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November 30th, 2006

Philip Scottie season-end football awards

The Philip High School football players, families, and fans held their end of the season potluck supper and awards night on Tuesday, November 21. The team had advanced to the 9A quarterfinals this year, after finishing in second place to Hanson last season.

Four Philip Scottie players have been selected to be on the All State 9A First Team - voted on by the coaches in the state.

Casey Cuny (senior, 6'0", 175 lbs.) was selected as running back. Cuny finished the season with 1,691 yards, averaging 12.4 yards per carry.


Community Christmas concerts

The Community Christmas Cantata will perform "On Christmas Day" by Marty Parks. A time of fellowship over coffee and cookies will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 3, at the United Church of Philip. The Cantata will begin at 3:30 p.m.

The Philip Elementary Concert will be on Tuesday, December 5.

The Milesville School Christmas Program will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 14.

The Philip High School Band and Vocal Concert will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 18.

Midland's Elementary Christmas Concert will be at 7:00 p.m.


Free flu shots

Free flu shots are available to infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers ages six months to 59 months from November 27 through December 3 at the SD Health Department's local community health-nursing offices. The free shots are part of the state's observance of National Influenza Vaccination Week.

Parents can contact their local office to schedule a shot or learn about scheduled clinics. To find the office nearest you, call 1-800-738-2301.

Parents should know that a booster shot is needed one month after the first shot if the child is receiving the flu vaccine for the first time.


Burglary of Philip gun shop

Earl Eliason is a licensed dealer of used and new firearms. He is still checking his inventory, but at this point in time, he knows that five handguns have been stolen. A paper bound acquisition and disposition book, Federal Firearms Record, was also taken. The book is Eliason's registry of the make, model and serial number of the guns that he has in stock and has sold.

The front door was jimmied and the wood by the door lock was splintered. The lock hasp on the handgun display cabinet was forced open.


Jennifer Nelson family aided by COTA and community in lung transplant quest

Jennifer Nelson

Jennifer, 16-year-old daughter of Wes and Nikki Nelson of Midland, continues her battle with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). CF is a genetic disorder that particularly affects the lungs and digestive system and requires ongoing treatment and medical care.

COTA exists to assist patients who require a life-saving organ, bone marrow, cord blood or stem cell transplant. It works with any patient who needs a transplant due to a genetic disease such as Cystic Fibrosis, and all patients 21 and younger for any disease or complication.


Jennifer Nelson family aided by COTA and community in lung transplant quest

Family and friends on a mission of love ... coordinating efforts to raise funds to offset the initial and life-long expenses of a lung transplant for Jennifer Nelson. From left: Cynthia Finn – public relations coordinator, Gretchen and Gary Phillips – trustees, Amy Rasing – COTA Resource Development Mgr., James Nelson – brother, Sheryl Hansen – campaign coordinator, Wesley Nelson – father, Lyndy Ireland – grandmother, Bailey Bergeson – youth and media liaison, Kenny Ireland – grandfather, and Jesse Hansen – campaign coordinator.

Jennifer, 16-year-old daughter of Wes and Nikki Nelson of Midland, continues her battle with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). CF is a genetic disorder that particularly affects the lungs and digestive system and requires ongoing treatment and medical care.

COTA exists to assist patients who require a life-saving organ, bone marrow, cord blood or stem cell transplant. It works with any patient who needs a transplant due to a genetic disease such as Cystic Fibrosis, and all patients 21 and younger for any disease or complication.


Heidi Burns - new Public Health Nurse

As of September 25, the Haakon County Public Health Nurse working for the South Dakota Department of Health is Heidi Burns. Also, there are new office hours.

Graduating from Philip High School, Burns has since earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from South Dakota State University. A Registered Nurse, Burns fills in at Philip Health Services when needed and is not working at the Public Health Office on the first floor of the county courthouse.

"I worked as a clerk in my dad's store after classes when I was in high school," said Burns.


Gertrude W. Woodard

Gertrude W. Woodard, age 89, of Long Valley, SD, died Sunday evening, November 26, 2006, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Kadoka, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Friday.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 1, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Long Valley, with Pastor Ann Schlossnagle officiating.

Interment will be in the Long Valley Community Cemetery.

Gertrude W.


Everett Hunt

Everett Edward Hunt of Murdo passed away on November 20, 2006, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 93 years, 9 months. He was surrounded by family.

Services were held Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, at the the United Methodist Church in Murdo with Pastor Bob Duemig officiating

Burial was in the Murdo City Cemetery.

Everett was born on February 4, 1913, to Warren and Elizabeth (Hans) Hunt on a farm near Verdel, NE, the third of eight children.


Isaac J. Fortune

Isaac J.