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November 22nd, 2006

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

I have decided to respond to the article written by Nancy Haigh in The Pioneer Review's Nov. 16, 2006, issue concerning the Haakon Co. Commissioners' meeting of Nov. 9th.

With all due respect to Nancy, I realize that it has to be a very hard job writing for a small town newspaper and covering local board meetings. And, try as you may to be fair to everyone, usually someone feels the story slants more to one side than the other.


Warning of possible scams on Medicare Part D enrollment

The Consumer Protection Division has received complaints about telemarketers claiming to be Medicare representatives in an attempt to gain personal identifying information such as social security and bank account numbers.


FCCLA Cluster Meeting in Phoenix, AZ

“Overcome obstacles and make the best of life,” ... teaches inspirational speaker Matt Glowacki, who was born with no legs. He defeated Kayla O’Connell in a game of volleyball.

Three FCCLA students advisor Brigitte Brucklacher flew out of Rapid City for Phoenix on November 11 for a two-day convention. This was not a mandatory meeting, but an activity that members volunteered to attend. Each payed half of their expenses while the chapter payed the other half.

While there, the four stayed at the Hyatt Regency and attended FCCLA (Family, Career, Community Leaders of America) workshops in the Phoenix Convention Center.

The feature speaker was Matt Glowacki, who spoke about overcoming obstacles and making the best of life. Glowacki was born without legs.


FCCLA Cluster Meeting in Phoenix, AZ

Cluster meeting ... From left, Kayla O’Connell, Carrie Buchholz and Skye Brucklacher visited Phoenix with advisor Brigitte Brucklacher.

Three FCCLA students advisor Brigitte Brucklacher flew out of Rapid City for Phoenix on November 11 for a two-day convention. This was not a mandatory meeting, but an activity that members volunteered to attend. Each payed half of their expenses while the chapter payed the other half.

While there, the four stayed at the Hyatt Regency and attended FCCLA (Family, Career, Community Leaders of America) workshops in the Phoenix Convention Center.

The feature speaker was Matt Glowacki, who spoke about overcoming obstacles and making the best of life. Glowacki was born without legs.


School Board reviews State Aid Task Force report and receives gifted funds

For the school and students ... The Cottonwood Roping Club presented money and land to the Haakon School District to be used for scholarships. From left, Vern Omdahl, Cliff Fees and Dan Oldenberg present a check to School Board President Matt Reedy as Superintendent Keven Morehart looks on.

Roger Porch of Philip, a member of that Department of Education task force, was disappointed. "I originally thought that our task was to brainstorm and make recommendations to the Board of Education. But, we gave no specific recommendations."

Porch, a former legislator, predicts that any action taken from the task force's 60-page report will be "same old, same old.

"In my view, some type of sparsity factor is looked upon favorably by most people," said Porch. The Haakon School District does not receive a sparsity factor because of a current fund balance.


November 16th

Mildred Radway retires after 14 years of serving Senior Meals

In 1991, the Senior Nutrition Program started in Philip. In April of 1992, Mildred Radway joined on as the server of meals to seniors. Now, after 14 and a half years, she is retiring from the position.

"I was a farmer's wife. When we moved to town, my husband helped everybody he could find; he just had to stay busy," recalled Radway. "I wanted to be busy, too. He was agreeable to me taking this job.


Philip Lady Scotties fall to Wall Lady Eagles at Region 7B Volleyball to end the season 20-14

The Lady Scotties met the Wall Eagles on neutral ground in White River to determine the Region Championship. The tight match on Tuesday, November 7, ended 25-21, 21-25, 17-25, 25-20, 11-15.

The action was so intense that one volley was counted as more than 60 total hits of the ball.

Serving: Philip - 78-82 (7 aces). Leaders: Sarah Foland - 18 of 18 (1 ace); Marissa Mann - 16 of 17 (1 ace); Tylissa Fitch - 12 of 12 (3 aces). Wall - 96 of 106.

Receiving: Philip - 55 of 75. Leaders: Kayla O'Connell - 22 of 25; Foland - 6 of 7; M. Mann - 5 of 6.


Haakon County election results breakdown

According to the 2000 Census, there are 2,196 people in the county. This is broken down to Philip having 886 residents, Midland with 179, and 1,131 people considered as rural. As of election day, there are 1,498 active voters registered at the Haakon County Courthouse. There were a total of 1,116 citizens who voted during the last election.

Not all of the six precincts voted the same way on all the election issues and candidates. Precinct #1 polls at the Deep Creek Church.


Jerry L. Jakeway

Jerry Lee Jakeway, age 58, of Kadoka, died Sunday morning, November 12, 2006, at his residence southeast of Kadoka.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Thursday.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2006, at the Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Music will be provided by Britni Ross, pianist, and Susan Davidson, vocalist. Ushers are Kelly Brown and Clay Hindman.


Glo-N-Go Parade planned

Philip's annual Glo-N-Go Parade of Lights will again kick off the Christmas holiday season on Friday, November 24th.

As it gets dark (about 6 p.m.), Roger Williams will be in charge of lining up those individuals, organizations and businesses that wish to show off their handiwork of lights.