$2,200 or more because of strongcalf prices.Some ranchers might look out of state for calves to rebuild herds.Richter, 45, figures the stormcost his family $300,000 to$350,000.One of the poignant aspects of the situation is how it brings outthe best in people. Richter sayshe’s appreciated the help fromfriends and neighbors. “We’vebeen awful fortunate to have someawful good neighbors,” he says.“There hasn’t been a day yet thatI haven’t been onthe phone withall of them, onceor twice a day,wondering whocan help whowhere. That’swhat’ll get a per-son through adeal like this — your friends andyour neighbors.”The Richterssold calves inPhilip. The calvesaveraged 560pounds andbrought $1.88 perpound — an ex-cellent price. Hesays his familywill be meetingsoon to figure outthe next step, fi-nancially. TheRichters have fivechildren, includ-ing two in collegeat South DakotaState Universityin Brookings, sothere are lots of things to figureout.Struggling together. The Pa-pouseks have a lot invested intheir herd, and in the area. Thefamily has lived here since 1949.Papousek and a brother, Duane,split a partnership about 15 yearsago. Richard started his currentherd of Angus. He prefers the
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Newspaper association board members meet with governor
Public Notices Month in SouthDakota wrapped up in Octoberwhen South Dakota Newspaper Association Board members metwith Gov. Dennis Daugaard at thestate capitol in Pierre.SDNA President Steve Bakerpresented Daugaard with a PublicNotices Month "VIP All-accessbadge," signifying the publicawareness campaign for public no-tices that newspapers have beenpromoting in October.Public notices published in thelocal newspaper are verifiable, in-dependent and permanent, alltraits important to protecting theintegrity of public notices," Bakersaid.The SDNA president added:"We are grateful for the opportu-nity to meet with Gov. Daugaardand convey the significance thatpublic notices have in informingthe public about the business of government."You can learn more about publicnotices by visiting with the staff of your local newspaper or by goingonline at www.facebook. com/Pub-licNotices.Other members of the SDNA board include Paul Buum, pub-lisher of The Alcester Union &Hudsonite; John Suhr, publisherof the Reporter & Farmer at Web-ster; Jan Kittelson, of the MillerPress, Wessington Times Enter-prise and Wolsey News; ShannonBrinker, publisher of the RapidCity Journal; Becky Tycz, pub-lisher of the Scotland Journal,Tyndall Tribune & Register andSpringfield Times; and CharleyNajacht, publisher of the CusterCounty Chronicle, Hill City Pre-vailer and Winner Advocate.South Dakota Newspaper As-sociation, founded in 1882 andbased in Brookings, representsthe state's 130 weekly and dailynewspapers with total readershipof more than 600,000.
South Dakota Newspaper Association Board members met with Gov. Dennis Daugaard at the state capitol onOct. 25 as part of the Public Notices Month observance in the state. From left: SDNA board members Jan Kittelsonof Miller, Shannon Brinker of Rapid City, John Suhr of Webster, Gov. Daugaard, Steve Baker of Pierre, CharleyNajacht of Custer and Becky Tycz of Tyndall.
Blood donors now have theability to complete their dona-tion interview online the sameday of their blood donation ap-pointment.“Whenever we survey donorsabout how we can make theirexperience better, they usuallysay that the interview processshould be simplified, shortenedor automated,” said JenniferBredahl, regional donor recruit-ment director for United BloodServices. “We took these sugges-tions to heart and now arehappy to provide this new,shortened interview process forour dedicated donors.”With this new service, UnitedBlood Services can reduce thelength of interviews at the dona-tion site to only essential follow-up questions. Donors can visitthe United Blood Services web-site, access the interview andprint out a barcoded fast trackdonation ticket that they mustbring with them to their ap-pointment.United Blood Services encour-ages donors to give the onlinehealth history questionnaire atry for their next donation at theupcoming blood drive, Tuesday,November 12, at Philip HighSchool’s Fine Arts Buildingfrom 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Po-tential donors can make an ap-pointment to give atwww.united bloodservices.orgor by callin Maureen Palecek at859-2655.There are some importantguidelines to note, especiallythat donors must complete thequestionnaire the same day astheir donation. Donors still havethe option to have one of theUnited Blood Services staff members ask the health historyquestions, like usual.Instructions can be found on-line at the United Blood Serv-ices website by clicking the“health history questionnaire”link on the left. Answers cannotbe saved, so donors must com-plete the 10-15 minute inter-view in one sitting. Donor datais stored only in the barcoded“fast track donation ticket” thata donor will print following thecomputer interview, so a login isnot required.People who are 16 or older,weigh at least 110 pounds andare in good health are eligible todonate blood. Additional heightand weight requirements applyto donors 22 and younger.Donors who are 16 must haveassigned permission from a par-ent or guardian.
The Haakon County PublicLibrary will hold its annualscholastic book fair Tuesdaythrough Friday, November 5-8.The fair will be open from 11:30a.m. to 5:30 each day.
The Brand New Day Yoga studio in downtown Philipwill be holding an open house.“Come enjoy a glass of wine and familiarize yourself with the studio,” said owner and instructor Christine Andrus. “Take the opportunity to ask questions aboutwhat to expect, and relax in the newly renovated yogastudio.” Andrus is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance.Andrus stated that yoga is for everyone. The studiowill be specializing in yoga for the “brand new to yoga”student. All classes are appropriate for the first timeyoga practitioner. Options are given for all levels of ex-perience and flexibility. This yoga studio is designedwith our whole community in mind, said Andrus.According to her, yoga is a form of gentle exercise thatuses meditation, or simply said, an increased aware-ness of the connection between breath and purposefulmovement. Classes are being developed to suit theneeds of the participants. All classes are between 60and 90 minutes, unless otherwise specified.“There’s no disputing that yoga is therapeutic,” said Andrus. “Just get started and you’ll get better as yougo along.” She added that the medical community sug-gests such things as yoga for stress relief, increasedflexibility, stamina and balance. Football players aretaking up yoga to work on specific muscle groups andhealing. Yoga is no-impact anaerobics.The studio will offer Vinyasa and Hatha classes to get the ball rolling, and add more
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specialized and specific classes as feedback dictates.Some additional classes in the works are yoga for chil-dren, yoga for teens, restorative yoga and power yoga.For specific class descriptions and times, call Andrus,visit the website or “like us on facebook.” For more in-formation about the open house, see the related adver-tisement.The studio is located in the east side of the mainfloor of the Waddell Building, across from the Senechal Apartments. Remodeling has included a changing room,new floor tiling and cascading curtains for the windows. Andrus said that she bought the building in 2009with the dream of bringing life back to an all-but aban-doned building in the heart of downtown Philip. Usedfor years as a storage facility for Kennedy Implementon the main floor and as a clinic upstairs, the buildingitself was neglected but sturdy. Although the possibili-ties for such a beautiful and historically importantbuilding in the community are endless, the cost of ren-ovation was prohibitive and after a few stalled ideas, Andrus decided to open a yoga studio on one side of themain level.Christine’s father, Pete Metz did the lion’s share of the work, bringing the building up to habitable condi-tions. With hopes of slowly continuing the renovationover time to include the west side of the main floor andthe upstairs, Andrus is very happy to be able to use the building for something she feelspassionate about, bringing yoga to the people of Philip and the surrounding areas.
by Mikkel PatesPreprinted with permissionfrom Agweek
Richard Papousek says the im-pact of the early October 4 bliz-zard on his cattle ranch inPennington County, still hasn’tbeen completely realized.It’s been slow to sink in.Papousek ranches with his wife,Lorayna, who works with the farmand ranch, but also is a schoolteacher in a one-room school-house. Besides the cattle, theyraise wheat, corn and millet.“I didn’t think that storm wasthat bad when it was going on,”Papousek says, remembering theblizzard that ran October 3 to 5and blasted western SouthDakota, and southwest NorthDakota. “You could see quite aways during the storm, but thatsnow was so wet — just heavy,heavy wet snow.”Adnan Akyuz, North Dakotastate climatologist, doesn’t thinkthe region ever had a blizzard “of this intensity this early in the sea-son. Usually it’s well into Novem-ber before we get one this bad,” hesays. “This was unusually earlywith unusually large amounts of snow.”Some areas in the Dakotas re-ceived nearly as much snow in oneday as they normally receive in anentire winter, he says. He blamesa weather system in whichsoutherly flow carrying moisturecollided with a northerly flowbearing cold.“This system was just so un-usual,” he says. “There were justincredible snowfall totals.”Papousek’s pastures are inthree general locations. He typi-cally runs about 450 head of mother cows. They also handle350 to 500 head of yearlings ayear, depending on the availabil-ity of pasture. The standard planis to sell bred heifers in Philipevery January. This fall, theywere holding about 100 of theirown bred heifers as replacementsto rebuild the herd. They hadabout 230 bred heifers to sell.The day before the blizzard,they’d taken precautions, movinganimals into protected areas, butto no avail“Now we have 137 of them left,”Papousek says.Sickening reality. The tragedybegan to sink in hard on October5 and 6 when Papousek finally gotto a set of yearlings south of Quinn and they had all perished.They had become disoriented inthe snow, and drifted about fivemiles south toInterstate 90and up to threemiles east.Some crossedInterstate 90.“You getdown there andsee that and youalmost get sickto your stomach — I did any-how.” Therewere 75 deadyearlings alongI-90.Even moregrisly was a sec-ond herd onpasture alongthe famous“wall of theBadlands,” nearthe town of Wall. Now it’sdeath valley — ravines filledwith the car-casses of dozensof his cows.They’d beenplaced on the lowlands, presum-ably protected by the wall. But theanimals found a way up a ravineand onto the plateau above, andthen got lost, disoriented, andwandered back over to theprecipice to their death.Luckily, one had survived and afarm employee, Mike Luedeman,found and saved it. It was a rarepositive outcome.Helping hands. The emotionalimpact is blatant. Papousek saysthe cattle are kind of like family.They’re not children, of course, butthe rancher does everything hecan to keep them alive and pros-pering. “They’re your livelihood;you’ve got to treat them good,” hesays.Financially, the storm has beendevastating. “I told my wife thatat 60 years old, I’m not so sure Iwant to rebuild this thing. I wasthinking about maybe retiring in-stead of working for the rest of myliving days.”Neighbors Troy and DawnRichter often have 300 to 320pregnant mother cows this time of year. The storm probably reducedthe herd by 100 head. Last year,the mother cows were worth about$1,500 to $1,800, but this year,Troy thinks they could go up to
Richard Papousek, 60, of Quinn, says 110 cows and 88 calves died driftingaway from the “wall of the Badlands” where they became disoriented andplummeted to their deaths. It took until October 10 to discover all of thelosses. Elsewhere he lost 86 bred heifers.
lighter, 1,200-pound cows, in partbecause they eat less grass in thedry years.Richard has a stepson, Evan,who teaches agriculture in Wag-ner. He’s helped during the crisisand at other times, but hasasthma and isn’t likely to farmfull time. Daughter, Lissa, is a junior in college in Chadron, Neb.,and would like to teach school andrun the ranch on the side some-day.On October 15, Papousek sayshe should be weaning calves now,but it’s so muddy he’s not doing itfor fear of pneumonia and becauseof the inconvenience of hauling infeed. “I suppose we’re going tohave to wait until it freezes up tobring in the cattle to the lots andfeed them,” he says.Instead, he was helping Richterhaul home some stray cows thathad been accumulated at the Pa-pousek place on October 9, butcouldn’t immediately be moved, inpart because of high water nearthe Richter place.Papousek says the losses arehard to figure out. “I’m pretty surethey ‘drowned’ standing up,” hesays of his cattle, but these insur-ance companies “do not want todefine drowning,” Papousek says.“They think drowning happens ina dam. I’ve talked to professionals,veterinarians that say that isn’tnecessarily the definition of drowning.” He’s talking withlawyers, but isn’t sure how it’llend.“I was planning on kind of cut-ting back in about five years, notbeing in the center of a refinancedeal,” Papousek says, adding thathe’d been planning on doing morehunting and fishing. He has a boatat Pierre, on the Missouri River.Other than breaking a leg andankle in a fall from a ladder inMarch 2012, he’s in good health.But the future is uncertain. Theonly bright side for sure is that theextra moisture this year will meanthe surviving cattle will eat wellin the spring.
Classes will be held in the east wing of the Waddell Building. The openhouse will include an informal survey to determine the direction of variousclasses. “The benefits of yoga are the same if you stretch far or little,” saidinstructor Christine Andrus. Classes can be geared for youngsters, workingadults, seniors and all in between.