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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
INTERIOR COMMUNITY CHURCH
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.
ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH-LCMSMIDLAND, SD
(6 mi. north and 3 mi. east of 1880 Town)
Rev. Glenn Denke, pastor 605-462-6169
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CONCORDIA LUTHERAN • Kadoka • 837-2390
Sunday Services: 10:00 a.m.
LUTHERAN PARISH - ELCAOUR SAVIORS LUTHERAN • Long ValleyPastor Frezil Westerlund
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
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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
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…
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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/
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@ email@example.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
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.