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94¢8411910September 12, 2012
Brookings, S.D. - The droughthas left many South Dakota cat-tle producers with feed shortagesas winter approaches. To help thestate's cow/calf producers preparefor winter, SDSU Extension hostsBefore the Snow Flies Series:How Cow/Calf Producers can Pre-pare for Winter in several com-munities across South Dakotabeginning Sept. 10 including
Faith on September 17
at 4:30at the Faith Livestock Comm."This past summer's droughthas put ranchers into a difficultsituation across the state. To stayin business, producers will needwill need to figure out how muchmoney they can spend this winterwithout compromising herdhealth and reproduction," saidRobin Salverson, SDSU Exten-sion Cow/Calf Field Specialist."The upcoming Informationalmeetings are designed to addressthe nutritional, reproductive, andeconomic issues facing cow/calf producers this winter following asummer drought.Topics covered in this series in-clude; Managing and EvaluatingFeed stuffs, Availability of Alter-native Feedstuffs, Adjusting Feedfor Reproductive Success for yourCow Herd and Economics Duringand After a Drought. The serieswill be led by SDSU Extensionfield specialists with expertise incow/calf management and busi-ness management. The meetingwill include a Q&A panel to ad-dress specific questions cattle pro-ducers may have.Seminars will be held in BelleFourche, S.D., Sept. 13 at theRancher Grill beginning at 7p.m., for more information, con-tact Kalyn Bischoff at 605-842-1267; in Tripp, S.D., Sept. 13 atthe Livestock market beginningat 7:00 p.m., for more informa-tion, contact Lynn Gordon, 605-782-3290; in Faith S.D., Sept. 17at the sale barn beginning at 7p.m., for more information, con-tact Adele Harty, 605-374-4177.The Faith City Council agendafor their September 4th meetingincluded the street project at thefairgrounds, the ice house and in-surance quotes.Council opened bids for thefairgrounds street project at 7:15and rejected the only bid received. Anderson Construction of Pierresubmitted a bid in the amount of $30,872.75, which was muchhigher than expected. Membersdiscussed other ways this prob-lem could be corrected, but noth-ing definite was decided.Karen Butler presented mem-bers with a quote for the City’sproperty/liabilty insurance. Theyhave two policies, one for the cityand a fire package for the fire de-partment/ambulance. Karen wentover the information with mem-bers and they will review it andmake their decision at their nextmeeting. At 7:30 bids were opened forthe various construction projects.One bid was received, Hausauerof Lemmon for $1409 for gutterand downspouts on the library.Council approved the bid.One bid was also received forpower washing and staining thedeck at the museum, but the indi-vidual had a problem with thetimeline; he didn’t have time toget it done before their deadline.Riley thought it might be betterto wait until spring to do thework, but the consensus of theCouncil was that it was better toget it protected before the coldweather. Council approvedchanging the deadline to October30th.Debbie explained that theGolden West agreement for 2014needed to be approved. She saidthere were a few changes in it butnothing critical. Golden Westhandles all the switching for theCity.Debbie explained the airportpavement and striping project toCouncil. If they get it done thisyear it will only cost them 2% of the project cost, or around $9,000.Debbie said they could use theirfuel tax which they haven’t usedin a long time. Council approvedthe project.Justin Inghram came beforeCouncil to asked about gettingelectricity to his building. MayorHaines said he and Donn had vis-ited about it earlier in the dayand Donn will get to it this weekyet or next week. Haines ex-plained to Inghram that it wouldcost him about $5,000, possiblyless, for moving the power pole,trenching, etc.Reed Henschel, on behalf of the Museum Board, explainedwork that needs to be done on theice house. There are severalthings that need attention, butthe first item is to get the electric-ity connected. He said that Sand-gren from Bison was planning todo it yet this week. They wouldalso like to have a new front doorand a deck. It will also require avintage lock. The windows anddoors need winterizing, and thesiding is really dry and cracking.He thought maybe they could justcaulk those areas. Inghram won-dered if the really bad areasshould be resided. Debbie said theCity received $9,000 from theDeadwood Historical grant andthey have used about $1400 of it.She said the grant said items in-cluded in the coverage was to re-paint the siding. They will have tomake specs for these projects andDebbie will call for quotes for thenext meeting.Debbie visited with AngelKennedy about the craft fair and Angel would do the work for $250.The information center staff did itbefore but with it closed nowthere is no one to take care of it.She said there has been some in-terest from vendors. Council ap-proved paying Angel to handlethe fair.Debbie said they didn’t need aresolution for accepting the air-port grant, just a motion. Thegrant is for $46,130 to updateequipment.Council accepted thegrant.The City is in need of a newmeter reader. The one they havecannot be repaired, and they needto have a handheld unit, and soft-ware. The unit will run around$4580 and the software $1900.Council approved the purchase of these items.Debra Wicks, on behalf of daughter Jackie, read a state-ment concerning the charges forutilities. They felt the City wasnot being fair in making her re-sponsible for the utilities insteadof her renter. Jackie thoughtwhen she left the utilities wouldbe disonnected and it would beput in the renter’s name. It wasexplained that it has been theCity policy for years to bill theowner. Members said she could,and should, charge any renter adeposit, in case of any forfeitureof payment to the City. Jim Hol-loway said any of their renterspay utilities but they are still re-sponsible. She can get her refundback, but her name, along withthe renter’s, will stay on thestatement as the owner/responsi-ble person.The budget was the next topicof discussion. Mayor Hainesasked Holloway at this time if heknew of any upcoming increase inthe cost of water from Tri CountyWater. Jim said at this time hedidn’t know of any, but it all de-pends on what funding comesdown from D.C. He said theyhave been pumping water at maxfor the past 30 days. Tri Countyhas Eagle Butte and Dupree onwater restriction, but haven’tpassed it on to Faith. It was notedthat the Corps of Engineers waswanting to charge for water fromLake Oahe, but he said thatwouldn’t affect us.Debbie wanted some clarifica-tion on some budget items. The li-brary is asking for an additional$5,000 to update 6 older comput-ers, and the CAT would like$2500 to help with maintenanceand repairs to doors and win-dows. The City gives the library$20,000 which is used forsalaries, etc. The City is trying tomake cuts, and didn’t feel thesetwo requests were necessary.Spencer said the fire departmentmet the other night and they willbe asking for funds. Haines saidthey had found another fire truck.Debbie said they have outlay forthe ambulance but Cindy hasn’t
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Faith Cit Council discusses icehouse, street project and more
B Loretta Passolt
Before the Snow Flies: HelpingCow/Calf Producers Preparesession to be held in Faith
 Another hot one ...
Hopefully, this temperature Monday after- noon was the last of the 100º days for the summer. Staff photo
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September 12, 2012
• The Faith Independent
Published in the Heart of the West River Empire
Publication No. 184760Published Weekly on WednesdayFaith, SD 57626-0038
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Funeral services for AliceThomas, age 87, of Faith, SDwere held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday,September 7, 2012 at the BethelLutheran Church in Faith. PastorWayne Olson officiated with bur-ial at the Black Hills NationalCemetery near Sturgis, SD. Alice Irene Perkins was bornon March 23, 1925 in Abbotsford,WI to Lou Albert and Anna(Lurinda) Marie Lemke Perkins.She was raised near LantrySouth Dakota. She graduatedfrom Dupree High School in 1943and went onto Black HillsTeacher's College where she grad-uated with an Associate’s Degreein Education in 1946. She mar-ried the love of her life Duane Arlee Thomas on December 8,1945. Three children were born tothis union; Renee on October 28,1949, Randy on December 9,1952, and Kurt on November 15,1954. Alice taught elementaryschool at Dupree and Solidayuntil they moved to Mobridge, SDin 1955. A couple years later theymoved to Underwood, ND.In 1962 they moved to Faith,SD where they bought a share of Faith Lumber and Duane tookover management. Alice took overthe bookkeeping records at FaithLumber in 1963 until 1988. Dur-ing her years at Faith Lumbershe became a very active memberof the American Legion Auxiliarywhere she dedicated many hoursto planning and organizing func-tions most notably Memorial DayServices. She was a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church andvery active in all the ladies activ-ities. She became a very proactivemember of the Order of the East-ern Star. Duane and Alice drovemany miles attending events re-lated to the Masons and theOrder of the Eastern Star. Alice and Duane loved to travelin their motor home, visiting all50 states along the way. Aliceloved listening and dancing tomusic, playing cards, teddy bears,and spending time with family. Itwasn't Christmas unless the kids,grandkids, and great grandkidswhere there to share. Her passionfor roses, butterflies, and cookingwill be remembered by all. Aliceand Duane were avid sports fans.They loved to watch kids playfootball, basketball, softball,track, or cross country and drovemany miles attending these activ-ities. Alice passed away on Satur-day, September 1, 2012 at theFive Counties Nursing Home inLemmon, SD with her lovingpartner of 66 years by her side.
 Alice Thomas
She is survived by her husbandand loving lifelong partner,Duane Thomas, Lemmon, SD;one son and daughter-in-law,Randy and Mona Thomas, Faith,SD; one son-in-law, Fred Reede,Meadow, SD; four grandchildren,Tanya and Bill Bushong, Faith,SD, Boyce and Melissa Reede andScott and Marla Reede, both of Lemmon, SD and Jamie and Sab-rina Thomas, San Diego, CA; ninegreat-grandchildren, Gereth,Treyton, and Gabriel Bushong,Brianna and Jacob Thomas, Dil-lon and Kole Reede, baby Reede,and Micah Reede; three sisters-in-law, Evelyn Anderson, Dupree,SD, Bernice Capp and VivianThomas, both of Spearfish, SD;and many cousins, nieces andnephews. Alice was preceded in death byher parents, Lou and LurindaPerkins; one daughter, ReneeReede; one son, Kurt Thomas; twobrothers in infancy; three sisters-in-law, Jean Capp, Ruby Thomasand Arlene Thomas; and sevenbrothers-in-law, Calvin Ander-son, Donno and Chuck Capp andWillis, Denny, Stanley and Clin-ton Thomas. Visitation was Thursday, Sep-tember 6, 2012 at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home inLemmon followed by an Order of the Eastern Star service and afamily service. A memorial has been estab-lished to the Faith EducationFoundation.Condolences may be sentthrough our website at www.fu-neralhomesofcaring.comRuby Thomas, 96, of Spearfish,SD passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at Crook CountyLong Term Care in Sundance,WY.Ruby Turgeon Thomas wasborn on June 3, 1916 in Elgin, NDto Guy and Bertha (Stoller) Bell.The family moved to Spearfish, in1931 where her father was inbusiness and was instrumental inbringing the Passion Play to theBlack HillsRuby married Joe Turgeon of St. Onge and to that union fivechildren were born; Emery Joel(JoJo), Harlene Gayle, BertaFaye, Kaye Ellen and Leslie Guy.The family lived in St. Ongewhere the children all startedschool. The family moved toDupree where they operated acafé. In 1952 they moved toSpearfish where she worked as aclerk for Bell Market.Ruby married Willis Thomas of Dupree in 1962 where theyranched for 25 years and sheworked in Hickenbotham’s Cloth-ing Store. After his death, shemoved back to Spearfish in 1986.Ruby’s joy in life was being agrandmother to several extendedfamilies and having friends andfamily in her home, where sheloved to cook and create gifts forall. She was a proud volunteer atthe Black Hills Passion Play,where all of her family andfriends participated with her.She enjoyed working in the Re-publican Party, giving manyluncheons and supporting candi-dates with fundraisers. It was herpleasure to entertain nursinghome residents with birthdayparties. She gave unselfishly tothose all around herSurvivors include her son, Lesand Karen (Gregson) Turgeon of Beulah, WY; two sisters, Gar-nette Ainsworth and Sonya Al-bers and brother, Roger Guy Bellall of Spearfish; 13 grandchildren;22 great-grandchildren; fourgreat-great grandchildren; andmany nieces and nephews. Shewas preceded in death by her hus-bands Joe Turgeon and WillisThomas; her parents Bertha andGuy Bell; brothers, Tom, Dougand LeRoy (Bud) Bell; son, JoJo;three daughters, Harlene, Bertaand Kaye; two stepsons, Terryand Jewell Thomas; a grandson,Randy Lane Mraz; a great-grand-daughter, Amy Jo Mraz; and agreat-great grandson, DevonNicolas.Memorial services were held at10:30 A.M. on Saturday, Septem-ber 8, 2012 at the United Churchof Christ (Congregational), herchurch home for 86 years, inSpearfish. A private family bur-ial was held at Rosehill Cemetery. Arrangements were under thecare of Fidler-Isburg FuneralChapels and Crematory Serviceof Spearfish. Online condolencesmay be left at www.fidler-isburg-funeralchapels.com
Ruby Thomas
News Briefs 
Dupree UCC Harvest Festival
Dupree United Church of Christ’s annual Har-vest Festival and Sale on Sunday, Sept. 30th atPioneer Hall in Dupree. A roast beef dinner willbe served from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Immedi-ately following dinner an Auction will be held withmany items donated by generous individuals andlocal businesses. You may bring your items to thesale or call Lee Anne Birkeland at 365-5430 toarrange to have your items picked up. Worshipservice is 10:00 a.m. at the Church. There will beactivities for children.Everyone is welcome!!
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September 12, 2012
• The Faith Independent •
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Mass of Christian Burial for Andrew M. Fischbach, age 92, of Faith, SD was held at 10:00 a.m.on Saturday, September 8, 2012.Fr. Jim Hoerter and Fr. MikeMulloy officiated with burial inthe St. Joseph’s Cemetery west of Faith, SD. Visitation was held Friday,September 7, 2012 from 3:00 to5:00 p.m. at the Faith Area Me-morial Chapel in Faith. A Rosaryand Christian Wake Service fol-lowed at 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’sCatholic Church in Faith.He was a rancher and an engi-neer, a World War II veteran andan active contributor to the civicaffairs of his hometown and state.Most of all, he was father to alarge and boisterous brood of 10children, who gave him 25 grand-children and, so far, 33 great-grandchildren. Andy Fischbach, a plain-spo-ken cowboy from Faith, S.D., diedTuesday morning at a nursinghome in New Underwood, S.D., of complications from aspirationpneumonia. He was 92. The pastthree years he had been in as-sisted living in Rapid City, S.D. Andrew Michael Fischbachwas born June 15, 1920, toMichael and Theresa Fischbachin their ranch home on Red Scaf-fold Creek, five miles southwestof Faith. Mike was a 1910 home-steader. Andrew and his sister, Maria,attended Edson country schooland both graduated from FaithHigh School in 1937. He attendedthe South Dakota School of Minesand Technology in Rapid City forone year before enrolling in civilengineering at South DakotaState College in 1938. There heenrolled in the Army NationalGuard.In early 1941, as he began hisfinal classes before graduation,the National Guard was called toactive duty and he was sent toCamp Claiborne, La., for training. At a troop dance in the spring of 1941 he met Yvette Labarre of New Orleans. Their courtship,mostly through daily letters, ledto marriage at Chanute Field, Ill.,on Aug. 29, 1942. The marriagelasted 61 years until her death in2004.Immediately after their wed-ding, they were stationed inGreat Falls, Mont., where sonsMichael and David were born,then in Spokane, Wash., before hewas shipped overseas to combatduty in Okinawa, Japan, in early1945.He returned stateside thatChristmas, after World War IIhad ended. His father had had aheart attack that winter. An onlyson, Andy came home to Faith tohelp his father "temporarily" onthe cattle ranch before resuminghis engineering studies. But hisand Yvette's family grew, and henever left ranching. A greatly ex-panded Fischbach Ranch, inwhich sons David and Noel be-came co-owners, marked its 100thyear recently. Andy used his engineeringtraining on ranch and civic build-ing projects, including his twohomes, the Faith Memorial Hos-pital, the Faith rodeo grandstand,a new gymnasium for Faith HighSchool in the 1960s and an up-graded municipal airport in the1980s. He became a co-owner of Faith Lumber Co. in 1961, retain-ing part ownership until hisdeath.He was elected to the FaithCity Council and the Faith SchoolBoard and was active in the FaithHospital Association, the FaithChamber of Commerce, and beingdedicated to education, the Asso-ciated School Boards of SouthDakota, the South Dakota Com-munity Foundation, the FaithStock Show Association, theKnights of Columbus and the St.Joseph Catholic Church parishcouncil. For decades he mimeo-graphed the weekly church bul-letin.In 1998 he received an hon-orary bachelor's degree fromSouth Dakota State University,where his family was named fam-ily of the year a few years before.He moved to the Victorian Manorin Rapid City in early 2009 andhad been in declining health forsome time.He is survived by sons Michael(Ann) of Overland Park, Kan.;David (Eldora) and Noel (Julie) of Faith; Mark (Rose) of Seattle,Wash.; Dan (Marge) of Columbia,Mo.; Bob of Omaha, Neb.; and Andre (Mary Ann) of Clark'sSummit, Pa.; daughters, YvetteKottman of Lewes, Del.; KathySchuchhardt (David) of Faith;and Julie (Leo) Waner of Wauna-kee, Wis.; a sister, Maria (Walter)Schlomer of Glenham, S.D.; 25grandchildren, 33 great-grand-children; and numerous niecesand nephews. He was preceded indeath by his wife, Yvette.The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributionsbe made to the Faith Senior Citi-zens Center, the Faith SchoolsFund or St. Joseph CatholicChurch
 Welcome alumni!!
Go Longhorns!Have a great weekend!
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Hwy. 212, Faith, SD
Funeral services for William“Bill” Collins, Jr., 61, of Dupree,will be Saturday, Sept. 15at 11:00 AM, MDT, at St. John’sEpiscopal Church, Eagle Butte.Burial will be at a later date.Meet at the 4-mile Jct. at 6:00 PMFriday to process to the churchfor an all-night wake with serv-ices beginning at 7:00 PM.William entered the spirit worldSept. 5, 2012 in Dupree. Arrangements entrusted toStout Family Funeral Home, Mo-bridge. www.stoutfamilyfh.com
William “Bill” Collins, Jr. Andrew M. Fischbach
Tyler and Rachel Caspers of NewUnderwood welcomed a new babyboy at the Rapid City RegionalHospital on Augast 28th. Kye Jor-dan Caspers arrived weighing 6#5 oz. and measuring 20 1/2” long.
Birth Announcement 
He joins the family along with his8 year old sister Taryn.Thrilled grandparents are Danand Jayne Jordan of Faith andNick and Lila Caspers of ElmSprings.South Dakota Farmers Unionmembers are in Washington,D.C., this week to talk to mem-bers of Congress. The biggestissue on the agenda, push for thepassage of a new five-year farmbill.On day one of the NationalFarmers Union's annual Fly-In,members heard from Secretary of  Agriculture Tom Vilsack whospoke to the group at the head-quarters of the United State De-partment of Agriculture. Vilsackcalled on Congress to pass a farmbill, and pass it now.“There is no more importantpiece of legislation that any mem-ber of Congress can work on forrural America, for farmers andproducers and ranchers than pas-sage of the farm bill this month,” Vilsack told the group.The current farm bill, passedin 2008, expires on Sept. 30 of this year. If there is no farm billpassed, farm programs will revertback to 1933 levels. Vilsackpointed to history after talkingabout how some critics say that itwill be difficult to pass a farm billin the eight working days Con-gress will be in session this Sep-tember. He said in 1862,President Lincoln and Congresspassed some of the most influen-tial laws affecting agriculture inhistory.“USDA established, the Mor-rell Act and land grant universi-ties , the intercontinental railroadsystem, the Homestead Act, allone Congress, all one year, in themiddle of the Civil War. Please, in2012, do not tell me that it shouldbe as difficult in eight workingdays, that it should be as difficultto pass a farm bill, that’s justbaloney.” Vilsack told Farmers Unionmembers that it's up to them toconvince lawmakers that theyneed to pass a farm bill.“You have a voice. You have anopportunity and I think you havea responsibility. Stand up forrural America. You don’t buy thisnotion that there’s not enoughtime. You can always find timefor your priorities. That’s themessage. If it doesn’t get done it’snot a priority,” Vilsack said, andcalled on Congress to bring thefarm bill to the House floor for avote. "Put a bill up, put it up! You’re telling me you can’t get218 votes? Put it up. Because if itdoesn’t get put up the risk yourun is not having certainty in thecountryside as you all make deci-sions for next year. We don’tknow for certain that we’ll haveany kind of disaster assistance forthe poor livestock guys and thedairy guys and the crop producerswho are struggling. And we won’tbe able to continue this extraordi-nary momentum that’s built inrural America that for the firsttime in a long, long time we’ve gota shot at decent incomes, andmore opportunities, and ex-panded opportunities for youngpeople to get involved in farming,expand rural populations to cre-ate jobs in rural communities andbring rural America back.”During the fly-in, FarmersUnion members will also joinhundreds of other farmers, leg-islative representatives and agri-cultural leaders for the “Farm BillNow!” rally, to be held on U.S.Capitol grounds Sept. 12. Theevent is aimed to send a strongmessage to Congress to pass anew, comprehensive, five-yearfarm bill before current farm pro-grams expire at the end of Sep-tember.Fly-in participants will hearfrom other USDA officials andWhite House officials, and visitevery member of Congress duringthe three-day event.
Pass Farm Billbefore expires

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