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The official newspaper of Jackson County, South Dakota
includes tax
Volume 106Number 17November 8, 2012
News Briefs
 Veterans Day program
Thursday, November 8 at 9:00a.m., Kadoka City Audito-rium. Everyone encouraged toattend.
Kadoka American Legion& Auxiliary meetings
willbe Thursday, November 8 at7:00 p.m.
City Council meeting
willbe Monday, November 12, 7:00p.m. at the city office.
School Board meeting
willbe Wednesday, November 14,at the Midland School begin-ning with a walk through of the school at 3:00 p.m. and themeeting to follow.
Operation Christmas Child
Drop off a packed shoe box atthe Kadoka PresbyterianChurch: Mon., Nov 12 throughSat., Nov 17 from 1 - 5 p.m.;Sun., Nov 18: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.Contact Jean Weller for moreinformation at (605) 837-2233.
~ by Ronda Dennis ~ 
Hot Air Balloon
Kate DeVries
Witch & Wicked
Becky Chapman & Bob Young
Mardi Gras
Alice Wilmarth
Scarey Dude 
Milton Sorenson
Lovely Ladies
Joby Gerry • Cathy Stone • Emma Jarl
Seniors enjoying HalloweenNursing HomStyle!
Bessy the Cow?
Dwight Louder 
KCBA sponsors the trophies. At last month’s meeting GeorgeSieler addressed the purchase of advertising space on a new score-board at the Jackson CountySports Complex. He said the schoolwould like to have advertising topay for the scoreboard. KCBA asked for more information beforemaking a decision. No one waspresent at Thursday’s meeting todiscuss the scoreboard.Under new business, Laurie Fu-gate said the CBS sign at Mitchellis “faded out” and it was supposedto have been fixed.Jackie Stilwell made a motionto not pay any more sign rent untilthe sign is fixed. The motion car-ried.Laurie Fugate felt if the sign isnot fixed by spring KCBA shouldthink about going with a differentsign.The next meeting was tenta-tively set for Thursday, December6.The Kadoka Community Better-ment Association met on Thursday,November 1 at Jigger’s Restaurant.There was no treasurer’s report.Under old business it was notedthat there was a Rails to Trailsmeeting held in Kadoka. PresidentJackie Stilwell stated that it couldbe a benefit to the community.The annual Christmas promo-tion will be held on Sunday, Decem-ber 9 at the Kadoka City Auditorium. Activities will includeBingo, Santa’s visit and more.The Main Street Committee willset up the activities for the day. Ko-lette Struble stated that she wouldlike to have some new ideas for ac-tivities. A tree contest betweenbusinesses was discussed as well asa scavenger hunt.This year there were 81 partici-pants (54 boys and 27 girls) in thePunt, Pass & Pick on homecoming.The Kadoka Area School will behosting their annual Veteran’s Dayprogram on Thursday, November 8,9:00 a.m. at the city auditorium.The Kadoka Area band, chorusand elementary music programswill feature special music. All service veterans and servicemembers are being issued a specialinvitation to attend. In addition,everyone is invited to attend theprogram and help pay tribute toour veterans.
KCBA Country Christmas to be held December 9
Due to the Veterans Day holiday,we will have an EARLY DEADLINEfor the PROFITThursday, November 8, at NOON
Paying tribute to our veterans
 Remembering the vets
Harriet Noteboom, a resident at theKadoka Nursing Home, will be among many who remember to pay tributeto the veterans on Sunday, November 11. Her husband, Dick, retired fromthe US Army after serving 20 years. In addition to doing a five-year stintin Germany during WWII, he was also stationed in Japan for many yearsbefore retiring from his last station at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. In fact, she said,they got married in Japan. She is pictured next to one of the pieces of cherry furniture they brought home from Japan, Dick’s picture and the American Flag she received from the Jones County American Legion.“Towns always celebrate Veteran’s Day,” she said. “It’s important to honorall of the veterans.”
--photo by Ronda Dennis
Remembering her latehusband on Veteran’s Day 
The annual CommunityThanksgiving Service will be at theConcordia Lutheran Church onSunday, November 18 at 6 p.m.with a free soup and sandwich sup-per at 5 p.m.Each year the churches of ourcommunity get together for aThanksgiving Service at one of ourthree area churches. The ladiesfrom the Presbyterian, Lutheranand Roman Catholic Churches willbe serving a free soup and sand-wich supper before the service at 5p.m.This year they are very happy tohave the men’s singing group, theHaakon County Crooners, from thePhilip area with them. There willalso be a childrens message. At con-clusion of the this worship service,they will be taking an offering forthe needs of stranded travelers andthe needy in our community.The churches cordially inviteeveryone to come to the worshipservice at the Concordia LutheranChurch, join them for supper, andto hear the Crooners perform.There is no charge for the sup-per and you are invited to bringsomeone with you; you will not bedisappointed.For more details please callGary McCubbin at 837-2233.
Churches come together, planCommunity Thanksgiving Service
Jackson County Unofficial Election Results
Presidental Electors
Obama & Biden
Goode & Clymer 
Romney & Ryan
Johnson & Gray
US Representative
Matt Varilek
Kristi Noem
Public Utilities Commissioner 
Matt McGovern
Kristie Fiegen
Russell Clarke
Public Utilities Commission
Nick Nemec
Chris Nelson
State Senator - Dist. 27
Jim Bradford
State Rep. - Dist. 27
Kevin Killer 
Elizabeth May
Kathleen Ann
Jackson Co. State’s Attorney
Daniel G. Van Gorp
Gay Klima Tollefson
 Alvin Pahlke
Retain Supreme CourtJustice Glen A. Severson
ConstitutionalAmendment M
Yeswill remove theconstitutional restrictions
No will leave constitution as is
ConstitutionalAmendment N
Yes to eliminate fixed travelreimbursement rate for legislators
No leave constitution as is
ConstitutionalAmendment O
Yes to change distributionfrom cement plant trust fund
No to leave constitution as is
ConstitutionalAmendment P
Yes will include balancedbudget requirements in theconstitution
No to leave constitution as is
Initiated Measure 15
Yes for a 1% increase in statesales tax for education /Medicaid
No to the proposed law
Referred Law 14
Yes to a large projectdevelopment fund
No to the referred law
Referred Law 16
Yes to enact the educationreform act
No to the referred law
 Vernon Uhlir, Oliver Willert, Russ Olney & Bud Olney
~ Kadoka Press file photo
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Church Calendar 
2 Peter 3:17-18 All around the world, people go to church, bow theirhead to pray, and hear sermons, but many are notgrowing spiritually. I consider this a great tragedy.It is all too common for believers to assume these ac-tions fulfill Christian obligations. They may complete a checklist but experience no thriving relationshipwith Jesus. Do you see evidence in your own life that you're maturing in your walk with Him?To blossom spiritually, we must be saved. This happens the moment God makes us new, cleansing usof unrighteousness and adopting us as His own. Upon that foundation, we can begin to grow. Yet evenwith this new life, we can be stagnant.Eight indicators reveal the quality of our Christian journey. Today, let's explore three of them. First,growing believers should sense a deepening hunger for Christ. As we experience more of Jesus, who isthe bread of life (John 6:35), our desire for Him will increase. Second, believers dwelling closely with theSavior will notice that their discernment of sin sharpens. Faulty teaching and thinking become more ob-vious as we accumulate truth within our spirit. Third, our sphere of love should continuously expand. Intime, the Holy Spirit enables us to care for people who previously were either unnoticed or difficult to ac-cept.Do you have an insatiable hunger for God and an increasing awareness of sin? Is your love availableonly for those who match your personal standard of performance--or are you caring even for difficult peo-ple? These are important questions to ask when determining the quality of your spiritual growth.
 Measuring Our Spiritual Growth
Inspiration Point
Monday, November 12
Hamburger on a bun with let-tuce, oven browned potatoes,baked beans, and bananas in pud-ding with vanilla wafers.
Tuesday, November 13
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes andgravy, broccoli, bread, andpeaches.
 Wednesday, November 14
Vegetable beef soup, fruity slaw,biscuit, and plums.
Thursday, November 15
Roast turkey, dressing andgravy, sweet potatoes, green beans,cranberry salad, dinner roll, andpumpkin pie with topping.
Friday, November 16
Sausage gravy over biscuits,peas, cottage cheese and mixedfruit, juice, and applesauce.
Meals forthe Elderly
Terry A. Karrels_________________ 
Terry A. Karrels, age 58, of Broadus, Mont., died Wednesday,October 31, 2012, at the Hans P.Peterson Memorial Hospital inPhilip.Terry A. Trask was born June10, 1954, at Rapid City, the daugh-ter of Mark and Winifred “Winnie”(O’Connell) Trask. She grew up onthe Spanish Five Ranch in theCheyenne River breaks and ElkCreek in the Elm Springs commu-nity.Terry attended country school inthat area and high school at St.Martin’s Academy in Rapid Citywhere she graduated in 1972. Shethen attended South Dakota StateUniversity in Brookings.Terry was united in marriage toMichael H. Karrels on December27, 1991, on the Spanish FiveRanch, and to this union was borna son, James Michael Karrels.They made their home on aranch south of Belvidere whichthey operated until 2003 when theymoved to a ranch in Montana. Theycontinued to reside on the ranchuntil her death.Terry was generous and enjoyeddoing acts of kindness for peopleprivately, never wanting recogni-tion, but ranching was the biggestpart of her life. The spring seasonwas her favorite, especially enjoy-ing new colts being born and nam-ing them, and baby calves beingborn and watching them grow up.Terry was her dad’s cowboy, and in-herited his eye for good livestockand her uncle Milton’s passion forraising good horses.Grateful for sharing her life areher husband, Michael H. Karrels of Broadus; her two brothers, Patrickand Rose Mary Trask and theirfamily of Elm Springs, and Tomand Shelia Trask and their familyof Elm Springs; special friends,Chuck and Charlotte Hubing of Miles City, Mont.; and a host of other relatives and friends.Terry was preceded in death byher son, James Michael Karrels,and her parents, Mark and Winnie.Funeral services were held Mon-day, November 5, at the AmericanLegion Hall in Philip with JimScott officiating.Graveside services were held atthe Elm Springs Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family re-quests memorials directed to theHans P. Peterson Memorial Hospi-tal, or the Silverleaf Assisted Liv-ing Center, both of Philip.Arrangements were with theRush Funeral Home of Philip.Her online guestbook is avail-able at www.rushfuneralhome.comI believe it is a moral duty toprovide comfort for the suffering.About twenty years ago my Fa-ther was dying of metastatic coloncancer spread to bone. Dad wasone of those unusual cases inwhich meds were simply inade-quate for his unrelenting pain. Ei-ther he was totally unconscious, orawake and very uncomfortable.There seemed no helpful in-be-tween, and too often pain medsbrought wild and scary dreams,caused him to be combative, andfrightened him and all us involved.I should add here, we do betternow-a-days.Mom called me one evening andwarned that Dad was talkingabout driving into a bridge abut-ment. Then she handed him thephone and I pleaded with him notto do such a thing. “I will talk withyour doctor and find a better painreliever,” I said. “How can I get re-lief, and how will this end?” hereplied. I explained in cases likehis, people often develop pneumo-nia, and since he directed us not touse antibiotics, this might do it,“But don’t kill yourself.”Indeed, in less than two days hedeveloped pneumonia, his need forpain medicines lessened due tonatural pain relief mechanismsthat kick in when lungs start tofail. In less than two more days heescaped his cancer dying frompneumonia. The death certificatecalled it death by natural causes,but I suspect he voluntarilystopped coughing after our talkthat night, which allowed for theblessing of a rapid case of pneumo-nia. Still, I would agree on the nat-ural cause statement.There are those who requestthat physicians should, by law, beallowed to prescribe death-induc-ing poisons for patients who aresimilarly suffering. These peoplecould then fill the prescription,take the poison on their own time,and thereby choose to die on theirown terms instead of having towait for pneumonia. Although thisis law in some states in the US, Istruggle with that prescription fordeath.In my opinion the issue turnsaround the word “intent.” It runsagainst my moral duty to give apoison intended to kill. On theother hand, I consider it also mymoral duty to prescribe enoughmedicine intended to relieve suf-fering, even if it might hurrydeath.I believe there is a huge differ-ence between the intent to kill andthe intent to comfort.
Rick Holm, M.D.,
Medical Editor
Comfort not poison
The Presbyterian Church inKadoka will have their annual Loy-alty Sunday and potluck dinnerthis Sunday, November 11. SundaySchool will be at 10 a.m. and theworship service at 11 a.m. The Loy-alty Sunday dinner will follow theWorship Service.The ladies of the church will pro-vide the turkeys for the potluckdinner. At 1:15 p.m. the Presbyte-rian Women and the Elders willhave their monthly meetings.Everyone is cordially invited toattend the Loyalty Sunday service,potluck and any of the meetings.Please call the pastor, Gary Mc-Cubbin, at 837-2233 if you wouldlike any details on Loyalty Sundayor any other activities.
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Jody Ramon, Burneyville, OK $265
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Daryl Romero $25
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Russell Eschliman, Wisner, NE $170
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Thomas Lundquist, Onalaska, TX $120
August 2012
Shane Nelson, Nickerson, NE $120
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Driving Under the Influence - 1st Offense:
07-02-12: John Dolezal,
Belvidere: Plea: Guilty; Plea date: 08-25-12;Fines and costs $654; 30 days jail with 28 days suspended based on thefollowing conditions: pay fine and costs including any blood tests if appli-cable, obey all laws for one year, report to serve two days jail, report nolater than 09-22-2012 and let sheriff know one week in advance.
Driving Under the Influence & Speeding on Other Roadways:
07-30-12: Beau Yonkee,
Gillette, WY; Plea: Guilty; Plea date: 08-29-12;Fines and costs $889; obey all laws for one year; pay fine and costs, in-cluding blood test costs and restitution by 10-01-12; driving privileges inSouth Dakota revoked for 30 days.
 Allow Illegal Underage Person On On-Sale Premises:
No date listed: Gregory Barber,
Interior: Plea: Nolo Contendere; Pleadate: 08-29-12; Fine and costs $120; 10 days jail suspended based onthe following conditions: no violations of law for one year; pay fine andcosts.
Driving Under the Influence - 1st Offense:
08-11-12: Harold Red Owl,
Kyle: Plea: Guilty; Plea date: 08-29-12; Fineand costs $669; 30 days jail with 28 days suspended based on the fol-lowing conditions: serve two days in jail and report no later than 9-15-12at 8 p.m.; obey all laws for one year; pay fine and costs, including anyblood test costs if applicable, date fine and costs due will be determinedat 11-28-12 Rev. Hearing; obtain behave health evaluation, attend andsuccessfully complete any recommendations, and file proof with the clerkby date stated.
Driving Under the Influence & Possession of Alcohol by Minor:
08-22-12: Jordan Into,
 Ashtabula, OH: Plea: Guilty; Plea date: 08-29-12; Fines and costs $789; 30 days jail suspended based on the followingconditions: SD privilege to drive suspended for 60 days; obey all laws for one year; pay fine and costs, including any blood test costs if applicable.
Their honor, duty, and patriotismmake us proud to call them family,friends, and neighbors, and wehonor the memory of those whohave fallen, keeping all who servein our prayers.While we honor our veteranssacrifice, we are also aware of thecontinued struggles for many of themen and women in the militarywho have returned home fromtours of duty. As the son of a WorldWar II veteran, I believe we havean important responsibility to carefor our veterans who have sacri-ficed so much for our freedom. I ama strong supporter of programsthat benefit our veterans and be-lieve more can be done in terms of enacting pro-growth policies to ad-dress the needs that veterans haveduring this exceptionally difficultperiod of slow economic growth. Iwill continue to work across theaisle to come up with viable solu-tions to stimulate growth, boost jobcreation in the private sector, andassist those who have given somuch to their country.I invite all South Dakotans to join me in honoring the sacrifice of our veterans and to keep the bravemembers of our military and theirfamilies in our thoughts andprayers as they continue to serveon our behalf.Battles fought in wars aroundthe world, both past and present,have been depicted for many Amer-icans through the lens of a camera.Behind the triumphs and thesadness of the photographs, are themen and women who have sovaliantly honored the call to dutyin defense of freedom. These menand women, some of whom madethe ultimate sacrifice, have pro-tected our nation from foreign anddomestic threats, and fought in thename of liberty all over the world.This September, I had the greatopportunity to help welcome homethe 842nd Engineer Company of the South Dakota National Guard.The 160 men and women of theSpearfish, Belle Fourche and Stur-gis based unit represent some of the best that both South Dakotaand our nation have to offer. Theseservicemen and women, like somany before them, honored the callto duty and selflessly put the wel-fare of our nation before their ownpersonal needs.This Veterans Day we pause tothank and pay tribute to the veter-ans and active members of the mil-itary who have risked life and limbprotecting our freedoms. SouthDakota veterans, young and old,connect us to the past and presentstruggles for freedom and peace.
Honoring defenders of liberty 
by Senator John Thune
were countless men and womenlike him who bravely answered thecall to serve, placing themselvesinto harm’s way and enduringunimaginable hardships. MoreWorld War II veterans die everyday, but their contributions to ourcountry’s history will never be for-gotten. A common characteristic amongveterans across the generations ishumility. I can’t tell you the num-ber of times I’ve thanked a veteranfor their service and their responsehas been, “I’m no hero; I was justdoing my job.” When they makethese humble remarks, these menand women aren’t acknowledgingthat their work is something thatin the past decade only one half of one percent of the population waswilling to do. They aren’t recogniz-ing that their job pulls them awayfrom their families and puts themin dangerous situations, all so thatwe may live safely in America andthe freedoms we hold dear may bepreserved. If there was ever reasonto be a little boastful, this would bethe time.With this modest attitude, ourveterans may not ask for extra ben-efits, attention or praise, but theyare deserving of all that and more.This year we saw the welcomereturn of over 500 South DakotaNational Guardsmen who had de-ployed in support of Operation En-during Freedom and OperationNew Dawn.These men and women join themore than 72,000 veterans who callSouth Dakota home. Residents incommunities across the stateturned out to show their support inwelcome home parades and cere-monies.This Veterans Day, communitieswill again gather together to honorthose who have served in our coun-try’s military. As we celebrate thisholiday, we not only honor the re-cently returned National Guardveterans, but all those who haveworn our nation’s uniform and sac-rificed so much in service to ourcountry.With the recent passing of Sen-ator George McGovern, we’re re-minded again of the valor of theGreatest Generation. As a youngpilot, George flew 35 B-24 Libera-tor missions over Europe. When hisplane was struck by enemy fire, headeptly crash-landed it, earningthe Distinguished Flying Cross andthe Air Medal.While his actions were certainlyheroic they were not unique. There
Honoring our veterans
by Senator Tim Johnson
1 package (3 oz) cream cheese,softened1/2 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkinpie mix)1 egg3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 box brownies ultimate fudge mix1/4 cup vegetable oil2 tablespoons water 1 egg
1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 9-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray. In small bowl, beat all fillingingredients with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Set aside.2. Make brownie batter as directed on box, using 1/4 cup oil, 2 tablespoonswater and the egg. Spread 3/4 of the batter in pan. Spoon filling by tablespoon-fuls evenly over batter. Spoon remaining brownie batter over filling. Cut throughbatter several times with knife for marbled design.3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted 1 inch from side of pancomes out almost clean. Cool completely. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store cov-ered in refrigerator.
PumpkinSwirl Brownies
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Do you suffer from anatidaepho-bia? That is the fear that some-where, somehow, a duck is alwayswatching you. Actually this ismore a made-up fear by humoristGary Larson in his Far Side comicsthat an actual one, but probablysomewhere, somehow, there is aperson who worries about beingspied on by ducks.Rationally speaking, there isn’tall that much to be afraid of whenit comes to ducks. They seldom goon the attack, and how dangerouscan the awkward things be withflat feet and blunt bills? Now geeseare a different story. I’ve been bit-ten on the rear by a gander once ortwice, and that can hurt. In otherwords, keep an eye on geese butdon’t fuss that much about ducks.There are a lot of phobias outthere, however, that have beenclassified and are real “excessive,irrational, and persistent fears” asWebster’s dictionary puts it. One of the most common might be acro-phobia, which is the fear of heights. Luckily, I don’t have itand could happily climb to the topof the water tower to take aerialpictures of Myrt’s auction salesince she wanted it visuallyrecorded. I did learn that youshouldn’t look up and see cloudsfloating over since that gives youthe nasty feeling that the tower isfalling over backwards. Lookingdown is fine with me but not up.On the other hand, wife Corinneseldom climbs up over one or twosteps on a stepladder. Heightsdon’t do a thing for her. Even pic-tures of someone up high give herpause. Neither is it a good idea tohold hands with her while watch-ing a movie where someone is dan-gling in space or up too high.Seeing such things will make herhands sweat. On the ranch, Ifound that repairing windmills isnot a job for a lot of guys. It makesthem really nervous to work onsomething too far above groundlevel, if you can even get them toclimb up there in the first place.Claustrophobia is another com-mon problem which troubles thosewho dislike confined spaces. I havea bit of that. Actually, I’m okay ina small space if there is no one elsethere with me. Neither do I caremuch for crowds or even sitting ona couch with people on both sides.On the other hand, I certainlydon’t suffer from autophobia whichis nervousness caused by beingalone. I can exist for days or weeksby myself with no problem at all.If you live on a ranch in the middleof nowhere, this is fortunate. It’stoo many people that bother meand not too few.Now there are quite a fewthings that are a danger and needto be watched. Snakes, prairiefires, spiders and bats come tomind. I don’t go into a panic withany of those, but I don’t like themmuch. I am not so afraid of snakes,though, that I can’t run and find ahoe or other implement to removetheir heads. Nevertheless, I don’trun through tall grass or pick up alog without kicking it first. Thishabit came in very handy indeedone day when I went to pick up astump that was supporting thetongue of a hay rake. I kicked itover only to find a rattlesnakebelow it. The thought of puttingmy fingers under there withoutlooking strongly reinforced myhabit of kicking or shifting firstand picking up second. The sameapplies to feed sacks on the floorwhere spiders and other crawlythings like to hide.I do come down with a bit of ablutophobia in the winter whichhas to do with bathing or washing.The reason is acarophobia which isabout itching. If I bathe every day,I also itch every day. Washing upis fine, but daily showers are not.This is only a problem in coldweather and not warm. Neither doI suffer from ataxophobia which isfear of disorder or untidiness. AskCorinne if you don’t believe me.She has a bit of that condition buthas learned to put up with mymesses without too much distress.Finally we come to luposlipa-phobia which is the fear of beingpursued by timber wolves arounda kitchen table while wearingsocks on a newly waxed floor. Asyou might guess, this is anotherhumorist’s invention. Socks on anewly waxed floor are actuallykind of fun since you can take arun and slide across until yourmother tells you to quit. The tim-ber-wolf part not so much.Actually, I am basically savedfrom excessive fear by trusting inmy heavenly father. He looks afterme and keeps me out of trouble ashe promises to do and has done re-peatedly. He says not to worryabout anything but to pray abouteverything. I try to do that andhighly recommend it. Being afraidy cat isn’t much fun. I can livewithout it.
Fraidy Cat
Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
Larry Johnston survived thestorm in New York without toomuch difficulty. He had flown therepreviously to visit his son,Laramie, and family and accom-pany Laramie and three of hishunting friends back here. It waswindy there where Laramie livesand blew over a tree nearby, butLarry said it wasn’t too bad. Hehad a good time with his threegranddaughters, helped them withtrick-or-treating on Halloween, etc.The girls are eight, five and three-years old. On the trek back here onNov. 1, however, it rained for thefirst 500 miles. Laramie andfriends dropped Larry off atMitchell while they continued on toNorth Dakota to visit Laramie’smom. Jo and Jenny then pickedLarry up and continued to Huronwhere they visited Jo’s sister beforereturning home on Saturdayevening. The trip from New Yorkwas started at 8:00 a.m. on Thurs-day and went straight through toMitchell by 1:30 the next morning.On Sunday, Laramie and friendsdid archery deer hunting at ThadStout’s. Thad is Laramie’s uncle.They were also planning to do somepheasant hunting at Larry’s andother places and return to New York late in the week.Former area resident, TerryKarrels, passed away last week atthe hospital in Philip where shehad been for several weeks. Shewas 58. Funeral services were heldMonday morning at the LegionHall in Philip with burial later atElm Springs. Many will rememberher bright and cheerful personalityand her lovely singing voice. Sheand her husband, Mike, moved toBroadus, Montana, in 2003 andhave lived there since.Roy and Rose Albin of Marylandwere in church in Belvidere onSunday with Roy’s aunt, CloretaEisenbraun. They had survived thestorm on the East Coast which de-livered something like nine inchesof rain in a day and a half. Afterthat, they came here to visit friendsand relatives and check on thegraves of Roy’s folks, Woody andErcel. They hadn’t been here yetthis year and decided it was time tocome. Roy’s brother, Ross, of Pow-ell, WY, was going to meet themhere but ran into scheduling con-flicts and couldn’t make it. He hadvisited them in Maryland a coupleof months ago however. Ross’s wife,Mable, had died some time ago.Roy taught school for thirty yearsbefore retiring.Phyllis Word attended the re-gional chorus concert held inKadoka last Friday. Kids from sev-eral local schools practiced all dayfrom 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. andthen presented a concert at 6:00p.m. Trisha (DeVries) Bork helpedaccompany the singers. Phyllis’granddaughter, Mackenzie Word,was a member of the combined cho-rus.Jamie and Travis Dolezal andJamie’s sister, Jackie, attended theLutheran Church in Midland onSunday. Then they ate at the an-nual Catholic dinner in Midlandbefore heading to Kadoka for theHoliday Festival at the auditorium.Jamie found a bit of Tupperware atone booth that she though might beuseful in her kitchen. The festivalis a fundraiser for the KadokaNursing Home. Joy and LarryDolezal were also at the festivaland helped where needed sinceLarry is on the board for the nurs-ing home. This week, the Dolezalsare planning to wean their calvesand are getting ready for that.Jo Rodgers didn’t put manymiles on her car this week for achange since she mostly worked atthe Belvidere Post Office. She hada quiet week as did son Jory who isbetween the football and wrestlingseasons.Frank Carlson and CaseyJensen visited Clair and JoanneBitting on Sunday afternoon.Frank said they went to see howClair was getting along after hav-ing a defibrillator installed a coupleof weeks ago. He seems to be doing just fine. Casey continues to workwith Brent Peters and his excava-tion business out of Kadoka whileworking with some horses and alsoliving in the former Ilove Sanftnerhouse there in Belvidere. Caseysays Ilove’s old house suits himquite well and he likes living there.Wally and Cheryll Wells visitedbriefly on the phone with BunnyGreen this weekend. She was backat her house across the street for abit and said she is feeling betterand doing better. She hopes to beback to stay before long but for nowis staying with her granddaughterin Ft. Pierre.Betty Kusick was visited by herdaughter, Loretta Schreiber, of Quinn on Saturday. Loretta cutBetty’s hair and then beat her at agame of cribbage. On Tuesday,Betty is planning to serve on theelection board with Carol Badureand Georgann Addison. She wasplanning to meet the sheriff at thechurch hall on Monday so he coulddeliver a voting machine. On Sun-day, Betty had a long phone callfrom Buck Carrico in Arizona.Buck is currently living there in hismotor home and said the tempera-ture there was 78 degrees. Theyhad a good visit.
She did not make us perfect But nature still was kindTo our own faults she made us Amazingly blind.
Last Sunday morning, October28, Irene Kaufman came from Valentine, NE, and she and CarolFerguson drove on to visit Irene’ssister, Ellen Totton, in Philip. Theyenjoyed lunch with Bob and Ellenand their grandson, Justin Holm,and his daughter, Adriana, of Rapid City. Friday had been Boband Ellen’s 60th wedding anniver-sary and they celebrated with aparty, cake and all.Carol Ferguson and Irene Kauf-man traveled on to Rapid Citywere supper guests at the home of Cora, Scott and Moya Brickman onSunday evening. On Monday, Irenekept an appointment and they alsomade time for a visit with CharityWeiss in the morning and thenspent time with Kaitlyn Fergusonin the afternoon. The two tiredladies returned home to Norris onMonday night. Irene spent thenight at Carol’s home in Norris be-fore returning to Valentine onTuesday.Dan, Susan and Morgan Taft at-tended an auction up by Enning aweek ago Sunday. They enjoyedseeing some different country, butit is dry up there, too. We did re-ceive .09 of an inch a rain or a mistthis last week, hope it is a goodprimer for a three-day soaker.June Ring went into WhiteRiver and renewed her drivers li-cense. She passed, so has the run of the road now. That afternoon shewas busy making her popular pop-corn balls for trick-or-treaters.The Kratovil Electric crew, fromMartin were busy at the JamesLetelliers on Tuesday. Couldn’thelp but think of the millions indistress up and down the EastCoast. We know what it is like to bewithout electricity for days downhere, but that was nothing com-pared to what those folks are expe-riencing. Please keep them in yourprayers.Wednesday, Tom and ShaunaBrewer of Montana stopped by andvisited a couple hours with hisuncle and aunt, Evan and DorothyBligh.Halloween was such a nice dayevery spook and goblin was out andabout. James and Marjorie AnneLetellier had the usual open housewith 125 trick-or-treaters. We evenran out of treats! Sorry kids. To behonest, I have been here for so longthat anyone that comes to the dooris a “kid” to me.Sharon Ring took her candy overto Torey’s to pass out to the kids be-cause they had to be gone to RapidCity for an appointment.The St. John Lutheran Ladies Aide met at the home of SharonRing on Thursday afternoon. Al-berta Allard visited at the JuneRing home later that same after-noon.Guys are really busy workingand moving cattle this time of year.Dan Taft helped CheyenneSchmidt load out cattle on Thurs-day. On Friday Dan and Morganhelped Jerry Hicks work cattle.The Ed and Pete Fergusonsbranded some late calves on Satur-day afternoon. Besides family, Gra-cie Charging Hawk, Jerry Hicks,John WoodenKnife, Jace Hutchin-son and Harold Standing Bearwere there to help.JoAnn Letellier was busy deco-rating and helping with theKadoka Nursing Home benefitChristmas fair on Saturday andSunday. It was a great successagain this year. It is always so funto attend, lots of food, fun and vis-iting and you can even shop!Saturday, Susan and MorganTaft attended the cow sale inPhilip.Evan and Dorothy Bligh enjoyedattending the Casey Tibbs Founda-tion Tribute dinner at Ft. Pierre onSaturday evening.The South Dakota Plains Chap-ter of Thrivent held their annualelection of officers meeting at theNorris Township Hall on Saturdayevening. The delicious supper wascatered by the ladies group.Andee Beckwith visited Maxine Allard a bit on Sunday afternoon.Several area folks enjoyed theKadoka Nursing Home HolidayFestival and delicious dinner onSunday. Maxine Allard and JeanKary accompanied June Ring tothe event. Maxine enjoyed seeingmany friends including her neice,Terry Baldwin, at her SouthBeekota honey table. June visitedin the home of her son, Bruce, andJessie Ring after she got home.Sunday afternoon visitors at theRobert Ring home were hunters,Mike, Todd and Justin, from Ne-braska.Have a great week!“Rail service is extremely impor-tant in South Dakota, and I’mpleased to see successful comple-tion of this multi-year effort,’’ Gov.Daugaard said. “The economic ben-efits of this project are immeasura-ble.”The sale of South Dakota’s 369miles of Core Line railroad track tothe Burlington Northern/Santa FeRailway (BNSF) in 2005 led to im-proved rail service to elevators inHighmore and Harrold fromBNSF’s shuttle program.“Rehabilitation of the tracks be-tween Mitchell and Chamberlainhas further enhanced shippingchoices,” Bergquist said. “It will begreat to see South Dakota’s farm-ers reaping the financial benefits of the improved and expanded railservice that not only provides moreeconomical transportation of grain,but it also takes many heavy graintrucks off our roads.”For more information, contactBruce Lindholm at the SouthDakota Department of Transporta-tion at 605-773-3574.The South Dakota Departmentof Transportation and the DakotaSouthern Railway Company arewrapping up a two-year, $28 mil-lion rehabilitation project on thestate-owned, short-line rail systembetween Mitchell and Chamber-lain.Gov. Dennis Daugaard said com-pletion of the 61.6 mile rail projectgives the state’s farmers more op-tions for storing, hauling and sell-ing their crops.Rehabilitation of the rail line fa-cilitated construction of GavilonLiberty Grain Terminal, as well ascreated opportunities for furthereconomic development in the area.The new elevator in Kimball willresult in lower shipping costs, ex-panded markets and better pricesfor grain producers.Dedication of the rail line, aswell as a grand opening of LibertyGrain, which is located five mileseast of Kimball, took place Thurs-day, Nov. 1. Gov. Dennis Daugaard,U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson and stateTransportation Secretary DarinBergquist were speakers.
Railroad rehabilitation bringsnew business, profits to SD
The breeding success in theSouth Dakota cowherd was quitevariable this summer because of heat and drought. Extension Beef Reproduction Specialist GeorgePerry explains cows that were bredin the early part of the summer set-tled a pregnancy quite well butwhen summer temperatures beganto spike, many cows were just toohot to breed."Where we've seen the majorityof problems occurring this year areactually the animals trying to bebred end of June and into Julywhen we had the really hotweather," Perry said. "If we raisethe rectal body temperature as lit-tle as 2 degrees, we can actually re-tard embryo growth and thereforewe don't get near as good of preg-nancy rates."Perry says heat stress may alsohave impacted semen quality of bulls."On bulls there is more of a last-ing effect of that heat, even heat fora short period of time, since sper-matogenesis in the bull is a 61-dayprocess, if the bulls get too hot ortheir testes get too hot, the spermthat is actually being formed can beimpacted and actually impact fer-tility up to two months later de-pending on how severe it was."The heat stress was com-pounded by the drought, with sum-mer pastures falling short for manycows' nutritional needs."When she starts losing condi-tion, unless that embryo is well es-tablished it's one of the first thingsthat can be lost," he said.Perry urges cattlemen to moni-tor and boost their herd's body con-dition now if needed before wintersets in as after weaning is the eas-iest time to improve body score -setting the stage for successfulcalving.To learn more about this topic,visit the beef tab on igrow.org.More information on fertility andbody condition scoring will also bepresented at the 2012 Applied Re-productive Strategies in Beef Cat-tle Conference. The conference willbe held in Sioux Falls S.D., Dec. 3and 4. The full program and list of speakers is available at http://mu-conf.missouri.edu/ARSBC-South-Dakota.The iGrow Radio Network andSDSU Extension bring listeners aninformative show each day. Formore information on the iGrowRadio Network, or to listen toarchived shows, visitwww.igrow.org.
2012 drought impact on breedingsuccess in the South Dakota cowherd
Coyote calling contest
TheBad River Sportsman’s Clubheld its annual West River coyotecalling contest, Saturday, October27.There were 23 two-person teamsentered, with 20 returning with atotal of 90 coyotes. The first placeteam of Jeff Nelson, Philip, andJake Nelson, Creighton, brought in11 coyotes.The second place team of CalvinFerguson, Kyle, and DarrellHunter, Kyle, brought in nine coy-otes. The third place team of Tan-ner Lolley, White River, and MattGlynn, Belvidere, brought in eightcoyotes.Three teams each brought inseven coyotes. Those team were JoeReddest and Cornell Reddest, Kyle,Rod Kirk, Tuthill, and JaredSchofield, Okaton, and Bryce Van-derMay, Long Valley, and ChadCerney, Wall.Winners of the big dog contestwere Lonnie Lesmeister, Dupree,and Dakota Longbrake, Dupree,who got a coyote weighting 40.5pounds. This dog outweighed thenext heaviest one by four and onehalf pounds.The little dog contest was a tie.The team of Jace Shearer, Wall,and his partner, Neal Muscat, Sun-dance, Wyo., and the team of J.Reddest and C. Reddest eachbrought in a coyote weighing 16pounds.

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