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May 25th

One white flower

Springtime explodes with colors. Winter’s cold, cutting winds, and lifeless grays – and our memories of them – are all but forgotten. The sky vibrates blue. Fields lushly shimmer in forty shades of green. Those greens backdrop radiant flowers which blossom in increasing variety and numbers. People’s faces glow with smiles, darkening tans and glistening sweat. Eyes dampen with joy over the rainbow that colors the world. Still, the brightest color is the pure, blinding white of a single flower that rests beside a headstone.

Springtime orchestrates a symphony of sound.

Childhood dream is now Crooked Creek Cabin

Duane Roseth likes to build things such as saddles and remote-controlled airplanes. A lifetime dream for him has been to have a cabin on his land next to Crooked Creek.

One Sunday, Roseth wanted to show visitors his idea of the ultimate cabin spot. The road to the isolated spot was “a little treacherous” according to Roseth’s wife, Lola. As they stepped out of the pickup, they heard the familiar, yet alarming sound of a rattle snake. The tour was immediately over. When machinery was leveling the ground for the cabin, they dug up a rattlesnake den.

May 19th

Effie Hunt

Effie Hunt, 72, of Eagle Butte, SD, passed away May 4, 2006, at I.H.S. Hospital in Eagle Butte from injuries received in a single car accident near Red Scaffold, SD.

Services were held Wednesday, May 10, at the Eagle Butte High School Auditorium with Rev. Wayne Olson officiating.

Burial was held at the Hunt Family Cemetery located on the Hunt Ranch south of Eagle Butte under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. A prayer service was held Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. MDT at the All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte.

Boyd Dykema

Boyd Dykema, age 73, of Murdo, died Saturday afternoon May 13, 2006 at the Fort Meade V.A. Medical Center.

Services were held Wednesday, May 17, at the United Methodist Church in Murdo, with Pastor Bob Duemig officiating.

Music was provided by Marilyn Seymour, organist. Register book attendants were Lisa Kessler and Barbara Venard. Ushers were Norman Buxcel and Everett Zaugg.

Zola M. Riggins

Zola M. Riggins, age 76, of Philip, formerly of Wanblee, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Services were held Monday, May 15, at the Kadoka City Auditorium, with Pastor Gary McCubbin and Pastor Mark Ford officiating.

Music was provided by Grace DeVries, pianist, Mallory Schaefer, pianist, Julie Neugebauer, vocalist/pianist, and Walt Schaefer, vocalist. Ushers were Sterling and Bradley Riggins, Steve Martinez and Boyd Thorson.

May 12th

New vehicle dealership opens in Philip

David Burnett is the owner and operator of Philip’s newest business – All Star Auto. Located at 520 E. Highway 14, the business is sharing office and lot space with B&B Sales.

Burnett didn’t jump into running his own used-vehicle business, though he knew that he didn’t wish to work for someone else the rest of his life. “I can be my own boss,” Burnett said of his new venture. “If you can’t take a chance, what is there? I knew I didn’t want to try this when I was 60-years-old.”

Burnett is experienced in the trade, and especially in doing business in a small town like Philip.

Lady Scotties overwhelm competition at Lemmon Track and Field Meet

The Lady Scotties took first place at the Lemmon Track Meet on Saturday, May 6.

Philip ladies run away with first place at Three Rivers

The Philip Lady Scotties’ varsity track and field team earned first place at the Three Rivers High School and Junior High Meet. Philip came away from the Tuesday, May 2, meet in Kadoka with 131.5 points. Bennett County trailed in second place with 108.5 team points. Nine schools were represented.

The Scottie varsity boys took sixth place in their division.

Ceremony …

The high school band plays “Pomp and Circumstance.” Robed seniors march to rows of chairs as family and friends wave, clap and aim cameras. Everything now is for the show of the ceremony.

One senior is still feeling the effects of the fair-well drinks with friends last night. That senior obviously got home safely, mostly because he had someone else drive him home. Another senior is without a girl friend now. She had insisted on something he has chosen not to do until he gets married. That was a very tough decision.

The seniors listen to the valedictorian and salutatorian.

Donald C. "Buzz" Wega, Jr.

Donald C. Buzz Wega, Jr., age 56, passed peacefully on April 29, 2006 in Ritsel, WA.

Buzz is survived by his mother, Augusta C. Wega; four sisters, Margie Wega, Carolyn Horne and her husband, Stephen, Madonna Gilner and her husband, Michael, and Brenda Wittman and her husband, Paul; three brothers, Louis Wega, Mark Wega and his wife, Karen, and Jody Wega; seven nephews, Jesse, Chris and Ryan Horne, Michael Jr.