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October 31, 2012
Family, friends and loved ones
are requesting your help for Brett
Price.
In May 2012, Brett Price was
involved in an automobile acci-
dent in which he sustained severe
nerve and tendon damage to his
arm and hand. For the nerve and
tendons to be repaired the sur-
gery needs to be done as soon as
possible to have full use of his
arm and hand.
Brett has lived and ranched in
the Maurine, SD area his entire
life. He continues to ranch along
with his wife Ashly, and young
children Rylee(5) and Roan(1).
An account has been opened at
First Interstate Bank to help
Brett, Ashly and family with their
medical costs, surgery and travel
costs to Mayo Clinic. If you would
like to donate to help this young
family please drop off donations
at any First Interstate Bank or
send monetary donations to Brett
Price Fund, PO Box 9, Sturgis,
SD 57785.
As voters go to the polls this
year, there are two issues on the
ballot that impact education.
Since these issues would directly
affect the Faith School District,
we would like to share our
thoughts about Initiated Measure
15 and Law 16.
What is IM 15?
The measure will add one
penny to the state sales tax, rais-
ing approximately $175 to $180
million annually, split evenly be-
tween K-12 public education and
Medicaid. This measure will add
approximately $130,000 in state
aid to the Faith School District.
The portion of the revenue dedi-
cated to education will be distrib-
uted on a per-student basis in
addition to what schools receive
through the existing school fund-
ing formula. Local school districts
will be able to retain local control
over best uses of the additional
revenue.
Why is the Initiated Meas-
ure Necessary?
At current funding levels,
South Dakota school districts
cannot continue to provide stu-
dents with a quality education.
As a result of the recent 8.6%
funding cuts, many schools - in-
cluding the Faith School - have
already had to eliminate or limit
student opportunities and cut
classroom staff as well as an
across-the-board 2% salary cut to
staff of the Faith school - and the
cuts aren’t over. Many districts
are relying on short-term solu-
tions, including additional prop-
erty tax revenue such as
Opt-Outs to stall more dramatic
cuts. The implementation of IM
15 would ensure that everyone,
including the hundreds of thou-
sands of tourists that visit our
state each year, contributes to the
funding of our education system
and not just the property own-
ers.
Can the Revenue Be Used
For Other Purposes?
No. IM 15 clearly states in the
proposed law that revenue can
only be used for K-12 public edu-
cation and Medicaid. Unlike
video lottery, the increased rev-
enue will NOT enter into the
State’s General Fund. The law is
written to deposit the new rev-
enue into two sub-funds and the
revenue is sent
directly to local school districts
and Medicaid providers. IM 15
contains additional protections
to prevent the new investments
from being used to replace exist-
ing education and healthcare
funding. Voters can be assured
that revenue generated by the
measure will be invested in chil-
dren, seniors, and disadvantaged
in our state as affirmed by the fol-
lowing Attorney General’s expla-
nation:
“The initiated measure in-
creases the state general sales
and use tax from 4% to 5%. The
additional tax revenue will be
split evenly between K-12 public
education and Medicaid. The ed-
ucation funds will be provided to
school districts based on enroll-
ment to be spent on improving ed-
ucation as school boards
determine. The Medicaid funds
will be spent only on payments to
Medicaid providers and related
state expenses. The additional
funds cannot replace or reduce
state funding levels set for fiscal
year 2012 relating to existing
Medicaid and K-12 public educa-
tion programs, including state aid
to education. Currently, state aid
is to be adjusted annually by 3%
or the rate of inflation, whichever
is less. Under the measure, this
Continued on Page 6
Faith School shares thoughts on
Initiated Measure 15 and Referred Law 16
Submitted by Amie Schauer, Business Manager & Elsie Baye, Superintendent
Fundraiser for Brett Price
Craft Fair ... Monday, October 29th had a variety of wares for one
to see and purchase. Photo by Loretta Passolt
Faith Livestock ... has seen thousands of cattle go through their sale ring in the past weeks.
Photo by Loretta Passolt
to set your clocks back one
hour before you go to bed
Saturday night!
Ballots on pages
17 & 18
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Obituaries
Sidney Eugene Schad was a
man of the Earth.  Nothing
pleased him more than farming
from its planting stage to harvest-
ing the swaying grain and heavy
sunflower heads. Sidney was born
March 31, 1948 in Pierre, South
Dakota to Donald A. and Helen S.
(Anderson) Schad. He grew up in
the Lantry/Eagle Butte areas
with his four brothers and sister.
He attended Cheyenne/Eagle
Butte High School, graduating in
1966. Next, he ventured to Black
Hills State College and graduated
in 1970 with a degree in Business
Administration and Psychology.
Sidney completed educational
courses at Springfield, South
Dakota. When his father passed
in 1971, he began to farm his
grandfather’s land. He served in
the National Guard for 6 years.
He worked as the food service
manager at Yankton College for 2
years.
On August 7, 1971, Sidney
married his high school sweet-
heart, Verna Rose in Eagle Butte,
S.D.  Two sons were born to the
couple, Jeremy (1974) and Ryan
(1978). 
His grandchildren: Sydney and
twins, Mya and Matthew, were
very important to him, and, since
they lived near, a great relation-
ship was forged with their grand-
father.
Relishing matching wits with
his friends, Sid would meet with
them for morning coffee.  Often
with a twinkle in his blue eyes, he
would offer opposing views to gen-
erate comments – just maybe, an
argument would ensue!
Sidney Eugene Schad
Arlene LaVonne Kolbu, 84,
Sturgis and formerly of Red Owl,
died Thursday, October 25, 2012,
at her home in Sturgis.
Visitation was held on Tuesday
at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in
Sturgis with a service at 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be 1:00
p.m. Wednesday, October 31,
2012 at the Union Center Com-
munity Baptist Church in Union
Center with Pastor Wes Lebrier
officiating. Burial follows at
Pleasant View Cemetery near
Red Owl.
A memorial has been estab-
lished to the Red Owl Hall.
Arlene was born November 21,
1928 at Sturgis, SD, to Albert J.
and Clyde A. (Timmons) Stage.
She was raised near Red Owl
where she attended Stranger
grade school. She graduated from
Faith High School in 1948.
Arlene married Orville Kolbu
at Sturgis on October 15, 1948.
The couple made their home on
the Kolbu family ranch until 1993
when they moved to Sturgis.
Arlene's life surrounded the
family ranch for many years. She
enjoyed raising sheep, ranching,
hunting, grandkids and the Red
Owl community. She wrote the
"Red Owl News" for the Sturgis
Tribune. She enjoyed having her
own column "Through the Knot-
hole" which enlightened people to
all the joys and sadness of ranch
life.
Survivors include her daugh-
ters Janet (Dan) Gilger, Belle
Fourche, Patricia (Dave) Reinert,
Gillette, WY, Kaye (Dean) An-
drews, Faith, SD; also one sister,
Ardis (Bob) Smiley, Sturgis;
seven grandchildren, Dawn
(Stephen) Toney, DeAnne (Matt)
Jensen, Brad (Beca) Andrews,
Randi (Shane) Delbridge, Jeff
(Elise) Reinert, Lance Reinert,
Dae Lynn (Brian) Gilger, eight
great grandchildren, Susannah
Toney, Connor and Dillon Del-
bridge, Eli and Brynn Jensen, Is-
abella and Elizabeth Reinert and
Coy Andrews.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Orville, infant son
Orville "Albert", parents, Albert
and Clyde, brother, Bones Ash-
ton, and sister, Alice Jensen.
Condolences may be sent to the
family at www.kinkadefunerals.
com
Arlene LaVonne Kolbu
Even after being diagnosed
with gliosarcoma, a rare brain
cancer, in 2010, he continued to
farm with his son Jeremy. He was
courageous in his battle with can-
cer for two years.  He died at
home, surrounded by his family,
on October 27, 2012. Sidney was
preceded in death by his daugh-
ter, Erin Elizabeth(1973); his fa-
ther; his mother-in-law Jean
Rose;  his maternal and paternal
grandparents, and two nephews,
Sidney is survived by his wife
Verna, sons, Jeremy (Rikki),
Lantry, SD and Ryan, Portland,
OR; three grandchildren, Syd-
ney, Matthew and Mya, Lantry,
SD; his mother, Helen Schad,
Eagle Butte, SD; his uncle,
Charles (Nyla) Schad Spearfish,
SD; brothers: Melvin (Georgia)
Schad, Sheridan, MI; Donald
(Jill) Schad, Lead, SD; Roderick
(Belva) Schad, Eagle Butte, SD;
and Neale (Kathy), San Antonio,
TX; sister Coral (Boyd) Joens,
Henry, SD; his father-in-law
Robert Rose, Eagle Butte, SD; sis-
ters-in-law: Nina (Jim) Craig,
Hillsboro, TX; Dawn (Mike) Cha-
vanu,  Kearney, NE; Danialle
Rose,  Pierre, SD;  and brother-in-
law, Joe (Bev)Rose, Eagle Butte,
SD and several nieces and
nephews.
Kesling Funeral Home, Mo-
bridge, is in charge of arrange-
ments.  Services will be conducted
by Pastor Pauline Webb, Eagle
Butte, and Father Claude Ver-
shure, Custer, at the United
Church of Christ in Eagle Butte,
with a Prayer service at 7: 30 PM
on Thursday, November 1st with
viewing 1 hour before the serv-
ice.  Funeral will be held at the
church on Friday, November 2nd
at 4:00 PM with viewing 2 hours
before the service. Inurnment will
take place at a later date.
A memorial has been estab-
lished.
Wed., Oct. 31: Sweet & Sour
Pork, Oven Baked Brown Rice,
Steamed Broccoli, Apricots
Thur., Nov. 1: Hot Beef on
Bread w/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes,
Green Beans, Peaches, Ice Cream
Fri., Nov. 2: Cream of Potato
Soup, Meat Salad Sandwich,
Stewed Tomatoes, Lemon Jello
w/Topping, Seasonal Fruit
Mon., Nov. 5: Salisbury Steak
w/Gravy, Mashed Potatoes,
Parslied Carrots, Grapes
Tue., Nov. 6: Turkey Ala
King, Mashed Potatoes, Califor-
nia Vegetables, Lime Perfection
Salad, Peaches
Wed., Nov. 7: Ham & Potato
Omelet, Green Beans, Cinnamon
Rolls, Plums
Thur., Nov. 8: Thanksgiving
Dinner-Roast Turkey, Mashed
Potatoes & Gravy, Green Bean
Almandine, Dressing, Cranberry
Sauce, Pumpkin Pie
Fri., Nov. 9: Chili, Marinated
Veggie Salad, Cooked Apples
Senior Citizens Menu
News Briefs
Clinic closing early
The Faith Clinic will be closing at 1:00 this
Friday, Nov. 2nd so staff may attend Verna
Schad’s husband’s funeral.
Dupree Craft Fair
The Dupree Craft Fair has been relocated to the
Dupree School New Gym on Sunday, Nov. 4th.
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Carv Thompson only served
four years in the South Dakota
House of Representatives, but it
seems much, much longer than
that to me.
Perhaps that’s because we
were both relatively young then.
All the world was new and any-
thing was possible. He was in his
first term, a druggist from Faith
with curly dark hair and an un-
lined face, when I showed up in
Pierre to cover the Legislature.
He probably would have been re-
elected many times to the House
had he not chosen to run for gov-
ernor in 1972. He was popular
back home. It seemed unlikely
that a Republican as active as he
was in Faith and Meade County
neighborhood would have lost an
election easily at that time.
But he wanted to take another
step, so he hopped into the gover-
nor’s race against popular incum-
bent Democrat Gov. Dick Kneip.
Now, Kneip is the only Democrat
elected governor in South Dakota
between the time of Tom Berry in
the 1930s and, well, whenever
state voters do it again. It was an
unusual time in South Dakota
politics. Kneip won. Carv parked
the Winnebago motor home he
had used in the “Carv Thompson
Family Campaign’’ and went
home to Faith.
When I think of that, which I
did recently after I’d done some
reminiscing with Carv at the
South Dakota Hall of Fame
luncheon (he’s among this year’s
crop of inductees), I’m reminded
of a scene in “Field of Dreams,’’
the Kevin Costner film about
baseball and Iowa cornfields.
Costner and James Earl Jones
are in Chisholm, Minn., where
the Moonlight Graham character
played by Burt Lancaster turns
down a chance to go play some
baseball. He chooses to stay and
practice medicine in Chisholm.
Costner is amazed and disap-
pointed. Jones says something to
the effect that if Graham had be-
come a ballplayer instead of a
doctor, it would have made a big
difference to the people of
Chisholm.
That’s a long-winded way to
set up this observation: Carv
could have been a pretty good
governor, I think. But the fact
that he didn’t win that race and
went home? That made a big dif-
ference to the people of Faith and
the expansive grassland out west
of the Missouri River.
He kept the drug store going
for years, organized a develop-
ment corporation that shep-
herded numerous projects,
including an apartment complex,
a swimming pool, the Prairie
Oasis Mall and others. He was al-
ways active in the Faith Stock
Show and Rodeo, a huge event
that drew some of the top names
in country entertainment for
most of 30 years. The entertain-
ment came because of Carv, and
the Stock Show and Rodeo
thrived in large part because he
wouldn’t think of it going any
other way. His talent as a pro-
moter helped land him a spot on
the State Fair Board. He served
13 years as chairman and enter-
tainment director.
One spring day several years
ago, as I traveled west on stories
for the newspaper, I stopped at
the drug store in Faith to greet
Carv.
“Hey,’’ he said with a big smile,
“You want to be on the radio? I’m
about to do my show on KBHB,
and it’s a pretty folksy thing.’’
We went in a back room at the
store, connected by phone with
the station in Sturgis, and I an-
swered half a dozen questions
about my assignments and my
travel plans. Good, down-home
stuff, he said.
One of my favorite memories is
a gathering, 1989, I think it was,
of former legislators for a recep-
tion in the state Capitol Rotunda.
Gosh, there were a lot of older
folks who resembled a bunch of
young legislators I’d known many
years earlier. Carv was among
them, shaking hands, swapping
yarns, rekindling the cama-
raderie that forms when good-
hearted people serve together.
I asked him if the event had
sparked any thoughts of running
for election again.
“You know, seeing all these
great people, a fella could start
thinking,’’ he said. He laughed.
“But the last thing Margaret said
when she waved me goodbye was,
‘Now, Carv, don’t you come home
with any foolish notions.’ I think
I’ll probably just savor the memo-
ries.’’
I think I will, too.
Lost election had a big impact: Faith man’s
disappointment served his home town well
By Terry Woster, Reprinted courtesy of The Daily Republic
State Fire Marshal Paul Mer-
riman plans to use part of the
hour he’ll gain when Daylight
Saving Time ends this weekend
to check the smoke-alarm batter-
ies at his home. He encourages
everyone else to do the same
thing.
Daylight Saving Time ends on
Sunday, Nov. 4. That’s when
clocks are set back an hour. Mer-
riman suggests state residents
mark the change by not only mov-
ing their clocks back but also
checking the batteries in their
smoke alarms and carbon monox-
ide detectors.
“This clock-change weekend is
a good reminder to make sure
your detectors are in working
order,’’ Merriman said. “A major-
ity of home fire deaths could be
prevented if all homes had work-
ing smoke detectors. Some statis-
tics say up to 80 percent of child
deaths in fires occur in homes
without working smoke alarms.
Please make sure your family
doesn’t become part of that statis-
tic.’’
If you don’t have smoke detec-
tors in your home, Merriman rec-
ommends you install them.
Smoke detectors have a test but-
ton. When the button is pressed,
the detector should make a
sound. If it doesn’t, the batteries
need to be changed. If that doesn’t
work, it’s time to replace the de-
tector.
Merriman offers these addi-
tional guidelines for keeping you
and your family safe from fire.
· At least once a month, press
the test button to check your de-
tector. 
·  For maximum protection, in-
stall smoke detectors on every
level of your home.
· Smoke detectors lose sensi-
tivity over time and should be re-
placed periodically.  Smoke
detectors are usually good for
about 10 years.
·  Periodically clean smoke de-
tectors using a vacuum attach-
ment. This removes particles that
could interfere with the detector’s
proper operation.
· Finally, brush up on your
family’s emergency exit plan. If
your family doesn’t have a plan,
this is an ideal time to develop
one. 
Change your clock, check
your batteries this weekend
Keep up with your city,
school, and county...
Read the Legals
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We would like to extend a grateful thank
you to everyone for all the beautiful cards,
thoughts, prayers, flowers, plants, food, and
memorials sent during the recent loss of
our mom and dad, mother-in-law and fa-
ther-in-law, grandparents and great grand-
parents Duane and Alice Thomas. Thanks to all who helped
with special music and tributes and attended the services in
Lemmon, Faith, and at Black Hills National Cemetery. Thank
you to all who cared for them and visited them at the the
nursing home in Lemmon. Thanks to all who shared their lives
and helped them make memories that they treasured.
Randy and Mona Thomas
Fred Reede
Tanya, Bill, Gereth, Treyton and Gabriel Bushong
Jamie, Sabrina, Brianna and Jacob Thomas
Boyce, Melissa, Dillon, Kole and baby Reede
Scott, Marla and Micah Reede
As I gain in age I also gain
knowledge and wisdom. One wise
thing my mother did was to not
let me seriously harm my siblings
during our occasional squabbles.
I’m finding those siblings are now
a real resource of knowledge
about things that happened in
our family. I asked sister, Adele,
what had become of the jeep my
dad had when we lived along the
Moreau River near Green Grass.
She didn’t remember so I called
brother, Bub. If it had a motor
and wheels Bub remembers! In
his story he reminded me that
dad had gotten the jeep when our
folks lived along Sulpher Creek.
Dad drove it to take Adele to at-
tend first grade at the Zeal
School. (I think Marie Collins
DeKnikker was her teacher.) Bub
said, “Dad would drive over, park
the jeep on the north side of the
creek and carry Adele across the
creek, then they’d walk the rest of
the way to school.” Dad, Irvin, got
two big heavy planks and fas-
tened them together, then used
his saddle horse to pull them
across the creek to form a foot
bridge. After that he and Adele
could walk across on to school.
One morning it was so muddy
Irvin took the horse we called
“Little Brown Jug” and they rode
to school. He tied the horse to a
branch and they started the walk
across the planks when they
heard something. Looking back
they saw Brown Jug right behind
them on the planks! Irvin hurried
Adele on over and then had to let
Jug finish crossing. I’m not sure if
Jug walked the plank on back or
they found a crossing. When I
called Adele to remind her of this
she gasped and said “Oh, I re-
member now, it was so straight
up and down, and the water was
really high!” Larry Walker’s
daughter, Tracey used to cross
the Cheyenne River on the ice or
in a boat to attend school on the
south side of the river. John Hei-
dler’s family had a little overhead
trolley above the river so their
kids could get to school when the
Moreau was up. People today still
fight bad roads, high water,  and
wind to get kids an education. I
commend all the parents like my
dad who did and do go above and
beyond to educate their kids. As
someone who has been a teacher
since the fall of 1975 I’d like to
ask you to vote NO on #16 on
Election Day. I know from a
whole lot of experience that pay-
ing a teacher for the class per-
formance is not a fair or reliable
way to judge that person’s teach-
ing ability. Anyone who has
raised livestock can tell you that
every once in awhile the ole bull
just must’a carried a gene to be
ringy and that “bloodline a cows
don’t have any milk”! Well guys,
kids are the same way and there
have been some classes that
didn’t test worth shucks but they
were darn good kids. Now let’s be
honest, you all know we can’t con-
trol the intelligence or back-
ground knowledge of the kids
teachers get so don’t expect a
teacher to wave a wand and come
up with a whole slew of little Ein-
steins. Just cause some fools in
the legislatures think everyone
who’s a good teacher can fix kids
who come from abusive, neglect-
ful homes where there’s no disci-
pline doesn’t mean you folks
aren’t smart enough to know bet-
ter. We have great parents in the
Faith area but I have also seen
the other side of things in Faith.
People say, ”Oh you teach in
Takini, that must be awful!”
NEWS  FLASH….. I’ve never
seen one thing in Takini I didn’t
see in the Faith School. If I just
offended anyone, I guess that’s
tough ‘cause it’s true! Don’t make
a good teacher be paid for a class
that does not perform or had a
poor teacher last year. If you have
a poor teacher   visit school and
see for yourself. Talk to the
teacher, then their supervisor
and go on up the chain of com-
mand but keep in mind these kids
don’t wear halos either. Educa-
tion is a two way street, teachers
must do their jobs but kids have
to do a job too. One part of a stu-
dent’s job is being there, being re-
spectful and paying attention.
The next part is doing the re-
quired work and reading. We can
not legislate good teachers, we
can observe them, guide them
and give them a mentor. Please
do not vote for Measure #16.
Thanks and I’m off my soapbox.
We had a quarter of an inch of
moisture on Wednesday. After
dropping Quirt at preschool in
Enning, Harold and I went to the
Hills on business. The farther
west we went the more moisture
we hit. Sturgis had a mix of rain,
sleet, snow. Many vehicles had a
layer of snow on the roof and the
hills were white. What a wonder-
ful sight to see after so much
dust. The amounts of moisture
varied around Meade County but
only a few fools weren’t happy to
see it.
Friday  Lacey and Quirt Won-
dercheck, Harold and I went to
Philip to visit my dad, Irvin
Thompson at the Philip Nursing
Home.
Saturday, Harold and I were in
Spearfish to watch our grandchil-
dren play soccer. We visited at
the home of Chet and Kristen
Kilmer after the games. Joining
us from New Underwood were
Kim and George Langendorfer
and from Spearfish were Jill
Schilling and children, Daniel,
Mathew, Timothy and Emma. On
our way home from Spearfish we
stopped at Union Center for the
carnival held by the Prairie Bible
Church. Elke King and children,
Susan Bendigo and kids and
Lacey and Quirt Wondercheck
were also there enjoying the fun.
We visited with Duane and
Sharon Keffler during the meal.
Duane commented that he’d sure
like to taste one of Carl
Pritzkow’s  cookies for dessert.
Guess Duane needs a recipe! .
There will be a Halloween
Party at the Marcus Hall Novem-
ber 3 starting at 7:00 P.M. Come
one, come all. Five dollars per
family and a sack of candy to
share will get you in.          
Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
We’ve been having some nice
fall weather, with a little winter
mixed in. We’ve had temps in the
30s mostly last week and even
had a few skiffs of snow! Temps
were up a little, in the 40s over
the weekend and into the early
part of the week. It is supposed to
be nice through Halloween any-
way, so be careful with all the lit-
tle ones running around if you’re
out driving around.
First I have to correct an item
I had in my news last week. I said
that Vernon Starr owned the
Cenex here. It’s a cooperative so
it is not privately-owned. Vernon
is the manager. Duh, what was I
thinking!! Oh well, nobody’s per-
fect, and I know I’m not!
Tuesday dinner and supper
geusts of Rick and Sherry Kokesh
were Barry and Jade Hauser
Young, who were here visiting
from Arizona, Josh and Megan
Manke and girls, Alishia Kokesh,
Jim and Margie Kokesh and Tom
and Carole Sternad. Joesy and
Sara Hauser had to work.
Jade and Barry Young visited
Grandma Irene Hintz on Sunday
on their way from visiting Darwin
and Patty Hauser. Family and
friends also had dinner there on
Saturday.
Condolences to the family of
Arlene Kolbu, and also to Verna
Schad on the loss of her husband
Sid over the weekend.
Keith and Vanden Gaaskjolen
were in town for the sale on Mon-
day and stopped by and had a cup
of coffee with Garnet.
Arlene Oliver from Lemmon
stopped by late last Thursday af-
ternoon and picked Garnet up to
travel to Sturgis to spend 3 nights
at the Vaughn and Lois Gotfred-
son home just out of Sturgis. On
Saturday, Wava Gotfredson
joined them and they spent the
day shopping in Rapid City. Gar-
net even found time to have coffee
with Karen Sletten and Marge
Hoffman at the mall. So good to
see them. They returned to Lois’
in the evening, and Friday, Gar-
net and Arlene went to Speafish
for a while, then traveled on to
Deadwood to visit Arlene’s son
Cody who works at the radio sta-
tion. They had supper together
and Arlene and Garnet went back
to Lois’ to spend the evening and
headed back to Faith Sunday
morning.
Dave and Eldora Fischbach
spent a couple days at their house
in Rapid City last week. Daugh-
ter Susan and Dean Isaacs joined
them from Indiana. Dean flew
them to Rapdi City in their air-
plane. Dean and Sue also had
lunch with dad Raymond on
Thursday in Belle Fourche. Dean
and Sue flew out Friday morning
and Dave and Eldora returned to
Faith then, too.
The Longhorns almost gave
their 1st round playoff game
away last Tuesday night. They
had a big lead over Kadoka and
ended up winning only by 8
points, 52-44. They traveled to
Arlington for their 2nd round
playoff game on Monday. Unfor-
tunately, their season ended with
a loss, 56-40. Boys, be proud! You
had a great season!
The District Volleyball Tour-
nament started in Bison on Tues-
day night. It continues there
Thursday and Friday. Good luck
Ladies! The Region Champi-
onship is next Tuesday, Nov. 6th
at Lemmon, and we hope the
Lady Longhorns are in it!
Daylight Savings Time ends
this weekend, so be sure to set
your clocks back an hour Satur-
day night before you go to bed.
You get an extra hour of sleep!!
Do any of you watch The
Amazing Race on Sunday nights?
It is a great show. Contestants
travel all over the world compet-
ing against each other. It is so in-
tersting seeing all the customs,
ways of life, etc. of people in for-
eigh countries, and see how lucky
we are to live in America!
Next Tuesday, November 6th
is Election Day! There are many
Measures and Initiatives to vote
on along with President, etc. I’m
still undecided on several of these
issues so I know I will be studying
yet. Get out and vote, it’s your
right as an American! If you don’t
vote, you have no right to com-
plain!!
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Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden
Last week I put in the news
that Brad and Mandy Lemmel
visited Spud, Bernice and dad
Rick.  Well,  I gave Brad the
wrong dad.  His dad is Ronny
Lemmel.  Sorry about that.
The Moyer family visited a
couple different times this week
at the Lemmel home. Other com-
pany this week was their friend
Lee Reawsoat from Rapid
City  who was a breakfast guest
one day and a dinner guest a dif-
ferent day.  Rorey and Ronny
Lemmel were out to the ranch
this week to help Spud and Rick
with cattle moving projects.
Dale Young and Rick Lemmel
have helped the Moyer family
with some projects at their house
this week.
Glenn, Margaret and Dan Fo-
gelman were in Sturgis and
Rapid City on Tuesday for ap-
pointments.
John and OJ Heidler helped
Merle Vig get the calves to the
livestock auction on Monday.
Merle's sons  Dale, Darrell and
Dean Vig were are their dad's to
help also.
Walter and Diane Fees made a
business trip into Newell on Mon-
day and to Belle Fourche on
Wednesday.
Faye Fees visited with Walter
and Diane on Tuesday at their
home. Grandson Jesse Fees cov-
ered the air conditioner for Faye
at her house this week. 
Barry and Cheryl Vig hosted
Bible study on Thursday for Mar-
lin and Ethel Ingalls and the Fo-
gelmans.
Ethel Ingalls got a phone call
from her cousin Darliene Keffeler
telling her that Dave Palmer's
wife, Irene, passed away at their
home in Casper, WY from cancer.
Our condolences go out to
the Palmer family.
Marlin and Ethel Ingalls kept
Weather has been very fall like
recently, but mid-week, this Hal-
loween, looks to be quite mild.
Soldiers of the Cross began on
Monday of this week. It will be
scheduled for Mondays until the
end of November because of other
scheduled activities.
The Prairie Bible Church held
their annual fundraiser on Satur-
day evening at the CMC Commu-
nity Center. There was a variety
of activities for the little ones to
do as well as chili and very tasty
chicken noodle soup supper with
desserts. This community event
was well attended and an enjoy-
able time for those who attended.
The Faith football team trav-
eled to Arlington, SD on Monday
morning for playoffs. Some of
their fans made the long trip east
to support the team. Reg Rhoden
and friends headed to Madison on
Sunday afternoon in order to take
in the game on Monday. Caden
Smiley and Chaney Keffeler are
part of the team and we wish
them all the best. Tristen Rhoden
is on the injured list because of
knee surgery, but stays part of
the team and video tapes the
games.
There are many TV adds pro-
moting candidates and Initiated
Measures for the November 6,
2012 election. After next Tues-
day, the airways will be relieved
of the many ads. With a number
of initiated measures and ballot
issues, it is important for voters
to become informed before voting.
Most of the rural Meade 46-1
schools will be participating in
Kids Voting this year.
Arlene LaVonne Kolbu, 83,
Sturgis and formerly of Red Owl,
died Thursday, October 25, 2012,
at her home in Sturgis. Funeral
services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednes-
day, October 31, 2012 at the
Union Center Community Bap-
tist Church in Union Center with
Pastor Wes Labrier officiating.
Burial follows at Pleasant View
Cemetery near Red Owl. A memo-
rial has been established to the
Red Owl Hall. Survivors include
her daughters Kaye (Dean) An-
drews, Red Owl, SD, as well as
Janet and Patricia. She was also
the sister of Ardis (Bob) Smiley.
She had seven grandchildren, and
eight great grandchildren. Our
sincere condolences go out to the
family at this time.
The basketball program in the
rural schools has begun and will
go until about the first week in
December.
For those wishing to have a
place to watch the results with
other folks on election night, one
may go to the Republican Head-
quarters on Main Street, Sturgis
at the HO Anderson building.
Our District 29 candidates Repre-
sentative Dean Wink, Senator
Larry Rhoden and Gary Cam-
mack have no opposition in their
races this year.
As a reminder, Gary and Amy
Cammack will host an open house
at their home on Sunday, Novem-
ber 4 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. They
have a beautiful addition to their
home that many are curious to
see.
Trina and Melvin Arneson won
the mixed team roping at the
South Dakota Rodeo Finals held
in Rapid City recently. Trina also
won the all girl division. Delbert
Cobb came out on top in one of the
events, but no official report of
these results has been sent. If
someone involved in the rodeo
scene would like to send results
that would be great. Regardless,
we have a great bunch of cowboys
and cowgirls from Central Meade
County!
medical appointments in Rapid
City on Friday.  Saturday, Debbie
Delbridge came up to the Ingalls
place to help with some fencing
project.
Carmen Heidler was in Rapid
City one day this week for shop-
ping and taking Dorothy Heidler
to an appointment.
John and Carmen Heidler at-
tended the wedding and dance for
nephew Chance Anderson and
bride Merretta Kahl held at Is-
abel on Saturday.  Congratulation
to you kids.
Howard and I went to Sturgis
on Sunday forenoon for some
shopping before joining the Si-
mons Siblings for our monthly
gathering.  Clara Beth Peterson
hosted it at her home with Larry
and Nancy Carpenter. Wayne
and Joyce are still in Nevada so
missed them.  Other guests were
cousin Ting Jensen and Mitt and
Katy Ness and great nephew
Zach and Sharon Peterson and
kids.  Nancy showed a computer
presentation on some geneology
facts and pictures of our mother's
families, the Burditt's.  Good food
and good visit, of course.
October 29, 2012 excavation
work will begin near the south
and west shoulder of state High-
way 473 between the Nevada
Gulch Lodge at Terry Peak Ski
Resort and Stewart Slope Road
near Lead.
This work is part of a project to
rebuild Highway 473 from Stew-
art Slope Road to Nevada Gulch.
Trucks may begin hauling on
Highway 473 starting November
1, 2012 and motorists can expect
minor delays. Start dates may
change due to weather.
Traffic will be controlled by
flaggers for trucks entering the
highway. Motorists are advised to
slow down within the construc-
tion area and be aware of large
equipment and construction
workers.
Grading and hauling work will
continue through the winter
months weather permitting.
Completion date for the project is
October 30, 2013.
For additional information
concerning construction of this
project please contact Zandstra
Construction, Inc. at (605) 348-
9300 or FMG Engineering at
(605) 342-4105. 
Work to begin on State Highway 473 near Lead
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annual adjustment cannot exceed
the growth rate in state general
fund revenues. Any resulting
shortfall in the state aid will be
made up in subsequent year.” Of-
ficial Attorney General Explana-
tion, 8/29/2011.
What is Referred Law 16
Referred Law 16 (Formerly
HB1234) is an education reform
act to establish a teacher scholar-
ship program; create a program
for math and science teacher
bonuses; create a program for
teacher merit bonuses; mandate a
uniform teacher and principal
evaluation system; and eliminate
state requirements for teacher
tenure.
Is this Necessary in our
State?
Initially this measure came as
HB1234 that was pushed through
the legislature as an educational
measure without seeking input
from the educational community.
There is a wealth of experience in
our state of dedicated profession-
als who are willing to assist in
putting together legislation that
impacts education. Instead a na-
tional agenda was adopted to try
to transform education in our
state. Our South Dakota students
test in the top of the nation. How-
ever, the teachers’ salaries consis-
tently rank among the lowest of
the states. Doesn’t it seem rea-
sonable that emphasis should be
put where the problems exists?
Referred Law 16 promotes a
measure of Merit Pay which has
been tried and proven ineffective
in other states. Why would we
want to try something that
doesn’t work when we already
have very successful teaching
methods working in our state.?
Referred Law 16 also includes
eliminating teacher tenure. In
South Dakota, elementary and
secondary school teachers have
“continuing contract” which
grants them due process rights
before they can be dismissed.
This provides due process rights
which all citizens in our country
deserve. Under current practices
in SD an ineffective teacher can
be dismissed with accurate docu-
mentation of administrators. Fi-
nally, the Referred Law has costs
to enact. If the State has money
to implement these negative as-
pects to our educational system,
why did we lose funds to our
schools during the last two years?
We would recommend that if the
State has money to spend on edu-
cation, it should be given to the
schools directly to help ALL stu-
dents and teachers.
In reality it is an unfunded
mandate that puts further re-
strictions on our already limited
budgets. Referred Law 16 should
be defeated and go back to have
each of the elements addressed
with professional education assis-
tance and funding provided.
For these reasons, we feel that
Referred Law 16 is bad legis-
lation for our schools and ask
you to vote NO.
We encourage you to vote YES
on IM15 and NO on RL16!!
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Local Angus breeders recognized
for owning proven bulls in 2012 Fall
Sire Evaluation Report
FAITH BOYS TAKE HOME THE TROPHYS! … Jason
Reed and Brad Vance recently made their marks in the cutting
horse world by winning in two of the breeders shows. At the Dakota
Classic Cutting Futurity held in Platte, SD, Brad Vance was cham-
pion in the Non-Pro Derby with his horse Movin By Whitch, and
Jason Reed was reserve champion with his horse Bright Starlights.
Jason also won the buckle in the 3 Year Old Amateur Non-Pro class.
The next weekend at the Minnesota Fall Festival Breeders Show in
Winona, MN Jason and NRR Jack the Cat took the Non-Pro Futurity
Champion and Brad Vance on Movin Lika Whitch took third. Con-
gratulations to our winners!! Photo courtesy of Susie Reed
Hugh E Ingalls, Faith, SD,
owns two bulls; Schauer Angus,
Faith, SD, owns one bull; John &
Tammy Sletten, Faith, SD,
own   two bulls; and Pine Creek
Angus Ranch, Faith, South
Dakota, owns eight bulls listed in
the 2012 Fall Sire Evaluation Re-
port, published by the American
Angus Association® in Saint
Joseph, Mo. Issued in both the
spring and fall, the new report
features the latest performance
information available on 6,067
sires, and is currently accessible
at www.angussiresearch.com.
"This report provides both
Angus breeders and commercial
cattle producers using Angus ge-
netics with accurate, predictable
selection tools for improving their
herd," says Sally Northcutt, ge-
netic research director. Expected
Progeny Differences (EPDs) are
generated from the performance
database of the American Angus
Association, which includes infor-
mation submitted by nearly 9,000
Angus breeders this past year
through the Association’s Beef
Improvement Records (BIR) pro-
gram.
The Fall 2012 evaluation in-
cludes a full suite of EPDs for pro-
duction, maternal, and carcass
traits. Available decision-making
tools also include $Values, the
bio-economic indexes designed to
assist commercial producers in
simplifying the genetic selection
process.
The semi-annual analysis for
the Sire Evaluation Report uti-
lizes over 21 million measures
used to generate nearly 62 million
EPDs for the Angus breed.
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The PRCA Top Bucking Stock
has been announced, rewarding
the best bull and bucking horses
for the 2012 season. Chuckulator
of Sutton Rodeo Company in
Onida, SD was named “2012 Sad-
dle Bronc of the Year”.
The 8-year-old Chuckulator
has put together an impressive
resume in a short amount of time
and finally is getting his due. The
colorful bay stocking legged stud
horse is hyper and athletic. He
won Bareback and Saddle Bronc
of the Badland Circuit Finals in
2011, the first horse to win both
awards in the same year. He also
won Badland Circuit Saddle
Bronc Horse of the year in 2011
and 2012. He has been selected to
the Wrangler National Finals
Rodeo in 2010 and 2011, being
voted as a Top Ten Saddle Bronc
at the NFR in both of those years.
“He’s not even reached his
prime and he made the top 10
vote the last two years at the
NFR,” stock contractor Steve Sut-
ton said. “He’s just kept getting
better all the time, and then this
year we ventured out to a few
more places that had short gos
and he drew good cowboys and
they all did well on him.”
Chuckulator is a product of
Sutton Rodeos “Born to Buck”
program in which they raise 98%
of the bucking horses they use.
His Sire Justin Boots, Dam Mid-
night Star and Dam’s Sire Mr. T
all were all selected to compete in
the National Finals Rodeo.
Other Sutton Rodeo stock hon-
ored by the PRCA includes 1961
Bull of the NFR in Dallas, Baldy
owned by Korkow/Sutton & Re-
serve Bareback of the NFR,
Snake River both owned by Sut-
ton; 1964 Reserve Bareback of the
NFR Yellow Jacket in Los Ange-
les; 1979 Saddle Bronc of the
Year, Deep Water; 1985 Bareback
Horse of the Year, Tombstone.
The awards were voted on by
the top 20 cowboys in the world
standings in each event as of Sep-
tember 18, 2012.
Volunteers who donated to the
VA Black Hills Health Care Sys-
tem (BHHCS) “Hoptel” – a free,
temporary, overnight housing
unit for Veterans undergoing
treatment at the Fort Meade VA
Medical Center – had a chance to
tour the housing unit for the first
time, on October 17.
“We just want to help get the
Veterans what they need,” Diane
Ward of the South Dakota Veter-
ans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Ladies Auxiliary said. This serv-
ice organization donated a coffee
pot, toaster, patio set and paper
products to the new Hoptel.
Many VA BHHCS Veterans
must travel more than 50 miles to
the Medical Center and free, tem-
porary lodging can be a true
haven. Some Veterans may stay
for weeks, receiving chemother-
apy or radiation for their cancer.
Others stay for the night to en-
sure their timely arrival for tests
or surgery the next day.
In December 2010, VA BHHCS
received funding for the conver-
sion of a four-bedroom quarters
building on the Fort Meade cam-
pus into a Veterans’ Hoptel –
transitory, overnight lodging for
Veterans undergoing treatment
at the Fort Meade campus, with
one bedroom reserved for women
Veterans and their attendants,
spouses or children, as appropri-
ate.
On September 4, the tempo-
rary lodging unit opened its
doors, ensuring Veterans already
concerned about their health, fi-
nances and transportation do not
have to worry about where they
will sleep.
“When we hear of a need like
this for Veterans and their fami-
lies, we spread the word. We’re
happy when we can help,” Larry
Rousnsevell of the Fort Meade
American Legion VA Voluntary
Service said. The American Le-
VA BHHCS Hoptel open for business
PRCA Top Bucking Stock Announced
gion donated a microwave and
paper products to the Hoptel.
The Hoptel includes a bed,
bath, linen, soap and towels and
access to a central food prepara-
tion and dining area. Lodging can
be provided when a patient has
an appointment and, as a result
of irregular shuttles or inclement
weather, the Veteran’s tests or
exams are not scheduled until
the following work day or report-
ing of tests cannot be completed
prior to appointment. Veterans
who must travel more than 50
miles to the Fort Meade VA Med-
ical Center are eligible for lodg-
ing.
Since the Hoptel opened, it has
consistently been at least 75 per-
cent full.
The VA BHHCS volunteers
who donated to the Hoptel en-
joyed getting a peek at the tem-
porary housing unit that has
been helping so many Veterans.
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Many veterans are involved in
agriculture
Veterans Day is November 11,
but the federal holiday is cele-
brated on Monday, November 12,
this year. According to a 2011
White House Report, Jobs and
Economic Security for Rural
America, 44% of men and women
who serve in the U.S. Military are
residents of rural areas of the
country, even though rural resi-
dents overall account for 17% of
the population. About 6.1 million
veterans currently live in rural
communities.
A September 28, 2012 report
by Elisha Harig-Blaine for the
National League of Cities esti-
mates 914,000 veterans with a
service-connected disability are
from rural areas. Roughly one-
third of VA-enrolled veterans who
served in Iraq and/or Afghanistan
are expected to return to their
hometowns in rural areas.
The unemployment rate of
rural veterans historically has
been higher than for the general
population. A number of federal
and nonprofit organization pro-
grams aim to help veterans with
employment and adjustment is-
sues.
Purdue University is offering a
two-day workshop, called Veter-
ans and Agriculture: Opportuni-
ties for Employment,
Entrepreneurship, and Enrich-
ment, on November 7-8, 2012 at
the Beck Agricultural Center in
West Lafayette, Indiana.
On Day 1 the participants re-
ceive intensive instruction on
such topics as funding agricul-
tural operations, marketing and
agritourism, working with the VA
and state Vocational Rehabilita-
tion, traumatic brain injury and
PTSD, assistive technology for
farmers with disabilities and
more.
On Day 2 the participants re-
ceive hands-on experience at Pur-
due farms in sessions such as
livestock management, aquacul-
ture and agronomy basics, plus
tours of local sustainable farms
and livestock facilities.
For additional information,
email: agrability@agrability.org
or call 1-800-825-4264. Registra-
tion fees are waived for veterans
who are not representatives of or-
ganizations. Veterans may call to
inquire about the availability of
travel stipends.
There are many Beginning
Farmer Programs for Military
Veterans listed on the internet
that offer a variety of benefits and
trainings in agriculture for veter-
ans.
For example, a veteran can ob-
tain a VA loan to purchase a farm
if the veteran intends to live in a
home on the farm and can show
how the farm will turn a profit.
The Farmers Home Adminis-
tration shows preference to veter-
ans when financing farm
operations.
The Farmer Veteran Coalition
(www.farmvetco.org), a nonprofit
organization, has as its mission:
To mobilize veterans to feed
America. The organization fre-
quently hosts events such as con-
ferences and offers other forms of
help to veterans to enter the agri-
cultural business and to improve
their overall well-being.
The Farmer Veteran Coalition
newsletter reports that the Sen-
ate version of the Farm Bill,
which has not yet passed in the
House, establishes a Veterans
Agricultural Liaison to help con-
nect veterans with beginning
farmer training and/or agricul-
tural vocational and rehabilita-
tion programs.
The Senate bill amends the
Outreach and Assistance Pro-
gram for Socially Disadvantaged
Farmers and Ranchers, known as
Section 2501, to include veteran
farmers and ranchers. It also
amends the Environmental Qual-
ity Incentives Program (EQIP) to
give the same increased cost
share to veterans as other socially
disadvantaged groups.
The Senate version of the
Farm Bill also sets aside a per-
centage of funding in the Begin-
ning Farmer and Rancher
Development Program for groups
to help veterans transition into
agriculture.
Many veterans who are no
longer actively connected with the
Military have a natural affinity
for living in rural areas and work-
ing in agriculture, according to
Michael O’Gorman of the Farmer
Veteran Coalition. Molly Theo-
bold, research associate with the
Worldwatch Institute and former
Labor 2008 Pennsylvania State
Communications Director for the
National AFL-CIO, writes a blog
that agrees.
Not only do veterans originate
in disproportionate numbers from
rural sections of the country, but
they, and others who grew up in
nonrural areas, seek a peaceful
lifestyle in rural communities and
fulfillment in agricultural en-
deavors when they leave active
duty.
Many veterans who are deal-
ing with post traumatic stress
disorder, and a great many other
veterans who are making transi-
tions back into civilian life, like
the open spaces of the countryside
and the serenity associated with
nature. They feel solace in the
outdoors. They find useful pur-
pose and healing in agricultural
activities.
Veterans often gravitate to-
ward occupations that involve
caring for others. Producing the
food and fiber that are essential
for life are occupations that sat-
isfy the desire to assist others.
Persons interested in learning
more about Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder can find previous
columns about PTSD and Healing
PTSD that were published on
June 16 and June 23 this year on
the website of the newspaper
where you routinely read the
Farm and Ranch Life column. Or
you can order reprints from the
website: www.agbehavioral-
health.com.
Like the readers of this Farm
and Ranch Life column, I am
grateful to all veterans for the
sacrifices they made to protect
our country and our way of life.
As I write this, I am thinking par-
ticularly of Owen, who just re-
turned from Afghanistan and is
healing from shrapnel wounds to
his stomach. He, his family and
mine are good friends forever.
Dr. Rosmann is a Harlan Iowa
psychologist and farmer. Contact
him through the website: www.ag-
behavioralhealth.com .
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Dr. Rossman Dr. Rossman
A few years ago, Mary Ro-
duner sat across from a young
couple who had both just lost
their jobs. They were looking for
ways to cut expenses and still
provide healthy meals for their
three young children. They came
to her to learn how to garden.
"Nationwide, because of the
economy, many people look to
gardening as an economical way
to feed their family, but many of
have not gardened before," said
Roduner, SDSU Extension Mas-
ter Gardener Coordinator.
That's where SDSU Exten-
sion's Master Gardener program
can help. Master Gardener volun-
teers across South Dakota help
train both young people and
adults in techniques for growing
vegetables in the South Dakota
climate and soils.
In her new role as the
statewide Master Gardener Coor-
dinator, Roduner will provide
guidance and help develop train-
ing materials for the program
which trains about 100 South
Dakotans each year, in classes of-
fered at locations throughout the
state.
About 1,400 South Dakotans
have taken the intensive training
course since the program began
in 1985, said Rhoda Burrows,
SDSU Extension Horticulture
Specialist and the Master Gar-
dener Program Coordinator for
the last 10 years.
Volunteers receive more than
60 hours of classroom and hands-
on training over a nine-week pe-
riod. SDSU Extension staff
provides the training for a nomi-
nal fee, asking that in return,
participants volunteer 50 hours
over the following two years in
their communities sharing their
knowledge. Once the hours of
service are complete, trainees
then receive the status of Master
Gardener.
"The Master Gardener pro-
gram is a perfect fit with the mis-
sion of SDSU Extension. It
educates the public and encour-
ages participants to share the
knowledge they gain from the
program with their community,"
Burrows said.
The result is more than 7,200
volunteer hours shared with
South Dakota communities each
year. Master Gardeners do every-
thing from leading workshops
and training seminars on garden-
ing and answering gardening
questions at local farmers' mar-
kets or being available for call-in
questions at county and regional
Extension centers; to working
with local food banks and non-
profits to facilitate community
and school gardens.
"Master Gardeners are ac-
tively involved in the groundswell
movement to produce food locally
and increase the consumption of
fruits and vegetables," Burrows
said. "It's especially exciting to
see the work they are doing in
school gardens to train the next
generation of gardeners."
Accessible for everyone
Traditionally, all Master Gar-
dener courses were taught in a
classroom setting. For some par-
ticipants, this meant driving
many miles to the nearest train-
ing location and made it prohibi-
tive for others to participate.
Burrows and Roduner are cur-
rently working to pilot a new
training method for Master Gar-
deners. According to Burrrows,
the goal is to make much of the
course training available online,
with a smaller portion of the class
in-person for subjects best
learned with hands-on experi-
ence. This would minimize travel
to a classroom, as well as making
the Master Gardener program
more accessible to a wider range
of South Dakotans.
"SDSU Extension is committed
to this program and wants to
make it work for everyone," Ro-
duner said. "We live in a state
where many live miles from the
nearest training center. One par-
ticipant told me that she had to
wait to take the course until she
retired because she worked full-
time and could not take nine days
off for the training. Once the
course is converted to an online
platform, then no matter where
you live in South Dakota, you can
participate."
Roduner and Burrows are cur-
rently working with other SDSU
Extension staff and SDSU Horti-
culture faculty to develop the on-
line courses. Anyone interested in
participating in Master Gardener
training in 2013 should contact
Roduner at mary.roduner@sd-
state.edu or 605-394-1722. 
SDSU Extension Master Gardeners
exploring an online teaching
platform
October 31, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 9
Freshmen: Tye Grubl, Bonnie
Lutz, Troy Thompson
Sophomores: Karisa Car-
michael, Teigen Grubl, Jarius
Halligan, Jerrica King
Juniors: Bailly Enright,
Brooke Enright, Shanna Selby,
Brandi Simons
Seniors: Paige Brink, Wyatt
Martin, Kalyb Miller, Tearnee
Nelson, Marty Shaff
Straight “A”
Freshmen: Teagan Engel,
Bonnie Lutz
Sophomores: Jarius Halligan
Juniors: Elizabeth Johnson,
Karli Kilby, Brooke Manca,
Shanna Selby, Brandi Simons,
Madison Vance
Seniors: David Ruth, Drew
Vance
“A” Average
Freshmen: Jene Kilness,
BreeAnne Manca, Sierra Price,
Alicia Simons, Jacob Ulrich
Sophomores: Josh Afdahl,
Gereth Bushong, Trey Donovan,
Shayna Engel, Chaney Keffeler,
Sam Kennedy, Jerrica King,
Shane Lutz, Michaelah Martin,
Glenn Palmer, Dalton Sheridan,
Tanner Simons, Joseph Ulrich,
Abigail Wicks
Juniors: Clay Bernstein,
Bailly Enright, Brooke Enright,
Jocelynn Keffeler, Katy Miller
Seniors: Paige Brink, Ashley
Drum, Katie Haines, Gerri Lau-
renz, Reggie Rhoden, Caden Smi-
ley
“B” Average
Freshmen: Tanielle Arneson,
Katie Bogue, Brandi Enright,
John Gropper, Kassidy Inghram,
Hunter Johnson, Brittney Os-
trander, Tristen Rhoden, Wyatt
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Nelson, Emilee Smith
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King
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Tristan Kennedy
3rd Grade
Perfect Attendance: Alexia
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Citizenship: Kaycee Groves,
Shelby Schuelke
4th Grade
Perfect Attendance: Brodie
Bachman, Kirston Delbridge, Al-
lison Haines, Sidney Hanson,
Morgan Medrud, Delaney Smith
A Honor Roll: Ariah Engel,
Allison Haines, Sidney Hanson,
Lindsey Jones, Morgan Medrud,
Tyson Selby, Delaney Smith,
Blake Vig
B Honor Roll: Brodie Bach-
man, Kirston Delbridge, Dawson
King
Citizenship: Allison Haines,
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5th Grade
Perfect Attendance: Jaydon
Delbridge, Harland Groves, Hugh
Groves, Allix Vance, Natalie Veit
A Honor Roll: Treyton
Bushong, Megan Drum, Harland
Groves, Hugh Groves, Allix Vance
B Honor Roll: Sydnie
Schauer, Tiara Selby, Denim Var-
land, Natalie Veit
Citizenship: Megan Drum,
Harland Groves
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Carmichael, Lenae Haines,
Brooklyn Hanson, Mikenzy Miller
A Honor Roll: Seth Drum,
Rowdy Fishcbach, Lenae Haines,
Jerin Halligan, Brooklyn Hanson,
Jayden Shoemaker
B Honor Roll: Kyler
Carmichael, Keyaira Kirkley,
Mikenzy Miller
Citizenship: Rowdy Fis-
chbach, Lenae Haines
7th Grade
Perfect Attendance: Seth
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Smith, Brock Vance
A Honor Roll: Kailyn Groves,
Devin Martin, Brock Vance
B Honor Roll: Duce Escott,
Samuel Gropper, Brooke Lem-
mel,
Mark Smith, James Ulrich
Citizenship: Triston Del-
bridge, Kailyn Groves
8th Grade
Perfect Attendance: Kaeli
Carmichael, Will Lutz, Brooklyn
Schauer, Cole Trainor
A Honor Roll: Garret Drum,
Trey Grubl, Shali Sheridan, Con-
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Welter
B Honor Roll: Kaeli
Carmichael, Jake Foster, Will
Lutz, Brooklyn Schauer
Citizenship: Garret Drum,
Penny Welter
Maurine School
Perfect Attendance: Colby
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A Honor Roll: Iver Paul,
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William Anderson
B Honor Roll: None
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FHS 1st Quarter Perfect
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Grubl, Rio Hulm, Wylee Nelson,
Tyen Palmer, Tori Simonson
Juniors: Brandi Bachman,
Ashton Delbridge
Seniors: Cody Bernstein,
Kenny Carmichael, Shania Hei-
dler, Dean Johnson, Jesse King,
Wyatt Lutz, Wyatt Martin,
Tearnee Nelson, Marty Shaff,
Wyatt Simonson, Cody Trianor,
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The Faith Longhorns hosted
the Harding County Ranchers on
Thursday, October 18th. The
Longhorns led at the end of the
first quarter, and tied at the
half. The Ranchers outscored the
Longhorns in the third, but the
Horns came back within 2 points
at the end of the game.
Quarter scores
Faith 12-12-12-26
Harding County 6-12-28-28
The Longhorns had 6 penalties
for 40 yards, while the Ranchers
had 11 for 80 yards. The team
had 36 rushes for a total of 157
yards.
Cody Trainor led in carries
with 11 for 100 yards. Clay Bern-
stein had 6 for 33 yards, and
Gereth Bushong 14 for 30 yards.
The Longhorns completed 5 of
18 passing attempts for 111
yards, and had one interception.
Gereth Bushong completed 5
passes for 111 yards.
Cody Bernstein led the Long-
horns with 28 tackles, followed by
The Longhorns had 40 rushes
for 167 yards. Cody Trainor had
10 carries for 76 yards, Clay
Bernstein had 11 for 51 yards,
and Gereth Bushong had 9 car-
ries for 22 yards. Gereth Bushong
completed 5 passes for 161 yards
for the Longhorns.
Shane Lutz had 17 tackles, fol-
lowed by Chaney Keffeler with
16, Clay Bernstein 14, and Rio
Hulm with 10. Cody Trainor in-
tercepted 3 of the Kougar’s
passes.
Gereth Bushong threw a 74
yard pass to Cody Trainor for a
touchdown, with Cody also mak-
ing the extra point. Cody followed
with a 12 yard rush for a touch-
down, with Clay Bernstein get-
ting the extra point. Cody again
had a rush of 31 yards for a touch-
down, and made the extra point.
Gereth Bushong threw a 24 yard
pass to Caden Smiley to score,
with Cody Bernstein getting the
extra point. Gereth followed with
a 39 yard pass to Cody Bernstein,
the extra point was no good. Clay
Bernstein on a 35 yard kick re-
turn scored a touchdown, with no
extra point.
The win has the Longhorns
traveling to Arlington on Monday,
29th for their 2nd round game.
The Longhorns hosted Kadoka
Area in their first round playoff
game on Tuesday, October 23rd.
The Longhorns led by 16 points at
the end of the first quarter, and
outscored the Kougars 46-14 in
the second quarter. The final
quarter was a whole different ball
game, with the Kougars making a
big run on the Longhorns, pulling
within 8 points, but the Longhorn
defense held tough.
Quarter scores
Faith 16-46-46-52
Kadoka 0-14-14-44
Clay Bernstein with 24, Gereth
Bushong 12, Cody Trainor 11 and
Marty Shaff 11.
Caden Smiley pulled down one
of the Ranchers interceptions.
Clay Bernstein rushed 4 yards
for a touchdown, and also had a
35 yard rush for another. Gereth
Bushong rushed 1 yard for a
touchdown, with Cody Trainor
getting the extra point. Gereth
Bushong threw a 10 yard pass to
Caden Smiley for a touchdown.
Longhorns win 1st
round playoff game
Longhorns football team have
first loss of season
Cody Trainor … carries the ball while teammates Cody Bernstein - #20, Marty
Shaff - #99, Clay Bernstein - #32 and Shane Lutz- #30 keep the Kadoka Kougars at
bay during Round One of the playoffs. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
Rio Hulm, #24 … kicks off during the Longhorn/Kadoka game on Tuesday, Octo-
ber 23rd. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
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The Lady ‘Horns recently trav-
eled to Newell to take on the Irri-
gators in C, JV, and Varsity
matches. The C team fell just
short losing their match in two
sets with scores of 20-25 and 23-
25. Leading scorer was Kassidy
Inghram with 10 points (3 aces).
The JV lost their match in three
sets with scores of 25-21, 17-25
and 2-15. Leading scorer was
Brooke Enright with 4 points (2
aces). The Varsity finished the
night with a win in three sets
with scores of 25-20, 25-17 and
25-21. Leading scorer was Karli
Kilby with 19 points (1 ace).
The Longhorns hosted Takini
for their last regular season
matches last Thursday. The JV
lost their match in three sets with
scores of 25-9, 23-25 and 11-15.
Leading scorer was Brooke En-
right with 14 points (9 aces). The
Varsity gave their seniors a final
win at home with scores of 25-10,
Last Saturday the volleyball C
team traveled to Newell to com-
pete in a triangular with Newell
and Harding County. The Long-
horns lost to Newell in five sets
with scores of 10-25, 25-12, 26-24,
11-25 and 11-15. Leading scorer
for the match was Michaelah
The South Dakota State Li-
brary Braille and Talking Book
Program has established an audio
book depository at Faith
Public/School Library.
The depository is available to
anyone who has a visual impair-
ment that prevents them from
seeing print, a physical disability
that prevents holding materials
and/or turning the pages, or a
learning disability caused by an
organic dysfunction.
In order to receive the service,
individuals must register with
the State Library Braille and
Talking Book Program. Registra-
tion materials are available at
Faith Public/School Library.
Once registered, an individual
will receive his or her own audio
book player. Books can be mailed
directly to a participant’s home,
or they can be checked out at the
Faith Public/School Library.
There is no charge for this serv-
ice.
Talking books are now avail-
able on digital cartridges as well
as cassettes. With this change,
not only can digital books be
mailed directly to participants,
but those who have access to the
Internet can view a catalog of dig-
ital books. From this catalog, par-
ticipants can select a book they
want to read, download the book
to a USB standard flash drive,
and listen to the book on the dig-
ital player.
If a participant does not have
access to the Internet, staff at the
Faith Public/School Library can
assist in downloading books. All a
participant needs is a USB stan-
dard flash drive.
To learn more about the audio
book collection, contact Faith
Public/School Library at 967-2262
or the South Dakota State Li-
brary Braille and Talking Book
Program at 800-423-6665. 
The Faith Public/School Li-
brary is open:
Mondays, Tuesdays and
Thursdays 8 AM – 7 PM
Wednesdays 8 AM – 4 PM
Fridays 9 AM – 3 PM
Braille and Talking Book Program
extends its reach to Faith Library
Martin with 25 points (14 aces).
The Longhorns then played Hard-
ing County and lost in three sets
with scores of 10-25, 10-25 and
16-25. Leading scorer was again
Michaelah Martin with 3 points
(2 aces).
Lady Longhorns finish regular season
By Coach Alison Grueb
25-9 and 25-6.
More complete player stats can
be found at MaxPreps.com. The
Varsity finished the regular sea-
son with a 25-5 record. District
16B action begins in Bison Octo-
ber 30th with 2nd and 3rd rounds
being played November 1st and
2nd. Faith is the #1 seed and
therefore receives a bye the first
round and will play the winner of
Newell and Bison November 1st.
Longhorn C squad plays
in Newell Triangular
By Coach Alison Grueb The Longhorns football season
came to an end Monday night, Oc-
tober 29th when they suffered
their first loss in the playoffs. The
Longhorns made the long trip to
Arlington early Monday morning.
The Longhorns advanced to this
second round game by defeating
Kadoka Area last week, but they
didn’t fare as well this go. They
played a hard game, but came up
short, losing 56-40.
The Longhorns can be proud of
themselves; they had a super sea-
son, ending it with an 8-2 record.
Hopefully we’ll have the stats
in next week’s issue.
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Strengthening America’s National
Forests
As harvest season continues,
so does the historic drought that
has impacted so many producers
and communities. Today, USDA
and other Federal agencies con-
tinue doing all we can to help
farmers and ranchers. Unfortu-
nately, due to inaction by Con-
gress, many programs authorized
under the 2008 Farm Bill expired
on October 1, and other aspects of
the law will continue to expire in
the coming months.
While we continue to urge Con-
gress to take up a Food, Farm and
Jobs Bill as soon as possible,
USDA continues our work to fur-
ther economic opportunity in
rural America.
This includes our efforts to pro-
tect, restore and properly manage
America’s National Forests.
We remain in the midst of a se-
rious fire season that continues
today, particularly across the
Western United States. USDA re-
mains focused on restoring and
enhancing our forests to protect
communities while creating jobs.
For example, since 2009 USDA
has improved more than 113,000
miles of forest roads and trails.
We have also reduced flammable
vegetation on more than 11 mil-
lion acres of forests. These efforts
protect rural communities from
fire while enhancing forest vital-
ity.
They also set the stage for
more tourism. In fact, in 2011,
Ag Secretary Vilsack’s
Column
more than 166 million Americans
visited a National Forest. These
visits supported 200,000 jobs in
rural communities. And through
the “America’s Great Outdoors”
initiative, we’re looking to build
on that success by further recon-
necting Americans to the out-
doors.
USDA has modernized policies
to manage our National Forests.
We finalized a new “National
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allow communities to continue
creating Forest jobs, while pro-
tecting the forest for generations
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million acres.
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ators that depend on the forest.
USDA is working in a number of
regions across the U.S. to main-
tain forest mills – collaborating
with local communities and con-
servation groups to maintain a
sustainable timber supply, while
restoring our forests.
Finally, we’re developing the
future of wood-based products.
USDA has undertaken more than
80 new efforts nationwide to ex-
pand wood as an energy source.
Our Forest Products Lab is pio-
neering amazing new uses for
wood – such as developing
nanocellulose for use in plastics,
electronics, aerospace materials,
body armor, and more.
For decades, America’s Na-
tional Forests have stood as a
tremendous national treasure.
Today, their value continues –
providing recreation, economic
benefits, jobs and cutting edge
new materials.
At USDA we will continue
working to restore, protect and
enhance the Forests. We under-
stand that strong National
Forests mean a stronger economy
for many rural areas.
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You can apply online for Social
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the most impressive of these plan-
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earnings and a written estimate
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There, you'll find information on
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#32, Clay Bernstein … moves the ball while fellow teammates
clear a path during the playoff game against the Kadoka Kougars. The
Longhorns won the game with a score of 52 – 44.
Photo by Marcia Samuelson
October 31, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 13
Northern Hills
Eye Care
Schedule for Faith Clinic
For Appointment call: 1-800-648-0760
1st & 3rd
Wednesdays
of each month
Dr. Prosser
Wednesday,
NOV. 7, 2012
Dr. Hafner
Wednesday,
NOV. 21, 2012
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Honorees from across the state
will be recognized at the Annual
Casey Tibbs Foundation Tribute
Dinner to be held on Saturday,
November 3rd at the Casey Tibbs
SD Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre.
This years’ honorees include,
Troy Brown of Harrold, as “Rodeo
Cowboy Great” who won the Bad-
lands Steer Wrestling Champi-
onship three times; Lisa
Lockhart, of Oelrichs, as “Rodeo
Cowgirl Great” who is a six-time
Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
qualifier in barrel racing; Ralph
Maynard originally from Dupree,
as “Past Rodeo Great” who com-
peted at the Rodeo Cowboys Asso-
ciation National Finals Rodeo
four times in bronc riding; Singer
Kyle Evans, formerly of Wessing-
ton Springs, as “Rodeo Promoter”,
who performed for more than 40
years at rodeos all over the coun-
try; John “Jack” Carr Family
Ranch of White River, as “Ranch
Cowboy Family”, who has
ranched for nearly 70 years; and
Stallion “Walter Mitty”, as “Rodeo
Animal Athlete.” Mitty is owned
by Delbert and Lois Stinson of
New Underwood. The Stallion
won Barrel Racing, Pole Bend-
ing, and numerous other titles.
Now in its 23rd year, the Trib-
ute Dinner is an opportunity for
friends and families in the ranch-
ing and rodeo communities to cel-
ebrate and honor the
accomplishments of South
Dakota cowboys, cowgirls, fami-
lies and animals. Their photos
and biographies are added to the
Casey Tibbs Foundation to host
23rd Annual Tribute Dinner
“Wall of Fame” each year, located
in the Rodeo Center.
Dinner tickets can be pur-
chased 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.
The Sioux Horse Effigy and Mis-
sionary Mary Collins
Slender as a whippet, the
Sioux Horse Effigy is one of the
most recognizable and cherished
artifacts in the South Dakota
State Historical Society’s Mu-
seum at the Cultural Heritage
Center in Pierre. The effigy is the
logo of the SDSHS.
Most horse dance sticks carved
by the Lakota are of the front half
of a horse on a stick that could be
carried in a dance. The Sioux
Horse Effigy is considered a mas-
terpiece of American Indian
sculpture because it is the com-
plete figure of a horse. Carved out
of wood, the 3-foot-long dance
stick is enhanced by a mane and
tail of real horsehair, with reins
and a bridle made of leather.
It is believed that the Sioux
Horse Effigy was carved by a war-
rior in the late 1800s to honor a
brave horse that was injured or
killed in battle. The sides of the
effigy are riddled with holes that
suggest bullet wounds, with red
paint suggesting blood seeming to
seep from the wounds. Its ears
are slanted backward, symboliz-
ing fear and pain. The horse
sculpture’s elongated body and
forward leaping motion suggest a
leap from life to death.
The Sioux Horse Effigy was
collected by Mary Collins, a mis-
sionary to the Lakota.
Collins was born in 1846 in Illi-
nois and grew up in Keokuk,
Iowa. She received a Master of
Arts degree from Ripon College in
Wisconsin. After three years of
teaching in Keokuk, she decided
to become a Congregational mis-
sionary and was sent to Dakota
Territory to be a missionary to
the Lakota.
She arrived at Oahe Mission,
located about 12 miles north of
what is now Pierre, on Nov. 10,
1875. Ten years later, Collins
moved to the Little Eagle Station
on the Grand River, located about
20 miles west of Mobridge. Her
home made of logs was used for
both school and church.
Collins learned the Lakota lan-
guage and ways. Her knowledge
of medicine resulted in her be-
coming known as a “medicine
woman” and gave her a status
that she might not otherwise
have had. Collins became friends
with Sitting Bull and tried to con-
vince the Lakota to give up the
Ghost Dance. She possessed a
sense of humor and was a practi-
cal woman. She taught American
Indians how to live well in this
present life, how to serve God,
how to build homes and how to
become self-supporting. By all ac-
counts, Collins was respected by
the Lakota.
“I had dedicated my life to this
work little knowing how much of
hard physical labor and drudgery
were required of a missionary in
our own land,” Collins wrote. “I
had been in school all my life ei-
ther as a student or a teacher, so
that I was not very well fitted for
hardships, and had I not felt that
everything I did was for the uplift
of the Indians I could not have
held out.”
Nonetheless, she described her
years to service to the American
Indians as years of delight.
Collins retired from the min-
istry in 1910 and moved back to
Keokuk. There, she made the leap
from life into death on May 25,
1920. Many of her correspon-
dences, including her autobiogra-
phy, are contained in the SDSHS
Archives.
This moment in South Dakota
history is provided by the South
Dakota Historical Society Foun-
dation, the nonprofit fundraising
partner of the South Dakota State
Historical Society. Find us on the
web at www.sdhsf.org.
News Briefs
The Sioux Falls Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma,
an education organization for women, is working
on a project to send blankets to Jordan. Currently
almost a thousand refugees a day are coming into
Jordan and most are living near the border in
tents. As winter approaches the DKG group
thought it would be good to knit blankets, espe-
cially for babies. So if you knit or crochet, they
would like to ask you to use up your yarn and
make 10” X 10” squares, any color, any stitch. You
can just make one, or a couple or even a whole
blanket if you have time. These will be given to a
local church to stitch together to distribute in Jor-
dan this winter. Anything you have to send,
please bring to Elsie Baye by November 8th or call
967-2707 after 6 pm.
Page 14• October 31, 2012 • The Faith Independent
There are several keys to suc-
cessful shelterbelt establishment.
Select the right site and location
to accomplish the intended pur-
pose. Evaluate the soils map and
slope conditions for site limita-
tions. Design the orientation and
length, so as to protect the in-
tended area without causing
problems in adjacent areas. The
planned width between rows
should be suitable for tree species
and the equipment to be used for
maintenance. Select species that
are proven to do well on the soils,
growth rates to provide protection
soon enough, mature heights to
protect a big enough area and
longevity for dependability for the
future. Make plans for long-term
weed control by using mechanical
methods, mulches and chemicals.
Site preparation for shelterbelts
is very important. The best time
to begin weed control is prior to
planting. Perform deep tillage 9”-
12” deep one year prior to plant-
ing to reduce weeds and bank soil
moisture. Clean cultivate the site
and / or use herbicides to keep the
site weed free. Limit spring
tillage to a light disc or harrow to
remove new annuals and save
moisture.
When designing and selecting
species for shelterbelts, plan for 5
or more rows for primary protec-
tion from the north and west and
2-3 rows for secondary protection
from the south and east. Include
at least 1 row of evergreen species
and at least 1 row of fast growing
broadleaf species. Ensure that
snow accumulation does not
crush or break down leeward
rows by planting tree and shrub
species that are best suited for
leeward rows. It is important to
select species that are adapted to
our area and USDA Hardiness
Zone.
Good care and maintenance of
your shelterbelt will result years
of good service. Weed control and
soil moisture retention are critical
and related to long-term survival.
Weeds can use most of the avail-
able moisture and greatly reduce
tree seedling growth and sur-
vival. Mechanical weed control is
very effective at bringing weed
seeds to the soil surface for germi-
nation and controlling annual
weeds. Several cultivations dur-
ing the growing season are best.
Care should be taken not to culti-
vate too deep as tree roots may be
damaged. Perennial weeds should
be sprayed with herbicides and
allowed time to die before cultiva-
tion.
The use of weed control fabric
has become very common with
shelterbelts in the last twenty
years. It acts as a physical barrier
to weed emergence, prevents sun-
light from reaching germinating
Monday:
Breakfast: Burritos
Lunch: Hot Hamburger – $4.29
Sandwich: BBQ Chicken
Tuesday:
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch: Tacos – $4.29
Sandwich: Rueben
Wednesday:
Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy
Lunch: Asian – $4.29
Sandwich: Hamburger
Thursday:
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch: Cassserole – $4.29
Sandwich: Philly Steak & Cheese
Friday:
Breakfast: Burritos
Lunch: 2 Piece Chicken Dinner – $4.29
Sandwich: Hamburger
…The Better Choice
Prairie Oasis Mall 605-967-2622
Faith, SD
Keep up with your city,
school, and county...
Read the Legals
weed seeds and conserves mois-
ture. It is important to either do
tillage or mowing between the
rows several times during the
growing season. Otherwise,
weeds can grow big with roots
reaching underneath the fabric
robbing moisture from the trees.
Herbicides can be used to effec-
tively control problem weeds, es-
pecially perennials. Use of
pre-emergent and post emergent
herbicides along the edge of weed
control fabric eliminates strips of
weeds left from tillage and it is
possible to eliminate weeds be-
tween trees and growing through
the slits next to the trees. It is
possible to control many annual
weeds and save some moisture
with pre-emergent herbicides
without the use of weed control
fabric in the rows of shelterbelts.
A 4 foot wide band of herbicide is
sprayed directly over the row
after the killing frost in the au-
tumn when trees are dormant.
After 4-5 years and the trees are
established and too big to spray
over, use of pre-emergent herbi-
cides can be stopped.
Shelterbelts can be damaged
by livestock and upland wildlife.
Construction and maintenance of
appropriate protective fence
should be done as needed. In
some situations the use of tree
protectors and wildlife repellents
may also be warranted.
My sources for this news re-
lease were the Montana State
Seedling Nursery and Natural
Resources Conservation Service.
If you would like more informa-
tion about “Shelterbelt Planning,
Establishment and Mainte-
nance,” call Bob Drown at the
Conservation Office at 605-244-
5222, Extension 4.
All programs and services pro-
vided by the Northwest Area Con-
servation Districts are provided
regardless of race, color, national
origin, gender, religion, age, dis-
ability, political beliefs, sexual ori-
entation, and marital or family
status.
TREE TALK – Shelterbelt Planning, Establishment
and Maintenance By Robert W. Drown, Natural Resource Specialist
October 31, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 15
Fort Worth, Texas-based pipe
manufacturer WL Plastics began
construction this week of its new
plant in Rapid City.
The firm makes high-density
polyethylene pipe (HDPE) prima-
rily for the end-use markets of
mining and industrial, oil and
gas, irrigation, potable water and
sewer systems. 
HDPE pipelines are strong,
flexible and able to withstand
ground movement and corrosive
soils that compromise PVC and
iron pipe.
“It is great news that WL Plas-
tics is expanding in South
Dakota,” Gov. Dennis Daugaard
said. “The company’s decision to
invest in our state is the latest af-
firmation of South Dakota’s favor-
able business climate and its
growing manufacturing sector.”
The Rapid City Opportunity
Capture Fund Committee ap-
proved an incentive package in
April for WL Plastics, including
an infrastructure development
loan and a job-creation grant.  In
addition, the State of South
Dakota facilitated the issuance of
an industrial development bond
to be used for plant construction
and equipment.
WL Plastics also has plants in
Texas, Kentucky, Utah and Al-
berta, Canada, said Mike Dahl,
WL Plastics Director.  He said the
Rapid City plant will help supply
North Dakota’s oil industry.
“Growth in the North Dakota
energy market is a factor in the
company’s effort to expand here,”
Dahl said.
Dahl said Rapid City Mayor
Sam Kooiker, Ben Snow of the
city’s Economic Development
Partnership, and several other
city leaders have been very help-
ful in the plant site selection
process.
"We're excited about having
them as a partner in the commu-
nity," Kooiker said. "These are
the types of positions our commu-
nity needs more of."
Kooiker hopes WL Plastics will
serve as a growth anchor for
Rapid City’s industrial sector, es-
pecially when it comes to opportu-
nities to serve the growing
Bakken oil field in North Dakota.
About 40 people will be employed
in highly skilled and semi-skilled
positions at the WL Plastics
plant, located north of Interstate
90 between exits 60 and 61. The
skilled jobs are highly sought by
economic development officials
who are focused on raising the
city’s average wage by recruiting
jobs in six sectors that include
manufacturing and energy.
The Rapid City plant will be
WL Plastic’s seventh manufactur-
ing operation in North America.
New Ralnfall lnsurance For 2013 Pasture & Rayland
Contact Crew Agencyfor detaiIs.
SaIes cIose date is November 15, 2012
New Ralnfall lnsurance For 2013 Pasture & Rayland
Contact Crew Agencyfor detaiIs.
SaIes cIose date is November 15, 2012
The Pasture, Rangeland & Forage - Rainfall Index (PRF-RI) is based on NOAA data and uses an approximate
12x12 mile grid. Producers must select at least two, two-month time periods in which precipitation is important
for the growth and production of forage/pasture. These time periods are called index intervals. Insurance pay-
ments to the producer suffering a loss are calculated based on the deviation from normal precipitation with
the grid and index intervals selected. This insurance coverage is for a single peril - lack of precipitation.
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Crew Agency is an equaI opportunity provider.
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Rapid City plant
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Page 16• October 31, 2012 • The Faith Independent
The Dewey, Meade & Ziebach
County FSA offices would like to
keep you informed of the follow-
ing items important to USDA pro-
grams. If you have any questions
please contact the Dewey County
office at 865-3522 ext 2, Meade
County at 347-4952 ext 2, or
Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext 2.
IMPORTANT DATES TO RE-
MEMBER:
November 15 – Report Crop
Acreage for Perennial Forage,
winter Wheat and Rye to FSA
2013 ACREAGE REPORTING
DATES
Appointments have been
mailed for Dewey & Ziebach
County. If your date will not
work please contact the of-
fice. Meade County produc-
ers please contact the office
for an appointment.
For the 2013 crop year, new
acreage reporting dates have
been implemented as part of the
Acreage Crop Reporting Stream-
lining Initiative. This process is
intended to streamline the com-
mon processes within USDA
(FSA and RMA).
You are reminded to make
note of these important dates to
ensure you do not miss out on any
USDA benefits.
November 15, 2012- report all
perennial forage, winter wheat
and rye
January 2, 2013 Honey
Please call the FSA office to set
up your appointment to report
acreage before November 15,
2012
USDA is an equal opportunity
provider, employer and lender.
To file a complaint of discrimina-
tion, write to USDA, Assistant
Secretary for Civil Rights, Office
of the Assistant Secretary for
Civil Rights, 1400 Independence
Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410, Wash-
ington, DC 20250-9410, or call
toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (Eng-
lish) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or
(866) 377-8642 (English Federal-
relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish
Federal-relay). USDA is an equal
opportunity provider and em-
ployer.
USDA/Farm Service
Agency News
PIERRE, S.D. - Coordinating
efforts with the Governor’s
Drought Task Force, the South
Dakota Department of Agricul-
ture (SDDA) is asking farmers
and ranchers who struggled with
this year’s extreme drought con-
ditions to send their ideas on
drought disaster relief.
“SDDA wants to know how we
can best help our producers
through this drought year,” said
South Dakota Secretary of Agri-
culture Walt Bones. “Hearing
their ideas first-hand is the best
way to do that.”
Producers are encouraged to e-
mail their comments and sugges-
tions by Friday, Nov. 16, to ag-
mail@state.sd.us , call 605-733-
5425, or write the South Dakota
Department of Agriculture, 523 E
Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501.
Agriculture is South Dakota’s
No. 1 industry, generating nearly
$21 billion in annual economic ac-
tivity and employing more than
80,000 South Dakotans.  The
South Dakota Department of
Agriculture’s mission is to pro-
mote, protect, preserve and im-
prove this industry for today and
tomorrow.  Visit us online at
http://sdda.sd.gov/ or follow us on
Facebook and Twitter.
South Dakota Department of
Agriculture seeks input from
producers on disaster relief
NEXT SALE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH
Special Spring Calf Sale & Yearling Sale
Expecting 3000-3500 Calves with 600-700 Yearlings
Sale Time: 9 AM
Consignments:
Jenson – 180 Angus calves – Wilcox – 250 Angus steers
Parker – 375 Char & Angus calves SAV – Bartell – 150 Angus steers
Hedstrom – 220 Angus calves – Paul – 75 Angus heifers
Fogelman – 100 Red Angus steers (weaned) – Buer – 150 Angus calves
Gerbracht – 120 Angus steers – Henderson – 100 Angus steers
Sexton – 120 Angus calves – Kolb – 90 Angus steers
Mathews – 80 red & black calves – McKinstry – 50 Red Angus steers
Akers – 150 blk & bldy calves – Lundberg – 150 blk & Char x steers
LaDue – 300 Angus calves SAV – Mathern – 70 Red Angus calves (weaned)
Hohenberger – 160 Angus calves – Alley – 115 Angus calves
Thompson – 150 Hereford calves SS – Beld – 175 Angus & Char x calves
Bernstein – 200 Angus calves
More calves and yearlings expected by sale time.
Upcoming Sales:
Friday, November 9: Special bred cow and heifer sale
Monday, November 12: Special calf and yearling sale
Monday, November 19: Special bred cow, bred heifer and sheep sale
Faith Livestock Commission Co.
(605) 967-2200
A big sale here for Monday, October 29, with a steady market
on all classes of livestock. A tremendous offering of calves
with a lot of buyers on the seats, again sending calves to 6
or 7 different states. A big run of cows and bulls for the sale,
put the calves at a later start, but the buyers all stayed to the
end.
Thank you for your business.
REPRESENTATIVE SALES
LaDue Ranch
82.....................Angus steers SAV 509 .............$178.00
47.....................Angus steers SAV 432 .............$186.00
86....................Angus heifers SAV 486 .............$165.00
Walters & Campbell
57.....................Angus steers SAV 472 .............$178.00
73.....................Angus steers SAV 398 .............$191.50
........................Angus heifers SAV 412 .............$163.25
Hall Ranch
90 ...............blk & bldy steers SAV 621 .............$161.50
92 ...............blk & bldy steers SAV 550 .............$168.00
R & C Olson
130...........................Angus steers 602 .............$159.25
Tony Holt
43.............................Angus steers 654 .............$153.50
R & D Nash
70.............................Angus steers 650 .............$155.50
36.............................Angus steers 554 .............$165.00
51............................Angus heifers 614 .............$145.50
Cobb Cattle Co
96.............................Angus steers 530 .............$171.00
95.............................Angus steers 448 .............$178.00
100..........................Angus heifers 464 .............$152.00
Darwin Hauser
115......................blk & bldy steers 511 .............$175.25
66 .......................blk & bldy steers 440 .............$181.00
Lutz Ranch
102...........................Angus steers 539 .............$173.00
39.............................Angus steers 539 .............$171.50
65.............................Angus steers 458 .............$186.25
62............................Angus heifers 458 .............$174.50
Besler Ranch
92 ............blk & Red Angus steers 530 .............$172.75
H & M Wiesinger
97 ............................Char x steers 527 .............$172.00
100 .....................blk & bldy steers 493 .............$170.25
123 .........................Char x heifers 509 .............$157.00
S & R Anderson
80.............................Angus steers 541 .............$169.25
24.............................Angus steers 441 .............$173.00
Darrell Stockert
57.............................Angus steers 502 .............$171.25
46............................Angus heifers 469 .............$150.00
Allen Dye
123...........................Angus steers 534 .............$170.00
75.............................Angus steers 467 .............$175.75
Doyle Simon
83.............................Angus steers 542 .............$170.75
Larry Schuelke
128 ...................Red Angus steers 470 .............$171.25
Sidney Miller
38 .......................blk & bldy steers 535 .............$172.00
Brian Kolb
26.....................Angus steers SAV 662 .............$150.50
Eric Sanders
23.............................Angus steers 655 .............$150.75
Milton Storm
35.............................Angus steers 585 .............$160.75
J & M Palmer
45.............................Angus steers 551 .............$166.75
46.............................Angus steers 475 .............$170.50
Linn Ranch
72.............................Angus steers 554 .............$169.50
31.............................Angus steers 486 .............$180.50
Robbi Birkeland
19.............................Angus steers 531 .............$169.25
10.............................Angus steers 620 .............$150.50
We appreciate your business. Give us a call at 605-967-2200
or www.faithlivestock.com if you have livestock to sell.
We would be glad to visit with you.
Gary Vance – (605) 967-2162 OR Scott Vance – (605) 739-5501
OR CELL: 484-7127 OR Max Loughlin – (605) 244-5990 OR
1-605-645-2583 (cell) OR Glen King 1-605-390-3264 (cell)
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INSTRUCTIONS TO
THE VOTERS
VOTING RIGHTS
Any voter who can't mark a ballot be-
cause the voter has a physical disability
or can't read, may ask any person they
choose to help them vote.
Any voter may ask for instruction in
the proper procedure for voting.
Any voter at the polling place prior to
7:00 p.m. is allowed to cast a ballot.
If your voting rights have been vio-
lated, you may call the person in charge
of the election at __________, the Sec-
retary of State at 888-703-5328, or your
state's attorney.
Any person who is convicted of a
felony on or after July 1, 2012, loses the
right to vote. However, any such person
may register to vote following the com-
pletion of their felony sentence.
A felon Any person who is convicted
of a felony on or before June 30, 2012,
and who receives a sentence of impris-
onment to the adult penitentiary system,
including a suspended execution of sen-
tence, loses the right to vote. Felons Any
such person so sentenced may register
to vote following completion of their sen-
tence. Further information is available at
www.sdsos.gov.
ELECTION CRIMES
Anyone who makes a false statement
when they vote, tries to vote knowing
they are not a qualified voter, or tries to
vote more than once has committed an
election crime.
Published October 31, 2012 at the
total approximate cost of $14.40
Notice of testing
automatic tabulating
equipment
Notice is hereby given that the auto-
matic tabulating equipment will be tested
to ascertain that it will correctly count the
votes for all offices and measures that
are to be cast at the General Election
held on the 6th day of November, 2012
The test will be conducted on the 1st
day of November, 2012, at 9:00 o'clock
a.m. at the following location: Meade
County Auditor’s Office.
Dated this 21st day of September,
2012.
Lisa Schieffer, Meade County Auditor
Published October 31, 2012 at the total
approximate cost of $6.85
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Meade County
Commission Special
Meeting (Tuesday,
October 16, 2012)
Generated by Lisa G Schieffer on
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Members present: Alan Aker, Gary
Cammack, Robert Heidgerken, Linda
Rausch. Not present Doreen Creed.
Meeting called to order at 1:00 PM
1. Call Meeting to Order at 1:00 PM
Procedural: A. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Items from Commission
Action, Discussion: A. BLM Firewise
Initiative
Action, Discussion: B. Executive Ses-
sion per SDCL 1-25- 2 (1) (3)
Commissioner Creed present via
telephone.
Motion to go into executive session
per SDCL 1-25-2 (1) (3).
Motion by Cammack, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Cammack, Heidgerken,
Rausch.
Not Present at Vote: Creed.
Commissioner Creed present via
telephone in executive session.
Action: C. Exit Executive Session
Motion to go out of executive session
and return to regular session. A roll call
vote was taken.
Motion by Cammack, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Motion to adopt the proposed job de-
scriptions and pay scale for a Fire Miti-
gation Coordinator and Fire Mitigation
Specialist. A roll call vote was taken.
Motion by Aker, second by Creed.
Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed,
Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch.
Motion to designate the Human Re-
source/Commissioner Assistant Jerry
Derr as the responsible Department to
supervise and hire the position of Fire
Mitigation Coordinator and oversee the
same. A roll call vote was taken.
Motion by Creed, second by Rausch.
Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cam-
mack, Heidgerken, Rausch.
Discussion was had regarding the
Meade and Faith School Districts and
the decision that was made for capital
outlay dollars.
Motion was made to request a state-
ment of findings for the Board’s decision
of the allocation of dollars between the
two school districts and to authorize the
chairman to submit that to the Faith
School District and inclusion in the Octo-
ber 2012 minutes. A roll call vote was
taken.
Motion by Cammack, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed,
Cammack, Heidgerken, Rausch.
3. Adjourn
Action, Procedural: A. Adjourn the
Meeting
Motion to adjourn the meeting. A roll
call vote was taken.
Motion by Rausch, second by Creed.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
APPROVED:
_____________________________
Alan Aker, Chairman
ATTEST:_________________________
Lisa Schieffer, Auditor
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LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWA School October 31, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 19
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY
Dr. Jason M. Haf ner
Dr. David J. Prosser
OPTOMETRISTS
Faith Clinic
1ST–3RD WEDNESDAYS
OF THE MONTH
PH: 967-2644
1-800-648-0760
910 Harmon St
RYAN SEAGER
Cell: (605) 441-7465
Fax: (605) 859-2766
ryanseager@hotmail.com
PHILIP MOTOR,
INC.
Bus. (605) 859-2585 or 1-800-859-5557
101 W. Oak St., PO Box 816
Philip, SD 57567-0816
Chrysler • Dodge Ram • Ford-Lincoln
Faith Community
Health Service
HOURS Mon.–Fri.:
8 a.m.–12; 1 -5 p.m.
605/967-2644
After Hours
Verna Schad: 964-6114 or
605-365-6593 (cell)
Dusty’s Tire Service
PH: 605-490-8007 – Faith, SD
“Have truck will travel”
For all your on-farm tractor, truck &
machinery tire repairs call Dusty.
Leave a message if no answer
Call anytime 7 days a week!!
I have tubes & most common tires on
hand & can order in any tire of
your choice.
WEST RIVER CABLE
TELEVISION
Serving the town of
Faith, SD
1-888-411-5651
Bison, SD
H&H Repair–Jade Hlavka
3 mi. W & 3 mi. N of Howes, SD
Equip. Repair/Maintenance -
Hydraulics - A/C - Tires
Car & Light Truck Tires
Shop: 605-985-5007
Cell: 605-441-1168
Certified Diesel Tech
hhrepair@gwtc.net
Dr. Brandace Dietterle
DC Chiropractor
EVERY MONDAY
Located in
Imagine and More
Prairie Oasis Mall,
Faith, SD
PH: 415-5935
Imagine And More
Home Furnishings
High Quality ~ Low Cost
Prairie Oasis Mall
Po Box 402 Faith, SD 57626
Mon.–Thurs. 8 AM-6 PM
Bus: 605-967-2562
Krissy Johnson ~ Owner
Ravellette Publ. Inc.
We offer a complete commercial
printing service ...
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• Envelopes • Brochures
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PO Box 38 • Faith, SD 57626
Ph: 605-967-2161
FAX 605-967-2160
PUBLIC NOTICE OF
DESTRUCTION OF
SPECIAL
EDUCATION
RECORDS
Students and parents of students
who have exited the Faith School District
#46-2 Special Education Program
PRIOR to June 1, 2007 are hereby noti-
fied that these special education records
will be eliminated from our files as of No-
vember 1, 2012. Any former special ed-
ucation parent or student who wishes to
obtain these records must contact Mrs.
Elsie Baye at the Faith School, 206 W.
5th St., ph # 605-967-2152, prior to No-
vember 1, 2012. Please allow at least a
48 hour notice of your request and be
prepared to present proper identification
in order for records to be released.
Published Oct. 24, 31 & Nov. 7, 2012 at
the total approimate cost of $19.70
Notice of Audit of
the Fiscal Affairs of
the Northwest Area
Schools Multi-
District/Educational
Cooperative
Notice is hereby given that the North-
west Area Schools Multi-District/Educa-
tional Corporative, Isabel, South Dakota,
has been audited by Cahill Bauer & As-
sociates, LLC for the year ended June
30, 2012. A detailed report thereon is
available for public inspection, during
normal business hours, at the business
office of the School District, and also
available at the Department of Legisla-
tive Audit in Pierre, South Dakota or on
the Department of Legislative Audit web-
site at http://www.state.sd.us/legisla-
tiveaudit/Reports/reports_all.htm.
The following findings and recom-
mendations provide a brief description of
material weaknesses in internal control
that are described in more detail in the
audit report.
Findings: A lack of proper segrega-
tion of duties existed for the revenue
function resulting in decreased reliability
of reported financial data and increased
potential for the loss of public assets.
Recommendation: We recommend
that Cooperative’s officials be cognizant
of this lack of segregation of duties for
revenues and attempt to provide com-
pensating internal controls whenever.
and wherever possible and practical.
Finding: The Cooperative does not
have an internal control system de-
signed to provide for the preparation of
the annual financial statements including
required footnotes and disclosures, in
accordance with generally accepted ac-
counting principles. As auditors, we were
requested to draft the financial state-
ments and accompanying notes to the fi-
nancial statements.
Recommendation: This circum-
stance is not unusual in an organization
of this size. It is the responsibility of man-
agement and those charged with gover-
nance to make the decision whether to
accept the degree of risk associated with
this condition because of cost or other
considerations.
Cahill, Bauer & Associates, LLC
Published October 31 and November 7,
2012 for an approximate total of $36.37
NOTICE OF
GENERAL
ELECTION
A General Election will be held on
Tuesday, November 6, 2012, in all the
voting precincts in Meade County.
The election polls will be open from
seven a.m. to seven p.m. mountain stan-
dard time on the day of the election.
The polling place in each precinct of
this county is as follows:
NORTHEAST STURGIS #1A, STUR-
GIS COMMUNITY CENTER
EAST STURGIS #1, STURGIS
COMMUNITY CENTER
SOUTHEAST STURGIS #2
STURGIS COMMUNITY CENTER
SOUTH STURGIS #2A
STURGIS COMMUNITY CENTER
CENTRAL STURGIS #3
STURGIS COMMUNITY CENTER
WEST STURGIS #4
STURGIS COMMUNITY CENTER
SOUTHWEST STURGIS #4A
STURGIS COMMUNITY CENTER
NORTHWEST STURGIS #5
STURGIS COMMUNITY CENTER
STURGIS #5A,
STURGIS COMMUNITY CENTER
TILFORD #6
STURGIS COMMUNITY CENTER
ALKALI #6A, ALKALI HALL
RURAL STURGIS #7
STURGIS COMMUNITY CENTER
HARMONY #8
STURGIS COMMUNITY CENTER
BEAR BUTTE #9
STURGIS COMMUNITY CENTER
SUMMERSET #10
SUMMERSET CITY HALL
PIEDMONT #11
PIEDMONT COMMUNITY GYM
EAST PIEDMONT #12
PIEDMONT COMMUNITY GYM
SOUTHEAST PIEDMONT #13
PIEDMONT COMMUNITY GYM
BLACK HAWK #14
BLACK HAWK FIRE DEPARTMENT
RURAL BLACK HAWK #15
BLACK HAWK FIRE DEPARTMENT
WEST BLACK HAWK #16
BLACK HAWK FIRE DEPARTMENT
VIEWFIELD #17
NEW UNDERWOOD COMM. CENTER
ELM SPRINGS #18
ELM SPRINGS HALL
CENTRAL BLACK HAWK #19
BLACK HAWK FIRE DEPARTMENT
HEREFORD #20
HEREFORD HALL
ELK VALE #21
VANDENBERG SCHOOL
ELLSWORTH #22
VANDENBERG SCHOOL
BASE #23
VANDENBERG SCHOOL
WEST ELK VALE #24
VANDENBERG SCHOOL
WHITE OWL #25
WHITE OWL COMMUNITY HALL
CHALK BUTTE #27
CENTRAL MEADE CO. COMMUNITY
CENTER
FAIRPOINT #29
CENTRAL MEADE CO. COMMUNITY
CENTER
RED OWL #30
RNA HALL
FAITH #31
FAITH MUNICIPAL
PINE #33
OPAL SCHOOL
SULPHUR #35
MUD BUTTE FIRE HALL
UNION #40
PLAINVIEW HALL
MARCUS #41
MARCUS CHURCH
Voters with disabilities may contact
the county auditor for information and
special assistance in absentee voting or
polling place accessibility.
Meade County Auditor
Lisa Schieffer
Published October 24 & 31, 2012 at
the total approximate cost of $62.37
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Wed. publication
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PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertised in this newspaper is sub-
ject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise
“any preference, or discrimination on race, color, religion, sex, or national ori-
gin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimina-
tion.”
This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which
is a violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings advertised
in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
FOR SALE
FOR SALE: Hereford bull
calves. Will keep until December
1, 2012. Hovland Herefords,
Allen Hovland, 605-544-3236, or
Miles Hovland, 544-3294. F8-2tp
FOR SALE: Australian Shep-
herd/Border Collie cross pups
ready for work. 3 females and 1
male, have their shots. Call 967-
2290. F7-4tc
HAY FOR SALE: 2012-1st, 2nd
& 3rd cutting Alfalfa hay. 2012
Millet hay test results available.
2011-1st & 2nd cutting Alfalfa.
Call 605-845-3045. F7-2tp
THE FAITH SENIORS will be
selling boxes of fruit. Contact
your nearest senior to order.
F6-3tc
HELP WANTED
THE FAITH SCHOOL DIS-
TRICT is accepting applications
for a full-time custodian. Applica-
tions can be picked up at the dis-
trict office or on the school
website. Position is open until
filled. F7-2tc
NOTICES
APARTMENTS AVAILABLE:
Countryside Apartments in
Faith. 1 bedroom, carpeted
throughout. Laundry facilities
available. Handicap accessible.
Rent based on income. For infor-
mation contact: PRO/Rental
Management 1-800-244-2826 or
1-605-347-3077 Equal Opportu-
nity Housing. F5-tfc
PASTURE WATER LINES
with trencher and backhoe, Live-
stock Water Systems. 10 1/2
miles south of Maurine, 605-748-
2473 Merle Vig. F2-tfc
WANTED: Old Indian items,
beadwork, quillwork, old guns,
old painted buffalo hides, old
photographs. Cash paid. Call
605-748-2289 or 605-515-3802.
F6-4tc
CARD OF THANKS
Thank you to everyone for
care, prayers, cards and flowers
I received while in the Sturgis
Hospital and at home recovering
from pneumonia. Special thanks
to Father Jim Hoerter and Fr.
Arnie Kari for payers and
masses. Care by family members
was great. Thank you to Dr.
Lewis and the
Sturgis Hospital Staff.
Dorothy Ulrich
EMPLOYMENT
JOIN OUR TEAM ~ lookng for respon-
sible, outgoing and energetic advertis-
ing sales representative. Apply at
Mobridge Tribune, PO Box 250, Mo-
bridge, SD 57601 or email linda@mo-
bridgetribune.com.
PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR ñ City of
Hill City, SD seeks professional candi-
date for city operations. Open until
filled. Salary DOE. Info at
hillcitysd.org or 605-574-2300. EOE.
CITY OF DE SMET: Full-time water,
wastewater, buildings, parks, swim-
ming pool maintenance assistant.
Possession of or ability to obtain Com-
mercial Driverís License, Chemical
Applicatorís License, Water-Waste-
water Operator Certifications re-
quired. Salary DOE/Benefits. For
application contact 605-854-3731 or
desmetcity@mchsi.com. EOE.
SALES AGRONOMIST/PRECISION
AG position at Howard Farmers Coop,
Howard SD. Sales experience, knowl-
edge of Ag chemicals and precision
Ag/VRT is preferred. Call Colby 605-
772-5543.
FOR SALE
2010 GMC YUKON XL 4x4, 65,000
miles, rear DVD, heated leather seats,
remote start, many more extras.
$32,500. Call 605-853-3687 or 605-
871-9996.
NOW IS THE chance to buy a well es-
tablished & successful business in the
State Capitol of S.D. The Longbranch
is for SALE (serious inquires only).
Call Russell Spaid 605-280-1067.
LOG HOMES
DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders repre-
senting Golden Eagle Log Homes,
building in eastern, central, north-
western South & North Dakota. Scott
Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig Con-
nell, 605-264-5650, www.goldenea-
gleloghomes.com.
NOTICES
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statewide for only $150.00. Put the
South Dakota Statewide Classifieds
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$5.) Call this newspaper or 800-658-
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