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The official newspaper of Jackson County, South Dakota
includes tax
Volume 105Number 44May 17, 2012
News Briefs
Regional Track Meet
,Jackson County Sports Com-plex, Thursday, May 17. 9:30field events, 10:15 runningevents, 12:30 finals. See thecorrection ad on page 10.
will beSunday, May 20, 1:00 p.m., atthe city auditorium. See thespecial graduation section onpages 6 and 7 in this issue.
~ by Ronda Dennis ~ 
KAHS 2012 Graduating Seniors
Excited for graduation? Yes! …
The senior class show their true feelings about graduation. L-R: Laken Jorgensen, Sean Ireland, Kassidy Ferguson, Sierra Sitting Up, Nicole VanderMay, Briana Stone, Tess Byrd,Tia Carlson, Alana Romero, Sonya Romero, Lorena Bettelyoun, Eleanor Perkins, Jace Standing Bear, Brady Sudbeck, Alex Smiley, Bryan Schofield, Nathan Dale, Jake Addison, Annie Buxcel, Marty Waters.
--photo by Robyn Jones
To kick off the summer season,the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks encouragesfamilies to spend time outside dur-ing the parks’ Open House Week-end and Free Fishing WeekendMay 18-20.The annual three-day eventallow people to fish without li-censes anywhere in the state andvisit state parks and recreationareas without entrance fees. Camp-ing fees and fishing regulationsand limits still apply.Parks will host a variety of spe-cial events across the state thatweekend. Find an event near youby calling 605-773-3391 or visitingwww.gfp.sd.gov. This website alsoprovides information on fishing,fishing licenses and fishing regula-tions, and on the South Dakotastate park system.
Free fishing,special events weekend May 18-20 in SD
The Pederson-Stoddard Post #144 Memorial Day observance,will be held in Belvidere on Mon-day, May 28, 2012.This year there will be a switchup in the order of entertainment.The Ellsworth Air Force Basefiring squad and color guard will beat the Belvidere Cemetery at 9:30a.m.The program, headed up by for-mer Belvidere residents, will followat the Belvidere CommunityChurch Hall at 10:00 a.m.This year’s Master of Cere-monies will be Gay (Klima) Tollef-son and the speakers will be Lennyand Ruby Sanftner.Please join us the Belvidere postand honor our veterans. Everyoneis welcome to attend.
Plans made forBelvidere’s annualMemorial Day program, May 28
Oh, the best part of a rodeo …
the concession stand. Lilly Uhlir, daughter of JoBeth and ChrisUhlir eats a creme-filled long john at the Kadoka High School Triple Crown Rodeo on Friday, May 4. She alsotook a special interest in the goats which were used for the goat tying event. Colors, coloring books and readingbooks also kept Lilly entertained in between more trips to the concession stand. See the results and rodeo pictureson page 5 in this week’s issue.
--photo by Ronda Dennis
Two motions carried that BradJorgensen be the council presidentand Colby Shuck vice president.The bills and financial state-ment were approved. All members from the planningand zoning commission were in at-tendance with Kenny Wilmarthbeing the spokesperson.Wilmarth said the commissiontook a generic plan and revised itto fit Kadoka’s needs. He said theywould like to take it to a publicmeeting if the council agrees withtheir plan.“If we are going to get moneyfrom anyone we need a comprehen-sive plan,” Wilmarth added.Justin Otsea from Central SDEnhancement District explainedthe comprehensive planningprocess, the goals and benefits.Bob Fugate addressed the coun-cil regarding the sound system inthe auditorium. He is working withthe school, KCBA, Horizons andthe city to upgrade the current sys-tem. He noted that Lyman is hav-ing issues with their sound system,which was purchased from thesame company as Kadoka’s. Some-one from the company is to lookinto the issues. Fugate will addressthe council at a later date.Ruby Sanftner thanked thecouncil for their support with thesprinkler system project at thenursing home. She said it is now82% done with all the pipes, sprin-klers and sidewalks done. Cur-rently, work is being completed onthe public rest room.Sanftner also asked for city ap-proval to put a culvert in at theCatholic church. Parking anddraining issues were discussed,however, the council said they needto look into their ordinances.The council discussed the firealarm system update from AmickSounds, Inc., which will cost ap-proximately $15,000. The systemwould be for alarms, not a sprin-kler system. Before a system can beinstalled a professional engineerwill need to do the design. Due tothe length of time installationwould take, the council discussedcontacting three engineering firmsfor quotes this year. The systemwould be installed next year. A motion carried to approve anincrease to the city’s 2012 budget inthe amount of $145,000 to reflectthe receipt of Community Develop-ment Block Grant funds for theKadoka Nursing Home fire sprin-kler system installation project. A motion carried to approve abuilding permit for Glenn Freemanto put up a 14’ x 28’ carport. Cityemployees will first obtain a dia-gram for the project.Now that the weight roomequipment has been moved to theschool’s old lunch room area, musicequipment has been moved into theweight room. Meanwhile, the cityfinance officer said she would liketo have a portion of the weightroom for storing financial records. After some discussion it was de-cided that both can use the roomand put up a wall divider.The manhole has been installedon Locust Street and asphalt willbe here next week for a portion of that street and patching in otherareas.Cleanup week will be May 22through June 2. An alarm system issue has beenfixed at the city bar and it wasnoted that there will be a dance onSaturday, May 19.The Kadoka City Council metMonday, May 14 in the auditoriumannex with a large crowd of visitorson hand. After reviewing six lawnmowerquotes from three companies thecouncil approved a quote fromKennedy Implement for $13,750.They will also received a trade invalue of $4,000 for an old mower.The council approved hiring TiaCarlson and Mackenzie Word asaddition lifeguards with MickiWord abstaining from the vote.Four of the six employees will betaking certification or re-certifica-tion classes in Philip on May 29and 30.Due to the city’s overtime policy,a motion carried to re-advertise theposition of girls’ softball coach,which was originally awarded toJackie Stilwell.The outgoing council adjournedand Colby Shuck, Micki Word andBrad Jorgensen took their oaths of office.
Kadoka City Council hears update from planning and zoning commission
The planning and zoning commission will meet to hold a public hear-ing to receive comments on the proposed City of Kadoka ComprehensivePlan on Wed., May 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kadoka City Auditorium Annex. At this time any person interested may appear to give publictestimony. A copy of the plan is available for viewing at the city officeand the county library. Or go to the following website:https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B7-7_1e9tQYoVWQzcmc4NmJCMmsThe Kadoka Area School Boardheld their regular monthly meetingon Wednesday, May 9, with allmembers in attendance.Minutes from the April 11 and16 meetings, financial statement,bills and agenda were approved aspresented.Superintendent Jamie Hermannreported that the Indian Ed appli-cation had been completed andsubmitted. Plans for the requestedfunds will be used for a bus moni-tor, education aide, transportationcosts for student to attend tutoringsessions on Fridays, a camera forthe bus and possibly second serv-ings at lunch.Hermann stated that the trans-portation committee needed to con-sider purchasing a new bus for thedistrict. The bus that is currentlybeing used on the Long Valleyroute is getting older and has a lotof miles on it. In addition, the re-pair cost to the bus has been quitesignificant and is in need of morerepairs. The transportation com-mittee will make a recommenda-tion at a future meeting.Graduation will be held on Sun-day, May 20 at 1:00 p.m. Present-ing diplomas this year will be Dan VanderMay, DJ Addison and MarkDeVries.Secondary Principal Tim Hage-dorn and Elementary PrincipalRoger Jensen presented the stu-dent handbooks for the first read-ings. Several changes within the el-ementary and secondaryhandbooks were presented. The at-tendance policy and grading scalewere referred to the policy commit-tee.Colby Shuck requested permis-sion from the board to use a schoolvan to transport the music stu-dents to Sioux Falls, where theywill board a plane for their musictrip to California. The board ap-proved the request to use a van andthe music department will pay forthe gas used.The buildings and ground com-mittee stated that bids had beenreceived for the external repairs onthe Great Hall, but no bids were re-ceived for the interior portion.Many contractors were interestedin doing both the internal and ex-ternal repairs. New bids will be ob-tained as a combination of theinternal and external portions of the repairs. Bids will be opened onWednesday, May 16 and awardingof the bids will be done at a specialmeeting on Friday, May 18. A pro- jected time period to complete theprojects has been estimated at 30-45 days.During the citizen input section,Teresa Shuck stated that the Na-tional Honor Society will be hostinga baked goods auction during theawards banquet to raise funds forJoyce Richardson.
Continued on page 4
Kadoka School Board accepts eightresignations, considers new bus
~ by Robyn Jones ~ 
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Read 1 Corinthians 9:24-27What words would you use to describe our society?Materialistic, sensual, impatient, indulgent, undisci-plined--these are just a few. We're also a "have it now"culture. Satan specializes in presenting us with oppor-tunities for instant gratification while promising us that indulging our appetites will bring us the satis-faction we seek.Human appetites, in themselves, are not sinful. In fact, they're God-given. However, because of ourfleshly weaknesses, they need to be controlled. When our appetites rule us, we're in trouble. Paul likenedthe Christian life to that of athletes who are so focused on winning the race that they exercise self-controlin every area of their lives.That's exactly how we're called to live, yet we lack the motivation, determination, and power to do soin our own strength. For this reason, we need to rely on the Holy Spirit within us. If we yield our lives toHim and step out in obedience to His promptings, we'll have the strength to say no when fleshly desiresfeel overpowering (Gal. 5:16).Another key to success is keeping our focus on the eternal instead of the temporal. Many decisionsthat seem mundane are in fact spiritually significant. Are you indulging an appetite that could result inthe sacrifice of an imperishable reward in heaven?When the Enemy tempts us, he always tries to keep our attention on our desire and the pleasure of in-dulgence rather than on the eternal rewards and blessings we're forfeiting. Just remind yourself howquickly immediate gratification wanes and how long eternity lasts.
Controlling Our Appetites
Inspiration Point
Monday, May 21
Fish portions, augratin potatoes,sliced beets, muffin and apricots.
Tuesday, May 22
Cook’s TrainingEat at Jigger’s
 Wednesday, May 23
Cook’s TrainingEat at Jigger’s
Thursday, May 24
Swedish meatballs, butterednoodles, peas, fruit juice, breadand pears.
Friday, May 25
Chicken filet on a bun with let-tuce, oven browned potato wedges,coleslaw and lemon bar.
Meals forthe Elderly
 A Baccalaureate Service will beheld for any graduating Kadoka Area School senior or eighth graderat Concordia Lutheran Church onSunday, May 20, at 10:00 a.m. Allgraduating seniors and eighthgraders are welcome!
Baccalaureate serviceplanned at ConcordiaLutheran Church
themselves, that would equate tobetter work in the classroom thushaving higher standardized testscores. This may be good in theorybut it has had a negative effect onour children.First, they did not distinguishbetween self-concept and self-es-teem. Many use these term inter-changeably but there is adifference. Secondly, they falsifiedthe children’s self-concept. No mat-ter the quality of work that wasdone, the adults told the childrenthey had done well. This beganover 25 years ago on the WestCoast and has now spread acrossour nation.Our children are growing up notknowing what a “good job” really is.I have witnessed these changesover the course of my educationalcareer. There are ways of combat-ing this situation we now find our-selves in but it will take everyone’sefforts to do so. As adults, we owe it to our chil-dren and ourselves to raise and ed-ucate our children so they can trulybe successful in their lifetimes./s/ Gale PattersonWall, SDLetter to the Editor,The way we raise and educateour children is important to every-one in our community, state andnation. If effects the youngest childto the most elderly person.It is obvious how it effects chil-dren, but doe it effect the rest of us? As the saying goes, “Our childrenare our future.” What and how ourchildren learn will have a lastingeffect on them for the rest of theirlives. They will become our futuredoctors, teachers, service providers,etc. How well our future leadersare developed will developed willdetermine the quality of life we allwill have.I have no doubt most every par-ent and educator wants the best forour young people. What is best forthem may be the real question wemust ask ourselves. About 30 years ago some well in-tended but miss guided people,came up with a plan to elevate thisnation’s test scores to better com-pete with other industrial nationsaround the globe.Their plan was to raise everychild’s self-esteem. The theory was,if our children thought better of Dakota Wesleyan held theircommencement ceremony on May5 at the Corn Palace in Mitchell.There was a total of 161 graduates.Shannon VanderMay, Kadokabusiness administration
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The University of South Dakotaawarded degrees to more than1,250 candidates at the 125thSpring Commencement on Satur-day, May 5 during a ceremony atthe DakotaDome. Andrew Graupmann, KadokaBachelor of Arts, PsychologyCassie J. Bennett, PhilipJuris DoctorLindsey Marie RennerHildebrand, WallMaster of Business Admin.
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Kameron Toews, Magna CumLaude, was among 230 graduatingseniors at Northwestern College’scommencement ceremonies onSaturday, May 12.Toews majored in cinema anddigital video at Northwestern. Heis the son of Kenneth and KarenToews of Kadoka.
College News
MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicles.The men and women who haveand continue to serve at Ellsworthare the best of the best, compilingsome of the highest marks in na-tional competitive readiness andmaintenance exercises and compe-titions over the course of the base’shistory.In addition to playing a vital rolein defending the United States,Ellsworth has had a direct positiveeconomic impact in South Dakota.The base serves as one of thelargest employers in the state, em-ploying over 5,000 people and pro-ducing more than $300 million intotal estimated economic impact.Many of the surrounding communi-ties also benefit from the economicimpact of the base.While Ellsworth has endureduncertain periods throughout theyears, it has always played an inte-gral role in our nation’s defensestrategy. I will continue to workwith my colleagues in the UnitedStates Senate to ensure thatEllsworth’s contributions are recog-nized.I encourage all South Dakotansto take special note of Ellsworth’simportant role throughout the past70 years and to keep our brave mil-itary members in our thoughts andprayers as they continue to serveon our behalf.
 --by Senator John Thune
On May 19th, 2012, Ellsworth Air Force Base will celebrate its70th anniversary. From 1942 topresent day, Ellsworth has serveda vital role in protecting and pre-serving America’s freedom and lib-erty at home and abroad. Ellsworthhas proudly served as the home of numerous elite aircraft units in ournation’s history, including the 28thBomb Wing.Between May 18th-20th,Ellsworth will host several eventsto celebrate the base’s 70 years of contributions to our state and na-tion, including a dinner in whichthe Chief of Staff of the UnitedStates Air Force, General Norton A.Schwartz, will deliver an address.This is an exciting time for not onlythe Ellsworth base community, butfor all South Dakotans.Throughout the years, thou-sands of pilots, navigators, radiooperators, gunners, missile launchcontrol facility personnel, and air-craft and missile maintenance per-sonnel have served at Ellsworth,many risking their safety, and insome cases, paying the ultimateprice for our freedom. Later thisyear, Ellsworth will also welcome anew mission with the addition of the 432ndAttack Squadron—asquadron that will remotely pilot
Ellsworth Air Force Base:70 years of excellence
communities.The week of May 20-26, Emer-gency Medical Services Week, is setaside to honor the EMTs who arededicated to saving lives on medi-cine’s front lines. Because of theirefforts, South Dakota is a safer andbetter place to live, work and raisefamilies.Please join me in thanking themfor the life-saving work they do.
 Danny Hayes Director State Office of Emergency Medical Services Pierre, S.D. 57501
To the editor:Emergency Medical Techniciansin South Dakota spend days, nightsand weekends responding to med-ical emergencies in their communi-ties. Some 80 percent of the EMTsin the state are volunteers, andgenerally they are among the firstpeople to respond to an accident orother emergency or disaster.Their work demands commit-ment and sacrifice, not only fromthe EMT but also from familymembers who support that first re-sponder. EMTs do the job becausethey believe in their communitiesand the people who live in those
Ora Kieffer____________________________________ 
Ora Kieffer, age 95, of Midland,S.D., died Sunday, May 13, 2012, atthe Philip Nursing Home.Ora Elaine Sheely was born No-vember 9, 1916, near Midland, thedaughter of Joseph Spencer andMayme (Schilling) Sheely. Hermother died from influenza in1918, and Ora and her brotherslived with her uncle and aunt, An-thony and Myrtle (Sheely) Alcock.She attended school at the LittlePrairie Dog School. In 1931, she at-tended Midland High School,boarding with her mother’s par-ents, Harry and ElizabethSchilling, in Midland for threeyears. Her senior year she livedwith her father and attended RapidCity High School, graduating in1935.Ora was united in marriage toOrland Kieffer on June 12, 1935.They made their home in the Rock-erville, Rapid City, and later Mid-land. While in Midland, theyowned and operated the MidlandClub. They later bought a smallgrocery store in Rockerville fromOrland’s mother, and moved backto Rockerville. They added severaladditions, installing a filling sta-tion, a large addition to the store,and living quarters. In 1966, theState Highway purchased theirbusiness so they could constructHighway 16. They moved to RapidCity until June 1973, when theymoved back to Midland.Her husband, Orland, precededher in death on March 11, 1988.She continued to make her home inMidland, until moving into thePhilip Nursing Home, where shehas since resided.Survivors include a daughter,Sharon Ervin of Denver, Colo.; onegrandson, Michael Stark of Spring-field, Miss.; and a daughter-in-law,Judy Kieffer of Bossier City, La.;and a host of other relatives andfriends.In addition to her husband, Or-land, Ora was preceded in death bya son, Floyd Kieffer; her parents;and three brothers, Harry, Charlesand Frank Sheely.Closed casket visitation will beheld one hour prior to the servicesat the church.Funeral services will be held at10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 17, atthe Open Bible Church in Midland,with Pastor Andy Blye officiating.Ushers are George Stroppel andTyler Nemec. Pallbearers are GeneJones, Randy Nemec, Reuben Vollmer, Jr., Dean Block, DickNemec and Roy Hunt.Interment will be at the MidlandCemetery. Arrangements are with theRush Funeral Home of Philip.Her online guestbook is avail-able at www.rushfuneralhome.comServices forDoris Sher-burne, Gillette,Wyo., formerlyof Kadoka, S.D.,were held May16, 2012, at theFirst Presbyte-rian Church inGillette withPastor JoelWright officiat-ing.Interment fol-lowed at Black Hills NationalCemetery near Sturgis.Mrs. Sherburne, age 92, passedaway at the Pioneer Manor on Sun-day, May 13, 2012.Doris Marian Elliott was bornMay 22, 1919 at Frederick toGeorge and Mary Elliott. She grad-uated from Barnard ConsolidatedHigh School at Barnard in 1937.Doris received her bachelor of sci-ence degree in education fromNorthern State University at Ab-erdeen in 1941. She taught in theHigh School in Howard for twoyears and then spent a year in Cal-ifornia doing office work at a man-ufacturing plant in Sunnyvale.On July 12, 1944, she marriedJohn H. Sherburne at SheppardField, Wichita Falls, Texas. Shethen worked in offices or had teach-ing positions as they moved to var-ious military posts during John's
 Doris Sherburne_________________________________ 
time in the Army Air Corps duringWorld War 11. In 1946, after John’shonorary discharge, they moved toBelvidere where Doris taught inthe Belvidere High School. After acouple years there, they made thedecision to move to the family farmwhere they lived until 1982 whenshe and John retired to Kadoka.She taught several years at theWanblee Public School and Wan-blee Day Schools. She and Johnhad a very special, loving marriagefor 50 years.Doris was a member of the Wan-blee Ladies Aid, served on thecounty library board for manyyears and was a 4-H leader. Shewas a member of the PresbyterianChurch and the Order of the East-ern Star where she served as aPast Worthy Matron. She also be-longed to the Tri County SeniorCitizens organization. She organ-ized community fundraising cardparties for the American Heart As-sociation for many years.Doris loved to garden and al-ways had the best vegetables andbeautiful flowers. She enjoyedplaying cards, reading, sewing,quilting, baking and crocheting.Each of her children and grandchil-dren received one of her beautifulcrocheted afghans. Doris alwayshad many wonderful Scottish-Irishsayings which delighted her grand-children. She was a marvelous cookand enjoyed collecting and readingcookbooks. There was always roomfor one more around her table andalways cookies in the cookie jar.Doris is survived by four sons,Richard John (Bonnita) Sherburneof Omaha, Neb., Andrew George(Lana) Sherburne of Ft. Collins,Colo., Bruce Lee (Sally) Sherburneof Sioux Falls, and James Elliott(Marla) Sherburne of Kirksville,Mo.; two daughters, Sandra Kay(Dave) Olsen of Gillette, Wyo., andSusan Mary (Earland) Thompsonof Riverton, Wyo.; 13 grandchil-dren, nine great-grandchildren;one sister, Jean Rahja of Aberdeen;two sisters-in-law, Mabel Clark of  Armour and Isabelle Jacobson of Pierre; and many nieces andnephews, as well as other relativesand friends.Doris was preceded in death byher parents, her loving husband,John; a brother and sister-in-law,William and Betty Elliott; a sister,Evelyn Elliott; a brother-in-law,Gilbert Rahja; and two nephews,William Elliott Jr., and Todd Van-DerWerff.Memorial and condolences canbe sent in her name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W.5th St. Gillette, Wyoming 82716 orcondolences via the Internet atwww.gillettememorialchapel.com.The annual spring hunter safetycourse put on by Kit Graham willbe held Saturday, May 19, at thePhilip Ambulance Service building.The course will run from 8:00a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. Itis sponsored by the South DakotaGame, Fish and Parks department.Lunch will be provided by Branch85 National Mutual Benefit.Parents can get more informa-tion and register their children bycontacting Graham in person at hisoffice in the Haakon County Court-house or by calling 859-3850 or859-2325. Signed permission slipsmust be turned in before the classbegins.Parents are not required tostay while their sons or daughtersare attending the course.The course is for youngsters ages12 or older, but the course will ac-cept 11-year-olds if their birthdayis before the end of this year. Adults are more than welcome toalso attend.Upon successfully completingthe course that day, attendees willreceive a hunters safety card.Other items will be distributed,such as orange hunter’s caps, uponthe discretion of the SD GF&P.Successful completion of aHunter Safety Course is requiredby law of every person under theage of 16 who wishes to hunt inSouth Dakota.The hunter safety course will beprovided only twice in HaakonCounty this year – this spring inPhilip and again this fall in Mid-land. The course teaches the safehandling of firearms, proper hunt-ing ethics and more.
Hunter safety class May 19
Kadoka PoliceDepartment
Forrest L. Davis,Chief of Police
Monthly Report4/10/2012 - 5/13/2012
 Accidents: 0Parking Violations: 0Calls for Service: 16Warnings:Verbal: 3Written: 0Investigations: 4Citations: 3Complaints: 2 Arrests: 1Court: 2 Agency Assists: 3
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Belvidere VolunteerFire DepartmentFundraiser
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5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at theBelvidere Fire Hall.
Betty Kusick was visited on Sat-urday by her daughters. LorettaSchreiber and her husband,Lawrence, came from Quinn, andKathy Reasor and Gary came fromRapid City. They brought Mother’sDay gifts and all had a good day to-gether. Mike and Misti Berg alsocame from Winner. On Sunday,Betty drove to Kadoka and haddinner with her son, Kenny, andfamily. Betty’s comment was,“What a wonderful Mother’s Day!”Bunny Green and Betty Kusickgot together at Bunny’s one daylast week for coffee and a visit.Wally Wells also came, brought themail, and stayed for a bit. He is stillrunning the gas station that isbeing geared up for the tourist sea-son. His wife, Cheryll, has beenhelping her folks most of this yearbut is fairly determined to get backhome shortly at least for a while.Floyd and Jane Iwan stopped in foran hour as well. On Sunday, sonGary called from Nevada withMother’s Day wishes and saidthings were going fine and theweather was great. Son Vernie in-tended to come from Black Hawkand take Bunny out to dinner onSunday, but Bunny said she’drather he get some rest that day sohe would be safer on Monday whenhe needed to do quite a bit of truckdriving. They had a good visit onthe phone. Daughter DarleneWiedemer was planning to comeand spend the day on Monday as aslightly delayed Mother’s Day visit.Russ and Gay Spinsby havebeen mowing the yard and spray-ing some fields lately. Their kidshad to work this weekend soweren’t able to come. They calledinstead.Kathy Ireland heard from herkids by phone on Mother’s Day aswell. She and Howie spent the daygardening, and got in quite a bit of it. They decided to wait a few daysto plant the tomatoes, since it frozeon Friday night. Howie had somethoughts of going fishing, butKathy convinced him the gardenhad priority. After viewing a largehatch of tiny grasshoppers, Howiewasn’t too confident that the gar-den would be a big success.Crystal Paulson has finishedteaching all her college classes al-though she still has some papers tocorrect and grades to turn in byFriday. After that, she will startgetting ready for next year. Thissummer, daughter Davina is plan-ning to come for a couple of weeksso her daughter, Keeghan, can at-tend Victory Center Bible Camp asshe did last year and enjoyed. Crys-tal and her brother and his wife,Gary and April, have also sched-uled a trip to the northern part of Minnesota to visit Marj and Mar-vin Street. On Tuesday, Crystaltook her mom, Dolores Obr, toRapid City for a doctor appoint-ment as a follow up to Dolores’ re-cent cataract eye surgery. Thingsare going well, and Dolores hasclose to 20/20 vision for distanceviewing. Close up isn’t as good yet,but new glasses are expected tohelp a lot and will be prescribedafter the next appointment in aweek or so.Lonny Johnston has been doingsome farming this week as well asattending brandings. He prefersthe cattle work but said the otherhas to be done as well.Larry and Joy Dolezal traveledwest this weekend, picked upgranddaughter, Sarah DeVries,and toured the mammoth-dig siteat Hot Springs. Next weekend theyexpect to be in Belle Fourche towatch their granddaughter, KaylaNemec, graduate from high school.Other than that, Larry has beengoing to brandings fairly often andJoy is back to helping at 1880Town. Until the summer help ar-rives, the local people are beingkept fairly busy running the place.Jamie Dolezal and son Travisspent the weekend in Ft. Pierre vis-iting Jamie’s mom, Pam Sinkey.Besides it being Mother’s Dayweekend, another draw was thatJamie’s sister, Amanda, was alsothere from Sioux Falls and had hertwo-week-old baby that neededquite a bit of holding and spoiling.John, meanwhile, attended abranding as he has been doingquite regularly of late. On Satur-day, John and his dad, Larry, andJamie’s dad, Kirby Schofield,helped with branding at Ted Vobr’s.Ronda Dennis went to Pierrewith Jo and Jenny Johnston onSaturday; Larry and Rick went toTed Vobr’s to help with branding.Sunday morning Jo plantedflowers and Ronda planted her veg-etable garden. Once the work wasdone, the two families, along withMary Johnston, went fishing.Jory Rodgers will be done withschool for the summer later thisweek. Before that, however, he willgo on a three-day school outing atOutlaw Ranch near Custer whichwill be partly a science field day.His mom, Jo, hopes he won’t getlost in the Hills. This weekend,Jory stayed with his aunt, Jamie,at Wasta. Jamie took him to an ex-hibition basketball game in RapidCity between the Denver Broncoteam and the Rapid City Jaycees.Kenny and Wade Fox spent theweekend branding. Kenny helpedMark Williams on Friday and JerryGrimes on Saturday. Wade helpedLyle O’Bryan on Friday and Ted Vobr on Saturday. Roxie, mean-while, stayed home and did chores.Kenny said the brand board willmeet this week. They had proposedraising the cattle inspection feefrom eighty cents to a dollar perhead, but that proposal has beentabled for now. A ten-cent raise isstill a possibility, however.Syd Iwan, Ted Vobr and Jim Ad-dison held their branding at theriver ranch on Saturday and had agreat day for it. The weather wasexcellent and things went well ex-cept, possibly, for a couple critterswho refused to be rounded up andanother that broke out. Over three-dozen people turned out to help.Temptations are all around us.Sometimes they’re hard to resist.Consider the bright idea I had theother day while sipping on somepomegranate juice. This is fairlypotent stuff and needs to be sippedinstead of gulped. Anyway, it oc-curred to me that it might be funto substitute pomegranate juice forgrape juice in the little cups forcommunion at church. The color of the two beverages is similar so itwould be easy enough to pull off. A few raised eyebrows and the occa-sional startled look might be enjoy-able to observe. Alas, such pranksare not in keeping with the solem-nity of the situation so I had to dis-card the idea.It is also the time of year to buyplants for the yard and gardensince seasonal greenhouses havepopped up by the grocery andhardware stores and various otherplaces. The temptation is to buytoo much and have to take care of a zillion green things from nowuntil frost this fall. Well, I re-strained myself the other day and just bought a few geraniums fordecoration and two large pottedpatio tomatoes. The tomatoes costa bit over ten bucks apiece so weresomewhat pricey, but I had twosimilar ones last year that almostmade back their cost in produce. Itsomehow seemed like I reallyshould have three instead of twothis time around, but that impulsewas satisfactorily stifled I’m happyto report. All that self-control, of course, might have been helped bythe fact that only two of my fa-vorite determinate variety wereavailable and the rest would havegrown huge and had to be repottedinstead of being kept in their orig-inal pots.Sweets are another commoditythat beckon many of us tooverindulge. Chocolate-chip cook-ies come to mind. I just made adouble batch of those for ourbranding, and I may have sampleda few more than strictly necessaryto test for wholesomeness and fla-vor. I do adore a good chocolate-chip cookie. Most weeks I also cooksome goodies for the coffee timeafter church, and too much of thatcomes home with me if the goodfolks on Sunday don’t finish it off.I try to give most of the excessaway, but I quite like some of thedesserts and tend to drag themback home with me. Brownies,Rice-Krispie treats, and bananacake with peanut-butter cream-cheese frosting might fall in thatlatter category. Com-puter games, too, can distract usfrom more worthy pursuits. I don’tknow what the big attraction thereis, but I have been known to sitlooking at a flickering computerscreen for longer than strictly nec-essary. It’s an enjoyable way toavoid doing such useful things aspaying bills, washing dishes, oranything else you should be doingbut would rather not.Fortunately for me, I am not at-tracted to intoxicating beverages. Idon’t like the taste, and even smallamounts of them tend to make myears turn red and burn. Neither doI like losing control of my facilities.With my somewhat compulsivepersonality, this is probably just aswell. I figure I have enough troubleacting sensibly on a good day with-out imbibing substances that havebeen known to make people actfairly silly.Neither does TV viewing domuch for me at present. The newsprograms depress or upset me.Many of the so-called comedies arenot particularly funny or else pres-ent a view of life that doesn’tmatch mine. Mysteries and dra-mas can be entertaining, but I sel-dom can get through them withoutbeing distracted and losing theconcentration needed to reallyenjoy them. Sometimes I watch amovie on a CD since I can startand stop it if necessary to dealwith other things, but regular houror longer shows are more frustrat-ing than enjoyable. Many times, aswell, I flip through all hundred-some channels currently available,find nothing to catch my interest,and go read a book instead or prac-tice the piano.Anyway, temptations are allaround and have to be dealt with.I’d rather just drift along doingwhatever comes to mind, but thatisn’t always the best course. Inother words, it looks like the strug-gle will have to continue betweendoing what I want and what Ishould do. Good luck in dealingwith your own particular tempta-tions, but especially watch out fortomato plants and chocolate-chipcookies. They are really hard to re-sist.
Lookin’ Around
by Syd Iwan
“Her children arise up and callher blessed…” Proverbs 31:28 
Rev. Glenn Denke was in Pierrelast Tuesday for the Circuit Pas-tors’ conference. Saturday he trav-eled to Valentine to visit WaltHeinert and to attend the receptionfor high school graduate, TitusUtecht.Last weekend Gary and AnneHeinert were in Sioux Falls to at-tend the premiere of the movie,“Yonder.” The Teal Family Bandperformed before the movie wasshown Saturday, May 5 at theWashington Pavilion. The moviewas filmed at the Sutton Ranchlast summer. The film will be en-tered in more film festivals. Alexstars in the movie. Randy Heinertand sons, Lane and Ty, were alsothere for the event.Randy was here this weekend toattend the Todd County graduationon Saturday with his mother, Mar-ilyn, and brother, Gary, and Anne.Troy Heinert’s son, TJ, was amongthe graduates.Guests at the Mother’s Day din-ner at Gary and Anne Heinert’swere Marilyn and Randy Heinert.Kenda Huber and Jan Ringwere busy going in several differ-ent directions Saturday makingruns for parts, as the guys are busyplanting corn.Dan Taft is recovering from thesurgery on his hand and trying hisbest not to disturb his broken ribstoo much. Susan and Dan hauledcattle last Monday to the sale inPhilip. Wednesday Susan, Dan andHeather were in Rapid City forDan’s check-up with his doctor andto get the stitches removed. Thurs-day morning they hauled cattle forSusan’s father, Alvin Simmons.That evening they were in WhiteRiver for the fine arts and springconcert, in which Morgan took part.Friday Susan worked in theBelvidere Post Office, and Morganwas in the track meet at Kadoka.Saturday she was in a track meetagain, this time in Presho.Sunday it was Taft’s cows whoreceived special Mother’s Daytreatment, as they turned them outto fresh pastures.Dorothy and Evan Bligh were inWessington Springs on Sunday tovisit Evan’s mother, Marjorie.Ed, Carol and Jesse Fergusonand Irene Kaufman attended thegraduation ceremonies at WDT inRapid City on Saturday. Cora’shusband, Scott Brickman, was topof the 40 graduates with a 4.0 GPA. After the graduation they joinedScott’s family for supper at thecabin where they were staying.They returned home that night.Sunday Irene’s daughters andspouses treated her to Mother’sDay dinner at the Pepper Mill in Valentine. Then they went to thegreenhouses to garner some gardenplants.Jason Lehman is home from col-lege for the summer. Sunday hewas home keeping tabs on theranch as Blake and Amy drove toRapid City to watch Patrick andteam members in the region golf tournament.Harry and Jeanne Merchenwere in Kadoka Wednesday for thefuneral of Joyce Handcock. Fromthere they continued on to RapidCity, in order to be there Thursdayfor the graduation of granddaugh-ter Melissa Merchen (Steve’sdaughter) from the HeadlinesSchool of Cosmetology. Friday theywere in Wall for the wedding of Landon Stout to Kristy Heather-shaw. Sunday they attendedchurch in Kadoka, and then Timand Tammy Merchen treated themto a cookout at their place. Jeannereceived Mother’s Day phone callsfrom the rest of their childrenthroughout the day.Grade school sports rally day isWednesday in White River. Thelast day of school for the Norris stu-dents is May 25, when they maypick up their report cards.Jessie Ring was in Kadoka forthe grade school track meet lastTuesday. Wednesday she took thechildren to Long Valley School andthen continued on to Kadoka withStephanie so she could ride the buswith the rest of the Kadoka AreaSchool 4th grade students. Sharonwent along with her to bring thevehicle back, as Jessie rode withthe group as one of the chaperones.Since the guys were busy planting,Sharon kept Risa and Riley and fedthem and Bruce lunch that day andThursday.There were 29 4th graders and10 adults that went to Mitchell onWednesday and toured variousplaces, including the Corn Palace.They stayed in Mitchell that night,and Thursday went to DeSmet andtoured the Ingalls and Wilderhomesteads, returning to Kadokathat evening.Sunday June Ring was a guestat the Mother’s Day brunch atBruce and Jessie’s. The foster chil-dren’s mother, Lisa, came to visit,and later that afternoon, Jessieand the kids took her home andalso visited Grandma Aggie inRosebud and Grandma Loretta inSt. Francis.Jessie received calls from herthree children in Cresco, IA onSunday.Debbie Ring was home for theweekend. John Donavon fromSioux Falls is also a visitor at theRobert Ring home, as he came outfor some hunting. He brought somefish with him, so they had a fish fryFriday with Torey, Jeremy andTyler as guests. Sunday Debbie,Torey, Linda, Jeremy and Tylerwere guests for Mother’s Day din-ner.Linda took the day off from thepost office Tuesday and watchedthe K-5 track meet at Kadoka.Lori Schmidt is busy winding upthe school year with her students.Their last day of class is May 18,but the teachers go all the nextweek, and then Tuesday andWednesday after Memorial Day.Cheyenne, Orlana and Julywere in White River to see Jace’swork in the fine arts display andlisten to the spring concert Thurs-day evening.July’s class in Norris had a fieldtrip to Rapid City last week.Kirby Krogman is home fromcollege in Chadron. He was homein time to help with the branding,which was done around the rainshowers Saturday, May 5. Thispast Saturday, Louann was inChadron for her course. Sundayshe received flowers and plantersfrom her children, and help in theyard from Kirby.There was a teachers’ apprecia-tion cookout on Wednesday inWhite River.Richard and Noreen Krogmantraveled to Omaha for Noreen’sMother’s Day treat to go visit Mikeand Kay and their twins, Graceand Graedon.Cliff and Elaine Krogmanheaded east to St. Paul, MN, tovisit the Post family, and to attendJennifer’s graduation, where shewas awarded her master’s degree.The Master Gardeners met atthe home of Noma Sazama in Mis-sion Saturday. It was also their an-nual birthday party.Last Friday the movie, “TheHelp” was shown at the museum.June Ring flew to Texas April 13,and was picked up by Rachel andtwins Michael and Matthew. Satur-day they met Marcus halfway, andhe took June on to Shreveport,Louisiana for the baptism of Lawrence Robert Ring the nextday. Sponsors were Kristy’s sisterMemory and Kristy’s friend, Alyssa. Memory and family leftSunday afternoon to return to theirhome in Indiana, and Alyssa flewback to Ft. Wayne on Tuesday.June stayed for three weeks to helpout and to spoil the baby as muchas they’d let her. Thursday, May 3,Marcus had a pastor’s conferencein Dallas, and the whole familywent along. Meantime, Michaelhad fallen from a tree when abranch broke, and fractured twobones in his left forearm. Compli-cations from the serious breaks hadhim ending up in the hospital forover a week, so June’s flight homewas changed to a week later, as shestayed in the hospital with Michaelor at home with Matthew, to gethim to the bus to ride to school,while Rachel kept her office ap-pointments. Michael was releasedfrom the hospital Thursdayevening and June flew home Fri-day.Saturday June was able to re-sume her Saturday luncheons withMaxine Allard. That afternoon shewas in Valentine for the high schoolgraduation and attended the recep-tion for Titus Utecht afterward attheir family home.Sunday morning Maxine had anice surprise as son Stanley andgrandson Patrick paid her a visitfor Mother’s Day. They did some er-rands for her around the place andthen headed back to Rapid City.Jim and Marjorie Letellier arrivedto give Maxine and Pam Allard aride in for church, and then tookthem home afterward, suppliedwith some food for their lunch.Maxine had calls from son Bruce inCalifornia and grandson JasonLadegaard from Connecticut.Tamara Pier also called her to visit. Andrea Beckwith and JulieLetellier of Kilgore met up withJames and Marjorie Letellier inWhite River Friday evening andthe foursome traveled to SunshineBible Academy for their spring con-cert. The Letellier grandchildren,Beaver, Jade and Jakki Burma,and DJ and Cassie Beckwith, allperformed in the patriotic programtitled “God Bless America.” Satur-day the James Letellier’s and allfour daughters along with severalgrandchildren enjoyed the trackmeet in Kadoka. DJ and CassieBeckwith are on the track team forSunshine Bible. On the way home,Marjorie Anne stopped at Jigger’sto wish her dear friend, WandaSwan, a happy birthday. What acelebration! Every lady presentwas given a corsage as she camethrough the door. It was great tosee such a lovely gathering of friends and relatives there for adear lady who had done nothingbut give of herself to the commu-nity all these years. She certainlydeserved a special day in her honor.“Happy birthday, Wanda!”That evening, when James andMarjorie got home, their wholefamily was there and a cookout wasalready in the works. It was alovely evening for it, too.Sunday, Mother’s Day, theJames Letellier’s were among themany enjoying dinner at Jigger’s inKadoka. Marjorie states that shewill remember this Mother’s Dayweekend for a long time!

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