Faith Independent, January 2, 2013

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January 2, 2013
2012 in review
2012 was a mix of happy and sad. We lost several of our community members due to death or moving elsewhere. But we were blessed with a new school, thanks to the many, as Carv Thompson said it, Faithful, near or far, who donated funds towards the project. January 2012 We had two days the early part of the month with temperatures in the high 50s and low 60s. The 2011 South Dakota Mountain Lion Season opened on Sunday, January 1.  The statewide, resident-only season runs until March 31 or until a total of 70 lions or 50 female lion are harvested.  Longhorns improve 6-0 on year with 63-42 win over Harding County on Jan. 7th The Faith City Council realigned wards at their Jan. 17th meeting. Every ten years, after the US Census, municipalities are requred to make sure their wards are evenly balanced. Ward 1 will remain as is, Ward 2 and 3 were adjusted with some being pulled from 2 into 3. We had a little touch of winter the third week of January. Last Thursday we had a high of 2º and snow most of the night. We must have had about 3” of snow on the ground Friday morning with temps around 20º. Longhorns win West River Basketball Tournament for 8th of nine times. Lady Longhorns win Little Moreau Conference Tournament Championship defeating Bison, Harding County and McIntosh. Longhorns outscore Dupree Tigers 75-64 at home on Jan. 24th. Deaths: Harold Bockman (December 2011), Cullen Thompson February 2012 Chester Stomprud was one of those honored at the Pioneers Breakfast on February 3rd in the Rushmore Room at the Ramkota Inn. Irwin Tescher from the Bison area was also honored. Dan Piroutek was named Agri-Business Man of the Year. Several of our FHS Rodeo Club members competed in the 20X Extreme High School Rodeo at the Black Hills Stock Show on Sunday. Congratulations to Shania Johnston for winning the goat tying with a time of 7.6! Katy Miller placed 2nd in goats. Cody Bernstein and Jhett Williams were 2nd in team roping. You would have sworn that it was spring instead of the first week of February. We had a balmy temperature near 60º. The rest of the week was in the 40s and 50s. A proposal to increase the cap on agricultural land values has passed the state senate. When assessments of ag land changed to a productivity value system lawmakers put a cap of ten percent so landowners wouldn’t see a dramatic increase in their taxes from year to year. House Bill 1003 changes that cap based on a three tiered system ranging from 15 percent to 25 percent. FHS Senior Seth Smith served as a page for Sen. Ryan Maher and Liz Bogue served as page for Sen. Larry Rhoden in Pierre. Lady Longhorns win two over Philip on January 31st. JV win close one, 25-22; varsity had easy win, 72-30. The varsity girls didn’t have a challenge with the Lady Skyhawks, pulling out to a big lead in the first quarter to win 83-18 on Feb. 2nd. Longhorns are LMC Tournament Champs! Defeating Lemmon, Harding County and Dupree. Moved to 16-0, currently ranked 3rd in the state. It felt a little more like winter the second week of the month with temperatures in the 20s and 30s. Friday we awoke to the minuses and only reached the teens. The Lady Longhorns kept pace with the boys by bringing home the West River Tournament championship trophy last week. They defeated Upton, Newell and Edgemont for the championship. Faith’s Annual Ranchers Forum in Faith was held at the Faith Community Legion Hall February 23rd. Secretary of Ag Walt Bones shared his insight on the outlook of South Dakota Ag to around 50 area ranchers in attendance. Lady Longhorns are District 16B champions! The Ladies have had a great season and we wish them the best of luck as they take on the McIntosh Tigers Feb. 28th,
for the Region 8B title and a trip to the State B Tournament. Heading into the final week of the 2012 South Dakota Legislature, leaders of both parties still are at odds over the bill that seeks to reward the state’s best teachers and attract more in certain areas of study. The plan, which started as Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan, but has suffered at last count 23 amendments to make it more palatable to educators and the public, is embodied in HB1234. Deaths: Leonard Weber March The area had more snow last week. It started snowing around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, 1st, and by morning we had about 6” on the ground. Schools all around the state were cancelled or started late. Faith started at 10:00. Wednesday, we had sunshine and temps in the mid-thirties. The Lady Longhorns made history Saturday night. They traveled to Wakpala to take on the McIntosh Tigers for the Region 8B championship. The Lady Longhorns gave their supporters a game to remember. They came home with the title, for the first time in the history of Faith and Faith High School! The Ladies will be heading to the State B Tournament in Huron next week. The 2012 South Dakota Legislature adopted the budget for the coming year. The big winners this year were those who lost the most last year: education and Medicaid providers. These temperatures in the 60s that we’ve been having, and it isn’t even Spring yet, have been welcomed. I guess the first day of Spring is next Tuesday, 20th. We are supposed to have 60s and 70s all this week. The sorority ladies appreciate the 33 who donated blood at their blood drive last Thursday. They collected 38 units, with 5 doing the double donation. Students in the Faith School District collected Pennies for Patients to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society the weeks of February 13 thru March 1, 2012. Students teamed together, each contributing a little and the total was an amazing $2,217.22! Thursday night, the Ladies continued to make history. This is the first year the Lady Longhorns have won the West River Tournament, Little Moreau Conference,
Farmers State Bank donates to two local organizations
On December 9, 2012, employees of Farmers State Bank served lunch at Faith Livestock Commission Company. The bank and employees sponsored and donated delicious bars served alongside roast beef and ham sandwiches with all the fixings. All proceeds, a total of $627.45, were desiganted to two of the many worthwhile organizations in Faith, the local Faith Senior Citizen Center and the Faith Volunteer Fire Department. Employees were on hand to serve lunch and visit with producers and others in the livestock industry. Agriculture is alive and thriving in Western South Dakota as evidenced by the full seats during the sale. Farming and ranching is forever changing as each year presents new challenges to an age-old way of life. We support agriculture and all it stands for in our little corner of the world, simply because we know that our producers help feed the world. The bank also purchased 10$10 Beef Certificates to be handed out at random through the concession stand. These certifiates are good at any grocery store, locker, or restaurant that sells beef. They can be used to purchase roasts for dinner, ground beef for grilling, or a juicy steak at your favorite restaurant. At Farmers State Bank, we value the wonderful communities, businesses and people in our trade area as well as our customers. It is with great pride that each employee lives and works in the Faith area. The bank sponsors several activities and organizations throughout the year and takes every available opportunity to support our local youth and citizens.
Farmers State Bank ... Sherry Palmer, Lexy Hostetter, Drinda Simons, Justin Haines, Fire Chief, Scott Gray, Sunshine Gerbracht and Susan Keffeler. Courtesy Photo
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District 16B and Region 8B Championships in the same season. The Ladies brought home the 3rd place trophy from the State B Tournament held in Aberdeen. Tearnee Nelson was named to the All-Tournament Team. Spring is officially here as of Tuesday, although we’ve had spring-like weather for several weeks now. We reached around 80º over the weekend!! Kerry Sharp, hypnotist, will be in Faith for a fun, family evening performance. Kerry will be entertaining the public at 9:00 p.m., following the Grand March, at the Community Center. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) announced that Elizabeth Bogue, a FHS Senior has been appointed to the United States Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs, CO.  Johnson nominated Bogue for an appointment earlier in the year. Deaths: Aldene Carmichael, Darrel Giesler, Doris Newsom April 2012 We had great weather the first week of April. Sunday was our warmest day with temperatures in the low 80s. The Top Hand 4-H Club sponsored the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, Apr. 7th, at the City Park, for all kids up to the age of 12. Faith’s prom is this Saturday night. The junior-senior banquet is Friday night. The Grand March is at 8:00 Saturday. They have many activities for the kids for the post prom party after prom. Faith track kids have their first meet Thursday, April 5th, at Mobridge. City Council approved advertising for bids for repairing the swimming pool. Bids will be opened at their next meeting, April 10th, a change from April 3rd. They hope to be able to open the swimming pool by June 1st. Congratulations to David Ruth and Paige Brink for being selected Prom King and Queen!
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There were 62 couples this year. The Faith Special Entertainment Committee is seeking donations to help defray the $20,000 cost to bring the BIG North Star Amusements/Carnival for the Faith Stock Show. Vilas Pharmacy and Healthcare donated the first $1,000. The Special Entertainment Committee and the Faith Stock Show Committee have both donated $2500. The Faith City Council will have three new faces after last week’s election. Dianne Hellekson was the high vote-getter with 97, Peggy Riley followed with 70, and Charmagne Lightfield had 68. Barb Berndt garnered 63 votes, Sandy Rasmussen 31, Jay Springman 29 and Bruce Humble 22. The City Council accepted the bid from Ainsworth-Benning, the only bid, at $65,135 to repair the swimming pool. The project would be completed by May 31st. Everyone seems to be in a much better mood with the recent rain in the middle of the month. We received around an inch here in town over the second weekend of the month. Faith High School Drama Department presents...”Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot Sue Meet the Dirty Dan Gang!” Thursday, April 19. at the Faith Old Gym. Animal control and zoning were among the topics for Faith City Council at their April 17th meeting. Debbie Brown addressed the Council on behalf of the Special Entertainment Committee to ask for use of the gym for a poker tournament in June and for a special liquor license for the event. Five members of the track team qualified April 20th for the state meet. Tearnee Nelson qualified in pole vault, and the boys 800 relay team of Caden Smiley, Cody Trainor, Seth Smith & Skyler Hulm qualified. Deaths: Ellen Gaaskjolen, Donna Molitor, Vern Evanson
City Council discusses water tower, snow removal and By Loetta Passolt Ranchers Forum
The Faith City Council held their last meeting of the year on Thursday, December 27th with a full agenda and a late start waiting for a quorum to arrive. Donn Dupper was the only department head to report. He gave members a priorities list for 2013. The most important item on this list is the completion of the phone system fiber optics and the water tank. The holding tank needs to be repaired. Several pieces of equipment need repairs, some of these they can do themselves. There are a few power poles that need attention. He also has several jobs they can do in the shop when it is too cold outside. Donn had a fairly lengthy list. Council retired into executive session at 5:45 for 15 minutes. Council approved the surplus of the fuel tank from the airport. Donn said it is still in good shape. Three appraisers were chosen. Donn said he had received the report from the water tower inspector and it is in worse condition than he thought. The epoxy finish is coming off the interior and needs to be redone. Council decided to bid it out in May for work to be done in June. The town will not be without water while the work is being done. Discussion was also held on handicap accessibility at the city park. There is easy access on the south and east ends, but they will get more information for the next meeting. Council will get quotes for cutting the curb and gutter and forming a valley between Tyler Fisher’s and Dusty Schultes’ yards. This will be a project for warmer weather. The ordinance for snow removal needs to be updated regarding emergency routes and fines. The emergency route would start with the ambulance hall, clinic, fire hall, PA’s residence, and the manor. The school and Main Street would be next. There is a $10 fine for vehicles parked in the streets during snow removal. If vehicles are not moved they can be towed and the owner will pay the towing fee. Donn also asked for the Council to determine when they should clean the streets, at 2” or 4” of snow. This determination affects the budget, if they do it more often. Warmer weather is also a determining factor, as it thaws much faster if they can get streets cleared and the snow hauled away or spread out. They will put this ordinance on the agenda for next meeting. Any changes will require two readings before approval. Bids for a digger derrick truck were set to be opened at 6:15 but there were no bids received. Donn had called several outlets that he is familiar with and they are aware of the budget, etc. They will bid out again in February. Resolution #12-27-12-01 for transfers was approved, and #1227-12-02 for contingency funds was also approved. Jon will be attending JUTS training in Sioux Falls January 22-24. The fire department and ambulance lists were upgraded and approved. Brandon Medrud’s name was removed from the fire list. Riley wondered why there were so few names on the ambulance list and if there was something they could do to get more interest. Mayor Haines said being on the ambulance takes a lot of time and many are just getting burned out. They could always use more drivers, too. Two bids were received for a prime rib supper for the Christmas party: Lonny’s $9.95 and Branding Iron $13.95. Council accepted Lonny’s bid. They approved pre-paying 70 meals and set a tentative date for January 18th. Members discussed getting DirectTV at the bar. They couldn’t get the NFR so nights were very slow during the 10 days of the
rodeo. They have cable through the City but it doesn’t carry that channel. This is just one of the instances. They thought maybe the cost of DirectTV would be recovered with sales during events televised on the dish. They would have to go with commercial rates which are much higher than residential. Debbie will get more information for the next meeting. Liquor licenses for Lonny’s, Vilas (wine), VFW and City (on/off) were approved. Spencer asked that the culverts be tabled until the next meeting so he can gather more information. Members were given copies of job descriptions to take home and review for the 2nd meeting in January. The fire department would like to use the ice rink for some training. They would be pumping out their pumper trunks, etc. Council approved them using it. The city crew will have to get it cleared off first. It could be used for skating when they are done. Mayor Haines said that some of the work has been done on the ice house. It has lights inside now. Reed Henschel still has some work to do when the weather permits. Debbie said they had a meeting to discuss the Ranchers Forum. They would like to hold a Pen of Three at the same time, all at the sale barn, on February 7th. Council agreed to this. Mayor Haines said they are looking at getting the carnival for next year. The City’s cost will depend on how many funds the Special Entertainment Committee can raise in 2013. It cost the City a little over $6,000 this year, but it could be higher this time. Council approved covering what the Committee doesn’t raise. The City is required to install a chair lift at the swimming pool for handicap accessibility. Debbie found one for $4043, which includes shipping. The chair lift is removable. The city crew will be able to install it. Council approved ordering the lift. Council retired into executive session at 7:00 to discuss personnel.
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Letter to the Editor
Remembering "Miss Ulrich" Dorothy Ulrich was always "Miss Ulrich" to me and at age 70+ calling her Dorothy never came easy. You see, she was my 2nd grade teacher and then during my high school years she taught my Typing and Bookeeping classes. In addition she drew the extra assignment as the Class of '57's sponsor. This wasn't an easy task with students that included the likes of Bob Nesland and Darrel Forrester. In later years at our class reunions we marveled that she 'kept her cool' chaperoning our Skip Day (WEEKEND!) in the Black Hills. Miss Ulrich embodied the essence of a Good Teacher and I know she will be remembered and missed in Faith Country and by the numerous lives she touched over her many dedicated years to school and community. I extend my condolences to her family. Marilyn Thompson McDermott Chandler, Arizona
The Prairie Doc Perspective
Dr. Richard Holms, MD
The Prairie Doc Perspective Falling Down By Richard P. Holm M.D. When we were little kids, falling down was part of the learning process. We would simply pick ourselves back up, dust ourselves off, try to figure out why we fell so as not to do that again, and then keep on trucking down the road. Falling down as an older adult is another thing. Each year, more than onethird of Americans older than 65 experience a fall every year and nearly two million end up in the emergency room for injuries due to those falls. Falls in the elderly can cause many problems to include fractured hips and arms, and head trauma. These cost our society billions of dollars per year in the US, but more important is the cost to the individual for all the pain and suffering. For example more than 300,000 people with
hip fractures need major surgery every year. Falls are caused in the elderly because of slower reflexes, balance problems, reduced muscle strength, poorer vision, and any generalized illness. Also with age comes a higher incidence of neurological conditions such as strokes, Parkinson’s disease, decreased mental alertness, and balance problems, all of which increase falling. Alcohol excess in the elderly also should to be included here, as it decreases neural function, and can cause people to take risks that can lead to falls. The risk of stumbling and falling increases for people of any age in the presence of loose rugs, cluttered floors, poor lighting, exposed electrical or telephone cords, and stairs with no handrails. Sometimes medicines are to blame for falls. For example medicines for the treatment of high blood pressure, muscle spasm,
South Dakota’s Great Places
PIERRE, S.D. – At this Great Place in South Dakota, visitors are able to explore the great outdoors and soak up a bit of the area’s history. Lake Herman State Park is situated in southeast South Dakota where thousands of years ago melting glacial ice formed a 1,350-acre lake. Today, the state park, located on a peninsula, offers a great view of the lake, recreational opportunities and a taste of history. It was long before the days of RVing and camping in the modern way that this area was used for camping. Even before the arrival of white settlers, Native Americans used this location for shelter and refuge while traveling to the nearby Pipestone quarries. However, one of the first permanent settlers here was the Herman Luce family. His cabin, which still stands in the park, was built in 1871 from oak logs and served as a United States Land Office. In 1977, the Herman
Lake Herman State Park
Luce Cabin was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Canoe and kayak rentals are available for those who want to explore the lake and the surrounding scenery. Both a campground (with 72 campsites) and camping cabins (2 cabins, each sleeps 4 people) are available, along with a ski beach, playground, boat ramp, and the ability to check out fishing gear on site. The park is located just outside of Madison. Reservations for camping can be made at www.campsd.com or by calling 1800-710-2267. Campsites are open May-October and the camping cabins are open year-round. South Dakota’s Great Places weekly press release series is a project of the South Dakota Department of Tourism, designed to highlight places in South Dakota that are unique to travelers and residents alike. Click on the “South Dakota’s Great Places” link at www.MediaSD.com to access the complete list of articles.
pain, anxiety, sleeplessness, or for diseased prostate or heart, all may sometimes increase one’s risk for falling. The advantages of such medicines must always be balanced with the risks. There are many reasons for increased falling as an older adult. Better to take appropriate precautions and stay standing, than to find yourself on the ground unable to pick yourself up. The take home message: Falls in the elderly costs individuals and society suffering and money There are many reasons for falls, so efforts to prevent them should be tailored to the individual Dr. Rick Holm wrote this Prairie Doc Perspective for “On Call®,” a weekly program where medical professionals discuss health concerns for the general public.  “On Call®” is produced by the Healing Words Foundation in association with the South Dakota State University Journalism Department. “On Call®” airs Thursdays on South Dakota Public Broadcasting-Television at 7 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. Mountain. Visit us at OnCallTelevision.com.
A “raise” for people who get Social Security
By Deb Imsland Hartford, SS Operations Supervisor As we ring in a new year, we can expect to see a number of changes. Social Security is no exception: in 2013, people who receive Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments will see their benefits increase. Beginning in 2013, a 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) was applied to all Social Security and SSI payments. The average monthly Social Security benefit for a retired worker in 2013 is $1,261 (up from $1,240 in 2012) and the average monthly Social Security benefit for a disabled worker in 2013 is $1,132 (up from $1,113 in 2012). These changes were reflected in SSI payments dated December 31, 2012 and Social Security payments dated in January 2013. For people who receive SSI, the maximum federal payment amount has risen to $710 (up from $698). Other Social Security changes in 2013 are worth noting. For example, a worker now pays Social Security tax on up to $113,700 of annual income (up from $110,100 in 2012). A worker earns one credit after paying taxes on $1,160 in earnings in 2013 (up from $1,130). As always, a worker may earn a maximum of four credits each year and a person generally needs forty credits (or ten years of work) to be eligible for retirement benefits. To learn more about these and other changes for 2013, visit the Social Security website at www.socialsecurity.gov, and read our fact sheet about the changes at www.socialsecurity.gov/pressoffice/factsheets/colafacts2013.ht m.
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Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
By the time you read this it will be the new year. Here’s hoping it will bring sufficient moisture and only good things to all the people in our area. Christmas came and went with lots of families getting together and enjoying good food and good times. Harold and I went to Philip the day before Christmas to get my dad, Irvin. Christmas Eve we spent at Lacey and Robert Wonderchecks eating supper and opening presents with Irvin, Bub, D’Anne, Troy and Amanda Thompson. Dad spent the night at my house and then had Christmas Day with all of us. Bub Thompson, Robert Wondercheck and Harold Waterland took him back to Philip that afternoon. Sally Hlavka tells me she had 23 people for Christmas from South Dakota, Washington, Montana, and Nebraska. When they all left she had a 40 inch flat screen T.V. and one awful cold! I’m sure the joy of family will make up for the head cold, right Sally? Tucker and Bev Hudson were Pierre shoppers on Friday. Saturday, Harold and I drove to Spearfish for Christmas with Jill and Ted Schilling and family, Kim and George Langendorfer, and Chet, Kristen, and Cadence Kilmer.   Gene and Marilyn Secrest, Larry and Druse Kellogg of Spearfish, Carl and Ramona Williams of Rapid City were Sunday dinner guests at Tucker Hudsons. Sunday, Harold and I drove to Timber Lake and had dinner with Adele and Denver Enright. Mitch Enright joined us later in the afternoon. Allen Waterland spent Christmas with Clay, Anna, and Roald Dykstra in Spearfish. Corinna Thompson flew to California to spend some vacation time with her aunt Dude Mooney at Riverside. Corinna had foot surgery before she left so hopefully she be bright as a new dollar in 2013! Dennis Ellefson is back in Faith after another hospital stay. So glad you’re better Dennis! Annelle and George Afdahl have had their kids and grandkids visiting over vacation time. I didn’t get down just who was here when, but the door was revolving at Afdahls. I’d like to say Thank you to Bob Regan for writing his letter to the editor about Marcus. It would be wonderful if more people would write their stories/memories down and share them with us. I don’t mean just Marcus stories, any memories from days gone by are of interest. I have so many things my dad told us but it is getting harder to remember the names. I really kick myself for not writing these things down or audio recording more of his stories. Don’t be like me, write it down now! News you want to share, email vickywaterland@hotmail.com or call 985-5318.
Opal Area News
By Kay Ingalls
On Saturday, December 15th, Zona Vig and Cherokee Winkler rode with Sue Keffeler from Sturgis to Gillette, WY to hear Autumn Keffeler sing her solo. Monday, the 17th, Dwayne and Hope Vig, Keith Keffeler and Cheyenne Winkler drove to Gillette to join the rest of the family at Colter's last high school Madrigal.  He was one of the narrators and had a special singing part. Everyone drove home that night. Autumn Keffeler came back with grandparents, Dwayne and Zona, to spend a few days at the ranch. On Tuesday, Zona Vig attended the funeral services for Dorothy Ulrich in Faith. Dorothy was one of the members that worked so hard on the 2010 Faith Country History book committee with Zona. Dorothy was very active in many projects that took place in Faith after her retirement from teaching in Faith. She will be missed by all. Thursday, Dwayne Vig flew to Rapid City to see his brother Merle Vig who was in the emergency room. Merle had heart surgery Friday and Dwayne and Hope flew down to spend time with Merle's sons during the operation.  That evening, JT, Kelsey and Brixie came to visit at the grandparents home for the first time. Later, Zona took Autumn to Newell to meet Aunt Cheyenne Winkler so she visit their family before going home on Sunday evening. Friday, Dwayne, Barry and Ryan Vig attended the funeral services for Bob Antrim in Faith.  Our condolences to the the Antrim family on their loss. Some area news from the Christmas season for the Opal Area.  Schedule a little off whack, but here it is. Thomas Cowles surprised his family by coming home for Christmas from his job in Montana on Sunday, the 23rd. He was able to spend a few days with his family before returning. That afternoon Sam and Jonathan Cowles and Morgan Vig went to Rapid City to visit Merle Vig as he is hospitalized there. We all wish Merle a complete and quick recovery. Christmas Eve, Hope Vig and Matt Taton joined Zona and Dwayne Vig for supper.  Hope brought up some old slides of Alaska and Dwayne and Zona's wedding.  They brought back many memories. Marla and Kaylee Griffith from Gillette, WY arrived at her folks, Marlin and Ethel Ingalls, on Christmas Eve.  They were expecting them to come, but arriving also were Steve, Sheryl Lesmeister and sons Cody and Jesse.  That was a great surprise and made a very special Christmas Eve gathering. Howard and I went up to the home of Robert and Jo Dee Ingalls on Christmas Eve afternoon to take Christmas gifts and enjoy seeing the kids open them and visiting time with us with Robert and Jo. Christmas Eve evening, John and Carmen Heidler had friends and family over to do their annual making of popcorn balls and a white elephant gift exchange that got pretty exciting and was a good time. The Sam Cowles family were there to enjoy it. Alan, Marjorie and Aaron Hartwell came to the Reeve Ranch on Sunday  from Rapid City to spend until Christmas afternoon with her dad, Lisle Reeve and brother Mike. The Sam Cowles family joined
It's a Boy! Cowen Tucker Pulver
Son of Dusty & Venessa Pulver Siblings: Trevor, Wade & Aspen born Nov. 5, 2012
Everyone welcome to attend
Cowen's baptism Jan. 6, 2013, 11am
at the Bethel Free Lutheran Church in Faith. The service will be followed by a potluck and baby shower.
Please join us for any or all of this special day!
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90th Birthday Card Shower
Sr. Citizens Menu
All meals served with milk and bread. Menu subject to change without notice. Wed. Jan. 2: Beef Stew, Pineapple Tidbits, Brown Rice Pudding w/Topping, Cranberry Juice Thur. Jan. 3: Ham & Potato Omelet, Green Beans, Plums, Cinnamon Roll Fri. Jan. 4: Chicken Cacciatore, Baked Potato, Broccoli, Applesauce Mon., Jan. 7: Chicken Alfredo, Italian Vegetables, Fruit Crisp, Grape Juice Tue., Jan. 8: Birthday Dinner-Ginger Pork Chop, Baked Potato, Spinach, Grapes, Cake Wed., Jan 9: Gr. Beef/Grn. Bean Cassserole, Potato Rounds, Banana Thur., Jan 10: Baked Fish, Company Potatoes, Sliced Tomatoes, Tropical Fruit Fri., Jan 11: Hot Beef Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Corn, Sunshine Salad
for Lois Haines McInerney
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Cake & Coffee Jan. 13th, 1-3 PM
At the Senior Citizens Center 1306 N. 10th St., Spearfish, SD
Casey and Natosha Voss and kiddos at their home for Christmas Day. Rod, Tracy, Nathan, Jason, Justin and Howard and I traveled to  th ehome of Roch and Rita Bestgen on Christmas Day forenoon. Later that afternoon, we all joined the Simons Siblings and some of their children for Christmas evening food and program. Loman Bestgen came home with Uncle Rod and Aunt Tracy to spend a few days entertaining them.  He really had fun being pulled on the toboggan behind the 4-wheeler even though the temperatures were mighty nippy. Marlin and Ethel Ingalls, Marla and Kaylee Griffith and the Steve Lesmeister family joined Jodi, Buddy and Brandy Howie and Christy, Shawn and Sabrina  for Christmas Day at Debbie and Paul Delbridges. Marla and Kaylee spent until Thursday up at the Ingalls home and Sheryl and Jesse Lesmeister stayed until Friday as they were working on a remodeling project. John and Carmen Heidler went to Faith at the Dorothy Heidler home and had Christmas dinner with her and a few other family members. Thursday, Carmen went into Faith to spend some time with granddaughters and a great neice.  Sunday was John's turn to spend some time with the grandgirls and his mom in Faith. All of the Walter and Diane Fees family made it home for Christmas Day.  Jake and his girlfriend, Nikki, spent Friday through Christmas at Walter's and Kallie arrived on Sunday and stayed until Wednesday.  Faye, Jason, Jesse and Kelly Fees and girls were there for Christmas Day. Delane Ingalls Vanada and her family came on the 26th to her folks, Dale and Marie Ingalls, for their Christmas gathering and were able to spend 3 days together. Rod, Tracy, Justin, Nathan and Jason Ingalls all attended the wedding of Chancy Miller and Jordan Thurston in Gillette, WY on December 29th. Congratulation to those kids.  Rod and Tracy took Loman Bestgen back to his folks on their way. Friday, Dan, Glenn and Margaret Fogelman went to Sturgis for Glenn's VA appointment. Brandon, Lyndee, Grace and Avery Fogelman came out his grandparents ranch, Glenn and Margaret Fogelman, for a visit on Saturday, the 29th of December. This past Saturday evening, Kelsey Vig and Brixie came to Dwayne and Zona's to help with some bookwork while Grandpa and Grandma spent time with Brixie. A couple announcements are that Walter and Diane Fees have officially closed the Juliet 1 Bedn-Breakfast and that on Tuesday January 8th, 2013 at 2 pm is the annual Opal Hall meeting held at the hall building.
January 2, 2013 • The Faith Independent •
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Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden
The Christmas season has been more on the brisk side with a white covering of snow. However, we are quite dry for this time of year. Many families have held family gatherings throughout the holiday season. On Dec.31, the Larry and John Rhoden families met at Lorie (Rhoden) Hausmann's for their Christmas gathering. Cody Rhoden was home and left on New Years Day for Ft. Rucker, Alabama to complete his flight training until next November. The Faith boys & girls varsity basketball teams are undefeated so far. The boys will head to Hettinger, ND on Jan.3 and to Harding County on November 5. The rural tumbling team is is session and will hold a practice on Thursday. Brett Hale, son of Sandy and Becky Hale got engaged over the Christmas holiday. This came as very good news for the family. May you all be richly blessed in 2013.
Faith News
By Loretta Passolt
The new year has arrived and we can only hope that it will be better than the past year, especially moisture-wise. Juel, Tami, Canton and Blake Afdahl from Torrington, WY, the Joel Afdahl family and Cal Reeves were Christmas quests at George and Annelle Afdahls. The Jerry Afdahl family was in Rapid City for Christmas with her mother and spent some time in Faith, too. Dave and Eldora Fischbach had some additional visitors for Christmas that I didn’t list. Noel, Elson and Deanna Fischbach and boys were also there. Dave Schuchhardt said they celebrated their Christmas early. Their kids were here the weekend before Christmas. I see that Bruce Humble was home for Christmas, and probably son Blaine. They are working on a ranch in Montana. Donn and Gloria Dupper had Christmas at Bill and Jennifer Anders in Buffalo, along with Travis, Shiloh and family. New Year’s Eve was just another night at our house. I did see the New Year in, watching television. There were a few fireworks shot off in town to let everyone know the new year had arrived. The boys have a basketball game Thursday, January 3rd at
PRCA Top Bucking Stock announced
The PRCA Top Bucking Stock has been announced, rewarding the best bull and bucking horses for the 2012 season. Chuckulator of Sutton Rodeo Company in Onida, SD was named “2012 Saddle Bronc of the Year”. The 8-year-old Chuckulator has put together an impressive resume in a short amount of time. The colorful bay stocking legged stud horse is hyper and athletic. He won Bareback and Saddle Bronc of the Badland Circuit Finals in 2011, the first horse to win both awards in the same year. He also won Badland Circuit Saddle Bronc Horse of the year in 2012. He has been selected to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2010 and 2011, being voted as a Top Ten Saddle Bronc at the NFR in both of those years. “He’s not even reached his prime and he made the top 10 vote the last two years at the NFR,” stock contractor Steve Sutton said. “He’s just kept getting better all the time, and then this year we ventured out to a few more places that had short gos and he drew good cowboys and they all did well on him.” Chuckulator is a product of Sutton Rodeos “Born to Buck” program in which they raise 98% of the bucking horses they use. His Sire Justin Boots, Dam Midnight Star and Dam’s Sire Mr. T all were all selected to compete in the National Finals Rodeo. Other Sutton Rodeo stock honored by the PRCA includes 1961 Bull of the NFR in Dallas, Baldy owned by Korkow/Sutton & Reserve Bareback of the NFR, Snake River both owned by Sutton; 1964 Reserve Bareback of the NFR Yellow Jacket in Los Angeles; 1979 Saddle Bronc of the Year, Deep Water; 1985 Bareback Horse of the Year, Tombstone. The awards were voted on by the top 20 cowboys in the world standings in each event as of September 18, 2012
Hettinger. The girls will be hosting Dupree on Friday, January 4th. Then on Saturday, 5th, both the boys and girls will be traveling to Harding County for games. The girls will play at noon followed by the boys at 1:30. School resumes January 7th after a two week Christmas break. The girls will be hosting Bison on Tuesday, January 8th, and Lemmon on Thursday, 10th. The boys West River Tournament starts next week. Rounds 1 and 2 will be held in Newell on January 10-11. The finals will be held at the RC Civic Center on Saturday. The jr. high boys will be traveling to Philip for a game at 3:30 on Friday, 11th. That’s all the news I gathered. So many of you won’t share your news so it’s hard to know who to call. Call me or stop in to the office with your news. We’re always glad to get it.
Only antlerless tags valid for deer season extension
Deer hunters who have unfilled antlerless deer tags for the East and West River Deer Seasons will have nine additional days available to harvest antlerless deer beginning December 29 and ending on January 6. The Game, Fish and Parks Department is reminding hunters that this provision is a change from past years when unfilled “any deer” tags converted to “antlerless only” and were valid. For the 2012 season extension, “any deer” tags are not valid. The changes were made as part of deer herd management objectives to direct additional antlerless harvest in the areas of the state that need it most while curtailing the doe harvest in areas where it is not needed. Antlerless tags are valid only in the unit for which they were originally issued.
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Brookings, S.D. - SDSU Extension's Growing Ag CEO's program begins Jan. 9, 2013 in Eagle Butte at Outrider Cafe. 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 Wednesdays, ending Jan. 30. An additional session will be held Feb. 6 for producers interested in obtaining FSA Borrower Training credits. Each session will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. allowing those with an additional job to participate during the evening. As changes to production systems continue to move forward across the state, nation and world the farm business needs to change as well. Determining breakeven numbers, developing whole farm 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, says Adele Harty, SDSU Extension Cow-Calf Field Specialist. "Ag CEO's is a program geared toward beginning farmers," said Harty. "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. Registration fee will be $250 for all four sessions, for the first two from the operation. FSA Borrower Training is an additional $100. Questions regarding the program can be sent to Adele Harty at the Rapid City Regional Extension Center, adele.harty@sdstate.edu , 605394-1722.
Tree Facts
Bob Drown, Natural Resource Specialist
South Dakota is situated on the sub-arid high plains of the United States and the main native vegetation is made up of grasses and forbs. The few trees that grow naturally in the state grow along rivers, creeks and drainage ways and swales. The advent of windbreaks and shelterbelt planting during the 20th century changed the landscape of the state dramatically. Many of the tree planting pioneers came from areas where trees grew naturally and they wanted to have the benefits of trees at their new homes. It was common thinking at the time that tree planting would help cause the climate to change much like a saying back then that rain would follow the plow. Several decades after early settlement, the “Dust Bowl” hit the Great Plains teaching everyone that those beliefs were incorrect. People came up with new approaches to help them be successful with tree planting. The old Soil Conservation Service developed windbreak suitability group ratings for soil types and they and other agencies imported tree and shrub species from overseas that had good adaptability to the Great Plains. Nobody understood the tough conditions the area posed for tree planting and survival better than
Growing trees is not easy in South Dakota
the farmers, ranchers and homeowners. Two of the main hazards for tree survival are lack of moisture and strong winds. The practice of summer fallow eliminates weeds and banks moisture for planned tree plantings. Also, providing supplemental watering helped many new tree plantings become established. The use of weed control fabric was adopted widely across the area during the 1990s. At first it was only recommended for the evergreen rows of shelterbelts but it has become common to use it on all rows. In most tree plantings survival and growth rates of trees and shrubs were improved. Many people think of weed control fabric as the magic bullet and all you have to do is put it down over the trees and success is assured. Now we are finding that the fabric put on tree plantings 15-20 years ago, has not deteriorated like it was supposed to and the health of trees and shrubs are starting to be affected. At a minimum the holes need to be enlarged for each tree or the fabric removed in order to prevent girdling and death. Another common practice used over the years by many farmers and ranchers is to put old tires around trees to protect young tree seedlings from strong winds. They worked well, providing excellent protection from wind and even made a microclimate effect due to the tire heating up from the sun which helped to improve temperature conditions for trees in the early spring and late fall. But here again, we are finding 10, 20, 30 and 40 years after the tires
were put on the tree, we are presented with the problem of the trees having grown and tires are the same size. The tires need to be removed or the trees are most likely will die. However, some trees amazingly grow roots over the tires and survive. Those farmers, ranchers and homeowners that have been successful at growing trees on the high plains of South Dakota realize that their work is never done. Timely maintenance of trees planted around homes and in shelterbelts around the farm/ranch need to be done. Control of weeds and other competitive vegetation should be done each year several times during the growing season. The holes should be enlarged around trees with weed control fabric or removed completely by approximately 10 years from planting and tires should be removed from around trees by approximately 5 years from planting. My sources for this news release were the School of Hard Knocks, farmers, ranchers and homeowners. If you would like more information about “Growing trees is not easy in South Dakota,” contact Bob Drown at the Conservation Office at 605244-5222, Extension 4 or by email at robert.drown@sd.nacdnet.net. All programs and services provided by the Northwest Area Conservation Districts are provided regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.
2013 SD Mountain Lion Hunting Season opened December 26
Amazing growth of a spruce tree’s roots over a tire that had been put around it 40+ years ago in McIntosh, SD. Courtesy photo The 2013 SD Black Hills Mountain Lion Hunting Season opened Wednesday, Dec. 26 and will run through March 30, 2013 or until a harvest limit of 100 total lions or 70 females is reached. To keep up with the harvest total, visit http://www.gfp.sd.gov/hunting/bi g-game/mountain-lion-seasonharvest-status.aspx    or call 1.866.895.9067    These two options will have the most current harvest totals. SD GFP will be sending periodic emails to licensed mountain lion hunters to keep you update on harvest totals as well. GFP also has two smartphone applications that will have the official harvest totals.  The Apple and Droid applications can be found at the Apple Store or Google Play  by searching SDGFP Outdoors
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tains were good candidates for domestication. Once again, dogs showed their adaptability as they became herders who assisted their human masters. Cattle, pigs and horses were tamed some 7,500 years ago. Two types of cattle were domesticated in Asia and Europe. Bos Indicus, a class of cattle well adapted to warm climates and the presence of pests, inhabited much of southern Asia. These animals were fairly docile. With patience by their handlers, the cows allowed themselves to be milked and they gradually surrendered to being hooked to plows and sledges. Bos Taurus, a rugged and often ill-tempered animal that was suited to the colder climate of Europe, was harder to handle and slaughter. When crossed with Bos Indicus however, their temperament improved and they became the ancestors of many of our current breeds of cattle. Pigs were domesticated thereafter because of their capacity to utilize many food sources, including refuse in the expanding Asian agricultural communities. Horses, and their relatives, asses, were domesticated mainly for riding or pulling, as recent as 5,000 years ago in Asia also. Domestication of chickens likely occurred first in China about 8,000 years ago. Their uses for meat and eggs quickly made them popular across Asia, Europe and Polynesia. Likewise, ducks and geese were tamed first in China, but perhaps only about 2,000 years ago. Few domesticated animals were available in the western hemisphere. Scientists have established that the first human Americans brought tame dogs with them when they crossed the Bering Strait some 30,000 years ago. The llama was the only indigenous animal that was tamed in the Americas; the Incas accomplished this about 4,000 years ago. Like raising crops, animal production was important to the emergence of humans as the dominant species. Dr. Rosmann is a Harlan Iowa psychologist and farmer.
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Farm & Ranch LIfe
Dr. Rossman
Although dogs were domesticated from wolves as long as 30,000 years ago, available historical and genetic evidence suggests raising animals solely for food and clothing began about 10,000 years ago. The last Roots of Agriculture column was devoted to growing crops, a form of agriculture that developed first in the Fertile Crescent of southwest Asia. Today’s column is about domesticating animals. For today’s article I drew from Jared Diamond’s book, Guns, Germs and Steel, and many other books and articles, both popular and scholarly. A bibliography is available on the website: www.agbehavioralhealth.com. Dogs and humans have long mutually beneficial relationships. Genetic analyses indicate all canines descend from wolves. Wolves hung around hunter-gatherers such as Neanderthals to scavenge food scraps or eat the people. Evidence suggests humans probably took care of orphaned pups and kept them for food when little else was available. The animals that were most docile were allowed to breed. Through selection, over successive generations ever tamer pet wolves were produced until they diverged enough to be considered dogs. With their keen olfactory sense, dogs assisted humans by tracking prey and guarding their human associates. Some scientists speculate humans’ need for an acute olfactory sense diminished as they came to rely on the sensitive noses of dogs, and because upright-walking humans no longer had their noses close to the ground like their earlier quadruped predecessors. Eventually, powerful dogs were harnessed to pull travois (two long sticks strapped to the beasts onto which packs of belongings could be fastened and drug behind the animals) on the
"beefSD" Educational Program offered for beginning ranchers
SDSU Extension is now accepting applications for the second class of "beefSD," a two-year educational program designed specifically for beginning beef producers. The first class of beefSD was initiated in 2011. Participants in Class 1 have indicated that it has been a valuable and rewarding learning experience. Participation is limited to representatives from 20 beef enterprises (individuals, couples or siblings welcome). Beginning ranchers with less than 10 years of experience and a strong desire to begin or further develop beef cattle enterprises are encouraged to apply to the program. The goals are to provide participants with opportunities to learn more about various segments of the beef cattle industry, evaluate a variety of beef cattle production systems, and further develop knowledge and abilities related to management of individual operations.   Participants will complete an intensive two-year curriculum. The program will focus on providing participants with relevant, timely information in the areas of livestock production, natural resource stewardship, marketing, financial management, business, and risk and legal management. Programming will consist of six major components: 1. Interactive educational workshops; 2. Case studies and evaluation of alternative beef cattle production systems; 3. Mentoring by established ranchers and other agriculture professionals, including the formation of individual management teams; 4. Post-weaning calf performance evaluation including feedlot, carcass, and meat characteristics; 5. Interactive, web-based learning, including webinars, podcasts, and other computer applications; 6. Study trips focused on various sectors of the U.S. beef cattle industry. The program is made possible in part by a grant received by SDSU Extension, in partnership with the South Dakota Farm Bureau, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Application deadline is Jan. 4, 2013. Application forms are available by contacting SDSU Extension Beef Specialist Ken Olson at the West River Ag Center, Kenneth.Olson@sdstate.eduor 605394-2236; beefSD Project Coordinator Stacy Hadrick, Stacy.Hadrick@sdstate.edu or 605-347-1195, or SDSU Research/Extension Associate Janna Kincheloe, Janna.Kincheloe@sdstate.edu or 605-394-2236. Applications are also available online at the South Dakota Farm Bureau's Web site at: http://www.sdfbf.org/. The program is scheduled to begin in February 2013.
The Roots of Agriculture: Animal Production
ground, or sleds on snowy terrain. Besides serving as food during lean times, dogs provided skins and bones for use by humans. Canines benefited by having a steadier food supply than if they depended only on themselves and they experienced protection when proximate to human groups. What about cats? Cats probably adopted humans, rather than vice versa. Ask cat owners and most will tell you that kitties are more interested in satisfying their needs than yours. As modern man began some 13,000-15,000 years ago to harvest and store the grains and legumes they raised, rodents that invaded the grain containers were a ready source of cat-food. Cats that hung around humans gradually developed ever shorter “flight distances” and eventually let humans pet them. Ungulates (animals with hooves) came next on the domestication record. Accumulated evidence suggests sheep and goats were the first domesticated livestock, although humans hunted these animals long before they were tamed some 10,000 years ago. Sheep and goats were good choices for domestication. They provided meat and milk for food. Hair, wool and skins could be used for garments. Horns and stomachs could be turned into tools and storage containers. Perhaps even more important, sheep and goats possessed few defense mechanisms, such as the sharp teeth and claws many species relied on. Other than butting and running away, they had few behaviors that deterred their domestication. Many types of sheep and goats also exhibited a natural tendency to group together for safety, which made them well suited for handling. The first known shepherds were inhabitants of southwest Asia where farming had begun earlier. Wild sheep and goats that roamed the nearby Zagros Moun-
Antlerless deer tags have extended season
The regular West River Deer season closes on Nov. 25, and the regular East River Deer season closes on Dec. 2. Nine additional days will be available to harvest antlerless deer, beginning Dec. 29 and ending on Jan. 6. “We want to remind both West River and East River deer hunters that their ‘any deer’ and ‘any whitetail deer’ tags are only valid during the regular 16-day season, and that they will not convert to ‘antlerless tags’ like in previous years,” said Tom Kirschenmann, chief of terrestrial resources for the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department.  “Only unfilled ‘any antlerless deer’ and ‘antlerless whitetail deer’ tags will be valid for the late-season dates.”  The changes were made to accomplish additional antlerless deer harvest in areas of the state that need it most while curtailing the doe harvest where deer populations are at or below population objectives.
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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. SD Farmers and Ranchers Soon Being Asked to Fill Out 2012 Census of Agriculture South Dakota’s Farmers and Ranchers will soon be asked to take the time to fill out the 2012 Census of Agriculture. The Census is conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service and is a count of all U.S. farms, ranches and their operators. Carter Anderson, SD Field Office Director for the Statistics Service says in a press release that the Census is a tool that gives producers a voice to influence decisions that shape the future of their community, industry and operation. It helps define such areas as land use and ownership, production practices, income, expenditures and more.  The 2007 Ag Census showed that the number of farms and ranches in the state decreased about two percent from the 2002 survey. Statistics showed that there were 31,169 operations in the state five years ago, with the average size farm in South Dakota being 1,401 acres-up from 1,380 acres in 2002. Also, the average age of South Dakota farm or ranch operators in 2007 was 55.7, up from 53.3 years of age in 2002. NASS will mail out Census forms late this month to collect data for 2012. They remind producers that completed forms are due by February 4, 2013. Producers can also fill out the Census online at www.agcensus.usda.gov or return their form by mail. All ag producers are required by federal law to take part in the Census and NASS is also required to keep individual information confidential. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federalrelay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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SD Dept. of Ag hosts Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification meetings
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is hosting Commercial Pesticide Applicator Certification meetings this January and February. The goal of these meetings is to insure the safe and effective storage, handling, distribution, use and disposal of pesticide products. Pesticide applicators must take a test to become initially certified, but can re-certify by attending one of these meetings. Once certified, commercial applicators must obtain a license, which is also valid for two years. A commercial applicator license is $25 and a re-certification class is $50. Applicator and dealer licenses must be renewed by Feb. 28, 2013 or a $50 late fee will be assessed. For times, dates and places of the commercial applicator meetings, visit https://apps.sd.gov/doa/ecat3/ApplicatorMeetingPrograms.htm Please bring a government issued photo ID and your applicator license to the meeting for check-in. For more information on SDDA’s Pesticide Program, visithttp://sdda.sd.gov/legacydocs/Ag _Services/Agronomy_Services_Pr ograms/Pesticide_Program/201107pesticide_program_brochurewe bopt.pdf Agriculture is South Dakota's No. 1 industry, generating nearly $21 billion in annual economic activity and employing more than 80,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve, and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 
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LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWAS Meade County Commission Special Meeting (Wednesday, December 19, 2012)
enough issue to have them send a representative here to inform the citizens of what is taking place.” Open Interviews were taken for the upcoming Commissioner District #1 seat, said applicants are as follows: Joe Garner william Gropper Bill Kluck Galen Niederwerder Jason Reed Richard Richter Charles Spring Craig Shaver Nicole Skouge Action, Discussion: B. Contract Consulting work Discussion was had regarding a contract for consulting work on the Firewise Program. This consulting of individuals would work in conjunction also with Daniel Campbell, Meade County Fire Mitigation Coordinator, in tree selection. The County would only be billed for field hours and the same does not apply for professional services. The rate would be @ $50.00 and the County could be billed up to $300.00. Motion to authorize the County to contract with Aker woods for consulting in the aid to the individuals for Firewise, not to exceed a thousand dollars (includes the 300.00 already). Motion by Cammack, second by Rausch. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch. Action, Discussion: C. Appointment to weed Board The Meade County weed Board would like to appoint Jim Schroeder for the City seat to the weed Board. Schroeder meets the criteria and also engages in conservation work. Motion to appoint Jim Schroeder to the Meade County weed and Pest Board, with the term length to be determined by weed Board. Motion by Cammack, second by Creed. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch. 4. items from Auditor Action, Discussion: A. Final Bills for 2012 Fiscal Year Motion to move contingency in the amount of $17,500.00 to the Maintenance Budget, $34,598.16 into the Court Appointed Attorney Budget, and $1,877.18 for Mental Illness Court Appointed Attorney. Motion by Cammack, second by Rausch. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch. Motion to cancel the December 31, 2012 supplemental hearing. Motion by Cammack, second by Rausch. Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch. Motion to pay all non-funded mandated allocations quarterly for 2013, excluding the Soil Conservation Districts who will get paid in January/June of 2013. Motion by Creed, second by Heidgerken. Commissioner Cammack offered an amendment to the original motion that if the same is $2,500.00 or less it is paid in a one-time allocation. Motion by Cammack, second by Creed. Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch. Voting then took place on the original amended motion. Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch. Motion to approve final bills for 2012
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J Hilpert – $1959.82, R Hymans – $13365.33, Oswald Law – $1521.45, J Stielow – $3324.28, K Thompson – $4297.47, wilde & Hunt – $585.47 MEnTALLy HAnDiCAPPED: MEnTAL iLLnESS: Pennington County – $137.00, Yankton – $2032.19, K Thompson – $1854.75 SUPPORT OF POOR: PUBLiSHinG: BHwG – $686.18, Faith Ind. – $2144.48, Pioneer Review – $19.00, RC Journal – $7.90 UTiLiTiES: BHP&L – $11007.22, Centurylink – $1659.23, Golden west Tele – $578.89, Grand Electric – $65.31, Kieffer Sanitation – $47.43, Knology – $36.23, MDU – $1141.41, Verizon – $2809.98 JURy FEES: w Aukamp – $64.80, C Bertolotto – $22.58, T Bestgen – $10.74, C Birmingham – $64.80, K Czmowski – $25.54, M Delrio – $21.84, J Fischer – $11.48, J Freeman – $50.74, L Grote – $21.10, K Hammerquist – $50.74, L Hardenbrook – $20.36, P Harris – $24.80, L Hendrickson – $12.96, M Hershey-Brandner – $14.44, C Hudson – $61.10, V Johns – $18.88, K Ketzner – $37.38, C Larsen – $32.20, D Lukesh – $54.44, N Matthew – $10.74, G Mattson – $66.28, H Matz $15.18, K McDougall – $21.10, M McGraw – $70.68, G Meadows – $10.74, S Melcher – $28.50, w Merchen – $28.50, D Miller – $10.74, M Morris – $24.80, D Pope – $19.62, M Reuwsaat – $24.80, L Rohrbauck – $24.80, F Rorie – $24.06, R Schieffer – $50.74, S Scudder – $10.74, K Seidl – $28.50, E Slocum – $24.80, C Soyland – $24.80, K Stansbury – $10.74, I Stoner – $10.74, M Swanson – $10.00, J winchester – $21.10, S wipf – $50.74, T woods – $72.20 Motion by Heidgerken, second by Cammack. Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch. 5. items from Commission Assistant Action, Discussion: A. 2013 Policy Changes Discussion was had regarding a Snow and Sand Policy, which is recommended by Safety Benefits. The same has been reviewed by Highway Superintendent Ken McGirr and Deputy State's Attorney, Ken Chleborad. Motion to approve policy as submitted for snow and sand. Motion by Cammack, second by Creed. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch. Discussion took place regarding the Meade County Employees Handbook and the following changes: 2-2. Employee Classifications Probationary - New employees who have not completed his/her six month probationary period. You may use your accumulated sick leave as needed, but you may not use vacation leave for six months. You are not eligible for payment of any benefits if you leave employment before completing six months of service. You are not eligible for holiday benefits until after 30 days of employment. Your probationary period may be extended at the discretion of your supervisor and/or Department Head. Part-Time Employees - Employees who regularly work fewer than 40 hours per week who were not hired on a shortterm basis. Part-Time Employees are not eligible for county benefits, but may be eligible to receive statutory benefits if they work at least 20 hours or more on a regular basis, typically, at least six months. 2-5. Compensation Opportunities All exempt employees shall be paid longevity with five years of service and for each five year period thereafter as follows: Elected Officials - $1000 per year
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Generated by Lisa G Schieffer on Wednesday, December 21, 2012 Members present Alan Aker, Doreen Creed, Gary Cammack, Robert Heidgerken, Linda Rausch Meeting called to order at 8:30 AM 1. Call Meeting to Order at 8:30 AM Procedural: A. Pledge of Allegiance 2. Public Hearing @ 8:30 AM Action, Discussion: A. Section Line Re-Classification Brett Burditt came before the Board asking for a reclassification of section line to make the same non-motorized access. Burditt explained it is only due to the terrain and the same creates an unsafe condition for motorized vehicles. Burditt went on to say that the public deviate from the section line and then unwanted trespassing occurs which would cause erosion over time and devalue the property. Discussion took place regarding the letter sent by the Game, Fish & Parks Department who are in opposition to the closure or alteration of the section line. Mariam Atkins from the Bureau of Land Management felt that subsequent information would be needed from a site visit. The Bureau of Land Management is not in support of the request. Nancy Hilding expressed her concern regarding the matter. Chairman Aker brought the same back for Board discussion. Commissioner Creed discussed with the Board whether the County had similar section line requests and whether there was any history on the same. Motion to defer until Commissioners can view the site. Motion dies for lack of a second. Motion by Creed, second None. Motion Fails. Discussion ensued on the matter. Commissioner Cammack informed the Board that he has visited the site and feels the remainder of the Board should look at the same. Motion to defer until Commissioners can view the site. Motion by Creed, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch. Motion to set a hearing for February 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. for the reclassification of a section line to non-motorized vehicles. Motion by Cammack, second by Rausch. Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch. 3. items from Commission Action, Discussion: A. Public Interview of Commissioner Applicants. Chairman Aker informed the public that even though they are doing open interviews there will be no decision today. That will be a decision and vote of the new Board in January 2013. Commissioner Cammack will tender his resignation Tuesday morning (January 8, 2013) and then the Board can proceed as their first action to appoint the fifth Commissioner. Voting on that action will be Alan Aker, Robert Heidgerken, Linda Rausch, Bob Bertolotto and Auditor Lisa Schieffer. Commissioner Creed would like the record to reflect “that the media is always concerned about open meetings and today we are interviewing nine people for a very important position, and that there are no members of the media present. Apparently, this is not an important
fiscal year: ALLOCATiOnS: Crisis Intervention – $1290.00 SUPPLiES, SERViCE, EQUiPMEnT: Best Buy – $1165.98, A&B Business Equip – $296.43, A&B welding – $55.40, A&J Supply – $68.40, Aker woods – $225.00, Archonix Systems – $33702.00, Armstrong Ext. – $147.96, G Biegler – $180.00, Bierschbach Equip – $31.92, BH Chemical – $856.90, Bob Barker – $805.93, Border States Electric – $72.73, Brosz Eng. – $14745.00, Butler Machinery – $966.28, Butte Conservation District – $6000.00, Campbell County Sheriff – $200.00, Campbell Supply – $208.49, Cash-wA – $2323.51, CBH – $42286.87, L Cermak – $100.00, K Chleborad – $219.99, City of Faith – $124.56, City of RC – $490.00, CHC – $130.00, County Drug – $278.72, Crum Electric – $7358.20, Dakota Fluid Power – $260.00, Dakota Mill & Grain – $95.90, Dakota Security Systems – $13498.48, Earthgrains – $380.83, Empire Supplies – $97.00, ESRI – $6175.34, Executive Mgmt Finance – $72.00, Fastenal Co. – $121.57, Fedex – $76.09, First Interstate Bank – $12039.23, Frontier Precision – $725.29, G&R Controls – $1122.45, Godfrey Brake Service – $144.80, Great western Tire – $28742.30, Grimms – $68.76, L Havemeier – $85.00, A Hockenbary – $285.00, J Howell – $173.00, P Humphrey – $233.31, Jenner Equip. – $15.75, Johnston Hardware – $25.86, Kimball Midwest – $276.68, Kone – $1234.80, KRCS $80.00, Lar-Jo’s – $420.00, Lexis-Nexis – $305.00, Lexisnexis – $324.00, Loftus – $213.00, McLeod’s – $847.56, Meade Co Times – $36.00, Meade Co. Treas. – $966.52, Michael Todd & Co. – $616.06, Microsoft Corp – $1432.00, Mike Amo Mai – $6000.00, Motorola – $2237.75, T Mutchler – $47.75, NADA – $36.00, Neumiller Truck & Auto Body – $3156.93, Neve’s – $47.85, Nyacor – $80.48, V O’Day – $49.40, O’Reilly Auto – $21.16, Owens Interstate – $361.88, M Pates – $1587.00, Penn Co. Sheriff – $2043.50, Pennington Co. Sheriff – $1322.60, Perkins Co. Hwy – $2932.22, Peterson Auto – $360.22, S Peterson – $650.00, Pictometry International – $16370.00, Postage by Phone – $7725.00, Prowest & Assoc – $2070.00, Quill – $2556.57, J Quinn – $300.00, RC Regional Hospital – $41.00, Rapid Delivery – $14.40, Redwood Toxicology – $9.21, S Regan – $200.00, Riata wranglers 4-H Club – $187.99, Richters Tire – $20.00, Rushmore Office – $10861.05, Sam’s Club – $248.33, Sand Scripts – $56.00, SDACC – $4060.76, SDDOT – $7549.56, SDAE4-HE – $70.00, SDN Comm. – $1020.00, Servall Uniform – $181.68, B Severson – $100.00, Sheehan Mack – $734.42, Shopko Pharmacy – $409.89, Signature Plus – $1375.89, Site work Specialists – $92494.61, State Treasurer – $35.00, Sturgis Napa – $188.77, Sturgis Photo – $199.90, Tote A Vote – $3160.00, Truenorth Steel – $466.26, Twilight Fire – $63.00, US Foodservice – $3925.26, wSDJDC – $6975.00, western Stationers – $2372.66, wheeler Lumber – $21628.20, D withaker – $8442.50, Xerox – $1838.82, Motorola – $5355.00, C Harkins – $349.25, Secretary of State – $30.00, Frontier Precision – $765.00, J Rhoden – $271.34, Microfirm Software – $700.00, Schneider Corp – $3250.00, A&B Business – $315.71 MiLES, MEALS, LODGinG: A Aker – $87.29, G Cammack – $71.04, D Creed – $1059.78, R Heidgerken – $74.74, G Mattson – $16.28, L Rausch – $131.13, B Powles – $10.36, T wieczorek – $22.20, R Mallow – $16.28, L Quam – $16.28 COURT-APPOinTED ATTORnEy: Frederickson Law – $5344.10, Grey Law – $2466.35, R Haivala – $3039.45,
Non-elected Employees - $750 per year For longevity purposes, time does not accrue during a period of approved leave of absence without pay exceeding six months. Elected Officials shall be placed into the County Pay-Grade System as per Commission approval and receive annual step increases thereafter. First time elected officials shall receive a step increase at six months - and annually, thereafter, from the date of hire. The Board of County Commissioners may not decrease the salary of the sheriff, state’s attorney, treasurer, auditor or county register of deeds during consecutive terms of office - as per state law. The Board of County Commissioners will set the elected official’s salary rate on an annual basis. 2-14. your Paycheck If you believe there is an error in your pay, immediately bring the matter to the attention of the Auditor's Office or the Human Resources Office, so the matter can be resolved quickly and amicably. 2-15. Direct Deposit Meade County strongly encourages requires employees to use direct deposit. Authorization forms are available in the Human Resources Office. 2-16. Salary Advances Meade County does not permit advances on paychecks or against accrued paid time off, other than the opportunity for a mid-month draw. The mid-month draw form is on file in the Human Resources Office. Meade County reserves the right to suspend or terminate midmonth draw at any time. 3-3. Paid Vacations Years of Service heading changed to Vacation 3-14. SD Retirement System Participation in the South Dakota Retirement System is mandatory for all regular, full-time employees. and for all part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week on a regular basis. All decisions relating to the retirement system will be in full compliance with South Dakota Codified Law and the provisions of the South Dakota Retirement System. Motion to adopt amendments. Motion by Cammack, second by Creed. Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch. Action, Discussion: B. 2013 Insurance Renewals Motion to approve the changes in coverage on the general liability and vehicle insurances. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch. Action, Discussion: C. Butte Conservation District Invoice Motion to approve an invoice for $6,000.00 from the 2012 Commission Budget. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch. Action, Discussion: D. Meade and Faith School Districts - Clarification of Motion The Board discussed clarification on the September 27, 2012 minutes/with amendments and the intentions of the Board regarding the payment between the Faith 46-2 and Meade 46-1 School Districts. Motion to affirm that the same was for $2,500.00, per year, for four years for a total of $10,000.00. Motion by Cammack, second by Creed. Continued on next page
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Continued from previous page Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch. Action, Discussion: E. Executive Session 1-25-2 (1) Motion to go into executive session due to personnel matters. Motion by Rausch, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch. Motion to go out of executive session and return to regular session. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch. 6. Adjourn Action, Procedural: A. Adjourn the Meeting Motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion by Cammack, second by Creed. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch. APPROVED: __________________________ Chairman, Alan Aker ATTEST:________________________ Lisa Schieffer, Auditor Published January 2, 2013 at the total approximate cost of $164.07 gency can only be decided by the Board, and as of this date not all bills are in. Schieffer along with Commissioner Assistant Jerry Derr explained that one of the bills that was tagged to be paid out of contingency from the Butte Conservation District in the amount of $6,000.00 could be paid out of the Commission Budget. Also, the Courthouse drainage project that came out of the Maintenance Budget was at a lower figure for possible contingency of $15,186.07. Leaving roughly $38,000 in contingency money. Creed also explained that a bill had been turned into the Auditor’s Office from a legal firm for $10,000 and they received a check for $60.00. Schieffer explained to her recollection no $10,000 bill had been turned into the office for partial payment and asked what legal firm was being referred to. Discussion was then had regarding a supplement to the Court Appointed Attorney Budget and the possibility of setting the same for December 31, 2012. Commissioner Creed then asked what the process was for the Judge when signing off on the bills and if they are turned in every month, and whether some of the cases had been closed already or ongoing. The Board directed Derr to discuss the same with the Fourth Judicial Court Administrator. Action, Discussion: A. Supplement to 2012 Court Appointed Fund Motion to set a supplement budget hearing for December 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM to supplement the Court Appointed Attorney Budget for $40,000.00. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch 3. Adjourn Action, Procedural: A. Adjourn the Meeting Motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion by Creed, second by Cammack. Final Resolution: Motion Carries Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch
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GOVERnMEnTAL FUnDS Beginning Fund Balance Revenues and Other Sources: General Sales and Use Taxes Gross Receipts Business Taxes Amusement Taxes Licenses and Permits State Grants State Shared Revenue: Motor Vehicle Commercial Prorate Liquor Tax Reversion Motor Vehicle Licenses (5%) Local Government Highway and Bridge Fund County Shared Revenue: County Road Tax (25%) County HBR Tax (25%) Other County Shared Revenue Charges for Goods and Services: General Government Public Safety Highways and Streets Culture and Recreation Ambulance Cemetery Other Investment Earnings Rentals Contributions and Donations from Private Sources Other Total Revenue and Other Sources Expenditures and Other Uses: Legislative Executive Elections Financial Administration Other General Government Police Fire Highways and Streets Airport Cemeteries Health Ambulance Recreation Parks Swimming Pool Libraries Economic Development and Assistance (Industrial Development) Promoting the City Economic Opportunity Debt Service Capital Outlay Total Expenditures and Other Uses Transfers In (Out) Issuance of Long Term Debt Comp. for loss or damage of Cap Assets Increase/Decrease in Fund Balance Ending Fund Balance: Reserved Designated for Other Purposes Designated for Capital Outlay Undesignated Governmental Long-term Debt Continued on next page General Fund 8,316.00 210,656.00 17,288.00 144.00 3,645.00 9,439.00 1,386.00 3,059.00 8,070.00 8,426.00 509.00 3,403.00 103.00 690.00 100.00 3,838.00 148,865.00 310.00 11,749.00 4,822.00 39,576.00 4,800.00 19,619.00 500,497.00 3,293.00 25,287.00 506.00 163,590.00 149,315.00 111,054.00 14,998.00 176,000.00 22,815.00 2,952.00 1,610.00 135,811.00 4,604.00 12,773.00 2,596.00 24,539.00 12,574.00 15,057.00 1,000.00 106,440.00 33,126.00 1,019,940.00 552,468.00 0.00 1,982.00 35,007.00 0.00 Other Fund Total Governmental Funds 8,316.00 210,656.00 17,288.00 144.00 3,645.00 9,439.00 1,386.00 3,059.00 8,070.00 8,426.00 509.00 0.00 3,403.00 103.00 690.00 100.00 3,838.00 148,865.00 310.00 11,749.00 4,822.00 39,576.00 4,800.00 19,619.00 500,497.00 3,293.00 25,287.00 506.00 163,590.00 149,315.00 111,054.00 14,998.00 176,000.00 22,815.00 2,952.00 1,610.00 135,811.00 4,604.00 12,773.00 24,539.00 12,574.00 15,057.00 1,000.00 106,440.00 33,126.00 1,019,940.00 552,468.00 0.00 1,982.00 35,007.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 43,323.00 510,204.00
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Generated by Lisa G Schieffer on Monday, December 17, 2012 Members present Alan Aker, Doreen Creed, Gary Cammack, Robert Heidgerken, Linda Rausch Meeting called to order at 4:00 PM 1. Call Meeting to Order at 4:00 PM Procedural: A. Pledge of Allegiance 2. items from Commission Discussion was had regarding courtappointed attorney’s bills and when the same had been turned into the Auditor’s Office. Chairman Aker asked Meade County Auditor Lisa Schieffer whether the date of the signed bills were also the date the same had been turned in? Schieffer explained that all bills presented were turned in after the December 4th and 5th regular meeting. Schieffer went on to explain that accounts payable sends out a letter notifying the vendors when the last meeting will be for bills and to submit the same by a certain date. Schieffer explained that the Auditor’s Office does a running balance up until the 19th, which is the final meeting of the year, of all the bills submitted. It is at that time the Board will have all the budget information and what budgets could possibly use contingency if they are over spent. Aker then asked whether the Court Appointed Attorney’s Budget had any money left in it. Schieffer said no and went on to explain that a $20,000 supplement was done at the regular December 5th meeting and all court appointed bills were paid up to that date. Discussion was then had whether the same could be paid out of contingency or if they would have to supplement again before the end of the year. Commissioner Creed discussed with the Board that sources had told her that the County was broke and that the bills could not be paid until the 2013 budget. Commissioner Creed asked Schieffer to state for the record that there is money to pay the bills. Schieffer said yes there is contingency money at this time, but contin-
APPROVED: ________________________________ Alan Aker, Chairman ATTEST: Lisa Schieffer, Auditor Published January 2, 2013 at the total approximate cost of $36.38
First reading of Revised Ordinance No. #21 – An Ordinance Providing for Temporary Campgrounds will be held by the Board of Meade County Commissioners on January 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners meeting room in the Erskine Administrative Building, Sturgis, SD. /s/ Lisa Schieffer, Meade County Auditor Published December 26, 2013 & January 2, 2014 at the total approximate cost of $32.49
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miles south of Maurine, 605-748F2-tfc 2473 Merle Vig. The family of Dorothy Ulrich wishes to thank all our friends for the phone calls, visits, cards, flowers, food, memorials and prayers during these past weeks. We truly appreciate all your kindness. Gene Ulrich Dan & Doris Ulrich & Families Grace Chamness & Families Thank you for the expressions of sympathy extended to our family. God’s blessing to you! Gwen, DeeAnne, Robin, Linda, Philip, Diane, Jene, Robin Linn and Billi Jo Kilness Thank you to Heather Kirkley for Beanie Babies for the treat tree, to Brandon Owen for the ham and jellies, to the Bethel Ladies for the turkey. Jesse Anderson would like to say thank you to M&D for the waffle iron he won. Norah, Jackie, Jesse & Gabe
GUN SHOW: Dakota Territory Gun Collector’s Association Annual Winter BISMARCK Gun Show. Saturday, January 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, January 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. BISMARCK CIVIC CENTER. Roger Krumm 701-336-7533 or 701-851-0129. F16-4tc APARTMENTS AVAILABLE: Countryside Apartments in Faith. 1 bedroom, carpeted throughout. Laundry facilities available. Handicap accessible. Rent based on income. For information contact: PRO/Rental Management 1-800-244-2826 or 1-605-347-3077 Equal Opportunity Housing. F5-tfc PASTURE WATER LINES with trencher and backhoe, Livestock Water Systems. 10 1/2
Thank you to the 2 Christmas Angels who gave such a generous gift. You shown a bright light on my Christmas. May God’s blessings be yours! Forever grateful Karen Inghram
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is advertising for a five-year farm pasture lease starting December 1, 2012 to terminate November 30, 2017, lease to be awarded to the highest bidder. The lease available is: Lease 100861 – Tribal Tracts T-6306-J – Lot 1, Lot 2 Section 7, Township 11 North, Range 18 East, Black Hills Meridian, Ziebach County, containing 71.210 acres, more or less, all dryland farm ground. Note: This is located approximately 10 miles south of US Highway 212, situated on the Meade and Ziebach County line. Offered to highest bidder with no minimum per acres. Sealed bids will be opened on Monday, January 14, 2013, at 2:00 PM, Mountain Standard Time, in the Conference Room, Bureau of indian Affairs, Cheyenne River Agency, Eagle Butte, South Dakota. interested bidders may call 605/964-6200 or visit the Realty Office to pickup the bid form and maps.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY NOW IS THE chance to buy a well established & successful business in the State Capitol of S.D. The Longbranch is for SALE (serious inquires only). Call Russell Spaid 605-280-1067. LOG HOMES DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders 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 SEEKING CLASS A CDL drivers to run 14 central states. 2 years over the road experience required. Excellent benefit package. Call 701221-2465 or 877-472-9534. www.pbtransportation.com. $1500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS! EXP. OTR Drivers, TBI, 33¢/34¢, $375 mo., health ins., credit, 03¢ safety bonus, Call Joe for details, 800.456.1024, joe@tbitruck.com. VACATION/TIMESHARE HART RANCH MEMBERSHIP For Sale: Beautiful Hart Ranch Camping Resort is located just outside of Rapid City. Purchase NOW before transfer fees increase! Call 605-939-3112. WANTED ANTLERS, ELK IVORIES, pheasant skins, rattlesnakes and porcupines. Ph. 605-673-4345 or email at clawantlerhide@hotmail.com.
1st Tuesday & 3rd Wednesday of each month
Trips to Rapid City, Sturgis & communities in between
Fares to Rapid City are $25.00
For information or a brochure call (605) 374-3189 or Call 967-2001 to arrange a ride!
Breakfast: Burritos Lunch: Hot Hamburger – $4.29 Sandwich: BBQ Chicken
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
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches Lunch: Tacos – $4.29 Sandwich: Rueben
Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy Lunch: Asian – $4.29 Sandwich: Hamburger
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches Lunch: Cassserole – $4.29 Sandwich: Philly Steak & Cheese
Breakfast: Burritos Lunch: 2 Piece Chicken Dinner – $4.29 Sandwich: Hamburger
…T he Bett er Choice P rairie Oasis Mall 605-967-262 2 Faith, SD

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