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August 3rd, 2006

Already time for school to start?

Registration for this year's academic classes at Philip High School for grades 7-12 will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 15-16, at the high school principal's office.

The three Fall sports will hold their first practices on Monday, August 14.

All athletes must have their physical forms on file in the high school office before their first practice. Forms are available at the high school office or online at www.philip.k12.sd.us.

A football parent/player meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, in the high school gym.


Survey required for library grant

Haakon County is applying for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the Governor's Office of Economic Development and Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The CDBG will partially fund a new county library with an annex attached to the existing courthouse which will contain handicap accessible restrooms compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

In order to be eligible for the grant, the Haakon County Friends of the Library will be conducting random telephone surveys in the evening hours during the week of August 7-11.


Haakon/Jackson County Fair and Philip Festival Days - Thurs.-Sun. August 3-6

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 3-6, offer a very full schedule of fun activities for residents and guests in the Philip area. Planning and preparations for the Haakon/Jackson County Fair and Philip Festival Days are now complete. The agenda is overflowing.

"The two events are being coordinated to make it easier for people to attend all the various activities," said Mark Ford, who is chairing the Festival Days preparations. Adele Gelvin is organizing the many 4-H livestock activities for the fair. Barb Williamson is chairing the parade.


Knutson and Arthur help build orphanage in Sri Lanka

Sponsored child ... Four-year-old Harshanna got to actually see his American sponsor, Rod Knutson. Mission of Mercy has partnered with Asiana Educational Development to raise and educate orphans and to help educate sponsored children of Sri Lanka, as well as other counties.

An island civilization with over 35,300 casualties and over 12,000 orphans from the 2004 Tsunami, 75 percent of its fishing industry destroyed, and a violent group of civil-war separatists disrupting government activities; this is Sri Lanka.

Why would anyone travel half way across the world to help build an orphanage there?


Knutson and Arthur help build orphanage in Sri Lanka

Constructing a cabana ... Curt Arthur (center) takes a quick breather in the almost 100º temperature and almost 100 percent humidity of western Sri Lanka. On the other side of the walled-in orphanage complex are 19 million Sri Lankans.

An island civilization with over 35,300 casualties and over 12,000 orphans from the 2004 Tsunami, 75 percent of its fishing industry destroyed, and a violent group of civil-war separatists disrupting government activities; this is Sri Lanka.

Why would anyone travel half way across the world to help build an orphanage there?


July 27th

Philip's Jerry Rhodes Assistant Football Coach of the Year

Jerry Rhodes is the Assistant Football Coach of the Year for 2005 for District 9A.

"It is well deserved by Jerry Rhodes. He was very instrumental in the success that we had last football season," said Head Coach Keven Morehart, who nominated Rhodes last November.

Rhodes has been involved with football for approximately 34 years. His first position was as assistant football coach at the Presho High School in 1968. During his career, he has volunteered as offensive line, defensive line, or assistant coach for over 20 years.


Philip "A" Baseball Team

The young athletes finished their season at the Badlands League Tournament in Kadoka on July 22. Back row: Austin O'Dea, Kyle Schulz, Jordan Hauk, Brandon O'Dea, Gunner Hook, Karch Foley, and Coach Michael Westerberg. Front row: Coach Travis DeJong, Tate DeJong, Gavin Brucklacher, Cheney Burns, Trey DeJong, Sam Stangle and Ryan VanTassel. Not pictured: Cassidy Schnabel. Team awards for the 2006 season; Cassidy Schnabel - most improved player, Tate DeJong - hustle/inspiration, and Brandon O'Dea MVP/team leader.


Philip "B" baseball team

Travelling to Presho on July 8th for the Badlands League "B" tournament, the Philip "B" baseball team came home with 1st place out of 6 teams. They defeated four teams in a row starting with the Kadoka 2 team, then Murdo, the Kadoka 1 team and winning the championship game against the Presho 1 team with a score of 2 to 0. Shown are: back row; assistant coach Travis Schnabel and Coach Brad Heltzel. Standing: Cheney Burns, Ryan VanTassel, Riley Engelbarth, Cassidy Schnabel, Riley Heltzel, Brayden Fitch, Tate DeJong and Diante Thorn.


Standiford leads points race in Pro Class

Ken Standiford accepts his trophy from Oahe Speedway track owner Milton Morris after winning in the Pro Class on July 2, 2006. Trophies in the Pro Class are sponsored by the Gold Star Motel in Rapid City. (Photo by Marlin Roseland.)

Want to win $1,000? Then you will want to be at Oahe Speedway this weekend for the Pioneer Garage $1,000 Shootout on Saturday. The $1,000 Shootout is open to any car or bike and starts at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 29. If racing for a trophy is more of your style, then the Pioneer Garage Trophy Shootout is the race you want to enter. Trophies will be awarded to both the winner and runner-up in the Trophy Shootout. The Junior Dragsters will also be racing on Saturday in the Pioneer Garage Junior Dragster Shootout.


Restful vacation?

Two weeks of lying on an isolated tropical beach with an umbrella-covered drink and not doing a thing. For me, not a chance!

My idea of a vacation is doing something ... so many somethings that I need a vacation when I get back from vacation. I can lie around at home and get a drink (tea or otherwise) here in town. The only time I enjoy not doing something is when I'm avoiding it. A vacation should be what I don't do the rest of my work year. Some people (ladies, you know who you are) enjoy shopping.