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The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture announced recently that
they will be lifting the previously
imposed limits on how much pro-
tein and grains could be served to
students in one week.
The latest modifications will be
set in place for the rest of the
2012-2013 school year, explains
Ann Schwader, SDSU Extension
Nutrition Field Specialist.  
"These changes are positive
and show that the USDA is will-
ing to work with nutrition offi-
cials and others who have
concerns related to the new stan-
dards," Schwader said.
The original changes to the
school lunch standards were an-
nounced January 2012, due to the
national Healthy, Hunger Free
Kids Act  (Public Law 111-296)
that determined how much of cer-
tain food groups could be served,
set limits on calories and salt and
phased in whole grains.
Schwader says the move to cre-
ate stricter guidelines was moti-
vated by the fact that the obesity
rates among school children are
growing and steps were needed to
reverse the trend.
"These guidelines aligned
school meals with the latest nu-
trition science, based on recom-
mendations of nutrition experts
and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines
for Americans nutrition recom-
mendations," she said.
The new school meal patterns
meet specific calorie ranges for
children in grades K-5 (650 calo-
ries), 6-8 (700 calories), and 9-12
(850 calories).  
"The intention of the new
school lunch guidelines is to en-
sure that almost all children re-
ceive at least one-third of their
daily nutritional and energy
needs," Schwader said.
The latest modifications are
being provided to allow schools
more weekly planning options to
ensure that children receive a nu-
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ex-
tended an Executive Order to
haul over-width baled livestock
feed until Feb. 21, 2013, in South
Dakota.
The Executive Order states
that, upon receipt of a permit,
permission is granted to move
over-width baled livestock feed
not exceeding 12-feet-wide or 15-
feet-high for two hours after sun-
set and two hours before sunrise.
The order allows movement of
over-width baled livestock feed
until cessation of the drought
emergency, or no later than Feb.
21.
Over-width vehicles must be
equipped with flashing or rotat-
ing white or amber warning
lights on each side of the load’s
widest extremity. The warning
lights must be clearly visible to
motorists approaching from the
front and rear. Movement under
the Executive Order is valid only
for baled livestock feed.
Continued on page 12
tritious meal every day of the
week. According to the revisions,
the students can eat as many
grains and proteins as they want,
as long as they are eating the al-
lotted amount of calories put forth
by the USDA.  
SDSU Extension recommends
that parents assist their children
with the changes to the school
lunch standards.
"Parents can make sure their
youth eats a nutritious breakfast
and encourage them to take and
eat the fruits, vegetables, whole
grains, lean proteins and low-fat
milk offered in school meals," she
said.
Parents and organizations can
contact SDSU Extension Nutri-
tion Field Staff about the new
school lunch standards and the
modifications. For additional in-
formation contact your SDSU Ex-
tension Regional Center. Contact
information can be found at
www.iGrow.org.
School meal standards add more grains and proteins
Over-width baled livestock
feed hauling extended 60
days In South Dakota
Alan and Laura Hildebrandt ... had a beautifully decorated home and yard this year. Drive around
town and look at all the beautiful lights. Photo by Loretta Passolt
Page 2• December 26, 2012 • The Faith Independent
Published in the Heart of the West River Empire
Publication No. 184760
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Obituary
Robert J. Antrim Sr (Bob), 74
of Faith, longtime South Dakota
State Highway Patrol Trooper,
passed away on Saturday, De-
cember 15 at his home sur-
rounded by his family and
friends.
The Funeral Service for Bob
was held on Friday, December 21,
2012 at the Faith Community
Center and then cremation will
take place.
Serving as casketbearers are
Ronald Bohnet, Robert Antrim
Jr., Roy Antrim, Rick Smith,
Aaron Maki, and Tam Lemmel.
Bob’s grandchildren and great
grandchildren, Mike Stocklin,
Nolan Sexton, Matt Helms, Bud
Doyle and all of his Law Enforce-
ment Officer’s are considered
Honorary Bearers.
Bob was born May 4, 1938, in
Lead SD, to Harry and Minnie
(Rovere) Antrim. He spent most
of his youth in this area. He grad-
uated from Spearfish High School
in 1956. While attending high
school he worked for a local filling
station.
After high school he went to
work for Homestake Mine. In De-
cember of 1957, he married Mar-
sha Smith and they had two
children together, James and
Peter Antrim.
Bob worked for Homestake
Mine for 9 years until he found
his true calling as a Highway Pa-
trolmen. He graduated from
Highway Patrol School in Novem-
ber of 1965.  While stationed in
Pierre, he met Norma Bohnet.
They were married on October 21,
1967. With this union he gained a
son, Ronald Bohnet. Two months
after getting married the couple
were stationed in Faith where
they built their life together. They
had four children, Robert, Ruby,
RaShell and Roy.
Bob proudly served on the
South Dakota Highway Patrol
from 1965 until 1991. After re-
tirement he worked for the City of
Robert J. Antrim Sr.
Faith as a Police Officer. He fi-
nally hung his gun belt up in
1995.
He was a great father to his
children, always there with a
helping hand or a kind word. Be-
sides taking care of his family,
Bob had a great passion for cook-
ing, gardening, guns, and paint-
ing. He also enjoyed spending
time at his son’s shop, Roy’s
Pronto Auto Parts. He always had
a mischievous smile and a whitty
comment for those in need.
Grateful for having shared his
life are his wife of 45 years,
Norma and seven children,
Ronald Bohnet and special friend
Melitta Martin, Robert Antrim Jr
and his wife, Pam, Roy Antrim
and his wife, Sarah, all of Faith;
Ruby and her husband, Aaron
Maki of Gillette, WY; RaShell and
her husband, Tam Lemmel of
Upton, WY; James Antrim of
Spearfish, SD; and Peter Antrim
of Denver, CO; 18 grandchildren,
Beau Maxon, Brittany (Justin)
Fischer, Trey (Julie) Bohnet,
Byron Bohnet, Amanda(Mitch)
Johnson, Ashlee, Breanna, and
Megan Antrim, Kyla (Bob) Ma-
haffy, Rigen and Raelee Picard,
Kohy and Kadesa Maki, Shayne,
MaKenna, and Madisyn Lemmel,
Roy and Reyse Antrim; 12 great
grandchildren, Austin and Tris-
tan Maxon, Riley, Katie, and
Colby Fischer, Shaela and Kam-
ryn Bohnet, Tabitha Johnson,
Caden and Jacoby Antrim,
Gabriel and Eli Mahaffy; one sis-
ter, Ann Olson of Belle Fourche,
SD; family friend, Matt Helms
and many nieces, nephews and
friends.
He is preceeded in death by his
parents, Harry and Minnie
Antrim, two sisters-in-law, Gloria
Connot and Sharon Stevicks and
brother-in-law, Ted Olson.
Visitation was Thursday and
Friday at the Faith Area Memo-
rial Chapel and then one hour
prior to services at the Faith
Community Center.
A memorial has been estab-
lished.
Condolences may be sent to the
family at www.funeralhomesof-
caring.com.
You probably already know
that there will be an increase in
Social Security and Supplemental
Security Income (SSI) monthly
payments at the beginning of the
year. If you receive monthly So-
cial Security or SSI payments,
you’ll received a 1.7 percent cost-
of-living adjustment beginning
with your payment for the month
of January 2013.
For people who receive Social
Security retirement benefits,
there’s more good news. In addi-
tion to receiving a little more each
month, you may now earn more
income without offsetting your
benefits because the “earnings
test” numbers also have gone up.
If you have reached your full re-
tirement age (age 66 for anyone
born between 1943 and 1954), the
earnings test does not apply and
you may earn as much money as
you can without any effect on
your benefits. However, if you are
younger than full retirement age,
collecting benefits and still work-
ing, we do offset some of your ben-
efit amount after a certain earn-
ings limit is met. For people
under full retirement age in 2013,
the annual exempt amount is
$15,120 and if you do reach that
limit, we withhold $1 for every $2
above that limit from your
monthly benefit amount. For peo-
ple who retired early, continue
working and will obtain full re-
tirement age in 2013, the annual
exempt amount is $40,080 and we
will withhold $1 for every $3 you
earn over the limit from your
monthly benefits.
You can learn more about the
earnings test and how benefits
may be reduced by visiting our
website, www.socialsecurity.gov,
and searching on the topic “earn-
ings test.”
Find out what your full retire-
ment age is at our Retirement
Age page,
www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/agei
ncrease.htm
Earn and keep more money in 2013
By Deb Imsland Hartford, Social Security Operations Supervisor
ARROW TRANSIT SERVICE
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of each month
Trips to Rapid City, Sturgis & communities in between
Fares to Rapid City are $25.00
For information or a brochure call (605) 374-3189
or Call 967-2001 to arrange a ride!
On Thursday, December 6 at
the 32nd Annual Ag Appreciation
Banquet hosted by the Ag & Nat-
ural Resources Committee of the
Rapid City Area Chamber of
Commerce, Grady and Bernice
Crew were honored with the
Aggie of the Year Award.
The Chamber’s Ag & Natural
Resources Committee established
this special award in 1981, the
award was created to honor indi-
viduals who provide leadership
that has benefited the local area
agriculture community over an
extended period of time.
The Crews were honored for
their lifetime of service in agricul-
ture through the operation of
their successful agri-businesses
including the Crew Crop Insur-
ance Agency, the Badlands Trad-
ing Post and now the Prairie
Homestead.
Grady is the fourth generation
operator of Crew Ranch, Crew
Cattle Company, where he and
Bernice now raise Angus cows
and Charolais calves and grow
wheat and corn. The Crews have
been married since 1978 and have
two children. Their son Caleb is
at home and helps run the ranch
with them, and their daughter
Jamie works as Communications
Officer for the South Dakota De-
partment of Agriculture.
Grady and Bernice have both
played important roles in their
community. Grady has served as
Secretary of Cenex Harvest State,
President of the White River
Grazing District, Director on the
SD Wheat Board, he was on the
Jackson County Soil Conserva-
tion District Board and President
of the Kadoka School Board. Ber-
nice is currently a director on the
Badlands Natural History Associ-
ation.
More than 600 people were
present at the Appreciation Ban-
quet, where South Dakota Secre-
tary of Agriculture Walt Bones
gave the keynote address.
32nd Annual Ag
Appreciation Banquet held
December 26, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 3
Senior Citizens Menu Senior Citizens Menu
Returning Veterans take ad-
vantage of high-tech medical care
through VA Black Hills Health
Care System (BHHCS). Opera-
tion Iraqi Freedom/Operation En-
during Freedom/Operation New
Dawn (OIF/OEF/OND) Veterans
can now utilize telehealth for fol-
low-up, primary care appoint-
ments.
Telehealth offers a digital link
between Veterans in one location
with a medical provider in an-
other geographic location. This
video technology makes it possi-
ble for Veterans to come to one of
VA BHHCS’s community-based
outpatient clinics or VA Medical
Centers and connect with their
medical provider, who may be in
a hospital more than a hundred
miles away.
“We wanted to expand and see
patients where it’s more conven-
ient for them,” said David Cohen,
OIF/OEF/OND Primary Care
Physician Assistant.
Cohen describes telehealth as
similar to a Skype video chat, ex-
cept with much better quality and
with the addition of medical
equipment capable of performing
a comprehensive exam. The tele-
health cart has monitors for two-
way viewing, peripheral
attachments for examining the
ears, eyes, nose and throat, and
contains a total exam camera ex-
tension for taking close-up photos
of a patient’s skin. In the near fu-
ture, medical providers will be
able to transmit and receive heart
and lung sounds clearly with a se-
cure broadband or internet con-
nection and the use of a
stethoscope that is already
equipped on every cart. A tele-
health clinical technician assists
with the exam from the Veteran’s
location.
“I will be able to listen to their
heart and lung sounds over the
machine,” Cohen said. “The tech-
nician will hold a stethoscope up
to the Veteran and I will hear it.
The technician can also hold a
small camera to the Veteran’s ear
or throat so that I can look inside
them. The picture quality is actu-
ally clearer than if I were there,
looking inside myself.”
Cohen says that the telehealth
option is especially appealing to
his patients, as most of them are
of a younger generation and they
embrace new technology like this.
“Younger patients are familiar
with the idea of this kind of tech-
nology,” Cohen said. “They love
the idea that they can use their
time more wisely. With working
and school, they can’t always take
time off for an appointment.”
This new option has become a
big time saver for some Veterans.
“I have patients in North
Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska and
the Pierre area,” Cohen said.
“Why should my Pierre patient
have to drive two hours to the VA
Medical Center for a follow up ap-
pointment that will take 15 min-
utes?”
Cohen is the first primary care
physician to begin utilizing tele-
health for follow up appointments
at VA BHHCS. He has received
overwhelming positive feedback
from his patients and continues to
be excited about this new option
and how it can help Veterans.
“I have the best job in the VA.
I really do,” Cohen said.
VA BHHCS offers modern
care for new Veterans
Over the holidays,
honoring those who
strengthen America
As Americans celebrate the
holiday season, we have a chance
to catch up with family and
friends, count our blessings and
reflect on the year behind us.
Looking back on 2012, I am
proud of those across rural Amer-
ica who stayed resilient in the
face of disaster. They managed
farms, ranches and Main Street
businesses through a record
drought, an historic hurricane,
and more. Ultimately, their hard
work kept the momentum of rural
America going strong.
I’m thankful for the thousands
of men and women who, year in
and year out, step up to serve our
nation. I know that many of these
military service members come
from our small towns and rural
communities – and that no mat-
ter where they’re from, each is a
hero to our nation. They’re sta-
tioned around the world today
and many will spend their holi-
days away from family and
friends, so that we can be safely
at home with ours.
I am further grateful at this
time of year for the service and
sacrifice of our 22 million Ameri-
can veterans – more than 6 mil-
lion of whom live, work and raise
their families in rural America.
Finally I am heartened that so
many Americans stand up during
the holidays to help those who are
struggling. Volunteers from our
smallest towns to our biggest
cities are helping ensure that no
one goes hungry over the holidays
– especially our children. They’re
making sure that everyone has a
warm place to sleep. They’re
working hard to make sure every
family the chance to have a spe-
cial holiday celebration.
I hope that everyone who is
Ag Secretary Vilsack’s Column
able will give some of their time
during the holidays, and beyond,
because every minute we give
strengthens the resilience of our
nation.
As we celebrate the holiday
season, we have much to be
thankful for. I hope that you’ll
join me in saying “thank you” to
those who keep us going strong as
a nation – from the brave men
and women defending our free-
dom around the world, to the vol-
unteers who strengthen our
communities here at home.
Wherever you are during this
special time of year, I wish you a
happy and safe holiday.
All meals served with milk and
bread. Menu subject to change
without notice.
Mon. Dec. 24-Tue. Jan. 1: No
Meals
Wed. Jan. 2: Beef Stew,
Pineapple Tidbits, Brown Rice
Pudding w/Topping, Cranberry
Juice
Thur. Jan. 3: Ham & Potato
Omelet, Green Beans, Plums,
Cinnamon Roll
Fri. Jan. 4: Chicken Caccia-
tore, Baked Potato, Broccoli, Ap-
plesauce
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — After
passing both the Senate and the
House, legislation with provisions
authored by Senators Tim John-
son (D-S.D.) and John Thune (R-
S.D.) to expedite payments to
school districts in federally im-
pacted areas will soon be signed
into law. Their amendment, in-
cluded in the Fiscal Year 2013
National Defense Authorization
Act (NDAA), will improve the Im-
pact Aid program’s efficiency by
simplifying payment calculation,
resulting in the ability for school
districts to receive payments in a
more timely manner. As a mem-
ber of the bicameral conference
committee that reconciled the dif-
ferences between the House and
Senate versions of the Fiscal Year
2013 NDAA, Representative
Kristi Noem worked to ensure the
Senate-passed Impact Aid provi-
sion remained in the final version
of the bill.  
“The inclusion of these provi-
sions is a great step forward in
improving funding certainty for
South Dakota schools that are im-
pacted by a federal presence in
their district,” said
Johnson.   “The provisions we
pushed for will expedite pay-
ments to school districts and re-
duce administrative burdens.
This was the product of extensive
bipartisan collaboration and will
greatly benefit school districts in
our states that rely heavily on
this funding.”
“School districts need certainty
from the federal government
about what to budget for annual
Impact Aid revenues,” said
Thune. “Due to complicated pay-
ment formulas, Impact Aid dis-
tricts in South Dakota have
suffered from persistently late
distribution of these funds, plac-
ing an unfair burden on school
districts to cover the shortfall. I
am pleased that Congress has
acted to include our amendment
to accelerate Impact Aid pay-
ments and look forward to the
president signing this bill into
law.”
“This is a win for our South
Dakota schools,” said Noem.
“South Dakota schools impacted
by federal lands face unique fund-
ing challenges. As a conferee on
this legislation, I was proud to be
a strong advocate for these Im-
pact Aid provisions that will en-
sure our schools get critical
funding more quickly.”
Impact Aid school districts re-
ceive direct payments from the
federal government to compen-
sate for the federal presence
within their school districts, such
as military bases and tribal land.
In recent years, districts have ex-
perienced a delay in receiving
payments, which puts additional
financial burdens on already
cash-strapped school districts.
The amendment sponsored by
Senators Johnson and Thune re-
places a highly subjective “high-
est and best” formula, which at-
tempts to determine the value of
federal property based on the
value of adjacent non-federal
property.  The formula bred a
highly inefficient payment
process and was subject to local
interpretation by assessors. The
legislation establishes a simpler
formula that will remove subjec-
tivity from the process. Addition-
ally, a provision was included to
ensure current districts receive a
comparably similar payment to
the amount they received under
the previous formula. The legisla-
tion will prevent the need for the
U.S. Department of Education to
conduct regular, lengthy, re-
source-intensive audits of a school
district’s annual Impact Aid ap-
plication. These audits have re-
sulted in delayed payments to
every eligible school district.
The legislation also clarifies
how children who have been tem-
porarily relocated off federal mil-
itary property should be counted
during the duration of a base
housing renovation, repair, mod-
ernization, or demolition project.
Finally, the legislation includes
the stand-alone Murray-Thune
“Impact Aid Timely Repayment
Act of 2011” (S. 595), which will
require the U.S. Department of
Education to make final pay-
ments to Impact Aid schools
within two years of the funds
being appropriated, rather than
the current six years. 
Delegation advances Impact Aid
provisions that clear House and Senate
Page 4• December 26, 2012 • The Faith Independent
Faith News By Loretta Passolt
Margaret Rae ‘Peggy’ Bock-
man, age 76, of Hot Springs, SD,
passed away December 24, 2012,
at Rapid City Regional Hospital
in Rapid City, SD.
Survivors include sons, Bill
(JoLynne) Bockman of Fairmont,
MN; Steve (Margaret) Bockman
of Greybull, WY; daughters,
Tammy (Greg) Trout of Casper,
WY; Lori (Mark) Peloquin of
Casper; Jill (Alan) Siers of Love-
land, CO; brother, William (Joan)
Robb of Dexter, NM; sisters, Car-
olyn (Harold) Kosel of Mound
City, SD; Cherrell ‘Cherry’
Myrvik of Edgemont, SD; Pearl
(Dick) Myrvik of Edgemont; Mar-
lene (Reldon) Doyle of Rapid City,
SD; nine grandchildren and one
great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at
10:00 a.m., Friday, December 28,
2012 at McColley’s Chapel of the
Hills in Hot Springs with Pastor
Bill Russow officiating. Visitation
will be held one hour prior to the
funeral service.
Interment will be at 2:00 p.m.,
Friday, December 28, 2012 at
Black Hills National Cemetery
near Sturgis, SD.
Arrangements have been
placed in the care of McColley’s
Chapel of the Hills in Hot
Springs. Written condolences
may be made at www.mccol-
leyschapels.com.
Margaret “Peggy” Bockman
Obituary
Hope everyone had a Merry
Christmas. The weather cooper-
ated at least, except for it getting
darned cold over the weekend and
continuing yet. Those cold tem-
peratures made it pretty tough to
get vehicles started. We had
about an inch of snow on Sunday.
It came down slowly off and on all
day long.
Quinn Tivis was the lucky win-
ner of the wooden barn given
away at Faith Lumber last week.
Quinn is the grandson of Augie
and Dawn Laurenz.
Dave and Eldora Fischbach
had several guests for Christmas
at their house in Rapid City.
Brother Bob from Omaha, NE,
brother André, MaryAnne and
family, and Dean, Susan and
David Isaacs from Lanesville, IN.
André and family also visited her
folks, the Erks, who live in
Newell.
Diane and Raymond Isaacs
spent Christmas Eve at the home
of Richard and Barb Isaacs, along
with Jack, Wanda, David and
Jim.
Danny Miles went to Spearfish
and celebrated Christmas with
his mother, Esther, and brother
Ron.
We celebrated Christmas early
at our house this year. The kids,
Wes, Nick, Melissa and Jeremy
and Hunter were all here over the
weekend. Melissa, Jeremy and
Hunter left Monday right after
breakfast to have dinner with his
family, and Nick and Wes left
after dinner. Wes had trouble get-
ting his car started so it was al-
most 3:00 before he got out of
here. Christmas Day was pretty
quiet around our house. We had a
great time though while they
were here, eating way too much,
visiting, playing games, opening
gifts, etc. Nick, Melissa, Jeremy
and Hunter were heading to
Wyoming on Wednesday morning
to snowmobile for several days.
The basketball boys will be
traveling to Hettinger for a game
next Thursday night, Jan. 3rd.
The girls will be hosting Dupree
on Friday. January 4th. On Sat-
urday, 5th, the boys and girls
head to Harding County for a
double-header beginning at noon.
The library is open during
Christmas vacation. They will be
open on Dec. 27 & 28 from 9 AM
– 1 PM; and Jan. 3 & 4 from 9 AM
– 1 PM. Regular open hours will
resume on Jan. 7 when school
starts.
I know there were plenty of
you out there who had company
for Christmas. I hope you’ll share
it with us in next week’s news.
Have a safe and Happy New
Year!
The Lady Horns traveled to
LaPlant on December 6th for
their first game of the season.
The JV team played the Eagle
Butte JV team and came up just
a little short.
Quarter Scores  
Faith    6-8-15-21
E B       7-15-28-30
Stats: Brandi Enright  2 pt, 5
reb, 1 assist;   Tanielle Arneson  4
pts, 4 reb, 1 assist;   Tori Simon-
son  2 pts, 1 reb, 2 assists;   Katie
Bogue  1 pt,  4 reb;   Teagan Engel
8 pts, 9 reb;   Michaelah Martin  4
pts, 6 reb
The varsity girls were led by
Tearnee Nelson with 21 points for
their easy win over Tiospaye
Topa. Marissa Collins added 18
points and Shanna Selby had 15.
Stats: Tearnee Nelson  21 pts, 4
reb, 7 assts, 10 stls;  Katy Miller
The Lady Longhorns hosted
Kadoka on Saturday, December
8th in a double header with the
boys.
The JV girls led the Kadoka
Kougars in a close game.
Quarter Scores     
Faith     10-14-24-32
Kadoka  7-11-18-28
Stats: Brandi Enright  8 pts, 9
reb; Tanielle Arneson 4 pts, 3 reb;
Tori Simonson 4 pts, 2 assts; Bon-
nie Lutz  2 reb; Katie Bogue 2 pts,
1 asst, 2 reb; Teagan Engel 8 pts,
2 assts, 3 reb; Michaelah Martin
6 pts, 4 reb.
The varsity girls had a pretty
easy time of it over the Kougars.
Tearnee Nelson led with 17
points followed by Marissa
Collins with 13.
Quarter Scores    
Faith    14-19-40-53
Kadoka   9-20-26-32
10 pts, 4 reb, 1 asst, 3 stls; Madi-
son Vance   10 pts, 1 reb, 2
stls; Shanna Selby 15 pts, 8 assts,
3 reb, 1 stl;  Marissa Collins  18
pts, 3 assts, 4 reb, 2 stls;  Paige
Brink  2 reb, 1 stl;  Michaelah
Martin  2 pts, 1 asst, 4 reb; Ash-
ton Delbridge  8 pts, 1 reb; Brandi
Enright  4 pts; Tanielle Arneson
2 pts; Bonnie Lutz  2 pts;  Katie
Bogue  2 pts.
Stats: Tearnee Nelson 17 pts, 5
assts, 3 reb, 6 stls;  Katy Miller  8
pts, 3 reb, 6 stls; Madison Vance
2 pts, 1 asst, 3 reb, 1 stl;  Shanna
Selby 6 pts, 8 assts, 4 reb, 3 stls,
1 charge taken;  Marissa Collins
13 pts, 2 assts, 8 reb, 3 blocks, 1
stl;  Paige Brink  5 pts, 1 asst, 2
reb, 3 stls;   Ashton Delbridge  2
pts, 2 reb.
Lady Longhorns open season with an easy win
Ladies win over Kadoka
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December 26, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 5
Dead and then alive
again
I have a number of patients
who are enjoying life years after
having a sudden death experience
because they had the good fortune
being near someone who could
provide cardiopulmonary resusci-
tation or CPR.
Of course there are times when
people are certainly dying, when
CPR would only cause more suf-
fering, and when resuscitation
should not be done. That, how-
ever, is another story for another
day.
CPR is an emergency effort of
chest compressions, circulating
blood, keeping the body alive, es-
pecially to the vulnerable brain,
until the heart can be shocked
back into a life sustaining rhythm
by a defibrillator. CPR is simply
done by placing the heel of one
hand on the chest, two inches up
from the bottom of the breast-
plate, and with the help of the
other hand, compressing the
chest down two inches at a rate of
100 or more beats per minute…
one-and-two-and…to the rate of
the Bee Gees song “Staying
Alive…” That’s it. Anyone can do
it.
Recently we have learned that
the most important component of
CPR is the chest compression,
and not the mouth-to-mouth
breathing. In fact studies show
compression-only CPR by the lay
public has a higher success rate
than CPR with mouth-to-mouth.
The exception is when halted
breathing is the likely problem
such as drowning, drug overdose,
or arrests in children.
Most of the time sudden death
is due to a heart that is not beat-
ing at all, or is beating way too
fast. This in turn is due to many
reasons, from a blockage of blood
flow through coronary arteries, a
weakened dilated heart, or even a
baseball or hockey-puck strike to
the middle of the chest.
Whatever the reason, 5-30% of
those who receive CPR will sur-
vive, mostly without brain injury,
because CPR tides them over
until the electrical shock returns
a life sustaining heart rhythm.
The sad news is that more
than 50% of those people who
could benefit will not have CPR
because bystanders or family are
afraid they might do something
wrong, which is simply not true.
The big mistake is NOT TO
START CPR.
So if you come upon a situation
where someone, who might bene-
fit from more years of life, sud-
denly stops breathing and there is
no pulse, then don’t delay…one
and two and…“Ah, ah, ah, ah,
Stayin’ Alive…”
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
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The Prairie Doc Perspective
Dr. Richard Holms, MD
Third through sixth grade performed … "The World Says Merry Christmas" while playing
recorders and ukuleles at the school Christmas concert on Monday, December 17th.
Photo by Marcia Samuelson
Preschool through 8th grade … ended the concert by singing "Go in Peace."
Photo by Marcia Samuelson
The Lady Longhorns brought
home a loss and a win from Het-
tinger on December 14th.
The JV lost in a very close
game. They were ahead at the
end of the first quarter but that
was their only lead, losing 22-19.
Quarter Scores   
Faith       6-9-11-
19
Hettinger     4-12-16-22
Stats: Brandi Enright  2 pts, 6
reb, 1 steal;  Tanielle Arneson  3
pts, 1 assist, 2 reb; Tori Simon-
son  8 pts, 1 assist, 1 reb; Katie
Bogue  6 reb;  Teagan Engel 2
pts,1 assist, 4 reb;  Michaelah
Martin 4 pts, 1 assist, 8 reb.
The varsity had their third win
of the season. Once again, senior
Tearnee Nelson was high scorer
with 27 points.
Quarter Scores    
Faith   18-33-52-66
Hettinger      11-20-22-34
Stats: Tearnee Nelson  27 pts,
2 assists, 5 reb, 2 blocks, 4 steals;
Katy Miller  3 pts, 1 assist, 3 reb;
Madison Vance 6 pts, 1 assist, 5
reb, 1 charge taken; Shanna
Selby 11 pts, 9 assists, 6 reb, 1
charge taken, 3 steals;  Marissa
Collins 13 pts, 12 reb, 2 blocks, 1
steal; Paige Brink  4 pts, 6 reb, 1
Lady Longhorns get win and loss at Hettinger
steal; Ashton Delbridge  2 assists,
4 reb.
Page 6 • December 26, 2012 • The Faith Independent
I was attending BHSU in 1992
for my pre-mortuary credits, but
since my youth I had always been
interested in flying. I had about
38 hours of flying time in by early
November, so I rented a Cessna
172 at Spearfish, SD, and set out
on the first of three legs of a long
cross country solo flight. The
flight was uneventful to Miles
City, MT. I refueled and visited
with the Flight Service Station
about weather. They informed me
that there was a good chance of
fog, low ceilings and poor visibil-
ity after the sun set that evening.
So I filed a flight plan to Lemmon,
SD and hustled back to N1373E
to get going.
At about Bowman, ND heading
east, I began having to fly lower
to stay below the decreasing ceil-
ing. US Highway 12 became a
nice strip below me to navigate to
Lemmon. The clouds kept push-
ing me closer to the ground and at
Hettinger, ND I was probably
only 500 feet above the earth.
When I flew over Hettinger, at
about the Hettinger Cemetery
and the Hospital, Highway 12
curves a bit to the northeast. Try-
ing to navigate by keeping that
strip below me and off to my left,
following that curve at 100 knots,
I must have climbed a bit and in-
advertently entered “The Soup”. I
started a left hand turn to per-
form a 180 and head back WEST
where there was more room be-
tween the bottom of the clouds
and the earth. My left hand turn
180 became a climbing and diving
360 to a 540 to a 720 or so. In my
disorientation, while still in a left
hand turn, the engine on the 172
began to “rev up”, yet my hand
wasn’t on the throttle. I was try-
ing to establish visual contact
with the ground, in order to not
hit it, but I was in a turning dive,
a.k.a. “Graveyard Spiral”. When I
could see the ground through my
windshield, it was in the form of
rocks and sagebrush! I pulled
back on the yoke and thought,
“this is it”.
I have no way of guessing how
close I came to impacting the
earth, but somewhere east or
northeast of Hettinger, it was
TOO Close! My luck hadn’t run
out yet and I was still flying.
Every instructor I have ever had
told me, “no matter what situa-
tion or emergency, keep flying the
airplane”. So that’s what I did
and back up into the soup, I went.
After I had re-oriented myself
and the aircraft was in a westerly
heading, I saw a glow of orange
below me to my left, like a strip in
the fog. I descended, thinking it
was the street lights along High-
way 12 through Hettinger, then
the Mirror Lake Lodge Motel sign
passed by my right wingtip. I was
heading west! I knew that the
Hettinger Airport was west of
town and north of the highway.
After a few short seconds and a
slight right turn, once west of
Hettinger, I saw the end lights of
runway 30. In the fog, I lined up
on those lights and touched down
safely and taxied onto the ramp.
Back in those days, each state
had its own Flight Service Sta-
tion. When I called from Het-
tinger to cancel my flight plan,
Grand Forks didn’t have one on
me, since my destination was
Lemmon, SD. Grand Forks didn’t
communicate with Huron, SD
Flight Service to cancel my flight.
After a quick phone call to my
mother in Lemmon, I told her
that I had made it to Hettinger.
She informed me that Eldon, my
dad, was meeting with a family at
the Hettinger Funeral Home and
that I could just ride back with
him. I caught a ride in from the
airport and recall sitting on the
bumper of a vehicle and watching
the fog roll by in near-zero visibil-
ity and remember praying and
thanking God for getting me
through that one. To say the
least, it did rattle me after I was
safely on the ground. Pilots talk
about kissing the ground after
certain flights and that was one of
them for me!
About 30 minutes after I called
Mom back in Lemmon, she re-
ceived a call from Huron Flight
Service, since my flight had not
been cancelled. Huron could see
that the weather was doing up in
that part of the country and knew
the terrible flight conditions.
When asked if she’d heard from
me or if she knew where I was,
my mom told the Flight Service
person, “Oh, don’t worry. Every-
thing is fine. Greg’s at the Fu-
neral Home”. The phone was
silent for a few moments as the
Flight Service person didn’t quite
know what to say! Realizing what
she said, my mom quickly told the
Flight Service, “Greg landed in
Hettinger. We own funeral
homes!” I wasn’t the only person
that night breathing a sigh or two
of relief! - Greg Jensen
The above happening gives an
introduction to quickness in
which the next 25 years passed
for Evanson Jensen. Yes, we still
have the Horse Drawn Hearse,
but have added aircraft to the
transportation segment, as well
as joining the “computer age”.
1987-2012 went by so quickly, but
as they say, once you’re 50, “hang
on” for the downhill slide! I’m still
looking for the typewriters we
used to have around.
In 1987 we did manage to have
an observation of the 75th An-
niversary, with the main concen-
tration of effort involving the
Evanson Jensen Furniture oper-
ation, with open houses at the Fu-
neral Homes as well. We printed
a large circular that was distrib-
uted in all the area shoppers and
weekly papers. It was set and laid
out at the printer’s workroom.
Eight full pages were set up and
many trips back and forth to the
printer. Much time and effort was
made to come up with each arti-
cle, picture and “slick” as we
called them of furniture specials,
stories of our employees, and
statements of purpose. During
the 1987-2012 period, we can con-
firm the need to transition to the
computer age.
This was distributed in all the
printed media in our trade area
and was the basis for numerous
radio ads. Yes, Evanson Jensen
Furniture was a large part of the
total operation until we sold the
building and closed the doors on
Dec. 31, 1998…..86 1/2 years after
R.S. started the dual operation.
I might as well say it like it
was. It was not an easy decision
to make, good help was becoming
more difficult if not impossible to
find and Jack Rafferty had re-
tired because of health reasons.
Jack was our longest tenured em-
ployee and the finest flooring
technician one could find, always
taking care of our customer’s
needs. He also excelled when
helping at the funeral home. Ray
Huber, had finished his training
in funeral service and had transi-
tioned his interests to that area,
even though Jack had trained
him well in the furniture and
flooring department. Ross Mil-
liken, funeral director, had moved
on, Jeff Haase went to work for
the local manufacturer, and other
much shorter term employees
came and went. At 56, my 18 hour
days were becoming a little ex-
hausting.  Jeff Haase, Jack Raf-
ferty, Ray Huber, Alice Ashmore,
Dave Jensen, Fred Bubbers, Troy
Hight, Greg Jensen, Curt Jerde,
Eyvonne Langehough, Eldon,
Mary Jean, Ollie, Evie, Vi Kost-
elecky at the grand opening of
Evanson Jensen Furniture loca-
tion on 1st Ave. W. We operated
there from 1993 until Dec. of 1998
We had two funerals going on
at the same time, and I had taken
both sets of memorial folders with
pictures to the local printer. At
the time, we were able to get the
printing done by the time of the
funeral or the morning thereof.
So the memorial folders arrived
back at the funeral home as we
were ready to load the casket,
equipment, flowers and stands…
..but the pictures were reversed!
Mrs. “X’s” picture was on Mrs.
“Y’s” folder and vice versa. Back
to the printer they went. It was
the first, last and only time we
handed out the Memorial Folders
as the family and attendees left
the church. We moved into the
computer and printing age not
long after.
But I need to go back to 1987
when we established the Faith
Area Memorial Chapel, in my
hometown. The community was
very receptive and wanted to be-
come a full service community.
We were the closest funeral home
at 70 miles north. Lavonne But-
ler, ranchwife, newspaper editor
and former Mayor, was our first
Assistant in Faith. Then in 1991
the Belle Fourche community ex-
pressed an interest in us and we
established the Funeral Home of
the Northern Hills with former
employee Ross Milliken. Would-
n’t you know it, when working on
the building in Belle Fourche, our
friend and neighbor to the west,
Lyle Walby of Hettinger called
and wanted to retire. So 1991 be-
came the year of consolidation
and expansion for Evanson
Jensen, and the many 18 hour
days that I referred to above. But
the quality of service ingrained by
the Evanson’s was not to be left
behind. With the help of family
and locally raised and trained fu-
neral professionals, the years un-
eventfully sped by.
It was pouring down rain at
the graveside service. And not
many times did we hear a com-
plaint in West River Country.
The tent had served its purpose
but all were going to get wet on
the way to their vehicles in this
rural setting. Ray had finished
his sealing of the vault and duties
following the graveside service,
but couldn’t find the Pastor who
had ridden with him in the fu-
neral coach. He made a few
glances here and there and pre-
sumed the Pastor had caught a
ride with others and jumped into
the driver’s seat. Looking in the
back he found the Pastor prone on
the floor with his stole around his
neck and pinched in the door!
You probably don’t know that the
three rear doors of a funeral coach
do not have inside handles….nor
did the preacher. Ray ran around
to the back door with the stole
hanging out, opened it and re-
leased the pastor. He said, “I just
ran to the closest door, jumped in,
pulled the door shut and found
out I’d “roped” myself with my
stole.” They both had a good
chuckle on the way back to the
church for coffee!
So, in our work, the smallest
detail can make such a difference,
like keeping our eye on the
preacher! And we see that as
well in the preparation of obitu-
ary information, printing of me-
morial folders with pictures, and
other personalization that we pro-
vide, many by computer and the
elaborate programs available for
such tasks. With the new tech-
nology and the preparation skills
of staff, we continue to achieve
our goals of providing funeral
service with caring. We regis-
tered the trademark “Funeral
Homes of Caring®” and with con-
tinued membership in the Inter-
national Order of the Golden
Rule, have tried to live up to the
expectations of the trademark
since.
Remember when I mentioned
the old handwritten, and the
typed pages in the “record books”
previously? Today, most of the
legal filings and recordings, noti-
fications, funeral announcements
and the recordings in those books
are accomplished through the in-
ternet and computer. At present,
there are over 220 e-mail ad-
dresses that get immediate noti-
fication of pending funerals on
our Website www.funeralhome-
sofcaring.com. I wonder if we re-
ally accomplish more in less time
with these electronics, while yet
under normal circumstances a fu-
neral service is still held in 4 days
from the date of death. I am not
that old, but will admit getting of
the age that I appreciate the
younger generation taking over
these tasks. I had full control of
a telephone, typewriter, fax ma-
chine, and could take a picture to
the printer. I also remember back
to the time when a couple phone
calls to secure casketbearers on a
rural party line would be ade-
quate notification for an upcom-
ing service.
So, I blame the speed with
which the past 25 years have
passed, on the new technology in-
troduced in every business and
profession. Computers, copiers,
scanners, high speed printers, cell
phones, the internet and air-
planes and the fact that once you
are past 50 and on the downhill
slide, you’d “best hang on”, has
come true. Mary Jean and I “re-
tired” in Dec. 2007 and we’re still
trying to hang on. We enjoy try-
ing to be at all of 10 grandchil-
dren’s birthdays and special
occasions with all the family.
And we must admit we enjoy
being called to help at the funeral
homes during the spring, summer
and early fall. Once retired, one
needs to do as much of the work
one loves (being of help to griev-
ing families) and as little of the
work you had to do that was un-
comfortable as possible (getting
up all hours of the night). as pos-
sible. It has been quite a trip for
a ranch kid from Faith, SD, but
because of a great partner/tutor,
fantastic employees and a wife
and family of supporters, it is
now our 100rth Anniversary of
Evanson Jensen.
But, now it is time to move
onto the next generation serving
our families. Son, Greg is now
the owner of Evanson Jensen, the
pilot who wrote the opening arti-
cle. 
He now has over 4500 hours in
the air and is a Commercial Multi
Engine/Instrument Rated Pilot.
The fall following his safe landing
in Hettinger, his mother and I
even rode with him in a similar
rented plane to a football game in
Pine Ridge….and many times
since, in the aircraft of the firm.
He was licensed in funeral service
in 1995. He managed a funeral
home in Minnesota for a year
after graduation from the Univ. of
Minn. and joined Evanson Jensen
in 1996. A Cessna 206 was pur-
chased that year with the inspec-
tion and approval of longtime
pilots, mechanics and friends,
Raymond Kolb and Mike Ginther.
This craft enhanced the removals
and deliveries for the firm
greatly, as well as Greg’s love of
flying. Flying the Cessna for
three years for the business, he
built hours and continued his
training to get his Instrument
Rating followed by a Commercial
Multi Engine Rating in order to
pursue a flying career. He left to
fly for Alpine Aviation in Mon-
tana in the fall of 1999 and be-
came a Captain for them in the
spring of 2000. He had finished a
route back into Billings, MT in
the early morning hours of Tues
Coontinued on Page 7
The fourth 25 years for Evanson Jensen
By Greg and Eldon Jensen
December 26, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 7
day, Sept. 11, 2001, just hours be-
fore the terrorist attack on the
“twin towers”. Much more col-
lapsed on that day. All Aircraft
were grounded until days later.
An interesting note in Greg’s log
book is the next flight he was as-
signed the Friday following. He
and good friend, fellow pilot,
Kelly Lynch took an Alpine
Beechcraft 99 Airliner from
Billings, MT to Columbus, Ohio
on a “spur of the moment charter”
for Alpine. They flew medical
supplies and donated blood from
Ohio to Salt Lake City the next
day. Kelly, a fellow Captain, died
a few years later in an accident
while flying for Alpine Air in
Billings. In 2003, Greg returned
to Evanson Jensen Funeral
Homes and began his family,
marrying Tonya Evenson, from
Hettinger in 2004. Their first
daughter, Ella Dayne was born
that year. Laela Marie followed
in 2006 and Jaeda Kathryn in
2009.
Ray began working for Evan-
son-Jensen Furniture in March of
1981, with a clear statement that
he wasn’t interested in working
at the funeral home. How that all
changed. He began his internship
under Evie Evanson in 1985 and
attended college. During the sum-
mers he continued his internship
at the funeral home and worked
at the furniture store. He at-
tended Dallas Institute of Fu-
neral Service in 1987, graduating
in the spring of 1988. He became
a Licensed Funeral Director in
July of 1988, and is now our
longest term employee. His tech-
nical skills are exemplary and
recognized by thankful families.
He married Marshel (Johnson)
Day and has continued to live in
Lemmon since.
Matt Barnes
Matt Barnes first experience
with Evanson-Jensen Funeral
Home and the "funeral" industry
came in 2002. As he stated, “I
worked for a local Bank, and
would establish Prepaid Funeral
Trust Accounts for the Funeral
Home. Eldon, Greg, Ray or Derek
would drop off the trust paper-
work, and I would handle the
rest. The subject of me trying an
"internship" to see if I was inter-
ested in the work came up. I said
"NO", many times but, finally
after realizing it would be easier
to try it than to keep saying "NO".
I completed the paperwork, and
within a week received my intern-
ship license. I still remember my
first "call", it was with Greg. I ob-
served, asked questions and from
there on knew what I wanted to
do. My first internship ended in
2003 and I moved to Bismarck,
ND. However, my desire to get
back into funeral work never left
and 4 1/2 years later the opportu-
nity arose. I decided that becom-
ing a funeral director was what I
wanted to do and in 2007, with
the help and support of my fam-
ily, Eldon and Mary Jean and
Greg Jensen, I moved back to
Lemmon, SD with my wife,
Stacey and two daughters, Sierra
and Emma. I began working for
the funeral home in December of
2007 and completed my intern-
ship. I graduated from Mortuary
School (AAMI) in New York in
April of 2012 and passed my Na-
tional Board examination in May
and am completing my studies of
the South Dakota State Board of
Funeral Service Exam for licen-
sure.” Matt is a member of Cal-
vary Lutheran Church, the
Lemmon Masonic Lodge #151
A.F. & A.M. and the NAJA
Shrine.
Lonnie Stippich, Hettinger,
has assisted the directors of
Evanson Jensen on a part time
basis for the past three years. He
is retired from the ND State
Highway Department and enjoys
his involvement with our firms.
Jennifer Johnson, Mott, joined
Evanson Jensen as a Funeral As-
sistant in August of this year.
Her several years of experience
with families as the Secretary for
St. Vincent Catholic Church gives
her, with this career change, in-
sight in serving the families of
various churches and communi-
ties in the area.
Karen Price, ranch wife from
Maurine (and my niece, Greg’s
cousin) helps us with services and
visitations in the Faith area.
And I would be remiss in my
writing if I did not mention Dar-
lene and Walter Kallis who
worked as our assistants for
many years. Living in Mott, since
retiring from dairy farming, they
became valuable members of the
community and of the Evanson
Jensen team. Walter passed
away this past summer and Dar-
lene is still available to assist, if
she isn’t busy with other inter-
ests.
Also, Vernon “Evie” Evanson
passed away in April of 2012, just
two months before the actual an-
niversary of the firm’s founding.
Our longtime partner had 26
years and 3 months of retirement,
most of which was enjoyable. We
wish he could have been with us
for the 100th Birthday of the firm
that his father started. His wife,
Ollie still resides at Five Counties
Nursing Home in Lemmon.
So now we close four chapters
of the history of Evanson Jensen.
We hope you have enjoyed the
readings of our business/profes-
sion and the people involved.
More could have been revealed
that was never previously written
or even talked about, like son
David’s driving the funeral coach
at age two, backing into a tree; or
the lady that elevated and shim-
mied at the firing of the Honor
Guard’s rifles during a Military
Interment; or on a more serious
note, the personal observation to
adjustments made by families
during what we call the “3 day
miracle”. No one or no profession
is entrusted with the care of a
family’s most prized possession or
feelings, and now we have been
honored with that trust for 100
years. Thank you!
Eldon Jensen
Evanson Jensen
Continued from Page 6
The Lady Horns traveled to
New Underwood for a giame on
December 11th.
The JV had a battle to the end,
winning by 3 points.
Quarter Scores   
Faith     2-6-10-20
N. U.     6-10-12-17
Stats: Brandi Enright  2 pts, 4
reb, 1 steal; Tanielle Arneson  8
pts, 1 assist, 2 reb, 2 steals; Tori
Simonson  2 pts, 2 assists, 2 reb:
Katie Bogue 1 assist, 3 reb; Tea-
gan Engel 8 reb, 1 steal; Michae-
lah Martin 8 pts, 1 assist, 5 reb.
The varsity girls had a much
easier time over New Underwood.
Quarter Scores   
Faith     18-34-46-70
N.U.      6-12-24-34
Tearnee Nelson and Shanna
Selby led the Lady Horns with 24
and 18 points respectively.
Stats: Tearnee Nelson 24 pts, 4
assists, 2 reb, 6 steals; Katy
Miller  4 pts, 4 assists, 2 steals;
Madison Vance 7 pts, 1 assist, 4
reb, 1 steal; Shanna Selby 18 pts,
2 assists, 2 reb, 6 steals; Marissa
Collins  7 pts, 2 assists, 10 reb, 2
blocks, 3 steals; Paige Brink  1 as-
sist, 6 reb, 3 blocks;  Ashton Del-
bridge 8 pts, 9 reb, 1 block;
Michaelah Martin  2 pts, 1 reb;
Tori Simonson  1 assist.
Lady Horns win
at New
Underwood
Energy drinks are reaching
their peak in popularity and con-
tinue to sell mass quantities to
their youthful target audience.
These drinks claim to stimulate
the mind and body plus provide a
boost of energy but can have ad-
verse effects when mixed with al-
cohol. Lately teens have been
mixing these energy drinks with
alcohol as a means of getting a
high without getting sleepy.
Parents need to be aware of
teens who may be mixing these
energy drinks with alcohol. Fa-
tigue is the body's way of saying
it's had enough to drink.” By
using energy drinks the body is
fooled into thinking you’re not as
tired or drunk as you really are.
"Even though (the energy
drink) has stimulants in it, the al-
cohol is still going to have similar
effects on you," Steve Clarke, Di-
rector of Alcohol Abuse Preven-
tion Center said. "Youth may feel
more alert but actually the alco-
hol is having the same effect on
you. So you might perceive that
you are less impaired when in ac-
tuality you are not less impaired."
High levels of caffeine can
boost heart rate and blood pres-
sure, causing palpitations, ac-
cording to National Institute of
Health. Mixing these drinks with
alcohol further increases the risk
of heart rhythm problems.
*Information fromMixing Alco-
hol & Energy Drinks May Spell
Disaster by Keith Gambrel
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4-H Club celebrates Christmas
The 212 Guys and Gals 4-H
Club met Thursday, December 20
in Mr. Shoemaker’s room for the
sole purpose of exchanging
Christmas gifts.
Hospital in Boston, brain develop-
ment is very active during the
teen years and when adolescents
add alcohol and other drugs to
their body, they are changing the
way their brain develops. Dr.
Jensen goes on to say that drugs,
including alcohol, have a longer
lasting effect on teen brains af-
Teens may act invincible...and
most of the time they THINK
they are invincible, but when it
comes to drugs and alcohol, youth
are more vulnerable that adults
to harmful effects on the brain
researchers reported at Neuro-
science 2010. According to Dr.
Frances Jensen of the Children’s
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4-H Club News
The Kindergarten and 1st grade classes …presented a little musical play called "The Mitten"
at the Christmas concert on Monday, Dec. 17th. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
The Preschool … performed a lively rendition of "Snowman Jump" at the school's Christmas con-
cert. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
The club plans to go ice skating
in Rapid City on December 22.
Our next meeting will be in
January and we will do demon-
strations.
Mikenzy Miller, Secretary
fecting the building blocks of
learning and memory.
This happens because there
are more receptors developing in
adolescent brains for drugs to
bind to. Furthermore, research
indicates that IQ can perma-
nently decrease in teens who use
drugs like alcohol and marijuana.
Another study done at the Har-
vard Medical School found that
teens who used drugs before the
age of 16 performed worse on
tests of cognitive flexibility, the
ability to change your response to
something based on what is hap-
pening at the moment. Teen
brains are wired to learn handily
and quickly, unfortunately this
“brain flexibility” also makes
addiction occur a lot quicker and
stronger and longer.
Dr. Jensen states, “Parents
need to stop saying, ’Oh, he’ll be
fine.” Alcohol is a drug....and it
does significant damage to devel-
oping minds.
*Information from Dr. Frances
Jensen, The Teenage Brain, Chil-
dren’s Hospital Boston
#13, Triston Delbridge … goes up to shoot for two points
during the game against the Timber Lake Panthers.
Photo by Marcia Samuelson
Keep up with your city,
school, and county...
Read the Legals
December 26, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 9
#10, Susan Wilken … shoots for a basket during the jr. high
game against Timber Lake on Tuesday, December 18th.
Photo by Marcia Samuelson
#18, Penny Welter … brings the ball down the court while
avoiding a Panther. The girls went on to win with the score of 33 to
22. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
The Lady Longhorns hosted
Timber Lake on December 18th.
The JV lost in a real squeaker,
19-18. They trailed by 7 at the
end of the third quarter and
pulled within one at the end.
Quarter Scores    
Faith           4-4-6-18
T.L.             4-6-13-19
Stats: Brandi Enright  4 pts, 1
reb, 1 steal; Tanielle Arneson 4
pts, 2 steals; Tori Simonson  4 pts,
8 reb, 1 steal; Bonnie Lutz  1 reb;
Katie Bogue 1 pt, 3 reb, 1 steal;
Teagan Engel 5 pts, 4 reb.  
Tearnee Nelson and Marissa
Collins led the Ladies in scoring
in the varsity game. Shanna
Selby added 17 and Madison
Vance added 12.
Quarter Scores  
Faith      23-39-61-83
T.L.          9-31-45-57
Stats: Tearnee Nelson 23 pts, 7
assists, 4 reb, 6 steals;  Katy
Miller  2 pts, 4 assists, 1 steal;
Madison Vance  12 pts, 1 assist, 2
reb, 1 steal; Shanna Selby 17 pts,
9 assists, 5 reb, 5 steals; Marissa
Collins  23 pts, 1 assist, 12 reb:
Paige Brink  5 reb;  Ashton Del-
bridge  6 pts, 1 assist, 1 reb, 1
steal.
The next game for the Ladies
is January 4th when they host
Dupree.
Lady Longhorns
continue winning
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A winter/spring webinar series
will provide drought planning in-
formation and tools to advisors
seeking to help Great Plains
ranchers better prepare for and
respond to drought. The webinars
are scheduled from January
through May 2013, on the last
Wednesday of each month.
“What happens from January
through May will be really criti-
cal,” said Lynn Myers, a Sandhills
rancher who will be one of the
January presenters. “For exam-
ple, it could determine whether
there are cattle in the western
Sandhills in 2013.”
Each one-hour webinar will
start at 10 a.m. (CT) with a brief-
ing on current drought status and
what to expect in the foreseeable
future, followed by a session on a
specific topic or tool related to
drought planning, and question-
and-answer time. The webinars
will be led by ranchers and advi-
sors with hands-on experience in
drought planning and range man-
agement.
Jerry Volesky, a range and for-
age specialist at the UNL West
Central Research and Extension
Center in North Platte, Neb., will
introduce the series by talking
about why ranchers need drought
plans: “It leads to earlier and
more effective management deci-
sions that can have positive eco-
nomic benefits,” he said.
“Additionally, ranchers that have
well-developed plans indicate
that their plans have made the
drought event less stressful and it
gives them a sense of confidence.”
Dates, topics and presenters in
the series are:
January 30: Managing
Drought Risk on the Ranch: The
Planning Process, by Jerry
Volesky, Range and Forage Spe-
cialist at the UNL West Central
Research and Extension Center
in North Platte, Nebraska, and
Lynn Myers, owner of Tippets-
Myers Ranch in western Ne-
braska.
February 27: Avoiding Analy-
sis Paralysis: Monitoring and Set-
ting Critical Dates for Decision
Making During Drought, by
Dwayne Rice, Rangeland Man-
agement Specialist, NRCS,
Kansas; Ted Alexander, owner of
Alexander Ranch in south-central
Kansas; and Cal Adams, owner of
Adams Ranch in north-central
Kansas.
March 27: The New Cumula-
tive Forage Reduction (CFR)
Index: Assessing Drought Im-
pacts and Planning a Grazing
Strategy, by Pat Reece, owner
and senior consultant of Prairie
Montane Enterprises and Profes-
sor Emeritus of the University of
Nebraska – Lincoln.
April 24: Using a Drought
Calculator to Assist Stocking De-
cisions, Stan Boltz, State Range
Management Specialist, NRCS,
South Dakota.
May 29: Economic Factors to
Weigh in Making Decisions dur-
ing Drought, by Matt Stockton,
Agricultural Economist at the
UNL West Central Research and
Extension Center in North Platte,
Nebraska.
The sessions are free and open
to the public. Registration is re-
quired to receive the Adobe Con-
nect webinar link. To register, go
to http://go.unl.edu/uwk.
More information can be found
at the Managing Drought Risk on
the Ranch website, at
http://drought.unl.edu/ranchplan.
Please contact Tonya Haigh, Na-
tional Drought Mitigation Center
and SARE project coordinator,
thaigh2@unl.edu, 402-472-6781,
with any questions.
The webinars are sponsored by
the National Drought Mitigation
Center at the University of Ne-
braska-Lincoln. The series was
developed with support from the
Sustainable Agriculture Research
and Education (SARE) program,
which is funded by the U.S. De-
partment of Agriculture — Na-
tional Institute of Food and
Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). Any
opinions, findings, conclusions or
recommendations expressed
within do not necessarily reflect
the view of the SARE program or
the U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture. USDA is an equal opportu-
nity provider and employer.
Windbreaks and Snow
Management
Windbreaks can provide pro-
tection from high winds and blow-
ing snow. In open areas, winds
lift, carry and deposit snowflakes.
Windbreaks modify wind flow
and distribute blowing snow.
There are several different types
of windbreaks: field windbreaks,
living snow fences, farmsteads
and feedlot windbreaks and live-
stock protection shelterbelts, all
require proper planning, imple-
mentation and maintenance.
Field windbreaks can be used
to spread out snow across fields
providing soil moisture for crops
and forage production during the
next growing season. Studies
have shown that on average,
wheat yields are increased by 15
to 20 percent. Field windbreaks
need to be designed to have a 40%
density in order to provide uni-
form snow distribution across a
field. This can be accomplished by
planting a single row of tall decid-
uous trees at 15 to 20 feet spacing
perpendicular to the prevailing
winds. Single rows should be
evenly spaced across the field at a
distance 10 to 15 times the ex-
pected mature height of the trees.
Living Snow Fences are an ef-
fective method of controlling
blowing snow. Living snow fences
can be planted along highways,
roads and driveways to provide
public benefits, livestock protec-
tion, crop protection, wildlife
habitat, and aesthetic value Liv-
ing snow fences achieve optimum
storage capacity when winter
density is about 50 to 60 percent.
Density will vary with the num-
ber and spacing of tree rows, tree
species. The height of the trees is
important since snow storage ca-
pacity increases more than four
times when height doubles.
A living snow fence needs to be
located perpendicular to the pre-
vailing winter winds and the area
to be protected located downwind.
The worst winter winds come
from the northwest, north, or
northeast. Living snow fences
should be located on the north
side of east-west roads and the
west side of north-south roads.
They should be located a mini-
mum of 175 feet from the center-
line of the roads and no closer
than 200 feet from corners or in-
tersections for traffic visibility.
Farmstead or feedlot wind-
breaks reduce the force of winter
winds and create a sheltered zone
or microclimate on the downwind
sides of windbreaks. These wind-
breaks provide protection from
blowing and drifting snow. With-
out windbreak protection, farm-
houses and other structures are
at the mercy of severe swirling
wind currents and snow drifting,
requiring additional hours of
labor for snow removal. Feedlot
and livestock windbreaks can be
used to maintain areas free from
deep snow where hay and feed
are stored. Livestock are able to
get out of strong winds and driv-
ing snow, reducing animal stress,
decreasing feed requirements, re-
sulting in better animal health,
lower death loss, and lower feed
costs.
Farmstead and feedlot wind-
breaks should be located so that
the windward row is a least 150
feet from buildings, driveways
and feed bunks to provide room
for snow drifting downwind.
There should be 75 to 100 feet
from the downwind side of the
windbreak and the area to be pro-
tected. There should be at least
50 feet between the windbreak
and roads or other features that
may be within the zone of the
windward snowdrift. Also, the
windbreak should be extended
100 feet beyond the area to be
protected to prevent the drifts
from forming at the ends.
My source for this news release
was the South Dakota Depart-
ment of Agriculture Division of
Resource Conservation and
Forestry. If you would like more
information about “Windbreaks
and Snow Management,” contact
Bob Drown at the Conservation
Office at 605-244-5222, Extension
4 or by e-mail at
robert.drown@sd.nacdnet.net.
All programs and services pro-
vided by the Northwest Area Con-
servation Districts are provided
regardless of race, color, national
origin, gender, religion, age, dis-
ability, political beliefs, sexual ori-
entation, and marital or family
status.
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• December 26, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 11
The Roots of Agriculture:
Crop Production
Most archeological and genetic
evidence indicates the history of
agriculture extends back 13,000-
15,000 years. In his Pulitzer
Prize-winning book, Guns, Germs
and Steel, Jared Diamond de-
clares that the earliest deliberate
cultivation of crops occurred on
the plains that intersect the Za-
gros Mountains of modern-day
Iran, Turkey and Iraq. Though
dryer today, this was the Fertile
Crescent of southwest Asia.
What factors led humans to
practice agriculture? The answer
is not as simple as “Food is
needed to survive.” This and next
week’s column indicate how and
why people began to raise crops
and livestock.
Accumulated knowledge from
several disciplines, chiefly an-
thropology, archeology and pale-
ontology, suggests our earliest
ancestors were highly territorial
hunter-gatherers in Africa who
scavenged plants and their seeds
or fruits, tubers, insects, birds,
eggs, fish, and the meat, bones
and skins of small animals and
the carcasses of larger animals,
usually slain by more powerful
predators.
As the clans outgrew the carry-
ing capacity of their African terri-
tories, successive waves of early
humans, such as Neanderthals,
migrated into Europe and Asia in
search of favorable sources of es-
sentials for their survival—
chiefly foods, garments and
shelter. Life remained uncertain
for these aboriginals, as the
plants and animals on which they
subsisted varied in their avail-
ability.
The most recent wave of our
progenitors also migrated out of
Africa, about 50,000 years ago.
What is considered modern man
brought greater capacities with
them than preceding humans.
Their brains were larger; their
language and observation skills
were more refined. They proba-
bly knew something about refin-
ing metals, which greatly
improved tool-making.
These modern humans found
ample plants and animals in the
fertile regions of southwest Asia
where the terrain was warming
after the most recent glacial pe-
riod. Receding ice across Europe
and Asia, and in North America
as well, followed by numerous cy-
cles of healthy grasses and ma-
nure from grazing animals,
resulted in rich loam soils avail-
able for tilling and growing se-
lected crops.
The keen observation skills of
modern humans enabled them to
select seeds from available
grasses in the Fertile Crescent,
such as wheat and barley, and
from indigenous legumes, such as
lentils and other pulses. They
began to collect and store the
tastiest seeds with the most nu-
tritional value.
Some seeds inadvertently fell
into the soil around the living
quarters of human groups and
sprang into the plants they de-
sired. Learning to tuck seeds into
moist ground, to scrape away
competing plants and to select the
most usable and nutritious seeds
from among those they grew, ben-
efited the community.
This was the beginning of agri-
culture. As described in next
week’s column, raising livestock
followed crop production. Most
importantly, domesticating ani-
mals and cultivating land to pro-
duce food, clothing and shelter
allowed modern man to survive
lean times, such as winter and
droughts, and to proliferate faster
than hunter-gatherers.
Researchers of our origins sug-
gest the emergence of agriculture
enabled people within their
agrarian communities to special-
ize in various tasks. Some became
tool-makers, perhaps capitalizing
on information passed along by
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central African ancestors about
how to smelt metals.
Others specialized in acquiring
knowledge about medicinal
plants and healing rituals, thus
becoming the first medical and
behavioral healthcare providers.
Some specialized in building, to
become the first construction en-
gineers. Others became the vil-
lage artists and musicians. Still
others became the leaders of reli-
gious practices, government and
so forth.
Development of modern cul-
ture was facilitated by people not
having to spend most of their
time securing adequate food,
clothing and shelter. The system-
atic observation methods of early
agriculturists were the basis of
the scientific method.
The need to count and calcu-
late sufficient food, as well as to
construct buildings, inspired the
development of a numeral system
and mathematics. The need to
record information contributed to
the invention of written language.
In order to keep clans from killing
each other off, governments and
judicial proceedings were devised
to settle territorial disputes.
What couldn’t be explained by
logic was attributed to deities,
leading to the development of re-
ligions. Some faith communities
believed God created or inspired
all this.
As agricultural communities
proliferated in southwest Asia,
some members had to secure ad-
ditional territories to raise crops
and livestock. Over successive
generations they migrated into
Europe, Asia, Australia and some
crossed the still-ice-covered
Bering Strait to settle into the
western hemisphere.
There is some evidence which
suggests agriculture and human
societies developed independently
in eastern Asia and the Americas,
but perhaps these migrants
brought remnant knowledge of
agricultural methods with them.
As David Montgomery argues
in his 2007 book, Dirt: The Ero-
sion of Civilization, how we be-
have today is greatly due to
agriculture. He also warns if we
aren’t good stewards of our lives
and environments, we could con-
tribute to our demise.
In addition to the aforemen-
tioned books by Jared Diamond
and David Montgomery, I am in-
debted to other popular and schol-
arly books and articles--too
numerous to list here--for the in-
formation in this article. I have
posted a bibliography on my web-
site.
Readers can contact Dr. Ros-
mann at the website: www.agbe-
havioralhealth.com
email us at
faithind@faithsd.com
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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:
The Dewey, Ziebach and
Meade County FSA office staff’s
would like to wish everyone a
Very Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year
SD Farmers and Ranchers
Soon Being Asked to Fill Out
2012 Census of Agriculture
South Dakota’s Farmers and
Ranchers will soon be asked to
take the time to fill out the 2012
Census of Agriculture. The Cen-
sus is conducted every five years
by the U.S. Department of Agri-
culture’s National Agricultural
Statistics Service and is a count
of all U.S. farms, ranches and
their operators. Carter Anderson,
SD Field Office Director for the
Statistics Service says in a press
release that the Census is a tool
that gives producers a voice to in-
fluence decisions that shape the
future of their community, indus-
try and operation. It helps define
such areas as land use and own-
ership, production practices, in-
come, expenditures and more. 
The 2007 Ag Census showed
that the number of farms and
ranches in the state decreased
about two percent from the 2002
survey. Statistics showed that
there were 31,169 operations in
the state five years ago, with the
average size farm in South
Dakota being 1,401 acres-up from
1,380 acres in 2002. Also, the av-
erage age of South Dakota farm
or ranch operators in 2007 was
55.7, up from 53.3 years of age in
2002. NASS will mail out Census
forms late this month to collect
data for 2012. They remind pro-
ducers that completed forms are
due by February 4, 2013. Produc-
ers can also fill out the Census on-
line at www.agcensus.usda.gov or
return their form by mail. All ag
producers are required by federal
law to take part in the Census
and NASS is also required to keep
individual information confiden-
tial.
USDA is an equal opportunity
provider, employer and lender. To
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Brookings, S.D. - January 9, all
area livestock and crop producers
looking for ways to minimize risk
in volatile economic and weather
conditions are invited to attend
an informative insurance work-
shop hosted by SDSU Extension
and First Insurance Services of
Newell. The session will offer in-
formation about Lamb and Calf
LRP Insurance and Multi-Peril
Crop Insurance applications to re-
duce risk in the upcoming produc-
tion year.
Bryce Richter, Insurance
Agent with First Insurance Serv-
ices and Dave Ollila, SDSU Ex-
tension Sheep Field Specialist
will be hosting the event and will
work with producers to under-
stand the risk management pro-
grams and the specific application
to their operations.
This informative workshop will
be offered in conjunction with the
Vale Ag Fair in Vale, S.D. The Ag
Fair is located at CJ's Bar (Old
Vale Gym) and will run from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. with a free noon
meal.
The Lamb/Calf LRP and Multi-
Peril Crop Insurance program
Lamb & Calf LRP Insurance and
Multi-Peril Crop Insurance informa-
tive meeting to be held Jan. 9 in Vale
will begin promptly at 2 p.m.
Presenters will include Luke An-
derson, Livestock Underwriter
with NAU Country Insurance dis-
cussing the use and mechanics of
Lamb/Calf Livestock Risk Protec-
tion (LRP) Insurance and Jackie
Hager, Underwriting Analyst
Manager with Great American
Insurance presenting on Multi-
Peril Crop Insurance. An open
forum for questions and answers
will conclude the program.
For more information please
contact, Dave Ollila, SDSU Ex-
tension Sheep Field Specialist, at
the SDSU Extension Regional
Center in Rapid City, 605- 394-
1722, david.ollila@sdstate.edu or
Bryce Richter, ag/commercial
loan officer/crop insurance agent,
First National Bank/First Insur-
ance Services, 605-456-2693.
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“This year’s persistent drought
conditions have left livestock pro-
ducers across South Dakota with
inadequate feed supplies,” said
South Dakota Secretary of Agri-
culture Walt Bones. “Increasing
hauling height and width restric-
tions for baled hay will allow pro-
ducers to move feed in a more
efficient manner.”
The normal size restriction on
South Dakota highway loads is
14-feet, 3-inches high and 8-feet,
6-inches wide.
Although height and width re-
strictions for baled livestock feed
have been temporarily increased
by Executive Order, several high-
ways in the state have width and
height restrictions in place be-
cause of construction or perma-
nent structures that cannot ac-
commodate such large loads.
Truckers are encouraged to check
their routes ahead of time for
those restrictions.
For information on permits,
contact a South Dakota port of
entry or call 800-637-3255.
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No. 1 industry, generating nearly
$21 billion in annual economic ac-
tivity and employing more than
80,000 South Dakotans. The
South Dakota Department of
Agriculture's mission is to pro-
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nOTICE OF AUDIT
OF THE FISCAL
AFFAIRS OF THE
CITy OF FAITH
Notice is hereby given that the
records and books of account of the City
of Faith, South Dakota have been au-
dited by Ketel Thorstenson, LLP, Certi-
fied Public Accountants of Rapid City,
South Dakota for the year ended De-
cember 31, 2011. A detailed report
thereon is filed with the City of Faith and
the Department of Legislative Audit in
Pierre, South Dakota for public inspec-
tion.
The following findings and recom-
mendations referred to in the report are
hereby listed in accordance with the pro-
visions of SDCL 4-11-12.
CURREnT AUDIT FInDIngS AnD
RECOMMEnDATIOnS
Finding:
As in prior years, we were requested
to draft the audited financial statements
and related footnote disclosures as part
of our regular audit services. Ultimately,
it is management’s responsibility to pro-
vide for the preparation of the City’s
statements and footnotes, and the re-
sponsibility of the auditor to determine
the fairness of presentation of those
statements. From a practical standpoint,
we do both for the City at the same time
in connection with our audit. This is not
unusual for us to do with municipalities
of your size.
Recommendation:
As in prior years, we have instructed
management to review a draft of the au-
ditor prepared financials in detail for their
accuracy; we have answered any ques-
tions they might have, and have encour-
aged research of any accounting
guidance in connection with the ade-
quacy and appropriateness of classifica-
tion and disclosure in the City’s
statements. We are satisfied that the ap-
propriate steps have been taken to pro-
vide the City with the completed financial
statements. It is the responsibility of
management and those charged with
governance to make the decision
whether to accept the degree of risk as-
sociated with this condition because of
cost or other considerations.
Management’s Response:
The City evaluates its risk associated
with this condition on an annual basis.
The Finance Officer, Debbie Brown, is
responsible for this corrective action
plan.
Finding:
The City has a general lack of segre-
gation of duties in the finance office,
more specifically:
All finance personnel have access to
the general ledger, open mail, receive
the unopened bank statement, and mail
the signed checks.
The Finance Officer and Deputy Fi-
nance Officer receive customer pay-
ments, have access to write-off and
adjust customer accounts, and the cus-
tomer adjustments or write-off reports
are not reviewed. In addition, the Fi-
nance Officer prepares the revenue por-
tion of the financial statements given to
the City Council for review. The Finance
Officer is preparing a listing of adjust-
ments, but the listing is not currently
being reviewed by someone other than
herself.
There is a lack of controls at the bar.
The Bar Manager orders inventory, re-
ceives inventory, and performs quarterly
spot-check inventory counts. Addition-
ally, there is not a process to accurately
account for all movement of inventory
from the liquor store to the bar. During
the current year, the count documenta-
tion was reviewed by the Finance Officer
for reasonableness and accuracy. Addi-
tionally, the Finance Officer is performing
spot checks of inventory. We noted the
year end inventory listing as of Decem-
ber 31, 2011 did not match the general
ledger by $1,035. Margin analysis on the
bar inventory, bar sales and operating
agreements was not performed periodi-
cally until the end of 2011.
The bar maintains a stack of signed
checks (with one signature) on hand for
larger lottery payouts. The risk of misap-
propriation is mitigated by the Finance
Officer’s review of the bank statement,
including images of cancelled checks.
Recommendations:
There is an overaIl lack of segrega-
tion of duties over the disbursement
process due to the limited number of ac-
counting personnel, which is typical in a
city of this size. However, the risk of mis-
appropriation is mitigated by the Mayor
reviewing the unopened bank statement.
The listing of account adjustments and
write-offs from the accounting software
should be reviewed monthly by a City
Council Member.
The Finance Officer should continue
to review the periodic inventory count
paperwork and perform random count
checks. Additionally, margin analysis (di-
rect cost of sales as a percentage of
sales) should be performed at least
monthly by the Finance Officer and re-
viewed for reasonableness based on
gross margin percentages of liquor, malt
beverages and operating agreements.
During the year, the Finance Officer
began recording the operating agree-
ment activity in separate accounts to as-
sist in analyzing gross margins, we
recommend this process continues.
Signed checks should not be maintained
on hand, as it creates the potential for
misappropriation of cash. As noted
above, the risk is mitigated by the Fi-
nance Officer’s review of the bank state-
ment, including images of cancelled
checks.
Management’s Response:
The City attempts to maintain proper
segregation of duties with the staff avail-
able. The Finance Officer, Debbie
Brown, is responsible for this corrective
action plan.
MARTIN L. GUINDON, CPA,
AUDITOR GENERAL
DEPARTMENT OF LEGISLATIVE
AUDIT
Published December 19 & 26, 2012 for
a total approximate cost of $105.26
nOTICE OF AUDIT
OF THE FISCAL
AFFAIRS OF FAITH
SCHOOL DISTRICT
nO. 46-2
Notice is hereby given that the
records and books of account of Faith
School District 46-2 of Meade County,
South Dakota have been audited by Eide
Bailly LLP for the fiscal year ended June
30, 2012 and that a detailed report
thereon is filed with the governing board,
the Director of Finance, and the Depart-
ment of Legislative Audit, 427 South
Chapelle, Pierre, South Dakota, for pub-
lic inspection.
This notice is published in compli-
ance with the provisions of SDCL 4-11-
12.
2012-01 Segregation of Duties – Mate-
rial Weakness
Condition: The District has a lack of seg-
regation of duties in certain areas due to
a limited staff.
Recommendation: While we recognize
that your office staff may not be large
enough to permit complete segregation
of duties in all respects for an effective
system of internal control, all accounting
functions should be reviewed to deter-
mine if additional segregation is feasible
and to improve efficiency and effective-
ness of financial management of the Dis-
trict. We also recommend having
someone else in custody of the Board
President’s signature stamp so there are
always two people reviewing checks
being written. We also recommend peri-
odically using outside services such as
Eide Bailly’s Forensic Services to review
the District’s system of internal control
for any weaknesses or improvements
that can be made to strengthen the sys-
tem of internal control.
2012-02 Recording of Transactions –
Material Weakness
Condition: We identified misstatements
in the District’s financial statements
causing us to propose material audit ad-
justments.
Recommendations: While we recognize
that this condition is not unusual for an
organization your size, it is important that
you be aware of this condition for finan-
cial reporting purposes. Management
and the Board should continually be
aware of the financial reporting of the
District.
2012-03 Preparation of Financial State-
ments – Material Weakness
Condition: The District does not have an
internal system designed to provide for
the preparation of the financial state-
ments being audited. As auditors, we
were requested to draft the financial
statements and accompanying notes to
the finanacial statements. This circum-
stance is not unusual in an organization
of your size. It is the responsibility of
management and those charged with
governance to make the decision
whether to accept the degree of risk as-
sociated with this condition because of
cost or other considerations.
Recommendation: While we recognize
that this condition is not unusual for an
organization your size, it is important that
you be aware of this condition for finan-
cial reporting purposes. Management
and the Board should continually be
aware of the financial reporting of the
District and changes in reporting require-
ments.
2012-04 Reconciliation of Cash – Mate-
rial Weakness
Condition: The District’s bank reconcilia-
tions did not balance to the general
ledger cash amounts recorded.
Recommendation: We recommend that
the bank reconciliation be completed
within the same accounting system as
the general ledger accounts to ensure all
transactions are properly recorded and
tracked within the general ledger system.
We also recommend that someone
should be reviewing the bank reconcilia-
tions on a monthly basis that does not
complete the reconciliations, to ensure
all items are properly recorded and
match what is recorded on the District’s
financial statements. Since the District’s
balance still has an immaterial difference
at year-end we recommend the District
arrange for someone to investigate the
variance and correct any discrepancy.
s/s: Eide Bailly LLp
Consultants and Certified Public
Accountants
Published December 19 & 26, 2012 for
an approximate cost of $79.27
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LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWAS • December 26, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 15
MEETIng OF THE
BOARD OF
EDUCATIOn
FAITH SCHOOL
DISTRICT 46-2
MEADE COUnTy,
SOUTH DAKOTA
The Board of Education of the Faith
School District met in regular session on
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 with
Chairwoman Johnson calling the meet-
ing to order at 7:00 p.m.
Members present: Hanson, Johnson,
Simonson, Vance and Welter.
Motion by Simonson, 2nd by Welter
to approve the amended agenda. Motion
carried.
Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Vance to
approve the consent agenda consisting
of the minutes of the November 14, 2012
regular meeting and the December 6,
2012 special meeting as well as the fol-
lowing financial statements and claims:
Faith Imprest Fund beginning bal-
ance – 7,708.41; receipts- student
meals – 2,555.10, milk – 154.00, adult
meals – 615.85, admissions – girls BB –
66.00, from district – 2,336.06; expenses
– student meals – 65.00, girls basket-
ball – 190.00, drama – 339.90, cross
country – 28.98, volleyball – 930.00,
other – 550.00, to district – 10,044.47;
ending balance – 1,287.07.
Trust & Agency beginning bal-
ance – 31,016.72, receipts – 4,916.49,
expenses – 1,443.86; ending balance –
34,489.35.
The district financial statement
amended beginning balance: –
1,019,753.04; receipts – ad valorem
taxes – 218,096.32, prior years taxes –
465.86, penalties and interest on tax –
1,148.30, earning on investments –
108.60, admissions – 5,950.22, dona-
tions and contributions – 8,089.10, other
revenue – 6.62; county sources –
2,984.07; state sources – 81,561.00;
federal sources – 176.89; Hot Lunch –
sales to students – 3,531.65, sales to
adults – 710.80, federal reimburse-
ment – 6,214.94; other – 2,935.47. Total
revenue – 331,979.94, other receipts –
1,084.97. Total receipts – 333,076.71,
total expenditures – 170,291.45, end-
ing balance – 1,183,570.28.
Certified salaries – 44,729.32, non-
certified salaries – 16,373.94, FIT –
5,489.12, FICA 12,524.38, SDRS –
10,737.84, Horace Mann (annuity) –
2,860.00, Aspire (403(b)) – 490.00, Ho-
race Mann (auto ins) – 406.01; SUBS: T.
Arneson – 66.04, J. Capp – 226.43; S.
Carmichael – 132.08; J. Enright – 33.02;
R. Gabriel – 132.08; G. Hawks – 66.04;
C. Olson – 396.26; R. Paul – 566.10; A.
Schuelke – 363.25; E. Wicks – 132.08;
J. Wood – 247.38.
EXTRACURRICULAR:
B. Berglund (FB) – 2,292.70; S.
Carmichael (JHVB) – 575.54; J. Fordyce
(Assist VB) – 1,094.57; M. Gustafson
(XC) – 1,369.92; C. Haines (Assist.
FB) – 1,146.35; D. Schauer (AD) –
935.95; M. Shaff (JHFB) – 411.09; J.
Tibbs (JHFB) – 164.44.
CLAIMS:
general Fund – AFLAC (ins) –
875.45; Ameritas Life Ins (dental) –
1,449.94; A. Ostrander ( dues) – 131.50;
ASBSD (dues) – 110.00; Best Western
Vermillion (travel) – 180.00; B. Bushong
(custodial) – 2,270.00; B. Simons
(travel) – 50.00; Business Forms & Ac-
counting (supp) – 87.50; Bytespeed
(supp) – 175.00; Chester Area (online) –
1,250.00; City of Faith (util) – 2,772.47;
Dakota Business Center (mtnce, supp) –
1,021.46; Faith Imprest Fund (dues,
meals, loss) – 2,038.88; Faith Independ-
ent (comm.) – 188.88; Follett Ed Svcs
(supp) – 1,000.00; Grand Electric (util) –
26.25; Harmon Law Office (fees) –
660.00; Hauff Mid-America (supp) –
486.90; Heartland Paper (supp) –
1,295.33; Heartland Waste Mgmnt
(util) – 60.00; Hewlett Packard (laptop re-
pair) – 25.00; Krause Storage (rental) –
195.00; Legal Shield (ins) – 241.10;
M&B Cleaning (custodial) – 2,500.00;
M&D Food Shop (gas) – 607.17; M.
Williams (supp) – 316.60; Neumayr &
Smith – 8,103.76; Quill (supp) – 229.19;
Reliable (supp) – 114.86; SD Dept of
Health (svcs) – 20.00; SDSDBF (ins) –
9,898.81; Servall Uniform (mtnce) –
1,019.91; Transamerica (ins) – 20.41;
Vanway Trophies (supp) – 49.90; Vilas
Health & Variety (supp) – 16.92; Visa
(supp) – 248.91; Wessington Springs
School (online) – 1,750.00; West River
Foundation – 150.00; total general
Fund – 41,637.10.
Capital Outlay: City of Faith
(lease) – 18,083.33; Wells Fargo Finan-
cial (lease) – 265.00; total Capital Out-
lay – 18,348.33.
Special Ed: AFLAC (ins) – 147.06;
BenefitMall/Centerstone Ins. (ins) –
19.26; Hands on Health (PT) – 686.77;
Legal Shield (ins) – 26.90; SDSDBF
(ins) – 1,032.86; total Special Ed
1,912.85.
Capital Projects: Albertsons Engi-
neering – 2,690.00; total Capital Proj-
ects – 2,690.00.
Food Service: AFLAC (ins) – 25.80;
BenefitMall/Centerstone Ins (ins) –
80.22; Bernard Foods (food) – 401.00;
CANS (food) – 665.94; CWD (food) –
779.05; Faith Imprest Fund (reimburse-
ment) – 65.00; Food Service of America
(food) – 1,006.96; SDSDBF (ins) – 3.00;
Vilas Health & Variety (supp) – 17.99;
total Food Service – 3,044.96. Total
claims all funds – 67,633.24. Motion
carried.
Angela Ostrander along with mem-
bers of the 6th grade shared the video
presentation that Angela presented at
the SDLA conference.
No citizens wished to address the
board.
Mr. Daughters read Mrs. Baye’s su-
perintendent’s report in her absence.
The Christmas programs are scheduled
for December 17th in Faith and Decem-
ber 20th at Maurine. Mrs. Baye was not
able to attend the NWAS Administrator’s
meeting due to a conflicting meeting.
Items discussed included Common Core
Literacy in the Content Area, Special Ed
personnel changes, salary committee,
unit moves on December 28th and tu-
ition reimbursement for SLPA’s. Mrs.
Baye has done a review of all special ed-
ucation files before the child count on
December 1st and is working to get the
files in order for the Special Education
review in February. Mrs. Bay has also
completed the required evaluations by
the end of the semester. Included along
with the superintendent’s report was an
article from the Department of Education
that addresses the items from Governor
Daugaard’s speech concerning his
budget proposal.
Mr. Daughters gave the principal’s re-
port. Our district has an opportunity to
offer students college level credit. Mrs.
Fischbach has been working on getting
her Master’s Degree in Secondary Edu-
cation History, and is able to provide stu-
dents with a chance to get dual credit.
This opportunity is something we are
looking at for the start of next school year
and would be available for juniors and
seniors of our district. The cost involved
would be the responsibility of the student
and the only involvement from the district
would be to enter into an agreement with
Mount Mart College. Dianne Hellekson
and Mr. Daughters have been signed up
as the SD STARS Trainers with Misty
Williams being an alternate. STARS will
become the data warehouse for school
districts. There will be further training in
April with follow-up sessions online. SD
Department of Education has partnered
with the SD Board of Regents to support
College and Career Readiness. It is an
effort aimed at helping our students who
are college-bound but may need some
assistance to get them up to speed be-
fore hitting campus for the first time. The
program is designed to give students an
opportunity to complete remedial course-
work prior to entering a Board of Re-
gents institution; thus, saving students
time and money. The SD DOE is provid-
ing workshops for the Common Core
State Standards for Literacy in
History/Social Studies, Science and
Technical subjects. The workshops will
include understanding of the standards
as well as strategies for implementation.
Three of our staff members will be at-
tending in Rapid City in January. Misty
Williams attended a School Counselors
meeting at NWAS office in Isabel. The
DOE was coming to share more with the
area counselors about Senior Experi-
ence and also take some time to discuss
CTE, the upcoming health requirements
attendance and Common Core.
Noma Welter gave the library report.
Several children have been sick and
Story Hours has only had 6 children at-
tending. Deanna Fischbach and the FHS
student council helped to make the Book
Fair Family Night a great success and
the library received $423.00 in free
books from the Scholastic Book Fair.
The library received a check for $173.80
from surplus items sold at the city auc-
tion. Zane King will repair one of the ta-
bles as well as to create a sign for the
outside of the library. A new computer
will be purchased with the Morgan/
Naslund funds. The technology plan for
2013-2016 was reviewed. The library is
still waiting for the necessary repairs to
the heating system.
Scott Vance gave the NWAS report.
Vance attended via conference call on
December 6th. Topics discussed in-
cluded the move of the units beginning
on December 28th. The Oneida school
has been a good fit into the NWAS sys-
tem.
Sharron Johnson gave a facilities re-
port. Mrs. Baye has called Ainsworth-
Benning to address the noise in the 6th
grade room and to address the leak in
the ceiling. Noma Welter commented on
the lighting of the sidewalk. The City has
indicated that either an overhead line
could be placed or a line to tie into the
gym. The line into the gym would be
charged to the school utilities. Bret Han-
son asked about the warranty items and
making sure those addressed during va-
cation as well as installing the garage
door donated by David Haines. Hanging
the class composite pictures was also
discussed. Painting a NO PARKING
areas in front of the school or a cross
walk was discussed as well as a portable
stop sign to stop traffic for students.
Brian Simonson reported on the Del-
egate Assembly on November 16th. All
the proposals were approved along with
a proposal introduced to revise school
nutrition requirements.
Discussion regarding the cheerlead-
ing advisors position was discussed.
Students and an interested party brought
forth several proposals but, in the end
decided that nothing will be done at this
time. The position is still open at this
time.
Sharron Johnson shared information
on the services offered by ASBSD in the
matter of the superintendent search as
well as the cost and timeline involved.
Johnson stated she did not feel qualified
to do a search ourselves. Bret Hanson
shared he felt that more than one com-
pany should be contacted and the board
should then decide on a company. Han-
son felt we could do a search on our own
first. Simonson stated he wanted to see
all of the applicants and not just the ones
that had made it through the screening
process. Johnson will find out more in-
formation and may schedule a meeting
for next week.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Simonson
to take a five-minute recess. Motion car-
ried.
Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Simonson
to go into executive session for contrac-
tual matters at 8:23 p.m. Motion carried.
Chairwoman Johnson declared the
board out of executive session at 8:30
p.m.
Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Welter to
pay the bill form Neumayr & Smith in the
amount of $8,103.76 for legal services.
Motion carried.
Chairwoman Johnson recognized the
Oral Interp participants for their hard
work. David Ruth was also recognized
for a scholarship he received. David
Ruth and Drew Vance received a Supe-
rior on their piece at the State Oral Interp
competition and presented that piece to
for the board.
Hanson left the meeting at 8:45p.m.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Simonson
to advertise for a full-time aide at the
Maurine School. Motion carried.
In any other business, Vance asked
that the teachers and staff be recognized
as part of Teacher Appreciation week
and the Christmas season.
Motion by Simonson, 2nd by Welter
to approve the first reading of policy AD.
Motion carried.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Welter to
move the January 2013 meeting date to
January 16th instead of January 9th.
Johnson, Vance and Welter – aye. Si-
monson – nay. Motion carried.
Motion by Simonson, 2nd by Welter
to approve the Flexible Spending Ac-
count with Horace Mann as part of our
Section 125 plan and the set up it entails.
Motion by Simonson, 2nd by Vance
to approve the contract of Alysha
Mortenson for the position of Assistant
Girls Basketball coach in the amount of
$1,215.00. Motion carried.
Motion by Simonson, 2nd by Welter
to approve the contract with M&B Clean-
ing in the amount of $2,500.00 per
month. Motion carried.
Motion by Welter, 2nd by Simonson
to adjourn. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.
_______________________________
Sharron Johnson, President
Board of Education
________________________________
Amie Schauer,
Business Manager
Published December 26, 2012 for a total
approximate cost of $112.41
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 special ses-
sion on Thursday, December 20, 2012
with Chairwoman Johnson calling the
meeting to order at 3:07 pm.
Noma Welter led the Pledge of Alle-
giance.
Members present: Hanson, Johnson,
Vance and Welter.
Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Vance to
approve the agenda.
Julie Ertz from ASBSD was present
to share with the board the services of-
fered by ASBSD to help with the search
for a new superintendent, the time line
and the fees involved.
Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Welter to
take a 5 minute recess. Motion carried.
Jerry Ehlers and Dr. Hank Kosters
from McPherson & Jacobsen were also
present to share their services in the
search for a superintendent.
Sharron Johnson and Noma Welter
gave an update on the facilities report.
In any other business, motion by
Hanson, 2nd by Welter to hire ASBSD to
conduct the superintendent search. Mo-
tion carried.
Motion by Welter, 2nd by Vance to go
into executive session for personnel at
5:38 pm. Motion carried.
Chairwoman Johnson declared the
board out of executive session at 5:44
pm. No action taken.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Hanson to
adjourn. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 5:45 pm.
_______________________________
Sharron Johnson, President
Board of Education
________________________________
Amie Schauer,
Business Manager
Published December 26, 2012 for a total
approximate cost of $16.24
nOTICE OF FIRST
READIng OF
REVISED
ORDInAnCE nO. #21
First reading of Revised Ordinance
No. #21 – An Ordinance Providing for
Temporary Campgrounds will be held by
the Board of Meade County Commis-
sioners on January 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.
in the Commissioners meeting room in
the Erskine Administrative Building, Stur-
gis, SD.
/s/ Lisa Schieffer, Meade County Auditor
Published December 26, 2013 & Janu-
ary 2, 2014 at the total approximate cost
of $32.49
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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.”
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is a violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings advertised
in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
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The Faith Independent
Three cheers
Three cheers
For our customers and a great big thanks, too.
We value your business and resolve to
continue
our high level of service at reasonable prices.
Branding Iron Inn
Hwy. 212, Faith, SD
Open New Year’s Eve
6 AM–8 PM
New Year’s Eve Special:
14 oz. Prime Rib–with Potato
& Salad
Beer available with
dinner
CLOSED NEW
YEAR’S DAY
A new year is a reason to
celebrate and we have so
much to be thankful for
including your loyal business.
Best wishes and many thanks
go out to all of you.
New Year’s Eve
MM&I Karaoke
Lone Tree Bar
Main St., Faith, SD
Dialysis technician wanted:
Full time position at the Eagle Butte Dialysis
Unit, Eagle Butte, SD. High school diploma
or GED required, dialysis experience helpful,
but not required. Full Benefit Package avail-
able: 401K, Long-term disability, dental,
medical and life insurance, and earned PTO
hrs. For more information and applications,
contact the Eagle Butte Dialysis Unit at 605-
964-2311.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
NOW IS THE chance to buy a well
established & successful business
in the State Capitol of S.D. The
Longbranch is for SALE (serious
inquires only). Call Russell Spaid
605-280-1067.
LOG HOMES
DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders rep-
resenting Golden Eagle Log Homes,
building in eastern, central, north-
western 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 Classi-
fieds Network to work for you
today! (25 words for $150. Each
additional word $5.) Call this
newspaper or 800-658-3697 for
details.
OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
SEEKING CLASS A CDL drivers to
run 14 central states. 2 years over
the road experience required. Ex-
cellent benefit package. Call 701-
221-2465 or 877-472-9534.
www.pbtransportation.com.
$1500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS! EXP.
OTR Drivers, TBI, 33¢/34¢, $375
mo., health ins., credit, 03¢ safety
bonus, Call Joe for details,
800.456.1024, joe@tbitruck.com.
VACATION/TIMESHARE
HART RANCH MEMBERSHIP For
Sale: Beautiful Hart Ranch Camp-
ing Resort is located just outside
of Rapid City. Purchase NOW be-
fore transfer fees increase! Call
605-939-3112.
WANTED
ANTLERS, ELK IVORIES, pheasant
skins, rattlesnakes and porcu-
pines. Ph. 605-673-4345 or email
at clawantlerhide@hotmail.com.
FOR SALE
FOR SALE: 2004 Premier Mac
Don 2952 I self propelled
windrower with 18 foot 922
header and conditioner with dou-
ble swath. Always shedded, low
hours. Extra guards, sickle, all
parts to go with $55000. Nina
Vansickel, 748-2444. F11-tfc
HELP WANTED
THE FAITH SCHOOL DIS-
TRICT is accepting applications
for full-time aide at the Maurine
School. Applications can be found
on the school website or at the
school office. Closing date Decem-
ber 24, 2012. F15-1tc
NOTICES
LOOKING FOR FARM
GROUND to rent in the Faith or
Dupree area. Call 605-290-8494.
F13-4tp
APARTMENTS AVAILABLE:
Countryside Apartments in
Faith. 1 bedroom, carpeted
throughout. Laundry facilities
available. Handicap accessible.
Rent based on income. For infor-
mation contact: PRO/Rental
Management 1-800-244-2826 or
1-605-347-3077 Equal Opportu-
nity 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 Krissy, Russell,
Hunter and Chisum for the beau-
tiful Breast Cancer Christmas
Tree.
God Bless
Dorothy Fisher
The Faith School Staff would
like to thank the Faith School
Board, Dawn and Russell Si-
mons and Mr. Daughters for all
the delicious food that we en-
joyed this past week.  It was
greatly appreciated!
Thank you Vilas Pharmacy
and Health Care Store. Thank
you for the TV I won. What a
wonderful surprise.
Audrey Longbrake
Thank you Lynn’s Dakotamart
for the bag of groceries we won.
Merry Christmas to all.
Jim & Iverne Holloway
email us at faithind@faithsd.com
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