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Faith Gazette & The Faith Independent Since 1910 $1.00 (includes tax) Volume 84 • No. 51
August 28, 2013
South Dakota ACT scores above average
PIERRE, S.D. – The state’s ACT scores are on the rise, and despite one of the highest participation rates in the nation, South Dakota continues to see above-average performance by test-takers. Nearly 80 percent of South Dakota’s 2013 graduates took the ACT. The students earned an average composite ACT score of 21.9, compared to a national average of 20.9. The state average has been at 21.8 for the past three years. “The fact that such a high percentage of our students choose to take the ACT, and perform well, is a good indication that they are planning on some sort of postsecondary education experience, which is a must in today’s world,” said Secretary of Education Dr. Melody Schopp. As South Dakota transitions to new college-ready standards in English and math at the K-12 level, Schopp says educators and parents should be looking more closely at ACT “benchmarks.” These benchmark scores provide an indication of how students will perform once they enter a postsecondary institution. Specifically, a benchmark score indicates that the student has a 50 percent chance of obtaining a B or higher or a 75 percent chance of obtaining a C or higher in the corresponding college course. Of the 2013 South Dakota graduates who took the ACT, 72 percent met the benchmark in English, compared to 64 percent nationally. Fifty-two percent met the benchmark in reading, compared to 44 percent nationally. In math, 53 percent of South Dakota graduates met the benchmark for college readiness, compared to 44 percent nationally. And in science, 46 percent met the ACT benchmark, compared to 36 percent nationally. “Once again, the good news is that when you look at the benchmarks, South Dakota is outperforming the rest of the nation,” Dr. Schopp said. “But you can also see that we’ve got plenty of opportunity to grow, and that’s where we need to focus our energies.” One of the efforts currently under way to address college readiness is a collaborative effort of the Department of Education and the Board of Regents. The two agencies have partnered to provide online coursework for students who need to improve their skills in certain areas, prior to moving on to postsecondary. Once a student successfully completes the coursework and related assessment, Board of Regents’ institutions will accept that coursework in lieu of a certain ACT score. The two entities also are developing a senior English course and a college-prep math course, both designed to help students brush up on critical skills before leaving high school. The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, with 36 being the highest possible score. Students are tested in the areas of English, mathematics, reading and science. The test is commonly used by postsecondary institutions as a benchmark for college entrance and readiness. Average Composite ACT Scores – South Dakota vs. National Year, South Dakota, National 2009 22.0 21.1 2010 21.8 21.0 2011 21.8 21.1 2012 21.8 21.1 2013 21.9 20.9
Kindergarten ... students made it through their first five days of school. Denalli Voss enjoys wheeling down the sidewalk with her classmates. Photo by Loretta Passolt
Council discusses Hibner annexation/water connection
By Loretta Passolt
Faith City Council held a lengthy discussion on Tuesday, August 20th on connecting city water to Bill Hibner’s property, which is out of the city limits. Mayor Haines told council members to speak for or against. According to Donn Dupper the water pressure is good in that area but the volume is down and he doesn’t know why at this time. He will be doing some checking on it next week, it could be air in the line. Riley asked if the property had to be annexed ino the city to get city water. Attorney Bogue said they had nothing in their code that required it. Hellekson asked if Tri County was adding any new hookups. It was thought that they had added some since 2007. Bogue gave members copies of two documents he had from years ago when JW Baxter owned the land and sold to others, and the water situation then. The City approved a water tap to JW with a 4” line in turn for an easement. Charles Steen was the first one to request city water. His land is in the city limits as are most of the others. The city paid part of the cost and the landowners were assessed the balance which was paid over a ten year period. If the property is within 200’ of the city limits they can extend the water line in and assess it to the landowner. Hibner’s property is beyond the 200’. Atty. Bogue said there is no statute that they have to assess. The city also doesn’t have to provide water but they can if they choose. Hibner said he would pay for the connection from Fred Hulms to his place. Karen Inghram wondered what size pipe the main is. Dupper told her 6”, but the one north is 4”. Inghram stated that most of those north of town have livestock so use more water than the average household in town. James Inghram said he hardly had any water pressure at his house for some reason. He asked if he could have access to the 4” line too. Dupper told him he could if council approves it. Bogue stated if council is going to approve Hibner’s connection they need to state whether it would be assessed or not. Hibner thought if he paid for the line from the main to his property that would be his assessment. Bogue said according to anything he could find in the minutes that the owners paid the cost and the assessment. Hibner wondered why Baxter wasn’t assessed. Bogue said he didn’t know, he could only go by what was found in the minutes. He went on to say that any improvments made, as water, the city can assess as they deem fit. The minutes didn’t say what amount the owners were assessed per front footage. Jon Collins said they need to determine who would be responsible for repairs, etc. The city is not responsible for anything beyond the main line. Berndt felt that if the city is going to provide water, the property should be in the city limits. Sandy Rasmussen asked how they could annex Hibner into the city limits and not annex Fred Hulm. Hib Continued on Page 3
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Barbara Reeve
Barbara Ann Bateson Reeve, age 88, of Bella Vista, Arkansas passed away at her home on August 14th, 2013. Barbara was a resident of Opal, SD from 1960 until 2010 when she and her husband moved to Arkansas to live with their daughter. Barbara was an energetic, busy gal in her younger years. She was born in Camden, New Jersey on June 5, 1925 to Joseph William Bateson and Jenna Wood Bateson. She grew up in Florida and New Jersey. Her father was a train engineer back in Barbara’s younger days and she never tired of telling tales of her father and the railroad. After her father retired from the railroad he had a painting business in Florida in the winters and the family headed for Ocean City, NJ in the summers where her father owned a couple of restaurants on the boardwalk in Ocean City. Barbara loved to tell her family and anyone else who would listen about those days of working in her parents’ restaurants, those days remained precious and clear in her mind all through her life. Barbara met and married Ermal Reeve in 1946 while Ermal was stationed in Florida  during WWII.  Ermal eventually moved his new bride to Nebraska where they worked for ranchers until 1960, when they moved to the Opal area and remained there ranching until 2010. Barbara loved the Lord and people and was very involved in the  Opal community church for many years, she knew how to cheer people up when they were down and loved to make people laugh. She was also involved in Farm Bureau, serving as an officer in the local chapter, she participated with the county extension ladies group and sat as a judge at county fairs, and was involved and volunteered for just about anywhere help was needed.   At home she grew huge beautiful gardens year after year, cooked and baked up a storm. She was an amazing seamstress and made every piece of clothing  that her family wore. She could do any craft she had a mind to turn her hand to and loved teaching others to learn to craft or sew, especially young women and new wives. As all ranch women of her day she was up at dawn and still working long after the sun went down. She loved to learn and help others and her love of giving of her talents was always an inspiration.  In her early 50's Barbara lost most of her hearing  and at the same time her memory began to fail and she was deeply saddened at her loss of ability to do all the things she used to do and be involved with people and activities she loved. Her family choses to remember the vibrant, giving person she was until she became ill at what seemed to be much too young of an age. We are thankful to have shared her life and have been touched by the special person that she was.   Barbara is survived by her husband of 67 years, Ermal; one daughter, Virginia, and her husband Larry Schoenwald, all of Bella Vista, Arkansas; one grandson, Adam Schoenwald of Bentonville, Arkansas; 2 granddaughters, Amber Desarae (Schoenwald) Hoskins, of Pineville,  MO,   and Jenna Marie Schoenwald of Fayetteville, AR; one brother William Bateson of Ocean City, New Jersey; 3 great grandsons, 2 great granddaughters and 2 nieces and nephews.
D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery & Archives to close October 1
D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery (NFH) has been a landmark in Spearfish since 1896. D.C. Booth Historic NFH currently propagates trout for the Black Hills through a cooperative effort with the State of South Dakota; serves as a American fisheries archive to protect and preserve fisheries records and artifacts for educational, research, and historic purposes; provides interpretive and educational programs for the public; and is a cultural treasure located on the National Historic Register. For numerous years the National Fish Hatchery System, a branch of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has struggled with declining funding and annual increases in the costs of doing business (utilities, fuel costs, supplies, etc.). The actual impacts are even greater when you take into account the significant budget challenges resulting from across the board cuts mandated by sequestration.  In addition to these ongoing financial issues, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Directorate in Washington D.C. have emphasized and prioritized other programs over those of the National Fisheries Program. As a result, the agency has made the decision to permanently shut down multiple fish hatcheries nationwide, including the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. This closure is expected to be effective October 1, 2013. The Booth Society, Inc., the citizen-based nonprofit friends group of D.C. Booth NFH, has committed itself to advocating for keeping D.C. Booth Historic NFH open as a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service hatchery, as it is today. The Booth Society is against wasteful spending and supports a fiscally sound government.  However, the national fisheries program and a facility like D.C. Booth are excellent examples of good government spending.  They provide an economic impact that the public should be proud of.  For example a 2011 economic impact study indicates that: •Each taxpayer dollar budgeted for the National Fisheries Program generates $28 in economic returns ($28 : $1).  The revenue generated can be seen at sporting goods stores, marinas, boat dealerships, guides and outfitter services, bait shops, gas stations, restaurants, and hotels. •68,000 American jobs are attributable to the economic contribution of the National Fisheries Program. •The National Fisheries Program contributes $3.6 billion in annual contributions to the U.S. economy. That equates to $70 million a week or $10 million a day.  In fact, a company with $3.6 billion in annual profits would rank No. 41 on the Fortune 500 List of America’s Most Profitable Corporations – behind Verizon but in front of Kraft Foods. •$903 million in industrial output results from angling for fish originating in National Fish Hatcheries. On the local level, a 2007 economic impact study on D.C. Booth Historic NFH conducted by Black Hills State University revealed: •The operations at D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery results in $2.1 million dollars in annual business revenues. •An estimated $1 million is spent by nonresident visitors in Spearfish each year who attributed their visit ONLY to the existence of the hatchery. •$141,393 in local and state tax and fee revenues are collected indirectly from the visitation at D.C. Booth. •Nearly 30 jobs are created locally as a result of the operations at D.C. Booth. • Over 14,000 volunteer hours are donated annually to D.C. Booth. This is equivalent to seven full-time employees. Both studies can be found at www.dcboothfishhatchery.org/ne ws. For more information on how citizens can help with this cause, v i s i t www.dcboothfishhatchery.org. This message is through the Booth Society, Inc., the official nonprofit friends group of D.C. Booth Historic Fish Hatchery.  Its content does not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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City council
ner stated that if he had to be annexed in he wouldn’t use the city water. He would dig another well. Council voted, 4-2, to annex Hibner into the city limits if he wants water. Hibner left the meeting disappointed with council’s decision. Dupper told council that Kennebec Telephone Co. has underground telephone cable, they went all fiber optic, that they are selling cheap and that maybe the city should buy some. It would be about a fourth of the cost of getting new elsewhere. Council approved buying $3-5,000 of it. Debbie had a letter from Mitchell Technical Institute asking for a donation. This is where most cities get their electricians, etc. but most cities don’t donate. Council rejected the request. Council approved Kenny Clown and Jack Slides Off as certified security guards during Stock Show at $12 hr. Council also approved paying Lisa Wagner for bartending during Stock Show at the same wage as the others, $10 hr. Kristy Medrud was approved as jail matron during Stock Show, at $7.25 hr. Council approved reimbursing the lifeguards for the cost of their certification. The agreement for pavement at the airport was approved, with Mayor Haines signing as the sponsor, a standard procedure. The cost for the pavement was around $700. One of the city pickups was damaged in an accident. Council discussed whether to have it repaired or to replace it. Dupper said it would be nice to have a
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utility pickup so they could have all the tools in it. They have $500 deductible on it. They don’t know if it is worth having repaired. Council decided to table it until they have insurance information on it. Committee reports were the next topics. Riley reported that the street committee discussed several items: tarring half the streets and the road north of town, dips in the area west of 73, repairing the blade at a cost of approximately $5,000. The bar committee is waiting for a quote for a cooler for underneath the bar. Patty is replacing the dart machine with a shuffleboard. Berndt reported that the fire department needs bunker gear. Grants are no longer available for this gear. They would purchase a few at a time; they cost about $3700 each. They also would like to put money aside for a pumper truck. Hoss will be holding EMT class this fall so hopefully they can gain some new members. She said that Dr. Fish from Eagle Butte had donated an spine splint to the ambulance. The other members had nothing to report at this time. Mayor Haines told members to get any items to Debbie for the next agenda. Council retired into executive session at 8:10-8:42 to discuss possible litigation. Debbie said she needs committees to get their big expense items to her so she can start on the budget. Council reviewed and discussed the arrears list. The next meeting will be Tuesday, September 3rd.
Sen. John Thune’s Column
Every year, South Dakotans of all ages enjoy attending the fairs across our state. Whether it is the Turner County Fair, Central States Fair, Brown County Fair, Dakotafest, the State Fair, or any event in between, these fairs mark an annual tradition that families look forward to all year. I know a trip to the State Fair is not complete for me if I don’t stop by the Pork Producers’ or Cattlemen’s booth for a sandwich and learn the latest news from livestock producers. Fairs are also a chance to see familiar faces and reconnect with old friends. Many of the fairs provide educational opportunities for young people to meet other students who have similar interests from around the state. FFA and 4-H students look forward to opportunities to exhibit produce and craft items, or show the animals they have carefully raised in the
Fair Season
months leading up to the fair. When they aren’t competing, many of the young people will take a ride or two, pick up a yard stick, or play a few games. Adults can enjoy perusing the booths at exhibit halls, where they can find the latest gadgets and home products. Many enjoy listening to speakers, watching the daytime entertainment, or taking in an election year debate. At night, the whole family can round out the day with a concert from a favorite band or attend the rodeo for some entertainment. These large performances always draw a crowd and invite a larger audience to the fair. Time spent at the fair helps create lasting family memories. Hopefully everyone has had a chance to take in at least some of the sights, tastes, and sounds of this great South Dakota summer tradition.
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Central Meade County News
The hot, summer weather has settled in this week. Folks are a bit saddened to see the lush green grass fade to the typical August washed out, amber color. Hopefully we will see a shower or two to keep us green before the fall colors set in. Students and teachers in Meade County are back in the full swing of the school year after a summer that went far too fast. Paige Brink, Nicole McPherson, Jade Keffeler, Reggie Rhoden and others headed to Black Hills State University. Caden Smiley is attending Western Dakota Tech in Rapid City. It would be great to hear of where other young folks from the area are attending. Please email lrhoden@gwtc.net with that information. Francie Brink will be aiding in the K-2 class with Deb Meadows at Enning, while Juanita Delbridge will aid part time at Enning in grades 3-5 and Hereford School. Football season is upon us and Faith HS has their first game of the season against Harding County on Friday night. Tye Grubl, Tristen Rhoden, and Chaney Keffeler are among those from Central Meade County who are playing this season. All are invited to help in celebrating two special occasions. Please come and celebrate the birth of Nevaeh Jo Meyer, daughter of Ben and Laura Meyer of Union Center, and the engagement of Tashonna Frye and James Ingalls on Sunday, September 8. It will take place from 1:30 - 3:30 pm at the Community Baptist Church in Union Center. Nevaeh Jo Meyer is the granddaughter of Robert and JoDee Ingalls. James Ingalls is the son of Robert and JoDee Ingalls. They are planning an October wedding in Hot Springs. Cards for either occasion may be sent to 17150 US Hwy 212, Faith, SD 57626. Wes and Sue Labrier became the grandparents of a new blessing in their lives. Their daughter, Ashley, (Labrier) and Joel Fisher became the proud parents of their first born child, Elizabeth Brooke on August 24 in Farmville, VA. She came a little earlier than expected and weighed 5 lbs. 14 oz. Elizabeth's paternal grandparents are Marv and Sherri Fisher and maternal grandparents are Wes and Sue Labrier. Sue will fly out from Denver on Sept. 6th and Wes will drive out to Virginia. Those who received purple ribbons at the Meade County Fair will be showcasing their projects at the State Fair in Huron. On Saturday morning, August 31, Larry Rhoden will be participating in the Legislative Showmanship Competition. He will partner with a 4-H youth from our district and be instructed on skills necessary to prepare for showing livestock. They will use this 'crash course' to show their animal in a friendly competition against fellow legislators. Dela Rae Mickelson and her husband, Sam, flew to Santa Barbara, California on Sunday. Dela Rae was diagnosed with stage 4
By Sandy Rhoden
breast cancer 2 weeks ago. She will be receiving treatment to do what they can through nutrition and some traditional treatments as needed. Please keep her in your prayers for divine intervention and healing. She is currently in good spirits. We also ask for prayers for their family. Please keep John Jensen in your prayers as he is in the Rapid City Hospital and suffering from the effects of the West Nile virus. This can have very harsh effects and sometimes may last for years. While at the Central States Fair, many Cammack and Reinhold family and friends were there to support their local Pig Wrestling teams. Both mens and womens teams from Rainbow Bible Ranch as well as Minuteman Archery Club qualified for the finals which took place on Friday night in Rapid City. The Minuteman Archery's mens team consisting of Chris Cammack, John Cammack, Calvin Cammack and Kyle Barry wrestled a pig and placed him in a tank in a rapid 8.9 seconds. They are in a round pen filled with 6 inch deep wet bentonite. The womens team from Minuteman Archery Club won the costume award as they came as trolls. Their hair was mounted about 12 inches over their heads and sprayed with a neon color that matched their tshirts. They also placed 2nd over all. Rachel and Molly Reinhold participated on the team from Rainbow Bible Ranch. Their pig was the wild one of the bunch!
Faith News
By Loretta Passolt
Summer returned last week! We had two weeks of fairly cool weather and then we got into the 80s and 90s last week. It’s supposed to be in the 90s most of this week. Not cooling down at night! How many of you noticed the Blue Moon last week? It was at its peak on the 20th and 21st. There was supposed to be a double moon this past Tuesday night, 27th. Only one was the moon, the other was Mars. This won’t happen again until 2287. No one alive had ever seen this before! There was a send-off on Saturday, August 17th for Luke Brown. Luke left for Italy on the 21st for four years of seminary study. He will be there two years before he gets to come home, then he’ll return for another two years. Thanks to modern technology, family and friends will be able to keep in touch with Luke via Skype, etc. Had a phone call from Marge Hoffman Monday morning. Her granddaughter Christy and her friend Vicky and two kids drove out from Seattle and spent a f ew days with her. They all went to Rushmore Shadows and had a cookout supper with Gary and Lynda. They also enjoyed supper at the Texas Roadhouse one night. Her niece Renetta from Bilings joined them over the weekend too. They all left Sunday and then that evening her granddaughter Carla and Jeff Sackmann and kids from Lemmon
took her out to supper. She seems to keep very busy! Paul and I went to Rapid City last Friday afternoon to take in the car races. Daughter Melissa was down from North Dakota. Eric placed in fourth in his heat. He started third in the main, jumped out to a big lead, then unfortunately, lost his car in between the third and fourth corner, spun around a couple times but kept it going, then had a run-in with another car and had to go to the back of the pack. He worked his way from 13th to finish 5th. Not bad, but he should have had the win and he knew he blew it! He was disappointed in himself! Paul wandered down to the other end of the bleachers and sat and visited with Carl Peterson. Judy dropped him off at the track and she headed to the fair. She came back and picked him up after the races. Paul and Debbie Delbridge, their daughters and grandkids were also at the races. Melissa and I did a little running around Saturday morning. We all headed home shortly after noon. The Longhorns football team will travel to Harding County this Friday, the 30th, for their first game of the season. I understand they have a fan bus going to the game. Would be a good way to go! The cross country team will be traveling to Mobridge this Saturday, the 31st, for their first meet of the year. It looks like the girls will have their first volleyball game next week, September 5th at McIntosh. We wish them all the best of luck this season. There is no school next Monday, Labor Day, so kids will have a four day weekend!
Sr. Citizens Menu
Wed., Aug. 28: Spaghetti & meat sauce, Tossed salad, French bread, Mandarin oranges, Chocolate pudding Thur., Aug. 29: Mexican chicken soup, Fruity slaw, Fruit crisp Fri., Aug. 30: Swiss steak w/ onions & tomatoes, Mashed potatoes, Peas, Fruit cocktail Mon., Sept. 2: Labor Day/No Meals Tue., Sept. 3: Gr. beef/Gr. Bean Casserole, Potato rounds, Banana Wed., Sept. 4: Chicken & dressing, Baked squash, Harvest beets, Jello w/fruit cocktail Thur., Sept. 5: Meatloaf, Boiled potatoes, Broccoli, Pudding, Apricots Fri., Sept. 6: Roast pork, Company potatoes, Cooked cabbage, Apple
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Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
Another fall with schools starting and the weather heating up. Why is it that fall always brings high temps when it’s time for kids to be seated and concentrating on school work? Good news tho’ most of the schools now have air conditioning which makes a lot of difference. Remember when the only place with AC was the office? I never did figure out why they got it when the rest of us were trapped in hot rooms with 18-20 sweaty, wiggly bodies. When you stop and think about it, maybe the kids who were always getting sent to the office were a lot smarter than the rest of us dogooders. As Harold says, “Last year we could not buy a rain, now it rains or sprinkles every 3-4 days.” We just had .5 of rain but it didn’t do much towards cooling things until the sun went down. I was on a grocery/prescription run to Faith Saturday where the bank clock said 99 degrees. The official weather said 98 in Faith that day. Whichever you believe, I know it sure was hot. Vonnie O'Dea was in Philip on Tuesday for appointments. She met her sister, Betty Smith, for lunch and later visited her Aunt Eleanor Kroetch at the Silverleaf Assisted Center before coming home. Sunday, Jim and Vonnie O'Dea went to Faith where they attended the Year of Faith Mass with Bishop Robert Gruss officiating. They enjoyed lunch at the church after mass. Lacey, Quirt and Rio Wondercheck rode to Philip Sunday with Harold and I to see my dad, Irvin Thompson. We also visited with Irene (Klink) Becker, a former Marcus area resident. Later that evening Robert Wondercheck rode horseback to our house to do some “odd job” stuff that we needed done. We sure do appreciate having him here to do that. Thursday, Lacey, Quirt, and Rio Wondercheck and I were in Rapid City where Quirt saw a doctor. He has had a bug since Tuesday. Now I think he shared his headache/stomach thing with grandma. John Samuelson ate lunch with us Saturday. He and Harold were moving machinery back to our place as they were done combining wheat. The other day I was noticing all the blinged up cowgirl boots on the Internet and as usual I couldn’t help thinking they wouldn’t stay that way long if they really got used for what a cowgirl needs to use boots for. When I was a bright eyed, bushy tailed, college freshman all the rage was featherlite boots. I raced right out and got mine and wore them to ride in. Dumb, dumb idea. Since the boots were “featherlite” because they didn’t have a welt around the sole the stirrup scuffed up the sides of my new boots pretty darn bad before we got home. Usually there’s a down side to some of the cutesy in things. Sometimes things aren’t used because there’s some good reason they went out of style. Take for example the new rage of “farm sinks.” Farm sinks are one big sink that takes up the space of your current double sink. I remember people having those and they couldn’t wait to get rid of them. Reason: It takes too much water to fill them every time. Many women went out and bought a metal bowl or used a big Tupperware bread bowl to wash dishes in. I watch people with their new farm sink and think, Hmmm how long till daddy says the water bill is too high? Or how about the houses with high ceilings and exposed beams? I think warm air rises and high ceilings cost more to heat a room. Course I been wrong before. We are supposed to learn from our past mistakes but it seems that many of us are so busy being stylish we lose all common sense and memory.
Opal Area News
By Kay Ingalls
Monday, Carmen Heidler went to town.  I mean really went to towns.  First to Rapid City, then Sturgis, Spearfish and back to Rapid City before coming on home. Dwayne Vig had an appointment in Sturgis on Monday and then went on to Rapid City to bring grandson, Landan Brink, home with him. Howard, I and Rodney went into Faith on Monday, 19th, to take in the sale and anniversary barbeque hosted by the Faith sale barn. Glenn and Margaret Fogelman sold their bred heifers that day and Dan was there also.  Saw Spud and Bernice Lemmel, Mike Reeve and others from the area. Faye Fees was in Faith that day in the forenoon and visited with Gladys Peterson and her daughter Marilynn Aasheim from Montana. Walter and Diane Fees went down to Jesse Fees on Monday evening for a birthday party for granddaughter Kodi Fees. Wednesday morning, Walter, Diane and grandgirls, Kodi and Kimber left for a weekend of camping in a state park near Yankton and was a gathering of Diane's family for a reunion. Faye was chore lady for them while they were gone. I went to Union Center to get a massage from Shirrise Linn on Tuesday.  Nathan Ingalls had gotten home from Williston that day and he went down after me and had one. He went to Rapid City to attend the concert at the Central States Fair that evening. John Heidler left on Tuesday afternoon to drive to Fairmount, ND for a van trailer and got home with it Wednesday afternoon. Thursday, JT, Kelsey and Brixie Vig joined Dwayne and Zona for dinner to celebrate JT's birthday. Spud and Bernice Lemmel went to Belle Fourche on Thursday to attend the directors meeting for the Wool Association and joined the directors for a supper together. Friday, Spud and Bernice went to Sturgis and picked up Mary Murray and they went to Rapid City for the Central States rodeo that Rorey Lemmel was announcing. Margaret Fogelman and I went to Sturgis and Rapid City on Friday for some business, shopping and another good visit. Landan Brink helped Grandpa Dwayne Vig move heifers to fresh pasture on Friday morning, then in the afternoon Dwayne, Landan, Hope and Zona Vig drove to Kamp Kinship south of Deadwood for a family retreat. Several at the retreat stayed until noon on Sunday, but Dwayne, Zona and Hope came home Saturday evening as Dwayne was preaching at Prairie Home Church on Sunday morning. Rod, Tracy and Justin Ingalls and Spud, Bernice and Rick Lemmel joined many others in Faith at the home of Ronny Lemmel's to help him celebrate his 50th birthday on Saturday evening. Sunday afternoon, John Heidler has some folks over to do a
little roping. OJ and Leah Heidler went to Rapid City to watch Chip Heidler in the ranch rodeo competition. Rod, Nathan, Jason, and Justin Ingalls and Shelby Cammack took Tracy out for a steak tip dinner in Sturgis on Sunday for her upcoming birthday on Tuesday. Brittni Lemmel stopped by for a short visit with her grandparents Spud and Bernice on Sunday  as she was on her way to Rapid City for school and work. Sunday evening, Zona Vig took some photos of Dwayne and Barry Vig for a cattle ad. On the way home Dwayne and Zona stopped to visit JT, Kelsey and Brixie and took some photos of you know who, cute little Brixie. I visited briefly at the Fogelman home with Glenn, Margaret and Dan on Sunday afternoon. Howard and I stopped in Monday for a short visit as we were on our way to Faith to see the windshield doctor.  These gravel roads keep him in business. Glenn and Margaret Fogelman's daughter Gwen and friend arrived at the Fogelman home on Sunday evening. Monday, they were joined by Dave and Barb Fogelman and daughter Jessie and her two kids and Brian and Cheri Fogelman. They came to spend a couple days before the ranch auction there on Wednesday.
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The Garden Gate
By Karen Englehart, Master Gardener SDSU Extension - Perkins Co.
As The Garden Gate closes for another season we want to wish you a bountiful harvest from your garden and know you will be planning next year’s garden before the frost finishes the season for 2013. As you plan for next year, here are a few suggestions that may help you prevent, or at least diminish, tomato blossom end rot (BER) for 2014. There are several ways you can take precautions for next year's crop! Prevention starts this Fall with soil preparation and moves right into seedling preparation in early Spring. •Carefully harden off young seedlings gradually to protect them from extreme temperatures and conditions. •Select a planting area with good drainage. •Avoid setting out plants too early in the season, which can expose them to cold temperatures and cold soil. Allow soil to warm before planting. •Work in plenty of compost and organic matter into the soil before planting, so that the plant’s root system has a better chance to grow strong and deep. This can be done in the fall after you have cleaned up all the plant material, or if it is disease free, worked it into the soil. •If you had to water extensively this season it may be helpful to your soil to add lime to all your garden soil to reduce the salinity caused by well water in this region.
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By Betty Olson
School may have started but summer is still here! It’s been a scorcher this week. The air conditioner works overtime and keeping everything hydrated is a full time job. Local schools started this week and school buildings without air conditioning have got to be really uncomfortable. The radio reported that Pierre kids were sent home early on Monday because of the heat and will probably be released early the rest of this week. I wouldn’t be surprised if several other schools do the same. It was pretty hot in Pierre last week. After the Executive Board meeting Monday afternoon, I got in my car parked in front of the Capitol building and the car thermometer registered 106 degrees! I kept the AC on high all the way back to the ranch. It was blistering hot Tuesday morning when Eudell Larson and his son went antelope hunting here. They have archery tags and we have antelope. A big buck antelope hangs out near our mailbox and there are a dozen or more other antelope here. Eudell and his son came Monday night and all the antelope disappeared Tuesday morning so the hunters left empty handed that evening. The antelope have returned so hopefully the hunters will too! The creek finally dried up enough to cut so Reub started haying the slough grass. He got both the rake and the baler stuck Tuesday. Eudell was here to pull him out the first time and Casey pulled him out the second time. Reub and Casey moved the haying machinery to Gordon Helms’ alfalfa field west of Prairie City on Wednesday and put up enough square bales to get us through lambing next spring. Nothing smells sweeter than freshly cut alfalfa. The fire trucks got called to a hayfield fire southeast of Prairie City Wednesday. So far, we’ve had enough moisture that we haven’t had many fires around here, but right now there are over fifty major fires raging across the western United States. I’ve been getting questions about my bill that passed to allow the killing of wolves in South Dakota. The law took effect on July 1st, but until USFW takes the wolf off the Endangered Species list in the lower 48 states, it’s still illegal to kill a wolf in western South Dakota. USFW plans to remove the wolf from the Endangered Species list and the comment period remains open until September 11, so if you haven’t filed your comment yet you still can. Go to the federal rulemaking site at www.regulations.gov and submit your comment on the Gray Wolf: Docket No.[FWS-HQ-ES_2013-0073] I joined a dozen other South Dakota legislators at the Common Core conference in Rapid City Saturday to learn more about the Common Core curricula that is coming to us from the federal government. What we heard is really concerning. 45 states have adopted the Common Core national standards, and they are being implemented this year. Why did they agree to this? Because the Obama administration had $4.35 billion of Race to the Top federal funds, and states had to adopt "college-and-career ready standards" if they wanted to be eligible to compete for those funds. Only four states turned down the federal money to implement federal standards that will result in a huge expense to taxpayers in the future and cause the dumbing down of our educational system. Educators from both the right and the left oppose Common Core. To understand why, google “Common Core” for a wealth of information. A couple years ago Vic Weyrich sent me this timely article called “No parent left behind”: These are real notes written by parents in a Tennessee school district:(spellings have been left intact) •My son is under a doctor’s care and should not take PE today. Please execute him. •Please exkuce Lisa for being absent she was sick and I had her shot.
Preventing BER
•Add quick-release lime (NOT “Quick-lime”) but Horticulture Lime, a mixture of calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate; or Gypsum, calcium sulphate) when planting tomatoes so that there’s plenty of calcium in the soil and it’s absorbed quickly. Tomatoes grow best when the soil pH is about 6.5. •Keep your tomatoes’ water supply even throughout the season so that calcium uptake is regular. Tomatoes need 1-3 inches of water a week. They perform best when watered deeply a couple of times a week rather than superficially every day. •Mulch plants once established to maintain moisture levels. •Once blossoms emerge, apply tomato fertilizer that is high in phosphorus (the second number in a fertilizer’s three-number series), like 4-12-4 or 5-20-5. Too much nitrogen (the first number) or large amounts of fresh manure can prevent calcium uptake. Too much nitrogen also increases foliage at the expense of fruit. •Cultivate carefully around tomato plants to avoid damaging root systems. Try not to dig more than an inch or two deep around plants. Youth is like spring, an over praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes.  Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits. ~Samuel Butler
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Children tend to be trusting to the point that they need to be taught to avoid strangers. Adults sometimes go to the opposite extreme, quick to mistrust anyone they don’t know. I often think that has been the case in the relationship between Native American people and nonIndians in South Dakota for far too long. Many of us grow up in separate communities. We seldom interact, and we don’t get a chance to know each other as people. We grow up not trusting each other. A small yet important step toward changing that happened this past weekend at the annual pow-wow of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe. This year’s pow-wow marked the 150th anniversary of the founding of Fort Thompson, the headquarters of the tribe. Anticipating a large crowd for the event, Chairman Brandon Sazue and the Tribal Council reached out to the South Dakota Highway Patrol to lend a hand with law enforcement and crowd control. State authority of any kind on tribal land has long been a sensitive issue, so the council and the chairman knew they were taking a risk. They did it for the safety of their citizens. The Highway Patrol responded enthusiastically, offering five troopers and two police service dogs with handlers for the weekend. By all accounts, the joint oper-
A small, important step at the Crow Creek pow-wow
ation succeeded beyond expectations. Troopers learned some of the customs and history of the Crow Creek Tribe. BIA law enforcement officers and troopers had the chance to know each other on a personal level, as well as professionally. And those attending the pow-wow had a chance to see troopers as people, not just officers in uniform. Troopers assisted in law enforcement and traffic control, sure. They also brought to the reservation the rollover simulator, a seatbelt safety demonstrator. They served coffee and pancakes, took part in raising and lowering the flags and interacted with the people constantly, especially with the children. Troopers involved already have volunteered to return next year if invited. Tribal leaders said pow-wow attendees saw the troopers as humans, people who respected the tribal members and their culture. None of us is naïve enough to think one event on one weekend will change decades of distrust. Improving race relations is an ongoing, difficult task. It requires persistence, by all involved. It also requires some risk, reaching out and getting to know each other and beginning to trust each other. At the Crow Creek powwow last weekend, a group of good-hearted people did reach out. It’s a small step yet an important one. We can be hopeful.
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Guidelines for 2013-14 free or reduced school meal programs announced
With school back in session in many South Dakota communities, the Department of Education wants families to know about the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Programs. These federally funded programs help to ensure that students from families whose income meets certain guidelines (see chart below) are eligible for free or reduced price meals, which are served at participating schools. Students also may be eligible for free milk if the school participates in a Special Milk Program. Families may apply for free or reduced price meals or free milk for their children for school year 2013-14 according to guidelines effective July 1, 2013. Depending upon a family’s circumstances, there are varying ways to gain access to the programs. To learn more about the programs, families should contact the administrative office of their local school district.
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Book South Dakota grant funded program from the South Dakota Humanities Council.  The One Book South Dakota is a program that encourages South Dakotans to read and discuss a book in a group setting. The book that will be for discussion on Sept. 9 at 6 PM at the Faith Library is “The Long-Shining Waters” by Danielle Sosin (pictured below). Local South Dakota Humanities Scholar Joan Wink will lead a one-time discussion at the Faith Library on this date.  Participants are encouraged to pick up a copy at the Faith Library and read prior to the discussion. Study Guides are also available. The Faith Public/School Library’s open hours are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 AM – 7 PM; Wednesdays are 8 AM – 5 PM (note extra hour); and Fridays 9 AM – 3 PM. The library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day. The Faith Library will start hosting Story Hour on Wednesdays starting Sept. 4 from 8:30 – 9:30 AM.  All preschool children ages 3-5 are welcome to attend with their parents/guardians. Participants will enjoy activities that include stories, arts/crafts, snacks and other fun! Please join us. There is no charge. Call the library: 967-2262 with any questions. The Faith Public/School Library is the recipient of the One
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Exhibits ...Just some of the many exhibits during the Faith Stock Show.
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Car show ... (top right) this is Nancy Vance’s 1931 Ford Model A. Below is the 1946 Plymouth of Myron Eliason’s (on the right).
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Governor’s Pine Beetle Initiative surveyed 240,000 acres; treated 335,000 trees
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that more than 240,000 acres have been surveyed for mountain pine beetle infestations since the Black Hills Forest Initiative began in August 2011. As a result of the surveys, crews have “cut and chunked” or otherwise treated 335,000 trees on private and state land. Almost 1,900 landowners have participated in the initiative’s cost-share program. “From the beginning, our focus has been on slowing this epidemic,” Gov. Daugaard said. “We have not yet ‘beat the beetles,’ but we will continue working to protect the Black Hills.” The South Dakota Departments of Agriculture and Game, Fish and Parks have contracted with several Black Hills-area conservation districts to hire an average of 50 seasonal employees to keep ahead of cutting operations. The total trees cut include almost 200,000 on private lands and 135,000 in Custer State Park and other state lands. Treatment techniques include removing infested trees for use in sawmills, as well as the cut and chunk, cut and peel, and cut and chip disposal methods. Treatment efficiency rates remain high. More than 85 percent of infested trees marked were verified as treated, while only 3 percent were verified as untreated. “Our crews are becoming exceptionally good at identifying and treating infested trees,” said State Forester Ray Sowers, who manages the Black Hills Forest Initiative. “I’m pleased with our efficiency rates this year, particularly in Custer State Park, where our crews cut 100 percent of the trees marked.”   Years of steady treatment in Custer State Park resulted in markedly fewer infested trees during the most recent cutting season. Crews treated more than 100,000 infested trees in the Park in 2011-2012, but only 35,000 in the 2012-2013 cutting season. “It’s clear that our efforts have been successful in the Park,” Sowers said. “But there is still a lot of work left to do on private lands. We’re not out of this yet.” Landowner signup for the 2013-2014 season of surveying and marking has begun and will run until Sept. 13, 2013. For more information about the state’s efforts to combat mountain pine beetles in the Black Hills, or to sign up for the cost-share program, visit www.BeatTheBeetles.com. 
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Dr. Rossman
One of my friends in North Dakota told me several months ago, “You know what real love is when you take care of someone who has Alzheimer’s.” He and his wife cared for his father, who suffered from this form of dementia, for seven years. My friend first became suspicious that his widower father might be experiencing Alzheimer’s disease when at 76 years old his dad began to have trouble remembering names and events that were retrievable just a few months earlier. Within two years his father could not be trusted to live alone because he periodically left his stove turned on after heating food and began to receive bills for unnecessary items he had purchased unwittingly from telephone solicitors and scammers. My friend and his wife moved “Joe” into their home and took over the management of his business and healthcare affairs, as Joe had specified previously in his Advance Health Care Directives and Power of Attorney forms. They promised they would take care of Joe, who insisted he never wanted to go to an “old folks’ home.” There were embarrassing times, such as when Joe blurted out inappropriate proposals to women who visited their house or entered the living room unclothed while visitors were present. Joe couldn’t be permitted to leave the house unescorted because he would be unable to find his way back. My North Dakota friends opted to accept North Dakota Medicaid Waiver funds to allow themselves to be partially reimbursed for providing care for Joe. This arrangement, along with occasional Respite Care paid
Alzheimer’s disease may have a “rural” connection
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through the Medicaid Waiver program, enabled them to keep their promise to Joe. Joe had few financial resources because he farmed rented ground all his life and spent most of what he and his wife had saved paying for his wife’s cancer treatments until she died at age 63. Joe passed away last December. Alzheimer’s disease is more a symptom complex than a disease with a causal agent, like a bacterium or virus. Contributing factors are not fully understood. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and cognitive thinking skills. In President Ronald Reagan’s case, the first signs of dementia were apparent to him and his close associates in 1984 while he participated in a campaign debate that fall. President Reagan uncharacteristically fumbled his words and notes; he seemed tired and bewildered. This was ten years before President Reagan gave his dignified acknowledgement of having Alzheimer’s disease in a “farewell” address to Americans in 1994, and another ten years before he died in 2004. Biological changes in the brain were first detected in 1906 by a German physician, Dr. Alois Alzheimer. He examined the brain of a patient who exhibited progressive dementia, after her death. Alzheimer observed plaques (clumps of brain tissue), tangles (abnormal bundles of nerves) and shrunken brain tissue in his deceased patient. Later, changes in brain chemistry, resulting in loss of connections among brain cells, were observed as well. As the brain slowly deteriorates, thinking capacity and basic life regulations governed by the brain gradually diminish until a usually peaceful death occurs. Some medications that replace brain signal transmitters being lost, can slow down the disease process for a while, but there is no known cure or prevention. There might be a connection to farming and rural
livelihoods. Although the causes of Alzheimer’s have not been fully determined, there is scientific evidence that growing up in a rural area may double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. A meta-analysis of how growing up in rural and urban areas affects the development of Alzheimer’s, published by University of Edinburgh and London researchers in the International Journal of Epidemiology in 2012, indicated nonurban people had twice the chance of incurring Alzheimer’s later in life. The researchers theorized that access to healthcare, socioeconomic wellbeing and exposure to unknown substances could be contributing factors. A review of 2.6 million death certificates by Dr. Robert Park of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and published in 2005 in the American Journal of Occupational Safety and Health, indicated a greater risk for degenerative brain diseases, especially Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, among farmers and persons in several other occupations where chemical exposures were likely to occur. Other studies of farmers in particular have suggested exposures to commonly used agricultural insecticides in the organophosphate and chlorinated pesticide families and certain fumigants are well known to contribute to onset of Parkinson’s disease, and may be precipitants to Alzheimer’s disease. Not enough research in the U.S. has been conducted to adequately sort out the relationships, but a body of confirmatory research findings is developing that includes both foreign and domestic investigations. Alzheimer’s disease affects 5.1 million Americans, and is the cause of nearly four percent of all deaths in the U.S. We need to understand the disorder better and what we can do to prevent it. Farm people should stay tuned. Dr. Rosmann is a Harlan, IA farmer and psychologist, available at: www.agbehavioralhealth.com
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New Field Station laboratory grand opening celebrates South Dakota delegation headed 106-tear tradition of ag research in Western South to Russia Applications are being ac- world for U.S. cattle exports in By Lura Roti for SDSU Extension & SDSU College of Agriculture and Biological Science Dakota cepted for funding to a South 2012.”  
Local, research-based information is invaluable to propelling South Dakota's agriculture industry forward. For 106 years cattle producers have relied on data collected from research conducted at the SDSU Cottonwood Range & Livestock Field Station near Philip. This summer the on-site capabilities were expanded with the addition of a new laboratory and multi-purpose facility. "This new laboratory and multi-purpose facility is part of the modernization program for our field stations," said Daniel Scholl, Director of the South Dakota Agriculture Experiment Station. "I'm confident this laboratory will increase the amount of research conducted at this field station." September 7 the public is invited to celebrate its rich history and the addition of a laboratory and multi-purpose facility during the SDSU Cottonwood Field Station Laboratory Grand Opening & Tri-County Ag Day. The event begins at 9 a.m. (MDT) with a trade show, speakers, breakout sessions, tours and youth activities. "It's important to educate the community about the research conducted right here at the Cottonwood Field Station so they can take information they need and utilize it to make positive, research-based changes on their own operations," said Adele Harty, SDSU Extension Cow-Calf Field Specialist. Harty said when she works with livestock producers she often turns to recommendations developed from research conducted at Cottonwood Field Station. "Because Cottonwood provides us with research conducted in a similar environment and growing conditions as the producers I work with, I'm able to share recommendations that work locally," Harty said. New Laboratory expands research opportunities Home to many long-term research projects, like a grazing study which began in the early 1940s and continues today; Pat Johnson says the 2013 addition of an on-sight laboratory facility at the Cottonwood Field Station will enhance her and other researcher's efficiency, as well as expand research possibilities. "These facilities have vastly increased the scope and quality of the research for faculty and students and SDSU Extension programming," said Johnson, a professor of Range Science who has been conducting research at Cottonwood since 1986. She explained that until now there was not a lab on-site. All samples had to be sent back to labs on campus in Brookings. Ken Olson echoes Johnson. The SDSU Extension Beef Specialist says that the efficiencies the new laboratory provide to him and other researchers will save time and allow them to conduct tests too sensitive to send to another lab. "There are tests, like pH, that you cannot do unless you are right next to a lab because levels will change over time," Olson said. When working with area ranchers, Olson depends on research from Cottonwood Field Station. He is currently involved in research which looks at feedstuffs producers can feed to their cattle to help combat the effects of high sulfate water. This research is among several studies which will be highlighted during the Sept. 7 Grand Opening and TriCounty Ag Day. "We worked to create a day that highlights research and where we can share recommendations with producers based on research data," Olson said. In addition to the laboratory, the new facility also houses a sample preparation space, office space, a heated shop and commodity storage facility. Agenda for SDSU Cottonwood Field Station Laboratory Grand Opening & Tri-County Ag Day 9:00 a.m. (MDT): Trade Show opens and morning refreshments 9:30 Welcome by Barry Dunn, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences and SDSU Extension Director 10:00 Keynote Speaker: Larry Corah, Vice President of Production for Certified Angus Beef: Today's Beef Industry and the Contributions Made at Cottonwood to the Industry 10-11:00 Youth activities for ages 6 to 10 11:00 Research Station Tours (participants attend all sessions) Long-term grazing studies Patch grazing Determining Carrying Capacity 12:30 p.m. MDT: Ribbon Cutting; followed by lunch, entertainment and trade show Brisket provided by Certified Angus Beef 2- 3:10: Seven, half-hour breakout sessions led by SDSU faculty, Extension field specialists and invited guests (participants select two) Using Genetic Testing in Commercial Cattle Breeding Programs Matching Feeds and Condition Scores The Inside Story of Nutrition Fetal Programming What's in the Water? Beef Quality Assurance Climate in Cottonwood 2 - 4:15 Youth activities for ages 6-10 3:10 - 3:30 Afternoon Break 3:30 - 4:15 Keynote Speaker: Chad Mackay, President and COO, El Gaucho Restaurants: Selling a Premium Beef Product to Informed Consumers. Dakota beef producer or beef industry representative interested in attending a beef genetics trade mission to the Russian Federation, co-hosted by the South Dakota, Kansas and Montana Departments of Agriculture. This will be the second time that the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has led such a mission, as a successful mission was completed in October 2012 with the State sending three delegates. Tentatively planned for late October, the trip will again include beef producers and industry representatives. Along with personnel from the two other states, Ty Eschenbaum, agriculture development representative for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA), will help lead the delegation on an eight-day mission with stops in Moscow and Novosibirsk, Russia’s third largest city located in the Siberian region.  “This trip will be a collaborative effort to not only continue demonstrating that the U.S., especially the Northern Plains, is a top producer of high-quality beef genetics, but to help build the knowledge and relationships necessary for willing South Dakota producers to capitalize on this emerging market,” Eschenbaum said. According to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), “In 2012, Russian imports of live cattle rose by almost 50 percent in volume and value, to 137,000 head worth nearly half a billion dollars. Of this amount, the U.S. had the largest share, at over 54 percent of total imports, and Russia was the largest market in the According to Eschenbaum, “Hundreds, if not thousands of these cattle are coming out of South Dakota, not surprisingly as our state is home to some of the best cattle genetics on the globe. Also, in 2012, we were the fifth largest producer of beef cattle in the nation, based on calves born.” Funding for the focused trade mission to Russia is provided by U.S. Livestock Genetics Export (USLGE), a non-profit international trade organization that includes SDDA as a member. USLGE has cooperator status with the FAS of the USDA and uses Market Access Program funds to help develop international markets for U.S. livestock. Funding for two industry representatives is available. The application deadline for producers interested in attending the trade mission to Russia is Wednesday, Aug. 28th and is posted online at:http://sdda.sd.gov/legacydocs/A gDevelopment/PDF/2013ApplicationRussiaTrade%20mission.pdf For more information on the application and the October trade mission, contact Ty Eschenbaum at 605.773.5146. Agriculture is South Dakota's No. 1 industry, generating over $21 billion in annual economic activity and employing more than 122,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve, and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/SDAgDept and Twitter @SDAgriculture.
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Holistic Management Workshop to be held at McIntosh
The South Dakota Grasslands Coalition, Corson County Conservation District, Tatanka RC&D, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service are proud to organize a 3 day workshop on Holistic Resource Management. It will be held Tuesday, September 24 through Thursday, September 26 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm each day at the McIntosh City Hall in McIntosh, South Dakota. This workshop is being presented by Joshua Dukart, a land and livestock manager from Bismarck, ND. He is a Certified Educator of Holistic Management who speaks and teaches regularly throughout the United States and Canada. With his current ranching activities and diverse experiences teaching and consulting, he will share real-life examples of Holistic Management in action. Holistic Management is a new management approach helping people improve their quality of life, generate wealth and manage their resources. It’s a process of goal setting, decision making and monitoring that people throughout the world are using to restore vitality to their ranches, businesses, communities, and the natural resources we all depend on. This workshop is highly recommended for producers by past participants. Kayla Anderson, Lemmon, SD who attended this workshop said, “It really made us think more outside the box of how we run our operation. We learned that there really is no wrong way of doing things and to be more proactive with our thinking ahead instead of being reactive to possible outcomes to situations.” The cost of the workshop is $200 which includes textbook, workbook, lunch and breaks. Each ranch may bring an additional participant at a cost of $100. Class size is limited to 30 people, so call now to pre-register. To pre-register or for more details, call Tatanka RC&D at 605244-5222 Ext 3. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audio-tape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (800) 7953272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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Register now for Rural Women’s Conference Oct. 3-4
Registration deadline September 13
Women in the region have until Sept. 13 to register for the 2013 South Dakota Rural Women in Agriculture conference Oct. 34 in Keystone, S.D. This is a conference that women who live and work in rural America will appreciate. Annually held, the conference is a time for women to do fun, relaxing events while also learning about current topics of importance in the agricultural industry. Of course the networking and social aspect of the conference is the number one highlight with women attending from Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming and South Dakota. What to expect in 2013? Discussion of key agricultural topics including the Farm Bill, Immigration, Easements, Consumer Perceptions and Telling Our Story. Back by popular demand is jewelry making and shopping in Hill City. New this year is a chance for women to ‘Pay It Forward’ by creating Love Bundles at the conference that will be donated to area women shelters. Keynote speaker is John Beranek with his presentation “Kitchen Table Wisdom”. He will motivate you and make you laugh with stories of his comical farm family. Other featured speakers include Katie Pinke talking about the “Real World Agriculture” we live in today; Olga Reuvekamp will discuss her experience as an immigrant coming to work in America’s ag industry with her presentation “Aliens in Agriculture”; and Quentin Riggings will discuss oil, gas, and wind easements. This is just a small sampling of what to expect at the 2013 conference. More details can be found at the South Dakota Rural Women’s Facebook page. Or contact the SDSU Regional Extension Center in Lemmon, S.D. at (605)3744177. The conference will be held at K Bar S Lodge and a block of rooms is being held. Book yours by calling (866) 522-7724.
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A light run of cattle and sheep here for our sale Monday, August 26, with a steady market on sheep, light test on yearlings and higher on cows. Thank you for your business. Kelly Ranch 501 ......................................lambs John Green 542 ......................................lambs 42 ........................................lambs Doug Koepplin 35 ........................................lambs Terry Koepplin 24 ........................................lambs .................................................... Daryl Storm 16 ................Angus heifers (open)
92 ...............$115.00 90 ...............$114.00 108 .............$109.00 97 ...............$112.50 103 .............$110.50 .............................. 878 .............$147.50
Jeff Graham 9 ..................Angus heifers (open) Ingalls & Sons 8 ..................Angus heifers (open) David Schell 3 .....................blk & Char x steers Jerry Hulm 9 ...................................blk x cows 2 ...................................blk x cows Doyle Simon 1 ..................................Angus cow 1 ..................................Angus cow Les Lensegrav 1 ..................................Angus cow 1 ..................................Angus cow 1 ..................................Angus cow Jed Seim 2.................................Char x bulls 1...................................Char x bull
873 .............$147.75 901 .............$147.00 948 .............$146.75 1289 ............$ 82.75 1338 ............$ 83.75 1400 ............$ 81.00 1505 ............$ 83.50 1455 ............$ 84.00 1420 ............$ 84.50 1475 ............$ 86.50 2218 ...........$104.50 1795 ...........$105.50
Special spay heifer, yearling and sheep sale Sale Time: 10 AM
Expecting 1200-1500 yearlings, 1500-1800 sheep CONSIGNMENTS: LAMBS
Pending – 400 blk & bldy heifers (spay) 800-900# Flintrock – 130 blk & red steers 850# Flintrock – 140 blk & red heifers (open) 825# Fischbach – 120 blk & bldy heifers (spay) 850# Palmer – 80 blk & bldy heifers (spay) 850# Seim – 70 blk & red steers & hfrs (open) 750-800# Goddard – 10 Angus heifers (open) 850# Anderson – 50 blk & red steers & hfrs (open) 750-800# Peters – 150 wf lambs (ewe lambs) 75-90# Bachman – 200 wf lambs (every ewe lamb) 75-90# Besler – 150 x bred lambs 85-100# Duchenaux – 500 lambs 70-85# More yearlings and sheep expected by sale time.
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USDA/Farm Service Agency News
The Dewey, Meade & Ziebach County FSA offices would like to keep you informed of the following items important to USDA programs. 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 REMEMBER: September 16 – Last day to sign up for DCP Deadline extended for DCP signup The deadline to signup for the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program has been extended to September 16, 2013. If you have not signed up for this program and you have base acres greater than 10 you need to call the office for an appointment. Zero share signatures must be received by September 30th. NAP Program reminder We have had some hail storms go thru the area and if you purchased NAP we are reminding you that anytime you feel there is a loss on your acreage either from hail, drought or any natural disaster you are suppose to report the loss within 15 days from the date you feel the loss is apparent. This also includes Crops that are not covered under NAP. Any time you feel there is a loss you should report within 15 days. 2014 Crop acreage reporting dates For the 2014 crop year, we will once again be reporting all perennial forage, winter wheat and rye crops by November 15, 2013. You are reminded to make note of these important dates to ensure you do not miss out on any USDA benefits. January 2, 2014 Honey final reporting date Please call the office to set up your appointment to report acreage before November 15, 2013 USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call (866) 6329992 or (toll-free Customer Service), (800) 877-8339 (local or Federal relay), (866) 377-8642 (/relay voice users).
Sunday, September 8: Lopez-Meyer production horse sale. Monday, September 16: Special yearling and sheep sale Monday, September 23: Special yearling and sheep sale Thursday September 26: Horse Buying Station at Faith Livestock Monday, September 30: Special yearling and sheep sale Monday, October 7: Special yearling, spring calf and sheep sale
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 Dace Harper 1-605-515-1535 (cell) OR Glen King 1-605-390-3264 (cell)
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LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School district 46-2 • Meade County
$3,000 to $5,000 worth of telephone cable from Kennebec Telephone Company. All yes votes. Motion carried. Donation to MTI: Mitchell Tech Institute is asking all telephone companies for a donation as their institute teaches students for telephone and electrical. Lightfield made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to approve not to donate to Mitchell Tech Institute as it is not a normal practice for Cities. Approve Certified Security Guards for Stock Show: Lightfield made a motion, seconded by Riley to approve Kenny Clown and Jack Slides Off as certified security guards for Stock Show at $12.00 an hour. All yes votes. Motion carried. Approve the Wage for Lisa Wagner – Bartender: Lightfield made a motion, seconded by Riley to approve Lisa Wagner for Stock Show Bartender at $10.00 an hour. Five – yes votes. Inghram – no. Motion carried. Approve Matron: Lightfield made a motion, seconded by Inghram to approve Kristy Medrud as Matron for Stock Show at $7.25 an hour. All yes votes. Motion carried. Approve paying back Lifeguard’s certifications: Lightfield made a motion, seconded by Inghram to approve paying back the lifeguard’s certification fee since they worked all summer. Approve Agreement for Pavement and Mayor as the Sponsor: Lightfield made a motion, seconded by Riley to approve the $705.92 coming out of the aviation gas fund for the pavement maintenance and Glen Haines as the Sponsor to sign the agreements. Motion carried. Repair Damage on Pickup: A City pickup has damage which has been turned into the insurance. The deductible is $500. Discussion was held in regards to getting an estimate and then deciding whether to fix it or not. Lightfield made a motion, seconded by Berndt to table until we receive an estimate. Motion carried. Committee Meeting Reports: Riley reported that they discussed chip sealing one half the streets which would cost about $100,000, gravel areas on the north road and put in some cut outs and dips. Repairs to the blade are needed in the range from $4,000 to $20,000 and $1,000 to $1,200 to the loader. Patty is waiting on an estimate from Joel Afdahl for a new cooler under the bar and a shuffle board machine is going to replace the dart machines for now. Berndt reported they met with public safety which was executive, also met with Justin Haines, Fire Chief. He discussed he would like to see if the City can put back money to pay for a pumper truck down the road and they will need two to three sets of bunker gear per year at $3,700 a piece. There is no longer FEMA grants to help pay for the bunker gear. Ambulance will have EMT class this fall. Dr. Irwin Fish donated an Oregon Spine Splint that allows them to take someone out of an accident without having to move their upper body. Executive Session: Lightfield made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to retire into executive session to discuss possible litigation at 8:10 PM. Motion carried. Mayor Haines declared the Council out of executive session at 8:42 PM. Budgets: Each committee needs to get budget information to the Finance Office as soon as possible. Arrears List: Council reviewed the arrears list. Lightfield made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to adjourn. Motion carried. _______________________________ Glen Haines, Mayor ________________________________ Debbie Brown, Finance Officer Published August 28, 2013 for a total approximate cost of $296.10 The Board of the Meade County Commission reserves the right to reject any and /or all bids, and irrespective of price, to accept that bid that is to the best interest of Meade County. The Board of County Commission will not consider any bid that does not meet the above specifications. A certified check or cashier’s check must accompany the bid in the amount of five percent (5%), or ten percent (10%) bid bond of the total bid and payable to the Meade County Treasurer. Each bid envelope shall be marked with the words “sealed bid” and specific item, time, and date opening. ______________________________ Jerry Derr, Commission Assistant Meade County Published August 21 & 28, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $48.72
Proceedings of the Common Council City of Faith, SD
The Common Council for the City of Faith, South Dakota met in regular session on August 20, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Room of the Community Center. Mayor Haines called the meeting to order, Brown called roll call, and Mayor Haines led the Pledge of Allegiance. Council members present: Riley, Inghram, Spencer, Berndt, Lightfield and Hellekson. Others in attendance were: Debbie Brown, Donn Dupper, Loretta Passolt, Eric Bogue, Jon Collins, James Inghram, Sandy Rasmussen and Bill Hibner. Lightfield made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to approve the agenda removing item #3. Motion carried. Inghram made a motion, seconded by Berndt to approve the minutes of the August 6, 2013 meeting. Motion carried. CLAIMS APPROVED: The following claims were presented and read: Utility Department, Salaries – $6,555.35; Finance Office, Salaries – $4,658.76; Police Department, Salaries – $4,302.39; Bar & Liquor Store, Salaries – $2,429.60; Janitor, Salaries – $1,245.72; Ambulance Department, Salaries – $4,558.77; Swimming Pool, Salaries – $5,358.19; James Crockford, Landfill Manager – $438.20; Angela Ostrander, Library Supervisor – $1,127.36; Amy Ulrich, Library Sub – $46.86; Corinna Thompson, Information Center Receptionist – $668.85; Madison Vance, Information Center Receptionist – $455.84; First National Bank, Federal Excise Tax – $367.83; First National Bank, Withholding & SS – $3,808.55; Express, Intra/Inter Access Expense – $1,224.77; Combined Insurance, Supplemental Insurance – $34.80; BankCard, Collection Fees – $129.27; First National Bank, Paypal-Latex Gloves – $139.99; First National Bank, 911 Surcharge – $355.00; Sanitation Products, Inc., Elgin Pelican Street Sweeper – $45,000.00; SD State Treasurer, Sales Tax – $5,010.81; Tori Afdahl, Partial Payment for Swimming Lessons – $3,000.00; Tori Afdahl, Final Payment for Swimming Lessons – $290.00; AT&T, Purchase of Accts Receivable – $148.97; Bob Linn Construction, Concrete Work – $4,100.00; Brown, Debbie, Reimburse for Supplies – $33.28; Butler Insurance, Special Events Coverage – $700.00; CenturyLink, Services Expenses – $5.08; City of Faith, Tele Dep. Refund Pymt on Customer's Bill – $75.00; CLIA Laboratory Program, Certificate Fee – $150.00; Consortia Consulting By Telec, General Consulting & Settlements – $4,912.50; Dakota Backup, Professional Services – $35.00; Dept of Revenue, Drivers Licensing, Water Testing – $78.00; Dupree Oil Company, Aviation Fuel – $6,438.43; Emergency Medical Products, Inc., Supplies – $772.60; Faith Independent, Publishing – $467.11; Farmers Union Oil, Supplies – $11.17; GW Technologies & Internet Sol, Internet Help Desk, HD Sub. Count Chg – $1,655.38; Golden West Telecomm., Special Access – $3,840.40; Golden West Telecomm., Fiber Connection – $7,646.70; Great Western Tire Company, Tires – $362.00; GRP & Associates, Disposal of Medical Waste – $47.00; Hauser, Patty, Reimburse for Supplies – $33.88; Hawkins Water Treatment, Pool Supplies – $26.16; Hillyard, Inc., Supplies – $91.62; Iron Horse Ag Service, Oxygen – $24.50; Joe's Sandblasting & Painting, Swimming Pool – $5,000.00; Keffelers Kreations, Jacket (Prize for Car Show) – $85.00; Ketel, Thorstenson & Co., Professional Services – $2,000.00; Linda's
Drive Inn, Cones & Sundaes for Appreciation Days – $12.75; Lynn's Dakotamart, Supplies – $435.32; Maguire Iron, Inc., Painting Inside Water Tower – $24,980.00; Matheson Tri-Gas Inc., Oxygen Tank Rentals – $21.50; Mid America Computer Corp., Toll Messages & Cabs Processing Chg – $705.13; Mid America Research Chemical, Janitorial Supplies – $177.57; Neve's Uniforms & Equipment, Vests – $1,514.00; Office of Weights & Measures, Testing at Airport – $14.00; Physician's Claim Company, Ambulance Billing – $1,086.85; Prairie Community Health, Meds for Ambulance – $69.00; Reliable Office Supplies, Office Supplies – $31.16; Rick's Auto, LLC, Repair & Maintenance – $1,038.00; Riter, Rogers,Wattier & Brown, LLP, Legal Fees – $1,267.00; Rockmount Research & Alloys, Supplies – $162.16; Roy's Pronto Auto Parts, Fuel Pump-Fire Dept – $55.12; Servall Uniform/Linen Co., Supplies – $354.98; South Dakota Network, 800 Database Landline – $9.67; South Dakota One Call, Locate Fees – $2.10; The Current Connection, Laptop AC Adapter – $34.99; The Royal Flush, Inc., Portable Toilets – $1,230.00; Tri State Water, Inc., Water – $24.80; Vilas Pharmacy & Healthcare, Supplies – $108.48; Verizon Wireless, Ambulance & Police Cell Phones – $242.32; West Tire & Alignment, Repair & Maintenance – $49.95 Spencer made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to approve all claims as presented. All yes votes. Motion carried. The July revenues were $197,649.91 and the July expenditures were $218,262.42. Bill Hibner – Water Connection: Spencer made a motion, seconded by Lightfield to approach Bill on his water connection. Motion carried. Donn Dupper talked with Nick Jackson, SD Rural Water, and he stated that the minimum amount of water pressure you can have is up to 21 pounds. The water pressure north of town is currently in the mid 50’s. Nick Jackson also stated at the amount of use and amount of livestock north of town, there could only be about two more connections added. Dupper feels the volume may be down and is planning on putting a relieve valve on next week and open it up and see what happens. Annexation was discussed and the last connection at Merriman’s was annexed in as they wanted all City services. Easements were looked at by Eric Bogue and from this nothing states exactly that in turn for the easement, JW Baxter would get water to develop his property as is what some people remember. The easement says “in consideration of One Dollar ($1.00) and other good and valuable consideration paid to J.W. Baxter and Bill Baxter …” Bill Hibner is willing to pay the cost of installing the water line. The question was asked if Hibner would have to pay a portion of the assessment that was assessed to all of the property owners back in 1985 when installed. Bogue stated that is up to the City Council, they can assess him and take into consideration that he is paying for all of it from Fred Hulm’s to his own place or not take that into consideration. After much discussion, Spencer amended his motion, seconded by Lightfield to make a new motion to let Bill Hibner at his own expense connect to City water. Berndt made a motion, seconded by Inghram to amend to prior motion to approve Bill Hibner to connect to City water as long as he is annexed into the City of Faith. Four – yes votes. Spencer and Lightfield – no. Motion carried. Purchase of Telephone Cable: Donn Dupper stated that Kennebec Telephone Company went to all fiber in their town and are getting rid of all the telephone cable reels they have on hand at scrap iron prices. Riley made a motion, seconded by Inghram to purchase
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The Meade County Commission will meet in the Commissioner’s Room in the Erskine Office Building, 1300 Sherman Street, Sturgis, SD, at 10:00 a.m. on September 4, 2013, to open and consider bids for the purchase of a total of two (2) new or used vehicles (size and type to be determined at a bid letting), pursuant to the following specifications, to be delivered within 90 days. 2012 or Newer with Less than 15,000 Miles Body Type: Four or All Wheel Drive Engine, 3.5 Liter V-6 cyl. 290 HP Minimum Seating Capacity 5 Passengers Cargo Volume 70 Cubic Feet Minimum Overall Length 201” Maximum Transmission, Automatic, OD Skid plate package Power Door Locks Brakes – ABS Front and Rear Bumper Keys: 2 sets Power Windows Radio, AM/FM CD Air Bags, Side Impact Dual Air/Heat including rear controls Cruise Control/Tilt Floor Covering, Rubber Floor Mats Front And Rear Engine Block Heater Towing Capacity 5000 pounds Minimum Trailer Tow pkg., Cooler, Engine Oil Cooler, Cooler, Transmission Mirrors, Right & Left Outside Rear Window Defroster Seats, Front, Bucket, Cloth Seat, Bench Type Second, Cloth Tow Hooks, 2 on Front Wipers, Multiple Speed Wiper, Rear Window Factory Freight One post/roof mounted 6” halogen spotlight with driver control in door post Heavy duty minimum 630 cca battery Heavy duty min 95 amp alternator
Budget Notice
NOTICe IS heReBY GIVeN: That the Board of County Commissioners of Meade County will meet in Sturgis, South dakota, on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, during regular session for the purpose of considering the foregoing Provisional Budget for the year 2014 and the various items, schedules, amounts and appropriations set forth therein and as many days thereafter as is deemed necessary until the final adoption of the budget September 4, 2013. at such time any interested person may appear either in person or by a representative. and will be given an opportunity for a full and complete discussion of all purposes, objectives, items, schedules, appropriations, estimates, amounts and matter set forth and contained in the Provisional Budget. /s/ Lisa Schieffer, Meade County auditorPublished august 28, 2013 at the total approximate cost of $9.38
First reading for a Zoning Ordinance for Meade County will be held by the Board of Meade County Commissioners on September 4, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners meeting room in the Meade County Erskine Office Building, Sturgis, SD. /s/ Lisa Schieffer, Meade County Auditor Published August 28, 2013 at the total approximate cost of $4.69
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FOR SALE: 2010 Friendship manufactured home 28’x68’ on double corner lot at 211 E. 4th St in Faith, SD. Open floor plan with kitchen and dining area, family and living room. 4 bedrooms, 2 bath. Appliances included. Asking $125,000. Call Elsie Baye at 605-967-2707. F49-4tc FOR SALE: Alfalfa seed, grass seed and high test alfalfa hay. Delivery available and volume discount available. Call 798-5413. F41-11tc
U.S Highway 212, Gettysburg, SD 57442, or e-mail to hericksj@deerequipment.com, or call Jerry at 605-769-1710. RDO EQUIPMENT CO. ñ Competitive wages, benefits, training, profit sharing, opportunities for growth, great culture and innovation. $1,500 Sign on Bonus available for Service Technicians. To browse opportunities go to www.rdoequipment.com. Must apply online. EEO. Parts salesperson sought by multistore John Deere dealership operation. Position currently open at Potter County Implement, Gettysburg, SD; a part of C&B Operations, LLC. Applicants should possess good knowledge of farm equipment, computer skills, retail selling skills, and be customer service oriented. We will train the right person. We offer John Deere training, competitive pay, full benefit package, including 401k, health, and dental plan. Please send resume to Naomi Hermann, parts manager, Potter County Implement, 30965 U.S Highway 212, Gettysburg, SD 57442, or e-mail to hermannn@deerequipment.com or call Naomi at 605-765-2434. Qualified service technicians sought by progressive, multi-store South Dakota John Deere dealership. We offer factory training, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, 401k plan, paid holidays and vacation days in our benefit package. Applicants must be able to work independently and want to progress in compensation and skill level. Enjoy low cost of living with great hunting and fishing! Our very competitive wage depends on qualifications and experience. Please send resume to Jerry Hericks, service manager, Potter County Implement, 30965 U.S Highway 212, Gettysburg, SD 57442, or e-mail to hericksj@deerequipment.com or call Jerry at 605-769-1710. Looking for an EXPERIENCED SALES AGRONOMIST who is willing to be a part of a team and play a role in management. Knowledge in plant nutrition, crop protection and precision Ag is needed. Call Colby at 605-772-5543. Howard Farmers Coop, Howard SD. FOR SALE LONGBRANCH IN PIERRE, SD. We have lowered the price & will consider contract for deed. Call Russell Spaid 605-280-1067. LOG HOMES DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig Connell, 605-264-5650, www.goldeneagleloghomes.com. NOTICES 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. OTR/DRIVERS DRIVERS WANTED: CDL, owner operators, freight from Midwest up to 48 states, home regularly, newer equipment, Health, 401K, call Randy, A&A Express, 800-6583549.
AUCTION BLACK HILLS ñ DEERFIELD LAKE area Absolute Auction September 18. Beautiful home & barn on 7.2 acres, perfect retreat or horse property. See on www.bradeenauction.com Ph: 605673-2629. EMPLOYMENT Director and/or Office Manager wanted: Good with people and organization. Knowledge in budgeting, grant applications, book-keeping. Send resume or write for application to: chris_arrow@sdplains.com or Arrow Transit, 111 4th St. W., Lemmon, S. Dak. Applications for Police Officer. Closing date:9/6/13. Call 605-2344401 or send resume: Chamberlain Police, 715 N Main Street, Chamberlain, SD 57325. Full benefit package. EOE. Shop foreman sought by multistore John Deere dealership operation. Position currently open at Potter County Implement, Gettysburg, SD; a part of C&B Operations, LLC. Applicants should possess good organizational skills and the ability to manage farm equipment service personnel in a growth oriented dealership. We offer progressive marketing plans, competitive pay, and a full benefit package. Please send resume to Ben Wieseler, store manager, or Jerry Hericks, service manager, Potter County Implement, 30965
Furnished Home in Faith, SD for Sale! $49,500 2 bed/ 1 bath, garage converted to living quarters; on 2 city Lots; Owner Financing Dave Wilson Owner/Broker, 605-347-7579 www.sturgisSD.com/FAITH
THE FAITH SCHOOL DISTRICT is accepting applications for Cheerleading Advisor. Letters of interest can be dropped off at the office. Position is open until filled. F50-2tc
Full-Time Position Open
Web & Sheetfed Press Operation seeking full-time help. Willing to train.
APARTMENTS AVAILABLE: Countryside Apartments in Faith. 1 bedroom, carpeted throughout. Laundry facilities available. Handicap accessible. Rent based on income. For information contact: MetroPlains management, LLC 1-800-2442826 or 1-605-347-3077 Equal Opportunity Housing F5-tfc PASTURE WATER LINES with trencher and backhoe, Livestock Water Systems. 10 1/2 miles south of Maurine, 605-7482473 Merle Vig. F2-tfc
Call Don or Beau: 859-2516 or pick up an application at the Pioneer Review in Philip
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