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July 17, 2013
Hot! ... Faith had its first 100+ degrees day last Thursday. The ther-
mometer at the bank read 103º at 4:15. The official reading for the day
was 102º. Photo by Loretta Passolt
Culex tarsalis mosquito num-
bers are increasing across the
state and more of the mosquitoes
are positive for the West Nile
virus (WNV), says a state health
official. The Culex tarsalis is the
primary carrier of WNV in South
“From the first week of July to
the second, we saw a substantial
increase in Culex mosquitoes and
also a rise in the number of West
Nile positives,” said Lon
Kightlinger, state epidemiologist
for the Department of Health.
“Those higher numbers mean an
increased risk of disease trans-
mission so it’s important that peo-
ple protect themselves with
appropriate repellent.”
Kightlinger noted that histori-
cally 90 percent of South Dakota’s
WNV cases have occurred from
mid-July to mid-September. To
date, South Dakota has reported
four cases of human West Nile
(Brookings, Buffalo, Jones and
Spink counties) and 23 positive
mosquito pools.
To prevent mosquito bites and
reduce the risk of WNV:
•Use mosquito repellents
(DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eu-
calyptus, or IR3535) and limit ex-
posure by wearing pants and long
sleeves in the evening.
•Limit time outdoors from
dusk to midnight when Culex
mosquitoes are most active.
•Get rid of standing water that
gives mosquitoes a place to breed.
•Support local mosquito con-
trol efforts. 
Personal precautions are espe-
cially important for those at high
risk for WNV – people over 50,
pregnant women, transplant pa-
tients, individuals with diabetes
or high blood pressure, and those
with a history of alcohol abuse.
People with severe or unusual
headaches should see their physi-
Find WNV prevention infor-
mation on the Web at http://west-
Mosquito numbers, WNV positives increasing across
South Dakota
If you like to run or walk and
want to help support a worthy
cause, August 10th is your oppor-
The annual Fun Run/Walk and
Stroll will be held at Durkee Lake
on Saturday, August 10th. Regis-
tration begins at 7:15 am at the
boat dock. The race will begin at
8:00. It will be a timed race with
age divisions and prizes! The
entry fee will help support the
cost of putting on the event,
prizes for the runners, a t-shirt to
remember the event and ulti-
mately help fund the SMA!
SMA or Spinal Muscular Atro-
phy is a genetic disorder that af-
fects the muscles in the body. It is
the number one genetic killer of
infants, and currently there is no
treatment for it. Denalli and
Ryka Voss, Faith, have SMA
Type II. SMA inhibits their abil-
ity to walk, stand and crawl. This
year’s goal is to raise at least
$1500 to help fund the CURE!
Early registration, by July
22nd, guarantees a t-shirt. Con-
tact Natosha Voss at 605-593-
7711 to register or for more
Denalli is excited to “run” the
race again this year! She would
love to have you race with her,
and spread the word about SMA!
Hope to see you at Durkee Lake
on the 10th!
Annual Fun Run/Walk and Stroll
set for Aug. 10th
A group of South Dakota teens
trained this week with the High-
way Patrol at the Youth Trooper
Academy in Pierre. It was co-
sponsored by the American Le-
This is the second year for the
academy, which is geared for
young adults ages 16 and 17 who
are entering their senior year of
high school.
“These young adults are ex-
posed to the rewards and struc-
ture we require for the Patrol,”
Maj. Rick Miller, assistant super-
intendent with the Highway Pa-
trol said. “It’s a great opportunity
for us too because of the relation-
ships we develop with them.”
During the week, veteran
Highway Patrol troopers serve as
mentors and chaperones for the
academy. Troopers and officers
from other law-enforcement agen-
cies throughout the state, provide
classroom and hands-on training
in firearms safety, defensive driv-
ing, crash investigation, traffic
stops, leadership, police service
dog handling and criminal law.
Rick MacDonald, South
Dakota American Legion Com-
mander said, “We’ve been able to
bring a national level program to
the young adults in our state. The
American Legion and the South
Dakota Highway Patrol give our
youth an opportunity to experi-
ence first-hand what it’s like to
train as a law enforcement officer.
It also gives the Patrol a view into
the talent who might apply for
the squad over the next few
Recruit Brooke Enright, a sen-
ior at Faith High School com-
pleted the course. Brooke enjoyed
the experience although this was
the first time she and her twin
sister had ever been apart.
This year’s academy opened
Monday morning, June 24 and
finished with a graduation cere-
mony on Friday afternoon, June
Highway patrol trains South Dakota youth
recruits at Trooper Academy in Pierre
Brooke Enright ... of Union Center. Standing to her left is Col.
Craig Price, Superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. On
her right is the Commander of the South Dakota American Legion,
Rick MacDonald. Courtesy photo
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Nearly one hundred and fifty
relatives, friends, and neighbors
joined former Faith resident,
Tillie Nesland, in Rapid City Sat-
urday to help celebrate her
ninety-fifth birthday. Tillie was
born in Montana in 1918, moved
to Faith at an early age, and has
lived in more recent years in
Mesa, Arizona and Rapid City.
Her sons, Jim and Bob (Edie) plus
grandchildren and great grand-
children, her sister Noreen (Bob)
Jensen and other relatives, nieces
and nephews, attended from Col-
orado, New York, New Jersey,
Beresford, Faith, Rapid City and
other towns in South Dakota. At
the registration table were Tillie’s
friends Evelyn Marshall of Rapid
City and Verna Mae Thomas of
The event was held in the
Washington Room of the Ram-
kota Inn in Rapid City from 2:00
to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, July 13,
2013. Gorgeous bouquets of sil-
white and pink flowers and col-
ored helium balloons filled the
room. Sumptuous hors d’oeuvres
and desserts were served by Min-
erva’s Catering Service of Rapid
A wonderful family program
included a video by Becky Nes-
land, of Tillie and her husband
Virgil, (deceased) and sons Bob,
Jim and Larry (deceased), and
their days of growing up and liv-
ing in Faith. Tillie’s great grand-
children Zachary, Anthony and
Elizabeth Nesland played violin
solos and Carter and Shannon
Nesland sang solos and a duet.
Various old friends and family
told stories and shared memories
of growing up in Faith and play-
ing at Nesland’s home, yard and
in the street. At four o’clock a
large birthday cake was cut and
served as Marg Thompson played
piano for the group to sing Happy
Birthday and God Bless America.
Jim Nesland thanked everyone
for coming and for helping to
make this such a glorious day for
his Mom. Carv Thompson emceed
the program and in closing re-
minded Tillie and everybody that
whether you’re five or ninety-five,
“Today, is the oldest you’ve ever
been, yet the youngest you’ll ever
be. So enjoy this day while it
The afternoon concluded with
visiting and enjoying the back-
ground music of Butch Samuel-
son at the piano.
Tillie Nesland
celebrates 95 years
Faith Pioneer,
Tillie Nesland, turns 95
named South Dakota as the num-
ber one state for business in
America’s Top States for Business
“Thanks to a history of fiscal
responsibility, South Dakota is
the place to do business,” said
Gov. Dennis Daugaard. “Busi-
nesses plan for the long-term.
When considering moving or ex-
panding, they need stability and
certainty. They need to know that
government won’t get in their
way. That’s what we can offer
here in South Dakota.”
Previously ranked seventh in
last year’s study, South Dakota
earned the number one spot by
scoring 1,639 out of 2,500 points,
the highest score of any state
since CNBC launched the study
in 2007.
“South Dakota has always
been a solid performer in our
study, but with businesses focus-
ing more than ever on low costs,
the state really shines,” said
CNBC Senior Correspondent
Scott Cohn. “We found it has one
of the lowest tax burdens in the
country as well as low wage and
utility costs. The regulatory cli-
mate is one of the friendliest to
business anywhere, and the
biggest issue in South Dakota’s
booming economy is that low un-
employment means fewer avail-
able workers.”
CNBC’s study uses 55 meas-
ures of economic competitiveness,
which are developed with input
from business groups including
the National Association of Man-
ufacturers, the Council on Com-
petitiveness and the states
The 55 metrics are further sep-
arated into 10 broad categories:
cost of doing business, economy,
infrastructure and transporta-
tion, workforce, quality of life,
technology and innovation, busi-
ness friendliness, education, cost
of living and access to capital.
Among the subcatergories,
South Dakota ranked No. 1 in
cost of doing business, No. 2 in
business friendliness, No. 6 in
economy and No. 7 in quality of
To learn more about CNBC’s
Top States for Business 2013,
v i s i t :
CNBC names South Dakota top state for business
Aerial view of Faith … Carv Thompson caught this photo
from 9,500 feet while returning to Mobridge.
Photo courtesy of Carv Thompson
July 17, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 3
Sr. Citizens Menu Sr. Citizens Menu
Employing People with Disabil-
ities in South Dakota
With Father’s Day a few weeks
ago, I got to thinking about my
parents. My mom and dad took
pride in self-reliance and taught
me the value of hard work. They
both worked hard on our family
farm, and when the farm went
upside-down financially, they
both took jobs as janitors at Au-
gustana College to make ends
Mom and Dad were also both
deaf, but their inability to hear
did not prevent them from work-
ing to support my sisters and me.
They taught us that all work has
dignity and that idleness is not an
option. Their disability led them
to develop higher levels of deter-
mination and persistence.
People with disabilities work
hard for themselves and their
families, and I am encouraging
South Dakota employers to give
them opportunities to prove
themselves as employees.
During the past several
months, I have worked with Gov-
ernor Jack Markell of Delaware,
the chair of the National Gover-
nors Association (NGA), to hold
several forums that focus on the
benefits of hiring people with dis-
My goal is to make South
Dakota an “employment-first
state.” That means our govern-
ment will commit itself to making
employment the first priority and
the preferred outcome for our cit-
izens with disabilities. Although
many with disabilities, particu-
larly those with intellectual dis-
abilities, are employed in “shelter
work environments,” which sepa-
rate them into separate work
places, our goal is to include these
people in the regular workforce.
Research has shown this to be far
better, economically and socially.
Reaching this goal will take a
concentrated effort, and there are
many stakeholders who can help
advance this worthy goal. As with
the Criminal Justice Initiative
last year, I have created a broadly
representative task force to inves-
tigate this issue. The group will
include those with disabilities
and their families; representa-
tives of business and industry;
lawmakers; state government of-
ficials; and representatives of
nonprofit agencies and commu-
nity providers. I’ve asked for their
recommendations toward increas-
ing the number of South
Dakotans with disabilities who
are employed. 
I believe the time has come for
South Dakotans to work together
to ensure people with disabilities
have the opportunity to do what
they want to do – work alongside
their friends and neighbors and
provide for themselves and their
Gov. Daugaard’s
Dear Editor,
I was most privileged to re-
ceive an extraordinary invitation
and  treat on July 7th. Freedom
Works generously broadcast the
Man in the Moon Production held
at the Usana Amphitheater in
Salt Lake City on the 6th!  I en-
joyed it immensely.
The production opened with a
prayer from C L Bryant.
Matt Kibbe, president of Free-
dom Works praised small busi-
ness owners.
African American Conserva-
tive leaders, Mia Love, Mayor of
Saratoga Springs, Utah told of
her parents’ experience coming
from Haiti with nothing. They
worked hard, bought a home and
sent all three of their children to
college. They didn’t come to
America for an easier life, they
came to be free! 
Deneen Borelli, first member
in her family to graduate from
college, attending at night for 11
years while working for corporate
America for 20 years. She then
went from citizen on the sideline
to citizen on the front line. She
had two choices, one, to be de-
pendent or two, to be independ-
ent. She choose independence.
Arizona Congressman David
Shweikert and entrepreneur, Jeff
Sanderer stated, “The thing de-
stroying our country is allowing
the ballot box to put  people in
power. This must stop. We can
change the world. It is freedom vs
slavery. Man longs to be free.”
Senator Ted Cruz’s father,
Raphael Cruz spoke of coming
from Cuba at the age of 19. He
put himself through college.
When Fidel Castro was put in
power, he thought that Cuba
would have more freedom. Re-
turning to Cuba, he learned that
it was a Marxist ideology.  Mr.
Cruz returned to the United
States disillusioned,  but thank-
ful. After life in Cuba, he realized
how precious and rare America
Hearing policies resembling
Marxist, he got busy to help
Ronald Reagan campaign. “If we
lose our freedom, where do we go?
Obama is following the same ide-
ology, making the same mistake
as Cuba. Our most important
things in life are the Bible, the
Constitution and the Declaration
of Independence. The administra-
tion can take everything away,
but it can’t take our honor.”
Utah Congressman, Mike Lee
is cut from the same cloth as Mr.
Cruz. “We must assert our rights
or lose them.” He quoted  Ghani:
“Our test, first, we are a distrac-
tion, second, we are ignored,
third, we are laughed at and next
Glenn Beck, narrating the
Man in the Moon and our history,
tied everything together from the
beginning of time, our civil rights
to the present. He stated that
there was no ending, we must
make that happen and he felt
that the audience was the one to
do it.
People attending the Man in
the Moon production were from
China, Canada, Hong Kong and
Alaska. Glenn said, “Everyone is
searching for answers. So we
must protect, defend, and love
one another with courage. Trust
in GOD and Honor Providence
At the beginning of Man in the
Moon, the flag was raised upside
down signifying that AMERICA
Most sincerely and thankful
for the invitation,
Marie I. DeKnikker
Cambridge, ID
All meals served with milk and
bread. Menu subject to change
without notice.
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
Mon., July 22: Creamed
turkey w/biscuit, Oriental vegeta-
bles, Tomato slices on lettuce,
Fruit cocktail
Tue., July 23: No Meals
Wed., June 24: Autumn
chicken, Baked sweet potatoes,
Harvest beets, Tossed salad,
Mandarin oranges
Thur., June 25: Hot beef
sandwich, Mashed potatoes &
gravy, Corn broccoli bake,
Peaches, Vanilla ice cream
Fri., June 26: Tator tot casse-
role, Seasonal fruit
Letter to the Editor
A project to restore the cen-
tury-old stained glass in the state
Capitol will begin on July 29.
The four large skylight instal-
lations in the Capitol rotunda
dome, House and Senate cham-
bers and above the grand marble
staircase will be removed, re-
stored and reinstalled during the
next fourteen months.
A detailed condition assess-
ment of the stained glass was
completed in April. Significant
problems were found as age, grav-
ity and original material and de-
sign weaknesses have taken their
toll since the stained glass was in-
stalled in 1909.
“The glass is bowing badly
enough in spots that it could fail
if it’s allowed to get much worse,”
said Paul Kinsman, Commis-
sioner of the state’s Bureau of Ad-
ministration. “We’ve done spot
repairs over decades and even
those fixes are now failing.”
Each of the 199 large panels of
stained glass will be removed,
placed in a custom shipping
frame and transported to Conrad
Schmitt Studios just outside of
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There the
panels will be disassembled. The
glass pieces will be repaired and
releaded, and the panels rebuilt.
New structural supports will be
added to ensure even longer-term
The stained glass in the Ro-
tunda dome will be the first to be
removed. Portions of the second
floor Rotunda will be closed to
foot traffic during July and Au-
The House and Senate cham-
ber stained glass will be removed
following the conclusion of the
2014 Legislative Session. The
barrel vault above the grand mar-
ble staircase will be the last to be
removed in May, 2014.
The stained glass panels will
return to the Capitol next year,
with the Rotunda dome stained
glass expected to return in June,
2014. The House and Senate
chamber glass and the barrel
vault above the grand staircase
are scheduled to return in Sep-
tember, 2014.
Kinsman said the goal is to
complete the project in time for
the state’s 125th anniversary of
statehood on November 2, 2014.
Funding for the $2.7 million
project comes from the Bureau of
Administration’s Maintenance
and Repair fund. Conrad Schmitt
Studios partnered with Sharpe
Enterprises of Pierre to submit
the winning proposal for the spe-
cialized project.
Conrad Schmitt Studios was
founded in 1889 and is the largest
firm of its kind in the nation.
Their past restoration projects in-
clude St. Joseph Cathedral in
Sioux Falls, St. Mary Catholic
Church in Salem, the Lawrence
County Courthouse, state capitols
in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wiscon-
sin, and the Basilica of the Sacred
Heart at the University of Notre
Stained glass in State Capitol to be restored
The photo shows how badly the glass is bowing from level. The per-
spective is from the top of the Senate glass.
Appreciation Day
Sat. July 20
Vilas Pharmacy &
Healthcare Store
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Buy 1 get 1 free
on select
Great selection
of school
Page 4• July 17, 2013 • The Faith Independent
Marcus News By Vicky Waterland
Faith News By Loretta Passolt
Please join Harold Bauer in
celebrating his
100th birthday
Saturday, July 20, 2 PM–4 PM
Canyon Lake Senior Center,
Rapid City
The family will also host a potluck picnic at the
Brown Stock Shelter in the Sturgis City Park
Sunday, July 21, 2013, 11 AM to 5 PM
Broasted chicken & tableware will be provided
Please bring a dish to pass and your own drinks.
No gifts please
Startin’ out to be a hot, muggy
Monday. Deck was damp when
we got up but I don’t know how
much rain. We haven’t had any-
thing but sprinkles now and then.
Saturday night the weatherman
said a 70% chance of storms. It
clouded up, got thunder and lots
of lightning flashes and no appre-
ciable amount of rain for us. Quirt
did a rain dance in the yard but
he must not have danced long
enough or hard enough. Duane
Keffler was talking about needing
rain maybe he needs to come
dance with Quirt.
We were sorry to hear of the
passing of Irwin Richardson, a
long time Marcus resident who
now resided in Rapid City. There
will be a private family service for
him Tuesday. As far as we can
figure, Irwin was pushing 100.
They tell me there will be an obit-
uary published after the service
and information was sent to the
Faith paper. Hmm! Not quite the
send off we’re used to, is it?
Vonnie O’Dea and Bev Hudson
went to Philip Saturday to a
Ladies Luncheon where they lis-
tened to Deb Hudson Burma give
a very good inspirational message
for ladies.
Tayson Jones, son of Eric and
Chasity Jones, won third place in
yearling riding at the 4-H rodeo
held in Buffalo, SD Saturday.
They went on to Belle Fourche
Sunday but Tayson said, “No luck
there.” Way to go Tayson, keep
Tucker and Bev Hudson went
to Belle Fourche Sunday to watch
Winston and Wacey Brown in the
Butte County 4-H Rodeo. Winston
won the Jr. Boys All Around. He
won first in breakaway and goat
Not a lot of busyness going on
up this way but haying and
watching rain clouds split and go
north or south.  We need to have
our turn pretty soon and the sum-
mer crops are sure in need of a
Monday evening, Zona Vig
stopped to visit with Carmen Hei-
dler a bit and deliver John's birth-
day card.  She also had visited
with Kelsey and Brixie Vig.
Wednesday, Brian and Cheri
Fogelman arrived from Texas to
spend a few days with his family
here, Glenn, Margaret and Dan
Fogelman.  Thursday, Brandan,
Grace and Avery Fogelman drove
out to the ranch to join them for a
birthday supper of ribs, brisket
and other goodies including a
cake to celebrate Glenn's birth-
day.  Happy Birthday, Glenn.
Brandan and girls went back that
evening and Brian and Cheri left
on Friday to go visit a bit more
with Brandan, Lyndee and grand-
daughters.  Uncle Dan helped the
girls have a horse ride while there
making for happy girls.  Think it
was 106 that day so a hot ride,
Wednesday, Bernice Lemmel
took a cake and went to Faith to
help Ms. Bridgett Lemmel cele-
brate her birthday.
Tracy and Justin Ingalls made
a supply run to Rapid and also
kept an appointment on Friday.
They stopped by briefly for a visit
at her sister's in Sturgis before
coming on home.
The Delbridges finished up
their haying at the Ingalls place
this week.  Everyone thankful for
the hay crop this year.
Friday, Zona Vig spent 6 hours
in Faith doing errands and visit-
Opal Area News By Kay Ingalls
tying and second in the flag race.
On the way home they visited
with Larry and Billy Burditt of
rural Sturgis.
We visited with Marv and
Norma Williams Sunday while
she worked on Quirt Won-
dercheck, then came home and at-
tended the baby shower for Lex
and Amanda (Howie) Geer’s son,
Perry. There was a large atten-
dance. While at the shower, one of
the other little boys chucked a
rock and hit Quirt in the fore-
head! Can’t win, can we?
I’m in enough trouble for doing
this column and Harold needs me
to go north and give him a ride
home so I’ll close. I really try to
watch what I say here, believe it
or not. There are a lot of times I
know some really juicy stuff or
could add some quotes that would
strike a few fires but I don’t.
ing with neighbors and meeting
new ones all talking about the
rain we were all praying for that
seems to slip by. 
Cheryl Cowles’ mom and dad
are here visiting them from West
Virginia. Sam and Cheryl are
going to take them along  to visit
Thomas in Montana this week. 
Saturday, Charlie and Carmen
Nephem and three of their
nephews from Riverton, WY were
visitors at the Lemmel Ranch.
Charlie is a rodeo friendwho was
doing that when Ricky Lemmel
Sunday after church, John and
Carmen Heidler went to Faith
and took Dorothy Heidler out for
lunch and they took a long drive
to look the country over.
Dwayne and Zona Vig, plus the
dog, checked on crops, drove
across their 40 year old Sulphur
Creek bridge that is definitely
showing the ravages of time and
flooding.  Not a trip for the faint-
hearted, Zona said.  They also put
out salt and mineral at the
Stoneville place and stopped for a
visit with Kevin and Debbie Vig
who are here for a couple of
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We had our first day of 100 de-
gree plus temperature last Thurs-
day. The official temperature was
102º, and it was still 85º at mid-
night! Friday we awoke to over-
cast skies and a little cooler, but
the sun came out in the afternoon
and it was in the upper 90s before
the day was over. We had wind,
lots of lightning and some thun-
der late Saturday night, but noth-
ing for moisture! Sunday was
much cooler, not even reaching
70º. We had fog Monday morning,
lots of humidity in the air. Now if
we would only get some rain!
Jim Butler hosted a fish fry at
his home last week. Those attend-
ing were the Mike Stocklins, the
Russell Johnson family, and
Craig and Becky Ness. Craig said
Kris Johnson really knows how to
fry up bass!
Craig and Becky Ness went to
Tillie Nesland’s 95th birthday cel-
ebration in Rapid City on Sunday.
Many current and former Faith
residents were there. Carv
Thompson was the emcee. Butch
Samuelson played the piano.
Some of the Nesland grandchil-
dren provided entertainement.
Evelyn Marshall and Verna Mae
Thomas were signing guests in.
Kevin Jensen and Marg Thomp-
son told some humorous stories
about Tillie, along with a few
other people. They had a great
time visiting with former friends
and relatives.
Craig also informed me that
Pat Crowley had passed away
several months ago. Pat was a
FHS graduate with the class of
1963. He was living in Minnesota.
Dave and Eldora Fischbach
headed back to Rapid City this
week. They were taking Laurie
and Samantha to the airport this
week to fly back home to Ohio
after spending three weeks with
them. Laurie, and Samantha, got
in on some ranch work while they
were here.
We are very proud of our
granddaughter Brooke. She is a
Black Hills State University Yel-
low Jacket cheerleader! She had
tryouts last week and made the
team. She loves cheerleading and
I know she will do well!
The swimming pool is open
daily from 1 to 5. They also have
night swimming from 7-9. What a
good way to cool off on these hot
You know, it won’t be long be-
fore Stock Show will be here!
Start working on those parade en-
tries, exhibits, etc.
tor John Thune (R-S.D.) was
joined today by 45 of his Republi-
can Senate colleagues in sending
a letter to President Obama urg-
ing him to permanently delay the
implementation of ObamaCare
for all Americans. Last week, the
Obama administration an-
nounced that after hearing con-
cerns from the business
community, it will delay imple-
mentation of a key ObamaCare
component, the employer man-
date, until 2015.
In their letter the GOP sena-
tors say to the president, “[W]hile
your action finally acknowledges
some of the many burdens this
law will place on job creators, we
believe the rest of this law should
be permanently delayed for every-
one in order to avoid significant
economic harm to American fam-
Thune, Senate Republicans call on
President to permanently delay
ObamaCare for all
“…all Americans deserve permanent relief
from this onerous law”
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change of address before
moving or as quickly as
possible, so as not to
miss a single issue.
Central Meade County could
really use a good rain at this time.
A week ago on Thursday, it was
102.5 degrees, with warm days to
follow. While many in the state
were happy that warm summer
temps were finally here, some of
those who work construction and
are working outside were relish-
ing those 'seventy some' degree
Last Wednesday, my husband,
Larry Rhoden, a rancher/legisla-
tor from Central Meade County,
announced his candidacy for the
US Senate. Larry, I, Reggie and
Tristen were at Sioux Falls to
make a morning announcement
with some supporters and press
at Falls Park. We then traveled to
the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn
in Rapid City where Larry an-
nounced to a room full of a more
familiar crowd of good friends and
family. It will be a busy year of
hard work for the Rhodens as we
try to maintain a normal life in
Central Meade County and run a
state-wide campaign.
Floyd and Donna Cammack re-
turned recently from their trip to
Alaska. They stayed with their
son Mike and his wife, Bartly.
Donna commented on the beauti-
ful flowers at their home where
they had 40 pots that were first
started back in February. They
were able to enjoy much of
Alaska's beauty, but not all be-
cause of fires. There were 115
fires near Fairbanks which
caused a lot of smoke in the air in
the surrounding area. They were
about 60 miles from Fairbanks.
They reported a great time in
On Friday, July 12, Francie
and Paige Brink flew out of Rapid
City during the wee hours to
Alaska. They are currently on
the In Touch Alaskan Cruise.
They boarded the MS Amsterdam
on Friday afternoon. Their
Alaskan cruise began at Juneau,
and will include an 8 hr. train
ride called the Skagway Expedi-
tion. On Wednesday, they go
salmon fishing at Ketchikan.
They will have church services
and Bible studies with both
Charles and Andy Stanley, as
well as many other activities,
speakers and entertainment.
Francie and Paige will have much
to share when they return home
this week as it will certainly be a
trip of a lifetime.
Many families who attended
church services on Sunday en-
joyed eating at the Bull Creek
Cafe for dinner. Leona Fields at-
tended church and dinner with
Kathryn Spring. Casey Brink and
Wes Labrier took advantage of
the noon meal as both of their
wives were gone. Sue Labrier is
spending time in Colorada as she
took her grandchildren back
home to their parents, Dan and
Cammie Freed. Sunday was a
cool day with a temperature of 64
degrees. Our work week doesn't
look near as cool.
Junior campers will be con-
verging on Cedar Canyon Bible
Campgrounds on Tuesday, July
16. They will end their camp on
Friday night with 6:30 pm serv-
ices. Next week's camp begins on
Monday, July 22 with Youth
Campers, ages 10-14. Teen Camp
will be the following week start-
ing on July 29 - Aug.2.
It's hard to believe that over 20
years ago, a few of us from the
community spent many hours
and 2 years in meetings to plan
for a community building in
Union Center. Most of the intial
meetings took place in the Larry
Rhoden home. For twenty years
there have been sports events,
meetings, family gatherings, fu-
nerals, weddings, and many other
activities that have brought our
community together in the Cen-
tral Meade County Community
Center. The building was com-
pleted in 1993. One can see the
year incorporated into the tile
under the rugs at the south en-
trance. There is a 20th Anniver-
sary Celebration scheduled for
July 20 at 5:00 pm at the Central
Meade County Community Cen-
ter. There will be a drawing for a
quilt. Meat, drinks, plates, cups,
untensils, and napkins will be
provided. Atendees are asked to
bring a salad or dessert. Happy
Anniversary, Central Meade
County Community Center!
Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden
Career Opportunities
Contact Bev Stradinger at the Isabel Clinic
at 605-466-2120 for an application and more
information on the following openings:
Full-time Receptionist at
Faith Community Clinic and
Part-time position in Billing Dept
at Faith Community Clinic
Prairie Community Health, Inc.
is an equal opportunity em-
Billings, Mont. (July 12) -
Today, R-CALF USA posted peti-
tions on both its Facebook page
and on its Website that calls on
the Secretary of Agriculture to
terminate all contracts between
the National Cattlemen's Beef
Association and the Beef Checkoff
Program. The group is circulating
the petition because it believes it
is a blatant conflict of interest for
NCBA to receive millions of dol-
lars of federally-mandated Beef
Checkoff Program funds while it
simultaneously files a lawsuit to
eliminate or weaken the widely
popular country of origin labeling
(COOL) law.
"It is outrageous that a group
that feeds at the government
trough is allowed to file a lawsuit
to stop consumers from knowing
where their food is produced,"
said R-CALF USA CEO Bill
Bullard adding, "We are circulat-
ing these petitions so livestock
producers and consumers can
voice their opposition and offer a
solution to this unconscionable
The public can sign the Face-
book petition at:
https: / / www. causes. com/ ac-
a - g o v e r n me n t - f u n d e d -
An abbreviated, hard-copy pe-
tition can be downloaded and
printed at: http://www.r-
i o nTo Vi l s ac kNo Co nt r ac t -
Bullard said his group is circu-
lating a printable petition so live-
stock producers and consumers
can gather signatures within
their local communities and at
public gathering places such as
livestock auction yards.
"Our goal is to submit the com-
pleted petitions to the Secretary
of Agriculture on September 1,"
he said.
The Facebook petition states:
"We, the undersigned citizens
of the United States, believe it is
a blatant conflict of interest, if not
outright unlawful, for the largest
recipient of federally mandated
Beef Checkoff Program funds to
simultaneously sue the federal
government to weaken or elimi-
nate the widely popular country
of origin labeling (COOL) law.
Therefore, we hereby petition the
Secretary of Agriculture to imme-
diately and permanently termi-
nate all contracts between the
National Cattlemen's Beef Asso-
ciation and the Beef Checkoff Pro-
"Each time a cow is sold the
seller must pay one dollar into the
Beef Checkoff. The seller has no
control over where this manda-
tory fee goes. The largest recipi-
ent of the federally mandated
Beef Checkoff Program funds is
the National Cattlemen's Beef
Association (NCBA). Recently,
the NCBA filed a lawsuit to elim-
inate or weaken COOL. It is a
clear conflict of interest for an or-
ganization funded by cattle pro-
ducers to turn around and fight
against their interests and the in-
terests of U.S. consumers. There-
fore, we are petitioning the
Secretary of Agriculture to termi-
nate all contracts between the
National Cattlemen's Beef Asso-
ciation (NCBA) and the federally
mandated Beef Checkoff Pro-
"U.S. livestock producers and
U.S. consumers worked together
for longer than a decade to pass
and implement COOL so U.S.
consumers would know where the
meat they purchase for their fam-
ilies was born, raised and slaugh-
tered; and, so those same
consumers could choose to sup-
port U.S. farmers and ranchers
by purchasing meat exclusively of
U.S. origin.
"The action by NCBA of receiv-
ing federally mandated Beef
Checkoff Program funds on the
one hand and attacking the
widely popular federal COOL law
on the other hand is at the very
least a blatant conflict of interest
and very likely a violation of the
"As citizens of the United
States, we are appalled that an
organization that receives funds
through a government program is
allowed to use those funds, either
directly, indirectly or by appear-
ance, to initiate a lawsuit to at-
tack the federal COOL law that is
widely supported by U.S. live-
stock producers and U.S. con-
"We ask the Secretary of Agri-
culture to immediately and per-
manently terminate all contracts
between the NCBA and the Beef
Checkoff Program to end this ob-
vious conflict of interest and pos-
sible unlawful activity that
directly threatens the right of
every U.S. citizen to know where
the meat they purchase at retail
stores for themselves and their
families was born, raised, and
Group circulates petitions to stop
federally-funded NCBA from suing
to eliminate COOL
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Grand River Roundup
By Betty Olson
Linda’s Dri ve In
Fai th, SD
is celebrating i ts
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
Slap That Lady!
With the welcome moisture
some of us have enjoyed this sum-
mer comes those pesky mosqui-
toes! In fact lately the mosquitoes
outnumber the rain drops here a
few miles south of Bison. Al-
though it is quite dry around our
place the mosquitoes are plentiful
and precautions must be taken if
you want to be outdoors. Avoid
being bitten by female mosqui-
toes! Female mosquitoes must
have a blood meal in order to re-
produce. Male mosquitoes feed on
plant nectar and do not bite hu-
South Dakota has 44 known
species of mosquitoes. The west-
ern encephalitis mosquito Culex
tarsalis is perhaps the main vec-
tor of West Nile virus and is pres-
ent in all South Dakota. South
Dakota has experienced thou-
sands of cases of West Nile dis-
ease including several deaths
since 2002 when the virus first
appeared in South Dakota. 2013
has already seen it first victims.
Mosquito control should be con-
sidered by every home owner and
gardener. The following are some
steps to minimize mosquito mis-
• Use personal insect repel-
lents and avoid times of peak
mosquito activity. These are the
most effective steps in reducing
• Eliminate standing water,
where possible, to reduce mos-
quito numbers. Consider treating
stagnant water that cannot be
drained with an approved lar-
• Finally, in special instances,
consider chemical control of adult
mosquitoes. Using chemicals
around the home and yard is the
least effective and shortest-last-
ing protection, but when outdoor
activities are planned, this ap-
proach can be used in combina-
tion with the previous methods.
The best control of these pests
is to reduce the breeding environ-
ment which is the presence of
water by removing of all standing
water and treating your rain bar-
rel with an appropriate larvacide
such as proteins derived from
Bacillus thuringiensis subsp is-
raelensis or Bti. These products
are commonly sold as granules or
pre-formed blocks that release
the Bti protein when placed in
water. The Bti protein is toxic
only to mosquito wrigglers and
the larvae of certain aquatic flies
such as midges and black flies. It
has no harmful effects on hu-
mans, horses, fish, tadpoles,
frogs, crustaceans, snails, or
other non-target aquatic animals.
If you are planning an outdoor
activity you might consider bar-
rier or residual treatments of
mosquito resting areas for short-
term reduction of mosquito num-
bers. A home barrier treatment
generally is an application of a la-
beled insecticide onto mosquito
resting areas (long grass, shady
areas, heavy foliage (think gar-
dens) around the yard and home
with an ordinary household
sprayer, hose-end sprayer, or
ready-to use container equipped
with a spray gun. The most com-
mon insecticides for home use
contain the active ingredients
bifenthrin, cyfluthrin, delta-
methrin, lamda-cyhalothrin, or
How can you control mosqui-
toes without chemicals? We will
explore that next week.
The Garden Gate
By Karen Englehart, Master Gardener
SDSU Extension - Perkins Co.
Lordy, lordy,
Sakes ali ve
He's still kickin'
Turnin' 65!
Happy Birthday Bub!
July 19th
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,
Faith VFW, Main Street
It rained again! We got 18 hun-
dredths after that horrible wind
storm with 85mph winds Monday
evening, 4 hundredths on Friday
night, and a half inch on Satur-
day. There wasn’t much moisture
in that storm on Monday but the
wind did a lot of damage around
the neighborhood. I’ve been pick-
ing up branches in the yard all
week and there are trees blown
down all over.
The funeral for Mary Lou
(Reitz) Mollman was Tuesday in
Bowman. The church was packed
with friends and relatives who
came to say goodbye to this dear
lady. Mary Lou was buried with
her relatives at the little Vessey
Cemetery south of Scranton. The
funeral for the young firefighter
Dustin DeFord was this Saturday
in Ekalaka. Dustin and 18 other
firemen died June 30th, fighting
fire on the Yarnell fire in Arizona.
Their families have our sympa-
Trig shot a fox Tuesday after-
noon on his way to the hayfield
and now I’m going to see if I can
get him to hunt coons. Kaye
Smith has some hens for us that
are about ready to start laying, so
we need to have the raccoon pop-
ulation greatly decreased, if not
totally eradicated. I like having
chickens around, especially when
the grasshoppers start to move
into my garden.
Speaking of my garden, Crys-
tal Hanna read about the trials
I’m having with my tomato plants
and sent me an article she cut out
of the “Eido” that explains what
the problem might be. The dis-
torted leaf growth on the toma-
toes can be attributed to herbicide
application on neighboring fields
or road ditches, even miles away,
on a hot, windy day. It also ex-
plained why the damage was only
on the south end of the garden,
but it didn’t offer much hope of
getting a tomato crop this fall.
Bill and Verona Vroman’s
daughter Linda Otis flew up from
Arizona to spend a few days with
her family and while she was
here, Bill asked me if I could show
them how to pickle beef hearts
and tongues. They cooked two
hearts and two tongues until they
were tender Wednesday morning
and had a bunch of onions sliced
up when I came into Buffalo that
afternoon. After I got there we
sliced the hot meat, added the
onions and pickling spice, poured
apple cider vinegar over every-
thing, stirred it all together, and
stuck it in the refrigerator. Pretty
easy and it doesn’t require a
Betty Neimi stopped by Vro-
man’s to give me a list of home-
steaders she’s trying to get to
write stories for the next Harding
County history book, if we ever
write another one. Until then,
she’ll store any stories she gets in
the Harding County Museum.
Bryce and Trig were competing
in the Youth Series rodeo up at
the Tipperary Arena, so as soon
as we were through pickling and
visiting I went to watch the rodeo
and did some more visiting.
This was a big rodeo weekend.
Jeremy and Pitch Stadheim and
Ryne Baier accompanied Casey,
Taz, and Trig to rodeos on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday. Friday the
bulldoggers were up in Wall, Sat-
urday they competed in Dupree
and Lemmon, and Sunday they
were in Bowman for the fair
rodeo. Pitch and Trig just went
along for the ride and the others
all made some money, so the cow-
boys had a good weekend.
The Boss Cowman celebration
was in Lemmon this weekend and
I went up for the parade on Sat-
urday. Sen. Maher wasn’t able to
attend this year like he usually
does, so I planned to walk the pa-
rade caring my big box of candy,
but Ron and Annette Slaba in-
vited me to join them instead.
Ron and I parked our candy on
their pickup tailgate and walked
behind throwing candy at little
kids. With the temperature in the
nineties, they probably saved me
from dying of heat exhaus-
With all the scandals sur-
rounding the White House, you
know the president’s honeymoon
is over when the comedians start:
*A new report just came out. It
says someone close to the presi-
dent knew about the IRS scandal
and kept his mouth shut. In other
words, we can rule out Joe
Biden." – Conan O'Brien
*President Obama is in a lot of
hot water lately. Despite the
scandals, 53 percent of Americans
say they approve of the job he's
doing. The other 47 percent are
being audited." – Conan O'Brien
*These White House scandals
are not going away any time soon.
I'll tell you how bad it's looking
for President Obama: People in
Kenya are now saying he's 100
percent American." – Jay Leno  
*The liberals are asking us to
give Obama time. We agree...and
think 25 to life would be appropri-
ate. – Jay Leno
*America needs ObamaCare
like Nancy Pelosi needs a Hal-
loween mask. – Jay Leno 
*Michelle Obama gave a com-
mencement at a high school in
Nashville. The first lady said
about her husband, 'I could take
up a whole afternoon talking
about his failures.' And today she
was offered her own show on Fox
News." – Jay Leno 
*Vice President Joe Biden met
with two undocumented immi-
grants this week to promote the
new immigration bill. When they
learned they had to sit down with
Biden, they went ahead and de-
ported themselves." – Jimmy Fal-
I’ll leave you with this prayer
for Obama that Clark Blake sent
My wife and I were in slow-
moving traffic the other day and
we were stopped behind a car
that had an unusual Obama
bumper sticker on it. It read:
"Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8".
When we got home my wife got
out the Bible and opened it up to
the scripture. She started laugh-
ing and laughing. Then she read
it to me. I couldn't believe what it
said. I had a good laugh, too.
Psalm 109:8 ~ "Let his days be
few and brief; and let others step
forward to replace him."
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Appreciation Day July 20th in Fai th!!
City Wide Rummage Sales
Crazy Days
Sidewalk Chalk Contest
Craft Fair (Frontier Room in the Mall)
Swimming Pool Games (Free Day)
Karaoke at the Lone Tree Bar at 8 PM
Sign up in the businesses and at the Craft Fair all
day and prizes will be drawn for at 4:30 PM.
Sidewalk Chalk on Main Street at 10 AM.
Craft Fair starts at 9 AM.
End the evening at the Lone Tree Bar
with Karaoke 8 PM.
Youth Business Adventure
(YBA) recently completed its 34th
anniversary sessions, hosting 197
high school seniors, along with
educators and business execu-
tives from across the state of
South Dakota during two week-
long sessions. The first session
was held at Black Hills State Uni-
versity in Spearfish while the sec-
ond session was held at the
University of South Dakota. Local
participants included Karli Kilby.
At YBA, the students and edu-
cators gained vital information
about the business world from
those who work and live in that
world, the business executives or
"Company Advisors" and volun-
teer speakers. They also had the
opportunity to gain college credits
for their participation in the YBA
sessions. In addition, the sched-
ules included a tour of area busi-
nesses, Spearfish Forest Products
in Spearfish and Kolberg Pioneer
in Yankton. Companies competed
in a business management simu-
lation, a Business Quiz Bowl, pro-
duced a one minute TV
commercials, designed a company
logo, participated in a problem
solving activity, and presented
business plans before a panel of
volunteer judges. Students also
were entertained with evening ac-
tivities of bowling, swimming,
and a dance.
Since its inception in 1980,
Youth Business Adventure has
been sponsored by the South
Dakota Chamber of Commerce &
Industry, a statewide business or-
ganization located in Pierre. The
program is completely funded
through contributions from gen-
erous South Dakota business, cor-
porate, and individual sponsors.
Preparations are currently un-
derway for the 35h annual ses-
sions of the Youth Business
Adventure program. The first ses-
sion will be held at Black Hills
State University June 1 - June 6,
2014, and the second at the Uni-
versity of South Dakota in Ver-
million June 15 - June 20, 2014.
For further information about
Youth Business Adventure, con-
tact the local participants, or call
the YBA office at 1-800-742-8112.
YBA hosts 34th
anniversary sessions
A new sign for the Faith Pub-
lic/School Library is being
built.  When the school was re-
quired to modify and enlarge
classrooms, the elementary school
library room was closed. Carol
Johnson, then the elementary
school principal,  was persistent
about contacting stakeholders in
the Faith community for a com-
bined Public and School Library.
Dorothy Ulrich was a trustee for
the Faith Library for 23 years.
The Faith Public/School Library
is building a memorial to recog-
nize these ladies and would ask
for donations. A new metal sign
that matches the Faith School’s
sign will be placed in the memo-
rial. Donations can be mailed to
Faith Public/School Library, PO
Box 172, Faith, SD  57626.
The Faith Public/School Li-
brary is the recipient of the One
Book South Dakota grant funded
program from the South Dakota
Humanities Council.  The One
Book South Dakota is a program
that encourages South Dakotans
to read and discuss a book in a
group setting.  The book that will
be for discussion on Sept. 9 at 6
PM at the Faith Library is “The
Long-Shining Waters” by Dani-
elle Sosin.  Local South Dakota
Humanities Scholar Joan Wink
will lead a one-time discussion at
the Faith Library on this date.
Participants are encouraged to
pick up a copy at the Faith Li-
brary and read prior to the dis-
Faith Public/School Library News
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South Dakota Senator Larry
Rhoden made it official last
Wednesday. He will be running
against former Gov. Mike Rounds
for the U. S. Senate seat. Rhoden
made the announcement at Falls
Park in Sioux Falls earlier in the
day, and at Rapid City that after-
In making his announcement
last week Rhoden said, "We have
too many career politicians in
Washington who are addicted to
spending and borrowing. We have
a President who has veered our
country away from the free mar-
ket system and towards big gov-
ernment programs and socialized
medicine. We have a judiciary of
activist judges who promote the
liberal agenda and trample over
our constitutional freedoms," said
Senator Rhoden.
Rhoden is serving in his third
term as a state senator in the
South Dakota legislature and
chairs the State Affairs commit-
tee. He also served four-terms in
the South Dakota House. Rhoden,
a republican and a Union Center
rancher, is pro-life, supports tra-
ditional marriage, opposes Oba-
macare and agrees with Senator
John Thune's opposition to the
current Farm Bill that recently
Rhoden announces candidacy for U.S. Senate
passed the U.S. Senate.
"I know that sound leadership
has to take a strong stand when
the establishment is wrong.
That's why I will oppose big gov-
ernment and wasteful spending
from either party. I will vote to re-
peal Obamacare and I won't sur-
render that fight. I will oppose big
bank bailouts. I will say no to
Amnesty for illegal aliens. And I
won't raise your taxes," stated
Senator Rhoden.
"I have listened to South
Dakotans very carefully about
this Senate race. They want
someone who will fight for our
conservative principles and our
constitutional freedoms," said
Rhoden. "They want common
sense leadership that is different
from the career politicians who
have bankrupted this country.
That's why I'm running for U.S.
PIERRE, S.D. - Gov. Dennis
Daugaard says South Dakota has
finished the fiscal year with a $24
million budget surplus.
Daugaard says revenue ex-
ceeded estimates by $13.6 mil-
lion. In addition, agencies spent
$10.6 million less than appropri-
South Dakota's sales and use
tax receipts are the largest rev-
enue source. The receipts grew
nearly 6 percent in the month of
June. Collections from the sales
and use tax accounted for 57 per-
cent of general fund receipts in
Fiscal Year 2013.
The $24.2 million was trans-
ferred to the Budget Reserve
South Dakota finishes fiscal year with surplus
Fund, as required by law. The
Budget Reserve Fund now has a
balance of $95 million.
Daugaard says finishing Fiscal
Year 2013 with a surplus in-
creases the chance of finishing
Fiscal Year 2014 with a balanced
budget while properly funding
critical areas.
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Ag Secretary Vilsack’s Column
Shayna Miller earned the most
money at Ropes and Goats on
July 9, 2013 at the Faith fair-
grounds. Shayna won $220 in the
goat tying and the breakaway
roping and received the high-
money winning t-shirt, sponsored
in part by Keffeler Kreations.
Miller won both events on her
young horses!
Hugh Groves won $5 for recit-
ing the Bible verse of the day
which was Proverbs 16:9, “In
their hearts humans plan their
course, but the LORD establishes
their steps.”
There were 55 entries on a
beautiful summer evening. The
last two events of the season are
July 23 and July 30.
Results (Everyone gets three
Jr Jr Boys and Girls Rib-
bon Snatching
Kaycee Groves 28.35 $40.00
Jess Harper 29.56 $24.00
Drew Harper 30.36 $16.00
Jr Girls Goat Tying
Tristin LaPlante 28.93 $67.50
Mikenzy Miller 31.16 $40.50
Kaycee Groves 33.92 $27.00
Jr Boys Goat Tying
Harland Groves 37.20 $45.00
Hugh Groves 39.39 $27.00
Cody Thompson 57.99 $18.00
Sr Girls Goat Tying
Shayna Miller 25.73 $100.00
Jr Jr Boys and Girls Break-
away Roping
Cody Thompson 6.03 (1 hd)
Jr Girls Breakaway Roping
Mikenzy Miller 22.17 (2 hd)
Kailyn Groves 4.54 (1 hd)
Tayla Thorstenson 5.60 (on 1
head) $21.00
Jr Boys Breakaway Roping
Hugh Groves 6.46 (1 hd) $60.00
Sr Girls Breakaway Roping
Mikenzy Miller 13.16 (1 hd)
Open Girls Breakaway
Shayna Miller 11.61 $120.00
Bailey Peterson 7.41 (2 hd) $72.00
Jacque Murray 7.45 (2 hd) $48.00
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
Fair Entry computer
trainings to be held July 18
New progress toward a thriving
biobased economy
Across the United States, the
potential to use homegrown crops
in new ways holds tremendous
promise to revitalize the rural
economy. Innovators across the
country – from small businesses
to global companies – are creating
amazing new biobased products
that we use every day. Every-
thing from cleaning products to
packaging materials are now
made from crops grown right here
at home by America’s farmers.
In recent years, USDA has
taken steps to support these ef-
forts through the “BioPreferred”
program, designed to help compa-
nies market biobased products.
Additionally, under President
Obama, the Federal government
has prioritized these biobased
products for procurement and
This week, USDA expanded
the variety of biobased products
that the Federal government will
purchase and use. We added new
categories – including new clean-
ers for marine and aviation use,
biobased cleaning products, paint
removers, motor oil and more.
With this expansion, we now rec-
ognize 97 separate product cate-
gories and more than 10,000
unique types of biobased prod-
The Federal government is al-
ready using a wide variety of
these biobased products. For ex-
ample, Yellowstone National
Park uses biobased lubricants
and cleaning products throughout
its 2.2 million acres. At the Statue
of Liberty, biobased hydraulic oils
are used in the elevator system.
And multiple U.S. military bases
across the nation are using
biobased products – everything
from bedding, towels and sheets
to soaps and cleaners for military
In addition to expanding Fed-
eral use of biobased products,
USDA also recently reopened the
application process for companies
to apply for a “Certified Biobased
Product” label. This unique label,
backed by certification, helps con-
sumers identify hundreds of
biobased products that appear on
store shelves today.
While budget reductions have
created uncertainty in recent
months, we know a strong
biobased economy has real im-
pacts for folks. These products
will create new income for farm-
ers and new job opportunities
across rural America – and by
harnessing biobased products, we
can reduce America’s dependence
on oil.
This week’s new effort is criti-
cal to our mission to revitalize the
rural economy. It’s possible for
USDA to focus on such priorities
in part because our proactive ef-
forts have saved more than $828
million in recent years – allowing
us to stay focused on these mis-
sion-critical priorities.
This effort is also yet another
reminder of the importance of
Farm Bill programs for rural
America. A comprehensive new
Food, Farm and Jobs Bill would
further expand the biobased econ-
omy – and that’s just one reason
why Congress must get a compre-
hensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill
done as soon as possible.
For our part, at USDA we will
continue investing in a strong
biobased economy. By expanding
opportunities to create ground-
breaking new biobased products,
we can help innovative companies
create new jobs in our small
towns and revitalize the rural
Shayna Miller earns t-shirt
at Ropes and Goats
their families planning to attend
the Sturgis or Faith location are
welcome to bring laptop comput-
ers as wireless Internet will be
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
Washington, D.C. (July 10)–
Late tonight, the U.S. House of
Representatives passed H.R.
2609, the Energy and Water Ap-
propriations bill for Fiscal Year
2014, by a vote of 227-198. In-
cluded in the final passage were
two amendments previously of-
fered by Representative Kristi
Noem and passed by the House.
“This bill includes policy provi-
sions that will benefit families
and communities across our
state,” said Rep. Noem. “From
furthering development of rural
water projects like Lewis & Clark
to ensuring the Corps of Engi-
neers doesn’t overreach its au-
thority, this bill is a good example
of how we can responsibly use
House approves Energy and Water Appropriations
Noem amendments included in final bill
taxpayer dollars to provide essen-
tial services to our communities.
I’m hopeful the Senate will soon
take up its appropriations bill so
we can move to conference and
send this legislation to the presi-
dent for his signature.”
Rep. Noem’s first amendment
directed $25 million in additional
funding for rural water projects,
like the Lewis & Clark rural
water system. This amendment
did not increase spending in the
legislation because it redirects
money from other portions of the
bill to be spent on these crucial
water projects.
Noem’s second amendment
prohibits the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers from charging con-
stituents in South Dakota, North
Dakota and Montana a fee for
surplus water from the Missouri
River. The amendment specifi-
cally prohibits the Corps of Engi-
neers from using any of the funds
in the bill to issue rules or regu-
lations related to charging a fee
for surplus water. 
July 17, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 9
Dr. Jason M. Haf ner
Dr. David J. Prosser
Faith Clinic
PH: 967-2644
910 Harmon St
Cell: (605) 441-7465
Fax: (605) 859-2766
Bus. (605) 859-2585 or 1-800-859-5557
101 W. oak St., Po Box 816
Philip, SD 57567-0816
Chrysler • Dodge Ram • Ford-Lincoln
Faith Community
Health Service
HOURS Mon.–Fri.:
8 a.m.–12; 1 -5 p.m.
After Hours
Verna Schad: 964-6114 or
605-365-6593 (cell)
Dusty’s Tire Service
PH: 605-490-8007 – Faith, SD
“Have truck will travel”
For all your on-farm tractor, truck &
machinery tire repairs call Dusty.
Leave a message if no answer
Call anytime 7 days a week!!
I have tubes & most common
tires on hand & can order in any
tire of your choice.
Serving the town of
Faith, SD
Bison, SD
H&H Repair–Jade Hlavka
3 mi. W & 3 mi. N of Howes, SD
Equip. Repair/Maintenance -
Hydraulics - A/C - Tires
Car & Light Truck Tires
Shop: 605-985-5007
Cell: 605-441-1168
Certified Diesel Tech
Dr. Brandace Dietterle
DC Chiropractor
Located in
Imagine and More
Prairie Oasis Mall,
Faith, SD
PH: 415-5935
Ravellette Publ. Inc.
We offer a complete commercial
printing service ...
• Business Cards • Letterheads
• Envelopes • Brochures
• Office Forms • And More!
The Faith Independent
PH: (605) 967-2161 OR
FAX: 967-2160
e-mail: faithind@faithsd.com
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We offer a complete commercial
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• Business Cards • Letterheads
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• Office Forms • And More!
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e-mail: faithind@faithsd.com
Faith Veterinary
(605) 967-2212
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 am-Noon
For the best in critter care!
For all your Real Estate Needs
call Kevin Jensen
Black Hills land, homes and businesses.
With values and honesty born and bred in Faith,
trust Kevin Jensen to help you
solve your real estate questions.
Kevin Jensen your friend
in real estate
Exit Realty, Rapid City
Bogue & Bogue
Law offices
Eric Bogue
Cheryl Laurenz Bogue
416 S Main St., Fai th, SD
967-2529 or 365-5171
Available for all
Anniversary - Weddings
Call Diane Fees
605-748-2210 or 2244
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Fai th, SD
Unit sizes: 5x10, 8x20,
10x10, 10x15 & 10x20
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Cel l 605-200-1451
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We’ve expanded to include
marine, hunting, camping, and
even swimming products.
212 West 4th St, Faith, SD
PH: 605-967-2690 or
Tanglewood Apts, 2 Br
Meadowlark Plaza, 1 Br
Elderly 62+, Disables & Handicap Housing
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Grand & Green Valley Apt, 1 Br
Elderly 62+, Disabled & Handicap Housing
* 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
Timberland Apts, 2 & 3 Br
Gold Mountain Apts, 1 Br
Elderly 62+, Disables & Handicap Housing
Chiang Apts, 2 Br
Westside Apt, 1 & 2 Br
McLaughlin Manor, 1 Br
Iron Creek Plaza, 2 Br
* Rolling Hills Apts, 2 & 3 Br
Lookout Mountain view, 1 Br
Elderly 62+, Disables & Handicap Housing
Countryside Estates, 1Br
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In County $34.00 + local tax
Out of County $39.00 + local tax – Out of State $39.00
P.O. Box 38 • Faith, SD 57626 Ph: 605-967-2161
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The Dewey, Meade & Ziebach
County FSA offices would like to
keep you informed of the follow-
ing items important to USDA pro-
grams. If you have any questions
please contact the Dewey County
office at 865-3522 ext 2, Meade
County at 347-4952 ext 2, or
Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext 2.
August 1 – Deadline to return
County Committee Nomination
Forms to FSA Office
August 2 - Acreage Reporting
August 2 – Last Day to Sign
up for DCP
USDA extends acreage report-
ing deadline for fsa to Aug. 2,
Risk Management Deadline
Remains Unchanged
WASHINGTON, July 11, 2013
– USDA Farm Service Agency
(FSA) Administrator Juan M.
Garcia today announced an ex-
tension of the FSA acreage re-
porting deadline. Farmers and
landowners have an additional 18
calendar days to submit their an-
nual report of acreage to their
local FSA county office with the
deadline extended from Monday,
July 15, 2013, to Friday, Aug. 2,
2013. Only the FSA reporting
USDA/Farm Service
Agency News
Special yearling and sheep sale
Sale Time: 10 AM
Expecting 300-400 yearlings, 1200-1500 new crop lambs, open ewes
VTV Ranch – 400 x bred lambs 90-100#
Reder Ranch – 350 x bred lambs 90-100#
Pending – 65 blk & red steers 900#
Dupris – 30 Angus Heifers, HR, Exp. Angus bulls 30 days
More new crop lambs and yearlings expected by sale time.
Upcoming Sales:
Monday, July 29: No SALE
Monday, August 5: Special yearling and sheep sale
August 5-6: Western Video Market Sale in Cheyenne, WY
Can be seen on Dish Network Channel 399
August 6-11: Faith Stock Show and Rodeo
Monday, August: 12 No SALE
Monday, August 19: 53rd Anniversary & Appreciation Sale
Selling both sheep and cattle
Faith Livestock Commission Co.
(605) 967-2200
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)
In an effort to better support
and promote the state’s agricul-
ture industry, the South Dakota
Department of Agriculture’s
(SDDA) Division of Agricultural
Development has assigned repre-
sentatives to specific regions in
South Dakota.
“In working with Secretary
Lentsch’s vision to streamline
SDDA’s efforts and increase effi-
ciencies, we are excited to be tak-
ing this new approach to best
serve South Dakota’s agriculture
community,” said Paul Kostboth,
director of Agricultural Develop-
In the past, agricultural devel-
opment specialists have worked
throughout the state. Agricul-
tural Development’s new repre-
sentatives will now focus on
specific regions of the state, serv-
ing as a resource for all local agri-
culture related efforts.
“This regional focus will give
the Division of Agricultural De-
velopment a better way to be a
consistent local resource,” said
Representatives will be reach-
ing out to the counties, towns,
townships, economic development
groups and producers in their re-
gions over the coming weeks and
“Agriculture is the only indus-
try that is consistently investing
in rural South Dakota,” said
Kostboth. “We want to work
closely with local leaders, sup-
porting their efforts to pursue
those investment opportunities
that are so vital to the ongoing
success of their communities.”
David Skaggs will be the rep-
resentatvie for Meade, Perkins
and Ziebach counties. He may be
reached as 605-773-6578.
A map and contact information
for the appropriate regional rep-
resentatives can be found at:
For more information regard-
ing this re-organization, contact
Paul Kostboth at 605.773.6503 or
e-mail paul.kostboth@state.sd.us.
SD Dept. of Ag reorganizes Division
of Agricultural Development
deadline has been extended. The
acreage reporting requirement for
crop insurance has not changed
and remains July 15.
“We want to ensure our pro-
ducers maintain their program
benefits by filing their reports ac-
curately and in a timely manner
for all crops and land uses, includ-
ing prevented and failed acreage,”
said Administrator Garcia.
Accurate acreage reports are
necessary to determine and main-
tain eligibility for various pro-
grams, such as the Direct and
Counter-cyclical Program (DCP);
the Average Crop Revenue Elec-
tion Program (ACRE); the Con-
servation Reserve Program
(CRP); and the Non-insured Crop
Disaster Assistant Program
Acreage reports for FSA are
considered timely this year when
filed at the county office by the
new applicable final crop report-
ing deadline of Aug. 2, 2013. Pro-
ducers should contact their
county FSA office if they are un-
certain about reporting deadlines.
While FSA is able to extend its
deadline, Risk Management
Agency (RMA) Administrator
Brandon Willis emphasized today
that RMA’s acreage reporting
date remains July 15, 2013, for
most spring planted crops in the
country. Farmers are reminded to
report any loss within 72 hours of
discovery to their insurance com-
pany. Farmers must report pre-
vented planting acreage to their
insurance company, in writing,
within 15 calendar days after the
final planting date. Losses must
be reported and an insurance ad-
juster must view and release the
crop before the crop is destroyed.
Farmers are also reminded to
contact their insurance agent if
they have any questions about
coverage, prevented planting, or
for reporting and processing a
Crop insurance is sold and de-
livered solely through private
crop insurance agents. Contact a
local crop insurance agent for
more information about the pro-
gram. A list of crop insurance
agents is available at all USDA
Service Centers or on the RMA
web site at
Producers also should visit
their USDA Service Center to
complete acreage reporting for
FSA. For questions on this or any
FSA program, producers should
contact their FSA county office or
seek information online at
2013 County Committee Elec-
tion; Nominations Period
Began June 17
The Ziebach County FSA Com-
mittee is seeking nominations
from eligible farmers and ranch-
ers who reside in LAA 3 and LAA
4. LAA 3 includes the area East
of Cherry Creek Road from 1 mile
South of Dupree to the Southern
and Eastern Boundaries of the
County. LAA 4 includes all tribal
members. Every member of a Na-
tive American Tribe is considered
a landowner if the land in ques-
tion is tribally owned or held in
trust for the tribe by the United
States. All members of Native
American Tribes holding agricul-
tural land are eligible to vote if
they meet the age requirement.
FSA County Committees offer
an opportunity for farmers and
ranchers involvement in USDA
programs, making decisions re-
garding disaster and conservation
programs, emergency programs,
commodity price support loan
programs and other agricultural
To be eligible to serve on the
county committee, an individual
must have an interest in a farm
or ranch enrolled or eligible for
enrollment in FSA programs.
County Committee members
serve three-year terms.
Farmers and ranchers may
nominate themselves or others.
To become a candidate, an eligible
person must sign the nomination
form, FSA-669A. The nomination
form and other information about
FSA County Committee elections
are available online at
or at the local County FSA Office
by August 1, 2013. The election
will take place this fall.
If you or someone you know
would like the opportunity to be a
county committee member please
sign a nomination form today.
LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWAS July 17, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 11
The Board of Education of the Faith
School District 46-2 met in regular ses-
sion on Monday, July 8, 2013 with Vice
Chairman Vance calling the Budget
Hearing to order at 6:34 pm.
Kelly Daughters led the Pledge of Al-
Members present: Hanson, Simon-
son, Vance and Welter.
Member absent: Johnson.
The 2013-2014 budget hearing was
held and proposed budget discussed.
Motion by Welter, 2nd by Simonson
to recess at 6:58 until 7:00 pm. Motion
Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Welter to
approve the amended agenda. Motion
Motion by Simonson, 2nd by Welter
to approve the consent agenda consist-
ing of the minutes of the June 12th reg-
ular meeting and the June 27th special
meeting along with the following financial
statements and claims:
Imprest Fund beginning balance –
(198.26); receipts – student meals –
17,80, milk – 3,75, adult meals – 12.25,
from district – 2,931.36; expenses –
other – 175.00, to district – 2,733.10;
ending balance – (141.20).
Trust & Agency beginning bal-
ance – 34,339.24; receipts – 4,947.74;
expenditures – 427.14; ending bal-
ance – 38,859.84.
Faith School District beginning
balance – 1,365,872.22; receipts – ad
valorem taxes – 109,653.25, prior years
taxes – 509.71, penalties and interest on
tax – 200.33, interest earned – 306.05;
county sources – 1,249.50; state
sources – 74,035.00; federal sources –
26,089.00; hot lunch – 9,314.67; reim-
bursements – 625.99. Total receipts –
222,272.31, total expenditures –
206631.73; ending balance –
Certified salaries – 30,146.96; non-
certified salaries – 7,225.25; FIT –
3,856.36; FICA 7,933.27; SDRS –
6,461.60; Horace Mann (annuities) –
1,800.00; SDRS Supplemental (retire-
ment) – 500.00; Aspire Financial
(403(b)) – 415.00.
E. Cowels – 59.50; R. Paul – 369.40;
M. Schuelke – 149.15.
General Fund: City of Faith (util) –
1,831.56; Faith Independent (comm.) –
166.02; Faith Lumber (mtnce) –
1,048.88; Fisher Gas (util) – 809.20;
Golden West Teletech (comm.) – 114.85;
Grand Electric Coop (util) – 38.03; Har-
mon Law Office (fees) – 400.00; Hewlett
Packard (comp) – 973.00; Houghton Mif-
flin (supp) – 293.54; M&D Food Shop
(gas) – 260.85; Reliable (supp) – 146.43;
Riverside Technolgies (supp) – 338.00;
Scholastic Inc. (sub) – 223.18; Visa
(supp) – 2,203.10; total general fund
Capital outlay: Flooring America
(mtnce) – 93.60; G. Fordyce (repair) –
1,800.00; J. Smiley (repair) – 318.00; T.
Hostetter (repair) – 4,454.62; total Cap-
ital outlay – 6,666.22;
Special Ed: Rapid City Regional
Hospital (fees) – 219.00; total Special
Ed – 219.00. Total claims all funds
15,731.86. Motion carried.
No citizens were present to address
the board.
Mr. Daughters gave the superinten-
dent’s report. July 9th our local law en-
forcement along with area law enforce-
ment and area schools will be holding a
meeting to discuss a Freshman Impact
seminar for incoming freshmen students.
NWAS will be getting back to us on a
date for moving the mobile units after
some difficulties with the first part of the
moves. The Consolidated Application
was submitted to the SD Dept. of Edu-
cation on June 13th. Mr. Daughters will
be attending the SD Superintendents As-
sociation annual meeting in Pierre on
July 15-17 and will be attending the
SASD/ASBSD Joint Convention in Sioux
Falls on August 8-9th. Summer cleaning
is underway and all the floors will be
sealed by August 1st.
Mr. Kraemer, Elementary
Principal/Special Education Director is in
the process of moving and was present
to meet the board.
Noma Welter gave the library report.
The Summer Reading Participants in
Youth Program averaged 16 youths ages
PK-5th grade. SD Humanities Scholars
Tass Thacker and Bruce Junek form Im-
ages of the World gave presentations of
their trips at the library on June 27th and
again to the public at the Community
Center that evening. The library thanks
the SD Humanities Council and the
Robert O’shea American Auxiliary for the
grants received totaling $1,200.00. A
new sign will be placed in front of the li-
brary before school starts. The Library
Assistant part-time position is still unfilled
and is advertised in the paper with a
deadline of July 18th.
Scott Vance gave the NWAS report.
There were a few problems with one of
the moves and the rest of the moves
have been put on hold for the time being.
Officers will be elected at the next meet-
ing. Cris Owen will be leaving NWAS as
director at the end of the next school
Noma Welter reported that the facili-
ties committee had met with Brosz Engi-
neering and representatives from the
City to discuss three possible sketches.
Suggestions were offered and another
sketch has been drawn up and shared
with the committees.
In discussion, Scott Vance stated he
felt that Mondays should be the day off
rather than Fridays on a 4-day calendar.
Tori Simonson was present on behalf of
the junior class to request concessions
at all the events held at the Community
Center for the 2013-2014 school year
with Shannon Carmichael and Marilyn
Palmer acting as the advisors for the
Class of 2015. Motion carried.
Motion by Simonson, 2nd by Welter
to appoint Shannon Carmichael as the
junior class advisor. Motion carried.
Motion by Simonson, 2nd by Hanson
to approve the 2nd reading and adoption
of policy IGDK. Motion carried.
Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Welter to
go into executive session to discuss per-
sonnel at 7:44 pm. Motion carried.
Vice Chairman Vance declared the
board out of executive session at 8:03
Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Simonson
to approve the contract of Brianna
Haines for the position of Guidance/Ad-
ministrative Assistant/Testing Coordina-
tor in the amount of $18,000.00. Motion
Motion by Simonson, 2nd by Hanson
to approve the following extracurricular
contracts: Brianna Haines, Assistant
Girls Basketball in the amount of
$1,227.00; Brianna Haines, JH Volleyball
in the amount of $621.00; and Doug
Schauer, Boys Basketball in the amount
of $2,515.00. Motion carried.
Motion by Welter, 2nd by Simonson
to adjourn the 2012-2013 Board of Edu-
cation at 8:10 pm. Motion carried.
Mr. Daughters called the 2013-2014
Board of Education to order at 8:12 pm.
Amie Schauer administered the Oath of
Office to Scott Vance and Brian Simon-
Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Welter to
nominate Brian Simonson as president
of the Board of Education. Motion by
Welter, 2nd by Hanson that nominations
cease and a unanimous ballot be cast for
Brian Simonson for president. Motion
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Welter to
nominate Sharron Johnson as Vice
President. Motion carried.
Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Vance to
approve the consent agenda consisting
of the following items: July claims:
General Fund: ASBSD (dues) –
817.83; Aberdeen American News
(sub) – 213.00; AFLAC (ins) – 799.23;
Ameritas Life Ins (dental) – 1,449.94;
ASBSD Workers Comp (ins) – 4,650.00;
Dakota Business Center (mtnce) –
498.05; Hauff Mid-America (FB supp) –
434.15; Hillyard (mtnce) – 3,576.76; Ho-
race Mann Ins (ins) – 468.83; Legal
Shield (ins) – 164.40; M&B Cleaning
(custodial) – 5,000.00; Property/Liability
ASBSD Ins (ins) – 20,242.00; SASD
(dues) – 855.25; SDSDBF (ins) –
10,470.19; SD Teacher Placement Ctr.
(dues) – 420.00; Transamerica (ins) –
20.41; total General Fund – 50,080.04.
Special Ed: AFLAC (ins) – 146.06;
Benefitmall/Cenerstone Ins (ins) – 19.86;
Legal Shield (ins) – 26.90; SDSDBF
(ins) – 1,035.86; total Special Ed
Food Service: M. Mooney (fees) –
200.00; total Food Service – 200.00.
Total claims all funds – 51,508.72.
Designate First National Bank of
Faith as the legal depository; designate
Amie Schauer as the custodian of all ac-
counts, designate the Faith Independent
as the legal newspaper; appoint Eric
Bogue of Bogue and Bogue Law Offices
and Tom Harmon of Harmon Law as
school attorneys; set the district mileage
rate at the state rate; authorize the con-
tinuation of existing accounts and estab-
lishing new ones; review of bonds for
Business Manager and other bonded
personnel (policy DH); appoint Dianne
Hellekson as administrator of Trust &
Agency and Imprest accounts; appoint
superintendent to direct federal pro-
grams including instituting the School
Lunch Agreement and to approve the
2013-2014 Consolidated Application; as-
sign additional duties of the superintend-
ent as the Hot Lunch hearing official,
Title IX Compliance Officer, Truancy Of-
ficer, Asbestos Officer and to authorize
the superintendent to close school in
emergency situations and in case of in-
clement weather and to establish a chain
of command in his absence; authoriza-
tion of advertising of bids for materials
not already purchased; designation of
Rules of Order as Parliamentary Proce-
dure for board meetings; re-adopt the
collection of written policies; set admis-
sion charges as follows: adult $5.00, stu-
dent $4.00, sr. citizen (65 and older)
$3.00; double header prices will be adult
$8.00, students $6.00, and sr. citizens
(65 and older) $5.00; season activity tick-
ets will be adult $68.00, students $50.00;
sr. citizens (65 and older) $47.00; milk
and lunch prices will be K-6 $2.40 per
meal, 7-12 $2.70 per meal, staff $3.45
per meal, visitors $4.45 per meal, milk
$.30 per milk. Motion carried.
The following contracts were ap-
proved at a previous meeting:
Administrative: Kelly Daughters, Su-
perintendent/HS Principal 60,000.00;
Donald Kraemer, PK-8 Principal/Special
Ed Director, 45,000.00; Donald Kraemer,
Title I Director 2,000.00.
Certified: Amanda Lewig, PK-Kinder-
garten 27,646.00; Amanda Brown, 1st
Grade 28,752.00; Marlene Gustafson,
2nd Grade 35,022.00; Darcey Mollman,
3rd Grade 32,292.00; Karri Hanson, 4th
Grade 29,532.00; Arlyce Krause, 5th
Grade 39,222.00; Marcia Dutton, 6th
Grade 33,072.00; Ladonna Mielke, 7th
Grade 29,172.00; Bryan Carmichael, 8th
Grade 27,833.00; Sydney Hettinger,
Maurine School 26,592.00; Sydney Het-
tinger, Maurine School 7 periods
3,799.00; Sherry Seymour, Maurine
School 33,072, Maurine School 7 peri-
ods 4,725.00; Alison Grueb, HS Eng-
lish/Language Arts 27,372.00; Deanna
Fischbach, HS Social Studies 31,692.00;
Angela King, MS & HS Science
33,462.00; Kelly Shoemaker, HS Math
32,682.00; Travis Grueb,
Computers/Health 20,109.00; Jenn
Stomprud, K-12 Music (half-time)
15,066.00; Toni Vance, Network Admin-
istrator/Computer Technician 36,126.00;
Cathleen Smith, Special Ed 29,532.00;
Doug Schauer, PK-12 HPER 33,852.00;
Classified: Sandy Engel, Title I Parapro-
fessional 9.29 per hour; Linda Haines,
Special Ed Paraprofessional 14,922.00;
Dianne Hellekson, Secretary 29,730.00;
Tracy Ingalls, Special Ed Paraprofes-
sional 12,174.00; Karen Inghram, Food
Service Worker 10.10 per hour; JoAnn
Jensen, Food Service Worker 8.08 per
hour; Angela Ostrander, Library Supervi-
sor 12,716.00; Ashly Price, Maurine
Custodian 9.34 per hour; Marcia
Samuelson, DDN Facilitator 17,100.00;
Corinna Thompson, Title I Paraprofes-
sional 11.73 per hour; Amie Schauer,
Business Manager 28,174.00
Extracurricular: Brian Berglund, Foot-
ball 2,454.00; Colt Haines, Assistant
Football 1,227.00; Marlene Gustafson,
Cross Country 1,778.00; Alison Grueb,
Volleyball 2,333.00; Jozelle Fordyce, As-
sistant VB 1,172.00; Bryan Carmichael,
Girls BB 2,515.00; Buffy Groves, JH
GBB 621.00; Bill Bushong, JH BBB
621.00; JH/Assistant Track 1,010.00;
Deanna Fischbach, JH/Assistant Track
1,010.00; Deanna Fischbach, Student
Council 657.00; Marcia Samuelson,
Yearbook Advisor 1,172.00; A. King,
Quiz Bowl 328.00; D. Schauer, Head
Track 2,525.00; Doug Schauer, Athletic
Director 1,111.00; Marcia Dutton, ESY
20.00 per hour.
Bret Hanson asked that the new staff
members be invited to the next board
meeting so the board will have a chance
to meet them.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Welter to
approve the milk bid from Lynn’s Dako-
tamart. Motion carried.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Welter to set
the date, time and place of the regular
board meetings as presented with the
exception of October 9th and April 9th.
Vance – aye; Welter – aye; Hanson –
nay; Simonson – nay. Motion failed.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Hanson to
set the time, date and meeting place as
7:00 pm on Wednesday of the second
full week of the month at the school Con-
ference Room. Motion carried. Vance
thanked the board for accommodating
his work schedule and holding meetings
on Wednesday nights.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Welter to
appoint the following committees: Leg-
islative – Hanson and Vance; Facilities –
Welter and Johnson; Policy – Simonson
and Johnson; Budget – Vance and Wel-
ter. Motion carried.
Motion by Welter, 2nd by Vance to
appoint Brian Simonson as the delegate
to the ASBSD annual meeting. Motion
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Hanson to
appoint Noma Welter as the Library
Board Official. Motion carried.
Motion by Welter, 2nd by Hanson to
appoint Scott Vance as the NWAS rep-
resentative. Motion by Vance, 2nd by
Hanson to amend the motion to include
Brian Simonson as the alternate. Motion
on the amendment carried. Motion on
the original motion carried.
Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Vance to
set the Board of Education salary at
$35.00 per meeting. Motion carried.
Motion by Vance 2nd by Welter to ap-
prove the contract with Three Rivers
Mental Health in the amount of
$4,242.00. Motion carried.
Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Vance to
approve Open Enrollment application
2014-01. Motion carried.
Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Vance to
amend the 2013-2014 calendar to reflect
Parent-Teacher Conferences on Sep-
tember 19, 2013 and January 30, 2014
from 1:30-7:00 pm. Motion carried.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Hanson to
approve the health insurance plan
through ASBSD. Motion carried.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Hanson to
adjourn. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 9:00 pm.
Brian Simonson, President
Board of Education
Amie Schauer,
Business Manager
Published July 17, 2013 for a total ap-
proximate cost of $130.93
Second reading of revised Ordinance
No. #27 – An ordinance Regulating
Fireworks, Campfires, and other In-
cendiary Devices will be held by the
Board of Meade County Commissioners
on July 31, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the
Commissioners meeting room in the Er-
skine Administrative Building, Sturgis,
/s/ Lisa Schieffer,
Meade County Auditor
Published July 17 & 24, 2013 at the total
approximate cost of $10.38
The City of Faith, South Dakota will
be accepting sealed Bids for the pur-
chase of a used Street Sweeper as per
specifications on file in the Finance Of-
fice at the Faith Community Center,
Faith, South Dakota.
Sealed bids will be received up until
4:00 P.M. MDT on August 6th, 2013.
Bids will publicly be opened and read in
the regular meeting room of the Com-
mon Council in the Faith Community
Center at Faith, South Dakota at 7:15
P.M., M.S.T. Each sealed bid must be
clearly marked “Street Sweeper”.
The City of Faith reserves the right to
reject any and all bids and any and all
portions thereof, and to waive any irreg-
By: Debbie Brown
City Finance Officer
City of Faith
Faith, South Dakota
Published July 17 & 24, 2013 for a total
approximate cost of $18.82
Property owners of the City of Faith
need to keep their properties mowed and
cleaned up of any debris. Please refer to:
Ordinance 3.01 – Nuisances of Title 3 –
Health and Sanitation of the Revised Or-
dinances of the City of Faith.
Published July 17, 2013 for a total ap-
proximate cost of $4.33
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AGER of convenience store in Lem-
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Please call or send resume to Deb
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EDUCATION Cooperative opening:
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in Mobridge SD 57601. Open until
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scheduling shifts, planning and or-
ganizing department activities,
preparing budget, representing de-
partment at public meetings. Must
maintain valid SD Driver's and
Commercial Driver's License.
Salary dependent on experience.
Applications from Hutchinson
County Auditor's Office, 140 Euclid
Room 128, Olivet SD 57052 (605)
387-4212. Applications close 4:30
p.m. July 26, 2013.
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Ranch For Sale: opal, SD
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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,
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Faith, SD
Thank You
The families of Walt Grueb would like to express there sincere thanks
for all the kindnesses, sympathies, prayers, monetary donations and
beautiful floral arrangements sent to us during this difficult time.
A special thank you to Father Jim Hoerter and Deacon Larry Brown
fo all your comforting words and beautiful services. Also to the Catholic
Church ladies for the wonderful food served for both services, and to
the Faith Ambulance crew for their quick response to our call.
We are truly blessed to have such caring friends and family.
Tillie Grueb
Linda & Wayne Lensegrav
Herb & Marcia Grueb
Rod & Tawana Grueb
Irma & Kevin Fees
Larry & Beth Ann Grueb
and families
ERATIVE, INC. has two full-
time Customer Service Represen-
tative positions open due to
retirement within the organiza-
tion. Qualified applicants must
have a high school diploma or
equivalent, experience with basic
Microsoft applications, computers
and related office equipment with
excellent oral and communica-
tions skills. Two years previous
experience in an office or cus-
tomer service environment pre-
ferred. Interested applicants
should submit a resume and job
application to Penny J Nelson,
Manager, Customer Service & In-
ternal Operations, Grand Electric
Cooperative, Inc., PO Box 39,
Bison, SD 57620, telephone 605-
244-5211. GEC is an Equal Op-
portunity Employer. Deadline for
submitting resumes is July 31,
2013. F45-2tc
CLEAN UP DAY for Stock
Show, Monday, July 22nd.
mage sale Saturday, July 20 &
Monday, July 22 7 AM–?? in the
church basement. 45-1tc
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
with trencher and backhoe, Live-
stock Water Systems. 10 1/2 miles
south of Maurine, 605-748-2473
Merle Vig. F2-tfc
Mike Haines Ranch, Saturday,
July 20 and Sunday, July 21.
I would like to thank everyone
that called, sent cards or came to
the church hall to help celebrate
my 90th birthday. I appreciate all
the family did planning the party,
making it a great day!
Daniel Ulrich

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