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October 10, 2012
National Fire Prevention Week
is a good time for families to sit
down and plan at least two ways
to safely escape a burning struc-
ture, State Fire Marshal Paul
Merriman says.
National Fire Prevention Week
is Oct. 7-13, 2012. This year’s
theme is “Have 2 Ways Out.’’
Merriman says the theme is a re-
minder that a good fire safety
plan includes more than one exit
strategy from a burning home.
“Fire can be unpredictable, and
it moves more quickly than most
people realize,’’ Merriman said.
“Having an escape plan with at
least two ways out is essential to
protect your family in the event of
a fire in your home. And the es-
cape plan should be reviewed
from time to time. Fire Preven-
tion Week is a good time to do
that.’’
Statistics from the National
Fire Protection Association say
that in 2010, firefighters in the
United States responded to
nearly 370,000 home structure
fires. Those fires caused 13,350
civilian injuries and 2,640 civilian
deaths, as well as $6.9 billion in
direct damage.
Merriman recommends that
families:
•Make a map of their home,
marking each door or window
that could be used as an exit from
each room.
•Agree on a meeting place out-
side the home where family mem-
bers can make contact after
escaping from the house.
•Practice the plan at least
twice a year, with everyone in the
home involved in the practice.
•Make sure to have smoke
alarms in the home and make
sure the batteries are fresh.
“Firefighters in South Dakota
do a great job. Fire Prevention
Week is a time to recognize that,’’
Merriman said. “It’s also a good
time to remember that each of us
is responsible for our own safety
and the safety of our loved ones in
the event of a fire.’’
Federal funds to enable South Dakota tribe,
area residents to obtain safe water
Tribe will provide matching funds-Project also makes construction of
new, quality housing possible
Fire Prevention Week focuses on
planning safe escapes
Eagle Butte, SD, Sept. 25,
2012 – Today, USDA State Direc-
tor for Rural Development Elsie
Meeks announced that Mni
Waste Water Company had been
selected to receive a Water and
Environmental grant to improve
drinking water quality and pro-
mote economic development. The
funding will be used to provide
safe, clean water for community
residents.  Mni Waste’ Water
Company serves the Cheyenne
River Sioux Reservation includ-
ing areas of Dewey, Ziebach and
Meade counties.
“Nothing is more important
than water. This funding will
complete the water system that
will provide a much needed re-
source to the Cheyenne River
Reservation,” said Meeks. With
this funding Mni Waste’ Water
Company can achieve its goal of
providing sufficient, safe water to
existing users on the reservation
and adjacent areas in Meade and
Perkins Counties.” 
Meeks said the Tribe can’t cur-
rently build new houses because
additional water is not available.
This water project will allow 316
homes to be constructed immedi-
ately, some of which will provide
housing for staff at the recently
completed hospital in Eagle
Butte.  Additionally, the
Cheyenne River Housing Author-
ity currently has a waiting list of
685 families in need of housing
The area is experiencing popula-
tion growth and the community
may contain up to 15,000 resi-
dents by 2035.  
The Mni Waste Water Com-
pany was selected to receive a
Rural Development Water and
Waste Disposal grant of $21 mil-
lion, along with a Native America
grant of $5.4 million.  The federal
funding will be leveraged with
tribal contributions of $7 million.
The first two phases of the project
covered the water main lines and
the treated water pipeline.  The
third phase will construct the
water treatment plant. 
Since 2009, USDA has pro-
vided more than $8.1 billion in in-
vestment to bring modern,
updated water and waste water
capacity to thousands of rural
communities – helping to safe-
guard the health and wellbeing of
millions.
For additional information on
Rural Development projects,
please visit Rural Development’s
new interactive web map featur-
ing program funding and success
stories for fiscal years 2009-2011.
The data can be found at:
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/RD-
SuccessStories.html.
Since taking office, President
Obama's Administration has
taken historic steps to improve
the lives of rural Americans, put
people back to work and build
thriving economies in rural com-
munities. From proposing the
American Jobs Act to establishing
the first-ever White House Rural
Council the President is commit-
ted to a smarter use of existing
Federal resources to foster sus-
tainable economic prosperity and
ensure the government is a
strong partner for businesses, en-
trepreneurs and working families
in rural communities. The Rural
Council is working to break down
silos of information and to find
areas for better collaboration and
improved flexibility in adminis-
tering government programs and
to work closer with local tribal
and non-tribal governments, non-
profits and private companies to
leverage federal support to en-
hance the services offered to rural
beneficiaries.  Under Secretary
Vilsack's leadership, USDA has
instituted a comprehensive plan
to strengthen the Department as
a model service provider and to
ensure that every farmer and
rancher is treated equally and
fairly as part of "a new era of civil
rights" at USDA. He and Presi-
dent Obama have made it a prior-
ity to resolve all of the past civil
rights cases facing the Depart-
ment.
USDA, through its Rural De-
velopment mission area, adminis-
ters and manages housing,
business and community infra-
structure programs through a na-
tional network of state and local
offices. Rural Development has
an active portfolio of more than
$172 billion in loans and loan
guarantees. These programs are
designed to improve the economic
stability of rural communities,
businesses, residents, farmers
and ranchers and improve the
quality of life in rural America.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Sena-
tor Tim Johnson (D-SD), Senator
John Thune (R-SD) and Repre-
sentative Kristi Noem (R-SD)
today sent a letter to U.S. Secre-
tary of Veterans Affairs Eric
Shinseki to request a meeting in
Hot Springs regarding the pro-
posed changes to the Black Hills
Health Care System (BHHCS).
The delegation was joined by Sen-
ator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Senator
John Barrasso (R-WY), Senator
Mike Johanns (R-NE), Represen-
tative Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)
and Representative Adrian Smith
(R-NE).
The Senators and Representa-
tives expressed “frustration and
disappointment” in how proposed
changes to the BHHCS have pro-
gressed. The BHHCS gave its
word that the process would be
open, transparent, and inclusive.
However, a September 10, 2012
meeting between BHHCS officials
and the Save the VA Committee
broke down when the BHHCS
said it was not in a position to ne-
gotiate on its proposal. Since that
time, many stakeholders have
lost trust in the process and fear
that the actions of the BHHCS
over the past ten months were all
for show.
Continued on Page 4
Delegation
requests
meeting with
Veterans
Affairs Secretary
in Hot Springs
Faith High School Rodeo Young Guns to Compete
at SDRA HS Showcase Extravaganza … Faith High
School Rodeo Club will have a super showing at the SDRA High
School Showcase Extravaganza. The top two competitors from each
event in each of the four regions are invited to compete on Saturday,
October 20th at 1:00 P.M. in the Pennington County Events Center at
Rapid City. This is the fourth year South Dakota’s high school talent
has been invited to the SDRA finals. Competing will be Tearnee Nel-
son & Tricia Wilken in goat tying, Dalton Sheridan & Cody Bernstein
in team roping. Also competing will be Jake Foster in bull riding. He
was one of the top two in bull riding in the Jr. High division. Good
Luck Faith HS and JR High Rodeo Club Members! Pictured left to
right are Tearnee Nelson, Cody Bernstein, Jake Foster and Dalton
Sheridan. Photo courtesy of Tawn Nelson
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David LeRoy Rhoden, 63, Den-
ver, CO, died Saturday, Septem-
ber 29, 2012, in Denver, CO.
Services were held Sunday,
October 7, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. at
the Community Baptist Church of
Union Center with Pastor Wes
Labrier officiating. Burial fol-
lowed at the Red Owl Cemetery.
David was born August 22,
1949. He grew up near Union
Center. He attended grade school
there and graduated from New
Underwood High School. He lived
in Denver, CO, most of his life,
where he attended Denver Diesel
and Automotive College and then
worked as a diesel mechanic.
Most of his employed years were
with Continental Airlines.
He is survived by his wife,
Janeine, who stayed faithfully
close to his side through physical
hardships; his stepchildren,
Bobby and Marta Wilkinson,
Robyn Popish, and Ronda Edgett;
three grandchildren, Laryssa,
Daulton, and Jordan; his siblings,
Lori Rhoden Hausmann, Sturgis,
Dan Rhoden, Newell, and John
and Larry Rhoden, both of Union
Center; and numerous nieces and
nephews.
He was preceded in death by
his mother and father, Mildred
and Allen Rhoden.
Suggested memorials include
the American Diabetes Associa-
tion, an animal shelter of choice,
or any charity of choice.
Condolences may be sent to the
family at
www.kinkadefunerals.com.
David LeRoy Rhoden
Funeral services for Duane A.
Thomas, age 89, of Faith, SD
were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tues-
day, October 9, 2012 at the Bethel
Lutheran Church in Faith, SD
with Rev. Wayne Olson officiat-
ing. Burial with Masonic grave-
side rites and full military honors
followed at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
October 9 at the Black Hills Na-
tional Cemetery in Sturgis, SD.
Duane Arlee Thomas was born
on Oct 29, 1922 to George William
Thomas and Josephine (Schaffer)
Thomas on the family farm near
Dupree, SD. He graduated from
Dupree High School in 1943.
Duane was inducted into the US
Navy on March 1, 1945. His Tour
of Duty was on the US Didynsus,
a repair ship that traveled all
over the Pacific Ocean. When the
Peace Treaty was signed with
Japan, the USS Dionysus was the
14th ship to arrive in Tokyo Bay.
He was honorably discharged as
a Seaman 1st Class on July 12th,
1946. Duane and Alice (Perkins)
were married on December 8th,
1945. Three children were born to
this union; Renee on October 28,
1949, Randy on December 9, 1952
and Kurt on November 15, 1954. 
Duane worked for the Milwau-
kee Railroad from 1948 to 1953,
spending a lot of time away from
his family. To avoid missing his
children grow up, he went to work
for Central Lumber Co. in Dupree
in 1953 and was transferred to
Mobridge in 1955.  In 1956, he
was offered a manager position in
Underwood, ND where he spent
three years managing Central
Lumber Co. He also worked for
one year at Great Plains Lumber.
In September of 1962, he was pre-
sented with an opportunity to buy
shares and become manager of
Faith Lumber Co. in Faith, SD.
He accepted the offer and was
manager there until his retire-
ment on Jan. 1st, 1990. 
Duane served as a Director for
the South Dakota Lumberman’s
Association for many years.  He
also served on the Tri-County Soil
Conservation District board for
over 25 years. He was a member
of the American Legion, Shriners,
Order of the Eastern Star, life
member of the VFW and was a 50
year member of the Masons.
Duane loved traveling in his mo-
torhome, making it to all 50
states along the way. He was an
avid bowler, traveling to Eagle
Butte or Bison once a week for
league bowling. He loved to fish,
hunt and golf.  Unknown to his
children, he was also termed the
“Pool shark” by those who played
pool with him in his earlier days. 
Duane was raised on the fam-
ily farm and always had a pro-
found interest in how the
planting and harvesting seasons
were going. Duane and Alice were
avid sports fans.  They attended
many State “B” Basketball tour-
naments. They loved watching all
the kids, no matter what sport.
Duane loved little children, noth-
ing could bring a bigger smile to
his face than when he saw a
young child. He would wave and
if he got a hug, life was good
Duane passed away on Tues-
day morning, October 2, 2012 at
the West River Regional Medical
Center in Hettinger, ND.
He is survived by one son and
daughter-in-law, Randy and
Mona Thomas, Faith, SD; one
son-in-law, Fred Reede, Meadow,
SD; four grandchildren, Tanya
and Bill Bushong, Faith, SD,
Boyce and Melissa Reede and
Scott and Marla Reede, all of
Lemmon, SD and Jamie and Sab-
rina Thomas, San Diego, CA; nine
great-grandchildren, Gereth,
Treyton and Gabriel Bushong,
Brianna and Jacob Thomas, Dil-
lon and Kole Reede, baby Reede
and Micah Reede; two sisters,
Evelyn Anderson, Dupree, SD
and Bernice Capp, Spearfish, SD;
one sister-in-law, Vivian Thomas,
Spearfish, SD; and many cousins,
nieces and nephews.
Duane was preceded in death
by his wife, Alice Thomas; his
parents, William and Josephine
Thomas; one daughter, Renee`
Reede; one son in infancy, Kurt
Thomas; one sister, Jean Capp;
four brothers, Willis, Dennie,
Stanley and Clinton Thomas;
three brothers-in-law, Calvin An-
derson, Donno and Chuck Capp;
and two sisters-in-law, Ruby and
Arlene Thomas.
Visitation was held from 10:00
a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Oc-
tober 8 at the Evanson-Jensen
Funeral Home in Lemmon and
from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on
Monday evening at the Faith
Area Memorial Chapel in Faith,
SD.
In lieu of flowers a memorial
has been established to the
Shriners Children’s Hospital.
Condolences may be sent
through our website at www.fu-
neralhomesofcaring.com.   
Duane Thomas
“Catholic evening of Q&A
If you or someone else you know has ever
wanted to learn more about the Catholic
Church, please join us for a friendly evening of
coffee/conversation Thur., Oct. 11, 7pm.
“R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation
for Adults) invitation!”
Ever thought or wondered about the process in-
volved in joining the Catholic Church? Come
visit Deacon Larry Brown & Fr. Jim Hoerter with
your questions Thurs., Oct. 18, 7pm. Both
events at St. Joseph Church Hall in Faith.
October 10, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 3
South Dakota State University
Extension will host training ses-
sions focused on estate planning
and transitioning the family oper-
ation in Lemmon, Philip, Red-
field, Chamberlain, Yankton and
Brookings, beginning Oct. 22.
Sustaining the Legacy confer-
ences have helped farm and
ranch families across the state
get started on their plans by pro-
viding the tools and resources
needed to get started and the
know-how to get it completed,
says Heather Gessner, SDSU Ex-
tension Livestock Business Man-
agement Field Specialist.
"Each session is filled with im-
portant information that can help
farm and ranch families address
questions they may face as par-
ents or grandparents get older
and consider their legacy," said
Gessner, who is organizing the
conferences. "Producers have told
me that the value of this program
was $1 million, due to the
changes they made to their estate
plan and the reduction of poten-
tial estate taxes."
Extension staff and industry
professionals will help partici-
pants develop the tools they need
in order to face estate-planning
challenges with less stress.
Conference dates & locations
in our nearby area:
•Lemmon-Oct. 22, 23, 29 and
30: SDSU Regional Extension
Center, 408 8th Street West,
Lemmon
•Philip-Oct. 25, 26, Nov. 1
and 2: Bad River Senior Center,
123 E US Hwy 14, Phillip
The training costs $75 per per-
son. Registration is required
seven days prior to the first meet-
ing date. To register, call Gessner
at 605-782-3290. Return the reg-
istration form and funds to Sioux
Falls Extension Center, 2001
East 8th Street, Sioux Falls, SD
57103.
Each day of the four-session
program is full of tools and how-
to information families can use to
create and implement their indi-
vidualized plan, no matter how
big or small the operation.
Topics for the sessions cover
communication styles, business
structures, goals, asset distribu-
tion, wills and probate, retire-
ment planning and funding, fair
versus equal distribution, tax im-
plications for the operation, life
insurance, long-term care insur-
ance, trusts, and other topics as
determined by the audiences.
"Many of the past participants
have utilized the information
from the conference to reduce po-
tential estate taxes and ensure
that their operation is passed
down to the next generation in a
smooth, hassle free transition,"
Gessner said.
All family members are en-
couraged to attend the sessions,
and on- and off-farm heirs are
also invited to learn about the
tools and participate in the dis-
cussions.
"Past participants have used
this conference to interview attor-
neys and insurance agents while
they are presenting the basics of
using the many tools available to
them," Gessner said. "If you are
making plans to retire or becom-
ing a partner in the operation, or
if you own farm or ranch assets,
this program is a great start for
you. Our goal is to give you the
tools to develop your estate plan
and the motivation to get started,
combined with some gentle nudg-
ing that keeps you moving for-
ward with the process."
Partial funding for this pro-
gram is provided by the South
Dakota Soybean Research and
Promotion Council.
"SDR&PC is proud to be one of
the sponsors for this year's estate
planning workshops. With rising
land values and profit margins,
estate planning has never been
more important," said Doug Han-
son, a SDSRPC board member
and a past participant of the con-
ference. "My wife and I have at-
tended these workshops in the
past and have found them very
informative."
Call Gessner at her Sioux Falls
Regional Extension office with
questions at 605-782-3290, or e-
mail her at this address:
heather.gessner@sdstate.edu.ext.
The Faith City Council opened
bids for construction work, held
the second reading of the budget,
and approved two building per-
mits at their October 2nd meet-
ing.
Greg Fisher came before Coun-
cil to ask if the city crew could in-
stall some culvert in the alley
between his house in town and
the old St. Paul’s Lutheran
Church. He purchased about 45’
of culvert but doesn’t have the
equipment to put it in. He figured
it would take the city crew about
half a day to put it in. He thought
the alley would be more usuable
if it would have proper drainage.
Currently it veers off into private
property. He felt it fair to pay for
the work if they charged the coun-
cil person for work done in their
alley. Council tabled the issue
and will go check it out before the
next meeting.
Council retired into executive
session at 7:15 for possible litiga-
tion., and came out at 7:30 to
open bids for various construction
work. The only bids received were
from Collins Construction out of
the Hills. Council accepted their
bids for labor only on: reroofing
about 1200 sq. ft on the commu-
nity center at a cost of $1850;
reroofing the public safety build-
ing at a cost of $1525; and in-
stalling a vinyl window in the
upper story of the Municipal
Building, at a cost of $789; paint-
ing in the public safety building,
$1485, and inside the community
center, $1695.
Council went back into execu-
tive session at 7:40 for further
discussion on possible litigation.
They came back out at 8:25.
Council approved Debbie at-
tending an election workshop.
Several items were surplused
to be sold at their auction: an old
bar–no longer used, wall heaters,
helmets, etc.
Debbie explained that it was
time to renew their firemen in-
surance for hospital, death bene-
fits, etc. They do this every three
years. Their present plan would
cost them $3894 for the three
years. It runs higher if they pay it
on a yearly basis. Council ap-
proved renewing the insurance
for the three years.
Two building permits were ap-
proved: Greg Fisher for siding
and windows on his house east of
town and Shandee Gillin for a 6’
high wood privacy fence, allowing
for the city variance on the bar
and alley side. Donn has already
inspected the area and approved
it.
Council held a lengthy discus-
sion on the 2nd reading of the
budget for 2013. Debbie pre-
sented two proposals, one listing
everything they wanted on it
with a deficit of over $200,000,
and another with things they
need, cutting wherever she could.
One item they particularly need
is a digger truck. Debbie also sug-
gested they could put more into
Capital Outlay and less in Com-
munity Development. There is
about $362,000 in sales tax, but
$106,440 of that is for the commu-
nity center building payment and
$86,500 for streets, leaving them
about $170,000 in the sales tax
fund. She did increase the sales
tax revenue for next year. They
approved the second proposal
which was closest to what they
needed.
Their next meeting is Tuesday,
October 16th.
Faith City Council holds lengthy
meeting By Loretta Passolt
Extension Estate Planning and Farm Transition
Conferences begin across the state Oct. 22
All meals served with milk and
bread. Menu subject to change
without notice.
Wed., Oct. 10: Mac & Cheese,
Stewed Tomatoes, Banana, But-
terscotch Pudding
Thur., Oct. 11: Hot Beef on
Bread, Mashed Potatoes &
Gravy, Corn Broccoli Bake,
Peaches, Ice Cream
Fri., Oct. 12: Chili, Marinated
Vegetable Salad, Cooked Apples
Mon., Oct. 15: Beef & Noo-
dles, Tossed Salad w/Dressing,
Parslied Carrots, Pears
Tue., Oct. 16: Roast Turkey,
Baked Sweet Potatoes, Green
Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Faresh
Fruit
Wed., Oct. 17: Meatloaf,
Baked Potato w/Sr. Cream, Lima
Beans w/Pimentos, Pineapple
Tiebits
Thur., Oct. 18: Chicken Al-
fredo, Italian Vegetables, Apple
Crisp, Grape Juice
Fri., Oct. 19: Cold Roast Beef
Sandwich, English Pea Salad, V-
8 Juice, Orange
Senior Citizens Menu Senior Citizens Menu
Seniors are worried that their
children and grandchildren will
suffer as a result of America's fi-
nancial crisis and they want the
presidential candidates to ad-
dress the issue now, according to
Dan Weber, president of the As-
sociation of Mature American Cit-
izens.
"Can you blame us for feeling
depressed and anxious after the
Federal Reserve tells us that
American families have lost
nearly 40% of their net worth
over the past four years? Mean-
while, the unemployment rate
lingers at historically high levels,
we're not creating enough jobs to
go around and those who do have
jobs are making less money. Com-
bine that with the fact that each
day more families fall into
poverty and become dependent on
food stamps and other govern-
ment assistance programs,"
Weber said.
Older Americans are also con-
cerned about the future of Social
Security and Medicare, he noted.
"Mismanagement threatens the
future of these non-entitlement
programs for our children and
grandchildren and they need to
be fixed now. But they are not
going to get fixed if our elected of-
ficials twiddle their thumbs and
try to foist on us ill-conceived do-
gooder programs like Oba-
maCare."
"That's a lot of doom and gloom
to be dealing with, but the next
president of the United States
will need to deal with it or this
country, as we know it, will not
survive. And so, we call on Presi-
dent Obama and his challenger,
Mitt Romney, to present their
plans for reform and recovery in
clear and concise language. They
must do it soon because the ulti-
mate presidential election survey
is coming up fast on November 6
when we all go to the polls to cast
our ballots."
Seniors worry that economic
chaos threatens the future for
their children and grandchildren
Obama and Romney need to present their
plans for reform and recovery in clear and
concise language
Keep up with your city,
school, and county...
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Faith News
By Loretta Passolt
Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden
October 22, 23, 29 & 30
10:00 AM––4:00 PM
Lemmon Extension Center
~~~Armory, Lemmon, SD
Fill your Toolbox with the information you need
pass on your Estate to the next generation.
Learn how and when to use:
-Different types of business
structures - Trusts-Life Insurance -
Long Term Care Insurance
-Tax Implications-Personal Property Distribution
-Wills and Probate - Funding Retirement
Contact the Sioux Falls Regional Extension Office for
more information or for a registration brochure (605)
782-3290
$75 per person registration fee due at the first sesion
John Heidler took his mom,
Dorothy, and made a business
trip into the Hills on Monday.
Wednesday, Carmen Heidler
spent the day with granddaugh-
ters Harlie and Braylie Heidler
while their parents and crew
weaned calves.
Dwayne and Zona Vig drove to
Sturgis to pick up the C-172 that
had been in the shop and Hope
Vig rode along to bring the car
back home.  Dwayne and Zona
flew to Amherst to check on cat-
tle, on to Appleton, MN to visit a
friend, Eric Carlson, then to
White to visit more friends, Harv
and Harriet Svec before going to
Huron to spend the next few days.
Gloria Hawks and Susan Del-
bridge came on Thursday and all
four helped with the Church of
Christ Clothing Giveaway.
Dwayne and Zona also got a tour
of the Women's Wellness Clinic in
Huron that is run by Dr. Sara
Castellanos, the daughter of Edi
Holzbauer who is Dwayne's first
cousin.
Howard and I went to Rapid
City on Tuesday where Howard
had two molars pulled. We did a
little shopping  before an after-
noon appointment, then home.
Opal Area News
By Kay Ingalls
The cooler temperatures of fall
have definitely arrived! We had
mostly 40s and 50s last week,
even a few snow flakes one day,
very few. The nights have sure
been cold for this early in the sea-
son, in the 20s. We’ll have some
60s this week, and maybe some
moisture, hopefully in the form of
rain, not the white stuff.
Our condolences to the family
of Duane Thomas. Duane and
Alice were such pillars of our com-
munity. They were great support-
ers of the town, the people and
especially the kids. They rarely
missed any community events,
and were great fans of the school
spports.
Diane Isaacs and Cindy Escott
went to Rapid City on Friday to
do a little shopping and just to get
away for awhile. They enjoyed
breakfast and visiting with Jean-
nie Escott Saturday morning.
They headed home Saturday af-
ternoon.
Monday was Native Ameri-
can/Columbus Day but most busi-
nesses in town were open.
Congratulations to the Lady
Longhorns on their 3rd place
showing at the Gettysburg Tour-
nament on Saturday. Also to
Tearnee Nelson for being named
to the All Tournament Team. The
jr. high volleyball girls play at
Eagle Butte this Thursday fol-
lowed by the C, B & A girls. The
jr. high girls will be traveling to
Mobridge on Saturday for a tour-
nament. Timber Lake will be
playing here next Tuesday. They
will start with the jr. high at 4:00.
That will also be Parents Night
for the girls.
Congratulations to the Long-
horns football team on their vic-
tory over Bison last Friday night.
The Longhorns will be hosting
Newell here this Friday night.
Then on Monday, the jr high and
jv will be hosting Eagle Butte at
5:00. The varsity will be hosting
Harding County next Thursday
night. That should be a good one!
The cross country team com-
petes in the Region 8B Meet at
Philip today, Wednesday. We
hope they have the best of luck.
This is the only meet where they
can qualify for state.
I sure could use some local
news. Won’t you share your news
with our readers? I’m sure some
of you are doing some interesting
things that you could share.
Those far away enjoy reading
what everyone is up to.
When we got home he went out to
see how the trenching and dig-
ging was coming along on the
water line.
Walter and Diane Fees went to
Newell on business Tuesday, then
on to other Hills towns for shop-
ping.
Lyle and Miriam Weiss re-
turned home this week after vis-
iting her mother, Esther Phillips,
brother, Len Phillips family and
their daughter Melissa and her
husband all in Washington state.
Jesse Fees was up first part of
the week to visit Faye Fees, his
folks Walter and Diane Fees and
a brief stop at Kay Ingalls's.  His
sister, Kallie Fees came up from
Pierre to Marcus to stay with
Jesse and Kelly's girls while they
spent the weekend with friends in
the Hills.  She brought the girls
up to Walter and Diane's on Sat-
urday for an overnighter.
Glenn and Margaret Fogelman
hosted Bible Study on Thursday
evening for Marlin and Ethel In-
galls and Barry and Cheryl Vig.
Marlin and Ethel Ingalls kept
appointments in Rapid City on
Friday.
Ronny Lemmel came out to
help Spud and Rick Lemmel get
their yearling heifers home from
summer pasture on Thursday,
then Saturday Ronny and daugh-
ters Brittni and Brianna came
back to help them give calves fall
shots.
Spud and Bernice Lemmel
went to Rapid City on Friday for
Spud's eye appointment, then on
to Spearfish for Bernice's dental
appointment.
Jason Fees was at the Walter
Fees place working on their farm-
ing project this weekend.
Everyone’s busy weaning
calves and watching water
troughs.  Still really in need of
moisture.  Keep praying.
Fall temperatures have set in,
giving us our first hard frost last
week. We are still in need of mois-
ture but most still prefer to have
it in the form of rain rather than
snow.
A very nice service was held for
David Rhoden's farewell on Sun-
day. Wes Labrier officiated and
the Circuit Riders Quarter sang a
number of songs. Larry, John,
Lorie, and Dan Rhoden sang "It Is
Well With My Soul". Sylvia Rho-
den was the accompanist. Pall
bearers were Kenny, Levi, Seth,
Jesse, Reggie, Tristen, and Stacy
Rhoden who were all nephews of
David's. The burial was at the
Red Owl Cemetery. The family
thanks and appreciates friends
and neighbors who attended the
services as well as condolences in
other special ways.
Rural Neighbors will take
place this week at 1:00 pm at the
Community Baptist Church of
Union Center. All are welcome.
On Friday, October 12, our US
Congresswoman, Kristi Noem,
will be at HO Anderson on Main
Street in Sturgis. She will be
making a brief stop between a de-
bate in Rapid City and a function
at Chamberlain that day. She will
have  just a half an hour for a
"Meet & Greet Update" from 3:30-
4:00 pm.  All are welcome and en-
couraged to attend. This will be
followed by a "Ballot Issues Ques-
tion & Answer" time at 4:30 pm
with Dist. 29 Senator Larry Rho-
den, Rep. Dean Wink, and Rep.
Tom Brunner. Refreshments will
be served.
On Sunday, Oct.14, at 2:00 pm,
a party and celebration for Fran-
cie Brink will be hosted in honor
of a 'special' birthday. This will be
for 'ladies' who would like to cel-
ebrate this special occasion with
her, and have a good time with
other ladies in the community. It
will be at the Community Baptist
Church fellowship room and is
hosted by Sandy Rhoden and
Nicole (Brink) Meirose.
The Faith football players will
be having Parents Night at their
home game on Friday. So far the
team is undefeated, despite quite
a string of injuries. The girls vol-
leyball team placed 3rd at a tour-
nament held in Gettysburg and
are having a very good season as
well.
The Maurine School had a field
trip to the Stoneville School re-
cently. The Takini School sched-
uled a trip there as well.
There will be a meeting at the
Ambulance Building at Enning
on Monday, Oct.15 at 7:00 pm.
They will hold an election of offi-
cers, at which time 4 board mem-
bers are elegible. In order to vote
or run for a position, one must be
a current, paid member. Anyone
interested in running may call
Neoma Richter at 985-5904.
As it nears voting season,
many have questions about vot-
ing. A good place to find answers
to those questions is canivote.org.
The Senators and Representa-
tives wrote: “We remain commit-
ted to ensuring that our veterans
receive the highest quality of care
and believe that their voices and
concerns need to be a part of any
proposed changes. … Given the
recent developments as to how
this process is moving forward,
Veterans Affairs Continued from Page 1
we are requesting a meeting with
you, the tri-state congressional
delegation and members of the
Save the VA Committee in Hot
Springs, SD. We believe that it is
important you hear directly from
the members of the community,
our veterans, and other stake-
holders directly affected.”
October 10, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 5
Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
The VA Black Hills Health
Care System (BHHCS) special-
ized Post Traumatic Stress Disor-
der Outpatient Treatment
Program (PCT) will host a semi-
annual  women Veteran’s retreat,
October 19-21, 2012. The retreat
will be held at the Fort Meade
Campus, two miles east of Stur-
gis.
The PCT staff takes a holistic
approach to veteran’s treatment
and addresses psychological,
physical, social and spiritual is-
sues related to Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder (PTSD). The
semi-annual women’s retreats
were developed as part of the
VA's rural health care initiative,
“serving the under-served”.
The retreat, beginning at noon
on October 19, is for women vet-
erans of all eras diagnosed with
PTSD and female family mem-
bers of male veterans diagnosed
with PTSD. The weekend retreats
offer a condensed psycho educa-
tional , experiential format that
educates participants about the
debilitating symptoms of PTSD,
effects on the family, with a par-
ticular emphasis on developing
healthier coping strategies and
increasing one’s social support
network.
“The PCT Women’s Retreat in
its 19th year, seeks to help partic-
ipants examine some of the basic
questions in their lives,” said
Cathy Edler, Addiction Therapist
for the PCT Program and Retreat
Coordinator. “The volunteer facil-
itators and participants build a
community of people who are
willing to take time to support
each other. We provide a safe
place to explore issues and allow
you to come up with your own an-
swers.”
The Disabled American Veter-
ans (DAV) Charitable Trust has
graciously bestowed a yearly
grant for the retreat program.
This funding helps to cover meals
and lodging expenses for all eligi-
ble participants. The grant does
not cover transportation. Please
check with your local VA  medical
center about travel eligibility.
Only new participant applica-
tions will be accepted, as seating
is limited to 20 participants and
is on a first-come, first-served
basis.
Participants must be screened
and pre-register by phoning the
PCT Program at 720-7449 or 1-
800-743-1070, extension 7449.
Travel eligibility inquiries should
be directed to 720-7103.
VA BHHCS to host Women Veteran’s Retreat
This (Monday) morning as we
stepped out the house door three
year old Quirt announced, “I mell
moke!” That tells us what a
drought we are in and how dry
the country is when a three year
old is on the sniff for prairie fires!
It must have been forest fire
smoke drifting in from some-
where but it sure did smell like
smoke. Late this afternoon we
have had some showers but I
don’t know if we got enough to re-
ally measure. We were in Philip
today visiting my dad. It was
raining there and continued a few
showers as we came north and
west. It does give us hope that we
may have measureable moisture
someday. We had hard frosts this
past week and many trees have
already lost their leaves. Due to
the extreme dry conditions the
county has been unable to mow
the road ditches so we have
miniature Kosha trees along the
roads. Those should create a real
mess snowing and drifting in the
roads. Our county commissioners
have also made all the county em-
ployees live away from their
shops and road patrols. That
should work real well if we get
one of those years with 102 inches
of snow starting in early Novem-
ber. I’m not sure if the Opal area
even has a patrol now. If that is
true, you folks may have a real
tough time. The unfortunate
thing is that the person who
caused all the trouble has been
voted off the commission but is
there until January, and also has
no knowledge of what it is like to
live this far from town and doc-
tors in bad weather. When you
visit with your town relatives and
friends ask them to pay attention
to the commissioners proceedings
and how their commissioner
votes. Gary Cammack pointed out
to me that many people in towns
don’t know who their commis-
sioner is and how they vote. Let’s
remind people we are out here
and we deserve some common
sense service!
Tucker Hudson was injured
while they were moving cows yes-
terday. He is in the Rapid City
Hospital. I don’t have any more
details but sure hope all is going
well tonight.
Once again I’d like to extend
our sympathy to the Thomas fam-
ily for the loss of Duane. I have
not spent my entire life in Faith,
but I don’t remember when the
Thomas’ didn’t run the lumber
yard. As a child we loved to come
to Faith Stock Show parades be-
cause the floats were always
BEAUTIFUL. Faith Lumber
could be counted on to have a
beautiful entry. It was a common
site to see a float emerging from
the lumber yard or Duane and
Alice’s garage all decked out for
the parade. Duane and Alice were
Faith promoters and all around
good folks. They’ll be missed!
Have you all noticed what
“thing” is being promoted this
month? It is National Vegetarian
Month, now ain’t that just spe-
cial! I’m pretty sure Lonny and
Tim won’t have to make any
changes to their menus for this
special month. Harold and I
stayed with his aunt in California
for a few days one year. The
ladies were vegetarians and fed
us tofu this and tofu that. While
the old girls went to church we
found a café and had steak! I
often think of the story of Hugh
Glass. I’m pretty sure most area
people know of the Legend of
Hugh Glass but for those who
don’t here’s short ‘n sweet. Hugh
was a mountain man who was
with the Ashley Fur Company in
August of 1823. The group was
moving west along the Grand
River in South Dakota near the
area where the Grand forks.
Glass had gone out ahead of the
group and met up with a momma
grizzly bear. She attacked him,
ripped him up, plus broke his leg
before she was killed. The other
men fixed Glass up as best they
could but were sure he’d die. Gen-
eral Ashley asked for 2 volunteers
to stay with him until he died and
then bury him. Two young men,
Bridger and Fitzgerald agreed to
stay while the rest of the party
went on. They stayed a day or two
but were afraid of an Indian at-
tack so took his gun, rifle and pro-
visions to prove he was dead.
Glass woke up and found him self
alone with only a straight edge
razor as a tool and weapon. He
knew that he would have to save
himself so he started crawling to
Fort Kiowa 200 miles to the
south. I’ve read three books about
this subject. All the stories I’ve
read tell that on the second or
third day of his crawl he saw a
dead buffalo calf that wolves were
eating. He waited then took his
stick and drove the wolves off so
that he could eat the meat be-
cause he needed meat for
strength. He stayed there at least
two days eating on the meat be-
fore he moved on. He also snared
rabbits and ate snakes or what-
ever else he could get his hands
on. He suffered from maggots in
his back but they probably
stopped gangrene. It is an amaz-
ing story of survival and it hap-
pened in our area. My main point
here is that he knew he had to
have meat to be strong. Tofu just
don’t cut it when you have real
work to do! No National Vegetar-
ian Month for me, thanks! 
The South Dakota Fire Mar-
shal’s Office is reinstating the
Firefighter Essentials Grant Pro-
gram, which will help fund 13
training programs across the
state.
Fire Marshal Paul Merriman
said the program was eliminated
for lack of funds in 2010. To rein-
state the program, a portion of
the revenue from the Fire Safe
Cigarette fund is being set aside.
The money will help defray ex-
penses such as books, manuals
and instructor fees that fire de-
partments will incur when they
host a Firefighter Essentials
class. The Fire Marshal’s Office is
committing $750 to each of 13
classes.
“It is vital for our firefighters
to remain current in training and
education,’’ Merriman said.
“We’re pleased to be able to rein-
state some funding for these
classes.’’
The funding is from fees paid
by cigarette manufacturers to the
fire safety standard act fund, cre-
ated by the 2009 Legislature. The
fund provides revenue to admin-
ister the fire-safe cigarette law, as
well as to support fire safety and
education programs.
Fire Departments interested in
receiving a training grant are
asked to contact the State Fire
Marshal’s Office at (605) 773-
3562.
Fire Marshal’s Office to
reinstate training grants
Page 6• October 10, 2012 • The Faith Independent
WASHINGTON — The Inter-
nal Revenue Service today urged
taxpayers whose tax-filing exten-
sion runs out on Oct. 15 to double
check their returns for often-over-
looked tax benefits and then file
their returns electronically using
IRS e-file or the Free File system.
Many of the more than 11 million
taxpayers who requested an auto-
matic six-month  extension  this
year have yet to file. Though Oct.
15 is the last day for most people,
some still have more time, includ-
ing members of the military and
others serving in Iraq,
Afghanistan or other  combat
zone localities who typically have
until at least 180 days after they
leave the combat zone to both file
returns and pay any taxes due.
People with extensions in parts
of Louisiana and Mississippi af-
fected by Hurricane Isaac also
have more time, until Jan. 11,
2013, to file and pay.
Check Out Tax Benefits
Before filing, the IRS encour-
ages taxpayers to take a moment
to see if they qualify for these and
other often-overlookedcredits and
deductions:
·Benefits for low-and moder-
ate-income workers and families,
especially the Earned Income Tax
Credit. The special  EITC Assis-
tant  can help taxpayers see if
they’re eligible.
·Savers credit, claimed
on Form 8880, for low-and moder-
ate-income workers who con-
tributed to a retirement plan,
such as an IRA or 401(k).
·American Opportunity Tax
Credit, claimed on  Form 8863,
and other  education tax
benefits  for parents and college
students.
E-file Now: It’s Fast, Easy
and Often Free
The IRS urged taxpayers to
choose the speed and convenience
of electronic filing. IRS e-file is
fast, accurate and secure, making
it an ideal option for those rush-
ing to meet the Oct. 15 deadline.
The tax agency verifies receipt of
an e-filed return, and people who
file electronically make fewer
mistakes too.
Everyone can use Free File, ei-
ther the brand-name software, of-
fered by IRS’ commercial
partners to individuals and fami-
lies with incomes of $57,000 or
less, or online fillable forms, the
electronic version of IRS paper
forms available to taxpayers at all
income levels.
Taxpayers who purchase their
own software can also choose e-
file, and most paid tax preparers
are now required to file their
clients’ returns electronically.
Anyone expecting a refund can
get it sooner by choosing direct
deposit. Taxpayers can choose to
have their refunds deposited into
as many as three accounts.
See Form 8888 for details.
Quick and Easy Payment
Options
For unemployed workers who
filed Form 1127-A and qualified
to get an extension to pay their
2011 federal income tax, Oct. 15
is also the last day to pay what
they owe, including interest at
the rate of 3 percent per year,
compounded daily. Doing so will
avoid the late-payment penalty,
normally 0.5 percent per month.
Taxpayers can e-pay what they
owe, either online or by phone,
through the  Electronic Federal
Tax Payment System(EFTPS),
by electronic funds withdrawal or
with a credit or debit card. There
is no IRS fee for any of these serv-
ices, but for debit and credit card
payments only, the private-sector
card processors do charge a con-
venience fee. For those who item-
ize their deductions, these fees
can be claimed on  Schedule
A  Line 23. Those who choose to
pay by check or money order
should make the payment out to
the “United States Treasury”.
Taxpayers with extensions
should file their returns by Oct.
15, even if they can’t pay the full
amount due. Doing so will avoid
the late-filing penalty, normally
five percent per month, that
would otherwise apply to any un-
paid balance after Oct. 15. How-
ever, interest and late-payment
penalties will continue to accrue.
Fresh Start for Struggling
Taxpayers
In many cases, those strug-
gling to pay taxes qualify for one
of several relief programs, includ-
ing those expanded earlier this
year under the IRS "Fresh Start"
initiative.
Most people can set up a pay-
ment agreement with the IRS on
line in a matter of minutes. Those
who owe $50,000 or less in com-
bined tax, penalties and interest
can use the  Online Payment
Agreement  to set up a monthly
payment agreement for up to six
years or request a short-term ex-
tension to pay. Taxpayers can
choose this option even if they
have not yet received a bill or no-
tice from the IRS.
Taxpayers can also request a
payment agreement by
filing  Form 9465-FS. This form
can be downloaded from IRS.go-
vand mailed along with a tax re-
turn, bill or notice.
Alternatively, some struggling
taxpayers qualify for an offer-in-
compromise. This is an agree-
ment between a taxpayer and the
IRS that settles the taxpayer’s
tax liabilities for less than the full
amount owed. Generally, an offer
will not be accepted if the IRS be-
lieves the liability can be paid in
full as a lump sum or through a
payment agreement. The IRS
looks at the taxpayer’s income
and assets to make a determina-
tion regarding the taxpayer’s abil-
ity to pay.
Details on all filing and pay-
ment options are on IRS.gov.
Gov. Daugaard’s
Column
Great news for South Dakota stu-
dents
Sometimes South Dakota can
have an inferiority complex.  Be-
cause we're small or because
we're rural, we sometimes think
we don't stack up with other
places.  But being small and rural
doesn't mean being second-
rate.  Three national news stories
recently reported that South
Dakota has a lot to celebrate.
The October 2012 issue of Fast
Company magazine includes an
article entitled "Schooling Cy-
berninjas."   The article reports
that the National Security
Agency, a part of the U.S. Depart-
ment of Defense, is working hard
to train new computer security
experts to protect our nation's on-
line infrastructure from at-
tacks.  As the article notes, "The
goal is to create a pipeline of gov-
ernment-vetted talent, and with
it, a robust line of virtual national
defense."  
NSA selected four universities
to launch NSA-certified cyberse-
curity programs.   One of those
four schools is Dakota State Uni-
versity.  Gov. Bill Janklow made
Dakota State "the computer
school" in the 1980s, and in the
decades since, DSU has developed
cutting-edge programs in infor-
mation assurance, biometrics,
and other information technology
fields.  DSU has a national repu-
tation for excellence – and it is
right here in South Dakota.
Another South Dakota univer-
sity was featured by Bloomberg
News on Sept. 18.   The article,
headlined "Harvard losing out to
South Dakota in graduate pay,"
noted that while a Harvard grad-
uate earns an average $54,100
starting salary, a new graduate of
the South Dakota School of Mines
and Technology earns $56,700 on
average.  That's right – the School
of Mines beats Harvard by
$2,600.  Why is this happen-
ing?  Because the School of Mines
is offering high-quality programs
in the engineering fields – where
there are lots of jobs and strong
demand for more highly skilled
graduates.  
In a third piece of good news,
South Dakota’s Lake Area Tech-
nical Institute (LATI) was named
in September as one of 10 final-
ists for the Aspen Prize for Com-
munity College Excellence, which
is the nation’s signature recogni-
tion of high achievement and per-
formance in America’s
community colleges.  This is the
second year in a row that LATI
has been honored in this way.
Dakota State, the School of
Mines, and LATI are not
alone.   Every one of South
Dakota’s universities and techni-
cal institutes offers great pro-
grams that prepare our students
to compete in high-demand fields
– from accounting or medicine at
USD, to engineering and phar-
macy at SDSU, to banking and
music education at Northern
State, to science and math educa-
tion at Black Hills State, to highly
focused programs for careers in
health care, manufacturing, elec-
trification, and other needed occu-
pations at our other great
technical institutes.
We hear a lot about the unem-
ployment rate among young peo-
ple, but that's not a big problem
for graduates from any of the pro-
grams I just mentioned.   It's
something for high school stu-
dents to think about as they plan
for higher education:  Try to find
an education major that will get
you a job at the end.
There are plenty of great op-
tions, right here in South Dakota.
Tax-filing and payment extensions expire Oct. 15;
check eligibility for overlooked tax benefits;
choose e-file; payment options available
Two Hearts Lassoed In Love
You are invi ted to a reception and dance
for Max & Katrina Thompson
Sat., Oct. 13, 6 PM
Dance to follow at the
Communi ty Legion Hall, Fai th, SD
A NEW PHENOMEN THIS
FALL; Because of the lack of
moisture this summer and in
some areas a full-blown drought,
building foundations, driveways,
and basements are at peril. The
drought has caused soil to dry
which shrinks and pulls away
from basements, footings and
moorings.
Depending on the type of soil
and dry conditions, some of these
cracks can be several inches wide
and several feet into the earth’s
surface. Inspect your property for
these gaps and cracks. They can
cause problems if water from fall
rains, winter snows or spring run-
off gets into the cracks, expanding
and damaging the basement. In-
sects and rodents love the gaps.
What is the remedy?
According to a news release
from Dr. Ken Hellevang, North
Dakota State University Exten-
sion Service, do NOT pour dirt or
water directly in the voids. In-
stead water the soil back 2-3 feet
from the cracks with a soaker
hose. He recommends doing this
as soon as possible before freeze
up. Over a week’s time of water-
ing, the soil will expand to its nor-
mal size. By putting more soil
into the crack, added pressure
will be placed on the basement
wall when the soil becomes wet
again or freezes. Pouring water
directly in the crack can cause ex-
pansion and leakage problems
clear down to the footings. ‘Check,
water and relax’ is the recommen-
dation for this problem. A re-
minder: property policies exclude
losses directly or indirectly from
“any earth movement, earth sink-
ing, rising, shifting, settling,
shrinkage, bulging or expansion,
including resultant cracking of
pavement, patios, foundations,
walls, floors or ceilings.”-NDSU
Extension
Dry conditions threatening to homes
email us at
faithind@faithsd.com
October 10, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 7
The Golden Diamond Anniver-
sary Show, October 10-13 at the
Central States Fairgrounds in
Rapid City, SD will celebrate the
50th year of the Western 4-H
Family and Consumer Science
Show (FCSS) and the 75th year of
the Western Junior Livestock
Show (WJLS).
Many special events and con-
tests are planned to bring current
exhibitors, parents, show alumni,
sponsors and the public together
to compete and renew friend-
ships.
Highlights include the 5th An-
nual WJLS supper and program
on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6 PM in
the Fine Arts Building. They are
requesting reservations by noon
that day to Jackie Maude (605-
255-4445). The Ken Snyder Fam-
ily, Piedmont, SD will be the
WJLS show honorees.
Friday evening, October 12,
the two shows will combine for
the Golden Diamond Anniversary
Celebration at 7 PM in the Walter
Taylor Building. Memorabilia dis-
plays and memory sharing time
will be a great time to meet and
greet people from the last 75
years and the event will also fea-
ture SDSU ice cream and cheese
and an Anniversary Cake. Cen-
terpieces for the event will be
made by this year’s family living
exhibitors in the FCSS. Alumni
are encouraged to bring along
photos, record books, livestock
halters, fashion revue outfits and
other items to display. Please call
Peggy Turbiville (307-283-1229)
or Lesta Conger (605-890-1436)
for more information or email
Chris Maupin at
maupinc@crook1.com.
Livestock classes are judged
throughout the event and many
other contests such as meat iden-
tification, home living, family
photos and scrapbook pages,
FCSC Skill-a-Thon, Livestock
Judging, FCS Judging and Fash-
ion Revue Judging take place
during the three day event which
develops life skills. Alumni,
adults, 4-H and other youth may
participate. An Alumni Show-
manship contest will be held on
Friday at 5 PM in the Soule
Building.
Generation families will also
be recognized throughout the
event. Thus far, the committee
has found five families that have
participated for three, four or five
generations in one or both shows.
They are sure there are others
who have not contacted them.
Please call Chris Maupin (307-
467-5260) so that your family can
be included in the recognition.
Our five generation families go
back to the founders of the WJLS,
Enos Blair and Walter Taylor.
They and two others organized
the first show in 1937 to promote
the beef cattle industry in west-
ern South Dakota.
Ken Snyder is the great grand-
son of Enos Blair. His father,
Dean, grandmother, Janice also
participated in the show as did
his three sons, Andrew, Daniel
and Michael. The three sons are
students at South Dakota State
University in Brookings. Ken cur-
rently serves as treasurer of the
Livestock Show.
The Ed Blair family is also re-
lated to Enos Blair as Ed is a
grandson. As well, his mother,
Connie was Walter Taylor’s
daughter. Ed’s father, Veldon was
active in the show for many years.
Ed’s children, Chad and Stacy
participated and now Stacy’s son,
Teigen is a WJLS participant.
The Eugene Harrington family
will be recognized as a fourth gen-
eration family. Eugene served as
president of the WJLS show in
the 1960’s, was a board member
as well as a show honoree. His
children, Mary Ann Harrington
Hlvaka, Sundance, WY; Jon Har-
rington, Rapid City, SD; Connie
Harrington Humble, Newell, SD;
LeRoy Harrington, Rapid City,
SD and Dan Harrington, Terry,
MT all participated in the WJLS
show and were Denver trip win-
ners. The Denver trips were
awarded for overall long time
show participation. Their chil-
dren, Debbie Hlavka Morris,
Patty Hlvaka Williams, Peter
Hlavka, Kathy Harrington For-
tune, Tammy Humble Bender,
Clint Humble, Casey Humble,
Toni Harrington, Joe Harrington,
Levi Harrington and Jay Har-
rington have also participated in
Western Junior Livestock and the
Family and Consumer Science
show over the years. Plus,
Edgar’s great grandchildren, Ben
Morris, Shannon Morris, Jeri
Morris, Rollie Fortune and Elsie
Fortune have been both show par-
ticipants. Currently Mary Ann
Hlvaka is on the FCSS board of
directors, chairs the Vegetable ID
and Judging contest and has been
a FCSS show honoree.
One third generation family
that we are aware of is the Char-
lie Loup family from the
Newell/Nisland area. Charlie par-
ticipated in the show and has
been a show honoree, his daugh-
ter, Betsy participated in the
show and currently is a 4-H edu-
cator in the area. Her children
will participate in the WJLS this
year.
The Mark and Beverly Keffler
family from Hot Springs have
also participated for three gener-
ations. All six of their children
have participated in the show and
this year their grandkids will par-
ticipate in the Family and Con-
sumer Science Show.
The Western 4-H Family and
Consumer Science Show con-
cludes on Saturday with a Style
Show and Honoree Tea at 3 PM.
The show will honor the original
directors of the event which in-
clude Charlotte Bryant Schuttler,
Spearfish, Joyce Bower Bowman
and Donna Ham, both of Rapid
City. It is also hoped that descen-
dants of the other directors will
be present.
The Livestock Show concludes
with their livestock sales at 1 and
3 PM.
Western Junior Livestock Show
and FCSS show By Chris Maupin
October is National High School
Activities Month
The National Federation of
State High School Associations
(NFHS) has designated the
month of October as National
High School Activities Month to
help schools throughout the na-
tion promote the values inherent
in high school athletic and per-
forming arts activities.
Started in 1980 as National
High School Activities Week, the
NFHS expanded the celebration
to a month last year to provide
additional time for the 19,000-
plus high schools to hold special
activities at the local level.
“National High School Activi-
ties Month is an opportunity to
remind the public that already in
place in every community is a
comprehensive program address-
ing society’s most current con-
cerns,” said Elliot Hopkins,
NFHS director of sports and edu-
cational services.
Hopkins noted that high school
activities help meet these issues
by:
•Finding and nurturing the
best effort of each young partici-
pant;
•Encouraging students to stay
in school, perform better academ-
ically and become better citizens;
•Demanding respect for fair
play and appreciation for the eq-
uitable application of procedures,
rules and regulations;
•Providing healthy lifestyle in-
struction; and
•Challenging racism, sexism
and classism through the active
pursuit of teamwork and school
spirit.
Four specific-emphasis weeks
are planned within the month-
long celebration: National Sports-
manship and Fan Appreciation
Week (October 1-6), National Per-
forming Arts Activities Week (Oc-
tober 8-13), National
Coaches/Sponsors/Advisors/Offi-
cials Week (October 15-20) and
National Community
Service/Youth Awareness Week
(October 22-27).
“High school sports and activ-
ity programs provide one of the
best bargains in our community
and nation and will continue to do
so as long as our nation supports
them as an integral part of the ed-
ucation of our young people,” said
Bob Gardner, NFHS executive di-
rector. “Not only do these pro-
grams teach the more than 11
million young people who partici-
pate in them valuable life skills
lessons, such as ethics, integrity
and healthy lifestyles, they also
provide the best entertainment
value in our nation.”
The NFHS has provided sug-
gested activities for schools dur-
ing each of the week-long events.
All materials for National High
School Activities Month, includ-
ing The Case for High School Ac-
tivities, are available on the
NFHS Web site at www.nfhs.org
(About NFHS/About Us Re-
sources/2012 National High
School Activities Month Materi-
als).
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Last week the Lady Longhorn
volleyball team picked up several
wins to take their season record
to 20-5.
The week started at Tiospaye
Topa where the Longhorns won in
3 sets with scores of 25-13, 25-18,
and 25-22. The Horns then trav-
eled to Bison to pick up another
win in 3 sets with scores of 26-24,
25-21, and 25-21. The JV also
played in Bison but left with a
loss in 3 sets with scores of 25-20,
6-25, and 4-15.
The successful week ended at a
tournament in Gettysburg where
the Longhorns first took on McIn-
tosh and won in two sets with
scores of 25-15 and 25-17. The
Longhorns then met up with
Faulkton and won in 3 sets with
scores of 22-25, 25-16 and 25-16.
To finish pool play the Longhorns
took on Herreid/Selby and lost in
two sets with scores of 11-25 and
20-25. After only suffering one
loss in pool play the Longhorns
played Highmore/Harrold in the
3rd/4th place match. The Long-
horns won and took home 3rd
place honors with scores of 25-20,
18-25, and 25-21. Tearnee Nelson
was named to the All-Tourna-
ment team.
Upcoming games for the Long-
horns include Dupree on the 9th
and Cheyenne Eagle Butte on the
11th. Parents’ Night is set for the
16th against Timber Lake. A re-
minder that all player stats can
be found at MaxPreps.com.
Lady Longhorns pick up several wins By Coach Alison Grueb
The Philip Invitational Cross
Country Meet was held on Octo-
ber 6, 2012 at the Lake Wagner
Golf Course.
Schools represented were:
Faith, Dupree, Timber Lake,
Philip, Wall, Rapid City Chris-
tian, Takini, Kadoka, Lyman
County, Jones County, White
River, Todd County, and Stanley
County. The varsity girls were
seventh as a team. Winning the
1,200 meter grade school run was
Faith’s Treyton Bushong.
Placing in the grade school run
were: 1st-Treyton Bushong 5:35,
10th-Tyson Selby- 6:22, and 11th-
Jerin Halligan- 6:29
Girls 1,200 grade school race
Lenae Haines placed 6th with the
time of 6:20.
Varsity girls placed seventh as
a team. Brand Enright placed
27th with the time of 18:21,
Brooke Enright placed 30th with
19:11 and Shayna Engel was 31st
with 19:35.
Junior Varsity boys ran the
4,000 meter course. Jacob Ulrich
placed 16th with the time of
18:34. James Ulrich was 18th
with 18:47, Brock Vance placed
20th with 20:02 and Joseph Ul-
rich placed 24th with 23:02.
The next cross country meet is
on Wednesday, October 10. This
regional meet will be held at
Philip with the top 20 varsity
runners qualifying for the state
meet.
Bushong is champion By Coach Gustafson
The Longhorns came home
from Bison last Friday night with
another big win, defeating the
Cardinals 60-12.
Quarter scores
Faith 14-34-54-60
Bison 0-0-6-12
The Longhorns had 45 rushes
for 334 yards. Caden Smiley led
the Longhorns with 19 carries for
194 yards. Clay Bernstein had 9
carries for 63 yards, Gereth
Bushong had 6 carries for 46, and
Skyler Welter with 8 carries for
45 yards.
Caden Smiley also led the
Longhorns in tackles, with 13.
Cody Bernstein and Skyler Wel-
ter each had 10, and Gereth
Bushong had 9.
Caden Smiley had one inter-
ception for the Longhorns.
Clay Bernstein rushed 3 yards
for the first touchdown, but the
extra point was no good.
Other scoring: Caden Smiley
rushed 3 yards, Gereth Bushong,
extra point; Clay Bernstein 14
yard rush, extra point no good;
Caden Smiley 6 yards, extra point
no good; Gereth Bushong 11
yards, Caden Smiley, extra point;
Caden Smiley 51 yard rush, extra
point no good; Skyler Welter 8
yards, extra point no good; Skyler
Welter 10 yards, Cody Bernstein
extra point; Caden Smiley 8
yards, extra point no good.
Longhorns get
another win
on the season
Under the ELT system, motor
vehicle lien recordings and title
applications processed on and
after October 1 that denote a lien
will not be issued a paper title
document. The title document
will be retained electronically in
the state’s data base. A paper
motor vehicle title certificate will
be printed when the lien is re-
leased.
“The Division continues to look
for effective, efficient ways to
serve the citizens of South
Dakota,” said Deb Hillmer, Divi-
sion of Motor Vehicles director.
“Implementing the ELT system
will provide advantages to our in-
dustry partners as well as indi-
viduals in the notation and
release of liens, such as a reduc-
tion in duplicate titles and
quicker receipt of title upon lien
payoff.”
South Dakota will join a num-
ber of other states that have al-
ready implemented ELT.
According to Hillmer, lenders
recording a motor vehicle lien
have the option to utilize an ap-
proved third party provider that
will provide the lender with elec-
tronic notices of title and lien
when the motor vehicle record is
processed in the state system.
Participating lenders will also re-
lease a lien electronically through
its provider. Upon receipt of the
electronic lien release, the title
will be printed and mailed to the
motor vehicle owner, unless di-
rected otherwise by the lender.
Lenders that do not participate
through a third party provider
can obtain access to search the
state’s title system to verify title
and lien records. Lienholder in-
formation, title brands and other
public motor vehicle information
can be accessed through the SD-
cars system at www.sdcars.org by
entering a valid motor vehicle
VIN in the “VIN √” option.
More information is online at
http://www.state.sd.us/drr2/mo-
torvehicle/ELT.htm, or call the
South Dakota Division of Motor
Vehicles at 605-773-3541.
Electronic lien and title for
motor vehicles with liens
The Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles implementing
an Electronic Lien and Title system (ELT)
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from October 15 to December 7.
While all Medicare beneficiar-
ies can participate in the pre-
scription drug program, some
people with limited income and
resources also are eligible for
“Extra Help” to pay for monthly
premiums, annual deductibles,
and prescription co-payments.
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your income and the value of any
savings, investments, and real es-
tate (other than the home you live
in). To qualify, you must be re-
ceiving Medicare and have:
Income not over $16,335 for an
individual or $22,065 for a mar-
ried couple living together. Even
if your annual income is higher,
you still may be able to get some
help with monthly premiums, an-
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tion co-payments
Resources not over $12,640 for
an individual or $25,260 for a
married couple living together.
Resources include such things as
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as resources.
You can complete an easy-to-
use online application for Extra
Help at www.socialsecurity.gov.
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phone or have an application
mailed to you, call Social Security
at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-
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MINUTES
NORTHWEST AREA SCHOOLS
EDUCATIONAL COOPERATIVE
GOVERNING BOARD
REGULAR MEETING – October 3,
2012 5:00 p.m., Isabel, SD
053 The regular meeting of the North-
west Area Schools Educational Cooper-
ative Governing Board was held October
3, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. at Northwest Area
Schools
PRESENT: Grueb, Vance, Gilbert,
Baumberger, Jones, Lindskov, Director
Cris Owens, Business Manager Monica
Mayer and Superintendent Schaffan
ABSENT: Beckman
054 Approve Agenda: On a motion
from Vance and seconded by Lindskov
the agenda was approved with the addi-
tion of 066.
055 MINUTES: Minutes of the last
meeting, September 5, 2012, were ap-
proved on a motion by Vance and sec-
onded by Grueb. Motion carried.
056 FINANCIAL REPORT: Motion by
Lindskov seconded by Gilbert to accept
and approve the Financial report for
September 2012, a copy of which is
made a part of these minutes as Attach-
ment “A”. Motion Carried.
057 BILLS: Motion by Gilbert and
seconded by Vance to approve the Edu-
cational Cooperative bills for payment as
presented, a copy of which is made a
part of these minutes as Attachment “B”.
Motion carried.
058 Amend Contract: There was dis-
cussion regarding adding days to
Warner Conder’s contract. On a motion
by Gilbert and seconded by Lindskov
there will be 30 days added to Warner
Conder’s contract for a total of
$6,294.00.
059 Psychological Services: We have
had requests to add additional days to
three schools. There was discussion re-
garding their schedules and the amount
of testing.
060 Birth to Three State Review: The
State review of our Birth to Three Pro-
gram has been completed. There were
no findings.
061 Update - Principals Meetings and
Counselors Meeting: We will not be ar-
ranging a Principals Meeting. The Coun-
selors Meeting will be held in Isabel on
December 12, 2102.
062 Salary Committee – Volunteers:
We are arranging a Salary Committee
and are looking for volunteers to be part
of that discussion.
063 NWAS Shed Update: Ron
Stradinger is in the process of complet-
ing our shed.
064 Governor’s Home Discussion:
Will be tabled to another meeting.
065 ASBSD Delegate Assembly: Is
scheduled for November 16, 2012 in
Pierre at the Ramkota.
066 Surplus: On a motion by Vance
and seconded by Grueb the following
items were declared surplus and to have
no value, HP printer, Cannon Copier and
Mavica camera. The items are to be sent
for recycling
067 Other: Mayer presented the let-
ters from Cahill Bauer & Associates re-
garding the audit findings.
068 Adjournment: Baumberger ad-
journed.
_______________________________
Monica Mayer, Business Manager
Sandy Baumberger, Chairperson
Published October 10, 2012 at the total
approximate cost of $127.11.
ATTACHMENT “A”
FINANCIAL REPORT
EDUCATIONAL COOPERATIVE
SEPTEMBER 2012
SPECIAL ED FUND
CASH BALANCE 9/01/12 $299,448.75
RECEIPTS:
LOCAL SOURCES:
ASSESSMENTS $54,830.00
EARNINGS ON INVESTMENTS $32.17
MISCELLANEOUS $
FLOW-THRU DOLLARS $
REIMBURSEMENTS $1,069.50
STATE SOURCES:
UNRESTRICTED GRANTS $1,000.00
FEDERAL SOURCES:
GRANTS IN AID $42,815.00
TOTAL RECEIPTS $99,746.67
G/L ENTRIES $.01
SUB TOTAL $394,195.43
TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS $79,589.93
CASH BALANCE 9/30/12 $314,605.50
CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT $200,000.00
RETIREMENT SICK LEAVE 3,500.00
Attachment “A”
TRUST & AGENCY FUNDS
CASH REPORT
SEPTEMBER 2012
FUND BEGINNING AMOUNT AMOUNT ENDING
BALANCE RECEIVED DISBURSED BALANCE
UNEMPLOYMENT $12,000.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $12,000.00
T&A IMPREST $2,388.50 $111.50 $1,196.81 $1,303.19
125 CAFETERIA PLAN $1,000.00 $300.00 $0 $1,300.00
ATTACHMENT ‘B’
T & A IMPREST
POSTMASTER STAMPS $245.40
ISABEL SENIOR CITIZENS BUILDING RENT $25.00
WDB/CASH POSTAGE $85.00
SDASBO REGISTRATION FEE $100.00
SAMS CLUB SUPPLIES $334.74
BOB KELLY INSURANCE VISION INSURANCE $67.77
VERIZON CELL PHONES $235.76
GUARDIAN DENTAL INSURANCE $103.14
TOTAL $1,196.81
NW Area Schools Multi-Dist Ed Coop
BOARD REPORT - NEWSPAPER
Checking Account: 1
Fund: 22, SPECIAL EDUCATION
A&B BUSINESS SOLUTIONS........................493.59..............................COPIER
AMERICINN OF ABERDEEN.........................100.00...........................LODGING
BECKMAN, DAN .............................................56.24..............................TRAVEL
BEST WESTERN RAMKOTA INN..................154.00...........................LODGING
BEST WESTERN RAMKOTA INN....................50.00...........................LODGING
BISON COURIER...........................................156.34 .SUBSCRIPTION/LEGALS
BOLDT, INA .....................................................26.00..............................TRAVEL
BUNKHOUSE...................................................50.00...........................LODGING
CARDMEMEBER SERVICE........................1,104.22...................CREDIT CARD
CATHOLIC HEALTH INITIATIVES.............10,888.91..................OT/PT/TRAVEL
CITY OF MOBRIDGE.....................................500.00..................................RENT
FANNING, FRANCIS .....................................156.98..............................TRAVEL
FREEMAN ATTY AT LAW.................................67.50 .....................LEGAL FEES
GOLDADE, BARB ...........................................35.00..............................TRAVEL
GOVERNORS INN...........................................25.00...........................LODGING
GRAND RIVER CASINO..................................60.00.LODGING/CONFERENCE
GRUEB, NATHAN .............................................6.29..............................TRAVEL
HM RECEIVABLES ........................................282.70..........................SUPPLIES
HUBER, DONNA ........................................2,689.50..CONTRACTUAL/TRAVEL
JONES, WILFRED ...........................................22.20..............................TRAVEL
LINDSKOV, AJ ...................................................2.59..............................TRAVEL
MCI ...................................................................36.95......................TELEPHONE
MHS................................................................642.00..........................SUPPLIES
NCS PEARSON INC ...................................4,068.22..........................SUPPLIES
NWAS..........................................................8,962.19............REIMBURSEMENT
PRAIRIE VISTA INN.........................................69.00...........................LODGING
QUILL .............................................................207.95..........................SUPPLIES
SARGENT, CHRIS ......................................1,597.12 ...............TRAVEL-OFFICE
SCHAFFAN, CRISTY .................................4,675.00............REIMBURSEMENT
SIOUX/CORSON CO NEWS..........................288.66.....ADS & SUBSCRIPTION
T & A IMPREST FUND....................................611.95............REIMBURSEMENT
TIMBER LAKE TOPIC......................................17.00 .......LEGALS & SUPPLIES
VANCE, SCOTT ..............................................18.87..............................TRAVEL
VERIZON..........................................................90.71......................TELEPHONE
WEST RIVER EAGLE ....................................148.21...................LEGALS - ADS
WRT..................................................................26.14......................TELEPHONE
...................................................................38,387.03 .......................Fund Total:
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 October 2, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. in
the Community Room of the Community
Center. Mayor Haines called the meet-
ing to order, Brown called roll call, and
Mayor Haines led the Pledge of Alle-
giance.
Council members present: Inghram,
Nolan, Spencer, Lightfield, and Hellek-
son.
Council members absent: Riley.
Others in attendance were: Debbie
Brown, Loretta Passolt, Greg and Tyler
Fisher, Matt Helms, Arlen Frankfurth, Jon
Collins, Eric Bogue, Brian Maloney and
Sandy Rasmussen.
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to approve the agenda as
presented. Motion carried.
Spencer made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to approve the minutes of
the September 18, 2012 meeting. Motion
carried.
CLAIMS APPROVED:
The following claims were presented
and read: Aflac, Cancer & Accident In-
surance – $734.28; Avesis Third Party
Administrators, Inc., Vision Insurance –
$126.38; Brown, Debbie, Reimburse for
Totes for Storage Unit – $21.07; Butler
Insurance Company, Accident &
Policy/FD & EMS – $3,894.00; Catering
by Design Books, Books – $59.90; City
of Faith, Utilities – $5,921.94; Consortia
Consulting by Telec, General Consulting
& Settlements – $3,955.00; CWD Ab-
erdeen, Bar Food & Supplies – $253.60;
Dakota Business Center, Maintenance –
$85.00; Delage Landen Fin. Service,
Copier Lease – $44.46; Debbie Brown,
Finance Officer, Postage & Misc –
$54.12; Dept of Revenue, Laboratory
Services – $13.00; Derflinger, Marti Jo,
Website Hosting/Maintaining Aug-Dec –
$100.00; Faith Fitness Center, Full Time
Employees Membership – $50.00; Faith
Independent, Library Subscription –
$34.00; Farmers Union Oil, Gasoline,
Misc – $3,398.46; Frito-Lay, Inc., Misc –
$20.80; Glen Haines, Mileage to Check
Chips – $147.63; HD Supply Water-
works, LTD, Handheld Reader, Soft-
ware – $6,443.30; Heartland Waste
Management, Hauling Garbage &
Dumpsters – $4,135.00; Henschel, Ed,
Ambulance Laundry – $90.20; High-
smith, Inc., Library Supplies – $57.70;
Jerome Beverage, Beer – $6,331.25;
Johnson Western Wholesale, Liquor –
$1,941.05; Lynn's Dakotamart, Sup-
plies – $53.11; M&D Food Shop, Gaso-
line, Misc – $2,956.53; Mid-American
Research Chemical, Janitorial Sup-
plies – $222.22; Northwest Beverage
Inc., Beer – $13,098.95; S&S Roadrun-
ner Sales Company, Misc – $277.00; SD
Association of Rural Water Systems, An-
nual Dues – $345.00; SD Retirement
System
Retirement Plan – $3,562.02; Schwan's,
Misc – $190.54; Sodak Distributing
Company, Liquor – $1,652.34; Sysco
North Dakota, Inc., Supplies – $231.03;
Tri County Water, Water – $10,929.60;
Verizon Wireless, Ambulance & Police
Cell Phones – $254.75; Visa, Travel, TV
at Bar – $586.34; Missouri River Energy
Services, Suplemental Power, WAPA,
Member Dues – $21,703.28; Farmers
State Bank, SS & Withholding –
$824.67; Farmers State Bank, SS &
Withholding – $2,834.90; Farmers State
Bank, SS & Withholding – $349.80;
Farmers State Bank, PayPal-Latex
Gloves – $126.07; Farmers State Bank,
Extra Statement-Oct – $3.00; Butler In-
surance Company, Public Entity, FD &
EMS Package – $34,109.00; Compan-
ion Life, Dental Insurance – $569.74;
Wellmark BlueCross & Blue Shield,
Health Insurance – $7,586.52; LECA,
Additional Assessment – $1,256.00
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to approve all claims pre-
sented. All yes votes. Motion carried.
RESOLUTIONS & ORDINANCES:
Ordinance No. 300:
2013 Appropriation Ordinance
(2nd Reading):
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson to approve the second
reading of Ordinance No. 300: 2013 Ap-
propriation Ordinance. All yes votes. Mo-
tion carried. (See Separate page for the
Ordinance)
BIDS:
7:30 – Open Bids for Various Con-
struction Work:
The following bids were received for
the Window Installed in the Municipal
Building:
Collins Companies, Labor & Materi-
als
Vinyl - $789;
Fiberglass - $875;
Wood - $1325
Nolan made a motion, seconded by
Spencer to approve the bid for the vinyl
window with labor and materials. Four
yes votes. Inghram – no. Motion carried.
The following bid was received for the
Paint in some areas of the exterior of the
Public Safety Building per specifications
on file at the City Office:
Collins Companies, Labor Only –
$1,485.00
Nolan made a motion, seconded by
Spencer to accept the bid from Collins
Companies. All yes votes. Motion car-
ried.
The following bid was received for the
Paint in some areas of the exterior of the
Community Center per specifications on
file at the City Office:
Collins Companies, Labor Only –
$1,695.00
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson to accept the bid from
Collins Companies. All yes votes. Motion
carried.
The following bid was received for the
Roof re-shingled at the Public Safety
Building per specifications on file at the
City Office:
Collins Companies, Labor Only –
$1,525.00
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson to accept the bid from
Collins Companies. All yes votes. Motion
carried.
The following bid was received for the
Roof re-shingled at the Community Cen-
ter per specifications on file at the City
Office:
Collins Companies, Labor Only –
$1,850.00
Spencer made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to accept the bid from
Collins Companies. All yes votes. Motion
carried.
Executive Session:
Spencer made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson to retire into executive ses-
sion at 7:15 PM to discuss possible liti-
gation. Motion carried.
Mayor Haines declared the Council
out of executive session at 7:30 PM.
Executive Session:
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson to retire into executive ses-
sion at 7:41 PM to discuss possible liti-
gation. Motion carried.
Mayor Haines declared the Council
out of executive session at 8:42 PM.
Greg Fisher – Extension on Culvert:
Greg Fisher approached the Council
about extending the culvert in the alley
on his property at Lots 11 & 12 of Block
21. Fisher would like the City to install
the culvert that he has already pur-
chased, so it would just be the City
equipment and labor. Fisher stated he
was told a Councilman had work done in
their alley by the City and did not have to
pay for it. Nolan made a motion, sec-
onded by Spencer to table until next
meeting so the Council could look at the
area. Motion carried.
Election Workshop:
Hellekson made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to approve Debbie Brown to
attend the Election Workshop in Rapid
City on December 5, 2012. Motion car-
ried.
Continued on next page
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Continued from previous page
Surplus Property:
Spencer made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to approve the following as
surplus property:
2002 Computer (Flat Screen Monitor,
CPU & Keyboard), Ice Machine (Needs
Work), Signs - used during Sue Advertis-
ing (Can be used as a large tarps), Big
Screen TV (about 11 years old), 2 Air Pu-
rifiers, 48 - 12’ 6” tops - Old Telephone
Poles, 11 - 12’ 12” tops – Old Telephone
Poles, 22 – 8’ old posts (From Shop
Yard), 11- Various lengths from 15’ to 28’
– Old Telephone Poles, 4 Telephone
Booths, 2 Gas Pumps, 20 Tires, 4 Skid-
steer Tires, 2 Rotary Mowers for parts, 1
Fuel Tank, Used Barb Wire, 4 Non work-
ing Airplane Heaters, 1 Three Phase
Generator, 1 Truck Tire Cage, 1 Window
Air Conditioner 20,000 BTU, 2 Wacker
Packers (Non Working), 1 Bar Stool,
Portable Bar, Typewriter Table, Vanity
with Sink, Wall Heaters, Overhead
Heater, Wooden door, Antique wooden
ladder, Antique metal mop bucket, Bicy-
cle, White metal cabinet, 3 old Beer
signs, Cowboy silhouette, Printer table,
Small deep fryer, Shelving Units, Tarp
(Used on gym floor), Roller (that rolled
the tarp up), Old portable Microphone
and Speaker system, Old typewriters,
Old Metal File Cabinet, Popcorn Ma-
chine (Needs work) doesn’t turn, Car
Carrier, Display Racks, 3 Boxes VCT
Tiles, 1 Ferno Ambulance Cot, 3 Blue
Helmets, 3 Black Helmet Shields, 4 Tires
225-60R-16, 2 TV’s – Non Working
Motion carried.
Fireman/EMS Insurance Renewal:
The City purchased some insurance
for fireman and EMS that covers a fire-
man or EMS in case of death or accident
while actively on duty. It was purchased
three years ago and is paid every three
years. The renewal price for three years
is $3,894. Spencer made a motion, sec-
onded by Lightfield to renew the insur-
ance for another three years. All yes
votes. Motion carried.
Building Permits:
Greg Fisher submitted a building per-
mit for siding and windows on their
house on Lot 3 of Outlot K. Spencer
made a motion, seconded by Lightfield
to approve Greg Fisher’s building permit.
Motion carried.
Shandee Gillin submitted a building
permit for a privacy fence on Lot 17R,
Block 9. Donn Dupper looked at where
she was installing the fence and said it
was on or within her lot line. Lightfield
made a motion, seconded by Hellekson
to approve Shandee Gillin’s building per-
mit. Motion carried.
Spencer made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to adjourn. Motion carried.
_______________________________
Glen Haines, Mayor
________________________________
Debbie Brown, Finance Officer
Glen Haines, Mayor
Published October 10, 2012 for a total
appoximate cost of $93.24
NEXT SALE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 15TH
Special Calf Sale
Sale Time: 9 AM
Expecting 3500-4000 calves
Consignments:
Storm Inc – 200 Angus x steers – Storm – 160 Angus x steers NHTC
Mutchler – 240 1st x & Herf calves (every heifer) – VTV Ranch – 95 Angus steers
Day – 400 Angus calves – Teller – 100 blk & bldy steers
Fabris – 500 Angus calves SAV – Ellingson – 250 Angus calves (85% of hfrs in town)
Elshere – 250 blk & bldy calves – Lensegrav – 100 Angus steers
Mastel – 150 Angus calves – Anderson – 80 Angus steers
Reeves L & C – 90 Angus steers – Williams – 60 Angus steers
Dupris – 200 blk & bldy calves – Wood – 75 Angus calves
Kari – 240 Angus calves SAV – Keil – 250 blk & bldy calves
Williams – 500 Angus calves – J Kerstein – 150 Angus calves
Dorsey – 300 blk & bldy steers – Anderson – 100 Angus steers
Holmes – 140 Angus x calves – Jacobs – 150 Angus calves
Eng – 180 Angus calves SAV
More calves and yearlings expected by sale time.
UPCOMING SALE: WED., OCTOBER 17TH
Special Calf Sale
Sale Time: 12 NOON
Expecting 3000-3500 calves
Consignments:
Rosenow – 400 Charolais x calves – Collins – 300 Charolais x calves
T Collins – 85 Red Angus calves – Reder – 350 Char & Angus calves
Koprens & Sons – 200 Charolais x calves – Bachman – 150 Charolais x calves
Stradinger – 450 Red Angus calves – Olson – 350 Charolais x calves
Mraz – 200 Char & Angus steers – Lensegrav – 130 Angus calves (weaned)
Schalesky – 300 Char & Angus calves – Rittberger – 80 Char & Angus calves
95% of these calves will have their fall pre-conditioning shots with shot records available on sale day.
Faith Livestock Commission Co.
(605) 967-2200
A great sale here for Monday, October 8, with a steady to
higher market on calves with yearlings also higher. A large
crowd of buyers on the seats and a lot of compliments to the
quality of the calves in the offering.
Thank you for your business.
REPRESENTATIVE SALES
Haines Ranch
88.............................Angus steers 520 .............$172.50
39.............................Angus steers 418 .............$195.00
76............................Angus heifers 493 .............$175.00
Ulrich Ranch
109 .....................blk & bldy steers 468 .............$183.50
95 .......................blk & bldy steers 553 .............$165.50
J & R Paul
76.............................Angus steers 403 .............$200.00
35............................Angus heifers 401 .............$168.00
Cammack Ranch
95...............................Angus steer 532 .............$168.25
66.............................Angus steers 461 .............$184.00
Kelly Escott
83 .......................blk & bldy steers 582 .............$159.00
Kirk Schuelke
116...........................Angus steers 490 .............$177.50
Wilson & Jones
107 ..........................Char x steers 573 .............$165.50
41 ............................Char x steers 477 .............$173.00
106 .........................Char x heifers 545 .............$150.00
Locken Farms
98.............................Angus steers 486 .............$177.25
49.............................Angus steers 386 .............$207.00
35............................Angus heifers 466 .............$159.50
54............................Angus heifers 383 .............$175.00
Rusty Foster
108...........................Angus steers 511 .............$173.00
67.............................Angus steers 418 .............$194.00
112..........................Angus heifers 475 .............$155.75
Randy Fox
58......................1st x baldy steers 431 .............$195.00
63.........................Hereford steers 468 .............$175.00
Dale Johnson
38 .......................blk & bldy steers 546 .............$164.00
34 ......................blk & bldy heifers 498 .............$155.75
Evitt Ranch
40...........blk & bldy heifers (open) 817 .............$138.50
Flying Y Ranch
38.............Hereford heifers (open) 704 .............$142.75
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)
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ORDINANCE NO. 300
2013 APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE
Section I: That thereby and hereby is appropriated by the Common Council of the City of Faith, Meade County, South Dakota, for the year commencing the first day of
January, 2013, the following sum of money for the following purpose which are deemed necessary to defray expenses and liabilities for the City of Faith, to-wit:
General Special Revenue Capital Project
Fund Funds Fund
Revenue:
310 Taxes:
313 General Sales and Use Taxes 201,000.00
314 Gross Receipts Business Taxes 600.00
315 Amusement Taxes 100.00
Total Taxes 201,700.00 0.00 0.00
320 Licenses and Permits 2,100.00
330 Intergovernmental Revenue:
331 Federal Grants 0.00
334 State Grants 0.00
335.02 Port of Entry 1,000.00
335.03 Liquor Tax Reversion 2,800.00
335.08 Local Government Hwy & Bridge Fund 7,000.00
338.01 County Road Tax (25%) 500.00
338.02 County HBR Tax (25%) 0.00
338.03 County Motor Vehicle 7,500.00
338.09 Satellite Office 3,200.00
Total Intergovernmental Revenue 22,000.00 0.00 0.00
340 Charges for Goods and Services:
341 General Government 200.00
342 Public Safety 2,100.00
343 Highways and Streets 0.00
346 Culture and Recreation 3,700.00
347 Ambulance 115,000.00
348 Cemetery 0.00
349 Airport 64,250.00
Total Charges for Goods and Services 185,250.00 0.00 0.00
360 Miscellaneous Revenue:
361 Interest Earned 3,000.00
362 Rentals 38,667.00
363 Special Assessments
367 Contributions and Donations from Private Sources 5,000.00
Exhibit Donations
369 Other Misc 10,000.00
Total Miscellaneous Revenue 56,667.00 0.00 0.00
390 Other Sources:
391 Other Grants
391 Other Long-Term Debt Proceeds
Total Other Sources: 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Revenue 467,717.00 0.00 0.00
Expenditures:
410 General Government:
411 Legislative 3,000.00
411.5 Contingency 25,000.00
412 Executive 23,445.00
413 Elections 770.00
414 Financial Administration 172,808.00
419 Other 154,189.00
Total General Government 379,212.00 0.00 0.00
420 Public Safety:
421 Police 115,533.00
422 Fire 25,000.00
Total Public Safety 140,533.00 0.00 0.00
430 Public Works:
431 Highways and Streets 175,040.00
435 Airport 84,336.00
437 Cemeteries 6,000.00
Total Public Works 265,376.00 0.00 0.00
440 Health and Welfare:
441 Health 2,000.00
446 Ambulance 159,237.00
Total Health and Welfare 161,237.00 0.00 0.00
450 Culture-Recreation:
451 Recreation 8,153.00
452 Parks 20,843.00
454 Swimming Pool 25,225.00
455 Libraries 25,000.00
Total Culture-Recreation 79,221.00 0.00 0.00
460 Conservation and Development:
465 Economic Development and Assistance 19,000.00
466 Economic Opportunity 2,500.00
467 Ecomonic - Exhibit Area 10,775.00
Total Conservation and Development 32,275.00 0.00 0.00
470 Debt Service 106,440.00 0.00
Total Expenditures 1,164,294.00 0.00 0.00
Other Financing Sources (Uses):
391.1 Operating Transfers In 493,500.00 0.00
511 Operating Transfers Out 3,600.00 0.00
Total Other Financing Sources (Uses) 489,900.00 0.00 0.00
Excess of Revenue and Other Sources
Over (Under) Expenditures and (206,677.00) 0.00 0.00
Other Uses
1076 Savings Reserve Account for Fixed Assets 0.00
1072 Savings Reserve Account for Community Devel. 15,000.00
1040 Savings Reserve Account for Sales Tax 192,940.00
1040 Savings Reserve Account for Capital Outlay
Carry Over from Prior Years 0.00 0.00 0.00
207,940.00
TOTAL 1,263.00 0.00 0.00
CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
NOTICE OF
DEADLINE FOR
VOTER
REGISTRATION
Voter registration for the General
Election to be held on November 6,
2012, will close on October 22, 2012.
Failure to register by this date will cause
forfeiture of voting rights for this election.
If you are in doubt about whether you are
registered, check the Voter Information
Portal at www.sdsos.gov or call the
County Auditor at 605 347-2360.
Registration may be completed dur-
ing regular business hours at the County
Auditor's office, Municipal Finance Of-
fice, Secretary of State’s Office and
those locations which provide driver's li-
censes, SNAP, TANF, WIC, military re-
cruitment, and assistance to the disabled
as provided by the Department of
Human Services. You may contact the
County Auditor to request a mail-in reg-
istration form or access a mail-in form at
(www.sdsos.gov).
Voters with disabilities may contact
the County Auditor for information and
special assistance in voter registration,
absentee voting, or polling place acces-
sibility.
Lisa Schieffer
Meade County Auditor
Meade County, SD
Published October 3 & 10, 2012 at the
total approximate cost of $22.73.
ADVERTISEMENT
FOR BIDS
The City of Faith, South Dakota will
be accepting sealed Bids for the install
of steel roofing and removal and install
of a new door on the pump house as per
specifications on file in the Finance Of-
fice at the Faith Community Center,
Faith, South Dakota.
Sealed bids will be received up until
4:00 P.M. MDT on October 16, 2012.
Bids will publicly be opened and read in
the regular meeting room of the Com-
mon Council in the Faith Community
Center at Faith, South Dakota at 7:30
P.M., M.S.T. Each sealed bid must be
clearly marked “install of steel roofing
and removal and install of a new door on
the pump house”.
The City of Faith reserves the right to
reject any and all bids and any and all
portions thereof, and to waive any irreg-
ularities.
By: Debbie Brown
City Finance Officer
City of Faith
Faith, South Dakota
Published October 3 & 10, 2012 for a
total approximate cost of $20.79
LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWA School October 10, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 13
CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE
601 602 603 604 611 612
Solid
Liquor Water Electric Sewer Telephone Waste
Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Fund Total
Operating Revenue:
380 Charges for Goods and Services 373,000.00 105,000.00 600,000.00 28,000.00 415,350.00 54,300.00 1,575,650.00
380.5 Lottery Sales 18,000.00 18,000.00
369 Miscellaneous 1,500.00 200.00 7,150.00 50.00 16,300.00 300.00 25,500.00
391 Other Rural Dev. Loan Grant 0.00
Total Operating Revenue 392,500.00 105,200.00 607,150.00 28,050.00 431,650.00 54,600.00 1,619,150.00
Operating Expenses:
410 Personal Services 65,574.00 4,817.00 36,758.00 1,076.00 40,650.00 5,562.00 154,437.00
420 Other Current Expense 27,775.00 14,750.00 26,600.00 8,550.00 52,550.00 130,225.00
426.2 Materials (Cost of Goods Sold) 275,750.00 84,000.00 305,000.00 177,000.00 841,750.00
Total Operating Expenses 369,099.00 103,567.00 368,358.00 9,626.00 217,650.00 58,112.00 1,126,412.00
Operating Income (Loss) 23,401.00 1,633.00 238,792.00 18,424.00 214,000.00 (3,512.00) 492,738.00
Nonoperating Income(Expense):
330 Operating Grants 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
361 Earnings on Deposits and Investments 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
470 Interest Expense and Fiscal Charges 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total Nonoperating Income (Expense) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Income (Loss) Before Operating Transfers 23,401.00 1,633.00 238,792.00 18,424.00 214,000.00 (3,512.00) 492,738.00
Operating Transfers In 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,600.00 3,600.00
Operating Transfers Out 23,000.00 1,500.00 238,000.00 18,000.00 213,000.00 0.00 493,500.00
Net Income (Loss) 401.00 133.00 792.00 424.00 1,000.00 88.00 2,838.00
Expense Relating to Noncapitalized Fixed Assets:
Fixed Asset Additions 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
0.00
Beginning Retained Earnings
Carry Over from Capital Outlay 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Carry Over from Unrestricted Cash 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
TOTAL 401.00 133.00 792.00 424.00 1,000.00 88.00 2,838.00
Section II. That no property tax levy be extended against the property of the City of Faith for the foregoing appropriations.
Section III. That all miscellaneous revenue to be from various sources as shown in Section I of this Ordinance shall be credited to the separate funds as received and that funds credited as received in the
Enterprise Funds shall be transferred to other funds as needed on a monthly basis.
Section IV. This Ordinance is declared to be for the support of Municipal Government and its existing public institutions and it shall be in full force and effect after its passage and publication
Glen Haines, Mayor
Attest:
___________________________________
Debbie Brown, Finance Officer
Puablished October 10, 2012 for an apprpoximate cost of $336.43
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
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Meade County
Commission Special
Meeting (Thursday,
September 27, 2012)
Generated by Lisa G Schieffer on
Monday, October 1, 2012
Members present: Alan D Aker,
Doreen A Creed, Gary L Cammack,
Robert Heidgerken
Meeting called to order at 8:30 AM
1. Call Meeting to Order at 8:30 AM
Procedural: A. Pledge of Allegiance
After the Pledge of Allegiance Com-
missioner Creed asked for a moment of
silence. Creed went on to say “we need
to be thankful that the 842nd is coming
back from Afghanistan with no fatalities
and will be coming to the various com-
munities throughout the day.” Chairman
Aker was asked to lead us in a prayer to
say thanks for our troops.
2. Public Hearing
Action, Discussion: A. Bid Opening -
Court House Drainage Project
Five bids were received as follows:
Tru-Form Construction Inc. –
$110,486.14
Central America Inc. – $97,910.73
Main Line Contracting – $119,271.60
RCS Construction – $129,103.00
Short Construction Inc. – $77,415.25
The matter was deferred until 9:30
a.m. so Kevin Forrester, Head of Build-
ings and Maintenance, can look the
same over. Forrester returned to the
meeting and said that all bids met the re-
quirements for the drainage project.
Motion to accept the bid of Short
Construction Inc. in the amount of
$77,415.25 for the Court House
Drainage Project.
Motion by Cammack, second by
Creed.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
3. School District Boundary
Change
Action, Discussion: A. Meade & Faith
School Districts
Chairman Aker outlined the process.
Eric Bogue, Attorney representing the
Faith School District, along with Busi-
ness Manager Aime Schauer and Super-
intendent Elsie Baye came before the
Board to discuss the boundary issue and
the process for creating fairness regard-
ing the two districts. Bogue informed the
Board that Faith’s School District as-
sessment, over a 9-10 year period has
risen only by twenty percent (20%) and
the Meade School District has nearly
doubled. Bogue stated to the Board that
this is an equitable fairness argument
and involves statutory interpretation.
Bruce Hubbard, Attorney represent-
ing the Meade School District, along with
Business Manager Brett Burditt, and Su-
perintendent Don Kirkegaard came be-
fore the Board to state their position
regarding the capital outlay certificates
of the district. There is disagreement on
the Attorney General’s Opinion. Hubbard
referred to the Attorney General’s Opin-
ion is not a Court of Law, and that the
same is just guidance and that indicates
that the certificates run with land in a dif-
ferent district.
Rebuttal from the Faith School Dis-
trict was given.
Rebuttal from the Meade School Dis-
trict was given.
The Board discussed the capital out-
lay certificates with both school repre-
sentatives and asked for complete
clarification from the districts.
Motion to go into executive session
due to legal matters. State’s Attorney
Kevin Krull and Deputy State’s Attorney
Ken Chleborad were present.
Motion by Cammack, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed,
Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch.
Motion to go out of executive session
and return to regular session.
Motion by Cammack, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed,
Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch.
On the basis of submission and pres-
entation of all parties, including assump-
tions of future growth in property value,
the Board moves to equitably adjust as-
sets and liabilities by requiring the Faith
School District to pay to the Meade
School District the amount of $10,000
over a four (4) year period, without addi-
tional interest and that the Auditor shall
levy the subject property solely as certi-
fied by Faith School District, disregarding
any certification by the Meade School
District.
Motion by Cammack, second by
Creed.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
4. Items from Commission
Action, Discussion: A. HWY Key Per-
formance Indicators
Discussion was had regarding the
Highway Department’s Key Performance
Indicators. Present was Ken McGirr,
Meade County Highway Superintendent.
Motion to have the secondary road
report monthly, excluding the snow por-
tion from it. The Board would like to see
the year-to-date spending vs. dedicated
revenue. A roll call vote was taken.
Motion by Aker, second by Cam-
mack.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Heidgerken,
Rausch.
Nay: Cammack.
5. Resolution on 2013 Budget
Action, Discussion: A. Commission to
Sign 2013 Budget Resolution
Discussion was had about the follow-
ing amended changes done before the
signing of the FY2013 Budget as indi-
cated below:
Preliminary Budget Annual Budget
Sheriff 1,828,153 1,844,906
Jail 1,381,909 1,388,089
Also discussed was the Courthouse
drainage project and whether the same
could come out of contingency for this
year or to leave the $45,000 set aside for
FY2013 Budget if the project could not
be completed and/or billed in FY2012.
The Board ensued with FY2013
Budget talks.
Motion was made to take $45,000 out
of General Government Building Fund
for FY2013 and give it as a tax reduction.
Motion by Creed, second by Rausch.
A substitute motion was offered by
Cammack to reduce the facilities budget
by $45,000 and apply that to cash in the
budget. Motion and second were with-
drawn. Motion by Cammack, second by
Heidgerken. Withdrawn.
Discussion was had regarding the
original motion.
A substitute motion was then offered
by Chairman Aker to adopt the budget
with the recommended increase in retire-
ment and corresponding increase in
cash applied. Motion by Aker, second by
Cammack.
Discussion was had by the Board.
Chairman Aker recalled his motion. No
vote taken.
Discussion was had after the recall of
the motion. That action now takes us
back to the following original motion by
Creed and Rausch with an amendment
to the same. A roll call vote was taken on
the following amended original motion:
Motion was made to take $45,000 out
of General Government Building Fund
for FY2013 and give it as a tax reduction,
and also approve the amendments to the
Sheriff’s/Jail’s Budget regarding the 8%
retirement.
Motion by Creed, second by Cam-
mack.
Motion Fails. Yea: Creed, Rausch.
Nay: Cammack, Heidgerken, Aker.
Motion to adopt the recommended
change in retirement with the correspon-
ding increase in the cash applied line
item of the budget. Motion by Aker, sec-
ond by Cammack.
Discussion took place on the same.
Motion to call the question to Chair-
man Aker’s motion.
Motion by Cammack, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed,
Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch.
A roll call vote was taken on the fol-
lowing original motion:
Motion to adopt the recommended
change in retirement with the correspon-
ding increase in the cash applied line
item of the budget.
Motion by Aker, second by Cam-
mack.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Cammack, Heidgerken.
Nay: Creed, Rausch.
Motion to approve signing the Reso-
lution for Adoption of the FY2013
Budget, along with tax levies.
ANNUAL BUDGET FOR MEADE
COUNTY, SD
FOR THE YEAR JANUARY 1, 2013
TO DECEMBER 31, 2013
TAX LEVY IN
COUNTY TAX LEVIES
DOLLARS $’S/1,000
WITHIN LIMITED LEVY:
*General County Purposes
(10-12-9) 8,858,563 5.367
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County Snow Removal
144,577 0.087
Highway & Bridge Reserve
261,616 0.157
Limited Levy (10-12-21) –
Sub Total 9,264,756 5.611
OUTSIDE LIMITED LEVY:
County Snow Removal Fund
(34-5-2)
*Highway and Bridge Reserve
(10-12-13)
UNLIMITED LEVY- SUB TOTAL
LIMITED AND UNLIMITED
LEVY SUB TOTAL
9,264,756 5.611
Secondary Road (Unorg. PT-76)
(31-12-27) 221,697 .279
Public Library 25,155 .020
TOTAL TAXES LEVIED BY COUNTY
9,511,608 5.910
As of September 27, 2012 these
levies are (are not) approved by the De-
partment of Revenue
RESOLUTION
ADOPTION OF ANNUAL BUDGET
FOR MEADE COUNTY, SOUTH
DAKOTA.
Whereas, (7-21-5 thru 13), SDCL
provides that the Board of County Com-
missioners shall each year prepare a
Provisional Budget of all contemplated
expenditures and revenues of the
County and all its institutions and agen-
cies for such fiscal year and,
Whereas, the Board of County Com-
missioners did prepare a Provisional
Budget and cause same to be published
by law, and
Whereas, due and legal notice has
been given to the meeting of the Board
of County Commissioners for the consid-
eration of such Provisional Budget and
all changes, elimination’s and additions
have been made thereto.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RE-
SOLVED, That such provisional budget
and all its purposes, schedules, appro-
priations, amounts, estimates and all
matters therein set forth, SHALL BE AP-
PROVED AND ADOPTED AS THE AN-
NUAL BUDGET OF THE
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDI-
TURES FOR Meade County, South
Dakota, and all its institutions and agen-
cies for calendar year beginning January
1, 2013, and ending December 31, 2013
and the same is hereby approved and
adopted by the Board of County Com-
missioners of Meade County, South
Dakota, this 5th day of September, 2012.
The Annual Budget so adopted is avail-
able for public inspection during normal
business hours at the office of the county
auditor Meade County, South Dakota.
The accompanying taxes are levied by
Meade County for the year January 1,
2013, through December 31, 2013.
BOARD OF MEADE COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF
MEADE COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
Alan Aker Chairman
Gary Cammack Commissioner
Doreen Creed Commissioner
Robert Heidgerken Commissioner
Linda Rausch Commissioner
ATTEST: Lisa Schieffer
Meade County Auditor
Motion by Cammack, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
6. Adjourn
Action, Procedural: A. Adjourn the
Meeting
Motion to adjourn the meeting.
Motion by Cammack, second by
Aker.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
APPROVED:
_________________________
Alan Aker, Chairman
ATTEST:_________________________
Lisa Schieffer, Auditor
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LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWA School •October 10, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 15
2012 Constitutional
Amendments
The following amendments to the State
Constitution are submitted to the voters
by the Legislature. The amendments will
not become effective unless approved
by majority vote.
Constitutional Amendment M
Title: An Amendment to the South
Dakota Constitution regarding certain
provisions relating to corporations.
Attorney General Explanation:
The Constitution currently contains
certain restrictions on the Legislature’s
authority to enact laws regarding corpo-
rations. For example, corporate direc-
tors must be elected by cumulative
voting, in which a shareholder may
choose to cast all votes for a single can-
didate or spread the votes among two or
more candidates. Corporate stock or
bonds may only be issued for money,
labor or property received by the corpo-
ration. Corporate stock or debt may not
be increased without prior notice to and
consent of current stockholders.
Constitutional Amendment M re-
moves these restrictions, and allows the
Legislature to: (1) authorize alternative
methods of voting in elections for corpo-
rate directors; (2) expand the types of
contributions a corporation may receive
for the issuance of stock or bonds; and
(3) establish procedures governing the
increase of corporate stock or debt.
A vote “Yes” will remove the constitu-
tional restrictions.
A vote “No” will leave the Constitution
as it is.
Full Text of Constitutional Amend-
ment M:
That Article XVII, section 1 of the
Constitution of the State of South
Dakota, be amended to read as follows:
§ 1. No corporation shall be created or
have its charter extended, changed or
amended by special laws, except those
for charitable, educational, penal or re-
formatory purposes, which are to be and
remain under the patronage and control
of the state; but the Legislature shall
provide, by general laws, for the organ-
ization of all corporations hereafter to be
created. The Legislature shall have the
authority to enact laws governing the
operation and dissolution of corpora-
tions.
That Article XVII, section 5 of the
Constitution of the State of South
Dakota, be amended to read as follows:
§ 5. In all elections for directors or
managers of a corporation, each mem-
ber or shareholder may cast the whole
number of his votes for one candidate,
or distribute them upon two or more
candidates, as he may prefer votes in
the manner consistent with laws en-
acted by the Legislature.
That Article XVII, section 8 of the
Constitution of the State of South
Dakota, be amended to read as follows:
§ 8. No corporation shall issue stocks
or bonds except for money, labor done,
or money or property actually received,
or for the reasonable value of other con-
tribution to the corporation; and all ficti-
tious increase of stock or indebtedness
shall be void. The stock and indebted-
ness of corporations shall not be in-
creased except in pursuance of general
law, nor without the consent of the per-
sons holding the larger amount in value
of the stock first obtained, at a meeting
to be held after sixty days notice given
in pursuance of law the manner consis-
tent with laws enacted by the Legisla-
ture.
Constitutional Amendment N
Title: An Amendment to the South
Dakota Constitution repealing certain re-
imbursement restrictions for travel by
legislators to and from a legislative ses-
sion.
Attorney General Explanation:
The Constitution fixes the mileage re-
imbursement rate for legislators at five
cents per mile for their travel to and from
a legislative session.
Constitutional Amendment N repeals
this constitutional limitation and allows
legislator travel reimbursement to be set
by the Legislature.
A vote “Yes” will eliminate the fixed
travel reimbursement rate.
A vote “No” will leave the Constitution
as it is.
Full Text of Constitutional Amend-
ment N:
That Article III, section 6 of the Consti-
tution of the State of South Dakota, be
amended to read as follows:
§ 6. The terms of office of the mem-
bers of the Legislature shall be two
years; they legislators shall receive for
their services the salary fixed by law
under the provisions of § 2 of article XXI
of this Constitution, and five cents for
every mile of necessary travel in going to
and returning from the place of meeting
of the Legislature on the most usual
route.
No person may serve more than four
consecutive terms or a total of eight con-
secutive years in the senate and more
than four consecutive terms or a total of
eight consecutive years in the house of
representatives. However, this restriction
does not apply to partial terms to which
a legislator may be appointed.
A regular session of the Legislature
shall be held each year and shall not ex-
ceed forty legislative days, excluding
Sundays, holidays and legislative re-
cess, except in cases of impeachment,
and members of the Legislature shall re-
ceive no other pay or perquisites except
salary and mileage.
Constitutional Amendment O
Title: An Amendment to the South
Dakota Constitution changing the
method for distributions from the cement
plant trust fund.
Attorney General Explanation:
In 2001, the $238 million in proceeds
from the sale of the state cement plant
were placed in a constitutionally created
trust fund. Currently, the Constitution re-
quires a yearly transfer of $12 million
from the cement plant trust fund to the
state general fund. In addition, under
certain circumstances the Legislature
must authorize distributions of cement
plant trust fund earnings for the support
of education.
Amendment O replaces the existing
method for cement trust fund distribu-
tions. The amendment would require a
yearly transfer of 4% of the market value
of the cement plant trust fund to the state
general fund for the support of educa-
tion.
A vote “Yes” is for changing the
method for distributions from the cement
plant trust fund.
A vote “No” will leave the Constitution
as it is.
Full Text of Constitutional Amend-
ment O:
That Article XIII, section 20 of the
Constitution of the State of South
Dakota, be amended to read as follows:
§ 20. The net proceeds derived from
the sale of state cement enterprises shall
be deposited by the South Dakota Ce-
ment Commission in a trust fund hereby
created to benefit the citizens of South
Dakota. The South Dakota Investment
Council or its successor shall invest the
trust fund in stocks, bonds, mutual funds,
and other financial instruments as pro-
vided by law. Each fiscal year beginning
in fiscal year 2001, a transfer of twelve
million dollars shall be made from the
trust fund to the state general fund as
provided by law.
That Article XIII, section 21 of the
Constitution of the State of South
Dakota, be amended to read as follows:
§ 21. Except as provided in Article
XIII, section 20 of the Constitution of the
State of South Dakota, the original prin-
cipal of the trust fund shall forever re-
main inviolate. However, the The
Legislature shall, by appropriation, make
distributions from the difference between
the twelve million dollar annual general
fund transfer and five percent of the mar-
ket value of the trust fund for the support
of education, but not for the replacement
of state aid to general education or spe-
cial education, if the increase in the mar-
ket value of the trust fund in that fiscal
year was sufficient to maintain the origi-
nal principal of the trust fund after such
distributions. Beginning with fiscal year
2006, the market value of the trust fund
shall be determined by adding the mar-
ket value of the trust fund at the end of
the sixteen most recent calendar quar-
ters, and dividing that sum by sixteen
transfer from the trust fund to the state
general fund four percent of the lesser of
the average market value of the trust
fund determined by adding the market
value of the trust fund at the end of the
sixteen most recent calendar quarters as
of December thirty-first of that year and
dividing that sum by sixteen, or the mar-
ket value of the trust fund at the end of
that calendar year for the support of ed-
ucation in South Dakota. The transfer
shall be made prior to June thirtieth of
the subsequent calendar year.
Constitutional Amendment P
Title: An Amendment to the South
Dakota Constitution adding balanced
budget requirements.
Attorney General Explanation:
While the constitution currently re-
stricts the State from incurring debt, it
does not expressly require the State to
have a balanced budget. Amendment P
requires the Governor to propose a bal-
anced budget. In addition, Amendment P
prohibits legislative appropriations from
exceeding anticipated revenues and ex-
isting available funds. The amendment
is not intended to affect other constitu-
tional provisions
A vote “Yes” will include balanced
budget requirements in the Constitution.
A vote “No” will leave the Constitution
as it is.
Full Text of Constitutional Amend-
ment P:
That Article XII of the Constitution of
the State of South Dakota, be amended
by adding a NEW SECTION to read as
follows:
§ 7. The Governor shall propose a
budget in which expenditures or appro-
priations may not exceed anticipated
revenue and existing funds available for
expenditure or appropriation. Appropria-
tions by the Legislature may not exceed
anticipated revenue and existing funds
available for expenditure or appropria-
tion. Nothing in this section is intended
to limit, restrict, expand, modify, or oth-
erwise affect any other provision of this
Constitution, including Article XIII.
2012 Initiated Measure
The following initiated measure was pro-
posed by petition for submission to the
voters. This initiated measure will not be-
come effective unless approved by ma-
jority vote.
Initiated Measure 15
Title: An initiated measure to increase
state general sales and use taxes for ad-
ditional K-12 public education and Med-
icaid funding
Attorney General Explanation:
The initiated measure increases the
state general sales and use tax rate from
4% to 5%. The additional tax revenue
will be split evenly between K-12 public
education and Medicaid. The education
funds will be provided to school districts
based on enrollment, to be spent on im-
proving education as school boards de-
termine. The Medicaid funds will be
spent only on payments to Medicaid
providers and related state expenses.
The additional funds cannot replace or
reduce state funding levels set for fiscal
year 2012 relating to existing Medicaid
and K-12 public education programs, in-
cluding state aid to education. Currently,
state aid is to be adjusted annually by
3% or the rate of inflation, whichever is
less. Under the measure, this annual ad-
justment cannot exceed the growth rate
in state general fund revenues. Any re-
sulting shortfall in state aid will be made
up in subsequent years.
A vote “Yes” is for the proposed law.
A vote “No” is against the proposed
law.
Full Text of Initiated Measure 15:
1. Commencing January 1, 2013,
twenty percent of the monies collected
pursuant to the South Dakota sales and
use taxes imposed by SDCL chapters
10-45 and 10-46 shall be placed in a
special fund known as the Moving South
Dakota Forward fund. The monies in the
Moving South Dakota Forward fund shall
be allocated into the following two sub-
funds within the Moving South Dakota
Forward fund (1) fifty percent shall be al-
located to the Moving K-12 Education
Forward subfund; and (2) fifty percent
shall be allocated to the Moving Health-
care Forward subfund.
2. Monies allocated in Section 1 of this
initiated measure shall be disbursed as
follows:
(1) Monies in the Moving K-12 Ed-
ucation Forward sub-fund are continu-
ously appropriated to the public school
districts of South Dakota, to be distrib-
uted pro rata based upon each school
district’s relative share of fall enrollment
as defined in SDCL chapter 13-13, com-
pared to the fall enrollment of all school
districts. Funds deposited in the Moving
K-12 Education Forward subfund in the
preceding calendar quarter shall be dis-
tributed, provided above, to the public
school districts of South Dakota by the
first business day of February, May, Au-
gust, and November of each year, com-
mencing May 1, 2013. Funds received
by a school district form the Moving K-12
Education Forward subfund shall be
used at the sole discretion of the public
school district’s governing board for the
purpose of improving public education;
(2) Eighty percent of the monies in
the Moving Healthcare Forward subfund
shall be spent only for the purpose of
funding payments to providers to the
South Dakota Medicaid program, which
are incurred due to increases in ex-
penses related to the reimbursement
rates paid to service providers per unit of
service in excess of such reimbursement
rates in effect as of July 1, 2011; and
(3) Twenty percent of the monies in
the Moving Health Care Forward sub-
fund shall be spent only for the purpose
of funding expenses related to payments
to providers to the South Dakota Medi-
caid Program, which are incurred due to
increases in the case load volume expe-
rienced by the South Dakota Medicaid
program from the case levels as of July
1, 2011.
3. No monies deposited in the Moving
K-12 Education Forward subfund may
be spent in any way, either directly or in-
directly, to reduce, supplant, or replace
appropriations for any state K-12 educa-
tion program in existence for state fiscal
year 2012, including specifically the state
aid to education and special education
programs established in SDCL chapters
13-13 and 13-37. The per student allo-
cation in SDCL chapter 13-13 and the
per student allocation for each specified
disability in SDCL chapter 13-37 shalll be
adjusted by the annual application of
their respective index factors, as set forth
in SDCL subdivisions 13-13-10.1(3) and
13-37-35.1(6), as in effect on July 1,
2011. However, the index factor adjust-
ment shall, in no case, exceed the actual
percentage growth in state general fund
revenues for the most recently com-
pleted fiscal year. If the percentage
growth in state general fund revenues is
less than the index factor sin any year,
the difference shall be made up in the
immediately following years to the extent
the percentage growth in state general
fund revenues exceeds the index fac-
tors.
4. No monies deposited in the Moving
Health Care Forward subfund may be
spent in any way, either directly or indi-
rectly, to reduce, supplant, or replace
state appropriations for any state Medi-
caid program in existence for state fiscal
year 2012.
5. Effective January 1, 2013, any
sales or use tax imposed at a rate of four
percent by the provisions of SDCL chap-
ters 10-45 or 10-46 are hereby increased
by one percent each to a total rate of five
percent each.
2012 Referred Laws
The following laws were adopted by the
Legislature and referred to the voters by
petition. These laws will not become ef-
fective unless approved by majority vote.
Referred Law 14
Title: An Act to establish the Large Proj-
ect Development Fund.
Attorney General Explanation:
The referred law establishes the
“Large Project Development Fund.” Be-
ginning January 1, 2013, 22% of con-
tractors’ excise tax revenues would be
transferred from the state general fund
to the Large Project Development Fund.
The South Dakota Board of Economic
Development would use Large Project
Development Fund monies to provide
grants for the construction of large eco-
nomic development projects within the
state. To be eligible, a project must have
a cost exceeding $5 million. Examples of
eligible projects include laboratories and
facilities for testing, manufacturing,
power generation, power transmission,
agricultural processing, and wind energy.
Examples of ineligible projects include
retail establishments; residential hous-
ing; and facilities for lodging, health care
services and the raising or feeding of
livestock.
A vote “Yes” is for the establishment
of the Large Project Development Fund.
A vote “No” is against the referred law.
Full Text of Referred Law 14:
Section 1. That § 1-16G-1.2 be
amended to read as follows:
1-16G-1.2. The Board of Economic
Development may take title by foreclo-
sure to any property given as security if
the acquisition is necessary to protect
any economic development grant or loan
or any large project development grant
made under pursuant to the provisions
of this chapter, and may sell, transfer, or
convey any such property to any respon-
sible buyer. Any sale of property hereun-
der pursuant to the provisions of this
chapter shall be performed in a commer-
cially reasonable manner. If the sale,
transfer, or conveyance cannot be ef-
fected with reasonable promptness, the
board may, in order to prevent financial
loss and sustain employment, lease the
property to a responsible tenant or ten-
ants.
All sale proceeds or lease payments
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received by the board pursuant to this
section shall be deposited in the fund
from which the original grant or loan was
made.
Section 2. That § 1-16G-8 be
amended to read as follows:
1-16G-8. The Board of Economic De-
velopment shall promulgate rules pur-
suant to chapter 1-26 concerning the
following:
(1) The existing barriers to eco-
nomic growth and development in the
state;
(2) Developing investment in re-
search and development in high technol-
ogy industries;
(3) The submission of business
plans prior to the approval of economic
development grants or loans or large
project development grants. Business
plans shall include the products or serv-
ices to be offered by the applicant, job
descriptions with attendant salary or
wage information by job category, edu-
cational requirements by job category,
methods of accounting, financing other
than that provided by the economic de-
velopment grant or loan or a large proj-
ect development grant, and marketing,
sales, merchandising, and other disci-
plines proposed to be used for business
growth and expansion;
(4) The cooperation between agen-
cies of state government and applicant
businesses for nonfinancial services in-
cluding loan packaging, marketing assis-
tance, research assistance, and
assistance with finding solutions for com-
plying with environmental, energy,
health, safety, and other federal, state,
and local laws and regulations;
(5) Regular performance monitor-
ing and reporting systems for participat-
ing businesses to assure compliance
with their business plans and, terms of
repayment of an economic development
loan and compliance with terms of an
economic development grant or a large
project development grant;
(6) Establish eligibility criteria for
grants and loans;
(7) Establish application proce-
dures for grants and loans, including a
requirement that grant and loan applica-
tions be signed under penalty of perjury;
(8) Establish criteria to determine
which applicants will receive grants or
loans;
(9) Govern the use of proceeds of
grants and loans;
(10) Establish criteria for the terms
and conditions upon which loans shall be
made, including matching requirements,
interest rates, repayment terms, and the
terms of security given to secure such
loans; and
(11) Establish criteria for the terms
and conditions upon which grants shall
be made, including permitted uses, per-
formance criteria, and matching require-
ments; and
(12) Establish criteria for the terms
and conditions upon which grants shall
be repaid for noncompliance with the
terms and conditions upon which the
grant was made.
Section 3. That § 1-16G-16.1 be
amended to read as follows:
1-16G-16.1. The Board of Economic
Development may use the revolving eco-
nomic development and initiative fund for
the purpose of paying taxes and liens
and for the procuring of legal services
and other services necessary to protect,
recover, maintain, and liquidate the as-
sets of the revolving economic develop-
ment and initiative fund and the large
project development fund. Such costs
may be incurred and paid up to ten per-
cent of the loan or grant balance with a
majority vote of the board of economic
development. Costs in excess of ten per-
cent shall be approved by a two-thirds
vote of the board. Such services are not
subject to state bid laws so long as such
services are procured in a commercially
acceptable manner.
Section 4. That chapter 1-16G be
amended by adding thereto a NEW
SECTION to read as follows:
Terms used in this Act Mean:
(1) "Large project," a project with a
total project cost exceeding five million
dollars; and
(2) "Project cost," the amount paid
in money, credits, property, or other
money's worth for a project.
Section 5. That chapter 1-16G be
amended by adding thereto a NEW
SECTION to read as follows:
For the purposes of this Act, the term,
project, means a new building or struc-
ture or the expansion of an existing
building or structure, the construction of
which is subject to the contractor's ex-
cise tax imposed by chapters 10-46A or
10-46B. A project includes laboratory
and testing facilities, manufacturing facil-
ities, power generation facilities, power
transmission facilities, agricultural pro-
cessing facilities, and wind energy facili-
ties. A project does not include any
building or structure:
(1) Used predominantly for the sale
of products at retail, other than the sale
of electricity at retail, to individual con-
sumers;
(2) Used predominantly for residen-
tial housing or transient lodging;
(3) Used predominantly to provide
health care services;
(4) Constructed for raising or feed-
ing of livestock; or
(5) That is not subject to ad valorem
real property taxation or equivalent taxes
measured by gross receipts.
Section 6. That chapter 1-16G be
amended by adding thereto a NEW
SECTION to read as follows:
There is established in the state treas-
ury a fund to be known as the large proj-
ect development fund for the purpose of
making grants for large project develop-
ment.
Section 7. That chapter 1-16G be
amended by adding thereto a NEW
SECTION to read as follows:
The Board of Economic Development
may make grants from the large project
development fund for the purpose of pro-
moting large project development in
South Dakota.
Section 8. That chapter 1-16G be
amended by adding thereto a NEW
SECTION to read as follows:
All money in the fund is hereby appro-
priated for the purpose of making grants
as provided in this Act. Any repayment of
grants from the large project develop-
ment fund and any interest thereon shall
be receipted into the large project devel-
opment fund.
Section 9. That chapter 1-16G be
amended by adding thereto a NEW
SECTION to read as follows:
The Board of Economic Development
may accept and expend for the purposes
of sections 6 and 7 of this Act, inclusive,
any funds obtained from federal sources,
gifts, contributions, or any source if such
acceptance and expenditure is approved
in accordance with § 4-8B-10.
Section 10. That chapter 1-16G be
amended by adding thereto a NEW
SECTION to read as follows:
There is hereby continuously appro-
priated to the large project development
fund the amount of twenty-two percent of
all deposits into the general fund of the
contractors' excise tax imposed by chap-
ter 10-46A and the alternate contractors'
excise tax imposed by chapter 10-46B.
Transfers from the general fund to the
large project development fund pursuant
to this provision shall be made on a
monthly basis by the Bureau of Finance
and Management.
Section 11. The provisions of section
10 of this Act are effective on January 1,
2013.
Referred Law 16
Title: An education reform act to estab-
lish a teacher scholarship program; cre-
ate a program for math and science
teacher bonuses; create a program for
teacher merit bonuses; mandate a uni-
form teacher and principal evaluation
system; and eliminate state require-
ments for teacher tenure.
Attorney General Explanation:
Referred Law 16 is an education re-
form act with five key components. First,
it establishes a scholarship program for
eligible college students who commit to
teach in South Dakota in critical need
subject areas.
Second, the referred law creates a
program to provide state-funded annual
bonuses for eligible math and science
teachers.
Third, the referred law develops a
separate “Top Teachers” bonus program.
This program provides annual state-
funded merit bonuses for up to 20% of
each school district’s full-time certified
teachers, as awarded by the local school
boards. Alternatively, a school board
may enact its own program for teacher
bonuses, using these state-provided
funds. A school board may opt out of
these merit bonus programs altogether,
resulting in re-allocation of its merit
bonus funds to other participating school
districts.
Fourth, the referred law mandates a
uniform statewide system for evaluating
teachers and principals, including a rat-
ing system.
Fifth, the referred law eliminates state
requirements for continuing contracts
(“tenure”) for teachers who do not
achieve tenure by July 1, 2016. School
boards may, in their discretion, choose
to offer continuing contracts to non-
tenured teachers.
A vote “Yes” is to enact the education
reform act.
A vote “No” is against the referred law.
Full Text of Referred Law 16:
Section 1. That chapter 13-55 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW
SECTION to read as follows:
Beginning in the 2013-2014 academic
year, there is hereby established the
South Dakota critical teaching needs
scholarship program. The purpose of the
program is to encourage South Dakota's
high school graduates to obtain their
postsecondary education in South
Dakota for teaching, to remain in the
state upon completion of their education,
and to contribute to the state and its citi-
zens by working in a critical need teach-
ing area.
Section 2. That chapter 13-55 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW
SECTION to read as follows:
The South Dakota critical teaching
needs scholarship program shall be ad-
ministered by the Critical Teaching
Needs Scholarship Board which is
hereby established. The board shall con-
sist of five members appointed by the
Governor for a term of five years, except
that the initial appointments shall be for
periods of one, two, three, four, and five
years. A majority of the board shall be
present either personally or by telecon-
ference to constitute a quorum.
The Department of Education shall
provide necessary support services to
the board.
Section 3. That chapter 13-55 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW
SECTION to read as follows:
From the total pool of applicants, the
Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship
Board shall award no more than one
hundred critical teaching needs scholar-
ships for each academic year. The board
shall award scholarships based on the
requirements of sections 5 and 6 of this
Act, the filling of critical teaching needs
areas, and other academic and personal
characteristics of each applicant as de-
termined by the board. Notwithstanding
the provisions of this section, if the board
rescinds a scholarship that has been
awarded, the board may award the
amount of the rescinded scholarship to
an alternate.
Section 4. That chapter 13-55 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW
SECTION to read as follows:
All accredited South Dakota public
and nonpublic postsecondary institutions
which offer a baccalaureate degree in el-
ementary or secondary education are el-
igible to participate in the scholarship
program. Each institution may choose
whether to participate in the program
and may limit the number of scholarship
recipients the institution will accept in
each academic year.
Section 5. That chapter 13-55 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW
SECTION to read as follows:
In order to be eligible for a critical
teaching needs scholarship, a student
shall:
(1) Agree, in writing, to stay in
South Dakota and work in a critical
teaching needs area for five years after
graduation from a participating postsec-
ondary institution;
(2) Agree, through a promissory
note, that failure to abide by the provi-
sions of subdivision (1) will result in the
scholarship being converted into an in-
terest bearing loan;
(3) Attend a participating South
Dakota postsecondary institution as an
undergraduate junior or senior and be
accepted in an elementary or secondary
education program at the institution that
will prepare the student to work in a crit-
ical need teaching area; and
(4) Be a United States citizen or
lawful permanent resident.
For purposes of subdivision (3), a jun-
ior is a student who has earned sixty
credit hours prior to the beginning of the
third year of instruction, and a senior is
a student who has earned ninety credit
hours prior to the fourth year of instruc-
tion.
A student is eligible to participate in
the South Dakota critical teaching needs
scholarship program for the equivalent of
two academic years (four consecutive
spring and fall terms) or until the attain-
ment of a baccalaureate degree in ele-
mentary or secondary education in a
critical teaching needs area, whichever
comes first. However, the Critical Teach-
ing Needs Scholarship Board may grant
exceptions to the continuous enrollment
requirements for good cause.
Scholarships are not provided for
summer session students enrolled in tra-
ditional four year programs.
Section 6. That chapter 13-55 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW
SECTION to read as follows:
In addition to the eligibility criteria
identified in section 5 of this Act, the Crit-
ical Teaching Needs Scholarship Board
may require applicants to submit a writ-
ten essay or other information by which
to judge the academic and personal
qualifications of the applicant.
Section 7. That chapter 13-55 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW
SECTION to read as follows:
The amount of the annual scholarship
shall equal the tuition and generally ap-
plicable fees for thirty credit hours at a
South Dakota public postsecondary in-
stitution as of July 1, 2013. The scholar-
ship amount paid to a recipient attending
a participating nonpublic postsecondary
institution shall equal the amount paid to
a recipient attending a public postsec-
ondary institution.
One-half of the annual scholarship
shall be paid to public postsecondary in-
stitutions on behalf of eligible students
there enrolled or directly to eligible stu-
dents enrolled at nonpublic postsec-
ondary institutions at the beginning of
the fall semester, and the other half shall
be paid at the beginning of the spring se-
mester.
If, in any year, the total funds available
to fund the critical teaching needs schol-
arships are insufficient to permit each el-
igible recipient to receive the full amount
provided in this section, the available
moneys shall be prorated and distributed
to each recipient in proportion to the en-
titlement contemplated by this section.
The total amount of the scholarship may
not exceed the amount stipulated in this
section.
Section 8. That chapter 13-55 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW
SECTION to read as follows:
In order to maintain eligibility for the
critical teaching needs scholarship pro-
gram, a student shall:
(1) Maintain a cumulative 2.8 grade
point average on a 4.0 scale. The stu-
dent shall complete consecutive spring
and fall terms in order to remain eligible
for continuation of the scholarship pro-
gram from term to term;
(2) Make satisfactory academic
progress towards a degree by earning
thirty credit hours per year;
(3) Attend and graduate from a par-
ticipating South Dakota postsecondary
institution with an elementary or second-
ary education degree which qualifies the
student to teach in a critical teaching
needs area in South Dakota; and
(4) Upon graduation, stay in South
Dakota and teach in a critical teaching
needs area for five years.
If factors beyond the control of a stu-
dent who has been awarded a critical
teaching needs scholarship prevent the
student from meeting any of the require-
ments in subdivisions (1) to (3), the Crit-
ical Teaching Needs Scholarship Board
may temporarily waive the requirements
of those subdivisions. The board may re-
scind a scholarship award if the student
does not maintain eligibility as pre-
scribed in those subdivisions.
Failure to fulfill the requirements of
subdivision (4) shall result in the critical
teaching needs scholarship being con-
verted into an interest bearing loan. The
board shall set the rate of interest, as al-
lowed by law. The five years of employ-
ment referenced in subdivision (4) shall
be fulfilled consecutively unless the
board waives this requirement for good
cause, and the five years of employment
may be fulfilled at more than one school
district in South Dakota.
Section 9. That chapter 13-55 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW
SECTION to read as follows:
The Department of Education may re-
ceive gifts, donations, grants, or endow-
ments for the purposes of sections 1 to
8, inclusive, of this Act.
Section 10. The Board of Education
may promulgate rules pursuant to chap-
ter 1-26 to define areas of critical teach-
ing need for the purposes of sections 1
to 8, inclusive, of this Act, to establish ap-
plication requirements for the critical
teaching needs scholarship, and to fur-
ther accomplish the purposes of sections
1 to 8, inclusive, of this Act.
Section 11. Beginning in the 2014-
2015 school year, there is hereby cre-
ated the math and science teacher
incentive program within the Department
of Education to provide funds to public
school districts for the purpose of provid-
ing rewards to attract certified teachers
who teach in math and science subject
areas in middle school and high school
or who are certified with a math or sci-
ence specialist endorsement which they
are utilizing for any grade, kindergarten
through twelve. By January 31, 2014, the
South Dakota Board of Education shall
promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-
26 establishing which courses qualify as
math and science courses for purposes
of the program. For purposes of this Act,
math and science courses are those
courses established by the Board of Ed-
ucation pursuant to this section. For pur-
poses of this Act, middle school is a
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school consisting of any combination of
two or more consecutive grades, five to
eight, inclusive, and high school is a
school consisting of any combination of
three or more consecutive grades, in-
cluding ninth grade to twelfth grade, in-
clusive.
Section 12. Participation in the math
and science teacher incentive program
is voluntary for teachers, and incentive
rewards are to supplement but not re-
place what a teacher receives under a
contract between the teacher and the
school district or a collective bargaining
agreement between a district and the
district's teachers. No collective bargain-
ing agreement between a district and the
district's teachers may limit the ability of
a teacher to qualify for or receive an in-
centive reward. Nothing in sections 11 to
16, inclusive, of this Act is intended to
create a contractual right or property
right in the math and science teacher in-
centive program.
Section 13. The Department of Edu-
cation shall provide application forms for
teachers wishing to participate in the
math and science teacher incentive pro-
gram. A teacher wishing to participate in
the program shall complete and sign the
form and provide the form to the busi-
ness office of the school district by the
close of business on October first to be
eligible for the program for that school
year. A teacher wishing to participate
shall submit a new application for each
school year. Completed applications are
a public record pursuant to chapter 1-27,
but personal information in the applica-
tions may be redacted as allowed by that
chapter.
Section 14. To be eligible for the math
and science teacher incentive program,
a teacher shall fulfill the following re-
quirements:
(1) Comply with section 13 of this
Act;
(2) Receive a distinguished rating
or proficient rating, as referenced in sec-
tion 38 of this Act, on the teacher's most
recent evaluation;
(3) Teach math or science courses
in middle school or high school for at
least fifty percent of a full-time equivalent
position's assignments submitted in the
annual teacher data collection pursuant
to § 13-3-51, and any rules promulgated
pursuant thereto, and be currently certi-
fied with a middle school or high school
endorsement to teach each course, or
utilize a math or science specialist en-
dorsement for any grade, kindergarten
through twelve; and
(4) Be in full-time status for the en-
tire school year.
Nothing in subdivision (3) shall entitle
any teacher to receive more than the
amount stipulated in section 16 of this
Act.
Section 15. By September first of
each year, the school board of each dis-
trict shall submit to the Department of
Education a copy of the application of
each teacher eligible for the math and
science teacher incentive program for
the previous school year pursuant to the
requirements of this Act. The Depart-
ment of Education may require addi-
tional information from the district as
necessary to verify each teacher's eligi-
bility for the reward. The department may
refuse to issue a reward for any teacher
for whom the information required by this
section is not provided by the deadline.
Section 16. The amount of the reward
under the math and science teacher in-
centive program is two thousand eight
hundred fifty dollars per eligible teacher
to be distributed as described in this sec-
tion. No later than October first of each
year, at the same time that foundation
program state aid is distributed to school
districts pursuant to §§ 13-13-10.1 to 13-
13-41, inclusive, the secretary of the De-
partment of Education shall distribute
funds for the math and science teacher
incentive program for teachers that qual-
ify pursuant to this Act. These funds shall
be distributed in lump sum payments.
Subject to the requirements of this
Act, the department shall pay to the
school district two thousand eight hun-
dred fifty dollars per eligible teacher in
that district. Within thirty days of receipt
from the department, the school district
shall distribute the funds as follows:
(1) Two thousand five hundred dol-
lars shall be paid to each eligible teacher
in the district; and
(2) Three hundred fifty dollars may
be retained by the district to pay the dis-
trict's share of applicable federal taxes,
the district's share of contribution to the
South Dakota Retirement System, and
administrative costs.
Section 17. Beginning in the 2014-
2015 school year, there is hereby cre-
ated the top teachers reward program
within the Department of Education to
provide funds to public school districts
for the purpose of providing top teacher
rewards for certified teachers.
Section 18. Participation in the top
teachers reward program is voluntary for
teachers, and such rewards shall sup-
plement but not replace what a teacher
receives under a contract between the
teacher and the school district or a col-
lective bargaining agreement between a
district and the district's teachers. No col-
lective bargaining agreement between a
district and the district's teachers may
limit the ability of a teacher to qualify for
or receive a top teacher reward. Nothing
in sections 17 to 25, inclusive, of this Act
is intended to create a contractual right
or property right in the top teachers re-
ward program.
Section 19. In each school year, up to
twenty percent of each school district's
full-time equivalent certified teaching po-
sitions, as measured by the district's an-
nual teacher data collection pursuant to
§ 13-3-51 and any rules promulgated
pursuant to that section, shall be eligible
to receive a top teacher reward, subject
to the requirements of this Act. The De-
partment of Education shall multiply the
number of full-time equivalent certified
teaching positions in the district by
twenty percent. If this calculation results
in a fraction, the maximum number of el-
igible positions may not exceed the next
lowest whole number. If there are fewer
than five full-time equivalent certified
teaching positions in a school district, the
maximum number of eligible positions
shall be one.
Section 20. No later than May first of
each year, at the same time that founda-
tion program state aid is distributed to a
school district pursuant to §§ 13-13-10.1
to 13-13-41, inclusive, the secretary of
the Department of Education shall inform
each school district of the number of eli-
gible positions in that district for the cur-
rent school year, based on the
calculation in section 19 of this Act, and
distribute to each school district five
thousand seven hundred dollars per eli-
gible position. These funds shall be dis-
tributed in lump sum payments. The
school district shall retain these funds
until distribution pursuant to section 21
of this Act.
Section 21. No later than September
first of each year, the school district shall
distribute the funds received pursuant to
section 20 of this Act as follows:
(1) Five thousand dollars shall be
paid to each teacher selected for a top
teacher reward pursuant to section 24 of
this Act for the previous school year; and
(2) Seven hundred dollars may be
retained by the district to pay the dis-
trict's share of applicable federal taxes,
the district's share of contribution to the
South Dakota Retirement System, and
administrative costs.
Any funds received pursuant to sec-
tion 20 of this Act which are not distrib-
uted according to this section shall be
returned to the Department of Education
within thirty days.
Section 22. The Department of Edu-
cation shall provide application forms for
teachers wishing to participate in the top
teachers reward program. A teacher
wishing to participate in the program
shall complete and sign the form and
provide the form to the business office of
the school district by the close of busi-
ness on October first to be eligible for the
program for that school year. A teacher
wishing to participate shall submit a new
application for each school year. Com-
pleted applications are a public record
pursuant to chapter 1-27, but personal
information in the applications may be
redacted pursuant to that chapter.
Section 23. A participating teacher
shall be full-time and receive a distin-
guished rating, as referenced in section
38 of this Act, on the teacher's most re-
cent evaluation to be eligible for a top
teacher reward. In addition, a distin-
guished teacher's selection for the re-
ward may be based on consideration of
the following factors as determined by
the school board:
(1) Mentoring of less experienced
teachers;
(2) Curriculum development;
(3) Assessment development;
(4) Data analysis;
(5) Service to the local district,
state, or national committees or task
forces;
(6) Leadership in a professional
learning community;
(7) National board certification;
(8) Other leadership activities or
recognitions; and
(9) Other additional criteria as de-
termined by the school board.
Section 24. No later than August first
of each year, the school board of each
school district shall determine which par-
ticipating teachers, if any, are selected to
receive top teacher rewards for the pre-
vious school year according to the crite-
ria in section 23 of this Act. The number
of teachers selected may not exceed the
number of eligible positions referenced
in sections 19 and 20 of this Act.
Section 25. Department of Education
may require each school district to pro-
vide any information necessary to verify
the district's compliance with sections 20
to 24, inclusive, of this Act. Upon a find-
ing of noncompliance, the department
may require the district to return any
funds distributed contrary to the require-
ments of this Act.
Section 26. Notwithstanding any other
provisions of this Act, public school dis-
tricts may opt out of the top teacher re-
ward program by providing written notice
to the Department of Education. The no-
tice shall be approved by a majority of
the school board and signed by the
school board president. The department
shall provide forms for this purpose. Be-
ginning in 2014, the notice shall be post-
marked no earlier than January first, and
no later than January thirty-first, of each
year in order to be effective for the next
school year. The district shall provide a
separate form for each school year for
which the district desires to opt out. If a
school district fails to follow the require-
ments of this section, the attempt to opt
out is void, and the district shall comply
with the requirements of the top teacher
reward program.
If a district opts out pursuant to this
section, the teachers employed in the
district are not eligible to participate in
the top teacher reward program. The dis-
trict shall provide written notice to each
certified teacher of the teacher's ineligi-
bility for the program before executing a
teaching contract with the teacher for the
school year for which the opt out is effec-
tive.
School districts may not opt out of the
math and science teacher incentive pro-
gram established pursuant to this Act.
Section 27. If a school district opts out
pursuant to section 26 of this Act, all
funds which the district would have been
eligible to receive for the top teacher pro-
gram pursuant to this Act shall be redis-
tributed as follows:
(1) To obtain the redistribution
amount, the Department of Education
shall calculate the number of positions
that would have been eligible for the top
teacher reward program in each opt out
district pursuant to section 19 of this Act,
and multiply that calculation by five thou-
sand seven hundred dollars;
(2) No later than May first of each
year, at the same time that foundation
program state aid is distributed to a
school district pursuant to §§ 13-13-10.1
to 13-13-41, inclusive, the department
shall allocate the redistribution amount,
on a pro rata basis, to each public school
district that did not opt out of the top
teacher reward program or is participat-
ing in a local teacher reward program
pursuant to sections 28 to 35, inclusive,
of this Act. Each district's pro rata share
of the redistribution amount shall be
based on the number of full-time equiv-
alent certified teacher positions in the
district, as measured by the district's an-
nual teacher data collection pursuant to
§ 13-3-51 and any rules promulgated
pursuant to that section; and
(3) No later than September first of
each year, the redistribution amount re-
ceived by each district pursuant to sub-
division (2) shall be distributed equally
among all teachers receiving top teacher
rewards in the district pursuant to sec-
tions 17 to 25, inclusive, of this Act, or
among all teachers receiving local
teacher rewards pursuant to sections 28
to 35, inclusive, of this Act, but each dis-
trict may withhold an amount necessary
to pay the district's share of applicable
federal taxes, the district's share of con-
tributions to the South Dakota Retire-
ment System, and administrative costs.
Any funds not distributed according to
this subdivision shall be returned to the
Department of Education within thirty
days.
Section 28. Notwithstanding any other
provision of this Act, a public school dis-
trict may create a local teacher reward
plan to act as a substitute for the top
teacher reward program beginning in the
2014-2015 school year. If the local
teacher reward plan is developed in
compliance with sections 28 to 35, inclu-
sive, of this Act, the district may utilize
the local teacher reward plan to provide
the district with the flexibility to use the
funds that would otherwise be provided
to the district through the top teachers
reward program.
Participation in the local teacher re-
ward plan is voluntary. Rewards shall
supplement but not replace what a
teacher receives under a contract be-
tween the teacher and the school district
or a collective bargaining agreement be-
tween a district and the district's teach-
ers. No collective bargaining agreement
between a district and the district's
teachers may limit the ability of a teacher
to qualify for or receive a local teacher
reward. Nothing in sections 28 to 35, in-
clusive, of this Act, is intended to create
a contractual right or property right in
local teacher rewards.
Teachers in the district may not partic-
ipate in the top teacher reward program
for any school year for which the district
has adopted a local teacher reward plan.
The district shall provide written notice to
each certified teacher of the teacher's in-
eligibility for the top teacher reward pro
gram and provide a copy of the district's
local teacher reward plan to each certi-
fied teacher before executing a teaching
contract with the teacher for the school
year for which the local teacher reward
plan is effective.
Section 29. The local teacher reward
plan shall reward certified teachers in the
district based upon one or more of the
following criteria:
(1) Demonstrating an impact on
student achievement;
(2) Demonstrating teacher leader-
ship; or
(3) Market based needs of the
school district based upon critical teach-
ing area needs of the school district.
Section 30. There is hereby estab-
lished the Local Teacher Reward Plan
Advisory Council. The council shall pro-
vide input in developing one or more
model local teacher reward plan applica-
tions based upon the criteria in section
29 of this Act. The work group shall be
appointed by the secretary of education
and consist of the following members:
(1) A combination of six principals
and superintendents: two from an ele-
mentary school, two from a middle
school, and two from a high school;
(2) Six teachers: two from an ele-
mentary school, two from a middle
school, and two from a high school; and
(3) Three school board members:
one from a small school district, one from
a medium-sized school district, and one
from a large school district.
Section 31. The Board of Education
shall promulgate rules, pursuant to chap-
ter 1-26, establishing the application
form for the local teacher reward plan,
further guidelines for district applications
based on the criteria in section 29 of this
Act, a system to monitor whether each
participating school district is complying
with the local teacher reward plan, and
penalties for noncompliance.
Section 32. There is hereby estab-
lished the Local Teacher Reward Plan
Oversight Board. The board shall consist
of the following members:
(1) One member of the Senate ap-
pointed by the president pro tempore of
the Senate;
(2) One member of the House of
Representatives appointed by the
speaker of the House of Representa-
tives;
(3) Two representatives of the busi-
ness community appointed by the Gov-
ernor;
(4) One representative of an edu-
cational association appointed by the
Governor;
(5) One current or former teacher
appointed by the Governor; and
(6) The secretary of the Depart-
ment of Education.
Section 33. A school district shall sub-
mit the local teacher reward plan appli-
cation to the Department of Education no
later than January thirty-first of each
year, beginning in 2014, to be eligible to
apply the local teacher reward plan to
the upcoming school year.
By March fifteenth of each year, the
Local Teacher Reward Plan Oversight
Board shall review all applications to de-
termine compliance with this Act, and
any rules promulgated thereto. The
board may request additional information
from the district as part of the review of
the application. By April first of each
year, the board shall inform each district
whether the district's local teacher re-
ward plan has been approved for the up-
coming school year. If the application is
denied, the district may adopt a model
plan established pursuant to section 30
of this Act or opt out pursuant to sections
26 and 27 of this Act.
Section 34. If a district's local teacher
reward plan is approved, the Department
of Education shall calculate the number
of positions in the district that would have
been eligible for the top teacher reward
program pursuant to section 19 of this
Act and multiply that calculation by five
thousand seven hundred dollars. No
later than May first of each year, at the
same time that foundation program state
aid is distributed to the district pursuant
to §§ 13-13-10.1 to 13-13-41, inclusive,
the secretary of the Department of Edu-
cation shall distribute this amount to the
district in a lump sum payment.
Section 35. No later than September
first of each year, the district shall distrib-
ute the funds received pursuant to sec-
tion 34 of this Act to each certified
teacher selected for a reward under the
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local teacher reward program for the pre-
vious school year, but the district may
withhold an amount necessary to pay the
district's share of applicable federal
taxes, the district's share of contributions
to the South Dakota Retirement System,
and administrative costs. Any funds not
distributed according to this section shall
be returned to the Department of Educa-
tion within thirty days.
Section 36. A teacher may apply for
both the math and science teacher in-
centive program and the top teachers re-
ward program established pursuant to
this Act or both the math and science
teacher incentive program and the local
teacher reward plan established pur-
suant to this Act.
Section 37. That § 13-42-34 be
amended to read as follows:
13-42-34. Any public school district
seeking state accreditation shall evalu-
ate the performance of each certified
teacher in years one through to three, in-
clusive, not less than annually, and each
certified teacher in the fourth contract
year or beyond, not less than every other
year.
Each For the 2012-2013 school year
and the 2013-2014 school year, each
school district shall may adopt proce-
dures for evaluating the performance of
certified teachers employed by the
school district that:
(1) Are based on the minimum pro-
fessional performance standards estab-
lished by the Board of Education
pursuant to § 13-42-33;
(2) Require multiple measures;
(3) Serve as the basis for programs
to increase professional growth and de-
velopment of certified teachers; and
(4) Include a plan of assistance for
any certified teacher, who is in the fourth
or subsequent year of teaching, and
whose performance does not meet the
school district's performance standards.
Section 38. That § 13-42-34 be
amended to read as follows:
13-42-34. Any public school district
seeking state accreditation shall evalu-
ate the performance of each certified
teacher in years one through three not
less than annually, and each certified
teacher in the fourth contract year or be-
yond, not less than every other year. Be-
ginning in the 2014-2015 school year,
each certified teacher shall be evaluated
on an annual basis.
Each school district shall adopt the
model evaluation instrument required by
section 40 of this Act and procedures for
evaluating the performance of certified
teachers employed by the school district
that:
(1) Are based on the minimum pro-
fessional performance standards estab-
lished by the Board of Education
pursuant to § 13-42-33;
(2) Require multiple measures of
performance as follows:
(a) Fifty percent of the evaluation of
a teacher shall be based on quantitative
measures of student growth, based on a
single year or multiple years of data. This
quantitative data shall be based on re-
ports of student performance on state
validated assessments established pur-
suant to § 13-3-55. For those teachers in
grades and subjects for which there is no
state-validated assessment for the quan-
titative portion of the evaluation, teach-
ers shall demonstrate success in
improving student achievement using
objective measures, which can include
portfolio assessments, end-of-course
exams, or other district approved as-
sessments which demonstrate student
growth; and
(b) Fifty percent of the evaluation of
a teacher shall be based on qualitative,
observable, evidence-based character-
istics of good teaching and classroom
practices as further defined in the model
evaluation instrument referenced in sec-
tion 40 of this Act. Districts may collect
additional evidence using any of the fol-
lowing if not required by the model eval-
uation instrument:
(i) Classroom drop-ins;
(ii) Parent surveys;
(iii) Student surveys;
(iv) Portfolios; or
(v) Peer review;
(3) Serve as the basis for programs
to increase professional growth and de-
velopment of certified teachers; and
(4) Include a plan of assistance for
any certified teacher, who is in the fourth
or subsequent year of teaching, and
whose performance does not meet the
school district's performance standards;
and
(5) Are based on the following four-
tier rating system:
(a) Distinguished;
(b) Proficient;
(c) Basic; and
(d) Unsatisfactory.
Section 39. The provisions of section
38 of this Act are effective July 1, 2014.
Section 40. That § 13-42-35 be
amended to read as follows:
13-42-35. A work group appointed by
the secretary of education shall provide
input in developing the standards for
defining the four-tier rating system re-
quired by section 38 of this Act and shall
develop in developing a model evalua-
tion instrument that may shall be used by
school districts for the 2014-2015 school
year and subsequent school years. The
work group shall consist of the following
members:
(1) Six teachers: two from an ele-
mentary school, two from a middle
school, and two from a high school;
(2) Three principals: one from an el-
ementary school, one from a middle
school, and one from a high school;
(3) Two superintendents;
(4) Two school board members;
(5) Four parents who have students
in various levels of the K-12 system:
(6) One representative of the South
Dakota Education Association;
(7) One representative of the
School Administrators of South Dakota;
and
(8) One representative of the Asso-
ciated School Boards of South Dakota.
Section 41. That chapter 13-42 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW
SECTION to read as follows:
Pursuant to chapter 1-26, the South
Dakota Board of Education shall prom-
ulgate rules establishing standards for
defining the four-tier rating system re-
quired by section 38 of this Act and
adopting the model evaluation instru-
ment referenced in section 40 of this Act.
Section 42. That chapter 3-18 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW
SECTION to read as follows:
Beginning with the 2014-2015 school
year, the procedures for evaluation and
the model evaluation instrument refer-
enced in sections 38 to 41, inclusive, of
this Act may not be the subject of any
collective bargaining agreement be-
tween a district and the district's teach-
ers.
Section 43. The Board of Education
shall promulgate rules pursuant to chap-
ter 1-26 to establish minimum profes-
sional performance standards for
certified principals in South Dakota pub-
lic schools, and to establish best prac-
tices for the evaluation of the
performance of certified principals that
shall be used by individual school dis-
tricts. The South Dakota Board of Edu-
cation shall promulgate rules pursuant to
chapter 1-26 establishing standards for
defining the four-tier rating system re-
quired by section 44 of this Act and
adopting the model evaluation instru-
ment referenced in section 45 of this Act.
Section 44. Beginning in the 2014-
2015 school year, any public school dis-
trict seeking state accreditation shall
evaluate the performance of each certi-
fied principal not less than every other
year.
Each school district shall adopt the
model evaluation instrument required by
section 45 of this Act and procedures for
evaluating the performance of certified
principals employed by the school district
that:
(1) Are based on the minimum pro-
fessional performance standards estab-
lished by the Board of Education
pursuant to section 43 of this Act;
(2) Require multiple measures of
performance;
(3) Serve as the basis for programs
to increase professional growth and de-
velopment of certified principals;
(4) Include a plan of assistance for
any certified principal whose perform-
ance does not meet the school district's
performance standards; and
(5) Are based on the following four-
tier rating system:
(a) Distinguished;
(b) Proficient;
(c) Basic; and
(d) Unsatisfactory.
Section 45. A work group appointed
by the secretary of education shall pro-
vide input in developing the standards
referenced in section 43 of this Act, the
four-tier rating system required by sec-
tion 44 of this Act, and in developing a
model instrument for principal evaluation
that shall be used by school districts for
the 2014-2015 school year and each
school year thereafter. The work group
shall consist of the following members:
(1) Six principals: two from an ele-
mentary school, two from a middle
school, and two from a high school;
(2) Three teachers: one from an el-
ementary school, one from a middle
school, and one from a high school;
(3) Two superintendents;
(4) Two school board members;
(5) Four parents who have students
in various levels of the K-12 system;
(6) One representative of the South
Dakota Education Association;
(7) One representative of the
School Administrators of South Dakota;
and
(8) One representative of the Asso-
ciated School Boards of South Dakota.
Section 46. All persons conducting
teacher or principal evaluations required
by sections 38 to 45, inclusive, of this Act
shall participate in training conducted by
the Department of Education before con-
ducting the evaluations.
Section 47. That chapter 13-43 be
amended by adding thereto a NEW
SECTION to read as follows:
For purposes of this chapter, the term,
tenured teacher, means a teacher who is
in or beyond the fourth consecutive term
of employment as a teacher with the
school district prior to July 1, 2016. If,
prior to July 1, 2016, the school district
and the teacher have entered into a con-
tract pursuant to §§ 13-43-4 and 13-43-
5 for the teacher's fourth consecutive
term of employment with the district or a
subsequent consecutive term of employ-
ment with the district, then that teacher
is a tenured teacher for purposes of this
chapter. The term, nontenured teacher,
means a teacher who is not yet in or be-
yond the fourth consecutive term of em-
ployment as a teacher with the school
district prior to July 1, 2016. Any teacher
who is not in or beyond the fourth con-
secutive term of employment with the
school district prior to July 1, 2016, need
not acquire continuing contract status
under this chapter. Nothing in this sec-
tion or section 53 of this Act prohibits a
school district from choosing to provide
continuing contract to a nontenured
teacher beyond what is provided for in
this chapter.
Section 48. That § 13-43-6 be
amended to read as follows:
13-43-6. The contract shall specify the
date at or about which the school shall
begin, the term of employment, the
wages per month, and the time of pay-
ment thereof; such of wages. The con-
tract shall be signed in duplicate and one
copy filed in the office of the business
manager and the other retained by the
teacher. Such The contract may be is-
sued covering any period of years, not to
exceed three employment up to one
year, over which a teacher holds a cer-
tificate which will shall remain valid with-
out renewal.
Section 49. That § 13-43-6.1 be
amended to read as follows:
13-43-6.1. A tenured or nontenured
teacher may be terminated, by the
school board, at any time for just cause,
including breach of contract, poor per-
formance, incompetency, gross immoral-
ity, unprofessional conduct,
insubordination, neglect of duty, or the vi-
olation of any policy or regulation of the
school district. A school district may non-
renew a teacher who is in or beyond the
fourth consecutive term of employment
as a teacher with the school district pur-
suant to § 13-43-6.3 for just cause, in-
cluding breach of contract, poor
performance, incompetency, gross im-
morality, unprofessional conduct, insub-
ordination, neglect of duty, or the
violation of any policy or regulation of the
school district.
Section 50. That § 13-43-6.2 be
amended to read as follows:
13-43-6.2. If nonrenewal of a tenured
teacher is contemplated under § 13-43-
6.1 § 13-43-6.3, the superintendent or
chief executive officer shall give written
notice of an intention to recommend non-
renewal to the teacher and the school
board; a written statement of the reasons
for the recommendation; access to the
employment records of the teacher; the
opportunity to the teacher for a hearing
before the school board to present rea-
sons in person or in writing why the non-
renewal should not occur; and the
opportunity to be represented. The
teacher shall request the hearing as pro-
vided in § 13-43-6.9. The school board
shall conduct the hearing not sooner
than fourteen days, nor later than forty-
five days, after receipt of the teacher's
request for hearing. The parties may
waive the time limitations provided for in
this section.
Section 51. That § 13-43-6.3 be
amended to read as follows:
13-43-6.3. Until a teacher is in or be-
yond the fourth consecutive term of em-
ployment as a teacher with the school
district, a Aschool board may or may not
renew the teacher's contract of a non-
tenured teacher. The superintendent or
chief executive officer shall give written
notice of nonrenewal by April fifteenth
but is not required to give further process
or a reason for nonrenewal.
After a teacher is in or beyond the
fourth consecutive term of employment
as a teacher with the school district, §§
13-43-6.1 and 13-43-6.2 apply to any
nonrenewal of the teacher's contract. A
school board may refuse to renew the
teacher's contract of a tenured teacher
for just cause, including breach of con-
tract, poor performance, a rating of un-
satisfactory on two consecutive
evaluations pursuant to section 38 of this
Act, incompetency, gross immorality, un-
professional conduct, insubordination,
neglect of duty, or the violation of any
policy or regulation of the school district.
On or before April fifteenth, the superin-
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tendent or chief executive officer shall
notify the tenured teacher and the school
board in writing of the recommendation
to not renew the teacher's contract.
Acceptance by the a tenured or non-
tenured teacher of an offer from the dis-
trict to enter into a new contract with the
teacher shall be in the manner specified
in the offer. Failure of the teacher to ac-
cept the offer in the manner specified
constitutes the termination of the existing
contract between the teacher and the
district at the end of its term.
Section 52. That § 13-43-6.4 be
amended to read as follows:
13-43-6.4. Notwithstanding §§ 13-43-
6.1 to §§ 13-43-6.2 and 13-43-6.3, inclu-
sive, if a teacher's contract is not
renewed due to a reduction in staff, only
written notice is required, which shall be
provided by the school board to the
teacher by April fifteenth.
Section 53. That § 13-43-6.6 be
amended to read as follows:
13-43-6.6. Although a collective bar-
gaining agreement between a district
and its teachers may set forth specific
additional grounds for termination or set
forth provisions as to the procedure or
notice, no agreement may limit the dis-
trict's right to terminate or refuse to
renew the contract of a tenured or non-
tenured teacher for the grounds set forth
in §§ 13-43-6.1 to 13-43-6.3, inclusive.
No agreement may limit the protection
afforded to a teacher under § 13-43-6.5.
Section 54. For purposes of this Act,
the term, school year, means the regular
school term as referenced in § 13-26-2.
Section 55. That § 13-3-73 be re-
pealed.
13-3-73. There is hereby created the
teacher compensation assistance pro-
gram within the Department of Education
to provide funds to school districts for the
purpose of assisting school districts with
teacher compensation. School districts
are eligible to receive funds from the
teacher compensation assistance pro-
gram based on their fall enrollment num-
bers. The department shall provide
four-fifths of the funds for the teacher
compensation assistance program to
each participating school district. The
Board of Education shall promulgate
rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, to create
an oversight board appointed by the sec-
retary of education for approval of appli-
cations as well as guidelines for district
applications based on district instruc-
tional goals, market compensation or
other specific district requirements as
approved by the department. Participa-
tion in the program is discretionary. Dis-
trict applications shall be approved by
the local board of education. The appli-
cations shall be reviewed by the teacher
compensation assistance program over-
sight board and shall be recommended
to the Board of Education for final ap-
proval.
The Legislature shall review the
teacher compensation assistance pro-
gram in 2012 to determine its effective-
ness and to determine whether to
continue the program.
Section 56. That § 13-3-74 be re-
pealed.
13-3-74. The Teacher Compensation
Assistance Program Oversight Board
shall annually monitor the progress of
participating school districts with their
teacher compensation assistance plans,
and submit its findings to the Board of
Education.
Section 57. That § 13-3-74.1 be re-
pealed.
13-3-74.1. There is hereby estab-
lished the Teacher Compensation Assis-
tance Program Advisory Council. The
council shall be under the supervision of
the Department of Education. The
speaker of the House of Representative
shall appoint three members of the
House of Representatives to the council,
including at least one member from each
political party, and the president pro tem-
pore of the Senate shall appoint three
members of the Senate to the council, in-
cluding at least one member from each
political party. The Governor shall ap-
point the remaining members of the
council, including at least one teacher,
one school administrator, and one repre-
sentative of a statewide education or-
ganization.
Section 58. That § 13-3-74.2 be re-
pealed.
13-3-74.2. The council shall examine
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how teacher quality and teacher salaries
in the state can be enhanced, and how
the funds appropriated in fiscal year
2010 and in subsequent fiscal years by
the state for the teacher compensation
assistance program established in § 13-
3-73 can best be utilized to assist in that
effort. The council shall consider a vari-
ety of issues surrounding teachers in-
cluding market compensation, a tiered
licensure system, a system for evaluat-
ing teachers, mentoring and induction
programs for teachers, and continuing
contracts for teachers.
Section 59. That § 13-3-74.3 be re-
pealed.
13-3-74.3. The council shall complete
its work and the secretary of education
shall provide its recommendations to the
Governor and to the Executive Board of
the Legislative Research Council no later
than November 15, 2008.
Section 60. That § 13-3-75 be re-
pealed.
13-3-75. The South Dakota Board of
Education shall promulgate rules pur-
suant to chapter 1-26 establishing the
application process; application time-
lines; the guidelines for district applica-
tions based on school district
instructional goals or market compensa-
tion; and a system to monitor the
progress of participating school districts
with their compensation assistance
plans and to ensure that each participat-
ing school district is complying with the
plan as submitted to the board.
Section 61. That § 13-3-83.1 be re-
pealed.
13-3-83.1. Once all the school districts
with approved applications have re-
ceived their funding pursuant to § 13-3-
73, the Department of Education may set
aside from any funds remaining, a sum
not to exceed one hundred thousand
dollars from the teacher compensation
assistance program appropriation for the
purpose of providing grants to educa-
tional cooperatives and multi-district cen-
ters that employ teachers for public
schools. The South Dakota Board of Ed-
ucation may promulgate rules, pursuant
to chapter 1-26, to establish the granting
process.
Section 62. The following groups
shall, no later than January 15, 2013,
provide a progress report to the Legisla-
ture outlining the work accomplished:
(1) The Critical Teaching Needs
Scholarship Board, established in sec-
tion 2 of this Act;
(2) The Local Teacher Reward Plan
Advisory Council established in section
30 of this Act;
(3) The Local Teacher Reward Plan
Oversight Board established in section
32 of this Act;
(4) The teacher evaluation work
group appointed pursuant to section 40
of this Act; and
(5) The principal evaluation work
group appointed pursuant to section 45
of this Act.
Section 63. Sections 47 to 53, inclu-
sive, of this Act are effective on July 1,
2016.
Section 64. There is hereby estab-
lished the South Dakota Education Re-
form Advisory Council. The council shall
advise upon the implementation of this
Act, and shall examine further education
reform issues including:
(1) The advantages and disadvan-
tages of initiatives designed to provide
for increased compensation for teachers;
(2) Future teaching areas of critical
need, and solutions to recruit, retain, and
train teachers in these critical need
areas; and
(3) Other ideas to improve student
achievement.
The council shall report its initial find-
ings to the Legislature and the Governor
no later than December 1, 2012.
Section 65. The South Dakota Educa-
tion Reform Advisory Council estab-
lished in section 64 of this Act shall
consist of the following members:
(1) Three members of the Senate,
including at least one member of each
political party, appointed by the president
pro tempore of the Senate;
(2) Three members of the House of
Representatives, including a member of
each political party, appointed by the
speaker of the House;
(3) The secretary of the Depart-
ment of Education, who will serve as
chair;
(4) Three superintendents, jointly
appointed by the president pro tempore
of the Senate and the speaker of the
House;
(5) Three principals, one each from
an elementary school, a middle school,
and a high school, jointly appointed by
the president pro tempore of the Senate
and the speaker of the House;
(6) Five teachers, jointly appointed
by the president pro tempore of the Sen-
ate and the speaker of the House;
(7) Three school board members,
jointly appointed by the president pro
tempore of the Senate and the speaker
of the House;
(8) One member of the Board of
Regents, selected by the board;
(9) One representative of the post-
secondary technical institutes, selected
by the presidents of the respective insti-
tutions;
(10) One representative selected
by the School Administrators of South
Dakota;
(11) One representative selected by
the South Dakota Education Association;
and
(12) One representative selected
by the Associated School Boards of
South Dakota.
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HAY: (l36) 20ll round bnIos Wosforn whonf grnss, 5x5 bnIos wIfh sIsnI fwIno,
nvorngo woIghf 955 Ibs.
TRACTOR & £O\IPM£NT: McCormIck MTX l20 fronf whooI nssIsf, frIpIo
hvdrnuIIcs, 540 nnd l000 ITO shnff, 3 pf. l8-4-38 ronr fIros, l4-9!28, wIfh Q l0-
80 Iondor, nIr, honf, rndIo, jov sfIck for Iondor, somI powor shIff l6 forwnrd nnd
l2 rovorso. ThIs frncfor Is In oxcoIIonf condIfIon wIfh onIv l600 hours; John Ðooro
sIdo doIIvorv rnko, ModoI 6?0; II ?000 Vormoor bnIo procossor, Ioss fhnn l0,000
bnIos; John Ðooro 556 round bnIor, Ioss fhnn l0,000 bnIos; 8-bnIo nccumuInfor hnv
hond; 8-bnIo Inrmhnnd bnIo nccumuInfor; Swnrfz l50 food wngon, wood fIoor;
sprnvor on frnnsporf, 8 hp. IrIggs ongIno, l50 gnIIon poIv fnnk; A InfornnfIonnI
frncfor, ongIno sfuck; l993 IInIr 8`x20` goosonock fInf bod frnIIor wIfh fnndom sIn-
gIo nxIos; oId gonornfor on frnnsporf, WIIIvs ongIno; 5-whooI Inrmhnnd rnko; oId
40 hp. oIocfrIc mofor on frnnsporf; (2) l.6 SOH Vofoc ongInos, Hondn, nood ovor-
hnuI; (l) mnnunI frnnsmIssIon; (l) nufomnfIc frnnsmIssIon; (l) l998 Hondn CIvIc,
fwo door, pnrfs cnr; (l) bIg bIock 460 Iord ongIno; (l) four-bnrroI cnrb nnd Infnko;
(l) bIock, noods ovorhnuIod; (l) Worksnvor 3 pf. bnIo unroIIor; (l) l2 ff. grnIn nugor
wIfh oIocfrIc mofor.
IIV£STOCK £O\IPM£NT: l,050 gnIIon nnd 550 gnIIon poIv wnfor fnnks;
shoop scnIo, homomndo; (4) 8 ff. shoop foodors; (l2) l6 ff. Inmb food bunks; mofnI
l500 Ib. pIckup box corn foodor; (4) 8 ff. ovnI shoop fnnks; (l) IrIdo of Inrm shoop
wnforor.
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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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AUCTIONS
LAND AUCTION: 230+/- Acres
Gregory County, Cropland and
Grassland, 12 miles northwest of
Burke, SD, October 26th , 2012.
Call Dakota Properties, Todd
Schuetzle, Auctioneer, 605-280-
3115, www.DakotaProperties.com.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
NOW IS THE chance to buy a well
established & successful business
in the State Capitol of S.D. The
Longbranch is for SALE (serious
inquires only). Call Russell Spaid
605-280-1067.
BUYING GOLD/SILVER
CONVERT YOUR GOLD, silver,
platinum into cash. Top price paid,
24 hr turn around for mail in. SD
owned business. Visit www.mid-
westgold-silver.com for instruc-
tions or call 605 260 4653.
EMPLOYMENT
CHRYSLER CERTIFIED TECHNI-
CIAN needed for Chadron Chrysler
Dodge Jeep Ram in Chadron Ne-
braska. $30.00/hour, relocation
plan, benefits, training, 5-day work
week, great work environment. Je-
remy: 308-432-9004;
jkennedy@hotmail.com.
DEPUTY SHERIFFíS POSITION:
Haakon County. Competitive
wages/excellent benefits. Send
state applications or resumÈ:
Haakon County Sheriff, Box 249,
Philip, SD 57567. Information:
605-859-2741.
FULL-TIME PARKS MAINTE-
NANCE: City of Canton, SD. CDL
& commercial pesticide applicator
license required within 6 months.
Deadline: October 17th. www.city-
ofcantonsd.com or 605-987-2881.
EOE.
MANAGER NEEDED for progres-
sive credit union. Excellent bene-
fits and salary. Resumes only
submitted to Box 69, Gregory, SD
57533. EEOC.
DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION
is taking applictions for full- time
Douglas County Highway Superin-
tendent. Must have valid Class A
Driverís License. Experience in
road/bridge construction/mainte-
nance preferred. For application
contact: Douglas County Auditor
(605) 724-2423.
WANTED: EXPERIENCE APPREN-
TICE or journeyman electrician.
Excellent wages and benefits. LEC
Inc, Gettysburg. Call 800-568-
4324 or send resume to kevin@lo-
ganelectric.biz
LOTS / ACREAGE / LAND
LAKEFRONT BANK LOAN Liquida-
tion $29,900 lake property, 100í
clear water shore; Glacial Lakes re-
gion NE SD. Thousand Lakes Re-
alty of Minnesota. 866-346-7006
www.1000LakesMN.com.
NOTICES
ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS
statewide for only $150.00. Put the
South Dakota Statewide Classi-
fieds Network to work for you
today! (25 words for $150. Each
additional word $5.) Call this
newspaper or 800-658-3697 for
details.
OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
$1500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS! EXP.
OTR Drivers, TBI, 33¢/34¢, $375
mo., health ins., credit, 03¢ safety
bonus, Call Joe for details,
800.456.1024, joe@tbitruck.com.
Ranchers Take Note...
~AB$0LUTE~ REAL E$TATE AUCTI0N
Thur. Nov. 1. 2012 * 4 pm MT
1228+ Deeded Acres PIus 160 Acres BLM
Meade County - East of NeweII and Northeast of Sturgis, SD
Auction held at Bull Creek Café in Union Center, SD
A rare opportunity to attain Iand that has not been grazed for 2 seasons!
·Entire unit is fenced and cross-fenced and has brand new fence on the west
·Watered by Stock Dams, plus Well
·Antelope, Deer, Grouse ·Taxes: $1,126.24 or $0.92 per acre
Appointment to view property must be made through auctioneers.
160 Acres BLM transfer to new owner ~ Mineral Rights transfer
Seller pays all of 2012 real estate taxes ~ 20% down Sale Day, balance in 30 days
Property absoIuteIy seIIs to highest bidder on auction day
without minimum or reserve bid!
More info & photos at www.PiroutekAuction.com or www.ArnesonAuction.com
Owner: Jerry FuneII Auctioneers represent seller.
l|rsa|t| 1at||sa ätrr|tt
Dan Piroutek
605-544-3316
RE Lic. #282
1ratssa 1at||sa ätrr|tt
Lonnie Arneson
(605) 798-2525
RE Lic. #11296
NOTICES
2ND HAND STORE--located
across the street from school in
Newell. Some new and quality
used furniture, misc. household
items. Stop and see us next time
you’re going through. F4-4tc
APARTMENTS AVAILABLE:
Countryside Apartments in
Faith. 1 bedroom, carpeted
throughout. Laundry facilities
available. Handicap accessible.
Rent based on income. For infor-
mation contact: PRO/Rental
Management 1-800-244-2826 or
1-605-347-3077 Equal Opportu-
nity Housing. F5-tfc
PASTURE WATER LINES
with trencher and backhoe, Live-
stock Water Systems. 10 1/2
miles south of Maurine, 605-748-
2473 Merle Vig. F2-tfc
CARD OF THANKS
We would like to thank every-
one for all the cards, well wishes
and gifts for our 50th Anniver-
sary. We also thank our children
for everything they do for us.
Love You All,
Jerry & Patty Austin
ARROW TRANSIT SERVICE
1st Tuesday & 3rd Wednesday
of each month
Trips to Rapid City, Sturgis & communities in between
Fares to Rapid City are $25.00
For information or a brochure call (605) 374-3189
or Call 967-2001 to arrange a ride!
Country Craft!Show
at the Central Meade Co.
Community Center
in Union Center
Saturday, October 20th
For more info., contact:
Debra Harwood
(605) 985-5296
RUMMAGE SALE
CONTINUED
at the
Faith Methodist
Church
Mon., Oct. 15,
7 AM-?
New stuff has arrived

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