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November 4th

Harmon current physician's assistant student

by Del Bartels

Philip Health Services, Inc. is hosting another physician assistant student. Derek Harmon started his first rotation, in Philip, October 17 and will continue through November 23.

Though under the main tutelage of Dr. Coen Klopper, "I kind of bounce around. They all seem to take care of me," said Harmon. "People know I want to learn and they are taking advantage of that. I have never been treated so respectfully in my life."

"I think he's a good kid," said Klopper.

District 15 Mason meeting held in Wall

by Del Bartels

The South Dakota Masonic District 15 meeting was held in Wall, Thursday, October 27. The district includes Philip Lodge #153, Wall Lodge #210, Kadoka Lodge #155 and Martin Lodge #219.

The meeting was open, thus wives of attending Masons and other guests were welcome. Wall Lodge Grand Master Grant Shearer lead the pledge of allegience, and the opening prayer was said. Then Shearer introduced District Grand Master Doug Thorson, Philip.

Bad River Sportsman's Club shooting range upgraded, still open to the public

by Del Bartels

An area three miles west of Philip on the north side of Highway 14 has been used for decades by local target shooters. That shooting range, recently upgraded by the Bad River Sportman's Club, is open for use by all safety-minded shooters.

The newly named Thompson Shooting Range now has a backstop at 100 yards, made of thick railroad bridge beams. Two concrete shooting tables have been erected on top of a large concrete slab. The improvements come courtesy of the Bad River Sportsman's Club.

October 20th

Scotties in Douglas tourney

The Philip Lady Scotties traveled to Box Elder, Thursday, October 15, to compete in the Douglas volleyball tournament.

Warming up with a win in their first match against the Douglas Patriots, the Scotties then blew by the Bennett County Lady Warriors. Philip's third match pitted them against the Saint Thomas More Cavaliers, where the repetitive scores went against Philip for a 1-2 loss. The Lady Scotties now hold a season record of 16-10.

Philip vs. Douglas

27-25, 25-18

Serving: Philip - 4 aces.

Scotties surprise Eagles, but lose 39-7

The Philip Scotties football team hosted long-time rivals the Wall Eagles, Friday, October 14.

The first quarter belonged to the underdogs, the Scotties. Despite Wall's defensive efforts, Philip had quickly worked its way down to the five-yard line. The ball was then handed to Cody Reder, who rushed it in for the game's first touchdown. Philip' Chaney Burns kicked the ball through the uprights for the extra point. With 8:05 still on the clock, the score was Scotties - 7, Eagles - 0.

Philip Lady Scotties - tight loss to Lyman

The Philip Lady Scotties hosted the Lyman Raiders, Thursday, October 12.

The match ended 2-3. The Scotties gained the lead by winning the first game 25-16. The match then took a reversal back to an even one to one, when the Raiders won the second game 22-25. Regaining their momentum, the Philip team won the third game 25-14, only to lose the fourth 16-25. The final game went into overtime scoring, but Lyman was the first team to get to a score of minimum of 15 with at least a two point difference ahead of their opponent's score.

Serving: Philip - 78 of 87.

Every runner counts; Philip wins Region 5B cross country, sending 10 to state

In baseball you call it a clutch play, in basketball a buzzer beater, in football a winning drive. In any sport it takes a winning effort by every member of a team to win championships. Nowhere is that more evident than the Philip Scotties' cross country team.

All these boys have done in the last four weeks is win. Week six of the 2011 season brought a one-point win over Wall for the Western Great Plains Conference title. Week seven a team title at the Highmore Invite where the top four teams were separated by only four points.

Belle Ravellette

Belle Ravellette, age 75 of Philip, S.D., died Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Luella Belle Vaughn was born January 10, 1936, in Gregory County, S.D., the daughter of Dallas and Dorothy (Bennett) Vaughn. Belle grew up and attended school in Tripp and Gregory counties.

Belle was united in marriage to Lester Ravellette on November 15, 1953, at Gregory. They made their home in Gregory until moving to Sturgis in 1959. They moved to Philip in January 1960.

Highway 14 and 73 intersection still dangerous

by Del Bartels

The intersection north of Philip, the crossing of Highway 14 and Highway 73, has had a history of vehicle accidents.

In late April of 2010, the South Dakota Department of Transportation erected an extra stop sign nest to the northbound lane of Highway 73 at the intersection with Highway 14.

Simulation in Motion mobile training program for rural emergency healthcare

Mock emergency room ... Personnel of Philip Health Services practiced real-life scenarios in the SIM–SD trailer, using simulation mannequins that gave all the medical information, plus the annoyances, of a real person. Everything was recorded on paper and on videotape for a debriefing afterward.

Members of the Philip Ambulance Service and the Philip Health Services, Inc. received hands-on training through a high-tech program called Simulation in Motion - South Dakota.

First, on Wednesday, October 12, the emergency medical technicians and paramedics of the ambulance crew got their chance to work with the realistic training manniquins and go through scenarios in the simulated back of an ambulance.