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February 27, 2013
"Look Beyond" is the theme for
Intellectual and Developmental
Disabilities Awareness Month
2013. The South Dakota Council
on Developmental Disabilities,
South Dakota Advocacy Services
and the Center for Disabilities at
the USD Sanford School of Medi-
cine and other organizations cel-
ebrate Intellectual and Develop-
mental Disabilities Awareness
Month in March, and invite you
to consider the true meaning of
this year’s theme, “Look Beyond.”
Statewide, and across the na-
tion, organizations devoted to
serving people with intellectual
and developmental disabilities
are planning special events in
March to raise public awareness
of the many abilities people have,
regardless of disability. “Look Be-
yond” encourages people to un-
derstand that when people with
disabilities are welcomed into
local neighborhoods, workplaces,
houses of worship, and schools –
everyone wins. "This is a time
when our organizations focus on
encouraging the public to better
understand the people we serve,"
said Arlene Poncelet, Executive
Director for the South Dakota
Council on Developmental Dis-
abilities.
During Intellectual and Devel-
opmental Disabilities Awareness
Month, we encourage people to
learn more about the 6,000 people
in this state who have intellectual
and developmental disabilities
and to recognize that all of us
have talents and abilities that we
can offer to make this a better
place to live.
During March, Intellectual
and Developmental Disabilities
Awareness Month, get ac-
quainted with someone who has
an intellectual or developmental
disability. You’ll learn that every-
one has something to offer and
that and when we are all together
our communities are stronger, we
accomplish more, and everyone
wins! 
are also encouraged to give. “We
know that some very willing will
not be able to donate at this drive
due to illness so we need to rely
on others to step in and donate in
their place,” states Bliese. “If
you’ve never tried it before, now
is the perfect time.”
Anyone who receives a flu shot
can still donate the same day as
long as they are symptom free,
feeling healthy and meet regular
eligibility requirements.
Volunteer blood donors must
be 16 years old or older (16 years
olds must have a signed permis-
sion form which is availalbe at
www.unitedbloodserivces. org or
at the blood drive), weigh at least
110 pounds and be in good health.
To schedule an appointment, call
the Faith School 967-2152 or go to
www.unitedbloodservices.org
United Blood Services will be
holding a blood drive in Faith on
Thursday, March 7th at St.
Joseph’s Fellowship Hall and
urges anyone who does not have
the flu or flu-like symptoms to do-
nate blood and help stock the
shelves this season. The drive is
being sponsored by the FHS Stu-
dent Council.
“The flu bug has been busy this
year and has forced many blood
donors to cancel their appoint-
ments. But patients in the hospi-
tal continue to need blood so we
encourage those who are healthy
and without flu symptoms to
make an appointment to give,”
said Corri Bliese, Rapid City
Community Center Manager of
United Blood Serives.
Those who have never donated
before or haven’t given recently
The controversial “Sentinel”
bill which would allow local
school boards to put armed
guards inside schools passed out
of the Senate State Affairs Com-
mittee last week.
About 60 people were on hand
at the meeting, despite snow –
and limited travel--in much of the
state. Time constraints, however,
limited the number of people tes-
tifying, as well as the length of
their comments.
The vote to send HB1087 to
the Senate floor as amended was
5-4. This surprised many ob-
servers who had expected the
vote to swing the other way.
The amendment removed an
addition made by the House that
allowed school boards to discuss
and make a decision in executive
session to implement a sentinel
program.
Sen. Mark Johnston, R-Sioux
Falls, noted that such action
would conflict with the existing
open meeting statutes.
Sen. Craig Tieszen, R-Rapid
City, agreed, noting that it must
be a publicly made decision, but
after that details could be han-
dled in executive session as a per-
sonnel matter.
The lines were still drawn in
the testimony between those who
supported the bill as necessary for
teacher and student safety, and
those who feared the presence of
guns would most certainly end in
accidental shootings and unin-
tended deaths of those who were
meant to be protected.
Tieszen recounted instances
from the 1990s when he was a
Rapid City police commander in
which an armed student threat-
ened fellow students. Of 13
threats in Rapid City following
the Columbine school shooting in
1999, Tieszen said, two were cred-
ible and could have caused harm
if not stopped
“So, if we think we are immune
in South Dakota,” Tieszen said,
“think again.”
Rep. Scott Craig, R-Rapid City,
refuted the assumption that this
bill was in response to the Sandy
Hook Elementary School shooting
recently. He said he had pre-
sented his concept to the Legisla-
tive Research Council in
December and the shootings took
place two weeks later.
That, he said, “confirmed the
rightness of this bill.” Since then,
he said, there have been four
more incidents seen nationally.
Compelling opposition came
from New Underwood School Su-
perintendent Jeff Marlette, who
is a retired Brigadier General
who saw combat.
“Have we now reached a place
that our state has gotten so bad,
so unsafe,” Marlette asked, where
teachers need to carry guns? He
outlined the dangers of peripheral
damage that even trained law en-
forcement can inflict when trying
to bring down a gunman.
Rob Monson, State Association
of School Administrators, pre-
sented an amendment that would
have changed the bill’s intent to
an interim study topic.
Tieszen later called the so-
called “hog house” of the bill an
“ambush,” noting he had seen the
amendment for “exactly 32 min-
utes” during the meeting. He
called the attempt “intensely dis-
respectful.”
That amendment was de-
feated.
Sen. Larry Lucas, D-Mission,
said the sentinel bill was an im-
portant issue, in fact, “this is THE
issue of the 2013 session.” He
added, “what we have in place is
working,” noting that boards
could already hire guards.
Chairman Larry Rhoden, R-
Union Center, said the bill’s in-
tent has been blown out of
proportion. He said it would allow
the state’s 152 school districts to
decide whether to participate in a
sentinel program.
Rhoden called the program
“one small step in the right direc-
tion.”
The bill now travels to the Sen-
ate floor for final legislative con-
sideration.
Sentinel bill narrowly sent to Senate floor amid
several questions By Elizabeth “Sam” Grosz, Community News Service
Flu season means more blood
donors needed to stock the shelves
Contact FHS to schedule appointment in
memory of teacher Patti Storm
March is Awareness Month
Good Luck Longhorns in District Tournament!
Congratulations …to the following students who received certificates in honor of being an outstanding fe-
male athlete on the evening of February 5th: Madison Vance, Ashton Delbridge, Shanna Selby, Tearnee Nelson,
Marissa Collins and Paige Brink. Some of the requirements that needed to be met were work ethic and positive
character. Left to right: Assistant Coach Alysha Mortenson, Madison Vance, Ashton Delbridge, Shanna Selby,
Tearnee Nelson, Marissa Collins, Paige Brink, Coach Bryan Carmichael. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
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Roy VanSickle, Jr., 89, of
Newell, SD died Monday, Febru-
ary 18, 2013 at his home.
A memorial service will be held
Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 2:00
p.m. at the Newell Christian Fel-
lowship church with Pastor Sean
Carney officiating.
Roy VanSickle, Jr. was born,
July 22, 1923, at Edson, SD, near
Faith. He was the third child of
Roy and Sadie (Joslin) Van
Sickle.
His family consisted of four
brothers, Lloyd, Jack, and twins,
Kenneth and Calvin; and three
sisters, Alice and twins, Arlene
and Darlene.
Roy grew up on a ranch raising
sheep and some cattle. His
mother passed away when he was
a young boy, so he and his sib-
lings were hired hands as well as
housekeepers. He attended grade
school in the old one room country
schools of days gone by. As was
done by many families back then,
Roy stayed home for a time be-
tween his grade school and high
school years. He attended his
freshman year of high school in
Hill City, but went on to graduate
from Faith High School in 1944.
In 1946, Millie Ellefson became
his bride at a private ceremony in
Broadus, MT. They "settled" in to
do ranching in the Opal area until
the spring of 1947 when they
moved to White Owl. They lived
in different places in the area for
a time while Millie taught school.
They began their family in
1951 with the birth of their first
child. It was to become a "bunch"
of 7 over the next 13 years, in-
cluding, Jim in 1951, Bob in 1952,
Dan in 1954, Kerry in 1957, Larry
in 1959, Vicki in 1961, and Kristi
in1964. The family lived near
Castle Rock for 15 years, working
a sheep ranch. Roy, Millie, and
those left at home moved to
Newell in October of 1973 where
they resided until the time of
their deaths. Roy worked various
occupations throughout his life
including; custom haying, ranch-
ing, farming, service station, and
the City of Newell. After many ac-
tive years, Roy suffered a stroke
in November of 2000, which
slowed him down greatly.
Who knew that a man of hum-
ble means would have such a pro-
ductive life, and have a legacy of
7 children, 21 grandchildren, and
24 great-grandchildren?
Roy is survived by his seven
children, sons, Jim VanSickle of
Long Pine, NE, Bob VanSickle of
Newell, Dan VanSickle of
Spearfish, and Larry VanSickle of
Sturgis; daughters, Kerry Cessna
of Altamont, IL, Vicki Wolff of
Newell and Kris Stiles of Hot
Springs; one brother Jack Van
Sickel, two sisters Arlene and
Darlene; 21 grandchildren and 24
great-grandchildren.
Roy was preceded in death by
his wife Millie, both parents,
three brothers and one sister.
A memorial has been estab-
lished for the Newell High School
sports program.
Condolences may be sent to the
family at www.kinkadefunerals.
com.
Roy VanSickle, Jr.
Funeral services for Vivan
Lyon, age 69, of Meadow, SD
were held on Saturday, February
23, 2013 at the Calvary Lutheran
Church in Lemmon, SD.  Chap-
lain David Peterson officiated.
Following a time of fellowship,
burial was in the Gallaway Ceme-
tery at Meadow, SD.  Military
Honors were provided by the
Brattvet-Green American Legion
Post #66.
Serving as casketbearers were
Paul Huffman, Paul Skjoldal,
Gary Wilken, Jade Lyon, Bernie
Donner and Chuck Anderson.  All
family and friends are considered
honorary casketbearers.
Special music was provided by
Marilyn Willey, pianist.
Vivan Watt Lyon was born to
N.F. (Red) and Margaret (Tidball)
Lyon on April 11, 1943 at Dupree,
SD. He was raised on the family
ranch in the Coal Springs Com-
munity. He attended all 8 grades
in a nearby country school. Vivan
graduated from Lemmon High
School with the class of 1961.
On Jan 16, 1961 he joined the
211th Engineering Co of Lemmon
SD and was honorably discharged
Jan 15, 1965. He was called to ac-
tive duty on Nov 15, 1961 to Aug
7, 1962 during the Berlin Crisis.
On June 20, 1964 Vivan and
Barbara Welter were married at
Faith, SD and started their mar-
ried life on a ranch NW of Thun-
der Butte working for his father.
Three children were born to this
union: Cary in 1965, Twyla in
1967 and Tracy in 1968.
On June 1, 1969 the family
leased and moved to the former
L.J. Seim ranch on the South
Grand River, south of Lemmon.
They later purchased the ranch
where Vivan raised Hereford cat-
tle and enjoyed many years of
ranching.
Health reasons forced the sale
of the cows in March of 2012. On
March 23, 2012 he was diagnosed
with ALS at Mayo Clinic in
Rochester, MN. On July 30, 2012
he entered Five Counties Nursing
Home where he fought a coura-
geous battle with ALS and passed
away Feb 19, 2013.
He served on the Anderson
Township board for many years,
Vivan Lyon
the Grand River Grazing board
for 12 years; a number of those
years as President and severed on
various other boards in the com-
munity.  Vivan thoroughly en-
joyed recording and reporting the
weather for the National Weather
Service.
Vivan is survived by his wife
Barbara of Meadow, SD; son,
Cary (Caren) Lyon of Dickinson,
ND and grandchildren Mike,
Katie, Emily and Zachary Lyon;
daughter, Twyla (Wayne) Chap-
man, Billings, MT and grandchil-
dren Amanda (Martin)
Villafranco, Frank Chapman and
Amber Chapman; daughter,
Tracy Landsem, Sioux Falls, SD
and grandchildren Logan and
Dylan Landsem; great grand-
daughter, Elizabeth Villafranco
and one great granddaughter due
March 2013; his mother, Mar-
garet Lyon Reno; three brothers,
Jim (Joan) Lyon, Norman (Sue)
Lyon, Ralph (Shari) Lyon; two sis-
ters, Lu Anne (Irving) Jordan and
Barbara (Tony) Lorenz; two
brothers-in-law, Mike Schoen-
felder and Dennis (Noma) Welter;
and numerous nieces, nephews,
cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by
his father N.F. (Red) Lyon; sister,
Laska Schoenfelder; father and
mother-in-law, Gene and Lila
Welter; maternal and paternal
grandparents; one nephew, Cody
Lyon; step-father, Russell Reno;
and several aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be from 1:00
p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with the family
present from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00
p.m. on Friday, February 22,
2013 at the Evanson-Jensen Fu-
neral Home in Lemmon.           
Condolences may be sent
through our website at
www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.
com.
Menu subject to change with-
out notice.
Wed., Feb. 27: Chicken Noo-
dle Veg. Soup, Orange Juice, Ba-
nana
Thur., Feb. 28: Roast Pork,
Scalloped Potatoes, California
Vegetables, Cooked Apples
Fri., Mar. 1: Lemon Baked
Fish, Oven Broiled Potatoes,
Peas, Red Jello w/ Peaches
Mon., Mar. 4: Pork Chops
w/Celery Sauce, Baked Brown
Rice, Broccoli, Cranberry Sauce,
Fruit Cocktail
Tue., Mar. 5: Hungarian
Goulash, Cooked Cabbage, Pears
Wed., Mar. 6: French Dip
Sandwich, Potato Salad, Grape
Juice, Vanilla Ice Cream
Thur., Mar. 7: Turkey & Noo-
dles, Spinach, Fruity Slaw, Pears
Fri., Mar. 8: Cream of Potato
Soup, Egg Salad Sandwich, Sliced
Tomatoes, Jello w/Topping,
Peaches
Sr. Citizens Menu Sr. Citizens Menu
February 27, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 3
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VA Black Hills Health Care
System will host a free, semi-an-
nual Women Veterans’ Retreat
through the Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder (PTSD) Outpa-
tient Treatment Program. The re-
treat will be held April 19-21, at
the Fort Meade VA Medical Cen-
ter, two miles east of Sturgis.
The retreat is for women Vet-
erans of all eras, from all across
the country, diagnosed with Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder
(PTSD), as well as female family
members – wives, significant oth-
ers, mothers, adult daughters,
etc. – of male Veteran's diagnosed
with PTSD.
The retreat will focus on Veter-
ans’ treatment and addresses
psychological, physical, social and
spiritual issues related to PTSD.
The retreats provide a unique op-
portunity for women to learn
more about the effects of war, as
well as other types of trauma. The
primary emphasis is to learn how
to cope with the devastating ef-
fects PTSD can have on Veterans
and family members’ lives. The
retreat program also encourages
participants to examine problem
areas in their lives and help them
make healthy changes and
choices. There will be a particular
emphasis on developing healthier
coping strategies and increasing
one’s social support network.
“The Women’s Retreat, in its
Marie E. Doak, age 89 of Faith,
died Saturday, February 23, 2013
at the Belle Fourche Healthcare
Center.
Mass of Christian Burial will
be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday,
February 27th, 2013 at St. Joseph
Catholic Church in Faith, with
Father Jim Hoerter officiating.
Visitation will be held one hour
prior to the service at the church.
Inurnment will take place at 11
a.m. Thursday at Black Hills Na-
tional Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are
with Faith Area Memorial Chapel
in Faith.
Marie Elizabeth Mastel was
born November 27th, 1923 in
Faith, South Dakota, the daugh-
ter of Tony and Hannah (Pillen)
Mastel.  Marie grew up on a fam-
ily farm west of Faith and gradu-
ated from Faith High School in
1941. On June 16th, 1949 she was
united in marriage to Wayne
Doak at the St. Joseph Catholic
Church in Faith. To this union
two sons were born: Pat and Don.
Following their marriage, Marie
and Wayne resided in Faith
where Marie worked at Farmers
State Bank. In the early 1960’s,
she began working as a Postal
Clerk for the US Postal Service in
Faith.  She worked there for more
than 20 years, retiring in the late
1980’s. 
Marie was a member of the St.
Joseph Catholic Church and a
long time member of the Faith
Community Choir. She enjoyed
flower gardening, and in her
younger years she loved to dance
with her loving husband. Marie
will be missed greatly by her fam-
ily and friends.
Marie is survived by her hus-
band of 64 years, Wayne of Belle
Fourche; sons, Pat of Huron, Don
(Marie F.) of Gillette WY; 3
grandchildren, Jennifer Doak,
Katie (Jason) Holmes, and
Nathan Doak; 2 great grandsons,
Braiden and Corbin; brother,
Robert Mastel of Leoti KS; and
sister, Arlene (Lyle) Beebe of
Kemmer, WY.
She was preceded in death by
her parents; brothers, Paul, Joe,
and Bill Mastel; and sister, Kay
Cooper.
Friends may leave written con-
dolences at www.funeralhomesof-
caring.com
Marie E. Doak
VA BHHCS to host
Women Veteran’s Retreat
Funeral services for Vivian
“Mrs. Joe A” Hulm, age 95, of
Lemmon, SD, formerly of Glad
Valley, SD, were held Monday,
February 25, 2013 at the Indian
Creek Lutheran Church south of
Meadow, SD. Pastor Harold Del-
bridge officiated with burial in
the Gallaway Cemetery at
Meadow, SD.
Special music was provided by
Carol Nelson and Arlie Hulm.
Serving as casketbearers were
all of Vivian’s grandchildren. The
staff of Five Counties Nursing
Home are considered honorary
casketbearers.
Vivian Beulah Martin was
born on July 7, 1917 at Lane, SD
to John and Olga Martin. She at-
tended Coal Springs School. Fol-
lowing her schooling she married
Joe A. Hulm on March 16, 1940 in
Bison, SD. They lived in various
places in the Meadow area and in
1950 they moved to Glad Valley.
To this union, seven children
were born, Maynard, Arlen,
Monte, Merle, Larry, Nadine and
Marty.
Vivian enjoyed sewing, needle-
work and gardening. She was fa-
mous for her homemade bread
and oatmeal cookies. She wasn’t
a fan of sardine sandwiches be-
cause that’s what Joe would make
her for lunch when she was out in
the field running the tractor.  Pic-
ture the following; Vivian used to
help Joe put in fence posts and
when it was too tough to dig, she
hopped on his back to help break
through the hard dry dirt.
She will be missed by family
and friends alike. Vivian passed
away on Tuesday, February 19,
2013 at the Five Counties Nurs-
ing Home in Lemmon.
Grateful for having shared her
Vivian Hulm
life are her children, Maynard
Hulm, Elizabeth, CO, Arlen
(Betty) Hulm, Faith, SD, Merle
(Cheryl) Hulm, Bison, SD, Larry
(Ella) Hulm, Glad Valley, SD, Na-
dine (Hulm) Bellington, Brighton,
CO and Marty Hulm, Bremerton,
WA; numerous grandchildren,
great-grandchildren and great
great-grandchildren; brothers,
Floyd (Rose) Martin, Meadow,
SD, Dean Martin, Rapid City, SD,
Alvin Martin, Rapid City, SD; two
sisters, Eulala Lensegrav, Rapid
City, SD and Marcella Norman,
San Antonio, TX; two sisters-in-
law, Edna Martin, Spearfish, SD
and Lillian Martin, Bismarck,
ND; and many nieces and
nephews.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Joe; one son, Monte
Hulm; her parents, John and
Olga Martin; two daughters-in-
law, Linda and Sally; one grand-
son, Billy; four brothers,
Maynard, Lowell, Bud and John
Martin; and one sister, Verna
Christman.
Condolences may be sent
through our website at www.
evansonjensenfuneralhome.com.
20th year, seeks to help partici-
pants examine some of the basic
questions in their lives,” said the
retreat coordinator, Cathy Edler.
“Facilitators from VA volunteer
their time to help participants
build a community of people who
are willing to take time to support
each other. Participants will have
the opportunity to explore the
basis of their values and beliefs,
as well as opportunities to iden-
tify short and long-term goals as
a means of discovering or renew-
ing inner resources.”
The retreat is offered free of
charge. All meals and lodging are
provided at no cost to eligible par-
ticipants through the generous
donations of the Disabled Ameri-
can Veterans Charitable Trust, as
well as other Veteran’s service or-
ganizations and interested groups
and individuals who want to sup-
port this beneficial program.
The retreat is held at the Fort
Meade VA Medical Center, begin-
ning at noon on Friday, April 19
and concludes at approximately 1
p.m. on Sunday, April 21.
Early registration is encour-
aged as participants must be pre-
screened. To be screened and
register, please contact the PTSD
Outpatient Treatment Program
at 720-7449 or 1-800-743-1070,
extension 7449. Travel eligibility
inquiries should be directed to
720-7103.
All meals served with milk and
bread. Menu subject to change
without notice.
Wed., Feb. 27: Chicken Noo-
dle Veg. Soup, Orange Juice, Ba-
nana
Thur., Feb. 28: Roast Pork,
Scalloped Potatoes, California
Vegetables, Cooked Apples
Fri., Mar. 1: Lemon Baked
Fish, Oven Broiled Potatoes,
Peas, Red Jello w/ Peaches
Mon., Mar. 4: Pork Chops
w/Celery Sauce, Baked Brown
Rice, Broccoli, Cranberry Sauce,
Fruit Cocktail
Tue., Mar. 5: Hungarian
Goulash, Cooked Cabbage, Pears
Wed., Mar. 6: French Dip
Sandwich, Potato Salad, Grape
Juice, Vanilla Ice Cream
Thur., Mar. 7: Turkey & Noo-
dles, Spinach, Fruity Slaw, Pears
Fri., Mar. 8: Cream of Potato
Soup, Egg Salad Sandwich, Sliced
Tomatoes, Jello w/Topping,
Peaches
Page 4• February 27, 2013 • The Faith Independent
Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
Marlin and Ethel Ingalls went
to Union Center to watch great
grandson Buddy Howie in the
wrestling competition. He did
super good, so congratulations to
Buddy.
The Heidler family had live-
stock in to the Faith auction on
Monday so John was in Faith,
then on  Friday he went back to
Faith for some plumbing supplies.
Our condolences go out to the
Wood family with the passing of
Duane's nephew, Kevin Backes,
also to Kevin's mother and broth-
ers, Janet Wood Backes and
Christopher and Michael. Fu-
neral services were held in Stur-
gis on Thursday.  Sam and Cheryl
Cowles were in attendance and
Cheryl had the stitches taken out
earlier that day from her recent
wrist surgery.
Congratulations to Duane and
JoAnn Wood on the arrival of a
new grandson from Shannon and
family. Terry and Beth Hotchkiss
also have a granddaughter born
to Evie and hubby so congratula-
tions to them as well.
Marlin and Ethel Ingalls went
to Rapid City  on Friday to keep
an appointment then back to
Sturgis to see their tax lady.
Tracy and Kay Ingalls went to
Union Center on Friday after-
noon to keep appointments. Kay
visited with granddaughter
Laura Meyer and little man
Brycen for a while as well.
Tracy Ingalls went to Sturgis
and Whitewood on Saturday
forenoon. She needed a baby fix so
she got her hands on great
nephew Levi Bestgen at Luke and
Jessica's in Whitewood and then
visited the tax lady before coming
on home.
Brandon and Lyndee Fogel-
man and girls came out on Satur-
day to visit with his grandparents
Glenn and Margaret Fogelman
and Uncle Dan Fogelman.
Howard and I went to Sturgis
on Sunday to the home of sister
Freda Wilson for our Simons Sib-
ling gathering.  Walter was the
only sibling missing as he had an
ice fishing date with his grand-
sons. Other guests were niece
Linda Grenz and husband Bill,
and Wayne and Joyce's son Sam
Simons from Moorcroft, WY.  An-
other time of good visiting, stories
and pizza.
After church services dinner
guests at the Sam Cowles home
were Marty Vig and the Casey
Voss family.
No snow to speak of in our area
and many are busy with calving
duties.  Hoping for spring rains to
get the grass going later and even
one to fill the dams.  Time to con-
tinue praying.
Opal Area News
By Kay Ingalls
As I stood with my hands in
hot soapy water I was reflecting
on the recent events at Durkee
Lake. Four of our young men
drove a pick up onto the ice Mon-
day night never thinking that
they would fall through into the
cold, icy water. They all got out of
the vehicle and walked to safety.
A story such as this makes you
wonder how many guardian an-
gels were helping them along.
Then it occurred to me that
maybe these boys had one special
white haired angel English
teacher looking out for them and
putting in a good word with God.
I believe the hand of the Almighty
helps so many of us but we put it
down to good luck. What of the
two little girls in Washington
state whose mother was killed in
a car wreck. The four year old
took care of her two year old sis-
ter and they were both saved
when a motorist stopped to look
at the damaged tree. How many
of us, me included, forget to thank
God for the many blessings He
sends us and the many we have?
Warm homes, full bellies, clean
water, safe communities, wonder-
ful neighbors are all things we are
thankful for. I hope that those
four boys know how special they
are to all of us. If we had lost
them, it would have affected the
entire town, school, community
and county. All of our children are
special. In this area when one
family suffers a loss we all suffer.
Boys, we are so very, very happy
you are all fine. I hope each of you
took a moment to say “Thank you
God.”
Annelle (Ellefson) Afdahl told
me of the passing of her uncle,
Roy VanSickle. Roy passed away
last week at his home in Newell,
SD. Services were held Saturday,
February 23rd at Newell.
Union Center hosted a
wrestling meet Monday, Febru-
ary 18. They had 87 wrestlers
from two states attending. Area
wrestlers placing were Tayson
Jones,Canyon King-second,  Mav-
erick Simons-third and Buddy
Howie-first. Congratulations to
all. Remember, if you are there
and practicing you are a winner.
Thank you to all the area people
who helped in any way to pull
this tournament off and to the
area guys who coach the little
ones.
Monday night, Harold and I
were in Faith for groceries and
prescriptions. We took Annelle
and George Afdahl to supper as
they are always feeding us. Later
I attended a library board meet-
ing, then joined Harold to watch
the girls basketball games.   
Quirt Wondercheck attended a
birthday party for Cashley King
at the White Owl Hall Saturday
afternoon. His mom, Lacey, was
also there.
Harold and I were in Sturgis
Friday for tax appointments but
made it home in time for Harold
to attend the basketball game in
Faith. I went to the doctor in
Sturgis so stayed home to cough
and sniffle on myself.
When Harold came home from
the ball game he told me Sharon
Keffler was in the hospital with
pneumonia. Hope she’s out by
now and on the mend.
Sunday afternoon, the Robert
Wondercheck family hosted a sur-
prise birthday party for me at
their house. Those attending were
Mel and Marcia Dutton, Arlyce
Krause, and Joey Peterson of
Faith, Dennis and Janet Fernau
of New Underwood and Susan
Betsinger of Ft. Pierre. Lacey
filled us up with good food and we
did a lot of visiting and reminisc-
ing. Thanks for coming guys!
In my previous column, I had
asked about family for Dr. Dur-
kee. Arlyce was kind enough to
write out some information for
me. I will copy it as she gave it to
me. Thanks so much Arlyce.
“Carol Johnson’s father, Floyd
Frame, was Arlene Frame Dur-
kee’s brother. Arlene came to
Faith at the age of 8 with her
mother, two sisters and brother.
Arlene’s father and two brothers
had come earlier in 1910. Arlene
married Dr. Durkee who organ-
ized the first band, was a football
coach, mayor and promoter of
Faith. They lived in the house
currently owned by John and
Tammy Sletten.  Their daughter
Mary Coleen lives in Colorado.”
Locally, Carol Johnson, Arlyce
Krause, Dean Johnson, and sons
Chris and Russell and their fam-
ilies are related to Arlene Durkee.
Condolences go out to the fam-
ily of Marie Doak. Marie was a
gracious lady who contributed
much to our little community.
Tucker, Bev and Tina Hudson
drove to Mitchell Friday to watch
the district championship game
for the South Central Cougars
and Tripp Delmont-Avon. Their
grandgirl,Whitney Hutchison, is
one of the starters on the
Cougars.  The Cougars came out
the district champions. They will
play Hansen this Friday night at
Regionals at the  Corn Palace.
While in Mitchell, Tucker and
Bev visited Gary and Karen
Krantz and had supper with
them, along with the Hutchison
family.
Tucker and Bev Hudson, Barb
Berndt, and Pastor Connie
Eichinger were Sunday luncheon
guests of Jason and Susie Reed.
Following lunch a Faith-Marcus
PPR meeting was held.
Get well wishes to and Ray-
mond Howie who is a patient in
the hospital with pneumonia.
There was some talk that he
might get out Monday. Hope
you’re doing better Ray.
Jim and Vonnie O'Dea went to
Philip and attended the funeral of
Hans Hansen on Tuesday.  Hans
was a man who was a friend to
many. He and his wife Velma ran
a grocery store in Philip for many
years. They were back to Philip
on Wednesday to the Silverleaf to
go to aunt Eleanor's 81st birthday
party. Later a supper was at-
tended by many of Vonnie's
cousins and their families with
much visiting for a happy occa-
sion. 
Friday, Jim and Vonnie  were
in Spearfish to watch grandson
Michael Deichert play against the
Custer basketball team with
Spearfish coming out on the win-
ning side. It was Senior night and
besides Michaels parents, his
grandparents and godparents
were present.
O'Deas were in Philip on Sun-
day for  a surprise birthday
potluck party for friend Norma
Oldenberg at the Senior Center.
They later enjoyed cards at Bill
and Karyl Sandals. Happy birth-
day to Norma. We miss her
around the Marcus-Faith area.
February 27, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 5
Faith News
By Loretta Passolt
Come and hear an astonishing
true story of an incredible journey
into the afterlife from our guest
speaker and author, B.W. Melvin.
Mr. Melvin, a former militant
atheist, gives a vivid account of
seeing what lies beyond the grave
from the perspective of a near-
death survivor’s journey into the
heareafter. He thought he had all
the answers until he enountered
the reality of life beyond the grave
and the mercy of God that trans-
formed his life!
Mr. Melvin will be giving his
testimony at Faith Christian Cen-
ter, Friday evening. March 1 at 7
PM. Everyone is welcome!
The afterlife
... is there
such
a thing?
On Saturday, Central Meade
County caught a break from the
colder temperatures we experi-
enced during the week. However,
we have been fortunate not to
have to deal with sub zero tem-
peratures much this winter.
What little snow we received
pretty much melted on Friday
and Saturday.
Precious Preschool, under the
direction of Shelane Graham, vis-
ited the New Underwood Good
Samaritan Center on Valentine’s
Day and delivered cards and
candy to to residents who used to
live in Hereford. Mary Baker and
Helen Philips were all smiles as
Karlie Kammerer, Shea Deering,
Casper Hammerstrom, and Trik
Elshere sang “If You're Happy
and You Know It” and recited the
months of the year! The preschool
takes place at the Hereford
School.
Kelsey (Delbridge) and Will
Dominguez of Rapid City became
the proud parents of a 'sweet-
heart' of a baby boy on Valentine’s
Day, Feb.14, 2013. Jovanni (Joey)
King Dominguez weighed 7 lbs.
13 oz. and was 18 3/4 in. long. Jo-
vanni's maternal grandparents
are Lyle and Juanita Delbridge of
Union Center, and his great
grandparents are Ernest and
Viola Delbridge and Vern and
Rosalie Simons. His paternal
grandmother is Iris Garcia of
Rapid City. Jovanni is blessed to
join his three big brothers Chris-
tian, Tucker, and Aziah at home.
Jovanni (Joey) Dominguez is now
the 11th grandchild of Lyle and
Juanita Delbridge.
Sharon Keffeler had to miss a
special family trip to Arizona last
weekend. She spent the vacation
time in the hospital while Dana,
Jade, Jocelyn, and Justine Kef-
feler, Joy Smiley, and Nikki
Fisher headed to Pheonix, Ari-
zona. They spent time with
Sharon's brother and family.
Sharon may or may not be home
at this time, but either way would
likely love to hear from folks.
Sandy Rhoden paid her a visit on
Sunday while Donna and Floyd
Cammack visited Sharon on Mon-
day.
One of the highlights of the
Arizona trip for Dana, Joy, and
the family was a ride in a hot air
balloon. They also took in a con-
cert by the Rock and Worship
Road Show.
Rick Smiley has been scuba
diving in the tropical Bonaire.
Having had 70 dives in, he spent
a week there and had some great
day time and night time diving
experiences. He reported a very
good week.
Lorie Hausmann provided
cake and ice-cream for Kathryn
Spring's birthday on Sunday after
church. Other February birth-
days were recognized including
Joni Spring's, on Sunday also,
and eight of the Robert Ingalls
family birthdays! Shilo Hewitt,
Amber Cammack, Caden Smiley,
Ben Meyer, and Amanda Labrier
led music that day for church
service.
The local praise and prayer
team, Menagerie, held a time of
music, prayer and praise on Sat-
urday night at the Community
Baptist Church in Union Center.
We appreciate the time they take
to provide the community the op-
portunity to come together for a
great time of worship.
Many in the area are fighting
colds at this time. A thick blanket
of snow may help settle the bugs
flying around the area.
Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden
The Central States Fair is
pleased to announce Justin
Moore  will  perform Sunday, Au-
gust 18, as part of the 2013 Cen-
tral States Fair Black Hills Power
Concert Series. 
Moore has been steadily climb-
ing the country charts with such
hits as "Til My Last Day," "If
Heaven Wasn't So Far Away" and
"Backwoods."
“We plan on offering a combi-
nation of country and rock and
roll to this years' Central States
Fair," said Ron Jeffries, CSF gen-
eral manager. "More announce-
ments will be coming and we're
confident this year will again pro-
vide great affordable entertain-
ment for the entire family."
Tickets are scheduled to go on
sale in early July. The Central
States Fair will take place August
16-23, 2013 and will again feature
four nights of concerts, three
nights of PRCA Range Days
Rodeo and motor events.
For more information contact
the Central States Fair office at
605-355-3861 or LIKE us on
Facebook for more updates.
Central States Fair announces
first act for Summer 2013
Faith had some pretty cold
temperatures part of last week.
We were in the teens on Wednes-
day and Thursday. It snowed off
and on most of Thursday, giving
us about an inch throughout the
day and night. The weekend was
beautiful with temperatures in
the 30s. It sounds like 30s and
40s most of this week. Hopefully,
March comes in like a lamb! But
brings us moisture!
We have condolences to extend
this week to four area families:
Condolences to the family of
Marie Doak. Marie was a special
lady and will be missed by many.
Marie’s service is this morning,
Wednesday.
Condolences also to the family
of Vivian Hulm. She was the
mother of Arlen Hulm here in
Faith. Her services were held
Monday.
Condolences also go to the fam-
ily of Viven Lyon. He was the
brother to LuAnne Jordan, and
was married to Dennis Welter’s
sister, Barbara.
And condolences to the family
of Roy VanSickle. He was an
uncle to Annelle Afdahl.
Cody Oliver from Lead, SD
was a Tuesday evening supper
guest of Garnet Gaaskjolen. Cody
works at the Deadwood radio sta-
tion and was in Faith to broad-
cast the games on Tuesday night.
After the basketball games
Thursday night, Garnet
Gaaskjolen had as coffee guests
Arlene Oliver and Ryan Oliver of
Lemmon, Cody Oliver from Lead,
and Vanden Gaaskjolen from
Meadow.
Diane and I here at the office,
along with our husbands, are
some of those fighting nasty colds.
I’ve had mine over a week now.
It’s better but not gone yet. I dln’t
think her’s has gotten any better.
The Faith Christian Center is
having a guest speaker, author B.
W. Melvin this Friday night at
7:00. He will tell an astonishing
true story of an incredible journey
into the afterlife. Mr. Melvin, a
former militant atheist, gives a
vivid account of seeing what lies
beyond the grave from the per-
spective of a near-death sur-
vivor’s journey into the
heareafter. Eveyone is welcome.
The FHS Study Council is
helping the Catholic Daughters
with the blood drive set for March
7th. Former FHS teacher, Patti
Storm, was very involved with
her students in sponsoring one
drive each year, so these students
are carrying on the tradition in
memory of Mrs. Storm. Nice work
kids!! I, for one, am very glad to
see that. I coordinated the blood
drive here for many years and
know it takes quite a bit of one’s
time, and it is nice to have the
students take one of the 5 drives
held each year.
The Lady Longhorns ended
their basketball season Tuesday
night in the District Tournament
with a loss to Newell. Newell
went on to win the championship
by one point over Lemmon. The
Ladies are to be commended on
another great season!
The boys District Tournament
is this week at Harding County.
Faith had a bye Monday night in
the first round. Their first game
is this Thursday night when they
take on Bison who beat Lemmon
Monday night, 60-50. Newell de-
feated Takini so Newell will be
playing Harding County. Good
luck Longhorns!
Page 6• February 27, 2013 • The Faith Independent
The children of
Dr. Wayne Sletten
request a card shower
in honor of his
80th Birthday
March 7
Cards may be mailed to: 1107 Field
View Dr., Rapid City, SD 57701
We love you Dad!
Greetings from Pierre. As I
write this we are entering our
eighth week of a nine week ses-
sion so things are starting to all
come together and the commit-
tees will finish up their work this
week and then the discussion will
be on the budget and how the ex-
cess revenues will be spent.   
Wednesday of this past week
was crossover day – the day by
which all bills had to be passed by
their house of origin. Bills now
have until March 5th to pass the
2nd body. There are 96 bills that
are still active in the House out of
the 242 that were originally filed
in the Senate. There are 80 active
bills in the Senate out of 250 that
were originally filed in the House.
In the final two weeks of ses-
sion, we will be focused on imple-
menting fiscal responsibility to
balance our state budget without
raising your taxes. We will also be
focused on funding for education
establishing a new economic de-
velopment bill to create incen-
tives for job creation.
As we review the revenue pro-
jections that will impact our state
budget we must consider the im-
pacts of the looming sequestra-
tion deadline for the federal
government of March 1. The fed-
eral government’s irresponsible
spending has created a crisis for
our nation and there will likely be
a significant impact on our state
budget resulting from loss of fed-
eral funding.
“Sequestration” is the term
that refers to automatic reduction
to federal government spending
for a given fiscal year.  Unless
Congress and the President agree
on a deficit-reduction package by
March 1, many federal programs
will see across the board spending
reductions. Social Security, Med-
icaid and Medicare will be mostly
exempt. The cuts will take effect
over the next 10 years and total
about $1.2 trillion.  Currently,
they will apply equally to defense
and non-defense spending. 
Senator Thune met with Re-
publican legislators this week and
expressed serious doubt that Con-
gress will act to avoid the seques-
tration deadline of March 1st.
Thune expressed caution and fis-
cal responsibility as we prepare
the state budget, realizing that
significant federal cuts as a result
of sequestration are very realistic.
HB 1161 is an Act to establish
and provide certain incentives for
projects that create new jobs, pro-
mote economic activity, and to es-
tablish the rural economic
development partnership pro-
gram. The bill will help promote
expansion of existing SD busi-
nesses and provide incentives for
new businesses that will create
jobs.  The bill would require local
control and approval by munici-
palities – decisions which are
referable by a vote of the people.
If municipalities are willing to
dedicate a portion of their 2%
sales tax for economic develop-
ment incentives, it would allow
the state to match the funding for
approved projects.  Rural projects
would also qualify and applica-
tions would go directly to the
State Board of Economic Develop-
ment for approval.
The Senate and House Health
& Human Services Committees
held a joint meeting on February
20th to listen to public input in
regard to Medicaid reform.  The
joint committee listened to public
testimony for over 2 hours and ef-
forts to facilitate more public dis-
cussion will be ongoing. Current
spending levels are not sustain-
able and reforms are necessary to
keep the program viable for fu-
ture generations.
SB 45 passed the House on
February 21 and will now go to
the Governor for final approval.
The bill will allow citizens to
apply for renewal of their driver’s
license by mail or internet once in
any ten year period. This bill will
make government more efficient
and reduce waiting periods for li-
cense renewal.  It is a great exam-
ple of how we are working to
make government work better for
the people.
On Thursday this past week,
all of the oil and gas bills made
the final hurdle and are now sit-
ting on the Governor’s desk.
These bills include House Bill
1001, 1002, 1003, 1004 and 1006.
HB 1001 will require mineral
developers to give notice to sur-
face owners before entering the
land.
HB 1002 will provide for the
creation of a trust account for un-
locatable mineral interest own-
ers.
HB 1003 will revise the pur-
pose of the agriculture mediation
program, to include oil and gas
mediation.
HB 1004 will award triple
damages in certain surface depre-
dation cases.
HB 1006 will revise the laws
relating to the termination of cer-
tain mineral interests.
The final two weeks of Session
will be the busiest yet and we will
continue working hard to make
our state an even better place to
live, work and raise a family. 
Sen. Ryan Maher’s
Legislative Report
Q: Can you explain the better
health insurance choices coming
this October 2013 that I’ve heard
called the Health Insurance Mar-
ketplace? Is this a part of the Af-
fordable Care Act or what has
been called Health Care Reform?
A: When key parts of the
health care law (the Affordable
Care Act) take effect, there’ll be a
new way to buy health insurance
for yourself, your family or your
small business: the Health Insur-
ance Marketplace. Whether
you’re uninsured or just want to
see what’s available, the Market-
place offers more choice, more
transparency, and more control
over your health insurance op-
tions.
To clarify, this health insur-
ance is not for those who have
Medicare, as Medicare beneficiar-
ies already have health insur-
ance. This is for those
individuals, families and small
businesses who do not have
health insurance through an em-
ployer or as an employer, or they
cannot get health insurance on
their own that fits their budget,
and offers a comprehensive set of
health insurance benefits.
The Marketplace is designed to
help you find health insurance
that fits your budget, with less
hassle. No matter where you live,
you’ll be able to buy insurance
from qualified private health
plans that cover a comprehensive
set of benefits, including doctor
visits, preventive care, hospital
visits and prescriptions. New
laws mean plans must treat you
fairly and can’t deny you coverage
because of pre-existing or chronic
conditions.
One application, one time, and
you and your family can explore
every qualified health insurance
plan in your area. You’ll be able
to take control with better infor-
mation to help you choose, includ-
ing details about benefits and
price presented in clear language
you can understand, so you know
what your premium, deductibles,
and other costs will be before you
make a choice.
At the Marketplace, you’ll also
get information about Medicaid,
the Children’s Health Insurance
Program (CHIP), and a new kind
of advance tax credit you can use
right away to lower your monthly
health plan premiums. In fact,
more people than ever before will
be able to get a break on costs —
you may even qualify for free or
low cost plans. You’ll see all the
programs you’re eligible for right
after you apply.
When enrollment in the Mar-
ketplace starts in October 2013,
you’ll be able to find insurance
that fits the way you live, at a
price you can be comfortable with.
You can enroll directly through
our website at HealthCare.gov.
Enrollment starts October
2013. Sign up NOW at Health-
Care.gov to get email or text
alerts to keep you on track.
The Marketplace will let you
compare health private plans and
check eligibility for several low-
cost and no-cost insurance afford-
ability programs all in one place,
with a single application.
The Marketplace at Health-
Care.gov will be much more than
any health insurance website
you’ve used before. Insurance
companies will compete for your
business on a level and transpar-
ent playing field, with no hidden
costs or misleading fine print.
When open enrollment starts
in October 2013, you’ll have more
choice, more control, and more
clout when it comes to health
insurance. And if you have dif-
ficulty finding a plan that meets
your needs and budget, we’re
working to make sure there’ll be
people in local communities who
can give you personal help with
your choices.
Keep checking back for more
information about the Health In-
surance Marketplace, and sign up
for updates to get ready to enroll
in the Fall.
Making healthcare make sense
The city council
makes decisions
for firing, hiring
and appointments!
I encourage all
registered voters to
vote for the
candidates of your
choice.
Peggy Riley
Congratulations on a
Congratulations on a
spectacular season!
spectacular season!
We are proud of you!!
We are proud of you!!
February 27, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 7
• Afdahl’s Appliance
Joel, Claudine, Tori & Josh
• Bogue & Bogue Law Offices
• Branding Iron Inn
• Cenex of Faith
• City of Faith
• Country Cut-N-Curl
• Delbridge Trucking
• Brandace Dietterle,
Dr. of Chiropractic
• Faith Area Memorial Chapel
• Faith Comm. Health Center
• Faith Lumber Co.
• Faith School District 46-2
• Faith Veterinary Service
• Farmers State Bank
• Fisher Gas Co.
• Haines Trucking
• Isaacs Trucking
• KeAnn Honey Co.
• Lynn’s Dakotamart
• Linda’s Drive In
• M&D Food Shop
• Lynn & Nancy Miller
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The 2013 legislative session is
winding down with two weeks re-
maining to finish the peoples’
business. Wednesday was cross-
over day where all bills had to be
dealt with in the house of origin.
The Senate got through the last of
their bills earlier than the House,
but we finished before 11:00 that
night and didn’t have to ‘cover the
clock’ like earlier legislatures had
to in order to finish their work.
On Thursday our committees
worked on Senate bills. These are
the bills we passed out of House
Ag:
*SB 1 to revise the provisions
regarding plugging and perform-
ance bonds for oil and gas wells
and to repeal the supplemental
restoration bond requirement
was amended in committee to re-
duce the bond for wells at or less
than fifty-five hundred feet in
depth to ten thousand dollars per
well drilled or a thirty thousand
dollar blanket and to reduce the
bond for wells more than fifty-five
hundred feet in depth to fifty
thousand dollars per well drilled,
or one hundred thousand dollars
blanket. After testimony from
some of the small gas exploration
folks, SB 1 passed out of commit-
tee 13 to 0.
*SB 17 to make an appropria-
tion from the coordinated natural
resources conservation fund to
the State Conservation Commis-
sion also passed with no opposi-
tion.
*Sen. Vehle and I brought SB
205 to put wolves on the predator
list in South Dakota. Right now
wolves are on the endangered
species list in western South
Dakota. The western Dakotas are
part of the Rocky Mountain re-
gion and wolves have been taken
off the endangered species list in
all the other states in the region,
leaving western North and South
Dakota as isolated territory
where wolves are protected by
federal law. The eastern Dakotas
are part of the Great Lakes region
where wolves are not considered
endangered.
GF&P Sec. Vonk suggested
this legislation to me last year
after USFW told him that wolves
were going to be removed from
the endangered species list in
2012 and Game Fish and Parks
testified in favor of SB 205. Mak-
ing mountain lions game animals
didnít work out so well. These
large predators have drastically
decreased the number of elk and
deer available for hunters. I donít
think GF&P wanted to make the
same mistake with wolves and so
far all the legislators have agreed.
House Local Government com-
mittee passed two bills:
*SB 121 repealed the Commis-
sion on Intergovernmental Coop-
eration which hasn’t acted for
thirty years.
*SB 166 increases the number
of years for a concealed weapon
permit from four years to five
years to make it consistent with
the background checks when you
buy a firearm.
HB 1087, the School Sentinel
bill, narrowly passed out of Sen-
ate State Affairs with a 5 to 4
vote. HB 1087 would allow local
school boards to decide if they
wanted to allow school employees
to carry concealed weapons on
school premises to protect the stu-
dents and themselves. These vol-
unteers would receive the same
firearms training as law enforce-
ment officers and would certainly
make our isolated school districts
in the area safer.
These are some of the bills that
went through the House this
week:
*HB 1089 requiring statewide
livestock ownership inspection
was killed.
*SB 13 to revise provisions re-
lating to the administration of
mineral rights on and under re-
search parks.
*SB 41 revising provisions re-
garding the requirements for
school bus inspection and to au-
thorize the Highway Patrol to ap-
prove school bus inspectors.
*SB 45 will permit people to
renew an operator's license, a mo-
torcycle operator's license, or non-
driver identification card without
appearing in person at a driver li-
cense exam site.
These five bills that came out
of our Oil and Gas Development
summer study committee passed
the Senate this week:
*HB 1001 requiring mineral
developers to give notice to sur-
face owners before entering the
land was my bill and it passed
with only two no votes.
*HB 1002 to provide for the
creation of a trust account for un-
locatable mineral interest own-
ers.
*HB 1003 to revise the purpose
of the agriculture mediation pro-
gram.
*HB 1004 to provide for the
award of treble damages in sur-
face depredation cases.
*HB 1006 revising provisions
relating to the termination of
mineral interests.
The Senate also passed these
bills important to our district:
*SB 238 to appropriate money
to the animal damage control
fund for predator control services
and to declare an emergency.
*SB 183 revises provisions re-
lating to hunting trespass and in-
creases penalties for trespassing.
*SB 207 to make certain leg-
islative findings concerning fed-
eral infringement on Second
Amendment rights.
* SB 76 appropriates money to
fund the education service agen-
cies.
The biggest issue facing our
state and nation is sequestration
starting on March 1. President
Obama brought sequester in 2011
as a threat to Congress to get
them to raise taxes. Congress will
only agree to cut spending instead
of raising taxes and Obama is
blaming everyone else for the
problems he created. We don’t
have any idea how sequestration
will affect our state budget, but
you better buckle your seat belts
folks, it could be a rough ride!
To get in touch with me, call
the House Chamber number 773-
3851. Leave a phone number and
I’ll call you back. The fax number
is 773-6806. If you send a fax, ad-
dress it to Rep. Betty Olson. You
can also email me at rep.bettyol-
son@state.sd.us during session.
You can keep track of bills and
committee meetings at this link:
http://legis.state.sd.us/ Use this
link to find the legislators, see
what committees they are on,
read all the bills and track the
status of each bill, listen to com-
mittee hearings, and contact the
legislators.
Legislative Update
Rep. Betty Olson
It wasn’t quite midnight oil
that was burning Feb. 20 at the
State Capitol in Pierre, but it may
have felt that way to legislators
trying to beat a deadline.
That day, this year’s 26th in
the session, the rule is that a bill
or joint resolution must be out of
its house of origin.
Both sides were busy address-
ing bills–either killing or passing
them–up until around 10 p.m.
The Senate finished just before
that hour, and the House went
past by about 15 minutes.
All in all, about 90 bills passed
through their hands that day.
By the close of the week, legis-
lators had just two weeks left of
the regular run of the session.
Democratic leader Bernie Hun-
hoff, Yankton, noted during a
news conference on Friday that
while two weeks did not appear to
be a long time, much could still be
accomplished.
“It’s like a nuclear half-life,”
Hunhoff said.
Senators dealt with in excess
of 45 bills, while House members
considered that same number.
Legislative history buffs re-
member times in the past when
rules were suspended so that de-
bate could go on past the mid-
night deadline.
Committee and legislative
agendas were somewhat lighter
the rest of the week, with the Fri-
day House and Senate calendars
deferred after less than an hour
in session, so that members could
be on their way home for the
weekend.
Legislators expect to be back
working Monday through Thurs-
day this week, and Monday
through Friday next week. The
latter week traditionally deals
with the final budget.
Then, after a two-week recess,
legislators will return to the capi-
tol on Monday, March 25, for the
final day. That is the day re-
served to deal with any vetoes the
governor may have made.
Long hours spent, but deadline met
for legislative crossover of bills
By Elizabeth “Sam” Grosz, Community News Service
February 27, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 9
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Odd Girl Out by Rachel Sim-
mons
Adult Nonfiction
If Your Adolescent has Depres-
sion or Bipolar Disorder: An Es-
sential Resource for Parents by
Dwight L. Evans, M.D. and Linda
Wasmer Andrews
The Hungry Years by T. H.
Watkins
The Worst Hard Time by Tim-
othy Egan
American Chopper: At Full
Throttle by Mike Flaherty
Also, don’t forget that our li-
brary can offer you many other
possibilities to read. We have e-
books for you to download at no
charge and services that can as-
sist anyone with reading impair-
ments through the South Dakota
State Library.  Call the library at
967-2262.
Story Hour is on Wednesdays
at the Faith Public/School Li-
brary from 8:30 – 9:30 AM for all
preschoolers and their parents.
Please join us!
Hours are Mondays, Tuesdays
and Thursdays from 8 AM – 7
PM, Wednesdays 8 AM – 4 PM
and Fridays 9 AM – 3 PM. 
Children’s Fiction
There’s a Fly Guy in my Soup
by Tedd Arnold
The Haunted Castle by Geron-
imo Stilton
Color Clues by Danny Brooks
Dalby
Help Me, Mr. Mutt by Janet
Stevens
Fritz Danced the Fandango by
Alicia Potter
Third Grade Angels by Jerry
Spinelli
The Milo & Jazz Mysteries:
The Case of the Haunted Haunted
House by Lewis B. Montgomery
Children’s Nonfiction
Pandas and other Endangered
Species by Mary Pope Osbourne
Seed to Sunflower by Cami De
la Bedoyere
Dump Trucks and other Big
Machines by Graham Ian
Mighty Machines Diggers by
Amanda Askew
Mighty Machines Bull Dozers
by Amanda Askew
Juvenile Fiction
Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
Super Fan by Jeff Gottsfeld
Wings of Fire: the Dragonnet
Prophecy by Tui Sutherland
Museum of Thieves by Lian
Tanner
The Chocolate Touch by
Partick Ske Catling
Claws by Mike and Rachel
Grinti
Zombie Dog by Clare Hutton
Eight Keys by Suzanne La
Fleur
The Ghost of Graylock by Dan
Poblocki
The Legend of the Ghost Dog by
Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Ninth Ward by Jewell Parke
Phodes
STAT: Home Court by Amare
Stoudemire
Marvel: Earth’s Mightiest
Avengers Character Guide by
Alan Cowsill
Caught by Margaret Peterson
Haddix
The Prodigal Cat by Janette
Oke
Juvenile Nonfiction
Under the Royal Palms by
Aima Flor Ada
An Indian Winter by Russell
Freedman
Defense! NFL by Tim Polzer
Air Force by Simon Rose
Adult Fiction
Between the Shades of Gray by
Rula Sepetys
Fang by James Patterson
New reads at the Faith Library for February
The Faith Longhorns closed
their regular season on their
home floor on Friday, February
22nd with wins over the Wall Ea-
gles.
The jr varsity had a close game
to the very end. Faith led by one
at the end of the first quarter, but
the Wall Eagles held them to four
points in the 2nd quarter while
they pumped in 11 points and
took the lead by 6 points at the
half. The Longhorns ended the
night with the win, 44-41.
Quarter scores
Faith 15-19-34-44
Wall 14-25-37-41
The JV had three players with
11 points: Chaney Keffeler, Jar-
ius Halligan, and Josh Afdahl.
Stats: Chaney Keffeler 11 pts,
2 assts, 5 reb; Dalton Sheridan 4
pts, 2 assts, 5 reb, 4 stls; Gereth
Bushong 3 pts, 2 assts, 5 reb, 1
stl; Glenn Palmer 2 reb; Jarius
Halligan 11 pts, 3 assts, 1 reb, 1
stl; Josh Afdahl 11 pts, 1 asst, 2
reb, 1 stl; Rio Hulm 2 pts, 4 reb;
Wyatt Schuelke 2 pts, 1 asst, 2
stl.
The varsity boys had a pretty
easy time with the Wall Eagles,
coming out strong in the first
quarter and maintaining the lead
to win by 15 points to end their
regular season.
Quarter scores
Faith 17-28-42-54
Wall 5-15-28-39
Reggie Rhoden led the Long-
horns with 21 points on the night,
followed closely by Cody Trainor
with 19.
Stats: Caden Smiley 1 pt, 3
assts, 5 reb, 1 stl; Cody Bernstein
4 assts, 2 reb; Cody Trainor 19
pts, 3 assts, 4 reb, 2 stls; Drew
Vance 2 pts, 1 asst, 5 reb; Gereth
Bushong 1 reb; Jarius Halligan 7
pts, 2 assts, 1 reb, 1 blk, 1 stl;
Josh Afdahl 1 reb; Marty Shaff 2
pts, 1 asst, 1 reb; Reggie Rhoden
21 pts, 2 reb; Rio Hulm 2 pts, 1
reb.
The team hit 54% of their field
goals and were 57% from the free
throw line.
The C team ended their regu-
lar season with a 5-2 record, the
JV had a perfect record, 13-0, and
the varsity are 17-2 on the sea-
son.
The Longhorns will be playing
in the District Tournament this
week at Harding County. The
boys had a bye in the first round,
on Monday night, so their first ac-
tion will be this Thursday night
when they take on Bison. Bison
defeated Lemmon in the first
game Monday night. Harding
County plays Newell who beat
Takini. The location for the cham-
pionship game will be announced
later.
The Faith Longhorns are in
the KELOLand Sports Poll for
the week of Feb. 25th.
Longhorns end regular season 17-2
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Mon. Mar. 25, 2013 * 1:00 pm MT
4094+ Deeded Acres -- PIus 723 acre TribaI Lease & 1857 acre Private
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Auction heId at oId Community Center on Main St. in IsabeI, SD (Hwy 20 & Hwy 65)
Directions to GIad VaIIey: From Faith, SD, go 3 W on Hwy 212, then 30 N on Hwy 73, then 20 E on Hwy
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· 4094.2 Deeded plus 723.61 TribaI (all pasture) & 1857.09 Linch FamiIy Trust Lease (mostly pasture
w/172.47 A. crop land)
·1833.38 Deeded Farmland w/more land that could be farmed
320.24 Deeded Winter Wheat planted
528.55 Deeded in Hay (alfalfa & grass)
984.59 Deeded in Stubble & Summer Fallow
·2260.82 Deeded Presently in Pasture & Trees
Farmland acres fenced & laid out in strips ~ Hunting ~ Shelterbelts ~ Barns, Corrals & Windbreak ~ Stock
Dams, Spring Fed Dugouts, Wells, some pipelines ~ Good access ~ Only 3 - 4 miles from Hwy 20 ~ FSA
payments & Crop Bases ~~~ OFFERED IN 7 TRACTS AND AS 1 UNIT
Tract 1: 160 acres ~ NE¼ Sec. 18 ~ 153+ tillable acres w/ 40+ acres planted to W Wheat and 35+ acres Alfalfa
~Taxes: $336.94 or $2.11/acre
Tract 2: 320 acres ~ N½ of Sec. 17 ~ 311+ tillable acres w/77+ acres planted to W Wheat and 88+ acres
Alfalfa/Grass ~Taxes: $739.54 or $2.31/acre
Tract 3: 289.48 acres ~ Most of west half of Sec. 7 ~ 269+ tillable acres w/ 34+ acres Alfalfa ~Taxes: $ 642.65 or $
2.22/acre
Tract 4: 577.18 acres ~ Most of Sec. 6 424.5+ tillable acres w/80 acres planted to W Wheat, 226+ acres Alfalfa, &
164 acres pasture ~ Some pasture areas would be tillable ~ Elec, & good well w/tire tank in NW ¼ ~Taxes: $1164.04 or
$2.02/acre
Tract 5: 863.01 acres ~ All of Sec. 24 and most of the west side of Sec. 19 ~ Great site for headquarters w/good,
mature shelterbelt w/majestic pines, spruce, good well & elec, all in center of Sec. 24 ~ Dams & spring-fed dug-outs
throughout Tract ~ 221+ tillable acres w/ 66+ acres planted to W Wheat, & 79+ acres Grass/Alfalfa ~ 640 acres pasture
~Taxes: $1699.84 or $1.97 /acre
Tract 6: approx. 775 acres ~ All of Sec.13 and most of NW¼ of Sec. 18 ~ Mostly Pasture ~ Spring fed dug-outs &
Dams ~ Borders county road ~ 35+ tillable acres, presently in grass, & 734 acres pasture ~Taxes: $1,076.86 or $
1.39/acre
Tract 7: 1109.14 acres ~ "Fort Barnica" ~ all of Sec. 5, except for Mrs. Micky Barnica`s home) and E½ of Sec. 7,
and NW¼ of Sec. 8 ~ Barn, Corrals, & Windbreak, w/elec & especially good well w/automatic waterer in Sec. 7. (This is
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Here’s a brief review of some of
the S.D. Legislature’s recent ac-
tion.
•The Senate approved two
bans on texting while driving
Tuesday and sent it on to the
House. The first bill, SB142, pro-
hibits texting while driving on
South Dakota roads, and the sec-
ond, SB44, would jeopardize the
commercial license of a driver
caught texting anywhere in the
nation.
•The House Health and
Human Services Committee
voted 7-5 against HB1188, a bill
that would have kept mentally ill
people who have been found to be
a danger from owning guns. Their
names would have been added to
a national database, which is
checked prior to purchase. Main
sponsor Rep. Bernie Hunhoff, D-
Yankton, said the state is one of
about 19 states not submitting in-
formation about dangerous men-
tally ill residents to that
database.
•A bill to increase legislative
pay from $110 per official day of
session up to $123 squeaked
through the House 36-33 on Feb.
20. The following day, the Senate
referred the bill to its State Af-
fairs Committee. Lawmakers cur-
rently receive $6,000 per session,
an amount which hasn’t been
raised in 15 years.
•The Senate State Affairs
Committee and the full Senate
unanimously approved two veter-
ans bills last week. The first des-
ignates the third Tuesday of
September as POW/MIA working
holiday and the second designates
Aug. 7 as Purple Heart recogni-
tion day, also a working holiday.
•A bill increasing certain video
lottery payouts to $1,000 passed
both the House Commerce Com-
mittee and the full House, 39-28,
this past week. SB52 now heads
to the governor for his considera-
tion.
• A bill that would increase
bonding authority for the state’s
four technical institutes, HB1098,
bogged down in the Senate State
Affairs Committee Feb. 22. Up-
grades for the Watertown and
Mitchell tech schools have been
completed and now the last phase
for the schools in Sioux Falls and
Rapid City are up next. The in-
crease in bonding authority from
$105 million up to $140 million
would pave the way for those
projects. However, action was de-
ferred until financial info the gov-
ernor requested from the Bureau
of Finance and Management
could be reviewed.
•Persons hunting mountain
lions will no longer be required to
wear fluorescent orange exterior
garments, if the governor also ap-
proves. The measure, HB1029,
unanimously passed out of the
Senate before legislators headed
home for the weekend.
• A lively debate in the House
on Feb. 22 centered on the med-
ical care for certain unborn chil-
dren. While Rep. Bernie Hunhoff,
D-Yankton, urged passage to en-
sure pre-natal care that would
save money by producing health-
ier babies, other lawmakers wor-
ried that those low income
mothers were illegal aliens. Sev-
eral amendments to that end
were defeated before final pas-
sage of HB1214 by 39-28 was ac-
complished, sending it off to the
Senate for its consideration. The
bill had been forgiven the
crossover deadline because of a
requested fiscal note attached to
it.
•SB27, which revises the de-
sign, construction and equipping
of a veterans home near Hot
Springs, adding an additional
10,000 sq. ft., was approved by
the House last week and sent to
the Governor for his expected ap-
proval. The project had been ap-
proved last year, but revisions
were made to the $6 million facil-
ity which needed approval, “It’s a
good deal for the state,” com-
mented Rep. Fred Romkema, R-
Spearfish.
Short takes from the State Capitol
By Elizabeth “Sam” Grosz, Community News Service
Crayons, ducks, paintings,
ducks, prizes, ducks, fun and
more ducks. What does that
equal? The annual Junior Duck
Stamp Program!
The U.S Fish and Wildlife
Service invites students to learn
about wildlife conservation and
express their creativity by enter-
ing the 2013 Junior Duck Stamp
competition. The deadline for en-
tries is March 15, 2013.
The Junior Duck Stamp Pro-
gram is an annual free art contest
that provides students with the
opportunity to learn about biology
and express their knowledge of
the beauty and diversity of
wildlife through art. The Junior
Duck Stamp Contest, partnered
with a dynamic art curriculum,
teaches wetlands and waterfowl
conservation to students in
kindergarten through high
school.
Since the Junior Duck Stamp
Contest was introduced in South
Dakota in 1993, over 10,000 stu-
dents have submitted artwork in
the state. In 2012, 636 South
Dakota students from 50 towns
participated in the program; and
throughout the United States,
over 27,000 students submitted
artwork to a state contest. An-
nual revenue from the sales of
Junior Duck Stamps raises an es-
timated $200,000 annually to
fund scholarships, support the
contest, and create environmen-
tal education opportunities for
students who participate in the
program.
Prizes are awarded to the top
nine entries in four different age
groups at a public awards recep-
tion held in April. Last year over
$5,000 in prizes like art supplies,
field guides, DVDs, and binocu-
lars were awarded to South
Dakota students. The U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service and the
Booth Society, the Friends Group
of the D.C. Booth Historic Na-
tional Fish Hatchery & Archives
in Spearfish, sponsor the South
Dakota contest.
The Best of Show winner from
South Dakota is judged nation-
ally in Washington D.C., and the
winning submission from the na-
tional contest will be used to cre-
ate a Federal Junior Duck Stamp
the following year, which is sold
for $5 a stamp.
In 2012, Rebecca Froehlich, 16,
of Madison, SD, took the “Best of
Show” title in South Dakota.
How to Enter:
The South Dakota Junior Duck
Stamp Contest is free and open to
all students K-12. The deadline
for submissions is March 15,
2013. For more information and
art submission rules, visit
http://www.sdjuniorduck.org
South Dakota’s Junior Duck
Stamp Contest
Page 12 • February 27, 2013 • The Faith Independent
Today’s farmers and ranchers
are the most productive in the
history of our nation. By embrac-
ing innovation, farmers of many
crops are able to produce more
than ever today. Meanwhile, our
producers, foresters and rural
landowners are undertaking mod-
ern conservation practices that
help them achieve three to five
times the benefits of older tech-
niques.
At USDA, we’re working to
support America’s farmers and
ranchers in making the next big
advances in agriculture and con-
servation.
First and foremost, we will
continue to strengthen agricul-
tural research. In his State of the
Union Address, President Obama
discussed a critical need to invest
in the best ideas. We know that
investing in agricultural research
helps the economy and strength-
ens agriculture. Every dollar in-
vested in this research generates
$20 in economic benefits for our
nation, while giving our farmers
and ranchers new tools to miti-
gate risk and increase production.
We also intend to further
strengthen conservation efforts
while helping farmers adapt to a
changing climate. Over the com-
ing year, USDA will build up ad-
ditional technical assistance and
provide new tools to help produc-
ers mitigate the effects of extreme
weather patterns. Because the
impacts of climate change will
vary across the country, we’ll ex-
plore ways to organize our efforts
by region – with an aim to provide
appropriate help for folks in every
part of the country.
We will continue to support de-
Ag Secretary Vilsack’s Column
Fueling agriculture’s productivity
to new heights
velopment of environmental mar-
kets for water quality and other
natural services, which have the
potential to enhance conservation
and provide new revenue sources.
And we will further explore the
benefits of multi-cropping produc-
tion, which could expand business
opportunities, strengthen infra-
structure for biofuels and provide
additional conservation benefits
for producers.
Finally, USDA will take steps
this year to support a diverse and
vibrant agriculture sector. Start-
ing this month and continuing in
the next year, we will follow up on
many of the recommendations
provided last year by an advisory
committee to strengthen coexis-
tence within American agricul-
ture.
Our farmers and ranchers
have made tremendous gains
over recent decades – producing
more than ever before, and taking
new steps to protect our natural
resources. We can continue this
progress into the next generation
of American agriculture by mak-
ing smart investments today. By
working together, we can feed
even more people around the
world, further enhance our natu-
ral resources, and create even
more jobs.
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February 27, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 13
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vil-
sack today announced at the Na-
tional Pheasant Fest and Quail
Classic that the U.S. Department
of Agriculture (USDA) will con-
duct a four-week general sign-up
for the Conservation Reserve Pro-
gram (CRP), beginning May 20
and ending on June 14. CRP has
a 27-year legacy of protecting the
nation’s natural resources
through voluntary participation,
while providing significant eco-
nomic and environmental bene-
fits to rural communities across
the United States. Under Secre-
tary Vilsack’s leadership, USDA
has enrolled 11.7 million acres in
various CRP efforts.
“Since the 1980s, the CRP pro-
gram has established itself as a
benchmark in voluntary conser-
vation efforts, providing Ameri-
can producers with assets to
address our most critical resource
issues,” said Vilsack. “Last year,
during one of the worst droughts
in generations, the CRP proved
vital in protecting our most envi-
ronmentally sensitive lands from
erosion. Emergency haying and
grazing on CRP lands also sup-
plied critical feed and forage for
livestock producers due to the
drought. And the program contin-
ues to bring substantial returns
to rural areas, attracting recre-
ation and tourism dollars into
local economies while sustaining
natural and wildlife habitat for
future generations.”
Additional sign-ups for contin-
uous CRP programs—such as
Highly Erodible Land Initiative
and Initiative to Restore Grass-
lands, Wetlands and Wildlife—
will be announced in spring 2013.
Currently, about 27 million acres
are enrolled in CRP, which is a
voluntary program available to
agricultural producers to help
them safeguard environmentally
sensitive land. Producers enrolled
in CRP plant long-term, resource-
conserving covers to improve the
quality of water, control soil ero-
sion and enhance wildlife habitat.
Contracts on 3.3 million acres of
CRP are set to expire on Sept. 30,
2013. Producers with expiring
contracts or producers with envi-
ronmentally sensitive land are
encouraged to evaluate their op-
tions under CRP.
Producers that are accepted in
the sign-up can receive cost-share
assistance to plant long-term, re-
source-conserving covers and re-
ceive an annual rental payment
for the length of the contract (10-
15 years). Producers also are en-
couraged to look into CRP’s other
enrollment opportunities offered
on a continuous, non-competitive,
sign-up basis and that often pro-
vide additional financial assis-
tance. Continuous sign-up dates
will be announced at a later date.
Over the past 27 years, farmers,
ranchers, conservationists,
hunters, fishermen and other out-
door enthusiasts have made CRP
one of the largest and most impor-
tant USDA efforts. CRP contin-
ues to make major contributions
to national efforts to improve
water and air quality, and to pre-
vent soil erosion by protecting the
most sensitive areas including
those prone to flash flooding and
runoff. CRP has also helped in-
crease populations of pheasants,
quail, ducks, and rare species,
like the sage grouse, the lesser
prairie chicken, and other grass-
land birds. Highlights of CRP in-
clude:
•CRP has restored more than
two million acres of wetlands and
two million acres of riparian
buffers;
•Each year, CRP keeps more
than 600 million pounds of nitro-
gen and more than 100 million
pounds of phosphorous from flow-
ing into our nation’s streams,
rivers, and lakes.
•CRP provides $1.8 billion an-
nually to landowners—dollars
that make their way into local
economies, supporting small busi-
nesses and creating jobs; and
•CRP is the largest private
lands carbon sequestration pro-
gram in the country. By placing
vulnerable cropland into conser-
vation, CRP sequesters carbon in
plants and soil, and reduces both
fuel and fertilizer usage. In 2012,
CRP resulted in carbon seques-
tration equal to taking about nine
million cars off the road.
The Obama Administration is
leading a host of federal agencies
in the America’s Great Outdoors
initiative to develop a 21st cen-
tury conservation agenda and re-
connect Americans to the
outdoors. At the same time,
USDA continues to enroll a
record number of acres of private
working lands in conservation
programs, working with more
than 500,000 farmers and ranch-
ers to implement conservation
practices that clean the air we
breathe, filter the water we drink,
and prevent soil erosion. Since
2009, USDA has enrolled more
than 50 million acres into the
Conservation Stewardship Pro-
gram to incentivize the most pro-
ductive, beneficial conservation
practices. And USDA’s work in
the Chesapeake Bay watershed,
the Mississippi River Basin, and
Gulf of Mexico are among 19 ini-
tiatives applying the most effec-
tive conservation practices to
increase agricultural and envi-
ronmental returns. USDA science
is also helping to focus work in
areas to reduce problematic nutri-
ents making it to rivers and
streams by as much as 45 per-
cent.
For more information on CRP
and other FSA programs, visit a
local FSA service center or
www.fsa.usda.gov.
USDA announces 45th
general sign-up for the
Conservation Reserve Program
Billings, Mont. – R-CALF USA
joined with other groups and in-
dividuals to counter the Humane
Society of the United States'
(HSUS') efforts to block the hu-
mane slaughter of unwanted and
unusable horses at a New Mexico
slaughtering facility.
Led by the International
Equine Business Association
(IEBA), R-CALF USA, the South
Dakota Stockgrowers Association
(SDSGA), the New Mexico Cattle
Growers' Association (NMCGA),
and several individuals filed a
motion to intervene in a lawsuit
initially filed by Valley Meat,
LLC (Valley Meat), against the
U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA). Valley Meat alleges that
USDA is wrongfully refusing to
provide final inspection services
for horse slaughter at Valley
Meat's New Mexico facility now
that Congress has fully restored
funding for horse slaughter in-
spection.
The HSUS previously filed a
motion to intervene in the lawsuit
as well as a motion to dismiss in
its effort to block horse slaughter
in the United States. The HSUS
also is seeking to require that
USDA conduct an environmental
assessment and/or an environ-
mental impact statement for each
decision to grant slaughter in-
spection, a requirement R-CALF
USA and the other potential in-
terveners believe would result in
devastating impacts to the entire
meat industry, including the cat-
tle industry.
An affidavit filed by R-CALF
USA CEO Bill Bullard in support
of his group's intervention ex-
plains that even though horse
slaughter was temporarily sus-
pended in the United States, do-
mestic horses continue to be
slaughtered in foreign countries.
He stated that these horses are
being transported over extremely
long distances and then slaugh-
tered in Mexican slaughtering
plants that do not follow the hu-
mane slaughtering practices re-
quired by the USDA.
"R-CALF USA has members
who have ceased marketing their
unusable horses to Mexican horse
slaughter buyers due to concerns
Angus Bull Sale
—TUESDAY—
March 5, 2013
1:15 p.m. (MT)
at the Ranch • 6.5 miles west, 3 south of Bison, SD
Selling
80 head
of Big
Select
Fall
Angus
Bulls
A.I. Sires
include:
Foresight,
Triple J Design,
Destination,
Mainline,
Equator 395M,
Sinclair Net
Present Value
Featuring sons of Performer 884
He
Sells!!
He
Sells!!
He
Sells!!
Duane Pankratz Dan Nelson
(605) 359-9222 (701) 351-1795
www.lagrandscotchcap.com
Sale book will be online at: www.RPIpromotions.com
that their horses would be sub-
jected to undue stress during
transit to foreign horse slaughter
plants and then suffer inhumane
slaughtering techniques once
they arrive at foreign slaughter-
ing plants," Bullard stated.
R-CALF USA and the other
groups seeking intervention be-
lieve that because Valley Meat
would be subject to United States'
humane slaughtering standards,
the inhumane treatment of U.S.
horses in foreign slaughtering
plants would be alleviated.
"We are deeply disappointed
that the Humane Society of the
United States is trying to perpet-
uate the inhumane and undigni-
fied treatment of unwanted and
unusable U.S. horses that are
being regularly shipped to foreign
countries for slaughter or are
being abandoned on private and
federally controlled lands where
they literally waste away and die
a miserable death," said Bullard
adding, "We hope our interven-
tion will counter the Humane So-
ciety's despicable position."
Cattle groups square off with HSUS
over domestic horse slaughter
Page 14 • February 27, 2013 • The Faith Independent
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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:
February 19 – Sign-up begins
for DCP & ACRE
March 15 – Last day to pur-
chase NAP coverage
June 3 – Last day to sign up
for ACRE
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for DCP
Reminder: Hispanic and
women farmers and ranchers
claims must be postmarked
by March 25
WASHINGTON, February 8,
2013 - Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack today reminded Hispanic
and women farmers and ranchers
who allege discrimination by the
USDA in past decades that there
are 45 days remaining in the fil-
ing period closing March 25,
2013.
"Hispanic and women farmers
who believe they have faced dis-
criminatory practices in the past
from the USDA have 45 days left
to file a claim in order to have a
chance to receive a cash payment
or loan forgiveness," said Secre-
tary Vilsack. "USDA urges poten-
tial claimants to contact the
Claims Administrator for infor-
mation and mail their claim pack-
ages on or before March 25,
2013."
The process offers a voluntary
alternative to litigation for each
Hispanic or female farmer and
rancher who can prove that
USDA denied his or her applica-
tion for loan or loan servicing as-
sistance for discriminatory
reasons for certain time periods
between 1981 and 2000. As an-
nounced in February 2011, the
voluntary claims process will
make available at least $1.33 bil-
lion for cash awards and tax relief
payments, plus up to $160 million
in farm debt relief, to eligible His-
panic and women farmers and
ranchers. There are no filing fees
to participate in the program.
The Department will continue
reaching out to potential Hispanic
and female claimants around the
country to get the word out to in-
dividuals who may be eligible for
this program so they have the op-
portunity to participate.
Call center representatives can
be reached at 1-888-508-4429.
Claimants may register for a
claims package (by calling the
number or visiting the website) or
may download the forms from the
website. All those interested in
learning more or receiving infor-
mation about the claims process
and claims packages are encour-
aged to attend meetings in your
communities about the claims
process and contact the website at
any time or call center telephone
number Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
www.farmerclaims.gov
Phone: 1-888-508-4429
Claims Period: September 24,
2012 - March 25, 2013.
Independent legal services
companies will administer the
claims process and adjudicate the
claims. Although there are no fil-
ing fees to participate and a
lawyer is not required to partici-
pate in the claims process, per-
sons seeking legal advice may
contact a lawyer or other legal
services provider.
Under Secretary Vilsack's
leadership, USDA has instituted
a comprehensive plan to
strengthen the Department as a
model service provider and to en-
sure that every farmer and
rancher is treated equally and
fairly as part of "a new era of civil
rights" at USDA. In February
2010, the Secretary announced
the Pigford II settlement with
African American farmers, and in
October 2010, he announced the
Keepseagle settlement with Na-
tive American farmers. Both of
those settlements have since re-
ceived court approval. Unlike the
cases brought by African Ameri-
can and Native American farm-
ers, the cases filed by Hispanic
and women farmers over a decade
ago were not certified as class ac-
tions. The claims process provides
a voluntary alternative to contin-
uing litigation for Hispanic and
female farmers and ranchers who
want to use it.
Audio and video public service
announcements in English and
Spanish from Secretary Vilsack
and downloadable print and web
banner ads on the Hispanic and
women farmer claims process are
available at:
http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/u
sda/usdahome?contentidonly=tru
e&contentid=PSAs_Print_and_W
ebBanner_Ads.xml
USDA is an equal opportunity
provider, employer and lender. To
file a complaint of discrimination,
write to USDA, Assistant Secre-
tary for Civil Rights, Office of Ad-
judication, 1400 Independence
Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC
20250-9410, or call toll-free at
(866) 632-9992 or (toll-free Cus-
tomer Service), (800) 877-8339
(local or Federal relay), (866) 377-
8642 (English Federal-relay) or
(800) 845-6136 (Relay voice
users).
USDA/Farm Service
Agency News
email us at
faithind@faithsd.com
NEXT SALE: MONDAY, MARCH 4TH
Special Feeder Cattle & Sheep Sale
Sale Time: 10 AM
Expecting 1000-1200 calves 300-400 sheep
More calves and yearlings expected by sale time.
Consignments:
Brown – 210 Angus steers HR 6-700#
J & C Capp – 110 1st x & Angus steers HR DF 5-550#
Keckler – 50 Char x calves HR 550#
Johnson – 40 blk & bldy heifers HR 550#
Duck – 35 Angus heifers HR 500#
Flintrock – 100 blk & red heifers (open) 800#
Stradinger – 150 Red Angus heifers HR (green) 550-625#
Mraz – 50 blk & Char x calves HR (green) 5-550#
Upcoming Sales:
Saturday, March 9: Lensegrav Hybrid Bull Sale
at 1:30 offering 110 yearling bulls
Monday, March 11: Special replacement heifer, grass cattle and
bred cow sale
Monday, March 18: Special replacement heifer, feeder & grass
cattle sale
Faith Livestock Commission Co.
(605) 967-2200
A light run of cattle and sheep here for our sale on Monday,
February 25, with a steady to higher cow and bull market.
Thank you for your business.
REPRESENTATIVE SALES
Scott Storm
2......................................blk cows 1323 .............$82.50
Storm Inc
2......................................blk cows 1395 .............$82.00
consignment of
1........................................blk cow 1350 .............$86.00
1.....................................Char cow 1430 .............$85.00
25...........................blk & bldy cow 1273 .............$81.25
4 .....................................red cows 1326 .............$83.25
6 .....................................red cows 1443 .............$87.00
5 .....................................red cows 1375 .............$86.75
14 ...................................red cows 1308 .............$82.75
7......................................blk cows 1494 .............$84.50
4 ............................blk & red cows 1360 .............$85.25
6 ............................blk & red cows 1581 .............$86.00
consignment of
1.........................................blk bull 2245 ...........$107.50
1 .........................................blk bul 2075 ...........$108.50
1.........................................blk bull 2410 ...........$105.00
1.........................................blk bull 2195 ...........$108.00
1.........................................blk bull 2235 ...........$104.50
1.........................................blk bull 2045 ...........$108.50
1.........................................blk bull 2260 ...........$104.00
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)
LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWAS February 27 • The Faith Independent • Page 15
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY
Dr. Jason M. Haf ner
Dr. David J. Prosser
OPTOMETRISTS
Faith Clinic
1ST–3RD WEDNESDAYS
OF THE MONTH
PH: 967-2644
1-800-648-0760
910 Harmon St
RYAN SEAGER
Cell: (605) 441-7465
Fax: (605) 859-2766
ryanseager@hotmail.com
PHILIP MOTOR,
INC.
Bus. (605) 859-2585 or 1-800-859-5557
101 W. Oak St., PO Box 816
Philip, SD 57567-0816
Chrysler • Dodge Ram • Ford-Lincoln
Faith Community
Health Service
HOURS Mon.–Fri.:
8 a.m.–12; 1 -5 p.m.
605/967-2644
After Hours
Verna Schad: 964-6114 or
605-365-6593 (cell)
Dusty’s Tire Service
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
tires on hand & can order in any
tire of your choice.
WEST RIVER CABLE
TELEVISION
Serving the town of
Faith, SD
1-888-411-5651
Bison, SD
H&H Repair–Jade Hlavka
3 mi. W & 3 mi. N of Howes, SD
Equip. Repair/Maintenance -
Hydraulics - A/C - Tires
Car & Light Truck Tires
Shop: 605-985-5007
Cell: 605-441-1168
Certified Diesel Tech
hhrepair@gwtc.net
Dr. Brandace Dietterle
DC Chiropractor
EVERY MONDAY
Located in
Imagine and More
Prairie Oasis Mall,
Faith, SD
PH: 415-5935
Ravellette Publ. Inc.
We offer a complete commercial
printing service ...
• Business Cards • Letterheads
• Envelopes • Brochures
• Office Forms • And More!
The Faith Independent
PH: (605) 967-2161 OR
FAX: 967-2160
e-mail: faithind@faithsd.com
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e-mail: faithind@faithsd.com
Faith Veterinary
Service
(605) 967-2212
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
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
Exit Realty, Rapid City
Bogue & Bogue
Law offices
Eric Bogue
Cheryl Laurenz Bogue
416 S Main St., Fai th, SD
967-2529 or 365-5171
Available for all
occasions
Birthdays
Graduations
Anniversary - Weddings
Call Diane Fees
605-748-2210 or 2244
J-1
Cakes
Hol l oway Storage
LLC
Fai th, SD
Unit sizes: 5x10, 8x20,
10x10, 10x15 & 10x20
Steel storage facility
Cal l 967-2030 or
Cel l 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
NOTICE OF
ADOPTION OF
ORDINANCE NO. 21
The Board of Meade County Com-
missioners on February 6, 2013 did
adopt Ordinance No. #21 – An Ordi-
nance Providing for Temporary Camp-
grounds.
This Ordinance incorporates and
adopts comprehensive regulations and
notice of adoption is published pursuant
to SDCL 7-18A-5.
/s/ Robert Heidgerken
Chairman Meade County
Board of Commissioners
Attest: /s/ Lisa Schieffer Meade County
Auditor
First reading: January 8, 2013
Second reading: February 6, 2013
Adopted: February , 2013
Published: February 20 & 27, 2013
Effective Date: March 19, 2013
Published February 20 & 27, 2013 at
the total approximate cost of $15.58
Meade County
Commissioner’s
Meeting
Pursuant to SDCL 7-8-16 - Notice is
hereby given that on March 6, 2013 at
10:00 AM, the Meade County Board of
Commissioners will hold a regular Com-
mission Meeting at the Faith City Hall
located at: 204 N. Main Street, Faith,
SD 57626
Dated at Sturgis, South Dakota this
13th day of February, 2013.
Jerry Derr - Commission Assistant
Published February 20 & 27, 2013 at
the total approximate cost of $7.79
NOTICE OF
HEARING UPON
APPLICATION FOR
SALE OF
ALCOHOLIC
BEVERAGES
Notice is hereby given that the Board
of Meade County Commissioners at the
City Hall located in Faith, SD, on March
6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. will consider a
transfer of a Retail (on-off sale) Malt Bev-
erage application as follows:
Becky Bruer/No Name City Camp-
ground – Lot GF-1R of Pleasant valley
Subdivision Section 25, Township 5
North, Range 5 East, BHM, Meade
County SD - to Farstveet Investments,
LLC.
Notice is further given that any per-
son, persons, or their attorney may ap-
pear at said scheduled public hearing
and present objections to any or all ap-
plicants, if any objections there be.
Dated at Sturgis, SD, this 11th day of
October 2013.
/s/ Lisa Schieffer,
Meade County Auditor
Published February 20 & 27, 2013 for a
total approximate cost of $16.88
SCHOOL LAND
LEASE AUCTION
A school land lease auction will be
held in Meade County Courthouse, in
Sturgis, SD on March 26, 2013 at 10:00
AM (MT).
A list of tracts available for lease can
be obtained at the Meade County Audi-
tor’s Office, by visiting sdpublic
lands.com, or by contacting Mike Cor-
nelison, Office of School & Public Lands,
500 E Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD
57501-5070 or phone (605)773-4172.
Disabled individuals needing assistance
should contact the Office of School and
Public Lands at least 48 hours in ad-
vance of the auction to make any neces-
sary arrangements.
Published February 27, March 6, 13, &
20, 2013 for a total approximate cost of
$26.99
NOTICE OF
MEETING OF LOCAL
REVIEW BOARD
SDCL 10-11-13
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
governing body, sitting as a Review
Board of the City of Faith Municipality,
Meade County, South Dakota, will meet
at the Council Room in the Faith Com-
munity Center at 7:00 P.M. in said taxing
jurisdiction on MONDAY, the 18th day of
March, 2013, (being the 3rd Monday in
March) for the purpose of reviewing and
correcting the assessment of said taxing
district for the year 2014.
All persons considering themselves
aggrieved by said assessment are re-
quired to submit written notice to the
clerk of the local board no later than
March 14, 2013.
Debbie Brown
Finance Officer
Faith, South Dakota
Published February 27 & March 6, 2013
for a total approximate cost of $16.88
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PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertised in this newspaper is sub-
ject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise
“any preference, or discrimination on race, color, religion, sex, or national ori-
gin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimina-
tion.”
This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which
is a violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings advertised
in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
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!
Northern Hills
Eye Care
Schedule for Faith Clinic
For Appointment call: 1-800-648-0760
1st & 3rd
Wednesdays
of each month
Dr. Prosser
MARCH 6, 2013
Dr. Hafner
MARCH 20, 2012
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
AUCTIONS
ESTATE ABSOLUTE REAL ES-
TATE AUCTION: 2005 tillable &
4669 pasture, contiguous, offered
in tracts, north of Faith SD, Hunt-
ing, March 25, www.PiroutekAuc-
tion.com, 605-544-3316.
EMPLOYMENT
Mobridge Police Department has
opening for a FT E1911. Applica-
tion may be requested or picked up
at Mobridge Police Department or
online at www.mobridgepolice.org.
Application Deadline is Friday
March 8th, 2013.
COORDINATOR P/T: Locate and
screen host families, provide sup-
port and activities for exchange
students. Make friends worldwide!
www.aspectfoundation.org.
JD PRORATE AND BOOKKEEPING
is looking for a CPA. We specialize
in transportation and oil field re-
lated services. Salary $65-4110k
DOQ. 605-553-2080 applicant@jd-
financials.com.
CENEX OF ELLENDALE, ND is
seeking a qualified CEO / General
Manager. This is an agronomy, en-
ergy, and auto parts operation with
sales of $20 Million. A strong back-
ground in finance, communication,
and personnel management is de-
sired. Ag Business degree and or
ag business management experi-
ence preferred Send, email, or fax
(888-653-5527) resume to: Larry
Fuller, 5213 Shoal Drive, Bismarck
ND 58503,
larry.fuller@chsinc.com.
CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL-
Custer Clinic and Custer Regional
Senior Care in beautiful Custer,
SD, have full time and PRN (as-
needed) RN, LPN and Licensed
Medical Assistant positions avail-
able. We offer competitive pay and
excellent benefits. New Graduates
welcome! Please contact Human
Resources at (605) 673-2229 ext.
110 for more information or log
onto www.regionalhealth.com to
apply.
OIL FIELD GENERAL LABORER
$15-$22 hourly. Double your cur-
rent paycheck! We will train you
and place you. sd@armcorp.biz
605/906-0544.
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST OPEN-
ING for Northwest Area Schools
Education Cooperative in NW
South Dakota. Competitive wage,
excellent benefits, vehicle provided.
Contact Cris Owens at 605-466-
2206 or
Christine.Owens@k12.sd.us.
WANTED: FULL TIME WAITRESS
for busy little cafe in Faith, SD, Ex-
perience preferred. Call Branding
Iron Inn 605-967-2662, ask for
Tim or Deb.
LOG HOMES
DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders rep-
resenting Golden Eagle Log Homes,
building in eastern, central, north-
western South & North Dakota.
Scott Connell, 605-530-2672,
Craig Connell, 605-264-5650,
www.goldeneagleloghomes.com.
NOTICES
ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS
statewide for only $150.00. Put the
South Dakota Statewide Classi-
fieds Network to work for you
today! (25 words for $150. Each
additional word $5.) Call this
newspaper or 800-658-3697 for
details.
OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
DRIVERS $1000 SIGN-ON BONUS.
New Pay Program! *Earn up to 50
CPM *Home Weekly *Excellent
miles, $50 tarp pay. Must be Cana-
dian eligible (888) 691-5705.
STEEL BUILDINGS
STEEL BUILDINGS. Huge winter
discounts for spring delivery.
50x80, 62x100, 68x120, 68x200,
100x200. Take advantage of tax
deductions. Limited Offer. Call
Jim 1-888-782-7040.
GIVEAWAY
PUPPIES: from good working
dogs. Mom is Korgie and Aus-
tralian Shepherd. Dad is Dingo.
Call 985-5309. F25-2tc
WANTED
WANTED: ranch or grass land to
lease by the month or year, by the
head. Call 316-734-3374.
F17-9tp
HELP WANTED
LYNN’S DAKOTAMART has
job openings for 1 stocker and 1
cashier. Some weekend and
evening availability is needed.
Will train motivated applicants.
Pick up applications at Lynn’s
Dakotamart, in Faith. F25-2tc
Grand Electric Cooperative, Inc.
is accepting resumes for an Ap-
prentice/Journeyman Electri-
cian/Serviceperson. Must be a
high school graduate or equiva-
lent and have one year of ad-
vanced electrical training or
electric vo-tech graduate or
equivalent. Work includes sales,
installation and repair of appli-
ances, heating/cooling and resi-
dential and farmstead wiring.
This is a full time position located
in Bison, SD, with good pay and
benefits: hospitalization, 401K
savings plan, retirement, life and
accident insurance, sick leave
and vacation. Working hours are
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mon-
day through Friday. Applicant
must be able to work overtime
hours when needed and be able to
do some heavy lifting of up to 100
pounds. Contact Steve Senn,
Asst. Operations Manager or
Colle Nash, Director of Opera-
tions at Grand Electric Coopera-
tive, Inc., P. O. Box 39, Bison, SD.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.
Deadline for submitting resumes
is March 11, 2013. F24-3tc
HELP WANTED:  Grand Elec-
tric Cooperative, Inc. has an
opening for a part-time Account-
ant position at their headquar-
ters office in Bison, SD. This
position has good potential to be-
come full-time. The successful
applicant must have a high
school diploma or equivalent. It
is preferable that the applicant
have a minimum of two years of
general office experience, includ-
ing but not limited to, payroll, ac-
counts payable and general
bookkeeping.  Job duties include
posting journal entries, verifying
and posting invoices, processing
checks, etc.  Interested individu-
als please send your resume to
Colgan Huber, Director of Fi-
nance, Grand Electric Coopera-
tive, P.O. Box 39, Bison, SD
57620.  Grand Electric is an
equal opportunity employer.
Deadline for submitting resumes
is March 8, 2013. F24-3tc
NOTICES
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
PRODUCE SALE
in the Faith mall
friday March 1, 10 AM-5 PM
Great Selection
Just a few items:
Seedless Red & Green
Grapes – $2.99 LB
Honeydew Melons – $2.99 ea
Peaches – $1.99 LB
… THE BETTER CHOICE
Prairie Oasis Mall – Faith, SD

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