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The official newspaper of Jackson County, South Dakota
includes tax
Volume 106Number 15October 25, 2012
News Briefs
Christmas Cantata
practicewill begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sun-day, October 28 at the Presby-terian Church in Kadoka. Thisis open to all ages for those in-terested in taking part.
The Pennington County Re-publican Party
will be hold-ing an educational event onTuesday, October 30, 2012 from6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at theJourney Museum. This event isto provide an opportunity forthe public to visit with the Re-publican candidates and to ed-ucate the public on the Amendments and InitiatedMeasures on the General Elec-tion Ballot. Please RSVP atpenncogop@rushmore.com or348-8396.
“The Journey Mu-seum is a non-profit organiza-tion that does not endorse anycandidate or political issue.” 
 Estate planning meeting:
SDSU Extension will host atraining session on estate plan-ning and transitioning the fam-ily operation on October 25, 26and November 1 & 2 at the BadRiver Senior Center in Philip.Registration is required; call605-782-3290.
will be meeting Thurs-day, November 1, 12:00 noon atJigger’s Restaurant. Everyoneis invited. 
 Attention, discussion groupreaders:
Please return yourbook, Fahrenheit 451, to the li-brary so they may be sent backto SD Humanities.
~ by Robyn Jones ~ 
Haybale display
Polly & Carl Brown’s
Pumpkins,gourds& more 
Patty & Mike Groven’s
Happy Halloween
Scarecrowssoaking up the sun
Nancy & Rex Totton’s
The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association invites all area produc-ers for supper and a meeting onThursday, October 25 beginning at6:30 p.m. at Club 27 in Kadoka.Bill Bullard, CEO of R-CALFUSA, will be the featured speakerand will share information regard-ing R-CALF's recent lawsuit de-fending Country of Origin Labelingfrom the World Trade Organiza-tion. The lawsuit, filed by R-CALFUSA and the USA Made Founda-tion, stems from the complaints of Mexico and Canada that theUnited States' Country of OriginLabeling laws discriminate againsttheir products. The World TradeOrganization agreed with thosecountries and is forcing the UnitedStates and USDA to comply withtheir international courts. The law-suit by R-CALF and supported bySD Stockgrowers Association at-tempts to protect our sovereigntyand the U.S. Country of Origin La-beling laws in support of UnitedStates producers and consumers.Also of interest to producers willbe a brief update on proposedchanges to South Dakota Brandlaws. Stockgrowers staff and boardmembers will also answer anyquestions that members have re-garding other topics that Stock-growers are covering.For more information contactStockgrowers Exec Director SilviaChristen at 605-342-0429 or callStockgrowers Vice-President BobFortune at 605-344-2200.
 Stockgrowers to host supper in Kadoka, featuring R-CALF's Bill Bullard on Oct. 25
tivities include the cake walk, ringtoss, gone fishing, a white elephantbooth and more.If you have anything you wouldlike to donate to the white elephantbooth that would be enjoyed by stu-dents of all ages, please contactTeresa Shuck at 837-2171, ext. 403or 837-2076.There is no admission fee. Tick-ets to the games will be sold at thedoor. Individual tickets cost 25cents each, $5 for 25 tickets forages 0-13 or 25 tickets for $8 forages 14 and up. All the proceeds from the carni-val will go to the Cystic FibrosisFoundation. Hope to see everyonethere! Children up to six years of age must be accompanied by anadult.The haunting hour approachesand Halloween is just around thecorner! Parents, bring your chil-dren and enjoy a day of family fun!The National Honor Society ishosting a Halloween Carnival forthe Cystic Fibrosis Foundation onSunday, October 28 at the KadokaCity Auditorium from 2:00 to 5:30p.m.Prizes will be awarded for thetop three best costumes in the fol-lowing categories: preschool-2ndgrade, 3rd-5th grade, 6th-8th gradeand high school. Prizes will also beawarded for the scariest, the funni-est, and the most original pump-kins, so don’t forget to bring acarved pumpkin along with you tothe carnival.NHS will be putting together ahaunted alley and Bingo. Other ac-
NHS hosting Halloweencarnival October 28
The Jackson County Commis-sioners held a special meeting onMonday, October 18 at 3:00 p.m.Commissioners Jim Stilwell, GlenBennett, Ronnie Twiss, Delores Bo-nenberger and Larry Denke werepresent.Fuel bids were opened and com-pared. Motions carried to acceptthe bid from Midwest Coop for bulk #1 ($3.99 per gallon), #2 ($3.81 pergallon), propane ($1.29) and gaso-line ($3.75) and from Discount Fuelfor fuel at the pump at the dailypump price.Sheriff Ray Clements Jr. statedthat he had been interested insending Deputy Chris Kendrick toa civil class training, but has nowdecided to contact a law enforce-ment representative from FallRiver County to come to JacksonCounty to do the training.Clements informed the commis-sioners that there was an accidenton South Creek Road over theweekend and the road conditionswere contributing factors to thewreck.Liz May meet with the commis-sioners and stated that she is seek-ing to fill, in the upcoming election,a two-year term for the House of Representatives in District 27.Commissioner Twiss had invitedMay to the meeting to introduceherself to the commissioners.A request was submitted byTerry Deuter to attend the annual Veterans Service Officer training inSturgis, which was approved.A gravel contract, which was ap-proved at the special meeting heldon Friday, for +/- 20,000 tons of gravel at 60¢ per ton from DustinHarvey was returned signed.Motion carried to delay submit-ting the CDGB grant for the libraryuntil April 2013.Haakon County CommissionersSteve Clements and Rita O’Connellwere present to discuss the exten-sion and 4-H program.The commissioners entered in toexecutive session, with Clementsand O’Connell present, for person-nel matters at 4:42 p.m. After re-turning to open session at 5:10 p.m.no action was taken.A contract was reviewed for con-struction to begin on the countyroad which leads to the Prokopproperty south of Kadoka. The con-tract would be between the countyand West River Excavation in theamount of $24,999.In order to move the road, a por-tion of the electrical line wouldneed to be moved. Discussion washeld on the correspondence re-ceived from West Central Electricstating that the county would beresponsible to pay the fees incurredto move the line, which would be amaximum of $3,500.Commissioner Twiss wonderedif the road could be moved to a dif-ferent area where the line wouldnot be affected and there would notbe additional costs. In order tomove the road where it would notinterfere with the line, the roadwould cross on to the adjoiningproperty, which would need ap-proval from the land owner andeasements.The commissioners discussedthe road fund budget amounts,stating money is tight.Veryl Prokop stated that he willrelocate the cattle guards as agreedat the previous meeting.Prokop also offered to share thecost of moving the electrical linewith the county. Motion carried toshare the cost with Prokop, withTwiss casting a no vote.The commissioners decided todraft a letter to the SDSU in re-gards to the Extension and 4-Hprogram to obtain details of thefour-county contract.The commissioners entered intoexecutive session at 6:54 p.m. forpersonnel matters to review an ap-plication for the highway superin-tendent position. They returned toopen session at 7:04 with no actiontaken.The November meeting will beheld on Friday, November 9 at 9:00a.m.Canvassing the election ballotswill be done prior to conducting theregular meeting.
 JC commissioners discuss 4-H,extension program; take no action
 Approves to share costs of electrical line move to  proceed with construction of Prokop road 
The use of right of way is re-served for official highway signage. All signs in the right of way thatare not required for traffic control,as authorized by law, are prohib-ited and will be removed. That in-cludes both candidate andballot-issue signs.Municipal ordinances regulatingplacement and removal of cam-paign signs within towns and citiesdo not have precedence over state jurisdiction and supervision of state highway rights of way withinmunicipalities.The South Dakota Departmentof Transportation reminds the pub-lic that political campaign and bal-lot-issue signs cannot be placed onstate highway rights of way.“With the general election com-ing up, election signs are showingup along the state’s roadways,”says Bill Nevin of the DOT Office of Legal Counsel. “We’re askingeveryone to pay attention to wherethey put the signs and make surethey are outside of the rights of way and in locations that will notcreate safety hazards or distractmotorists.”
Election signs notallowed in right of way 
 A change at the end of Main Street
The old Hubbard elevator was torndown on Friday, October 26. Several people watched as the elevator went down as anotherpiece of history. Several pigeons called the elevator home and stayed until the very end.
Wednesday, October 31Drive Careful
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Official Newspaper for the City of Kadoka, the Town of Interior, the Town of Belvidere,the Town of Cottonwood, the County of Jackson and the Kadoka School District #35-2.
 All of Jackson, Haakon, Jones, Mellette and Bennett Countiesand Quinn and Wall Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . .$35.00 Plus Tax All other areas in South Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$42.00 Plus TaxOut of state . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$42.00 No Tax
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or shop by phone toll-freeat 1-888-411-1657
Serving the community  for more than 65 years.
Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.
BELVIDERE COMMUNITY CHURCHPastor Gary McCubbin • 344-2233
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.Coffee & Donuts: 10:30 a.m.Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Sept. - May
OUR LADY OF VICTORY CATHOLIC CHURCHFather Bryan Sorensen • Kadoka • 837-2219
Mass: Sunday - 11:00 a.m.Confession After Mass
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. • Church: 10:30 a.m.
EAGLE NEST LIFE CENTERGus Craven • Wanblee • 462-6002
Sunday Church: 11:00 a.m.
WIC, FoodStamps & EBTPhone: 837-2232
Monday thru Saturday8 AM - 6 PM
CONCORDIA LUTHERAN • Kadoka • 837-2390Pastor Art Weitschat
Sunday Services: 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Services: 5:00 p.m.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHKadoka • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 837-2233
Worship Services: 11:00 a.m.Sunday School: Sr. Adults - 9:45 a.m.Sunday School: All Ages - 9:45 a.m., • Sept. - MayRelease Time: 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays. • Sept. - May
Church Calendar 
1 Corinthians 13:11-13Since our Father wants us to mature in the faith, weshould stop periodically and examine our lives to see if we're making progress in this area. Physical growth isfairly easy to evaluate--all you need is a tape measure.But how can you tell if you're growing spiritually? Let's begin by considering how children develop.Desires: Have you noticed that your childhood toys no longer interest you? The maturing processchanges our desires in the spiritual realm too. When we're growing, the world's pleasures lose their ap-peal, while our hunger for God and His Word increases. We are eager to be with Him and share with oth-ers how He's working in our lives.Understanding: When you were young, your perception of the world was very limited. In the sameway, we lack spiritual understanding when we're new believers. But in time, we begin to see life fromGod’s perspective. Trials and temptations become opportunities for growth, and service for the Lord be-comes an honor instead of a burden.Selflessness: The most obvious sign of a toddler's immaturity is his selfishness. He wants his way, andhe wants it now! Hopefully that is no longer characteristic of you. A mature believer is submissive to theLord, willing to wait, and more concerned about others than himself.How are you doing in these three areas of growth? Maybe it's time to let go of a few childish ways inorder to grow into a mature believer. The greatest evidence of maturity is love. When the Lord and otherpeople have first place in our hearts, it's then that we're most like Jesus.
 A Barometer for Spiritual Growth
Inspiration Point
Monday, October 29
Creamed chicken over biscuits,sliced beets, cottage cheese andfruit, and apricots.
Tuesday, October 30
Swiss steak in tomato gravy,baked potato, corn o’brien, bread,and pears.
 Wednesday, October 31
Fish portions, creamed potatoesand peas, mandarin oranges salad,bread, and cookie.
Thursday, November 1
Roast pork, mashed potatoesand gravy, cooked cabbage, dinnerroll, and baked apples.
Friday, November 2
Homemade chicken and noodlesoup with vegetables, sunshinesalad, meat sandwich, andpeaches.
Meals forthe Elderly
Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility & Speeding on Other Roadways:
05-25-12: Maurice Johnson,
Rapid City: Fail to Maintain: Plea: Guilty;Plea date: 07-25-12; Fine and costs $150; Speeding: Plea: Guilty; Pleadate: 07-25-12; Fine and costs $105; 5 days jail suspended based on thefollowing conditions: pay fine and costs, and no law violations for oneyear.
Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility:
06-20-12: Blake King,
Winner: Plea: Guilty; Plea date: 07-25-12; Fineand costs $150; 5 days jail suspended based on the following conditions:pay fine and costs, no violations for one year, drivers license due to clerkby August 1.
Fail to Maintain Financial Responsibility &No Drivers License:
07-02-12: Dawn Doyle,
Wanblee: Fail to Maintain: Plea: Guilty; Pleadate: 07-25-12; Fine and costs $150; 5 days jail suspended; License:Plea: Guilty; Plea date: 07-25-12; Fine and costs $120. Jail time basedon the following conditions: pay fine and costs, no violations for one year.
October isNational Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Do you remember the shortstory “The Tell-Tale Heart” byEdgar Allan Poe? It ends withthese words: “… – no, no! Theyheard! – they suspected! – theyKNEW! – they were making amockery of my horror! … and now – again! hark! louder! louder!louder! …‘Villains!’ I shrieked, ‘…I admit the deed! – tear up theplanks! here, here! – It is the beat-ing of his hideous heart!”I have a real story of a telltaleheart. His wife almost had to forcehim to come to the E.R. She saidhe was unusually irritable. Al-though he typically kidded withme, this evening the smile wasgone. He complained of a throb-bing abdominal discomfort thatspread into a tearing pain into hisback. On exam he had a pulsatingabdominal mass and upon listen-ing with the stethoscope I couldhear a repeating and prominentwhoosh. My patient had the tell-tale indications of a dissecting ab-dominal aortic aneurysm.The aorta is the largest bloodvessel that extends from the top of the heart and it provides oxy-genated blood to virtually everycell in the body. It is a multi-lay-ered, high-pressure hose thatarches upward and around send-ing tributaries to neck and brain,arms and then down through thechest past the diaphragm. Once itreaches the abdomen, the aortasends branches to bowels, kidneys,and finally splits to the twofemoral arteries providing bloodfor the legs.We measure the continuouspressure exerted within the aortain millimeters of mercury, and itspressures on average range from120 down to 80, but in a hyperten-sive person this can be muchhigher. After many years of suchpressure, and especially afteryears of smoking, the walls of thismighty vessel can weaken andblood can split into one of the lay-ers of the vessel, dissect down, andfinally rupture or blow out the ves-sel, causing immediate death.Some 14,000 Americans die fromthis condition each year and thatwould be less is proper screeningoccurred. My patient did not die,but he went to surgery and withinhours a new lining to his aorta wasprovided. Now, something like 10years later, he is still alive and jok-ing with me.I saw him last week, and listenedto the beating of his glorious, nothideous, heart.
Rick Holm, M.D.,
Medical Editor
The telltale heart
by Laurie Hindman
The 23rd annual WestRiver/Lyman-Jones Rural WaterSystem meeting was held in Wallon Wednesday, October 10, at theWall Community Center.Members who attended themeeting received a $10 water cer-tificate when they registered.Manager Jake Fitzgerald intro-duced WR/L-J board of directors,office and field staff along with spe-cial guests Mayor Dave Hahn fromWall and Mayor Mike Vetter fromPhilip.President Paul Goldhammer in-formed members there was proof of a quorum.Fitzgerald read the proof of mailing and notice of the annualmeeting.Fitzgerald then gave the man-ager’s report. He began with anoverview of the past year. The BadRiver Distribution project has beencompleted. It consisted of 26 milesand 105 new users. They have in-stalled a satellite reading servicewhich autoreads the water metersand detects water leaks. This newsystem allows them to notify awater user immediately if there isa higher water usage spike.Fitzgerald reported, “Due to theextreme drought users have used777 million gallons of water thisyear over 507 million gallons fromlast year.”WR/L-J have plans to protectthe water lines in case the TransCanada pipeline is allowed to passthrough South Dakota, notedFitzgerald. He also informed mem-bers that their federal funding willend in the fiscal year 2013. WR/L-J will then be responsible for $23.9million to complete the Mni Wiconiproject. They plan to install a200,000 gallon tower north of Philip, build a chlorine station inthe Badlands National Park andinstall pipeline and pump stations.Attorney Dave Larson reportedthat Jim Schaefer, Richard Doud, Veryl Prokop and Joseph Hieb werere-elected to the board.During the question and answerportion of the meeting membersasked if WR/L-J would be affectedby the Corp of Engineers proposal?Since WR/L-J has signed a waterservice agreement with the Bureauof Reclamation, no, they would notbe affected. It was then asked howmuch the automatic reading de-vices cost? Fitzgerald said, “Theyare $450 a piece and air time is $5per month per unit.”With no other business Presi-dent Goldhammer adjourned themeeting.
 West River/Lyman Jones Rural Water System holds annual meeting in Wall
Manager of West River/Lyman-Jones Rural Water System, JakeFitzgerald, looks over the crowd atthe 23rd annual meeting held inWall on Wednesday, October 10. 
EQIP and CSP Sign UpBatching Deadline isNovember 16, 2012 for 2013Funding ConsiderationEQIP (Environmental Qual-ity Incentives Program)
is a vol-untary program that providestechnical and financial assistanceto producers, needing to installconservation practices to improvetheir lands, such as: livestockwater development (well, pipeline,tank, spring development, pond),seedings (hayland, pasture,range), living shelterbelts (wind-breaks), and cross fence to improvegrazing lands.
 CSP (Conservation Steward-ship Program)
is a voluntaryprogram that encourages agricul-tural and forestry producers to un-dertake additional conservationactivities and improve and main-tain existing conservation sys-tems. CSP provides financial andtechnical assistance to help landstewards conserve and enhancesoil, water, air and natural re-source related resources on theirland. Anyone interested in these pro-grams needs to get signed up nolater than Nov. 16, 2012 at theKadoka NRCS field office inKadoka, SD.For more information on theprograms and application process,please call 605-837-2242 Ext. 3 orstop in at the office located at 805Main Street at the USDA ServiceCenter, for further assistance.
Jackson County NRCS
Kelly J. O’Connell, District Conservationist
To ensure a new generation of South Dakota agriculture produc-ers is ready to take on the chal-lenges of operating their businessin today's agriculture industry,SDSU Extension will soon be hold-ing the second year of Ag CEOworkshops.Growing Ag CEOs is a programfocused on connecting new produc-ers with seasoned and successfulproducers, agriculture leaders andthe knowledge and research basefound within the University sys-tem. As one producer put it, “in col-lege, the focus was onunderstanding the concepts. With Ag CEO, the focus is how thoseconcepts apply to me and my oper-ation.” Ag CEO is a four-part series, in-cluding a meal at each meeting, ata cost of $250 for up to two peopleper operation. A fifth meeting isavailable at each site for an addi-tional $100, which will completethe requirements for FSA bor-rower training.Course dates for the first meet-ings in western South Dakota in-clude Winner – January 9; EagleButte – January 9; and BelleFourche – February 3. You will beable to register online in the nearfuture at http://igrow.org/. If youhave questions, contact the RapidCity Regional Extension Center at605-394-1722 or your Regional Ex-tension Center.
McCrory Gardens
While in Brookings for SDSUExtension Annual Conference lastweek, a little extra time allowedfor a quick stop at the new Mc-Crory Gardens Education and Vis-itor Center. Some readers mayhave had the opportunity to attendthe dedication and grand openingof the new facility on Thursday,July 26, 2012, and/or visited it onanother occasion, and could attestto how impressive it is.McCrory Gardens was estab-lished in 1966, only 2 years afterSouth Dakota State College be-came South Dakota State Univer-sity. The 25 acres of formal displayand evaluation gardens, whichmerge into the 45 acres of theSouth Dakota Arboretum andwoody plant evaluation plots wasnamed after and dedicated toSamuel McCrory, a longtime SouthDakota State faculty member.McCrory Gardens is highly val-ued as an active, living classroomand laboratory for SDSU, primaryand secondary school children andstudents from other colleges anduniversities in the region, and hasfar reaching benefits for the public.If you are going to be in Brookingsand have some flexibility in yourschedule, the gardens are wellworth whatever amount of timeyou have to visit.The story and informationabout McCrory Gardens is far tooextensive to cover here, but muchcan be learned by visiting the offi-cial website at:www.sdstate.edu/ps/mccrory/, orthe secondary website at: www.mc-crorygardens.com.
•11/27-28/2012: Ag HorizonsConference, Pierre, SD•12/11/2012: Soil Health InfoDay- Davison County ExtensionComplex, Mitchell, SD
Winner Regional Extension Center 
Bob Fanning, Plant Pathology Field Specialist • 605-842-1267
Belvidere News …
October 25, 2012 • Kadoka Press
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Norris News
Marjorie Anne Letellier - 462 6228
Belvidere News
Syd Iwan • 344-2547
Fall Hours 
Monday - Thursday10 a.m. to 11 p.m.Friday & Saturday9 a.m. to MidnightSunday1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
If you like wind, you shouldhave been happy as a clam thislast week since we had an excessof highly mobile air for two wholedays. If you tried to walk into it,you had to bend forward andstruggle along. If you went with it,you had to lean back so as not to behurried along faster than youwanted to go. The weathermensaid something about the causebeing a huge cold front that was ina big hurry to head south. Yes,well, whatever the cause, wenearly got blown away.On one of those wild days, wewere scheduled to drive west closeto a hundred miles so son Chancecould consult a couple of doctors.We were planning to take wifeCorinne’s car, but that vehicledoesn’t do well in strong wind. Itsomehow feels insecure as if youare about to become airborne. Thisis fine with an airplane but not sogood with a car. In any event, wecalled and cancelled our appoint-ments and rescheduled them forwhat we hope are quieter days.Other people, however, did notcancel their travel plans althoughthey should have. One picture onthe Internet showed four trucksoverturned in the ditch within aspace of less than a mile. Theremust have been some kind of wind-tunnel effect about there to tip somany high-profile vehicles. I wouldbet that driving a huge broad-sided motor home would havemade for a scary journey indeed.Neither was our mailman ex-cited about travel on those days.His pickup consumed lots moregas than usual in trying to fight itsway through, and occasionally theroad was badly obscured due toblowing dirt. He was not exactly ahappy camper.Naturally, anything light thatwasn’t tied down became airborne.That might include dog dishes,lawn furniture, shingles, and anyloose paper or plastic. The paperand plastic did fancy dances in theair with swirling, bobbing, and soon. Birds, for the most part, werecontent to stay on the ground. Thefew I saw flying were headed southat great speed and were beingtaken to places they probablydidn’t really plan to go. Even theelectricity was uneven or out dueto poles blowing over or wires com-ing loose.I chuckled quite a bit at a noticea friend posted on Facebook. Shewas alerting her east-river friendsthat a feed sack with a scoop in itand her cap and jacket wereheaded their way. She would likethem back if possible. Then shesaid to never mind. She was good.Stuff was blowing in fromWyoming and Montana, and shewould just catch that and use it in-stead.For most of us, though, we justhunkered down and waited for it toget over as we usually do when theweather is vile. We did have totightly hold on to the screen doorwhen going through it to avoidhaving the wind catch it, break it,tear it off, or damage the hinges.Car doors were similar.The hardest part to deal with, Ithink, was the nervous response itpromotes in most of us. All thewhistling, clanking, and banging just make a person unsettledsomehow. It’s hard to concentrateon anything.Another worry is prairie fires.We have lived through two veryscary wind-blown fires that hadour nerves extremely on edge. Onewas many years ago and wasstarted by lightning on our eastborder. It went close to twentymiles farther east before beingcontrolled. Another started oversouth and blew along our westernborder for many miles. It didn’t jump across the river to our riverplace, but it was a near thing.Luckily, neither fire did a lot of damage to us—mostly just a cor-ner of a pasture or a thin strip--butthe emotional toll was consider-able. We don’t want any repeti-tions.After the winds had subsidedsomewhat, I mentioned to wifeCorinne that it obviously was awimpy cold front after all since itdidn’t really drop the actual tem-peratures all that much. It didn’teven freeze overnight. Corinne toldme to hush up or it might hear meand start up all over again. Thatseemed a bit unlikely, but I tookher advice and kept my peace.Lord knows we don’t need anotherwind like that anytime soon.Fortunately, today was a beau-tiful fall day with pleasant tempsand hardly any wind at all. MotherNature was obviously trying toatone for what she’d just put usthrough. For those of you who likea lot of wind, you were flat out of luck. The rest of us, though, werehappy as clams.
Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
The gas station in town hasclosed for the winter as of a weekor so ago. Wally and Cheryll Wellshave been operating it for most of this year, but the owners decided toclose it until spring. Wally evenlooked into buying the place, butthat wasn’t to be at the moment.Wally also said that Bunny Greenwas home on Saturday. She hadbeen in the hospital in Pierre withpneumonia for a bit and has beenstaying lately with her grand-daughter, Ruthie, in Ft. Pierre.Cheryll visited briefly with Bunnyand said she looks good. Bunnyhopes to get back to her home onceshe gets the hang of using thewalker she now needs to getaround.Delores Bonenberger attended amitigation meeting this week thatwas held at the fire hall in Kadoka.It had to do with various hazardsthe county might have to deal withsuch as floods or other damagefrom storms. It is an environmen-tal program of the governmentunder FEMA, and such meetingsare held monthly or so. Since De-lores is a county commissioner, shethought she should attend. De-lores, though, is planning to retirefrom being a commissioner afterserving in that position for sixteenyears. She figures she’s done hertime although she might miss it fora while. Other times she might berelieved to be done.Ronda and Rick Dennis spent afew days in Denver visiting theirdaughter, Bobbi Jo, and Ben. Theywere able to fly out Wednesday af-ternoon, even though wind gustswere horrible to drive in. They re-turned home Saturday evening.Colter Carlson said they plan tosell calves in Philip on Tuesday.Other than that, they are just get-ting buckled up for winter. Helpingother people with cattle work isalso on the schedule, rounding up,giving shots, shipping, etc.Joy Dolezal spent the weekendvisiting her dad, Jim Ramey, on hismountain top near Deadwood. Joy’ssister, Ann, was also there fromBozeman, MT, as was her daugh-ter, Carmen Nemec, and family.Carmen’s married daughter, BethBowen, and her husband, Mar-shall, of Denver were there andhad recently spent a month touringin Europe. Greece was their fa-vorite of the places they’d been. OnSunday, most of the visitors at-tended church with Jim in Nemobefore going their separate ways.Larry Dolezal, meanwhile, con-ducted church services in Philipand Milesville on Sunday.Abby Fortune was visited by herfriend, Molly McKeehan, of Kadokaover the weekend. The gals areboth home schooled and try to gettogether to compare notes once aweek or so. They had a good timetogether although they might havestayed up a bit late on Saturdaynight resulting in some tirednesson Sunday. Meanwhile, CharlieFortune has been getting in a lot of cattle work through helpingBadures, Colter Carlson and oth-ers. He enjoys it, however, and evenlooks forward to the spring and fallwhen a lot of cattle work goes on.Jami Addison had her last vol-leyball game of the season this lastweek with her school at Murdo.Basketball starts next week. As aneighth grader, Jami may also get toplay some on the high school team.Since that will go on until March,her dad, Jim, figures he’ll get in alot of bleacher time between nowand spring. On Saturday, Geor-gann and Jami went to Pierrewhere they sold some of their west-ern-clothing gear at a bazaar at themall. According to Jim, then theyhad to go to Rapid City on Sundayto blow the proceeds or, at leastpart of them.Chuck and Merry Willard trav-eled to Hot Springs this weekend tovisit their daughter, Niki, and fam-ily. They also watched grandsonJoshua play in a soccer game. He isonly seven, but he has been playingsoccer over a year now since theystart them early. Chuck said thereis an awful lot of running involvedin the game, and he asked Joshuaif he didn’t get tired. Joshuareplied, “Oh, sometimes,” but didn’tseem concerned about it. Back athome, Chuck and Merry continueto try to reinstall fence down by theriver that was messed up by flood-ing. It is somewhat of a tangledmess with logs and wire entwinedand is resistant to being shifted outof the way. A tractor is needed partof the time to push logs around, butit still appears to be a long tedious job.Eric Osborn spent part of theweekend in Philip pouring cement.He was helping Randy and PeggyMartin make some improvementsat their place. Pam has been help-ing Greg and Dana Badure withtheir rest-area maintenance lately.Greg has been suffering some backtrouble and needs some assistancefrom time to time. Pam also saidshe’d lost her dog that she’d had for13 to 15 years. She had to bury himtwice, though, since coyotes cameand attempted to dig him up. As aresult, Eric and Pam called coyoteson Sunday but didn’t do much dam-age to the population although theysaw four and might have wingedone of them. There are some plansto get another dog of a small vari-ety, and Pam’s daughter said thatkind was really only about half adog and not hard to take care of.
The fellow who jumps toconclusions isn’t alwayscertain of a happy landing.
Monday, JoAnn and Jerry Letel-lier visited in the Bill and MarjorieLetellier home. Tuesday the four-some of Letelliers traveled to RapidCity. They kept appointments, andenjoyed a bit of shopping before vis-iting the Cason Brown family.Cason is the grandson of Bill andMarjorie Letellier.Sharon Ring made a trip to Win-ner on Tuesday.Several folks in this area havebeen hit with the flu bug this lastweek. We have lots of pesky boxelder bugs, wasps, flies and spi-ders, but the flu bug we sure can dowithout. Hope everyone is on themend by now.Carol Ferguson worked severaldays at the Belvidere Post Office.She has been helping out until newemployees in the surrounding areacan be trained. 
Norris School news:
Thebiggest news is the White RiverTigers are in the football playoffs.They hosted the Newell Irrigatorson Tuesday night. We are so proudof our athletes.This week is Red Ribbon Weekfor the prevention of alcohol, drugsand tobacco. Monday is boots dayfor Stomp out Drugs. Tuesday ishat day for put a Cap on Drugs.Wednesday is Sunglasses day forShade out Drugs. Thursday is wearred day.Thursday will also mark the endof the first quarter of the schoolyear, too.Ed and Carol Ferguson went to Valentine on Tuesday to visit IreneKaufman. Irene enjoys visitorsfrom "home" and welcomes anyoneto stop when they are in Valentine.Deb Ring of Spearfish conductedbusiness in Pierre last week andwas an overnight guest of Lindaand Erna Totton. Friday, she cameon home to the Robert Rings for theweekend.You may have noticed the fenceis down at our new ball park. Nowe are not giving up on the sport of baseball. The guys are hoping formoisture so they can plant grass!We are very proud of that ball park,and we have many “Angels in theOutfield” looking down on the ac-complishments there since therewas a ball park there many yearsago, too. Baseball has always beenimportant to the folks here in Nor-ris.Thanks to Ace Kary and Bill(Cool Breeze) Morrison whoworked really hard to chop weedsand get rid of a real fire threatright here in town. It looks so muchbetter and safer, too. Wednesdayand Thursday the wind was so hor-rific and it blew anything that was-n’t nailed down.Saturday, the James Letelliersmade a fast trip to Kadoka for feed.Julie Letellier of Kilgore came onSaturday and helped with some fallwork.Our prayers go out for DorothyBligh who suffered injuries from ahorse accident while working cattleon Sunday. Hope you will be allhealed up soon.Sunday guests at the Maxine Al-lard home were her son, Stan, andwife, Ivy, and grandson, Patrick, of Rapid City. They always find some-thing to keep them busy at theranch, when they come down.Friday guests of Maxine Allardwere Ken and Joyce Koistenen of Pierre. They came out to checktheir trail cameras that they haveset up out there. If those creaturesonly knew how their privacy wasbeing invaded! Even the coonsaren't as sneaky as they think.

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