The Cork Thornton Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament held at the Merritt Reservoir on January 29 and 30th. There will be a guaranteed $5,000 prize for 1st place, Champion Coats for bragging rights and a a trophy. Also included in the event will be lots of raffles, prizes, and everyone will go home with a prize. If one wants a registration form mailed to them, or have any questions registering the tournament; Call or text 402-322-1602 or call Dean Jacobs at 402-376-5138
Regardless of marital status, women continue to face more specific financial needs than men. However, when it comes to preparing for their financial future, many still shy away from those conversations, says Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head, SDSU Extension Family Resource Management Field Specialist.
In a 2016 study conducted by America Saves, women were less likely to be make progress in saving money compared to men. Fidelity Investments found that women wanted to learn more about financial planning, investing and getting more involved in their finances, but only 47% of the respondents in the 2015 study said they were confident discussing money. Sixty percent reported worrying about having enough money during retirement.
“Women, on average, live longer than men, earn less than men and have gaps in their employment history,” says Saboe-Wounded Head.
The COVID-19 pandemic has only intensified financial disparities for women, says Saboe-Wounded Head. Of the 700,000 jobs lost since March, 60% have been lost by women.( https://www.kiplinger.com/article/retirement/t047-c032-s014-covid-19-exposes-cracks-in-women-s-finances.html)
“Women who take on more of the child care responsibilities may also be facing a reduction in income,” says Saboe-Wounded Head. “Now, more than ever, women need to become financially empowered by learning strategies to manage their finances.”
To address the issue, SDSU Extension is hosting Money Talk for Women, a six-week program that will empower women to become more confident in making financial decisions to improve long-term financial security. Throughout the sessions, Saboe-Wounded Head will lead participants through discussions on financial basics, insurance, investing, retirement and planning for future life events.
“By the end of the program, participants will develop a spending plan that reflects their values and financial goals, examine current insurance policies to determine long-term risk management needs, develop long-term investment goals, assess retirement investment needs and investigate estate-planning options for long-term financial security,” says Saboe-Wounded Head.
The program begins Jan. 25 and will conclude March 5. A hybrid format will be used, with participants independently completing assignments online and meeting once a week virtually with the group and facilitator. Online live sessions are scheduled for Tuesdays, February 2, 9, 16 and 23, and March 2 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. CST.
Participants will receive a copy of the book “Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women.” The fee for the program is $50, however scholarships are available.
To register, please visit the SDSU Extension Event site. (https://extension.sdstate.edu/events) For questions or more information contact Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head by email.
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The Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center at Cedar Shore will be hosting a New Year’s Eve dinner event on December 31st from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For reservations one can call 605-234-6376. Molly Dowling will be providing the entertainment. Prices for a 5 course meal will be $30 per person or $150 for 2 dinners and a one night’s stay.
The Chamberlain School Board will meet on Monday, January 11th at the Chamberlain Highschool / Middle School Library at 7:00 p.m. With questions, one can contact the Superintendent’s office at
(605) 234-4477 or e-mail email@example.com.
There will be a blood drive in Butte, Nebraska on Wednesday, December 30th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Butte/Naper Community Center. The drive is sponsored by the Naper Community and to make an appointment one can call Phyllis Camin at 402-832-5777.
There will be a blood drive in Burke on Tuesday, December 29th at the Burke Civic Center from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Appointments are encouraged however walk-ins will be welcome. To sign up contact Sharla Spencer at 605-208-1751.
There will be a blood drive in the Kimball Community tomorrow from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church located at 417 S. Elm St. Appointments are required; to schedule an appointment one can go online at liveservebloodcenter.org or call 800-287-4903.
- To apply online go to renew2020sd.com for further information.
- You may access and print instructions and an application at renew2020sd.com to renew by mail.
- The renewal fee is $28 for a regular license and $33 for a CDL.
- The mailing address is Driver Licensing Program, 118 W. Capitol Ave., Pierre SD 57501.
- To apply by mail, contact our office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method) or call us at 605-773-6883 for a renewal by mail packet.