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Number 52Volume 107December 27, 2012
The governor’s Primary CareTask Force has presented its finalreport to Governor Dennis Dau-gaard, recommending that healthprofessions’ education programswork more closely together inSouth Dakota and that trainingopportunities in rural areas be ex-panded.The task force also recommendsthat Governor Daugaard appointan ongoing oversight committee tomonitor progress and report tohim, the Board of Regents and theLegislature.“An aging population needingmore health care, a decliningschool-age population to fillhealthcare positions, and the con-centration of health professionalsin our most populous areas aremaking it difficult in rural commu-nities to recruit and retain medicalproviders,” the Governor said.“The task force’s assignment wasnot easy, and I appreciate the timeand effort devoted to it.”
Primary Care Task Forcereports to governor 
The task force report offers de-tailed strategies and recommenda-tions in five areas:·Capacity of healthcare educa-tion programs·Quality rural health experi-ences·Recruitment and retention·Innovative primary care models·Accountability and oversightExamples of specific strategiesinclude payments to South Dakotamedical providers who offer in-struction and supervision of physi-cian assistant students, and ex-panding rural experience pro-grams such as the Frontier andRural Medicine (FARM) program.Governor Daugaard said anoversight committee is crucial.“Maintaining health care inrural South Dakota is a long-termcommitment that requires contin-ually tracking our efforts and
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Wall Badlands Area Chamber of Commerce Retail Committeeheld a drawing during their annual pancake supper. Winners of the shopping spree were: from left to right ... Bill Leonard, JerryMaas, Martha Johnston and James Reynolds. Winners weregiven one minute to run the aisle of the Wall Food Center fillingtheir carts with groceries. Leonard donated $100 of his winningsto the Country Cupboard Food Pantry and Johnston donatedwhat was left of her's too! Other winners of the drawings were:Kids - Kassidy Sawvell, Braylee Walker, Carter Sundall, DeaconHaerer, Cass Lytle, Kailey Sawvell, Harmony Nelson and KaitlynKitterman. $100 winners were: Merlin Crown, Max Hauk, StuartKitterman and Charity Northrup. $50 winners were: Don Sawvell,Kent Anderson, Jerrie Heinrichs and Gina Ferris.
~Photo by Lindsay Hildebrand 
Shopping spree winners
The United States Departmentof Agriculture (USDA) Rural De-velopment honored First Inter-state Bank in Wall for their part-nership in utilizing the USDA Business and Industry (B&I) LoanGuarantee Program to increase ac-cess to capital for businesses inrural areas of South Dakota, sup-porting jobs and improving thequality of life for residents living inthe western part of the state.“President Obama is committedto strengthening rural commit-tees,” said Elsie Meeks, SouthDakota USDA Rural DevelopmentState Director. “Working with pri-vate lenders throughout the state,USDA Rural Development is ableto increase investment capital,helping communities and local or-ganizations build a strong busi-ness infrastructure to nurture eco-nomic growth.”USDA Rural Development pro-vided $1.07 million in Businessand Industry Loan Guarantees forlocal lender First Interstate Bankthat, through leveraging, assistedthree businesses. These projectsare expected to create four jobsand retain 24.“Rural Development has been agreat partner for First InterstateBank and our business loan cus-tomers in 2012. Their B&I pro-gram has provided us access tolong term fixed rate financing forour rural business customers,”said Brett Blasius, President of First Interstate Bank Wall. “I feelthat this partnership has strength-ened our rural community bymaintaining and in some cases,adding jobs, which are the result of attractive finance options to ourcustomers.”In Fiscal Year 2012, USDA Rural Development Business andIndustry (B&I) Guaranteed Loanprogram made available $33.2 mil-lion that, through leverage $128million, assisted nine businesses.The purpose of the B&I Guaran-teed Loan Program is to improve,develop or finance business, indus-try and employment and improvethe economic and environmentalclimate in rural communities. Thispurpose is achieved by bolsteringthe existing private credit struc-ture through the guarantee of quality loans which will providelasting community benefits.Visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/sd/ for additional program infor-mation or to locate and USDA Rural Development Office nearestyou.For additional information onRural Development projects,please visit Rural Development’snew interactive web map featuringprogram funding and success sto-ries for fiscal years 2009 - 2011.The data can be found onhttp://www. rurdev.usda.gov/RD-SuccessStories.html.President Obama’s plan forrural America has brought abouthistoric investment and resultedin stronger rural communities.Under the President’s leader-ship, these investments in hous-ing, community facilities, busi-nesses and infrastructure haveempowered rural America to con-tinue leading the way- strengthen-ing America’s economy, smalltowns and rural communities.USDA's investments in ruralcommunities support the ruralway of life that stands as the back-bone of our American values.President Obama and Agricul-ture Secretary Tom Vilsack arecommitted to a smarter use of Fed-eral resources to foster sustainableeconomic prosperity and ensurethe government is a strong partnerfor businesses, entrepreneurs andworking families in rural commu-nities.USDA, through its Rural Devel-opment mission area, has an ac-tive portfolio of more that $176 bil-lion in loans and loan guarantees.These programs are designed toimprove the quality of life in rural America.
First Interstate Bank receives honor from Department of Agriculture
First Interstate receiving their award from the United States De-partment of Agriculture Rural Development. Pictured from leftto right ... South Dakota Rural Development State Director ElsieMeeks, President of First Interstate Bank Brett Blasius, SouthDakota Rural Development Area Director Tim Potts and Kent Jor-dan Ag Loan Officer with First Interstate Bank.
~Photo Laurie Hindman
 
by Lae Hndman
A new year will be here shortlyalong with the many New Year’sresolutions that a person vows tokeep.Whether you made one or not,Karol Pattersons fourth gradeclass has resolved to make andkeep their following resolutions:Jenna Elshere: “To help peoplein need and to get far in life.”Bridger Amiotte: “To get betterat wrestling, football and schoolwork.”Katy Humphrey: “Learn how tospeak dog, do more housework andbecome a better artist.”Brycen Cheney: “To take care of my cat and dog more, to run moreand get better at football.”Brody Carter: “Get better atbaseball, football and soccer. To domore motorcycle riding and buildstuff.Aaden Kroells: “Going to workout a lot so I will have a six pack.”Levi Lovejoy: “Take better careof my room. Take care of my dogand guinea pig and help when noteven asked.”Charlie Rose Heathershaw: “Tryto win first place in barrel racingand get better at gymnastics.”Laketon Anderson: “Do 100 pushups a day and not drink any soda.”Marissa Lanfear: “Get bettergrades and help around the housemore. Gain some weight, I’m soskinny.”Reid Hansen: “Get to statewrestling and also work on gettinga six pack.”Cameron Ausmann: “Try to eathealthier and get back on the Prin-cipal Honor Roll.Samuel Swanson: “Improve mygrades and improve on my behav-ior at times.”With the determination I heardin their voices I know each one of the fourth graders will keep theirresolutions. And as for me, I will beat the gym working on my sixpack.
What’s your resolution for 2013
Elm Spring studentsknow the gift of giving
Elm Springs students stopped by the First Interstate Bank onThursday, December 20 to enteratain the bank employees witha few Christmas carols. This year the students decided not toexchange gifts amongst each other rather they purchasedgloves and mittens to give to the Angel tree this year. Studentsalso auctioned off a quilt they had made. The quilt brought$2,300 and the proceeds were donated to Harold and Karen Del-bridge. Pictured back row: from left to right ... Jacob Linn, Carter Elshere, Savanna Johnston, teacher Connie Mickelson, KelliLinn and Chrissy Elshere. Middle row ... Kassandra Linn, John-nie Jo Anders and Carrie Elshere. Front row ... James Nachtigall.
~Photo Laurie Hindman
On Thursday, December 6 at the32nd Annual Ag Appreciation Ban-quet hosted by the Ag and NaturalResources Committee of the RapidCity Area Chamber of Commerce,Grady and Bernice Crew werehonored with the Aggie of the Year Award.The Chamber’s Ag and NaturalResources Committee establishedthis special award in 1981. Theaward was created to honor indi-viduals who provide leadershipthat has benefited the local areaagriculture community over an ex-tended period of time.The Crews were honored fortheir lifetime of service in agricul-ture through the operation of theirsuccessful agri-businesses includ-ing the Crew Crop Insurance Agency, the Badlands Trading Postand now the Prairie Homestead.Grady is the fourth generationoperator of Crew Ranch, Crew Cat-tle Company, where he and Ber-nice now raise Angus cows andCharolais calves and grow wheatand corn. The Crews have beenmarried since 1978 and have twochildren. Their son Caleb is athome and helps run the ranchwith them and their daughterJamie works as CommunicationsOfficer for the South Dakota De-partment of Agriculture.Grady and Bernice have bothplayed important roles in theircommunity. Grady has served asSecretary of Cenex Harvest State,President of the White River Graz-ing District, Director on the SDWheat Board, he was on the Jack-son County Soil Conservation Dis-trict Board and President of theKadoka School Board. Bernice iscurrently a director on the Bad-lands Natural History Association.More than 600 people were pres-ent at the Appreciation Banquet,where South Dakota Secretary of  Agriculture Walt Bones gave thekeynote address.
Grady and Bernice Crew honoredwith “Aggie of the Year” award
Bernice and Grady Crew receive the Aggie of the Year award onDecember 6 at the annual Ag Appreication banquet.
~Courtesy Photo
 
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PenningtonCounty Courant
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U.S.P.S 425-720
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Social Security News
 By Kathy PetersenSocial Security Public Affairs Specialist
Qeston:
I applied for a replacement So-cial Security card last week buthave not received it. When shouldI expect to receive my new card?
 Anse:
On average, it takes approxi-mately 10 to 14 days to receiveyour replacement Social Securitycard. However, if we need to ver-ify documents you present asproof of identity, it could takelonger in some cases. For more in-formation about your Social Secu-rity card and number, visitwww.socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber.
Qeston:
My wife and I live in SouthDakota, but plan to spend thewinter in New Mexico. My wifewill turn 62 while we are downsouth. Can she apply for benefitsin New Mexico, or do we have towait until we get back home toapply for retirement at our localSocial Security office?
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These days, you don’t evenhave to be near a Social Securityoffice to apply for benefits. Re-gardless of where you and yourwife are living, you can apply forretirement benefits online atwww.socialsecurity.gov/applytore-tire. It’s so easy to do, and it cantake as little as 15 minutes tocomplete and submit the applica-tion.If she prefers, your wife can filea retirement benefit applicationat any Social Security office — in-cluding the one closest to you inSouth Dakota, New Mexico, orwherever you happen to be.
Qeston:
I am about to apply for SocialSecurity disability benefits. I havetwo children, ages 9 and 12. If myapplication is approved, will theyget benefits, too? Or do the chil-dren also have to be disabled toqualify for benefits on my record?
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If you qualify for Social Securitydisability benefits, your childrenmay receive dependent’s benefitsbased on your work record, even if they’re not disabled themselves. As long as you receive benefits,their benefits will continue untilthey reach age 18, or until age 19if they are still in high school.If your children are disabled,however, at the time that theyreach age 18, they may be able tocontinue receiving benefits intoadulthood.For more information, visit ourwebsite on disability benefits atwww.socialsecurity.gov/disability.
 Yo Qeston, Socal Secty’s Anses
Representative Kristi Noem an-nounced that the United StatesDepartment of Agriculture(USDA) responded to her Septem-ber 13th and October 18th letterson the new school lunch standards.USDA replied to specific questionsposed by Representative Noemand announced it would be provid-ing schools increased flexibility inthe current year on maximums forgrains and meats in the schoolmeal program. RepresentativeNoem has put substantial pres-sure on USDA to improve flexibil-ity for schools working to imple-ment new standards under theHealthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.“It is clear that the pressurefrom students, parents and foodservice directors has put USDA onnotice,” said Representative Noem.“I am pleased USDA has taken
USDA responds to Rep. Noemon school lunch standards
action to increase flexibility in thecurrent year, and will continue topursue more flexibility to addressthe fundamental struggles stu-dents and schools are experienc-ing. That is why I requested a Gov-ernment Accountability Officestudy. This study will help Con-gress determine what action totake to improve the standards in away that ensures kids are fed nu-tritious and filling meals in a waythat is also cost effective for ourschools.”Representative Noem has vis-ited a number of South Dakotaschools and spoken with students,parents, teachers, food service di-rectors and administrators andhas heard concerns regarding theadequacy of the calorie maximum,the cost of the new requirements,and increased food waste in schoolcafeterias.
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Private Applicator Certificationtraining will be held on Friday,January 4, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at theBad River Senior Citizen’s Center.
Applicator certification training
Many schools are also concernedthe requirements limit their flexi-bility and make it more difficult toadapt their menus to meet thepreferences and needs of their stu-dents and school communities.Representative Noem has been aleading voice on questioning thenew standards. Most recently, shewas joined by House Committee onEducation and the WorkforceChairman John Kline (R-MN) andRepresentative Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) in requesting a Government Accountability Office (GAO) studyinto the new standards.On November 28, Representa-tive Noem announced that theGAO has agreed to conduct thestudy, which will help determinethe on-the-ground impacts of thenew standards and provide guid-ance on how Congress might beable to address challenges.Santa Claus made it to the In-galls house in De Smet, DakotaTerritory, even if the train bearingsupplies did not.In
The Long Winter
, Laura In-galls Wilder describes how she andher family faced the hard winter of 1880-81.That Christmas, small stripedpackages by each place at the tablecontained Christmas candy. Therewere presents, too. Laura, her sis-ter Carrie and Ma had combinedtheir money to purchase a pair of blue suspenders for Pa.Laura gave a cardboard hair re-ceiver to Ma and a roll of knittedlace to her sister Mary. She foundthe prettiest card she had beengiven in Sunday school and placedit in a frame for Carrie.Baby Grace tore the paper fromher gift to reveal a toy.The two cans of oysters that Pahad bought from the store werecombined with the last of the milkthe Ingalls’ cow gave to make aChristmas dinner of oyster soup.“‘Oh, what a lovely Christmas,’Carrie sighed. Laura thought sotoo.Whatever happened, they couldalways have a merry Christmas,”Ingalls wrote in
The Long Winter
.Christmas, whether one was apioneer in town, in the Army or ahomesteader, was observed on thefrontier, as evidenced in differentwritings about the day.In
 A Frontier Army Christmas
compiled by Lori A. Cox-Paul andDr. James W. Wengert, 1st Sgt.Ragnar Theodor Ling-Vannerus of the Seventh Cavalry wrote of hiscamp’s holiday preparations atPine Ridge in 1890: “Every tentwas decorated with firs and twigs,and long garlands of evergreenswere stretched between the tents.At each end of the picket lines,sheaves were put up … In thekitchens everybody was busy;turkeys and geese were roasted orgrilled and filled with apples andother delicacies, whole pigs were
Ingalls family. Back row: from left to right ... Carrie, Laura andGrace. Front row ...Caroline, Charles and Mary.
~Photo South Dakota State Historical Society – State Archives
 A merry prairie Christmas
hung on the broaches, pastries andcakes were baked, and so on …Eventually came the feast ea-gerly longed-for, and mighty wasthe drinking among high and low… Along the walls there were lowseats covered with a mixed collec-tion of skin rugs, in whose soft,warm furs it was delightful to rest,while speeches, toasts, and songsmade time unnoticeably go by.There were also Christmas giftsfrom near and far.”In June 1909, 21-year-old Eliza-beth Corey came to South Dakotato stake out a claim, homesteadthe land and to teach school.She filed claim to land 10 milessouthwest of Pierre, along the BadRiver.The letters she wrote to her fam-ily in Iowa from 1909 to 1919 arecontained in the State Archives of the South Dakota State HistoricalSociety at the Cultural HeritageCenter in Pierre. The letters arethe basis of Bachelor Bess.Corey wrote of her first Christ-mas as a homesteader, “I havethree Xmas presents. Mrs. Stonegave me a beauty of a button box.Myrtle gave me a pretty Xmascard and Speers gave me an enam-eled quart cup … Xmas day therewas lots of company and lots to doso I never had time to get home-sick. Just before supper Howardhitched to the bobsleigh and wewent to take Ben Share someXmas goodies.” All was not calm on ChristmasDay 1862 in Yankton, Dakota Ter-ritory. According to Christmas on the American Frontier 1800-1900 byJohn E. Baur, a brawl broke outbetween a supporter of territoriallegislator J.B.S Todd and a backerof territorial Governor WilliamJayne. Todd’s supporter threw inthe towel and Jayne’s defenderbroke the man’s thumb.Politics and Christmas seldommix.Please bring a photo identifica-tion with you when you attend thetraining.
Oh Christmas Tumbleweed
The staff at Golden West decided a tumbleweed would be aChristmas tree this year. By the looks of the tumbleweed it wasa very good year for them. The weed was decorated with lightsand bulbs.
~Photo Laurie Hindman
It’s not magic. Brewing the per-fect cup of coffee can take place inyour own kitchen!As with any recipe, fresh, high-quality ingredients matter. Startwith fresh, cold water. If you don’tlike the taste of your tap water, usefiltered water for better flavor.Remember, grinding coffee inadvance of brewing means loss of flavor. So invest in a coffee grinderfor a fresher brew.
How to brew the perfect cupof coffee every morning
Not all coffee beans are createdequally -- rely on a coffee with dis-tinctive flavor profiles and consis-tent roasting, such as PortlandRoasting Coffee, named by “RoastMagazine” as the 2012 Roaster of the Year.Use two tablespoons of groundcoffee per six ounce of water.Make sure your brewing devicereaches between 195F-205F to ex-tract maximum flavor.checking the data to make surewe’re making a difference,” thegovernor said. “The oversight com-mittee will make sure these recom-mendations don’t just sit on ashelf.”The 25-member task force wasappointed in May to study primarymedical care education in the stateand recommend ways to trainmore family practice physicians,physician assistants, nurse practi-tioners and other primary healthcare providers for South Dakota’srural areas.The group’s full report can beviewed at http://doh.sd.gov/Prima-ryCare/Promoting rural health oc-cupations is a key component of Governor Daugaard’s SouthDakota Workforce Initiatives(WINS).South Dakota WINS is a work-force development program thatbrings together government, edu-cation and business leaders to helpthe state develop and attract astronger, more-educated work-force.Find more information about theprogram at http://www.southdakotawins.com/.
Primary Care Task Force reportsto governor 
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The South Dakota Departmentof Agriculture (SDDA) and SouthDakota State University (SDSU)Extension will hold forums acrossthe state to discuss South Dakota’svision for livestock production thisJanuary through March.“South Dakota has progressive,forward-thinking entrepreneurswho understand the exciting po-tential of today’s agri-businessmarketplace,” said SD Secretary of  Agriculture Walt Bones. “We’restarting the conversation aboutthe challenges and advantagesSouth Dakota has to increase thenumber of livestock in our state.”All forums are scheduled tobegin at 6:30 p.m. local time butare subject to change. 
Dates and places ae as fol-los:
•January 14 - Aberdeen Live-stock•January 15 - Mobridge Live-stock•January 21 - Ft. Pierre Live-stock•January 22 - Herried Livestock•January 23 - Martin Livestock•January 24 - Philip Livestock•February 4 - Hub City Live-stock•February 6 - Bales Continental•February 8 - Glacial LakesLivestock
SD Dept. of Ag and SDSU Extension tohold “The Next Generation of LivestockProduction” forums
•February 25 - Platte Livestock•February 26 - Magness Live-stock•February 27 - Madison Live-stock•February 28 - Kimball Live-stock•March 5 - Mitchell Livestock•March 6 - Yankton Livestock•March 7 - Sioux Falls Regional•March 11 - Belle Fourche Live-stock•March 12 - St. Onge Livestock•March 13 - Faith Livestock•March 14 - Lemmon Livestock•March 18 - Miller Livestock•March 19 - Presho Livestock•March 20 - Winner Livestock•March 21 - Chamberlain Live-stockFor more information, contactSarah Caslin, SDDA Livestock De-velopment Specialist at 605-773-3649 or visit http://sdda.sd.govAgriculture is South Dakota'sNo. 1 industry, generating nearly$21 billion in annual economic ac-tivity and employing more than80,000 South Dakotans. The SouthDakota Department of Agricul-ture's mission is to promote, pro-tect, preserve and improve this in-dustry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online athttp://sdda.sd.gov or follow us onFacebook and Twitter.
 
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 Life of Pi
(PG)Fri: 8:00 p.m. Sat: 8:00 p.m.Sun: 1:30 p.m.Mon: 7:00 p.m.
Wall School ninth - twelfthgrade chorus and eighth thrutwelfth grade band held their hol-iday concert on Monday, December17 at the Wall School gym.The chorus performed “
The Lit-tle Drummer Boy
, various themeson “
Fa-La-La
,” “
It’s The Most Won-derful Time Of The Year
” and “
 AllOn A Silent Night
.”Members of the chorus are:
Sopranos
- Caitlin Ausmann,Logan Bowers, Analise Garland, Autumn Schulz and ElizabethSykora.
 Altos
- Monica Bielmaier, Kim-berly Billings, Josie Blasius, Ken-lyn Counting, Anika Eisenbraun,Nicole Eisenbraun, Shanda-RaeEnriquez, Shelby Feldman, KellyGreen, Tayah Huether, CarleeJohnston, Emily Linn, MichaelaSchaefer and Samantha Steffen.
 Baritones
- Dylan Carter,Taran Eisenbraun, Andrew Ferris,Will Housman, Austin Huether,Carson Johnston, LaketonMcLaughlin, Daniel Muzik, LesWilliams and Ryder Wilson.Band members performed
Christmas Is Coming 
,” “
 A JazzyChristmas
,”
Sleigh Ride
” and
The Christmas Song 
.”Members are:
Flute
- Ashley Dauksavage andMichaela Schaefer.
Clarinet
- Savanna Deutscherand Elyssa Westby.
 Alto Saxophone
- AutumnDeering, Jennifer Emery, CodyHuether and Michael Mordecai.
Trumpet
- Heather Dauksav-age, Sidney Dunker, Analise Gar-land, Austin Huether, Ellen Moonand David Sykora.
Trombone
- Caitlin Ausmann.
 Baritone
- July Kammerer.
Tuba
- Branden Hamann.
 Percussion
- Madeline Bauer,Emily Ferris, Lady Hawk Rooks,Elizabeth Sykora and MariaTrask.
An accomplished concert was givenby Wall chorus and band students
The ninth - twelfth grade chorus performed a Christmas concert for the Wall community on Mon-day, December 17. The chorus was directed by Andrea Christiansen.
~Photos Laurie Hindman
Under the direction of AndreaChristensen the Wall sixth thruseventh grade band performed
 Deck The Halls
,”
 Away In AManger
” and “
 Angels We HaveHeard On High
.”Members of the band include: 
Flute
- Meghan Patterson andShelby Ruland. 
Clarinet
- Sierra Wilson. 
 Alto Saxophone
- Paisley God-frey and Jayton McKay. 
Trumpet
- Jack Ermish, Mer-cede Hess and Brianna Schreiber. 
 Percussion
- Madisen Gren-stiner, Victoria Poor Bear, KylaSawvell, Roland Traveny andJaicee Williams.The seventh thru eighth gradechorus performed three rousingnumbers: “
Feliz Navidad
,” “
Silver Bells
” and “
Jingle Bell Rock.
Chorus members are:
Soprano
- Kallie Anderson,Ruth Bryan, Jessica Casjens, Sa-vanna Deutscher, Emily Ferris,Paisley Godfrey, Madisen Gren-stiner, Trista Reinert, TaylorRichter, Kyla Sawvell, ElyssaWestby and Sierra Wilson. 
 Alto
- Katy Bielmaier, HeatherDauksavage, Sidney Dunker, Win-ter Godfrey, Emma Michael, ElleMoon, Emilee Pauley, Lady HawkRooks and Brianna Schreiber. 
 Bariton
- Damion Bresee, Austin Carter, Austin Crawford,Preston Eisenbraun, Tate Eisen-braun, Trey Elshere, BrandenHamann, Cody Huether, CassLytle, Allan McDonnell, AaronMoschell, Cameron Richter, RileyRuland, Mason Sandal and JesseSawvell.
By Coach Dnge
The Wall Eagles boys’ basketballteam faced a determined OelrichsTigers team Tuesday night, De-cember 18th in their home opener.The Eagles jumped out to anearly 15-12 first quarter lead, butthe Tigers tied the game up athalftime with a last second threepointer 32-32.The Eagles regained the lead bythe end of the third quarter 50-45,but the Tigers started hitting thethree point shot late in the fourthquarter to take a commanding lead63-70.The Tigers made every freethrow late in the game to seal thevictory for a final score of 70-77.The Eagles had severalturnovers late in the game thatgave the ball back to the Tigersand Jon Garnier took advantage of every opportunity by going 3-3from the three point line and 6-6from the free throw line.The Eagles have a couple weeksto sharpen their skills on both of-fense and defense before they re-sume play in Wall on January 3,2013 against Rapid City Christian.Tyler Peterson was the leadingscorer for the Eagles with 16points off the bench, while LaneHustead and Tyler Trask had 13points and 12 points respectively.Clancy Lytle finished with 11points and Trevor Anderson andTucker O’Rourke each had ninepoints on the night.O’Rourke led the Eagle’s withnine rebounds, while Peterson fin-ished the game with seven re-bounds.Hustead led the Eagle’s with fiveassist and Anderson had four as-sist and zero turnovers in his homeopener as a Wall Eagle.The team was 28-70 from thefield for 40 percent and 9-13 fromthe free throw line for 69 percent.I was happy with how hard theboys played throughout the night,but we will need to be more patienton offense and continue to improveour defensive effort over the nextcouple weeks. As a first year head coach, Ihave learned a lot over our firstfour games and I have made sev-
Eagles lose first home game to Oelrichs
eral mistakes as well, but our teamhas stayed together through theups and downs and we will makethe adjustments needed over theChristmas break to be a betterteam in 2013.
StatsEagles:
15 17 18 20 = 70
Oelchs:
12 20 13 32 = 77 
 
Scoring:
Tyler Trask 5-6 0-0 12,Trevor Anderson 3-11 1-4 9, LaneHustead 5-14 3-3 13, Clancy Lytle4-11 2-2 11, Tucker O’Rourke 4-121-2 9, Carson Johnston 0-2 0-0 0,Laketon McLaughlin 0-1 0-0 0,Tyler Peterson 7-13 2-2 16.
Totals:
28-70 9-13 70. 
Field goal percentage:
Eagles.400. 
3 - point field goals:
Eagles 5-14 (Trask 2-3, Anderson 2-6, Hus-tead 0-1, Lytle 1-4). 
 Rebounds:
Eagles 36 (O’Rourke9). 
Fouls:
Eagles 17. 
 Assists:
Eagles 17 (Hustead 5). 
Steals:
Eagles 12 (Hustead 3). 
 Blocked Shots:
Eagles 0.
Clancy Lytle contemplating whether to take a shot or pass itaround during the Oelrichs game played on Tuesday, December 18. The Eagles lost 70 - 77.
~Photos Laurie Hindman
Trevor Anderson taking a shotduring the Oelrichs game.Tucker O’Rourke dribbling byan Oelrichs player.
 
Turnovers:
Eagles 23.The next game for the Eaglesand Lady Eagles will be held onThursday, January 3, 2013 againstRapid City Christian at the WallSchool Gym. Game time is slatedto begin at 4:30 p.m. with the LadyEagles playing first.
The sixth - seventh grade band performing at their Christmasconcert held on Monday, December 17.Emilee Pauley waiting to singher part during the Christmasconcert.
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