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Philip Scotties going to State B Track and Field

The Philip Scottie track and field team will have 17 members going to the State B Track and Field Meet in Rapid City on Friday and Saturday, May 29 and 30.

The Region 7B Track Meet was held in Kadoka on Thursday, May 21. Out of nine schools competing, the Philip boys' team won the meet with 169 points. Second place went to Wall with 158. White River took a distant third with 86.

Ravellette 8th in State Golf Tourney

Tara Ravellette hits her chip shot on the par 5, hole # 5 during the second round of the State B Tournament.

Philip High School senior Tara Ravellette shot a two day score of 178 to place eighth in this year's State B Girls Golf Tournament held in Watertown, SD, May 18 and 19.

Ravellette, who bettered her last year's 10th place finish by two places, shot rounds of 88 and 90. This was her fifth consecutive state golf tournament competition. After the first day she was in a tie for seventh place with Kylie Westover of Colman-Egan. Westover finished in 22nd place, shooting a 109 on the second day.

There were 91 women golfers competing in the tournament, which featured 15 seniors.

Marvin Eisenbraun

Marvin Eisenbraun, age 82 of Kadoka, SD, died May 23, 2009, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Services were held Wednesday, May 27, at the Kadoka City Auditorium, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Music was provided by Jo Christensen, pianist, Dale and Gene Christensen and Alma Crosbie and Alice Richter, vocalists. Eulogy was given by Cory Eisenbraun.

Ushers were Sterling Riggins, Wayland and Troy Eisenbraun. Pallbearers were Jason Schmit, Paul, Derek, Cory and Kyle Eisenbraun, Dustin Reutter, Krystal Ring and Angel Getz.

Clara J. Wall

Clara Jane Wall, age 81 of Fredericksburg, Iowa died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at her home of cancerous melanoma.

Funeral services were Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in Fredericksburg with Pastor Shirley Will of the United Methodist Church officiating.

Interment was Friday, May 29, 2009, at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD.

Clara Jane Wall was born April 20, 1928, in Westfield, IA, the youngest daughter of Sid and Hattie (Thompson) Wynia. She joined four sisters and three brothers.

Rodeo cowboy wives ...

Tayta West, wife of rodeo cowboy Branden West.

An event that pits man against beast also concerns the man's wife.

Cowboys' wives have the same stress, worry and anxiety as those of police officers, firefighters and even bull fighters.

Can rodeo cowboys be compared with bull fighters in Spain and Mexico? What is it that draws a man, and even some women, into such an occupation? It is said, "It's in the blood," often involves generations. It is a contest where the idea is to stay on a horse or a bull without getting bucked off, or rope or wrestle one to the ground.

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks department restructuring Wildlife Damage Management program

By July 1 of this year, the restructuring of how the state handles predator and other wildlife problems should be finalized.

The 23 job positions will still exist, but instead of 19 state trappers and four specialists, all 23 will be wildlife damage managers. They will all still work on dealing with predator and nuisance animal control. This concerns species such as coyote, mountain lion, skunk and other carnivores. The main concern for livestock producers in the west-central part of South Dakota is coyotes.

Philip community play, female version of The Odd Couple, will drive you nuts

Sympathy of friends, now get out ... The Odd Couple, the female version, should be a real laugh for audiences. Sloppy vs. neat-freak. Outgoing vs. hypochondriac. Standing, from left: Cindy Nuzum, LeAnn Knutson, Deb Smith and Diane Walker. Front: Jayne Gottsleben, playing Olive Madison, and Carmen Fees, playing Florence Unger.

Actress Jayne Gottsleben will play the sloppy, headstrong and life-loving Olive Madison. Carmen Fees will play the neat-freak, insecure, and indescribably annoying Florence Unger. The linguini will fly and the audience will roar with laughter.

The Philip community theater group will perform the female version of The Odd Couple on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 5, 6 and 7. The shows will start at 7:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.