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July 10, 2013
Attending this year’s Farmers Union State Camp attendees from Meade County
were... (left to right) Brooke Enright, Union Center; Lexxy Niederwerder, New Underwood: Brandi Simons,
Howes; Taylin Montague, New Underwood; Rowdy Thompson, New Underwood; Jaclyn Niederwerder,
New Underwood; Keely Thompson, New Underwood; Brandi Enright, Union Center and not pictured is
Bailly Enright, Union Center. Courtesy photo
The Faith City Council short-
ened their July 2nd meeting by
pulling several items from the
agenda.
Following the approval of min-
utes, claims and agenda, the first
item discussed was the repair of
the water tower. Dupper said he
had talked to Maguire Iron about
the project. This will be a two
week process. The city crew will
drain the tower and divert it to
the blue tank. Water pressure is
expected to fluctuate these two
weeks, and it may be slightly dis-
colored but that’s nothing to be
worried about. Maguire Iron will
sandblast the tower, and give it
two coats of epoxy, which will
have to dry in between. Council
discussed doing this later but de-
cided it was best to go ahead and
get it done as soon as possible,
and accepted Maguire’s bid. Dup-
per will talk to Maguire and see
when they can come.
Council retired into executive
session at 7:10 for about 20 min-
utes to discuss personnel.
The hearing for the issuance of
an alcoholic beverage license for
the Faith Stock Show was held at
7:30. Colt Haines, Stock Show
President was present to speak
for the license. He said that he
had visited with Lonny Collins
and they agreed to set the tent up
at the south edge of Lonny’s
Steak House and run it down the
first block. Mayor Haines stated
that the open container law will
be in effect just as it is for the
Lone Tree Bar. Council approved
the Stock Show’s license.
Council retired back into exec-
utive session for further discus-
sion of personnel issues.
Council tabled any decision on
reimbursing lifeguards for their
certification at this time until
their next meeting.
Discussion on the road north of
town was the next item on their
agenda. At their last meeting
they decided not to mag water the
road. Peggy Riley said her brother
didn’t mind the idea of paving the
road but was concerned about an
increase in taxes, etc. She asked
if they could go back to their orig-
inal plan to mag water the road.
Continued on Page 2
Faith City Council approves water
tower repair, Stock Show liquor
license at July 2nd meeting
By Loretta Passolt
Back in the late 60s, Faith
Chamber held an Appreciation
Day each year. This was a big day
back then for the businesses to
show their appreciation to their
customers, and everyone always
had a good time. The City of Faith
is bringing that event back on
Saturday, July 20th, and invite
you to town for the day. There
are many activities planned this
year, including those old-time
drawings on Main Street.
The day will open with city-
wide rummage sales beginning at
8:00 am. If you haven’t had your
rummage sale yet this year, or
even if you have, this might be a
good opportunity to have another.
As they say, your trash could be
someone else’s treasure. Contact
the Faith City Office to be put on
the list.
Several crafters have already
reserved their booth space for the
Craft Fair which will open at 9:00
am and run most of the day.
There will also be a Farmers
Market. Those of you with garden
items or baked goods, may set up
your wares in the parking lot at
the Information Center. This will
run from 9:00 - 4:00. Who doesn’t
like fresh home-grown produce?
There’s something for the kids,
too. At 10:00 am, children of all
ages may bring their sidewalk
chalk and show their talent in the
Sidewalk Chalk Contest. Kids can
draw on the sidewalks on the first
block of Main Street, east or west
side. Prizes will be awarded for
1st and 2nd place in three divi-
sions: Up to 6 years, 7-12 years,
and 13 and up.
The Girls Scouts will have a
hot dog stand set up throughout
the day so you can have lunch and
support these young girls.
The swimming pool will be
open in the afternoon with free
swimming and pool games. We
know it will be a hot day, what
better way to cool off!
Businesses will be having spe-
cials in their stores, and registra-
tion boxes will be set up in each.
Register throughout the day for
your chance to win prizes at the
drawing to be held on Main Street
at 4:30. This is their way of show-
ing you their appreciation for sup-
porting them all year long.
The day will close with
karaoke at the Lone Tree Bar
that night.
Plan to be in Faith for Appre-
ciation Day on July 20th. It’s
going to be a fun time for all!
Faith bringing back Appreciation Day
Roadside park ... got a new gazebo Tuesday. The gazebo was
purchased with funds from Horizons. There are plans for a dedica-
tion on July 20th. Photo by Loretta Passolt
Mark your
calendars Stock
Show is coming
August 6-11
Come join the
festivities
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Janice Ilene (Booth) Hansen
was born July 21, 1944 at Craw-
ford, NE to Joseph Mark and
Anna Kestena (Petersen) Booth.
Janice attended  schools in Gor-
don,  NE and Alliance, NE.  She
met the love of  her life  Gary
Melvin Hansen while her father
worked for the airport in Alliance,
NE. 
Gary and Janice were married
June 16, 1962 at the First Chris-
tian Church in Blair, NE. To this
union, four children were born.
Dodie Sue, Marilyn Ilene, Robin
Jane, and Gary Melvin II.
Janice worked various jobs in
her lifetime. The most important
to her was being a loving wife and
mother to her family. 
Janice went home to be with
the Lord Thursday, July 4, 2013,
surrounded by her loving family
at home.
An interment cremation and
private family memorial / celebra-
tion of life service will be held.
Surviving family members in-
clude her husband, Gary, Faith,
SD; Dodie (Duane) Bomar of
Sheridan, WY; Marilyn (Jarvis)
Palmer of Faith, SD; Robin
(Brian) Morris of Carmel, IN;
Gary (Jackie) Hansen II of Black
Hawk, SD; 10 grandchildren and
8 great grandchildren.   
Surviving sisters and brothers
are Rosalie (Harold) Kelly  of  Kil-
gore, NE; Shirley (James) Slate of
Haskell, OK; Emery Jay Booth of
Littleton, CO; David (Carolyn)
Booth of Bateland, SD; and Ruby
(Terry) Robbins of Rushville, NE.
She was preceded in death by her
parents and one infant sister,
Caroline.
Condolences may be left at
www.funeralhomesofcaring.com
or cards may be mailed to:
Gary M. Hansen Family
P.O. Box 275
Faith, SD  57626
In lieu of flowers, a Memorial
has been established to the Booth
Family Reunion Fund which Jan-
ice first established for her
mother in July 1991.
Janice Hansen
As they had to notify the County
the day following their decision it
is too late to do it now. Karen In-
ghram said the dust really hangs
on the road, especially with the
trucks. James Inghram wondered
how much it would cost to chip
seal a test area. He said some
gravel really packs hard and it
would sure help cut down on the
dust problem. He visited with
Lane Cammack about gravel at
their pit. Crushed gravel runs
around $3 a ton. Inghram sug-
gested maybe running a test strip
from the speed limit sign as far as
his property line, about 1/4 of a
mile, or somewhere in that vicin-
ity. Council approved getting a
quote from Cammacks for gravel
and hauling for a 1/8 mile test
area, from the speed limit sign
going north.
Council tabled a decision on re-
imbursing lifeguards for their cer-
tification fees until the July 16th
meeting.
Greg Fisher came before Coun-
cil in regard to his concern of the
drainage on his property by Matt
Helms. When we have a hard rain
the water seems to backup in the
culverts from Pratts and Helms to
Smiths. He has looked over the
culverts at the school, Dueters,
and along that street. Some of the
stretch is fine, but one thing he
noticed is that the one at Dueters
is at a slight angle and thought
maybe that slowed down some of
the flow. The culverts at Smiths
seems to be partially collapsed.
He would like the City to check
and see where the problem lies.
Mayor Haines suggested he get
together with Smiths and see if
they can work something out be-
tween them. Fisher wondered
what the city’s obligation is to
make sure that the water drains
properly. Debbie said that, as far
as she knew, the city is not obli-
gated for anything as it is on pri-
vate property. Council asked
Greg to come to the next meeting
when Attorney Bogue is present
so they can get the proper legal
information.
Nuisance properties was the
next topic on their agenda. Coun-
cil approved sending out letters to
three property owners requesting
they clean up their property or
the city will take necessary ac-
tion.
Debbie wanted it known that
they will be having karaoke at the
bar on the 20th for Appreciation
Day.
Council discussed having
someone at the entrances at Dur-
kee Lake to collect donations for
the fireworks. Some members
wouldn’t be available. No definite
decision.
Mayor Haines passed out com-
mittee lists to members. He ap-
pointed three members to each
committee and wants them to ap-
point a chairman and meet each
month before the second meeting
and present any information they
gather so all members know
what’s happening. He wants the
committees to meet with depart-
ment heads and figure out their
needs for the next year. He would
also like them to work on a five-
year plan for needs. They will be
working on the budget soon so
would like to know what their
needs are. These meetings are
open to the public.
Reed Henschel is working on
repairs at the ice house. Door are
being replaced and a deck of pon-
derosa pine is being added. Riley
asked if there was any funds for
paint, and if it could be done be-
fore Stock Show. Debbie said the
grant defines what they can do.
Painting probably won’t be done
before Stock Show. Annelle Af-
dahl also said the Exhibit Board
wanted to know about painting,
and what there was for funds. At
this time, Riley stated that we
need to do a better job of promot-
ing Faith. She was disappointed
that the Stock Show wasn’t well
advertised in a recent vacation
guide.
Mayor Haines commented that
City property is being abused. Ve-
hicles, etc. are being parked and
left. Council held further discus-
sion on the nuisance properties in
town. Members thought a notice
should be placed in the newspa-
paper about abandoned vehicles,
etc., then a letter be sent to the
owners. Currently property own-
ers are allowed to have one vehi-
cle per license parked on the
street. Members were concerned
about some vehicles being parked
in yards for a lengthy time if they
are not operational. These are not
only an eye-sore but they are a
health issue. If the area can’t be
mowed, it’s an easy place to at-
tract snakes and skunks. Mem-
bers will be going around town
and making lists to present at the
next council meeting.
City Council Continued from Page 1
The Flower of the Year for the
2013 Faith Stock Show is the
rose. These may be domestic or
wild.
Kids ages 8 and under, boys
and girls, are encouraged to enter
the Cookie Contest. This year’s
cookie is Snickerdoodle. Cookies
are to be entered 5 on a plate,
with the recipe included.
Exhibitors, if you haven’t been
working on your projects to enter
you still have time. There is 4-H
and Open Class judging. Open
Class is open to any age. Cash
prizes will be awarded for 4-H
and Open Class 1st and 2nd place
winners.
It would be nice to see the ex-
hibit building filled to capacity
with projects. Get out your hand-
iwork, finish those projects and
get them entered.
For more information, contact
Tami Haines, 748-2414.
Stock Show announcements
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July 10, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 3
Sen. John Thune’s Column
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Lifeguards aren’t the only ones
who’ll be saving lives this sum-
mer. People like you and your
neighbor will be, too…by donat-
ing blood.
According to Lori Liebman,
United Blood Services’ Donor Re-
cruitment Director, participation
drops off slightly at summer
blood drives. At the same time,
donations throughout the region
drop in the summer because high
schools and colleges, which are
enthusiastic blood drive sponsors,
are not in session. In this area, a
whopping 10% percent of the
local blood supply comes from
high school and college students.
When those students are on sum-
mer vacation, it’s up to the com-
munity to make up the difference.
“It’s no secret,” Liebman says.
“People simply are much busier
than they are at other times of
the year. Although donors might
have other things to do, patients
continue to need blood. Nearly
185 blood donations are required
each week to meet the needs of
hospital patients.” Eligible blood
donors are encouraged to give
blood regularly to keep hospital
shelves stocked with lifesaving
blood.
Liebman urges residents to
adopt United Blood Services’ slo-
gan: “Find the Hero in You.
Make time to save lives, or re-
cruit others in your place if you
are unable to give. We encourage
donors to donate at least three
times a year- each donation can
save up to two people’s lives!”
All donors will receive a free
cholesterol test with every blood
donation. Anyone interested in
donating at the Catholic Daugh-
ters blood drive on Thursday,
July 11th, can call Amy Ulrich.
The drive will be held from 1:00
to 5:30 at St. Joseph’s Catholic
Church fellowship hall. You must
bring your photo ID.
Save a life this summer; donate
blood at drive on July 11th
All meals served with milk and
bread. Menu subject to change
without notice.
Wed., June 10: Ham & Potato
Omelet, Green beans, Cinnamon
roll, Tropical fruit
Thur., June 11: BBQ Beef on
bun, Potato salad, Parsley car-
rots, Lime Sunshine Salad, Ba-
nana
Fri., June 12: Beef Stew,
Pineapple tidbits, Pudding w/top-
ping, Cranberry juice
Mon., July 15: Taco Salad,
Fresh fruit, Pudding
Tue., July 16: No Meals
Wed., July 17: Hawaiian
Chicken Salad, Tomato slices,
Apple crisp
Thur., July 18: Beef tips &
gravy, Mashed potatoes, Broccoli
& carrots, Peaches
Fri., July 19: Swiss Steak
w/tomatoes & onion, Mashed po-
tatoes, Peas, Fruit cocktail
Employer mandate delay sig-
nals larger problems for Oba-
maCare
Recently, the Obama adminis-
tration announced its plans to
delay implementation of one of
the key components of the presi-
dent’s signature health care legis-
lation, the employer mandate.
This provision, which mandates
financial penalties to businesses
with more than 50 employees
that fail to provide government-
approved health insurance to its
employees, will be delayed from
2014 until 2015.
For more than three years,
President Obama has been assur-
ing the American people that pro-
visions in ObamaCare such as the
employer mandate will help lower
premium costs and allow Ameri-
cans to keep the insurance they
preferred. Yet, businesses across
South Dakota and the rest of the
country have lamented that the
legislation is stifling hiring deci-
sions and taking away financial
resources that would normally be
invested in their business. Ac-
cording to a Wells Fargo/Gallup
Small Business Index survey,
nearly 4 in 10 small business
owners are holding back hiring
because of costs associated with
implementing ObamaCare.
Not only does the health care
law mandate coverage for em-
ployees, but the law also includes
a provision that mandates em-
ployers include certain govern-
ment-determined “essential bene-
fits” for any employer-sponsored
health plan, leaving almost no
flexibility for an employer to de-
termine what is best for his or her
employees. Many of these re-
quired benefits increase the cost
of plans for employers and em-
ployees alike.
According to a recent Gallup
poll from June of 2013, 52 percent
of respondents said they disap-
prove of ObamaCare, up from 48
percent last fall. The same poll re-
vealed that for every one person
who believes they will be better
off under ObamaCare, two believe
they will be worse off. Opposition
to the president’s health law is
growing, and will continue to
grow, as Americans realize that
the law is built upon broken
promises that will result in
higher health care costs and more
taxes. 
While I am pleased that busi-
nesses will be shielded for an-
other year from the onerous and
costly requirements associated
with employer mandate, the
delay provides further evidence
that ObamaCare is not the solu-
tion to our health care problems
and that this massive expansion
of government is a step in the
wrong direction. Rather than uni-
laterally breaking a law that the
president and his allies in Con-
gress proposed, the administra-
tion should have worked with
Congress to devise a solution.
It’s time to repeal this broken
legislation and replace it with
real health care reforms that will
give Americans access to the
health care they need, from the
doctor they choose, at a lower
cost.
Drought concerns eased last
month with widespread rainfall
and near average temperatures
in South Dakota. At this point,
the climate outlook for July re-
mains uncertain.
"Copious amounts of rain fell
in the northeastern counties in
June," said Laura Edwards,
SDSU Extension Climate Field
Specialist. "Some locations re-
ported 3 to 5 inches above aver-
age rainfall for the month. That is
nearly double average for those
areas between Marshall and
Deuel counties."
Edwards added that the south-
western corner of South Dakota
remains in moderate to severe
drought going in to the month of
July.
"Unfortunately, the southern
Black Hills and areas between
Fall River and Todd counties con-
tinued to be much drier than av-
erage in June," said Edwards.
Climatologically, the summer
is traditionally a dry season for
those counties. This, Edwards ex-
plains means that further
drought recovery will be unlikely
in the coming months.
"As temperatures increase, so
does water demand by plants, an-
imals and people," she said.
Edwards said according to the
latest monthly and seasonal
drought outlooks from the Cli-
mate Prediction Center a drought
is expected to persist in this area
for July and through September.
June's temperatures have helped
crop producers across the state,
said Dennis Todey, SDSU State
Climatologist.
"Temperatures in June were
slightly below average for the
month, but nothing like what the
state experienced earlier this
year," Todey said. "Statewide,
June temperature was just a de-
gree or two below the long-term
average. This created a nice envi-
ronment for crop growth and
rangeland recovery over the last
few weeks." 
By the end of June, corn fields
appeared to be in good shape, and
soybean fields were improving.
Field recovery
A path of severe storms passed
through eastern South Dakota on
June 21. Most reports indicate
that damaged fields were able to
be replanted after hail, high
winds and tornadoes affected the
US-212 corridor that afternoon.
Looking ahead to the month of
July, Todey said computer cli-
mate models are scattered in
their predictions for the northern
Plains.
"There are no clear signs of
wetter or drier than average con-
ditions for the month," he
said.  "Extended periods of exces-
sive heat don't seem to be forth-
coming."
In the early part of the month,
models predict that South Dakota
will be in the path of cooler and
drier air from Canada, as high
pressure sits in the western U.S.
"This isn't to say we are en-
tirely cut off from moisture,"
Todey said.  "We will likely get
small amounts of rainfall here
and there from more sporadic
thunderstorms."       
Edwards and Todey agree that
the early part of July will be
pleasant. The sunny skies and
moderately warm temperatures
will be a boon to gardens and row
crops in the region, and will also
prevent severe heat issues for
livestock.
To learn more, visit iGrow.org.
Drought lingers in the southwest as
summer heat returns
Linda’s Dri ve In
Fai th, SD
is celebrating her
10th anni versary
July 20th, 11 AM–1 PM
Paul Parker, Sysco Rep
will be grilling steak sandwiches
on the patio for $3.50
Register for a
Grill Smoker Combo
Page 4• July 10, 2013 • The Faith Independent
Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden
Opal Area News
By Kay Ingalls
The children of Dan Ulrich
invite you to help him celebrate his
90th Birthday
Saturday, July 13th, 1-3 PM
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
Faith, SD
Help a fellow Longhorn
supporter, Derek Trainor,
with travel expenses following a lengthy illness.
Look for the basketballs and drop your donations
off at M&D Food Shop, Keffeler Kreations
and Country Cut-N-Curl
Central Meade County has
turned from solid green to many
areas of golden brown in the mix
of green. Many are on the tail end
of the haying season and at this
time there is not a lot of optimism
for a second cutting. However, the
weather has remained unpre-
dictable in this part of the state.
Congratulations to Reed and
Amber Cammack on the birth of
their second born son, Elliot Joe
Cammack. He was born in
Spearfish on Saturday afternoon,
July 6, weighing 8.5 lbs. and was
20”. His paternal grandparents
are Gary and Amy Cammack and
maternal grandparents are Wes
and Sue Labrier, all from Union
Center. He is the great grandson
of Floyd and Donna Cammack of
Stoneville. He joins his big
brother, Ian, at home.
Rural Neighbors will be this
Thursday at 1:30 pm at the Com-
munity Baptist Church base-
ment. Everyone is welcome.
Cedar Canyon Bible Camp will
host a one day Yeserday's Kids
Camp on July 15. It is for those 60
years of age and older. Harold
Delbridge will be the speaker and
the topic will be "Mending
Fences".
Junior Camp at Cedar Canyon
Bible Camp for ages 8-11 will be
from July 16-19. Registration
starts at 10:00 am. The registra-
tion fee for attending is only
$10.00 per camper. Youth camp
for ages 10-14 is July 22-26 and
Teen Camp for ages 13-19 is July
29th-Aug. 2nd. For more informa-
tion one may call Della Rae Mick-
elson at 605-748-2443.
Larry, Reggie and I attended
the Belle Fourche parade, fol-
lowed by Spearfish, Deadwood,
and Lead. We spent the evening
at Leo and Debbie Schnells as
they hosted a bar-b-que, activities
and fireworks. Lorie and Gary
Hausmann, Debbie and my sister
and family, Marlyn Murphy, and
Kasey and Jenny Spring and fam-
ily were all guests at the Schnell
residence that evening as well.
Bob and Yvonne Barry hosted
family and friends for supper on
July 4th at the Sturgis home.
They enjoyed the Sturgis fire-
works afterward from their yard.
Kyle Barry is busy this sum-
mer constructing Kasey and
Jenny Spring's new home east of
the Atall School. He is also in the
process of building the new
Prairie Home Church on Hwy
212.
Spud and Bernice Lemmel
were in the Hills on Monday to
keep appointments.
Carmen Heidler went into
Faith on Monday, then John went
in to Walt Grueb's funeral on
Tuesday.  Many of the neighbors
went into the services for the long
time neighbor. Our sympathy
goes to Tillie and the children for
their loss.
Rod, Tracy and Justin Ingalls
were in Faith on Monday for sup-
plies and chiropractor appoint-
ment, Tuesday for the funeral
services and Tracy back on
Wednesday for a clinic appoint-
ment.
Gwen Fogelman Miller and
friend Barry from Sioux Falls, ar-
rived at the Glenn and Margaret
Fogelman home on Tuesday
forenoon and stayed for a visit
until Sunday.  Brandon and
Grace Fogelman came on Thurs-
day also and stayed until Sunday
afternoon.
Kelsey, Brixie and Zona Vig
had appointments in Rapid City
on Tuesday.  They spent some
time visiting with the family at
the evening visitation for Gayla
Brink.
Walter and Faye Fees had
their therapy appointments on
Tuesday and Thursday in Faith.
Faye has completed hers, but
Walter will be having more.   
Wednesday, Dwayne and Zona
Vig along with Hope Vig, met
their children in Rapid City to at-
tend Gayla Brink's funeral. Later
in the afternoon, several of the
family met at the Sturgis Park for
supper.
Wednesday, Lisle and Mike
Reeve went to Philip to get their
baler roll fixed and other repairs.
Thursday, baled some and an-
other roller bearing went out.
Friday, Lisle went early in the
morning to Belle Fourche for
parts.  Aaron and Allen Hartwell
were at the Reeve Ranch on Fri-
day for beef and helped them get
the baler repaired.
Marlin and Ethel Ingalls
joined their family at the home of
Sheryl and Steve Lesmeister in
Newcastle for a 4th of July gath-
ering.  Friday, Jesse and Sheryl
Lesmeister came to the home of
Marlin and Ethel Ingalls to pick
up their camper that Jesse pur-
chased.  They all stopped briefly
at the home of Howard and Kay
Ingalls that afternoon.
Jason Fees came from Mo-
bridge on the 3rd of July and
stayed through the 6th haying at
Walter and Diane's.  Jake came
over the weekend and gathered
bales. Diane had made a supply
run to Rapid City on Friday.
Spud and Bernice Lemmel
were in Belle Fourche on the 5th
and 6th to take in part of the cel-
ebration there.
Friday night, Dwayne and
Zona Vig joined Dakota, Jason,
Shannon and Dillon Dunn, Chan-
delle, Landan, Ainsley, Alexavier
and Zamia Brink at JT, Kelsey
and Brixie's home for a cookout
and fireworks.
Saturday, the Simons Reunion
was held at Union Center.  A good
turnout with relatives from Ne-
vada, California, Colorado, Ne-
braska, Wyoming and North and
South Dakota attending.  Chick
Simons was honored for the old-
est Simons there, Merrill and
Cindy Simons Jolley from Califor-
nia came the furthest and
Juanita Simons Delbridge had
her little grandson there for the
youngest guest present.  Next re-
union will be in two years so hope
everyone that was there comes
back and many more.  Misty Si-
mons Walker and family did a lot
of work to make it a great day.
Thanks.  Genealogy updates are
really needed from all the fami-
lies as a new printout, book or
similar correspondence is going to
be made so all that are interested
can have the information. If you
are willing to update yours, you
can send it to me via email at
hkingalls@gwtc.net  and I will
forward it to our record keeper,
Sundae Orwick.
Sunday dinner guests at the
Cowles home were Natosha Voss
and children. They all then trav-
elled to Spearfish to visit the Fish
Hatchery.
Duane Wood left after Sunday
School to go to Sundance, WY to
visit his daughter Shannon and
family.  A birthday party was the
special occasion and Duane
picked up baler repairs there and
in Belle Fourche for our hay
crew. 
Myron Weiss made a repair
run to Isabel on Sunday and
dropped off a part for us as well.
On Wednesday when Dwayne
and Zona were in Rapid, they
picked up a repaired alternator
for us. What a great neighborhood
we live in with helping others out.
John Heidler  celebrated his
birthday by having roping at their
home on Sunday afternoon. The
Rices, Travis Mickelson family,
Clade Schuelke and Marshal
Cruse were some that were help-
ing him celebrate.  Happy Birth-
day, John.
I don't know about the rest of
you, but have heard from people
away from here that sure don't
get their Faith paper regularly
and the same thing for us here
close by.  We don't get ours here
until Friday and this week due to
the holiday was on Saturday. A
lot of the happenings, etc. are
gone by because of late delivery.
Guess it might be the fact that
our postal service has regressed
in the last few years, but when
talking to people away from here
that still look forward to the Faith
Paper, say they are disappointed
with the delivery.
The South Dakota National
Guard Museum, located at 301
East Dakota in Pierre, will be
hosting the Department of De-
fense 60th Anniversary Korean
War Commem- oration exhibit.
The exhibit will be on display
at the Museum from 9 a.m. – 4
p.m. on Friday, July 26, and from
9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July
27.
Over the past three years, Bob
Hill, South Dakota’s Ambassador
to the Department of Defense
60th Anniversary of the Korean
War Commemoration Committee,
has displayed the exhibit in the
communities of Brookings,
Mitchell, Pierre, Rapid City,
Sioux Falls, Sisseton and Water-
town. Hill has worked endlessly
to locate and recognize South
Dakota’s Korean War Veterans.
In addition to the exhibit,
there will also be a wreath laying
ceremony at the Korean War Me-
morial at the Capitol Lake in
Pierre on Saturday, July 27, at 11
a.m. Immediately following the
ceremony, a lunch will be served
at the Post 8 American Legion
cabin in Pierre, followed by the
presentation of Korean War Com-
memoration certificates.
The Department of Defense
Anniversary of the Korean War
commemoration period began in
2010 and concludes in 2013, coin-
ciding with the 60th Anniversary
of the Korean War, (1950-1953).
Fireworks ... at Durkee Lake on the Fourth of July. The City had
a nice display this year with many onlookers enjoying the night.
Photo by Loretta Passolt
South Dakota National Guard
Museum to host Korean War display
July 10, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 5
Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
Ranch For Sale: Opal, SD
Approx. 1,875 acres
600 acres +\- hay ground a lot of it being creek
bottom land. Hay is looking good for 2013.
Remaining acres are in pasture.
Barns and corrals are in good condition
Older Ranch house, approx. 1,000 SF main floor
w/full unfinished basement,
with upgrades such as replacement windows and
new central heating and air.
For detailed information please contact:
Dave Fogelman: 469.995.5440
Lacey tells me when she reads
my news she skips this first part
about the weather but I put it in
for those of you who live far away.
So far I’ve not seen Faith, South
Dakota weather mentioned on
Good Morning with Al so I’ll bore
Lacey. We’re in need of rain right
now, crops and hay are drying up
and we never did get much run
off. Today, Monday, has a chance
of rain but only sprinkles so far.
Sympathy goes out to the fam-
ilies of Walt Grueb and Janice
Hansen. Our community is sure
to miss both of these folks as they
were well known in the area. Jan-
ice worked at Hill Top V Store for
many years and always had a
smile and something kind to say.
She was one of those gals you
looked forward to seeing. Walt
was an area character and “fix-
ture” in the community. I think
I’ll always picture Walt in bib
overalls, ambling along. He had
time to visit and something to
say. They don’t make a lot like ole
Walt.
Harold and I have been looking
at modular homes this past week
as we want to put a home on my
lot in Faith. My head is swim-
ming from all the floor plans
we’ve seen and all the fancies
they think homes need now days.
As Harold says most master bath-
rooms are so big you could live in
them. One had a fireplace and
TV. Far cry from the days of the
outhouse we used when I was a
kid at Timber Lake and Green
Grass. Counter tops come in all
types no linoleum like my mom
cooked on for 60 years. I watch all
these home shows and know I’m
supposed to go in and complain
about the colors and how we’ll
have to change the cabinets or the
floor but I didn’t. I just wandered
along and drooled. All this also
made me think of all the old, odd
duck bachelors who came to this
area and homesteaded. Some of
the names from the Marcus area
were Fred Schutey who lives
southwest of Wonderchecks or
Earl Waterland’s, Oliver Ginter,
west of Marcus, Harry and Ed
Norton, east of Marcus, Green-
bury Murphy, west of Jim Collins,
? Stark, north of Plainview, and ?
Bonfield just north of our place.
Many of these men lived in
dugouts or actual holes in the
ground. Oliver Ginter lived neigh-
bor to my folks when sister,
Adele, was tiny. He was dirty and
smelled bad and she loved him
much to her mother’s dismay!
These guys would have thought
they were in a palace in these
modular homes. Every area had
some of these unmarried, bache-
lors who were here, left their
mark and are gone. Hopefuly
someone in your area has written
down the names, any info on
them and marked where they
lived. I always nag about preserv-
ing our history and these fellows
were a big part of it!
Jim and Vonnie O'Dea went to
the Belle Fourche parade on the
4th of July. Then to dinner at
Susan O'Deas and an afternoon
drive through Spearfish Canyon,
then back to Belle to a potluck
supper at Vonnie's niece Brenda
and Brad Huffman and family.
Fireworks ended the day. O'Deas
stayed at Susan's house overnight
and watched the "slack" in Belle
on the 5th. Amy is staying at her
mom's and is getting along fairly
well. (Glad to hear she’s coming
along!)
Sheryl and Jamie Schweitzer
are in Winnumucca, Nevada for
the Silver States International
High School Rodeo. Jamie was in
the pole bending and did jackpot
barrel racing. She came home
with 2 belt buckles in poles, end-
ing up 4th in the average. On the
way home, their pickup gave
them trouble, so hopefully it gets
fixed soon. Sheryl is O'Deas'
daughter and Jamie their grand-
daughter.
Not much to say this week. got
any news call me at 985-5318 or
vickywaterland@hotmail.com
Faith News By Loretta Passolt
We expect the men and wome-
who make up our Armed Forces
to be able to respond at a mo-
ment’s notice to protect our na-
tion around the world. In return
for their service, they should ex-
pect their government to be able
to efficiently process their earned
benefits claims when they return
home. Sadly, this hasn’t been the
case.  
As of June 22, 2013, the De-
partment of Veterans Affairs had
524,711 claims that have been
pending for more than 125 days.
While this figure represents an
improvement from recent
months, the backlog remains em-
barrassingly high. After fighting
for our country, our veterans
shouldn’t have to wait months on
end for the benefits they have
earned and deserve.
Recently, I worked with Senate
Appropriations Committee Chair-
woman Barbara Mikulski to con-
vene a roundtable to address this
important issue. This meeting
brought together the leadership
from the Department of Veterans
Affairs, Department of Defense,
Internal Revenue Service, and
the Social Security Administra-
tion. The backlog isn’t just a fail-
ure by the VA. All of these
agencies need to provide informa-
tion to the VA for a veteran’s
claim to be processed.  Solving the
backlog will require these agen-
cies to coordinate their efforts and
direct every resource available to
fix this problem, including man-
power, technology, and training.
At the roundtable, Defense
Secretary Chuck Hagel and VA
Secretary Eric Shinseki agreed to
continue meeting every 60 days to
discuss efforts to end the backlog,
and all agencies agreed to provide
a coordinated progress report to
the Appropriations Committee
every two months. It will take a
real commitment to working to-
gether to tackle this problem, and
I can assure you that we will hold
their feet to the fire. 
As Chairman of the VA Appro-
priations Subcommittee, I have
included in the Fiscal Year 2014
appropriations bill a ten-point ac-
tion plan to address the claims
backlog. This involves a combina-
tion of targeted investment, over-
sight, and accountability. The bill
provides funding for upgrades to
computer hardware and targeted
overtime for claims processors.
While we must work expedi-
tiously to end the backlog, we
cannot sacrifice accuracy in the
process. My bill increases train-
ing of claims processors to ensure
quality and accuracy and pro-
vides Quality Review Teams to
conduct spot audits at VA Re-
gional Offices. Additionally, I’ve
provided the Board of Veterans
Appeals with funding to hire ad-
ditional personnel to expedite the
processing of appeals. 
The backlog wasn’t created
overnight and will take time to
eliminate. Secretary Shinseki has
committed to ending the backlog
by 2015.  While I appreciate this
commitment, I understand that
for veterans who have already
been waiting for months, 2015
seems like a long way off.  We
must approach this issue with a
sense of urgency. All veterans
should be able to have their
claims processed correctly and in
a timely manner. The Senate is
responding to the needs of our
veterans. I will continue working
with agency officials and my col-
leagues on both sides of the aisle
to make this a reality. 
We were in the 80s and 90s
most of last week. We had a little
rain shower Sunday morning, but
very little. Skies were overcast
most of the day this past Monday
and finally, about 10:30, the wind
hit and it wasn’t long before the
rain, thunder and lightning
started. According to the official
rain guage at the airport we had
.48”, talk in town was up to 1”.
Condolences to the family of
Janice Hansen. Janice passed
away at home on the 4th of July
after a battle with cancer. They
are having a private family serv-
ice as she wished. Janice was one
of those ladies you enjoyed being
around, a very happy, bubbly per-
son. She will be missed by many.
There were a lot of watchers at
the fireworks display at Durkee
Lake on the 4th. We didn’t get to
have fireworks last year due to
the drought so it was nice to have
them this year. Thanks to the
City for putting on this yearly
event.
Craig and Becky Ness recently
returned from visiting their
daughters and significant others
in Denver, Colorado. While there
they took in a Rockies game, got
Michon lined up with a car and
spent three days at Winter Park
(9100 ft.). Coming back home,
Craig and Becky stopped at
Spearfish and visited Norvan and
Carol Ness.
Dave and Kathy Schuchhardt
hosted the Schuchhardt family
reunion at their home over the
4th of July weekend. There are
lots of Schuchhardts so they must
have been overflowing! Much vis-
iting took place!
Melanie Collins, Sioux Falls,
spent the 4th of July weekend
with her parents, Gordie and
Kathy Collins.
Dave and Eldora Fischbach
had most of their kids at their
house in Rapid City over the 4th
of July weekend. Steve, Lisa and
Clark from Idaho, Nathan, Anita
and kids from Watertown, along
with Laurie and Samantha from
Ohio. They got in some good vis-
iting. Laurie and Samantha will
be visiting another week, the oth-
ers left on Sunday.
Paul and I went to Rapid City
Friday afternoon and met
Melissa, Jeremy, Hunter, Brooke,
Nick and his girlfriend Reneé.
They just returned from their trip
to Minnesota that afternoon.
They had a great time. We were
dogsitting Bella so had to take
her back so she could go home.
We all went to the car races that
night, but unfortunately, they
were rained out! Dave, Steve,
Lisa and Clark, and Nathan and
Anita Fischbach all came to
watch Eric race, too. The one time
they could come and no races! So
disappointing.
We noticed on the way down
and back that there is a lot of hay
in the fields, some baled and some
not. It’s nice to see. I don’t know
as there’ll be a second cutting but
at least they got a good first cut-
ting. I also noticed the cattle were
really bunching up, trying to keep
those pesky flies away!
Remember the blood drive this
Thursday afternoon at St.
Joseph’s Catholic Church. All do-
nations are welcome. Bring your
photo ID!
Could use more local news.
Won’t you please share with our
readers?
Fighting for America’s veterans By U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD)
Page 6• July 10, 2013 • The Faith Independent
The Garden Gate
By Karen Englehart, Master Gardener
SDSU Extension - Perkins Co.
email us at faithind@faithsd.com
Gardening by the Clock?
Are you one of those that have
an inner clock that wakes you up
at 6:00 AM no matter what day it
is? Well, all plants, flowers or veg-
etables, grown indoors or out-
doors have that internal clock
that regulates their life cycle
processes. It is sensitivity to the
waxing and waning of daylight as
the year progresses. This sensitiv-
ity is known as photoperiodism
which determines when they
fruit, when they bolt, or when
they produce storage organs
(think potatoes).
Takato Imaizumi, University
of Washington biologist, is uncov-
ering the mechanisms of the sea-
sonal calendar in plants. Almost
all living creatures, gardeners in-
cluded, possess a powerful clock,
known as the circadian clock,
which controls many of life’s
processes.  Studies have shown
that plants and animals don’t
have to actually experience day
and night to have regular
wake/sleep (animals) or stiff
leaf/relaxed leaf (plants) cycles,
prove that this clock is innate.
Imaizumi explains that “The cir-
cadian clock is not constantly sen-
sitive to light. It has a light
sensitive window at the end of the
day that acts as a gating mecha-
nism. This process is what deter-
mines of a plant is a long-day or a
short-day plant. Some plants are
considered day-neutral which are
not affected by photoperiodism
but by temperatures or maturity.
The long-day and short-day de-
termination depends on latitude.
Day length at the equator is a
constant 12 hours in all seasons
while at 50 degrees latitude the
day can swing from about 8 hours
in January to 16 hours in June.
The latitude of Bison is 45.520N
which has a minimum of eight
hours and 42 minutes of daylight
in mid-December to a maximum
of 15 hours and 41 minutes of
daylight in mid-June. 
Onions are a crop whose lati-
tude of origin is important.  You
will notice in seed catalogs that
onions are listed as long or short
day varieties.  A variety that re-
quires 14 hours of daylight would
be appropriate for South Dakota
but not for Florida.
The poor gardener, hoping for
perfection in a wide range of
crops, has a lot to keep track of all
the variables:  different light re-
quirements for different vegeta-
bles and even the different
varieties of the same vegetable;
radical difference in day length at
different latitudes; and the fact
that seasonal responses in plants
are not all light-determined alone
but can be adjusted by weather
related factors such as tempera-
ture and moisture.
And you thought gardening
was a simple thing…
My green thumb came only as
a result of the mistakes I made
while learning to see things from
the plant's point of view. ~H. Fred
Ale
This year the 4-H program is
utilizing a new online program to
register exhibits for the county
fair. 4-H staff will be present to
guide 4-H’ers and their families
though the new program at the
locations mentioned below. If
families believe that they need
help with Fair Entry they are en-
couraged to attend.  Computers
and Internet will be provided at
each location. Any 4-H’ers and
their families planning to attend
the Sturgis or Faith location are
welcome to bring laptop comput-
ers as wireless Internet will be
Fair Entry computer trainings to be held July 18
available. 
Sturgis: Meade County Exten-
sion Building, 1:00-4:00 pm
Enning: Enning School, July
18th 1:00-4:00 pm
Faith: Faith City Library, July
18th 5:00-8:00 pm
Food poisoning can spoil sum-
mer picnics and cookouts but sim-
ple precautions can prevent it,
says a state health official. 
“Bacteria in food multiply
faster whenever temperatures
rise above 40⁰F,” said Bill Chal-
craft, health protection adminis-
trator for the Department of
Health. “That’s why handling and
storing food safely is so important
during hot weather.”  
In 2012, South Dakota re-
ported 493 cases of the food-borne
illnesses E. coli, Salmonella, and
Campylobacter. To date in 2013,
157 cases of such illnesses have
been reported. Food-borne ill-
nesses often go unreported so the
actual number of cases is likely
higher. 
Mild or severe diarrhea, fever,
vomiting and abdominal pain are
common symptoms of food-borne
illness. Most people will recover
at home without medication but
some people may need fluids to
prevent dehydration.
Chalcraft recommended the
following steps when cooking out-
doors:
•Start with hand-washing.
Use moist disposable towelettes if
soap and water aren’t available.
•Keep raw foods separate
from cooked foods. If a plate
held raw meat, don’t use it again
without first washing it in hot,
soapy water.
•Marinate foods in the re-
frigerator, not on the counter or
outdoors, and don't reuse mari-
nade. For use as a sauce, set some
aside before adding food.
•Use a food thermometer to
make sure food is cooked
thoroughly. Cook hamburgers
to 160ºF and chicken to at least
165ºF.
•Keep hot food hot (140ºF or
above) and cold food cold (40ºF
or below).
•Refrigerate or freeze left-
over food promptly. Don't let per-
ishable foods sit out longer than
two hours; no more than one hour
if temperatures are above 90ºF.
Learn more on web site,
http://doh.sd.gov/HealthProtec-
tion/.
Keep summer gatherings
free of food poisoning
July 10, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 7
Grand River Roundup
By Betty Olson
Rummage Sale &
Avon Clearance
Louise & Tami
Fri. July 19th 9 AM-6 PM
Sat. July 20, 9 AM–4 PM
Also kids clothes and books
Everything is cheap, cheap,
cheap!!
Faith VFW, Main Street
A nice rain Sunday gave every-
one here a break from the hay-
field. I dumped .84 hundredths
out of the rain gauge, and for once
I haven’t heard of anyone getting
more moisture than we did! The
rain was spotty, Jim Bingaman
said he didn’t get any at his place
southeast of us and only had a lit-
tle shower west of his buildings.
Sunday afternoon, Iver Heier was
haying along the highway just
west of Prairie City, so they didn’t
get much there either.
My father’s cousin, Lester
Blomberg, took some of us down
to the Slim Buttes to revisit some
old family homesteads. Lester’s
daughter Bonnie and Rick Root
recently came from California
and bought a house north of
Whitewood. Lester’s son, Wade
and Janet Blomberg, were visit-
ing from Trabuco, California, so
we asked Lester and Arlene to
show us where our ancestors used
to live.
Rick had never been to JB
Rock and Deb Wammen gave us
permission to follow the trail to
the site where the Calvary was
stationed during the Indian scare
back in 1890. We found the
crossed sword insignia and sol-
diers’ names that were carved
into the rock. We also found the
names of several old neighbors
that grew up around here. Don
Baker and Leah (Vroman)
Phillips went to school with my
father at the old Rock Ranch
School that my great grandfather
Carl Hallan built just north of
Blair Hamilton’s ranch and their
names are carved in the stone not
far from where Lester and his
mother, Bessie (Hallan) Blomberg
carved their names many years
ago.
From JB Rock we traveled east
to Lynn and Connie Weishaar’s
pasture. Lynn and Harlan Sieler
were working near the gate into
the pasture so we were able to
talk with them. Harlan knew
where the sites were that we were
looking for. He helped us find the
homestead of Hans Dvergsten, a
cousin of our great grandmother,
Caroline (Kjos) Hallan, and from
there Harlan guided us to where
the sod house of our great grand-
parents, Carl and Caroline Hal-
lan once stood.
We found the smokehouse
Grandpa Carl built into a nearby
hillside and the bulb-shaped rock
cistern that he hauled water to
from a nearby live creek. An old
stove was covering the cistern
and when Wade and I dragged it
off to examine Grandpa’s handi-
work, we discovered a live porcu-
pine had settled underneath it.
Since none of us had a gun, we
put the stove back over the irri-
tated pin cushion and left it
alone!           
Both my grandfather Clem
White and my grandmother
Manda (Hallan) White home-
steaded just east of Manda’s par-
ents’ house around Flat Top
Butte, where my father, Bryce
White, and his sisters, Claire
John and Mary Haggart were
born. Their homesteads are in
Hotchkiss’s pasture, but we ran
out of time so we didn’t venture
out that far. I want to thank our
wonderful neighbors for letting us
roam through their pastures in
search of our history. We live in
the greatest place on earth!
The men spent Independence
Day in the hayfield while Casey’s
kids went to Gardner Lake and I
drove to Belle Fourche for the pa-
rade. Walt Kolb hauled me
through the parade in his classic
1923 Oldsmobile while it rained
on our parade! We were near the
beginning of the parade so Walt
parked under the canopy over the
pumps at a gas station to watch
the rest of the parade in relative
comfort.
After the parade I drove to
Whitewood for lunch with Rick
and Bonnie Root at their new
house. Lester and Arlene were
there, along with Wade and Janet
Blomberg and Koreen and Chuck
Anderson.  Most of the Blombergs
went to the Roundup rodeo that
evening, but since it hadn’t rained
at home I skipped the rodeo and
headed back to the ranch to see
how the haying was progressing.
Louise Jenson had a message
on my answering machine when I
got home with the sad news that
our good friend, Mary Lou (Reitz)
Mollman had passed away the
night before. Mary Lou and her
family were at Bowman Haley
Dam to watch the fireworks
Wednesday evening when she
suffered an apparent heart at-
tack. Her funeral will be Tuesday
in Bowman with burial to follow
in the Vessey Cemetery.  Mary
Lou was a wonderful, caring
woman and she will be sorely
missed.
Sen. Maher was also in the
Belle Fourche parade and told us
that his grandpa Maher died
June 30th in Lemmon. Services
for Joseph "Mickey" Maher, age
85, were held Saturday, in Mor-
ristown. Mickey is survived by his
Donna of 62 years, 12 children, 42
grandchildren; 33 great-grand-
children.
Dustin DeFord, 24, from
Ekalaka, and 18 other firefighters
died June 30th fighting fire on
the Yarnell fire near Prescott,
AZ.  Funeral services for Dustin
will be Saturday at the Carter
County High School in Ekalaka
with burial in the Beaverlodge
Cemetery.  This was the biggest
loss of firemen since the 9/11 at-
tack on the World Trade Center.
Our hearts go out to these fami-
lies.
Equipment breakdowns con-
tinue and I ran to Dickinson Sat-
urday for swather parts. I didn’t
waste any time because I didn’t
want to be late for the hog roast
and party at Reva, celebrating
the 30th anniversary of Joe and
Karen Wilkinson running the
Reva store, post office, gas sta-
tion, bar and feed store – other-
wise known as the Reva Mall.
Pete Tenold helped our son Guy
build the big gas grill, Wayne Lee
furnished a huge pig to roast, and
the community helped get the
supper ready as we gathered at
the Reva Hall to celebrate this
vital center of our community.
Congratulations Joe and Karen –
good job!!
I’ll leave you with these:
•Two peanuts walk into a bar,
and one was a salted.
•A dyslexic man walks into a
bra. 
•Two cannibals are eating a
clown. One says to the other:
"Does this taste funny to you?"
Like many South Dakotans, I
enjoy spending the summer
evenings outside and at the ball
fields on the weekends. Although
I’m away from family while I’m in
D.C., I do try to run outside to get
a breath of fresh air or find an op-
portunity to spend some time out-
doors. I recently had the
opportunity to play in the Con-
gressional Women’s Softball
Game, an annual event where fe-
male lawmakers team up and
play female members of the
media in a softball game for char-
ity.
This wasn’t a task we took
lightly. Starting months ago, we
began practices at 7AM Tuesday
and Thursday mornings to work
on our fundamentals, such as hit-
ting, grounding, throwing and
pitching. It was also a great op-
portunity for all of us to get to
know one another and to learn
how to work together as a team.
When we took the field on
game day, more than 1,000 people
were in attendance. All proceeds
of the ticket sales went to benefit
the Young Survival Coalition
(YSC), a global organization ded-
icated to critical issues unique to
young women who are diagnosed
with breast cancer. In particular,
the YSC offers resources, connec-
tions and outreach to young
women with breast cancer.
While we may not agree on
every policy considered in Con-
gress, both Democratic and Re-
publican women came together
and united for an incredible
cause. We can even agree with
the media on this one! According
to the American Cancer Society,
about 12 percent of women in the
United States will develop inva-
sive breast cancer during their
lifetime. Preceded by only lung
cancer, breast cancer is the sec-
ond leading cause of cancer death
in women.
We ended up losing the game
11-8, but at the end of the night it
didn’t matter who came out victo-
rious, because roughly $125,000
was raised for the Young Survival
Coalition and a new coalition of
females from both the House and
Senate was created. I hope you’ll
visit this website for some photos
of the game: http://www.cong-
womensoftball.org/.
Batting for a cause By Rep. Kristi Noem
Page 8 • July 10, 2013 • The Faith Independent
South Dakotans are turning to
social media this summer to en-
courage safe driving habits. Hun-
dreds have used the popular
smart phone application Insta-
gram to post pictures showing
why they wear their seat belts.
It’s part of a public service cam-
paign from the South Dakota Of-
fice of Highway Safety designed
to increase seat belt usage and
decrease the number of unre-
strained motorists injured and
killed in vehicle accidents.
“We’re inviting people to share
photos that show why they buckle
up. There are pictures of friends,
families, siblings, children, par-
ents, even pets,” said Lee Axdahl,
director of the Office of Highway
Safety. “Each one is an opportu-
nity to connect with motorists and
encourage change without lectur-
ing. It is a very effective commu-
nication tool.”
The Office of Highway Safety
has joined forces with Sanford
Health and Rapid City Regional
Health to sponsor prizes for the
contest. Every time someone
shares a photo on Instagram with
the hashtag #WhyIBuckle, that
person is entered. Each week a
$25 iTunes gift card is awarded.
The grand prize is an iPad Mini.
Since the contest started in May
more than 375 photos have been
uploaded. All of the pictures,
along with the weekly winners,
can be found on the Dri-
veSafeSD.com.
All children ages 6-13 are in-
vited to attend South Dakota
Farmers Union’s District IV, V &
VI Summer Camp scheduled for
July 30-August 1, 2013 at Camp
Bob Marshall, Custer, SD.  Dis-
tricts IV, V & VI include Bennett,
Gregory, Lyman, Mellette, Todd,
Tripp, Butte, Custer, Fall River,
Haakon, Jackson, Jones, Law-
rence, Meade, Pennington, Stan-
ley, Corson, Dewey, Harding,
Perkins, and Ziebach Counties.
This year’s camp is themed
‘Farmers Union is our name, Co-
operation is our game,’ and will
include activities that teach chil-
dren about the benefits coopera-
tive business and of working
together.
“Young people who attend this
year’s District IV, V & VI Camp
will come away with a better un-
derstanding of the importance of
cooperation,” said Tamie Fahren-
holz, District V Farmers Union
Education Director. “They will
have the opportunity to learn
more about cooperative business
and how they can work together
to solve problems in their daily
lives.  They’ll play games; there
will be singing and crafts, water
games and all of the other camp
traditions.”
Campers will play a ‘Deal or
No Deal’ game to learn about
Farmers Union and will work to-
gether on an advertising cam-
paign for their cooperative
business. Financial literacy will
also be taught throughout the
camp and there will be an excit-
ing surprise for campers.
Campers will also complete
crafts, including a ceramic piggy
bank which will promote saving
their money. Each child will also
receive a free T-shirt.
Camp will open at 1:00 pm on
July 30 and will close at 1:00 pm
on August 1st. Registration is $70
and please pre-register by July 23
to Tamie Harwood-Fahrenholz at
605-431-7338.  District V South
Dakota Farmers Union member’s
registration will be covered by
their district. See more details on
directions and what to bring to
camp on www.sdfu.org. 
Registration forms can be
found online at www.sdfu.org.
You can also pick them up at your
local Farmers Union Insurance
office, or your local cooperative.
For more information contact
Tamie Harwood-Fahrenholz at
605-431-7338, Retta Mansheim
at 605-842-2452 or the SD Farm-
ers Union at 605-352-6761, Ext.
125. 
Young people from across the
state of South Dakota partici-
pated in the South Dakota Farm-
ers Union’s annual state camp
June 2-7, 2013, at Storm Moun-
tain Center near Rapid City.
Nearly 100 youth ages 14-19
spent the week setting up their
own cooperative businesses, tour-
ing the Black Hills, listening to
speakers and learning leadership
and various life skills.
“This year’s state camp was an
extraordinary time of learning as
these young people participated
in cooperative business training
and learned valuable leadership
skills that they will take with
them for the rest of their lives,”
said State Education Director
Bonnie Geyer. The week featured
many activities like hiking, sports
and bonfires. There was also a
tour day where youth went on
tours in the Rapid City area.
Speakers at this year’s state
camp included Sioux Falls Storm
head coach and Roosevelt High
School teacher Kurtiss Riggs who
spoke about leadership; Elaine
Doll, a marathon runner in her
70s, who spoke to the young peo-
ple about personal motivation in
her discussion called “Life is a
marathon, so double tie your
shoes!” Troopers from the South
Dakota Highway Patrol spoke to
the campers about traffic safety,
the dangers of texting and driving
and underage drinking. Rebecca
Caselli-Smith with Lutheran So-
cial Services spoke to campers
about bullying and self-esteem.
Throughout the week, young
people run their own coopera-
tives. There’s the co-op store,
newspaper, insurance company,
and even a co-op coffee shop.
Campers put real money into the
credit union at the start of camp
to buy things from the co-op store
and they get a checkbook.  “These
are real life scenarios that they’re
living out during the week of
camp,” Geyer said. “The kids that
go to State Camp will be better
prepared when they go to college
and have to balance their bank
Farmers Union announces
District IV, V & VI Camp date
Farmers Union youth participate in
state camp in the Black Hills
Social media contest encourages
South Dakota teens to buckle up
accounts.”
They are all on boards of directors
of their various cooperatives, take
out loans, pay bills, and run a real
business. On the last evening of
camp, campers select the next
year’s Junior Advisory Council
(JAC), a group of six campers who
have at least finished their junior
year of high school. This year’s
JAC members are Tucker Greene
of Plankinton; Dayton Trujillo of
De Smet; Jackie Dethlefsen of
Stickney; Chris Nemec of Ho-
labird; Brooke Enright of Union
Center; and Aidan Beck of Huron.
The six JAC members will help
plan and facilitate the 2014 State
Camp as well as help South
Dakota Farmers Union through-
out the year at different events
including Farmers Union Day at
the South Dakota State Fair.
For more information about
South Dakota Farmers Union’s
youth education programs, visit
the education page at
www.sdfu.org.
“Instagram is very popular
with the age group we’re trying to
reach. We want to make it as easy
as possible for them to take pic-
tures with their phones and then
share them online,” said Axdahl.
“The contest continues all sum-
mer. We hope that through it
teens pick up good seat belt
habits that last a lifetime.”
The Office of Highway Safety
has been distributing key ring
tags that promote the #Why-
IBuckle contest to student groups
across South Dakota. The Office
is also working with law enforce-
ment to spread the message in
the counties with the highest
number of seatbelt-related fatali-
ties.
Pratt Community College
announces Dean’s Honor Roll
Shayna Miller, Faith, has been
named to the spring 2013 Dean’s
Honor Roll.
In order to be on the Dean’s
Honor Roll list at Pratt Commu-
nity College, Kansas, a student
must be full time students, taking
at least 12 credit hours and must
have between a 3.5 and 3.9 GPA.
Gillette College
announces 2013 graduates
Gillette College held its 23rd
commencement ceremony May
10, 2013. Over 230 students com-
pleted their degree requirements
at Gillette College this year. 
“Graduation represents a mile-
stone in our students’ lives,” said
Gillette College Vice President,
Mark Englert. “Congratulations
to the class of 2013.”
The following is a Gillette Col-
lege student who completed their
Campus News
course work and received a de-
gree and certificate, from the
Faith area:
Taylor Miller – Certificate of
Completion and Associate of Ap-
plied Science, Welding
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be reported. The deadline for crop
acreage reporting is July 15,
2013.
A copy of your crop reports and
maps will be provided to you to
take to your Crop Insurance
Agent for them to copy and aid in
your report. An accurate crop re-
port is important with the cross
compliance between FSA and
Federal Crop Insurance. Crop re-
ports are a requirement to re-
main eligible for most FSA
Programs.
2012 Crop Production Report-
ing
ACRE: As a condition of receiv-
ing ACRE payments, producers
enrolled in ACRE must submit a
report of production for 2012 no
later than July 15, 2013.
NAP: If you have purchased
NAP on your noninsurable yield
based crops, July 15, 2013 is the
last date that you can submit
your production evidence for use
in your 2013 yield, this includes
yields from previous years.
We will accept production for
NAP after July 15th, but it can-
not be used in your 2013 yield.
Failure to file your yield will re-
sult in a replacement yield of zero
for the missing years.
USDA is an equal opportunity
provider, employer and lender. To
file a complaint of discrimination,
write to USDA, Assistant Secre-
tary for Civil Rights, Office of Ad-
judication, 1400 Independence
Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC
20250-9410, or call (866) 632-
9992 or (toll-free Customer Serv-
ice), (800) 877-8339 (local or
Federal relay), (866) 377-8642
(/relay voice users).
The Dewey, Meade & Ziebach
County FSA offices would like to
keep you informed of the follow-
ing items important to USDA pro-
grams. If you have any questions
please contact the Dewey County
office at 865-3522 ext 2, Meade
County at 347-4952 ext 2, or
Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext 2.
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MEMBER:
AUGUST 1 – COC nomina-
tions close
AUGUST 2 – Last day to sign-
up for DCP
JUNE 2013 INTEREST
RATES
Interest Rate for Commodity
and Marketing Assistance Loans
is 1. 125%
Interest Rate for Farm Storage
Facility Loans is 1. 500 7 YEAR
Interest Rate for Farm Storage
Facility Loans is 1.2.125 10
YEAR
Interest Rate for Farm Storage
Facility Loans is 2.375 12 YEAR
FLP Farm Operating Loan In-
terest is 1.250%
FLP Farm Ownership Loan In-
terest is 3.250%
2013 Crop Acreage Reporting
Deadline Approaching
If you are done planting your
2013 crops, please contact the
FSA County FSA office for an ap-
pointment to certify your planted
acreage on your farm(s). You will
need to delineate the field(s), re-
port the crop planted, planting
dates of the crop, acres of the
crop, intended use of the crop and
share(s) of the crop. If you have
either prevented planted or failed
crop acreage, this will also need to
USDA/Farm Service
Agency News
South Dakota Farmers Union
has joined a large coalition of or-
ganizations and companies from
across the country to push for
passage of a long-term farm bill
after the U.S. House recently
failed to pass the legislation.
Farmers Union joined a total of
532 agriculture, conservation,
rural development, finance,
forestry, energy and crop insur-
ance companies and organiza-
tions in sending a letter today to
Speaker of the House John
Boehner calling for the passage of
a five-year farm bill before the
current bill expires Sept. 30.
“South Dakota’s farmers and
ranchers need the business cer-
tainty that the farm bill pro-
vides,” said South Dakota
Farmers Union President Doug
Sombke. “From a proper safety
net for agricultural producers to
nutrition, rural development, con-
servation and energy, the farm
bill covers the most vital issues
for producers and rural communi-
ties in South Dakota. It’s such an
important piece of legislation for
the future of rural America, and
we’ve joined with hundreds of
other organizations and individu-
als to urge Speaker Boehner and
other members of the House to
get the bill passed.”
The letter strongly urges
Speaker Boehner to “bring the
farm bill back to the floor as soon
as possible.” It goes on to say that
this important legislation “sup-
ports our nation’s farmers, ranch-
ers, forest owners, food security,
natural resources and wildlife
habitats, rural communities, and
the 16 million Americans whose
jobs directly depend on the agri-
culture industry.”
The U.S. Senate passed its ver-
sion of a farm bill in 2012 and
again in 2013. The House Agricul-
ture Committee also passed farm
bills in 2012 and 2013, but the
2012 farm bill was never brought
to the House floor for a vote and
was allowed to expire before an
extension agreement was
reached, prolonging the 2008
farm bill until Sept. 30, 2013. The
U.S. House floor vote on June 20,
2013, failed with 195 voting yes
and 234 voting no. The future of
the farm bill remains uncertain.
“Historically the farm bill has
garnered bipartisan support, and
it’s vital at this critical time as
we’re nearing the expiration of
the 2008 farm bill extension in
September that our lawmakers in
Washington put aside political
bickering, work together and
come together to do what’s right
for rural America,” Sombke said. 
South Dakota Farmers Union joins coalition
to urge U.S. House to pass farm bill
Admissions staff in South
Dakota are looking for students to
fill career technical training
classes at the Boxelder Job Corps
Center, officials announced
today.  
Students at the Boxelder Job
Corps Center not only learn to
excel academically, but also re-
ceive career technical training. 
The program is open to young
adults between the ages of 16 and
24 who meet certain income  re-
quirements. 
Job Corps has opportunities for
young adults in several areas at
each center, such as business
technology, carpentry, health oc-
cupations, and welding.  Students
can take the first step toward
starting a career they enjoy and
becoming a competitor in the
workforce. 
When students enter the pro-
gram, they begin working with an
advisor to set career goals and de-
vise a plan of action before in-
structors begin teaching them the
essentials of job searching, inter-
viewing and how to maintain em-
ployment. 
Job Corps students receive ac-
ademic and career technical
training from qualified instruc-
tors,  who motivate students to
make measureable progress at
their own pace. During training,
Job  Corps provides residential
students with room, board, basic
medical and dental services, and 
some spending money. 
Students spend on average 6
months to 2 years completing
training in one of many career
areas  while studying for a high
school diploma or GED. Success-
ful students can also enter
the  Advanced Career Training
(ACT) program, which builds on
thei specialized training. ACT
students may enroll in courses at
a community college at no cost.
Job Corps graduates receive tran-
sitional support services, includ-
ing help locating a job, housing,
child care and transportation for
up to 18 months after leaving the
program. 
The Boxelder Job Corps Cen-
ter, located in Nemo, SD, has a
capacity of approximately 200
students. Career technical train-
ing opportunities at the Boxelder
Job Corps Center include  brick-
laying, business technologies, car-
pentry, computer technology,
electrical, health  occupations,
culinary arts, welding, painting
and facilities maintenance.  
Students can take advantage
of many fun activities on center,
including basketball, flag foot-
ball,  soccer, softball, volleyball,
and weightlifting. In addition, the
students can take periodic trips
to movie theatres, malls, restau-
rants and local attractions. 
For more information about
Job Corps, contact Tom Zohner in
Rapid City at 605-791-4611
or  call the Job Corps hotline at
800-733-5627.  
Job Corps is a U.S. Depart-
ment of Labor Equal Opportunity
Employer Program. Auxiliary
aids and services are available
upon request to individuals with
disabilities.
Job Corps preparing young people in South Dakota for
success in job market
Recruitment drive now in progress for local center
Northern Hills
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For Appointment call: 1-800-648-0760
1st & 3rd
Wednesdays
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AUG, 14, 2013
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When Leafy Spurge's yellow
flowers begin to bloom, landown-
ers can evaluate the effectiveness
of their control program, says
Paul Johnson, SDSU Extension
Agronomy Field Specialist.
"If you have been doing a good
job at control in the past, it may
be a little slower and, if you have
been doing a really good job, there
may even be fewer plants out
there than last year," Johnson
said.
He adds that the only way to
get spurge under control is to be
on it every year and get the root
reserves depleted so the plants
will start to die.
"A cold winter helps to take out
the spurge when the root reserves
have been depleted," Johnson
said. "As soon as the yellow flow-
ers are out it is time to start
spraying."
Johnson says the control win-
dow is only about one month be-
fore there will be viable seed in
the plant.
"If you also have thistles in
with the spurge you may want to
wait a little until thistles are at
bud to make sure you get good
coverage and control on both of
the weeds," he said.
But again, Johnson says be
careful not to wait too long.
"Waiting too long only allows
the root reserves to build back up
in the plant, and then you will not
make any progress on getting rid
of the plants. Instead, they will
come back stronger than ever," he
said.
New Control Tools Avail-
able
Based on SDSU test plots in
Moody County a new compound
called Perspective® looks like it
should be as good as Tordon® in
controlling Leafy Spurge, but
Johnson says this compound has
fewer use-restrictions; and it is
more environmentally friendly.
"It should be able to be used in
more areas that have a shallow
ground water problem," he said.
"This is the first new product that
has effect on thistles and spurge
that has been developed in the
last 40 years."
At present, Perspective is not
labeled on any areas that are
cropped or hayed, Johnson says
until more labeling is done, it will
be limited on where it can be
used. Also some grass injury will
need to be tolerated with its use.
"Usually the grass will recover
the next year," he said. "And, I al-
ways want readers to know that
use of the product's names does
not imply endorsement. Informa-
tion is based on SDSU research
and observations."
Before use, landowners need to
verify information on current
product labels prior to applica-
tion.
To learn more, visit iGrow.org.
New control available
for Leafy Spurge
NO SALE: MONDAY, JULY 15Th
NEXT SALE: MONDAY, JULY 22ND
Special yearling and sheep sale
Consignment:
Stradinger, Disp. – 500 wf ewes yearling to 5s with lambs at side
Upcoming Sales:
Monday, July 22: Special yearling and sheep sale
Monday, July 29: NO SALE
Monday, August 5: Special yearling and sheep sale
August 6-11: Faith Stock Show and Rodeo
August 5-6: Western Video Market Sale in Cheyenne, WY
Can be seen on Dish Network Channel 399
Faith Livestock Commission Co.
(605) 967-2200
A nice sale here for Monday, July 8, with a steady to higher
market on cows and bulls. Another nice showing of lambs
that sold on a steady to higher market, with some high quality
lambs in the offering.
Thank you for your business.
REPRESENTATIVE SALES
J & R Longbrake
30 .........Angus cows 3-5s (clf 8-1) HD............$1650.00
25 ...........Angus cows SS (clf 8-1) HD............$1435.00
consignment of
43 ......Angus heifers (925#) w/clfs HD............$2000.00
16 ......blk & bldy cows 3-4's w/clfs HD............$2025.00
11 ......blk & bldy cows 5-7's w/clfs HD............$1750.00
VTV Ranch
220 ...........................x bred lambs 98 ...............$105.00
Reder Ranch
175 ...........................x bred lambs 105 .............$103.00
Bart Bierman
46 .............................x bred lambs 82................$111.00
Terry Koepplin
37 .............................x bred lambs 105 .............$103.50
J & M Rohr
42 .............................x bred lambs 89 ...............$103.50
Mike Maher
2 ................................Angus cows 1368 .............$84.50
Faye Longbrake
1 ..................................Angus cow 1430 .............$80.50
Bud Longbrake
1 ..................................Angus cow 1260 .............$86.00
Dick Gray
1 ..................................Angus cow 1935 .............$78.50
Varland Ranch
8 ................................Angus cows 1411 .............$82.00
2 ...............................Angus cows 1530 .............$81.50
Buck Ward
3...................................red x cows 1742 .............$82.00
3......................................blk cows 1338 .............$84.00
Jim Evans
8......................................blk cows 1304 .............$81.75
5......................................blk cows 1584 .............$79.50
Jake Longbrake
5......................................blk cows 1305 .............$81.25
1........................................blk cow 1315 .............$85.00
1........................................blk cow 1485 .............$84.00
Gebhart Ranch
2 ................................Angus cows 1475 .............$79.50
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)
Food Network Magazine re-
cently featured ice cream manu-
factured at South Dakota State
University's dairy sales bar of the
Davis Dairy Plant.
The July/August 2013 issue
pictured a cone of SDSU's ice
cream, flavor Cookies n' Cream,
beside four other cones from
across the country. The clip men-
tions SDSU's claim to inventing
the flavor, saying "the school's
version, made cow-to-cone on
campus, is legendary - and worth
the fuss."
To taste for yourself, visit the
Dairy Sales Bar on the campus of
SDSU in Brookings, 1111 Ro-
tunda Lane North or purchase it
at one of several South Dakota
grocery stores which carry SDSU
ice cream.
Food Network Magazine features
SDSU ice cream
The Summer Reading Program
will continue for all at the Faith
Library this summer! 
Beneath the Surface for Teens
on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 PM
from June 4 – July 30
Ground Breaking Reads for
Adults on Monday evening from
6-8 PM from June 3 – July 29
Also, join us on our Summer
Reading blog at: http://faithlong-
hornlibrary.blogspot.com/
E-books can be downloaded at
no charge, just contact the library
for your patron number then go
to: https: / / f ai thl i brary. wi ki -
spaces.com/
Library hours are Monday –
Friday: 9 AM – 1 PM, evening
hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and
Thursdays 5-8 PM.
Thanks to our sponsors: South
Dakota Humanities Council and
Robert O’Sheas American Auxil-
iary. 
Faith Library summer events
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The third annual South Dakota
Timed Event Championship will
be held Saturday and Sunday,
August 31 and September 1, in
Huron at the South Dakota State
Fair.
“We’ve been nothing but im-
pressed by the quality of competi-
tion and level of fan support,” said
Jason Edleman with the event.
“This is truly the area’s finest
youth rodeo talent and they de-
serve recognition.”
The area’s elite will compete in
six timed events, including tie-
down roping, barrel racing, team
roping, goat tying, breakaway
roping and steer wrestling. Any
rodeo youth from across the coun-
try, ages 14 through 18 are eligi-
ble to compete for the title, but
entries are limited.
A horse trailer and seven event
saddles will be awarded to the
best performers as they compete
for the youth timed event title.
The event was started in 2011
by Edleman and Steven Birkholtz
and continues to grow. It contin-
ues to bring in over 100 contest-
ants, their families and fans to
the State Fair, making it one of
the premier events for fair specta-
tors.
“This really is the only youth
rodeo event at the State Fair, let
alone in the Midwest, and it
draws a huge crowd,” said Birk-
holtz. “Contestants and fans
travel from across the state and
nation to be at the South Dakota
Timed Event Championship.”
Last year’s champion, Casey
Packer, Sturgis, took home a 2012
Featherlite four-horse trailer and
scholarship, along with a cham-
pion team roping saddle. He part-
nered with his brother, Cody, to
capture the title. Hallie Fulton,
Miller, came in second, taking
home the barrel racing honors.
Others who took home titles in-
clude Jason Hapney, Harrold, in
steer wrestling; Kristi Steffes,
Vale, in breakaway roping; Seth
Andersen, Hurley, in calf roping;
and Chesney Nagel, Springfield,
in goat tying.
The 2013 SDTEC is en route to
exceed expectations and promote
the area’s finest youth rodeo tal-
ent. For more information, entry
forms and photos, visit www.sd-
timedeventchampionship.webs
.com.
South Dakota
Timed Event
Championship
Aug. 31—Sept. 1
Page 12 • July 10, 2013 • The Faith Independent LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWAS
Meade County
Commission Meeting
(Tuesday, July 2,
2013)
Generated by Lisa G Schieffer on
Friday, July 5, 2013
Members present
Robert Heidgerken, Linda Rausch,
Robert Bertolotto, Galen Niederwerder.
Absent: Alan Aker.
Meeting called to order at 8:30 AM
1. Call to Order at 8:30 AM
Procedural: A. Prayer
Procedural: B. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Meade County Veteran of the
Month
Discussion, Presentation: A. Dr. Den-
nis Edwards
Dr. Edwards enlisted in the United
States Air Force in 1963, in Texas and is
an Air Force Vietnam-era Veteran in air-
craft maintenance and communications.
After serving 22 years he retired in 1985.
Dr. Edwards has done a lot of travels
throughout the US as well as Foreign
service to include:
Lackland AFB, TX
Nellis AFB, NV
Forbes Field AFB, KA
Luke AFB, AZ
Kadena AFB, Japan
Shaw AFB, SC
Yokota AFB, Japan
McCullen AFB, CA
Osan AFB, Korea
& Misawa AFB in Japan multiple times
throughout his career.
After retiring he went to work for the
Department of Defense, Air Force Family
Matters and retired from there after 20
years.
Dr. Edwards has his Business De-
gree from National American University
and also received his Ph.D.
Dr. Edwards served as 2nd Vice-
President of the Alfonza W. Davis
Tuskegee chapter in Omaha, NE. He is
currently an Honorary Ambassador of
the Chapter. He has served as the Chair-
person of the Mayors Rapid City Human
Relations Commission. Dr. Edwards is
an active member of the American Le-
gion Post 22 and the Past District 2
Commander and was selected this
month as the Department of South
Dakota American Legion Chaplain.
Dr. Edwards implemented and is the
Past Director of the American Legion
Riders for Post 22. He and the riders
have escorted three of the Honor Flights
for WWII veterans and escorts. He
helped start the POW/MIA ceremony for
the American Legion Riders. Dr. Ed-
wards, as the director, implemented the
Christmas in July program for the veter-
ans at Fort Meade, Hot Springs and the
WOW program for female veterans and
more just to name a few.
3. Routine Business
Discussion, Information: A. Items
from Department Heads
Discussion, Information: B. Opportu-
nity for Public Comment
4. Items from Commission
Action, Discussion: A. Communique'
to Commission
Motion to draft a letter from the Com-
mission urging the adoption of Alterna-
tive A of the BLM Draft Resource
Management Plan.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Bertolotto, Nieder-
werder.
Nay: L Rausch.
Discussion: B. DOT Project on SD 34
5. Items from Highway Superintend-
ent
Action: A. BRO 8047(20), PCN 6360
Bridge Replacement 137th Place
Approve resolution to accept the bid
proposal from A-G-E Corporation of Ft.
Pierre SD in the amount of $332,762.47
for project BRO 8047(20), PCN 6360.
Motion by Rausch, second by Nieder-
werder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Bertolotto,
Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: B. Auto Gate -
Kildeer Road
Motion to allow the construction of an
auto-gate to County specs, with approval
of the Highway Superintendent, located
on Kildeer Road.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Bertolotto,
Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: C. ROW agree-
ment with DOT Hwy. 34 east of Sturgis
Motion to approve signing the agree-
ment with the South Dakota Department
of Transportation.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Bertolotto,
Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: D. Equipment
Rental Rates
That we continue with the state rates
offered on contract work for other entities
and strictly on an as-available basis.
Motion died for lack of a second.
Motion by Bertolotto, second NONE.
A substitute motion was made to con-
tinue to use the County Highway Equip-
ment for County roads, maintenance,
preparation, and building as we have in
the past.
Motion by Galen Niederwerder, sec-
ond NONE.
Motion to approve the contracting
rate for the County be set at state rate
and any work done outside the County
be at the Highway Superintendent's dis-
cretion.
Motion by Bertolotto, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Fails.
Yea: Rausch, Bertolotto.
Nay: R Heidgerken, Galen Niederw-
erder.
The matter was revisited again on
July 3, 2013. Alan Aker present.
Motion to approve the contracting
rate for the County to be set at state rate
and any work done outside the county
be at the Highway Superintendent's dis-
cretion, for townships, road districts, and
municipalities in Meade County.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Rausch, Aker, Bertolotto.
Nay: Heidgerken, Niederwerder.
Discussion: E. Cattle Crossing Sig-
nage on Horseshoe RD
6. Dinner Break @ Noon
Minutes: A. Recess for Dinner Break
7. Items from Director of Equaliza-
tion
Action, Discussion, Information: A.
MPO - High Meadows Road Study -
Agreement between Meade County and
Rapid City
Motion to authorize the Chairman to
sign the contract for the MPO on the
High Meadows Study and to issue a
check from the Director of Equalization
Budget (line item “land”) in the amount of
$28,425.00.
Motion by Rausch, second by Nieder-
werder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Bertolotto,
Niederwerder.
Action: B. Hagg Development has a
final plat of Lots 7R, 8R, 9R, & 10, Block
2; Lots 5A, 5B, 6A, 6B, 7 & 8, Block 3;
Lots 1R, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 7A, &
9-17, Block 4; Lots 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 5R,
6A & 6B, Block 5; Lots 1R, 3R, & 4-14,
Block 6 of Golden Valley Subdivision and
Lot 1, Block 8 & Lots 1-4, Block 7 of
Golden Valley Estates in the SWSW of
2-3-7
Move to approve the final plat as pre-
sented.
Motion by Rausch, second by Nieder-
werder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Bertolotto,
Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: C. Abatement –
Glen Myers
Motion to approve abatements as
presented.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Bertolotto,
Niederwerder.
8. Bid Opening @ 1:30 PM
Action, Discussion: A. Bid Opening
on Motor Graders
Three motor grader bids were re-
ceived and one financing bid. (All bids
are on file in the Meade County Auditor’s
Office).
Chairman Heidgerken deferred the
matter until the Highway Superintendent
could review the bids and come back on
the Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
Revisited on July 3, 2013. Alan Aker
present.
Motion to go into executive session
for negotiations of bids.
Motion by Bertolotto, second by
Niederwerder.
Final resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Motion to go out of executive session
and return to regular session.
Motion by Aker, second by Bertolotto.
Final resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Based on the bids received, motion to
accept the following bid from RDO
Equipment as presented:
RDO Equipment $1,214,637
Motion by Bertolotto, second by
Niederwerder.
Final Motion. Motion Carries:
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
9. Items from Sheriff
Action, Discussion: A. Communica-
tions Contract with City of Sturgis
Motion to adopt the Communications
Contract with the City of Sturgis.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Bertolotto,
Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: B. Part-Time Hire
for Dispatch
Motion to approve authorizing the
Sheriff to hire a part-time person for Dis-
patch to be paid out of the Sheriff’s
Budget with no benefits.
Motion by Rausch, second by Nieder-
werder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Bertolotto,
Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: C. Contract with
Northern Hills Drug and Alcohol
Move to authorize the Sheriff to enter
into a food service agreement with Com-
pass Point at a price of $3.85 per meal.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Bertolotto,
Niederwerder.
10. 2014 Department Budget Re-
quests
Discussion: A. Sheriff's Office
Discussion: B. Highway Department
Discussion: C. Facilities
Discussion: D. Weed and Pest
Discussion: E. 4-H Office
Discussion: F. Auditor’s Office
Discussion: G. Treasurer’s Office
Discussion: H. Register of Deeds
Discussion: I. Community Health
Discussion: J. Other Fund Balances
11. Reconvene July 3 @ 10 AM
Members present
Robert Heidgerken, Linda Rausch,
Alan Aker, Robert Bertolotto, Galen
Niederwerder.
12. Scheduled Item
Action, Discussion: A. Release of
Meade County Lien
Motion that Meade County release
the lien on the property upon payment of
$400.00.
Motion by Aker, second by Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
13. Public Hearings
Action, Discussion: A. 1st Reading
Nuisance Ordinance
Motion to defer the matter sixty days
or upon further notice.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: B. Second Read-
ing on Nuisance Ordinance #39
Motion to defer the matter until the
next meeting to address this issue.
Motion by Bertolotto, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: C. First Reading
of Proposed Changes to Ordinance #27.
Motion to approve the first reading of Or-
dinance #27 – An Ordinance Regulating
Fireworks, Campfires, and other Incen-
diary devices, with noted changes.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Motion to set the second reading for
Ordinance #27 for July 31, 2013 at 10:00
a.m.
Motion by Rausch, second by Nieder-
werder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
14. Dinner Break
Procedural: A. Recess for Dinner
15. Items from Commission Assis-
tant
Action, Discussion: A. Meade County
Collection on Court Appointed Attorney
Fees
Motion to deny the request.
Motion by Aker, second by Niederw-
erder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: B. Full Throttle
Pyrotechnics Request
Action, Discussion: C. Buffalo Chip
Pyrotechnics Request
Motion to approve the request.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: D. Sturgis Cham-
ber Funding Request
Motion to deny the request.
Motion by Bertolotto, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: E. REALTORS®
for Kids, Inc Funding Request
Motion to deny the request reluc-
tantly.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Aker.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: F. Three Rivers
Funding Request
Motion to deny funding.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: G. BMS Funding
Request
Motion to deny funding.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: H. Good Shepard
Funding Request
Motion to deny funding.
Motion by Bertolotto, second by Aker.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: I. Kiwanis Food
Bank Funding Request
Motion to reject funding request.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Aker.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: J. Elk Creek Con-
servation District 2014 Funding
Motion to set disbursement for 2014
for both Conservation Districts at
$20,000.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Chairman deferred the matter.
Action, Discussion: K. TRI-County
Conservation District 2014 Funding
See above.
Action, Discussion: L. Arrow Public
Transit 2014 Funding Request
Motion to fund Arrow Transit for
$800.00 for 2014. Motion failed for lack
of a second.
Motion by Niederwerder, second
NONE.
Discussion: M. Liaison for Sturgis
Senior Center
Action, Discussion: N. RFP for Moun-
tain Pine Beatle
Motion made to bid 1 thru 10 or any
other combination.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Fails.
Yea: Rausch, Niederwerder.
Nay: Heidgerken, Aker, Bertolotto.
Motion to bid it in three tracts. Tract 1
(1, 2, and 3), Tract 2 (4, 5, 6, and 7) and
Tract 3 (8, 9, and 10). Eligibility to start
September 15, 2013 and to be com-
pleted no later than March 1, 2014.
Motion by Bertolotto, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Bertolotto,
Niederwerder.
Abstain: Aker.
Action, Discussion: O. Rosebud
Sioux Tribe Letter
Motion to write a reply to letter, with
the statement to the effect of, we are not
interested in entering into any coopera-
tive agreement.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Aker.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: P. Wildland Fire
Joint Powers Agreement
Motion to sign the agreement
Motion by Aker, second by Niederw-
erder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: Q. Executive
Session per SDCL 1-25-2 (3)
Motion to enter into executive session
for legal.
Motion by Bertolotto, second by Aker.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Motion to go out of executive session
and return to regular session.
Motion by Aker, second by Niederw-
erder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
16. Consent Calendar
Action (Consent), Discussion: A.
Consent Calendar
Resolution: Motion to Approve Items
Continued on next page
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on Consent Calendar
Motion to Approve Items on Consent
Calendar
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action (Consent), Minutes: B. Com-
mission Minutes June 4 & 5, 2013 Com-
mission minutes.
Action (Consent): C. Auditor's Ac-
count with County Treasurer
AUDITOR'S ACCOUNT WITH
COUNTY TREASURER
To the Honorable Board of County
Commissioners Meade County:
I hereby submit the following report of
my examination of the cash and cash
items in the hands of the County Treas-
urer of this County as of July 1, 2013.
Total amount of deposits in banks –
127,639.74
Total amount of actual cash –
3,632.05
Total amount of checks and drafts in
Treasurer's possession not exceeding
three (3) days – 70,910.06
ITEMIZED LIST OF ALL ITEMS,
CHECKS, and DRAFTS WHICH HAVE
BEEN INTHE TREASURER'S POS-
SESSION OVER THREE (3) DAYS:
Postage – 607.95
CD/Savings – 803,805.02
Pioneer Bank – $703,805.02
First Interstate – $100,000
Farmers State Bank
First Interstate Bank Special Check-
ing – 2,719,716.82
Farmers State Bank – 19,543.64
First Trust – 0.00
First Interstate Bank Savings –
1,031,320.42
Flex Account – 29,447.14
PBGen 2 – 5,000.00
PBWarrant 2 – 5,000.00
cc pending – 3,691.78
Insuff. Funds – 1,282.93
TOTAL – 4,821,597.55
Action (Consent): D. Approval of
Claims for Payment
SALARIES: Commissioners –
$6955.00, Auditor – $12377.78, Treas-
urer – $23758.96, States Attorney –
$30394.48, General Gov Building –
$26032.49, Director of Equalization –
$42522.83, Register of Deeds –
$12992.80, Vet Svc/Em Mgmt –
$3995.83, Human Resources –
$8238.80, Sheriff – $93626.95, Jail –
$69647.29, Fire Protection – $5534.88,
County Nurse – $4634.38, County Ex-
tension – $907.50, Weed & Pest –
$7705.97, Highway – $80671.31, Com-
munications – $26200.80
EXPENSES BY DEPARTMENT:
ALLOCATIONS: Meade Co. Fair
Board – $6750.00
COMMISSIONERS: R Heidgerken –
$247.90, G Niederwerder – $177.60, A
Aker – $121.06, First Interstate Bank –
$1520.16, Faith Independent – $379.08,
Riata Wranglers – $274.32, BHWG –
$450.80, Menards – $218.97
JUDICIAL SYSTEM: D Biers –
$64.80, C Bruch – $5.92, W Estes –
$50.74, S Harrison – $57.40, E Jensen –
$51.48, J Oldert – $98.10, R Price –
$101.80, L Rowley – $67.76, P Stoffel –
$64.80, J Carlson – $26.25, G Biegler –
$180.00, J Howell – $87.40, W Moss –
$1300.00, Penn Co. Sheriff – $1848.50
AUDITOR: First Interstate Bank –
$827.34, High Plains Business –
$463.14, Knology – $1.56
TREASURER: Pitney Bowes –
$380.56, City of Faith $527.10, Knol-
ogy – $26.05, Penn Co. Sheriff – $57.74,
Rushmore Office – $569.08
COMPUTER: Verizon – $40.01,
Knology – $229.99
STATE’S ATTORNEY: Verizon –
$53.41, L Cermak – $20.00, City of RC –
$1330.00, First Interstate – $384.23,
Children’s Home Society – $275.00, J
Howell – $75.00, C Harkins – $557.10,
Knology – $12.33
ABUSED & NEGLECTED CHILD: D
Valandra – $172.42, R Hymans –
$383.63
LAW LIBRARY: Lexis Nexis –
$336.00
COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY: K
Thompson – $4338.50, Christensen
Law – $1199.40, J Stielow – $281.86, J
Hilpert – $5979.30, J Ellingson –
$239.48, Frederickson Law – $630.80,
Grey Law – $1199.80, Oswald Law –
$938.90, R Haivala – $188.40, R Hy-
mans – $767.10, SDACC – $3694.87,
Johns & Kosel – $1593.58, Rensch –
$1417.25
GENERAL GOVERNMENT BLDG:
BHP&L – $10960.48, Verizon – $160.23,
MDU – $454.78, Campbell Supply –
$577.76, First Interstate – $404.37, CBH
Coop – $222.45, Mtn West – $330.00,
SDRS Special Pay – $4564.43, John-
ston Hardware – $214.93, Johnson Con-
trols – $224.66, Knology – $1324.13,
Lynn’s – $38.39, Meade Co. Treas –
$208.36, Owens – $19.99, Sturgis Water
- $2217.72, Sign Express – $1102.90
DIRECTOR OF
EQUALIZATION/P&Z: SDAAO –
$1200.00, Vanguard Appraisals –
$2633.00, K Chaffee – $869.31, Veri-
zon – $392.31, First Interstate –
$900.00, Schneider Corp – $2250.00,
A&B Business – $679.33, Pro West &
Assoc – $385.00, CBH Coop – $416.36,
Fedex – $11.27, SDN Comm. – $510.00,
Mathison’s – $130.15, Jacobsen Ford –
$41.75, Knology – $8.02, Nyacor –
$78.48, Meade Co. Treas – $11.35,
Quill – $261.19, Rushmore Office –
$14.18, Ramkota Inn – $462.00, City of
Rapid City – $28,425.00
REGISTER OF DEEDS: Active
Data – $910.00, McLeod’s – $13.50, Ex-
ecutive Mgmt – $84.00, Knology – $3.17,
Meade Co. Treas – $5.00, Rushmore Of-
fice – $44.43
VETERAN SERVICE: Postage by
Phone – $100.00, Dataspec – $399.00,
Knology – $16.46, Rushmore Office –
$39.50
INSURANCE & BONDING: SD Pub-
lic Assur Alliance – $188.00
HUMAN RESOURCES: Verizon –
$40.01, Tyler Tech – $577.50, First Inter-
state Bank – $90.92, Dakota Business –
$209.00, BH Family Practice – $65.00,
Knology – $1.10
SHERIFF: Verizon – $883.74, Dakota
Security – $1198.26, Digit Ally – $740.00,
Fedex – $21.42, Lexis Nexis – $162.00,
Pitney Bowes – $500.00, McGas
Propane – $139.83, Knology – $145.87,
Centurylink – $85.28, J Quinn – $400.00,
Dataform – $190.00, Richters Tire –
$24.00, L Cermak $600.00, L Cermak –
$900.00, First Interstate – $1149.45, S
Regan – $1150.00, CBH – $6879.79, C
Gehringer – $350.00, Park Ave Car
Wash – $374.00, Knology – $169.57,
WABR – $103.53, Nyacor – $156.96,
Light & Siren – $1979.00, Sand Creek
Printing – $74.00, Neve’s – $932.42,
Owens – $27.34, Peterson Auto –
$133.95, Quill – $368.97, Rushmore Of-
fice – $946.67, Sign Express – $145.81,
Western Comm. – $122.00
JAIL: Walmart – $48.28, BH Family
Practice – $46.00, Gregory Connor Con-
sulting – $750.00, Sam’s – $85.88, Arm-
strong Ext. – $147.96, BH Chemical –
$805.63, Bob Barker – $1216.51, Mor-
photrak Safran – $6330.00, First Inter-
state – $45.98, US Foodservice –
$8668.14, Shopko Pharmacy – $250.08,
Earthgrains – $665.76, Cash-Wa –
$4699.32, Business Connection –
$149.00, Knology – $6.16, TJ Loftus –
$213.00, Lynn’s – $6.36, Meade Co.
Treas. – $383.24, Moore Medical –
$806.24, Penn Co Sheriff – $1259.70,
Rushmore Office – $585.00
24/7 SOBRIETY PROGRAM: Digital
ally – $4795.00, 24/7 Sobriety – $180.00
CORONER: Clinical Lab – $1629.00,
State Treas – $52.00
JDC: Beadle County Sheriff –
$360.00, WSDJDC – $13725.00
FIREFIGHTING: Faith Fire Dept –
$2000.00, Campbell Supply – $76.41,
First Interstate – $43.98, CBH –
$259.23, Chain Saw Center – $88.89,
Boy Scouts of America – $362.25, Mud
Butte Vol. Fire Dept. – $2000.00
SUPPORT OF THE POOR:
BHP&L – $78.68, City of Sturgis –
$119.62, R Merwin – $400.00
MENTAL ILLNESS BOARD: Lacroix
law – $175.25 Audra Malcomb Consult-
ing – $721.98, G Mikelson – $67.50, RC
Regional Hospital – $620.96, L Lewno –
$103.71, J Weber – $45.00, C Rehfuss –
$22.50, Jefferson Partners – $84.36, D
Cody – $22.50, Regional Behavioral –
$120.24, Yankton Co. Sheriff – $25.00
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:
BHP&L – $101.52, Verizon – $53.41,
West River Elec – $67.35, BHP&L –
$35.61, First Interstate – $469.12,
KRCS – $40.00, SDEMA – $40.00,
Western Comm. – $810.00
HIGHWAY: Kieffer Sanitation –
$50.14, Verizon $54.76, Faith Ind. –
$16.88, Grand Electric – $171.27, City of
Sturgis – $600.00, C Smith – $100.00,
A&B Welding – $525.17, Armstrong
Ext. – $434.00, Twilight First Aid –
$166.05, Baseline – $375.00, Sturgis
Napa – $222.72, Nitro Alley – $144.00,
Michael Todd – $3730.00, Brosz Eng. –
$22734.86, BHP&L – $681.11, SD State
Treas – $575.23, Butler Machinery –
$510.73, Advanced Drug Testing –
$108.00, Campbell Supply – $44.17,
Shoener Machine – $77.65, Kieffer San-
itation – $50.14, Sioux City Foundry –
$8040.00, Dakota Fluid Power –
$137.48, First Interstate – $264.70,
Dakota Business – $81.60, John Deere
Financial – $2071.66, CBH – $18568.59,
Fastenal Co. – $162.08, Great Western
Tire – $620.99, Godfrey Brake –
$346.51, G&H Dist. – $343.90, Inland
Truck – $47.28, Foothills Seed –
$252.50, BHWG – $15.73, Jacobsen
Ford – $185.64, Johnston Hardware –
$10.38, Jenner Equip – $1.00, C
Oedekoven – $100.00, Knology –
$125.79, Kimball Midwest – $566.04,
Lycox Ent. – $4650.51, Lyle Signs –
$2215.99, O’Reilly Auto Parts – $65.70,
Aero Ind. – $19.33, NW Pipe – $351.10,
Owens – $194.72, Adams – $866.47,
Rushmore Office – $31.44, Rapid Deliv-
ery – $28.80, Servall – $245.36, Shee-
han Mack – $5247.60, SDDOT –
$26931.72, Sturgis Water – $310.29,
Town n Country – $4.22, West River
Electric – $100.67, Western Comm. –
$236.00, Warne Chemical – $3731.30,
Z&S Dust – $143478.54
COMMUNICATIONS: Butte Elec-
tric – $121.53, Microsoft Corp – $728.56,
Golden West Tele – $582.59, Centu-
rylink – $1572.67, Xerox – $62.31, Butte
Electric – $109.66, Knology – $.84, Bull-
berry Systems – $3300.00, Rushmore
Comm. – $783.00, Western Comm –
$375.00, Xerox – $128.26
COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE:
Dakota Business Center – $47.12,
CBH – $95.70, Knology – $4.12, Rush-
more Office – $87.88
WEED & PEST: Verizon – $63.40,
Knology – $43.52, BHP&L – $96.29,
Crop Prod. – $420.50, Faith Ind. –
$71.86, CBH – $207.92, Sturgis
Yamaha – $5.97, J&L Services –
$205.00, BHWG – $2.54, Servall Uni-
form – $38.06
VARIOUS FUNDS: Norwest Bank,
matching Social Security – $32533.48,
SD Retirement System, matching retire-
ment – $28226.13, county share of
health and life insurance – $82622.66.
Action (Consent): E. Personnel Ac-
tions
PERSONNEL ACTIONS
Employee, Action, Effective
Bulau, E., Longevity to $19.78/hour,
05/26/2013
Dempsey, S., Deputy Sheriff @
$16.74/hour, 05/26/2013
Derr, J., Raise to $5,267.92/month,
05/26/2013
Green, P., SA Intern @ $11.77/hour,
06/03/2013
McGee, W., Raise to $13.24/hour,
05/26/2013
Peterson, J., Raise to $14.40/hour,
05/26/2013
Schneider, G., Custodian @
$11.77/hour, 06/24/2013
Sutton, A., Raise to $3,995.83/month,
05/26/2013
Vansickel, M., Raise to $16.93/hour,
05/26/2013
Werdel, W., 4-H Intern @
$10.00/hour, 06/03/2013
Weyrich, K., Fire Mitigation Specialist
@ $14.12/hour, 06/24/2013
White, R., Promotion to
$4,364.17/month, 05/26/2013
Action (Consent): F. Duane Robbins
has a final plat of Lots 45-48 of Horse-
shoe Acres Subdivision in the W2SE of
26-3-8
17. Adjourn
Action, Procedural: A. Adjourn the
Meeting
Chairman declared meeting ad-
journed.
APPROVED:
____________________________
Robert Heidgerken, Chairman
ATTEST:
_____________________________
Lisa Schieffer, Auditor
Published July 10, 2013 for a total ap-
prodimate cost of $261.86
NOTICE TO
DISCONTINUE
FARMING OF ROAD
DITCHES
This is intended as a public notice to
discontinue the farming of road ditches
and/or roads in Ziebach County.
31-32-1. Intentionally damaging high-
way or bridge--Felony. Every person who
intentionally digs up, removes, dis-
places, breaks, or otherwise injures or
destroys any public highway or bridge,
or any private way laid out by authority
of law, or bridge upon such way, is guilty
of a Class 6 felony.
31-32-7. Destruction, etc., of highway
grade or ditch--Violation as misde-
meanor. No unauthorized person may in-
jure any highway by removing,
destroying, or otherwise altering the
grade constructed for such highway or
by filling, obstructing, or otherwise alter-
ing the ditch which drains the grade of
such highway or otherwise injures such
highway in any manner. A violation of this
section is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
Published July 10, 2013 at the total ap-
proximate cost of $10.10
Special Meade
County Commission
Meeting (Tuesday,
June 25, 2013)
Generated by Lisa G Schieffer on
Monday, July 1, 2013
Members present: Robert Hei-
dgerken, Linda Rausch, Alan Aker,
Robert Bertolotto, Galen Niederwerder
Meeting called to order at 9:00 AM
1. Call to Order at 9:00 AM
Procedural: A. Prayer
Procedural: B. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Public Hearing
Action, Discussion: A. Hearing on Ap-
plication for Sale of Alcoholic Beverages
Motion to approve the applications for
sale of alcoholic beverages.
Motion by Aker, second by Niederw-
erder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
3. Items from Highway Superin-
tendent
Discussion: A. Motor Grader Bid
Package
4. Workshop
Motion to adjourn.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
APPROVED:
_______________________________
Robert Heidgerken, Chairman
ATTEST:
__________________________
Lisa Schieffer, Auditor
Published July 10, 2013 at the total ap-
proximate cost of $12.33
Public Notice
Arrow Public transit, intends to apply
for funds under Section 5311 of the Sur-
face Transportation Assistance Act for
the continued operation of public trans-
portation project with in the City of Lem-
mon, which lies within Perkins County of
South Dakota and for the City of Bison,
which lies in Perkins County of South
Dakota.
This notice offers the opportunity for
a public hearing, submittal of service pro-
posals or comments regarding the proj-
ect. Interested public or private transit or
paratransit providers are invited to com-
ment on this proposal or submit propos-
als to provide the service. Requests for
a public hearing, comments or requests
for copy of Arrow Public Transit proposal
should be directed to Arrow Public
Trans,111 4th St. W., Lemmon, south
Dakota 57638 by July 10, 2013
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Proceedings of the
Common Council
City of Faith, SD
The Common Council for the City of
Faith, South Dakota met in regular ses-
sion on July 2, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. in the
Council 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, In-
ghram, Berndt, Lightfield and Hellekson.
Council members absent: Spencer
Others in attendance were: Debbie
Brown, Donn Dupper, Jon Collins,
Loretta Passolt, Jim Inghram, Annelle Af-
dahl, Greg Fisher and Colt Haines.
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson to approve the agenda re-
moving items #6, #9, #10, #11, #12, #16
and #18. Motion carried.
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to approve the minutes of
the June 18, 2013 meeting. Motion car-
ried.
CLAIMS APPROVED:
The following claims were presented
and read:
Aflac, Cancer & Accident Insurance –
$997.52; A Tech, Inc., Repair, Software,
Computer, Supply – $3,629.00; Avesis
Third Party Administrators, Inc., Vision
Insurance – $126.38; Butler Insurance,
93 Freightliner-Fire Dept – $79.00; City
of Faith, Utilities – $6,700.15; Consortia
Consulting by Telec, General consulting
& Settlements – $2,512.50; CWD, Bar
Food & Supplies – $294.27; Delage Lan-
den Fin. Service, Copier Lease – $44.46;
Debbie Brown, Finance Officer, Postage,
Misc – $35.92; Dearborn National Life
Insurance Co., Life Insurance – $34.65;
Department of Revenue, Testing Water –
$13.00; Energy Laboratories, Inc., Ana-
lyzed Dirt – $230.00; Faith Fitness Cen-
ter, Full Time Employees Membership –
$50.00; Faith Independent, Publishing –
$405.24; Tyler Fisher & Carrie Collins,
Mowing – $645.00; Golden West
Telecommunications, Special Access –
$1,898.58; Heartland Paper Company,
Supplies – $13.24; Heartland Waste
Management, Hauling Garbage &
Dumpsters – $4,105.00; Henschel,
Eddie, Ambulance Laundry – $96.80;
Jerome Beverage, Inc., Beer –
$6,744.55; Johnson Western Wholesale,
Liquor – $1,392.92; Lynn's Dakotamart,
Refund-Operating Agreement – $117.29;
M&D Food Shop, Gasoline – $872.03;
North American Numbering Plan, Annual
Share of Cost for NANP – $25.00; North-
west Beverage Inc., Beer – $15,333.00;
Public Utilities Commission, Gross Re-
ceipts Tax Assessment – $277.20; Reli-
able Corporation, Office Supplies –
$311.86; Rick's Auto, LLC, Repairs &
Maintenance – $1,370.00; Riley, Peggy,
Reimburse for pool supplies – $68.21;
Rosenbaum's Signs, Decals for Fire
Truck – $112.04; Roy's Pronto Auto
Parts, Repair & Maintenance, Supplies –
$168.41; SD Retirement System, Retire-
ment Plan – $3,430.24; Schwan's Home
Service, Misc – $211.33; Sodak Distrib-
uting Company, Liquor – $2,176.90; Tri
County Water, Water – $7,134.60; Veri-
zon Wireless, Ambulance & Police Cell
Phones – $233.92; Visa, Gasoline, Pool,
Software, Other – $1,471.33; Missouri
River Energy Services, WAPA Service
Chg, Member Dues – $14,951.72; First
National Bank, Withholding & SS –
$762.18; First National Bank, Withhold-
ing & SS – $3,637.36; First National
Bank, Withholding & SS – $387.12; Ex-
press, Intra/Inter Access Expense –
$1,349.90; First National Bank, 911 Sur-
charge – $357.50; Bankcard, Collection
Fees – $169.51; First National Bank,
PayPal-Swimming Pool Ladder –
$99.00; First National Bank, PayPal-Tarp
for showing Movies – $38.49; SD State
Treasurer, Sales Tax – $5,553.24; Arrow
Public Transit, Donation – $1,000.00;
State Property Management. Mule &
Tractor – $5,500.00; Companion Life,
Dental Insurance – $603.95; Wellmark
BlueCross & Blue Shield, Health Insur-
ance – $7,993.18; Void Check #54762
Michael Fisher (Already Pd) – $4452.96.
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Riley to approve all claims as pre-
sented. All yes votes. Motion carried.
Water Tower Repair Bid Update:
Donn Dupper called Maquire Iron and
found out that there would be a year war-
ranty and it is a two week process, which
last time it was done, it lasted at least 20
years. Dupper stated that the water
needs diverted back in the blue tank and
the pump will run 24 hours a day. The
City will see a decrease in water pres-
sure at times. Hellekson made a motion,
seconded by Inghram to approve the
quote from the meeting on June 18,
2013 meeting. All yes votes. Motion car-
ried.
Executive Session – personnel:
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson to retire into executive ses-
sion at 7:10 PM to discuss personnel.
Motion carried.
Mayor Haines declared the Council
out of executive session at 7:29 PM.
7:30 P.M. – Temporary Malt Beverage
Hearing & Special Event Alcohol
License:
Faith Stock Show had submitted an
application for a temporary malt bever-
age license and special event alcohol li-
cense for August 7-11, 2013 for Main
Street, Between 1st and 2nd Streets
where the tent will be located.
Mayor Haines allowed those for or
against to speak. Colt Haines spoke in
favor of the licenses for the Stock Show
and stated that the tent will now be set
in front of the bank and he has talked
with the bank, Lonny’s Steak House and
Arlen Frankfurth, Chief of Police. No one
spoke against. Lightfield made a motion,
seconded by Riley. All yes votes. Motion
carried. Mayor Haines reminded Colt
that the open container law is in effect.
Executive Session – Personnel:
Berndt made a motion, seconded by
Hellekson to retire into executive session
at 7:32 PM. Motion carried.
Mayor Haines declared the Council
out of executive session at 7:46 PM.
Swimming Pool:
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Inghram to table. Motion carried.
North Main/Arrowhead Road:
Riley stated she would like to ask that
the magnesium water be put on the road
north as it is very dusty. Brown stated
that it was too late because the County
is done with doing this for the year. Jim
Inghram stated he would like the City to
gravel the road with crushed gravel from
the Commack pit and says that the ones
that have that crushed gravel is not as
dusty. This road is very dusty and the
dust hangs in the air. Mayor Haines said
that where they haul gravel they have to
slow down to 20 miles an hour when get-
ting close to an individual’s place and
until they are passed it. Discussion was
held in regards to where to start and how
far and how much gravel it would take.
This would be like a test site. Riley made
a motion, seconded by Lightfield to ap-
prove the purchase of crushed gravel
from Commack’s pit at about $3 a ton
and do an 1/8 of a mile starting at the fifty
five mile speed limit sign and receive
quotes for trucking the chips as soon as
the road is prepared for the gravel. All
yes votes. Motion carried.
Lifeguard Certification:
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson to approve the reimburse-
ment of the lifeguard certification as
usual at the end of the summer if the life-
guard stays working all summer. All yes
votes. Motion carried.
Greg Fisher – drainage:
After much discussion, Lightfield
made a motion, seconded by Hellekson
to table until the City Attorney can be at
the meeting. Motion carried.
Abate Nuisances:
Riley made a motion, seconded by
Lightfield to approve the City Attorney to
send letters on three houses. All yes
votes. Motion carried. All Councilman
need to come back with their list of nui-
sances.
Karaoke July 20th for Appreciation
Days:
There will be Karaoke July 20th for
Appreciation Days at the Lone Tree Bar.
Fireworks – someone at the road:
Council was asked if anyone would
be available to sit at the road for dona-
tions for fireworks.
Committee Appointments:
Mayor Haines stated that due to the
lack of items getting taken care of at a
meeting, that Committee Appointments
should be appointed. Mayor Haines rec-
ommended the following appointments:
Liquor, Streets and Airport:
Jerry Spencer, Peggy Riley and B.C.
Lightfield
Public Safety, Utilities,
Recreation(Lake, Park,
Fairgrounds and Pool):
Dianne Hellekson, Karen Inghram
and Barbara Berndt
GGB, Land, Economic
Development, Cemetery:
Mayor (Glen Haines), President
(Karen Inghram) and Vice President
(Jerry Spencer).
Mayor Haines would like each
committee to meet and decide who is the
Chairperson and who will take the notes,
notes will be taken and brought back to
the Council in Committee Reports.
These committees should meet once a
month and before the Council Meeting
with committee’s on it. The committee
meetings will be paid as a meeting. If
possible meet during work hours to meet
with the department heads. Each com-
mittee needs to work on their depart-
ment’s budget and come up with a one
year plan and a five year plan. Inghram
made a motion, seconded by Berndt to
accept the Mayor’s recommendations of
the committees. Motion carried.
Ice House:
Debbie Brown stated that the grant is
extended until April of 2014. Annelle Af-
dahl wanted to know if there are funds in
the grant for painting of the ice house
and she was told that it would be
checked into. Reed Henschel has
started on the repairs.
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Riley to adjourn. Motion carried.
_______________________________
Glen Haines, Mayor
______________________________
Debbie Brown, Finance Officer
Published July 10, 2013 for a total ap-
proximate cost of $91.29
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Sandwich: Rueben
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Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy
Lunch: Asian – $4.29
Sandwich: Hamburger
Thursday:
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch: Cassserole – $4.29
Sandwich: Philly Steak & Cheese
Friday:
Breakfast: Burritos
Lunch: 2 Piece Chicken Dinner – $4.29
Sandwich: Hamburger
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Eric Bogue
Cheryl Laurenz Bogue
416 S Main St., Fai th, SD
967-2529 or 365-5171
Available for all
occasions
Birthdays
Graduations
Anniversary - Weddings
Call Diane Fees
605-748-2210 or 2244
J-1
Cakes
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LLC
Fai th, SD
Unit sizes: 5x10, 8x20,
10x10, 10x15 & 10x20
Steel storage facility
Cal l 967-2030 or
Cel l 605-200-1451
Hudelson’s Bait & Tackle
We’ve expanded to include
marine, hunting, camping, and
even swimming products.
212 West 4th St, Faith, SD
PH: 605-967-2690 or
390-7615
ALWAYS OPEN
Farm families reflect
changing family structure
The social structure of the
American family is changing and
farm families are in step with
these changes. The Pew Research
Center released two reports re-
cently (May 29 and June 11,
2013) that document significant
behavioral and demographic
shifts in families over the past 50
years.
In 1960, 3.5 percent of married
mothers in the U.S. were the pri-
mary wage earners in their fami-
lies. That percentage rose to 15
percent in 2011. Single mothers
who were the sole providers for
their families rose from 7.3 per-
cent to 25.3 percent during that
same timeframe.
Mothers are now the sole or
primary provider in more than 40
percent of U.S. families. Farm
families are changing as well,
with more than a million female
farmers who are the primary
(14%) or secondary (16%) farm
operators, according to an April
29, 2013 USDA report.
Women are entering agricul-
ture at a faster rate than men; 19
percent more women entered
farming in 2002 to 2007, com-
pared to 7 percent more farmers
overall, says the 2007 Census of
Agriculture. But their farms are
smaller and only 5 percent of fe-
male-operated farms have annual
gross sales of $100,000 or more.
Most rely on off-farm jobs that
supplement their agricultural en-
terprises.
The most recent Census of
Agriculture, which farmers com-
pleted earlier this year for the
2012 crop year, will likely indi-
cate even more involvement of
women in agriculture. Females
have increasingly gravitated to-
ward agricultural training in high
school and college and comprise
44 percent of the current National
FFA Organization membership.
Total family income is higher
when women are the primary
wage earners in two-parent fami-
lies, than when men are the pri-
mary providers, according to the
recent Pew reports. Wives are be-
coming better educated but still
lag behind their husbands over-
all, for only 23 percent of families
has a mother who is more edu-
cated than her husband.
Women are replacing men in
some of the better-paying agricul-
ture-related careers that require
advanced education, such as vet-
erinary medicine, where the 2010
nationwide class of graduates was
77 percent female. Women are in-
creasing rapidly in agronomy,
marketing and in the USDA.
As might be expected, the roles
of fathers in families are chang-
ing as women enter the U.S.
workforce. In 1965 fathers spent
2.5 hours per week with their
children, but in 2011 fathers
spent 7.3 hours weekly with their
children, according to the Pew Re-
search Center.
Fathers also spend more time
these days helping with house-
work (9.8 hours per week in 2011)
whereas in 1965 fathers spent
about half that amount of time
helping with housework. Fathers
now are the stay-at-home parent
in nearly 190,000 households, ac-
cording to the 2010 U.S. Census.
A recent study by University of
Missouri researcher, Adam Galo-
van, involving 160 married par-
ents with children, indicated that
couples were happiest when the
fathers helped with household
chores and child care than when
the fathers participated little in
these activities. Research shows
that children of couples who
shared parental duties were bet-
ter adjusted than children of cou-
ples who did not share parental
duties.
Fathers don’t get to spend as
much time with their newborn or
newly adopted children as the
mothers. In the U.S., paternity
leave averages less than a week,
while maternity leave at the same
companies averages six to twelve
weeks.
Most European countries offer
longer maternal and paternal
leave for newborn care and child
adoption. In many European
countries new mothers are guar-
anteed job security for six months
to three years, while the fathers
have several weeks’ paternity
leave.
Many U.S. farm and ranch
couples had to share roles out of
necessity during the Farm Crisis
of the 1980s, while the general
U.S. trend toward sharing roles
occurred gradually over a longer
time. Several studies that exam-
ined farm and ranch families dur-
ing the Farm Crisis (e.g., Carson,
Araquistain, Ide, Quoss et. al,
1994; Rettig, Danes & Bauer,
1991; Lobao & Meyer, 1995) de-
termined the families who coped
best were those who shared their
strengths in running the agricul-
tural operation and the house-
hold.
Stressed farm people who were
assisted emotionally and finan-
cially by their partners during
this difficult time had less need
for professional behavioral health
services. Adversity has always
been a stimulus for farm families
to adapt.
The current agricultural popu-
lation are the survivors of previ-
ous episodes of stress that sorted
out those who were less success-
ful. Survivors relied on their ge-
netic predispositions to adjust to
change and knowledge acquired
from their predecessors in agri-
culture to somehow carry on.
We know agricultural produc-
ers have strong inclinations to do
what it takes to help humans en-
dure, for farm and ranch people
are endowed with powerful drives
to care for the families, communi-
ties and humans in general. A
successful aging farmer once told
me he and his wife “hang in there
together” whenever a difficult fi-
nancial era occurs.
This couple is wealthy and
healthy today.
Dr. Rosmann is a Harlan, Iowa
farmer and psychologist. He can
be contacted at: www.agbehav-
ioralhealth.com.
Farm & Ranch LIfe Farm & Ranch LIfe
Dr. Rossman Dr. Rossman
email us at
faithind@faithsd.com
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EMPLOYMENT
TEACHING POSITIONS OPEN AT
MOBRIDGE-POLLOCK School Dis-
trict #62-6 for 2013-2014 School
Year: HS Math; MS Special Educa-
tion; and Birth to 2nd Grade Spe-
cial Education. Contact Tim
Frederick at 605-845-9204 for
more information. Resumes and
applications can be mailed to the
school Attn: Tim Frederick at 1107
1st Avenue East in Mobridge SD
57601. Open until filled. EOE,
Signing Bonus available.
DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION
is taking applications for full- time
Douglas County Highway Superin-
tendent. Must have valid Class A
Driverís License. Experience in
road/bridge construction/mainte-
nance. For application contact:
Douglas County Auditor (605) 724-
2423.
HUTCHINSON COUNTY HIGHWAY
SUPERINTENDENT POSITION. Du-
ties include supervising staff,
scheduling shifts, planning and or-
ganizing department activities,
preparing budget, representing de-
partment at public meetings. Must
maintain valid SD Driverís and
Commercial Driverís License.
Salary dependent on experience.
Applications from Hutchinson
County Auditorís Office, 140 Euclid
Room 128, Olivet SD 57052 (605)
387-4212. Applications close 4:30
p.m. July 26, 2013.
STORE MANAGER - JOHN DEERE
DEALERSHIP. Store manager
sought by multi-store John Deere
dealership operation. Position cur-
rently open is at Greenline Imple-
ment, Miller, SD, a part of C&B
Operations, headquartered out of
Gettysburg, SD. Applicants should
possess the ability to manage sales,
parts, and service personnel in a
growth oriented dealership. We
offer progressive marketing plans,
competitive pay, full benefit pack-
age, including bonus plan. Please
send resume to Mark Buchholz, at
buchholzm@deerequipment.com or
call Mark at 605-769-2030.
HEALTH/BEAUTY
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PELVIC/TRANSVAGINAL MESH?
Did you undergo transvaginal
placement of mesh for pelvic organ
prolapse or stress urinary inconti-
nence between 2005 and the pres-
ent? If the mesh caused
complications, you may be entitled
to compensation. Call Charles H.
Johnson Law and speak with fe-
male staff members 1-800-535-
5727.
FOR SALE
10 CHOICE COMMERCIAL ACRES.
Any business will work here. Be-
tween Hill City and Custer on High-
way 16. Has two wells, two homes,
six good out buildings. CFD.
$100,000 down. Vaun H. Boyd.
605-673-5503.
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The PDR Hunt is a FREE deer hunt
for physically disabled children
ages 12-18, September 13-15,
2013. Clark, South Dakota. Call
Dean Rasmussen (605) 233-0331,
www.pdryouthhunt.com.
OTR/DRIVERS
DRIVERS WANTED: CDL, owner
operators, freight from Midwest up
to 48 states, home regularly, newer
equipment, Health, 401K, call
Randy, A&A Express, 800-658-
3549.
BELLE FOURCHE
Tanglewood Apts, 2 Br
Meadowlark Plaza, 1 Br
Elderly 62+, Disables & Handicap Housing
Bella Vista Village, 2 & 3 Br
BOX ELDER
Johnson Apts, 2 Br
NEWELL
Grand & Green Valley Apt, 1 Br
Elderly 62+, Disabled & Handicap Housing
STURGIS
* Bluff’s Edge Apts, 1Br
Heritage Acres, 1 & 2 Br
Elderly 62 & Handicap Housing
Butte Ridge Apts, 2 Br
* Hunter’s Run Townhouses, 3 Br
Elderly 62+, Disabled & Handicap Housing
LEAD
Timberland Apts, 2 & 3 Br
Gold Mountain Apts, 1 Br
Elderly 62+, Disables & Handicap Housing
WHITEWOOD
Chiang Apts, 2 Br
LEMMON
Westside Apt, 1 & 2 Br
McLAUGHLIN
McLaughlin Manor, 1 Br
SPEARFISH
Iron Creek Plaza, 2 Br
* Rolling Hills Apts, 2 & 3 Br
Lookout Mountain view, 1 Br
Elderly 62+, Disables & Handicap Housing
FAITH
Countryside Estates, 1Br
Summer Volleyball
Camp
July 16-17th
Faith Community Center
The camp is being put on by Midwest Elite Volleyball
Camps and Austin Albers who is the assistant coach at
Sheridan College.
Contact Ali Grueb or Jozelle Fordyce for more
information
Grades 6-8 from 8-10 am
$25 for both day
Grades 9-12 10 am-12 pm & 2-4 pm
$55 for both days, both sessions
FOR SALE
FOR SALE: Alfalfa seed, grass
seed and high test alfalfa hay.
Delivery available and volume
discount available. Call 798-5413.
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HELP WANTED
FAITH PUBLIC LIBRARy is
seeking part-time library assis-
tant. Wages DOE. Apply at Faith
Public Library, Faith, SD. Con-
tact Angela Ostrander, 967-2262.
Position closes July 18, 2013. All
filled applications need to be
turned in to the library by 1 PM!
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NOTICES
APARTMENTS AVAILABLE:
Countryside Apartments in
Faith. 1 bedroom, carpeted
throughout. Laundry facilities
available. Handicap accessible.
Rent based on income. For infor-
mation contact: MetroPlains
management, LLC 1-800-244-
2826 or 1-605-347-3077 Equal
Opportunity Housing F5-tfc
PASTURE WATER LINES
with trencher and backhoe, Live-
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miles south of Maurine, 605-748-
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