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Pennington Co. Courant, April 18, 2013

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Number 16Volume 108April 18, 2013
b Lauri Hindman
The Wall School Board met onThursday, April 11 in the WallSchool Library.Board members approved theagenda and the consent agendafor:•Minutes of the March 13, 2013board meeting.•Minutes of the March 25, 2013special board meeting.•April claims.•2013 - 2014 teacher contractfor Mary Roeder.•2013 - 2014 activity contractfor Mary Roeder.The Entrepreneurship class wasrepresented by teacher Kent An-derson and Ridge Sandal. Sandalinformed the board that the candymachine has been in school for afew days and business has beenpretty good. Sandal said, “As soonas the Dakota Step test is donethey will begin their businessanalysis and thanked the board forallowing the class to put the ma-chine in the school.”Dave Ermish approached theboard with information on a GlobalStudent Leadership Summit/Con-ference for students in March of 2014. The conference looks at theeconomic aspect of the businessworld and would be a great learn-ing experience for students who goon to join the business world afterhigh school. The issue was tableduntil the May meeting so the boardwould have time to think about it.Lease of land to Jan Bielmaierwas approved for 2013 with theboard doing research and possiblyputting the lease out to bid for2014.SDHSAA Resolution 13-2 wasapproved along with an open en-rollment application.The board approved a rodeosponsorship of $200 for the prac-tice rodeo.Elementary Principal ChuckSykora reported there were 22children who showed up for thekindergarten screening and 16 willprobably start this fall. Kinder-garten transition will begin theend of April.Students have been taking theDakota Step test and results willbe in by August.Business Manager Niki Mohrnoted there will not be an electionthis year as Carolynn Andersonand Kevin Bielmaier were the onlyones to turn petitions in. Mohr alsoinformed the board that she willhave the preliminary budget forreview at the May meeting.Superintendent Dennis Rieck-man related Michelle Ruland willbe honored at the Wall Badlands Area Chamber of Commerce an-nual meeting and awards banquetas the Teacher of the Year.The board approved to host theTeacher Appreciation supper onWednesday, May 22 at the WallGolf Course and to donate $1,000they were awarded for earning theSchool Board Excellence award to-wards the teachers supper.Rieckman informed the boardthey have received three Impact Aid payments. He said, there is agood chance the money could betaken back but South Dakota Sen-ators are working on the issue.The board approved to surplusheaters at the Powerhouse.Capital Outlay projects werediscussed. The main project will beto update security for the school.Plans are to install exterior lami-nated glass in the doors at theschool and to possibly install an
Wall School Board approvescontracts for 2013 - 2014
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 inS.D., and how that information isdisseminated. She will talk abouttheir Workforce Developmentgrants that provide skills to poten-
Stronger Economies Together session rescheduled to April 22
tial employees. She’ll also talkabout target industries and sup-porting industries that might fitS.D., 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, char-acteristics of our regional laborforce as well as projections and op-portunities.What a unique opportunity toreally tune in to the pulse of em-ployment and industries in SouthDakota!
Wall Badlands Area Chamber of Commerce host annual meeting and awards banquet
Dave Custis was presented with the “Greater Wall Philanthropic”award by Mayor Dave Hahn during the Wall Badlands AreaChamber of Commerce annual meeting and awards banquet.Custis has lived in the Greater Wall Area (meaning withing theCity of Wall and the surrounding area) twenty or more years andhas provided his services to the well-being of mankind. He haspromoted happiness, understanding, love plus the social andhumane elevation of everyone in the community without thedegradation of others. Hahn said, this is not necessarily an an-nual award but is given only to the most deserving individuals.He added, the Greater Wall Area is truly a better place to live be-cause of Custis’s contributions.
~Photos Laurie Hindman
District Ranger of the Forest Service Alan Anderson (right) pre-sented Myron Williams (left) with the “2012 External Agent of Change” award for his work as President for both the EasternPennington County Grazing Association and the Association of National Grasslands. This award recognizes William’s efforts toenhance communication, cooperation and coordination betweenthe grazing organizations and the Forest Service.The City of Wall was presented a “Business Improvment” awardat the Wall Badlands Area Chamber or Commerce annual meet-ing and awards banquet held on Friday, April 12 at the Wall Com-munity Center. Pictured from left to right ... Wall Finance Officer Carolynn Anderson, Wall Chamber President Mary Williams,Mike Anderson, Mayor Dave Hahn, Rick Hustead and BillLeonard.Petals and Pots owner Juanita Schroeder was presented a“Business Improvement” award by Chamber President MaryWilliams.“Teacher of the Year” Michelle Ruland accepts her award fromChamber Director Lindsay Hildebrand.
Taylor Mohnen joined the Crew Agency Ltd crop insurance agencylocated at Cactus Flat S.D., on April 1st.Taylor is currently studying tobecome a crop insurance agent.He joins a team of six other agents,Rusty Olney, Maurice Handcock,Tanner Handcock, Heidi Porch,and Grady and Bernice Crew.Taylor grew up near Parkston ona farm. He graduated from Park-ston High School, and attendedMitchell Technical Institute, grad-uating in 2003 with a Telecommu-nications degree.
Mohnen joins Crew AgencyLtd crop insurance agency
Mohnen previously worked atGolden West Telecommunicationsin Wall and the Parkston grain el-evator as agronomist.Taylor serves on the Wall Cele-bration Committee and assistswith Wall AAU Wrestling.“When Crew Agency approachedme about coming to work for themI jumped at the opportunity,” saidMohnen. “I enjoy getting out visit-ing with farmers and also am ex-cited to get back into the ag com-munity.”Grady Crew, along with his wife,Bernice, established Crew Agencyin 1984 and have expanded thecrop insurance business to includepartners, Rusty Olney, MauriceHandcock and Tanner Handock aswell as Business Manager HeidiPorch.“We are very proud to bring Tay-lor into our team,” said GradyCrew. “We feel his ag and businessbackground will make him a goodfit working with farmers andranchers in western South Dakota.We know Taylor with his caring,common sense personality willprovide great service and knowl-edge of the ever-changing crop in-surance rules and regulations.”
Paul Goldhammer was awarded the “Lifetime AchievementAward for 2013” which is presented by the Wall Badlands AreaChamber of Commerce. Goldhammer worked for the City of Wallfor 35 years and also serves on the State Board of Water andNatural Resources. He is a 50 year member of the Wall LutheranChurch from being Sunday school teacher to currently servingas its President. Goldhammer was a founding member of theWall Jaycees, a 35 year member of the Wall Volunteer Fire De-partment and instrumental in starting the local EMT service inthe Wall Area.
(More pictures on page 3)
(continued on page 2)
b Nanc Haigh,Pinr Riw
The Belle Fourche Livestock Ex-change changed hands recently aslongtime owners Dean and EileenStrong passed the reins over toThor Roseth, Philip, and Jeff Long,Enning.The deal was announced prior tothe exchange’s weekly sale, Thurs-day, April 11. Roseth and Longwere in charge of the followingweek’s sale.Roseth has owned and operatedPhilip Livestock Auction for thepast seven years. Long is a well-known western South Dakota auc-tioneer.Roseth said that the two salebarns complement each other well.The Philip auction’s weekly sale ison Tuesdays with special auctions,in season, on Saturdays. The BelleFourche market has special saleson Fridays and some Mondays,along with their weekly Thursdaysales.Their trade areas have somecrossover, but mostly they serveseparate areas. The Belle FourcheLivestock Exchange picks up a lotof eastern Wyoming, southeastern
Roseth and Long purchaselivestock exchange
Montana and northwestern SouthDakota consignors. The Philipmarket hits most of south centraland some of the western parts of South Dakota.Roseth and Long both statedthey are excited about the newventure and with working with thepersonnel in Belle Fourche.Rhonda Dreiske is the office man-ager, Ray Pepin is yard foremanand a fieldman and Brett Loughlinis a manager and fieldman. Auc-tioneers are Lynn Weishaar andDoug Jaggers. Other fieldmen in-clude Joe Vodicka, K.P Stevens,Craigh Deveraux and Mike Gree-nough.Roseth said he and Long plan tobe at the exchange for the sales.They will also be very busy gettingto know producers as well as work-ing to bring in new consignors.Long noted that the Strongs hadput together a tremendous live-stock market with a lot of loyalconsignors.The Strongs purchased the salebarn in 1977. They noted that itwas time to retire and let a newgeneration take over.
Passing the reins to a younger generation are Dean and EileenStrong, left, former owners of the Belle Fourche Livestock Ex-change. New owners Jeff Long, right, and Thor Roseth, secondfrom right, are looking forward to working with producers thatutilize the sale barn as well as employees of the exchange.
~Photo courtesy of Butte County Post 
 
School & Area News
PenningtonCounty Courant
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Don Ravellette
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Pennington County Courant • April 18, 2013 •
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March 2013, Pennington Co.Sheriff’s Department report
During the month of March2013, the Pennington County Sher-iff's Office recorded the followingstatistics in and around the com-munity of Wall:
Tim
City hours: . . . . . . . . . . . . .459.00City hrs other deputies . . . . .0.00
Ttal Cit hurs . . . . . .459.00
Training hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . .56.00 Vacation/Sick hrs . . . . . . . . .16.00County hrs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.00 # of times called out/Hrs . . . .2.00
 Arrst
Warrants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Non-Warrants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Calls Fr Sric
 Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Alcohol Violations . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Animal Complaints . . . . . . . . . . .0 Assaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Assist Other Agencies . . . . . . . . .4 Attempt to Locate . . . . . . . . . . . .0Burglary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Civil Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Community Activity . . . . . . . . . .5Coroner Calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Business Check . . . . . . . . . . . .177Disturbance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2DPP/Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Extra Patrol . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209Fire Medical Assist . . . . . . . . . . .3Follow-up Investigation . . . . . .11Found or Lost Property . . . . . . .0
Calls fr Sric
Keep the Peace . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Minor Consuming . . . . . . . . . . . .0Murder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Robbery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Runaway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0School Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0SOLV Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Suicide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Suspicious Activity . . . . . . . . . . .0Theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Weapons Call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Welfare Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2911 Hang up Calls . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Ciil Patrl
 Attempted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5Served . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7City Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0
Traffic Actiit
Citations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11Warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22Injury Accidents . . . . . . . . . . . . .1Non-Injury Accident . . . . . . . . .12DUI's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0Motorist Assist . . . . . . . . . . . . .10School Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5Skate/Bike Citation . . . . . . . . . .0Skate/Bike Warning . . . . . . . . . .0Speed Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 Vehicle/Parking Comp . . . . . . .17Please feel free to visit withDeputies Louis Lange, DarrenGinn, Robert Schoebrel, Sgt. DanWardle, Lt. Kraig Wood or Capt.Jay Evenson with any questions orconcerns related to law enforce-ment in and around the Wall com-munity.The SDSU Cottonwood FieldStation has recently undergonemajor renovations and is staged tobecome a prominent communityand agricultural resource for thetri-county area.The South Dakota State Univer-sity Extension Service and Agricul-ture Experiment Station Officewill hold three meetings to gathercommunity input concerning pub-lic awareness of, and ideas to in-crease the utilization of the Cot-tonwood Field Station.Each forum will be held from5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a meal pro-vided at:•Jiggers Restaurant, Kadoka, April 30th•Wall Community Center, Wall,May 1st•The Steakhouse, Philip, May2nd
Share your input and be heard!
Community involvement is keyto the success of these forums. At-tendees will be asked to partici-pate in small group discussionsand provide input and perspec-tives about the station throughquestions presented by the moder-ator. Our goals for these forumsare:•Build a relationship betweenthe community and the station•Increase visibility and rele-vance of station functions•Improve integration of the sta-tion into the community•Better utilize station resourcesfor community eventsPlease plan to attend one of theforums and let your ideas beheard. We value your input!Please RSVP on or before April 23to Paulette Morse (605-394-1722or paulette.morse@sdstate.edu).Youth and Family ServicesRural Prenatal to Five Head Startis now accepting enrollment appli-cations for the 2013-2014 programyear. YFS Rural Early Head Start isa federally-funded, no-cost, parent-focused preschool program, provid-ing home-based school readinessservices. YFS Rural Early Head Start is ayear-round program for expectantparents and children ages birth tothree. YFS Rural Head Start operatesSeptember through May and is forchildren ages three and four (on orbefore September 1).Weekly home visits provide anindividualized curriculum withemphasis on school readiness,parental input on curriculum, ac-tivities that support Individual-ized Family Service Plan (IFSP) orIndividualized Education Plan(IEP) goals, and a prenatal cur-riculum for expectant parents.Twice monthly socialization op-
YFS Rural Prenatal to Five HeadStart accepting applications
portunities offer interaction forchildren and parents with theirpeers.Comprehensive services includedevelopmental and health screen-ings for enrolled children; familyhealth and mental health services;parenting and health education;school advocacy; and support forexpectant parents with the YFSRural Head Start RegisteredNurse.Priority for enrollment is givento families who meet household in-come guidelines, who are home-less, or have children with disabil-ities.For more information, or to re-quest an application, contactHome Visitors: Deb Myers, EarlyHead Start, or Crystal Deal, HeadStart, at (605) 837-2026; or call YFS Rural Head Start FamilyServices at (605) 342-4195 or 1-800-568-0202. Applications are available onlineat www.youthandfamilyservices.org.The National Newspaper Associ-ation welcomed a decision by theU.S. Postal Service Board of Gov-ernors to continue Saturday maildelivery while it awaits postal re-form legislation from Congress.NNA president MerleBaranczyk, publisher of the Moun-tain Mail in Salida, Colo,, alsowarned NNA will oppose increasesin postage rates at a time whenclosing mail processing facilitiesare degrading newspaper deliveryservice nationwide."The mission of the Postal Serv-ice is in its name: it is service.Without reliable service, no priceis fair. NNA is working with thePostal Service to do all we can tohelp newspapers avoid the impactsof the system changes, but we needuniversal service for our communi-ties and our newspapers. We alsobelieve the ultimate responsibilityrests with Congress and we willcontinue our vigorous advocacy onbehalf of community newspapersto pass important postal reformlegislation."
USPS to continue Saturday delivery
“Deadly Sins.” Bobbie Jo Steffen joined WHS senior class in No-vember of 2012. Because of the late start on her project she de-cided to write poems on
“The 7 Deadly Sins.” 
Steffenis also apublished poet and plans to attend BHSU to major in Journal-ism.
A statewide tornado drill will beconducted for South Dakota by theNational Weather Service between9:00 and 9:30 a.m. MDT (10:00 and10:30 a.m. CDT) on Wednesday, April 24. Because the exercise isused to ensure communicationsand warning systems are function-ing properly before storm season,people will see and hear the actualalerts used for tornadoes.Outdoor warning sirens will besounded in many towns. Thesirens may not be heard insidehomes and office buildings, as theyare intended to alert people whoare outdoors away from radio orTV.The drill will also include activa-tion of the Emergency Alert Sys-tem, which will interrupt localmedia broadcasts. The publicshould be aware that the scroll onbroadcast television and cable TVchannels will look like a real warn-ing, while the NOAA Weather
Tornado warning systemsto be tested April 24
Radio and broadcast audio will beidentified as a test.Local emergency response agen-cies may practice their responseprocedures and many schools willconduct safety drills for their stu-dents.Individuals do not need to takeany action during the drill, butthey are encouraged to make plansto protect themselves and theirfamilies before storms develop.Don’t wait until the storm isheaded toward you as there won’tbe time. Information about stormsafety is available from countyemergency management offices orvisit the following web sites: TheRapid City National WeatherService at www.weather.gov/rapid-city, Black Hills Chapter of the American Red Cross atwww.blackhillsredcross.org, andthe South Dakota Department of Health at www.bReadySD.comPrepare for a trip back to thedays of the TV comedy hour suchas The Carol Burnett Show andThe Red Skelton Show.The Wall School Drama Clubwill present The Mighty Wall Play-ers Comedy Hour...and then some,on Friday and Saturday, April 26and 27 at the Powerhouse. Curtaintime is 7:05 p.m.On tap is nearly two hours of hi-larious comedy sketches—manyfrom the writers of The Carol Bur-nett Show—and one original west-ern comedy sketch entitled TheLegend of Big Ugly Doug.The Wall Players will bring backgreat Carol Burnett memories like As the Stomach Turns and the an-noying and crafty Fireside Girl Alice Portnoy.The show will start off with abang as the entire cast performsthe memorable Make 'Em Laughsong from the classic movie, Sin-
Mighty Wall Players to presentComedy Hour...and then some
gin' In the Rain. Also the senior girls in the castwill perform a comedic rendition of the 1927 song Side By Side.The cast for the show includesRyder Wilson, Analise Garland,David Sykora, Cody Harris, LibbiSykora, Nicole Eisenbraun, AustinHuether, Sterling Ellens, RidgeSandal, Michaela Schaefer, WinterGodfrey, Paisley Godfrey, ElleMoon, Sierra Wilson, PrestonEisenbraun, Katy Bielmaier,Travis Brenner, Autumn Deering,Catriona Brunnemann, and EmilyFerris. Andrew Ferris will be the lightand sound tech.The production is directed byRon Burtz and Kathy Swan.The Carol Burnett sketches areproduced by special arrangementwith Contemporary Drama Serv-ice, Colorado Springs, Colo.other set of doors at the end of thecarpeted area by the office and li-brary. The library door will remainlocked at all times. Rieckmannoted, this will filter people intothe office instead of down the hall-ways. Installing new bleachers atthe Powerhouse along with otherupgrades and purchases was dis-cussed. The board approved theprojected Capital Outlay costs.The board approved to enter intoexecutive session for the purpose
Wall School Board approvescontracts for 2013 - 2014
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of discussing personnel, negoat-ions and the superintendent eval-uation according to SDCL 1-25-2.After executive session the fol-lowing were approve by the board:•Negotiations for 2013 - 2014.•Offer certified contracts for the2013 - 2014 year.•Offer Administrative and non-certified contracts with a 2.5 pere-cent increase.With no other business themeeting as adjourned.Northern State Universityalumni will play a role in the up-coming Spring Choral Concert.This year, alumni are invited tosing along with the Concert Choirand Chamber Singers at the con-cert, which will begin at 3 p.m.Sunday, April 21, at First Presby-terian Church.Dr. Timothy Woods said alumswishing to sing along with the “AveMaria” are asked to come 15 min-utes early so they can run throughthe song as a group. Then, theymay sit in the audience and come
NSU Spring ChoralConcert set for April 21
up to stand with the choir duringthe song.The concert will also feature asong composed by NSU alum An-drew Grandpre, who graduated in2012. The song is called “Life.”All of Northern’s piano facultymembers – Drs. Marcela Faflak, Allan Jacobson and WilliamWieland – will assist with the con-cert, which will feature sectionscalled “Songs on Death and Life”and “Songs on Faith.”Singing from the Wall area is: Alto - Megan Schaefer.
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South Dakota Secretary of Agri-culture Walt Bones has announcedplans to retire from his position, ef-fective April 29. Bones, a Parkernative, has headed the Ag Depart-ment since January 2011.“It has truly been an honor toserve as Secretary of Agriculture,”Bones said. “I’ve served with agroup of dedicated public servants – from the Governor, who reallyunderstands the role of agricul-ture, to his staff and Cabinet mem-bers, our Legislature, and espe-cially Department of Agricultureemployees, everyone has workedhard to promote and protect thebest interests of our industry.”“I would like to thank all ourfarmers, ranchers and industryleaders who work every day to en-
Walt Bones to retire as Sec. Of Ag.
sure the sustainability and viabil-ity of South Dakota Agriculture,”Bones said. “My number one take-away from my time in public serv-ice is the amazing things we canaccomplish when we all work to-gether.”Governor Daugaard praised Sec-retary Bones for his service.“Walt Bones is a great leader inthe ag community, and I have ap-preciated his hard work for SouthDakota’s No. 1 industry,” the Gov-ernor said. “I thank him for hisservice to South Dakota and wishhim well.”Bones is a partner in a familyfarming operation near Parker,and upon his retirement he will re-turn to his farm.
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Communities matter at your li-brary: celebrate National LibraryWeek April 14-20.
This week, the Wall CommunityLibrary joins libraries in schools,campuses and communities na-tionwide in celebrating NationalLibrary Week, a time to highlightthe value of libraries, librariansand library workers.Libraries today are more thanrepositories for books and other re-sources. Often the hearts of theircommunities, libraries are deeplycommitted to the places wheretheir patrons live, work and study.Libraries are trusted placeswhere everyone in the communitycan gather to reconnect and reen-gage with each other to enrich andshape the community and addresslocal issues.Librarians work with elected of-ficials, small business owners, stu-dents and the public at large todiscover what their communitiesneeds are and meet them.Whether through offering e-books and technology classes, ma-terials for English-language learn-ers, programs for job seekers orthose to support early literacy, li-brarians listen to the communitythey serve, and they respond.The Wall Community Libraryserves Wall, Wasta, Creighton,Quinn, Scenic, Interior, Owanka,and the rural areas of westernPennington County by providingbooks, downloadable e-books andaudiobooks, public computers,weekly Story Time, and monthlyBook Discussion Groups. As al-ways, the Wall librarians are avail-able to help in any way they can.“Service to the community hasalways been the focus of the li-brary,” said Wendy Brunnemann,Library Director of the Wall Com-munity Library. “While this aspecthas never changed, libraries havegrown and evolved in how they
News from Wall Community Library
provide for the needs of everymember of their community.”The Wall Community Libraryis celebrating National LibraryWeek with a special librarythemed Story Time on Friday, April 19.The library is also celebratingNational Poetry month and wel-comes everyone to enter their Po-etry Contest. Eligible originalworks may be dropped off at theLibrary or submitted electronicallyto wallcomlib@gwtc.net. Deadlinefor this contest is Wednesday, May1, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Winners willreceive a prize!First sponsored in 1958, Na-tional Library Week is a nationalobservance sponsored by the American Library Association(ALA) and libraries across thecountry each April.For more information, visit theWall Community Library at 407Main Street, Wall, call 279-2929or see the Library’s Web site atwww.squidoo.com/wall-commu-nity-library.Libraries hours are Wednes-days from 12 - 7 p.m.; Thursdaysfrom 9 am – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 -5 p.m.; and Fridays from 8 am – 1p.m.
The Red Rock Restaurant and Lounge was presented a Busi-ness Improvement award during the Wall Badlands Area Cham-ber of Commerce annual meeting and awards banquet. Picturedback row: from left to right ... Lori Walker, Alicia Heathershawand Chamber President Mary Williams. Pictured front row: fromleft to right ... Brittney and Braylee Walker.Shear Styles was presented with a Business Improvementaward. Accepting the award on behalf of Tisha Rose is JaceShearer with Chamber President Mary Williams.Wall Chamber President Mary Williams presents Taylor Mohnen,Toby Wagner and Brett Blasius with the “Shining Start Volunteer in Youth Organized Sports” for the Wall AAU Wrestling program.
Wall Badlands Area Chamber of Commerce host annual meeting and awards banquet
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Wall Chamber President Mary Williams presents the “ShiningStar Volunteers in Youth Organized Sports” award to RyanDinger and Susie and Justin Westby for the Wall Youth Baseballprogram.Wall Chamber President Mary Williams (left) presents the Wall Youth Football with the “Shining Star Volunteers in Youth Or-ganized Sports” award. Accepting the awards were back row:from left to right ... Nadia Eisenbraun, Justin Westby and CoreyElshere. Front row: Randy Griebel, Susie Westby, Jessica andToby Wagner.Katchup and Giddy the clowns, also known as Joel Stephensand Howard Mehringer were the entertainment for the evening.
This Mother’s Day, skip the bou-quet and get mom something shewill really use.Whether she’s a serious chef wanting to expand her culinaryrepertoire, or an everyday cookhoping to save time on food prep,use the gift-giving opportunity tobeef-up Mom’s kitchen.For example, a high-qualityzester or grater will help make fol-lowing trickier recipes a snap.
This Mother’s Day get her something that last
Or a knife sharpener, which nokitchen should be without, will ex-tend the life of her knives, andmake for a safer more efficientkitchen. Look for an all-purposesharpener designed to restoreknives to their original angles.After other mothers’ flowershave wilted and chocolates con-sumed, your gift will keep on giv-ing.
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