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April 24, 2013
Robin Jones, President of the Faith Education
Foundation Board of Trustees … is presenting Amie
Schauer, Business Manager of Faith School District 46-2, with a
check for $22,374.74. This distribution from the Faith Education
Foundation Building Fund was used for cement for the playground,
a new security system and bulletin boards. These funds are part of
the money raised by alumni and local concerned citizens for the new
school building. The Faith Education Foundation wants to once
again thank everybody for their generous support.”
Photo courtesy of Morris Gustafson
PIERRE, S.D. — The City of
Faith will use an $800,000 grant
to build a multi-use community
safe room that can serve as a pub-
lic shelter against severe storms.
The funding comes through the
Hazard Mitigation Grant pro-
gram, a 75-25 percent federal-to-
local match program, according to
Nicole Prince, Hazard Mitigation
Officer for the South Dakota Of-
fice of Emergency Management.
“The federal share is through
FEMA, and while this multi-pur-
pose room may be used as a gym
and cafeteria for the Faith School,
it will be designed to offer what is
called ‘near absolute protection’ to
occupants during extreme wind
storms and tornadoes,’’ Prince
said.
The city’s application for the
grant said that Faith typically ex-
periences at least two extreme
wind events a year. In the past 30
years, those storms have caused
40 reported injuries and more
than $8 million in property and
crop damage. In the summer of
2006, two extreme wind storms
downed trees, knocked out power
and caused more than $250,000
in damage in Faith.
In the past, citizens in the area
took shelter at the school during
major storms. That structure was
condemned in 2004 and later torn
down, leaving area residents
without a public shelter. The new
safe room will have an occupancy
rating of 875 people.
The Faith City Council met in
the gym of the community center
on Tuesday, April 16th as the
election board was in their meet-
ing room.
Committee reports were the
first item on the agenda following
the approval of minutes and
claims.
Mayor Haines reported for
Donn Dupper. Some curb work
needs to be done at the commu-
nity center, sale barn and the bar.
Also a dip needs to be poured at
the Greg Fisher alley and the dips
at the sale barn need to be re-
placed. Karen Inghram said there
are also a couple at the school
that need work.
Police Chief Frankfurth said
he had submitted the grant for
the digital speed sign and is
working on the grant for the bul-
let proof vests. He has ordered
the signs to be posted at the
school. Mayor Haines stated the
paint for the school crosswalks
has been ordered. Frankfurth
said he had found the digital
signs cheaper than originally
stated. He should know by May
24th if we will get the grant. He
will be attending the Police
Chiefs meeting April 30, May 1-3
at Deadwood. Eagle Butte and
Faith take turns sharing the cost
of the rooms and this time it is
Eagle Butte’s turn to pay. This
meeting is where they have train-
ing, learn all the new laws, and
share information with other
towns. He is also planning to
have an EVOC course this spring.
Ambulance Director Cindy
Frankfurth didn’t have anything
new to report. She was asked
about the new EMT but she said
she hadn’t seen him yet. He
hadn’t been on any ride-alongs or
anything yet, although he does
have a pager.
Fire Chief Justin Haines said
they used their newest truck at
the structure fire (at Jarvis and
Mary Anne Palmer’s the other
night) and everyone liked it. The
transmission is out on one truck.
They had requested $10,000 from
the city earlier for a truck at Lem-
mon. They didn’t get that truck
but have found another one in
Minnesota. This truck is to re-
place the older military truck
they have. Council agreed to the
$10,000 for the truck in Min-
nesota if they can get it. The fire
department has $13,000 of their
own money to add to it. Justin
said if we don’t get rain it’s going
to be a tough year for fires. They
have 10 trucks but not all are up-
to-date. They want to be able to
keep their equipment as current
as possible. Inghram and Riley
opposed the $10,000.
Toni Vance came before Coun-
cil to ask for use of the gym for
summer youth activities on Tues-
day and Thursday nights. She
will be in charge of the nights,
and if she is unavailable Amie
Schauer or Lynn Halligan will be
there. She also asked if she might
use it for high school workouts if
the school gym is not available.
They are willing to work around
any conflicts with dates. Council
approved use of the gym.
Council approved replacing
Jen Medrud with Virginia Ger-
bracht on the election board. Jen
had a funeral to attend.
Resolution #04-16-13-01 for
the transfer of funds was also ap-
proved.
Gloria Dupper said they would
like to advertise June 1st for city-
wide rummage sales to see if any-
one is interested. All members
were in agreement.
Gloria explained that the bank
had raised the fee on NSF checks
and they should pass it on. $35
and $40 were both discussed, but
Council agreed on the $35 charge.
Continued on next page
City Council hears committee reports,
approve $10,000 to fire dept. By Loretta Passolt
After an extra week due to the
winter storm on April 9th, the
city election was held the follow-
ing Tuesday.
In the race for mayor, Glen
Haines garnered 118 votes
against Peggy Riley’s 79. May-
Haines will remain at the head of
the City of Faith for another two
years.
In Ward 1 for the two-year
term, Jerry Spencer remains in
his seat on the council defeating
Amy Huber 45-20.
Barb Berndt was the vote-get-
ter with 38 in Ward 3 for the two-
year term. Jenni Fisher received
27 votes and Gerald Trainor 13.
Total voters in Ward 3 was 78.
197 voters made their choices
at the polls on April 16th.
Faith voters re-elect
Glen Haines as mayor
Noem staff to hold
local office hours in Faith
U.S. Representative Kristi
Noem (R-SD) announced today
that Kyle Holt of her Rapid City
office will hold a constituent out-
reach day in Faith on Tuesday,
April 30th.  Kyle will be available
on Tuesday between the hours of
1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. in the
Community Center.
“As South Dakota’s lone Mem-
ber of the U.S. House of Repre-
sentatives, I believe it is very
important for me and my staff to
meet with South Dakotans to
hear about the issues important
to them. It is my hope that indi-
viduals needing help with a fed-
eral agency or simply wishing to
pass on their concerns to me will
stop by,” said Noem.
Aside from this opportunity,
Kyle also plans on visiting with
community leaders in the re-
gion.  Area residents are invited
to contact Rep. Noem’s Rapid City
office at 791-4673 if you would
like to set up an appointment or
if you need immediate assis-
tance.  If you are unable to find
time to come to Faith on Tuesday,
you can always reach Rep.
Noem’s office via her
website,www.noem.house.gov. 
Faith receives grant
for community
storm shelter
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Funeral services for Dr. Jay
Springman, age 79, of Faith, SD,
were held Monday, April 22, 2013
at the United Methodist Church
in Faith, SD. Pastor Lin Jen-
newein and Pastor Connie
Eichinger officiated.  Burial with
military honors was held in the
Faith City Cemetery.
Jay Kenneth Springman was
born on October 1, 1933 in Gor-
don, NE, to Jesse DeWitt and
Irma Leone (Matheson) Spring-
man. He grew up in Gordon and
graduated from Gordon High
School in 1951.
Following his graduation he
entered into military service dur-
ing the Korean Conflict. He
served for two years in the United
States Army attaining the rank of
Corporal.  After his honorable dis-
charge he pursued a college edu-
cation. Jay graduated from
Chadron State College with a
Bachelor’s of Science in Educa-
tion. 
He was then hired to teach
English and Theatre at his home
school of Gordon. He also contin-
ued his own education and earned
his Master’s of Arts Degree from
Chadron State College.  Jay then
became the principal of Gordon
High School. While teaching at
Gordon, he received the honor of
becoming Nebraska’s “Teacher of
the Year.”
During this time, Jay was mar-
ried to Esther Maretich. Three
children, Janice, Mark and Carol
were born to this union. In 1966
he was hired as an instructor of
Theatre and Speech at Chadron
State College.  While there, Jay
earned his Doctor of Education
degree from the University of Ne-
braska, in Lincoln.  He then ac-
cepted a position as Chairman of
the Department of Speech and
Theatre at Xavier University in
New Orleans, LA. He held that
position for over 12 years.
Jay and Dr. Carol Pratt, who
was teaching at Arkansas State
University decided to build a life
together and moved to Arkansas.
Jay began instructing courses for
Arkansas State University, Black
River Technical College and was
chairman of the Department of
Communications at Ridgecrest.
He also developed courses in tele-
vision and amateur radio for
Ridgecrest. He was always a “fa-
vorite teacher” of many of his stu-
dents who knew him lovingly as
“Doc”. He always enjoyed teach-
ing students of all ages. In 1995,
Jay was an Arkansas “Teacher of
the Year.”
Upon retirement, Jay and
Carol moved to Faith, SD where
Jay became active in civic affairs.
He served on the railroad mu-
seum board, the committee which
brought “Sue” the dinosaur to
Faith and was elected to and
served on the Faith City Council
for a number of years. Jay loved
his family and enjoyed spending
time with them whenever he
could.
Jay passed away on Tuesday,
April 16, 2013 at the Rapid City
Regional Hospital.
Grateful for having shared his
life are his wife, Carol; son, Mark
(Melissa) Springman, Gonzales,
LA; daughters, Janice (Mark)
Barton, El Dorado, AR and Carol
(Jim) Pastor, Edgemont, SD;
grandchildren, Mark’s son, Josh,
Janice’s daughters, Elizabeth,
Erica and Emily and Carol’s
daughter, Jessica.
He was preceded in death by
his grandparents; his parents;
and a twin brother, Jesse Claris
at age 2.
Condolences may be sent
through our website at
www.faithareamemorialchapel.co
m.
Dr. Jay Springman
While they were waiting for
7:15 to open bids for landfill they
reviewed and discussed the ar-
rears list, then went into execus-
tive session to discuss personnel
briefly.
Three bids were received for
digging a new pit at the landfill:
Mike Fisher $2.38 cu. yd. plus
federal excise tax, C & C Con-
struction $2.50 cu. yd., and Je-
remy Eaton at $2.95 cu. yd.
Council accepted Mike Fisher’s
bid with the understanding it be
done by June 1, weather permit-
ting.
City Council continued from page 1
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April 24, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 3
Marcella B. Kissack, age 80, of
Spearfish, died Saturday, April
20, 2013 at the Belle Fourche
Healthcare Center.
Celebration of life services will
be held 10 am Wednesday, April
24th, 2013 at the Christian Life
Center in Belle Fourche, with
Rev. Paul Howard officiating.  In-
terment will take place in the
Rosehill Cemetery, in Spearfish.
Marcella Bernice Teller was
born October 14, 1932 to Lloyd
and Bernice (Van Sickle) Teller
on the homestead ranch south of
Red Elm, SD. She attended grade
school at the Lewis Country
School with her older brother,
Stanley and her sister, Doris. She
told of the times that Stanley,
Doris, and she would ride horses
to school or ride in the wagon
with her folks. The Teller chil-
dren were baptized Lutheran and
attended a country church, then
later attended Bethel Lutheran
Church in Faith as a family. Mar-
cella attended high school in
Dupree, SD; she graduated in
1950 with academic honors. After
high school graduation, she at-
tended Black Hills Teachers Col-
lege and obtained a two-year
teaching certificate.  She went
back to the Faith area and taught
her younger brothers and sister;
Kenny, Jerry, and Gloria in the
Lewis school.
During her time in Spearfish,
she met Phillip D. Kissack and
they were married on December
21, 1952 in Dupree, SD. Phil and
Marcella lived in Spearfish Valley
on the farm and ranch that was
homesteaded by Phil’s grandfa-
ther, John Claude Kissack. Two
children were born to Phil and
Marcella; daughter, Karen, and
son, Phil Jr. The Kissacks worked
hard as they raised crops of field
and sweet corn, alfalfa, wheat,
oats, and most of all, potatoes. In
addition, they raised cattle,
sheep, and horses. Marcella was
extremely instrumental in help-
ing Phil raise potatoes from
planting, to cultivating, to irrigat-
ing, to harvesting as well as help-
ing Karen and Phil Jr. with their
4-H projects. The Kissacks were
recognized as the top producer of
potatoes in the state of South
Dakota in May 1976. Marcella
was also known for her huge gar-
den which she raised every year;
she always had Karen and Phil
Jr. help her plant the garden the
last day of school. All of the gar-
den produce was either sold,
given away, canned or frozen for
future use. During potato har-
vest, Marcella would cook for the
many people who would come to
the farm and help with the potato
harvest which usually lasted
about a week. It was nothing for
her to feed 20-30 people an
evening, providing them with de-
licious home-style cooking and
baking.
The Kissack home was always
a welcoming environment for
neighbors, friends, and family to
stop in, some on a daily basis.
Marcella always had the coffee
warm and was known for the
bread, cakes, and pies she made
so lovingly. Sunday dinners were
a special day with large dinners
being prepared for family and
friends.  Marcella was also known
for the dozens of cookies and
batches of homemade candy she
made at Christmas; her special-
ties being divinity and peanut
brittle. She was excited to assem-
ble boxes of her baked goods for
delivery to the Police Depart-
ment, City Hall, the school, fam-
ily members but especially to
home-bound friends. She also
opened her home to the many
people who needed a place to stay
for a day or two, a couple of
weeks, or longer. Marcella was
also instrumental in helping Phil
Sr. with his magic acts; they trav-
eled the state of South Dakota,
performing a 2 ½ hour show for
different organizations.
In 1969, Marcella went back to
college, earning a degree in Ele-
mentary Education from Black
Hills State College in 1972; again
graduating with honors and
named to the Dean’s List. She
was the first child in her family to
have graduated from college. In
September 1976, Marcella sud-
denly lost her beloved husband,
Phil.  With her son taking over
the farm and ranch operation,
Marcella began working for the
Spearfish City Campground as
manager beginning in the sum-
mer of 1977. With the assistance
of Karen, Marcella worked for the
City of Spearfish for 29 years as
manager of the campground. It is
through this work that Marcella
made many, many friends
throughout the United States and
Canada. She became know as
“Ma”, “Mum”, and “Mom” by the
various bikers who attended the
Bike Rally throughout the years;
several said she was “Queen of
the Campground” and her word
was “law”. Marcella always wel-
comed each and every person who
came to the campground with a
beautiful smile and gracious hos-
pitality. 
In the fall of 1977, Marcella
began her teaching career of 20
years in the Dupree School Dis-
trict; there she taught 7th, 3rd,
and 2nd grade. She was known as
being a “tough” teacher but her
students loved her. In 2010, a
shoulder injury placed her in the
Belle Fourche Healthcare Center.
She continued to make some very
special friends during her stay
there.
Marcella B. Kissack
Marcella enjoyed reading, lis-
tening to country music, crafts,
drives through the Black Hills
and making quilts with her sister,
Doris. After their mother, Bernice
Teller, passed away, Marcella and
Doris made over 50 teddy bears
out of Grandma’s clothes for each
son and daughter of their mom;
each grandchild, and each great-
grandchild.  Watching the PBR
(Professional Bull Riders) was her
favorite sport to watch; seldom
would something interfere with
her watching the PBR. She en-
joyed watching football, basket-
ball, and baseball as well. She
loved to watch the Kentucky
Derby and would even place a bet
with Karen on who would win!
She was always excited to hear
how well Dane performed with
his tie-down calf roping and was
extremely proud of his successes.
Thankful for sharing Mar-
cella’s life are: her daughter,
Karen Kissack of Spearfish; son
Phil (Terri) of Spearfish; 3 grand-
children: Jesse Beesley of Willow
Lake, TX; Bille Jo Beesley of Wil-
low Lake, TX, and Dane Kissack
of Spearfish.  She is also survived
by siblings: Doris Frankfurth of
Faith; Kenny (Donna) Teller of
Faith; Jerry (KJ) Teller of Her-
mosa; Gloria (Jim) English of
Prescott Valley AZ; sisters-in-law,
Millie Kissack of Rozet, WY; Lor-
raine Teller of Piedmont SD; 35
nieces and nephews and their
spouses and families.
Preceding her in death were
her parents, Lloyd Teller (1970),
Bernice Teller (1990); husband,
Phillip Kissack Sr. (1976);
brother-in-law, Marvin, (2000);
brother, Stanley, (2012), and a
niece, Jodi Lynn Teller (1981).
A memorial has been estab-
lished.
Friends may leave written con-
dolences at www.funeralhome-
ofthenorthernhills.com
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Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
What a week, between our un-
predictable South Dakota
weather and the unpredictable
people in the world it’s hard to
know how to start. Our weather
has been cold, windy, snowy,
warmer, calm and almost spring-
like all in one week. As Rod In-
galls stated, “The weatherman
must be getting his reports from
the groundhog!” Rod, I’m begin-
ning to think the groundhog is se-
nile! One time they tell us it will
be warmer, the next time we
should expect snow. When it is
suppose to be clear we get snow…
it makes me shake my head. The
one thing we agree on is that we
are very thankful to the good
Lord for the moisture.
The bombing at the Boston
Marathon was another shock to
our nation and to our sense of se-
curity. I have long expected a
bombing at some large sports
event like the Super Bowl, Final
Four, or World Series. As some-
one pointed out, those events
have heightened security, some-
thing that is next to impossible at
an outdoor event like the
marathons finish. It makes me
shake my head and wonder what
those two young men thought
they were really going to have
happen. Did they think they could
cause the death and destruction
they did, then go on living in the
U.S.? Did they think people would
praise them for killing children
and innocent people? What if any-
thing did they accomplish? They
certainly made us all aware that
we are probably too trusting in
this part of the country. It all
made me wonder what happened
to the anthems of the 60’s and
70’s. Remember the days of sit-ins
and peaceful protest marches?
Yes, there could be violence at
those but it was usually between
the protesters and the police.
Makes one almost yearn to see
and even smell a hippee from the
old days!
Added to the week’s upheaval
was the explosion at the fertilizer
plant in West, Texas. I saw a post
on Facebook from Billee Hunter
Swan saying they had felt the ex-
plosion, then learned what had
happened. She and husband,
Steve, lived in Faith and ran the
elevator several years ago. Appar-
ently they live about 25 miles
away from the area where the
bomb went off. Verna (Rose)
Schad told me her sister Nina
Craig and family buy their horse
feed from that business. If I have
this right, Nina and family live
about 10 miles away from the
blast area. As I have said before,
when we hear of something on the
news I always wonder who has
family or close friends involved,
those are some. Thankfully, the
last I heard, the Swans and the
Craigs all were O.K. I would
imagine they have some personal
acquaintances that were injured
or lost property in all this.
Saturday morning, Vonnie
O'Dea met Bev and Tucker Hud-
son at Plainview and rode with
them to Rapid to watch grandkids
in the Little Britches Rodeo. As
soon as Michael was finished with
his events, Vonnie rode with
Susan and Michael to Spearfish
so Michael could get ready for the
prom. Jim O'Dea met Vonnie at
Susan's house and all went to
watch the Grand March. The
young people looked so nice all
dressed up. O'Deas came home
shortly after that, driving in
dense fog from Union Center
home.
Jim O'Dea received word Sun-
day afternoon of the passing of his
sister. Bonna Hagler, 80, was the
second child of John and Edna
O'Dea. She and her family lived
in Nampa, Idaho. Funeral serv-
ices for Bonna are pending. Jim
lost a brother last July, so the
family of 15 children now num-
bers 13 having lost 2 siblings in
the last 9 months.
Ed Buchholz, of Belle
Fourche,  spent several days at
the Hudson Ranch helping with
calving
Tucker and Bev Hudson went
to Rapid City Saturday to watch
the Little Britches Rodeo final se-
ries of 8 rodeos that have been
held. Hudson’s grandchildren,
Winston, Wacey, and Wregan
Brown were in the rodeo. Con-
gratulations to the kids on the
weekend, as well as the series.
They all 3 placed in the rodeo in
various event. Winston won the
All Around for the series, as well
as the flag race. He was second in
breakaway and goat tying.  Wre-
gan won the All Around for the
series and won  1st in   barrels,
goat tail and flag race. Way to go
kids!!
H and M Roping club held
their annual meeting at the Mar-
cus Church basement Sunday af-
ternoon. They were making plans
for the summer.
Friday, Lacey Wondercheck,
Quirt, and Rio took me to my ap-
pointment in Faith at the clinic.
While we were in town my sister
Adele Enright called. She had
been to Philip to visit our dad and
was coming to Faith to meet Rio
Wondercheck. She met me at the
clinic so was able to have a short
visit with Verna Schad. Lacey
and boys joined us to visit at An-
nelle and George Afdahls in the
afternoon. Adele and I also
stopped in at Vilas Drug for a
quick visit with Corinna Thomp-
son.
Lacey Wondercheck had chiro-
practor, Sammi (Laurenz) Tivis,
give her a treatment on her back
before we came home.
Saturday night, Bub and Troy
Thompson, Robert, Lacey, Quirt
and Rio Wondercheck joined
Harold and I for supper. We
didn’t get to visit much as all the
guys had cows to check before
dark.
Sympathy is extended to Carol
Isaacs Pratt on the passing of Jay
Springman. He and Carol were
such talented directors of the
community play held when Faith
celebrated it’s 75th birthday.
Carol, thank you for sharing him
with Faith. He was a good man
and will be missed.
I have been asked to write an
article about Faith. I was asked,
“Was the old Faith Municipal
Building built by WPA and what
year?” I have been looking in the
history books and have not found
an answer but my gut feeling is
that it was not WPA built. I know
the new hospital was built in
1951. Is that about the same time
as the Municipal Building? Does
anyone have some answer for me?
I’d really like to hear them!
I wrote this last night only to
get up Monday morning to 6
inches of snow and no school! I
understand the saying is being
changed to "April showers bring
snow plowers." Hopefully it
warms up, melts this and gives us
some run off.
I’m still hanging around trying
to snag some news that I dare put
in the paper so if you have some
call 985-5318 or email vickywa-
terland@hotmail.com  
This past week seemed more
like winter than spring. Many
track meets have been canceled
due to cold weather and snow. No
one seems to be complaining
though, as we could still use more
moisture here in Central Meade
County.
The forecast for the end of the
week looks much better for the
Union Center track team as they
plan to attend the Douglas Invia-
tional on Friday, April 26. The
Faith track team is scheduled to
attend a meet in Sturgis on Sat-
urday, April 27.
Thursday, April 18 was a very
special day as Blakely Kay Spring
came into the world. She was
born at the Rapid City Regional
Hospital at 6:29 pm and weighed
7 lbs. 6oz. and was 19 inches long.
She is the daughter of Kasey and
Jenny Spring of Union Center.
Her proud maternal grandpar-
ents are Leo and Debbie Schnell
of Sturgis and paternal grand-
parents are Glen and Robin
Spring of Union Center. Blakely
Kay will join her adoring sisters,
Mariah, Shania, and Alana at
home. I would like to personally
welcome Blakely Kay Spring to
Central Meade County. She is our
great neice, and of many other
aunts and uncles.
Leo and Deb Schnell, Larry
and I, and Gary and Lorie Haus-
mann enjoyed getting together for
supper to celebrate my and Deb-
bie's birthday on Saturday night.
Afterward, Debbie and I took in
the grand march to begin the
prom that was held at the Sturgis
Brown High School.
Branding season is upon us as
Bob Barry and sons branded on a
cold Saturdaymorning. Travis
and Jone Enright had a large
crew at their branding on Sunday
morning. They had many
teenagers to help and they made
a day out of it that ended with a
bonfire. Lane Foster suffered
some injuries after a motorcycle
accident, so we hope he is able to
heal up very soon.
Reggie Rhoden, Jade Keffeler,
Cody Trainor and Trenton
Schuelke enjoyed playing 3 on 3
basketball in the men's division
at the School of Mines on Sunday.
Tristen Simons was there to
watch and catch up on things
with a visit. Lorie Hausmann and
I were there to take in the second
game. Marty and Wanda
Schuelke were there for their
games as well. It was fun seeing
four of the Faith Longhorns play-
ing together again.
The Atall School took a field
trip to Rapid City on Friday, April
19. They started at the Outdoor
Campus West in Rapid City and
learned more about different
habitats in South Dakota. Then
they worked on vermiposting
(composting with worms) and
were able to bring back their own
worm hotel. Before they left the
campus, they also walked some of
the trails. Then they toured the
kitchen at Mostly Chocolates
where they were shown how they
make truffles and let them make
their own chocolate pizzas and try
their frozen yogurt. They studied
the history of chocolate and how
it is made earlier this year, so the
tour was a great hands-on experi-
ence.
On Friday, April 26, at Loud
American from 5-9 the Meade
County Relay for Life is have a
Tips for a Cure dinner. Family
friendly great food for a great
price. Call Becca Smith 4902616
for tickets or they can be pur-
chased at the door.
Central Meade
County News
By Sandy Rhoden
Rivers, which have played an impor-
tant role in South Dakota history, will be
the theme of the 2013 South Dakota State
Historical Society History Conference, to
be held May 3-4 at the Hilton Garden Inn
in Rapid City.
“Rivers Run Through It: South
Dakota’s Rivers and Streams and the Flow
of History” will be hosted by the society’s
Archaeological Research Center in Rapid
City. 
Conference speakers will discuss the
role of rivers, both as conduits and barri-
ers, on the history and cultural develop-
ment of South Dakota and the region. Dr.
Lawrence H. Larsen, professor emeritus of
history at the University of Missouri-
Kansas City, and Barbara J. Cottrell
Larsen with the National Archives at
Kansas City will discuss travel on the Mis-
souri River based on their book, Steam-
boats West: The 1859 American Fur
Company Missouri River Expedition.
Among the topics to be covered are the
role of rivers in the development of ancient
societies in South Dakota, Sacajawea and
the Lewis and Clark Expedition, railroads
and the rivers, and, of course, floods – in-
cluding information on the 1952 Pierre
flood, the 1972 Rapid City flood, and the
2011 Missouri River flood. Other con-
firmed speakers include Ryan Alcorn, Curt
Anderson, Renee Boen, Graham Callaway,
Dr. L. Adrien Hannus, Dr. Nathan Hitch-
cock, Craig Johnson, Robert E. Kolbe, Rick
Mills, Dr. Perry Rahn, Dr. Brad Tennant,
Joseph A. Tiffany and Lonis Wendt.
“Anybody interested in how water has
affected our history should be interested in
this program,” said Jay D. Vogt, director of
the State Historical Society. “We espe-
cially hope that Black Hills-area history
buffs attend, because the conference is
only in Rapid City every five years.”
The conference will also include the re-
sults of the annual election of the State
Historical Society board of trustees and
the winners of the Governor’s Awards for
History.
Anyone is welcome to attend the con-
ference, although State Historical Society
members receive a discount. For more in-
formation or to register, visit www.his-
tory.sd.gov or call (605) 773-6000. 
Rivers to be discussed at 2013
History Conference
April 24, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 5
Opal News
By Kay Ingalls
Faith News
By Loretta Passolt
Monday, April 22nd, we woke
up to close to 7-8 inches of nice
wet snow.  Praise the Lord.
Hopefully rain will follow and
warmer temperatures.
Dan Fogelman made a trip into
Faith on Monday for a chiroprac-
tor appointment and Wednesday
he took his folks with him to
Faith where Margaret kept a
clinic appointment.
Marlin and Ethel Ingalls went
to the Paul Delbridge ranch to
babysit the calving cows while
the  Delbridges  were away on
Thursday.  Saturday, they joined
other family members and rela-
tives of Miss Brandy Howie at
White Owl to help her celebrate
her 2nd birthday.
Spud, Bernice and Rick Lem-
mel are busy with lambing. The
Moyer girls are lending a hand
there with some chores during
the day.
Merle Vig delivered the mail to
Dwayne and Zona Vig and stayed
to have lunch with them. That
evening JT, Kelsey and Brixie
were supper guests at Dwayne
and Zona's as it was Kelsey's
birthday.  Zona said the enter-
tainment was provided by Miss
Brixie.
Friday, Zona Vig enjoyed the
Homeschool Co-op end of year
program and potluck that the
Winkler family were participants
in.  Cheyenne Winkler had choir
practice in Rapid City and Zona
took the children to a birthday
party for cousin Liberty Brink in
Box Elder.  Later, Aurora and Au-
tumn Keffeler from Gillette and
everyone attended the Celebrat-
ing Thirty Years Concert at the
SDSM&T. All the choirs sang and
Cheyenne was part of the Alumni
Choir.
Walter and Diane Fees went to
Mobridge on Saturday to deliver
an anniversary cake for the occa-
sion of their daughter-in-law
Jamie's parents’ anniversary.
They stayed for the surprise party
for them before driving home in
fog. Jesse Fees had come to the
ranch to keep an eye on the cattle
for them. Sunday afternoon
Diane visited a while at the home
of Faye Fees.
Friday was go-to-town day for
Rod and Tracy Ingalls as they
had appointments in Rapid City.
Justin Ingalls and I went to Stur-
gis to pay taxes and other busi-
ness, then on to Rapid City for
shopping. Dan, Glenn and Mar-
garet Fogelman were also in
Rapid City that day.
John and Carmen Heidler had
been dog sitting for sister Jeanie
Lesmeister and her Murphy had
a little accident over the weekend
so took him to the vet in Faith on
Monday.  He didn't really care
much for the sling they put on so
he took it off, so another trip to
Faith on Tuesday.  They got a lit-
tle more serious about it this time
so it stayed on until Friday. He
had gotten his hind leg dislocated,
but is doing better now.
John Heidler made a quick trip
to Sturgis on Friday while Car-
men and local women had sewing
day at the Opal Church base-
ment.  Saturday afternoon, the
furnace at their house quit work-
ing.  Dave Fisher was so kind as
to come out on Sunday afternoon
to fix it and stayed for a late din-
ner with the Heidlers.
Nathan Ingalls left on Sunday
afternoon for employment  near
Williston, ND.
maintain the strength of our agri-
cultural economy for years to
come.
For more information on the
Guptill Ranch or the many other
conservation practices that farm-
ers and ranchers currently em-
ploy, visit
www.leopoldconservationaward.o
South Dakotans across our
great state take pride in our rich
and diverse landscape. We all
have a connection to the land,
from the Black Hills to the wide-
open spaces of the Great Plains.
Earth Day, April 22, is an op-
portunity to celebrate not only the
beautiful recreational landscape
we enjoy, but the working lands
in the care of farmers and ranch-
ers from east to west.
Having grown up on a farm, I
know how precious the land is to
South Dakotans who owe their
livelihoods to our natural re-
sources. Our farmers and ranch-
ers take great care to maintain
those resources for generations to
come.
To recognize those who are
dedicated to land and wildlife
conservation efforts, the South
Dakota Cattlemen’s Association,
South Dakota Grassland Coali-
tion and the Wisconsin-based
Sand County Foundation bestow
the Leopold Conservation Award
on a farm or ranch family that
demonstrates outstanding conser-
vation leadership. The award is
named for renowned conserva-
tionist Aldo Leopold.
This year’s Leopold Conserva-
tion Award recipients, Pat and
Mary Lou Guptill, are living ex-
amples of agricultural leadership
in conservation. On their 7,000-
acre cattle ranch near Quinn, the
Guptills have enhanced the
health of their land to make the
ranch more profitable in the short
and long terms. The Guptill fam-
ily’s strong stewardship of their
Jackson County land will help
rg
Congratulations to the Guptill
family and all the other landown-
ers across South Dakota who take
great care with our natural re-
sources. Their dedication ensures
our lands remain productive for
future generations.
Gov. Daugaard’s Column
Earth Day is reason to celebrate stewardship in agriculture
Another winter storm warning
was issued for Tuesday and
Wednesday last week, but we did-
n’t get much of anything, snow-
wise. It snowed most of the day
Wednesday but melted as it hit
the ground. It was good wet mois-
ture. We awoke this past Monday
to about 5” of nice wet snow on
the ground. It is supposed to
warm up later this week, hope-
fully it has time to soak into the
ground and fills the dams, etc.
Last week was an exceptional
news week with the bombing at
the Boston Marathon and the ex-
plosion of the fertilizer plant at
West, Texas. Three innocent lives
were taken by the bombing and
dozens lost their lives, and hun-
dreds lost their homes in Texas.
Not the kind of news one likes to
read or hear about.
Condolences to the family of
Jay Springman. Jay passed away
last Tuesday night at Rapid City
Regional Medical Center. His
service was scheduled for this
past Monday afternoon but be-
cause of the weather was post-
poned one day. Jay enjoyed
visiting and was one of those guys
who could always brighten your
day. He will be missed by many.
Condolences also to the family
of Marcella Kissack. Marcella is
the sister of Doris Frankfurth and
Kenny Teller. Marcella was a spe-
cial lady and will be missed by
her family and friends.
Keith Gaaskjolen had coffee
with his mother Garnet on Mon-
day afternoon.
Betty Walker and Garnet
Gaaskjolen attended the Singspi-
ration at the Community Church
near Meadow on Sunday evening.
The Prairie Strippers held
their guild meeting Monday
evening. Several gals from the
Faith group attended. They enjoy
a great meal, visiting and sharing
their latest projects.
This weather hasn’t been the
best for track meets. Most of them
have been cancelled. Hopefully
they got to attend one this past
Tuesday and again this Saturday.
Saturday is the big meet in Stur-
gis. This is always a tough one,
but great competition! The jr. var-
sity are schedule to participate in
Lemmon’s meet this Friday.
There is no school here today,
Wednesday for 7-12th grade stu-
dents due to the Academic
Olympics being held here in the
school gym. They need help from
the upper grade teachersm,
maybe even some of the students.
They will be having school this
Friday.
Sturgis High School had their
prom and post prom party last
Saturday night. Our granddaugh-
ter Brooke was one of those in at-
tendance. She looked so pretty in
her hot pink dress! They give
away a senior package consisting
of a microwave, compact refriger-
ator, Keurig coffee maker and a
towel, at their post prom. Out of
over 100 seniors in attendance,
Brooke was the lucky winner! She
was really excited. Plus she also
won several other prizes. It’s just
hard to believe she will be gradu-
ating in a few weeks! Their grad-
uation is the same day at Faith’s.
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HA Program 5652 - 4 head
Final Answer 924 SDG - 3 head
Mytty In Focus - 2 head
Sitz Uncommon - 1 head
Bred and managed to survive, thrive and
produce in a tough environment.
Selling: 39 Powerful Yearling & 2
experienced two-year-oldAngus Bulls
backed by great carcass genetics
Larry,
I am writing to let you know how pleased I am with the Bulls I purchased from you over the past 3 years.
When you first asked me what I wanted in a bull and I stated: good disposition; easy calving; above average
weaning weights and range ready from day 1. Stomprud Angus Bulls delivered all I asked for and more. This
past fall, I had a 100% pregnancy rate in a 60 day breeding season and 75% of the cows calved in the first 21
days this spring and 'knock on wood¨, I have not had to pull a calf so far this calving season. The only problem
I have is that the calves are so hardy when they are born, that they are up and sucking and running off beside
their mommy before I can get them tagged and weighed. But; that's a good problem to have and eventually I
will get caught up on tagging them all before branding time. Also, just had the bulls tested this spring and
they all tested good to excellent. Thanks for providing me with the best set of bulls I have ever owned and I
will be back to purchase another Stomprud Angus yearling bull next year.
Sincerely, Ron Frederick, Mission, SD
Free Supper: 5:00 p.m.!!
South Dakota is reporting an
outbreak of salmonella associated
with baby chicks. Three cases
have been reported in the south-
eastern part of the state and one
in the southwest. One case was a
child younger than 4, the others
were adults. 
Salmonellosis is a bacterial in-
fection and one of the most com-
mon causes of gastroenteritis.
The bacteria are widely distrib-
uted in the food chain and envi-
ronment and often contaminate
raw meats, eggs, unpasteurized
milk and cheese products. Poul-
try, swine, cattle, rodents, song-
birds, and pets such as iguanas,
tortoises, turtles, terrapins,
chicks, dogs, and cats, as well as
humans, can carry the bacteria. 
Children are especially suscep-
tible because they frequently put
their fingers into their mouths
and because their immune sys-
tems are still developing. Preg-
nant women, the elderly, people
with HIV/AIDS and other im-
munocompromised individuals
are also at higher risk. 
Symptoms may include mild or
severe diarrhea, fever and occa-
sionally vomiting. Bloodstream
infections can be quite serious,
particularly in the very young or
elderly.
Take the following precautions
to prevent salmonella infection:
•Don’t let kids under 5 handle
poultry or items contaminated by
poultry. Other high risk groups
should also avoid handling poul-
try or contaminated items.
•Thoroughly wash hands after
handling poultry or their drop-
pings.
•Don’t eat or drink around
poultry or their living areas.
•Don’t wash food or water
dishes for poultry in the kitchen
sink.
•Don’t let poultry live inside
your home.
For more about the risk of sal-
monellosis from poultry see the
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention,www.cdc.gov/healthy-
pets/easter_chicks.htm. Learn
more about Salmonellosis
athttp: / / doh. sd. gov/ Di sease-
Facts/salmonellosis.aspx.
South Dakota reports salmonella
outbreak associated with baby chicks
This was certainly a tense and
exciting week. It literally started
off with a bang on Monday when
Islamic terrorists set off two
bombs near the finish line of the
Boston Marathon, killing three
people, an eight year old boy and
two young women, and injuring
almost two hundred others. Many
of the injured had limbs blown off
by shrapnel from the bombs and
all were shot full of ball bearings
and nails that had been loaded
into the pressure cooker bombs.
More snow storms were pre-
dicted on Tuesday and Wednes-
day, but, as usual, we didn’t get
much of anything here. School
was canceled in Buffalo on
Wednesday, so Bryce and Trig got
to spend the day in the lambing
shed instead of the classroom. I
swear, we’ve had more winter
this spring than we did over the
entire winter! All three ‘snow-
storms’ on Sunday, Wednesday,
and Saturday only left eleven
hundredths in the rain gauge, but
it stayed cold all week.
I keep forgetting to tell you
that the Harding County history
books should be done sometime
next month. Some of you have
asked if it’s still possible to buy
the two-volume set. The answer is
yes. Send your check to Alice Hol-
comb, 13699 Harding Road, Buf-
falo, SD 57720 and if you want
them mailed to you add the cost
of shipping. There are a multi-
tude of fascinating stories about
the people, places, and history of
Harding County. I can hardly
wait to get mine and I’m pretty
sure I won’t get much work done
until I get both volumes read!
There was a terrible explosion
and fire at a fertilizer plant in
West, Texas on Wednesday that
killed at least 14 people, includ-
ing several firemen that were
fighting the fire when the plant
exploded. The explosion leveled
all the homes and buildings in 37
blocks and there are still some
people missing.
And speaking of fire, landown-
ers who had losses in the Pautre
Fire had a meeting in Lemmon on
Thursday to listen to Tort Claims
Specialist Frank Carroll tell them
how to get the claim forms
process started. Carroll told
landowners and fire departments
that they have to document every
expense they have from the fire
and he met with them individu-
ally after the meeting on Thurs-
day and again on Friday morning.
The forms may be amended for
two years after the fire, so he re-
minded them to write everything
down and take pictures to docu-
ment livestock losses, erosion,
and any other damages they find.
I celebrated another birthday
this Friday, April 19th and I have
to tell you about the nice card I
got from Bonnie Jerde. Bonnie
sent me a picture of the quilt she
made to be raffled off for the Dia-
betes Inc. Kids Kamp at Outlaw
Ranch near Custer. She makes
one of these beautiful quilts every
year to be raffled off to raise
money for kids with diabetes. Bet-
ter buy a ticket, her quilts are
wonderful!!
The more birthdays I have the
less I care to watch the news on
that day. Bad news just seems to
focus on my birth date. For in-
stance, on April 19, 1993 South
Dakota governor George Mickel-
son and seven others were killed
when a state-owned aircraft
crashed landed in Iowa and the
Branch Davidian Compound near
Waco, Texas, was destroyed in a
fire after a 51-day stand-off with
federal ATF agents under the
Clinton administration; 76 people
died, including 24 British nation-
als and 20 children.
On April 19, 1995 a truck
bomb at the Federal Building in
Oklahoma City killed 168 and in-
jured 500, many of the dead and
injured were children.
This year on my birthday I
turned on the TV that morning to
watch the search for the youngest
of the two jihadist Muslim terror-
ists who bombed the Boston
Marathon. The older brother had
been killed during the night in a
shoot-out with police after the two
had executed a police officer
seated in patrol car and critically
injured another police officer in
the gun fight. Toward evening,
the second terrorist was found
hiding in a boat in a backyard in
Watertown, MA. He was captured
after another shoot-out and is in
serious condition in a Jewish hos-
pital, which I find to be rather
ironic! I hope the authorities will
be able to get some information
out of him as soon as he is able to
talk, because from the explosives
that were found in the terrorists’
apartment they had more de-
struction planned and authorities
think other jihadists were proba-
bly involved.
On that happy note, I’ll leave
you with this:
"WE WOULD RATHER DO
BUSINESS WITH 1000 AL
QAEDA TERRORISTS THAN
WITH ONE SINGLE AMERI-
CAN"
This sign was prominently dis-
played in the window of a busi-
ness in Boston. You are probably
outraged at the thought of such
an inflammatory statement. One
would think that anti-hate groups
from all across the country would
be marching on this business and
that the National Guard might
have to be called to keep the
angry crowds back.
But, perhaps in these stressful
times one might be tempted to let
the proprietors simply make their
statement. “We are a society
which holds Freedom of Speech as
perhaps our greatest liberty,
aren’t we?” And after all, it is just
a sign.
You may ask what kind of
business would dare post such a
sign?
Answer: A Funeral Home
Who said morticians have no
sense of humor? God Bless Amer-
ica!
Grand River Roundup
By Betty Olson
April 24, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 7
email us at faithind@faithsd.com
For many of us the months of
April and May are thought of as
the months for planting, nurtur-
ing, and growing flowers and gar-
dens. It is also a time when we
should be cultivating and flour-
ishing our support for our mili-
tary personnel, our veterans, and
their families.
April is the month of the Mili-
tary Child and May is Military
Appreciation month. Both
months provide us great opportu-
nities to remember, recognize,
and appreciate those who have
served in the past and those now
serving, as well as their families.
National Military Appreciation
month includes: Loyalty Day
(5/1), Victory in Europe Day (5/8),
Military Spouse Appreciation
Day (5/10), Armed Forces Day
(May 18); and Memorial Day
(5/27).
Each of those days provides an
opportunity to learn more about
military members and the fami-
lies who have given of themselves
to support the principles we hold
dear and the freedom we enjoy.
Over 16,000 South Dakota
men and women have deployed
since 9-11. Heroes, who set aside
their personal lives and safety, to
defend and protect our families,
our communities, and our nation
from those who would threaten
our way of life. Many of these
troops will continue to serve.
Others will return to the civilian
population and we need to sup-
port them during their transition
from military service to civilian.
Please keep all the deployed and
their families in your thoughts
and pray for their safe return
home.
Last week, I had the opportu-
nity to participate in the Open
House at the “Operation Black
Hills Cabin” in Custer, SD. This
project, founded in 2011, by a re-
tired military couple demon-
strates South Dakota’s commit-
ment to our military personnel,
our veterans, and their families.
With over 100 businesses in the
Custer area working together to
provide a vacation home for qual-
ifying wounded veterans from the
Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns
and their families, they have
demonstrated their commitment
to our veterans.
With over 70,000 veterans in
South Dakota, it is important
that we cultivate, nurture, and
grow this type of leadership and
generosity. Thus improving the
lives of our veterans.
Veterans News
Larry Zimmerman
SD Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Faith Community
Action Team is having a
GIANT
RUMMAGE SALE
April 22nd thru May 3rd
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
at the Faith Comm.
Legion Hall
All proceeds will help with hall
expenses!
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Cody Trainor
Cody Trainor is the 18 year old son of Rick and LeeAnn Trainor. Maternal grand-
parents are Danny and Bobbie Ann Arneson. Paternal grandparents are the late
Wayne and Gloria Trainor.
Cody’s work experience includes working on his grandparents ranch during the
summer.
Some of Cody’s activities include: Hanging out with friends, and taking walks on
the beaches of Durkee Lake.
Most Memorable Moment: Going to prom as Dumb and Dumber his junior year
and making it to state in basketball freshmen year. Surviving a night in the big house
with Lane, Cody and Marty.
His favorites are: Color: Duke Blue; Song: “Fight for Your Right”-Beastie Boys;
Group or Singer: AC/DC; Movie: “Dumb & Dumber”; Car: 1970 Camaro, ‘86 Chevy
van; Extra-Curricular Activities: Basketball, football, track and rodeo; Hobby: Play-
ing sports and having a good time with friends; Subject: Science; Teacher: Mrs. King.
Best thing about Faith High School: The kids are really nice and the teachers
are willing to help you.
His accomplishments include: Football All-Conference 3 years, Basketball All
Conference 2 years, MVP of West River Tourney twice and All Tourney once, SD’s
Best of the West last year and scoring 1,000 points and qualified for state track
Future plans include: Cody is undecided.
Drew Vance
Drew Vance is the 18 year old son of Scott and Toni Vance. Maternal grandparents
are Wayne and June Overland, Union Center. Paternal grandparents are Gary and
Nancy Vance, Faith.
Drew’s work experience includes working at Faith High School, Faith Livestock
and Flint Rock Ranch.
Some of Drew’s activities include: Cross country, basketball, track and field, Oral
Interp, drama and student council.
Most Memorable Moment: Getting pulled over for spinning cookies in the Com-
munity Center parking lot with a go-kart. Staying in a hotel with the basketball team
during state and Hanson Classic.
His favorites are: Color: Blue; Songs: “Drunk On You”-Luke Bryan; Group or
Singer: Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts; Movie: “Monsters VS Aliens”; Car: 1970 Dodge
Challenger; Extra-Curricular Activities: Basketball, track and field; Hobbies: Lifting,
basketball, running, reading; Subjects: Physics and AP Physics; Teacher: Mrs. King
and Mrs. Fischbach.
Best thing about Faith High School: The new school. The way people support
you at sports games
His accomplishments include: Being Salutatorian, starting the varsity basketball
team. Making state track, State Oral Interp.
Future plans include: Drew plans on going to the School of Mines in Rapid City
and getting a degree in Civil Engineering. Open his own engineering firm sometime.
Drew Vance
Cody Trainor
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Sena-
tor John Thune (R-S.D.) and Con-
gressman Marlin Stutzman
(R-Ind.) today introduced legisla-
tion that would save $30 billion
over 10 years from the Supple-
mental Nutrition Assistance Pro-
gram (SNAP) by eliminating
loopholes, waste, fraud, and
abuse, while ensuring those who
meet the current income and
asset eligibility requirements con-
tinue to receive the benefits they
need.
Since President Obama as-
sumed office, participation in
SNAP, which was formerly re-
ferred to as food stamps, has in-
creased from 32 million to 47.8
million people, and annual spend-
ing on SNAP has doubled to $80
billion in fiscal year 2012. Over
the next 10 years, SNAP is pro-
jected to cost taxpayers almost
$760 billion. The Streamlining
the Supplemental Nutrition As-
sistance Program Act would elim-
inate $30 billion of needless
spending over 10 years and target
assistance to those who need it
most by making eligibility re-
quirements more credible, elimi-
nating duplication, closing
loopholes, and making benefit ad-
ministrators more responsible for
program integrity.
“Our bill would eliminate
waste, fraud, and abuse in the
food stamp program, while ensur-
ing a strong safety net for hungry
families in greatest need,” said
Thune. “Since President Obama
came into office, SNAP participa-
tion has increased at 10 times the
rate of job creation, the annual
spending on SNAP has doubled,
and one in seven Americans now
participates in SNAP. This explo-
sive growth in both the SNAP en-
rollment and federal cost of the
program is alarming and requires
lawmakers to take cost-effective
legislative control measures. Our
bill would ensure that benefits
are available for needy families
by maintaining system integrity
and reducing waste in the system.
I look forward to working with my
colleagues on both sides of the
aisle to move this common-sense
legislation through Congress in
the Farm Bill.”
“By closing loopholes, cutting
waste, and eliminating fraud and
abuse in SNAP, we save taxpay-
ers $30 billion and make sure
that families in need still receive
a helping hand,” said Stutzman.
“Everyone in Washington talks
about deficit reduction but we’ve
introduced a real, responsible
plan to save taxpayer dollars.
Over the past decade, SNAP
spending has doubled as this pro-
gram outgrows its original mis-
sion of providing temporary
assistance. This is a common-
sense start for Congress’ Farm
Bill discussions as we look for
ways to tackle Washington’s
nearly $17 trillion debt.”
The Thune, Stutzman bill
would limit the automatic qualifi-
cation of an individual for SNAP
benefits due to enrollment in
other low-income programs,
known as categorical eligibility to
only those individuals receiving
cash assistance. Additionally,
their bill would close a loophole
that allows states to send small
energy assistance checks to
SNAP participants in order to in-
crease SNAP benefit payments,
eliminate duplicative training
programs and state performance
bonuses, improve the quality con-
trol measures to ensure states are
more aggressively penalized for
improper payments, and reform
the nutrition education and obe-
sity program. This bill would not
affect current benefit levels for
SNAP recipients, but instead
saves money by ending duplica-
tive programs and holding states
accountable for accurate program
administration.
Thune, Stutzman introduce bill to
reform Food Stamp Program
Bill would save $30 billion from SNAP by
eliminating waste and abuse without
reducing benefits
Launched this spring, Garden-
ing 101 is a program designed to
teach the very basics of gardening
through an interactive series of
workshops.
"Gardening 101 is for anyone
who has ever wanted to start gar-
dening - or improve their garden-
ing - but was afraid they didn't
know enough about it to be suc-
cessful," said Amanda Bachmann,
SDSU Extension Consumer Hor-
ticulture Field Specialist.
"This program provides a great
foundation for South Dakota's
Gardening 101 Workshop
scheduled for Faith this week
home gardeners," Bachmann
said.
Workshops will run from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch is from noon
to 1 p.m. and is on your own.
April 26 - Hot Springs, United
Churches, 342 N Garden Street
April 27 - Faith, VFW Hall,
Main Street
April 27 - Huron, Dept. of
Health Building, 1110 3rd St. SW
There is a cost for the work-
shops, which includes all supplies
to take home.
April 24, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 9
Nature’s Magic Potion
As you all know the key to a
good garden is good soil. Many of
us do not have such good soil as
we live in an area prone to clay,
just a step above gumbo in soil
quality. Compost is the magic po-
tion that helps soil quality and
Mother Nature uses it every
chance she can and you should
too.
Compost is the natural method
of recycling by breaking down un-
used organic matter using bacte-
ria and other soil borne
organisms. When you make com-
post you are just helping speed up
the process and recycling some-
thing that would end up in a land
fill.
Composting does not have to
be expensive or complicated. If
you have the space it can just be
a pile in an unnoticeable corner of
the yard or garden for a process
called cold composting. This
method is much slower because it
takes longer for the matter to
breakdown but works well for
small steady amounts of organic
matter. Occasionally you will
want to turn the pile and water it
when necessary as wet matter de-
composes much quicker than dry
matter. This method often takes
a year to get finished compost.
A faster method is hot com-
posting. This method can be as
cheap or expensive as you want to
go. A hot compost pile is usually
made up all at one time such as in
the fall when you have big piles of
leaves you want to turn into
magic potion for your garden.
Hot composting usually entails
some kind of a bin to confine the
material in a small space and
trapping the heat it generates
during the composting process,
the more heat, the faster it de-
composes.
Compost materials, especially
for the “hot method” should be a
mix of organic brown debris
(leaves, straw, hay and dried up
dead plants along with green ma-
terials such as grass clippings,
kitchen scraps and green plants,
some include a little soil or ma-
nure to hasten things along. A
mix of about 1 part green mate-
rial to 30 parts brown material
seems to be the optimum mixture.
Some garden supply companies
sell a product, “compost activa-
tor”, to kick-start the whole
process but that choice is up to
you.
What about those fancy tum-
bling bins? They work just fine;
speed things up, reduce the odor,
are neat and fairly easy, keep
critters out, but are expensive.
Sometimes a neat pile covered
with black plastic will work al-
most as good, IF, you don’t have
critters that like to dig into such
delicacies as rotting kitchen
scraps, leaves, etc.; think rac-
coons, skunks, wild turkeys,
whatever you have in your neck of
the woods.
Nature is full of genius, full of
the divinity; so that not a
snowflake escapes its fashioning
hand. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
journal, 5 January 1856
The Garden Gate
By Karen Englehart, Master Gardener,
SDSU Extension - Perkins Co.
Arbor Day is the tree planters
holiday
The tree planter’s holiday of
Arbor Day has its roots in Ne-
braska. The first Arbor Day took
place on April 10, 1872 in Ne-
braska. It was started by Julius
Sterling Morton (1832-1902), a
Nebraska journalist and politi-
cian. Morton worked to improve
agricultural techniques and even
served as President Grover Cleve-
land's Secretary of Agriculture.
But his most important legacy is
Arbor Day.
The Mortons had moved to Ne-
braska from Michigan and missed
the woodlands and lush vegeta-
tion of the east. The Mortons
planted many trees, shrubs and
even an apple orchard on their
land. They realized that the
plains, though treeless, had a cli-
mate and soil favorable to tree
growth. The settlers in the new
territory were in need of trees for
homes, fences, farm buildings,
fuel and windbreaks. Morton
often wrote about the trees best
suited to the plains encouraging
the planting of trees.
Morton believed that Ne-
braska's landscape and economy
would benefit from the wide-scale
planting of trees. He proposed
that a special day be dedicated to
tree planting and increasing
awareness of the importance of
trees. On Nebraska's first Arbor
Day more than one million trees
were planted. After the second
Arbor Day in 1884, Nebraska
made it a legal state holiday.
During the late 1800s Morton’s
idea spread from Nebraska with
Kansas, Tennessee, Minnesota
and Ohio all proclaiming their
own Arbor Days. By 1920, more
than 45 states and territorial pos-
sessions were celebrating Arbor
Day. Today all 50 states in the
USA celebrate Arbor Day al-
though the dates may vary in
keeping with the local climate.
State Arbor Days held in our part
of the nation are as follows:
Wyoming – last Monday in April;
Iowa, Montana, Nebraska and
TREE FACTS
Bob Drown, Extension Specialist
South Dakota - last Friday in
April and North Dakota – first
Friday in May. In 1970, President
Richard Nixon proclaimed the
last Friday in April as National
Arbor Day.
Arbor Day is an excellent op-
portunity for homeowners to take
a good look at the trees on their
property and plan for the future.
Trees should be checked for bro-
ken branches, disease and insect
problems. Planting new trees can
improve your property and pro-
vide wind or heat protection.
Arbor Day is the time for commu-
nity leaders to take stock of the
trees in their neighborhoods and
public areas. Thoughtful plans for
tree planting and tree mainte-
nance can make a real difference
to your community.
Following is an inspirational
quote taken from the “Arbor Day
Letter, To the School Children of
the United States” by President
Theodore Roosevelt April 15,
1907.
“A people without children
would face a hopeless future; a
country without trees is almost as
hopeless; forests which are so
used that they cannot renew
themselves will soon vanish, and
with them all their benefits. A
true forest is not merely a store-
house full of wood, but, as it were,
a factory of wood and at the same
time a reservoir of water. When
you help to preserve our forests or
plant new ones you are acting the
part of good citizens. The value of
forestry deserves, therefore, to be
taught in the schools, which aim
to make good citizens of you. If
your Arbor Day exercises help
you to realize what benefits each
one of you receives from the
forests, and how by your assis-
tance these benefits may con-
tinue, they will serve a good end.”
My sources for this news re-
lease were the Arbor Day Foun-
dation and TREEHELP.COM. If
you would like more information
about The History of Arbor Day
call Bob Drown at the Conserva-
tion Office at 605-244-5222, Ex-
tension 4 or by e-mail at
robert.drown@sd.nacdnet.net.
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South Dakota hay prices have
been at high levels throughout
the 2012 marketing year. Based
on numbers from the National
Agricultural Statistics Service,
March alfalfa prices were at $230
per ton and have remained steady
for several months. The March
price for other hay reached a
record high of $170 per ton.
"Usually, such high prices re-
sult in a shift in production and
use. However, other commodity
prices and input costs are higher
too," said Matthew Diersen,
SDSU Extension Risk/Business
Management Specialist.
He adds that looking at this
year's hay prices by adjusting for
inflation shows that prices are
also at record-high levels on a real
basis.
"Despite a price index, with
1982 as the base year that has
doubled in recent years, the real
price of hay in South Dakota had
not been above $70 per ton during
the past decade," Diersen said.
The last peak in real prices
happened in the 2002 drought
year when the price reached $79
per ton. Diersen says 2013's
record rates are due to the fact
that in 2012, South Dakota pro-
ducers had expected to harvest
3.5 million acres of hay; and
higher expected returns for other
crops and drought conditions
combined to reduce harvested
acres to only 3.1 million acres. To
top that off, yields were low, lim-
iting supply.
"The result was that price in-
creased to the high nominal levels
and a real price of $100 per ton,"
he said.
Price prospects continue to
favor sellers over buyers.
"Fall disappearance was un-
usually large leaving a stocks
level on Dec. 1, 2012 of only 4.3
million tons. The stocks level was
the smallest since Jan. 1, 1977
following the 1976 drought,"
Diersen said.
He says current stocks are also
similar to the levels in late 1989
when there were only 3.35 million
head of cattle in South Dakota in-
ventories. On Jan. 1, 2013 there
were 3.85 million head.
Diersen says modeling historic
stock levels and winter use gives
competing views of just how little
hay may be left in South Dakota.
"Usually, much of the hay pro-
duced in South Dakota is used for
feed and not sold. As part of the
collective feed inventory, one
could take the Dec.1 stocks and
use them evenly over the remain-
ing six months of the feeding
year," Diersen said.
He shares an example: on May
1 only 1/6 of the Dec. 1 4.3 million
tons in inventory may remain or
only 0.72 million tons.
"Most years, producers try to
maintain a surplus over that
level. Likewise, high prices may
mean some hay that was raised
for on-farm use enters the mar-
keting channel," he said. "Factor-
ing in the high price level actually
forecasts a negative stocks level
for May 1."
The high real price would nor-
mally result in sharply higher
hay acres in South Dakota. Solid
expected returns for other crops
and the presence of revenue in-
surance have limited hay to an
expected 3.1 million acres.
Diersen says a tight old crop sup-
ply, low expected production for
2013 and no difference in the na-
tional picture combine to suggest
high hay prices will continue for
the 2013 marketing year.
To learn more, visit iGrow.org
or contact Diersen at
matthew.diersen@sdstate.edu.
Tight hay supplies, high prices to continue
In 1938 – only a couple of years
after Social Security was signed
into law – a depression-era, un-
employed architect named Alfred
Mosher Butts studied the front
page of The New York Times to
figure out how often each of the
26 letters was used. The result
was a game he called Criss Cross
Words, renamed ten years later
as Scrabble.
In honor of Scrabble’s 75th an-
niversary, we’d like to challenge
you to a word puzzle.
Here are your scrambled let-
ters. What do they spell?
S Y S C O I I Y E M C U R A T
L
Here’s a hint: it is Social Secu-
rity’s hottest new online service,
and you don’t have to scrabble to
use it.
The answer is: my Social Secu-
rity.
My Social Security is your on-
line account that provides you
quick access to your personal So-
cial Security information. For ex-
ample, during your working
years, you can use my Social Se-
curity to obtain a copy of your So-
cial Security Statement to check
your earnings record and see es-
timates of the future retirement,
disability, and survivor benefits
you and your family may receive.
For people who already receive
Social Security or SSI benefits,
the my Social Security service is
even better this year. You can
now sign into your account to
view, save, and print a benefit
verification letter, check your
benefit payment information, and
even change your address and
phone number in our records. You
also can start or change your di-
rect deposit information.
Before your next game of
Scrabble, we recommend you cre-
ate a my Social Security account
so you can always have your So-
cial Security information at your
fingertips. Just visit www.so-
cialsecurity.gov/myaccount.
Social Security challenges
you to a word game
April 24, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 11
The Dewey, Meade & Ziebach
County FSA offices would like to
keep you informed of the follow-
ing items important to USDA pro-
grams. If you have any questions
please contact the Dewey County
office at 865-3522 ext 2, Meade
County at 347-4952 ext 2, or
Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext 2.
IMPORTANT DATES TO RE-
MEMBER:
MAY 20 – CRP Sign-up begins
JUNE 3 – Last day to sign up
for ACRE
JUNE 14 – CRP Sign-up ends
AUGUST 2 – Last day to sign
up for DCP
ACRE SIGN-UP ENDS
JUNE 3, 2013
FSA offices would like to re-
minded producers that the 2013
deadline to enroll in ACRE pro-
gram for 2013 crops will end on
June 3, 2013.
We encourage all producers in-
terested in ACRE to visit the
service center where their farm is
administered and sign up before
the busy planting season gets un-
derway. Enrollments cannot be
accepted after the deadline, so en-
rolling early may help producers
avoid missing the deadline during
one of the most demanding times
of the year. The program is un-
changed from 2012 except that all
eligible participants may enroll
for the 2013 crop either in ACRE
or DCP.
We also want to remind pro-
ducers enrolled in the 2012 ACRE
must provide production evidence
for crops in the 2012 ACRE pro-
gram this deadline is July 15,
2013, but we encourage you to
bring it in before so we don’t for-
get. If production is not provided
your contract will not be in com-
pliance and payments will need to
be refunded. Before everyone gets
super busy now would be a great
time to get the production to-
gether.
2013 DCP SIGNUP ENDS
AUGUST 3, 2013
We want to remind all pro-
ducer interested in signing up for
2013 DCP program to visit the
service center by August 3, 2013.
The provisions are unchanged
from 2013. For more information
on both DCP and ACRE please
contact your local FSA office.
USDA is an equal opportunity
provider, employer and lender. To
file a complaint of discrimination,
write to USDA, Assistant Secre-
tary for Civil Rights, Office of Ad-
judication, 1400 Independence
Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC
20250-9410, or call (866) 632-
9992 or (toll-free Customer Serv-
ice), (800) 877-8339 (local or
Federal relay), (866) 377-8642
(/relay voice users).
Amazing medicine reverses
aging
I bet I hear it once a week, “It’s
hell to grow old!” Of course grow-
ing old is something we all will
do, unless we die first. Alas, the
future can look quite sad and de-
pressing, especially if you think
about the flab, falls, pain, blues,
anxiety, thin bones, loss of libido,
weakness, and memory loss that
can come with aging.
But wait! Listen to the exciting
news. Just out, there is a power-
ful potion that can prevent the
aging process. That’s right, guar-
anteed to slow aging.
Researchers have observed
how shortly after starting this
terrific tonic: flab turns to muscle;
falls are reduced; chronic pain
and fibromyalgia seem magically
lessened; depression and anxiety
disappears; bones are actually
strengthen; sexual function is en-
hanced and recharged; people ex-
perience new strength, energy,
and power; and most important
memory is clearly improved.
What’s more, this special medica-
tion has also been shown to re-
duce diabetes, heart attack,
stroke, and breast or colon cancer.
That’s not all. If you take ad-
vantage of this fabulous offer
today, it will improve your ap-
pearance within weeks. Sounds
too good to be true? It is scientifi-
cally proven, beyond a shadow of
a doubt. And no other treatment
plan comes even close. Nothing!
You would expect the price for
this magnificent medication that
brings about all these benefits to
be more than the sum of one third
of your income, or at least many
thousands if not millions of dol-
lars. But no! This medicine is
equally available to the rich and
poor alike, requiring only an
extra effort on your part.
You could expect to work lots of
extra hours each day to achieve
these wonderful benefits. But no!
You don’t have to work an extra
two hours at the beginning or end
USDA/Farm Service
Agency News
The Prairie Doc Perspective
Dr. Richard Holms, MD
of your workday, you don’t have
to work even one extra hour.
Starting today we have a spe-
cial opportunity. For spending
only an extra half hour every day
walking twelve blocks, yes that’s
right, just twelve blocks, or what-
ever distance you can make in 30
minutes, you will receive most of
the benefits I mentioned earlier.
That’s right, only a half hour!
But wait, this offer only lasts
for a short time. The longer you
delay, the less you will get. If you
start today, the benefits begin
sooner and last longer.
That’s right, guaranteed to
slow aging. Exercise is the bar-
gain of a lifetime.
Dr. Rick Holm wrote this
Prairie Doc Perspective for “On
Call®,” a weekly program where
medical professionals discuss
health concerns for the general
public.  “On Call®” is produced by
the Healing Words Foundation in
association with the South Dakota
State University Journalism De-
partment. “On Call®” airs Thurs-
days on South Dakota Public
Broadcasting-Television at 7 p.m.
Central, 6 p.m. Mountain. Visit us
at OnCallTelevision.com.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Kristi
Noem announced today that she
has joined in introducing legisla-
tion that will give working par-
ents additional options as they
look to balance family and work.
The Working Families Flexibility
Act of 2013,H.R. 1406, would
allow private-sector workers to
received paid time off, or “comp
time” for overtime hours worked.
“As a working mom, I under-
stand how valuable family time
is. I’ve met with many South
Dakotans who wish they had
more time in their busy days to go
to kids’ soccer games or to take
their children to the doctor.  This
bill would provide families more
flexibility and the option to make
their lives a little less hectic,” said
Rep. Noem.
“This legislation will give em-
ployees the option of being com-
pensated either with money or
with time for the extra hours they
work. Government agencies are
able to use flexibility to give em-
ployees either overtime pay or
paid time off and I believe this op-
tion should also be available to
private sector employers and em-
ployees. I’m proud to support this
bill, which will eliminate yet an-
other unnecessary law and pro-
vide more freedom for
employees.”
Originally introduced by Rep.
Martha Roby (R-AL), the Work-
ing Families Flexibility Act of
2013 will:
•Allow employers to offer em-
ployees a choice between cash
wages and comp time for over-
time hours worked. Employees
who want to receive cash wages
would continue to do so.
•Protect employees by requir-
ing the employer and the em-
ployee to complete a written
agreement to use comp time, en-
tered into knowingly and volun-
tarily by the employee.
•Retain all existing employee
protections in current law, includ-
ing the 40 hour work week and
how overtime compensation is ac-
crued. The bill adds additional
safeguards for workers to ensure
the choice and use of comp time
are truly voluntary.
•Allow employees to accrue up
to 160 hours of comp time each
year. An employer would be re-
quired to pay cash wages for any
unused time at the end of the
year. Workers are free to ‘cash
out’ their accrued comp time
Rep. Noem joins in introducing legislation to
provide additional flexibility to working families
whenever they choose to do so.
Rep. Noem continues to be an
advocate for working families in
Congress. In 2012, Rep. Noem
was one of thirty recipients of the
2012 Best of Congress Award,
which celebrated Noem’s leader-
ship in improving the quality of
life for working families. Appli-
cants were judged on their voting
record, sponsorship of legislation,
constituent casework, and other
activities that demonstrate their
commitment to improving the
lives of working families. Appli-
cants were also asked to submit
employment policies and prac-
tices within their own offices that
support working parents and flex-
ible workplace options.
The South Dakota Game Fish
and Parks Commission has final-
ized several elk-hunting seasons
for 2013.
Archery elk hunters will have
92 “any elk” and 15 “antlerless
elk” licenses available for the sea-
son. The 2013 Archery Elk Sea-
son will run from Sept. 1-30.
The Black Hills Firearms Elk
Hunting Season will run from
Oct. 1-31 for the “any” elk license
holders. Antlerless elk seasons
will run from Oct. 16-31 and Dec.
1-15. Black Hills Firearms Elk
hunters will have 620 licenses
available, comprised of 445 “any”
and 175 “antlerless" licenses.
The Prairie Elk Season will
have 45 “any” elk and 51 “antler-
less” elk licenses available, which
is four less than 2012. Other
changes from 2012 are:
Boyd County, Nebraska will no
longer be part of Unit 30.
The season dates for Unit 30A
will run from Sept. 1 – Dec. 31.
The season dates for Unit 11B
will run from Sept. 1 through the
Friday before the third Saturday
in October (2013 season dates are
Sept. 1 – Oct. 18)
Unit 11D was added with sea-
son dates of Sept. 1-Dec. 31.
GFP staff presented the Com-
mission with results of a Black
Hills-wide aerial elk count and
the history of the elk hunting sea-
sons in the Black Hills. That pres-
entation can be seen at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
=ZLheM32B_NY
Elk seasons finalized
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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Kristi
Noem introduced legislation
today to provide a dependable
safety net for livestock owners in
South Dakota and across the
United States. The Livestock Dis-
aster Protection Act would extend
the Livestock Indemnity Program
(LIP), the Livestock Forage Pro-
gram (LFP) and the Emergency
Livestock Assistance Program
(ELAP) authorized in the 2008
Farm Bill for five years, as well as
retroactive coverage for fiscal
years 2012 and 2013.
“The risk our farmers, ranch-
ers and all livestock owners in
South Dakota take is undeni-
able,” said Rep. Noem. “The ex-
treme weather we see across
America - from drought to flood to
freezes to the extreme heat -
demonstrates the importance of
providing a strong safety net. My
bill gives some long-term cer-
tainty to our livestock owners so
they'll keep on taking the risk to
contribute to our state and na-
tion's robust agriculture indus-
try.”
Rep. Noem will work with
House Agriculture Committee
Chairman Lucas to include these
provisions in the new Farm Bill,
which is expected to be drafted in
the coming weeks. She specifi-
cally included language to ensure
these programs were extended for
the life of the Farm Bill which
will avoid a repeat of the current
situation, in which eligibility for
LIP, LFP, and ELAP expired in
2011 before the rest of the Farm
Bill expired. The bill also makes
the programs a more integral fix-
ture by ensuring they are given a
budget baseline. This action
should provide livestock owners
more certainty about their safety
net going forward.
South Dakota and national
livestock, farm and ranch groups
have expressed their support for
the Livestock Disaster Protection
Act.
“With over 70 percent of cattle
country facing the effects of crip-
pling drought, a permanent disas-
ter program is more important
than ever for our nation's cattle-
men and women,” said Scott
George, President of the National
Cattlemen’s Beef Association
(NCBA) and a dairy and beef pro-
ducer from Cody, Wyoming.
“NCBA supports a permanent
disaster program in a full five-
year farm bill that allows produc-
ers to manage risks and we
greatly appreciate and support
Congresswoman Noem's efforts to
keep disaster assistance at the
forefront on Capitol Hill.”
Rep. Noem continues to be a
leader in providing secure safety
nets for South Dakota agriculture
producers. Noem previously in-
troduced this legislation on April
26, 2012. The House of Represen-
tatives also voted to approve live-
stock disaster assistance on
August 2, 2012 by a vote of 223-
197. 
Rep. Noem introduces Livestock
Disaster Protection Act Bill to
extend federal assistance programs
NEXT SALE: MONDAY, APRIL 29TH
Special Replacement Heifer, Cow/Calf Pair and
Sheep Sale
Sale Time: 11 AM
Sunrise Angus Ranch Bull Sale at 1:00 PM
60 yearling & 8 2-yr old Angus bulls
80 Angus heifers
Stomprud Angus Rescheduled
Wed., May 1, 2013, 40 yearling Angus bulls
Sale time 6:00 pm
Upcoming Sales:
Monday, May 6: Special Cow/Calf Pair, Replacement
Heifer and Grass Cattle Sale
Wilken Ranch Angus Bull Sale at 1:00 PM
70 yearling Angus bulls – 55 2-yr old Angus bulls
50 Angus heifers BV
GM Angus Bull Sale, Monday, May 20, 2013, 1:00 pm
20 yearling Angus bulls
Faith Livestock Commission Co.
(605) 967-2200
Mother Nature again has provided some very welcome mois-
ture in the form of snow and did cut our run down for our sale
on Monday, April 22. The market was steady on feeder cattle
with cows and bulls higher.
Thank you for your business.
REPRESENTATIVE SALES
Les Johnson
92......................Angus heifers BV 799 .............$121.75
52......................Angus heifers BV 689 .............$132.50
Jim Bingaman
79.................blk & bldy heifers BV 761 .............$125.25
20.................blk & bldy heifers BV 669 .............$127.75
Christman & Sons
26......................Angus heifers BV 819 .............$121.25
So Dak Angus
1 .......................................red cow 1290 .............$88.50
10....................................blk cows 1347 .............$83.25
7......................................blk cows 1271 ............$83.25
Fishhook Ranch
3......................................blk cows 1287 .............$82.00
3......................................blk cows 1520 .............$82.25
John Rhoden
2......................................blk cows 1513 .............$79.50
We appreciate your business. Give us a call at 605-967-2200
or www.faithlivestock.com if you have livestock to sell.
We would be glad to visit with you.
Gary Vance – (605) 967-2162 OR Scott Vance – (605) 739-5501
OR CELL: 484-7127 OR Max Loughlin – (605) 244-5990 OR
1-605-645-2583 (cell) OR Glen King 1-605-390-3264 (cell)
April 24, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 13
email us at
faithind@faithsd.com
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Former Governor George S.
Mickelson is a tough guy to for-
get. Twenty years after the tragic
plane crash that claimed his life,
it is still easy for those of us who
knew him to tell stories about his
striking personality and his zest
for life. As the son of former Gov-
ernor George T. Mickelson,
George was instilled with a
strong sense of community and a
great belief in the impact of ser-
vant leadership. It was his larger
than life personality and passion
for our state and public service
that that so impressed me while I
was working in Pierre during his
tenure as governor. Throughout
that time I had the privilege of
serving as his State Railroad Di-
rector, and through our work to-
gether we became friends. I was
inspired by his leadership and be-
cause of his example and guid-
ance was encouraged to later run
for public office.
George’s passion for building
communities led to his legacy in
South Dakota as a job creator and
champion for economic develop-
ment. During his time as gover-
nor, George spearheaded the
creation of the Revolving Eco-
nomic Development and Initia-
tive (REDI) Fund in the
Governor’s Office of Economic De-
velopment (GOED). The REDI
Fund was created to help diver-
sify South Dakota’s economy, in-
crease capital investment, and
create lasting jobs for hard-work-
ing South Dakotans. The gover-
nor’s vision and the hard work of
GOED has allowed the REDI
fund to leverage more than $200
million in new capital investment
and has created more than 30,000
South Dakota jobs.
George’s community develop-
ment didn’t end with economic
advancement. It was during his
time as governor that South
Dakota entered into the “Year of
Reconciliation” with the tribes
across the state. The governor
wanted to mend broken relation-
ships with the tribes and ignite
constructive dialogue to bring
healing between the state and In-
dian Country.
Kimberley and I will always
remember George’s friendship,
mentoring, and passion for im-
proving communities throughout
South Dakota. His legacy will live
on in the hundreds of projects he
touched, lives he impacted, and
businesses he grew while he was
governor. On this 20th anniver-
sary of his passing I encourage all
South Dakotans to join me in cel-
ebrating the life of one our state’s
most esteemed public servants. 
Remembering
George
By Senator John Thune
Page 14 • April 24, 2013 • The Faith Independent
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Dr. David J. Prosser
OPTOMETRISTS
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1ST–3RD WEDNESDAYS
OF THE MONTH
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PH: 605-490-8007 – Faith, SD
“Have truck will travel”
For all your on-farm tractor, truck &
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Leave a message if no answer
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Shop: 605-985-5007
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DC Chiropractor
EVERY MONDAY
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For all your Real Estate Needs
call Kevin Jensen
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Law offices
Eric Bogue
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416 S Main St., Fai th, SD
967-2529 or 365-5171
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LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWAS April 24, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 15
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MEETING OF THE
BOARD OF
EDUCATION
FAITH SCHOOL
DISTRICT 46-2
MEADE COUNTy,
SOUTH DAKOTA
The Board of Education of the Faith
School District 46-2 met in regular ses-
sion on Thursday, April 11, 2012 with
Vice-Chairman Vance calling the meet-
ing to order at 7:00pm.
Mr. Daughters led the Pledge of Alle-
giance.
Members present: Hanson, Simon-
son, Vance and Welter. Johnson joined
the meeting at 7:21pm.
Motion by Welter, 2nd by Simonson
to approve the amended agenda. Motion
carried.
Motion by Simonson, 2nd by Welter
to approve the consent agenda consist-
ing of the March 13, 2013 regular meet-
ing along with the following financial
statements and claims.
Faith Imprest Fund beginning bal-
ance 4,698.64; receipts – student
meals – 2,388.15, milk – 181.25, adult
meals – 637.45, boys basketball – 25.00,
from district – 1,065.26; expenditures –
milk – 16.75, girls basketball – 265.00,
boys basketball – 285.00, other –
150.00; to district – 5,763.90; ending
balance – 2,515.10.
Trust & Agency beginning bal-
ance – 39,656,11; receipts – 1,925.17;
expenditures – 4,865.27; ending bal-
ance – 36,716.01.
Faith School District beginning
balance – 1,263,819.12; receipts – ad
valorem taxes – 51,985.26; prior years
taxes – 513.37, penalties and interest on
tax – 25.13; interest earned – 123.72;
admissions – 3,759.03; Medicaid admin-
istration – 2,645.00; county sources –
1,338.85; state sources – 184,037.00;
federal sources – 16,154.15; hot lunch –
7,290.69. Total revenue – 267,872.20,
reimbursements 105.00. Total expen-
ditures – 345,251.90. Ending bal-
ance – 1,186,544.42.
Certified salaries – 40,182.51; non-
certified salaries – 13,649.73; FIT –
5,126.35; FICA – 12,867.74; SDRS –
10,152.48; Aspire Financial – (403(b)) –
490.00; Horace Mann (annuity) –
1,900.00; Horace Mann (auto ins) –
365.48.
SUBS:
T. Arneson – 64.64; J. Capp – 92.34;
S. Carmichael – 129.29; J. Gann –
1,477.60; S. Gann – 258.57; S. Geb-
hart – 69.26; G. Hawks – 64.64; C.
Olson – 64.64; R. Paul – 1,385.25; M.
Schuelke – 174.54; J. Stomprud – 69.26.
EXTRACURRICULAR:
B. Bushong (JH BBB) – 563.33; B.
Carmichael (GBB) – 1,863.71; K.
Daughters (Assistant BBB) – 942.52; A.
Mortenson, (Assistant GBB) – 1,122.05;
D. Schauer (BBB) – 1,977.14.
CLAIMS:
General Fund: Afdahl’s Appliance
(mtnce) – 75.00; AFLAC (ins) – 799.23;
Ameritas Life Ins (dental) – 1,449.94;
Armstrong Extinguisher (mtnce) –
108.00; ASBSD (supt. search) –
3,888.70; Best Western Ramkota
(travel) – 171.98; Broad Reach (supp) –
259.16; City of Faith (util) – 3,088.03;
Dakota Business Ctr. (copier) – 580.97;
D. Vance (college access) – 50.00; Faith
Imprest Fund (officials, mlg) – 700.00;
Faith Independent (comm) – 225.73;
Faith Lumber (mtnce) – 681.58; Farmers
Union (fuel) – 155.13; Golden West
(util) – 26.14; Grand Electric (util) –
26.25; GTC Auto Parts (mtnce) – 90.83;
Harmon Law Office (fees) – 100.00;
Hauff Mid-America (supp) – 506.40;
Heartland Paper (supp) – 31.87; Heart-
land Waste Mgmnt (util) – 60.00; Hewlett
Packard (supp) – 58.00; J. Stomprud
(supp) – 70.00; Legal Shield (supp) –
216.20; Lynn’s (supp) – 222.82; M&B
Cleaning (custodial) – 5,000.00; M&D
Food Shop (fuel) – 555.33; MARC
(mtce) – 85.15; M. Collins (college ac-
cess) – 50.00; National Recognition
Prod. (supp) – 420.72; P. Brink (college
access) – 50.00; Personnel Concepts
(comm.) – 25.90; Rick’s Auto (mtnce) –
732.00; SD Dept of Health (svcs) –
10.00; SDRS (dues) – 614.66; SDSDBF
(ins) – 8288.50; SDASBO (dues) –
100.00; Servall Uniform (mtnce) –
458.13; S. Heidler (college access) –
50.00; Transamerica (ins) – 20.41; Vilas
Health and Variety (supp) – 191.09; total
general fund – 30,297.83.
Capital Outlay: Wells Fargo Finan-
cial (lease) – 265.00; total Capital Out-
lay – 265.00.
Special Education: AFLAC (ins) –
146.06; Benefitmall/Centerstone Ins
(ins) – 19.26; Hands on Health (PT) –
735.45; Legal Shield (ins) – 26.90; SDS-
DBF (ins) – 1,035.86; total Special Ed –
1,963.53.
Food Service: AFLAC (ins) – 25.80;
Benefitmall/Centerstone Ins (ins) –
80.22; CWD (food) – 1,217.38; Faith Im-
prest Fund (refund) – 16.75; Food Serv-
ice of America (food, supp) – 1,421.27;
Lynn’s (food, milk) – 1,103.36; SDSDBF
(ins) – 3.00; total Food Service –
3,867.78. Total claims all funds –
36,394.14. Motion carried.
Hugh Groves placed 3rd at the Re-
gional Oral Interp contest at St. Thomas
More and will go on to the state compe-
tition on April 26th in Oacoma, SD. Hugh
presented his speech to the board in
preparation for the state competition.
No other citizens were present to ad-
dress the board.
Motion by Welter, 2nd by Simonson
to go into executive session for person-
nel at 7:08 pm. Motion carried.
Vice-Chairman Vance declared the
board out of executive session at 7:52
pm.
Mrs. Baye gave the superintendent’s
report. The NWAS Administrative Board
met on April 2nd. Items on the agenda
included: contracts were offered and
must be returned by April 5th to accept;
negotiations will continue this month; dis-
cussion of funding for the coming year
and an increase of assessments to be
considered by the NWAS Board; the
Spelling Bee will be April 17th in Dupree
and the Academic Olympics will be April
24th in Faith; the purchased services by-
law wording will be discussed by the
Board with recommendation to study for
a year; Naomi Cromwell of Tieszen Law
Office gave a presentation on the Afford-
able Care Act. We are finished with the
Dakota Character grant and have com-
pleted the surveys. Dr. Jon Marshall will
be visiting with Mr. Daughters and Mrs.
Baye next week as a final exit of the
grant involvement. The Faith staff will be
attending the TIE Conference as a day
of professional development on April
22nd. There will be no school for stu-
dents that day. Dakota STEP tests were
scheduled to be given this week but be-
cause of the snow days, some tests may
have to be given next week. Mrs. Baye
attended the Faith Education Foundation
meeting on March 20th. Teacher Appre-
ciation Week is May 6-10.
Mr. Daughters gave the principal’s re-
port. Dakota STEP testing is underway
and planned to be completed next week.
The testing window closes on April 25th.
The staff will be attending the TIE Con-
ference on April 22nd. The Spelling Bee
and Academic Olympics will be held as
previously stated. The Pre-school round-
up will be held on April 16th. CAMFEL
productions will be here to present a
message about bullying to students in
grades 7-12. Sheltered Reality will also
present a message about bullying to stu-
dents in grades K-6. March 25-28th our
5th and 6th grade students participated
in a week-long science curriculum from
Starbase. They participated in many dif-
ferent hands-on activities throughout the
week and they concluded their learning
with a trip to Ellsworth AFB on April 8th.
Field Day has been scheduled for May
20th with May 21st being the alternate
day. The Spring Music Concert is sched-
uled for May 9th at 6:30 pm. Dianne
Hellekson and Mr. Daughters attended
SD STARS training in Mobridge on April
11th. SD STARS is a new assessment
portal for schools. Mid-term for the 4th
quarter is April 18th.
Noma Welter gave a Library Board
report. A new computer was purchased
through the SD Community Foundation.
The library has received a $1,000 SD
Humanities grant for the HOP display
this summer. A “One Book” grant from
the SD Humanities Council was also
awarded. Linda Olson will be leaving the
library when school is out.
Scott Vance gave a NWAS report.
Negotiations are complete and contracts
have been offered. Special Ed assess-
ments will be rising to $115 per day and
the vocational assessment will be in-
creasing $3,500.00. Vance voted no on
both increases.
Noma Welter gave an update on the
facilities, the items yet to be fixed and the
timeframe for them to be addressed.
Mrs. Baye, Amie Schauer, the facilities
committee and representatives from the
City will meet with Nicole Prince to dis-
cuss the Safe Room grant award.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Johnson to
take a 3 minute recess. Motion carried.
Chairwoman Johnson took the meet-
ing.
Darcey Mollman, Ladonna Mielke
and Mr. Daughters shared a Prezi pres-
entation on the Common Core profes-
sional development the staff has been
conducting during the year.
Discussion was held on the Home-
School Student participation in extracur-
ricular activities policy. Different policies
were shared and discussed and referred
back to the policy committee.
The 2013-2014 budget was dis-
cussed and continues to be a work in
progress. Amie Schauer shared that al-
though the state will be giving a 3% in-
crease in State Aid, which is still
approximately $135 below the funding
level when it was cut and our student en-
rollment is down approximately 20 stu-
dents. This will result in less revenue for
the 2013-2014 budget. Hanson stated
he felt the board needed to take a hard
look what can be done within the budget
to make sure we are not using up fund
balance reserves.
Mr. Daughters explained the addi-
tions to the handbook he would like to
make for the 2013-2014 student and
teacher handbooks.
In any other business, Johnson
asked if the board would like Mrs. Baye
to look into a school lunch contract simi-
lar to the ones used in other districts. It
was the board’s consensus to look into
the services and costs involved. Mrs.
Baye and a couple of the board mem-
bers may visit some schools with con-
tracted school lunch services to
determine if it would be feasible for our
district.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Hanson to
approve the resolution for membership
in the SDHSAA for the 2013-2014 school
year. Motion carried.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Hanson to
go into executive session for negotia-
tions at 9:56 pm. Motion carried.
Chairwoman Johnson declared the
board out of executive session at 10:10
pm. Motion carried.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Welter to go
into executive session at 10:10 pm for
personnel. Motion carried.
Chairwoman Johnson declared the
board out of executive session at 10:21
pm.
Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Vance to
approve offering contracts to the follow-
ing certified staff: Amanda Lewig, PK-
KG; Marlene Gustafson, Second Grade;
Darcey Mollman, Third Grade; Karri
Hanson, Fourth Grade; Arlyce Krause,
Fifth Grade; Marcia Dutton, Sixth Grade;
Ladonna Mielke, Seventh Grade; Bryan
Carmichael, Eighth Grade (6/7); Sherry
Seymour, Maurine School; Jenn Stom-
prud, Music (half-time); Deanna Fis-
chbach, HS Social Studies; Alison
Grueb, HS Language Arts/Literature; An-
gela King, HS/MS Science; Kelly Shoe-
maker, HS Math; Cathy Smith, Special
Education; Doug Schauer, K-12
PE/Health; Toni Vance, Network
Admin/Computer Tech. Motion carried.
Discussion on amending the 2012-
2013 school calendar was held. Action
failed for lack of a motion.
Motion by Simonson, 2nd by Hanson
to approve the contract of Donald Krae-
mer as Elementary Principal/Special Ed-
ucation Director in the amount of
$45,000.00. Motion carried.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Simonson
to approve the oil lease extension with
Dakota Oil. Motion carried.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Welter to
adjourn. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 10:37 pm.
_______________________________
Sharron Johnson, President
Board of Education
________________________________
Amie Schauer,
Business Manager
Published April 24, 2013 for a total ap-
proximate cost of $104.94
Notice of Public
Meeting
Faith School
District 46-2
This is official notice that a public
hearing is called by the Faith School Dis-
trict 46-2 as mandated by Title 1. The
purpose of the hearing is to allow all pa-
trons of the school district to be informed
about th Title 1 program, to become ac-
quainted with the rules and regulations,
and to express ideas and opinions re-
garding the program.
The Public Hearing will be Thursday,
April 23, 2013, 8:15-9:15 AM in the Title
1 Room of the Faith School and 2:30-
3:30 PM in the Title 1 Room of the faith
School.
Kelly Daughters, Faith School
K-12 Principal
Faith School District 46-2
Published April 17 & 24, 2013 for the ap-
proximate cost of 15.58
Monday:
Breakfast: Burritos
Lunch: Hot Hamburger – $4.29
Sandwich: BBQ Chicken
Tuesday:
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch: Tacos – $4.29
Sandwich: Rueben
Wednesday:
Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy
Lunch: Asian – $4.29
Sandwich: Hamburger
Thursday:
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch: Cassserole – $4.29
Sandwich: Philly Steak & Cheese
Friday:
Breakfast: Burritos
Lunch: 2 Piece Chicken Dinner – $4.29
Sandwich: Hamburger
…The Better Choice
Prairie Oasis Mall 605-967-2622
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PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertised in this newspaper is sub-
ject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise
“any preference, or discrimination on race, color, religion, sex, or national ori-
gin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimina-
tion.”
This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which
is a violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings advertised
in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
CITY WIDE CLEANUP MONTH
The Faith City Council has deemed the month of MAY as Clean Up
Month. During MAY, the landfill will be accepting old vehicles (tires will have
a fee) and white goods free of charge to anyone in the city limits. Make
sure that the freon is removed from refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners and
they are properly tagged. The landfill is currently open on Saturdays from 8:00 A.M.
until 4:00 P.M and starting May 1st, Wednesday’s 5 PM – 7 PM. If you cannot haul
these items to the landfill, please put them close to the curb, if possible, and they
will be picked up during the month of MAY. You must arrange to have items picked
up by the City by contacting the City Office at 967-2261.
Also, anyone who owns an old dilapidated building and would like it torn down
free of charge can pick up a form from the City Office. You will need to prepare the
building before the city can tear it down and you will receive those instructions when
signing up. You must sign up for this service by May 31, 2013.
All property owners are encouraged to take advantage of these services.
Grab a neighbor and clean up your block!
LET’S BEAUTIFY OUR COMMUNITY!!
SUPPORT CLEAN UP MONTH!!!
BIDS
SEALED BIDS FOR A 140-H2007
CAT Motor Grader #CCA03280 with
rear ripper. Bids accepted until May
6. For information call Faulk County
Highway Department 1-605-598-
6233.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
AVON ñ Only $10 to start. Call for
information without any obligation.
1-877-454-9658.
EMPLOYMENT
DEPUTY STATES ATTORNEY for
HUGHES COUNTY, full time. Con-
tact your local Dept of Labor or
Carla Lantz, 605-773-7461, Hughes
County Courthouse. Closes May 13.
EOE.
NORTHWEST AREA SCHOOLS ED-
UCATION COOPERATIVE 2013-
2014: Early childhood special
education teacher: Starting salary
$35,000 with great benefits: Contact
Director Cris Owens 605-466-2206,
Christine.Owens@k12.sd.us.
TOP PAY FOR RNís, LPNís/LVNís,
CNAís, Med Aides. $2,000 Bonus ñ
Free Gas. AACO Nursing Agency
Call 1-800-656-4414 Ext. 18.
IMMEDIATE OPENING - ELECTRIC
LINEMAN who will assist with mis-
cellaneous City maintenance duties.
Knowledge and skills in construc-
tion, maintenance, repair, and in-
stallation of electric distribution
system necessary. Certified Jour-
neyman or ability to enroll in ap-
prentice program. EOE Accepting
applications or resumes until filled.
City Finance Office, PO Box 587,
209 N Main, Groton, SD 57445.
KTC CONSTRUCTION SEEKS EM-
PLOYEES, both part-time and full-
time. Excellent pay/benefits!
Underground plumbing, digging,
trenching, operating equipment.
Willing to train. Submit resumes to
rodb@kennebectel ephone. com
<mailto:rodb@kennebectelephone.co
m>. Questions, call 605-869-2220.
CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL has
an exciting full time Occupational
Therapist opportunity, working with
a supportive team of professional
therapists in the beautiful southern
Black Hills of SD. We are located
just a short distance from Mount
Rushmore, Wind Cave National
Park, Custer State Park, Jewel Cave
National Park and many other out-
door attractions. Competitive salary
and benefits available including sign
on bonus. Please contact Jim Si-
mons, Rehab Services Director, at
605-673-2229 ext. 301or
jsimons@regionalhealth.com for
more information or go to www.re-
gionalhealth.com to apply. EOE.
SMART SALES AND LEASE seeks
bookkeeper. Work from home. Hourly
wage based on experience. M-F 8-4,
Degree/management experience a
plus. Resume, questions:
careers@smartsalesandlease. com.
FOR SALE
LONGBRANCH IN PIERRE, SD. We
have lowered the price & will con-
sider contract for deed. Call Russell
Spaid 605-280-1067.
LOG HOMES
DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders repre-
senting Golden Eagle Log Homes,
building in eastern, central, north-
western South & North Dakota. Scott
Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig Con-
nell, 605-264-5650, www.goldenea-
gleloghomes.com.
MISCELLANEOUS
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
CAREER! 3 Week Hands-On Training
School. Bulldozers, Backhoes, Exca-
vators. National Certifications. Life-
time Job Placement Assistance. VA
Benefits Eligible! 1-866-362-6497.
NOTICES
SEARCH STATE-WIDE APARTMENT
Listings, sorted by rent, location and
other options. www.sdhous-
ingsearch.com South Dakota Hous-
ing Development Authority.
ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS
statewide for only $150.00. Put the
South Dakota Statewide Classifieds
Network to work for you today! (25
words for $150. Each additional
word $5.) Call this newspaper or
800-658-3697 for details.
VACATIONS
BLACK HILLS VACATIONS: Mystery
Mountain Resort ñ Cabins, TV sites
& Camping in the Pines. Visit:
www.blackhillsresorts.com & www.
facebook.com/mysterymountain or
800-658-2267.
WANTED
WANTED: HUNTING LAND for
Pheasant, quality Mule Deer 170î
class+, Whitetail Deer 150î class+
and Merrium Turkey. Call 605-448-
8064.
NOTICES
APARTMENTS AVAILABLE:
Countryside Apartments in
Faith. 1 bedroom, carpeted
throughout. Laundry facilities
available. Handicap accessible.
Rent based on income. For infor-
mation contact: MetroPlains
management, LLC 1-800-244-
2826 or 1-605-347-3077 Equal
Opportunity Housing F5-tfc
PASTURE WATER LINES
with trencher and backhoe, Live-
stock Water Systems. 10 1/2
miles south of Maurine, 605-748-
2473 Merle Vig. F2-tfc
CARD OF THANKS
Thank you for your support.
Congratulations and good luck to
the elected officials.
Peggy Riley
A BIG thank you to everyone
who helped make the FHS Rodeo
Club’s 3rd annual pancake sup-
per/slave auction a success.
Thanks the Advisors
Northern Hills
Eye Care
Schedule for Faith Clinic
For Appointment call: 1-800-648-0760
1st & 3rd
Wednesdays
of each month
Dr. Prosser
MAY 1, 2013
Dr. Hafner
MAY 15, 2012
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Harvey Herman
RETIREMENT Auction
SAT. May 4, 2013 * 9 a.m. MT
On Hwy 212 in Dupree, SD, on Main St.
(at the bank corner, go 6 bIocks east
Harvey had hardware store & repair business. ~ many more items than
we could list ~ Tall building with all kinds of plumbing, heating and elec-
trical ~ Also racks, shelves & all sizes of storage
2002 Buick Park Avenue, 4-dr, Pow Wind, Dr, Seats, elec mirrors, only
87,000 mi. ~ Case UniIoader 1830 Skidsteer ~ 12' EncIosed TraiIer AN-
TIQUES, GLASSWARE: Old time Coca-Cola red Bottle Dispenser w/side
door ~ Foot Warmer for Model A Car ~ Sewing Mach ~ Schrade Knife Rack
~ Roller-Smith Amp Meter ~ Sausage Stuffer ~ Drill Press ~ Many Radio Tubes
~ Trans-Atlantic Radio ~ (2) Military Field Radios ~ Wee Walker baby
shoes/box ~ "Never on Sunday" Decanters ~ Calvert Light ~ Hamm`s Beer ~
Barbie Dolls & Bus ~ 33 & 45 rpm records ~ Toy Trucks & Top ~ Wild Turkey
Decanter ~ Woodward Grain, Dupree, Toothpick Holder ~ Cookie Jar ~ Plates
~ Cream & Sugar ~ Candleholders ~ Teacups ~ ELECTRICAL ~ PLUMBING
~ FISHING ~ (6) GUNS, HUNTING: Mosberg 22 cal. Semi-auto Model 346KA
~ Mosberg 30-06 Bolt action 810 A ~ 22 cal. Rohm RG24 Pistol ~ 38 Special
Colt Detective Special Pistol ~ Hawes 357 single action ~ Marksman .177 cal
BB Gun ~ RCBS Reload Equip ~ Scales TOOLS - whole trailer full ~ Large
Assortment WOODWORKING TOOLS: Turning Lathe ~ Radial Arm Saw ~
DeWalt Jigsaw ~ Table Saw ~ Scroll Saw ~ Chop Saws ~ Routers ~ Sanders
~ Dust Collectors ~ Nailers~ More WOOD YARD DÉCOR ~ HOUSEHOLD ~
MOWERS ~ SNOWBLOWER
Contact: Gary Herman, 605-200-2173
PIROUTEK AUCTION SERVICE * 605-544-3316
Complete list & photos at www.piroutekauction.com
dpiroutek@goldenwest.net

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