Kadoka Press, April 19, 2012

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Piping in sprinkler system
Work began on the sprinkler system at the Kadoka Nursing Home on Tuesday, April 10. A twomember crew has turned into four guys from Complete Contracting Solutions. Workers are boring through the cement walls and placing pipe along the ceiling. Each room will have three sprinkler heads installed. “It’s dusty, noisy and you need ear plugs,” said Ruby Sanftner. Once completed there will be a suspended ceiling put in and the lights will be lowered. Work will also continue in the clinic, WIC office and the basement.
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Volume 105 Number 40 April 19, 2012
Official Election Results Kadoka Area School Board Tuesday, April 10
4 Mark Williams - 238 Jim Brown - 187 4 Ross Block - 245
Mark DeVries - 98
Commissioners proceed with electronic imagining for Register County commissioners make changes to burn ban The ban on open burning shall au- was approved. of Deeds office, deny billing for gravel screening and crushing ~ by Robyn Jones ~ tomatically be suspended during A bill from Regional Health Ref~ by Robyn Jones ~ The Jackson County Commissioners held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 9, with all commissioners in attendance. Mental illness billings and health care estimation notices were reviewed and all requests for payments were denied. Jackson County States Attorney Dan Van Gorp is revising the letter that is sent to the provider when the billings are denied. County Auditor Vicki Wilson presented the financial statement. A motion carried to transfer $3,000 into the E911 Fund and approve the financial statement. A tax comparison for 2010 and 2011 taxes was presented showing the tax levies and property valuation. Curt Reiter gave a presentation regarding electronic imaging for the Register of Deeds office. All documents need to be scanned and Reiter will rent the scanners to the county, which will vary in price according to the size of the scanner. Reiter stated that Register of Deeds Mitzi Mitchell will be able to scan the small documents, but he would do the larger plats and also change the blueprint documents to a white back ground with black type, so they’re easier to read. A motion carried to enter into a contract with Curt Reiter for imaging services. Emergency Manager Jackie Stilwell stated that Jackson County had been awarded a Hazardous Mitigation Grant and accepting the grant was approved. Bills were reviewed and all were approved as presented, except billings from Clinical Laboratory and Community Health Center of the Black Hills were denied. Fuel bids were opened and reviewed. A motion carried to accept the bids from Midwest Coop for bulk unleaded gas, #1 and #2 bulk diesel and propane. An additional motion carried to accept the bid from Discount Fuel for unleaded gas, #1 and #2 diesel at the pumps for the current daily pump price. The commissioners approved for the treasurer, auditor and register of deeds to attend the spring workshop for elected officials on May 911 in Pierre. Highway Superintendent Mitch Olney updated the commissioners on road maintenance being done. Currently they are completeling some work in the northern part of the county and plans include to do some on the road leading to the Breck residence and move to the southern part of the county. He stated that the push cat is being repaired in Rapid City and a demonstration of a mulcher is being scheduled to be held in late April. Olney presented quotes on 2,000 - 2,500 watt generators. After discussion, it was determined that a larger generator would be more beneficial to the county. Olney made contact with Hogen’s Hardware and the purchase of a 9,000 watt generator in the amount of $769.00. Prior to purchasing a generator, the county had been using a generator owned by Olney. In exchange for the use of his generator, the commissioners declared four old bridge planks surplus and traded them to Olney as compensation for the use of his generator. Olney questioned about adding a dove tail to the flat bed trailer. Earlier it was agreed once the surplused metal beams had been sold, those funds would be used to cover the expense of the dove tail. Earlier quotes for the dove tail were $3,500 to $3,800. The commissioners asked Olney to obtain a current price qoute. Olney presented a bill from T.F. Luke & Sons for the crushing and screening that has been completed at the Kennedy pit. Van Gorp reviewed the bill and contract and stated that the commissioners could approve to pay the bill or wait until the project was completed, either decision was acceptable without breeching the contract. A motion carried to deny the billing and to have Van Gorp draft a letter to Luke with their decision. A motion carried to go into executive session at 2:37 p.m. for personnel matters. They returned to open session at 3:17 p.m., with no action taken. Commissioner Ronnie Twiss said that he had contacted Ken Barlett for an estimate on repairs that need to be done at the Interior shop. Olney stated that the road department should receive four different radios. Discussion was held on the possiblity of upgrading the repeater or if it would need to be replaced. Jackson County Sheriff Ray Clements, Jr. presented a bill from the jail in Winner. The commissioners then entered into executive session at 3:30 p.m. with Clements present. At 3:47 p.m. they returned to open session, with no action taken. Discussion was held on liability if the county would assist at a fire to put in a fire line. Wilson will check with the insurance company prior to the next meeting. With no other business the meeting adjourned. The next regular meeting will be held on May 14 at 9:00 a.m. The Jackson County Commissioner held a special meeting on Wednesday, April 11 at 2:00 p.m. in conjunction with the County Board of Equalization meeting. No appeals were submitted contesting values, although owner occupied status was added to one residence. Director of Equalization Brad Stone reported that when soil samples were updated, the tax exempt status was removed from a piece of property owned by the county. A tax exempt status was requested by Evergreen Children’s Home. The commissioners approved to both adding the tax exempt status for both properties. At 3:17 p.m. the commissioners entered into executive session for personnel matters. They returned to open session at 4:27 p.m. with no action taken. The burn ban resolution that was adopted at a previous meeting was discussed. An addendum was approved and added to the resolution reads as follows. “It is further resolved, that the ban on open burning does not apply to (1) those areas falling within the boundaries of any permitted commercial, state, or federal campground; (2) burn barrels, grate covered outdoor fireplaces, charcoal and liquid fuel grills, and (3) a contained fire used to heat irons for branding purposes. “It is further resolved, that the ban on open burning shall be in effect during any period of time that the fire danger, as determined by use of the South Dakota grassland fire danger index published by the National Weather Service, has reached the very high or extreme category in Pennington County. any time period that the fire danger falls below the very high category in Jackson County.” Highway Superintendent Mitch Olney informed the commissioners that a quote to repair the push cat was received. The equalizer bar needs to be replaced and it is estimated to be approximately $7,000 for total repairs. A motion carried to approve the repairs. Olney also requested permission to purchase more culverts, which
erence Laboratory was reviewed and denied in the amount of $375. County Auditor Vicki Wilson stated that an organization has submitted an application for a special events license for malt beverage. Since the permit does not need to be submitted to the state, the county needs to set the application fee. Following discussion, motion carried to set the fee at $25 per day. With no further business, the meeting adjourned.
Jury takes 30 minutes to find Thomas Petersen guilty of wife's death
Jurors needed only about 30 minutes to convict Thomas Petersen on April 16, 2012. Prosecutor Doug Hammerand successfully argued that using three knives to inflict 129 cut or stab wounds demonstrated malice, deliberation, premeditation and specific intent to kill beyond a reasonable doubt. “Folks, it’s that easy. Use your common sense,” Hammerand told jurors during his closing statement. Judy Renee Petersen, 36, died on June 4, 2011. Her husband, now a convicted murderer, will be sentenced on the one-year anniversary of her death. He will serve life in prison with no chance for parole. Petersen is due back in Butler County District Court at 2 p.m. June 4. Edwin Case of Dallas, Texas, Renee Petersen’s brother, spoke for the family after the verdict came back about 4 p.m. Monday. The ordeal of the five-day trial had been “very agonizing,” Case said, and he thanked prosecutors, investigators and others who had shown support along the way. The speed with which jurors worked was gratifying, Case added, and the conclusion of Petersen’s guilt was therefore inescapable. “It was helpful. A jury finding a verdict that quickly makes it very obvious,” Case said. Defense attorney Susan Flander tried to argue the viciousness of the attack itself proved Petersen was intoxicated and unable to form specific intent to kill. During her closing remarks, Flander asked jurors to imagine the crime and how long the slashing and cutting would take. “Can you do it in 129 seconds? Can you do it in 258 seconds?” she asked. “It’s a frenzied attack done by a crazy guy or a drunk guy. In this case it’s a drunk guy,” Flander added. Thomas Petersen took the witness stand in his own defense Monday morning, claiming he blacked out after his wife threatened him with a knife and scratched his face deeply enough to draw blood. Petersen admitted “flashes of memory” and “stabbing at” his wife but denied he meant to kill or had any recollection of causing Renee Petersen’s fatal wounds. He vaguely recalled picking up three knives. “What’s the next thing you remember?” Flander asked. “Standing over her next to the front door,” Petersen said. Hammerand, during cross-examination, focused on intricacies that Petersen testified he could remember on the day Renee Petersen died. “If you did not have specific intent to kill, why did you stab her 129 times?” Hammerand asked. “I don’t recall,” Petersen said. “Why did you use three separate knives?” “I don’t have an answer to that question,” Petersen said. During his closing remarks, Hammerand rejected the idea that Petersen blacked out. “Isn’t it interesting,” Hammerand said. “He can remember Renee’s ‘evil look’ ... but right after that, when the attack starts, the memory starts to go.” reprinted with permission --by Dennis Magee for The Globe Gazette
School board adopts policies for weather or emergency make up days, sponsoring extra curricular coop activities
~ by Robyn Jones ~ The Kadoka Area School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. The agenda, financial report, bills and minutes from the March 12 and 28 meetings were approved. Within the superintendent’s report, Jamie Hermann stated that the school improvement plan for each attendance center in the district is complete and has been submitted to the SD Department of Education, as required by Title 1. DakotaStep testing is near completion and due into the SD Dept. of Education by April 20. Section one of the Indian Education requirement has been completed and there will be a small increase in the amount allocated to the district. In previous years these funds have been used to provide a bus monitor and instructional aide positions. With these funds, a video surveillance system will be installed on the Wanblee and Interior buses. It is being considered to use the remaining fund balance to supply students with second portions for no charge at lunch. The budget process for the 20122013 school year has began. If the district qualifies as a heavily impacted district, additional funding would be available through Impact Aid. There are several criterias that must be met to receive this status, including the creation of a pension fund through the levy collection process. The levy for this fund would be set at $0.30 per thousand, but the district would decrease the capital outlay fund levy by $0.30, so the tax base would not been increased. If the district would receive the distinction of heavily impacted, the district would receive approximately an additional one million dollars in funding. Elementary Principal Roger Jensen gave an update on activities for the remainder of the school year including field trip and music program dates. Jensen stated that the Response to Intervention (RtI)assessements for grades K-5 have been completed and there will be an RtI conference in July at Chamberlain. Jensen also presented a staff training schedule for teachers to attend to help prepare them for the common core testing that will be implemented in 2014. Secondary Principal Tim Hagedorn stated that the handbook is in the process of being updated and changes will be presented at the next board meeting. The class schedule for the 20122013 school year is near complete and student pre-registration will be done next week. The buildings and ground committee stated that the specification for the interior repairs on the Great Hall have been received, but the exterior specifications have not. Hermann stated that areas of sheetrock, insulation and some windows will be replaced. The policy committee reviewed corporal punishment and the sexual harassment section of the policy book and proposed a policy change that addresses the issues if board members excuse themselves or abstain from voting due to a conflict of interest and there is not a quorum casting a vote, then the passage of the motion will be determined by majority of the remaining board members. The board then entered into executive session at 7:30 p.m. with Hagedorn and a few citizens who were in attendance, for the purpose of student matters. The board returned to open session at 8:40 p.m. with no action taken. Second reading was held on the weather or emergency calendar make up policy and the school sponsored extra curricular activities policy, which were both approved for adoption. Review and canvassing of the votes from the school board election that was held on April 10 was conducted. The election results were certified as Mark Williams 238 votes, Jim Brown 187 votes, Ross Block 245 votes, and Mark DeVries 98 votes. At 9:03 p.m. the board entered into executive session for personnel matters and returned to open session at 9:38 p.m. A motion was made and failed to renew the contract to Roger Jensen for the elementary principal position for the 2012-2013 school term. A motion was approved to renew the contract to Tim Hagedorn for the secondary principal position for the 2012-2013 school term. Support staff contracts were approved to be offered as recommended by the negotiations committee. Advertising for lunch services at the Midland School for the 20122013 was approved and was the final action item of the meeting. The board then entered into executive session at 9:41 p.m. for administrative staff contract negotiations. They returned to open session at 11:15, with no action taken, and the meeting was adjourned. The next regular board meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at the Kadoka School.
2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey results released
The 2011 South Dakota Youth Risk Behavior Survey Report has been released. Administered every other year, the Youth Risk Behavior Survey is a questionnaire that assesses the six priority health-risk behaviors that result in the greatest amount of morbidity, mortality and social problems among youth. About 1,800 students in grades 9-12 at randomly selected public, private and Bureau of Indian Education schools participated in the survey. Key indicators included in the report are outlined below: •27 percent of students were bullied on school property in the past 12 months •20 percent had been bullied electronically during the past 12 months •18 percent seriously considered attempting suicide in the past 12 months •49 percent were physically active for a total of at least 60 minutes per day during five or more of the past seven days •22 percent wrongly believe smokeless tobacco is safer than cigarettes •26 percent had five or more drinks of alcohol within a couple of hours, on one or more of the past 30 days •24 percent of currently sexually active students, defined as those who’ve had sexual intercourse during the past three months, drank alcohol or used drugs before their last sexual intercourse. Studies have proven that physically and emotionally healthy students will perform better in the classroom and enjoy continued success throughout their lives. A comprehensive school health program is a key component in reducing the occurrence of risk behaviors among young people. Continued on page 2
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Jury selected, compelling testimony delivered in Petersen murder trial Gerald P. “Jerry” Kerkvliet _________
open road was his passion. Jerry was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Salem. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 140. He loved playing pool and bean-bags, where he served as “The Decider” in the Kerkvliet family tournaments. He was also an avid sports fan and followed politics religiously. His greatest love of all was for his family, especially his grandchildren. They were his greatest joy in life. Jerry is survived by his wife, Faye of Salem, his daughter, Teri (Jed) Kylander, and their children, Ella and Evan, all of Highlands Ranch, CO, a brother, Wayne (Carol) of Ham Lake, MN, three sisters, Sr. Marietta Kerkvliet of Yankton, SD, Donna (Jim) Muller of Ft. Collins, CO, and Mary Kay (Dave) Butler of Lake Carlos, MN, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Elizabeth, his twin brother, Ronald, brother, Michael, brother-in-law, John Nitz, and three nieces, Sarah Nitz, Michelle Davis, and Kristine McQuistion. Funeral mass were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 16, 2012, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Salem. Visitation was held at 12 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 with a 3 p.m. rosary and a 7 p.m. prayer service all at Kinzley Funeral Home in Salem. Online guest book is available at www.kinzleyfh.com Prosecutor Doug Hammerand opened his case against Thomas Petersen on Wednesday, April 11 with compelling and emotional evidence, including testimony from an 18-year-old Eagle Scout. Cody George was only 17, however, when he discovered his mother’s bloody body in the family’s home in Greene and attempted CPR. Jurors learned George’s mother, Judy Renee Petersen, 36, suffered multiple injuries to her face, neck, head, chest and arms. “If you count every cut and stab wound, there’s 129,” Hammerand said. Thomas Petersen, Judy Renee Petersen’s husband and George’s stepfather, is on trial on a charge of first-degree murder. If convicted, he faces life in prison with no chance for parole. Petersen attacked his wife with three knives, Hammerand told jurors during his opening remarks. One was a filet knife, the second was a chef ’s knife and the third was described as “short.” Two of the knives’ blades bent during the assault, according to Hammerand. “This case is not a whodunit,” he added. The fatal confrontation capped a downward spiral in the couple’s relationship. They had moved from Texas several years earlier because both liked the idea of living in Iowa and ultimately bought a home in Greene. Petersen worked as a Schwan delivery man. Renee Petersen was employed by a health clinic. But money was a problem, and eventually the van Renee Petersen drove was repossessed. “In June of last year, the marriage between Thomas and Renee Petersen was over,” Hammerand said. Petersen promised a family member he would make the divorce “as difficult as possible” for his wife and “make her life miserable,” according to Hammerand. Defense attorney Susan Flander conceded the point, even suggesting jurors would indeed find her client guilty, although not of firstdegree murder. She noted Petersen’s history with mental health issues and what she described as a serious drinking problem. “This is the action of a man under the influence of alcohol,” Flander said during her opening statement. That, she said, means Petersen could not form specific intent to kill. According to Flander, jurors must then conclude Petersen is guilty of a no more than second-degree murder. Renee Petersen got close to her husband during an argument and may have brandished something silver in Petersen’s direction, according to Flander. “He felt something against his testicles and Renee said something about ‘cutting them off ’ and ‘waking up without them,’ ” Flander said. Because he had been drinking all through the day leading up to the fatal confrontation, Petersen blacked out, according to Flander’s version of events. “The next thing he knows, he wakes up and he saw a horrific sight,” Flander told jurors. “His only thought was to get his 2-yearold son out of there.” Law enforcement officials apprehended Petersen in South Dakota. He had the couple’s youngest child with him, according to numerous sources. Hammerand anticipated the question of specific intent and intoxication, which from the attorneys’ opening statements appears a central issue in Petersen’s case. “His specific intent when he grabbed the first knife, the second knife and the third knife was to kill Renee Petersen,” Hammerand said. Jurors also heard from Beverly Truax, a dispatcher for Butler County who first spoke to Renee Petersen’s son, Cody George. Hammerand also played a recording of the 911 call from June 4, 2011. On it, George frantically pleads for emergency crews to hurry. “I need them here now,” the boy said. “Hang in there, man. I know it seems like forever,” a male dispatcher responded. “Momma, wake up,” George said later, adding “there’s no pulse or anything.” “Just keep pumping, man,” the dispatcher said. Many in the courtroom audience, including Renee Petersen’s mother, wept as the six-minute recording played. Six men and six women will determine Petersen’s guilt or innocence. Defense attorneys, prosecutors and the court picked the group from a field of 92 potential candidates. The process began at 9 a.m. Tuesday and concluded when those selected took an oath at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The court also selected two alternates — a man and a woman. Petersen appeared comfortable during the first two days of his trial. He actively participated with his defense team, Flander and Annette Boehlje, as they eliminated potential jurors Wednesday morning. At one point, Petersen smiled with others in the courtroom when Flander asked if any potential juror had ever been described as “stubborn or willful by anyone other than their spouse.” reprinted with permmission --by Dennis Magee for The Globe Gazette
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SD officers officers testify in Petersen trial on chase dangers
Aided by technology, jurors on Thursday heard from the late Renee Judy Petersen and her husband, Thomas Petersen, the man accused of murdering her, at the second day of trail, April 12, 2012. “He was making threats against himself and me,” Renee Petersen texted. The message went to Thomas Petersen’s sister, Kelly Svebek, about two months before a fatal stabbing claimed Renee Petersen’s life. Thomas Petersen also “hinted at” killing himself if he did not win full custody of his children as the couple headed for divorce, according to Renee Petersen’s texts. He also “planned on attending a funeral in two weeks, and it wasn’t his.” Authorities allege Petersen stabbed and cut his wife more than 120 times on June 4, 2011. He allegedly used three knives in the attack. Renee Petersen’s son, Cody George, discovered her body in the family’s home in Greene. Petersen, however, allegedly fled the scene with the couple’s 2-yearold son. Jurors on Thursday learned how close Petersen came to losing his own life during a confrontation June 5, 2011. Bryan Warner, a federal park law enforcement officer in June 2011, testified about the pursuit in South Dakota that ultimately led to Petersen’s arrest. During the chase, Warner said he topped 100 mph in his patrol vehicle and watched as Petersen forced a sheriff ’s patrol car off a road. Warner testified seeing Petersen eject his 2-year-old son from his pickup after stopping briefly during the pursuit. “I saw the defendant throw something out of the door. At the time I couldn’t comprehend was it was,” Warner said. “I realized it was the child that we were looking for,” as a result of an Amber Alert, he added. Officials were able to narrow their search for Petersen because he used a credit card in South Dakota. Warner was just a few miles away and deduced Petersen’s likely route. “There were only a couple of ways for the individual to go,” Warner said. While being taken into custody, Petersen talked about hoping for a cliff to drive off, according to Warner. He also suggested he wanted officers to shoot him. “He said he wished one of the officers had an itchy trigger finger,” Warner said. Warner and other officers trained their weapons on the man they believed was the subject of an Amber Alert issued in Iowa. A South Dakota trooper was using an assault rifle, and Warner had a shotgun, according to the park ranger. “I fired the first round of my shotgun,” Warner testified, “and racked the second shell.” Warner said Petersen made several “erratic” statements and cautioned the officer not to employ his Taser. “He said something to the effect of my day was going to go very badly, or end very badly,’” Warner said. Later parts of the incident were captured on video, recorded by a dashboard camera mounted in Trooper Clay Kartak’s patrol car. Kartak is a member of the South Dakota State Highway Patrol and joined the high-speed pursuit. On the video, jurors saw Petersen’s burning pickup and then a tense standoff that lasted about 20 minutes. “Stop right there,” Kartak called to another officer on the video. “That’s the crazy guy.” Petersen walked several hundred yards, concealing a black item in a pocket as he walked along the highway. “He does have something in his hand. We do not know what it is,” Kartak reported at one point. Kartak admitted being “amped up” during what he described as a stressful situation. As officers jockeyed for position, closing in as Petersen retreated and backing off as he advanced, Kartak’s frustration seemed to show. Petersen swore repeatedly and threatened the officers. “My name is ___ ___,” he yelled. “I want this guy to shoot me,” Petersen added later, pointing at an officer holding what looked like a shotgun. In cross examining Kartak, defense attorney Susan Flander directed attention to another of her client’s comments. “He said his wife was trying to take his balls off with a paring knife. Is that correct?” Flander asked the trooper. “Yes,” he said. The video concluded when a officer fired his Taser. As Petersen went down in a ditch, at least nine law enforcement officials moved in quickly to subdue him and take him into custody. reprinted with permmission --by Dennis Magee for The Globe Gazette
Gerald P. “Jerry” Kerkvliet, 70, of Salem passed away on April 12, 2012, at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. Jerry Kerkvliet was born on November 26, 1941, to John and Elizabeth (Koch) Kerkvliet in Rock Rapids, IA. The family moved to Salem, SD. Jerry received his education in Salem, graduating from St. Mary’s High School. In 1964 he enlisted in the army and served his country overseas for two years. On June 15, 1968, he married Faye Parke in Kadoka, SD. A year later he started trucking and did so until his health forced him to retire. The
Weather reporting volunteers needed
A national volunteer network of precipitation observers, or CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain Hail & Snow Network) is looking for more volunteers to track precipitation events across South Dakota reported State Climatologist, Dennis Todey, during a recent iGrow Radio Network interview. "These are everyday people who enjoy measuring precipitation and are willing to report that on the internet," he says, of the volunteers who measure and report after rain, hail and snow events. Despite today's automated technology, Todey believes local reporting is still essential in tracking the variability of rainfall. "It's a huge benefit to us to have people across the state who monitor precipitation. The biggest variability in weather across the state is how precipitation varies. Even with all the technology we have, we really need to have on-ground measurements all across the state to tell us what is really happening on the ground," he said. "Where we have heavy rain events, like flood events, the National Weather Service has issued flash flood warnings based on people's reports on how much rain fall there was," he said. Todey says volunteer reports can also be useful in documenting drought conditions. "If people can tell us how many days they've gone without rainfall, it helps us document drought conditions and better support disaster declaration because of drought," he said. Volunteers willing to be part of the CoCoRaHS network must be willing to take daily precipitation readings between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and report the events on-line. They are asked to use a standard 4-inch diameter rain gauge and will receive a small bit of training. A March Madness recruiting campaign is now underway. To learn more visit www.cocorahs.org or contact Todey at (605) 688-5678. For more information on this topic, visit iGrow.org. The iGrow Radio Network and SDSU Extension bring listeners an informative show each day. For more information on the iGrow Radio Network, or to listen to archived shows, visit www.igrow.org.
2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey
continued from front page The six priority health-risk behaviors include: behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection; unhealthy dietary behaviors; and physical inactivity. The SD Youth Risk Behavior Survey is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Coordinated School Health, which is a collaboration between the state departments of Education and Health. To view a complete report, go to http://healthyschools.sd.gov and click on Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
Tornado warning systems to be tested April 25
A statewide tornado drill will be conducted for South Dakota by the National Weather Service between 9:00 and 9:30 am MDT (10:00 and 10:30 a.m. CDT) on Wednesday, April 25. Because the exercise is used to ensure communications and warning systems are functioning properly before storm season, people will see and hear the alerts used for tornadoes. Outdoor warning sirens will be sounded in many towns. The sirens may not be heard inside homes and office buildings, as they are intended to alert people who are outdoors away from radio or TV. The drill will also include activation of the Emergency Alert System, which will interrupt local media broadcasts. The public should be aware that the scroll on television will look like a real warning, while the audio will be identified as a test. Local emergency response agencies may practice their response procedures and schools will conduct safety drills for their students. Individuals do not need to take any action during the drill, but they are encouraged to make plans to protect themselves and their families before storms develop. Don’t wait until the storm is headed toward you as there won’t be time. Information about storm safety is available from county emergency management offices or visit the following web sites: The Rapid City National Weather Service at www.weather.gov/rapidcity, Black Hills Chapter of the American Red Cross at www.blackhillsredcross.org, and the South Dakota Department of Health at www.bReadySD.com.
Inspiration Point
Read Lamentations 3:24-26 Many Christians struggle to discipline themselves in the area of self-gratification. There are so many things we want right now. And to make matters worse, Willing to Wait for God's Way we usually have the ability to follow through on our desires. That's what the entire credit card industry is all about: have it now; pay later. But finances aren't the only area where we get into trouble. Some people are in a hurry to be married and therefore make an unwise choice regarding a mate. Others don't even see marriage as necessary and opt for premarital sex instead of waiting for the right person. Or maybe you're just in a hurry to become successful and well-respected in your career, never giving any thought to whether your pursuit aligns with God's plans for your life. One reason the Lord wants us to wait is to protect us from our own self-destructive ways. Those who can't say no to their own desires end up enslaved to them. God wants us to be mature believers who have the character and self-restraint to wait for Him to provide in His perfect time. Because the heavenly Father is omniscient, He alone knows what's best. You can trust that if He asks you to wait, He has something more wonderful in mind than you could ever provide for yourself. Does anything seem to have a power over you? If so, it may be an area that requires the practice of self-restraint. Yield to the Lord, and submit your desires to Him. Then, begin saying no to temptations as you wait for God to reveal His will for your life.
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CONCORDIA LUTHERAN • Kadoka • 837-2390 Pastor Art Weitschat Sunday Services: 10:00 a.m. LUTHERAN PARISH - ELCA OUR SAVIORS LUTHERAN • Long Valley Pastor Frezil Westerlund Sunday Services: 5:00 p.m. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Kadoka • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 837-2233 Worship Services: 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: Sr. Adults - 9:45 a.m. Sunday School: All Ages - 9:45 a.m., • Sept. - May Release Time: 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays. • Sept. - May
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Interior • 859-2310 Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. BELVIDERE COMMUNITY CHURCH Pastor Gary McCubbin • 344-2233 Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. Coffee & Donuts: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Sept. - May OUR LADY OF VICTORY CATHOLIC CHURCH Father Bryan Sorensen • Kadoka • 837-2219 Mass: Sunday - 11:00 a.m. Confession After Mass INTERIOR COMMUNITY CHURCH Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. • Church: 10:30 a.m. EAGLE NEST LIFE CENTER Gus Craven • Wanblee • 462-6002 Sunday Church: 11:00 a.m.
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that Greg worked on for about 15 years, and it is considered the second oldest dude ranch in the country. It was started back about 1910 when its owners were looking for additional income to pay for the ranch. Various guys from the area have worked there on and off, mostly through Greg’s encouragement since he was the first from this area to work there. Tojo Osborn’s nephew, Troy Ehrmantraut, was one of those who spent several seasons at the H F Bar and one who often comes here in the spring to help with brandings and other work. He does a lot of horse shoeing during the year as well. Mike Perault said calving has been going quite well, thanks in part to the nice weather this year. He was glad to report an inch and twenty hundredths of rain this weekend which he said was very welcomed. Mark DeVries said his sons, Gavin and Geoffrey, are in track at present. The family often attends the Kadoka meets to cheer them on. Mark’s folks, Jim and Lynn, came from Kansas a few weeks ago during their spring break since they are both teachers. Jim is expected back probably in May for a while as usual as are various other family members. Lynn DeVries has taught school in Korea on and off for quite a few years but is not planning any trips there in the near future due to unrest between the Koreas and between them and neighboring countries.
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Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
Norris News
Marjorie Anne Letellier • 462-6228 “April showers spring May flowers” Thomas Tusser Saturday evening before Easter, Chris and Cindy Knecht and boys of Martin visited in the Dan Taft home. Easter Sunday guests at the Tafts were Susan’s parents, Alvin and Judy Simmons, of Martin. On Monday, Dan Taft and daughters, Samantha and Morgan, helped Evan and Dorothy Bligh work cattle at Maxine Allards. Samantha left for USD in Vermillion that evening. Dan, Susan and Morgan took livestock to Philip for the sale on Tuesday. The Jason Burma family left for their home at Sunshine Bible Academy on Easter Monday afternoon after spending the Easter holiday weekend at Norris. They went home by the way of Platte and visited a bit with Andrea Beckwith at the Todd County Tribune in Mission. Heather Taft headed back to SDSU at Brookings on Tuesday after spending the Easter weekend at home. The school election was held at the Norris Township Hall on Tuesday with Susan Taft, Leona WoodenKnife and Erna WoodenKnife serving on the election board. School News: The Tuesday afternoon grade school basketball games with White River will continue through the month of April. This week it is at Norris gym, come and cheer the kids on. Parent/teacher conferences will be held on Thursday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Parents be sure and attend. Maxine Allard and Evan and Dorothy Bligh were among the huge crowd of folks attending the services for Scott Arrow held on Wednesday afternoon at the Norris School gym. Our prayers continue for his dear family. Thursday morning the James Letelliers were in Philip and enjoyed a visit with Ellen Totton. Jim and Jessie Root of Midland also stopped to visit Ellen that morning. St. John Lutheran Ladies Aide met Thursday afternoon at the church with Sharon, Jan Ring and June Ring and Pastor Denke attending. They were busy planning the upcoming LWML meeting. Saturday, the gals hosted the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League at the church basement
Garden Fever
Now that we’ve had April showers, we can probably expect May flowers. We can also probably expect the onset of garden fever and with a vengeance. This latter dreadful condition is when people, in the throes of optimism, plant a much bigger garden then they need or can reasonably expect to take care of. I speak from experience. In my younger years, I often plowed up a huge bit of ground with a tractor and then set to planting everything under the sun in great quantity. A normal garden would usually include radishes, leaf lettuce, peas, beans, beets, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, corn, potatoes, squash and anything else that looked interesting. This was all fine and good until summer and reality took their toll. A large garden, as you know, will require a whole lot of weeding and, in this arid climate, watering. If you have much else to do in life, you may not be able to keep things under control long enough to get much of a harvest. As a result, I’ve had to rationalize. First off, many vegetables taste about as good when you purchase them as when you grow them. They may even be cheaper if you consider your time worth anything. Take green beans for instance. You can buy them quite reasonably in either frozen or canned form. I’ve never canned any that I’ve raised since those have been known to easily go bad and poison your entire family. We have frozen a lot of them, though, and I can’t really tell much difference between home-grown and purchased. Incidentally, my mom froze a lot of beans I’d raised, but she thought you should blanch them first which involves briefly boiling them before plunging them into ice water. Later we found you could just cut the dumb things up and freeze them without the tedium. There wasn’t much taste or texture difference between beans frozen the hard way or the easy way. Secondly, I’m not good with certain vegetables, such as corn. My dad could raise corn and so can my wife, but I don’t seem to have the knack. Mine grows two feet tall, tassels out, and puts out stunted little ears. Other veggies are so buggy that I tire of picking off bugs or fluffing everything with insecticide. Potatoes and every member of the cabbage family come to mind. The cabbage family would include cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and kohlrabi. As a result of excessive gardening over many years, I have, of course, gained a lot of knowledge through experience. Oddly enough, though, I often get carried away with things to the extent that they nearly drive me crazy. Then, after I’ve learned all I want to know about a subject, I sort of lose interest and go on to other things. The learning somehow seems more important and interesting than going on and continually using the gained knowledge and experience. I can’t exactly explain why that is, but it has happened to me more than a few times. Rabbit raising and photography come to mind. I’m still in my computer, writing, and piano playing modes, however, and all are complicated enough that they should hold my interest for a while yet. As you know, however, homegrown tomatoes and cucumbers are much superior to anything you can buy in a store. Neither do they take a lot of special care. A little watering and fertilizing should do the job, especially if you don’t have a lot of other plants to tend. This year, then, my plans are to have about three tomato plants and a couple hills of cucumbers. I might also plant a few radishes just because I like to grow them. They only take a month from seed to dinner table and are fun. I don’t eat them much since I don’t enjoy burping them for hours afterwards, but wife Corinne likes them which is a good excuse for growing them. Actually, I’d plant a few more things like beans, peas, beets, and squash if our life was a little more settled, but that doesn’t appear to be in the cards this year. Maybe next year. Huckleberries, by the way, are fun to grow. They do bake up into fairly good pies, but the best thing is when people see them growing and pick some to eat. They look delicious but are perfectly dreadful when raw. The grimace on the face of someone eating an uncooked huckleberry is priceless. So, for now, it’s about time to plant radishes, beets, peas, potatoes, and leaf lettuce since those thrive in cool weather and don’t do much if planted too late. I’ll leave those to you this year since you probably have already contracted garden fever and can’t wait to feel the soil run through your fingers. I personally will just wait a few more weeks and get going on some tomatoes and cucs. As you can see, I have garden fever under control for now, but there may be an outbreak of it at some time in the future. It’s hard to say. Good luck to you on having a sensibly sized garden this time around. If I can do it, so can you, or at least for this year. No bets on next year.
with twenty one ladies attending. attended represented Ladies churches in Gregory, Winner, Rosebud, Murdo, Draper, Chamberlain and Lead. Pastor Andrew Utecht was the speaker for the event. They were thrilled to have former St. John Lutheran Pastor and Mrs. Bob Utecht attend, along with former St. John members, Emma Waack, and daughters, Dorothy and Mildred, of Winner. Glad to hear your “boys” are taking such good care of you, Emma. Julie Letellier was an overnight guest at the James Letelliers and did some yard work before the drizzly weather set in on Saturday. When she turned the water on at the Burma garden spot, it really did decide settle down and rain. Rain is the name of the game these days. We woke up to a lovely slow steady rain on Sunday and it continued through out the day. Rain is worth more than pennies from heaven in this country! We are a very grateful people and with such a dry winter, we began to wonder if it even could rain. The moisture was just what the doctor ordered for this country and it came at the right time, too. It was fun to hear reports of anywhere to 1.5 inches to 2.8 inches and everywhere in between. We are thankful for every drop! Have a great week!
State Treasurer’s office continues search for owners of unclaimed property
--by Elizabeth “Sam” Grosz Community News Service Whether it is a forgotten safety deposit box or a lost dividend check, or even misplaced shares of stock, the state of South Dakota is the keeper of unclaimed property. However, State Treasurer Rich Sattgast and his staff don’t necessarily want to keep the property forever. In fact, they actively work to get such items back to their rightful owners. Now, with several innovative ideas in place, Sattgast and Unclaimed Property Administrator Lee DeJabet already are seeing large increases in inquiries about such property, and getting it back in the hands of the rightful owners. But, just what is unclaimed property? “We get property in from the financial institutions, life insurance, banks, credit card companies, and safe deposit boxes or stock,” said DeJabet, and it is put into the department’s data base with the last known person, address, or “whatever the holder (financial institution) gives us.” Financial institutions from all over the nation are required to do that each year with unclaimed property, she said. Once the state has it, the state is required to advertise what it is holding. The advertising season recently ended for the department, and inquiries have been pouring in. The ads listed names, addresses and a file number for each unclaimed property and are regionalized for the area served by the newspaper. “Now we will ask you a few questions,” said DeJabet about the process, “if we are talking to you on the phone.” That will be such things as name, address and social security number. If that matches, she said, a claim form will be mailed out. The claim form will have on it how much the property is, where it came from, how much it is, and the guidelines, or documentation the department needs. “Two things we always require,” said DeJabet, “are a governmentissued photo ID and your social security number.” There will also have to be proof if a name has changed, she added. Then, depending on what kind of property it is, business, inheritance and such, all have their own type of documentation needed, she said. Once the applicant returns the claim form, she said, and “everything is good, we process it and it goes for payment.” This generally takes 10 days, DeJabet said, but can take up to three weeks, because after the Treasurer’s office processes the claim, it goes to the State Auditor for issuance of the check. It may only take one to two days at the Treasurer’s office, she said, but once it gets to the Auditor’s office, it has to be checked and placed on their payment schedule. If either office is experiencing high volume, it can take the three-week span. If there are any problems in locating information, however, it can take longer. That is especially true when it involves someone who has died, DeJabet noted, and heirs are trying to locate the required information. However, using the department’s Internet site, www.sdtreasurer.gov, can greatly speed up the process, with the key being to have the right information to submit. If after searching the list at the site, and finding property, there is a claim form to complete. Print the form and sign it, photocopy the requested documentation, and mail it to the State Treasurer’s Office. A search can also be requested by phone, calling the division at 1866-357-2547, or emailing at unclaimed@sdtreasurer.gov. Written requests for searches may be sent to State Treasurer Rich Sattgast, Unclaimed Property Division, 500 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre SD 57501. Items to include are your legal name, prior name if it has changed, current mailing address and phone number. If a search of someone else’s name is requested, the relationship with that person must be included. “It’s good to do the Internet search,” reminded Sattgast, since the ad listing in the newspapers is only the current year. There also is a dollar limit for those listed in the ads, said DeJabet. The website, she said, lists everything $10 and up. Typically, she said, if a claim is made, the staff will check also to see if there is anything under $10. “So, then you’ll find that $1.83 dividend,” DeJabet added, “and we’ll attach it.” Currently, Sattgast said, nothing under the $50 limit is listed in the advertisement. Come July 1, when new legislation goes into effect, that limit will increase to $125. But the website still will have everything $10 and up, DeJabet said, and “we have the ability to change that limit.” However, the problem with seeing that mythical $1.18, she said, is that people will see that and won’t act on it. If a claim form is not returned in 120 days, DeJabet said, and no response received to the reminder sent out halfway through, “we will drop your claim, because as you can imagine, we get thousands of claims and they will remain open and in our system if we don’t have a deadline.” It always can be refiled, said Sattgast, adding, “these properties are in perpetuity—there is no deadline that they no longer belong to the person.” “Our database is kept forever,” said DeJabet, adding, “we never erase your name… if it has not been paid out, you will always be in there.” It is, she said, what is called “a perpetual liability to the state of South Dakota—we are obligated to pay that at any point in time, and your heirs can come back and claim it.” And, she added, many do. With about 9,000 new properties a year to handle, the two explained, and only three staff members, it is not feasible to do cold calling, searching for people, even though some may appear obvious to the casual observer. DeJabet said they do go through and pull out the public entities that may be listed. And, Sattgast noted, “we have been advised by the Attorney General not to do a cold call,” since it could be a mistaken identity. If something is sent out to somebody in error, agreed DeJabet, “it becomes very difficult for them to understand” when it is found it does not belong to them after all. Sattgast said he encourages people to check, since the state is currently holding $23 million worth of property… just waiting for rightful owners to claim. Sattgast and staff members are not just sitting back waiting for you to call, however… they are doing what they can to be visible and available at large statewide or regional gatherings of people, such as at the Sioux Empire Home Show, the Black Hills Home Show, the State Fair, the Sioux Empire Fair, Brown County Fair and DakotaFest in Mitchell. And the newspaper advertising that is done each year reaps benefits seen in increased numbers of applicants. By emphasizing the web page in that advertising this year, DeJabet said, there were 2,000 more claims submitted as a result during the three-week cycle of advertising. People who call in and are on call waiting also are encouraged to use the web page. People with so-called “smart phones” can scan the ap logo in printed information to also take them to the information. During the non-advertising time frame, she said, “we average 50 per day… but that is actually picking up as people become more aware.” Sattgast said the division has two main responsibilities: one is finding the properties out there, and the other is reuniting them with the people to whom it rightfully belongs. “You can write to us,” DeJabet said, adding, “you can call us, you can check on-line, you can check on your phone, you can visit us at the Fair or the Home Show, you can walk in—lots of ways to get to us.” “And we love to give money away— we are one of the few government agencies that likes to give money away.”
Belvidere News
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Grady Davis celebrated his twelfth birthday a couple times this last week. On Saturday, he and his family journeyed to Wall where they hooked up with their Irish friend, Trisha, visited with her and some friends of hers, toured Wall Drug, etc. Trisha has stayed at the Fortune Bed and Breakfast several times, and Francie visited her in Ireland last year. Then at Cowboy Church, held at the hall in Belvidere on Wednesday evening, they had a birthday cake and ice cream. Grady’s mom, Francie, is currently editing the South Dakota poetry magazine and will be working on that through April instead of writing Belvidere news. Rudy Reimann visited his folks, Rick and Rayma, in Midland on Friday and Saturday. His brothers, Stanley and Forrest, were home since they came to attend the Mike Schofield funeral in Philip on Friday. Rudy was a pallbearer at the funeral. Rudy was quite a bit younger than Mike but still considered him a good friend. Rudy said they had an inch of rain in Midland by Sunday morning and more came throughout the day. Bunny Green was visited on Saturday by her former daughter-inlaw, Penny, of Sturgis. Penny and a friend of hers brought all kinds of goodies with them for dinner and left the remainder for Bunny to use later. Penny is an artist, and Bunny says she can really paint. Bunny visited with Betty Kusick on the phone this week, but the two didn’t get together in person. Bunny also got a graduation announcement from the daughter of Dan Davidson of Idaho. Dan is the son of Marguerite Drabek and ran the truck stop in Kadoka for a number of years. He had some fairly serious health problems for a few years but seems to be recovered from those at present. Larry Grimme stopped by briefly on Sunday as did Wally Wells. Bunny also learned this week that her granddaughter, Cindy Houck’s husband, Don, lost his sister in a car accident recently and had to fly to the funeral. Bill and Norma Headlee were visited a couple times this weekend by their daughter, Corale Dorn, and family of Dell Rapids. The Dorns were coming and going to Spearfish where they participated in the Whirlwind Horse memorial run. This was in commemoration of a high-school and college classmate of some family members that had been killed in a car accident. Corale’s sister, Monica, is another runner in the family but didn’t participate in the run this year since she is expecting a baby in June. This was a long run but shorter versions were also available. Norma figured between Corale, her husband, and kids, a goodly number of miles were covered. Headlees were also visited by Norma’s sister, Marge Kraushaar, of Illionois this week. Marge had been staying with her brother, Tom DeVries, for a few days, and they both came over for supper one day when Corale and family were there. The Headlee household was busy last weekend over Easter with daughters, Monica, Donella, and Anora, on hand with various family members. Several kids were involved which required the hiding and finding of lots of Easter eggs. Greg Badure said they have been staying fairly close to home this week, in part because the kids had colds and such. There wasn’t even Sunday school on Sunday since teacher, Merry Willard, called and said she wasn’t in to fighting muddy roads to come in that day. Greg said they will go back to the 12-hour days required for rest-area maintenance starting in mid-May. Out at the ranch, Al and Bax are into calving and are being assisted this year again by Paul Scherff. Paul works most of the year on a dude ranch, the H F Bar, near Buffalo and Sheridan, Wyoming. It is in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains. This is the same ranch
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Construction has moved inside the nursing home this week as the sprinkler system is being installed. It is quite noisy and dusty, but progress is being made quickly. Emma Jarl enjoyed the company of Bonnie Madsen on Saturday. Many friends stopped in to see Emma on her 98th birthday this week. Family members Stan, Debi, Trey, Savanna and Steve Knispel were present. Harold Schnee welcomed his daughter, Carol LaBau, on Saturday to celebrate his 95th birthday. Larry Grimme called on Harold. Rob and Teresa Smith, Harold and Mary's daughter from Little Rock, AR, were here this week. Joyce Handcock received several visitors on Saturday: Jim and Kathy Rock; Brice, MaKenna and Hayden Rock; and Preston, Bailey and Paisley Patterson. On Sunday, Tayta and Cappie West and Sanna and Brandon Rock came in to see Grandma Joyce. During the week Bonnie Ferguson, Jim and Kathy Rock, Kwincy Ferguson, and Sanna and Madalyn Rock were in to visit with Joyce. Mary Bull Bear visited with her daughter, Sonia, on Saturday. Granddaughters Nevaeh and Carsyn Pierce were in to see Mary on Sunday. Lova Bushnell stopped in to visit several friends on Saturday. Patty Patterson spent time with Preston, Bailey and Paisley Patterson on Saturday. Tammy Carlson visited with her mother on Sunday. Polly Kujawa enjoyed time with her son, Jim, this week. Ruth Klundt celebrated her birthday and her husband, Lyle, took her out to supper. Becky Chapman had a pleasant time with her family, Jodie O’Bryan, Faye O’Bryan, JD, Stormie and Ruby. Pastor Art visited with Joby Gerry, Carol Borelsen and Joyce Handcock on Monday. Pastor Ray Greenseth spent time with Mary Ellen Herbaugh on Monday. Dwight Louder had a good visit with his wife, Dorothy, and son, Kevin, on Wednesday. Sylvan Kruse enjoyed time with his brother, Charlie, on Friday.
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State Fair looks for South Dakota talent
A long-time tradition at the South Dakota State Fair is the Sherwin Linton Show on the Centennial Stage, and the popular musician is looking for South Dakota talent to join him this summer at the Fair. A large part of Linton’s time is spent finding and presenting South Dakota talent at the State Fair. The Fair and Linton are asking for musicians, singers and variety performers to submit materials to the Fair for consideration to perform as guests with “The Sherwin Linton Show,” which performs three times daily on the Centennial Stage during the State Fair. “We like to invite entertainers of all ages, both professional and nonprofessional, to be on stage with us. They may use pre-recorded tracks for backup or play their own instruments,” Linton said. “The experience and exposure are very positive things not only for our audience but also the performers.” Linton invited two of last year’s guests, 18-year-old Lane Moore of Vivian and eight-year-old Delaney Johnston of Summit, to sing on his show at the Midwest Country Music Theater in Sandstone, Minn. The Midwest Country show is aired nationally each week on the RFD TV Network. For consideration for the 2012 South Dakota State Fair, please submit a photo, brief bio and CD or DVD to: Sherwin Linton, Centennial Stage, South Dakota State Fair, 890 3rd Street SW, Huron, SD 57350. The 2012 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 3. Channel Seeds Preview night will be Wednesday, Aug. 29. For more information on State Fair events, contact the Fair office at 800-5290900, visit www.sdstatefair.com or find it on Facebook and Twitter.
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Word was received by relatives and friends this past week of the death of Gerald Kerkvliet of Salem. Jerry passed away on Thursday, April 12 in Sioux Falls. He was the husband of the former Faye Parke and they were residents of Kadoka until just a few years ago, when they moved to Salem. His funeral was held Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Salem. Sympathy is extended to his family. Mary Petras has been discharged from the Philip hospital and is now a resident of the Kadoka Nursing Home. Her daughters, Marcene Buehrer of E. Alton, IL., and Marsha and Mark Rayfield of Granby, CO., spent several days in Kadoka helping their mom get settled and visiting their brother and wife, Gary and Linda Petras. On Sunday Jody Petras and friend, John, of Rapid City and Bruce and Virginia Conlee of Black Hawk visited in the Petras home. Cindy and Kenny Wilmarth drove to Deadwood on Wednesday of last week where they attended the food show held there. On Saturday they went to Belle Fourche to the track meet, which took place on a very chilly, rainy day. On their way home they had supper at the Tricia and Kyle Amiotte home in Piedmont. They helped their daughter, Tricia, and their grandson, Cedar, celebrate their birthdays. Rob and Theresa Smith of Little Rock, AR, arrived in Kadoka on Friday. They are with the Family Life Ministries and Rob spoke in the Presbyterian Church on Sunday. While here they were guests of Boyd and Pat Porch. Theresa is the daughter of Mary Schnee. The Smiths left for their home on Sunday afternoon. Orville and Shirley Josserand entertained several relatives for Easter Sunday dinner on April 8. Among those present were Joe and June Wanczyk of Wall; Merilee Grimes, Levi and Elissa Grimes and children, Austin and Jessica Jean Grimes and sons, and Tom Grimes, all of Kadoka; Lindsey Davila and a friend, Matt Davis of Rapid City; Coleen and Matt McHolland of Fallbrook, CA, and Stacy Green and son, Lane, of Box Elder. The April meeting of Jackson County Unit 27, American Legion Auxiliary, was held on April 12 at the Community Room of the Gateway Apartments. Linda Riggins, Co-District President gave her report on the District Meeting which was held in Rapid City in March. She stated that the new District President is Janet Wasserburger of Rapid City and she will take over the position at the June Department Convention, which will be in Watertown. The only junior that will be attending Girls State is Kwincy Ferguson. Tessa Stout and Mariah Pierce have conflicting schedules and cannot attend the upcoming session. The Americanism Poem and Essay winners were announced and are as follows: poems – Grade four, Eve Patterson, first; Kaylee O’Daniel, second; Grade five, Kaylee Eisenbraun, first; Anna Stone, second; Class V – Tory Lurz, first, and Kianna Badure, second. Essays – Grade 3 and 4, Jarred Hicks, first and Gabrielle Sitting Up, second; Grade 5 and 6, Jacob Young, first and Alyssa Ciritak, second. All the first place winners also won in the district and their poems and essays were sent on for Department competition. Six large quilts and 14 laprobes were taken to the Veterans Hospital in Ft. Meade this past month. The next meeting will be held on May 10. Jeff Willert rode in a couple rodeos this past week. He had no winning score in Pocatello, ID, but tied for first place in Logandale, NV, with a score of 83 and getting a check for $3,701. The last week in March he rode in Fargo, ND, placing fourth with a score of 75 and adding $520 to his overall winnings. Depending on the draw, he plans to ride in Red Bluff, CA, in a rodeo on April 20-22.
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Michael Goetzinger, County Executive Director
FARM PROGRAM SIGNUP The Jackson County-Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that the deadline to enroll in the 2012 Direct and CounterCyclical Payment (DCP) or Farm Program is June 1. DCP provides payments to eligible producers on farms enrolled for the 2012 crop year. There are two types of DCP payments: direct payments and counter-cyclical payments. Both are calculated using the base acres and payment yields established for the farm. DCP is authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill). Participating producers agree, among other things, to apply conservation compliance plans on Highly Erodible land, control weeds/pests and follow the swampbuster/sodbuster provisions. FARM LOAN PROGRAMS The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) FSA makes direct and guaranteed farm ownership (FO) and operating loans (OL) to family-size farmers and ranchers who cannot obtain commercial credit from a bank, Farm Credit System institution, or other lenders. HYPERL I N K "http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/new sReleases?area=newsroom&subject=landing&topic=pfs&newstype=prfactsheet&type=detail&it em=pf_20120330_farln_en_frmln1 2.html" \t "_top" FSA loans can be used to purchase land, livestock, equipment, feed, seed, and supplies. Our loans can also be used to construct buildings or make farm improvements. FSA also makes operating loans of up to $5,000 to eligible individual rural youths age 10 through 20 to finance income-producing, agriculture-related projects. The project must be of modest size, educational, and initiated, developed and carried out by rural youths participating in 4-H clubs, FFA or a similar organization. The project must be an organized and supervised program of work. It must be planned and operated with the assistance of the organization advisor, produce sufficient income to repay the loan, and provide the youth with practical business and educational experience in agriculture-related skills. Many FSA HYPERLINK "http://forms.sc.egov.usda.gov/eFor ms/welcomeAction.do?Home" \t "_new" loan application forms and information are available on our website @ HYPERLINK " h t t p : / / w w w. f s a . u s d a . g o v " www.fsa.usda.gov. We also encourage you to contact your HYPERL I N K "http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?state=us&agency=fsa" \t "_new" local USDA Service Center to learn more about our programs and the information you will need for a complete application. IMPORTANT DATES •USDA Ag Service Center closed in observance of Memorial Day – May 28 •Final day to obtain 2011 crop sunflowers & grain sorghum grain loans- May 31 •As mentioned above, the deadline to enroll in the 2012 Direct and Counter-Cyclical PaymentDCP or Average Crop Revenue Election-ACRE or a.k.a. Farm Program is June 1 •Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payment Program (SURE) 2010 crop disaster – June 1 •2011 ACRE Production Evidence – July 15; •Deadline to Report Acres – July 15.
Kadoka to host Pacesetter basketball camp June 4-6
Kadoka Area School will host a Pacesetter Basketball Camp for all boys and girls entering grades 3-12 Monday – Wednesday, June 4-6 at the Kadoka City Auditorium. All boys and girls entering grades 3-5 will meet from 8:00-9:30 a.m., all boys and girls entering grades 6-8 will meet from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon and all boys and girls entering grades 9-12 will meet from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Each session is limited to the first 24 players to register. Players registered by May 1 are offered a discount. The Pacesetter “Fundamentals for Champions” program stresses a solid foundation of instruction, followed by drills to simulate game situations, and games to help develop the skills into habit. The Pacesetter staff is compromised of former state champions, college coaches, or highly successful high school coaches who love teaching basketball to young people. Pacesetter focuses on teaching the most important skills to make the greatest possible improvement in a few days. Registration forms are available from Coach Mark Reiman. Interested players or parents may also call Pacesetter directly at 320-2437460, check the website at www.pacesetter.com, or email Pacesetter Director Jeff McCarron at jeff@pacesetternet.com.
Awarded … Harry Weller poses with his National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association plaque. He received the award for 15 years as an athletic director.
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Saturday, April 21
at Club 27 • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Norwex Cookie Lee Princess House Miche Pampered Chef Partylite Mary Kay Just For Fun Tupperware
Parents: Jeffrey Patterson & Cally Carlson Rapid City, SD ~ ~ Proud Grandparents ~ ~
Charlie & Kathleen Carlson, Kadoka Grant & Susan Patterson, Kadoka
Russ Hicks
Sunday, April 29
at 2 p.m.
Gateway Apts. Community Room, Kadoka
Cards may be sent to: 24080 South Creek Road Kadoka, SD 57543
Great Grandparents
Jim & Pat Murdock, Whitewater, MT Lillian Carlson, Kadoka Adeline Kaufman, Delmont Patty Patterson, Kadoka Jerry Patterson, Kadoka
No gifts please. Let your presence be your gift.
This & That …
Kadoka is host to Harry Weller Track Meet
The Harry Weller track meet was held in Kadoka on Tuesday, April 10. Boys Events Discus 3rd Logan Ammons 133.11 4x200 Relay 4th Kadoka 1:42.4 1600 Meter Run 2nd Clint Stout 4:58.5 4x100 Relay 4th Kadoka 49.2
Kenar VanderMay, Chandlier Sudbeck, Brady Sudbeck, Sean Ireland
April 19, 2012 • Kadoka Press •
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2012 Center of the Nation Invitational, April 14
Girls Events Girls 100 Meter Dash 13, Terkildsen, G., 14.69. 15, Dale, D., 14.86, 27. Pierce, M., 15.89. Girls 400 Meter Dash 5, Herber, S., 1:08.67. 8, Ferguson, K., 1:10.76. 24, Pierce, M., 1:22.02. Girls 1600 Meter Run 1, Carlson, T., 5:44.88. 4, Sudbeck, S., 6:25.36. 11, Anderson M., 6:55.49. Girls 3200 Meter Run 3, Sudbeck, S., 13:12.00. 7, Anderson, M., 14:38.05. Girls 100 Meter Hurdles 6, Pierce, M., 20.06. Girls 300 Meter Hurdles 8, Pierce, M., 1:00.86. Girls 4x100 Meter Relay 3, Kadoka Area 58.06. Girls 4x200 Meter Relay 5, Kadoka Area 2:01.96. Girls 4x800 Meter Relay 1, Kadoka Area 10:31.70. Girls 1600 Sprint Medley 3, Kadoka Area 5:00.93. Girls High Jump 7, Jorgensen, R., 4-03. Girls Long Jump 4, Rasmussen, K., 14-04.50. 8, Terkildsen, G., 13-07. Girls Triple Jump 3, Rasmussen, K., 30-07. 9, Terkildsen, G., 28-06.75. 14, Jorgensen, R., 25-10. Girls Shot Put 14, Word, M., 24-05. Boys Events Boys 100 Meter Dash 31, Merchen, T., 14.09. Boys 1600 Meter Run 23, Anderson, B., 6:18.80. 26, Merchen, T., 6:38.17. Boys 3200 Meter Run 13, Anderson, B., 12:46.57. 14 Boys 110 Meter Hurdles 4, Sudbeck, C., 18.95. Boys 300 Meter Hurdles 4, Sudbeck, C., 45.32. Boys 4x200 Meter Relay 7, Kadoka Area 1:41.82. Boys 4x800 Meter Relay 5, Kadoka Area 9:48.01. Boys 1600 Sprint Medley 3, Kadoka Area 4:06.16. Boys Shot Put 8, Ammons, L., 37-05. Boys Discus 2, Ammons, L., 127-02.
High Jump 5th Raven Jorgensen 4’5 Pole Valt 4th Jerica Coller 5’6 4x800 Relay 1st Kadoka 10:32.5 100 Meter Hurdles 5th Marti Herber 19.4 4x200 Relay 1st Kadoka 2:01.7 1600 Meter Run 1st Tia Carlson 5:42.5 6th Scout Sudbeck 6:28.4 4x100 Relay 2nd Kadoka 57.3 400 Meter Dash 6th Shaley Herber 1:08.6 Medley Relay 3rd Kadoka 4:56.1
Taylor Merchen, Marti Herber, Tess Byrd, Victoria Letellier Tess Byrd, Shaley Herber, Victoria Letellier, Tia Carlson
KAHS students explore MTI in Mitchell
400 Meter Dash 5th Sean Ireland 55.7 300 Meter Hurdles 4th Chandlier Sudbeck 45.3 Medley Relay 1st Kadoka 4:06.8
Kenar VanderMay, True Buchholz, Brady Sudbeck, Wyatt Enders
Taylor Merchen, Destiny Dale, Gusti Terkildsen, Kwincy Ferguson
300 Meter Hurdles 4th Chandlier Sudbeck 45.3 4x400 Relay 2nd Kadoka 3:49.8
Kenar VanderMay, Brady Sudbeck, Clint Stout, Sean Ireland
Girls Events Long Jump 2nd Kate Rasmussen 14’6 5th Gusti Terkildsen 13’1.75 Triple Jump 3rd Kate Rasmussen 30’6.5
Sam Pretty Bear, Chandlier Sudbeck, Clint Stout, Sean Ireland
800 Meter Run 1st Tia Carlson 2:30 3200 Meter Run 4th Scout Sudbeck 13:31.2 4x400 Meter Relay 2nd Kadoka 4:34.9
Tess Byrd, Shaley Herber, Victoria Letellier, Tia Carlson
Taylor Merchen, Victoria Letellier, Shaley Herber, Tess Byrd
FFA competition continues, headed to state convention in Brookings
"The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort." -Colin Powell The Kadoka FFA Chapter is back at it again! On April 4th the CDE teams traveled to Philip and Wall to compete in the District FFA Career Development Event. Once again all of the teams did great, pushing to the fullest potential of each student. The Farm Management team placed first with Brandon Dale placing 2nd individually, Chance Knutson placed 3rd, Kenar VanderMay in 5th and Sean Ireland picking up the 8th position. The Natural Resources team placed 3rd overall, with CIint Stout in 8th place, and Aage Cepecha in 10th independently. The Livestock Judging team had a rough go overall, but Jed Brown  lead the team with a 6thplace finish. The Horse Judging  team placed 1st. Nicole VanderMay placed first individually, with Tessa Stout trailing close behind in 3rd place. Logan Ammons was 4th, True Buchholz 6th and Katie Lensegrav took 7th. This was the first time that all of the Horse Judging team placed in the top ten. It is a very great accomplishment. The Range Plant I.D. team had another 1st-place finish in the team standings. Kate Rasmussen placed 1st independently, with Austin Thayer in 4th, Myles Addison 6th and Logan Christensen in 7th place. This week the FFA Chapter will be traveling to the State Convention in Brookings, SD. A follow up of the convention will be with held in the following week’s paper. As always, we appreciate your support of the FFA Chapter. --Tessa Stout
tured above), and also pictured bottom with Syder Sanftner, Chris Anderson and Ty Merchen spent a day exploring the Mitchell Technical Institute. --courtesy photo On Wednesday the 11th of April, five students from Kadoka Area High School attended the Mitchell Technical Institute’s exploration day. Bri Stone and Sierra Sitting Up explored the culinary school and were able to check out housing options as well. Ty Merchen, Ryder Sanftner and Chris Anderson took in the power sports major, farm and industrial tech, carpentry and diesel engines. The students represented Kadoka well, and seemed impressed with the new building and advancement that is taking place at MTI. Below are some of the student responses from the day. What I can say about the trip is it was very fun -- there was some stuff I like and didn’t really like. I didn’t like the ag technical because there was too much talking and they were saying stuff I all ready know. But my last class was very good -- we got to see a lot of equipment they worked on. I really liked Mitchell but I would like to see what other schools have too. --Ty Merchen The MTI visit helped me learn more about what kind of thing I am able to do, my career was carpentry, it’s what I was looking at doing. But I found out a lot about power sports and farm power. I talked a lot about types of financial aid and where I could live; I found more about road construction and power line careers. At this point I don't know what I am doing, but I have a lot of information about the careers, financial aid and types of scholarships I might try and find. I have a lot to think about until I graduate, but at least I know what kind of classes I could take to help me in tech school. I’ll have to get my grades up and come in on time to school. I’ll have to try a lot more to get my grades up and keep them up, if I want to go to MTI, but I think I am going to have to grow up a little before I start thinking about a school and actually pass high school! --Chris Anderson I felt like the trip to Mitchell was a great learning experience to see the type of environment that I will be working in and the way that you behave in a shop such as the way our tour guides showed us they act. I felt like this gave me a better outlook at going to school there and I believe I will. Thank you for your patience and cooperation on helping us out and taking time out of your day to show us what we can look forward to in college. --Ryder Sanftner
A look at college life … Sierra Sitting Up and Bri Stone (pic-
Parent’s Night
medley relay at the track meet on Tuesday, April 10 in Kadoka. The relay team of Kenar VanderMay, Sudbeck, Stout and Sean Ireland took first place with a time of 4:06.8. --photos by Robyn Jones
Medley relay … Brady Sudbeck hands off to Clint Stout during the
at the Kadoka School April 19th • 5 to 8 p.m.
Love & Logic
techniques presented by Myrna Becker
Supper will be served & Child care provided
The Kadoka Area School District will be conducting their annual pre-school and kindergarten screening on Wednesday, May 16th. All pre-school children ages birth through five and any six-year-olds that are new to the district and have not previously been screened are eligible for testing. This includes all children in the Kadoka Area School District -- Kadoka, Long Valley, Interior and Midland. Sara Speer, Birth to Three Coordinator, will be available for testing and questions. This screening is free and will help determine the specific needs of individual children. It will help answer questions about developmental progress or school readiness skills. The preschool screening will include a check of speech, language, vision, hearing and motor skill development. Someone from Jackson County Health will be there to conduct the hearing and vision screening and to check shot records. Parents are asked to call Danielle at 837-2173 and register their children. Only those kindergarten children not already attending pre-school need to call and register. This will help in child count for pre-school and kindergarten enrollment. Parents will be called to schedule appointments for this screening. Parents with questions concerning the screening and/or scheduling are requested to call the elementary office or Pam Bonenberger, pre-school/speech, or Becky Keegan, kindergarten, at 837-2173.
There will also be Head Start sign up.
Everyone Invited!
Pacesetter Basketball Camp Mon. – Wed., June 4-6 at the Kadoka City Auditorium
All boys and girls entering grades 3-5 will meet from 8:00-9:30 a.m. All boys and girls entering grades 6-8 will meet from 9:30 a.m. – noon All boys and girls entering grades 9-12 will meet from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Each session is limited to the first 24 players to register.
Players registered by May 1 are offered a discount.
Registration forms are available from Coach Mark Reiman. Interested players or parents may also call Pacesetter directly at 320-243-7460, check the website at www.pacesetter.com or email Pacesetter Director Jeff McCarron at jeff@pacesetternet.com.
Triple Jump …
Kate Rasmussen took third place with a jump of 30’ 6 1/2”.
Long jump … Gusti Terkild-
sen made a jump of 13’ 1.75” which captured fifth place.
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documents for the extent of the additions and renovations. The work will be completed per the "Summary of the Work," as is listed in the project specifications. It is suggested that the bidder review the "Contract Documents" consisting of the project specifications and contract drawings completely in addition to visiting the actual site. Bids will be received for a single prime contract on a lump sum basis for all the required work. All construction will conform to the latest Standards of the International Building Code. PRE-BID MEETING There will be a non-mandatory pre-bid meeting on April 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. MST. The meeting will review the project requirements and both the Architect and Owner will be available for questions at that time. The meeting place will begin at the School District Offices, 800 Bayberry Street, Kadoka, SD. INSPECTION OF DOCUMENTS All bids shall be in accordance with forms and specifications attached to and made a part of the contract documents. Contract documents including plans and specifications may be examined at the following locations: Baldridge & Nelson Architects and Engineers, Inc., Sioux Falls, SD Plains Builders Exchange, Sioux Falls and Rapid City, SD Sioux Falls Builders Exchange, Sioux Falls, SD Construction Industry Center, Rapid City, SD COPIES OF THE DOCUMENTS Bidders may obtain copies of the contract documents at the office of the Architect – Baldridge & Nelson Architects and Engineers, Inc., 408 W. Lotta Street, Suite 2, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, 605-3347179, in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. No partial sets will be issued. Only one set will be issued to bidders. Bidders must provide a 24 HR notice prior to picking up contract documents. RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS This Advertisement for Bids does not commit the Owner to award a contract, nor to pay any costs incurred in the preparation of bid(s) or to procure supplies. The Owner reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any informalities or irregularities and to re-advertise when it is in the best interest of the Kadoka School District. BID SECURITY Each bid shall be accompanied by a certified check, cashier’s check or draft in the amount of 5% of the base bid and all add alternates and drawn on a State or National Bank or a 10% bid bond issued by a Surety authorized to do business in the State of South Dakota and made payable to the Kadoka School District 35-2. PERFORMANCE AND PAYMENT SECURITY The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory performance and payment bonds in the amount of 100% of the amount of the Contract Award. Bids received which do not fully comply with the above provisions and any deficient bids submitted may be resealed and returned to the bidder. No bids shall be withdrawn for a period of sixty (60) days after the opening of the bids without the consent of the Owner. Eileen Stolley Business Manager Kadoka Area School District 35-2 [Published April 12, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $48.74]
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Kadoka Area spelling contest winners announced
BIDDING Sealed bids for the Interior Repairs for the Kadoka Area School District, Kadoka, South Dakota, will be received by the Kadoka School District no later than 2:00pm CDT May 4, 2012. Bids will be opened at this time. Bids will be received at the school district offices located 800 Bayberry Street, Kadoka, SD 57543. The Board of Education will act on the bids at their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., at the school district offices in Kadoka, SD. The project consists of interior gypsum board repairs at the Kadoka Schools Great Hall, Kadoka, SD. Refer to the
1st grade … Front row (L-R): 1st Ian VanderMay,
2nd Felicity Keegan, 3rd Alissa Janis. Back row: 4th Bobbi Fisher, 5th Emilia VanderMay, alt. Jordan Grimes.
2nd grade … Front row (L-R): 1st Xavier Wright, 2nd Jayden Leach, 3rd Kash Block. Back row: 4th Abby Finn, 5th Denton Good, alt. Ashley Hand.
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Notice is hereby given that the Kadoka Area School District No. 35-2 of Kadoka, South Dakota has been audited by DeSmet and Biggs, LLP, Certified Public Accountants for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011. A detailed report thereon is available for public inspection, during normal business hours, at the business office of the School District, and also available at the Department of Legislative Audit in Pierre, South Dakota or on the Department of Legislative Audit website at http:www.state.sd.us/legislativeaudit/Reports/reports_all.htm. The report also contains the auditor’s findings and recommendations concerning less significant deficiencies in internal control at the district. [Published April 12, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $11.56]
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7th grade … Front row (L-R): Jacob Rosales, 2nd Ciara Stoddard, 3rd Emma Stone. Back row: 5th Miranda Dale, 4th McKenzie Stilwell, alt. Carson Good (not pictured). 8th grade …
Front row (L-R): Tigh Livermont, 2nd Allie Romero, 3rd Braden Letellier. Back row: 4th Nathan WoodenKnife, 5th Briaunna Williams, alt. Jerica Coller.
Jones County to host West River Spelling Contest
Jones County will be hosting the next level of the spelling contest on Monday, May 7 at 12:00 noon MT. All the above first through fifth place winners in each grade will be competing. Words for the contest will come from the Eaton’s True Blue Speller. The contestants will take a written test, with only the contestants, pronouncers and monitors allowed in the room. All contestants will take the first 25 words. Round two will consist of ten words with additional rounds consisting of five words each. The decision of the correctors will be final. Each participant will receive a certificate of participation. Awards will be handed out to the top five finishers in each grade at the awards ceremony. Schools taking part in the contest will be Kadoka, Jones County, Philip and White River.
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AUCTIONS POSITION OPEN: Kadoka Area School District is seeking applications for an Elementary Principal. Application can be found on the Kadoka Area School District website. Applications must include cover letter, resume, and references, and submitted either electronically to Jamie.Hermann@k12.sd.us or mail to Kadoka Area School District, Attn: Jamie Hermann, 800 Bayberry St., PO Box 99, Kadoka, SD 57543. Kadoka Area School District is an EOE. KP40-3tc ACCEPTING BIDS: Kadoka Area School District 35-2 is accepting bids to provide the school lunch program at the Midland School. The bid will include ordering, preparing, serving, and clean up after lunch each and every day school is in session. Student milk and free commodities will be available to the successful bidder and these fluctuate on a monthly basis. Please submit bids on a per plate basis to: Kadoka Area School 35-2, Attn: Jamie Hermann, PO Box 99, Kadoka, SD 57543, 605-837-2175 ext. 100. Application deadline is May 1, 2012. The Kadoka Area School District reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. KP40-2tc POSITION OPEN: The Kadoka Area School is accepting applications for a K-12 instrumental music instructor for the 2012-2013 school year. Applications are available on the school website at www.kadoka.k12.sd.us and can be submitted through e-mail or postal mail Attn: Jamie Hermann. EOE. KP39-3tc KADOKA CITY-WIDE RUMMAGE SALE: Saturday, June 2. tfn HOUSEKEEPERS WANTED: Full or part-time positions available. Applicants must be prompt and have attention to detail. Positions available at Budget Host Sundowner and America’s Best Value Inn. Apply at ABVI or call Joe at 808-284-1865. KP38-tfn NOW TAKING CONSIGNMENTS! Machinery & Miscellaneous Auction at Philip Livestock Auction on Saturday, May 19. Poster deadline Monday, April 23. Please call 605-859-2577 to consign. KP32-10tc HILDEBRAND STEEL & CONCRETE: ALL types of concrete work. Rich, Colleen and Haven Hildebrand. Toll-free: 1-877-867-4185; Office, 837-2621; Rich, cell 4312226; Haven, cell 490-2926; Jerry, cell 488-0291. KP5-tfc WEST RIVER EXCAVATION: will do all types of trenching, ditching and directional boring work. See Craig, Diana, Sauntee or Heidi Coller, Kadoka, SD, or call 605/8372690. Craig cell 390-8087, Sauntee 390-8604, email cell wrex@gwtc.net. 27-tfc APARTMENTS: Spacious one-bedroom units, all utilities included. Young or old. Need rental assistance or not, we can house you. Just call 1-800-481-6904 or stop in the lobby and pick up an application. Gateway Apartments, Kadoka. 36-tfc BACKHOE AND TRENCHING: Peters Excavation, Inc. Excavation work of all types. Call Brent Peters, 837-2945 or 381-5568 (cell). KP24-tfc SEPTIC TANK PUMPING: Call 8372243 or contact Wendell Buxcel, Kadoka, SD. 10-tfc POSTER BOARD: White and colored. At the Kadoka Press. tfc RUBBER STAMPS: Can be ordered at the Kadoka Press. Regular or self-inking styles. tfc STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED: South Dakota's best advertising buy! A 25word classified ad in each of the states’ 150 daily and weekly newspapers. Your message reaches 375,000 households for just $150.00! This newspaper can give you the complete details. Call (605) 837-2259. tfc SCRATCH PADS: 50 cents each at the Kadoka Press. tfc WESTERN AUCTION: Buick 45,000 mi. Car, 2011 Enclosed Trailer, 2800 Gold & Silver Coins, 59 Guns, Antiques, Artifacts, Furniture, Art, Apr 28-29, Wall, SD, 1-605-5443316,www.PiroutekAuction.com EDUCATION MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES needed! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant! No experience needed! Local job training. Placement available. HS diploma or GED and PC needed! 1-888-926-7884. EMPLOYMENT GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or permanent. No experience necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online www.sdwork.org. CUSTER REGIONAL SENIOR CARE is searching for dedicated, caring nurses to join our team. We have full and part time LPN and RN positions available. We offer excellent benefits and competitive wages. For more information please contact TerryAnn Scott at (605) 673-2237 ext. 29 or log onto www.regionalhealth.com to apply. EEOC/AA. SELL CABLE TV, Internet and Phone throughout SD. Great Income, Travel Required. Need vehicle, valid drivers license. Must pass background check. Call Matt 1-888-657-0791. WANTED: SERVICE TECHNICIANS at a stable dealership with three locations in South Dakota and four locations in Nebraska. Excellent benefit package. A/C service departments. Wages DOE. For locations and phone numbers check our website: www.grossenburg.com. EQUIPMENT OPERATOR/MAINTENANCE Worker: Full-time. Must have commercial driver’s license/able to obtain within 3 months of hire date. Benefits package. Position open until filled. Apply: Haakon Co. Highway Dept., 22260 Lake Waggoner Rd., Philip, SD 57567. 605/859-2472. HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE FOREMAN, full time, Pierre area. Must have CDL, supervisory experience preferred. Wage DOQ. Contact DOL or Hughes County, 605-773-7477. Closes April 27. EOE. TRI COOP ELEVATOR, Gully, MN, is seeking a qualified General Man-
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Bob Fanning, Plant Pathology Field Specialist • 605-842-1267 2012 Wheat GDD Ahead of Normal; Frost Damage? As the warm winter of 2011-12 transitioned to a warm spring, a common topic of conversation has been the winter wheat getting too big too fast. The threat of a late spring frost, when wheat is in an advanced growth stage and impacts to yields are greater is still possible. To determine how far ahead of normal the 2012 winter wheat crop is; visit the South Dakota “Automatic Weather Data Network (AWDN) archived degree days” website: http://climate.sdstate.edu/awdn/archive/degreedays.asp. Choose the time period you are interested in and the automatic weather station you would like to calculate Growing Degree Days (GDD) for. For wheat GDD, enter 32 in the GDD box and 95/32 in the methods boxes. Wheat GDD advanced early and quickly in 2012 compared to normal in most or all locations in South Dakota. At the Hamill, SD AWDN, from February 1 to April 10, accumulated wheat GDD were 934, compared to the normal level of 510. With a normal accumulation of wheat GDD of 15 per day for this time of year, one can calculate that winter wheat development is approximately 4 weeks ahead of normal. The growth stages of wheat are not strictly tied to, but highly dependent on GDD. The early and rapid progress of wheat GDD in 2012 has led to winter wheat growth stages advancing much earlier in the year than normal. The progress of wheat growth stages is also affected by the photoperiod (length of day) and vernalization (cold temperature) requirements of various varieties. Data for accumulated GDD for the various growth stages of wheat can be found in the Montana State University publication, “Using Growing Degree Days to Predict Plant Stages.”: http://msuextension.org/publications/AgandNaturalResources/MT200103AG.pdf. Reports of early-planted winter wheat beginning to joint in southcentral South Dakota began coming in as early as April 6. With 50% probability of the last spring frost (28 degrees F) ranging from midApril to Mid-May across most of the wheat growing area in South Dakota, plenty of opportunity remains for damaging frosts to occur. The last spring frost can also occur later than the “50% probability” dates, and an analysis conducted by SDSU Extension Climatologists suggests that late spring frosts are more common following dry winters. The Kansas State University publication: “Spring Freeze Injury to Kansas Wheat”: http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/library/cr psl2/c646.pdf is an excellent resource to assess freeze injury to wheat. The growth stages, approximate temperature (duration of 2 hours) at which injury occurs, and yield effects are: tillering – 12 degrees F, slight to moderate; jointing – 24 degrees F, moderate to severe; boot – 28 degrees F, moderate to severe; heading – 30 degrees F, severe; flowering – 30 degrees F, severe; milk – 28 degrees F, moderate to severe; and dough – 28 degrees F, slight to moderate. For more information, visit http://igrow.org/ or contact your Regional Extension Center. Buckbrush (Western Snowberry) Control A question recently came in regarding control of buckbrush, or western snowberry in pastures. Herbicides rated “Good” for buckbrush control in “Weed Control in Pasture & Range” include 2,4-D, Escort and Chaparral. This and other publications in the SDSU Weed Control factsheet series are available at your Extension Center or online at: http://www.sdstate.edu/ps/extension/weed-mgmt/weed-mgmtpubs.cfm. Calendar 4/27-29/2012: State 4-H Shoot, Expo Center, Ft. Pierre, SD 5/1-2/2012: Growing SD Conference, Brookings, SD
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Controlling meal costs tips
There are many ways to stretch your food dollar. Everyone wants to get their money’s worth in food these days. Healthful eating doesn’t have to cost more. It might even cost less. Healthy foods give you more value for your dollar. Controlling food costs wisely involves careful grocery shopping. You will spend more if you are hungry, so try to eat something before you go shopping. Consider shopping alone; it may allow you more time to read labels and compare prices if you aren’t distracted by family members. Read labels so you’ll know what you are paying for. Compare cost of similar food items by using unit pricing. To find the best buy, you need to compare the costs of the amounts you need for a meal or for a serving. Planning ahead will assist you in spending less on food. Write a weekly meal plan. It should include all daily meals plus snacks and even those eaten away from home. Try to include at least one “planned over” meal per week to use leftover food from another meal. Check your fridge and cupboards to see what you already have on hand, then make a shopping list and stick to it. When shopping, choose basic, nutritious foods rather than readyto-eat, highly processed and refined foods. Foods that are more convenient usually cost more. As an example, consider choosing unsweetened fruit juice, water or low fat milk instead of soft drinks. Another option would be to select homemade, lightly salted popcorn, dry roasted nuts or natural nuts, instead of snack chips. Try to shop just once a week. It’s easier to make wise choices if you shop less often. Use coupons for foods you really want. A food isn’t a good deal if no one eats it. Sometimes processed foods are less expensive, but they are usually higher in fat, sugar, salt and artificial ingredients and lower in vitamins, minerals and fiber. These types of foods are fine to eat once in a while, but you should plan to select more nutritious foods to eat daily. Food is a manageable expense, so it can be a focus for reduced spending when money is tight. By planning ahead and managing your money wisely, you can still serve meals that are delicious and nutritious. Go to http://www.mealsmatter.org/MealPlanning/ for meal planning tools created to make healthy meal planning easier for your family. --by Ann Schwader, Nutrition Field Specialist SDSU Extension-Winner Regional Extension Center
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After the April 9 freeze, many South Dakotan's are asking, "What will last night's freeze do to my trees?" Not as much as you think, is John Ball's answer. The SDSU professor, SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture, Forestry Health Specialist, says some of the tree's foliage will recover, some foliage will show blackened margins but otherwise recover, and some trees will lose most of their leaves from the frost however, the good news is much of this foliage will be replaced. "The tender foliage on trees that are leafing out is sensitive to freeze injury and I already saw some wilting leaves this morning, however, fortunately many tree species to have a "reserve chute" and will put out a second set of leaves in the next few weeks to replace the lost ones," Ball said. He adds, "We saw this about three years ago in the north-central part of the state and the trees recovered just fine. The biggest problem will be the flowering trees." Ball explains that once the flowers are killed, that's it. "You will not get replacement flowers this spring, so the loss of the flowers means no fruit this fall on the pears and plums that are in bloom right now," he said. "At least in the northern half of the state the apples have not bloomed yet so they should be fine. But in the southern half of South Dakota, where the apples were blooming, we may see less fruit set on apples as well as the other fruit tree crops." For more information and answers to tree-related questions, visit iGrow.org.
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