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KADOKA PRESS
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Volume 105 Number 45 May 24, 2012
KNH celebrates National Nursing Home week with a cookout
money was designated to be used toward employees and each facility could designate how they wanted to apply the money. However, they needed to send a letter to social services letting them know how the money was used. “This was a one-time bonus to our employees and it was divided by the longevity of the employees working here,” Sanftner said. She said it also included the college summer workers who will be returning this summer. One employee, Cathy Ireland, has worked in the kitchen for over 10 years, was given a plant and a card. The meal was mainly provided for those who volunteer at the nursing home, the residents, staff and board of directors. Members of the board of directors were in charge of grilling burgers, brats and hot dogs and they also furnished the salads. The nursing home purchased the meat, buns and drinks and Ruby Sanftner provided baked beans. The evening ended with a small tallet show -- piano, singing, hoolahoop and staff members singing.
derMay manned the grills at the Kadoka Nursing Home appreciation cookout Wednesday evening. --photos by Ronda Dennis ~ by Ronda Dennis ~ In celebration of National Nursing Home Week, May 13-18, the Kadoka Nursing Home hosted a cookout Wednesday evening. This was held for employees, volunteers and their families and the board of directors. “It was a successful joint effort,” said Ruby Sanftner. She said all the volunteers were given thank yous. The high point of the evening was giving a bonus to all of the 42 employees. Sanftner said Medicaid gave each nursing home facility a onetime payment, calculated on the 2010 Medicaid cost report. The
The aroma of a cookout … Larry Dolezal (L) and Chuck Van-
Time to say goodbye to the walls of KAHS … Twenty high school seniors took time for one last class photo before graduation on Sunday, May 20. Back row (L-R): Sonya Romero, Eleanor Perkins, Briana Stone, Le’Anna Buxcel, Jace Standing Bear, Brandon Dale, Brady Sudbeck, Jake Addison, Bryan Schofield, Sean Ireland and Marty Waters. Front row: Alex Smiley, Lorena Bettelyoun, Tess Byrd, Sierra Sitting Up, Alana Romero, Nicole VanderMay, Laken Jorgensen, Tia Carlson, and Kassidy Ferguson. See more photos on pages 7 and 12 of this week’s issue. --graduation photos by Ronda Dennis
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Comprehensive Plan
The planning and zoning commission will meet to hold a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed City of Kadoka Comprehensive Plan on Wed., May 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kadoka City Auditorium Annex. At this time any person(s) interested may appear to give public testimony. A copy of the plan is available for viewing at the city finance office and the county library. Or go to the City of Kadoka’s website: www.kadokasd.com
School hires elementary principal, instrumental music instructor
~ by Robyn Jones ~ The Kadoka Area School Board held a special meeting on Friday, May 18 at 2 p.m. Board members Dale Christensen, Dan VanderMay, Ross Block, Dawn Rasmussen and Mark DeVries were present. A letter of resignation was read and accepted from Kristy Heathershaw, teacher at the Interior School. Motions carried to approve the contract to Jeff Nemecek for the elementary principal position and to Benjamin Latham for the instrumental music position. The board accepted the bid from J. Scull Construction of Rapid City in the amount of $371,000 for the Great Hall project, which includes repairs for both the interior and exterior. With no other business, the board adjourned. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 13.
News Briefs …
Summer Garden Project… A planning/organizational meeting will be held on Friday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the USDA Service Center conference room located on Main Street, Kadoka.
Time to enjoy … Mary Bull Bear (L), Lova Bushnell and Emma Jarl take a moment for a photo before enjoying their burgers and salads at the cookout Wednesday evening at the Kadoka Nursing Home.
Memorial Day Monday, May 28, 2012
Horizons discusses summer projects; block parties, community garden
~ by Robyn Jones ~ The Kadoka Horizons Committee met on Wednesday, May 16 at noon at the Kadoka Fire Hall. Quotes were presented for purchasing a storage shed to be used for storing the picnic tables. Additional ideas of storage options were discussed and no action was taken. Spring clean up will be held on May 29 through June 9. The city will not be charging for the use of the rubble site for Kadoka residents. The Horizons committee will assist community members with small projects if possible. The city wide rummage sale will be held on Saturday, June 2. The community garden has been tilled and some spaces are available. Those with questions should contact Mayola Horst or Colleen Peterson. Block parties were discussed. Anyone interested in hosting a block party in their neighborhood to discuss project ideas is welcome to do so. Horizons will contribute some funds to help with a meal expense or project costs. Questions about hosting a block party can be directed to Patty Groven or Belinda Mitchell. The next Horizons meeting will be on Wednesday, June 20 at 12 noon at the Kadoka Fire Hall.
County tooks into purchasing mulcher, packer for road department
~ by Robyn Jones ~ The Jackson County Commissioner held their regular meeting on Monday, May 14. Commissioner Larry Denke was absent. Clements said the new patrol unit for the deputy has arrived and the necessary equipment and devices are being installed. Jackson County Auditor Vicki Wilson presented the financial statement. After discussion, a motion carried to transfer $100,000 into the highway department fund. An updated chart of allowable fees to be charged for records through the Register of Deeds office was presented. These fees are set SD Codified Law. Currently the county receives the 911 surcharge fees collected by the telephone companies. In the future the telephone companies will submit those funds to the state treasurer and then they will distribute the funds to the counties. A hearing was conducted for a special malt beverage permit for the Interior Roping Club for a special event on July 4, 5 and 6. The permit was approved, with Commissioner Ronnie Twiss abstaining. A service agreement was approved with GenPro for semi-annual inspections of the generator in the amount of $265. Discussion was held on the amount of time spent by Register of Deeds Mitzi Mitchell to do a driver’s license exam. Most of the fees collected are submitted to the SD Dept. of Public Safety. Wilson will draft a letter to the SD Dept. of Public Safety requesting a representative from their office attend a meeting to address this concern. The commissioners entered executive session for personnel matters at 1:30 p.m. with Mitch Olney and Kolette Struble. They returned to open session at 1:47 p.m. with no action taken. Tom DeVries inquired as to what the procedure would be to close a section line north of his place. DeVries stated that no utilities are located along the road and a culvert is bad and is partial caved in. Mitch Olney said the road is not on the county road system. The commissioners informed DeVries that since no utilities were located there and since it was not in the road system, he could put up a gate and close the road to traffic. Information was presented from RDO on a road grader that was leased by the City of Sioux Falls with 72 hours on it. The grader would be eligible to be financed for six payments in the amount of $43,875.47. The commissioners also discussed purchasing a road mulcher or a packer. The possibility of trading or selling the Volvo road grader was also considered. After much discussion and review of the budget, the commissioners requested Olney to contact RDO to ask if they would hold the grader until a final decision could be made at the June meeting. Struble said the copier at the county shop is no longer operating. The commissioners approved the purchase of a new one. Olney stated the Kevon Herren would be done working on Friday, May 18. The commissioners went into executive session at 3:40 p.m. for personnel matters and returned to open session at 3:50 p.m. Motions carried to advertise for the highway maintenance position and to continue to advertising for the clerk position for the assessor office.
Memorial Day
Monday, May 28
Ellsworth Air Force Base Firing Squad & Color Guard
at the Belvidere Cemetery at 9:30 a.m.
Memorial Day Program
Storm damage … The roof at Hogen’s Hardware was lost during the rain and wind storm that hit Kadoka on Friday, May 11. Several years ago the peaked roof was built over the flat roof. When the peaked roof was lost during the storm, the flat roof prevented severe damage to the interior of the building and its contents. --photos by Robyn Jones Storm damage … A portion of the roof on the former drug store building on Main Street was lost due to the high winds.
at the Belvidere Fellowship Hall at 10 a.m. with a free dinner to follow.
There will not be a Memorial Day Program in Kadoka.
Church Page …
Peggy Benne____________________ Donald L. “Don” Aby_____________
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and shooting the “bull.” He was a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Funeral services for Donald “Don “ Aby, age 63, of Wall will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Philip High School Auditorium with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating. Music for the service will be provided by Marianne Frein, pianist, and Maureen Palecek, vocalist. Ushers are Mel Smith, Jim Knight and Rowdy Schuler. Pallbearers are Jay Baxter, Gilbert “Sonny” LaBeau, Darwin Hellekson, Jim Bouman, Lucas Mayfield and Darrel Kemnitz. Visitation will be held on Thursday May 24, at the Philip High School Auditorium from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and one hour before the services on Friday. Interment will be 12:00 noon on Friday at the New Underwood Cemetery. Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Peggy Aby of Wall; a son, Bruce Aby and his wife, Tanya, of Black Hawk; a daughter, Linda Gates and her husband, Jeff, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two step daughters, Tracey Feldman and her husband, Doug, of Wall and Sheila Herbaugh of Kadoka; two grandchildren; six step grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; two brothers, Perry C. Aby, Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Port Isabel, Texas, Richard Aby and his wife, Pam, of Apache Junction, Ariz.; four sisters, Lois Ewert and her husband, Louis, of Rapid City, Shirley Millard of Lead, Evonne Flax and Geraldine Ray, both of Pierre; and a host of other relatives and friends. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Perry Aby, Sr. and Irma Aby. A memorial is established Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Philip. His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com. watching her grandkids’ sports, and she always had something baked to share for whoever stopped by. Survivors include her sons, Kim (Candy) Benne and Sam (Joyce) Benne, both of Rapid City; two daughters, Tammy (Keith) Vosler of Country Club Hills, Ill., and Jamie (Don) Jorgensen of Sloan, Iowa; 15 grandchildren Ryan (Kerri) Benne, Kamala (Will) Williams, Kalli Benne, Jack (Alexis) Benne, Matthew, Cole, Kyle, and Cody Benne, Michael, Ricky, Jonathon, Mikayla and Katlyn Vosler, and Kendra and Blake Jorgensen; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband Jack, Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Norrie Phillips and her husband, Glenn; a brother, Bud Johnson and his wife, Merle; and sister, Norma Kennedy and her husband, Bryce. Funeral services were held Sunday, May 20, at the United Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastors Darwin Kopfmann and Steve Sieling officiating. Music was provided by Carol Hahn, pianist, and Peggy Kretz, Ronda Sieling, Mikayla Vosler, Tammy Vosler and Jamie Jorgensen, vocalists. Ushers were Jerry Johannesen and Bill Leonard. Pallbearers were Ryan, Jack, Matt, Cole, Kyle and Cody Benne, Blake Jorgensen and Boyce Kennedy. Interment was in the Wall Cemetery. A memorial has been established. Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall. Her online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com
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New Books In: “Caught”, “Stay Close”, “There Will Be No Second Chance” - Harlan Coben “Blow Fly”, “Port Mortuary”, “Predator”, “Trace” - Patricia Cornwell “A Reporter’s Life” - Walter Cronkite “Vietnam”- Chris Lynch “Angela’s Ashes” - Frank McCourt “The Coming Storm” - Tracie Peterson “Chasing Fire” - Nora Roberts “Rogue” - Danielle Steel “Hothouse Orchid” - Stuart Woods Programming: Several children gathered on April 18 to observe Operation Military Kids (OMK), a statewide awareness program geared toward the children of military personnel. They act as a support system for children and youth when their military parent(s) are deployed overseas. Diana Coller, grandma of military kids, had pictures of her son, Nathan Schnee, and a map showing where he is deployed.
Donald L. Aby died Monday afternoon, May 21, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City. Donald L. Aby, better known as Don to his family and friends, was born March 18, 1949, at Pierre, the son of Perry C. Aby, Sr. and Irma Mae (Masek) Aby. He grew up in the Owanka community where he began receiving his education at Owanka Rural School. He then attended one year of high school in New Underwood. The family moved to Philip where he graduated from Philip High School in 1968. During his high school years, he worked at a gas station for Tyrone Moos. He was married to Glenda Smith and to this union were born two children, Bruce and Linda. After graduation, Don worked as a custodian at Philip High School, later as a police officer for the city of Philip until becoming employed at Midwest Cooperatives. He was united in marriage to Peggy Kleinschmit on November 2, 1987, at Rapid City. They made their home in Wall all their married life. Don continued to work at Midwest Co-op, which later became known as Cenex/Harvest States. In his later years, he became a field salesman for Cenex/Harvest States, a position he held at the time of his death.
Peggy Benne, age 84, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Wall, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at her home in Rapid City. Peggy Johnson was born May 12, 1928, in New Underwood, the daughter of Sam and Lila (Packman) Johnson. She was raised in Wall and graduated from Wall High School in 1946. She then went on to Black Hills Teacher’s College and got her teaching certificate. Peggy married Jack Benne on December 28, 1949, in Wall. Jack was in the Army and then worked for the conservation service. With his work they moved often, so she taught in several places: Buffalo, Wyo., Philip, Quinn, Wall and Hot Springs. After her husband Jack died in 1970, she moved her family to Wall, where she worked for the Wall School District until she took a job with the postal service. She retired from the postal service in 1986. After retiring, she filled her time by working at Wall Drug, spending time with her family and friends,
The young children participated in a parade around the library, stories and a “blanket activity” where children each held an edge of a blanket representing our community, and learned that everyone has to help “hold-up” the blanket (community) when military community members are deployed and must leave their jobs.
Diana is also in charge of the Summer Reading Program which will begin on Wednesday, June 13 at the library. The program will be held each Wednesday at 3 p.m. for 3-6 year-olds. Watch for more details in the upcoming weeks! Reading Group Takes a Summer Break: The Reading Group will be taking a summer break and resume in the fall with a second presentation/kick-off of the movie “The Secret Life of Bees”—the movie tie-in from a previous read. At that time, there will be a sign-up for the book we will be reading—“Fahrenheit 451”, discussion date to be determined. Look for more details toward the end of the summer. Please Remember: Please be courteous! Bring in your overdue books—there may be someone on the reserve list waiting to read them! Questions? Call Jackson County Library, 837-2689, or e-mail jclibrary2000@gmail.com or stop in for a visit.
Memorial Day Monday, May 28, 2012
Memories of a Veteran
My grandpa is a Veteran, I’m very proud of him. He fought bravely in the war, And helped us all to win. He has memories, I know he does. He’s told me one or two. I never get tired of hearing them, I could listen to them through and through. As I said, I am proud Of all that you went through. And if you ever read this, I’m so glad to have a grandpa like you! Signed – Love you! (Father’s Day ‘96) This is a poem written by Lori Petoske for her grandfather, Bob McCormick, in 1996.
Meals for the Elderly
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day Closed for Holiday Tuesday, May 29 Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, spinach with vinegar, bread and mandarin oranges. Wednesday, May 30 Tuna and noodles, pea cheese salad, cranberry juice, bread and peaches. Thursday, May 31 Barbecue pork, baked potato, corn o’brien, dinner roll and baked apples. Friday, June 1 Cheeseburger pie, baked sweet potatoes, green beans, biscuits and berry fruit combo.
Storm damage … A portion of the roof off of the former drug store
building, owned by Wendell Buxcel, came to rest across the street in front of Pocketful of Posies and the Public Lockers, owned by Jim and Debbie Antonsen. Damage can clearly be seen on the front face of the roof. --photo by Robyn Jones
Storm damage … at the former drug store in Kadoka. Owner of the building, Wendell Buxcel, stands near the roof which is stretched over the awning and sidewalk. --photo by Robyn Jones
New benefits for unemployed veterans
The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation announces unemployed veterans may qualify for additional education, vocational rehabilitation and employment benefits through the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. This Act provides seamless transition for service members, expands education and training opportunities for veterans, and provides tax credits for employers who hire veterans with service-connected disabilities. “The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) offers 12 months of retraining assistance to unemployed veterans who meet certain criteria,” said State Labor and Regulation Secretary Pam Roberts. “The program will train the veteran for a high demand occupation.” Nationwide, the VRAP is limited to 45,000 participants from July 1, 2012, through September 30, 2012, and to 54,000 participants from October 1, 2012, through March 31, 2014. Veterans who previously completed a VA vocational rehabilitation program and have used the initial 26 weeks of unemployment benefits may qualify for an additional 12 months of VA vocational rehabilitation benefits. “Veterans can apply for the additional benefits now, and the education or training may begin June 1, 2012,” said Secretary Roberts. VA may offer incentive payments to encourage employers to hire and train program participants. An employer may be reimbursed up to one-half the annual salary of the participant for six months or longer. To apply or learn more about retraining assistance, vocational rehabilitation and employer incentives, contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation local office. An office directory is available at www.sdjobs.org. More information on the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 is available http://benefits.va.gov/vow/index.ht m.
Inspiration Point
The Holy Spirit--An Absolute Essential
should naturally become greater. Unfortunately, a lot of Christians sit in church week after week, going through the motions yet lacking passion and failing to grow. How is such a thing possible? Tragically, many believers are unaware of the essential ministry of God's Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a member of the Trinity and co-equal with God the Father and God the Son. The opening chapter of Scripture tells us that He existed before the formation of the earth and in fact participated in creation (Gen. 1:2, 26). Today, He has the critical role of helping and counseling all believers. The Holy Spirit is a gift to every child of God. His presence within us isn't something we have to earn or acquire. Rather, it is a marvelous privilege--by indwelling our hearts, He can guide and strengthen, steering each believer away from danger and into truth (John 16:7-8). Scripture tells us that Jesus came so we could experience a full life (10:10). This is possible only when we listen to His Spirit and obey. Are you experiencing the abundant life Jesus promised? He wasn't talking about happy circumstances but rather the joy and contentment possible through a relationship with Him. If you're lacking in this area, consider your understanding of the Holy Spirit, and pray to be in tune with His promptings.
Read Luke 24:36-49 Salvation occurs when we trust Jesus as our Savior-He forgives us, transforms us, and sees us as righteous. In that moment, we are redeemed, and though we continue to struggle with sin, it is a defeated foe. Then as time goes on, our service, gifts, and love for Him
College News
The following students were candidates for graduation after the Spring 2012 session at South Dakota State University. Trevor Gene Williams, Interior Bachelor of Science in Agriculture & Biological Sciences Lesa Marie Perault, Belvidere Bachelor of Science in Nursing Cum Laude ~~~~~ The 45th Annual Lake Area Technical Institute graduation ceremony was held Friday, May 11, 2012, with six hundred forty graduates receiving their diplomas. Laycee Jo Christensen, Kadoka Physical Therapist Assistant
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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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Belvidere News …
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Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
Signs of the Times
“Hug a nurse,” directed the sign in our local hospital the other day. This was in connection with nurseappreciation week or nurse-awareness week or some such thing. “Not a good idea,” I thought to myself. It’s not that I don’t value or appreciate a good nurse. It’s just that one can’t normally walk up to someone and give them a big hug without expecting some repercussions. They’d think you went bonkers, in the first place. They might also take offense. “Who came up with that silly sign?” was my next thought. It wasn’t a local person since the sign was professionally done and obviously sent in from somewhere. Maybe they were just thinking metaphorically instead of literally, but I somehow suspect there might have been a better way to promote the nursing profession. “Thank a nurse,” might have been more appropriate or something in that vein. Quite a few signs give me pause. Take the one on the hill going down into a nearby city. It says something like, “Unmuffled Dynamic Compression Braking Prohibited.” When I first saw that sign I thought, “What on earth are they talking about? Can I do that? Am I doing that? What’s the penalty?” Being curious, I naturally called Loren since he is a sponge about such technical information. It also sounded like something he might have done or at least know about. Sure enough, he had done it. When I asked him, I got a full report about it being commonly known as “Jake braking” after the inventor. It’s a way diesel trucks slow themselves through engine compression in order to save their regular brakes. Prohibition is because it makes a loud obnoxious sound. Good enough. My Ford Explorer is neither a diesel nor a truck so I was safe. Then there are those signs that just seem to bug me for no good reason. Take the one in clinics that says, “Should any patient wish to discuss fees or charges, you are encouraged to ask about them.” This may not be wrong grammatically, but it is awkward and seems to start out hypothetically and then switch midstream. I think I could write a better notice than that. Maybe something like, “If you have a question about fees or charges, please ask about them. Not that it would make any difference in what you are charged, of course.” Other people are often amused or irritated by signs as well. As a result, they take pictures of them and post them on Facebook or elsewhere on the Internet. For instance, there is the photo of a normal “Stop” sign with a smaller white sign below saying, “No Stopping Anytime.” You can’t have it both ways. Another says, “Entrance Only. Do Not Enter.” How’s that again? I also like the one that says, “Speed Limit 14 ½ MPH.” That is maybe a little picky. In a remote area of a local town, there is a sign that prohibits making a U-turn. Trouble is, if you don’t make a U-turn, you have to go on a roundabout drive that leads nowhere or out of town but certainly not anywhere you want to go. As a result, no one pays any attention and illegal turns are the norm. That is similar to my college which liked to post notices that there should be “No Walking on the Grass.” That might work in some countries where people behave properly, but not in the U S of A. We here are more apt to walk on the grass if there is a notice saying we shouldn’t than if there isn’t. This is especially so since there is no real penalty involved if you do. I figure if they can’t make sidewalks that go directly from one place to another, they deserve to have their grass walked on. After all, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line and not a colorful stroll over winding indirect pathways. I particularly hate signs that warn you about or prohibit stuff using symbols I don’t understand. On the freeway, there is one showing the back end of a vehicle with swerving tracks behind it. I looked that up once and think it means slippery when wet, but I always forget exactly what it means and just grumble around when I see it. If they mean the road is slippery when wet, why doesn’t the sign just say that instead of implying it through some vague symbol? By the way, if you want to hug a nurse, you’re too late. Hug-a-nurse week was earlier this month. Never mind. You can still make illegal U-turns, walk on the grass, and do a bit of unmuffled dynamic compression braking. Sounds like fun. Let’s get right on out there and ignore or disobey signs or at least grumble about them quite a bit.
Belvidere News
Francie Davis • 605-920-8484
their breath, and spent all day in the saddle on Saturday, trailing Bob and Charlie Fortune’s yearlings from the ranch down to the Carr place, south and west of White River. Bob’s brother-in-law, Mark Nelson, from Philip was also down to help, along with Chad Davis and Grady, Garrett, and Gage Davis, and of course Abby Fortune. The weather was nice and cool, and the yearlings traveled well. There were a few rain showers through the day, but not enough to cause any discomfort. Badure’s branded on Tuesday. Several neighbors came including Wade Fox, Frank and Jesse Carlson, Pam and Mackenzie Word, Charlie and Abby Fortune, Richard Jobgen, Casey Jensen, Colter and Abby Carlson, Francie Davis and sons, Jerry Grimes, and many others. There was a slight breeze all day which helped keep the heat factor down. Brianna Badure is home from college, and enjoyed getting back into the fray and wrestling with her dad, Baxter. Brisa and Martin Badure enjoyed helping mom, Dana, mark the calves after they had their vaccinations. After the branding, everyone gathered back at Allen’s new pole shed, which is attached to his house, for lunch. It still has a dirt floor, but Allen said as soon as they get the cement poured, they will have a dance in it. Mike Blom received a new order of eight ducklings this week. He said that they are completely impractical, but so much fun to watch. He is hoping these live longer than the ducks he had two years ago. They would come up from his stock pond every time he turned the sprinkler on in his yard, and they would have a insanely good time running through the sprinkler. Several neighbor kids have enjoyed getting to feed those ducks as well. Sydney Addison came over with her dad DJ on Saturday and helped catch the ducklings and put them into a small cage so Mike could clean out their tank. The little ducks make an incredible mess, and really make a stink if Mike doesn’t clean the tank at least every couple of days. Francie Davis left for Minneapolis with Chad’s mom and sister on Thursday. They visited family out there, attended a baby shower and a wedding shower, and enjoyed the long weekend away. Francie also held an Arbonne workshop while she was there, and met some great ladies that she is going to have to go back and see again soon. However, she will find a driver again as the traffic in Minneapolis is just a tad bit busier than Belvidere traffic! Ronda Dennis attended graduation in Kadoka on Sunday and afterwards Ronda and Rick went to Lori and Aaron Iversen’s to help Taya celebrate her 5th birthday. Her requested birthday supper was brats and hamburgers. Everyone enjoyed ice cream cake afterwards. Everyone is ready for summer and the kids are all excited that this is the last week of school. Jodie and Scot O’Bryan are getting set up for their first playday at their arena on June 5 at 5:30 p.m. They will have playdays on the first Tuesday of every month through the summer. Next Sunday is the Belvidere Volunteer Fire Department’s burger, brat and bean feed starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Belvidere Fire Hall. There will be a cash raffle that night, along with a free-will offering to help keep the fire trucks and equipment in good working order. Following the feed, the Firemen’s Ball will be up at JR’s with Westbound playing. The dance will start at 8:00 p.m.
Norris News
June Ring • 462-6328
“When you’re angry, pretend you are a bird. Sing just a little but don’t say a word.” Last Sunday afternoon, May 13, the DNP Quilters in Mission celebrated Laurene Emery’s birthday with cake and tea. Correction: Scott Brickman graduated from WDT at the top of his class, which numbered 470, not 40 as misstated in last week’s news. He was the only graduate with a 4.0 GPA. Jonathan Huber’s daughter, Shayla, visited this past weekend. The Hubers are busy planting corn. Anne Heinert took in the plant sale at the museum in White River Friday and stayed for the slide show presentation on gardening given by Donna Adrian in the afternoon. Pastor Glenn Denke took some vacation time and was not here Sunday, but left behind a prepared special song service for Armed Forces Ministry Sunday. The message was delivered by Howard Heinert, Bill Huber and Bruce Ring. Carol Ferguson was the organist. Last Saturday, May 12, Howard and Nette Heinert were at the Ronnie Krogman auction sale in White River, while Chris and Beau were helping brand at the Kruger ranch south of Crookston, NE. On the 14th Nette and Chris helped with branding at Wesley Schmidt’s; Howard and Beau were busy loading out calves at Dennis Nyens’ that same day. May 17 found Howard and Nette in Valentine on business. They also visited Walt and Erna while they were there. Nette is now in possession of Toby’s pivot sprinkler, and is hoping it is soon get set up in her garden. Then she can get her planting done. Evan and Dorothy Bligh were in Rapid City last Tuesday keeping appointments. Saturday they attended the high school graduation in White River. Sunday they gave Maxine Allard a ride to Norris Bible Church. Later that afternoon they were in Kadoka for graduation and went to the reception for Jake Addison at his parents’ home. Irene Kaufman rode with Ed and Carol Ferguson to White River for the graduation ceremonies Saturday. Then she accompanied them to the reception and cook out at the Pete and Marla Ferguson home near Norris for Marla’s son, Michael Grass. Ed and Carol Ferguson were in Kadoka for graduation and attended the reception for the Kassidy Ferguson at the home of Owen and Bonnie Ferguson in Kadoka. Blake and Amy Lehman attended the region golf meet in Rapid City last Monday, where the boys’ team placed 2nd in the meet, and all four boys qualified for state. Two of the girls qualified individually for state competition, which will take place Monday and Tuesday in Rapid City. By the end of the week, many relatives had arrived for Patrick’s graduation. Jason and Patrick and two of their cousins from Iowa helped with branding at Glynn’s on Friday. Blake’s parents, one of his brothers, and two of his sisters and families came from Iowa, and another sister and family came from Nebraska for the occasion. Kevin and Kris Hachmeister came from Custer, while son Lewis came from Minnesota. Dan, Dawn, Laura and Kate Rasmussen were there for the graduation and the reception that was held at the Methodist Church. Later that evening a number of cousins and friends gathered at the ranch for a bonfire, which was perfectly safe, since there had just been a nice rain. Some of the relatives rode horses and helped move some cows. Jan Rasmussen is part of a volunteer community choir called Dakota Choral Choir. A couple of weeks ago, Amy and Kris had headed east for Jason’s college choir concert and then zipped across the state as soon as that was over to be able to attend the Dakota Choral concert in Rapid City. Jan was at the regional track meet in Kadoka on Thursday and watched her granddaughter, Kate, take 1st place in the long jump and the triple jump. She will be competing at the state track meet this week in Rapid City. Rasmussens and Lehmans attended Baccalaureate on Friday in the Laura Kirsch room. Dan, Dawn, Laura and Kate were among those at the reception for Jake Addison at DJ and Sonya’s home. Laura is home from Augustana College for a brief visit. Thursday, May 24, Norris School dismisses at 12:30 and this will be their last day of school. The students go back Friday, but just to pick up their report cards. Bobbie Kelley was among those at the Pete Ferguson home for the reception for Michael Grass. Evan and Dorothy Bligh were also there. Dorothy Richardson came from Nebraska to watch former Prairie View student, Patrick Lehman, graduate in White River Saturday. Reina and the first grade class at Long Valley School had a field trip to Bear Country and the fish hatchery in Rapid City last Monday. Wednesday Riley and the Norris Headstart had a field trip to Valentine. Thursday, May 17, was the last day of school at Long Valley. Lisa caught a ride to come visit her children, but got dropped off a little too soon, so Bruce Ring gave her a tractor ride over to his place, since he was going that way anyway. That was her first tractor ride! Stephanie Ring visited a friend at Gropper’s and stayed overnight Thursday and Friday. Saturday they took a horse to Valentine, and she rode along. Jessie and children met them at Parmelee on their way back and picked up Stephanie. Bruce and June Ring were in Rapid City Saturday where Bruce kept an appointment. Afterward they attended the retirement party for Marsha Ring, who finished her 43rd year teaching at Wilson School. Bruce and Jessie and family were among those at the reception for Jake Addison on Sunday afternoon in Kadoka. Rueben and Jan Ring headed for Kadoka not too long after church Sunday, in order to help the Sonya and the Addisons get ready for graduation and the reception afterward. Tasha’s son, Steven, graduated from the 8th grade. Robert and Sharon Ring were in Winner on Tuesday. Wednesday they headed south to Broken Bow, NE, to pick up alfalfa seed. Friday Sharon went into White River for the plant sale at the museum. Saturday Robert and Sharon met daughter Debbie at the home of Marsha Ring in Rapid City at her retirement party. Janice M. Ring was one of the 50 year graduates honored at graduation in White River on Saturday. Mike was here this weekend and helped Robert and Torey work cattle Sunday afternoon. Dan and Susan Taft were in
Martin Thursday on business, and had supper with Susan’s parents, Alvin and Judie Simmons. Susan Taft and daughters left early Saturday morning to attend Brittany Collin’s lovely wedding and reception in Watertown. They returned home Sunday evening. Pastor Denke worked his vacation schedule in order to be in Watertown to attend Brittany and Trent’s wedding, also. Last Wednesday Louann Krogman and others were kept busy filling out ribbons at the elementary track meet in White River. Louann Krogman was one of the participants in the National Honor Society 5K walk Friday morning. Saturday the family split up, as Louann was in White River for graduation, and Hilary and Kirby were in Lyman for graduation there. Sunday Louann attended the baby shower for Sami Gillen. Sami is training to be a radiologist. The Mellette County Cattlewomen met at the museum in White River Thursday, with June Ring as hostess. Others attending were Donna Adrian, Rose West, Jeannine Woodward, Jan Endes and Noreen Krogman. June Ring was in White River again the next day for the plant sale. She also visited Luree Wacek at the nursing home in White River. Sunday she attended graduation in Kadoka, and the reception for Jake Addison afterward. Richard and Noreen Krogman were in White River for graduation Saturday and in Murdo for the Jones County graduation Sunday. They were at the reception for Mariah Krogman, daughter of Neal and Kathy Krogman. Elaine Krogman’s sister, Barbara, of Colombus, MT, came to Cliff and Elaine’s on May 3. Elaine and Barbara went on to pick up sister, Rhonda, at Tea, and continued on to Pine City, MN, to visit Joe Soukup. This past Thursday and Friday Elaine enjoyed some camping. Rose West and Jeannine Woodward were among the busy Master Gardener and Mellette County Historical Society workers making the plant sale at the museum this past weekend another success. James and Marjorie Anne Letellier sold cattle in Ft. Pierre on Friday and then visited in the Paul and LuAnne Beckwith home. Jason Burma, Beaver and Jimmy also came from Miller for the sale. Sunday, the James Letelliers enjoyed attending the Baccalaureate service in the morning and the graduation in the afternoon at Sunshine Bible Academy near Miller. It was so exciting to also host the receptions for the seniors in the new multipurpose building being built at the school. Kasey Bauman, son of Troy and Denise Bauman, of McLaughlin and Kenny Kortuem, son of Dave and Sandy Bauman, of Carson, ND, were among the graduates. Richard and Noreen Krogman also attended the reception for the 50 year graduates after graduation Saturday in White River. Noreen had attended college at Black Hills with two of the 50 year graduates, Janice Weeks Ring and Karen Johnson Nelson. Richard and Noreen also went to the receptions for Elliot Hight in the middle school gym and Maci Gillen at the Catholic Hall. After going to graduation in Murdo and the reception for Mariah Krogman, they continued on to Ft. Pierre to attend the graduation party for Lisa Sherwood.
To Report A Fire:
One nasty storm cloud …
circled around Larry and Jo Johnston’s Friday night. They received high winds, rain and a little hail. --photo by Jo Johnston Brisa Badure celebrated her birthday in Kadoka at the park on Wednesday. Several friends came, and Dana had a “hidden objects” craft for them to make. Several small items were placed inside a glass jar, along with pea gravel, until the jar was full. Then the child (or parent!) can spend hours rolling and tipping the jar, trying to find all the tiny pieces. They provide great road trip entertainment, too! Ann Day from Manchester, England is back this year to visit the Fortune ranch. Her friend, Claire, came with her, too. They landed late Thursday, had a day to catch
Tollefson to speak at Belvidere’s annual Memorial Day program, May 28
The Pederson-Stoddard Post #144 Memorial Day observance, will be held in Belvidere on Monday, May 28, 2012. The Ellsworth Air Force Base firing squad and color guard will be at the Belvidere Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. The program, headed up by former Belvidere resident now hailing from the Philip area, will follow at the Belvidere Fellowship Hall at 10:00 a.m. This year’s Master of Ceremonies will be Gay (Klima) Tollefson and the speakers will be Lenny and Ruby Sanftner. Following the program, there will be a free soup and sandwich lunch catered by Jigger’s Restaurant. Ladies from the community will be providing desserts. Please join the Belvidere post and honor our veterans. Everyone is welcome to attend. Kadoka will not be holding a program this year.
Kadoka . . . . .837-2228 Belvidere . . . .344-2500 Interior . . . . . . . . . . .911 Long Valley . . . . . . .911 Green Valley . . . . . .911
Belvidere Volunteer Fire Department Bu rger Brat & Fundraiser
Sunday, May 27th
B ean F eed !
5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Belvidere Fire Hall.
Summer Hours
Sun: 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. Closed Mondays Tues. - Thurs: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Fri. - Sat: 5 p.m. to Midnight
Free-will offering
We will also hold our CASH raffle drawing that night!
344-2210 ATM
See any BVFD fireman for raffle tickets!
to Westbound
from 8 - Midnight
at JR’s Bar
BELVIDERE BAR
Locals …
Local News Kadoka Nursing Home
Kenton & Angela McKeehan • 837-2270
Nikki Bonenberger and Jessica Graupmann finished planting the garden outside the nursing home on Saturday. The residents enjoy the activity around the garden and relax in the shade of the outdoor patio this time of the year. Polly Kujawa went to church with Jim and Arlene Kujawa on Sunday. Wilma Daniel enjoyed visiting with her son and daughter-in-law, Gene and Doris Daniel, on Mother's Day. Sheila Westfall and Diane McDaniel stopped in to see their friend, Wilma, on Tuesday. Dwight Louder celebrated his birthday on Sunday with his family, Dorothy and Darin Louder, Nelva and Janet Louder, Susan Hamer, Deanna Byrd, and Kristie, Emma, Anna and Andi Stone. Alice Wilmarth had a nice Mother's Day visit from Rick and Paulette Wilmarth. Mike and Lib Thomas visited on Monday. Winona Carson spent time with son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Renate Carson, on Monday. Mary Ellen Herbaugh went out to dinner with Starla and Tiffany Brown on Mother's Day. We had our annual employee/resident barbeque and talent show on Wednesday evening. The wind did not cooperate for the cookout so we had to eat in the dining room, but it was good to get together to share a meal and enjoy the entertainment put on by our friends. Betty VanderMay had a nice chat with her sister, Frances Terkildsen, on Monday. Son Steve and grandson Tel visited Betty on Wednesday. Ruth Klundt's husband, Lyle, frequently visited her during the week. Mary Bull Bear enjoyed her daughter, Sonia Garrett's, company on Wednesday. Patty Patterson spent time with her daughter, Tammy Carlson, on Thursday. Cathie Stone escorted a group of residents to the Badlands National Park on Friday afternoon. The scenery was beautiful and afterward, they treated themselves to ice cream at Dairy Queen in Wall. The group got safely tucked back in at the nursing home just before the high winds and big storm hit Kadoka Friday evening. Emma Jarl had a pleasant time with her family, Steve Knispel, Stan, Deb, Trey and Savannah, on Friday. Becky Chapman enjoyed her visit with daughter Jodie O’Bryan on Saturday. Mo Vech had a good visit with his nephew, Rich, and Mary Dabbert. Mary Petras had a really good visit with Savannah, Shaina, River and Carol Solon on Sunday. Reverend Gary McCubbin led worship at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Even though our group was a smaller, due to several residents attending Kadoka High School graduation ceremony, the singing was lively and the message was encouraging.
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Sydne Lenox • Robyn Jones
Larry and Alvina Parkinson accompanied their son, Chuck, Suzanne, Alex and Sam Parkinson to Pierre on Saturday where they attended the funeral services for Senator James Abdnor. Chuck was a member of the Abdnor staff for a number of years. A large number of staff members were also in attendance. Former Senator Abdnor was buried in his home town of Kennebec that afternoon. The Parkinson families returned to their homes following the service in Pierre. Ella Rock and her son-in-law, Cliff Fairchild, attended the eighth grade graduation reception for her great-grandson, Braden Letellier. Ella, Cliff, Pam Fairchild, Diane Lurz and Stuart Letellier attend Baccalaureate and graduation for Teal Letellier in Murdo. Jim and Robyn Jones went to Pierre on Sunday to attend the graduation and receptions for Mark Costello and Cassidy Trapp from T.F. Riggs High School. Mark is Robyn’s counsin and Cassidy is the daughter of Mike and Debbie Trapp of Midland. Pat and Boyd Porch went to Orange City, IA, recently where they attended the college graduation of their granddaughter, Shelby Schoon, from Northwestern College on Saturday, May 12. Also graduating that day were Kamreon Toews and his wife, Erin (Doyle) Toews. The Porches stayed with Peggy and Rob Schoon of Brandon while gone. Shelby left on Friday of last week for Washington, DC, where she will be working as an intern in the office of John Thune. She will be housed at the facilities at George Mason University while in Washington. Susan Davidson went to Rapid City on Monday of last week to meet her son, Robert, who flew in from Nova Scotia. Robert will be working in the area for a few months. Lucas and Hayli Mayfield are the proud parents of a baby daughter, born in Rapid City on Friday, May 18. She has been named Raegan Lynn and weighed eight pounds, two ounces. Local grandparents are Marcia Morrison of Philip and Bill and Sheryl Bouman of Kadoka. Kadoka great-grandparents are Bob and Ardis McCormick. Mitch Moor of Pierre spent the Mother’s Day weekend at the Marv and Deb Moor home. Deb had a call from son, Matthew, on Mother’s Day and she and Marv also talked to their moms. She said that Mother’s Day is the busiest time of the year for phone calls. On Tuesday Deb attended a grant meeting in Pierre, and on Wednesday was in Rapid City for meetings. While in Pierre she had lunch and supper with her parents, Ruby and Hank Kosters, and Mitch. Tuesday morning a large group of motorcyclists had breakfast at Jigger’s after spending the night at Cedar Pass near Interior. The men were policemen who are on a trip through all the states, riding for the benefit of Children’s Miracle Network. Some of the local law enforcement officers were also visiting with them while here. The Save the Pearl members held their regular monthly meeting at the Gateway Apartments Community Room on Tuesday, May 15. A discussion was held on the alumni weekend and it was decided to hold the June meeting on the 5th instead of the regular night. Members are urged to attend to plan for the open house to be held on alumni weekend. Kadoka Area High School held graduation exercises on Sunday with a large attendance and many graduation celebrations held afterwards. Congratulations to all the high school and eighth grade graduates. Chris Riggins and Lola Joyce Riggins were dinner guests of Scott and Diane Huber at Jigger’s on Sunday. Chris and his family will be moving to Kadoka from their home in Woodland Park, Colo., as he has a job driving the gas truck for Grant Patterson. Diane had just returned from a visit to the home of Fallon and Bob Clark, near Sioux Falls, on Friday, just before the storm hit Kadoka. She had been helping with her new granddaughter, born last week to the Clarks. She was named Emmarie Jaymes and her great-grandmother is Lola Joyce. Sunday afternoon Valerie Cnok, who works at the nursing home here in Kadoka, was a visitor at Lola Joyce’s apartment. The Friday evening storm that Kadoka and area experienced destroyed the roofs of several buildings in Kadoka including Hogen’s Hardware, the Kadoka Museum and the former drug store building across from Hogen’s that is owned by Wendell Buxcel. Main Street was closed part of day as clean-up began. Many residents lost trees and parts of trees as high winds and lots of rain came down. West of Kadoka several places had large hail and damage. Wednesday, May 9, Rose Ann Wendell, Cynde Stoaks and their mom, Betty Lou Stratton, flew to Sacramento, Calif.; rented a car and drove to Chico, Calif., to visit Betty Lou’s Dithmer cousins. They stayed at the Merritt and Klaren Odor home. Merritt is the son of Maxine Dithmer Odor. Merritt’s children, Gary and Lorie, also visited as did Marvin Langford who is Mildred Dithmer Langford’s son. The gals returned home to Sioux Falls on Sunday, and Betty Lou and Rose Ann drove on to Pierre Monday after visiting in the Dick and Phyllis Stratton home. This was Betty Lou’s first airplane ride – a Christmas gift from the Wendell’s. Joe Stratton drove to Pierre on Monday to pick up Betty Lou. They spent a couple nights at the Wendell’s and returned to Kadoka on Wednesday afternoon. Thesa Ireland drove to Sioux Falls last week on Wednesday and had lunch with son, Terry, in Canton before they met Naomi Dobson for supper and to stay the night. On Thursday they went to Lake Andes for the regional track meet in which Thesa’s grandson, Marcus Ireland, was a participant. He is the son of Callie and Tim Rhead of Bonesteel. While there Thesa helped celebrate Tim’s birthday before returning home on Friday. Joyce Hicks went to Wall on Saturday to attend the high school graduation exercises for her greatgranddaughter, Alexis Billings. She then drove to Black Hawk and spent the rest of the weekend in the home of Peggy and Don Williams, coming home on Sunday. Merilee Grimes, Jessica Jean Grimes and her sons, and Levi and Elissa Grimes and their children went to Pine Island, MN., to attend the wedding of Megan Kingsbury, daughter of John and the late Jeanie (Grimes) Kingsbury on Friday. All returned home Saturday. The newlyweds will be living in Greenville, SC. Jackson and Jordan Grimes were part of the wedding party. Jeff Willert plans to ride in the Maah Daah Hey Stampede at Grassy Butte, ND, during the rodeo May 25 and 26. As of last week he was still in fourth place in the world standings.
Singing at the home … The Kadoka fourth-grade students went to the Kadoka Nursing Home to sing a few of their favorite pioneer songs. The girls were dressed in their long dresses they wore to the Pioneer Supper. --photo by Ronda Dennis
Save Our Farm Youth camp in Murdo
Save Our Farm Youth (SOFY) camp registration is being extended to June 1st, announced Jones County SOFY Camp coordinator Jewell Bork of the Jones County 4-H Leaders Association. There are still enough openings for about 15 more youth to attend the upcoming camp on June 6 in Murdo. This camp is open for youth who have completed kindergarten through the 6th grade. The camp will provide hands-on activities to increase the youth’s awareness of a wide variety of farm hazards. Speakers and interactive demonstrations will reinforce the importance of children taking responsibility for their own safety, respecting parents’ safety rules and sharing safety tips with family.. The camp will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided and each participant will receive a t-shirt. To register your child for this day-long event contact the Jones County Extension office at 6697101, Jewell Bork at 530-3713 or Beth Feddersen at 530-0424. The Farm Safety Day Camps are made possible by the SDSU Extension Service, Avera Rural Health Institute, Farm Bureau, East River Electric Power Cooperative, BankWest, Agri-Cover, Inc., South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, CHS Foundation, Tri-State Neighbor, The Green Sheet Farm Forum, SD Association of Telephone Cooperative, Farmer and Rancher Exchange, Land O’ Lakes, Inc. Foundation, SD Rural Electric Association, and Sioux Valley Energy. Local sponsors include Jones County 4-H Leaders /Parents Association, Jones County Extension Service, Jones County 21st Century Community Learning Center and the Jones County Turner Youth Foundation.
Governor urges safe travel for Memorial Day weekend
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking motorists to be extra cautious on South Dakota highways during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. South Dakota highways have been fatality-free during this threeday holiday weekend the last two years. In 2011, however, 30 people were injured in 123 crashes. Eight of those crashes were alcohol-related, according to statistics from the State Office of Highway Safety. “Memorial Day weekend is the kickoff for the summer travel season, and highways will almost certainly be busier than usual with many families traveling during the holiday period,’’ Gov. Daugaard said. “I hope everyone has a great time with family and friends. Please make safe choices as you travel, and please follow traffic laws that are in place to help keep all of us safe.’’ The Governor encourages drivers to: •Follow speed limits. It is not safe to travel faster than posted speed limits. •Wear a seatbelt. As the Office of Highway Safety slogan says, “Someone needs you. Buckle up.’’ •Avoid drinking and driving. •Avoid distractions. • Slow down through construction zones, not only because fines are double in those zones but also for your own safety and the safety of highway workers.
Low stress cattle handling seminar will be held during Tri-County Ag Day June 8
The difference between working with people or animals who want to do something, versus working with people or animals who don't is amazing, says Dr. Tom Noffsinger, a large animal veterinarian and low-stress livestock handling consultant. "We've all seen lots of people ask cattle to do things in a way that took away the cattle's self-esteem," says Noffsinger, who has practiced low-stress cattle handling, and taught feed yard and commercial cattle producers the technique for more than 10 years. "Our goal is to create voluntary cattle movement." Dr. Noffsinger says the key to getting cattle to want to go where the cattle producer wants them to go is based on the cattle producer's ability to understand cattle and effectively communicate with them. He will introduce cattle producers to low-stress handling techniques and teach them how to effectively communicate with their cattle during a seminar at the Tri-County Ag Day June 8 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the SDSU Cottonwood Research Station. "Each time cattle change their address, cattle producers need to see that time as an opportunity to increase cattle confidence in where they live," says Noffsinger, of working with young calves, moving cattle for branding, weaning, or after purchase and feed yard arrival. Along with reducing the labor force needed to move and work cattle, low-stress cattle handling is proven to have a positive impact on the bottom-line. "It increases their feed intake, improves immune function and disease resistance," Noffsinger said. "It also creates honesty in cattle, so they communicate their true state of health, instead of hiding lameness and signs of illness." More Tri-County Ag Day details There is a $25 registration fee for the Low-Stress Cattle Handling seminar; it covers all members of the same operation. Because low-stress cattle handling isn't about how one individual does things, but it is about how everyone works together, we would encourage adults and youth who work with livestock to all attend the seminar together. Along with the seminar, TriCounty Ag Day also includes a trade show, which will open at 10 a.m. and run to about 8 p.m. The trade show is open to the public. Tri-County Ag Day includes a poster session featuring SDSU research projects and Extension programs. Participants will have an opportunity to visit with SDSU researchers and Extension Specialists about current research and projects South Dakota State University is working on. Participants are encouraged to share ideas for research and future programming. An Ag Appreciation Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. to thank area producers. The banquet is sponsored by area business; SDSU ice cream will be served. Everyone is invited to attend, even if you can't make it to the low-stress livestock handling seminar. Please come and enjoy the meal and an opportunity to visit with vendors at the trade show. Gold sponsors for the event include: Alltech, Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc, Cattle Business Weekly, Certified Angus Beef, Dakota Radio Group, First National Bank and Agency-Philip, Golden Veterinary Service, Golden West Telecommunications, Grossenburg Implement, Hubbard Feeds, Kadoka Community Betterment Association, KBHB Radio, Kennedy Implement, Midwest Cooperatives, Pennington/Jackson County Farm Bureau, Philip Livestock Auction, South Dakota Grassland Coalition, and Tri-State Livestock News. June 1 is the registration deadline; pre-register for the seminar, banquet or both by calling the Rapid City Regional Extension Center at 394-1722 or e-mailing Paulette Morse at paulette.morse@sdstate.edu. For more information, contact Adele Harty at adele.harty@sdstate.edu or 394-1722.
Choose to Believe Vacation Bible School
The Kadoka Presbyterian Church will be hosting “Choose to Believe” Vacation Bible School. It will begin on Tuesday, May 29 and conclude on Friday, June 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. each day. All area students in grades preschool through the sixth grade are welcome to attend. The series Gospel Light’s SonWorld material theme activities are planned and shares the message of chosing Jesus every day. There are many activities planned and will be a fun time for all. Any questions, please feel free to contact Dana Eisenbraun at 8372388, Julie Hermann at 837-2085 or Pastor Gary McCubbin at 8372485.
“Gardening by Kids”
A new venture is being planned at the Kadoka Community Garden sites – a youth gardening club. We invite local youth interested in a summer gardening project to attend a planning/organizational meeting on Friday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m. at the USDA Service Center conference room located on Main Street, Kadoka. Junior volunteers are also welcome to work with the kids on their gardening projects. You are still welcome to join us at a later date if unable to attend the planning meeting. Contacts: Colleen Peterson (8372468), Mayola Horst (280-6853) or stop by the USDA Service Center.
KADOKA
CITY-WIDE RUMMAGE SALE:
Saturday, June 2
Home: (605) 837-2945 Cell: (605) 381-5568
Excavation work of ALL types! WBackhoe
WTrenching WDirectional Boring WTire Tanks
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Join us for a baby shower
30th Anniversary Celebration
for
Raegan Lynn
daughter of Lucas & Hayli Mayfield
who arrived on Friday, May 18
Avery & Liz May
Saturday, June 2 at 8 p.m. at the Horseshoe Bar in Interior
Live Music!
on Sunday, June 3 • 1 to 3 p.m.
at the Sheryl Bouman residence 801 2nd Avenue, Kadoka
They are registered at Target.
Sports …
Kadoka girls earn 1st at regional track meet, boys take 2nd
Kadoka hosted the Region 7 track meet on Thursday, May 17 wiwth 10 team competing for a spot to make it to the state meet in Rapid City this weekend. Many of the tracksters had already prequalified for state, while others competed in their final meet. In 19 events scored the Kadoka girls’ team easily took first place with 168.5 points. Philip claimed second witht 122, Rapid City Christian 73 and Wall 72.5. The Wall boys’ team took firsst with 157 points, Kadoka second with 97, Philip 96 and New Underwood had 72. Girls Events 100 Meter Dash Prelims 8th Destiny Dale 14.20 12 Taylor Merchen 14.51 16th Marti Herber 14.87 100 Meter Dash Finals 8th Destiny Dale 14.30 200 Meter Dash 3rd Victoria Letellier 28.70 12 Gusti Terkildsen 31.40 400 Meter Dash 1st Tia Carlson 1:01.80 5th Shaley Herber 1:06.70 9th Kwincy Ferguson 1:09.70 800 Meter Run 1st Tia Carlson 2:26.20 3rd Scout Sudbeck 2:42.10 5th Marti Herber 2:53.50 1600 Meter Run 1st Tia Carlson 5:40.60 4th Scout Sudbeck 5:56.40 13th Misti Anderson 7:22.70 3200 Meter Run 4th Scout Sudbeck 15:01.70 5th Rebekkah Kary 15:50.90 100 Meter Hurdles Prelims 3rd Myla Pierce 17.83 5th Marti Herber 18.42 100 Meter Hurdles Finals 3rd Marti Herber 17.60 5th Myla Pierce 18.40 300 Meter Hurdles 3rd Marti Herber 53.40 6th Myla Pierce 56.50 4x100 Meter Relay 3rd Kadoka 55.60 4x200 Meter Relay 1st Kadoka 1:54.40 4x400 Meter Relay 3rd Kadoka 4:26.30 4x800 Meter Relay 1st Kadoka 10:19.40
Taylor Merchen, Gusti Terkildsen, Dentiny Dale, Kwincy Ferguson
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Kadoka Invitational Track Meet
The Kadoka Invitational Track meet was held in Kadoka on Saturday, May 12. Boys Events 400 Meter Dash 7th AJ Bendt 1:04.5 800 Meter Run 5th Brady Sudbeck 2:27.5 1600 Meter Run 2nd Clint Stout 4:55.5 6th Bobby Anderson 5:34.5 300 Meter Hurdles 2nd Chandlier Sudbeck 43.6 4x800 Meter Relay 1st Kadoka 9:10.3 1600 Sprint Medley 2nd Kadoka 3:56.4 Shot Put 6th Brandon Dale 30-01.50 8th Gavin DeVries 27-02.50 Discus 6th Brandon Dale 93-50 Long Jump 6th AJ Bendt 13-04.00 Triple Jump 3rd AJ Bendt 28-03.00 Girls Events
Sean Ireland, Sam Pretty Bear, Brady Sudbeck, Clint Stout
Discus 13th Racheal Shuck 69-09 15th Mackenzie Word 67-10 High Jump 4th Raven Jorgensen 4-07.00 Long Jump 1st Kate Rasmussen 15-02.50 3rd Raven Jorgensen 13-11.00 4th Gusti Terkildsen 13-08.50 Triple Jump 1st Kate Rasmussen 32-02.00 5th Gusti Terkildsen 29-00.00 8th Raven Jorsengsen 27-06.50 Pole Vault 4th Jerica Coller 7-00.00 Boys Events 100 Meter Dash Prelims 6th True Buchholz 12.29 9th Wyatt Enders 12.51 10th Kenar VanderMay 12.58 100 Meter Dash Finals 6th True Buchholz 12.30 200 Meter Dash 7th Sean Ireland 25.60 9th Wyatt Enders 25.90 400 Meter Dash 3rd Sam Pretty Bear 54.80 13th Ty Merchen 1:10.80 800 Meter Run 4th Clint Stout 2:15.70 9th Bobby Anderson 2:27.80 10th Brady Sudbeck 2:28.00 1600 Meter Run 1st Clint Stout 5:00.70 8th Ty Merchen 6:25.00 3200 Meter Run 5th Bobby Anderson 12:42.90 6th Paul Kary 12:45.00 8th AJ Bendt 12:48.40 110 Meter Hurdles Prelims 4th Chandlier Sudbeck 18.99 100 Meter Hurdles Finals 2nd Chandlier Sudbeck 17.30 300 Meter Hurdles 2rd Chandlier Sudbeck 43.40 4x100 Meter Relay 6th Kadoka 49.70 4x200 Meter Relay 5th Kadoka 1:42.40 4x400 Meter Relay 4th Kadoka 4:02.60 4x800 Meter Relay 1st Kadoka 8:51.40
Kenar VanderMay, Brady Sudbeck Wyatt Enders, True Buchholz
First place… The Kadoka Area girls’ track team took first place at the regional track meet that was held in Kadoka on Thursday, May 17. --photo by Robyn Jones
Sean Ireland, Chandlier Sudbeck Sam Pretty Bear, Clint Stout
200Meter Dash 2nd Gusti Terkildsen 31.1 8th Rikki Bettelyoun 33.4 400 Meter Dash 3rd Taylor Merchen 1:11.8 4th Destiny Dale 1:12.7 5th Jerice Coller 1:13.5 800 Meter Run 2nd Scout Sudbeck 2:52.8 3rd Marti Herber 2:52.8 1600 Meter Run 5th Misti Anderson 6:43.6 100 Meter Hurdles 2nd Marti Herber 18.6 3rd Myla Pierce 20.2 300 Meter Hurdles 2nd Marti Herber 54.9 5th Myla Pierce 57.6 4x100 Meter Relay 2nd Kadoka 56.5 4x800 Meter Relay 1st Kadoka 12:09.1
Taylor Merchen, Gusti Terkildsen, Dentiny Dale, Kwincy Ferguson
1600 Sprint Medley 1st Kadoka 4:23.5
Tess Byrd, Victoria Letellier Shaley Herber, Tia Carlson
Allie Romero, Jerica Coller Kassie Hicks, Scout Sudbeck
Shot Put 8th Mackenzie Word 25-00.50
FFA places 14th at national judging
Runner-up… The Kadoka Area boys’ track team received runner-up at the regional track meet that was held in Kadoka on Thursday, May 17. --photo by Robyn Jones
Regional Spelling Bee results from Murdo
First grade: 1st McKenna McIlravy, Philip; 2nd Kamri Parsons, Philip; 3rd Athena Dwarf, White River; 4th Gracie Fitzgerald, Philip; 5th LaQuita Black Lance, White River Second grade: 1st McCoy Peterson, Philip; 2nd Kayin Convey, Jones County; 3rd Allison Williams, Philip; 4th Xavier Wright, Kadoka Area (Interior); 5th Kelsey Morrison, White River Third grade: 1st Sarah Parsons, Philip; 2nd Wyatt Olson, Jones County; 3rd Kelton Quinn, Philip; 4th Reece Heltzel, Philip; 5th Sophia Kustar, Jones County Fourth grade: 1st Rosalie Rosales-Kleinhans, Kadoka Area (Interior); 2nd Riley Rankin, Jones County; 3rd Jake Dowling, Jones County; 4th Dylan Iwan, Jones County; 5th Kaelan Block, Kadoka Area (Midland) Fifth grade: 1st Morgan Cantrell, Philip; 2nd Aitanna Nadala, Philip; 3rd Paige LeBoeuf, White River; 4th Marcella Baldwin, Kadoka Area (Kadoka); 5th Morgan Fedderson, Jones County Sixth grade: 1st Tristen Schofield, Philip; 2nd Bobbi Antonsen, Kadoka Area (Interior); 3rd Sage Keegan, Kadoka Area (Kadoka); 4th Sarah Keefe, White River; 5th Abby Martin, Philip Seventh grade: 1st Jacob Rosales, Kadoka Area (Interior); 2nd Ciara Stoddard, Kadoka Area (Kadoka); 3rd McKenzie Stilwell, Kadoka Area (Kadoka); 4th Tanner Haukaas, White River; 5th Morgan Taft, White River Eighth Grade: 1st Tigh Livermont, Kadoka Area (Kadoka); 2nd Tyshia Ferguson, Philip; 3rd Brianna Williams, Kadoka Area (Midland); 4th Allie Romero, Kadoka Area (Kadoka); 5th Braden Letellier, Kadoka Area (Kadoka)
Kenar VanderMay, Brady Sudbeck Wyatt Enders, True Buchholz
Chandlier Sudbeck, True Buchholz Clint Stout, Sean Ireland
Tess Byrd, Kwincy Ferguson, Destiny Dale, Victoria Letellier
Tess Byrd, Victoria Letellier, Kwincy Ferguson, Shaley Herber
1600 Sprint Medley 2nd Kadoka 3:51.20
K. VanderMay, C. Sudbeck, S. Pretty Bear, S. Ireland
Sean Ireland, Sam Pretty Bear Brady Sudbeck, Clint Stout
National Range Judging Competition … Brandon Dale, Chance Knutson, Austin Thayer and Logan Christensen take time for a picture in Oklahoma City. --courtesy photo “Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.” - Zig Ziglar For the final push into the summer Kadoka FFA had another great event. On April 28 Chance Knutson, Brandon Dale, Logan Christensen and Austin Thayer left for the National Range Judging Competition. They had many exciting and enjoyable events take place over the course of the week while they were in Oklahoma City. When interviewed all of the gentlemen said they enjoyed something different about the trip. Logan was asked what his favorite part of the trip was and he stated that he enjoyed getting to see new places, things and meeting new people. He thought the overall experience was exciting and he was happy he got the privilege to go. Chance said that he enjoyed seeing new sites such as the Lazy E arena, going to the horse races and he had fun eating “all you can eat ribs” at the Rib Crib. Both Brandon and Austin liked the Lazy E arena and the National Cowboy Museum. The guys had a great time on their trip, with taking 14th place in the nation, and look forward to trying for the opportunity to go again. This year’s FFA events are over until Range Camp and Range Land Days in June, but for now, it’s summertime! --by Tessa Stout
1600 Sprint Medley 2nd Kadoka 4:41.30
Taylor Merch, Destiny Dale Shaley Herber, Tess Byrd
Tess Byrd, Victoria Letellier, Scout Sudbeck, Shaley Herber
Shot Put 13th Mackenzie Word 23-06.50 16th Racheal Shuck 20-0.50
Shot Put 1st Logan Ammons 43-04.25 13th Austin Thayer 30-07.00 14th Brandon Dale 30-06.50 Discus 2nd Logan Ammons 135-02 19th Gavin DeVries 59-04 Long Jump 15th AJ Bendt 14-03.50 Tripe Jump 10th AJ Bendt 30-05.00
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FINANCIAL REPORT KADOKA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING APRIL 1, 2012 ENDING APRIL 30, 2012
GENERAL FUND: Checking account balance, beginning: 3,104.48; Transfer into account: (from MMDA account) 283,000.00; Receipts: Jackson Co. Treasurer, taxes 18,177.37; Jones Co.Treasurer, taxes 171.94; Haakon Co. Treasurer, taxes 8,195.20; County apportionment 4,113.62; BankWest, interest 74.89; First National Midland, int. 166.62; State of SD, state aid 121,116.00; Student Activities 2,550.52; Student Participation fees 40.00; Sale of supplies & other 919.60; U.S. Dept of Ed, Indian Ed 3,274.15; State of SD, Title I 60,649.00; State of SD, REAP 11,268.00; State of SD, FFV 1,797.97; Total receipts: 232,514.88; Transfers out: (to MMDA) 198,346.12; Disbursements: 308,638.16; Ending balance, checking: 11,635.08; Money Market Deposit Account:(BW) 274,041.60; Money Market Deposit Account:(MB) 157,678.61; Petty Cash: 130.00; Total Balance of Account: 443,485.29 CAPITOL OUTLAY FUND: Checking account balance, beginning: 616.11; Transfer in: 13,000.00; Receipts: Jackson Co. Treasurer, taxes 9,374.88; Jones Co. Treasurer, taxes 108.05; Haakon Co. Treasurer 4,083.80; First National, Interest 181.76; BankWest, interest 108.20; Transfers out: 289.96; Disbursements: 24,381.57; Ending balance, checking: 2,801.27; Money Market Deposit Account: 22,0671.23; Money Market Deposit Account:(MB) 160,256.41; Total Balance of Account: 383,728.91 SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND: Checking account balance, beginning: 310.49; Transfer into account: from savings 24,000.00; Receipts: Jackson Co. Treasurer, taxes 8,732.81; Jones Co. Treasurer, taxes 100.74; Haakon Co. Treasurer, taxes 3,807.62; First National, interest 60.59; BankWest, interest 27.05; IDEA 11,350.00; Transfers out: 11,437.64; Disbursements: 35,109.18; Ending balance, checking: 1,842.48; Money Market Deposit Account: (BW) 47,709.06; Money Market Deposit Account: (MB) 49,114.94; Total Balance of Account: 98,666.48 IMPACT AID FUND: Beginning balance, checking, Receipts: Interest 1,315.36; U.S. Dept of Ed, FY 2012 0.00; Transfers out: 0.00; Money Market Deposit Account 864,506.98; C.M.A. Account 1,006,326.41; Balance of account: 1,870,833.39 CAPITOL PROJECTS FUND: Beginning balance, checking, Receipts: Interest BankWest, interest 256.98; Transfer to MMDA 256.98; Disbursements 0.00; Money Market Deposit Account 612,630.23; Balance of account: 612,630.23 FOOD SERVICE FUND: Beginning Balance: 3,412.71; Tranfer in (from Impact Aid) 0.00; Receipts: Sales 5,105.90; State of SD, reimbursement 10,151.00; Disbursements 15,097.41; Total balance checking account: 3,572.20; Cash change 40.00; Total balance accounts: 3,612.20 TRUST & AGENCY FUND: Beginning balance, checking: 30,367.92; Transfer in: 0.00; Receipts: 57,434.03; Transfers out: 40,636.15; Disbursements: 11,687.05; Balance, Checking: 35,478.75; Cash Change: 500.00; Money Market Deposit Acct: 33,713.47; Total balance of account: 69,692.22 ALBIN SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Non expendable trust fund: Beginning balance: 927.51; Transfer in: Receipts: 0.00; Disbursements: 0.00; Ending balance: 927.51 /s/ Eileen C. 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INSURANCE CLAIM 186.71; KADOKA CITY TRANSFER STATION, RUBBLE 13.70; KADOKA PRESS, PUBLICATIONS 561.05; KODET ARCH GROUP LTD, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 618.75; LONG VALLEY BOOSTER CLUB, CUSTODIAL SERVICES 200.00; MADSEN, BONNIE, TRAVEL EXPENSE 11.22; THE MASTER TEACHER, TEACHER RECOGNITION 117.85; MCLEOD'S, 8TH GRADE DIPLOMAS 147.18; MENARDS, STORAGE-DRAMA DEPT 59.70; MIDWEST ALARM CO, INC, MIDLAND-FIRE ALARM MONITOR 360.00; MILLER'S GARBAGE GARBAGE SERVICE 230.72; MOSES BLDG CENTER, TRACK MATERIALS 45.27; NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION, FFA AWARDS 149.00; NATIONAL PEN COMPANY, TEACHER APPRECIATION 126.95; OLIVER & ANDY'S BOOK COMPANY, INC., LIBRARY BOOKS 279.30; PEOPLE'S MARKET, SUPPLIES 2,102.81; POCKETFUL OF POSIES, NHS SUPPLIES 223.66; QUILL CORPORATION, SUPPLIES 480.08; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, LV-WATER EVAL 13.00; SDHSAA, DUES 470.00; SERVALL TOWEL & LINEN, K/I/LV/M-DUSTMOP SERVICE 328.02; SHUCK, COLBY, MUSICAL SUPPLIES 63.45; STAUROLITE INN, ROOM-FFA SPRING CONF 1,280.00; SUPER 8 MOTEL, TRACK TRAVEL 372.00; TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION IN EDUCATION, TIE MEMBERSHIP 640.00; THEATRE HOUSE INC, SPRING MUSICAL 156.65; TIGERDIRECT INC., PROJECTOR LAMPS 1,524.83; UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, DIBELS DATA SYSTEM 176.00; VANWAY TROPHY & AWARDS, RECOGNITION 131.85; WALKER REFUSE, I&LV-DUMP SERVICE 267.18; WALL DRUG STORE INC, ALCOHOL AWARENESS LUNCH 58.37; WRIGHT EXPRESS FSC, TRAVEL EXP 222.06; WW TIRE SERVICE, TIRES 539.84; TEACHER SALARIES, ELEMEMENTARY 36,656.26; MILEAGE:JENNIFER VAN PELT 57.92; ELIZABETH KRUSE 29.97; NANCY WELLER 107.38; BARB IRELAND 188.11; RENEE SCHOFIELD 878.70; JOHN MORO, TRAVEL & REIMB EXPENSE 38.26; CARRIE BERGEN 103.60; MARK DEVRIES 66.60; EDNA KARY 414.22; ROGER DALE 134.68; SUB TEACHERS, ELEMENTARY 1,475.37; TEACHER SALARIES, HIGH SCHOOL 16,430.14; SUB TEACHERS, HIGH SCHOOL 1,212.13; PRE SCHOOL SALARIES 606.29; TITLE VII INDIAN ED 1,036.54; TITLE VII BUS MONITOR 406.98; TITLE II A SALARIES 4,421.89; TUTORING SALARIES 160.30; GUIDANCE SALARY 3,822.71; TITLE I SALARIES 22,513.61; TITLE I SUB TEACHERS 727.87; PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SALARIES 6,309.36; OFFICES OF THE SUPT., PRINCIPAL AND BUSINESS MANAGER 23,983.17; TECHNOLOGY 3,322.50; CHAD EISENBRAUN, PHONE EXPENSE 60.00; LIBRARY 579.66; OPERATION OF PLANT SALARIES 6,138.98; COCURRICULAR SALARIES PRORATED 757.10; PUPIL TRANSPORTATION 1,649.99, NICHOLE DEVRIES, CHEER COACH 397.59; THIVENT FINANCIAL FOR LUTHERANS, TSA W/H 140.00; AMERICAN FAMILY LIFE ASSURANCE CO, CC/IC INS W/H 2,014.82; WASHINGTON NATIONAL INSURANCE CO, W/H 208.70; BENEFIT MALL, SD, LIFE INS W/H 773.76; MG TRUST COMPANY, 403(B) W/H 1,200.00; CREDIT COLLECTION BUREAU, W/H 38.96; DELTA DENTAL INS., GROUP DENTAL 4,148.18; JOHNSON, RODENBURG & LAUINGER LAW, W/H 4.44; KADOKA SCHOOL LUNCH, LUNCH W/H 43.35; KADOKA SCHOOL T&A INSURANCE FUND, W/H 377.02; KADOKA SCHOOL T&A CAFETERIA ACCT., PAYFLEX W/H 1,245.00; KADOKA SCHOOL T&A FIT/FICA ACCT., TAX 42,076.10; SD RETIREMENT SYSTEM, TR AND MATCH. 24,778.47; S.D. 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Hermann reported that the Indian Education grant application has been completed and submitted. He recommended that the transportation committee look at buses to recommend a bus purchase for next year to replace the Long Valley bus. The district could purchase a bus off another district’s bus bid. Graduation was discussed and Dan VanderMay, D.J. Addison and Mark DeVries will present the diplomas. PRINCIPALS’ REPORTS: Mr. Hagedorn reported that AP testing will be May 14 & 16; awards night will be May 15; regional track meet will be held in Kadoka on May 17. Mr. Hagedorn also reported that he had received email from Mr. Knipsel, Jones Co School, complimenting the Kadoka Area students for their behavior at the regional spelling bee. The student handbook was presented for first reading and review of various proposed changes. Discussion and a recommendation for a change to the grading scale was referred to the policy committee. The policy committee will meet prior to the special meeting to be held on May 18. Mr. Colby Shuck requested use of a school van for the senior music student to travel to Sioux Falls airport in June. The board approved the request. Mr. Jensen reported that students enjoyed the Zoo Mobile that was here on April 23rd. He reported that 13 students placed in the top five at the spelling contest; Fourth graders are attending the DeSmet Laura Ingalls Wilder field trip and 5th & 6th graders will be attending the outdoor education camp at Outlaw Ranch; end of year assessment testing is being done. The elementary handbook was presented for review and first reading. The grading scale will be adjusted to the high school scale. BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS: Buildings and Grounds: Mr. Hermann reported that the buildings and grounds committee met; no bids were received for the internal portion of the great hall project. Bids for the external portion of the project are due on May 16. A special meeting well be held on May 18 at 2:00 p.m. to award the bids. The building committee also reviewed summer projects for each of the attendance centers. Projects planned include fixing the damper system in the Kadoka School boiler room, kitchen improvement at the Midland School and carpet replacement in Interior, Long Valley and Midland schools. Other minor repairs are also included in summer projects. FRO: Dale Christensen, Mark DeVries and Eileen Stolley reported on the Federal Relations Outreach meeting for Impact Aid recently attended in Washington, DC. It was felt that this was an effective meeting providing opportunity to meet with congressional offices of influential committees in the legislative process. CITIZEN’S INPUT: Teresa Shuck announced that the National Honor Society will be sponsoring a benefit auction for Joyce Richardson during the awards banquet. INSURANCE: Ross Block moved to adopt and renew the ASBSD Worker’s Compensation insurance for 2012-2013. Motion was seconded by Dawn Rasmussen and carried. Ken Lensegrav moved to adopt and renew the ASBSD property liability insurance for 2012-2013. Motion was seconded by Dale Christensen and carried. POLICY: Second reading, Chapter 1, 11c) board member voting when members are recused due to conflict. Dale Christensen moved to adopt the policy. Motion was seconded by Ross Block and carried. MIDLAND LUNCH: One bid was received for providing services for Midland Lunch program for 2012-2013. Ken Lensegrav moved to approve a contract with Aimee Block per bid @ $4.10 per reimbursable meal, .65 for seconds and $5.00 per day for FFV preparation. Motion was seconded by D.J. Addison. Ross Block abstained from voting. Motion carried. RESIGNATIONS: Letters of resignation were read from the following: Chelsea Christians, Anthony Raaphorst, Cassy Raaphorst, Elizabeth Kruse, Alecia Fortune, Jessica Dux, Tim Hagedorn and Matt Plaggemyer. Ross Block moved to accept all with regret. Motion was seconded by Ken Lensegrav and carried. SDHSAA BALLOT: Dale Christensen moved to vote yes on the SDHSAA ballot issue regarding open enrollment. Motion was seconded by Dan VanderMay and carried. D.J. Addison moved to cast the ballot for Jason Uttermark, SDHSAA Board Division I representative. Motion was seconded by Ross Block and carried. SUPPLEMENT BUDGET: Dan VanderMay moved to adopt RESOLUTION 3301-0512 as follows: certification bonus. APPROPRIATIONS: GENERAL FUND: 2321-000-110 . . . . . 5,000.00 2321-000-210 . . . . . . 383.00 2321-000-220 . . . . . . . 300.00 TOTAL EXPENDITURES: . .5,683.00 REVENUE: 10-3111 State Aid . . . . . . . . . 5,683.00 Motion was seconded by Dale Christensen and carried. GRANT APPLICATION: Dan VanderMay moved to approve submission of the AT&T Aspire Grant application. Motion was seconded by Dale Christensen and carried. PRELIMINARY BUDGET: The preliminary 2012-2013 budget was presented and reviewed. At 9:25 Dan VanderMay moved to go into executive session for personnel matters. Motion was seconded by D.J. Addison and carried. The board came out of executive session at 11:00 p.m. Ken Lensegrav moved to offer a contract to Pam Bonenberger for summer services, not to exceed 40 hours @ $27.89 per hour. Motion was seconded by Dawn Rasmussen and carried. Dawn Rasmussen moved to offer a contract to Dana Eisenbraun for summer services, not to exceed 100 hours @ $26.70 per hour. Motion was seconded by Ross Block and carried. Dawn Rasmussen moved to issue contracts to Joan Enders and Mark Reiman for summer computer cleaning @ $500.00 each. Motion was seconded by Ken Lensegrav and carried. Ross Block moved to set special board meetings for May 16 @ 2:00 p.m. for bid opening for the great hall project and for May 18 @ 2:00 p.m. to award bids for the project. Motion was seconded by Dale Christensen and carried. Dale Christensen moved to issue extra curricular contracts to certified staff. Motion was seconded by Dawn Rasmussen and carried. Mr. Hermann reported that the elementary principal position has been offered. There is a need for rental housing for new staff members. Dan VanderMay moved to advertise for the high school principal position. Motion was seconded by Ken Lensegrav and carried. There being no further business, Ken Lensegrav moved that the meeting be adjourned. Motion was seconded by Dale Christensen and carried. Mark DeVries, President Eileen C. Stolley, Business Manager [Published May 24, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $187.80]
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Val & Sal: Nicole VanderMay & Tia Carlson
Junior Class Ushers: Mariah Pierce, Kwincy Ferguson, Katie Lensegrav & Kenar VanderMay
Brady Sudbeck & Tess Byrd
UNAPPROVED MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE KADOKA AREA SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION HELD WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012 AT THE KADOKA SCHOOL AT 7:00 P.M.
Members present: Dan VanderMay, Mark DeVries, Dawn Rasmussen, Ross Block, Dale Christensen, D.J. Addison, Ken Lensegrav Also present: Supt. Jamie Hermann; Eileen Stolley, business manager; Roger Jensen and Tim Hagedorn, principals. Visitors present: Robyn Jones, Jessica Dux, Colby & Teresa Shuck All motions are unanimous unless otherwise stated. President DeVries called the meeting to order. The Consent Agenda included the following items: to approve the agenda, to approve the minutes of the April 11 regular and April 16, 2012 building committee meetings; to approve the financial report; to approve the bills as presented. Dawn Rasmussen moved to approve the consent agenda. Motion was seconded by Ken Lensegrav and carried. GENERAL FUND: ABDO-SPOTLIGHTMAGIC WAGON 250.14; AFLAC FLEX ONE, ADMIN FEE 125.00; APEX TECH SOLUTIONS GROUP, APC BACKUPS 98.95; BEST WESTERN RAMKOTA INN - PIERRE, TRAVEL EXPENSE 355.96; BLACK HILLS SPECIAL SERVICES, ALTERNATIVE INSTRUCTION 1,068.00; BONENBERGER, PAMELA, GAS EXPENSE 43.40; BUXCEL, WENDELL, PORTA POTS-TRACK 132.50; CENTURY BUSINESS PRODUCTS INC, COPIER MAINTENANCE 429.59; DALE'S TIRE & RETREADING, INC.,
Bryan Schofield and his mom, Renee
Sisters Kassidy and Kwincy Ferguson
Jake Addison & Brady Sudbeck
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Unapproved Minutes Kadoka City Council REGULAR MEETING MAY 14, 2012 7:00 P.M.
Mayor Weller called the regular meeting of the Kadoka City Council to order at 7:00 p.m. with the following members present: Micki Word, Brad Jorgensen, Kieth Prang, Ryan Willert, Dick Stolley and Colby Shuck. Others present: Patty Ulmen, Finance Officer; Jackie Stilwell; Ronda Dennis; Forrest Davis; Bob Fugate; JoBeth Uhlir; Kelly O’Connell; Justin Otsea (CSDED); Rusty Olney; Cindy VanderMay; Nathan Riggins; Kent Buchholz (Kennedy Implement); and Patrick Solon. Ruby Sanftner and Ken Wilmarth arrived at the meeting at 7:08 p.m. Stolley made Motion 12-05-14:54 to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of April 9, 2012, the special meetings of April 19, 2012 and April 21, 2012. The motion was seconded by Word, with all members voting yes and the motion carried 6-0. OLD BUSINESS: A. Lawnmower Quotes: Quotes for a new Grasshopper lawn mower were received and presented for review. Quotes were received from Power House in Rapid City; Titan Machinery in Pierre; and Kennedy Implement in Philip. After review, Willert made Motion 12-05-14:55 to accept the quote from Kennedy Implement in the amount of $13,250.00 less $4,000.00 trade in on the old mower. The motion was seconded by Word. Discussion was held on the funding source for the purchase and it was determined that the amount budgeted for the Park for a new mower would be used, with the balance coming from the liquor fund. A roll call vote was taken, with all members voting yes and the motion carried 6-0. B. Swimming Pool Personnel: Stolley made Motion 12-05-14:56 to approve Emmy Antonsen’s registration for lifeguard recertification and for Aubrey Schnee, Tia Carlson and Mackenzie Word for Lifeguard certification training to be held in Philip May 29, 2012 through May 31, 2012. The motion was seconded by Willert, with all members voting yes and the motion carried 6-0. Shuck made Motion 12-05-14:57 to approve hiring Tia Carlson and Mackenzie Word as lifeguards at a salary of $7.25/hour, in addition to the four lifeguards previously hired. The motion was seconded by Stolley. A roll call vote was taken, with Micki Word abstaining and the motion carried 5-0-1. Current policy will be amended so that it is not required that a manager or assistant manager be on duty at all times. C. Overtime Pay/Summer Position: Jackie Stilwell declined the girls softball coaching position because of overtime pay issues. The position will be readvertised. Shuck made Motion 12-05-14:58 to adjourn the outgoing council. The motion was seconded by Stolley. All members voted yes and this portion of the meeting was adjourned at 7:17 p.m. The meeting reconvened with Mayor Weller administering the Oaths of Office to council members Colby Shuck, Micki Word and Brad Jorgensen. Word made Motion 12-05-14:59 to nominate Brad Jorgensen as Council President. The motion was seconded by Shuck. There were no other nominations; all members voted yes, and Brad Jorgensen was elected Council President. Stolley made Motion 12-05-14:60 to nominate Colby Shuck as Council Vice President. The motion was seconded by Word. There were no other nominations; all members voted yes, and Colby Shuck was elected Council Vice President. The bills were presented for approval. After review by all council members, Stolley made Motion 12-05-14:61 to approve the bills as submitted. The motion was seconded by Shuck. A roll call vote was taken, with all members voting yes and the motion carried 6-0. BILLS TO APPROVE AT THE MAY 14, 2012 MEETING Kadoka Care Center, Fire Sprinkler System Installation 40,896.00; AFLAC, Monthly Premium 85.82; Delta Dental, Monthly Premium 551.50; JS Construction, Auditorium Garage Door 460.85; SD Dept. of Revenue, Sales Tax 1,552.33; SD One Call, Message Fees 7.77; The Lodge at Deadwood, Conference Lodging 77.00; Verizon Wireless, Cell Phone 77.79; SD Retirement, Monthly Contribution 2,196.06; 3B's Heating & Air Conditioning, Install Cooler/Bar 2,256.95; Bank West, Swimming Pool Till Cash 30.00; Beer Slingers, Dance at Bar 500.00; Dakota Supply Group, Supplies 980.47; Davis, Forrest, Reimburse/Conference Expense 74.24; Discount Fuel, Vehicle Fuel 18.85; Double H Feed, Supplies 37.50; Ecolab, Pest Control 192.44; Ernie's Building Center, Garage Door/Auditorium 874.21; Golden West, Telephone/Cable 719.78; Hogen's Hardware, Supplies/Repairs 339.22; J & D Precast, Supplies/Sewer Dept. 1,271.00; J & S Restore, Repairs 12.00; Jackson Co. Auditor, Reimburse Teletype Fees 2,000.00; John Deere Credit, Monthly Payment/Front End Loader 2,023.03; Kadoka Press, Publishing 190.74; KCBA, Reimburse/Expenses 783.61; Konst Machine, Supplies 24.11; McLeod's Printing, Supplies 827.40; Midwest Cooperatives, Vehicle Fuel 1,127.67; Northwest Pipe, Supplies 12.12; Pahlke, Alvin, Legal Services 150.00; Peoples Market, Supplies 662.25; Pierre Landfill, Tipping Fees 988.40; Power House, Supplies 133.71; Quill, Supplies 430.28; Riggins, Nathan, Reimburse/Expenses 155.19; SD Dept. of Health, Lab Samples 13.00; SD Dept. of Revenue, Sales Tax 1,569.72; Servall, Laundry 404.47; Stromer's Plumbing, Repairs/Bar 628.00; United States Postal Service, Postage 68.00; USA Blue Book, Supplies 40.51; West Central Electric, Electricity 4,684.20; West River Excavation, Solid Waste Transportation/Backhoe 2,378.79; West River Lyman Jones, Water Payment 5,061.25; Chamberlain Wholesale, Liquor Supplies 1,653.38; Coca Cola, Liquor Supplies 112.00; Dakota Toms, Liquor Supplies 126.46; Eagle Sales, Liquor Supplies 9,226.85; Jerome Beverage, Liquor Supplies 2,270.55; Johnson Western Wholesale, Liquor Supplies 1,984.78; Republic, Liquor Supplies 2,296.76; Hogen's Hardware, Horizon's/Rodeo Ground Supplies 43.41; Jackson Co. Conservation District, Horizon's/Trees 107.00; Kadoka Care Center, Fire Sprinkler System Installation 82,987.50; ACH Withdrawal for Taxes, Federal Employment Taxes 5,824.67; ACH Withdrawal for Dakota Care, Health Insurance Premium 5,972.62; Total Bills Presented at 5-1412 Meeting: 190,174.21 The financial statement, along with a report listing the breakdown of revenue, expenses, and bank balances for the month of April was distributed. After a review of the information, Shuck made Motion 12-05-14:62 to approve the financial report. The motion was seconded by Jorgensen. A roll call vote was taken, with all members voting yes and the motion carried 6-0. City of Kadoka Financial Statement as of 4-30-12: Revenue: General Fund - $34,859.41; 3 B’s Fund - $1,600.82; Street Fund $8.73; Liquor Fund - $28,763.57; Water Fund - $9,005.94; Sewer Fund $2,342.22; Solid Waste Fund $4,026.60. Expense: General Fund - $78,145.32; 3B’s Fund - $1,593.74; Liquor Fund $29,519.80; Water Fund - $10,969.54; Sewer Fund - $1,273.57; Solid Waste Fund - $3,029.23. Payroll: Mayor/Council - $2,130.00; Administration - $4,563.41; Streets $3,438.89; Police - $3,865.41; Auditorium/Parks - $3,499.20; Liquor $7,153.31; Water/Sewer – $4,210.99; Solid Waste - $991.27; Group Health/Dental - $6,524.12; Retirement $3,214.98; Social Security/Medicare $5,824.67. Bank Balances: Checking Account $724,937.83; ATM Account - $2,754.29; Certificates of Deposit - $774,610.04. Citizen Input: No one was present to address the council. NEW BUSINESS: A. Planning/Zoning Commission: Ken Wilmarth addressed the council to give an update of the planning/zoning commission. He stated that they have a draft completed of a comprehensive plan for the city of Kadoka. A public meeting is required for the commission to give a presentation to the citizen’s and address concerns and answer any questions the public may have regarding the plan. Tentatively, the public hearing is scheduled for May 30, 2012. Justin Otsea, from the Central South Dakota Enhancement District has been working with the commission on this plan and stated that it is a 20 to 30 year plan and encompasses all areas of the city. B. Auditorium Sound System: Bob Fugate discussed the current sound system in the auditorium. He stated that currently the sound is not evenly distributed and depending on where someone is sitting, they may or may not be able to hear everything that is taking place. The current sound system was a joint venture between the city and the school and the school advised him that someone is coming out from Mid-States Audio to look at the system and propose changes and upgrades that can be done to improve the quality of the sound. In addition to talking to the City, he stated that he has discussed funding for the improvements with KCBA, and plans to talk to Horizons. The music parents have also expressed an interest in being involved with the project. He will also discuss the matter at a future school board meeting, when he has more information from Mid-States Audio. C. Ruby Sanftner: Ruby stated that the nursing home project is approx. 82% completed. The sidewalks are done, the fire sprinklers are in and the bathroom project is in progress. She then addressed a request on behalf of the Catholic Church related to the ditch and culvert system in the front of the Church. She stated that the Church would like to trench out the ditch, and put in a new culvert (approx. 20 to 30 feet in length). They would then like to put rock in over the culvert to allow for more parking. Solon stated that he is concerned about the length of the culvert and problems that would be caused by freezing in the winter. Jorgensen stated that he believes that the city should inspect the location, and review current city ordinances prior to any decision being made. D. Fire Alarm System/Auditorium: The city received an estimate of $15,000.00 to install a fire alarm system in the auditorium. However, South Dakota law requires that a registered, professional engineer design all fire alarm systems, in buildings the size of the auditorium. Several firms were suggested. The council stated that they would like to receive quotes from the various firms in order to determine who would do the engineering work on the project. The project plan is to proceed and complete the engineering work in 2012 and install the actual system in June of 2013. The quotes will be obtained and presented to the council for review and approval at a future meeting. E. Budget Motion/CDBG Funds: The city was awarded a $145,000.00 Community Development Block Grant for the purpose of installation of the fire sprinkler system at the nursing home. Shuck made Motion 12-05-14:63 to approve an increase to the city’s 2012 budget in the amount of $145,000.00 to reflect receipt of Community Development Block Grant Funds for the Kadoka Nursing Home Fire Sprinkler System Installation Project. The motion was seconded by Jorgensen. A roll call vote was taken, with all members voting yes and the motion carried 6-0. F. Building Permit/Glenn Freeman: A building permit was presented to the council for approval. After discussion, Jorgensen made Motion 12-05-14:64 to approve the building permit, contingent upon a review of the site by Solon and Riggins and their approval. The motion was seconded by Willert, with all members voting yes and the motion carried 60. G. Finance Office Storage: The room in the auditorium that formerly housed the school’s weight room is vacant. Currently, music dept. items are being kept in the room. In addition, the city is in need of additional space to store their financial records. It was determined that shelving built along one wall would be sufficient to resolve the city’s storage problem and would leave most of the room for music items to be stored for the school. The finance officer and Mr. Shuck stated that they could easily resolve the issue to the benefit of both the city and the school. COUNCIL REPORTS: A. Water/Sewer: The manhole on Locust Street has been installed. B. Streets: The asphalt project on Locust Street is scheduled for Thursday, May 17, 2012. The council gave their approval for Solon to purchase additional asphalt for repairs on other streets in the city. The street on the west side of the Nursing Home was again discussed. The street needs to be fixed and the question was who was responsible for the cost. No decision or action was taken. C. Solid Waste: Prang had no report. Willert stated that the door between the office and main area of the transfer station needs to be replaced. Jackie Stilwell, on behalf of Horizon’s, requested that there be a two week period designated for city-wide clean up. The dates suggested are May 29, 2012 through June 9, 2012. The council gave their approval and Horizons will put the ad in the paper. D. Liquor: The alarm system malfunctioned and repairs have been done and it is working correctly now. The main cost for the repairs will be travel expense for the service technician to come and do the repair work. There will be a dance on May 19, 2012. E. Auditorium/Park: Word had no report. Shuck discussed mosquito spraying. F. Public Safety: The monthly report was distributed. G. Mayor’s Report: no report Shuck made Motion 12-05-14:65 to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Prang, with all members voting yes and the meeting was adjourned at 8:27 p.m. Harry Weller, Mayor ATTEST: Patty Ulmen, Finance Officer City of Kadoka [Published May 24, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $136.80]
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WEST RIVER WATER DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT April 19, 2012
CALL TO ORDER: The West River Water Development District convened for their regular meeting at the West River Water Development District Project Office in Murdo, SD. Chairman Joseph Hieb called the meeting to order at 10:30 a.m. (CT). Roll Call was taken and Chairman Joseph Hieb declared a quorum was present. Directors present were: Joseph Hieb, Casey Krogman, Marion Matt and Veryl Prokop. Absent: Lorne Smith. Also present: Jake Fitzgerald, Manager; Kati Venard, Sec./Bookkeeper; Dave Larson, Larson Law PC. ADDITIONS TO AGENDA: None. APPROVE AGENDA: Motion by Director Prokop, seconded by Director Matt to approve the agenda. Motion carried unanimously. APPROVE MINUTES: The minutes of the March 15, 2012, meeting were previously mailed to the Board for their review Motion by Director Matt, seconded by Director Krogman to approve the March minutes. Motion carried unanimously FINANCIAL REPORT: A. APPROVAL OF BILLS: Joseph Hieb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56.61 Casey Krogman . . . . . . . . . . . . .56.61 Marion Matt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56.61 Veryl Prokop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56.61 West River/LymanJones RWS . . . . . . . . . . . . .1,000.00 Kadoka Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . .141.41 Lyman County Herald . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88.17 Murdo Coyote . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94.45 Pennington County Courant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60.16 Pioneer Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91.94 Todd County Tribune . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97.46 Internal Revenue Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95.76 DENR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50.00 Motion by Director Krogman, seconded by Director Matt to approve the District bills. Motion carried unanimously. B. DISTRICT FINANCIAL STATUS REPORT: The financial status of the District to date was previously sent to the Board. A copy of the March Financial Report is on file at the District office in Murdo Motion by Director Prokop, seconded by Director Krogman to approve the March Financial Report. Motion carried unanimously. REPORTS: A. MANAGER'S REPORT: Manager Fitzgerald presented his April report to the Board. Motion by Director Matt, seconded by Director Prokop to approve the Manager’s Report. Motion carried unanimously B. OTHER REPORTS: None Chairman Hieb declared recess at 10:40 a.m. Meeting was reconvened at 11:09 a.m. 2011 AUDIT REVIEW: Mark Lyons representing Casey Peterson & Associates, Ltd. appeared before the Board to review the District’s 2011 financial statements. Mark noted there were no significant findings and that the audit went very smoothly. The audit report was sent to the South Dakota Department of Legislative Audit and has been approved. Motion by Director Prokop, seconded by Director Matt to accept the 2011 audit report. Motion carried unanimously. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 11:20 A.M. (CT). Joseph Hieb, Chairman ATTEST: Kati Venard, Recording Secretary [Published May 24, 2012 at the total approximate cost of $39.97]
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NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION
A Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in all the voting precincts in Jackson County. The election polls will be open from seven a.m. to seven p.m. (MDST) on the day of the election. The polling place in each precinct in this county shall be as follows: Precinct # 1: Town of Cottonwood and rural area Polling Place: Cottonwood Rangefield Station Precinct # 2: Town of Interior and rural area Polling Place: Interior School Precinct # 3: [East] North portion of the City of Kadoka and rural area Polling Place: Courthouse Basement Precinct # 3: [West] West of the City of Kadoka (Rural area on the east end of Commissioner Dist. 5) Polling Place: Courthouse Basement Precinct # 4: South portion of the City of Kadoka (Wards 1 & 2) Polling Place: Courthouse Basement Precinct # 5: Town of Belvidere and rural area Polling Place: Belvidere Fellowship Hall Precinct # 6: Long Valley area Polling Place: Long Valley School Precinct # 7: [East] South portion of the Village of Wanblee and rural area (Rural area on the west end of Commissioners Dist. 3) Polling Place: Crazy Horse School Commons Area Precinct # 7: [West] North portion of the Village of Wanblee and rural area (Rural area on the east end of Commissioners Dist. 4) Polling Place: Crazy Horse School Commons Area Precinct # 8: Green Valley area Polling Place: Green Valley Fire Hall (Larry May residence) Voters with disabilities may contact the county auditor for information and special assistance in absentee voting or polling place accessibility. 605-837-2422 Vicki D. Wilson Jackson County Auditor [Published May 24 & 31, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $52.72]
Town of Cottonwood REGULAR MEETING May 16, 2012
The regular meeting of the Town of Cottonwood was held at Town Hall on Wednesday evening, May 16, 2012 at 7 p.m. Present were JC Heath, Trenton Heath, Ted & Mattie Degen & Doug Hovland. The meeting was called to order by JC Heath. Old Business: Discussed mail & census. New Business: Discussed burn ordinances in Cottonwood. There was also discussion on plowing of roads during winter months. There was also discussion about mailboxes in Cottonwood. Discussed the bill for the Municipal League. Dave Griffin mafe motion to accept. Doug Hovland seconded. The following bills were approved: Mayor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30.00 Voter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30.00 Bookkeeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30.00 WREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101.00 Walker Refuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86.25 Kadoka Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22.75 First National Agency . . . . . . . . .400.00 Checking Acct. Balance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9,777.51 CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4,805.85 With there being no other business to discuss, a motion was made & seconded to adjourn. The next regular meeting will be held on June 20, 2012 – 7 p.m. at Town Hall. JC Heath, President [Published May 24, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $16.61]
NOTICE OF TABULATING EQUIPMENT TEST
Notice is hereby given that the automatic tabulating equipment will be tested to ascertain that it will correctly count the votes for all offices and measures that are to be cast at the Primary Election to be held on the 5th day of June, 2012. The test will be conducted on the 29 th. day of May, 2012 at 10:30 o’clock a.m. at the following location: Jackson County Courthouse, 700 Main Street South, Kadoka, SD. Dated this 8th day of May, 2012. Vicki D. Wilson, Jackson County Auditor [Published May 24, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $8.13]
TOWN OF INTERIOR NOTICE OF ADOPTION
AN ORDINANCE IN REVISION OF THE MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF INTERIOR, SOUTH DAKOTA Notice is hereby given Ordinance # 1202, an Ordinance in Revision of the Municipal Ordinances of the Town of Interior, was duly adopted by the Town Board on May 16, 2012, and shall become effective June 14, 2012, according to South Dakota law. The Ordinance revises the Municipal Ordinances of the municipality heretofore adopted, and repeals all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict therewith. The ordinance does not repeal special ordinances, appropriation ordinances, levying ordinances for the issuance of bonds, and other special ordinances of like character. Such ordinances not included in the revision and still having force and effect may be found in the Finance Office. A copy of the Revised Municipal Ordinance is available for public inspection by contacting Linda Livermont, Finance Officer at 605-433-5323 or by contacting any of the board members Allen Grimes, Kelly Fortune, or Sue Leach or a copy is available for viewing at the Cowboy Corner Store. Finance Officer Linda Livermont [Published May 24, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $14.63]
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Comprehensive Plan
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, the City of Kadoka, South Dakota; Planning & Zoning Commission will meet to hold a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed City of Kadoka Comprehensive Plan. The hearing will be held on May 30th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Annex of the Kadoka Auditorium, 820 Chestnut Street, Kadoka, South Dakota, at which time and place any person interested may appear to give public testimony. A copy of the proposed Comprehensive Plan is available for public viewing at the City Finance Offie and the Jackson County Library. The draft is also available on the City’s website for your personal viewing and printing. For more information please contact Ken Wilmarth, Planning & Zoning Commission Chairman, at either wilmarth@gwtc.net or (605) 8372287. Dated this 14th of May, 2012. [Published May 17 & 24, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $23.84]
Legal Deadline Friday at Noon
Thanking America’s armed forces active duty U.S. military offered free entrance to all national parks
To show our appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. Military, on May 19 – Armed Forces Day – the National Park Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents. “We honor the sacrifices our warriors and their families have made to this country. I know a visit to the Badlands can bring peace and happiness when we need it the most,” said Badlands National Park Superintendent Eric Brunnemann. Visitors are encouraged to attend one of the daily ranger programs offered May 29 through September 10. Fossils Talks and Junior Ranger Programs are especially popular for families with children. The Night Sky Program is a must-see and is held Friday through Monday after the 9 pm Evening Ranger Program in the Cedar Pass Campground. For more information on planning a visit, see www.nps.gov/badl. Active duty members of the U.S. Military and their dependents can pick up their pass at any Badlands National Park entrance booth. They must show a current, valid military identification card to obtain their pass. More information is available at www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm. Minuteman Missile National Historic Site does not charge an entrance fee, so passes are not required but can be picked up at Badlands. “Minuteman Missile National Historic Site tells a contemporary military story that is directly connected to our airmen at neighboring Ellsworth Air Force Base,” stated Superintendent Ruben Andrade. Minuteman Missile will offer tours of its Delta-1 Launch Control Center daily at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Missile silo Delta-9 (I-90, Exit 116) is also open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis by coming to the Visitor Center, located in Cactus Flat, off I-90 at Exit 13, adjacent to the Conoco gas station. This military version of the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass also permits free entrance to sites managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Forest Service. The pass is also available at these locations. “Through the years, military members, especially those far from home in times of conflict, have found inspiration in America’s patriotic icons and majestic landscapes, places like the Statue of Liberty and the Grand Canyon that are cared for by the National Park Service and symbolize the nation that their sacrifices protect,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “This new pass is a way to thank military members and their families for their service and their sacrifices.” National parks and the military have strong ties going back to the establishment of Yellowstone as the world’s first national park in 1872. The U.S. Cavalry watched over America’s national parks and did double duty, serving as the first park rangers until the National Park Service was created 44 years later. During World War II, many parks were set aside for the training and care of military personnel. Today, dozens of national parks commemorate military battles and achievements.
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AUCTIONS POSITION OPEN: The Kadoka Area School District is seeking applications for an elementary teacher position. Applications 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. KP45-2tc CLEARNCE SALE on SURPLUS TREES, SHRUBS, ORNAMENTALS, VINES - many varieties still available. Jackson County Conservation District, 805 Main Street, Kadoka (605) 827-2242#3 or mayola.horst@sd.nacdnet.net KP45-1tc HELP WANTED: Waiters or waitresses. Apply at Happy Chef. OpenK44-2tp ing May 22. POSITION OPEN: Jackson County is accepting applications for full time Director of Equalization Clerk. Must work well with the public, and have clerical and computer skills. Jackson County benefits include health insurance, life insurance, S.D. Retirement, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Position open until filled. Beginning wage $9.00 per hour. Applications are available at the Jackson County Auditor’s office or send resume to Jackson County, PO Box 280, Kadoka, SD 57543. Ph: 605K44-4tc 837-2422. POSITION OPEN: Jackson County Highway Department Worker. Experience in road/bridge construction /maintenance preferred. CDL Preemployment drug and alcohol screening required. Applications / resumes accepted. Information (605) 837-2410 or (605) 837 - 2422 Fax (605) 837-2447 K44-4tc POSITION OPEN: The Kadoka Area School District is seeking applications for the high school principal position. Applications 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. KP44-2tc POSITION OPEN: The Kadoka Area School District is seeking applications for the assistant janitor position. Applications can be found on the Kadoka Area School District website. Applications may be submitted either electronically to Tim.Hagedorn@k12.sd.us or mail to Kadoka Area School District, Attn: Tim Hagedorn, 800 Bayberry St., PO Box 99, Kadoka, SD 57543. Kadoka Area School District is an EOE. KP44-2tc POSITIONS OPEN: The Kadoka Area School District is seeking applications for following positions: special education aide and instructional at the Interior School. Applications can be found on the Kadoka Area School District website. Applications may be submitted either to electronically Roger.Jensen@k12.sd.us or mail to Kadoka Area School District, Attn: Roger Jensen, 800 Bayberry St., PO Box 99, Kadoka, SD 57543. Kadoka Area School District is an EOE. KP44-2tc LOOKING TO RENT: Three (or more) bedroom house to rent or rent to own in Kadoka/Philip area. Contact Chris Riggins, 719-338-7775, day or night. KP44-4tp 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 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 cell 390-8604, email 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 HOSPITAL, COMMERCIAL KITCHEN, Office and Nursing Home Equipment Auction, 9:00 am June 2nd, Hoven, SD. www.hovensd.com has pictures. M & R Auctions ph.’s 605-769-1181, 605-281-1067 or 605948-2201. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY NEED MONEY TO PAY off bills or just for summer fun?? Sell Avon! Work from home. Earn 40% on your first 4 orders. 1-877-454-9658. CONTRACT SALESPERSONS sell aerial photography of farms, commission basis, $7,000$10,000/month. Proven product and earnings, Travel required. More info at msphotosd.com or call 605-8823566. LOOMIX® FEED SUPPLEMENTS is seeking dealers. Motivated individuals with cattle knowledge and community ties. Contact Bethany at 800-870-0356 / becomeadealer@adm.com to find out if there is a dealership opportunity in your area. EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCED CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION Field Supervisor needed. Based out of Dell Rapids, SD. Excellent pay and benefits. Call Buskerud Construction at 605-4285483. Equal Opportunity Employer. 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. BRIDGEWATER CITY accepting written Notice of Interest for Manager Lessees for City Bar. Call Bridgewater Finance Office 605/729-2690 or see bridgewatersd.com for more information. BUILDING TRADES INSTRUCTOR opening for 9th-12th grade program in Northwest South Dakota. Competitive wage, excellent benefits, car provided. For more information contact Cris Owens, Northwest Area Schools, 605-466-2206 or Christine.Owens@k12.sd.us 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, CITY OF NEW TOWN seeking Water Plant Operator. Mandatory Water/Sewer Operator License. Resume: City of New Town, PO Box 309, New Town, ND 58763. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, Madison, SD. FT:DOE, benefits package. 4 year degree and/or related experience. See posting at www.chamberofmadisonsd.com. COUNTY HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT - Huron, SD. Job description available at www.beadle.sdcounties.org. Deadline to apply is 6-15-12. Submit resume with salary expectations to auditor@beadlesd.org. THE SISSETON SCHOOL DISTRICT 54-2 has an opening for Food Service Director. Application and job description available at the business office at 516 8th Ave.W Sisseton, SD 57262. Position open until filled. EOE. 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 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. SEEKING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for the United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton. For information and application go to www.yanktonunitedway.org. HELP WANTED: Produce manager at Tucker’s SuperValu Foods, Miller, SD. Apply online at www.tuckerssupervalu.com or pick up application at the store. Wage negotiable DOQ. 605-853-2426. LAKE PRESTON SCHOOL District, full time custodian, head football, assistant football, and assistant volleyball, opened 5-15-12, closes 6-1-12, Contact: Tim Casper, Supt, Lake Preston School District, 300 1st St. NE. tim.casper@k12.sd.us, 605847-4455. 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. NOTICES ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper 605-8372259 or 800-658-3697 for details. OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY DRIVERS - $1000 SIGN-ON BONUS. *HOME WEEKLY *Must be Canadian eligible. *2500+ miles weekly *$0.42 for all Canadian miles *$50 border crossing pay *95% no tarp (888) 691-5705. REAL ESTATE 1328 ACRES OF Missouri River front land in Gregory County, SD. Immediate possession. Contact SD Real Estate at (605)775-2531, www.realestatedakota.com for more info & photos. WANTED TO BUY BUYING ANTLERS UP to 7.50 per lb. brown elk, 6.00 per lb. brown deer. Will be buying porcupines again this fall. Phone 605-517-0397 or clawantlerhide@hotmail.com.
Auto Parts
Hwy 248 • Kadoka, SD
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Wix Filters
Gates Belts & Hoses We make Hydraulic Hose & Chainsaw Chains!
We’re Open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - Noon • 1 - 5 p.m.
Phone 837-2214
Tim home 837-2087 Dave cell 488-0326
CITY OF KADOKA SUMMER EMPLOYMENT POSITION
The City of Kadoka is now accepting applications for the following summer position: Girls Softball Coach. Applicants must be at least sixteen (16) years of age. Applications may be obtained from the City Finance Office, PO Box 58, Kadoka, SD 57543; telephone (605) 837-2229. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applications must be received by 4:00 PM, May 29, 2012. The City of Kadoka is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
CITY-WIDE CLEAN UP
Tuesday, May 29 through Saturday, June 9
The City of Kadoka and the Horizons Committee are working together to help you clean up Kadoka!
Free dumping at rubble site
(does not include tires or household trash) (City Residents Only)
Tuesday & Thursday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Horizons is willing to help with small projects. Please call prior to make arrangements if you have a project and need assistance. Call Patty at 837-2229 or Jackie at 837-2200 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Let’s take pride in Kadoka & clean up!
Thank Yous
Thank you to so many of you... community friends and neighbors who helped remove and clean up debris from last Friday’s storm. Much of the debris and wind-ravaged roofing materials had to be picked up by hand and fortunately many willing and generous hands gave a speedy response and Main Street was quickly cleared. Saturday, again thanks to the efforts of many willing helpers, the bulk of our storm-ravaged roof was cut apart, drug out, loaded and hauled off. Thank you, each and everyone of you, Don & Randi Hogen’s Hardware Thank you to the parents of the eighth grade graduates for the reception that was held to honor them. It was very nice and so enjoyable. Ella Rock
KADOKA
CITY-WIDE RUMMAGE SALE:
Saturday, June 2
Call the Kadoka Press to list your sale! DEADLINE for advertising is Wed., May 23. See the ad in the next Profit & Kadoka Press
Agriculture …
Winner Regional Extension Center
Bob Fanning, Plant Pathology Field Specialist • 605-842-1267 Foliar Fungicides for Wheat Scab and Late Rust Infestations Wheat producers will want to watch the weather forecast and monitor the “Fusarium Head Blight Risk Assessment Tool – 2012”:http://www.wheatscab.psu.e du/riskTool_2012.html over the next few weeks. With wet weather during anthesis (flowering) and the early stages of grain development, any wheat field can be infected with scab to some degree, but those at highest risk are planted into corn, grain sorghum, millet or wheat residue. The 2012 prediction tools provide daily estimates of risk for Fusarium head blight based on weather the past seven days. Foliar fungicide applications will also provide protection against late season rust infestations, and the risk of leaf and/or stripe rust may influence those decisions. Progression of rusts moving up from the south can be monitored by visiting the USDA Cereal Disease Laboratory: http://www.ars. usda.gov/Main/docs.htm?docid=97 57. The most current information can be found at the link, “Reports on the Current Rust Situation in the U.S.” Information during the previous two weeks is summarized in the most recent “2012 Cereal Rust Bulletin”. 2012 Rust Observation Maps are updated as reports are received. For information on fungicide recommendations, access “South Dakota Wheat Fungicide Recommendations”: http://pubstorage.sdstate.edu/AgBio_Publications/artic les/FS952.pdf and/or “Managing Crop Diseases with Fungicides”: http://igrow.org/up/resources/033005-2012.pdf. HOSTA Tractor Safety Schools The HOSTA, or Hazardous Occupation and Safety Training in Agriculture, program is alive and well in South Dakota. SDSU Extension was waiting to see how the US Department of Labor’s proposed youth farm labor rule would fare before making plans to conduct the program. The proposed rule, which would have significantly tightened restrictions on youth performing hired farm labor, even on farms owned and operated by their parents, was recently withdrawn. Plans are in place to build on the current program, which is outlined on the SDSU HOSTA website:http://www.sdstate.edu/abe/ex tension/hosta/index.cfm, but for now, will be conducted much as it has been for several years. The Hazardous Occupations Order in Agriculture (HOOA) law states that any individual who is 14 to 15 years old must be trained on the safe operation of tractors, farm machinery, and other hazardous activities in the agricultural industry. 14 to 15-year-old youths who are working on their home or family farm are exempt from the training and certification requirements. As of now, HOSTA training sessions will be held on Friday, June 8 at the Winner Regional Extension Center, and Monday, June 11 at the Ag & Biosystems Engineering Building on the SDSU Campus in Brookings. One or more additional locations are being considered. The sessions will begin at 10:00 am with classroom instruction until noon, at which time the youth attending will take the written test. The afternoon will be used to conduct the skills and driving tests which are required to qualify for a HOSTA certificate in addition to passing the written test. The cost of the training is $15, which includes a noon meal. To receive a HOSTA certificate, youth must be 14 years of age. Youth who are 13 years of age are welcome to attend the training, complete the written, skills and driving tests, and their certificate will be mailed to them when they turn 14. Youth who only work on their family farm or otherwise do not need a HOSTA certificate are also welcome to attend. Youth desiring a HOSTA certificate should study the 48 “core” task sheets on the HOSTA website, on which the written test is based, and which satisfies the “24 hours of instruction” previously required. For more information, contact Uilk at 688-5675 Nic nicholas.uilk@sdstate.edu or Bob Fanning at 842-1267 robert.fanning@sdstate.edu. Calendar 6/8/2012: HOSTA Tractor Safety School, 10:00 a.m., Regional Extension Center, Winner, SD 6/13/2012: HOSTA Tractor Safety School, 10:00 a.m., Ag & Biosystems Engineering, SDSU 6/18/2012: SDSU CPT & AgriPro Winter Wheat Variety Plot Tour, 5:30 p.m., Kennebec, SD 6/21/2012: SDSU CPT Winter Wheat Variety Plot Tour, 5:30 p.m., Ideal, SD
May 24, 2012 • Kadoka Press •
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Fashion statements at Kadoka Area High School graduation
Anything goes … at graduation. If graduate Brady Sudbeck (L) feels like wearing shorts and tennis shoes is more comfortable -- wear them. Or, like the junior class ushers, Katie Lensegrav and Mariah Pierce, who stretch the style from flat to high. --photos by Ronda Dennis
Jackson County FSA
Michael Goetzinger, County Executive Director
ANNUAL CROP CERTIFICATION The next phase of the Farm Program is crop certification. This entails producers/operators and landowners (getting a share of the crop) are reporting planted AND crops to be planted for crop year 2012 to their local FSA County Office. The process will be that the County Office is calling producers/operators to set up appointments to do this. Of course, if you want in sooner-if you have a Federal Crop worked wheat loss, for example, just give us a call. Deadline to report acres is 7/15. Every year, at crop reporting, we see instances of new breaking that was NOT reported to FSA. Remember, the sod/swamp provisions require you to report any new breaking or drainage work PRIOR to doing these activities. This is so that the ground can be evaluated and determined if highly erodible or a wetland and if need a conservation compliance plan, etc. IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES •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; •Farm Program (DCP) or Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) – June 1; •Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payment Program (SURE) 2010 crop disaster – June 1 •2011 ACRE Production Evidence – July 15; Certification of Planted Acres – July 15; •MILC milk program–Sept. 30, 2012; •Multi-Peril Crop Insurance for the next crop year – Contact your crop insurance agent or the regional Risk Management Agency office.
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“South Dakota Agriculture Means Business” is the theme for the 2012 Governor’s Ag Development Summit in Pierre. To register for the June 27 summit, visit, http://sdda.sd.gov or call the SD Dept. of Agriculture at 7735436. The summit is open to anyone interested in how agriculture impacts South Dakota’s economy. There is no cost to attend. The Summit will engage participants in a thoughtful conversation on the business of South Dakota agriculture. As our state’s No. 1 industry continues to grow, the Summit will explore how to expand agricultural business – from increasing international trade and exports, to further developing the state’s livestock industry. The morning keynote speaker will be John Phipps, host of the U.S. Farm Report, followed by a panel discussion on Exporting and International Trade. Gov. Dennis Daugaard will present the 2012 Ag Ambassador award during lunch. The afternoon will continue with a panel discussion on Livestock Development, followed by an afternoon keynote speech on Succession Planning by Gary Sipiorski of VitaPlus. The summit is sponsored by Avera Health, Bayer Crop Science, CHS, Dacotah Bank, Farm Credit Services of America, First Dakota National Bank, Pfizer Animal Health, Pioneer, and Sanford Health.
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