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June 19, 2013
This was a cold wet spring for
most South Dakotan's said Den-
nis Todey, South Dakota State
University Extension climatolo-
gist.
“Everyone perceived this
spring as being cold and wet,
which was true. But the reality
varied a little depending on your
location in the state,” Todey said.
Temperatures for May, while
cooler than average, were not his-
torically cool. “Precipitation was
much of a different story because
of several heavier rainfall events
over most of the state,” Todey
said.
He indicated that 17 stations
with longer term records had
their top 10 wettest Mays on
record; topping these were Bison
and Roscoe recording their fifth
wettest spring, McIntosh and
Ludlow as fourth wettest, Huron
and Onida, as third wettest, Pol-
lock and Canton second wettest
and Lemmon, having the wettest
spring on record. In contrast two
stations in the southwest had top
10 driest Mays.
“The cooler and wetter condi-
tions have aided the large
changes in drought level across
the state,” Todey said. “In the last
four to six weeks the monitor was
reduced to no drought status over
most of the east and less severe
drought in the west.”
The main issue for spring as a
whole (March through May) was
temperature, mostly for stations
in eastern parts of the state.
Todey said 35 stations across the
state had temperatures in the top
10 coldest for spring. Eight sta-
tions were coldest on record.
These were all in the eastern
third of the state.
The obvious impacts were
slowing the beginning of the
growing season, delaying of dor-
mancy break on trees and peren-
nials and even reducing the
length of spring sports seasons.
“And, while the spring was
wetter over parts of the state,
overall it set few records,” Todey
said. The record setters were
most of the same ones with very
wet Mays. Canton and Lemmon
again were the wettest spring on
record. Marion and Pollock were
fifth wettest; and Lead was the
third wettest. A few stations in
the southwest and far northeast
were actually below average for
the spring as a whole.
“The delay in planting and
crop development is not a serious
issue at this point pending what
happens with the rest of the
growing season," he said. "If con-
ditions continue this way for the
summer then delayed crop devel-
opment will be a problem.”
Looking ahead Todey said the
impact of the wetness was re-
duced because of the background
dry conditions carrying over from
last year. Soils were dry and
many ponds, dugouts and wet-
lands had less water in them and
were able to absorb some of the
excess rainfall.
Outlooks for June give no
strong indications for tempera-
ture and precipitation, said
Todey. The U.S. Seasonal
Drought Outlook released this
morning indicates continued
likely drought improvement.
“Looking at the models, chances
for precipitation look to become
less. But we do not see a shut off
in precipitation like last sum-
mer,” he said.
Most soils are moist enough
now to promote plant growth. The
deeper soils are still a little con-
cerning in some places where re-
ports still indicate some dryness.
If precipitation is reasonably con-
sistent we do not expect major is-
sues this summer. Some warmer
than average temperatures are
more likely by mid-June in west-
ern parts of the state.
For the bulk of the summer,
Todey said the outlooks from the
Climate Prediction Center have
better chances for dryness and
warmer conditions in the south-
western parts of the state with no
specific outlooks for the remain-
der of the state.
“The southwest is the area still
most impacted by drought and is
already at a higher risk for dry-
ness issues,” he said. “For the rest
of the state conditions do not
seem very concerning.”
Most producers at this point
would like to see sunshine and
warmer temperatures now to
push along crop development and
continue rangeland green-up.
U.S. Senator John Thune (R-
S.D.), along with U.S. Senators
Jon Tester (D-Mont.), and Jerry
Moran (R-Kan.)– members of the
Senate Rural Health Caucus –
today introduced S. 1143, the Pro-
tecting Access to Rural Therapy
Services (PARTS) Act, to make
sure that rural and other patients
have access to a full range of out-
patient therapeutic services in
their own communities. “Outpa-
tient therapeutic services” in-
clude services such as drug
infusions, blood transfusions, and
cardiac and pulmonary rehabili-
tation services.
These health care services
have always been administered
by licensed, skilled medical pro-
fessionals in hospitals under the
overall direction of a physician.
However, in its attempt to clarify
existing regulations in 2009, the
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services (CMS) retroactively in-
terpreted existing policy in place
since 2001 to require that a su-
pervising physician be physically
present in the department at all
times when Medicare beneficiar-
ies receive outpatient therapy
services, the majority of which
are low risk. 
“Requiring supervising physi-
cians to be present for some out-
patient therapy services places an
unnecessary strain on the already
overextended staff of rural health
care facilities,” said Thune. “Fur-
ther, this CMS requirement can
place extraordinary demands on
physicians, who are already diffi-
cult to recruit to rural areas of the
country. I have brought this issue
up repeatedly to CMS in Senate
Finance Committee hearings and
in my personal meetings with
CMS Director Marilyn Tavenner
without resolution. I look forward
to working with my colleagues in
the Senate to move our common-
sense legislation forward, ensur-
ing we provide rural health care
facilities in states like South
Dakota with the flexibility needed
to continue to deliver quality out-
patient therapy services without
being subjected to budget-busting
workforce regulations.”
“When folks in rural areas get
ill, the last thing they need is the
added burden of having to travel
long distances to get the care they
need,” Sen. Tester said.  “This bill
allows folks in rural communities
to receive care at local Critical Ac-
cess Hospitals and maintains the
high-quality health care rural
Americans expect and deserve.”
“CMS’ policy does not take into
account the realities of rural
health care. Many Kansas hospi-
tals, and other rural hospitals
across the country, find these su-
pervision requirements impossi-
ble to meet – jeopardizing
continued access to these impor-
tant health care services,” Sen.
Moran said. “Small and rural hos-
pitals, where medical workforce
shortages are most severe, need
reasonable flexibility to appropri-
ately staff their facilities so they
can continue to provide a full
range of services to their commu-
nities. The PARTS Act is a com-
monsense solution that would
preserve patient safety and ease
unreasonable regulations on hos-
pitals.”
In response to concerns raised
hospitals and lawmakers, includ-
ing Senators Thune, Moran, and
State officials are reminding
consumers and gasoline retailers
that the 2013 South Dakota Leg-
islature passed a law limiting
where 85 octane fuel may be sold
and requiring cautionary labels
on pumps.
The law, which took effect in
March when signed by Governor
Dennis Daugaard, requires that
pumps selling 85 octane fuel
carry a warning label that says:
“This octane level may not meet
minimum manufacturer specifi-
cations. Consult your owner’s
manual before fueling.’’
The same law limits the sale of
85 octane fuel to nine western
South Dakota counties. Gasoline
sold in all other parts of the state
must have a minimum octane rat-
ing of 87. Many engine manufac-
turers recommend a minimum of
87 octane fuel.
“The Legislature recognized
that 85 octane fuel has been mar-
keted for decades in the western
part of South Dakota,’’ said
Trevor Jones, Secretary of the De-
partment of Public Safety. “The
law continues to allow sale of that
product in nine counties. How-
ever, the law also says the proper
warning label must be conspicu-
ously placed on the pumps. This
is a reminder to both consumers
to check the labels and for retail-
ers to know and follow the law.’’
The law allows the sale of 85
octane fuel with proper labeling
in Butte, Custer, Fall River,
Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Pen-
nington, Perkins and Shannon
counties. The sale of 85 octane in
South Dakota is prohibited out-
side of these counties.
Tester, CMS delayed enforcement
of its direct supervision policy
through 2013 for Critical Access
Hospitals (CAHs) and other
small, rural hospitals. However,
the regulations are scheduled to
go into effect in 2014.
The PARTS Act would:
•Allow general supervision by
a physician or non-physician
providers for many outpatient
therapy services;
•Require CMS to allow a de-
fault setting of general supervi-
sion, rather than direct super-
vision, for outpatient therapy
services;
•Create an advisory panel to
establish an exemption process
for risky and complex outpatient
services;
•Create a special rule for
CAHs that recognizes their
unique size and Medicare condi-
tions of participation; and
•Hold hospitals and CAHs
harmless from civil or criminal
action regarding CMS’ current di-
rect supervision policy for the pe-
riod 2001 through 2014.
Wet spring impacts drought
monitor, summer prediction
State reminds consumers, retailers
of labeling law for fuel pumps
Bill introduced to preserve rural health care access
PARTS Act would protect rural Americans’ access to important therapy services
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Faith Community Health Center
Starting Monday May 13th, 2013 the
Faith Community Health Center will be open
from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm on Mondays only:
New Hours of Operation:
Monday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday - Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Verna Schad, CNP – Monday - Thursday
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Thursday
For appointments call:
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Happy 40th Anniversary
Mel & Marcia
Dutton
Come celebtate
with us!
A light meal will be
served
Sat., June 29th 5–8 PM
Community Legion Hall, Faith, SD
Karen Diann (Smith) Del-
bridge, 67, Red Owl, SD, died
Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at the
RCRH Hospice of the Hills.
Funeral services were held
Monday, June 17, 2013, at 11:00
a.m. at the First Presbyterian
Church in Sturgis with Rev. Den-
zel Nonhof, Bishop Tony Cooper,
and Rev. Thomas Gillum officiat-
ing.
Karen Diann (Smith) Del-
bridge was born to William Perry
and Amanda (Sattler) Smith on
June 4, 1946, on the Ranch at
Herford, SD. Beginning her life
weighing under four pounds, she
attended grade school at the
Doyle school 2 ½ miles from her
home riding her horse Becky.
Karen attended high school in
New Underwood, graduating in
1964. Later she worked for her
brother Keith and wife Delores on
the Vinyl Chaffee Ranch through
the summer.
In June of 1965, she met her
future husband at the state high
school rodeo in New Underwood.
She worked at Phil Town in Stur-
gis until Karen and Harold were
married at Viewfield Church on
January 16, 1966. They worked
on the –VO Ranch for Harold and
Nylia Severson until November of
1966 when they went to work for
Karen’s dad until his death in
1968. Harold and Karen moved to
the Earl Kellogg ranch in October
of 1968 and worked with Arlene
Kellogg where they purchased
Raymond Kellogg’s place. Their
love for horses and livestock made
ranching an enjoyable time in
their lives. During this time, they
enjoyed their friendships with
many at the Enning Roping Club.
Karen’s love for animals helped
her raise bum lambs for some 50
Karen Delbridge
years.
In 1976, they followed the
Lord’s call to the ministry where
Harold attended Lee Bible Col-
lege and Karen worked in the col-
lege student center for three
years. In 1979, they moved to
Meadow and Pastored the Coal
Springs Church of God until 1985
when they came to Union Center
Pastoring the Prairie Bible
Church for 23 ½ years. Karen
taught a countless number of chil-
dren in Sunday school, midweek
Bible Study, and VBS, where
each learned of God’s love and
plan of salvation. She taught Sun-
day school at Elm Springs for
many years. Karen often packed
a picnic lunch, and Sunday noon
meal was enjoyed under the Belle
Fourche River Bridge before serv-
ices in the afternoon.
Karen cooked, sewed, and
helped her children in 4-H and
school. She loved making cakes,
Valentine boxes, Halloween cos-
tumes, and volunteering at
school.
She is survived by her husband
of 47 years, Harold; her sons and
their wives, Arlin and Kathy Del-
bridge, Black Hawk, SD, and
Chad and Dr. Karen Delbridge,
Cheyenne, WY; her daughters
and their husbands, Amanda and
Gabriel Ruiz, Anchorage, AK, and
Candace and Morgan Veit,
Dupree, SD. She is survived by
her grandchildren, whom are her
legacy. She is also survived by
five brothers, two sisters, and nu-
merous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her
father and mother, Perry and
Amanda Smith, and a stillborn
daughter in 1969.
A memorial has been estab-
lished.
The 2013 Northshore Fire-
cracker Open  will be on July 4th
at the Northshore Golf course.
Registration will be from 8:00 –
9:00 a.m. with a shot gun start at
9:00 a.m. Prizes will be awarded
Firecracker Open set for July 4th
to the winners as well as hole
prizes. Lunch will be available at
the club house for anyone that is
interested. For more information
you can contact Morris Gustafson
or Jim Selby. 
Zane Nelson, age 28, of Philip,
died Sunday morning, June 16,
2013, in Philip.
Zane George Nelson was born
on January 11, 1985 to Dennis
and Diana (Terkildsen) Nelson in
Rosebud, SD. He became the little
brother to Heath Kennedy and
Heather Nelson, and later the
older brother of Dane Nelson, son
of Dennis and Jana (Klug) Nel-
son.
Zane attended kindergarten in
Philip and graduated from Philip
High School in 2003. He played
football all four years of high
school and was an outstanding
wrestler, placing at the State B
wrestling tournament his fresh-
man through senior years. Zane
loved everything about being out-
doors, though fishing was his
greatest passion. Everywhere he
went, his fishing pole could be
found packed in the back seat.
After graduation Zane at-
tended Mitchell Technical Insti-
tute studying Electrical
Construction and Maintenance.
Upon becoming an apprentice
electrician in 2005, he moved to
Ft Collins, CO where he worked
on numerous commercial con-
struction projects until moving
back to Philip in 2012. Zane loved
the great outdoors of Colorado
and took every advantage to
snowboard, camp, hike, skate-
board, and of course, fish.
Zane was a friend to everyone,
never speaking a bad word about
anyone, and possessed a knack of
listening to others without judg-
ment. He always had a conta-
gious smile on his face and his
laugh was, and always will be,
unforgettable.
Grateful for having shared his
life, Zane is survived by his
mother, Diana (Scott) Olivier, his
father, Dennis Nelson, two broth-
ers, Heath (Kim) Kennedy and
Dane (Amanda) Nelson, his sis-
ter, Heather (Nathan Kjerstad)
Nelson, four nieces, Kate and
Grace Kennedy and Allie and Na-
talie Kjerstad, maternal grand-
parents, Lavern and Dianne
Terkildsen, and his paternal
grandmother, Frances Nelson. He
was preceded in death by his
niece, Kaya Lynn Huling and his
paternal grandfather, Jake Nel-
son. 
Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m.
Thursday, June 20, at the Ameri-
can Legion Hall in Philip, with a
prayer service to follow at 7:00
p.m.
Funeral services will be held
2:00 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the
American Legion Hall in Philip,
with Pastor Frezil Westerlund of-
ficiating.
Interment will be at the Ma-
sonic Cemetery in Philip.
Arrangements are with the
Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
His online guestbook is avail-
able at
www.rushfuneralhome.com
Zane Nelson
June 19, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 3
Sen. John Thune’s Weekly Column
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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sena-
tor Tim Johnson (D-SD) today an-
nounced that the Department of
the Interior has designated over
$5.6 million in 2013 Payment in
Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program
payments to 31 counties in South
Dakota. The PILT program pro-
vides funding to local govern-
ments for public schools, county
road projects, firefighting and po-
lice protections, forest manage-
ment projects and other
important programs in counties
with large tracts of federal lands.
"South Dakota’s Black Hills
National Forest, national grass-
lands and national parks are
tremendous assets to our state,
but they are not part of the local
property tax base," Johnson said.
"The PILT program ensures that
these communities have addi-
tional resources to support local
schools, county roads and other
services people rely on. I have
long supported fully funding the
PILT program to aid counties in
South Dakota in funding essen-
tial public services, and I will con-
tinue working with my colleagues
to add long-term certainty to this
vital program."
Eligibility for the PILT pro-
gram is reserved for counties that
contain non-taxable federal lands
within their boundaries. This
funding is especially important in
South Dakota, which is home to
several national monuments,
parks, national forests and na-
tional grasslands.
Since 2008, PILT has been
fully-funded, first under the
Emergency Economic Stabiliza-
tion Act of 2008 and this year
under the Moving Ahead for
Progress in the 21st Century Act.
Mandatory funding discontinues
at the end of this fiscal year. If
mandatory funding is not ex-
tended, the program will be sub-
ject to annual appropriations,
which could result in a much
lower funding level for these vital
public services.
Counties in our area will re-
ceive the following funds: Meade
$160,528; Pennington $1,356,548;
Perkins $263,729; Ziebach $4,217
Senate’s 2013 Farm Bill
moves ag policy in the wrong
direction
Agriculture is a way of life in
South Dakota. Not only is it the
state’s largest industry and the
economic engine of our rural com-
munities, but our state’s rural
areas are where many families
raise their children and mold the
next generation of farmers and
ranchers—making agriculture
very important to our state’s fu-
ture.
Agriculture has changed over
the past two decades with crop
production becoming more effi-
cient and increasing yields. Farm-
ers are keeping up with the latest
technology using satellite steer-
ing systems for their machinery
and applying seed, fertilizer, and
chemicals with pinpoint accuracy
and precision.
I believe agriculture policy
should follow this example of effi-
ciency. As South Dakota’s only
member of the Senate Agriculture
Committee, I take very seriously
the responsibility of ensuring that
the farm policy coming out of
Washington is defensible to tax-
payers and responsive to the mod-
ern day needs of farmers and
ranchers. Over the past year and
a half, I have introduced Farm
Bill legislation that collectively
would save more than $50 billion
over 10 years and eliminate un-
needed and costly programs.
As I talked to farmers and
ranchers across the state in
preparation for this Farm Bill,
they were very clear about the im-
portance of a strong crop insur-
ance program, and they were just
as clear that they were willing to
give up the current Commodity
Title programs such as direct and
counter-cyclical payments,
ACRE, and SURE programs. As I
worked with the Senate Ag Com-
mittee on drafting the 2012 legis-
lation, these requests remained
among my top priorities. My pro-
posals to provide market-based
payments for revenue losses due
to substantial crop losses or steep
price declines, in exchange for the
elimination of the direct, counter-
cyclical, ACRE, and SURE pro-
grams were included in the 2012
Senate-passed Farm Bill. For
these reasons, I supported the
2012 Farm Bill, as I did with the
previous two Farm Bills, because
it included the reforms necessary
to move agriculture into the fu-
ture.
Unfortunately, this year’s Sen-
ate Farm Bill reauthorizes a 20th
century Commodity Title pro-
gram for 21st century production
agriculture and offers only mini-
mal reforms amounting to about
$4 billion in savings to the $800
billion food stamp program. The
Commodity Title of this year’s
Senate bill included a new pro-
gram called Adverse Market Pay-
ments which uses outdated
counter-cyclical payments calcu-
lated using high fixed target
prices that overwhelmingly bene-
fit rice and peanuts. The addition
of this new program, at a cost of
more than $3 billion to taxpayers,
was completely against the
wishes of South Dakota farmers,
and a huge step backward from
the reforms we passed last
year.  The inclusion of this pro-
gram and the minimal reforms in
the Nutrition Title are major fac-
tors contributing to my no vote on
this bill.
Prior to passage, I offered two
amendments on the Senate Floor
that would have eliminated the
outdated target price program
and made modest reforms to save
taxpayer dollars within the food
stamp program. However, out of
more than 240 amendments that
were filed on the Senate floor,
only 14 received votes. This pro-
cedural decision to minimize
amendment votes left me without
an opportunity to make improve-
ments to the Farm Bill, and is yet
another reason I could not sup-
port the legislation.
While I was unable to vote for
the 2013 Senate Farm Bill, the
legislation still has a number of
steps before becoming law, and I
will take every opportunity to
make it a better Farm Bill for
South Dakota prior to final pas-
sage. 
Over $5.6 million announced for
31 SD counties
The mission of the South
Dakota Department of Veterans
Affairs is to serve the over 75,000
veterans residing in South
Dakota in all matters pertaining
to veterans benefits. This respon-
sibility falls into two basic tasks:
informing veterans and their fam-
ilies about their benefits and di-
rectly assisting and advising
veterans and their families in se-
curing the benefits to which they
are entitled.
Advocating with purpose and
passion for South Dakota veter-
ans, our team is at the forefront
of the most demanding challenges
confronting our state’s veterans,
whether they are veterans from
the World War II generation, the
Korean War, Vietnam, the Cold
War, or veterans who most re-
cently served in support of Oper-
ation Enduring Freedom,
Operation Iraqi Freedom, or Op-
eration New Dawn.
According to the VA’s FY 2012
Summary of Expenditures, South
Dakota veterans receive more
than $489.2 million annually in
medical, compensation, educa-
tion, and pension benefits. Al-
though this number is impress-
ive, there are many eligible veter-
ans in South Dakota who are not
taking advantage of the many
benefits available to them.
This month we are encourag-
ing all veterans to verify that they
have utilized all the educational
opportunities afforded to them.
As the State Approving
Agency, the South Dakota De-
partment of Veterans Affairs is
responsible for approving and su-
pervising programs in South
Dakota’s universities and techni-
cal schools as well as the on-the
job training and apprenticeship
programs.
Currently South Dakota has
140 veterans participating in the
OJT/Apprenticeship programs
and over 2,500 veterans using GI
Bill benefits for college and tech-
nical schools. But that number
can and should grow. OJT pro-
grams include such positions as
appraisers, funeral directors, po-
lice officers, correctional officers,
electricians, plumbers, parts tech-
nicians, mechanics, IT specialists,
radio technicians, fire fighters,
welders, chefs, and many more.
We encourage all veterans to
make sure that they have utilized
their education benefits.
For more information regard-
ing your educational benefits and
the programs available to you, we
encourage you to contact our edu-
cation team at (605.773.3269).
Veterans News
Larry Zimmerman
SD Secretary of Veterans Affairs
10% off Flip Flop Wine
10% Senior discount every
Tuesday on general merchandise!
Sunscreen & pools – New nail polish
Vilas Pharmacy
& Healthcare Store
Prairie Oasis Mall, Main St,
Fai th, SD-PH: 967-2123
Cranes were in town ... setting up the mobile home for Brent
and Misty Simons on Monday on the lot north of the Jon Collins
home. It looks like it was a pretty tight squeeze.
Photo by Loretta Passolt
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Opal Area
News
By Kay Ingalls
Faith News
By Loretta Passolt
95th Birthday Celebration for
Tillie Nesland
Sat., July 13, 2 pm to 5 pm
Ramkota Hotel in Rapid City
211 N. LaCrosse Street [I-90 exit 59]
Please bring any photos you might have
of you and Tillie.
Fun, food and lots of visi ting. See you there
The f ami l i es
of Ti s h Gus t af s on
wi s h t o t hank you f or
your e x pr e s s i ons of
s ympat hy.
We gr eat l y appr ec i at e al l you r
ki ndnes s , pr aye r s , v i s i t s , f ood
and monet ar y donat i ons ,
g ene r ous donat i ons of your
t i me and t he beaut i f u l f l or al
ar r ange me nt s we r ec ei v e d. We
r e al i z e how t r ul y bl e s s e d we
ar e t o hav e s uc h wonde r f u l
f r i ends d ur i ng t i mes l i ke t hi s .
Thank you v er y muc h.
Mor r i s and Mar l ene
Gu s t af s on and f ami l i e s
Jean and Joel Er i c ks on
and f ami l y
Sr. Citizens Menu Sr. Citizens Menu
All meals served with milk and
bread. Menu subject to change
without notice.
Wed., June 19: Pork chop
w/celery sauce, Baked brown rice,
Broccoli, Cranberry sauce, Fruit
cocktail
Thur., June 20: Hamburger
on bun, Hash brown patty, Baked
beans, Lettuce leaf w/tomato
slice, Pears
Fri., June 21: French dip
sandwich, Potato salad, Grape
juice, Seasoned fruit, Vanilla ice
cream
Mon., June 24: Taco salad,
Dinner roll, Fresh fruit, Pudding
Tue., June 25: Lasagna rotini
casserole, Peas, Lemon Perfection
Salad, Pears
Wed., June 26: Chicken
Parmesan, Scalloped potatoes,
Corn O’Brian, Tropical fruit
Thur., June 27: Roast Pork,
Company potatoes, Cooked cab-
bage, Applesauce
Fri., June 28: Tuna & Noo-
dles, Seasoned spinach, Bread
pudding, Banana
This is some news that I didn’t
get in time last week.
Diane Fees attended a man-
ager’s meeting and luncheon in
Rapid City on Monday. Frei
Ranch delivered bulls to Walter
Fees Ranch the same day.
Faye Fees went into Faith for
supplies Monday forenoon.
Diane Fees took Walter into
Faith for therapy Friday.
Jason and Jake Fees were
down from Mobridge to Walter
Fees’ Saturday and Sunday to
finish farming and working on
haying equipment.
Diane Fees helped Faye Fees
with a rug laying job Sunday.
Now for this week’s news.
Busy country again this week,
but mainly with getting cattle to
pastures and either AI breeding
or putting bulls out. See  some
haying equipment in the fields as
well.
Glenn, Margaret, Dave and
Barb Fogelman went to Rapid
City on Monday.  Dave needed his
pickup checked out and then they
looked at apartments for Glenn
and Margaret for early fall.  Dave
and Barb left for their home in
Texas on Thursday afternoon.
They stopped and visited nephew
Brandan and Lyndee Fogelman
and girls near Piedmont, spent
the night in Rapid City and
headed south on Friday morning.
Dan Fogelman spent most of last
week lending a hand at the Capp
Ranch in Montana with cattle
work.
Happy to report Ethel Ingalls
came home from her weekend
stay at the hospital and is im-
proving nicely.
Zona Vig left on Wednesday
after keeping an appointment in
Rapid to visit her daughter
Dakota Dunn and family in Col-
orado for a few days. She is sup-
posed to be taking it a bit easy
and recover from her leg surgery.
Best way to do that is to get away
from a busy ranch, I think.
Kay Ingalls drove Faye Fees to
Rapid City on Wednesday for an
appointment, and shopping.
John and Carmen Heidler
went to the Hills on business on
Wednesday, as well.    Friday,
Carmen went into Faith to help
Dorothy out a little bit.
Saturday, Roxie Tetrault came
out to the Lemmel ranch and
picked up Bernice and they trav-
eled to Pierre for the wedding of
Radley Hohenberger.  Roxie spent
the night with her folks as well as
daughter Ronna and husband Pat
Burke who had come for a visit
Saturday afternoon.
Marlin and Ethel Ingalls went
to Vale to pick up some bulls for
Jenny Crowser and took them to
her place.
Sunday, Howard and I went to
daughter Rita and Roch Best-
gen's sod farm where Mark's Park
We had a thunderstorm pass
through here last week Tuesday
night, plenty of thunder and
lightning but not much rain, only
about .15”. Any little bit helps
though! Thre are several chances
of rain this week.
Condolences are extended to
Harold Delbridge and family on
the loss of his wife Karen last
week. Her services were held this
past Monday.
Raymond and Diane Isaacs
spent a couple days in the Hills
last week to celebrate Diane’s
birthday. They did quite a bit of
touring, a little shopping and
some relaxing. Sounds like they
had a good time.
Recently, Jessica Sletten was
honored on her birthday by her
mom Tami who hosted a luncheon
at Lonny’s Steak House. The gals
enjoyed visiting and eating birth-
day cake and all the trimmings at
Jessica’s home later. Jessica gave
each of the ladies a carnation
flower as they departed for their
homes.
Dave Fischbach drove to Wa-
tertown last Tuesday to meet
Nathan. From there they flew to
Chicago and met Steve, from
Idaho, for a couple days of base-
ball. They took in two Cubs
games and one White Sox game.
They had a good time! They re-
turned home Thursday. Eldora
spent the time at their house in
Rapid City.
Last week I told you Eldora
won a ribbon on one of her quilts
at the big quilt show at the Civic
Center. Well, she actually won
three more. She had some beauti-
ful pieces there.
Craig and Becky Ness arrived
home the end of last week. They
will be here for a couple months,
until after Stock Show, then back
to Kuwait for another year. Wel-
come home Nesses!
Marge Hoffman called in Mon-
day with a little news note.
Daughter Lynda and Gary spend-
ing some time visiting her. There
are camping at Rushmore Shad-
ows Campground. Granddaught-
ter Bobbie, Jeremy and family
were there over the weekend and
all attended the 50th anniversary
celebration of Gary’s brother,
Marvin and Florence Galinat.
They also enjoyed breakfast to-
gether at Marvin and Florence’s
on Sunday. Marge also said she
had a visit with Mary Mooney one
day. Mary is working out at the
Hart Ranch.
Louise Ulrich drove Dan and
Doris Ulrich to Spearfish on Mon-
day for medical appointments. On
their way home they stopped in
Belle Fourche and visited Wayne
Doak. He was so pleased to have
someone from home stop and
visit.
Our nephew Eric Flatmoe fi-
nally got back to racing this past
Friday night. After missing last
season when he was serving in
Afghanistan with the National
Guard 842nd Engineering Co., he
returned home and bought him-
self a new sprint car. He sent his
motor to Oklahoma several
months ago to get overhauled and
just got it back last Tuesday. He
and some of his crew went to
work and dropped it into his car
that night and he was ready to
race Friday night. After the tragic
death of NASCAR driver Jason
Leffler in a sprint car last week, I
wasn’t nearly as excited about
Eric racing again. It is a danger-
ous sport and things can happen.
Paul and I headed to Rapid City
Friday afternoon to take in the
races. Melissa came down from
North Dakota for the occasion,
too. She’s on Eric’s pit crew, along
with Wes and Brooke. I guess it’s
a family thing! Melissa and
Brooke clean the mud off the
tires, etc., mainly. He’s got a re-
ally nice looking car this year!
Eric finished second in his heat,
but he spun around a couple
times and finally had to pull into
the pits in the main because his
motor was getting hot and he did-
n’t want to take any chances of
blowing it up. They have some
kinks to work out; it’s a new car
so there are things to learn. By
the way, Justin Weiss is also rac-
ing now. Friday night was his sec-
ond night out. He’s driving a
street stock. It takes time, but I’m
sure he’ll learn.
We must have met 50 National
Guard trucks when we were com-
ing home Saturday afternoon.
They hauled wood to Eagle Butte,
along with other reservations,
and were evidently on their way
back to the Hills.
Good luck to all our FHS
Rodeo Club members at the State
HS Rodeo in Belle Fourche this
weekend! Top placers there ad-
vance to the National HS Rodeo
in July, I think in Rock Springs,
WY.
is located for a  nice family gath-
ering for descendants of Sam and
Ada Simons.  The seven Simons
kids and spouses were all able to
be together again as well as first
cousins, Jennifer Wilson Silbaugh
and her daughter-in-law and
granddaughter, Rodney and
Robert Ingalls and families,
Guyla Edwards Ness and her
spouse and daughter, Larry and
Nancy Peterson  Carpenter and
their daughter Amber,  Steve
and  Ila Peterson Kool and son,
Duane and Colette Simons
Myers, Duane and Lisa Simons
Baker and two sons, Kevin Peter-
son had to work but wife DeeDee
and daughter Krystal Schmidt
and baby, son Zach and Sharon
Peterson and children, all of
Rita's children and families ex-
cept 2, and grandson Blasé
Gebes,  Shane and Randy Del-
bridge (Vern's branch) and sons
were also in attendance. Probably
missed someone but had a won-
derful Father's Day gathering.
Maybe, hopefully, can make this
a plan for next year as well.
Monday, a good share of the
community attended the funeral
services for Karen Delbridge held
in Sturgis. Heard an estimated
count of 700 people were in atten-
dance. Our condolences go out to
Harold and his family as she will
be missed by many.
Faye Fees drove Walter to Mo-
bridge Monday morning for his
doctor appointment, then Tues-
day morning, Faye Fees was at
the Faith Clinic for an appoint-
ment.
Diane Fees took Walter to
Faith for his therapy Tuesday
and Friday afternoons.
Diane Fees went to Belle
Fourche for a chiropractor ap-
pointment Friday. She went on to
Sturgis for repairs.
Jason Fees, Mobridge, started
haying at Walter’s this past wek-
end.
Jake Fees, Mobridge, worked
on a truck at Walter and Diane’s
Sunday.
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Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden
I’ve been thinking and I am
considering having the paper re
name my column to Marcus news,
opinions, history, weather and
crop reports, and announcements.
Too long probably but it about fits
what I rattle on about.
Sunday, we attended the 4-H
rodeo in Faith. I dressed for cool
weather because we had a severe
thunderstorm warning in Meade
County and dark clouds above us.
We got rained on going to Faith
but found Faith hot and dry. The
dust cloud that entered the
grandstand every time they drug
the small arena made a lot of us
landowners with the stuff settled
in our ears and noses. It was a
good rodeo and well run. Lane
Foster was the announcer and I
predict this young man can go far
in the announcing business if he
cares to. (Lane, a good sideline to
that is auctioneering.) The
amount of contestants has
shrunk over the last few years. I
would imagine the cost of travel,
vehicles and horses is a big con-
tributing factor to that! It is al-
ways a pleasure to see the local
kids and their parents doing their
parts to make it all happen. A big
thank you also needs to go out to
the folks who step up and reach
deep in their pockets to provide
the prizes these kids win. Even
tho’ they don’t have any children
competing at this time the
Hlavka family at Howes looked
like they did more than their fair
share, working and sponsoring.
D’Anne Thompson and her troupe
of 4-H kids and parents, Grop-
pers, and Varlands did their
usual good job with the lunch
stand. The lunch stand is a lot of
work that no one wants to do but
it sure is a necessary part of the
whole day! You can bet everyone
would whine and complain if
there wasn’t a lunch stand!
Thanks guys. These people aren’t
paid with anything but gratitude
so next time you see one of them
that worked all day tell ‘em how
much they are appreciated. Com-
munities like this grow good kids
and responsible adults.
Wednesday, Jim and Vonnie
O'Dea took their sick wash ma-
chine to Sturgis to see if it could
be fixed. The repair man wasn't
there so they came home without
it
Jim and Vonnie O'Dea were in
Philip on Friday for Memorial
Services for classmate Linda
Kramer. Many classmates were
there to say "Good bye." O'Deas
later went to the Bronc Match
and spent the night in Philip. Sat-
urday, LaVonne Hansen and
Vonnie helped decorate a float for
the parade. They were celebrat-
ing their 50th Class Reunion.
Later they helped decorate the
golf clubhouse where the supper
was held. There were 39 in the
graduation class, 8 have passed
on, with 21 making all or some of
the activities over the weekend.
Sunday after mass in Philip,
Jim and Vonnie O'Dea stopped at
Betty and Jim Smith's house and
visited with Vonnie’s nieces,
Heidi and Nick Drury and family
from Florida and Ashley and
Brock Heid and Jaisa from Rapid
City. They later enjoyed the
movie "Buffalo King" at the the-
ater and then came home.
Friday, Penny Herman of Mon-
roe, Washington, Quirt and Rio
Wondercheck and I were in Faith
to pick up my prescription. Lacey
and Robert Wondercheck were in
the Black Hills on business.
Penny came to visit Tuesday and
will be with us for another week.
Saturday, I rode with D’Anne
Thompson to White Owl for the
internment of Chris Howie at the
White Owl Cemetery. Chris was
the son of Roland and Ethel
(Pittman) Howie and a nephew of
Raymond Howie. He passed away
last week after a lengthy battle
with cancer.
And now for the crop report…
hay looks like it will be a good
crop this year despite a late,
droughty start. Wheat, corn and
milo are all progressing as I’m
sure are all the crops people have
planted right now. Of course, the
final outcome depends on more
rain at the right time, no hail, no
grasshoppers, lack of diseases in
the crop and ten thousand other
things that can and do happen. I
apologize to all you preachers but
these people you deal with in
agriculture are the world’s
biggest gamblers. We all hope to
hit the jackpot or at least break
even.
Many of the area people at-
tended the wedding of Emily
Wicks and Thane Escott on Sat-
urday evening. Congratulations
to the new couple!  
Congratulations to Winston
and Wacey Brown for winning All
Around Jr. Boy and All Around Jr
Girl at the 4-H rodeos at Wall and
Hermosa. They are the grandkids
of Tucker and Bev Hudson and
Larry and Val Brown.
Tucker and Bev Hudson went
to Sturgis last Sat. and watched
the Regional HS Rodeo and went
out for supper to celebrate their
anniversary.
Father’s Day dinner guests at
Tucker Hudsons were Kolt and
Keegan Simons, and Tina Hud-
son.
Vacation Bible School starts at
the Marcus Church Monday
morning. I’m sure the kids will
have a great time and learn about
the Lord.
The comfortable weather pat-
terns are still holding for mid-
June in Central Meade County.
Enough moisture is being re-
tained to keep that beautiful
green color on the rolling hills of
the prairie.
It was a nice afternoon for a
parade in Sturgis on Friday to
celebrate Sturgis's 125th birth-
day. Maggie Nickish, Patty Gatto,
Monae Johnson, Charlene Heil-
man and Sandy Rhoden entered a
float representing the Meade
County Republican Women. Most
of the children watching who at-
tend Bear Butte Elementary
likely thought that it was 'Mrs.
Schnell' handing out candy to
them, however it was her twin
sister, Sandy Rhoden.
The community is saddened by
the loss of Karen Delbridge, wife
of Pastor Harold Delbridge. She
fought a hard battle with her
knee and then with cancer. Karen
was a very creative and talented
lady when it came to crafts and
sewing. Most of the gifts given to
her children's teachers were
handmade and beautiful. I was
blessed to receive several over the
years. She helped with many
Bible Schools and church activi-
ties at the Prairie Bible Church.
Karen was a very dedicated wife
and mother, and a friend to
many. She was so very proud of
each of her children and husband.
Our sincere condolences go out to
her family, as she will be dearly
missed by all. Funeral services
were held on Monday at the Pres-
byterian Church in Sturgis.
Jodi Shaw will be offering an
art and photography class in July
at their ranch near White Owl,
SD. For the blog registration link
and information please refer
to:http://jodeneshaw.blogspot.com
/p/registration-for-retreat-and-
online.html
As of this weekend, no haying
equipment has been seen in the
fields thus far. This week could
possibly be the beginning of a
haying season that many thought
we may not see this year. Many
thanks for the prayers.
Speaking of prayers, LaVonne
Remington has received some an-
swers and is doing better this
week.
Many ranch participants, par-
ents, and fans attended the
Ranch Rodeo in Sturgis last
weekend. The team that won over
all was made of up Callen Brink,
Eric Jones, Wacey Kirkpatrick,
and Brad Andrews. They are to be
commended for their great per-
formances.
Vacation Bible School is in full
swing in Union Center as of Tues-
day, June 18. Wednesday
evening will be a banquet at 6:00
pm for the students and guests.
Those attending Bible School will
begin their day at 1:00 pm and
stay for the banquet and music
that evening, instead of at 9:30
am - 2:30pm which will be on
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Children ages 5 and up are wel-
come.
I would like to wish a belated
Happy Father’s Day to the many
great dads. It takes much dedica-
tion to be a good dad these days.
email us at
faithind@faithsd.com
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Coach Siers … from Naples, Florida, holds BB camp at Faith. Coach Siers travels the world during the summer
putting on BB camps. Photo by Aime Schauer
Ryan Elshere … rode Fraid Knot for 80 points to earn the brag-
ging rights of over all winner of the 2013 Philip Invitational Matched
Bronc Ride. He earned 78 points on Grey Ghost in the first round
and 76 points on Morning After in the second round.
Photo by Del Bartels
Spurs for top bronc rider … Ryan Elshere, Elm Springs,
winner of the 2013 Philip Invitational Matched Bronc Ride, accepted
a pair of spurs from Irvin Jones. Jones and his wife, Alice, are owners
of Jones Saddlery, Bottle and Vet, which donates the spurs each
year. John Bauman, Long Valley, crafts the spurs for this annual
presentation. Photo by Del Bartels
The seventh annual Philip In-
vitational Matched Bronc Ride,
Friday, June 14, was again a suc-
cess by almost everyone’s stan-
dards.
The Philip roping arena was
the site of 25 top Professional
Rodeo Cowboys Association cow-
boys trying to survive three pro-
gressive rounds of bronc riding to
take top winnings.
With 50 of the best, or up-and-
coming, broncs available, the ac-
tion was hot, unpredictable and
unforgettable. Livestock compa-
nies supplying the broncs were
Three Hills Rodeo of Bernard,
Iowa , Korkow Rodeo of Pierre,
S.D., and Burns Rodeo of
Laramie, Wyo.
The first round of the bronc
ride was full of crowd-pleasing
high scores. Cole Elshere, Faith,
topped the pack with 81 on Ban-
dito Gold. Jesse Bail, Camp
Crook, earned 79 points on top of
Satin Sheets. Ryan Elshere, Elm
Springs, spirited 78 points with
Grey Ghost. Ty Thompson, Wan-
blee, rode Diamond Trail and J.J.
Elshere, Hereford, rode Storm
Warning, both for 77. Jeremy
Meeks, Alzada, played Jukebox
and Louie Brunson, Interior, rode
a reride option horse, both for 76
points. Troy Crowser, Whitewood,
stayed on Sweetheart and Delbert
“Shorty” Garrett, Dupree, stayed
on Kosheese to both earn 74
points. Getting 73 points each,
Jade Blackwell, Rapid City, stuck
to Boogers Pet and Kaden Deal,
Red Scaffold, held on to Chrome
Plated. Dawson Jandreau, Ken-
nebec, made the cut in order to go
into the second round by riding
Harry Mary for 71 points.
The progressive round pitted
the 12 remaining cowboys against
up-and-coming livestock that may
be somewhat green, but have en-
ergy and possibilities to go far in
the bucking bronc arena. J.
Elshere stayed on top and rode a
wild-bucking Blind Date for 79
points. Bail went Haywire for 77.
Cole Elshere hung all over Screw-
driver and Ryan Elshere survived
Morning After, both for 76 points.
Garrett put his score of 75 in
Dixie Cup. Making the cut to
move on to the short go was Jan-
dreau, earning 74 points on a
reride option.
In the final round of only six
cowboys, J. Elshere could not stay
on, but went out with a Blaze of
Glory. Garrett rode Paint Chip for
75 points, but found that even
this respectfully high score could
not hold up with this caliber of
bronc riders. Jandreau kept on
his Big Wig and Cole Elshere did
it Spanish Style, both for 78
points each, but even this high of
a score wasn’t good enough. Bail
and Bull Frog together scored 79,
only to also be beat out. Ryan
Elshere stayed tied to the bucking
bronc Fraid Knot to earn 80
points and the top title for the
2013 Philip Invitational Matched
Bronc Ride.
Elshere takes matched bronc ride by Del Bartels
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Children’s fiction
Yucky Worms by Vivian
French
Easter Babies by Joy N. Hulme
Chalk by Bill Thomson
The Fiesta Dress by Caren Mc-
Nelly McCormack
Library Mouse: A World to Ex-
plore by Daniel Kirk
Strong heart Jack and the
Beanstalk by Pleasant Despain
Ballerina Swan by Allegra
Kent
Rainbow Magic the Princess
Fairies series: Hope the Happiness
Fairy by Daisy Meadows
Purple Princess Wins the Prize
by Alyssa Crowne
Best Bikini Bottom Stories
Ever! By Nickelodeon
Fancy Nancy and the Sensa-
tional Babysitter by Jane O’Con-
ner
Bun Bun Button by Patricia
Palacco
Disney Princess series: Happy
Birthday Princess by Jennifer
Weinberg
Revenge of the Dinotrux by
Chris Gall
I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa
McCourt
Rubia and the Three Osos by
Susan Middleto Elya
Children’s Nonfiction
Goldie’s Guide to Caring for
Your Goldfish by Anita Ganeri
Winnie’s Guide to Caring for
Your Horse or Pony by Anita
Ganeri
Nibble’s Guide to Caring for
Your Hamster by Anita Ganeri
Bunny’s Guide to Caring for
Your Rabbit by Anita Ganeri
Ruff’s Guide to Caring for Your
Dog by Anita Ganeri
Seasons series: Winter by
Stephanie Turnbull
Seasons series: Fall by
Stephanie Turnbull
Seasons series: Spring by
Stephanie Turnbull
Seasons series: Summer by
Stephanie Turnbull
Might Machines series: Fire
Trucks and Rescue Vehicles by
Jean Cppendale
Bison by Valerie Bodden
Komodo Dragon by Valerie
Bodden
Arlington: The Story of Our
Nation’s Cemetery by Chris De-
marest
Animal Super Powers by
Christopher Hernandez
Sophie Simon Solves Them
All by Lisa Graff
Juvenile Fiction
Wolves of the Beyond Series:
Star Wolf by Kathryn Lasky
Fish by Gregory Mone
The President’s Daughter by
Kimberly Bradley
Emma’s River by Alison Hart
Storm Runners by Roland
Smith
Chestnut Hill series: The
Scheme Team by Lauren Brooke
The Romeo and Juliet Code by
Phoebe Stone
Larklight by Philip Reeve
Summer Hill Secret series:
Night of the Fireflies by Beverly
Lewis
Whatever After Fairest of All by
Sarah Mlynowski
Wolf Storm by Dee Garretson
Museum of Thieves by Lian
Tanner
Wolves of the Beyond series:
Spirit Wolf by Kathryn Lasky
Out of my Mind by Sharon M.
Draper
Juvenile Nonfiction
World War II: Fighting for
Freedom 1939-1945 by Peter
Chrisp
Dave the Potter by Laban Car-
rick Hill
The Vietnam War by Daniel
Polansky
Captain Underpants and the
Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkle
Trousers by Dav Pilkey
Taste of Home Kid Approved
Cookbook
Year in Sports 2013 by
Scholastic
Get on Board: The Story of the
Underground Railroad by Jim
Haskins
Fighter Jets by Valerie Bodden
Helicopters by Valerie Bodden
At the Sea Floor Café: Odd
Ocean Critter Poems by Leslie Bu-
lion
Super Trucks by Clive Gifford
Angry Birds: 50 True Stories of
the Fed up, Feathered and Furi-
ous by Mel White
Adult Fiction
Charleston by John Jakes
Deep Cover by Sandra Orchard
Private Eye Protector by
Shirlee McCoy
Into the Deep by Virginia
Smith
The False Princess by Eilis
O’Neal
Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach
Entwined by Heather Dixon
Betrayal by Fern Micheals
44 Cranberry Point by Debbie
Macomber
The Affair by Lee Child
From a Buick 8 by Stephen
King
Adult Nonfiction
If Your Adolescent has an Eat-
ing Disorder: An Essential Re-
source for Parents by B. Timothy
Walsh, M.D.
Become a Better You: 7 Keys to
Improving Your Life Every Day by
Joel Osteen
Tornado in the Junk Yard: The
Relentless Myth of Darwinism by
James Perloff
If Your Adolescent has an Anx-
iety Disorder: An Essential Re-
source for Parents by Edna B. Foa
Ph.D.
Behind Hitler’s Lines: A True
story of the only soldier to fight
for both America and the Soviet
Union in World War II by
Thomas H. Taylor
And the fun continues…Your
child(ren) are invited to join the
Faith Public/School Library’s Pro-
gram and attend the events we
have for children Preschool to 5th
grade on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days 9 – 11 AM starting May 28
and ending on June 27. This sum-
mer’s theme, Dig into Reading, is
about the wonders under our feet
– root vegetables, buried treas-
ure, evidence of ancient civiliza-
tions, insects, dinosaur bones,
and more.  The programs are free
and for children of all abilities.
On June 25, at the library-
South Dakota Humanities Coun-
cil (SDHC) speakers, Tass
Thacker and Bruce Junek – “Im-
ages of the World” will share sto-
ries from their archeology travels
and then again at the Community
Center for the entire family at 6
PM.
The Hands-on Partnership
(HOP) Light and Color Exhibit
will be at the library for the entire
month of July.
There are Adult and Teen
Reading programs to join too.
The Adult Reading Program
meets on Mondays, June 3 – July
29 from 6-8 PM and a Teen Read-
ing Program that meets on Tues-
day evenings from 6-8 PM from
June 4 – July 30.  Please join our
blog on the library website at:
https://faithlibrary.wikispaces.co
m/
The Faith Public/School offers
e-books at no charge to residents,
please contact the library for your
patron number – 967-2262.
All programs are free to every-
one who wishes to participate.
Thanks to the South Dakota Hu-
manities Council and Robert
O’Sheas American Auxiliary for
sponsor this year’s Summer
Reading Program. Library hours
are Mondays – Friday 9 AM – 1
PM and evenings – Mondays,
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-8
PM! 
Even with the threatenin-
clouds and no stars in sight, it
was a pleasant evening on the
second Ropes and Goats of the
season Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at
Faith, SD. Jess Harper won the
$5 by reciting Psalm 147:4 “He
determines the number of the
stars and calls each by name.”
There were 35 entries with
Mikenzy Miller winning the T-
shirt as the high-money winner.
The next Ropes and Goats is on
June 18, 2013; for a five-dollar
bill, memorize Joshua 1:9.
Ropes and Goats Results;
Everyone got three head
Jr Jr Boys and Girls Goat
Ribbon Snatching:
Sidni Ferguson 17.64 $30
Jess Harper 21.72 $18
Bobby Brewer 23.36 $12
Jr Girls Goat Tying:
Mikenzy Miller 28.80 $75
Jr Boys Goat Tying:
Cole Brewer 34.97 $15
Sr Girls Goat Tying:
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Ropes and Goats
Late last week the South
Dakota Supreme Court agreed
with the South Dakota Depart-
ment of Social Services that Med-
icaid cannot be used as an estate
planning tool to pay for nursing
home care.
The judgment from the Eugene
E. Shipman case determined that
an individual has a duty to sup-
port themselves and must use
their own assets, including assets
gained following the death of a
spouse, to pay for their own long-
term care needs before Medicaid
is available to provide assistance.
Department of Social Services
Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon
noted, “It is important for the
state to ensure Medicaid is only
used for people who don’t have
the resources to provide for them-
selves. This Supreme Court deci-
sion affirms our position.”
Medicaid may be used to pay
for long term care needs such as
nursing homes, assisted living or
nursing services in the home for
those who are eligible. There are
specific rules concerning income
and assets for a person to be eli-
gible for Medicaid to pay for long
term care.
Secretary Malsam-Rysdon in-
dicated, “Our staff work hard to
make sure Medicaid eligibility de-
terminations are accurate and
that only people who are eligible
are on the program. We will con-
tinue to be vigilant in our efforts
to ensure Medicaid is not used as
an estate planning tool.”
For the entire case decision,
visit the South Dakota Unified
Judicial System’s website
at:http://ujs.sd.gov/Uploads/opin-
ions/26512.pdf 
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We saw the movie last summer
on the threat of raising federal
student loan interest rates, and it
had a happy ending when Con-
gress acted to prevent it.  This
summer, the interest rate sequel
is showing, and the ending is un-
certain. On July 1st, interest
rates on new federal student
loans are once again set to double.
This would hit South Dakota
students and families hard.
Without congressional action,
nearly 35,000 students in South
Dakota will rack up an extra
$1,000 in student loan debt next
year from increased interest
costs. At a time when too many
students are already graduating
with enormous debt loads, it
makes no sense to make it harder
for students to finance their edu-
cation and manage their debt.
Increasing numbers of stu-
dents are finishing their educa-
tion with crushing student loan
debt loads. Others are reluctant
to pursue college and career
training due to a lack of financial
resources.  Incredibly, student
loan debt now exceeds $1 trillion.
Americans now owe more in stu-
dent loans than credit card debt.
This creates financial hardship
for young people just as they are
beginning their careers.  It can
also create a barrier for young
people who want to start a family,
buy their first car or become a
homeowner, which could hinder
our economic recovery.
Last spring, I sat down with
students from Southeast Techni-
cal Institute in Sioux Falls to talk
about what a doubling interest
rate would mean for them. They
told me a rate hike would make it
harder for them to complete their
schooling and would likely deter
students from pursuing their ed-
ucation goals. In recent months, I
have received an outpouring of
letters, emails, and phone calls
from young people and parents
across South Dakota about the
need to prevent interest rates
from doubling on July 1. 
The Senate is poised to vote on
legislation that I have cospon-
sored: the Student Loan Afford-
ability Act. This legislation would
extend for an additional two years
the current 3.4% interest rate on
federal student loans. The bill is
fully paid for through closing sev-
eral existing tax loopholes. This
extension would give Congress
time to review policy options that
have been proposed to overhaul
our federal student aid programs
and rein in tuition costs that dra-
matically outpace the rate of in-
flation.
The House of Representatives
has taken a different approach by
passing legislation that would
force student borrowers to pay
more than if Congress failed to
act by July 1.  The legislation fails
to lock in low rates and could sub-
mit students and parents to
higher fluctuating interest rates.
Making smart investments in
South Dakota and our nation’s
students is critical to our contin-
ued economic competitiveness.
Helping students attain a post-
secondary education is not only a
good investment in their future,
but also a worthwhile investment
in ensuring that America remains
competitive in the world economy.
I welcome a debate that looks
at reforming our federal student
loan programs over the long-
term. But time is running out for
today’s students in South Dakota
and around the country.  Let’s
give this summer’s interest rate
movie sequel a happy
ending. Congress should take im-
mediate action to prevent the in-
terest rates from doubling on July
1.  
South Dakota’s State Flag
Blue skies and sunshine trans-
late to a perfect summer day.
Those elements are reflected in
South Dakota’s flag.
The story of the state’s banner
began in 1909, when State Sen.
Ernest May of Deadwood walked
into the office of the State Depart-
ment of History in Pierre. He dis-
cussed the need for a state flag
with state historian Doane Robin-
son.
“Turning to me, Robinson said,
‘Miss Anding will make you a
flag,’” Ida (Anding) McNeil said in
an article in the Jan. 20, 1963,
Rapid City Daily Journal.
McNeil, a legislative reference
librarian at the time, designed
and made a flag that featured a
blazing sun in the center of a field
of blue, with the words “South
Dakota” above the sun in the arc
of the circle and “The Sunshine
State” below the sun in the arc of
the circle. McNeil said in the
newspaper article that Robinson
suggested a blazing sun emblem
because of South Dakota’s many
days of sunshine. McNeil showed
the sample flag to Robinson, who
remarked that the Great Seal of
the State of South Dakota would
look nice on the other side. Mc-
Neil agreed, and the state seal set
against a field of dark blue was
placed on the reverse side.
A bill adopting the state flag
was passed by the Legislature in
1909.
“If I had known as much about
flags as I do now, I certainly
would have left the reverse side
plain,” McNeil said in the Rapid
City Daily Journal article. “A two-
sided flag is very difficult to
make. In addition to the added
work, it is difficult to prevent one
side from showing through onto
the other.”
McNeil explained in the news-
paper article that to make the
state flag, she appliqued the
golden sun and embroidered the
sun’s rays. She then took another
piece of silk, painted details of the
state seal on it and appliqued this
to the reverse side of the flag. In
addition to being difficult to
make, a two-sided flag was expen-
sive to produce. The silk material
from which McNeil made the flag
cost $12.50 per yard and the ma-
terials for one flag cost about $75
in 1963.
McNeil left her state job when
she married in 1921. Although
she made the first state flag, she
is better remembered for being a
pioneer in radio broadcasting.
She became known as “Mrs.
Pierre” while owner and operator
of KGFX radio in Pierre.
Another version of how South
Dakota’s flag came into being
states that May told Robinson
that Deadwood pioneer Seth Bul-
lock wanted a state flag. Robinson
makes no mention of Bullock’s in-
volvement in the state flag in
Doane Robinson’s Encyclopedia of
South Dakota. David A. Wolff of
Spearfish, author of Seth Bullock:
Black Hills Lawman, said that he
could find no evidence in his re-
search on Bullock to support the
idea of Bullock being involved in
the first state flag.
During the 1963 legislative
session, Rep. William Sahr of
Pierre introduced a bill to modify
the state flag. The new one-sided
flag kept a sun with a serrated
edge on a field of sky blue but
placed the state seal inside the
sun. Around the sun were the
words “South Dakota” and “The
Sunshine State.”
The state’s banner was again
revised in 1992, when the Legis-
lature approved changing the
wording on the flag to read “The
Mount Rushmore State” instead
of “The Sunshine State.” This re-
flected a change in the state nick-
name.
The legislation for both the
1963 and 1992 changes contained
a provision that any previous
flags made in conformance with
state law were to remain official
state flags. That means that it is
legal to use any of the three offi-
cial state flags.
Not everyone likes our state
flag. The North American Vexillo-
logical Association, an association
of flag experts, ranked South
Dakota’s flag as one of the five
worst in North America in 2001.
During the 2012 legislative
session, a bill to adopt a flag de-
signed by Spearfish artist Dick
Termes was introduced. This de-
sign featured a sunburst, an
American Indian medicine wheel
and concentric blue circles. A
House committee rejected the call
to look at revising the flag.
This moment in South Dakota
history is provided by the South
Dakota Historical Society Foun-
dation, the nonprofit fundraising
partner of the South Dakota State
Historical Society. Find us on the
web at www.sdhsf.org. Contact us
at info@sdhsf.org to submit a
story idea.
Threat of student interest rates
raising—The Sequel U.S. Senator Tim Johnson
email us at faithind@faithsd.com
According to the South Dakota
Attorney General’s office, as of
Monday morning there is no foul
play suspected in the death of a
Philip man.
Zane George Nelson, 28, son of
Dennis Nelson and Diana Olivier,
both of Philip, was found in down-
town Philip just after midnight
Sunday morning, June 16. He
had earlier been at the local dem-
olition derby and was celebrating
his Philip High School 10-year
class reunion.
According to Sara Rabern,
public information officer with
the Attorney General’s office,
there is no foul play expected. A
full autopsy is being conducted by
the state.
The body was first discovered
by a citizen. The incident was ini-
tially investigated by personnel
from the Philip City Police,
Haakon County Sheriff’s Depart-
ment and the South Dakota De-
partment of Criminal Invest-
igation. The investigation is still
ongoing.
“As far as the cause of death,
we don’t have a clue as of yet,”
said Philip Police Chief Kit Gra-
ham. “We have a lot more ques-
tions than we do answers, but
that’s common. It’s going to take
time.”
Services for Nelson are pend-
ing with Rush Funeral Home. A
full obituary will be published.
No foul play suspected in
Philip man’s death
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Trooper Andrew Steen of the
South Dakota Highway Patrol
has been named the American
Association of State Troopers
2013 Trooper of the Year follow-
ing an incident with a suspected
drunk driver in which he received
critical injuries.
Steen, 34, is assigned to the
Sioux Falls District of the High-
way Patrol.
The incident for which he re-
ceived the honor started when
Steen attempted to stop a vehicle
for erratic driving in Sioux Falls
in the early morning hours of Oct.
17, 2012. The driver fled in her
vehicle.  Other Highway Patrol
troopers and Lincoln County
Sheriff’s deputies joined to assist
in the pursuit.
The driver entered a parking
lot, where she rammed into
Steen’s vehicle before driving into
a storefront.  Steen was then on
foot and attempted to immobilize
her vehicle while commanding
her to stop. When he realized the
driver was headed straight for
him, he fired his duty weapon.
She drove into Steen, forcing him
onto the hood of her vehicle, and
then he fell to the ground.
Realizing that lives were in
danger and an officer was down,
deputies also fired upon the
driver. She fled the scene and was
apprehended nearby. She re-
ceived two gunshot wounds but
survived.
Steen suffered a fractured
skull, a life-threatening trau-
matic brain injury, and a severely
broken ankle.  He does not re-
member much of what happened
that day. Doctors said his life was
in jeopardy, and he was told re-
covery could take several years.
Following a medically induced
coma, surgery on his ankle, and
surgery to relieve pressure on his
brain, Steen was released from
the hospital on Dec. 14, 2012, just
eight weeks and two days after
the incident. He left the hospital
on crutches, wearing his full
South Dakota Highway Patrol
uniform and had a police escort to
his home.
Steen and the deputies were
found to be justified in firing their
weapons and using lethal force.
Steen was nominated for the
AAST award by Col. Craig Price,
Superintendent of the South
Dakota Highway Patrol, for ex-
treme courage in a life-threaten-
ing situation and for his
resiliency and dedication during
his hospital stay.  Steen also
showed great compassion by do-
nating several thousand dollars
to another police family in need
from the donations he had re-
ceived. He was among 25 troopers
from 18 states nominated for the
AAST award.
AAST representatives pre-
sented Steen with a crystal tro-
phy and a Smith & Wesson M&P
9 mm handgun at a joint event of
the SDHP and the Minnesota
State Patrol on June 13 in Sioux
Falls.  The AAST Trooper of the
Year award is presented annually
to a state trooper who exemplified
traits of an outstanding law en-
forcement officer in the previous
year.
For more information about
AAST and its Trooper of the Year
award, contact Angie Ishee, (850)
293-2568 or visit www.statetroop-
ers.org. 
South Dakota Trooper earns
national honor for bravery on duty
Grand River Roundup
By Betty Olson
The weather has been beauti-
ful this week. We got a good rain
Tuesday (.87”) and the sun has
been shining every day since
then. You can almost hear the
grass growing.
Sunday was the Regional High
School Rodeo in Dupree. I stopped
at the rodeo on my way to Pierre.
It was a perfect day for a rodeo,
the ambulance didn’t have to haul
anyone off, and there were a lot of
great folks to visit with.
I got to Pierre in time for an
Executive Board supper meeting
with Investment Officer Matt
Clark and Rob Wylie, the Execu-
tive Director of the SD Retire-
ment System. The Executive
Board met early Monday morning
for the report of the Investment
Council Subcommittee and to ap-
point a new member to the South
Dakota Investment Council. The
candidates were Steve Kirby,
Robert Litz, Lorin Brass, Rick Al-
thoff, and Donald Looney. After
interviewing the candidates that
afternoon, Steve Kirby was se-
lected as the new member of the
Investment Council.
Reub and Pastor Burkhalter
have been working on the church
in Prairie City all week. I ran to
Hettinger for material for their
project Tuesday morning while
Casey, Bryce and Trig trailed
cows to Glendo. Casey and Trig
spent Tuesday afternoon and
Wednesday morning fixing a
busted waterline in our pasture.
Wednesday afternoon they went
to Prairie City to help at the
church.
USFW Scott Larson sent me
notice that US Fish and Wildlife
opened the comment period on
Monday to remove the gray wolf
from the Endangered Species list
in the lower 48 states, with the
exception of the Mexican wolf in
the southwest. I’m sharing the in-
formation with those of you who
are concerned about the growing
wolf population. The 90-day pub-
lic comment period will remain
open until 11:59 p.m. Eastern
Time on September 11, 2013.
Written comments and informa-
tion concerning each proposed
rule can be submitted by one of
the following methods to the ap-
propriate docket numbers:
Federal eRulemaking Portal:
www.regulations.gov. Follow the
instructions for submitting com-
ments to the following docket
numbers:
Gray wolf: Docket No.
[FWSñHQñESñ2013ñ0073]
Mexican Wolf: Docket No.
[FWS-R2-ES-2013-0056]
U.S. mail or hand-delivery:
Public Comments Processing,
Attn: [please use appropriate
docket number for each species ñ
see above]; Division of Policy and
Directives Management; U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 N.
Fairfax Drive, MS 2042ñPDM;
Arlington, VA 22203.
A big crowd attended Buck
Brengle’s funeral at the High
Plains Western Heritage Center
in Spearfish Thursday afternoon.
Always interested in history,
Buck was happy to get the new
Harding County History book be-
fore he passed away. Several
friends and relatives of Buck’s are
looking forward to getting copies
too.
For those of you wanting a
copy of the book, send a check for
$80 for the two volume set writ-
ten to ‘Harding County history
book’ to Alice Holcomb, 13699
Harding Rd, Buffalo, SD 57720 if
you plan to pick the volumes up,
and $90 if you want them mailed
to you.
The next Great Western Cattle
Trail Association will meet at
7:00 pm Wednesday, June 26 at
the High Plains Western Her-
itage Center in Spearfish. I talked
to Brad Lemmel (Red Lemmel’s
son from Faith) with the South
Dakota Department of Tourism
and he plans to attend the meet-
ing. The GWCTA will work with
the Tourism Dept. as we mark
the cattle trails through western
South Dakota. We hope those of
you with an interest in western
history or who have ancestors
who trailed cattle up the trails
can join us.
We lost another old friend
when Stanley Pope was killed by
a cow Tuesday. Another huge
crowd gathered for Stanley’s fu-
neral at the Catholic Church in
Bowman on Friday. We’re really
going to miss Buck and Stanley
and their families have our sym-
pathy.
It seems like every time we use
any machinery on the ranch I get
another trip to town. This Mon-
day I got stuff to fix the lawn-
mower and two tractors from
Hettinger and Bowman. Now
these cowboys have to repair
everything that busted this week.
Hopefully, they know more than
this cowboy:
A man was driving across
western South Dakota on his way
home from a rodeo late one night.
The road was deserted and he
hadn’t seen a soul for what
seemed like hours. Suddenly his
car started to cough and splutter
and the engine slowly died away,
leaving him sitting by the road in
total silence.
He popped the hood and looked
to see if there was anything that
he could do to get it going again.
Unfortunately, he had a limited
knowledge of cars, so all he could
do was look at the engine, feeling
despondent. As he peered by the
gradually fading light of his flash-
light, he cursed that he had not
put in new batteries, like he had
promised. Suddenly, through the
inky shadows, came a deep voice,
"It's your fuel pump."
The man jumped up quickly
striking his head on the under-
side of the hood. "Who said that?"
he demanded.
There were two horses stand-
ing in the pasture alongside and
the man was amazed when the
nearest of the two horses re-
peated, "It's your fuel pump, tap
it with your flashlight, and try it
again."
Confused, the man tapped the
fuel pump with his flashlight,
turned the key and sure enough,
the engine roared into life. He
muttered a short thanks to the
horse and screeched away.
When he reached the next
town, he ran into the local bar.
"Large whiskey, please!" he said.
A rancher sitting at the bar
looked at the man's ashen face
and asked, "What's wrong? You
look like you've seen a ghost!"
"It's unbelievable," the man
said and recalled the whole tale to
the rancher.
The rancher took a sip of his
beer and looked thoughtful. "A
horse, you say? Was it by any
chance a white horse?"
The man replied to the affir-
mative. "Yes it was! Am I crazy?"
"No, you ain't crazy. In fact,
you're darn lucky," said the
rancher "cuz the black horse don't
know nothin’ about cars!"
June 19, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 11
USDA/Farm Service
Agency News
The Dewey, Meade & Ziebach
County FSA offices would like to
keep you informed of the follow-
ing items important to USDA pro-
grams. If you have any questions
please contact the Dewey County
office at 865-3522 ext 2, Meade
County at 347-4952 ext 2, or
Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext 2.
IMPORTANT DATES TO RE-
MEMBER:
JUNE 17 – COC nominations
begin
AUGUST 1 – COC noman-
tions close
AUGUST 2 – Last day to sign-
up for DCP
Farm Service Agency County
Committee Nomination Pe-
riod Begins June 17
WASHINGTON, June 4, 2013
— Agriculture Secretary Tom Vil-
sack announced today that the
nomination period for local Farm
Service Agency (FSA) county
committees begins on Monday,
June 17.
"I encourage all eligible farm-
ers and ranchers to participate in
this year's county committee elec-
tions by nominating candidates
by the August 1 deadline," said
Vilsack. "County committees are
a vital link between the farm
community and the U.S. Depart-
ment of Agriculture and provide
an opportunity to farmers and
ranchers for their opinions and
ideas to be heard. We have been
seeing an increase in the number
of nominations of women and mi-
nority candidates and I hope that
trend continues.”
To be eligible to serve on an
FSA county committee, a person
must participate or cooperate in a
program administered by FSA, be
eligible to vote in a county com-
mittee election and reside in the
local administrative area in
which the person is a candidate.
Farmers and ranchers may
nominate themselves or others,
and organizations representing
minorities and women also may
nominate candidates. To become
a candidate, an eligible individual
must sign the nomination form,
FSA-669A. The form and other in-
formation about FSA county com-
mittee elections are available
online at
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/elec-
tions. Nomination forms for the
2013 election must be post-
marked or received in the local
USDA Service Center by close of
business on Aug. 1, 2013. Elec-
tions will take place this fall.
While FSA county committees
do not approve or deny farm own-
ership or operating loans, they
make decisions on disaster and
conservation programs, emer-
gency programs, commodity price
support loan programs and other
agricultural issues. Members
serve three-year terms. Nation-
wide, there are about 7,800 farm-
ers and ranchers serving on FSA
county committees. Committees
consist of three to 11 members
that are elected by eligible pro-
ducers.
FSA will mail ballots to eligible
voters beginning Nov. 4. The
voted ballots are due back to the
local county office either via mail
or in person by Dec. 2. Newly
elected committee members and
alternates take office on Jan. 1,
2014.
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).
NEXT SALE: MONDAY, JUNE 24TH
Special grass cattle & new crop lamb sale
SALE TiME 10:00 AM
Expecting 600-700 feeders, 400-500 new crop lambs
Consignments: Pairs
Consignment – 300 blk & bldy heifers (open) 600-650#
Consignment – 180 lambs 90#
More cow/calf pair, replacement heifers & grass cattle expected by sale time
Upcoming Sales:
Monday, July 1: NO SALE (Independence Day)
Monday, July 8: Special yearling and sheep sale
July 8-11: Western Video Market Sale in Reno, NV
Monday, July 15: NO SALE
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
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Registrations are now being
accepted for the Governor’s Ag
Development Summit on
Wednesday, June 26, in Pierre.
This year’s theme is “Agriculture
– A Call to Action.” 
South Dakota Department of
Agriculture (SDDA) Secretary
Lucas Lentsch invites you to par-
ticipate in the Fourth Annual
“Governor’s Ag Development
Summit” to be held at 8 a.m. CDT
at the Best Western Ramkota
Inn. At the summit, the SDDA
will update attendees on the
progress of recent agricultural
initiatives.   
Since the SDDA  has had such
a great response to the Key Lead-
ers’ Roundtable in the past, this
year, the roundtable is combined
with the Governor’s Ag Develop-
ment Summit.
The keynote speaker will be
former Congressman Charlie
Stenholm, Senior Policy Advisor
at Olsson, Frank, Weeda, Ter-
man, Matz Law Firm in Washing-
ton, D.C. In his 26 years as a U.S.
House member,  Stenholm served
on the House Committee on Agri-
culture. He earned a reputation
for building bipartisan alliances
in diverse areas such as agricul-
ture, resources conservation, food
safety, Social Security, energy,
health care and budgeting.
The Governor’s Ag Develop-
ment Summit is made possible by
support from Avera Health, San-
2013 Governor’s Ag Development
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Ag Secretary Vilsack’s Column
A Food, Farm and Jobs Bill to grow
local and regional markets
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This week, the U.S. Senate
acted in bipartisan spirit to ap-
prove the Agriculture Reform,
Food and Jobs Act – a balanced,
comprehensive bill that will drive
continued growth in rural Amer-
ica. The House of Representatives
now has another important op-
portunity to stand with rural
America and pass their version of
a bill.
People often call this the Farm
Bill – but it’s much more than
that. This is a conservation bill.
It’s a trade promotion bill. It’s an
innovation bill. It’s a jobs bill.
And it’s a bill that will help
continue a tremendous increase
in markets for locally-grown
foods. This includes creating more
farmers markets, building addi-
tional regional food hubs and
strengthening farm-to-institution
programs.
In recent years, USDA has car-
ried out a very successful Farm-
ers Market Promotion Program
that has increased the number of
farmers markets by 67% since
2008. The Senate bill expands
these efforts through its Farmers
Market and Local Food Promo-
tion Program.
This would continue to help
producers sell their product di-
rectly to consumers through
farmers markets, but it would
also help farmers who are ready
to scale up and sell to local gro-
cery stores or other institutions.
Regional food hubs, which con-
nect farmers to these larger-vol-
ume markets, would have a new
tool to expand and grow.
Passage of a Food, Farm and
Jobs Bill would help farmers de-
velop new value-added products
for local or regional sale, creating
new income opportunities in rural
America. In recent years, the
Value-Added Producer Grant Pro-
gram has already helped more
than 285 projects directly related
to local markets for agriculture.
It would continue efforts to
provide healthy, locally-grown
food in schools – building on our
work to serve 3,200 schools and 2
million students through USDA
Farm-to-School projects across
the country.
And it would provide invest-
ments in the infrastructure that
locally-oriented producers can use
to grow a better crop. This in-
cludes support for new cold stor-
age facilities, hoop houses to
extend the growing season, and
access to credit to start or expand
an operation.
The Food, Farm and Jobs Bill
isn’t just needed by America’s
farmers and ranchers – it’s impor-
tant for all of us who enjoy fresh,
local foods at a farmers market.
It’s important to ensure our na-
tion’s youngsters have access to
healthy, fresh foods. It’s impor-
tant to help create new economic
opportunity in rural America.
These are all good reasons why
Congress must get a Food, Farm
and Jobs Bill passed as swiftly as
possible.
Tree Facts
Bob Drown, Extension Specialist
Winter Burn
Many evergreens throughout
northwestern South Dakota have
winter burn injury this spring. It is
showing up as reddish-brown dead
foliage and was caused by cold
winds which dried out the needles
of evergreens last winter. Desicca-
tion occurs when the ground con-
tains inadequate moisture due to
drought, frozen ground or whenever
else a plant is unable to access mois-
ture in the soil. Windy sites are ob-
viously more prone to this type of
damage than protected locations.
Plant roots cannot uptake water
from frozen soil to replace the losses
experienced in the leaves. The
longer these conditions exist, the
more moisture is lost and death of
leaf tissue results. Early fall or late
spring freezes can kill evergreen fo-
liage when it is not adequately
hardened off. If the damage is se-
vere, some or all of the buds also
may die.
Usually the north and west sides
of trees experience the worst dam-
age from the prevailing winds.
Other conditions that can con-
tribute to a trees susceptibility to
winter burn are if it has been
planted improperly, stressed by
insects, diseases, other environ-
mental factors, fertilized at an
improper time or have poor win-
ter hardiness. Normally only fo-
liage is killed and buds and
branches usually are unaffected.
Foliage that both early fall
freezes and winter desiccation
killed often remains green as long
as temperatures are cold. Dam-
aged needles then turn brown
when temperatures rise. If the
buds were not killed, new foliage
emerges the spring or early sum-
mer. Assessment of total injury
should be made only after new
growth has occurred. Winter in-
jury often is an aesthetic problem
in evergreens but does kill trees
occasionally.
There some actions that can be
taken to reduce the incidence and
severity of winter burn in the fu-
ture. Plant only drought tolerant
trees and shrubs. Some examples
of drought tolerant evergreen
species that are less prone get
winter burn are as follows: Rocky
Mountain Juniper, Eastern Red
Cedar, Lodgpole Pine, Ponderosa
Pine and Mugo Pine. If it is a dry
year water trees adequately dur-
ing the summer and fall. There
are products available which can
reduce this injury when used
properly. They are in a group of
chemicals known as anti-desic-
cants or anti-transpirants and
sold under trade names such as
Wilt-Pruf, Nu-Film, VaporGuard,
and Stressguard. The products
used in the winter create a bar-
rier over the pores or stomates in
the leaf, which allow the plant to
breathe but reduce water loss
through transpiration.
My source for this news release
was North Dakota State Univer-
sity Extension Service. If you
would like more information
about “Winter Burn,” call Bob
Drown at the Conservation Office
at 605-244-5222, Extension 4.
All programs and services pro-
vided by the Northwest Area Con-
servation Districts are provided
regardless of race, color, national
origin, gender, religion, age, dis-
ability, political beliefs, sexual ori-
entation, and marital or family
status.
R-CALF USA along with an af-
filiate organization, South
Dakota Stockgrowers Association,
is hosting six meetings in South
Dakota. The organizations will
provide a meal for those in atten-
dance and encourage everyone to
bring a friend.
While specific topics may vary
by location they may include
predator control, oil and gas,
property taxes, grassland conver-
sion, cattle prices, COOL, GIPSA
and the sheep industry. Also a
time for question and answer will
be available.
"These meetings will be an op-
portunity for our members to
hear the latest information on is-
sues of importance." Said R-
CALF USA Membership Services
Coordinator Laurel Masterson
who added, "Additionally, they
are a perfect chance for those who
are not members to learn about
what the organizations are doing
to benefit them."
Thursday, June 20
Noon - Isabel - Sparky's Restau-
rant
Sponsors: Sparky's Restaurant,
Mike Maher, Lindskov Imple-
ment
6:30 p.m. - Reva - Community
Hall
Friday, June 21
Noon - Newell - TJ's Café
7 p.m. - New Underwood - Steve's
Superstore & Lodging (16098
Highway 1416)                      
Sponsors: FMG Feed and Seed,
First Interstate Bank, R&R
Trenching and Dirtwork 
R-CALF USA co-hosting
meetings in South Dakota
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Employment is vital, especially
for farm people
Employment and economic suc-
cess are vital to our well-being.
Persons engaged in agriculture,
like everybody else, are pleased
when success occurs in their cho-
sen vocation but particularly sen-
sitive to feelings of failure that
accompany loss of the farm or lay-
offs from agricultural occupations.
Agriculture is a vocational path
that entails production of items
we need to survive: food and ma-
terial for clothing, shelter and
fuel. That others depend on agri-
culture contributes to the agrar-
ian population feeling vulnerable
when problems occur that stop
farmers from working.
Unemployment is a threat to
our well-being. Few circum-
stances in life can erode our sense
of self-worth more than becoming
unemployed. Remaining unem-
ployed when others are gainfully
working heightens our despair.
The urge to produce food, cloth-
ing, shelter and fuel, along with
the urge to acquire the resources
that enable us to produce these
necessities, is a basic human
drive. The drive is somewhat akin
to territoriality in animals, but
more complicated. Survival of the
human species is dependent on
this drive, called the agrarian im-
perative.
Even if we are not engaged in
agriculture as our life’s work, we
feel the need to take care of our
families and to contribute to the
overall welfare of the human pop-
ulation. We can’t all be farmers or
ranchers; the vast majority of peo-
ple in the industrialized world
have other occupations that earn
income for the care of their fami-
lies and communities.
Indeed, some nonfarm family
businesses (e.g., a family-owned
restaurant or dealership) are
passed from one generation to the
next and their attachments to the
business are much like those of
agricultural producers to their
land. When business closure oc-
curs or when employees are laid
off, the unemployed people be-
come scared they won’t be able to
take care of their families, and
sometimes even themselves.
Unemployed people feel shame,
fear that they won’t obtain a new
job, and uncertainty about being
able to fulfill obligations such as
to pay for their children’s health-
care and educations. Most unem-
ployed people feel they are a drain
on society during this time, when
what they want most is to be con-
tributors.
Initially, when the bad news
becomes a reality, we gear up to
deal with assumed and real
threats by invoking the
fight/flight/freeze response, which
I wrote about in June 2012. In
other words, we try to cope with
unemployment, but when unem-
ployment becomes chronic, we
wear out from the stress.
Over time, anxiety and appre-
hension give way to depression
and sometimes suicidal thoughts.
Then, hopelessness, helplessness,
frustration, and anger become the
primary feelings associated with
unemployment.
Long-term stress takes a toll
on our immune system. I drew on
a meta-analysis of 30 years of in-
quiry by Drs. Suzanne C.
Segerstrom and Gregory E. Miller
that was published in July 2004
in the Psychological Bulletin for
an explanation.
Acute stressors lasting min-
utes to several hours actually for-
tify our immune system, for our
bodies temporarily produce more
neutrophil and macrophage cells
that congregate and produce toxic
substances that fight invading
pathogens. Antibodies can accu-
mulate, natural killer cells are re-
leased and proteins are released
that produce inflammation--the
body’s signal that it is fighting in-
vading pathogens.
Segerstrom and Miller indicate
when stress becomes chronic,
such as unemployment, almost all
functions of the immune system
become negatively affected. The
immune system can become over-
whelmed by bacterial or viral
pathogen invasions because of its
weakened defenses.
The body’s defense system can
also undergo mutations that
allow already existing predisposi-
tions to diseases, such as many
cancers, to emerge.
Behavioral health difficulties
also increase during unemploy-
ment, as illustrated by a small
rise in the U.S. suicide rate dur-
ing the current recession. Some-
times the effects are felt by the
unemployed after a recession as
well.
A longitudinal study authored
by Drs. Anthony Garcy and
Denny Vagero in the June 2013
issue of the American Journal of
Public Health, reports that the
suicide rate of 3.4 million
Swedish men and women did not
change during their deep eco-
nomic recession from 1993-1996,
but the suicide rate of men who
remained unemployed over the
next five years increased signifi-
cantly in comparison to employed
men, while the suicide rate for
Swedish women did not change
significantly, whether employed
or not employed.
The effects of unemployment
are more pronounced for farm
men than for those not engaged in
farming. The suicide rate of dis-
placed farm men quadrupled the
rate of suicide of nonfarm men
during the U.S. recession in the
1980s.
The suicide rate of women in-
dicates they were less affected by
unemployment than men.
Women shared the economic up-
heaval, stress and emotional inse-
curity of unemployment, but they
had better coping strategies than
men.
Women tended to seek emo-
tional support more readily than
men and they talked more hon-
estly than men about their frus-
trations and worries. There is a
lesson in this finding for farm
men: seek helpful supports and
talk candidly about deep con-
cerns.
Dr. Rosmann lives with his
wife on their Harlan, Iowa farm.
He can be contacted at: www.ag-
behavioralhealth.com. Suicide
Lifelife: 1- 800-273-8255.
Farm & Ranch LIfe Farm & Ranch LIfe
Dr. Rossman Dr. Rossman
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The Spirit of Dakota Award
Society is seeking nominations for
their 27th  Anniversary award
presentation and celebration.
The recipient of this award will
be announced at a banquet at the
Huron Event Center on Saturday,
October 5.  The Society will again
be honoring and hosting out-
standing women from every cor-
ner of the state.
The 2013 Spirit of Dakota
Award winner will be chosen by a
state-wide Selection Commission
including First Lady  Linda Dua-
gaard of Pierre; Glenna Fouberg,
Aberdeen; Julie Garreau, Eagle
Butte; Jean Hunhoff, Yankton;
Bette Poppen, Chairman,
DeSmet; Tona Rozum, Mitchell;
Suzette Kirby, Sioux Falls; Mar-
sha Sumpter, Kodoka; Ginger
Thomson, Brookings; Judy
Trzynka, Watertown; and Bev
Wright, Turton. The nomination
process is open to all interested
individuals or organizations who
wish to recognize an outstanding
woman in their community.
This award is presented to an
outstanding South Dakota
woman who has demonstrated vi-
sion, courage and strength in
character and who has made a
significant contribution to the
quality of life in her community
and state.
Past recipients have included
community leaders in business,
government and civic organiza-
tions and have been described in
newspaper articles as “the cream
of the crop in terms of South
Dakota’s best.” The 2012 award
recipient was Mary J Milroy, MD,
FACS of Yankton. She is called a
modern-day pioneer seeking an-
swers to health issues facing so
many women today.  Dr. Milroy is
a shining example of the qualities
that serve as a guidepost for this
generation and beyond.
Nomination forms are avail-
able by contacting the Huron
Area Chamber of Commerce,
1725 Dakota Ave S, Huron, SD
57350 (1-800-487-6673) or online
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NOTICE TO
BIDDERS
FOR TEN (10) NEW
2013 yEAR MODEL
or NEWER MOTOR
GRADERS
Sealed bids will be opened and con-
sidered at the office of the Meade
County Commissioners in the Meade
County Erskine Office Building, 1300
Sherman Street in Sturgis, SD on the
2nd day of July 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at
which time all bids will be publicly
opened, read and considered by the
Board of Commissioners.
Bids must be submitted before 1:30
p.m. on July 2, 2013.
Bid specifications and bid forms must
be used and are available at the Meade
County Auditor’s Office, 1300 Sherman
St. Sturgis, SD 57785.
Bids shall be submitted in a sealed
envelope, clearly marked on the outside
with the words “Sealed Bid-Motor
Grader”.
All bids must be accompanied by a
cashiers’ check or a bank draft on a
State or National Bank, in the amount of
5% of the gross amount of the bid, or a
bid bond in the amount of 10% of the
gross amount of the bid. All checks will
be made payable to Meade County.
Checks of the unsuccessful bidders will
be returned within 30 days after the bids
have been opened.
The Board of Meade County Com-
missioners reserves the right to accept
or reject any or all bids and to waive any
informalities or irregularities and to ac-
cept the bid which they deem to be in the
best interest of Meade County.
Ken McGirr
Meade County Highway Superintendent
Published June 19, 2013 at the total ap-
proximate cost of $15.16
NOTICE OF FIRST
READING OF
NUISANCE
ORDINANCE
First reading of a nuisance ordinance
will be held by the Board of Meade
County Commissioners on July 3, 2013
at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners
meeting room in the Meade County Er-
skine Office Building, Sturgis, SD regard-
ing the following property:
Mountain Shadow Ranch #1, Lot 6,
Block 1, Section 9, Township 3 North,
Range 6 East, BHM ,Meade County SD.
/s/ Lisa Schieffer, Meade County Auditor
Published June 19 & 26, 2013 at the
total approximate cost of $10.38
NOTICE OF FIRST
READING OF
REVISED
ORDINANCE NO. #27
First 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 3, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the
Commissioners meeting room in the Er-
skine Administrative Building, Sturgis,
SD.
/s/ Lisa Schieffer, Meade County Auditor
Published June 12 & 19 at the total ap-
proximate cost of $9.73
NOTICE OF SECOND
READING OF
NUISANCE
ORDINANCE #39
Second reading of a nuisance ordi-
nance will be held by the Board of
Meade County Commissioners on July
3, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commis-
sioners meeting room in the Meade
County Erskine Office Building, Sturgis,
SD regarding the following property:
Parcel/property located at 7113
Seeaire St., in Black Hawk, SD.
/s/ Lisa Schieffer, Meade County Auditor
Published June 19 & 26 at the total ap-
proximate cost of $9.73
NOTICE OF
ADOPTION OF
ORDINANCE NO. 38
The Board of Meade County Com-
missioners on June 5, 2013, did adopt
Ordinance No. 38 - An Ordinance Com-
bining the Offices of County Sheriff and
County Coroner.
This Ordinance incorporates and
adopts comprehensive regulations and
notice of adoption is published pursuant
to SDCL 7-18A-5.
/s/ Robert Heidgerken, Chairman
Attest:/s/ Lisa Schieffer
Meade County Auditor
First reading 5/8/2013
Second reading 6/5/2013
Adopted 6/5/2013
Published June 12 & 19, 2013 at the
total approximate cost of $13.64
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RyAN SEAGER
Cell: (605) 441-7465
Fax: (605) 859-2766
ryanseager@hotmail.com
PHILIP MOTOR,
INC.
Bus. (605) 859-2585 or 1-800-859-5557
101 W. Oak St., PO Box 816
Philip, SD 57567-0816
Chrysler • Dodge Ram • Ford-Lincoln
Faith Community
Health Service
HOURS Mon.–Fri.:
8 a.m.–12; 1 -5 p.m.
605/967-2644
After Hours
Verna Schad: 964-6114 or
605-365-6593 (cell)
Dusty’s Tire Service
PH: 605-490-8007 – Faith, SD
“Have truck will travel”
For all your on-farm tractor, truck &
machinery tire repairs call Dusty.
Leave a message if no answer
Call anytime 7 days a week!!
I have tubes & most common
tires on hand & can order in any
tire of your choice.
WEST RIVER CABLE
TELEVISION
Serving the town of
Faith, SD
1-888-411-5651
Bison, SD
H&H Repair–Jade Hlavka
3 mi. W & 3 mi. N of Howes, SD
Equip. Repair/Maintenance -
Hydraulics - A/C - Tires
Car & Light Truck Tires
Shop: 605-985-5007
Cell: 605-441-1168
Certified Diesel Tech
hhrepair@gwtc.net
Dr. Brandace Dietterle
DC Chiropractor
EVERY MONDAY
Located in
Imagine and More
Prairie Oasis Mall,
Faith, SD
PH: 415-5935
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
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
Faith Veterinary
Service
(605) 967-2212
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 am-Noon
CLOSED: SUNDAYS
For the best in critter care!
For all your Real Estate Needs
call Kevin Jensen
381-4272
Black Hills land, homes and businesses.
With values and honesty born and bred in Faith,
trust Kevin Jensen to help you
solve your real estate questions.
Kevin Jensen your friend
in real estate
Exit Realty, Rapid City
Bogue & Bogue
Law offices
Eric Bogue
Cheryl Laurenz Bogue
416 S Main St., Fai th, SD
967-2529 or 365-5171
Available for all
occasions
Birthdays
Graduations
Anniversary - Weddings
Call Diane Fees
605-748-2210 or 2244
J-1
Cakes
Hol l oway Storage
LLC
Fai th, SD
Unit sizes: 5x10, 8x20,
10x10, 10x15 & 10x20
Steel storage facility
Cal l 967-2030 or
Cel l 605-200-1451
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
email us at faithind@faithsd.com
CLASSIFIEDS • CALL 967-2161 • Email: faithind@faithsd.com The Faith Independent • June 19, 2013 • Page 16
∞ CLASSIFIED ADS ∞
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CARDS OF THANKS: Poems, Tributes, Etc. … $5.00 minimum for first 20
words; 10¢ each word after. Each name and initial must be counted as one
word.
NOTE: $2.00 added charge for bookkeeping and billing on all charges.
Classified Display Rate.....................................................$4.70 per column inch
PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertised in this newspaper is sub-
ject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise
“any preference, or discrimination on race, color, religion, sex, or national ori-
gin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimina-
tion.”
This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which
is a violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings advertised
in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
email us at
faithind@faithsd.com
PART-TIME POSITION AVAILABLE
PART-TIME chemical sprayer for road
ditches throughout Ziebach County. Must
have proper applicators license. Hours
negotiable. Immediate start date.
Open until filled.
For information/application contact
Cindy Longbrake, Auditor at
605-365-5157; PO Box 68, Dupree, SD 57623
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
The Faith School District is ac-
cepting applications for a Full-
time Certified Special Education
Paraprofessional. Applications
can be accessed on the school
website or by calling 967-2152.
Position is open until filled.
F41-2tc
The Faith School District is ac-
cepting applications for the fol-
lowing positions: Part-time Food
Service Worker; Full-time Guid-
ance/Administrative Assistant.
Applications can be found on the
school website or by calling 967-
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
LONGBRANCH IN PIERRE, SD. We
have lowered the price & will con-
sider contract for deed. Call Russell
Spaid 605-280-1067.
CABLE/SATELLITE/INTERNET
DISH TV RETAILER- Starting at
$19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High
Speed Internet starting at
$14.95/month (where available.)
SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY In-
stallation! CALL Now! 1-800-308-
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EMPLOYMENT
TEACHING POSITIONS OPEN AT
MOBRIDGE-POLLOCK School Dis-
trict #62-6 for 2013-2014 School
Year: HS Math; HS Social Stud-
ies/Language Arts; MS Special Ed-
ucation; and Birth to 2nd Grade
Special 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.
THE ROAD TO THE RIGHT CA-
REER - STARTS HERE! Statewide
construction jobs, $12.00 - $18.00
OR MORE. No experience neces-
sary. Apply online
www.sdwork.org. #constructionjob-
spaybetter.
SISSETON SCHOOL DISTRICT
OPENING: Preschool- W/WO
SPED, Contact: Michelle Greseth,
516 8th Ave W, Sisseton, SD
57262, (605)698-7613. Position
open until filled. EOE.
ENGINEERING/CAD TECHNICIAN
ñ City of Spearfish. Performs wide
variety of computer-aided drafting
and engineering support activities.
EOE. For essential job duties and
application process please visit our
website at
www.cityofspearfish.com.
NORTH DAKOTA HIGHWAY PA-
TROL TROOPER - Begin a chal-
lenging and rewarding career with
opportunities for growth and ad-
vancement. Apply at
www.nd.gov/ndhp or call 701-328-
2455. Closing dates: 6/19/13 for
applicants testing in Grand Forks
and Fargo and 7/2/13 for appli-
cants testing in Bismarck. EOE.
THE ROAD TO THE RIGHT CA-
REER - STARTS HERE! Statewide
construction jobs, $12.00 - $18.00
OR MORE. No experience neces-
sary. Apply online
www.sdwork.org. #constructionjob-
spaybetter.
SISSETON SCHOOL DISTRICT
TENT
SALE
Monday,
June 24th
10 AM–5:30 PM
Case of Strawberries $15.50
Garden Fresh Radishes 69¢ a bunch
Jalapeno Peppers $1.99 lb.
On the vine Tomatoes $1.99 lb
Lynn’s will be grilling brats under the
tent on Mon., June 24, 11 AM-1:30 PM
Get a Brat, Lynn’s Potato Salad
and a pop for $4.99
Fresh baked bread from Lynn’s
bakery 2 for $4, mix and match
…The Better Choice
Prairie Oasis Mall 605-967-2622
Faith, SD
2152. Positions are open until
filled. F40-2tc
NOTICES
RUMMAGE SALE at the Faith
Methodist Church, Monday, July
1, 7 AM - ?? F41-2tc
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-
stock Water Systems. 10 1/2
miles south of Maurine, 605-748-
2473 Merle Vig. F2-tfc
CARD OF THANKS
We would like to thank every-
one who sent cards, flowers and
phoned us on our 50th Anniver-
sary. Thank you to those that
came to our party. A special
thans to our kids Wanda and
Jack for being so thoughtful
Richard & Barb Isaacs
Openings: SPED K-12 (2 Positions),
SPED Early Childhood. Contact:
Dr. Stephen Schulte, Supt., 516 8th
Ave. W. Sisseton, SD 57262,
(605)698-7613. Positions open
until filled. EOE.
RYANíS HANGAR RESTAURANT is
seeking experienced night cook.
Must be reliable, work well with
others, enjoy fast-paced environ-
ment in a professional kitchen.
Apply online Ryanshangar.com.
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.
SISSETON SCHOOL DISTRICT
OPENING: Vocal 6-12, Contact:
Jim Frederick, 516 8th Ave W, Sis-
seton, SD 57262, (605)698-7613.
Position open until filled. EOE.
THE ROAD TO THE RIGHT CA-
REER - STARTS HERE! Statewide
construction jobs, $12.00 - $18.00
OR MORE. No experience neces-
sary. Apply online
www.sdwork.org. #constructionjob-
spaybetter.
POWERCOM ELECTRIC IS SEEK-
ING full-time electrician at any
level. Excellent pay/benefits! Sub-
mit resumes to rodb@kennebectele-
phone.com. Questions, call Rod or
Matt, 605-869-2220.
FULL TIME TECHNOLOGY IN-
STRUCTOR with or without coach-
ing (4 day school week) at the
Edgemont School District. Position
open until filled. For more informa-
tion contact Dave Cortney at 605-
662-7254 or email
dave.cortney@k12.sd.us.
QUILT SUPPLY SALE
LILA HUPP QUILT SUPPLY SALE
(30 Years worth of supplies). Fri-
day., June 21, 401 Elm St., Presho,
SD 57568, 2 pm-close. Contact
Beth Hupp for information, (605)
730-3172.
LAND FOR SALE
CHEAP LAND IN SOUTH DAKOTA!
- 40 to 640 acres starting at $399
acre. EZ seller financing, no credit
checks! Best deal USA! Joan (949)
722-7453.
LOG HOMES
DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders rep-
resenting Golden Eagle Log Homes,
building in eastern, central, north-
western South & North Dakota.
Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig
Connell, 605-264-5650, www.gold-
eneagleloghomes.com.
NOTICES
ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS
statewide for only $150.00. Put the
South Dakota Statewide Classifieds
Network to work for you today! (25
words for $150. Each additional
word $5.) Call this newspaper or
800-658-3697 for details.
SEARCH STATE-WIDE APART-
MENT Listings, sorted by rent, loca-
tion and other options.
www.sdhousingsearch.com South
Dakota Housing Development Au-
thority.
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.

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