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February 6, 2013
Each year, the month of Febru-
ary is filled with images celebrat-
ing Valentine’s Day. The
heart-focused theme doesn’t have
to end on the holiday, however.
February is designated “Ameri-
can Heart Month” by the Ameri-
can Heart Association and has
been for nearly 50 years. “A time
to battle cardiovascular disease
and educate Americans on what
we can do to live heart-healthy
lives,” heart disease is the leading
cause of death in the United
States, equal to 2,200 deaths per
day. Nicholas “dr. Nick” Yphanti-
des, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Editor
for TOPS Club Inc. (Take Off
Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit
weight-loss support organization,
offers the following recommenda-
tions to proactively promote a
healthier heart – and ultimately,
a better quality of life.
Signs of a Heart Attack
First, know the common signs
of a heart attack and what can be
done to prevent such medical
emergencies. If you think you or
someone you know is having a
heart attack, call 9-1-1 immedi-
ately. A quick response can save
your life or someone else’s and
prevent permanent damage to the
heart muscle. The various treat-
ments for heart attacks work best
if they are given within one hour
of when symptoms begin, or as
soon as possible.
Common symptoms of a
heart attack include:
• Unusually heavy pressure on
the chest that lasts more than a
few minutes, or goes away and
comes back
• Sharp upper-body pain in the
neck, back, and jaw
• Severe shortness of breath
• Cold sweats
• Unusual or unexplained
tiredness
• Unfamiliar dizziness or light-
headedness
• Unexplained nausea or vom-
iting
It is so important that it is
worth repeating – time is of the
essence. The sooner emergency
medical systems are activated
during a heart attack, the better
chances for health and survival.
VA Black Hills Health Care
System (BHHCS) invites the pub-
lic to participate in open-house
activities February 10-16, during
the observance of National Salute
to Hospitalized Veterans.
"The National Salute to Hospi-
talized Veterans gives everyone a
chance to let those who have
given our nation so much know
that they are not forgotten," said
VA BHHCS Voluntary Service
Coordinator Cheryl Rieniets.
"We've scheduled activities to
bring Veterans and visitors to-
gether throughout the week. We
welcome people of all ages to
bring Valentine cheer to our Vet-
erans. Contact Voluntary Serv-
ices if you are interested in
visiting.”
The annual VA National
Salute program began in 1978
and is traditionally held the week
of Valentine’s Day, kicking off
with VA’s popular Valentines for
Vets program. Individuals, Veter-
ans’ groups, military personnel,
civic organizations, businesses,
schools, local media, celebrities
and sports stars traditionally de-
liver valentines or visit the more
than 98,000 Veterans of the U.S.
armed services who are cared for
every day in VA medical facilities,
outpatient clinics, domiciliaries,
and community living centers.
Local Salute Week highlights
include the annual Four Chap-
lains Day memorial service at
Saint Francis of Assisi Church in
Sturgis on February 10; a social
and Bingo for Veterans on the
community living centers; a poker
night for Veterans in the domicil-
iary in Hot Springs on February
11; distribution of Valentines and
gifts to Veterans in the commu-
nity living centers; a trip to the
RUSH Hockey game on February
12; a visit from congressional
aides, who will be available to
visit with any Veterans in Fort
Meade on February 13 and Hot
Springs on February 14; a carni-
val for Veterans in Hot Springs
on February 16; and a pizza
party, game night and special
dinners throughout the week.
"VA volunteers are an integral
part of our health care team and
the National Salute program is a
great way for people to learn more
about helping the Veterans we
serve,” Rieniets said.
While the National Salute
kicks off in mid-February, Amer-
icans have the chance to show
their appreciation to Veterans all
year by volunteering their time or
donating to VA medical facilities
throughout the year. No medical
experience is necessary and vol-
unteers are encouraged to share
ideas on how they would like to
‘give back’ using their unique
skills. To find opportunities or for
more information on the week’s
events, call the Fort Meade VA
Medical Center Voluntary Serv-
ices at 605-347-7206 or the Hot
Springs VA Medical Center Vol-
untary Services at 605-745-2865.
Take every day to thank a Vet-
eran!
Katie Haines, senior at Faith
High School served as a page in
Pierre for Representative Larry
Rhoden. Katie is the daughter of
Wayne and Linda Haines.
Katie has been active in Oral
Interp and served as volleyball
manager. She plans to attend
SDSU for pre-vet and animal sci-
Katie Haines ... served as a Page for Representative Larry Rho-
den in Pierre. Pictured with Katie Haines and Rep. Rhoden is Kay
Marrs of Whitewood. Photo courtesy of SD Newspaper Assn.
Haines serves as Page
ence, then attend vet school.
Katie said, “I enjoyed meeting
people. I worked with a lot of
great people. I learned a lot about
our local government and how it
works.”
Katie said she hoped to gain a
better understanding of our gov-
ernment and meet new people.
VA BHHCS invites public to
‘Salute Hospitalized Veterans’
The Faith High School Senior Government Class … traveled to Pierre on Monday, February
4, 2013 to witness the South Dakota Legislature in action. The Senior Class met with Governor Daugaard,
Lt. Gov Michaels, and Representatives & Senators from Districts 28 & 29. The Seniors observed Senate
committee meetings and observed both the House and Senate Sessions. Accompanying them on the trip
was the Government teacher Mrs. Deanna Fischbach and Principal Kelly Daughters.
Photo courtesy of Deanna Fischbach
February is American
Heart Month
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Chester Shryock Stomprud,
beloved father, grandfather and
friend, transitioned to Heaven on
January 28, 2013, at the age of 98
years, 28 days.
Funeral services were Thurs-
day, January 31, 2013, at Sturgis
Wesleyan Church in Sturgis, SD,
with Pastor Sam Cowles officiat-
ing.  Interment followed at Bear
Butte Cemetery in Sturgis.
“Chet” was born January 1,
1915, the first born child of Ollie
and Winifred Stomprud.  He grew
to manhood on the Stomprud
Ranch northeast of Sulphur, SD,
and graduated from Newell High
School in 1933.  He married Rosa
Mae Gordon in Bison, SD, on July
4, 1939.  To this union were born
three children, Donald Stomprud
of Newell, SD, Oscar Stomprud
and his wife, Barbara, of Ed-
mond, OK, and Betty Zwetzig and
her husband, Dave, of Newell,
SD.  Chester and Rose made their
home on the original Stomprud
Ranch until 1961 when they pur-
chased the Iver Thinglestad
ranch in Cedar Canyon, west of
Maurine, where he lived until his
death. Rose passed away on Octo-
ber 20, 1992, and on November
27, 1993, he married Opal Nelson
of Kenmare, ND.
Chet was a lifelong rancher
with a deep love of God. He took
great pride in his ranch and car-
ing for his livestock. In 2012, he
was given a Pioneer Award, a dis-
tinct honor that was presented to
him at the 20th annual Black
Hills Stock Show Pioneer Award
ceremony.  As a young man, he
also enjoyed playing baseball and
in later years coached as well as
managed the High Plains Drifters
softball team. He was also a 4-H
club leader and a member of the
South Dakota Stock Growers As-
sociation. 
Chester was preceded in death
by his parents, Ollie and Winifred
Stomprud; his first wife, Rose; his
second wife, Opal; stepson, Rus-
sell Nelson; and his sister, Elanor
Pearson. 
He is survived by his brother,
Calvin Stomprud; his three chil-
dren; three stepchildren, Lowell
(LaVonne) Nelson of Fullerton,
CA, Llauren (Jean) Nelson of St.
Cloud, MN, and Linda (David)
Fimrite of St. Cloud, MN; one
stepdaughter-in-law, Myrna Nel-
son of Kenmare, ND; ten grand-
children; 28 great-grandchildren;
six great-great-grandchildren;
and a host of friends and neigh-
bors.
Condolences may be sent to the
family at
www.kinkadefunerals.com
Chester Stomprud
Buster Maynard left Williston,
ND, headed for a new adventure
Sunday morning Jan. 27, 2013,
while cleaning his pickup to come
home and then to the Black Hills
Stock Show and Rodeo. He was
living his dream working in the
oilfields with Jeff and Tami
Berger.
A gathering of friends was hel
Sunday, Feb. 3, in the Rushmore
Room at the Ramkota in Rapid
City. A gathering of friends will
also be held Feb. 4, in Williston.
Buster was born to Claude
Lawrence and Valera (Keegan)
Maynard on Aug. 4, 1945, in
Dupree, SD. Buster left high
school to ride some broncs while
working for the Merrill Ranch,
the Lyle Nelson Rodeo Company
and for Don and Sandy Buffing-
ton, putting on rodeos all over the
country. He also worked on trac-
tors for Duprel Implement in
Sturgis. In 1972, after the Rapid
City flood, Buster worked for
Brezina Construction and then
D&W Steel. Rob Weston and
Buster built pole barns and set
the water towers around the
Faith, SD, area for a couple of
years. Doug Kemp kept Buster
busy rebuilding sawmills and
working with his sons, Bret and
Bart. They rebuilt the Big Horn
Lumber Sawmill in 1992 in
Laramie, WY. Buster drove truck
with John Slagle and Bill Comer,
and then venturing into Buster
Maynard Trucking for 20 years.
In 2010, Buster went to Williston
to work for Pro Frac Heating &
Trucking with Jeff and Tami
Berger. He was fortunate again to
team up with his boys, notori-
ously known as the "M Squad."
Buster loved to start each morn-
ing calling his sons and asking,
"My sons, are you getting up?"
Being a great hunter, Buster,
Ralph and Kelsi Maynard, and
his boys have had some great elk
hunts and stories. Hunters in-
cluded Charlie Steen, Tuffy
Simon, Kevin VanOsdel, and the
California boys Lee Hatch, Rick
Gieger, Gary Hartvickson, Vern
Silva and many others. Helene
Steen gave Buster Gene's rifle
and he was honored. Buster was
very active in the community be-
longing to the Black Hills Chap-
ter of the Rocky Mountain Elk
Foundation, Mule Deer Founda-
tion, and his great joy of being on
the Range Days Rodeo Commit-
tee. Heated arguments involving
committee shirts with snaps or
buttons was an annual event. For
the past 25 years Buster and
NanCee have gone to Las Vegas
to the National Finals Rodeo with
Ralph, Kathy and Kelsi Maynard.
Many wonderful memories and
stories were brought home each
year.
Buster was always one to lend
a hand, give a dollar and make
time for others. His coffee breaks
at Crows Truck Stop/Flying J
were a highlight with his many
friends. Good times were had
with neighbors Rick and Sandy
Clary and their girls. Many hours
were spent visiting on their decks
letting the "honey-do" lists slide
stating, "I'm on it, but not today."
It was always a joy for Rick and
Sandy to see Buster and NanCee
cruising over in the golf cart.
Buster's fighting for NanCee's at-
tention with the Wonder Dogs
"Syd" and "Max."
Buster was a family and
friends man, loving them deeply,
yelling, calling them and being
there any and every time they
might need something. No one
went hungry or homeless if
Buster was there.
He fulfilled a goal when he be-
came a Mason along with his
friends, Smitty and Chuck
Jasper. Buster joined the
Shriners and was in the Naja
Cowboy unit. He loved being an
Outrider in parades and was so
proud when Boyce Gilles let him
handle the team.
While his boys were in school
he never missed a game, even
quitting a job so he could make a
football game. His wonderful
grandchildren and favorite
nieces, Kelsi Maynard and Kaci
Steen, were more highlights of his
life.
Buster married his sweetheart
NanCee Steen on Oct. 21, 1972.
They had two sons, Bret and
Bart. Many memories have been
made during their dating years
and the 40 years they were mar-
ried and every one will be cher-
ished.
Buster is survived by "his
love," NanCee of Box Elder; son,
Bret and his wife, Shelly and
their children, Mariah, Breshelle,
Travis, Cooper and Dakota; son,
Bart and his girlfriend, Cori and
her daughters, Lydia and
Melissa; brothers, Larry, Ronnie
and John; brothers-in-law, Char-
lie and Robert; sisters-in-law,
Peggy and Shirley; as well as nu-
merous aunts, uncles, cousins,
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Lawrence and
Valera; brother, Dick, who was
killed in Vietman; sister, Denise;
father-in-law, Charles Steen; and
his favorite mother-in-law, Verna
Steen.
A memorial has been estab-
lished.
Buster Maynard
Sr. Citizens Menu Sr. Citizens Menu
Wed., Feb. 6: Chili, Tossed
Salad w/Tomatoes, Cooked Ap-
ples
Thur., Feb. 7: Pork Roast,
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy,
Cooked Cabbage, Cranberry Or-
ange Bars, Apricots
Fri., Feb. 8: Meatloaf, Oven
Browned Potatoes, Peas, Orange
Juice, Jello w/Peaches
Mon., Feb. 11: BBQ Chicken
Legs, Baked Potato, Mixed Veg-
etables, Pears
Tue., Feb. 12: Birthday Din-
ner-Pork Chops w/Celery Sauce,
Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean
Casserole, Peaches, Cake
Wed., Feb. 13: Ash Wednes-
day-Cream of Potato Soup, Egg
Salad Sandwich, Sliced Toma-
toes, Orange Jello w/Mandarin
Oranges
Thur., Feb. 14: Valentine’s
Day-Roast Turkey, Mashed Pota-
toes & Gravy, Broccoli, Cranberry
Sauce, Tropical Fruit
Fri., Feb. 15: Baked Fish,
Parsley Potatoes, Glazed Carrots,
Pudding w/Fruit
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Vilas has special discounts now through Valentine’s Day on
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We also have Valentine balloons, gift baskets & more!
Stop in Monday, Feb. 11th, 4:30-6:30 PM
for our Wine Tasting
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Prairie Oasis Mall, Main St,, Fai th, SD-PH: 967-2123
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Reserve Banks.
Although Feb. 2 may be known
to most as Groundhog Day and
Punxsutawney Phil tends to hog
most of the attention, the Great
Plains Zoo’s African Pygmy
Hedgehogs want the public to
know that it’s also Hedgehog
Day.  
Groundhog Day can trace its
beginnings back thousands of
years to ancient Rome, where, ac-
cording to legend, Romans used
the hedgehog as the original prog-
nosticator of weather conditions.
Eventually, the tradition made its
way to America, but, because
hedgehogs are not native to North
America, the settlers substituted
groundhogs for hedgehogs.
The Great Plains Zoo is home
to eight hedgehogs, including
seven animal ambassadors in the
Zoo’s Education Department, and
“Reggie,” the Zoo’s resident mete-
orologist. Even though he’s a cou-
ple of days early, “Reggie,” 3, has
already predicted the start of
spring. Earlier today, “Reggie”
stepped outside of the Giraffe
Building, sniffed the wind, looked
around and declared that spring
is on its way. He then whispered
to Zookeepers that he thinks
spring will begin around March
20.
"‘Reggie’ has a pretty good
track record of forecasting when
spring will begin,” said Elizabeth
A. Whealy, President and CEO of
the Great Plains Zoo.
When he’s not busy predicting
the weather, “Reggie” can be seen
in his exhibit at the Zoo’s Giraffe
Building.
The Great Plains Zoo and Del-
bridge Museum of Natural His-
tory in Sioux Falls is open daily
during the winter from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m., with the last admission at
4 p.m. Visit the Zoo online at
www.greatzoo.org or call 605-367-
7003 for more information about
the Zoo and Delbridge Museum of
Natural History.
Great Plains Zoo’s hedgehog
predicts start of spring
In December of 2011, the De-
partment of Veterans Affairs (VA)
announced its intention to recon-
figure the VA Black Hills Health
Care System services located in
Hot Springs, Fort Meade, and
Rapid City. The proposal sparked
great concern throughout Hot
Springs and the surrounding
communities about how the VA
changes would affect the quality
and availability of health care for
thousands of area veterans who
rely on these facilities. These vet-
erans, many of whom already face
financial and transportation-re-
lated challenges, would be forced
to travel an additional 1.5 hours
for care at a VA hospital. In Pine
Ridge for example, veterans
worry that without access to the
Hot Springs VA they will have to
rely on the already overburdened
Indian Health Service or face sig-
nificant travel burdens to try to
meet their health care needs.
I understand the obstacles that
closing this facility pose to provid-
ing our veterans with the highest
quality health care, and since the
proposal was announced I have
remained adamant that the
voices of our veterans and the Hot
Springs community must be a
part of any changes.
After months of requests,
phone calls, and letters, I, along
with Senator Johnson, Represen-
tative Noem, Governor Daugaard,
and representatives from Save
the VA committee, met with VA
Secretary Eric Shinseki on Janu-
ary 28, 2013. The meeting, origi-
nally scheduled for 45 minutes,
lasted about an hour and a half,
giving the Save the VA represen-
tatives the opportunity to thor-
oughly present their case to the
Secretary.
Their presentation was well-
delivered and their passion for
helping veterans and their com-
munity was clear. In fact, Senator
Johanns of Nebraska, who was
also in attendance, noted how
strongly the community of Hot
Springs supports the VA hospi-
tal. The Save the VA representa-
tives asked the Secretary to con-
sider the points they raised, and
while they asked that he with-
draw the original proposal, they
made it clear that they are willing
to negotiate with the Secretary on
their counterproposal.
I appreciate Secretary Shin-
seki taking the time to attend this
meeting and the attention he
gave to the presentation. While
the timeline for a decision re-
mains unclear, I remain commit-
ted to ensuring that the VA will
continue to meet the important
health care needs of area veter-
ans. 
Secretary Shinseki should work with Hot Springs
community to continue care By Senator John Thune
The South Dakota Lottery
is urging players to not be taken
in by a scam that promises them
a cash prize in return for personal
information.
Lottery officials were notified
by a player that they had received
an e-mail from an individual
claiming to be with the "Power-
ball Company" and advising them
to provide personal information
including Facebook and e-mail ac-
count passwords to receive their
$50,000 prize. The individual con-
tacted was also told that a claim
fee had to be paid before the
money could be collected. Lottery
executive director Norm Lingle
reminds the public that his
agency does not make such de-
mands.
"The Lottery doesn't ask a win-
ner to pay money upfront to claim
a prize nor do we request per-
sonal information such as pass-
words to your social media and
e-mail accounts," Lingle said. "If
you receive an e-mail or Facebook
message that is making such re-
quests, it's a scam and should be
deleted immediately."
Lottery prizes of $101 or more
must be claimed at a Lottery of-
fice in Pierre, Rapid City or Sioux
Falls using an official prize claim
form. For more information on
avoiding lottery scams,
visit  http://lottery.sd.gov/respon-
sibly/scams/ 
Lottery urges players to
beware of Powerball scam
Page 4• February 6, 2013 • The Faith Independent
Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden
The children of
Junior and Carol Olson
are requesting a card shower
for their
50th Anniversary
February 9
Cards may be sent to:
16822 US Hwy 212,
Faith, SD 57626
After some snowfall and cold
temperatures, the weekend
warmed up quite nicely in Cen-
tral Meade County. February
brought with it temperatures in
the 40s and up to 51 degrees on
Sunday.
The rural boys junior high bas-
ketball team won their game
against Philip last Tuesday night.
Those in attendance were treated
to a performance by the 16 Tum-
bling Tornados. The girls did a
great job and learned about a ten
minute routine in a fairly short
amount of time. Gymnastics
skills, cheerleading lifts, bar
skills, dives and many others
were a part of the entertainment.
Thanks to Rocking Tree floral,
each girl was presented with a
beautiful red rose after their per-
formnace. Several parents helped
with braiding hair and adding a
touch of makeup. The girls looked
great to match their performance.
There was a potluck dinner
after church services at the Com-
munity Baptist Church on Sun-
day.
The Faith senior class took
their annual trip to visit the Capi-
tol in Pierre on Monday. They sat
in on Senator Larry Rhoden's
State Affairs Committee while
others went to Senator Ryan
Maher's Commerce Committee.
They both chair their respective
committees. They met briefly
with the Governor for photos and
then met with Lt. Governor Matt
Michaels in a meeting room.
Feeding the ducks was a high-
light and they also sat in on the
full House and Senate floor after-
noon sessions.
This week is when some of the
more important bills, such as the
gun bills, shared parenting, etc.
will be heard in committee during
the legislative session in Pierre.
One can go online and listen to
committee hearings as well as
floor debates by going to the site:
http://legis.state.sd.us/.
The "IN TOUCH" school
newsletter comes out via email
rather than on paper now. It has
many interesting updates, sto-
ries, events, and calendar of
events that pertain to the Meade
46-1 School District. One can sub-
cribe to receive it by sending an
email message to
Listserv@k12.sd.us and leave the
subject blank. In the body just
type: subscribe MeadeInTouch-
Newsletter. This is great for
grandparents and others who are
interested in school happenings.
It is written by Kris Hubbard.
This is the time frame when
one may submit nominations for
Teacher of the Year and Em-
ployee of the Year.
There will be a Dist. 29 legisla-
tive cracker barrel on Sunday,
Feb. 10 at 1:30 in the fellowship
room of the Community Baptist
Church in Union Center, spon-
sored by Western Dakota Fami-
lies and Farm Bureau.
Faye Fees was in Faith on
Monday for shopping and visited
with friend Gladys Peterson.
Monday, Spud and Bernice
Lemmel kept an eye appointment
in the Hills, then Tuesday, being
Bernice's birthday, they went to
Rapid City for the Stock Show
and to meet up with family and
all went out for supper.  Spud and
Bernice stayed overnight coming
home Wednesday morning.
Happy belated birthday wishes,
neighbor.
Rod, Tracy and Justin Ingalls
went into Sturgis on Monday for
the funeral for Josi Huckins, then
on to Rapid City for shopping.
Carmen Heidler went into
Faith on Monday to stay with the
granddaughters while Chip and
Mindy went to Rapid City for
some surgery on the thumb he
had cut the tendon on a week and
half ago.
Glenn, Margaret and Dan Fo-
gelman went into Faith on Tues-
day for a clinic appointment and
Dan got feed for his horses.
OJ Heidler went to Rapid City
on Tuesday to participate in the
Ranch Rodeo.  They missed Chip
not being able to join the team
this year due to his injury.
Nathan Ingalls and I went to
Rapid City Thursday forenoon for
appointments and shopping.  Rod,
Justin and Howard went to Stur-
gis that day to attend the funeral
services for Chester Stomprud.
Our condolences go out to Chet's
children and brother Calvin.
Chet was 98 years old and ready
to join his other family members
with his Lord and Savior but will
be missed here. Many, many
memories of Chet will live on for-
ever. 
Sam and Cheryl Cowles went
to Spearfish Wednesday after-
noon to stay overnight so Cheryl
could keep a medical appoint-
ment early Thursday forenoon.
They then attended the funeral
for Chet in the afternoon.
Dan Fogelman went to Rapid
City on Wednesday to take in the
Stock Show rodeo then Saturday
he went back to take in more of
the show.
John and Carmen Heidler
went to Rapid City on Thursday
forenoon, then back to Sturgis for
the funeral services.
Dwayne and Zona Vig also
were in Sturgis for the funeral,
then on to Rapid City to visit
friend Lila Taton who was in the
hospital there.
Rod and Tracy Ingalls went to
Rapid City on Friday for appoint-
ments and to go through the
Stock Show booths. Justin Ingalls
left early that morning to drive to
Newell to pick up his cousin Eric
Richardson and they went to
Gillette to join Eric's dad Mike
Richardson for a trip to Colorado
to visit Mike's nephew and the
boys’ cousin Jeremy Richardson
and family. They took in a Denver
Nuggets basketball game and
stayed to watch the Super Bowl
with him.
John and Carmen Heidler
went into Faith on Friday to help
Dorothy Heidler some and visited
with Chip and Mindy and girls
before coming home.
Saturday, Dwayne and Zona
Vig attended a breakfast meeting
in Sturgis at the Church of Christ
and met up with Paul and
Cheyenne Winkler who were on
their way to the Stock Show.
Dwayne and Zona came home by
Newell and stopped to visit Lila
Taton and her sister, Florence,
and Lila's daughter Callie Capp
and sons.
Sunday afternoon after serv-
ices and potluck dinner at the
Faith Church of Christ, a triple
baby shower was hosted by Gloria
Hawks and Melissa Vig for little
Eli Skogen, son of Cody and
Mandi Skogen, for Brixie Vig,
daughter of JT and Kelsey Vig,
and another little boy, Lance Big
Eagle. Eli's grandma from Texas
was able to be there as well as
both sets of Brixie's grandpar-
ents.  Glenn and Margaret Fogel-
man also stayed for the affair, as
well as many others.
We have really enjoyed our
warmer temperatures here. High
yesterday was 51 with a breeze so
was able to cut some of the yard
ice.  Looks like another full week
of warmer temperatures ahead.
Guess the groundhog in Pennsyl-
vania didn't see his shadow so an
early spring is suppose to be the
prediction, if you want to rely on
a groundhog across the nation
from you giving you a weather
forecast. We can listen to both
Sioux Falls and Rapid City and
then sort of try and figure out
what we may have for weather.
Well, enjoy the nice days as we
have all February and March to
still have a good dose of winter if
it so chooses.
Opal Area News
By Kay Ingalls
The other day my thoughts
went back to 1934. It was a very
dry year and there was no hay for
the livestock.
J.P. Jensen, Leroy Crane and
my dad, Oscar Lund leased some
hay ground east of the river by a
little town called Beebe.
Carl Hansen was hired to
truck three teams of horses and
some haying equipment to Beebe.
Edwin Jensen, Leroy Crane
and myself went there to put up
the hay. We cut the hay with five
ft. cut mowers and ten ft. hay
rakes to bunch it. We hired a fel-
low by the name of Jarvis to put
it in little square bales. We loaded
them by hand onto a wagon and
put them on a railroad car at
Beebe to be shipped to Faith.
The final step was hauling
them to the ranch with a team
and wagon.
Gene Lund
Memories of the Past
February 6, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 5
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By Vicky Waterland
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News
By Loretta Passolt
When we reminisce about the
weather from by-gone years we
don’t tell a lot of stories where it
was like this. This past week has
had March in February and some
frigid January in between.
Sunday, Jim and Vonnie O'Dea
headed to Rapid City to the
SDHS 20X Extreme Rodeo where
their grandson Michael Deichert
participated in team roping. They
met Susan, Mary, Rachel, Amy,
and Aunt Holly and Paige
Phillips.  Later they all enjoyed
supper together before heading
home.
Monday, O'Deas went to Philip
to attend the funeral of Jim He-
witt. They had worked for the He-
witt Ranch 5 plus years in the
1960s.Then Tuesday, back to the
funeral of Marie Hansen. They
visited many old friends in the 2
days in Philip. Marie's daughter
had taught Vonnie in the 4 & 6th
grades, and another daughter
graduated with Vonnie and
LaVonne from Philip High
School.
Thursday saw Vonnie O'Dea in
Sturgis reporting for jury duty.
Later, Jim and Vonnie met in
Rapid and went to the rodeo and
later met siblings, LeRoy and
Twila Dean, Betty and Jim
Smith, and Terry Buchert for a
late supper. The O'Deas spent the
night with daughter Holly
Phillips returning home Friday
morning for chores.
Kevin Jensen was kind enough
to email me about members of
Mother’s club as was Betty
Lehman. Karen Sletten wrote me
a note and copied the words from
the Faith Country book.
Beth Klink Yuill wrote to me
saying." In all of the recollections
about Marcus that have been
shared ... no one has mentioned
one REALLY BIG one. 
That was the M & M Tent
show.  For a community whose
recreation included visiting, going
to ball games, listening to the At-
water Kent radio, playing Norwe-
gian Whist, and a once a summer
overnite trip to the river fishing ...
the coming of the tent show was
really, really big. I can’t remem-
ber just where the tent (it looked
HUGE) was set up ... but seems
like it was between the school
house and the post office. Any-
how, never mind wobbly old
wooden chairs set on the ground
... more folks always attended
than they had chairs set up. Folks
for miles around “did the chores
early” and got their families to
Marcus enjoying some good visit-
ing till show time. No off Broad-
way show has ever been received
with more acclaim than those
presentations. They even had
drawings for prizes (if you had
the lucky ticket stub). Once, the
prize was a DIAMOND RING ... I
happened to know the person who
held that lucky ticket ... it wasn’t
long till the diamond was dull and
the ring part turned their finger
green, but who cared ... IT CAME
FROM THE M & M TENT
SHOW ... the highlight of the
summer during those “dry, nasty,
dirty thirty summers”.
Tucker, Bev and Tina Hudson
went to Rapid City on Thursday
and took in the stock show and
rodeo.
Harold and I attended the
Black Hills Stock Show rodeo Fri-
day night along with Lacey and
Quirt Wondercheck. Saturday
morning, Harold and I attended
the Pioneer or Old Timers Break-
fast where Harold Delbridge was
an honoree. Harold’s wife Karen
was there, and walking! So happy
for both of them. Congratulations
Harold!
Tucker and Bev Hudson at-
tended their niece Bobbi's wed-
ding at Rimrock Church near
Rapid City on Saturday evening.
Bobbi is the daughter of Larry
and Billy Burditt of Sturgis.
Bub, D’Anne and Troy Thomp-
son were in Rapid City Saturday
for the rodeo.
There was a nice turnout at
the Marcus Church on Sunday.
We are glad to hear Pastor Con-
nie's husband Jim is home on IV's
for 8 weeks for Staph infection.
Then they will go back in and put
a new knee in that they removed.
Last Tuesday was a beautiful
day. It started snowing around 5
that evening and got heavier as
the night went on, but it didn’t
amount to anything. We had
some really cold temperatures
last Wednesday and Thursday.
Wednesday morning was a very
cold day with plenty of wind.
Thursday morning we had a -12º
at 7:30 with a wind chill of a
minus 41º!! It reached a high of
4º. Friday morning the tempera-
ture was around 10º at 7:30 and
didn’t get a whole lot warmer.
Temperatures rose on Saturday
and stayed on the warmer side
through the weekend and into
this week. I think spring has ar-
rived already. Saturday was
Groundhog Day and Punxse-
tawney Phil didn’t see his shadow
so, supposedly, we should have an
early spring.
Cole Elshere had the high
score of 81 in the Saddle Bronc
Futurity at the Black Hills Stock
Show last week. He also scored
an 81 in the rodeo on Friday
night. Good going Cole!
Dave and Eldora Fischbach
spent most of the last week or so
at their house in Rapid City. Dave
was home a few days but went
back to spend a few more days.
According to Jim Thompson on
his radio program, our friend
Carv Thompson had 6 bypasses
done in the last few days. Dave
and Eldora had an email from
Marg and said he is doing good.
The Super Bowl didn’t
turn out the way I was hoping,
but it sure was a good game! The
49ers were down 28-6 at the half
and came back in the third quar-
ter to within 5 points but fell
short at the end to lose by 3
points, 34-31. It was exciting up
to the last two minutes when they
were unable to score on their last
possession, and the Ravens took
over to end the game. I can’t
imagine being the parents of the
two rival coaches. How do you
support both of them? You’d want
them both to win, but there had
to be a loser. Too bad it was Jim
Harbaugh’s team, the 49ers!
I was a little disappointed in
the commercials. I didn’t think
there were many good ones. The
one that really impressed me was
the one by Dodge Ram-God made
a farmer. It was a narrative of a
farmer rising before the sun,
working all day feeding livestock,
milking cows, planting, etc. It was
so true and made one think about
the life of farmers and ranchers,
and how important they are to
our way of life.
Congratulations to the Lady
Longhorns on their victory over
Philip last Thursday. The Ladies
will be playing in the WR Tourna-
ment this week. Round one and
two are in Newell Thursday and
Friday, and the finals will be in
Rapid City on Saturday. Good
luck Ladies! They will be playing
at McIntosh next Tuesday night.
The Longhorns couldn’t get by
the Dupree Tigers in the Little
Moreau Conference champion-
ship game on Saturday. Dupree
has a tough team again this year.
The Longhorns will be hosting
Tiospaye Topa this Thursday
night.
The jr. high boys will be play-
ing in the Knights of Columbus
Tournament in Dupree this Sat-
urday. They will be playing at
Eagle Butte next Tuesday, 12th.
The South Dakota Game Fish
and Parks Commission is propos-
ing two changes to Special Buck
Deer Licenses for 2013.
The proposed changes would
allow resident hunters to hold ei-
ther West River Special Buck or
East River Special Buck tags for
any one year, but not both.
Special Buck License alloca-
tions would also be based on 4
percent of the previous year’s al-
location of Resident Deer Li-
censes that included an “any
deer” tag for both East River and
West River seasons. For 2013,
that would be a proposed 461 res-
ident and 461 nonresident West
River Special Buck Licenses and
687 resident East River Special
Buck Licenses.
To view the full proposal, visit:
http://www.gfp.sd.gov/agency/com
mission/proposals.aspx
To comment on the commis-
sion proposal, email
wildinfo@state.sd.us . Please in-
clude your full name and city of
residence. Written comments can
be sent to the Department of
Game, Fish and Parks, 523 E.
Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501.
The commission will finalize the
proposal at a March 7-8 meeting
in the Fort Pierre AmericInn.
GFP Commission proposes Special Buck tag changes
Page 6• February 6, 2013 • The Faith Independent
By Loretta Passolt
and Nancy Haigh
As long was there’s horses and
bulls to ride, calves to rope and
steers to wrestle, there will be
cowboys to ride, rope and wrangle.
Grow up in South Dakota and
you will be exposed to rodeo at a
very early age. And soon after the
sons and daughters start heading
that direction.
Two fellas from western South
Dakota took to the rodeo trail at
an early age. Tom Miller, Faith,
and Ken Lensegrav, formerly of
Meadow and now of Interior, got
the “urge” and both did very well
all the way through the Profes-
sional Rodeo Cowboy Association
rodeos.
Tom grew up on the Miller
Ranch near Avance. Tom attended
graduated from Sturgis High
School in 1967. Ken grew up near
Meadow and graduated from Lem-
mon High School in 1985. Both
born and bred ranch boys.
Tom got interested in rodeoing
when he was about seven years
old and Ken figures he was right
about that age, too. For Tom at
that time it was roping, as his dad
roped calves in the Rodeo Cowboys
Association.
Both started out in 4-H rodeos
and they give credit to those who
helped them get started. Ken is
quick to give credit to his dad,
Dave Lensegrav, for helping him
get a start. Dave did his fair share
of riding in the roughstock events
when he was in high school and
then amateur rodeos. Ken also
gives credit to Pat Linger, Miles
Miller and Lensegrav encourage rodeo youth
City, Mont., for helping him to be
the best he could.. There have
been many people who influenced
Tom over the years. In his earlier
years it was Bud Day and Pete
Longbrake. Ralph Maynard, John
McBeth and Richard Bahm were
big influences on him when he
started competing in the PRCA.
Ken noted that as long as you
were riding, you were learning.
He traveled the circuit with the
Garrett brothers, Marvin and
Mark, along with Wayne Her-
man. They all shared advice on
how to get the best ride possible.
Both men continue that tradi-
tion of helping area youth. Tom
has held saddle bronc schools at
Johnny Holloways at Eagle
Butte, also Korkow Rodeo School
at Canning, and in Gillette, Wyo.,
for over 30 years to help the
younger riders learn the tech-
niques of riding. He still will help
young bronc riders if they need
help with their saddles or when
they get on practice horses.
Ken said he enjoys helping the
kids, teaching them what he
knows along with passing on a
great tradition. He said he’s al-
ways available to help if asked.
The best advice Tom and Ken
offer for young 4-H or high school
contestants is to like what you do
and have fun doing it. “You need
to stay aggressive and keep a pos-
itive attitude,” said Tom. Ken
agreed that the positive attitude
is a key element. He said you
focus on being positive and hav-
ing the best ride each and every
time. Tom advises them to attend
a school and learn the basics.
Ken urged them to make sure
they have a good mentor and
teacher. If they don’t have a par-
ent to help them, like he did, they
can find help. “The kids in South
Dakota are lucky,” he said.
“There are so many that have
rodeoed, there is a lot of help out
there.”
When Tom got into 4-H he
competed in breakaway, bareback
and steer wrestling. By the time
he was in high school he added
calf roping, team roping and sad-
dlebronc to his events, and com-
peted in the South Dakota High
School Rodeo Association. In the
National Intercollegiate Rodeo
Association he competed in every
event which included bareback,
calf roping, steer wrestling, team
roping, saddlebronc, and bull rid-
ing.
After college, Tom really got in-
volved in rodeo, competing in
South Dakota Rodeo Association,
Northwest Ranch Cowboys Asso-
ciation and PRCA. In 1969, he
won the saddlebronc and all
around titles in the SDRA and
NRCA. He also won all around in
the National Intercollegiate
Rodeo Association in 1970 and
1971.
Tom joined the PRCA in 1969
and remains a member today.
Tom competed in the PRCA until
1983, and qualified for the Na-
tional Finals Rodeo six times
from 1975-1981. He missed qual-
ifying in 1978. In three of those
appearances he won the average
in saddlebronc, in 1975, 1979 and
1981. The biggest disappointment
in his career was missing the
world title by $5.28 in 1979. Tom
put on thousands of miles those
years, competing in about every
rodeo there was to win the money,
including the Black Hills Stock
Show Rodeo.
Ken’s rodeo career was similar
to Tom’s. Ken started out with 4-
H and high school. He won a
rodeo scholarship to Montana
State University in Bozeman. He
won the national collegiate bare-
back rodeo titles in 1988 and 1989
and was the all around champion
in 1988 and reserve all around in
1989.. He also rode saddle broncs
while in high school and college.
His first year in the PRCA, in
1987, he was named as rookie of
the year. He qualified for the
NFR every year between 1988
and 1997. He was runner-up in
the world for bareback in 1996.
He also won titles in the Bad-
lands Circuit and Dodge National
Circuit.
Rodeo is much different today
than it was when they were on
the circuit. The prize money has
increased immensely. When Tom
won the average at the NFR, the
most he ever won was $18,000. In
1975, the first year he went to the
NFR, he won one round, placed in
six others and won the average;
he came out of there with about
$5,600! That’s nothing compared
to what they walk out with today.
Ken noted when he first quali-
fied for the NFR it had been in
Las Vegas for about three years.
After the move to Las Vegas the
earnings increased and continue
to increase. Also the other rodeos
have increased their payouts.
There is a definite plus in
rodeo today with the chance to
win more money. Cowboys today
are able to get sponsors to help
support their rodeo fever. Tom
and Ken agreed that the livestock
is getting better, therefore there
is more opportunity to draw a
good horse and win some of the
big money. It costs cowboys much
more money to travel now to
these rodeos than when they were
riding. The money may sound
good but the expenses are much
higher.
Ken said he participated at the
Black Hills Stock Show’s rodeo
pretty much every year. “It was
the last place I got on one,” he
said. That was back in the early
to mid 2000s. “I was fortunate to
rodeo for 15 years,” he said. He
counts himself lucky that he quit
because he felt it was time, not
because of injury.
Ken gives a lot of credit to the
Justin Sportsmedicine Team for
keeping him healthy. Dr. J. Pat
Evans and Dr. Tandy Freeman he
said took good care of all the
rodeo contestants, not only in
treating injuries, but in teaching
them how to prevent injuries.
Rodeo has always been part of
Tom’s life. After his retirement
Continued on next page
Making it look easy … Ken Lensegrav, Interior, takes a ride at
a rodeo in Pendleton, Oregon. Courtesy photo
February 6, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 7
from riding, he still goes to the
PRCA rodeos and serves as a
judge. He has also been a judge
for the saddlebronc at the NFR
several times. The saddlebronc
riders selected him to judge the
NFR in 1985, 2010 and 2011.
Tom has achieved much in his
lifetime, along with all the titles
he won, Tom was inducted into
the Casey Tibbs Hall of Fame in
October 1994.
Tom and Ken remain involved
with rodeo today judging. Tom
does some PRCA rodeos while
Ken does 4-H, SDRA, and rough-
stock series events.
Miller/Lesegrav - continued from previous page
Tom also keeps busy on the
ranch at Red Owl, where they run
a Black Angus cow/calf operation
and also raise quarter horses.
Tom met his wife Vivian at a
rodeo in Ft. Worth, Texas and
they were married in February
1978. In 1987, Tom and Vivian
moved to the Miller Ranch at Red
Owl with their two sons, Jeff and
Ryan.
Ken and his wife, Kim, and
daughters, Katie and Kelsey,
ranch between Kyle and Interior.
Ken is also a director for the
South Dakota High School Rodeo
Association.
Ken said, “I’m very thankful I
was given the chance to grow up
in western South Dakota and had
the opportunity to do what I’ve
done.” He said the good thing
about traveling across the nation
is that he realized how good west-
ern South Dakota really is and
the getting to come back home to
it.
Ken and Tom have seen the
sport of rodeo evolve into what it
is today, and they are prepared
through their experience to help
today’s contestants make their
dreams come true.
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A series of forums which began
in mid-January across the state
hosted by the South Dakota De-
partment of Agriculture (SDDA)
and SDSU Extension will con-
tinue thru March 21. The remain-
ing 18 sessions will be held at
area livestock markets statewide
to discuss South Dakota's vision
for livestock production.
"Agriculture is South Dakota's
No. 1 industry, with the total eco-
nomic impact of the ag sector of
$21 Billion in 2010. Livestock is a
major contributor to the agricul-
tural economy with the total
value of livestock alone being $3
billion. Revenue generated from
livestock and jobs that are cre-
ated in processing and manufac-
turing of the livestock industry
impact the overall infrastructure
and the economic health of the
state," said B. Lynn Gordon,
Cow/Calf Extension Field Special-
ist.
Gordon adds that South
Dakota is fortunate to have ac-
cess to the resources needed for
livestock production, such as ac-
cess to land, water and feed re-
sources as well as progressive,
entrepreneurial people interested
in raising and developing live-
stock.
"By combining these resources
along with relevant research from
the land grant University of
SDSU, South Dakota has the
ability to produce food for de-
mands of the domestic and inter-
national markets," Gordon said.
Agricultural producers are in-
vited to attend these forums to
join SDDA and SDSU Extension
in a conversation about the oppor-
tunities and challenges in live-
stock production and the impact
of agriculture to rural communi-
ties and statewide revenues and
infrastructure. These meetings
will allow a dialogue about the
next generation of farmers and
ranchers.
Remaining sessions and their
locations are:
Feb. 8 - Glacial Lakes Live-
stock, Watertown
Feb. 25 - Platte Livestock
Feb. 26 - Magness Livestock,
Huron
Feb. 28 - Kimball Livestock
Mar. 5 - Mitchell Livestock
Mar. 6 - Yankton Livestock
Mar. 7 - Sioux Falls Regional
Livestock
Mar. 11 - Belle Fourche Live-
stock
Mar. 12 - St. Onge Livestock
Mar. 13 - Faith Livestock
Mar. 14 - Lemmon Livestock
Mar. 18 - Miller Livestock
Mar. 19 - Presho Livestock
Mar. 20 - Winner Livestock
Mar. 21 - Chamberlin Live-
stock
All sessions will take place at
6:30 p.m. local time except for the
Feb. 8 Watertown forum which
will be held in conjunction with
the Watertown Winter Show at
10:30 a.m.
For more information contact
Sarah Caslin, SDDA Livestock
Development Specialist at 605-
7 7 3 - 3 5 4 9 ;
sarah.caslin@state.sd.us or B.
Lynn Gordon, Cow/Calf Exten-
sion Field Specialist at 605-782-
3290, lynn.gordon@sdstate.edu.
Wix Filter Days
Open House
February 18th
at Roy’s Pronto
Auto Parts
Hwy. 212 & S Hwy 73, Faith, SD
Lunch will be served
Register for Door Prizes:
Coats, tools, and a TV
Special on Tractor
Hydraulic Oil
& Mobil Delvac Oil
Wix Filter Days, Feb. 18-28
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68
The winter months have
brought little relief to the devas-
tating drought in the state of
South Dakota. Ranchers are faced
with another challenging year. In
an effort to make preparations for
the possibility of continued
drought in 2013, SDSU Extension
is working to provide cattle pro-
ducers with needed tools to cope
with the issues associated with
the drought, says Kalyn Waters,
SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field
Specialist.
"Management and prepared-
ness is what it will take to make
it through another year if the
drought continues," Waters said.
It is the goal of Waters and
other SDSU Extension Livestock
staff to help producers be as pre-
pared as possible to make critical
management decisions if the
drought continues to progress
through 2013. As part of their
plan to help South Dakota live-
stock producers, SDSU Extension
has partnered with University of
Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Exten-
sion to host a five-part webinar
series with the focus of helping
ranchers across the state prepare
for the possibility of the drought
continuing in 2013. This series of
meetings is titled "Managing
Drought Risk on the Ranch."
"UNL Extension and the
Drought Mitigation Center have
done an outstanding job putting
together this program. They have
slated some of the best speakers
available to provide critical infor-
mation to producers. Attending
these meetings will provide
ranchers with the tools they need
to set critical trigger dates, and
begin to develop a long term man-
agement plan," Waters said.
She adds that these meetings
are also intended to educate pro-
fessionals and consultants who
work with ranchers as a profes-
sional development series.
The webinars will be presented
the last Wednesday starting Jan.
30 and concluding in May. One
hour webinars will begin at 9 a.m.
MST or 10 a.m. CST at the SDSU
Extension Regional Centers.
Each session will include current
drought updates, forecasts and
presentations about specific infor-
mation or tools.
Following each webinar, the
regional centers will join together
via video conference for a ques-
tion and answer session where
SDSU Extension State and Field
Specialists will provide additional
information relevant to South
Dakota producers.
Topics each month will con-
sider drought planning informa-
tion and tools available to produc-
ers. In addition to university and
Extension presenters, a number
of ranchers will also be featured.
These ranchers will describe the
development and execution of
their drought management plans.
Scheduled dates and topics for
the series include:
Feb. 27: Avoiding Analysis
Paralysis: Monitoring and Setting
Critical Dates for Decision Mak-
ing During Drought
March 27: The New Cumula-
tive Forage Reduction (CFR)
Index: Assessing Drought Im-
pacts and Planning a Grazing
Strategy
April 24: Using a Drought Cal-
culator to Assist Stocking Deci-
sions
May 29: Economic Factors to
Weigh in Making Decisions dur-
ing Drought
These meetings are sponsored
by the National Drought Mitiga-
tion Center at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln. The series was
developed with support from the
Sustainable Agriculture Research
and Education (SARE) program,
which is funded by the U.S. De-
partment of Agriculture - Na-
tional Institute of Food and
Agriculture (USDA-NIFA).
For more information, visit
www.igrow.org or contact the
local SDSU Extension Regional
Center, or call Waters at the
SDSU Extension Regional Center
in Winner at 605-842-1267.
Managing drought risk on
the ranch: webinar series
Forums on Next Generation
of Livestock Production to
continue in February and March
Private Pesticide Applicator
Certification class
The SDSU Extension Service
in Pierre will be hosting private
pesticide applicator certification
classes on Tuesday, February 19
at the Central Meade County
Community Center which is lo-
cated at 19617 Ball Field Road,
Union Center, SD and on
Wednesday, Feb. 20th in the
basement of the First Interstate
Bank, 41-5th Ave. in Belle
Fourche. A third training will be
held on Feb. 26th at the Bentley
Building, 400 West Carr St. in
Bison. The classes will begin at 1
pm MT and run until 4 pm.
Anyone in South Dakota who
wishes to purchase “restricted use
pesticides” or who is using pesti-
cides in the production  of an agri-
cultural commodity amounting to
greater than one thousand dollars
gross sales potential per year on
any property is required to obtain
a private applicator certification.
Certification is free and will be
good for five years (December
2017).  Anyone who would like to
become a certified private appli-
cator for the first time or who
needs to recertify because their
certification has expired is en-
couraged to attend. All attendees
are required to bring a govern-
ment issued picture ID when they
attend this certification class.
A full listing of private pesti-
cide applicator trainings that will
be held around South Dakota this
winter is available at the follow-
ing web site:
http://igrow.org/up/resources/03-
1002-2012.pdf
For more information please
contact the SDSU Regional Ex-
tension Center in Pierre at 605-
773-8120.
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I hope everyone survived the
bitter cold Wednesday night. The
temperature when I drove to the
Capitol Thursday morning was a
minus 8 degrees in Pierre and
when I came back to the ranch
that evening our thermometer
showed that it had been almost
17 below zero here. But there’s
hope that spring is on the way –
my Gurney’s seed catalog has ar-
rived!
Thursday was the 16th legisla-
tive day of the 2013 session and
the end of the fourth week. Mon-
day was the first time we got to
see exactly how many bills we
will be dealing with this year. The
total is 492 with seven House and
Senate Joint Resolutions. If
passed, a joint resolution puts the
issue on the ballot to allow voters
to make the final decision.
Most of the agency bills have
been acted on and now we’re
starting to deal with legislators’
bills so the debates are becoming
more exciting. On Tuesday the Ag
committee passed three agency
bills, HB 1048, HB 1059, and HB
1062, that repealed parts of state
law that were no longer needed as
part of Gov. Daugaard’s Red Tape
Review.
These are some of the bills we
passed out of committee this
week:
*HB 1122 to revise require-
ments relating to health insur-
ance plans for county officers and
employees.
*HB 1156†allows the legisla-
ture to turn control of nonresident
waterfowl licenses over to GF&P
since few, if any, members of the
legislature are wildlife biologists
or experts on migratory birds.
*HB 1123 to increase the sur-
charge on hunting licenses by a
dollar that will go to the Animal
Damage Control program to fund
predator control. This is my bill
and it was supported by GF&P
because predators are not only
eating livestock, they are also
decimating wildlife populations.
The only testimony against the
bill came from South Dakota
Wildlife Federation director Chris
Hesla. SDWF wants ranchers to
bear the total cost of predator con-
trol even though predator control
saves wildlife too. SDWF is no
friend of landowners and if you
have someone asking to hunt on
your place, find out if they belong
to SDWF. If they belong to
SDWF, turn them away after you
explain what their directors are
doing and maybe they will change
things within their organization.
These bills were passed out of
the House this week:
*HB 1087 provides for the cre-
ation of school sentinel programs
and for the training of school sen-
tinels. After a lively debate, the
bill passed on a 42 to 27 vote and
is on its way to the Senate. HB
1087 will allow school boards to
decide if they want to allow prop-
erly trained school employees to
carry concealed weapons on
school grounds to protect stu-
dents and teachers. HB 1087 is
totally permissive, mandates
nothing, and allows rural schools
without the resources to have law
enforcement officers train volun-
teers to take care of our kids.
*HB 1096 to transfer on death
deeds for real property.
*HB 1170 to revise provisions
for a secondary election if the can-
didates for the United States Sen-
ate, United States House of
Representatives, or Governor do
not receive a sufficient percentage
of the votes cast during a primary
election.
*HB 1180 to allow veterans to
receive credit for military train-
ing and experience.
*HB 1150 to†amend provisions
relating to violations of no contact
orders.
*HB 1140 to revise the sched-
ule for payment of excise taxes for
farm wineries.
*HB 1144 to permit the eutha-
nization of deer that have been
seriously injured in motor vehicle
accidents. This bill will probably
have a friendly amendment
added to it in the Senate to in-
clude all injured wildlife, not just
deer.
The House also passed some
Senate bills and sent them on to
the governor:
*SB 37 to revise provisions re-
garding the insurance fraud pre-
vention unit.
*SB 26 to update terminology
for individuals with intellectual
disabilities and similar terms.
*SB 70 to improve public
safety. This is the governor’s
criminal justice bill. Although we
need changes to our criminal jus-
tice system, there were still too
many unanswered questions so I
was one of seven votes, all from
conservative Republicans,
against the bill.
*SB 38 to increase the penalty
for sexual acts between correction
facility employees and juvenile
detainees.
*SB 58 to revise provisions re-
garding the electronic filing of
motor fuel tax reports and the
electronic remittance of motor
fuel tax.
On Tuesday both the House
and the Senate passed resolutions
endorsing the induction of Tom
Miller into the PRCA Rodeo Hall
of Fame. For those of you with in-
ternet access, you can read the
resolution here:
http: / / l egi s. state. sd. us/ ses-
sions/2013/Bills/HR1001P.htm
Congratulations Tom, you sure
earned it!!
If you want to get in touch with
me, call me at the House Cham-
ber number 773-3851. Leave a
phone number and Iíll call you
back. The fax number is 773-
6806. If you send a fax, address it
to Rep. Betty Olson. You can also
email me at
rep.bettyolson@state.sd.us during
session. You can keep track of
bills and committee meetings at
this link: http://legis.state.sd.us/
You can also use this link to find
the legislators, see what commit-
tees they are on, read all the bills
and track the status of each bill,
listen to committee hearings, and
contact the legislators.
Legislative Update
Rep. Betty Olson
I was born on a livestock farm
and have cared for animals for as
long as I can remember. We had
cats, dogs, horses, and cows. They
all needed to be fed, watered, and
cared for and most times that
meant I took care of those ani-
mals before I was fed, watered
and cared for! So, from an early
age, my father and grandfather
instilled in my siblings and I that
we had a moral and ethical re-
sponsibility to care for our ani-
mals.
One summer, my Dad came to
me with a glass of water and won-
dered if I needed a drink. I was
hot and thirsty, but looking at
this murky, discolored water with
some chunks floating in it was not
what I was looking for and turned
it down. My Dad told me he had
just taken that water from the
cattle’s water tank and wondered,
“If you won’t drink it, why would
you make the cattle drink it?”
Lesson learned!
I am intrigued by the current
debate on issues like gun control
and animal welfare because I see
them as the same discussion.
Unless we have engrained moral
values, is it productive to attempt
the legislation of behavior?
We have a whole myriad of
laws and rules that try to deter
humans from hurting or abusing
other humans.  Many of these
laws are felony convictions and in
the most severe cases, the death
penalty is invoked. With all these
penalties (deterrents) in place,
our prisons still house people that
do not value human life.
I am confident our ranchers
and livestock producers share my
core values on the animal stew-
ardship and husbandry practices
required to be in the livestock
business these days.  Proper nu-
trition, housing, veterinarian-ap-
proved animal health protocols
and technology may be the tools
they use today, but it comes right
back down to the fact that they
care about the well-being of their
animals.
South Dakotans cannot and
should not condone any form of
abuse to the animals we have in
our care and custody regardless if
they are a farm animal, work an-
imal, companion animal, or a pet.
If simply putting additional or
more severe laws on the books
changes human behavior to other
living things, controlling bad
things in our world would be easy.
So, I ask again, can society legis-
late morality, core values, or be-
havior?
We need to respect all life and
there in is our challenge, I be-
lieve.   
Ag Secretary Vilsack’s Column
Can we . . . ?
Page 12• February 6, 2013 • The Faith Independent
Greetings from Pierre. This
week on the Senate Floor, we
passed Senate Bill 84 which
would create the South Dakota
Athletic Commission to provide
supervision of kickboxing, boxing,
mixed martial arts competitions,
and sparring exhibitions in the
State of South Dakota. Across the
state, these competitions are al-
ready legal, and take place. This
bill will regulate the sport, mak-
ing it safer and will require insur-
ance for sponsors, medical aid on
site, and the proper training of of-
ficials and organizers.
The Senate passed two sepa-
rate bills showing support of our
Veterans in South Dakota. SB 83
designates March 30th as Wel-
come Home Vietnam Veterans
Day, which will make South
Dakota the first state in the union
to honor Vietnam Veterans with
their own working holiday. SB 27
appropriates funds to design, con-
struct, provide land, and equip
the Veteran's home near Hot
Springs. Both bills were passed
with unanimous consent.
The senate passed SB 85 this
week, which revises the provi-
sions of ethanol production in
South Dakota to allow better ac-
cess to international markets for
our State's ethanol producers.
Right now ethanol must have
gasoline added to it prior to sale,
a process called "denaturization."
Unfortunately, foreign markets
that would buy ethanol would
prefer that is was not denatur-
ized. Senate Bill 85 would make
it so that ethanol would not have
to meet those provisions.
After passage in the House,
House Bill 1087, the school sen-
tinel bill is on its way to the Sen-
ate. This measure will give school
boards the option to add volun-
teers and to allow trained school
staff to be armed on school
grounds to protect students.
Many school districts - especially
in rural areas - do not have school
resource officers stationed in
schools as we do in many of our
larger cities. This allows school
boards the opportunity to in-
crease security at schools where
they believe it’s warranted.
Senate bill 161 outlines what
the equine dentistry procedures
are, equine teeth floating, means
removal of enamel points from
teeth; reestablishing normal
molar table angles and freeing up
lateral excursion and other nor-
mal movements of the mandible.
A person may perform equine
teeth floating services after sub-
mitting to the State Board of Vet-
erinary Medical Examiners the
following:
(1) Proof of current certifica-
tion from the International Asso-
ciation of Equine Dentistry or
other professional equine den-
tistry association as determined
by the board; and
(2) A written statement signed
by a supervising veterinarian ex-
perienced in large animal medi-
cine that the applicant will be
under direct or indirect supervi-
sion of the veterinarian when
floating equine teeth.
Finally an issue that showed
an overwhelming amount of sup-
port among many groups in South
Dakota this week was HB 1066,
popularized as the "Half Penny
Tourism Tax" on industries in
South Dakota that are related to
tourism and travel. Four years
ago this was passed with a sunset
of two years and then extended
for another two years. Last year
this tax generated $1.9 billion,
and HB 1066 makes that tax per-
manent. I spoke against make the
tax permanent and tried to place
another sunset clause on this bill
but this time for ten years to
allow for long term planning, but
also in ten years a new legislature
will be in place and they can ad-
dress and revist this issue.  I was
not successful in my attempt at
this amendment.  The Senate has
passed this measure, and the gov-
ernor signed this bill this past
Friday.
Please Keep in touch on the is-
sues and feel free to contact me at
(605) 850-3598 or at my legisla-
tive email sen.maher@state.sd.us
My personal email address is
rmm2697@hotmail.com.  I enjoy
the chance to serve as an elected
official in your citizen Legisla-
ture.  As always you can follow
everything online at
http: / / l egi s. state. sd. us/ ses-
sions/2013/index.aspx
Sen. Ryan Maher’s
Legislative Report
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
USDA Finalizes New Mi-
croloan Program
Microloans up to $35,000 aim
to assist small farmers, veter-
ans, and disadvantaged pro-
ducers
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 –
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vil-
sack today announced a new mi-
croloan program from the U.S.
Department of Agriculture
(USDA) designed to help small
and family operations, beginning
and socially disadvantaged farm-
ers secure loans under $35,000.
The new microloan program is
aimed at bolstering the progress
of producers through their start-
up years by providing needed re-
sources and helping to increase
equity so that farmers may even-
tually graduate to commercial
credit and expand their opera-
tions. The microloan program will
also provide a less burdensome,
more simplified application
process in comparison to tradi-
tional farm loans.
“I have met several small and
beginning farmers, returning vet-
erans and disadvantaged produc-
ers interested in careers in
farming who too often must rely
on credit cards or personal loans
with high interest rates to finance
their start-up operations,” said
Vilsack.“By further expanding ac-
cess to credit to those just start-
ing to put down roots in farming,
USDA continues to help grow a
new generation of farmers, while
ensuring the strength of an
American agriculture sector that
drives our economy, creates jobs,
and provides the most secure and
affordable food supply in the
world.”
The new microloans, said Vil-
sack, represent how USDA con-
tinues to make year-over-year
gains in expanding credit oppor-
tunities for minority, socially-dis-
advantaged and young and
beginning farmers and ranchers
across the United States. The
final rule establishing the mi-
croloan program will be published
in the Jan. 17 issue of the Federal
Register.
Administered through USDA’s
Farm Service Agency (FSA) Oper-
ating Loan Program, the new mi-
croloan program offers credit
options and solutions to a variety
of producers. FSA has a long his-
tory of providing agricultural
credit to the nation’s farmers and
ranchers through its Operating
Loan Program. In assessing its
programs, FSA evaluated the
needs of smaller farm operations
and any unintended barriers to
obtaining financing. For begin-
ning farmers and ranchers, for in-
stance, the new microloan
program offers a simplified loan
application process. In addition,
for those who want to grow niche
crops to sell directly to ethnic
markets and farmers markets,
the microloan program offers a
path to obtain financing. For past
FSA Rural Youth Loan recipients,
the microloan program provides a
bridge to successfully transition
to larger-scale operations.
Since 2009, USDA has made a
record amount of farm loans
through FSA—more than 128,000
loans totaling nearly $18 billion.
USDA has increased the number
of loans to beginning farmers and
ranchers from 11,000 loans in
2008 to 15,000 loans in 2011.
More than 40 percent of USDA’s
farm loans now go to beginning
farmers. In addition, USDA has
increased its lending to socially-
disadvantaged producers by
nearly 50 percent since 2008.
Producers can apply for a max-
imum of $35,000 to pay for initial
start-up expenses such as hoop
houses to extend the growing sea-
son, essential tools, irrigation, de-
livery vehicles, and annual
expenses such as seed, fertilizer,
utilities, land rents, marketing,
and distribution expenses. As
their financing needs increase,
applicants can apply for an oper-
ating loan up to the maximum
amount of $300,000 or obtain fi-
nancing from a commercial lender
under FSA’s Guaranteed Loan
Program.
USDA farm loans can be used
to purchase land, livestock, equip-
ment, feed, seed, and supplies, or
be to construct buildings or make
farm improvements. Small farm-
ers often rely on credit cards or
personal loans, which carry high
interest rates and have less flexi-
ble payment schedules, to finance
their operations. Expanding ac-
cess to credit, USDA’s microloan
will provide a simple and flexible
loan process for small operations.
Producers interested in apply-
ing for a microloan may contact
their local Farm Service Agency
office.
The Obama Administration,
with Agriculture Secretary Vil-
sack’s leadership, has worked
tirelessly to strengthen rural
America, maintain a strong farm
safety net, and create opportuni-
ties for America's farmers and
ranchers. U.S. agriculture is cur-
rently experiencing one of its
most productive periods in Amer-
ican history thanks to the produc-
tivity, resiliency, and
resourcefulness of our producers-
farmers and ranchers. U.S. agri-
culture is currently experiencing
one of its most productive periods
in American history thanks to the
productivity, resiliency, and re-
sourcefulness of our producers.
USDA/Farm Service Agency News
Last year, I had the opportu-
nity to join a Department of De-
fense trip to Kuwait and
Afghanistan to visit South
Dakota troops who were serving
in those countries. Seeing the
bleak landscape of Afghanistan
and the extreme desert conditions
made me appreciate even more
the sacrifice that every member of
our military makes for our nation.
It is not just these brave men
and women who make sacrifices –
their families sacrifice as well.
Just as we have military men
and women overseas, there are
other servicemen and women
serving much closer to home here
in South Dakota. Many of them
are stationed at Ellsworth Air
Force Base. I have made a pro-
posal to the Legislature for the
benefit of those families.
Thirty-five percent of military
spouses in the workforce are in
professions that require profes-
sional licensure or certification.
When a military family is trans-
ferred to our state, that family
should not lose earning power for
an extended period while a
spouse seeks licensure in South
Dakota.
That is why I proposed a pro-
fessional licensure portability bill
for military spouses. It has been
introduced to the Legislature as
Senate Bill 117. The bill will
streamline the process so that a
military spouse with a license or
certificate in another state can
easily transfer into South Dakota.
Nearly half of our sister states
have approved similar legislation,
and I hope that the Legislature
approves the measure, allowing
South Dakota to join those states.
Our military men and women
are devoted to our country. They
endure greatly for us. They risk
their lives and sacrifice much.
One sacrifice our military fami-
lies should not have to make is
waiting for government to ap-
prove their ability to make a liv-
ing after moving to South Dakota.
SB117 will let military families
know that South Dakota wel-
comes them and values their
great contribution to our nation.
Gov. Daugaard’s Column
Support Military Families
February 6, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 13
Shelterbelt Renovation Work-
shops will be held throughout
northwestern South Dakota in-
cluding Corson, Dewey, Harding,
Perkins, Tri-County and Ziebach
County Conservation Districts.
Following is a list of dates, times
and locations.
Feb. 12 1:00 PM Harding Co.
Rec. Center, Buffalo
Feb. 12 6:00 PM Grand Elec-
tric Social Room, Bison
Feb. 13 1:00 PM Harry’s Com-
munity Hall, Dupree
Feb. 13 6:00 PM Community
Legion Hall, Faith
Feb. 14 1:00 PM Courthouse
Comm. Mtg. Rm., McIntosh
Feb. 14 6:00 PM Community
Center, Timber Lake
Farmers and ranchers strive to
manage their land in ways that
are both productive and profitable
while conserving the natural re-
sources on which agriculture de-
pends. Shelterbelts have been a
part of this landscape for close to
a century. Knowledge about man-
agement of existing shelterbelts
is very important.
Many shelterbelts in our area
are in bad shape. Years ago
mostly short-lived trees usually
Chinese Elm were planted and
these trees are reaching the end
of their life expectancy. It would
have been better if those shelter-
belts had included some long-
lived trees like Rocky Mountain
Juniper that have life expectan-
cies of hundreds of years. The mix
of short-lived and long-lived trees
would have provided quick pro-
tection early and long lasting pro-
tection into the future.
Shelterbelt trees and shrubs
have hard lives in western South
Dakota. Weather events that
damage and kill trees include
drastic drops in temperature,
snow load and high winds. Bro-
ken limbs and trunks are wounds
that sometimes never heal and
serve as entry points for insects
and diseases. Many of the soils of
the area have naturally occurring
salts which do not allow good tree
growth. The climate is sub-arid
with woody vegetation naturally
growing only along rivers, creeks
and other drainages. Shelterbelt
trees are kind of like ducks out of
water and are under stress from
just being planted on upland
sites. Also, lack of maintenance
and livestock damage can ruin
shelterbelts.
The Shelterbelt Renovation
Workshops will provide informa-
tion about how to evaluate shel-
terbelts and make plans for
improvement. The workshop will
provide examples of shelterbelt
renovation involving replace-
ment, release and/or removal of
selected trees and shrubs or rows,
adding rows, removing branches
and etc.
Farmers and ranchers that
would like more information
about attending one of the Shel-
terbelt Renovation Workshops
should call their local conserva-
tion district: Corson @605-273-
4506, Dewey @605-865-3552,
Harding @605-375-3216, Perkins
@605-244-7160, Tri-County @605-
967-2561, Ziebach @605-365-5185
or Natural Resource Specialist
Bob Drown @605-244-5222 Ex-
tension 4 or by e-mail at
robert.drown@sd.nacdnet.net.
All programs and services pro-
vided by the Northwest Area Con-
servation Districts are provided
regardless of race, color, national
origin, gender, religion, age, dis-
ability, political beliefs, sexual
orientation, and marital or family
status.
TREE TALK – Shelterbelt
Renovation workshops
By Robert Drown, Natural Resource Specialist
NEXT SALE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11Th
Special Replacement Heifer, Grass & Feeder
Cattle, Bred Cow Sale
Sale Time: 10 AM
Expecting 2000-2500 Cattle
Sletten Angus Bull Sale at 1:00 pm
Offering 74 bulls 50 heifers
Consignments: Replacement Heifers
Fishhook – 180 Angus heifers BV HR (mostly AI Sired) Sitz Alliance 6595 6-700#
Palmer – 250 Angus heifers BV NB 625-700#
Besler – 110 Red Angus heifers BV HR 6-650#
Martin – 35 Angus heifers BV HR 700#
Anderson – 40 Angus heifers BV HR 700#
Simon – 65 Angus hiefers BV HR 650#
Lensegrav – 25 Angus heifers BV HR 650#
Kolb – 50 Angus heifers BV HR 650#
Heidler – 100 blk & bldy heifers BV HR 600#
W Palmer – 40 blk & bldy heifers BV HR 700#
Wilkenson – 70 Angus heifers BV HR 700#
Consignments: Feeder & Grass Cattle
Hatle – 100 blk & red steers HR 650-750#
Enerson – 175 Angus calves HR 5-625#
Archibald – 300 blk & bldy steers HR 650-800#
pending – 150 blk & bldy steers HR 6-700#
Wiesinger – 65 blk & Char x calves HR 5-550#
Storm Inc – 35 Angus steers HR 650#
Davis – 85 blk & bldy heifers HR (green) 5-550#
More feeder cattle and replacement heifers expected by sale time.
Upcoming Sales:
MOn., FEB. 18: SPECiAL GRASS CATTLE, REPLACEMEnT HEiFER,
BRED COw & SHEEP SALE
MOnDAy, FEBRUARy 25: REGULAR CATTLE AnD SHEEP SALE
Faith Livestock Commission Co.
(605) 967-2200
We appreciate your business. Give us a call at 605-967-2200
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2012 FORD F-3S0 DUALLY: Crcw
Cal, 6.7 dicscl wiiI 8' flailcd & lall.
Only 5673 nilcs, lilc ncw. $42,99S
2011 FORD F-1S0 SUPER CREW:
Lariai, 4×4, Ecoloosi, ¡owcr noon
roof, navigaiion, Icaicd/coolcd
scais, 95K nilc
Savc $8,000 . . . . . . . . . . . $29,49S
2011 F-1S0 SUPER CREW 4X4:
Lariai, Navigaiion, noon roof,
58K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $33,49S
2009 F-1S0 SUPERCAB 4X4: XLT,
96K casy nilcs, good luy . $1?,99S
200S F-1S0 SUPER CREW 4X4
XLT: Nicc looling & driving, 80K
nilcs, wcll cqui¡¡cd . . . . . $21,49S
200S F-1S0 SUPER CREW FX4
4X4: 58,000 nilcs,
lois of c×iras . . . . . . . . . . . $23,99S
2004 F-1S0 4X4 SUPER CREW: 5.4
cnginc, FX4 ¡lg., 108K nilcs, good
luy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,99S
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2012 FORD EXPEDITION EL:
LcaiIcr, lacl-u¡ cancra, 15,500
nilcs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3S,49S
2011 EXPLORER XLT: AWD,
lcaiIcr, navigaiion, 25,500 nilcs,
lilc ncw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $31,99S
200S FORD EXCURSION LTD:
Hcaicd lcaiIcr, DVD,
102K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1S,99S
200? FORD EXPLORER XLT 4X4:
65K nilc local iradc . . . . . $14,49S
2004 EXCURSION XLT 4X4: V-10,
irailcr iow, 109K nilcs . . . $14,49S
199? S-10 BLA2ER 4X4 LT: 138K
nilcs, clcan wiiI c×iras . . . $2,99S
199? EXPEDITION 4X4: Eddic
Daucr ¡lg., 140K nilcs, good
running, low ¡riccd . . . . . . $2,99S
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2002 F-3S0 SUPERCAB: Long lo×,
V10, nanual irans., ncw cluicI, ncw
iircs, 156K nilcs . . . . . . . . $S,99S
2002 F-2S0 SUPERCAB 4X4 XLT:
V-10, jusi iradcd, 142K . . . $S,99S
2001 RANGER SUPERCAB 4 DOOR
4X4: 5 s¡ccd, V-6, XLT, 93K nilcs,
good ¡iclu¡ . . . . . . . . . . . . $?,99S
199S F-2S0: 7.3 dicscl, 120K
nilcs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $S,49S
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200? LINCOLN TOWN CAR:
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lcaiIcr inicrior, sunroof, wcll
lc¡i iradc-in, 74K casy nilcs
$14,99S
- 2012 F-2S0 Crew Cab: Lariai, 6.7, 4×4
- 2012 F-2S0 Crew Cab: 6.2, 4×4, XLT, Long Do×
- 2013 F-1S0 Crew 4x4: Lariai, Long Do×, 5.0 Enginc
- 2013 F-1S0 Super Cab 4x4: XLT, Long Do×, 5.0 Enginc
- 2013 F-1S0 Super Crew 4x4: SIori Do×, XLT
- 2012 F-3S0 Crew Cab: 6.7 Dicscl, 4×4, Dually, Lariai
- 2013 F-1S0 Super Crew: Ecoloosi, Lariai
- 2012 F-3S0 Crew Cab 4x4: Long Do×, 6.2 Cas
- 2012 F-3S0 Crew Cab 4x4: 6.2 V-8, Long Do×, Cood Duy!
- 2012 F-3S0 Crew Cab 4x4: Long Do×, 6.7 Dicscl, Lariai
- 2012 F-2S0 Crew Cab 4x4: Long Do×, 6.7, Lariai
2012 TAURUS LIMITED: Loadcd
wiiI o¡iions, vcry nicc 20,000-nilc
¡rogran car ......................$2S,99S
2012 FORD FUSION SEL: Hcaicd
lcaiIcr, 18,000 nilc ¡rogran
car ....................................$20,49S
2011 LINCOLN MKS: 24,000 casy
nilcs, Icaicd & coolcd scais, call on
iIis onc ............................$26,99S
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cqui¡¡cd, nicc driving vcIiclc,
¡rcvious danagc rc¡aircd ...$?,99S
200S TOYOTA CAMRY SOLARA:
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168K nilcs ..................COMING IN
2001 BUICK LESABRE: 4 door,
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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY
Dr. Jason M. Haf ner
Dr. David J. Prosser
OPTOMETRISTS
Faith Clinic
1ST–3RD WEDNESDAYS
OF THE MONTH
PH: 967-2644
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
Imagine And More
Home Furnishings
high Quality ~ Low Cost
Prairie Oasis Mall
Po Box 402 Faith, SD 57626
Mon.–Thurs. 8 aM-6 PM
Bus: 605-967-2562
Krissy Johnson ~ Owner
Ravellette Publ. Inc.
We offer a complete commercial
printing service ...
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• Envelopes • Brochures
• Office Forms • And More!
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PH: (605) 967-2161 OR
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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
Monday:
Breakfast: Burritos
Lunch: Hot Hamburger – $4.29
Sandwich: BBQ Chicken
Tuesday:
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch: Tacos – $4.29
Sandwich: Rueben
wednesday:
Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy
Lunch: Asian – $4.29
Sandwich: Hamburger
Thursday:
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch: Cassserole – $4.29
Sandwich: Philly Steak & Cheese
Friday:
Breakfast: Burritos
Lunch: 2 Piece Chicken Dinner – $4.29
Sandwich: Hamburger
…The Better Choice
Prairie Oasis Mall 605-967-2622
Faith, SD
nOTiCE OF
VACAnCy On
SCHOOL BOARD
FAiTH SCHOOL
DiSTRiCT #46-2
The following school Board position
will become vacant due to the expiration
of the present term of office of the follow-
ing school board member:
Brian Simonson, Member – (3)
Three-year term
Scott Vance, Vice Chairman – (3)
Three-year term
Circulation of nomination petitions
may begin on the 25th day of January
2013, and petitions may be filed in the of-
fice of the Business Manager located at
the Faith School between the hours of
8:00 am and 5:00 pm MST not later than
the 22nd day of February 2013 at 5:00
pm or mailed by registered mail not later
than 5:00 pm.
Amie Schauer, Business Manager
Faith School District #46-2
Published Jan. 30 & Feb. 6, 2013 for a
total approximate cost of $18.18
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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.
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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!
BULL SALES
WILKINSON RANCH BLACK
ANGUS Yearling Bull Private
Treaty Sale with equal opportunity
to bid on each bull. Beginning Sat.
Feb. 16. For more information and
a catalog, call Bill Wilkinson, 605-
203-0379 or Mark Wilkinson, 605-
203-0380 De Smet, S.D.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
RESTAURANT FOR LEASE: A great
opportunity to start your own busi-
ness. Located in Budís Bar, Jeffer-
son, SD. Small Town atmosphere,
small deposit, reasonable rent.
Drawing from Tri State area. Call
712-281-3349.
EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
$2,000 SCHOLARSHIPS, Better
Business Bureau Foundation Stu-
dent of Integrity Awards.
http://southdakota.bbb.org/stu-
dentaward/, 605-271-2066 / 800-
649-6814 #8526. Application
deadline: 3-08-13.
EMPLOYMENT
BELLE FOURCHE, a growing
South Dakota community of 6,500,
seeks Economic Development Ex-
ecutive Director. Excellent wages
and benefits. Full job description
and application at www.belle-
fourche.org . Closing date: March
1, 2013.
THE BISON SCHOOL DISTRICT
has an opening for a full time Su-
perintendent/K-12 Principal.
Salary and benefits shall be nego-
tiable. Send letter of application to
Bison School District #52-1 Attn:
Bonnie Crow, P O Box 9, Bison,
SD. 57620.
FACILITY MAINTENANCE/CUSTO-
DIAN POSITION: Salem City ac-
cepting applications. Closing
02/15/13. Contact: City of Salem,
PO Box 249, Salem, SD 57058,
425-2301; citysalem@triotel.net.
EOE.
SEEKING EXPERIENCED AUTO
BODY TECHNICIAN: Family-
owned business, established in
western S.D. for 63 years. Shop is
busy all year round. Lesí Body
Shop, Philip, 605-859-2744.
SEEKING FARM MANAGER. Indi-
viduals that are qualified to man-
age a 30,000 acre small grain
operation with motivation to keep
economically competitive. E-mail
confidential resume to gchap-
man@rdoffutt.com.
VACANCY: FAITH SCHOOL DIS-
TRICT, Faith, SD seeking candi-
dates for the position of
superintendent of schools with
Special Education Directors duties
to be determined. Application ma-
terials available at
www.faith.k12.sd.us or contact Dr.
Julie Ertz at 605.391.4719 or
jertz@asbsd.org.
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.
MISCELLANEOUS
SAWMILLS FROM ONLY $3997.00.
Make & save money with your own
bandmill. Cut lumber any dimen-
sion. In stock ready to ship. FREE
Info/DVD: www.Norwood-
Sawmills.com 1-800-578-1363
Ext.300N.
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.
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.
WANTED
WANTED TO LEASE hunting
rights on private property for An-
telope and or Mule Deer. Call
605-321-3635. F22-3tp
WANTED: ranch or grass land to
lease by the month or year, by the
head. Call 316-734-3374.
F17-9tp
HELP WANTED
The Faith School Dist is accept-
ing applications for full-time or
part-time custodian. Applications
can be found on the school web-
site, at the office or by calling
967-2152. Position is open until
filled. F20-3tc
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
PUBLiC nOTiCE
TRESPASS On RAnGE UniT #361
On January 29, 2013 a compliance check was
performed on Range Unit #361. During this inspec-
tion 2 head of unbranded horses have been found
within the boundaries of Range Unit #361. De-
scribed as the S1/2 in Section 11, and all of Section
23, 30 & 14; E1/2 in Section 22; W1/2 in Section 15;
SE1/4 in Section 10; And NW1/4, S1/2 of Section 24,
all in 007N Township, 018E Range. One brown and
one roan horse. This is a notice to the owners of
these unbranded horses that are in trespass. As de-
fined under Title 25, Code of Federal Regulations
(CFR), Part 166.800. No penalties will be assessed
if the horses are removed by February 11, 2013. If
these horses are not removed by February 11, 2013
they will be subject for impoundment and disposal.
Federal Regulations prohibit the removal of these
horses without permission from the Superintendent
of the Cheyenne River Agency. This notice is your
authorization to remove the horses from the Range
Unit. Failure to remove the horses within the time
frames provided could result in the Impoundment of
these horses pursuant to Federal regulations in 25
CFR 166.807. Please contract Land Operations Of-
fice at 964-7744 for more information.

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