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The official newspaper of Jackson County, South Dakota
includes tax
Volume 106Number 40April 18, 2013
Kadoka AreaSchool35-2
Jerome High HorseDawn RasmussenKen LensegravSam StoddardRobert FugateDan VanderMay
Kadoka CityCouncil Ward 3
Ryan WillertBenjamin E. Latham
 --by Robyn Jones
The Kadoka Area School Boardheld their meeting on Thursday, April 11. Board members presentwere Dale Christensen, Dawn Ras-mussen, Ross Block and Dan Van-derMay. Members Mark Williams,Ken Lensegrav and DJ Addisonwere absent.The bills, financial statement,agenda and minutes from theMarch 13 meeting were approved.Superintendent Jamie Hermannpresented the audit report and ithas been accepted by the SD De-partment of Legislative Audit.Policy committee meeting wasscheduled for Wednesday, April 17to review job descriptions and mil-itary leave for staff.High School Principal GeorgeSeiler presented the high schoolhandbook with recommendedchanges.Some changes included: stu-dents must be in school for allclasses in order to participate in anorganized co-curricular school ac-tivity that day, unless giver permis-sion by the principal; parents needto notify the school if a student isgoing to be absent from school forpart or all of the day as soon as pos-sible, calls before 9 a.m. are appre-ciated and calls after areconsidered an unexcused absence;when absent assignments will berequired to be made up by the stu-dent within two days of the ab-sence; students who are placed inin-school suspension will need toturn in their assignments at theend of each day and will not be al-lowed to participate in extracurric-ular activities; and any studentwho is failing a course and declaredineligible for one week, the stu-dent’s grades will be checked againat the start of the next week.A new policy section added tothe handbook addresses prom rulesand conduct. The policy states thatprom is a formal occasion; guestmust be approved by the adminis-tration, once admitted no one willbe able to leave and enter again;only students in the grades ninethrough the twelve will be allowedto attend; and a dress code.Seiler informed the board thatthe scoreboard is done and will bepicked up next week. Extensionwill be welded on the support postto raise the new one higher.Senior privileges were dis-cussed. Seiler stated that an opencampus policy is being consideredwhere senior students could leavethe school during their study halland not just the first or last periodof the day. Also consideration willbe given to allowing the students todrive during this time. Seiler ex-pressed this would be a privilegeand adds responsibility and trustfor the student. If this privileged isabused, the right would be revoked.Elementary Principal Jeff Ne-mecek presented the elementaryhandbook. Changes to the atten-dance policy included that parentsare notified if a student is absent ortardy after 5 days. Upon 10 days acertified truancy letter will be sentto the parents and after 15 days asecond letter will be sent. If a stu-dent is absent and or tardy formore than 15 days the administra-tion can consider retaining the stu-dent at the current grade level. If astudent is absent and or tardy for20 or more days, the administra-tion may consider the extensiveamount of absences or tardies aschild neglect and contact socialservices.The board entered in to execu-tive session for personnel mattersat 8:40 and returned to open ses-sion at 9:10.The negotiated agreement for2013-2014 was approved withchanges that include $750 to basesalary, $60 for insurance, 10% in-crease to extra-curricular con-tracts, and increase activity busdriver wages.A contract was approved forBrad Stone as janitor at an hourlyrate of $9.00 during the probation-ary period.A resignation was accepted fromLaurie Prichard as assistant vol-leyball coach.Two contracts were recom-mended for non-renewal for the2013-2014 school year and ap-proved.Contracts were offered and ap-proved for certified staff for the2013-2014 school year.The meeting ended with anotherexecutive session for administra-tion negotiations. 
Other action taken by theboard…
•authorized SDHSAA member-ship for the 2013-2014;•approve contract with theCounty Health Nurse for 2013-2014 for 55 hours at $20.00 perhour;•approve track concession pro-posal from the sophomore class;•offer extra-curricular contractsfor staff with continuing contracts.
Kadoka Area School Board offers contracts,proposed handbook changes presented
 --by Robyn Jones
The Kadoka City Council heldtheir monthly meeting on Monday, April 8. Council members presentwere Harry Weller, Kieth Prang,Ryan Willert, Dick Stolley andColby Shuck.Minutes were approved as pre-sented from the meetings held onMarch 11 and 18 and from theequalization meeting on March 18.The second reading of the sup-plemental appropriation ordinancewas approved, which will modifythe budget to include a $5,000 con-tribution to the Kadoka JacksonEconomic Development Corpora-tion.Special events liquor license re-quest was approved for the Kadoka Ambulance and Kadoka VolunteerFire Department for reunion week-end.Patrick Solon stated that MidStates Milling will begin work onthe street west of the KadokaNursing Home on April 18. A datehas not been determined as whenHills Material will begin the as-phalt project.Stolley informed the council thatthe first quarter inventory hasbeen completed at the city bar.Shuck stated that the newequipment for the sound system inthe auditorium has been installedand is working very well.Police Chief Woody Davis re-quested authorization to attend theSD Annual Police Chief and Sher-riff convention in Deadwood onMay 1-3, which was granted.A brief discussion was held onaddressing abandoned property is-sues. Mayor Weller will contact thecity attorney and the SD MunicipalLeague to request information re-garding this issue.Mayor Weller stated that a let-ter had been received from ArneLund stating that he is interestedin filling the vacant council posi-tion in Ward 2. This position be-came vacant after council memberMicki Word resigned. Weller statedthat he would like the entire coun-cil to be present to discuss the openposition prior to acting on it, and itwill be added to the next regularmeeting agenda.The council then went in to ex-ecutive session for personnel mat-ters. Upon returning to opensession the following motions wereapproved: Re-advertise for allswimming pool positions; hireBrady Sudbeck for a summerworker position and re-advertisefor an additional summer worker;hire Jody Sudbeck as boys baseballcoach; and hire Lynne Jorgensen asgirls softball coach.
Kadoka City Council offers summer positions,approves funding for economic development
Another blast of winter weather
Kadoka Community presents “The Wizard of Oz”
After many weeks of preparation and dedication, “The Wizard of Oz” was presented by a cast of over 30 on April 11, 12 and 14 at the Kadoka City Auditorium. Thevariety of talent was outstanding, costumes and scene props contained a great amount of detail and production was very impressive. During this scene in Munchin-land, Dorothy was greeted by Glenda the Good Witch of the North and the Munchins. Pictured (L-R) are the Muchinkins, Andi Stone, Kimimila Loefer, Gracie Eisenbraunand Corie Dankert; Glinda the Good Witch of the North, Nicci DeVries; Toto, Rebecca Shuck; Dorothy Gale, Taylor Merchen; Munchinkins, Madison Brown, JessicaEnders, Farynn Knutson; Munchin Tough Guys, Caden Stoddard, Tagg Weller, Ryan Shuck, Mason Stilwell.
--photo by Robyn Jones
Peters Excavation assisted the city crew to get Main Street cleared of snow.It may be Spring, but mother nature had many thinking otherwise as they dug outafter the blizzard.
--photos by Robyn Jones
67 years on Main Street and memories galore
Hogen’s photos taken byCarol Solon &Rhonda Antonsen
See the answers on page 9.
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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
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. • Church: 10:30 a.m.
EAGLE NEST LIFE CENTERGus Craven • Wanblee • 462-6002
Sunday Church: 11:00 a.m.
(6 mi. north and 3 mi. east of 1880 Town)
Rev. Glenn Denke, pastor 605-462-6169
Sunday Worship--10:00MT/11:00CT
WIC, FoodStamps & EBTPhone: 837-2232
Monday thru Saturday8 AM - 6 PM
CONCORDIA LUTHERAN • Kadoka • 837-2390
Sunday Services: 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Services: 5:00 p.m.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHKadoka • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 837-2233
Worship Services: 11:00 a.m.Sunday School: Sr. Adults - 9:45 a.m.Sunday School: All Ages - 9:45 a.m., • Sept. - MayRelease Time: 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays. • Sept. - May
Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.
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Area Upcoming Events
Kadoka Volunteer Fire Dept.
will meet on Thursday, April 25 fortheir monthly meeting.
Choir and band concert
for grades 6-8 will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. at the Kadoka City Auditorium.
People’s Market and Discount Fuel track meet
will be held onFriday, April 19 in Kadoka.
Long Valley School
Spring Concert will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m.
Kadoka High School track team
will compete on Thursday, April25 at Presho.
Kadoka Elementary and fifth grade band
will hold their Springmusic concert on Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m.
Junior High track meet
will be held on Saturday, April 27 inKadoka at 10 a.m.Read John 14:1-3The Bible is clear that those who trust in Jesus astheir personal Savior will have eternal life. Further-more, it promises that followers of God will spend eter-nity with Him in heaven.The New Testament contains approximately 200 references to heaven, most of which are from theteachings of Jesus Himself. Obviously, the topic was quite important to our Lord. Why, then, do we oftenfail to talk about it ourselves?Sadly, one reason we ignore the subject is that we simply feel too satisfied here on earth. Maybe wethink we have it pretty good, whether because of a loving family, a stable job, or a nice home. Surroundedby such comfort, it can seem hard to imagine an even better place.Other people, however, do not have it so easy here on earth. They are the ones who most easily graspthe concept of heaven. They are the individuals who live their lives in need, nursing the belief that lifebeyond earth will supply all that they lack.You see, it is rarely our desperation that makes it difficult to envision our heavenly home. Rather, oursuccess is oftentimes the greatest obstacle to a desire for the everlasting home where we truly belong.We can become so distracted by earthly things that we grow blind to the spiritual reality of eternal life.Why don’t we think more about heaven? Very simply, it is because many of us don’t want to go yet!What in your life might be obstructing the view of your heavenly home? Jesus has gone before us toprepare our eternal dwelling, and who would know how to fix a place to our liking better than our Creator?Don’t let anything dim your vision of the excellent future home awaiting you.
The Believer's Destination
Inspiration Point
Monday, April 22
Fish portions, scalloped pota-toes, mixed vegetables, fruit muf-fin, and mandarin oranges.
Tuesday, April 23
French dip with aus jus, bakedpotato, broccoli with cheese, andmixed fruit delight.
 Wednesday, April 24
Spaghetti with meat sauce,peas, tossed salad, french bread,and sherbet.
Thursday, April 25
Oven fried chicken, mashed po-tatoes and gravy, seasoned greenbeans, dinner roll, and apricots.
Friday, April 26
Beef stew with vegetables,tomato spoon salad, bread, andpears.
Meals forthe Elderly
Kadoka PoliceDepartment reportfor March 12 -April 8, 2013
 Accidents: 0Parking Violations: 0Complaints: 5Grand Jury: 0Warnings:Verbal: 3Written: 0Investigations: 5 Arrests: 0Court: 2Citations: 0Calls for service: 32Skunks: 1
Submitted by Forrest Davis, Chief of Police
John Nels Geisler, age 83, ValleySprings, S.D., formerly of Murdo,passed away Monday, April 8, 2013at the Veteran's AdministrationHospital in Sioux Falls.He was born in Pasadena, Calif.,November 25, 1929, to Arthur John"Dick" Geisler and Vivian Christine(Petersen) Geisler.He lived with his parents andyounger siblings, Roma and David,in Bell, Calif., where A.J. ran a feedstore. During his childhood in Bell,John began a lifelong love of movies at the three local theaterswhere admission cost a dime.In February 1942, the metal ra-tioning of World War II led to theclosing of the store in Bell whichhad transitioned into selling thelatest modern appliances. Leavingthe land of sun and palm trees, thefamily moved to a farm in Bluntduring a blizzard. In 1945, theGeisler family moved to Murdo tooperate the John Deere andChevrolet dealerships, the first of many businesses.For his high school education,John boarded at NorthwesternLutheran Academy in Mobridge.His college education was inter-rupted when he served his countryas a cryptographer in Korea in the Army 1903rd Engineer/AviationBattalion. After his honorable dischargefrom the Army in 1953, John col-lected antique cars from across theMidwest. His father told him,“John, you have to do somethingwith those cars,” and in 1954 John,his father, Dick, and brother, Dave,opened the Pioneer Auto Museumwith 25 cars on display in a singlebuilding.John eventually received hisbachelor's degree from ConcordiaCollege in Seward, Neb. He heldmany jobs during his lifetime: serv-ice station attendant, copper mineemployee, elementary schoolteacher, social worker, Pinkertonsecurity guard, postal worker, pilotcar driver and antique dealer. Hemost enjoyed his time in the Armyand the years he spent exploringthe Midwest on trips to locate an-tique cars for the museum.John married Betty (Fortier)Queen November 9, 1965, andgained a daughter, Cathie. Theirdaughter, Johanna, was born inNovember 1966. After attendinggraduate school at the Universityof Minnesota, John, Betty and thetwo girls moved to Murdo to benear family and the Pioneer AutoMuseum.For many years, the family trav-eled around the United States.John was always on the lookout forantique cars and collectibles to addto the Pioneer Auto collection. In1985, John and Betty returned toMurdo to live. John loved all sortsof entertainment and public exhibi-tions, attending canvas tent cir-cuses and state fairs and concerts.He loved a good meal; any road tripwould be planned around restau-rants that could be visited alongthe way. John had a companionBeagle by his side for the last 35years, the most recent being namedMartin Luther.In 2002, John and Betty movedto Sioux Falls and later ValleySprings to be near their daughtersand grandsons, and to have accessto advanced medical care. BothJohn and Betty faced a number of health issues in the last decade.Starting in 2009, John wentthrough several rounds of treat-ment for thyroid cancer. After abrief, acute illness in late Decem-ber 2012, John entered the hospitaland then the hospice program atthe Veteran's Administration Hos-pital in Sioux Falls. His family isgrateful for the excellent care hereceived there. He passed away themorning of Monday, April 8, 2013.John had a strong, but quiet,lifetime relationship with his Lordand Savior. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church inMurdo and attended FirstLutheran in Valley Springs.John is preceded in death by hisparents, Arthur John "Dick"Geisler and Vivian Christine (Pe-tersen) Geisler.John is survived by his wife of 47years, Betty (Fortier) Geisler;daughters, Cathie (Johnnie) Littlesof Sioux Falls, Johanna (MarkDykstra) Geisler; grandsons, Cor-win and Rune Dykstra of ValleySprings and Lee Littles of SiouxFalls; a sister, Roma Bunch, of Irvine, Calif.; a brother, David A.(Leila) Geisler of Murdo; nieces, Vi-vian (Jeff) Sonder, Patty (Donald)Tyus, Jennifer (Bryan) Kaiser, Lisa(Larry) Williams; and nephews,Eric (Janet) Staudenbaur andDavid M. (Ann) Geisler.Funeral services will be held at10:30 a.m. (CT) on Saturday, April27, at Messiah Lutheran Church,Murdo followed by interment at theMurdo Cemetery and lunch at Mes-siah Lutheran.
 John Geisler ____________________ 
Current and UpcomingPrograms:
•The next book planned for thereading group is The Long-ShiningWaters. Author Danielle Sosin willbe here in June to lead the discus-sion and offer a question/answersession. The books will be in soonfor this cool summertime read.•Books-Are Fun! will be hereagain in three weeks!! This will betheir last visit before the summerbreak. Through this program, thelibrary earns points which are usedtoward books and other materialfor the library. Thanks to all whohelped support the library at thelast BAF display! Bring a friendand stop-in to look over the itemsduring their next visit!•We are getting ready for theSummer Reading Program here atthe Jackson County Library. Thetheme this year is “Dig Into Read-ing” and the kick-off will be June12. Watch for more details as wecontinue to make plans…•Computer lessons for all levelswill be offered in April and May.Please stop in at the library toschedule a time and discuss thelevel of assistance needed...
New Books In:
“The Legend of Sigurd & Gu-drun” by J.R.R. Tolkien, “GapCreek: The Story of a Marriage” byRobert Morgan, “The SwanThieves” by Elizabeth Kostova,“Friends Forever” by DanielleSteel, and “Soul of: Reflections onthe Spirits of the Animals of Bed-lam Farm” by Jon Katz, and manymore…
Did You Know??
Wireless is coming to JacksonCounty Library! This long-awaitedservice will be coming this sum-mer! Watch for more details…If you need reliable journal andmagazine articles for study and se-rious research purposes, the li-brary provides access to a varietyof databases, offered through theSD State Library and SDLN (SDLibrary Network). Visit with Debfor more information about access-ing this valuable resource…Check out our website:https://sites.google.com/site/jack-soncountylibrary/
 Wish List:
If you are able to make, providethe supplies, or contribute towardnew items, the library is in need of these items for our upcoming sum-mer programming (and beyond):•Easel for holding program dis-play items•Sandwich-board for the streetto display event posters•New or Like-New Newburywinner books for the Young Adult(YA) section•New or Like-New Caldecottbooks for the Children’s section•Flannel Board & kits•Posters for the Children’s area
“Life from the Seat of aTractor—an old farmer’swords of wisdom”
Every path has a few puddlesWhen you wallow with pigs, expectto get dirtyThe best sermons are lived, notpreachedMost of the stuff people worryabout, ain’t never gonna happenanywayQuestions?? Call JacksonCounty Library @ 837-2689, e-mail@ jclibrary2000@gmail.com or stopin for a visit.Claire Norman, age 85, of Ab-erdeen, S.D., formerly of Quinnand Wall, died April 11, 2013, atthe Aberdeen Health and RehabCenter.Claire R. Zimmerly was bornJuly 15, 1927, in a ranch house onthe prairie near Wayside, Neb., thedaughter of Roland and Margaret(Nixon) Zimmerly. She was raisedon a ranch near Oelrichs, graduat-ing from Oelrichs High School. Shethen attended Chadron State Uni-versity.Claire was the data processingmanager for Golden West Tele-phone Cooperative for 26 years, re-tiring in the late 1980s. Clairemade Quinn her retirement home,and was involved in various com-munity groups in the Quinn andWall area.Claire was a member of the Em-manuel Episcopal Church in RapidCity.In 2005, due to health reasons,Claire moved to Aberdeen, whereshe has since resided.Survivors include her son, RossNorman and his wife, Tracy, of Ab-erdeen; three grandchildren, TimNorman of Rapid City, KatieSteever and her husband, Ryan, of Rapid City, and Scott Norman andhis wife, Jessica, of Aberdeen; threegreat-grandchildren, Leighton andTaylor Steever and Tyleigh Nor-man; one sister, Eileen Miller, andher husband, Paul, of Montrose,Colo.; and a host of other relativesand friends.Claire was preceded in death byher parents, and a brother, Robert,in infancy. Visitation will be held one hourprior to the service.Funeral services will be held at10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 20, atthe Emmanuel Episcopal Church(717 Quincy St.) in Rapid City, withRev. Richard Ressler officiating.Graveside services will be held2:00 p.m. on Saturday, at theGreenwood Cemetery in Chadron,Neb., with Rev. William Graham of-ficiating.Cards and memorials may besent to Ross Norman, 715 22nd Ave. NE Aberdeen, SD 57401. Arrangements are with theRush Funeral Home of Philip.Her online guestbook is avail-able at www.rushfuneralhome.com
Claire Norman___________________ 
Linda Kramer, age 67, of Philip,S.D., formerly Burlington, Iowa,died Saturday, April 6, 2013, at St.Joseph Hospital in Tucson, Ariz.She was born September 25,1945 to Orville “Tim” and Mathilda“Tillie” Long. She was raised on afarm near Philip and confirmed atOur Redeemer Lutheran Church inPhilip. As a young girl, she lookedforward to finishing her dailychores so she could spend time withher sister, Sally, swim in the stockdams, fish and visit her manycousins. After graduating fromPhilip High School, she attendedthe American Business College inRapid City and earned a degree inbusiness administration.She married John “Jack” Still in1967, who passed away in a planecrash in 1968. In June 1970, shemarried Danny Kramer in Daven-port. During their careers, theyhad the opportunity to reside in anumber of states, including Illinois,Iowa, Michigan, Washington andCalifornia. During her career,Linda achieved significant successin both banking and mortgage in-dustries.Following retirement, Linda andDanny moved from Moorpark,Calif., to Burlington, Iowa. In 2007,they purchased a motor home sothey could spend more time visit-ing family and friends around thecountry. In June 2012, they soldtheir home in Burlington to followtheir dream of becoming fulltimeRV’ers. In her retirement, Lindaenjoyed reading, golfing, genealogy,water aerobics and coin collecting,but most of all she relished spend-ing time with her five grandchil-dren, and as she put it, “makingmemories.”Grateful for having sharedLinda’s life include her husband,Danny Kramer of Philip; her twosons, John (Tonya) Kramer of Philip and Jason (Penelope)Kramer of Corona, Calif.; fivegrandchildren, Coy, Corbin andColden of Philip, and Kaylee andZachery of Corona; a sister, Sally(Arthur) Campbell of Port Wash-ington, Wisc.; and a host of otherrelatives and friends.She was preceded in death byher parents; a brother, Arnold; andher first husband. According to her wishes, herbody has been cremated and me-morials will follow in Iowa andSouth Dakota.
 Linda Kramer___________________ 
Belvidere News …
April 18, 2013 • Kadoka Press •
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Norris News
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Starting case lot specials.
Not all oranges are createdequal. I learned this early in lifesince my mother thought I shouldstart each day with a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice. Shefigured it would be helpful in pro-moting my health and well-beingor some such thing. Most days thiswas fine. Other days, not so much.For one thing, not all orangesare naturally sweet and tasty.Some are a bit sour or dull. Thenthere are those that have so muchpulp you almost need to eat the juice with a spoon instead of drink-ing it. Others have so many of those tiny little seeds that you areunlikely to get them all out shortof using a strainer. This hasn’tchanged much over the years, andbuying oranges is still a trickybusiness. You’re never quite surewhat you’re getting.That situation is similar in buy-ing lots of other things. Apples areeasier than oranges, but you stilloccasionally get “lemons.” Ba-nanas, though, seem to all be fairlymuch the same. One is prettymuch like another although eatingthem at just the right degree of ripeness can be hard to schedule.Meat, though, is often tough, liter-ally, and hard to figure out. Oneknows that round steak is alwaysgoing to need good strong teeth if you don’t cook it a long time, butother steaks vary a lot concerningtenderness and flavor.That’s one of the difficult thingsabout life - trying to make wise de-cisions. This not only applies tothings you buy, but to what you doto support yourself, what friends tohave, and lots of other things. Ididn’t have much trouble choosingan occupation since I was raised ona ranch and was the only son. Mydad basically wanted me to takeover when I grew up, and that wasfine with me. I did have a chanceto go on and make a career as anofficer in the Navy since, to keepme from leaving when my timewas up, they dangled a tasty carrotin front of me. This had to do withthe promise of being assigned tothe staff of a really weird admiralwho was considered the father of the modern nuclear navy. It wouldprobably have been a real plus inmy record and a stepping stone tohigher rank. Weighing thatagainst ranching wasn’t much of acontest though. The rural life waswhat I wanted and what I chose. Ihave no regrets about that.I guess I never really set out tochoose good friends. I was just nat-urally drawn to those who had in-terests similar to mine. Since Iwasn’t exactly a party animal, nei-ther were my friends. They justwere those I somehow came toknow and like.Relatives, of course, you can’tchoose randomly. You’re just bornwith them. In some cases, that is just fine. Take my Aunt Bessie, forexample. She was my mom’s sisterfrom California and a real sweet-heart. We got on extremely well to-gether, and I even stayed with herfor several months when I was sta-tioned in California during mytime in the Navy. Other relativeswere mostly okay although a fewwere marginal. You couldn’t dis-own them, exactly, but you couldchoose how much to associate withthem.Choosing business associates isalso tricky. I have taken in cattlefor people who just plain drove menuts. They were never quite satis-fied with your care of their live-stock. If there wasn’t anythingreally wrong, they’d complain thatthe salt licks were getting low al-though they hadn’t really run outyet. Other guys would never quitelive up to their part of the deal con-cerning payment for services ren-dered etc. Then there are thosewho just never give you any trou-ble and work out great. The latteris what we currently have, thankgoodness.But, you know, we can only doour best. If we do that, we are aptto have few regrets. We can look atproducts or situations, think aboutthem, maybe do a bit of research,give ourselves some time and notrush, pray a little, and hope for thebest. I recently did some of thatconcerning the purchase of a bag of oranges. They looked and felt okay,were moderately priced, and sub-sequently came home with me.Now is crunch time. Guess I’ll gosqueeze one or two and have someorange juice. It may be great orless so, but at least it will remindme of my dear old mama whosqueezed a lot of oranges in her lifefor love of little old me. That’sworth quite a lot.
Give and Take
Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed inoveralls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison
Last Sunday afternoon, April 7,Susan and Morgan Taft took a cowand calf to Philip. The next after-noon Susan and Heather took a calf with a broken leg to Kadoka tohave it fixed.That same day Daniel made it toMartin for another physical ther-apy session and the sessions arehelping him gain more mobilitywith his arm and shoulder. He wasalso able to brave the snowy roadsduring the stormy weather and getSusan to work at the Norris PostOffice each day. They were able tosave all the calves born during thestormy weather.Friday afternoon, they were inMartin for another round of ther-apy. Saturday afternoon Susan andMorgan visited at the Bruce Ringhome.Last Sunday afternoon Jessieand Stephanie Ring and Ryan andReina were in Mission runningsome errands and getting someshopping done, using up someChristmas gift cards.There was no school Tuesdayand Wednesday at Long Valley, al-though they did have school Thurs-day and Friday. Saturdayafternoon three members of theNorris Extension Club met atJessie’s home to plan for the Area VII Spring meeting coming up inNorris on April 29.Linda Ring was unable to makeit to work in Rosebud on Tuesdayand Wednesday, but did work fulldays Thursday and Friday, andhalf a day Saturday.Beginning Monday Linda will bedoing double duty, as after workingher shift at Rosebud, she will gointo Mission to work in the place of the a worker who was hit by a carwhile she was walking to workTuesday morning, because her ve-hicle was snowed in. She suffered abroken arm and will be out of com-mission for a while.Linda stayed home Sunday andcelebrated her birthday with herfamily.April 4, Richard and NoreenKrogman were in Rapid City, visit-ing the Dale McKee family. Theyreturned home the next day.Richard did his best to try to getNoreen to work on Tuesday andWednesday, but too many stuck ve-hicles defeated them. Finally,Thursday and Friday he was suc-cessful and Saturday Noreenbraved the roads and made it onher own.Sunday afternoon Noreen joinedthe DNP quilters in Mission. Lau-rene Emery baked a cake for RoseRuff’s birthday and shared it withthe others. Alberta Allard gaveJune a ride in to Mission for thequilting session, and got in somework on the quilt she is making forPam. She showed her completedsun bonnet girls quilt and anothertop she has almost finished forCliff.The Mellette County HistoricalSociety will meet at noon onWednesday, April 17.The weather mechanism at Westand Woodward’s showed well overan inch and a half of moisture inthe snows measured there.Maxine Allard cleared enough of a path to get out to her building forpotting soil, which she wanted forstarting some tomato seeds in thehouse. She had a call from her step-son, Rick Ladegard, and his wife,Judy, informing her that they areplanning a trip this summer andhope to visit her in August.Rev. Glenn Denke attended theSD District Spring conference forthe ministers in Aberdeen Sundaythrough Friday. The conferencelasted only through Wednesday,but closed highways kept themthere until they left on Friday.Thursday Kenda Huber took hergrandsons, Torry, Braeden andBradley, with her to Martin andran some errands there. The nextday Bill, Kenda, David andJonathan traveled to Rapid City,which had reported over twentyinches of snow. They felt that fromthe looks of things, that we gotmore snow than that.The previous weekend, HowardHeinert hauled manure for Sim-mons by Valentine. He was sched-uled to haul more this past week,but the snowstorm put a stop tothat.The Heinert’s did lose two calvesduring the storm, but they also hadtwo sets of twin calves, so theyshared with the cows who lost theircalves, and they are now ‘evensteven.’Blake and Amy Lehman felt thatthere was over two inches of wel-comed moisture in this snow.Julie Letellier came home Mon-day evening, April 8, as the stormwas forecast and she wanted to behere to help with calving. AndreaBeckwith also helped Jim and Mar- jorie Letellier with calving andshoveling snow. They were here allweek, although Andrea went toNorris School on Friday for the in-service. Friday evening Julie and Andrea headed for Rapid City tovisit Sue and Marty Larson for theweekend.The tulips and daffodils that hadbeen showing their leaves beforethe storm received a blanket of drifted snow that thoroughlyburied them. However by Sundayafternoon, many of the leaves werepoking through the melted snowand trying to straighten up and un-curl their leaves. Hang in there,Spring flowers!The fishing season has opened.Jim Addison picked up Betty Ku-sick last Sunday and the two wentfishing with some success. After-wards, they went to Jim’s whereJim cleaned all the fish and gavethem to Betty. On Friday, Betty’sdaughter, Loretta Schreiber, andher husband, Lawrence, came fromQuinn. They brought goodies tosnack on. On Saturday, Betty tookin the open house at Hogen’s Hard-ware. She said a whole lot of otherpeople had the same idea and theplace was fairly crowded.Grady Davis celebrated his thir-teenth birthday on the thirteenthwith thirteen people in attendance.His birthday actually was the 9thwhich proved to be stormy and notgreat for major celebrations. Onthe 13th, though, people gatheredat the Steakhouse in Philip. Thisincluded Grady’s folks, Chad andFrancie, his brothers, Garrett andGage, grandparents, Bob and RuthFortune, a great grandmother,Marian Nelson, uncle, aunt andcousin, Chuck, Eve and Abby For-tune, plus an Aunt Kay and anUncle Tim. After supper, the groupadjourned to the theatre wherethey watched “Oz” which was a de-cent movie and enjoyed by all. Ear-lier in the week, Chad couldn’t getto work a couple of days due to thewinter storm, but things evenedout later in the week.Davina Spoonemore flew southlast weekend for her normal army-reserve drill. She first flew toPhoenix and caught a ride to ElPaso with a friend. She had a car inEl Paso, however, which she subse-quently drove home. DaughterKeeghan didn’t go along, butboarded with Chad and FrancieDavis and boys while Davina wasgone.Greg and Dana Badure and chil-dren drove to Pierre last Monday todeal with their taxes. They wereglad it was scheduled for Mondaysince Tuesday was a poor day to beon the roads if they were evenopen. Two new baby goats arrivedlast week at the Badure’s. Daugh-ter Brisa officiated at the birth of one with the help of Tyrel Mans-field, and MaKaylan and McCoyBonenberger who just came to seethe goats but not particularly to seeone born. Greg found out recentlythat the pain he’s been having inhis hand is from gout which appar-ently can affect hands as well asfeet. Diet adjustments and certainexercises may help.Lee Addison and Rhonda weresnowed in a good bit of last week.They could feed and watch over thecalving process, but getting to townwas somewhat difficult. On Friday,neighbor Andy Schofield plowedthem out so they went off to Murdoand visited Lee’s mom, Marie Addi-son. They took her some eggs andhad a good visit.Larry and Joy Dolezal traveledto Milesville and Philip on Sundaymorning where Larry preached atthe Evangelical Free Church inboth places. After lunch withfriends, they attended the commu-nity play in Kadoka. It was called,“Wizard of Oz” and was somewhatsmaller version of the orginal Wiz-ard of Oz tale. Joy said that neigh-bors, John and Jamie Dolezal,didn’t go a lot of places last week.They were mostly content to stay athome, plowing snow and pullingcalves.Larry, Jo, and Jenny Johnstonwere visited this weekend by Jo’sdaughter, Cora Jo, of Rapid City,and her friend, Skye Barber. Whilehere, Cora Jo and Skye help tex-ture the basement walls in prepa-ration for painting. Jo said theirbasement project has been going onfor quite a while now but is gettingcloser to completion. Earlier in theweek, Jenny got some days off fromschool due to the bad weather andpoor roads.Rudy Reimann took in the gunshow in Rapid City on Sunday. Hesaid it was well attended. He didn’tbuy anything, though. He just wan-dered through and looked. He saidit never hurts to look just in caseyou might see something you needor might want to get in the future.
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Mark your calendars for thenext Badlands/Bad River RegionSET session scheduled for Monday, April 22 at 5 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. at theBad River Senior Citizen’s Centerdowntown Philip.Here are some of the people youwill hear from:•Mary Cerney, long-time re-search analyst for the Governor’sOffice of Economic Development,will be presenting data about thecompanies that show interest inSD, and how that information isdisseminated. She will talk abouttheir Workforce Developmentgrants that provide skills to poten-tial employees. She’ll also talkabout target industries and sup-porting industries that might fitSD, and retention/expansion ef-forts.•Bernie Moran leads the SouthDakota Labor Market InformationCenter in Aberdeen. She will focusmore on the employment aspects – current jobs, potential jobs, charac-teristics of our regional labor forceas well as projections and opportu-nities.What a unique opportunity toreally tune in to the pulse of em-ployment and industries in SouthDakota!
 Stronger Economies Together sessionrescheduled for Monday, April 22
for the next generation of con-sumers. Teach Children to Save isa national campaign of volunteerbankers who since 1997 havehelped young people devlelop life-long savings habits. It includes anannual awareness day in April,Teach Children to Save Day; avideo contest for teens, Lights,Camera, Save!; and the Teach Chil-dren to Save website:www.teachchildrentosave.com.Since the program began in1997, bankers have helped millionsof students across the nation tolearn to manage their money moreeffectively. This year, many will re-turn to the classroom to help fillthe money-knowledge gap.Locally, BankWest employees,Sarah VanderMay and BelindaMitchell, will be visiting Kadoka Area School’s Kindergartenthrough Eighth grade on Tuesday April 23 at 1:00 pm. For more infor-mation on the program, visitwww.abaef.com and click on TeachChildren to Save.BankWest feels that this is animportant part of serving the localcommunity and providing the toolsto grow on.BankWest strongly believes thatan early understanding of personalfinance basics can help children de-velop positive money habits thatwill stick with them through adult-hood. Guided by the old adage,“Train up a child in the way heshould go: and when he is old, hewill not depart from it,” BankWestis offering area students a unique-financial education experiencethrough the Teach Children to Saveprogram. BankWest employees willpartner with an area school to givesavings education lessons. Theseout-of-the-box- lessons make learn-ing about money fun for studentsand allow bankers to bring realityand learning together to help stu-dents understand the basic princi-ples of using money wisely.It’s ironic: we have to pass a dri-ver’s education course before wecan get behind the wheel. Butwhen it comes to learning aboutour finances, few of us get thetraining we need to manage moneywisely. In 2008, 73.9 percent of stu-dents received a failing grade on asurvey of personal finance knowl-edge administered by theJump$tart Coalition®. The samesurvey found that some 25 percentof high school seniors don’t evenhave their own bank account.The Teach Children to Save pro-gram seeks to change this situation
Teach them while they are young, BankWestoffers area students financal education

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