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January 16, 2013
2013 20X Extreme High School Showcase
Faith High School Rodeo Team Members … to Compete at 20X Extreme Showcase Rodeo. Faith High School Rodeo Club will have a showing at the 20x Extreme Showcase Rodeo during the Rapid City Stock Show and Rodeo. Competing will be Katy Miller & Tearnee Nelson in goat tying, Cody Bernstein & Dalton Sheridan in team roping, Cody Trainor & alt. Lane Foster in the tiedown roping. Good Luck Faith HS Rodeo Club Members. Photo by Tawn Nelson
An Extreme Showcase of South Dakota’s finest high school cowboys and cowgirls!  That is exactly what you will find if you make your way to the Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo which will be held at the Rapid City Civic Center on January 27th, at 1:00 pm.  One hundred and fourteen top high school rodeo athletes will be geared up and ready to go as they get an opportunity to showcase their rodeo talents during the 11th Annual 20X Extreme Showcase.  South Dakota has four regions of high school rodeo contestants.  The top three cowboys and cowgirls from each region in each event, based on points after State Finals, are invited to compete in this exclusive rodeo event. Each contestant will receive a Wrangler 20X shirt and a Wrangler jean gift certificate.  Event winners receive a trophy buckle made by Maynard Buckles. Four $500.00 scholarships are available for senior contestants, one from Wrangler, two from the Black Hills Stock Show Foundation and one from South Dakota Buckaroos. The 20X Extreme College Fair will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the south balcony of the Barnett Arena. This is a great opportunity for contestants to visit with NIRA rodeo coaches from South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Wyoming. This will be an opportunity to see some of the best young rodeo talent South Dakota has to offer, matched up against top stock, competing in the Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo venue.  Combine this with the top contract personnel in the PRCA, and fans are sure to receive an afternoon of pure rodeo entertainment. Ticket information at www.gotmine.com or 1-800-GOTMINE. Faith and area cowboys and cowgirls include: Dalton Gerbracht-bull riding, Tearnee Nelson-goat tying, Tricia Wilken-goat tying, Jordan Huntsaddle bronc, Lane Foster-tie down roping & team roping, Joshua Hunt-tie down roping, Cody Bernstein-team roping, Dalton Sheridan-team roping, Cassy Woodward, Dupree-breakaway, Trey LaPlante, Dupree-bull riding, Peyton Smith, Lantry-goat tying, Seth Longbrake, Howes, saddle bronc, and Kash Deal, Dupree-team roping and saddle bronc.
West River Tournament Champions … Back row: Kelly Daughters, Assistant Coach, Gereth Bushong, Chaney Keffeler, Rio Hulm, Marty Shaff, Reggie Rhoden, Drew Vance, Wyatt Simonson,Cody Trainor, Doug Schauer, Head Coach, Bryant Schauer, Assistant Coach. Front Row: David Ruth, Cody Bernstein, Jarius Halligan, Dalton Sheridan, Josh Afdahl, and Caden Smiley. Photo courtesy of Amie Schauer
Health Department urges vaccination as flu activity increases to widespread
People who’ve delayed getting vaccinated for flu may want to proceed now that flu virus activity is widespread in South Dakota, says a state health official. “We do encourage people to get vaccinated early in the season but it’s still not too late to get immunized,” said Dr. Lon Kightlinger, State Epidemiologist for the Department of Health. “The flu virus is likely to be with us for several weeks, if not months, so getting vaccinated now can provide important protection from the flu.” Kightlinger noted that this year’s flu activity is occurring earlier and at higher levels than recent years, other than the 2009 pandemic.  To date, South Dakota has reported 469 laboratory-confirmed cases of flu and 135 flu-related hospitalizations. There have also been nine deaths reported, all over the age of 75. Annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone, but some are at higher risk for complications – pregnant women, people over 50 years and people with chronic medical conditions. Health-care workers and household contacts of high-risk populations such as those with young infants should also be vaccinated. Children are another high risk group, accounting for significant cases and hospitalizations each year and helping spread flu in the community. The department offers free flu vaccine for kids from six months to 18 years. In addition to vaccination, to prevent the spread of the flu: •Wash your hands often with soap and water or use alcoholbased hand gel ;  •Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze; •Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth; and, •Stay home if you're sick.   Learn more at http://flu.sd.gov   
West River All Tournament Team: Halligan and Cody Trainor also named MVP.
Caden Smiley, Jarius
Photo by Marcia Samuelson
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January 16, 2013 • The Faith Independent
Obituary
Bernice J. Lee
and Industrial School in Aberdeen, SD for one year to earn her certificate to teach in rural schools. She taught the next three years at the North Illinois country school in northern Hyde County. The children and their families were very nice and they treated Bernice like a family member. Planning and having programs, especially the Christmas program, was a very special time for everyone. In 1941, Bernice decided to go back to Northern State Teachers College to earn an Elementary School Certificate (completing a two year course) so that she could teach in city schools.  In 1942, when Bernice received her certificate, there was a job opening for a first and second grade teacher in a town called Faith in western South Dakota. She applied and was hired to teach for the Independent District of the City of Faith. Bernice’s brother, Wallace, took her to Faith. She once said that when she arrived she was not sure she wanted her brother to leave, as there were rough, tough cowboys everywhere who were very intimidating to an East River farm girl. None of the teachers had a car so they all walked everywhere. During the 1942-43 and 194344 school years Bernice taught school in Faith. It was during this time that she met Hall Lee, a young man who worked at the Farmer’s Store. In 1940 Hall had been drafted and served in the Cavalry until 1941 when he received an honorable medical discharge and returned to Faith. Hall soon became a friend to all of the young female teachers and he had a car! At the end of the 1944 school year, Bernice took a job teaching first grade at Lincoln City School in Aberdeen, South Dakota where she taught in the
The Funeral Service for Bernice J. Lee, age 93 of Mobridge, formerly of Faith, was held Friday, January 11, 2013 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Faith with Pastor Wayne Olson officiating.  Burial followed Friday afternoon at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. Serving as casketbearers were Klevre Lee, Brett Landwehr, Troy and Jessica Wanless, Heather and Chad Collins.  Her great grandchildren, Hadley, Jack, and Leah Collins, Elliana, Scarlett and Juliette Wanless, and all of Bernice’s friends and relatives are considered Honorary Bearers. Special music was provided by Jayne Jordan, Joni Hunt, Troy Wanless, and Pastor Wayne Olson. A Memorial has been established. Bernice Hamlin was born and raised on a farm one and a half miles west and a half-mile south of Holabird, South Dakota, in Hyde County, on April 12, 1919. Her parents were William B. and Annie Jane (Gadd) Hamlin. Bernice attended grade school and two years of high school in Holabird and two years of high school in Highmore, SD where she graduated in 1937. Following her high school graduation Bernice attended Northern Normal
1944-45 school year. During their time apart Bernice and Hall continued their courtship and on September 21, 1945 they were married at Bernice’s home in Holabird, SD. Following a short honeymoon trip to Huron, Bernice and Hall returned to Faith.     Bernice and Hall’s first child, Jerome Alan, was born in Rapid City on November 4, 1947. Their daughter, Joanne Marie, was born in Rapid City on January 15, 1950. In January of 1959 Bernice returned to the classroom after she was asked by the Maurine School Board to finish out the school year since their teacher had left at Christmas time. Bernice accepted a job teaching third grade in the fall of 1959 in the Faith City School. She continued taking college courses by extension and summer school from Black Hills State College whenever she could. Eventually in 1970, she earned her B.A. degree in Education. Bernice taught school for a total of twenty-nine and a half years before retiring in 1981. After retirement she continued her teaching career by substituting for several years. Bernice was active in the Faith community and was a charter member of the “Mother’s Club” and the American Legion Auxiliary, Bethel Lutheran Church and Women’s Missionary Fellowship. Bernice and Hall continued to support the youth of Faith during their retirement years. They rarely missed a school athletic event or a program. Her husband Hall passed away on June 1, 1993 of pancreatic cancer.   Bernice lived in Faith in the home that she and Hall rented in 1945 and later purchased in 1947. She kept busy tending her flowers in the summer months and continued to support the children of Faith, as she did for the past 64 years, with her attendance at school activities. In June of 2010, Bernice moved to Mobridge, SD where she resided at the Prairie Sunset Village. She passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at the Mobridge
Regional Hospital at the age of 93 years, 8 months, and 24 days. Surviving family members include her daughter and son-inlaw, Joanne and Terry Wanless, Sacramento, CA; son and daughter-in-law, Jerome and Lanniko Lee, Java, SD; 3 grandchildren, Heather (Chad) Collins, Lexington, KY; Troy (Jessica) Wanless, Plymouth, MN; Klevre Lee, Java, SD; 6 great grandchildren, Hadley, Jack, and Leah Collins, Elliana, Scarlett, and Juliette Wanless; 2 sisters, Annie Tresca,
Palmetto, FL; Jean Rork (Dick Bell) Desert Palm Springs, CA; 2 sisters-in-law, Elzora Hamlin, Sioux Falls, SD; Gladys Hamlin, Gettysburg, SD; and special friends, Dave and Sonja Gebhardt, Faith, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brothers, Wallace, Gordon, Howard, and Floyd, and 3 in infancy. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.funeralhomesofcaring.com.
2012 in review
September 2012 Faith hit a high of 101º on Monday, Sept. 10th. Becky Engel, a FHS senior, is undergoing treatment for leukemia at Fargo, ND. She is the daughter or Leon and Sandy (Veit) Engel. Becky and her mom will be in Fargo for at least two months while she is taking treatments. Cayci Spencer, 3 year old daughter of Joe Spencer (a FHS graduate), of Hayes, was diagnosed with acute leukemia. She is undergoing treatment in Sioux Falls. Cayci is the granddaughter of Jerry and Kristy Spencer. The Faith City Council heard from Justin Inghram at their Sept. 6th meeting. Justin came before the members to explain the plans for his new building that he is putting up on the former Feesable Shop lot. Reid Henschel also approached Council about repair work on the ice house. Longhorns wins football season opener over Dupree on September 2 with a score of 44-20. The varsity volleyball team won an exciting match in 5 close sets in their season opener with Lemmon on September 6th. The girls traveled to Mobridge for the Mobridge-Pollock Tournament over the weekend. The girls lost two of three matches. Marissa Collins was chosen for the AllTournament Team. Mrs. Baye reported at the Sept. 14th school board meeting that work is a little behind on the new school building but as the project progresses that will change. Mrs. Baye and Mr. Daughters presented information on offering high school algebra to 8th graders to give them a higher level of math in preparation for college. Tyrell Bachman won the Saddle Bronc, Bull Riding and All Around Sr. Boy saddles at the State 4-H Rodeo Finals. We had some furocious wind the third Tuesday of the month. It was around 40 mph but felt much stronger than that! It hit Monday night and stayed with us all day Tuesday. The rest of the week was beautiful. Caden Smiley and Ashley Drum were crowned King and Queen at Homecoming Coronation on Sept. 11th. The Faith Booster Club presented the school with a check for $1,000 for uniforms for track and cross country. Mayor Haines commented at Sept. 20th city council meeting that several improvements have been happening around town that haven’t been approved by the city. Anyone making improvements to property, etc. must apply for a building permit from the city. This is for tax purposes for the county. These taxes benefit our school. Among the 160 members of the National Guard 842nd Engineering Co. from our area or with local family ties who returned from a year tour of duty in Afghanistan Contnued on Page 3
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City Council discuss snow removal and salaries By Loretta Passolt
The Faith City Council started the first meeting of the year on January 8th with two executive sessions to discuss personnel. After approving minutes and claims, the first item on the agenda was to decide whether to purchase new mats for the gym and the other City buildings. They have been leasing mats and could purchase them from Hilliard, the company who services the floor, and save money. They have had some near accidents with people tripping on the mats they have now and these would be a better solution. Council approved the purchase of 3 6’x100’ mats, a rack/roller, and clips and straps for the gym area at an approximate cost of $1800, and additional mats for the remainder of the buildings per recommendation by Hilliards, up to $1600. Dave Lutz brought in the annual smoked turkey and cheese tray for the Council from Brosz Engineering, and they thanked him. Wanda Ruth, on behalf of the FHS Senior Class, asked for use of the gym for baccalaureate and graduation on May 19th, with the fee waived. They would also like to use the stage if they would waive the fee. As the City crew has to put up the stage they wouldn’t waive that fee but approved the use of the gym with the stipulation that all denominations be invited to participate in baccalaureate. Wanda then said that they do have someone who would be willing to pay for the use of the stage, beings the City wouldn’t waive the fee. They want to set it up on the south side of th gym rather than the north to give them more seating. It didn’t matter to Council what side it is set up on. Council retired into executive session at 6:00-6:30 to discuss personnel. Council approved holding a joint election with the school on
April 9th. Mayor Haines asked if anyone had any suggestions/changes to the snow removal ordinance. Riley expressed her concern about being able to collect the fine. Mayor Haines said it is a little harder since we don’t have a judge here. He said they need to state a snow amount listed to issue a snow alert. He also wondered about the school parking lots. They haven’t had to do them for the past 8 years, so is it up to the City to clear them? Inghram said in the past the City just shoved the snow to the back and eventually rolled it out to melt. They will have further discussion at their next meeting. Salary increases were the next topic on the agenda. A 2% increase would basically bring the salaries back to where they were before the government lowered the Social Security, etc. taxes withheld two years ago. Some felt the 2% wasn’t enough, and others thought it was fair. Council retired into executive session at this time for further discuss on personnel. Sorry, but they were still in executive session when I left.
Obituary
Patti Storm
2012
were Doyle Udager, Matthew Vig, Eric Flatmoe, Kirk Hulm, Derek Austin, Adam Dauwen, and Carson Chord. Deaths: Andy Fischbach, Alice Thomas, Ruby Thomas, James Reed October The Faith Longhorns hosted the Lemmon Cowboys on Friday, Sept. 28th. The Longhorns scored 52 points and held the Cowboys scoreless. David Ruth has been named a Commended Student in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. Jacob Ulrich is the jr. varsity Little Moreau Conference Cross Country champion. Brock Vance placed second, and Seth Smith fourth. The Faith City Council opened bids for reroofing the community center and public safety building and other construction work, held the second reading of the budget, and approved two building permits at their October 2nd meeting. The cooler temperatures of fall definitely arrived the first week of the month! We had mostly 40s and 50s last week, even a few snow flakes one day, very few. The nights have sure been cold for this early in the season, in the 20s. We’ll have some 60s this week, and maybe some moisture, hopefully in the form of rain, not the white stuff. The Longhorns came home from Bison last Friday night with another big win, defeating the Cardinals 60-12. Four FHS Rodeo Club members qualified for the SDRA HS Showcase at the SDRA Finals in Rapid City. Qualifying were; Tearnee Nelson, Cody Bernstein, Jake Foster and Dalton Sheridan. Last week the Lady Longhorn volleyball team picked up several wins to take their season record to 20-5. The Ladies defeated Tiospaye Topa and Bison. The Longhorns took home 3rd place honors from the Gettysburg Tournament. Tearnee Nelson was named to the All-Tournament team. The Faith girls cross country team placed seventh as a team and the boys were also 7th at the Philip Meet on Ocvtober 10th. We continue to stay dry here in our part of western South Dakota. Temperatures have been
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in the 50s and 60s, although we reached 70s a couple days, with no rain. And, unfortunately, there is none in the upcoming forecast. Hugh E Ingalls, Faith, ranked as fourth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in South Dakota having recorded 371 head of Angus, and John & Tammy Sletten, Faith, ranked as seventh largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in South Dakota having recorded 348 head of Angus with the American Angus Association® during fiscal year 2012. The Faith School 6th grade class created a presentation of the Faith Public/School Library for Continued on Page 5
The Funeral Service for Patti Storm, age 62 of Meadow, were held Saturday, January 12, 2013 at St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lemmon. Pastor Frank Gantt officiated with burial in Gallaway Cemetery at Meadow. Special music was provided by Rhonda Tomac, organist. Serving as casketbearers were Milton, Daryl, and Allen Storm, Fred Gebhart, Fred Reede, Jack Gabbert, Don Borowski, and Jess Carmichael. All of Patti’s grandchildren, her co-workers, and former and current students of Faith High School are considered Honorary Bearers. PATRICIA J. ODER “Patti” was born on September 2, 1950 in Hugoton, Kansas to Peggy Jean (Mills) Oder. She attended school in Kansas and Colorado and graduated from Lemmon High School in 1968. She attended SDSU in Brookings where she graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics. On June 1, 1972, Patti was united in marriage to David E. Storm at St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lemmon. They began their life together in Lemmon where she began substitute teaching and she was the Journalism Advisor. In May of
1973, they purchased a ranch near Meadow where she and David ranched and raised their sons, Scott and Steve. Patti substitute taught at the Progress and Bison schools. She worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a rural route mail carrier for 8 ½ years driving the Meadow and Bison routes. She then worked in Lemmon for Wolff’s Wheel Alignment for 3 years. In the summer of 1995, she returned to college at Brookings to renew her teaching certificate. Patti then taught high school English and Journalism at Lemmon High School for 3 years. In the fall of 1998 she began teaching at Faith High School where she was currently teaching. In 2008, Patti was diagnosed with a lung disease and has been battling it since. She passed from this life early Wednesday morning, January 9, 2013 at her home near Meadow at the age of 62 years, 4 months, 7 days. Patti had a passion for teaching and inspired many students. Teaching English to her students was one of her favorite things to do, but the most memorable are the times spent with her family and grandchildren. She loved attending their school and rodeo activities. Patti was a Leader for many years of the Rough and Ready 4-H Club. Surviving family members include her husband, David; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Chandra Storm, Meadow, SD; Steve and Tara Storm, Spearfish, SD; 4 grandchildren, Bailee, Travis, Riley, and Colton Storm; 1 brother, Jim Swartz, in Minnesota; sisters-in-law, Donna and Janeane; 2 cousins, Jack (Heather) Wilson, and Cris Wilson; and numerous nieces and nephews. Patti was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ivan and Helen Mills, mother, Peggy McClung, father, Walter Ray Oder, brother, Randy Swartz, cousin, Danny Ivan Wilson, and aunt, Betty (Mills) Johnson. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com.
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Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
Faith High School was left in shock this past week when the high school English teacher of many years, Patti Storm, passed away. Patti had suffered with a lung disease for several years but did not let it be known. I visited with Dennis Fernau who thought that he hired Patti in 1999. That means she influenced a lot of our kids in a very positive way. Facebook was filled with positive comments from former students. You can’t ask for more than that! Her shoes will be hard to fill! Our sympathy goes out to her husband, Dave, their children and grandchildren.  The annual Pioneer Cowboy Awards Breakfast (Old Timers Breakfast) is being held during the Black Hills Winter Stock Show Saturday, February 2 in the Fine Arts Bldg of the Central States Fair Grounds in Rapid City. Honorees this year are Marvin Maude, Dale (Doc) Hendrickson and Harold Delbridge. Doors open at 7:00 A.M., program at 8:00. NanCee Maynard is selling tickets at the door. If you want her to hold some for you, her e mail is Nmay2278@rap.midco.net and her phone 605-923-4494. The Marcus Church is getting geared up for their annual fund raiser next Saturday, January 18 at the Community Center in Union Center. Look for a fun afternoon of horse drawn wagon rides for the kids while parents enjoy the silent auction, and a trash and treasure table. There will be a fish pond, face painting and (artificial) tattooing for kids. Soup and dessert buffet for a free will donation. All the fun will start about 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Jim and Vonnie O’Dea went to Wall to Tressa Gabriel's funeral on Monday. They went on to Jim’s sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Marvin Coleman's, and ate supper with them. Wednesday, Harold and I drove to Philip to visit my dad. Irvin was not doing well that day but was O.K. the next day. Tuesday, Jim and Vonnie went to Spearfish to watch grandson Michael Deichert play in the Spearfish-Belle basketball game, with Spearfish winning. Michael made a 3 point basket, and grandma thought it was from nearly the middle of the court. What a smile on Michael's face! He turned 18 Saturday. Bub Thompson had supper with Harold and I Wednesday night. Saturday, Harold talked me into braving the cold and attending the West River Classic basketball games at the Rapid City Civic Center. Due to the expected bad weather on Friday, the games scheduled for that night were moved to early Saturday. Faith and New Underwood played at
12:30 Saturday with Faith winning. Wall lost to Hot Springs in the next game. The championship game at 9:00 that night was between Faith and Hot Springs. I wish now I had written the scores down but I did not. I think we won by 17 points but don’t bet on it, “I been wrong before.” As always it is thrilling to watch our boys play a clean game, show sportsmanship and most importantly, be team players. It is a joy to watch them set up and run a play where you think Cody T is going to the basket and at the last minute he drops it off to Cody B or Caden who then makes the basket. Over the years Faith has had some darn good basketball players but the “team” spirit has set Doug Schauer’s boys apart and ahead. Reggie Rhoden took some pretty hard hits onto the floor but kept on playing. By the end of the night all the teams looked tired, it was a tough day that really took the sap out of them. They’re a good bunch of guys so get out and support them at the next game. The basketball games in Rapid City seem to bring the former “Faithites” out of the house to brave the cold and visit. Some of those were Karen Sletten, Jesse Huschle and family, Bob, Edie, and Cathy Nesland, Dennis and Janet Fernau, Marilyn Ginter, Lisa Wattenhofer, Teri Redden Hill, Kim Langendorfer and husband, George, Kristen Kilmer and family, Don Trainor, and Bernie and Karen Beer. There were probably more that I’m forgetting or did not see. I apologize to some of these gals for using maiden names as I’m not sure of your last names. I think I can speak for Faith and say, “We appreciate all of you coming out to visit and support the Longhorns.” That is also true for the parents, grandparents and fans from Faith, they are appreciated. Harold asked if I remembered when they used to lower the media cube at the Civic Center so they could change the names of the teams that were playing. I sure did. I also remember being there with my cheerleaders and someone washing Teri Bernstein’s muddy, white cheerleading skirt in the bathroom sink. The girls tried to dry it with the hand dryer on the wall. No luck, so Doc Sarlo, Faith’s dentist and dad of one of the cheerleaders, made a rush trip to the laundromat. Bless his heart, the skirt was back and dry in time for the team introductions! We also lost Bernice Lee this past week. She taught Faith’s third grade for many, many years. She and husband, Hall were avid Faith Longhorn fans who took their children, Jerome and Joanne to many games all over the state.
When my family moved back to Faith in the late 60s Bernice was a charter member of “The Mother’s Club.” Those ladies had started saving money to build a swimming pool and in true Faith fashion “they got’er done.” Kids, when you go to the pool remember to say a little thanks to the ole gals like Bernice who worked so you could swim. Our sympathy to the family of Bernice. As I write this I am trying to remember other Mother’s Club members. Could anyone help me out? I’m thinking Mrs. Verdette Thomas, and Minna? Kelly(the ones who owned the grocery store), Blanche Thompson and ??? My mom joined but I don’t remember who the others were. Did you know that one in twelve South Dakotans has a permit to carry a concealed weapon and that South Dakota has the lowest violent crime rate per 100,00 people! Interestingly enough, the states among the top 4 for violent crime also have some of the most stringent gun laws. Hm!
Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden
It was a cold weekend in Central Meade County. The blizzard that was supposed to hit on Friday turned out to be a very cold windy day with flurries off and on. But because of the nasty forecast, Meade 46-1 and other schools and functions were called off for the day. The Faith Longhorns boys won the West River Basketball Tournament on Saturday after playing at Newell on Thursday for the first round. They finished the second round and the championship game at the Civic Center in Rapid City on Saturday. Caden Smiley, Cody Trainor, and JJ Halligan were named to the All Tourney Team and Cody Trainor was chosen MVP. Families of Reg Rhoden, Caden Smiley, and Chaney Keffeler and others spent the day in Rapid City on Saturday for the 12:30 and 9:00 pm games. The boys continue to be undefeated and were scheduled to play Lemmon in Faith on Tuesday. Though several families found themselves in Rapid City from noon until 11:00 pm, many of them found a place to watch the Denver Broncos play, followed by the Green Bay Packers. Needless to say, there were many Broncos and Packers fans who were disappointed that evening throughout Meade County and beyond. The rural junior high boys have started their basketball season with Jimmy Shaw and Megan Long coaching. They will have a home game on Tuesday, January 29. At this time, the Tumbling Tornados are planning a half time performance. They held a Tumblathon on Monday to raise funds for some equipment and other items. A fundraiser in the form of a 'phone-a-thon' for a fire hall at Union Center took place on Saturday morning at Cammack Ranch Supply. They were able to reach $76,000.00 in pledges that will go toward their goal of $80,000.00. Yvonne Cammack will be going on a missions trip to Haiti with the Wesleyan Church from Sturgis in March. If one feels led to help sponsor her to help with funding, please contact her or Wes Labrier. Dana Keffeler, Jone Enright, and Claudine Afdahl headed to Denver Satuday night after the basketball tournament in Rapid City. They were meeting with different folks to check out the new lines of various items for Keffeler Kreations in Faith. Dana will then make purchases for the store, but not before getting to shop for the latest items. The Faith community, as well as present and former students, were saddened by the death of Faith High School English teacher, Patti Storm. Mrs. Storm, as known by her students, was 62 and died Jan.9 at her home near Meadow. Her funeral service was held in Lemmon on Saturday at 11:00 am. She was a compassionate lady who very much wanted to see her students achieve in her class, as well as other endeavors. She also coached the oral interp students. Some have referred to her as their 'best' teacher. She will be dearly missed by many and there will be an emptiness in the school. Our sincere condolences to her family at this time.
Opal Area News
By Kay Ingalls
John and Carmen Heidler were in Faith on Monday.  John took some stock into the auction and Carmen spent the day visiting Dorothy Heidler. Mindy Heidler and girls were there as well and friend John O'Grady joined the group for dinner at Dorothy's. I visited at the CJ Peterson home on Monday afternoon then went on up the creek and visited with Margaret Fogelman for a little while. Spud and Bernice Lemmel went to Sturgis on Monday. Bernice had a 4-H Leaders meeting that evening. Jesse Lesmeister has spent the week at his grandparents, Marlin and Ethel Ingalls, working on a home remodeling project that was started winter of 2012. Thursday, Marlin and Ethel went to Rapid City for project supplies and kept an appointment. Dave and Judy Gano came to the John Heidler home on Tuesday for a good old fashioned visit. Carmen said it was a good time and neighbors don't get that done anymore, it seems. Gotta have a reason to come anymore seems like. Dale Young was a coffee visitor at his neighbors, Spud and Bernice Lemmel on Tuesday. Thursday, Rorey Lemmel came to his folks and had dinner with them. Fogelmans were in Faith on Thursday for repairs and shopping.  Howard, Kay, Rod and Justin Ingalls also went to Faith that day for dinner and to donate blood. Rod and Justin stayed for the ball game and came home with Tracy. Bernice Lemmel made a trip into Sturgis on Wednesday to keep a therapy appointment. Merle Vig is doing a good recovery job after his surgery and kept appointments  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in Faith for check-up and therapy sessions. John and Carmen Heidler went to Rapid City on Friday to keep an appointment.  Weatherwise it was a pretty blustery day, but out this way we may have gotten a half inch of snow but had a good blow. Nathan Ingalls and Clint Weiss spent the weekend in Rapid City. They left Friday night and said travel on I-90 from New Underwood to Rapid City wasn't the best. Rod, Tracy and Justin Ingalls attended the funeral service held in Lemmon on Saturday for Patti Storm. She was the English teacher at the Faith High School. She will be greatly missed by a good many families that her life touched. Our sympathy to Dave Storm and his entire family. Sunday, John and Carmen Heidler went to Spearfish to attend the 90th birthday party for Lois Schuelke Haines McInerney held at the Senior Citizen Center.  Lois is Carmen's aunt. Carmen said a good crowd and a good time was had there.  John and Carmen visited her folks, Norman and McGee Vansickel for a while before coming on home.
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Faith News
We had nice weather most of last week until Friday. Temperatures were in the 30s and 40s, then Friday they only made it to around 20º but with strong winds it felt much colder. Snow started here about mid-morning and continued throughout the day and night, dropping a couple inches or so. Saturday and Sunday were really cold. Faith High School teachers and staff are mourning the loss of one of their teachers. Patti Storm passed away last Wednesday. She had been suffering with a lung condition for the past several years. Patti taught high school English and Oral Interp, taking several students to the State level. She was a special lady and will be missed by family and friends. She influenced many kids’ lives in her years of teaching. Her services were held Saturday in Lemmon. Condolences to
By Loretta Passolt
her family. Cindy Escott recently heard from Ellen Simon that  she and two of her grandchildren have put together a book of Ellen's poems. You can buy one from Ellen.  She'll mail it to you. Her address is  Box 471, Henderson NE  68371-0471. Ellen is feeling very well, and keeping busy with family, volunteering, and her poetry. This week, she will be reading poetry at a womens' meeting in Aurora, NE (a town about 15 miles from her home). The Catholic Daughters sponsored a blood drive last Thursday. They had a good day and appreciate everyone who came to donate. Their next blood drive will be in about two months, so watch for it. I, for one, was not disappointed that the Packers lost their game to the SF 49ers on Saturday. I have never been a Packers fan and never will be! Son Nick has
always been a 49ers fan and I picked it up there. Way to go Niners! The first round of the West River Basketball Tournament was held last Thursday night at Newell. Faith defeated Upton, Wyo. in their first game, 54-44. The nasty weather that moved in Friday morning postponed the tournament to Saturday at the
RC Civic Center. Games ran all day long. The Faith Longhorns brought home the championship title again. They defeated Hot Springs 55-38. This was the 8th or 9th time for the boys. Cody Trainor was named MVP, and he, Caden Smiley and JJ Halligan were named to the All-Tournament Team. Congratulations, Longhorns!!
The jr. high boys will be hosting Eagle Butte this Thursday night at 5:00. The Little Moreau Conference Girls Basketball Tournament will be held at Lemmon starting at 6:00 this Thursday. The tournament will continue Friday night with the finals on Saturday beginning at 1:00. Good luck Ladies!
Girls in Spurs Ladies Night set for Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Rodeo Zone (Ice Arena)
New to the 2013 Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo is the Girls in Spurs Ladies Night! Come pamper yourself at the beauty bar with complimentary mini spa services. Kick up your heels and sample some custom cowgirl cocktails created just for you by Pendleton Whisky. And for the grand finale checkout the new 2013 fashions coming down the runway from our featured fashion retailers the Molly & Gidget Boutique, Ranchers Outlet, and Pink 629. And that’s not all, each ticket holder is registered to win one of the amazing retail prizes to be drawn during the style show! Doors open at 5:00 pm with the style show starting at 6:00 pm. Admission is $20 at the door or FREE with the presentation of a Battle of the Boarders Bronc Futurity ticket at the door! Battle of the Boarders begins at 7:30 pm in the Barnet Arena and is the perfect conclusion to a girl’s night out! Battle of the Boarders tickets are available at www.gotmine.com; 1-800-GOTMINE; At Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Box Office, Kiosks, or Silverado in Deadwood, SD. Grab your girlfriends and head down for a night packed with beauty, fashion, cocktails & cowboys at the Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo Tuesday, Jan. 29th!
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the South Dakota Library Association Conference that was held in Huron, Oct. 3-5.  The Faith Longhorns hosted the Harding County Ranchers on Thursday, October 18th. They were tied at the half. The Ranchers outscored the Longhorns in the third, but the Horns came back within 2 points at the end of the game, losing 28-26. The Longhorns hosted Kadoka Area in their first round playoff game on Tuesday, October 23rd. The Longhorns led by 16 points at the end of the first quarter, and outscored the Kougars 46-14 in the second quarter. The final quarter was a whole different ball game, with the Kougars making a big run on the Longhorns, pulling within 8 points, but the Longhorn defense
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held tough and won 52-44. Friends and family set up a fundraiser for Brett Price to help with medical expenses. In May 2012, Brett Price was involved in an automobile accident in which he sustained severe nerve and tendon damage to his arm and hand. For the nerve and tendons to be repaired the surgery needs to be done as soon as possible to have full use of his arm and hand. Winds of 70 mph or stronger hit our area the third week of October. The metal siding on the overhang of Faith Area Memorial Chapel was torn off. Deaths: Alice Hall, David Rhoden, Arleigh McLellan, Lulu Mae Wilken, Johnny Hostetter, Mary Timm, Irene Starr, Sidney Schad, Arlene Kolbu
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6'7" senior, Reggie Rhoden … gets the jump ball to begin
the championship game in Rapid City at the West River Tournament against Hot Springs. Photo by Sandy Rhoden
West River Tournament against Hot Springs …
#20, Drew Vance, and Reggie Rhoden #5 watching the ball.
left to right: Caden Smiley, Cody Trainor Photo by Sandy Rhoden
Longhorns bring home 4th straight West River Tournament title
The Longhorns traveled to Newell on Thursday, January 10th for the first round of the West River Basketball Tournament. The Longhorns faced the Upton Bobcats in the first game of the night. Cody Trainor and Jarius Halligan led the scoring with 24 and 14 respectively. Quarter scores Faith 10-23-41-55 Upton 13-18-30-44 Individual stats: Caden Smiley 1 asst, 2 reb, 1 stl; Chaney Keffeler 1 reb; Cody Bernstein 7 pts, 1 asst, 1 reb, 3 stl; Cody Trainor 24 pts, 3 asst, 5 reb, 5 stl; Dalton Sheridan 3 pts, 1 reb; Drew Vance 1 asst, 3 reb, 1 blk, 1 stl; Jarius Halligan 14 pts, 1 asst, 2 reb, 7 stl; Josh Afdahl 3 pts,1 reb, 2 stl; Marty Shaff 1 stl; Reggie Rhoden 2 pts, 1 asst, 4 reb, 2 stl; Rio Hulm 2 pts, 1 reb.
Team percentage: 40% of field goals and 75% from free throw line. Round two was postponed Thursday night due to the weather and all games were played at the RC Civic Center on Saturday. In Round 2 the Longhorns took on New Underwood shortly after noon.The Horns were once again led by Cody Trainor, with 16
points, with several other players adding their share. Quarter scores Faith 8-17-30-43 NU 6-14-23-32 Individual stats: Caden Smiley 2 asst, 7 reb, 1 stl; Chaney Keffeler 1 asst; Cody Bernstein 3 assts, 3 reb; Cody Trainor 16pts, 5 assts, 2 reb, 1 stl; Drew Vance 8 pts, 6 reb; Jarius Halligan 9 pts, 1 reb; Josh Afdahl 7 pts, 3 reb,1 stl; Reggie Rhoden 3 pts, 3 reb, 1 blk, 2 stl; Rio Hulm 4 reb The team hit 39% of their field goals and were 71% from the free throw line. This win had the Longhorns taking on Hot Springs for the championship which didn’t get underway until almost 9:00. The Longhorns led from the outset of the game and kept that momentum going the entire game, winning 55-38 for their 4th straight West River Tournament title, and their 9th overall. Hot Springs held them to 9 points in the third quarter but the Horns scored 21 the final quarter. Quarter scores Faith 13-25-34-55 Hot Springs 6-10-20-38 Individual stats: Caden Smiley 3 pts, 1 asst, 1 reb; Cody Bernstein 4 pts, 2 assts, 5 reb,1 stl; Cody Trainor 16 pts, 4 assts, 5 reb, 5 stl; Drew Vance 7 pts, 1 asst, 6 reb; Jarius Halligan 12 pts, 2 assts, 1 reb, 2 stl; Josh Afdahl 2 reb; Marty Shaff 2 pts; Reggie Rhoden 11 pts, 1 asst, 6 reb, 1 stl; Rio Hulm 1 reb The team hit 72% from the free throw line. Cody Trainor was named MVP of the tournament. Cody Trainor, Caden Smiley, and Jarius Halligan were named to the All-Tournament Team.
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Lady Horns have easy win over Cardinals
The Lady Longhorns hosted the Bison Cardinals on January 8th. The JV girls led from the beginning and increased the gap each quarter. Tori Simonson led the Ladies with 8 points, followed by Shali Sheridan with and Taneialle Arneson with 6 each. Quarter Scores  12-21-29-39 Faith      Bison   3-4-6-13 Stats: Shali Sheridan  6 pts, 7 reb, 2 steals;  Brooklyn Schauer  2 pts, 2 reb, 1 assist, 2 steals;  Tori Simonson  8 pts, 2 reb, 3 assists, 4 steals,  Penny Welter  1 pt, 3 reb, 1 steal;  Tanielle Arneson  6 pts, 1 assist, 5 steals;  Michaelah Martin  5 pts, 1 reb;  Katie Bogue 5 reb;  Brandi Enright  4 pts, 5 reb, 2 steals;  Teagan Engel  7 pts, 5 reb, 3 steals The Varsity Game walked away with an easy win. The Ladies had four players in double digits: Marissa Collins led with 27, Tearnee Nelson had 26, Madison Vance had 15, and Shanna Selby 10. Stats: Shali Sheridan  9 pts, 2 reb, 2 assists, 2 steals;  Tearnee Nelson  26 pts, 4 reb, 7 assists, 9 steals;  Madison Vance  15 pts, 2 reb, 3 steals;  Tori Simonson  2 pts, 1 reb;  Shanna Selby  10 pts, 13 reb, 8 assists, 9 steals; Marissa Collins  27 pts, 12 reb, 1 steal;  Tanielle Arneson  3 pts, 2 reb, 1 steal;  Paige Brink  2 pts, 4 reb, 1 steal;  Michaelah Martin  1 steal;  Katie Bogue  1 reb, 1 steal; Brandi Enright  2 reb;  Teagan Engel  2 pts, 1 reb;  Aston Delbridge  5 pts, 4 reb, 1 assist, 1 steal
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Faith Livestock Commission Co. (605) 967-2200
A light run of cattle and sheep here for our sale on Monday, January 14, 2013. Market was a lot higher on lambs with cows and bulls steady to 2 dollars lower. Bred cows and heifers sold on a steady to higher market. Thank you for your business. John Green 121 ..........................wf ewe lambs Max Mathews 159 ......................................lambs R & J Akers 133 ......................................lambs Dawn McKinstry 41 ........................................lambs Cody Capp 88 ........................................lambs
REPRESENTATIVE SALES
69 ...............$140.50 90 ...............$142.00 96 ...............$140.00 80 ...............$146.00 65 ...............$151.00
Lady Longhorns downed by Lemmon
The Lady Longhorns had another home game last week. They hosted the Lemmon Cowgirls on Thursday, Jan. 10th. The JV girls had a tough game. They led the entire game but Lemmon gave them a battle in the final quarter, with Faith winning by only 3 points. Brooklyn Schauer and Brandi Enright were high point scorers with 6 each. Quarter Scores Faith     8-18-24-26 Lemmon     5-9-16-23 Individual stats: Shali Sheridan 2 reb, 2 assists, 1 steal; Brooklyn Schauer 6 pts; Tori Simonson  2 reb; Bonnie Lutz 3 pts; Tanielle Arneson  5 pts, 4 reb, 1 steal; Michaelah Martin 3 pts, 5 reb, 2 steals; Katie Bogue  1 pt, 3 reb; Brandi Enright  6 pts, 5 reb, 2 steals; Teagan Engel  2 pts, 2 reb, 1 assist, 3 steals The Lady Longhorns had their first defeat of the season. Their high point scorer Tearnee Nelson was shut down to only 4 points, and the other high scorer, Marissa Collins only had 3. Madison  Vance scored 15 points and Paige Brink added 10. Quarter Scores Faith   10-21-28-38 Lemmon        11-27-39-58 Individual stats: Tearnee Nelson  4 pts, 1 reb, 1 assist, 3 steals; Madison Vance 15 pts, 5 reb, 1 steal; Shanna Selby  6 pts, 3 reb, 2 steals; Marissa Collins  3 pts, 10 reb, 1 steal; Paige Brink  10 pts, 9 reb, 1 assist, 1 steal 
Reeves L & C 32 ...................Angus heifers 2-20 consignment of 30 ...................Red Angus hfrs 3-5 McLellan Ranch 21 .................blk & bldy cows 10's consignment of 34........................red x cows 6-8's consignment 1..............................red baldy cow Glen Fogelman 1 ........................................red bull R & D Nash 10 ..............................Angus cows 6 ................................Angus cows Jim Bingaman 22 ..........................blk & red cows 16 ..........................blk & red cows
HD ............$1535.00 HD ............$1535.00 HD .............$ 930.00 HD .............$ 925.00 1175 ............$ 78.00 2310 ............$ 94.00 1431 ............$ 73.50 1329 ............$ 72.75 1528 ............$ 72.75 1492 ............$ 71.00
NEXT SALE: MONDAY, JANUARY 21ST
Special Feeder Cattle and Replacement Heifer Sale Sale Time: 10 AM
Expecting 2000-2500 cattle
Consignments:
Bingaman – 260 blk & red steers HR 725-850# Rosenow – 175 Angus calves HR 650-725# Henderson – 275 Char & red steers HR 750-825# Henderson – 125 Char x heifers HR 750-800# Serr – 55 Angus calves HR550# Nash – 55 Angus steers HR 6-650# Lundberg – 60 Charolais heifers HR 5-550# Van Sloaten – 130 Angus calves HR 5-650# Reder – 80 blk & Char x heifers HR 5-600# Reder – 40 blk & Char x steers HR 5-600# Smith – 40 Angus heifers HR 550# More feeder cattle and replacement heifers expected by sale time.
Senior Citizens Menu
Wed., Jan 16: Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Corn O’Brian, Crunchy Cranberry Salad Thur., Jan 17: Creamed Turkey w/Biscuit, Oriental Vegetables, Tomato slices on Lettuce, Fruit Cocktail Fri., Jan 18: Mexican Chicken Soup, Fruity Slaw, Fruit Crisp Mon., Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Day/No Meals Tue., Jan. 22: Macaroni & Cheese, Stewed Tomatoes, Butterscotch Pudding w/Topping, Banana Wed., Jan 23: Chicken Parmesan, Brown Rice, Baked Squash, Cooked Apples Thur., Jan 24: Hamburger on Bun, Hash Browns, Baked Beans, Tomato Slices on Lettuce, Pears Fri., Jan 25: Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Lima Beans, Orange
Upcoming Sales:
Mon., Jan. 28: Special bred cow and sheep sale MONDAy, FEBRUARy 4: NO SALE (BLACK HiLLS STOCK SHOW) Mon., Feb. 11: Special replacement heifer, bred cow & feeder cattle sale SLETTEN ANGUS BULL SALE AT 12:30 pM
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)
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Beginning Producers Ag CEO's begins Feb. 5 in Belle Fourche
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SDSU Extension's Growing Ag CEO's program begins Feb. 5 at the Rancher Grille. Ag CEO's focuses on teaching beginning farmers to use a systems approach to farm business planning. The program will be held on four consecutive Tuesdays, ending Feb. 26. An additional session will be held March 5 for producers interested in obtaining FSA Borrower Training credits. Each session will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. allowing those who work off the farm or ranch to participate. As changes to production systems continue to move forward across the state, nation and world the farm business needs to change as well. Breakeven numbers, developing budgets and creating benchmarks to compare the yearly production and financial performance so changes and improvements to the operation can be implemented are the main focuses of Ag CEO's. "Ag CEO's is a program geared toward beginning farmers," said Adele Harty, SDSU Extension Cow-Calf Field Specialist. "This group of producers is being charged with feeding 9 billion people by the year 2050. With the changes to agriculture during the past 20-40 years, their skill set needs to change in order to accomplish that goal and remain a viable and sustainable operation." To address these changes the general topics for the sessions include: farm vision, resource inventory and management (family, land, crops and livestock), and financial record creation, budget development and analysis and production topics that are personalized to the producers in attendance. Registration for the meeting can be made at www.igrow.org. There is a registration fee for all four sessions, for the first two from the operation. There is an additional fee for the FSA Borrower Training. Questions regarding the program can be sent to Adele Harty at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Rapid City, adele.harty@sdstate.edu , 605-394-1722.
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USDA/Farm Service Agency News
The Dewey, Meade & Ziebach County FSA offices would like to keep you informed of the following items important to USDA programs. If you have any questions please contact the Dewey County office at 865-3522 ext 2, Meade County at 347-4952 ext 2, or Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext 2. IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER: March 15, 2013 – Last day to purchase NAP coverage JANUARY 2013 INTEREST
RATES Interest Rate for Commodity and marketing assistance loans is 1.125 % Interest Rate for Farm Storage Facility Loans is 1.125 7 YEAR Interest Rate for Farm Storage Facility Loans is 1.625 10 YEAR Interest Rate for Farm Storage Facility Loans is 1.875 12 YEAR FLP Farm Operating Loan Interest is 1.250% FLP Farm Ownership Loan Interest is 3.125%
UPCOMING CLOSING DATE FOR NONINSURED ASSISTANCE PROGRAM SIGN UP March 15, 2013 is the application closing date to sign up for the Noninsured Assistance Program (NAP) coverage on most spring seeded crops and perennial forages. Producers interested in obtaining NAP on their 2013 spring seeded or perennial forage non-insurable acreage should visit their local USDA Service Centers on or
before March 15, 2013 to complete a CCC-471, NAP Application for Coverage in regard to the 2012 crop year. NAP coverage is available for crops where insurance coverage is not available through Federal Crop Insurance. NAP is designed to cover losses due to eligible causes of loss including damaging weather, adverse natural occurrences, or a condition related to damaging weather or adverse natural occurrences. NAP is designed to cover any loss of production that exceeds 50 percent of a producer’s expected production. Payments for production loss in excess of the 50 percent threshold are calculated at 55 percent of the values established for the crop. The NAP administrative fee is $250 per crop that is limited to $750 per county per participant with a $1,875 cap per participant for all counties. NAP coverage begins 30 days after the NAP Application for Coverage is filed and the applicable administrative fee has been paid. The administrative fee is nonrefundable. A limited resource producer is not required to pay the administrative fee, but is required to certify to this eligibility and must sign a new application each year. A Farm Bill Extension On January 1st, 2013, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act (H.R. 8) in order to avoid the so called “fiscal cliff”. Included in the language of the bill was the extension of the 2008 Farm Bill until September 30th, 2013. Specific information on how the extension of the 2008 Farm Bill will impact farm programs is currently being evaluated by the USDA. As soon as the information becomes available, the Farm Service Agency will be publishing information to our producers. The Farm Service Agency is currently accepting applications for coverage for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) with a sales closing date of March 15th, 2013. NAP provides a catastrophic level of insurance coverage for crops that are not insurable through private insurance or if private insurance does not offer catastrophic coverage. Applications for coverage through NAP were not affected by the expiration and extension of the 2008 Farm Bill and the Farm Service Agency has been continuing to accept applications.
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Meade County Commission Meeting (Tuesday, January 8, 2013)
Generated by Lisa G Schieffer on Thursday, January 10, 2013 Members present: Alan Aker, Linda Rausch, Robert Heidgerken, and Bob Bertolotto. Meeting called to order at 8:30 AM 1. Call to Order at 8:30 AM Procedural: A. Pledge of Allegiance 2. Reorganization of Commission Action, Discussion: A. Appointment of District 1 Commissioner Motion to nominate Galen Niederwerder for the appointment of District #1 Commissioner. Motion by R Heidgerken, second by L Rausch. Motion was made that nominations cease and an unanimous ballot be cast for Galen Niederwerder to fill the vacancy of Commissioner District #1 held by Gary Cammack. Motion by R Heidgerken, second by L Rausch. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: A Aker, L Rausch, R Heidgerken, B Bertolotto, Meade County Auditor L Schieffer. Action, Discussion: B. Selection of Board Chairperson Meade County Chairman Alan Aker passed the gavel to Meade County Auditor Lisa Schieffer to conduct the nominations for the 2013 Meade County Commission Chairman. Motion to nominate Linda Rausch as Chairman of the Meade County Commission. Motion by A Aker, second by R Heidgerken. Motion to nominate Robert Heidgerken as Chairman of the Meade County Commission. Motion by G Niederwerder, second by B Bertolotto. There being no other nominations. The Board voted by roll call vote. L Rausch – Rausch R Heidgerken – Heidgerken B Bertolotto – Heidgerken A Aker – Rausch G Niederwerder – Heidgerken Robert Heidgerken was named the Chairman for the 2013 Meade County Commission. The gavel was then passed to Chairman Heidgerken. Action, Discussion: C. Selection of Board Vice-Chairperson Motion to nominate Linda Rausch as Vice-Chairman of the Meade County Commission. Motion by B Bertolotto, second by G Niederwerder. Motion was made that nominations cease and an unanimous ballot be cast for Linda Rausch as Vice-Chairman for the 2013 Meade County Commission. Motion by G Niederwerder, second by A Aker. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: R Heidgerken, L Rausch, A Aker, B Bertolotto, G Niederwerder. 3. Meade County Veteran of the Month Discussion: A. Anonymous Meade County Veteran Service Officer Angela Sutton read an insert to the Board. "Man does not die until he is forgotten" Our January "Veteran of the Month" wishes to remain anonymous, as he felt he did not deserve the acknowledgment for doing his "duty". This individual is from an era when one did what it takes to get the mission accomplished; without a lot of fanfare. Not surprising to our staff, this particular veteran was thankful for the acknowledgment, however, he
wanted to redirect the praise to honor his fellow veterans - past, present, and future. Excerpt from speech (Veteran's Day 2007) given by Coulby Dunn, a Vietnam veteran. We recognize that all our veterans have given something of themselves to this country and some have given all laying down their lives to defend the freedoms we hold so dear. Today, as we reflect on the blessings of our liberty we ask our Heavenly Father that we may be faithful stewards of the freedom we have been granted. Let us never forget that we cannot rightfully celebrate the joy of our freedom without remembering the great price paid for that freedom. We stagger at the eternal debt we owe to the untold number of American Veterans who chose to set aside their personal ambitions and dreams to assure the well-being of our great nation. We, the living are indeed the beneficiaries of those who made tremendous sacrifices for the advancement and surety of our liberty. May we always be humbly grateful to those brave American patriots who suffered and sacrificed for the glory of God and for the freedom of all Americans. For those soldiers who have stood guard in peacetime and to those who have seen the terror, the horror and inhumanity of combat and to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice – Let it be said that our soldiers have been there for America defending the Constitution of the United States. To all our veterans we have a simple yet heartfelt message -- thank you. Thank you for your unwavering service in peacetime and war, here in this nation and throughout the world. For all veterans, regardless of their service and the era in which they have served, they have paid the price time and time again. They have defended America through both the best and worst of times and they have performed their duties tirelessly, with little recognition or fanfare. They have sought neither fortune nor fame. It was merely a simple love of America and the freedoms we all cherish so much. Solders know what it is like to stand guard in the chill of the night while others sleep. They understand the meaning of hardship standing watch at freedom's frontier far from their loved ones. It is this devotion to duty that gives us all strength. Looking out on the world we see our Soldiers serving in over 100 countries throughout the world, and the legacy of our veterans continues to inspire our American soldiers today to answer the call to duty. 4. Routine Business Information: A. Items from Department Heads The following Department Heads updated the Board on department matters. Ken McGirr - Highway Department Kirk Chaffee – Director of Equalization Kevin Krull - State's Attorney Ron Merwin - Sheriff Nathan Jagim - Weed and Pest Kevin Forrester - Maintenance Jennifer Voight - 4H Advisor Steve Barry- Coroner (present, no update) Lisa Schieffer –Auditor Jerry Derr – Human Resource/Commissioner Assistant Discussion, Information: B. Opportunity for Public Comment No comments. 5. items from Sheriff Action, Discussion: A. Set Hearing Date for Vehicle Bids Motion to set public hearing to call for bids on three Sheriff Department vehicles for February 6, 2013, at 10:00 am. Motion by G Niederwerder, second
by R Bertolotto Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: R Heidgerken, L Rausch, A Aker, B Bertolotto G Niederwerder 6. items from Commission Action, Discussion: A. Set Elected Official Rate of Pay - FY2013 Motion to set 2013 salaries for Auditor, Treasurer, Register of Deeds, State's Attorney, Sheriff and Coroner as budgeted: 2013 Elected Officials Pay as Budgeted pay Rates, 2012, 2013, % increase State's Attorney, $76,849, $80,000, 4.10% Sheriff, $79,155, $85,000, 7.38% Coroner*, $16,306, $6,000, (-63.2%) Auditor, $57,637, $63,000, 9.30% Register of Deeds, $54,328, $63,000, 15.96% Treasurer, $55,958, $63,000, 12.58% *Coroner's base salary was reduced. However, $10,000 is allocated for 2013 viewings. Discussion took place regarding the Coroner’s pay. Meade County Coroner Steve Barry expressed his concerns to the cut in wages. The Board explained that although the wage was cut, the additional money is still made available through “per viewings”. Motion by A Aker, second by L Rausch. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: R Heidgerken, L Rausch, A Aker, G Niederwerder Nay: R Bertolotto Action, Discussion: B. Set Commission Rate of Pay - FY2013 Motion to approve the rate of pay for the Meade County Commission for FY2013 as $16,691.00. Motion by A Aker, second by G Niederwerder. Discussion was had regarding the motion. Vice Chairman Linda Rausch stated for the record “I believe that benefits represent a large portion of the compensation that is received by County Employees including elected officials, full and part time. Commissioners are budgeted to receive $16,691.00 per year in salary and technology allowance. This is an increase of 6% over last year. They also receive $10,715.00 in healthcare, dental and life insurance coverage, assuming family coverage. Social security, Medicare and workers compensation total another $1,225.00 per year. That brings total compensation to $28,631.00 per year. Not bad for a part time employee! The salary only represents 58% of the total compensation. In a 2010 Survey, it was found that 33% of County Commissioners throughout the State do not receive healthcare and dental benefits. Of the 56% (12% didn’t report) who do receive healthcare benefits, frequently pay a much larger portion of the cost than is paid in Meade County. The trend has been for more Counties to not pay benefits to County Commissioners. In fact, some Counties have been required by the insurance company to drop Commissioners because of their part-time status. In Meade County, part time employees and temporary employees do not receive healthcare and dental benefits, unless they are elected. Meade County has budgeted $59,101.00 for healthcare, dental and life insurance benefits for part time elected officials for 2013. “I do not believe that County Commissioners are paid too much. However, I have never voted for a pay increase, because I believe the total compensation with benefits is more than adequate. I would vote for a pay increase up to $5,000 per year for commissioners to aid them in obtaining alternate healthcare coverage, just as they did before they were elected. If Meade County is ever in the position of not being able to afford the excel-
lent benefits for the full time employees, I would cut the benefits for part time elected officials before I would cut any benefits for full time employees. With the increasing costs of Healthcare, I suggest we cut them now and start saving the money for the inevitable increase.” Commissioner Rausch offered a substitute motion to eliminate healthcare and dental coverage for all part time elected officials for 2013. Motion died for lack of a second. Motion by L Rausch, second none. The original motion was then voted on. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: R Heidgerken, A Aker, B Bertolotto, G Niederwerder Nay: L Rausch Action, Discussion: C. Adopt the Primary and Secondary Legal Papers of Meade County Motion to approve the Meade County Times and Faith Independent as the primary/secondary legal papers for Meade County. Motion by A Aker, second by R Bertolotto. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: L Rausch, A Aker, R Bertolotto, G Niederwerder Nay: R Heidgerken Action, Discussion: D. Committee Appointments for 2013 Discussion ensued on committee appointments for 2013. Motion to go into executive session due to personnel matters. Motion by A Aker, second by L Rausch. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: R Heidgerken, L Rausch, A Aker, B Bertolotto, G Niederwerder Motion to come out of executive session and return to regular session. Motion by G Niederwerder, second by R Bertolotto. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: R Heidgerken, L Rausch, A Aker, R Bertolotto, G Niederwerder. Motion to approve the 2013 liaison and committee appointments as follows: 4-H Board: Robert Heidgerken, Alternate - Bertolotto, Vonnie Akerman, Carol Oedekoven - (term ends 12/31/13), Lance Frei, Connie McPherson - (term ends 12/31/12), VACANT Black Hills Council of Local Governments: Galen Niederwerder, Commissioner Rausch - Alternate Campground Committee: Bob Bertolotto, Linda Rausch, Ron Merwin, Rhea Crane, Jerry Derr Community Action: Connie Burditt, Curtis Nupen Elk Creek Conservation: Galen Niederwerder Faith Stock Show: Galen Niederwerder, Arlie Hulm - President Grant Committee: Lisa Schieffer, Jerry Derr, Angella Sutton, Nathan Jagim Joint Fire/Ambulance Hazmat/ Communications Committee: Bob Bertolotto, Robert Heidgerken, Chief Jim Bush, Angella Sutton Juvenile Detention Center: Alan Aker, Ron Merwin Meade County Fair Board: Robert Heidgerken, Kelly Keffeler - President, VP - Open, Tammy Keffeler - Treasurer Vonda Anderson - Secretary, Leanne Schmidt, Rochelle Schultz, Jacque Lamphere, Jenny Voigt Meade County Housing & Redevelopment: Brett Lynass - Chairman (term ends 12/31/14), VACANT, Dick Rajewhich - (term ends 12/31/16): Barry Furze - (term ends 12/31/15), Linda Lensegrav - (term ends 12/31/16), (Previous members: Robert Powles) Meade County Technical Transportation Committee: Alan Aker, Linda Rausch, Ron Merwin, Ken McGirr, Kirk Chaffee, Bill Rich Mental illness: Dan Meyer - (term ends 12/31/14), Chuck Valades - (term ends 12/31/14), John Hughes - Alternate (term ends 12/31/14), Pamela Kennedy
- Alternate (term ends 12/31/14) Metropolitan planning Committee Executive: Linda Rausch, Robert Heidgerken MpO Citizens Advisory Committee: Ray Dvorak, Bob Burns MpO Technical Coordinating Committee: Ron Merwin, Ken McGirr, Kirk Chaffee, Bill Rich Natural Resource Advisory Committee: Robert Heidgerken, Alan Aker, Ray Dvorak, Alan Olson, Rick Duprey planning Board: Robert Heidgerken Bob Bertolotto, San Monahan - (term ends 12/31/14), Leota Quam - (term ends 12/31/14), Talbot Wieczorek - (term ends 12/31/15), Robert Mallow - (term ends 12/31/15), Bill McCarty - (term ends 12/31/16), Doreen Creed - (term ends 12/31/16) Resource & Conservation Development RC&D: Robert Heidgerken, Galen Niederwerder Sick Leave Bank Committee: Linda Rausch, Lisa Schieffer, Jerry Derr Sturgis Chamber of Commerce: Bob Bertolotto Sturgis Economic Development Corporation: Alan Aker, Alternate Bob Bertolotto, Kirk Chaffee Tri County Conservation: Galen Niederwerder Weed and pest Board: Robert Heidgerken, Kenneth Lee - (term ends 12/31/13), Terry Hotchkiss - (term ends 12/31/14), Dave Fischbach - (term ends 12/31/14), Jim Schroeder - (TBD) Commission Liaison Board: Alan Aker (Building/Maintenance/Director of Equalization), Robert Heidgerken, (Highway/Weed & Pest/Extension Office/ Register of Deeds/Treasurer), Galen Niederwerder (Sheriff), Jerry Derr (Equal Opportunity Employment), Linda Rausch (Auditor/Commission Assistant/Human Resources/State's Attorney/Coroner) Motion by G Niederwerder, second by A Aker. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. R Heidgerken, L Rausch, A Aker, B Bertolotto, G Niederwerder Action, Discussion: E. Commission Liaison Appointments Acted on during 2013 Commission appointments. Action, Discussion: F. Official Payments Contract Motion to allow Chairman to sign the Official Payments Contract. Motion by A Aker, second by R Bertolotto. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: R Heidgerken, L Rausch, A Aker, B Bertolotto, G Niederwerder 7. items from Auditor Action, Discussion: A. Set Rate of Pay for Election Workers for FY2013. Motion to approve the rate of pay for election workers for FY2013 as: Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for schooling; One Hundred Twenty-five Dollars ($125.00) for Election Day; Thirty-seven Cents ($.37) per mile for mileage; Ten Dollars ($10.00) for said election worker if he/she uses their own phone for election purposes at the polling facility. Motion by G Niederwerder, second by A Aker. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: R Heidgerken, L Rausch, A Aker, B Bertolotto, G Niederwerder Action, Discussion: B. Rapid City 514 Election Agreement Meade County Auditor Lisa Schieffer presented to the Board an Election Agreement between the Rapid City 51-4 School District and Meade County. Discussion took place regarding the elections that would be coming up for 2013 and the costs of stand-alone elections and combination of the same with cities and other school districts. Motion to proceed without the County participating in the election for 2013. Motion by R Bertolotto, second by L Rausch. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Continued from prevous page
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Yea: R Heidgerken, L Rausch, A Aker, B Bertolotto, G Niederwerder Action: C. Application for Wine License Shade Valley An application was received from Shade Valley Camp Resort, Inc. for a Retail (on-off sale) Wine license. Motion to set hearing on the application of Shade Valley Camp Resort, Inc. for February 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Motion by A Aker, second by G Niederwerder. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: R Heidgerken, L Rausch, B Bertolotto, G Niederwerder Not Present at Vote: A Aker 8. Dinner Break @ Noon Minutes: A. Recess for Dinner Break 9. items from Equalization and planning @ 1:00 pM Action, Discussion: A. County Owned Summerset Lots Director of Equalization Kirk Chaffee came before the Board to discuss County owned lots in the City of Summerset. The County acquired the five lots from Northwest Pipe. Northwest Pipe asked that if the County ever got rid of the lots that the proceeds be donated to a youth type activity/park or foot trail. The City of Summerset is inquiring from the County whether or not the County would be willing to donate the lots to the City of Summerset. Discussion ensued on an additional lot that Meade County owned in the Summerset city limits. Motion was made to declare the following six parcels as County surplus: 0C.50.07.32 0C.50.07.33 0C.50.07.34 0C.50.07.35 0C.50.07.36 15.DD.OUT4 Motion by A Aker, second by L Rausch. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: R Heidgerken, L Rausch, A Aker, B Bertolotto, G Niederwerder Action, Discussion: B. Nuisance Complaints Meade County Deputy Director of Planning Bill Rich and Meade County Highway Superintendent Ken McGirr came to update the Board on the nuisance complaint of Mountain West Products. McGirr presented a slide show to the Board showing the bark that has accumulated on the County owned shop and surrounding ditches. Rich informed the Board that he had met with the owners and they are considering trying to build a sixteen foot (16’) berm all the way around the property and seed the same so the bark will not being blowing over. Completion should be sometime this summer. Motion to go into executive session due to legal matters. Present were Ken McGirr, Kirk Chaffee, Bill Rich and Ken Chleborad. Motion by A Aker, second by G Niederwerder. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: R Heidgerken, L Rausch, A Aker, B Bertolotto, G Niederwerder Motion to go out of executive session and return to regular session. Motion by G Niederwerder, second by A Aker. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: R Heidgerken, L Rausch, A Aker, B Bertolotto, G Niederwerder Motion to set February 6th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. for first reading on a nuisance declaration for the Mountain West Products property. Motion by A Aker, second by R Bertolotto. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: R Heidgerken, L Rausch, A Aker, B Bertolotto, G Niederwerder 10. items from Treasurer Discussion: A. Bank Depository Solicitation Meade County Treasurer Susan Boadwine came before the Board to present the bank depository resolution for solicitation in accordance with SDCL 7-20-13. Boadwine would like First Interstate Bank be named as the main depository and all others as secondary. Discussion took place regarding the possibility of naming Pioneer Bank as the primary depository. Fees, deposits, ACH, credit cards and other items were discussed regarding a change over if the same occurred. Motion to name Pioneer Bank as the main depository, thus giving the departments up to six (6) months to change from First Interstate Bank, and all others would remain secondary. Motion by A Aker, second by G Niederwerder Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: L Rausch, A Aker, B Bertolotto, G Niederwerder Nay: R Heidgerken Action, Discussion: B. Non-Collectible Mobile Home Taxes Meade County Treasurer Susan Boadwine discussed with the Board noncollectible mobile home tax. A distress warrant was returned to the Treasurer on the September 26, 2012. The owner wanted to make payments to the Sheriff's Office, and was advised payments are not acceptable and to contact the Treasurer’s Office. No such contact was made. The Board advised Boadwine to try one (1) more year for a distress warrant on the same. 11. Items from Commission Assistant Action, Discussion: A. Commission Planning Meeting The Board will have their Commission Planning meeting with Department Heads March 6th, 2013 in Faith, SD. The school will be notified so the government class can take part in the same. Action, Discussion: B. Surplus Auction The Meade School District will be having their surplus auction on May 14th, 2013 and asked if the County would like to go in conjunction with the same. No action was taken at this time. Action, Discussion: C. Set Date for Burditt Section Line on-site Inspection The Board of Meade County Commissioners will be doing an on-site inspection of the Burditt section line matter on January 22nd, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. 12. Recess Meeting – 4:30 pM Reconvene 10:00 AM Information, Procedural: A. Recess Meeting until January 9 @ 10AM 13. Wednesday January 9 Procedural: A. Pledge of Allegiance Discussion: B. Call Meeting to Order @ 10AM 14. public Hearings @ 10 AM Action, Discussion: A. First Reading on Ordinance #21 Director of Equalization Kirk Chaffee came before the Board to present the first reading of revised Ordinance #21 An Ordinance Providing for Temporary Campgrounds in Meade County. Motion to approve the first reading and set second reading for February 6th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Motion by A Aker, second by L Rausch. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: R Heidgerken, L Rausch, A Aker, B Bertolotto, G Niederwerder 15. items from Highway Superintendent Action, Discussion: A. DOT Agreement Meade County Highway Superintendent Ken McGirr, along with Todd Seaman and Tom Horan from the SD Department of Transportation came before the Board to discuss the County considering taking over the I-90 westbound service road, between Deer View Road and Elk Creek Road, which is currently scheduled for construction in FY2014. The plan for construction would be Deer View Road and Spring Valley Road will be widened to approximately 36’
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wide, including 12’ lanes and 6’ shoulders (if gravel) and 4’ shoulders (if asphalt paved). Vertical curves will be improved to meet design standards for 35 mph. This will involve raising the intersection of Deer View Road and Spring Valley Road by 8’. Discussion was had regarding the City of Piedmont having jurisdiction on some roads because they are in the City limits. Seaman explained that the DOT’s agreement would be with the County. If the County wanted to have an agreement with the City, that would be between those two jurisdictions. The SDDOT would offer a financial incentive to Meade County to take over the jurisdiction of the “to be constructed” I-90 west bound service road between exits 44 and 46. Said offers for financial incentives will be based on options regarding construction costs and future maintenance costs. Motion to go into executive session due to contractual matters. Present were Ken McGirr, Ken Chleborad, Kirk Chaffee and City of Piedmont Officials. Motion by A Aker, second by L Rausch. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: R Heidgerken, L Rausch, A Aker, B Bertolotto, G Niederwerder Motion to go out of executive session and return to regular session. Motion by A Aker, second by G Niederwerder. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: R Heidgerken, L Rausch, A Aker, B Bertolotto, G Niederwerder The Board informed the SDDOT that they would ask for a 26’ right of way instead of 36’. The Board also asked if the process for exit 46 could be moved up on the calendar so both exits could be done. Discussion was had on the land left over on the service road on the Elk Vale end. Questions were asked on the STIP funding for the same. The Board also informed Seaman that a gravel option would be better for the County than the asphalt road. The SDDOT will take back the feedback and draft a new agreement for the County. Action, Discussion: B. Improvements and Maintenance on High Meadows Road Meade County Highway Superintendent Ken McGirr gave the Board an update on the same. Action, Discussion: C. Deerview RD Project McGirr gave an update on the Deerview Road project and the possibilities of bringing the road up to better standards. McGirr is going to set up a landowners meeting and discuss the costs of improving the road. Action, Discussion: D. Approve Funding for Piedmont Street Project Meade County Highway Superintendent Ken McGirr, along with Talbot Wieczorek, City of Piedmont Attorney, Chairman Phil Anderson, and Jim Runyan Councilmen came before the Board to ask for the approval of funding for the Piedmont street project. The Board had budgeted $250,000.00 for the same in FY2013 There has been no bid estimates only rough engineer options regarding the same. The Board authorized McGirr to move forward by hiring Brosz Engineering to get bid estimates by the February 2013 meeting. Discussion was then had that there would be a “one-time only” option if changes were to be discussed. Otherwise the bids/plans by Brosz Engineering would be used in their entirety. The Board will then ask that a written agreement be presented by the February 2013 meeting. 16. items from Facilities Director Action, Discussion: A. Highway Department Safety Policy Meade County Head of Maintenance Kevin Forrester and Highway Superintendent Ken McGirr came before the Board to discuss safety related items. Discussion also took place on whether the whole County needed a blanket effect type safety policy for all departments or let the Department Heads manage their own department regarding the same. Motion to direct Human Resource Manager Jerry Derr to work on a Countywide Safety Manual for the County to adopt. Motion by A Aker, second by G Niederwerder. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: R Heidgerken, L Rausch, A Aker, B Bertolotto, G Niederwerder 17. Dinner Break Action: A. Break for Dinner 18. Scheduled items Discussion: A. Sturgis Economic Development Corporation Pat Kurtenbach came before the Board to give the SEDC’s year-end report for 2012. Action, Discussion: B. Natural Resource Committee No updates at this time. Chairman Heidgerken gave the background on the committee for the new Board members. Action, Discussion: C. Mountain Pine Beetle Funding Commissioner Aker brought the funding issue before the Board. Aker showed maps of flights regarding the same and discussed with the Board Meade County’s efforts of staying ahead of the infestation. Also in attendance was Meade County Weed & Pest Director Nathan Jagim who gave input on the same. Discussion was had on possible monies coming out the Governor’s budget from a bill being introduced. The County at this time does not have the same budgeted. Money could be taken out of contingency and if the State does release money for the fight of the same, then the County could possibly be reimbursed. Aker would like to have $50,000.00 additional funds to keep fighting the Mountain Pine Beetle. Motion to move $50,000.00 contingency money to the Mountain Pine Beetle Budget (Title III 216-5-221-429.5). A roll call vote was taken. Motion by A Aker, second by L Rausch. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: R Heidgerken, L Rausch, A Aker, B Bertolotto, G Niederwerder 19. Consent Calendar Action, Discussion: A. Motion to Approve Consent Calendar Meade County Treasurer Susan Boadwine came back before the Board to discuss the bank depository changes. The Board suggested the Commissioner Bertolotto and Boadwine meet with officials at Pioneer Bank regarding fee structures, etc. Chairman Heidgerken asked that the matter of the Alex Radway variance be taken off the consent calendar and handled individually. Motion to approve remaining items on the consent calendar. Motion by A Aker, second by L Rausch. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: R Heidgerken, L Rausch, A Aker, B Bertolotto, G Niederwerder Information: B. Personnel Actions December 2012 Payroll Changes Employee, Action, Effective J. Blakeman, 6-Month Raise to $15.49/ hour, 06/12/12 J. Blakeman, Annual Raise to $15.96 /hour, 12/12/12 S. Boadwine, Annual Raise to $4,996.50/month, 12/01/12 D. Campbell, New Hire at $15.04/hour, 12/10/12 K. Chleborad, Annual Raise to $6,109/month, 12/01/12 D. Crown, Annual Raise to $17.97/hour, 12/02/12 T. Knight, Annual Raise/Longevity to $15.26/hour, 12/04/12 A. Sutton, 6-Month Raise to $3,202.08/month, 12/01/12 J. Urbaniak, Annual Raise to $13.19/hour, 12/01/12 2013 Wages, Effective 12/26/2013 J. Adams, $14.12/hour A. Aker, $1,240.97/month C. Alan, $15.51/hour K. Alan, $11.77/hour C. Anders, $18.94/hour L. Anderson, $15.52/hour K. Andrews, $13.59/hour D. Aplan, $14.30/hour E. Asheim, $18.27/hour C. Averill, $20.83/hour S. Barry, $6,000/year T. Bedford, $17.75/hour D. Berglund, $19.28/hour S. Bergman, $19.03/hour B. Bertolotto, $1,240.97/month J. Blakeman, $16.13/hour S. Boadwine, $63,000/year D. Bostrom, $22.09/hour L. Bratland, $18.52/hour M. Brengle, $14.39/hour R. Brennick, $50/call M. Bueno, $14.39/hour E. Bulau, $19.53/hour D. Campbell, $15.04/hour K. Chaffee, $79,232/year K. Chleborad, $74,033/year K. Cleland, $12.95/hour L. Cleland, $12.95/hour M. Cooper, $14.82/hour R. Crane, $56,968/year D. Creed, $1,200/year C. Cross, $15.89/hour D. Crown,$18.29/hour A. Cummins, $17.78/hour D. Deaver, $63,000/year S. Dempsey, $14.12/hour C. Dennis, $16.93/hour J. Derr, $61.374/year C. Deyo, $23.69/hour M. Droppers, $18.11/hour T. Droppers, $11.77/hour G. Eixenberger, $16.78/hour D. Finn, $14.39/hour D. Fischer, $17.36/hour D. Fish, $16.93/hour V. Fitzpatrick, $18.12/hour M. Flesner, $17.77/hour S. Ford, $16.78/hour K. Forrester, $73.399/year L. Fowler, $14.39/hour S. Frickel, $14.82/hour G. Harmon, $18.94/hour J. Harmon, $16.74/hour S. Harner, $19.19/hour K. Hast, $16.93/hour R. Heidgerken, $1.240.97/month J. Hendricks, $19.53/hour M. Hendrickson, $16.93/hour J. Holzer, $13.64/hour J. Hostetter, $19.53/hour B. Hoven, $14.39/hour T. Huffman, $12.57/hour M. Hulm, $17.79/hour P. Humphrey, $19.98/hour C. Hunt, $16.93/hour G. Hunt, $49,534/year G. Hunt, $19.53/hour S. Huston, $14.83/hour N. Jagim, $50,225/year T. Jensen, $18.65/hour C. Johnson, $60,254/year S. Johnson, $22.09/hour J. Julson, $15.27/hour L. Keszler, $17.77/hour G. Keszler, $18.48/hour S. Keszler, $14.39/hour L. Kinslow, $14.39/hour T. Knight, $15.52/hour S. Komes, $14.39/hour R. Korth, $15.60/hour K. Krull, $80,000/year S. Kuper, $15.51/year R. Lehrkamp, $60,254/year K. Lemmel, $16.10/hour L. Lippert, $17.95/hour S. Majzner, $19.40/hour R. Mallow, $1,200/year V. Martin, $16.38/hour A. Masden, $14.82/hour Continued on next page
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Continued from previous page C. Matt, $50/call D. McCarthy, $18.29/hour B. McCarty, $1,200/year B. McGee, $12.86/hour K. McGirr, $74,033/year R. Merwin, $85,000/year G. Messner, $16.74/hour D. Meyer, $19.78/hour S. Monahan, $1,200/year D. Moncur, $50/call D. Moore, $22.84/hour M. Morse, $53,623/year D. Muller, $48,700/year R. Nasser, $18.84/hour K. O'Bryan, $14.39/hour C. Oedekoven, $18.48/hour J. Olson, $17.11/hour L. Osborne, $16.74/hour J. Peterson, $13.99/hour B. Petrocco, $48,104/year M. Pickett, $16.28/hour L. Quam, $1,200/year L. Rausch, $1,240.97/month Q. Regan, $18.75/hour W. Reichert, $18.02/hour S. Reimer, $18.84/hour J. Rhoden, $22.59/hour W. Rich, $59,722/year J. Ruff, $14.39/hour L. Schieffer, $63,000/year L, Schmunk, $14.39/hour V. Schmunk, $14.39/hour N. Schneider, $18.94/hour R. Schneider, $18.94/hour R. Scott, $20.98/hour B. Severson, $19.28/hour T. Shoun, $17.43/hour B. Simons, $15.27/hour C. Skinner, $18.40/hour C. Smith, $20.03/hour E. Smith, $19.53/hour K. Sorensen, $66,700/year M. Sorensen, $14.90/hour K. Stansbury, $12.48/hour R. Stephenson, $11.77/hour D. Sulzbach, $17.18/hour A. Sutton, $46,553/year C. Swenby, $15.26/hour S. Tegethoff, $44,636/year K. Tifft, $14.39/hour B. Tveidt, $17.86/hour T. Ugland, $14.12/hour S. Ulrich, $15.20/hour J. Urbaniak, $13.34/hour M. Vansickel, $16.45/hour T. Weiland, $13.49/hour C. Weischedel, $17.02/hour R. White, $23.69/hour T. Wieczorek, $1,200/year C. Williams, $22.09/year J. Williams, $17.62/hour T. Wilts, $65,164/year T. Woods, $19.28/hour W. Zuercher, $18.48/hour Action (Consent): C. Minutes of December 4, 14 and 19, 2012 Meetings Approved. Action (Consent): D. Auditor's Report/Treasurer's Report AUDiTOR’S ACCOUNT WiTH THE COUNTy TREASURER To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners Meade County: I hereby submit the following report of my examination of the cash and cash items in the hands of the County Treasurer of this County as of January 1, 2013. Total amount of deposits in bank – 67,494.05 Total amount of actual cash – 4,240.00 Total amount of checks and drafts in treasurer’s possession not exceeding three days – 117,762.56 Itemized list of all items, checks and drafts which have been In the Treasurer’s possession over three days: Postage & Exp. – 0.00 CD’s & Savings – 801,278.90 Pioneer Bank – ($201,278.90) First Interstate – ($500,000) Farmer’s State Bank – ($100,000) First Interstate Bank Spec. Account – 388,401.33 Farmer’s State Bank – 13,440.05 First Trust – 0.00 First Interstate Bank Savings Account – 1,485,329.58 Flex Account – 24,445.63 cc pending – 688.89 Insuff. Funds Checks – 1,628.92 TOTAL – 2,904,709.91 Dated this 1st day of January, 2013. /s/ Lisa Schieffer, Meade County Auditor Action (Consent): E. Register of Deeds Report Approve December 2012 Register of Deed’s Report in the amount of $30,466.00. Action (Consent): F. Claims for Payment THE FOLLOWiNG WERE pAy RAiSES: S Boadwine – $59958.00, K Chleborad – $73308.00, J Blakeman – $15.96, D Crown – $17.97, J Urbaniak – $13.19, T Knight – $15.26, A Sutton – $38425.00 THE FOLLOWiNG WERE pAyROLL CORRECTiONS: R Stephenson – $11.11 THE FOLLOWiNG BiLLS WERE AppROVED AND pAiD: ALLOCATIONS: Crisis Intervention – $460.00, Dakotabilities – $180.00 SALARiES: Commissioners – $6577.50, Auditor – $14421.58, Treasurer – $23086.11, States Attorney – $35362.15, Maintenance – $27415.65, Director of Equalization – $41123.23, Register of Deeds – $12239.12, Veteran Service/Emergency Management – $3202.08, Human Resources – $7892.15, Sheriff – $92887.34, Jail – $65998.08, Coroner – $2150.50, Fire Protection – $1203.20, County Nurse – $4263.24, Weed & Pest – $7106.86, Highway – $79177.05, Communications – $22327.59 SUppLiES, SERViCE, EQUipMENT: 24/7 Sobriety Program – $212.00, A&B Welding – $9.60, Aker Woods – $2002.50, G Biegler – $120.00, Bierschbach Equip – $47.88, BH Chemical – $785.10, Butler Machinery – $133.08, Campbell Supply – $16.45, Cash-Wa – $908.45, CBH – $11803.52, CBH – $11848.12, Chain Saw – $3211.56, City of Faith – $123.20, Dakota Business Center – $237.20, Earthgrains – $221.91, R Engelhaupt – $20.00, Executive Mgmt – $72.00, Fastenal – $20.62, Fedex – $18.46, First Interstate – $3794.89, C Gehringer – $100.00, Godfrey Brake – $2652.49, Gossard Dirtwork – $2040.82, Grainger – $83.64, Great Western Tire – $481.92, Grimms – $23.58, C Harkins – $212.50, Industrial Supply – $511.58, Jacobsen Ford – $79.13, D Janz – $212.50, John Deere Financial – $1337.00, Johnston Hardware – $25.98, Key City Glass – $66.00, KRCS – $40.00, Lynn’s – $21.08, Mid-States Organized – $150.00, J Moss – $48.12, Motorola – $16813.15, T Mutchler – $990.00, National Academy of EMD – $130.00, Nyacor – $172.21, Owens – $863.79, M Pates – $1207.50, Pheasantland Ind. – $306.58, R Dawson – $737.65, Quill – $51.99, Redwood Toxicology – $13.50, A Reuer – $45.90, Rocky Mtn Inst. – $300.00, Rushmore Office – $318.05, SD Public Assur Alliance – $159064.01, SD State Treas – $185.43, SDACHS – $225.00, SDML Workers’ Comp – $51814.63, Servall – $207.20, Skillpath Seminars – $299.00, Stationers – $195.94, Sturgis Napa – $205.70, R Tamez – $97.70, Sharpening Shop – $40.00, Twilight First Aid – $54.00, US Foodservice – $2073.22, Wellmark Flex Benefits – $207.00, Western Comm. – $333.60, D Whitaker – $7397.75, Xerox – $1127.28 MiLES, MEALS, LODGiNG: S Barry – $538.14, Knuckle Saloon – $127.29, C Matt – $64.75 COURT-AppOiNTED ATTORNEy: Fitzgerald – $1787.10, Frederickson – $1930.60, Gunderson, Palmer – $925.93, R Haivala – $1803.70, R Hymans – $239.05, J Stielow – $3667.16, Wilde & Hunt – $578.15 MENTALLy HANDiCAppED: MENTAL iLLNESS: Audra Malcomb Consulting – $1534.53, Behavior Mgmt – $750.00, D Cody – $15.00, D Hosmer – $157.64, Lewis & Clark – $149, L Lewno – $150.45, Penn Co. – $534.00, Penn Co Sts Atty – $645.00, Rapid City Regional Hospital – $3025.40, Shepherd Reporting – $55.00, Yankton – $2091.38, K Swanda – $15.00, K Thompson – $520.28, Yankton Co. Sheriff – $50.00, Yankton Co. Treasurer – $207.50 SUppORT OF pOOR: pUBLiSHiNG: BHWG – $628.75, Faith Ind. – $386.63, RC Journal – $116.20 UTiLiTiES: BHP&L – $1190.46, Butte Electric – $113.68, Golden West – $552.97, Grand Electric – $92.40, Kieffer Sanitation – $50.14, Knology – $1949.58, McPherson Propane – $262.24, Midcontinent Comm. – $57.20, Sturgis Water – $1612.40, West River Elec – $283.79 JURy FEES: C Adams – $10.74, B Alexander – $61.10, D Anderson – $10.74, M Brengle – $11.48, L Briney – $19.62, V Brink – $64.80, R Burns – $62.58, P Cass – $50.74, D Christman – $63.32, M Dover – $66.28, G Gonzales – $14.44, S Gramberg – $67.76, I Jordan – $14.44, M Kayras – $15.18, B Keeton – $11.48, A Kelley – $23.32, D Kerstiens – $61.10, A Lackey – $29.24, J Lamont – $14.44, L Magelky – $52.22, M Marler – $55.18, J McEachran – $11.48, M McGinnis – $87.70, J McKinstry – $21.10, P McLellan – $61.84, L Moon – $57.40, J Olson – $61.10, J Pepper – $26.28, M Rhian – $27.02, C Richardson – $64.80, R Ruby – $64.80, A Salazar – $50.74, S Simons – $50.70, C Spencer – $51.48, D Stocklin – $127.70, D Stoor – $62.58, C Tschetter – $24.80, M Vanvugt – $26.28, K Vasknetz – $50.74, C Weisz – $50.74, C Wheeler – $10.74 VARiOUS FUNDS: Norwest Bank, matching Social Security – $31996.75, SD Retirement System, matching retirement – $27819.78, county share of health and life insurance – $82286.10. Action: G. Alex Radway is requesting a setback variance for a new house on Lot 3 of Marvel Mountain Estates in 4-27 Motion to approve setback variance. Motion by A Aker, second by R Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: R Heidgerken, L Rausch, A Aker, B Bertolotto, G Niederwerder Action: H. Rick Jordan has a preliminary/final plat of Lot J4 & J5 of Pleasant Valley Road in 33-5-6 Approved. Action: I. William Gikling has a preliminary/final plat of Lots 1 & 2 of GSG Subdivision & Dedicated ROW of New Underwood Road in the NWSW, SWSW of 32-3-11; NESE, SESE of 31-3-11 Approved. Action: J. Tom Terpening has a preliminary plat of Lot 1BC of Louie Storm Subdivision #2 in the NENW of 17-4-5 Approved. 20. Adjourn Action, Procedural: A. Adjourn the Meeting Motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion by A Aker, second by R Bertolotto. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: R Heidgerken, L Rausch, B Bertolotto, G Niederwerder Nay: A Aker APPROVED: ________________________ Robert Heidgerken, Chairman ATTEST: ___________________________ Lisa Schieffer, Auditor Published January 16, 2013 at the approximate total cost of $408.06
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new taxes, tax increases and tax expansions. But the problem with the contractor tax was that the owner of a construction project often was paying it more than once. Carlson, a prominent figure in South Dakota’s construction industry, was elected in 1982 as a Republican candidate to the state Senate from Sioux Falls. He tried to straighten out what he saw as double taxation. Today the contractor excise tax is the third-largest source of revenue for state government’s general fund, after the sales and use tax and video lottery. The tax brought in nearly $65.7 million in fiscal 2011 and nearly $83 million in fiscal ’12. It is forecast to generate nearly $84.6 million the current 2013 fiscal year that ends June 30. Carlson said state government needed additional revenue to replace the funds lost through repeal of the personal property tax, which Carlson described as one of the worst taxes that South Dakota has ever had. “It was well known as the liar’s tax,” he said. Carlson generally favored the contractor excise tax but wanted it simplified so it didn’t fall on subcontractors too. “It’s a fair tax. Everyone can pay for it,” he told the committee Wednesday. “I can’t see any reason why it should be repealed.” Some legislators have dis-
Sen. Ryan Maher’s Legislative Report
Greetings from Pierre. We just finished our first week of the 88th Legislative Session, which started on January 8th. I am proud of the fact that we serve as citizen lawmakers and take great pride in our accessibility to all of you as constituents in our district. Our regular jobs and involvement in local community activities allows us to stay grounded and held accountable.  This is my seventh session and the start of my fourth and final term as your Senator for District 28.  Over the next two years I will be serving on the Senate Education Committee, the Senate Commerce Committee and I will be the chairman of the Senate Tax Committee. I will also serve as a Major Whip to the Republican Caucus.  On Tuesday, we heard the Governor’s State of the State address where he provided and shared optimistic outlook on the current status and future of our great state. Stewardship was the theme of this year’s address. It is an understood concept by all of us who know how to pay our bills and be an asset to society. The criminal justice reform legislation will be a focal point for this legislative session, and I look forward to the rewards of this bill with an increased focus on alternative sentencing, mental health, and integrate our prisoners back into society as much as possible. All of this will require an upfront investment of money and people, but we can hopefully avoid the need to build more prisons in the very near future. Along with my fellow senators, my hope is that we can find ways to create true economic development throughout all of South Dakota with a strong focus of bringing more young people back in our rural communities. Housing is a critical component along with the necessary job opportunities. Lastly, we should give upfront knowledge on potential taxes and rebates we may see during this session. This week in Senate Tax we heard from Henry Carlson Jr. who was a state legislator from 30 years ago when he helped reform South Dakota’s contractor excise tax. The tax was instituted in 1979 as part of a sweeping package of
cussed eliminating the tax as a step to make South Dakota more attractive for new and expanding businesses. State Revenue Secretary Andy Gerlach, a member of Daugaard’s cabinet, also spoke to the Senate Tax committee Wednesday after Carlson’s remarks. “Right now we think it’s about as fair a tax as you can have in South Dakota,” Gerlach said. The State of the Judiciary reminded many of us of the fact that we have a shortage of lawyers in rural areas, which is related to my earlier mention of the need for more young families in rural communities. Our current drug and alcohol alternative courts proved they assist in rehabilitation of troubled citizens, and Chief Justice Gilbertson continues to expand their presence. Vet-
erans needs are more important now than ever, with the most troubling statistic of how we are losing more soldiers back home from suicide than we lost overseas with the recent Iraq and Afghanistan wars. We all must do our part to provide help to our fellow neighbors that are veterans. Mental health services must take precedence and we owe that to folks who need the help the most. Please keep in touch on the issues and feel free to contact me at (605) 850-3598 or at my legislative 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 Legislature.  As always you can follow everything online at http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2013/index.aspx
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LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWAS proceedings of the Common Council City of Faith, SD
The Common Council for the City of Faith, South Dakota met in regular session on December 27, 2012 at 5:30 P.M. in the Community Room of the Community Center. Mayor Haines called the meeting to order, Brown called roll call, and Mayor Haines led the Pledge of Allegiance. Council members present: Riley, Inghram (5:45 PM), Nolan, Spencer, and Hellekson. Council members absent: Lightfield. Others in attendance were: Debbie Brown, Loretta Passolt, and Donn Dupper. Spencer made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to approve the agenda removing items # 12 and #14. Motion carried. Spencer made a motion, seconded by Riley to approve minutes of the November 26, 2012 and December 4, 2012. Motion carried. CLAiMS AppROVED: The following claims were presented and read: Utility Department, Salaries – $6,718.07; Finance Office, Salaries – $4,672.84; Police Department, Salaries – $4,285.25; Bar & Liquor Store, Salaries – $2,366.76; Janitor, Salaries – $1,350.12; Ambulance Department, Salaries – $5,211.17; James Crockford, Landfill Manager – $263.23; Angela Ostrander, Library Supervisor – $123.13; Linda Olson, Library Assistant – $620.22; Noma Welter, Library Sub – $133.39; Amy Ulrich, Library Sub – $109.88; Missouri River Energy Services, Supplemental Power, Member Dues, WAPA – $21,510.80; Farmers State Bank, Federal Excise Tax – $368.97; Farmers State Bank, SS & Withholding – $2,611.77; Farmers State Bank, SS & Withholding – $877.44; Express, Intra/Inter Access Expense – $1,218.41; Combined Insurance, Supplemental Insurance – $34.80; Afdahl's Appliance Sales & Services, Professional Services – $200.00; SD State Treasurer, Sales Tax – $4,569.43; Farmers State Bank, 911 Surcharge – $309.80; Adams Machining & Welding, Pepair MV Parts – $15.28; AT&T, Purchase of Accts Receivable – $146.14; Avenet, LLC, Annual Service Package – $350.00; Banyon Data Systems, Inc., Payroll & Utility Billing Support – $1,540.00; Black Hills Pest Control, Inc., Spraying for Pests – $400.00; Brosz Engineering, Inc., Map – $10.00; Business Forms & Accounting, W2's & 1099"s – $137.50; Butler Insurance Company, Insurance-Fiber Cables – $143.00; CenturyLink, Service Expenses – $5.16; Consortia Consulting by Telec, General Consulting & Settlements – $2,135.00; Dakota Backup, Professional Services – $35.00; Department of Revenue, Drivers Licensing – $160.00; Dupper, Gloria, Reimburse for Bar Supplies – $31.74; Emergency Medical Products, Inc, Supplies – $201.11; Evergreen Supply Company, Oxygen Cylinder Lease – $13.73; Faith Independent, Publishing – $222.16; Faith Lumber Company, Supplies – $1,600.93; Firefox Rescue Equipment, Inc., Battery – $214.00; Golden West Technologies & Internet Sol Internet Help Desk, HD Subscriber Count Chg – $2,141.61; Golden West Telecommunications, Special Access – $2,540.40; Gordie's Farm Service, Repair on Backhoe – $250.00; Grand Electric, Wiring at Faith Museum – $1,037.67; Hillyard, Supplies – $122.75; Iron Horse Ag Service, Repair & Maintenance – $337.64; Lynn's Dakotamart, Supplies – $282.52; M & D Food Shop, Gasoline – $1,989.72; MMI Entertainment, Karoake – $400.00; Maguire Iron, Inc., Professional Services-Water Tower – $9,270.00; Mid America Computer Corp., Toll Messages, Cabs Processing Charge – $717.26; Neve's Uniforms & Equipment, Boots, Hats, Coat & Supplies – $407.70; Physician's Claims Company, Ambulance Billing – $574.75; Prairie Community Health, Inc., Ambulance Supplies – $48.00; Reliable Office Supplies, Office Supplies – $176.32; Rick's Auto, LLC, Repair & Maintenance – $1,421.00 Servall Uniform/Linen Co., Mats, Mops, Fresheners – $1,198.61; South Dakota Network, 800 Database Landline – $18.58; South Dakota Retailers, Dues – $100.00; VFW, Flag – $35.00; Vila's Pharmacy & Healthcare, Supplies – $31.29; Altec Industries, Inc., Professional Services, Supplies – $1,508.79; Bogue & Bogue Law Offices, Attorney Fees – $9,800.00; Border States Electric Supply, Supplies – $1,657.15; CWD Aberdeen, Supplies – $535.14; Dakota Business Center, Library Supplies – $22.36; Debbie Brown, Finance Officer, Postage, Misc – $26.27; Faith Lumber Company, Supplies – $288.47; Farmers State Bank, Library Safe Deposit Box – $12.00; Farmers Union Oil, Gasoline – $2,916.51; Fisher Gas Company, Propane & Tank Rent – $3,862.26; Eddie Henschel, Ambulance Laundry – $94.60; Jenner Equipment Company, MV Parts – $87.35; Jerome Beverage, Beer – $5,322.35; Johnson Western Wholesale, Liquor – $2,665.96; Northwest Beverage Inc., Beer – $4,456.25; Rick's Auto, LLC, Repairs & Maintenance – $392.50; Roys Pronto Auto Parts, Repairs & Maintenance – $124.46; S&S Roadrunner, Misc – $241.10; SD Municipal Electric Association, Membership Dues – $523.00; SD Municipal Liquor Control Assoc., Membership Dues – $25.00; SD Municipal Police Chiefs' Assoc., Membership Dues – $95.59; Schwans, Misc – $115.73; SD Govern. Finance Officer's, Membership Dues – $40.00; SD Human Resource Assoc., Membership Dues – $25.00; SD Municipal League, Membership Dues – $391.43; SD State Electrical Commission, Membership Dues – $40.00; SDML Workers Compensation Fund, Workers Compensation Insurance – $12,661.00; Servall Uniform/ Linen Co., Mops, Mats, Fresheners – $149.97; Sodak Distributing Company, Liquor – $1,034.02; Tri State Water, Water – $24.80; Verizon Wireless, Ambulance & Police Cell Phones – $260.17 Vila's Pharmacy & Healthcare, Supplies – $5.37. Spencer made a motion, seconded by Nolan to approve all claims. Five yes votes. Motion carried. The November revenues were $197,590.97 and the November expenditures were $464,625.03. RESOLUTiONS & ORDiNANCES: Inghram introduced the following resolution for its adoption: RESOLUTiON NO. 12-27-12-01 WHEREAS the City of Faith needs to transfer and that the Finance Officer be authorized to transfer funds as of November 30, 2012 in accordance with the adopted Budget Plan: 320.00.............. from General to Ambulance Restricted Cash 2,000.00.............. from Electric to Capital Outlay 250.00.............. from Water to Capital Outlay 1,000.00.............. from Sewer to Capital Outlay 6,000.00.............. from Telephone to Capital Outlay 2,351.89.............. from Liquor to General 6,000.00.............. from Telephone to General Seconded by Nolan. Five yes votes. Motion carried. Hellekson introduced the following resolution for its adoption: RESOLUTiON NO. 12-27-12-02 WHEREAS the City of Faith needs to transfer and that the Finance Officer be authorized to transfer from the Contingency Fund in accordance with SDCL 9-21-6.1: 11,000.00.............. from Contingency Fund to General Government Building 1,000.00.............. from Contingency Fund to Finance Office 55.00.............. from Contingency Fund to Insurance and Bonds 3,600.00.............. from Contingency Fund to Police 2,500.00.............. from Contingency Fund to Streets 2,500.00.............. from Contingency Fund to Ambulance 1,000.00.............. from Contingency Fund to Economic Opportunity Seconded by Inghram. Five yes votes. Motion carried. BiDS: 6:15 pM – Open Bids for Digger Derrick Truck: There were not any bids received at this time. Riley made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to bid the digger derrick truck out again soon. Motion carried. Committee Meetings: Committee meetings were held. 2013 Salaries: Inghram made a motion, seconded by Spencer to table the salaries until January 8, 2013 meeting. Motion carried. JUTS program for Jon Collins: Jon Collins will be attending the Joint Utility Training School on January 22 through January 24, 2013 in Sioux Falls. Fire List Update: Spencer made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to remove Brandon Medrud, change Charlie Steen, Paul Peterson, and Wyatt Clark to inactive and take the following off of the inactive list, Brian Berglund, Bill Hibner, and Brian Maloney. Motion carried. Nolan made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to approve the following Fire List from the Fire Department: Anthony Fisher; Charlie Steen, Inactive Reserve; Glen Haines; J.R. Holloway, Inactive Reserve; Justin Haines; Randolph Thomas, Inactive Reserve; Arlen Frankfurth; Cindy Frankfurth, Inactive Reserve; Paul Peterson, Inactive Reserve; Shara Haines; Tim Bernstein, Inactive Reserve; Scott Gray; Fred Hulm; Ace Inghram, Inactive Reserve; Bill Hibner; Mike Merriman; Brian Medrud, Inactive Reserve; Gordie Collins, Inactive Reserve; Rusty Kilby, Inactive Reserve; Jerry Spencer; Joe Taylor; Scott Vance, Inactive Reserve; Lee Mortenson; Russel Johnson, Inactive Reserve; Brian Maloney; Melitta Martin; Bruce Humble, Inactive Reserve; Mykal Shaff; Austin Frankfurth; Cody Teller, Inactive Reserve; Jon Dueter, Inactive Reserve; Kasey Schuelke, Inactive Reserve; Brian Berglund; Jeff Brown; Wade Nelson; Wyatt Clark, Inactive Reserve; Scott Walters; Marty Niederwerder; Elson Fischbach; Marty Shaff. Motion carried. Ambulance List Update: Riley made a motion, seconded by Inghram to approve the following ambulance list: Terry Bottjen; Kris Escott; Carmen J. Fees; Lila C. Fisher; Arlen Frankfurth; Austin Frankfurth; Cindy Frankfurth; Joseph Gould; Glen Haines; Wes Heidlebaugh; Fred Hulm, Inactive; Janna Johnson; Michelle P. McGraw, Inactive, Brandon Owen; Juanita L. Selby, Inactive; Michael Stocklin. Motion carried. Surplus property and approve Appraisers: Riley made a motion, seconded by
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Hellekson to approve to surplus a 2,000 gallon aviation gas tank and approve David Kilby, Mike Fisher and Brian Berglund as appraisers and advertise. Five yes votes. Motion carried. Quotes on Christmas party: The following quotes were received for an 8 ounce prime rib, baked potato, three salads and toast for a City Christmas Party in January: Branding Iron Inn – $13.95/plate Lonny’s Steak House – $ 9.95/plate Riley made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to accept Lonny’s Steak House quote. Inghram – no. Four - yes votes. Motion carried. Spencer made a motion, seconded by Nolan to buy one round of drinks for everyone at the City Christmas party. Inghram, Riley and Hellekson – no. Spencer and Nolan – yes. Motion failed. Riley made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to approve to prepay for seventy meals and have the party on January 18th. Motion carried. Direct TV at the Lonetree: Nolan made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to table for more information. Motion carried. Approve Liquor Licenses: Spencer made a motion, seconded by Nolan to approve the following licenses for 2013: City of Faith (Package Liquor and Retail On-Sale Liquor), Community Pharmacies, Inc. (Retail On & Off Sale Wine) and Lonnys Steak House (Retail OnSale Liquor). Motion carried. Handicap access discussion at the park: Spencer made a motion, seconded by Riley to table until further information. Motion carried. Culverts: Spencer made a motion, seconded by Riley to table. Motion carried. Job Descriptions: Riley made a motion, seconded by Inghram to look over what was given so far for job descriptions and discuss further at the second meeting in January. Motion carried. ice Skating Rink: The Fire Department asked if they could fill the Ice Skating Rink for training. Inghram made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to approve the fire department to fill the skating rink. Motion carried. ice House: Riley asked where we were at with the Ice House restoration and she noticed the electric wiring had been done. Mayor Haines state Reed Henschel would be working on it as soon as the weather allowed. Curb and Gutter cut: Riley wondered about a curb being cut in the alley between Dusty Schultes and Tyler Fisher. Riley made a motion, seconded by Inghram to quote it in May. Motion carried. Water Tower: The water tower had been inspected and is in need of some repairs which is probably going to need to be bid out. Spencer made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to bid out the repair of the water tower in May to be fixed in June. Five yes votes. Motion carried. Rancher’s Forum/pen of Three: The extension office would like to do the Rancher’s Forum and the Pen of Three together and have it at the Salebarn on February 7th. Inghram made a motion, seconded by Nolan to do the same thing for the Rancher’s Forum as we did last year. Motion carried. Carnival: Inghram made a motion, seconded by Spencer to have the carnival come again for Stock Show and pay what is not raised in the fund raisers or donated. Five yes votes. Motion carried. Handicap Accessible pool Lift: Inghram made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to approve the purchase of the handicap accessible pool lift in the
amount of $4,043. Five yes votes. Motion carried. Snow Removal: Much discussion was held in regard to snow removal. The current ordinance is in need of updating. Inghram made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to start with the changes to the ordinance at the next meeting. Motion carried. Arrears List: Council reviewed the arrears list. Executive Session: Nolan made a motion, seconded by Riley to retire into executive session at 5:45 PM to discuss personnel. Motion carried. Mayor Haines declared the Council out of executive session at 6:00 PM. Riley made a motion, seconded by Nolan to retire into executive session at 7:00 PM to discuss personnel. Motion carried. Mayor Haines declared the Council out of executive session at 7:50 PM. Nolan made a motion, seconded by Spencer to adjourn. Motion carried. _______________________________ Glen Haines, Mayor ________________________________ Debbie Brown, Finance Officer Published January 16, 2013 for a approximate cost of $162.11
NOTiCE OF VACANCy MUNiCipALiTy OF FAiTH
The following offices will become vacant due to the expiration of the present term of office of the elective officer: Council Member – Mayor– 2 year term Council Member – Ward One – 2 year term Council Member – Ward Two – 2 year term Council Member – Ward Three – 2 year term Nominating petitions for these seats may be filed in the office of the Finance Officer by any registered voter of the City of Faith at the Faith Community Center, Faith, SD between the hours of 7:30 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., MST, beginning the 25th day of January, 2013 and not later than the 22nd day of February, 2013 at 5:00 P.M., MST. Debbie Brown, Finance Officer City of Faith Published January 16 & 23, 2012 for an approximate cost of $20.14
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Faith, SD seeking candidates for the position of superintendent of schools with Special Education Directors duties to be determined. Application materials available at www.faith.k12.sd.us or contact Dr. Julie Ertz at 605.391.4719 or jertz@asbsd.org. F19-1tc
PANY in Hoven, SD is seeking a General Manager. Generous benefit package, competitive salary. For more information or application materials, call (605)948-2222. FINANCE OFFICER: The City of Miller is accepting applications for a City Finance Officer. Position responsibilities include finance office administration and management, human resource management and other duties. Salary DOE, plus benefits. Applications and/or more information available at the City of Miller, 120 West 2nd Street, Miller, SD 57362 or by calling 605853-2705. Deadline for application submittal is 5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2013. EOE. EQUIPMENT OPERATOR/MAINTENANCE WORKER: Haakon County Highway Department. Must have a commercial driverís license or be able to obtain one within three months of hire date. Benefits package offered. Open until filled. Apply: HC Highway Department, 22260 Lake Waggoner Road, Philip, SD 57567. 605/8592472. Haakon County is an EOE. COMMUNICATIONS OPERATOR, $16.14-$19.64/hr. Visit: www.cityofbrookings.org. Submit application/resume to City of Brookings, PO Box 270, Brookings, SD 570060 2 7 0 , dlangland@cityofbrookings.org. RDO EQUIPMENT CO. ñ Competitive wages, benefits, training, profit sharing, opportunities for growth, great culture and innovation. $1,500 Sign on Bonus available for Service Technicians. To browse opportunities go to www.rdoequipment.com. Must apply online. EEO. GRAIN FARM HELP. Onida, SD. Full-time. Operating large farm equipment, trucks, tractors, sprayers & planting equipment. Good driving record. General maintenance. Salary/hourly DOE. 605280-7038. FOR SALE INSULATED CONCRETE TIRE TANK LIDS for rubber tire tanks. Custom made, 4í-12í width. Center float hole and drinking holes. Permanent lids. Hildebrand Steel 1877-867-1485. LOG HOMES DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig Connell, 605-264-5650, www.goldeneagleloghomes.com. MISCELLANEOUS SAWMILLS FROM ONLY $3997.00. Make & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info/DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com 1-800-578-1363 Ext.300N. OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY $1500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS! EXP. OTR Drivers, TBI, 33¢/34¢, $375 mo., health ins., credit, 03¢ safety bonus, Call Joe for details, 800.456.1024, joe@tbitruck.com. 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.
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258 ± acres of native grass and grass/alfalfa mix available beginning March 1, 2013. Located near Red Elm, approximately 10 miles west of Dupree, adjacent to US Highway 212. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: South Half of Section 28, T13N, R19E, Ziebach County, less appx 62 acres located in and south of highway right of way. BIDDING PROCEDURE: Written bids for the entire 258± acres in one contract, for a term of 3 years, are due at Fredericks, Peebles & Morgan, LLP, by 5:00 PM MST on Friday, February 1, 2013. Faxed bids will be accepted. No late or oral bids will be accepted. ADDITIONAL INFO: Interested bidders must contact Tracey Zephier at Fredericks, Peebles, & Morgan, LLP, via phone or email, to obtain a bid packet that includes FSA details, maps of the subject property, a bid form, and a proposed lease agreement. Owner reserves the right to waive irregularities and reject any and all bids. OWNER: Thelma Frame CONTACT REPRESENTATIVE: Tracey Zephier, Esq. Fredericks, Peebles & Morgan, LLP 2040 West Main Street, Suite 110, Rapid City, SD 57702 (605) 791-1515 tzephier@ndnlaw.com
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