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The official newspaper of Jackson County, South Dakota
includes tax
Volume 106Number 35March 14, 2013
With donations from BankWest,Kadoka Oil, LLC, People’s Market,Discount Fuel, and an anonymousdonor, the Jackson County Sportscomplex will receive a new score-board and message board.The message board is portableand can be used to announce localevnets. The message board will beused at the sports complex duringthe track season and the rest of theyear it will be in front of the school.KAHS Superintendent JamieHermann expressed gratitude tothe donors on behalf of the schooldistrict.“It’s our honor to help and oneway we can give back to the com-munity,” said Gene ChristensenKadoka Branch President of BankWest.Workdays have been scheduledat the sports complex for March 16,17, 22, and 23 for cleanup and re-moving the old scoreboard. Eachday will start at 10 a.m.The South Dakota Child Abduc-tion Response Team (CART) partic-ipated in a training exercise onMarch 7, 2013, at Kadoka AreaHigh School, to test and strengthenthe state’s capabilities. This exer-cise focused on the processing of volunteers for searches in missingchildren cases.In the case of a missing child,volunteers will arrive to help andthis exercise was used to organizethose spontaneous volunteers in-cluding verifying their identitiesand best opportunity to utilizetheir unique abilities.KAHS Senior presented them-selves as potenial volunteers andwent through the process of regis-tering as a volunteer.“Our goal is to assemble a groupof volunteers as quickly and effi-cently as possible if there was amissing child,” said Dan Satterlee, Assistant Director of DCI. “And toassist local agencies during thesearch where there is limited lawenforcement available.”South Dakota CART is com-prised of agencies from state, localand federal agencies whose goal isto be prepared to quickly respondwhen a child is abducted or missingunder suspicious circumstances.South Dakota CART partnersinclude the following: AttorneyGeneral’s Office, Division of Crimi-nal Investigation, FBI, Depart-ment of Public Safety, Hughes andStanley County Emergency Man-agement, Lawrence County Sher-iff’s Office, Rapid City PoliceDepartment, Pennington CountySheriff’s Office, Minnehaha CountySheriff’s Office and Sioux Falls Po-lice Department. Jackson CountySheriff Ray Clements, Jr., JacksonCounty Deputy Sheriff ChrisKendrick and City of Kadoka Chief of Police Woody Davis also assistedin the exercise.“Conducting this type of exerciseprepares the CART team in theevent of an actual emergency of amissing child,” Satterlee com-mented. “One never knows whenthe team will be dispatched butpreparing prior to the emergency isessential.”South Dakota CART achievedcertification in 2009 and was the5th team to nationally gain this im-portant status. There are now cur-rently 18 teams certifiednationwide.The certification process in-cluded a mock child abduction ex-ercise and review of policy andprocedures which was held inPierre.
--by Robyn Jones
 Jackson County Sports Complex to receive new scoreboard and message board
Ty Merchen (L) completes his personal information and dis-claimer form to registar as a volunteer.
--photos by Robyn Jones
 Photograhps …
were taken of each volunteer in order to make in-dentification cards. Shane Ring (L) has his photo taken during the exer-cise.
 Background searches …
are performed on all volunteer duringa search and rescue event. Marti Herber (L), Mariah Pierce and KatieLensegrav present their identification cards to the CART team membersfor them to complete a background search on them.Superintendent Jamie Hermann, Dan VanderMay KAHS Board President, Gene Christensen Kadoka BranchPresident of BankWest, Marlene Perault of BankWest, Rich and Shawna Bendt of People’s Market, Mark Carlsonof Discount Fuel and Kadoka Oil, LLC, HS Principal George Sieler.
--photos by Robyn Jones
 South Dakota Child Abduction Response Teamconducts mock exercise at Kadoka High School
KAHS Board President Dan VanderMay (L) accepts a donation fromGene Christensen and Marlene Perault of BankWest.KAHS Board President Dan VanderMay (L) accepts a donation fromMark Carlson of Discount Fuel and Kadoka Oil, LLC.KAHS Board President Dan VanderMay (L) accepts a donation fromShawna and Rich Bendt of People’s Market.The Kadoka City Council heldtheir regular monthly meeting onMonday, March 11 with all mem-bers present.Minutes from the February 11meeting, bills and financial state-ment were approved as presented.A group of citizens addressed thecouncil regarding access of the au-ditorium, stating that people in thecommunity would like to utilize itmore hours.Discussion was held on in-stalling a card system on the doorsthat is similar to what motels use.Cards may be issued to individu-als/families to gain access to theauditorium. The cards can be pro-gramed to allow access to the build-ing for certain hours and may bedisabled if there is an event beinghosted in the auditorium.Cost for a card system and thecomputer software would be ap-proximately $2,500.Currently keys are issued for ac-cess and locating some one with akey is not alway easily done.Liability issues, monitoring thebuilding with cameras, and desig-nating time periods for differentages of students was also dis-cussed.Limited auditorium use duringthe summer months was also dis-cussed. Council member RyanWillert stated that he had visitedwith Billie Jo Eisenbraun and thefinished that is applied to the flooris an oil based product and requiresfive to six weeks to cure. A waterbased product that does not take aslong to cure has been looked into.Bids were opened for Sixth Av-enue projects. The project consistsof paving the section of Sixth Av-enue from Maple Street south toChestnut Street, along the westside of the nursing home.The milling project was awardedto Midstates Reclamation.The asphalt and paving bid wasawarded to Hills Material. Additional asphalt will be usedto patch other streets.On behalf of Jackson KadokaEconomic Development Corp.,Rusty Olney addressed the council.Olney stated that the corpora-tion has been working hard tomaintain business in Kadoka, aswell as welcoming new businessand promoting Kadoka.Olney said the corporation isproposing that the City of Kadokaand Jackson County contribute$5,000 each to provide an operatingof budget. Unfortunately, thecounty does not have funds in theircurrent budget for 2013 but re-quested the corporation to makeanother request to be considered inthe budget process for 2014.Following discussion, motioncarried to contribute $5,000.Bob Fugate addressed the coun-cil in regards to the sound systemin the auditorium. He stated that a16 channel sound board, a gatorcase, and an audio microphone isneeded.Midstates Audio installed thecurrent system and the pricequotes received from them werevery high.A price quote received from mus-cianfriends.com was for $900.Lonny Johnston stated he has pur-chased items from them and satis-fied with their products.Johnston and Dale Christensenvolunteer to set up the channelboard, which would eliminate thelabor costs.Scaffolding to repair the speak-ers will need to be rented from JoeHandrahan in the amount of $450.Motion carried to share the costof the equipment and scaffoldingrent with the school.After the bids for the fire alarmsystem were received and theywere higher than expected, award-ing the bid was tabled from lastmonth.Mayor Weller stated that he hadvisited with the state inspector andthat it was not mandatory to installthe system.After much discussion, the coun-cil voted to reject all bids receivedon the fire alarm system.The Board of Equalization forthe City of Kadoka will meet onMarch 18 and the next regularmeeting will be April 8.
City council discusses auditorium access,approves funds for economic development,awards bids for Sixth Avenue project
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Monday, March 18
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
Inspiration Point
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
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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.
Father Reuben Valades_____________ 
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 
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The Belvidere Store reopenedthis week under the new ownershipof John and Jo Rodgers. A load of gas was delivered on Wednesday,and John said they won’t be offer-ing premium gas but will insteadhave diesel fuel available at all thepumps. Ronda Dennis will be themanager. On Sunday, Jory Rodgerswas running the cash register, andhis dad, John, was playing cribbagenearby with Casey Jensen. TheBelvidere Store has historicallybeen a hotbed of cribbage activity,and that has apparently notchanged. Although they have donequite a bit of renovation, the workcontinues.Jory said he was tired on Sun-day since he’d spent all day Satur-day at the regional AAU wrestlingmeet in Rapid City. He placed sec-ond in that event which entitleshim to participate in the state tour-nament in Brookings in two weeks.High-school wrestling is over forthe season, but AAU wrestling is just finishing up. Jory will be intrack after that where he hopes toparticipate in discus and shot put.Mary Johnston recently re-turned from a trip that took her tovisit sisters in Minnesota and Ore-gon. Her son, Larry, took her toPipestone, MN, on Feb. 19 whereher sister, Lela, picked her up andtook her to her home at Milaca. Various relatives and friends werevisited in Milaca. On the 26th,Mary and Lela flew to Oregonwhere they were met by a nephewand taken to their sister, Sharon’s,in Salem. Sharon isn’t in very goodhealth and wasn’t able to meet thegals herself. The stay there lasteduntil Saturday when a flight wascaught to Minneapolis where theywere met by Lela’s daughter. Maryreturned home on the 2nd. Lelatook her to Pipestone again whereher son, Lonny, picked her up andbrought her the rest of the wayhome. She might have come homea bit sooner except for being de-layed by seven inches of snow ontop of snow banks that were al-ready there. Mary had a good tripand enjoyed seeing her sisters butis also glad to be home.Betty Kusick was visited by JoeLivermont on Thursday morning.They fiddled with the computer Joegave Betty a while ago that Bettyuses for playing games. That after-noon, Betty went to Kadoka to visitBunny Green who recently movedto the nursing home from Ft. Pierrewhere she had been staying withher granddaughter. Bunny is inroom 3 and is a roommate to MickiWord. When Betty left, Bunny toldher to get back up there before longsince they weren’t done visitingand hadn’t completely caught up just yet. Bunny is very pleased tobe back in the area and with thecare she is getting at the nursinghome. Rev. McCubbin said that,when he visited her, she praisedthe nursing home so pointedly thatshe almost convinced him heshould check himself in.Greg and Martin Badure cele-brated birthdays a week ago. ThisFriday was Dana’s. She celebratedwith a trip to visit Paula Vogelsangover past Wanblee. Paula has beenbusy helping with calving, but shehad time to fix dinner for Dana andkids and also make a birthdaycake. The kids enjoyed gatheringeggs in the chicken house andfound forty or more eggs.Kenny and Roxie Fox were vis-ited by Mark Eickman of Salemthis week. Mark is a lineman, andenjoys doing a bit of coyote huntingfrom time to time. A while ago, hebuilt a cabin at Fox’s that he madeout of the large wooden reels thatelectrical wire comes on. It hasbunk beds and is quite nice. It nat-urally has electric heat.Eve Fortune said they aremostly staying close to home andcalving. She is excited about thepossibility of working at theKadoka library on Saturdays tohelp out librarian, Debra Moor.Bud and Valene Perault hadsupper on Sunday at Mike andMarlene Perault’s. Marlene wasplanning to give Bud a haircut thatevening since she is in the habit of giving her menfolk haircuts whenthey need them. That would in-clude Mike and Bert and used toinclude her dad, Leonard Carlson.Marlene said her mom, LillianCarlson, is doing very well aftergetting her heart beating correctlyagain. That was accomplished inSioux Falls at the Heart Hospitaland was done there because Mar-lene’s daughter, Coleen, worksthere. Lillian recuperated at homeall week and was thinking of goingback to her child-care work onMonday since she has been doingthat practically all her life. Shesaid she was getting bored being athome alone and missed the kids.Lillian was taken to Sioux Falls byher daughter, Lesa, and picked upthere by Marlene.Bonenbergers are about donewith calving. Brett said they onlyhave a handful left. That shouldgive them the freedom to celebrateMaKaylan’s birthday next weekendwith a trip to Rapid City.Jodie O’Bryan went to RapidCity on Sunday to get her grand-son, JD, started on celebrating hisseventh birthday which was actu-ally on Monday. Jodie and JDpalled around having lunch, shop-ping at Runnings, and playinggames. They later had bananasplits at the truck stop where theywere joined by JD’s mom, Faye,and his other two siblings. Scotwasn’t able to go along to RapidCity since calving is in full swing attheir place. He, however, has beenable to get in a lot of visiting withseveral guys that have come tohave their horses shod. Jodie sayswhen Tater and Todd Ward camefrom Eagle Butte, Scot would puton one shoe and then he and Taterwould exchange stories of theirsaddle-bronc riding days. Jodie hasalso coached a Ward daughter inbarrel racing who won a worldchampionship in that event at Las Vegas. Another rodeo friend camefrom Nebraska to have Scot shoesome of his horses. Jodie said sheis extremely happy to be back toriding horses. She has been recov-ering from broken ribs and otherinjuries she suffered recently in abarrel-racing fall and hasn’t beenable to ride for a while. She did alot of beading during that time andis still doing quite a bit of it sinceshe has orders to fill. Jodie wasalso happy to talk to her son,Scotty, on the phone on Sunday andfind he has received a promotion atwork. He works for a longhorn jour-nal there in Texas and is moving upin the organization.Rick and Ronda Dennis hadtheir grandchildren, Carter andTaya Iverson, come and stay for afew days. Carter and Taya were en- joying their Spring break fromschool.Last Saturday was a bad day forcooking. Three of us had problemsthat day for no good reason exceptthat it was obviously a poor day forcooking.Take Ruth, for example. Shehad recently acquired some flutedmetal forms for making edibleshells out of tortillas. You fre-quently see these shells in Mexi-can restaurants and may get yoursalad served in one. Anyway, Ruthcarefully followed the instructionsas to oven temperature and bakingtime only to come up with burntshells. She was not pleased buttried again. This time she kept aclose eye on things and got an ac-ceptable product, but the first at-tempt was a no-go.Marie also encountered prob-lems. She was trying to make acake that starts with a mix from abox but is fancied up with the ad-dition of coconut and other goodies.Well, Marie is an excellent cook. Ask anyone, and they will say it isso. She, however, suspected earlyon that things were not as theyshould be. She has made thisdessert many times, and the batterseemed somewhat stringy and notquite right. Nevertheless, shethrew the mixture into a pan andbaked it, but it came out very flat.It didn’t rise like it was supposedto so, with disgust, it got itself thrown in the garbage for misbe-havior. I might have just frosted itand relabeled it as bars instead of as a cake, but Marie was frus-trated with the whole business anddecided to give it up for the timebeing. She could always try againanother day.I, too, did not have much luck inthe kitchen. I was trying to decidewhat to make for the coffee timeafter church the next day andcouldn’t make up my mind. Noth-ing sounded good. Wife Corinnesaw me shuffling through recipesand looking perplexed so she men-tioned that she’d seen some maplerecipes in her “Good Old Days”magazine. She produced that mag-azine, and the one for maplemuffins looked interesting. I de-cided to give it a try, especiallysince I happened to have somemaple syrup on hand.This was not a complicatedrecipe, and I followed it explicitlywith careful measurement of in-gredients and procedure. Aftereverything was in the mix andstirred up, I realized I had a prob-lem. The batter was not nearly liq-uid enough to spoon into muffincups. I would have had to roll itinto balls or something to get itinto the paper liners. Well, in thepast when making muffins out of anon-calorie sweetener calledSplenda, I’ve had to add extra milksince Splenda makes dough quitesticky. That had worked before sowhy not try it again? I had to usea lot of milk to get the batter right,but finally it was ready to bake.The streusel topping was also afrustration since what the recipecalled for made way too much of it.There wasn’t room in the top of thecups for it all. No matter. Use whatyou need and stuff the rest in therefrigerator for possible later useor for throwing out if no good useever presented itself.I was pleased a bit later to seethat the muffins were getting niceand high in the oven and lookingquite good. Maybe I’d pulled it off.Well, although those muffins werepretty and probably nutritious andall, they had almost no noticeableflavor. They were okay with lash-ings of butter, but by themselvesthey were dull. Corinne and Icould discern no maple flavorwhatsoever. I took them to churchanyway with a certain amount of disgust, and people ate them. I did-n’t actually see anyone come backfor seconds, but neither did I seeany in the trash can. I did almostmake Fayola choke when I saw hereating one and told her that, al-though the muffins were nice look-ing, it was a pity they had no taste.She guffawed but said they weren’tall that bad, bless her heart.There are days, apparently, that just aren’t suited for certain activ-ities. Ranchers and farmers know,for instance, that animals arenervous and hard to deal with if there is unsettled weather or astorm moving in. Fishermen knowthat certain weather conditionsmake it so fish will absolutely notbite no matter what you temptthem with. You can’t always tellahead of time what jobs or activi-ties are suitable for certain days,but you will find out soon enoughwhen you try doing them. Like Isaid, last Saturday was a poor dayfor cooking. Come to think of it,Tuesday wasn’t much good fordoing bookwork either. Figureswouldn’t add up that afternoon.So when you find a day simplyisn’t suitable for what you hope toaccomplish, you can do as somekids did on a TV show son Chancewas watching the other day. One of the kids said, “Everyone in favor of doing nothing all day, say ‘Aye’.”Everyone said, “Aye,” albeit some-what phlegmatically. Some days, Isuspect, are just best for doing ab-solutely nothing at all and simplyhoping tomorrow will be better.Hope you’re having a good day. If not, there’s always tomorrow.
Good Days and Bad
Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
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The Township Annual meetingwas held on Tuesday, March 5.Norris Township held theirmeeting at the Township Hall inthe afternoon so Dan Taft couldkeep an appointment in Martinlater that same day. Officers werere-elected and bills paid and busi-ness was discussed as usual. Roadsare always discussed and insulat-ing the hall was the biggest accom-plishment for the year.The last one out of town shut off the lights on Tuesday night as thewhole community set out for the re-gional basketball game at Wall.White River played Oelriches to astanding room only crowd. It waspacked with people standing in thecorners and everywhere but underthe basketball hoops. Congratula-tions to the White River Tigers asthey are once again headed to theState “B” Boys’ Basketball Tourna-ment in Aberdeen. The cheerlead-ers and team are a wonderfulbunch of kids! If you want to seeteam action, they are it. Whoever ishot at the time gets the ball. Wehave been to all the games closethis year and as high as the scoreoften was; we came home wonder-ing who was high point man, thatis team play.Team play is the best teacher of life itself and how you find yourplace in it. Those guys and theircoaches are friends, a team, a fam-ily and winners. They have workedextremely hard and seen trials, in- jury, losses, wins and the pure joyof doing what they do best for thesake of others and come up with agrin on their face. It not only winsgames, but is a thrill to watch.White River will play Langfordat noon on Thursday in the firstround of tournament play. You canbe sure that those of us here athome will be cheering in the livingroom. We are very proud of all of you.Patrick Allard of Rapid City vis-ited his grandmother, Maxine Al-lard, on Wednesday and spent thenight. June Ring was also a lunchguest of Maxine that day.Norris School News: No schoolon Thursday, March 14 so folks inthe district can get to Aberdeen andsupport the White River team atthe state tournament.Saturday night the JasonBurma family arrived in Norris tospend Spring break from SunshineBible Academy. The Burmas spentFriday night at the Paul Beckwithhome in Pierre.Saturday, Jace and Jade wres-tled in the AAU Regionals inPierre, Jace got fifth and Jade re-ceived second place. Jason was wel-comed home by his first new calf of the season.The Burmas and Andee Beck-with were Sunday dinner guests atthe James Letelliers. Julie Letel-lier started out on Sunday, butturned back due to the bad roadsfrom Saturday’s winter storm. Wegot snow on Saturday, too but noth-ing like the foot of snow in ToddCounty and down in Nebraska.The Lenten Services are held atSt. John Lutheran Church eachWednesday evening at 6:00 p.m.CDT with a soup supper to follow.Last week soup servers were NetteHeinert and Carol Ferguson.Everyone is welcome.The new Norris Post Officehours are now in effect. The win-dow service is open mornings onlyfrom 8:30 a.m. CST until 12:30p.m. CST and the lobby will beopen in the afternoons during theweek. Saturday hours will remainas usual.Samantha Taft of USD and herfriend, Darcy, of Sioux Falls cameto the parental Dan Taft home forthe weekend. The gals started backon Saturday, but after sliding inthe ditch by Mission decided toturn back and go on Sunday.Ed and Carol Ferguson attendeda band concert in Rapid City onSaturday in which their grand-daughter Moya Brickman playedthe clairnet. Their other grand-daughter Kaitlyn Ferguson re-turned home with them to spend afew days at Norris.Ed, Carol, Kaitlyn and JesseFerguson were guests at the PeteFerguson home on Sunday after-noon to help Marla celebrate herbirthday.Monday afternoon, Carol Fergu-son and Kaitlyn visited Irene Kauf-man in Valentine, Nebraska.Pastor Denke of St. JohnLutheran Church at Norris willhave TVs set up in the church base-ment for your viewing pleasure of all three classes of the state tour-naments again this year. Hopefullyonly the sound of one will be turnedup. Come and enjoy the games withfriends. Bring your own munchies.Have a great week!
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