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Jacque Schumacher, Mary Kay sales director, Mitchell, was honored as queen of sales as the top independent sales director in the court of personal sales, diamond division. She received a 50th anniversary tiara, a diamond and citrine ring, a diamond bumblebee pin and a cash gift. The award was presented at the recent 50th anniversary seminar of Mary Kay Cosmetics in Dallas, Texas, which she attended with her husband, Tom. This is the 25th time Schumacher has been recognized in the court of personal sales, the 21st time in the top 20 and the third time as queen of sales.
The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, has announced the recipients of scholarships in the incoming freshman class. These area students were awarded scholarships:
If anyone is an educated hotel guest, it's Bjorn Hanson, dean of New York University's Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management. But even Hanson got confused during a business trip a few years ago when a hotel bill included $18 in charges for gratuities. One fee was for a bellman he didn't use and the other was for housekeeping service, even though he had already left a tip. It took some discussion with the manager to get the fees dropped.
HURON -- The SD Wine Pavilion at the State Fair is becoming a tradition for some fairgoers. This is the only venue in the state where people have the opportunity to taste samples from 11 of South Dakota's wineries, several of the state's breweries and eight cheese manufacturing plants in South Dakota.
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Kristi Noem announced she will host a town hall meeting at the State Fair, with House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, at 11 a.m. Friday in the Women's Building on the fairgrounds.
HURON -- With the South Dakota State Fair administration would like to remind people about a few important State Fair policies: • Animal Industry Board hours For livestock exhibitors coming to the State Fair needing their animals checked, fair entrance gates will be closed to animal entries between the hours of 12 to 6 a.m. Animal Industry Board staff will not be present, so please plan accordingly. • Dog and cat policy
HURON -- The South Dakota Stock Dog Association will entertain fairgoers on Aug. 28 and 29 in Huron while also helping to make wishes come true for kids across the state facing life-threatening medical conditions. Free-will donations and the proceeds from an auction, which includes a trained stock dog, will benefit Make-A-Wish South Dakota during this year's South Dakota State Fair.
HURON -- The first lego building competition will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday at the South Dakota State Fair Arts and Education Building. Sign up for a chance to compete during State Fair week at the Arts and Education building. People may sign up once each day. Your name can be included in the drawing up to five times. There will be one drawing for each age bracket held on Monday. Drawings will be held 10 minutes prior to each age bracket start time. There are four age group brackets: • 9 to 9:30 a.m. -- Ages 15 to 18.
HURON -- The South Dakota State Fair has implemented new restrictions on golf carts for the safety of fair-goers. "With a 27 percent increase in attendance in the last five years, the State Fair has been faced with the challenge of managing golf cart traffic and keeping patrons safe," said Jerome Hertel, State Fair manager. "At an average attendance of more than 30,000 per day, the potential for accidents involving golf carts and pedestrians has increased dramatically in the past few years,"
With a new theme and a new year, the state fair is also bringing in new rides, entertainment and food in an effort to reel in more than 200,000 visitors this year. The fair has 500 spaces for vendors and, like last year, will be full, said Joni Kiple, vendors and concessions coordinator. While traditions such as the popular wine pavilion and older country acts are important, State Fairgrounds Manager Jerome Hertel said he sees positive responses by mixing new faces among the regulars.