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Joshua 1:8-9The message of Joshua 1 was meant for all of God’schildren. Scripture’s timeless principles for spiritualgrowth are as relevant to us as they were to the ancientJewish people. The Lord’s command to remain stead-fast and courageous is still in effect, as is His promise to abide with us in all circumstances. Moreover, itis still true that faith and courage develop in believers who meditate on God’s Word regularly.Fear, the antithesis of courage, is born of disobedience to the Lord, unbelief in Him, and/or doubt aboutHis will or His ways. The weight and binding power of fear can drag a person down like shackles on aprisoner. But Scripture contains truths, promises, and principles that break those chains.Have you ever noticed how focusing your mind on the Word quiets your spirit? In that peaceful silence,faith dissolves fear. God’s revelations about Himself in the Bible—namely, that He is good, sovereign,and our loving Father—have a way of sharpening our perception about whatever we’re facing We can seethe true nature of a matter and it is not bigger than our God. As a result, we cast off the staggering weightof our burdens and instead grow a deep-rooted confidence in the goodness and sovereignty of God. Myfriends, that is the definition of courage.God’s admonition to Joshua—“Be strong and courageous!” (Josh. 1:9)—is meant for modern believerstoo. Like the Israelites, we battle strong enemies and face walls that must come down. Do not give in tofear, but break its hold through the powerful words of Scripture, and live in confidence.
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prohibitive. After considerable de-bate was heard it passed on to thefloor by a vote of 7 yeas and 6 nays.I feel strongly that state widebrand inspection would help withthe on going problem of livestockbeing transported across the riverwithout proper documentation of ownership and curb livestockrustling. I argued that agricultureis South Dakota’s number one in-dustry and we need to look at allpossible steps to protect the live-stock producer.HB 1187 also was to provide al-ternative brand inspection proce-dures for certain rodeo livestock.This bill was brought to the com-mittee by Rep. Heinert. It wouldput in place a permanent brand in-spection for rodeo company’s thatare moving livestock to differentareas of the state on a regularbasis. It passed out of committeewith 13 yeas and 0 nays.This week we were entertainedwith a banquet by the IndependentCommunity Bankers of SouthDakota Association. I have to saythat the information I came awaywith was enlightening to say theleast. I want to leave you withsome facts that I’m sure many peo-ple are not aware off. Thirty-nine %is the effective tax rate of mostSouth Dakota Banks, 2.32% is theeffective tax rate of Farm CreditServices in South Dakota, 0.00% isthe effective tax rate of all SD Fed-eral Credit Unions, $89,386,262 isthe total income of Credit Union’sand Farm Credit Services in 2011,$21,735,593 is what the SD Gen-eral Fund did not receive over thelast 6 years from not collecting the6% Bank Franchise Tax fromCredit Unions and Farm CreditServices. As regulations bearsdown on community banks andsmall towns lose access to financialservices I have to wonder why Con-gress continue’s to allow expansionof tax exempt entities at the ex-pense of the taxpayers. As these en-tities expand tax revenue cominginto the state general fund will con-tinue to decline which will directlyeffect our schools, roads and gov-ernment services. As always you can contact me atthe House Chamber number 773-3851. Leave a phone number andI’ll call you back. The fax numberis 773-6806. If you send a fax, ad-dress it to Rep. Elizabeth May. Youcan also email me firstname.lastname@example.org during ses-sion. You can keep track of bills andcommittee meetings at this link:http://legis.state.sd.us/ You can alsouse this link to find the legislators,see what committees they are on,read all the bills and track the sta-tus of each bill, listen to committeehearings, and contact the legisla-tors.Well another busy week! Due tothe snow storm Monday sessionwas cancelled and we met on Fri-day for a make-up day.HB 1151 extended the generalimmunity from liability for direc-tors and officers of certain non-profit fire and ambulancedepartments and to limit certainactions for personal injury ordeath. This bill will ensures ourlocal voluntary firemen and EMTproviders will not be held responsi-ble for accidents going to emergen-cies in private vehicle.HB 1128 was brought to thefloor to allow home school studentsthe opportunity to participate inthe Opportunity Scholarship pro-gram. After considerable debate onthe floor the bill did not pass witha vote of 35 yeas and 35 nays.South Dakota Non-Governmentfunded schools save taxpayers$128,985,528 with 16,639 studentsenrolled in over 97 non governmentschools. The SD Dept of Educationexpenditures per average dailymember, 2011-2012 school yearwas a state-wide average cost perstudent was $7,752 and this costdoes not include capital expendi-tures and bond redemption. I votedto pass HB 1128 feeling stronglythat all students are part of SouthDakota and saying other wise ishypocritical.HB 1135 was a highly con-tentious bill that caused a lot of de-bate on the floor. It regulates accessto and use of non-meandered wa-ters on private property. SD WildLife Federation and the SD GameFish & Parks were highly opposedto this bill. It is the result of flood-ing in the Northeast part of thestate in the past few years. Weheard testimony from land ownersthat corn fields were being dam-aged by sportsmen and concernsabout the safety of their self andprivate property was in question. Iconfer with the V Amendment of the US Constitution that reads,”No person shall be deprived of life,liberty, or property, without dueprocess of law; nor shall privateproperty be taken for public use,without just compensation.” Hadthe SD Wild Life Federaton or SDGame Fish and Park asked for per-mission to carry out hunting andfishing on private property and al-lowed compensation to the landowner either through tax relief orhunting fees I think this could of been settled. The problem has beenon going for nine years with no ac-tion. It passed the floor with a 37yeas and 32 nays.HB 1089 an act to requirestatewide livestock ownership in-spection was brought to the com-mittee by Rep. Dean Schrempp. Hestated his ongoing concern with thelack of inspections that are beingconducted. Currently there is nobrand inspection east river. Lastyear there were only eleven inspec-tions of livestock crossing the riverand eight inspections the year be-fore. SD Dept of Agriculture,NCBA, Farm Bureau and SD Live-stock Markets all came out in oppo-sition to this bill stating it was cost
From Representive Liz May
of our state, we have already seensome of our best and brightestteachers go there, whether they arenew college grads or experiencedteachers. Even the statistics gath-ered which adjust for cost of livingdifferences still put SD at the verybottom when compared to ourneighbors. As more of our teachingworkforce nears retirement, howmuch longer can we really afford tocontinue with business as usual? Any piece of legislation whichrequires an appropriation of fundsmust go through the Appropria-tions Committee. Issues may firstbe heard for testimony and policyconsiderations in another commit-tee, but eventually makes theirway to Appropriations when anytax dollars are attached. In thecase of school funding, often thesebills go to the House or Senate Ed-ucation Committees and then arereferred to Appropriations. The dayI attended this committee, Feb.13th, the Senate AppropriationsCommittee listened to six differentschool funding bills. All bills arebeing deferred to a later date as Appropriators await the revenueestimates which are scheduled tobe presented by the SD Depart-ment of Revenue during the lastweek of February. Day after day,the Appropriators hear requests formoney from the General Fund, andmust eventually make recommen-dations to the House and Senate asto where we place our priorities.Every project in the state wantsmoney for a wide variety of proj-ects. Will we put our schools first inline or wait until the very end of the line and give them the left-overs? Let’s hope this session wecan start to make up for the bigcuts we’ve taken in the past andhave yet to make up, even in part.I invite you to contact me withyour questions and concerns onthese topics or any of interest toyou. I may be reached at 605-685-4241 or Sen.Bradford@state.sd.usIt’s hard to believe but week sixof the SD 2013 Legislature hasended with 24 days out of 38 daySession completed. February 20marks the cross-over day which isthe point in time where all billsmust be completed in their Houseof Origin and travel to the otherlegislative body. We have very fullagendas both in committees and onthe floor as this deadline quicklyapproaches.I serve on the Senate Health andJudiciary Committees but I alsospent most of one morning thisweek listening to the Senate Appro-priations Committee. They werescheduled to hear a wide variety of bills on school funding and I’m al-ways interested in that discussion.I thought I’d use this week’s col-umn to share some information onthis vital topic.The good news for SD schools isthat they continue to grow. Thisschool year, there were 1,700 morestudents than last year. Nextschool year (2013-14) we are pro- jected to grow by another 1,600 stu-dents. The challenge that growthimposes affects both local schooldistricts and state government aswe attempt to direct resources to-wards our schools. Some schools,especially in more remote ruralareas, would love to have this“problem” as they are more likelyto see declining enrollment.School funding is certainly mytop priority as a legislator. Unfor-tunately, this important decision istypically made towards the veryend of the session. We know thatschools are struggling to make upfor the budget cuts of past years. You’ve heard many of the numbersbefore. We are dead last in averageteacher salary. Perhaps even worsenews is that the gap behind # 49(North Dakota) continues to widen.ND’s average teacher now makesclose to $7,000 more than the aver-age SD teacher. Wyoming doeseven better and in the western part
From Senator Jim Bradford
Hans E. Hanson_________________
Hans E. Hanson, age 91 of Philip, S.D., died Friday, February15, 2013, at the Philip NursingHome.Hans E. Hanson was born No-vember 17, 1921, in Mt. Vernon,the son of Martin and Lizzie Han-son. He grew up on a farm nearMt. Vernon and attended ruralschools, prior to graduating fromMt. Vernon High School in 1939.Hans was united in marriage to Velma P. Lorang on June 8, 1941,in Las Vegas, Nev. They madetheir home in Burbank, Calif.,where their first child, Sharon,was born. Later, Hans entered theU. S. Army and served in the Pa-cific during World War II. Duringthat period, Velma and Sharonmoved back to Mt. Vernon andlived with Hans’ mother until hisdischarge from the Army. In 1946,the family moved to Madisonwhere a son, Michael, was born.Later, they moved to Mitchell, andHans operated a Standard Oilbulk agency.In October 1950, the familymoved to Philip. Subsequently, athird child, Steven, was born inKadoka. In 1953, Hans and Velmapurchased the Ned Ronning CityMeat Market and Locker Plantand, in 1960, they built and oper-ated Hanson’s Super Valu untiltheir retirement in 1986.Throughout his life in Philip,Hans was a leading businessmanand active promoter of the Philipcommunity. Among Hans’ manycontributions were his service asboth president of the HaakonSchool Board and Chamber of Commerce. He also was famous fororganizing large community-basedpit barbeques. Hans was proud of having played for the MitchellKernels, a semi-pro baseball team,and most of all for being a militaryveteran. Most recently, he played afounding leadership role in the es-tablishment of the Philip Veteran’sLiving Memorial. Second only tohis family, was his love of golf,hunting and fishing. Hans and Velma were long serving membersof the First Lutheran Church inPhilip.Hans was grateful for havingshared his life with a daughter,Sharon Johnson, of Shawnee,Okla.; two sons, Michael and hiswife, Shizuko, of Fairfax, Va., andSteve and his wife, Paulette, of Nashville, Tenn. He also is sur-vived by five grandchildren and 11great-grandchildren.Hans was preceded in death byhis loving wife, Velma; his parents;13 brothers and sisters; his son-in-law, Orrin Johnson; and his grand-daughter Carrie’s husband, ChadMcCoy.In lieu of flowers, the family re-quests memorials be directed tothe Philip Volunteer Fire Depart-ment.Services were held Tuesday,February 19, at the American Le-gion Hall in Philip, with PastorFrezil Westerlund officiaing.Music was provided by Mari-anne Frein, pianist, and ElveraMoos, vocalist. Ushers were QuinnMcCoy and Seth Johnson.Pallbearers were Scott, Matthewand Craig Johnson, Mark Hansonand Logan McCoy. Honorary pall-bearers were Hans’ granddaugh-ter, Carrie McCoy, and his 11great-grandchildren.Military graveside services wereWednesday, February 20, at theBlack Hills National Cemeterynear Sturgis.Arrangements were with theRush Funeral Home of Philip.His online guestbook is availableat www.rushfuneralhome.comThe oldest known lens wasfound in the ruins of Ninevehmade from polished rock crystal. Aristophanes the Greek mentionsin one of his plays, the use of sucha lens to burn holes in parchment,while Pliny the physician used alens to cauterize wounds. A thousand years later monksstarted using "reading stones",which were sliced off sections of polished quartz spheres, andsometime in the later half of the1200s the monks put these readingstones up on their noses and calledthem spectacles.It is no surprise that it was in Venice, Italy where glassmakingwas (and still is) an art, that con-vex reading or magnifying glasseswere refined. About three hundred years later,concave lenses were found to helpthe near-sighted Pope Leo the10th, who wore such spectacles toaid him while hunting. It took justabout three hundred more yearsfor bifocals to be invented by America's own Benjamin Franklin.It was in the mid 1800s that aprotective lens was made that fitdirectly over the eyeball of a manwho had lost his eyelid from skincancer. This first "contact lens"protected his eye from drying outand resulting blindness.Over the next 150 years contactlenses came into commercial useand moved from blown, to ground,to molded glass, and then to awhole variety of hard then softplastic lenses. And now the knowledge of re-fracting light with lenses hasbrought us to computer guided,surgically altering the shape of theeyeball and cornea with scalpels of laser beams. Where will we gonext?
Rick Holm, M.D.,
On the History of theDevelopment of Glasses