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Old 07-19-2008, 11:09 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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I was recommended, but have not heard anything.. maybe you can check up on that for me. =)
Yes, there have been a few suggestions thrown around. You'd find out before I would though. Administrator contacts the person and if they accept, he lets the rest of us know. Just like in my real world~I'm always the last to know.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:00 AM
 
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Yes, there have been a few suggestions thrown around. You'd find out before I would though. Administrator contacts the person and if they accept, he lets the rest of us know. Just like in my real world~I'm always the last to know.
Hope you stay mod on here Jammie . Unless you prefer to leave if they pick someone over you i'll PM the actual owner (Admin) of City Data and protest for whatever it's worth.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:21 AM
 
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Jammie..........Horsethief lake looks awesome. Like something out of Canada. Those were nice photo's of rapid city. Question....how do you guys make it in Mitchell?? Is there an military installation there or farming/ranching etc..Some of the homes looked nice.
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:24 AM
 
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Thank you for the compliment. I may actually stay here cause I'm comfy here. The only issue for me is time since I have full time employment.

There are farmers in the area, but about 30 years ago, there was a huge decline since you now have to farm a few sections instead of just a quarter or so in order to survive. Life kind of went downhill when the family farming changed. My ancestors were all farmers, but it was unaffordable for us.

We have several factories, a few computer places, etc. Verifications is here and it consists of doing background screening for future employers or apartment complex owners all across the country. Trail King is a biggie here and there are a few other places that also build trailers. They're always looking for welders, deckers, etc. We'll be getting a credit card company in the near future. The Martin Group is a huge employer and they are very good to their employees. Toshiba makes toner products and they pay their employees quite well. We have Graphic Packaging and they're pretty decent, too. Of course, the school district, city, and county are big employers. I don't know a lot of specifics of some of those places because I've been with my same employer for 12 years and haven't looked around much.

If there's any specific type of work, I could get some phone numbers or links to you.

We aren't a very high paying state, but some of our cost of living is low. Gas and food are high, just like all over. But housing and insurance are pretty decent. You can still get an apartment here for $350 or under, but I'd stick with the ones that are $350 to $500. We also have some in the 600-700 range and they are very nice. We don't really have slum areas or high crime areas because we have such a sparse population so what area of town you live in doesn't really matter like in a lot of states. Our biggest city is Sioux Falls and the population is a bit over 140,000. (It's the town with the beautiful falls that are pictured. The town I live in was about 14,000 for years, but now it has grown to 17,000. It's the fifth largest city in the state. Don't laugh~it really is.

As far as scenery~the Hills area is finally coming out of their 7 or 8 year drought so it's beautiful and green there now. My area was once the prairie~7 or 8 of Laura Ingalls Wilder's books were inspired just an hour northeast of where I live. We divide by the Missouri~I live East River. West River starts with ranching, then the Badlands, then the Black Hills. As far as beauty goes, my area doesn't match the Hills area. Anyway, it's the perfect place to live except for winter.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:31 AM
 
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If there's any specific type of work, I could get some phone numbers or links to you.
LOL....Thanks Jammie as South Dakota does look very nice and i know the hard working on the land values are up there. If i could take the winters i'd seriously ponder it. I'm leaving Albuquerque cause i struggle with the winters and the ABQ posters think i'm a wimp as they think it's mild there....lol....

One time i really was looking at Oklahoma with all their Lakes and Rivers and Outdoor recreation etc... and asking Synopsis and PeggyDavis questions but seeing this past winter Ice Storms was a downer for me.

Anyway i'll keep checking out the photo's there and again thanks for all !!!!!!
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:36 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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You're welcome. I tend to get a bit off topic, don't I?

Have you ever been to Oklahoma? Eastern OK is just beautiful. It's green and lush and has beautiful lakes. Their weather is mild compared to mine. But they do have a bit of winter and I'd eventually like to get away from that.
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