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Food Drive ... Tellers at Farmers State Bank collected non-perishable food items for the Community
Action Team food pantry. The ladies presented the items to Janice Selby last week.
Photo by Loretta Passolt
Senior Citizen Center and Community Action Team
... were presented with the proceeds from the Festival of Trees auc-
tion held December 3rd. Debbie Brown presented Janice Selby, CAT,
and Dana Keffeler presented Betty Walker, Sr. Center, with $453.75
for each organization. Photo by Loretta Passolt
The Faith United Methodist
Church will be holding a Candle-
light Service on Sunday, Dec. 23
Christmas Candlelight Service
at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome
to attend. There will be no 11:00
AM service that day.
The Department of Health and
northeastern area health care
providers are investigating a clus-
ter of bacterial infections. CRE, or
carbapenem-resistant Enterobac-
teriaceae, are difficult to treat be-
cause they are resistant to many
antibiotics. 
To date this year, 26 potential
cases of CRE from northeastern
South Dakota have been reported
to the department for evaluation.
CRE cases have been reported in
42 states, including all of South
Dakota’s neighboring states ex-
cept Nebraska.
Enterobacteriaceae bacteria
such as Klebsiella and E. coli are
found in the human digestive sys-
tem and can become resistant to
carbapenem antibiotics. Patients
on ventilators, urinary or intra-
venous catheters, or long courses
of certain antibiotics are most at
risk for CRE infections. Healthy
people are not at risk.
The department has provided
area healthcare and long term
care facilities with guidelines
from the Centers for Disease Con-
trol and Prevention (CDC) for the
control of CRE and also published
the information in the August
issue of South Dakota Medicine.
It is possible to care for patients
and residents with CRE and any
other organism while safely car-
ing for other patients and resi-
dents in the same facility.
Protocols have been established
and are followed to ensure patient
and staff safety.
The CDC guidelines focus on
screening of high risk individuals,
laboratory capacity for testing,
appropriate use of antibiotics to
prevent drug resistance, and
proper infection control precau-
tions. The complete guidance can
be found at www.cdc.gov/hai/or-
g a n i s m s / c r e / c r e -
toolkit/index.html.
More information about CRE
is available on the CDC website,
www.cdc.gov/hai/organisms/cre/in
dex.html. 
Cluster of antibiotic-resistant
infections reported
Page 2• December 19, 2012 • The Faith Independent
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Obituary
Senior Citizens Menu
email us at faithind@faithsd.com
Mass of Christian Burial for
Dorothy A. Ulrich, age 91, of
Faith, SD were held at 10:30 a.m.
on Tuesday, December 18, 2012
at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in
Faith.  Fr. Jim Hoerter officiated
with burial in the St. Joseph’s
Cemetery west of Faith.
Dorothy Agnes Ulrich was born
on a ranch in Ziebach County, SD
on April 21, 1921 to George and
Laura (Bakewell) Ulrich. She at-
tended school and graduated from
Ridgeview School and Faith High
School. She was the Senior Class
Valedictorian. Dorothy did some
child care to earn money and en-
joyed being a 4-H member and
one year earned a trip to the
South Dakota State Fair having
won a competition for best sugar
cookies.
Dorothy attended Black Hills
State College and earned a Bach-
elor’s Degree in education.  She
taught for two years in country
schools at Higgins School, east of
Faith, and Bachman School,
northeast of Faith.  She roomed
with the Capp family and walked
to her work each day.
Following her two years of
teaching, she wanted to continue
her education and returned to
Black Hills State. Upon comple-
tion, she was hired for a position
in Dupree, SD. She stayed at this
school and then worked in the
Gettysburg School.  Dorothy re-
turned to complete a Masters De-
gree Program in Greeley, CO, for
two summers during the early
1960’s.  Upon completion, she
taught in the Kadoka High School
for five years.  Her last terms of
teaching were at Faith High
School for nearly 40 years.
Dorothy was a member of the
South Dakota Teachers’ Associa-
tion, Ladies Medical Organiza-
tion, Catholic Daughters of the
Americas, the City School Library
Board and she was a lifetime
member of Beta Sigma Phi Soror-
ity.
Dorothy passed away on
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
at her home in Faith, SD.
She is survived by one sister,
Grace Chamness, and two broth-
ers, Gene Ulrich and Dan (Doris)
Ulrich of Faith, SD; nieces
Melanie Eads, Tijeras, NM,
Michele McCain, Jacksonville,
NC, Colleen Gustafson, Rapid
City, SD; and nephews Leonard
(Louise) Ulrich and Robert (Amy)
Ulrich, Faith, SD.  She is also sur-
vived by numerous great-nieces
and great-nephews.
Dorothy was preceded in death
by her parents, George and Laura
Ulrich; one sister, Rita Ulrich;
nieces, Annette Stith and Clare
Chamness; nephew, Michael
Chamness; and great-niece,
Hillary Gustafson.
Visitation was Monday after-
noon, December 17, 2012 at the
Faith Area Memorial Chapel and
one hour prior to services at the
church on Tuesday morning.
A Rosary/Wake Service was
heldMonday evening, December
17, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Catholic
Church in Faith.    
Memorials will be established
to the Faith High School and St.
Joseph Catholic Church, Faith,
South Dakota.
Condolences may be sent
through our website at www.fu-
neralhomesofcaring.com.
Dorothy A. Ulrich
All meals served with milk and
bread. Menu subject to change
without notice.
Wed., Dec. 19: BBQ Roast
Beef, Baked Potato, Broccoli,
Pears
Thur., Dec. 20: Sausage
Gravy over Biscuit, Tossed Salad,
Squash, Jello w/Strawberries
Fri., Dec. 21: Ham & Potato
Omelet, Green Beans, Cinnamon
Roll, Plums
Mon. Dec. 24-Fri. Dec. 28:
No Meals
Pastor’s Helps:
John 1:9-12, “The true light that gives light to every
man was coming into the world. He was in the world,
and though the world was made through Him, the
world did not recognize Him. He came to that which
was His own, but His own did not receive Him. Yet to
all who received Him, to those who believed in His
name, He gave the right to become children of God.”
The light of the world is Jesus Christ—the Savior of
mankind.  Jesus is co-creator of all that exists. Jesus
is the only begotten Son of God. Even today many
reject Him as such. Even so, many have received
Jesus as their Lord and Savior and Jesus calls them
His beloved children. I hope this Christmas finds your
name in the Book of Life. Again, this Christmas, be-
lievers rejoice in the greatest gift of all…the birth of
Christ the King, the Lamb of God who died for our
sins. Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year. 
Pastor Wayne Olson. 
In his first appearance at the
National Finals Rodeo, Cole
Elshere finished in the top of the
standings.
Cole placed 6th in one round,
4th in two rounds and 1st in one
round, giving him fourth in the
average. Cole had two nights
where he missed marking his
horse out of the gate, but scored 8
of the 10 nights.
Cody Taton, former SD cowboy
now living in New Mexico fin-
ished in 7th place in the average.
Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, was just
out of the average, in 9th place.
Nikki Steffes, Newell, placed
5th in the average, with Lisa
Lockhart, Oelrichs, finishing in
3rd.
Steer wrestler Todd Suhn of
Hermosa finished 8th in the aver-
age.
Cole can be very proud of him-
self with his fourth place in the
average in his first NFR! South
Dakota is, and especially his fam-
ily and friends in the Faith area.
Elshere finishes 4th
in average at NFR
The First Annual Festival of
Trees was held on December 3,
2012. The trees and wreaths were
auctioned off that evening. The
top two organizations selected to
receive the money from the auc-
tion were Faith Senior Center
and Community Action Team in
the amount of $453.75 apiece.
They appreciate all those busi-
nesses and individuals who do-
nated and those who purchased
items.
Auctioneer, Mason Dietterle
1st Annual Festival of Trees
benefits two organizations
volunteered his time to do the
auction and Jim Stephens do-
nated the use of the Frontier
Room.
It is planned to do the event
again next year, so be thinking of
your tree, wreath or centerpiece
that you can have auctioned off
next year!!  Also you can plan on
purchasing your tree, wreath or
centerpiece already decorated at
the Second Annual Festival of
Trees!!
December 19, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 3
Driving impaired is not worth
the risk of being on SANTA’S
Naughty List!
The consequences of drinking
and driving are serious and real.
Not only do you risk killing your-
self or someone else, but the
trauma and financial costs of a
crash or an arrest for driving
while impaired can help you de-
cide WHAT you are GETTING for
Christmas for years to come!
Violators often face jail time,
the loss of their driver’s license,
higher insurance rates and
dozens of other expenses from at-
torney fees to fines to loss of
wages.
REMEMBER!
Drinking and driving won’t
land you on SANTA’s NICE list!
Plan ahead for your holiday
celebrations.
1. If you drink, don’t drive.
2. Designate a sober driver
before the fun begins.
3. If you’re hosting a party,
make sure you have non-alco-
holic beverages available.
4.  If you see a drunk driver
on the road, call 9-1-1 to make
a report.
5. REMEMBER! Every trip!
Every Time! Buckle Up!
Let’s keep this holiday season
safe and sober for everyone on our
roadways.
Merry Christmas & Happy
New Year!
NW Prevention Resource Cen-
ter
Three Rivers Counseling Cen-
ter – Lemmon
Dear Editor
Reading Vicky Waterland’s
Marcus News in the NOv. 7th
issue of th eFaith Independent
brought back many memories of
the old Marcus days from about
1928-37. Many of you will remem-
ber my parents, Dan & Agnes
(Quinn) Regan. Both of them
graduated from Faith High
School. My mother taughtt at the
MArcus school for many years.
My dad wokrked for Ted Clark as
a clerk in his store, where he
bought and tested milk. At one
time, it was the largest cream
store in South Dakota.
Back in those days, the dirty
30’s, everyone was in the same
boat...BROKE! Depite that we
managed to have wonderful
times. Almost every Sunday was
spent in church in the morning
and at the baseball field in the af-
ternoon, and Marcus had a great
baseball team!
My dad managed the team.
Some of the players included the
3 Bauer brother: Harold as
catcher, Jesse as pitcher &
Claude at 2nd base. The Ellefson
brothers also played: Eric at 1st
base, Vic and thier younger
brother , Bill, Vic and John
Schmidt traded off playing short-
stop. John Moravec also played
ctcher and was a utuiilities
player. Frances Kilness played
outfield. There were also 3 Jordan
brothers on the team: Frances,
Bill and Walter. Francis played
3rd pase. (Side note: Walter Jor-
dan was contacted by teh St.
Louis Cardinals, but becaulse of
their large famimly & the poor
economy, money could not be
raised for him to go to the try-
outs.) Ed & Sis Kovarik were the
team’s biggest fans!
The area baseball league was
composed of Marcus, Enning,
Stoneville, Cooper, Sulphur,
Plainview and Chalk Butte. Mar-
cus also played some semi-pro
teams like Homestake, Cement
Plant, and Ft. MEade Cavalry.
When Marcus played these
teams, Dad would get a left-
handed pitcher from Dupree,
Lefty Mouser. He was tough!
After almost every homegame,
the players, their wives and kids,
and the fans would gather at my
parent’s home in their big back
yard. The yard had a barrel stove
where Mom and Mae Moravec
would make pancakes or a large
pan of gravy for bread and gravy
for evryone. There was a large
quantity of beer consumed!
Other special childhhot memo-
ries of mine included the Faith
Fair and the Faith Amateur
Hour. My sister, Tiny, and I often
participated as did my gran-
mother, Nina Regan Boyer, and
her daughters, Allie (Hand) and
Nina (Melander).
Once during the Faith Fair,
Marcus played Faith in baseball.
After the game, theh players
talked John Moravec into
wrestling the carnival
wrestler...The winner of the
match would receive the gate.
John won and recieve 85¢!
Bob Regan
Letter to the Editor
Naughty or Nice?
Christmas has always been a
season of tradition. From picking
out the Christmas tree, to baking
for the neighbors, nearly every
family has their own customs and
traditions around the holidays.
Some of these traditions are com-
munity-wide celebrations that
capture the true spirit of the sea-
son. Throughout the state you
will find small and large towns
coming together to enjoy the com-
pany of others and reflecting on
the year that has passed.
For some, a trip to Pierre for a
look at the Christmas trees that
are decorated by businesses, non-
profit organizations, and govern-
ment offices is an annual
tradition. Others enjoy the nativ-
ities and Christmas pageants
that local churches and commu-
nity groups will host each year.
Some enjoy the sounds of the sea-
son at school concerts and the
South Dakota Acoustic Christmas
in Sioux Falls, Yankton, Lead,
and Rapid City. No matter the
tradition, the season presents
wonderful opportunities to enjoy
the fellowship of friends and fam-
ily.
Perhaps no tradition is more
important than celebrating the
season of giving by remembering
those who are less fortunate. I am
always amazed by the generosity
of South Dakotans, and I know
that in difficult times those in
need can count on others for sup-
port during the Christmas sea-
son. Not all South Dakotas have
the means to make financial do-
nations to those in need, but
many South Dakotans will choose
to donate their time and talents,
offering a helpful hand to a neigh-
bor in need, organizing food
drives, and providing a warm
meal and gifts to less-fortunate
children.
We also think about those fam-
ilies who have loved ones serving
in the military around the globe
who will be apart this Christmas.
The strength of the family mem-
bers who celebrate traditions
while praying for the safety of
loved ones in harm’s way reminds
us all of how fortunate we are to
be together this time of year.
As you continue to celebrate
your Christmas traditions this
season, Kimberley and I would
like to wish all of those travelling
this season safe journeys and a
very Merry Christmas. May God
continue to bless South Dakota
and our great nation.
South Dakota Christmas Traditions By Senator John Thune
Merry Chri stnas Iron
Vilas Pharnacy & Healthcare 5tore
Prairie Oasis Mall, Faith, 5D
Christmas
ACROSS
1. Bing Crosby musical
film (2 wds)
7. Joyful song
8. December 25
(2 wds)
9. Public lodging
11. Tree with needle-
shaped leaves
12. Seventh reindeer
13. Santa's rig
14. Man in red suit
(2 wds)
19. Dinner entrée
20. Mashed potatoes
topping
21. Kids' downhill ride
22. After-Christmas
bargains
23. One of 10 leapers
DOWN
1. Hymn set to
"Greensleeves¨ tune
(4 wds)
2. Long-standing
custom
3. Fifth reindeer
4. Bread pudding
topping (2 wds)
5. ___ Christmas!
6. Austrian Christmas
carol (2 wds)
10. Mary's son
11. Dessert with pastry
shell
15. Mailed greeting
16. Celestial being with
halo and wings
17. Child's wish list
18. Rudolph's nose
1he Þloins Jnsuronce
Agency
Jim, Jomi, uol1on, 5holi & Ko1ie 5heridon
Page 4• December 19, 2012 • The Faith Independent
Faith
News
By Loretta Passolt
Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
This week Faith lost one of it's
most loved residents when Doroty
Ulrich passed away. If you follow
Facebook you'll know it was filled
with memories of Dorothy, typing
class, business law, En La Pampa
and the Faith school annual. She
taught generations of us and we
respected her. The ole gal knew
her stuff and she expected you to
do good work and behave in her
class. She taught my mother, me
and my brother, Earl. Many area
families can say the same about
their families. The continuity pro-
vided by her and teachers such as
her are what make our commu-
nity and our area people so spe-
cial. Unfortunately, our school
boards tend to forget that area
teachers are like gold and they
need to tell them so. I'm sorry we
didn't tell Dorothy how much we
all thought of her.  I told Harold
that I’m not sure what Dorothy
would have done with me since
Sears Roebuck, and J.C. Penney
don’t send out their big fat cata-
logs. She insisted short people
like me had to put our feet on a
catalog so we could set with feet
flat on the floor. Typing required
correct posture at all times! Our
sympathy goes out to her family,
she will always be remembered.
Robert (Bob) Antrim also
passed away. Bob drove down the
street in his patrol car and we all
remembered we better behave.
Bob kept after us to drive cor-
rectly and cleaned up our messes
when we didn’t. He was a special
man to do the job he did. Sympa-
thy also goes to his family.
I receive messages from Caring
Bridge about several people, one
of whom is Trinity Wood. Shawna
Wood, Trinity’s sister, wrote that
the doctor told them Trinity’s dis-
ease is back and “he’s  angry and
very aggressive.” Please pray for
her and her family as they face
another round of treatments.
Shawna and Trinity are hoping to
fly to South Dakota for Christ-
mas with family.
On the good side of the news
this week, Kennedy Ann McLel-
lan, daughter of Kerry and Myr-
iah  McLellan showed the world
what a determined little girl can
do. In honor of her deceased
Uncle Arleigh McLellan,
Kennedy collected 975 dollars to
buy Christmas gifts for a family
of 5 children she had never
met.  With the help of her family,
she bought the gifts, wrapped
them and delivered them. The
best part is that Kennedy ex-
pected nothing in return but the
good feeling it put in her heart.
God Bless you Kennedy!
Friday, Lacey Wondercheck
and I went Christmas shopping in
Rapid City. When we stopped for
lunch we were fortunate enough
to see Ora Taton. We visited and
caught up on friends, family,
neighbors and old times. It was
such a good visit and I enjoyed it
so. Ora was one of my first grade
students the very first year I
taught school at United Elemen-
tary School. That puts a lot of
water under the bridge, doesn’t it.
The Marcus Church Christmas
candlelight service will be Sun-
day, December 23rd at 4:30. with
fellowship to follow. Everyone is
asked to bring goodies. There will
be be some special music at the
candlelight service.
For a
comfortable
holidav season
for one and
all. Thanks for
vour business
and please
come again
soon.
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Wishing a season merry
and bright to all of our
patrons.
We appreciate your loyal
business this past year.
Christmas Eve Hours:
Dec. 24: 1 PM – 4 PM
Lone Tree Bar
Main St., Faith, SD
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Fog and frost! We had plenty of
it last Thursday and Friday. A
thick, heavy fog moved in
Wednesday night and stayed all
day Thursday. Friday the trees
and power lines were thick with
frost. It was a beautiful sight, and
thankfully no lines broke or went
down. Temperatures are to be a
little warmer by the end of the
week, but we’ll still have a white
Christmas.
Belated condolences to the
family of Oscar Bachand. He was
Melodee Inghram’s dad. He was
known by many in the county and
surrounding area.
Faith lost one of its nicest
ladies last week. Condolences to
the family of Dorothy Ulrich.
Dorothy taught high school typ-
ing here for many years. She was
such a soft-spoken lady, and I
don’t think she ever raised her
voice. Although you knew when
she meant business! She was al-
ways a short lady and got shorter
as the years went on, but she
never seemed to age much. You
could always enjoy a visit with
her. She will be missed by many.
Condolences are also extended
to the family of Robert “Bob”
Antrim. Bob passed away at
home over the weekend. Bob was
our SD Highway Patrolman for
many years. At Christmas time
he usually had to say “Bah, Hum-
bug” when he saw me. It got to be
a ritual, carried over from the
Chamber Office. I understand
Bob’s service will be held Friday
at 2:00 at the Community Center,
but double check first.
The entire country was sad-
dened by the shooting of the 20
children and 6 teachers and staff
members at the school in Con-
necticut. It’s hard to comprehend
such a tragedy.
Trinity Wood needs to be kept
in your prayers. She continues to
fight her battle with cancer. She
underwent surgery last week to
place a rod in her leg as it is
weakened by the disease. You
can keep up with Trinity’s condi-
tion on caring bridge.
Dave and Eldora Fischbach
went to Watertown the end of last
week to celebrate an early Christ-
mas with Nathan and Anita and
kids. They returned home Sun-
day.
Had a visit with Marge Hoff-
man on the phone Monday after-
noon. She is keeping very busy in
Rapid City. She attended the
Opal Church Christmas program
with Amy Bochman and her girls
on Sunday.
If you’re out in the evenings
make sure you drive around and
look at all the Christmas lights.
There are some pretty ones.
Congratulations to Cole
Elshere on his super NFR finish!
Cole placed 4th in the average.
That’s amazing for his first NFR.
Cole placed 6th in one round, 4th
in two rounds and won one round!
He made some good money for
himself! Great job Cole!!
The Faith School students pre-
sented their Christmas program
this past Monday night. The stu-
dents at the Maurine School will
be holding their program this
Thursday night at 6:30.
The boys will be traveling to
Timber Lake for a game this
Thursday night. They will be
playing at Hettinger on January
3rd. The girls will be hosting
Dupree on January 4th.
School will dismiss at 1:00 this
Friday for Christmas vacation.
They will resume classes on Jan-
uary 7th. The Library will close
early also, but will be open sev-
eral days during the break.
I came across this “recipe” in
one of my old cookbooks and
thought it appropriate for the sea-
son.
A HOLIDAY RECIPE
4 c. Love 2c. Loyalty
2 Sp. Understanding 4 Qt. Faith
1 c. Friendship 5 T. Hope
2 T. Tenderness 1 Brl. Laughter
Take love and loyalty; mix
thoroughly with understanding,
hope and faith. Blend with kind-
ness and gentleness. Fold in for-
giveness and trust with friend-
ship. Sprinkle abundantly with
laughter. Bake it with sunshine.
Serve generous helpings daily.
I hope many of you will share
your Christmas news with our
readers. Call me, drop it off,
email, whatever, just share,
please.
Wishing you and yours a Very
Merry Christmas!
December 19, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 5
email us at faithind@faithsd.com
Opal News
By Kay Ingalls
Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden
Monday, John and Carmen
Heidler visited their new neigh-
bor, Brixie Vig, and her parents,
JT and Kelsey Vig. Comments are
that she is a cute little addition to
their home.
Spud and Bernice Lemmel
were in Spearfish on Monday for
Spud's dental appointment, and
in Rapid City on Tuesday for a
medical appointment.
Dale and Marie Ingalls spent
some time at the NFR in Las
Vegas this week.  Jason Ingalls,
Shelby Cammack, Marty and
Grace Haines spent from Thurs-
day to Sunday there as well.
Those kids will have memories
forever of this trip.  Their hotel
was the one where the suicide,
murder took place and their
flights got screwed up so missed
the Denver flight home, etc.  They
are still working on getting home
this Monday morning.
I went to Sturgis and on to
Whitewood on Wednesday and
met daughter, Rita Bestgen, and
off to Spearfish for Christmas
shopping we went.
Dan, Glenn and Margaret Fo-
gelman were in Rapid City on
Wednesday to do some shopping.
A new television was on their list,
a nice big screen model. Friday,
Margaret went into Faith for an
appointment.
Sheryl Ingalls Lesmeister
came to surprise her dad, Marlin
Ingalls, on Friday to help him cel-
ebrate his birthday. Paul and
Debbie Delbridge and Sheryl took
Marlin and Ethel out for a prime
rib supper that evening in Faith.
Sunday, Debbie made dinner and
birthday cake that was shared
with Marlin, Ethel, Sheryl and
Jodi Howie and kids at their
home near Howes.
Faye Fees returned this week
after spending time visiting
friends in the Eden, SD area.
Rod, Tracy and Justin Ingalls
hauled a sick pickup to Rapid
City for attention on Friday.  Did
shopping, and brought some
ranch supplies home on the
trailer.
Walter and Diane Fees were in
the Hills on Saturday.  Good cook-
ing coming to their house as a
new stove was picked up.
That is all the news shared
this week.  Sure would like to
share more with readers away
from here, but if I don't get it,
can't send it on.
It's beginning to look a bit
more like Christmas, but we
could still use some more of the
white stuff to accumulate some
moisture. While temperatures
could be bitter cold, the weekend
was a bit on the chilly side.
Students and teachers are
looking at over 2 weeks for
Christmas vacation this year. So,
hopefully they have some great
things planned.
Larry, Jesse, Reg, and Tristen
Rhoden went pheasant hunting
on Saturday east of Pierre. It was
a first time hunt for Reg and Tris-
ten and each one was able to
shoot at least one or two birds.
They also experienced cleaning
pheasants for the first time as
well. If anyone has a great recipe
for pheasant you can shoot it to
lrhoden@gwtc.net.
The Atall School had a full
house for their Christmas pro-
gram on Friday night. Folks en-
joyed visiting after the program
as well as the wonderful treats.
John and Sylvia hosted a fam-
ily dinner at their home on Sun-
day. Kathryn Spring and Jo
Strong were in attendance as
well. Sylvia's mother will return
home to Minnesota this week so it
was a nice send-off before her trip
back.
Wednesday, Dec.19 is Elm
Spring's Christmas program at
the Elm Springs Hall at 6:00 pm.
The Enning/Union Center School
will host their Christmas pro-
gram at the Central Meade
County Community Center on
Thursday evening, December 20
beginning at 6:00.
Tumblers had their first prac-
tice on Monday of last week.
There are some girls returning
who are doing very well in their
gymnastics skills and we also
have several first time gymnasts.
Sandy Rhoden is instructing with
Melanie Cammack assisting.
The Faith boys and girls games
this past week were wins for
Faith. The boys have played and
won three games and will travel
to Timber Lake on Thursday.
The Keffeler family will hold
their family dinner in the fellow-
ship room of the Community Bap-
tist Church this Sunday. Their
mother, May Keffeler, is nearing
a century old and still partici-
pates in family gatherings and is
occasionally seen and a grand-
child's basketball game.
We still have some time to
enjoy the Christmas lights as well
as nativity scenes in the area. So
when driving through Union Cen-
ter and by Prairie Bible Church,
be sure to take note of the nativ-
ity scenes that remind us of the
reason for the season.
The country was saddened to
hear of the school shootings in
Connecticut last week. We con-
tinue to pray for those families.
We also have families in our area
in need of prayer and support.
Trinity Wood, near Maurine, is in
a tough battle with her cancer at
this time. She is only in her twen-
ties and has fought it for a num-
ber of years. Celine Trask is in
the Rapid City hospital after a se-
rious accident on their ranch.
There is a caring bridge set up for
Celine Trask at http://www.car-
ingbridge.org/visit/celinetrask.
Please visit this site and leave a
message as she will enjoy having
them read to her at this difficult
time. Celine is 16 years old.
Please pray for these girls and
their families.
This will be the last CMC news
until after Christmas. May you
hug your children a bit tighter,
appreciate your elders for what
they've provided, and remember
that we live in the greatest nation
in the world. Wishing you many
great blessings this Christmas.
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A 1radition of 1rust
Washington, DC — U.S. Sena-
tor Tim Johnson (D-SD) today
recognized the 376th anniversary
of the National Guard and the
South Dakota National Guard’s
150th anniversary with a Con-
gressional Record statement.
Johnson highlighted the history
of the South Dakota National
Guard and its service to South
Dakota and the United States
over the years.     
Full text of the Congressional
Record Statement from Johnson
below:
Mr. JOHNSON of South
Dakota. Mr. President, I rise
today, on the 376th birthday of
the National Guard, to honor all
those who have served in the Na-
tional Guard and to pay tribute to
the South Dakota National
Guard, which this year celebrates
its 150th anniversary.  The South
Dakota National Guard has
served in every major American
conflict since the Civil War, in ad-
dition to helping countless com-
munities recover from natural
disasters and other emergencies.
This June, South Dakotans par-
ticipated in celebrations across
the state to commemorate the
Guard’s important milestone. 
The history of the South
Dakota National Guard dates
back to the early days of the
Dakota Territory.  On January
27, 1862, the Guard first formed
in Yankton, South Dakota, to pro-
tect settlers in the fledgling terri-
tory.  Since that time, the South
Dakota National Guard has
served our nation in every major
conflict, sending units to the
Spanish-American War, World
Wars I and II, and Operations
Just Cause and Desert Storm.
The Guard has also been called to
aid in our country’s military ef-
forts during the Mexican Border
Conflict, the Korean War, the
Vietnam War, and peacekeeping
missions in Bosnia and Kosovo.
Since the attacks of September
11, over 8,000 South Dakota
guardsmen have served in Iraq
and Afghanistan, and we honor
the service of those guardsmen
who have made the ultimate sac-
rifice in the line of duty.  As the
father of a soldier in the National
Guard, I personally understand
the sacrifices these servicemem-
bers make and the burdens
placed on their families during
deployments.  I know our entire
nation shares in my gratitude for
their service.
When disaster strikes, the
South Dakota National Guard
comes to the aid of our state and
nation.  Throughout its history,
the men and women of our Guard
have battled floods, fires, bliz-
zards, tornadoes and a host of
other disasters. Last year, when
flooding from the Missouri River
threatened communities along its
banks, guardsmen were there to
shore up levees, pile sandbags
and help citizens prepare for the
worst. When hurricanes Katrina
and Rita devastated states along
the Gulf Coast, units from the
South Dakota National Guard
were deployed to help the region
recover. 
The Guard personnel from the
Mount Rushmore State represent
the best South Dakota has to
offer.  They have consistently
served our state and country with
resolve, compassion and honor.
On the occasion of the South
Dakota Guard’s 150th anniver-
sary observance, please join me in
commending Guard personnel for
their great service, both to the cit-
izens of South Dakota as well as
to the nation. I applaud their will-
ingness to answer the call to duty.
Johnson recognizes
South Dakota National Guard
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Children’s Fiction
Splat the Cat Takes the Cake
by Amy Hsu Lin
The Runaway Pokémon by
Simcha Whitehill
Judy Moody’s Mini-Mysteries
and other Sneaky Stuff for Super-
Sleuths by Meagan McDonald
Orange Princess has a Ball by
Alyssa Crowne
Power Rangers Samurai: The
New Ranger by Marilyn Easton
A to Z Mysteries: Sleepy Hollow
Sleepover by Ron Roy
Too Purpley! By Jean Reidy
Stink and the Ultimate Thumb
Wrestling Smack Down by Megan
McDonald
Children’s Nonfiction
Pet Heroes by Nicole Corse
Juvenile Fiction
Gold Rush Fever by Barbara
Greenwood
Pigs Might Fly by Dick King-
Smith
Bonanza Girl by Patricia
Beatty
The Pharaoh’s Secret by
Marissa Moss
Infinity Ring: A Mutiny in
Time by James Dashner
Wolves of the Beyond: Spirit
Wolf by Kathryn Lasky
Ben and Me by Robert Lawson
A Jar of Dreams by Yoshiko
Uchida
Salsa Stories by Lulu Delacre
Shoe Bag by Mary James
The 39 Clues: Shatterproof by
Roland Smith
Wolves of the Beyond: Frost
Wolf by Kathryn Lasky
The Underdogs by Mike Lupica
Juvenile Nonfiction
Monster Trucks: High Octane
Machines that Crush, Crash and
Roar! By Nancy Cartelyou
The Tall Tale of John Henry by
David Neufeld
A Picture Book of Sojourner
Truth by David A. Adler
Get on Board: The Story of the
Underground Railroad by Jim
Haskins
And then what Happened Paul
Revere? By Jean Fritz
Who was Steve Jobs? By Pam
Pollack
Our World of Mysteries: Fasci-
nating Fact about the Planet
Earth by Suzanne Lord
Amelia Earhart by David Lowe
A Hero’s Guide to Warriors by
Deborah Murrell
Adult Fiction
When Lightning Strikes by
Kristin Hannah
Flirting with Disaster; the
Charleston Trilogy by Sherryl
Woods
A Season of Angels by Debbie
Macomber
Adult Nonfiction
Bridal Shower Themes: Casual
to Elegant by Pat Nekola
Remember that the library will
close at 1 PM on Friday, Dec. 21
and be open on Dec. 27 & 28 from
9 AM – 1 PM; open on Jan. 3 & 4
from 9 AM – 1 PM.  Regular open
hours will resume on Jan. 7.
Happy Holidays!!!
New Books at the Faith Library
for the New Year 2013
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Farm & Ranch LIfe Farm & Ranch LIfe
Dr. Rossman Dr. Rossman
Holiday season brings out
the best in farm people
The holiday season, stretching
from Thanksgiving Day until
New Year’s Day, is one of the hap-
piest periods for many farm fami-
lies. Although harvest is usually
not finished when Canadians cel-
ebrate Thanksgiving Day in Octo-
ber, by Thanksgiving Day in the
U.S. most farm crop work is done.
People who live on farms and
ranches often use the holiday sea-
son to review how the year has
gone. For most agricultural peo-
ple the review is more than an ac-
counting of their financial
situation. It’s often filled with
thoughts of family and a personal
inventory of “How am I doing?”
We ask ourselves if we could
have done something better. Did
I work hard enough? What will I
do differently in the way I ap-
proach life next year? Have I been
sufficiently kind and generous?
Of the people I love, who needs
my help?
Holiday traditions are impor-
tant. A farmer, Jim, told me about
a beautiful tradition his family
undertakes at Christmas. Each
family member brings two gifts to
the family celebration: one for the
person whose name he or she
drew, and an item that can be
auctioned off after the gift ex-
change.
Usually the item to be auc-
tioned off is practical, such as a
farm tool, a pie, or tickets to an
upcoming event. Someone serves
as the auctioneer. All the family
members bid on the items they
want. Sometimes the price is
steep!
The collected money is
awarded to one or more family
members in most need of assis-
tance. The members discuss
among themselves who needs
help the most.
Family traditions during the
holidays evolve. In my immediate
family our children, their spouses
and grandchildren gather at our
farm for Thanksgiving vacation.
The guys hunt pheasants,
ducks and geese. The ladies “go
hunting” for shopping malls or
entertaining events. Even if they
don’t buy much, they enjoy “high
tea” or a good movie.
We all pitch in with the cook-
ing and cleaning. The guys pre-
pare the ham, turkey and hors
d’oeuvres. The ladies make the
side dishes, bread and desserts.
In-laws, friends who don’t have
relatives living close-by, and
cousins usually join us for the
Thanksgiving banquet.
Another Rosmann family tra-
dition is a “fishing” Christmas
tree. The three most important
decorations are porcelain fig-
urines of three fishers: a gray-
haired grandpa with a fly rod and
a cigar, a younger man in his float
tube and waders, and a boy
proudly displaying his prize
catch. We take turns at the top of
the tree.
Last week at a Board meeting,
a farmer friend, Chris, told me his
favorite Christmas Eve ritual is
cooking different kinds of pota-
toes—blue ones, purple spuds,
yellows, reds and odd shaped po-
tatoes.
Another family I know goes for
a ride on their horses after dark
on Christmas Eve. All the family
members saddle up. The parents
help the kids. They meander
around their ranch, talking,
singing carols, and sometimes
saying a prayer together. Even
when the weather is harsh, every-
one insists on carrying out the
tradition. Afterwards, Santa
Claus visits and the family mem-
bers exchange gifts.
Not everyone experiences joy
during the holiday season. Per-
sons who have lost loved ones
often approach the holidays with
sadness, for their closest compan-
ions are not with them during a
time when joy is usually shared.
Others face uncertainty, such
as coping with illness, business
set-backs, loved ones serving in
the military, or any of a myriad of
difficulties. Often we tend to look
at the holidays as omens of tough
times ahead. We ask for emo-
tional sustenance to help us en-
dure.
It’s “normal”--if I can use that
word--to prepare for challenges.
The holiday season becomes a
time of reflection, planning, pray-
ing, pulling resources together
and figuring out whom we can
count on for support, both emo-
tional and tangible.
The holiday season should be a
time for personal growth. It’s easy
to get caught up in the lures of
shopping and other thrills of com-
mercial enterprise. People who
live and work the earth for their
livelihoods are less apt than
many to lose the vision for what
is important. But even farm and
ranch people have to remember
the real reason we celebrate these
holidays.
The holiday season is an oppor-
tunity to make ourselves better,
to renew our commitment to sac-
rifice for the wellbeing of all and
not just ourselves.
I wish you a beautiful Christ-
mas spiritually, Happy Kwanzaa,
Rosh Hashanah, or whatever is
meaningful to your faith and be-
liefs.
Please send me your thoughts
and traditions pertaining to the
holiday season on my website:
www.agbehavioralhealth.com.
Thank you for helping make
this first year of authoring the
Farm and Ranch Life column a
blessing in my life. Mike Rosmann
May you be blessed with many this season.
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Holidays!
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The Lord has come!
May you have much
to rejoice about this
glorious time of year.
We enjoyed many successes this year,
and it's all due to you. Thanks for the gifts
of support, and may you have a blessed
Christmas and New Year.
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Vicky Waterland
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This free event is coordinated
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range of activities for youth to
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sponsored by area businesses and
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New this year, every youth
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Youth may participate in two
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The Longhorns had two more
wins when they hosted the Bison
Cardinals on Thursday, Dec.
13th.
The JV had a big win, 47-13,
with Dalton Sheridan leading the
scoring with 8 points, followed
closely by Josh Afdahl with 7, and
Glenn Palmer, Jarius Halligan
Tye Grubl and Wyatt Schuelke
adding 6 each.
Quarter scores
Faith 21-28-39-47
Bison 4-6-10-13
Stats: Chaney Keffeler 3 pts, 2
assts, 2 reb,1 blk, 2 stls; Dalton
Sheridan 8 pts, 3 assts, 2 reb, 4
stls; Glenn Palmer 6 pts, 3 assts,
1 reb, 2 stls; Jacob Ulrich 1 asst,
1reb; Jarius Halligan 6 pts, 2
assts, 3 reb, 7 stls; John Gropper
2 pts, 5 reb, 1 stl; Joseph Ulrich
1 reb, 1 stl; Josh Afdahl 7 pts, 3
assts, 4 reb, 2 stls; Rio Hulm 3
pts, 1 reb; Tye Grubl 6 pts, 4 reb,
1 blk, 1 stl; Wyatt Schuelke 6 pts,
1 asst, 5 reb, 2 stls.
The team hit 40% of their field
goals and 33% of their free
throws.
The varsity boys didn’t have
any trouble with the Cardinals ei-
ther, winning 73-26. The Long-
horns had 4 players in double
digits: Reggie Rhoden led with 21
points, Cody Trainor with 14, Jar-
ius Halligan and Rio Hulm each
with 11.
Quarter scores
Faith 22-36-51-73
Bison 8-14-18-26
Stats: Caden Smiley 2 assts, 7
reb. 2 stls; Cody Bernstein 8 pts,
4 assts, 2 reb, 5 stls; Cody Trainor
Longhorns defeat Cardinals
14 pts, 8 asts, 4 reb, 4 stls; Dalton
Sheridan 1 asst, 1 reb; Drew
Vance 1 asst, 6 reb, 1 stl; Jarius
Halligan 11 pts, 1 asst, 3 reb, 4
stls; Josh Afdahl 4 pts, 3 reb;
Marty Shaff 2 reb, 1 stl; Reggie
Rhoden 21 pts, 8 reb, 3 stls; Rio
Hulm 11 pts, 2 reb.
The team hit 44% of their field
goals and were 80% from the free
throw line.
The Longhorns received votes
in the HS Basketball Polls the
week of Dec. 10th.
The girls team also received
votes in the poll.
The next game for the Long-
horns is this Thursday night at
Timber Lake, then they’ll have
some time off before they play
again at Hettinger on January
3rd.
Tyson Selby … moves the ball down the court during the
Faith/Harding Co. game on Saturday. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
The grade school boy's basketball team … coached by Lynn and Murdock Halligan, finished
the season by winning their tournament Saturday. They are front row, left to right: Jerin Halligan, Kyler
Carmichael, Denim Varland, Isaac Jones, Hugh Groves and Harland Groves. Back row, left to right: Jade
Mortenson, Tyson Selby, Josh Jones, Rowdy Fischbach, Treyton Bushong and Seth Drum.
Photo by Marcia Samuelson
Keep up with your city, school,
and county … Read the Legals
Page 12• December 19, 2012 • The Faith Independent
Ag Secretary Vilsack’s
Column
CHEERS
It seems that our Holiday Sea-
son has been commandeered by
the “Fiscal Cliff” discussions in
Washington, DC. I’m not sure
who “Cliff” is but judging by the
rhetoric I hear, they must be ref-
erencing Cliff Clavin the infa-
mous know-it-all from the
“Cheers” program. He always had
this penchant for coming up with
some of the most obscure facts at
the most (in)opportune moment.
He may have not been fast
enough on the buzzer for the
“Jeopardy” show, but he surely
was armed with a plethora of
facts, figures, and numbers.
I think the discussion is really
simple and the answer is one that
our State and our farmers and
ranchers have figured out a long
time ago . . . . you can’t spend
more than you earn.  No credible
lending institution would allow
us to spend 140 percent of what
we earn while we try to manage
640% of our annual earnings
May this season
be one of growth,
renewal and beauty.
Thanks from all of
us. We look forward
to seeing you
again.
Season’s Greenings
Tri County Conservation Dist.
Harold, Dave, Rod, Barry, irving
Tawn, Derek, Dennis & Deb
Merry
Christmas
& a Happy
New Year!
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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY
Dr. Jason M. Haf ner
Dr. David J. Prosser
OPTOMETRISTS
Faith Clinic
1ST–3RD WEDNESDAYS
OF THE MONTH
PH: 967-2644
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PH: 605-490-8007 – Faith, SD
“Have truck will travel”
For all your on-farm tractor, truck &
machinery tire repairs call Dusty.
Leave a message if no answer
Call anytime 7 days a week!!
I have tubes & most common
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tire of your choice.
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Bison, SD
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Equip. Repair/Maintenance -
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Shop: 605-985-5007
Cell: 605-441-1168
Certified Diesel Tech
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Dr. Brandace Dietterle
DC Chiropractor
EVERY MONDAY
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Faith, SD
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Bus: 605-967-2562
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Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 am-Noon
CLOSED: SUNDAYS
For the best in critter care!
For all your Real Estate Needs
call Kevin Jensen
1-800-888-1619 or 381-4272
Black Hills land, homes and businesses.
With values and honesty born and bred in Faith,
trust Kevin Jensen to help you
solve your real estate questions.
Kevin Jensen your friend
in real estate
Raben Real Estate, Rapid City
Bogue & Bogue
Law offices
Eric Bogue
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416 S Main St., Fai th, SD
967-2529 or 365-5171
Available for all
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Birthdays
Graduations
Anniversary - Weddings
Call Diane Fees
605-748-2210 or 2244
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Cakes
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Faith, SD
Unit sizes: 5x10, 8x20,
10x10, 10x15 & 10x20
Steel storage facility
Call 967-2030 or
Cell 605-200-1451
Badlands Enterprises
Samuel C. O’Rourke, Sr.
PO Box 1618, Eagle Butte, SD
605-685-8703
samo@goldenwest.net
• Septic Tank Pumping
• Portable Restrooms
• General Contracting
hanging over us as outstanding
debt.  This pattern is not sustain-
able.
I appreciate the efforts of our
Senate and House Agriculture
committees.  Even though we
have not come up with total con-
sensus, they have streamlined
some programs, eliminated oth-
ers and proposed millions of dol-
lars in cost saving cuts that will
provide for an adequate level of
funding.  Our forefathers taught
us a long time ago that tough de-
cisions must be made in tough
times.  If all the other Depart-
ments in Washington, DC exerted
the same effort and diligence, I
think the discussion would be to-
tally different.  But, since the per-
centage of the Federal Budget
that goes to support production
agriculture and conservation is
only one half of one percent, our
overall impact though admirable,
is fairly minimal.
Agriculture is the rock that
provides a firm foundation for not
only the State of South Dakota,
but for our country as well.  That
rock is made out of our farmers
and ranchers that take care of
business, the land, their livestock,
the wildlife, and the environ-
ment. 
I am eternally grateful, hum-
bled, and honored to serve as your
Secretary of Agriculture. As we
turn the calendar from 2012 to
2013, I thank you for all you do
and wish you a blessed Holiday!
Walt
December 19, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 13
Brookings, S.D. - SDSU Exten-
sion will host Private Pesticide
Applicator Certification Train-
ings beginning Jan. 4.
Anyone planning to apply any
pesticides to an agriculture com-
modity potentially worth $ 1,000
or more, need to receive certifica-
tion as a private pesticide appli-
cator, explains Buyung Hadi,
SDSU Extension Pesticide Edu-
cation and Urban Entomology Co-
ordinator.
"It does not matter what pesti-
cide you apply whether it is her-
bicide, insecticide or fungicide you
need to be certified as a Private
Applicator," Hadi said.
There are three options to get
certified. A person many attend a
three-hour recertification class at
any certification site listed below.
Alternatively, they may stop by
the local Regional Extension Cen-
ter and pick-up the materials to
complete the open-book, home-
study exam, or the person may
take the Private Applicator exam
on-line at the Department of
Agriculture's website,
http://apps.sd.gov/doa/pwt/.
Although it is the law to be-
come certified, Hadi says there
are other benefits to becoming
certified.
"Certification gives you the
tools to apply pesticides properly,
safely and profitably. The certifi-
cation is good for five years and
allows applicators to buy and
apply general and restricted use
pesticides," he said.
During the trainings, SDSU
Extension personnel will cover
the South Dakota rules and regu-
lations about applying pesticides.
Depending on the location, we
will also discuss local pest man-
agement issues, be it insect pests,
weeds or diseases.
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Main St., Faith, SD
There is no charge for attend-
ing the private applicator class or
taking the open-book home-study
exam to become certified or recer-
tified as a private pesticide appli-
cator.
Perkins County: January 14
12.30 pm, Lemmon Regional Ex-
tension Center
robin.salverson@sdstate.edu
Meade County: February 19
1:00 pm 19617 Ball Field Road,
Union Center, Union Center
ruth.beck@sdstate.edu
Butte County: February 20
1:00 pm 41-5th Ave., Belle
Fourche
ruth.beck@sdstate.edu
Perkins County: February 26
1:00 pm Bentley Bldg, 400 West
Carr St., Bison,
ruth.beck@sdstate.edu
Dewey County: February 5,
1:00 pm 700 South Main St., Tim-
ber Lake
ruth.beck@sdstate.edu
Private Pesticide Applicator Certification Trainings
for 2013 begin Jan. 4
Harland Groves … brings the ball down the court during the
game against Bison on Saturday. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
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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:
December 25 – Office closed
for Christmas Day
MERRY CHRISTMAS &
HAPPY NEW YEAR
The Dewey, Ziebach and
Meade County FSA office staff’s
would like to wish everyone a
Very Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year
FARM STORAGE FACILITY
LOAN PROGRAM (FSFL)
This program helps to ensure
that producers have adequate ca-
pacity to store their harvested
production until they sell it on the
open market.
The FSFL Program provides
low-interest financing for produc-
ers of eligible commodities to
build or upgrade farm storage
and handling facilities. The max-
imum principal amount of a loan
through FSFL is $500,000. Par-
ticipants are required to provide
a down payment of 15 percent,
with CCC providing a loan for the
remaining 85 percent of the net
cost of the eligible storage facility
and permanent drying and han-
dling equipment. Loan terms of
seven, 10 or 12 years are avail-
able depending on the amount of
the loan. Interest rates for each
term rate may be different and
are based on the rate which CCC
borrows from the Treasury De-
partment.
Applications for FSFL must be
submitted to the FSA county of-
fice that maintains the farm’s
records. An FSFL must be ap-
proved before any site prepara-
tion or construction can begin.
The following commodities are
USDA/Farm Service
Agency News
Washington – U.S. Senator
Tim Johnson today voiced his
support for including the farm bill
in any end-of-the year legislation.
In a letter to Senate leadership,
Johnson and a bipartisan group
of Senators highlighted the $23
billion in deficit reduction in the
Senate-passed farm bill.
“The Senate-passed farm bill
gives producers long-term cer-
tainty and provides necessary as-
sistance to producers affected by
this year’s devastating drought.
Not only that, but our bill actu-
ally reduces the deficit and can
help fiscal cliff negotiators meet
their goals,” said Johnson. “The
House has shown no interest in
considering a farm bill on their
own, so we need to find a way for
them to act before the end of the
year. South Dakota farmers and
ranchers deserve the certainty of
a five-year farm bill.”
Johnson among others
who want farm bill included
in end-of-year package
ARROW TRANSIT SERVICE
1st Tuesday & 3rd Wednesday
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!
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loans:
• Corn, grain sorghum, soy-
beans, oats, wheat, barley, or
minor oilseeds harvested as
whole grain
• Corn, grain sorghum, wheat,
oats, or barley harvested as other-
than-whole grain
• Pulse crops such as lentils,
small chickpeas, and dry peas
• Hay
• Renewable biomass
• Fruits and vegetables – cold
storage facilities specifically
USDA is an equal opportunity
provider, employer and lender. To
file a complaint of discrimination,
write to USDA, Assistant Secre-
tary for Civil Rights, Office of the
Assistant Secretary for Civil
Rights, 1400 Independence Av-
enue, S.W., Stop 9410, Washing-
ton, DC 20250-9410, or call
toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (Eng-
lish) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or
(866) 377-8642 (English Federal-
relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish
Federal-relay). USDA is an equal
opportunity provider and em-
ployer.
Upcoming Sales:
MONDAY, DECEMBER 24: NO SALE (MERRY CHRiSTMAS)
MONDAY, DECEMBER 31: NO SALE (HAPPY NEW YEAR)
MON., JAN. 7: 1ST SALE OF 2013: SPECiAL FEEDER CATTLE SALE
MON., JAN. 14: SPECiAL BRED COW AND HEiFER SALE
Faith Livestock Commission Co.
(605) 967-2200
A nice run of cattle and sheep here for our sale on Monday,
December 17, the last sale of the 2012 season. All classes
of livestock were steady to higher with a lot of interest in
feeder cattle. A big thank you from Gary and Scott Vance
for the business in 2012 and we look forward to serving
you in 2013.
Thank you for your business.
REPRESENTATIVE SALES
Davis Ranch
104 .....................blk & bldy steers 525 .............$180.25
81 .......................blk & bldy steers 535 .............$179.50
101 .....................blk & bldy steers 430 .............$187.00
120 ....................blk & bldy heifers 524 .............$164.50
98 ......................blk & bldy heifers 443 .............$170.25
consignment of
97.............................Angus steers 547 .............$177.50
Cammack Ranch
9 ........................Angus cows 5-6s HD............$1275.00
14 ......................Angus cows 7-8s HD..............$975.00
14 ..................Angus cows broken HD..............$935.00
Palmer & Brooks
27 ..................Angus cows broken HD..............$900.00
Jody Brown
41 ..................Angus cows broken HD..............$925.00
We appreciate your business. Give us a call at 605-967-2200
or www.faithlivestock.com if you have livestock to sell.
We would be glad to visit with you.
Gary Vance – (605) 967-2162 OR Scott Vance – (605) 739-5501
OR CELL: 484-7127 OR Max Loughlin – (605) 244-5990 OR
1-605-645-2583 (cell) OR Glen King 1-605-390-3264 (cell)
December 19, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 15
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What do you say?
Before my junior year in high
school, I returned from a Boy
Scout canoeing trip to discover
my sister had been killed in a car
crash. I will never forget the sad-
ness of the moment when I
walked into the house, which was
filled with what seemed like half
the caring and wonderful town of
DeSmet, to find my Mom and Dad
there grieving. It was near the
end of that summer, but the be-
ginning of a long period of mourn-
ing for my family and me.
There were lessons that came
to me after my sister’s death. I re-
alized how important support
from a community could be. Con-
solation came from our friends,
neighbors, church community, as
well as people who we barely
knew. It seemed more about their
presence, and not their words. I
noticed there were people who
had trouble themselves dealing
with such loss, and they sort of
disappeared.
Also I realized that a funeral is
not exactly a time of closure for a
family, but really just the begin-
ning of a time to accept reality
and forge ahead with the difficult
changes that life can and does
deal out. It took me years to think
about my sister and relish in her
memory rather than cringe from
the pain of the loss. In that sense,
I know I will never have closure
and that’s good.
Some 14 years after her death,
while I was on the faculty of a
medical school in Georgia, I found
myself having to advise medical
students how to talk to patients
or family about sad news. I re-
viewed the medical literature on
the subject at the time, and con-
cluded that there is no right way
to do it except to be 100% honest,
and to say whatever is needed
with compassion. Through the
years those guidelines have sus-
tained me while I have had the
burden of sharing awful news.
Bottom line, it is being there,
more than words, that consoles.
Never worry about what to say,
just show up, be honest, and care.
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Page 16• December 19, 2012 • The Faith Independent LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWA School
Meade County
Commission Meeting
(Tuesday, December
4, 2012)
Generated by Lisa G Schieffer on
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Members present: Alan Aker, Doreen
Creed, Robert Heidgerken, Linda
Rausch. Absent: Gary Cammack – due
to 2013 Budget address at the Capitol in
Pierre, SD.
Meeting called to order at 8:30 AM
1. Call to Order at 8:30 AM
Procedural: A. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Meade County Veteran of the
Month
Discussion, Information: A. Decem-
ber VOM - Mr. Russell Hilton
Meade County Veteran of the Month
for the month of December is Mr. Russell
Hilton from Sturgis. Mr. Hilton served 20
years in the United States Air Force from
April 1954 until April 1974.
Mr. Hilton began his service to our
great country at Lackland AFB, San An-
tonio, TX, where he worked in the radar
bomb scoring area. Other assignments
throughout his 20-year career included:
Three different combat missions in
Vietnam
Keesler AFB, MS
Hill AFB, UT
Montreal, Canada
Maxwell AFB, AL
Waco, TX
Fairchild AFB, WA
Hawthorne, NV
Austin, TX and
His final assignment was at Ellsworth
AFB, SD where he retired in 1974.
Post his retirement from the Air
Force, he became the Chief of Police of
Sturgis. After that they had owned a
parts store in Arizona; and then came
back to Sturgis to finally retire.
Mr. Hilton garnered many honors dur-
ing his time in service of which included
the fourth-highest combat and the ninth
highest U.S. military award in order of
precedence:
The Bronze Star for acts of heroism,
merit, or meritorious service in a combat
zone.
He was also awarded the Presidential
Unit Citation. This citation is awarded to
units of the Armed Forces of the United
States and allies for extraordinary hero-
ism in action against an armed enemy
that display gallantry, determination, and
esprit de corps in the performance of its
mission under extremely difficult and
hazardous conditions that set it above
and apart from other units participating
in the same campaign.
His other awards include:
The AF Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Good Conduct Medal with 2 loops
National defense service medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Bronze
Service Star
Air Force Longevity Service Award
with oak leaf cluster
Small arms expert marksmanship rib-
bon
Republic of Vietnam Campaign
Medal
And the Air Force Material Command
Badge
3. Routine Business
Discussion, Information: A. Opportu-
nity for Public Comment
No public comment at this time.
Discussion, Information: B. Items
from Department Heads
The following Department Heads
came to update the Board about their re-
spective departments:
Ron Merwin, Sheriff
Kirk Chaffee, Director of Equalization
Kevin Krull, State’s Attorney
Kevin Forrester, Head of Buildings
and Maintenance
Ken McGirr, Highway Superintendent
Lisa Schieffer, Auditor,
Jerry Derr, Human Resources/Com-
missioner Assistant.
4. items from Auditor
Discussion, Information: A. Sub-
agreement between the SD Secretary of
State and Meade County SD.
Meade County Auditor Lisa Schieffer
presented to the Board the Sub-agree-
ment between the South Dakota Secre-
tary of State and Meade County SD
regarding the TotalVote Software System
to be used by the Counties. No action
was needed on the same.
Information: B. 2013 Annual Budget
Schieffer presented to the Board the ap-
proval of the 2013 annual budget for
Meade County from the South Dakota
Department of Revenue & Regulations.
Action: C. Correction to Minutes of
October 2012
Discussion was had regarding the
minutes of the October 2012 Commis-
sion meeting wherein the following mo-
tion was made:
“Motion to accept the recommenda-
tion by the Sheriff and Highway Superin-
tendent for the changes in speed limits
for the following roads:
1. Anderson Road --- leave as
posted
2. Bethlehem Cave Road --- leave
as posted
3. Chimney Canyon Road --- post at
35 MPH
4. Homer Smith Road --- post main-
tained section at 35 MPH
5. Kimberly Drive --- leave as posted
6. Lincoln Tarken Lane --- post at 35
MPH
7. Little Elk Creek Road --- post at
35 MPH from service road to curve
where road narrows and the remainder
at 25 MPH
8. Midland Heights --- now within
City of Piedmont’s jurisdiction
9. Piedmont Meadows --- leave as
posted
10. Stage Barn Canyon Road --- pri-
vate road
11. I-90 Service Road (Piedmont
area) --- post at 45 MPH (Exit 44 to Exit
48 now at 35 MPH)”
Motion was made to amend the min-
utes from October 2012 item #11. – to
read “Elk Creek Road Exit #46 to Stage
Stop Exit #48 to 45 mph.”
Motion by Rausch, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Heidgerken, Rausch.
Action: D. Correction to August 2,
2011 Minutes
Schieffer addressed the Board re-
garding an expenditure that was to be
paid in 2011, by motion, out of the Com-
mission Budget. Said expenditure was
then addressed again for 2012 to be paid
out of the Director of Equalization
Budget. Schieffer asked that the August
2, 2011 minutes be amended to correctly
reflect the DOE Budget.
Motion to amend the minutes of Au-
gust 2, 2011 to show that the Boards
Docs program was to be paid out of the
Director of Equalization Budget instead
of Commission Budget.
Motion by Heidgerken, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Heidgerken, Rausch.
Schieffer informed the Board that the
Black Hills Association meeting will be
held at the Meade County Administrative
Building December 14th, 2012 at 1:30
p.m. Coffee and cookies will be served
at the same.
Discussion was had as to why the
meeting was not being held at a place in
town that pays taxes to Meade County,
wherein a meal is provided with ade-
quate room to break-off into groups.
Schieffer explained that the secretary of
the association did try to call numerous
establishments regarding the same.
Motion to request that the Auditors
bring cookies and other Christmas treats
and that it is mandatory that the male
County Commissioners bring savory
snacks like bean dip, lime chips, etc.
Motion by Rausch, second by Creed.
Motion Fails. Yea: Creed, Rausch.
Nay: Aker, Heidgerken.
5. items from Commission Assis-
tant
Action, Discussion, Information: A.
MPB Logger Pay Schedule
Discussion was had regarding the
setting up of a MPB Logger pay sched-
ule.
Motion to approve the following pay-
ment schedule: to A/P
Vouchers Signed & Submitted
Checks Ready For Pickup
Notes:
Checks not picked up on:
Friday, 11/30/2012 3:00 PM
Thursday, 12/06/2012 3:00 PM
12/06/12 will be mailed on 12/07/12.
Friday, 12/14/2012 3:00 PM
Thursday, 12/20/2012 3:00 PM
12/20/12 will be mailed on 12/21/12.
Friday, 01/04/2013 3:00 PM
Thursday, 01/10/2013 3:00 PM
01/10/13 will be mailed on 01/11/13.
Friday, 01/18/2013 3:00 PM
Thursday, 01/24/2013 3:00 PM
01/24/13 will be mailed on 01/25/13.
Friday, 02/01/2013 3:00 PM
Thursday, 02/07/2013 3:00 PM
02/07/13 will be mailed on 02/08/13.
Friday 02/15/2013 3:00 PM
Thursday, 02/21/2013 3:00 PM
02/21/13 will be mailed on 02/22/13.
Friday, 03/01/2013 3:00 PM
Thursday, 03/07/2013 3:00 PM
03/07/13 will be mailed on 03/08/13.
Friday, 03/15/2013 3:00 PM
Thursday, 03/21/2013 3:00 PM
03/21/13 will be mailed on 03/22/13.
Friday, 03/29/2013 3:00 PM
Thursday, 04/04/2013 3:00 PM
04/04/13 will be mailed on 04/05/13.
Motion by Creed, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Heidgerken, Rausch.
Action, Discussion, Information: B.
SD Consultant Contract for Community
Health Services
The Chairman deferred the matter
until a later date.
Action, Discussion, Information: C.
Dust Pollution Complaint
Discussion was had on a citizen com-
plaint for dust pollution regarding the
Mountain West Products location by In-
terstate I-90. Chairman Aker asked that
the matter be deferred until Deputy Di-
rector of Planning Bill Rich could come
before the Board to address the same.
Rich came before the Board and discus-
sion ensued as to the possibility of start-
ing the same as a nuisance complaint.
The Board then directed Rich to put the
same on his list to discuss the situation
with Mountain West Products. Commis-
sioner Creed asked that a time limit be
put on the same. Rich will bring the mat-
ter back before the Board in January
2013.
Action, Discussion: D. Hwy Depart-
ment Union Contract
Motion to approve Chairman signing
the 2013 HWY Union Contract with lan-
guage changes.
Motion by Rausch, second by Creed.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Heidgerken,
Rausch.
Action, Discussion: E. Firewise Pro-
gram
Commissioner Assistant Jerry Derr
gave an update on the “Vets in the
Woods Program”. Initially, the proposal
was for $125,000.00 to be split between
Lawrence and Meade County. At this
time it is not known whether Lawrence
County will join into the proposal be-
cause of their extensive efforts for the
Pine Beetle Program. An accurate
budget will need to be resubmitted into
the Auditor’s Office along with a supple-
menting of the same for 2013. Commis-
sioner Rausch felt that signage was
needed on project sites advertising the
program and a phone number. Creed
agreed, the same will be within the pro-
grams budget.
6. Dinner Break @ Noon. Recon-
vene at 1:00 PM
Minutes: A. Recess for Dinner Break
7. items from Director of Equaliza-
tion
Action, Discussion, Information: A.
Add Omitted Property to the assessment
rolls of Meade County for Darrell Steffes
in the NENE, SENE, S2 in 30-7-8, Parcel
31.30.112
Senior Appraiser Garet Hunt and Jon
Olson came before the Board and rec-
ommended that Parcel #31.30.112 be
added to the tax rolls for 2010, 2011 and
2012 in the amount of $125,464.00.
Discussion was had regarding how
many years the Board can go back to
add tax on a property.
Motion to add the omitted property
presented by the Director of Equalization
Office to the Meade County assessment
rolls for 2010, 2011, 2012.
Motion by Creed, second by Rausch.
The vote was deferred until a legal
opinion could be given on the statutory
limit on years.
Meade County Deputy State’s Attor-
ney Ken Chleborad came before the
Board to give a legal opinion regarding
SDCL 10-6-36.1. According to statute
and the timing of when the form was pre-
sented (November 1st cut-off) the parcel
could only be added for years 2011 and
2012. Chleborad also asked that new
wording be used on the form as un-
recorded improvements.
Move to amend the original motion to
just the years 2011 and 2012. *amend-
ment is the result of the opinion of
Deputy State’s Attorney Chleborad.
Motion by Creed, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Heidgerken, Rausch.
Action, Discussion, Information: B.
Add Omitted Property for Parcel
01.07.17
Appraiser Rae Schneider came be-
fore the Board and recommended that
Parcel #01.07.17 be added to the tax
rolls for 2012 in the amount of
$19,167.00.
Motion by Creed, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Heidgerken, Rausch.
Action: C. Kenneth Karp has a final
plat of Lot 1 of Karp Subdivision in the
N2SW of 17-3-11
This item was pulled off consent for
Wednesday and moved to Tuesday.
Motion to approve the final plat as
presented.
Motion by Heidgerken, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Heidgerken, Rausch.
Action, Discussion, Information: D.
1st Reading of Ordinance 21.
Discussion was had regarding the
draft of Ordinance #21- An Ordinance
Providing for Temporary Campgrounds.
(*This is not a noticed First Reading)
Director of Equalization Kirk Chaffee
and Sheriff Ron Merwin came before the
Board to discuss the draft of Ordinance
#21 and asked for inclusions or exclu-
sions to the same. Discussion was had
regarding the difference between a State
licensed campground and a temporary
County campground license. Merwin dis-
cussed with the Board “why can’t the
campgrounds be licensed by both?”
Chaffee discussed the issue with the
Secretary of Health, and on a temporary
you can ask for a State license as well,
but the State does not have to require a
campground to get a temporary license.
The Board also discussed the fee
structure of said Ordinance #21 and the
classifications of the same.
Motion to not have as many different
classifications and set the minimum of
$400.00 for the fee.
Motion by Creed, second NONE.
Motion Fails. Lack of a second.
Motion to create three tiers as speci-
fied, except the bottom tier would be 20-
50 occupants at $200.00, the remaining
two tiers are as follows:
51-500 Occupants $500
501+ Occupants $3000
Motion by Aker, second by Creed.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Heidgerken, Rausch.
Motion to set January 9, 2013 at
10:00 a.m. for First Reading of Revised
Ordinance #21- An Ordinance Providing
for Temporary Campgrounds.
Motion by Rausch, second by Creed.
Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed,
Heidgerken, Rausch.
8. items from Weed and Pest
Action, Discussion: A. Hermann Re-
quest for Payment
Head of Weed & Pest Nathan Jagim
came before to discuss the Hermann re-
quest for payment. The Board advised
Jagim to find the original of the invoice
or proof of payment for the services ren-
dered so reimbursement can be made at
the State rate for 69 trees.
Action, Discussion: B. Joint Power
Agreement with SDDA
Discussion was had regarding the
Joint Power Agreement from the South
Dakota Department of Agriculture. The
Board discussed when the original dis-
tricts were formed for Meade County
wherein Board Members who reside in
established districts are placed on the
Weed & Pest Board. Meade County
State’s Attorney Ken Chleborad informed
the Board that the same took place in
1984 and it involved counties of 5000 or
more wherein each needed a person in
the established districts. Auditor Lisa
Schieffer will examine the minutes in
1984 to see if such districts were formed
by the County.
Motion to approve the Joint Power
Agreement with SDDA.
Motion by Heidgerken, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Heidgerken, Rausch.
Motion to authorize the Chairman to
send a letter to the Governor regarding
the same.
Motion by Rausch, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed,
Heidgerken, Rausch.
9. Meeting Recessed 5:00 PM and
Reconvened December 5 @ 10 AM.
Present Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken and Rausch.
10. Public Hearing 10 AM
Action, Discussion: A. Bid Opening
on 2013 HWY Fuel Contract
One bid was received by the Board
from CBH Cooperative. Said bid is on file
in the Meade County Auditor’s Office.
Motion to approve accepting the bid
of CBH Cooperative.
Motion by Cammack, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Final Resolution. Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Action, Discussion: B. Section Line
Re-Classification
Motion to approve deferring the sec-
tion line re-classification matter and set
the same for hearing on December 19,
2012 at 8:30 a.m.
Motion by Cammack, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Action, Discussion: C. Application for
Sale of Alcoholic Beverage
Hearing was set for 10:00 a.m. for re-
newal application for the 2013 licensing
year. Commissioner Creed asked for dis-
cussion to be had on the Hagg Hospital-
ity LLC application due to the fact the
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same has not been used for quite some
time. Rex Hagg discussed the same with
the Board and defended the lack of
usage of the license and the statutory re-
quirements.
Motion made to approve the following
licenses:
American Legion Post 315, Inc.,
Ellsworth AFB (retail on-sale liquor, Sun-
day on-sale)
Vicki McKee, McKee’s Pub & Grill,
Black Hawk (retail on-sale liquor, pack-
age off-sale liquor, Sunday on-sale)
MSJ Dining, Inc. (formerly ESL Din-
ing, Inc.) – Elk Creek Steakhouse &
Lounge, Inc., Piedmont (retail on-sale
liquor, Sunday on-sale)
Full Throttle Saloon and Camp-
ground, LLC., Sturgis (retail on-sale
liquor, Sunday on-sale)
Hagg Hospitality, LLC., Piedmont (re-
tail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-sale)
Howes Store, Robert & LaVonne
Hansen, Howes (package off-sale liquor)
A.T. Elk LLC, Elk Creek Resort, Pied-
mont (retail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-
sale)
Reno’s Inc., Reno’s Casino, Black
Hawk (retail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-
sale, package off-sale liquor)
Shep & Deb’s Casino, Debbie Rich-
mond, Black Hawk (retail on-sale liquor,
Sunday on-sale)
Buffalo Chip Campground LLC., Stur-
gis (retail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-sale)
Sacora Station LLC, Sacora Station,
Piedmont (retail on sale liquor, Sunday
on-sale)
Country Stores, Inc., Black Hawk
(package off-sale liquor)
Robert S. Q. Phelps, The Barn, Pied-
mont (retail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-
sale)
Glencoe Entertainment, LLC., Sturgis
(retail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-sale 1
of 2)
Glencoe Entertainment, LLC., Sturgis
(retail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-sale 2
of 2)
Broken Spoke Campground LLC.,
Sturgis (retail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-
sale)
Barrelhouse LLC., Piedmont – Retail
On-Off Sale Wine;
Tamalyn Schaeffer, The Garage
Sports Bar – Retail On-Off Sale Wine;
Motion by Cammack, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Action, Discussion: D. Supplements
to 2013 Budget
Hearing was set for 10:00 a.m. for
supplementation of the FY2012 Budget.
Discussion was also had regarding Pine
Beetle Funding.
Motion to approve the Resolution
Adopting Supplemental Budget for
Meade County, SD.
RESOLUTiON ADOPTiNG
SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET FOR
MEADE COUNTY, SD
WHEREAS, the County of Meade,
South Dakota, did not provide sufficient
revenue by the final adoption of the
budget for the year beginning January 1,
2012, and ending December 31, 2012,
necessary to enable the county to con-
duct the indispensable functions of gov-
ernment, and
WHEREAS, Section 7-21-22 of the
Code of the State of South Dakota,
makes it mandatory that the Board of
County Commissioners adopt and ap-
prove a supplemental budget for appro-
priations for such amounts as the County
Commissioners deem necessary,
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RE-
SOLVED by the Board of County Com-
missioners in regular session this 5th
day of December, 2012, notice of hear-
ing on adoption of a supplemental
budget having been duly given, and said
hearing held on the 5th day of December
2012, that the following amounts are
hereby appropriated for the following
purposes as supplemental and in addi-
tion to the annual budget for the fiscal
year beginning January 1, 2012, and
ending December 31, 2012:
Court Appointed Attorney 101-5-155-
422 $20,000
Poor Relief 101-5-411-429.6 $35,000
Mental Illness 101-5-441-429.5
$5,000
24/7 248-5-212-426.1 $2,000 (cash
thru 248)
Title III 216-5-221-429.5
$64,270.61 (cash thru 216)
Capitol Project 300-5-161-422
$72,133 (cash thru 300)
Law Library 766-5-153-426.1
$750.00 (cash thru 766)
Dated at Sturgis, South Dakota, this
5th day of December 2012.
Meade County Board of Commission
APPROVED: /s/Alan Aker
________________________
Alan Aker, Chairman
ATTEST: /s/ Lisa Schieffer
_____________________
Lisa Schieffer, Auditor
Motion by Cammack, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
11. Scheduled items
Action, Discussion: A. Improvements
and Maintenance on High Meadows
Road
Meade County Highway Superintend-
ent Ken McGirr discussed the various is-
sues affecting the High Meadows Road
and what possible solutions there are to
correct the same.
Public comment was taken from Phil
Hogen, Don Scandrett, Mary Antonson
and Paul Wilson.
Commissioner Cammack requested
that McGirr meet with area residents to
discuss the various options.
Chairman Aker suggested checking
into whether it would be a good MPO
project. Commissioner Rausch agreed
and asked that the same be put on the
January 2013 agenda for further discus-
sion.
Motion to go into executive session
due to personnel matters.
Motion by Rausch, second by Creed.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Motion to go out of executive session
and return to regular session.
Motion by Cammack, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Action, Discussion: B. Natural Re-
source Committee
Discussion was had on the letter from
the South Dakota Sheep Growers Asso-
ciation regarding Animal Damage Con-
trol and Wildlife Damage Management.
Motion to have the Chairman sign
and send the letter to the Governor ad-
dressing the County’s concerns over the
ADC/WDM program.
Motion by Cammack, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
12. items from Commission
Action, Discussion, Information: A.
Communiques to Commission
Board of County Commissioners may
act on any correspondence presented.
The following communiques were given
to the Commission:
1 USFS Environmental Assessment
for cave and abandoned mine manage-
ment options for the bat disease com-
monly known as white-nose syndrome
(WNS). No action taken.
2 Noxious Weed Program (Letter
from Thune). No action taken.
3 Sturgis Road Speed Limit Exits 46-
48 (Letter from DOT).
Motion to send a follow-up letter to
the Department of Transportation re-
garding speed limits in the Piedmont
area.
Motion by Cammack, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
4 BankWest application for designa-
tion as depository for 2013. No action
taken. The same will be addressed in
the January 2013 regular meeting.
Action, Discussion: B. Tree Planting
@ Black Hawk Exit
Motion made that Meade County de-
sires the Department of Transportation
to cooperate in landscape plantings at
the Black Hawk exit.
Motion by Aker, second by Cam-
mack.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Motion made to go into executive due
to personnel matters.
Motion by Rausch, second by Cam-
mack.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Motion made to come out of execu-
tive and return to regular session.
Motion by Cammack, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Action, Discussion: C. Secondary
Employment of County Employees
Discussion was had regarding sec-
ondary employment of County employ-
ees. No action was taken.
Action, Discussion: D. Ghere Mainte-
nance Agreement for 150th Ave
No action needed as there is no legal,
signed contract.
Commissioner Creed would like to
have a policy stating that there be 3
copies of all contracts. One to be re-
tained in the Commissioner Assistant’s
Office, Auditor’s Office and State’s Attor-
ney’s Office.
The same will be put on the agenda
for the December 19, 2012 special meet-
ing for discussion.
Action, Discussion: E. 2013 Commit-
tee Appointments
Commissioner Assistant Jerry Derr
will post the vacancy for the position
from the Sturgis area for the Weed and
Pest Board.
Motion to pay the Weed Board
$100.00 per meeting plus mileage effec-
tive January 2013.
Motion by Aker, second by Cam-
mack.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Motion made to go into executive due
to personnel matters. Mr. Robert
Bertolotto was invited into executive ses-
sion.
Motion by Cammack, second by
Rausch.
Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed,
Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch.
Motion made to go out of executive
session and return to regular session.
Motion by Aker, second by Cam-
mack.
Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed,
Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch.
Action, Discussion: F. County Con-
tracts on Equipment
No action taken.
13. Dinner Break
Action: A. Recess for Dinner
14. Scheduled items
Action, Discussion: A. Private Prop-
erty Access to Public Right- Of- Way
Chairman Aker put the same on the
agenda. On hand were Ken McGirr, Kirk
Chaffee and Ken Chleborad. Lyndee Fo-
gelman and Amy Jobgen came before
the Board to discuss access being de-
nied to get onto their property that bor-
ders 5th Street in Piedmont. Fogelman
and Jobgen have used the access in the
past to get into the back side of their
property, which cannot be accessed from
the front. The property was annexed by
the City of Piedmont up to the property
line owned by Fogelman and Jobgen.
The City will not allow access onto the
same. The Board informed them that the
County cannot do anything when the
property is owned by another incorpo-
rated entity and that they would need to
try talking to the City of Piedmont again.
Action, Discussion: B. Appointment to
Planning Board
Open interviews were conducted with
four candidates (Craig Shaver, Curtis
Nupen, Doreen Creed and Bill McCarty
for two positions on the Planning Board.
After interviews concluded, motion
was made to go into executive session
due to personnel matters. Commissioner
Cammack requested that Commissioner
Creed abstain from executive session
due to conflict of her being an applicant
for the Planning Board.
Commissioner Creed stated “she
would not exclude herself for conflict,
any more than we had a new commis-
sioner invited in for our morning session
for personnel, which that was no different
than having a private citizen come in.”
Commissioner Cammack’s request
was denied. Vote proceeded on going
into executive session due to personnel
matters.
Motion by Cammack, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Motion to come out of executive ses-
sion and return to regular session.
Motion by Rausch, second by Cam-
mack.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Motion made to appointment Craig
Shaver for the open term currently held
by Shaver.
Motion by Cammack, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Chairman Aker asked if there were
any other nominations.
Motion made to appoint Doreen
Creed for the open term currently held by
Shaver.
Motion by Aker, second by L Rausch.
A roll call vote was taken.
Voting for Doreen Creed was: Aker,
Creed and Rausch.
Voting for Craig Shaver was: Cam-
mack and Heidgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Creed will fill the position of Shaver’s
term.
Motion made to appointment Craig
Shaver for the open term currently held
by Bob Powles.
Motion by Cammack, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Chairman Aker asked if there were
any other nominations.
Motion made to appoint Bill McCarty
for the open term currently held by Bob
Powles
Motion by Rausch, second by Creed.
A roll call vote was taken.
Voting for Bill McCarty was: Aker,
Creed and Rausch.
Voting for Craig Shaver was: Cam-
mack and Heidgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Mc-
Carty will fill the position of Powles’ term.
Motion to go into executive session
due to personnel.
Motion by Cammack, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Motion to go out of executive session
and return to regular session.
Motion by Cammack, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
15. Consent Calendar
Action (Consent), Discussion: A.
Consent Calendar
Resolution: Motion to Approve Items
on Consent Calendar
Motion by Cammack, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Action (Consent): B. Commission
Minutes 11.8.12
Approved minutes from the Novem-
ber 8, 2012 regular Commission meet-
ing.
Action (Consent): C. Auditor's Ac-
count with County Treasurer
AUDiTOR’S ACCOUNT WiTH THE
COUNTY TREASURER
To the Honorable Board of County
Commissioners Meade County:
I hereby submit the following report of
my examination of the cash and cash
items in the hands of the County Treas-
urer of this County as of December 1,
2012.
Total amount of deposits in bank –
79,301.45
Total amount of actual cash –
3,024.74
Total amount of checks and drafts in
treasurer’s possession not exceeding
three days – 93,855.50
Itemized list of all items, checks and
drafts which have been in the Treas-
urer’s possession over three days:
Postage & Exp. – 1,215.26
CD’s & Savings – 801,278.90
Pioneer Bank – ($201,278.90)
First Interstate – ($500,000)
Farmer’s State Bank – ($100,000)
First Interstate Bank Spec. Account –
4,963,483.51
Farmer’s State Bank – 18,688.44
First Trust – 0.00
First Interstate Bank Savings Ac-
count – 1,484,803.15
Flex Account – 25,594.56
Wells Fargo – 0.00
cc pending – 1,609.03
Insuff. Funds Checks – 46.98
TOTAL – 7,471,901.52
Dated this 1st day of December,
2012.
/s/ Lisa Schieffer, Meade County Auditor
Action (Consent): D. Register of
Deed's Report
Approve November 2012 Register of
Deed’s Report in the amount of
$30,997.00.
Action (Consent): E. Approval of
Claims for Payment
THE FOLLOWiNG BiLLS WERE
APPROVED AND PAiD:
ALLOCATiONS:
SALARiES: Commissioners –
$6577.50, Auditor – $15541.45, Treas-
urer – $22892.85, States Attorney –
$30147.50, General Gov. Building –
$23888.62, Director of Equalization –
$39952.61, Register of Deeds –
$11934.60, Veteran Service Officer –
$3108.75, Human Resources–
$6911.88, Sheriff $95513.63, County
Jail – $68898.13, Coroner – $1575.50,
County Nurse – $4116.72, Weed & Pest
Control – $7249.82, Highways, Roads
and Bridges – $76598.12, Communica-
tions – $25632.44
SUPPLiES, SERViCE, EQUiP-
MENT: A&B Business Equip – $289.97,
Active Data – $749.85, Aker Woods –
$250.00, Dakota Business Center –
$138.60, Executive Finance – $80.00,
First Interstate – $10.85, LexisNexis –
$305.00, New World Systems –
$50334.00, M Pates – $1874.50, Pitney
Bowes – $345.75, Schneider Corp –
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$1815.00, V Weins – $350.00, Western
Communications – $250.00, D
Whitaker – $9018.50, Xerox – $62.31,
US District Court – $14.00, A&B Weld-
ing – $96.88, Aker Woods – $440.00,
Allan Vet Svc – $624.00, Assoc Const.
Inspectors – $450.00, ATCO Interna-
tional – $192.50, Bierschbach Equip. –
$1858.90, BH Chemical – $12000.25, R
Brennick – $462.81, M Briscoe –
$500.00, Brown & Saenger – $28.16,
Butler Machinery – $675.65, Campbell
Supply – $254.76, Cash-Wa – $2260.23,
CBH – $5300.32, Century Business
Leasing – $327.06, City of RC –
$455.00, Clinical Lab – $1629.00, Colli-
sion Forensic Solutions – $650.00, Cre-
ative Product – $759.53, Crum Electric –
$1591.51, CSD – $183.25, Dakota Busi-
ness Center – $275.38, Diamond Mow-
ers – $202.26, Earthgrains – $407.78,
Ecolab – $157.44, Eddies Truck Cen-
ter – $63.50, ES&S – $3626.54, Ellis
Consultants – $875.60, Fastenal Co. –
$45.13, First Interstate Bank –
$10741.33, Godfrey Brake – $1654.35,
Great Western Tire – $1070.02,
Grimms – $81.20, C Harkins – $150.00,
Heartland Paper – $1199.60, Hersrud –
$38.99, Horwath Laundry Equip –
$153.18, J Hostetter – $100.00, J How-
ell – $490.00, Industrial Supply –
$222.78, Interstate Batteries – $44.95,
Jacobsen Ford – $241.08, Jenner
Equip. – $87.66, John Deere Financial –
$2404.95, Johnson Controls – $7545.50,
Johnston Hardware – $247.30, Kimball
Midwest – $499.56, Knock Out Special-
ties – $316.09, Loftus – $110.00, Lowe
Roofing – $43.20, Lyle Signs –
$2462.32, McLeod’s Printing – $887.54,
Meade County Times – $72.00, Meade
Co. Treas – $1215.26, Microsoft Corp –
$716.00, Moore Medical – $495.10, Mor-
man Law Office – $117.50, National No-
tary Assoc – $71.50, Nyacor – $263.43,
O’Reilly Auto – $65.70, Owens Inter-
state – $385.03, Pacific Steel – $341.73,
M Pates – $747.50, Penn Co. Auditor –
$1496.07, Penn Co. Sheriff – $1732.75,
Pete Lien & Sons – $635.72, Peterson
Auto – $758.50, Postage By Phone –
$1000.00, R Powles – $9.62, Priority
Dispatch – $78.00, Project Lifesaver –
$35.12, Quill – $210.97, RC Regional
Hospital – $350.49, Rapid Delivery –
$44.40, Ricoh – $9.84, Rivera Finance –
$675.75, Rushmore Office – $3210.18,
Sam’s Club – $110.56, Sand Creek
Printing – $588.50, SD Dept of Health –
$1160.00, SDDOT – $38411.70, SD
Sheriffs Assoc – $1113.02, SD States
Attys Assoc – $1413.00, SDML Workers
Comp Fund – $68042.37, S Semerad –
$737.20, Servall – $336.51, Sheehan
Mack – $443.08, Short Const. –
$57248.54, Site Work Specialists –
$357034.44, State Bar of SD –
$1535.00, State Flag $467.61, State
Treas – $443.00, Sturgis Napa –
$318.19, Sturgis Regional Hospital –
$54.24, Timemark – $660.00, Tyler
Tech – $33428.58, US Foodservice –
$5395.17, Wellmark Flex Benefits –
$207.00, West Payment Center –
$696.00, Western Comm. – $4374.60,
WSDJDC – $20587.50, D Whitaker –
$8463.50, White’s Canyon Motors –
$52.38, Whiting Hagg Hagg – $732.80,
State Treas – $2317.50, Opal Fire
Dept – $553.94, Lone Prairie Diesel –
$1590.00, City of Faith – $242.82
MiLES, MEALS, LODGiNG: A Aker –
$87.29, G Cammack – $102.12, R Hei-
dgerken – $108.04, Knuckle Saloon –
$138.48, R Mallow – $16.28, L Quam –
$16.28, Ramkota Inn – $183.98, Side-
hack Saloon – $153.99, T Wieczorek –
$22.20
COURT-APPOiNTED ATTORNEY:
Grey Law – $337.40, R Haivala –
$615.00, J Hilpert – $2413.60, R Hy-
mans – $59.65, Lewis & Clark –
$149.00, L Lewno – $223.65, Rensch
Law – $4024.35, K Thompson –
$4363.55
MENTALLY HANDiCAPPED: Yank-
ton – $3193.77
MENTAL iLLNESS: Audra Malcomb
Consulting – $1776.17, Behavior Mgmt –
$375.00, D Cody – $15.00, Frantzen Re-
porting – $32.30, D Mayer – $35.00,
Penn Co. – $494.00, Penn Co. States
Atty. – $645.00, RC Regional Hospital –
$1241.92, K Swanda – $15.00, K
Thompson – $914.45, C Valades –
$70.00
SUPPORT OF POOR: Kirk Funeral –
$950.00
PUBLiSHiNG: BHWG – $121.60,
BHWG – $532.48, Faith – $589.36
UTiLiTiES: BHP&L – $11486.94,
Centurylink – $1660.67, Grand Electric –
$61.44, MDU – $622.27, Verizon –
$1781.85, BHP&L – $823.25, Grand
Electric – $742.67, Knology – $1876.09,
Midcontinent Comm. – $57.20, Sturgis
Water – $207.27, West River Elect. –
$134.63, Butte Electric – $113.86, West
River Electric – $78.63
JURY FEES: G Adrian – $24.80, W
Aukamp – $64.80, J Backes – $134.04,
J Bares – $10.74, J Bartels – $23.32, D
Bender – $26.28, P Bestgen – $15.18, C
Birmingham – $64.80, M Bolton –
$27.02, M Brevik – $11.48, S Bruse –
$12.22, T Casteel – $10.74, W Clay-
more – $23.32, G Cobb – $178.44, N
Cochran – $11.48, S Corcoran – $27.02,
N Cox – $24.80, D DeKraai – $11.48, H
Dunn – $11.48, R Eisenbraun – $10.74,
T Erickson – $32.20, C Evers – $101.48,
T Ewalt – $11.48, T Fode – $32.20, J
Freeman – $50.74, B Geary – $28.50, L
Glasgow – $10.74, A Grenstiner –
$27.02, C Grubl – $18.14, B Guiliano –
$32.20, D Haivala – $10.74, T
Halvorsen – $26.28, B Harrington –
$17.40, B Hencke – $13.70, A Henry –
$21.10, D Hershey – $15.18, L Hoff-
man – $24.80, R Hrachovec – $129.60,
C Hudson – $61.10, E Kammerer –
$32.20, F Karp – $55.88, N Keffeler –
$10.74, S Keller – $10.74, D Kreutz –
$20.36, V Kreutz – $10.74, J Kukla –
$131.08, L Larson – $23.32, S Lewis –
$12.22, F Loofbourow – $28.50, D
Lukesh – $54.44, D Maher – $21.10, M
Maney – $129.60, W Marks – $141.44,
C McDonald – $11.48, T Meland –
$10.74, C Millard – $25.54, S Miller –
$126.64, J Mohni – $35.16, P Moross –
$24.80, E Patino – $137.00, M Paz –
$10.74, S Pfeifer – $28.50, E Rose –
$11.48, L Rupp – $13.70, D Ryan –
$24.80, R Schieffer – $50.74, L Sea-
man – $21.84, M Simmons – $101.48, T
Smith – $162.16, L Solmonson –
$101.48, T Stumpf – $13.70, A Thomp-
son – $24.06, L Trainor – $87.70, R Van-
Houten – $25.54, S VanNorman –
$10.00, M Walker – $24.06, L Wetz –
$34.42, C Williams – $11.48, M
Williams – $10.74, K Wilson – $119.24,
M Winegar – $54.40, S Wipf – $50.74, K
Wood – $30.72, T Woods – $72.20, B
Alexander – $61.10, V Brink – $64.80, L
Magelky – $52.22, J Olson – $61.10, C
Richardson – $64.80, A Salazar –
$50.74, D Stocklin – $127.70, D Stoor –
$62.58, C Weisz – $50.74
VARiOUS FUNDS: Norwest Bank,
matching Social Security – $31667.88,
SD Retirement System, matching retire-
ment – $27885.46, county share of
health and life insurance – $80481.23.
Action (Consent): F. Personnel Ac-
tions
PERSONNEL ACTIONS, Employee,
Action, Effective
Scott, Randolph, Raise to $20.62,
11/16/2012
Shoun, Teresa, Raise to $17.25,
11/10/2012
Hunt, Garet, Raise to $4088.16,
11/01/2012
Hast, Kathryn, Raise to $16.65,
11/22/2012
Lippert, Lowell, Raise to $17.62,
11/27/2012
McCarthy, David, Raise to $17.97,
11/15/2012
Cummins, Anthony, Raise to $17.05,
11/14/2012
Martin, Valerie, Temporary to Full
Time, $16.07, 10/26/2012
Stephenson, Ronda, New Hire,
$10.47 , 11/05/2012
Action: G. Arthur & Linda Daknis are
requesting a setback variance for an ex-
isting pole barn addition on Tract A of the
NE in 19-6-5
Action: H. Kathy Driggs has a final
plat of Lots C1 & C2 of Lot C of Pleasant
Valley Subdivision in the N2 of 36-5-5
Action: I. Wade & Kim Bahr have a
preliminary plat of Lots 2A & 2B of Lot 2
of Tract 13 of McEwen Ranch Subdivi-
sion in the NENE of 29-3-7, N2NW of 28-
3-7, S2SW of 21-3-7
16. Adjourn
Action, Procedural: A. Adjourn the
Meeting
Motion to adjourn the meeting.
Motion by Cammack, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
APPROVED:
___________________________
Alan Aker, Chairman
ATTEST:______________________
Lisa Schieffer, Auditor
Published Decemaber 19, 2012 at the
approximate total cost of $386.63
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
ADVERTiSEMENT
FOR BiDS
The City of Faith, South Dakota will
be accepting sealed Bids for the pur-
chase of a used Digger Derrick Truck as
per specifications on file in the Finance
Office at the Faith Community Center,
Faith, South Dakota.
Sealed bids will be received up until
4:00 P.M. MDT on December 27th,
2012. Bids will publicly be opened and
read in the regular meeting room of the
Common Council in the Faith Commu-
nity Center at Faith, South Dakota at
6:15 P.M., M.S.T. Each sealed bid must
be clearly marked “Digger Derrick
Truck”. Each bid must be accompanied
by a certified check, bankdraft, cashier’s
check, money order or bid bond in the
amount of 5% of the bid.
The City of Faith reserves the right to
reject any and all bids and any and all
portions thereof, and to waive any irreg-
ularities.
By: Debbie Brown
City Finance Officer
City of Faith
Faith, South Dakota
Published December 12 & 19, 2012 for
a total approximate cost of $21.43
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Proceedings of the
Common Council
City of Faith, SD
The Common Council for the City of
Faith, South Dakota met in regular ses-
sion on December 4, 2012 at 5:30 P.M.
in the Community Room of the Commu-
nity Center. Mayor Haines called the
meeting to order, Brown called roll call,
and Mayor Haines led the Pledge of Al-
legiance.
Council members present: Riley, In-
ghram, Nolan, Spencer, Lightfield, and
Hellekson.
Others in attendance were: Debbie
Brown, Tim Bernstein, Loretta Passolt
and Sandy Rasmussen.
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Riley to approve the agenda as pre-
sented. Motion carried.
Riley made a motion, seconded by
Lightfield to approve the minutes of the
November 20, 2012 meeting with the fol-
lowing correction:
Under Abatement: Change Five yes
votes to All yes votes. Motion carried.
CLAIMS APPROVED:
The following claims were presented
and read:
Advanced Building Services, Inc.,
Refinish Gym Floor – $4,000.00; Aflac,
Cancer & Accident Insurance – $734.28;
Allegiant Emergency Services, MV Part-
Fire Dept – $385.85; Applied Concepts,
Inc., Minor Equipment – $4,625.00;
Avesis Third Party Administrators, Inc.,
Vision Insurance – $126.38; Batteries
Plus #76, Batteries – $293.90; Border
States Electric Supply, Electrical & Tele-
phone Supplies – $815.94; Brown, Deb-
bie, Repay for Supplies – $150.90; City
of Faith, Utilities – $8,463.12; City of
Faith, On & Off Sale Liquor Licenses –
$1,000.00; Coca-Cola Refreshments,
Pop – $431.00; Collins Compaines 2011,
Professional Services – $1,054.00; Con-
sortia Consulting by Telec, General Con-
sulting & Settlements – $1,470.00;
Dakota Business Center, Quarterly
Maintenance – $155.44; Delage Landen
Fin. Service, Copier Lease – $44.46;
Dept of Revenue, Laboratory Services –
$13.00; Dupper, Gloria, Repay for Sup-
plies – $21.19; EPD Enterprise, Port-a-
Potty – $2,000.00; Faith Community
Health, Drug Testing – $25.00; Faith Fit-
ness Center, Full Time Employees Mem-
bership – $50.00; Faith Independent,
Publishing – $172.83; Frito-Lay, Misc –
$97.12; Golden West Telecommunica-
tions, Special Access – $1,894.18;
Hauser, Patty, Repay for Supplies –
$31.79; Heartland Waste Management,
Hauling Garbage & Dumpsters –
$4,135.00; Henschel, Ed, Ambulance
Laundry – $66.00; Iron Horse Ag Serv-
ice, Oxygen – $36.75; Jerome Bever-
age, Beer – $6,286.55; Johnson
Western Wholesale, Liquor – $2,418.43;
M&T Fire & Safety, Inc., Repair & Main-
tenance-Fire Dept – $902.18; North
American Numbering, Annual Share of
Cost for NANP – $25.00; Northwest Bev-
erage Inc., Beer – $12,332.70; Oak Hill
Consulting, Consulting – $60.00; Roy's
Pronto Auto Parts, Repair & Mainte-
nance – $704.30; SD Retirement Sys-
tem. Retirement Plan – $3,546.20;
Schwan's, Misc – $115.73; Sodak Dis-
tributing Company, Liquor – $2,312.41;
Sysco North Dakota, Inc., Supplies –
$177.55; Tri County Water, Water –
$6,237.60; Verizon Wireless, Ambulance
& Police Cell Phones – $226.13; Visa,
Gasoline, Lodging, Tools – $2,375.23;
Farmers State Bank, SS & Withholding –
$836.36; Farmers State Bank, SS &
Withholding – $2,775.49; Express Com-
munications, Inc., Intra/Inter Access Ex-
pense – $1,460.38; Bank Card,
Collection Fees – $112.28; Farmers
State Bank, Extra Statement – $3.00;
Dept of Revenue, 911 – $394.88; Dept
of Revenue, Drivers Licensing –
$165.00; Companion Life, Dental Insur-
ance – $569.74; Wellmark BlueCross &
Blue Shield, Health Insurance –
$8,027.83; Afdahl's Appliance, Air Con-
ditioner – $10,855.00
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to approve all claims pre-
sented. All yes votes. Motion carried.
RESOLUTIONS & ORDINANCES:
Lightfield introduced the following
resolution for its adoption:
RESOLUTION NO.
12-04-12-01
A Resolution Passed Pur-
suant to Revised Ordinances,
Title 8 - Utilities Establishing
Rates and Charges for Utility
Services for the City of Faith,
South Dakota;
WHEREAS pursuant to
the Revised Ordinances, Title 8
- Utilities, the Common Council
is authorized to establish rates
and charges for all utility serv-
ices by Resolution; and
RESOLVED, that the fol-
lowing rates and charges are
adjusted and added to those
rates contained in RESOLU-
TION NO. 12-31-91-02 which
the following new rates will be
effective on January 1, 2013 bill:
Electric:
Residential Rate: Service
Charge $11.00
per month
(Every Meter used by the
customer will be billed a Service
Charge)
June Thru August, All
KWH – $0.112
Sept. Thru May, 0 - 750
KWH – $0.101
Over 750 KWH – $0.081
Commercial/City Rate:
Service Charge Singe-
Phase – $17.00 per month
(Every Meter used by the
customer will be billed a Service
Charge)
Service Charge Three-
Phase – $23.00 per month
(Every Meter used by the
customer will be billed a Service
Charge)
June Thru August, 0 –
5000 KWH – $0.120
Over 5000 KWH – $0.101
Sept. Thru May, 0 – 5000
KWH – $0.106
Over 5000 KWH – $0.084
Home Occupational Rate:
Service Charge Single-
Phase – $17.00 per month
(Every Meter used by the
customer will be billed a Service
Charge)
Service Charge Three-
Phase – $23.00 per month
(Every Meter used by the
customer will be billed a Service
Charge)
June Thru August, 0 –
5000 KWH – $0.117
Over 5000 KWH – $0.101
Sept Thru May 0 – 5000
KWH – $0.103
Over 5000 KWH – $0.084
Seconded by Spencer. All
yes votes. Motion carried.
BIDS:
5:45 – Open Bids for Aviation Fuel:
No bids were received at this time.
6:00 Hearing on Leasing Durkee
Lake Land:
Mayor Haines asked for any com-
ments for or against the leasing of the
Durkee Lake Land. No one spoke for or
against.
6:00 – Open Bids (Leasing Durkee
Lake Land):
The following bids were opened and
read:
Tim Bernstein – $5401.00
Spencer made a motion, seconded
by Nolan to accept the bid of $5401.00
from Tim Bernstein. All yes votes. Motion
carried.
Legislative Day:
Legislative Day is February 5th and
6th in Pierre. Council needs to let the of-
fice know if they are going by January
22nd.
Approve Audit:
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Inghram to approve the audit. All yes
votes. Motion carried.
Christmas Party or Bonus Bucks:
Discussion was held in regards to a
Christmas Party or Bonus Bucks again
this year. Spencer made a motion, sec-
onded by Nolan to get quotes before the
next meeting from Branding Iron and
Lonny’s Steakhouse for a Christmas
supper in January. Five yes votes. In-
ghram – no. Motion carried.
Electric Study for 2013:
Missouri River sent a proposal for an
electric study to be done in the fall of
2013 and start to get information in the
summer in the amount of $8,000 with
Missouri River paying $4,000 of it. It
should normally be done every two to
three years and hasn’t been done since
2006. Riley made a motion, seconded by
Hellekson to approve to do the electric
study in 2013. All yes votes. Motion car-
ried.
Furniture Purchase:
Chairs are still needed in the Council
room and Debbie Brown would like to
approve up to a certain amount and
watch for them to come on sale and try
to purchase nine chairs in 2012. Nolan
made a motion, seconded by Lightfield
to approve the purchase of nine chairs
up to $100 a piece. Five yes votes.
Spencer – no. Motion carried.
December and January Meetings:
Spencer made a motion, seconded
by Nolan to approve changing the meet-
ings as follows. Skip the meeting that
would be held December 18th and
change it to December 27th for a year
end meeting and January meetings on
the 8th and 22nd. Motion carried.
Building Permits:
Jeffrey Brown submitted a building
permit for a pole barn building which is
48’ x 96’ on Section 9, Township 12
North, Range 17 E.B.H.M., SE ¼ NE ¼,
less Lot H2, as shown on plat thereof
filed in Plat Book 15, page 22; South 132
foot of the NE ¼ NE ¼, less the East 140
feet thereof; and East 140 feet of the
South 132 feet of the NE ¼ NE ¼ . Riley
made a motion, seconded by Hellekson
to approve the building permit as submit-
ted. Motion carried.
Mike Actlip and David Wilson submit-
ted a building permit for a small doorway
canopy on Lot 4, Block 8. Spencer made
a motion, seconded by Nolan to approve
the building permit as submitted. Motion
carried.
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Riley to adjourn. Motion carried.
_______________________________
Glen Haines, Mayor
________________________________
Debbie Brown, Finance Officer
Published December 19, 2012 for a total
approximate cost of $114.03
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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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-
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This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which
is a violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings advertised
in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
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.
EMPLOYMENT
REPORTER &?FARMER, an award
winning weekly newspaper in the
heart of the Glacial Lakes area,
seeks fulltime news/sports re-
porter and photographer. Send re-
sume and clips to Reporter
&?Farmer, PO Box 30, Webster, SD
57274 or email suhrs@re-
porterandfarmer.com.
REPORTER & FARMER seeks a
full time graphic artist for newspa-
per advertisements and printing as
well as pagination. Experience re-
quired. We use Quark but also
have a complete line of Adobe
products. Send resume and infor-
mation to suhrs@reporterand-
farmer.com or mail to PO Box 30,
Webster, SD 57274.
FOR SALE
2005-2006 Peterbilt 387ís - C-15,
13 speed, Platinum Interior. Trades
welcome, Financing available with
approved credit $29-34,000. Call
TMC Truck Sales 877-285-8752 or
www.BlackandChromeSales.com.
ROOSTER PHEASANTS FOR sale.
1,000 long-tailed flying birds, $16
each. Royal Flush Pheasants.
Spencer, SD. 605-480-4444.
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
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OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
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OTR Drivers, TBI, 33¢/34¢, $375
mo., health ins., credit, 03¢ safety
bonus, Call Joe for details,
800.456.1024, joe@tbitruck.com.
WANTED
ANTLERS, ELK IVORIES, pheasant
skins, rattlesnakes and porcu-
pines. Ph. 605-673-4345 or email
at clawantlerhide@hotmail.com.
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to place your ad
or call 859-2516 (Philip)
FOR SALE
WE HAVE THE PERFECT
GIFT for everyone on your holi-
day list. Del’s I-90, exit 63, Box
Elder, 605-390-9810. F13-3tp
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 to everyone who ex-
pressed condolences on the pass-
ing of my dad. He was a real
character and he will be missed,
especially his sense of humor.
Duke Westerberg
Hol l y boughs and candl el ight, carol s
li ngering in the frosty ni ght and hope
all a-bright. May these bring you
great del ight!
Life’s little joys
Cenex of Faith
Corner of Hwys 212 & 73, Faith, SD

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