Faith Independent, October 23, 2013

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October 23, 2013
Community Gatherings scheduled for South Dakota livestock producers
Ranch families are invited to attend any of three community gatherings in Union Center, Faith and New Underwood for a free meal and information about resources available as they look to rebuild their ranch operations in the wake of the blizzard. Resources and information will be provided by the South Dakota Animal Industry Board, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, South Dakota State University Extension, other federal and state agencies, bank and loan officers, insurance agents, agricultural industry organizations, and mental health professionals. Gatherings will be held at the following dates and times: New Underwood Community Gathering Monday, October 28, 6:00 9:00 pm New Underwood Community Center - New Underwood, SD Union Center Community Gathering Friday, October 25, 6:00 - 9:00 pm Union Center Community Center - Union Center, SD Faith Community Gathering Saturday, October 26, 6:00 9:00 pm Faith Legion Hall - Faith, SD These gatherings are a joint effort by SD Cattlemen's Association, SD Farm Bureau, SD Farmers Union, and SD Stockgrowers Association with the support of other industry groups and local businesses. 
Faith City Council conducts unusually short meeting
By Loretta Passolt
The Faith City Council didn’t have much on their agenda for their October 14th meeting. Members discussed whether they should have the pickup that Jon drove repaired or replaced. The damage was valued at $2800, minus the $500 deductible on it. They thought it might be better to replace it. Members approved putting the money into a savings account earmarked for a replacement utility vehicle. Riley presented the only committee report. The Bar Committee will be meeting later this week, but she had visited with one company about a security system. Council has discussed upgrading the current system. The company needed the size and lighting for the building. She will get back to them and get a rough estimate of the cost. She also said they would like something done to keep water from coming in under the packaged liquor door. Couincil tabled approval of the audit until the next meeting. Resolution #10-14-13-01 for transfer of funds and the 2nd Reading of Ordinance #307 for supplemental appropriations were approved.
Livestock Week ... This was just some of the cattle sold at the sale ring on Monday, October 21st. Sales continued Tuesday and Wednesday. Photo by Loretta Passolt
VA Black Hills Health Care System to offer extended clinic hours
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Black Hills Health Care System (VABHHCS) is now offering Veterans medical appointments two mornings each week and on Saturdays at its Ft. Meade facility. The extended clinic hours are a part of the VABHHCS commitment to provide quality care for eligible Veterans when they want and need care. The Veteran population is continually evolving and their expectations for care evolve with them. Primary and mental health clinic appointments will be available to eligible Veterans on the following days and times. The extended clinic hours are supported by laboratory, x-ray, and pharmacy for Veterans for both scheduled and unscheduled appointments. Veterans should contact the facility to schedule an appointment. The Ft. Meade VA campus is located at 113 Comanche Road, Ft. Meade, SD 57741. Expanded hours are as follows: •Tuesdays, open at 7 a.m. •Thursdays, open at 7 a.m. •Saturdays, open 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-339-6837, Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. to 6 pm.
In this week’s issue
* Obituaries • T-Rex discovered • Casey Tibb Foundation honorees • Student walking pipeline
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Kenneth Donnenwirth
South Dakota Cement Plant, and retired from Farmer's Insurance Group in 1987. In August 2010, Ken and Mae moved to Bellevue, Neb. During his life in Rapid City, Ken was active in the Masonic Lodge, Jobs Daughters, Naja Shrine, Elks, and VFW. Ken is a member of South Maple United Methodist Church. Ken earned his private pilots license and flew his own planes during 1950-1986. Ken passed away from complications with Mesothelioma on Oct. 8, 2013, in Omaha. He is survived by his wife Mae; daughters Joan Carter of Bellevue, Joyce Mehlhaff of Woodland Park, CO, Jacki Daniels of Portland, OR, and Jean Allen of Peoria, IL; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers Buzz Donnenwirth, Robert Donnenwirth, and Lloyd Donnenwirth; and sister, Naomi Irwin. Kirk Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook available at: www.kirkfuneralhome.com In remembrance of Ken, donations can be made to: Honor Flight, Inc., Attn: Diane Gresse 300 E. Auburn Ave. Springfield, OH 45505 or online at: www.honorflight.com.
Charlie Clark
maining close to the end. He was raised on the Clark homestead south of the Grand River and attended White Deer School where his mother taught until 7th grade. 8th grade took the family to Sturgis for a year and then they returned to the Lemmon area where he attended high school. On June 1, 1954, Charlie married his high school sweetheart, Peggy Cazer at Spencer Memorial Church in Lemmon. They lived their first few years on the homestead and then purchased their own ranch from Tom Lyman along the Grand River where they proudly raised cattle and a family. Charles and Peggy celebrated 59 years of marriage together this year. Charlie was a cowboy and a rancher to the core. He loved the land and the animals under his care. An avid cowboy poet and storyteller, he enjoyed sharing memories of the good ole days with family and friends. Some years were lean and he worked off the ranch to keep things afloat. He hauled beets in North Dakota, manure in Nebraska, and was a partner with Gordie Ulmer, Roger Rossow and Len Hofer in Lemmon Livestock from 1991-1995. He and Peggy also managed a hotel in Custer in 1999. Throughout his lifetime he was an active member of his community. He served on the Lemmon School Board from 1974-1978, Grand Valley Township Board, volunteer fire department, FSA Board for nine years until 2008, and had been serving on the Moreau Grand Electric Board for several years at the time of his death. He was a great supporter of the 4-H program acting as a 4-H leader, serving on the Corson County Fair Board and was honored with the Clyde Huber Volunteerism Award in 2012. He was an original member of the Black Horse Saddle Club and in the early 1970’s, while chairman of the 4-H Leader’s Association, he was an instrumental part of a small group of people who organized the first South Dakota State 4-H Rodeo finals. Throughout the 70’s and 80’s, he and Peggy raised Registered Gelbvieh Cattle and Charlie served on the national board of directors of the American Gelbvieh Assocation for six years and as President in 1983. His knowledge was sought as a judge for national shows at Nile, Kansas City and Manitoba. Keeping him in their fondest memories are his wife, Peggy; his children and their spouses, Scot and Kathleen Clark, Sacramento, CA, Clint and Narcel Clark, Morristown, SD, Amy and Dean Hauck, Belle Fourche, SD; his grandchildren, Amber Clark, Taos, NM, Avery (Felice) Clark, Sacramento, CAm Ashley Clark, Sacramento, CAm Courtney (Chance) Uhrig, Bismarck, ND, Garrett Clark and Paige Clark, Morristown, SD; Great Grandchildren, Adriel and Emmett Hanf, Taos, NM, Riley and Hanna Clark, Sacramento, CA; his 2 brothers and 2 sisters-inlaw, Jim and Mavis Clark, Keldron, SD, Jack and Louis Clark, Aberdeen, SD; and 2 sisters and 1 brother-in-law, Avis and John Portney, De Ruyter, NY, and Jean Guhin, Aberdeen, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents,  Avery and Geneveive; and a sister, Mary Lee Hinegardner. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com.
Memorial services for Kenneth Donnenwirth were held Wednesday, Oct. 16, at South Maple United Methodist Church, with Pastor John McKnight Jr. and Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating. Internment, with full military honors followed at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, SD. Kenneth C. Donnenwirth was born Feb. 1, 1923, in Faith, SD. In March 1943, he married Mae Capp in Pierre, SD. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1943, served as a Signalman 3rd class on two Escort Carriers, and was honorably discharged in 1945. After WWII, Ken worked for the Milwaukee and Chicago Northwestern Railways, the
The funeral service for Charlie Clark, age 76, lifelong Keldron rancher, was held Friday, October 18, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lemmon with Pastor John Irwin from the Reformed Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Per Charlie’s wishes, his ashes will be scattered on his beloved ranch along the Grand River. Special music was provided by Carolyn Petik, pianist, Wes Hotchkiss, and Paul Schultes. Serving as casketbearers were Jim Petik, Stuart Schmidt, Pat Clark, Paul Schultes, Mike Gillin, and Clifford Engelhorn. All of Charlie’s friends and neighbors are considered honorary bearers. Charles Roger Clark was called home to Heaven suddenly while working on the ranch that he loved on October 12, 2013. While his family is heartbroken, they feel blessed that Charlie was spared a long decline in health and he died peacefully. Charlie was born November 18, 1936, in Lemmon to Avery and Genevieve (Schmidt) Clark. He was the youngest of their six children. The young family also suffered the loss of Avery when Charlie was only 9 years old so his brothers, sisters and mother were a huge part of his life, re-
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October 23, 2013 • The Faith Independent •
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Medicare Open Enrollment period now open
Recipients urged to review options
The open enrollment period for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans is Oct. 15 - Dec. 7, 2013. “If you or someone you care about has Medicare, make sure you mark your calendars, as Medicare Open Enrollment starts on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7,” said Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary for the South Dakota Department of Social Services. “Medicare recipients should use this opportunity to review their current choices and compare them to coverage that is available for next year to make sure they have a plan that is right for them.” Medicare Advantage is a health plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide Part A and Part B coverage (hospital, skilled nursing, home health, hospice, doctors’ care and other outpatient services). Medicare Part D offers prescription drug coverage for all people with Medicare; the drug coverage includes both brand name and generic drugs. Beginning Oct. 15, trained volunteers from the South Dakota Senior Health Information and Insurance Education Program (SHIINE) will offer free assistance to seniors seeking additional Medicare information. SHIINE volunteers can help seniors compare plans, evaluate their current coverage and fill out paperwork. Seniors taking advantage of the free one-on-one counseling should bring their Medicare card and a current list of medications. The volunteers will use the information to sort through the Medicare Plan Finder and compare coverage options. The Plan Finder can also be accessed from home at www.medicare.gov. For more information on SHIINE or to meet with a volunteer in your community, call 1-800536-8197 or contact your Regional Coordinator: • Eastern South Dakota: Tom Hoy at 605-333-3314 or SHIINE@cfag.org • Central South Dakota: Kathleen Nagle at 605-224-3212 or SHIINE@centralsd.org • Western South Dakota: Debbie Stangle at 605-342-8635 or SHIINE@westriversd.org  The 8th grade girls won the Mobridge Volleyball Tournament … played on Saturday, October 19th. Pictured are back row - Triston Delbridge, Kailyn Groves, Brooke Lemmel, Morgan Sires. Front row - Lenae Haines, Brooklyn Hanson, Mikenzy Miller, Jayden Shoemaker. Photos courtesy of Karri Hanson
Longhorns pull out another win for homecoming night!
By Jami Derglinger and Katie Bogue
Even though the night was freezing cold and the wind was blowing, the boys gave it their all and made a show for us. It was a great game for the younger players to get some experience in playing at the varsity level. The boys didn’t give them an easy time. Leading the team in rushing was Clay Bernstein with 41 yards; Rio Hulm with 429 kicking yards; Dalton Sheridan with 30 passing yards; and Wyatt Schuelke with 12 tackles. Time seemed to fly for the first two quarters, and ended at halftime with a final score of 560. The boys kept the Sioux at their 20 yard line the whole first quarter. All of the starters thought it was a great game for the JV to connect with each other. Sophomore John Gropper said, “It was a practice, quite literally, and I wish it would have been a little warmer.” Other players said that they worked great together as a team, and the coaches agreed.
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Faith High School Rodeo Young Guns competed at SDRA HS Showcase Extravaganza … Pictured are Wylee Nelson, Clay Bernstein, Dalton Sheridan, Tyen Palmer and Jake Foster.
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Faith News
By Loretta Passolt
Our weather has remained on the cool, overcast, windy side for the past week. The earlier part of last week was overcast but we saw quite a bit of sunshine later in the week. We received a little skiff of snow Friday morning, and rain off and on Monday of this week. There was a large gathering of friends and neighbors of the Duane Wood family for Trinity’s memorial service on Saturday. Once again, our condolences on the great loss to this family. Tammy and Jessica Sletten, Sarah Gann, Jayne Jordan, Adam and Kasey Jordan of Minneapolis, Jon and Lynn Wellumson of Williston, ND, Wayne and Karen Sletten and Carl and Amy Engwall of Rapid City attended the wedding of Tommy and Kyra Dornish in Columbus, NE over the weekend. Tommy is the son of Mike and Kari Dornish. Karen also said that Gene Lund is back in his apartment at West Hills Village and is very glad to be back to the good meals! Good News! Keith and Vanden Gaaskjolen stopped by and had a cup of coffee with Garnet Gaaskjolen Monday afternoon. Diana Bottjen and Garnet Gaaskjolen went to Rapid City last Wednesday. Diana had an eye appointment. Karen Sletten and Marge Hoffman picked Garnet up and they went for coffee and later to the Sletten home for a nice visit with Wayne. Betty Walker and Garnet Gaaskjolen attended the Singspiration at the Coal Springs Community Church last Sunday evening. Melissa came home from North Dakota last Thursday and spent a couple days with us. She attended the memorial service for her classmate Trinity Wood on Saturday. She left after lunch and drove to Spearfish to see their new nephew before heading back north. After working at the Catholic Church lunch concessions at the sale barn on Monday, Eldora Fischbach drove to Rapid City to spend the rest of the week. She had a couple appointments and a quilt class to teach. The football team had their first loss of the season last Friday night against the Lemmon/McIntosh team. They will be hosting Timber Lake this Friday night and the first round of playoffs will be next Tuesday night. The State Cross Country Meet is at Rapid City this Saturday. Unfortunately none of our team members qualified for the meet, but are to be commended on a great season. Senior, Brooke Enright missed qualifying by only three places. The volleyball girls traveled to Timber Lake this past Tuesday night. They will be hosting Newell next Monday night, which will also be Parents Night. Keep those prayers going for all our western South Dakota ranchers.
Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden
Our fall season seems to be skimming by us very fast as the cooler temperatures are settling in and the wind is working hard to get rid of the leaves on our trees. There were approximately 700 in attendance on Thursday night at the Central Meade County Community Center in Union Center. The Sturgis businesses showed their compassion and generosity by putting on a steak supper for all area ranchers. The event garnered the presence of Governor Dennis Daugaard, who said a few remarks. Folks were able to share stories and have fellowship during this difficult aftermath of storm Atlas. Comments on the food were all good Ranch families who are livestock producers are invited to attend any of three community gatherings in Union Center, Faith and New Underwood for a free meal and information about resources available as they look to rebuild their ranch operations in the wake of the blizzard. Resources and information will be provided by the South Dakota Animal Industry Board, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, South Dakota State University Extension, other federal and state agencies, bank and loan officers, insurance agents, agricultural industry organizations, and mental health professionals. *The Union Center Community Gathering is scheduled for Friday, October 25, 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the CMC Community Center * Faith Community Gathering is on Saturday, October 26, 6:00 9:00 pm Faith Legion Hall *New Underwood Community Gathering is Monday, October 28, 6:00 - 9:0 0 pm at the New Underwood Community Center These gatherings are a joint effort by SD Cattlemen's Association, SD Farm Bureau, SD Farmers Union, and SD Stockgrowers Association with the support of other industry groups and local businesses. Soldiers of the Cross will begin this week at 3:00 pm for area youth ages 5 and up. This is a non-denominational gathering of youth for basic Bible teachings that include Bible Truths, game time, snack time, and class time where they can apply the teachings to every day life. All children are welcome. Larry and Sandy Rhoden, along with Wes and Sue Labrier, Kathryn Spring, Lorie Hausmann and Gary and Amy Cammack enjoyed the STAND Banquet in Rapid City on Tuesday night. Stan and Chris Anders were in attendance, as well as they were guests at Steve Anders' table. Jim Daly, with Focus On The Family, was the main speaker after the dinner. This event was hosted by Family Heritage Alliance. Larry Rhoden and a few from the area spent Saturday morning in Wall for the West River Electric Annual Meeting. Besides visiting with some good folks, Larry came home with a door prize of a food processor. James Ingalls and his new bride, Tashonna Ingalls, were in attendance at church in Union Center and introduced as such. Also mentioned was that names are being submitted for those in the community who were hit hard by the storm. There are a number of entities who are wishing to
help through different kinds of venues. One may contact Gary Cammack or Ann Shaw with names of folks who were devastated heavily from cattle loss. Sylvia Rhoden headed north to Minnesota to be with her mother, Ruth Lerud. Ruth has suffered from some medical issues so please keep her in your prayers. I attended the funeral services for Margaret Schnell in Madison & Ramona, SD on Wednesday night and Thursday. Margaret was the mother of Leo Schnell. She was a bright  light in many lives and will be dearly missed. Condolences go out to Leo and Deb Schnell and family of Sturgis,  as well as Mike and Beth Schnell and family of Black Hawk, SD. There will be a 65th wedding anniversary celebration this Saturday, October 26th for Vern and Rosalie Simons. It will be at the Sturgis Vet’s Club. The band will start at 6:30 for a very informal get-together. The aftermath of the storm is still keeping ranchers busy. A dilemma for many at this time is getting cattle out of the water sources, dams and creeks. It is still difficult to speak about the hundreds of cattle & horses that were lost in the vicious storm they call Atlas. One never knows why such things happen. However, we may one day look back on this time and remember more about what neighbors did for neighbors, how other communities reached out to ours, and how those from all over the country prayed for and did whatever they could for our west river ranchers. We are blessed to live in a wonderful community in the great state of South Dakota, and still today, the greatest nation on earth. God Bless South Dakota ranchers.
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Student walking pipeline from Texas to Canada
Worth, TX but lives in Seattle, WA now and is attending college in California. She left Direct, TX on June 4th to begin her journey of the pipeline route. Rebecca has been through a variety of weather. She carries a tent with her but hasn’t had to sleep in it very often. People have been very generous in welcoming her into their home. She said she has met some very nice folks along the way. Rebecca averages between 1520 miles a day. She has walked 960 miles and has about 400 more to go, expecting to reach Saskatchewan early November. She will be heading into Montana soon. Hopefully she has nice weather to complete her walk. Rebecca spent a couple days at Dwayne and Zona Vig’s home. Rebecca attended the sale at Faith Livestock with Zona on Monday. This was her first time at a sale ring. She also enjoyed an airplane ride with Dwayne to view the prairie and got to see some buffalo. You can check out her website for photos, stories of people she’s met, etc. at thislandwasyourland.com
Rebecca Rodriguez is walking her way from Direct, TX to Saskatchewan, Canada following the TransCanada pipeline route. Ms Rodriguez is working on her thesis for college which includes a film documentary of her journey. Rebecca is originally from Ft.
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October 23, 2013 • The Faith Independent •
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Opal Area News
By Kay Ingalls
Another busy week of storm recovery has taken a lot of the ranchers that suffered losses time. Gathering the dead is the biggest job and lots of fence repairs to be made yet.  We will keep moving on and counting blessings. Good to see water in the dams and grass for livestock to eat. So thankful the temperatures stayed warm enough to melt the snow before the actual winter snows come.  Heard the cranes migrating so winter is getting closer. I was thinking the other day about the two big disasters that have hit Meade County ranchers this year. One man made the other divine power made.  This one hurt, but I feel the other one will have a longer term and harder hit in the long run. If you haven't guessed the one, it was the horrible thing our county and state did to us with the land valuation increases. The combination of the two may drive a lot of ranchers out of business. I don't know if your place was visited by "officials" from the assessor office or not but ours was. They promptly noticed we tinned the roof of our over 40 year old shingled house and garage. Maybe it will save the roofs to service us our lifetime, but oh, how we improved the "value" of our property. Yep, tax them some more. For years while those shingles depreciated I don't understand why the value of the buildings weren't lowered so our taxes could slip down a little bit.  Huh? Huh? Jumping off my soap box and so thankful we can put our trust in the Lord to carry us on. Always hope when you have the Lord on your side and in your heart. OJ Heidler was over to JT Vig's on Monday to help get the fire truck winterized. Wednesday, I went to Rapid City to keep an appointment and do some shopping.  Bernice Lemmel said they went to Sturgis one day this week  for 4-wheeler tires.  That mode of transportation was the best way to get around pastures this week. Ronny and Rorey Lemmel have both spent some days helping out at the Lemmel ranch. Carmen Heidler went to Faith on Wednesday to help Dorothy Heidler with a few things. Thursday night, Dwayne and Zona Vig were some of the many ranchers that attended the supper at Union Center provided by businesses from the Sturgis area. She reported a huge crowd, a delicious meal and great visiting with neighbors. On the way home they stopped and checked a well at the Stoneville place. Marlin and Ethel Ingalls joined other family in Sturgis on Friday on business. Dwayne and Zona Vig drove to Sturgis for History at High Noon at the Sturgis Library on Friday.  Zona presented a history story concerning the Opal area and we thank her for representing our community.  Many friends came for the presentation.  Keith and Sue Keffeler of Sturgis, Chandelle, Landan and Zamia Brink from Box Elder and Harv and Harriet Svec from White joined them for lunch. Landan went home with Dwayne flew the airplane that had been in the shop and Zona drove home stopping at JT, Kelsey and Brixie's to drop off some groceries. Rod, Tracy and Justin Ingalls went to  Rapid City on Friday. They hauled three of our Honda Horses down to the repair shop, Rod and Tracy had appointments for repairs as Rod had a little 4-wheeler mishap, thus the reason his horse went as well as himself, and Tracy still having allergy issues.  Justin had an eye exam and needed new glasses and Tracy's much used laundry appliances had issues.  Washer had died and dryer was taking forever to dry anything so they had to replace them. Two of the Honda's were able to come back home so was a big day in town for them. Many of the friends and neighbors of the Wood family attended the memorial service held in Faith on Saturday forenoon for their daughter Trinity who passed away after a long battle with cancer. Nice tribute to her and good visits and lunch  with well wishers.  Our condolences once again go to that family. Sunday, Josh Jones came home from services with Dwayne and Zona Vig for dinner and spent the afternoon with Landan Brink, the three wheeler and motorcycle.  Barry Vig brought Rebecca Rodriquez from Washington State who is walking from Texas to Canada doing her thesis on the TransCanada Pipeline.  She started on June 1. They stayed for coffee and Morgan Vig had stopped to get the trailer ready for Monday so he stayed for supper and a visit, also. Dwayne and Landan took Josh to meet his dad at Maurine. Later, Lyle Weiss stopped to visit with Rebecca about the pipeline project. Rebecca planned to spend another day before journeying on. Rod, Howard and Jason Ingalls took the back hoe and joined Ryan Vig at the Vansickel ranch on Sunday afternoon to get some dead livestock out of the dam.
Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
I think this is probably the strangest fall on record in South Dakota. We have gone from huge snowdrifts and dead livestock to bare ground, running water and green grass. The Cheyenne and Belle Fourche River have both been out of their banks and I would guess the Moreau was too. On the farmer side of things, we are still waiting for the ground to dry enough so the guys can get into the field and harvest what is left. Many folks don’t move their hay bales out of the fields until fall because one lightning strike can set the entire hay yard afire. Now it is too muddy to get into some fields. So the bales wait. Our linemen have made gargantuan efforts to get every place up and running again and we thank them and their families. Many people have just received electrical power after being out 15 or more days. I have not seen one riot or mass protest rally. Has anyone heard of FEMA sending trailers and help? Any places set up to get warm food? I kind of doubt it. No, guys we’re too damn nice and dependable. We know how to handle things like this and we do. We are generally prepared. I wish other parts of the country would notice and learn how to act. Our parents taught us to be responsible and deal with it, use what you have and help your neighbor. Perhaps the most important thing we were taught was to get off our dead butts and do something without whining and expecting someone to save us. I am so proud to be South Dakota born and bred. Thank you to all the wonderful people who live here. God Bless each and every one of you.    There is much talk about ObamaCare and its pros and cons. The following is something Laurel Schultes shared with me and I asked if I might pass it along. Paul (Schultes) picked up a copy of the Western Ag Reporter that is printed in Billings, Montana and in the letters to editor there was a lady from Burns, Oregon that wrote about how her health insurance company wrote her a letter on how her policy will change on January 1st due to the "affordable care act" This was in the September 26th issue of the Western Livestock Reporter, page 2, letter to the editor: Her premium will go from $130 to $670 for her and her 3 children, if she adds her husband it would be $940 per month. Then her coverage goes DOWN. The co-pays have increased nearly 100%, the $35 office visit co-pay will be $65 and the co-insurance goes from a 7030 to 50-50 with a $6350.00 deductible and $10,000.00 out of pocket limit, which means-if she has a $30,000.00 medical bill, between her premiums, deductible and the 50-50 share she will end up paying $24,390 in one year. Or she can go to CoverOregon and get the government to pay for it, which she says should read "Collapse Oregon" instead. Then the burden goes on the shoulders of her neighbors, family, and friends. I have heard many stories already from people hearing from insurance companies. Intertesting. Each of us has to make up our own mind so please share what you have if you’d care to. I received the following e-mail from Deanna Fischbach, Faith High School History teacher and Student Council Advisor. I am writing regarding your article in the Faith Independent this week.  In your "Marcus News" section you indicated that you hoped that the Faith School District had not "dropped the ball" in regards to getting eligible young people registered to vote. I don't know what happened in the interim between Mrs. Fernau and myself, but I do have my Government students register to vote. I not only provide registra-
tion forms for voting, but I mail the completed forms in for them. I also provide Selective Service forms for the young men in my classroom. The only thing I cannot accomplish is physically making them go to the polling places and vote. Deanna, thank you for being a caring teacher who obviously goes above and beyond her required job duties. I am so glad to hear that this is happening in Faith. I know Deanna has not been here long and sometimes in the changing of the guard some duties are accidently dropped. I apologize if I offended Deanna and again would like to say thank you. As we were driving this past week, we were noticing all the little dams in the area and how full of water every one is. One of the ones we noticed was the dam just north of the Barrada School, east of Marcus. Harold wondered who built it and when? His mother, Phyllis and my parents, Irvin and Marian attended grade school there. We did not recall anyone ever mentioning anything about the dam being built and agreed it seemed to us that it had always been there. Can anyone recall any of those facts? I am also guessing that it was built with a team of horses and a slip or fresno. Any ideas? E-mail: vickywaterland@hotmail.com or call 985-5318.
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Meland wins state Spirit of CFEL Award
Club and was the chairwoman when the club disbanded after more than 65 years as an organization. She won ribbons for her baked breads, pies and cakes, jellies and garden produce at area fairs and she was well-known for her home-cooked meals and pies! Her home on the ranch was a welcoming place, as is her apartment in Bison. She always has the coffee pot ready and a table laden with goodies. She treasures each and every friendship. She truly loves to visit and enjoys the experience of meeting new people. To Edith, a stranger is simply a friend whom she has not yet met! Edith Carol Fuller was born on Christmas Day, 1919 on a farm five miles southwest of Dupree. She grew up at Red Elm – a little spot on the map between Dupree and Faith, South Dakota. Her mother was a homemaker who cared for her husband, a railroad man, and their five children. Edith, the youngest, completed the eighth grade in Red Elm and graduated from Dupree High School. She married Barney Meland in Mobridge one day after her 20th birthday. His parents were the wedding attendants. The Melands raised three children: Judy, Ted and Joyce. Sadly, Barney, Ted and Judy are all deceased. Through all of the adversity, she has remained resilient and strong. She lives alone in her apartment and enjoys traveling with her daughter Joyce to visit her eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Her life is easier now than it was when, as a ranch wife and mother, she rode horseback, worked cattle, cared for livestock, gardened, canned, baked and worked in the fields, driving a tractor and other farm machinery. She’s been though cancer treatments, bucked off horses and bitten by a rattlesnake! Now she’s content to stay in her apartment, except for an occasional outing. She still drives her own car to hair appointments and for groceries! She’s an avid reader, subscribing to The Rapid City Journal and every small town weekly newspaper within a 100-mile radius! Stop by to see her. The coffee pot is always on! Meland’s nomination was proudly submitted by her fellow club members at Town and Country CFEL: Aletha Adcock, Teddi Carlson, Mary Lee Drake, May Ellen Fried, Carolyn Hendricks, Margie Hershey, Linda Howey, Beth Hulm, Bernice Kari, Vera Kraemer, Diana Landis, Vi Leonard, Betty Ann Tufty, Joyce Waddell and Sara Weishaar.
Jay Sternad shot this elk during bow season. He shot twice to bring him down. The elk was around 70 pounds and Jay had to hike 5 miles. Jay is a nephew of Tom and Carol Sternad. Photo Courtesy of Tom Sternad
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Open House The First National Bank in Philip is inviting everyone to an open house for its branch, The First National Bank in Faith, on Monday, October 28th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to meet the Board of Directors and Senior Management of the Bank. The open house will be held in the conference room at the Faith Branch. Refreshments will be served
Edith Meland, Bison, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious statewide Spirit of CFEL award. The state organization for Community and Family Extension Leaders met in Huron last weekend for their annual convention. It was during that time that Meland was honored with the award. Four years ago, in 2009, Edith received a 70-year pin during the annual State Convention. She has not only been a member for a very long time but she has been an active member, and, at the advanced age of 93, she continues to attend regular club meetings and activities. This past year, for example, she attended and helped host a “Community Coffee Break” in Bison, sponsored by Town and Country CFEL, her local club. She attended the Spring Council and the Area I meeting, held in Bison on April 27 where she visited with state president Cheryl Kleppin. She has attended a several state conventions in recent years. Meland arrived late in life to the Town and Country Club. She was approaching her 88th birthday when she moved into the Homestead Heights complex in
Bison, during the fall of 2007, to be nearer her daughter, Joyce Waddell, a 40+ year member of the same club. Prior to that, Meland belonged to the Cloverleaf Extension Club in Dupree, in Ziebach County, South Dakota. It was shortly after her marriage to Barney Meland, on December 26, 1939, when she moved to the farm/ranch on the Moreau River, about 15 ½ miles from Dupree, that her neighbor Cora Anderson invited her to be a guest at a Cloverleaf meeting in Dupree. She not only accepted the guest invitation but became a member in April, 1940. As a young bride, Edith had many things to learn and the lessons that she partook of during her Extension club meetings were beneficial. She remembers cooking lessons as well as sewing, gardening and canning demonstrations. She also learned about taking care of a husband and children and about estates and wills. She and the other club ladies were an integral part of their community. They sponsored 4-H events, helped at rodeos, served funeral lunches and cared for the sick and elderly. Meland held several offices in the Cloverleaf
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Longhorns suffer first loss of season
By Shali Sheridan and Kianna Fisher
At seven o’clock on Friday night, Gereth Bushong was not long out of knee surgery, but football wasn’t far off his mind. The former starting quarterback for Faith had just undergone ACL, MCL, and meniscus repairment surgery and was beginning his long road to recovery. The Longhorns, on the other hand, were facing the Lemmon/McIntosh Cowboys in Lemmon for a cold, windy conference game. Things just didn’t start well for the Longhorns, and once you start out on the wrong foot, it’s hard to get back on track. Faith turned the ball over 5 times in 48 minutes of regulation, 3 coming in the first half. At the half it was 14-0 in Lemmon’s favor. At the start of the second half it was looking better for the Longhorns, but not for long. Tyler Hohenberger scored the Longhorns’ only touchdown on a short pass from Dalton Sheridan to end the third quarter.
The final score was 28-6, giving Faith its first loss of the season. When asked for his thoughts on the game, Assistant Coach Travis Grueb said, “When you don’t get mentally prepared to play football, you get your butts kicked.” Perhaps he’s right, but if there’s one thing you can put your money on, it’s that Faith will be mentally prepared for every game from now until the season’s end. The last regular season game of the year is this Thursday against the Timber Lake Panthers. Make sure to be there and show your support so the boys can end their season on the right note!
Longhorns take on the Braves
Last Thursday, October 17th, the Lady Longhorns took on the Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Braves. The senior girls showed great leadership and led their team to a victory. The scores in the sets were 21-25, 25-18, 25-14, and 2624. Leading the kills and serves was Shanna Selby. Leading the receives, assisted blocks, and digs was Maddy Vance. Teagan Engel led the blocks, and Karli Kilby led the sets and assists and was also named player of the game. She consistently provided senior leadership for the team and always maintained a positive attitude. The JV also won their game,
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win. I think this is the game we’ve been waiting for to turn our season around.” Coach Ali Grueb shared her thoughts on the game, “We started this match off on a shaky foot but gathered ourselves for the remaining sets and played pretty well. Even though we still struggled with our serving and gave them quite a few free balls we were able to improve other aspects of our game that helped us pull out a win.” The girls play Timber Lake on Tuesday, the 22nd and Gettysburg on the 25th and would like to see everyone there cheering them on!
Longhorn senior, Brooke Enright, placed 26th at the regional meet. Photo Courtesy of Marlene Gustafson
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winning two of the three sets with scores of 14-25, 25-14, and 16-14.. The leading scorer was Kassidy Inghram with 8 points and 3 aces. The C game was also won by the Longhorns with scores of 25-19 and 25-18. The junior high started the long night of action with the 8th grade winning with set scores of 25-14 and 25-13 and the 7th grade losing with set scores of 2527 and 18-25. Sophomore Teagan Engel says, “We played a lot better as a team but struggled with our serves, which made it harder for us to stay with the other team. In the end though, we still pulled out the
Region Cross Country Meet
The 2013 Region 5B Cross Country Meet was held on October 16 at Lake Wagonner Golf Course near Philip. 15 schools were represented at this meet. The Faith Longhorn varsity girls’ team placed sixth and the varsity boys’ were eighth. In the varsity girls 4,000 meter race Shayna Engel once
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again led the Longhorns. Shayna placed 23rd with the time of 18:53. Lenae Haines, a 7th grader, placed 24th with 19:00 and Brooke Enright was 26th with 19:13. In the varsity boys 5,000 meter race Jacob Ulrich was 29th with the time of 22:41. James Ulrich placed 37th with 27:35 and Mark Smith was 38th with 30:08. Jerin Halligan ran 4,000 meters in the junior varsity race and placed 10th with the time of 22:30. The grade school run of 1,000 meters had Treyton Bushong placing third, Ryan Hohenberger placing seventh, Jackson Schauer placing ninth, and Tyson Selby placing fifteenth. Running lots of miles in practice and meets, traveling to meets, seeing old friends, making new friends, cheering on teammates and friends, and a lot of determination to never give up combined to make the 2013 Cross Country season. Brooke Enright, a senior, will be missed next year. The team looks forward to a bright and faster season in 2014.
Jacob Ulrich, a sophomore, led the Longhorns at Regionals. Photo courtesy of Marlene Gustafson
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South Dakota blizzards
The dry summer leading up to the disastrous winter of 1888 brought thousands of cattle to West River. Cattle were trailed in from Wyoming, Montana and other areas of Dakota Territory. The summer proceeding the winter of 1888 was a dry one which increased the hardships of southern cattle struggling with their first Dakota winter. They entered the winter in poor condition and died like flies. Severe winters had been seen many times in West River but none with such an enormous loss as the one of 1888. The cattle that did not perish in draws or die from starvation drifted far from their home territory. The spring round-up of that year was the most unique in the annuals of West River. It covered more territory, employed more riders, more saddle horses, more wagons, and covered more square miles for the number of cattle gathered than any in the history of the business. A scant 3,000 head of cattle were found alive. Historically during this round-up more than 100,000 head of cattle might be gathered. This area included the entire north-western part of Dakota Territory. May 4, 1905 began as a typical spring day, with a pleasant rain in the fore-noon. James Braddock, who lived on the south side of the Cheyenne River, in present day Haakon County, was making plans for preparing his haying equipment when some of his neighbors rode in. One of them asked, “What are you planning on feeding that hay to?” Around noon the rain turned to snow, and one of the bestknown blizzards took place. Braddock and his hired man rode out; lakebeds, draws, creeks, and dams were filled with dead cattle and horses. He lost 1,400 head of three-year-old steers. That fall he found 88 steers and shipped them to Chicago. He stopped in Ft. Pierre on his return trip and gave the check to his banker. Braddock told his banker, “All I have left is four cows, six horses, and a thousand ton of hay.” The banker replied, “As long as you have a checkbook you should go to Texas and buy some cattle to eat that hay.” Braddock took the
By Ruby Gabriel
train to Texas and had purchased thirteen train loads of cattle, each train between 12 and 15 cars, when he received a wire from the banker that he better cut the buying trip short and come home. Corbin Morse lost 11,000 head of fat steers, worth $500,000, which drifted over the Badlands wall, in this same storm. October 3, 2013 began with a heavy rain – shortly after dinner the temperature dropped, snow began to fall and the wind grew strong. Livestock were troubled! Cows and calves were in search of each other, but couldn’t find their way. As blizzard conditions enhanced; cattle in search of safety, became tangled in barb-wire fence, suffocated in the snow drifts, drown from drifting into dams, or froze to death – they were chilled from the earlier rain. Thousands of cattle mark the West River roads and pastures with this loss! A few days ago, I heard two men visiting about this storm one of them said to the other, “Yes, I lost a few head of cattle, but I can do it again. God helped me the first time.”
Casey Tibbs Foundation announces six honorees for Tribute Dinner
Honorees from across the state will be recognized at the Annual Casey Tibbs Foundation Tribute Dinner to be held on Saturday, November 2nd at the Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre. This years’ honorees include: Jessica Painter Holmes of Buffalo, as “Rodeo Cowgirl Great” who has won state, regional and national awards at every level of rodeo competition in the high school, college, amateur and professional levels; Casey Gates, of Miller as “Rodeo Cowboy Great” who won the NIRA bull riding championship in 1990 and is the only South Dakotan to qualify for the PBR finals finishing in the top 10 twice; Harold Heinert, of Parmelee, as “Past Rodeo Great” who competed in the college level finals in the SDRA, PRCA, GPIRA and INFR. He excelled in bareback riding until his life was tragically cut short by cancer at the young age of 35; Harold Delbridge, of Red Owl, as “Rodeo Promoter” who as a pastor has touched countless lives. An announcer for years at high school, 4-H and SDRA, he was the “voice of rodeo.” Walter and Marian Klein Ranch, of Hartford, as “Ranch Cowboy Family” who owned the original tree claim or “timber cultural certificate” of Marian’s family. The fifth generation original farm and ranch land has been in the family for nearly 125 years. Sutton Rodeo’s Chuckulator, of Onida, as “Rodeo Animal Athlete” who was the first horse to win both Bareback and Saddle Bronc Badlands Circuit Finals awards in the same year (2001). He was the voted the top bronc in 2012 by the NFR. Now in its’ 24th year, the Tribute Dinner is an opportunity for friends and families in the ranching and rodeo communities to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of South Dakota cowboys, cowgirls, families and animals. Their photos and biographies are added to the “Wall of Fame” each year, located in the Rodeo Center. Dinner tickets can be purchased by phone or by visiting the Rodeo Center. Advance purchase required and seating is limited to 250. Contact the Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Center at 605-494-1094 for ticket information or at www.caseytibbs.com Acronym Key: National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) National Finals Rodeo (NFR) South Dakota Rodeo Association (SDRA) Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Great Plains Indian Rodeo Association (GPIRA) Indian National Finals Rodeo (INFR)
‘Horns beat Irrigators
By Jami Derglinger and Katie Bogue
The Longhorns football team faced off against the Newell Irrigators Tuesday night, October 8th after being postponed because of the blizzard. The field was a little wet and muddy, but that didn’t stop our exceptional team from continuing on with their undefeated season. Everyone thought that it would be a bittersweet win for junior Tyler Hohenberger, but he seemed to be taking it all in, leading the receptions with 94 yards. He played a great game and definitely showed Newell what they’re missing. Another couple players that stood out were Clay Bernstein and Rio Hulm, which is no surprise to anyone at all. Rio kicked for 348 yards and Clay lead the team in rushing, returns, and tackles. It seemed like the varsity didn’t get to play much, but it was just as fun watching the younger boys connect with each other. Tristen Rhoden threw a late touchdown pass to Cole Trainor to end the game, 50-0. Trainor says, “It was a good pass and our JV played really well.” The coaches didn’t have too much to complain about except for the slow start in the beginning of the game, but they stepped it up and got the victory.
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Longhorns pull out with a win!
By Katie Bogue and Jami Derflinger
The Lady Longhorns made the 22 mile trip to Dupree on Tuesday, October 15th for a volleyball game. The JV and the Varsity both won their games. The scores of the varsity game were 25-16, 25-21, 19-25, and 2521. “We started out really strong and then just a few too many basic fundamental mistakes in the third set to take it to 4. The girls’ positive thinking stayed with them for the most part throughout the match and we didn’t let anyone go on big serving streaks on us like we have in the previous games,” coach Ali Grueb. Even though she wasn’t 100% satisfied, the Lady Longhorns still played a great game. Sophomore, Katie Bogue said, “I thought we played a lot better than we have been. We worked as a team, but had a few mistakes that we need to work on.” Even though the win was a complete team effort, the player that stood out was Shanna Selby. She led the kills and assists. Michaelah Martin also had a great game, leading the serves, digs, and receives and Maddy Vance led the blocks.
Shayna Engel, a junior, placed 23rd at Regionals. Photo courtesy of Marlene Gustafson
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Bankers: Now is time to end special tax breaks
News conferences on issue slated in Sioux Falls, Pierre and Rapid City
Special tax breaks granted to credit unions and the Farm Credit System have outlived their purpose and should be eliminated by Congress, according to the South Dakota Bankers Association. “These archaic tax subsidies no longer make any sense. Every wage-earner, every small business owner, and every bank in South Dakota is forced to pay more in federal, state and local taxes so that multibillion-dollar credit union and Farm Credit institutions can pay less,” says Curtis Everson, president of the South Dakota Bankers Association, or SDBA. “It’s time for credit unions and the Farm Credit System to pay their fair share.” Special tax and regulatory breaks have been granted to credit unions and Farm Credit offices for decades, giving them an unjustified advantage in the marketplace, bankers contend. Kevin Tetzlaff, who chairs the SDBA Board of Directors, points out that South Dakota banks pay federal income tax, South Dakota bank franchise tax, and state and local sales taxes. “Credit unions pay no federal income tax, no state bank franchise tax, and no state or local sales taxes,” says Tetzlaff, a Brookings bank executive. “The Farm Credit System pays very little in federal income tax or state bank franchise tax. These outdated exemptions mean lost revenue for local government programs, such as K-12 education here in South Dakota.” Members of the SDBA have launched a public campaign to help increase awareness of these tax inequities and to draw attention to lost local revenue opportunities resulting from archaic pieces of the federal tax code. Their goal is to help convince Congress to remove outdated and costly tax exemptions that credit unions and Farm Service offices have enjoyed for generations. South Dakota bank leaders will address the issue at a series of news conferences to be held Oct. 16-17 in three South Dakota cities. Here is the schedule: 10 a.m. (Central Time) on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at First Bank & Trust, 110 N. Minnesota Ave., in Sioux Falls. 11 a.m. (Central Time) on Thursday, Oct. 17 in the SDBA Building, 109 W. Missouri Ave., in Pierre. 3 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Thursday, Oct. 17 at Dacotah Bank, 125 Main St., in Rapid City. In addition to creating an inequitable tax system, favorable treatment given to credit unions and Farm Credit offices threatens the long-term economic foundation of communities in South Dakota, particularly in small towns in rural areas, bankers say. Banks are business cornerstones in many South Dakota communities. In some rural towns, competition from lightly regulated Farm Credit offices, which are money-making extensions of the federal government, pose a particular threat. The Farm Credit System has no structural presence in some of the rural areas in which it does business. Mobile representatives work from cars to generate revenue for regional centers, bankers point out. Banks, on the other hand, typically contribute heavily to the building infrastructure of their communities. Bank leaders believe that the time for change is past due. With tax reform emerging as a possible issue in Congress, now is a good time to talk about taxation inequities in financial services. Today’s Farm Credit System has largely abandoned the mission for which it was given tax preferences in the first place, Everson and Tetzlaff say. The system was created by Congress in 1916 to provide needed credit to young, small and beginning farmers and ranchers, a role that today’s taxpaying community and commercial banks fill. Meanwhile, tax exemptions that date back to 1937 have helped large credit unions outgrow their original role as member-owned financial cooperatives that conveniently served small, well-defined niche groups of lower-income people. “Congress never intended to allow large, complex credit unions to operate as tax-exempt banks, but that is what they have become,” Everson says. “Today’s credit union industry is dominated by large, community-chartered credit unions that are focused on serving everyone in a community, especially those with higher incomes,” he says. The price of tax inequity in the financial sector is high. Exemptions enjoyed by credit unions and Farm Credit institutions cost the federal treasury $3.4 billion a year and the South Dakota treasury $1.3 million a year. In addition, schools, cities, towns, townships and counties in South Dakota lose $3.7 million a year. South Dakotans can help correct injustices in taxation by encouraging members of Congress to take action. For more information, contact your local banker. About the South Dakota Bankers Association The SDBA, which has an office in Pierre, is the professional and trade association for South Dakota's financial-services industry. It was established in 1884. Today, its mission is to help provide banks the opportunity to be the preeminent providers of financial services in the state. For more information about the SDBA, see: http://sdba.com.
T-Rex discovery announced
By Isabel Dakotan Staff
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The new discovery of Tyrannosaurus Rex bones buried for millions of years in the Hell Creek Formation north of Faith has the potential to be one of the greatest T-Rex finds of all time based on what has been excavated from the site in less than two months. Located in the gumbo banks on the side of a small butte on the Darwin and Patty Hauser ranch, the discovery site may hold the most complete T-Rex skeleton ever found anywhere in the world. It was found recently by Jared Hudson, longtime paleontologist and owner of In the Beginning Fossils Inc. in Custer, and excavation began in early August. The bones have been confirmed to be that of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, considered the king of all dinosaurs when it roamed the earth more than 60-million years ago. According to Neal Larson, owner of Larson Paleontology Unlimited in Hill City and veteran of eight T-Rex digs around the world, Hudson’s discovery could rival that of “Sue,” the nickname given to the word’s largest, bestpreserved and most sought-after T-Rex, found about 10 miles from the Hauser ranch 23 years ago. “Just like Sue, this is a major find … it’s amazing,” said Larson. “From what’s been excavated and everything else we’re seeing, this T-Rex could be one of the top three ever located, if not the best.” A DINOSAUR NAMED DARWIN With the Hell Creek Formation’s propensity for giving up prehistoric dinosaur bones in mind, Jared Hudson began exploring the Hauser ranch around the time Sue was discovered, when in his teenage years he visited the Hausers and asked permission to search the vast acreage for fossils. He’s been back every year since, and his relationship with the couple is so strong that they consider Hudson a part of their family. Two years ago, Hudson learned of part of the Hauser ranch that he had not searched yet. When he did, he eventually
stumbled upon what turned out to be T-Rex pelvic bones protruding from the ground. That led to further excavation and the discovery of a large collection of more bones embedded in the side of a butte. The mutual respect and affection between Hudson and the Hausers came through when Hudson, as the person who discovered the location, chose the name for the dinosaur. He says he thought about naming it after a family member, but chose “Darwin” in part because of the kindness Darwin and Patty have shown him over the years. “Knowing the wonderful people they are and what this could mean to them, I wanted to honor them in some way.” THE HOLY GRAIL Rick Van Ness, president of the South Dakota Museum of Natural History, described the significance of Hudson’s discovery as “huge.” “In terms of paleontology, a Tyrannosaurus Rex like this is the Holy Grail. Every paleontologist wants to find one because nothing truly represents dinosaurs more than the T-Rex. I mean, when you think about it, there aren’t very many of these skeletons out there. There’s literally only a handful, so in terms of scientific discovery and preservation, this is about as good as it gets.” Most of the fossilized bones excavated from the site were compacted into the earth 10 to 12 feet below the surface. According to Hudson, a wash came through the area and scattered bones across the hillside. After meticulously clearing top layers of soil, the excavation team has worked on hands and knees with hand tools to retrieve more than 80 bones from the site thus far, including the discovery Tuesday of a small bone from the hand of the T-Rex that is now one of only three such specimens known to exist. Once removed from the earth, the bones, and often the earth around them, are sealed into plaster casts to protect and transport
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Department of Game, Fish and Parks Wildlife Partners Program -- Woody Habitat Guidelines
The goal of the Woody Habitat component of the GFP private lands program is to increase wildlife populations by enhancing their survival. This can be accomplished with woody plantings that are large enough to ensure survival in the worst possible winter weather and by planting woody plant species that afford wildlife year-round protection from predators. Woody plantings can also provide food for wildlife. Most of the wildlife species of interest live on the ground and woody habitat should be designed to create cover at ground level. Consequently, only low-growing trees and shrubs should be planted in most wildlife shelterbelts. However, to accommodate alternate objectives such as providing farmstead or livestock wind protection, GFP program guidelines allow for 1 or 2 rows of tall trees to be planted in some shelterbelts. The annual deadline for submitting applications for costshare is November 1st of the year preceding the scheduled planting of the woody cover. If woody habitat applications do not meet annual planting objectives, this deadline may be extended until planting goals are reached. If applications exceed planting goals, applications will be ranked according to the potential wildlife benefits of plantings and funding will be allocated from highest to lowest ranked plantings until available funding is exhausted. Applications for GFP woody habitat programs can be made through SD Department of Agriculture foresters, Conservation District offices, GFP Conservation Officers, and USDA Natural Resource and Conservation Service offices. Demand for these programs is such that funding is reserved for producers that are not involved in any type of fee hunting operation. In addition, because funding for these projects comes entirely from sales of hunting licenses, producers must agree to allow reasonable free public hunting access. However, producers retain and may regulate all hunting access privileges on enrolled lands. Applications consist of sending a tree plan (including landowner contact information) and color aerial photograph noting the project location to the Project Coordinator at Game, Fish and Parks, 895 3rd Street SW, Huron, SD 57350. GFP Woody Habitat Program Guidelines • GFP will reimburse producers for 75% of their costs incurred for planting woody habitat for wildlife. Alternate cost-shares received by producers will be subtracted from the total project cost prior to calculating the GFP 75% reimbursement. • The maximum GFP payment per planting per year is $10,000.00. • Woody wildlife habitat planting criteria are as follows: * At least half of all rows planted in each woody habitat planting must be shrub, cedar or juniper rows. * New woody plantings must be at least 8 rows wide and a minimum of 1 acre in size. * Plantings adjacent to existing tree rows do not need to meet the above width and size criteria, as long as the total number of new and existing rows is at least 8, and the combined acreage is at least 1 acre. * Shelterbelts that are at least 3 acres may include 1 or 2 rows of tall trees as long as at least 4 rows of shrubs and/or mid-sized trees are planted immediately adjacent to each side of the tall tree row(s). * Cottonwoods, Blue Spruce, and Russian olives may not be planted in any woody habitat planting. *Woody Habitat plantings cannot be made in native prairie/sod. * Lands converted from native sod to cropland after 2008 are not eligible. *All projects must be biologically beneficial to wildlife, under the discretion of SD GFP Private Lands Biologists. • Eligible practices include costs incurred for: * Trees, shrubs, and planting of trees and shrubs. * Weed barrier fabric and installation. • Payments will be issued each year after receipts are submitted. Eligible shrub and tree species include, but are not limited to, those listed below. Producers should select species best suited for their property in consultation with wildlife, forestry and agriculture professionals. Shrubs: American Currant, American Plum, Amur Honeysuckle, Black Chokeberry, Caragana, Common Lilac, European Cotoneaster, Golden Currant, Gooseberry, Hansen Hedge Rose, Juneberry, Mongolian Cherry, Nanking Cherry, Nannyberry, Redosier Dogwood, Seaberry, Silver Buffaloberry, Skunkbush Sumac, Smooth Sumac, Western Sandcherry Mid-Sized Trees: Amur Maple, Arnold Hawthorne, Black Walnut, Bur Oak, Chokecherry, Eastern Red Cedar, Manchurian Apricot, Manchurian Crabapple, Pin Cherry, Rocky Mountain Juniper, Russian Mulberry, Siberian Crabapple, Siberian Apricot, Ussurian Pear Tall Trees: Austrian Pine, Black Cherry, Black Hills Spruce, Boxelder, Green Ash, Hackberry, Honeylocust, Ponderosa Pine, Scotch Pine, Siberian Elm, Siberian Larch, Silver Maple, White Poplar, White Spruce Contract Life: The life of the contract for the woody habitat program is a period that extends for ten (10) years after planting. If trees are removed prior to the full 10 year term, the cooperator will be responsible for full reimbursement of GFP funding.
T-Rex found
Continued on Page 11 them. Each is carefully numbered and documented before being removed from the site. ADDED BONUS As if giving up an extremely rare T-Rex skeleton wasn’t enough, the small butte on the Hauser ranch provided Hudson and his team an added bonus. Besides a T-Rex, they discovered the very well-preserved bones of a buffalo, estimated to be 1,000 to 1,500 years old. “We came across them several feet above where we found the TRex bones,” Hudson noted. “That little bonus added even more excitement to the process.” A LIFE-CHANGING FIND Darwin and Patty Hauser are still adjusting to the fact that Hudson’s discovery could potentially have a huge impact on their family. Museums across the world have paid millions to attain and display such specimens, and some have already expressed interest in this latest find. Ultimately, however, the preservation and display of Darwin the T-Rex is their goal. “Financially, this could mean everything for our family, but we feel strongly that these bones should be preserved, studied and displayed for others to see,” said Darwin Hauser. “We still haven’t gotten our heads around it all yet, because it’s not something we expected would be found. You know, we’re just simple ranch folks, so yeah,
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this is a big deal for us. I think it would be a big deal for anybody.” PERKINS COUNTY A HOTSPOT Although there are a dozen or fewer T-Rex fossil sites around the world, few have gained the attention that two specimens previously found in the Faith area have drawn. The best-known is Sue, a TRex skeleton found north of Faith in 1990 by Sue Hendrickson, a paleontologist, on land owned by Maurice Williams. With about 200 bones excavated at the site, Sue is the most complete T-Rex speciman ever discovered. After years of legal battles over ownership, Williams won the rights to the dinosaur and in 1997 auctioned it through Sotheby’s for $7.6 million dollars. Sue is now on permanent display at the Field Museum of New History in Chicago. The other is Bucky, discovered in 1998 by then 20-year-old Bucky Derflinger on his family’s ranch north of Faith. That dig site included two partial T-Rex specimens, as well as several duckbill dinosaurs and triceratops. Bucky is the sixth-most complete T-Rex skeleton ever found and was reportedly sold for a fraction of what Sue commanded. It is now on permanent display at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. The very first Tyrannosaurus Rex bones ever discovered were found in Perkins County in 1892.
Senior Citizens Menu
All meals served with milk and bread. Menu subject to change without notice. Wed., Oct. 23: Pork chop w/celery sauce, Baked brown rice, Broccoli, Cranberry sauce, Fruit cocktail Thur., Oct. 24: Chunky chicken vegetable soup, Garlic bread, Cheesecake w/fruit & almonds Fri., Oct. 25: French dip sandwich, Potato salad, Grape juice, Banana, Vanilla ice cream Mon. Oct. 28: Spaghetti w/meat sauce, Peas, Tossed salad, French bread, Peaches Tue., Oct. 29: Turkey & noodles, Seasoned spinach, Fruity slaw, Pears Wed., Oct. 30: Chili, Marinated vegetable salad, Apple Thur., Oct. 31: Pork roast, Mashed potatoes & gravy, Corn O’Brian, Crunchy cranberry salad
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USDA/Farm Service Agency News
The Dewey, Meade & Ziebach County FSA offices would like to keep you informed of the following items important to USDA programs. If you have any questions please contact the Dewey County office at 865-3522 ext 2, Meade County at 347-4952 ext 2, or Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext 2. IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER: NOVEMBER 15 – Last day to report forage, winter wheat and rye JANUARY 2, 2014 – Last day to report honey OCTOBER 2013 INTEREST RATES Interest Rate for Commodity and Marketing Assistance Loans is 1. 125% Interest Rate for Farm Storage Facility Loans is 2.250 7 YEAR Interest Rate for Farm Storage Facility Loans is 2.875 10 YEAR Interest Rate for Farm Storage Facility Loans is 3.000 12 YEAR FLP Farm Operating Loan Interest is 1.875% FLP Farm Ownership Loan Interest is 4.125% Update on Farm Service Agency Operations There is now an enacted Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 continuing resolution that provides funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA). We are in the process of an orderly start-up of farm program and farm loan activities for FY 2014. Thank you for your patience and support during the period that our services were unavailable. We realize that the temporary lapse in service has created a backlog in requests and service delivery needs. While this backlog was not created overnight and will not be addressed overnight, we are committed to a proactive and customer-focused approach to prioritize activities so that we can provide the service you expect and deserve as quickly as possible. Please contact your local FSA office if you have any questions or need additional information. Thank you again for your patience during this period. LIVESTOCK LOSSES As of now the FSA does not have a program for livestock losses as the farm bill has expired. State and government agencies and officials continue to gather information to present to Congress on South Dakota livestock losses and the financial impact. You are encouraged to keep records of death losses and related expenses. Previous Farm Bill livestock programs identified acceptable evidence as: pictures, rendering receipts, and unaffiliated third party verification, vet documentation, etc. Ranchers are invited to attend the following informational meetings scheduled by the SD Department of Agriculture and other Ag Partners in response to the widespread disaster impact of the western SD blizzard. Union Center Community Gathering: Friday, October 25, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Union Center Community Center Faith Community Gathering: Saturday, October 26, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Faith Legion Hall New Underwood Community Gathering: Monday, October 28, 6:00 – 9:00 pm, New Underwood Community Center
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A great sale here for Monday, October 21, Livestock Week, quality of calves was fantastic. A great crowd of buyers on the seats and "what a market?". Thank you for your business. R & K Carmichael 92......................1st x baldy steers 93.....................1st x baldy heifers J & K Carmichael 101....................1st x baldy steers 56......................1st x baldy steers 93.....................1st x baldy heifers Brian Carmichael 46......................1st x baldy steers 47.....................1st x baldy heifers Mike Maher 119 ...................1st x & Angus strs 43 .....................1st x & Angus strs 74 .....................1st x & Angus strs 76.....................1st x baldy heifers Cammack Bros 97.............................Angus steers 30.............................Angus steers John Heidler 110......................blk & bldy steers 53 .......................blk & bldy steers Storm Inc & S Storm 100...........................Angus steers 83.............................Angus steers D & G Storm 150................Angus steers NHTC Ulrich Bros 97 .......................blk & bldy steers 58 .......................blk & bldy steers J & R Longbrake 101...........................Angus steers 62.............................Angus steers 69.............................Angus steers 122..........................Angus heifers John Kari 95.............................Angus steers 48.............................Angus steers 60.............................Angus steers 82............................Angus heifers
495 .............$215.00 507 .............$227.50 522 .............$200.00 433 .............$220.50 507 .............$227.50 542 .............$192.00 516 .............$224.00 517 .............$205.50 531 .............$197.50 400 .............$233.50 519 .............$207.50 572 .............$187.75 489 .............$215.00 549 .............$192.25 466 .............$208.50 594 .............$184.00 610 .............$183.75 561 .............$194.00 597 .............$183.25 521 .............$197.00 548 .............$187.00 522 .............$191.75 448 .............$204.50 484 .............$171.50 608 .............$183.25 615 .............$181.00 526 .............$198.50 533 .............$185.00
Brian Harper 101...........................Angus steers 41.............................Angus steers Grueb Ranch 107...........................Angus steers 31.............................Angus steers 60............................Angus heifers J & MA Palmer 65.............................Angus steers 22.............................Angus steers 55............................Angus heifers Reeve L & C 101...........................Angus steers D & P Hauser 119......................blk & bldy steers 22 .......................blk & bldy steers J & I Day 101...........................Angus steers 61.............................Angus steers 84............................Angus heifers Williams Ranch 99.............................Angus steers 64.............................Angus steers 111 ..........................Angus heifers Merle Vig 66.............................Angus steers 35............................Angus heifers Evitt Ranch 45 .......................blk & bldy steers 13 .......................blk & bldy steers Galen Humble 43 ................1st x & Angus steers 46 ...............1st x & Angus heifers .................................................... Keith Grage 58 .......................blk & bldy steers 65.........................blk & red steers Dave Vandenham 59.........................blk & red steers Wade Cowan 24.........................red & blk steers 32......................red heifers (spay) Fishhook Ranch 28 ................Angus heifers (open)
584 .............$189.75 505 .............$210.00 564 .............$189.75 479 .............$202.50 513 .............$175.50 538 .............$186.25 437 .............$213.00 489 .............$182.00 570 .............$187.25 510 .............$198.00 439 .............$217.00 546 .............$196.50 459 .............$216.00 510 .............$187.50 564 .............$193.00 484 .............$214.50 478 .............$196.50 567 .............$184.75 528 .............$176.00 505 .............$194.00 423 .............$214.50 503 ...........$201.00 494 ...........$180.00 .............................. 1019 ...........$152.25 928 .............$158.25 910 .............$158.25 952 .............$152.00 870 .............$155.25 1058 ...........$141.25
Sale Time: 9 AM – Expecting 5500-6000 calves
LaDue – 500 Angus calves 4-550# – Walters – 400 Angus calves 4-525# Lutz – 250 Angus calves (Schiefelbein) 425-600# – Kerstein – 300 Angus steers 375-525# Wiesinger – 450 Char x & Angus calves 475-600# – Stockert – 130 Angus calves 5-550# Nash – 170 Angus calves 525-650# – Goddard – 170 blk & bldy steers (Schiefelbein) 5-600# Hall – 180 Angus steers 575-650# – Engraf – 300 Angus calves 6-650# – Ellingson – 130 Angus steers 575-625# Olson – 130 Angus steers 6-650# – Keil – 250 blk & bldy calves 475-550# – Kari – 130 Angus steers 600# Johnson – 150 Limousin x calves 475-550# – Williams – 150 Angus calves 5-575# Linn – 150 Angus steers 525-600# – Storm – 80 blk & bldy steers 5-550# – Smith – 100 Angus steers 550# – Smith – 80 Angus steers 550# – Hale – 70 blk & bldy heifers 500# – Elshere – 140 blk & bldy calves 400-500# Kolb – 80 Angus steers 575# – C Escott – 90 blk & bldy steers 425-500# T Vig – 260 Angus calves (Schiefelbein) 500-600# More calves expected by sale time. Over 95% of these calves will have fall pre-conditioning shots with shot records available on sale day.
VA Black Hills Health Care System to offer extended clinic hours
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Black Hills Health Care System (VABHHCS) is now offering Veterans medical appointments two mornings each week and on Saturdays at its Ft. Meade facility. The extended clinic hours are a part of the VABHHCS commitment to provide quality care for eligible Veterans when they want and need care. The Veteran population is continually evolving and their expectations for care evolve with them. Primary and mental health clinic appointments will be available to eligible Veterans on the following days and times. The extended clinic hours are supported by laboratory, x-ray, and pharmacy for Veterans for both scheduled and unscheduled appointments. Veterans should contact the facility to schedule an appointment. The Ft. Meade VA campus is located at 113 Comanche Road, Ft. Meade, SD 57741. Expanded hours are as follows: •Tuesdays, open at 7 a.m. •Thursdays, open at 7 a.m. •Saturdays, open 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Schedule an appointment by calling 1-877-339-6837, Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. to 6 pm.
Tuesday, October 29th – Weigh-up cow and sheep sale
Wednesday, October 30: Special calf sale (pending) Monday, November 4: Special calf & yearling sale Friday, November 8: Special bred cow and heifer sale
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 – CELL: 484-7127 OR Max Loughlin – 1-605-645-2583 (cell) OR Glen King 1-605-390-3264 (cell)
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Difficult to determine wildlife losses from blizzard
The Game, Fish and Parks Department has had a few reports of wildlife losses resulting from the early October blizzard in western South Dakota, but the extent of the blizzard’s impact will take time to determine. “The focus has been on public safety and dealing with catastrophic livestock losses,” Chad Switzer, GFP wildlife program administrator, said. “We have only had a scattering of reports from landowners and other individuals who are out in the fields. There is no question that the blizzard had an impact on wildlife, but we have not observed or had any reports of any wildlife losses at a level comparable to the devastating impacts this storm had on livestock. ” Switzer added GFP has also received reports of pheasant loss in Perkins and Bennett counties due to the storm. “These are vast, open areas where it is difficult to quantify precise impacts from the blizzard,” Switzer said. “We will continue to monitor for losses through observations by our staff, reports from hunters and landowners.”
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Proceedings of the Common Council City of Faith, SD
The Common Council for the City of Faith, South Dakota met in regular session on October 14, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Room of the Community Center. Mayor Haines called the meeting to order, Brown called roll call, and Mayor Haines led the Pledge of Allegiance. Council members present: Riley, Inghram, Spencer, Berndt, Lightfield and Hellekson. Others in attendance were: Debbie Brown and Loretta Passolt. Lightfield made a motion, seconded by Inghram to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried. Inghram made a motion, seconded by Lightfield to approve the minutes of the October 1, 8 & 9, 2013 meetings. Motion carried. CLAIMS APPROVED: The following claims were presented and read: Utility Department, Salaries – $6,086.12; Finance Office, Salaries – $4,658.76; Police Department, Salaries – $4,315.54; Bar & Liquor Store, Salaries – $2,487.15; Janitor, Salaries – $1,242.96; Ambulance Department, Salaries – $4,458.12; James Crockford, Landfill Manager – $350.56; Angela Ostrander, Library Supervisor – $188.63; Amy Ulrich, Library Sub – $188.28; Deb Henschel, Landfill Part Time – $14.78; Kathy Schuchhardt, Library Sub – $404.86; Noma Welter, Library Sub – $53.56; Brian Simonson, Security Guard – $64.64; Glen Haines, Mayor – $498.69; Jerry Spencer, Councilman – $415.57; Karen Inghram, Councilman – $461.75; BC Lightfield, Councilman – $507.92; Barb Berndt, Councilman – $461.75; Dianne Hellekson, Councilman – $461.75; Peggy Riley, Councilman – $549.10; First National Bank, Federal Excise Tax – $400.45; First National Bank, Withholding & SS – $3,120.58; Express, Intra/Inter Access Expense – $805.82; Combined Insurance, Supplemental Insurance – $34.80; BankCard, Collection Fees – $146.93; Butler Insurance, Insurance – $38,485.00; Afdahl, Tori, Reimburse WSI Certificate – $170.00; AT&T, Purchase of Accts Receivable – $138.56; Border States, Supplies – $1,468.30; Dept of Revenue, Food License – $170.00; Faith Independent, Publishing, Library Subscription – $260.74; Faith Lumber Yard, Supplies – $1,615.07; Faith Veterinary Service, Ambulance Supplies – $61.77; Farmers Union Oil, Gasoline – $127.52; Golden West Technologies & Internet Sol, Internet Help Desk, HD Subscriber Count Chg – $657.38; Golden West Telecommunications, Special Access – $5,736.00; Hauser, Patty, Reimburse for Popcorn Oil – $39.92; LexisNexis Mattew Bender, Law Manuel ebook – $58.24; Lynn's Dakotamart, Supplies – $52.32; Matheson Tri-Gas Inc., Oxygen Tank Rentals – $15.00; Mid America Computer Corp., Toll Messages & Cabs Processing Chg – $710.35; Prairie Community Health, Medications for Ambulance – $23.16; Reliable Office Supplies, Office Supplies – $447.83; SD Lottery, Video Lottery License Renewal – $100.00; SD State Treasurer, Sales Tax – $5,119.67; SDTA, Assessment Notice – $1,737.08; Servall Uniform/Linen Co., Supplies – $389.87; Tri State Water, Water – $8.60; Vilas Pharmacy & Healthcare, Supplies – $75.59 Lightfield made a motion, seconded by Berndt to approve all claims as presented. All yes votes. Motion carried. The September revenues were $186,853.18 and the September expenditures were $188,931.44. RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES: Lightfield introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 10-14-13-01 WHEREAS the City of Faith needs to transfer and that the Finance Officer be authorized to transfer funds as of September 30, 2013 in accordance with the adopted Budget Plan: 950.00.............. from General to Ambulance Restricted Cash 2,000.00.............. from Electric to Capital Outlay 250.00.............. from Water to Capital Outlay 1,000.00.............. from Sewer to Capital Outlay 6,000.00.............. from Telephone to Capital Outlay 2,067.00.............. from Liquor to General 34,000.00.............. from Telephone to General 34,000.00.............. from Electric to General Seconded by Hellekson. All yes votes. Motion carried. Ordinance No. 307 – Supplemental Appropriation Ordinance (2nd Reading): Lightfield made a motion, seconded by Spencer to approve the second reading of Ordinance No. 307 – Supplemental Appropriation Ordinance. All yes votes. Motion carried. Audit Approval: Berndt made a motion, seconded by Lightfield to table until next meeting. Motion carried. City Pickup: Hellekson made a motion, seconded by Berndt to approve to not repair the pickup that was damaged and take the insurance money that will be received and put in the Fixed Assets savings portion and earmark for a four wheel drive utility pickup. All yes votes. Motion carried. Berndt made a motion, seconded by Lightfield to adjourn. Motion carried. _______________________________ Glen Haines, Mayor ________________________________ Debbie Brown, Finance Officer Published October 23, 2013 for a total approximate cost of $64.98
LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County
meals – 3,222.60; milk – 459.40; adult meals – 438.65; admissions – football – 1,509.00; cross country – 330.00; volleyball – 1,270.00; other – 1,637.00; from district – 383.95; expenses – football – 449.00; cross country 195.00; volleyball – 755.95; supplies – 22.99; other – 31.79; to district – 5,552.15; ending balance – 7,411.92. Trust & Agency beginning balance – 39,780.12; receipts – 2,073.09; expenses – 4,649.08; ending balance – 37,204.13. Faith School District financial statement: beginning balance – 1,277,381.06; receipts – ad valorem taxes – 70.75; interest earned – 280.74; other pupil activity income – 621.00; donations and contributions – 1,985.67; Medicaid administration – 3,196.00; other revenue – 504.00; county sources – 1,501.26; state sources – 72,133.00; federal sources – 30,747.00; Hot Lunch – 6,941.55; other – 75,473.14; reimbursements – 3,846.00. Total receipts – 197,300.11; total expenditures – 356,447.63; ending balance – 1,118,233.54. Certified salaries – 44,686.01; noncertified salaries – 13,224.23; FIT – 5,248.18; FICA – 12,114.74; SDRS – 9,736.05; SDRS Supplemental – 500.00; AsPire Financial (annuities) – 390.00; First Financial Bank in Faith (Payflex) – 1,460.26; Horace Mann (403(b)) – 2,205.00. SUBS: E. Escott – 96.96; J. Gann – 32.32; S. Gann – 258.58; L. Halligan – 64.64; D. Kelly – 346.31; C. Olson – 64.64; M. Schuelke – 64.64. CLAIMS: General Fund: ASBSD (reg.) – 30.00; AFLAC (ins) – 633.91; American Legacy Publishing (supp) – 11.86; Ameritas Life Ins (dental) – 1,970.58; City of Faith (util) – 4,467.33; Dakota Business Center (mtnce) – 645.70; DeSmet School (DDN classes) – 2,850.00; DDC (mtnce) – 82.00; Faith Imprest Fund (officials, dues, pstg) – 1,422.94; Faith Independent (comm.) – 205.31; Faith Lumber (supp/mtnce) – 531.03; GoldenWest Tele-tech (mtnce) – 522.50; Grand Electric (util) – 196.65; Haggerty Musicworks (supp) – 126.00; Hauff Mid-America (supp) – 541.15; Heartland Paper (supp) – 338.72; Heartland Waste Mgmnt. (util) – 60.00; Horace Mann Ins. (auto ins) – 469.49; Houghton Mifflin (supp) – 2,630.32; Iron Horse Ag Svc (mtnce) – 523.10; Keffeler Kreations (Title I) – 53.96; Legal Shield (ins) – 149.45; Lynn’s (supp) – 86.24; M&B Cleaning (custodial) – 5,000.00; M&D Food Shop (fuel, Title I supp) – 1,412.76; McLeod’s Printing (supp) – 46.85; Microsoft Corp. (supp) – 249.00; Mid-Central Educational Coop (online classes) – 3,200.00; NCS Pearson (supp) 53.30; Quill (supp, Title I) – 1,144.82; Reliable (supp) – 292.86; Riverside Technologies (repair) – 75.00; R. Traver (mlg) – 89.50; SDHSAA (dues) – 50.00; SDRS (retirement) – 151.95; SDSDBF (health ins) – 9,537.76; Servall Uniform (mtnce) – 502.18; Time for Kids (sub) – 44.20; Transamerica (ins) – 20.41; Unemployment Ins (ins) – 224.16; Visa (supp, travel) – 734.28; total General Fund – 41,377.27. Capital Outlay: Wells Fargo Financial (lease) – 265.00; total Capital Outlay – 265.00. Special Education: AFLAC (ins) – 147.06; Ameritas Life Ins (dental) – 82.08; Benefitmall/Centerstone Ins. (ins) – 35.55; Children’s Therapy Services (OT Svcs) – 2,349.04; Hands on Health (PT svcs) – 1,008.60; Legal Shield (ins) – 26.90; NWAS (supp) – 28.50; SDSDBF (health ins) – 1,118.44; Visa (sub) – 19.99; total Special Education – 4,816.16. Food Service: CWD (supp, food) – 2,991.85; Faith Imprest Fund (supp) – 31.79; Lynn’s (food, milk) – 1,700.61; SDSDBF (health ins) – 3.00; SyscoFood Service on ND (food, supp) – 1,825.44; Vilas (supp) – 18.99; total Food Service – 6,571.68. Total claims all funds 53,030.11. Motion carried. Becky Paul was present to request that a music teacher be hired for the Maurine School. Mr. Daughters gave the superintendent’s report. The Personnel Record Form has been updated and submitted to the Department of Education. ParentTeacher conferences were held with over 50% of the high school parents attending. Sharron Johnson and Kelly Daughters will be attending the School Law Seminar in Rapid City on October 17th. Mr. Daughters attended the NWAS meeting. Items discussed were the scrubs camp, Academic Olympics, mobile unit moves and the new Budget and Planning Committee that Mr. Daughters will head. Randy Royer of ASBSD will be available to a session on general board governance with the board. Red Ribbon Week will be held the week of October 28th with Red Shirt Day on October 31st. Mr. Kraemer gave the elementary principal’s report. The students and teachers have been coping quite well with the effects of the inclement weather. Water and mud have been the greatest problem. Faith Elementary and Maurine Elementary are “ahead of the game” in the area of RtI. RtI strategies are not required because our reading scores are high and improved over last year but they are still being used to continue to increase reading scores. Mr. Kraemer and Mrs. Thompson will be observing the use of RtI in another district as possible ways to continue to implement the strategies. The first round of teacher observations has been completed. Parent – Teacher conferences were attended by 100% of the elementary parents. Faith elementary and Maurine Elementary have a combined total of 125 students. Noma Welter gave the Library Board report. The library received a $200 check from the SD Humanities Council on receiving the final report from the Summer Reading Program. There have been 1214 children participating on Wednesday morning Story Hour. Peggy Riley painted the hallways with orange and white and will be adding a Longhorn to the east hallway with the bathrooms. Money donated at this point is $2,365.00 for a library sign memorial including donations from Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union and the Faith Education Foundation. Scott Vance gave a NWAS report. The current enrollments by school were shared. An update on the mobile units was given. Mr. Daughters will head-up a new Budget Planning Committee. Mr. Daughters shared there had been no facilities meeting since the last board meeting. G&R Controls was here the morning of October 4th to replace a compressor in the kindergarten room. Mr. Daughters has been in contact with Loren Schaeffer about network and phone connections to the new safe room. Drainage on the football field and playground areas has also been discussed at length and will need to be addressed. In accordance with policy BBFA which states: A board member will not have any direct pecuniary interest in a contract with the school district; nor furnish directly any labor, equipment or supplies to the district; nor be employed for pay as a teacher, substitute teacher or coach in the same school district in which he/she is a board member, Chairman Brian Simonson submitted his resignation from the school board. Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Vance to accept the resignation. Motion carried. Simonson abstained. Discussion was held on the process of filling the vacancy. Vice-Chairwoman Johnson moved up to the position of Chairwoman and took over the meeting. Motion by Johnson, 2nd by Vance to elect a new vice-president. Hanson asked to wait until a full board was available. Johnson, Welter, and Vance – aye. Hanson – nay. Simonson abstained. Motion carried. Scott Vance volunteered to take over the duties of Vice President. Sharron Johnson nominated Scott Vance for the position of Vice President. Noma Welter moved that all nominations cease. Johnson called for a vote. Hanson, Johnson, Vance and Welter – aye. Simonson abstained. Motion carried. Mr. Daughters and Bret Hanson attended the ASBSD regional meeting in Eagle Butte on October 2nd. ASBSD shared the 2013-2014 Advocacy Platform and asked that each school look through them to decide which topics mean the most to them. Funding is always a topic of discussion and the question was raised asking what districts would be willing to give up in order to get more funding. New kitchen equipment will be needed to go into the new safe room building and Karen Inghram has done some research to find the equipment needed. Mr. Daughters shared that he felt that even if the safe room, for whatever reason, did not go through the district still needs to purchase the equipment. The current equipment has been having some issues and new requirements need to be addressed. It was the consensus of the board to move forward with the purchase of the new equipment after communicating with the Faith Education Foundation. Mr. Daughters will contact Randy Foyer about a date for a board in-service and get back to the board members. New committees will need to be formed once someone is appointed to fill Simonson’s vacancy. Johnson encouraged everyone to be thinking of potential candidates to fill Simonson’s vacancy. A meeting will be set up to interview candidates prior to the November 2013 regular meeting. Mr. Daughters shared some items of no value that need to be removed. Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Vance to surplus the items as discussed. A listing of the items is available at the superintendent’s office. Hanson, Johnson, Vance and Welter – aye. Simonson abstained. Motion carried. Motion by Welter, 2nd by Vance to approve the contract of Ross Fees for the position of JH Football Coach in the amount of $621.00. Hanson, Johnson, Vance and Welter – aye. Simonson abstained. Motion carried. Motion by Vance, 2nd by Welter to adjourn. Hanson, Johnson, Vance and Welter – aye. Simonson abstained. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:53pm. ________________________________ Sharron Johnson, President Board of Education ________________________________ Amie Schauer, Business Manager Published October 23, 2013 for a total approximate cost of $97.79
The Board of Education of the Faith School District 46-2 met in regular session on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the Maurine School with Chairman Simonson calling the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Members present: Johnson, Simonson, Vance and Welter. Hanson arrived at 7:12 pm. Motion by Vance, 2nd by Welter to approve the amended agenda. Motion carried. Motion by Johnson, 2nd by Welter to approve the consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the September 11, 2013 regular meeting, the September 16, 2013 special session meeting, Home School Application 2014-03HS, along with the following financial statements and claims: Faith Imprest Fund beginning balance – 5,168.20; receipts-student
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LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County, Ordinance No. 307 “SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2013.”
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF FAITH, SOUTH DAKOTA: Supplemental Appropriation Ordinance of the City of Faith, South Dakota, for the fiscal year 2013 as authorized by SDCL 9-21-7. Be it ordained by the City of Faith that the following sums are supplementally appropriated to meet the obligations of the municipality. General Fund 455 Library $150.00 Total Means of Finance: $150.00 City of Faith, South Dakota ____________________________ Glen Haines, Mayor Attest: ____________________________ Debbie Brown, Finance Officer Published October 23, 2013 for a total approximate cost of $9.02 Bids will publicly be opened and read in the regular meeting room of the Common Council in the Faith Community Center at Faith, South Dakota at 7:15 P.M., M.S.T. on November 5, 2013. Each sealed bid must be clearly marked “Digger Derrick Truck”. The City of Faith reserves the right to reject any and all bids and any and all portions thereof, and to waive any irregularities. By: Debbie Brown City Finance Officer
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ery of fuel. CDL, Hazmat required. Will train. Farmers Oil Company, Orient SD. Information, Don, 3922424. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Belle Fourche Development Corp. Job requirements include a degree or work experience in economic development or related fields. Application and instructions at www.bellefourche.org (click on BF Development Corporation tab). Contact Krysti at 605-892-3006 or Krysti@bellefourche.org if you have any questions. FULL TIME JACKSON COUNTY HIGHWAY Department Worker. Truck driver, heavy equipment operator, light equipment operator. Experience preferred, but will train. CDL required, or to be obtained in six months. Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening required. Benefits package. Applications / resumes accepted. Information (605) 837-2410 or (605) 837 ñ 2422 Fax (605) 8372447 LOOKING FOR A MANAGER for our P/O Printing & Graphics division in Watertown. The position involves sales, bidding of print jobs, marketing and customer service. Successful candidate should have customer service experience, strong math and computer skills, and the ability to lead a team. A full-time position with benefits. Send letter of interest and resume t o : chris.carter@thepublicopinion.com Position closes October 31, 2013. CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL, Custer Clinic, Hot Springs Regional Medical Clinic and Custer Regional Senior Care have full-time, parttime and PRN (as-needed) RN, LPN, Licensed Medical Assistant and Nurse Aide positions available. We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits. New Graduates welcome! Please contact Human Resources at (605) 673-9418 for more information or log onto www.regional-
health.com to apply. THE WATERTOWN PUBLIC OPINION has an immediate opening for a Full-time Reporter to join its news team. The successful candidate will have the ability to cover a wide variety of news events in print and video and still feel comfortable putting together a compelling feature story. Experience is preferred but will consider a recent journalism graduate. Photography and video skills are a plus. The Watertown Public opinion is a six-day a week newspaper in northeastern South Dakota. This job offers competitive wage based on experience, and benefits package with health benefits, 401(k) and life insurance. Send letter, resume, layout and writing and/or video samples to: Watertown Public Opinion, Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 10, Watertown, SD 57201, or e-mail: chris.carter@thepublicopinion.com PATROL OFFICER ñ Hourly pay range: $20.14-$24.50/hr. Visit: www.cityofbrookings.org Return application w/resume to PO Box 270, Brookings, SD 57006-0270. dlangland@cityofbrookings.org FOR SALE: FAMOUS CENTRAL SD BAKERY available for purchase in Gettysburg. Established turnkey mix bakery with both wholesale and retail sales. Contact Kathleen at ltgandt@yahoo.com or 240-4614779. LONGBRANCH IN PIERRE, SD. We have lowered the price & will consider contract for deed. Call Russell Spaid 605-280-1067. HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW: HOLDIAY CRAFT & BOUTIQUE Show, November 29 & 30, Belle Fourche Community Center. Vendor space available. For more information contact 605-892-2336 or www.blackhillsparrotwelfare.org LOG HOMES: DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig Connell, 605-264-5650, www.goldeneagleloghomes.com OTR/DRIVERS: DRIVERS WANTED: CDL, owner operators, freight from Midwest up to 48 states, home regularly, newer equipment, Health, 401K, call Randy, A&A Express, 800-6583549 MISCELLANEOUS: DISH TV RETAILER- Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-308-1892 WANT TO BUY: ANTLERS WANTED up to 7.00 lb. Deer , Elk/moose 7.50 lb. Bleached 3.00 lb. cracked 1.00 lb. Also need Porcupines, Rattlesnakes, Elk Ivories ,Mt. Lion skins. More info; 605-673-4345 / clawantlerhide@hotmail.com NOTICES ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper or 800-658-3697 for details.
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THE FAITH SCHOOL BOARD is accepting applications or nominations for the position of school board member. Applications can be picked up at the school business office. Position is open until filled. Closing Date Nov. 4th.
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