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Number 22Volume 108May 30, 2013
1. Plas ll us abu yur-slf. 
I am Gale Patterson, youngestson of Merritt and Evelyn Patter-son.I was raised on a farm andranch Northwest of Wall.I graduated from Wall HighSchool, Black Hills State Univer-sity and South Dakota State Uni-versity.I am married to Karol and wehave one son, Seth. I have spentmost of my career in education.I have been a teacher, coach, ADand Secondary School Principal. I am now retired. I moved into Wallin 1975 and have resided heresince that time.
2. Wy did yu cs  runfr ciy cuncil?
I see it as a chance to serve the people of a town that I care deeply for. If elected, I will learn how city government works and be able touse my many years as a school ad-ministrator to help make decisionsthat will effect the people of thistown.
3. Wa ar yur primary b- jcivs if yu ar lcd? 
First I will need to learn and un-derstand the laws rules, regula-tions and polices that we mustabide by. To serve the people notonly in my ward, but all citizens of Wall.I will use a conservative andmoral background in my decisionmaking process. I am not running on any certain agenda. There willbe a learning curve I will gothrough as I have never been a citycouncilman before.However, during my years as aSecondary School Principal I worked with many different schoolboards and I believe that experi-ence will benefit me as a city coun-cilman.
 
4. In yur pinin, wa ar r p issus facing Wallin  nx fiv yars? 
 A. Maintaining the independ-ence of the Wall Health Clinic so asnot to become part of the RapidCity Regional Health Services. I be-lieve it is essential to maintainlocal control of our clinic. We needto work on ways to keep the clinic financially sound. B. Bringing in some kind of in-dustry to the City of Wall. I knowseveral years ago a group of indi-viduals met to do just that. At thattime they where unsuccessful, but I think it is imperative that we con-tinue to look for opportunities to doso.C. To improve the financial sta-bility of the city and to prioritizewhere the money is being spent.
 
5. D yu fl a  cur-rn cuncil ms  nds f  cmmuniy? Wy r wyn?
 
I believe they do. Each council-man has the best interest of thistown in their hearts.There will always be room forimprovement and challenges tomeet, but we are blessed to live insuch a wonderful town.We have a very well kept town,and the council does it's best tomeet the needs of it's citizens.
 
6. Wa d yu fl is gdabu  prsn cuncil?
 
I believe I have answered that inthe above question
. 
7. Wa d yu fl is in ndf cang, if any?
 
It would not be ethical of me tosuggest needed change. It is easy tosit on the sidelines and talk aboutwhat is wrong or what needs tohappen, but without having set intheir seats it would just be suppo-sition on my part.It is essential to deal with factsin any situation.I look forward [if elected] to thechallenges we now face and thosein the future.
 
8. Dscrib  ciy's currnbudg scnari. Wa aryur cncrns? Wa ar yupririis?
I believe the council has donewell with the finances they haveavailable to work with.We are fortunate we have notbeen [as effected] by the financialdown turn as other communitieshave, but we still have our prob-lems.We need to continue to find waysto increase revenues without rais-ing taxes in order to meet the needsof our citizens. Again, one of my major concernsis the financial stability of the WallHealth Clinic.
 
9. Wa d yu ink is ms viabl surc f fuurrvnu fr  Ciy?
 
 Bringing in new business andindustry, if at all possible, to theCity. That would raise the rev-enue the City has to work with,being better able to grow our town.I know this will be hard work, butit will be well worth it if we can besuccessful in this endeavor. 
10. Any r cmmns.
We are a small town and we needto work collectively together to in-sure the future of Wall.There will always be disagree-ments on how we should proceed,but I believe we can work throughthose differences and continue tothrive.Gale PattersonCandidate for Ward 1
1. Plas ll us abu yur-slf. 
I am Jackie Kusser. My familyconsists of my husband Chad andour three children, Danny, age 17 and twins Jada and Kadence ageseven.I work at Wall Drug as the Sou-venir and Gift buyer.I deal with a large budget andmy job is to ensure that we are prof-itable and running efficiently.I served on the Wall VolunteerFire Department for the last 10  years and on the Wall Ambulanceas an EMT for the past four years.I was on the board of directors for the Black Hills, Badlands andLakes Association for three yearsand involved in the Wall Chamberof Commerce during that time.Chad is a driver for Con-Way freight. He is an avid outdoors-man.Danny is a very active young man that enjoys basketball andspends his free time at the gym andhe works part-time at Subway.Jada and Kadence, our seven year old twin girls, keep us busy.They are very outgoing and like tomake new friends.
 
2. Wy did yu cs  runfr ciy cuncil?
I have always been interested incity government. Wall has toughchallenges to face now and in the future. Decisions will need to bemade to best serve the citizens of Wall and our community.I will work diligently to ensurethat the decisions we make are inthe best interest of everyone. 
3. Wa ar yur primary b- jcivs if yu ar lcd?
My primary objective is to ensurethe constituents of Ward 1 have avoice at city council. Their opinionsmatter as it is their tax dollars atwork.I will work to ensure that wemaintain a solid infrastructureand ensure essential services.I believe the city budget shouldbenefit our community and citizensas a whole and not just special in-terest groups. 
4. In yur pinin, wa ar r p issus facing Wallin  nx fiv yars? 
It is important to maintain ourinfrastructure; water, sewer andstreets.We need to provide essential serv-ices like the Wall Clinic, ambu-lance, fire department and law en- forcement.
Meet the candidates for Ward 1 seat
We need to promote economic growth and maintain a balancedbudget. 
5. D yu fl a  cur-rn cuncil ms  nds f  cmmuniy? Wy r wyn? 
I believe that the current citycouncil has made every effort tomeet the needs of our community.
6. Wa d yu fl is gdabu  prsn cuncil? 
Our present council is veryknowledgeable and has many years of experience. I feel they haveworked hard for the greater good of the community of Wall. 
7. Wa d yu fl is in ndf cang, if any? 
We can always improve on thequality of our response to the needsof the citizens of Wall.I will bring new ideas, innova-tion and a fresh perspective to thecouncil.I believe we can handle any chal-lenge and issues with knowledge,teamwork and solid leadership. 
8. Dscrib  ciy's currnbudg scnari. Wa aryur cncrns? Wa ar yurpririis? 
We need to evaluate what our priorities are and use our resourceson what best benefits the citizens of Wall.It is important to make good de-cisions to best utilize the tax payersdollars and that we do not overspend the budget. 
9. Wa d yu ink is ms viabl surc f fuurrvnu fr  Ciy? 
The most viable source of rev-enue for the city is our sales tax dollar.With a fresh outlook and newideas we will be able to grow ourlocal economy and increase ourrevenue source.
 
10. Any r cmmns. 
I hope I am given the opportunityto serve the citizens of Wall.I am lucky to live in a commu-nity that has so much to offer. It’s awonderful place to live and raise a family.I would really enjoy helping thecommunity grow and prosper.Thank you for your time andconsideration.Jackie KusserCandidate for Ward 1
Joe Leach owner of AmericanBest Value Inn is also a candidatefor Ward I. At press the
 Penning-ton County Courant
did not receivehis response to the questions thatwere posed to each candidate
.
KEVN Black Hills Fox News Director Jack Caudill (left) alongwith First Interstate Bank President Brett Blasius (right) presentthe Rising Star of the West third place $1,000 scholarship to WallSenior Ryder Wilson (center).
~Courtesy Photo
Wall senior finished third in seventh annualRising Star of the West scholarship contest
Denny Law, general manager of Golden West TelecommunicationsCooperative (Wall, S.D.), under-stands how delivering communica-tions services to nearly one-third of South Dakota’s land mass can bedirectly impacted by the decisionsof regulators and policy makers inPierre and Washington, DC.His leadership and insight onthese issues along with his dedica-tion to the telecommunications in-dustry earned him special recogni-tion during the Legislative andPolicy Conference hosted byNTCA–The Rural Broadband As-sociation in Washington, D.C.NTCA Chief Executive OfficerShirley Bloomfield and Director of Government Affairs Leif Ovesonpresented Law with the Support-ing Policy Initiatives for Rural In-dependent Telecommunications(SPIRIT) Award on April 22.The award recognizes Law’s ef-forts to educate congressional staff about call completion issues whenhe served as a panelist in a 2012Capitol Hill briefing.Law also spent a significantamount of time reaching out toother NTCA members around thecountry to help build support for arelated letter to the FCC signed bymore than 30 members of theUnited States Senate.“Denny has been instrumentalin building relationships with hisstate’s congressional delegation,some of whom have gone on to be-come leading advocates of key
Pictured from left to right ... Shirley Bloomfield, Executive Direc-tor of the NTCA-Rural Broadband Association; Denny Law,Golden West general manager and recipient of the NTCA SpiritAward; Leif Oveson, NTCA Government Affairs Representative.
~Courtesy Photo
Golden West Telecommunications Co-opCEO recognized for advocacy efforts
NTCA Presents SPIRIT Awardto Denny Law at Legislative and Policy Conference
rural telecom issues such as uni-versal service and call completion,”Bloomfield said.South Dakota Telecommunica-tions Association executive direc-tor Rich Coit echoed Bloomfield’sthoughts. “Denny has a uniqueability to take a very complex topicand make it understandable toeveryone involved in the discus-sion. His involvement and leader-ship on these issues benefit every-one in South Dakota and everyonethat Golden West serves.”The NTCA SPIRIT award recog-nizes the efforts of member partic-ipants in the NTCA SPIRIT cam-paign—a grassroots initiative tomaximize the association’s advo-cacy success. The campaign fo-cuses on developing a team rela-tionship between NTCA members,NTCA staff and federal policymak-ers.Law currently serves as vicechairman of the NTCA Industryand Regulatory Policy Committeeand is a member of the SouthDakota Telecommunications Asso-ciation board of directors.Wall High School senior RyderWilson finished third in the sev-enth annual Rising Star of theWest scholarship contest on KEVNBlack Hills FOX TV, sponsored byBlack Hills FOX and First Inter-state Bank. He wins a $1,000 col-lege scholarship.The four finalists in this year’scontest each delivered four on-aircommentaries which were rated byboth on-line viewers and a BlackHills FOX panel. The winnerswere picked by a combination of those groups. Homeschool seniorRae McKee of Nemo is this year’swinner. She receives a $4,000 col-lege scholarship.Bison High School senior ShaleyLensegrav finished second andwins a $2,000 scholarship.Belle Fourche High School sen-ior Zac Christy finished fourth andis the winner of a $500 scholar-ship.KEVN Black Hills FOX TV gen-eral manager Cindy McNeill says,“I was especially impressed withthe tremendous quality of thisyear’s contestants.We were thrilled to get partici-pation from such a wide variety of communities from all across theBlack Hills.”South Dakota Regional Presi-dent, Bob Nicholson, says First In-terstate Bank is proud to supportRising Star of the West and itsscholarship program.Nicholson says, “First Interstateis committed to helping make ourcommunities a better place to live,learn and work. We congratulatethis year's scholarship recipientsand wish them well in their futureacademic endeavors."McKee joins Janesa Bakeberg, Annelise Ewing and Kaitlyn Hem-mingson of Spearfish High School,Shad Christman of Lemmon HighSchool, St. Thomas More’s CailaBrennan and Lead-Deadwood’sJordon Barthel as winners of theRising Star of the West scholar-ship contest.
Kindergarten graduation was held on Thursday, May 23 with proud parents and grandparents inthe audience. Pictured back row: from left to right ... Makenna Kroells, Morgan Zelfer, Faith Frink,Louis Rancour, William Volmer, Brody Bryan and Harmon Nelson. Front row: from left to right ...Chloe Fortune, Jace Blasius, Blake Rubio, Lainee Humphrey, Macee Paulsen, Tyson Dartt andTaylee Dartt.
~Photo Laurie Hindman
Class of 2025
Dave Olson gave the Memorialaddress at the Memorial DayServices hosted by the VFWPost 9120 in Quinn. John Tsi-trian was the Master of Cere-monies and Pastor Garlandgave the Invocation and Bene-diction. Quinn VFW honoredthe departed at the QuinnCemetery and Analise Garlandplayed Taps.
~Photo Laurie Hindman
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U.S.P.S 425-720
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The American Legion, Depart-ment of South Dakota State Head-quarters in Watertown reportedthat the 71st Annual Session of The American Legion Boys State of South Dakota convened on thecampus of Northern State Univer-sity on Monday, May 27.The American Legion geared upto welcome up to 360 young men,all between their junior and senioryears in high school, from allacross South Dakota for this year’ssession. Tyler Peterson and LesWilliams attended from Wall.Ty Wiley, of Sioux Falls, (a sen-ior this year at Washington HighSchool) who was elected Governorat the 70h Annual Session, servedas the leader of this year’s sessionuntil the new governor was electedon Thursday, May 30th.This year’s session ended on Fri-day, May 31st.The five-day session, part of The American Legion’s AmericanismProgram, is one of the most re-spected and selective educationalprograms of government instruc-tion for high school students in thenation. South Dakota AmericanLegion Boys State started in Ab-erdeen in 1940 and continuedthrough 1942. World War II madeit necessary to drop the activityfrom 1943-1945, but in 1946 SouthDakota American Legion BoysState was resumed. American Legion Boys State isa participatory program whereeach boy becomes a part of the op-
S.D. American Legion Boys State
eration of his local, county andstate government.The South Dakota American Le-gion Boys State boys were exposedto the rights and privileges, theduties and responsibilities of a cit-izen. The training is objective andpractical with city, county andstate government operated byelected and appointed officialsduly placed in office by the partic-ipants. Activities included leg-islative sessions, court proceed-ings, law enforcement presenta-tions, assemblies, bands, chorusand recreational programs. An-other unique aspect of AmericanLegion Boys State is JournalismCity.Journalism City offers an op-portunity for additional youngmen to participate in the BoysState program, but from a differ-ent perspective.The participants in JournalismCity are responsible for coveringthe events of the session, reportingand recording the proceedings, andpublishing a daily newspaper, TheSunshine Scribe, each day duringthe session. Journalism City is di-rected by Pat Leary of Volga,South Dakota.Participants for American Le-gion Boys State are normally se-lected by local American LegionPosts following recommendationsby school officials.In most cases, the expenses as-sociated with attendance are paidby a sponsoring American LegionPost, a local business or anothercommunity-based organization. Approximately 60 volunteerstaff members consisting of Le-gionnaires and educators, alongwith civic and government leadersparticipated as counselors and ad-visors during the week-long pro-gram.John Slunecks of Sioux Fallsand Mitchell Keena of Sioux Falls,who were selected at last year’ssession to attend American LegionBoys Nation in Washington, D.C.,also participated in this year’s ses-sion as junior counselors.The South Dakota American Le-gion Boys State program this yearUSDA Farm Service Agency(FSA) State Executive DirectorCraig Schaunaman encouragesfarmers and ranchers to enroll inthe 2013 Direct and Counter-Cycli-cal Payment Program (DCP) or the Average Crop Revenue ElectionProgram (ACRE) before the June3, 2013 deadline.“We understand that producersare busy planting this spring, butthey can’t forget to visit theircounty office and sign up for DCPor ACRE,” said Schaunaman.“Just as farmers and ranchersplan their spring plantings, pro-ducers should plan to schedule anappointment to visit their USDA Service Center at the earliest pos-sible time. It’s best to set up an ap-pointment now rather than waituntil the day before the deadline,”
USDA urges producersto enroll in DCP/ACRE
advised Schaunaman.The sign-up for both programsbegan February 19, 2013. Thedeadline to sign up for ACRE isJune 3, 2013. The DCP sign up pe-riod ends August 2, 2013.The 2013 DCP and ACRE pro-gram provisions are unchangedfrom 2012, except that all eligibleparticipants in 2013 may choose toenroll in either DCP or ACRE forthe 2013 crop year. This meansthat eligible producers who wereenrolled in ACRE in 2012 mayelect to enroll in DCP in 2013, ormay re-enroll in ACRE in 2013(and vice versa).For more information about theprograms and loans administeredby FSA, visit any FSA county officeor www.fsa.usda.gov.was conducted under the directionof the Director of The AmericanLegion Boys State of SouthDakota, Gene Opbroek of Pick-stown and The American LegionBoys State Board of Directors. Among the famous persons whohave previously attended Ameri-can Legion Boys State of SouthDakota are former Senate Major-ity Leader Tom Daschle, formerNBC anchor Tom Brokaw, formerSenator Larry Pressler, formerSouth Dakota Governor FrankFarrar, USA Today founder AlNeuharth, and Astronaut CharlesGemar.Libbi Sykora of Wall HighSchool has been named recipient of the $1,000 Golden West Scholar-ship for 2013.Libbi was selected by the schoolfor a number of merit-based quali-ties including leadership, aca-
Libbi Sykora receivesGolden West Scholarship
demic achievement, civic and ex-tracurricular activities, and themotivation to serve and succeed.Some of Libbi’s activities haveincluded band, choir and drama.She was also involved with Na-tional Honor Society, and FamilyCareer and Community Leaders of  America (FCCLA).She plans to attend Black HillsState University and major inmath education. Her goal is to be-come a high school math teacher.She is also interested in music ed-ucation.The Golden West Scholarship isan annual award established tohelp promote educational opportu-nity for students within theGolden West service area. Nearly500 scholarships have beenawarded by the Wall-based tele-phone, internet and cable televi-sion Company since Golden West’sscholarship program was estab-lished in 1999.Laketon McLaughlin has beenawarded a $500 Bjugstad Scholar-ship for the 2013-14 academic yearby the South Dakota Board of Re-gents.The Ardell Bjugstad ScholarshipProgram for Native American Stu-dents was established by the fam-ily of Ardell Bjugstad of RapidCity. Bjugstad, who died in1990, served as a range scientistwith the U.S. Forest Service for 20years, and held adjunct professor-ships at South Dakota State Uni-versity, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and OglalaLakota College.He was a strong advocate foryoung Native Americans workingto educate themselves, and heworked closely with Oglala LakotaCollege in mentoring Native Amer-ican students through the U.S.Forest Service.In order to qualify for the ArdellBjugstad Scholarship, a studentmust be an enrolled member of a
McLaughlin awardedBjugstad scholarship
federally recognized Native Amer-ican tribe with reservations inNorth or South Dakota, attend apostsecondary institution, andpursue studies leading to a degreein agribusiness, agricultural pro-duction, agricultural sciences, ornatural resources.McLaughlin recently graduatedfrom Wall High School. He plans toattend Black Hills State Univer-sity and major in business, withthe intent to return to Wall andwork for McDonnell Farms aftergraduation.
Wall Varsity and Junior Varsity Golf Coach Mark Ammann wasnamed the Regional Golf Coach for 2013 during the “State B”Golf Boys and Girls Tournament. Ammann now has eight Re-gional Golf Coach titles to his name.
~Photo Laurie Hindman
Ammann named RegionalGolf Coach for 2013
College News
Nrrn Sa Univrsiy
Megan Schaefer graduated fromNorthern State University on Sat-urday, May 4.Schaefer, of Wall, received a de-gree in fine arts. 
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Students from the region areamong the 354 names on ChadronState College's spring 2013 dean'slist.In order to qualify for the dean'slist, students must earn a grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a4.0 scale and be enrolled in at least12 hours of coursework.Students from the region: 
 
•Kale Lytle, Wall, S.D.•Lissa Papousek, Quinn, S.D.•Tomilyn Trask, Wasta, S.D.•Jesse Willis, Wall, S.D.•Kelli Wilson, Elm Springs,S.D
.Students from the region areamong the 232 names on theChadron State College springPresident's List.In order to qualify for the list,students must earn all A's and beenrolled in at least 12 hours of coursework.Student from the region: 
•Cynn Dring, Wall,S.D.
 
Commoditization of the UnitedStates cattle industry
I recently read a report by one of our cattle market analysts, whotried to identify what issues and/orpolicies had damaged the cattle in-dustry the most. Great question ...with an exploding population thatneeds to feed itself, one would cer-tainly wonder why the UnitedStates cattle industry is contract-ing.The analyst identified two suchissues, but he also exposed the ex-tremes that such folks as himself,certain industry groups, and someof our more social media will go todistort the facts and create smokescreens to accomplish their social-istic agenda. The article statesthat “mandatory country of originlabeling (COOL) for fresh meatproducts” has “added billions of dollars of costs to the livestock andmeat industry.” WOW – billions!Somebody needs to tell him thatCOOL has only been in effect since2009 and that even the packersand retailers couldn't come upwith a figure that ridiculous.Then he goes on to say that theblame for COOL lies squarely witha “tiny minority of livestock pro-ducers.”These are the same tactics usedby our monthly Beef Enquirer-likepublications that we get for free tocreate public record to try andshow a lack of producer support.The problem is that – when youlook at all the local and state FarmBureau, Farmers Union and cat-tlemen's groups – you will findoverwhelming producer supportfor mandatory COOL.He then goes to say, “Surveysshowed consumers didn't careabout labeling.” WOW, I believewhat we have seen reported is justthe opposite with multiple surveysshowing consumer support forCOOL.And then he finishes up by say-ing that USDA (United States De-partment of Agriculture) “changeswill only increase discriminationagainst foreign born livestock.”Not sure what changes he’s talkingabout, but the ones submitted byUSDA to come into WTO (WorldTrade Organization) complianceare designed to reduce the discrim-ination practice yielded by U.S.packers in an effort to kill COOL.I still think what the packers didbordered on anti-competitive anddiscriminatory practices ... a heckof a thing to witness in this coun-try.I point this out on COOL not be-cause I believe anyone really buysinto these distortions, as we all un-derstand the extremes these folkswill go to and certainly they havelost their credibility with the aver-age U.S. cattle producers. Rather,I point this out because these arethe same people and groups thattold you in the late ’80s and the’90s that you need to learn to com-pete in a global market; however,they oppose you identifying yourproduct. They also told you thatyour competition was poultry andpork and not imports.That’s interesting, because itwas recently announced that theNational Pork Producers Counciland the Cattlemen's Beef Boardhave been working in partnershipfor nearly two years to providemore “consumer-friendly” namesfor 350 new and older cuts of beef and pork under URMIS (UniformRetail Meat Identity Standards)with some of the pork cuts adapt-ing beef names. Now while some of this appears good, other changeshave the potential to reduce andconfuse beef sales. For example, nolonger is it just pork chops; now itwill be ribeye chops, porterhousechops, and New York chops. Sowhen the young housewife walksup to the meat counter to buy a“ribeye” for her loved one, she willbe asked by the meat retailer,“pork or beef?” She may then verywell ask the perceived profes-sional, “What do you suggest?”I imagine the response by the re-tailer will depend on which prod-uct gives him the most profit,along with his own biases.I understand why the pork folkswent for this, but here’s the prob-lem for U.S. cattle producers.These meat cut names, while nottrademarked brand names, actvery much like brand names forthe beef/cattle industry. Con-sumers are familiar with theseterms in beef and relate thosenames to such things as flavor,tenderness and quality. Histori-cally, consumers have made deci-sions based on these names, theyhave become the brand-like nameof each cut, and you don’t conspireto let your competitor use yourbrand name!It is well understood that brandnames simplify shopping and aidin processing of information aboutproducts; however, these types of changes complicate meat buyingdecisions for consumers and com-promise beef’s ability to separateitself in the animal protein marketand promote itself. As the EBACnoted, “People recognize brand andattach a certain intrinsic value tothe product because of its name”like ribeye, New York, porterhouse,T-bone – those names kind of makeyour mouth water, don’t they?Another marketing expert goeson to say, “Do NOT underestimatethe power of name brands. Thispower can be so compelling to yourbuyers that they may be blinded toall other purchase considerations.But not now, not with beef. Nowonder Patrick Fleming of the Na-tional Pork Board said it will aidthe consumer’s “decision-makingon pork by adapting beef nomen-clature for pork.” In other words,they will sell more pork ... at beef’sexpense.So, as we look to answer thequestion of what issues and/orpolicies have done the most dam-age to U.S. cattle herd, I wouldhave to say the destructionisttrade policies of some of our indus-try groups and our social media,who have had no problem sacrific-ing U.S. producers for trade liber-alization, as well as the social com-moditization and standardizationof our industry and the fadingproduct identity in the animal pro-tein domestic and global market;instead of concentrating on differ-entiating between our products,we are blurring the lines./s/Leo McDonnellNote: Leo McDonnell ranches inMontana and North Dakota andhelped to grow the family busi-ness, Midland Bull Test at Colum-bus, Mont., into the largest geneticcattle performance test in North America.
 
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 May 31, June 1-2-3:
Iron Man 3
(PG-13)
Fri: 8:00 p.m. Sat: 8:00 p.m.Sun: 1:30 p.m.Mon: 7:00 p.m.
 
June 7-8-9-10:Star Trek Into Darkness (PG-13)June 14-15-16-17:Epic (PG)June 21-22-23-24:Fast & Furious 6 (PG-13)
The Boys and Girls “State B”Golf Tournament was held inBrooking on May 20 and 21.Weather for the tournament waswet but Coach Ammann noted thewind stayed calm for both days.The girls came in twelfth overallas a team and Autumn Schulzplace 18th individually.The boys placed sixth in theteam standings while Lane Hus-tead took fourth place. “Husteadshot a 74 on his second day to beatthe Wall School record,” said Am-mann. Overall the teams did greateven with the steady drizzle of rainthey had to golf in, added Am-mann.
Rsuls fr  girls:
Girls Team Standings
•First - Andes Central, 536; Sec-ond - Deubrook, 544; Third -Deuel, 552; Fourth - IreneWakonda, 564; Fifth - South Cen-tral/Burke, 579; Sixth - Hamlin,585; Seventh - Howard, 608;Eighth - McCook/Montrose, 611;Ninth - Freeman Public, 625; 10th- Herried, 642; 11th - Webster, 648;12th - Wall, 664; 13th - SullyButtes, 669; 14th - Mt. Vernon/Plankinton, 682.
Girls Indiviual Scrs
•First: Kellie Winkler - AndesCentral, 155; 18th: AutumnSchulz,188; Jennifer Emery, 230,Katy Bielmaier, 246; Taylor
 
Wall Boys Golf team takes sixth at state tournament
Sixth place finishers. Pictured from left to right ... Coach MarkAmmann, Ryder Wilson, Lane Hustead, Les Williams, CJ Schulzand Assistant Coach Stuart Kitterman.
~Courtesy Photo
Richter, 287.
Rsuls fr  bys:
Boys Team Scores
•First - Garretson, 471; Second- Howard, 490; Third - Baltic, 494;Fourth - Deubrook, 500; Fifth -Webster, 506; Sixth - Wall, 511;Seventh - White River, 512; Eighth- Philip, 521; Ninth - Hamlin, 525;10th - Deuel, 526; 11th - Mc-Cook/Montrose, 531; 12th -Platte/Geddes, 536; 13th - Potter
 
County, 546; 14th - Great PlainsLutheran, 518; 15th - Kimball,551; 16th - Wessington Springs,559; 17th - Sully Buttes, 582; 18th- Stanley County, 606.
 Boys Individual Scores
•First: Dereck Dillon - Garret-son, 151; Fourth - Lane Hustead,157; Les Williams, 175; CJSchultz, 185; Ryder Wilson, 200.
 
By Paig Crds/WallRginal RdQun Crdinar
There will be three girls vyingfor the crown in the queen compe-tition at the Wall Regional Rodeoto be held May 31st - June 2nd.The contestants are: Riley AnnSmith, Rapid City; ShaelynneHeitsch, Hermosa and CassityGoetz, New Underwood.Riley Ann is the daughter of Deanna and Thomas Smith; she is15 and just completed her fresh-man year at St. Thomas More highschool. A few of her activates include;soccer, American Quarter Horse Assoc., Spanish Club, Packing forHope and president of her 4-Hclub. She is on the “A” honor roll.This weekend she will competein barrel racing, pole bending, goattying and girls cutting.
Queen candidates contend for title at Wall Rodeo
By Libbi Sykra
The famous author, StephenKing, said, “Books are a uniquelyportable magic.”The tragedy is that many peoplefail to see and appreciate this.Books have the capacity to takereaders away to an entirely differ-ent world.Whether the book is fiction ornon-fiction, most of the time, booksare a fantastic way to be en-grossed.This summer, Wall CommunityLibrary wants to promote readingduring summer vacation.I know what you may be think-ing, “Why would I want to readwhen I could be playing outside orstaring at a television screen?” Ihave an answer for you: it is onlylight outside for a limited amountof time.Just as importantly, your mind
Wall Library has portable magic
has more activity when you arestaring at a blank wall than whenyou watch television.Also, we have prizes!!To challenge children and adultsat different levels, we have threedifferent programs.For the little readers, we have aboard game with various activitiesto complete.For the junior readers, we havea reading time log. For every 10minutes spent reading, they willreceive a sticker on their sheet.For the older readers, a sheetwith room for a short summary issupplied.When you have made progresson your reading goals, bring inyour sheet to the library. Then, youcan get a small prize! Go to ourblog at http://wallcommunityli-brary.blogspot.com/ and click onthe “Summer Reading Program”link to learn more. Or you can stopin at the Wall Community Libraryand talk to us about it!If you have any questions,please contact Wall Community Li-brary by any of the followingmeans. We are open at 407 MainStreet on Wednesdays from 12 - 7p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. -12:30p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m., andFridays from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.Feel free to call us at (605)-279-2929 or email us at wallcomlib@gwtc.net. Don’t forget to like us onFacebook!Our name in this venue is WallCommunity Library.We hope you stop in soon to getyour “portable magic” and join usin the summer reading program!
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Shaelynne, 15 is the daughter of Tom and Tracy Heitsch; she will bea junior at Rapid City Central.She is on the “A” honor roll and isinvolved in track and field, 4-H,Western Jr. Livestock, studentcouncil and is a Special Olympicsvolunteer. At the Wall rodeo she will com-pete in barrel racing, pole bending,goat tying and breakaway roping.Cassity, 15 is the daughter of Harold and Nancy Goetz.She is on the “A” honor roll, Na-tional Honor Society, 4-H andhelps with “Kids Against Hunger.”This weekend she will competein cutting and barrel racing.The contestants will be judgedon horsemanship, personal inter-view, speech, modeling, appear-ance and a written test of theirknowledge of the high school rodeorulebook. All judged events will take place,Friday May 31st, starting with thehorsemanship at noon in the largearena.The speech and modeling por-tion of the contest is open to thepublic and will take place in thebasement of the First LutheranChurch.The top finalists will go on tocompete at the State High Schoolrodeo held in Belle Fourche.Elsie Fortune, the daughter of Wayne and Kathy Fortune of Inte-rior and a graduate of Wall Highschool is the current SD HighSchool Rodeo Queen.Elsie said, the highlight of heryear was helping the little kids atthe world’s smallest rodeo duringthe Black Hills Stock Show andalso carrying flags at the PRCA rodeos.Elsie says, she has learned somuch from the queen competition,such as public relations and it willhelp her to be successful in life.
Carroll McDonald Post 246 American Legion salutedthe departed veterans at the Wall Cemetery on Memo-rial Day.
~Photos Laurie Hindman
Elsie would like to encourage othergirls to run for the queen competi-tion.Elsie has been a great model forour community. She will be themaster of ceremonies for the queencontest in Wall.The queen committee is thrilledto have an experienced panel of  judges including; Kristina Mad-docks, the current Miss RodeoSouth Dakota from Hecia andMackenzie Rogers, Miss Days of ’76 from Sturgis.There will be an autograph/pho-tograph session with KristinaMaddocks, Mackenzie Rogers andElsie Fortune from 4:30 until 5:00p.m. in the mall area of the WallDrug on Friday May 31st.
Memorial Day celebrated in Wall
The Memorial Day program was conducted by Carroll McDonaldPost 246 American Legion and the American Legion AuxiliaryUnit 246 at the Wall Community Center on May 27. Dave Olson(left) was the Master of Ceremonies. Ron Burtz (center) was theguest speaker for the occassion while Father Leo Hausmann(right) gave the opening and closing prayer for the program.
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