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Volume 106Number 22December 13, 2012
News Briefs
Kadoka Area School Board
meeting will be Wednesday,December 12, 6:00 p.m. at theKadoka School.
 A Blood Drive
will be held atthe Kadoka Fire Hall on Tues-day, December 18 from 2-5:30p.m.
~ by Ronda Dennis ~ 
Linda’sPeanut Brittle
Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water, stirringconstantly with wooden spoon. Heat until sugar dissolves over medium heat. Continue, bringingto full boil. Add butter. Heat to 280º and slowlyadd cashews. Cook to 300º. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and soda. Pour into warm butteredpan.
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Cherry CrunchCookies
3/4 cup butter, softened1 cup sugar 2 eggs2 T milk1 tsp vanilla extract2 1/4 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt1/2 tsp baking soda1 cup chopped pecans1 cup chopped dates1/3 cup marachino cherries1 3/4 cup finely crushed cornflakes30-40 marachino cherriesIn mixing bowl cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition. Add milk and vanilla, mixwell. Combine flour, baking powder, saltand baking soda. Add to cream mixture.Stir in pecans, dates and chopped cher-ries. Cover and refrigerate for 30 min-utes.Shape in 1 inch balls and roll in corn-flakes. Place 2 inches apart on un-greased cookie sheet. Press a cherryinto center of each cookie. Bake at 350ºfor 14-15 minutes or until golden brown.Move to wire racks to cool.
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Submitted byRenate CarsonRecipe by Linda PetrasSubmitted by Jo JohnstonPrize was shared!
Kadoka Press ChristmasBaking Contest winners
2 cups sugar 1/2 cup water 3 cups cashews2 tsp clear vanilla1 cup corn syrup1 cup real butter 1 tsp baking soda
PeanutButter Balls
2 1/2 cups of rice krispies, crushed4 cups powdered sugar 2 sticks oleo1 1/4 peanut butter White or chocolate almond barkIn bowl mix crushed rice kripsies andpowdered sugar. Set aside.Melt the oleo and peanut butter together over low heat. Remove from heat andpour over cereal mixture and mix well.Form into balls the size of walnuts andchill. Dip in melt almond bark and let setup.
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Bingo
There was a large crowd on hand to play free Bingo.There were prizes for children and adults.Many turkeys and hams and other prizes were given.
Christmas ornaments
Lesa Eisenbraun shows her granddaughter, Laney, the ornament with her name on it. Kathy Fugate (L)personalized the ornaments given to the children.
Little El
Ridge Solon
Look what Santa gave us!
Alayna Patterson, Jryzee Coller and Alayna Janssen
KCBA Country Christmas
KCBA Treasure Huntclues may be picked up at the Jackson County Library or BankWest
The council discussed their op-tions and questioned if it would bebetter to have all drop down mics.It was noted that after Fugateattended the most recent KCBA meeting, they showed interest inhelping with costs. Fugate alsoplans to attend the school boardmeeting, as well, to present costs.Colby Shuck said he thought themusic parents may show interestin helping with funding; JackieStilwell said another organizationmay help as well.The council showed interested inhelping with the project.Nathan Riggins reported thatone water leak had been fixed.Under the street report, PatrickSolon said the new furance hasbeen installed in the city shop.However, there is a problem withwater in the new propane tank.Under solid waste, the councilheard that the red pickup has beenfixed and repairs were not as badas expected.Brad Jorgensen questioned thecosts of hauling the recyclablesand debated whether or not therecould be a cheaper way for the cityto tranport the cardboard, etc., toRapid City.Bar Manager JoBeth Uhlir saidpoker is done for now and willrestart after the first of the year. After running four months of in-ventory specials, Uhlir said, shedidn’t know if she will continuewith the specials.Mayor Weller gave the audito-rium/park report in the absence of Micki Word. He said the audito-rium is busy with activities.Council person Ryan Willertquestioned if there was a need tohire part-time help for Billie JoEisenbraun.There was also discussion as towhat the old weight room is beingused for at this time. Mainly, theroom is being used to store footballgear, drama props and KCBA items.Weller read a letter of resigna-tion from council person MickiWord, who stated she would like tostep down from her position, due tohealth reasons. She also thankedthe council for the years on thecouncil. A motion was made by RyanWillert and carried, to accept herresignation with regret.There was no discussion for a re-placement in that ward.Setting a date for an end-of-the-year meeting was discussed. Thecity will need to act on contingencyfund transfers. However, at thistime, until payroll is done, thetranfer amounts are unknown assome department balances are es-timated. In addition, there was dis-cussion on paying for the newfurnace at the shop.The special meeting was set forThursday, December 27 at 5:00p.m.The meeting ended in executivesession to discuss setting salariesfor 2013.The Kadoka City Council heldtheir regular meeting on Monday,December 10 with all memberpresent, except Micki Word.The council approved the min-utes of the November meeting, thebills and financial statement.There was one bid received andopened for the solid waste trans-portation contract. West River Ex-cavation bid the same amount aslast year which was $500 per tripand that for every five cents over$3.00 per gallon of fuel, $5.00 beadded. A motion carried to accept thebid from West River Excavation.The council approved BankWestas the official depository, theKadoka Press as the official news-paper and Alvin Pahlke as the offi-cial attorney.Bob Fugate, who was on theagenda to discuss the auditoriumsound system, was unable to at-tend the meeting. However, he leftinformation with the finance offi-cer.Patty Ulmen said Fugate hadbeen in contact with Mid States Audio & Video, the same companyout of Sioux Falls that installed thecurrent sound system at the audi-torium.The sales person provided op-tions of going with three or fourwireless microphones (over the earmic elements) at a cost of $680 perunit. He’s also recommended threewired microphones at $255 apiece.There would be an additional costof $700 for the company to go overthe system, make adjustments andinstall the equipment. These costswould total $4,185.
City council accepts resignation
~ photos by Ronda Dennis ~
Crooners in concert …
 A community-wide dinner and Christmas concert were given, Sunday, Decem-ber 2, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Kadoka. The men’s singing group, the Haakon County Crooners,performed their own style of four-part harmony Christmas music. “We don’t do holiday concerts, we do Christmasconcerts,” said director Marlis Doud. The Crooners then traveled to Wall to perform in the Wall CommunityHall. The next concerts for the Crooners are scheduled for 5:00 p.m. in a community wide concert at the OpenBible Church in Midland, Saturday, December 15, and at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 16, in the Haakon CountyCourthouse in Philip. Shown, back row, from left: Roger Porch, Joe Gittings, Mark Nelson and Rick Doud. Middlerow: Paul Staben, Art Weitschat, John Staben, Steve Ferley and Del Bartels. Front: accompanist Marilyn Millageand director Marlis Doud. Not pictured: Andy Blye, Mike West and Don Kramer.
--courtesy photo
Haakon County Crooners Christmas
KCBA holds Decembermeeting at Jigger’s
The Kadoka Community Betterment Association held their Decembermeeting on Thursday the 6th at Jigger’s Restaurant. A number of Christmas promotion bills were approved for payment, aswas the payment to Black Hills, Badlands & Lakes. Budget issues and3Bs money were also discussed.Once again there were issues with the CBS sign by Mitchell; it still hasnot been fixed. Billing has been received, however, following discussion,members approved a motion to not sign another contract with the com-pany. They will look into other signs.Secondary Principal George Seiler presented information regardingcosts for a new sports complex scoreboard. If KCBA wanted advertisingon the top banner, costs are estimated to $8,500. Members felt a smallersection of advertising would be more feasible. There was no action taken.Bob Fugate presented information regarding the sound system at thecity auditorium. He also said he would talk to the city council and schoolboard about costs. A motion carried to help with funding to some extent.
--by Ronda Dennis
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Monday, December 17
Fish portions, oven browned po-tatoes, parsley carrots, oatmealfruit muffin, and plums.
Tuesday, December 18
Roast beef, mashed potatoes andgravy, broccoli-cauliflower, bread,and strawberries and bananas.
 Wednesday, December 19
Spaghetti with meatsauce,tossed salad, juice, french bread,and mixed fruit.
Thursday, December 20
Baked ham, sweet potatoes, sea-soned green beans, dinner roll, andapplesauce.
Friday, December 21
Oyster stew or potato soup, rel-ishes, meat and cheese tray, gela-tin salad, bread, and Christmasdessert.
Meals forthe Elderly
2 Corinthians 1:18-22The Christian life rests on a foundation of God'spromises for today and for the future. We can trusteverything that our heavenly Father has said becauseHis Word shows Him to be...Truthful. The Lord knows what is true and speaks honestly in all matters. We can be assured of thisbecause He is holy; there is no sin in Him. He is also omniscient and understands everything (Heb. 4:12-13). His promises are based on His infinite knowledge and truthfulness.Faithful. Scripture compares the Lord to a shepherd who "gathers the lambs in his arms and carriesthem close to his heart" (Isa. 40:11 niv). What He has planned for us, He will bring to fruition (Rom. 8:28).Our heavenly Father does not waver in His intentions or will.Loving. God's love for us was demonstrated at the cross. He sent His Son Jesus to die by crucifixionand thereby take the punishment for our sins. The Savior experienced God's wrath against iniquity sowe might know only His love. This is the ultimate proof of His devotion to us.All-powerful. Divine power created the world and raised the Savior back to life, so we know God hasthe ability to carry out all His plans. Our omnipotent Father can keep every one of His promises.A promise is valuable only if the one making it has trustworthy character and the ability to carrythrough. Our heavenly Father is truthful, faithful, loving, and all-powerful. We can base our entire lifeon His promises, secure in the knowledge that He will do just as He has said.
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Inspiration Point
 Jane Kampfe ___________________ 
Jane Kampfe, 90, died Saturday,December 8, 2012 at Golden Liv-ing Center-Meadowbrook NursingHome.Rilla Jane (Gardner) Kampfewas born September 14, 1922, inWesterville, Nebraska, to John B.and Elsie M. (Copsey) Gardner.She attended school in Westerville.She met Alvin Kampfe in Mar-tin, SD, while she was stayingwith her sister. On October 22,1940, Alvin and Jane were marriedin Omaha, Nebraska. To thisunion, two children were born:Gregory and Garland.The couple lived on a farm nearLong Valley, SD, from the mid1940s to early 1980s. They thenmade Rapid City their home. After Alvin died in 1989, Jane moved toPhilip, SD. When her health de-clined, she moved back to RapidCity to be closer to her family.Jane loved to garden and playcards. She will be remembered forbeing a loving mother, grand-mother, and friend.Jane was preceded in death byher husband, Alvin; her parents,six sisters and three brothers.Survivors include two sons: Gre-gory (Nancy) Kampfe, Rapid City;Garland (Kathy) Kampfe,Spearfish; seven grandchildren:Steven (Heidi) Kampfe; Jacqueline(Mike) DeLancey; Mark (Kelly)Kampfe; Leanne (Julian Falla)Kampfe; Janice Kampfe; Carole(Jamie) James and Amy (Dustin)Swan; and eight great grandchil-dren.Funeral services were held at2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December12, 2012, at Osheim & SchmidtFuneral Home, 2700 Jackson Blvd,Rapid City, with Pastor John Klattofficiating. Visitation was held forone hour prior to services.Interment followed at PineLawn Memorial Park in RapidCity.In lieu of flowers, a memorialhas been established for the JohnT. Vucurevich Foundation.Her online guestbook is avail-able to sign at www.osheim-schmidt.comDear Editor,The Jackson County Sheriff’sOffice would like to take this oppor-tunity to wish everyone a veryMerry Christmas and a HappyNew Year.Christmas and New Years are atime for families and friends togather, but it is also a time whenthere are a lot of travelers out onour highways.In order to help make our road-ways safer the Jackson CountySheriff’s Office, along with theSDHP, will be conducting speed en-forcement, saturation patrols, andcheck points this holiday season.Please remember if you partyhearty call for a ride. We wanteveryone to be safe this holidayseason, because someone loves you.Warmest wishes,Jackson County Sheriff,Raymond Clements, Jr.Jackson County Deputy Sheriff Dallas Kendrick
Ruby Ann Cadman_______________ 
Ruby Ann Cadman, age 75, of Rapid City, S.D., formerly of Kadoka, died Monday, December3, 2012, at the Rapid City RegionalHospital.Ruby Ann McCartney was bornJanuary 27, 1937, in Clinton, Mo.,the daughter of John Albert andEula Mae (Houck) McCartney. Shegrew up in Clinton where she re-ceived her education, graduatingfrom high school in 1956.Ruby was united in marriageFebruary 9, 1957, to D. Robin Cad-man in Clinton. They began theirmarried life in Cottonwood, whereRobin worked at various ranchesin the area. Later, they made theirhome in Kadoka while their kidsattended school, and they had adairy on the edge of town.They moved to Moorcroft, Wyo.,in 1982 where Ruby worked as acook. They lived there until 1986,when they returned to Kadoka.She worked in the Kadoka SchoolSystem until health reasons forcedher retirement in 1996.Her husband, Robin, precededher in death on October 16, 1995.She remained in Kadoka untilmoving to Rapid City in December2001, where she has since resided.Ruby was a member of the KadokaPresbyterian Church and later theSouth Maple United MethodistChurch of Rapid City. She was alsoa member of the Rebeccah Lodgeand a member of the Buffalo Stam-pede, both of Kadoka. She enjoyedbowling, reading, sketching andpainting.Survivors include a son, DonCadman and his wife, Tammy, of Holabird; a daughter, Dixie Cad-man of Box Elder; a grandson,Josh Cadman of Box Elder; abrother, Lewis Hook of Louisiana;and two sisters, Gloria French andCheryl Howard, both of Missouri.In addition to her husband,Robin, she was preceded in deathby a son, David Cadman.Graveside services were held atThursday, December 6, at BlackHills National Cemetery nearSturgis with Pastor Sharla Mc-Caskell officiating.Arrangements were with theRush Funeral Home of Philip.Her online guestbook is avail-able at www.rushfuneralhome.com
Robert “Barney” Pfeifer____________ 
Robert “Barney” Pfeifer, age 65,of Philip, S.D., died Sunday, De-cember 2, 2012, at his home inPhilip.Robert Lee “Barney” Pfeifer wasborn March 27, 1947, in Philip, theson of Lawrence and Marie (Han-son) Pfeifer. He grew up in Philipand graduated from Philip HighSchool in 1965. As a young man, heworked for Tri-State Milling inPhilip for five years and laterworked for Hubbard Milling inWall, after it was purchased byTri-State Milling.Barney was united in marriageto Diane Slovek on August 5, 1966,in Philip, and to this union wereborn three daughters, Shelli,Tammi and Krystal.In the mid-1970s, he purchasedthe Philip Processing Plant whichhe operated for 15 years. He soldthe processing plant in 1993. Hecontinued to own and operate aranch north of Philip.Survivors include two daugh-ters, Shelli Dowdy of Gillette,Wyo., and Tammi Williams andher husband, Scott, of Rapid City;four grandchildren, Bryan, Derek,and Kelsey Dowdy, and HannahWilliams; three brothers, GeorgePfeifer and his wife, Donna, of St.Maries, Idaho, Leo Pfeifer and hiswife, Janet, of Lynnwood, Wash.,and Roy Pfeifer and his wife, Mar-garet, of Philip; one sister, EllaMae Ketchum of Marysville,Wash.; two sisters-in-law, HelenPfeifer of Philip, and Violet Pfeiferof Highmore; and a host of otherrelatives and friends.Barney was preceded in deathby his daughter, Krystal; twobrothers, Melvin and LarryPfeifer; and one sister, ElaineWilliams. At Barney’s request, no servicesare scheduled.Cards may be sent to TammiWilliams, 840 Kingswood Dr.Rapid City, SD 57702 Arrangements are with theRush Funeral Home of Philip.His online guestbook is availableat www.rushfuneralhome.com
 Harley Henderson________________ 
Harley Henderson, age 91, of Murdo, S.D., died Thursday, De-cember 6, 2012, at the VA Hospitalin Ft. Meade.Harley Franklin Henderson wasborn October 8, 1921, in Emerson,Neb., the son of Frank J. and CoraM. (Heckens) Henderson.Harley could accomplish any-thing he set his mind to, was asports enthusiast and especiallyloved baseball.Harley served in the U.S. CoastGuard during World War II as a Yeoman First Class. He spent timein Hawaii right after the bombingof Pearl Harbor.On May 5, 1955, Harley marriedRita Jane Tunink at St John'sCatholic Church in Omaha. Heworked many years as a chef incafes all across Minnesota, Iowa,Nebraska and South Dakota. Heowned and operated Mack's Cafein Murdo. After retiring he workedat the Triple H Truck Stop andJones County High School.Harley spent more than 50 yearsin South Dakota. He and his wife,Rita, enjoyed spending time withtheir children, grandchildren andgreat grandchildren. They also en- joyed many years of playing cardswith family.Survivors include his wife, RitaHenderson of Murdo; two sons,Harley Henderson and his wife,Pam, of Wayne, Neb., and BruceHenderson and his wife, Tina, of Omaha, Neb.; three daughters,Harlana Duis and her husband,Dale, of Fairbury, Neb., LorrieEsmay and her husband, Wayne,of Murdo, and Kim Weingartnerand her husband, Mark, of PortSaint Lucie, Fla.; two daughtersfrom a previous marriage, Cleoand Charmaine; 15 grandchildren;eight great-grandchildren; onebrother, Sterling Henderson of Norfolk, Neb.; one sister, JeanneGardner of Wakefield, Neb.; and ahost of other relatives and friends.Harley was preceded in death byhis parents and one brother. Mor-ton Henderson.Services were held Saturday,December 8, at the MessiahLutheran Church in Murdo, withPastor Ray Greenseth officiating.Music was provided by PamDaum, pianist, and JasmineEsmay, vocalist.Ushers were Dean Faber andDon Hieb.Pallbearers were Jon, Matt andJordan Esmay, Cody, Brady andMichael Henderson, and JoshuaZimmerman.Private family interment will beat the Murdo Cemetery at a laterdate.Military honors were providedby the American Legion Post #75of Murdo, and the American Le-gion Post #301 of Draper.Condolences may be sent to 510Main Street Murdo, SD 57559 Arrangements were with theRush Funeral Home of Philip.His online guestbook is availableat www.rushfuneralhome.com
 Harold Schnee__________________ 
Harold Schnee, age 95 of Kadoka, S.D., died Wednesday, De-cember 5, 2012, at the KadokaNursing Home.Harold Glen Schnee was born April 7, 1917 at Kadoka to RobertHenry and Maggie (Illingworth)Schnee. He grew up in the Kadokaarea and attended rural schoolprior to graduating from KadokaHigh School in 1935.Harold farmed and ranchedwith his father until entering theU.S. Army in July 1942. Afterbasic training, he was sent toCamp Hale, Colo., where he wasattached to the 680th Medical Col-lecting Co: a medical team whocared for the wounded in the field.This unit was attached to the 87thInfantry and was sent to Kiska inthe Aleutian Islands. After theirneeds were met there, they weresent back to the United States and joined the 10th Mts. Division, skitroops and 4-5000 head of horsesand mules who were all sent to thenorthern mountains in Italy. Themules were used in the mountainsin place of heavy equipment. After his discharge, he returnedto the Kadoka area where heowned and operated a dairy busi-ness for 36 years. Harold fur-nished dairy cows for achievementdays and for 4-H young people formany years. During this time hewas a member of the State DairyCommission under GovernorRichard Kneip. In 1980, he soldthe dairy business and went intothe sheep business for many years.He was one of the first volunteersto deliver Meals On Wheels to peo-ple around Kadoka. He was anavid motorcyclist for over 30 years.He was united in marriage toMary Jane Burton on August 19,1967, at Cheyenne, Wyo. Theymade their home on the Schneefarm all their married life.Harold was a member of thePresbyterian Church where heserved as a deacon for many years.He was a driving enthusiast of horses and mules and helped pro-mote many wagon trains. He wasa member of the Kadoka SchoolBoard for over 25 years, serving aspresident for a number of years,and served on many dairy andsheep activities over the years.Harold was also a member of the American Legion Post #27 of Kadoka.Grateful for having shared hislife are his wife, Mary Schnee of Kadoka; one son, Clinton Schneeand his wife, Darlene, of Kadoka;two daughters, Carol LaBau andher husband, Doyle, of Rapid Cityand Caron Mielke and her hus-band, Rick, of Piedmont; a stepson, Steve Burton of ColoradoSprings, Colo.; a step daughter,Teresa Smith and her husband,Rob, of Little Rock, Ark.; fourgrandchildren, Ted Schnee of Kadoka, Angela McKeehan of Kadoka, Erika Mielke of Pied-mont, and Mikala Mielke of RapidCity; three step grandchildren,Nate Smith and Jacob Smith of Nashville, Tenn., and Cole Burtonof Colorado Springs, Colo.; fivegreat-grandchildren, AubreySchnee of Kadoka, and Ana, Molly,Kate and Max McKeehan of Kadoka; two step great-grandchil-dren, Riley and T.J. Burton; sev-eral nieces and nephews; and ahost of other relatives and friends.Harold was preceded in death byhis parents; his first wife, NoreneB. (Shroll) Willert; two brothers,Linton and Milo Schnee; one sister,Ruth Solberg; a great-granddaugh-ter, Baylee Mae McKeehan; a stepdaughter, Cindy (Burton) Thomp-son; and a step grandson, Matt Van Houten.Services were held Saturday,December 8, at the PresbyterianChurch in Kadoka, with PastorGary McCubbin officiating.Music was provided by LyndyIreland and Joyce Wheeler.Ushers were Bud Weller andW.O. Weller.Pallbearers were Dale Schnee,Jeff Schneiderman, Doyle LaBau,Rob Smith, Steve Burton and TedSchnee. Honorary pallbearerswere Nathan, Heath and RodneySchnee, Kenton McKeehan, VerylProkop, Mel Carleton, Rick Mielkeand Bob McCormick.Private family interment willtake place at the Kadoka Ceme-tery.In lieu of flowers, a memorialhas been established to theKadoka Nursing Home and thePresbyterian Church of Kadoka.Cards and memorials may besent to P.O. Box 437, Kadoka, SD57543.Arrangements were with theRush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka.His online guestbook is availableat www.rushfuneralhome.com
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Whatever would we find to do if we didn’t have to constantly dealwith changes -- or fix stuff and tidythings up? We might be forced towatch TV all the time or read tonsof books. If you’re a sportsman, youmight have to hunt or fish all thetime. What a bleak outlook. Itdoesn’t bear thinking about.This all occurred to me theother day as I was driving aroundthe ranch. I first went to the riverplace to consult with Ted about hishealth insurance. The companyhas discontinued his type of policy-- probably because it was too gen-erous so they weren’t makingenough money on it. Anyway, if you haven’t dealt with health in-surance lately, you’re lucky. It’s apain as is all insurance. There arecountless companies and tons of options to consider. First you haveto decide how much coverage youwant followed by consideration of cost, deductible, co-insurance(whatever that is,) and a few dozenother things. It takes quite a bit of reading and thinking to come upwith a policy that might acciden-tally be the right one for you. Thetotal time spent is considerable.Without dealing with changes ininsurance, Ted and I could havewatched more TV.On the way back out of the riverranch, there was Jim on the roadfixing a gate. That bit of wirestretched between two posts hadbeen closed when I went throughthe car gate next to it earlier, but Iguess Jim didn’t think it wouldstay that way very long withoutsome upgrading. Anyway, he hada spool of barbed wire and theother tools and supplies needed toeffect repairs. He was making goodprogress, as far as I could tell,until one of his leather gloves gotmisplaced. Barbed wire and barehands don’t go together very well.The glove was eventually run toearth and work resumed. Withoutgate disintegration, Jim mighthave had time to take a nap oreven go fishing, and fishing was apossibility. The river and stockdams were not frozen over thatday which is a little odd for thefirst week of December, but thereyou are. Sometimes there’s ice afoot thick already by Thanksgiv-ing, never mind Christmas.When I got back to the homeranch, semi-resident-carpenterChad had most of the north wall of the car garage torn off. It was, ac-cording to him, a load-bearing wallthat was no longer bearing muchof anything. The two-by-fours hadrotted off at the bottom, and therewas some danger of collapse. Thiswas by no means the oldest build-ing on the place, but somehow itwas the one falling apart. I’m notsure what caused the wood to gobad, but it was probably a combi-nation of poor siding and maybethe vermiculate Dad had used tofill the bottom half of the wall. Theinsulating material might havecollected moisture let in by the badsiding and promoted rot. Whoknows the whys and wherefores,but there was a definite problemthat needed to be addressed. With-out having to deal with collapsingbuildings, Chad could have gonedown to the river place and shot afew more prairie dogs. That issomething he enjoys quite a bit. Hedid eventually call it a day, grabhis gun and go, but it was fairlylate in the day by then. He claimedhe needed a change from carpenterto varmint-control officer.A bit later I was scratchingaround in the basement looking forsome stuff when I noticed a pile of cardboard boxes needing disposal.The floor needed to be swept aswell. I didn’t have time right thento do much cleaning, but the workis still there needing to be doneand promising to take up some of my leisure time in the near future.If you look around anywhere youhappen to be, there usually issomething or other that needscleaning or straightening. The topof my desk is a case in point.On the other hand, maybe weneed change and all the otherthings that take time. Any usefuland necessary work tends to makeus think we are accomplishingsomething and are therefore usefuland indispensable people. It helpsthe ego a bit. Well, in any case,there is no shortage of work outthere that we can do to build oursense of self-worth. Aren’t you justtickled to death about that? Isurely am.
Feeling Useful
Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
Kenny and Roxie Fox drove toWall on Saturday to do some teamroping at the indoor arena. Roxiehas done a lot of barrel racing inher lifetime, but roping is some-what new. As a result, she andKenny roped in the novice divisionso she could get the feel of it.Kenny said her horse was alsosomewhat of a novice, but they didokay and caught their first calf without much trouble. Kenny alsoparticipated in the “Draw Pot” and“Rifle” divisions. In the rifle part,you can win a rifle. In the other,you put your name in a pot, andyour team-roping partner’s name isdrawn out of the pot for you. Whenyou haven’t roped with someone be-fore, it adds a little interest to theproceedings. Kenny did okay onthat and came in first on one go-round and third on another.Eve and Abby Fortune drove toRapid City on Saturday to take inthe musical play, Beauty and theBeast. They enjoyed it quite a bit.When it was time to come home,however, the weather had turnedbad so they booked themselves intoa motel for the night and camehome on Sunday. By then, theroads and traveling weren’t toobad. Chuck, meanwhile, stayedhome and tended the home fires.Mark DeVries and family have,as usual, been attending wrestlingmeets. Gavin was in a meet atRapid City on Friday and Satur-day, and Mark went to Rapid onFriday but not Saturday. Geoffreywas in a meet at Pierre on Satur-day. He went there with Smileys.On Monday, everyone but Markwas headed back to school inKadoka. Mark needed to stay homeand do chores.Greg and Dana Badure and fam-ily were watching the National Fi-nals Rodeo on TV on Sundayevening, as they have everyevening since Thursday. Randy Pe-ters joined them for that. Earlierthis week Brisa spent a couple of nights with her friend, Tejai Sanft-ner, and Tejai’s dad, Tim. Theystayed at a waterslide motel east of Rapid City, which was fun. Thiswas the longest Brisa had beenaway from home without her folks,but she did okay as long as shecould call home occasionally. Backat home, three baby goats wereborn this weekend to add to theherd. Greg said Frank Carlson andDana are in cahoots when it comesto raising goats. They both likethem quite a bit. When you becomefriends with goats, of course, youcan’t eat them but can make somemoney if you sell them since theyare fairly popular at present.Badures milk some of the goatsfrom time to time, and have soldsome milk to a family in Kadokawho has a kid that’s allergic to cowmilk.Pam Osborn helped DanaBadure clean out her garage oneday so it could house some babygoats. On Sunday, Pam and Ericcut some wood. During the week,Pam helped Badures with the restareas east of town, and Ericworked as usual at Moses BuildingCenter in Philip.Delores Bonenberger said hergrandson, Kade, was around thisweekend helping here and there.He returned to North Dakota onSunday where he is helping Collerswith some water lines. Delores willattend her last county commissionmeeting this week since she is re-tiring as a commissioner at the endof the year. She has served for 16years and figures that’s about longenough. Larry Johnston will re-place her on the board. He was un-opposed when he ran for thatposition so he will be installed atthe January meeting.
“Churchgoers in America reportbetter moods on Sundays, whenthe rest of the country has alower mood than normal,according to a recent Gallup Poll.The same poll found that Americans who attend churchhave more positive emotionsthan those who don’t.” 
Gallup.comThe ladies of St. John LA-LWMLhosted their annual Christmas Teaat St. John Lutheran ChurchThursday, December 6, 2012, be-ginning at two in the afternoon.Pastor Denke led the Christmasdevotions, Christmas carols weresung, and after some brainteasergames, the goodies were served.There was a bakers dozen there en- joying all that.Noreen Krogman has been extrabusy working at various post of-fices in the area, but did find timeto help with the 4-H fruit when itcame in on Tuesday, December 4.She was planning to take in quilt-ing Sunday afternoon, but theweather decreed otherwise.Tuesday after Susan Taft was off work, Dan and Morgan Taft accom-panied her into White River to helpwith the 4-H fruit, and then theymade their deliveries that evening.Thursday afternoon, Heather wasamong the ladies attending theChristmas Tea at St. John. FridayDan, Susan and Morgan were inBonesteel to pick up corral panels.They also stopped in at the salebarn in Winner, and had time afterthat for a bit of Christmas shop-ping. Meanwhile at home, Heatherhad time that evening to go visitJean Kary for a while.Morgan is playing her flute toaccompany one of the musicalnumbers the children are singingin the children’s Christmas Eveservice at St. John LutheranChurch, which will be at 7:00 p.m.December 24.Saturday morning Jace and JulySchmidt went along with GrandmaLori to help with the concessions atthe wrestling meet in Mission. Loriis kept busy with her pre-kinder-garten class on weekdays.After Orlana Schmidt came backfrom her trip to Alaska, she beganworking as a teacher’s aide atWhite River High School in the sci-ence classes. She likes this educa-tional stuff, and is thinking aboutgrade school sometime in the fu-ture. They were home Tuesdayevening to receive their fruit ordersfrom Morgan.Linda, Jeremy and Tyler Ringattended the girls’ basketballgames in Long Valley Mondayevening. Thursday Linda took theday off work, and put in a full dayof traveling and activities. She tookJeremy to the orthodontist inMurdo Thursday morning, stop-ping for a couple errands in WhiteRiver on the way back. Then tookJeremy over to school in Long Val-ley and then continued on to Mar-tin to do some business there. Theymade it back to Norris in time toattend the LA-LWML ChristmasTea at St. John Lutheran churchthat afternoon. She finished therein time to make it over to meet theboys at the bus stop after school.The hours difference in time helpedthere.Robert and Sharon Ring were inRapid City on Wednesday, asRobert had a check-up on his re-cent foot surgery. Thursday after-noon was spent at the church,helping host the Christmas Tea.Jan and Jessie Ring helped hostthe Christmas Tea at the church.June had left her contributionsthere the night before after the Ad-vent Service, as she wasn’t sure shewould be back in time from RapidCity. She did make it in time for thetail end of the games before theyserved the goodies.Bruce and June Ring went to thegirls’ basketball in Long ValleyMonday evening. Stephanie playson the “B” team. Wednesdayevening the Bruce Ring family andJune attended the Advent Serviceat St. John. Early Thursday morn-ing Bruce took June to Rapid Cityin time for her 8:00 a.m. MRI ap-pointment. He had time to runsome errands while she was busythere, and after picking up a bat-tery and some groceries, they didmake it back to Norris by mid af-ternoon. Meanwhile, Jessie keptBradley while Nicole worked at thestore in the morning, and thenNicole took Bradley and Risa homewith her, so Jessie had the after-noon free to help with the Christ-mas Tea. Friday Bruce, Stephanie,Ryan and Reina were in Kadoka forthe elementary girls’ basketballtournament. Teams involved wereKadoka, Long Valley and Interior.It started in the afternoon andwent on into the evening. Saturdayafternoon Bruce cut down a deadapple tree at Rueben Ring’s, andRyan and Reina helped pick up andpile the wood.News from Bobbi Kelley is thatthe Norris School Christmas pro-gram is scheduled for Thursday,December 13 at 2:00 p.m.Friday Jim and Marjorie Letel-lier were at Sunshine Bible Acad-emy for the elementary and highschool Christmas concert. JulieLetellier and Andrea Beckwith alsoattended the concert. There werefour Burma children and two Beck-with children in the concert. Therehad been some snow at Sunshine,and that night they drove home infog.Darla White Hat hosted a birth-day party at the Norris TownshipHall Saturday for her 12-year-oldtwins, Tahj and LaTeesha WhiteHat.Gary and JoAnn Letellier werein Philip Friday and visited BillLetellier in the hospital while theywere there. Cason Brown and fam-ily of Rapid City brought MarjorieLetellier with them and were visit-ing Bill that day, too.The Christmas display is goingup at the Gale and Gary Letellier’s.Sunday’s stormy weather slowedthings down a bit.Jean Kary was among the ladiesattending the Christmas Tea at St.John Church Thursday.Howard and Nette Heinert werein Valentine on Thursday and vis-ited Erna Heinert while they werethere. Saturday Chris and Beauhelped work cattle at Gary Hein-ert’s place. Nette has finished an-other jeans quilt.Everett Heinert came fromWyoming Thursday to help Gary,as they sold calves, and then hewas there to help sort cattle, weanheifers, etc. on Saturday. Erin camehome for the weekend to help, too.Bill and Kenda Huber drove toDimock on November 27 for the fu-neral of Rev. Robert Utecht. Bill’suncle, Burton Larvie, rode withthem. Burton was one of the firstones that Pastor Bob met when hecame to work as Missionary on theRosebud. The casket was drapedwith a quilt, and as they told thehistory of Rev. Utecht’s many yearsin the ministry in various places inSouth Dakota (16 in Gettysburg, 19in Dimock, and from 1993 on inRosebud and Pine Ridge), theymentioned that Burton was amongthose who welcomed the Utecht’s tothe Rosebud, and then handed thequilt to Burton.The Hubers are now harvestingthe sunflowers. Kenda was amongthose attending the Christmas Teaat St. John Thursday.Evan and Dorothy Bligh wereguests of Ron and Becky PattonDecember 1, as they helped Kate-Lynn celebrate her 10th birthday.Tuesday the 4th, they were in Win-ner on business. They were backhome in time to welcome the deliv-ery of their 4-H fruit from the Taft’sthat evening. Thursday Dorothygave Maxine Allard a ride to theChristmas Tea at St. John.Rev. Denke recently visited BillLetellier at the hospital in Philip.Wednesday evening he conducted Advent services at St. John, andThursday had the devotions for theChristmas Tea. Friday he was onhis way to Pierre for the annualpastors’ Christmas gathering forthe circuit. Pastor Andrew Utecht,Lori, Amos and Isaac were alsothere for the gathering. Theystayed overnight, as Amos was in awrestling match the next day.Maxine Allard called her sister,Betty, for her birthday last Mon-day. The first time she tried, shewas unsuccessful as Betty hadbeen having lunch with their sister,Helen, and her husband. Maxinehad a call from her brother, Tom,also last week – what he calls hisChristmas card calls. He calls andchats instead of sending a Christ-mas card. Saturday Maxine andJune had a “Saturday luncheon”once more. It had been a whilesince they had one.Rose West said that the museumhas many beautiful trees through-out the museum. Coming up the15th, Santa will be at the museumfor the children to come and visit.Wednesday, the 12th, the Mas-ter Gardeners have JoAnn Letel-lier there at the museum for aChristmas wreath making session.

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