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Alcester, SD

Coronavirus Updates

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve, the Alcester Area Chamber of Commerce wants to encourage everyone to contineut to support local businesses and nonprofists as much as we can.  We don’t want this health issue to evolve into a financial issue for our local community.

Members, please post to the Alcester Marketplace page on Facebook if you have any update regarding your business during this time including adjusting your hours, how to access your products and services with less social contact or any new services you are offering as a result of COVID-19.  If you do not have access to Facebook, please email alcestersdchamber@gmail.com what you’d like the public to know.  By working together, we can all assist in helping our community survive this ordeal.


Chamber Meetings

Next meeting will be June 10 at 12:30 p.m. at Arlene’s Sunnyside Café.

Senior Dining Program

Senior Meals are available for delivery to your home for anyone 60+ during this time of the COVID-19, through your Senior Dining program.  Please call (605) 934-2057 for further information to get signed up.  Recommended meal cost is $4.

Alcester Care & Rehab

Alcester Care & Rehab will be doing video visits via Facebook messenger or skype on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. so you can keep in touch with your loved ones.   The facilities asks that you kindly respect its request not to physically visit loved ones in the facility at this time.

Alliance Communications


You can sign up for automatic bank draft by using your checking account’s routing and account numbers. With this option, your monthly bill amount will be deducted from your bank account each month. You never have to worry about missing a payment! Sign up for bank draft here or complete the form on the back of your next bill.

**For a limited time, you will receive a $15 credit when you sign up for bank draft.**

Give us a call to pay your bill over the phone. We will verify your identity, confirm your monthly bill amount and proceed with payment options.

Visit our website to pay your bill online. Be sure to have your account number handy.

Arlene’s Sunnyside Cafe


Arlene’s Café will be open for dine in starting May 11th on Monday through Thursdays from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fridays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.  and Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday evenings could be temporary, based on the number of customers through the rest of May.   Please respect seating areas as there will be some tables closed to keep a respectable social distancing throughout the café. Please refrain from coming inside if you feel ill.   Curb side take out delivery will still be available if you are not feeling the best.



City of Alcester

The City of Alcester wants to do their part to protect the health of the Citizens as well as the Employees.

Effective immediately: City Hall will be limiting visitors & patrons. We encourage you to use the drop box for your City Utility Payments. If you need to conduct City Business please call and set up an appointment. 605-934-2851. Or email us to set up an appointment. City Employees will be in the office.

Patricia Jurrens, Finance Officer: alcestercityfo@alliancecom.net
Wanda Halverson, Deputy FO: city_wanda@alliancecom.net
Police Chief Christie: alcesterpd@alliancecom.net
Officer Schuller: alcesterpd2@alliancecom.net

We appreciate our Citizens and want our Community to remain safe! We apologize for any inconvenience but Thank You for your understanding during this time.

Mayor Glas

Farmers Cooperative Society

FCS has proactively implemented some new procedures that are intended to minimize risk to our employees and our customers. It is important for us to maintain a safe workspace for our employees as well as being able to continue to serve our customers. Steps we have taken include the following:

  • We have cancelled company and external meetings and events at this time.
  • We are asking all truck drivers to stay in their trucks when loading, unloading and weighing in and out of our facilities.
  • We have increased cleaning and sanitation supplies and are encouraging employees to take time to clean and wash their hands regularly.
  • We are restricting employee’s movements between our locations

As your local cooperative we understand that business must go on; however, we are trying to limit interaction so that we can ensure continued support to all of our customers. Therefore, we ask that you conduct as much business as possible over the phone or by email for the next several weeks.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you updated as things change. Stay safe, we will get through this working together.

Mane Attraction

Mane Attraction is still open and will stay open as long as they can and it’s safe.  They are sanitizing every hard surface in between customers and spraying the soft surfaces.  Only one customer is allowed in at a time.  Please come alone to appointments.  Amanda and Tena are also offering to pick up things for any of their elderly community members or people who are afraid to go out.  Please call them at the salon at (605) 934-2177, Amanda at (714) 348-9166 or Tena at (605) 212-5222.

Premier Bank

As the situation evolves, we are taking extra precautions and restricting access to our lobby until further notice. Bank employees are still available within the bank; however, please call to arrange appointments to enter the bank facility. Our drive-thru lanes will remain open.  Click to learn more pertaining to this situation.

Southeastern Electric


Mar 18, 2020


This is a “Special Notice” to All Southeastern Electric Cooperative Members, Vendors, Suppliers and anyone else from the general public.  All our Offices will be Closed to Public Access starting today, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and until further notice.

As Your Cooperative Organization we always look for the most efficient way to serve our Members with reliable, dependable and affordable electric service.  The decision to close our offices to public access was made in an effort to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus to Cooperative Employees which in turn is part of our effort to maintain the quality of service that our employees provide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to those who regularly stop by our offices, but we encourage you to call us at 1-800-333-2859 with any questions you may have, for payment arrangements or for any service you may need with your home, farm or business!

Thanks again for your cooperation and assistance by using the drive-up payment box at any of our offices, by paying online or giving us a call at 1-800-333-2859.

Member Focused, Member Driven!

Total Stop

Total Stop is back to regular hours.

Horizon Health Care

Please call the clinic before going in for an appointment.  Dental clinics are open for dental emergent care only. Help Stop the Spread.

All sliding fee applications currently expire on April 30 each year, and all patients are required to reapply for the program.  In light of the recent extension of the tax filing deadline as well as trying to eliminate any barriers for our patients to participate in the program, Horizon Health Care will be extending the current expiration date of the sliding fee applications to 7/30/20.

Horizon Health Care has begun a phase reopening on Monday, May 11th for emergent care or urgent dental needs, in addition to treatment for patients who care has been postponed.   

Alcester-Hudson Schools

The Alcester-Hudson school has canceled all school activities including open gyms and weightlifting until Monday, June 8.  Please return all books, computers and school-owned band instruments by Friday, May 14th.  The school is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day this week.  There will also be no in-house after school program this summer.  You can contact the school regarding a remote after-school program.  Summer lunches through the end of June can be received by filling out a survey by noon on Friday, May 14th on the school’s page on Facebook. Lunches will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays at no charge to the student.

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