Kadoka Press, May 31, 2012

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Volume 105 Number 46 May 31, 2012
Belvidere Legion Post salutes soldiers and veterans
Standing on the hillside along the east end of the Belvidere Cemetery, overlooking the graves of many fallen soldiers on a cool and windy morning, the color guard and firing squad from the Ellsworth Air Force Base conducted the ceremony at the Belvidere Cemetery on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 at 9:30 a.m. Pictured below they stand at attention while Bob Bork played “Taps” at the close of the ceremony. Along with the color guard were Belvidere Legion posts members Ted Vobr carrying the American Legion Flag and Bud Perault with the American Flag. Pictured at left, the American Flag at the gate of the Belvidere Cemetery flies at half staff. On Memorial Day flags are to be raised to half staff in the morning. At noon the flag is to be raised to full staff. The morning at half staff is for the veterans that have passed and when you raise the flag back to full staff at noon, this is for our soldiers and veterans that are still living.
Gay Tollefson … was the master of ceremonies at the Memorial Day program held at the Belvidere Fellowship Hall following the service at the cemetery. Her two granddaughters, Mikayla and Alex Rogers, played the violin and viola, JoAnne Stilwell read a poem, veterans were acknowledged and a soup and sandwich dinner concluded the service for approximately the 75 people who were in attendance.
Photos by Ronda Dennis
Pre-school screening held in Kadoka
“And we also provided the screening kits.” If any child missed the screening, their parents are urged to call Pam Bonenberger at the school. “I’m expecting to have a class of over 20 preschoolers next year,” Bonenberger added. Through the screening they check for areas of concern in development and parents can learn what to work on at home. Earlier in the morning Sara Speer, who works for Three Rivers Coop., worked with the birth to three years of age children. Stone said there will be a fall screening for head start students. They are currently taking applications for prenatal and up to five year olds. Call 837-2026 for more information. --by Ronda Dennis
grams from his childhood and all they went through getting ready for the day, including his dad getting dressed in uniform and everything being just right. In later years, Lenny took part in the programs, reciting “In Flanders Field” and as he got older he memorized the famous poem for programs. The yearly program, he said, has been passed down through the families. He recalled the little things, like the children excited about picking up the hot brass after the firing squad finished at the cemetery. Stopping by the graves where American flags waved was another way to honor the veterans. He recalled his school years at Belvidere and shared a few stories. It all comes down to a plan and teamwork of the community, he said. “Community spirit keeps this program together,” Lenny added.
Lenny Sanftner … recalled Memorial Day pro-
said Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and went on to give a brief history of Memorial Day. Even though neither Ruby or her husband were ever in the service, you can find no one prouder; they have family members who are. Their daughter, Tina, said in high school she wanted to enlist. It took Tina several pleas to convince her mom of her chosen career, one that mom is so proud of today. Now Tina is a Chief Master Sergeant and has come a long ways since 1986. She is also a past speaker at the Belvidere program. Their son-in-law, Randy, holds the same position. Ruby closed her speech reading a poem that her brother-in-law, Jerry Sanftner, wrote for Tina a few years ago. It was touching for Jerry to write, being a Vietnam Veteran himself.
Ruby Sanftner …
works on his motor skills during the screening, making his row of red blocks look like the six white blocks. --photos by Ronda Dennis Eager and ready to be all grown up and start attending school, 18 youngsters recently attended the pre-school screening which was held at the Youth In Family Services office on Main Street in Kadoka. “YFS hosted the pre-school screening,” said Kristie Stone.
Martin Badure …
News Briefs …
The Garden Club of Philip invites everyone to the first annual plant share on Saturday, June 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Haakon County Courthouse. Bring plants to share if you like and join us for freebies, door prizes, refreshments and plants. Master Gardeners will be there to answer your questions. Come and have fun with us. Jackson Kadoka Economic Development Corporation will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 5, 7:00 p.m. at Club 27. Writer’s Group will be meeting at the Jackson County Library on Wednesday, June 6. Kadoka Community Betterment Association meeting will be held on Thursday, June 7, 12:00 noon at the H&H Restaurant.
More offered in second season of Governor’s Mansion Tours
The second season of weekly public tours at the South Dakota Governor’s Mansion, beginning June 6, has some new attractions. First Lady Linda Daugaard says those who tour the stately home on the shore of Capitol Lake can view paintings and sculptures of 13 South Dakota artists. “We have some lovely art to share that is representative of the wonderful diversity of artists in South Dakota, and I am pleased to display it,” the First Lady said. “We also have added a wall of Governors’ family photos, and we have officially designated two of our guest rooms in honor of former Govs. Arthur C. Mellette and Tom Berry.” Mellette was South Dakota’s first Governor, from 1889 (at statehood) to 1893; Berry was Governor from 1933-1937. Tickets for mansion tours can be obtained in advance, at no charge, from the Pierre Chamber of Commerce. Beginning June 6, weekly public tours will be conducted each Wednesday in June, July, and August (with the exception of July 4, Independence Day; no tour that week). The 30-minute tours, for groups of up to 30 people, will begin at 10 a.m. CDT, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m., and will be conducted by volunteers, including the First Lady. Tour tickets (free) must be obtained in advance and will be available only from the Pierre Chamber of Commerce. Those people interesting in arranging a tour should call the Chamber of Commerce at 605-2247361.
Carter Kendrick … carfully listens for the tones while at the hearing and vision test station.
Joan Enders
Ella Lamont …
works on concepts with Miss
Miss Pam’s station.
Kaylee Kusick …
tests for language skills at
Church Page …
Rick Holm, M.D., Medical Editor
How did we get into this mess?
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Family of God Fellowship
Rev. James L. Synder • Ocala, FL
Violet Denke____________________
fishing with her husband (when the fish were biting!). Violet was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Rapid City, and the Good Samaritan Club. Grateful for having shared her life are her three sons, Gary Denke and his wife, Gail, of Rapid City, Gene Denke and his wife, Teresa, of Box Elder, and Gerald Denke of San Diego, Calif.; four daughters, Donna Denke of Rapid City, Darla Mengenhauser and her husband, Jack, of Rapid City, Diane Evans and her husband, Morris, of Rapid City, and Delores Fitzler and her husband, Doug, of Alliance, Neb.; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandone great-greatchildren; granddaughter; two sisters, Ruth Denke of Rapid City and Elsie Morrison and her husband, Allen, of Melbourne, Fla.; two brothers-inlaw, Arnold Johnson of Wall and Erhart Denke and his wife, Alice, of Sturgis; two sisters-in-law, Marge Denke and Marie Denke, both of Rapid City; and a host of other relatives and friends. Violet was preceded in death by her husband, Adolph Denke, on December 3, 2003; a son, Greg Denke; her parents, Albert and Johanna Geigle; a grandson, Joshua Denke; and a sister, Minnie Johnson. Funeral services were held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Peace Lutheran Church in Rapid City, with Pastor David Lindenberg officiating. Music was provided by Robin Reinhold and Ruth Stabile, pianists, and Maygie Schwiesow, Alice Richter and Alma Crosbie, vocalists. Ushers were Kenny Denke and Glenn Crose. Pallbearers were Morris Evans, Phillip, Steve and Michael Leithauser, Doug Fitzler and Joachim Schwiesow. Interment was held Saturday, at the Wall Cemetery. A memorial has been established. Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall. An online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com
Violet Denke, age 85 of Rapid City, S.D., died Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at the Golden Living Center Bella Vista in Rapid City. Violet Geigle was born July 9, 1926, at her parents’ home north of Quinn, the daughter of Albert and Johanna (Hein) Geigle. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church north of Quinn. Violet grew up and received her education in the Quinn area. She and her other sisters spent much time helping on their parents’ farm -ranch. Violet was united in marriage to Adolph John Denke on February 22, 1948, at her parents’ home north of Quinn. After their marriage, they moved to a farm-ranch north of Kadoka. In 1957, they moved to Wichita, Kan., where Adolph worked on the Titan II Missiles. In the fall of 1962, they moved to Rapid City where Violet worked for a rest home with Sidney Haine. Violet worked several years from her home as a terminal agent for National Trailer Convoy, and at SCI. Later Violet, along with her husband, owned and operated the Western Mobile Home Park in Box Elder. In 1989, they retired and sold their business to their son, Gene. This gave Violet time to enjoy her favorite hobby, quilting. Violet also enjoyed camping and
For quite a few years, “we the people” of the US have struggled with how to provide and pay for health care. There is an interesting history that got us here. In this country, during World War II, the Federal Government forced a wage control, thereby bringing companies to compete for the smaller workforce by giving employee health insurance benefits as an alternative to a higher salary. This health insurance trend was enhanced in 1954 by a tax break on businesses that gave employee health insurance. Thus, over the years, after the war, we became a country where about 75% of health care was paid for by employer-based health insurance. But that left the elderly and unemployed without health insurance, and the nation starting arguing about how to fill the gap for these people. In 1965 president Lyndon Johnson pushed through Congress two new programs to pay for health care called Medicare and Medicaid. Some thought then that our problems were solved and everyone was covered. However this evolving system, which is unique to us, different from all the countries of the world, has resulted in two huge problems: first, by 2008 more than 46 million
people were not covered, since insurance companies had to compete by not insuring and avoiding high risk and expensive patients. Second, because “the more you do, the more you make” has driven our whole system of health care, therefore more services were provided, which drastically grew hospitals, sub-specialist physicians, procedures, pharmaceuticals, and advancing technology. Some of this is good, but it is very expensive. On top of this, our legal tort/liability system has almost encouraged patients to threatened hospitals and physicians with lawsuit for any bad result, whether there was bad practice or not. The consequence has been a culture of health care, which is driven to prescribe the highest level of technology available. And thus we have the most expensive system in the world. In fact we are twice as expensive as the world’s top 15 most costly health care systems. President Obama’s effort with the ACA, also lovingly called Obamacare, is a huge step toward providing insurance coverage for more people, but much more will be needed to control costs. What should the politicians in Washington do next?
The illusive art of catching up
Is it just me, or do others have trouble catching up? Just when it looks like I am almost caught up with some project or my to-do-list, something happens setting me back a few paces. One step forward, as they say and for me 17 steps backward. Or, so it seems. I don’t have any problem whatsoever catching a cold. I once even caught a fly in my mouth while preaching, and it is as easy as New York style cheesecake to catch the dickens from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. Catching up is another matter all together. Two things happened last week that brought this to my attention. First, I took someone out to lunch. That in itself is not outstanding. My wife tells me I am out to lunch all the time. Have you ever tried to impress someone by taking them out to lunch and insist on paying for lunch? That is exactly what I did this past week. Why I ever try to impress anyone is beyond my wife’s wildest imagination, but I try, much to her chagrin. With a couple of hours to spare, my friend called me. Immediately I set into action a plan to meet him at the restaurant for lunch – on me. We had a grand time catching up on each other’s life. Personally, I was thrilled to Catch Up on something. Unfortunately, I thought I was on a roll with ham and cheese. It was delicious to enjoy this brief time if only for a moment, but all good things do end. Things were about to turn ugly. No, someone did not bring me a mirror. Instead, the affable waitress brought me the check. Normally, this would not be a problem. I would accept the check after some friendly banter with the waitress complaining about the amount and threatening not to tip her and she threatening to tell my wife. We all smiled and then it happened. I casually reached around to my back pocket to extract my wallet containing my credit card with which I would pay the check. My back pocket was as empty as a politician’s promises. At first, a slight streak of panic raced through my person causing me to freeze in petrifying fear. My first thought, I had someone else’s trousers on. But whose? More important, where was the man wearing my trousers? I smiled one of those smiles that says, “Oops, I’m in trouble but I don’t want anyone to know.” My friend sensed something was wrong; friends are like that. Looking at me he said, “Is anything wrong?” Being the truthful person I am, I said, “Wrong? What could be wrong? We’ve just enjoyed a great time together. No, nothing’s wrong. Absolutely nothing is wrong.” One problem with friends is they always know when you are lying. My friend was no different. He just looked at me and said, “OK, what’s wrong?” I may have trouble catching up but I have no trouble whatsoever being caught with my pants down. Well, maybe not quite down but certainly empty. Nothing is sadder than a man wearing empty trousers. “Did you forget your wallet?” my friend asked with delight dancing in his eyes. He happily paid the tab but I will never live it down. The second incident also had to do with my wallet. Although this time, I did not forget my wallet. I had an early morning meeting across town. I knew my car was running on fumes but no need to worry. I left the house early enough to stop and gas up. Pulling out of my driveway, I noticed the gas gauge was lower than I remembered it being the night before. A tinge of terror gripped my mind and I earnestly prayed I would get to the gas station on time. I sighed with relief as I approached a gas station. The station had just opened and the sign on the pump informed me I needed to pay for the gas before pumping it. No problem. I ambled in, presented my credit card and purchased $20 worth of gas. There is a good feeling associated with a schedule well in hand. I glanced at my watch and noticed I was two minutes ahead of schedule. With a whistle on my lips and air between my ears, I got into my car and drove away. Two miles later, I glance at the gas gauge and noticed it had not moved. I tapped the gauge and nothing happened. At that time, the car sputtered and coughed ominously. Then, like a bolt of lightening, it struck me. I had paid for the gas and drove away without pumping it into my car. By this time, the car engine stopped and I had just enough momentum to pull to the side of the road. I sat there a few minutes pondering my dilemma. I knew what I had to do but I did not want to do it. Slowly, I picked up my cell phone and dialed the dreaded number. The phone rang and in a moment, I heard myself speaking into the phone, “Honey, can you…” Waiting for my wife to bring a can of gas I thought of a verse of scripture. “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin” (James 4:17 KJV). Good intentions must be accompanied with appropriate action.
SPEEDING ON INTERSTATE HWY: February 2012 Laura Alvarado, Lakewood, CO $105 March 2012 Carol Kicielinski, Cleveland, OH $85 Tate Schmeling, Spirit Lake, IA $105 Kasey Keller, Rapid City $105 Ahish Jaglur, Minnepolis, MN $165 April 2012 Gordon Davidson, Chicago, IL $125 Glen Rapp, Marion $85 Gaurav Vyas, Lincoln, NE $145 Travis Tauber, Iowa City, IA $105 David Wolf, Spokane, WA $220 Eric Taylor, Sioux Falls $105 Chad Hanson, Dell Rapids $105 Melissa Baker, Brandon $145 SPEEDING ON STATE HIGHWAY: February 2012 Travis Two Bulls, Rapid City $85 SPEEDING OTHER ROADWAYS: April 2012 Conrad Kjerstad, Brookings $168 Irene Saunders, Martin $200 Chad Donovan, Norris $145 Leo McCauley, St. Francis $220 SPEED LIMITS IN AREAS OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION: April 2012 Terry Larson, Sioux Falls $220 Robin Mahler, Bethesda, MD $220 Peter Bonnichsen, Belle Fourche $200 FAIL TO USE CHILD PASSENGER RESTRAINT SYSTEM: April 2010 Ione McCloskey, Sioux Falls $25 Deanne Bearheels, Rosebud $25 LOG BOOK / OTHER VIOLATIONS: April 2012 Stanislav Mironenko, Venice, FL $170 CARELESS DRIVING: April 2012 Douglas Bellinger, Lincoln, NE $120 DRIVING WITH SUSPENDED (Not Revoked) LICENSE: February 2012 Melda Terkildsen, Kadoka $270 NO DRIVERS LICENSE: Febraury 2012 Regina Smith, St. Francis $120 March 2012 Melanie Hawkins, Wanblee $120 RENEWAL REGISTRATION DURING ASSIGNED MONTH: February 2012 James Buskirk, Long Valley $120 ILLEGAL LANE CHANGE: April 2012 Michael Peterson, Brookings $120 SEAT BELT VIOLATION: February 2012 Terri Mahaney, Rapid City $25 March 2012 Shane Morrison, Kernensville, NC $25 Meghan McCollum, Stokesdale, NC $25 THEFT BY INSUFFICIENT FUNDS CHECK: February 2012 Brooke Ulmer, Wolsey $150 NO PROPER LICENSE PLATES ON VEHCILE: February 2012 Melda Terkildsen, Kadoka $120 OPERATE OVERSIZE / OVERWEIGHT VEHICLE: February 2012 Dennis Johnson, Blue Earth, MN $170
College News
The following students have been named to the dean's list for academic excellence during the Spring 2012 semester at South Dakota State University. To earn dean's list distinctions in SDSU's eight colleges, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credits and must have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. •Benjamin Charles Stout, Kadoka, College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences
Read Galatians 5:16 The Creator has a specific plan for each person's life, and He has arranged our talents, abilities, and circumstances to fit with these individualized goals (Eph. The Work of the Holy Spirit 2:10). When we connect with our God-given purpose, we feel deep satisfaction and great joy. However, it's important to understand that we can't achieve the Lord's goals on our own; only by His strength and direction are we able to succeed. In John 16:33, Jesus warned us that trouble is an integral part of life in this world. But easily forgetting how weak we are, we tend to take on challenges in our own strength and resourcefulness. Human nature wants to tackle life by itself and in its own power--and then take credit. So when temptations, trials, criticism, gossip, and persecution assail, many of us have the tendency to go into high gear and try all the harder. For a while, life may actually seem good this way. But in the long run, self-reliance creates a mess. And it also interferes with the fulfillment of God's purposes. The truth is, we sometimes have to experience failure in life in order to realize our complete dependence upon God. He lovingly breaks our pride by showing us that we cannot live fully without following the Spirit's guidance. Have you surrendered to the Holy Spirit's control? Acknowledge your weakness and recognize His power, omniscience, and wisdom. The Lord does not call you to live the Christian life, which is a human impossibility. Rather, He wants you to yield control and let Him live His life through you.
Inspiration Point
Peanut Butter Custard Blast
2 cups cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs 2 tablespoons sugar 1/3 cup butter, melted Filling: 1-1/2 cups sugar 1/3 cup cornstarch 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 cups 2% milk 6 egg yolks, beaten 1 cup creamy peanut butter Topping: 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar 6 peanut butter cups, chopped 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
•In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. •For filling, in a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, flour and salt. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. •Remove from the heat. Stir 1 cup into peanut butter until smooth. Gently stir peanut butter mixture into the pan. Pour over crust. Cool to room temperature. •Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. •In a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Spread over peanut butter mixture. Sprinkle with peanut butter cups and peanuts. Drizzle with chocolate syrup.
BHSU announces the students who graduated at the Spring 2012 graduation ceremony. •LaTasha Buchholz, Kadoka, BS, Professional Accountancy •TaraJo Deuter, Kadoka, BS, Political Science, Human Services •Laurie Prichard, Kadoka, MS, Curriculum and Instruction •Christy Willert, Kadoka, MS, Curriculum and Instruction •Keely Krolikowski, Martin, Summa Cum Laude, BS, Composite Chemistry •Sharyl Bush, Rapid City, BS, Human Services, Sociology •Amber (Riggins) Cornella, Rapid City, MBA, Applied Management
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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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Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
Happiness Is
Happiness is a new bag of crinkly dipping potato chips and, at the same time, a fresh can of cheese dip. This might be in contrast to the last time you had chips and were dredging around in the bottom of the sack for pieces big enough to dip and having to do that in a nearly empty can. You might even have had to resort to collecting the last bit of dip with a spoon or your pointer finger. Failing that, you may have, in despair, dumped the crumbs from the sack into the can, stirred them around, and eaten them with a spoon. Disgusting! The new supply of chips and dip then seems quite fine. Contentment is a gorgeous sunset in all shades of pink, purple and red, and you just happen to have your camera with you at the time. Even better is having a neat tree or other interesting object or critter to silhouette against all that color with maybe a crescent moon in just the right spot. Naturally, there would be no high-line poles in the way or other clutter, and the jet jockeys wouldn’t have been racing around leaving vapor trails in all the wrong places. Delight is being right. Let’s say you were looking south in the night sky and spotted two bright stars where there should only be one at that particular time of the night and year. You try to figure out what is going on and decide one of the lights is the star, Spica, and the other has to be a planet since all the stars are consistent in their relationship to one another. The only two possibilities, given the brightness and location, are Saturn and Mars, so which one is it? After considering the matter a bit you decide on Saturn since Mars is probably more golden and a bit higher in the sky. When you later check your conclusions with your Starry Night computer program, lo and behold you are right. This is better than making a major miscalculation such as adding two and six and coming up with twenty-two and a half or otherwise ending up somewhere way out there in left field. Relief is when you work hard at something and it all comes out okay. Say your wife gives you a new book of piano preludes that you can play before church, and one of the pieces is really tough. You keep practicing that bugger and maybe play it in excess of fifty times before the tough spots are ironed out. Finally you think it might be good enough to play in public, give it a shot, and it goes just fine. Moreover, the people like it. You are quite happy with the outcome and relieved that things didn’t fall apart somewhere in that difficult arpeggio on page three or the loud and flashy ending. You have accomplished your goal. Great enjoyment is having roast beef for dinner when it is tender, tasty and cooked just right. Add some mashed potatoes and gravy, corn on the cob, a couple slices of homegrown tomato, and perhaps a piece of apple pie plus a dip of ice cream for dessert. What could be nicer than that? A warm heart might be what you come up with when your son gives you a big smile for no particular reason. The chest might even have to expand some if the kid also happens to incline his head your direction, meaning he thinks a kiss on the top of the head might be appropriate. Kids, as you may know, have a way of messing with your heart. Great amusement is what you might get from reading a good book, watching a fine movie, or being with a truly witty person. Such things add some spice to life in general. True joy, though, comes from knowing you’re a child of the King and having the assurance that God loves you and is with you for every step you take. Sorrow, on the other hand, is having a friend who sees no need for God in his life. What on earth are you going to tell his dear grandmother in heaven when he doesn’t eventually show up there? How can you get it across that to gain the whole world and lose your very soul is an exceedingly bad trade. Prayer and trust may save the day. So, for you and me both, I hope for happiness, contentment, joy and all the other good things plus an absolute minimum of pain and sorrow. May it be so.
Belvidere News
Syd Iwan • 344-2547
Memorial Day services were held in Belvidere on Monday. Things started at the cemetery at 9:30 a.m. with a color guard and firing squad from Ellsworth Air Force Base. A program followed at the hall with master of ceremonies, Gay (Klima) Tollefson, various musical numbers, and an address by Lenny and Ruby Sanftner. A catered lunch by Jigger’s of Kadoka was accompanied by various desserts brought in by local people. Glenn Freeman said there was a good turnout of around 75 to 80 people which is probably one of the biggest they’ve had in recent years. There were quite a few who came from Kadoka since they didn’t have services there this year. Glenn also said the American Legion membership at the local post has now grown well over the fifteen members needed to continue which is a relief after being put on probation a while ago for not having enough members. The annual Belvidere Firemen’s Feed and fundraiser was held at the fire hall on Sunday evening. A lot of people turned out for that which included burgers, brats, hot dogs, beans, salad and the works. The fundraiser later continued at JR’s with a dance; the music was provided by Westbound. According to fire chief, Jim Addison, the evening was a success and will help to fund the fire department’s work in the coming year. Georgann Addison went to Wall on Sunday to do some barrel racing. Jim and Jami stayed home since they’d been to Perault’s branding and followed by a late night due to the activities of the firemen’s feed. They decided to rest up. Ronda and Rick Dennis attended all the activities for the annual firemen’s fundraiser on Sunday afternoon and evening, as did everyone else from the neighborhood. After attending the Memorial Day program in Belvidere, Ronda and Rick Dennis went to Larry and Jo Johnston’s for dinner on Monday. Also joining them were Brad and Scotti Block from Nowlin. The group spent the afternoon fishing and reported to have good luck. Peraults held their branding on Sunday although it was originally scheduled for Saturday and got rained out. Luckily, it could be
little boys will make their own entertainment. Coy Bonenberger (L) and Travis Dolezal enjoyed stomping their cowboy boots in the mud puddles at the Belvidere Firemen’s feed Sunday night. The feed and dance was a huge success, however, boots and blue jeans were wet and muddy. --photo by Ronda Dennis
Where there is a mud puddle …
rescheduled for the next day which had nice weather. Work started at the river ranch south of old Stamford, proceeded to the home place at Bud and Valene’s, and ended later in the afternoon at Mike and Marlene’s for dinner. There was plenty of help and the work went fine. Three of Mike and Marlene’s kids, Bert, Lesa and Melissa, were on hand to help with Melissa coming on Friday night and staying until Sunday. That evening, Mike went into town to the firemen’s feed while Marlene finished up the branding details and then joined the rest at the dance. Marlene said Bud and Valene have been entertaining an old Navy buddy of Bud’s, Elvin Kingery, and his wife, Dorothy, of Chattanooga, TN. The Kingerys had been at Mike and Marlene’s for supper a couple of times in the last week and were staying in their camper over at Bud and Valene’s. Sunday turned out to be a fairly full day at Perault’s but went well. It was nice to actually get the branding done and out of the way. Frank Carlson is currently being visited by his brother, Jessy Carlson, of Belle Fourche. Jessy is expected to be around for a week or so. Frank and Jesse helped brand at Perault’s on Sunday and then took in the firemen’s feed and dance. Fayola Mansfield stayed home and went to church on Sunday while the rest of the family headed west to Wyoming. Jim, Aaron, Michelle, and Tyrel went to help daughter/sister Allison and family with their branding. Fayola said she had been there to visit a short time ago and wasn’t up to going back again quite so soon. Her ankle, however, is mostly healed from the break it sustained earlier this year, and she is able to get around fairly well. Chuck and Merry Willard had their daughter, Niki, and sons home for the weekend from Hot Springs. Niki came on Friday night and went back home on Monday. She and the boys went to church with Chuck and Merry on Sunday. Chuck said he has been busy helping the neighbors with branding, moving cattle, etc. He is enjoying himself very much since the branding season might be his favorite time of year. On Sunday, Willards rode horses getting some heifers in and just enjoying the day. Chuck said the rain on Saturday brightened everything up and made things smell fresh and nice. Larry Grimme was visited by Art and Joyce Glynn of Rapid City this weekend. They came on Saturday and stayed through Monday. On Sunday, they went to church, after which Larry and Art did some fishing at the Belvidere Dam albeit unsuccessfully. They did enjoy the nice day and watching the pelicans and other water fowl at the dam. That evening they took in the firemen’s feed. Memorial Day services were attended on Monday. Art will be celebrating his 85th birthday on May 31, and Art and Joyce will celebrate their 56th anniversary on June 6. They have four kids, Kent, Beth, Pam, and Scott. Bunny Green’s dinner guests on Sunday included her daughter, Darlene Wiedemer, of Murdo and grandson, David Wiedemer, of Pierre. In the afternoon, they all went to the cemetery and decorated graves for Memorial Day. Bunny said they did relatives and also some friends who no longer have local relatives to decorate their graves. Darlene and David went home that night but returned on Monday for services at the cemetery and church hall. Darlene reported that, on her way back to Murdo on Monday, she noted a lady playing bagpipes near the old Wilhauer place which is a deserted house just across the service road southwest of 1880 Town. She didn’t know what all that was about and didn’t stop to find out. Earlier in the week, Bunny and Betty Kusick had been to Kadoka for groceries and dinner at Jigger’s. Wally Wells had also stopped in most days to bring Bunny’s mail. Jesse Carlson is in the area and came by one day for a while. Bunny remembered when Jesse was little, he sometimes used her dog for a pillow. Her dog didn’t mind and even protected Jesse if someone got too close and looked threatening. Betty Kusick attended the firemen’s feed and was surprised at the large attendance. Her son, Kenny, came from Kadoka on Monday and went with Betty to the cemetery and other Memorial Day activities. Kenny and Roxie Fox had all three of their sons around this weekend. Wade lives here, but Shawn and his wife, Jodi, came from Mobridge and Jesse came from Gillette, WY. Wade’s friend, Patty Irigoyen, was also there from Selby. The boys came to help with branding which was accomplished on Monday. Crystal Paulson’s son-in-law, Tracy Spoonemore, was recently wounded in a mortar attack in Afghanistan. Crystal didn’t have a lot of details but knew the injury was not life threatening since Tracy wasn’t sent home but was kept in Afghanistan to recover and rejoin his unit.
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Marjorie Anne Letellier • 462-6228 “Let our object be our country, our whole country, and nothing but our country.” Daniel Webster on Bunker Hill (1825) The Rings were busy branding on Tuesday. The James Letelliers were in Kadoka on Tuesday. Tuesday, Hank Hudson and friends from Indiana were hunting prairie dogs at Maxine Allard’s. The guys also did some repairs for Maxine at her south house. Wednesday afternoon, Evan and Dorothy Bligh were among those attending the White River Middle School graduation and awards ceremony. Congratulations to all the recent graduates from high school and the eighth grade. On Wednesday eighth grade graduation was held in White River with a large crowd in attendance. Norris students were very well represented and also took their share of honors in the middle school awards ceremony held during the graduation. Following the graduation a reception and supper was held at the Norris Township Hall for eighth graders Ethan Huber, CJ White Hat and Gaton Hawk hosted by their parents. Special guests at the Leon and Cora Huber home for Ethan’s graduation was his sister, Amanda Fire Cloud, and little nephew, Andrayis, of Spencer, IA. His grandpa, Virgil Huber, and aunt, Anita Swedlund, of Custer and aunt, Mary Bannister, of Sundance, WY, were also there. Wednesday, the Jason Burma family moved back to the James Letellier ranch for the summer. Thursday, Richard and Crystal Charging Hawk held a reception/supper at the Norris Township Hall in honor of their daughter, Courtney, who was among those who graduated from the eighth grade. Others graduating from this area were Jaret WoodenKnife and Chris Eagle Bear. The eighth graders were all at one table down at the hall and I thought, any school in the state would love to have the talent and athletic skill sitting there. Congratulations kids, we are proud of you! Bruce and June Ring conducted business in Rapid City on Thursday. While they were at WalMart they saw the Oscar Meyer Weiner mobile, so stopped to get their pictures taken. It was gone shortly after that so they were lucky to even see it! Bradley Huber got his “big boy haircut” on Friday just in time for his two-year-old birthday Monday, the 28th of May. He looks so grown up. Bradley is the son of Dave and Nicole Huber. On Friday, Evan and Dorothy Bligh kept an appointment in Pierre. James and Marjorie Letellier and Jace Burma traveled in the rain to the SD State Track meet at Rapid City on Friday. It was memorable to say the least, everyone soaking wet and the contestants running through puddles on the track. I was kept busy just wiping my glasses to see! It was intermittent showers all right; everyone looked like they just got out of the shower. It was a fun day just the same. The Letelliers came home that night and JaLynn Burma and Julie Letellier of Kilgore went up on Saturday. All four of the Letellier’s daughters were there on Saturday and saw the Sunshine Bible Academy boys track team receive third place in the state. DJ Beckwith is a member of the team. Guests of Maxine Allard on Friday was her daughter, Sharon, of Spearfish and friends, Dave and Diane Somers, of Anchorage, AK. It was so cold that day that Maxine started the heat for them because they were so cold. That evening, after the others had left, June Ring was a supper guest. Ty and Taylor Merchen, the Burmas and the Letelliers did an excellent job of mowing the Norris Cemetery. That is a project that we have tried to get done all week, but couldn’t due to the rain. We are not complaining because it looks lovely and freshens everything up. We received about an inch of moisture Thursday and Friday. It was so foggy Saturday that it kept everything wet then, too. We just decided to mow when the sun decides to shine. The cemetery looked very nice and folks have been stopping there all weekend to pay their respects at that sacred ground that holds their loved ones. Keeping it mowed is the least we can do. Julie Letellier of Kilgore was an overnight guest of her parents on Saturday night. Sunday afternoon, Jason and JaLynn Burma, Beaver, Jade, Jakki and Jimmy visited with the Daniel and Tresa Paul family at the Bauman cabin in the badlands. Tuesday, Heather Taft kept an appointment in Martin. Samantha Taft came home from Rapid City on Wednesday where she had taken and passed a motorcycle course. That afternoon, Dan and Susan went into White River for the middle school awards ceremony and eighth grade graduation. Their daughter, Morgan, is a seventh grader. The Taft girls will be working on opposite ends of the state again this summer. Last Sunday, Samantha Taft left for summer job in Yankton. Susan Taft and Morgan took Heather's horse to Custer on Memorial Day, while Heather drove her car there for her summer job. Ed and Carol Ferguson went to Chamberlain on Saturday to attend the annual Drury family picnic. Others from this part of the state that were there included Frances and Bob Getz, Cliff and Priscilla Park of Kadoka and the Owen and Bonnie Ferguson family from Long Valley. Charity Weiss of Rapid City, Betty Berger of Boulder, CO, and John Epperly of Minneapolis, MN, made the trip to Norris on Sunday
to visit cemeteries in the area. They along with Jesse Ferguson and Gene and Marjorie Popkes were dinner guests of Irene Kaufman. Pete and Marla Ferguson went to Rapid City on Sunday to visit their daughter Olivia WoodenKnife. Hope you took time out this Memorial Day weekend to reflect on the many sacrifices that our United States Military make so you can do as you please every day. It is the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard and National Guard, and their Special Forces and Seals that face the forces of evil every day to keep us safe and secure. Without their willingness to serve our dear country and sacrifice their pleasures, limbs and their lives we would not be the United States of America, as we know it. We should not only on this holiday, but always let them know that we will uphold them in our thoughts and prayers as they serve our country with pride. They are the best! A special thanks to those from our own little burg like United States Army SPC Jarrod WoodenKnife and his wife, Lacey, here in the states and United States Air Force Tech Sergeant Tiffany Root stationed at Kelley Barracks in Struttgart, Germany. Thank you for your service from a grateful Nation. We are so proud of you!
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The third annual plant exchange was held Saturday, May 19. It was re-located to Patty Groven’s carport because of the storm damage on Main Street. Local residents brought in over 60 plants from their yards and gardens and exchanged them for a new variety to take home. It was a cool, rainy morning but fun for all who participated. Sue Kaiser drove to Blunt on Monday, May 21 and attended the funeral of Marge Small. Marge was the sister of Sue’s aunt, Rose Russell, of Pierre. Mrs. Small died on Tuesday, May 15. Bob and Frances Getz attended the South Dakota Class AA State High School Golf Tournament in Sioux Falls last week. Their granddaughter, Hallie Getz, of Pierre High School, won the individual title by one stroke with a two-day score of 153. Hallie is a junior in high school and is the daughter of Roger Getz. The Pierre golf team took second place behind the winning O’Gorman girls. Hallie is the first Lady Gov to win the individual title since 2009. Frances and Bob stayed at the home of Rob and Deb Whipple while in Sioux Falls. Hallie will be working in Rapid City this summer at Red Rock Country Club. The Jim Plaggemeyer family went to Flandreau on Saturday where they met their daughter, Holly, of Brookings and spent the night. Holly is working at a nursing home in Brookings this summer and is studying at SDSU to be a dietitian. Plaggemeyers returned home late Sunday afternoon. Bill Stout and wife, Paulett Taggart, of San Francisco, arrived in Kadoka Wednesday evening and spent several days visiting his brother, Terry, and other relatives here. They had flown to Denver and then drove through Nebraska on their way to South Dakota, doing some golfing along the way and enjoyed two rounds at the exclusive new golf course near Valentine, NE. While here they also golfed in Philip one day and took care of legal business. On Saturday they and Sydne Lenox went to the Black Hills National Cemetery to decorate family and friends graves. The day was chilly and cloudy, but the cemetery was beautiful, and was very busy. An airman told them that because of the holiday, funerals were being held on Saturday – 13 had been held on Friday and seven scheduled for Saturday. Normally military funerals are only held during weekdays, Monday through Friday. Bill and Paulett left that afternoon for their flight from Denver back home. Several relatives from Kadoka attended the wedding of Mark Merchen and Joan Sarlo on Sunday. The wedding was held at Rimrock Church, near Johnsons Siding, in the Black Hills. Attending from Kadoka were Tim and Tammy Merchen and family, Mark Merchen, and Pat and Boyd Porch. The groom is the son of Carol and the late Melvin Merchen. The newlyweds will be residing in the State of New York. Lila Whidby, Lois Lurz of Hot Springs and Lola Hulce of Philip went to Springview and Ainsworth, NE, on Sunday to decorate graves for the Memorial weekend. They also visited some relatives while there, returning home the same day. Mike Olney was taken to the Philip hospital on Sunday, May 20 and transferred to Rapid City Regional on Wednesday of last week. He was still in Rapid City on Monday as these news items were written, but according to his dad, Bud Olney, he is improving. Bud and Norma have been busy getting settled into a smaller home on their property, after living in the big house for many of years. Jim Knapp and several friends from Metamora, IL, have been visiting at the Veryl and Charlie Prokop home this past week. They are getting in some prairie dog hunting while here and plan to return home later this week. Jim is the brother of the late Marilyn Prokop. Dale Schnee of Atwood, CO, was in Kadoka on Friday and visited his uncle, Harold Schnee, who is a resident of the Kadoka Nursing Home. On Monday Harold and Mary took in the Memorial Day program and dinner in Belvidere. Many Kadoka area residents traveled to the South Dakota State Track Meet on Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26 in Rapid City. Despite the rain showers and cooler weather, the Kadoka track team competed strong and represented the school very good. Jeff Willert rode saddle bronc in the Maah Daah Hey Stampede in Grassy Butte, ND, on Friday, May 25. He had a score of 75 which was a tie for 8th place and netted a small check of $105. Jeff will be riding at Ft. Pierre on Saturday evening, June 2 during the Matched Bronc Ride scheduled there.
Philip Theater Group to perform the country musical “Honky Tonk Angels”
wherever, but she leaves to “I Will Always Love You.” This is the vocal transition to the three women heading to the big city. “So with bus tickets in our hands, and our hearts in our throats, we were on our way to Music City USA,” said Bowen. Meeting on the bus and riding through a thunderstorm, the gals encourage each other. Bowen shares her ever-present pork rinds and baloney sandwiches. They eventually work themselves into a frenzy and hold a hootenanny on the bus. “Three strange women all traveling to a strange place. It’s no coincidence. It’s meant to be.” And the three become a group, The Honky Tonk Angels. Within weeks, they make it big. But, the musical selections have switched from songs such as “Amazing Grace” to “Night Life,” “Harper Valley PTA,” “Fancy” and “Barroom Habits.” There is a controversy among the group’s members over the song selections, which are about not very respectable women. Could this controversy break up the group? Could this be their last performance? Will the circle be unbroken? All the instrumental music is live with no recordings or tapes. Band members include Glenn Parsons, Chuck Carstensen, Mike Seagar, Marilyn Millage and Crystal Martinez. The play’s country band is in the background as instrumental back-up during the first scene. They still play during the second scene, though from behind the curtain, while the singing action is in front of the curtain and even sometimes into and involving the audience. In the second act, the band and back-up singers are prominent performers in the Honky Tonk Heaven bar and showroom in Nashville. The musical play is codirected by Marcy Ramsey, Diane Walker and Nancy Ekstrum. Performances will be 7:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, and at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 10, in the Fine Arts Building at the Philip High School. The performances will not be held in Kadoka this year.
Country musical … Three characters each leave their wildly different lives to strike out as country performers. They meet, join, and within months become the Nashville sensation “Honky Tonk Angels.” But, will this be their last show? From left: actress/singers Maureen Palecek, Barb Bowen and Deb Smith. --photo by Del Bartels
--by Del Bartels Three talented ladies in the Philip community, each with confident and strong singing voices, team together to perform the country musical “Honky Tonk Angels.” Maureen Palecek, Barb Bowen and Deb Smith play characters who are as different from each other as can be, except they all have had county backgrounds and lifelong dreams of actually using their singing talents. The musical is very heavy in the singing department. While the well-known songs – solos, duets and group renditions – come almost nonstop, there is a basic plot and difference between the characters. Bowen begins the play as a narrator speaking directly to the audience. Her character is a stuck-in-a-rut wife and mother of six who live in a double-wide mobile home. She goes from “Stand by Your Man” to “Don’t Come Home Drinkin’ ” with a comic ease. She will leave behind family to find her dream. Palecek’s character is a disgruntled and highly put-upon secretary whose love life has failed at least twice. Her first solo, almost obviously, is “9 to 5.” A bit later, her character rips loose – and into the male audience members – with “These Boots Are Made for Walking.” She has nothing to leave behind but an autographed bowling ball from her first husband, a shotgun from her second husband and a too interested boss. Smith is a country gal who has been taking care of her father since her mother’s death, though her sibling could help. Portraying the epitome of “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” she refuses to throw away her dreams. She makes up her mind to head for Nashville, or Las Vegas, or
Barb Bowen “Stand by Your Man”
SDSU Event Announcement: Welcome to Our Town Webinars offered June 6 & 7
SDSU Extension Community Development will offer a free webinar where participants will learn the value of making a good impression and promoting their community to visitors and newcomers. The one hour Webinar will focus on the importance of hospitality and good customer service and how a community can become a welcoming place for all. Webinar presenters include; SDSU Extension Field Specialists Cheryl Jacobs, Kari Fruechte and Peggy Schlechter. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. Central Time and will be repeated Thursday, June 7 at 10 a.m. CT. To join each Webinar visit, http://igrow.org/events/. Participants are encouraged to log in within 30 minutes of the specified time. For more information contact Cheryl Jacobs, SDSU Extension Field Specialist at 605-626-2870 or Cheryl.jacobs@sdstate.edu.
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Mary Bull Bear spent time with granddaughter Nevaeh Pierce and grandson Jacob Garrett on Friday. Mary's daughter, Sonia, dropped in frequently during the week. On Saturday, Winona Carson went out for lunch with family to celebrate her son, Ron Carson, birthday. Oliver and Gayle Carson visited with Winona on Sunday. Ruth Klundt took a ride across the state to Brookings to attend her grandson's graduation this weekend. Polly Kujawa enjoyed a walk with her son, Jim, on a lovely afternoon this week. Sunday was Polly's birthday and after church, she enjoyed a nice dinner out with family. Ray Becker had a good chat with his friend, Kenny Kusick, on Tuesday. Patty Patterson enjoyed her visit with Susan, Eve and Addie Patterson on Wednesday. Harold Schnee welcomed his nephew, Dale Schnee, on Friday. Harold's friend, Larry Grimme, dropped in for a little while on Saturday. Bob Tridle received a visit from his wife, Roseanne, on Friday. Betty VanderMay spent time with her grandson, Tel, on Friday. Lova Bushnell came in to see several friends on Saturday and to join in a game of horseshoes. Charity Edwards was the winner of the game, but Lova and Mary Ellen Herbaugh tied for second place. Harriet Notebloom is our May resident of the month and she invited family to join her for Sunday dinner. They enjoyed a lovely meal and good conversation.
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May 31, 2012 • Kadoka Press •
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Kadoka at State Track Meet
The Kadoka State Track Meet qualifiers competed at the state level in Rapid City last weekend. The Kadoka girls’ team place seventh place overall. Boys Events Discus 1st Logan Ammons 145-09 4x800 Relay 8th - Kadoka 8:57.72 Girls Events 400 Meter Dash 3rd Tia Carlson 1:00.59 800 Meter Run 2nd Tia Carlson 2:18.80
Sean Ireland, Sam Pretty Bear, Brady Sudbeck, Clint Stout
1600 Meter Run 3rd Tia Carlson 5:25.58 3200 Meter Run 4th Tia Carlson 11:53.03 Long Jump 9th Kate Rasmussen 15-02.75 4x200 Meter Relay 14th Kadoka 1:57.72 4x800 Meter Relay 4th Kadoka 10:24.51
Kwincy Ferguson, Destiny Dale, Tess Byrd, Victoria Letellier
1600 Sprint Medley 12th Kadoka 4:37.21
Tess Byrd, Victoria Letellier, Scout Sudbeck, Shaley Herber
Kwincy Ferguson, Victoria Letellier, Shaley Herber, Tess Byrd
Pacesetter Basketball Camp next week in Kadoka
A Pacesetter Basketball Camp will be held next week MondayWednesday at Kadoka City Auditorium for both boys and girls entering grades 3-12. All boys and girls entering grades 3-5 will meet from 8:00-9:30 a.m., all boys and girls entering grades 6-8 will meet from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., and all boys and girls entering grades 9-12 will meet from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Players will receive a complete program of instruction in championship basketball skills with teaching sessions followed by drills to make the skills a habit and games to test the skills. Contests, awards, and a take-home skills program are also part of the Pacesetter camp. Players who have not registered may register at the beginning of their session on the first day of camp. For questions, email info@pacesetternet.com.
Friend of Athletics Award … Dave Ohrtman (L) presented
Vern Uhlir the Friend of Athletics Award for the many hours that he has contributed to the students at KAHS. --photo by Robyn Jones
Jessica Grimes Memorial Scholarship … Tess Byrd and Brady Sudbeck received the Jessica Grimes Memorial Scholarship which is sponsored by the Grimes Family and the KHS Class of 2007. --photo by Robyn Jones
Academic Awards Board of Regents Scholars: Tess Byrd, Alex Smiley, Nicole VanderMay, Tia Carlson, Kassidy Ferguson, Bryan Schofield and Brady Sudbeck Board of Regents Opportunity Scholarship: Tess Byrd Career and Technical Education Scholar: Brandon Dale, Kassidy Ferguson, Alex Smiley and Nicole VanderMay Golden West Scholarship: Nicole VanderMay West Central Scholarship: Tia Carlson, Brandon Dale, Sean Ireland, Laken Jorgensen and Bryan Schofield Rural Electric Youth Tour: Kenar VanderMay WR/LJ Rural Water Scholarship: Tia Carlson South Dakota State Trooper Scholarship: Tess Byrd Senior Class 2011 Scholarship: Nicole VanderMay, Tia Carlson, Alex Smiley, Brandon Dale, Kassidy Ferguso, and Tess Byrd Jessica Grimes Memorial Scholarship: Tess Byrd and Brady Sudbeck George C. & Florence Smith: Kassidy Ferguson Roseanne M.E. Albin Scholarship: Jake Addison, Laken Jorgensen, Sean Ireland and Bryan Schofield College Access Scholarship: Jake Addison, Kassidy Ferguson, Tess Byrd, and Brandon Dale. The alternates are: Laken Jorgenson, Brady Sudbeck, Sean Ireland and Bryan Schofield Kadoka Kares College Access Scholarship: Sierra Sitting Up, Le'Anna Buxcel, Elenor Perkins, Briana Stone Coca-Cola Scholarship: Lorena Bettelyoun and Alana Romero Ila E. Vogelgesang Scholarship: Kassidy Ferguson Ardell Bjugstad Native American Scholarship: Alex Smilye Cottonwood Roping Club Scholarship: Alex Smiley Midland American Legion Scholarship: Brandon Dale Midland Alumni Scholarship: Brandon Dale SDSU Track and Cross Country Scholarship: Tia Carlson SDSU Camonil: Kassidy Ferguson SDSU Leaders for Tomarrow: Nicole VanderMay SDSU Yellow and Blue: Jake Addison Mount Marty Benedictine Scholarship: Tess Byrd DSU Achievement Champion Scholar: Brady Sudbeck Athletic Awards Female and Male Senior Athletes of the Year: Tess Byrd, Brady Sudbeck and Sean Ireland. Football: 2011 Academic All State, Brandon Dale; All Conference Awards: 2011 Western Great Plains All Conference, Brady Sudbeck; 2011 Western Great Plains All Conference Honorable Mention: Chance Knutson, Clint Stout, Chandlier Sudbeck: 2011 Team Awards: 2011 Most Improved Award, Lane Patterson, 2011 Most Valuable Back, Chandlier Sudbeck, Chance Knutson; 2011 Most Valuable Lineman, Clint Stout; 2011 Kougar Pride Award, Brady Sudbeck Volleyball: Most Improved, Mariah Pierce; Best Defensive Player, Marti Herber; MVP, Tess Byrd; All Conference, Tess Byrd, Tia Carlson; Honorable Mention, Marti Herber; Academic All-State, Nicole VanderMay, Tia Carlson, Kassidy Ferguson and Tess Byrd; Letter Winners, Tess Byrd, Tia Carlson, Kassidy Ferguson, Laken Jorgensen, Alana Romero, Alex Smiley, Briana Stone, Nicole Vandermay, Kwincy Ferguson, Marti Herber, Tessa Stout, Raven Jorgensen and Taylor Merchen. The varsity team was also honored with an All-State Academic team award for maintaining a 3.5 gpa or higher. Cross Country: Second Place State Cross Country meet awards: Tia Carlson, Tess Byrd, Scout Sudbeck, Shaley Herber and Tori Letellier; Varsity team member for six years: Tia Carlson and Alex Smiley. Wrestling: Most Improved, Clint Stout and Gavin DeVries; Most Valuable, Chandlier Sudbeck; Team Captains, Chance Knutson and Tanner Radway of Philip. Gymnastics: Awards were based on the votes by the gymnastic team members: Most Valuable, Jerica Coller; Most Improved, Kelly Green of Wall. Boys Basketball: Practice Player Award, True Buchholz; Most Improved Award, Logan Christensen; MVP, Kenar VanderMay; Western Great Plains All-Conference, Kenar VanderMay. Girls Basketball: Defensive Player, Alex Smiley; Offensive Player, Tia Carlson; Most Improved, Nicole VanderMay; Rebound Leader, Tia Carlson; Best of the West, All Conference, Academic All State & All Tourney, Tia Carlson; All Conference, All Tourney, Academic All State, Tess Byrd; Academic All State, Nicole VanderMay, Alex Smiley and Kassidy Ferguson. Team Award for Academics: 3.67 gpa. Rodeo Club: Top Hand Awards: True Buchholz, Aage Ceplacha and Brendon Porch. Track & Field: MVPs: Sean Ireland and Tia Carlson.
Kadoka Baseball Schedule
B Team games start at 5:30 p.m. MT A Team games to follow
June 12 June 14 June 19 June 21 June 26 June 28 June 30 July 3 July 10 July 14 Kadoka at Philip Murdo at Kadoka Kadoka at Wall Philip at Kadoka Wall at Kadoka Kadoka at Murdo B Team Paulson Tourney at Philip Kadoka at Philip Murdo at Kadoka A Team Tourney at Wall
VanderMay receives GW scholarship
Nicole VanderMay of Kadoka Area High School has been named recipient of the $1,000 Golden West Scholarship for 2012. Nicole was selected by the school based on a number of merit based qualities including leadership, academic achievement, civic and extracurricular activities, and the motivation to serve and succeed. Some of Nicole’s activities have included volleyball, basketball, track, FFA, band, chorus and National Honor Society. Nicole has also participated in numerous community activities, She plans to attend South Dakota State University. The Golden West Scholarship is an annual award established to help promote educational opportunity for students within the Golden West service area. More than 440 scholarships have been awarded by
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Kadoka Area School District second semester honor roll
“A” Honor Roll
Sixth Grade *Esperanza Hartman Tyra Fugate Alexandria Hagedorn Rosemary Hoon Sage Keegan Jossie Kukal Aybree Pitman Reese Sudbeck Gage Weller Justena Amiotte Bobbi Antonsen Seventh Grade *Ciara Stoddard *Kelsey Lensegrav *Jacob Rosales Chloe Baldwin Vanessa Buxcel Kirsten Kiewel Emily Knutson Paul Smiley Shaina Solon McKenzie Stilwell Emma Stone Cody Huether Carson Good Jeremy Ring Eighth Grade *Nathanel WoodenKnife Jerica Coller Kassie Hicks Allie Romero Scout Sudbeck Cami Uhlir Ninth Grade Destiny Dale Myla Pierce Augusta Terkildsen Tenth Grade Raven Jorgensen Taylor Merchen Kate Rasmussen Racheal Shuck Austin Thayer Shelby Uhlir Eleventh Grade *Kwincy Ferguson Kahler Addison Shaley Herber Chance Knutson Katie Lensegrav Mariah Pierce Clint Stout Kenar VanderMay Twelfth Grade *Nicole VanderMay Tess Byrd Tia Carlson Brandon Dale Sean Ireland Alex Smiley * Denotes 4.0 average
“B” Honor Roll
Sixth Grade Mikayla Addison Patrick Brown Isaiah Hogan Seth Patterson Seventh Grade AJ Bendt Geoffrey DeVries David Kary Ryan Schlabach Storm Wilcox Sydney Word Kried Amiotte Sierra Fisher Tate Grimes Page Slovek Kyle Rae Todd Jackie Thayer Lindsey VanderMay Miranda Dale Eighth Grade Rikki Bettelyoun Shai Lamont Samone Last Horse Branden Letellier Jarrett VanderMay Kyler Ferguson Ninth Grade Elizabeth Hoon Jenny Johnston Herbie O’Daniel Tenth Grade Myles Addison Logan Ammons Foster Berry Aage Ceplecha Logan Christesen Emery Little Thunder Lane Patterson April Perkins Emily Schlabach Chandlier Sudbeck Eleventh Grade Misti Anderson Marti Herber Rebekkah Kary Ty Merchen Tessa Stout Twelfth Grade Jake Addison Kassidy Ferguson Laken Jorgensen Bryan Schofield Sierra Sitting Up Brady Sudbeck
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Any voter who can’t mark a ballot because the voter has a physical disability or can’t read, may ask any person they choose to help them vote. Any voter may ask for instruction in the proper procedure for voting. Any voter at the polling place prior to 7:00 p.m. is allowed to cast a ballot. If your voting rights have been violated, you may call the person in charge of the election at 605-837-2422, the Secretary of State at 888-703-5328, or your state’s attorney at 605-837-2284. A felon who receives a sentence of imprisonment to the adult penitentiary system, including a suspended execution of sentence, loses the right to vote. Felons so sentenced may register to vote following completion of their sentence. Further information www.sdsos.gov . is available at
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Members present: Mark DeVries, Dan VanderMay, Dale Christensen, Dawn Rasmussen, Ross Block. Absent: Ken Lensegrav, D.J. Addison Also present: Supt. Jamie Hermann; Eileen Stolley, business manager; Visitors present: Robyn Jones, Teresa Shuck The meeting was called to order by President Mark DeVries. The purpose of the special meeting is to take action on bids on the great hall project and other business. Dawn Rasmussen moved to adopt the agenda. Motion was carried by Ross Block and carried. SDRS Board of Trustee School Board representative ballot: Dale Christensen moved to cast the ballot for Dave Merrill. Motion was seconded by Dawn Rasmussen and carried. A letter of RESIGNATION was read from Kristy Heathershaw. Dan VanderMay moved to accept the resignation. Motion was seconded by Dale Christensen and carried.
CONTRACTS: Ross Block moved to approve the contract to Jeff Nemecek for the position of elementary principal. Motion was seconded by Dawn Rasmussen and carried. Dan VanderMay moved to offer a contract to Benjamin Latham, instrumental music district wide. Motion was seconded by Dawn Rasmussen and carried. BID – GREAT HALL PROJECT: One bid was received for the great hall project. Work will include the interior and exterior portions of the contract and is from J. Scull Construction in the amount of $371,000. Dan VanderMay moved to accept the bid. Motion was seconded by Dale Christensen and carried. There being no further business, Dawn Rasmussen moved that the meeting be adjourned. Motion was seconded by Ross Block and carried. Mark DeVries, President ATTEST: Eileen C. Stolley Business Manager [Published May 31, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $24.70]
WHEREAS, the City of Kadoka has received a Community Development Block Grant to assist the Kadoka Nursing Home with installation of an automatic sprinkler system and necessary appurtenances, a public hearing will be held to discuss the progress of the project and to receive any comments and concerns that may exist regarding the project. The public hearing will be held at the City’s regular June City Council Meeting, Monday, June 11, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Finance Office, Kadoka, SD. Disabled individuals may contact the city finance officer for information and/or special assistance ‑ the request should be made 24 hours in advance of the meeting. [Published May 31, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $10.11]
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The Town Board of Interior, South Dakota, will receive sealed bids for their Wastewater Treatment System Improvement Project until 6:00 p.m. (local time), Wednesday, June 27, 2012.Sealed bids may be sent to the Finance Officer for the Town of Interior at PO Box 3, Interior, South Dakota 57750. Received sealed bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the above time at the Cowboy Corner located at 500 SD Highway 377, Interior, SD. Bids are invited upon the items and approximate quantities of work as follows: Approximately 33,000 CY of various types of excavation and embankment, 2,025 linear feet of piping of various diameters and types with related valves and fittings, pond structures, one new submersible pump lift station with control panel, fencing and other appurtenant items. The approximate quantities mentioned above are subject to increase or decrease. It will be agreed by bidders that all quantities of work will be performed in accordance with the provisions of the plans and specifications and at the unit price bid. Bidders agree to furnish all labor, material, and equipment necessary to complete all the work as shown in the plans and specifications. The complete set of Contract Documents, including drawings and specifications, is on file with the Finance Officer, Interior, South Dakota 57750 and/or at the office of Schmucker, Paul, Nohr and Associates, 2100 North Sanborn Blvd, Mitchell, South Dakota 57301. A paper copy of the contract documents and plans can be ordered with a non-refundable payment of $31.80 which includes tax. The contract documents and plans will also be made available as electronic media with a non-refundable payment of $20. Digital copies of the plans and specifications can be downloaded from the Schmucker, Paul, Nohr and Associates web site at www.spn-assoc.com. Upon request, one copy of the contract documents and plans will be furnished at no charge as required by SDCL 5-18B-1 to each contractor who is a South Dakota resident and who intends to bid the project. Each bid must be accompanied by a certified check or bank draft payable to the order of the Town of Interior, South Dakota, or negotiable U.S. Government Bonds (at par value) in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total bid. A bid bond in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total bid will be accepted in lieu of a certified check or bank draft. Surety for bid bond must be authorized to do business in the State of South Dakota. Pursuant to State Law, a copy of the bidder’s sales and use tax license and a copy of the bidder’s excise tax license as issued by the State of South Dakota must accompany the bid. In lieu of a copy of the license, the bidder shall submit appropriate evidence that the bidder and all affiliates have the appropriate licenses. Bidders are advised that any contracts awarded on this project will be partially funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (SRF Program) and the State of South Dakota (CWFCF Program). All requirements for construction projects of the above-listed agencies will be required of all contractors and/or subcontractors performing work on this project. Neither the United States nor any of its departments, agencies, or employees is or will be a party to this Invitation for Bids
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or any resulting contract. Bidders on this work will be required to comply with Title 40 CFR 33 and Executive Order 12138. The goal for MinorityOwned Business Enterprise (MBE) on this project is one percent (1%) and the goal for Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) on this project is four percent (4%). The goals and other requirements for bidders and contractors under this regulation which concerns utilization of disadvantaged/minority business enterprises are explained in the Contract Documents. NOTICE OF REQUIREMENT FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION TO ENSURE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EXECUTIVE ORDER 11246) The Bidder’s attention is called to the “Equal Opportunity Clause” and the “Standard Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction Contract Specifications”. The requirements for bidders and Contractors under this order is explained in Part I of these Contract Documents. Bidders are also reminded that not less than the minimum wages as determined by the Davis- Bacon Act and set forth in the Contract Documents must be paid on this project and that the contractor and/or subcontractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex or natural origin. In addition to all of the above-listed Federal requirements for work on this project, compliance with the contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, Executive Order 11375, Copeland Act, the Clean Air Act, and Water Pollution Control Act and subsequent amendments to all of the above will be required of contractors and/or subcontractors performing work
on this project. Bids may be held by the Town Board of Interior, South Dakota, for a period of not more than thirty (30) days from the date of opening of bids for the purpose of reviewing the bids, investigating the qualifications of the bidders and completing financial arrangements prior to awarding the Work. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informality in the bidding and make awards to the Owner’s best interest. By Allen Grimes, President of the Town Board Town of Interior, South Dakota Date: May 24, 2012 [Published May 31 & June 7, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $65.35
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Hydration tips for kids Why is drinking fluids so important for kids? The body loses and needs to replace two to three quarts of water every day. If kids are exercising or playing in the summer heat, they can lose even more water. Even if they don’t feel thirsty when they are playing or being physically active, it’s important to replace the water lost through sweating. Sweating causes the body to lose fluid (water). Children can feel tired and aren’t able to continue playing when the lost fluids aren’t replaced. Urge kids to drink cool water (sugar and electrolytes can slow absorption.) Kids should drink 1 to 2 cups of cool water 1 to 2 hours before the sporting event, and another cup about 15 minutes before they begin. They should sip water during the event. Since the body can absorb only about 1 cup of water every 20 minutes, 1/3 to 3/4 cup every 10 to 20 minutes is suggested. Encourage kids to carry a water bottle for easy accessibility. Make sure you see your child drinking fluids. Watch out for signs of dehydra-
tion which can include poor energy levels, dry lips and tongue, infrequent urination, bright or dark colored urine and sunken eyes. Watch for signs of heat illness which include thirst, muscle pain/spasms, throbbing heart, and chills. If you see any of these signs, move the child into a cool place, remove excess clothing and give them a cool sports drink. If symptoms don’t improve, seek medical attention. It’s important to teach children that water is a healthy drink and not to wait until thirst sets in. Water is more readily absorbed by the body than other beverages, but it can also pass through the body more quickly. Milk, 100% fruit juice, and other healthy beverages may provide nutrients we need as well as fluid for hydration. Many children are used to the sweet taste of soda, fruit drinks and juices but we need to help children learn that water has no fat or sugar. It’s low cost and good for children and adults. Help keep kids hydrated and healthy on and off the field by setting a good example for children by drinking water.
Highway patrol accepting trooper applications
The South Dakota Highway Patrol is currently accepting applications for the position of State Trooper. Within the next year, the Highway Patrol will have several trooper positions open. The hiring process is starting now because the training for troopers is comprehensive and takes several months, officials with the Highway Patrol say. “The standards are demanding and the training is rigorous for those who wish to become Highway Patrol troopers,’’ said Col. Craig Price, superintendent of the Patrol. “Few careers offer the satisfaction that comes from protecting and serving the people of South Dakota and the motorists who travel South Dakota’s highways. It’s a great opportunity for a person of integrity, honor and high moral character with a desire to serve your fellow citizens.’’ Successful applicants go through 24 weeks of training at the State Law Enforcement Academy in Pierre. After those 24 weeks are completed, recruits do an additional 10-12 weeks of field training before taking on their own duty stations across the state. Applicants who already are certified officers in South Dakota are required to take 11 weeks of training at the Academy, rather than the entire 24 weeks. After completion of academy and field training, troopers will be assigned to duty stations in areas of South Dakota determined by staffing needs of the Highway Patrol. To become a trooper, applicants must be a U.S. citizen, be at least 21 years old and possess or be able to possess a South Dakota driver’s license. The application period is open through June 20. For information on how to apply, visit the Bureau of Personnel website at: http://bop.sd.gov/workforus Below is the link to the required documents an applicant must submit. http://bop.sd.gov/workforus/lawcriminal/highwaypatrol/default.asp x If you have questions, you may contact the Highway Patrol on Facebook or Twitter or call Highway Patrol Lt. Doug Coughlin at 773.3105.
USDA Offers Farm Loans for Socially Disadvantaged Producers
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Craig Schaunaman reminds producers that FSA offers speciallytargeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to Socially Disadvantaged (SDA) applicants. "FSA targets a portion of its annual loan funds for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers," said Schaunaman. "Farming and ranching is a capital intensive business and FSA is committed to helping producers start and maintain their agricultural operations." In fiscal year 2011, South Dakota FSA dispersed $12.4 million in farm loans to socially disadvantaged producers. USDA defines socially disadvantaged applicants as a group whose members have been subjected to racial, ethnic, or gender prejudice because of their identity as members of the group without regard to their individual qualities. For farm loan program purposes, SDA groups are women, African Americans, American Indians and Alaskan Natives, Hispanics and Asians and Pacific Islanders. SDA producers who cannot obtain commercial credit from a bank can apply for either FSA direct loans or guaranteed loans. Direct loans are made to applicants by FSA. Guaranteed loans are made by lending institutions who arrange for FSA to guarantee the loan. FSA can guarantee up to 95 percent of the loss of principal and interest on a loan. The FSA guarantee allows lenders to make agricultural credit available to producers who do not meet the lender's normal underwriting criteria. The direct and guaranteed loan program offers two types of loans: farm ownership loans and farm operating loans. Farm ownership loan funds may be used to purchase or enlarge a farm or ranch, purchase easements or rights of way needed in the farm's operation, build or improve buildings such as a dwelling or barn, promote soil and water conservation and development and pay closing costs. Farm operating loan funds may be used to purchase livestock, poultry, farm equipment, fertilizer, and other materials necessary to operate a successful farm. Operating Loan funds can also be used for family living expenses, refinancing debts under certain conditions, paying salaries for hired farm laborers, installing or improving water systems for home, livestock, or irrigation use and other similar improvements. Repayment terms for direct operating loans depend on the collateral securing the loan and usually run from one to seven years. Financing for direct farm ownership loans cannot exceed 40 years. Interest rates for direct loans are set periodically according to the Government's cost of borrowing. Guaranteed loan terms and interest rates are set by the lender. For more information on FSA's farm loan programs, please contact your local FSA office or on the web at www.fsa.usda.gov.
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South Dakota hunting seasons proposed
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has proposed changes in several fall hunting seasons, including West River Deer, Black Hills Deer, Archery Deer, Archery Antelope, Youth Deer, Muzzleloader Deer, Fall Turkey and the August Management Take for Canada Geese. Changes proposed for the West River Deer Season include: •Adjust the number of resident licenses that were issued in 2011 by increasing one-tag licenses by 1,590 to 2,625; increase two-tag licenses by 830 (1,660 tags) to 16,735 (33,470 tags); and reduce three-tag licenses by 4,960 (14,880 tags) to 3,340 (10,020 tags) •Adjust the number of nonresident licenses that were issued in 2011 by increasing one-tag licenses by 128 to 212; increase two-tag licenses by 67 (134 tags) to 1,342 (2,684 tags); and reduce three-tag licenses by 397 (1,191 tags) to 268 (804 tags) •Modify the boundary for Fall River County Unit 27L to add some public lands adjacent to the Cheyenne River and Angostura Reservoir and make the unit boundary more easily identifiable for hunters •Only unfilled antlerless tags would be valid during the antlerless deer extension beginning the Saturday after Christmas and running for nine consecutive days •Eliminate antlerless deer hunting during the Antelope Rifle Season Changes proposed for the Black Hills Deer Season include: •Adjust the number of resident licenses that were issued in 2011 by reducing "any deer" licenses by 200; "any whitetail" licenses by 500; "antlerless whitetail" licenses by 50 •Adjust the number of nonresident licenses that were issued in 2011 by reducing "any deer" licenses by 16; "any whitetail" licenses by 40; "antlerless whitetail" licenses by four Changes proposed for the Archery Deer Season include: •Add Brookings, Deuel, Hamlin and McCook counties to the area where only one, one-tag "antlerless" deer license is valid •Antlerless deer licenses would not be valid for Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge •Allow issuance of access permits for five "antlerless deer" and five "any deer" resident-only licenses for Blood Run Nature Area, along with the 45 "antlerless deer" and five "any deer" resident-only licenses for Adams Nature Area •Modify an existing rule to allow an individual to possess an uncased bow and allow the use of bow-and-arrow to hunt deer and turkey within the Blood Run Nature Area •Changes proposed for the Archery Antelope Season include: Eliminate the two-tag license valid for one "any antelope" and one "doe/fawn antelope" •Include those portions of Custer and Pennington counties within the Black Hills Fire Protection District (except Custer State Park) and issue by lottery drawing five special-access permits to licensees who possess a valid "any antelope" resident archery license Changes proposed for the Youth Deer Season include: •Add Brookings, Codington, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Lake, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, Moody, Roberts, Turner and Yankton counties to the restricted area where only one youth deer license is valid Changes proposed for the Muzzleloader Season include: •Add Brookings, Deuel, Hamlin, and McCook counties to the restricted area where only one, onetag "antlerless" deer license is valid Changes proposed for the Fall Turkey Season •Offer residents 410 more onetag licenses and 1,550 fewer twotag licenses in East River units •Offer 500 fewer one-tag licenses for residents and 40 fewer nonresident licenses in the Black Hills •Close Harding and Turner counties to fall turkey hunting Season dates Oct. 1-Jan. 31 Changes proposed for the August Management Take of Canada Geese include: •Expand the hunting area to include Brown, Hutchinson, Spink, and Turner counties More information and highlights from the May GFP Commission meeting are available online. People who wish to provide written comments on those commission hunting proposals may do so until 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 6. Comments may be mailed to Game, Fish and Parks Commission, 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD, 57501 or emailed to wildinfo@state.sd.us . Comments must have the sender's full name and address in order to become part of the public record. Comments may also be made in person at the next GFP Commission meeting during a public hearing at 2 p.m. CDT on Thursday, June 7, at the Ramkota in Pierre.
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EMPLOYMENT WANTED: Old comic books that originally sold for 10-12¢ each when new. Good cash buyer Tim 303-5179875 (Colorado). KP-2tp 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 KP45-2tc EOE. 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: 605837-2422. K44-4tc 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 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, KP5-tfc cell 488-0291. 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 27-tfc wrex@gwtc.net. APARTMENTS: Spacious one-bedroom units, all utilities included. Young or old. Need rental assistance or not, we can house you. Just call 1-800-481-6904 or stop in the lobby and pick up an application. Gateway Apartments, Kadoka. 36-tfc BACKHOE AND TRENCHING: Peters Excavation, Inc. Excavation work of all types. Call Brent Peters, 837-2945 or 381-5568 (cell). KP24-tfc SEPTIC TANK PUMPING: Call 8372243 or contact Wendell Buxcel, Kadoka, SD. 10-tfc POSTER BOARD: White and colored. At the Kadoka Press. tfc COPIES: 8-1/2x11 - 20¢ each; 81/2x14 - 25¢ each; 11x14 - 35¢ each. At the Kadoka Press. tfc RUBBER STAMPS: Can be ordered at the Kadoka Press. Regular or self-inking styles. tfc STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED: South Dakota's best advertising buy! A 25word classified ad in each of the states’ 150 daily and weekly newspapers. Your message reaches 375,000 households for just $150.00! This newspaper can give you the complete details. Call (605) 837-2259. tfc CREATIVE SURFACES in Sioux Falls is seeking a Template and Order Expeditor. Works with countertop division and involves measuring countertop projects using PhotoTop software and drafting with AutoCAD-13. 80% travel within 3hr radius. Resume and references to Denise Pins: deniseb@creativesurfaces.com. THE CITY OF FREEMAN is taking applications for a full-time Police Chief. Contact Freeman City Hall, ATTN City Administrator Dennis Nelsen, P.O. Box 178, Freeman, SD 57029 or call 605-925-7127. Position open until filled. FINANCE OFFICER: The City of North Sioux City, South Dakota, is currently accepting applications for a full-time Finance Officer. Applications/resumes should state qualifications and experience. Starting salary is contingent upon applicant’s experience/qualifications and benefits are included. Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business, public administration or a related field is preferred but not required. In addition to experience with municipal finance operations/regulations, successful candidate must possess excellent organization and communication skills as well as strong management and leadership talents. Applications/resumes are being accepted until 5:00 p.m. June 15, 2012, at City of North Sioux City, 504 River Drive, North Sioux City, SD 57049. For information call 605-232-4276. EOE. DAKOTA PLAINS CREDIT UNION ($44MCU) seeking a Branch Manager for its Ellendale, ND location. Responsibilities include Ag/consumer lending, staff supervision, and strategic planning. Candidate must have excellent leadership/interpersonal skills, years of supervisory & financial institution experience. Bachelor’s degree/equivalent experience required. Excellent benefit package. Resumes accepted through June 8, 2012: DPCU (Attn: CEO), Box 248, Edgeley, ND 58433. Or email: mreisnour@drtel.net. 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. FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE/CUSTODIAN~Alexander Public School Maintain building and grounds, cleaning, minor building repairs, general painting, basic plumbing and electrical, and lawn care. Salary $18 per hour, $5460 benefit. Successful
applicants must pass a background check. Submit a letter of application and resume to: Mike Klabo, PO Box 66, Alexander, ND 58831, or call (701) 828-3334. 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. 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. FREDERICK AREA SCHOOL District #6-2 has the following positions available: Full time janitor; fulltime (12 month position) business manager with benefits; special education assistant to work with K-12 students. Apply with letter, resume, to FASD, Attn: Supt. Randy Barondeau, PO Box 486, Frederick SD 57441. Open until filled. 7-12 TECHNICAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR, Alexander Public School - Teach vocational subjects. Specific areas: Welding, Carpentry, Automotive, Diesel, or Agriculture. Please send an application letter, resume and transcripts to: Mike Klabo, PO Box 66, Alexander, ND 58831, ND Teaching License, Housing available, Competitive wages GRAIN ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTION workers wanted. Mechanical, basic welding. Onida area. Some travel. Benefits. Will train. Advancement opportunities. Contact Dusty Sumner, J&D Construction 320-2263402 EOE. 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. SEEKING BUSINESS MANAGER for McLaughlin School Disctrict #152. Send resume and application at (available www.mclaughlin.k12.sd.us) to Keith McVay, PO Box 880, McLaughlin, SD 57642. Open until filled. SEEKING POLICE CHIEF, Gettysburg, SD. Experienced certified law enforcement Officer in friendly, small town, other officers on duty, fantastic benefits, wages DOE, EOE. Contact City Finance Office 605-765-2733 cogburg@venturecomm.net. Close June 4 or until filled. THE SISSETON SCHOOL DISTRICT has an opening for an Activities Director. Job description can be obtained by contacting the business office. Send a LOA, resume and credentials to Dr. Stephen Schulte at 516 8th Ave. West, Sisseton, SD 57262. Closed: 6/15/12. 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. PLUMBERS WANTED Journeyman or Apprentice. Full time, permanent, possible OT wages. DOQ. Mitchell
SD area. Mitchell Plumbing & Heating 605-996-7375. In business 20 years. 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. CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL and Custer Regional Senior Care are 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 call 605-673-2229 ext. 110 or log onto www.regionalhealth.com to apply. EEOC/AA FOR SALE ESTABLISHED FLOWER SHOP located in Gettysburg, SD to sell as going business or will sell inventory and coolers separate. Joys Flowers 605-765-2399 or 769-0121. 2002 HD ROAD KING, triple, black and chrome, diamond cut heads, Rinehart, fiberglass bags and lots of extras. 13,000 miles. All work done by HD. Asking $18,000. 1997 HD Softail Badboy, black & silver, S&S carb, lots of extras. 32,000 miles. Looks and runs great. Must sell!! $9,000.00. Call 605-229-1152.
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. NOTICES REFLECTIONS MEMORIAL PARK Estelline, South Dakota. Proud of our Veterans, School and Community. See us online at www.reflectionsmemorialpark.com Visit this summer! The PDR Hunt is a FREE deer hunt for physically disabled children ages 12-18, September 14-15, 2012. Clark, South Dakota. Call Dean Rasmussen (605) 233-0331, www.pdryouthhunt.com. 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. Win $4,000 in groceries. Enter to win. Take a survey at www.paper.net and tell us about your household shopping plans, your news and ad media use and preferences. Thank you! 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.
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Thank Yous
Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who helped make our annual firemen’s feed and raffle drawing a huge success. Thanks to People’s Market and Murdo Family Foods for their donations. Whether you helped with the meal, sold tickets, attended or generously donated -- we thank you all! Belvidere Volunteer Fire Department
Located 6 miles south of Kadoka, just off of Highway # 73 to the west. Consists of productive river-bottom and heavily-grassed south slope river brakes.
Price: $600.00 per acre, possession negotiable (offered subject to a “First Right of Refusal”) Offered by: Jim Strain, Broker, 5125 Ridgeview Rd., Rapid City, SD 57701 • Phone 390-3516
Transient vendors: Get the facts before you buy
Transient vendor season is underway in South Dakota, a time when out-of-state vendors roll into the state to sell their products and services. While many of the vendors are legitimate, the South Dakota Department of Revenue advises people to take common-sense steps to ensure vendors are reputable before doing business with them. If you’re considering hiring a person to provide repair or construction services, the department advises you to: •Ask for a price quote, in advance, in writing. •Question the contractor about a permanent address and telephone number, and don’t assume that if the information they provide is local, they’re a local business. Transient vendors often have business cards printed with local mailing services or motel addresses and telephone numbers. •Ask for a list of local references and check them before making a decision. •Ask if the contractor has worker’s compensation and general liability insurance. If vendors are not properly insured, homeowners may be liable for accidents that occur on their property. •Be careful about paying for work in advance; before making final payments, make sure transient vendors have paid their local suppliers or you may be held liable for unpaid materials. •Make sure you’re completely satisfied with the work before paying the bill, and don’t pay more for the job than originally quoted unless you’ve given written approval for the additional work or cost. Out-of-state vendors often travel to South Dakota to sell items like fruit, seafood, meat packages, paintings, magazine subscriptions, rugs, T-shirts, sunglasses, household cleaners, furniture, stuffed animals, and asphalting and roofing services. Asking the right questions when approached by those vendors can help you avoid making a purchase you may regret: •Question the salesperson about the product, warranties, guarantees, etc. •Get something in writing with the company’s name, address and phone number. •Ask to see their current South Dakota tax license. State law requires everyone selling products or services to have a current South Dakota sales or contractors’ excise tax license. To verify if the license is valid, call the Department’s tollfree helpline at 1-800-829-9188. All sellers must provide you with a contract or receipt at the time of sale showing the date, merchant’s name and address, and a statement informing you of your right to cancel the contract within three days. After proper cancellation, the seller has 10 days to refund your money. If you have doubts about the vendor or think you may have been the victim of a scam, call your local police department or county sheriff ’s office immediately. You can also contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Office at 1800-300-1986 or by email at consumerhelp@state.sd.us. Be prepared to give as much information as you can about the vendor, including the name of the company and salesperson; company address and telephone number; and make, model and license number (if possible) of the vehicle the vendor was driving. Without tips from the public, law enforcement officials may not be able to catch illegal vendors before they move on to the next community. For more information on transient vendors, contact the South Dakota Department of Revenue’s toll-free helpline at 1-800-8299188.
Kadoka Citywide Rummage Sales Saturday, June 2nd
• 1100 6th Ave., Renee Schofield's residence, Amiee Block, 8 a.m. - ?: 27" TV, twin mattress, DVD/VCR player (new), children’s bed rail, play pen, diaper genie, dresser, bedding, adult & childrens clothing, games, home decor & much more! • 800 2nd Ave., Randi Oyan, 8 a.m. - ?: Couch, coffee table, lamps, drapery, misc. household items. • 701 7th Ave., Nona Prang, 8 a.m. to ?: Something for everyone, come check it out! • 400 12th Ave., Carmen Huffman: Household items, 2 recliners, a few clothes and Avon items. • 805 3rd Ave., Arla Patterson: Multi-Family Garage Sale Friday, June 1, 9 a.m. - ? and Saturday, June 2, 8 a.m. - ?: Oak entertainment center, misc. furniture, $5 sack sale on most clothing, misses clothes size 5 to womens XL, boys clothing of all sizes. • 408 Chestnut St., Renate Carson, 3 Family Sale, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: water heater, stacked washer & dryer, air conditioners, Eden Pure heater, twin size beds, dressers, 2 kitchen tables and chairs, lawn mower, log chains, vice, couch, bookcase, dishes, pots & pans, glass front cabinets, knick-knacks. • 1510 6th Ave., Linda Riggins, 8 a.m. - ?: Figurines, teddy bears, clothes. • 515 3rd Ave., Tim Hagedorn, 8 a.m. - ?: Moving Sale! • 1025 Elm St., Paulette Wilmarth, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: 7ft. fiber optic Christmas tree, 2 TVs, twin bed headboard and frame, toys, books, games, movies, softball & baseball equipment, lots of misc. items. • 506 Maple St., Nancy Totton & Andrea Reutter, 8 a.m. to ?: Childrens clothing, baby furniture, books, TVs, Little Tyke table & chair; Little Tyke wagon, battery powered motorcycle for small child, toys, lots of misc. items. • 815 Bayberry St., Norma Olney, 8 a.m. - ?: Furniture: couches, bed, table & chairs, bedding, chairs, lots of household items (inside & out). • 1104 Locust St., Cindy O’Connell, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., 4 Family Rummage Sale: Recliners, couch, TVs, bar stools, microwave stand, table, wingback chair, mission desk & chair, dresser, riding mower, snowblower, lots of clothes for all ages, usual misc. items. • 1007 5th Ave., Jamie Brown, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Lots of kids clothes, girls clothes 0-3 months, 5T; boys clothes 18 months - size 7, kids books, kids shoes, misc. items. • 1112 6th Ave., Kay Reckling, 8 a.m. - ?: Norwex products available, desk & chair, complete double bed with dresser & mirror, Christmas items, coats, womens clothing, old school desk, books, DVDs, small paper shredder, usual stuff.
Agriculture …
Pasture rent considerations for today's cattle producer
Rental rates for range and pastureland are on the rise, due to increasing demands for corn, says Ken Olson, SDSU Extension Beef Specialist. "Increasing demand for corn for ethanol production and growing export markets has increased the price of corn, and the repercussion has been increased costs of virtually all other feedstuffs. Through both direct and indirect influences, this has been an important factor driving land prices and rental rates up, including range and pastureland," Olson said. "This makes renting grass one of many rapidly escalating portions of rising annual cow costs." Rangeland and pasture cash rental rates for 2012 ranged from $11.65 in southwest South Dakota to $61.95 per acre in east-central South Dakota, according to "Agricultural Land Market Trends: 1991-2012," a publication recently released by SDSU Economists, available in the Livestock Profit Tips community on iGrow (igrow.org/livestock/profit-tips). In contrast, the same document showed when cash rents were reported on a cost per animal unit month (AUM) basis, the range was much smaller ($25.25 to $36.90). "These per acre rates reflect an increase of more than 10 percent from the previous year," Olson said. Olson says one concern these figures present is how to compare rental rates on a per acre basis, to rates calculated on an AUM or per animal basis. "This becomes an issue of knowing the stocking rate so that AUM or animal numbers per acre can be used to compute the acreage required to support the animals," he said. He adds that further complicating this is converting animal numbers to an AUM basis. How to figure animal unit today The definition of an animal unit (AU) is a 1,000 pound cow with or without a suckling calf at her side. However, Olson notes that today this is not necessarily an accurate definition because most cows weigh substantially more than 1000 pound. "We should not assume that a cow is equivalent to an AU. Bigger cows need more nutrients and therefore additional acreage should be rented for them if they are to receive adequate nutrition to perform well - or run fewer cows on a fixed acreage," Olson said. He says that a simple, straightforward and accurate way to convert the AU equivalent (AUE) of cattle based on their size is to simply divide the weight of the actual cattle by 1000 pound to calculate the AUE. Example: If the average weight of a cattle producer's cow herd is 1350 pounds, their AUE is 1.35. If they are grazing steers for the summer and their expected average weight during the summer will be 770 pounds, the AUE will be 0.77. The final term to consider is animal unit month (AUM). An AUM is the forage that one AU will consume in one month. Olson says a reasonable figure would be 750 pounds of dry matter, which is 25 pounds per day for 30 days. "If you have an estimate of herbage produced, and assume that only part of it can be removed without damaging the plants - e.g. 25 percent - then the appropriate stocking rate in acres per AUM can be calculated that will allow adequate forage to support an AU. Based on the AUE, this can then be converted to acres per animal or pair in the case of cow-calf pairs," Olson said. Using stocking rate (the ratio of animals to acres), a livestock producer can convert rent per acre to rent per pair easily. Once the conversion is made, the asking rental rate on one unit offered in price per acre can be compared to another unit that is offered on a price per pair basis. "There are likely to be cases where cost savings can be found once the rental rates can be compared in similar terms," he said. He adds that another situation where conversion to similar units may be necessary would be when an absentee landowner is more comfortable using a per acre basis and a producer is more comfortable using an AUM basis, or vice versa. "Being able to quickly convert from one to the other will make negotiations of future rental rates more straightforward," Olson said. "Ultimately, it will help the producer to ensure that the influence of pasture rental on total annual cow costs is managed to the greatest degree possible." To learn more about this topic, and listen to an iGrow Radio Network interview with Ken Olson, visit iGrow.org.
May 31, 2012 • Kadoka Press •
Haylage, baleage are alternatives to traditional dry hay
Harvesting quality feedstuffs can sometimes be a challenge. It can be especially challenging in late spring or early summer when too often there isn't enough time between rain events to get forages completely cured and dry enough to be baled as dry hay, says Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist. Rusche says a number of hay producers have explored haylage and baleage as methods that allow them to harvest without needing to deal with rained on forage. "The largest single advantage is that the hay only needs to wilt to about 35 to 45 percent dry matter; it does not have to completely cure," Rusche said. "That means a shorter time interval between cutting and harvest and reduced risk of losing forage nutrients due to rain. Also there should be less leaf shattering by chopping at a higher moisture content which should result in higher quality, more valuable forage." Rusche says there are some tradeoffs to harvesting forage as haylage. "The most obvious is different equipment is needed compared to baling hay," he says of producers needing to either purchase or hire the necessary chopping, hauling and storageequipment - unless the operation already had that equipment on hand. Also, haylage may require more labor. "For instance, there may be a need for one person running the chopping equipment, one hauling away from the field, plus one more running either the bagger or packing tractor; whereas harvesting the forage as baled hay could probably be accomplished with just one person," he said. He encourages producers to remember that once the haylage crop is harvested and stored there won't be any additional labor required. "Baled hay would still need to be loaded, hauled and stacked before the forage could be fed," Rusche said. "A producer also needs to keep in mind that moving haylage involves handling a significant amount of water. This does limit marketing alternatives if the producer decides to sell rather than feed, as dry hay is easier to transport and more marketable." Storage Techniques for Haylage Just as with baled hay, proper storage techniques are necessary to prevent excessive losses before feeding. In the case of haylage, keeping oxygen out of the bag, bunker or silo is critical to keeping dry matter losses to a minimum. "It's very important to sufficiently pack the pile to eliminate air pockets and to increase the density of the bunker," Rusche said. "Bunker silos or piles need to be covered to prevent a layer of spoiled feedstuffs. Also, bags and bunker covers alike need to be checked during the storage period to make sure that there aren't any holes in the plastic to let in air." Baleage 101: Another hay method that is becoming more popular is to use a specialized baler to create high moisture bales, or baleage. In this system, the bale is entirely covered with a plastic wrap to exclude oxygen. "This method eliminates the need for a separate chopper and hauling system, while still allowing a producer to harvest at higher moisture levels," he said. He says the plastic wrapping does present some challenges. "First, these bales need to be handled carefully to avoid creating holes and allowing air to contact the forage. Second, there would be a significant amount of plastic to be disposed of with each bale. A producer should consider how that waste would be disposed before adopting this system," Rusche said. Rusche adds that adopting either of these higher moisture harvest methods would lead to some additional expenses for plastic wrap, fuel, labor etc. "The hay producer needs to evaluate that added cost with the potential for improved forage quality and determine if alternatives to dry baled hay make economic sense for their business," he said.
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Horse show preparation… 4-Hers from Jackson, Haakon, Jones, Mellette and Todd counties gathered last Thursday for a horse showmanship/fitting clinic to prepare them for the upcoming 4-H Horse Shows. Due to the rain, the clinic was held in the Kadoka Fire Hall. Nineteen 4-Hers, along with younger siblings and parents, learned how to properly fit halters, bathe and clip their horse, and properly present themselves and their animal to the judge. The 4-H Horse Shows will be held in Kadoka on Thursday, June 14, and White River on Wednesday, June 20. Everyone is invited to stop out and see all the hard work area youth put in to their 4-H horse projects. --courtesy photo
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USDA offers farm loans for socially disadvantaged producers
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Craig Schaunaman reminds producers that FSA offers speciallytargeted farm ownership and farm operating loans to Socially Disadvantaged (SDA) applicants. "FSA targets a portion of its annual loan funds for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers," said Schaunaman. "Farming and ranching is a capital intensive business and FSA is committed to helping producers start and maintain their agricultural operations." In fiscal year 2011, South Dakota FSA dispersed $12.4 million in farm loans to socially disadvantaged producers. USDA defines socially disadvantaged applicants as a group whose members have been subjected to racial, ethnic, or gender prejudice because of their identity as members of the group without regard to their individual qualities. For farm loan program purposes, SDA groups are women, African Americans, American Indians and Alaskan Natives, Hispanics and Asians and Pacific Islanders. SDA producers who cannot obtain commercial credit from a bank can apply for either FSA direct loans or guaranteed loans. Direct loans are made to applicants by FSA. Guaranteed loans are made by lending institutions who arrange for FSA to guarantee the loan. FSA can guarantee up to 95 percent of the loss of principal and interest on a loan. The FSA guarantee allows lenders to make agricultural credit available to producers who do not meet the lender's normal underwriting criteria. The direct and guaranteed loan program offers two types of loans: farm ownership loans and farm operating loans. Farm ownership loan funds may be used to purchase or enlarge a farm or ranch, purchase easements or rights of way needed in the farm's operation, build or improve buildings such as a dwelling or barn, promote soil and water conservation and development and pay closing costs. Farm operating loan funds may be used to purchase livestock, poultry, farm equipment, fertilizer, and other materials necessary to operate a successful farm. Operating Loan funds can also be used for family living expenses, refinancing debts under certain conditions, paying salaries for hired farm laborers, installing or improving water systems for home, livestock, or irrigation use and other similar improvements. Repayment terms for direct operating loans depend on the collateral securing the loan and usually run from one to seven years. Financing for direct farm ownership loans cannot exceed 40 years. Interest rates for direct loans are set periodically according to the Government's cost of borrowing. Guaranteed loan terms and interest rates are set by the lender. For more information on FSA's farm loan programs, please contact your local FSA office or on the web at www.fsa.usda.gov.
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