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June 26, 2013
Mosquito pools in Brookings
and Hughes counties are South
Dakota’s first West Nile virus
(WNV) detections of the season,
the health department reported
today. To date, the state public
health laboratory has tested 57
Culex mosquito pools from Brook-
ings, Codington, Davison and
Hughes counties and these are
the first to test positive.  In 2012
the first positive mosquito pool
was detected July 2 and the first
human case was reported July 13.
“This will be the twelfth year of
West Nile transmission in South
Dakota and it may be tempting to
be complacent,” said Dr. Lon
Kightlinger, state epidemiologist
for the Department of Health.
“But West Nile can be a serious,
even fatal illness, and we need to
get in the habit of protecting our-
selves by using repellents, limit-
ing exposure and getting rid of
mosquito breeding spots.”
Kightlinger said people can
prevent mosquito bites and re-
duce their risk of WNV by:
•Using mosquito repellents
(DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eu-
calyptus or IR3535) and limit ex-
posure by covering up.
•Limiting time outdoors from
dusk to midnight when Culex
mosquitoes are most active. Culex
are the primary carrier of WNV
in South Dakota.
•Getting rid of standing water
that gives mosquitoes a place to
breed.
•Supporting local mosquito
control efforts.
These precautions are espe-
cially important for people at high
risk for complications from WNV.
This includes individuals over 50,
pregnant women, transplant pa-
tients, and people who have dia-
betes, high blood pressure or a
history of alcohol abuse.
Since its first human WNV
case in 2002, South Dakota has
reported more than 2,000 cases,
including 29 deaths. South
Dakota cases have occurred as
early as June but peak transmis-
sion is July through early Sep-
tember.
Learn more about preventing
WNV at the department’s web-
site, westnile.sd.gov, or the SDSU
Extension site,
www.sdstate.edu/sdces/issues/wn
v.cfm.
It took the Faith City Council
almost 3 1/2 hours to get through
the business on their lengthy
agenda at the June 18th meeting.
Committee reports opened the
meeting. Ambulance Director
Cindy Frankfurth reported they
had received a congratulatory let-
ter from Sanford Medical Center
commending them for their time
and effort in serving the commu-
nity. She also said Dr. Fish, from
Eagle Butte is donating an organ
spine splint that he had won. She
is working on the hardship rating
for the ambulance. They have to
advertise two hearings on it, and
also have to approve a medical di-
rector.
Police Chief Frankfurth re-
ported that the PD held satura-
tion patrols the month of May.
They are required to do them
every year. The application for
the grant for the digital speed
sign passed the first step and is
awaiting the final step. Frank-
furth passed out brochures to the
members for a C.O.R.E (Commu-
nity Organized Resources for Ed-
ucating Youth) that he is
planning to hold September 25th.
This course also called Freshman
Impact is for freshmen only. This
is a one-day prevention program
where students see up close and
learn through hands-on activities
the possible consequences of bad
choices and the lasting effects,
physically and emotionally, on
themselves, their families and
friends, and even their communi-
ties. Frankfurth has invited area
schools to participate. They will
be holding a planning meeting on
July 9th. There will be more on
this later.
Donn Dupper said his crew
will be patching streets next week
(this week now).
Debbie informed members that
the playground equipment may
not work out for the roadside
park. It has to be ADA (handi-
capped) compliant. The City no
longer has to designate their legal
newspaper yearly, when there is
only one local, they can do it for
however long they wish.
Debbie also reported for the
Exhibit Board. They met on June
10th to go through items to be dis-
posed of. They need to get the ice
house cleaned out. The Board
would also like benches and a
table on the deck there.
Mayor Haines toured the man
camp in North Dakota last week
and was quite impressed with
how clean it was. There should be
no problems with the one to be lo-
cated at Howes. They are still
waiting for approval of the Key-
stone XL Pipeline. If it goes
through, the man camp would be
set up for approximately 16
months. There could be about 40
locals hired for jobs in the cafete-
ria, etc.
Eddie Henschel came before
Council as a visitor to express his
concern on the location of the tent
during Stock Show. He didn’t
mind the carnival parking in
front of their business as they did
do business with them, but the
tent would hamper business.
Debbie said they are still working
on the location, it may be at the
lower end of the first block.
Dave Lutz, on behalf of Brosz
Engineering presented the agree-
ment to the members for the safe
room. This room will be 5500 sq.
ft, or approximately 70’x75’, in-
cluding a volleyball/basketball
court and the school kitchen. The
building will be built to withstand
200 mph wind. Their contract fee
is $55,800, which includes the
mechanical, architectural and
structural engineers. Dave said
they are looking at a pre-cast
structure, similar to the commu-
nity center, as they are the least
expensive. They would like to bid
it in December or January so they
have winter months to do the pre-
casting. Jerry Spencer and Diane
Hellekson are on the facility com-
mittee and they will be meeting
with Brosz next week.
Council received one bid for the
water tower repair, MaGuire Iron
Inc. in the amount of $24,980 to
sandblast and epoxy the interior.
Donn said this is the same com-
pany that has done all the work
on the tower. He said there is rust
inside but it is hard to tell how
much. The tower will be drained
and they will have to pump water
out of the blue storage tank for
use while the work is being done.
The question was posed as to how
much a new tower would cost.
Dave Lutz said Newell had gotten
one in the past few years and he
could find out how much theirs
was. There are grants available to
help with the cost. Debbie asked
Atty. Bogue if they could table
their decision on the bid for more
information. He didn’t see any
problem with it, it’s a pretty com-
mon practice. Dupper said he had
more questions for the bidder yet.
In the meantine, Dave found out
that Newell’s cost them around
$450,000. This was tabled to the
July 2nd meeting.
There were no comments for or
against the haying of city prop-
erty.
Three bids were opened at 7:30
for the city haying, one had no
check enclosed so was disre-
garded. Melodee Inghram bid
$2220, and Bill Hibner $2005.
Council accepted the bid from
Melodee Inghram.
Atty. Bogue had a notice of oil
lease transfer from Nakota En-
ergy. They are selling and signed
over all rights including Faith’s,
to an individual. Some of the in-
formation was missing so council
tabled this until a later date.
Debbie shared information
from Greg Fisher regarding the
drainage at his house in town.
There is a problem with water
flowing from his property to the
drainage area at Rick Smith’s. He
has had water in his basement
during the recent rain and
wanted to know how to fix the sit-
uation. Dave Lutz said he had
looked and the culverts are
smashed. They could just do
maintenance work on it and they
wouldn’t need to do any survey-
ing. To do a water study of the
area would run $7,000-10,000,
and would take several days. The
problem pre-dates ownership so it
really isn’t the city’s problem. The
two owners could do the work pri-
vately and share the expense.
Diane Hellekson said they never
had any water in the basement in
all the years they owned it, and
Cathy Smith said the same of
their house. Council tabled this
until the July 2nd meeting, and
will ask Fisher to attend.
Atty. Bogue has been working
on the job descriptions. Most of
the changes have been in the am-
bulance, pool and janitorial de-
partments. He still has some
Continued on next page
Faith City Council has full agenda at May 18th
meeting By Loretta Passolt
First West Nile positive
mosquitoes reported
The South Dakota Department
of Transportation advises mo-
torists that chip seal and fog seal
applications will be applied to the
following highways in northwest-
ern counties of South Dakota be-
ginning Monday, June 24. 
•*S.D. 34 – West of Union Cen-
ter to east of White Owl, 19 miles
•*S.D. 34 – Wyoming Line to
Whitewood, 27 miles
•*U.S. 212 – Belle Fourche to
Newell, 23 miles
*These routes will be com-
pleted before the Sturgis Motorcy-
cle Rally.
•U.S. 212 – Faith to Dupree, 20
miles
•S.D. 79 – Junction of 168 to
Harding County line, 23 miles
•S.D. 79 – Slim Buttes to Reva,
14 miles
•U.S. 85 – 8 miles north of Buf-
falo to North Dakota State line, 21
miles
•S.D. 20 – Prairie City to west
of Bison, 14 miles
•S.D. 73 – Meadow Corner to
Shade Hill, 16 miles
•U.S. 12 – Lemmon to Corson
County Line, 8 miles
Traffic will be reduced to a sin-
gle lane and controlled with flag-
gers and a pilot car.  Motorists can
expect up to 15 minute delays,
fresh oil and loose gravel.
The prime contractor on this
$4.9 million project is Jensen
Rock and Sand of Mobridge.
The overall completion date is
September 20, 2013.
For more information, contact
Joel Flesner with the South
Dakota Department of Trans-
portation at 605-892-2872.
Complete road construction in-
formation can be found at
www.safetravelusa.com/sd or by
dialing 511.  
Chip seal and fog seal projects on
highways In northwest S.D.
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Ernest Delbridge, 98, Rapid
City, died Thursday, June 20,
2013, at Rapid City Regional Hos-
pital.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 10:30
a.m. at the Central Meade
County Community Center in
Union Center with Calvin Chap-
man officiating. Burial followed
at the White Owl Cemetery.
Ernest was born December 29,
1914, in Buena Vista County in
Iowa, to David E. and Ella (Jor-
dan) Delbridge. He was brought
to South Dakota to live on his
parents' homestead where he
grew up with his brothers and sis-
ters, went to country school
through the 8th grade, and
worked for his folks. Ernest later
worked with his father and for
various neighbors when they
needed help. His mother passed
away in 1940. Ernest and his fa-
ther lived on the place together
until Ernest was 27 years old.
He married Viola Kellogg on
March 28, 1942, and they moved
a house and grainery to a quarter
section less than ¼ mile away
from his father's homestead. They
began to build buildings on their
land and bought adjoining pieces
of land as they became available.
When his father retired, Ernest
and Viola rented the home place
then bought it. This is where they
raised their family of 7 children.
After retirement in 1999,
Ernest and Viola moved to Stur-
gis where they lived in the High
Rise for four years. Due to Viola's
health, they moved in with their
son and daughter-in-law, Norman
and Susan. They moved to Coun-
tryside Estates in Faith where he
lived until October 1, 2012, when
he moved to Morningside As-
sisted Living in Rapid City.
Ernest served on the Plainview
School District for 18 years.
Ernest was an active member of
the Church of Christ. He was the
Superintendent of the Plainview
Sunday School for 18 years and
also taught adult classes. He was
a member of the Farm Bureau for
several years and was a member
of the Howes Grazing Association
for several years and also served
on the board for several terms.
Survivors include his wife,
Viola Delbridge, Rapid City; his
children, Arnold (Camille) Del-
bridge, Cedar Falls, IA, Sandra
Cox, Jefferson, OR, Harold Del-
bridge, Red Owl, SD, Norman
(Susan) Delbridge, Faith, SD,
Lyle (Juanita) Delbridge, Union
Center, SD, and Paul (Debbie)
Delbridge, Howes, SD; sixteen
grandchildren; and thirty-nine
great-grandchildren.
Ernest was preceded in death
by his parents; one son, Lloyd;
two brothers, Everett and Albert;
four sisters, Gladys, Clara, Mary,
and Lucille; one grandson, Troy
Cox; one son-in-law, Gary Cox;
one daughter-in-law, Karen Del-
bridge; and grandson-in-law,
Scott Sandquist.
A memorial has been estab-
lished to the Plainview Fire De-
partment.
Ernest Delbridge
questions so this was tabled until
the July 2nd meeting.
Another item on their agenda
was regarding pre-work health
screening and drug screening for
sesonal recreation employees.
Debbie explained that they have
never done health screening for
pool help. Council members ap-
proved holding random drug
screening though.
Council retired into executive
session at 7:40 to discuss person-
nel, and came out about an hour
later.
Debbie visited with Arrow
Transit about bus service to
Faith. They will not come more
than once a month, now that they
service Bison. Riders can meet
them at Meadow Corner once a
month and catch a ride to the
Hills. If the City would give them
$1,000 for the rest of the year
they would agree to come to Faith
the second trip of the month, on
Wednesday. Riley said it seems
like a lot for a few riders, but it’s
also nice to have the service avail-
able for those who don’t drive.
Riley made the motion to give the
$1,000, and Inghram made the
second. There was a tie vote,
which meant that Mayor Haines
had to vote and he voted yes.
Council discussed the issue of
paying members who are serving
on the building committee. They
will be holding many meetings
over the next few months and
some thought they should be
paid. Berndt felt that if one com-
mittee should be paid they all
should. Meetings will be held
without pay.
Before Bogue left for the night
he informed Council that the
school board had reviewed the
contract and made more changes,
but haven’t approved it. If they
approve it, then council’s earlier
approval will be cancelled and
they will have to approve it again.
Angela Ostrander and Cathy
Smith came before Council to ask
for a $500 donation towards the
new library sign. They have over
$800 donated, but the cost of the
project is about $2,000. They are
seeking other donations. Debbie
said Horizons is giving a dona-
tion. Council asked that they wait
for the city’s donation until they
find out how much they are going
to need yet. Council tabled their
decision until the first August
meeting.
Council approved the year-end
financial statement from Ketel
Thorstenson.
Resolution #06-18-13-01 for
the transfer of funds was ap-
proved.
The bar got their new com-
puter system but need to purchse
the software for it. Their current
software is outdated. The cost for
this software is around $1600.
Council approved the purchase.
Dupper stated he had found a
good deal on a tractor and a
Kawasaki Mule on the state auc-
tion and made the commitment to
purchase. Council approved the
purchase of the tractor for $5,000
and the Mule for $500. The Mule
will be used mostly for spraying
around town. Donn also told
Council that the street sweeper
needs to be replaced. He is hoping
to be able to find one that the old
parts would fit on. Donn thought
one would cost between $30,000 -
60,000. Council approved adver-
tising for bids for the August
meeting. They’ll probably have to
downsize their street project.
Hibners came before Council
and ask that they not mag water
their road north of town. They
thought it was in the best shape
it’s been in for quite awhile. The
mag water doesn’t last and it’s
hard on the undercarriage on ve-
hicles. Bill visited with several
neighbors in that area and the
majority didn’t water the mag
water. Several options were dis-
cussed, as tarring or chip sealing
at some time. Council rescinded
their previous motion for the mag
water. They will have Brosz do a
feasibility study on the cost of
chip sealing or tarring it from the
fairgrounds to possibly Arlie
Hulm’s turn. It was also men-
tioned that they need to consider
the area on the west side of Hwy
73, Fishers, Martin, etc.
Mike Merriman would donate
a computer for the hangar at the
airport for pilots but would like a
key code lock on the door that
would be available to pilots only.
A lock would cost $150. Council
approved purchasing the lock.
Debbie said that with the
cooler weather the pool help is
only getting in about 2 days of
work a week and wondered if
there was some other work they
could do. They can water plants,
and stain the planter at the park.
Council thought it was alright to
find something else for them to do
until it warms up.
Debbie was wondering how the
repairs are coming on the ice
house. Haines said Reid Henschel
is supposed to be getting work
done.
Berndt wondered if they
shouldn’t draw up a plat for next
year for the city mowing areas so
these mowing know the desig-
nated areas. Debbie said it would
be pretty hard to plat it. Members
also discussed lots around town
that need mowing. Dupper sug-
gested they just let the city boys
do it, then they wouldn’t have to
worry about it. Council decided to
forget the idea to plat for now.
Bob Linn submitted a quote for
cement work for the boat ramp at
the lake. The quote is for a 65’x14’
slab at a cost of $5500. The city
crew would tear out the old.
Council approved the quote.
Two building permits were ap-
proved: Greg Fisher for a split
rail fence along his property line,
running east and west (between
his and the Helms property), and
LaDonna Mielke for a deck on the
back of her house.
The final business of the night
was to review and discuss the ar-
rears list.
They will have another long
meeting on July 2nd, with several
tabled items from this week.
City council Continued from Page 1
Faith Community Health Center
Hours of Operation:
Monday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday - Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Verna Schad, CNP – Monday - Thursday
Peggy O’Connor, CNP – Monday – Friday
David Rollason, PA-C - Thursday
For appointments call:
605-967-2644 or
1-800-584-7668
June 26, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 3
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
Happy 4th of July
4th of July Flags, ice coolers, paper
plates, wine, cases of water!!
All of your 4th of July needs
Vilas Pharmacy &
Healthcare Store
Prairie Oasis Mall, Main St,, Fai th, SD-PH: 967-2123
After a long winter, it is under-
standable for South Dakotans to
want to spend as much time out-
doors as possible. Unfortunately,
ticks like the warm weather as
well, says Buyung Hadi, SDSU
Extension SDSU Extension
Urban Entomology Specialist.
"Tick bites by themselves can
pose a risk of causing tick paraly-
sis due to a toxin in the tick's
saliva. On humans, tick paralysis
is more likely to be seen on chil-
dren," Hadi said. "This effect is
reversible if the tick is removed at
the onset of the paralysis."
He adds that ticks also vector
some human diseases. Diseases
that can potentially be transmit-
ted by American dog tick and
Rocky mountain wood tick are
listed in Table 1.
Details on ticks found in
South Dakota
Generally, there are two fami-
lies of ticks: hard ticks or Ixodidae
and soft ticks or Argasidae, Hadi
explains.
"The 'hard' and 'soft' parts of
the family names refer to a
shield-like structure at the back
of the hard ticks' bodies; the soft
ticks lack this structure. Both
families are present in South
Dakota," he said.
Male and female hard ticks are
typically different in appearance.
Female hard ticks are capable of
enormous expansion upon en-
gorgement. The mouthparts of
hard ticks extend forward and are
visible from above. Soft ticks are
leathery and the males and fe-
males generally look similar. The
mouthparts of soft ticks are at-
tached below the body and are not
readily visible from above. The
habitats for the two tick families
are quite different. Hard ticks are
commonly found in wooded or
weedy areas containing a good
number of hosts such as deer, cat-
tle, dogs and small mammals.
"Soft ticks, encountered infre-
quently by human, are generally
found in animal burrows or dens,
dilapidated human dwellings and
animal shelters. Many soft ticks
are parasites on birds and bats,"
Hadi said.
He says two of the most critical
species of hard ticks found out-
doors in South Dakota are the
American dog tick or Dermacen-
tor variabilis and the Rocky
mountain wood tick or Dermacen-
tor andersoni.
While American dog ticks are
probably widely distributed
across the state, the presence of
Rocky mountain wood tick is
more limited to the western side
of the state.
American dog ticks are reddish
brown in color. The adult unfed
females measured to about 0.18
inch long, slightly larger than
adult males which measure about
0.14 inch long. When engorged,
female American dog ticks meas-
ure about 0.59 inch long. Both fe-
male and male American dog
ticks have a marbled or silvery
dorsal shield on their back. The
females' shields are relatively
short and do not cover the whole
body while the males' shield cover
the whole length of their bodies..
The immature American dog
ticks feed on small mammals and
are active in winter and spring.
The adults are abundant in late
spring and early summer and
feed on dogs and bigger mammals
including humans.
Rocky mountain wood ticks are
dark brown in color with a silver-
grey dorsal shield. Like the Amer-
ican dog tick, the female ticks
have a short dorsal shield while
the male ticks' shields extend
over the length of the body. The
size of unfed female and male
Rocky mountain wood tick are
roughly similar, about 0.2 inches
long. Engorged female Rocky
mountain wood ticks can measure
about 0.64 inches long.
Immature Rocky mountain
wood ticks are most abundant in
summer, feeding on small mam-
mals. In fact, the primary reports
of Rocky mountain wood ticks in
South Dakota came from the bur-
rows of black-tailed prairie dogs
in the western half of the state
(Kietzman 1987). The nymph and
adult ticks are active in late
spring and early summer and
they feed on medium- and large-
sized mammals.
Representation of tick-
borne diseases associated
with two common hard ticks
in South Dakota
Tick species, Human dis-
eases
American dog tick: Tularemia,
Rocky Mountain spotted fever,
Powassan encephalitis
Rocky mountain wood tick:
Tularemia, Rocky Mountain spot-
ted fever, Colorado tick fever
Risk of Lyme disease
Black-legged tick, the vector of
Lyme disease, was not found dur-
ing the 2011 tick survey in South
Dakota. However, a black-legged
tick was collected from Roberts
County in the fall of 2012.
"This was not the first time
that black-legged tick was
recorded in South Dakota. In
1969 and 1991 Burrus McDaniel,
then an entomologist with SDSU,
reported black-legged tick collec-
tion in the state," he said.
Black-legged tick or Ixodes
scapularis, is generally smaller
than the American dog tick. The
adult male black-legged tick is
about 0.04 inch in length while
the female tick is about 0.08
inches long. The female body is
reddish with a brown dorsal
shield while the male's dorsal
shield is dark brown and extends
across its body length.
Hadi says it is important to
confirm the presence of black-
legged ticks in the state. To deter-
mine whether this species is
becoming established in South
Dakota, Hadi encourages anyone
finding ticks matching the de-
scription above are encouraged to
send him the specimen for identi-
fication at the following address;
Buyung Hadi, Pesticide Educa-
tion and Urban Entomology Coor-
dinator, SAG 224 Box 2207A,
South Dakota State University,
Brookings, SD 57007, Phone:
(605) 688 6784; Cell: (605) 690
4289.
Tick samples should be sent in
a small bottle sealed with tape.
Please DO NOT crush the sample
or put the tick on tape. Include
your name, date and phone num-
ber with the bottle. If sending the
sample via post, pack the vial in
padded envelope or cardboard
container. Ticks will be identified,
but not tested for Lyme disease.
Tick Bite Prevention
Hadi encourages South
Dakotans to take preventative
measures when spending ex-
tended time outdoors.
"When entering locations with
known tick presence or with tall
grasses, wear light colored cloth-
ing, long pants, socks and shoes.
Tuck the pant legs into the socks
to decrease potential skin expo-
sure to ticks," he said. "Make it a
habit to examine one's body for
ticks after spending time in loca-
tions with known or potential tick
presence. The light colored cloth-
ing makes ticks easy to spot be-
fore they can bite."
He adds that early removal of
an attached tick is critical to
avoid contracting tick-borne dis-
eases. Using a pair of tweezers,
grasp the tick on the mouthparts
close to the skin surface and pull
with slow, steady force until the
tick is released. Twisting the tick
using tweezers is not recom-
mended since it may break the
mouthparts and leave them em-
bedded in the skin.
Tick repellents can be applied
to both skin and clothing. The
majority of commercially avail-
able tick repellents contain
DEET. If the smell and skin-feel
of DEET is bothersome for you,
try products containing IR3535.
Tick repellents containing per-
methrin should only be used to
treat clothing material and NOT
used on one's skin. Please read
and follow carefully the instruc-
tions listed on the product's label.
Ticks in South Dakota
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
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. 
Northshore Firecracker Open set
for Fourth of July
The South Dakota Department
of Transportation would like to
remind landowners that mowing
of the right of way may not begin
east of the Missouri River before
July 10.
Mowing of the right of way in
Gregory, Lyman and Tripp coun-
ties could begin on June 15.
If a person who is not the abut-
ting landowner wishes to mow
the interstate highway right of
way, he must apply for a permit
and include a waiver signed by
the abutting landowner.
Contact information for the re-
gion engineer is available on the
DOT website at
http://sddot.com/contact/
The Permit to Occupy the
Right of Way application is lo-
cated on the DOT website at
http://sddot.com/resources/forms/
The department may mow me-
dians and areas within the rights
of way prior to July 10 to control
noxious weeds and provide in-
creased safety to the traveling
public. 
Mowing of the state
right of way
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Simons FamiIy Reunion - AII Branches!!
Saturday, JuIy 6th
CentraI Meade Co. Community Center · Union Center, SD
Begins at 12:00 Noon with a potIuck meaI
Event is open to pubIic - so come by and visit!
Contact Misty at 985-5422 with any questions
Zona Vig reported that she en-
joyed her week with Thad and
Dakota Dunn and children in
Fort Collins, Co.  Great place to
recover and enjoyed part of a
Twins/Blue Jay game where our
grandson was the catcher.  Also
stopped to visit Roy Rush and
wife Johnanna at the Mountain
States Children's Home at Long-
mart, CO and visited with Bud
and Jana Frei. On the way home
she visited with family in Ernest
Delbridge's room and Gayla
Brink at the Rapid City Hospital.
Walter and Faye Fees went into
Faith on Tuesday for Walter's
therapy session.  Diane went to
Pierre that day to help Kallie
with a project.
Carmen Heidler went to
the Karen Delbridge funeral serv-
ice on Monday, then to Rapid City
for an appointment on Tuesday.
John made a trip to Philip on Fri-
day and OJ went to Philip on Sat-
urday.
Marlin and Ethel Ingalls were
in Rapid City on Wednesday for
an appointment, then on Friday
Marlin went down to the Paul
Delbridge ranch to help with hay-
ing.
Dan, Glenn and Margaret Fo-
gelman went to Rapid City on
Thursday for Margaret's eye ap-
pointment and shopping. 
Howard and I also had an ap-
pointment in Rapid City that day
and picked up a repair for the
rake.
Tracy and Justin Ingalls went
to Sturgis on Thursday to do some
spring/fall cleaning for her sister.
Tracy went back on Friday to fin-
ish up.
Branden and Lyndee Fogel-
man and girls came out to the Fo-
gelman ranch on Friday evening
with a camper and spent the
night, leaving Saturday evening.
Spud and Bernice Lemmel
went to Sturgis on Friday to at-
tend the funeral service for Ray
Murray who was their brother-in-
law.  Our condolences go out to
Mary Hanzlik Murray and her
family.
Saturday afternoon, Sam and
Cheryl  Cowles took the three
middle Voss children with them
to the Bison Ranch Rodeo.  The
children spent a few days with
the Cowles while their mom and
Denalli and Ryka are in Salt Lake
Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
Today, Sunday, was a beauti-
ful day. Sunshine, singing birds
and tall grass waving in a gentle
wind. Harold and I moved cattle
to another pasture to rotate graz-
ing from spring grasses to sum-
mer grass. Birds fly up in front of
you then appear to be injured
until they get you far away from
their nests when they miracu-
lously recover and fly away. We
live such a good life here in God’s
part of South Dakota. I was tak-
ing this for granted until we had
a friend from the West Coast
come spend 2 weeks with us. She
was up and out early every morn-
ing enjoying the peace and quiet.
She marveled at the wildlife we
see around the place almost daily.
Having lived in South Dakota she
knew about the friendly people
but said it was so refreshing to
come back to this type of atmos-
phere. Lacey, Quirt, and Rio Won-
dercheck and I took our visitor,
Penny Herman to the Faith 4-H
rodeo on Sunday, Reptile Gar-
dens in Rapid City on Wednes-
day, to Faith on Thursday, and to
Wall Drug on Friday. I’ve been to
those tourist attractions but they
have made changes. While at
Reptile Gardens, we visited with
Michele Chuplis where she is em-
ployed for the summer. All in all,
it was a good week and it re-
minded me how blessed we are to
live in Faith country.
Monday, many area peo-
ple including me, drove to Sturgis
to attend the funeral service for
Karen Delbridge. She was such a
special woman with a special
family. Nothing I say can possibly
sum up what a good person she
was and what a difference she
made in so many lives. To say she
will be missed is a terrific under-
statement of fact. Sympathy is ex-
tended to all her loved ones.
Quirt Wondercheck attended
two days of Vacation Bible School
at the Marcus church this week.
There were 13 youth at the Side-
walk Vacation Bible School. The
teen helpers were Kodi Fees, Tris-
ten and Trinity Weyer, and Abbie
Wicks. A very big thank you to
the mothers and grandmas who
helped with snacks and cleaning
the church each day.
Bev Hudson kept appoint-
ments in Sturgis on Thursday.
Wregan and Wraylee Brown
came home with her to spend the
week while their folks are at
Gallup, New Mexico attending
the Jr. High National Rodeo fi-
nals where Winston Brown is a
contestant in the goat tying. Best
of luck to Winston!
Jim and Vonnie O'Dea left Fri-
day afternoon to go to Belle
Fourche to watch Grandson
Michael Deichert in the State
High School Rodeo. He qualified
in calf roping, steer wrestling,
and team roping. Michael was in
the short-go in steer rrestling and
team roping but wasn't fortunate
enough to make it to the NHSR.
O'Deas spent Friday and Satur-
day nights with Susan O'Dea.
Saturday, Susan had a window
broken out and flowers badly
damaged from the hail.
A nasty looking storm went
through the area Saturday night
bringing rain and some hail. We
received .45 inches of rain and no
hail. Amounts seemed to vary
around the area but the Spearfish
area seems to have gotten the
worst hail damage.
Friday, Lacey, Rio, Quirt,
Penny and I stopped to visit my
dad at the Philip Nursing Home.
While we were there, Irene
(Klink) Becker hunted me up and
sold me another 1910-1960 Faith
Country Book. Even though I’ve
seen it many times there is al-
ways something new to read! I
had a couple but now have one
more for family. Thanks to Irene.
Got things to do so better get
movin’. Got any news, call 985-
5318 or e-mail me  vickywater-
land@hotmail.com  
City.  The group hurried home be-
fore the rodeo was over and got
home just in time to beat the
storm.  We had high winds, .73” of
rain and few hail stones that
evening here.
Jason, Jesse and Jake Fees
have spent as much time as they
can spare helping with the haying
and other chores at Walter and
Diane's.  Walter is still mending
from his shoulder surgery.
The Lemmels attended the
family reunion for the Mettler
side of the family on Sunday at
the Sturgis Park.
Sunday after church dinner
guests at the Cowles home were
the Larry Schuelke family and
Duane Wood. JoAnn Wood is once
again in South Carolina with
Trinity and Shawna.
Sunday night, Leon and
Suzanne Preszler came to visit at
the Dwayne Vig home.  JT,
Kelsey and Brixie also came Sun-
day evening to mow the grass and
stay for supper.
Sunday afternoon, Rod, Tracy
and Justin Ingalls went to Stur-
gis to pick up a car Justin bought
from his cousin.
Opal News
By Kay Ingalls
Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden
Central Meade County re-
ceived some moisture over the
weekend before the summer
weather settled in. Ranchers are
busy cutting hay fields as we
speak, which many couldn't pic-
ture some months ago.
There were over 50 Vacation
Bible School participants last
week at the Community Baptist
Church in Union Center. The
theme was "Jesus Is Coming
Soon" and the week included
music, Bible lessons, food deliver-
ies, swimming, crafts, treasure
hunts and more. There was a spe-
cial banquet held on Wednesday
evening of turkey, potatoes, salad,
deserts, and more. Parents and
grandparents were in attendance
to enjoy the food, music from the
children, and fellowship.The
Bible School took place from
Tuesday to Friday, which ended
at 2:30 pm that day. Approxi-
mately 20 students with several
adults spent Thursday night
camping and fishing. Teachers
and helpers for the week included
Wes Labrier, Sylvia Rhoden,
Sharon Keffeler, Jocelyn Keffeler,
Sandy Rhoden, Francie Brink,
Paige Brink, Melanie Cammack,
Melanie's sister, Susan, Amanda
Labrier, Ninu Spring, Stacey
Diedrich, Joanna Ingalls, and
Kristen Smiley. Sue Labrier
watched the young children of
some of the teachers and helpers.
The Larry Rhodens spent the
weekend near Mobridge, fishing,
hunting, and enjoying time with
friends from Rapid City and
Sioux Falls.
We have many high school and
adult rodeo participants from
Central Meade County. If one has
any news regarding placings or
just participation, please feel free
to email the information to lrho-
den@gwtc.net.
In July, Jodi Shaw will be of-
fering the opportunity to grow
and stretch your wings at an art
and photography retreat-style
class at the Shaw Ranch. One
may choose from Wednesday,
July 10 or Saturday, July 27. The
classes will take place from 1:00 -
8:00 pm and art supplies and sup-
per will be provided. The re is a
cost and you can register for the
class by going to http://jodene-
shaw.blogspot.com/p/registration-
for-retreat-and-online.html. The
emphasis will be on local birds
and wildflowers. To get an idea of
what will take place, they will
start a "birding and/or wildflower
list, make and art journal made
from a vintage book, and a special
mobile made from clay and na-
ture objects.
The Fourth of July is right
around the corner. Our country's
independence is something that
could not be bought for any price,
except for the shedding of blood
and many tears. Hopefully, our
holiday plans this year include re-
membering the long process of
forming this great nation by those
with exceptional character and
substance, our forefathers. We
are truly blessed to live here in
the USA.
email us at faithind@faithsd.com
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faithind@faithsd.com
David & Sherryl Short
were married on April 20, 1963 at Faith, SD
They will celebrate their
50th Anniversary
Sat., July 20th
in Winston, Oregon
Cards may be sent to:
David & Sherryl Short
112 NW Pintail Ave,
Winston, Oregon 97470
Faith News
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WASHINGTON, June 19,
2013 – Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack today announced funding
for 15 businesses in 10 states to
create or retain jobs and expand
economic activity. USDA remains
focused on carrying out its mis-
sion, despite a time of significant
budget uncertainty. Today's an-
nouncement is one part of the De-
partment's efforts to strengthen
the rural economy.
"The lifeblood of any successful
business is access to capital," said
Vilsack. "USDA Rural Develop-
ment's Business & Industry
Guaranteed Loan program plays
a major role in helping qualified
firms and organizations in rural
areas gain access to the capital
they need to start or expand their
enterprises," Vilsack said.
The Business & Industry Guar-
anteed Loan program aids rural
businesses by bolstering private
credit through loan guarantees
for quality business ventures. A
borrower may be an individual, a
corporation, public body, partner-
ship, cooperative organization, or
other legal entity organized and
operated on a profit or nonprofit
basis; an Indian tribe on a Fed-
eral or State reservation or other
federally recognized tribal group.
For more information on USDA's
Business & Industry program,
please visit
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP
_gar.html.
The announcements made by
Vilsack today include conditional
commitments totaling $37.6 mil-
lion. Secretary Vilsack made the
announcement as part of the De-
partment's celebration of Na-
tional Small Business Week.
For example, with today's an-
nouncement, USDA selected KMI
Group, Inc., in Kenton, Tenn., to
receive a $1 million loan guaran-
tee to purchase machinery and
equipment and provide working
capital to increase the capacity of
this global manufacturer of plas-
tic resins for molders, extruders
and compounders.
To help cope with a severe
housing shortage, Killdeer Moun-
tain Park, LLC, in Killdeer, N.D.,
is selected to receive a $4.2 mil-
lion loan guarantee to finance
housing development sites for 78
mobile homes, office space, and a
recreational building for the large
number of energy and oil field
workers moving into the area due
to the rapid growth of the Bakken
Oil Field.
Since 2009, USDA has pro-
vided more than 15,000 loans and
grants through its business pro-
grams, helping more than 60,000
rural businesses. For more infor-
mation on USDA's business and
cooperative development pro-
grams, visit
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/Busi-
ness.html.
Funding is contingent upon
the recipient meeting the condi-
tions for the loan agreement.
President Obama's plan for
rural America has brought about
historic investment and resulted
in stronger rural communities.
Under the President's leadership,
these investments in housing,
community facilities, businesses
and infrastructure have empow-
ered rural America to continue
leading the way – strengthening
America's economy, small towns
and rural communities. President
Obama and Agriculture Secretary
Vilsack are committed to a
smarter use of Federal resources
to foster sustainable economic
prosperity and ensure the govern-
ment is a strong partner for busi-
nesses, entrepreneurs and
working families in rural commu-
nities.
USDA has made a concerted
effort to deliver results for the
American people, even as USDA
implements sequestration – the
across-the-board budget reduc-
tions mandated under terms of
the Budget Control Act. USDA
has already undertaken historic
efforts since 2009 to save more
than $828 million in taxpayer
funds through targeted, common-
sense budget reductions. These
reductions have put USDA in a
better position to carry out its
mission, while implementing se-
quester budget reductions in a
fair manner that causes as little
disruption as possible.
USDA announces support for
rural businesses in recognition of
National Small Business Week
USDA support will help businesses in 10 States
Summer arrived last week so
we’ll be seeing warmer tempera-
tures. We’re supposed to be in the
80s and 90s this week. Skies were
really strange on Friday, some-
times it looked like it was going to
pour and other times it was
slightly overcast. There were
storm watches out most of the day
for various areas but we didn’t get
anything. Saturday was another
one of those days, although quite
a bit warmer. There was a tor-
nado watch for most of our area
along with a severe thunder-
storm. Shortly after 6:00 Satur-
day night, the storm came
through dumping about an inch of
rain in town, along with plenty of
wind and a little pea-sized hail.
Spearfish really got hit with hail.
About 200 skylights got broken
out of the Walmart there!
How many of you noticed the
Perigee Moon over the weekend?
Super Moon as they called it.
Once a year the moon passes the
earth at its closest point, so it was
14% closer and 40% brighter than
its usual path. I looked Sunday
night and it looked pretty bright.
As for closer, who knows!
Condolences to the family of
Ernest Delbridge. Ernest passed
away last week and his service
was held yesterday, Tuesday.
Ernest was one of our old-timers
and one always enjoyed visiting
with him. He will be missed by
many.
Cindy Escott went to Rapid on
Friday to visit her sisters, and
brother-in-law.  Friday, she and
Jeannie went out to eat, and did
some shopping together. Satur-
day, Cindy did more shopping
and met Jeannie and Carolyn for
supper.  She stayed at Carolyn
and Larry's Friday and Saturday
nite, and came home on Sunday,
after doing a little more shopping.
Eldora Fischbach went to
Rapid City last week and spent a
few days at their house. Dave was
busy here with prairie dog
hunters. They have a hunter
come from North Carolina every
year and this year he also brought
a friend from Ireland or England,
don’t remember which.
Saturday, Diane Conn and
Darlene Joprdan, Aberdeen, vis-
ited the Dan and Jayne Jordan’s
home. Others present were
Rachel, Tyler, Taryn and Ky
Caspers, New Underwood. Je-
remy and Sarah Gann arrived
back from Waco, Texas on Sun-
day.
Wayne and Karen Sletten and
Mark Bergsrud, Houston, Texas,
a nephew, were evening supper
guests of Dan and Jayne Jordan.
Jayne took Mark on a ranch tour
on two 4-wheelers, much to the
delight of Mark as he viewed the
beautiful green grass, Angus cows
and calves.
Dan Jordan accompanied
Melvin Dutton and company to
Canada on a bear hunt. A memo-
rable trip it was, with lots of fun
stories Dan told! He really en-
joyed the good fishing there, too.
His bear diminished in size from
the time he was running toward
Dan and the time Dan walked up
to it after shooting it!
George and Annelle Afdahl
spent part of last week at the Juel
Afdahls at Torrington, WY, where
they attended two of Blake’s
baseball games and a youth
rodeo. On the way home Thurs-
day they visited with the Jerry
Afdahl family at Rose Tax’s in
Rapid City.
Unfortunately, none of our
FHS Rodeo Club members had
any luck at the State HS Rodeo in
Belle Fourche over the weekend.
Some were close but fell a little
short. They are all to be com-
mended on a great effort! Several
kids from our area qualified for
the National HS Rodeo to be held
in Rock Springs, WY in July:
Kash Deal and Cassy Woodward
from Dupree, Trig and Tayte
Clark from Meadow, Jordan and
Joshua Hunt from south of Faith.
The top four in each event quali-
fied for the National HS Rodeo to
be held in July.
The weather doesn’t seem like
it’s been the best for swimming.
Now that summer has officially
arrived it will hopefully be better.
Swimming lessons are also on the
schedule to begin soon.
Remember, the library is open
every weekday morning form 9:00
to 1:00. The HOP display is there
through the month of June. Go up
and check it out before it’s gone.
Besides books, you can also check
out movies. And e-books are also
available.
Next Thursday is the Fourth of
July. The city will be having a
fireworks display this year. It will
be at dusk at Durkee Lake. As
usual, they will be taking dona-
tions at the lake entries, so please
help them out so they can have
another big one next year. There
is also the Northshore Fire-
cracker Open and, I would guess,
the swimming pool will be open in
the afternoon. And as you cele-
brate the day, remember those
who gave their lives so we can
enjoy our freedom.
All meals served with milk and
bread. Menu subject to change
without notice.
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
Mon., July 1: Breaded Baked
fish, Company potatoes, Stewed
tomatoes, Tropical fruit
Tue., July 2: Hamburger
on/bun, Hash browns, Baked
beans, Tomato slice on lettuce,
Pears
Wed., July 3: Brat on bun,
Oven browned potatoes, Sauer-
kraut, Peas & carrots, Can-
taloupe
Thur., July 4 & Fri., July 5:
No Meals
Sr. Citizens Menu Sr. Citizens Menu
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EQUIPMENT: Ford 5000 diesel, 3 pt. comfort cab, 2 hydraulic
outlets, low hours; Hesston 5545 round baler, 4’x5’ bale; John
Deere 640 side delivery rake; Massey Ferguson Model 124 small
square baler; Dual 325 loader; older side delivery rake; WD 45
Allis Chalmers tractor; 3 pt. bale spear; 6 . single stage, 3 pt.
snow blower, excellent shape; 12” and 16” Case backhoe buckets;
6 ., 3 pt. rear blade angles; new bucket mount bale spear; older
manure spreader, wood box; Speedco post hole digger, needs
PTO sha; Vermeer 3 pt. bale unroller, adjustable; 443 Allis
Chalmers small square baler, needs work; 3 pt. rotating wood
splitter; bale elevator for small square bales; 10,000 watt PTO,
Winn Power generator on transport; Ford 4000 tractor, gas en-
gine with 320 DuAl loader; hay sweep for 320 DuAl loader.
RANCH & LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT: (11) 10 . shop made
portable corral panels; (2) 10 . shop made portable panel with
walk through gates; (4) round bale feeders; creep feeder; older
calf branding table; portable livestock mineral feeder; (3) rubber
tire water tanks, 30” deep, 5’ across; (10) 12 . mesh ranch pan-
els, 52”x16’; (15) 7’x10’ wood windbreak panels, made with 2”
material, half see-thru mesh; used tin, various length; used wire,
both barb and mesh; portable cement mixer, electric motor, ex-
cellent shape; 3 pole engine hoist framework; 300 gallon fuel tank
and stand; tire chains, tractor and pickup; assorted truck and
pickup tires; cables and ropes; some wood line posts; branding
stove; wagon running gear; (20) 8’ used railroad ties; assorted
pipe.
BOATS & SPORTING EQUIPMENT: 1990 Yamaha Phaser
snowmobile, runs great; 1995 Skidoo snowmobile, recently had
$1,200 worth of repairs; 1966 Polaris Mustang snowmobile,
needs work; 1998 Ultra Classic Harley Davidson motorcycle, full
aring sides, hard packs and top; 15½’ aluminum canoe, excel-
lent shape, licensed; 15½’ Wards Sea King aluminum shing boat
trailer; 15½’ Gastron walk through boat with windshield, Mer-
cury 650 motor and trailer; 9 hp boat motor; brand new 2-man,
quick assemble ice shing shelter; ice shing augers; 8’x10’ can-
vas wall tent, 4’ side walls; Honda TRX 200 ATV, not running;
Honda 185 motorcycle for parts; snow skies; (5) folding canvas
cots; sh poles and tackle; camp stoves; assorted camping gear;
gun cases, hard; Hereford stock saddle, 15” tree; Courts stock
saddle, 14” tree; 12’x14’ canvas wall tent; a few spurs; set of chaps;
halters, bits, saddle blankets, etc.
SHOP ITEMS & MISCELLANEOUS: Homelite gas driven
winch; extension and step ladders; shovels, bars, picks; assorted
power tools; assorted carpenter and mechanic tools; propane
forced air furnace; (2) push lawn mowers; rabbit hutches; used
window; (10) small iron wheels; iron wagon rims; assorted pipe;
used 16-9-3 tractor tires; 13-6-28 tractor tires; grill guards for
pickups; side box tool box for pickup; gas cans; numerous items.
HOUSEHOLD & COLLECTIBLE: (2) pellet stove, one White-
eld; 5 and 10 gallon cream cans; bualo skulls; 110 meat saw;
6-person hot tub, new control, top needs work.
VEHICLES: 1973 Ford pickup 360 V-8, 4 speed, 4x4, body rough;
triple axle equipment trailer, homemade bumper pull, brakes on
2 axles; 2-place snowmobile trailer; topper for short box Chevy;
1994 6’8” x 16’ aluminum gooseneck stock trailer, good condi-
tion; 1970 F600 Ford truck, 16’ box, metal bed and sides, hoist,
V-8 engine, 4-speed w/2-speed; 1994 8’x24’ gooseneck atbed
trailer with xed dovetail.
Owners: DennIs Anderson, Deadwood, SD
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Attention residents:
Thieves are among us. Keep
your belongings LOCKED. Let’s
all keep an eye open for them so
they can have a one-way trip out
of Faith, SD.
Debora Wicks
Death tax destroys a lifetime of
hard work
Family farms, ranches, and
businesses are the life-blood of
our South Dakota communities.
As anyone who has built a busi-
ness can tell you, success did not
happen overnight. These families
have scrimped, saved, and built
job-creating businesses all with
the hope and promise of passing
their success on to the next gen-
eration. Families who live and
work on their land view farming
and ranching as a way of life and
take seriously their calling to be
custodians of the land they farm
and ranch. It is important to
them that future generations
have the opportunity to care for
their land and contribute to the
communities they hold dear. It
often takes generations to build a
flourishing family business, but it
only takes one bad Washington
policy to destroy it.
The federal estate tax, com-
monly referred to as the death
tax, forces grieving families to
pay a tax on their loved one’s life
savings that was built from in-
come already taxed when origi-
nally earned. The tax imposes a
rate as high as 40 percent on an
estate during the transfer of own-
ership upon the death of a loved
one. Many of these businesses are
“land rich and cash poor,” mean-
ing that the value of the business
is in the land and in the business
equipment. These businesses do
not have substantial liquid assets
sitting around to pay the 40 per-
cent tax when a loved one passes
away. As a result, the death tax
often requires that business as-
sets are sold simply to pay the
tax, making passing on farms and
businesses to the next generation
even more difficult.
Currently more than 70 per-
cent of family businesses do not
survive to the second generation,
and 90 percent of family busi-
nesses do not survive to the third
generation.  Family businesses
can find themselves in a situation
where estate taxes owed are more
than the value of the liquid assets
available to pay the tax. This is
certainly the case throughout the
Midwest and in South Dakota
where we have seen land values
increase dramatically. In South
Dakota we’ve seen farmland
prices increase by over 50 percent
in just the past five years.
I believe that repeal of the de-
structive death tax is critical to
keeping family farms and busi-
nesses intact across South
Dakota. Recently, I introduced
the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2013
which would permanently repeal
the federal death tax. I am com-
mitted to promoting policies that
provide incentives to grow family
business and support building our
economy, which starts with a per-
manent end to this unfair tax. 
Dear Parents,
Are you just finding out about
the Common Core State Stan-
dards and curriculum that are
presently being pushed into every
school classroom? Don’t feel bad;
that was part of the plan. Those
behind this new education pro-
gram did not want any pesky
parental interference until it was
so entrenched in the schools there
would be no stopping it.
Money and a promise to get rid
of No Child Left Behind was the
motivation; however, not every
school will receive money and the
cost of the program could run as
high as $1.6 billion to implement.
Many foundations such as Bill
and Malinda Gates gave $100
million towards Common Core.
Why?  Gates can make billions of
dollars back. A major part of the
CC program is for every child to
learn digitally with e-books from
computers in the classroom. All
tests will also be given on comput-
ers as well, including the big as-
sessment system coming at the
end of 2014 –’15. How much eas-
ier it will be to gather data on stu-
dents and program and
reprogram them to “politically
correct” viewpoints on the com-
puters?
Do the assessments help a
teacher evaluate a student? NO!
They evaluate if the student is
being taught the CC material.
The questions are about the stu-
dent, his life and include ques-
tions about his home and parents.
One question in a first grade
manual asks the student to
choose from the multiple an-
swers. My mother (asks  nags) me
to clean up my room. The correct
CC answer is nags!!!!!
Although CC claim that the
standards compare to the top per-
forming countries as Finland,
Japan and New Zealand whose
standards emphasize the basic
skills, evidence  fails to bear this
out. By the time a student
reaches 8th grade, he will be be-
hind two years.
The Constitution does not
mention public education, leaving
the responsibility “to the States,
respectively, or to the people”
under the 10th amendment. Who
knows more about their children
than their parents?
Accept not my word, but do
your research.
“I am one. I cannot do every-
thing. And because I cannot do
everything, I will not refuse to do
the something I CAN do.  What I
can do, I should do and what I
should do, and by the grace of
God, I will do.” ~ Edward Everett
Hale
“If we are to have real peace, we
must begin with our children.” ~
Ghandi
Marie DeKnikker
Cambridge, Idaho
Letters to the Editor
South Dakota Health Care As-
sociation’s Century Club is in
search of the 2013 Centenarian of
the Year. In order to qualify for
this honorable recognition, your
birth date must be before Novem-
ber 25, 1904. You must be at least
108 years old to be considered to
earn this recognition!
According to Century Club
records, Dorothy Antritter who
lives in Watertown, SD, was born
November 25, 1904, is currently
the eldest living South Dakotan
and is anticipating celebrating
her 109th birthday!  Therefore, if
you are aware of a South Dakota
resident who is older than
Dorothy, please contact our office.
The Century Club is open to
everyone in the State of South
Dakota upon reaching his or her
100thbirthday. There are no dues
and every inductee receives a spe-
cially designed, framed certificate
and membership card. The Cen-
tury Club has received nearly
1,050 applicants to induct since it
began in 1997.  A specially de-
signed, framed certificate will be
presented to the current eldest
living Century Club Member rec-
ognizing him or her as the “Cen-
tenarian of the Year." 
If you know someone in your
community that would qualify for
the Centenarian of the Year or
you want an application to induct
someone in to the Century Club,
please contact LuAnn Severson,
Century Club Coordinator, South
Dakota Health Care Association
at 1-800-952-3052 or write: Cen-
tury Club, South Dakota Health
Care Association, 804 N Western
Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 or
you may download an application
at www.sdhca.org.  
Searching for oldest living
South Dakotan
June 26, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 7
Grand River Roundup
By Betty Olson
email us at faithind@faithsd.com
Monday:
Breakfast: Burritos
Lunch: Hot Hamburger – $4.29
Sandwich: BBQ Chicken
Tuesday:
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch: Tacos – $4.29
Sandwich: Rueben
Wednesday:
Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy
Lunch: Asian – $4.29
Sandwich: Hamburger
Thursday:
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch: Cassserole – $4.29
Sandwich: Philly Steak & Cheese
Friday:
Breakfast: Burritos
Lunch: 2 Piece Chicken Dinner – $4.29
Sandwich: Hamburger
…The Better Choice
Prairie Oasis Mall 605-967-2622
Faith, SD
Pretty wild weather this week,
wasn’t it? Summer officially ar-
rived on Friday and the drought
has been broken. We’ve got 2.32
inches of rain in three downpours
on Friday and Saturday, along
with a ton of wind. We didn’t have
any hail here, but several of our
neighbors got hammered by hail
and estimated 100mph winds.
West of Sorum, the wind blew
Tommy Fabris’ ultra-light air-
plane out of his shop and totaled
it. Trees blew down all over Eric
and Amanda Schuchard’s yard
and the wind almost blew a cou-
ple of their kids away! Jonathan
and Erica Wiechmann were driv-
ing into their yard northeast of
Bison when wind tore the porch
right off their house and slammed
it into the pickup they were driv-
ing, smashing the windshield and
wrecking the pickup. The wind
did a lot of damage to their build-
ings and corrals, but thankfully
no one was injured!
The High Plains Western Her-
itage board met Tuesday in
Spearfish and Bob Christofferson
was selected as our newest direc-
tor. The Heritage Center will cel-
ebrate the National Day of the
American Cowboy on July 20th
with a Campfire Series show at
2:00 that afternoon. The official
National Day of the American
Cowboy is July 27, but the Her-
itage Center is celebrating a week
early so we don’t interfere with
another celebration at New Un-
derwood on the 27th. For more in-
formation on that one, contact
Slim McNaught at Slim's Custom
Leather, 110 S. Madison Ave,
New Underwood, SD 57761
(605)754-6103. 
Bob Hanson read the story Jan
Swan Wood had written about
our local cowgirl, Jessie
Hotchkiss, in the Tri-State Live-
stock News and called me to see if
I would accompany him to the
Hotchkiss ranch to meet Jessie on
Wednesday. She’s interested in
the bridle horse tradition of riding
and Bob had tied a fancy knot he
wanted to give Jessie. Her par-
ents were as interested as Jessie
was to see the different ropes and
whips Bob brought to show her.
Besides the fancy knot he made
for Jessie, he brought a horse hair
rope, a grass rope, a rawhide lar-
iat, and a beautiful leather whip
to show us.
Sandy Hotchkiss invited us in
for coffee and we dined on freshly
baked peach pie, topped with
thick sweet cream while Bob told
Dan some of the welding tricks
he’s learned during his 94 years
on this old earth. Bob is one of my
very favorite old cowboys and has
led a colorful life. He was raised
on a ranch near Bison, knew most
of the old-time cowboys, and is a
wonderful horseman. He was a
POW during WWII, is an out-
standing blacksmith and welder,
and was a Perkins Co. deputy
sheriff and EMT for several
years. As soon as I got back to the
ranch, I called Jan Wood and
she’s going to interview Bobby in
July for a story in the Tri-State.
That should be really interesting!
While I’m on the subject of old-
time cowboys, I’m trying to locate
relatives and acquaintances of
the old cowboys who came north
with the cattle herds who still live
in this area. I’m gathering infor-
mation about Dode Wiley, Jim
Brumley, Frank Beck, George
Shipley, Ed Dippert, SPY Wilson,
Fred Jennewein, Billy Marty,
Lewis Painter, Russ Wilson,
Greenup Mosely, Billy Clanton,
Pecos Dick Turbiville, Tennessee
Vaughn, Paul and Thornton
Ames, and other old cowboys who
stayed in this area after the
roundup days were over. If any of
you have information to share be-
fore the American Cowboy cele-
bration at the Heritage Center in
July, email me at bets_reva@hot-
mail.com or call me at 605-855-
2824.      
Growing up in Bison, I look for-
ward to the annual Gala Days cel-
ebration and this year was even
more special. Bison High School
held an all-school reunion Satur-
day and we had a wonderful time.
Eight members of my graduating
class of 16, Alyce Loftsgaard
Kriege, Rose Sander Hafner,
Betty Vetter Nelson, Ron Kopren,
Greg Deibert, Wayne Palmer,
Terry Haggart and I  gathered in
the afternoon at Mom’s Café to
look through the old school annu-
als and reminisce about the “good
old days”. Five of our classmates,
Linda Jackson, Leon Anderson,
Tim Lane, Reed Loughlin, and
Bob Erickson, are no longer with
us, but Sandy (Butler) Leonard
attended grade school with us
and she came to our gathering. 
That evening we joined other
Bison graduates and former
teachers for supper and a pro-
gram at the school gym. The
storm hit while we were eating
and the lights went out for a
while, but as soon as electricity
was restored, we were able to
enjoy the entertainment and visit
with old friends. It’s amazing how
the years change people and we
had trouble recognizing folks we
grew up with. And they had a
hard time recognizing us!
Terry Haggart from my gradu-
ating class sent me this about the
perks of reaching 60 or being over
70 and heading towards 80!
•Kidnappers are not very in-
terested in you.
•In a hostage situation you are
likely to be released first.
•No one expects you to run -
anywhere.
•People call at 9 pm and ask,
"Did I wake you?"
•People no longer view you as
a hypochondriac.
•There is nothing left to learn
the hard way.
•Things you buy now won't
wear out.
•You can live without sex but
not your glasses.
•You get into heated argu-
ments about pension plans.
•You no longer think of speed
limits as a challenge.
•You quit trying to hold your
stomach in no matter who walks
into the room.
•You sing along with elevator
music.
•Your eyes won't get much
worse.
•Your investment in health in-
surance is finally beginning to
pay off.
•Your joints are more accurate
meteorologists than the national
weather service.
•Your secrets are safe with
your friends because they can't
remember them either.
•Your supply of brain cells is
finally down to manageable size.
•And never, under any circum-
stances, take a sleeping pill and a
laxative on the same night.
USD announces academic
honors for 2013 Spring
Semester students
VERMILLION, S.D. – Univer-
sity of South Dakota students re-
ceiving academic honors for the
2013 Spring Semester have been
announced.
Students achieving Dean’s List
honors total 1,641 full-time stu-
dents while 459 part-time stu-
dents have been cited with
Academic Recognition honors.
Students earn Dean’s List dis-
tinction by achieving a GPA of at
least 3.5 while maintaining a
course load of 12 or more credit
hours with no incomplete or fail-
ing grades. Part-time students
are eligible for Academic Recogni-
tion by completing at least 12
hours prior to the current semes-
ter earning a minimum of three
and up to 11 credit hours during
the term and achieving a GPA of
at least 3.5 with no failing or in-
complete grades.
Additionally, 21 students en-
rolled at the University of South
Dakota School of Law attained
Dean’s List recognition this
spring. To be named to the School
of Law Dean’s List, law students
must achieve either a GPA of
85.00 or greater for that semester
or rate in the top 10 percent of
their class for that semester,
whichever group is smaller. The
list is not based on cumulative
grade point average, and first se-
mester, first-year law students
are not eligible for the law
school’s Dean’s List.
The South Dakota Board of Re-
gents sets the policy for Dean’s
List eligibility.
Students receiving academic
honors for the 2013 spring semes-
ter are listed below by hometown
and honor received:
Tait B. Simonson, Faith (Aca-
demic Recognition); Annie Mul-
loy, Union Center.
Campus News
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Independent of your
change of address before
moving or as quickly as
possible, so as not to
miss a single issue.
Future Longhorns … enjoyed learning some basketball skills from their older role models. During
BB camp held at Faith. Coach Siers, from Naples, Florida, held travels the world during the summer putting on BB
camps. Photo by Aime Schauer
A total of eight 21st Century
Community Learning Center
grants have just been awarded to
provide funding for academic en-
richment opportunities for stu-
dents.
Grants range from $50,000 to
$150,000 a year. While some of
these funds go to schools, the
grants must specifically support
programs offered outside of school
hours. Projects are funded for a
period of five years based upon
successful implementation and
annual reviews. A total of 36 or-
ganizations applied for funding
this year.
This year’s recipients include:
•Belle Fourche School District
•Boys and Girls Club of Water-
town
•Dupree School District
•Huron School District
•McIntosh School District
•Mitchell School District
•Sioux Falls Volunteers of
America
•Stanley County School Dis-
trict
The 21st Century Community
Learning Centers provide a range
of high-quality services that sup-
port student learning and devel-
opment. Academic enrichment,
tutoring, mentoring, homework
help, music, arts, sports and cul-
tural activities are key compo-
nents of the grants. The learning
centers also offer literacy and
other educational services to fam-
ilies of participating children.
The program is authorized
under Title IV, Part B, of the Ele-
mentary and Secondary Educa-
tion Act, as amended by the No
Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Eight after-school programs
funded through grant
High School cowgirl Karlee Pe-
terson of Sturgis won a total of
$254 and the T-shirt for being the
high-money winner at Ropes and
Goats in Faith on Tuesday, June
18, 2013. The T-shirt from Kef-
feler Kreations is printed with the
theme, “Give it all you got, but
give God the glory.”
Cole Brewer of Dupree recited
Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and coura-
geous. Do not be afraid; do not be
discouraged, for the LORD your
God will be with you wherever
you go.”
Without the help of all the vol-
unteers, discouraging it would be;
thanks to so many people that
make Ropes and Goats possible.
Ropes and Goats results:
All contestants get three runs.
Jr Jr Boys and Girls Goat Rib-
bon Snatching
Kaycee Groves 23.96 $40
Jess Harper 25.32 $24
Drew Harper 27.51 $16
Jr Girls Goat Tying
Susan Wilken 28.02 $60
Kailyn Groves 29.55 $36
Tayla Thorstenson 31.37
$24
Junior Boys Goat Tying
Harland Groves 30.14 $45
Sr Girls Goat Tying
Autumn Thorstenson 26.48 $100
Open Girls Goat Tying
Karlee Peterson 25.26 $120
Jr Girls Breakaway Roping
Tayla Thorstenson 4.44(1 hd)
$52.50
Jr Boys Breakaway Roping
Hugh Groves 4.89(1 hd) $60
Sr Girls Breakaway Roping
Karlee Peterson 11.67 $80
Mikenzy Miller 8.99(2 hd) $48
Tearnee Nelson 2.94 $32
Open Girls Breakaway Rop-
ing
Tanielle Arneson 21.95 $90
Karlee Peterson 6.45 (2 hd) $54
Lorna Shoemaker 19.86 (2 hd)
$36
Calf Roping
Wylee Nelson 43.23 $120
Karlee Peterson wins
big at Ropes and Goats
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Washington, DC – U.S. Sena-
tors Tim Johnson and John
Thune announced today that leg-
islation to facilitate construction
of a visitor center at the Minute-
man Missile National Historic
Site was unanimously approved
by the Senate. Johnson and
Thune’s legislation would trans-
fer approximately 29 acres of Na-
tional Forest Service land to the
National Park Service to con-
struct a visitor facility and pro-
vide parking. The legislation now
heads to the House of Represen-
tatives for consideration.
“The Minuteman Missile Na-
tional Historic Site provides a
unique window into the history of
the Cold War,” said Johnson, a
member of the Energy and Natu-
ral Resources Committee. “With
the land to construct a visitor cen-
ter, the Park Service will be able
to more fully tell the story of this
historic site to visitors from
around the world.  I am glad the
Senate approved this legislation,
and I hope the House will do the
same so work can begin on the
visitor center.”
“The Minuteman Missile Na-
tional Historic Site is a reminder
of the important role that South
Dakota played in the Cold War
arms race,” said Thune. “Provid-
ing additional land to the Minute-
man Missile site to be used for the
development of a visitor’s center
will make a piece of South
Dakota’s past more accessible to
students of history from around
the globe. I am pleased the Sen-
ate has passed this important leg-
islation, and I urge the House to
quickly follow suit, leading the
way for the president’s approval.”
The launch control facility and
missile silo that make up the
Minuteman Missile National His-
toric Site were preserved to illus-
trate the history of the Cold War
and the role the Air Force’s Min-
uteman II Missile defense system
played in efforts to preserve world
peace. 
The legislation builds upon a
law passed in 1999 that estab-
lished Minuteman Missile as a
National Historic Site. The land
transfer provided in the bill
would allow for the construction
of a visitor center and administra-
tive facility at Exit 131 off of I-90
(about 70 miles east of Rapid
City). The bill would also transfer
3.65 acres near the missile silo for
visitor parking and other admin-
istrative uses. Congress provided
funding for the construction of the
visitor center when the Site was
established.
The Minuteman Missile con-
sists of the Delta-01 Launch Fa-
cility and the Delta-09 Missile
Silo, located about 11 miles from
one another on Interstate 90.  
Johnson and Thune reintro-
duced the Minuteman Missile Na-
tional Historic Site Boundary
Modification Act (S. 459) on
March 5, 2013. The Senate En-
ergy and Natural Resources Com-
mittee favorably reported the bill
on March 14, and the full Senate
approved the measure by unani-
mous consent on June 19.   
Minuteman Missile Bill approved by Senate
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A light meal will be
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June 26, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 9
The Sunday School snake hunt
By David Paul
Janet and I, with our kids,
moved from Iowa to the Faith
country north of Maurine in the
spring of 1976. Our first years, we
attended worship services at
Bethel Lutheran Church in Faith
in the summertime until the be-
ginning of winter chores. Then we
attended Prairie Home Church at
Maurine until the next summer.
We liked the arrangement of wor-
shipping at these two churches in
those first years because we came
to know more people and also be-
cause Bethel Lutheran had 8a.m.
church service in the summer-
time.
About once a month, Dr.
Wayne Sletten would organize a
Sunday outing after Sunday
School. The women would all
pack a picnic lunch and Wayne
would lead us on an outing. Dr.
Sletten had been the Faith coun-
try veterinarian for some years
and his service calls had ac-
quainted him with most of the
people and all the interesting
places in the area. I don’t remem-
ber them all, nor did we get to go
on all of them. We hiked the Slim
Buttes; hiked and heard of the old
Sweeny Ranch on Sulfur Creek,
climbed Sheep Mountain...and
may more.
During these years we were
also leasing the old Butler Place
on Rattlesnake Creek east of
Faith. One day Wayne asked me,
“Could we climb Rattlesnake
Butte next Sunday?” I had on one
occasion already climbed the
butte so my first thought was,
“Oh, NO”“ But then we were new-
comers. What did we know? And
this was no ordinary Sunday
School class.
The next Sunday right after
services, with our picnic lunches
packed, the Sunday School cara-
van left Bethel for Rattlesnake
Butte. At the base of the butte we
ate our lunch. Then this group
armed themselves for the charge
up the butte. Out came pistols,
long pipe snares, and yes, BB
guns armed the youngest sol-
diers.
Rattllesnake Butte is easy to
climb on one side. My memory
says that past half way up we en-
countered a slide area of shale. At
this point there was some division
in ranks. As we stepped out on
the shale, immediately from
under the rocks came a loud and
continuous buzzing of rat-
tlesnakes. We couldn’t see them
be we heard loud and clear that
they were there. The brave hearts
went forward, crossed the shale
and climbed the cap rock to the
summit.
What happened next is hard to
put into picture form/words. It
was pure pandemonium. Pistols
blazing. Snakes twisting and
buzzing caught in the snares on
the long pipes seemed to be in
everyone’s face. The sound of BBs
rolling to and fro as air rifles were
cocked and fired. Men shouting of
their trophies and boys yelling,
“Look! Look! Look! There’s one!”
Rattlesnakes were everywhere on
all the ledges and cavities in the
cap rock.
The assault ended almost as
quickly as it began and left in its
wake were the spoils of war.
Thank you, Wayne, for a great
memory.
If you have diabetes and are on
Medicare, you have an important
decision to make in less than one
month.
You have probably heard that
Medicare is changing the system
through which you get your dia-
betes testing supplies. So unlike
now, when you can order supplies
from thousands of mail order
companies, beginning July 1
you’ll only be able to order from
18.
There is little question that
this new system will be better in
the long run.  The government
will save money and you will see
your co-pay and deductible
amounts decrease. For example,
patients testing one time a day,
before July 1, have an average co-
pay of approximately $14.47 on
their testing supplies. After July
1, for the same order, the co-pay
will decrease to approximately
$4.49. This is a savings to you of
almost 70%! The actual cost may
be even lower or no cost at all if
you have secondary insurance.
Yet despite these significant
benefits, in the short term this
new system is causing confusion
for patients who must change
providers. They don’t know where
to begin.  And this makes them
vulnerable to scammers who
might see an opportunity to trick
patients into giving personal in-
formation.
At Diabetes Care Club, we
have heard these types of con-
cerns from people who call
searching for a new provider.
They are rightly apprehensive
about moving to another company
and don’t know exactly what
questions to ask. 
Patients wonder what matters
most when choosing a provider.
And, of course, the answer to that
question depends on what the pa-
tient values most. Still, after
years in the diabetes care indus-
try, I believe there are some key
points that patients and their
caregivers should consider before
selecting a provider to trust with
their healthcare needs.
•How much experience
does the provider have? A
provider should have a proven
record of excellence in distribut-
ing diabetes supplies and re-
sponding to large numbers of
customers. If you receive a call or
email from a provider and are un-
sure of their legitimacy, it is im-
portant to check your sources
before providing any personal in-
formation. Medicare will not
call patients about this
change so if you receive a call
claiming to be from Medicare,
it is a scam.
•Is the provider big enough
to handle more customers
without disruption? A provider
should be able to explain in detail
how it has prepared to take on
thousands of new customers be-
ginning on July 1.
•Is diabetes the provider’s
main focus? Ideally, a provider
should make diabetes care its top
priority rather than spreading its
resources over a range of medical
issues.
•What ordering options
does the provider offer? A
provider should allow patients to
order testing supplies by phone,
email, or online and offer conven-
ient hours for customer support.
•Does the provider accept
“assignment?”  All mail-order
providers must accept assign-
ment, which means they cannot
charge more than the prices set
by Medicare.  But retail outlets
like pharmacies do not have to ac-
cept assignment and can charge
more.  It is important to ask to
make sure you are not paying
added costs.
•What products does the
provider stock?  A quality
provider should offer a wide
range of products so that patients
can get a product that best meets
their needs.
•Does the provider handle
all the paperwork? A quality
provider will handle any paper-
work associated with Medicare,
saving patients time and effort
with these confusing forms.
•Does the provider deliver
on time and for free? Patients
should expect their provider to
cover the costs of shipping and
guarantee that testing supplies
will arrive on time and in proper
condition.
I also recommend that patients
and their caregivers visit
www. Nati onal Di abetesSup-
plyFinder.com, a website that
helps people find the names of all
18 providers authorized by
Medicare and link to their serv-
ices. Additionally you can contact
Medicare directly. 
My hope is that by arming peo-
ple with a few key questions and
more information, we can help
them make a seamless and stress
free switch to a provider they
trust.  In that way, they will be
able to rest assured after July 1
that their supplies will be waiting
for them in the mailbox, just as
always.
Terry Blankenship is vice pres-
ident of patient care at Diabetes
Care Club, the nation’s 3rd
largest provider of diabetic testing
supplies and one of only 18 com-
panies authorized to serve
Medicare patients. He invites peo-
ple to email questions to tblanken-
ship@simplexhealthcare.com. For
further information on Diabetes
Care Club, visit www.dia-
betescareclub.com. Or call 1-800-
376-7521
Diabetics on Medicare face critical deadline, need
information By Terry Blankenship
Memories of the Past
Page 10 • June 26, 2013 • The Faith Independent
email us at faithind@faithsd.com
BELLE FOURCHE
Tanglewood Apts, 2 Br
Meadowlark Plaza, 1 Br
Elderly 62+, Disables & Handicap Housing
Bella Vista Village, 2 & 3 Br
BOX ELDER
Johnson Apts, 2 Br
NEWELL
Grand & Green Valley Apt, 1 Br
Elderly 62+, Disabled & Handicap Housing
STURGIS
* Bluff’s Edge Apts, 1Br
Heritage Acres, 1 & 2 Br
Elderly 62 & Handicap Housing
Butte Ridge Apts, 2 Br
* Hunter’s Run Townhouses, 3 Br
Elderly 62+, Disabled & Handicap Housing
LEAD
Timberland Apts, 2 & 3 Br
Gold Mountain Apts, 1 Br
Elderly 62+, Disables & Handicap Housing
WHITEWOOD
Chiang Apts, 2 Br
LEMMON
Westside Apt, 1 & 2 Br
McLAUGHLIN
McLaughlin Manor, 1 Br
SPEARFISH
Iron Creek Plaza, 2 Br
* Rolling Hills Apts, 2 & 3 Br
Lookout Mountain view, 1 Br
Elderly 62+, Disables & Handicap Housing
FAITH
Countryside Estates, 1Br
The American Health Care As-
sociation/National Center for As-
sisted Living recently released
the names of the nearly 360 facil-
ities nationally that have earned
a 2013 Bronze - Commitment to
Quality National Quality Award.
The award is the first of three dis-
tinctions possible through the Na-
tional Quality Award program,
which honors skilled nursing and
post-acute care facilities across
the nation that have demon-
strated their commitment to im-
proving quality care for seniors
and individuals with disabilities. 
South Dakota Health Care As-
sociation (SDHCA) member facil-
ities who earned this recognition
are: Belle Fourche Healthcare
Community, Belle Fourche;
Riverview Rehabilitation &
Health Care Center, Flandreau;
Fountain Springs Healthcare,
Rapid City; Bethany Home Sioux
Falls, Sioux Falls; and David M
Dorsett Healthcare Center,
Spearfish. 
“We recognize the rigorous ap-
plication process to be chosen for
this level of award and we con-
gratulate these facilities for rising
to the challenge.  Achieving this
level of success takes vision, plan-
ning, and a commitment to long-
term quality improvement,”
stated Mark B. Deak, SDHCA Ex-
ecutive Director.
The National Quality Award
Program is centered on the core
values and criteria of the
Baldridge Performance Excellence
Program. The program assists
providers of long term and post-
acute care services in achieving
their performance excellence
goals.  The program has three lev-
els: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Fa-
cilities begin the quality
improvement process at the
Bronze level, where they develop
an organizational profile with es-
sential performance elements
such as vision and mission state-
ments and an assessment of cus-
tomers’ expectations. Bronze
applicants must demonstrate
their ability to implement a per-
formance improvement system. A
team of trained Examiners re-
views each Bronze application to
determine if the facility has met
the demands of the criteria. As a
recipient of the Bronze - Commit-
ment to Quality award, these fa-
cilities may now move forward in
developing approaches and
achieving performance levels that
meet the criteria required for the
Silver - Achievement in Quality
award. A full list of the recipients
is available on the AHCA/NCAL
website.
AHCA/NCAL will announce
the 2013 Silver - Achievement in
Quality and Gold – Excellence in
Quality recipients in the coming
months. The awards will be con-
ferred during the SDHCA Annual
Fall Convention in Sioux Falls,
SD and at the AHCA/NCAL’s
64th Annual Convention and Ex-
position in Phoenix, AZ.
After years of holding on to
memorabilia of their loved ones
time in the armed services, two
families took the military stripes
and photos out of their scrap-
books and had them placed on the
Wall of Honor at VA Black Hills
Health Care System (BHHCS) to
give praise to their loved ones
memories.
“For some families it is very
difficult to part with these items,”
said VA BHHCS Public Affairs
Officer Jill Broecher. “But others
feel that sharing helps to ensure
their loved ones memories will
live on.”
Earlier this year, VA BHHCS
started the Wall of Honor project
at the Fort Meade VA Medical
Center, where Veterans and their
families could do-
nate memories of
loved ones, such as
pictures, medals and
other military items,
to VA BHHCS so
these Veterans could
forever be honored
in the hallways of the medical
center.
There is no specific service ac-
complishment required to feature
a Veteran on the Wall of
Honor.  Any Veteran with an hon-
orable discharge from the armed
forces and who has been enrolled
at one of the VA BHHCS facilities
can be honored.
So far two families donated
items for displays on the Wall of
VA BHHCS Wall of Honor pays tribute to Veterans South Dakota nursing facilities
recognized for commitment to
quality care
Honor. VA BHHCS hopes to have
many more stories hanging on the
walls in the medical center as
time goes on. The Wall of Honor
project pays tribute to the selfless
and courageous acts made by Vet-
erans. It is a promise to never for-
get the sacrifices of our nation’s
Veterans.
For more information on the
VA BHHCS Wall of Honor, con-
tact Greg Covey at 605-720-7050.
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As South Dakotans, we all un-
derstand just how unpredictable
the weather in our state can be,
which is one of many reasons why
our agriculture community de-
serves the certainty that long-
term agriculture policy can
provide. Because of its impor-
tance to South Dakota, and to our
nation, I am incredibly disap-
pointed that the House of Repre-
sentatives failed to pass a
five-year Farm Bill this week.
After hours of debate in both the
Agriculture Committee and on
the House floor, a majority of law-
makers failed to do the right
thing and vote in favor of this bill.
Decades ago, we decided that it
was important that we grow our
own food in this country – and a
Farm Bill provides the policies
that help make that possible.
This bill is more than providing a
safety net for our producers; it’s a
national security issue. By not
passing a Farm Bill, we put our
own food security in jeopardy be-
cause the moment we let another
country feed us is the moment we
let another country control us.
234 lawmakers, a combination
of Republicans and Democrats,
stood up on the House floor, voted
no and decided to put politics be-
fore people. We were able to pass
this bill out of the Agriculture
Committee with strong biparti-
san support, but unfortunately,
politics came first for many law-
makers this week. While a major-
ity of Republicans voted for the
bill, there were too many that
walked away because it didn’t cut
enough. And only 24 Democrats
voted for the bill on Thursday,
largely because the cuts and re-
forms to the food stamp program
were too much, although these
cuts were less than three percent
of the program’s budget.
I may be frustrated by this out-
come, but we have to move for-
ward to ensure that all
Americans have a safe, reliable
and affordable food supply. We
need to find a way to make farm
and food policy more accouable to
taxpayers. This bill would have
saved taxpayers nearly $40 bil-
lion, made necessary reforms to
crop insurance to make sure that
farmers had skin in the game
while providing a safety net, and
would have maintained the in-
tegrity of the food stamp pro-
gram.
Failure to pass the Farm Bill
means we’re stuck with the status
quo – with no meaningful reforms
or savings.
The next step is unclear, but I
remain committed to passing this
Farm Bill and remain hopeful we
will be able to regroup in the com-
ing days. We need to figure out a
way to bring a bipartisan major-
ity of the House together in sup-
port of this bill.
Officials with the South
Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
and Agriculture Departments are
reminding ranchers and produc-
ers to contact either agency if
they have unwanted prairie dogs.
The state’s prairie dog control
program is cooperatively funded
by GFP and SDDA. GFP manages
encroachment issues on private
lands which have been en-
croached from adjacent public
lands, while SDDA manages com-
plaints between private landown-
ers.
“GFP will control prairie dogs
that have encroached onto private
land from adjacent public land,”
GFP Wildlife Damage Program
Administrator Keith Fisk said.
“Landowners who have encroach-
ment problems on their property
from adjacent public land must be
within one mile of the public land
and have at least 20 acres of ac-
tual prairie dog colonies to be eli-
gible for assistance.”
Additionally, landowners must
contact GFP and report that they
have unwanted prairie dogs be-
fore August 15, 2013. “GFP pro-
vides assistance to many
landowners across western South
Dakota,” Fisk said. “This deadline
allows GFP sufficient time to co-
ordinate the logistics of our con-
trol program.”
If a landowner has a complaint
regarding prairie dogs that are
encroaching from public land,
GFP must be contacted at 605-
773-5913 to request control. Once
eligibility has been verified, GFP
field staff or a department repre-
sentative will control the invad-
ing colony on the private land
later this fall. All complaints
must be received by the August
15, 2013 deadline.
Landowners that are experi-
encing encroachment from adjoin-
ing private land need to contact
SDDA or their local county weed
and pest board. If the colony is en-
croaching from private land, a
signed written complaint must be
made.
There are two methods to file a
complaint.
The first option is for the ef-
fected landowner to sign a letter
of complaint and mail it to the
local County Weed and Pest
Board. The second method re-
quires a formal complaint (avail-
able by calling 800-228-5254 or
through the SDDA website at
sdda.sd.gov/Ag_Services/Plant-
Protection/Weed%20and%20Pest)
. One copy must be sent to SDDA
and another copy to the
landowner with the invading
colony. The mailing address for
the Department of Agriculture is
523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD
57501. Notices of encroachment
may be sent in throughout the
year.
The South Dakota Prairie Dog
Management Plan may be seen
by visiting
gfp.sd.gov/wildlife/docs/prairiedog
-management-plan.pdf or by call-
ing GFP at 605-773-3387.
Prairie dog control programs available
The fight for South Dakota
agriculture continues By Rep. Kristi Noem
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
at www.spiritofdakota.org. 
Premier woman’s award seeking nominations
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USDA/Farm Service Agency News
AUGUST 1 – COC noman-
tions close
AUGUST 2 – Last day to sign-
up for DCP
County committee nomations
USDA's Farm Service Agency
(FSA) in South Dakota an-
nounced that county committee
election nominations begin June
17, 2013. Farmers, ranchers and
landowners are encouraged to
nominate candidates to serve on
their local FSA county committee
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
NO SALE: MONDAY, JULY 1ST: (iNDEpENDENCE DAY)
NEXT SALE: MONDAY, JULY 8TH
Special yearlling and sheep sale
SALE TiME 10:00 AM
Upcoming Sales:
July 8-11: Western Video Market Sale in Reno, NV
Can be seen on Dish Network Channel 399
Monday, July 15: NO SALE
Monday, July 22: Special yearling and sheep sale
Monday, July 29: NO SALE
Monday, August 5: Special yearling and sheep sale
August 6-11: Faith Stock Show and Rodeo
August 7-8: Western Video Market Sale in Cheyenne, WY
Faith Livestock Commission Co.
(605) 967-2200
A nice sale here for Monday, June 24, with our first showing
of new crop lambs that sold on a strong market. Feeder cattle
were higher with the cow and bull market steady to higher
than 2 weeks ago.
Thank you for your business.
REPRESENTATIVE SALES
Varland Ranch
253 ....................blk & bldy heifers 700 .............$143.00
77.................blk & bldy heifers BV 695 ............$144.50
Melvin Woll
10 .........red & blk steers (banded) 594 .............$146.00
D & N Koepplin
115 ...........................x bred lambs 88................$111.00
Kimbell Russell
29 .............................x bred lambs 129 ...............$96.00
E & J Rohr
51 .............................x bred lambs 92................$111.00
Irving Jordan
2......................................blk cows 1538 .............$82.50
Fishhook Ranch
4......................................blk cows 1378 .............$80.50
Riley Anderson
2......................................blk cows 1425 .............$82.50
Sharon Anderson
1........................................blk cow 1325 .............$79.50
3......................................blk cows 1307 .............$79.50
Gene Bierman
1........................................blk cow 1340 .............$80.50
McTighe Ranch
2..................................baldy cows 1440 .............$81.00
Grueb Ranch
1..................................................blk cow 1545..................$82.50
Bob Parker
1 .......................................red cow 1575 .............$81.50
We appreciate your business. Give us a call at 605-967-2200
or www.faithlivestock.com if you have livestock to sell.
We would be glad to visit with you.
Gary Vance – (605) 967-2162 OR Scott Vance – (605) 739-5501
OR CELL: 484-7127 OR Max Loughlin – (605) 244-5990 OR
1-605-645-2583 (cell) OR Glen King 1-605-390-3264 (cell)
The South Dakota Department
of Environment and Natural Re-
sources requests water quality
data as part of its process to com-
plete a biennial assessment of
South Dakota’s lakes and
streams.
The 2014 integrated report
must be completed and submitted
to the United States Environmen-
tal Protection Agency by April 1,
2014. The report provides an as-
sessment of the quality of South
Dakota’s surface water resources
and identifies the impaired wa-
ters that require a total maxi-
mum daily load.
A total maximum daily load
calculates the amount of pollution
a waterbody can receive and still
meet water quality standards
along with supporting assigned
beneficial uses. Once TMDLs are
determined, local, state and fed-
eral activities can be directed to-
ward improving the quality of the
waterbody.
The department’s 230-page
2012 integrated report can be
viewed online at
http: / / denr. sd. gov/ documen
ts/12irfinal.pdf.
To develop a comprehensive
list, the department is soliciting
water quality data to help deter-
mine the quality of South
Dakota’s waters. Chemical, phys-
ical and biological data will be
considered. Beach closure infor-
mation, including date, duration
and water quality results is also
requested.
Persons or organizations hav-
ing water quality data should
contact Shannon Minerich by Au-
gust 23, 2013. Call 1-800-438-
3367, email Shannon.Minerich@
state.sd.us or writed Shannon
Minerich, South Dakota DENR,
523 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre,
SD 57501-3182.
Water quality data request
by the August 1, 2013 deadline.
Elected county committee
members serve a three-year term
and are responsible for making
decisions on FSA disaster, conser-
vation, commodity, and price sup-
port programs, as well as other
important federal farm program
issues.
"County committee members
are a valuable asset because they
are local producers who partici-
pate in FSA programs themselves
and have a direct connection to
farmers and ranchers in the local
area.
Producers may nominate
themselves or others as candi-
dates. Organizations that repre-
sent minority and women farmers
and ranchers may also nominate
candidates. Nominees must par-
ticipate in a program adminis-
tered by FSA, be eligible to vote
in a county committee election,
and reside in the local adminis-
trative area (LAA) in which the
person is a candidate. To become
a nominee, eligible individuals
must sign form FSA-669A. The
form and more information about
county committee elections are
available online at:
www.fsa.usda.gov/elections.
County committees are com-
prised of three to five members
elected by local producers. All
newly elected county committee
members and alternates will take
office January 2, 2014.
Nomination forms must be
postmarked or received in the
local USDA Service Center by
close of business on August 1,
2013.
For more information about
county committees, please contact
your local FSA office or go online
at www.fsa.usda.gov.
Dewey County is seeking nom-
inations for someone to run in
LAA 2. Paula Hinckley from
Glencross is currently holding
this position.
Meade County is seeking nom-
inations for someone to run for
LAA 3. The current member is
Marge Duprel who has served 3
full terms and cannot run again.
Ziebach County is seeking
nominations for someone to run
for LAA 3, Jace Birkeland cur-
rently holds this position and has
served his maximum number of
terms. LAA 4 is up for election
this year also and is currently
held by Sullivan White Wolf.
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).
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Wed. publication
The Faith Independent
Proceedings of the
Common Council
City of Faith, SD
The Common Council for the City of
Faith, South Dakota met in regular ses-
sion on June 4, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. in the
Council Room of the Community Cen-
ter. Mayor Haines called the meeting to
order, Brown called roll call, and Mayor
Haines led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Council members present: Riley, In-
ghram, Spencer, Berndt, Lightfield and
Hellekson.
Others in attendance were: Debbie
Brown, Sandy Rasmussen, Loretta Pas-
solt, Jon Collins, Sharron Johnson, Mike
Fisher, Bret Hanson, Vanessa Pulver,
Noma Welter, Brian Simonson, Jason
Vaness, Bud Anderson, Cathy Smith,
Angela Ostrander, Amie Schauer, Elsie
Baye, Elson Fischbach, Garnet
Gaaskjolen, Jeff Brown, Colt Haines and
Arlie Hulm.
Spencer made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to approve the agenda as
presented. Motion carried.
Spencer made a motion, seconded
by Inghram to approve the minutes of the
May 14, 2013 meeting. Motion carried.
CLAIMS APPROVED:
The following claims were presented
and read:
Aflac, Cancer & Accident Insurance –
$997.52; Allegiant Emergency Services,
Fire Dept-Bunker Clothing – $2,124.15;
Avesis Third Party Administrators, Inc.,
Vision Insurance – $126.38; City of
Faith, Utilities – $7,616.94; Consortia
Consulting by Telec, General consulting
& Settlements – $2,812.50; CWD, Bar
Food & Supplies – $286.92; Delage Lan-
den Fin. Service, Copier Lease – $44.46;
Department of Revenue, Water Testing –
$13.00; Faith Fitness Center, Full Time
Employees Membership – $50.00; Faith
Independent, Publishing – $1,510.61;
Fisher Gas Company, Propane, Tank
Rental – $2,624.23; Golden West
Telecommunications, Special Access –
$1,899.92; Hawkins, Inc., Pool Sup-
plies – $5,808.60; Heartland Waste Man-
agement, Hauling Garbage &
Dumpsters – $4,105.00; Henschel,
Eddie, Ambulance Laundry – $79.20;
Jerome Beverage, Inc., Beer –
$6,780.55; Johnson Western Wholesale,
Liquor – $1,533.00; Lynn's Dakotamart,
Supplies – $28.05; M&D Food Shop,
Gasoline & Supplies – $2,918.22;
Malpert, Dorn, Deposit Refunds –
$175.00; Moore, Richard, Deposit Re-
funds – $75.00; Northwest Beverage
Inc., Beer – $26,340.55; Physician's
Claims Company, Ambulance Billing –
$610.53; Postmaster, Stamps –
$138.00; Reliable Corporation, Library
Supplies – $71.36; Roy's Pronto Auto
Parts, Repair & Maintenance, Supplies –
$768.54; S&S Roadrunner Sales Co.,
Misc – $370.04; SD Retirement System,
Retirement Plan – $3,575.50; Schwan's
Home Service, Misc – $248.75; Sodak
Distributing Company, Liquor –
$1,769.71; South Dakota Network, 800
Database Landline – $10.97; Stan Hous-
ton Equipment Company, Pool Sup-
plies – $308.00; Sysco North Dakota,
Supplies – $236.22; Tri County Water,
Water – $8,224.80; Verizon Wireless,
Ambulance & Police Cell Phones –
$230.41; Visa, Gasoline, Water Foun-
tain – $272.97; Western Communica-
tions, Reprogramming Radios –
$520.00; Missouri River Energy Serv-
ices, WAPA Service Chg, Member
Dues – $20,206.36; First National Bank,
Withholding & SS – $1,297.30; First Na-
tional Bank, Withholding & SS –
$2,980.13; Express, Intra/Inter Access
Expense – $1,471.55; Combined Insur-
ance, Supplemenal Insurance – $34.80;
First National Bank, 911 Surcharge –
$356.25; Farmers Union Oil, Gasoline –
$2,819.68; Department of Revenue, Malt
Beverage License Fees – $750.00; De-
partment of Revenue, Drivers Licens-
ing – $130.00; Tyler Fisher & Carrie
Collins, Mowing – $745.00; Companion
Life, Dental Insurance – $603.95; Well-
mark BlueCross & Blue Shield, Health
Insurance – $8,027.83; Void Check
#54679 City of Faith – $75.00.
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Riley to approve all claims as pre-
sented. All yes votes. Motion carried.
RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES:
Lightfield introduced the following
resolution and moved for its adoption:
Resolution 06-04-13-01
A Resolution Passed Pur-
suant to the Revised Ordi-
nances Title 8 – Utilities
Establishing Regulations, Rates,
and Charges for Utility Services
for the City of Faith, South
Dakota:
WHEREAS, pursuant to
the Revised Ordinances, Title 8
– Utilities, the Common Council
is authorized to establish regu-
lations, rates, and charges for all
utility services by Resolution, it
is hereby
RESOLVED, that the fol-
lowing rates and charges are
changing those rates contained
in
RESOLUTION NO.
07-17-12-03 which new rates
will be effective on July 2,
2013:
Access Recovery Charge:
Residential – $1.00
Single Line Business –
$1.00
Multi Line Business –
$2.00
Effective July 2, 2013, the
Residential and Single Line
Business ARC will increase from
$.50 to $1.00 and the Multi Line
Business ARC will increase from
$1.00 to $2.00.The (ARC) Ac-
cess Recovery Charge enables
City of Faith Municipal Tele-
phone Company to recover a
limited portion of revenues lost
due to FCC mandated reduc-
tions in intercarrier payments.
Seconded by Hellekson.
All yes votes. Motion carried.
Second Reading of
Ordinance No. 305:
Berndt made a motion, seconded by
Hellekson to approve the second read-
ing of Ordinance No. 305: Supplemental
Appropriation Ordinance for 2013. Roll
call vote – six yes votes. Motion carried.
Ordinance No. 305
“SUPPLEMENTAL
APPROPRIATION
ORDINANCE FOR THE
FISCAL YEAR 2013.” BE IT
ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF
FAITH, SOUTH DAKOTA:
Supplemental Appropria-
tion Ordinance of the City of
Faith, South Dakota, for the fis-
cal year 2013 as authorized by
SDCL 9-21-7.
Be it ordained by the City
of Faith that the following sums
are supplementally appropriated
to meet the obligations of the
municipality.
General Fund
422 Fire – $10,000.00
Total Means of Finance: –
$10,000.00
First Reading of Ordinance No. 306:
Eric Bogue pointed out the issues
that need to be looked at for this Ordi-
nance concerning options to address for
potential problems expected from devel-
opment pressure and would like to table
until July 2, 2013 meeting. Riley made a
motion, seconded by Lightfield to table
until July 2, 2013 meeting. Motion car-
ried.
Arrow Public Transit Bus Service:
Garnet Gaaskjolen brought informa-
tion from the Arrow Public Transit Bus
Service that they would like the City to
pay $1,000 so that Faith residents can
still ride the bus. Meade County has not
sent any funds to Arrow Public Transit
Bus Service at this time and the bus
service is in need of funding. Currently
you have to meet at Meadow Corner to
ride the bus. Questions were asked as
far as will the bus service then come
back to Faith two days a month if the
$1,000 was donated. Garnet stated we
would need to talk to the bus service our-
selves. Spencer made a motion, sec-
onded by Berndt to table until further
information is received. Motion carried.
Girls Scouts:
Angela Ostrander and Vanessa Pul-
ver on behalf of the Girl’s Scouts had
questions on the park area that has been
started by the Horizons, City and Girl’s
Scouts. The Girl’s Scouts will be lacquer-
ing the table they donated, putting in
some fake flowers and wanting to install
a sign. They would also like to do a pic-
ture with the City Council, Horizons,
Girl’s Scouts and Modern Woodman as
they have donated trees and money to
the Girl’s Scouts for this area.
City/School – Agreement on Safe
Room:
Discussion was held in regards to an
agreement between the City and School
for the Safe Room. Bogue had written up
the agreement and made note of the
changes that were discussed and the
school will take back to their meeting.
Spencer made a motion, seconded by
Hellekson to approve the changes made
pending review by Bogue and Nicole
Prince, State Emergency Management.
All yes votes. Motion carried.
7:30 P.M. – Temporary Malt Beverage
Hearing & On and Off Sale Malt
Beverage License:
Faith Stock Show had submitted an
application for a temporary malt bever-
age license for August 6-11, 2013 and
June 28-30, 2013 for Lot 2 of Lot A of the
Fairgrounds Addition and August 7-11,
2013 for Main Street, Between 1st and
2nd Streets where the tent will be lo-
cated.
Faith Stock Show also submitted an
application for a special event alcohol li-
cense for August 7-11, 2013 for Main
Street, Between 1st and 2nd Streets
where the tent will be located.
Mayor Haines allowed those for or
against to speak. Colt Haines spoke in
favor of the licenses for the Stock Show.
Debbie Brown, on behalf of Lonny
Collins as he was not able to attend the
meeting, stated since there is not a car-
nival this year, he wondered if the tent
could be moved down a block. Discus-
sion was held in regards to having
enough time to re-advertise if needed.
Berndt made a motion, seconded by In-
ghram to approve the Temporary Malt
Beverage Licenses at the fairgrounds at
this time. Five - yes votes; Lightfield -no.
Motion carried.
Approve Temporary Liquor License:
Riley made a motion, seconded by
Lightfield to approve a temporary liquor
license for the Lone Tree Bar at the Fair-
grounds under the livestock building for
Fordyce/Humble wedding on July 27,
2013. All yes votes. Motion carried.
Bud Anderson –
TransCanada/Keystone Pipeline:
Bud Anderson and Jason Vaness
spoke about what to be aware of when
the pipeline comes through this area.
Bud stated it looks as though it wouldn’t
get started until November if it is signed
by the President. A man camp will be set
up at Howes on Dean Wink’s property
and will be strictly controlled. A punch
card would keep track of when they
leave or come back into the camp and
other things would be tracked. There
wouldn’t be much impact on the school
as most do not bring their families. Most
of the workers would live at the camp,
but some of the executive employees
may live in Faith. Saturday nights would
be the likely day that Faith may see an
impact with workers coming to town.
Service stations, grocery stores etc. will
see an impact. There will be groceries
and things available at the camp. A
Nurse Practitioner will be there 24/7, se-
curity 24/7 and a cafeteria 24/7. Glen
Haines will go on a tour with Meade
County to a man camp and come back
with more answers of things to be pre-
pared for and expect.
Hiring Extra Pool Help:
Riley made a motion, seconded by
Inghram to hire the following:
Lifeguards: Royce Haines – $7.75
BreeAnn Manca (from ticket taker to
Lifeguard) – $7.75
Ticket Takers: Ashton Delbridge –
$7.25
Five - yes votes. Berndt – no. Motion
carried
Charge for Lessons and Length:
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Inghram to charge $20 for lessons for
fives days with lasting forty-five minutes
each day. All yes votes. Motion carried.
Quote for Spraying Weeds at the
Lake:
Holloway Spraying submitted the fol-
lowing quote:
Around Durkee Lake at water’s edge
with Round Up. For Canadian Thistle
etc. near the lake with Milestone and
other broad leaf plants north and east
side only not to exceed $500.
Jim Holloway also suggested that the
old weeds be burned off and not all of
them in one year, do little by little.
Riley made a motion, seconded by
Lightfield to accept the quotes and upon
Justin Haines approval to have the Fire
Department burn some of the weeds at
Durkee Lake. All yes votes. Motion car-
ried.
Dust Control on Road – County:
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Inghram to approve the County to
spray the magnesium water on the
gravel road going north of Faith. All yes
votes. Motion carried.
Fireworks:
Berndt made a motion, seconded by
Inghram to approve $2,700 for fireworks
at the Durkee Lake. All yes votes. Motion
carried.
Year End Financials:
Debbie Brown handed out the year
end financials to be discussed at the
next Council Meeting.
Computer Replacement at
Lone Tree Bar:
The computer at the Lone Tree Bar
has been damaged, which the Computer
Technician stated appeared to be from a
lightning storm. The quote for the com-
puter was $700 plus around $400 for
labor and mileage. Riley made a motion,
seconded by Spencer to approve the
quote. All yes votes. Motion carried.
Schedule Clean Up at the Lake:
Several people have approached
Barb Berndt about scheduling a work
day at Durkee Lake. June 8th will be the
tentative work day and then maybe a
couple of week night schedules.
Job Descriptions:
Riley made a motion, seconded by
Lightfield to table until the second meet-
ing in June. Motion carried.
Committee and Appointments:
Spencer made a motion, seconded
by Berndt to approve the following:
Committees and Appointments:
2013 – 2014, Committee Appoint-
ments, (CH) = Chairperson
Exhibit Board: Carol Pratt, Annelle
Afdahl, Reed Henschel, B.C. Lightfield,
Dianne Hellekson and Arlyce Krause.
Library Board of Trustees: Wait for
the Library Meeting.
Library Advisory Board: Wait for
the Library Meeting.
Faith Special Entertainment Com-
mittee: Alan Hildebrandt, Patty Hauser,
Michele Hulm, Lexy Hostetter.
Other Appointments: Utilities Fore-
man - Donn Dupper. Finance Officer -
Debbie Brown. Deputy Finance Officer –
Gloria Dupper. Chief of Police - Arlen
Frankfurth. Ambulance Director – Cindy
Frankfurth. City Attorney - Bogue &
Bogue. Civil Defense Directors - Arlen
Frankfurth, Justin Haines.
Librarian - (The board of Library
Trustees appointment)
City Engineer - Dan Brosz, Dave
Lutz. Motion carried.
Arlie Hulm – Use of Gym:
Arlie Hulm approached the Council
about using the gym on Monday, Tues-
day and Thursday evenings for practice
for the high school basketball summer
league. It would be after Toni Vance is
done on the Tuesday and Thursday
evenings. Inghram made a motion, sec-
onded by Hellekson to approve the use
of the gym. Motion carried.
Purchase of Aviation Fuel Truck:
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Berndt to table. Motion carried.
Executive Session – Legal
and Personnel:
Riley made a motion, seconded by
Lightfield to retire into Executive Session
at 9:40 PM to discuss legal and person-
nel. Motion carried.
Mayor Haines declared the Council
out of executive session at 9:51 PM.
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson to adjourn. Motion carried.
_____________________________
Glen Haines, Mayor
________________________________
Debbie Brown, Finance Officer
Published June 26, 2013 for a total ap-
proximate cost of $169.59
NOTICE TO REDEEM
FROM TAX SALE
Certificate Number: 080062 of 2008
Legal Description:
City of Sturgis, Pine Acres lot 21 blk
3, Meade County, South Dakota, ALL IN
Meade County, South Dakota, as
recorded in the Register of Deeds Office
in Sturgis, South Dakota.
To Robert Edgar the owner of record;
to Robert Edgar the persons in posses-
sion of said property; to Robert Edgar in
whose name said property is taxed; to all
persons, firms or corporations, who
have, or claim any estate, right, title or
interest on, or claim to, or lien upon, the
real property herein described.
You are hereby notified that at the
sale of land and lots for unpaid taxes by
the County Treasurer of Meade County,
South Dakota, the aforesaid real prop-
erty situated in Meade County, South
Dakota, was first offered for sale at pub-
lic auction to competitive bidders. Not
having been sold for want of bidders said
County Treasurer’s Certificate of Tax
Sale was issued by the County Treas-
urer of Meade County, South Dakota,
who is now the lawful owner thereof. The
right of redemption will expire and a
Deed for said parcel will be made upon
expiration of sixty days from Completed
Service of Notices.
Dated at Sturgis, South Dakota,
This 19th day of June 2013.
Susan Boadwine
Treasurer of Meade County
Holder of Tax Sale Certificate
#080062
Published June 26 & July 3, 2013 at
the total approximate cost of $27.28
Page 14 • June 26, 2013 • The Faith Independent LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWAS
Meeting Of The
Board Of Education
Faith School District
46-2, Meade County,
South Dakota
The Board of Education of the Faith
School District 46-2 met in regular ses-
sion on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 with
Chairwoman Johnson calling the meet-
ing to order at 7:00 pm.
Mr. Daughters led the Pledge of Alle-
giance.
Members present: Hanson, Johnson,
Simonson, Vance and Welter.
Motion by Welter, 2nd by Vance to
approve the amended agenda. Motion
carried.
Motion by Simonson, 2nd by Welter
to approve the consent agenda consist-
ing of the minutes of the May 8th regular
meeting, May 20th and June 4th special
session meetings as well as the follow-
ing financial statements and claims:
Faith Imprest Fund beginning bal-
ance – 1,789.08, receipts – student
meals – 1,146.30, milk – 306.60, adult
meals – 1,205.20, other – 75.00, from
district – 1,358.32; expenses – student
meals – 1,205.55; milk – 155.70, adult
meals – 13.60, boys track – 617.83, girls
track – 617.83, supplies – 32.05, other –
28880, to district – 3,147.40.
Trust & Agency beginning bal-
ance – 34,985.49, receipts – 2,447.45,
expenses – 3,093.70, ending balance –
34,339.24.
The district financial statement be-
ginning balance – 1,218,886.20; re-
ceipts – ad valorem taxes – 213,691.22,
prior years taxes – 379.62, penalties and
interest on tax – 19.74; interest earned –
483.33; donations and contributions –
2,340.00; other revenue – 260.00;
county sources – 1,167.45; state
sources – 74,037.00; hot lunch –
6,883.84; federal sources – 11,262.73.
Total revenue – 310,524.93; reimburse-
ments – 1659.50. Total receipts –
312,184.43, total expenditures –
141,839.38; ending balance –
1,389,231.25.
Certified salaries – 40,152.35, non-
certified salaries – 14,993.47, FIT
5,083.70, FICA – 12,990.06; SDRS –
8,900.66; SDRS Supplemental – 500.00;
Horace Mann (annuity) – 1,900.00; As-
pire Financial (403(b)) – 490.00.
SUBS:
J. Capp – 64.64; S. Carmichael –
355.54; S. Gann – 1,600.97; J. Gann –
2,237.63; L. Halligan – 32.32; G.
Hawks – 193.93; C. Olson – 517.16; L.
Olson – 32.32; R. Paul – 1,246.72; K.
Price – 193.93; L. Price – 69.26; A.
Schuelke – 64.64; M. Schuelke –
221.41; E. Wicks – 355.55.
EXTRACURRICULAR:
D. Fischbach (assistant track) –
1,427.94; D. Schauer (head track) –
1,984.37.
CLAIMS:
General Fund: AFLAC (ins) –
799.23; A. Mortenson (mlg to parents) –
1,110.00; AmericInn Motel (travel) –
119.90; Ameritas Life Ins (dental) –
1,449.94; Baymont Inn (travel) –
1,960.00; B. Bachman (mlg to parents) –
740.74; BHSU (supp) – 339.94; B.
Groves (mlg to parents) – 1,901.06; City
of Faith (util) – 3,040.41; Dakota Silk
Screen (supp) – 735.75; Faith Imprest
Fund (dues, meals, travel, supp) –
1,485.51; Faith Independent (comm.) –
164.09; Faith Lumber (mtnce) – 75.22;
Fisher Gas (util) – 8,593.54; Golden
West Teletech (util) – 32.61; Grand Elec-
tric (util) – 79.86; Heartland Waste
Mgmnt. (util) – 120.00; Hillyard (supp) –
23.92; Horace Mann (auto ins) – 462.63;
Houghton Mifflin (math curriculum) –
16,427.37; J. Kennedy (mlg to parents) –
1,929.92; J. Capp (mlg to parents) –
2,621.08; K. Drum (mlg to parents) –
492.84; K. Hanson (mlg to parents) –
1,849.26; Keffeler Kreations (supp) –
12.72; K. Escott (mlg to parents) –
1,058.20; Legal Shield (ins) – 201.25;
Lemmon School Dist (track loss) –
173.66; L. Jones (mlg to parents) –
999.00; M&B Cleaning (custodial) –
5,000; M&D Food Shop (travel) –
1,389.61; M. Schuelke (mlg to parents) –
1,983.20; NWAS (ipad training) – 75.00;
NASSP (dues) – 85.00; N. Welter (mlg
to parents) – 1,566.58; Postmaster
(fee) – 320.00; Q. Gerbracht (mlg to par-
ents) – 735.56; Quill (supp) – 205.89;
Reliable (supp) – 136.48; R. Traver
(mlg) – 125.00; Sam’s Club (dues) –
135.00; SDSDBF (ins) – 8,288.50; Ser-
vall Uniform (mtnce) – 239.30; S. John-
son (mlg to parents) – 1,643.35; TIE
(dues) – 1,410.00; T. Vance (mlg to par-
ents) – 441.04; T. Brooks (mlg to par-
ents) – 2,160.80; Trust & Agency (mlg to
parents, ins) – 3,877.24; Visa (music,
supp) – 1,428.33; total general fund –
80,245.53.
Capital Outlay: City of Faith
(lease) – 18,083.33; Flooring America
(carpet) – 2,047.50; Software Unlimited
(mtnce) – 3,050.00; US Bank Operations
(QZAB pmt) – 2,763.70; Wells Fargo Fi-
nancial (lease) – 265.00; total Capital
Outlay – 26,209.53.
Special Ed: AFLAC (ins) – 146.06;
BenefitMall/Centerstone Ins. (ins) –
19.26; CTS (OT svcs) – 3,197.44; Legal
Shield (ins) – 26.90; SDSDBF (ins) –
1,035.86; total Special Ed – 4,425.52.
Food Service: AFLAC (ins) – 25.80;
CWD (food) – 877.98; Faith Imprest
Fund (refund) – 1,445.85; total food
service – 1,445.85. Total claims all
funds – 113,230.21. Motion carried.
Marlene Gustafson was present on
behalf of the Faith Education Association
to present the board members with cer-
tificates of appreciation for their time on
the school board.
Mrs. Baye gave the superintendent’s
report. The summer cleaning and main-
tenance work has begun. Repairs in the
gym from the water damage have been
completed except for the carpet in the
music room. Ainsworth-Benning has
been here working on the list of concerns
we addressed. The NWAS advisory
board does not meet during the summer.
The mobile units were scheduled to be
moved at the end of May, but because of
the rain the move has been changed to
June 21st. The Consolidated Application
is completed and the Infinite Campus
End of Year Report has been submitted
to the Department of Education. Special
Education reports have been submitted
as required. The SD STARS accounta-
bility system is being implemented by the
SD Department of Education. Mr.
Daughters and Dianne have been at-
tending training this year to make sure
that we have made the necessary
changes to provide and access the data.
Mr. Daughters gave the principal’s re-
port. The end of the year concerts in
Faith and Maurine were well attended.
The grade school students also enjoyed
their field day events on May 21st in-
doors due to the rain. The state sent out
an email this afternoon saying the
Dakota STEP test results are now avail-
able. Corinna Thompson, Karri Hanson
and Mr. Daughters attended a confer-
ence in Pierre centered on RtI.
Noma Welter gave the library report.
The Summer Reading Program is being
held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-
11 am until June 27th. June 25th at 9:00
am at the library and at 6:00 pm at the
Community Center will be the Images of
the World Presentation. Everyone is wel-
come to attend. The HOP exhibit – Light
and Color – is on display at the library
throughout June. Fred Hulm shared a
design of a possible brick surround me-
morial for the sign. The library assistant
position has been advertised. The dead-
line to apply is June 21, 2013.
Scott Vance gave the NWAS report.
The moves needed to be re-scheduled
due to the rain. Repairs to one of the
units were also discussed along with the
budget and the increase in assess-
ments.
Noma Welter reported that the facili-
ties committee did not meet with Brosz
Engineering as the plans for the safe
room were not yet complete. Ainsworth-
Benning and Prairie Sun were both here
to address some of the remaining needs
on the punch list.
Motion by Welter, 2nd by Simonson
to approve the Home-School participa-
tion in Extracurricular Activities Policy
with the changes as discussed. Motion
carried.
The date for the Annual Meeting will
be Monday, July 8, 2013 at 7:00pm.
The date for the End of the Year
Meeting will be Thursday, June 27, 2013
at 7:00 pm.
In any other business, Noma Welter
asked if anyone had plans to attend the
summer study session on funding in
Rapid City on June 17th. She also asked
about making the old administration
building available as rental space as an
off-site office space for the pipeline if
needed.
Motion by Welter, 2nd by Hanson to
go into executive session for personnel
at 7:37 pm. Motion carried.
Chairwoman Johnson declared the
board out of executive session at 7:53
pm.
Motion by Welter, 2nd by Vance to go
into executive session to discuss con-
tract negotiations at 7:54 pm. Motion car-
ried.
Chairwoman Johnson declared the
board out of executive session at 8:08
pm.
Motion by Welter, 2nd by Vance to
table approval of the Safe Room agree-
ment until the June 27th meeting. Motion
carried.
Motion by Welter, 2nd by Hanson to
approve the following classified con-
tracts: Marcia Samuelson, DDN Facilita-
tor; Dianne Hellekson, School Secretary;
Angela Ostrander, Library Supervisor;
Karen Inghram, Food Service
Worker/Head Cook; JoAnn Jensen,
Food Service Worker; Amie Schauer,
Business Manager; Tracy Ingalls, Spe-
cial Ed Paraprofessional; Linda Haines,
Special Ed Paraprofessional; Corinna
Thompson, Title I Paraprofessional; San-
dra Engel, Title I Paraprofessional; Ashly
Price, Maurine Custodian. Motion car-
ried.
Motion by Simonson, 2nd by Hanson
to approve the following extracurricular
contracts: Brian Berglund, Head Foot-
ball; Colt Haines, Assistant FB; Marlene
Gustafson, Cross Country; Alison Grueb,
Head Volleyball; Jozelle Fordyce, Assis-
tant Volleyball; Bryan Carmichael, Head
Girls Basketball; Buffy Groves, JH Girls
Basketball; Bill Bushong, JH Boys Bas-
ketball; Bill Bushong, Assistant Track;
Deanna Fischbach, Assistant Track;
Doug Schauer, Head Track; Doug
Schauer, Athletic Director; Angela King,
Quiz Bowl; Deanna Fischbach, Student
Council; Marcia Samuelson, Yearbook
Advisor. Motion carried.
Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Welter to
approve the contract of Marcia Dutton for
Extended School Year services in the
amount of $20.00 per hour. Motion car-
ried.
Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Vance to
offer a contract to Mary Mooney as Food
Service consultant $200 per month. Mo-
tion carried.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Welter to
advertise for an additional Special Edu-
cation Aide. Johnson, Vance and Welter
– aye. Hanson and Simonson – nay.
Motion carried.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Hanson to
approve the Health contract with the SD
Department of Health for 2013-2014
school year in the amount of $600.00.
Motion carried.
Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Simonson
to approve membership with ASBSD for
the 2013-2014 school year. Motion car-
ried.
Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Vance to
cast a ballot for Clay Anderson for a po-
sition on the SDHSAA board. Motion car-
ried.
Motion by Welter, 2nd by Simonson
to adjourn. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 8:37 pm.
_______________________________
Sharron Johnson, President
Board of Education
________________________________
Amie Schauer,
Business Manager
Published June 26, 2013 for a total ap-
proximate cost of $100.38
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 19 & 26 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 TO
BIDDERS
FOR TEN (10) NEW
2013 YEAR MODEL
or NEWER MOTOR
GRADER
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 & 26, 2013 at the
total approximate cost of $27.28
LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWAS June 26, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 15
NORTHWEST AREA SCHOOLS
EDUCATIONAL COOPERATIVE PROPOSED
APPROPRIATIONS FY 2014
TOTAL INSTRUCTION
SUPPORT SERVICES PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES 72,475
SUPPORT SERVICES SPEECH PATHOLOGY/AUDIOLOGY 403,303
SUPPORT SERVICES IMPROVEMENT OF INSTRUCTION 2,000
SUPPORT SERVICES GENERAL ADMINISTRATION 122,244
SUPPORT SERVICES BUSINESS 54,077
SUPPORT SERVICES SPECIAL EDUCATION 386,552
TOTAL SUPPORT SERVICES 1,040,651
TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS 1,040,651
MEANS OF FINANCE
ESTIMATED FUND BALANCE JUNE 30, 2013
DESIGNATED TO FINANCE BUDGETS 26,560
EARNINGS ON INVESTMENTS AND DEPOSITS 1,700
SERVICES PROVIDED OTHER LEAS'S 320,657
TOTAL REVENUE FROM LOCAL SOURCES 348,917
REVENUE FROM STATE/FEDERAL SOURCES
GRANTS-IN-AID-FEDERAL RESTRICTED GRANS 691,734
TOTAL REVENUE FROM STATE/FEDERAL SOURCES 691,734
TOTAL MEANS OF FINANCE 1,040,651
Published June 26, 2013 for a total approximate cost of $22.56
NOTICE OF
HEARING
FOR THE FISCAL
YEAR OF 2014
BUDGET
Notice is hereby given that the Gov-
erning Board of Northwest Area Schools
Educational Cooperative will conduct a
public hearing at the Northwest Area
School conference room, in Isabel,
South Dakota on Wednesday, July 3,
2013 at 5:15 p.m. for the purpose of
considering the foregoing Proposed
Budget for the fiscal year of July 1,
2013 through June 30, 2014, and its
supporting data.
Monica Mayer, Business Manager
Northwest Area Schools
Published June 26, 2013 for a total ap-
proximate cost of $6.85
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY
Dr. Jason M. Haf ner
Dr. David J. Prosser
OPTOMETRISTS
Faith Clinic
1ST–3RD WEDNESDAYS
OF THE MONTH
PH: 967-2644
1-800-648-0760
910 Harmon St
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
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• 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
NOTICE TO REDEEM
FROM TAX SALE
Tax Sale Certificates of 2005 # 050187,
#050194 and #050195
Legal Description:
LOTS 4, 12 AND 13 OF VICKER-
MAN SUB #2, Meade County, South
Dakota, As shown on the plat filed in plat
book 19 on page 76 in the Register of
Deeds office, at Sturgis, South Dakota
As to lots 12 and 13: To Dale and
Nancy Finck the owners of record; to
Dale and Nancy Finck the persons in
possession of said property; to Dale and
Nancy Finck in whose name said prop-
erty is taxed; As to lot 4: to Nancy Finck
the owner of record , to Dale and Nancy
Finck the persons in possession of said
property; to Nancy Finck in whose name
said property is taxed, to Mary Ann
Beaird and Carol S Allison who have a
Contract on said lot 4, and to Monte R
Kahler and Janet M Kahler who are
mortgage holders of the NW4 of section
9 T2N, R8E out of which subject lots
were platted. To all persons, firms or cor-
porations, who have, or claim any estate,
right, title or interest on, or claim to, or
lien upon, the real property herein de-
scribed.
You are hereby notified that at the
sale of land and lots for unpaid taxes by
the County Treasurer of Meade County,
South Dakota, the aforesaid real prop-
erty situated in Meade County, South
Dakota, was first offered for sale at pub-
lic auction to competitive bidders. Not
having been sold for want of bidders said
County Treasurer’s Certificate of Tax
Sale was issued by the County Treas-
urer of Meade County, South Dakota,
who is now the lawful owner thereof. The
right of redemption will expire and a Tax
Deed for said parcels will be made upon
expiration of sixty days from Completed
Service of Notices.
Dated at Sturgis, South Dakota, this
18th day of June 2013.
Susan Boadwine
Treasurer of Meade County
Holder of Tax Sale Certificate
#050187, #050194, and #050195
Published June 26 & July 3, 2013 at
the total approximate cost of $35.73
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING ON
APPLICATION
FOR SALE OF
ALCOHOLIC
BEVERAGE FOR
2013
Notice is hereby given that: the Com-
mon Council in and for the City of Faith,
South Dakota on the 2nd day of July,
2013 at the hour of 7:30 P.M. at the Faith
Community Center in the City Council
Room will meet in regular session to
consider the following new applications
for an Alcoholic Beverage License to op-
erate within the Municipality for the days
of August 7th – August 11th, 2013,
which has been presented to the City
Board and filed in the Finance Office.
Applicant: Location: Type of li-
cense:
August 7th – August 11th, 2013,
Faith Stock Show & Rodeo Main Street,
Between 1st and 2nd Streets, Faith, SD
(TENT), Temporary Malt Beverage & Al-
cohol, Special Event Alcohol License.
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN THAT
ANY person, persons, or their attorney
may appear and be heard at said sched-
uled Public Hearing who are interested
in the approval or rejection of any such
application.
Dated at Faith, South Dakota this
20th day of June, 2013.
______________________________
Debbie Brown, Finance Officer
City of Faith, South Dakota
Published June 26, 2013 for a total ap-
proximate cost of $13.35
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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.
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Friday noon before
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The Faith Independent
EMPLOYMENT
HIRING SKILLED OPERATOR -
START NOW! Sioux Falls Construc-
tion/ Black Top Paving is hiring ex-
perienced Blade Operator in the
Sioux Falls Area. Competitive
wages, CDL preferred but not re-
quired. Wage DOE. Benefits in-
clude: health, dental and life
insurance, vacation pay, 401K,
EAP and Flex Program. EOE. Sioux
Falls Construction 800 S 7th Ave
Sioux Falls SD
Krovang@sfconst.com.
Full-time Special Education Aide
Position now open at the Menno
School District. Applicant needs to
be highly qualified or willing to be-
come highly qualified. Applications
can be picked up at the Menno
School Office or obtained by calling
(605) 387-5161. EOE.
TEACHING POSITIONS OPEN AT
MOBRIDGE-POLLOCK School Dis-
trict #62-6 for 2013-2014 School
Year: HS Math; MS Special Educa-
tion; and Birth to 2nd Grade Spe-
cial Education. Contact Tim
Frederick at 605-845-9204 for
more information. Resumes and
applications can be mailed to the
school Attn: Tim Frederick at 1107
1st Avenue East in Mobridge SD
57601. Open until filled. EOE,
Signing Bonus available.
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.
RN/LPN ñ IMMEDIATE NEED!
Base Pay + attendance bonus &
experience pay. Shifts Available:
12 hour overnights or days. Apply
in person: 1120 E 7th St., Mitchell,
SD 57301, or online at www.wel-
cov.com. Firesteel Healthcare
Community by Welcov Healthcare.
MORTON BUILDINGS, INC., CON-
STRUCTION Crew Positions Open
Now!! If you have a hard work ethic
and carpentry experience apply at
www.mortonbuildings.com or (800)
447-7436 EEO.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MISCELLANEOUS
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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.
The PDR Hunt is a FREE deer hunt
for physically disabled children ages
12-18, September 13-15, 2013.
Clark, South Dakota. Call Dean
Rasmussen (605) 233-0331,
www.pdryouthhunt.com.
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.
REAL ESTATE
BLACK HILLS building site. 3 acres
with view situated between Pactola
and Sheridan lake. $59,000 call
Gene at RE/MAX of Rapid City
605/391-4300.
Ranch For Sale: Opal, SD
Approx. 1,875 acres
600 acres +\- hay ground a lot of it being creek
bottom land. Hay is looking good for 2013.
Remaining acres are in pasture.
Barns and corrals are in good condition.
Older Ranch house, approx. 1,000 SF main floor
w/full unfinished basement,
with upgrades such as replacement windows and
new central heating and air.
For detailed information please contact:
Dave Fogelman: 469.995.5440
FOR SALE
THE FAITH SCHOOL DIS-
TRICT is accepting applications
for the following extracurricular
activities: Assistant Girls BB;
Assistant Boys BB;  JH Foot-
ball; JH Volleyball. Send letter of
application to Kelly Daughters,
Superintendent; PO Box 619,
Faith, SD  57626. Positions are
open until filled. F42-2c
FOR SALE: Alfalfa seed, grass
seed and high test alfalfa hay. De-
livery available and volume dis-
count available. Call 798-5413.
F41-11tc
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
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
When we went to the hospital
the ranch looked like Arizona, we
got out 60 days later and it looks
like Ireland. 
Thank you everyone for all of
the visits, cards, phone calls, let-
ters, flowers and gifts during my
hospital stay and the loss of our
mother. (the 4-wheeler is gone)
Jesse and Mary Lee Marty

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