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April 10, 2013
viduals needing help with a fed-
eral agency or simply wishing to
pass on their concerns to me will
stop by,” said Noem.
Aside from this opportunity,
Kyle also plans on visiting with
community leaders in the region.
Area residents are invited to con-
tact Rep. Noem’s Rapid City office
at 791-4673 if you would like to
set up an appointment or if you
need immediate assistance. If you
are unable to find time to come to
Faith on Tuesday, you can always
reach Rep. Noem’s office via her
website: www.noem.house.gov
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep-
resentative Kristi Noem (R-SD)
announced today that Kyle Holt
of her Rapid City office will hold
a constituent outreach day in
Faith on Tuesday, April 16. Kyle
will be available on Tuesday be-
tween the hours of 1:00 p.m. and
2:00 p.m. in the Community Cen-
ter.
“As South Dakota’s lone Mem-
ber of the U.S. House of Repre-
sentatives, I believe it is very
important for me and my staff to
meet with South Dakotans to
hear about the issues important
to them. It is my hope that indi-
The Faith City Council re-
ceived word last week that they
had been awarded a grant for a
safe room and at their April 2nd
meeting the council accepted the
grant in the amount of $603,407.
Following approval of minutes
and claims, Council approved
adding ?? to the ambulance list as
a driver. He is getting his certifi-
cation but is required to have
three ride-alongs before he can
become a driver. He is also work-
ing on getting his EMT rating
here from Texas, but for now he
will be a driver.
Council accepted two resigna-
tions: Linda Olson, library aide,
and Councilmen Dan Nolan. Ol-
sons are moving to North Dakota.
Council approved the library
using the gym for the program
“Images of the World” on June
25th. The program will be held
from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. and is free
to the public.
An agreement with the state
was approved for delineation
signs for the highway. This is
fully covered by the state and is a
state-wide project.
Diane Hellekson said that the
school would also like some “No
Parking” signs in front of the
building and a couple “Handicap
Parking” signs. They want to put
in a couple crosswalks especially
for the elementary students.
7:15 was designated as the
time to open bids on the sur-
plused mowers but none were re-
ceived.
Council retired into executive
session immediately after for
legal purposes for approxi-
mately15 minutes.
Mayor Haines explained that
about two years ago the City had
started working with Homeland
Security for a safe room for our
community. The City received
word Monday that the grant for
the safe room, aka tornado shel-
ter, was approved in the amount
of $603, 407. The total estimated
cost will run $804,534. The city
and school will share the differ-
ence. The building will be erected
on the southeast corner of the
new school, an ideal location for
swimmers at the pool, in case of
a storm. The building will also
maintain a cafeteria and multi-
purpose room. The grants are
based on tornadoes in the area
(Dupree has recently had several
to make us eligible for the shel-
ter), and on population. The
building must be accessible to the
public. Mayor Haines said he will
schedule a meeting with Nicole
Prince of Homeland Security in
Pierre and the school board to
work out the details.
City-wide clean-up was dis-
cussed. Mayor Haines asked if
they wanted to continue the same
as in the past, the month of May,
and if they wanted to go deeper
with cleaning up vehicles. In-
ghram asked if there were any
houses to be demolished this year.
Haines said there were a couple
that needed to be condemned.
Hellekson asked if there was any
ordinance concerning vehicles
and who enforces it. Atty. Bogue
said the council determines if
there is a problem and a letter is
sent to the owner telling of the
situation. Haines suggested that
the council person from each
ward and one at-large walk their
area and take pictures and notes
to bring back to the next meeting.
Council decided to leave May as
clean-up month with the same
stipulaitons as before.
The purchase of additional
rugs for the PD, bar and Informa-
tion Center was discussed. Cur-
rently they are paying
approximately $1930 a year to
rent rugs and they can purchase
them for about $1700 and they
would have them. Council ap-
proved the purchase of additional
mats for the gym at a cost of $736.
Council approved the bar be
set up for the Brown wedding on
September 14th. The date for use
of the community center was ap-
proved at an earlier meeting.
Bidding of hay was discussed
briefly. Inghram suggested they
wait until May at least and see if
we get any moisture. Members
agreed.
Resolution #04-02-13-01 for an
increase in telephone rates was
approved. Debbie said they hadn’t
raised their phone charges since
2000 and this is mandated. Mem-
bers approved the $2 increase for
residential and $4.50 for busi-
ness, with the business only being
increased $2 now and the balance
in approximately 6 months.
Hoss reported that he would
like to apply for a couple grants if
Council was in agreement. One
grant would be for a flashing
speed sign like other towns have
for speed zones. The sign would
be an 80-20 split. Hoss said the
sign would run between $5,000-
8,000. The second grant he would
like to apply for is for two bullet-
proof vests. They are suppose to
replace these every 5 years and
theirs are due. This grant is a 50-
50, and the vests would cost
around $1600. Council gave him
the go ahead to apply.
City accepts grant for safe room
By Loretta Passolt
Noem staff to hold local
office hours in Faith
2013 Prom Royalty ... Queen Karli Kilby and King Clay Bern-
stein. Photo courtesy of Marcia Samuelson
Winter storm ... hit the state Monday night and Tuesday drop-
ping 4-5” in town. There was no city election or school in Faith.
City election postponed a week
Due to a winter storm Monday night and Tuesday, the city election
was postponed for one week. The polls will be open at the Community
Center from 7 AM to 7 PM on Tuesday, April 16th.
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John Wayne Bockman, 53,
Leavenworth, KS passed away
Monday, April 1, 2013 at Cushing
Memorial Hospital. John was
born December 9,1959 the son of
Harold W. and Carol (Bieber)
Bockman. On April 30,1983 he
married Marla J. Werner. John
served in the United States Army
for six years. Following his mili-
tary service he went to work for
the United States Federal Peni-
tentiary in Leavenworth for 22
years. He was a member of Rock
of Ages Lutheran Church
(WELS), Kansas City, MO. He
greatly enjoyed spending time
with his wife, children and grand-
children.
He is survived by his wife,
Marla J. Bockman; three chil-
dren, Ryan Bockman (Bobbi),
Michael Bockman (Jennifer) and
Jesse Bockman (Blair); 6 grand-
children, Michael, Graycie, Owen,
Aubrey, Khloe and Cameron; his
mother, Carol; two sisters,
Wanda and Jeanne; many nieces,
nephews and family members.
Memorial contributions may
be given to Rock of Ages Lutheran
Church, 4005 NW Barry Rd.,
Kansas City, MO. 64154 or to Ne-
braska Evangelical Lutheran
High School in Waco, Nebraska.
Condolences may be sent to
www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com
John Wayne Bockman
Lavonne Land Wiltse died on
March 28, 2013. She was born to
Cornelius and Bess Land on April
5, 1926 in Dupree, S.D. She grad-
uated from high school in Faith,
S.D. In 1948 she graduated from
UCLA with a Bachelor of Science
degree. She taught home econom-
ics for 5 years in CA, 2 years in
Stuttgart, Germany and 29 years
in the Alamo Heights Independ-
ent School system.
She married Capt. Harry W.
Wiltse in Stuttgart in 1954. “Bill”
Wiltse chose San Antonio as his
last duty station before retiring
from the Army in 1962. He pre-
ceded her in death in 1979. In
1984 Lavonne was reunited with
her high school sweetheart,
William “Buzz” Kalesh. They en-
joyed being together for 16 years
before Buzz’s death in 2000.
Lavonne is survived by her
brother, Robert (Jean) Land;
nieces Susan Land, Deborah
(Gregory) Land Ladd; nephews
Stefan, Brandon, and Jared Ladd.
Lavonne wished to be remem-
bered as a dedicated and compas-
sionate teacher, and she hoped
that her friends will remember
her as a happy, and fun loving
person who enjoyed life.
Lavonne Land Wiltse
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has de-
clared April as Child Abuse Pre-
vention Month in South Dakota,
encouraging people in communi-
ties across the state to work to-
gether to keep children safe and
offer the support families need to
stay together.
The Governor said all children
in South Dakota have the right to
live quality lives that are free
from abuse and neglect.
“I’ve seen firsthand the effects
of child abuse and neglect during
my experience at Children’s
Home Society,” Gov. Daugaard
said. “The South Dakota Depart-
ment of Social Services is commit-
ted to helping future generations
succeed.  It is focused on ensuring
the safety and well-being of all
families and improving the lives
of children in our state.”
Individuals can be a part of the
prevention process by:
• Learning about the signs of
child abuse and neglect. Educate
yourself on the signs of child
abuse and neglect, and be pre-
pared to recognize them. Learn
more about the common signs of
abuse and neglect at
www.dss.sd.gov/cps/protective
• Asking for help if you need it.
As a caregiver, there are many re-
sources available to provide sup-
port. Common Sense Parenting
classes are held throughout the
state and cover topics ranging
from reducing family stress to en-
riching relationships with young
children. For more information on
this program, visit
www.dss.sd.gov/cps/parenting-
program
•Offering a helping hand to
friends and neighbors. Let par-
ents know you are available and
willing to talk, or offer to give par-
ents a rest by taking care of the
children. Volunteer your time to
local community programs that
provide support for families, such
as after-school programs, athletic
or church activities.
•Reporting suspected child
abuse and neglect. If you have
reason to believe a child has been
harmed or may be in danger, re-
port it by contacting your local
Department of Social Services of-
fice or local law enforcement
agency.
•Wearing a blue ribbon.
Throughout the month of April,
citizens are asked to wear blue
ribbons or tie them to their vehi-
cle antennas to spread the mes-
sage of child-abuse prevention.
The Department of Social
Services’ Division of Child Protec-
tion Services has 20 offices across
the state and serves every county.
In addition to receiving and as-
sessing reports of child abuse
and/or neglect, the division con-
nects parents with the needed re-
sources to help increase their
ability to keep children safe. For
more information, please visit
http://dss.sd.gov/cps/
Governor Daugaard declares April
as Child Abuse Prevention Month
RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South
Dakota Department of Trans-
portation is advising motorists
that newly installed traffic sig-
nals in Rapid City, Black Hawk,
and Belle Fourche use the new
flashing yellow arrow as part of
the signal systems.
A flashing yellow arrow means
left turns are permitted, but driv-
ers must first yield to oncoming
traffic and pedestrians before pro-
ceeding with caution. The system
replaces the solid green “ball” in-
dication as a signal for motorists
to proceed through an intersec-
tion.
The solid yellow arrow means
motorists should prepare to stop
or complete left turns if already in
the intersection.
Flashing yellow arrow signals
have already been installed at
several locations in the Black
Hills including Catron Boulevard
in Rapid City, Peaceful Pines
Road in Black Hawk, and on
Highway 85 in Belle Fourche.
Traffic signals displaying the
flashing yellow arrow in the fu-
ture are located at two intersec-
tions on Highway 16 in Custer
and at two intersections on Jack-
son Boulevard in Rapid City.
Those signals are expected to be
operational later this year.
The change to flashing yellow
arrows is the result of a national
study done for the Federal High-
way Administration which
demonstrated that the new sig-
nals help reduce left turn crashes
by 35 percent.
For more information, contact
John Matthesen at 605-394-2244.
Black Hills traffic signals displaying flashing yellow arrows
April 10, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 3
Spring is here
We can help you with your spring planting
Needs with potting soil – flower pots
Lots of merchandise for Graduation
Vilas Pharmacy &
Healthcare Store
Prairie Oasis Mall, Main St, – Fai th, SD-PH: 967-2123
FAITH, S.D. – The South
Dakota Department of Trans-
portation will begin a 44-mile as-
phalt concrete resurfacing and
shoulder-widening project on
Highway 73 and Highway 20 in
Perkins County on Monday, April
8.
The 36-mile project on High-
way 73 will start at the junction
with Highway 212 and move
north to the north junction with
Highway 20.
On Highway 20, work will
begin at the south junction with
Highway 73 and move east eight
miles to the Ziebach County line.
Traffic will be reduced to a sin-
gle lane with an 11-foot width re-
striction, flaggers and a pilot car.
Motorists can expect up to two
lane closures with 15-minute de-
lays each, loose gravel, shoulder
drop offs, and equipment crossing
and/or entering the highway.
The prime contractor on the
$13.8 million project is Anderson
Western, Inc. of Bismarck North
Dakota, and the completion date
is Sept. 1.
For more information, contact
Adam McMahon with the Depart-
ment of Transportation at 605-
892-2872.
Complete road construction in-
formation can be found at
www.safetravelusa.com/sd or by
dialing 511.  
South Dakota animal rabies
cases were up in 2012, climbing
for the second straight year, ac-
cording to the yearly surveillance
report recently released by the
Department of Health. There
were 60 animal rabies cases in
2012, up from 40 the year before.  
While animals rabies is re-
ported every year, the disease
tends to be cyclical, with years of
high case numbers followed by
years with lower numbers, noted
Dr. Lon Kightlinger, State Epi-
demiologist for the Department of
Health. “Rabies is a risk every
year in South Dakota and that
risk is statewide,” said Kight-
linger. “Rabies vaccination is
readily available, inexpensive
and important to protect your
pets and the people around
them.”
In 2012 there were rabies de-
tections in 29 South Dakota coun-
ties. Those rabies positives
included 21 domestic animals –
16 cattle, 3 horses, 2 cats – as well
as 36 skunks and 3 bats. South
Dakota’s last human rabies case
was reported in 1970.  
The 16 rabid cattle in 2012 was
the highest number of cases in 15
years for South Dakota and
higher than any state in the coun-
try. 
Beef and dairy cattle are usu-
ally exposed to rabies through
bites from skunks and people can
in turn be exposed by contact
with the cattle’s saliva. Dr. Russ
Daly, State Public Health Veteri-
narian, noted that signs of rabies
in cattle can be very vague and
may start as subtle behavior
changes and progress to saliva-
tion, abnormal bellowing, persist-
ent heat cycles, and
incoordination. Contact a veteri-
narian right away if you suspect
rabies in an animal and avoid
contact with the saliva of that an-
imal. 
“Rabies vaccine is available for
cattle but routine vaccination of
cattle herds isn’t practical,” said
Dr. Daly.  “However, show ani-
mals and others that have a lot of
human contact should be vacci-
nated for rabies starting in the
spring.  The vaccine for cattle is
good for one year and has a 21
day withdrawal period.” 
In addition to vaccinating pets
and other animals with frequent
human contact, reduce the risk of
rabies with these precautions:
•Do not handle, adopt, or at-
tempt to feed wild animals. Teach
children to avoid animals they
don't know and to tell you imme-
diately if they are bitten or
scratched by any animal.
• Avoid any animal, wild or do-
mestic, that behaves strangely
and immediately report it to your
local veterinarian, animal control,
conservation, or law enforcement
office.
• Do not handle dead, sick or
injured animals. If you must, use
heavy gloves, sticks, or other tools
News Brief
Proclaim Choir to perform at Bethel Free
Lutheran Church
The 33 member chorale of Associated Free
Lutheran Bible School will be presenting a concert
at the Bethel Free Lutheran Church in Faith at
7:00 pm on Friday, April 19th.
The Proclaim Choir is one of ten performing
groups represented at the school and one of two
touring choirs. Their repertoire is eclectic, includ-
ing sacred classics, hymn arrangements and en-
ergetic spirituals. AFLBS Student Development
Director, Mr. Chad Friestad, will give a greeting
at the concert.
Cassie Maier, daughter of Earl and Alice
Maier, is a member of the choir.
The public in invited. A free will offering will
be taken.
to avoid direct contact. Farmers
and ranchers should wear gloves
and protective eyewear when
treating sick animals to prevent
exposure to saliva.
• Close outdoor trash contain-
ers tightly to avoid attracting
skunks and raccoons.
• Clear wood or junk piles from
homes to deter wild animals from
moving in.
•  Do not handle bats. If bats
are found in a room with small
children or sleeping people, call
the Department of Health, your
physician, or local animal control
officer.  
If you suspect rabies in a wild
animal, pet or livestock – or if
your animal has been bitten by a
possibly rabid animal – contact
your veterinarian immediately. If
you have a potential exposure to
rabies, wash the affected area
with soap and water right away
and call your doctor or the De-
partment of Health at 1-800-592-
1861. Your veterinarian will
instruct you as to handling of an-
imals involved. If the animal is
dead, save the carcass for labora-
tory testing, being careful not to
damage the head. If the animal is
alive, contact your local animal
control authorities so it can be
captured for examination or ob-
servation. If you are bitten or
scratched by a rabid animal, ra-
bies vaccination can prevent
human disease.  
Animal rabies cases rise for second year
Projects on Highways 73 & 20
in Perkins County begin
All meals served with milk and
bread. Menu subject to change
without notice.
Wed., Apr. 10: Birthday Din-
ner - Chicken Alfredo, Italian
Vegetables, Grape Juice, Cake
Thur., Apr. 11: Heartland
Shepherds Pie, Baked Sweet Po-
tatoes. Pears, Tomato Juice
Fri., Apr. 12: Ham & Potato
Omelet, Green Beans, Plums,
Cinnamon Roll
Mon., Apr. 15: Creamed
Turkey w/Biscuit, Oriental Veg-
etables, Tomato Slices on Lettuce,
Fruit Cocktail
Tue., Apr. 16: No Meals
Wed., Apr. 17: Autumn
Chicken, Baked Sweeet Potato,
Harvest Beets, Tossed Salad/w
Dressing, Mandarin Oranges
Thur., Apr. 18: Hot Beef
Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes &
Gravy, Corn, Sunshine Salad
Fri., Apr. 19: Chili, Chopped
Green Peppers, Jello w/Pears,
Apple
With Governor Dennis Dau-
gaard’s signature making SB 235
law, housing and homeless advo-
cates across the state are cele-
brating the creation of the South
Dakota Housing Opportunity
Fund, which will be used to pre-
serve and expand sustainable, af-
fordable and safe housing in
communities throughout the
state.
“We will be able to develop the
housing our communities’ need,
while also generating jobs and
local economic activity. South
Dakota neighborhoods thrive
when there is a wide variety of af-
fordable housing available” re-
flects Patty Bacon, Habitat for
Humanity - SD.
The SD Housing Opportunity
Fund (SDHOF) is part of a five-
pronged economic development
initiative passed by the legisla-
ture that will receive funding
through the Building South
Dakota Fund. The Housing Op-
portunity Fund will provide fi-
nancing for the construction or
rehabilitation of rental or home-
owner housing, the preservation
of existing affordable homes,
home repair to increase accessi-
bility and efficiency, homeless-
ness prevention activities, as well
as investing in community land
trusts. The Housing Opportunity
Fund will receive 25% of Building
South Dakota Fund resources,
and will be administered by the
South Dakota Housing Finance
Authority.
“We send our heart-felt thanks
to Senator Corey Brown, and the
leadership in both the Senate and
House. This is a real win-win for
South Dakotans,” said Lori Moen,
Grow South Dakota.
South Dakota becomes the
47th state with at least one
statewide trust fund. Nationally
Housing Trust funds have pro-
vided thousands of affordable
homes to more than a million peo-
ple. Housing Trust fund invest-
ments have created jobs which
have generated millions of dollars
in local economies.
“The Housing Opportunity
Fund is going to benefit South
Dakotans who most urgently
need affordable housing: working
families, senior citizens, and peo-
ple with disabilities,” said
Shireen Ranschau, SF Housing &
Redevelopment Commission.
“Hardworking people should
be able to afford housing and still
have enough money for groceries
and other basic necessities. Un-
fortunately, we know many com-
munities do not have housing
that is affordable to the local
workforce. The Housing Opportu-
nity Fund will target housing for
working people,” added Joy Mc-
Cracken, NeighborWorks.
South Dakota establishes the Housing Opportunity Fund
New tool for providing needed housing in communities across state
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Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
Opal Area News
By Kay Ingalls
Keep up with your city, school,
and county...Read the Legals
A fund has been established at the
1st Interstate Bank
PO Box 9, Sturgis, SD 57785
for Darwin Brink
as he has suffered numerous medical conditions
For more info: Call Vicki Garrigan
605-739-3901
John Heidler made business
trips to Bison and Faith on Mon-
day and Glenn, Margaret and
Dan Fogelman made a supply run
to the Hills that day.
Diane Fees made a trip to the
Hills on Tuesday for shopping.
Tuesday night, relatives from
Iowa came to visit at the Dwayne
Vig ranch and spent the night.
The Tokheims had lunch on
Wednesday with Barry and
Cheryl Vig, rode with Dwayne
and Matt Taton tagging calves
and had an airplane ride with
Dwayne before going for supper
at Ronald and Faith Millers.
They returned to Iowa on Thurs-
day morning.
Spud and Bernice Lemmel
went to Sturgis on Tuesday for an
appointment, then Thursday to
Belle Fourche for well repairs.
Friday, Bernice took the car into
Faith to have the brakes checked
out, then her and Spud took a cow
into Faith on Sunday for the Mon-
day auction.
Diane Fees stopped by on
Thursday afternoon to visit with
Faye Fees for awhile.
Emily and Cheryl Cowles vis-
ited with neighbor Anissa at the
Peterson Ranch on Wednesday af-
ternoon.
Wednesday morning, Kirk
Schuelke helped Mike and Lisle
Reeve with vaccinating their
yearling heifers.  Thursday Lisle
Reeve went over to Spearfish to
pick up taxes.
John Heidler attended an auc-
tion on Saturday and on Sunday
afternoon friend John O'Grady
stopped by for a visit with John
and Carmen as he was on his way
home from an auction.
Sunday dinner guests of the
Sam Cowles family were Duane
and JoAnn Wood and Natosha
Voss and children.
Marlin and Ethel Ingalls had
the yearlings they were wintering
loaded out on Sunday and taken
to the auction.
Marie Ingalls called this morn-
ing to let us know that her and
Dale are back to the ranch after
spending several months in the
southern states.  Glad to  have
them back. 
Sunday, April 14th, the  Cor-
nerstone Bible Institute from Hot
Springs, SD will present their
singers and handbell choir at 11
a.m. at the Opal Community
Church. Everyone is welcome to
come hear this group and will
have a potluck dinner after the
service.
Everyone busy calving and so
very thankful for the moisture
that has arrived in the drought
area.  Spring storm is heading our
way but we have been warned in
time to get prepared.  Praise the
Lord.
Well, the ole Faith Gymna-
sium had its roof raised Saturday
night. Prom time was here and it
looked like the inside of an Easter
basket with all the colorful
dresses and beautiful young
women. They tell me most of the
good looking young people there
were from the Faith area but they
were so dressed up it was hard to
recognize them. We certainly
have kids to be proud of. The gym
was packed to capacity by the
number of on-lookers. The body
heat alone must have had it up to
the 90s. The most amazing part
was the weather! It was beautiful,
not typical prom at all. Thank-
fully this morning, Monday, we
have some fog and moisture.
Other areas had gotten rain over
the weekend but we at Marcus re-
mained dry.
I hear Mae Keffler will be turn-
ing 100 on April 15. Mae you are
an amazing gal. Happy birthday!
Margie Ingalls also turned 100
last week or the week before.
Happy Birthday to you, too,
Margie. Girls, what is your secret,
hard work, a happy family and
good neighbors must be part of
it?       
Wednesday, Vonnie O'Dea's
uncle, Buddy Buchert, came and
spent the day with them. Buddy
hadn't ridden a horse for over 30
years, but he and Jim rode out
and brought a cow and her twins
to the buildings. Buddy left say-
ing he hoped he could come back
some day and help again.
Twila Dean met sister, Vonnie
O'Dea, in Sturgis on Saturday.
They went to Rapid and had
lunch and then went to a birthday
party for Mary Kay Sandal.
Twila and Mary Kay graduated
from Philip and have been friends
for many years. They visited with
many friends and enjoyed the day
together. When Vonnie returned
home she received word of the
passing of classmate and friend,
Linda Long Kramer. Vonnie,
LaVonne Hansen, and Linda
graduated from Philip together.
Four classmates have passed
away this last year from their
class. Prayers to the family.
Wednesday Harold and I took
Lacey, Quirt and Rio Won-
dercheck to Pierre for Quirt’s
hearing check up.
Friday, Quirt Wondercheck
stayed with Grandpa Harold Wa-
terland while Lacey, Rio and I
were in Rapid City.
Saturday, John Samuelson
and Harold Waterland attended a
farm sale north of New Under-
wood. Harold made it home in
time for supper and to attend
prom at Faith. After prom, Denise
and Cody Weyer, Harold and I
visited at Corinna Thompson’s
home.
I’m not sure it’s all getting in
the Faith paper but it seems
we’ve had quite a rash of new ba-
bies in the Faith area. So far it
looks like there are way more
boys than girls. My sister, Adele
Enright, was the Dewey County
Auditor for many years so kept
track of births and deaths in the
county. We often discussed the
seeming correlation between
years when the cattle had mostly
bull calves and the people had
mostly male offspring. We also
discussed the possibility of having
a multi-million dollar study
funded to check that fact and its
causes. After all, if they can study
the sex life of a fly why not this?
Suppose to be a big snowstorm
headed our way tonight. I, for
one, sure hope so. We are in des-
perate need of the moisture. The
stockdams are dry or very low.
The area has not had enough
moisture to green up as it should
this time of year and a lot of the
winter wheat seed is not germi-
nated. Yes, we need moisture in
any form.
I hear Harold swearing as he
puts away my electric roaster
oven aso better go help!
Got any news? Call 985-5318
or email vickywaterland@hot-
mail.com
Perennials for ground cover
Those of you that have a peren-
nial garden of flowers or woody
plants may want to consider
using a perennial ground cover
rather than bare space or all
mulch cover.  This can be consid-
ered a living ground cover or liv-
ing mulch. 
Advantages of  living mulch
are: it doesn’t need yearly re-
placement, it stays in place, cats
will not be able to paw it aside to
use your flower bed for “facilities”,
it provides added interest and
beauty to your landscape. The
disadvantage is it does take time
to get the plants established and
you need to know the plants you
choose will not overwhelm the
plants or shrubs you are
“mulching”. The bottom line is to
do your research and set up your
plan before you purchase any
ground cover plants.
A popular ground cover is a
perennial geranium, a newer va-
riety is Cambridge geraniums,
they are more compact than the
old familiar Johnson Blue.  An ad-
vantage of the newer type is they
require little or no late summer
shearing. They creep along estab-
lishing satellite plants by rhi-
zomes. It is easier to control the
mother plant as well as lift and
transplant the babies.
Geranium x cantabrigiense of
Cambridge geraniums, these
plants form a low, spreading mat
of fragrant dark green leaves,
bearing clusters of bright ma-
genta-pink flowers. The very long
blooming period sets this apart
The Garden Gate
By Karen Englehart, Master Gardener
SDSU Extension - Perkins Co.
from others, and makes it espe-
cially useful as a low groundcover
or edging plant. Also worth con-
sidering in tubs or mixed contain-
ers. Fairly drought tolerant, once
established, they are easily di-
vided in spring or early fall, con-
sidered evergreen but some turn
orangey-red in the Fall. Accord-
ing to the research, these are
rated for Zones 4 to 9, however in
some catalogs they are listed as
hardy to Zone 5 which may be
“iffy” for Perkins County.
There are older varieties such
as Cranesbill or Biokovo which
are not quite as lovely as the
newer variety but have small
abundant flowers  ranging from
white to pink. Plants are not
fussy about the type of soil and
will do well in full sun or partial
shade.  Next week we will touch
on some other ground covers.
Remember to call 244-5402 if
you want rhubarb plants.  It will
soon be time to dig and divide!
Old timers depended on the
standby rhubarb for desserts and
jams and it hasn’t lost its popu-
larity yet!
Adopt the pace of nature; her
secret is patience. – Ralph Waldo
Emerson
We have end rolls of newspaper
available. Makes great wrapping
for moving, kids drawing paper,
etc. Stop in to The Faith Inde-
pendent and check it out.
BROOKINGS, S.D. - On Tues-
day, April 23, 2013, the North
American Securities Association
Administration and  AARP  are
teaming up to provide a webinar
called, "Protect Your Finances:
Tips to Avoid Financial Fraud."
The webinar is an online inter-
active discussion beginning at 2
p.m. EDT on April 23, 2013. To
submit a question in advance, e-
mail moneywebinars@aarp.org.
Attendees of this Webinar can
ask questions during this live
conversation. Please visit the
AARP Webinars
(http://bit.ly/YGss5O) web page to
register. 
If you have questions on other
resources available to seniors,
contact SDSU Extension Geron-
tology Field Specialist John
Sanders at John.Sanders@sd-
state.edu or 605.882.5140. 
Protect your Finances: Tips to
Avoid Financial Fraud webinar
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Faith News
By Loretta Passolt
Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden
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Cards may be sent to Mae at:
1033 Boulevard St.
Sturgis, SD 57785
As of Sunday we were still very
dry in Central Meade County. We
had a couple of sprinkles over the
weekend that settled the dust,
but not a measurable amount. A
prayer meeting for rain was held
at 5:00 pm on Sunday at the Cen-
tral Meade County Community
Center. Shortly after the meeting
we were met with a gentle rain
that continued off and on
throughout Sunday evening. A
big thank you goes to those who
attended the meeting as well as
those who continue to pray for
rain & moisture. It appears we
will have to dig out the winter
gear if weather forecasters are
correct.
The Faith High School held
their prom festivities this past
weekend that started with a great
steak tip dinner for the Junior/Se-
nior banquet. Lonny Collins pre-
pared the special evening meal on
Friday, April 5. Faith's prom was
held on Saturday evening.
Friends and family were able to
view the grand march and take
pictures before the dance. There
was a wide array of dresses and
tuxedos and it appeared very lit-
tle was spared to look spectacular
that night. All prom attendees
were invited to attend the post
prom activities which included a
mechanical bull, laser tag, and a
blow up obstacle course. Students
were treated to pizza, hors d'ou-
vres, and drinks, as well as a high
end selection of door prizes. Four
iPads were awarded by way of
drawings that resulted in one per-
son from each class receiving one.
The freshman class purchased
the four iPads that went to four
people that 'morning'. Needless to
say there were many young peo-
ple as well as adults who spent
Sunday catching up on a couple of
extra winks of sleep.
The Union Center track team
attended their first track meet in
Belle Fourche on Tuesday. While
all the results are not in, the 7th
girls 4x100 meter relay took first
place. The team consists of Katie
Shaw, Brittany Grubl, Talina
Spring, and Ashlyn Simons. Ash-
lyn Simons also took first in the
200 meter dash and 2nd in high
jump. Katie Shaw took 3rd in the
100 meter dash while Brittany
Grubl placed 5th. Jacey Gregg
finished 4th in the 200 meter
dash as well as the 75m hurdles.
Katie Shaw was 6th in the 75 m
hurdles and Jade Graham fin-
ished 6th in the 7th boys 100m
dash. While shot put results are
not in yet, our four 7th grade girls
all hurled the shot well over 20
feet that day. Justine Keffeler,
Brittany Grubl, Katie Shaw, and
Talina Spring threw shot that
day.
Two Union Center track
alumni took first and second in
high jump in Mobridge last
Thursday. From Faith High
School, Caden Smiley placed first
in high jump and qualified for the
State Track Meet. Reggie Rhoden
came in second. Another alumni,
Paige Brink, placed 3rd in long
jump. The meet consisted of 18
teams from both A & B classes.
As a reminder, one may want
to send a card to wish Mae Kef-
feler a happy 100th birthday. It is
a rare opportunity to send wishes
to one who has lived a century
long. She continues to live inde-
pendently and amazes those who
see her travel to occasional sports
activities and such. Next Monday,
April 15 is a very special day for
Mae and her family. Again, her
address is Mae Keffeler, 1033
Boulevard St., Sturgis, SD 57785.
The deadline to file taxes is ap-
proaching fast. Many have fin-
ished filing, while some are still
working on the yearly project.
authored the book “Rory’s Story”
recently on his life. It’s an inter-
esting story.
Remember, the Faith High
School Rodeo Club is holding
their 3rd Annual Pancake Supper
& Slave Auction this Thursday,
April 11th at 6:00 pm at the Faith
Community Legion Hall. Pan-
cakes, sausage & eggs will be
served with the auction to follow.
A free will offering will be taken.
Congratulations to Cody
Trainor on being named to the SD
All State Basketball 3rd Team.
Nate Widow of Dupree was
named to the first team based on
his performance all season and at
the State B Tournament.
The track team competed in
their first meet of the season last
Thursday at Mobridge. Caden
Smiley qualified for the state
meet in high jump. Thier meet for
this week at Kadoka was can-
celled due to the weather.
The varsity will be traveling to
Gettysburg this Saturday and to
Kadoka next Tuesday.
The jr. high track team will be
going to Kadoka this Friday,
12th. All pre-schoolers are in-
vited to the Pre-School Round-up
on Tuesday, 16th.
The NWAS Spelling Contest
will be held in Dupree next
Wednesday, 17th.
Temperatures last week varied
from 40s to 70s. Wednesday we
reached a high of 72º even with
cloud cover in the afternoon. Fri-
day was much cooler reaching
only the mid 50s, and of course, it
was prom weekend so the
weather was a little on the cooler
side, but it wasn’t wet like many
times. We received some much
needed rain Sunday night and
Monday, probably close to a half
inch. It sounds like we’ll have to
get out our winter gear this week.
The weathermen are talking
snow Tuesday, and lots of it, if
they know what they are talking
about!
They sure didn’t the fire last
week between Buffalo, Hettinger
and Lemmon! It burned over
22,000 sq. miles, or 14,000 acres.
The fire was a prescribed burn by
the US Forest Service that
jumped their containment lines
Wednesday. They were still fight-
ing it Thursday. With the short-
age of grass, I don’t understand
why they were burning it in the
first place! Now they can’t use it
for cattle grazing for two years.
Gordie and Kathy Collins re-
ceived word last Monday of the
sudden death of John Bockman,
son of Carol and the late Harold
Bockman. Cards can be sent to
Carol at 101 4th Ave. East, Mo-
bridge, 57601.
Tom Sternad stopped in to the
office last Friday and wanted me
to put this in. Merla Dawn Price
is celebrating her 64th birthday!
Not my idea, but Happy Birthday
Merla Dawn!
Veronica (Butler) Gerard and
her husband JayDee are the par-
ents of a baby boy, Colby Warren.
The little guy weighed 6 lbs. 3 oz.
and was 19” long. Congratula-
tions Grandpa Jim and the fam-
ily!
Marge Hoffman called Monday
morning with a little news. She
flew to North Dakota to attend a
wedding. Her niece, Dixie and
John Beuer’s, daughter got mar-
ried. She was glad she was able to
fly there for the wedding.
She also reminded me that
Rory Hoffman will be performing
in Lemmon this Friday night with
his sister Kim Ellis and a couple
members of his band. Kim also
Thousands of men and women
across the state of South Dakota
have volunteered to serve their
state and country in order to pro-
tect the ideals and values that we
have treasured for generations.
While there is no doubt that our
soldiers have made great sacri-
fices, and will continue to do so,
military families and children
make sacrifices as well.
Designated in 1986 by Secre-
tary of Defense Caspar Wein-
berger, April is the Month of the
Military Child and I hope you’ll
join me in supporting military
children in South Dakota. Kids
often have to cope with not hav-
ing Mom or Dad in the stands
during soccer games, or not hav-
ing a parent around to read a
book to at the end of the day. I be-
lieve we must support these kids
as they navigate through these
times of temporary separation.
In honor of military kids, I’ll be
wearing purple on April 12th and
I hope you’ll join me. South
Dakota’s Operation: Military
Kids (OMK) Program is leading
this initiative so that we all can
visibly show our support for mili-
tary children. OMK also encour-
ages South Dakotans to find other
ways to thank these children for
their service to our country, such
as volunteering to read a story
about the military at a local
school or library. It’s important
that these children know just how
much we value their mom or
dad’s service to our country.
South Dakota is home to ap-
proximately 7,400 military kids
and many of these kids endure
frequent moves and also face
reintegration issues as they start
life in a new school. These chil-
dren often grow up and mature
much faster than their peers, be-
cause they’ve had to step up and
help out around the home while a
parent is serving.
We all have a role to play in
supporting these children and
families and I encourage you to
get involved. South Dakota has a
long and upstanding tradition of
supporting our troops and Month
of the Military Child is just an-
other way we can show our appre-
ciation for our brave men, women,
families and children. In our fam-
ily, we continually pray for our
troops and their safety. We also
talk about the importance of our
military and how appreciative we
are of their commitment to our
country. I hope you’ll share your
ideas about how we can support
our military children by contact-
ing one of my offices. Contact in-
formation is listed below:
Sioux Falls 605-275-2868
Watertown 605-878-2868
Aberdeen 605-262-2862
Rapid City 605-791-4673
Washington, DC 202-225-2801
Toll Free 1-855-225-2801
April is Month of the Military Child By Rep. Kristi Noem
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Best of Luck 2012 - 2013 SENIORS
Reggie Rhoden
Reggie Rhoden is the 18 year old son of Larry and Sandy Rhoden, Union Center.
Maternal grandparent is Marlyn Murphy, Sturgis.
Reggie’s work experience includes working for his dad and neighbors in the
hayfeld, operating/fixing heavy machinery.
Some of Reggie’s activities include: Hunting, fishing, camping, and Frisbee.
Most Memorable Moment: Going to Girl’s State Volleyball in Sioux Falls.
His favorites are: Color: Blue; Songs: “Forever”, “Some Nights”, and “Thrift
Shop”; Group or Singers: Led Zeppelin, Black Eyed Peas; Movies: “Book of Eli” or
“Div. 3 Football’s Finest”; Car: Bugatti Veyron; Extra-Curricular Activities: Basketball,
track, drama, Oral Interp; Hobbies: Video games, thrift shopping; Subject: Geogra-
phy; Teacher: Mr. Eulberg.
Best thing about Faith High School: The small classes and dedicated teach-
ers.
His accomplishments include: Regional high jump champ, high jump state qual-
ifier, basketball district champ.
Future plans include: Reggie plans on attending college.
David Ruth
David Ruth is the 18 year old son of Wanda Ruth, rural Faith. Maternal grandpar-
ents are Richard and Barb Isaacs, rural Faith.
David’s work experience includes working at Faith High School as assistant janitor,
Branding Iron Inn and Vilas Healthcare and Pharmacy.
Some of David’s activities include: Basketball, cross country, drama club, National
Honor Society, Oral Interp and track.
Most Memorable Moment: Road tripping to Arlington to watch the football game.
His favorites are: Color: Green; Song: “I Will Wait”-Mumford & Sons; Group or
Singer: The Piano Guys; Movie: “To Save a Life”; Car: 1976 Nova Concours; Extra-
Curricular Activities: Oral Interp, drama and track; Hobby: Playing/listening to music;
Subject: AP Calculus and AP Chemistry; Teacher: Mrs. King and Mrs. Fischbach.
Best thing about Faith High School: The small size, everyone is really close
and you get to know your classmates and teachers really well.
His accomplishments include: Getting Superiors at State Oral Interp, becoming
Valedictorian, getting a full-ride scholarship to the college he is going to.
Future plans include: David plans on attending Amherst College in Amherst,
Massachusetts and majoring in Biophysics and Biochemistry.
David Ruth
Reggie Rhoden
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The Faith Independent
Grand River Roundup
By Betty Olson
Hallelujah, we’re getting mois-
ture!! A shower Friday night left
.40 in our rain gauge and early
Monday morning I checked the
gauge again to find another .37
before it started to snow. South of
here there were reports of up to
an inch of rain. Now the ground is
covered in snow and the weather-
man is predicting a snowstorm for
tonight (Monday). Too bad the
Forest Service didn’t wait until
after we got this moisture to start
their “controlled” burn that
burned thousands of acres on
Wednesday!
As warm as the weather was
earlier in the week, you would
have sworn summer was already
here. I had to take my jacket off
in the lambing shed before I
melted down and after the shower
on Friday night the grass started
to green up.
Casey sold wool in Belle
Fourche Wednesday and Missy
was working in Buffalo. Against
the advice of neighboring
landowners, the Forest Service
started a prescribed burn on
Wednesday on what was sup-
posed to be just over a hundred
acres of government pasture
northwest of Lodgepole. It’s been
terribly dry in this area and Tues-
day night the weatherman fore-
cast high winds for Wednesday.
Not exactly a good time to be set-
ting fires!
Wednesday afternoon I heard
local fire units over the fire radio
headed toward Lodgepole to fight
the fire that had gotten away
from the Forest Service and was
being driven by high winds onto
the neighboring ranches. It
wasn’t long until every fire de-
partment in the surrounding area
had units fighting what is now
called the Pautre Fire. The fire-
fighters managed to save the
ranch houses, but over 14,000
acres of pasture and hay land
were burned, most of it on private
land. One out-building was
burned and hundreds of miles of
fences will need to be replaced.
One rancher had 95% of his ranch
go up in smoke and several others
lost the majority of their land to
the fire.
John Iverson from Thrivent Fi-
nancial came Thursday afternoon
to update some of the insurance
policies. He came back Friday and
brought his sweet wife, Shelley
(Olson) Iverson with him. Shelley
hadn’t been back to visit the
ranch where Grandpa Claude
Olson was raised since she was a
teenager and came julebakking
with a bunch of the Olson and
Doll relatives. Shelley was inter-
ested in seeing the picture I’d
shown John the day before of her
Grandpa Claude Olson and his
brothers Check and John with
Jack Sturdevant butchering a
buffalo at the Lane Ranch back in
the fifties. It is a really cool pic-
ture!
I went to Hettinger Saturday
evening for the meeting with the
Forest Service and the ranchers
involved in the Pautre Fire. That
got lively! Landowners were re-
ally ticked off about the Forest
Service going ahead with the pre-
scribed burn after several of them
had asked them not to because of
the horribly dry conditions. The
Forest Service admitted that they
were responsible for the damage
they caused and said that they
will pay for everything.
I’ve been on the phone with
Rep. Noem’s office, Sen. Thune’s
office and Sen. Johnson’s office
and they all want to make sure
that the folks that lost so much
are made whole. Rep. Noem and
Sen. Thune sent letters to Secre-
tary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
and Chief of the U.S. Forest Serv-
ice, Tom Tidwell, to request
timely assistance for landowners
in Perkins County affected by the
Pautre Fire and asking that they
immediately halt any controlled
burns in the area until weather
conditions improve. The Perkins
County commissioners is meeting
with the Forest Service on Tues-
day to discuss how they are going
to address these issues.
As if we don’t have enough
problems with the federal govern-
ment, Ron Traver emailed me a
story from an Oregon newspaper
that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service is thinking about protect-
ing the black-backed woodpecker
under the Endangered Species
Act and they are considering two
populations of the woodpecker -
one in California and Oregon, and
another in South Dakota and
Wyoming. That’s the last thing
we need!!
All these discussions about fire
fighting this week reminded me
of this old story:
One dark night outside a small
town, a fire started inside the
local chemical plant. Before long
it exploded into flames and an
alarm went out to fire depart-
ments from miles around.
After fighting the fire for over
an hour, the chemical company
president approached the fire
chief and said, “All of our secret
formulas are in the vault in the
center of the plant. They must be
saved! I will give $50,000 to the
engine company that brings them
out safely!”
As soon as the chief heard this,
he ordered the firemen to
strengthen their attack on the
blaze. After two more hours of at-
tacking the fire, the president of
the company offered $100,000 to
the engine company that could
bring out the company’s secret
files.
From the distance a long siren
was heard and another fire truck
came into sight. It was a local vol-
unteer fire company composed en-
tirely of ranchers. To everyone’s
amazement the little fire engine
raced through the chemical plant
gates and drove straight into the
middle of the inferno. In the dis-
tance the other firemen watched
as the ranchers hopped off of their
rig and began to fight the fire
with an effort that they had never
seen before.
After an hour of intense fight-
ing the volunteer company had
extinguished the fire and saved
the secret formulas. Joyous, the
chemical company president an-
nounced that he would double the
reward to $200,000 and walked
over to personally thank each of
the volunteers.
After thanking each of the
ranchers individually, the presi-
dent asked the group what they
intended to do with the reward
money.
The fire truck driver looked
him right in the eye and said,
“The first thing we’re going to do
is fix the dang brakes on that
truck!”
The Northwest Area Schools
Spelling Contest is scheduled to
be held Wednesday, April 17 at
Dupree School. Students from
Bison, Dupree, Eagle Butte,
Faith, Harding County, Lemmon,
McIntosh, McLaughlin, Smee and
Timber Lake Schools will be par-
ticipating.
Students in grades 1 though 8
will be competing in both the
Written Word and Oral Contest.
Awards will be given to the 1st
through 5th place winners in both
contests.
The public is invited to attend
the Awards Ceremony that is
scheduled to begin at 12:15 in the
Dupree School Gymnasium.
NWAS Spelling Contest to be
held in Dupree, public welcome
to attend Awards Ceremony
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Oering includes sons of:
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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
Sitz Uncommon - 1 head
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
Larry,
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
Robert R. Young, Union Center
Bob was raised on the ranch
where he and his family live, and
grew up knowing you had to BE a
neighbor and work together in
order to survive on the plains of
Meade County, S.D.
His parents showed him by ex-
ample how to help and care for
others. There has never been a
time when Bob would not lend a
helping hand to a neighbor in
need. In the large electrical out-
ages he would volunteer his
equipment and the manpower to
get the power back on and run-
ning.
Bob has been a faithful and
willing helper involving church
projects, and for the past three
years he has assumed the respon-
sibility of heating the Stoneville
Church during the winter
months. When there was snow,
he also used his own equipment
to clear the parking lot.
Bob has been manager of the
Young Ranch for the past twelve
years. The ranch has been in the
Young Family since 1908. Bob is
the fourth generation to hold that
position. Bob and his wife Susie
have three children: Brenda,
Robby, Matthew. Bob and Susie's
boys are the fifth generation to
proudly work on the family ranch
near Union Center.
Bob proudly served in the Na-
tional Guard of South Dakota for
eight years. He has also been an
active director of First Interstate
Bank for the past two years.
Bob has had an active part in
the Enning Volunteer Fire De-
partment for the past 35 years,
the last six years as Fire Chief.
Bob was a 4-H leader for 18
years with the Jr. Stockgrowers
and Busy Stitchers 4-H Club of
Stoneville. Bob and Susie held
judging schools at their ranch for
five years. They also served on
the Meade County Extension
Board for nine years.
I (Harold Delbridge) have
worked for this family and have
night-calved for them for 14
years. I have always been wel-
come in their home, as is anyone
else who happens to stop by.
Robert Young and his family
are true neighbors.
Good Neighbor honorees
Pennington County Courant
Wayne Davis, Wall
Wayne is lucky that he is a big
man, because he has such a big
heart. His heart would not fit in a
normal-size chest.
Wayne is always willing to
come to someone’s aid if needed.
Over the years he has accumu-
lated vast assortment of tools and
is always letting people borrow
them when needed. In my per-
sonal experience, Wayne has
brought over his lawn aerator,
plugger and sweeper so we can
ready our lawn for the summer.
We don't even have to ask. When
the time is right they show up in
our yard.
One time Wayne was talking
to a young couple and they were
wanting to build a deck onto their
house. The next morning Wayne
was there early to start the
process. This is typical of what
Wayne does for his neighbors.
Wayne is well known not just
in the Wall area, but also in the
surrounding communities. Hav-
ing worked for GWTC for 34 years
before retiring, Wayne has made
friends wherever he has been.
Wayne is always looking out
for his neighbors. If someone is
gone for a while he will check on
their property to see if everything
is okay. I know if we are gone our
place will be well taken care of.
Wayne has been the Wall
Methodist Church's chair of the
Trustee's Committee twice. He is
currently serving in that position.
Both times a major project
needed to be done. Both times
Wayne has gone out into the com-
munity to raise money for said
projects. Without his leadership
these projects would not have
been completed in a timely fash-
ion.
Wayne is a standing member
of the Wall United Methodist
Men's Organization where he has
helped in a variety of different
projects. You just know that he is
going to be there.
Wayne has also been the Youth
Leader for the Wall United
Methodist Church. He made sure
that in the winter months the
youth group would do something
special every four weeks. This in-
cluded things like going skiing in
the Hills or swimming at Evans
Plunge in Hot Springs.
As I stated earlier, Wayne
worked for Golden West for 34
years. He is now retired along
with his wife, Gwen. During his
tenure at GWTC Wayne attended
countless seminars and classes to
stay current with the ever-chang-
ing and expanding technologies
that are at the forefront of the
telecommunication industry.
Wayne has been involved with
many different organizations.
Most of them involved the youth,
but not all. Here is a list of some
of those groups: Cub Scout leader,
Webelos leader, Boy Scout leader,
Girls Scout helper, 4-H helper,
Youth wrestling, Youth softball,
Youth rodeo. He brought back the
SDRA Rodeo to the Wall Celebra-
tion after years of not having a
rodeo. He held the positions of
President, Vice President and
Secretary of the Wall Rodeo Asso-
ciation.
Wayne is one of those individ-
uals that makes a community
successful and progressing in a
positive direction. The Wall Com-
munity as well as those surround-
ing communities are far better off
for having Wayne and his big
heart a part of them. Wayne was
nominated by Gale Patterson.
Marcia West, Philip
Marcia was a school counselor,
taught basic education and phys-
ical education. She dedicated her
life to teaching where she was an
amazing influence on her stu-
dents for 40 years, all in the
Philip School System.
Marcia was honored by being
inducted into the Philip High
School Hall of Fame, SDHSAA
Distinguished Service Award,
and BHSU Outstanding Educator
Award.
Marcia and Michael were nom-
inated to receive the “Good Neigh-
bor” Award because they are huge
supporters and promoters of the
people who live in and around
Philip where they are involved in
the local organizations.
They are faithful members of
the First Lutheran Church of
Philip, and have held all the of-
fices of the Church Council, as
well as being in charge of the
Women's Group, the Youth
Group, Alter Guild and Ushers.
Her husband, Michael, is the
head of the AARP Group in
Philip. He and Marcia established
the 'Old Schoolhouse Park' and
maintain it through the AARP
Group.
They got the Lasting Legacy
Monument built, which they also
maintain.
Marcia heads up the Retired
Teachers and both she and
Michael are past officers of the
Chamber of Commerce.
They chair the Cancer Support
Group and Relay for Life.
They are members of the Wall
Food Pantry and help with distri-
bution to people in need in the
Philip area.
Michael is a member of the
Haaken Co. Crooners. This group
raises enough money to gift a
yearly scholarship.
This long list of accomplish-
ments has inspired Linda Eisen-
braun to nominate both Michael
and Marcia as individual recipi-
ents as Good Neighbors and gen-
erous givers.
Michael West, Philip
Michael West started his
teaching career in the early 60's.
He taught for four years before
gaining employment at Dorothy
Brothers' Garage.
In the late 80's the Garage
changed hands and Michael went
back into the school system where
he taught and coached.
He spent many years coaching
all the sports in the Philip School
System.
Michael has been inducted in
the Philip High School Hall of
Fame, 1996 BHSU Athletic Hall
of Fame, SDHSAA Distinguished
Service Award, and 2012 Ama-
teur Baseball Hall of Fame.
The Catalyst Club Good Neigh-
bor Banquet will be held on Sat-
urday, April 20 in Philip at the
Philip High School gymnasium at
6:00 p.m.
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WASHINGTON, April 4, 2013
- Today, Agriculture Secretary
Tom Vilsack announced the
award of $5.3 million in Conser-
vation Innovation Grants to de-
velop approaches and technology
that will help producers adapt to
extreme climate changes that
cause drought. These grants will
fund projects benefiting several
states that were significantly im-
pacted by last year's drought. The
United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA) remains fo-
cused on carrying out its mission,
despite a time of significant
budget uncertainty. Today's an-
nouncement is one part of the de-
partment's efforts to strengthen
the rural economy.
"USDA is working diligently to
help American farmers and
ranchers rebound from last year's
drought and prepare for future
times of climatic extremes," Vil-
sack said. "Conservation Innova-
tion Grants are an excellent way
to invest in new technology and
approaches that will help our
farmers, ranchers and rural com-
munities be more resilient in the
future."
The grants will address
drought-related issues, such as
grazing management, warm sea-
son forage systems, irrigation
strategies and innovative crop-
ping systems.
Recipients plan to evaluate in-
novative, field-based conservation
technologies and approaches,
leading to improvements like en-
hancing soil's ability to hold
water, evaluating irrigation
water use and installing grazing
systems that are more tolerant to
drought.
Examples of projects include:
South Dakota State Univer-
sity: Received $713,000 to estab-
lish four grazing management
demonstrations on South Dakota
and Nebraska ranches. Producers
can observe and demonstrate the
impacts of innovative grazing
management practices on their
land's ability to recover from the
2012 and future droughts
through the use of rainout shel-
ters.
Intertribal Buffalo Council:
Received $640,000 to evaluate
how traditional/historical prac-
tices aided tribes in dealing with
drought, developing a best prac-
tices database, and using that in-
formation for training and
demonstration projects. This
grant will support 57 tribes in 19
states (Alaska, Arizona, Califor-
nia, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa,
Kansas, Minnesota, Montana,
Nebraska, New Mexico, North
Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon,
South Dakota, Utah, Washington,
Wisconsin and Wyoming.)
Summaries of all projects se-
lected for 2013 Conservation In-
novation Grants are available at
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/techni-
cal/cig/index.html
NRCS has offered this grant
program since 2004, investing in
ways to demonstrate and transfer
efficient and environmentally
friendly farming and ranching
practices. This specific announce-
ment of program funding was in
response to last year's historic
drought.
Conservation Innovation
Grants projects are funded by the
Environmental Quality Incen-
tives Program and awarded
through a competitive grants
process. At least 50 percent of the
total cost of projects must come
from non-federal matching funds,
including cash and in-kind contri-
butions provided by the grant re-
cipient.
For more on grant recipients or
Grants to help farms & ranches
build resilience to drought
Conservation Innovation Grants,
visit www.nrcs.usda.gov/techni-
cal/cig/index.html.
USDA has made a concerted
effort to deliver results for the
American people, even as USDA
implements sequestration - the
across-the-board budget reduc-
tions mandated under terms of
the Budget Control Act. USDA
has already undertaken historic
efforts since 2009 to save more
than $700 million in taxpayer
funds through targeted, common-
sense budget reductions. These
reductions have put USDA in a
better position to carry out its
mission, while implementing se-
quester budget reductions in a
fair manner that causes as little
disruption as possible.
PIERRE, S.D. – The competi-
tion that puts the artwork of
South Dakota students in the na-
tion’s Capitol is coming up, and
the South Dakota Arts Council, in
cooperation with U.S. Rep. Kristi
Noem, is now accepting entries.
Each spring, a nationwide high
school arts competition is spon-
sored by the members of the U.S.
House of Representatives. The
Congressional Art Competition is
an opportunity to recognize and
encourage the artistic talent in
the nation, as well as in each con-
gressional district.
The contest is open to all South
Dakota high school students. The
first-place winning entry will be
displayed in the Cannon Tunnel
of the United States Capitol for
one year. The winning artist will
be invited to a reception high-
lighting their artwork in conjunc-
tion with the exhibit
ribbon-cutting ceremony. The sec-
ond-place winning entry will be
displayed in Rep. Noem’s Wash-
ington, D.C., office. Cash awards
are also given to the first- and
second-place winners by South
Dakotans for the Arts, a non-
profit, non-partisan agency whose
primary purpose is to advance the
arts in South Dakota.
The Arts Council will only ac-
cept digital submissions on behalf
of Rep. Noem. Students should
send high-resolution JPEG im-
ages along with PDFs of the stu-
dent application forms to
rebecca.cruse@state.sd.us. Sub-
missions must be received by
11:59 p.m., Wednesday, May 1.
Winners will be notified May 3
and will be responsible for ship-
ping their artwork and applica-
tion forms to the SDAC office. The
South Dakota Arts Council will
have the artwork framed and will
ship it to Washington, D.C. for
the student.
If you have further questions,
please contact Rebecca Cruse at
1-800-952-3625 or via e-mail at
rebecca.cruse@state.sd.us.
The South Dakota Arts Coun-
cil, an office of the South Dakota
Department of Tourism, is a state
agency serving South Dakotans
and their communities through
the arts with funding from the
National Endowment for the Arts
and the State of South Dakota.
The South Dakota Department
of Tourism is comprised of the Of-
fice of Tourism, the South Dakota
Arts Council, and the South
Dakota State Historical Society.
The Department is led by Secre-
tary James D. Hagen.
Artwork Specifications:
Each piece of art can be no
larger than 28” x 28” x 4,” includ-
ing the frame (unframed pieces
are preferred, and the SDAC will
have the work framed before
sending to Washington, D.C.).
Artwork cannot weigh more than
15 lbs. Accepted media for art-
work are as follows:
•Paintings: oil, acrylics, water-
color, etc.
•Drawings: pastels, colored
pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink,
marker
•Collage: Must be two dimen-
sional
•Prints: lithographs, silk-
screen, block prints
•Mixed Media
•Computer-Generated Art
•Photography
Each entry must be original in
concept, design, and execution
and may not violate any U.S.
copyright laws. Work entered
must be in the original medium.
No scanned reproductions of
paintings or drawings will be al-
lowed.
Students get chance
to send art to Washington
As South Dakotans prepare for
spring construction and planting
projects, the South Dakota Public
Utilities Commission and the
South Dakota One Call Board re-
mind residents to always call 811
a few days before any digging
project to request that under-
ground utilities be marked.
When calling 811, homeowners
and contractors are connected to
the South Dakota One Call center
which notifies the appropriate
utility companies of their intent
to dig. Professional locators are
then dispatched to the digging
site to mark the approximate lo-
cations of underground lines with
flags, paint or both. The 811 call
and the subsequent marking of
utilities are free to the home-
owner or contractor.
"Calling 811 is a crucial step in
any excavation project," said PUC
Chairman Gary Hanson. "The
time investment to dial the three-
digit number is minimal, but the
potential savings, in terms of per-
sonal safety and infrastructure
preservation, is priceless."
Striking a single line can cause
injury, repair costs, fines and in-
convenient outages. Every dig-
ging project, no matter how large
or small, warrants a call to 811.
Installing a mailbox, building a
deck and planting a tree are all
examples of digging projects that
should only begin a few days after
a call to 811.
State law requires notification
to the One Call center at least 48
hours before digging. Weekend
projects should be called in to 811
the Monday or Tuesday before.
"Callers to 811 should be pre-
pared to give the location of their
dig site as well as the start time
and duration of the dig activity,"
said South Dakota One Call
Board President Kurt Pfeifle of
Mid-Dakota Rural Water System.
"The locating process is a well-
honed procedure that works well
and truly saves lives and facili-
ties."
In 2012, the South Dakota One
Call center received more than
133,000 locate requests. As a re-
sult 787,600 locate tickets were
issued to utilities to mark under-
ground facilities.
The depth of utility lines can
vary for a number of reasons,
such as erosion, previous digging
projects and uneven surfaces.
Utility lines need to be properly
marked because even when dig-
ging only a few inches, the risk of
striking an underground utility
line still exists.
Read more about digging
safely, including a proclamation
by Gov. Dennis Daugaard naming
April as Safe Digging Month, at
www.puc.sd.gov/safedigging.
Learn about the South Dakota
One Call program, laws and color
codes for marking lines at
www.SDOneCall.com.
Safe Digging Month kicks off
spring construction season
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Brandi Simons, Junior Class Vice-
President and Cody Trainor, Sen-
ior Class Treasurer
Shanna Moreland and Kenny
Carmichael
“Escape into Eternal
Enchantment”
Faith High School Jr/Sr Prom
April 6th, 2013
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Marissa Collins and Dustyn
Eaton
Lorrie Wicks and Jessie King
Katie Haines and Reggie Rhoden
Brooke Manca and Wyatt Martin
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Tristen Weyer and David Ruth
Alicia Simons and Dean Johnson
Arika Morgan and Wyatt Simon-
son
Morgan Hamm and Drew Vance
Jacie Philips and Skyler Welter
Ashley Drum, senior Class Stu-
dent Council Representative and
Marty Shaff
Kassidy Inghram, Freshman
Class Secretary
Paige Brink, Student Council
President and Wyatt Lutz
Ashley Drum, Senior Class Stu-
dent Council Representative and
Lane Foster, Senior Class secre-
tary
Tearnee Nelson, Senior Class
President and Caden Smiley, Sen-
ior Class Vice President
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South Dakota Secretary of
Agriculture Walt Bones has an-
nounced plans to retire from his
position, effective April 29. Bones,
a Parker native, has headed the
Ag Department since January
2011.
“It has truly been an honor to
serve as Secretary of Agricul-
ture,” Bones said.  “I’ve served
with a group of dedicated public
servants – from the Governor,
who really understands the role
of agriculture, to his staff and
Cabinet members, our Legisla-
ture, and especially Department
of Agriculture employees, every-
one has worked hard to promote
and protect the best interests of
our industry.”
“I would like to thank all our
farmers, ranchers and industry
leaders who work every day to en-
sure the sustainability and viabil-
ity of South Dakota Agriculture,”
Bones said.  “My number one
takeaway from my time in public
service is the amazing things we
can accomplish when we all work
together.”
Governor Daugaard praised
Secretary Bones for his service.
“Walt Bones is a great leader
in the ag community, and I have
appreciated his hard work for
South Dakota’s No. 1 industry,”
the Governor said. “I thank him
for his service to South Dakota
and wish him well.”
Bones is a partner in a family
farming operation near Parker,
and upon his retirement he will
return to his farm.
Minerals are critical to the
health and performance of graz-
ing livestock. Deficiencies and ex-
cesses of minerals in an animal's
diet can cause weight loss, de-
creased reproductive perform-
ance, and a variety of nutritional
disorders, says Kalyn Waters,
SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field
Specialist. She points to milk
fever as a metabolic issue that
can occur as a result of mineral
imbalances this time of year.
"It is important to understand
various factors that contribute to
the potential for these disorders
and also to understand associated
symptoms and treatments to min-
imize losses," Waters said.
Milk Fever (Parturient
Paresis)
Milk fever is generally associ-
ated with high-producing dairy
cattle; however, it can also occur
in beef cattle Waters explains.
"Milk fever is a result of
hypocalcaemia (low calcium).
Most forage contains enough cal-
cium to meet the minimal re-
quirements of livestock, which is
around 40 grams per day. How-
ever, a dramatic increase in cal-
cium requirements occurs with
the onset of lactation in the dam,
and requirements are typically
unable to be met simply by in-
creasing Calcium intake," she
said.
Colostrum which contains 2.0
to 2.3grams per liter of calcium is
partly to blame explains Waters.
"Colostrum drains reserves in
the cow's blood stream; which ex-
plains why milk fever is typically
seen in mature cows as they have
a much greater rate of colostrum
production."
Hypocalcaemia results in a de-
crease in smooth muscle function,
decreasing rumen and gastroin-
testinal tract function and ulti-
mately resulting in a decrease in
dry matter intake. In addition,
decreases in uterine motility and
immunity raise the risk of uterine
infections and decreased fertility.
Normal levels of calcium in the
blood will be between 8.5 and 11
milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL);
however, levels drop dramatically
in a cow experiencing milk fever,
resulting in clinical symptoms
which can include; lack of muscle
coordination and twitching; dry
muzzle, depression, altered rectal
temperature, and laying down
but still up right; and in the most
severe stage - bloat, laying out
flat, weak pulse, flaccid muscles,
risk of death. This decrease of cal-
cium in the blood supply directly
impacts the animal's ability to
regulate muscle contractions and
relaxation, which is the most
identifiable clinical signs of milk
fever.
Waters says that cattle must
be able to increase absorption of
calcium in the small intestine and
mobilize stored calcium from
bones to effectively meet in-
creased requirements of lactation.
"Mobilization of bone calcium
is regulated by parathyroid hor-
mone (PTH), which is produced
by glands in the neck. When blood
calcium levels drop, PTH is acti-
vated. As this occurs, a secondary
hormone derived from vitamin D
in the kidney stimulates the in-
testine to increase absorption of
dietary calcium. If calcium intake
from the diet was sufficient prior
to calving, mechanisms for stim-
ulating calcium mobilization may
not be stimulated," she said.
Because of this, Waters recom-
mends that cattle producers re-
duce calcium intake late in
gestation to prime those systems
and increase their functionality
prior to the onset of lactation. She
admits however, it is difficult to
get calcium levels in the diet low
enough to actually prevent milk
fever.
Blood pH
Another factor that can affect
the ability of cows to mobilize cal-
cium reserves from bone is pH
level of the blood.
"Calcium acts as a base in the
blood, thus higher levels of cal-
cium will result in more alkaline
blood pH. If pH of cattle is too al-
kaline, hormones that stimulate
PTH do not act efficiently on bone
or kidney tissues and cattle are
unable to mobilize calcium re-
serves," Waters said.
Waters says adequate levels of
magnesium are also important in
the function of these hormones. If
magnesium is deficient, supply-
ing magnesium chloride, magne-
sium sulfate, or magnesium oxide
in the diet at a level of up to 0.4
percent can help acidify the blood.
Excessive potassium in the
diet is one of the major factors af-
fecting blood pH and potentially
contributing to milk fever. Some
types of forage may have exces-
sively high amounts of potassium
due to fertilization strategies and
accumulation of potassium in
plant tissues. Waters says that
high levels of potassium may be
observed in lush green grasses
and alfalfa, while corn silage,
straw and small grain forages
tend to contain lower levels.
If forages are suspect in milk
fever cases, potassium concentra-
tion should be determined by
standard "wet chemistry" lab
analysis. To learn more about this
analysis visit
http://igrow.org/up/resources/02-
1002-2012.pdf.
Rations with less than 2 per-
cent potassium are recommended
to prevent milk fever.
"Although mineral require-
ments are considered to be small
in relation to other nutrients,
they serve numerous important
functions in animal health and
immune response," Waters said.
"Milk fever is an example of how
complex mineral interactions and
imbalances can cause metabolic
issues, particularly in lactating
animals with increased require-
ments."
In cases of milk fever, Waters
says early detection is key to suc-
cessful treatment. Waters encour-
ages producers to observe cattle
closely to minimize losses, and
producers should maintain close
contact with their veterinarian
for the best prevention and treat-
ment strategies.
For more information visit
iGrow.org or contact Waters at
the SDSU Extension Regional
Center in Winner, 605-842-1267
or kalyn.waters@sdstate.edu; or
contact SDSU Extension Re-
search Associate, Janna Kinche-
loe at the West River Ag. Center,
605-394-2236 or janna.kinche-
loe@sdstate.edu; or contact any
SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field
Specialist and Beef Extension
Specialist. SDSU Extension staff
contact information can be found
at iGrow.org.
Milk fever in beef cows
Walt Bones to retire as
Secretary of Agriculture
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The Dewey, Meade & Ziebach
County FSA offices would like to
keep you informed of the follow-
ing items important to USDA pro-
grams. If you have any questions
please contact the Dewey County
office at 865-3522 ext 2, Meade
County at 347-4952 ext 2, or
Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext 2.
IMPORTANT DATES TO RE-
MEMBER:
MAY 20 – CRP sign-up begins
JUNE 3 – Last day to sign up
for ACRE
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AUGUST 2 – Last day to sign
up for DCP
March 2013 INTEREST
RATES
Interest Rate for Commodity
and marketing assistance loans is
1. 125%
Interest Rate for Farm Storage
Facility Loans is 1. 375 7YEAR
Interest Rate for Farm Storage
Facility Loans is 2.000 10 YEAR
Interest Rate for Farm Storage
Facility Loans is 2.250 12YEAR
FLP Farm Operating Loan In-
terest is 1.375%
FLP Farm Ownership Loan In-
terest is 3.500%
NAP PRODUCTION REPORT-
ING
Production records for individ-
ual crops need to be filed with our
office to establish an approved
NAP yield. If this is the first year
you participated in NAP, you can
provide production and acreage
information from prior years to
establish your yield. If you partic-
ipated in NAP in previous years,
you must report your production
and acreage on a yearly basis to
keep your yield up-to-date.
Records submitted must be reli-
able and verifiable. Records need
to show crop disposition. It is rec-
ommended producers submit
2012 production records as soon
as possible after harvest. All pro-
duction records must be submit-
ted by the subsequent crop year’s
final acreage reporting date (July
15, 2013).
USDA is an equal opportunity
provider, employer and lender. To
file a complaint of discrimination,
write to USDA, Assistant Secre-
tary for Civil Rights, Office of Ad-
judication, 1400 Independence
Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC
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USDA/Farm Service Agency News
Work Zones: National Work Zone
Awareness Week is April 15-19
“Roadway Work Zone Safety:
We’re All In This Together.”
National Work Zone Aware-
ness Week is April 15-19, and mo-
torists are reminded to drive
safely not only for the sake of
South Dakota highway workers
but also for drivers themselves
and their passengers.
“The South Dakota Depart-
ment of Transportation (SDDOT)
wants to get the message out to
the public that nearly 85 percent
of those killed in work zones are
drivers and their passengers,”
said Darin Bergquist, SDDOT
secretary. “The goal of National
Work Zone Awareness Week 2013
is to remind drivers that work
zone crashes are preventable and
by working together we can save
lives.”
In 2010, work zone crashes
killed 576 people and injured an
estimated 37,000 nationally.
Many of those accidents could
have been avoided by practicing
proper safety and awareness
measures.
“People don’t realize how dan-
gerous road construction areas
can be and how quickly some-
thing can go wrong,” Bergquist
added. “In many cases, orange
cones and barrels are the only
buffers separating highway work-
ers from traffic. We want mo-
torists who are tempted to speed
through work zones to think
about the workers, themselves
and their passengers so everyone
will arrive home safely.”
The South Dakota Department
of Transportation encourages mo-
torists to practice the following
safety tips when traveling
through work zones:
•Don’t Speed – Reduce speed
before entering a work zone. If
other motorists are speeding,
don’t follow the bad example. Re-
member, fines are double in work
zones.
•Stay Alert – Dedicate full at-
tention to the road. Remember,
somebody’s loved one is working
in that area.
•Pay Attention – Avoid dis-
tracting activities like adjusting
the radio and talking or texting
on a cell phone.
•Expect the Unexpected –
Watch out not only for road work-
ers in the area, but also for con-
struction equipment.
•Be Prepared to Stop – Signs
and work-zone flaggers save lives.
•Don’t Tailgate – Maintain ad-
equate and safe distances from
workers and other vehicles.
•Be Patient – Remember, road
crews are working to improve
your future ride.
To obtain the most recent road
construction information in South
Dakota, please visit
http://www.safetravelusa.com/sd
or dial 511. 
To view the department’s
“Give ‘em A Break” TV spot, visit
www.sddot.com 
Work Zones: National Work Zone
Awareness Week is April 15-19
NEXT SALE: MONDAY, APRIL 15TH
Special Replacement Heifer, Grass Cattle
& Sheep Sale
Sale Time: 11 AM
Especting 500-600 calves and 300-400 sheep
Lone Tree Ranch Bull Sale at 1:00 pm offering
25 yearling bulls
Consignments:
L Johnson – 150 Angus heifers HR BV 750-800#
consignment – 50 Red Angus heifers HR BV 700#
pending – 100 blk & bldy heifers 800#
pending – 50 1st x & Hereford heifers HR BV 750#
pending – 80 1st x & Hereford steers HR 7-800#
Vrooman – 20 wf ewes 3-5's w/lambs
More replacement heifers, feeder & grass cattle expected by sale time
NEXT SALE: Friday, April 19:
Pine Creek Angus Bull Sale at 1:00 pm
Upcoming Sales:
Monday, April 22: Stomprud Angus Bull Sale
Monday, April 29: Sunrise Angus Ranch Bull Sale
Monday, May 6: Wilken Ranch Angus Bull Sale
Faith Livestock Commission Co.
(605) 967-2200
A nice sale here for Monday April 8, with a higher market on
all classes of cattle with a nice crowd of buyers on the seats.
A couple of cancellations for our sale, but had over 90% of
the cattle for the sale.
Thank you for your business.
REPRESENTATIVE SALES
Dennis Welter
69.........................Hereford steers 609 ...........$160.50
23.........................Hereford steers 532 .............$170.00
39........................Hereford heifers 565 .............$142.75
Davis Ranch
37.........................Hereford steers 588 .............$162.00
18.........................Hereford steers 459 .............$176.00
27........................Hereford heifers 596 .............$135.75
Keith Carmichael
35.........................Hereford steers 675 .............$144.50
Evitt Ranch
28.............................Angus steers 677 .............$146.25
13.............................Angus steers 556 .............$167.00
33......................Angus heifers BV 584 .............$140.00
Larry Schuelke
35 .....................Red Angus steers 498 .............$174.00
31 .....................Red Angus steers 394 .............$186.00
45 ....................Red Angus heifers 455 .............$159.75
11 ..................Black Angus heifers 456 .............$163.50
Chuck Spangler
28.............................Angus steers 580 .............$166.00
12.............................Angus steers 750 .............$138.75
35............................Angus heifers 468 .............$162.00
Richard Woll
25 .......................blk & bldy steers 749 .............$140.00
20 ......................blk & bldy heifers 695 .............$131.00
Henderson Ranch
49......................Char & red steers 727 .............$140.25
14......................Char & red steers 649 .............$149.50
Earl Ehlers
39.................blk & bldy heifers BV 781 .............$125.00
Flintrock Ranch
73.........................blk & red steers 576 .............$161.25
17 ............................Char x steers 739 .............$139.00
74 ...........................Char x heifers 697 .............$133.75
We appreciate your business. Give us a call at 605-967-2200
or www.faithlivestock.com if you have livestock to sell.
We would be glad to visit with you.
Gary Vance – (605) 967-2162 OR Scott Vance – (605) 739-5501
OR CELL: 484-7127 OR Max Loughlin – (605) 244-5990 OR
1-605-645-2583 (cell) OR Glen King 1-605-390-3264 (cell)
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2011 FORD F-1S0 SUPER CREW:
Lariai, 4×4, ¡owcr noon roof,
navigaiion, Icaicd/coolcd scais,
95K nilcs. Savc $8,000.....$29,49S
2011 F-1S0 SUPER CREW 4X4:
Lariai, Navigaiion, noon roof,
58K...................................$33,49S
200S F-2S0 REGULAR CAB 4X4:
V-8, 6 s¡ccd iranny, low ¡riccd, vcry
usallc ...............................$10,99S
200S F-1S0 SUPER CREW 4X4
XLT: Nicc looling & driving, 80K
nilcs, wcll cqui¡¡cd ..........$21,49S
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2012 FORD EXPEDITION EL:
LcaiIcr, lacl-u¡ cancra, 15,500
nilcs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3?,49S
2011 TAHOE L?2: Vcry clcan wiiI
sunroof, navigaiion, laclu¡ cancra
& norc, 42K nilcs . . ComIng soon
2004 EXCURSION XLT 4X4: V-10,
irailcr iow, 109K nilcs . . . $14,49S
TRA1LBRS
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200? F-1S0 SUPER CREW 4X4
XLT: Clcan, local iradc, 53,000
nilcs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $21,900
2006 F-2S0 REGULAR CAB: V-10,
nanual, 4×4, 103K, uiiliiy lo× ¡lus
NEW ¡iclu¡ lo× . . . . .
2004 F-2S0 REGULAR CAB: 5.4 lir,
4×4, auio, 102K, uiiliiy lo× &
¡iclu¡ lo× . . . . . . . . .
2003 F-1S0 SUPER CREW 4X4:
Lariai, ncw iircs, clcan
¡iclu¡...............................$10,49S
2001 RANGER SUPERCAB 4
DOOR 4X4: 5 s¡ccd, V-6, XLT, 93K
nilcs, good ¡iclu¡ ..............$?,99S
1996 RANGER SUPERCAB 4X4:
4.0 V-6, AT, XLT, nccds cnginc
worl.......................................$69S
1996 FORD F-1S0: 4 door,
Ccniurian Cusion, 260K.....$3,99S
199S F-2S0 4X4: 7.3 dicscl, 120K
nilcs ...................................$S,49S
SUVs G Vans
New VehicIes ~ Up to $6,000
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- 2012 F-2S0 Crew Cab: Lariai, 6.7, 4×4
- 2012 F-2S0 Crew Cab: 6.2, 4×4, XLT, Long Do×
- 2013 F-1S0 Crew 4x4: Lariai, Long Do×, 5.0 Enginc
- 2013 F-1S0 Super Cab 4x4: XLT, Long Do×, 5.0 Enginc
- 2012 F-3S0 Crew Cab: 6.7 Dicscl, 4×4, Dually, Lariai
- 2013 F-1S0 Super Crew: Ecoloosi, Lariai
- 2012 F-3S0 Crew Cab 4x4: Long Do×, 6.2 Cas
- 2012 F-3S0 Crew Cab 4x4: Long Do×, 6.7 Dicscl, Lariai
- 2012 F-2S0 Crew Cab 4x4: Long Do×, 6.7, Lariai
- 2013 Ford FIesta: AT, A/C, P/W, P/L, Econonical
- 2013 F-1S0 Super Crew 4x4: XLT, 5.0 Enginc, SIori Do×
- 2013 F-1S0 Supercab 4x4 XLT: 5.0 Enginc, Long Do×
- 2013 F-1S0 Super Crew 4x4: Ecoloosi, XLT, SIori Do×
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- 2013 F-1S0 Super Crew 4x4: 5.0, Lariai, Long Do×
- 2012 F-3S0 Crew 4x4: 6.2 Cas, Long Do×
- 2012 F-2S0 Crew 4x4: 6.7 Dicscl, XLT, SIori Do×
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sunroof, Icaicd lcaiIcr,
vcry nicc ...........................$21,49S
2012 TAURUS LIMITED: Loadcd
wiiI o¡iions, vcry nicc 20,000-nilc
¡rogran car ......................$24,49S
2011 LINCOLN MKS: AWD,
Ecoloosi, navigaiion, sly roof,
Icaicd & coolcd scais, 22,000 nilcs,
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Ag Secretary Vilsack’s
Column
Research shows that kids like
healthy options
The U.S. Department of Agri-
culture works every day to im-
prove childhood nutrition and
combat obesity in order to raise a
healthier generation of Ameri-
cans.
In recent days, we have had
some positive developments in
this work. USDA released a
promising new report on the im-
pacts of providing our children
with healthy snacks. We also took
new steps to provide families with
better information to combat obe-
sity.
The new report examined the
results of USDA’s Fresh Fruit
and Vegetable Program, which
provides fruits and vegetables at
no cost to students in more than
7,100 schools in low income areas.
We found that as students are
introduced to fresh fruits and veg-
etables, they try them – and in
most cases, they enjoy these
snacks. Students participating in
the program ate 15 percent more
fruits and vegetables than their
peers. In fact, when these fruits
and vegetables were offered in
schools, almost every student
tried one.
For those who chose a fruit,
more than 85 percent ate most or
all of their snack. For students
who tried a vegetable, more than
60 percent ate most of it, or fin-
ished the whole serving.
Research by USDA's Economic
Research Service has also found
that these healthy foods are often
no more expensive than less-nu-
tritious foods. Still, there are mil-
lions of American families who
lack access to healthy foods due to
economic or geographical barri-
ers.
USDA recently announced a
measure that will improve nutri-
tion education for low-income
families, ultimately helping them
to access more nutritious foods.
The new policy aims to give
more flexibility for states to pro-
vide targeted education to recipi-
ents of the SNAP program, with a
special goal of increasing healthy
eating habits and reducing obe-
sity. The new measure will help
expand farmers markets and
community gardens that help ex-
pand access to healthy foods. It
will provide assistance for par-
ents to access nutrition informa-
tion. And it will help retailers
provide healthier foods to partici-
pants in SNAP.
These efforts to increase avail-
ability, affordability and informa-
tion regarding healthy foods are
more important than ever today.
One-third of kids today are over-
weight or obese, putting them at
risk for preventable illness in the
decades to come. Along with mal-
nutrition, this threatens our na-
tion’s security and economic
well-being in the decades to come.
By improving access to healthy
foods for our young people and
their families, we can help create
generational change to reduce
childhood obesity and child mal-
nutrition. Together, we can give
today’s young people the tools
they need to grow up healthy,
strong and ready to succeed.
LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWAS April 10, 2013 • The Faith Independent • Page 15
Meade County
Commission Meeting
(Tuesday, April 2,
2013)
Generated by Lisa G Schieffer
on Friday, April 5, 2013
Members present
Robert Heidgerken, Linda Rausch,
Alan Aker, Bob Bertolotto, Galen Nieder-
werder.
Meeting called to order at 8:30 AM
1. Call to Order at 8:30 AM
Procedural: A. Prayer
Procedural: B. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Meade County Veteran of the
Month
Meade County will make this off-site
presentation to Mr. Petranek at a later
date.
The Meade County Veteran of the
Month for the month of April is Mr. Edwin
Petranek from here at Fort Meade. Mr.
Petranek was born in White River, SD.
Mr. Petranek attended college at the Uni-
versity of SD, Vermillion, and received
his BS degree in 1942. At graduation he
was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant
with the R.O.T.C. program. He was then
assigned to the 34th Infantry Division.
His first assignment was at Oran, Alge-
ria, in Africa for about a month. Then on
to Bizerte, Tunisia, and then on to
Naples, Italy where he was assigned to
the 36th division as a platoon leader.
The 36th pushed to San Pietro with
full combat against the Germans. In Jan-
uary 1944, Ed was fighting with General
Mark Clark's 5th Army. He was with
Company B of the 143rd Regiment on
January 20th and 21st. Those were two
terror-packed days of bloody attempts to
cross the treacherous Rapido River.
This fight decimated the 141st and the
143rd Infantry Regiments. On February
10th, 1944, near Monte Cassino, Ed was
hit by mortar fragments in his left shoul-
der and returned to Naples for hospital-
ization.
After three weeks, he returned to his
same unit and reorganized for the Anzio
Beachhead assault. May 18th, 1944,
was the break-out attack where they en-
gaged in artillery, tank, and infantry war-
fare at the last German defense before
Rome.
Rome fell to our forces the day before
D-Day, June 5th, 1944, and Ed was
among those who marched into the city.
After that, they pushed northward to
Grosseto where they were relieved and
they moved back to Naples to prepare
for the invasion of France.
Early in 1945, the 36th Division
began to move again, with Ed now a
First Lieutenant and Company Com-
mander of Co. B. Ed could see the Rhine
River near Oberhoffen, when he was
wounded for the fourth time on February
10th, 1945. His right hip was shattered,
his hearing permanently impaired from
close cannon fire. He was at Barnes until
October 12th, 1945. He was then as-
signed to limited active duty as a com-
pany executive officer at Camp Roberts,
CA, from October 1945 to July 1946
when Ed received a medical discharge.
Medals received include:
The Silver Star
The Purple Heart with 3 oak leaf clus-
ters
The Bronze Star with cluster for mer-
itorious service
Infantry Combat Badge
The Victory Medal
European Theater Combat Ribbon
with 4 stars
Invasion Arrowhead
American Campaign Medal
Infantry Combat Medal
He also received the French Legion
of Honor medal on behalf of the govern-
ment of France in recognition for his "val-
orous action during World War II."
After his honorable discharge, he
went home to White River and Vermillion
for a time, then was hired as a high
school principal and coach at Colome,
SD. He and his wife then moved to Ver-
million where Mr. Petranek worked to-
ward his Master's degree at the
University of South Dakota, and their son
Rodney was born there in 1950. Mr. Pe-
tranek taught until retirement in 1979.
3. Routine Business
Discussion, Information: A. Opportu-
nity for Public Comment
Discussion, Information: B. Items
from Department Heads
4. Items from Facilities Director
Discussion: A. Tyler Incode software
update
Action, Discussion: B. Sturgis BAM
2013
Motion to allow Kevin Forrester the
use of County equipment for the BAM
2013 Project.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Aker.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
5. Items from Sheriff
Action, Discussion: A. Dispatch Con-
tract with City of Sturgis
Motion to adopt contract as pre-
sented, except that the City percentage
be set for zero and that a new clause
state that there will be no refunds for
past over-payments.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Fails.
Yea: Aker.
Nay: Heidgerken, Rausch, Bertolotto,
Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: B. PHARES
Agreement
Motion that the County delay issuing
refunds or bills for Dispatch service and
that the Commission appoint Sheriff Ron
Merwin and Commissioner Bob
Bertolotto to negotiate the PHARES and
Dispatch matters with the City of Sturgis.
Motion by Aker, second by Niederw-
erder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
6. Items from Commission
Action, Discussion, Information: A.
Communiques to Commission
Motion to authorize the Chairman to
sign the letter on behalf of the County
Commissioners to our elected officials at
the federal level supporting the continu-
ance to maintain the tax-exempt status
of bonds.
Motion by Rausch, second by Nieder-
werder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Rausch, Bertolotto, Niederw-
erder.
Nay: Heidgerken, Aker.
Action, Discussion: B. Keystone XL
Pipeline
Motion to approve letter in support of
Keystone XL Pipeline.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Discussion: C. Drought Relief Con-
sideration
Information: D. Mountain Pine Beetle
Grant
Action, Discussion: E. Executive Ses-
sion per SDCL 1-25-2 (1)
Will be addressed later in the day.
7. Dinner Break @ Noon
Minutes: A. Recess for Dinner Break
8. Items from Director of Equaliza-
tion
Action, Discussion: A. Nuisance
Complaint
Appointment cancelled.
Action: B. Abatement on Parcel
0C.50.12.20
Move to approve 2010 & 2011 re-
fund/2012 abatement based on informa-
tion provided.
Motion by Rausch, second by Nieder-
werder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: C. Mark Larive is
requesting a setback variance for an
open face shed 2 feet from the North
side property line on Tract 5 of Harness
Ridge Subdivision in 15-5-6
Motion to deny the setback.
Motion by Bertolotto, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Discussion, Information: D. Tour -
Equalization Office
9. Scheduled Items
Action, Discussion: A. Executive Ses-
sion for SDCL 1-25-2 (3)
Motion to go into executive session
SDCL 1-25-2 (3).
Motion by Bertolotto, second by
Niederwerder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Motion to go out of executive session
and return to regular session.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Aker.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Discussion: B. Meade County Court
House - Remodel Project
10. Items from Register of Deeds
Discussion: A. Request for Increased
Staffing
11. Reconvene April 3 @ 10 AM
12. Scheduled Items
Discussion: A. Introduction of Sturgis
Leadership
Motion to thank the members of the
Sturgis Leadership Program and for their
attendance at the April Commission
meeting:
Cara Oviatt, Angie Murray, PJ
Conover, Amy Conover, Deb Holland,
Steven Dunn, Ezra Hays, Heidi Kruse,
Beau Garcia, Mike Bachand, Lisa Cool-
ley, Brittany Battista, Katie Harwood, and
Tanner Lamphere.
Motion by Aker, second by Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Discussion, Presentation: B. Commu-
nity Action Committee
13. Items from Auditor
Action: A. Adding Additional Firefight-
ers to Work Comp. List
Motion to approve the following fire-
fighters to be added to the worker's com-
pensation coverage list with Meade
County:
Branden Bestgen
Eric Kinslow
Dustin Barry
John Long
Motion by Bertolotto, second by Aker.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action: B. Township Annual Reports
Motion to approve the submittal of the
township annual reports:
Dakota
Howard
Lakeside
Elm Springs
Union
Motion by Rausch, second by Nieder-
werder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Information: C. Sales Tax Laws
Discussion, Information: D. Court Se-
curity Grant Money
Move to go into executive session
due to personnel matters. (Item 6 E)
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Move to go out of executive session
and return to regular session.
Motion by Bertolotto, second by Aker.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
14. Dinner Break
Procedural: A. Recess for Dinner
15. Scheduled Items
Action, Discussion: A. Belle Fourche
Watershed Project
16. Items from Commission Assis-
tant
Action, Discussion: A. Coroner Res-
ignation
Motion to accept the resignation of
Steve Barry as Coroner.
Motion by Rausch, second by Aker.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: B. Appointment of
Coroner
Motion to appoint Ron Merwin as
Meade County Coroner until the next
election.
Motion by Aker, second by Niederw-
erder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: C. Combining
Elected Offices
Motion to set May 8, 2013 at 10:00
a.m. for first reading of proposed Ordi-
nance #38 – An Ordinance Combining
the Offices of County Sheriff and County
Coroner.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: D. Auto Supple-
ment to HWY Budget
Motion to make an auto supplement
to the Highway Budget in the amount of
$3,043.73 for an insurance payment re-
imbursement.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Aker.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: E. Auto Supple-
ment to Sheriff's Office Budget
Motion to make an auto supplement
to the Sheriff's Budget in the amount of
$3,964.65 for an insurance payment re-
imbursement.
Motion by Aker, second by Niederw-
erder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: F. Declare Sur-
plus Property For Auction
Motion to surplus the following property:
Surplus Property
2003 FORD EXPLORER
1FMZU72K23ZA76883
2002 FORD EXPLORER
1FMZU72E82ZA05213
2004 FORD EXPLORER
1FMZU72K84ZA91003
2006 FORD EXPLORER
1FMEU72EX6UBO3791
1995 CHEVY BLAZER
1GNDT13W9S2122420
One Pickup Box Hard Cover off a
2004 F-150
65 culverts of various sizes and
lengths
Misc Scrap Iron
Misc Used Tires and Wheels
Office Desk 1 U-Shaped office desk
with upper and side cabinets Good
Wall Cabinet 1 8' 4 door wall mount
cabinet Fair
Xerox Copier 1 Xeron 5334 All in one
machine (has issue with sorter door clos-
ing) Fair
Stackable chairs 10 Misc. stackable
upholstered chairs Rough
Rolling Chairs 20 Misc. rolling office
chairs Mostly Rough
Office Chairs 8 Fixed type office
chairs(non rolling) Fair
Computer Desk 1 Rolling laminate
computer desk with keyboard tray Fair
Bookshelf 1 6' real wood bookshelf
(freestanding) Good
Computer Desk 1 (Pressed board)
type computer desk with upper storage
attachment Fair
Metal Desks 3 Small metal desks
with storage drawers Rough
Metal Desks 1 Large metal desk with
laminate top Fair
Bookshelf 1 Freestanding bookshelf
with book rollers(for large books) Good
File Cabinets 2 Five drawer metal file
cabinets Good
File Cabinets 7 Two drawer file cabi-
nets Fair
Fax Machines 2 Countertop style fax
machines Fair
Copier 1 Sharp AL-2030 printer/
copier machine Fair
Receipt Printers 2 Two older receipt
printers (not in working condition) Rough
Binders 11 Large three ring binders
New
Printer 1 Hp Deskjet D2660 Printer
Fair
Line Printer 1 Old IBM 4234 Line
Printer Rough
Desktop Shelf 1 Small desktop shelf
Fair
Paper Holders 8 Assorted desktop
(finger type) paper holders/organizers
Fair
Bookshelf 1 4' Metal freestanding
bookshelf Fair
Bookshelf 1 6' Metal freestanding
bookshelf Fair
Office Desk 1 L-Style office
desk/metal with laminate top Fair
Apple Iphone 4 C8RG41GRDDP7
Blackberry Curve 8530 31193320
Blackberry 9530 305025CC
Blackberry 9650 32902DD0
Motorolla Barrage J686LY3X99
Motorolla Barrage J686LY54L5
Motorolla Barrage J686LY543K
CASIO Ravine CVIZ0279848
CASIO Commando CVJZ0235724
CASIO Commando CVJZ0032867
Apple Iphone 4 C8WG21ZDDDP7
Motorolla Droid 3 XT862
L826QN69RZ
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Niederwerder.
Abstain: R Bertolotto
Action, Discussion: G. Spending Au-
thority - Emergency Management
Motion to set Emergency Manage-
ment spending authority limit up to
$5,000.00 to come out of Commissioner
Contingency Budget into 226-5-222-422.
Motion by Aker, second by Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea:
Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker, Bertolotto,
Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: H. SDACC Vet-
eran Committee
Motion to appoint Jerry Derr as de-
signee to the SDACC Veteran's Commit-
tee.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Discussion: I. 4-H Vacancy
Discussion: J. Firewise
Information: K. SDML Audit
Discussion: L. Robert's Rules of
Order
Discussion: M. On-line Meetings
Action, Discussion: O. Executive
Session SDCL 1-25-2 (4)
Motion to go into executive session
due to negotiations, and personnel mat-
ters.
Motion by Rausch, second by Nieder-
werder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Motion to go out of executive session
and return to regular session.
Motion by Rausch, second by Nieder-
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werder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Motion to approve the Union Contract
with Dispatch, Jail and Maintenance as
proposed.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
17. Consent Calendar
Action (Consent), Discussion: A.
Consent Calendar
Motion to Approve Items on Consent
Calendar.
Motion by Rausch, second by Nieder-
werder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action (Consent), Minutes: B. Com-
mission Minutes March 5 & 6, 2013
The March 5 & 6, 2013 Minutes were
pulled.
Motion to approve the minutes of
March 5 & 6, 2013 with the following ad-
dition of adding Niederwerder as the mo-
tion maker (Action, Discussion: G.
Recovery of Past Overpayments by the
County in FICA Taxes / Salary and Tech-
nology Allowance (Review Previous Jan-
uary Decision).
“Motion to break out the Commis-
sions’ tech allowance from their regular
wage, and prepare a written document
for substantial need for each Commis-
sioner along with a finding that the
$150.00 per month is reasonably related
to the usage and need.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Aker.
Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Aker, Bertolotto,
Niederwerder.
Nay: Rausch.”
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action (Consent), Minutes: C. Com-
mission Minutes March 11, 2013
Action (Consent): D. Auditor's Ac-
count with County Treasurer
AUDITOR'S ACCOUNT WITH
COUNTY TREASURER
To the Honorable Board of County
Commissioners Meade County:
I hereby submit the following report of
my examination of the cash and cash
items in the hands of the County Treas-
urer of this County as of April 1, 2013.
Total amount of deposits in banks –
80,699.54
Total amount of actual cash –
3,220.30
Total amount of checks and drafts in
Treasurer's possession not exceeding
three (3) days – 49,980.21
ITEMIZED LIST OF ALL ITEMS,
CHECKS, and DRAFTS WHICH HAVE
BEEN IN THE TREASURER'S POS-
SESSION OVER THREE (3) DAYS:
Postage – 1,019.70
CD/Savings – 802,573.15
Pioneer Bank – $702,573.15
First Interstate – $100,000
Farmers State Bank
First Interstate Bank Special Check-
ing – 497,303.11
Farmers State Bank – 21,166.96
First Trust – 0.00
First Interstate Bank Savings –
1,030,817.95
Flex Account – 29,446.59
Wells Fargo Mail, cc pending –
811.11
Insuff. Funds – 18.83
TOTAL – 2,517,057.45
Action (Consent): E. Register of
Deed's Report
The sum of $23,807.00 was col-
lected.
Action (Consent): F. Approval of
Claims for Payment
SALARIES: Commissioners –
$6955.00, Auditor – $11452.85, Treas-
urer – $22035.95, States Attorney –
$28863.29, Maintenance – $24378.68,
DOE – $40688.98, ROD – $12298.48,
Vet Service Officer – $3879.42, Human
Resources – $7735.30, Sheriff –
$88162.73, Jail – $62204.91, Coroner –
$1275.00, Fire Protection – $9184.00,
County Nurse – $4141.06, Weed &
Pest – $7105.26, Highway – $73863.52,
Communications – $21611.41
EXPENSES BY DEPARTMENT:
COMMISSIONERS: SD Assoc of
County Comm. – $400.00, R Hei-
dgerken – $236.80, G Niederwerder –
$81.40, A Aker – $71.93, First Interstate
Bank – $813.66, Faith Ind. – $757.48,
Riata Wranglers – $242.92, BHWG –
$494.50, Ramkota Inn – $177.98
JUDICIAL SYSTEM: S Mailloux –
$26.28, D Hartford – $32.20, L Zelfer –
$24.06, D Fink – $24.80, K Pi $50.74, J
Biegler-Matt – $61.80, T VanPelt –
$21.10, C Olson – $66.24, D Biers –
$64.80, C Bruch – $5.92, A Cressy –
$65.54, W Estes – $50.74, S Harrison –
$57.40, E Jensen – $51.48, J Oldert –
$98.10, R Price – $101.80, L Rowley –
$67.76, P Stoffel – $69.24, J Aimonetto –
$10.74, P Aitken – $24.80, V Albert –
$11.48, K Anderson – $24.80, M Anton-
sen – $55.18, J Atkinson – $32.20, M
Austin – $59.58, C Bergstrom – $21.10,
J Boerboom – $15.92, C Brenner –
$41.08, E Bryant – $10.74, R Cook –
$24.80, M Cordes – $10.74, P Daly –
$28.50, L Even – $24.80, R Feist –
$22.58, T Finch – $27.02, S Francis –
$24.80, C Freeman – $10.74, T Gib-
bins – $11.48, B Gigliotti – $10.74, J
Gonzalez – $24.80, R Gregg – $21.84,
M Haines – $84.00, L Hance – $24.06, T
Helland – $67.02, N Hinek – $10.74, L
Hodgman – $68.50, A Isakson – $15.92,
C Iseminger – $18.88, C Kammerer –
$61.84, C Kramer – $80.34, M Lewis –
$12.96, R Liggett – $28.50, P Long
Fox – $38.86, K Lynass – $50.74, G
Lyons – $50.74, R Manley – $64.80, S
McConnell – $32.20, J McCormick –
$28.50, D McNabb – $11.48, D Moll –
$28.50, T Myers – $11.48, S Neiger –
$28.50, E OGrady – $12.22, J Phillips –
$11.48, K Rhodes – $21.10, M Ring-
gaard – $18.88, A Runestad – $10.74, B
Russell – $11.48, K Sarratt – $50.74, B
Schmidt – $35.90, C Schneider –
$14.44, K Shelly – $22.58, M Shivers –
$27.02, J Speck – $15.18, D Toothman –
$61.10, K Tritsch – $50.74, K Van-
Cleave – $35.90, K Varland – $72.90, C
Weiss – $65.50, G Welke – $10.74, J
Werlinger – $10.74, D Wilkinson –
$21.84, J Williams – $23.32, K Zimbel-
man – $24.80, W Kovarik – $37.38, B
Mertz – $24.80, H McNenny – $32.94, J
Wilson – $21.10, Grocery Mart – $5.15,
L Lehrkamp – $10.74, L Sogge – $64.80,
C Bruch – $15.92, K Shawda – $64.80,
G Biegler – $60.00, C Tipton – $84.78,
C Bertolotto – $11.48, V Prascher –
$50.74, Language Line Svcs – $41.11,
W Gutzmer – $25.54, S Semerad –
$17.00, G Dillin – $61.84, R Anderson –
$64.80, R Bielefeldt – $64.80, J Ford –
$53.70, Pizza Ranch – $261.62, G Ole-
sen – $50.74, B Olson – $50.74, G
Scharer – $61.84, M Stiefvater – $63.32,
K Teter – $87.00, P Asmussen – $64.80,
K Breuninger – $22.58, J Clark – $64.80,
J Eckhart – $10.74, D Ericson – $10.74,
K Fehr – $21.10, H Hanson – $55.92, C
Hibbard – $25.54, M Hubbell – $63.32,
C Isaacson – $12.22, T Lanning –
$65.54, K Matt – $98.10, J Morgan –
$26.28, S Pekron – $21.84, K Pippert –
$10.74, K Rosane-Gunnare – $58.14, E
Rust – $32.20, L Schweppe – $32.20, B
Sisk – $15.18, R Symes – $34.42, A
Walz – $13.70, J Weiland – $10.74, R
Wise – $68.50, Dr. Merkwan – $754.00,
J Howell – $102.60, Subway – $62.00,
R Hymans – $266.00, R Labelle –
$23.32, P Scott – $72.16, C Palmer –
$61.84, Meade Co. Treasurer – $44.40,
Penn Co. Sheriff – $420.00, R Dawson –
$739.91
AUDITOR: Xerox – $236.46, Quill –
$47.72, SDACES – $10.00, Dell –
$370.48, SDACO – $175.00, Knology –
$2.80, Meade Co. Treasurer – $329.05,
Ramkota Inn – $177.98
TREASURER: SDACES – $10.00,
City of Faith – $351.00, SDACO –
$175.00, Knology – $19.18, Meade Co.
Treas – $80.40, McLeod’s – $2927.00
COMPUTER: Verizon – $40.01,
Knology – $229.99
STATE’S ATTORNEY: Verizon –
$53.47, City of RC – $875.00, Weld Co.
Sheriff – $49.48, S Semerad – $34.40,
Chisago Co. Sheriff – $60.00, RC Re-
gional Hospital – $26.25, B Flint –
$20.00, J Howell – $64.60, L Have-
meier – $200.60, C Harkins – $912.70,
Redwood Toxicology – $105.00, Knol-
ogy – $7.59, State Treasurer – $293.00,
Sam’s – $10.00
ABUSED & NEGLECTED CHIL-
DREN: Wilde & Hunt – $1712.50, R
Haivala – $210.00
COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY: K
Thompson – $1539.15, Christensen
Law – $3608.82, Gunderson Palmer –
$1615.54, J Stielow – $6500.89, J
Hilpert – $5862.76, J Ellingson –
$238.22, Wilde & Hunt – $287.62, Grey
Law – $1176.60, Oswald Law – $793.80,
R Haivala – $3281.50, R Hymans –
$885.52, Johns & Kosel – $446.49
GENERAL GOVERNMENT BLDG:
BHP&L – $11944.06, Verizon – $160.43,
Fedex – $22.43, MDU – $1560.32, A&J
Supply – $9.84, BHChemical – $488.62,
Campbell Supply – $245.13, Chris Sup-
ply – $116.64, M Gould – $1340.00,
Crum Electric – $759.23, SimplexGrin-
nell – $1550.00, First Interstate Bank –
1302.52, Ecolab – $388.00, Swenson
Plumbing – $887.55, CBH Coop –
$332.42, Fedex – $124.71, Corrections
Prod. – $1923.21, Skillpath Seminars –
31.90, Johnston Hardware – $36.48,
Knology – $1326.31, Meade Co.
Treas. – $205.00, Owens Interstate –
$14.99, Sturgis Water – $1698.63, Secu-
rity Plumbing – $1590.55, Town N Coun-
try – $3.50
DIRECTOR OF EQUALIZATION/
P&Z: Verizon – $387.54, Schneider
Corp – $1815.00, Pro-West & Assoc –
$1943.75, Sand Scripts – $84.00, Quill –
$696.42, SDACES – $10.00, Vanguard
Appraisales – $5450.00, First Inter-
state – $188.32, A&B Business Equip –
$312.32, Pro West & Assoc – $4450.00,
CBH – $256.38, SDN Comm. – $510.00,
Qualified Presort – $1772.87, ESRI –
$400.00, Knology – $18.99, Meade Co.
Treas – $27.00, McLeod’s – $234.47,
Owens – $42.03, Rushmore Office –
$61.84
REGISTER OF DEEDS: Active
Data – $4511.50, Xerox – $830.43, BH
Embroidery – $323.88, SDACES –
$10.00, Executive Mgmt – $72.00,
SDACO – $175.00, Knology – $2.92,
Rushmore Office – $75.94, Sam’s –
$10.00
VETERAN SERVICE OFFICE: First
Interstate – $61.66, Knology – $18.31,
Rushmore Office – $72.28, Ramkota
Inn – $88.99
HUMAN RESOURCES: SD Assoc of
County Comm. – $100.00, Wellmark
Blue Cross – $250.00, Verizon – $40.01,
First Interstate – $434.94, CBH –
$117.25, Knology – $1.80, Rushmore
Office – $95.36, Ramkota Inn – $177.98
SHERIFF: Active Data – $74.64, Ver-
izon – $889.52, LexisNexis – $162.00,
SD Sheriffs Assoc. – $65.00, Knology –
$80.44, Quill – $57.98, Centurylink –
$85.28, Xerox – $525.57, Sturgis Napa –
$18.98, Richters Tire – $155.95, L Cer-
mak – $850.00, First Interstate –
$916.44, Dakota Security Systems –
$1174.98, CBH – $5299.40, Great West-
ern Tire – $1415.96, First Interstate
Bank – $48.95, Public Safety Equip. –
$4410.90, Knology – $114.72, WABR –
$4709.13, M Briscoe – $500.00, Logan’s
Transmission – $2600.00, Nyacor –
$251.43, Meade Co. Treas. – $25.00,
Span Publishing – $169.00, Neve’s –
$342.30, Owens – $27.98, Peterson
Auto – $1068.07, Quill – $151.08
JAIL: Walmart – $28.77, SD Sheriffs
Assoc. – $65.00, Sam’s Club – $185.50,
BH Chemical – $632.78, Bob Barker –
$684.54, Campbell – $46.47, Regional
Health Phys. – $53.89, CBH – $81.17,
US Foodservice – $5939.54, Shopko
Pharmacy – $1184.38, Sturgis Reg.
Hospital – $59.41, RC Regional Hosp. –
$335.66, Earthgrains – $410.64, Cash-
Wa – $4230.01, Chatsworth Gloves –
$683.15, Earthgrains – $150.38, Knol-
ogy – $6.05, Meade Co Treas. –
$252.85, Moore Medical – $553.81,
Neve’s – $79.00, Penn Co. Sheriff –
$740.40, Rushmore Comm. – $110.00,
Sam’s Club – $20.00
CORONER: R Brennick – $17.76,
RC Regional Hospital – $379.00, Rush-
more Office – $12.95, State Treasurer –
$143.00
JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER:
WSDJDC – $5400.00
WEED & PEST: Verizon – $63.46,
Weed & Pest Conference – $115.00,
Knology – $43.75, Sturgis Napa – $8.94,
BHP&L – $167.12, SD Invasive
Species – $250.00, Crop Prod. –
$396.00, Campbell Supply – $2.88, First
Interstate Bank – $260.51, CBH –
$395.38, J & L Services – $205.00, Knol-
ogy – $97.46, Pacific Steel & Recycling –
$61.98, Meade Co. Treas. – $56.00, Ser-
vall – $71.80, SD Dept of Ag – $600.00,
Sam’s Club – $10.00
HIGHWAY: BHP&L – $1173.29, Veri-
zon – $53.47, Dakota Business –
$80.20, Grand Electric – $275.64, Knol-
ogy – $129.46, West River Electric –
$245.95, A&B Welding – $128.92, Twi-
light First Aid – $54.05, Sturgis Napa –
$256.82, BH Chemical – $119.97, Brosz
Eng. – $3870.00, BHP&L – $318.22,
Butler Machinery – $138.58, Campbell –
$347.17, Crum Electric – $230.00, Kief-
fer Sanitation – $50.14, Dakota Fluid
Power – $54.93, Titan Machinery –
$53.81, Diesel Machinery – $2478.88,
First Interstate – $194.16, John Deere –
$907.41, CBH – $36134.11, Fastenal –
$203.10, Great Western Tire – $398.55,
Godfrey Brake – $2699.51, Grimm –
$48.50, Johnston Hardware – $78.36,
Lab Corp of America – $59.00, Kimball
Midwest – $922.68, Enning Propane –
$4958.80, O’Reilly Auto – $50.35, Light
& Siren – $584.00, Aero Ind. – $343.00,
Menards – $61.20, Owens – $673.43,
Adams – $1655.50, Servall – $385.01,
Sheehan – $4950.21, SDDOT –
$3721.72, Town N Country – $19.19,
West River Elec. – $170.03, West River
International – $104.09
COMMUNICATIONS: Golden West
Tele – $579.43, Centurylink – $1573.54,
Xerox – $378.84, Butte Electric –
$123.33, First Interstate – $107.46, Knol-
ogy – $1.58, Owens – $129.98, Western
Comm. – $282.60
FIRE PROTECTION: Aker Woods –
$944.22, D Whitaker – $6454.00, Camp-
bell supply – $43.97, CBH – $160.01,
Chain Saw Center – $213.98, White-
wood VFD – $2000.00, Aker Woods –
$2515.70, D Whitaker – $6382.50
SUPPORT OF POOR: SDAC –
$50.00
COUNTY NURSE: State Treas. –
$2060.00
MENTALLY ILL: State Treas. –
$1981.10
MENTAL ILLNESS BOARD: Fox,
Youngberg – $171.20, Audra Malcomb –
$1626.15, RC Regional Hospital –
$2483.84, L Lewno – $72.00, Shepherd
Reporting – $27.50, Horn Law –
$199.20, Lewis & Clark – $298.00, Penn
Co. States Atty. – $645.00, Yankton Co.
Sheriff – $50.00
FAITH CENTENNIAL: Western
Dakota Antique – $750.00
COUNTY EXTENSION: Dakota Busi-
ness Center – $33.45, CBH – $51.12,
Knology – $2.62, Meade Co. Times –
$36.00
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:
BHP&L – $146.12, Verizon – $53.47,
West River Electric – $88.59, BHP&L –
$61.34, First Interstate – $231.00, EB
Communications – $1088.00, Jacobsen
Ford – $32.00, KRCS – $40.00,
Ramkota Inn – $88.99, Western
Comm. – $417.65
DOMESTIC ABUSE FUND: Crisis In-
tervention – $240.00
MODERNIZATION & PRESERVA-
TION: Active Data Systems – $5245.00
24/7: 24/7 Sobriety Program –
$330.00
LAW LIBRARY: LexisNexis –
$305.00
PUBLIC LIBRARY: Piedmont Valley
Library – $2695.00
VARIOUS FUNDS: Norwest Bank,
matching Social Security - $30310.11,
SD Retirement System, matching retire-
ment – $26350.45, county share of
health and life insurance – $81898.33.
Action (Consent): G. Personnel Ac-
tions
PERSONNEL ACTIONS
Employee, Action, Effective
Huston, S., Raise to $15.26/hour,
02/26/13
Droppers, M., Raise to $18.62/hour,
02/26/13
Harmon, G., Raise to $19.51/hour,
02/26/13
Simons, B., Raise to $15.73/hour,
02/26/13
Action: H. Daryl & Deborah Dickson
have a final plat of Lots 2A, 2B, & 2C of
Dickson Homestead Estates with a
water variance in the SESW of 29-4-6
Action: I. Walter Haley has a final plat
of Tract 1 of Annex Ranch Subdivision in
the NWNW of 21-6-10
18. Adjourn
Action, Procedural: A. Adjourn the
Meeting
Motion to adjourn the meeting.
Motion by Rausch, second by Nieder-
werder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
APPROVED:
___________________________
Robert Heidgerken, Chairman
ATTEST: ________________________
Lisa Schieffer, Auditor
Published April 10, 2013 at the total ap-
proximate cost of $301.50
ADVERTISEMENT
FOR BIDS
The City of Faith, South Dakota will
be accepting sealed Bids for the digging
of a pit at the City of Faith Landfill as per
specifications on file in the Finance Of-
fice at the Faith Community Center,
Faith, South Dakota.
Sealed bids will be received up until
4:00 P.M. MDT on April 16, 2013. Bids
will publicly be opened and read in the
regular meeting room of the Common
Council in the Faith Community Center
at Faith, South Dakota at 7:15 P.M.,
M.S.T. on April 16, 2013. Each sealed
bid must be clearly marked “digging of a
pit at the City of Faith Landfill”.
The City of Faith reserves the right to
reject any and all bids and any and all
portions thereof, and to waive any irreg-
ularities.
By: Debbie Brown
City Finance Officer
City of Faith
Faith, South Dakota
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Prodeedings of the
Common Council
City of Faith, SD
The Common Council for the City of
Faith, South Dakota met in regular ses-
sion on March 19, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. in
the Community Room of the Community
Center. Mayor Haines called the meeting
to order, Brown called roll call, and
Mayor Haines led the Pledge of Alle-
giance.
Council members present: Riley, In-
ghram, Nolan, Spencer, Lightfield and
Hellekson.
Others in attendance were: Donn
Dupper, Cindy Frankfurth, Debbie
Brown, Eric Bogue, Jon Collins, Colt
Haines, Jeff and Mandi Brown, Loretta
Passolt, Sandy Rasmussen, Travis Es-
cott and Kelly Swan.
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Riley to approve the agenda as pre-
sented. Motion carried.
Spencer made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to approve the minutes of
the March 5, 2013 meeting with the fol-
lowing correction: Under the Last “Exec-
utive Session”: change “Mayor Haines
was asked to leave the room” to “Mayor
Haines left the room due to conflict of in-
terest”.
Motion carried.
CLAIMS APPROVED:
The following claims were presented
and read:
Utility Department, Salaries –
$6,867.64; Finance Office, Salaries –
$4,658.76; Police Department,
Salaries – $4,564.94; Bar & Liquor
Store, Salaries – $2,195.80; Janitor,
Salaries – $1,317.58; Ambulance De-
partment, Salaries – $4,530.04; James
Crockford, Landfill Manager – $210.34;
Angela Ostrander, Library Supervisor –
$166.69; Linda Olson, Library Assis-
tant – $976.21; Missouri River Energy
Services, WAPA, Dues, Supplemental
Power – $25,938.75; Farmers State
Bank, Federal Excise Tax – $357.02;
Farmers State Bank, SS & Withholding –
$3,422.48; Combined Insurance, Sup-
plemental Insurance – $34.80; Farmers
State Bank, 911 Surcharge – $358.75;
SD State Treasurer, Sales Tax –
$5,499.08; MMI Entertainment,
Karaoke – $350.00; AT&T, Purchase of
Accts Receivable – $129.63; Brosz En-
gineering, Inc., Airport Project –
$4,855.83; CenturyLink, Service Ex-
penses – $10.28; Collins, Jon, Lunch-
Rapid City for Parts – $9.00; Consortia
Consulting by Telec, General Consulting
& Settlements – $2,287.50; Dakota
Backup, Professional Services – $35.00;
Dakota Business Center, Supplies –
$91.50; Department of Revenue, Drivers
Licensing – $110.00; Department of
Transportation, Snow Plow Markers –
$93.23; Emergency Medical Products,
Inc, Supplies – $317.91; Evergreen Sup-
ply Company, Oxygen Cylinder Lease –
$6.30; Faith Independent, Publishing –
$58.14; Farmers Union Oil, Gasoline,
Supplies – $1,886.79; Golden West
Technologies & Internet Sol, Internet
Help Desk, HD Subscriber Count Chg –
$669.28; Golden West Telecommunica-
tions, Special Access – $3,822.58; HD
Supply Waterworks, LTD, Parts –
$4,590.28; Henschel, Eddie, Ambulance
Laundry – $66.00; Locken Oil, LLC, Avi-
ation Fuel – $8,331.01; Lonny's Steak
House, Meals-John Rhoden – $59.53;
Lynn's Dakotamart, Supplies – $325.88;
M&D Food Shop, Gasoline – $187.66;
Medicare Refunds-SD, Refund Amb.
Run #4669 – $295.48; Mid America
Computer Corp., Toll Messages, Cabs
Processing Charge – $711.96; Mid-
American Research Chemical, Janitorial
Supplies – $132.37; Physician's Claims
Company, Ambulance Billing – $881.60;
Prairie Community Health Inc., Ambu-
lance Supplies – $64.00; Prairie Vista
Inn, Room-John Rhoden – $276.00;
Pressure Services, Inc., Supplies –
$140.52; Resco, Electric Meters –
$900.00; Rick's Auto, LLC, Repairs &
Maintenance – $59.00; Roy's Pronto
Auto Parts, Repairs & Maintenance –
$1,625.47; Schwan's, Misc – $165.61;
SD Sheriffs' Association, Spring Confer-
ence – $65.00; SDSU Extension,
Mileage-Jack Davis/Ranchers Forum –
$185.37; SDSU Extension, Mileage-
Adele Harty/Ranchers Forum – $107.83;
Servall Uniform/Linen Co., Mats, Mops,
Fresheners – $426.22; South Dakota
Network, 800 Database Landline –
$14.96; Vilas Pharmacy & Healthcare,
Supplies – $137.35; West Tire & Align-
ment, Repairs & Maintenance – $11.97.
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Inghram to approve all claims as pre-
sented. All yes votes. Motion carried.
The February revenues were
$179,726.91 and the February expendi-
tures were $187,092.57.
RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES:
Spencer introduced the following res-
olution and moved for its adoption:
RESOLUTION NO.
03-19-13-01
WHEREAS the City of Faith
needs to transfer and that the Fi-
nance Officer be authorized to
transfer funds as of February
28, 2013 in accordance with the
adopted Budget Plan:
890.00.............. from
General to Ambulance Re-
stricted Cash
2,000.00.............. from
Electric to Capital Outlay
250.00.............. from
Water to Capital Outlay
1,000.00.............. from
Sewer to Capital Outlay
6,000.00.............. from
Telephone to Capital Outlay
1,274.14.............. from
Liquor to General
19,000.00.............. from
Telephone to General
19,000.00.............. from
Electric to General
Seconded by Riley. All
yes votes. Motion carried.
Second Reading of Ordinance No.
303- West River Cable Franchise
Agreement:
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Nolan to approve the second reading
of Ordinance No. 303: West River Cable
Franchise Agreement. Roll call vote – all
yes votes. Motion carried.
ORDINANCE NO. 303
AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO
WEST RIVER CABLE TELEVISION,
INC., A CORPORATION, THE NONEX-
CLUSIVE RIGHT TO ERECT, MAIN-
TAIN, AND OPERATE IN, UNDER,
OVER, ALONG, AND ACROSS THE
PRESENT AND FUTURE STREETS,
LANES, AVENUES, SIDEWALKS, AL-
LEYS, BRIDGES, HIGHWAYS, EASE-
MENTS DEDICATED FOR
COMPATIBLE USES AND OTHER
PUBLIC PLACES IN THE TOWN OF
FAITH, SOUTH DAKOTA, AND THE
SUBSEQUENT ADDITIONS THERETO,
TOWERS, POLES, LINES, CABLES,
WIRES, MANHOLES, AND ALL OTHER
FIXTURES AND EQUIPMENT NECES-
SARY FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND
OPERATION IN THE TOWN OF A
CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEM, FOR
THE PURPOSE OF TRANSMISSION
AND DISTRIBUTION OF AUDIO, VI-
SUAL, ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRI-
CAL SIGNALS, AND OTHER
ELECTRONIC IMPULSES IN ORDER
TO FURNISH TELEVISION AND RADIO
PROGRAMS AND VARIOUS OTHER
COMMUNICATION SERVICES TO THE
PUBLIC, FOR A PERIOD OF TWENTY
YEARS, REGULATING THE SAME,
AND PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERA-
TION TO THE TOWN.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN OF
FAITH, SOUTH DAKOTA:
SECTION 1. - TITLE
This Ordinance shall be known and
may be cited as the “Faith Cable Televi-
sion Ordinance.”
SECTION II. - DEFINITIONS
For the purposes of this Ordinance,
the following terms, phrases, words, and
their derivations shall have the meaning
given herein. When not inconsistent with
the context, words used in the present
tense include the future, words used in
the plural number include the singular
number, and words in the singular num-
ber include the plural number. The word
“shall” is always mandatory and not
merely directory.
1. “Board of Trustees” shall mean the
governing body of the town of Faith,
South Dakota.
2. "Cable Television Reception Serv-
ice" means the delivery by the Company
to television receivers (or any other suit-
able type of electronic terminal or re-
ceiver of the electronic signals and other
communications services carried over
said system.
3. “Cable Television System” or
“Cable System” is a system utilizing cer-
tain electronic and other components
which deliver to subscribing members of
the public various communication serv-
ices.
4. “Facilities” include, but not limited
to, poles, wires, cables, modulators, tow-
ers, antennae, and apparatus designed,
constructed and/or wired for the purpose
of receiving, transmitting, and distributing
television and other various signals.
5. "FCC" shall mean Federal Com-
munications Commission.
6. “Franchisee” and “Company” shall
mean West River Cable Television, Inc.
of Bison, South Dakota
7. "Person" is any person, firm, part-
nership, association, corporation or or-
ganization of any kind and any other
legally recognized entity.
8. “Streets” mean the surface of the
space above and below, in, along and
across any public street, way, place,
right-or-way, road, highway, freeway,
bridge, tunnel, lane, path, bike-path,
alley, court, sidewalk, park-way, drive,
communications or utility easement by
whatever name called, now or hereafter
existing as such within the Franchise
area.
9. "Subscribers" are those persons
contracting to receive cable television re-
ception services furnished under this Or-
dinance by Company.
10. “Town” is the Town of Faith, South
Dakota
SECTION III - GRANT OF
NON-EXCLUSIVE AUTHORITY
1. In consideration of the perform-
ance and observance of the conditions
which are hereinafter specified, the
nonexclusive right is hereby granted to
West River Cable Television, Inc. of
South Dakota,and to its successors, as-
signs, or designees, to erect, maintain
and operate in, under, over, along,
across and upon the present and future
streets, lanes, avenues, sidewalks, al-
leys, bridges, highways, easements ded-
icated for compatible uses and other
public places in the Town of Faith, South
Dakota, and subsequent additions
thereto, towers, poles, lines, cables,
wires, manholes and all other fixtures
and equipment necessary for the main-
tenance and operation in the Town of a
cable television system, for the purpose
of transmission and distribution of audio,
visual, electronic and electric impulses in
order to furnish television and radio pro-
grams and various other communica-
tions services to the public by what is
commonly called a Community Antenna
Television System, for a period of twenty
(20) years, commencing from and after
the effective date of this Ordinance.
2. The right to use and occupy said
streets, alleys, public ways and places
for the purposes herein set forth shall not
be exclusive.
SECTION IV - COMPLIANCE WITH
APPLICABLE LAWS AND
ORDINANCES
The Company shall, during the term
hereof, except in those areas which have
been preempted by the Cable Commu-
nications Policy Act of 1984 or which are
regulated by the Federal Communica-
tions Commission or any other federal or
state law, be subject to all lawful exercise
of the regulating and police powers of
the Town; and Company shall comply
with all applicable federal, state, and
local laws, rules, regulations, codes and
other requirements in connection with
the operation of the franchise.
SECTION V - TERRITORIAL AREA
INVOLVED
This Ordinance relates to the present
territorial limits of the Town and to any
area annexed thereto during the term of
this Ordinance. Company may, but shall
not be required to, provide service to res-
idents of newly annexed areas of the
Town or areas within the Town limits that
are beyond four hundred feet (400') from
existing distribution lines except upon
payment by such residents of the capital
costs incurred by the Company in bring-
ing service to such residents. Company
may, but shall not be required to, serve
areas or individual homes adjoining, but
outside the Town limits, that may be
served from its existing facilities. Com-
pany may negotiate directly with such
customers the amount to be charged for
the bringing of the service to the cus-
tomer.
SECTION VI - LIABILITY AND
INDEMNIFICATION
Company shall, at all times, keep in
effect the following types of insurance
coverage:
(a) Workmen's Compensation upon
its employees engaged in any manner in
the installation or servicing of its plant
and equipment within the Town of Faith,
South Dakota.
(b) Property Damage Liability insur-
ance to the extent of Two Hundred Fifty
Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00) as to
each occurrence and Two Hundred Fifty
Thousand Dollars ($250,000.00) aggre-
gate, and personal injury liability insur-
ance to the extent of Five Hundred
Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) as to
each occurrence and Five Hundred
Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) aggre-
gate. Excess bodily injury and property
damage of One Million Dollars
($1,000,000.00) each occurrence and
One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) ag-
gregate. Automobile bodily injury and
property damage liability combined One
Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00) each oc-
currence.
Company shall indemnify, protect,
and save harmless the Town from and
against losses and physical damage to
property and bodily injury or death to
persons, and payments made under any,
Workman's Compensation law which
may arise out of the erection, mainte-
nance, presence, use or removal of said
attachments or poles within the Town, or
by any act of Company, its agents or em-
ployees. Company shall carry insurance
in the above described amounts to pro-
tect the parties hereto from and against
all claims, demands, actions, judgments,
costs, expenses and liabilities which may
arise or result, directly or indirectly, from
or by reason of such loss, injury or dam-
age. Company shall also carry such in-
surance as it deems necessary to
protect it from all claims under the Work-
men's Compensation laws in effect that
may be applicable to Company. All insur-
ance required shall be and remain in full
force and effect for the entire life of the
rights granted hereunder.
These damages or penalties shall in-
clude, but shall not be limited to, dam-
ages arising out of copyright
infringements, and all other damages
arising out of the installation, operation,
or maintenance of the Cable Television
System authorized herein, whether or
not any act or omission complained of is
authorized, allowed or prohibited by this
Ordinance.
SECTION VII - GENERAL SYSTEM
SPECIFICATIONS
The facilities used by the Company
shall have a minimum capacity of
(300MHz).
SECTION VIII - TECHNICAL
STANDARDS
Company shall be governed by tech-
nical standards established by the FCC.
Company, through the system, to the ex-
tent reasonably possible, shall provide
uniform, strong signals that are free from
any significant distortion and interfer-
ence. The system shall be designed,
constructed and operated, and main-
tained for 24-hour a day continuous op-
eration.
SECTION IX - OPERATION AND
MAINTENANCE OF SYSTEM
The Company shall render efficient
service, make repairs promptly, and in-
terrupt service only for good cause and
for the shortest possible time. Such in-
terruptions, insofar as possible, shall be
preceded by notice to the subscribers,
except for emergency repairs, which
shall be performed as soon as possible.
SECTION X - SERVICE TO SCHOOLS
AND TOWN
The Company may, at its discretion,
subject to the line extension provisions
of Section V, provide basic cable service
at no cost to public and parochial ele-
mentary and secondary schools within
the Town, at one terminal junction for ed-
ucational purposes upon request of the
school system.
Company may, at its discretion, if re-
quested by the Town, subject to the line
extension provisions of Section V, also
provide to the Town without charge, at
one Town owned building other than a
hospital, nursing home, apartment or
building at the airport, to be selected by
the Board of Trustees, one junction ter-
minal to said building and may also fur-
nish to the building, without charge,
basic service to all sets connected within
such building to the terminal junction.
The Company shall allocate sufficient
capacity on its existing community chan-
nel to the Town as a medium for the town
to provide information to its residents.
The town shall provide the Company suf-
ficient notice to allow the Company to in-
sert such ads into its system.
SECTION XI - EMERGENCY USE OF
FACILITIES
In the case of any emergency or dis-
aster, the Company shall, upon request
of the Board, make available its facilities
to the Town for emergency use during
the emergency or disaster. If the Town
wishes to operate a Civil Emergency
Alert System on a plan that is mutually
acceptable to the Town and Company
and provides Company with the neces-
sary equipment for such system, Com-
pany will permit the system to be used
on the cable system.
SECTION XII - SAFETY
REQUIREMENTS
The Company shall, at all times, em-
ploy ordinary care and shall use and
maintain commonly accepted methods
and devices for preventing failures and
accidents which are likely to cause dam-
ages, injuries or nuisances to the public.
SECTION XIII - LIMITATIONS ON
RIGHTS GRANTED
1. All transmission and distribution
structures, lines and equipment erected
by the Company within the Town shall be
so located as to cause minimum interfer-
ence with the proper use of streets, al-
leys and other public ways and places,
and to cause minimum interference with
the rights and reasonable convenience-
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of property owners who adjoin any of the
said streets, alleys or other public ways
and places, and said poles or towers
shall be removed by Company whenever
the Town’s Engineer reasonably finds
that the same restrict or obstruct the op-
eration or location of any future streets
or public places in the Town of Faith,
South Dakota.
2. Construction and maintenance of
the transmission distribution system
shall be in accordance with the provi-
sions of the National Electrical Safety
Code, prepared by the National Bureau
of Standards, the National Electrical
Code of the National Board of Fire Un-
derwriters, and such applicable Ordi-
nances and regulations of the Town of
Faith, South Dakota, affecting electrical
installation, which may be presently in ef-
fect, or changed by future Ordinances.
3. In case of disturbance of any
street, sidewalk, alley, public way, or
paved area, the Company shall, at its
own cost and expense and in manner
approved by the Town Engineer, replace
and restore such street, sidewalk, alley,
public way, or paved areas in as good a
condition as before the work involving
such disturbance was done. Company
shall not be required to pay a fee for
street openings.
4. If at any time during the period of
this Ordinance the Town shall lawfully
elect to alter or change the grade of any
street, sidewalk, alley, or other public
way, the Company, upon reasonable no-
tice by the Town, shall remove, relay and
relocate its poles, wires, cables, under-
ground conduits, manholes and other fix-
tures at its own expense.
5. The Company shall have the au-
thority to trim trees that are overhanging
the streets, alleys, sidewalks and public
ways and places of the Town so as to
prevent the branches of such trees from
coming in contact with the wires and ca-
bles of the Company.
6. Company shall, at its expense, pro-
tect, support, temporarily disconnect, re-
locate on the same street, alley or public
place, or remove from the street, alley or
public place, any property of Company
when required by the Town by reason of
traffic conditions, public safety, street va-
cation, freeway and street construction,
change or establishments of street
grade, installation of sewers, drains,
water pipes, power lines, signal lines,
and tracks or any other types of struc-
tures or improvements by governmental
agencies when acting in a governmental
or proprietary capacity, or other structure
of public improvement; provided, how-
ever, that Company shall in all cases
have the privileges and be subject to the
obligations to abandon any property of
Company in place.
7. Any property of Company to be
abandoned in place shall be abandoned
in such a manner as the Town may pre-
scribe.
8. Company shall file, update, and
maintain with Town, a map showing the
location of all additional underground ca-
bles and equipment installed after the
date of this Ordinance, together with a
statement showing the nature of the
same. The map shall comply with that re-
quired by SDCL 49-7A.
9. The Town shall have the right to
reasonably inspect all construction or in-
stallation work performed subject to the
provisions of this franchise and make in-
spections as it may find necessary to en-
sure compliance with the terms of this
franchise and other applicable provisions
of law. All inspections shall be completed
by a licensed engineer, at the Town’s ex-
pense and shall not place an unreason-
able burden upon Company.
10. Company shall provide copy of
the annual performance test, if any, or
waiver, required by the Federal Commu-
nications Commission within 60 days
after receipt of said test or waiver by the
Company.
SECTION XIV - OWNERSHIP AND
REMOVAL OF FACILITIES
All cable and passive equipment for
cable television reception service in-
stalled by Company at a subscriber's lo-
cation shall remain the property of
Company and Company shall have the
right to remove said cable and equip-
ment. Upon termination of service to any
subscriber, the Company shall promptly
remove all its above ground facilities and
equipment from the premises of
such subscriber upon his request.
SECTION XV - ASSIGNMENT OF
ORDINANCE
The Company shall not assign this
Ordinance to another person without
prior approval of the Board, which ap-
proval shall not be unreasonably with-
held. No further approval shall be
necessary, and this Ordinance shall be
valid, applicable, and effective as to all
future transfers or assignments by West
River Cable Television, Inc. to all sub-
sidiaries which currently are or in the fu-
ture become the property of West River
Cable Television, Inc. or West River Co-
operative Telephone Company, Inc.
SECTION XVI - PAYMENT TO THE
TOWN
During the term of the rights granted
hereunder, and so long as the Company
operates said system, the Company
shall pay, as compensation to the Town,
a sum equal to three percent (3%) of the
annual total gross receipts which are re-
ceived for cable service rendered within
the City Limits of Faith. “Gross receipts”
shall consist of those revenues derived
from the monthly service charges paid
by the subscribers for basic cable serv-
ice and premium pay services, such as
HBO. Gross receipts shall not include
revenues received as installation
charges, and fees for reconnections, in-
spections, repairs, or modifications of
any installation, or other services pro-
vided, and all State and Federal Taxes
relating thereto.
The payments that Company makes
to the Town shall be in lieu of any occu-
pation tax, license tax, or similar levy by
the Town and shall be paid on an annual
basis, payable to the Town within 60
days after the end of the annual period.
Each payment shall be accompanied by
a financial statement clearly showing the
gross revenue attributed to the franchise
operation, under oath from an official or
representative of the Company having
the requisite knowledge to make such a
statement certifying the gross revenues
on which payment is based.
This amount payable by the Com-
pany to the Town shall be the sole
amount payable for all of its rights under
this Ordinance including, but not limited
to, the use of the streets and other facil-
ities of the Town in the operation of the
Cable System and for the municipal su-
pervision thereof and shall be in lieu of
any other occupational tax or franchise
fee.
For any tax or fee which the Com-
pany is legally obligated to collect or pay,
including the fee referenced herein
payable to the Town, the Company shall
have the right to charge the subscribers
an additional amount equal to such fee
or tax.
SECTION XVII - DURATION AND
RENEWAL OF ORDINANCE
The rights, privileges and authority
granted under this franchise shall take
effect from final passage of the Ordi-
nance granting the franchise as provided
by law. The rights granted to Company
herein shall, except as provided in this
Section, terminate twenty (20) years
from the effective date of this Ordinance
which Ordinance shall be subject to re-
newal pursuant to the provisions of the
Cable Communications Policy Act of
1984 applicable to new ordinances that
are in the nature of a franchise. Pending
final completion of renewal proceedings,
the Ordinance shall remain in effect even
if the original twenty (20) year term has
expired. If this Ordinance is not renewed
or if it is revoked for cause by the Town,
the transfer of Company's system shall
be governed by Section 627 of the Cable
Communications Policy Act of 1984.
SECTION XVIII - MISCELLANEOUS
Complaints regarding the quality of
service, equipment malfunctions and
similar matters shall first be directed to
Company’s office. Should Company fail
to satisfy a Complaint, it may then be di-
rected to the Town Finance Officer for in-
vestigation. The complaining party and
Company shall be afforded a reasonable
opportunity to present written statements
of their position. The Finance Officer
shall attempt to resolve the Complaints
and, if this cannot be achieved, he or she
shall submit a recommendation to the
Town, which shall either (1) dismiss the
complaint, or (2) specify corrective steps
to be taken by Company. Appeal from
the Town’s action may be made to the
appropriate judicial or administrative
forum.
SECTION XIX - MODIFICATION OF
OBLIGATIONS
In addition to any other remedies pro-
vided by law or regulation, Company’s
obligations under this Ordinance may be
modified, at its request, in accordance
with Section 625 of Cable Communica-
tions Policy Act of 1984 as it now exists,
or as hereafter amended.
SECTION XX - SEVERABILITY
If any Section, subsection, sentence,
clause, phrase or portion of this Ordi-
nance is, for any reason, held invalid or
unconstitutional by any court of compe-
tent jurisdiction, or is superseded or pre-
empted by Federal Communications
Commission regulation, such portion
shall be deemed a separate, distinct and
independent provision and such holding
shall not affect the validity of the remain-
ing portions thereof.
SECTION XXI - PUBLICATION
The Company shall assume the
cost of any required publication of this
Ordinance.
Second Reading of Ordinance
No. 304:
Spencer made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to approve the second read-
ing of Ordinance No. 304: Temporary
Liquor License. Roll call vote – Nolan –
no. Five yes votes. Motion carried.
ORDINANCE NO. 304.
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING
PROCEDURE FOR THE ISSUANCE
AND REGULATION OF SPECIAL
EVENT ALCOHOL LICENSING IN THE
CITY OF FAITH, SOUTH DAKOTA AND
FOR AMENDMENT TO TITLE 5, CHAP-
TER 5.01 “ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES”
OF THE REVISED ORDINANCE OF
THE CITY OF FAITH.
BE IT ORDAINED AND ENACTED
BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
FAITH, STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA, AS
FOLLOWS:
Section 5.01. Effective April 30, 2013,
Sec. 5.01 of the Revised Ordinances of
the City of Faith, South Dakota, is hereby
amended to read as follows:
Sec. 5.0113, Special Event Alcohol
Licensing.
5.0113.1 SPECIAL EVENT LICENSE:
For purposes of this ordinance, a
special event within the municipality is
defined as an event or activity conducted
by any generally recognized civic, chari-
table, educational, fraternal, or veterans
organization with an active chapter lo-
cated within the City, or any qualified li-
censee licensed pursuant to SDCL
§35-4-2(4), (6), or (16). To obtain the
Special Event License the applicant shall
submit an application stating their quali-
fications for a Special Event License on
a form consistent with the requirements
of SDCL 35-4-124 and providing all ad-
ditional information required by the City
Finance Office to meet the requirements
of this ordinance.
5.0113.2: SPECIAL EVENT ALCO-
HOLIC LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:
A. A special malt beverage retailer's
license may be issued in conjunction
with a special event, as defined at Sec-
tion 5.0113.1 herein, within the City to
any qualified civic, charitable, educa-
tional, fraternal, or veterans organization
or any qualified licensee licensed pur-
suant to SDCL §35-4-2(4), (6), or (16) in
addition to any other licenses held by the
special events license applicant;
B. A special on-sale wine retailer's li-
cense may be issued in conjunction with
a special event, as defined in Section
5.0113.1 herein, within the City to any
qualified civic, charitable, educational,
fraternal, or veterans organization or any
qualified licensee licensed pursuant to
SDCL §35-4-2(4), (6), or (12) or SDCL
Ch. 35-12 in addition to any other li-
censes held by the special events li-
cense applicant;
C. A special on-sale license may be
issued in conjunction with a special
event, as defined in Section 5.0113.1
herein, within the City to any qualified
civic, charitable, educational, fraternal, or
veterans organization or any qualified li-
censee licensed pursuant to SDCL §35-
4-2(4) or (6) in addition to any other
licenses held by the special events li-
cense applicant; or
D. A special off-sale package wine
dealer's license may be issued in con-
junction with a special event, as defined
in Section 5.0113.1 herein, within the
City to any qualified civic, charitable, ed-
ucational, fraternal, or veterans organi-
zation or any qualified licensee licensed
pursuant to SDCL §35-4-2(3), (5), (12),
(17A), or (19) or SDCL Ch. 35-12 in ad-
dition to any other licenses held by the
special events license applicant. A spe-
cial off-sale package wine dealers li-
censee may only sell wine manufactured
by a farm winery that is licensed pur-
suant to chapter 35-12.
E. The fee for each special malt bev-
erage retailer's license, special on-sale
wine retailer's license, and special off-
sale package wine dealer's license will
be Twenty Five Dollars ($25.00) per day.
The fee for each special on-sale liquor li-
cense shall be Twenty Five Dollars
($25.00) per day.
F. A public hearing is required before
approval and issuance of any license
under this section.
G. Any licenses issued pursuant to
this section may be issued for a period
of time established by the city council not
exceeding fifteen (15) consecutive days.
H. Any non-profit licensee under this
section may not be issued more than
Three (3) Special Event Licenses for a
total of fifteen (15) days during a single
calendar year.
I. Any special events license appli-
cant under this Ordinance shall provide
a list of all employees, members, or
other clerks who will be serving alcohol
at the special event and proof that all
such employees, members, and/or
clerks have successfully completed an
alcohol training program approved by
the State of South Dakota.
J. Any special events license appli-
cant under this Ordinance shall set forth
on its application detailed plans for the
erection of a physical barrier to allow for
multiple uses of the licensed premises
by persons of all ages and to ensure that
persons under the age of twenty-one are
not permitted access to the area re-
served for the sale of alcoholic bever-
ages.
K. This license may be issued pur-
suant all additional requirements of
SDCL § 35-4-19(2) and § 35-4-124, in-
cluding the procedural regulations
adopted by a Resolution of the Council
and pursuant to then current terms and
conditions of the Operating Agreements
issued by the Council to all other li-
censed establishments within the City of
Faith.
Committee Meetings:
Donn Dupper and Cindy Frankfurth
gave a report.
Dig Pit at Landfill:
Donn Dupper stated that a pit is
needed to be dug at the landfill as soon
as possible as the current pit is almost
full. Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Nolan to approve to advertised for
sealed bids to be open at the April 16,
2013 meeting to be completed as soon
as possible, but by June 1st, 2013
weather permitting. All yes votes. Motion
carried.
Quotes on Boring for Fiber:
Boring is needed to install some fiber.
Donn Dupper called for three quotes:
Wescott Construction – $14 a foot
plus mileage and couldn’t do until May
1st
Dakota Direct – $14 a foot plus
mileage and couldn’t do until May 1st
Ralph McQuirk – $13 a foot plus
mileage and could do March 20th
Spencer made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson to approve Ralph McQuirk
to bore where Dupper has specified. All
yes votes. Motion carried.
Donation of Longhorn Mount:
Rusty and Julie Foster family would
like to donate a large longhorn mount to
the City for the gymnasium. Council
agreed and a big thanks to the Foster
family.
Ropes and Goats:
Karen Miller asked the City of Faith
for the use of the Fairgrounds again for
Ropes and Goats. She has already
talked with the Stock Show. Spencer
made a motion seconded by Hellekson
to approve the use of the Fairgrounds as
long as there is insurance with Stock
Show as they did last year. Motion car-
ried.
Executive Session – Legal:
Riley made a motion, seconded by
Inghram to retire into executive session
at 7:31 PM to discuss legal. Mayor
Haines left the room when it became a
conflict of interest.
President Inghram declared the
Council out of executive session at 8:15
PM.
Discussion on potential problems:
Discussion was held in regards to dis-
tances between buildings and temporary
housing but no action was taken.
Executive Session – Possible
Litigation:
Riley made a motion, seconded by
Lightfield to retire into executive session
at 8:27 PM to discuss possible litigation.
Mayor Haines declared the Council
out of executive session at 8:50 PM.
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Riley to adjourn. Motion carried.
_______________________________
Glen Haines, Mayor
________________________________
Debbie Brown, Finance Officer
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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY
Dr. Jason M. Haf ner
Dr. David J. Prosser
OPTOMETRISTS
Faith Clinic
1ST–3RD WEDNESDAYS
OF THE MONTH
PH: 967-2644
1-800-648-0760
910 Harmon St
RYAN SEAGER
Cell: (605) 441-7465
Fax: (605) 859-2766
ryanseager@hotmail.com
PHILIP MOTOR,
INC.
Bus. (605) 859-2585 or 1-800-859-5557
101 W. Oak St., PO Box 816
Philip, SD 57567-0816
Chrysler • Dodge Ram • Ford-Lincoln
Faith Community
Health Service
HOURS Mon.–Fri.:
8 a.m.–12; 1 -5 p.m.
605/967-2644
After Hours
Verna Schad: 964-6114 or
605-365-6593 (cell)
Dusty’s Tire Service
PH: 605-490-8007 – Faith, SD
“Have truck will travel”
For all your on-farm tractor, truck &
machinery tire repairs call Dusty.
Leave a message if no answer
Call anytime 7 days a week!!
I have tubes & most common
tires on hand & can order in any
tire of your choice.
WEST RIVER CABLE
TELEVISION
Serving the town of
Faith, SD
1-888-411-5651
Bison, SD
H&H Repair–Jade Hlavka
3 mi. W & 3 mi. N of Howes, SD
Equip. Repair/Maintenance -
Hydraulics - A/C - Tires
Car & Light Truck Tires
Shop: 605-985-5007
Cell: 605-441-1168
Certified Diesel Tech
hhrepair@gwtc.net
Dr. Brandace Dietterle
DC Chiropractor
EVERY MONDAY
Located in
Imagine and More
Prairie Oasis Mall,
Faith, SD
PH: 415-5935
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For all your Real Estate Needs
call Kevin Jensen
381-4272
Black Hills land, homes and businesses.
With values and honesty born and bred in Faith,
trust Kevin Jensen to help you
solve your real estate questions.
Kevin Jensen your friend
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Exit Realty, Rapid City
Bogue & Bogue
Law offices
Eric Bogue
Cheryl Laurenz Bogue
416 S Main St., Fai th, SD
967-2529 or 365-5171
Available for all
occasions
Birthdays
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Anniversary - Weddings
Call Diane Fees
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Fai th, SD
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10x10, 10x15 & 10x20
Steel storage facility
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Badlands Enterprises
Samuel C. O’Rourke, Sr.
PO Box 1618, Eagle Butte, SD
605-685-8703
samo@goldenwest.net
• Septic Tank Pumping
• Portable Restrooms
• General Contracting
Monday:
Breakfast: Burritos
Lunch: Hot Hamburger – $4.29
Sandwich: BBQ Chicken
Tuesday:
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch: Tacos – $4.29
Sandwich: Rueben
Wednesday:
Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy
Lunch: Asian – $4.29
Sandwich: Hamburger
Thursday:
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch: Cassserole – $4.29
Sandwich: Philly Steak & Cheese
Friday:
Breakfast: Burritos
Lunch: 2 Piece Chicken Dinner – $4.29
Sandwich: Hamburger
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AUCTIONS
FARMLAND AUCTION - 285
ACRES, Selby SD. selling in 2
tracts. Saturday April 20, 10 AM.
Walz Estate, Steve Simon (agent
for seller) 605-380-8506.
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WAUBAY SCHOOL DISTRICT,
WAUBAY, SD is seeking candidates
for the position of superintend-
ent/elem principal/SPED Director.
The candidate should be a strong
educational leader with experience
in diverse cultures. Application
materials available from Dr. Julie
Ertz at jertz@asbsd.org or
605.391.4619 with closing deadline
of 4-26-13.
TITAN MACHINERY, HIGHMORE,
SD, has a Service Technician posi-
tion open. Titan Machinery pays
top wages based on experience and
has a full benefit package. If you
want to be part of a large growing
company with vast resources,
check out this position. Email re-
sume to jared.brueggeman@titan-
machinery.com, stop in the
Highmore location and see Jared or
phone 605-852-2217.
WANTED: ELECTRICIAN WITH
SOUTH DAKOTA contractor license
or ability to get contractor license.
Responsible for startup and man-
aging wiring department in north
central South Dakota. Benefit
package, wages negotiable. Call
605-426-6891 for more details.
THE ELK POINT-JEFFERSON
SCHOOL DISTRICT is seeking a
Family and Consumer Sciences
teacher. If interested please send a
letter of application and resume to
Brian Shanks, Superintendent
Box 578 Elk Point, SD 57025 we
will also accept electronic materials
at Brian.Shanks@k12.sd.us.
CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL
has an exciting full time opportu-
nity to work with a supportive team
of professional therapists in the
beautiful southern Black Hills of
SD. We are located just a short dis-
tance from Mount Rushmore, Wind
Cave National Park, Custer State
Park, Jewel Cave National Park and
many other outdoor attractions.
Competitive salary and benefits
available including sign on bonus.
Please contact Jim Simons, Rehab
Services Director, at 605-673-2229
ext. 301 or jsimons@regional-
health.com for more information or
go to www.regionalhealth.com to
apply. EOE.
FOR SALE
LONGBRANCH IN PIERRE, SD. We
have lowered the price & will con-
sider contract for deed. Call Russell
Spaid 605-280-1067.
LOG HOMES
DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders rep-
resenting Golden Eagle Log Homes,
building in eastern, central, north-
western South & North Dakota.
Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig
Connell, 605-264-5650, www.gold-
eneagleloghomes.com.
NOTICES
TICKETS FOR THE CATA-
LYST CLUB BANQUET: are
available at: New Underwood:
First Interstate Bank, Alma
Crosbie, Connie Simon, Janet
Fernau; Wasta: Mel Anderson;
Wall: First Interstate Bank, Wall
Building Center, Linda Eisen-
braun, Gale Patterson; Philip:
First National Bank, The Steak-
house, Ingram's Hardware;
Union Center: Anders Trucking,
Chris Oster. Adults: $18.00, 10
and under: $6.99. For more infor-
mation, call 457-2692. F31-1tc
HUGE RUMMAGE SALE
April 15, 8 AM–5:00 PM, Com-
munity Legion Hall. F30-2tc
APARTMENTS AVAILABLE:
Countryside Apartments in
Faith. 1 bedroom, carpeted
throughout. Laundry facilities
available. Handicap accessible.
Rent based on income. For infor-
mation contact: MetroPlains
management, LLC 1-800-244-
2826 or 1-605-347-3077 Equal
Opportunity Housing F5-tfc
PASTURE WATER LINES
with trencher and backhoe, Live-
stock Water Systems. 10 1/2
miles south of Maurine, 605-748-
2473 Merle Vig. F2-tfc
NORTHSTAR AMUSE-
MENTS CARNIVAL has
backed out on coming to Faith for
the Stock Show. The Faith En-
tertainment Committee and
Faith Stock Show are working on
some ideas to have on Main
Street to replace the carnival.
Any suggestions please contact
Patty Hauser at the City Office –
967-2261.
F31-1tc
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