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shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com June 12, 2018 • Page 5 Father’s Day Lessons From Dads By Sen. Mike Rounds Father’s Day gives us a chance to celebrate dads and thank them for everything they do for their families. As any dad can attest, raising our four kids was both the hardest and most rewarding job I’ve ever had. Jean and I are incredibly proud of our kids, and we’ve enjoyed watching them grow and start families of their own. We look forward to spending time with them this Father’s Day, however this year it will look a little different. This is the first Father’s Day without my dad, Grandpa Don, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 90. Grandpa Don was a shining example of what it meant to be a dad. He always put God and his family first and dedicated his life to serving others. He was a hard worker, a good provider, and he always saw the good in everyone. While we miss him every day, we are grateful for the lifelong lessons he taught not just his family, but everyone who knew him. One lesson in particular that stands out is advice he used to share in the 1960s, when he often gave commencement speeches at high school graduations. As the oldest child, my dad would sometimes let me come along for these speeches, and his message to the students sticks with me today. Those old enough to live through the 1960s can remember that it was a time when it wasn’t “cool” to be “square.” According to the cool kids back then, being a “square” meant being conventional, boring, inhibited and nerdy – definitely not part of the cool crowd. So, my dad would tell the graduates about the real meaning of “square. ” To him and his National Dairy Month: Learn More About Dairy From Farm To Table Written by Whitney Blindert Midwest Dairy Council generation, being “square” was a good June is National Dairy thing. You were honest so you could look Month, so what better time people “square” in the eye. When you worked your way out of debt, you became to learn more about where your milk comes from? “square” with the world. If someone was You're probably curious hungry, you gave him a “square” meal. - and we can help! Start You stood “foursquare” for what you by learning more about believed in. He told graduates that they should be the dairy farm families in South Dakota dairy “square” because “square” really meant farm families in South being honest, fair, genuine, upright, Dakota and throughout the straightforward and ethical, as in always Midwest by visiting the giving other people a “square deal.” Midwest Dairy website at The phrase “square deal” was coined www.midwestdairy.com/ by President Teddy Roosevelt. It was and clicking on the Farm his philosophy that we should not grant special favors to any group of Americans, Life link. Want to visit a dairy but to be fair to all. At the end of his comfarm? We've got you mencement speeches, dad would invite the graduates to be “squares” for the rest covered! Midwest Dairy provides an online farm of their lives. experience. You can take a In today’s society, dad’s graduation 10-stop video tour to expemessage resonates stronger than ever. I rience how milk from real am grateful to be able to pass along his cows, on a real Midwest advice, especially with young people, as I did recently at Boys and Girls State and farm, becomes the fresh, while delivering the commencement address at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. These young people – and so many like them across the state – are smart, talented and driven to make the world a better place. While we recognize their accomplishments, we are also The right job grateful for the fathers behind the scenes, is just one offering unconditional love, support and sacrifice. May we all take a moment click away. this Father’s Day to celebrate the dads www.missourivalleyshopper.com in our lives whose guidance helps us be In Print and Online! Call 665-5884 stronger, better and more “square” in our daily lives. Ozone Exceedances In Eastern South Dakota PIERRE, S.D. – Two air monitoring sites in the state have detected ozone levels slightly above the EPA’s new national ambient air quality standard level. High temperatures, high humidity, and low wind speeds have been conducive to the formation of ozone at these sites. The air quality monitoring sites in Sioux Falls and in Union County near Elk Point have indicated the new federal 8-hour air quality ozone standard of 70 parts per billion was exceeded three times in the last two weeks. The most recent and highest 8-hour average was 75 parts per billion identified on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Sioux Falls. “At this point, the levels are not of major concern, as they would not have exceeded the EPA’s older standards,” said DENR Secretary Steve Pirner. “Still, we encourage South Dakotans to visit our Real Time Air Quality Index map online to stay up to date on current air quality in their areas.” Prior to 2015, the EPA standard for ozone was 75 parts per billion. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources opposed the change, arguing that the new standard was overly stringent and too close to background levels commonly seen in South Dakota. South Dakota’s Real Time Air Quality Index map is available at http://denr.sd.gov/des/aq/aarealtime.aspx. The site updates hourly. Regional air quality data can be seen at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website at www. airnow.gov. Air quality conditions will vary so DENR encourages the public to regularly visit the websites to determine if air quality in your area is reaching unhealthy levels. Sensitive groups are impacted the most and generally include children, older adults and people with lung disease. However, everyone may experience some effects at certain times. naturally nutrient-rich dairy foods you love. Do you have specific questions about dairy from farm-to-table? Take 48 seconds to watch the journey your milk makes in about 48 hours. If you're fond of eating local foods, then choose dairy as a part of your diet. Milk is locally produced in every state, so it doesn't have to travel far from home. What about dairy cow care? Dairy farmers know that if you take good care of your cows, your cows will take good care of you. Visit our site to learn how they do this through a nutritious diet, regular medical care and comfortable living conditions. Feel like celebrating? World Milk Day kicks off June 1, 2018 with events going on around the globe. Or, join us in celebrating National Dairy Month and beyond with our simple, tasty, and nutritious recipes. Everything from savory pizzas and creamy parfaits, to chocolate milk and tempting cheese plates is deliciously, extraordinarily, undeniably dairy! To view recipes and more visit the World Milk Day website. Local dairy experts South Dakota's dairy farmers have a support team within SDSU Extension. To learn more about how the SDSU Extension dairy team supports your local dairy farmers, visit iGrow and search for this article: SDSU Extension Collaborates to Serve Dairy Producers Along I-29. South Dakota Awarded $21 Million Federal INFRA Grant PIERRE, S.D. – Secretary of Transportation Darin Bergquist says the South Dakota Department of Transportation has received a $21 million Infrastructure Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to be used for the Veteran’s Parkway project in Sioux Falls. U.S. Sen. John Thune announced the award in a press release on June 5. Thune, along with colleagues in the House and the Senate, authored the grant program that was included in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015. “We are thankful to Sen. Thune for advocating to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao the importance of safe and reliable infrastructure to the citizens of our rural state,” says Bergquist. “This additional funding will not only help the Veteran’s Parkway project, but allow the department to move forward with an additional $21 million in construction projects for FY2018 that were not originally programmed.” The Veteran’s Parkway project was let to bid in November of 2017 at nearly $55 million dollars and is one of the largest highway construction projects let by the SDDOT. This multi-year project will reconstruct the interchange of Interstate 90 at Exit 402 with Veteran’s Parkway, reconstruct one mile of rural, two-lane Timberline Road to a six-lane divided highway and reconstruct two railroad grade separations. To date, the department has completed construction of Veteran’s Parkway from 57th Street north to Rice Street. Once this project is built the new roadway will connect travelers from Arrowhead Parkway to Interstate 90. “Providing a safe, efficient and reliable infrastructure for the citizens and travelers of South Dakota is our number one priority, says Bergquist. “I look forward to the partnership with the city of Sioux Falls to deliver a much-needed roadway to accommodate the economic and quality of life needs for that area of the state.” TYNDALL MOTORS Sensational Summer Boat SaleS EVENT Offer Expires July 5 Receive A Bass ProShops/Cabelas Gift Card With Purchase of Selected Boats Only During This Event! 2018 tracker targa V-18 wt NEW 28,995 $ 2018 suntracker bass buggy 18 dlx NEW 16,995 $ 2018 tracker targa V-19 wt NEW Participating Businesses Are… 31,995 $ Your price with options freight and prep Your price with options freight and prep Your price with options freight and prep with Mercury 150 HP XL4S Plus $500 Bass Pro Shops/ Cabelas Gift Card with Mercury 60 HP ELPT 4S CT Plus $250 Bass Pro Shops/ Cabelas Gift Card with Mercury 150 HP XL 4S Plus $500 Bass Pro Shops/ Cabelas Gift Card 30,845 $ 21,415 $ 34,535 $ see our full inventory at tyndallmotors.com NO HAGGLE ~ NO HASSLE Call: Dan, Tom or Katie at 605-589-3441 • Toll Free 1-888-589-3441 406 West Hwy 50 • Tyndall, SD • Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Sat. 8 a.m.–12 noon J&H Cleaning Services YANKTON WORKS Want your REAL-TIME MESSAGE on the most visited media website in the Yankton area? 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