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BELVIDERE COMMUNITY CHURCHPastor Gary McCubbin • 344-2233
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m.Coffee & Donuts: 10:30 a.m.Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Sept. - May
OUR LADY OF VICTORY CATHOLIC CHURCHFather Bryan Sorensen • Kadoka • 837-2219
Mass: Sunday - 11:00 a.m.Confession After Mass
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EAGLE NEST LIFE CENTERGus Craven • Wanblee • 462-6002
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ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH-LCMSMIDLAND, SD
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Rev. Glenn Denke, pastor 605-462-6169
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CONCORDIA LUTHERAN • Kadoka • 837-2390
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LUTHERAN PARISH - ELCAOUR SAVIORS LUTHERAN • Long ValleyPastor Frezil Westerlund
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PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHKadoka • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 837-2233
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Monday, March 18
EAT AT JIGGER’S
Tuesday, March 19
Cider braised pork with ovenroasted vegetables (potatoes, car-rots, etc.), vegetable salad, dinnerroll, and pudding with vanillawafers.
Wednesday, March 20
Tator tot casserole, bakedsquash, waldorf salad, bread, andpears.
Thursday, March 21
Roast beef, mashed potatoes andgravy, seasoned green beans,bread, and tropical fruit.
Friday, March 22
Chicken noodle soup with veg-etables, pacific lime gelatin salad,mixed fruit, and cookie.
Meals forthe Elderly
Read Philippians 1:12-18During his confinement in a Roman jail, the apostlePaul wrote one of his most upbeat and encouraging let-ters. In this epistle to the church at Philippi, he usedhis less-than-ideal circumstances as an opportunity tomodel the right way to handle conflict and criticism.It is clear from today’s passage and other scriptures that Paul had to deal with significant conflict,even among members of the church in Rome. Some people were upset that he preached to the Gentilesrather than exclusively to Jews. They also didn’t like that he taught salvation by grace and not law. Paul’swords reveal that some people were teaching the message with a very different motivation from his own.Notice that he responded with a positive attitude. The tenor of his letter is one of encouragement andresolve. He did not lash out at his critics. Nor did he defend himself personally. He defended his message,the true gospel, but he did so in love and without harshness.Paul stressed the bright side. He rejoiced because, whether the motive was sincerity or envy, JesusChrist was being proclaimed, and the true gospel message was spreading. He was so concerned for thesouls of others that he responded out of selflessness rather than selfishness.Ask God to help you stay the course the way Paul did—even when your situation may involve contro-versy and criticism. The prison guards learned about the gospel from the jailed apostle. Your words andbehavior can likewise reflect Christ to unbelievers you encounter.
Handling Conflict and Criticism
The Black Hills Gospel Quartetwill be performing at the Presbyte-rian Church in Kadoka on Sunday,March 11 at the 11:00 a.m. worshipservice. There will be a potluck din-ner following the concert. Everyoneis invited to attend the concert andthe potluck dinner.The Black Hills Gospel Quartethas performed in nine states andhas been singing together for over22 years. Their concert consists of Southern Gospel music with a spe-cial emphasis on “old fashioned”traditional Christian music. This isan interdenominational group andall the proceeds are used for traveland production expenses. A freewill offering will be taken.If you have any questions aboutthe Black Hills Gospel Quartet,please call Pastor Gary McCubbinat the church 837-2233 or at home837-2485.
Black Hills GospelQuartet to performin Kadoka March 11
returnpreparation is available at theJackson County Library,Kadoka. Returns for low andmiddle income taxpayers of allages are prepared. Call DebMoor 837-2689 at the libraryfor an appointment, or Bob Mc-Daniel 605-859-2227 (Philip)for information.
Kadoka City Council Meet-ing
Monday, March 11, 7:00p.m., in the finance office.
The Jackson County Li-brary
(JCL) reading grouppresents the book, “Life on theFarm & Ranch”— a collectionof stories and personal anec-dotes from several SouthDakota authors. Pick up yourbook for the discussion on Sun-day, April 7 @ 2:00 p.m. atJackson Co. Library.
Think, Drive, & Stay Alive program will be held onTuesday, March 19 in Pierre.Kadoka students will be leav-ing at 6:30 a.m. from theschool.
Sports complex clean up:
Friday, March 15; Saturday,March 16; Friday, March 22;Saturday, March 23. Each daystarting at 10 a.m.Democratic Caucus from the firstday of Session right down to thelast important days when fundingdecisions were made. Public educa-tion is the most important invest-ment we can make for the citizensof South Dakota. A few of the spe-cific bills which impact educationfunding include SB 194 which willextend the sunset date for use of capital outlay funds for other al-lowable expenses. Currently 102 of our 151 school districts use thistype of flexibility.HB1137 has passed and pro-vides $5.8 million dollars to schoolsfor the current fiscal year. Thisequates to about $45 per student.These funds will be distributed toschools before June 30, 2013. Thebill also provides $200,000 for post-secondary career and technical ed-ucation programs . All the fundingin this bill is for the current fiscalyear. While the $5.8 still falls shortof where we need funding to be, itis a step in the right direction.There were many attempts toimprove the funding formula, rightdown to the last Amendment of-fered by Democrats on the budget.It was late on Friday night of thelast day when the General FundingBill passed. Regrettably, only theoriginal 3.0% requested in the Gov-ernor’s budget was approved. This3.0% increase raises the fundingformula from $4,491 to $4,625 foran increase of $134 per student.(Inflation was actually 3.2% butthe law says 3% or the rate of infla-tion, whichever is less). To put theamount in perspective, the 2008-09per student allocation was $4,642so the FY14 amount is $17 less perstudent than five years ago! We canand must do better for our stu-dents!Knowing that agriculture is ourstate’s #1 industry with $20.9 bil-lion dollars in annual economic im-pact, it is no surprise that anumber of agriculture issues domi-nated the 2013 Legislative Session.Senate Bill 195 had tremendous bi-partisan support and will provideeconomic development by adjustingthe taxes paid by wind generatingfacilities. This is an interestingconcept where we can reduce theupfront contractors excise andsales taxes in the form of a rebatefor new wind generation. Alongwith this rebate, the bill will reducethe tax break on gross receiptstaxes and accelerate the paymentof those taxes to county, school dis-trict, and the state.We passed House Bill 1066 topermanently expand the gross re-ceipts tax for tourism. The TourismTax is a 1.5 cent sales tax on pur-chases made at visitor intensivebusinesses that generate most of their money in June, July, August,and September. Visitor intensivebusinesses collect the tourism taxduring these four summer months.Other industries such as lodgingestablishments, campgrounds,motor vehicle rentals, visitor at-tractions, recreational equipmentrentals, recreational services, andspectator events collect and pay onthe gross receipts the entire year.The Governor has recommendeda Task Force to continue to studyMedicaid Expansion. While we hadhoped we could follow the exampleof so many other states and settlethis issue during the Session, wecontinue to hope that this worthyprogram will be expanded. Wewould be bringing in close to $200million federal dollars to SD to carefor those in need, make our citizenshealthier, and keep them out of more expensive emergency care.It has been an honor to serveDistrict 27 in the 2013 Session.I invite you to contact me withyour questions and concerns. I maybe reached at 605-685-4241 orSen.Bradford@state.sd.us.The 2013 Legislative Sessionhas recessed until March 25 whenlegislators will come together toconsider any legislation which maybe vetoed by the Governor. Thisfinal week of regular Session wasconsumed with concurrence or con-ference committees on certainpieces of legislation when theHouse and Senate needed to ironout differences between the twobodies. Appropriators had a busyweek as final revenue projectionswere adopted and the final deter-minations of expenditures were de-termined. Over 70 differentamendments were made to theGeneral Funding Bill and each hadto get an “Aye” or “Nay” from Ap-propriators before the final budgetcould be adopted.The first part of the Session wasdominated by discussions of theCriminal Justice Initiative. Thelaw has already been signed andwe hope that this will unfold aspredicted to work towards rehabil-itation rather than incarceration. Iwas involved in this legislationfrom start to finish as I served onthe Task Force which studied theissue last summer. It’s a step in theright direction and I’m proud thatI was a part of its adoption.What could be described as thePeople’s Economic DevelopmentBill took the form of Senate Bill235 and passed by wide margins inboth the House and Senate. Whenthe people spoke in last Novem-ber’s election and defeated 1230, adetermined group of legislativeleaders collaborated to design anew approach to economic develop-ment which could benefit commu-nities of all sizes. “Building SD” isa re-engineered economic develop-ment tool, and creates a new ap-proach compared to the REDI andFuture Funds which were createdin 1987.Legislators created SB235 withthe realization that each commu-nity faces obstacles such as afford-able housing and roadimprovements which are vital insupport of economic growth.Schools too often need supportwhen development means addingESL students (English as a SecondLanguage).SB235 now incorporates thatgoal as well as job-related pro-grams in local schools. There willstill be tax breaks to help in-statecompanies to grow or out-of-statecompanies to relocate. In addition,“Building SD” reminds us thatbuilding business means buildingcommunities where business canprosper.One of the important changes inthis approach to economic develop-ment is the guarantee that nomoney will go into the program if the regular General Fund expendi-tures are not funded first. Thismeans that the per student alloca-tion to schools, Medicaid providers,and state employees must be pro-vided before any revenue wouldshift from the General Fund to at-tracting new companies.Providing adequate funding foreducation was a primary goal of the
From Senator Jim Bradford
It is with great sorrow that ourFr. Reuben Valades passed away onTuesday, March 5, 2013, at the VA-BHHCS in Ft. Meade, S.D.Fr. Reuben was born on Septem-ber 26, 1929, to Catarino and An-drea (Uvalle) Valades in Edgemont.Fr. Reuben graduated salutato-rian in his class of 1947. He thenworked in Wade’s Grocery Storeand in the Southern Hills Bankfrom 1949 to 1952. He served hiscountry in the Korean War from1952 to 1954.When he returned from the Army, he attended Chadron StateCollege from 1955 to 1957. He thengraduated from Black Hill StateUniversity with a bachelor of sci-ence in education degree in 1959.He taught conversational Spanishfor one year in Lead and taughtfreshman and sophomore Englishat Provo High School in Igloo forthree years.In 1963, Fr. Reuben attended St.Mary’s College in St. Mary, Ky.,where he did his undergraduatestudies for the priesthood. From1966 to 1970, he attended Immac-ulate Conception Seminary in Con-ception, Mo.Fr. Reuben was ordained June 8,1970, by the late Bishop Harold J.Dimmerling. His first assignmentwas as an associate pastor at theCathedral of Our Lady of PerpetualHelp in Rapid City.In 1973 to 1981, he was assignedto Sacred Heart Church in Philip,St. Mary’s Church in Milesville andSt. William in Midland.He also worked with the HaakonCounty Alcohol Center, the Alco-holics Anonymous and Alanongroups, Meals on Wheels, andHaakon County Area Right to Life.In addition, he served as a hospitalchaplain and was a member of thePhilip Ministerial Association.From 1981 to 1986, he was as-signed to Christ the King Churchin Presho. In July, 1986, he was as-signed to St. Joseph’s Church inGregory and in 1990, Sacred HeartChurch in Burke was added to hismission. In 1992, he was assignedto New Underwood and Lakeside.He retired from that parish in1999.Fr. Reuben will also be remem-bered by his love for music, espe-cially the guitar which he masteredand the song he wrote titled,“Walking Down Those Forty Daysof Lent.”In addition to his many friendsthat he served as their parishpriest, he leaves one brother, Sal-vador (Chuck), Sturgis; one sister,Inez Martinez, Chadron, Neb.; andnumerous nephews and nieces andtheir families.His father and mother, a sister Alice Gnojek and three brothers,Catarino, Jr., Vincent F. andGabriel preceded him in this jour-ney.The family also remembers Sis-ter Agnes Holzapfel, a longtimecompanion, and also his loyal dog,Benji, who also preceded him indeath. A Christian wake service withRosary was held on Thursday,March 7, at the Cathedral of OurLady of Perpetual Help. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated onMarch 8 at the Cathedral of OurLady of Perpetual Help with theMost Rev. Robert D. Gruss presid-ing and other priests of the dioceseconcelebrating. A memorial has been estab-lished.
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and to approve bonds for lease pur-chase agreements with WesternDakota Technical Institute andSoutheast Technical Institute.HB 1234 provides a limited ex-ception to the provisions that ex-empt sport shooting ranges fromthe public nuisance laws and to de-clare an emergency.SB 166 extends the number of years that permits to carry a con-cealed weapon are valid from fouryears to five years.SB 106 prohibiting minors fromusing wireless communication de-vices while operating motor vehi-cles upon the public highways wasamended to make it a secondary of-fense.SB 59 prohibits the disposal of oil and gas field wastes unless itcomes from energy developmentwithin South Dakota.SB 194 extends the sunset datefor expenditures from a school dis-trict's capital outlay fund.SB 151 clarifies the maintenanceresponsibilities on unimproved sec-tion lines.SB 28 revises the property taxlevies for the general fund of aschool district.SB 235 creates the buildingSouth Dakota fund, deposits moneyinto the building South Dakotafund, creates programs and fundsto enhance economic development,makes continuous appropriationsto these funds, provides reinvest-ment payments to stimulate eco-nomic development andinvestment, revises the state aid togeneral education formula by in-cluding an adjustment for studentswith limited English proficiency,and to declare an emergency.SB 195 establishes incentives forwind energy facilities, revises theamount that may be rebated for thegross receipts tax on electricity pro-duced on wind farms, provides apenalty for filing a false affidavit,and makes a continuous appropri-ation.SB 233 creates the critical teach-ing needs scholarship program andmakes an appropriation to the ed-ucation enhancement trust fund toprovide for the annual funding of the scholarships.SB 237 to appropriate funds fordeposit into the need-based grantfund, to provide for annual fundingof the need-based grant fund witha portion of the funds received fromthe education enhancement trustfund, and to declare an emergency.SB 39 to establish a penalty for a juvenile convicted as an adult of aClass A or B felony and allowing asentence of up to life imprisonmentafter a sentencing hearing.This link will let you check onthe final disposition of all legisla-tion: http://legis.state.sd.us/The legislature spent all daydealing with amendments to SB90, which is the General Appropri-ations bill. SB 90 revises the Gen-eral Appropriations Act for fiscalyear 2013, provides funding for theincreased costs associated with theemployee health insurance and in-ternal service bureaus, and de-clares an emergency. After a longdiscussion, the House passed SB 90and sent it on to the Senate. I andthirteen other legislators did notvote for the G bill. Among a few of the problems was the increase in150 new state employee's for vari-ous agency's. I strongly oppose anyfurther expansion of government ina time of such uncertanity. Educa-tion still is $17.00 per student allo-cation below where it was when thecuts were made. My suggestions onextra funding being sent back tothe counties for education and in-frastucture fell on deft ears. Theone thing I can assure everyone,Sioux Falls and Rapid City will bein a great position for using "TheBuild South Dakota Fund" to fur-ther economic developement. TheSenate also had long discussionsbefore they passed the G bill atmidnight. Needless to say, most of us spent what was left of the nightin Pierre and drove home on Satur-day.These are some of the bills thelegislature sent to the governorthis week:HB 1050 to make an appropria-tion for costs related to the sup-pression of mountain pine beetles,to establish a cost share programwith the counties in the state, andto declare an emergency.HB 1122 revises requirementsrelating to health insurance plansfor county officers and employees.HB 1137 impacts education inSouth Dakota, makes an appropri-ation, and declares an emergency.HB 1164 establishes a classroominnovation grant program andmakes an appropriation.HB 1165 revises provisions con-cerning the agricultural land taskforce.HB 1168 to allow predator con-trol boards to increase levies to payfor predator control if approved bya majority of the livestock produc-ers within the district.HB 1184 appropriates 4 milliondollars to the Department of Game,Fish and Parks to fund improve-ments to the state park system.HB 1126 revises the massagetherapy licensing requirements.HB 1144 permits the euthaniza-tion of wildlife seriously injured inmotor vehicle accidents.HB 1098 requires the Legisla-ture to approve bonds for lease pur-chase agreements with the fourpostsecondary technical institutes,
From Representative Liz May