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BuildingSouthDakotatouted

asbestprograminyears

ByElizabeth“Sam”Grosz, C o m m u n i ty N e w s Se r v i c e

Legislatorsfrombothpolitical menttools,saidLust.Inaddition,

parties worked together to pro- he said, it will use unclaimed duceafar-reachingeconomicde- propertyreceiptstofundit.

Noteveryonewassoenamored of the bill, although not appar- entlyhavingaproblemwiththe

First talked about behind aimofthebill.Rep.StaceNelson,

islature.

Dakotaduringthe2013S.D.Leg-

velopment program for South

closeddoors,thenfinallyunveiled R-Fulton, and Rep. Lance Rus- tothepublic,theso-calledBuild- sell,R-HotSprings,soughttodi-

vide the bill up, rather than

ing South Dakota legislation

sailedthroughbothhousesinits havingitencompassthenumer-

oustopicsthatitdoes. While House Speaker Brian

House by Rep. David Lust, R- Gosch,R-RapidCity,saidthebill

RapidCity,whocalledit“avery

nomicdevelopment,”Nelson,cit-

onhowthetwopartiesworkedto- ingtheStateConstitution,said getherandhoweconomicdevelop- the topics were not related ment was seen. Officials were enoughtobeinonebill.

able to add $7 million of state

However, not enough of the

significantpieceoflegislation…” is“allpartofonesubject–eco-

finalversionthispastweek.

SB235wasintroducedinthe

fundingforthefirstyear,asof Housemembersagreedwithhim

July1.

Thatwillbefollowedinsuc- 56-13,morethanthetwo-thirds

ceedingyearswithmoneyfrom neededfortheemergencynature theunclaimedpropertyrevenue ofthebill.

collectedbytheStateTreasurer.

Firstanother$7million,then50 ironedoutinaconferencecom-

percent, or about $14 million mitteemadeupofmembersfrom thereafter, unless there is not boththeHouseandSenatelater

enoughtodosothatyear.

intheweek.Creditfortheimpe-

Moreimportantly,however,is tusbehindthebillwasgivento

whatthepackageisdesignedto Sen.CoreyBrown,R-Gettysburg.

do.Thebeauty,saidLust,isin

theframework.

The “comprehensive ap- thatthedifferentaspectsofthe proach,”hesaid,includescreat- program have “a lot more ac-

inglargeprojectincentivesbased countability and transparency” onthereinvestmentoftaxdollars thanpreviousdevelopmentpro- alreadypaid,plusthecontractors grams.

excisetaxreceiptstofundhous-

Votershadthrownoutadevel-

ingprojects,reinvestintheREDI opment plan in November that

fund,aswellaslocalinfrastruc- hadbeenpassedbythe2012Leg-

ture and local development ef- islature at the urging of Gov.

DennisDaugaard.Thestatehas

forts.

Itwillbeusinglargeprojects been without an enhancement

tofundothereconomicdevelop- programsinceJan.1.

Democratic House Leader BernieHunhoff,Yankton,noted

Moredetailsinthebillwere

andthebillwentontobepassed,

VietnamVeteranssought

Ournewspaperwouldliketo

recognizeallFaithareaVietnam

VeteransinourMarch27thissue.

IfyouwereaVietnamVeteran,

wewouldliketohaveyourmili-

taryphoto,name,rank,branchof

serviceandthetimeyouserved

there.Ifyoudon’thaveyourmil-

itaryphotoanyphotowilldo.You willgetyourphotoback. Youmaydropthisoffatthe TheFaithIndependentorsendto us at POBox 38 by Friday,

March22nd.

InformationalRenewableEnergyforAmericaProgram

(REAP)meetingtobeheldatMeadeCounty

(ErskineBuilding)byUSDA

ergyprojectsincludegeothermal heating and cooling systems, windenergy,solar,andflexible fuelpumpsforgasorconvenience stores. Eligible applicants for these grantsareruralsmallbusinesses (mustmeetSBAsizestandards),

Tuesday,March19,2013,begin- farmers and ranchers. Applica-

tionsforresidentialbuildingim-

costsorgenerateincome.Anin-

energyefficiencyprojectstocut

sistwithrenewableenergyand

AmericaProgram(REAP)canas-

abouthowtheRuralEnergyfor

RuralDevelopmentstafftolearn

Join the Rapid City USDA

ered rural America to continue leadingtheway–strengthening America'seconomy,smalltowns andruralcommunities. USDA's investments support theruralwayoflifethatstands asthebackboneofourAmerican values. President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vil- sackarecommittedtoasmarter useofFederalresourcestofoster sustainableeconomicprosperity.

USDA,throughitsRuralDe-

velopmentmissionarea,hasan

activeportfolioofmorethan$176

billioninloansandloanguaran-

tees. These programs are de- signedtoimprovetheeconomic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the qualityoflifeinruralAmerica. More information about USDA RuralDevelopmentcanbefound

formationalmeetingwillbeheld

ningat10:30a.m.,attheMeade

CountyErskineBuilding,located

at1300ShermanStreet,Sturgis,

inthesecondfloortrainingroom.

UndertheREAP,USDARural

Developmentprovidesfinancing

withgrantsandloanguarantees.

Mostruralprojectsthatreduce

energyuseandresultinsavings

fortheagriculturalproduceror

ruralsmallbusinessownerareel-

igible as energy efficiency proj-

ects, including lighting and

heatingreplacements,upgrading insulation and windows and

doors.Examplesofrenewableen-

provementswillnotbeeligible. Formoreinformation,please contactRuralDevelopmentArea Director Tim Potts at 605-342- 0301, Extension 112, email

tim.potts@sd.usdsa.gov or Loan

SpecialistBrianL.Ringat(605)

224-8870, Extension 122, email brian.ring@sd.usda.gov. President Obama’s plan for ruralAmericahasbroughtabout historicinvestmentandresulted in stronger rural communities. UnderthePresident’sleadership,

theseinvestmentshaveempow- atwww.rurdev.usda.gov.

St.Patrick’sDaySAFE:Don’trelyon“Irishluck”

·Ifyouaregoingtodrive,NO

are gearing up for their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. St. Patrick’sDayissupposedtobea timetocelebratethe“Irish”inall ofusaswegatherwithfriends, butitcanquicklyturntotragedy if YOU choose to mix drinking

anddriving.LemmonSAFECom- ·Ifyouseeadrunkdriveron

munitieswantstourgeYOUto

keeptheroadssafebydrinking

responsibly and designating a

soberdriverBEFOREthefunbe-

gins. Driving impaired or riding with someone who is impaired willtakemorethanthe“luckof the Irish”. The tragedies and costsfromdrunkdrivingarenot limitedtodeath,disfigurement, disabilityorinjury.Theycanalso leadtotraumaandfinancialcosts ofacrashoranarrest. That“pot ofgold”won’tbeenoughtopayfor

legalfees,fines,courtcosts,get-

tingyourlicenseback,higherin-

surance rates, lost wages…the listgoeson. Planahead:

·Designateasoberdriverbe-

Communities across America

theroad,don’thesitatetocalllaw enforcement. REMEMBER!The“luckofthe Irish” won’t be enough to keep yousafeifyoudrinkanddrive! InformationfromNHTSA NW PreventionResourceCenter ThreeRiversCounseling

amountofalcoholissafe.

·Ifyoudrink,DON’Tdrive!

forethecelebrationstarts.

·Ifyouseesomeonehashad

toomuchtodrink,findthema

wayhome.

Cityelectionset,

noschoolboardelection

Faith voters will be going to

thepollsonTuesday,April9thto

cast their votes for mayor and councilmembers. IncumbentMayorGlenHaines isbeingopposedbyPeggyRiley forthetwo-yearterm. Inthecouncilelection,voters willhaveseveraltochoosefrom

inWard3.BarbBerndt,Gerald

TrainorandJenniFisherarerun-

ningfortheseatcurrentlyoccu-

piedbyDanNolan.InWard1,

JerrySpencerisbeingopposedby Amy Huber. No one is running againstKarenInghraminWard

2.Theseareall2-yearterms.

Thereisnoschoolboardelec-

tion this year. Brian Simonson andScottVanceareunchallenged

fortheir3-yearterms.

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Obituary
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Obituary

Geneissurvivedbyhischil-

dren, Gnene (Clint) Fordyce,

Faith,SD;Gnelle(Scott)Dauwen,

Cambridge,NE;KellyEscott(fi-

ancé Peggy O’Sullivan) and

Gzelle“Buffy”(Kevin)Groves,all ofFaith,SD;andtheirchildren Garet and Jozelle (fiancé BJ Humble)Fordyce,Thane(fiancé EmilyWicks),ChanceandDuce

atedfromhighschoolin1957and

helpedonthefamilyranchuntil

hejoinedtheArmyin1960.He

Rayce

Crisis and sent to Fort Lewis, Washington,buttheirunitwas never shipped overseas. Gene served in the National Guard

Unit#211EngineeringCompany

until1966.Hewasalwaysproud

ofservinghiscountry. Gene married Patty Kelly in

1964andtothisunionfourchil-

Genewasprecededindeathby

drenwereborn.Genewasvery activeinthehorseworld,firstin the horse show area and then helping to start the “Diamond

cott, 2 bothers Melvin Spencer

andJerryEscott;5sisters,Ella

Classic” a race horse futurity.

Genedevelopedquiteahorseop-

eration and put on an annual

horsesaleattheranchforseveral years. Gene loved watching his horseandcattlegeneticsatwork, he loved to research pedigrees andseewhatcrosswouldbethe most effective and he loved to teachthisresearchtoanyonethat wouldlisten. Gene was a consummate sportsmanandlovedwatchingall sporting events, and traveled manymilestowatchhischildren

head Road) 12 miles north of

Faith,SDwithDwayneVigoffici-

ating. BurialwillbeintheEscott

FamilyCemeterywithfullmili-

tary honors afforded by the RobertO’SheaAmericanLegion Post#106ofFaith. Thoseattend-

trackorrodeo.Helovedallsport- ingtheserviceswillmeetonthe

roadby2:00pmneartheEscott

Ranchandfollowthehorsedrawn hearsetotheburialsiteforthe gravesideservice. Immediately following the Graveside Service, the Escott Familyhasinvitedallforatime offellowshipandluncheonatthe RanchHousewithspecialmusic by Butch Samuelson and Suzie Payne. Servingascasketbearersare hisgrandsons. Visitation was held Tuesday

eveningfrom5:00to7:00pmat

andnowgrandchildrenplaybas-

Genewillbeheldat2:00pmon

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at

Neal Crowley, Bob Butts, and DonnKing. The Graveside Service for

dahl,JennieButts,andMaryLou King; sister-in-law, Violette Spencer; and brothers-in-laws, Bennet Reed, George Ogdahl,

and several others from Faith wereactivatedduringtheBerlin

land and Kaycee Groves and

greatgrandchildren,Toarinand

Hugh“Gene”Escott

Groves and greatgrandchildren,Toarinand Hugh“Gene”Escott Escott, Taylor and Dauwen,andKailyn,Hugh,Har-

Escott, Taylor

and

Dauwen,andKailyn,Hugh,Har-

TeedinHumble.Heisalsosur-

vivedbyhisex-wife,PattyKelly, sister-in-law, Inez Jibben and brother-in-law, Teddy Imsland, numerous nieces, nephews and specialcousins.

hisparents,HankandMaryEs-

Shroeder,EllenReed,ArleneOg-

Hugh “Gene” Escott, 74, of Faith,SDpassedawaypeacefully

athisranch,March9,2013.

GenewasborninFaith,SDon January 4, 1939 to Hank and MaryEllen(Heron)Escott,and camehometothedugoutwhich theylivedinuntilhewasfour.

Fromthestoriesandthepictures hedrewyoucantellthathislove foragoodhorsestartedyoung. Hiskidshaveheardmanyastory that centered on he and his

brotherJerryandahorse,some-

timesagoodoneandsometimes

onethattheyhadtobreak,which

leadtohisrodeocareerwhichin- ketball, football, wrestle, run

cludedbroncandbarebackriding aswellasbeingapickupmanfor manyrodeos. Gene attended school at the Arrowheadcountryschoolnorth

ofFaithandoncehisoldersister

MaryLouwasinhighschool,he

andJerryboardedintownsothey

couldattendschool.Genegradu- ShowandRodeoeveryyear.

theEscottRanch(19884Arrow-

ingevents,butagoodbasketball gameandagoodbroncridewere hisfavoritethings.Hewasabig communitysupporterbelonging to the Faith Booster Club for many years and helped behind thesceneswiththeFaithStock

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EngagementAnnouncement
EngagementAnnouncement

EngagementAnnouncement

EngagementAnnouncement LarryandBethGruebareproudtoannouncetheengagementof

LarryandBethGruebareproudtoannouncetheengagementof

theirsonTrevortoKaylee,daughterofDougandSherriDeNeui.

Trevorisa2003graduateofFaithHighSchool,anda2007gradu-

ateofDickinsonStateUniversity.HeisemployedatthePennington

Co.JailinRapidCityasacorrectionalofficer.

Kayleeisa2005graduateofParkerHighSchool,anda2009grad-

uateoftheUniversityofSiouxFalls.SheisaCPlattheJuvenile ServicesCenterinRapidCity.

TheyareplanningaJuly6,2013weddingandwillmaketheir

homeinBlackHawk,SD.

AmericanLegionSpring

DistrictMeetingsetforSturgis

The session will also feature Postreportsregardingthepast

Meeting of the South Dakota

AmericanLegionwillbeheldSat- year’s unusual activities, Post

urday,March23,2013inSturgis

for Legionnaires from Butte,

Harding,Lawrence,Meade,Cor- District1LegionnaireoftheYear

son,Dewey,PerkinsandZiebach counties. The Legion business session will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the SturgisVetsClub.Therewillbea

socialat11:00a.m.followedby

lunchat12:00noon.

ParticipantswillelectDistrict Commanders for 2 year terms and County Commanders and ViceCommandersintheDistrict for one-year terms during the businessmeeting.

andanaddressbyStateAmeri-

ship turn-in, recognition of the

Americanismreports,amember-

TheannualDistrict1Spring

can Legion Commander Byron CalliesofWatertown. Outgoing District 1 Com- mander Duane Riedlinger of

SummersetwillconducttheLe-

gion business session. Sturgis Post Commander Darrel Barry

willbeinchargeoflocalarrange-

ments. The District 1 Auxiliary will

holditsmeetingat1p.m.atthe

SturgisVetsClub.

FaithCommunityHealthCenter

DOCTORSCHEDULE

Verna Schad, CNP Peggy O’Connor, CNP DAVID ROLLASON, PA

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March13,2013•TheFaithIndependent• Page 3

Governorsignsnumber

ofveteran-relatedbills

ByElizabeth“Sam”Grosz,C o m m u n i ty N e w s Se r v i c e

Ofthe14veteran-relatedbills somedesignchangesintheproj- presentedtotheS.D.Legislature ect. The bill also had an emer- thissession,sixwereadoptedand gency clause, which means it alreadyhavebeensignedbyGov- wentintoeffectasthegovernor

ernorDennisDaugaard.

Anotheroftheveteran-related

occasion,withalargenumberof bills,whiletabledinJointAppro- veterans making the trip to priations Committee earlier in Pierrefortheformalsigningof the session, reappeared on the four of them. The formal cere- budget-processingday,March8. monywasheldintherotundaof The amendment adds back the theStateCapitol,withagingvet- state’sshareofCountyVeteran eransfromnumerouswarsstand- Service Officers’ salaries, ing almost to the top of the $146,875.Thishadbeenaxedtwo

marble staircase behind Dau- yearspriorduringthestate’sbelt-

tightening cuts to the budget.

gaard

Ofthefour,thebilldesignat- Veterans,veterangroups,county ingMarch30asWelcomeHome governments,andnumerousleg-

VietnamVeteransDayreceived islatorsdecriedthisactionasdis- the most resounding response respectfultoveterans.

fromthegroupwithcheersand

clapping.

Themeasure,aspassed,will require counties to seek reim-

signedit.

Infact,thesigningbecamean

Theotherthreesignedbythe bursementforsalaryexpenses.

Governorduringtheceremonyin- Another bill heard, but de-

cludedbillsapprovingspecialli- ferred,thelastdayinJointAp- cense plates for veterans with propriationswouldhaveprovided disabilities;allowveteranstore- $21,000intravelfundsforvet- ceivecreditforcertainmilitary eranservicesofficers.Inthedis- trainingandexpertise;andexpe- cussion, there appeared to be

dite licenses, registrations and some confusion as to whether permitsforspousesofactiveduty thatwasforVSOs,orfortheve-

military.

hiclesusedtotransportveterans

Two other measures already byvolunteers.

hadbeensignedbyDaugaard,he

Abillwhichwouldhavemade

noted,becauseofhavingtosign certainmilitaryrecordsavailable themwithinacertaintimeframe. tothepublicaftertheveteran’s Theysetadditionalworkingstate death was killed in committee,

holidays: POW.MIA recognition butthosetestifyingforthebillin- DaythethirdFridayinSeptem- dicated it probably will return berandAug.7asPurpleHeart nextyearwithmoreresearchand

RecognitionDay.

Signedearlierintheweekwas of interest to those doing ge-

abillrelatingtothedesign,con- nealogicalresearch,andcurrently struction,andequippingofavet- areonlyavailabletothefamilies erans home near Hot Springs. ofsuchveterans.

Thebillappropriated$41,271,214

Anotherbillthatwastabledin

in federal spending authority. committeeearlierinthesession TheSouthDakotaBuildingAu- calledforthestatetoestablish thority may finance up to andmaintainanadditionalstate $16,365,044ofthecoststhrough veterans and public servants theissuanceofrevenuebonds,to cemeteryandmemorialparkin

makeThisprojecthadbeenap- theeasternpartofthestate.Vet-

provedduringthe2012legisla- erans had pledged to raise the

tive session, however this year moneyforitsconstruction.

the funding was revised due to

backingbehindit.Therecordsare

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Mon.,Mar.18: Swiss Steak

bread. Menu subject to change w/Tomato&Onion,MashedPota-

withoutnotice.

No

Allmealsservedwithmilkand

Wed.,Feb.13:LasagnaRotini

toes,Peas,FruitCocktail

Tue.,

Mar.

19:

Casserole, Peas, Lemon Perfec- Meals/Kathygone

tionSalad,Pears

Wed., Mar. 20: Roast Beef,

Thur.,Feb.14:St.Patrick’s BakedPotato,Broccoli,Pears

DayLunch-CornedBeef&Cab-

Thur.,Mar.21:ChickenAl-

bage, Pistachio Salad, Dinner fredo,HarvestBeets,Cranberry

Roll,LeprechaunCookie Fri., Mar. 15: Salmon Loaf,

Tossed Salad, Sliced Tomatoes, Cheese,StewedTomatoes,But-

MandarinOranges

Sauce,AppleJuice,FruitCocktail Fri., Mar. 22: Macaroni &

terscotchPudding,Banana

AHeart-HealthyYou!

Every year, heart disease takesthelivesofmorethanhalf amillionAmericans.Itremains theleadingcauseofdeathinthe UnitedStates.Thetruthis,many deathsarepreventablebyliving ahealthylifestyle,saysSuzanne Stluka,SDSUExtensionFood& FamiliesProgramDirector. Stlukaoutlinesfivestepswe can take to achieve a healthy heart. Eataheart-healthydiet "Choosefoodoptionsthatcan helpavoidheartdiseaseandits complications,"Stlukasaid. Sheencouragesreaderstoeat plenty of fruits and vegetables andseekoutfoodsthatinclude

antioxidants,leanproteins,fiber

andomega-3fattyacidstohelp

maintain a healthy weight and

keeplipidlevelsincheckforbet-

terhearthealth.

•Heart-healthyomega-3fatty

acidsareagreatsourceoflean

protein.Omega-3fattyacidscan

helploweryourbadcholesterol

and increase your good choles-

terol.TheAmericanHeartAsso-

ciation recommends fish like salmon,tunaandhalibutatleast twotimesperweek. •Reachforotherleanprotein sources,suchaspoultrywiththe skin removed, pork tenderloin, top sirloin and lean ground meats.Driedbeansareagreat meat substitute. They are non- fat,highproteinandfiber-rich.

meats.

Maintainahealthyweight

"Beingoverweightorobesecan

increaseyourriskforheartdis-

boost blood cholesterol levels.

Substitutefoodshighinunsatu- weight is in a healthy range,

Stlukasaysreaderscancalculate theirbodymassindex(BMI)at theCentersforDiseaseControl and Prevent Assessing Your

site,

packagedfoodswithpartiallyhy-

weight/assessing/index.html. Exerciseregularly "Physicalactivitycanhelpyou maintain a healthy weight and

withantioxidants.Antioxidants helpremovefreeradicalsthatcan cause damage to heart cells. Foods high in antioxidants in- clude blueberries, cranberries,

Itisrecommendedthatadults

strawberries,broccoli,sweetpota- shouldengageinmoderatephys-

toes,andspinach. •Thegrainsinwhole-wheat breads and other whole grain productsaregreatheart-healthy foods.Thesewholegrainsreduce the bad cholesterol (LDLs) and addanimportantsourceoffiber. Sincefiberfillsyouupandslows downdigestion,itisimportantfor maintaining a healthy weight. Optforwhole-wheatpasta,brown riceorwholegraincereals. •Reduceyoursaltintake.Too muchsaltisamajorcauseofhigh bloodpressureandheartdisease. Tryusingfreshherbsandalittle touchoflemonjuicetoflavoryour foodsinplaceofsalt. Usefreshor frozen vegetables in place of canned vegetables. Seek low- sodiumversionsofcannedsoups. Limit your use of processed

Sheaddsthatyourdoctormay

also suggest ways to help you quit.

Limitalcoholuse.Avoiddrink-

ingtoomuchalcoholwhichcan

drogenatedoils.

http://www.cdc.gov/healthy-

ratedfatsforthosehigherinsolid fats.Saturatedfatsincludefatty meat,poultryskin,bacon,butter, cheese,wholemilk),whiletrans fats are stick margarine and

ease,"shesays. To determine whether your

• Saturated and trans fats

Weight

web

• Seekfoodsthatarepacked

lowercholesterolandbloodpres-

sure,"Stlukasaid.

icalactivityforatleast30min-

utesonmostdaysoftheweek.

Don'tsmoke

"Cigarettesmokingincreases

one'sriskforheartdisease,"she

said. "If you don't smoke, don't start.Ifyoudosmoke,quitting

willloweryourriskforheartdis-

ease."

causebloodpressuretorise.

Formoreinformationonpre-

venting heart disease, visit the CentersforDiseaseControland

Prevention,www.cdc.govorthe American Heart Association, www.heart.orgwebsitesorvisit iGrow.org/healthy-families.

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JointBooster

Club/Alumni

meetingtonight

Pu b l i c e n c o u r a g e d to a tte n d

Faith High School Alumni Assn,whichhasbeenstruggling thelast fewyearsbecauseofa lackoflocalsupport,hasasked the Booster Club for help. The BoosterClubwillbediscussing this in more detail with the Alumni Assn. at a March 13th meeting. Bothorganizationswouldlike

toencourageeveryonetoattend thismeetingtoshowyoursupport to both organizations and give inputtohelpfindsolutionsforthe continuation of the Faith High

SchoolAlumniAssn.Localinter-

esthasbeenhardtofindandat the present time none of the BoosterClubmembersareFHS Alumni. Plan to attend the Faith BoosterClub/FHSAlumniAssn. meeting this evening, Wednes-

day,March13that5:00atthe

FaithLibrary.

Keepupwithyourcity,

school,andcounty

ReadtheLegals

Help Norman & McGee Vansickel celebrate their 66th Anniversary Friday, March 22, 2-4 PM Stop
Help Norman & McGee Vansickel
celebrate their 66th Anniversary
Friday, March 22, 2-4 PM
Stop by for cake and coffee!
614 Englewood Court, Spearfish, SD
We have St. Patrick’s Day decorations Springisalmosthere!! We have potting soil, flower pots and spring
We have St. Patrick’s Day
decorations
Springisalmosthere!!
We have potting soil, flower pots
and spring things!
Vi las Phar mac y & Heal t hcar e St or e
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LastweekHaroldandIdrove to Timber Lake on Tuesday to visitAdeleandDenverEnright. Denverhasspentalotoftimein

the Aberdeen hospital fighting livercancer.Hewasfinallyhome andneitherofusthoughtwewere stillfightingthecoldandcough whichmadeitagoodtimetovisit. He has taken one chemo treat- mentwhichshrankthetumorso

wearehopefulhecanhavean-

other treatment this coming

week.Denver’scousins,Juanita PittmanofNislandandDillard EnrightofSturgiswerethereto visithimonWednesday.Friday, granddaughters Haley Enright and Erin Neuheisel and great grandchild Hayden Neuheisel joinedotherfamilymembersfora visit. AfterweleftTimberLakeon TuesdaywedroveontoMobridge

toattendtheFaithvsDupreeRe-

gionalbasketballgame.Wesatin frontofsomefolksfromeastriver whomadeexcellentcommentson both teams. She said, “This is such a wonderful game, both teamsaresorespectfulandwell behaved. Where we’re from if

there’snotbloodit’snotafoul.” WhenJoshAfdahlofferedahand to a Dupree player and helped himupthecommentwas,“What

a class act! I can’t believe how thesekidsare!”Theyalsolooked overtheroster,watchedthegame and said, “Boy, I bet we’ll see Faith’s sophomore team back here,lookatthesizeoftheseguys and the way they play!” Coach

SchauerhasmadeFaithabas-

ketball town and a team that drawsrespect.Nope,hedoesn’t pleaseAllofusallthetimebuthe mustbedoingsomethingright! I’m still amazed that another town has not hired him away from Faith. Thanks Doug and familyforallyoudoforouryouth.

Thanks also to all the parents,

grandparentsandfansandplay-

ers,watchingthegameischeap,

clean,downhomeentertainment.

Kindahatetoseetheseasonend.

Goodthingit’salmostrodeosea-

son!

We stayed overnight in Mo- bridgeattheWranglerInnwhere

Ivisitedwithowner,JeffJackson.

Jeff’sfamilylivedneighbortous

atTimberLakeandattendedthe

same

Lutheran.Wedidsomecatching

uponfamily,oldneighbors,etc.

ThenextdayIhadHarolddrive

aroundMobridgesoIcouldremi-

nisce.Thestorenamesandcon-

tentshavechangedbutmostare stilloccupied.WeshoppedDady Drug,thestorewhereMrs.Santa Claussaidsheusedtoordermy specialdiabeticChristmascandy. Amundson Shoe Repair is gone but the building is used. That storealwayssmelledlikeleather, saddle soap and Neats foot oil.

Theydidanexcellentjobonresol-

ing boots and fixing heels on shoes.Inby-gonedays,theBrown

PalaceMotelalwayshadaminia-

turewoodenranchsceneinthe windowandwasarequiredstop beforewelefttown.Youcouldnot leaveMobridgewithoutchecking toseewhatnewitemhadbeen addedtothescene.Infallithad leaves and in winter it was

dustedwithsnow.Someonedida lot of work and it delighted so manychildrentoseeit.Onthe southendofthestreet,westside was the rather seedy looking WhiteHorseBar.Itgenerallyhad anassortmentofdrunkssitting, leaning,orlayingaroundit.One timeagraffitiartistusedgreen spraypainttowriteontheside, “We give S&H Green Stamps.” The building is there but has beentinnedoverandtheloitering crowdwasgonesoitmusthavea different use. The A&W Root Beerstandisnowadifferenteats placebutitstillbringsmemories

oftripstoMobridgeformachin-

ery parts. A trip like that re-

quiredaquickstopatA&Wfor treats. We drove around to find the salebarnwhereourliveswereso affectedbythenumberofbuyers

presentandthepricesofthelive-

stock. Dad worked there as a brandinspectorforthestateof SouthDakotaalongwithPinky

Saviors

church, Our

ThankyouforthemanycardsI gotformy80thbirthdaycard shower.Thebestpartwasthe Biblical-Christianreferences,
ThankyouforthemanycardsI
gotformy80thbirthdaycard
shower.Thebestpartwasthe
Biblical-Christianreferences,
containedinthislargemajority
ofthem,aswellasthepersonal
notesandgreetings.
Thanks&Godblessyoutoo
WayneSletten

Hollenbeck.Theaccessroadhas

changedandthebuildinglooks

bigger but it is still one of the placeswelovedtocome,beitcow orhorsesale. Ialwayslookfortheremainsof the old highway that came straightupthehillintotownpast NorthwesternLutheranAcademy butitisallbutgone.Overonthe

westsideoftheriver,itisavisi-

blestraightlinecomingdownthe

hillfromtheSittingBullmonu-

mentbutonlybecauseoftheline.

Doesanyoneelserememberthe

little farmstead that was along theriver?Ithinkitwasalongthe westendofthebridge.Therewas

abeautifulbarnwitharockfoun-

dation. Suppose the foundation stillstands?Aswedroveoverthe bigbridgeIthoughtofthetimes wedrovedownbythebottomof

thebridgeandlookedatthecon-

cretepilingsandpillarsthathold itup.Hardtobelieveweeverdid thatisn’tit?Howmanyfeetdeep is the water where we used to

watchthetrucksandheavyma-

chinerywork?Afterallmywalks on memory lane we drove to

Pierre and shopped at Dakota MartwherewevisitedwithJune

Kilby.WewentontoPhilipNurs-

ing Home and visited my dad thencameonhome.Ifitweren’t forourgoodFaithkidsIprobably wouldhavejuststayedhomeand missedallthat!Whichreminds

me, the freshmen class is still raisingmoneyforpostpromparty and the seniors are selling chancesonabeautifulstarquilt. Ifyoucan’tthinkofakidtoget ticketsfromcallDianeatschool andshecandirectyoutosomeone withraffletickets. Incidentally,Dupreewonthe gamebuttheyhavehadatough yearsotheydeservesomegood things.BestoflucktotheTigers

astheyheadtoStateBsinAb-

erdeen.Theyarequickandcapa- comesearly,onTuesday,March atthevarsitylevel.

ble.Goget‘emsotheyknowWest Rivercanplaybasketballtoo! Timber Lake girls placed

eighthintheGirl’sStateBtour-

namentlosingthelastgameto Wall. I want to remind all the kids, you are not losers if you were there and competed. How many girls B basketball teams arethereinthestatethatdidnot makeitasfar?You’rewinners! Congratulationsforbeingthere. DakotaTownshipmeetsatthe PlainviewHallTuesdayevening fortheirannualmeeting.Union township meets on Wednesday evening at the home of Tucker

Hudson. TuckerandBevHudsondrove to Rapid City on Saturday to watchgrandsonWinstonBrown intheRegionalAAUWrestling. Winston won the championship

so will be heading to State in Brookingsintwoweeks.Afterthe

wrestling,theydroveouttoHer-

mosa and visited some friends andjoinedthemforsupperlater inRapidCity. It was good to have Jim Eichingertravelingwithhiswife Pastor Connie on Sunday. Jim has been fighting the battle of staphinfectionfromanewknee replacement.Hopefullylaterthis monththeywillbeabletoreplace thekneeagain. Our sympathy to the Escott

family in the loss of their dad Gene.BurialwillbeattheEscott RanchonWednesday. TuesdayfoundJimandVonnie

O'DeainRapidCityattheRe-

gional Basketball Tournament.

The Spearfish Spartans played Red Cloud, again winning and

gettingtogototheStateTourna-

mentnextweek.Theyweremet there by Susan O'Dea and 3 daughters, Mary, Rachel, and Amy.MaryisastudentaBlack Hills,RachelattendsVermillion, andAmyisatChadron.Goodto see them. Good luck to the SpearfishSpartansnextweek. ThursdayfoundAmycoming to see Grandpa and Grandma, JimandVonnie,andtospentthe restoftheweekbeingchoregirl. Amy left Sunday to go back to

Chadrontocollege. Garrett Schweitzer and Otto Qualm came from Gillette, WyomingFridaytospendsomeof theirspringbreakwithGarrett's grandparents, Jim and Vonnie O'Dea.Jimisgettinglotsofhelp andVonnieisdoingmorecooking thansheisuseto,butsogladto haveyoungcollegekidsthatlike tocometotheranch.

CentralMeadeCountyNews

BySandyRhoden

CentralMeadeCountyisdryer

Many of the Faith Longhorn

thanlastweek,andlastweekwas fansmadethetriptoMobridge stilldry.Temperatureslooktobe last Tuesday night for the re- mildthisweekandashighas62 gional game against Dupree. degreesbyThursday.Whiledry Theystartedoutstrongwiththe

groundmakescalvingmucheas- lead,butthemomentumchanged ier on everyone, winds on dry andtheysufferedadisappointing groundcouldcreateproblemslike loss.Theseniorscameoutstrong dustpnemoniaifwedon'treceive this year and are to be com-

moisturesoon.

mended for their 17-3 season.

Meade46-1studentsenjoyeda TheyareCodyBernstein,Cody

veryshortweekwithteacherin- Trainor, Reggie Rhoden, Caden

serviceonWednesdayandspring Smiley,DrewVance,MaryShaff,

breaktherestoftheweek.

Wyatt Simonson, and David

Track season will begin on Ruth.Outsideofoneplayer,this

MondayforUnionCenterTrack wasthefirstandlastyearthat

participants. Their first meet theseboyssawrealplayingtime

26atDouglas.Thoseparticipat-

Sandy and Tristen Rhoden

ingintrackinFaithwillbeginon headedfromMobridgetoPierre Monday,March18aswell.They lastTuesdaynight.Sandyison

willgotoMobridgeonThursday, the Kids Voting South Dakota

April4fortheirfirstmeet.

board of directors, so she was

TheCivicOrationContesttook theretohelpputontheLiberty placeonWednesdayattheCom- BasketballGame.Itisabasket- munityBaptistChurchinUnion ballgamebetweentheHouseand Center.JaydaandRachelCam- Senateandservesasafundraiser mackrecitedtheirspeechesdur- tofundKVSD.Tristenspenttime ingopeningservicesonSunday. withfriendsfromSiouxFallsat They both spoke without note the Capitol on Wednesday and

cardsandpresentedinteresting, got in on a tour of the capitol

meaningfulorations. Rural Neighbors will take

dome.

Thelegislativesessioncameto

placethisThursdayafternoonat anendonFriday,March8. Leg- theCommunityBaptistChurchof islatorsarehomenowandcon-

UnionCenter. Everyone,regard- tinue to attend community

lessofage,iswelcometocome.

meetingsandfunctions.

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tionContest. Thatafternoon,she helpedwiththecookingforthe YouthGroupsupperattheFaith ChurchofChrist. FayeFeesalsowasinFaithon Thursday and she too got tires

Monday, Zona Vig rode to Rapid City with Kelsey and Brixie Vig for a full day there. JohnHeidlerhadtakenapickup to Rapid to leave for repair so caught a ride home with them that night. Wind and blowing snow made a slow trip home. DwayneVighadanappointment thatafternooninSturgisandsaid weather was a factor with his trip,also.

MarlinIngallshelpeddaugh- DwayneVig,alongwithalotof

reallygoodhelpersonThursday

andFriday,didsomeimportant feeding of the prairie "rats". HelperswereMorgan,Merleand HopeVig,MattTatonandJustin Ingalls.

on Wednesday for a visit while ChipandMindymadeatripto theHills.CodySkogenhasbeen helpingoutwithsomecarpentry

JasonFeeswasdownfromMo-

bridge to the Fees ranch this weekend to work on a project. DianeFeesisonceagainworking at Lynn's Dakotamart in Faith part-time and helping Walter withthecalvingathome. Ronny and Carmen Lemmel and Brooke and Bridget from FaithwereSundaydinnerguests andvisitorsatSpudandBernice Lemmels. After church services dinner

guestsattheSamCowleshome

judgetheModernWoodmanOra- wereDuaneWoodandLynnand

went to Union Center to help

mentthisweek,also. HowardandIwenttoSturgis on Wednesday for an appoint- ment and on to Rapid City for some shopping. Thursday, we wenttoFaithfortirestobeput onourvehicleandtakepartin theblooddrive. Wednesdaymorning,ZonaVig

workinJohnandCarmen'sbase-

ter Debbie Delbridge on some housecarpentryworkonTuesday andWednesday. CarmenandJohnHeidlerhad thegranddaughtersdroppedoff

pingbeforecomingonhome. MarlinandEthelIngallswent to Rapid City on Thursday for

putonhercar,keptacoupleap-

pointmentsanddidsomeshop-

someshopping.

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Wehadavarietyoftempera- at5:00thisevening,Wednesday.

Theyencouragethepublictoat-

tendandoffersomeinput;they

canalwaysusesomenewmem-

bers,too. TheUnitedMethodistChurch willbehavinganEasterSunrise ServiceatDurkeeLake.Easteris

March31st.Theservicewillbe

heldbytheclubhouse.Everyone iswelcometoattend. Unfortunately,theLonghorns won’t be going to the State B Tournament.TheDupreeTigers

defeatedthemintheRegion8B

match-uplastTuesdaynightin Mobridge. The Longhorns and their coaches can certainly be proudoftheirseason.Theywon theWestRiverTournamentand

the District 16B championship,

andweretheLittleMoreauCon-

ference Tournament runner-up.

I’dsaythat’saprettygoodsea-

son!Notwhattheyortheirfans

tureslastweek,inthe30sand

40s mostly, on Thursday we reached 50º. The weekend was

backinthe30s.Thisweekthey

say 50s and 60s! But we sure couldusesomemoisture,inany form!It’sbeenquiteawhilesince we’vehadanythingmeasurable. OurcondolencestotheGene Escottfamily. Genepassedaway

athishomeonSaturday.Gene

wasaquietmanbutalwaysen-

joyedvisiting.Hewillbemissed

bymany.

gwall home in Rapid City last Saturdaynight.Theyhadagreat timevisitingandlookingatallof thecardsWaynereceived. Pastor Wayne Olson visited theWayneSlettensinRapidCity lastFriday. Reminder of the joint Faith

BoosterClub/AlumniAssn.meet- SpringisnextWednesday,20th.

ingtobeheldattheFaithLibrary

werehopingforbuttheygaveit

theirbesttotheend.

Springisrightaroundthecor-

ner.Basketballseasonisover,it’s time for track season to begin. PracticewillbeginnextMonday,

18th.Bytheway,thefirstdayof

NancyMiller.

JasonIngallsandShelbyCam-

mackwereSundaydinnerguests at the home of Rod, Tracy and Justin Ingalls. Nathan Ingalls spenttheweekendinRapidCity. Sunday,DwayneVigwasable toflytoPrairieCitytopreachthe lessonatthechurch.Hestopped tovisitattheEscottRanchnear Faithonhiswayhome. Ourcondolencesgoouttothe family of Gene Escott as he passedawaythisweekend. Was good to see Mozelle Hotchkiss at the Opal Commu- nity Church on Sunday. She is

spendingafewdaysvisitingher sonTerryandfamilyhere.She makesherhomenearMilesCity, Montana, near her daughter, Sandy,whileDubiscaredforata nursing home there. Also was goodtohaveCalvinandMable Stomprud back in the country again. Theyhadspentsometime with daughter Gay and family during December and January,

thenattheirtownhouseinStur- tended Wayne’s 80th birthday

familysupperattheCarlandEn-

ChadandBreanneBingamanat-

family,JonandLynnWellumson,

ten, Dan and Jayne Jordan, Adam Jordan and girlfriend Casey,JeremyandSarahGann, Tyler and Rachel Caspers and

John,TammyandJessicaSlet-

gis. Well,thewindsofMarchhave surebeenwithusandwearestill patientlywaitingforourturnfor somemoisture.Canbethankful for a warm and dry winter to make the precious hay bales stretch a bit farther, but sure need rains to get the grass to wakeupandgrow.

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phone-based511TravelerInfor-

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begandisplayingcommercialve-

hicleinformation,includingsea-

sonalloadrestrictionspostedon statehighwaysduringthespring thaw. The web site’s map shows

where 6-, 7-, or 8-ton per axle weightlimitsthatarecurrently ineffectormaybeneededlaterin

thespring.Othertemporaryre-

strictionsoncommercialvehicle weight and size related to con-

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state,U.S.,andstatehighwayin

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The511servicealsoinforms

travelers of National Weather ServiceWarningsforflashfloods, severethunderstorms,tornados, blizzards,icestorms,andwinter

storms affecting all Interstate, U.S.andstatehighwaysinSouth Dakota.TheNWSWarningsare plannedtobecomeavailableon SafeTravelUSA sometime in April. The Department of Trans-

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AlreadyMarch!

Itseemsjustlikeyesterdaywe

submitted our fall final article! Hereitisspringsoonuponusand timetothinkgardening! Didyou spend the long winter nights planningyourgardenendeavors? No? Well, here is something to thinkaboutandplan.

AsyouknowtheMasterGar- Worldrecordpumpkinstipthe scales in the neighborhood of

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yearsofpracticebythegrowers. Amazinglymostoftheseedfor giant pumpkins is produced by Dill Pumpkin Farm, a family heirloom since 1870, located in NovaScotia,Canada. Thetricksofthetradearea carefully guarded secret with each grower having their own

tweenMay10andMay15.Here

thiswouldentailahotcaptopro-

tectitfromthoselatefroststhat canoccuraslateasthefirstweek ofJune. Avidgrowerssetasideatleast 500 square feet of soil fortified withanorganicandsteadydietof

compost,compostteaandother secrethomebrewsofnutritionfor thepamperedvine. Flowers are hand pollinated, assoonasafruithasbeenseton thevines,alladditionalfruitsare disposedofwithallofthevines nutrients going to just the one pumpkin. The bearing vine is buriedundergroundasitgrows givingitadditionalrootstofeed

Sofartheheaviestsincethecon- theonepumpkin.Suckersmust

peringapumpkinforthecontest.

tothinkaboutplantingandpam-

October which has a Heaviest Pumpkincontest.Nowisthetime

denerssponsoraPumpkinFestin

testbeganis84pounds.Surely

beprunedaswell.Asthepump-

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cadesarebuilttoprotectitfrom thewind.Pamperedindeed! Those world record holding

pumpkinscangainasmuchas20

poundsin24hoursatsomepoint

during their 130 day life span. Unbelievable! An 1800 pound pumpkin, assuming a 130 day growing season would have to gain an average of almost 14 poundsperday!

“formula”.Someofthetricksin- NaturallytheMasterGarden-

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1800poundersthisOctober–but

a 100 plus pounder certainly couldbeapossibility,maybeeven several.Soyoupumpkingrowers get busy, order your seed! The MasterGardenersarenoteligible foraprizebutmaydisplayabig pumpkin. W h e n s n o w f a l l s , n a t u r e l i s - t ens. ~AntoinettevanKleeff

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Legislature passes $4.1 billion budgetonfinaldayofmainrun

ByElizabeth“Sam”Grosz, C o m m u n i ty N e w s Se r v i c e

Legislatorsfinishedtheirwork

state,suchasfederalbudgetcuts,

healthcarereformandanuncer-

bypassinga$4.1billiongeneral

taineconomy.” TheGovernor,saidPeters,left

$26.5millioninone-timefundsin

FT2013onthebottomlineand

Noteveryonewashappy,how- thechangeinestimatesprovided

another$5.1million,foratotalof

amendments to HB1185, and

“Wewereabletoinvestthat

$1.72millionwasleftonthetable

providers, higher education,

scholarshipsandeconomicdevel-

toomuch. Rep.SusanWismer,D-Britton, afrequentcriticofhowthestate spendsitsmoney,saidlastyear’s

Thetotalgeneralfundspend-

ingforFY2014,shesaid,willbe

$1,327,249,577,whichwillallow

$1.6millionleftonthetablehad

bothnominallyandstructurally. General fund spending was broken down as education, 46

percent;takingcareofpeople,39

percent;protectingthepublic10

were critical of the money that shouldorcouldhavegonetohelp K-12 education and Medicare providers,butinsteadwasspent on constructing new buildings, tearing down old buildings and putting more money into re- serves. Sen. Billie Sutton, D-Burke,

whoalsoservesontheJointAp- inflationaryincrease,plus1per-

propriationsCommittee,wasgen-

centone-timeincreaseinthecur-

generaleducation,plusa1per-

tionary increase in state aid to

Peters,wasthe3percentinfla-

Major accomplishments, said

resultedin$47milliongoinginto

theFY2014budgettobebalanced

education,

assuredthat$1.7millionwasnot

unallocated.Butlegislatorswere

ever,withtheallocationoffunds during the final garnering of

appropriation bill March 8, en- compassing more money for schools and Medicaid providers thaninthemostrecentpast.

$31.6million.

money

in

K12

opment,”saodPeters.

reserves.Sheopposedpassageof the bill “with that amount of moneyunappropriated.” Wismer,fellowDemocrats,and several renegade Republicans

percent,andalltherestofstate

governmentatonly5percent.

rent year for K12 education. Postsecondary technical insti-

tutesreceivedthesame3percent

centone-timeincrease.

erally

a $5.4 million increase to their

amendthebudget.But,thefrus- basebudget,plus$3.7millionin

trationwasevident.Theattempt had been to give Medicare

Providerswillreceivea3per-

centincreaseintheirongoingal-

lion, both in one-time money. They also sought to provide

$21,000toaveteran’sservicepro-

A3percentsalarypolicywas

grams,whichhelpspayvehicle

expenses for volunteer drivers

movementtojobworth,saidPe-

whotransportveteranstomed- ters.

icalappointments.

“Wewerealsoabletofund$4.1

millioninongoinggeneralfunds

$500,000thatappropriationcom-

mitteelegislatorshadvotedfor

LegislativeResearchCouncilpro- PublicSafetyImprovementAct.

gramsthatassistlegislators. KeyRepublicans,ontheother hand, were happy with the re- sultsofthebudgetwork. Sen.DebPeters,R-Hartford, whochairstheSenatesideofthe JointAppropriationsCommittee,

said “once again, education re- ceivedthefirstdollarandthelast dollar.” BotheducationandMedicaid providers,shesaid,havereceived

one-timefundsforthecurrentfis-

calyear,aswellasnext. “Utilizing one-time funds,”

saidPeters,“allowsustocontinue

tobeconservativewithourongo- witha48-17vote,andtheSenate

ingspendingwithalltheuncer-

communitysupervision,andre-

countable by strengthening

vism, hold offenders more ac-

havebeenproventoreducerecidi-

grams,practicesandpoliciesthat

Peterssaid,“byinvestinginpro-

Thiswillimprovepublicsafety,

eralfunds,”shesaid,forthenew

and$3millioninone-timegen-

giventostateemployees,plusa

andeducationanother$2.1mil-

providers another $4.6 million

TheBoardofRegentsreceived

conciliatory in his attempt to

kinder

and

more

one-timefunding.

locations with an additional 1 percentone-timerateincreasefor theremainderofthisfiscalyear.

Itwouldalsohavetakenaway

duce corrections spending and

focus prison space on violent, chronic,andcareercriminals.

Thisisabudgetthatisrespon-

sibleandwillcontinuetoserve ourcitizensandourstateforthe coming year and positions our stateforfuturegrowth.” The House adopted the bill

adoptedit31-4.

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Se n io r Fo c u s Best of Luck 2012 - 2013 SENIORS
Se n io r Fo c u s
Best of Luck 2012 - 2013 SENIORS
KennyCarmichael
Kenny Carmichael is the 17 year old son of Bart and Shannon Carmichael, rural
Faith.MaternalgrandparentsareKentandDarleneSether,NewUnderwood.Paternal
grandparentsareArlenandConnieCarmichael,NewUnderwood
Kenny’s work experience includes working at home, working at BC Lether and
Saddlery.
Some of Kenny’s activities include: Football, rodeo, hanging with friends, working
onpickups,buildingthings,ridinghorsesandroping.
Most Memorable Moment: Going to Arlington for foothall playoffs and sleeping
ontheoverheadluggagerackonthecharterbus.
His favorites are: Colors: Green/Orange; Song: “Long Black Train” or “East-
boundandDown”;GrouporSinger:TobyKeith;Movies:“YooungGuns”or“Smokey
&theBandit”;Car:1969ShelbyMustang;Extra-CurricularActivities:Footballand
4-H;Hobbies:Hunting,fishing,weldingandcards;Subject:Science/Math;Teacher:
K en n y C ar mi c ha e l
Mr.WeislerBuilding&TradesMobileUnit.
Best thing about Faith High School: Walking outside in between classes while
inthetrailers.Beingabletoknoweveryoneinyourownwayandinagoodway.
His accomplishments include: Being on the A and Stratight A Honor Roll through
highschool.
Future plans include: Kenny plans on going to Mitchell Technical Institute for
carpentry.Thengraduatingandgoingtoworkandthemworkonandhavehisown
ranch.
AshleyJoDrum
Ashley Jo Drum is the 17 year old daughter of Gary and Karleen Drum, Faith. Ma-
ternalgrandparentsarePatandYvonneDonova,Dupree.Paternalgrandparentsar
thelateZearlandShirleyDrum.
Ashley has worked on the ranch, and Lynn’s Dakotamart, as a cashier.
Some of Ashley’s activities include: Volleyball, cheerleading, Student Council,
DramaClub.
Most Memorable Moment: State Volleyball and State Student Council last year.
Her favorites are: Color: Pink; Songs: “Center of It” by Chris August, “Proof of
YourLove”byForKing’sCountry;GrouporSingers:TaylorSwift,BascallFlats,three
DaysofGrace; Movie: “AWalktoRemember”SafeHaven”; Car:YellowPorsche;
Extra-Curricular Activities: StudentCouncil,volleyball,cheerleading; Hobbies:
Reading,ridinghorsesandspendingtimewithfriends; Subject: Sience; Teacher:
Mrs.KingandMrs.Fischbach.
Best thing about Faith High School: Everybody knows everybody and all the
teacherscareaboutyandalwaystrytohelp.
A
s h l e y J o D r u m
Her accomplishments include: National Honor Society, National Mathematics
AwardandAcademicOlympics
Futureplansinclude:AshleyplansonattenddingUniversityofMaryandearning
herBachelor’sDegreeinNursing.
Sponsoredby:FarmersStateBank–Faith,SD

LonghornsareRegion8B

Runner-up;endseason19-3

Forthesecondstraightyear,

Faith

15-31-40-51

Dupree

20-36-50-66

theDistrict16BchampionsFaith

Stats:CadenSmiley2assts,5

theRegion8Btitleandtheberth

CodyTrainor26pts,3assts,3

reb,2stls;DrewVance2pts,3

match-upinMobridgeonTues- reb,1stl;JariusHalligan3pts,2

day,March5thdrewbigfansup-

portersforbothsides. The Longhornswere19-2on

theseasonwithbothlossescom-

ingfromtheDupreeTigerswith

only1lossthisseason.

The Longhorns got off to an earlyleadbuttheTigerstieditup inahurry.Theboysgotthelead againbutonceagaintheTigers evenedthescoreandmaintained the lead throughout the rest of the game. Dupree held a five pointleadattheendofthefirst two quarters but increased the lead in the second half. Cody Trainorwasthehighscorerofthe night for both teams with 26 points.Dupree’sNateWidowhad

21pointsonthenight.

Quarterscores

LangfordArea–12:00PMCST;

#4 Potter County vs #5 South

Central–1:45PM;and#2James

District 15B Dupree Tigers for

reb,2stls;CodyBernstein4reb;

totheStateBTournament.The

Longhornsweredefeatedbythe

assts,1reb;JoshAfdahl 5pts,2 reb;MartyShaff 2pts;Reggie Rhoden 13pts,3reb,1blk.

The Longhorns were 38% on

theirfieldgoalsand81%fromthe

freethrowline. Thepairingsforthefirstround action for the State B Tourna-

mentinAberdeenhas#3Dupree

playing#6Arlingtonat7:45on

Thursday, March 14th. Other

pairingshas#1WhiteRivervs#8

Valley Christian vs #7 Viborg-

Hurley–6:00PM.TheClassB

gameswillbetelevisedonSDPB1

beginningat11:00AMourtime.

WewishtheDupreeTigersthe

bestofluck!

SDStockgrowers,

Cattlewomenoffer$1,000

BeefIndustryScholarship

TheSouthDakotaStockgrow- detailscanbefoundbyvisiting

www.southdakotastockgrowers.o

rgorbycontactingtheSDStock-

growersAssoc.at605-342-0429.

Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2013 and the

scholarshipwillbeawardeddur-

ing the Stockgrowers Annual

Convention on September 28,

2013.

DonationstotheGuyE.Ham Beef Industry Scholarship are

gratefully accepted by the SD StockgrowersAssociationforthe

purposeofcontinuingthisschol-

arshipprogram.Pleasecontact

SilviaChristenformoreinforma-

tion about contributing to this scholarship.

ers Association and the South Dakota Cattlewomen are cur-

rentlyacceptingapplicationsfor

a$1,000scholarshipinmemory

ofGuyE.Ham.Thescholarship isavailabletoanySouthDakota student having completed at leastoneyearofpost-secondary educationandpursuingacareer

inanagriculturaloragri-busi-

nessrelatedfield. This $1,000 scholarship is madepossiblebythegenerosity andgiftoftheGuyE.HamBeef IndustryScholarshipinmemory ofGuyHamandhiscommitment tothefutureoftheagriculture industryinSouthDakota. Application information and

emailusatfaithind@faithsd.com

tothefutureoftheagriculture industryinSouthDakota. Application information and emailusatfaithind@faithsd.com

March13,2013•TheFaithIndependent•Page 9

LegislativeUpdate

Rep.BettyOlson

nightinPierreanddrovehomeon

Dakotalegislaturehasfinished.

Thesearesomeofthebillsthe

onMarch25,butsofarthegover- legislaturesenttothegovernor

thisweek:

HB1050tomakeanappropri-

ationforcostsrelatedtothesup-

mountain pine

beetles,toestablishacostshare

programwiththecountiesinthe

state, and to declare an emer- gency.

HB1122revisesrequirements

relatingtohealthinsuranceplans forcountyofficersandemployees.

HB1137impactseducationin

SouthDakota,makesanappro-

priation,anddeclaresanemer-

gency.

HB1164establishesaclass-

roominnovationgrantprogram andmakesanappropriation. HB 1165 revises provisions concerningtheagriculturalland taskforce. HB 1168 is my bill to allow

pression of

WereturntoPierreforVetoDay

The2013sessionoftheSouth

Saturday.

norhasn’tvetoedanybills. Fridaystartedoffonapositive note early that morning when Gov.DauggardinvitedSen.Mike Vehle and me to his office to

watchhimsignourbill,SB205,

toputwolvesonthepredatorlist

in South Dakota. Just as I re- turnedtocaucus,Rep.ScottCraig

gotacallfromthegovernor’sof-

fice asking Rep. Craig, Rep. Hickey,Sen.Tiezan,andmeto comedownwhilehesignedour

bill,HB1087,thatprovidesfor

the creation of school sentinel programsandforthetrainingof schoolsentinels.Thegovernor’s officestafftookpicturesofboth billsigningsandIthinkI’llprint themoffforshowandtell!

Anotherofmybills,HB1123

to increase the surcharge on

huntinglicensesforpredatorcon-

trol, to make an appropriation, andtodeclareanemergency,had along,torturoustripthatended lateinthenightonFriday.HB

1123passedtheHouseonMon- HB1184appropriates4mil-

day. Tuesday

amended a one-time appropria-

iprovementstothestateparksys-

tem.YoucanbetIvotedNOon thisone!

HB1126revisesthemassage

therapylicensingrequirements. HB 1144 permits the eutha-

andthenpassedHB1123.Since

thebillwasamendedintheSen- nizationofwildlifeseriouslyin-

ate, it had to go to conference

committeeandtheHouseappro- HB1098requirestheLegisla-

priatorsstronglyopposeditbe-

cause they had already killed

Senate Majority Leader Russ

Olson’sbill,SB238toappropri- stitutes,andtoapprovebondsfor

ate$300,000totheanimaldam- leasepurchaseagreementswith

age control fund for predator controlservices.Theconference committeeinvitedTonyLeiffrom GF&Ptositdownwithustofind asolutionthatwouldprovidethe

ceptiontotheprovisionsthatex-

HB1234providesalimitedex-

tionof$300,000 intoittocover theextrapredatorcontrolcosts

liondollarstotheDepartmentof

Game, Fish and Parks to fund

predator control boards to in- creaseleviestopayforpredator controlifapprovedbyamajority ofthelivestockproducerswithin thedistrict.

the

Senate

until the hunting license sur- chargerevenuestartscomingin whenthelawtakesaffectinJuly

juredinmotorvehicleaccidents.

turetoapprovebondsforlease purchase agreements with the

fourpostsecondarytechnicalin-

WesternDakotaTechnicalInsti-

tuteandSoutheastTechnicalIn-

stitute.

needed funding until the sur- chargestarts.Heofferedacash

transferof$160,000fromGF&P

SB166extendsthenumberof

whenthesurchargemoneystarts

comingin.Theconferencecom-

mitteeacceptedthecompromise

andsentthebillbacktotheSen- SB 106 prohibiting minors

fromusingwirelesscommunica-

tion devices while operating motor vehicles upon the public highwayswasamendedtomake itasecondaryoffense.

SB59prohibitsthedisposalof

oilandgasfieldwastesunlessit comesfromenergydevelopment withinSouthDakota.

SB194extendsthesunsetdate

for expenditures from a school district'scapitaloutlayfund. SB 151 clarifies the mainte- nance responsibilities on unim-

amendedHB1123at11:00Fri-

daynightandsentittothegov-

ernor’soffice.

ate.TheSenatefinallypassedthe

thatwillberepaidwithinterest

emptsportshootingrangesfrom thepublicnuisancelawsandto declareanemergency.

yearsthatpermitstocarryacon-

cealedweaponarevalidfromfour yearstofiveyears.

Thelegislaturespentallday

dealingwithamendmentstoSB

90,whichistheGeneralAppro-

priationsbill.SB90revisesthe

General Appropriations Act for

fiscalyear2013,providesfunding

fortheincreasedcostsassociated

withtheemployeehealthinsur-

ance and internal service bu-

reaus,

and

declares

an

emergency.Afteralongdiscus- provedsectionlines.

sion,theHousepassedSB90and

sentitontotheSenate.TheSen-

atealsohadlongdiscussionsbe-

fore they passed the G bill at

midnight.Needlesstosay,most

ofusspentwhatwasleftofthe

SB28revisesthepropertytax

leviesforthegeneralfundofa schooldistrict. SB 235 creates the building South Dakota fund, deposits money into the building South

Dakota fund, creates programs and funds to enhance economic

development,makescontinuous appropriations to these funds, providesreinvestmentpayments to stimulate economic develop- mentandinvestment,revisesthe

stateaidtogeneraleducationfor-

mulabyincludinganadjustment forstudentswithlimitedEnglish proficiency, and to declare an

emergency.

SB195establishesincentives

forwindenergyfacilities,revises

theamountthatmayberebated

forthegrossreceiptstaxonelec-

tricityproducedonwindfarms,

provides a penalty for filing a

falseaffidavit,andmakesacon-

tinuousappropriation. SB 233 creates the critical

teachingneedsscholarshippro-

gram and makes an appropria- tion to the education enhance- menttrustfundtoprovideforthe annual funding of the scholar- ships. SB 237 to appropriate funds for deposit into the need-based

grantfund,toprovideforannual

fundingoftheneed-basedgrant

fundwithaportionofthefunds

receivedfromtheeducationen-

hancementtrustfund,andtode-

clareanemergency.

SB39toestablishapenaltyfor

ajuvenileconvictedasanadultof

aClassAorBfelonyandallowing

asentenceofuptolifeimprison- 855-2824.

mentafterasentencinghearing.

Thislinkwillletyoucheckon

thefinaldispositionofalllegisla-

tion:http://legis.state.sd.us/and

youcancallmeathomeat605-

thefinaldispositionofalllegisla- tion:http://legis.state.sd.us/and youcancallmeathomeat605- emailusatfaithind@faithsd.com

emailusatfaithind@faithsd.com

thefinaldispositionofalllegisla- tion:http://legis.state.sd.us/and youcancallmeathomeat605- emailusatfaithind@faithsd.com

Page 10 March13,2013•TheFaithIndependent

ShorttakesfromtheStateCapitol

ByElizabeth“Sam”Grosz, C o m m u n i ty N e w s Se r v i c e

Usingindexestoguide

bullbuyingdecisions

incomepregnantwomen.Whileit

theS.D.Legislature’srecentac-

tion. •Two new scholarship pro- gramswerecreatedandnoware

waitingtheGovernor’ssignature. The first sets up a program to

awardscholarshipsbasedonfi-

nancial needs of students. The secondwillawardscholarshipsto

studentswhowillteachincriti-

cal-needfields.

hisconsideration.Atthediscre-

additional$1surchargeonmost

sentinelsmaybeplacedintheir

schoolbuildings.Theboard’sde-

Game,FishandParkswillbeal- cisiontoputtheprograminplace

lowedtoshift$150,000initscur-

rentbudgettothiseffort,sothat itcanbeginthisspring.Later,the GF&Pmayshiftbackthesame amount when the surcharges

fromhuntinglicensesstartcom-

ingin.

•Handheldcommunicationde-

beendorsedornominatedbypo-

•Judicialcandidatesnowmay

huntinglicenses.Inaddition,the

tionoflocalschoolboards,armed

trolinthestatewillcomefroman

tinel program made it through boththeHouseandSenateand nowisontheGovernor’sdeskfor

Here’sabriefreviewofsomeof

razethreebuildingsattheSTAR

AcademyinCusterCounty.None

Today's cattle ranchers may

ofthemoney,saidRep.JimBolin,

R-Canton,willcomefromthegen- experienceinformationoverload

whentryingtomakegeneticpur-

eral fund. Included in the esti- mated cost: construction of a maintenancebuilding. •Bondingauthorityforeachof

"Thereisanabundanceofin-

formationavailabletoranchersto helpmakegeneticdecisions.The number of traits for which we have Expected Progeny Differ-

creasedby$38millionperschool.

All future bonds have to be

broughtbacktotheLegislature forapproval.Themeasureawaits theGovernor’s approval. •SouthDakotahasbeenthe onlystateintheunionwithouta needs-basedscholarshipprogram

position. All that information

doesn'tmaketheselectiontask

easy,"saidWarrenRusche,SDSU

forcollegestudents.Withthepas-

ist."Itcanbeabitlikepicking

your 20 favorite George Strait songs;someharddecisionsneed tobemade." He adds that one challenge

whenusingEPDsisbalancingbe-

•Througha“hoghouse”ma- tweendifferenttraitsandwhat

kindoftrade-offscattleproducers

billconcerningEducationalServ- canaffordtomake.

"Perhapstherearetwobulls

you'reconsidering;oneoffersex-

cellentgrowthperformanceand acceptable carcass traits, the otherjustmeetsyourtargetfor growth but the bull's marbling

gency.”Itrolls$250millionun- EPDisexceptional.Traditional

used from the 2013 general

budgetintotheFY2014budget.

Rep.BrianGosch,R-RapidCity, said Ellsworth is an economic baseforthewholestate,andit wasa“nobrainer”toapprovethis particularbill,sinceitwouldhelp maintaintheviabilityofthebase.

twobullswillbemoreprofitable

joboftellinguswhichoneofthese

traitEPDsdon'tdoaverygood

Governor'sOfficeofEconomicDe-

velopmentfor“enhancingthemil-

itaryvalueofEllsworthAirForce

iceAgenciesinthestate,toone which provides funding in the

neuver,SB76waschangedfroma

ExtensionCow/CalfFieldSpecial-

sage of SB237 that is about to change.Studentswiththelargest

needs will be the first in line. Sen.RussellOlson,R-Wentworth, said“thisisnotahandout,,buta handup.”

clude carcass traits as well as

was expected to cost over

$500,000,itwasseenasatleast

a break-even venture, as preg- nant women without pre-natal careoftenhaveprematurebabies withmorehealthproblemsand

extendedhospitalizations.

atoolthatevaluatesthevalueof

the outputs and also considers input costs. Fortunately those kindsoftoolsarebecomingmore availableintheformofselection indexes.

Selectionindexes,Ruscheex-

plains,usethetraitEPDsinan economic model to put a dollar

ences(EPDs)hasincreasedtoin- valueonanindividualbull.He

referstoagraphandsharesan

chasingdecisions.

•Thecontroversialschoolsen- the state’s tech schools was in-

•Moremoneyforpredatorcon-

traitssuchasstayabilityanddis- example.

"Forexample,theAngusAsso-

ciationpublishesaWeanedCalf

Value($W)indexthatconsiders

birth weight, weaning weight, maternal milk and mature cow weight,"hesaid,referencingthe Table."Themodelconsidershow

changesinthosetraitsmightaf-

fectpercentcalfcropandweaning weights,andalsoconsiderswhat mighthappentofeedcostsover timeusingrealworldpricesfor bothcattleandfeed." Whenusingselectionindexes, Ruschesayscattleproducersstill needtousetheircommonsense. "Wecouldhaveacasewherea bullmightbeundesirableforone trait,butsosuperiorforoneor twothathestillranksveryhigh onanindex,"hesaid."Arancher mightwanttosetsomeminimum or maximum values for some traitstomakesurethatthebull will"fit"intheirsystem." Also, Rusche explains that theseindexesaresetupusinga

one-size fits all approach that may not exactly work in every cattleproducer'ssituation. Tolearnmore,visitiGrow.org,

orcontactyourlocalSDSUEx-

tensionRegionalCenterandvisit with an SDSU Cow/Calf Field Specialist.

mustbemadeinpublicsession,

anditmaybereferredtoavoteof

thepublic.

liticalparties.Theendoftheban wasrequestedbySupremeCourt

Chief Justice David Gilbertson,

SouthDakota’sban.TheGover-

norsignedthebillMarch4.

vices,suchascellphones,willbe

prohibitedtobeusedbyteenaged

motoristswithinstructionorre-

stricted minor’s permits. Those

whoare16-to18-years-oldwho

March8thatendsthepracticeof

won’tbeaffected.Itwillbeasec- votersbeingabletocastabsentee

ondaryoffense,ratherthanone

whichwouldbegroundstostopa

driver.Thebillwastheonlyone of four recommended by a teen driving task force to make it throughbothhouses.

•DespiteachangeintheGov-

•TheGovernorsignedabill

have a full operator’s permit

following a federal court ruling againstaMontanalawsimilarto

ballotsatthecourthouseonelec- Base, and to declare an emer-

tionday.Thosewhocan’tgettoa pollingplacecanstillreceivean absenteeballotbymessengerthat day. The measure is aimed at

lesseningvoterfraudandlighten-

ingtheloadofcountyauditorson electionday. • Legislation was passed by both houses that approves

$215,000 spending authority to

toown,"hesaid.

EPDsalsodon'taddresscosts.

ernor’sthinking,legislatorskilled a measure March 8 that would have provided government-

fundedprenatalcaretomorelow-

"Weallknowthatselectingfor

moregrowthandmorematernal

milkinthesiresofourreplace-

mentscanincreaseourweaning weights,"Ruschesaid. Cattle producers also know thatthosehigherproducingcows requiremorenutrients-andthat costs money. In this situation, Ruschesaysproducerscoulduse

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March13,2013•TheFaithIndependent•Page 11

Ag Secretary Vilsack’s Column

We’re always looking for new waystosavemore.

Thesetargetedeffortshaveal-

spending cuts, known here in Washington as “the sequester,” took effect when Congress was unabletoreachanewagreement

At the same time, we have achievedrecordresults–record farmloans,recordconservation efforts,recordassistanceforrural

onthebudget.Thesecutsarere-

quired by law for every item withinUSDA’sbudget,andthey willimpactalloftheworkwedo insomeway.

businesses,andmuchmore.This wasmadepossiblebyaconcerted effortateverylevelofUSDAto find smart, targeted, common- senseefficiencies. Theacross-the-boardsequester cutslimitourabilitytoachieve

havecarriedoutworkforcereduc- additionalcommon-sensebudget

tions,closedofficesandlaborato- reductions.Forexample,USDA

ries,andstreamlinedITservices.

will be forced to carry out fur-

operations and safeguard tax-

toric efforts

tion,USDAalreadyhasmadehis-

$700million.Infact,ouroperat-

ingbudgettodayislowerthanit

readysavedtaxpayersmorethan

OnMarch1,across-the-board

wasin2009.

UndertheObamaAdministra-

to

streamline

payer dollars. Under our Blue- print for Stronger Service, we

loughsoffoodinspectors–anac-

tion that will force plant

shutdownsandputanewstrain

onlivestockproducers.

AsUSDAmovesforwardtoim-

plementthesequesterasrequired

byCongress,Iamcommittedto

carryingoutthesecutsinaman-

nerthatisfair,andonethatpro-

videstheleastpossibledisruption

forUSDA’scustomers.Theindis-

criminatenatureofthesequester

willmakebothofthesegoalsdif-

ficult,butwetakeourworkseri-

ously.Wearenotgoingtoletup inoureffortstostrengthenthe ruraleconomyandbuildupnew economic opportunity in rural America. RuralAmericahasmomentum today,growingmorefood,more jobs,andmoreopportunitythan

everbefore.Thesequesterthreat-

ens to deeply impact this progress.That’swhyIhopethat Congresswilltakeactionsoonto averttheseharmfulcuts,andlet usatUSDAgetbacktofinding common-sensebudgetreductions thathavealreadysavedhundreds ofmillionsofdollars.

SDDepartmentofAgriculture

servingproducersfor110years

TheSouthDakotaDepartment

On Feb.22,Reps.GaryCam-

opedtheDepartmentofHorticul- Common-senseefficienciesand

ture,Manufactories,andDomes- recordaccomplishments

ticArts,establishedin1903.

ofAgriculture(SDDA)iscelebrat-

ing110years!

FrankM.Byrnewasappointed thefirstSouthDakotaSecretary ofAgriculturebyGov.WilliamH.

mackofUnionCenter,DennisFe-

ickert of Aberdeen and Charlie

McMasterin1921,atwhichtime

the Department of Marketing wasestablished.DuringByrne’s

tenure, he worked tirelessly to

createtheSouthDakotaDepart-

mentofAgriculture,includingthe divisions of Animal Industry Board; Markets, Statistics, and Immigration; Inspections; and GameandFish. Over the years, the depart- ment has been re-evaluated. It

opentothepublic.Formoreinfor- currentlyconsistsofsevendivi-

sions:theOfficeoftheSecretary;

andprovideinformationonserv-

departmentwillholdofficetours

Hoffman of Eureka and Sen. ShantelKrebsofRenneroffereda legislative commemoration to complimentSDDA’smanyyears ofservicetothestate’sfarmers andranchers. InhonorofSDDA’sservice,the

ices available to farmers and

ranchersfrom3-5p.m.CDTon

Tuesday, March 19. Tours are

mation,contactSusanZilverberg

at605-773-5425.

SDDAisproudtohaveserved

AgriculturalPolicy;Agricultural

Development;AgriculturalServ- Wehavecutourtravelcostsby

morethan42percentsince2010.

ices;ResourceConservationand Forestry; Wildland Fire; and StateFairPark. AgricultureisSouthDakota's

producers in the state for 110

years.Asthestate’sNo.1indus-

try,thedepartmentworkstopro-

mote, protect, preserve, and

improveSouthDakota’sagricul- No.1industry,generatingover

turefortodayandtomorrow. In 1885, South Dakota and

NorthDakota,jointlyknownthen

asDakotaTerritory,wereman- South Dakota Department of

agedbyaBoardofAgriculture.

WhenSouthDakotaandNorth

Dakotaofficiallybecamestatesin 1889, the board continued to managebothareaswithcitizens from each state. As each state continuedtoseparateandgrow

ontheirown,SouthDakotadevel-

tivityandemployingmorethan 122,000 South Dakotans. The

Farm Ground ~~ Ranch Land

Micky Barnica Estate & Larry Barnica

ABSOLUTE~AUCTION

Mon. Mar. 25, 2013 * 1:00 pm MT

4094+ Deeded Acres -- Plus 723 acre Tribal Lease & 1857 acre Private Lease -- Ziebach County – north of Faith, SD

Auction held at old Community Center on Main St. in Isabel, SD (Hwy 20 & Hwy 65)

Directions to Glad Valley: From Faith, SD, go 3 W on Hwy 212, then 30 N on Hwy 73, then 20 E on Hwy 20 ~~~ From Lemmon, SD, go 35 S on Hwy 73, then 20 E on Hwy 20 ~~~ From Isabel, SD, go 17 W on Hwy 20 ~~ At Glad Valley, SD, go 3 N & 1 W to reach property

4094.2 Deeded plus 723.61 Tribal (all pasture) & 1857.09 Linch Family Trust Lease (mostly pasture w/172.47 A. crop land) •1833.38 Deeded Farmland w/more land that could be farmed ! 320.24 Deeded Winter Wheat planted ! 528.55 Deeded in Hay (alfalfa & grass) ! 984.59 Deeded in Stubble & Summer Fallow •2260.82 Deeded Presently in Pasture & Trees Farmland acres fenced & laid out in strips ~ Hunting ~ Shelterbelts ~ Barns, Corrals & Windbreak ~ Stock Dams, Spring Fed Dugouts, Wells, some pipelines ~ Good access ~ Only 3 - 4 miles from Hwy 20 ~ FSA payments & Crop Bases ~~~ OFFERED IN 7 TRACTS AND AS 1 UNIT

Tract 1: 160 acres ~ NE ! Sec. 18 ~ 153+ tillable acres w/ 40+ acres planted to W Wheat and 35+ acres Alfalfa ~Taxes: $336.94 or $2.11/acre Tract 2: 320 acres ~ N " of Sec. 17 ~ 311+ tillable acres w/77+ acres planted to W Wheat and 88+ acres Alfalfa/Grass ~Taxes: $739.54 or $2.31/acre Tract 3: 289.48 acres ~ Most of west half of Sec. 7 ~ 269+ tillable acres w/ 34+ acres Alfalfa ~Taxes: $ 642.65 or $

2.22/acre

Tract 4: 577.18 acres ~ Most of Sec. 6 424.5+ tillable acres w/80 acres planted to W Wheat, 226+ acres Alfalfa, & 164 acres pasture ~ Some pasture areas would be tillable ~ Elec, & good well w/tire tank in NW ! ~Taxes: $1164.04 or

$2.02/acre

Tract 5: 863.01 acres ~ All of Sec. 24 and most of the west side of Sec. 19 ~ Great site for headquarters w/good, mature shelterbelt w/majestic pines, spruce, good well & elec, all in center of Sec. 24 ~ Dams & spring-fed dug-outs throughout Tract ~ 221+ tillable acres w/ 66+ acres planted to W Wheat, & 79+ acres Grass/Alfalfa ~ 640 acres pasture ~Taxes: $1699.84 or $1.97 /acre Tract 6: approx. 775 acres ~ All of Sec.13 and most of NW ! of Sec. 18 ~ Mostly Pasture ~ Spring fed dug-outs & Dams ~ Borders county road ~ 35+ tillable acres, presently in grass, & 734 acres pasture ~Taxes: $1,076.86 or $

1.39/acre

Tract 7: 1109.14 acres ~ “Fort Barnica” ~ all of Sec. 5, except for Mrs. Micky Barnica # s home) and E " of Sec. 7, and NW! of Sec. 8 ~ Barn, Corrals, & Windbreak, w/elec & especially good well w/automatic waterer in Sec. 7. (This is where Larry & Micky did their calving.) ~ See well log & you can see this could be used to pipe water throughout tract ~ Dams & Spring-fed Dug-outs ~ A lot of Sec. 7 used to be hayed ~ Sec. 5 also has springy draw to provide water all along it in wet years ~ Water Pipeline w/tank, & small dug-out in Sec. 5 ~ 417+ tillable acres w/55+ acres planted to W Wheat, 28+ acres Alfalfa/Grass & 684 acres pasture ~ Taxes: $1699.84 or $2.05/acre Successful bidder on this tract also gets option for Tribal Lease & Linch Family Trust Lease

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2721.4 +/- Acres of Pasture and Hayland For Sale at Absolute Auction Property Location: Corson
2721.4 +/- Acres of Pasture and Hayland
For Sale at Absolute Auction
Property Location: Corson & Perkins County, S.D.
Owner: Estate of Judith Buer; Connie Ellison, John Buer & Shawn Buer
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. MDT
Dakota Lodge – Lemmon, S.D.
Property Details:
Tract 1: 960 +/-Acres
Tract 2: 1280 +/-Acres
Legal Description – N1/2 NW1/4, SW1/4 NW1/4,
NW1/4 SW1/4 of Section 18-19N-17E. All of Section
12; NE1/4 of Section 13-19N-16E (Perkins County,
SD)
Land Use – 674.6 acres of pasture and 285.4 acres of
hay land & improved pasture with water
provided by well, pipeline, and dams.
Location – Twenty four miles south of Lemmon, SD.
Three miles east of SD Highway 73.
Improvements – None 2012 RE Taxes: $1913.48
Legal Description – SW1/4 of Section 17; E1/2 of Section 18;
E 1/2 of Section 19; W1/2 of Section 20; NW1/4 of Section
29-18N-17E (Perkins County, SD)
Land Use – 689 acres of pasture and 591 acres of hay land
& improved pasture with water
provided by well, creeks, and dams.
Location – Thirty five miles south of Lemmon, SD. Eight
miles southeast of SD Highway 73.
Improvements – Older dwelling, two barns, three grain bins,
and corrals. 2012 RE Taxes: $2542.92
Tract 3: 160 +/-Acres
Tract 4: 321.4 +/-Acres
Legal Description – SW1/4 of Section 27-15N-17E
(Perkins County, SD)
Land Use – 160 acres of pasture.
Location – Twenty three miles north of Faith, SD.
Six miles east of SD Highway 73.
Improvements – None.
2012 RE Taxes: $190.84
Legal Description – Lots 1-2-3-4, S1/2 N1/2 of Section 3-18N-
18E (Corson County, SD) Land Use – 220.4 acres of hay land
and 101 acres of pasture with water provided by well and
creek.
Location – Forty two miles southeast of Lemmon, SD. Twelve
miles southeast of SD Highway 73.
Improvements – Building site with older outbuildings and
corrals.
2012 RE Taxes: $693.62 Grazing permit to qualified buyer.
Terms & Conditions: Tracts 1 through 4 will be sold at absolute auction. Successful bidder (s) will deposit 10% non-refundable
earnest money on auction day, with the balance due at closing. Property will be offered in four tracts. Closing to be held on or before
April 30, 2013. Seller will retain all owned mineral rights including coal, scoria, gravel, clay and all aggregate on or under
the surface. Property sold without buyer contingencies of any kind. Buyers should have financial arrangements secured
prior to bidding. 2012 Real Estate Taxes to be paid by seller with the 2013 Real Estate Taxes to
be prorated to the date of closing. Possession gives as follows: Immediate possession at
closing. Title will transfer on the Perkins County property by title insurance and the Corson
County property transferred by up-to-date abstracts and by either a personal representative or
individual warranty deed. Title insurance cost will be split 50/50 between buyer and seller. Property sold by legal description only.
Descriptions and information are from sources deemed reliable although neither the seller or Auctioneer-Broker are making any
guarantees or warranties, actual or implied. Buyers should inspect property to the extent deemed necessary and use your own judg-
ment when bidding. Auctioneers-Broker are representing the seller interests in this transaction.
Announcements made at auction take precedence over any printed material or prior representation.
Offered By: Sagebrush Realty Lemmon, SD (701) 220-0778
Wayne Weishaar – Salesperson (701) 376-3109 • Sarah Weishaar – Salesperson (701) 376-3582
www.weishaarsales.com

S.D.HP

toretire

bombdog

Afteradecadeofsniffingout

explosives with a nose-to-the- groundworkethic,Jetisretiring fromtheSouthDakotaHighway Patrol. Jet, an 11-year-old Belgian sheepdog,beganhiscareerwith

theHighwayPatrolin2003asa

policeservicedogtrainedtode-

tecttheodorsofmanydifferent

compoundsthatcouldbeusedto

constructexplosivedevices.

on

Wednesday,March6.Gov.Den-

nisDaugaardissuedaproclama-

tionmarkingtheoccasion,saying

“Itisimportanttohonorveteran

policeservicedogswhoarefaith-

ful,loyalanddevotedtotheirre-

sponsibilities and provide a

valuable service to their South Dakotacommunities.’’ Lt.ScottSheldonhasbeenthe dog’shandlerforthepastdecade.

“TheK-9explosivesdetection

unitisdifferentfromtheK-9nar-

coticsunit,”Sheldonsaid.“We’re notlikethedopedogs.Wedon’t wanttofindanything.” Jet has been used to sweep

throughtheStateCapitolbuild-

ingandotherfacilitiesandloca-

tions, says Col. Craig Price, superintendent of the Highway Patrol.

“Heisalsoabletodetectre-

cently fired weapons at venues such as the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally,’’Pricesaid.“Hehasbeena

greatpartnertoLieutenantShel-

don and has helped with many

seizuresandthecaptureofcrim-

inals.”

Pricesaidtheexplosive-detec-

tion duties will be assumed by TrooperMichaelDaleandPSD Raica. BasedinPierreanddeployed throughout the state, Jet com- pleted protective sweeps of the State Capitol during legislative sessions, Supreme Court hear-

ingsandotherofficialfunctions.

SheldonandJetalsorespondedto

bombthreatsandprovideddigni-

taryprotectionfunctionsinclud-

ing assignments for the U.S.

SecretService,policeandsheriffs’

departments,schoolsanduniver-

sities. “Jet is a very social dog but knowswhenitistimetowork,’’ Sheldon said. “When he is off- duty,Igivehimhisfoodandhis kennel.Hedoesn’tneedtoworry

about obedience training after

work.Justlikeanyotherenforce-

mentagentwiththePatrol,Jet

becomesmorefocusedwhenheis

onduty.”

JetwillbereleasedfromSouth Dakota service into the care of Sheldonandhisfamily. “I’ll have to keep him in his

kennelforawhilewhenIamput-

ting on my uniform,’’ Sheldon said.“Heknowswhenitistimeto gotowork,andnowthathewon’t gettogowithme,he’llbealittle cranky.”

Jet

officially retired

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