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Number 35Volume 108August 29, 2013
Jim Stangle, Milesville, hasbeen named by the South Dakota Veterinary Medical Association as Veterinarian of the Year. At the SDVMA’s 122nd annualconvention, held in Sioux Falls,Sunday through Wednesday, Au-gust 11-14, Stangle was givenstatewide recognition by other vet-erinarians for his dedication to theprofession.The announcement was a sur-prise to Stangle. His wife, Linda,knew in advance, since she hadbeen requested by the associationto send in his biography. Stanglegave a short acceptance speech,stating that receiving the awardfrom his colleagues was quite anhonor. The SDVMA has almost400 members. The veterinariansfrom across the state voted on theveterinarian of the year from a listsent to them by the nominationcommittee. L. Stangle related thatone of the association voters toldher he had voted for J. Stangle thelast four years.This award is made annually toa SDVMA member who has con-tributed significantly to the veteri-nary profession and to the animalsand clients he/she serves. Theaward recognizes a member forservice and accomplishments ben-efitting the profession of veteri-nary medicine. According to the biography readat the convention, “Dr. Stangleknew he wanted to be an animaldoctor at the age of six. When hetold his mother he wanted to be an
Stangle is Vet of the Year
animal doctor, she said, ‘Oh, you want to be a vet-erinarian.’ He said, ‘No! I want to be an animal doc-tor!’ ”Stangle grew up in western South Dakota. Afterearning his doctorate of veterinary medicine fromColorado State University in 1989, he returned towestern South Dakota to practice. He started hisown clinic in 1996, added a satellite clinic in 1998,and hired an associate in 1999. His practice coversmainly large animal.When South Dakota experienced a trichomonia-sis outbreak, Stangle designed a power point pres-entation on detection, treatment and prevention,which he presented at several meetings in SouthDakota, Nebraska and Iowa.Stangle has sponsored numerous veterinary andvet tech students doing their internships. He is asponsor of FFA and 4-H. He loves to teach andshare his knowledge. One attribute of Stangle’s in-terest and dedication to the veterinary field, whichwas accidentally left out of the biography, is thathe sometimes writes columns for the Pioneer Re-view newspaper.Stangle is a member of SDVMA, American Vet-erinary Medical Association, American Associationof Bovine Practitioners, Academy of VeterinaryConsultants, and Society of Theriogenology. He
Dedicate a Luminaria: Relay For Life
Relay For Life participants and donors remem-ber loved ones lost to cancer and honor those bat-tling the disease by dedicating luminaria bags. Lu-minaria bags are transformed and illuminatedafter dark.The Relay For Life of Quad County LuminariaCeremony begins at 9:30 p.m. on the West end of the South Boulevard in Wall on September 14,2013.Each luminaria is personalized with a name,photo, message or drawing in memory or honor of a friend or loved one who has been affected by can-cer. As the sun sets, the luminaria candles are lit andlight up the night! It is a beautiful ceremony andeveryone is welcome to come and partake. Anyone(
 Reprinted with permission from the Lake Benton ValleyJournal: By Dan Kussz lbnews@itctel.com)
 Andy Guptill will officially take over as president of First Se-curity Bank in Lake Benton on May 1 upon Gary Williams’ re-tirement.Guptill came to Lake Benton from another LA Amundsonbranch in Sleepy Eye on Nov. 1 and has been working side by sidewith Williams in the transition.“Since I moved to Lake Benton Gary has been a tremendoushelp to me,” said Guptill. “Gary has shown me more about thepersonable side of banking and the relationships a lender devel-ops with each customer and how each must be handled differ-ently.”“It’s been great to learn from Gary who has 40 plus years of ex-perience in the industry.”Guptill said everyone in the Sleepy Eye office also played a bigpart in teaching him as he made the rounds learning all sides of banking operations.He said he learned a lot in his first few years from John McGeewho taught him about lending, explained each step and how itall tied together to the borrower and also from Mark Schultz whohas over 20 years of agriculture lending experience.“My favorite part of working in Lake Benton is the people I getto work with every day,” Guptill said. “We have a great group of customers with a great staff to match.”“Each customer faces their own challenges and it is rewardingwhen we can help them achieve their personal goals in a mutu-ally beneficial way.”Guptill grew up on a ranch 20 miles south of Interior, S.D. and30 miles southeast of Wall, S.D.On the ranch, Guptill’s father has a cow/calf operation, raiseswheat, cuts hay and has a seed cleaning and sales business.“I attended high school in Wall, S.D. which was about 50 milesaway from our place so my mom rented a house and stayed withme during the week and we would go home to help on the ranchon weekends,” said Guptill. “That seems pretty unusual aroundthese parts but there it happened quite a bit as everything is somuch more spread out.”Guptill graduated high school in the spring of 2005 and at-tended SDSU in Brookings, S.D. where he majored in economicswith minors in ag business and ag marketing, graduating college
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in the spring of 2009.“It was during some of those classes that I decided a job in arural area working with ag customers would appeal to me,” saidGuptill. “Growing up farming, it is fun to be able to get out in thefield to meet with existing and potential customers as these farm-ers have such a wealth of knowledge and it is interesting to seehow completely different operations can each be effective.”“It is great to see their machinery and their places and it reallygives me, as a lender, a better insight to their operations.”Guptill met his wife Angie about a month after he moved toSleepy Eye to work at the bank there.“Angie’s mom, Brenda Schroepfer, worked at the bank and wasactually training me at the time when she gave me Angie’s num-ber,” said Guptill. “I guess you could say we hit it off pretty wellas we have now been married about a year and a half since ourwedding in October 2011.”Guptill’s mom and dad are still out on the home place wherethey farm. Guptill has an older brother who works with their dadon the place and now runs the cattle operation and an older sisterwho is currently a games dealer at a casino in Florence, Ore.Guptill likes to hunt and fish and looks forward to getting outon Lake Benton Lake this summer and pheasant hunting in thefall.“I have gotten my wife out with a gun and she really enjoyshunting and eating wild game,” Guptill said. “She even shot herfirst buck last fall.”“The job opening and transfer here from Sleepy Eye was agreat opportunity as we are closer to South Dakota and my home-town with more space, the beautiful hills and the lake.”Guptill is a huge sports fan and likes to play and watch mostsports including football, basketball, softball and golf.He is excited to be 25 miles from Brookings, S.D. and hopes tosee some “Jacks” football games this fall.Guptill said Williams was really great in town being activelyinvolved in the community and local organizations and said heis and hopes to do more of the same.“I’ve been really happy with how receptive everyone has beenhere in Lake Benton, welcoming me and my wife,” Guptill said.“Everyone does a good job of keeping this town alive and support-ing their local businesses.”can dedicate a Luminaria in honor of someone.In Wall the bags can be picked up at Wall Build-ing Center, Wall Food Center, First InterstateBank, West River Electric, Golden West, or by con-tacting any team member. Recommended donationfor decorating the bag is $5.00 and these proceedsall go to Relay. Decorated bags can be turned backin to any Relay team member.We hope you will help us circle the South Boule-vard on September 14th with these beautiful cre-ations.Pick up your bags soon and begin decorating.Then come out and join the Event in Wall on the14th and see for yourself how beautiful these are!If you have any questions, please call Kelly Lurz at279-2249 or Sue Peters 279-2211served on the SDVMA executive board from 2002-2008 and is a past SDVMA president.The Stangles live in Milesville where his clinic islocated, with their four children, Jennifer, Sam,Ben and Mark.The meeting included continuing education op-portunities for over 200 veterinarians and veteri-nary technicians, recognized outstanding accom-plishments by professionals in the veterinaryfields, and included the annual membership meet-ing. Dr. Penny Dye presented the plaque to Stan-gle. The meeting featured sessions on companionanimal, food animal, equine medicine and socialnetworking, and included case reports from SouthDakota State University animal disease researchand diagnostic lab faculty involving current animaldisease issues.
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United Blood Services issues invitation:“Find the Hero in You”
Hero statues isn’t reserved onlyfor those brave men and womenwho rush into burning buildingsor step into the front lines of war.“There’s a hero in all of us,” said Angel Pillet, Donor RecruitmentDirector of United Blood Services,this area’s non-profit communityblood service provider. “Ordinarypeople are saving lives every day.They do it while they are on lunchbreak or while they are runningerrands. They have found thehero in themselves by donatingblood.Serveral years ago, UnitedBlood Services took the innova-tive step of highlighting donorsrather than patients in its blooddrive posters and materials. Theorganization continues that focuswith a new national marketingcampaign that invites people to“Find the Hero in You” by donat-ing blood three times a year. “Weasked a donor, a young man, whyhe gives so consistently three orfour times a year,” said Pillet. “Hesaid, ‘It feels so good to savesomeone’s life. Why would you doit just once?’”To encourage the habit of blooddonation, United Blood Serviceshas expanded its rewards pro-gram. Donors can earn points fordonating frequently and stayinginvolved year after year. Thepoints are redeemable for movieand restaurant gift certificatesand other prizes. You can Find the Hero in You atthe upcoming Wall Communityblood drive, on Monday, Septem-ber 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.at the Wall Community Center.Contact Carol Hahn at 279-2595for an appointment. Volunteer blood donors must beas least 16 years old, weigh at lest110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight require-ments apply to donors 22 andyounger, and donors who are 16,17 in certain areas, must havesigned permissions from a parentor guardian.Potential donors can make anappointment to give atwww.bloodhero.com or by calling605-342-8585 in Rapid City or605-996-3688 in Mitchell. Donorsalso receive a free cholesterol test.Find the Hero in You...donatethree times a year!
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Letter to theEditor
First Lady Linda Daugaard willhold a book walk for children inthe backyard of the Governor’sMansion on Monday, September16 at 6:30 p.m. CDT.“Technology is a great thing, butthe more we advance technologi-cally, the more kids stay inside anduse electronics,” said Mrs. Dau-gaard. “The book walk will be agood opportunity to encourage kidsto read and give them the chanceto get out and exercise.”Children in kindergartenthrough the second grade are in-vited to attend, but must be accom-panied by an adult. The walk will
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take approximately a half hour.The featured book will be
by Audrey Wood. Partici-pants will walk around CapitolLake and stop at stations along theway to read portions of the book. After children arrive at the laststation and finish the book, lightrefreshments will be provided.“The book walk should be enter-taining for children as well asadults, and I hope those living inPierre and the surrounding areaswill take the opportunity to spendan evening outdoors with us,” saidthe First Lady.
 White River Frontier Days August 17 -18Barebac
1. Corey Evans, Valentine, Neb.,84; 2. Joe Wilson, Long Valley,S.D., 80; 3. (tie) Ty Kenner, WoodLake, Neb., Wyatt Clark, Well-fleet, Neb., 76; 4. Mark Kenyon,Hayti, S.D., 72; 5. Chance Engle-bert, Burdock, S.D., 65.
Barrel Racing
1. (tie) Ginalee Tierney, BrokenBow, Neb., Kailee Webb, Isabel,S.D., 17.79; 2. Katie Longhran,Broken Bow, 17.85; 3. Shelby Vin-son, Worthing, S.D., 17.96; 4.Krystal Marone, Isabel, 18.02; 5.Dori Hollenbeck, Winner, S.D.,18.08.
Bull Riding
1. Clint Connelly, Stapleton,Neb., 85; 2. Trey Kerner, Suther-land, Neb., 77; 3. Clint Nelson,Philip, S.D., 76; 4. Allen Auer,Whitewood, S.D., 75.
Calf Roping
1. Clete Scheer, Elesmere, Neb.,9.10; 2. Trey Young, Dupree, S.D.,10.50; 3. Colton Musick, Pierre,S.D., 11.60; 3. Chisum Thurston,Hyannis, Neb., 11.60; 4. Chip Wil-son, Lemoyne, Neb., 11.90; 5.Terry Graff, Long Pine, Neb.,12.00.
Goat Tying
1. Lacey Tech, Fairfax, S.D.,8.60; 2. Chelsey Kelly, Dupree,8.80; 3. Hallie Fulton, Miller, S.D.,9.00; 4. Kristi Birkeland, Dupree,9.10; 5. Amy Tierney, Oral, S.D.,9.20; 6. Shayna Miller, Faith, S.D.,9.30.
Ladies Breaaway
1. Jana Jasper, St. Charles,S.D., 2.10; 2. Laura Hunt,Ridgeview, S.D., 2.20; 3. TristaBarry, Rapid City, S.D., 2.30; 4.(tie) Josey Schomp, North Platte,Neb., Jenny Belkham, Blunt, S.D.,2.70; 5. Toree Gunn, Wasta, S.D.,3.20.
SDRA rodeo results – White River, Perkins Co.
Mixed Team Roping Woman
1. Brooke Nelson, Philip, 6.40;2. Hanna Brown, Faith, S.D.,7.40; 3. Elizabeth Baker, BoxElder, S.D., 7.50; 4. Trina Arne-son, Enning, S.D., 7.60; 5. DeniseNelson, Midland, S.D., 7.70; 6.Syerra Christensen, Kennebec,S.D., 7.80.
Saddle Bronc
1. (tie) Cole Hindman,Belvidere, S.D.,Ty Kennedy,Philip, 84; 2. Shadow Jensen,Martin, S.D., 82; 3. Seth Schafer, Yoder, Wyo., 81; 4. Chase Miller,Oglala, S.D., 78; 5. Wyatt Kam-merer, Philip, 73.
Sr. Mens Breaaway
1. Steve Klein, Sioux Falls, S.D.2.80; 2. Kirk Ford, Huron, S.D.,2.90; 3. Doug Harris, Eli, Neb.,3.20; 4. JB Lord, Sturgis, S.D.,3.60; 5. John Hoven, McLaughlin,S.D., 3.80; 6. Cort Sears, Valen-tine, Neb., 3.90.
Steer Wrestling
1. Clint Nelson, Philip, 3.80; 2.(tie) Dean Moncur, Sturgis, DanBarner, Hershey, Neb., 4.30; 3.(tie) Tyler Kesler, York, Neb., ColeFulton, Miller, 4.70; 4. Tye Hale,Faith, S.D., 4.90.
Team Penning
1. (tie) Robert Devitt, Harris-burg, S.D., Gerald Sorenson, Can-ton, S.D., James Kuiper, Canton;Carson Olinger, Plankinton, S.D.,Chad Herrboldt, Sisseton, S.D.,Jason Kriz, Sisseton, 50.20; 2.Clinton Olinger, Plankinton, Ran-dall Olson, Harrisburg, S.D.,Katie Anderson, Plankinton,50.40; 3. Jay Reurink, Lennox,S.D., Steve Deschepper, Chancel-lor, S.D., Elizabeth Reurink,Lennox, 60.60.
Team Roping
1. (tie) Shadow Jensen, Martin,S.D./Guy Fransua, Kyle, S.D.,Travis Warren, Mullen/TuckerWhite, Hershey, Neb., 5.30; 2.Tucker Dale, Timber Lake/LeviLord, Sturgis, 5.50; 3. (tie) TyrellMoody, Edgemont, S.D./RoryBrown, Edgemont, Dustin Chi-hon, O’Neil, Neb./Todd Hollen-beck, Long Pine, Neb., 5.70; 4.Eliot Gourneau, Kennebec/JaceShearer, Wall, S.D., 5.80.
Perins County Fair &Rodeo August 17-18Barebac
1. Lonny Lesmeister, RapidCity, S.D., 79; 2. Englebert, Bur-dock, 73; 3. Kenyon, Hayti, 72; 4.Ryan Burkinshaw, Hermosa,S.D., 70.
Barrel Racing
1. Wanda Brown, Edgemont,16.39; 2. Webb, Isabel, 16.56; 3.Shanna Anderson, Eagle Butte,S.D., 16.71; 4. Fulton, Miller,16.77; 5. Brooke Howell, BelleFourche, S.D., 16.78; 6. ReAnnCrane, Whitewood, 16.79.
Bull Riding
1. Jake Foster, Meadow, S.D.,80; 2. Zach Scofield, BelleFourche, 75.
Calf Roping
1. Troy Wilcox, Red Owl, S.D.,10.40; 2. (tie) Chad Pelster, BelleFourche, Jace Melvin, Ft Pierre,S.D., 10.70; 3. (tie) JesseMedearis, Ismay, Mont., Matt Pe-ters, Hot Springs, S.D., 10.80; 4.Kourt Starr, Dupree, 11.70.
Goat Tying
1. Katie Doll, Prairie City, S.D.,7.50; 2. Birkeland, Dupree, 7.60;3. (tie) Krystal Marone, Isabel,S.D., Kelly, Dupree, 7.80.
Ladies Breaaway
1. Samantha Jorgenson, Wat-ford City, N.D., 3.10; 2. Tierney,Oral, 3.50; 3. Elizabeth Baker,
Box Elder, S.D., 3.70; 4. BrookeHowell, Belle Fourche, 3.90; 5.Misty McPherson, Piedmont,S.D., 4.00; 6. (tie) Brooke Nelson,Philip, Kaycee Nelson, Buffalo,S.D., 4.10.
Mixed Team Roping Woman
1. Ashley Price, Faith, 4.80; 2.Baker, Box Elder, 5.30; 3. BrendaWhite, Oelrichs, S.D., 6.80; 4.Denise Nelson, Midland, 7.00; 5.Brooke Nelson, Philip, 7.60; 6.Hanna Brown, Faith, 7.70.
Saddle Bronc
1. Travis Schroth, Buffalo Gap,S.D., 79; 2. (tie) Kennedy, Philip,Kammerer, Philip, 78; 3. ShortyGarrett, Dupree, 76; 4. Jay Long-brake, Dupree, 73; 5. Kash Deal,Dupree, 72.
Sr. Mens Breaaway
1. Lynn McNenny, Sturgis,2.50; 2. Arlyn Lawrence, Mo-bridge, 2.70; 3. Terry McPherson,Piedmont, 3.20; 4. Les Haugen, Alexander, N.D., 3.30; 5. RickDowney, Piedmont, 4.50.
Steer Wrestling
1. Rick Baier, Buffalo, 4.70; 2.Hoyt Kraeger, Miller, S.D., 5.50;3. Jayce Doan, McKenzie, N.D.,5.60; 4. Casey Olson, Prairie City,6.00; 5. (tie) Vance Steedley, Sun-dance, Wyo., Clint Doll, PrairieCity, Brett Wilcox, Red Owl, 7.40.
Team Roping
1. Radley Day, Volborg,N.D./Taylor Williams, Volborg,6.00; 2. Chad Nelson, Bowman/Parker Murnion, Bowman, 6.20;3. Lord, Sturgis/Jesse Fredrick-son, Menoken, N.D., 6.40; 4. B.Wilcox, Red Owl/Clint Cobb, RedOwl, 6.70; 5. Wyatt Bice, KildeerN.D./Zane Hollenbeck, Regent,N.D., 7.00; 6. Terry McPherson,Piedmont/Michael McPherson,Box Elder, 7.10.
To bake or not to bake.
Bonnie Saltzman gave a bag of potatoes to Jerry Johannesen to plant in his garden. Jerry dug a couple hills of po-tatoes and Bonnie was rewarded with this 7 1/2 long and 1.6 pound po-tato. Bonnie thought she could get five meals from that one monsterouspotato.
Laurie Hindman photo
The state’s ACT scores are onthe rise, and despite one of thehighest participation rates in thenation, South Dakota continuesto see above-average performanceby test-takers.Nearly 80 percent of SouthDakota’s 2013 graduates took the ACT. The students earned an av-erage composite ACT score of 21.9, compared to a national av-erage of 20.9. The state averagehas been at 21.8 for the past threeyears.“The fact that such a high per-centage of our students choose totake the ACT, and perform well, isa good indication that they areplanning on some sort of postsec-ondary education experience,which is a must in today’s world,”said Secretary of Education Dr.Melody Schopp. As South Dakota transitions tonew college-ready standards inEnglish and math at the K-12level, Schopp says educators andparents should be looking moreclosely at ACT “benchmarks.”These benchmark scores pro-vide an indication of how studentswill perform once they enter apostsecondary institution. Specif-ically, a benchmark score indi-cates that the student has a 50percent chance of obtaining a B orhigher or a 75 percent chance of obtaining a C or higher in the cor-responding college course.Of the 2013 South Dakota grad-uates who took the ACT, 72 per-cent met the benchmark in Eng-lish, compared to 64 percent na-tionally.Fifty-two percent met thebenchmark in reading, comparedto 44 percent nationally.In math, 53 percent of SouthDakota graduates met the bench-mark for college readiness, com-pared to 44 percent nationally. And in science, 46 percent metthe ACT benchmark, compared to36 percent nationally.“Once again, the good news isthat when you look at the bench-marks, South Dakota is outper-
S.D. ACT scores above average
forming the rest of the nation,”Dr. Schopp said. “But you can alsosee that we’ve got plenty of oppor-tunity to grow, and that’s wherewe need to focus our energies.”One of the efforts currentlyunder way to address collegereadiness is a collaborative effortof the Department of Educationand the Board of Regents.The two agencies have part-nered to provide online course-work for students who need to im-prove their skills in certain areas,prior to moving on to postsec-ondary. Once a student success-fully completes the courseworkand related assessment, Board of Regents’ institutions will acceptthat coursework in lieu of a cer-tain ACT score.The two entities also are devel-oping a senior English course anda college-prep math course, bothdesigned to help students brushup on critical skills before leavinghigh school.The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, with 36 being the highestpossible score. Students aretested in the areas of English,mathematics, reading and sci-ence. The test is commonly usedby postsecondary institutions as abenchmark for college entranceand readiness. Average Composite ACT Scores – South Dakota vs. National:
200922.021.1201021.821.0201121.821.1201221.821.1201321.920.9Listed is the graduation class of 2013 from Wall High School ACTscores:
Total TestedEnglish
District State District State22.4 21.8 22.1 22.1
District State District State21.322.121.621.9
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The following article appearedin the Norfolk edition of the
Live-stok Digest
in Ces Emrich’s col-umn sometime in 1970.I found it while sorting throughold files and thought it might be of interest to you and your readerseven though it has been publishedbefore. I reproduce it verbatim. Ihope you believe it should bewidely published as I do.“In May 1919, the British Armyraided a Communist headquartersin occupied Dusseldorf, Germany. Among the papers seized was oneentitle, “
.”These rules that make incredi-ble reading in 1970 are:
the young. Getthem away from religion. Getthem interested in sex. Makethem superficial, destroy theirruggedness.”Get control of all means of pub-licity and thereby get people’sminds off their government by fo-cusing their attention on athletics,sexy books and plays and othertrivialities.
the people into hostilegroups by constantly harping oncontroversial matters of no impor-tance.Destroy the people’s faith intheir natural leaders by holdingthese latter up to ridicule andcontempt. Always preach truedemocracy, but seize power as fastand as ruthlessly as possible.
govern-ment extravagance, destroy itscredit, produce fear of inflationwith rising prices and general dis-content.Foment unnecessary strikes invital industries, encourage civildisorders and foster a lenient andsoft attitude on the part of thegovernment toward such disor-ders.Cause the
of all firearms on some pretext, witha view to confiscating them andleaving the population helpless.
be said.” Apparently the article made lit-tle impact in 1970 on the generalpopulation. Do you think influen-tial people will pay attentionnow? I wonder if it disturbs any-one else as much as it does me.Concerned citizen,/s/Arliss MorelandMerriman, Neb.
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The Cedar Butte Challengerand Cheyenne River Breaks 4-HClub members were very success-ful at the Pennington County Achievement Days held duringthe Central States Fair! Below arethe results from the 2013 4-H Pen-nington Co. Achievement Day thatwas held Thursday, August 15from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at theWalter Taylor building in RapidCity. Listed is the name of the 4-Hcontestants and the color of rib-bons in the catagaories that theyentered.•Kipp Cordes, Blue - Citizen-ship 8001: Junior EducationalDisplay;•John Deering, Red - Citizen-ship 8001: Junior EducationalDisplay;•Sheridan Deering, Purple -Citizenship 8001: Junior Educa-tional Display;•Samantha Deutscher, Purple -Clothing and Textiles 9035: JuniorSelected Outfit;•Savanna Deutscher, Purple -Clothing and Textiles 9035: JuniorSelected Outfit;•Abby Moon, Purple - Clothingand Textiles 9022: Junior Con-structed Clothing: Dress:;•Abby Moon, Purple - Clothingand Textiles 9035: Junior SelectedOutfit;•Elle Moon, Purple - Clothingand Textiles 9023: Senior Con-structed Clothing: Dress;•Jaicee Williams, Purple -Clothing and Textiles 9035: JuniorSelected Outfit;•Kipp Cordes, Purple - Commu-nity Service 11001: Junior Educa-tional Display;•Jaicee Williams, Blue - Com-puters and Technology 12014:Junior Computer PresentationDisplay Exhibit;•Samantha Deutscher, Purple -Foods and Nutrition 32039: Jun-ior Drop Cookies;•Savanna Deutscher, Purple -Foods and Nutrition 32054: Jun-ior Fun with Convenience Foods;•Sierra Hilgenkamp, Purple -Foods and Nutrition 32039: Jun-ior Drop Cookies;•Elle Moon, Blue - Foods andNutrition 32060: Senior Muffins;•Savanna Deutscher, Blue -Home Environment 40013: JuniorWall Item for your Home DisplayExhibit;•Abby Moon, Blue - Home Envi-ronment 40009: Junior Con-structed Fabric Bedroom Acces-sory Display Exhibit;•Elle Moon, Blue - Home Envi-ronment 40010: Senior Con-structed Fabric Bedroom Acces-sory Display Exhibit;•Jaicee Williams, Blue - HomeEnvironment 40009: Junior Con-structed Fabric Bedroom Acces-sory Display Exhibit;JaiceeWilliams, Purple- HomeEnvironment 40013: Junior WallItem for your Home Display Ex-hibit;•Breanna McConnell, Blue -Music/Dance 45009: Junior Per-formance Solo;•Samantha Deutscher, Blue -Photography 47027: Junior StillLifeDisplay Exhibit;•Samantha Deutscher, Red -Photography 47025: Junior Land-scape Display Exhibit;•Savanna Deutscher, Blue -Photography 47025: Junior Land-scape Display Exhibit;•Savanna Deutscher, Blue -Photography 47027: Junior StillLife Display Exhibit;•Jenna Elshere, Red - Photog-raphy 47019: Junior Wildlife orDomestic Animals Display Ex-hibit;•Sierra Hilgenkamp, Purple -Photography 47025: Junior Land-scape Display Exhibit;•Abby Moon, Purple - Photog-raphy 47021: Junior Flowers orPlants Display Exhibit;•Abby Moon, Purple - Photog-raphy 47029: Junior ArchitectureDisplay Exhibit;•Elle Moon, Purple - Photogra-phy 47030: Senior ArchitectureDisplay Exhibit;•Tacia Osterberg, Blue - Pho-tography 47013: Junior CandidDisplay Exhibit;•Tacia Osterberg, Blue - Pho-tography 47019: Junior Wildlifeor Domestic Animals Display Ex-hibit;•Tacia Osterberg, Red -Photog-raphy 47017: Junior Animal andPeople Display Exhibit;•Jaicee Williams, Blue - Pho-tography 47019: Junior Wildlifeor Domestic Animals Display Ex-hibit;•Jaicee Williams, Purple - Pho-tography 47025: Junior Land-scape Display Exhibit;•Jaicee Williams, Purple - Pho-tography 47037: Junior ActionDisplay Exhibit;•Sheridan Deering, Blue - Rab-bits/Cavies 907001: Mini LopSenior Buck Over Six Months Old Variety A;•Sheridan Deering, Red - Rab-bits/Cavies 901001: BeginnerRabbit Showmans;•Samantha Deutscher, Red -Shooting Sports: Junior Educa-tional Poster;•Savanna Deutscher, Red -Shooting Sports: Junior Educa-tional Poster;•John Deering, Blue - Visual Arts 60018: Junior Clay, Ceram-ics, Modeling Compounds - Origi-nal;•John Deering, Blue - Visual Arts 60018: Junior Clay, Ceram-ics, Modeling Compounds - Origi-nal;•John Deering, Blue - Visual Arts 60022: Junior Fiber - Origi-nal;•John Deering, Blue - Visual Arts 60042: Junior Paper - Origi-nal;•John Deering, Red - Visual Arts 60014: Junior Chalk, Carbon(Pencil) and Pigment - Original;•Sheridan Deering, Blue - Vi-sual Arts 60018: Junior Clay, Ce-ramics, Modeling Compounds -Original;•Sheridan Deering, Blue - Vi-sual Arts 60026: Junior Glass -Original;•Sheridan Deering, Blue - Vi-sual Arts 60054: Junior Textiles -Original;•Sheridan Deering, Red - Vi-sual Arts 60014: Junior Chalk,Carbon (Pencil) and Pigment -Original;•Savanna Deutscher, Blue - Vi-sual Arts 60066: Junior Hand-made Jewelry - Kit/Pattern;•Sierra Hilgenkamp, Purple - Visual Arts 60014: Junior Chalk,Carbon (Pencil) and Pigment -Original;•Sierra Hilgenkamp, Purple - Visual Arts 60020: Junior Fiber -Kit/Pattern;•Breanna McConnell, Blue - Vi-sual Arts 60014: Junior Chalk,Carbon (Pencil) and Pigment -Original;•Breanna McConnell, Blue - Vi-sual Arts 60014: Junior Chalk,Carbon (Pencil) and Pigment -Original;•Brenna McConnell, Blue - Vi-sual Arts 60018: Junior Clay, Ce-ramics, Modeling Compounds -Original;•Breanna McConnell, Purple - Visual Arts 60018: Junior Clay,Ceramics, Modeling Compounds -Original;•Breanna McConnell, Red - Vi-sual Arts 60014: Junior Chalk,Carbon (Pencil) and Pigment -Original;•Breanna McConnell, Red - Vi-sual Arts 60014: Junior Chalk,Carbon (Pencil) and Pigment -Original;•Abby Moon, Blue - Visual Arts60014: Junior Chalk, Carbon(Pencil) and Pigment - Original;•Abby Moon, Blue - Visual Arts60014: Junior Chalk, Carbon(Pencil) and Pigment - Original;•Abby Moon, Blue - Visual Arts60048: Junior Plastic - Kit/Pat-tern;•Abby Moon, Blue - Visual Arts60050: Junior Plastic - Original;•Abby Moon, Blue - Visual Arts60050: Junior Plastic - Original;•Abby Moon, Blue - Visual Arts6005: Junior Textiles - Original;•Abby Moon, Purple - Visual Arts 60020: Junior Fiber -Kit/Pattern;•Abby Moon, Purple - Visual Arts 60024: Junior Glass -Kit/Pattern;•Abby Moon, Red - Visual Arts60014: Junior Chalk, Carbon(Pencil) and Pigment - Original;•Elle Moon, Blue - Visual Arts60019: Senior Clay, Ceramics,Modeling Compounds - Original;•Elle Moon, Blue - Visual Arts60019: Senior Clay, Ceramics,Modeling Compounds - Original;•Elle Moon, Blue - Visual Arts60049: Senior Plastic - Kit/Pat-tern;•Elle Moon, Blue - Visual Arts60055: Senior Textiles - Original;•Elle Moon, Purple - Visual Arts 60019: Senior Clay, Ceram-ics, Modeling Compounds - Origi-nal;•Elle Moon, Purple - Visual Arts 60019: Senior Clay, Ceram-ics, Modeling Compounds - Origi-nal;•Elle Moon, Purple - Visual Arts 60051: Senior Plastic - Orig-inal;•Elle Moon, Red - Visual Arts60019: Senior Clay, Ceramics,Modeling Compounds - Original;•Tacia Osterberg, Blue - Visual Arts 60006: Junior Children's Art Activities;•Tacia Osterberg, Blue - Visual Arts 60020: Junior Fiber -Kit/Pattern;•Tacia Osterberg, Blue - Visual Arts 60028: Junior Leather -Kit/Pattern;•Tacia Osterberg, Blue - Visual Arts 60028: Junior Leather -Kit/Pattern;•Tacia Osterberg, Purple - Vi-sual Arts 60054: Junior Textiles -Original;•Jaicee Williams, Blue - Visual Arts 60014: Junior Chalk, Carbon(Pencil) and Pigment - Original;•Jaicee Williams, Purple - Vi-sual Arts 60014: Junior Chalk,Carbon (Pencil) and Pigment -Original;•Samantha Deutscher, Blue -Welding Science: Junior Educa-tional Display;•Savanna Deutscher, Purple -Welding Science63001: JuniorEducational Display;•Elle Moon, Purple - WeldingScience 63006: Senior WeldingDisplay Exhibits;•Trey Elshere, Blue - Wood Sci-ence 65012: Junior Wood Con-struction and Finish Display Ex-hibit;•Abby Moon, Purple - Youth in Action 301003: General Con-structed Outfit;•Elle Moon, Purple - Youth in Action 301003: General Con-structed Outfit;
2013 4-H Clothing andFashion Awards
Fashion Revue
•Top Junior – Abby Moon
Seleted Outfit
•Top Beginner – SamanthaDeutscher•Top Junior – Jaicee Williams•Overall Selected Outfit – Jaicee Williams
Live Animal GrandChampion and ReserveChampion 2013 PenningtonCo. 4-H Achievement Day
•Sheridan Deering,RabbitShowmanship Reserve Champion•Sheridan Deering, Mini LopSenior Buck over six months old Variety A; Reserve Champion.Quinn Moon and Serra SueDeutscher both received ribbonsfor their Clover Bud exhibits.There were just over 1,200 ex-hibits at the fair this year. Pen-nington County 4-H membershiphas increased significantly, re-sulting in the large number of ex-hibits. About 580 exhibits re-ceived purple ribbons and will begoing on to the South DakotaState Fair
Results of 4-H Pennington Co. Achievement Day
By Libbi Syora
The seasons once again areshifting, so it’s time to gear up formore change. Autumn brings thefresh start of a new school yearalong with rich, indulgent colors innature.With that, there are two thingsthat you must remember:
 – Make certain that youhave turned your summer readingprogram sheets into the library by1:00 on Friday, August 30th. Yourname will not be entered in thedrawing unless we receive yourreading sheet. Please either stop inthe library for more details orcheck out the library website athttp://www.wallcommunityli-brary.blogspot.com.
 – While the school hassome fantastic selections for chil-dren and teens available in theirlibrary, we would like to remindthe community that the Wall Com-munity Library carries some of thenewest titles available for all ages.If there is ever anything thatyou can’t seem to find at the schoollibrary, make sure that you stop into the Wall Community Library.We will do our best to help you
Wall’s best kept secret
find what you need to quench yourreading pleasures and/or help youwrite your papers.Wall Community Library is oneof Wall’s best kept secrets becausewe have so many amenities avail-able for students and adults.With a large selection of booksfor all ages, computers with wire-less internet, and librarians whoare able to help with almost any-thing, Wall Community Librarybecomes a must-stop destinationfor everyone throughout the schoolyear.Invite all of your friends to comevisit us, too! As always, stop by the Libraryanytime. We are located at 407Main Street in the Historic WallHut. We are open Wednesdaysfrom 12 - 7 p.m., Thursdays from 9a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to5 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1p.m.If you are a Facebook fan join usat Wall Community Library, orcheck out our blog at www.wall-communitylibrary.blogspot.com.Have an exciting and educa-tional year at school!
The South Dakota CountryMusic Hall of Fame will be at theSouth Dakota State Fair, Sunday,September 1, to recognize the10th anniversary inductees. Theevent will start at 6:00 p.m. onthe DakotaLand Stage at Gate 3.The 2013 inductees are TerryStefferud, Teresa Endres, JerryBerens, Hailey Steele, DanaJensen, Kenny Frey, DonQuincey, Elva Meyers, Cliff Gul-likson, Linda Lee, Verne Shep-pard and the Clay Creek Deaf Cowboy Band 35th Anniversaryyear (Dawn Nelson, SorneySorensen, Tom Zoss, and RickMartz).The house band will be com-prised of past inductees HowieGamber, Dave Bergquist, RoyKing, Paul Engebretson, EllieMechels, Elaine Peacock, Darrel“Boomer” Hoiland, Troy “Clancy”White, Donnie Miller, WilburFoss and special guest Sam Tulio.Inductees are nominated bytheir peers, friends and family.They are then selected based ontheir performances, promotionand support of country music inSouth Dakota. Musicians andperformers are selected fromaround the entire state.Two new events are planned forthe 2013 event – an album of theyear category and a bus trip. Fordetails, visit http://southdakota-countrymusichalloffame.org/, orcontact the South Dakota Coun-try Music Hall of Fame at 605-310-2441 or sdcmhof@southdako-tacountrymusichalloffame.org.The hall of fame is a nonprofitorganization and all work is done
South Dakota Country MusicHall of Fame 2013 inductees
on a voluntary basis. It relies pri-marily on donations for its sup-port. South Dakota merchantsand vendors are used for the busi-ness needs whenever possible,and is the organization’s way of supporting South Dakota.The hall of fame also helps pro-mote music programs for elemen-tary schools in the state. Duringthe past year, support went tofour schools and the YanktonChildren’s Choir. Severalfundraisers/music festivals wereheld with proceeds split betweenthe area school and the SouthDakota Country Music Hall of Fame. Some of the youngstershave performed on stage with thehall of famers. There will be agroup of youngsters debuting atthe South Dakota State Fair fes-tivities.Without the venues, none of this would be possible. They sup-port the country musicians andbands, and support country musicin their communities.Fans are the greatest and mostimportant element in all of this.Their loyalty and support is gra-ciously appreciated. They alsohelp work the events, give sugges-tions and help out in any waythey can to continue to help theorganization be successful.The board of directors for thehall of fame are Sara Sandwick,Dorothy Miles, Jodee Harris andChair Wini Iverson. Assistantsare Sandi Vander Wal, EllenRobertson and Mary Gorrell,along with many other volunteerswho help with events and prepa-rations.The Game, Fish and Parks De-partment is reminding campersthat the end of the summerdoesn’t mean the end of campingat South Dakota state parks asthe parks will continue takingcamping reservations throughoutthe winter months.“We now take reservations forstays year-round,” said state parkdirector Doug Hofer. “In the past,camping was on a first-come,first-served basis after LaborDay.”Campsites and cabins at CusterState Park can be reserved up toone year in advance, and up to 90days prior to arrival at all othercampsites and cabins.Group campsites located atCuster State Park and Lewis andClark Recreation Area can also be
S.D. State Parks taking campingreservations through the winter
booked one year in advance.Group lodges that can be reservedone year ahead of time include:•Lake Thompson Recreation Area near Lake Preston•Mina Lake Recreation Areanear Aberdeen•Newton Hills State Park nearCanton•Oahe Downstream Recreation Area near Fort Pierre•Palisades State Park nearGarretson•Shadehill Recreation Areanear Lemmon•Sheps Canyon Recreation Area on Angostura Reservoir nearHot SpringsCamping reservations can bemade online at www.campsd.comor by calling 1-800-710-2267.
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