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August 24th, 2006

"Spotlight" on Philip community development to be September 13

During a presentation at the August 14 meeting at the Philip Chamber of Commerce, guest speaker Dan Oedekoven summarized the "Spotlight" program which is coming to Philip.

The South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service will continue its community development work with small towns in South Dakota with the help of a second major grant from the Northwest Area Foundation.


Williams vacations as missionary to Nicaragua

Guests of Ruby ... In a tiny house near the squalor of the Dump, Ruby could be a Nicaraguan version of Mother Theresa. At four foot, Ruby is tall when it comes to compassion and prayer. With some of the Jones family on their missionary trip are Kay Williams (front) and her granddaughter, Kayla Herren (far right).

Kay Williams and her granddaughter, Kayla Herren, were invited to join the extended Jones family on a mission trip this year to Managua, Nicaragua.

On Saturday, July 15, 27 people (12 between 7-15 years-of-age) flew from Houston to Managua. After going through customs and locating their luggage, they boarded the 1987 'Blue Bird' school bus and bumped and bounced to the Buzbee Mission Camp. The dorm quarters had bunk beds, a small mirror, a sink, and a toilet that was not supposed to flush paper. The showers were cold-water; there was no hot water anywhere.


Williams vacations as missionary to Nicaragua

Home for 2,500 people ... People continue to stay and live in the place known as the Dump. Slightly better conditions exist in surrounding villages, which are filled withpeople. Managua itself is little better in living conditions. Shown here is a young girl finding what she can to stay alive. Still, their spirits shine.

Kay Williams and her granddaughter, Kayla Herren, were invited to join the extended Jones family on a mission trip this year to Managua, Nicaragua.

On Saturday, July 15, 27 people (12 between 7-15 years-of-age) flew from Houston to Managua. After going through customs and locating their luggage, they boarded the 1987 'Blue Bird' school bus and bumped and bounced to the Buzbee Mission Camp. The dorm quarters had bunk beds, a small mirror, a sink, and a toilet that was not supposed to flush paper. The showers were cold-water; there was no hot water anywhere.


August 10th

Seize the day

With the current heat, it is hard to believe that summer is almost gone. Fall sports are starting soon, and classes will be right behind.

Where did the summer go? It went day by day, and I didn't catch all of those days. I let too many of them slip through my fingers, when all I had to do was close my hand and seize the day. Too much of this, and parents suddenly realize their daughters have gone from diapers to prom dresses, their sons from playing with toy cars to driving off to their own lives.


Mary Virginia Harty

Mary Virginia Harty, age 96, of Milesville, died Monday, August 7, 2006, at Maryhouse in Pierre.

Visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9, all at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m.


G. George Hackworth

G. George Hackworth, 89, Sturgis, SD, died Monday, August 7, 2006, at the Fort Meade VA Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 14, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis with Rev. Karl Gregory officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

George was born January 4, 1917, in a sod house close to White River, SD. He attended school two years at Mission, SD, and third through eighth grade at Ring Thunder Township.


James R. "Jim" Williams

James R. "Jim" Williams, age 80, of Philip, SD, died Saturday, August 5, 2006, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital.

Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Wednesday, August 9, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father Ron Garry officiating.

Music was provided by Marianne Frein, organist, and Maureen Palecek, vocalist, singing "On Eagles' Wings", "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" and "O' Sacrament Most Holy".

Eucharistic ministers were Marion Matt, Keith Emerson and Lester Perason. Lector was Rita O'Connell. Altar servers were Troy and Tate Guptill.


Thomas & Berdine Hanson

Committal services for Thomas and Berdine Hanson will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 15, at the Black Hills National Cemetery. A V.A. Chaplain from Fort Meade will officiate the brief interment services with military honors presented by the Sturgis Honor Guard.

Thomas Leonard Hanson was born July 22, 1916, in Mt. Vernon, SD. Tom was the 13th child of the 14 born of Martin and Lizzie Hanson. He was a retired supervisor with Lockheed Missile and Space Company located in Sunnyvale, California.


LaVonne O. Green

LaVonne O. Green, age 83, of Interior, SD, died Wednesday morning, August 2, 2006, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Graveside services were held Saturday, August 5, at the Fairview Cemetery in Interior.

LaVonne O. Kruse was born on her parents' ranch in Conata Basin near Interior, the youngest of 14 children born to William and Lena (Schluter) Kruse.


City Council sees money coming in and going out

The Philip City Council's regular meeting on August 7th was financially based on many topics.

Under "old business," the additional fees requested from Wohlenberg, Ritzman, Co. have been dropped.