Pennington County Courant, June 7, 2012

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Number 23 Volume 107 June 7, 2012
First Wall Ambulance was a Harold Delbridge honored for 1969 Pontiac Station wagon his years of rodeo announcing
by Laurie Hindman Members of the Wall Ambulance in May of 1969 had recently passed the advanced Red Cross course. Patrolmen Ken Wernke and Harold Hoffman, Norman Klingbile, Al Drewitz, DeWayne Glassgow Jr., Doug Culhane, Deane Joyce, Lee Vanderbush and Gary Stone. The Wall ambulance which was a 1969 Pontiac station wagon was fully equipped and had already made a number of runs to Rapid City, Philip and Kadoka. The new ambulance carried two of the latest type of fold-in cots. An attendant’s seat is used when only a single cot is used and can be folded into the floor when both cots are in use. The unused cot fits under the one in use. The ambulance has a two-way radio and two sets of oxygen tank equipment. A schedule of fees has yet to be established although a percentage reduction will be allowed to those families who have or are contributing to the cost of the ambulance service. This article was taken from the May 22, 1969 Pennington County Courant edition. In the past when Highway Patrolman Ken Wernke would respond to a road accident, he would have to load the patient in the back of his patrol car and drive the injured to the hospital himself or Walsh Funeral Home who owned a station wagon would transport the patient. Wernke knew that an ambulance would be able to provide better care for an injured patient then he or the funeral home could. Finances were the main obstacle of why Wall didn’t have an ambulance. Norm Klingbile who was the Wall City Sheriff for 26 years said, “by the good graces of townships and the City of Wall a 1969 Pontiac Station wagon was purchased.” Klingbile went on to say they had to salvage items to outfit the ambulance but it had a gurney and oxygen and they would no longer have to wait for an ambulance to come out of Rapid City if someone was critically injured. Klingbile noted the ambulance was served by all volunteers and when Dave Hahn moved to town in 1971, he taught First Aid training. Hahn said volunteers had 15 - 20 hours for First Responder training and an EMT course was 80 - 90 hours. The optimum requirement for EMTs today is 190 hours. While the training today is better for patients, Hahn said “It is making it impossible for volunteers to commit to such a training.” In 1971, a new Pontiac Station wagon was purchased. Hahn said, “it was outfitted much like the older one but there was still not enough room to perform CPR.” All they basically could do was transport, apply oxygen and stop the bleeding. When a run was made to Rapid City, Hahn said “they would drive between 80 - 90 mph and the ambulance had a low band police frequency radio.” If the roads were drifted in the ambulance would follow a snow plow, much as they do today. In 1975, the first real ambulance was purchased. It was a Ford vehicle which had room for EMTs to stand-up in, room for a heart monitor and extraction equipment. They were now able to provide better care for patients especially heart care patients. A “Stair Chair Cot” was purchased so patients wouldn’t have to be taken down a flight of stairs in a regular chair. Hahn noted that in the mid 1980’s the ambulance would make 100 runs a year and they didn’t have nearly the false runs as they do today. Hahn attributed the high rate of false runs today to cell phones. The Wall Ambulance still covers the same area and Hahn said, “the level of care for broken bones is the same but heart patients have a better chance in the new ambulance.” The Wall Ambulance is facing a challenge that may see its services come to an end and the possibility of having to use a patrol car to transport injured. The Wall Rodeo Booster Club honored Harold Delbridge for being their rodeo announcer for 23 years. Josh Geigle president of the Wall Rodeo Booster Club presented Harold a belt buckle in apprecaition for announcing their rodeo over the years for them. Dustin Curr annouce the following while the award was presented to Harold: On behalf of the Wall Booster Club; we would like to honor Harold Delbridge on his Retirement from the Wall Regional High School Rodeo. Harold has been the rodeo announcer for 23 years, starting in 1989 - 2012. Harold Delbridge and his wife Karen make their home in Red Owl, S.D. They have four children: Arlin, Chad, Amanda and Candace. Harold became a pastor in 1979, at Meadow, SD, and in 1985, he became the pastor for Union Center, Elms Springs, and Stoneville County Church. In 1983, he began announcing 4H, youth, high school practice, regional, and state rodeos. Harold's love for the sport of rodeo and working with the youth continue to grow over the years.
President of the Wall Rodeo Booster Club Josh Geigle presents Harold Delbridge, who is retiring from the rodeo announcing world, a belt buckle for his many years of announcing at the Wall High School Regional Rodeo. ~Coutesy Photo
Harold has decided that it is time to let someone else (younger generation) take the reins of announcing the Wall Regional Rodeo. Harold, you will truly be missed in the Wall arena!!!
Wall School Board holds special meeting
by Laurie Hindman The Wall School Board met Thursday, May 31 for a special meeting in the school library at 7:30 a.m. President Scot Eisenbraun called the meeting to order. Roll call was answered “Yes” by Eisenbraun, Pam Johnson, Carolynn Anderson, Mary Williams, Kevin Bielmaier and Todd Trask. Spencer Cordes was absent for the meeting. Agenda for the meeting was approved. Eisenbraun asked for a motion to approve a check to Kris Kitterman for an initial payment of the Power House project. A motion was made and approved to pay Kitterman $6,693.00 which is 30 percent of his quote. With no other business the meeting was adjourned.
Philip Theater Group to perform country musical “Honky Tonk Angels”
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-ina-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 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.
S.D. Guard to host public event to celebrate 150-year heritage
The South Dakota National Guard officially marked 150 years of service to the state and nation on January 27, 2012, as the birth date of the organization’s 1862 formation. To celebrate this historic event, the SDNG is inviting the general public, as well as members of the media, to attend a free, open house event at Camp Rapid in Rapid City on Friday, June 8 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. An official ceremony will kick off the event at 11:30 a.m. with comments from Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Maj. Gen. Tim Reisch, the adjutant general of the SDNG. Following the remarks, free food and beverages will be available, as well as live music from the SDNG Army Band, and tours of the new Joint Force Headquarters Readiness Center, Barracks and Education Building and Troop Medical Clinic. An array of past and present military equipment, vehicles, artifacts and uniforms will also be on display, to include a number of informational kiosks highlighting the history of the SDNG.
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. ~Photos by Del Bartels
Badlands National Park begins summer season
Sunday, May 27th marked the beginning of summer ranger programs at Badlands National Park. Visit the park this summer and learn about fossils, geology, ecology and local history. Check out http://www.nps.gov/badl for more information. Ben Reifel Visitor Center is open from 7:00 - 7:00 for the summer. White River Visitor Center, located in the park's South Unit is open from 8:00 - 5:00 daily. Special Night Sky programs are offered throughout the summer, Friday-Monday each week, and begin immediately after the Evening Program. Evening Programs begin nightly at dusk. Meet at the amphitheater, located next to the Cedar Pass Campground a quarter mile from the Ben Reifel Visitor Center. Join the ranger for a Star Tour, and stay for opportunities to view celestial objects through several professional telescopes. June 4, 2012 marks the grand opening of the Saber Site and fossil prep lab at Badlands National Park. The fossil quarry, located just outside the Ben Reifel Visitor Center, will be staffed by paleontologists and park rangers through the summer. The fossil prep lab will be in the visitor center classroom. Stop by between 9:00 – 4:30 daily to observe science in action and learn more about the discoveries being made. The Saber Site contributes greatly to understanding the fossil record at Badlands National Park. On May 30, 2010, seven year old Kylie Ferguson discovered a fossil in this same spot while participating in a Junior Ranger program. She did the right thing – she reported her find, allowing paleontologists to identify the fossil as the skull of an extinct saber tooth cat, Hoplophoneus. While all fossil finds are scientifically important, this one was even more so because of the condition of the skull, and the fact that it contained bite marks. CT scans have been done of the skull in a partnership between Rapid City Regional Hospital, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and Badlands National Park in a quest to determine the fate of this animal. The public is welcome to observe and interact with paleontologists and park rangers at the site and the lab, and perhaps even be present as more fossils are uncovered. Visit the White River Visitor Center, found along SD Highway 27, 20 miles south of Scenic, SD to discover more about the park's cultural stories. Attend a walk or storytelling program throughout the summer. Coming events: •The fourth Badlands Heritage Celebration will take place July 20-22. Activities will take place in both the North and South Units of the park. •The first Badlands' Astronomy Festival will take place August 1719. Many special guests, activities and presentations will be announced closer to that date. Badlands is known for its rugged beauty and striking geologic deposits containing one of the world's richest fossil records. The rich cultural history of the Oglala Lakota people and local homesteaders is also integral to the park story. Visitors are encouraged to bring water, a jacket, sunscreen and insect repellent for all park programs. Regular park entrance fees apply. For information on lodging and camping reservations in the park, please refer to Cedar Pass Lodge at http://www.cedarpasslodge. com/lodging.www.nps.gov About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 397 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov. Follow us on Twitter @BadlandsEdu, and @Badlands_ Ranger.
Other performers for the musical “Honky Tonk Angels” include, from left: Crystal Martinez – back-up singer, Glenn Parsons – guitar and fill-in singer, Mike Seagar – bass electric guitar, Marilyn Millage – piano, and Chuck Carstensen – lead six-string guitar.
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 co-directed 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.
Area News
Keffler choosen as Meade School District Teachers of the Year for 2012
Coleen Keffeler is one of three employees selected as Meade School District Teachers of the Year for 2012. She was chosen for this honor because she is exceptionally skilled and dedicated, poised and articulate, and has the respect and admiration of students, parents and co-workers. She also has a superior ability to inspire learning in students of all abilities and backgrounds. A selection committee consisting of district administrators, teachers and other staff picked the three from among nominations submitted by school employees and school district patrons. Coleen teaches at Sturgis Brown High School and has been employed by Meade School District for 22 of the 27 years she has been in education. She is currently the culinary arts instructor, youth internship coordinator, Perkins grant coordinator, Writing to Win co-coordinator, and Scooper time coordinator, to list a few of her responsibilities. The glue of Sturgis Brown High School is how many refer to Coleen. “Coleen is our leader in the Association of Career and Technical Education,” said a co-worker. “She has placed the high school on the map in that area. It is our school that others come to visit to learn more about CTE programs. Coleen keeps the staff informed about legislative progress, writes letters on our behalf and helps those around her to be active. Through her work with ACTE she has become respected and well-
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Social Security News
Your Questions, Social Security’s Answers Question: Do members of Congress have to pay into Social Security? Answer: Yes, they do. Members of Congress, the President and Vice President, federal judges, and most political appointees, have paid taxes into the Social Security program since January 1984. They pay into the system just like everyone else, no matter how long they have been in office. Learn more about Social Security benefits at www.socialsecurity.gov. Question: I currently receive Social Security disability benefits. I now have a second serious disability. Can my monthly benefit amount be increased? Answer: No. Although your Social Security disability benefit eligibility is based on having a severe disability, the benefit amount is based on the amount of your lifetime earnings before your disability began and not the number, degree, or severity of your disability. For more information, go to www.socialsecurity.gov/dibplan/dapproval2.htm. Question: Is there a time limit on how long I can collect Social Security disability benefits? Answer: Your disability benefits will continue as long as your medical condition has not improved and you remain unable to work. Your case will be reviewed at regular intervals to make sure you still are disabled. If you still are receiving disability benefits when you reach full retirement age, we will automatically convert them to retirement benefits. See www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10153.html#6 for more information on disability. Question: Does Social Security pay benefits to prisoners? Answer: We pay benefits under both the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs. Both of these programs prohibit payments to most prisoners. Social Security benefits are suspended if an otherwise eligible person is confined in a jail, prison, or other penal institution for more than 30 continuous days due to conviction of a crime. We cannot pay benefits to someone who, by court order, is confined in an institution at public expense in connection with a criminal case if the court finds that the person is: guilty, but insane; not guilty of such an offense by reason of insanity or similar factors (such as a mental disease); or incompetent to stand trial for such an alleged offense. Also, we cannot pay benefits to someone who, immediately upon completion of a prison sentence for conviction of a criminal offense (an element of which is sexual activity), is confined by court order in an institution at public expense. The confinement must be based on a court finding that the individual is a sexually dangerous person or sexual predator (or a similar finding.) However, if a person is not confined in prison or other similar place, benefits may be paid to an eligible individual. Question: What are the limits on what I can own to be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? Answer: Social Security counts real estate, bank accounts, cash, stocks, and bonds toward the limits on what you can own. You may be able to get SSI if your resources are worth no more than $2,000. A couple may be able to get SSI if they have resources worth no more than $3,000. If you own property you are trying to sell, you may be able to get SSI while trying to sell it. Social Security does not count everything you own in deciding whether you have too many resources to qualify for SSI. For example, we generally do not count: the home you live in and the land it is on; life insurance policies with a face value of $1,500 or less; your car; burial plots for you and immediate family; and up to $1,500 in burial funds for you and up to $1,500 in burial funds for your spouse. Learn more about SSI at www.socialsecurity.gov/ssi.
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known in Washington, D.C, and is a voice for education and South Dakota in Washington. Coleen has also taken an integral role in organizing Dakota STEP committees in our school,” continued this coworker. “Coleen works as unofficial chairman of this, helping our various committees work together.” Coleen’s nominators commend her for the way she mentors other teachers. “She is also a great sounding board for the staff at the school,” said a nominator, who added that she is known to make amazing cinnamon rolls for early morning meetings. According to another nominator, Coleen is constantly reminding the staff that they are in education for the students – first and foremost. “Every fiber of Coleen’s body is dedicated to our youth,” said this nominator. “Developing programs, creating opportunities for individual growth and encouraging students to strive for betterment of self are but a fraction of what Coleen does.” Students know she has high expectations of them. They also know that she is a wise and hard working person who uses her talents to help them and allow them to shine. Offered a student, “I have had Mrs. Keffeler for a teacher in three different classes and she is definitely one of the best teachers at Sturgis Brown High School. She never leaves students without answers if they ask for help. She will put off what she is doing to help us. She is hard working and strives to find the best opportunities for her students. Through her dedication to make the school a positive environment in which to learn, Mrs. Keffeler has provided students with a sincere attitude and outlook on school. She is truly a good role model for us.”
SDACD Supports Bipartisan Sodsaver legislation
The South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts (SDACD) supports the work of Reps. Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Tim Walz (DMN) on their recent sodsaver legislation to address crop insurance inequities and preserve habitats for game species on native sod and on grasslands producers cannot certify have ever been cropped. SDACD also supports an identical provision included in the Farm Bill passed by the Senate Agriculture Committee. That provision was introduced by Senator John Thune (R-SD). It’s just common sense to reduce crop insurance assistance for less productive land," said SDACD executive director Angela Ehlers. "Decisions to bring acreage back into production should be based on the ability of the land to produce; not on whether or not you can insure it. By addressing crop insurance fairness, the sodsaver legislation will protect fragile lands, preserve habitat and ultimately save taxpayers money." The Protect our Prairies Act would reduce crop insurance assistance for the first four years for crops grown on native sod and certain grasslands converted to cropland. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the legislation could save taxpayers nearly $200 million over 10 years. According to Jack Majeres, National Association of Conservation Districts second vice president and Dell Rapids farmer, this issue is of particular importance to South Dakota and the north central United States, where many areas of land border on prairie development. "The sodsaver legislation is a smart approach to working lands management where conservation and agriculture go hand-in-hand, "Majeres said. "As the costs of land and commodity prices increase, there’s more pressure to put the native grasslands into grain production to be used for grazing and row crops. These fragile lands need to be protected from erosion, and the native grasses provide that conservation benefit along with providing needed wildlife habitat."
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Wall Golf Course to sponsor “Golf For Guardianship”
The Guardianship Program is busy selling cards for its annual fundraiser, “Golf For Guardianship”. “Golf for Guardianship” is selling a golf card listing 88 golf courses across the state. For $30.00 a nine-hold round or 50 percent of an 18 hole round can be played at each course using the “Golf For Guardianship” golf card. Courses listed in the area are: Wall Golf Course. In 2011, over $10,000 was raised to provide guardianship services to adults in South Dakota with disabilities. The Guardianship Program is a private, non-profit agency serving people with disabilities with guardianship and conservatorship services due to the support and participation of The Wall Golf Course. All of the money raised stays in South Dakota and supports personal and financial services for our most vulnerable citizens. “Golf for Guardianship” is sponsored by Wall Golf Course, who donate greens fees, the members of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors of SD who volunteer to sell cards and all of the area golfers who support this program by buying a “Golf For Guardianship” card. The 2012 “Golf for Guardianship” card may be purchased for $30.00 for a single or $100.00 for a Gold Pak ($100.00 for four cards). For more information, contact your local NAIFA member. Or contact: The Guardianship Program P.O. Box 794 Pierre, SD 57504 Toll Free: 1-866-228-9119 605-224-9647 FAX: 605-224-0335 www.sdguardians.com e-mail: sdguardians@gmail.com
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College briefs
Students from the region are among the 226 names on Chadron State College's spring 2012 dean's list. In order to qualify for the list, students must earn a grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and be enrolled in 12 hours of coursework. Students from the region: •Gemma Trask, Elm Springs, S.D. •Courtney Bahe, Wall, S.D.
Wall Writers Group to meet June 9
The next scheduled meeting of the Wall Writers Group is Saturday, June 9. Anyone interested in writing is welcome, whether you are a resident of the Wall area or someone traveling through South Dakota. If you have something you have already written, please bring that to share. Also, a choice of assigned topics for June follows: •The first option is to write something about birthdays (best or worse), or write about anyone's birthday. •The second choice is to write about your favorite pair of shoes. The writers meet at 416 Sixth Avenue in Wall from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. If you have any questions, please call Dave at 279-2952 or Linda at (605) 786-6937. We hope to see you there to write, share and have fun with writing. Please bring a notebook and pen.
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New Summer hours for the Country Cupboard
The Country Cupboard located in Wall will have new summer hours for the months of June, July and August. They will be open every second Wednesday and every third Saturday from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
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School & Area News
Kindergarten 2012 graduation class
Pennington County Courant • June 7, 2012•
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Wall School fourth quarter honor roll and perfect attendance report
Wall Elementary School Principal Honor Roll (G.P.A 3.75-4.00) •Fifth grade: Terel Eisenbraun, Derek Griebel, Mercede Hess, Cooper McConaghy, Meghan Patterson, Shelby Ruland and Jaicee Williams. Big White: Sage Gabriel and Jayton McKay. •Fourth grade: Cale Baus, Aidan Brunnemann, Samantha Deutscher, Alexa Dunker, Ash Grenstiner, Tacia Osterberg and Kassidy Sawvell. Big White: Abby Moon Honor Roll (G.P.A. 3.00-3.74) •Fifth grade: Jacob Bielmaier, Tadan Casjens, Karlie Dartt, Bradan McDonnell, Cooper Jo McLaughlin, Jace O’Rourke, Victoria Poor Bear and Cash Wilson •Fourth grade: John Deering, Cole Gallino, Luke Harris, Zachary Hout, Andrew Law, Korra Westby and Rheagan Zebroski. Improvement Honor Roll •Fourth grade: Samantha Deutscher and Tacia Osterberg •Fifth grade: Raiden Crawford, Karlie Dartt, Derek Griebel and Cash Wilson. Middle School Perfect Attendance Fourth Quarter •Sixth grade: Austin Carter, Austin Crawford, Tate Eisenbraun, Paisley Godfrey, Madisen Grenstiner and Kyla Sawvell. •Seventh grade: Jessica Casjens, Savanna Deutscher, Lady Hawk Rooks and Jesse Sawvell. •Eighth grade: Caitlin Ausmann and David Sykora. Middle School Perfect Attendance All four Quarters •Seventh grade: Jessica Casjens. •Eighth grade: David Sykora. Wall Middle School Honor Roll Gold (3.75 - 4.0): 4th Quarter •Sixth grade: Paisley Godfrey and Emilee Pauley. •Seventh grade: Katy Bielmaier, Sidney Dunker, Elle Moon, Christine Womack •Eighth grade: Caitlin Ausmann, Monica Bielmaier, Josie Blasius, Catriona Brunnemann, Autumn Deering, Anika Eisenbraun, Larae Elwood, Gabel Sandal and David Sykora. Silver (3.37 - 3.749): •Sixth grade: Ruth Bryan, Preston Eisenbraun, Madisen Grenstiner and Emma Michael. •Seventh grade: Jessica Casjens, Heather Dauksavage, Savanna Deutscher, Emily Ferris, Winter Godfrey, Taylor Richter and Elyssa Westby. •Eighth grade: Raedon Anderson, Jade Hertel, Reed Hertel, Rylee Schreiber and Alex Tysdal. Bronze (3.0 - 3.369): •Sixth grade: Damion Bresee, Trista Reinert, Mason Sandal, Kyla Sawvell, Brianna Schreiber and Sierra Wilson. •Seventh grade: Allan McDonnell and Cameron Richter. •Eighth grade: Riley Fortune, July Kammerer, Camden Sawvell and Chris Schulz. Wall High School Honor Roll Gold (3.75 - 4.0): Fourth Quarter •Ninth grade: Austin Huether, Tayah Huether, Carlee Johnston and Carson Johnston. •Tenth grade: Lane Blasius, Nicole Eisenbraun, Ben Linn, Clancy Lytle, Ridge Sandal and Les Williams. •Eleventh grade: Taran Eisenbraun, Elsie Fortune, Analise Garland, Bailey Hapney, Lane Hustead, Laketon McLaughlin, Nathan Patterson, Trey Richter, Kailey Sawvell, Autumn Schulz, Libbi Sykora and Tyler Trask. •Twelfth grade: Alexis Billings, Cheyenne Deering, Rolly Fortune, Kyle Harris, Heidi Huether, Anna Kitterman. Krysta Kjerstad, Kale Lytle, Jessica Schulz, Chavis Shull, Jess Williams and Jesse Willis. Silver (3.37 - 3.749): •Ninth grade: Logan Bowers, William Leonardo, Emily Linn, Danny Muzik, and Celine Trask. •Tenth grade: Dusty Dartt, Jenifer Emery, Dusty Leach, Sadie O’Rourke, Tucker O’Rourke, Tyler Peterson, Kaitlin Schreiber and CJ Schulz. •Eleventh grade: Kim Billings, Bailey Lytle and Ryder Wilson. •Twelfth grade: Aleshia Feldman and John Luke McGriff. Bronze (3.0 - 3.369): •Ninth grade: Will Housman and Mattee Pauley. •Tenth grade: Ashley Dauksavage, Kaden Eisenbraun, Shelby Feldman, Brett Gartner, Kelly Green, Leighah Hertel, Cade Kjerstad, Renatta Lanfear and Michaela Schaefer. •Eleventh grade: Tyrel Clark, Shanda-Rae Enriquez and Mazee Pauley. •Twelfth grade: Cole Smith. Wall High School Perfect Attendance Fourth Quarter •Ninth grade: Dylan Carter, William Housman and Danny Muzik. •Tenth grade: Jennifer Emery, Kelly Green, Cade Kjerstad, Renatta Lanfear, Clancy Lytle, Tyler Peterson, Ridge Sandal, Kaitlin Schreiber, CJ Schulz and Les Williams. •Eleventh grade: Tyrel Clark, Nathan Patterson, Kailey Sawvell, Libbi Sykora and Tyler Trask. •Twelfth grade: Alyssa Ermish, Kale Lytle and Chavis Shull. Wall High School Perfect Attendance All four Quarters •Tenth grade: Clancy Lytle and Tyler Peterson. •Eleventh grade: Nathan Patterson. •Twelfth grade: Kale Lytle.
Wall School Kindergarten Class of 2012. Back row pictured from left to right … Jada Kusser, Becca Griebel, Kadence Kusser, Cassidy Albrinck, Emma Eisenbraun, Sean Dunker, Bridger Casjens, Paige Kjerstad, Thane Simons, Kaylen Spotted Bear, Burk Blasius and Dawson Hess. Front row pictured from left to right … Mason Crawford, KaDan Smith, Conner Ulrich, Natalee Armenta, Terryn Shearer, Nora Dinger, Brodi Sundall, Jayda Reinert and Owen Fauske. (Sorry for my technical error from last week.) ~Photo Laurie Hindman
Lytle and O’Rourke place at State Track meet
State Track Meet. Sadie O’Rourke placed fifth in the 100 Meter Dash in Rapid City at the state track meet. ~Courtesy Photo
by Coach Patterson Track conclusion! The state track meet was held in Rapid City on May 24th and 25th for the finale of this year’s track season. It was a wet, cool weekend for the athletes, coaches and spectators. Sadie O’Rourke ran well placing fifth in the 100 Meter Dash and 200 Meter Dash. After flying threw the prelims and semis in the 100, O’Rourke ran a 13:44 FAT time for fifth. Then it was off to the 200 Meter Dash finals on Saturday afternoon placing fifth with a 27.30 time. She also ran the 400 Meter Dash at state and was close to qualifying in that event as well. Kale Lytle finished his track season with an eighth placing in
State Track Meet. Kale Lytle first one from the left placed eighth in the 1600 Meter Run in Rapid City at the state track meet. ~Courtesy Photo
the 1600 Meter Run at state. He ran a 4:53.69 against a strong field of runners. The girls 4x100 Relay did a personal best for the foursome. Monica Bielmaier started the race, exchanging the baton to Kailey Rae Sawvell, with Carlee Johnston running the curve who handed it off to the anchor runner, O’Rourke. They ran a 54.08 to end their season. Autumn Schulz threw shot and discus at state with a 35’9” and 105’ for the events. Tayah Huether ran the open 800 Meter Run in 2:32.30. Tyler Trask made the semis in the 100 Meter Dash with an 11.3. Taran Eisenbraun ran the 400 Meter Run with a 55.99. Chavis Shull and Tyler Peterson tripled jumped with distances of 34’ and 36’. Lytle and Austin Huether ran the 3200 Meter Run. Lytle ran an 11:30.60 and Huether finished 12th in a 11:02.10. Then Lytle ran the 1600 Meter Run finishing eighth for a medal in 4:54.69. The 4x200 Relay of Eisenbraun, Chavis Shull, Danny Muzik and Trask ran a 1:41.41. Then the 4x100 Relay of Eisenbraun, Jess Williams, Lane Hustead and Trask ran a 47:07. The last relay, the 4x400, consisted of Carson Johnston, Muzik, Hustead, and Trask cruising to a time of 3:48.53. Coach’s Comments: The weather was rainy, cool, cloudy, but the meet went on. The squad tried hard in their events with some injuries hampering performances. One hates to see athletes hurt for the state meet. The highlight of the season was personal goals met by the athletes, winning conference and regions for the boys and the girls finishing fourth in both. It was a fun year with many memories. Until next year, have a relaxing summer.
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The South Dakota Highway Patrol conducted a state-wide enforcement saturation on Friday, May 25 to kick off their “100 Days of Heat” Safe Driving Campaign. Summer is a deadly time of year for drivers on South Dakota roads with more than half of South Dakota’s traffic fatalities happening during the summer months. Each year, the days with the highest travel and car accident numbers are the holidays – Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. Troopers around the state were out in force on all Interstate and state highways Friday, the start of the Memorial Day weekend. Troopers issued traffic citations and warnings for a wide variety of violations. Statewide totals for Friday, May 25 include 278 citations and 544 warnings for speeding, 11 DUI arrests and 27 drug arrests. One hundred seat belt violations were also addressed by Troopers. Fortunately, during Friday’s campaign, there were no fatalities, and only three injury and six noninjury accidents. “Our mantra remains the same: Use your seatbelt. Don’t drink and drive. Follow the speed limit,” says Col. Craig Price, superintendent of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. “If you obey those rules, everyone will have a safe and enjoyable summer.” For more information on the 100 Days of Heat campaign, visit http://www.100daysofheat.com/
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Shaun McKay won the Men’s Martial Arts Open Championship on Saturday, April 28 in Rapid City. McKay competed against 12 other competitors in the 18 and above Men’s Black Belt division. McKay is the chief instructor of McKay JuJitsu in Wall, along with his wife Lynn. ~Photo Laurie Hindman
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Gathered by Frances Poste DeAnna Hauge of Aberdeen, visited in the Merlin and Betty Crown home over the Memorial Day weekend. Merlin, Betty and DeAnna all went to Rapid City on Friday for some shopping. DeAnna met up with some of her classmates for lunch later on. Merlin and Betty Crown, DeAnna Hauge, Patti Coe of Sturgis and Lisa Gruhn of Rapid City, all met for breakfast at Wall Drug on Saturday morning. DeAnna left later for Rapid City and met up with family from Gillette, Wyo. Merlin and Betty also went on to Rapid City, where they met Patty Kjerstad and they all went to a movie. It turned out to be a busy, but a fun weekend. Mrs. LeRoy (Carol) Naescher underwent pancreatic cancer surgery on Wednesday, May 30 and is now recovering at home. Cards may be sent to: 102 Elm Street, Oacoma, SD 57365. The First Interstate Bank will display artwork monthly from the Wall Art Guild members. Art pieces will be changed with a different artist each month. Lorna Moore’s artwork will be on display the month of June. Hannah Huether will be the month of July. Anyone interested in displaying art at the bank, contact Lorna Moore, 386-2120, for more information. Al and Carol Hodge attended the Memorial Day ceremony in Philip on May 28th. The Badlands Quilters were invited to Presho for a quilters tea and trunk show on June 2. Judy Yocum, Sue Michels, Veva Wernke, Terry Greiner and Carol Hodge attended. Roy and Jean Graham of College Springs, Iowa, arrived the evening of June 2 for a few days visit with the Allen Hodge’s. Dave and Arla Olson drove to Indianapolis, May 25 for their grandson’s (Nick Olson) high school graduation. Grandson Stanton came home with them for a two week visit. Last week, the Leonards had their great-grandson Toby Davison stay with them. What joy! He is now on his way to Washington to visit the other grandmother. Megan Rislov is here visiting family, came for Lynn William’s funeral. Lynn Williams passed away on May 28th after a long active life. His Memorial Service was at the Methodist Church in Wall on Friday, June 1st. Interment was in the Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, with Military honor guard. Our condolences go out to the family. Bill Casper of Rapid City, represented the Radar Bomb Squadron at Lynn Williams’ funeral. Pastor Gary Geiman of Billings, was in the Drug Store, last Wednesday morning. Sorry to have missed seeing him. Kurth and Sherry DeLand of Stromsburg, NE, came back to Wall to spend over a week. Sherry went with Frances Poste to Philip on Saturday. Lucile Peterson and Florence Dean joined them to eat lunch together. A memorial service with military honors for Ivo Bannister will be held at one o’clock on Friday, June 22, 2012, at the Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis. Following the service, lunch will be at the VFW Club, Sturgis. Ivo was married to the late Ione Flatt. We offer our sympathy to the family. At the Badlands Alumni Association reunion in Wall on Saturday, July 14th, they will recognize area teachers, past and present. See you there! On June 11th, a Monday, a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place in front of the Community Building at 11 o’clock to dedicate the new main street and lights project. There will be a city-wide garage sale on June 16th. You may do yours at your own residence or take it to the Community Building. Congratulations to all students of the Wall School for receiving awards, academic or athletic. There were certainly a lot of them given out! Wall had it’s high school rodeo this past weekend, June 1st, 2nd and 3rd. It is that season. Never heard the results but imagine they will be in the paper. The Senior Citizens (YAH) had their monthly meeting at Prairie Village on Monday, June 4th. Fourteen were in attendance. There will be no meetings in July or August. We put together boxes to be sent to local servicemen serving overseas. Kay Leonard was in Rapid City on Monday for appointments. While shopping, she happened to see and visit with Lucille Huether. She is living at Sommerset Court and doing well. Feels like summer! Warm days and warm nights. Rain would be nice. Less wind would be good. Between now and the first day of summer we will only get ten more minutes of daylight. Venus is supposed to transit across the sun June 5th and 6th. Last time it happened was June 8, 2004, and will not happen again until December 10 and 11, 2117! Hope you exercised your right to vote!
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Regional Rodeo the 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Anna Jaron of Rapid City, spent some time in the parental Dan and Marla Nelson home and may I assume she attended some rodeo events. Samantha has been busy at State College in Spearfish doing some serious research. Blaizy has been busy entertaining and keeping the old folks busy until she plays out and then tells mom Trista it is time to go home. Blaizy had a big day. Gwen and Michele McConnell have been busy at the Methodist Church planning and preparing for Bible School to start Tuesday, the 5th. Paul McConnell has been busy with branding, chores at home and helping the neighbors. Most ranchers are done with cows calving and working on branding chores. Shaun McKay and Jayton joined the neighbors and friends from Sioux Falls and Pierre to help Harlan and Linda Eisenbraun with their branding chores. Linda said it was only two dinners to cook this year. Branding is a sort of enter-
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tainment at the ranches as they bring horses to ride and get some practice roping and wrestling to do. May the Countryside send best of luck to our young cowgirls and cowboys on their rodeo performances at the Regional Rodeos and then those going to State and National Rodeo. Tuffy had great enjoyment manning the gate for the Wilson’s and rodeo stock and deep respect for Harold Delbridge announcing and the way Mr. Delbridge worked with our young people, I am sorry my plans didn’t work out to attend. May the Countryside send Congratulations to our local residents Larry and Norie Ruland for their 50th Wedding Anniversary. May the Countryside send our sincerest sympathy and prayers to the families and friends for the loss of their loved ones Violet Denke and Lynn Williams. Thought: The more you take responsibility for your past and present, the more you are able to create the future you seek.
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Residents are enjoying the nice weather, and the roses that are in bloom have brought a lot of attention to our residents, Tuesday afternoon, our Volunteer Party was held here at Good Samaritan. The volunteers were treated to cake and punch, and entertainment by Lois Pierce. Father Zandri held Mass and Kenny Karp and Margaret Larsen helped. Rev. Darwin Kopfmann from the Wall Methodist church, held worship service and Carol Hahn led our hymn sing. Bethel Baptist from Rapid City, held Worship service on Sunday afternoon. Rev. and Mrs Jones are our volunteers. The flowers have been planted and also the garden. Rev. Curtis Garland held Lutheran worship and communion on Thursday, Alma Crosbie led our hymn sing. Friday afternoon, the Kvanig did Gospel music. The residents enjoyed the hymn sing. Rev. Lloyd Edwards from the Presbyterian church held worship service and we did a hymn sing. The Men's group were treated to Smoothies on Thursday. The residents have also been playing checkers and cribbage. We also have Bingo on Wednesdays and our volunteers are Bonnie Elliott, Verna Maude, Freddie Ferguson, and Margaret Larsen. Until next time…May God bless.
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Submitted by Lola Joyce Riggins 837-2053 Greetings… A thunder and lightning storm went through the area last night the second. The wind was strong but there is no water standing. What happened to the rain fall? Delmer and Mary Paulsen drove to Belle Fourche for Memorial Day weekend in the Darren and Jackie Paulsen home. Mary spent hours of playtime with Dreyson and also got to attend and see grandson Dawson win first in every event he entered at the Hershey Track Meet in Belle Fourche and qualify for State. Delmer and Mary Paulsen also enjoyed spending time with son Tom at Lead in National Guard Duty for the Memorial Day weekend. They left the 30th and returned home the 1st of June. Daughter Kristen and son-inlaw, Adam Molstad, Sylvie and Annabel of Waterloo, IA, arrived to the parental Richard and Nancy Horton home the 26th of May to help Rich and Nancy observe their birthdays over the weekend. Their birthdays land on the same dates. Their daughter, Janelle Karah, has the same date birthday also but she didn’t get to come. Eli Helms of the Ditch Switch in Rapid City, has graduated from Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown and is working at the Ditch Switch. Eli was a weekend visitor in the parental Eldon and Lillian Helms home for Memorial Day weekend. Emily Helms is now working NRCS for the summer and was also home for the weekend. Kay Dahlquist of Sioux City, IA, came to the parental Lillian Horton home to visit over Memorial Day weekend. I was sorry to hear Kathleen Shull had a serious bout with sinus infection and bronchitis but happy to hear she is doing much better. it seems to be going around. Marla Nelson has been busy helping at the Wall High School
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YOUNG AT HEART SENIOR CITIZEN GROUP Young at Heart Senior Citizens met June 4, 2012, at Prairie Village. There were 15 members present. The meeting was short and the time was spent packing boxes for those in the service. We currently have four from our area. We will pack more boxes on July 2 at 1 p.m. The meetings will be cancelled until September. Frances Poste hosted the meeting. A delicious lemon cake was served. Upcoming events: •June 11: Ribbon Cutting for the new main street lights at 12:45 p.m. •June 16: Community garage sale at the Community Center. there is also a 4-H Rodeo that day. June 19: Theme Meal - Pork Chops are on the menu. June 21: Potluck supper
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Four South Dakota state parks are hosting nature day camps in June for kids ages 7-12. The camps are a great way for kids to explore the surrounding recreation areas and focus on the outdoors. Kids’ fishing will be held at Lake Poinsett Recreation Area near Arlington from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, June 12, and at Angostura Recreation Area near Hot Springs from 9:30 a.m. to noon MDT on Wednesday, June 13. Call 605-627-5441 to register for the Lake Poinsett camp and 605-7456996 to register for the Angostura camp. Kids will learn all about frogs at Palisades State Park near Garretson on Thursday, June 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. CDT. Participants will enjoy a hands-on lesson, craft project, hike and games. Call 605-5943824 for more information or to register. North Point Recreation Area is hosting a Nature Day Camp on Thursday, June 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. CDT at Lake Wagner City Park in Wagner. Activities include disc golf, arts and crafts, nature exploration, kayaking and archery. Call 605487-7046 for more information. While the camps are geared for kids ages 7-12, younger children may attend if accompanied by an adult. Kids are reminded to wear clothing appropriate for the weather, and also bring bug spray, drinking water and shoes comfortable for walking. Sandals are not appropriate. No snacks or refreshments will be provided, but kids are welcome to bring their own. There is no fee for the camp; however a park entrance license is required. For a complete list of state park events, visit South Dakota state parks on the web at www.gfp.sd.gov
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Obituaries Lester Sandy Hale______________________________
Lester Sandy Hale, 85, Union Center, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2012, at Fort Meade Hospital. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, June 6, at the First Presbyterian Church, with Harold Delbridge and Denzel Nonhof officiating. Burial followed at Black Hills National Cemetery. Lester was born at Chalk Butte, SD, to Sandy K. and Hazel (Meisky) Hale on Oct. 30, 1926, and was raised near Chalk Butte. As a young man, he worked for different ranchers in the area herding sheep and feeding cows. In 1945 he was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving two years; spending time at Pearl Harbor after the bombing. On May 23, 1954, he was married to Evelyn Grace Long at Sturgis and to this union, four children were born, Darla, Sandy, James, and Christina. He is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn; children, Darla (Ken) Sisel, Gillette, WY, Sandy (Rebecca) Hale, Box Elder, James (Teresa) Hale, White Owl, and Christina (Duane) Aaberg, Gillette, WY; nine grandchildren, Stephanie Leonard, Brett Hale, Rae Hale, Colby (Chelsie) Aaberg, Tye Hale, Wes Sisel, Tee Hale, Carley and Bailey Aaberg; two stepgrandchildren, Christy Kolo and Jennifer Gray; sister-in-law, Bev Hale; and numerous nieces and nephews. Lester was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, one brother, four sisters, and one infant sister. Less ranched all his life and he especially enjoyed his horses. Less was found often humming a tune and singing in the car. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, the Farmers Union, and RCALF. Memorials have been established to the Central Meade County Community Center and the Enning Volunteer Fire Department. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals. com. Riding Ranchers 4H met at Kemmerer's House, April 14th. Number of enrolled- nine; Number of members - seven; Number of visitors - five. Minutes: Old business: Riding ranchers banner, need to finish-possibly work on banner at next meeting. Read the 4-H newsletter, talked about rodeo and judging competition, nominations for group 4-H office. President-July Vice President - Bailey Lytle Secretary - Lillyanna Wagner Treasurer - David Historians - Skylie and Breanna New business: FundraisersPlantsmyth, gift certificates for 4H, motion carried. Archery, Carwash and bake sale, penny war, flamingo flock, rodeo carnival- chicken roping, goat roping, petting zoo. Vote for two fundraisers at this time. Carwash/bake sale- two; penny war - three; Flamingo - five; rodeo carnival - five.
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Riding Ranchers 4-H minutes
Fun 4-H gathering- Roller skating, contact Lisa Stephens-for more info. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Riding Ranchers 4H met at Wagner's House, May 25th, at 11:00 a.m. 4-H pledge Members present- July, Kellyn, Terryn, Breanna, Lillyanna, Skylie Treasurer report- Club balance$703.71 4-H practice rodeo, we made $573.63 after all expenses had been taken out. June 16th 4-H rodeo- we were asked to work at the concession stand, volunteer times- 1-2 hrs starting at 10 am. Clean up for rodeo will be Thursday night, June 14th. Flamingo flock was discussedJessica Wagner bought the flamingos for $48.81, which she was given a check for reimbursement. Flamingo flocking $10, insurance $10, will put them in the yard and have them removed to be put in another person's yard, talked about doing this fundraiser for one month. The contact will be Gwen Mcconnel and we will take turns putting flamingos in new yards. Next meeting will be at the rodeo grounds on June 14th for clean-up and we will make hot dogs and cook hamburgers July made motion to adjourn meeting, Kellyn seconded it.
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training at Camp Livingston, La. From there he went to Ft. Ord, Calif. In December of 1945, he was sent to Adak, Alaska, in the Aleutian Islands, where he served as mail clerk and the Company Barber in the 1583 Engineers Infantry Division. He returned October 1, 1946, when he was honorably discharged and returned home to Wall. He worked for his father-in-law moving houses until September of 1947. On September 29, 1947 he entered the Sioux City Barber College at Sioux City, Iowa. He returned to Wall in April of 1948 and did his apprentice work under the late Sam Johnson. He later purchased the barber equipment from Johnson and continued to run the shop. In April of 1951, he moved into his new shop on the west side of Main Street. In June of 1984, he sold the shop building and moved to a shop on 4th Street at Ann’s Motel where he continued to work part time until his retirement in 2011. He is survived by two daughters, Carla Brucklacher and her husband, Mark, of Wall, and Cleo Williams of Rapid City; four grandchildren, Stacy Keyser of Wall, Tyler Keyser of Baldwin, Wisc., Jennifer Tietsort and her husband, Ron of Custer, and Matthew Brucklacher and his wife, Sonja, of Greeley, Colo.; seven great-grandchildren, Brady Huether and his wife. Bibi. of Fort Collins, Colo,, Amber Huether of Fort Collins, Tayah Huether of Wall, Noah and Hope Tietsort of Custer, and Maylin and Alissa Brucklacher of Greeley, Colo.; one great-great-grandson, Maximilian David Huether of Fort Collins; one brother, Bud Williams of Philip; two sisters, Pearl Lurz of Philip and Loy Kellum of Rapid City; and a host of other relatives and friends. Lynn was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Evelyn, on February 23, 2011; his parents, Frank and Hazel Williams; two brothers, Milo and Dale Williams; and one sister, Muriel Parkin. Memorial services were held Friday, June 1, at the United Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastor Darwin Kopfmann officiating. Music was provided by Dorothy Shearer, pianist, and Lynn’s grandchildren, Stacy Keyser, Tyler Keyser and Jennifer Tietsort, vocalists. Ushers were Jerry Johannesen and Bill Leonard. Interment with military honors was Friday, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. A memorial has been established. Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall. His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com’
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Lynn Williams, age 90 of Wall, S.D., died Monday, May 28, 2012, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital. Lynn Williams was born March 24, 1922, north of Wall, the son of Frank and Hazel (Percy) Williams at their country home. He was raised on the family farm 20 miles north of Wall. He attended the Sunnyside School through the eighth grade and graduated from Wall High School in May of 1940. After graduation he moved with his brother, Bud, to Cottonwood where he helped operate the Dr. Cowan ranch. Lynn married Evelyn Knapp at Rapid City on May 12, 1945. He entered the U.S. Army in May of 1945. He took his basic
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For pet owners, warm weather brings the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors with their furry loved ones. But it also brings the risk of flea and tick infestation. Veterinarians across the country are expecting an abundance of fleas and ticks this year, due in part to warmer winter temperatures in some areas of the nation. "Fleas and ticks are more than simple nuisances for your pets," said Laura Petree, DVM, Manager of Technical Services for Central Garden and Pet Company. "They can cause your pet discomfort, and in the case of ticks, put your pets and your family at risk for a variety of diseases." Dr. Petree says that flea eggs can account for 50 percent of a domestic flea infestation. One adult female flea can lay up to 50 eggs per day. If your pet has 10 fleas, your problem suddenly multiplies to 15,000 fleas in a month. "In order to effectively protect your dog or cat from fleas and ticks, you need to address any initial infestation problem," she says. Preventing problems Prevention is the best course of action. Making your yard unfriendly to pests is a good place to start. •Mow regularly, keep shrubs trimmed, and rake up leaves. Keep the garbage covered so it won't attract rodents. •Outdoor sprays can be used on lawns, flowers, trees and shrubs. They kill and repel fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, ants, crickets and other insects. •Whenever you groom your dog or cat, check for fleas and ticks. Signs of fleas include redness and scratching, as well as what's known as flea dirt - black flea droppings left on your pet's coat. Ticks are most commonly found around the neck, in the ears, in the folds between the legs and body, and in between the toes. •Topical treatments contain an insect growth regulator (IGR) that kills flea eggs and prevents re-infestation. They kill and repel fleas, ticks and mosquitoes for up to 30 days. Many topical treatments are messy to apply. Consider using the Adams Smart Shield Applicator, which keeps liquid off your hands and lets you quickly get uniform applications down to your pet's skin. •Shampoos clean your pet by eliminating adult fleas, ticks and flea dirt. The active ingredients must come in contact with the pests for a certain period of time in order to be effective. Results are immediate. However, because shampoos have no long-lasting effects, it's a good idea to follow the shampoo with a dip or maintenance product. •Mists are used to kill fleas, ticks and mosquitos on dogs and cats instantly. Flea eggs and larvae will be prevented for one to two months. Controlling an infestation Sometimes, despite your best efforts, your pet brings home some unwanted pests. Here's what you can do: •Vacuum before the first home treatment, then daily for the next few weeks. This will help remove newly emerged fleas, flea dirt, eggs and some larvae from the carpets. •Treating your home with carpet powders, carpet sprays, room foggers or home sprays will help control fleas. Take care of your pet and your family by having the right prevention and treatment options for your furry family member. To learn more about protecting your pet and your home from fleas and ticks, visit the Flea and Tick Education page at www.adamsfleacontrol.com.
by Cornelius R. Stam Romans 4:15 clearly states that "the law worketh wrath," but so many people, it seems, do not wish to see this. Even some clergymen tell us that God gave the Law to help us to be good, when God Himself says the very opposite; that it was given to show us that we "The law worketh wrath." Every criminal knows this and every sinner should know it, for the Bible has much to say on the subject. Rom. 3:19,20 declares that the Law was given "that every mouth may be stopped, and that all the world may be brought in guilty before God," and this passage goes on to say: "Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight; for by the law is the knowledge of sin." II Cor. 3:7,9 calls the Law "the ministration of condemnation" and "the ministration of death." Gal. 3:10 says that those who are "of the works of the law," i.e., who seek to make themselves acceptable to God by keeping the Law, "are under a curse," because the Law can only condemn them. Those who approach God, expecting eternal life in return for "good works" are offering Him their terms -- which He will never accept. God will not sell justification to those already under condemnation for sin. But He does offer sinners complete justification by grace because: "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written; cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree" (Gal. 3:13). Thank God, those who trust in Christ, "having redemption, through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace" (Eph. 1:7), "being justified, freely by His [God's] grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus" (Rom. 3:24).
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2012 Girls and Women in sports honorees “Elite 15” Banquet
The nineteenth annual South Dakota Girls and Women in Sport Awards Banquet was held Saturday, June 2, at 6:00 p.m., in Mitchell at the Ramada Inn. Fiftyfive high school female athletes throughout South Dakota were honored for their outstanding high school careers both “on and off” the playing field. From this group, fifteen of them were recognized as one of the “ELITE 15”. To be eligible for the “ELITE 15” award, the senior girl must first be recognized by her high school in February during the National Girls and Women in Sports Day activities. 586 high school girls were so recognized in South Dakota. Of these, 81 senior girls were named by their school to be eligible for the “ELITE 15” award. From the Wall School, Krysta Kjerstad was nominated. Representing the past Elite 15 award winners for the evening were Jill Theeler Schlekeway, Mitchell High School standout and former Associate Athletic Director for Compliance/Senior Woman Administrator at the University of South Dakota. In addition, the SD Girls and Women in Sports Leadership Award winners were honored. This year’s winners are Rose DuBois of Rapid City, Pam Hoiland of Sioux Falls, Ron Nelson of Parker, Jill Christensen of Parker, Jennifer Forseth of Sioux Falls, Ginger Larsen of Yankton, Ronda Rinehart of Freeman, Carmen Robinson of Yankton, and Lori Warne of Sioux Falls. The SD Officials Leadership Award is presented annually at the SD Girls and Women in Sports/Elite 15 Banquet. This year’s recipients of this award are Ellen Steever of Lennox and Kim Weed of Sioux Falls. By CW5 Duke Doering (Ret.) SDNG Historian In recognition of the South Dakota National Guard's 150 years of service to the state and nation from 1862 - 2012, the SDNG will be publishing significant dates in the history of the organization all year long for the media's use in your publications or broadcasts. For more information on these events, please contact the SDNG Historian, CW5 Duke Doering at (605) 737-6581, or e-mail duke.doering@us.army.mil. June 6, 1972 - On this date in SDNG history - Annual Training Camp Rapid, Badlands and Roubaix Lake areas - Prelude to the Rapid City flood on June 9, 1972. On June 6, 1972, there were nearly 2,000 South Dakota Army National Guard Soldiers at annual training (AT) in the Camp Rapid area. The training in 1972, began on the weekend of June 3 for 19 of the South Dakota Army National Guard units. These units were in four locations. The 147th Field Artillery's Group Headquarters, 1st Battalion, and 2nd Battalion, along with the 216th Ordnance Company and 1085th Medical Detachment were located at the Badlands Bombing Range. This artillery range was located approximately 50 miles southwest of Rapid City off state Highway 40, now renumbered Highway 44. Two units, the 842nd Engineer Company and the 214th Engineer Company were bivouacked near Roubaix Lake, about 40 miles northwest of Rapid City in the Northern Black Hills. Most of the units were located on Camp Rapid. Those located at Camp Rapid were Headquarters, South Dakota Army National Guard; 129th Public Affairs Detachment; 109th Engineer Group; HHD 109th Engineer Battalion; 730th Medical Company; 665th Maintenance Company; 147th Army Band; 235th General Supply Company; 139th Transportation Battalion; 1742nd Transportation Company; and the 740th Transportation Company. There was a present for duty strength of 2,004 for this annual training period, 1,907 of whom were in and around the Camp Rapid area. The 211th Engineer Company, with a present for duty strength of 97, was involved in bridge training at Camp Grafton, N.D. Prior to the change of Army Training Directives in 1980, units traditionally trained through the end of the duty day on Friday of the first week, then released the troops on pass for the weekend to return before reveille on the following Monday morning. Ninety percent of the unit members would be on pass over the weekend. A duty officer and about 10 percent of the unit strength remained on duty over the weekend to provide security of vehicles, weapons and equipment. This was the case in 1972, so on June 6 most members were planning to go home over the weekend, leaving after duty hours on June 9. June 9, 1972 - On this date in SDNG history - Rapid City Flood of 1972: Extremely heavy rains which began in the late afternoon of June 9, 1972, caused the Sheriff of Lawrence County to notify the Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Corning, of possible need of National Guard support if flooding in the Northern Hills continued. The call was received at approximately 6:45 p.m. Maj. Gen. Corning relayed the information to Col. Elroy (Stretch) Lemaster, deputy adjutant general, who in turn called the duty officer, Capt. Donald Huls, to alert the commanding officers at Camp Rapid of possible flood duty. Lemaster called for a briefing, to be held immediately at the Camp Rapid Emergency Operating Center (EOC). Col. Lemaster had only begun his briefing when calls for assistance started coming into State Radio, which was located in the EOC. The first calls were from the Highway Patrol and Pennington County Sheriff's Department to blockade Nemo Road, and assistance in rescue of a vehicle washed off the road near Cleghorn Canyon. Most Guardsmen on Camp Rapid were reporting for duty, however, more manpower was needed and the call went out over radio and television for all Guardsmen at annual training to report to Camp Rapid. Only 655 Guardsmen were in annual training at Camp Rapid. One thousand fifteen artillerymen and support troops were in the Badlands some fifty miles east of Rapid City and 237 engineer troops were at Roubaix Lake west of Rapid City in the Black Hills. Units in the Badlands had just completed their first week of annual training and were given the weekend off to enjoy the Black Hills with their families. Family Day for the Artillery Group had just finished in the afternoon. To get the call to all Guardsmen on pass was impossible. No confirmed figures are available of just how many reported in that fateful night. It was impossible to keep
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unit integrity as calls for assistance were answered as rapidly as men reported in. Rescue units were made up of engineers artillerymen, transportation, maintenance, medics, aviators, and stat headquarters personnel. Getting the job done was paramount. Capt. Bob Mallow, with a crew of five other Soldiers from the 235th Supply Company and six men from the 740th Transportation Company were dispatched at about 9:30 p.m. on Friday to close Nemo Road at the request of the Pennington County Sheriff. They were flagged down by a woman saying her three children were trapped on the other side of the creek. About that time a pickup truck coming down the road reported seeing a car going into the creek. The driver thought there were people in the car because the dome light had come on. The crew found the car and Second Gary Englestad, Pfc. Freeman Phillips, Lt. John Parke and PFC Gary Reinhold secured themselves with ropes and went into the creek. They found the car was empty. On their return, the water rose and the current got stronger, forcing the four men into a tree. In the next 20, minutes the water climbed between 15 and 20 feet. It was during the rescue missions in that area that two South Dakota National Guard Soldiers, Second Lt. Gary Engelstad and Pfc. Freeman Phillips lost their lives on Box Elder Creek. Mallow and the remainder of the Soldiers were isolated and could not get back to Camp Rapid until the next morning. First Sgt. Myron Corbin of Headquarters Battery, Second Battalion, 147th Field Artillery, Webster, S.D., was known to be in downtown Rapid City when the floodwaters struck and how Corbin became a victim has never been determined. Many other National Guard individuals and teams performed rescue mission throughout Rapid City and the Black Hills area. They did yeoman work and the number of lives they saved can only be told by those whose lives they did save. Rescue teams reporting back to Camp Rapid brought refugees and recovered bodies. Some estimates ran as high as 1,000 individuals saved. Refugees were taken to the armory or local churches and given cots, blankets and food. It was impossible to get to mortuaries to deliver bodies as the bridges over Rapid Creek were out. The lights in the entire city went out about 11:47 p.m. Fortunately, at the Camp Rapid EOC, emergency power and water were available. Prior to this, lights in the flooded area went out early in the evening which caused more danger to those attempting rescue operations. Downed wires were everywhere and fast moving debris of every description made it even more hazardous to operate. Trees, light poles, automobiles, trailer houses, and homes were moving in the flooded area at speeds up to 40 mph.
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The Wall City Pool opened on June 2 for the 2012 summer season. Manager and Lifeguards for the season are from left to right … Manager Sue Willis, Lifeguard Autumn Schulz, Lifeguard Jackson Anderson and Lifeguard Jesse Willis. ~Photo Laurie Hindman
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The Prairie Doc: Sleep Apnea The word apnea actually means By Richard P. Holm MD “no breath” or “breathless.” Less There is an old German folk tale than one percent of patients with about Ondine, a beautiful young sleep apnea is due to weakness of water nymph who fell in love with the brain-controlled autonomic a handsome mortal. Her lover drive to breath, called central promised, “My every waking apnea; 85 percent is due to floppybreath is a testimony of my love,” fatty airways that obstruct breathand yet later Ondine discovered ing, called obstructive apnea; and the mortal to be unfaithful. Her fathe rest is due to a combination of ther, the nymph king, then placed central and obstructive causes, a curse on the fickle lover making called complex apnea. his breathing a conscious and not Whichever the type, sleep apnea automatic process. Thus, if the can be a dangerous, even deadly mortal should fall asleep, he condition, resulting in excessive would forget to breath. Eventually daytime sleepiness, depression, Ondine’s cursed lover succumbed anger and irritability, memory to complete exhaustion, fell loss, and even strokes. What’s asleep, and died. more, prolonged low-oxygen The name “Ondine’s Curse” was causes increased risk for high first used in 1962 to describe three blood pressure, congestive heart brain surgery patients who died failure, heart attack, and sudden resulting from the loss of the autodeath. nomic drive to breath during Clues for this serious condition sleep. The name subsequently include high blood pressure, morncame to be used to describe a rare ing headaches, sudden awakening congenital syndrome in babies with shortness of breath, observed with a similar inadequate breathspells of breathing cessation, espeing drive. More recently experts cially in people who are obese, advise the name Ondine’s Curse loud snorers, smokers, or sedated be dropped since the word “curse” by alcohol or sleeping meds. Then implies wrongdoing and guilt to again sometimes there is little the parents of these unfortunate warning and sleep apnea is a babies. silent killer. If you or your spouse I think this story better relates could have sleep apnea, see your to the broad category of conditions doctor. You wouldn’t want to have called sleep apnea, which involves Ondine’s curse. troubled breathing while asleep. Dr. Rick Holm wrote this editorial for “On Call®,” a weekly program where medical professionals discuss health concerns for the general public. “On Call®” is produced by the Healing Words Foundation in association with the South Dakota State University Journalism Department. “On Call®” airs Thursdays on South Dakota Public Broadcasting-Television at 7 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. Mountain. Visit us at OnCallTelevision.com.
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The Looking Glass of Time
80 years ago… The reduction in teacher’s salaries for the coming year here in Wall proves to be less than one percent instead of five as originally planned. The salaries for the past year and the tentative schedule for the coming year are as follows: 1931-32 1932-33 Supt. $2400.00 $2280.00 Prin. 2200.00 2100.00 H. Ec. 1440.00 1350.00 Eng. T 1350.00 1350.00 7&8 990.00 1300.00 4, 5 & 6 990.00 945.00 1, 2 & 3 990.00 945.00 TOTALS $10,360.00 $10,270.00 This shows a reduction of $90 which is about eight-tenths of one percent less than last year. And this same reduced salary schedule is $435 more than paid the year before 1930-31. The freeze of the past week did some damage to both grain and gardens, tomato plants and beans were the principal loss in the gardens. The closing ceremonies of the 1931-32 school year took place with the Commencement Exercises, Friday evening, where twelve seniors and five eighth graders received their diplomas. High School graduates were Alvin Schone, Alice Ramey, Edward Johnston, Duane Martinson, Russell LeCocq, Lila Dixon, Caroline Hall, Charles Douglas, Loyal Gorseth, Anna Kraft, Helen Coleman and Emil Muller. Those who received eighth grade diplomas were Gordon Franklin, Lenore Johnson, Helen Lurz, Donald Schone, and Mary Jane Schone. 70 years ago… A month’s coyote kill by Wayne Percy, who was champion coyote hunter in Pennington County last year, numbered 53 pups and an old one. He brought the skins of the animals into the county auditor’s office Friday to make bounty claims. He said he had killed all the animals the past month, and that he got the pups by locating dens and killing them there. He claimed bounty on 44 coyotes last year. Petitions were circulated Friday for Hobe Kitterman, Wm. Clark and Harvey Stone for members of the Wall School Board to fill the three offices which would be vacant June 30. Mrs. Alice Mills petition for treasurer was also circulated. Since no other petitions were filed, there will be no school election. Harvey Stone’s petition was circulated in place of R. F. Bruce who did not wish to again serve as a member. Since Bruce was a holdover member, Stone will hold office for a two year period. Hobe Kitterman was appointed to fill the vacancy brought about by the resignation of G. W. Mill’s. He and Clark will be now declared elected for three year terms. The stiff wind about 7:30 Monday evening caused slight damage to buildings on the Johnnie Bielmaier and Tony Ogerlie farms. Sixteen steel grain storage bins with a total capacity of between 35,000 to 40,000 bushels have been assigned for Wall. There were twenty-four of these bins assigned for Pennington County and would all have been erected in Rapid City, had not E. C. Smoot influenced the commission to place the bins in the grain areas. The bins are expected this weekend and will be erected on resettlement property east of Pete Mueller’s. Grain that is now stored on the farm under seal will be transfered to these emergency storage places, thus giving the wheat raisers a place to store their coming crop. 60 years ago… County Commissioner Martin Ellingson has reported that the heavy rain in the Hills last week washed out twenty county bridges. Some, he stated, were just the approaches. All available county man power and machinery, he added, are at work in the Hills making temporary bridges in order to get the roads open. Ellingson, along with the other Commissioners, was making an inspection tour of these roads the first of the week. The Wall-Quinn ball team, under the management of Kenneth Renner, took their opening game out of the fire in the last of the ninth to win from Philip on the Wall diamond, Sunday, 5 to 4. BIRTH: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Patterson, a boy, May 26, at Rapid City. The Wall-Quinn ball team won their second game of the season in a ten inning contest at Interior, Sunday, 6 to 2. Coming toward Wall following the dance at Quinn, Neil Krampe with a car load of young folks swung too wide around the curve at the bottom of the hill east of town, lost control of this car which cut across the highway and rolled. Donald Krebs received a back injury and Norma Sorensen suffered cuts and bruises. The wrecked car, a 1951 Nash belonging to his parents Mr. and Mrs. Herb Krampe, was taken to the K & K Implement lot. According to Mrs. Charles Bruce, clerk of the Wasta Board of Education, the following nominating petitions of the school board have been filed: Earl Ferguson and Mrs. Helen Henderson, for three year terms; Clifford Sieh for a two year term; and George Gunn for a one year term left vacant when Warren Paulsen moved out of town. 50 years ago… Fifteen members of the Youth Confirmation Class became members of the Wall Methodist Church at the regular service. The names of the young folks are Barth Crouch, Doyle Estes, Douglas Flatt, Rosetta Graf, Wanita Hildebrandt, Kay Horton, Boyce and Ronda Kennedy, Norman Lynn Klingbile, Barry Meyers, Diane Paulsen, Gary Sebade, David Soma, Vicky Vickers and Cleo Williams. The weather station at Rapid City has announced that Rapid City has had a record amount of rainfall over a two week period with a rain guage total of over eight inches. It’s not official here at Wall, but reports from various sources show amounts ranging from six to nine inches. All of these rains have been of the soaking nature. Perhaps the heaviest rain of the series came Monday evening when nearly an inch fell in an hour and half period. This heavy shower flooded street corners and low places. The following students graduated from Wall High School on Tuesday evening: Barbara Eisenbraun, Donald Kjerstad, Joan Sieler, Harold Foell, Goldie Geigle, Jim Babcock, Sandra Sether, Allen Foster, David Fauske, Margy White, Bill Hamann, Donna Helms, Bob Johnson, Virginia Burmeister, Edmond Eisenbraun, Linda Sieh, Iola Eisenbraun, Irma Harnisch, George Krebs, Karl DeLand, Gary Huddleston, Dennis Walsh, Ray Ghering, Rita Pierce, Doug Estes, Laura Denke, Donald Mihills, Mary Jane Brennen, Jerald Eisenbraun, Donna Mason, Larry Eisenbraun, Norman Geigle, Danny Dartt, Merlin Crown, Marilyn Knapp, and Lyle Carmichael. BIRTH: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Renner, May 20, a daughter, Tracy Lynn. Miss Lenora J. Bloom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Bloom of Quinn, became the bride of Larry Ruland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ruland of Pinedale, Wyoming, in a double ring ceremony, Saturday in the St. Patrick church of Quinn, with the Reverend E. P. Baalfe officiating. A pretty, June wedding took place at St. John’s Church in New Underwood, Sunday afternoon, June 3, when Zetta Keffeler of Rapid City, became the bride of Joseph Bielmaier of Wall. 40 years ago… A three-car smash-up occurred at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Glenn Street, not in Chicago, but in Wall. This is the corner of the old highway and the Badlands road. Quinn O’Connell driving north, stopped at the stop sign, and witnessed the two cars colliding and sliding in to his car. Quinn says his car suffered $125 damage for just observing traffic laws. Cathy Olic, driving eastward, collided with John Lynch’s car that was coming from the north. These cars were extensively damaged, but no personal injuries. Rain, rain and more rain made for three days of muddy Rodeoing at Wall this weekend for the Regional High School Rodeo. The bucking stock, furnished by John Holloway, were fresh from a winters rest and sent the High School lads into the mud generally well before the eight second whistle. A number of contestants were either stepped on or kicked. Wade Berry received the most serious injury. While he was steer wrestling, the steer cut back toppling him and his horse. The house started to get back on its feet, slipped and fell on Wade again. He suffered a broken arm up near the shoulder socket. He will be in traction for three weeks in Rapid City. Trudy Cox of New Underwood, was named Rodeo Queen. Coy Fisher of Kyle was named All Around Cowboy and Kim Risse of Bennett County won all Around Cowgirl. Wall High School easily won the most points in the Regional Rodeo. 30 years ago… Ross Renner and Mark Wernke, Wall, were on the Dean’s List for spring semester at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology as announced by Dr. Howard Peterson, dean of students. Although Maria “Pili” Eisenbraun of Creighton said that she’ll never get a grade for the test she took last fall, last week she received a letter assuring her a passing mark of sorts. Pili who grew up in Madrid, Spain, is now officially an American citizen. Pili, wife of David Eisenbraun and mother of four children, celebrated her ten year anniversary of living in America on May 30,. But even though she lived in America she was not a full-fledge citizen until last week. To apply for citizenship, a person like Pili must live in America at least five years. Elizabeth Sautter and Randall Hamburg were married May 20 at the Church of Saint Patrick in Wall. Parents of the couple are Mrs. Arleen Browen of Sioux Falls, Melvin Hamburg (deceased), and Mr. and Mrs. Thor Sautter of Wall. 20 years ago… Tyler Keyser, Wall, SD, son of Kirby Keyser, Wall, was among the graduates from the Mitchell Vocational Technical Institute for the 1991-92 school year. The ceremony was held on May 21, 1992 at the Mitchell Corn Palace. Tyler graduated from the Power Line Construction and Maintenance program. The following are the tracksters from Wall High School that will participate in the State Track Meet at Brandon Valley, on Friday, May 20 and at Sioux Falls on Saturday, May 30: Kris Kitterman, Greg Schroeder, Mark Fauske, Pat Smith, Matthew Brucklacher, Ryan Patterson, Rhonda McDonnell, Leslie Deutscher, Shelly Greiner and Jenny Lytle. Wall Volunteer Fire Department Fire Log: Saturday, May 30: at 4:10 p.m., the Wall Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire near Exit 109 on Interstate 90. A 1970 Oldsmobile, driven by Francis Emery, Sioux Falls, had caught on fire and was burning. The cause of the fire was thought to be that of oil leaking on the manifold. Besides the driver, there were two other passengers. There were no injuries reported. Monday, June 1, 1992: the Wall Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call near the Auto Livery Station on Exit 110. A 1984 red Chevrolet pickup, driven and owned by Shaun Nielsen, Rapid City, caught on fire. The cause of the fire is believed to have been caused by a rear wheel bearing that went out and caught the tire on fire. There were no injuries reported. 10 years ago… BIRTH: Born April 13, 2002 to Bruce and Lynn Dunker of Wall, a daughter Alexa Lynn. Little Alexa weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. and joins big sister Sidney at home. Proud grandparents are Don and Bobette Schofield, Milesville, and Peter and Betty Dunker of Wall. Greatgrandparents are Mary E. Schofield, Ottumwa, Helen Dunker, Philip, and Frances Murphy, Mora, MN. COLLEGE NOTES: Briana Ann Smith graduated from Augustana College on Sunday, May 26, 2002, at the Sioux Falls Arena with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Business Administration. Western Dakota Technical Institute recently announced the 2002 graduates with an Associate of Applied Science Degree: Kimberly F. Perry, Darin W. Naescher, Michael A. Schroeder, Kyle D. Volmer, Eric L. McMillan and Gary B. Naescher, all of Wall.
Discover What Brings Others Happiness
My personal belief is that true happiness is found in serving and giving to another human being. This quote from Og Mandino confirms my personal belief. (Please pay special attention to the third sentence.) "Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself." -Og Mandino I aspire to live my life in such a way that I am always aware of what brings other people happiness. For example, I know what makes my wife happy is to have me really take time to listen to her when she is trying to share her thoughts or opinions on a subject that is important to her. I know what makes my daughter happy is to just spend a little Dad and daughter time watching a movie or shooting hoops together. Now I may have other ideas of what I would like to do, but as much as possible I want to let my desire to bring happiness to my wife and daughter override my decision to do what I want to do. In essence, I make a decision to give of myself in order to bring happiness to them. Living this way obviously works at work just as well as at home when you take the time to discover what brings happiness to your employer or fellow employees. When we think in terms of the interests of others, and do what we can to meet those needs rather than only thinking of our own needs, it will ultimately result in a win-win for everyone concerned. Not to mention, this attitude can greatly impact productivity, morale and ultimately increase profitability in the workplace. My encouragement for you today: Discover what brings happiness to those you connect with daily; then be willing to give of yourself by reaching out, sharing, smiling, listening, encouraging-in whatever ways you can to meet someone else's need.
AUTOMATIC INvESTING CAN PAY OFF FOR YOU Richard Wahlstrom www.edwardjones.com To achieve investment success, you don’t have to start out with a huge sum or “get lucky” by picking “hot” stocks. In fact, very few people actually travel those two routes. But in working toward your investment goals, you need to be persistent — and one of the best ways to demonstrate that persistence is to invest automatically. How do you become an “automatic” investor? You simply need to have your bank automatically move money each month from a checking or savings account into the investments of your choice. When you’re first starting out in the working world, you may not be able to afford much, but any amount — even if it’s just $50 or $100 a month — will be valuable. Then, as your career progresses and your income rises, you can gradually increase your monthly contributions. By becoming an automatic investor, you can gain some key benefits, including these: •Discipline — Many people think about investing but decide to wait until they have “a little extra cash.” Before they realize it, they’ve used the money for other purposes. When you invest automatically, you’re essentially taking a spending decision “out of your hands.” And as you see your accounts grow over time, your investment discipline will be self-reinforcing. •Long-term focus — There’s never any shortage of events — political crises, economic downturns, natural disasters — that cause investors to take a “timeout” from investing. Yet if you head to the investment sidelines, even for a short while, you might miss out on some good opportunities. By investing automatically each month, you’ll maintain a long-term focus. •Potential for reduced investment costs — If you invest the same amount of money each month into the same investments, you’ll automatically be a “smart shopper.” When prices drop, your monthly investment will buy more shares, and when prices rise, you’ll buy fewer shares — just as you’d probably buy less of anything when prices are high. Over time, this type of systematic investment typically results in lower costs per share. Furthermore, when you invest systematically, you’re less likely to constantly buy and sell investments in an effort to boost your returns. This type of frequent trading is often ineffective — and it can raise your overall investment costs with potential fees, commissions and taxes. (Keep in mind, though, that systematic investing does not guarantee a profit or protect against loss. Also, you’ll need the financial resources available to keep investing through up and down markets.) Clearly, automatic investing offers some major advantages to you as you seek to build wealth. Of course, if you’re contributing to a 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan, you’re already automatically investing because money is taken out of your paycheck at regular intervals to go toward the investments you’ve chosen in your plan. But by employing automatic investing techniques to other vehicles, such as an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), you can continue your progress toward your long-term goals, including retirement. So, do what it takes to become an automatic investor. It’s easy, it’s smart — and it can help you work toward the type of future you’ve envisioned.
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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. 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. SEEKING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for the United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton. For information and application go to www.yanktonunitedway. org. 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) 6915705. ADVERTISE YOUR DRIVER jobs in 130 S.D. newspapers for only $150. Your 25-word classified ad will reach more than 700,000 readers. Call Cherie Jensen at the S.D. Newspaper Association, 1-800-658-3697 or your local newspaper for more information. VEHICLES FOR SALE Enter to win $4,000 in gasoline! Take our survey at www.paper.net and tell us about your media usage and shopping plans. Your input will help this paper help local businesses. 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. BACKHOE AND TRENCHING: Peters Excavation, Inc. Excavation work of all types. Call Brent Peters, 837-2945 or 381-5568 (cell). K3-tfn GRAVEL: Screened or rock. Call O'Connell Construction Inc., 859-2020, Philip. P51-tfn 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 837-2690. Craig cell: 390-8087, Sauntee cell: 390-8604; wrex@gwtc.net K50-tfn FULL OR PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPER POSITIONS: College or high school students or anyone desiring full or part-time housekeeping positions. No experience needed, we will train. Apply at Budget Host Sundowner and America’s Best Value Inn, Kadoka. Call 837-2188 or 837K26-tfn 2296. POSITION OPEN: The Kadoka Area School District is seeking applications for an elementary teacher position. Applications can be found on the Kadoka Area School District website. Applications must include cover letter, resume, and references, and submitted either electronically to Jamie.Hermann@k12. sd.us or mail to Kadoka Area School District, Attn: Jamie Hermann, 800 Bayberry St., PO Box 99, Kadoka, SD 57543. Kadoka Area School District is an EOE. K25-2tc WANTED: DEPENDABLE PERSON for full-time farm/ranch work in Murdo, SD, area. Machinery and livestock knowledge required. Housing and other benefits provided. References required. Call 669-2903, evenings. P25-2tc GREAT SUMMER JOB! Sales experience preferred but will train. Salary plus commission. Possibility of up to $12.00 per hour wage. Housing is supplied in Wall. You will make great wages, meet lots of people and have fun. Position available May 1, 2012. Apply at GoldDiggers on Mt. Rushmore Road in Rapid City or call factory at 348-8108 or fax resumé to 348-1524. P14-tfn
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WANTED: Old comic books that originally sold for 10-12¢ each when new. Good cash buyer. Tim, 303/517-9875 (Colorado). PR41-2tp WANTED! Young family looking for place to rent out of town (Wasta or Wall area). Call 605/ 210-1805 or 307-756-2897. PW24-4tp LOOKING TO RENT: 3 (or more) bedroom house to rent or rentto-own in Kadoka/Philip area. Contact Chris Riggins, 719/3387775, day or night. K23-4tp WANTED: Looking for used oil. Taking any type and weight. Call Mike at 685-3068. P42-tfn
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONALS Needed For Custom Modular Home Builder to Sell and Build in Your Area using Our System. Call Lonnie for details: 1-800759-2782. NEED MONEY TO PAY off bills or just for summer fun?? Sell Avon! Work from home. Earn 40% on your first 4 orders. 1-877-4549658. CONTRACT SALESPERSONS sell aerial photography of farms, commission basis, $7,000$10,000/ month. Proven product and earnings, Travel required. More info at msphotosd.com or call 605-882-3566. EDUCATION MEDICAL OFFICE TRAINEES NEEDED! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant at SC Training! No experience needed! Job placement after online training! HS diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! 1-888-926-7884. EMPLOYMENT SEEKING BUSINESS MANAGER for McLaughlin School Disctrict #15-2. Send resume and application (available at www.mclaughlin.k12.sd.us) to Keith McVay, PO Box 880, McLaughlin, SD 57642. 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. CUSTER REGIONAL SENIOR CARE, Custer Regional Hospital and Custer Clinic are accepting applications for dedicated, caring staff to join our team. We have full and part time RN, LPN and Aide 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. CITY ADMINISTRATOR - Harrisburg, SD: BA Degree required; Salary up to $80,000.00 - Job Description available at www.harrisburgsd.gov. Submit resume to contact@harrisburgsd.gov . Deadline to apply is 06/22/12. THE ASSOCIATED SCHOOL BOARDS of South Dakota is seeking an energetic, talented individual to serve as the Director of Communications. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Experience working with school boards, media contacts, publishing and webpages are preferred. Closing date June 15, 2012. Application info is available at www.asbsd.org/jobs. 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 605925-7127. Position open until filled. EXPERIENCED CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION Field Supervisor needed. Based out of Dell Rapids, SD. Excellent pay and benefits. Call Buskerud Construction at 605-428-5483. Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.
FOR SALE: (5) Registered Red Angus yearling bulls, good growth and highly bred for maternal traits. They have very good dispositions and have not been fed hard. Also, have (1) Angus-Simm composite bull. He’s extra long and very high milk. All have been semen tested and had their breeding shots. Please call evenings: 544-3203. PR42-1tp FOR SALE: Young pullets, $8 now; $10 in September. Call 859-2129 or 484-5411. PR41-2tp WANTED: Hay to put up on shares in the Wall-Philip area. Call 441-0284, please leave a message. P24-4tp
FOR SALE: Well-kept family home on quiet street in Philip. Three bedrooms, 2 bath ranch style home with finished basement, stainless steel appliances and a two-car attached garage, located at 609 Sunshine Dr. For more information contact Monte Palecek at 859-2655. PR40-4tc HOUSE FOR SALE, LOCATED AT 607 SUNSHINE DRIVE, PHILIP: 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2100 sq. ft. home on a large lot located on a quiet cul-de-sac. Has attached 2-car garage, storage shed, large deck and an underground sprinkler system which operates off a private well. Contact Bob Fugate, Philip, at 859-2403 (home) or 515-1946 (cell). P24-tfn
MULTI-FAMILY RUMMAGE SALE: Saturday, June 9, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Interior, SD. Galen & Linda Livermont Home – Recliner, chair, small freezer, dining room table w/6 chairs; desk, toddler bed; book shelves; daybed with mattress; exercise bike; radio with speakers; baby clothes through size 4T; lots of misc. household items and clothing. Ansel & Teresa Wood enknife Home - Air conditioners; tools, misc. clothes and household items. Roger & Deb Myers Home - Pillows; kerosene heater; folding tables; antiques; fishing equipment; gas grill, water cooler, tools; & craft items. Barbara & Larry Manley Home - Lots of misc. clothes and household items. Rummage sale locations will be marked. Contact Linda at 433-5323 or Teresa at 433-5314 for further information. P26-1tp
NEED A WEEKEND BABYSITTER? Call Charity at 993-3026 (home) or 307/756-2897 (cell). Located in Wasta. PW24-4tp
HOUSE FOR RENT: Two bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths, 204 Philip Ave., Philip. $600/month. 303/ PR40-2tp 912-3898. TWO BEDROOM APARTMENTS FOR RENT IN WALL: Contact Christianson Properties, 605/858-2195. PW24-6tc APARTMENTS: Spacious one bedroom units, all utilities included. Young or old. Need rental assistance or not, we can house you. Just call 1-800-4816904 or stop in the lobby and pick up an application. Gateway Apartments, Kadoka. WP32-tfn
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ROUGH COUNTRY SPRAYING: in controlling Specializing Canada thistle on rangeland. ATV application. ALSO: prairie dogs. Call Bill at 669-2298. PR41-23tp HILDEBRAND STEEL & CONCRETE: ALL types of concrete work. Rich, Colleen and Haven Hildebrand. Toll-free: 1-877867-4185; Office: 837-2621; Rich, cell: 431-2226; Haven, cell: 490-2926; Jerry, cell: 488-0291. K36-tfn TETON RIVER TRENCHING: For all your rural water hookups, waterline and tank installation and any kind of backhoe work, call Jon Jones, 843-2888, Midland. PR20-52tp
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HELP WANTED: Elevator hand to work with the Dakota Mill & Grain team in the Midland area. Competitive pay with benefits, E.O.E. Stop by your local DM&G to pick up an application or call Jack at 381-0031. WP42-2tc HELP WANTED: Applicator to work with the Dakota Mill & Grain team in the Murdo area. Competitive pay with benefits, E.O.E. Stop by your local DM&G to pick up an application or call Jack at 381-0031. WP42-2tc HELP WANTED: Construction foreman, carpenters and laborers in the Faith, Philip, Sturgis and Cheyenne River areas. Wage depending on experience. Troy Schultes, 985-5055. PR39-tfn
FOR SALE - OR MAKE AN OFFER: AB Lounger 2, like new condtion with all instructions & CD. LIFE STYLE 8 mph treadmill, works great! KING size waterbed w/heater, sturdy base & frame. QUEEN size bed frame with box spring & mattress set. TV - 27” picture tube style, great working order - FREE!!!! QUEEN size futon - excellent condition other than needing one backboard replaced. Call Jan Hewitt, 859-2559 (office) OR 685-5904 (cell) after hours. PR42-3tc FOR SALE: Several nice, clean queen mattress sets. Del’s Second Hand & Gifts, Exit 63 Box Elder, 390-9810. PR41-4tc FOR SALE: Rope horse halters with 10’ lead rope, $15 each. Call 685-3317 or 837-2917. K44-tfn
FOR SALE: 1973 5th wheel Winnebago travel trailer, great condition, sleeps four, reasonably priced. Vern or Bea Fortune, 279-2222. PR42-3tc SKIING & FISHING BOAT FOR SALE in Wall. Excellent condition. Call 279-2643. WP41-2tc FOR SALE: (2) Honda ATV 4wheelers: 2004 500 Rubicon, automatic; 2008 500 Foreman, electric shift. Both in excellent condition. Call 669-2381 or 3818359. PR39-3tp
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MINUTES MAY 22, 2012 A special meeting of the Pennington County Board of Commissioners was held on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in the Commissioners' meeting room of the Pennington County Courthouse. Chairperson Lyndell Petersen called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. with the following Commissioners present: Ron Buskerud, Ken Davis, Don Holloway and Nancy Trautman. REVIEW AND APPROVE AGENDA MOVED by Trautman and seconded by Buskerud to approve the agenda as presented. Vote: Unanimous. 2013 PROVISIONAL BUDGET PRESENTATION - AUDITOR JULIE PEARSON 2013 BUDGET DISCUSSION AND ACTION MOVED by Davis and seconded by Buskerud to use the 2.1% CPI holdover from the 2012 budget, not use the 3% CPI for 2013 and include the new growth dollars in calculating the 2013 budget. Roll call vote: Davis – yes, Buskerud – yes, Holloway – yes, Trautman – yes, Petersen – yes. The motion passed on a unanimous vote. ADJOURN MOVED by Buskerud and seconded by Trautman to adjourn the meeting. Vote: Unanimous. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:10 a.m. Julie A. Pearson, Auditor Published June 7, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $13.16.
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S54º50’56”W to a point a distance of 158.02’ to a point, thence S 0º11’03”E a distance of 1131.51’ to a point, thence S89º50’09”W a distance of 494.00’ to the southwest corner of Section 19 consisting of a Banner Cap, thence N0º11’03”W a distance of 1746.27’ to the Point of Beginning. Said parcel containing 24.039 acres more or less, located in Section 19, T1N, R8E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota, 615 E. Catron Boulevard, in accordance with Section 508 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance. RMS Lode, Matt Keck, has applied for a Rezone to rezone 5.136 acres from Limited Agriculture to Highway Service located on the following metes and bounds description: Beginning at the northwest corner of Lot 1 of Stenson Subdivision as shown on Plat Document A201114185; thence S 0°05’04” W, 209.47’; thence S 31°40’12” W, 201.90’; thence S 58°09’38” E, 123.93’; thence S 0°08’16” W, 241.70’; thence along a curve having a length of 234.44’, a radius of 1,357.39’, a chord bearing of S 46°33’43” W, and a chord length of 234.15’; thence S 63°54’04” W, 155.44’; thence S 56°00’50” W, 113.92’; thence N 2°06’21” E, 339.30’; thence N 27°58’10” E, 618.30’, thence N 0°08’20” E, 313.97’; thence S 18°20’56” E, 202.67’; thence S 56°47’19” E, 46.22’ to the Point of Beginning, located in Section 21, T1S, R5E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota, 12654 Stenson Meadow Road, in accordance with Section 508 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance. Notice is further given that said applications will be heard by the Pennington County Planning and Zoning Commission in the County Courthouse at 9:00 a.m. on the 25th day of June 2012. At this time, any person interested may appear and show cause, if there be any, why such requests should or should not be granted. ADA Compliance: Pennington County fully subscribes to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you desire to attend this public meeting and are in need of special accommodations, please notify the Planning Department so that appropriate auxiliary aids and services are available. Dan Jennissen Planning Director Published June 7, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $35.58.
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SW1/4 OF SECTION 3, ALL OF SECTIONS 4-10, SW1/4 OF SECTION 11 AND ALL OF SECTIONS 14-36 OF T3SR16E, ALL OF SECTIONS 25-26, NE1/4, S1/2 OF SECTION 27, S1/2 OF SECTION 28 AND ALL OF SECTIONS 29-36 OF T3S-R17E; ALL THAT PART LOCATED IN PENNINGTON COUNTY IN T4S-R14E, T4S-R15E, T4S-R16E AND T4S-R17E.BHM Pennington County, SD. Voters with disabilities may contact the Pennington County Auditor for information and special assistance in absentee voting or polling place accessibility. Julie A. Pearson, Auditor Pennington County Published May 31 & June 7, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $35.78.
Upcoming South Dakota State Park programs provide family recreation and education
Educational and recreational programming in South Dakota’s state parks is increasing as the summer season begins. On June 9, several parks will offer programs allowing visitors to join guided hikes, fish, or just enjoy a day of family fun. Among those activities: •Look what I hooked, Chief White Crane Recreation Area near Yankton, 10 a.m. CDT. Designed especially for younger visitors, enjoy games and crafts while learning basics about fish and fishing. Info: 605-668-2985 •Talking in the trees, Richmond Lake Recreation Area near Aberdeen, 10 a.m. CDT. Join a short hike along the Richmond Lake hiking trail. Learn about what trees add to our environment, view different types of trees, and take part in a tree craft. Info: 605626-3488 •For the birds, Roy Lake State Park near Lake City, 10 a.m. CDT. Learn about common birds to the area and how to attract them into your yard. Participants will make a pine cone bird feeder to take home. Info: 605-448-5701 •Kids’ fishing derby, Oakwood Lakes State Park near Bruce, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT. Kids ages 4-15 can participate in this annual fishing derby. Register at 10 a.m. at the Welcome Center. Bring a pole; bait is provided. Prizes awarded to all participants. Info: 605-627-5441 •Luce Pioneer Day, Lake Herman State Park near Madison, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT. This family event features lots of hands-on activities celebrating the spirit of the pioneers. Pioneer toys, food, handson activities and a Dutch oven demonstration. Info: 605-256-5003 •Senses hike, Newton Hills State Park near Canton, 11 a.m. CDT. Are you ready to explore nature? If so, join this hike and experience nature through all of your senses. This program qualifies for the Junior Naturalist Program. Info: 605-987-2263 •Fishing basics, Chief White Crane Recreation Area near Yankton, 1 p.m. CDT. Learn the basics of fishing on quiet Lake Yankton. Bring your gear, and bait will be provided. Some fishing poles will be available, and parents should accompany children. Info: 605-6682985 •Family fun pioneer day and corn husk dolls, Lake Thompson Recreation Area near LakePreston, 2-6 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn pioneer games and crafts, make butter and design a unique corn husk doll. Info: 605847-4893 There is no cost to participate in any of the programs, although a park entrance license is required. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather and use sunscreen and insect repellant. For more information on activitiesin the South Dakota state parks, visit www.gfp.sd.gov , contact the individual park office, or call 605-773-3391.
BEFORE THE PENNINGTON COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION Notice is hereby given that the following petitioners have applied to the Pennington County Planning and Zoning Commission under the provisions of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance as follows: Orvil Davis, Lazy P6 Land Company; Centerline – Agent, has applied for a Rezone to rezone 35.88 acres from Highway Service and General Agriculture to General Commercial District and to amend the Pennington County Comprehensive Plan to change the Future Land Use from Highway Service and Low Density Residential to General Commercial located on Unit II, Southgate Condos Phase II, Section 24, T1N, R7E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota, 315 Catron Boulevard, in accordance with Section 508 of the Pennington County Zoning Ordinance. Orvil Davis, Lazy P6 Land Company; Centerline – Agent, has applied for a Rezone to rezone 24.039 acres from Light Industrial to General Commercial District and to amend the Pennington County Comprehensive Plan to change the Future Land Use from Light Industrial to General Commercial located on the following metes and bounds description: Commencing from the West 1/4 Corner of Section 19, T1N, R8E, B.H.M. thence S 0º11’03”E a distance of 900’ to the Point of Beginning. Thence S89º58’20”E a distance of 957.14’ to a point, thence S16º08’20”W a distance of 98.80’ to the PC of a right-hand curve with a central angle of 38º42’34”, a radius of 791.22’ and a length of 534.56’, thence
FOR VOTER REGISTRATION FOR THE EASTERN PENNINGTON COUNTY AMBULANCE DISTRICT ORGANIZATION ELECTION Voter registration for the “Question on the formation of the Eastern Pennington County Ambulance District” Election to be held on July 10, 2012, will close on June 25, 2012. Failure to register by this date will cause forfeiture of voting rights for this election. If you are in doubt about whether you are registered check the Voter Information Portal at www.sdsos.gov or call the Pennington County Auditor’s Office at 605-394-2153. Registration may be completed during regular business hours at the Pennington County Auditor’s Office, municipal finance office, Secretary of State’s office and those locations which provide driver’s licenses, SNAP, TANF, WIC, military recruitment, and assistance to the disabled as provided by the Department of Human Services. You may contact the Pennington County Auditor’s Office to request a mail-in registration form or access a mailin format at www.votepennco.com. Voters with disabilities may contact the Pennington County Auditor for information and special assistance in voter registration, absentee voting or polling place accessibility. Julie A. Pearson, Auditor Pennington County Published June 7 & 14, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $27.30.
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING UNAPPROVED MINUTES MAY 31, 2012 The Board of Education of the Wall School District #51-5 met in special session on Thursday, May 31, 2012, in the Library of Wall School. Members present: Chairperson Eisenbraun, Vice-Chairperson Johnson, Members Anderson, Williams, Bielmaier, and Trask. Also attending were Business Manager Mohr, Elementary Principal Sykora, and Laurie Hindman. Chairperson Eisenbraun called the meeting to order at 7:34 a.m. All action taken in the following minutes carried by unanimous vote unless otherwise stated. Business Manager Mohr took a roll call of the board members. Member Cordes was absent. 4681. Johnson moved to approve the agenda. Seconded by Anderson. Motion carried. 4682. Trask moved to approve a check to Kristopher Kitterman for an initial payment on the Power House project in the amount of $6,690.00. Seconded by Bielmaier. Motion carried. With no further business brought to the board, Chairperson Johnson declared the meeting adjourned at 7:36 a.m. Respectfully submitted by Niki Mohr, Business Manager ______________ Scot Eisenbraun, Chairperson ________________ Niki A. Mohr, Business Manager Published June 7, 2012, at the total approximate cost of $17.54.
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ON LICENSE APPLICATIONS FOR SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE The Board of County Commissioners of Pennington County, South Dakota on Thursday, June 19, 2012 at their meeting that commences at 9:00 A.M., in the County Commissioners’ Meeting Room in the Pennington County Courthouse at Rapid City, South Dakota, will consider the following malt beverage license applications to operate outside of municipalities: NEW RETAIL (ON-OFF-SALE) MALT BEVERAGE HALF MILE INC., (BLACKHILLS SPEEDWAY), Cross Country Real Estate, 2467 Jolly Lane, Rapid City, SD 57703, Lot G of Racetrack Subdivision S1/2 SW1/4 NW1/4 Less Lots A, B and C, all in the S1/2 SW1/4 NW1/4 and that part of the NW ¼ SW1/4 lying North of Highway 44 in Section 10, T1N, R8E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota. TATANKA TRADING POST, Kim Sealine, 20 1st Ave East, Scenic, SD 57780, 35 13E, Sec 15, Scenic Township, #7, Scenic Blk 6 Lot 11 – 12 , Pennington County, South Dakota. RENEWAL OF RETAIL (ON-OFF SALE) MALT BEVERAGE LICENSE BLACK HILLS SPEEDWAY, Lieben Promotions LLC., 2467 Jolly Lane, Rapid City, SD 57703, Lot G of Racetrack Subdivision S1/2 SW1/4 NW1/4 Less Lots A, B and C, all in the S1/2 SW1/4 NW1/4 and that part of the NW ¼ SW1/4 lying North of Highway 44 in Section 10, T1N, R8E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota. BEAR COUNTRY, Bear Country USA, 13820 S. Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57701, 1S 07 E, Section 08, S1/2, NE ¼, S1/2, NE1/4 and Part NE ¼, SE1/4 North of Highway, Pennington County, South Dakota. CROOKED CREEK RESORT, Crooked Creek Resort Inc, 24184 S Hwy 385, Hill City, SD 57745, Lot 1 of Tract C Less Lot H-1 Section 1, of Winnie Placer M.S. No 835, T2S, R4E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota. Half Mile Inc., (BLACKHILLS SPEEDWAY), Cross Country Real Estate, 2467 Jolly Lane, Rapid City, SD 57703, Lot G of Racetrack Subdivision S1/2 SW1/4 NW1/4 Less Lots A, B and C, all in the S1/2 SW1/4 NW1/4 and that part of the NW ¼ SW1/4 lying North of Highway 44 in Section 10, T1N, R8E, BHM, Pennington County, South Dakota. RENEWAL RETAIL (ON-OFF-SALE) MALT BEVERAGE & SD FARM WINE LICENSE MYSTERY MOUNTAIN RESORT, Black Hills Resort Inc., 13752 S Hwy 16, Rapid City, SD 57702, NW1/2 SE1/4 Less Wooded Acres Subdivision & R.O.W. Section 8, T1S, R7E, Pennington County,
FOR THE PROPOSED SCENIC CONATA BASIN AMBULANCE DISTRICT A meeting and election will be held on June 12, 2012 at 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. to determine if the proposed Scenic Conata Basin Ambulance District shall be formed. If the district is formed by this election, nomination and election of a 5 member Board of Trustees will take place at the meeting immediately following the election and results of said election are in favor of formation. Residents within the proposed district who are also registered voters within the district are eligible to vote in this election. The meeting and election will begin at 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and continue until all present have voted. The meeting and election will be held at the Scenic Community Center, Scenic, SD. The area to be included in the proposed district for tax year 2012 is: S1/2 OF SECTION 31, SW1/4 OF SECTION 32 LOCATED IN T2S-R16E; S1/2 OF SECTION 21, SW1/4 , W1/2SE1/4 OF SECTION 22, W1/2, W1/2E1/2 OF SECTION 27, ALL OF SECTION 28, S1/2 OF SECTION 31, ALL OF SECTIONS 32-36 LOCATED IN T3S-R14E; ALL SECTIONS 1 & 2, N1/2, NE1/4SW1/4, SE1/4 LOCATED IN SECTION 11, ALL OF SECTIONS 12 & 13; SE1/4NW1/4, NE1/4, S1/2 IN SECTION 14, ALL OF SECTIONS 21-36 LOCATED IN T3S-R15E;
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with Dr. James Dobson
Dr. Dobson Answers your Questions
QUESTION: I just lost my job, and without my income I can't see how my spouse and I are going to make ends meet. How am I going to break this terrible news? What will we do if I can't find another job? Can you help us weather this storm? ANSWER: It's important to begin by looking at the implications of your situation squarely in the face. Don't be blindsided or caught off-guard — understand that unemployment will impact your emotional and mental well-being in a very real way. It can also be a formidable challenge to the health of your marriage. If you realize this, you'll know where the stress is coming from, and you'll be less likely to take out your frustrations on your spouse or other members of the family. There are good reasons for the stress, of course. Job loss can be a serious blow to an individual's sense of identity. This is especially true for husbands, since many men define themselves in terms of their work. That's not to mention that, in some cases, their earnings are the family's primary source of income (even when this isn't true, a man still tends to perceive his own worth in terms of his ability to function as a breadwinner). Without that income, running out of money becomes a very real possibility, since many couples haven't saved enough to get them through a prolonged period of unemployment. All this weighs heavily on both partners, especially the one who feels most responsible to "bring home the bacon." So what should you do when unemployment hits your household and rattles your marriage? We have several suggestions. First, if you've been providing for your family but have lost your job, do everything you can to jump right back into the job market. Don't wait and don't delay. Try to find a position you can get enthused about, but if that's not available take anything that will provide your family with a living wage. You can work on longer-term career goals on the side. Second, though moving away from your support system may sound scary, don't rule out the possibility of relocating. Here again, the principle is to be humble, diligent and disciplined enough to take whatever you can get until something better presents itself. If you have to move, you can look at it as a fresh start and as an opportunity for the two of you to nurture your couple relationship away from the demands of family and friends. Third, be flexible about the "breadwinner" role. Sometimes a wife may have greater earning potential than her husband — this is just a fact of the world we live in. If she's taken a part-time job in order to care for her children, that arrangement may need to be reevaluated. At least for the time being, dad may need to be willing to play "Mr. Mom" while his wife takes on the task of supporting the family in a full-time position. Fourth, look for ways to cut expenses. Identify habits that can be changed and plans and activities that can be put on hold. Do without restaurant lunches. Avoid buying new clothes for six months. Turn down the heat and wear more sweaters. Shop at thrift stores or yard sales. In all of this, take pains to maintain your marriage and keep your relationship on a sound footing. Go out of your way to have fun and keep things light as much as possible - it's crucial to keep up your morale while waiting for circumstances to improve. If your spouse loses his or her job, avoid the temptation to ask a million questions or deliver a lecture about family responsibility. Support your mate in this crisis by helping with the job search and expressing your willingness to cut costs. A cheerful, positive attitude will go a long way in a situation like this. QUESTION: My husband lost his job three months ago and hasn't had much success finding a new one. He is bored and depressed, and I can tell that he's beginning to feel worthless. How can I support him through this difficult time? ANSWER: Your concern for your husband is commendable and understandable. Much of a man's selfesteem is derived from his ability to provide for his family. The longer he is unemployed, the weaker his sense of worth can become. Perhaps the most important thing you can do is to offer a listening ear. Let him know that he can lay aside the tough exterior of manhood and honestly share his feelings with you. Do your best to engage him in heartfelt conversation. If he openly shares his insecurities and frustrations with you, seize the opportunity to build him up. Affirm your husband and reassure him of your faith in him. You might say something like: "We've been through tough times before, and to-
gether we will get though this one, too. I believe in you, and I am praying for you." As he steps out into the world in an attempt to find a new position, he's going to need you to act as his cheerleader. Looking for a job is hard work; the very effort of contacting employers, filling out applications and submitting resumés should be celebrated. Encourage him with meaningful rewards such as a candlelight dinner, a funny card — something that says thank you for his diligence in seeking to provide for his family. Little gestures like this will make a bigger difference than you realize. In addition, you can gently remind your husband of the importance of staying productive. Idleness will only feed his depression. Encourage him to work on the honey-do list, volunteer at church or in the community — anything rather than sitting on the couch. You may also need to call in reinforcements, such as a friend who can take him to a ball game or provide some other temporary diversion. If either you or your husband feel the need of some encouraging words from an outside party, feel free to contact Focus on the Family's coun-
seling staff. They are trained Christian therapists who would be more than happy to discuss your concerns with you over the phone. They can also provide you with referrals to professional counselors practicing in your local area. You can reach one of them Monday through Friday between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Mountain time at 855-771HELP (4357). In closing, bear in mind that your man has no greater asset or resource than your unwavering faith in his worth, your words of affirmation and your practical support. When all else fails, your love will help keep his spirits up. And remember: this difficult season, like all seasons of life, will pass. QUESTION: My spouse has never learned how to save, give, tithe or plan a budget. As a result, we're deeply in debt and faced with selling our home in order to pay off our creditors. I've lost all respect for him, and I'm thinking seriously about divorce. Is there any way out of this mess? ANSWER: Your circumstances probably aren't going to change without some kind of direct intervention. Depending on your husband's past history of receptivity and cooperation, however, you may want to seek out the advice of a licensed Christian counselor before proceeding. Once you're ready to move forward, our recommendation is that you get someone to help you confront your husband about his irresponsible lifestyle — perhaps a friend or the pastor of your church. If he reacts negatively, pull together a group of his male friends whose relationship with your husband is such that they will be able to hold him accountable for his actions. This meeting should be conducted with a specific objective in mind. For example, as a first step the group might require that your spouse begin working on a detailed budget plan or making payments on his credit card debt. This technique is often used in dealing with addic-
tions and substance abuse, but it can work equally well in the case of a financial prodigal. A professional therapist could be consulted for assistance and expert advice. If the intervention is successful, your husband should be paired up with a mentor or enrolled in an accountability group that can help him follow through on his resolutions. He should also be encouraged to join you in seeking the help of a marriage counselor. If he is unwilling to cooperate, you should not hesitate to pursue counseling on your own. Meanwhile, do what you can to hold his feet to the fire. Your spouse's irresponsible actions have placed you in a tenuous position. To that extent it would be fair to characterize his behavior as dangerous and abusive. Our counselors often suggest that a husband or wife in a situation like yours needs to "precipitate a crisis." While we don't believe that divorce is the answer in this instance, we do feel strongly that a temporary separation might have the effect of forcing your husband to take a second look at his financial habits and attitudes. For more information on this "tough love" approach, we suggest you get a copy of Dr. Dobson's book Love Must Be Tough and study it carefully. You may also find Beth Moore's Praying God's Word to be a source comfort and encouragement during this difficult period in your life. Both books can be ordered via our Family Store. Send your questions to Dr. Dobson, c/o Focus on the Family, PO Box 444, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. This question and answer is excerpted from books authored by Dr. James Dobson and published by Tyndale House Publishers. Dr. Dobson is the Chairman of the Board of Focus on the Family, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the home. Copyright 2003 James Dobson, Inc. All rights reserved. International copyright secured.
National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
Thursday, June 7th
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