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A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc., Philip, South Dakota 57567. The Official Newspaper of Haakon County, South Dakota. Copyright 1981.
Number 9Volume 107October 25, 2012
George McGovern died on Sun-day, October 21, after entering hos-pice care the previous week after aseries of medical problems. He was90 years old.McGovern was named by Presi-dent John F. Kennedy as head of the Food for Peace program, whichsends U.S. commodities to deprivedareas around the world. McGovernmade a second bid for the senate in1962, unseating Senator Joe Bot-tum by just 597 votes. He was thefirst Democrat elected to theUnited States Senate from SouthDakota since 1930.In early 2002, George andEleanor McGovern returned toMitchell, where they helped raisemoney for a library bearing theirnames. Eleanor died there in 2007at age 85. They had been married64 years, and had four daughtersand a son.Senator John Thune issued thefollowing statement. “SenatorGeorge McGovern lived a life of ex-emplary service. George’s legacy of service will live on at the leader-ship program created in his nameby his beloved Dakota WesleyanUniversity and in the hearts of allof those who took courage and in-spiration from his public life andquiet, but powerful voice in thecounsels of government. Through-out his post-political life, Georgededicated himself to the service of his fellow man in the crusadeagainst hunger around the world.“Today, South Dakota mournsthe loss of a war hero and a greatstatesman, and our history will for-ever reflect the impact of GeorgeMcGovern. Despite our politicaldifferences, I was always proud tocall Senator McGovern my friendand he will be deeply missed bythose he met and those who werefortunate enough to experience hisgoodwill through the world. Kim-berley and my prayers are with hisfamily and friends during this dif-ficult time.”Representative Kristi Noemmade the following statement.“George McGovern was a SouthDakota institution. He has inspiredcountless Americans to get in-volved in the political process andwill be remembered for his passion-ate commitment to South Dakotaand to the hungry of the world. Ona personal note, Senator McGovernwas always unfailingly kind to me.His presence will be missed inSouth Dakota. Bryon and I sendour thoughts and prayers to theMcGovern family and to all of thesenator's friends and loved onesduring this difficult time.”Senator Tim Johnson made thisstatement. “Barbara and I are sad-dened by the news of SenatorGeorge McGovern’s passing. Hewas a dear friend to both of usthroughout the years. George wasa compassionate man with a trulydeep devotion to public service.Whether it was serving as abomber pilot in World War II, as aninternational leader in fightinghunger, as a talented teacher, or asSenator, he served with uncompro-mising values and commitment.“His leadership inspired many,including myself. He will be missedby countless people across SouthDakota and the world, but mostlyby the family that he loved. Ourthoughts and prayers are with theMcGovern family.“With such a long, accomplishedlife, it is difficult to fully describethe impact George McGovern hadon our world. In each chapter of hislife, his contributions to our societywere gigantic. His accomplish-ments have already been the sub- ject of many books, and his legacywill live on forever.“I was just nine years old whenGeorge was elected to Congress. Asa young man, I followed his careerclosely as he became increasinglyinfluential. To see a man fromMitchell become a leading voice onthe biggest issues of the day wasinspiring to me and many otheryoung South Dakotans. This inspi-ration continued throughout all of George’s life. Even in these last fewyears, he spent time with SouthDakota students, which undoubt-edly inspired them to think bigabout their futures and how theycan have an impact on our world.“Although George’s 1972 presi-dential race against Richard Nixongets a lot of attention, the work hedid before and after his time inpublic office was incredible. Georgesummed it up best last monthwhen he wrote an article for theWashington Post on losing the1972 race. George wrote that whilethe loss was a significant personalsetback, “I have acknowledged it,
George McGovern dies at 90
Each school year junior and sen-ior students at Philip High Schoolcan apply to be part of the Intern-ships program in which they canwork at a local business or for ateacher.This year the program has 10students gaining experience at pos-sible future careers.Shelby Schofield, a senior, isworking with Erin Baer in the ele-mentary special education class-room. Schofield said she plans a ca-reer in special education followinggraduation next spring. She saidthis will allow her to gain experi-ence working with children whohave special needs.Schofield said the experience hasbeen “awesome” and a lot differentthan she expected, but just as awe-some as she thought it would be.The part she enjoys is workingone on one with the kids. “You getto know the children a lot more andI think that’s important for the stu-dents,” she said.One thing Schofield has learnedis that it’s not all fun, as she re-lated having to cut out projectitems for one hour. “And my hadfelt like falling off my arm after thehour was over,” she said. “But nowI’m a master at cutting things out,so it’s all good!”Schofield noted she was sur-prised at how different the specialeducation classroom is from others.Last year Schofield interned in thehigh school English classroom.“It’s been a great experience sofar and I look forward to continuelearning from it,” Schofield said.Senior Samantha Huston is busylearning about radiology fromKayla Eymer at Philip HealthServices. Huston said she chose thex-ray department because sheplans to get a degree in radiologyand wanted to experience the job.Huston said the experience hasbeen great. “I love working there,”she said. “I love working with thegirls, Kayla, Lacey (Clements) andLori (Seager). They are so fun andnice. And I like working with thepatients,” she said.Huston said the hardest part forher, is having to put the patient inthe right position for the x-ray andit causes them pain. “It makes mefeel bad,” she said.The amount of required paper-work was a surprise to Huston. Shesaid she wasn’t expecting that.That’s one reason the Internshipprogram is good for the students – they get to see all sides of a profes-sion.Tara Cantrell is looking towarda career as an elementary teacherso she chose to work with Mary-Lynn Crary, the second gradeteacher.Cantrell, a senior, said since sheis looking at being a teacher thiswould be a good experience for her.“It’s been a lot of fun. The kids areall so sweet and I get a big hugfrom them as soon as they come infrom recess,” she said. “I love it!”Cantrell said she enjoys beingaround the kids. She couldn’t listanything that she doesn’t enjoyabout the experience. “I love kids,”she said. An eye-opener for her has beenlearning how to explain a problem.“Sometimes a problem can be re-ally simple, but so hard to explainto a second grader,” she said.
PHS students gain career experiences
Shelby Schofield is a teacher’s aidewith Erin Baer in the special educationclassroom.
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Tara Cantrell works with MaryLynnCrary in the second grade classroom.Samantha Huston, front, works withKayla Eymer in Philip Health Servicesradiology department.
Reuban Vollmer, Jr., a memberof the Midland Volunteer Fire De-partment and a South Dakota Fire-fighters Association board member,visited the National Fallen Fire-fighters Memorial at the NationalFire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md.The annual National Fallen Fire-fighter Memorial weekend washeld Friday through Sunday, Octo-ber 5-7.According to Vollmer, the public-attended activities began with thearrival of the Red Helmet Motorcy-cle Ride. This consisted of well over200 motorcyclists from Fredrick,Ma., arriving at the memorial. Fol-lowing was a brief service with thelaying of a wreath at the memorialby members of the ride.Vollmer said that on Saturdayevening, a candlelight service washeld. Family members had deco-rated luminaries with pictures anddrawings of various interest of eachfallen firefighter.Sunday morning, with theweather being wet, the memorialservices were held at Mount St.Mary’s University. Noted were 80names of those who lost their livesin 2011. Included were the namesof Trampus Haskvitz, Jacob Wald-ner and William Waldner, all of South Dakota, along with othernames of South Dakota firefighterswho lost their lives in previousyears. Haskvitz died while fightinga Black Hills forest fire in August2011. The Waldners died in an ex-plosion in September 2011 whilehelping fight a coal bin fire at theSunset Hutterite Colony near Ab-erdeen.Those in attendance at the cere-mony from South Dakota were R.and Pat Vollmer; Don and LuJeanHaskvitz, John Haskvitz, BenHaskvitz, Mary Hattervig andJudy Cummings, all family mem-bers of Trampus Haskvitz fromNorth Sioux City Fire Department;William D. Pappas, James Heeren,and Jim Christenson, Deputy StateFire Marshal Doug Hinkle, DebStrain, Ruth Esperance, and JimStrain and Jay Esperance of SouthDakota Wildland Fire Suppression.According to National FallenFirefighters Memorial information,the annual weekend ceremony fea-tures special programs for sur-vivors and co-workers, along withpublic ceremonies. New survivorsmet other fire service survivorsfrom across the country to shareexperiences, make friendships andbegin to look ahead.Memorial information adds that,through private donations, thefoundation provides lodging andmeals for immediate survivors andassists with travel expenses. Thisallows family members to partici-pate in the public tributes, and infamily day sessions conducted bytrained grief counselors.The information also states thatfamilies arrive at the memorial andare escorted through a “Sea of Blue” leading to the NationalFallen Firefighters Memorial. Uni-formed fire service personnel linethe Walk of Honor® in honor andsupport of our new families. Repre-sentatives from Honor Guard andPipe Band Units participate aspart of this solemn tribute andcommemoration.South Dakota’s firefighter me-morial is on the state capitolgrounds in Pierre.South Dakota firefighters killedwhile performing their duty are:•Leon J. Lehmen, Johnson Sid-ing, 1981•Richard L. McDonald, RapidCity, 1988•Wayne T. Schlosser, TimberLake, 1988•Adell R. Potts, St. Stephen,1989*Curtis D. Mikkelsen, Hurley,1991*Robert Wayne 'Bob' Buhler,Delmont, 2000•David A. Martin, Opal, 2002•Roger Glen McMillin, Martin,2002•Nathan O. Hamro, Renner,2003•Donald E. DeVries, Belvidere,2005•Gerald M. 'Jerry' Martinez,USDA Forest Service, Custer Na-tional Forest, 2005•Thomas J. Kuehl, Elkton, 2006•Trampus S Haskvitz, SouthDakota Dept of Agriculture, Divi-sion of Wildland Fire, 2011•Jacob Paul Waldner, Sunset,2011•William George Waldner, Sun-set, 2011.
National Fallen Firefighters Memorial
The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Md.
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Pictured at the National September 11 Memorial are Reuben Vollmer Jr. (secondfrom left), Don and LuJean Haskvitz, John Haskvitz, Ben Haskvitz, Mary Hattervig,Judy Cummings, William D. Pappas, James Heeren, and Jim Christenson, Doug Hinkle, Jim and Deb Strain and Jay Esperance. Not shown: Ruth Esperance andPat Vollmer.These two kids,Jenna andAidan Engbarth,found a lull inthe wind, sweptthe sidewalksand gutter onCenter Avenue,then madegood fun of thepile of leaves.After a few jumps, they re-swept and did itall over again.The hard wind,sometimesgusty andsometimessteady, blewleaves from oneyard into an-other, or some-times simplyblew the leavesaway.
Photo by DelBartels
Autumn leaf jumping
The Family, Career and Commu-nity Leaders of America and theUnited Church youth group will betrick-or-treating this halloweenevening, not for candy, but for do-nations.Their annual event is to helpraise funds to go to the CysticFoundation Foundation. Anyamount of cash, no matter howsmall, is appreciated. Checks canbe made out to the CF Foundation.The youth will be out Wednesday,October 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m. They will be carrying bucketswith the cystic fibrosis logo.If you are missed and would liketo donate, money can be left at thePhilip High School office.The event is done, not only forsuch a worthy cause, but also inmemory of Jennifer Nelson,FCCLA member and friend, whodied of cystic fibrosis in 2007. Herfamily will be serving a soup sup-per after the trick-or-treating tothe students who participate.
Trick or Treat –cystic fibrosis
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Thursday:Partly cloudy. High of 48F.Breezy. Winds from the NW at15 to 20 mph.Thursday Night:Mostly cloudyin the evening, then clear. Lowof 18F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15mph.Friday: Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of39F with a windchill as low as 14F.Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10mph.Friday Night:Partly cloudy. Fogovernight. Low of 18F. Winds from theSouth at 5 to 10 mph.
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If you like wind, you should havebeen happy as a clam this lastweek since we had an excess of highly mobile air for two wholedays. If you tried to walk into it,you had to bend forward and strug-gle along. If you went with it, youhad 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-sidedmotor home would have made for ascary journey indeed.Neither was our mailman ex-cited about travel on those days.His pickup consumed lots more gasthan 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 unsettled some-how. It’s hard to concentrate onanything.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 being con-trolled. Another started over southand blew along our western borderfor many miles. It didn’t jumpacross the river to our river place,but it was a near thing. Luckily,neither fire did a lot of damage tous—mostly just a corner of a pas-ture or a thin strip--but the emo-tional toll was considerable. Wedon’t want any repetitions.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. Lordknows we don’t need another windlike that anytime soon.Fortunately, today was a beauti-ful 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.
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The sweet little goblins, Batmans and princesses, all covered inwarm winter coats, walk from one house to the next, holding out theirbuckets and bags for the candy given out at each stop. For the smallgroups consisting of the very young, a parent is waiting at the end of the house’s walkway for the kids to come back, show off the additionalcandy they just collected, then proceed to the next porch light.Some people point out the dark side of Halloween. I prefer a holidaythat lets kids have fun, that highlights neighbors willing to give a littleso others can enjoy themselves. Last year, the conversations by parentswaiting along the sidewalks were neighborly and fun. Of course, someof the words were lost because the adults were trying to talk and enjoypieces of candy gotten from the kids’ sacks at the same time. For thosewho want to continue the trick-or-treat tradition, but with a morebenevolent purpose, the high school kids go from house to house for do-nations to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis. A church in town is hold-ing a “harvest festival” so all kids who want to show up can play gamesand collect even more candy in a warm, safe place. This year Halloweenis on a school night, so the younger kids will probably be urged to callit quits fairly early. The parents will probably “inspect” the evening’sspoils and have to sample more than they need before trying to go tosleep themselves.An entire month of horror shows on television is more than I carefor. And that doesn’t include the political advertisements and debatesfor the upcoming election in early November. I am almost eager for theThanksgiving and Christmas season to begin. There is a tremendousdifference between a horror movie such as “House at the End of theStreet” and a classic Christmas show such as “Miracle on 34th Street.” Agreed, they both have at least ten minutes more of commercials thanthey did last year. Yes, I will probably fall asleep in the chair whilewatching either one. Yes, I will probably remember more about what Iwas snacking on than the movie itself.The idea of trick-or-treating is great in my hometown. This is mostlybecause very few people think beyond the treat part. Even then, tricksare usually limited to simply yelling “Boo!” when someone isn’t reallypaying attention. Those people out canvassing the neighborhood forcandy leave someone at home to dole out candy, or leave their porchlights off so kids don’t waste time knocking on that door.I can’t imagine what shenanigans people might do in bigger commu-nities. I can imagine what happens in my hometown, because I try to join in and promote them so the friendly traditions continue next yearand the year after. If someone’s kid says “Boo” or “trick-or-treat” ortells me yet another Halloween based knock-knock joke, I will playalong. This is my hometown, these are people I want to be around, andthe activities are wholesome and everyone is welcome to join in.
Basic computer classes
will be offered at the HaakonCounty Public Library in November. There is no charge for theclass. Please call the library at 859-2442 for more information andto register.
Haakon county puBlic liBrary …
will hold its annualScholastic Book Fair in the community room of the courthouse fromNovember 13-16. Hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day.
laDies’ prayer BreakFast …
Monday, Nov. 5, 7:00 a.m.at the Senechal Apts. lobby in Philip. All ladies welcome!
pHilip HealtH serVices auXiliary …
will meet Thurs-day, Nov. 1, at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room of the hospital.
milesVille VFD HalloWeen party …
Friday, Oct. 26, atMilesville Hall. Supper, 5:30 p.m. See ad in this week’s issue of theProfit for more details!
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To the editor;As United States citizens, wehave the right to vote for ourelected leaders in government.Along with this privilege comesthe need for voters to inform them-selves of the past and present ac-complishments of the candidates.Everyone’s vote is important. Vote November 6!Sincerely,/s/Keith and Lucille EmersonPhilip, SD* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Dear Editor;I’ve had the thought over the lastfew years about what a great smalltown Philip is.In visiting with customers at thecampground during the SturgisRally, we often got asked where wewere from in South Dakota. Eachand every one of them was amazedat what Philip had going on for atown of less than 1,000 people –agreat bank, grocery store, hard-ware store, lumber yard, varietystore, flower shop, pharmacy, hos-pital, nursing home, steakhouse,sale barn, Scotchman Industries,golf course, and the list goes on.They were especially impressed atthe transition places for the eld-erly –Senechal, Silver Leaf, swingbed.Apparently, this “great smalltown” thing got started in its earli-est years. I just finished reading afantastic book about Philip’s earlyyears, “Letters from Tully.” Anearly homesteader, Tully fre-quently wrote to her cousin, Sara.Thanks Sheryl Michael for turningme on to this book.A paragraph on page 124 says itall. “We will pull together to makePhilip the best town betweenPierre and Rapid City. If we haveany differences of opinion, we willsettle them among ourselves, but tothe outside world we are as oneperson .... They are as fine a groupof people you will meet anywhere.”Further down the page, she de-scribes the saloons in town and it istruly hilarious.I picked this book up at ZeebPharmacy, and rumor has it he or-dered more. You can also find it on-line. Anyway, I’m proud to be asmall part of this great Smalltown,USA./s/Jeanie Waara, Philip, SD
Letters to the Editor
Domestic violence awareness
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Emily Wickstrom and Dodie Hardy, advocates from Missouri Shores, theshelter in Pierre, visited Philip High School’s family and consumer science classes, Tuesday, October 16. According to thepresentation, one in four woman will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. In this country, every 15 seconds awoman is battered. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury in women between the ages of 15 and 44. MissouriShores provides shelter and services for those affected by domestic violence. Haakon County is one of the counties servedby Missouri Shores, with an advocate available at the Haakon Courthouse one Tuesday a month for anyone needing assis-tance. Other presentation topics included date rape and date rape drugs, as well as healthy and unhealthy relationships.The shelter is in need of many items. If anyone would like to make a contribution to the shelter, these things are especiallyneeded: toilet paper, laundry soap, fabric softener, diapers (especially size five and six), wipes, Clorox wipes, toilet bowlcleaner, Swiffer mop pads and bleach. The Philip chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America donatedfleece blankets made by the FACS class for children at the shelter. Community members donated cleaning supplies, diapers,and other items that the shelter needs. Pictured, back row, from left: Nathan Wooden Knife, Joseph One Skunk, ChaseWright, Jenny Johnston and Briaunna Williams. Middle row: Wickstrom, Garrett Snook, Tyshia Ferguson, Ellie Coyle, ColtonAlfrey and Hardy. Front: Libbi Koester, Caitie Pinella and Keegan Burnett.
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absorbed it and integrated it intothe rest of the long life I have beenprivileged to lead. Before that race,I had survived 35 missions as a B-24 bomber pilot in World War II;married Eleanor Stegeberg, thelove of my life; had five children;completed a PhD in history; andhad a successful career in politicsand government service.“Instead of lamenting about los-ing the election, George went backto work. George made our world abetter place through his work onmany issues, including agricultureand foreign policy. But his greatestpublic policy achievement has to behis work on hunger issues. Whatdrove George to work tirelessly tocombat hunger worldwide was hisrecognition that we are fortunate tolive in a country with food abun-dance. He knew that so many indi-viduals across the world were notas lucky. George often noted thathunger is a political condition thatis 100 percent curable. In our coun-try and across the world, there arecountless individuals who neverknew George but are no longer suf-fering from hunger because of hiswork.“It is sad to lose George, but wewill be able to see his impact on theworld for decades to come. SouthDakotans and folks across theUnited States and world are thank-ful for his long life of service. Per-sonally, I am thankful for George’sfriendship and advice. And I thinkI speak for many South Dakotanswho grew up following his careerwhen I say that I am thankful toGeorge for showing us that a kidfrom South Dakota can have amajor impact on the world.”Robert Duffett, president of Dakota Wesleyan University, madethis statement.“On behalf of thefaculty, staff and students atDakota Wesleyan University, Isadly acknowledge the death of ourfriend and colleague, George Mc-Govern.“It was here in Mitchell that hegrew up during the Great Depres-sion. He credited his excellentteachers at Mitchell High Schooland DWU with his lifetime love of history and debate.“Senator McGovern also had agreat love for his alma mater,Dakota Wesleyan University. It iswhere he met his beloved wife,Eleanor, when they were freshmen.It is where he heard the news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor andborrowed a campus administrator’scar to drive to Omaha to enlist inthe Army Air Corps. It is where hereturned after the war to completehis degree and eventually teachhistory.“It was my privilege to spendcountless hours with him in plan-ning and building the McGovernLibrary on our campus. Of course,George McGovern’s legacy will behis life of public service and leader-ship, but we are delighted that themost significant, tangible tribute tohim is the George and Eleanor Mc-Govern Library, McGovern LegacyMuseum, and the McGovern Cen-ter for Leadership and Public Serv-ice at Dakota Wesleyan University.“The McGovern Library has be-come the hub of our campus com-munity since it opened in 2006.Students attend class, work on re-search, hold meetings, enjoy infor-mal social gatherings over coffee,and study there. George lovedbeing in the library as well. Hewas often in the coffee shop meet-ing with people and chatting withfaculty, staff and students as he soenjoyed. He also delighted in writ-ing and working in his office in thelibrary. On the day of the librarydedication in 2006, he was espe-cially pleased to invite former Pres-ident Bill Clinton to his office for aprivate chat.“Our intellectual values at DWUare learning, leadership, faith andservice. George McGovern embod-ied each of those values in profoundways. Our campus community andI mourn this great loss and cele-brate the man who was the favoriteson of Dakota Wesleyan Univer-sity.”
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Secretary of State Jason Gant isencouraging students, teachers andparents to participate in the My Voice™ National Student MockElection on November 1.The mock election gives studentsacross the country the opportunityto cast their votes for candidates inboth the federal and state elec-tions. It also provides a forum forthem to talk about the issues theycare about this fall and beyond.Student voting begins on October25 and culminates on the NationalMock Election day, November 1, inadvance of the election. SouthDakota students, teachers and par-ents are encouraged to take part byregistering their schools online atsdsos.gov or nationalmockelec-tion.org.
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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 on understand-ing the concepts. With Ag CEO,the focus is how those conceptsapply to me and my operation.”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.
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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 two 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 longtimeSouth Dakota State faculty mem-ber.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/, or the secondary web-site at: www.mccrorygardens.com.
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Winter Wheat, 12 Pro........$8.50Any Pro...........................$7.70Spring Wheat, 14 Pro.........$8.63Milo.....................................$6.91Corn.....................................$7.06Millet.................................$30.00Sunflower Seeds..............$22.50
The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association invites all area produc-ers for supper and a meeting,Thursday, October 25, at 6:30 p.m.at Club 27 in Kadoka.Bill Bullard, chief executive offi-cer of R-CALF USA, is the featuredspeaker. He will share informationregarding R-CALF’s recent lawsuitdefending Country of Origin Label-ing from the World Trade Organi-zation. The lawsuit, filed by R-CALF USA and the USA MadeFoundation, stems from the com-plaints of Mexico and Canada thatthe United States' COOL laws dis-criminate against their products.The World Trade Organizationagreed with those countries and isforcing the United States and theUnited States Department of Agri-culture to comply with their inter-national courts. The lawsuit by R-CALF and supported by SouthDakota Stockgrowers Associationattempts to protect United Statessovereignty and the United StatesCOOL laws in support of UnitedStates producers and consumers.Also, there will be a brief updateon proposed changes to SouthDakota brand laws. Stockgrowersstaff and board members will ad-dress any questions that membershave regarding other topics thatStockgrowers are covering.For more information, contactSylvia Christen, Stockgrowers ex-ecutive director, at 342-0429 or callBob Fortune, Stockgrowers vicepresident, at 344-2200.
 Stockgrowers supper in Kadoka to feature R-CALF’s Bill Bullard
Drought continues its relentlessmarch across South Dakota, as re-flected in the latest United StatesDrought Monitor, released October11.Exceptional drought, the worstcategory on the map, has grown tonearly one-third of the state’s area,a 26 percent increase from Septem-ber 25. Currently, more than 91percent of South Dakota is coveredin the severe, extreme or excep-tional drought categories, saidLaura Edwards, South DakotaState University Extension climatefield specialist.“Last week, the drought map de-picted one-category degradationsacross much of western SouthDakota. This week’s changes re-flect worsening conditions in thenortheast. Winter wheat plantingis being delayed, and there is poorgermination and emergence inmany of the fields that have beenplanted,” Edwards said. “Dry soilsand very little rainfall have led tovery dry soil conditions to start off winter wheat and cover crops thisfall.”The month of September was therecord driest for several locationsin the northeast and central partsof the state, including; Aberdeen,Mobridge and Pierre. Pierre hashad no measurable rainfall since August 12, when 0.01 inches fell.Edwards said the National Cli-matic Data Center has reportedSouth Dakota being the drieststate on record.“Over the last two weeks, expan-sions in the three worst droughtcategories on the U.S. DroughtMonitor map in South Dakota re-flected these dismal precipitationamounts. Soil moisture is wellbelow normal for this time of yearas well, as farmers are concernedabout cover crops and winter wheatstatewide,” Edwards said.The USDA Weekly CropWeather Report, issued October 9,stated that 95 percent of topsoilmoisture is short to very short, and93 percent of subsoil moisture isshort to very short.Dennis Todey, SDSU state cli-matologist, said that drought isgetting worse rather than better.“The opportunities for recovery thisfall are becoming limited. We werehoping for some relief before win-ter, but the situation appears to begoing to the other direction,” Todeysaid. “This will have implicationsfor cropping decisions this fall, andpossibly into the spring. Limitedsurface water availability will bean issue for livestock producersthrough the winter season.”“We don’t see any clear climatesignal that this fall or winter willbe a game-changer,” Todey said.“The drought is so severe and ex-tensive that it will be challengingto make a significant recovery dur-ing our winter dry season.”He added that there may besmall amounts of relief over thelate fall and winter season, butboth crop and livestock producersshould be prepared for the currentdrought impacts to continue intothe spring.One positive impact of the ongo-ing drought is that harvest is wellahead of schedule for soybeans andcorn, according to the USDA re-port. Soybeans are 94 percent har-vested, up from 61 percent lastyear at this time, and well ahead of the five-year average of 43 percent.Corn is currently 78 percent har-vested, considerably up from 15percent at this time last year, alsowell ahead of the five-year averageof 12 percent for this same week.
Winter wheat plantingdelayed due to drought
Sutton Rodeo Company, of Onida, S.D., was awarded all threecategories of Badlands CircuitLivestock of the Year, with thesame three animals, for the secondyear in a row. Their animals, 303Crystalyx, 420 Chuckulator and 22Crystal Springs Peach, have wonthe categories of bareback horse,saddle bronc horse, and sull, re-spectively.Crystalyx is a nine-year-oldblack stud horse. Chuckulator is aneight-year-old bay stocking leggedstud horse, which also is used inthe bareback riding event. He wonbareback of the Circuit Finals in2011, the first horse to win bothbareback and saddle bronc awardsin the same year. He has been se-lected to the Wrangler National Fi-nals Rodeo in 2010 and 2011, beingvoted as a top ten saddle bronc atthe NFR both of those years.Crystal Springs Peach is a six-year-old bull, orange and white,high horned Brahma, purchased bythe Sutton family at the BennyBinion Bucking Horse and BullSale. He has a buck-off rate of 82percent, having been rode only fourout of 22 trips. His is partly ownedby the Crystal Springs RanchRodeo committee.The Badlands Circuit FinalsRodeo is pro rodeo’s regional cham-pionship for the states of North andSouth Dakota, and is hosted eachyear by the Minot Y’s Men’s Rodeoin Minot. This year’s event washeld October 4-7 and championswere crowned in each rodeo event.Sutton Rodeo’s Crystalyx wasawarded top bareback horse of thefinals and Sandman was awardedtop bucking bull of the finals.
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The South Dakota Secretary of State office has published the 2012Ballot Questions pamphlet onlineat sdsos.gov, allowing readers tobrowse the digital booklet in muchthe same way they would use aprinted copy.The pamphlet details the attor-ney general explanations and thepro and con statements associatedwith each proposed constitutionalamendment, referred law and ini-tiated measure that will appear onthe 2012 general election ballot inSouth Dakota.“This pamphlet is important as ameans to inform the voting citizensof South Dakota about questionsthey will have at the polls on No-vember 6” said Jason Gant, SouthDakota secretary of state. “My of-fice will distribute paper versionsof the pamphlet too, but we hope toeducate more voters than ever be-fore about ballot questions by offer-ing this booklet online in such areader friendly format.”The online version of SouthDakota’s 2012 Ballot Questionspamphlet allows users to share theliterature with other peoplethrough several methods, includingleading social media platforms, e-mail and by embedding the code foruse on other websites. The pam-phlet may also be downloaded andprinted.
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