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shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com October 2, 2018 • Page 7 2018 Governor’s Awards Presented PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard presented the 2018 Governor’s Awards Sept. 25 to South Dakota businesses and workers who have made significant contributions to the employment of people with disabilities. Governor’s Awards were presented to the following recipients: Enma Lemus Arriaga of Watertown currently holds two jobs. Outside of work, Enma is an active member of her church, assisting with childcare and teaching Spanish. Enma has also served on the Watertown Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities. For her determination, hard work and self-motivation, Enma was awarded the Outstanding Citizen with a Disability Award. Catherine Greseth of Custer has worked as an area manager for a national medical company and a business devel- opment director for several Fortune 500 companies. Greseth is legally blind due lingering results from physical abuse. Currently, she serves as the executive director of the Workforce Diversity Network of the Black Hills. Greseth was awarded the Outstanding Citizen with a Disability Award for her efforts. Ryan Bartz of Sioux Falls was diagnosed with Autism at the age of ten. After acquiring a degree from Southwest Minnesota State University in Communication Studies, Bartz began two summer internships with the USD Center for Disabilities. After that, he began working at the center full-time while still holding a position at the local Hyvee. Outside of work, Bartz is a member of the Sioux Falls Young Professionals Network. For these achievements, Bartz was awarded the Outstanding Employee with a Disability Award. Burger King #1187 of Mobridge retains individuals with disabilities as part of their winning workforce, and they have been recognized as the Outstanding Private Employer (Small Employer Category). Under the leadership of Bob Coulter, every employee or potential employee is treated as a person first. Global Polymer of Madison was today’s recipient of the Outstanding Private Employer (Large Employer Category). Global Polymer partners within the community to promote a diverse workforce, offering equal employment opportunities for all. Outdoor Campus West of South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks received the Outstanding Employer Award. Outdoor Campus West has worked diligently to become a model employer in hiring individuals with disabilities. Every employee is a priority and are viewed on an equal status. They are held to the same standards and receive training in effective ways to work with a diverse customer and workforce base. Dave Halverson of Sturgis has worked for 19 years to ensure that students with disabilities in western South Dakota receive services to make a positive transition from school to adult life. For that reason, Halverson has been selected as the recipient of the Outstanding Transition Services Award. The 2018 Governor’s Awards ceremony was co-sponsored by the Board of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Board of Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Statewide Independent Living Council and the South Dakota Department of Human Services. Americorps VISTA Members Team Up With SDSU Extension To Serve South Dakotans NOW HIRING! Full-Time Poultry Care Persons Plainview, NE & Bloomfield, NE Responsible for working with all aspects of our pullet and layer houses to include providing an excellent enviroment and quality care for our laying hens. This position would include benefits such as medical, dental, vision, tutition assistance, and 401k. We also have benefits such as holiday pay, paid time off, bereavement pay and incentive plan. To apply, visit our website at www.michaelfoods.com and click on careers. For questions or futher assistance, call Kim at 402-373-6300. Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled BROOKINGS, S.D. Five AmeriCorps VISTA members will team up with SDSU Extension staff to serve South Dakotans throughout the 2018-2019 year. "These individuals bring a diversity of experience and talents to the SDSU Extension team and will enhance the work that we do to serve South Dakotans," said Aimee House Ladonski, SDSU Extension Volunteer Development Field Specialist. Ladonski explained that because of the large geographical area SDSU Extension staff are charged to serve, the extra assistance offered by the AmeriCorps VISTA members in specific areas will be valuable. "There is a finite number of SDSU Extension employees who serve South Dakotans. We will be able to accomplish even more this year, because we'll have the VISTA members here to help," she says. The goal of AmeriCorps VISTA program is to increase knowledge of, and access to, physical and financial health and wellness techniques and resources for economically disadvantages South Dakotans. VISTA members will serve in areas within SDSU Extension that align with this goal. The following five VISTA members will join the SDSU Extension team working in the areas of ger- finding the right job is easier than you think ontology, family resource management and tribal local foods: Monica Herrera, will work on SDSU Extension projects to help provide older adults with greater access to social connections, services and information. She will office in the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Sioux Falls. Missy Korczak, will serve SDSU Extension as the VISTA Leader, supporting the recruitment, selection and development of high quality VISTA members. She will office in the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Aberdeen. Elizabeth Word, will work through SDSU Extension to enhance the financial literacy of underserved South Dakotans. She will office in the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Watertown. Jackie Solano, will provide training on local foods and beginning farming/ranching techniques designed to help lift tribal members out of poverty and increase food security. She will office in the Pine Ridge Tribal Extension Office in Kyle. Nicholas Ciaramitaro, will work to enhance beginning farmer/rancher and local foods education for those interested in tribal farming. He will office in the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Winner. SDSU Extension is currently accepting ap- plications for AmeriCorps VISTA positions with options to start in November 2018 and Spring 2019. To learn more and to apply, visit their website. **BOA Releases FY2018 Obligation Recovery Center Annual Report Pierre, S.D. – The debt recovered by the Obligation Recovery Center nearly doubled in its second year of collections, according to a report released by the Bureau of Administration today. The Bureau oversees the state Obligation Recovery Center program which just ended its second year. The annual report covers Fiscal Year 2018 and shows a total of $3.5 million in collections, up from $1.8 the previous year. In addition 4,347 debtors are currently entered into payment agreements valued at just under $11.4 million. “We have seen continual increases in the past year,” said Commissioner Scott Bollinger of the Bureau of Administration, “which has resulted in more state agencies participating in the debt referral program with the Center.” The entire report can be found on the Obligation Recover Center webpage at https://boa.sd.gov/obligation-recovery/default. aspx. Click on the FY2018 Annual Report link. For more information, please contact Leah Svendsen at 605.773.3688. MOODY MOTOR NIOBRARA, NE Patrick Hawk 251 Spruce Ave • Box 260 Niobrara, NE 68760 when you’ve got the right direction Stop searching. The Help Wanted section of the Missouri Valley Shopper lists many possible new job opportunities. Find a career that’s right for you. MV Shopper MV Shopper M I S S O U R I VA L L E Y M I S S O U R I VA L L E Y Avera offers great wages and benefits with potential semi-annual wage increases. 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