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Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.Coffee & Donuts: 10:30 a.m.Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Sept. - May
OUR LADY OF VICTORY CATHOLIC CHURCHFather Bryan Sorensen • Kadoka • 837-2219
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CONCORDIA LUTHERAN • Kadoka • 837-2390Pastor Art Weitschat
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1 Thessalonians 5:24Have you ever felt discouraged about trying to livethe Christian life? If your efforts to make a differencein the world seem fruitless, a principle about followingChrist could change your outlook.The Lord served others in love, and His actions had tremendous impact in the world. How was He soeffective? Scripture tells us that Jesus did not speak or act on His own initiative but, rather, dependedupon His Father abiding in Him to do the work (John 14:10). And we are to follow His example.Yet we often attempt to serve out of our own abilities, intelligence, and reasoning power. Even thoughwe may pour great effort and long hours into ministry, these alone won't produce fruitfulness, becausewe'e not ministering as the Lord intended.True service is commissioned, empowered, and blessed by God alone. It may be our hands that areworking, but our Father is the One at work. And the glory belongs to Him, not us.What comfort this should give us! The Lord is not looking for people who are extremely talented. Hewill use all who are willing to let His Spirit work through them. And we can be confident that He willprovide all we need in order to do whatever He asks.Who among us can serve the living God? Truthfully, no one can. Genuine service occurs only when weallow the Almighty to pour Himself through us; we are mere vessels. Even if the impact is not obvious tous, we know that God has achieved Hispurpose. And above all, He is glorified.
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Monday, August 6
Taco casserole, tossed salad,chips and salsa, and peaches.
Tuesday, August 7
Oven fried chicken, pasta veg-etable salad, mixed vegetables,dinner roll, and apricots.
Wednesday, August 8
Hamburger stroganoff over noo-dles, green beans, tomato spoonsalad, bread, and pears.
Thursday, August 9
Roast pork, mashed potatoesand gravy, cooked cabbage, bread,and applesauce.
Friday, August 10
Chef salad, bread sticks, plums,and cookies.
Meals forthe Elderly
EverBlest will perform at theConcordia Lutheran Church at 7p.m. on Friday, August 3. Theirconcert will consist of Christianchoral music - a blend of traditionaland contemporary - as well as ex-cerpts from Richard Wilson’s musi-cal, He lived the Good Life.The concert will be performed asa part of EverBlest’s tour to theColorado Rockies and back thissummer.This is the 25th year of EverBlest Youth Choir, which is aninterdenominational choir, an out-reach ministry program of Cam-bridge Evangelical LutheranChurch. It has been a vital part of the youth culture in Cambridge,welcoming any high school youthwho wish to participate in the mis-sion of sharing faith and glorifyingJesus Christ through the gift of music.The summer mission tour is anintegral part of the identity of EverBlest. This year’s tour, whichis scheduled for August 2-11, willconsist of seven concerts in 10 daysin four states. In previous years,they have travelled to Mexico,Canada, Virginia beach, and mostrecently, toured New England.
EverBlest YouthChoir concert August 3
The latest US Drought Monitorhas most of Jackson County in aD2 or severe with the north westrated a D3 or extreme drought.Jackson has applied for and shouldbe named as a disaster area by theUSDA Secretary of Ag. Let’s lookat what disaster USDA/FSA pro-grams/options are/or could beavailable:Emergency Loan Program-ad-ministered by the FSA Farm LoanProgram (FLP) team.Emergency Conservation Pro-gram (ECP)-this is for emergencylivestock water (permanent & tem-porary practices). Currently nofunding for this program but coun-ties are asking to implement it-stay tuned with more to follow onthis program.Non-insured Assistance Pro-gram (NAP)-pasture, forage crops,grass hay or most crops not cov-ered by Federal Crop Insurancecoverage can be covered by NAPcoverage. This coverage is avail-able from FSA for a nominal fee.Producers who obtained ’12 NAPcoverage by the applicable dead-lines need to make sure that atimely Notice of Loss is on file atthe FSA County Office in order toearn any NAP benefits.Emergency release of CRP acresor haying or grazing-this has beenreleased and certain provisionsapply. Contact the FSA County Of-fice if you have CRP acres andwish to hay or graze it under ei-ther the emergency release ormanaged provisions. As most of you know, Congressis currently writing another FarmBill. Talk is that the Crop Disasterprogram or SURE and LivestockIndemnity Program (LIP or deadcow) may be again in the bill.These programs ended October of 2011. We encourage producers tocontinue to take pictures of theirdead livestock lost due to adverseweather and keep on with 3rdparty certifications, for if the LIPprogram should come back. Plusother disaster programs may alsobe authorized as a result of thishistoric drought affecting an esti-mated 65% of the country.Please don’t hesitate to call orstop by your local FSA County Of-fice if you have any questionsand/or need more information onthese or any programs adminis-tered by FSA.Of course, outside of FSA pro-grams-many producers are inquir-ing about a Disaster Declarationbecause of how livestock sales dur-ing a natural disaster (drought)are treated by the IRS. See yourtax professional for more details onthis topic
The Jackson County FSA officecan trace its roots to 1954 when itwas the Jackson/Washabaugh Of-fice with Muriel Drury at thehelm. My association and friend-ship began with the next head of what, by then, was known as the Agricultural Stabilization Conser-vation Service or the ASCS office,Stanton ‘Beef’ Uhlir. He gave anew ‘green horn’ lots of good ad-vice. Then came Steven Olson,Marcia Bunger and Brian Stewartas what is known as the CountyExecutive Directors or CED of theoffice. All became good friends andit was my turn to give some adviceand get info/advice from thecounty we always considered our‘good neighbor to the north’. Thenit was my pleasure and also sadduty to be Jackson County’s last‘acting’ CED.On Tuesday, July 24 an openhouse was held to honor, thankand say ‘good bye’ to the last twofull-time employees of the JacksonCounty FSA Office. Colleen Peter-son has over 24 years of service tothen ASCS and now, FSA. She willbe heading to the Haakon CountyFSA in Philip. Stevie Uhlir hasover 23 years of service and will begoing to the Jones County FSA inMurdo. In what was truly proof of the appreciation of their dedicatedservice to the producers, land own-ers, other Jackson County cus-tomers, our sister agency-NRCSand business associates, theturnout for this send off was reallyimpressive…the town, the county,turned out in force to show theirgratitude for the outstanding serv-ice Colleen and Stevie have pro-vided over the years. I know bothStevie and Colleen appreciate themany cards, flowers, gifts andwords of encouragement given tothem by a grateful community,county residents and friends.Friday, July 27 was the last daythat the Jackson County FSA atKadoka was open to serve its pro-ducers and customers.HaakonCounty in Philip is where the filesare going. In most cases producerscan choose to transfer to theirchoice of any convenient FSA officefor the next crop year.Many asked why and we weretold budget cuts and government‘belt tightening’ were the reasonsto consolidate some FSA Countyoffices. All I know for sure is thatKadoka and Jackson County willtruly miss this Main Street fixtureand its staff…
Jackson County FSA
Michael Goetzinger, County Executive Director
pre-planning and other more mod-ern aspects of funeral homes.School student visits now occur,with funeral directors teaching stu-dents the different aspects of deathand dying. The Rush FuneralHome website, www.rushfuneral-home. com, addresses the cost of afuneral, which includes the six per-cent sales tax for materials andservices. The site explains what fu-neral directors do, different aspectsand options of funeral arrange-ments, and how the directors canhelp the family.The new building will eventuallybe 4,917 square feet, with a 36x36garage. It will be OccupationalSafety and Health Administrationcompliant; including the air ex-change unit in the embalmingroom set to exchange the air 14times per hour. The layout of theviewing room will be for easier vis-iting of the attendees. Actual fu-neral services will still be held inchurches or other family chosenplaces.“We’re only assuming by moreroom, D.J. can do his mass commu-nication, website, videos ... he cando more. That is where the funeralhome business is changing. Youhave to be capable of supplyingboth the old and the new. We arehere to do what a family wants andwhen they want it,” said Jack
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D.J. believes the best thingabout the funeral home business isthe process. “You probably knowthe family. The next four to fivedays you are with them, you seethe way they process grief. Theyare healing. You hope you’ve been alittle part of that. Maybe that’s whyyou do it.”“The worst thing is personalscheduling. You can’t schedule any-thing, family vacations, etc., itdoesn’t matter,” said D.J.Jack said, “One thing I didn’twant to do was be tied down like onthe dairy farm I grew up on. Wehad to be there every morning andevery evening. This is totally differ-ent; we being a family owned andoperated business – we are 24/7.We’ve survived from 1967 to today,45 years of the funeral business. Ithas been a great move coming towestern South Dakota and we haveno regrets.”The new location was once thePark-Inn Cafe and gas station, be-fore it became a Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah Witnesses. “When itwas a cafe, I used to go up thereand have coffee every day,” saidJack. Today, the public opinion of the funeral home business is lean-ing away from being unapproacheduntil needed. Now coming in caninclude coffee while people discuss
Rush Funeral Home to move to new location
On July 13, 2012, the Environ-mental Protection Agency (EPA)withdrew its proposed Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 308 CAFO (Con-centrated Animal Feeding Opera-tions) Reporting Rule. Theproposed rule was the result of anout-of-court settlement agreementbetween EPA and environmentalactivists and would have requiredall cattle operations meeting theregulatory definition of a CAFO toreport a long list of informationabout their operations to EPA, in-cluding the precise type and loca-tion of the livestock operation.EPA planned to place the informa-tion gathered on the agency’s web-site in a searchable database.The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association (SDCA) voiced concern,fearing extremists could access theinformation with the intent to doharm to individual cattle opera-tions or the nation’s food system.Bryan Nagel, a cattle feederfrom Avon and chairman of theSouth Dakota Cattlemen’s Associa-tion’s Cattle Feeder Council stated,“This move by EPA is a victory forcattlemen and illustrates the im-portance of the beef cattle commu-nity working together to educategovernment officials. The impor-tance of cattlemen engaging in theregulatory process and voicing yourconcerns is most evident in thistype of win.”“Results like this verify the ben-efit of membership in organizationssuch as SDCA and the NationalCattlemen’s Beef Association. Thecollective voices of cattlemen fromacross the state and nation wereheard, preventing overreachingregulation and quieting the ex-tremists looking to harm livestockproducers,” stated Todd Wilkinson,Second Vice President of SDCA anda cattle feeder from De Smet.In comments on the proposerule, SDCA pointed out regulatoryagencies such as the South DakotaDepartment of Environment andNatural Resources already collectand monitor CAFOs through theirpermitting process and encouragedEPA to seek existing data sourcesto meet the goals of the proposedrule. In withdrawing the rule, EPA noted they will gather and evaluateinformation on CAFOs obtainedfrom already established relation-ships with states and federal part-ners.
South Dakota Cattlemen Association (SDCA) applauds the withdrawal of proposed livestock reporting rule
Jeffrey Zimprich, State Conser-vationist, of USDA’s Natural Re-sources Conservation Service,Huron, says field offices around thestate are ready to provide informa-tion and assistance to farmers hithard by the drought. NRCS admin-isters a number of Farm Bill pro-grams that provide technical andfinancial assistance to farmers andranchers to install conservationpractices.Zimprich said, “The prolongedand extreme heat temperaturescoupled with lack of rain is creatingsituations in some areas of SouthDakota where some producers maybe forced to make critical changesto their operation.” The SouthDakota Governor’s Drought TaskForce web site is an excellent re-source: http://drought.sd.gov/.NRCS is also encouraging produc-ers seeking advice to contact theirdistrict conservationist at the localfield office.The NRCS, along with manyagencies, are working to help pro-ducers with their present drought-related crop and livestockproduction needs, the agenciesstrength is in working with the pro-ducers to cooperatively identify theconservation practices and man-agement that will minimize the ef-fects of future droughts. “NRCShas a lot we can offer producerstechnically, but at this time of theyear, there is not a lot of financialassistance,” says Zimprich. “The fi-nancial assistance funds have beenobligated for this fiscal year 2012.National funding at the presenttime is being targeted toward thehardest hit drought areas acrossthe Nation. He explains, “Financialfunding may become availableafter October 1, 2012 depending onthe passage on a new Farm Bill.”“While the weather situationand soil conditions are similar tothe 1930s,” says Zimprich, “farm-ers and ranchers may be, in gen-eral, better coping with the droughtbecause of the lessons we learnedfrom the Dust Bowl. Now, produc-ers using conservation practiceshave their natural resources in abetter condition than 75 years ago.”Crop residue management helpsprevent precipitation loss by reduc-ing runoff and soil temperaturesand evaporation. Ponds, pipelinesand tanks can help distributewater to where forage is located.Grazing plans and fencing canmanage livestock grazing to keepforage plants healthy and deeprooted to maximize plant survivaland productivity. Cover crops canimprove soil health to improvewater storage in the soil profile aswell as provide additional grazing.Livestock producers have beenespecially hard hit and NRCS hasgrazing specialists that providesuggestions about range and pas-ture management and options andconsideration for forage and watermanagement. Zimprich says, “It’simportant for producers to have abackup plan such as deferred or ro-tational grazing, alternative watersources, combining herds, reducinglivestock numbers, etc.”“Producers with conservationcontracts with the agency who can-not meet established practice in-stallation deadlines will have someflexibility in meeting their obliga-tions,” said Zimprich. Zimprichsuggests that producers go overtheir contracts with their districtconservationist to determine if practice implantation schedulesneed to be modified. Some pro-grams allow for practice substitu-tion or rescheduling of installationdates.” He adds, “Assistance is alsoavailable for those farmers thathave established practices whichhave failed because of drought.”NRCS encourages farmers thatare considering installing any engi-neered practices (such as dams,grassed waterways, water and sed-iment control basins) to also con-sider resource conditions beforeconstruction. “These practices costa lot of money and we don’t want tosee them fail. One of the biggestconcerns is a lack of soil moisturethat would prohibit proper com-paction.” NRCS can adviselandowners and contractors on op-timum moisture levels to achievethe best outcome.Farmers and ranchers withwater, land or crop managementconcerns can get help from NRCSthrough the development of a con-servation plan. The EnvironmentalQuality Incentives Program (EQIP)has continuous signup. Zimprichencourages farmers and ranchersto come in to their local office forideas and future options for recov-ering from the drought. “It alsohelps us,” he says, “to get an idea of the needs out on the South Dakotalandscape so we can be ready if andwhen conservation program fund-ing becomes available.” Conserva-tion plans can include droughtplanning and are free. Being pre-pared helps producers to continueoperations even in the most severeconditions. Contact the NRCS staff in your local USDA Service Centerfor information about mitigatingdrought damage and specific FarmBill programs.
Natural Resources drought assitanceavailable for farmers/ranchers