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K
ADOKA
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The official newspaper of Jackson County, South Dakota
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Volume 106Number 25January 3, 2013
 A photo snapshot glance from the Kadoka Press 2012
 Breaking ground for a sprinkler system …
 Attending the ground breaking ceremony inMarch were: Past Board Member and resident Betty VanderMay; board member Tom Terkildsen; Central SouthDakota Enhancement District (Pierre), Marlene Knutson; board member Josephine Letellier; Senator JohnTune’s staff Jesse Ewing; board member Linda Stillwell; Rural Development State Director Elsie M. Meeks;Chief Operating Officer Ruby Sanftner; Rural Development Area Director Tim Potts; Administrator Kent Olson;Lead Contractor Complete Contracting (Black Hawk) Dick Graft. Front row: Board member Larry Dolezal;Mayor Harry Weller; Superintendent for Complete Contracting (Black Hawk) Guy Reman; SD State SenatorJim Bradford; and board member Charles VanderMay.
--photo by Ronda Dennis
Trick riding …
Christy Willert fromKadoka showcasing her trick riding duringthe Badlands Match Bronc Riding.
--photo by Greg Walker
In appreciation …
for all the years of service provided to JacksonCounty farmers and ranchers, many gathered to wishColleen Peterson(L) and Stevie Uhlir well at their new locations in the FSA.
--photo by Ronda Dennis
Supporting the community youth …
On behalf of J. ScullConstruction, John Neisner (R) presented the Kadoka Rodeo Club a $500donation and receiving the donation was Dale Christensen, who is therodeo club advisor. Neisner is a KHS graduate and J. Scull Constructionis the contractor for the Great Hall project.
--photo by Ronda Dennis
The best of both worlds …
workingwith students and promoting technology withinthe school district. Chad Eisenbraun assistsHerbie O’Daniel with his computer assignment.Eisenbraun was presented the 2012 TechnologyDirector Award on April 17 at the TIE Confer-ence.
 Richardson family receives check …
Don Haynes and the KAHS National Honor Scoiety pre-sented Joyce Richardson with a check for $4,639.50 on Friday, June 29. Pictured back row (L-R): Kenar Vander-May, Racheal Shuck, Forrest Berry, Tia Carlson, Raven Jorgensen, Mila Pierce. Front row: Kwincy Ferguson,Reed and Joyce Richardson, Don Haynes and Kassidy Ferguson. Other NHS members not pictured: Tess Byrd,Brandon Dale, Alex Smiley, Nicole VanderMay, Katie Lensegrav, Chance Knutson and Kate Rasmussen.
--photo by Ronda Dennis
New entrance and fence at the rodeoarena …
was installed in April at the Kadoka arena. After many years of hosting fundraisers, the Buffalo Stam-pede Committee purchased the sign and archway. Thefence was made possible through the support of the Hori-zons Committee, who purchased the materials with thecommunity grant funds. The sign and archway were madeby Morris Inc. of Ft. Pierre and many volunteers came to-gether to install the new fence.
--photo by Robyn Jones
Storm damage …
The roof at Hogen’s Hardware was lost duringthe rain and wind storm that hit Kadoka on Friday, May 11. Several yearsago the peaked roof was built over the flat roof. When the peaked roof waslost during the storm, the flat roof prevented severe damage to the interiorof the building and its contents. Several other buildings on Main Streetreceived damage.
--photo by Robyn Jones
Young women in sports …
KAHS seniors were honored for Na-tional Girls and Women in Sports on Friday, Feb. 3 at the basketball gameagainst Wall. Pictured are (L-R): Kassidy Ferguson, Tess Byrd, Tia Carl-son, Alex Smiley and Nicole VanderMay.
--photo by Renee Schofield
 Representing Kadoka …
Kwincy Ferguson (L) andKenar VanderMay were selected to attend Girls State andBoys state by the Kadoka American Legion and Legion Auxil-iary from Post 27 in Kadoka.
--photo by Ronda Dennis
Three wins in a row …
for the Homewrecker Ranch Rodeo Teamof Michael Jones (L) of Kadoka, Lex Grooms of Sharps Corner, Frank Carl-son of Belvidere and Tyler Jones of Kadoka. Their most recent was inWhite River on Friday, August 17. The team also had fast times in thecrazy man’s race and rescue race and on July 21 the team also captured awin at the Murdo Ranch Rodeo.Pictured with the Homewrecker’s is Larry Carlson who purchased theteam during the calcutta at White River and Lower Brule.
--photo by Robyn Jones
Monica(Headlee)Dorn …
wasinducted to theBHSU YellowJacket Hall of Fame duringSwarm Days.Her accom-plishments in-clude crosscountry andtrack.
 Autographs
by Miss SDCalista Kirby. She will compete in theMiss USA Pageant on January 12,2013 in Las Vegas.
--photo by Ronda Dennis
 
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News Briefs
Reading Discussion Group
will meet Jackson County Li-brary on Sunday January 6,2:00 p.m. Bring your book, "WeBand of Angels” to the discus-sion to be led by Dorothy Liegl.Call Deb Moor at 837-2689with any questions.
The annual meeting
of theKadoka Nursing Home will beheld on Wednesday, January23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in thenursing home dining room.
Private Applicator Certifi-cation
training will be held onFriday, January 4, 2013 at 1:00p.m. at the Bad River SeniorCitizen’s Center in Philip.Training will also be in Ben-nett County at the LibraryLearning Center, 101 Main St.,Martin on January 11 at 1:00p.m. Please bring a photo iden-tification with you when youattend the training.Matthew 27:51On Christmas, we think of a newborn in a manger,perhaps with a halo surrounding his head. This sweetimage is certainly meaningful to us. But it has becomeso commonplace in our culture that we tend to miss theenormity of Jesus’ sacrifice and the amazing implications for us.Salvation and an eternal home are two wonderful privileges that come to us through God’s gift of HisSon. Now let’s look at three more.We have a personal relationship with the omniscient and omnipresent God. He is the Good Shepherd,who cares for us individually, unconditionally, and with great passion. He will do whatever it takes tokeep us close to Him; no matter how we sin, He will never disown us. What security and value we havebecause of His great love!Jesus says that He is our faithful, trustworthy friend, available at all times, whether in seasons of heartache or rejoicing. The Lord offers the type of intimate relationship that we all long to have. Andonly He can fill our void in a truly lasting, satisfying way.The moment we are saved, God gives us another gift: His Holy Spirit indwells each believer, counseling,teaching, and enabling us to do His Will. He will never leave us and, in fact, will one day accompany usto heaven.God is our Shepherd, Friend, and indwelling Teacher. His gift of redemption allows us to live abun-dantly now and also promises eternity in His presence. Take the time to explore some of the countlessbenefits of His gift so you can enjoy and be grateful for all the blessings we have in Jesus.
 Benefits of God's Greatest Gift 
Inspiration Point
Monday, January 14
Fish portions, scalloped pota-toes, green beans, muffin, andpeach cobbler.
Tuesday, January 15
Roast turkey, mashed potatoesand gravy, spinach with vinegar,bread, and cranberry gelatinsalad.
 Wednesday, January 16
Beef and noodles, glazed carrots,chinese salad, bread, and pears.
Thursday, January 17
Baked ham, sweet potatoes,peas, dinner roll, and mandarin or-ange dessert.
Friday, January 18
Broccoli cheese soup, sandwich,carrifruit salad, fruit juice, andchocolate pudding.
Meals forthe Elderly
What is a friend? The wordcomes from the German freund,which in turn originates from anIndo-European root meaning “tolove,” shared by “free.” Thus afriend is defined as a person of mu-tual affection that is free of sexualor family relations.Still there are many more defi-nitions of friendship. Friends care,support, listen, open-up, and thenin the end are loyal. It is almostlike the ethics of medicine: friendstry to benefit and not harm theirpals, do it honestly, all while re-specting the other guy’s freedom tochoose.There are a lot of great quotesabout the value of friendship:Some unknown author said, “A friend is someone who knows thesong in your heart and can sing itback to you when you have forgot-ten the words.”Charles Caleb Colton said, “Truefriendship is like sound health, thevalue of it is seldom known until itbe lost.”Emily Dickenson said, “Myfriends are my estate.” And of course John Lennon said,“I get by with a little help from myfriends.”In this era of the web and suchthings as Facebook and Twitter,apparently it is a sign of influenceby how many one has “friended.”Isn’t it ironic that the technology of the Internet has instead isolatedpeople? Several studies even indi-cate the Internet may be a majorreason why there has been a de-cline in the number and quality of friendships nowadays.Certainly humans are hard-wired to have friends. Anthropolo-gists tell us that a village is limitedto the size of about 150 people be-cause that is the maximum num-ber of friends one can get to knowwhen limited by only human ver-bal skills.The challenge and perhaps dis-advantage of friendship turnsaround the listening and unselfishgiving, the honesty, and the free-dom of choice that is required withtrue friendship.But health advantages of friend-ship are enormous. Solid scientificstudies find those with strongfriendships have better mentaland physical health, increasedlongevity, and a deeper sense of happiness. The opposite is alsotrue: those friendless have in-creased risk for heart disease,more infections, and a higher inci-dence of cancer. Of course these ill-nesses come to people with friendstoo, but survival is longer and eas-ier to those who are connected.It is so true that in this toughand tumble world, “We get by witha little help from our friends.”
Rick Holm, M.D.,
Medical Editor
Friendship
Glenn Vande Garde________________ 
Glenn Vande Garde, age 84, of Kadoka, SD, formerly of Hull,Iowa, passed away on Thursday,December 27, 2012, at the GoodSamaritan Center in Canton, SD.Glenn Lester was born on De-cember 12, 1928, at Sioux Center,the son of John and Ella (VanderPol) Vande Garde. He was raisedat Sioux Center, where he gradu-ated from high school. He also at-tended Northwestern JuniorCollege in Orange City and gradu-ated from Westmar College in LeMars.On May 31, 1950, he marriedNormaleen Marie Luschen at Ire-ton. They made their home in Ire-ton, Boyden and Hull, Iowa, andKadoka, SD. After suffering astroke in early December, hemoved to the Good Samaritan Cen-ter.From 1950 to 1957, Glenn was abarber. He then taught classes andcoached in the Boyden-HullSchools for eighteen years and inKadoka schools for thirteen years.He was of the Lutheran faithand a former member of St. PaulLutheran Church. While living inHull, he served as an emergencymedical technician.Vande Garde enjoyed baseball,basketball, fishing, football, golf,hunting, trapping and woodwork-ing. He also coached baseball, bas-ketball, football, golf, track andvolleyball.Survivors include his wife of more than 62 years, Normaleen; adaughter, Marvella Horstman, of Harrisburg, SD; a son, Bruce Vande Garde, of Cathedral City,CA; four granddaughters, Rochell(Scott) Lundquist, GayleHorstman, Renae (Nick) Buehner,and Jennifer (Brett) Somsen;seven great-granddaughters; and abrother-in-law, John Sas, of Hull.In addition to his parents, hewas preceded in death by a grand-son, Michael Horstman; and twosisters, Cornelia Broek andGertrude Sas.Funeral service was held onMonday, December 31, at 2:00p.m., at the St. Paul LutheranChurch in rural Hull. The Rev.Robert Gordon officiated. Inter-ment was held at the church ceme-tery. Visitation was held at 5:00p.m. on Sunday, with the familypresent from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00p.m., at the Oolman Funeral Homein Hull.Expressions of sympathy maybe done at "www.oolman.com.
Pearl Lurz____________________
Pearl Lurz, age 99, of Wall, S.D.,died Friday, December 28, 2012, atthe Philip Nursing Home.Pearl Carol (Williams) Lurz wasborn July 9, 1913, on a ranch nearBelvidere, the daughter of Frankand Hazel (Percy) Williams. Shegrew up on a ranch north of Wallin her grandparents’ home, Al andPolly Percy. She attended countryschool and later attended highschool with her sister Muril inWall.Pearl and Carl Lurz were mar-ried November 15, 1931, and madetheir home near Wall. One son,Gordon Neal, was born to thisunion. They lived east of Wall be-fore moving to the Rotter placenorth of Wall.In 1943, they moved to the Hallranch near Cottonwood and in1947 they purchased a ranch sixmiles southeast of Owanka. AfterCarl died in 1981, Pearl moved toWall and in 2009 she moved to theSilverleaf Assisted Living in Philipand later into the Philip NursingHome.Pearl was known for fancy dollsand beautiful Santas that shemade. She was a member of theMethodist Church, Baseline Ex-tension Club and the Royal Neigh-bors.Survivors include her son, Gor-don Neal Lurz and his wife, Peggy,of Wall; four grandchildren, Gor-don Kent Lurz (Kelly) of Wall,Kenneth Lurz (Janet) of Wall, Eu-gene Lurz of New Town, N.D., andRhonda Galliger (Steven) of Hart-ford; 10 great-grandchildren, Jes-sica (Michael) Kroells, Megan(Adam) Rislov, Dustin (Carrie)Lurz, Kendra (Jason) Swaney,Kannan Lurz, Daphne (Jerry)Bennett, Clinton Lurz, Brady Pin-ney, Michael Galliger and Saman-tha Galliger; 12 great-great-grandchildren, Aaden, McKenna,and Brady Kroells, Harper andTayton Rislov, Cylver, Copper, Dy-mond and Christopher Lurz, Alexaand Caden Swaney and JacquelineBennett; one brother, Percy “Bud”Williams of Philip; one sister, LoyKellem of Summerset; and a hostof other relatives and friends.Pearl was preceded in death byher husband, Carl Lurz; her par-ents; a great-grandson, Christo-pher Lurz; three brothers, Milo,Dale and Lynn Williams; and onesister, Muril Renner-Parkin.Services were held Wednesday,January 2, at the UnitedMethodist Church in Wall, withPastor Darwin Kopfmann officiat-ing.Interment was at the WallCemetery. A memorial has been estab-lished.Her online guestbook is avail-able at www.rushfuneralhome.com
 Linda Marie Hook________________ 
Linda Marie Hook, age 76, of Wall, S.D., died Friday, December28, 2012, at the Hospice of theHills in Rapid City.Linda Marie Feller was born onSeptember 23, 1936, in Rapid City,the daughter of Nicholas and Elsie(Bloom) Feller. She was the secondoldest of seven children, Nicholas,Robert, Kathy, Marilyn, Jamesand Michael.Linda was raised in Quinn andgraduated from Quinn HighSchool. After graduation she at-tended Black Hills College whereshe attained her teacher's certifi-cate. She taught for two years atthe Lake Hill School north of Wall.She married her high schoolsweetheart, Darwin D. Hook, onDecember 27, 1956, and to thisunion were born three children,JoDee, Jami and Rocky. Theymoved to Rapid City for Darwin'swork, and Linda stayed home andtook care of her kids until theywere in high school. She then wentto work for the Wall Drug Storewhere she enjoyed meeting newpeople and loved working with herfellow co-workers.She loved spending time withher kids and grandkids. She alsoenjoyed an occasional trip to Dead-wood and going to the cabin nearWasta to ride in the ATV with hergrandkids.Linda was a member of St.Patrick's Catholic Church in Wall,where she worked with the giftprogram. She is and was a belovedwife, mother, grandmother, sister,aunt, cousin and friend.Grateful for having shared herlife include her husband, DarwinHook of Wall; two daughters,JoDee Shearer and her husband,Grant, of Wall, and Jami Kitter-man and her husband, Jim, of Wall; one son, Rocky Hook and hiswife, Ronelle, of Pierre; six grand-children, Garrett Shearer, ChelsieShearer, Michelle Kitterman, Anna Kitterman, Courtney Hookand Colbi Hook; two brothers, NickFeller and his wife, Sandra, of Wall, and Bob Feller and his wife,Janet, of Rapid City; five brothers-in-law, Dwilyn (Pee Wee) Hook andhis wife, Peggy, of Philip, JerryceHook and his wife, Elaine, of RapidCity, Monte Hook of Philip, DickLytle of Grand Junction, Colo., andMicky Daly of Midland; a sister-in-law, Juanita Carrol and her hus-band, Tom, of Washington; and ahost of other relatives and friends.Linda was preceded in death byher parents; two brothers, Michaeland James Feller; and two sisters,Kathy Daly and Marilyn Lytle.Mass of Christian burial will becelebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday,January 4, at St. Patrick's CatholicChurch in Wall, with Father LeoHausmann as celebrant.Graveside services will be heldat 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 4, atthe Black Hills National Cemeterynear Sturgis. A memorial has been estab-lished.Arrangements are with theRush Funeral Chapel of Wall.Her online guestbook is avail-able at www.rushfuneralhome.com
Tressa Gabriel__________________ 
Tressa Gabriel, age 90, of Philip,S.D., died January 1, 2013, at theHans P. Peterson Memorial Hospi-tal in Philip.Survivors include her son, LarryGabriel, and his wife, Charlotte, of Quinn; two daughters, BeverlyHamann and her husband, Her-bert, of Clear Lake and RubyGabriel of Pedro; four grandchil-dren; six great-grandchildren; anda host of other relatives andfriends.Tressa was preceded in death byher husband, Floyd, on February5, 1998; her parents; one sister,Erma Gabriel; and two grandchil-dren.Funeral services are pendingwith Rush Funeral Home of Philip.A complete obituary will appearin next week’s edition.BankWest Insurance is pleasedto announce that Meghan Newsamof Murdo has successfully com-pleted a series of exams and hasearned her Certified InsuranceService Representative (CISR) des-ignation. Newsam is a graduate of Jones County High School and re-ceived her associate’s degree inbusiness management from West-ern Dakota Technical Institute inRapid City. She has been licensedto sell property and casualty insur-ance since 2008.BankWest Chairman, Presidentand CEO Charles Burke III com-mended Newsman’s commitmentto achieving her CISR certification.He added that staying ahead of thecurve is important in today’s ever-changing insurance industry.“Meghan is always looking forways to better her serve herclients,” Burke said. “She’s a valu-able member of our BankWestteam, but more importantly she isa champion for the people sheserves. Customer service is alwaysat the top of her mind.”Newsam and her husband Levihave three young children and op-erate a family ranch in JonesCounty. In her spare time, she en- joys reading, spending time withher children and singing in herchurch choir. She said that workingwith her valued clients is the mostrewarding part of her job.“Working with customers andbringing smiles to their faces is themost satisfying part of my work,”Newsam said. “There is nothingbetter than being able to lend ahelping hand.”Newsam is located in theBankWest Insurance office atMurdo.
Murdo insurance agent receives certification
 
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What does it take to be “cool”these days, or “with it?” This tendsto change with the generations soit’s sometimes hard to keep up. Myobservations of young people seemto indicate that guys need to wearloose-fitting pants hung low, outra-geously expensive tennis shoesand baggy shirts. An occasionalpiercing of an ear or somethingmight help too. Gals are prone tohaving multiple piercings, not onlyof the ears but maybe of an eye-brow, cheek, lip, nose, or eventongue. Neither are the girls intoloose clothing that much. Hairstyle has something to do withthings too, but I can’t quite naildown the details of that. I do some-times notice dye jobs in bright col-ors and that may include severalcolors on one head of hair. It can beattractive or occasionally justhighly noticeable.Personally, I gave up trying tobe cool years ago. It never mat-tered much to me. I didn’t want tostand out as someone reallystrange, but neither did I have pa-tience enough to spend much timedealing with my appearance. If Iwas covered in the right places andwearing warm clothes in the win-ter and cool ones in the summer,that was good enough. I recall thatin high school the boys all woretheir shirtsleeves a certain way.This involved the sleeves being un-buttoned and folded up just somany times. I had trouble gettingthe hang of that and discontinuedthe practice before long. Butchhaircuts were all the rage for awhile, and I had one until I tired of the butch-wax that made themstand up properly. That was nastystuff and often got spread to capsand pillows. It was even hard toget off the hands after applicationto the hair.I’ve always really liked thelooks of some sunglasses, espe-cially the ones that are mirror-like.Unfortunately, I wear regularglasses full time which complicatesmatters. The sunglasses you clipon are not attractive. If you haveprescription sunglasses, then youhave to carry a spare pair of plainones around for inside. When Iwore contacts for a while, Ithought, “Aha, now I can wearnifty sunglasses” and bought anexpensive pair. They proved te-dious and have just ridden aroundin the glove box of the car foryears. Practically speaking, myeyes aren’t bothered much bystrong light so they don’t needshades. If the light is too bright, Isquint a bit. If it isn’t, I don’t. Somuch for sunglasses.Snazzy cars have always beenpopular with guys, and I like look-ing at them. I’ve only had one ve-hicle that could be consideredsnazzy, and that was a blue andwhite mustang. I loved that carright up until the time I crashed itinto the back of a pickup thatdidn’t stop at a stop sign. Sincethen, my vehicles by necessityhave been more practical. Frankly,I prefer taller vehicles now whereI don’t feel like my rear is draggingon the ground. This would includemy red ranger pickup that suitsme well. It is somewhat “sporty”but not the rage amongst the gen-eral public. It does have four-wheeldrive which comes in extremelyhandy when you often travel un-paved roads such as the thirteenmiles of those we have getting totown from the ranch.Outward appearances, of course, can not compensate for amarked lack of goods on the inside. You can be as cool as Tom Cruiseor some other movie star and stillnot be much as far as a humanbeing. In fact, those who spend awhole lot of time trying to lookgood can sometimes be proud, cal-lous, or shallow on the inside andmuch more concerned about hav-ing fun than accomplishing any-thing of merit. As a result, mydefinition of “cool” is someone whois pleasant, kind and helpful. If they are also nice to look at, that’sa plus but not a necessity.In our church, we currentlyhave a number of people who aregetting right up there in years— some even in their nineties. Theyall keep themselves looking fine,but they’ve long since quit worry-ing about being cool. They are,however, very good people andsimply shine as far as I’m con-cerned. Their concerns tend to bemore about how they can helpother folks and be useful instead of what others can do for them. Thissets a good example for the rest of us. I hope we can measure up evenif we don’t wear sunglasses ordrive a snazzy car. Measuring upwould be really cool.
 Being Cool
Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
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 poten-tial of today’s agri-business mar-ketplace,” said SD Secretary of  Agriculture Walt Bones. “We’restarting the conversation about thechallenges and advantages SouthDakota has to increase the numberof livestock in our state.”All forums are scheduled tobegin at 6:30 p.m. local time butare subject to change.Dates and places are as follows:Jan. 21-Ft. Pierre Livestock; Jan.23-Martin Livestock; Jan. 24-Philip Livestock; March 11-BelleFourche Livestock; March 12-St.Onge Livestock; March 13-FaithLivestock; March 14-Lemmon Live-stock; March 19-Presho Livestock.For 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 thisindustry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.govor follow us on Facebook and Twit-ter.
 SD Dept. of Ag and SDSU Extension to hold “TheNext Generation of Livestock Production” forums
Delores Bonenberger suffered aslight or mini-stroke at her home.Her son, Keith, called for an ambu-lance which stopped in Kadoka topick up Keith’s daughter-in-law,Nikki, who is an RN. Nikki thenaccompanied Delores in the ambu-lance to Philip for initial treatmentand on to Rapid City. Nikki and thedoctors at Philip and Rapid appar-ently knew what they were doingsince a worse stroke was avoided,and Delores was able to returnhome on Tuesday without anyparalysis or residual effects. De-lores said she was worn out andtired but otherwise doing fine. Shealso said the whole affair was a bitspooky for everyone includingKeith and Nikki, but she herself was out of it enough not to worrymuch about anything. Delores hada form of seizure at one point aswell which did nothing to easeeveryone’s nerves. Keith and Pambrought Delores home on Tuesday,and Nikki and Brett live just downthe road a bit so they can keep tabson her. Delores said she was fairlyfull of pills to help the high bloodpressure which probably precipi-tated the stroke. She was alsothankful for everyone’s prayers andconcern for her.Marie Addison came to church inBelvidere on Sunday as usual andthen drove over towards Midlandto visit her daughter, Shirley Doud,and family. Shirley and Ron’sdaughter, Jennifer, and familywere home, and Marie wanted tosee them along with the rest of Shirley’s kids, Allison, Heidi andCasey. Jennifer and her husband,Patrick, and kids are currently liv-ing in Washington, D.C. Marie saidshe is expecting the arrival of fivemore great grandkids in the com-ing year. Her descendents are nowbecoming so numerous that it’s alittle hard to keep track of themwithout writing it all down or mak-ing charts.Marge and Marvin Street ar-rived from Cook, MN, late lastweek and settled into their housein town once again. They had spentChristmas Eve and Day with theirson, Shane, in the Twin Cities. Onthe way here, they stoppedovernight in Mitchell with theirson, Clint, and family. As usual,Marge helped play for church onSunday. A late Christmas was cele-brated with the kin in this areacombined with some work on Do-lores Obr’s house such as new floor-ing and such. Most of Marge’ssiblings were somewhat expectedduring the week including Keithafrom Alpena, and Elaine and Garyfrom Rapid City. Crystal, of course,lives here.Jim and Fayola Mansfield werevisited by their daughter, AllisonDavis, who came on the 15th fromWyoming. Allison’s husband andson, Mike and Thomas, were withher. They helped Tyrel Mansfieldcelebrate his 8th birthday on the17th and did the Christmas thing.Jim and Fayola spent ChristmasEve with Gary and Linda Petras.Christmas Day was with Aaron,Michelle and Tyrel. They also at-tended various Christmas pro-grams at the school and churches. Aaron and family have manythings to celebrate in Decembersince they all have birthdays—  Aaron on the 3rd, Tyrel on the17th, and Michelle on ChristmasDay, the 25th. Aaron and Michelle’sanniversary is on the 27th. On the28th, Aaron and family attended ahockey game in Rapid City.Crystal Paulson got acquaintedwith her newest grandchild overChristmas vacation, namely Lin-coln Paulson, who is Leonard’s son.Leonard and family live in SiouxFalls. From there, Crystal contin-ued on to Omaha to see her daugh-ter, Ardell, and family, and it is nosmall family with five children. Shedidn’t get to visit her 7th grand-child, Keeghan, who is in El Paso,TX. She was able to see Keeghanand her parents, Davina and Tracy,over the Internet since a programthey were in at their church in ElPaso was put on line, and it wasquite a production with costumesand the lot.Kolette Struble is mostly movedinto her new house at the ranchnow. She made Christmas dinnerthere for her folks, her mom’sbrother, and such. She did noticethat she hadn’t brought everythingshe needed for cooking, however,and had to call her mom and haveher bring a potato masher with herwhen she came for dinner.Ronda and Rick Dennis hostedChristmas Eve with Lori, Aaron,Carter and Taya Iversen attending. Also there were, Bob Eckert andRob and Peggy Eckert. Arrivinglater in the evening was Jeff Willert. Christmas Day was quietfor everyone, due to several withcolds and/or flu bugs; everyonestayed home.Larry, Jo and Jenny Johnstonhad lots of company at their houseover Christmas with various crewsof kin coming to visit and stay awhile. Daughter Lonna Livermont,and family came for ChristmasDay. Daughter Cora Jo and herboyfriend, Skye, were there fromRapid City on Christmas Eve. SonJohn Niesner and his wife, Amanda, came from Piedmont fora spell as did daughter, LinayBaker, and family from Martin.Linay has three children to keepthings lively. Son Laramie wasn’table to come from New York norwas David from Ohio. Over theweekend, Larry and family went toRapid City to help Cora Jo moveinto a new house. Larry said itwould all have been more enjoyableif he hadn’t been fighting a coldwhich particularly had a bad coughassociated with it. It is now better,and he hopes he didn’t give it toanyone along the way. DaughterJenny thought it was great to haveall the visitors, and she enjoyed theholidays quite a bit.Kirby Schofield has now com-pleted two weeks of daily radiationtreatments in Rapid City. He is dueback in February for more tests in-cluding an MRI and such. OverChristmas, Kirby, Nancy andJackie had lots of visitors. Kirby’sdaughter, Amanda, and kids camefrom Sioux Falls. Son Lance andfamily came from Texas. Thegrandsons were delighted to get just enough snow for sledding.Nancy and Jackie were glad it wasnot enough snow to keep them fromtheir normal pursuit of attendingall the Kadoka basketball gamessince Jackie especially is a majorfan. She hates to miss any of thegames.
Success depends on your back-bone, not your wishbone.
Please Note: Everyone is invitedto a public hearing on Wednesday,January 9, 2013 at the Norris PostOffice lobby at 5:00 p.m. CST.Please come and support our postoffice.Monday, Stan Allard came downfrom Rapid City and to get hismother, Maxine Allard, to spendthe Christmas holiday in theirhome. Christmas Eve Maxine wasamong the guests enjoying churchwith Stan and Ivy Allard. Sharon Allard of Spearfish joined the fam-ily on Christmas Day. Wednesday,Maxine’s grandson, Patrick,brought her home and enjoyedlunch with his Grandma beforeheading back to Rapid City.Christmas Eve, Dan and SusanTaft and daughters were amongthe good crowd attending theChristmas program at St. JohnLutheran Church. Morgan had apart in the program. The Dan Taftfamily enjoyed Christmas Day atthe home of Susan’s parents, Alvinand Judy Simmons, in Martin.Evan and Dorothy Bligh weresurprised when a young heifer pre-sented them with a baby calf oneday this last week.Christmas Eve guests at theJames Letelliers for oyster stewand soup supper were Marty andSue Larson of Rapid City and JulieLetellier of Kilgore.Just when the Larsons headedhome that evening, it started tosnow. We have managed to keepthe ground white all week with justa light coat of the fluffy powder allweek due to the frigid tempera-tures.Evan and Dorothy Bligh enjoyedChristmas Eve dinner at the homeof Becky and Ron Patton at Lake-view. Dale and Ruth Paulson of Wessington and Ron’s sister andfamily from Ohio rounded out theguest list.Thursday, Dan, Samantha andMorgan Taft went to Kadoka andon to Philip where Samantha washaving work done on her car.Thursday night, Jason, JaLynn,Beaver, Jade, Jakki and JimmyBurma arrived at the James Letel-liers for the remainder of theChristmas break. They had spentChristmas with the Burmas inPlatte and Columbus, Nebraska.Larry and Nancy Collins en- joyed having their son, Rick, of Gillette, WY, come for the longChristmas weekend.Gale and JoAnn Letellier had allfour of their sons and familieshome over the Christmas holiday.Christmas Day guests at theRobert and Sharon Ring homewere their daughter, Deb, of Spearfish and son, Torey, and wife,Linda, and sons, Jeremy and Tyler.Deb left for home on Wednesday.Christmas Day guests at theTim and Tammy Merchen homewere Kyle and Trica Amiotte andsons, Bridger, Cedar and Younger,of Wall and Tammy’s parents, Kenand Cindy Wilmarth, of Kadoka.Andee Beckwith has been keptbusy working at the Todd CountyTribune during the Christmas va-cation. She enjoyed Christmas withher parents and the Beckwithaunts and uncles and cousins atthe home of her parents, Paul andLuAnne, in Pierre.Thursday, Evan and DorothyBligh kept appointments in RapidCity and celebrated their anniver-sary by eating at Red Lobster.Here’s wishing you many moreyears together.Congratulations to our big win-ner Richard Charging Hawk.Richard won the $1,000 shoppingspree at the Country Pride Farm-store in White River recently. MyDad used to say, “Some folks are just natural winners” and RichardCharging Hawk is certainly a nat-ural winner. It doesn’t make anydifference if it is fast pitch softball,basketball or a shopping spree; hewins. It couldn’t happen to a nicerguy.Friday, Sue and Marty Larson of Rapid City arrived at the JamesLetellier home for their familyChristmas. The Paul Beckwithfamily of Pierre and Erica of Omaha arrived on Saturday. TheLetellier family celebrated Christ-mas the Saturday after Christmaswith everyone finally home. Theyate their meals at James and Mar- jorie’s and then exchanged gifts atthe home of Andee Beckwith. TheNorris Bible Church held SundaySchool at the church with specialmusic by the Beckwith and Burmafamilies and a skit by DJ Beckwithand Beaver Burma.Sunday afternoon, Sue Larsonand Julie Letellier paid a visit toMaxine Allard.Sue is busy collecting props forthe Rapid City Christian one actplay and there is no better sourcethan a former teacher like Maxine Allard.Saturday, the Blighs made a tripto Valentine for feed and celebratedDorothy’s birthday by enjoying din-ner at Cedar Canyon.Stan Allard and Patrick of RapidCity arrived at Norris on Sunday intime for Sunday School and thenthey went to Maxine’s and didsome errands for his mother.Congratulations to UnitedStates Army Specialist JarrodDunham and his wife, Lacey, onthe birth of their first child. Ari-anna Josephine Dunham arrivedDecember 7, 2012 at Carl R. Dar-nel Army Medical Center in Ft.Hood, Texas. Her proud grandpar-ents are Harvey and BrendaBierema of White River, RuthWoodenKnife of Norris and BrentDunham of Mission. Her boastinggreat grandparents are Bill andChristine Dunham of Norris.Happy New Year!
Exercise, Nutrition and New Year’s Resolutions
After the holiday festivities areover and schedules are less hectic,many individuals consider settingNew Year’s Resolutions. A New Year’s Resolution is a promise toyourself to do something to im-prove your lifestyle or behavior insome way, during the year ahead.Many of these resolutions are forhealth-related goals. Increasingexercise and developing better eat-ing habits are among the mostoften made resolutions. Many indi-viduals declare the very same res-olutions year after year. A strongcommitment to change is neces-sary to be successful with your res-olutions. Are you ready to start a healthyhabit? One of the mistakes that wemake in setting resolutions ismaking too many resolutions atonce. Choose one area of yourhealth that you want to work on.Be sensible about what you wantto do; consider your financial situ-ation and time available. Makesure your goal is measureable,such as, I will increase my veg-etable consumption to three cupsper day.A key to attaining success is towrite down your resolution andhow you’ll attain it. If your long-term goal is to increase your exer-cise, then you’ll want to specifyhow you will do that. For example,I will exercise 30 minutes per day,five days a week by walkingbriskly and jumping rope.SuperTracker is a free, on-linetool that may help Americans keeptheir New Year’s Resolutions. De-cember 2011, The United StatesDepartment of Agriculture(USDA) released SuperTracker(https://www.supertracker.usda.gov/default.aspx), to help Americansmake healthy food and physical ac-tivity choices. SuperTracker can domany tasks including analyzingyour diet and physical activity,while working toward a long termgoal. Journaling is another compo-nent of SuperTracker; it helpstrack factors that were associatedwith changes in your health be-haviors, such as your mood orwhere a meal was eaten.Setting New Year’s Resolutionsis an opportunity for families tobuild or maintain family connect-edness by choosing family goals tobe healthier and stronger throughthe year. Consider setting a goal toincrease family meal time to-gether. It is a great time for par-ents to talk with their children andserve as positive role models formaking healthy food choices. An-other idea is to set a goal to in-crease physical activity as a family.Spend time together walkingplaces instead of driving.If you believe that achievingyour goal is a lifelong commitment,then you may be ready to make thenecessary changes to meet yourresolution (goal). Finding an exer-cise buddy will help you to main-tain enthusiasm for your goals.Utilizing Food Trackerhttps://www.supertracker.usda.gov/foodtracker.aspx will help you tofollow your daily food choices andcompare them to your daily foodplan limits.
Ann Schwader, Nutrition Field Specialist
 SDSU Extension-Winner Regional Extension Center

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