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March 8th

Hayes play "Aaron Slick from Punkin' Crick"

And sir, what would you like? ... Vince Bruce, playing the title character of Aaron Slick, is surrounded by people who are not who they seem – a land speculator who is a con man, a tomboy who cleans up real “perty”, a waitress who is a policewoman and a caberet favorite who also is a con artist. But, is the love of his life the real thing? Find out in the Hayes Play, “Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick”.

The 54th Annual Hayes Play is the hillbilly romantic comedy "Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick". Performances will be in the Hayes Community Hall on Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10, at 7:30 p.m. CST, and Sunday, March 11, at 2:00 p.m. CST.

The plot is about country bumpkin Aaron Slick who has been unsuccessfully courting pretty young widow Rosy Berry for years. Rosy yearns for a fling in the big city. Con artist Merridew and his niece Gladys are staying at Rosy's farm and boarding house. Merridew thinks there is oil on the farm.

Donor Wall at Hans P. Peterson Hospital

To honor the Capital Campaign ... The plaque honoring those who have made major donations to the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital during its Capital Campaign is now in place. Pictured is Philip Health Services Administrator Kent Olson.

The plaque was delivered and assembled last week. It hangs on the interior west wall of the Philip Health Services complex. Made of a granite like material called corian, the display measures 42 inches high by 125 inches long. Extra space has been designed in the plaque to commemorate future donors.

"The memorial has been part of the plan all along, since the beginning of the Capital Campaign in 2000, to recognize the contributors," said Cindy Pfeifle, who recorded and balanced the pledges over the years.

March 1st

Lady Scotties shoot by Jones County in 13B second round

Win by one ... Above, Marissa Mann makes a free throw against the Tigers, while Kenzy Pinney guards for a fast break. The Lady Scotties won the District title and go on to Regionals.

The Lady Scotties began the District Basketball Tournament in Murdo with a win against the Jones County Coyotes 53-42.

Philip, now holding a 13-6 record, will go up against the White River Tigers for the District 13B Championship. Philip previously defeated White River 48-43 on December 21 in a Great Western Plains conference game.

White River (now 9-12), came from 17 points behind using a full court press to stop Kadoka (now 6-15) with a final score of 54-48.

Philip 11 13 13 16 = 53

Jones Co.

Lady Scotties win District and advance to Region 7B Basketball Tournament

District 13B Champs … the Philip Lady Scotties … Back row, left to right: Asst. Coach Terry Holman, Mgr. Ashley Berry, Lindsay Mann, Sierra Hook, Mariah Evans, Carissa Doolittle, Mgr. Sarah Foland, Mgr. Cassandra Schofield, Head Coach Mike Albrecht. Middle row: Tylissa Fitch, Kayla O’Connell, Marissa Mann, Kelsey Hostutler, Kenzy Pinney, Taylor Holman, Toyeala Fortune. Front: Seniors Carrie Buchholz and Kaylee Nelson. Photos by Cynthia Finn

Philip's Mariah Evans toes the free throw line with only 10 seconds remaining in overtime play. The 2007 Girls Basketball District 13B Championship is on the line.

The crowd in the Murdo gymnasium is cheering and screaming almost hysterically, but a hush settles as Evans aims and releases the ball. It arcs upward, then downward toward the basket. The shot misses.

White River calls a time out.

Eric Charles Eisenbraun

Eric Charles Eisenbraun, age 51, of Houston, TX, formerly of Dallas, TX and Wall, SD, son of Emanuel and Glenda (Cleveland) Eisenbraun, born December 26, 1955, in Quinn, South Dakota, passed away December 30, 2006, in Houston, Texas.

He was baptized on February 5, 1956 (on his father's birthday) at First Lutheran Church in Wall, South Dakota. He was confirmed May 17, 1970, at First Lutheran Church in Wall, South Dakota.

Eric received his elementary and high school education at Wall Public School.

Henry "Tub" Rath

Henry "Tub" Rath, age 78, of Wasta, SD, died Friday morning, February 23, 2007, at his home.

Funeral services were held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, at the Community Center in Wall with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating.

Music was provided by Dorothy Shearer, pianist, and Deanna Kammerer and Dale Lewis, vocalists. Ushers were Jim Glines and Travis Grenstiner.

One hundred

Towns and businesses across the midwest are celebrating their 100 year mark. Back in the early 1900s, the desolate region known as the Dakota Territory actually saw people who wanted to stay and call the area home. Many people on the coasts thought the settlers were fools.

Horses pulling a loaded wagon can comfortably go just so far per day. Small gatherings of people which became towns popped up about every ten miles apart. That distance jumped to about 20 miles apart when trails became the precursors of roads and when the railroads came through.

New large print collection

Rotating collection ... Haakon County Public Librarian Alison Kattlemann has found shelf space for the 150 large print books made available by the State Library transition.

The South Dakota State Library is transitioning from a public library to a "library for libraries". It is reducing its collection by 80 percent and giving the books to libraries throughout South Dakota.

This change at the State Library has positively impacted the Haakon County Public Library when it comes to large print books. The local library is in a circuit with six other libraries. Each library in the circuit has received 150 such books, and will rotate them between the other libraries in the circuit.

There are 10 circuits across the state.

Philip Health Services holds Career Day Fair

Scan a cat? ... Radiation Technologist Kayla Eymer points out details on the results of a CAT scan. Observing are, in back clockwise: Marla Kelly, Colin Van Lint, Alex Moos, Nathan O’Dea, Stacey Weller and Kenzy Pinney. Photo by Del Bartels

The fair was open to students from Philip, Wall and Kadoka. Students could opt to attend any or all seven sessions, depending on the specific fields in which they were interested.

The sessions began at 9:00 a.m. with a mock emergency. Staff from several departments simulated a crisis situation (a heart attack) and then debriefed students in the conference room. The staff explained their unique role during the emergency.

Physician's Assistant Terry Henrie hosted the second session.

Ernie's Building Center wins Friends of Technology award

For over 40 years of being a good neighbor ... Ernie (left) and Randy Nemec and their operation, Ernie’s Building Center of Midland, have earned the 2007 Friends of Technology Award for Western South Dakota.

During their annual meeting in Pierre on February 2, the SDTEA members discussed new items in the various fields of industrial technology. Members also nominated a person or business from their region who has helped their education program throughout that year or during past years.

Tom Parquet, Midland, nominated Ernie's Building Center in honor of its contributions to the Midland School industrial arts program for the past 25 years. Parquet was the Midland industrial arts instructor for that time.