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April 17, 2013
A statewide tornado drill will
be conducted for South Dakota by
the National Weather Service be-
tween 9:00 and 9:30 am MDT
(10:00 and 10:30 am CDT) on
Wednesday, April 24. Because the
exercise is used to ensure commu-
nications and warning systems
are functioning properly before
storm season, people will see and
hear the actual alerts used for
Outdoor warning sirens will be
sounded in many towns. T h e
sirens may not be heard inside
homes and office buildings, as
they are intended to alert people
who are outdoors away from radio
or TV.
The drill will also include acti-
vation of the Emergency Alert
System, which will interrupt local
media broadcasts. The public
should be aware that the scroll on
broadcast television and cable TV
channels will look like a real
warning, while the NOAA
Weather Radio and broadcast
audio will be identified as a test.
Local emergency response
agencies may practice their re-
sponse procedures and many
schools will conduct safety drills
for their students.
Individuals do not need to take
any action during the drill, but
they are encouraged to make
plans to protect themselves and
their families before storms de-
velop. Don’t wait until the storm
is headed toward you as there
won’t be time. Information about
storm safety is available from
county emergency management
offices or visit the following web
sites: The Rapid City National
Weather Service at
www. weather. gov/ rapi dci ty,
Black Hills Chapter of the Amer-
ican Red Cross at www.blackhill-
sredcross.org, and the South
Dakota Department of Health at
Last week's spring storm
brought welcome moisture to the
entire state, which certainly will
be a positive step toward drought
relief. SDSU Extension Climate
Field Specialist, Laura Edwards
reports snow totals of 20 to 25
inches or more from Rapid City
towards Pine Ridge.
"Snowfall totals are in the
teens around Pierre to Winner
and over to about Miller, that cen-
tral part of the state. Up in Ab-
erdeen there's about 6-inches of
snow which fell primarily
Wednesday night and Thursday,"
Edwards said. "The Sioux Falls
area received about 8-inches of
Edwards says the moisture
equivalent of this storm is pro-
jected at approximately 3-inches
in the southeast corner of the
state. The 20-to 25-inch snows in
the southwest should amount to2-
inches or more of moisture.
Lesser amounts of moisture fell to
the north.
Edwards says this fantastic
moisture will be reflected to some
degree in next week's U.S.
Drought Monitor map, which will
be released Thursday, April 18.
Soil temperatures were mostly
above freezing except for north-
eastern parts of the state, which
will allow for moisture to enter
the soil profile.
While the moisture has been
helpful, Edwards reports the
storm has been challenging for
livestock producers in the midst
Storms amount to 2 to 3 inches in moisture Tornado Warning Systems
to be tested April 24
of calving and lambing. The Ab-
erdeen national weather service
offers a resource on its website
called the cold advisory for new-
born livestock, view at
"They have an indicator there
that combines wind chill, temper-
ature and moisture. They put
that all together as a watch or
warning alert system for newborn
livestock," she said.
Edwards notes the weather is
expected to remain unsettled
across the state for the coming
week with another moisture sys-
tem moving in for the weekend
through next Wednesday.
Find more weather details at
Easter Egg Hunt winners ... 0-4 Fletcher Birkland, Dupree;
5-8 Tace Burgland, Faith; 9-12 Kody Fees, Faith. They each won $5.00
from the Top Hand 4-H Club. Photo courtesy of Kim Bachman
Northwest Area Schools ACA-
DEMIC OLYMPICS is scheduled
to be held on  Wednesday, April
24 at Faith School. Students from
Dupree, Faith, Harding County,
McIntosh, Lemmon and Timber
Lake will be participating.
The public is welcome to at-
tend the Individual Class Quiz
Bowl Competitions beginning at
8:30 am MDT, as well as the
Overall Quiz Bowl Competition
scheduled to begin at 1:45 pm and
the Awards Ceremony at approx-
imately 3:30 pm.
Olympics to be
held in Faith,
public welcome
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VA has new crisis line
City election... Bette Ross is ready to make her choice for mayor
and council person Tuesday morning. Sitting on the election board
is Kathy Schuchhardt, Sonya Gebhart and Virginia Gerbracht. We
will have results in next week’s issue.
President orders flags at half-staff for bombing victims
PIERRE, S.D. – President Obama has called for flags at half-staff, effective immediately, out of respect for
victims of yesterday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Flags are to remain at half-staff until sunset on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
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Spring cleaning for state
As the weather warms and
snow shoveling becomes lawn
mowing, many South Dakotans
take on spring cleaning projects
to ready their homes for the busy,
social summer months.
In the past two and a half
years, your state government has
attempted a spring cleaning of its
own. Starting in April, your state
agencies pore through statutes
and administrative rules looking
for unnecessary or confusing laws
that can be ‘cleaned up.’
I am pleased to report that the
efforts have been successful. To
date, we have identified more
than 800 sections of code totaling
more than 81,000 words that can
be removed or simplified in our
codified statutes. In many cases,
the sections were unnecessary
and served only to clutter our law
Further, our state agencies
identified more than 1,300 ad-
ministrative rules that could be
eliminated. This reduction in ad-
ministrative rules will make it
easier for businesses and citizens
to navigate the rules that sur-
round our laws. In total, nearly
170,000 words were stricken from
our state government administra-
tive rules.
Leading our ‘spring cleaning’
effort have been the departments
of Environment and Natural Re-
sources, Revenue, Human Serv-
ices and Social Services. Those
Rapid City will be the site for
South Dakota’s 27th Annual
Technology and Innovation in Ed-
ucation (TIE) Conference, April
The event, which alternates
from year to year between Rapid
City and Sioux Falls, is the state’s
biggest professional development
event for educators. This year at-
tendance is expected to top 1,200.
Most conference sessions, ad-
dressing technology applications
in education as well as other top-
ics relevant to best practices in
schools, are scheduled at the
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. A
few in-depth sessions on Sunday
will be conducted at the Univer-
sity Center. One hundred vendors
will display some of the most ad-
vanced educational technology
tools at the Civic Center Monday
and Tuesday, as part of a Festival
of Technology.
Dr. Julie Mathiesen, director of
the TIE organization, will offi-
cially open the conference Sunday
evening with a keynote address at
6:45 in the Civic Center theater.
The public is invited to attend Dr.
Mathiesen’s presentation at no
cost, without having to register
for the full event.
Later keynote speakers are
Adam Bellow, a New York educa-
tor selected in 2011 as Outstand-
ing Young Educator of the Year
by the International Society for
Technology in Education, and
Richard Byrne from Maine.
Byrne is well known nationally
for his blog, Free Technology for
Teachers, reaching more than
53,000 subscribers daily.
Keynote sessions will be web-
cast by South Dakota Public
Broadcasting. More information
about the 2013 conference is
found at www.conference.tie.net.
The TIE organization is a com-
ponent of Black Hills Special
Services Cooperative, an exten-
sion of 12 western South Dakota
public school districts. 
Rapid City to host 27th TIE
Conference April 21-23
state agencies, among many oth-
ers, should be commended for
their strong work in reducing red
tape and simplifying the laws
that govern all South Dakotans.
Too often, lawmakers and gov-
ernments feel that they are only
productive if they create new
laws. They feel that effectiveness
is measured by bills passed or
programs created. This should
not be the case. Good stewards of
state government realize that
often the best thing government
can do is get out of the way.
It is my goal that our statutes
be arranged so that any person in
South Dakota can find and under-
stand the laws that govern them.
It is a necessary component of a
healthy and transparent govern-
While I am Governor, we will
continue our annual spring clean-
ing of laws and rules in South
Gov. Daugaard’s
Recently the March jobs num-
bers were released and it was
more grim news for the American
economy. We learned that nearly
500,000 Americans stopped look-
ing for work, driving down the
labor force participation rate to
63.3 percent, the lowest level
since Jimmy Carter was presi-
dent. In fact, if the labor force
participation rate was the same
as it was when the president took
office, the unemployment rate
would be 11 percent. Just days
after the March jobs report was
released, the president had an op-
portunity to lay out an economic
plan in his budget proposal that
would help get the nation’s fiscal
house in order while promoting
economic growth and job creation.
Instead, the budget proposal
put forward by the president rep-
resents more of the same failed
economic policies that have led to
the worst recovery since World
War II. Rather than pursuing
new pro-growth, taxpayer-
friendly policies, the president’s
proposal doubles-down on his job-
destroying tax hikes. His budget
would raise taxes by $1.1 trillion
on top of the $1.7 trillion in new
taxes already enacted under his
administration. Additionally, his
budget would only reduce the
deficit by a mere $119 billion in
the next decade, despite the fact
that the national debt is projected
to grow by $8.2 trillion during
that same period.
Even more astounding is that
like the Senate Democrats’
budget proposal, President
Obama’s budget will never bal-
ance – ever. Balancing the budget
is hardly an extreme proposition.
Families must live within a
budget, and most states balance
their budgets every year. How-
ever, just last month President
Obama commented that he won’t
balance the budget “for the sake
of balance.” Well, perhaps he
should balance the budget for the
sake of economic growth and job
creation. Unfortunately, both the
president’s unwillingness to bal-
ance the budget and his tardiness
in submitting his proposal reflect
his lack of seriousness when it
comes to budgeting.
It is clear that we need to curb
Washington’s spending addiction
and balance the federal
budget. Our national debt exceeds
$16.7 trillion, which is larger
than the size of our entire econ-
omy, and the interest payments
on the debt are expected to be
larger than the defense budget in
just six years. It is time for a new
approach. We must change our
country’s course, stimulate
growth in our economy, protect
and preserve Social Security and
Medicare for future generations,
and expand energy production by
approving the KeystoneXL
pipeline. Working together to pro-
mote these policies and to cut
spending and debt, we can grow
the economy and create jobs and
opportunity for American work-
ers, families, and small busi-
The President’s budget is more of the same,
big government big spending By Senator John Thune
Often times, people decide they
need to apply for a new Social Se-
curity card because they can’t
find their old one. As long as you
have all of the required informa-
tion and documentation, it’s not
difficult to obtain a replacement
Social Security card. But here’s
even better news: you probably
don’t need the card.
When you think about it, your
Social Security number is your
Social Security card. That is,
knowing your number is usually
all you’ll ever need. Know your
number by heart, and you’ll never
leave home without it.
In the event that you really do
want or need to get a replacement
card, either for yourself or for a
child, you can find all the details
at www.socialsecurity.gov/ss-
number. The “Get Or Replace a
Social Security Card” page pro-
vides information on how to ob-
tain a replacement card and what
specific documents you need to
provide. Each situation is unique,
but in most cases you simply need
to print, complete, and either
mail or bring the application to
Social Security with the appropri-
ate documentation (originals or
certified copies only).
In almost all cases, though, an
application for your newborn’s So-
cial Security card and number is
taken in the hospital at the same
time that you apply for your
baby’s birth certificate.
Whether you need a Social Se-
curity card for yourself or your
child, it’s easy to apply for one.
But remember: if you already
have one and just can’t find it, in
most cases all you really need is
to know your number. Memorize
your Social Security number, and
you’ll never leave home without
Your number is your card
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Library staff and advocates cele-
brate National Library Week -
April 14-20. The theme this year
is “Communities Matter @ Your
Library.”  And this year’s national
honorary chairperson is Carolyn
An advocate for reading, liter-
acy, and libraries, Caroline
Kennedy has written or edited
ten bestselling books on American
history, politics, and poetry. Her
latest book is Poems to Learn by
U.S. libraries promote this an-
nual celebration for good reason:
From American Library Associa-
tion’s website “…During NA-
throughout April, libraries of all
types host special events to high-
light the unique role libraries
play in people’s lives. Today’s li-
braries can help you and your
family discover a new and excit-
ing world through collections, dig-
ital resources and more. Whether
you come for homework or job
searches, help with citizenship is-
sues or finances, adult education
classes or to find the best books
for young readers, libraries are a
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is cur-
rently seeking applications for
fall 2013 Governor’s Office In-
ternships in Pierre.  The positions
are paid and run from early Sep-
tember through December 2013.
Governor’s Office interns have
the opportunity to work at the
highest level of state government,
learning about and preparing leg-
islation to be introduced in the
next legislative session.
Interns’ duties depend on in-
terests and strengths. Typical du-
ties will include aiding the
Governor’s general counsel, con-
ducting policy research, prepar-
ing policy briefings, and staffing
the Governor, Lieutenant Gover-
nor and First Lady.
The internships are open to all
undergraduate or graduate-level
students. Preference will be given
to South Dakota residents attend-
ing South Dakota colleges or uni-
Interested students should
submit a resume, cover letter and
2 Letters of Recommendation by
great place to spend quality time
and connect with loved ones and
Visit the Faith Public/School
Library and sign up for prizes! 
We are more than just books –
online downloadable books at no
charge and many other services.
Library Open hours are Mon-
days, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8
AM – 7 PM, Wednesdays 8 AM -4
PM and Fridays 9 AM – 3 PM.
Story Hour for Preschoolers –
Wednesdays 8:30 -9:30 AM
Watch for Summer Reading
Programs starting May 28!
Faith Public/School Library celebrates
National Library Week April 14-20
Governor seeking interns for this fall
June 1, via email, to Will.Morten-
For more information on duties
or logistics, please visit
or contact Will Mortenson at
Page 4• April 17, 2013 • The Faith Independent
Opal Area News
By Kay Ingalls
Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
The Faith City Council has deemed the month of MAY as Clean Up
Month. During MAY, the landfill will be accepting old vehicles (tires will have
a fee) and white goods free of charge to anyone in the city limits. Make
sure that the freon is removed from refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners and
they are properly tagged. The landfill is currently open on Saturdays from 8:00 A.M.
until 4:00 P.M and starting May 1st, Wednesday’s 5 PM – 7 PM. If you cannot haul
these items to the landfill, please put them close to the curb, if possible, and they
will be picked up during the month of MAY. You must arrange to have items picked
up by the City by contacting the City Office at 967-2261.
Also, anyone who owns an old dilapidated building and would like it torn down
free of charge can pick up a form from the City Office. You will need to prepare the
building before the city can tear it down and you will receive those instructions when
signing up. You must sign up for this service by May 31, 2013.
All property owners are encouraged to take advantage of these services.
Grab a neighbor and clean up your block!
Monday, Carmen Heidler
made a trip into Faith for busi-
ness and had dinner with
Dorothy Heidler  before coming
home. Dally Jensen visited at
John and Carmen's for awhile
after school on Thursday until his
folks got home from town.
Dan, Glenn and Margaret Fo-
gelman went to Rapid City on
Monday for appointments.  Dan
helped out at the Capp Ranch one
day helping them catch up after
the snow storm. In our area we
got between 7-8 inches of snow.
Good moisture in that as it meas-
ured at .75
Spud and Bernice Lemmel
went to Sturgis on Friday to at-
tend the funeral services for Vir-
ginia Bauer Keil.  Our condolence
go out to the Keil family.
Emily Cowles accompanied
Natosha Voss, Danili and baby
girl for a trip to Salt Lake City,
Utah for the girls’ check ups.
They flew out on Thursday.
Friday, Merle Vig joined
Dwayne, Zona, and Morgan Vig
and Matt Taton for dinner. Later,
Zona had some fun time with
granddaughter Brixie at her
house while her folks, JT and
Kelsey worked with the sheep.
Marlin and Ethel Ingalls went
to Rapid City on Friday.  She said
they drove in rain, sleet, snow
and ice off and on most of the
Travis Brink and sons came out
to Dwayne and Zona Vigs on Sat-
urday to do some computer fixing,
stayed for supper and then loaded
up their dog Roo to take him back
home. Chandelle and girls spent
the weekend in Pierre for a meet-
Dale and Marie Ingalls had
Spud, Bernice and Rick Lemmel
up for supper on Saturday
evening. Rick went home to check
calving cows while the rest en-
joyed a visit and card games.
Carmen Heidler said their
daughter Kelli called on Sunday
to tell them she had  won 3
awards.  An organization in the
Nashville area gives awards to
local musicians. The organization
is called The 2013 Music City
Mayhem Awards.  She won best
female vocalist, best rock song
and best rock music video for her
song Highway Prophet. Congrat-
ulation, Kelli.
Sunday after church and
potluck, Marty Vig spent the af-
ternoon visiting at the Cowles
home.  That evening, Sam, Cheryl
and Jonathan Cowles went up to
visit the Larry Schuelke family.
Everyone still busy with calv-
ing and lambing and trying to
keep the little critters warm and
out of the wind.
After all the complaints about
dry weather we got a new lease on
life last week. Snow fall amounts
varied but we think we got
around 14 inches, maybe 16. The
amount was hard to measure be-
cause the ground was still warm
and the earth acted a lot like a
dry, dry sponge soaking it up as
fast as it could. We have no run-
off from this storm but as I write
there may be another one moving
in. I know it’s hard on young live-
stock but the need for moisture is
so great you don’t hear com-
plaints from anyone in the ag
business. April snowstorms seem
odd but I remember others and I
can do that even though no one
gave them a stupid name! Am I
the only one annoyed by naming
snow storms? What ever hap-
pened to “Remember the blizzard
of ‘66” or the blizzard of ‘49”? We
all knew what storm we were
going to hear about. Now by giv-
ing them a name we have to stop
and think about what year that
happened, As far as I’m con-
cerned naming our snowstorms is
a really dumb idea. I have seen
years when we might go through
the alphabet twice!  While one
area has a storm another does
not, now how are you going to do
that? The next thing we know
they will try to have us name
every cow instead of our common
terms of “the old black cow that
calved in the draw south of the
place and lost him in the creek 2
years ago” or “the ole high horned
cow that ran you up the fence
three years in a row.”  We know
darn well what we are talking
about without a special name.
Most of the week at O'Deas
was spent with the calving cows
and keeping up with all the
stormy weather. Then after
school on Friday, Susan and
Michael came from Spearfish
bringing supper with them. On
Saturday, they helped move cows
and after supper they headed
back to Spearfish. Jim and Von-
nie appreciated all the help.
Thursday, I rode to Philip with
Harold for tractor repairs. We vis-
ited my dad, Irvin, in the Philip
nursing home. He was drowsy but
friendly this time and knew who
we were. After leaving him, we
ate supper and drove home.
Sue and Cory Cody and family
had their new home arrive last
week. It is down on the pads
where their other home was lo-
cated and they will be moving in
soon. So happy for you Sue and
Lacey Wondercheck and boys
and I were in Sturgis on Friday.
She had business at the Meade
County court house as it is driv-
ers license renewal time for her.
We all know how many docu-
ments that takes to prove we
aren’t terrorists!
Word was received Thursday
of the passing of Craig Rose of Ed-
mund, Oklahoma. Craig was the
son of Merna Schmidt Rose and a
grandson of Joe and Jennie
Howie  Schmidt.  He was a cousin
to the Howie, Weyer, Thompson,
Simon, Ellefson, and Afdahl clan.
Harold and I were in Rapid
City and Spearfish Sunday. Sun-
day afternoon, we attended a
birthday party at the Spearfish
Pizza Ranch to celebrate Emma
Schilling’s third  birthday party.
Emma is the youngest child of
Ted and Jill Waterland Schilling.
Val Hlavka, Sue and Chayann
Cody visited Lacey Wondercheck
and boys on Sunday afternoon.
The ladies were there to meet Rio
Wondercheck. Lacey and boys
rode with Val Hlavka to Sue
Cody’s for a peek at the new
Got any news call Harold at
985-5318 or email:  vickywater-
The children of
Mae Keffeler
are requesting a
Card Shower
in honor of her
100th Birthday
on April 15, 2013.
Cards may be sent to Mae at:
1033 Boulevard St.
Sturgis, SD 57785
Taylor Mohnen joined the
Crew Agency Ltd crop insurance
agency located at Cactus Flat, SD
on April 1st. Taylor is currently
studying to become a crop insur-
ance agent. He joins a team of six
other agents, Rusty Olney, Mau-
rice Handcock, Tanner Handcock,
Heidi Porch, and Grady and Ber-
nice Crew.
Taylor grew up near Parkston
on a farm. He graduated from
Parkston High School, and at-
tended Mitchell Technical Insti-
tute, graduating in 2003 with a
Telecommunications degree.
Mohnen previously worked at
Golden West Telecommunications
in Wall and the Parkston grain el-
evator as agronomist.
Taylor serves on the Wall Cel-
ebration Committee and assists
with Wall AAU Wrestling.
“When Crew Agency ap-
proached me about coming to
work for them I jumped at the op-
portunity,” said Mohnen.  “I enjoy
getting out visiting with farmers
and also am excited to get back
into the ag community.”  
Grady Crew, along with his
wife, Bernice,  established Crew
Agency in 1984 and have ex-
panded the crop insurance busi-
ness to include partners, Rusty
Olney, Maurice Handcock and
Tanner Handock as well as Busi-
ness Manager Heidi Porch.  
“We are very proud to bring
Taylor into our team,” said Grady
Crew. “We feel his ag and busi-
ness background will make him a
good fit working with farmers and
ranchers in western South
Dakota. We know Taylor with his
caring, common sense personality
will provide great service and
knowledge of the ever-changing
crop insurance rules and regula-
New agent joins Crew Agency
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Faith News
By Loretta Passolt
Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden
This past week appeared to be
more characteristic of winter
than spring. Though we enjoy our
warm temperatures, we do appre-
ciate the moisture we've received.
The prayer meeting for rain has
proven to be very productive. We
continue praying for moisture as
we are in need of much more in
order to fill dams and replenish
the soil.
The winter-like weather is
making it difficult for track ath-
letes to compete this season.
Meets for the Union Center track
team as well as Faith and all area
schools were called off last week.
The Union Center track team has
plans to attend Lemmon's track
meet on Saturday, April 20, but
the forecast still looks fairly cool
for that day.
There was a very good atten-
dance for the Cammack Ranch
Supply Open House. It seems
that the date always falls on a
time when we receive moisture as
parking lots were wet. The hoop
barn that is erected for a short pe-
riod of time works great for pro-
viding a dry place to enter the
The Union Center track team
is enjoying two new coaches, She-
lane Graham and Melanie Cam-
mack. Sandy Rhoden has stayed
on this year to help with the
process of coaching, entries,
equipment, etc. Cody Rhoden,
who coached for the past 3 years,
is in flight school in Ft. Rucker,
Congratulations to Caden Smi-
ley for qualifying for the State
Track Meet this year by high
jumping the required height.
The family of Mae Keffeler cel-
ebrated her 100th birthday on
Sunday at the Community Bap-
tist Church basement. The cele-
bration was for family only and
they provided a special birthday
cake as well as a personalized
banner with her picture on it for
display. Darlene Simons, Duane
Keffeler, and Roger Keffeler are
three of Mae's proud children who
live in Central Meade County.
Happy 100th birthday, Mae!
While calving season is wind-
ing down for some, others are just
getting started. We've had some
east winds which make protecting
young calves a little more difficult
since most shelters are designed
for north or west winds.
Several folks enjoyed dinner at
the Bull Creek Cafe on Sunday.
Carolyn and Jesse Moreland en-
joyed a meal with Jack and Edna
Smith. Connie and Darrell Mick-
elson were eating out with Doris
Mickelson. Shane and Amanda
Labriers, Tyson and Shiloh He-
witts, Wes and Sue Labrier,
Donna and Floyd Cammack,
Gary and Amy Cammack, and
Reed and Amber Cammack, Kris-
ten Smiley and Jocelyn Keffeler,
Ronnie and Stan Anders, Chris
Oster, and Jo Strong, and the
Larry Rhodens were just some of
those taking advantage of the
'once a month' Sunday.
Many graduates and parents
are finalizing plans for high
school graduations. Both Sturgis
and Faith High Schools will hold
graduation ceremonies on Sun-
day, May 19. Announcements are
being put together as we speak to
be sent out in the next week or
two. For those Central Meade
County residents who are invited,
they will have to choose between
graduations as Sturgis is at 2:00
and Faith's is at 3:00 pm.
Please keep Chuck and Eula
Fowlks in prayer as Chuck takes
her to Minneapolis, MN this week
to find answers about her failing
I think we had more snow last
week than we had all winter! And
it’s supposed to be spring! I would
guess we got around 8” or so last
week Monday night through
Wednesday morning. Not nearly
what they got in some places.
Union Center had around 16”,
Rapid City around 24” and Philip
had 26”. It was nice and wet so
should do the grass some good.
There was no school Tuesday or
Wednesday and the city election
was postponed until this Tues-
day, 16th. We had snow showers
off and on most of Sunday and
Sunday night. They have winter
storm watches out for this
Wednesday and Thursday yet.
Edward and Debra Henschel of
Tower Stool attended the Min-
nesota Football Coaches Clinic re-
cently. They, along with World
Champion Wrestler Bob Back-
lund exhibited a new exercise
product “Gym in the Box” to the
1100 coaches in attendance.
Tower Stool will be producing the
new exercise product. Mr. Back-
lund was inducted into the
Wrestling Hall of Fame at Madi-
son Square Garden in New York
City that Saturday.
Dave and Eldora Fischbach
spent a few days at their house in
Rapid City last week. Eldora said
she had lots of things to do!
Peggy Riley brought in the in-
formation below on the iron lung
to share with our readers. Thank-
fully these are a thing of the past
because of the Salk vaccine.
The first iron lung in SD was
at St. Joseph Hospital in Dead-
wood in 1938. The money for this
Lung was raised in the 12 District
American Legion by Variane 223
Lead and all Posts which included
Belle Fourche, Deadwood, Lead,
Newell, Spearfish, Nisland, Buf-
falo, and Sturgis, with help from
the Legion Auxiliaries.
The Drinker Collins Lung cost
$1385.00. $1856.30 was raised
and the balance of the money was
used for maintenance. This Lung
saved several lives while it was in
Several more Lungs were
puchased over the years, includ-
ing: Sioux Falls 3, Vermillion 1,
Rapid City 2, Hot Springs 1, and
one at Lead. According to the ar-
ticle money was also being raised
for Lungs for Martin and Belle
A later article said that com-
munities in the 10th District
raised money for a Lung for St.
Mary’s Hospital in Pierre. This
Lung was given to the people of
central South Dakota to be used
with no charge and was given to
the care of the Sisters of the
Pierre Hospital. Funds for this
Lung were raised in only one
All the track meets scheduled
last week were cancelled due to
the weather, and possibly this
week’s too. The meet at Kadoka
this Tuesday was cancelled. They
are supposed to be going to Lem-
mon this Saturday and to Belle
Fourche next Tuesday.
The FHS Rodeo Club Pancake
Supper and Slave Auction was
also postponed last week. It was
rescheduled to this Thursday
night at the Community Legion
Hall. Serving begins at 6:00 with
the auction to follow. This is your
chance to get some help with
branding and those spring chores
you need done, and help out the
rodeo club.
Several of our high school stu-
dents wll be competing in the
Quiz Bowl at Lemmon this Fri-
day. We wish those students good
The NWAS Academic
Olympics will be held at the
school gym next Wednesday,
24th, beginning at 8:30, with five
other schools participating. The
public is welcome to watch and
Page 6• April 17, 2013 • The Faith Independent
Living Ground Covers II
Alternative Gardening to be
held in Faith!
Learn about raised bed, no till
gardening, lasagna gardening,
and using containers of all kinds.
We will also discuss water conser-
vation, mulching and proper wa-
tering techniques. Plant a one
gallon pot with spring vegetable
seed to take home along with two
packages of seed appropriate for
pot culture.
April 27 at VFW Hall on Main
Street      in Faith, you can learn
about all these things.   The day
begins at 9 am – 4 pm, lunch on
your own (12-1). There is a fee for
the class which includes all sup-
plies to take home!  Call or email
to register. Mary Roduner
(mary.roduner@sdstate.edu) or
605-394-1722 as soon as possible!
Now back to ground covers…
When choosing a living ground
cover, there are a few things you
should take into consideration.
If possible, choose a native
species. Some natives of the
Dakotas are: Pussytoes, Virginia
Waterleaf, Prairie Smoke, Com-
mon Blue Violet, Wild Strawberry
(edible fruit), they can be found
on the website Plantnative. 
Some ground cover trouble-
makers to avoid are: variegated
bishop’s weed, Japenese barberry,
crown vetch, cypress spurge,
mock strawberry, wintercreeper,
Japanese fleeceflower, creeping
Jenny, variegated ribbon grass.
As stated last week, always
make sure your perennial ground
cover is containable as many have
invasive features. Some ground
covers have been introduced from
other countries and are consid-
ered as  invasive species in some
A ground cover that is hardy
for Zone 3 and 4 are sedums,
there are several varieties of
The Garden Gate
By Karen Englehart, Master Gardener
SDSU Extension - Perkins Co.
sedum all of which are not fussy
about soil and are usually
drought tolerant. Sedum An-
gelina and Sedum Flaming Car-
pet are attractive as well as
hardy.  You might also consider
Creeping Blue Phlox resembling
a low blue carpet or Lysimachia
Aurea  for a yellow carpetlike ac-
cent. Some cultivars of Dianthus
also work for ground cover such
as Dainthus Firewitch, a low
growing mounding plant with hot
pink blooms. 
As we mentioned last week, al-
ways monitor any ground cover
you plant, as the name implies
they are meant to cover the
ground, their creeping nature is
to keep covering the ground even
where you don’t want it.  Don’t let
it invade your neighbor’s yard!
Remember not to dump stems,
rhizomes or roots into your com-
post pile, they will come back to
haunt you when you put that
compost in your garden.
Organic ground cover mulches
available, many right in your
yard, grass clippings, leaves
(shredded are best), wood chips or
shredded bark. You need to main-
tain a 3-inch layer of organic
mulch for weed control. Inorganic
mulches are another option, usu-
ally selected for aesthetic. Inor-
ganic mulches are stone, gravel,
rubber mats, shredded rubber or
weed barrier fabrics. These
mulches do nothing to benefit the
plants or soil.  
There are many ground covers
available, some rather plain, oth-
ers  very attractive. Enjoy doing
your research and picking a
ground cover that enhances the
beauty of your landscape. 
His shoots spread over his gar-
den. – Job 8:
April 15th was Mae Keffeler’s 100th birthday…In the
photo is left to right: Grant Simons, Allison Haines, Darleen Simons,
Lenae Haines, Mae Keffeler, and Shara Haines. Courtesy photo
The South Dakota State His-
torical Society will be celebrating
Archaeology & Historic Preserva-
tion Month in May. This year’s
theme is “See! Save! Celebrate!”
“This annual May celebration
serves as a showcase for local
communities to honor their past
and help build their future.” said
Jay D. Vogt, director of the State
Historical Society. “It brings his-
toric preservation to the forefront
of our daily lives by emphasizing
the vital importance of protecting
our nation’s history and pre-his-
tory and heightens public aware-
ness of the destruction to
archaeological sites which are
rapidly disappearing due to loot-
ers, vandals, and forces of na-
The State Historical Society’s
Historic Preservation Office is en-
couraging local communities to
share the events they have sched-
uled to celebrate their history and
historic places. These activities
will be posted on the society’s on-
line calendar of events.
The calendar can be found by
clicking on the word “Calendar”
located in the top bar at www.his-
tory.sd.gov. Featured are educa-
tional programs in the areas of
archaeology, preservation and
history from across the state and
beyond throughout the year. A
form is available at the top of this
page for communities to submit
their happenings.
For more information on this
annual celebration or other his-
toric preservation programs, con-
tact the State Historic
Preservation Office at the Cul-
tural Heritage Center, 900 Gover-
nors Drive, Pierre, SD
57501-2217; telephone (605) 773-
3458 or website
State Historical Society encourages
others to celebrate Archaeology &
Historic Preservation Month in May
email us at faithind@faithsd.com
April 17, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 7
Children’s Fiction
Sophie Simon Solves Them All
by Lisa Graff
Goofballs: The Crazy Case of
Missing Thunder by Tony Abbot
Bad Kitty School Daze by Nick
Fancy Nancy and the Mean
Girl by Jane O’Conner
Blueberries for Sal by Robert
Hattie and the Fox by Mern
Fancy Nancy My Family His-
tory by Jane O’Conner
Fancy Nancy Spectacular
Spectacles by Jane O’Conner
Fancy Nancy The 100th Day of
School by Jane O’Conner
Fancy Nancy Every Day is
Earth Day by Jane O’Conner
Children’s Nonfiction
Mighty Machine Series: Trac-
tors and Farm Vehicles by Jean
Juvenile Fiction
Summer Hill Secrets: 1. Whis-
per Down the Lane; 2. Secret in
the Willows; 3. Catch a Falling
Star; and 5. A Cry in the Dark by
Beverly Lewis
The Time Machine by Les Mar-
The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary by
Jeff Kinney
Moon Over Manifest by Clare
Juvenile Nonfiction
Tanks by Valerie Bodden
Bombers by Valerie Bodden
Battleships by Valerie Bodden
Armored Vehicles by Valerie
Aircraft Carriers by Valerie
Into the Great Outdoors series:
Pheasant Hunting for Kids by Jeff
C. Young
Into the Great Outdoors series:
Bear Hunting for Kids by Matt
Into the Great Outdoors series:
Ice Fishing for Kids by Tyler
Into the Great Outdoors series:
Fly Fishing for Kids by Tyler
Adult Fiction
Dakota Trilogy series: 1.
Dakota Born; 2. Dakota Home; &
3. Always Dakota by Debbie Ma-
The Heritage of the Lancaster
County series: 1.The Shunning; 2.
The Confession; & 3. The Reckon-
ing by Beverly Lewis
Bad River by S.J. King
My Kind of Christmas by
Robyn Carr
Land of my Heart by Tracie Pe-
Adult Nonfiction
If You Adolescent has an Anxi-
ety Disorder: An Essential Re-
source for Parents by Edna B.
Foa, PH.D.
If You Adolescent has an Eat-
ing Disorder: An Essential Re-
source for Parents by B. Timothy
Walsh, M.D.
Reader’s Digest Fight Back
with Food: Use Nutrition to ease
what ails you by Wayne Kalyn
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer
for Toddlers by Tracy Hogg
New books at the
Faith Library for April
“Inspiring our leaders for to-
morrow” is the theme for the
South Dakota Farm Bureau
Camp. High School students in
grades 9-12 from across the state
will be joining together to learn
about leadership and patriotism
while making some lifelong
friends. Camp is going to be June
10-12, 2013 at the Thunderstik
Lodge by Chamberlain. Space is
limited, so only the first 40 appli-
cations will be accepted. Applica-
tions can be found at the South
Dakota Farm Bureau website,
www.sdfbf.org or by calling 605-
353-8052. They are due May 1st.
Parents do not need to be Farm
Bureau members for their chil-
dren to participate.
Farm Bureau Camp is a great
place to work on team-building
skills with the State FFA Offi-
cers, go through the “Alive at 25”
driving course, play games and
enjoy campfires. Campers will
also have the opportunity to learn
about patriotism, the Constitu-
tion, international viewpoints,
nutrition and wellness, and Con-
gressional insight. “Farm Bureau
camp is a great place for making
new friends, but more impor-
tantly, the sessions and training
we offer will help students be-
come better citizens and leaders
in their schools, churches, and
communities. Farm Bureau camp
is really a life changing opportu-
nity” said Cindy Foster, South
Dakota Farm Bureau camp direc-
Farm Bureau Camp
Keep up with your city, school,
and county … Read the Legals
605-859-2525 • 605-967-2191
New Hours: Monday: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Tues.–Fri.: 9:00 AM–3:30 PM Member FDIC
Best of Luck 2012 - 2013 SENIORS
Marty Shaff
Marty Shaff is the 18 year old son of Doron and Sarah Shaff. Maternal grandpar-
ents are the late Melvin and Eleanor Bue. Paternal grandparents are the late Gene
and Gertrude Shaff.
Marty’s work experience includes working for Schauer Angus.
Some of Marty’s activities include: Hunting, fishing and hanging out with friends.
Most Memorable Moment: Driving around town sliding corners with friends.
His favorites are: Color: Blue; Song: “Crazy Train”; Group or Singer: Bon Jovi;
Movie: “21 Jump Street”; Car: 1972 Chevelle SS; Extra-Curricular Activities: Foot-
ball, basketball, track and field; Hobby: Working on cars with his dad; Subject: Zool-
ogy; Teacher: Mrs. Fischbach.
Best thing about Faith High School: Knowing everyone in school and all the
teachers are nice.
His accomplishments include: Made LMC team senior year, lettering all four
years in football, lettering in basketball 3 years, lettering in track and field 4 years.
Future plans include: Marty plans on attending Black Hills State and majoring
in Outdoor Education..
Wyatt Dale Simonson
Wyatt Dale Simonson is the 18 year old son of Brian and Renee Simonson, rural
Faith. Maternal grandparents are Russel and Lilian Evitt. Paternal grandparents are
Greg and Elizabeth Simonson.
Wyatt’s work experience includes working as a ranch hand at the Evitt Ranch.
Most Memorable Moment: Speech class with Mrs. Storm 10th grade.
His favorites are: Color: White; Song: “Hit Me Baby One More Time”-Britney
Spears; Group or Singer: N-Sync; Movie: “Bugs Life”; Car: 81 1/2 Delorean; Extra-
Curricular Activities: Basketball 9-12, track 10-12; Hobby: Tennis tourney every
Saturday, ping pong, scuba diving, miniature golf, cow tipping, patty caking, with Moun-
tain Lions, and drag racing his tricycle down main street; Subject: Study hall with
Miss Ostrander; Teacher: Ms. Ostrander.
Best thing about Faith High School: Everyone knows everyone.
His accomplishments include: Finishing this senior profile on time.
Future plans include: Wyatt plans on flipping burgers at McDonalds or go to
SDSMT to become a Mechanical Engineer.
Caden Smiley
Caden Smiley is the 18 year old son of Rick and Joy Smiley. Maternal grandpar-
ents are Duane and Sharon Keffeler. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Ardis Smi-
Caden’s work experience includes working on the ranch.
Some of Caden’s activities include: Football, basketball, track and rodeo.
Most Memorable Moment: Bus rides with Derek, messing around in class.
His favorites are: Color: Orange; Songs: “Me and God”-Josh Turner, Sure
Would be Cool If You Did”-Blake Shelton; Group or Singer: Hunter Hayes, Bryce Av-
enue; Movie: “Tommy Boy”; Car: The Buick; Extra-Curricular Activities: Youth
group, class vice president; Hobby: Scuba diving, riding motorcycle, playing guitar;
Subjects: P.E., history; Teacher: Mrs. Fischbach.
Best thing about Faith High School: You get to know everyone pretty well, good
sports program.
His accomplishments include: Honorable Mention and All Conference in foot-
ball, homecoming king, on homecoming court sophomore year.
Future plans include: Caden plans on going to Frontier School of Bible, then no
idea, either to college or a tech school.
Wyatt Dale Simonson
Caden Smiley
Marty Shaff
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Hannah Hope & Chance Escott
Monica Bielmaier & Rio Hulm
Emily Linn & Chaney Keffeler
Jana Blue Arm & Glenn Palmer
Jaci Lamphere & Tyen Palmer
Michelle Anderson &
Tanner Simons
Haley Froelich & Joseph Ulrich
Bonnie Lutz, Freshman Class
VP & Tye Grubl
Sierra Price, Freshman Class
Student Council Rep
& Teal Schmidt
Brandi Enright, Freshman Class
Treas. & Ben Linn
Megan Antrim & Darin Anton
Tanielle Arneson &
Carson Johnston
Katie Bogue & Troy Thoompson
BreeAnne Manca &
John Gropper
Karli Kilby, Jr. Class Pres.
& Jaelani Uthe
April 17, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 9
Shanna Selby, Jr. Class Sec. &
Raymond Frank
Brooke Enright, Jr. Class Treas.
& Gereth Bushong
Brandi Bachman &
Dalton Gerbracht
Kianna Fisher, Frshman Class
Pres. & Clay Bernstein
Ashton Delbridge &
Nolan Hamilton
Elizabeth Johnson &
Clayton Meints
Madison Vance &
Jarius Halligan
Tori Simonson, Sophmore
Class Pres. & Dalton Sheridan
Abbie Wicks & Shane Lutz,
Sophomore Class VP
Michaelah Martin, Sophmore
Class Student Council Rep. &
Colby Hetzel
Karisa Carmichael, Sophmore
Class Sec., & Nathen Boeckel
Katy Miller & Josh Afdahl
Mary Berg & Macoy Collins
Carley Johnston & Teigen Grubl
Karli Kilby, Jr. Class Pres.
& Jaelani Uthe
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email us at faithind@faithsd.com
Perfect Attendance: Lane
Capp, TyAnn Mortenson, Kam-
belle Schauer, Emilee Smith
Citizenship: Journey King,
Tre Millner
1st Grade
Perfect Attendance: None
Citizenship: Kinley Kirkley,
Jackson Schauer
2nd Grade
Perfect Attendance: Lanny
Brooks, Waycee Nelson
Citizenship: Landon Fisher,
Canyon King
3rd Grade
Perfect Attendance: Ayden
Citizenship: Kaycee Groves,
Shelby Schuelke
4th Grade
Perfect Attendance:
Kirston Delbridge, Alexya
A Honor Roll: Ariah Engel,
Allison Haines, Sidney Hanson,
Tyson Selby, Delaney Smith
B Honor Roll: Chloie An-
drews, Aiyana Byrd, Alexya
Hauser, Isaac Jones, Lindsay
Jones, Dawson King, Morgan
Citizenship: Aiyana Byrd,
Tyson Selby
5th Grade
Perfect Attendance: Jaydon
Delbridge, Natalie Veit
A Honor Roll: Treyton
Bushong, Megan Drum, Harland
Groves, Hugh Groves, Allix
Vance, Denim Varland, Natalie
B Honor Roll: Joshua Jones,
Jade Mortenson, Sydnie
Schauer, Tiara Selby
Citizenship: Hugh Groves,
Sydnie Schauer
6th Grade
Perfect Attendance: None
A Honor Roll: Seth Drum,
Rowdy Fischbach, Lenae Haines,
Jerin Halligan, Brooklyn Hanson,
Mikenzy Miller, Jayden Shoe-
B Honor Roll: Kyler Car-
michael, Keyaira Kirkley
Citizenship: Kyler Car-
michael, Mikenzy Miller
7th Grade
Perfect Attendance: Brooke
Lemmel, James Ulrich, Brock
A Honor Roll: Kailyn Groves
B Honor Roll: Triston Del-
bridge, Duce Escott, Samuel Grop-
per, Brooke Lemmel, Devin
Martin, Mark Smith, James Ul-
rich, Brock Vance
Citizenship: Kailyn Groves,
James Ulrich
8th Grade
Perfect Attendance: Cole
A Honor Roll: Garret Drum,
Trey Grubl, Brooklyn Schauer,
Shali Sheridan, Connor Smith,
Cole Trainor, Penny Welter
B Honor Roll: Kaeli, Car-
michael, Bailey Deuter, Jake Fos-
ter, Will Lutz
Citizenship: Bailey Deuter,
Shali Sheridan
Maurine School
Perfect Attendance: None
A Honor Roll: Iver Paul,
Everett Paul, Elijah Stomprud
B Honor Roll: William Ander-
son, Dryeann Schuelke
Citizenship: Iver Paul, Joshua
3rd Quarter Elementary Perfect
Attendance & Honor Roll
Brittney Ostrander &
Brandon Tenold
Millie Hanson & Tristen Rhoden KeAnna Ward & Wyatt Schuelke
Jene Kilness & Ethan Hammer
Shayna Engel & Jacob Ulrich
Teagan Engel & Trey Donovan
Double J Horse Sales
All Breeds
Consignment Sale
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Stockmen’s Livestock
Dickinson, ND
Ranch Horse Competition
7 am MDT
Sale 12 noon MDT
For a catalog or more info call
or log on:
Joe (701) 230-3044
John (701) 720-6674
Faith Community
Action Team is having a
April 22nd thru May 3rd
9:00 AM–4:30 PM
at the Faith Comm.
Legion Hall
All proceeds will help with hall
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Forge ~ USA Barrel ~ Suitcases, Hats ~ Homestead Clothes
~ West River Oil Co. west print, V Nesland, mgr ~ Laundry
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Sleds ~ Jars ~ Windows
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Oering includes sons of:
Connealy Stimulus 8419 - 9 head
Hoover Dam - 8 head
SydGen Mandate 6079 - 5 head
HA Program 5652 - 4 head
Final Answer 924 SDG - 3 head
Mytty In Focus - 2 head
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Bred and managed to survive, thrive and
produce in a tough environment.
Selling: 39 Powerful Yearling & 2
experienced two-year-oldAngus Bulls
backed by great carcass genetics
I am writing to let you know how pleased I am with the Bulls I purchased from you over the past 3 years.
When you first asked me what I wanted in a bull and I stated: good disposition; easy calving; above average
weaning weights and range ready from day 1. Stomprud Angus Bulls delivered all I asked for and more. This
past fall, I had a 100% pregnancy rate in a 60 day breeding season and 75% of the cows calved in the first 21
days this spring and “knock on wood”, I have not had to pull a calf so far this calving season. The only problem
I have is that the calves are so hardy when they are born, that they are up and sucking and running off beside
their mommy before I can get them tagged and weighed. But; that's a good problem to have and eventually I
will get caught up on tagging them all before branding time. Also, just had the bulls tested this spring and
they all tested good to excellent. Thanks for providing me with the best set of bulls I have ever owned and I
will be back to purchase another Stomprud Angus yearling bull next year.
Sincerely, Ron Frederick, Mission, SD
The Prairie Doc Perspective
Dr. Richard Holms, MD
Autism is from Mars
Autism is an intriguing Neuro-
logic condition diagnosed in child-
hood, characterized by language
delay, impaired interaction and
empathy skills. Those affected
over-focus on objects not faces
and often express disruptive
repetitive behaviors such as head
rolling, body-rocking, and hand-
flapping. It is interesting to learn
how to help these kids, and to see
how they grow up. But it is espe-
cially intriguing because it brings
us to think about the differences
between men and women.
The word autism comes from
the Greek word “autos,” which
means self, and was coined in the
early 1900s to describe the self-
orientated way of adults with a
certain type of schizophrenia. In
the 1940s the meaning of the
word changed as psychiatrists
began using the term autism to
describe a condition in toddlers,
often mentally compromised,
with the symptoms described ear-
At about the same time a Ger-
man scientist, Hans Asperger,
also described a similar yet
milder condition in children
whose intelligence appeared nor-
mal or high performing. These
children lacked caring or em-
pathizing skills needed to social-
ize, and excelled in the ability to
focus or concentrate on mechani-
cal systems, objects, and spatial
Over time this condition has
become the Autism Spectrum Dis-
order, describing how it can pres-
ent mild to severe, and including
other similar conditions in the
group. Of course we don’t know
why Autism happens, but most
believe genetics is the driving
force, especially because Autism
happens mostly in boys.
Autism occurs four to fifteen
times more frequently in males
than females, and there are theo-
ries, correct or not, that Autism is
the extreme end of a spectrum of
behaviors normally associated
with maleness.
The following are perhaps un-
fair and often untrue generalities,
but offered for the sake of better
understanding Autism: Think
how females seem more able to
empathize, multi-task, be verbal,
read another person’s feelings,
enjoy dolls, act gently. In compar-
ison, think how males seem less
empathetic, more able to concen-
trate and problem-solve, be less
verbal, sometimes be oblivious to
the other person’s feelings, like
wheels and trucks, and act out
The pop-culture book said that
women are from Venus, the
planet of compassion; men are
from Mars, the planet of war.
Some would say Autism is from
Mars too.
Wherever we are from, I think
we would do better understand-
ing and celebrating the differ-
ences and similarities in people.
Dr. Rick Holm wrote this
Prairie Doc Perspective for “On
Call®,” a weekly program where
medical professionals discuss
health concerns for the general
public.  “On Call®” is produced by
the Healing Words Foundation in
association with the South
Dakota State University Journal-
ism Department. “On Call®” airs
Thursdays on South Dakota Pub-
lic Broadcasting-Television at 7
p.m. Central, 6 p.m. Mountain.
Visit us at OnCallTelevision.com.
tunity to enjoy fun with friends at
a variety of evening activities in-
cluding: dances, recreation, and a
special TLC Talent Show! We will
also have a nationally known
keynote speaker, John Beede.
"John's adventure stories have
earned him the nickname "The
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help you "Climb On!" to your
highest personal leadership po-
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Youth Leadership Field Specialist
and Youth Council advisor.
Participants can register on-
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group transportation is available
for West River youth for a nomi-
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May 15, 2013.
The South Dakota 4-H Youth
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on the South Dakota State Uni-
versity campus June 3-7, as they
present Teen Leadership Confer-
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TLC will provide a great balance
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Grand River Roundup
By Betty Olson
We were blessed with more
moisture this week. We didn’t get
much snow from that storm last
Monday that buried most of the
state, but Sunday another storm
moved in here that covered the
northern border of South Dakota
and dumped over a foot of snow on
our neighbors to the north.
That earlier storm sure covered
a big area. Guy called from
Wyoming to tell me he couldn’t get
to work at the Dry Fork power
plant north of Gillette and the
kids didn’t have school. Harding
County let school out early on
Monday and started two hours
late on Tuesday, but we got by a
lot better than those south of us.
Since we didn’t get much snow, we
were never without electricity, no
one got stuck, and no trees went
down. The weatherman said
Rapid City set a record for the
most snow in 24 hours, almost 30
The second storm started Sat-
urday night when the wind blew a
mist over the east side of the
house that froze so thick on the
windows we couldn’t see out. The
highway was too icy to make it to
church Sunday morning and it re-
ally started snowing Sunday af-
ternoon. I called Shirley Meyer at
Dickinson to talk about some of
the Pautre fire issues Sunday af-
ternoon and Shirley told me they
had a foot of snow and all the
roads were closed. Lanie got home
Sunday afternoon from visiting
Ashley Thybo in Fort Collins and
was planning on heading home to
Dickinson for her job in Killdeer
in the morning until she heard
Shirley’s warning. Lanie stayed
here and helped out in the lamb-
ing shed Monday until it was safe
to drive to Dickinson.
Calving and lambing make this
the busiest time of year on the
ranch. It’s hard to keep healthy
when you’re working outside in all
kinds of weather and at all hours
of the day and several of our
neighbors wound up in the hospi-
tal this week. Jess Marty wrecked
his four-wheeler this week, break-
ing his pelvis in three places, bug-
gering up his shoulder and getting
a concussion. He’s in pretty tough
shape in the Rapid City hospital.
Laura Fisher was bringing in a
cow at Vern Anders when her
horse fell with her, breaking her
leg in two places. Luckily her cell
phone had coverage and she was
able to call her Dad. When Vern
found her, Laura’s little girl
stayed with her mother while
Vern called for help. The terrain
was too rough to get an ambu-
lance in there, but Jamie Ger-
bracht and Vern were able to get
her loaded in Jamie’s four-wheel
drive Suburban and haul her out
to the hospital in Rapid City.
Willis Kopren got another am-
bulance trip to the hospital in
Hettinger this week. This was his
second ride in an ambulance and
his second hospital visit in a cou-
ple weeks. He’s home again, but
hopefully my young cousin will
take better care of himself this
Predators are getting more
plentiful around here. Several of
our neighbors have lost calves to
coyotes. Cal and Ty Thybo found
a couple coyotes next to a cow
that had just calved. The cow was
so busy guarding her calf from the
coyotes she hadn’t been able to
lick the calf. Thybos shot two of
the coyotes and think they got a
third one that night.
April 15th was the last day to
send your tax money to the fed-
eral government. Pres. Obama
filed his tax returns this week
and, as a multi-millionaire and a
‘one-percenter’, he only paid 18%
to the government, much less
than the ‘fair share’ he demands
from small businesses.
With that in mind, here’s a
cheerful story:
The IRS decides to audit
Grandpa, and summons him to
the IRS office. The IRS auditor
was not surprised when Grandpa
showed up with his attorney.
The auditor said, “Well, sir,
you have an extravagant lifestyle
and no full-time employment,
which you explain by saying that
you win money gambling. I'm not
sure the IRS finds that believ-
“I'm a great gambler, and I can
prove it,” says Grandpa. “How
about a demonstration?”
The auditor thinks for a mo-
ment and said, “Okay. Go ahead.”
Grandpa says, “I'll bet you a
thousand dollars that I can bite
my own eye.”
The auditor thinks a moment
and says, “It's a bet.’
Grandpa removes his glass eye
and bites it. The auditor's jaw
drops. Grandpa says, “Now, I'll
bet you two thousand dollars that
I can bite my other eye.”
Now the auditor can tell
Grandpa isn't blind, so he takes
the bet. Grandpa removes his
dentures and bites his good eye.
The stunned auditor now real-
izes he has wagered and lost
three grand, with Grandpa's at-
torney as a witness. He starts to
get nervous.
“Want to go double or noth-
ing?” Grandpa asks. “I'll bet you
six thousand dollars that I can
stand on one side of your desk,
and pee into that wastebasket on
the other side, and never get a
drop anywhere in between.”
The auditor, twice burned, is
cautious now, but he looks care-
fully and decides there's no way
this old guy could possibly man-
age that stunt, so he agrees
Grandpa stands beside the
desk and unzips his pants, but al-
though he strains mightily, he
can't make the stream reach the
wastebasket on the other side, so
he pretty much urinates all over
the auditor's desk.
The auditor leaps with joy, re
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April 17, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 13
alizing that he has just turned a
major loss into a huge win. But
Grandpa's own attorney moans
and puts his head in his hands.
“Are you okay?” the auditor
“Not really,” says the attorney.
“This morning, when Grandpa
told me he'd been summoned for
an audit, he bet me twenty five
thousand dollars that he could
come in here and pee all over your
desk and that you'd be happy
about it!”
Don’t mess with old people!
When my dad had his accident
that cost him his life, my mom
didn't have the option of calling
911. It wasn't available at that
time in our area. So when my
mom heard that Dad was caught
in a grain bin, she started calling
neighbors. Finding no one at
home, she started flipping
through the phone book looking
for help. Eventually, she called
the local elevator and friends and
neighbors started to arrive within
minutes. But what about those
precious and crucial minutes
when Mom had to struggle to find
help? The helplessness she felt
during those moments is some-
thing she will never forget and it’s
something we’ve discussed often
over the years as we think back
on the terrible day she lost her
husband and we lost our dad. 
That's why I am so grateful for
men and women who are profes-
sionally trained
and equipped to help all of us
through life’s most trying times.
As I write this column, thou-
sands of South Dakotans are still
without power and many more
are digging themselves out of this
April winter storm. Just when we
thought spring was here and win-
ter was behind us, Mother Nature
had another plan.  I, along with
Bryon and the kids, continue to
pray for the families, communi-
ties and businesses affected by
this storm.
We should also take the oppor-
tunity to thank the public safety
telecommunicators who have
worked tirelessly to answer phone
calls from residents without
power or from drivers surrounded
by broken trees and downed
power lines. April 14th – 20th is
National Public Safety Telecom-
municators Week and a great op-
portunity to thank our area
Their rapid response allows
South Dakotans to receive the
prompt care and protection they
need in life’s most difficult mo-
ments. These local police, fire and
medical professionals are often
the “unseen” first responders who
are able to quickly grasp the
severity of a particular situation
and accurately relay that infor-
mation through the proper chan-
South Dakotans have demon-
strated time and time again that
we are a resilient people. From
the 1972 flood, to the Spencer tor-
nado in 1998, or the Missouri
River flood in 2011, we rally to-
gether and lend a helping hand.
While there is no doubt that
the cleanup and recovery process
has only just begun across the
state following this latest winter
storm, I continue to be amazed by
the way South Dakota communi-
ties rally together to care for one
another and to assist those in
need. I hope you’ll reach out to
one of my offices if there’s any
way I can be of assistance to you,
your family or your business.
Grand River Roundup--Continued from previous page
Thanking our Public
Safety Dispatchers
By Rep. Kristi Noem
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40 yearling Angus bulls
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and grass cattle sale
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A light run of cattle here for our sale on Monday, April 15, with
a steady market on cows and bulls.
Thank you for your business.
Keith Gaaskjolen
2......................................blk cows 1621 .............$83.00
2......................................blk cows 1333 .............$82.50
McTighe Bros
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1........................................blk cow 1380 .............$85.50
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Page 14 • April 17, 2013 • The Faith Independent
The Last Riverboat
The riverboat R.J.B. brought
logs, a family’s belongings and an
end to commercial boating on the
upper Missouri River when it ar-
rived in Yankton in 1941.
When the Yellowstone churned
up the Missouri River in 1831, it
proved that transporting goods by
steamboat on the upper Missouri
River was feasible. By 1860,
steamboats were traversing
nearly the entire course of the
Missouri River, carrying passen-
gers, equipment, food and sup-
This year’s South Dakota State
Historical Society History Confer-
ence examines the role rivers
have played in the state’s devel-
opment. The history conference
takes place May 3-4 in Rapid
City, with the theme “Rivers Run
Through It: South Dakota’s
Rivers and Streams and the Flow
of History.” Information about the
conference can be found at
www.history.sd.gov or by calling
(605) 773-6000.
The last commercial boat to
come down the Missouri River
was the R.J.B., according to infor-
mation from the March 1, 1963,
The Wi-Iyohi, a former monthly
bulletin of the South Dakota
State Historical Society.
The R.J.B. was a 90-foot long
diesel-powered sternwheeler that
was pushing two barges, lashed
side by side, each 130 feet long.
The sternwheeler’s name was de-
rived from the initials of the
names of the captain’s three
daughters. A sternwheeler was a
steamboat propelled by a paddle
wheel at the stern or rear of the
The R.J.B. left Mandan, N.D.,
on its Missouri River trip to
Yankton on April 18, 1941.
On board were Geraldine
Trost, her parents and three sib-
lings. They were moving via the
R.J.B. to Yankton, Trost wrote in
a July 16, 2005, letter to the
South Dakota State Historical So-
“However, the R.J.B. hit a snag
or a sandbar,” stated Trost, who
later lived in Oregon City, Ore.
“Mother took us kids off the boat
and after a few stops with rela-
tives, we proceeded to Yankton
using land transportation. My fa-
ther, of course, stayed with the
While navigating the river be-
tween Pierre and Fort Pierre, one
of the barges hit a pier supporting
the North Western railroad
“Scores of persons lined the
parallel highway bridge to watch
the R.J.B. negotiate the open
span of the railroad trestle,” ac-
cording to the Pierre Daily Capi-
tal Journal on Wednesday, May
14, 1941. “The current caught it
and drifted it into the pier.
“Pilot R.E. Spatz of Yankton
said the damage was slight and
the crew began tearing up the
floor of the damaged barge to
make necessary repairs as soon
as it tied into the Fort Pierre side
of the river after the mishap. The
damaged barge did not take on
any water, Engineer Vincent But-
ler said.”
The boat had already encoun-
tered strong winds and numerous
sandbars as it made its way down
the river, reported the Daily Cap-
ital Journal. A scout boat,
equipped with an outboard motor,
preceded the craft and made
soundings so the sternwheeler
could skirt sandbars. Even so, the
boat breached itself twice on un-
seen sandbars.
The barges had been loaded
with 71,400 feet of 28-inch cotton-
wood logs at Welch’s Island, lo-
cated about seven miles upstream
from Pierre. The logs were for a
Yankton crate factory.
While repairs were being
made, the sternwheeler took on
fuel oil and some construction
machinery that had been used in
building the new Catholic Church
in Pierre. It cast loose from the
Fort Pierre side of the river on
May 15.
“The docking of the towboat
here revived fond memories for
pioneers who in yesteryears
watched numerous river steam-
ers tie in here to unload materials
from Sioux City and St. Louis to
be carried by wagon train over
the Deadwood Trail to Black Hills
settlers,” it was reported in the
Daily Capital Journal on May 16.
People were watching downriver
for the R.J.B., and reported its ap-
proaching to the residents of
“By the time the boat and
barge reached the (Meridian
Highway) bridge here there were
several hundred people on hand
to welcome the boat to its new
home,” read an article in the May
31, Yankton Press & Dakotan.
The boat tied up to the river
bank near the foot of Walnut
Street about 5 p.m. on Friday,
May 30, and prepared to dis-
charge its cargo.
The last riverboat had docked.
While the fate of the R.J.B. is un-
known, the bridges are still
standing. The North Western
railroad bridge between Pierre
and Fort Pierre and the Meridian
Bridge at Yankton are both listed
in the National Register of His-
toric Places. The North Western
bridge continues to be used by the
DM&E Railroad and the Merid-
ian Bridge is a pedestrian cross-
ing bridge.
This moment in South Dakota
history is provided by the South
Dakota Historical Society Foun-
dation, the nonprofit fundraising
partner of the South Dakota State
Historical Society. Find us on the
web at www.sdhsf.org. Contact us
at info@sdhsf.org to submit a
story idea.
South Dakota Farm Bureau
recently hosted a meeting in
Western South Dakota about the
changes that are taking place in
the agricultural land productivity
valuation and commodity prices
assessments. Michael Houdy-
shell, Director, Property & Spe-
cial Taxes Division from South
Dakota Department of Revenue
was on hand to inform farmers
and ranchers about how their
land values will now be based
upon its productivity value start-
ing in the 2011 tax payable year.
He stated, “The Department of
Revenue contracts with the Eco-
nomics Department of South
Dakota State University (SDSU)
to produce the “productivity
value” or the “formula value” for
the productivity valuation sys-
tem.  This value is the starting
point for valuing all agricultural
land in the state.  This starting
value is adjusted by the county
Director of Equalization to ensure
uniform and fair valuations.”
The productivity formula is
where they begin in figuring the
gross revenue per acre. This
process uses an 8-year period
from data that was collected by
the USDA/NASS to figure the
gross revenue per acre in each
county. The 2011 tax payable
year would use values from the
year 2001 to 2008.
With cropland the productivity
value is established by each
county’s information based on
USDA/NASS. According to the
South Dakota Department of
Revenue “this price is weighted
based upon the quantity of the
commodity sold each month dur-
ing the marketing year; actual
production of each crop is multi-
plied by the commodity price for
the crop to determine the gross
revenue for the crop.  The gross
revenue of all of the crops is
added together and divided by the
number of acres, to get the gross
revenue per acre in the county.”
The prices also do not include de-
ficiency payments, CCC loans
outstanding, or purchases by the
Cash rents are used to figure
the gross revenue with non-crop-
land also using the 8 year aver-
age. The USDA/NASS deter-
mined cash rents in counties
across South Dakota from the
years 2001 through 2007 by using
a survey. They had hoped to have
enough responses to publish the
cash rents from every county by
2008, but they did not get enough
responses from every county.
They used past cash rent prices
and rent from surrounding coun-
ties to help establish the cash
rent for the counties without a
published 2008 number. Listen-
ers were told that the Depart-
ment is currently working to find
an alternative to get the cash rent
Michael Houdyshell also re-
minds everyone that “the transi-
tion to productivity valuation
does not change the appeal rights
of property owners.  In South
Dakota, property cannot be as-
sessed for more than its market
value and must be assessed equi-
tably in relation to other property
in the county. If you disagree with
the assessment of your property,
you can appeal the valuation the
same way you would have ap-
pealed a valuation based upon the
market”.  The farmer or rancher
should first contract the County
Director of Equalization.  He or
she will be able to explain the
new system along with showing
similar valued property, and re-
cent sales of similar property.
“Although the statewide
amount of agricultural value in
the productivity system is the
same as that from the old valua-
tion system, individual counties
increase or decrease significantly,
states the Department of Rev-
enue, to prevent sudden large
shifts in values, and to ensure
they had time to address any
unanticipated problems, the Leg-
islature limited increases or de-
creases to 10% a year.”
Changes in the agriculture
land productivity valuation
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The President’s 2014 budget pro-
This week, President Obama
released his budget proposal for
the Federal government, includ-
ing USDA, for Fiscal Year 2014.
Today, the Federal budget is
more important than ever. The
American people expect and de-
serve a government that operates
efficiently and effectively. We
must carry out our mission while
safeguarding taxpayer dollars.
Our USDA employees have
worked hard in recent years to
manage with fewer resources.
The Department’s discretionary
budget that funds our operations
is lower today than it was in 2009
– but we are still getting the job
Part of the reason we’ve been
able to accomplish this is by man-
aging our budget proactively. We
reduced our workforce, closed of-
fices and labs, streamlined IT
services and cut travel. These ef-
forts have resulted in savings of
more than $700 million in recent
This week’s budget proposal
includes additional targeted sav-
ings for USDA. It strikes a bal-
ance to keep growing our
economy and the middle class,
while reducing the deficit in a
common-sense and balanced way.
It supports President Obama’s
commitment to accelerate the eco-
nomic recovery, to make our na-
tion a magnet for jobs, and to
create ladders of opportunity that
will help all Americans benefit
from economic growth.
The proposal also reflects an
understanding that there are only
so many ways to cut USDA’s op-
erating budget. We’ll keep work-
ing hard to find savings, but it’s
important to ensure that USDA
can keep providing modern serv-
ice while maintaining the in-
tegrity of our programs.
In the years ahead we’ll con-
tinue to be creative, to think out-
side the box and to build new
partnerships. We’ll balance this
with a commitment to further
modernize our Department into
the future.
I’m proud of USDA’s record ac-
complishments, made alongside
efforts to save hundreds of mil-
lions of taxpayer dollars. I know
that we can keep this up, and to-
gether we can create even more
prosperity in rural America.
Ag Secretary Vilsack’s Column
Fears, panic can be difficult for
farm people
"The only thing we have to fear
is fear itself,” President Franklin
Delano Roosevelt reassured
Americans in his first inaugural
address following onset of the
Great Depression. This maxim is
one of the best for us to remember
when we cope with unreasonable
fears or anxiety.
Scientific evidence is accumu-
lating about the causes and man-
agement of panic disorder, and
other unnecessary but handicap-
ping fears and anxieties that can
overwhelm us at times. This and
next week’s Farm and Ranch Life
columns explain how anxiety dis-
orders develop and how we can
manage anxiety episodes.
For behavioral health pur-
poses, anxiety can be defined as
worry, fear, nervousness or un-
ease about something with an un-
certain outcome. Phobias and
panic can become so pervasive
that they merge into generalized
anxiety disorder. Posttraumatic
stress disorder, which affects
many active and former military
personnel--and sometimes dis-
tressed farmers, is also a common
anxiety disorder.
Farm people are more likely to
experience anxiety than people in
many other walks of life, but se-
vere anxiety can affect any of us.
Why are people engaged in agri-
culture more prone to anxiety?
Two main factors contribute to
farmers’ anxiety: the high stress
of farming with little control over
many of the conditions that affect
success or failure, and genetically
programmed inclinations.
Farming is stressful and un-
certain. Annual surveys of occu-
pation-related injuries, illnesses
and fatalities of workers in agri-
culture regularly indicate agricul-
tural occupations are among the
most stressful and hazardous.
The National Institute of Occu-
pational Safety and Health
(NIOSH), which oversees most of
these data collection efforts,
groups farming, ranching, fishing
and forestry together as agricul-
tural occupations.
Crop farmers often work with-
out adequate sleep and hurry to
undertake field work, especially
during planting and harvest sea-
sons because the outcome of their
efforts–crop yields–depends much
on timely completion of these key
activities. Producers have little
control over weather, consumer
demand and competitors in a
global market.
Livestock and dairy farmers
experience dual sources of stress:
working closely with animals that
may behave unpredictably and
are subject to a variety of diseases
and uncontrolled living condi-
tions, as well as the production of
feed for their animals. Elise
Bostad recently surveyed 396 beef
producers in Sweden, the results
of which were summarized in the
January 2013 issue of the Journal
of Agricultural Safety and
Health; 42% of the respondents
reported significant stress and
high levels of potential hazards.
When unexpected events occur
that influence the outcome of
farming, producers become
stressed. Currently, uncertainty
about continuation of the drought
in much of the Midwest and High
Plains and the possibility that
crop and livestock prices could
unexpectedly tumble are major
stressors, especially to farmers
who are heavily leveraged with
Our genes play a role in the
way we react to stress. A study
published in the August 2008
issue of Behavioral Neuroscience
by Dr. Christian Montag and his
colleagues in the Giessen Gene
Brain Behavior Project at the
University of Bonn, Germany
confirmed the long-held suspicion
that a specific gene (COMT vari-
ation Met158) is linked with the
development of alarm in response
to being startled.
People with this gene are more
prone than those without the
gene to react to stress with a flood
of neurotransmitter chemicals,
released by our bodies, which
gear us up to deal with a per-
ceived threat.
Perhaps this is the same gene
that has been referred as the Teu-
tonic gene that inclines farmers of
Germanic origin (any persons
who can trace their heritage to
the Teutons who inhabited Ger-
many and later spread to Scandi-
navia, the British Isles, other
parts of Europe and eventually to
North America through migra-
tion) to overwork when threat-
ened and eventually to become
Probably, this gene has become
concentrated in successful farm-
ers around the world, because
less successful farmers have been
selected out. The predominant
ancestry of people who farm in
North America traces to people
carrying the Teutonic gene, or a
similar genetic inclination.
People with this gene, whether
Teutonic or not, tend to work
harder when threats to their
livelihood occur, such as the pos-
sibility of frost harming a crop,
disease affecting livestock, or
falling short on a full payment of
a loan. Initially they are likely to
become anxious, but depression
sets in when the beneficial bodily
chemicals, serotonin, norepi-
nepherine and certain cate-
cholamines, become depleted.
Much more research is still
needed, however, to fully under-
stand the role genes play in the
development of anxiety disorders
and their treatment.
The more we know about what
causes us to behave as we do, the
better. I hope this explanation
has not been too complex, but I
also know readers of this column
are particularly bright and seek
out useful information.
Knowing what inclines farm
people to become anxious also
suggests ways we can manage
Dr. Rosmann lives on a farm in
western Iowa. He can be contacted
at: www.agbehavioralhealth.com.
Farm & Ranch LIfe Farm & Ranch LIfe
Dr. Rossman Dr. Rossman
Page 16 • April 17, 2013 • The Faith Independent
Pruning trees and shrubs
Most plants can be pruned at
almost any time of year without
jeopardizing basic survival. How-
ever, it is preferable to prune spe-
cific plants at specific points in
the year. Trees and shrubs that
flower before the end of June
should be pruned immediately
after flowering. Other trees and
shrubs, those which flower after
the end of June, should be pruned
in winter or early spring before
new growth starts.
Proper pruning requires good
tools, using them correctly and
maintaining them. Some of the
more commonly used tools are
HAND SHEARS - for branches
up to 1/4'’ diameter, POLE
PRUNERS - for branches beyond
arm’s reach, LOPPING SHEARS
- For branches up to 1-1/2'’ diam-
eter, HEDGE SHEAR - for clip-
ping new growth into formal
shapes and PRUNING SAWS -
for branches over 1'’ diameter.
The three basic pruning tech-
niques are pinching, thinning and
heading back. Pinching involves
using your hands to break off
growing tips to control plant size.
Thinning involves using tools to
removes some branches back to a
main branch, trunk, or soil line.
Heading back involves trimming
branches back to a good bud or
lateral branch.
When pruning broadleaf
shrubs, cut above a bud to pre-
vent dieback of the stem and en-
courage a new branch to develop
Tree Facts
Bob Drown, Extension Specialist
email us at faithind@faithsd.com
from the bud. Remove branches
which tend to rub against each
other and dead, damaged, or dis-
eased branches. Also, remove
dead flower branches, dead flow-
ers, and old fruit stocks as soon as
the flowers have wilted or the
fruit has dropped. Declining
shrubs can be rejuvenated by cut-
ting them back to ground line.
Many new shoots will grow from
the base that may require some
Large trees need pruning to
prevent injury and damage to life
and property. This usually in-
volves the removal of large
branches or limbs from trees.
Low-hanging branches may cause
injury to individuals mowing the
lawn or walking on the street.
Also, branches sometimes rub
against the house and roof. To re-
move the branches that are over
1" in diameter, use the double cut
method. First cut halfway on the
underside of the limb, second
make a cut clear through several
inches further out on the upper
part of the limb. When the branch
is removed, there is no splintering
of the main tree trunk. Then re-
move the stub by conventional
methods, taking care not to cut
into the branch
With evergreen shrubs, avoid
shearing, prune using the thin-
ning technique, do not cut
branches back to the old wood.
Reduce new growth annually, and
when removing the larger
branches for thinning, cut close to
the main trunk, leaving no stubs.
Heavy thinning is needed only
every few years. Pinch out 1/2 of
the candle (the new growth) when
it is approximately 2" long in the
spring, to thicken the new growth
of coniferous trees such as pines,
spruce, or fir. If the terminal of a
pine or spruce has been lost, form
a new one by bending one of the
youngest lateral branches near
the terminal into an upright posi-
Basic pruning includes adher-
ence to basic safety rules: 1. Call
in a professional for large jobs you
don't have the equipment for. 2.
Keep all equipment sharp and in
good repair. 3. Use equipment
only for the job it was designed to
do. 4. Be conscious of electric lines
when pruning near them. 5. If a
power line is touching a tree limb,
call the power company fast and
stay clear of the tree. 6. Never
climb a tree without a safety rope,
with or without a ladder. 7. Keep
your fingers clear when using
hand clippers. 8. Use care in han-
dling pruned limbs and brush to
avoid eye injury.
My source for this news release
was Purdue University Coopera-
tive Extension Service. If you
would like more information
about “Pruning Trees and
Shrubs,” contact Bob Drown at
the Conservation Office at 605-
244-5222, Extension 4 or e-mail
All programs and services pro-
vided by the Northwest Area Con-
servation Districts are provided
regardless of race, color, national
origin, gender, religion, age, dis-
ability, political beliefs, sexual ori-
entation, and marital or family
Many people save time by
going online to take care of every-
day tasks. For example, they shop
online to avoid going to crowded
malls or stores. They pay bills
and check their account balances
online to save a trip to the bank.
It’s true of Social Security busi-
ness, too. You can save a lot of
time by visiting www.socialsecu-
At the Social Security website
you can –
•create a my Social Security
account for quick access to your
•get an instant, personalized
estimate of your future Social Se-
curity benefits;
•apply for retirement, disabil-
ity, spouse’s, and Medicare bene-
•check the status of your ben-
efit application;
•change your address and
phone number, if you receive
monthly Social Security benefits;
sign-up for direct deposit of Social
Security benefits;
•use our benefit planners to
help you better understand your
Social Security options as you
plan for your financial future;
•request a replacement
Medicare card; and
•apply for Extra Help with
your Medicare prescription drug
And since April 22 is Earth
Day, here’s another tip: going on-
line is good for the planet. It saves
more than just your time – it also
saves paper, emissions, and en-
If you need to reach us by
phone, you can call us toll-free at
1-800-772-1213. We treat all calls
confidentially. We can answer
specific questions from 7 a.m. to 7
p.m., Monday through Friday.
Generally, you’ll have a shorter
wait time if you call during the
week after Tuesday. We can pro-
vide information by automated
phone service 24 hours a day.
(You can use our automated re-
sponse system to tell us a new ad-
dress or request a replacement
Medicare card.) If you are deaf or
hard of hearing, you may call our
TTY number, 1-800-325-0778.
Best ways to do business
with Social Security
April 17, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 17
Due to South Dakota's short
growing season, vegetable grow-
ers and gardeners have to wait
until mid- to late-May to plant
warm season vegetable crops to
avoid frost injury.
High tunnels may be a way to
get an early start says, Geoffrey
Njue, SDSU Extension Specialty
Crops Field Specialist.
"Although the danger for frost
damage is very great in April and
May, the day length is increasing
and the sun angle is also getting
higher. The increasing day length
and sunlight provides optimum
conditions for plant growth and
development," Njue said. "High
tunnels provide growers and gar-
deners a way to capture the light
and heat from the long days for
crop growth. They enable growers
to start tender and warm season
crops in an environment that is
easier to protect from frost."
What is a high tunnel?
By definition, high tunnels are
unheated or minimally heated
plastic covered structures which
are relatively inexpensive, in
which crops are grown in the soil.
High tunnels are ventilated by
rolling the sides up or down as
needed using a roll bar that is op-
erated manually or by an electric
motor, as well as end-wall vents.
They are covered with a single or
double layer of 6-mil greenhouse
grade plastic that is left on the
structure year-round and lasts 3-
4 years.
"The benefits of using double
plastic verses single plastic in-
clude; increase in average daily
temperature, which is important
if you grow vegetables in early
spring and late fall and also more
wind resistance." Njue said.
Frost protection in the spring
and in the fall can be provided by
use of propane heaters or oil
burners. Because high tunnels
trap solar energy in the structure
that warms the air and soil in the
spring and in the fall, they pro-
vide many benefits to growers, in-
High tunnels extend the pro-
duction season: In years when the
season is late high tunnel produc-
tion is always early, dependable
and the yields are greater and of
better quality. High tunnels allow
the growers to grow an early crop
in the spring and also a later crop
in the fall; thereby extending
their production season.
High tunnels increase crop
yield: High tunnels provide opti-
mal growing environment and the
crops grow more vigorous than in
the field. The potential yield in
high tunnels is therefore much
higher than in field production -
two to four times greater depend-
ing on the crop. In high tunnel
production the grower can control
water, fertility and temperature.
With optimal growing environ-
ment in the high tunnels, the
crops can produce to their full ge-
netic potential.
High tunnels reduce the use of
pesticides in crop production: Be-
cause of the protected environ-
ment provided by the high tunnel,
there is reduced occurrence of in-
sect and mite pests. The protected
and controlled environment in the
high tunnels makes it less ideal
for disease organisms. This re-
duces the occurrence of plants
diseases. The reduced occurrence
of insect and disease damage
means there is less use of pesti-
cides in high tunnels compared to
field production.
High tunnels increase prof-
itability for growers: Due to ear-
lier planting, extended production
period and better growing envi-
ronment, the growers who sell
their produce are able to provide
good quality produce to the mar-
ket for a longer period of time. By
providing good quality produce
early and later in the season the
grower is able to get premium
prices at the market.
Types of high tunnels
The most commonly used high
tunnels are the quonset and the
gothic shaped structures. They
are constructed of metal bows
which are attached to metal posts
driven into the ground. There are
various designs of each with dif-
ferent advantages and disadvan-
Quonset style: The Quonset
style high tunnel has been popu-
lar for a long time due to its sim-
plicity. However the circular
shape of the structure limits the
height at the sides which limits
the production of tall or trellised
crops. The Quonset style is also
not very strong and may not be
able to support a lot of snow load
which may require the plastic to
be removed before winter.
Gothic style high tunnel:
The gothic style high tunnel has
a peaked design which allows for
greater height along the sides.
This results in increased usable
space than the quonset style and
is more useful for growing crops
including tall or trellised crops.
The gothic style is also struc-
turally stronger and sheds snow-
fall better than the quonset style.
The peaked roof also allows for
better escape of hot air from end
wall vents, an important feature
since high tunnels can very
quickly become overheated, even
when outside air temperatures
are relatively cool.
To learn more and view photos
of the different types of high tun-
nels, visit iGrow.org/gardens.
Vegetable growers should consider high tunnels
Quonset style: The Quonset style high tunnel. Courtesy photo
Gothic style high tunnel. Courtasy photo
Rainbow trout will be stocked
in two areas near Pierre starting
the first week of April.
Game, Fish and Parks Depart-
ment fisheries biologist Robert
Hanten of Fort Pierre said the de-
partment will stock catchable-
sized rainbow trout at Oahe
Marina and Downs Marina.
“Weather permitting, trout
will be released in Oahe Marina
below Oahe Dam and in Downs
Marina on April 5 with additional
stockings planned throughout the
month,” Hanten said.
Trout released in Downs Ma-
rina migrate out of the marina
and spend several weeks in and
around the LaFramboise Island
causeway fishing piers.
“We are hoping that having
trout available to shore anglers at
LaFramboise causeway, in addi-
tion to Oahe Marina, will make
trout fishing in the Pierre area
more accessible to anglers.”
Hanten said, “Trout range in size
from 9 to 11 inches and can pro-
vide many hours of fishing enjoy-
ment, so get out and enjoy it with
your family or friends.”
Interested anglers can locate
LaFramboise causeway by follow-
ing Poplar Avenue south toward
the Missouri River.  Oahe Marina
is located just below Oahe Dam,
off Highway 1806 north of Fort
Trout will be stocked near Pierre
Page 18 • April 17, 2013 • The Faith Independent LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWAS
Proceedings of the
Common Council
City of Faith, SD
The Common Council for the City of
Faith, South Dakota met in regular ses-
sion on April 2, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. in the
Council Room of the Community Center.
Mayor Haines called the meeting to
order, Brown called roll call, and Mayor
Haines led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Council members present: Riley, In-
ghram, Spencer, Lightfield and Hellek-
Council members absent: Nolan.
Others in attendance were: Debbie
Brown, Rusty, Julie and Lane Foster,
Jackie and Clay Bernstein, Shyla and
Teagan Engel, Sandy Rasmussen,
Cindy and Arlen Frankfurth, Donn Dup-
per, Jon Collins, Loretta Passolt and Eric
Spencer made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to approve the agenda re-
moving items #8 and #14. Motion car-
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Riley to approve the minutes of the
March 18, 2013 and the March 19, 2013
meeting. Motion carried.
The following claims were presented
and read:
Aflac, Cancer & Accident Insurance –
$997.52; Armstrong Extinguisher Serv-
ice, Inc., Extinguisher Maintenance &
Recharge – $611.00; Avesis Third Party
Administrators, Inc., Vision Insurance –
$126.38; Branding Iron Inn, LLC, Meals
for John Rhoden – $29.75; Brown, Deb-
bie, Reimburse for Fuel-Meeting @
Pierre – $22.63; Chemsearch, Sup-
plies – $449.57; City of Faith, Utilities –
$10,598.97; Coca-Cola Refreshments,
Pop – $440.60; Delage Landen Fin.
Service, Copier Lease – $44.46; Debbie
Brown, Finance Officer, Postage, Misc –
$40.33; Dept of Revenue, Laboratory
Services – $13.00; Emergency Medical
Products, Inc., Supplies – $14.36; Faith
Fitness Center, Full Time Employees
Membership – $50.00; Faith High School
Rodeo Club, Donation – $40.00; Faith
Lumber Company, Supplies – $377.39;
Faith Senior Citizens, Donation –
$2,500.00; Frito-Lay, Inc., Misc – $78.00;
Heartland Waste Management, Hauling
Garbage & Dumpsters – $4,105.00;
Henschel, Eddie, Ambulance Laundry –
$68.20; Iron Horse Ag Service, Repair &
Maintenance, Labor for Fire Dept. –
$7,245.31; Jerome Beverage, Inc.,
Beer – $4,588.31; John Staurulakis Inc.,
Telcordia TRA Charge – $12.58; John-
son Western Wholesale, Liquor –
$2,729.85; Licensed Beverage Dealer,
Book & DVD for TAM Training – $35.00;
M&D Food Shop, Gasoline – $1,952.66;
M&T Fire & Safety Inc., Professional
Services – $1,531.75; McQuirk Ditching
Boring – $4,142.22; Northwest Beverage
Inc., Beer – $10,216.60; Postmaster,
Stamps – $66.00; Prairie Vista Inn,
Rooms-John Rhoden – $138.00; Reli-
able, Library Supplies – $261.46; Roys
Pronto Auto Parts, Repair & Mainte-
nance – $1,103.38; S&S Roadrunner
Sales Co., Misc – $295.34; SD Retire-
ment System, Retirement Plan – –
$3,790.20; Sam's Club, Membership –
$35.00; Schwan's Sales Enterprise,
Misc – $89.04; Sodak Distributing Com-
pany, Liquor – $2,391.49; SD Municipal
League, District 10 Meeting – $140.00;
Tri County Water, Water – $4,393.00; Tri
State Water, Water – $32.40; Verizon
Wireless, Ambulance & Police Cell
Phones – $233.36; Visa, Gasoline, Sup-
plies, Clothing, Minor Equip – $1,400.70;
Farmers State Bank, SS & Withholding –
$863.43; Farmers State Bank, SS &
Withholding – $3,016.46; Farmers State
Bank, SS & Withholding – $420.78; Ex-
press Communications, Intra/Inter Ac-
cess – $1,406.93; Companion Life,
Dental Insurance – $603.95; Wellmark
Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Health Insur-
ance – $8,027.83
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Inghram to approve all claims as pre-
sented. All yes votes. Motion carried.
7:15 Open Bids – Mowers:
No bids were received.
Inghram introduced the following res-
olution for its adoption:
A Resolution Passed Pursuant
to Revised Ordinances, Title 8 -
Utilities Establishing Rates and
Charges for Utility Services for
the City of Faith, South Dakota;
WHEREAS pursuant to the Re-
vised Ordinances, Title 8 - Utili-
ties, the Common Council is
authorized to establish rates and
charges for all utility services by
Resolution, it is hereby
RESOLVED, that the following
rates and charges are changing
those rates contained in
RESOLUTION NO. 10-03-00-01
& 06-05-12-01 which new rates
will be effective on May 1, 2013
Monthly Rates:
Residence Single Line –
$14.00 per month
Business Single Line –
$19.00 per month
Seconded by Lightfield.
All yes votes. Motion carried.
Council would like to make note for the
reason of the Residential Single Line
being raised to $14.00 per month. In No-
vember of 2011 the FCC issued an
Order to reform and modernize the Uni-
versal Service Fund (USF) and intercar-
rier compensation (access billing)
between carriers. This Order is a major
overhaul of the existing systems. Al-
though the reform includes many
changes, one of the changes is that the
FCC developed a minimum local rate of
$14.00 that all companies must be at by
June 2013. If a company is not at the
$14.00 rate, the company will lose a por-
tion of its USF payment that it receives
from USAC. Therefore, the City in-
creased the Residential Single Line in
June of 2012 from $9.50 to $12.00 so
there wouldn’t be a big increase at one
time. When the City increased the Resi-
dential Single Line, the Business Single
Line was not done and should have
been done with the same margin of in-
crease. The last raise of monthly rates
was done October 3rd, 2000. This is why
the increase of the Business Single Line,
and will be looked at doing again soon
as the full increase was not done at this
Adding Ambulance Driver:
Riley made a motion, seconded by
Lightfield to approve Alvaro Zertuche as
ambulance driver upon the Ambulance
Director receiving his certifications and
he does his three observation runs in the
ambulance. Motion carried.
Spencer made a motion, seconded
by Inghram to approve the resignation of
Linda Olson as Library Aide as of May
23, 2013. Motion carried.
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Riley to approve the resignation of
Dan Nolan as Councilman as of March
20, 2013. Motion carried.
Library – Use of Gym:
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson to approve the use of the
gym at no fee for the Library on June 25,
2013 for a special speaker on Images of
the World. Motion carried.
Approval of Sign Agreement
with the State:
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to approve the Mayor to
sign the agreement with the SD DOT for
a Sign and Delineation Project with the
State paying 100%. All yes votes. Motion
A grant was received with the Office
of Emergency Management for a Safe
Room in the amount of $603,407. Light-
field made a motion, seconded by In-
ghram to approve accepting the grant for
the Safe Room. All yes votes. Motion
carried. More information will be dis-
cussed at a later date.
Chief Frankfurth has a couple grants
he would like to apply for. The first one
is a grant which would be 80%/20% for
a digital radar sign and those signs cost
anywhere from $5,000 to $8,000. The
next one is a bullet proof vest with a
50%/50% costing around $1600 for two.
Spencer made a motion, seconded by
Inghram to approve applying for the
grants. All yes votes. Motion carried.
Clean Up:
Council agreed to do the same as we
have in the past for Clean up Month.
May will be clean up month, you can call
in before May 31, 2013 to have a build-
ing tore down in the City limits free of
charge. If you have items that need
hauled to the landfill, you need to call in
to the City Office and you will be put on
a list and the guys will haul as they have
time. City of Faith residents will be al-
lowed to take items to the dump free ex-
cept for tires and items that need freon
removed must be tagged.
Appoint Committee for Clean Up:
Council will split up Wards with At
Large and take pictures and bring back
to the Council Meeting.
Signs at School:
Hellekson and Mayor Haines met
with the school about traffic control and
the need for signs. Lightfield made a mo-
tion, seconded by Hellekson to approve
to purchase some crosswalk and parking
signs. All yes votes. Motion carried.
Continued on next page
REGULAR MEETING – April 3, 2013
4:00 p.m., Isabel, SD
1 The regular meeting of the North-
west Area Schools Educational Cooper-
ative Governing Board was held April 3,
2013, at 4:00 p.m. at Northwest Area
PRESENT: Nathan Grueb, Sandy
Baumberger, Dan Beckman, AJ Lind-
skov, Matt Gilbert, Wilfred Jones, Scott
Vance, Director Cris Owens, Business
Manager Monica Mayer and Superin-
tendent Dick Schaffan
2 Approve Agenda: On a motion from
Lindskov and seconded by Grueb the
agenda was approved.
3 MINUTES: Minutes of the last
meeting, March 6, 2013, were approved
on a motion by Grueb and seconded by
Lindskov. Motion carried.
Vance seconded by Lindskov to accept
and approve the Financial Report for
March 2013, a copy of which is made a
part of these minutes as Attachment “A”.
Motion Carried.
5 BILLS: Motion by Vance and sec-
onded by Grueb to approve the Educa-
tional Cooperative bills for payment as
presented, a copy of which is made a
part of these minutes as Attachment “B”.
Motion carried.
6 Second reading and vote on By-
Law, Article 5 Purchased Services 5.3.3:
Motion by Lindskov and seconded by
Vance to table this item to a future meet-
ing before March 1, 2014.
7 FY2014 Funding and DRAFT Edu-
cational Cooperative Assessment: On a
motion by Lindskov and seconded by
Gilbert to approve the FY 2014 Assess-
ment with per pupil cost being $115.00.
On roll call vote of Grueb, Gilbert, Baum-
berger, Lindskov voted aye and Vance
nay, the motion carried.
8 Executive Session – Personnel:
On a motion from Vance and seconded
by Grueb the board entered into Execu-
tive Session pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2-1
for personnel at 4:37. Baumberger de-
clared out at 5:52
9 Executive Session – Negotiations:
On a motion from Gilbert and seconded
by Grueb the board entered into at 6:00.
Baumberger declared out at 6:55.
10 Contracts to Approve and Negoti-
ated Agreement: On a motion from
Vance and seconded by Lindskov the
following contracts, Enright, Fordyce,
Helms, Hill, Hoff, Hutchinson, Sabin,
Owens, Stradinger and Mayer were ap-
proved as well as the Negotiated Agree-
ment with the Special Education Staff.
Owens read resignation letters from
Francis Fanning and Cindy Sue Peder-
son. On a motion from Grueb and sec-
onded by Lindskov the resignations were
accepted with regret.
11 School Psychologists: Owens and
Chris Sargent interviewed two school
psychologists for next school year.
12 Other: None.
13 Adjournment: Baumberger ad-
Sandy Baumberger, Chairperson
Monica Mayer, Business Manager
Published April 17, 2013 at the total ap-
proximate cost of $112.55
MARCH 2013
CASH BALANCE 3/01/13 $208,970.22
GRANTS IN AID $14,176.00
SUB TOTAL $224,868.19
CASH BALANCE 03/31/13 $139,000.38
Attachment “A”
MARCH 2013
UNEMPLOYMENT $12,000.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $12,000.00
T&A IMPREST $1,630.56 $205.20 $10.00 $1,825.76
125 CAFETERIA PLAN $431.79 $300.00 $0 $731.79
TOTAL $10.00
NW Area Schools Multi-Dist Ed Coop
Checking Account: 1
CARDMEMEBER SERVICE.............................36.94...................CREDIT CARD
CITY OF MOBRIDGE.....................................125.00..................................RENT
FAITH INDEPENDENT...................................122.76 .............................LEGALS
GRAND RIVER CASINO..................................60.00...........................LODGING
GRUEB, NATHAN .............................................6.29..............................TRAVEL
ISABEL SUPER VALUE ...................................23.00..........................SUPPLIES
JONES, WILFRED ...........................................22.20..............................TRAVEL
LINDSKOV, AJ ...................................................2.59..............................TRAVEL
MCI ...................................................................65.63......................TELEPHONE
OWENS, CRIS .................................................21.00..............................TRAVEL
PRAIRIE VISTA INN.........................................77.00...........................LODGING
QUILL ...............................................................65.69..........................SUPPLIES
SARGENT, CHRIS .........................................302.44 ...............TRAVEL-OFFICE
T & A IMPREST FUND...................................159.20............REIMBURSEMENT
VANCE, SCOTT ..............................................18.87..............................TRAVEL
.................................................................Fund Total ...........................18,839.04
LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWAS April 17, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 19
Notify The Faith
Independent of your
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possible, so as not to
miss a single issue.
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Dr. David J. Prosser
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PH: 967-2644
910 Harmon St
Cell: (605) 441-7465
Fax: (605) 859-2766
Bus. (605) 859-2585 or 1-800-859-5557
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After Hours
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Continued from previous page
Quotes on Rugs:
Hillyard quoted rugs like the ones that
were purchased at the Community Cen-
ter. A large rug (11X14) was quoted for
the lobby of the gym at $763.40 and a
(13X14) for $892.20. Rugs for the Police
Department, Bar and Public Safety
Building and three outside mats for the
Community Center were quoted at
$1,694.59. Inghram made a motion, sec-
onded by Spencer to approve the 11X14
for the gym lobby and the rest of the
rugs. All yes votes. Motion carried.
Approval of Liquor at the
Community Center for a Wedding:
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Inghram to approve the Lone Tree
Bar to have a temporary bar at the Com-
munity Center for the wedding dance on
September 14, 2013. All yes votes. Mo-
tion carried.
Bidding out Haying:
Council agreed to wait and advertise
in May to bid out haying.
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson to adjourn. Motion carried.
Glen Haines, Mayor
Debbie Brown, Finance Officer
Published April 17, 2013 for a total ap-
proximate cost of $102.01
CIV. NO. 09-11
Pursuant to Execution issued by the
Perkins County Clerk of Courts in the
above entitled action dated the 31st day
of December, 2012, Defendant’s right,
title, and interest in and to the hereinafter
described real property in Ziebach
Township 11 North, Range 18
Section 15: SW1/4NW1/4 and
SE1/4NW1/4 and NE1/4NW1/4 and
Section 19: SE1/4 and Lots 3, 4, and
Section 20: SW1/4 and S1/2SE1/4
Section 21: NW1/4 and SW1/4
Section 22: NW1/4 and N1/2SE1/4
and S1/2NE1/4 and NE1/4NE1/4 and
Section 23: SW1/4
Section 28: N1/2NW1/4
Section 29: E1/2NE1/4
Section 30: NE1/4 and Lots 1, 2, 3, 4,
and E1/2W1/2
Township 10 North, Range 18
Section 03: E1/2NW1/4
Township 11 North, Range 17
Section 24: SE1/4 and Lots 7 and 8
Section 25: SE1/4
will be sold to satisfy a judgment ob-
tained by the above named Plaintiff
against the above Defendant in the sum
of $ 115,176.00 together with accrued in-
terest, costs taxed by the Clerk of
Courts, which judgment is dated Sep-
tember 4, 2012, and was filed in the Of-
fice of the Clerk of Courts of Perkins
County, at Bison, South Dakota, on Sep-
tember 4, 2012.
The sale of the above described real
property will be at the front steps of the
Court House in Dupree, South Dakota,
on the 26th of April, 2013, at the hour of
10:30 o’clock A.M. (MDT).
The sale will be made to the highest
bidder for cash and shall be subject to
statutory one-year redemption time and
subject to real estate taxes. The above
described real property is being sold
subject to senior liens and the Ziebach
County Sheriff’s Office makes no war-
ranties or representations as to what
liens exist nor to which liens are senior.
Only Defendant’s right, title and interest
in and to the above described real prop-
erty is being sold and such sale does not
include the rights, title, and interest of
any undivided owner.
Dated this 25th day of March, 2013.
Robert Menzel
Ziebach County Sheriff
Published April 17 & 24, 2013 for a total
approximate cost of $52.63
Notice of Public
Faith School District
This is official notice that a public
hearing is called by the Faith School Dis-
trict 46-2 as mandated by Title 1. The
purpose of the hearing is to allow all pa-
trons of the school district to be informed
about th Title 1 program, to become ac-
quainted with the rules and regulations,
and to express ideas and opinions re-
garding the program.
The Public Hearing will be Thursday,
April 23, 2013, 8:15-9:15 AM in the Title
1 Room of the Faith School and 2:30-
3:30 PM in the Title 1 Room of the faith
Kelly Daughters, Faith School
K-12 Principal
Faith School District 46-2
Published April 17 & 24, 2013 for the ap-
proximate cost of 15.58
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are working on some ideas to
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the Carnival. Any suggestions
please contact Patty Hauser at
the City Office – 967-2261.
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