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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
WIC, FoodStamps & EBTPhone: 837-2232
Monday thru Saturday8 AM - 6 PM
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
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHInterior • 859-2310
Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Letter to the Editor
Upcoming Area Events
Jackson-Kadoka Econmic Development Corp.
will hold theirmonthly meeting on Tuesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. at the Gateway Apart-ments Community Room.
Kadoka city wide rummage sales.
KCBA will meet on June 6
at 6:30 p.m. at Club 27.
Jackson County Commissioners
will met on Monday, June 10 at9 a.m.
Kadoka City Council
will hold their monthly meeting on Monday,June 10 at 7 p.m.Read 1 John 5:13-15The Father has provided the Holy Spirit to teach Hischildren about His will for their lives (John 14:26). Why,then, do we have difficulty understanding what the planis?We make decisions based on emotion. When life presses in on us, our instinct is to move away from thesource of stress or pain. At such times, our need to remove difficulties and turmoil from our life can takeprecedence over the Lord’s plan. We figure He could not possibly want us to feel this way, so we take actionand then hope that we are in His will. Our emphasis is on ourselves rather than on God’s purposes.We focus only on the immediate. Many times we come to the Lord troubled about the choices we or ourloved ones are facing. We do not see how this situation could possibly be His will. Our short-term focus pre-vents us from seeing God’s long-term purposes.We conduct a superficial search. In our desire for an answer, we can fall into a trap and treat findingGod’s will like a checklist—read the Bible, pray, fast, serve, worship, give. Then, satisfied with what we havedone, we press the Lord for His answer now. But we have neglected to give God the time and stillness neededfor us to hear from Him (Ps. 46:10). Investing time with our Creator is a necessity, not a luxury, and listeningto Him without distractions is essential.How much Bible study is required to find out what our heavenly Father wants for us? What amount of prayer? What quantity of time? The answer is simple: Whatever it takes to hear from God. He will answer.The question is, Will we wait?
Why We Miss God’s Will
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Rosie Lejeune, age 94, of Philip,S.D., died May 23, 2013, at theHans P. Peterson Memorial Hospi-tal in Philip.Rosie Plasschaert was born De-cember 21, 1918, in Tracy, Minn.,the daughter of Richard andPauline (Lee) Plasschaert. Rosiegrew up in South Dakota, whereshe attended rural schools aroundthe Philip area, before attendingPhilip High School, graduating in1936.Rosie was united in marriage toWilliam “Bill” Humphrey in Philip.They made their home in variousplaces in South Dakota while Billworked on various ranches. In1964, they moved to Bakersfield,Calif., where Rosie had various jobsthroughout the years.Her husband, Bill, preceded herin death in 1967. Rosie continuedto remain in Bakersfield after hisdeath.In 1981, Rosie was united inmarriage to Elgie Lejeune. Theymade their home in Bakersfield,where Rosie worked as a clerk forthe court systems. Elgie passedaway in 1998.In 2009, Rosie moved to Philip tobe near her sister, Marie Hansenand her family, where she has sinceresided.Survivors include her son James“Jim” Humphrey and his wife,Nancy, of Eureka, Nev.; threegrandchildren Scott Humphreyand his wife, Teri, of Burnt Ranch,Calif., Nancy Mondonca and herhusband, Ben, of Newman, Calif.,and Jody Freitas and her husband, Vic, of Newman; three great-grand-children, Jenna Vanderziel and herhusband, Jeremy, of Bakersfield,Calif., Jaimee Humphrey of Bak-ersfield, and Clay Freitas of New-man; several nieces and nephews;and a host of other relatives andfriends.In addition to her first husband,Bill, and her second husband,Elgie, Rosie was preceded in deathby her parents; one brother,Richard Plasschaert; one sister,Marie Hansen; and one sister in in-fancy, Alice Ruth Plasschaert.Memorial services will be held at2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at theUnited Church in Philip, with Pas-tor Kathy Chesney officiating. Arrangements are with theRush Funeral Home of Philip.Her online guestbook is avail-able at www.rushfuneralhome.com
Phyllis Kochersberger, age 59, of Philip, S.D., died May 25, 2013, ather home in Philip.Phyllis Ann Eisenbraun wasborn October 12, 1953, in Wall, thedaughter of Martin C. and Adella(Schwarting) Eisenbraun. Shegrew up in Wall, graduating fromWall High School in 1971.Phyllis was united in marriageto Larry Kochersberger on April 24,1971, in Wall. After their marriagethey made their home in Philip,where she worked numerous jobsin the area. She then began work-ing at Dakota Case and laterScotchman Industries, where sheworked for the last 24 years.Family was most important toPhyllis, and she also enjoyed work-ing in the yard, puzzles, readingand being home.Survivors include her husband,Larry, of Philip; one son, AlanKochersberger, of Philip; onedaughter, Amy Kittelson and herhusband, Scott, of Murdo; fourgrandchildren, Rachel, William“Willy” and Lane Kochersberger,and Kamri Kittelson; one great-grandson, Camo; two brothers,Martin Eisenbraun of Webster andRoger Eisenbraun and his wife, Va-lerie, of Morrison, Colo.; two sis-ters, Ida Neiffer of Custer andDorothy Jensen and her husband,Dale, of San Antonio, Texas; and ahost of other relatives and friends.Phyllis was preceded in death byher parents, Martin C. and Adella(Schwarting) Eisenbraun; fivebrothers, Bernard, LeRoy, Robert, Alan and Leonard Eisenbraun; andtwo sisters, Evelyn Fuerstenau andMary Ballistreri.Memorial services were heldWednesday, May 29, at the Ameri-can Legion Hall in Philip.Interment was at the MasonicCemetery in Philip. A memorial has been estab-lished. Arrangements were with theRush Funeral Home of Philip.Her online guestbook is avail-able at www.rushfuneralhome.com
James “Jimmie” Dean, age 86, of Rapid City, formerly of Philip, S.D.,died Monday, May 27, 2013, at theHospice of the Hills in Rapid City.James “Jimmie” Dean was bornMay 26, 1927, in Philip, the son of John “Jack” and Helen (Poste)Dean. He grew up on a farm-ranchin the Grindstone area northwestof Philip. He attended Dean RuralSchool in that area. He worked onhis parents’ farm-ranch until mov-ing into Philip in the late 1940s.While in Philip, he played thedrums for a local band. In the mid-1970s he moved to Rapid Citywhere he worked and stayed at theBlack Hills Workshop, where hehas since resided.Survivors include his brother,Raymond Dean of Rapid City; hissister, H. Lucile Peterson of Philip;a sister-in-law, Florence Dean of Philip; many nieces and nephews;and a host of other relatives andfriends.Jimmie was preceded in deathby his parents; and one brother,Fay Dean.Services will be held at 10:00a.m. Friday, May 31, at the UnitedChurch in Philip with PastorKathy Chesney officiating.Interment will be at the MasonicCemetery in Philip. Arrangements are with RushFuneral Home of Philip.His online guestbook is availableat www.rushfuneralhome.com
James “Jimmie” Dean______________
Laura Morgan, age 102, of Philip, S.D., died Tuesday, May 28,2013, at her son’s home in Billings,Mont.Survivors include five sons, Ger-ald Glen Morgan and his wife,Gladys, of Rapid City, Philip DaleMorgan and his wife, Nanette, of Billings, Mont., Edward SamuelMorgan and his wife, Bonnie, of Miller, Kent Homer Morgan andhis wife, Twila, of Billings, andKeith Lauren Morgan and his wife,Norlene, of Billings; two daughters,Connie Mae Parsons and her hus-band, Bill, of Milesville, and KyleElaine Taylor of Gillette, Wyo.; sev-eral grandchildren, great-grand-children, and great-great-grand-children; and a host of otherrelatives and friends.Laura was preceded in death byher husband, Homer; her son, Paul Allen Morgan; a great-grandson,Kirk Michael Parsons; a sister,Mabel Ireland; two daughters-in-law, Mary Morgan and LorraineMorgan; and one son-in-law, FredTaylor.Funeral services are pendingwith Rush Funeral Home of Philip. A full obituary will appear innext week’s paper.
Commoditization of the UnitedStates cattle industryI 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 states that“mandatory country of origin label-ing (COOL) for fresh meat prod-ucts” has “added billions of dollarsof costs to the livestock and meatindustry.” WOW – billions! Some-body needs to tell him that COOLhas only been in effect since 2009and that even the packers and re-tailers couldn't come up with a fig-ure 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 cattle-men's groups – you will find over-whelming producer support formandatory 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.” Notsure 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. Istill 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, Ipoint this out because these are thesame people and groups that toldyou in the late ’80s and the ’90sthat you need to learn to competein a global market; however, theyoppose you identifying your prod-uct. They also told you that yourcompetition was poultry and porkand 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, “porkor beef?” She may then very wellask the perceived professional,“What do you suggest?”I imagine the response by the re-tailer will depend on which productgives him the most profit, alongwith 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 for thebeef/cattle industry. Consumers arefamiliar with these terms in beef and relate those names to suchthings as flavor, tenderness andquality. Historically, consumershave made decisions based onthese names, they have become thebrand-like name of each cut, andyou don’t conspire to let your com-petitor use your brand name!It is well understood that brandnames simplify shopping and aid inprocessing 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. No won-der Patrick Fleming of the Na-tional Pork Board said it will aidthe consumer’s “decision-makingon pork by adapting beef nomencla-ture for pork.” In other words, theywill sell more pork ... at beef’s ex-pense.So, as we look to answer thequestion of what issues and/or poli-cies have done the most damage toU.S. cattle herd, I would have tosay the destructionist trade policiesof some of our industry groups andour social media, who have had noproblem sacrificing U.S. producersfor trade liberalization, as well asthe social commoditization andstandardization of our industryand the fading product identity inthe animal protein domestic andglobal market; instead of concen-trating on differentiating betweenour products, we are blurring thelines./s/ Leo McDonnellNote: Leo McDonnell ranches inMontana and North Dakota andhelped to grow the family business,Midland Bull Test at Columbus,Mont., into the largest genetic cat-tle performance test in North America.
Monday, June 3
Pork chops in gravy, brown rice,broccoli, cranberry juice, dinnerroll and mixed fruit in pudding.
Tuesday, June 4
Roast beef, mashed potatoes andgravy, glazed carrots, bread andstrawberries and bananas.
Wednesday, June 5
Lasagna, green beans, coleslaw,french bread and melon.
Thursday, June 6
Oven fried chicken, potato salad,mixed vegetables, bread and apri-cots.
Friday, June 7
Salmon loaf, oven browned pota-toes, tomato spoon salad, breadand pears.
Meals forthe Elderly
Kadoka Baseball Schedule
“B” Games at 5:30 p.m. “A” Game to follow.
Tues., June 11 at home with PhilipThurs., June 13 at MurdoTues., June 18 at home with WallThurs., June 20 at PhilipTues., June 25 at WallThurs., June 27 at home with MurdoTues., July 2 at home with PhilipTues., July 9 at MurdoThurs., July 11 at home with WallThurs., July 18 & Sat., July 20League Tournament at Kadoka