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Farmers State Bank empowers high school students to make informed financial decisions through innovative web-based program
Farmers State Bank today announced a new initiative to bring financial literacy education to high school students in the Faith community by providing them with access to the EverFi Financial Literacy Platform. This webbased program uses the latest in new media technologies – video, animations, 3-D gaming, avatars, and social networking – to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. Through the EverFi platform, students will become certified in over 600 topics in financial education, allowing them to become more informed, responsible citizens. Farmers State Bank has partnered with EverFi, Inc. to bring the interactive financial management program to these high school students at no cost to the school. The 10-unit course offers 6 hours of programming aimed at teaching, assessing and certifying students in a variety of financial topics including credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks, savings, 401Ks, and other critical concepts that map to naional financial literacy standards. The platform uniquely tracks the progress and score of every student and provides students who successfully complete the course with Certification in Financial Literacy, a valuable mark of distinction on college applications and resumes. EverFi is the leading education technology platform company to teach, assess, and certify students in critical skills including Financial Literacy, Student Loan Management, Digital Literacy, and Health and Wellness. The company is already powering a national movement in 50 states that enables students to learn using the latest technology, including rich media, gaming, high-definition video, and simulations. EverFi teams with major corporations and foundations to provide the programs at no cost to schools. To date, more than 3 million students have completed EverFi learning platforms. Learn more about EverFi at www.everfi.com For more information, contact Morris Gustafson, President, Farmers State Bank, Faith, SD, 605-967-2191.
Morris M. Gustafson and Jami Delbridge ... representatives of Farmers State Bank, joined Mrs. Fischbach’s Personal Finance class on Monday for the kick off of the EverFi online financial literacy program. Farmers State Bank has made a commitment to sponsor this program for Faith High School students for a three year period. Courtesy photo
Health Department offers recommendations for preventing Hantavirus
South Dakotans should be aware of the risk of Hantavirus as temperatures cool off and rodents move indoors, says a state health official. Hantavirus is caused by a virus carried by rodents. It can result in Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, which fills the lungs with fluid and can lead to respiratory failure. Deer mice are the primary carriers of the virus that causes the disease.   “Routine rodent control measures are particularly important this time of year as rodents look to move inside,” said Dr. Lon Kightlinger, State Epidemiologist for the Department of Health. “The risk for Hantavirus is statewide and year round. It can happen wherever there are rodent-infested buildings.” People get infected when they breathe in aerosolized virus from the droppings, urine or saliva of mice. Symptoms usually appear within two to four weeks of exposure and include fatigue, a fever of 101-104°, muscle aches, cough, vomiting and diarrhea. Seek medical care immediately if you have fever, deep muscle aches, and severe shortness of breath after exposure to mice. South Dakota has reported 15 cases of Hantavirus and five deaths since 1993 when the disease was first detected, including one death earlier this year. More than 570 cases have been reported in the U.S. since 1993, including a cluster of nine cases this summer at Yosemite National Park in California that has resulted in three deaths. To control mice and prevent Hantavirus infection: •Seal gaps around roofs, attics, basements, windows, doors, foundations, vents, air conditioners, under sinks and other pipes. •Set traps where you find mice, nesting materials, urine or droppings. •Wear rubber or plastic gloves to clean up dead mice or their droppings. •Spray dead mice, urine or droppings with a disinfectant or a mixture of 1½ cups household bleach and 1 gallon of water. Soak for 5 minutes, wipe up with a paper towel and put everything in a plastic bag and seal. Put in a second bag and seal that as well. •Clean the area with a disinfectant or bleach solution. Don't use vacuum cleaners or brooms, since they can create aerosols. Continued on Page 2 Wash gloved hands with soap and water and wash again after taking off gloves. •Keep your house and yard free of junk and rubbish to limit food sources and nesting sites for mice. Use thick plastic or metal containers with tight lids for garbage and for storing pet food. Learn more about Hantavirus and its prevention at http://doh.sd.gov/hantavirus orhttp://www.cdc.gov/hantavirus/i ndex.html.
Little Moreau Conference Tournament here Saturday
Homecoming Royalty ... King Caden Smiley and Queen Ashley
Faith will be the host site for the Little Moreau Conference Volleyball Tournament this Saturday at the Community Center. Faith will play Tiospaye Topa and Bison will play Lemmon in the first games at 9:00 AM. Timber Lake will take on Dupree and Harding County vs McIntosh for the second round. There will be two courts going on a rolling schedule throughout the tournament. This is a good time to watch some good volleyball. Go cheer on the Lady Longhorns.
Drum were crowned at Coronation Tuesday, Sept. 11th. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
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Obituary
James “Jimmie” Reed
train and drive a six horse freight hitch with a jerk-line. He served on several state and local government boards including the Meade County Commission for 12 years, the South Dakota State Brand board, the South Dakota State Weed and Pest Board, and the South Dakota Commission of School and Public Lands. He held numerous offices as a lifetime member, including president of South Dakota Farm Bureau; also, as a lifelong member of the Faith United Methodist Church, he served in many roles, including leadership of the Church Council during the construction of new church building in early 1980's. He is survived by his wife of almost 67 years Evelyn M. (Peggy) Robbins Reed; his five children, Cynthia Reed (Marc) Lamphere, Miles (Wendy) Reed, Ethane (Donna) Reed, Jason (Susie) Reed, Judd (Shirley) Reed; his sisters Opal Reed Burton and Darlene Reed Stovall, 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, four siblings, John Bennett, Richard, Elsie, and Riley, and one granddaughter, Janel. Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis with Pastor Gordon Higgins and Pastor Paul Smith officiating. A second service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, at the First United Methodist Church in Faith with Pastor Higgins and Pastor Smith officiating. Burial follows at the Faith Cemetery. A memorial has been established to the First United Methodist Church in Faith. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com
AMAC urges seniors to get flu shots early
"As you get older, your immune system gets weaker and you become more susceptible to the flu virus, so get your flu shots early - before this year's outbreak begins later this month," cautioned Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. Weber pointed out that "it is literally a matter of life and death for older Americans, particularly those over 65." He cited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which reports that some 36,000 Americans die each year from the flu and that seniors account for 90% of those deaths. The flu season starts in late September and early October, but it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to become fully effective. So, Weber urges older Americans to get their shots as early as possible, noting that the vaccine is fully covered by Medicare. "Set an appointment with your family doctor to get vaccinated as soon as this year's batch of serum is available or go to the 'Flu Near You' Website https://flunearyou.org/ to find locations by Zip Code where the vaccine will be available." Meanwhile, the AMAC chief suggested, "take precautions such as limiting contact with friends and relations who may be showing symptoms of illness like coughing and sneezing. And, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after excursions that involve mingling in crowded public spaces and after riding public transit systems." Weber pointed out that those who wind up getting the flu this year have recourse. There are antiviral drugs available to treat the illness, particularly if you act quickly, he said. The World Health Organization reports that flu vaccines can be up to 90 percent effective in preventing illness and that it slashes influenza death rates by as much as 80 percent. "There is no need for anyone to risk infection. The vaccine is widely available throughout the country and free for those on Medicare. And for those older Americans who are not old enough for Medicare, many communities offer free and/or low cost vaccinations. The shots don't hurt, but the flu can be downright deadly," Weber said.
Lifelong Meade County rancher and former county commissioner, James Rue (Jimmie) Reed passed away in Sturgis, SD on Sept. 16, 2012 due to complications from heart failure. He was born July 3, 1926 at home in the original log house at the Reed Ranch on Brushie Creek, SD to James G. and Hannah Doerfler Reed, the fifth of seven children. The attending midwife, neighbor Julia McCabe, later became his grandmother-in-law. Jim began his education in nearby country schools, attended Faith High School for three years and graduated from Sturgis High School in 1945, and was immediately drafted into the US Army. He served in Germany for a year and was honorably discharged in 1946. Home on leave, Jim married Peggy Robbins on Oct 27, 1945. They ranched on Brushie Creek, and raised five children before relocating to the Sturgis area in 1988. Jim loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, neighbors and friends. His palomino horses were a lifelong joy. He also valued preserving the pioneer heritage, including passing on the skills of his father and grandfather to
Spirit Of Dakota announces 26th Anniversary nominees
Fifteen outstanding women have been nominated by their communities to be honored at the Spirit of Dakota’s  26th Anniversary Celebration and Award Banquet.  They are Dr. Connie Allen, Springfield; Prudy Calvin, Watertown; Darcie Decker, Rapid City; Caroline Fuhrer, PA, Scotland; Kathie Gerstner, Yankton; Beth Hottel, Rapid City; Irean Jordon, Faith; Gayle Kocer, Martin; Irma LeFaive, Ft Pierre; Mary J. Milroy, M.D., Yankton; Margie Peters, Murdo; Margaret Smith Pier, Pierre; Cheryl Rondeau Bassett, Wilmot; Marjorie Thoelke, Britton; & Mary Wienbar, Iroquois. South Dakota’s premier woman’s award will be presented Saturday, October 6th at the Huron Event Center.  The award is given to a woman who has demonstrated vision, courage and strength of character in the development of her family, community and/or state. All 15 women will be given distinguished recognition throughout the many activities planned including the tea in the afternoon in the historic home of Brian & Roz Crabb, an art show open to the public in the lobby of the Huron Event Center from 2 to 6:30 pm, a 5:30 social, and 6:30 banquet. The winner receives an individually created framed bronze oval with the pioneer woman sculpted by Dale Lamphere and modeled after his nine foot sculpture that stands outside the Crossroads Hotel.  Each nominee will receive a picture of herself taken with the statue, a corsage featuring a Spirit of Dakota pin and a booklet of her nomination.  Tickets for the banquet may be purchased at the Huron Chamber Office: 605-352-0000 or 1-800487-6673.
Annual American Legion District 1 Fall Convention
BISON — The annual District 1 Fall Convention of the South Dakota American Legion will be held Saturday, September 22, 2012 in Bison for Legionnaires from Butte, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Corson, Dewey, Perkins and Ziebach counties. The Legion business session will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Bison American Legion Post Home. A Joint Meeting with Legion and Auxiliary will be at 1 p.m. and a social will be from 11:00 – 12:00 with lunch to follow at 12:00 noon. State Commander Byron Callies of Watertown will conduct the meeting and will outline his “If you build it, they will come” program for the 2012-2013 American Legion year. State Commander Callies will be assisted by State Adjutant Dennis Brenden of Watertown and State Membership Chairman Royce Loesch of Pierre. The District 1 Auxiliary will hold its convention meeting at 1:30 p.m. the same day in the REA meeting room.
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Gov. Daugaard’s Column
Interpreting the ACT A few weeks ago, South Dakota received its average ACT scores for the 2011-2012 school year. The ACT is a college entrance exam taken traditionally by 10th, 11th, or 12th graders. It measures students in four areas: mathematics, science and reasoning, English, and reading comprehension. In each of the four subject areas, South Dakota students outpaced the national average, just as we have for each of the past five years. A few things should be noted about comparing South Dakota’s ACT scores to others nationally. First, not all students take the ACT. The proportion of students in each state who take the test varies widely, from as few as 9 percent of graduates in Maine to 100 percent in several states. That leads to some apples-tooranges comparisons among states. For example, the 9 percent in Maine are likely top students who are planning to attend out-ofstate colleges. That would drive Maine’s average ACT score higher. Conversely, states with 100 percent participation in the ACT could expect their scores to be true average scores of all graduates. In South Dakota, 81 percent of our high school graduates take the ACT – the fourth-highest among states that do not require the test. A second note should be made that the ‘science and reasoning’ test does not test knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, or any other natural science. Instead, it tests students’ abilities to read charts and graphs, and to use reasoning in solving problems. The best, most valid information that the ACT gives a state like South Dakota is a comparison to itself, historically. It is a valuable thing in policymaking to be able to see the gains, losses, or stagnations in outcomes over time. The ACT assessment has tested the same content since 1986, giving South Dakota a reliable, consistent tool to measure our progress and keep us accountable over the years. It may not be the perfect test, but it is accepted as valid by higher education institutions to gauge college admission and is therefore a valuable measure for students as well. In 1986, South Dakota’s composite ACT score was 21.7, and it has remained remarkably flat since then. It dipped as low as 21 and edged up as high as 22, but has not shown steady gains or losses over the past 26 years. This year, South Dakota’s average composite score is 21.8, exactly the same as the past three years. In other words, the knowledge and achievement of our students is still good, but it is not improving in the short or longer terms. The national average composite score is 21.1.    We must always look for ways to improve outcomes in education, ways to improve student achievement. I expect every department of state government to be accountable for the money it spends, so we know that taxpayer dollars are being spent in a way that benefits the people of South Dakota. We should always continue to strive for greater achievement in education. We have a good benchmark and a good historical reference, now we must find the means to improve.
Senior Citizens Menu
All meals served with milk and bread. Menu subject to change without notice. Wed., Sept. 19: Hungarian Goulash, Corn O’Brian, Lime Jello w/ Mandarin Oranges, Oatmeal Fruit Muffin Thur., Sept. 20: Pork Chop w/Celery Sauce, Baked Brown Rice, Broccoli, Cranberry Sauce, Fruity Slaw Fri., Sept. 21: Chicken & Dressing, Baked Squash, Harvest Beets, Jello w/Fruit Cocktail Mon., Sept. 24: Hamburger on Bun, Hash Browns, Baked Beans, Tomato Slices on Lettuce, Pears Tue., Sept 25: Turkey Ala King, Mashed Potatoes, Peas, Lime Perfection Salad, Orange Wed., Sept. 26: Sweet & Sour Pork, Oven Baked Brown Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Apricots Thur., Sept. 27: Meatloaf, Parslied Potatoes, Baked Squash, Apple Juice, Chocolate Pudding Fri., Sept. 28: Breaded Baked Fish, Company Potatoes, Stewed Tomatoes, Tropical Fruit
The Faith Booster Club … presented Athletic Director, Doug
Schauer, with a check for $1,000 during 1/2 time of the football game Friday night. This money is to go toward new uniforms for Cross Country and Track & Field for both girls and boys. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
West River Coopertive Telephone Company’s annual meeting
A registration gift, a free meal, excellent entertainment and a chance to win a $500 cash prize awaits all those who attend the West River Cooperative Telephone Company’s (WRCTC) Annual Meeting on Monday, October 1st! This year’s Annual Meeting will be held at West River’s Warehouse in Bison, SD. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m.; the pancake and sausage supper will follow at 5:00 p.m.; the business meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. and entertainment will follow at 7:30 p.m. During the business meeting, members will hear reports on the Cooperative’s business for 2011 and elect three directors. Capital Credits will be returned to those members who received telephone service from WRCTC in 2000 and 2011. Those members who are unable to attend the meeting will receive their checks by mail. This year’s entertainment will be provided by the “Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos.” David Eichholz and Ted Manderfeld are a pair of self-taught pianists from Minnesota. Their Dueling Piano act defies all expectations and experiences in a dueling piano show. Dave and Ted take you on a variety class act adventure, where the audience paves the way to a wild and zany performance. Completely customized for each venue and audience, the show dares to go where you take it with comedy, music, and a whole lot of improv. Members attending the Annual Meeting will also have a chance to win one of the numerous door prizes that will be given away during the meeting. At 6:00 p.m., one lucky individual will have a chance to play “PLINKO” and win up to $100 cash! Mark your calendar today and make plans to attend your Cooperative’s Annual Meeting on Monday, October 1st.
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All your hometown needs! #99, Marty Shaff … clears the way for #5, Cody Trainor, during Friday night's game. The Faith Longhorns won the game against the Edgemont Moguls with the score of 52 - 0. Photo by Marcia Ssamuelson
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By Sandy Rhoden
After a nice Saturday and Sunday, the underlying thoughts of the drought have gone from concerning to serious. The smell of smoke and a thin haze in the air seems to be more the norm than our typical clear, blue skies. Dams can be seen from highway 34 shrinking away, trimmed in white alkali with each passing day. We continue to pray for rain in Central Meade County. Caden Smiley was crowned Homecoming King at the Faith High School coronation last week. He is the son of Rick and Joy Smiley. What impressed the full house the most was his song that he accompanied himself to with the guitar entitled "Don't Blink". The song was fitting and he did a very fine job of singing it. Paige Brink, daughter of Casey and Francie Brink was a part of homecoming royalty. Ashley Drum of Faith was crowned Homecoming Queen. The Faith football team won their game against Edgemont as did the volleyball girls who defeated Kadoka on Saturday. Brandi Enright won the girls JV 3,000 meter race at the Wall Invitation Cross County Meet on Sept. 8. She had a great start and led the entire race. There were nine schools participating. The Faith team competed in Gettysburg on Saturday. Many businesses, including the Sturgis Chamber of Commerce, hosted a good crowd of Meade County ranchers on Saturday night at the annual Ag Banquet. It was held at the city armory in Sturgis where a good meal of beef, potatoes and fixings were served. Chase Adams was the MC for the evening and the Sturgis FFA was on hand to serve drinks and such to guests. A street dance was held afterwards on Main Street where the calm, comfortable temperatures provided a wonderful atmosphere. Some stayed inside to play cards. This event typically takes place during February, but for many this was a much more enjoyable time of year for the banquet. Becky Isrealson and her husband visited the Community Baptist Church in Union Center on Sunday. Becky, who has been battling leukemia, just wanted to pay a visit to a church that has been praying for her and supporting her through her journey. It was wonderful for the congregation to hear her words of thanks and encouragment. The annual Sunday School Convention will be held on Sept. 30 at the Opal Church. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. The Community Baptist Church in Union Center will not be holding services that day. As a reminder on Friday and Saturday, September 21-22, the Badger Clark Hometown Cowboy Stories and Songs will be taking place in Hot Springs at Wooly's which is located at the truck bypass.
Faith News
By Loretta Passolt
Fall is approaching as you can tell by the temperatures we’ve been having, especially the nights, down in the 40s and 50s. Saturday is the first day of Fall. After the 101º on Monday, the 70s the rest of the week were nice. Friday was just about perfect for Homecoming activities. Main Street was lined on both sides with spectators for the parade, and it was a little on the warm side. It is supposed to be in the 70s all this week. I didn’t see many visiting alumni around for Homecoming but maybe I was just at the wrong places. I’m sure there were quite a few here. Condolences to the family of Jim Reed. Jim passed away over the weekend and services will be held here this Wednesday at 1:30 at the United Methodist Church. Bethel Lutheran Church was the scene of Kye Jordan Caspers’ baptism on Sunday. A potluck dinner and shower followed. Grandparents Dan and Jayne Jordan and Nick and Lily Caspers, Nichols and Kara Caspers of New Underwood, and great grandparents Wayne and Karen Sletten of Rapid City were in attendance. Betty Walker and Garnet Gaaskjolen attended the Singspiration at Coal Springs Community Church Sunday evening. Darin Oliver from Sioux Falls stopped by to visit with Grandma Garnet Monday morning. Families of the 842nd National Guard unit received the phone call last Thursday afternoon that they had been waiting for. The 842nd, with members from Sturgis, Spearfish, and Belle Fourche, was preparing to board their plane for departure from Afghanistan after serving a year over there. Members of this unit were separated into three groups, each serving in different areas so they also hadn’t seen each other in awhile. Our nephew, Eric Flatmoe, is a member of this unit, along with Matthew Vig of Opal and Doyle Udager of Lemmon. Good news! The unit arrived in Ft. Bliss, TX this past Monday and will spend about a week or more there for demobilization. They should be arriving home sometime next week. There will be a Welcome Home in Spearfish for them when they arrive. We can’t wait to see them all home safely! Dave and Eldora Fischbach
drove to Huron on Sunday so Dave could attend some meetings. From there they were going to Watertown to spend a couple days with son Nathan’s family. I miss the whitewashing on Main Street and the highway that was part of Homecoming for many years. First thing Friday morning you’d see all the names, football jersey numbers, Go Longhorns, etc. and now there’s nothing to show that it’s even Homecoming. Another tradition gone by the wayside. Congratulations to the FHS Royalty, King Caden Smiley and Queen Ashley Drum. They were chosen by the students to reign over Homecoming Week. Coronation was held last Tuesday night, followed by the traditional burning of the “F”. Congratulations to the football team on their Homecoming victory over Edgemont Friday night, with a score of 52-0. The boys will be traveling to Timber Lake this Friday night for another game. The volleyball girls also had victories last week, over Wall and Kadoka. The Ladies will be hosting New Underwood this Thursday night, the Little Moreau Conference Tournament on Saturday, then will travel to Hettinger next Tuesday. The cross country team will be traveling to Rapid City for a meet this Friday. The Little Moreau Conference Meet will be held in Lemmon next Monday afternoon.
Marcus News
Bev Hudson went to Sturgis Friday afternoon to meet her classmates for an evening of supper and visiting. They are busy planning for their class reunion next fall. Tucker and Bev Hudson, Arlie and Gretchen Radway and Dean Wink attended the Ag banquet in Sturgis Saturday evening. Very good meal followed by a street dance.
By Vicky Waterland
young couple certainly gets a good start. Thanks to all who attended. Their wedding is Saturday, September 29 in the Hills. We were told they are planning a reception and dance in Faith sometime in October. Our family has been taking turns at having the bug that makes it come out both ends. My turn is now, so will close and go back to bed! Sorry!
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The annual meeting for the Plainview Hall will be held at the Hall Thursday, September 27th at 7pm. The Marcus Church basement was almost filled with family and friends attending the wedding shower for Max Thompson and Katrina Fulton. They received many nice gifts. Aren't folks generous and thoughtful? Due to the items from wedding showers a
Women wanted for Annie’s Project
Women: Have you ever asked a ranch management question and not understood the answer? Have you ever signed papers at the bank or FSA and not really understood what they were for? Have you been thinking about if you have enough insurance or an estate plan? Have you wished you knew more about marketing your cattle or crops?  If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions then you are a perfect candidate for Annie’s Project.  Annie’s Project was designed to empower women by providing detailed ranch manage- ment information and build networks between women. Over a six week period women will learn how to develop financial records, learn key communication skills, ask questions about retirement and estate planning, expand marketing knowledge, all while having fun in a supportive learning environment. Classes meet once a week beginning October 23 in Faith at the American Legion. The classes continue October 30, November 6, 13, 20  and 27. The cost is $150 per person and meals will be served at each session.  Contact Robin at the Lemmon Regional Extension Center, 374-4177 for more details about Annie’s Project.  Pre-registration is due by October 19. Class space is limited.  
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Opal News
By Kay Ingalls
Rod and Howard Ingalls hauled in the open heifers to the Faith Livestock auction on Monday.  The Lemmel Ranch had lambs into the sale  that day as well. John Heidler attended the sale, too. Justin Ingalls was helping Merle Vig with some trenching work at the Tim Vig ranch on Monday and had the misfortune of spraining his ankle real bad. Kay went over and brought him home. I drove Glenn and Margaret Fogelman to their dental appointment in Rapid City on Tuesday. Dan stayed home to help John Frei with a water project. Faye Fees went to Spearfish on Tuesday for a follow-up appointment for her recent knee surgery. She went around by Sturgis and visited with her mom, Margery Ingalls, before coming home. Faye mentioned that Marvis, (Mrs. Bob) Symonds is staying at the same assistant living that Margie is.  Thursday, Faye had her last therapy session in Faith. Marlin and Ethel Ingalls helped Jennie Crowser from Union Center  get some stock hauled into the auction in Belle Fourche on Wednesday. John Heidler made a circle run to the Hills towns on Wednesday, including Rapid City to Belle Fourche. Friday, another trip to Sturgis and Rapid City.  OJ Heidler spent Wednesday helping Fritz Johnson put tin on a shed roof. Pat and Ronna Burke brought a horse back to her folks’ place, the Lemmel Ranch, this week, stayed for supper and a visit. Thursday, Rod Ingalls took son Justin to Rapid City to get his ankle sprain looked at.  He is not able to walk on it very good yet this Monday. Howard, Kay, Justin and Rodney Ingalls went into Faith Friday evening for the Booster Club sponsored tailgate supper. Nathan and   Jason Ingalls and Shelby Cammack came in to watch the homecoming football game with Faith beating Edgemont soundly.  I think the score ended at Faith 52, Edgemont 0. Bill and Marvis Munroe and son Will and granddaughter Effie Munroe visited at the Lemmel Ranch on Saturday afternoon to lend a hand with a tractor project.  They enjoyed supper and a visit as well. Paul and Cheyenne Winkler and family brought a horse out to Dwayne and Zona Vigs on Saturday, visited a bit then left the children while they attended her 20th Class Reunion and Homecoming banquet in Faith that evening. OJ and Leah Heidler took the day off Saturday to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. Sunday cattle working crew at the Marlin Ingalls place were Debbie and Paul Delbridge, Lyle and Juanita Delbridge, Deb Hanrahan and daughter Krystal, and Jodi and Brandy Howie. Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Simons from Hoven were Sunday dinner guests of Glenn, Margaret and Dan Fogelman. Around 50 people enjoyed the grilled hamburger and potluck dinner held at the Juliet 1 for the Vig Reunion on Sunday. Lots of good visiting and a photo session was held. John Heidler had some friends over on Sunday afternoon to enjoy some roping. A baby shower for Flint Wesley Hotchkiss, who was born on the 4th of July and is the son of Wesley and Tottie Hotchkiss, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 1-4 in the afternoon at the Union Center Country Coffee Shop. If you have any question you can call Mrs. Travis (Haley) Mickelson. The Meade County Sunday School Convention will be hosted by the Opal Community Church on Sunday, Sept. 30.  The speaker will be Richard Wells of the Witherspoon College in Rapid City and the theme verse is Joshua 24:15. If you need any more information you can call the church or Mike Reeve.
Sen. John Thune’s Weekly Column
The record flooding of last year is something that is still fresh in the minds of many South Dakotans. The snowpack and runoff led to high water levels in the region and forced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to make water management decisions on the Missouri River that greatly impacted thousands of citizens along the river. The Corps’ actions disrupted these families as they watched their homes flood, their businesses shutter, their roads wash-out, and their livelihoods put at risk. More than a year later, South Dakotans have worked to rebuild and repair what was lost in the flood, but the feelings of frustration and mismanagement remain. That is why the most recent proposal by the Corps of Engineers has captured the attention of cities along the Missouri River who would again be negatively affected by a Corps of Engineers decision. Recently, the Corps proposed a change that would re-
Corps’ water fee proposal is an unprecedented power grab
quire users to enter into multiyear purchase contracts in order to access water in Missouri River reservoirs. When the Corps built the dams along the river after Congress passed the 1944 Flood Control Act, they flooded prime state and tribal land with the agreement that by doing so, residents would have access to water from the Missouri River for various purposes. This precedent highlights why water users and residents along the Missouri River should not be required to pay for water that is legally and historically theirs. The Corps’ proposal infringes on the Corps’ agreement and South Dakota’s underlying right to the water. Additionally, charging for the storage and utilization of the Missouri River water constitutes an unprecedented power grab and would have numerous negative impacts on individuals, tribes, businesses, and water systems in South Dakota. On September 12th, I sent a letter along with Senators Tim
Johnson (D-S.D.), Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) to Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Ranking Member James Inhofe (R-Okla.). The letter urges Senators Boxer and Inhofe to promptly schedule a committee oversight hearing regarding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plans to restrict access to Missouri River water and to charge users for water taken from Missouri River reservoirs. The letter also requests that the committee invite South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley to testify at the hearing. The Corps’ water fee proposal adds insult to injury to many communities located along the Missouri River in South Dakota. I will continue to work with my colleagues in the Senate to review the Corps of Engineers’ operations and priorities, and to ensure they balance the efforts to standardize the allocation of reservoir water with an understanding of history and precedent as it relates to the water rights of South Dakota.
Veterans Affairs medical foster home project certified
When living at home becomes difficult, most people would rather remain in a home-like setting than move to an assisted living center. In moments like this, the Veterans Affair’s Medical Foster Home program can help. “Some veterans do not have anyone they can live with when they need a higher level of care,” said Michelle Hough, MFH coordinator at VA Black Hills Health Care System “For many, that has meant going into a facility. MFH offers them the option of staying in a home setting, with the care they need and deserve.” MFH provides an alternative to nursing home placement for a veteran who may be chronically or terminally ill with limited social support. The program begins when a private individual or couple decides they want to become caregivers, and take veterans into their home. VA ensures the home and caregivers meet high standards through inspections, background checks, references and CPR and first aid certifications. Once the home and caregivers are approved, the MFH coordinator will work with veterans and family members towards placement. This involves the veteran, and any family members, visiting the MFH and meeting the caregivers to ensure a good fit. When a veteran is placed in a home, they are assisted through the VA home based primary care program. This program provides a team of medical professionals who offer primary care in the home setting. The veteran pays the caregiver directly and VA continues to provide the medical care and oversight. The MFH program at VA BHHCS was officially certified August 29. There is currently one approved home in the Black Hills with two veterans placed. If interested in becoming a caregiver to a veteran in need, contact Gary McClure at 605-745-2000, extension 92325.
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Memories of the Past
Ranch Management 101 In the summer of 1976 we were running yearlings on pasture north of Highway 212 about 8 miles west of Faith. A couple head of neighbor cattle were mixed in with the yearlings we were going to move south across the highway. Being our first year in the area, I did not yet know my neighbors. I thought that the strays probably came from the ranch on my north side. I got a phone number for that rancher, called him; yes, the cattle were his and he could come ride with us the next day. My men and I were at the pasture early that next morning and we were just ready to start the gather when I saw an outfit coming down Wagon Road from the north. The pickup that arrived wore the scars earned in its many years as a ranch truck. The color of its skin had by now become the product of the elements brought about by sun and rain. In the back of the pickup was a saddle horse, a handyman jack, a wire stretcher, hammer, fencing pliers, a part roll of barb wire and a few posts. No stock rack! The pickup came to a stop, then reversed itself into the road ditch. The rancher got out of his pickup. A dog stayed in the pickup, looked out the window and didn’t say, “Bark”. The rancher stepped to the back, unhooked the tailgate and spoke to the saddle horse. The horse then began a much practiced and well thought out maneuver of unloading itself. Another terminology might be
disembarkation. The horse took one step backwards, then reached down with hind hoof feeling for the ground he knew had to be there somewhere. Once he found solid ground, off he came. The neighbor who now approached us was simply dressed in faded work clothes. There was a lot of stretch between his soiled hat and his work shoes. The horse was attired much as its rider. The saddle was well worn with no extra trappings, no rope, single rigged. The headstall tie-down was a twine string. Horse and rider were the same color. The rider was browned by the sun, the horse was all natural. There was no gleam or shine attached to either. We greeted each other. I had just met my neighbor, Tom. A couple of my men were local and were acquainted with Tom. A greeting was all there was to this meeting. No dialog was wasted on
the weather, the cattle market, hay or grass. The mood was, “Let’s move out and gather yearlings”. With the strays cut out and the yearlings pushed across the highway, Tom was headed up Wagon Road hazing his couple of head towards home. This was summer
1976. Today, summer 2012, this same rancher, at age 95, still lives at the end of Wagon Road. I am just as much today as I was back then, intrigued with the simplicity of this rancher’s management style – my good neighbor, Tom Mason. David Paul
Custer State Park hosts annual Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival
The plains of Custer State Park will thunder once again during the park’s 47th Annual Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival September 22-24. Custer State Park’s annual roundup is conducted to help the park maintain a healthy balance between the number of buffalo and the available rangeland forage. Surplus bison will be sold at auction on Nov. 17, with revenues helping to support park operations. The Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23 across from the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center, along Highway 16A. Activities begin at 8 a.m. on that Saturday with a pancake breakfast; donations from the meal will go to the KOTA Careand-Share food drive. Entertainment is provided throughout the day on the grounds of the arts and crafts festival. New to the festival this year is the Cabella’s Challenge Dutch Oven Cook Off, with tasting at noon on Saturday, Sept. 22. The day concludes with the 8th annual Custer Stampede Buffalo Art Auction at 4 p.m. under the big top. On Sunday, Sept. 23, activities start once again with breakfast, arts and craft vendors, and entertainment. The annual chili cook off will take place with public tasting at 2 p.m. MDT. Don’t miss the buffalo chip flip both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conclusion of the annual festivities is the 47th Annual Buffalo Roundup on Monday, Sept. 24. Bring your chairs, cameras, and binoculars for the magnificent sight of 1,300 buffalo thundering across the rolling plains of Custer State Park. Parking lots for both the north and south viewing areas open at 6:15 a.m. and close at 9 a.m. The actual roundup begins at 9:30 a.m. and lasts until all buffalo are safely in the corrals. A free shuttle service is provided from both viewing areas to the corrals where the testing, branding, and sorting begins at 1 p.m. A park entrance license is required for the Arts Festival Saturday and Sunday. The fee is $15 per vehicle, or visitors may purchase an annual state park license for $28. A park entrance license is not required on Monday for the Buffalo Roundup. For more information call Custer State Park at 605-2554515, or visit www.CusterStatePark.com
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Gant announces September as Voter Registration Month
PIERRE, S.D.  (September 5, 2012) – Secretary of State Jason Gant announced today that September is Voter Registration Month in South Dakota. “Voting is one of the great privileges afforded Americans by way of citizenship. We want to recognize the importance of living in a country where you have a say in who represents you in government and how it operates,” Gant said. “In the last presidential election in 2008, six million people reported they failed to vote because they didn’t know how to register or missed the registration deadline. I want to make sure that doesn’t happen in South Dakota.” Voting is the cornerstone of a democracy. In order for eligible citizens to cast a ballot, they must register to vote. Therefore, Gant is working alongside organizations including the National Association of Secretaries of State and Rock the Vote to promote awareness of voter registration, culminating in National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 25. Gant urged those who are thinking about conducting voter registration drives to carefully read instructions and laws. To be eligible to register to vote in South Dakota, a person must be a United States citizen, a resident of South Dakota and at least 18 years old on or before the next election; a registrant must not be serving a felony sentence or not judged mentally incompetent by a court of law. Complete instructions about how to register to vote in South Dakota can be found online at sdsos.gov. County Auditors administer voter registrations for residents of their counties, andvoter registration forms can be filled out and delivered in person or mailed to these offices. Eligible South Dakotans may also register to vote at city finance offices, driver licensing stations, public assistance agencies including TANF and WIC, Department of Human Services offices providing assistance to the disabled and military recruitment offices. The deadline for voter registration is 15 days before any election in South Dakota.  The deadline is Oct. 22 for the 2012 General Election on Nov. 6.
Clay Bernstein (#32), Lane Foster (#75) and Shane Lutz (#30) … take down an Edgemont Mogul during the Homecoming football game Friday night. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
blocks a kick during the Longhorns vs. Moguls game during Homecoming. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
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R-CALF USA's Convention: Catalyst for Change
For an event that promised change, the R-CALF USA Convention delivered.
Rapid City, SD - At the recent R-CALF USA Convention, nearly 200 attendees met to discuss the future of the independent U.S. cattle industry and Rural America, and what can be done to change the current direction of public policy. Each of R-CALF USA's committees addressed the general session and then met in smaller development sessions to encourage the generation of solutions to specific challenges the U.S. cattle industry is facing. The meetings were focused around the theme, "Redirecting Our Industry." In addition to updates from the committees, R-CALF USA also welcomed several guest speakers. Ken Ivory from Utah Freedom Foundation addressed the audience during the Private Property Rights Committee Report. During the Marketing Committee Report, J. Dudley Butler, former GIPSA* Administrator, shared his work and struggle for the GIPSA rule and discussed checkoff reform and country-of-origin labeling (COOL). COOL was an important issue during the convention. Joel Joseph, Chairman of Made in the USA Foundation, and Julie Reiser, President/Co-Founder Made in the USA Certified, partnered with Mike Schultz, RCALF USA Region VI Director and COOL Committee Chair, to discuss the recent World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that attempts to strike-down U.S. COOL. This partnership and discussion led to the solution of filing a joint lawsuit to protect U.S. sovereignty. Immediately following the convention, R-CALF USA joined with Made in the USA Foundation and filed a lawsuit in federal district court to preserve COOL and protect U.S. sovereignty. Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) Board Member Dave Frengel was the featured speaker on trade. He discussed how domestic manufacturers, farmers, ranchers and workers had joined together to formulate the white paper, 21st Century Trade Principles, that is now being circulated in Congress. Frengel also led two breakout sessions providing a more interactive platform to discuss key trade issues. According to R-CALF USA Region XII Director / Vice President, and Convention Emcee, Joel Gill, "There is no way to express the spirit of camaraderie that existed throughout the entire convention and was ultimately expressed on the final evening by the sacrifice of Nick Trask during the fund raiser. "Many thanks to our sponsors and exhibitors, but most of all, thanks to our supporting members. If you were able to come, you lived the story, if not, make plans to be there next year in Pierre, S.D. Aug. 2-3. It takes every one of us to make an impact, but what an impact it is when we all work together," concluded Gill. 
Casey Tibbs rodeo center branding event September 22
The Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center will host a branding event Saturday, September 22. Owners of cattle or horse brands in South Dakota can burn their brand into the timbers of the rodeo center walkway. Hundreds of branders have already burned their brands at the rodeo center. “It’s going to be a day of activities for all ages,” said Director Cindy Bahe. “We have mechanical bull rides for kids ages three to 103. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to rope, we’ll have cowboys up here to teach you. You can get your photo taken with a rodeo clown and cast your vote in the chili cookoff.” From 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. the day will include roping, mechanical bull rides and photos. A chili cook-off will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., featuring chefs from area restaurants. The horse trough will be filled with cold beverages for kids and adults. “Participants do not need tickets to attend the rodeo center event,” said Bahe. “The public is welcome to attend this fun day of branding, roping, riding and eating.” Branders are encouraged to reserve a time to burn their brand. The Stirling Family Memorial Rodeo will be at the Stanley County Fairgrounds with the calcutta and final go round following later that night, and a dance to follow. Proceeds of the rodeo assist area cancer survivors. Now in its 15th year, this is the first year the Stirling rodeo will be held in Fort Pierre. For further information about the day’s activities or costs, contact the rodeo center at 605-4941094.
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Delegation invites South Dakotans to apply to U.S. Service Academies
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD), Senator John Thune (R-SD) and Representative Kristi Noem (R-SD) announced today that South Dakota young people interested in being nominated to one of the four U.S. Service Academies for the Class of 2017 should apply by October 31, 2012. South Dakota residents between the ages of 17 and 23 may apply to any of the four service academies if they meet eligibility requirements in leadership, physical aptitude, scholarship and character. The four service academies are the Military Academy at West Point, New York; the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. “Nominating students each year for admission to our Service Academies is one of my favorite responsibilities as a U.S. Senator. I am continually impressed by the caliber of South Dakota students who apply,” said Johnson. “U.S. Service Academies are rigorous, but open a world of opportunity for their students.” “It is an honor each year to nominate South Dakota students to our nation’s Service Academies,” said Thune. “These bright young men and women represent our state and country with pride and distinction.” “The U.S. Service Academies help build up the next generation of American leaders, and it is a privilege to nominate South Dakotans to one of the four Academies,” said Rep. Noem. “South Dakota’s young people continue to impress and inspire me, and I look forward to the nomination process.” Johnson, Thune, and Noem will each compile separate lists and make nominations to the academies of the most qualified candidates by January 31, 2013. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications to all three Congressional offices in order to better their chances of receiving a nomination. The academies will make the final decision on acceptance and announce appointments next spring. Interested applicants should contact: Senator Johnson's office at (605) 332-8896; Senator Thune's office at (605) 334-9596; Congresswoman Noem’s office at (605) 275-2868. 
4-H Club News
The 212 Guys and Gals 4-H Club meeting took place at the Faith Public Library on August 16, 2012. President Sierra Price called the meeting to order. Sidney Hanson did the Pledge of Allegiance and Mikenzy Miller did the 4-H pledge. Roll call was six members. The treasurers report was given. Shianne Price made a motion to approve the report and then it was seconded by Mikenzy Miller. MC Jayden Shoemaker gave the minutes from the last meeting. Sydney made a motion to approve the minutes and Shianne seconded it. Old business was about finishing a successful Ropes and Goats. We also did not get to mow the Ben Ash Cemetery. New business was about the upcoming fair and state rodeo. We also discussed the Code of Conduct. Members shared buddy reports. Mikenzy told members about her projects at the Faith Stock Show. We also shared demonstrations. We then adjourned the meeting. Jayden Shoemaker, Secretary
USDA/Farm Service Agency News
The Dewey, Meade & Ziebach County FSA offices would like to keep you informed of the following items important to USDA programs. If you have any questions please contact the Dewey County office at 865-3522 ext 2, Meade County at 347-4952 ext 2, or Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext 2. IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER: September 30 – Managed and Emergency Grazing stops July 23, 2012 thru September 30, 2012 or when aces are all allocated – Signup for Continuous CRP Highly Erodible Land Initiative November 15 – Report Crop Acreage for Perennial Forage, winter Wheat and Rye to FSA Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) September 30 – Deadline to purchase NAP coverage for Fall Seeded Crops including but not limited to Rye for the 2013 crop year. December 1 – Deadline to purchase NAP coverage for Honey and Grapes and other covered fruits and vegetables for the 2013 crop year. March 15, 2013 – Deadline date to purchase NAP coverage for alfalfa and grass seed, forage seeding, grass hay, grazing forage, and all other spring seeded crops for the 2013 crop year. The service fee is $250 per crop not to exceed $750 per producer per administrative county, not to exceed a total of $1,875 for a producer with farming interests in multiple counties. CRP Reminders By now all producers that have used the emergency haying option on their CRP have reported the final acres hayed and the bale count. Please be reminded that the bales need to be removed by October 1, 2012. If this can’t be completed please call the FSA office. Those CRP contract holders that were required to clip their CRP this summer due to Canada thistle should be strongly considering spraying those acres at this time. Next year clipping may not be an acceptable option and penalties will be assessed. In fact these acres should most likely be sprayed this fall and again next spring to do a good job. 
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Class of 2012… Seth Smith.
Photo by Marcia Samuelson
Class of 1952 … Left to right: Dee King, Carleen "Corky" Alden
Hagen, Ronald Bachman. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
Tori Simonson, #8 …
game against Kadoka.
returns a volley in Thursday night's Photo by Marcia Samuelson
Marissa Collins and Paige Brink … jump to block the ball
during the home game against Kadoka. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
Monday:
Breakfast: Burritos Lunch: Hot Hamburger – $4.29 Sandwich: BBQ Chicken
Class of 1962 … Back row, left to right: Darlys Lowe Hofer, Arlyce Johnson Krause, Dave Fischbach, Bill Dustman. Front row, left to right: Wallace Harper, Eldora Sippert Fischbach, Marjorie Dexheimer Letellier, Butch Krause, Joyce Lesselyoung Dustman. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
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: Enchilada – $4.29 Sandwich: Hamburger
…T he Bett er Choice P rairie Oasis Mall 605-967-262 2 Faith, SD
Class of 1972 … Back row, left to right: Dan Jordan, Douglas Hlavka. Front row, left to right: Phil Bachman, Rocky McGinnis, Mel Dutton, Robert Bachman. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
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Class of 1982 …
Back row, left to right: Monte Baumeister, Doug Smith, Dean Birkeland, Tom Sarlo. Front row, left to right: Wanda Isaacs Ruth, Donna Storm Wicks, Kay Scofield Veitch, Kristy Udager Spencer. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
Class of 2002: … Michael Ross, Mariah Kennedy McLellan.
Photo by Marcia Samuelson
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Kick off Fall with Harvest Fest Activities
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Kids 12 & under - bring your pumpkins , to be carved, downtown from 1-3:30 pm Kids 13 & up - bring your carved pumpkins downtown for judging at 4 pm
Class of 1992 … Back row, left to right: Jeremy Dutton, Greg Smith, Reggie Kennedy, Brian Berglund.
Front row, left to right: Cheyenne Vig Winkler, Alanna Haines Pederson, Jodi Fisher Simons, Ann Boldt. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
Apple and Pumpkin Pie baking contest
Longhorns beat Eagles and Kougars
The Longhorn volleyball team traveled to Wall on the 13th to bring home one loss and one win. The JV suffered their first loss of the season dropping to Wall in 2 sets with scores of 24-26 and 2025. Leading scorer for the Longhorn JV was Kassidy Inghram with 7 points (2 aces). The varsity turned things around in a long match of five close sets. Scores for the varsity match were 18-25, 25-21, 24-26, 25-16 and 15-8. Stats leaders for the match include: Shanna Selby and Karli Kilby with 15 assists each, Ashley Drum, Katy Miller and Paige Brink with 8 digs each, 6 solo blocks for Marissa Collins, 16 serve receives for Paige Brink, Marissa Collins and Tearnee Nelson each with 11 kills, and Paige Brink with 16 points (5 aces). The volleyball team ended a very successful homecoming week with wins for the C and varsity teams against the Kadoka Kougars. The C team won their match in 2 sets with scores of 2516 and 25-10. Leading scorer for the C team was Kassidy Inghram with 18 points (10 aces). The JV fell to the Kougars losing their match in 2 very close sets with scores of 23-25 and 24-26. Lead-
By Coach Grueb
ing scorer for the JV was Bailly Enright with 6 points. The varsity finished the day with a win against the Kougars in 4 sets with scores of 21-25, 25-19, 25-16 and 25-19. Stats leaders for the match include: Paige Brink with 9 digs, Karli Kilby with 18 assists, Shanna Selby with 2 solo and 3 assist blocks, Ashley Drum and Paige Brink with 17 serve receives each, Tearnee Nelson with 12 kills, and Shanna Selby with 19 points (6 aces). The Longhorns will play in Philip the 18th, host New Underwood the 20th and the LMC Tournament on the 22nd.
9:00 am - 5:00 pm • Saturday September 29th • Main Street Spearfish
Live Entertainment though out the day! Headliner Olympic Bronze Medalist Paige McPherson
Question & answer presentation & Autograph session at 2 p.m. ...and much, much more!
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Ag Secretary Vilsack’s Column
A Food, Farm and Jobs Bill as soon as possible After spending much of August out of Washington, Congress is back – and rural America is watching closely, hoping for passage of a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill as soon as possible. With farmers facing the worst drought in decades this summer and the current Farm Bill set to expire on September 30 of this year, time is running out for Congress to act. You and I both know the stakes couldn’t be higher. Since early this summer, when the Senate passed a comprehensive, multi-year Food Farm and Jobs Act, the Administration has expressed its preference for such comprehensive legislation and urged Congress to act before the current law expires. Let me tell you why: A comprehensive, multiyear Food, Farm and Jobs Bill would ensure a strong safety net for our producers. This includes disaster assistance for those who have been impacted by the drought – especially by providing help for livestock and specialty crop producers and providing a new support system for dairy producers. Just as important, a new multiyear bill would ensure certainty for all farmers and ranchers in the coming years. It would help USDA to continue growing agricultural trade. We’re in the four best years for agricultural exports in our history, and we can’t afford to stop now. It would enable USDA to continue the record investments we’ve made since 2009 in America’s small towns and rural communities. USDA could continue to modernize water and electric utilities for millions of Americans, expand broadband access, and help rural businesses grow. And it would give us tools to continue expanding the production of advanced biofuels and biobased manufacturing, creating more good jobs that can’t be shipped overseas. It would allow USDA to continue the groundbreaking agricultural research that’s ongoing today, both here and at universities across America – important research the likes of which helps agriculture through tough times such as the current drought. A Food, Farm and Jobs Bill would enhance USDA conservation efforts, ensuring that vital conservation programs that enable rural Americans to protect the land and water don’t expire. It would enable USDA to continue helping millions of American families – folks who are working hard, playing by the rules, but still having trouble making ends meet – to provide food for their children. And if Congress acts, we’ll be able to continue our efforts to ensure the safest food supply on earth. As America recovers from economic recession, rural Americans are leading the way and USDA is supporting their efforts. It’s not time to let up now, and that’s why we need Congress to pass a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill as soon as possible.
Faith Livestock Commission Co. (605) 967-2200
A nice sale here for Monday, September 17, with a steady to higher market on yearlings and lambs with a steady market on cows and bulls. Thank you for your business. B & B Bureess 68 .....................Red Angus steers 73 .....................Red Angus steers 66 .........Red Angus heifers (spay) LaDue & Walters 78.................Angus heifers (spay) Graham & Levin 16 .......................blk & bldy steers 16 .......................blk & bldy steers 29 ...........blk & bldy heifers (open) Peterson Ranch 51 ...........blk & bldy heifers (open) Carl Peterson Jr 53 ............................Char x steers 56 ..................Char x heifers (exp) Raydelle Sperle 51 .......................blk & bldy steers Jake Longbrake 16 ................Angus heifers (open) Mike Maher 16 ................Angus heifers (open)
REPRESENTATIVE SALES
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Stockgrowers to host 121st Annual Convention September 21-23
South Dakota Stockgrowers Association will hold their 121st Annual Convention and Trade Show on September 21, 22 and 23. The SD Cattlewomen will hold their Annual Meeting on Friday September 21. Both events will be held at the Ramkota Convention Center in Rapid City, South Dakota and are open to the public. Stockgrowers President Shane Kolb said, "This is going to be a great convention with a very interesting lineup of speakers. Our convention is open to the public and we invite everyone to join us for this event. I'm sure everyone will find something interesting." The convention kicks off on Friday, September 21 with opening ceremonies and a Washington DC update from R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard. Continuing throughout the day are meetings and speakers regarding recent changes at the South Dakota Brand Board, Animal ID issues, impacts of Oil and Gas Development for landowners, discussions of the Beef Check-off program, and a presentation by the Wall FFA Ag Issues Team regarding Prairie Dog Management. The SD Cattlewomen will hold their Annual Meeting at 9am on Friday morning. Anyone interested in the Cattlewomen's work should plan to attend this meeting and the Friday luncheon. The two featured speakers for Friday's agenda include Greg Hanes of the US Meat Export Federation to talk about changing markets in Asia and Japan where USMEF is using Check-off dollars to market USA Beef and Mr. George Chambers, President of RCALF USA from Georgia, will be the keynote speaker during Friday night's banquet. On Saturday, the Stockgrowers Animal Health committee will hear from SDSU's Dr. Amanda Blair regarding her Fetal Programming Studies, and the Federal Lands committee will meet to hear from speakers who have been impacted by wilderness designations in counties in Montana. Stockgrowers Lobbyist Jeremiah Murphy and Exec Director Silvia Christen will also lead a discussion about Stockgrowers Legislative work during the summer and into the coming 2013 Legislative Session. Saturday's luncheon will feature U.S. Congressional Candidates to answer questions from those in attendance and discuss their plans for Washington DC. US Representative Kristi Noem and her challenger Matt Varilek have both been invited to participate. The Congressional forum will be followed with an SDSU icecream social sponsored by the SDSU Westriver Ag Center. Saturday at 2:30 pm will begin the Stockgrowers Annual membership meeting to elect officers and board members, vote on policy changes and discuss any other business for the organization. "Stockgrowers has always been a member driven organization and this membership meeting is your chance to participate." Kolb said, "Each of our members has an opportunity to be a part of directing Stockgrowers work in the year ahead." The Convention will wrap up on Saturday evening with an awards banquet, scholarship presentation and a keynote address by South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture, Walt Bones. The Banquet will be followed by a live auction fundraiser to benefit the work of the Stockgrowers throughout the year. "I'm very proud of the convention agenda for this year. I think we've got some great speakers coming to share their information with us and I'm really looking forward to seeing all of our members and friends in Rapid City for our 121st convention," said Kolb. For a full agenda and details of the convention, please visit www.southdakotastockgrowers.o rg or call 605-342-0429.
Page 14 September 19, 2012 • The Faith Independent LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWA School
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCTION FAITH SCHOOL DISTRICT 46-2 MEADE COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
The Board of Education of the Faith School District met in regular session on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 with Chairwoman Johnson calling the meeting to order at 7:00pm. Brian Simonson led the Pledge of Allegiance. Members present: Hanson, Johnson, Simonson, Vance and Welter. Members absent: None. Motion by Welter, 2nd by Hanson to approve the amended agenda. Motion carried. Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Welter to approve the consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the August 13, 2012 meeting along with the following financial statements and claims: Faith Imprest Fund beginning balance -18.44; receipts – student meals – 4,020.00, milk – 559.80, adult meals – 826.00, other – 1,199.00, from district – 18.44; expenses – cross country – 80.00; volleyball – 205.52, supplies – 277.20, other – 1,280.00; ending balance – 4,762.08. Trust & Agency beginning balance – 33,940.86, receipts – 718.35; expenses – 4,359.66; ending balance – 30,299.55. Faith School District beginning balance – 1,508,745.91; receipts – ad valorem taxes – 2,033.82, gross receipts – 21,223.89, penalties and interest on tax – .74, interest earned – 143.22, county sources – 1,393.18, state sources – 75,708.00, accounts receivable – 27,243.50, reimbursements – 77.64, laptop insurance – 1,925.01. Total revenue – 129,749.00; total expenditures – 305,602.21; ending balance – 1,332,892. Certified salaries – 36,213.03, noncertified salaries – 6,733.09, FIT – 4,277.66, FICA – 7,239.12, SDRS – 6836.22, Horace Mann (annuities) – 100.00, Aspire Financial (403(b)) – 415.00. CLAIMS: ASBSD (dues) – 450.00; AFLAC (ins) – 744.78; Apple Inc. (ipads) – 1,596.00; Bauer Piano (mtnce) – 190.00; B. Bushong (custodial, supp) – 2,289.03; Bio Corp (supp) – 357.83; Black Hills Windshield Repair (mtnce) – 375.00; Chair Slippers (mtnce) – 597.88; Chester Area School (DDN) – 1,250.00; City of Faith (util) – 3,849.67; Dakota 2000 (licenses) – 460.00; Dakota Business Ctr. (mtnce) – 579.00; D. Nolan (mtnce) – 244.80; E. Price (custodial) – 110.00; Faith Imprest Fund (phone, officials, pstg, dues, binder) – 1,861.16; Faith Lumber (mtnce, supp) – 4,327.63; Farmers Union Oil (gas) – 262.43; Grand Electric (util) – 180.48; GTC Auto Parts – mtnce – 96.38; Harrisburg School (desks) – 1,050.00; Hauff Mid-America (VB, Supp) – 122.65; Heartland Paper (supp) – 172.79; Heartland Waste Mgmnt (util) – 60.00; Hewlett Packard (supp) – 116.00; Houghton Mifflin (supp) – 963.66; International Reading Assoc. (dues) – 165.00; K. Price (custodial) – 74.00; Krause Storage – 195.00; Legal Shield (ins) – 241.10; Lynn’s (supp) – 68.36; M&D Food Shop (gas) – 702.99; M. Gustafson (supp) – 31.79; NWAS (assessment) – 39,475.00; NSU Finance Office (supp) – 23.00; Pearson Education (AimsWeb sub) – 510.00; Ramada Inn (travel) – 198.00; Rapid City Area Schools (supp) – 157.58; Rick’s Auto (mtnce) – 345.00; Riverside Technologies (supp) – 115.00; SASD (dues – 759.59; School Specialty (supp) – 143.18; SD Dept of Health (svcs) – 120.00; SDSDBF (ins) – 9,074.94; Servall Uniform (mtnce) – 407.95; SD Magazine (sub) – 51.00; SD State Historical Society (sub) – 35.00; Super 8 (travel) – 57.00; Time for Kids (sub) – 88.40; TransAmerica (ins) – 20.41. Total General Fund – 75,367.26. CAPITAL OUTLAY: Flooring America (carpet) – 5,821.56; Northland Trust Services (bond interest) – 21,710.00; Wells Fargo Financial (lease) – 265.00; total Capital Outlay – 27,796.56. SPECIAL EDUCATION: AFLAC (ins) – 147.06; BenefitMall/Centerstone Ins (ins.) – 19.26; K. Dieters (mlg to parents) – 222.00; Hands on Health (PT) – 1,061.91; Legal Shield (ins) – 26.90; NWAS (assessment) – 10,382.00; SDSDBF (ins) – 1,007.81; Total Special Ed – 12,866.94. DEBT SERVICE: Northland Trust Services (interest) – 82,665.00; SD FIT (prin) – 90,000.00. Total Debt Service 172,665.00. CAPITAL PROJECTS: AinsworthBenning (building) – 50,905.00; Chapman’s Electronic (security system) – 9,308.50; Faith Lumber (supp) – 386.44; Golden West Tele (phone system) – 18,531.42; Vanway Trophy (donor wall) – 4,192.00. Total Capital Projects – 83,323.36. FOOD SERVICE: AFLAC (ins) – 25.80; BenefitMall/Centerstone Ins. (ins) – 77.07; CANS (food) – 1,209.63; CWD (food) – 2,248.87; Food Service of America (food) – 1,635.92; Lynn’s (milk) – 731.33; Vila’s Health & Variety (supp) – 6.98; total Food Service – 5,935.60. Total claims all funds – 377,954.72. No citizens were present to address the board. Mrs. Baye gave the superintendent’s report. It has been a fast-paced beginning of the year and already this week we are into Homecoming activities and next week will be Parent-Teacher Conferences. The 2012-2013 enrollment is at 188 students in K-12 and 14 in Preschool. Mrs. Baye attended the NWAS Administrative Advisory Board meeting on September 4th. Items discussed were the SD Housing Authority Homes for school districts, new staff and schedules, Open House, unit moving and upkeep, disaster plans and update of course booklet. Early Childhood Screening was held August 28th for children birth to kindergarten age. Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Baye attended the regional IEP Meeting presented by the NWAS Special Ed Director, Cris Sargeant on August 30th. She gave information on the new IEP changes recommended by the State of SD. Cris Sargeant will also be in our school later this month to help us prepare for the Special Education Review this year. There was a meeting of the NWAS ESA 5 Advisory Board on September 12th at Mobridge. Agenda items included a business meeting, an update on services available this year through ESA 5 a technology presentation and the future funding for ESA’s. The 2012 ASBSD Region Meetings are set to being with legislative platforms and advocating for Initiated Measure 15 expected to be the key points discussed. ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pagany will embark on a tour across the state with 10 stops scheduled over September and October and urges school board members to attend the region meeting nearest to their district to join in the discussion on these important issues. Mr. Daughters gave the principal’s report. Mr. Daughters, Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Fischbach will be attending a Senior Experience/Entrepreneurship Workshop on September 19th. The SD Department of Education and Career Cruising will be putting on this conference to help schools with the implementation process. All SD school districts will need to offer a capstone experience by the fall of 2013. The county health nurse will conduct the annual health screenings on September 13th and 17th. The annual Title I Open House is scheduled for September 20th for all students and parents in grades K-6. This is Homecoming week and will be a busy week filled with activities. Deb Ruen with NW Prevention Resource Center will be coming once per month to work with our students. Noma Welter gave the library board report. An estimated 20 children attended the Summer Reading Program presentation. The book discussion group fell off during the summer months but hopes to pick up again this fall. The City has replaced the siding and the roof on the library. Other options for a new sign are being pursued. The library board is discussing the possibility of changing the book drop. Scott Vance gave the NWAS report. The NWAS board met on September 5th. They discussed looking into Governor’s Houses for NWAS teacher’s housing. Many of the coop teachers will be attending a CTE training seminar in Atlanta later this fall. Noma Welter and Sharron Johnson gave a facilities report. They discussed the quotes for sidewalks received from both Ainsworth-Benning and Bob Linn. The punch list is still being completed. Ken Beer from Modern Woodmen of America and an FHS alumnus has donated $1,500.00 for landscaping and/or trees for the new building. The School Board in-service with Julie Ertz from ASBSD has been set for October 3rd. Mrs. Baye gave an update on the minor boundary change. We have requested to be put on the agenda for the September 27th County Commissioners meeting in Sturgis to ask the County Commissioners to determine whether or not Capital Outlay certificates are or are not considered “bonded indebtedness.” Mrs. Baye, Amie Schauer and Eric Bogue will attend the meeting. Noma Welter shared that Mayor Haines asked if the school would consider donating the old playground equipment to the City to be placed at the Visitor’s Center. It was the consensus of the board to do so after the equipment is declared as surplus property. The City auction has been set for October 19th. Surplus items need to be included in by the end of the month. The board will hold a special meeting at 4:00 September 25th to approve the surplus items for auction. Discussion was held on the 20122013 budget and the changes made since the budget hearing in July. Motion by Simonson, 2nd by Vance to approve the 2012-2013 budget. Hanson – aye; Johnson, - aye; Simonson – aye; Vance – aye; and Welter – aye. Motion carried. Changes to the approved budget since the Budget Hearing are as follows: General Fund Expenditures – Elementary Programs +19,748.00; Middle School Prog. (1,458.00); Secondary Prog +11,238.00; Title I +4,116.00; Guidance (1.00); Technology in School +1,335.00; Office of Superintendent +977.00; Office of Principal +190.00; Support Staff – Business +1.00; Operation & Maintenance of Plant (1.00); Pupil Transportation +2,500.00; Extra-curricular +5.00. Total General Fund expenditures +38,650.00. Capital Outlay +108,900.00; Special Education +11,350.00; Pension Fund (18,665.00); Capital Projects +90,000.00; Food Service +10.00. Means of Finance: General Fund – Fund Balance Applied +38,650.00; Capital Outlay Fund Balance Applied +108,900.00; Special Ed – transfer in from General Fund 11,350.00; Pension Fund +2,750.00; Debt Service (18,665.00); Capital Projects +90,000.00; Food Service +10.00. Ending budget balance: 2,619110.00. Motion by Welter, 2nd by Simonson to recess for 10 minutes. Motion carried. Motion by Vance, 2nd by Simonson to approve the contract of Kelly Daughters as the Title I Director in the amount of $2,000.00. Motion carried. Motion by Welter to advertise for a custodian at the Maurine School and to notify applicants of the advertisement. Motion carried. Motion by Vance, 2nd by Welter to approve the contract of Mykal Shaff for the position of JH Football Coach in the amount of $610.00. Motion carried. Amie Schauer shared the two milk bids received. Motion by Simonson, 2nd by Vance to approve the bid from Lynn’s Dakotamart. Motion carried. Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Simonson to approve Open Enrollment Applications 2013-04; 2013-05; and 2013-06. Motion carried. Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Vance to approve the transfer of $80,000.00 from General Fund to Debt Service. Motion carried. Home School exemptions were shared. Motion by Welter, 2nd by Hanson to adjourn. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 9:02 pm. _______________________________ Sharron Johnson, President Board of Education ________________________________ Amie Schauer, Business Manager Published September 19, 2012 for a total approximate cost of $106.88 Jim, Spraying – $130.00; Iron Horse Ag Service, Oxygen, Repair & Maintenance – $1,423.67; Jerome Beverage, Beer – $6,169.92; Johnson Western Wholesale, Liquor – $3,352.65; Larry Ross, Construction, Labor to Install Steel Roof on Library Building – $1,236.00; Lynn's Dakotamart. Supplies – $362.68; M&D Food Shop, Gasoline – $381.36; Midwest Coca-Cola Refreshments, Misc – $313.76; National Fire Safety Council, Inc., Donation – $219.44; Northwest Beverage Inc., Beer – $16,285.70; Ricks Auto, LLC, Repair & Maintenance, Tires – $440.00; Roys Pronto, Repair & Maintenance, Supplies – $1,082.43; Rushmore Communications, Inc., Supplies – $77.00; S&S Roadrunner Sales Company, Misc – $394.20; SD Retirement System, Retirement Plan – $3,658.36; Sensus Metering System, Telephone Support – $96.00; Shaff, Doran, Mowing & Trimming – $100.00; Shaff, Mykal, Mowing & Trimming – $450.00; Sodak Distributing Company, Liquor – $3,202.21; Sysco North Dakota, Inc., Supplies – $371.56; The Print Shop, Park Fee Envelopes – $15.40; Tri County Water, Water – $11,685.40; United States Postal Services, Stamped Envelopes – $823.85; Visa, Gasoline, Travel – $1,587.70; Farmers State Bank, SS & Withholding – $1,320.08; Farmers State Bank, SS & Withholding – $3,032.90; Farmers State Bank, Extra Statement-Sept – $3.00; Farmers State Bank, PayPal- AirNav Listing – $18.00; Companion Life, Dental Insurance – $569.74; Wellmark BlueCross & Blue Shield, Health Insurance – $7,619.56; Afdahl's Appliance, Down Pymt on Air Condition Unit – $10,000.00, Jerome Beverage, Stock Show Budget – $464.23. Inghram made a motion, seconded by Lightfield to approve all claims presented. All yes votes. Motion carried. BIDS: 7:15 – Open Bids for Drainage Project: The following bid was received for the Drainage Project: Anderson Contractors, Inc. – $30,872.75 Inghram made a motion, seconded by Riley to reject the bid from Anderson Contractors, Inc. All yes votes. Motion carried. 7:30 – Open Bids for Various Construction Work: The following bid was received for the gutters on the library: Hausauer Seamless Products – $1409.00 Riley made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to accept the bid from Hausauer Seamless Products for the labor and supplies for gutters on the library. All yes votes. Motion carried. Butler Insurance – Insurance Quote: Karen Butler proposed a quote for City liability insurance to the Council. Mayor Haines was going to go over the values on the vehicles for the fire department and ambulance. Advertise to bid out: The deck at the Public Safety Building was missed on the last quote, so it needs to be power washed and stained and since there wasn’t any other quotes other than the gutters for the library, the rest needs re bid. Inghram made a motion, seconded by Lightfield to re-advertise the various construction work. Motion carried. Golden West Agreement: Golden West sent an extension to the original agreement on December 7, 2007 for host and remote switching end office services until August 31, 2014. There was a net change in the CPI (Consumer Price Index) beginning on the October 1, 2012 bill from $1360 to $1475 a month. Lightfield made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to approve the extension agreement with Golden West. Continued on next page
Proceedings of the Common Council City of Faith, SD
The Common Council for the City of Faith, South Dakota met in regular session on September 4, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. in the Community Room of the Community Center. Mayor Haines called the meeting to order, Brown called roll call, and Mayor Haines led the Pledge of Allegiance. Council members present: Riley, Inghram, Nolan, Spencer, Lightfield, and Hellekson. Others in attendance were: Debbie Brown, Loretta Passolt, Justin Inghram, Jim Holloway, Reed Henschel, Barbara Berndt, Debbie Wicks and Karen Butler. Spencer made a motion, seconded by Inghram to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried. Lightfield made a motion, seconded by Spencer to approve the minutes of the August 21st and August 28th, 2012 meeting with the amendment to the motion for the following correction: Under: Discussion on Lake Lease: Add: Lease ends September 30, 2012 so their can be no livestock on the land from October through December. Motion carried. CLAIMS APPROVED: The following claims were presented and read: Aflac, Cancer & Accident Insurance – $734.28; Avesis Third Party Administrators, Inc., Vision Insurance – $126.38; Brown, Newton, Hauling Transformers & Mowers – $1,762.00; Butler Insurance Company, Gun Show Liability Coverage – $666.25; City of Beresford, Transformers – $5,796.00; City of Faith, Utilities – $8,437.72; CWD Aberdeen, Bar Food & Supplies – $622.97; Dakota Business Center, Library Supplies, Quarterly Maintenance – $391.08; Delage Landen Fin. Service, Copier Lease – $46.02; Dept of Revenue, Laboratory Services – $13.00; Faith Fitness Center, Full Time Employees Membership – $50.00; Faith High School, Yearbook Ad – $25.00; Faith Lumber Company, Supplies – $1,271.71; Frito-Lay, Inc., Misc – $24.32; Golden West Telecommunications, Special Access – $1,781.32; Heartland Waste Management, Hauling Garbage & Dumpsters – $4,135.00; Henschel, Ed, Ambulance Laundry – $46.20; Hills Material Company, Cold Mix – $3,535.20; Holloway,
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Continued from previous page Inghram – no. Five yes votes. Motion carried. Airport Pavement and Striping Project: The airport is scheduled for a pavement maintenance to seal the cracks, rejuvenate the pavement and re-paint markings as needed. The state will pay the contractor and engineer 100% and the City will be billed the 2%. The estimate we will owe is $1,261.75 and can be taken out of the fuel tax balance. Riley made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to approve the project and have the money come out of the fuel tax fund. All yes votes. Motion carried. Justin Inghram –Electric on Building: Justin Inghram approached the Council about when he would get his electric connected. Mayor Haines stated that Donn Dupper hoped to get to it at the end of this week or beginning of next. The cost to move the pole and the transformers above and beyond a normal connection would be in the area of $5,000. Inghram pointed out that he feels if he would have been able to have his variance he asked for, the pole would not have to be moved and have that extra expense. Inghram will talk with Donn Dupper about the reason of having to move Butler’s connections. Inghram asked if there was an extra cop car that maybe could be set as a decoy to slow some people down on the highway coming through town. Mayor Haines stated we sold the ones we had. Ice House: Reed Henschel, President of the Exhibit Board, discussed the recommendations needed on the Ice House. Lightfield made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to call for quotes on the recommendations submitted by the Exhibit Board. All yes votes. Motion carried. Craft Fair: Angel Kennedy stopped at the City Office and said she would be interested in taking care of the craft fair for the City for $250. Spencer made a motion, seconded by Lightfield to approve to pay Angel Kennedy $250 to take care of the craft fair. All yes votes. Motion carried. Budget Discussion: Discussion was held on the budget. Airport Grant Acceptance: Spencer made a motion, seconded by Nolan to accept the airport grant for the “Update Airport Layout Plan (ALP) and Narrative” Project Number 3-460076-007-2012. All yes votes. Motion carried. Purchase of Meter Reader and Software: The current meter reader unit and software are outdated and if anything goes wrong with it, it can no longer be repaired. The unit had an issue last month and that is when the company stated we should get an updated when because if something happens to it, they cannot retrieve anything for us any longer. The estimate for the unit is $4,580 and the updated software is $1,900. Inghram made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to approve to purchase the unit and updated software. All yes votes. Motion carried. Deb Wicks: Deb Wicks approached the Council concerning the situation with the owner of the property being the one who has to have the bill in their name instead of the renter. There is not an Ordinance, it is just policy. Executive Session – Personnel: Lightfield made a motion, seconded by Spencer to retire into executive session at 9:15 PM for contractual. Motion carried. Mayor Haines declared the Council out of executive session at 9:37 PM. Inghram made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to consult the City Attorney on a contract. Motion carried. Other Items to be Discussed: Someone needs to look at the chips from Fisher Sand and Gravel before the hauling of the chips so that it doesn’t mess up the bidding. Riley made a motion, seconded by Lightfield to adjourn. Motion carried. _______________________________ Glen Haines, Mayor _______________________________ Debbie Brown, Finance Officer Published September 19, 2012 for a total approximate cost of $94.86
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Address Telephone listing Electronic mail address Photograph Date and place of birth Major field of study Dates of attendance Grade level Participation in officially recognized activities and sports Weight and height of members of athletic teams Degrees, honors, and awards received The most recent educational agency or institution attended Student ID number, user ID, or other unique personal identifier used to communicate in electronic systems that cannot be used to access education records without a PIN, password, etc. (A student's SSN, in whole or in part, cannot be used for this purpose.) Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Notification of Rights Elementary and Secondary Schools The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records. These rights are: The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the School receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal (or appropriate school official) a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The school official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights under FERPA. Parents or eligible students who wish to ask the School to amend a record should write the school principal (or appropriate school official), clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the School decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the School will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing. The right to privacy of personally identifiable information in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the School as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the School Board; a person or company with whom the School has outsourced services or functions it would otherwise use its own employees to perform (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the School discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes of the student's enrollment or transfer. Notification of Rights under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) PPRA affords parents certain rights regarding our conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams. These include the right to: • Consent before students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one or more of the following protected areas (“protected information survey”) if the survey is funded in whole or in part by a program of the U.S. Department of Education (ED)– 1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent; 2. Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family; 3. Sex behavior or attitudes; 4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior; 5. Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships; 6. Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers; 7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or 8. Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility •Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of – 1. Any other protected information survey, regardless of funding; 2. Any non-emergency, invasive physical exam or screening required as a condition of attendance, administered by the school or its agent, and not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of a student, except for hearing, vision, or scoliosis screenings, or any physical exam or screening permitted or required under State law; and 3. Activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students for marketing or to sell or otherwise distribute the information to others. •Inspect, upon request and before administration or use – 1. Protected information surveys of students; 2. Instruments used to collect personal information from students for any of the above marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes; and 3. Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum. These rights transfer to from the parents to a student who is 18 years old or an emancipated minor under State law. Faith School District will develop and adopt policies, in consultation with parents, regarding these rights, as well as arrangements to protect student privacy in the administration of protected information surveys and the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes. Faith School District will directly notify parents of these policies at least annually at the start of each school year and after any substantive changes. Faith School District will also directly notify, such as through U.S. Mail or email, parents of students who are scheduled to participate in the specific activities or surveys noted below and will provide an opportunity for the parent to opt his or her child out of participation of the specific activity or survey. Faith School District will make this notification to parents at the beginning of the school year if the District has identified the specific or approximate dates of the activities or surveys at that time. For surveys and activities scheduled after the school year starts, parents will be provided reasonable notification of the planned activities and surveys listed below and be provided an opportunity to opt their child out of such activities and surveys. Parents will also be provided an opportunity to review any pertinent surveys. Following is a list of the specific activities and surveys covered under this requirement: •Collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales or other distribution. •Administration of any protected information survey not funded in whole or in part by ED. •Any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening as described above. Parents who believe their rights have been violated may file a complaint with: Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202SECTION 504 OF THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against person with a disability in any program receiving federal financial assistance. Section 504 defines a person with a disability as anyone who: has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activity such as walking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, seeing, speaking, caring for one’s self, working, helping, eating, sleeping, standing, lifting, bending, and the operation of a bodily function ; Has a record of such impairment; Or is regarded as having such impairment. In order to fulfill obligations under section 504, the Faith School District acknowledges its responsibility under section 504/ADA to avoid discrimination in policies and practices regarding its personnel and students. No discrimination against any person with a disability shall knowingly be permitted in any program and practice in the school system. The Faith School District has responsibilities under Section 504, which include the obligation to identify, evaluate, and if the student is determined to be eligible under Section 504, to provide appropriate educational services. If the parent or guardian disagrees with the determination made by the professional staff of the school district, they have a right to a hearing with an impartial hearing officer. If there are questions, please feel free to contact the Faith School District at 605-967-2152. The Faith School District has the following documents available for review by parents of children with disabilities and the general public: Comprehensive Plan for Special Education IDEA Federal Application for Funds The most recent Special Education Compliance Monitoring final report. Applications, evaluations, periodic program plan or reports relating to federal programs including auditor’s reports, statements of assurance, budget and grant materials. Information will be available at the Faith School District’s Superintendents Office, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Published September 19, 2012 for a total approximate cost of $142.23
The Faith School District, in order to fulfill the obligations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), is required to inform and provide full educational opportunities to all individuals with disabilities ages birth through twenty-one. Elsie Baye, Superintendent of the Faith School District, in conjunction with Northwest Area Schools Educational Cooperative, needs your assistance to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities. This public awareness notice is to inform parents and other individuals/agencies of the availability of special education and related service to all individuals who reside within the jurisdiction of the Faith School District and who are between the ages of birth through twenty-one, regardless of the severity of their disability. This included individuals in all public and private agencies and institutions, highly mobile children with disabilities, such as migrant and homeless children, who reside within the legal boundaries of the district. Anyone aware of an individual who may benefit from special education and related service is encouraged to call Elsie Baye, Director of Special Education for the Faith School District, at 605-967-2152. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Directory Information The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that Faith School District, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child's education records. However, Faith School District may disclose appropriately designated "directory information" without written consent, unless you have advised the District to the contrary in accordance with District procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the Faith School District to include this type of information from your child's education records in certain school publications. Examples include: A playbill, showing your student's role in a drama production; The annual yearbook; Honor roll or other recognition lists; Graduation programs; and Sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing weight and height of team members. Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent's prior written consent. Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks. In addition, two federal laws require local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with three directory information categories—names, addresses and telephone listings—unless parents have advised the LEA that they do not want their student's information disclosed without their prior written consent. HYPERLINK "http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco /ferpa/mndirectoryinfo.html" \l "notes" (1) If you do not want Faith School District to disclose directory information from your child's education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the District in writing by 30 days from this public notice. Faith School District has designated the following information as directory information: Student's name
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LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWA School September 19, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 17
Meade County Commission Meeting (Tuesday, September 4, 2012)
Operating Outside the Boundaries of an Incorporated Municipality. Deputy Director of Planning Bill Rich updated the Board on nuisance compliance. 4. Items from Commission Action, Discussion, Information: A. Communiques to Commission Board of County Commissioners may act on any correspondence presented. The following communiques were given to the Commission: Letter from Black River Exploration/Permits regarding Fall River County; Luff Exploration Company Petition; Renewal of Permit for an existing rubble site for the Permit Holder R.C.S. Construction, Inc. and landowners Dan & Carla Starr. The Board ensued into discussion regarding the rubble site, Meade County Deputy State’s Attorney Ken Chleborad was present for said discussion and legal opinion. Meade County received a donation letter on behalf of the Black Hills Resource Conservation thanking the Commission for their generous contribution of $2,500.00 to the Mountain Pine Beetle Coordinator Position. Action, Discussion: B. Vehicle Insurance - Non County Discussion held on reimbursing Rural Meade Ambulance Service for insurance fees. Matter was deferred until Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Motion to add budget item to FY2013 Budget of $750.00 for Rural Meade Ambulance Service. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Nay: Aker. Not present at vote on Wednesday: Creed. Action, Discussion: C. Executive Session per SDCL 1-25- 2 (1) (3) Motion to go into executive session for personnel matters and consultation with legal counsel. Motion by Cammack, second by Rausch. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken Action: D. Motion to come out of Executive Session and return to Regular Session. Motion to come out of executive session and return to regular session Motion by Cammack, second Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. 5. Dinner Break @ Noon and Reconvened at 1:00 PM Minutes: A. Recess for Dinner Break 6. Scheduled Items @ 1:00 PM Action, Discussion: A. Northern Hills Drug & Alcohol No one present at Tuesday’s time on the Agenda. Northern Hills Drug & Alcohol appeared before the Board on Wednesday. Commissioner Creed asked that Northern Hills Drug & Alcohol come before the Board to discuss FY2013 budgeting. Commissioner Creed added for the record “that she is asking that funding for the Northern Hills Alcohol Center, which has been denied during prior budget meetings, be reconsidered. There is a huge need for its services in Meade County and that it is a benefit not only to its clients, but also for their families, and the County as a whole. It is one service that yields a greater return than its cost.” Creed also added “that positive programs impact the Sheriff’s Department and Jail.” Creed went on to say “that the City of Sturgis and the Meade School District had just made available to the organization a school in which it will be able to expand its services. Meade County has allocated funding for this organization since its inception and this is not the year to pull needed dollars” Roger Merriman, for Northern Hills Drug & Alcohol, appeared before the Board for informational purposes and to discuss FY2013 Budget. Motion to appropriate $10,000 to Northern Hills Drug & Alcohol Center Motion by Creed, second by Cammack. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Action, Discussion: B. Community Health Annual Report Meade County Health Nurse Jennifer Mutziger appeared before the Board to present her annual report. Discussion took place regarding the Meade County employee’s flu shots. The same will take place sometime mid-September at no cost to the employee. Action, Discussion: C. Update on Black Hawk 125th Celebration Robert Mallow appeared before the Board to thank them for helping with financial assistance for the Black Hawk 125th Celebration. Motion made to go into executive session to discuss legal matters with Mr. Mallow. Motion by Creed, second by Cammack. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Motion to come out of executive session and return to regular session. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. 7. Items from Director of Equalization Action, Discussion, Information: A. Encroachment into Oak Street right-ofway in Black Hawk - Black Hawk Road District Meade County Deputy Planning Director Bill Rich, Timi Bloomberg & Monty Stabnow came before the Board requesting direction on how to deal with people blocking a roadway. Chairman Aker and Commissioner Heidgerken will meet with the District and talk to the people living on the street. 8. Items from Weed and Pest Action, Discussion: A. Adoption of Private Land Agreement on Mountain Pine Beetle Meade County Head of Weed & Pest Nathan Jagim came before to discuss Meade County’s plan for the Pine Beetle. Chairman Aker offered to write a letter to the Governor, State Forestry and Secretary of Agriculture requesting the County be recognized as an area of higher priority. Said matter was revisited on Wednesday September 5, 2012 as to the need for a motion granting the Chairman the authority to write a letter. Motion to authorize Chairman Aker to write a letter to State Officials requesting that Meade County be designated a Mountain Pine Beetle Priority Area. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Not present at vote on Wednesday: Creed. Discussion ensued about the adoption of a Private Land Agreement on the Mountain Pine Beetle. The landowner must have a minimum of ten infected trees and minimum of 3 acres. Chairman Aker submitted a proposal on the same. The matter will be deferred until later. Motion made to go into executive session due to personnel matters. Motion by Cammack, second by Creed. Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Generated by Lisa G Schieffer on Monday, September 10, 2012 Members present Alan D Aker, Doreen A. Creed, Gary L Cammack, Linda Rausch and Robert Heidgerken Meeting called to order at 8:30 AM 1. Call to Order at 8:30 AM Procedural: A. Pledge of Allegiance 2. Meade County Veteran of the Month Information, Presentation, Recognition: A. Meade County Veteran of the Month It was the Commissioners’ honor to introduce the Meade County Veteran of the Month for the month of September Mr. James Foley from Sturgis. Mr. Foley served in the United States Marine Corps from 1968 - 1997. Over his 30 years of service he performed duties as an Infantry Unit Leader, a Drill Instructor, and a Motor Transport Maintenance Chief. After returning state side Mr. Foley was the Staff Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of the Career Course and the Advanced Course until he was offered the position of Deputy Director, Staff Noncommissioned Officers Academy. Mr. Foley was the Marine Instructor here in Sturgis, SD for 7 years where many of the students still keep in contact with him. 3. Routine Business Discussion, Information: A. Opportunity for Public Comment Marvin Kammerer came before the Board to discuss the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), asking the Commission to send a letter to Congress. No action was taken. Theresa Casteel appeared before the Commission to show the plaques she received from the National Association of Professional Women and the Continental Whose Who. Casteel is the manager of the K-C Ranch LLC. Discussion, Information: B. Items from Department Heads Meade County Highway Superintendent Ken McGirr updated the Board on the New Underwood Road Project as being almost complete, as well as the North Deadwood Avenue and Peaceful Pines Projects. Discussion ensued regarding speed limits throughout the County. McGirr and Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin will get together to discuss options and bring the same back to Commission next month. McGirr informed the Board that he is working on a grant for signs at no expense to County. Head of Weed & Pest Nathan Jagim expressed his concerns regarding his Department. Jagim also updated the Board on Canadian Thistle and Pine Beetle problems. Meade County Head of Buildings and Maintenance Kevin Forrester informed Board that the State Clerk of Courts office has requested use of the old Treasurer’s vault in the Courthouse. Motion was made to approve using the vault indefinitely, or until such time that the Commission comes up with other uses for the Courthouse Building. Motion by Creed, second by Cammack. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Creed, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken Nay: Aker. Meade County Director of Equalization Kirk Chaffee and Deputy Director Rhea Crane come before the Board to discuss issues regarding boundary changes and notification to various offices. Discussion was also had regarding Ordinance 11-An Ordinance Licensing and Regulating Peddlers, Transient Merchants, Solicitors, Professional People, Businesses and Trades
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Motion made to go out of executive session and return to regular session. Motion by Cammack, second by Creed. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Motion to adopt Private Land Agreement as amended. Motion by Cammack, second by Rausch. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Mr. Dean Wink, House of Representative from District #29 came before the Board to say thanks for the work done on the New Underwood Road. 9. Items from Auditor Items will be taken up on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Action: A. Worker's Compensation Fireman Motion to approve adding the following firefighters to the Meade County Worker’s Compensation: Riley Kammerer to Hereford Fire Dept. and adding Shawn Peterson, Chris Meland, Dave McCarthy, Robert Kusser, Daniel Winter, Alexander Raber, and Warren Shaulis to the Sturgis Fire Dept. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Not Present at Vote on Wednesday: Doreen A Creed Action, Discussion: B. Forest Service Payments to States. Motion to approve signing the Forest Service Payment to States Contract taking asking for 100% of the Title 1 funds from the Secure Rural Schools Act State Payment. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Not Present at Vote on Wednesday: Doreen A Creed Action, Discussion: C. Discussion Regarding 5 ornaments of 5" inches to be given at the SDACC/SDACO. Motion to spend up to, but not exceed, $200.00 on five ornaments. Said expense will come out of Commission Budget Motion by Rausch, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Nay: Aker. Not Present at Vote on Wednesday: Doreen A Creed. Action, Discussion: D. Abatement on an advanced tax mobile home Motion to approve an abatement to Mark Glasford in the amount of $176.32. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Not Present at Vote on Wednesday: Doreen A Creed Action: E. Refund & Abatement for Jake Schauer. Advanced tax mobile home Motion to approve a refund in the amount of $188.26 and an abatement in the amount of $188.26. Motion by Cammack, second by Rausch. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Not Present at Vote on Wednesday: Doreen A Creed 10. Items from Commission Assistant Action, Discussion: A. Minor Boundary Change - School District
Items will be taken up on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Discussion was had regarding a school boundary change between the Meade 46-1 School District and the Douglas 51-1 School District. Motion was made to approve the minor boundary change. Motion by Cammack, second by Aker. Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Not present at vote on Wednesday: Creed. Action, Discussion: B. Executive Session per SDCL 1-25-2 (1) Motion to go into executive session (Tuesday evening) due to personnel matters. Motion by Cammack, second by Rausch. Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Action, Discussion: C. Executive Session per SDCL 1-25-2 (1) Motion to go out of executive session and return to regular session. Motion by Cammack, second by Rausch. Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. 11. Recess Meeting@ 6:00 PM 12. Reconvene September 5 @ 10 AM 13. Public Hearing Action: A. Hearing on Application for Franchise for Butte Electric Motion to approve franchise application for Butte Electric. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Action, Discussion: B. 1st Reading on Proposed Changes to Ordinance #11 Mike Kilmer and Toni Woodruff from Buffalo Chip were present for said reading. Discussion took place regarding the changes made to amend Ordinance #11. Motion made to approve first reading of Ordinance #11 - An Ordinance Licensing and Regulating Peddlers, Transient Merchants, Solicitors, Professional People, Businesses and Trades Operating Outside the Boundaries of an Incorporated Municipality. Motion by Creed, second by Rausch. Discussion ensued with the Board. Motion was made to end discussion and call the vote on the motion. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Vote took place on the motion of “Motion made to approve first reading of Ordinance #11 - An Ordinance Licensing and Regulating Peddlers, Transient Merchants, Solicitors, Professional People, Businesses and Trades Operating Outside the Boundaries of an Incorporated Municipality.” Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Motion to set a hearing date for second reading of Ordinance #11- An Ordinance Licensing and Regulating Peddlers, Transient Merchants, Solicitors, Professional People, Businesses and Trades Operating Outside the Boundaries of an Incorporated Municipality for October 3, 2012. at 10 a.m. Motion by Cammack, second by Rausch. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Action, Discussion: Coroner FY2013 Budget Discussion took place Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Motion to set Coroner compensation for Budget year 2013 to a base of $6,000.00 plus $200.00 per viewing and Continued on next page
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Continued from previous page $175.00 for Deputy Coroner viewing. Motion by Cammack, second by Aker. Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Nay: Creed. Action, Discussion: C. Approval of Final FY2013 County Budget This matter was taken up later in the day on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. Commissioner Creed present via telephone. Motion was made to delete the line item of $24,000 for the Meade County Fire Fighters Association. Motion by Aker, second by Creed. *withdrawn later. Discussion took place regarding the same. A substitute motion was made by Creed to defer the matter until Friday so the Auditor’s Office can a compile a 5year expenditure sheet to see where the monies from the Meade County Firefighters budget are being spent and specified to each department. A roll call vote was taken. Motion by Creed, second by Heidgerken. **withdrawn later. Yea: Heidgerken Nay: Aker, Rausch Discussion took place in the middle of the vote. Chairman Aker informed the Board that he had called for the vote. The Board asked for a clarification on the motion of whether it was to defer until Friday or if the data was needed also. The motion above was stated back to the Board. Rausch withdrew her vote. The Board took a recess. The Board came back into session. Chairman Aker then called off the vote. The Board went back into to discussion and asked rather than make to make a motion there could be a possible solution. **The substitute motion of Commissioner Creed and seconded by Heidgerken was withdrawn. *The original motion of Chairman Aker and seconded by Creed was withdrawn. Motion to approve giving a lump sum of $2000.00 to each of the sixteen volunteer fire departments that serve the different areas of Meade County. A roll call vote was taken. Motion by Aker, second by Creed. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Motion made to devote reducing taxes by $90,682.00 to the additional property tax cut taken earlier by the Board. Motion by Creed, second by Rausch. Discussion was had regarding tax cut vs. cash applied. A substitute motion was made by Chairman Aker to apply $90,682.00 to reducing the cash applied line in the FY2013 Budget. A roll call vote was taken. Motion by Aker, second by Cammack. Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Cammack, Heidgerken. Nay: Creed, Rausch. Chairman Aker wanted the record to reflect that "he is proud that our Commission has once again left the County in good fiscal condition despite the inaccurate claims to the contrary made earlier this year." Motion made to approve the FY2013 Budget as amended. A roll call vote was taken. Said changes were made below: Preliminary Budget......Annual Budget Transfers Out .3,063,754 3,138,506 Commission ......193,018 188,580 Auditor.............. 202,014 205,014 Treasurer...........405,612 406,144 State’s Attorney .526,891 511,566 Government Building ..........771,887 757,985 Director of Equalization....956,474 939,437 Reg. of Deeds ...261,557 253,006 Veteran Service...31,973 29,517 Human Resource159,183 159,899 Sheriff.............1,878,108 1,828,153 Jail..................1,398,081 1,381,909 Coroner ...............65,776 63,502 Emergency Management ....65,073 62,617 Firefighting ..........49,000 57,000 911 System .......588,022 569,645 Highway .........5,041,614 5,086,366 County Nurse ......85,653 85,280 Alcohol Ref...................0 10,000 Weed & Pest .....181,323 176,469 Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken Final Resolution: Motion Carries Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. 14. Dinner Break@ 12:00 Noon Action: A. Recess for Dinner 15. Scheduled Items @ 1PM Action, Discussion: A. Final Resolution on Road Districts Dale Hanson, Attorney at Law, came before the Board to present the Order Declaring Creation of Black Hawk Road District and Runkle Road District. Motion to approve the formation of Black Hawk Commercial Road District. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Hanson also presented to the Board the Order Declaring Creation of the Runkle Road District. Motion to approve the formation of Runkle Road District. Motion by Heidgerken, second by Cammack. Final Resolution: Motion Carries Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Discussion: Sturgis Economic Development Discussion was had on setting a special agenda meeting. Commissioner Creed left the meeting. Motion to go into executive session for Economic Development. Motion by Cammack, second by Linda Rausch. Final Resolution: Motion Carries Yea: Aker, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken Not present for vote on Wednesday: Creed. Commissioner Creed present via telephone in executive session. Motion to come out of executive session and resume regular session. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries Yea: Aker, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken Not present for vote on Wednesday: Creed. The Board will set Friday, September 7th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. to consider an addition to the Meade County Economic loan fund. Action, Discussion: B. Natural Resource Committee Motion to adopt the amended version of the letter regarding the weed contracts on Forest Service Land. Motion by Heidgerken, second by Cammack. Final Resolution: Motion Carries Yea: Aker, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Not present for vote on Wednesday: Creed. Action, Discussion: C. Court House Drainage Project Meade County Head of Maintenance Kevin Forrester came before the Board to discuss the Court House Drainage Project. Motion was made to instruct Kevin Forrester to call for bids on said drainage project. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Not Present at Vote on Wednesday: Creed A special meeting will be set for Thursday September, 27, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. for the bid opening for the project. Action, Discussion: D. Inter-Department Communication on Matters of Mutual Interest Commissioner Creed present via telephone. Motion to accept the submitted policy regarding abstract and boundary changes. A roll call vote was taken. Motion by Creed, second by Cammack. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Creed, Cammack, Rausch. Nay: Aker, Heidgerken. 16. Consent Calendar Action (Consent), Discussion: A. Consent Calendar Resolution: Motion to Approve Items on Consent Calendar Motion to Approve Items on Consent Calendar Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken Not Present at Vote on Wednesday: Creed Action (Consent), Minutes: B. Minutes of Commission Meeting Approval of August 14, 2012 minutes. Action (Consent): C. Auditor's Account with County Treasurer Approve of Auditor’s Account with County Treasurer. AUDITOR’S ACCOUNT WITH THE COUNTY TREASURER To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners Meade County: I hereby submit the following report of my examination of the cash and cash items in the hands of the County Treasurer of this County as of September 1, 2012. Total amount of deposits in bank – 110,256.53 Total amount of actual cash – 3,200.43 Total amount of checks and drafts in treasurer’s possession not exceeding three days – 57,948.36 Itemized list of all items, checks and drafts which have been in the Treasurer’s possession over three days: Postage & Exp. – 1,039.57 CD’s & Savings – 800,848.58 Pioneer Bank – ($200,848.58) First Interstate – ($500,000) Farmers State Bank – ($100,000) First Interstate Bank Spec. Account – 1,336,536.93 Farmers State Bank – 11,014.57 First Trust – 0.00 First Interstate Bank Savings Account – 1,336,536.93 Flex Account – 24,592.01 Wells Fargo – 100.00 cc pending – 351.91 Insuff. Funds Checks – 1,838.80 TOTAL – 3,831,396.05 Dated this 1st day of September, 2012. /s/ Lisa Schieffer, Meade County Auditor Action (Consent): D. Register of Deed's Report Approve August 2012 Register of Deed’s Report in the amount of $34,524.50. Action (Consent): E. Approval of Claims for Payment Approval of Claims: ALLOCATIONS: Crisis Intervention – $705.00 SALARIES: Commissioners – $6577.50, Auditor – $14309.68, Treasurer – $$22611.35, States Attorney – $36014.82, General Gov Building – $25842.25, Director of Equalization – $40286.95, Register of Deeds – $13369.57, Veteran Service Officer – $3108.75, Human Resources – $6871.70, Sheriff – $132768.89, County Jail – $112557.73, Coroner – $1525.50, County Nurse – $4225.84, Weed and Pest – $9157.26, Highway – $72937.85, Communications – $39965.17 SUPPLIES, SERVICE, EQUIPMENT: A&B Business Equip – $289.97, City of Sturgis – $4374.00, Dakota Business Center – $88.00, Quill – $295.69, RC&D – $2500.00, SD Counties – $660.00, Sturgis Water – $526.24, Aker Woods – $1275.00, Signs Now – $435.11, D Whitaker – $4602.50, A-1 Windshield – $70.00, Ace Steel – $26.36, Active Data Systems – $517.45, Advanced Drug Testing – $36.00, Atco International – $365.50, Bierschbach Equip – $373.48, BH Chemical – $239.90, BH Embroidery – $518.00, Black Hills Windshield Repair – $50.00, R Brennick – $124.42, M Briscoe – $2116.66, Brosz Eng. – $17700.00, Butler Machinery – $8.41, Campbell Supply – $54.80, Carl’s Trailer Sales – $18.32, Cash-Wa – $3961.49, CBH Coop – $18808.93, L Cermak – $2116.66, City of RC – $945.00, Contractors Insulation – $37.44, Crop Production Svcs. – $5418.00, Crum Electric – $484.60, Cummins Central Power – $205.94, Dakota Battery – $288.91, Dakota Business Center – $211.55, Dana’s Plumbing – $275.00, Diesel Machinery – $127.27, Earthgrains – $756.13, Ellis Consultants – $2298.50, Executive Mgmt Finance – $80.00, Fastenal Co. – $91.68, First Interstate – $4291.25, V Fish – $11.60, Galls – $107.96, C Gehringer – $2116.66, Godfrey Brake Svc – $272.96, Great Western Tire – $1944.83, Wagner Land – $110.96, C Harkins – $192.50, L Havemeier – $26.60, Hills Materials – $1742.68, Horry County – $12.00, J Howell – $413.50, Hughes Co Sheriff – $29.30, Industrial Supply – $9.71, Interstate Batteries – $399.80, John Deere Financial – $19242.20, Johnston Hardware – $45.92, Key City Glass – $32.00, Kimball Midwest – $897.49, Language Line – $129.52, Lexis Nexis – $154.00, Lynn’s – $55.74, Menards – $64.78, Microsoft Corp. – $716.00, Neve’s – $228.70, NW Pipe Fittings – $481.37, Nyacor – $118.47, O’Reilly Auto – $26.62, Owens Interstate – $794.22, D Parrow – $38.50, S Peterson – $3016.66, Pitney Bowes – $345.75, Postage by Phone $20.00, Power House – $29.00, Public Safety Equip – $296.37, Quill Corp – $149.85, J Quinn – $2116.66, Rapid Delivery – $46.80, S Regan – $2116.66, Rushmore Office – $553.00, Sand Creek Printing – $110.25, B Schiley – $140.00, SD Federal Prop Agency – $91.00, SD Public Assur Alliance – $168.00, SDN Communications – $510.00, Servall – $262.40, Sheehan Mack – $718.26, Spearfish Police Dept – $60.00, State Treas. – $171.00, Sturgis Napa – $156.76, Teamviewer – $849.00, Twilight First Aid – $40.35, United Renatls – $375.00, US Foodservice – $5676.04, Walmart Community – $49.35, West Payment Center – $710.00, Western Comm. – $282.60, Xerox – $319.03, Zylstra Towing – $314.75, KRCS – $40.00, Meade Co. Treas. – $639.57, City of Faith – $291.44, Site Work Specialists – $576689.48, A&B Welding – $9.92, SD Counties – $330.00 MILES, MEALS, LODGING: A Aker – $73.45, G Cammack – $136.16, R Heidgerken – $137.27, R Mallow – $16.28, Pizza Ranch – $56.00, L Quam – $16.28, T Wieczorek – $22.20 COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEY: C Adams – $3510.75, Frederickson Law – $3488.10, R Haivala – $2251.20, J Hilpert – $2176.60, R Hymans – $388.15, Johns & Kosel – $647.33, J Stielow – $1421.88, K Thompson – $1086.50, Wilde & Hunt – $171.37 MENTALLY HANDICAPPED: MENTAL ILLNESS: Penn Co States Atty. – $200.00, RC Regional – $7451.52, Yankton Co. Sheriff – $25.00 SUPPORT OF POOR: PUBLISHING: BHWG – $1060.93 UTILITIES: BHP&L – $117.32, MDU – $100.89, BHP&L – $872.69, MDU – $13.06, Verizon – $413.37, West River Elec – $87.95, Knology – $1936.96, Midcontinent – $57.20, Grand Electric – $5.00, BHP&L – $3463.15, Sturgis Water – $336.29 JURY FEES: B Alexander – $61.10, V Brink – $64.80, A Herrmann – $67.02, L Magelky – $52.22, J Olson – $61.10, A Salazar – $50.74, D Stocklin – $127.70, D Stoor – $62.58, C Weisz – $50.74, B Alexander – $61.10, V Brink – $64.80, A Herrmann – $67.02, L Magelky – $52.22, J Olson – $61.10, C Richardson – $64.80, A Salazar – $50.74, D Stocklin – $127.70, C Weisz – $50.74 VARIOUS FUNDS: Norwest Bank, matching Social Security – $39503.57, SD Retirement System, matching retirement – $29928.68, county share of health and life insurance – $77096.81. Action (Consent): F. Personnel Actions Approval of personnel actions: Employee, Action, Effective Crane, Rhea, Annual Step to $4647.50, 8.1.12 Droppers, Tyrell, New Hire, 8.13.12 Flesner, Mary, Annual Step to $17.36, 8.24.12 Green, Penny, Annual Step to $14.98, 8.31.12 Littleton, Teresa, Wage Adjustment to Rally Temp Wage – 8.1.12 Sorenson, Kasey, Annual/Long Step to $5331.25, 8.1.12 Wilts, Tom, Annual Step to $5318.50, 8.1.12 THE FOLLOWING WERE RALLY TEMPS: T Anderson – $15.75, L Osborne – $16.57, R Luke – $15.75, S Hawks – $15.75, K Mutschler – $15.75, S Fish – $15.75, M Kintigh – $15.75, S Mikkelson – $15.75, T Stokely – $15.75, A Geigle – $15.75, G Messner – $16.57, L Fowler – $12.00, A Sorenson – $12.00, G Messner – $12.00, K Brennick – $12.00, N Taylor – $12.00, M Arneson – $12.00, A Fitzpatrick – $12.00, K Lange – $12.00, S Varner – $12.00, L Spring – $12.00, D O’Bryan – $12.00, K Grotti – $12.00, D Williams – $12.00, S Mikkelson – $12.00, J Keeton – $11.30, S Siedschlaw – $12.00, J Carmichael – $12.00, G Mace – $12.00, J Spring – $12.00, L Hockley – $11.30, J Guy – $12.00, R Murphy – $12.00, L Durnell – $12.00, I Roberdeau – $11.30, D Van Heel – $12.00, G Gerig – $12.00, C Lemmel – $12.00, W Schmaltz – $12.00, T Littleton – $11.30 (Rally Adjustment) 17. Adjourn Action, Procedural: A. Adjourn the Meeting Motion made to amend the letter that was earlier approved to the Federal officials as it pertains to control of noxious weeds in the Black Hills. Motion by Cammack, second by Rausch. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Not present at vote on Wednesday: Creed. Motion to go into executive session for personnel. Motion by Aker, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Not present on vote Wednesday: Creed. Motion to come out of executive session and return to regular session. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken. Not present on vote Wednesday: Creed. Motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries Continued on next page
LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWA School •September 19, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 19
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NORTHWEST AREA SCHOOLS EDUCATIONAL COOPERATIVE GOVERNING BOARD REGULAR MEETING – September 5, 2012 5:00 p.m., Isabel, SD 033 The regular meeting of the Northwest Area Schools Educational Cooperative Governing Board was held September 5, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. at Northwest Area Schools PRESENT: Beckman, Grueb, Vance, Gilbert, Baumberger, Jones, Lindskov, Director Cris Owens, Business Manager Monica Mayer and Superintendent Schaffan 034 Approve Agenda: On a motion from Gilbert and seconded by Beckman the agenda was approved as presented. 035 MINUTES: Minutes of the last meeting, August 8, 2012, were approved on a motion by Gilbert and seconded by Vance. Motion carried. 036 FINANCIAL REPORT: Motion by Beckman seconded by Vance to accept and approve the Financial report for August 2012, a copy of which is made a part of these minutes as Attachment “A”. Motion Carried. 037 BILLS: Motion by Gilbert and seconded by Vance to approve the Educational Cooperative bills for payment as presented, a copy of which is made a part of these minutes as Attachment “B”. Motion carried. 038 FY12 Audit Update: The FY 2012 Audit has been completed. 039 FY13 Budget Adoption: On a motion from Lindskov and seconded by Grueb the FY 2013 budget was adopted with the following changes: Expenditures From – To Psychological Services 135,887 – 139,844 Speech Pathology 404,738 – 404,663 General Administration 124,017 – 116,688 Business 54,235 – 54,323 Revenue Fund Balance, 70,204 – 65,108 LEAS 483,145 – 484,880 040 SD Budget Primer: Owens handed out information regarding state and local budgets. 041 ASBSD Delegate Assembly: Will be held In Pierre in November. 042 Second Reading and Adoption of Policy 2000: On a motion by Grueb and seconded by Lindskov Policy 2000 was adopted as presented. 043 Second Reading and Adoption of Policy 2143: On a motion from Gilbert and seconded by Beckman, Policy 2143 was adopted as presented. 044 Sped Schedules: Owens handed out the following special education schedules, Speech, Psychological, and Early Childhood. 045 Contracts to Amend: On a motion from Gilbert and seconded by Vance, the following contracts were amended: Karen Sabin from 2 days to 3 days salary of 22,152; Michelle Dillard from 5 days to 4 days $27,857. 046 Contracts to Approve: On a motion from Beckman and seconded by Grueb the contract was approved: Ina Boldt, Birth To Three Coordinator 11.50 hr 4 days a week 047 Staff Update: Owens informed the board that all positions have been filled. 048 Executive Session-Personnel: Motion by Lindskov and seconded by Beckman the board entered into executive session at 5:33 according to SDCL 12-51-1 for personnel. Baumberger declared out at 5:40. 049 Dental Insurance Deductibles: The dental insurance premiums have been raise, from $17.76 to $19.89 per month. This amount is still under the cap that the Board previously set. 050 Surplus: On a motion from Vance and seconded by Beckman a desk and laptop were declared surplus and to have no value. 051 Other None 052 Adjournment: Baumberger adjourned. ________________________________ Sandy Baumberger, Chairperson ________________________________ Monica Mayer, Business Manager Published September 19, 2012 at the total approximate cost of $121.32 Continued from previous page Yea: Aker, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken Not present on vote Wednesday: Creed. APPROVAL: ________________________ Chairman Alan, Aker ATTEST:_________________________ Lisa Schieffer, Auditor Published September 19, 2012 at the approximate total cost of $318.72 APPROVED: _____________________________ Alan Aker, Chairman ATTEST:______________________ Lisa Schieffer, Auditor Published September 19, 2012 at the approximate total cost of $16.89
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
The City of Faith, South Dakota will be accepting sealed Bids for labor only on the following items as per specifications on file in the Finance Office at the Faith Community Center, Faith, South Dakota. Paint East Door on Ambulance Building Window installed in the Municipal Building Roof re-shingled at the Community Center Paint in some areas on the exterior of the Community Center Roof re-shingled at the Public Safety Building Paint in some areas on the exterior of the Public Safety Building Roof on Park Shelter Roof on bathroom at the Lake Roof on Ice House Powerwash and Stain Deck on Public Safety Building Sealed bids will be received up until 7:30 P.M. MDT on October 2, 2012. Bids will publicly be opened and read in the regular meeting room of the Common Council in the Faith Community Center at Faith, South Dakota at 7:30 P.M., M.S.T on October 2, 2012. Each sealed bid must be clearly marked on which item you are bidding on. The City of Faith reserves the right to reject any and all bids and any and all portions thereof, and to waive any irregularities. By: Debbie Brown City Finance Officer City of Faith Faith, South Dakota Published September 19 & 26, 2012 for a total approximae cost of $46.13
ATTACHMENT “A”
FINANCIAL REPORT EDUCATIONAL COOPERATIVE AUGUST 2012
CASH BALANCE 8/01/12 RECEIPTS: LOCAL SOURCES: ASSESSMENTS EARNINGS ON INVESTMENTS MISCELLANEOUS FLOW-THRU DOLLARS REIMBURSEMENTS STATE SOURCES: UNRESTRICTED GRANTS FEDERAL SOURCES: GRANTS IN AID TOTAL RECEIPTS G/L ENTRIES SUB TOTAL TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS CASH BALANCE 8/31/12 CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT RETIREMENT SICK LEAVE VOCATIONAL FUND $307,646.70 $40,777.00 $284.90 $ $ $13,863.37 $ $ $54,925.27 $ $362,571.97 $68,123.22 $294,488.75 $200,000.00 3,500.00 Attachment “A” TRUST & AGENCY FUNDS CASH REPORT AUGUST 2012 FUND BEGINNING AMOUNT AMOUNT BALANCE RECEIVED DISBURSED UNEMPLOYMENT $12,000.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 T&A IMPREST $2,011.00 $489.00 $111.50 125 CAFETERIA PLAN $1,017.24 $300.00 $317.24 T & A IMPREST SD DIVISION OF CRIMINAL INVEST. SD DIVISION OF CRIMINAL INVEST. ISABEL SENIOR CITIZENS TOTAL BACKGROUND CHECK BACKGROUND CHECK BUILDING RENT $43.25 $43.25 $25.00 $111.50
ENDING BALANCE $12,000.00 $2,388.50 $1,000.00
ATTACHMENT ‘B’
Generated by Lisa G Schieffer on Monday, September 10, 2012 Members present Alan D Aker Via telephone: Doreen A Creed, Gary L Cammack, Linda Rausch, Robert Heidgerken Meeting called to order at 2:00 PM 1. Call Meeting to Order at 2:00 PM Procedural: A. Pledge of Allegiance 2. Economic Development Loan Fund Action, Discussion: A. Supplement Economic Development Loan Fund Pat Kurtenbach President of the Sturgis Economic Development Corporation, along with Board Member Paul Bisson came before the Board to ask for an allocation of $50,000.00 for the Economic Loan Fund. It is stressed that this is not a loan from the County, but an allocation to the fund. Motion to approve $50,000.00 to the Economic Development Loan Fund, to be administered by SEDC. Said funds to come from Commissioners Contingency Fund to be expensed through line item 101-5-111-429.5. A roll call vote was then taken. Motion by Cammack, second by Creed. Final Resolution: Motion Carries Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Rausch Nay: Heidgerken 3. Adjourn Action, Procedural: A. Adjourn the Meeting Motion to adjourn the meeting. A roll call vote was taken. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Rausch, Heidgerken
Meade County Commission Special Meeting (Friday, September 7, 2012)
NW Area Schools Multi-Dist Ed Coop BOARD REPORT - NEWSPAPER Checking Account: 1 Fund: 22, SPECIAL EDUCATION A&B BUSINESS SOLUTIONS........................249.97..............................COPIER ASBSD..............................................................92.50 .................................DUES BAUMBERGER, SANDY .................................21.46..............................TRAVEL BECKMAN, DAN .............................................44.40..............................TRAVEL BUNKHOUSE ...................................................50.00...........................LODGING CARDMEMEBER SERVICE...........................810.58...................CREDIT CARD FREEMAN ATTY AT LAW.................................43.20 .....................LEGAL FEES GOVERNORS INN ...........................................25.00...........................LODGING GRAND RIVER CASINO ..................................60.00.LODGING/CONFERENCE GRUEB, NATHAN .............................................6.29..............................TRAVEL HUBER, DONNA ........................................2,500.50..CONTRACTUAL/TRAVEL HUTCHINSON, MICKI .....................................29.88 ...........TRAVEL/SUPPLIES ISABEL SUPER VALUE .................................123.90..........................SUPPLIES JONES, WILFRED ...........................................22.20..............................TRAVEL LINDSKOV, AJ ...................................................2.59..............................TRAVEL MCI ...................................................................33.86......................TELEPHONE NWAS ..........................................................1,416.90............REIMBURSEMENT OWENS, CRIS .................................................22.50..............................TRAVEL PAR.................................................................399.60..........................SUPPLIES PAYLESS FOODS ............................................15.99..........................SUPPLIES SAMS CLUB .....................................................22.25..........................SUPPLIES SARGENT, CHRIS ......................................1,995.17 ...............TRAVEL-OFFICE SCHAFFAN, CRISTY .................................1,105.00............REIMBURSEMENT SOUTH DAKOTA NEWSPAPER SERVICES INC ........................................330.00....................PUBLICATION T & A IMPREST FUND....................................111.50............REIMBURSEMENT WRT................................................................154.40......................TELEPHONE .....................................................................9,689.64 .......................Fund Total:
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LOOKING FOR FARMGROUND to rent in western South Dakota. 605-290-8494. F1-2tc THE FAITH SCHOOL DIST. is accepting applications for parttime custodian at the Maurine School. Applications are available on the school website. Closing date September 21, 2012.3871. fch1@sdplains.com F2-1tc
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1120 +/- Acres Farm & Ranch Land Perkins County, SD For Sale at Absolute Auction
Owner: Cordavee Heupel Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 1:00 PM MDT Bentley Memorial Building Perkins County Fairgrounds - Bison, SD
Property Details: Tract 1: 320 +/- Acres ·Legal Description: N 1/2 of Section 28, Township 18, Range 13 - Perkins Co., SD ·FSA Tillable = 232.7 +/Tract 2: 160 +/- Acres ·Legal Description: NE 1/4 of Section 20, Township 18, Range 13 - Perkins Co., SD ·FSA Tillable = 137.4 +/Tract 3: 160 +/- Acres ·Legal Description: NW 1/4 of Section 21, Township 18, Range 13 - Perkins Co., SD ·FSA Tillable = 126.5 +/Tract 4: 200 +/- Acres ·Legal Description: S 1/2 NE 1/4, N 1/2 SE 1/4, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 of Sec. 21, Township 18, Range 13 - Perkins Co., SD ·FSA Tillable = 47.6 (Tracts 4 & 5 combined) Tract 5: 40 +/- Acres - Building Site ·Legal Description: SE 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 21, Township 18, Range 13 - Perkins Co., SD ·FSA Tillable = 47.6 (Tracts 4 & 5 combined) Tract 6: 80 +/- Acres ·Legal Description: SW 1/2 SW 1/4 of Section 22, Township 13 Range 18, - Perkins Co., SD ·FSA Tillable = 43.0 +/Tract 7: 80 +/- Acres - Pasture ·Legal Description: S 1/2 SE 1/4 of Section 16, Township 18, Range 13 – Perkins Co., SD Tract 8: 80 +/- Acres - Pasture ·Legal Description: S 1/2 NW 1/4 of Section 16, Township 18, Range 13 – Perkins Co., SD 2012 Real Estate Taxes: ·Total on all eight tracts = $ 3,031.12
AUCTIONS LAND AUCTION: 5,055+/- Acres, Stanley County, Cropland, CRP and Grassland, 11 miles north of Hayes, SD, October 3rd , 2012. Call Dakota Properties, Todd
Terms & Conditions: Successful bidder (s) will deposit 15% non-refundable earnest money on auction day, with the balance due at closing. Property will be offered in eight tracts. Closing to be held on or before December 15, 2012. Seller will retain all owned mineral rights including coal, scoria, gravel, clay and all aggregate on or under the surface. Property sold without buyer contingencies of any kind. Buyers should have financial arrangements secured prior to bidding. 2012 Real Estate taxes to be paid by seller. Possession gives as follows: Immediate possession at closing. Title will transfer by title insurance and warranty deed. Title insurance cost will be split 50/50 between buyer and seller. Property sold by legal description only. Descriptions and information are from sources deemed reliable although neither the seller or Auctioneer-Broker are making any guarantees or warranties, actual or implied. Buyers should inspect property to the extent deemed necessary and use your own judgment when bidding. Auctioneers-Broker are representing the seller interests in this transaction. Announcements made at auction take precedence over any printed material or prior representation.
For more information please contact: Wayne Weishaar (701) 376-3109 Sarah Weishaar (701) 376-3582 • Sagebrush Realty (701) 220-0778
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