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Volume 107 Number 11 September 26, 2013

2013 KAHS Homecoming Royalty

2013 KAHS Homecoming royalty was crowned on Tuesday, September 24 during the coronation ceremony. Chandlier Sudbeck was chosen as king and Taylor Merchen as queen.

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2013 KAHS Homecoming royalty canidates included Emily Schlabach (back L), Lane Patterson, Raven Jorgensen, Chandlier Sudbeck (front L), Taylor Merchen, and Logan Christensen.

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Area seventh grade attends field day

Badlands Ranch Bronc Ride & Stray Gathering

Seventh grade students from Kadoka, Long Valley and Interior.

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The Annual Youth Range Day, sponsored by Jackson County Conservation District, was held September 11, 2013, at the Gene Williams ranch field day site, adjacent to the Badlands National Park. Sixty-four students along with teachers and chaperones from Interior, Kadoka, Long Valley, Philip and Wall schools attended the day-long range day event. In the words of ranch owner, Gene Williams, the purpose of the event for the local seventh graders is to provide the experience to learn about the prairie ecosystem, the basis for being able to make a living in this area. He also stated that this is true whether your family is in agriculture, tourism, or in any other business that supports the first two, it all boils down to the land is our host and how we treat it determines whether we will be able to stay or have to move on. The program, consisted of four one-hour long break-out sessions where students learned about the soil, the plants, the wildlife and the historical background of past people’s use of this area. The program presented by Kent Cooley, soil scientist with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), taught the students about one of our most important natural resources - soil. Students learned the difference between soil and dirt, where soil comes from and that it takes about 400 to 500 years to form an inch of topsoil in western South Dakota. They learned the three primary mineral particles (sand, silt and clay) in addition to the movement of water through clayey or sandy soil. The students were asked if they knew our state soil and informed that it was Houdek. The students also learned that the best way to protect soil from erosion is to keep the soil covered with plant residue. Milt Haar, ecologist at Badlands National

Park and Kiley Whited, range conservationist with the NRCS, presented a discussion on prairie plants of the area and how stocking rates for livestock are calculated. The students participated by taking part in clipping vegetation samples in groups and then using the results of these samples to work through a stocking rate exercise. There was also a question and answer session dealing with range plant identification and the importance of the native rangelands of the area. Students were rewarded for their participation and knowledge with the opportunity to win prizes related to the subject. The program put on by Josh Delger and Sarah Nevison, Badlands National Park, provided a lot of hands-on. They were able to actually handle and identify many different animal hides and skulls. Many students took a turn in lifting the 50 pound buffalo skull. They were also introduced to the workings of a ferret trap and tracking collar. Badlands National Park resource education staff presented sessions on Badlands paleontology and human history. Ed Welsh, staff paleontologist, showed students examples of fossils found in the Badlands region and discussed the geology and ancient landscapes associated with the animals that existed millions of years ago. Alison Shoup gave students the opportunity to discover how people lived in the area hundreds, even thousands, of years ago through archeological artifacts and practical tools made from parts of a bison. One example is a bison bladder being used as a water canteen. In the words of one of the students attending – “Thank you for a great start to the school year and I am looking forward to the rest of the year.” One of the main priorities of the Jackson County Conservation District is education of area youth.

Taking second place in the stray gathering was the team of Lex Grooms (L), Michael Jones, Tyler Jones and Joe Pavlas.

The Badlands Ranch Bronc Ride & Stray Gathering was held on Saturday, September 21 at the Kadoka Buffalo Stampede Rodeo Arena. Taking first place in the ranch saddle bronc ride was Brooks Joneson of Rapid City; second place went to Rustin Bertram of Scenic; third place was Craig McKenzie of Murdo; and finishing in fourth place was Joe Pavlas of Belvidere. In the stray gathering the team of Cole Reinert of Wall, Luke VanderMay of Kadoka, Tim Nelson of Midland, and Colton McDaniel of Philip took first place. Taking second was the team of Lex Grooms of Sharps Corner, Michael Jones of Buffalo Gap, Tyler Jones of Kadoka, and Joe Pavlas. The team of Colton McDaniel, Cole Reinert, Tim Nelson, and Tyler Jones took third place. Fourth place went to the team of Michael Jones, Colton McDaniel, Joe Pavlas, and Randy Gugesberg of Custer.
Cap Herber (at right) was one of the riders that competed in the ranch saddle bronc ride.

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Office of the Governor | Gov. Dennis Daugaard
for a nap and was about half asleep. I tried to concentrate and finally told her it was spelled “metzo” since that is how it’s pronounced. She said that wasn’t in the dictionary. Okay, try again. Finally it came to me, and I told her it was spelled mezzo. The sad thing was that she could have used that word in her game if the program would have accepted it by itself without being combined with another word such as soprano, but it wouldn’t. It actually is a separate word although maybe in Italian instead of English so there you are. Those are the breaks. Another area that can boggle the mind is electronic equipment. When you have to trade your old cell phone for a new one, it’s going to take awhile to learn how to adapt to the changes. Technology proceeds so quickly that it’s hard to keep up. The same applies to a new computer. I recently replaced a small laptop computer and had to spend quite a long time getting used to where everything was on the replacement. It had the latest operating system with which I wasn’t familiar. Even the wordprocessing program had been updated and “improved” to the point where it was hard to figure out. I grumbled my way through it, but it took a while. So, confusion is unfortunately not uncommon with most of us. We just have to muddle through part of the time. Now, though, you know how to answer the question, “Where are you?” You can just reply, “In a state of confusion.” It may not be a definitive answer, but at least it’s truthful.

Lookin’ Around | Syd Iwan
State of Confusion
“What state are you in?” I inquired. My sister, Pat, and her husband, Gary, were currently calling from their car somewhere on the road in the southeast. They hemmed and hawed a bit trying to figure it out and finally Gary said, “We’re in the state of confusion.” This brought a guffaw from my end of the conversation, of course, since Pat and Gary are fairly mobile people, and I often have trouble figuring out exactly where they are at any given time. I was somewhat in hopes that they at least knew where they were even if I didn’t. Eventually they did decide that they were currently in Kentucky, having just come from Tennessee. They had also recently been in Ohio, a Carolina or two, a Virginia or two etc. The purpose of their trip this time was for Gary to attend a board meeting of Child Evangelism Fellowship which is an organization that leads Bible schools and related activities in various homes across the country. This is an international group, and sometimes the board meetings are in such places as Africa. If you get slightly confused about the geography of the United States, try to figure Africa. The countries there change their names at the drop of a hat, and very few are anything like you learned them in geography class. Well, from my understanding, Pat and Gary are currently heading back to Ohio where they left their airplane due to poor weather. They had rented a car and driven to the meeting in South Carolina since flying was not in the cards. From Ohio, they hope to fly to Warrington, Missouri and help at the Child Evangelism headquarters there for a bit before flying back to South Dakota. There is some hope I’ll be able to figure out where they are for a while once they get back to Missouri, but nothing is certain. Maybe, or maybe not. Time will tell. As you know, confusion is fairly common with us humans, and most of us have areas where we aren’t very sure of ourselves. For instance, if you ask me if something is east or west, my answer is apt to be fairly reliable. If you inquire about north and south, there is only a fifty-percent chance that I’ll answer correctly unless I take time to think about it. East and west come naturally, but north and south only by concentration. Similarly, if you are facing someone and they say something is to the left, you may wonder if it’s their left or yours. With some people, spelling is a difficult area. That is not too surprising since the English language has many contradictions and complications. Take the words, to, too and two which all sound alike but have different spellings and meanings. There, their, and they’re aren’t so simple either. Just tonight, wife Corinne asked me how to spell “mezzo.” It had to do with the Scrabble game she was playing on the computer. The word is often used in musical areas such as with a mezzo-soprano or mezzo forte so she hoped I might know how to spell it since music is my thing. Well, I had just laid down

The 2013 Buffalo Roundup
On Friday morning, a few dozen cowboys will put on their boots and saddle up their horses. Custer State Park employees will get up before dawn. And thousands from across the state, country and world will gather, all to continue a 48-year tradition. The Buffalo Roundup is an experience unlike any other. Feeling the ground shake as hundreds of the thousand-pound creatures stampede across the prairie and watching the few brave riders drive the beasts to their destination is quite incredible. Being able to witness the buffalo’s power and speed from such a short distance

makes you feel like you’re in the Old West. At one time, there were about 60 million buffalo roaming North America, but that number decreased to less than 2,000 in the early twentieth century. Although population levels are nowhere near the historical peak, South Dakota buffalo have made a comeback from their near extinction, partially thanks to Custer State Park. Riders will round up a herd of 1,300 on Friday and it will take about four days to work the herd. Volunteers will vaccinate and brand the calves, check the cows for pregnancy and then identify 300 buffalo for sale in November. After the Roundup, visitors can

stay for lunch and watch the volunteers work the herd. There will be plenty of things to do for those who decide to stay for the weekend. Crazy Horse Memorial is allowing visitors to hike up to the mountain carving during an organized Volksmarch, the Arts Festival will be going on all weekend and the Buffalo Wallow Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for Sunday. The Roundup is something every South Dakotan should see at least once. People from all over come for this one-of-a-kind experience because there’s nothing like it anywhere else in the country. If you haven’t been, consider making the journey. I hope to see you there!

From the U.S. House | Representative Kristi Noem
Celebrating Constitution Day
There are many things that can interrupt our daily lives. Whether it’s the stress of work, family schedules or that errand you forgot to run, sometimes to-do lists are irrelevant by lunchtime. But even amidst the craziness of a given day, we all need to take a moment and reflect on life’s greatest blessings. I continue to feel honored every single day that I have the opportunity to represent the great people and state of South Dakota in Congress. While debates on the House floor or in committee rooms may get stressful, I cannot help but stand in awe of the incredible buildings and history that surround my daily work at the Capitol. In fact, it was 220 years ago that George Washington first placed the cornerstone of the Capitol. These buildings witnessed the development of a more perfect union and the hallways are rich in the history of generations of lawmakers and the ideas of our founding fathers. Although it’s easy to get frustrated with the gridlock and dysfunction in Washington, D.C., it’s important to remember the fundamental values that gave rise to our great nation. September 17th marked the 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution and is commonly referred to as Constitution Day. This day is designed to remind us of the sacred rights and freedoms guaranteed to us by our nation’s founding document. In 1775, Alexander Hamilton wrote: “The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.” Times of war or peace and times of economic prosperity or downturn cannot diminish or tarnish these values that embolden us as a people and as a nation. At the beginning of every Congress, I take an oath of office in which I state my duty to uphold the Constitution of the United States: “I, Kristi Noem, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” I use the tenets of this oath to guide my every day decisions. We, the people of the United States of America, have a duty and responsibility to recognize what makes our country great and honor those who fought so hard for these fundamental freedoms. I hope you take some time with your friends and family and read the Constitution. President Ronald Reagan once said that “freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” I encourage you to remember those words and appreciate the nature of the freedoms we enjoy.

Practical Money Matters | Jason Alderman, Financial Education Advisor
Leasing a Car on the Cheap
My trusty Volvo wagon served our family well for 13 years, but after 106,000 miles it finally gave up the ghost. My wife just completed graduate school so we weren't ready to commit to a new car payment. I rented a car at first, but at $500 a month, that soon got old. Then I came across a concept new me: assuming someone else's car lease. Initially I was skeptical, but after considerable research I took the plunge. It took many emails and phone calls and a month-long wait for the paperwork to clear, but I now have a one-year lease on a quality car whose monthly cost is about a third less than the stripped-down model I was renting. With the caveat that car lease assumption is not right for everyone, here's how the process works: People need to get out of their car leases for a variety of reasons but it's notoriously difficult to do so – you usually must pay the outstanding balance plus an early termination fee. One way around this, if your finance company allows it, is to transfer the lease to another party for the remainder of its term. Many people use online lease assumption services like Swapalease.com and LeaseTrader.com. I went with Swapalease.com. These companies match people wanting to unload their lease (think of them as "sellers") with so-called "buyers" interested taking over the remainder of someone's lease. Among the potential advantages for buyers: •No down payment. •You can secure a shorter-term lease. •Sellers will generally offer or agree to financial incentives to unload their lease. •Newer cars are usually still under warranty. However, be aware of the many fees involved on both sides of the transaction: •Sellers are charged a fee to advertise their vehicle on the websites (generally $50 to $150), and a transaction fee if a lease transfer is initiated ($100 to $150). •Buyers pay a registration fee to obtain contact information for sellers (around $40 to $80). Some sites charge buyers a transaction fee as well. •Buyers must file a credit application with the lender which can cost up to several hundred dollars; the fee typically isn't refundable if the credit check deems you aren't creditworthy. •The leasing company itself will typically charge the buyer a lease transfer fee (typically $50 to $600). A few additional suggestions and precautions: •Inspect the car and note any damage. You may also want to have a mechanic inspect it. •Ask whether the lender will remove the seller's name from the lease – some won't. •During negotiations, ask the seller to pay the application and lease transfer fees. It doesn't hurt to ask and you're still saving them a ton of money. •Don't expect a lot of customer service from the swapping website. •Make sure there's enough mileage left on the lease to suit your needs. •You'll have to pay DMV registration fees and sales tax may apply. •Your insurance company will need to provide the leasing company with evidence that you have adequate coverage. •Know that it can take several weeks or more for the transaction to fully close. For me, that meant an extra month's rental. All in all, if you're flexible about what kind of car you're willing to drive and not in a big hurry, assuming someone else's lease can be a viable option. Just make sure to do your due diligence.

From the U.S. Senate | Senator John Thune
EPA’s War on Affordable Energy
South Dakota depends on affordable and reliable energy from coal and natural gas-fired power plants in the upper Great Plains. However, a new proposed rule out of the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) threatens to raise energy costs for families and businesses and restrict economic growth and job creation throughout our state and across the country. Recently, the EPA released a proposed rule that would require unrealistic new carbon standards for all new power plants. The cost of implementing this proposed rule on reliable energy sources far outweighs the benefits and represents yet another step forward in the president’s war on affordable energy. The rule raises serious concerns about how this far-reaching and burdensome regulation will impact the nation’s energy supply and economic future. As two of the nation’s largest and most reliable sources of affordable electricity, the EPA is essentially forcing the hand of coal and natural gas-fired power plants to submit to the new source performance standards or face potential elimination in the marketplace. Unfortunately, the EPA’s performance standards are set to an unrealistic and arguably unattainable standard. Instead of working through the proper channels in Congress to address the EPA’s concerns on power plant emissions, the administration yet again side-stepped Congress to implement this dangerous and far-reaching regulation. After the failure of the president’s own cap and tax legislation that also would have increased energy costs and destroyed jobs throughout the country, it is not a surprise that the president has taken to circumventing Congress to implement his climate change agenda. Senator Mitch McConnell (RKy.) announced his intention to file a resolution of disapproval to stop the EPA from imposing this new regulation. The resolution would allow for a vote to repeal the rule and prevent the regulation from being implemented. I plan to cosponsor the resolution of disapproval and will continue to work with my colleagues in the Senate to prevent the EPA from implementing this draconian rule and keep energy costs affordable for middle-class families across South Dakota and throughout our country.

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Gateway News | Lola Joyce Riggins, 837-2053 (Let it ring.)
Dick Pinney has been home from the hospital this week and is doing better. Val Cork is waiting for good news from her doctor appointment that she will go to this week. Keep her in your prayers. Francis Terkildsen finished the puzzle last week. The new puzzle is a picture of a big bouqet of roses. It’s got a lot of dark area and quite a bit of red from the roses. We are getting to where we need more residents. We have about 8-9 rooms that are vacant. I was thrilled to accompany Deb Moor, Diana Coller, and Nancy Peterson to the Festival of Books in Deadwood on Saturday. What an interesting day, very well organized and educational. A lot of walking and we didn’t get to every place, but worth the walk and browsing. The viewing for Bonnie Riggins was held on Wednesday afternoon. Interment was held at the Wanblee Cemetery in the afternoon, with a gathering at the Sterling and Jill Riggin’s ranch. Everyone enjoyed supper and visiting. On Sunday this week the Kadoka Presbyterian Women were here for church services. We always enjoy seeing and visiting with them. Sydney Word stopped in to see Micki for a few minutes along with Bonnie Madsen, Bob, and many others throughout the week. Lois Pettyjohn, Lola Joyce Riggins, Stuart Riggins, and Father Bryan were here Monday for music and Mass. Everyone, well almost everyone, loves Monday mornings here at KNH! Once again, we appreciate you coming. Elaine and Jack Roghair came by to visit and to take a free ride on Emma Jarl’s walker. Jack got his first ride this week and couldn’t decide whether he liked it or not. He is such a cutie pie and were all placing bets he’s gonna be the tallest kid around! Marie Thielen dropped by to visit with Betty VanderMay along with her sister, Frances Terkild-

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Kadoka Nursing Home | Cathy Stone, 837-2270
sen. Frances got a brand new little puppy and she had to bring it in for Betty to see. What a watch dog! No really Frances, I hope you have many hours of fun with her. Jobie Gerry got a surprise visit from her sister, Ester Rooks, this week. Jobie’s face just lights up when you speak of her family members. She can tell you some great stories. Emma Jarl had a few visitors this week including her grandson, Steve Knispel. Steve is home for a couple of weeks and is trying to get caught up on some work down home. Also, stopping by and picking up Emma for the football game were Stan, Deb, Trey, and Savannah Knispel. They had a great time! Visiting Dwight Louder this week was his wife, Dorothy, and his son, Darin. Reverend Ray Greenseth dropped in to check on Mary Ellen Herbaugh. Mary Ellen is back after her stay over in Philip. We are so happy to have her back and that she is doing as well as she is! Elaine Kemnitz got a visit from her sister and friend on Tuesday. They enjoyed playing Bingo with her and then stayed for coffee. Also stopping in to visit was her husband, Don, and Maurice. Mary Bull Bear had quite a handful of friends and family stop in to see her this week. She’s always happy to see the little ones. We all appreciate everyone who dropped by and seeing new faces! Birthday wishes go out to Sylvan Kruse who will celebrate his September 26. We have really been enjoying the fresh veggies and fruit that have been donated to the facility. Everything is awesome and the taste of some of those tomatoes are to die for! Until next week, have a good one and good luck Kougars!

Belvidere News | Syd Iwan, 381-2147
Nikki Bonenberger celebrated her thirtieth birthday on Saturday evening with steak night at Philip. Her husband, Brett, organized the affair and the gathering of friends and, according to Nikki, did a good job at it. Her mom, Diane McDaniel, supplied the birthday cake, and she and her husband, Bill, took the kids home with them for the night. Nikki said it was a nice evening, and she had a good time. Back at home, Nikki is trying to peddle more of her guinea hens of which she has a few too many. Merry Willard took four of them, but there are some more to go. Hay hauling is a current occupation at the Bonenbergers. On Sunday, Nikki celebrated her birthday some more with supper at Keith and Pam Bonenberger’s in Kadoka. Those attending that included Delores Bonenberger, Vern and Hellen Uhlir, Brett and Nikki and kids, and Kade Bonenberger and his friend, Kela, from Rapid City. After that supper, Delores went home and to bed early. She’d had a busy week helping look after her great granddaughter, Joslin, who is Alisha’s daughter. Keith took Delores to Mitchell on Tuesday, and Alisha and family brought her back on Saturday. Alisha works for the social services and has to travel quite a bit. She was doing some home visitation this last week so Delores looked after Joslin to make it easier for her. Joslin is six so needed to get to school on time and to gymnastics and other events. Aaron Mansfield has been chopping corn for silage lately and has a good start on it. He took time off on Saturday, though, so Michelle and he could attend Nikki Bonenberger’s birthday party in Philip. Son Tyrel spent Saturday night with grandparents, Jim and Fayola Mansfield. Fayola said she was a little surprised when, about 9:00 that evening, Tyrel came and said he thought it was time for him to go to bed which is somewhat unusual for him to do. That was fine and they all got some good sleep. Bert Perault said they’ve mainly been working cows and drilling wheat. He said his folks, Mike and Marlene, went to Philip on Sunday to visit Marlene’s mom, Lillian Carlson, at the hospital. He said Lillian is doing better but is still at the hospital. She would rather be home doing child care as she has done for many, many years, but, for now, that just isn’t possible. Larry, Jo, and Jenny Johnston went to Philip on Sunday for Stu Wilson’s visitation at Rush Funeral Home. Stu died last week due to a fast form of cancer. Larry said there were quite a few people there including most of the county commissioners since Stu’s wife, Vicki, is the county auditor. Back at home, Larry has just finished combining millet. Their corrals have recently received a nice coat of white paint thanks to daughter Jenny who did the work. Larry appreciates that since he said a paint brush just doesn’t seem to fit his hand very well. Mary Johnston went to Philip early on Thursday for a doctor appointment. She had blood drawn first and then went over to Gay Logan’s for breakfast. The breakfast was a new one for Mary and included waffles with strawberries and whipped cream. It was good enough that she plans to have it again. Later on, Mary and Gay visited Lillian Carlson and Joy Klima at the nursing home and hospital. Betty Kusick is still trying to give tomatoes away to avoid having to can them. On Sunday, her daughter, Loretta, came from Quinn and took some but not all. Loretta wanted to make some salsa and didn’t have enough tomatoes of her own to make quite as much as she needed. Unfortunately, Betty’s other kids, Kenny and Kathy, already have more tomatoes than they need so they aren’t apt to take any of the surplus. On Saturday, Betty was up to her usual pastime of fishing with Jim Addison. She said they fished so long that her casting arm was quite a bit longer than her other one. Abby Fortune started taking piano lessons this week from Karen Toews in Kadoka. She and her mom, Eve, have also recently returned to home schooling for the year. Eve said the piano they have for Abby to practice on has been in her family on the maternal side for over a hundred years. It is large and made from tiger oak. Tiger oak is made by cutting the wood at an angle so the longitudinal rings make a striped or tiger affect. Kenny and Roxie Fox took in the ranch matched bronc ride in Kadoka on Saturday. It was enjoyable. They have also been enjoying the bountiful wild-plum harvest at their place. They have a large tree close to the house that was just loaded with fruit this year, and the plums are large and good tasting. Jo Rodgers was out at her mom’s ranch, Carolyn Manke’s, on Sunday since her sister, Jamie, from Wasta was there with her son, Maverick, and her husband, Ray. Maverick had just turned one and they needed to celebrate his birthday. Jo’s sister, Jewel Bork, was also there as was sister-inlaw, Cheryl Manke, from Philip and other relatives. Back at home, Jo took in various football games last week since Jory played in them. Jory is in the eighth grade this year. Last Saturday, there was football jamboree at Kadoka with teams from Wall, Philip, Murdo, Kadoka etc. It included many games. On Monday, there was another game with Wall at Kadoka. Jo said the final scores were not always favorable, but Jory did get in a lot of running and exercise.

Norris News | June Ring, 462-6328
“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz Nette, Chris and Beau Heinert were among those helping work cattle at the Bligh’s on Wednesday. Howard had business in Valentine that day. Toby has been coming home on weekends, working on getting the manure truck up and running again. The Heinerts started chopping silage last Tuesday. Jean Kary hosted the Mellette County Cattlewomen meeting at the museum on Friday, September 20. Others attending were Donna Adrian, Rose West, June Ring, Jeannine Woodward and Karla Heyduck. The Historical Society had their meeting Wednesday noon on September 18, at the museum. A number of DVDs were donated to the library and they have been circulating quite well. Jeannine Woodward and Rose West attended the book festival at Deadwood Saturday. They enjoyed meeting and visiting again with the author, Craig Johnson, and having him autograph his book for them. Susan and Morgan Taft have been busy with volleyball tournaments. Susan helps with line judging at the local events. Dan and Heather watch when they can, but they have been busy with haying, and hopefully are finished with that now. Last Wednesday they also were at Bligh’s helping work cattle. Frances Taft was down again this weekend, putting the finishing touches on his hunting blind. Friday Dan and Lori Schmidt were in Winner, meeting Lori’s mother and Darwin, and her mother’s sisters, Sharon from Minnesota and Connie from Anchorage, Alaska. They were in Winner for the homecoming activities. They all had supper together. Linda Ring picked up Tyler and Jeremy Thursday after school and they headed for Spearfish to visit with Debbie Ring and stay overnight. Friday they ran errands in Rapid City, and picked up Jeremy’s pickup on their way home. Jeremy is among those in the FFA Ag class who qualified to take part in range judging Tuesday in Wall. Sharon Ring was in White River at the clinic last Monday. Wednesday Robert and Sharon were in Rapid City keeping appointments. Debbie came home and helped with garden work this past weekend. Bobbie Kelley said that it is picture day September 25. Coming up are parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, October 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, Pam Allard took a bus to Sioux Falls to spend a week visiting her family. Alberta has been out visiting and attending funerals. They finished combining their oats on Saturday. The apple tree is loaded this year, and they have been busy working with apples and putting them in the freezer. In July, Alberta and two friends drove to the east coast, and had a most enjoyable trip, stopping here and there and checking out historical sites, scenery, and places such as the Hershey Candy factory. They also saw the giant chocolate moose. They went up Mt. Washington on a cog railroad, which was a different experience. They spent several days in Maine and took the boat trip to see whales. They had to go out 20 miles, but finally saw some to watch. They visited all five Great Lakes and went through the locks; the boat went into the part of the lake that extends into Canada. Rev. Glenn Denke attended the circuit pastor’s conference in Pierre September 10. He’s also been busy harvesting his peppers and tomatoes and stocking his freezer with stuffed peppers. Evan and Dorothy Bligh were in Belle Fourche for the Roper Rally Futurity, watching the horse, Oh Whatta Reba, barrel race. Monday, September 16, Doug and Lynda Littau of Arizona visited with the Kary’s and had lunch with them. Noreen Krogman was in White River September 11 for the Riverview Club meeting at the Senior Citizen’s center. The meeting was hosted by Jan Endes and Linda Deiss. Richard went in for the homecoming parade and bake sale on Friday (Noreen was working). That evening they both went in for the tailgate party and the football game. Saturday Noreen attended the Cherry-Todd Electric annual meeting in Mission. The Ring’s have been busy chopping, and Jessie was also pressed into service driving trucks some of the mornings. Wednesday afternoon she had meetings, and June met the school bus and brought the children home. Thursday Jessie had a Head Start meeting in Norris. The Ring’s finished chopping corn silage on Saturday. Jessie took the children to visit their mother and grandmother in St. Francis Saturday. The after school Bible Class will start on Tuesday after school with Ken and Karen Toews of Kadoka as teachers again this year. Everyone is welcome. Saturday was a busy day at the James Letelliers. Paul Beckwith came down from Pierre and he and Andrea helped Grandpa Jim haul little square bales in the morning. That afternoon, Rob Logterman of Lakeview and Jason Burma, Cassie Beckwith, Jace and Jade (after running the cross country in Gettysburg) came to help. While the guys were busy, Marjorie and Julie went to Pierre and picked up LuAnne Beckwith. The gals went on to Gettysburg and watched Jade run middle school cross country and Jace ran varsity for the first time for Sunshine Bible. They all returned to Pierre for lunch before the Burmas came home to the ranch for the weekend. Everyone was supper guests at the James Letelliers that evening after all the hay was in the loft. Carol Ferguson spent Tuesday afternoon in Valentine with her mother, Irene Kaufman. Ed was among the neighbors who helped work cattle at the Evan Bligh place Wednesday. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday Carol worked at the Wanblee Post Office, stopping in to visit with Maxine Allard on the way home on Saturday. Ed and Carol Ferguson had a surprise visitor on Sunday afternoon. Their son, Cole, of Rapid City stopped for a short visit as he was returning from a work-related road call in the area.

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Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 21, for Beth Olson Long at the Lutheran Church in Philip. Her son and wife, Barry and Elaine Olson, of Vermont were here for the funeral and Barry is extending his visit with his sister, Sharri Pettyjohn, for several more days before returning home. Monday Beth’s ashes were buried at the Frying Pan Ranch cemetery south of Kadoka. Joyce Hicks accompanied Raymond and Linda Hicks of Rapid City to Pierre on Friday where they visited in the home of Darla and Mendel Miller over the weekend. They also spent some time with Chad and Leslie Hicks and girls while in Pierre. Twenty-five walkers and runners participated in the Third Annual Badlands Trail 5K walk and run on Saturday in Kadoka, sponsored by the Save the Pearl committee. Proceeds will go in the Badlands Trail fund that is hoped will happen between Rapid City and Kadoka along the railroad tracks. First place winner for the adults was Tia Carlson who ran in just over 20 minutes and first place winner for the youth was McCoy Bonenberger who ran in just over 19 minutes. A special prize was given to Kadoka Nursing Home resident, Elmer Williams, who was accompanied on the walk by Nikki Bonnenberger. Work on the balcony at the Pearl Hotel is progressing. Be sure to check it out as it is really nice. Elroy Wells’ daughter, Jackie, of Cleveland, VT, visited at the home of Kieth and Nona Prang and also went down to the Pettyjohn’s ranch last week. Jackie’s daughter and two children from Texas also were in the area and went on the vacation a few days in the Black Hills. Friends and relatives of Stu Wilson were saddened to hear of his death on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Philip hospital. His burial took place on Monday afternoon at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. Sympathy is extended to Vicki and their children. Orville and Shirley Josserand returned home Sunday from a 10day trip to Missouri and Colorado. They spent the first three days in Joplin, MO, at a Josserand family reunion and then visited cousins along the way. They stayed one night with Gerald and Shirley Anderson in Colorado and then went on to Flagler, CO, and attended an alumni reunion there. It was Shirley’s 65th class reunion and Orville’s 66th class reunion. Shirley said three of her classmates joined her for the celebration, which was held Friday and Saturday. Ted and Laurie Pettyjohn of Rapid City came to Kadoka on Friday and visited briefly with her parents, Hellen and Vernon Uhlir. They also attended the visitation for Beth Olson Long before returning home. Lillian Carlson has spent several days in the Philip hospital and is still there at this writing. She is getting better according to her daughter, Marlene Perault. John and Jan Arends of Ft. Collins, CO, visited his sister and husband, JoAnne and Jerry Stilwell, on Sunday. They had been to the funeral of John and JoAnne’s nephew, Michael Rogers, 62, which was held at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Casper, WY, on Friday. Jim Stilwell attended his cousin’s funeral, representing the Kadoka relatives. Michael had been hurt many years ago in a construction accident and unable to work since then because of back problems. Ella Rock of Sturgis called me Friday evening to say that Morris Hallock, former editor of the Kadoka Press, has moved into the new Aspen Grove Assisted Living Center which just opened this past week in Sturgis. On Wednesday, her daughter and husband, Pam and Cliff Fairchild and Morris picked her up and all enjoyed a nice supper together. Pam and Cliff then left the following day for a vacation. Word of the death on Sept. 18 of Kenneth Bradfield, 67, in Lakewood CO, reached Kadoka on Sunday. Kenneth Heathershaw was adopted by the late Ida and Harold Bradfield as a young boy and joined three Bradfield sisters, Ruby, Pat and Joy, and their brother, Dale. Funeral services were held in Hot Springs on Monday, with burial at the National Cemetery near Sturgis. Wanda Swan and Sydne Lenox attended the District 2 fall meeting of the American Legion and Auxiliary in Philip on Saturday afternoon. About 40 women attended the Auxiliary meeting which was conducted by Department President Janet Hurlbert of Clark. Susie Clyde of Hot Springs was recognized as VA&R volunteer of the year for her volunteer services at the VA Hospital and was given a plaque. She also announced that the Christmas gift shop will be held on early November. Kadoka plans to have the veterans gifts to Hot Springs by October 15, so gifts should be taken to the Jackson Co. Library by that date. It was also mentioned that the public is invited to take part in the gift giving, not just auxiliary members. This is a wonderful program for the vets in the hospital to do their Christmas gift shopping at no charge to them. Before coming home Wanda and Sydne visited Marie Gartner at the Silver Leaf Assisted Living Center and on the way out of the building said hello to Patty Willard and Blanche Dolezal who were in a card game at the time. Nancy Peterson, Lola Joyce Riggins, Diana Coller, and Deb Moor went to Deadwood on Saturday Sept. 21 to participate in the "Festival of the Book" hosted by SD Humanities. This three-day event hosts authors and a variety of sessions which appeal to every interest. The group enjoyed the lunch and participated in the Western Crime Wave session which included several regional authors, including C.M. Wendelboe, who will again be revisiting Kadoka next February. Saddle bronc riders this week: New Mexico State Fair and Rodeo, Sept. 18-21, Albuquerque – Cole Elshere tied for 3rd, score 82, $1,501; Bowman, ND, County ProRodeo, Sept. 20-21 – 3rd place Cole Elshere, 85, $913, 4th place, Ty Thompson, 83, $609; Chad Ferley is now 5th in World Standings, with winnings totaling $89,384 and Cole Elshere, 9th with $77, 984 in winnings.

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by True Buchholz, Gavin DeVries, Herbie O’Daniel, Logan Ammons, and Logan Christensen opened up holes for our running backs and also did a nice job of giving our quarterback time to throw. Offensively we ended the night with 62 plays for 464 total yards. Defensively the Kougars did a much better job versus the run this week as we held the Comets to only 76 yards on the ground on 29 attempts. However, we did give up too many big plays in the passing game as the Comets were able to complete 7 passes on 13 attempts for 194 yards and 2 touchdowns. That being said, we did limit the Comets to just 42 total plays on offense, as our defense forced many negative plays as we pursued the football much better this week. We also turned in a critical game changing defensive touchdown as Chandlier Sudbeck intercepted a Comet pass and ran it back 30 yards for a touchdown to really swing the momentum in our favor in the fourth quarter. Defensive Stats for the Kougars this week: Chandlier Sudbeck 9 tackles; Dylan Riggins 8; Brady Jandreau 5; True Buchholz 4; Herbie O'Daniel 4; Logan Ammons 4; Aaron Janis 3; Logan Christensen 3; Gavin DeVries 3; Wyatt Enders 3; Sam Pretty Bear 2; Lane Patterson 2 Next week the Kougars host the Philip Scotties for the 2013 homecoming football game at 7:00 p.m. Come out and cheer on your hometown Kadoka Kougars to victory!

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Raven Jorgensen had 5 kills and 2 solo blocks and Myla Pierce added 4 kills. Taylor Merchen was 27/27 setting with 3 assists and led the team with 4 digs. “The girls played fairly well but made too many mistakes when it counted most. They are continuing to work hard in practice and

matches, and we hope to get better each match we play,” said Coach Hutchinson. Kadoka Faith 25 17 25 17 25 18

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On Saturday, September 21, the Lady Kougars hosted the Lady Longhorns of Faith, winning 3-0. Raven Jorgensen and Destiny Dale combined for 25 service points, going 32/33. Mackenzie Word and Raven Jorgensen each had 5 kills. Raven also had 2 solo blocks and 4 block assists. Taylor Merchen had 10 set assists. Destiny Dale had 12 digs. “The girls played a solid match,” said Coach Hutchinson. “Our next event will be a triangular with White River and Pine Ridge on Thursday, September 26, at White River.”

The Kadoka Kougars traveled to Rapid City last week to take on the Rapid City Christian Comets, and after a hard fought football game, we were able to bring home our second victory of the year 3416. After a very hard fought, back and forth game the first three quarters, we were able to pull away in the fourth. Chandlier Sudbeck led the Kougars with 165 yards rushing on 23 carries, as well as hauling in 5 passes for 121 yards receiving. Chandlier scored 5 touchdowns on the night, with 3 rushing touchdowns, 1 receiving touchdown, and 1 interception for a touchdown. Logan Ammons had a nice game catching 3 passes for 68 yards. Wyatt Enders hauled in 1 pass for 30 yards, Sam Pretty Bear caught 1 for 11, and Aaron Janis caught 1 for 10. All of the catches these guys made came at critical times and they all stepped up big to make those plays. Lane Patterson completed all those passes as he completed 11 passes on 19 attempts for 240 yards, adding a touchdown pass, and one

2-point conversion to Logan Ammons. Lane did a real nice job of placing the football where the receivers could catch it this week as he had his personal best passing game of the year. Dylan Riggins did a good job of contributing on the ground and picking up some hard fought yards as well as he carried the ball 10 times for 49 yards. Our offensive line anchored

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Blaine Hicks of Wanblee tied for fourth in the final round.

Several gathered and took part in the Marilyn Prokop Memorial barrel racing that was held on Monday, September 2 at the Kadoka Rodeo Arena. Pam Hannam of Ft. Pierre took first place in the 1D and Jodie O’Bryan took first in the 2D. Hannam was also awarded a saddle blanket for fast time.

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Kougar football team … Front row (L-R): Middle School Coach Mark DeVries, Asst. Coach Jody
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Stuart Wilson__________________________________
Stuart Wilson, age 66 of Kadoka, S.D., died Thursday, September 19, 2013, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip. Stuart Arthur Wilson was born March 17, 1947, to Earl Reiger Wilson, Sr. and Emily Kahaleihinano (Smith) Wilson in Cumberland, Md. He joined an older brother Earl Reiger Wilson, Jr. The family then returned to Hale’iwa on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaiian Islands. In the next few years, a sister, Karen Leilani, and brother, Steven Phillip, joined the family. Stuart spent his early childhood on and around the beaches of northern Oahu. After the family moved to Cumberland, Md., he and his older brother helped their father rebuild airplanes, stretching the fabric on the wings and fuselage, gluing, shellacing and painting them. Both he and his brother learned to fly at an early age. They also helped with tending the animals, haying and gardening on their small family farm. Stuart enjoyed helping his grandfather with his greenhouse and garden. As a young man he had paper routes, and during his high school years he worked at Ferdinand’s drive-in restaurant and Max’s Gulf gas station and auto repair. Stuart began his elementary education on Oahu. He graduated from Fort Hill High School, Cumberland, in 1965. He played baseball and football during his school years. Stuart enlisted in the U.S. Air Force for four years on August 23, 1965. On December 14, 1968, Stuart worked at Philip Livestock Auction, was a heavy equipment operator on area road construction projects, and worked for Lauritsen Enterprises, an apiary, as a worker and bee hauler. During the early 1990s through 2002, Stuart and Vicki owned and operated Wilson’s Spraying, where they did rough country spraying for noxious weeds. Over the years Stuart built several motorcycles. He was an excellent mechanic. Stuart is survived by his wife, Vicki; his sister, Karen (Larry) Speir, Glen Rock, Pa.; his brother, Steven (Dana) Wilson, Wichita Falls, Texas; his children, Brad (Rhonda) Deschamp, Rapid City, Reagan (Terry) Ison, Ft. Worth, Texas, and Willard (Jennifer) Wilson, Eastover, S.C.; grandchildren, Brady Deschamp, Daniel Deschamp, Aloni Deschamp, Victoria Wilson, Amanda Wilson and Bowen Wilson; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Stuart was preceded in death by his parents and his brother and sister-in-law, Earl, Jr. and Sherri Wilson. Military graveside services were held Monday, September 23, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. Pallbearers were Jeff Lauritsen, Steve Langer, Tom DeVries, Glen Bennett, Tad Auker and Tom Struble. Memorial contributions may be made to the Black Hills National Cemetery, the S.D. Veterans Support Council or the Ft. Meade VA Medical Center. His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome. com Ray Alex Young, 89 years and 11 months, passed away on September 17, 2013, at the Bennett County Hospital in Martin, So. Dak. Quietly his name was called as God needed a bridge builder, road builder, and a cowboy to ride His range. Ray was born at LaCreek, So. Dak., on October 9, 1923, to the union of Walter and Winnie Young. He grew up on Pass Creek and attended school until his junior year. He joined the Navy with his brother, Walter (Sage) Young, in 1942, and served on a ship in the Pacific Ocean in World War II, until his discharge in 1946. Ray married Marquerite Ruff on Valentine’s Day, February 14,

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four beautiful girls. Ray is survived by his four Sherry, Shelley, daughters, Sharld, and Shannon; 17 beloved grandchildren; and one beloved great-grandson; one brother, Maurice Young of Martin; sister-in-law, Young Johnson of Norma Arkansas; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 24, at St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Craig West officiating. Inurnment was held at Grace Cemetery. Bennett County Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.

1959. This home was blessed with

married Vicki Diane Headlee. Upon his release from the Air Force they moved to Mooresville, N.C., where Stuart worked for a building construction company. In 1969, they moved to Lincoln, Neb., where Stuart obtained his official private pilot’s license at Lincoln Aviation. He had begun his commercial pilot’s training when their daughter Reagan was born. He then began his truck driving career as an over-the-road driver. Over the next 30-plus years he hauled textiles, meat and produce, livestock, boats, equipment, and bees. In the early 1970s, they moved to New Underwood where he owned and operated Stu’s 66 gas station and auto repair and he attended National College of Business. In 1977, they moved to Kadoka. Stuart continued to drive truck over the road, but also helped his in-laws, Charles and Edith Perault, on their ranch,

Fellowship of God | Dr. James L. Snyder
How fast the shades of summer have faded
Am I getting old or his time passing faster than it used to? It seems I just settle down to do something and before I know it, it is over. Back in "the day," a minute had 60 seconds. An hour had 60 minutes. A day had 24 hours. Oh, for those good old days. I am not exactly sure how many seconds a minute has or how many minutes an hour has because he goes by so fast I cannot keep track. Technology has taken over and I for one object. For example, I like looking at my wristwatch and seeing the second hand slowly tick around the dial. Now, we have cell phones with a digital clock. Unlike these digital clocks, all they tell me is what time it is right now. I like to look at a wristwatch and get a whole view of time: past, present and future. I know that a week does not have seven days anymore. I set out on Monday with high hopes of getting something accomplished during the week and by the time I clear my throat, it is Friday afternoon. Where did all that time go? Years ago, the Beatles had a song called "Eight Days a Week." Nowadays it is more like three days a week: yesterday, today and tomorrow! Today is tomorrow's yesterday and I am not exactly sure how to keep up anymore. By the time I get to tomorrow, I forgot what I was supposed to do today. Then, when I get to today, I cannot remember what I did yesterday. I used to plan a whole week of activity, now that luxury is yesterday's news, or is it tomorrow's headlines? I like summer, which may explain why it goes so fast. Maybe I should take a chapter from Murphy's Law and say I do not like summer, then it would drag by a without end in sight. Interestingly, the thing I like to do the most goes by so quickly, that which I hate doing drags on for centuries. Which has me thinking maybe I should not voice what I like or do not like? One thing I like about summer, when I can catch my breath and enjoy it, is the fact that it is made up of those lazy, hazy days I enjoy so much. Not having a schedule, not having a deadline, not having anybody telling me what I should or should not do. Ah, those crazy, lazy days of summer. The fact that I did not get much done during the summer is no big deal. If anybody asked me if I got anything accomplished, I just said, "Hey, it's summer. Relax. I will get to it eventually." Well, eventually has caught up with me and it is called winter. The difference between summer and winter is that during the summer, you can get away with doing nothing but in the winter, there is nothing you can get away with. During the summer my wife will ask me if I have done such and such and I respond by saying, "It's summer, I'll get to it. I got plenty of time." During the winter, my wife will remind me of all the things I was supposed to do during the summer and that now I have to do because winter is a coming. Summer is hazy and lazy, while winter is "Hurry up and get it done." More is expected from a person during the winter months that during the summer. I object very strenuously to this kind of attitude. Of course, this attitude comes from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. She has the idea that winter, or at least the beginning of winter, is the time to clean up everything. By everything, she is including the garage. Now that summer is over and the lawn does not need to be mowed anymore, I can, according to her logic, transpose that energy into cleaning up things. Then she will confront me with a favorite saying of hers, "Cleanliness is next to godliness." One of these days, when I get up the courage, I am going to ask her to show me where that verse is in the Bible. I kind of think a person can be too clean, like squeaky clean. You know how squeaky gets on people's nerves, especially mine. My favorite saying is, "Laziness is next to everything." Perhaps that is why I like summer so much. There are shades of laziness that can only be exploited in the good old summertime. Some people, like the one who shares a residence with me, things that laziness is a very negative thing. This person honestly believes that if she is not doing something all the time she is lazy. Something good can be said about being lazy. You get to savor a moment of non-activity. The thing I like so much about summer is the activity you do do is only the activity that you want to do like sitting on the back porch, drinking a glass of lemonade, which is what summer is all about. Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, understood this concept very well. He says, "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven," (Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV). Time goes by so quickly that a person hardly has enough time to really appreciate the time that they have.

Young Life to host trap shoot on Sun., Sept. 29
On Sunday, September 29 at 4:00 p.m., Young Life will be sponsoring a trap shoot at the Kadoka Trap Club. All students in grades nine through 12 are invited to join us for the afternoon, for the shoot and refreshments. The first round of clay pigeons will be free. So, bring your shotgun or you may use one of ours. Bring some shotgun shells or we will have a few frees ones available. Shells may also be purchased from the trap club for $6.50 a box. Young Life is a Christian national organization that specializes in reaching out to high school students with relationships, fun, food, and the message of Jesus Christ. In the 40 years of its existence it has become a national and international organization. If you have any questions, please call Dan or Dawn Rasmussen at 837-2722, Pat Porch at 837-2697, or Gary McCubbin at 837-2485.

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Inspiration Point
How to Survive a Satanic Attack
Read Ephesians 6:12-13 When we hear the word war, we think of physical combat with armored vehicles, soldiers in uniform, and deadly weapons. Yet there is a spiritual war going on around us that is just as dangerous—one we often ignore or fail to understand. We have a powerful opponent working against us. In fact, the Lord calls him “the god of this age” (2 Cor. 4:4) because he is the source of evil and wickedness in our world. To overcome Satan’s attacks, we must first recognize that he is a real adversary. Then we need to hold our ground against him. To stand firm, we have to dress for battle. Wear the belt of truth. Because of who our Enemy is—namely, the Father of Lies—we must wear a belt of God’s truth to counter his deceit. It is imperative that we make a commitment every day to hold to the Lord’s plan, obediently following Him, whatever the cost. Just as a belt secures clothing in place, our lives are to be encircled and held together by the truth of God’s Word. Put on the breastplate of righteousness. Much like a protective covering, obedience guards us from harm. Since the Devil prowls around seeking to deceive and destroy (1 Peter 5:8), we are to “suit up” daily in the armor that comes from choosing God’s way in our conduct and conversation. When we are protected in this way, Satan’s arrows of lust, doubt, or fear will not penetrate. Today, safeguard yourself by spending time absorbing God’s truths (the belt) and then applying them through obedient action (the breastplate).

Church Calendar
CONCORDIA LUTHERAN Kadoka • 837-2390 Sunday Services: 10:00 a.m. LUTHERAN PARISH - ELCA OUR SAVIORS LUTHERAN • Long Valley Pastor Frezil Westerlund Sunday Services: 5:00 p.m. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Kadoka • Pastor Gary McCubbin • 837-2233 Worship Services: 11:00 a.m. Sunday School: Sr. Adults - 9:45 a.m. Sunday School: All Ages - 9:45 a.m., • Sept. - May Release Time: 2:15 p.m. Wednesdays. • Sept. - May FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Interior • 859-2310 Sunday Worship: 11:00 a.m. BELVIDERE COMMUNITY CHURCH Pastor Gary McCubbin • 344-2233 Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. Coffee & Donuts: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:45 a.m. Sept. - May OUR LADY OF VICTORY CATHOLIC CHURCH Father Bryan Sorensen • Kadoka • 837-2219 Mass: Sunday - 11:00 a.m. Confession After Mass INTERIOR COMMUNITY CHURCH Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. • Church: 10:30 a.m. EAGLE NEST LIFE CENTER Gus Craven • Wanblee • 462-6002 Sunday Church: 11:00 a.m. ST. PETER LUTHERAN CHURCH-LCMS Midland • Rev. Glenn Denke • 462-6169, SD (6 mi. north and 3 mi. east of 1880 Town) Sunday Worship--10:00 a.m. MT/11:00 a.m. CT

Friday, October 4: Italian chicken breast with rotini pasta, tossed vegetable salad, toasted garlic bread, and bananas.

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, September 25: •Western Great Plains cross country at Philip. •Kadoka Calvary Fairview Cemetery Association meeting at 4:30 p.m. in the community room of the Gateway Apartments. Thursday, September 26: •Varsity volleyball at White River. Friday, September 27: •Kadoka Homecoming parade and activities. •KCBA pancake and sausage supper. Saturday, September 28: •JH volleyball against Bennett County. Monday, September 30: •JH football at Philip. Tuesday, October 1: •Varsity volleyball against Bennett County. Friday, October 4: •Varsity football at White River. Notices: •New hours at the Jackson County Library: Monday, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; Saturday, closed. •The Dakota Readers Group book "One-Room Country School" is in! Our next discussion is on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Jackson County Library. For more information, stop in at the library or call Deb Moor @ 837-2689. Come in to sign-up and bring a friend--it promises to be a fun & lively discussion! •The KHS Alumni Association is trying to locate class composite photos for all graduating classes from 1913 to 2013. If you have one, please call Nona Prang at home 837-2684 or cell 488-0098.

WIC, Food Stamps & EBT Phone: 837-2232 Monday thru Saturday 8 AM - 6 PM

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245,837.37; Transfers out: (to MMDA) 238,751.43; Disbursements: 244,502.84; Ending balance, checking: 1,620.67; Money Market Deposit Account: 377,456.29; Money Market Deposit Account:(MB) 160,283.81; Petty Cash: 130.00; Total Balance of Account: 539,490.77 CAPITOL OUTLAY FUND: Checking account balance, beginning: 1,012.55; Transfer in: 20,000.00; Receipts: Jackson Co. Treasurer, taxes 873.32; Haakon Co. Treasurer 12.75; First National, Interest 89.15; BankWest, interest 126.04; Transfers out: 215.19; Disbursements: 20,923.32; Ending balance, checking: 975.30; Money Market Deposit Account: 365,715.88; Money Market Deposit Account:(MB) 162,334.69; Total Balance of Account: 529,025.87 SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND: Checking account balance, beginning: 1,311.49; Transfer into account: from savings 24,000.00; Receipts: Jackson Co. Treasurer, taxes 1,070.82; Haakon Co. Treasurer, taxes 15.63; First National, interest 37.14; BankWest, interest 47.26; State of SD, IDEA 5,017.00; State of SD, state aid 145.00; Transfers out: 5,246.40; Disbursements: 25,399.19; Ending balance, checking: 998.75; Money Market Deposit Account: (BW) 121,073.35; Money Market Deposit Account: (MB) 49,815.08; Total Balance of Account: 171,887.18 PENSION FUND: Checking account balance, beginning: 161.74; Receipts: Jackson Co. Treasurer, taxes 229.53; Haakon Co. Treasurer, taxes 3.35; Transfers out: 0.00; Disbursements: 0.00; Ending balance, checking: 394.62 IMPACT AID FUND: Checking account balance, beginning: 0.00; Receipts: Interest 753.35; Transfers out: 0.00; Money Market Deposit account 691,648.14; C.M.A. Account 1,018,954.54; Balance of Account: 1,710,602.68 FOOD SERVICE FUND: Beginning Balance: 3,777.59; Sales 4,437.45; Disbursements 305.20; Total balance checking account: 7,909.84; Cash change 70.00; Total balance accounts: 7,979.84 TRUST & AGENCY FUND: Beginning balance, checking: 39,168.55; Transfer in: 0.00; Receipts: 43,394.78; Transfers out: 2,048.69; Disbursements: 51,255.64; Balance, Checking: 29,259.00; Cash Change: 0.00; Money Market Deposit Acct: 33,772.47; Total balance of account: 63,031.47 ALBIN SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Non expendable trust fund: Beginning balance: 309.51; Transfer in: Receipts: 0.00; Disbursements: 309.51 /s/ Jo Beth Uhlir Jo Beth Uhlir, Business Manager September 3, 2013

Public Notices
MEMBERSHIP DUES 606.00; NCS PEARSON INC, SOFTWARE 2,100.00; OLSON'S PEST CONTROL, KADOKA 165.40; INTERIOR 82.75; LONG VALLEY 82.75; PARENT INSTITUTE, SUBSCRIPTION 305.10; PEARSON EDUCATION, BOOKS 734.76; PENNY'S RIVERSIDE CATERING, IN SERVICE 175.00; PEOPLE'S MARKET, FFV 338.82; ELEM 30.41; HS 30.39; SCHOOL BOARD 140.69; FOOTBALL 73.21; TITLE 1 107.34; RIVERSIDE TECHNOLOGIES, COMPUTER BAGS 1,890.00; SCHOOL SPECIALTY, PE SUPPLIES 128.79; ELEM SUPPLIES 1,237.98; SD DEPT OF REVENUE, LV WATER TESTING 13.00; SERVALL, SERVICES 171.57; STODDARD, DANIELLE, REIMBURSE EXPENSES 105.87; STONE, BRAD, REIMBUSE MILEAGE 37.00; SUNBURST DIGITAL, WEB MAINT FEE 99.95; TEACHER'S DISCOVERY, HS BOOKS 48.15; THREE RIVERS SPEC SERVICES COOP, SOFTWARE RENEWAL 3,240.00; TITAN MACHINERY, PART FOR MAN LIFT 99.69; WAGE WORKS, MONTHLY SERVICE FEE 125.00; WALKER REFUSE, GARBAGE 77.54; CLAIR BECK, MILEAGE 86.75; TEACHER SALARIES, ELEMEMENTARY 41,101.27; TEACHER SALARIES, HIGH SCHOOL 14,598.49; INDIAN EDUCATION 1,336.48; PRE SCHOOL SALARIES 956.91; TITLE II A SALARIES 4,631.62; GUIDANCE SALARY 4,388.52; TITLE I SALARIES 21,476.30; OFFICES OF THE SUPT., PRINCIPAL AND BUSINESS MANAGER 18,931.54; TECHNOLOGY, 3,546.17; LIBRARY 118.41; OPERATION OF PLANT SALARIES 7,943.10; TEMPORARY SALARIES OPERATION OF PLANT 83.11; PUPIL TRANSPORTATION 2,523.24; EXTRA CURRICULAR TRANSPORTATION 877.75; COMPENSATED ABSENCE 2,042.47; EXTRA CURRICULAR 266.84; SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS & MILEAGE 1,700.04; AMERICAN FAMILY LIFE ASSURANCE CO, CC/IC INS W/H 1,754.56; WASHINGTON NATIONAL INSURANCE CO, W/H 208.70; BENEFIT MALL, SD, LIFE INS W/H 655.08; BREIT LAW OFFICES 100.00; MG TRUST COMPANY, 403(B) W/H 1,090.00; CREDIT COLLECTION BUREAU, W/H 38.96; DELTA DENTAL INS., GROUP DENTAL, 4,155.62; KADOKA SCHOOL T&A CAFETERIA ACCT., PAYFLEX W/H 717.00; KADOKA SCHOOL T&A FIT/FICA ACCT., TAX 43,878.96; SD RETIREMENT SYSTEM, TR AND MATCH. 23,427.21; S.D. SCHOOL DISTRICT BENEFIT FUND, GROUP HEALTH 41,311.88 CAPITOL OUTLAY FUND: AMICK SOUND, INSTALLATION 12,355.00; BUDGET BLINDS, BLINDS 6,022.00; CENTURY BUSINESS PRODUCTS, ELEM COPIER 6,042.00; DEERE & COMPANY, HS BOOKS 450.98; FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF OMAHA, BOOKS 1,911.34; GOLDENWEST TECHNOLOGIES, ACCESS CONTROL 14,761.91; IXL LEARNING, SITE LICENSE 1,650.00; KADOKA CITY, AUDITORIUM LEASE 4,000.00; KADOKA CITY WATER DEPT., KADOKA SCHOOL 106.98; KONST MACHINE & WELDING, SIGN STAND 1,339.76; LACREEK ELECTRIC ASSN, LV SCHOOL 175.82; MIDWEST COOP, KADOKA SCHOOL 1,208.00; SCHOOL SPECIALITY, DESK & SUPPLIES 1,383.85; OIEN IMPLEMENT, BUS GARAGE RENT 600.00; PARKER SCHOOL SYSTEM, SPANISH BOOKS 256.87; TOWN OF MIDLAND, WATER & SEWER 25.00; WEST CENTRAL ELEC COOP, KADOKA & MIDLAND 3,513.19; WEST RIVER ELEC ASSOC, INTERIOR SCHOOL 197.87; WR/LJ WATER SYSTEM, INTERIOR SCHOOOL 22.50 SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND: BONENBERGER, PAMELA, REIMBURSEMENT FOR ACCREDIDATION 250.00; DISCOUNT FUEL, GAS 87.87; FIRST NATIONAL BANK OMAHA, SUPPLIES 208.82; HM RECEIVABLES CO LLC, TESTS 256.83; KASD T&A, SPED SUPPLIES 1,044.95; MCGRAW HILL CO, SPED BOOKS 2,294.83; NCS PEARSON, SPED SUPPLIES 1,240.59; PEOPLE'S MARKET, SUPPLIES 15.44; PRO ED, BOOKS 855.80; REGULAR SALARIES 11,335.51; SCHOOL SPECIALTIES, PRE SCHOOL SPED SUPPLIES 192.46 FOOD SERVICE: CASH-WA DISTRIBUTING, FOOD 1,292.28; DEAN FOODS, MILK 190.05; EARTHGRAINS BAKING CO, BREAD 72.20; MILLER'S GARABAGE, KITCHEN GARBAGE 76.00; PEOPLE'S MARKET, FOOD 71.41; REGULAR SALARIES 1,393.31; US FOOD SERVICE, INTERIOR 979.87; KADOKA 3,150.32 SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT: Supt. Hermann reported on district accreditation and the desk audit the school district is going through as part of the process. A staff member has been called to active duty and a long term sub has been hired. Mr. Hermann reported on the fire alarm system installation at the Wanblee CAP office, students will now be able to resume after school programs in that building. Bussing the children to Kadoka from Wanblee for after school over the summer went well. Mr. Hermann provided information on the public meetings that have been held on the outlying libraries. The county had previously proposed a committee to be made up of two county commissioners and two school board members, president Dan VanderMay appointed Ken Lensegrav and himself to the committee. Mr. Herman presented a letter written from the state librarian working towards a solution to the current situation. Additional funds have been put into the budget in the event the county would choose to not fund the libraries after December 31, 2013. PRINCIPALS’ REPORTS: Mr. Nemecek reported the collection of keys from staff and the use of the new key fobs for added school security. Open houses were better attended at some attendance centers than others. Due to medical issues there has been a student request to do home study while working through medical problems, the student plans to return to the attendance center previously attended when the medical problems have been resolved. Mr. Nemecek gave the following numbers for enrollment: Kadoka Elementary 114, Interior Elementary 49, Midland Elementary 20, and Long Valley Elementary 44. There is a student transferring from Kadoka to Midland this in district transfer was approved before school started, but due to family medical issues this student didn’t transfer until now. Mr. Nemecek reported that it has been a good start to the school year and he has been able to do walk throughs of all of the classrooms. Mr. Seiler reported that he would like to form a dress code committee for the 2014-2015 school year. There are 54 children enrolled in Kadoka middle school and 88 students in high school. Homecoming week has many fun activities going on; there will not be a burning of the “K”, but rather a car smash which will be a fund raiser for the Make a Wish Foundation. Mr. Seiler reported on the dual credit strait line courses that students are taking. These classes will be accepted at any of the state accredited post secondary schools. Mr. Seiler also reported on extracurricular contracts that are still open and those that have been filled. According to the parent title survey, middle school parents would like to see practice be held after school for those students. BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS: Policy committee reported that there are a large number of Preschool, Jr. Kindergarten, and Kindergarten children. CITIZENS INPUT HEARING: agenda items) No input. ACTION ITEMS: BUDGET: Dale Christensen moved to adopt Resolution #36-01-0912 as follows: Let it be resolved, that the School Board of the Kadoka Area School District, after duly considering the proposed budget and its changes thereto, to be published in accordance with SDCL 13-11-2, hereby approves and adopts (Non its proposed budget and changes thereto, to be its annual budget for fiscal year July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 See budget changes below. Mark Williams seconded the motion, motion carried. Ross Block moved to recognize volunteers for workers compensation purposes including but not limited to concession and activity volunteers, class room volunteers and referees. The motion was seconded by Dale Christensen and carried. Ken Lensegrav moved to approve the agreement with 21st Century. Dawn Rasmussen seconded the motion, motion carried. Dawn Rasmussen moved to approve a grant application. Mark Williams seconded the motion, motion carried. Mark Williams moved to approve the home study request. Motion was seconded by Dawn Rasmussen and carried. Policy Changes: First Reading: Door Security First Reading: Junior Kindergarten Executive Session: Ken Lensegrav made the motion to go into executive session for personnel matters at 8:00 P.M; the motion was seconded by Dale Christensen and carried. The board came out of executive session at 8:15 P.M. Ross Block made a motion to offer Lisa Osburn, Special Education Teacher a contract in the amount of $35,250. The motion was seconded by Mark Williams and carried. Ken Lensegrav made a motion to offer Greg Norris the extracurricular band contract in the amount of $1,870.00. The motion was seconded by Dale Christensen and carried. The next meeting will be October 9th 7 P.M. at the Kadoka school. Ken Lensegrav made a motion to adjourn. The motion was seconded by Ross Block and carried. Dan VanderMay, President Jo Beth Uhlir, Business Manager [Published September 26, 2013, at the total approximate cost of $198.21] FOR ADOPTION GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES: 1111 ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTION 1131 HIGH SCHOOL INSTRUCTION 2129 GUIDANCE 2529 OFFICE OF BUSINESS MANAGER 2549 OPERATION OF PLANT 2229 LIBRARY/RDTN (EDUCATIONAL MEDIA SERVICES) 6950 CHEERLEADING/PEP CLUB TOTAL GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES GENERAL FUND REVENUES REVENUE LOCAL SOURCES 1110 AD VALOREM 5110 TRANSFERS IN FROM IMPACT AID TOTAL GENERAL FUND REVENUES CAPITAL OUTLAY EXPENSES 2549 OPERATION OF PLANT TOTAL CAPITAL OUTLAY EXPENDITURES CAPITAL OUTLAY REVENUES TRANSFERS FROM IMPACT AID SPECIAL EDUCATION EXPENSES 1224 RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS 1221 MILD TO MODERATE DISABILITIES 1222 PROGRAMS FOR SEVERE DISABILITIES 2159 SPEECH SERVICES TOTAL SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND EXPENDETURES SPECIAL EDUCATION REVENUES REVENUE LOCAL SOURCES 1110 AD VALOREM TAXES REVENUE STATE SOURCES 3129 GRANT DEPT OF SP ED TOTAL SPECIAL EDUCATION REVENUES IMPACT AID FUND: IMPACT AID EXPENDETURES/USES: 8110 TRANSFERS TO OTHER FUNDS 4111 APPLIED CASH ON HAND PENSION FUND EXPENDITURES 4800 RETIREMENT TOTAL PENSION FUND EXPENDITURES PENSION FUND REVENUES 1110 AD VALOREM TOTAL PENSION FUND REVENUES The adopted annual budgets are as follows: General Fund: 3,527,884.00 Capitol Outlay: 522,250.00 Special Education: 482,087.00 Pension Fund: 61,389.00 Tax levies certified to the county auditor will be as follows: General Fund: Maximum Capital Outlay: 225,666.00 Special Education: 327,627.00 Pension: Maximum 285,384.00 -23,746.00 CHANGE

Notice is hereby given that the Jackson County Commissioners are accepting sealed bids on the following supplies for the period of October 17, 2013 through April 15, 2014. The supplies to be bid are as follows: Bulk No. 1 Diesel for county equipment at shop tanks. Bulk No. 2 Diesel for county buildings and county equipment at shop tanks and on job sites. Bulk lead free gasoline for county equipment at shop tanks and on job sites. Bulk ethanol gasoline for county equipment at shop tanks and on job sites. Bulk Propane for county buildings. Lead free gasoline and ethanol gasoline for Courthouse maintenance and Sheriff’s Dept. and Director of Equalization vehicles to be purchased as needed at supplier’s pumps. Fuel and gasoline bids are to be fixed price bids. Competitive quotations may also be provided for negotiating a contract as per SDCL 5-18-25. All bids and competitive quotations shall be for the time period specified above. All bids and quotations must be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked “Fixed Price Bid” or “Competitive Quotation”, and must be filed in the Jackson County Auditor’s Office, 700 Main Street, P O Box 280, Kadoka, SD 57543 by 2:15 p.m., Friday, October 4, 2013. Bids will be opened at 2:30 p.m., Friday, October 4, 2013. For further information contact the Jackson County Highway Department (837-2410), or Jackson County Auditor’s Office (8372422). The Board of Jackson County Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or quotations, and to accept the bid or quotation that is in the best interest of Jackson County. Vicki D. Wilson Jackson County Auditor [Published September 26 & October 3, 2013, at an estimated cost of $41.88]

INVITATION TO BIDDERS Hail Damage Repairs City-Owned Property Kadoka, South Dakota
Notice is hereby given that sealed bids for hail damage repairs to city-owned buildings will be received by the City of Kadoka, South Dakota at the City Finance Office until 4:00 p.m. (MDT) on Friday, October 11, 2013. A detailed listing of all damages to be repaired, plus a recap sheet are available at the City’s Finance Office located at 705 9th Avenue or by mail at PO Box 58, Kadoka, SD 57543. Bids may be submitted for any or all of the following buildings and locations to be repaired. The buildings to be bid upon are as follows: A. Auditorium (location 1): Bid envelope must be labeled “Auditorium Repair” B. Bar & Swimming Pool (locations 2 & 8): Bid envelope must be labeled “Bar & Swimming Pool Repair” C. Pump Houses & Shop/Garage (locations 4, 5 & 16): Bid envelope must be Labeled “Pump Houses & Shop/Garage Repair” D. Fire Hall (location 6): Bid envelope must be labeled “Fire Hall Repair” E. Museum (location 7): Bid envelope must be labeled “Museum Repair” F. Rodeo Grounds Buildings (locations 9 through 12 and 14 & 15): Bid envelope must be labeled “Rodeo Grounds Repair” G. Transfer Station (location 18): Bid envelope must be labeled: “Transfer Station Repair” Bids will be opened and read aloud at 7:15 p.m. (MDT) on Monday, October 14, 2013, and award made as soon as possible. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities therein and reserves the right to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder as they so determine. There must be enclosed with each bid a draft, certified check or cashier’s check certified or issued by a state or national bank domiciled in South Dakota, payable to the order of the City of Kadoka in the amount of at least 5 percent or, in lieu thereof, a bid bond of at least 10 percent of the amount of the bid as a guarantee that the bidder will enter into the proposed contract and furnish the required performance bonds. Each bid must be accompanied by a certificate of insurance with minimum liability coverage of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00). Pursuant to State law, a copy of the bidder’s sales and use tax license and a copy of the bidder’s excise tax license as issued by the state of South Dakota must accompany the bid. In lieu of a copy of the license, the bidder shall submit appropriate evidence that the bidder and all affiliates have the appropriate licenses. The beginning date for these projects will begin upon the award of the bid and must be completed within 180 days of the event, which was July 30, 2013. If the weather becomes a negative factor, the City may request an extension for an additional 180 days. However, all repairs must be completed prior to July 30, 2014. Questions regarding this project and repair specifications should be directed to: Patty Ulmen, Finance Officer at 605-8372229. [Published September 19 & 26, October 3, 2013 at the total approximate cost $94.56]

Members present: Dan VanderMay, Dawn Rasmussen, Dale Christensen, Ross Block, Ken Lensegrav, and Mark Williams. Also Present: Supt. Jamie Hermann; Jo Beth Uhlir, business manager; Jeff Nemecek and George Seiler, principals. Visitors present: Robyn Jones and Tasha Peters. All motions are unanimous unless otherwise stated. The meeting was called to order by President Dan VanderMay at 7:00 P.M. The Consent Agenda included the following items: to approve the agenda, to approve the minutes of the August 14th, 2013 meeting; to approve the financial report; to approve the bills as presented. Ross Block moved to approve the consent agenda. Motion was seconded by Dale Christensen and carried. GENERAL FUND:GENERAL FUND: AED SUPERSTORE, HS SUPPLIES 572.00; ASBSD, REGISTRATION FEES 550.00; CENTURY BUSINESS PRODUCTS, COPIES/ PRINTER 905.00; CENTURY BUSINESS PRODUCTS, SERVICE 575.55; CHRISTENSEN, DALE, INSERVICE LUNCH 52.00; CONTEMPORARY DRAMA SERVICE, BOOKS 65.56; DEVRIES, NICOLE, TEST REIMBURSEMENT 40.00; DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, BOOKS 64.34; DISCOUNT FUEL, GAS & FUEL 1,606.69; EDMENTUM, TESTING PREP COARSEWARE 1,000.00; ERNIES BUILDING CENTER, SUPPLIES 237.98; FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF OMAHA, SUPPLIES 1,462.31; REGISTRATION FEES 1,000.00; TRAVEL 827.28; FROMM'S HARDWARE, REPAIRS AND SUPPLIES 2,145.41; HANDRAHAN, JOE, REPAIRS 9,803.36; HARLOW'S SCHOOL BUS SERVICE, BUS DRIVER TRAINING 120.00; HEARTLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT, MIDLAND SCHOOL 60.00; HILLYARD, JANITORIAL SUPPLIES 80.00; HUMAN RELATIONS MEDIA, GUIDANCE MATERIALS 142.95; KADOKA CLINIC, BUS DRIVER PHYSICALS 300.00; JW PEPPER, HS MUSIC 111.99; KASD T&A, B/G CHECKS 216.25; REGISTRATION FEES 165.00; REFS & MILEAGE 801.60; ENTRY FEES 30.00; POSTAGE 15.35; ELEM SUPPLIES 76.30; TRAVEL 139.00; KADOKA CITY TRANSFER STATION, AUGUST RUBBLE 64.70; KADOKA PRESS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ADVERTISING 1,440.98; LEARNING SOLUTIONS, SOFTWARE 2,750.00; LONG VALLEY BOOSTER CLUB, CUSTODIAL SERVICES 200.00; MIDWEST COOP, PUPIL TRASPORTATION 3,238.44; MILLER'S GARBAGE, GARBAGE 261.20; MOSES BLDG CENTER, REPAIRS 1,192.52; NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, MEMBERSHIP DUES 85.00; NATIONAL INDIAN IMPACTED SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION,

960,938.00 378,716.00 97,745.00 155,259.00 250,590.00 13,027.00 2,625.00 1,858,900.00

13,261.00 -33,198.00 571.00 1,406.00 23,746.00 5,709.00 1,000.00 12,495.00

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Jackson County Commissioners are holding a public auction to dispose of surplus property as per SDCL 6-13. A surplus real estate auction will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 4, 2013. The real estate auction will be held at the Jackson County Courthouse, 700 Main Street, Kadoka, SD. The following items to be sold at public auction are parcels of real estate on which the ad valorem taxes became delinquent and Jackson County obtained tax deed upon the parcels or quit claim was issued to Jackson County. All parcels are located in Jackson County, South Dakota. Lots 7, 8, 9, 10,11, 12, Block 2, Town of Cottonwood Lot 6, Block 5, Town of Cottonwood Lot 8, Block 6, Town of Cottonwood

597,990.00 430,492.00 1,028,482.00

3.00 12,492.00 12,495.00

164,300.00 164,300.00

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Lots 10, 11, 12, Block 6, Town of Cottonwood Lot 3, Block 10, Ingham Addition, Town of Cottonwood Lot 3, Block 11, Ingham Addition, Town of Cottonwood Lot 1, Section 11, Township 3 South, Range 24 East Lot 14, Block 8, Searby Addition, Town of Wanblee Lots 9, 10, Block 11, Searby Addition, Town of Wanblee Terms: Cash date of sale - - All payments to be made at Jackson County Treasurer’s Office. All appropriate taxes will be applied at time of payment to the Treasurer. Real estate filing fees of $30.00 per parcel to be paid immediately to the Register of Deeds by buyer of real estate. Call 605-837-2422 (Auditor) for additional information. [Published September 26 & October 3, 2013, at an estimated cost of $44.60]

14,000.00 159,133.00 190,224.00 71,138.00 434,495.00

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1,000.00 328,377.00

1,000.00 12,347.00

GENERAL FUND: Checking account balance, beginning: 1,037.57; Transfer into account: (from MMDA account) 238,000.00; Receipts: Jackson Co. Treasurer, taxes 2,103.24; Haakon Co. Treasurer, taxes 70.26; County apportionment 3,491.56; BankWest, interest 126.48; First National Midland, int. 89.15; State of SD, state aid 103,667.00; Admissions 715.00; Activity Participation Fees 440.00; US Dept of Ed, Indian Ed 2,051.58; State of SD, rural utilities 82,254.66; State of SD, Title I 42,121.00; State of SD, REAP 8,442.00; Rental 1.00; Other 264.44; Total receipts:

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SD Stockgrowers to host 122nd annual convention
South Dakota Stockgrowers Association is set to host the 122nd Annual Convention and Tradeshow and will be joined by the SD Cattlewomen on September 27 and 28 at the Best Western Ramkota Convention Center in Rapid City. The two-day convention will feature a long line-up of speakers and panelists along with policy discussions, annual business meetings for both organizations and several other activities. Jolene Brown, Top Ten Mistakes Families Make, will be headlining the convention this year. She is a champion for family agriculture and a family business consultant that is sure to keep everyone's attention. Jolene Brown understands the unique challenges facing parents, siblings, in-laws and "outlaws" who work together on multi-generational agriculture operations. She brings a humorous twist to the very serious business of estate planning and generational transfers on family operations. Her presentation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 28. Friday's program will feature Margaret Byfield of the American Stewards of Liberty at 10:30 a.m., discussing the issues of private property rights and the federal government as well as her father, Wayne Hage's legacy of private property rights. American National Cattlewomen President Barbara Jackson will speak at the Friday luncheon along with SDSU Dean of Agriculture Barry Dunn who will discuss the effort to build a new Cow/Calf research facility at their campus. Other topics and speakers on Friday include Mike Lees from SD DENR, Ty Eschenbaum, SD Dept of Ag Value-Added Ag division, Stockgrowers Executive Director Silvia Christen discussing 2014 legislative priorities, and a brand and theft committee meeting. R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard will address the Friday evening banquet. Saturday's events include a presentation by State Veterinarian Dr. Oedekoven and Courtney De La Rosa of the SD Dept of Ag discussing proposed Animal Welfare legislation, presentations by SD GF&P officials, and the annual business meeting of the SD Stockgrower members will vote on policy and board leadership. Featured speakers on Saturday will include SD Secretary of State Lucas Lentsch and United States Senator John Thune has been invited to address the evening banquet. The convention will wrap up on Saturday evening with an awards banquet, scholarship presentation and an auction. Activities for children including a pool party, and babysitting will be available for children of any convention attendees. There is no charge for the youth activities. "We have a great agenda of guests and information this year and I invite everyone to join us," Shane Kolb, President of the SD Stockgrowers Association said. For an agenda, please visit our websit www.southdakotastockgrowers.org

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Doing Things Right While recently conducting sunflower surveys quite a distance from my office, I stopped in a farmyard to ask where I might find sunflower fields in the area. The farmer/rancher was very helpful and asked if I would let him know what I came up with for a yield estimate as he had a good percentage of them contracted. As we visited, the topic of private crop consultants came up and he highly complimented the agronomist who monitored his fields on a weekly basis and provided recommendations. He made the statement that his wheat yields had doubled since he had hired his crop consultant. He had purchased a newer model row crop planter for that season and was confident that his seed placement and spacing was greatly improved. He also relayed a couple of recommendations that he had refused to follow during the drought of 2012, because he thought his crop had such low yield potential and he resisted putting any more money into a crop that he had little hopes for. At harvest time, the weeds he had received the recommendation to spray were in the best area of the field, but the yield in that part of the field was the lowest, and he was sure it was due to the weeds he hadn’t sprayed. In a nutshell, this producer said that without a doubt, the money he pays for crop consulting is well worth it. As his wife said, “if you’re not going to do what they recommend, why did you hire them?” This is a tremendous testament to the crop consulting firm and the agronomists they have on staff, as well as evidence that following good production practices pays off. This is also a testament to South Dakota State University, where his agronomist received his college education.

Bob Fanning, Plant Pathology Field Specialist 842-1267
Hiring crop consulting services is not for every farmer, but does seem to be becoming more common. As farms become larger, so do the demands on the farm managers’ time and expertise. There seems to be an endless array of weeds, herbicide options, insect pests, diseases, fertilizer products, production practices and other things a farm manager needs to know in order to stay on top of their game. Some farmers are very good at keeping up with the latest information and feel comfortable scouting fields and making decisions, while others prefer to hire someone to do this for them. Whether you hire your agronomy services or prefer to go on your own, stay informed by attending that chemical, seed or Extension meeting that’s offered. You’ll almost certainly learn something you can use. Even if you hire a crop consultant, being informed helps you ask intelligent questions. The bottom line; doing things right can pay big dividends. Calendar 10/8/2013: Drought Risk Management Workshop, 9:00 a.m., The Nature Conservancy’s Whitney Preserve, Hot Springs 10/9/2013: Drought Risk Management Workshop, 9:00 a.m., SDSU Extension Center, Lemmon 10/10/2013: Drought Risk Management Workshop, 9:00 a.m., Lucy’s, Gettysburg 10/11/2013: Drought Risk Management Workshop, 9:00 a.m., SDSU Extension Center, Winner

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Insuring winter wheat for 2014
More than 90 percent of wheat acres in South Dakota were covered by Revenue Protection during the 2013 crop year. For producers who plan to enroll 2014 winter wheat acres in crop protection, insurance and marketing decisions are going to be a bit different from in the past, said Matthew Diersen, Professor & SDSU Extension Risk/Business Management Specialist. Diersen said the deadline to purchase or change winter wheat coverage is Sept. 30 in South Dakota. Most wheat is insured in the state, so the main choice this time of year is often related to the yield election level. Producers have until Oct. 15 to plant winter wheat with full coverage. The price discovery period spans from Aug. 15 to Sep. 14 and uses the Kansas City September 2014 futures price. "That price has been averaging sharply lower than the insurance price from a year ago. The recent history of projected and harvest prices are shown in the table," Diersen said. "The projected price determines the base for both Yield Protection and Revenue Protection coverage." Diersen said the volatility in the futures price has been lower this year than its five-year average of 0.29 and suggests with lower premium rates for 2014 that producers consider increasing the coverage percentage. "The lower volatility and lower price level point to lower insurance premiums compared to last year. During 2013 most wheat was insured at the 70 percent level," he said. He added that the use of revenue protection means most producers have adequate protection to allow for some preharvest wheat marketing. "The low volatility levels at the present time likely make options strategies inexpensive," he said. "In the event of higher prices by harvest, revenue protection coverage increases. As producers work on their marketing plans they should keep in mind that the insurance coverage is not unlimited, being capped at 200 percent of the base price," he said. "Covered sales, buying out-of-themoney call options, would be advised when marketing aggressively." "Winter wheat insurance settles to the average during July of the Kansas City September contract," he said. "The basis, figured as the cash price received by farmers in South Dakota minus the average futures price in July, has averaged $-0.64 per bushel during the past five years."