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September 11th

Friends of Library Golf Tourney

Lake Waggoner Golf Course hosted the Friends of the Library Golf Tournament on Sunday, September 7.

"Turnout for this four-player scramble was a bit low, but those who were there enjoyed a great day for golf and some good food," said tournament coordinator Jeff Rieckman. "The ladies from the Friends of the Library board did a great job of organizing workers and gathering pin prizes.


Philip High School Homecoming schedule

The 2008 Scottie Homecoming theme is "The Olympic Games." Call Pamela DeJong at 837-2003 with your group's or businesses' parade entry.

The extracurricular activities for Homecoming Week begin on Monday, September 15, with a cross country meet at White River beginning at 1:45 p.m. At 4:00 p.m., a junior high and junior varsity football game will be held in Wall. At 5:00 p.m., there will be a junior high volleyball game with New Underwood.

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 9:00 a.m., a FFA Great Plains Judging event will be held in Newell.


Cowgirl Jackpot Rodeo results

The Cowgirl Jackpot Rodeo was held on August 27, in Wall. The results include local contestants.

16 and under

All around: Kelsey Hostutler.

Break-away roping: 1st go; 1st - Kelsey Hostutler, 2nd - Kelsey Richter. 2nd go; 1st - Kelsey Hostutler.

Barrel racing: 1st go; 1st - Lissa Papousek, 2nd - Chelsie Shearer. 2nd go; 1st - Katie Hostutler, 2nd - Chelsie Shearer.

Pole bending: 1st go; 1st - Brooke Nelson, 2nd - Kelsey Hostutler. 2nd go; 1st - Kelsey Hostutler, 2nd - Brooke Nelson.

Goat tying: 1st go; 1st - Kelsey Richter.


Scotties trounce Jones Co. Coyotes 40-8

This Jones County Coyote (in blue & orange) was unable to gain any aid from his teammates as a pile of Scotties stop his momentum. The Scotties took their second win of the season at Murdo on Sept. 5th. They will host the Harding County Ranchers this Friday night in Philip.

The Philip Scotties traveled to Murdo on Friday, September 5, to challenge the Jones County Coyotes. In a lop-sided contest, Philip defeated Jones County 40 to 8. The season record for the Scotties is now 2-0.

Philip scored several times in the first quarter, first when Scottie's Casey Cvach rushed 26 yards into the endzone. Jeff O'Connell caught a Jeb Stewart pass and ran the ball in for the extra two conversion points. Later, Cvach carried the ball in 12 yards for another touchdown. The extra point attempt failed.


Jon Paul "J.P." Stovall

On July 7, 2008, a private family service was held for J.P. Stovall in Panama City, FL. J.P. passed away on July 6, 2008, after a six month battle with cancer.

J.P. was born on July 26, 1945, in Lamesa, TX, to Austin and Ola (Smooth) Stovall.

When he was a year old, he came from Texas with his parents and two brothers to Faith, SD, to relocate on a ranch with plenty of grass and then shipped the cattle by rail.

J.P.'s father, Austin, and his uncle, John, purchased and owned an interest, along with Rich Miller, on a place owned by V.D.


Jiggs O'Connell

Funeral services for Jiggs O'Connell, 85, of Dickinson were held Saturday, September 6, at the Belfield Lutheran Church, Belfield, ND, with Pastor Roger Dieterle officiating.

A service was held Monday, September 8, at the First Lutheran Church in Philip, SD with burial to follow in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip, SD.

Jiggs passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2008, at St. Luke's Home, his home since April 2000 as a result of Alzheimer's.

Jiggs was born October 1, 1922, on a ranch at Pedro, SD.


Kenneth Wilson

Kenneth Wilson, age 84 of Kadoka, SD, died September 5, 2008, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Visitation will be held 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 11, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Kadoka, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Friday.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 12, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Music will be provided by Jean Weller, pianist, with congregational hymns. Ushers will be Russ and Bud Olney.


Edward Fitch

Edward Fitch, age 90 of Philip, SD, died September 5, 2008, at the Philip Nursing Home.

Services were Tuesday, September 9, at the Community Evangelical Free Church in Philip, with Pastor Gary Wahl officiating.

Eulogy was given by Pastor Al Brucklacher. Music was provided by Marianne Frein, pianist, Tylissa Fitch, vocalist, Chris Fitch, cello, Cory Fitch, violin, and the Fitch granddaughters, vocalists.

Ushers were Michael Peterson, Nick Weiers and Justin Thorpe.


Geil Smith

Geil Smith, age 97 of Kadoka, SD, died September 5, 2008, at the Kadoka Nursing Home.

Services were held Tuesday, September 9, at the Presbyterian Church in Kadoka, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Music was provided by Jean Weller, organist, Lyndy Ireland and Joyce Wheeler, vocalists, and congregational hymns.

Ushers were Karen Erickson and Karen Schindler.


Revenue not enough to cover 2009 budget requests from Haakon County offices

Each year the Haakon County Board of Commissioners tackles the annual budget, generally facing the issue of more expenses then revenue, with the 2009 budget being no exception.

The board met Monday, September 8, for their third special budget meeting. Projected revenue for the general fund sits at $1,059,613 with projected expenses at $953,224, just over $100,000 to the good. The highway department, which has always has had the largest share of the county's budget, is where the deficient appears.