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No. 15

Congratulations to the following students who made the Volleyball
All Conference Team: Left, Shanna Selby (1st team All Conference)
and Teagan Engel (Honorable Mention).
Photo by Marca Samuelson

Congratulations to the following students who were just recently announced to the Football All Conference
Team: Front row, l to r: Jaelani Uthe and Tyler Hohenberger (Honorable Mention), Blaze McMurtry, Clay
Bernstein. Back row, l to r: Josh Afdahl, Sam Kennedy, Chance Escott, Chaney Keffeler.
Photo by Marcia Samuelson

Funding available for housing opportunities
South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) is
inviting developers to submit applications for funding from the
HOME Investment Partnerships
program, Housing Tax Credit
program and the Housing Opportunity Fund.
The HOME program, funded
by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,
provides funds to developers
and/or owners for acquisition,
new construction and rehabilitation of affordable housing.
SDHDA has $3.8 million available for affordable single and
multifamily housing opportunities statewide.
The Internal Revenue Code of
1986 established the Housing
Tax Credit Program as an incentive for construction, rehabilitation
and
acquisition/rehabilitation
of
housing for low-income households. Developers of housing tax
credit projects typically raise equity capital for their projects by
syndicating tax credits to investors. SDHDA, as the credit-issuing agency, has $2.8 million
available this year.

The Housing Opportunity
Fund promotes economic development by expanding the supply
of affordable housing targeted to
low- and moderate-income families. The Housing Opportunity
Fund may be used for new construction, the purchase and rehabilitation
of
rental
or
homeownership housing, housing preservation, homelessness
prevention activities and community land trusts. SDHDA, as
the administering agency, anticipates having $2.25 million
available for allocation.
The HOME Program, Housing Tax Credit and Housing Opportunity Fund allocation plans
and application forms can be
found on SDHDA’s website at
www.sdhda.org. Complete applications must be received at
SDHDA on Friday, Feb. 28 at 5
p.m. Central Time.
Call Joanne Heckenlaible at
605.773.5159 or email at
joanne@sdhda.org with your
HOME questions. Call Scott
Rounds at 605.773.4532 or email
at scott@sdhda.org with your
Housing Tax Credit or Housing
Opportunity Fund questions.

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Post Offices open Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

Gov. Daugaard’s
Column

Most will close early, collection box mail may be collected earlier
Post Offices nationwide will
be open Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, and New Year’s
Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31. Most Post
Offices will shorten retail lobby
hours and close at noon on those
dates. REgular mail delivery will
be unaffected by the change. The
Faith post office will close at
noon bith days.
Revised hours will be posted
at each Post Office and commercial customers are asked to check
with their business mail entry
units for specific information regarding holiday hours of operation.

Blue collection boxes having
final collection times before 12
p.m. will not be affected by these
changes. However, collection
boxes with final collection times
scheduled after that may be collected early. Therefore, mail
should be deposited into these
mailboxes by 12 p.m. for early
pickup Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. Customers requiring postal services
later on those days are encouraged to contact their local Post
Office. Custmers may also call
1.800.ASK.USPS for addtional
information.
Areas where Post Offices may

Keep up with your city,
school, and county...
Read the Legals

have different hours from this
schedule will isue local media
announcments specific to their
locations.
Post Offices will be closed Dec.
25 and Jan. 1. Only Priority Mail
Express will be delivered on
Christmas Day and New Year’s
Day. All Post Offices will be open
and regular mail delivery will resume Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.
For the most up-to-date holiday
information,
go
to
usps.com/holidaynews. There
you’ll find holiday mailing and
shipping deadlines, packing tips
and information about Letters to
Santa. Infomriton is also included about all of the Postal
Service’s holiday forever stamps,
including Christmas: Holy Family Stamp, Virgin and Child by
Jan Gossaert, Eid Stamp, Gingerbread Houses, Global Evergreen Wreath International
Hanukkah
Stamp,
Stamp,
Kwanzaa Stamp and Poinsettia
Stamps.
The Postal Service receives no
tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of
postage, products and services to
fund its operations.

Tuition Freeze

The cost of higher education
across the country has risen
much faster than the rate of inflation over the past few decades.
Higher education is less affordable now than it has been in a
very long time. Although South
Dakota institutions are less expensive than most in the rest of
the country, we should still
strive to keep higher education
affordable.
Today’s jobs are increasingly
requiring a higher percentage of
workers who have education beyond a high school diploma.
South Dakota will need more
graduates with everything from
technical certificates to Ph.Ds.
To continue adding high paying
jobs in innovative fields, the
state must have the educated
workers companies need.
Nursing, welding, machining
and accounting are just a few of
the areas where South Dakota
needs a larger workforce. A common theme tying these careers
together is the need for additional education after high

school. 
Students also reap tremendous benefits from higher education. People who earn a degree
after high school earn higher
wages throughout their lives
than those with no advanced degree. 
When I was in college, I
worked every summer, and also
had part-time jobs during the
school year. Working to help pay
for one’s own educational costs is
a good thing; we all value those
things for which we must work.
Still, we must ensure that the
cost of higher education does not
rise to a level at which students
are unable to afford it.
My budget this year includes
funds to hold down tuition at our
universities and at our technical
institutes. I also hope to move
this conversation to the forefront
of policy discussions for the years
to come. Higher education in
South Dakota is a vital piece for
the future of this state and we
must ensure that all South
Dakotans can afford the investment. 

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Holistic Management Workshops
set for McIntosh and Eagle Butte
The South Dakota Grasslands
Coalition, Corson, Perkins,
Dewey, Ziebach, and Tri-County
Conservation Districts, Tatanka
RC&D, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service
have rescheduled their 3 day Holistic Resource Management
Workshops.  One will be held
Tuesday, January 7 through
Thursday, January 9, 2014 from
10:00 AM to 5:30 PM each day at
the Cheyenne River Motel Conference Room in Eagle Butte,
South Dakota.  The second one
will be held Wednesday, January
15 through Friday, January 17,
2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
each day at the McIntosh City
Hall in McIntosh, South
Dakota. 
These workshops are being

presented by Joshua Dukart, a
land and livestock manager from
Bismarck, ND. He is a Certified
Educator of Holistic Management who speaks and teaches
regularly throughout the United
States and Canada.  With his
current ranching activities and
diverse experiences teaching and
consulting, he will share real-life
examples of Holistic Management in action.
Holistic Management is a new
management approach helping
people improve their quality of
life, generate wealth and manage their resources. It’s a process
of goal setting, decision making
and monitoring that people
throughout the world are using
to restore vitality to their
ranches, businesses, communi-

ties, and the natural resources
we all depend on.
These workshops are highly
recommended for producers by
past participants.  Kayla Anderson, Lemmon, SD who attended
this workshop said, “It really
made us think more outside the
box of how we run our operation.
We learned that there really is
no wrong way of doing things
and to be more proactive with
our thinking ahead instead of
being reactive to possible outcomes to situations.”
The cost of the workshops includes a textbook, workbook,
lunch and breaks. Each ranch
may bring one additional participant at an addtional smaller
cost.  Class sizes are limited to
30 people, so call now to pre-register.  To pre-register or for more
details, call Ryan Beer at NRCS
Office in Bison, SD at 605-2445222 Ext 3.

Rep. Kristi Noem’s
Weekly Column
Time to bring the Farm Bill home
It’s hard to meet a South
Dakotan who isn’t in some way
tied to agriculture. That’s not incredibly surprising when you
consider that the industry contributes $21 billion to our state
economy each year.  
That contribution is important. An economist for the state
Bureau of Finance and Management recently argued that agriculture helped South Dakota
weather the economic recession
better than almost any state in
the nation. So, when Congress
starts talking about a farm bill
that will set the legislative landscape for our number one industry as well as address food policy,
forestry policy and much, much
more, we know we’re talking
about a bill that will impact
every South Dakotan’s life.
Over the last few weeks, Congress has made significant
progress on the Farm Bill and
we are on track to pass a full,
five-year bill in the early part of
next year.  We have come to a
preliminary agreement on the
framework of that bill and the
negotiators know what reforms
they’d like to make. Now, it is a
matter of making sure all the
numbers add up.
To do that, the draft framework was sent to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office,
which has provided estimates on
how much farm bill provisions
will cost as well as the savings
produced by the included reforms.  With these numbers in
hand, the lead negotiators can
now make adjustments to ensure
all the numbers work out so that
we can finally finalize the bill. It
will take a few weeks for legal
counsel and budget experts to re-

view the legislation and make
sure it is ready to become law,
but we’re on track to finalize a
full, five-year farm bill in the
early part of 2014. 
Like many reading this column today, I am frustrated with
the speed of the process, but
we’re making progress and many
of the provisions that are important to South Dakota are remaining intact.
For instance, the proposed
framework ensures supplemental crop insurance programs are
market oriented.  In other words,
the proposal is written so that
government policies don’t sway
producers’ planting decisions.
We’ve also made some meaningful reforms to the food stamp

provisions that will help uphold
the integrity of the program
while making sure those families
who need support get the help
they need.
Additionally, the preliminary
agreement includes support for
livestock disaster programs that
will help those in western South
Dakota who suffered catastrophic livestock losses earlier
this year.
I know how important this
legislation is to South Dakota. It
impacts every single one of our
families in some way or another.
We are making progress and a
five-year farm bill is fully in our
sights. I’m ready to bring this
bill home.

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Page 4 • December 18, 2013 • The Faith Independent

Opal Area News

November Students Of The Month

By Kay Ingalls
Monday Dwayne and Hope Vig
had appointments in Rapid City.
On the way home they were on
their last leg of the trip when
snow and wind took the visibility
to zero. The last 6 miles were very
slow and they got stuck in a snow
drift at the hanger which is about
a mile from the house. After walking home the wind let up. The
next day Merle and Hope were in
Rapid City with similar conditions coming home except they
were driving in daylight.
John Heidler was in Faith on
business several times this week,
and Carmen Heidler went to
Rapid City and Sturgis on Thursday and was home in time to go
into Faith for the Christmas Concert that granddaughter Harlie
Jo participated in.
Marlin and Ethel Ingalls went
to White Owl on Thursday to help
granddaughter Jodi and Nathan
Howie with putting a new door on
their house.
Friday Karen Brennan hosted
the Opal Ladies sewing group at
her festive home. Carmen Heidler
said a good crowd attended and
was a fun day.
Friday Tracy and Kay Ingalls
left for Rapid City to get some
forenoon shopping done. Rod and
Howard came later as Howard,
Kay and Tracy all had appointments. We were joined by Rita
Bestgen and she had lunch with

Rod and Tracy while we were
having our appointments. Rod
and Howard came on home but
we gals went back to shopping.
Tracy and I stayed overnight and
did some early Saturday morning
shopping and was all done by
noon. It was a good thing as it
was a nice day and I have never
seen so many people in Rapid
City even through stock show
time. Glad to get out of there
when we did.
Dwayne, Zona, Hope and
Merle Vig joined many others to
take in the Opal School Christmas Program on Friday evening.
It was held at the Opal Community Church because the Opal
Hall had no heat or electricity.
Zona said it was a top notch performance again.
Sunday after church visitors at
John and Carmen Heidler's were
the Casey Voss family. Lesmeister was also there for visiting and
all stayed for dinner and enjoying
their dancing Christmas Tree.
Jason Ingalls was a dinner
guest at the OJ Heidler home on
Sunday. The guys did some wild
life calling in the afternoon. Coyotes are thick around here, until
you go hunting for them.
Seriously thinking of not writing any Opal news for next year.
Not many want to share. Would
like to have more community included.

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I would like to say a Big Thank you to
Terry from Prairie Vista Inn, Nikki and
Keanna for the help decorating the
gazebo, and Blake at Lynn’s Dakotamart
for donating the tree.
Dorothy Fisher

Having the opportunity to work in a community
like this one is a blessing! I just wanted to say
thank you for giving me the opportunity and for doing business
at the pharmacy while I was there! I’ve decided to go back to
pharmacy school and continue my education! My last day
at Vilas is this Friday, December 20th. I will miss everyone!
You have made my job here very enjoyable and given me
an unforgettable experience! Thank you for that!
Sincerely Grace Haines

Tristan Kennedy is a very good
model student, she is very honest
and reliable. She is very kind, respectful, and always willing to
help others. Tristan always listens and is prepared for class.
Photo courtesy of Alison Grueb

Olivia Spencer is polite and has
very good manners. She is always responsible when it comes
to her homework. And she always listens and follows the directions in the classroom and on
the playground.
Photo courtesy of Alison Grueb

Kambelle Schauer is respectful,
kind, and always friendly to
everyone she comes in contact
with. Kambelle always gets her
work done and tries very hard to
learn whatever material is being
taught.
Photo courtesy of Alison Grueb

Lady Horns start off their season with a win!
By Katie Bogue and Kassidy Inghram
The Lady Longhorns started
the season with a great start. Friday, December 13, the Longhorns
played the Hettinger Night
Hawks at home. Overall the JV
played very well. They were 50%
inside the arc and 33% behind the
arc. Brooklyn Schauer was the
high scorer with 10 points. Kailyn
Groves had 10 total rebounds.

Sophomore Katie Bogue said, “We
had a really good game. We
worked together and got better
throughout the game.” The final
score: 37 to 22.
The varsity team also had a good
game wining with a score of 51 to
35. They were 50% from inside
the arc, and 31% from outside the
arc. The leading scorer was

Shanna Selby with 17 points and
was also the player of the game
acording to the Hettinger radio
station. Michaelah Martin had 7
total rebounds with 1 block. Ashton Delbridge had 14 points with
4 total rebounds, the coaches
thought that she had a great
game. Freshman Shali Sheridan
said, “We played pretty good for
the first game of the season.
There are still things we can work
on. We have to take better care of
the ball and continue to work
hard
everyday.”
Coach
Carmichael said, “We played extremely hard and we were really
tight that is the reason we had a
few more turnovers than we
would have liked.”

Heartland
Waste
Management
will be picking
up garbage in
Faith
Wed., Dec. 25
& Wed., Jan.
1st

December 18, 2013 • The Faith Independent •

Central Meade County
News
By Sandy Rhoden
Central Meade County News
The temperatures were warm
enough for Bob Barry and others
to put up Christmas lights on
their houses on Sunday afternoon. The last part of the week
gave way to some relief from very
cold temperatures that December
welcomed us with.
However, last Monday night
turned to white out type conditions for folks traveling home
from Rapid City or Sturgis. Floyd
and Donna Cammack spent an
hour and a half getting from Hwy
34 to their home, twelve miles up
Stoneville Road. Larry Rhoden
and Aaron Pilcher drove slowly
home in white out conditions from
Rapid City that night. Tammy
and Dallis Basil decided to play it
safe and turn back to spend the
night in a hotel in Rapid.
The girls, rural traveling team
finished its last basketball game
last week in Union Center. The
boys will begin their season now.
Tumbling for girls in rural
Meade County began on Monday
night. If one is still interested in
participating they may call Sandy
Rhoden at 985-5461 or Melanie
Cammack at 985-5289.
Martin and Arlene Ketelsen
became grandparents to Liam
Theodore Ketelsen on Friday, December 13. Merlyn Ketelsen, and
his wife, Gerecel, were blessed
with a baby boy who was born
near Sanford, North Carolina and
weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20
inches long. Martin and Arlene
will be waiting to see their new
grandson in February or March
when the little family returns to
South Dakota for a visit. Liam
joins his four year old sister,
Mariah, at home.
Kathryn Spring has been
spending a great deal of time at
her daughter Susans to help out
with Norman and other duties.
He is able to stand, but it is a slow
process. Kathryn may be spending more time at home as he improves.
It was a full house at the Atall
School last week for their Christmas program. It was enjoyable to
see the young men co-operating
well with teachers and other students and not missing a beat with
their lines. The girls were enjoyable to see in their beautiful
dresses and poodle skirts for a 50s
theme. There are some talented
singers and performers among
the Remington and Spring girls
that were fun for the audience to
enjoy. Some Atall families include
Rounds, Springs, Youngs, Remingtons, and Comes. Some tasty
home-made treats were enjoyed
afterward. School board member,
Dennis Chowen, was in attendance as well as Kris Hubbard.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank Kris Hubbard for
driving out to take pictures of the

Atall School Christmas program.
The 'In Touch' issue that she authors is both interesting and informative to parents, teachers,
and anyone who might be interested in what is happening in our
schools. I look forward to seeing it
each time a new 'In Touch' issue
comes out as it gives us a good
picture of what 'all' of Meade 461 looks like.
Also, attending the Atall
School program was Superintend-

ent Don Kirkegard.
The Enning/Union Center
School program was held on
Tuesday night, Dec.17.
Soldiers of the Cross met on
Wednesday night for the last time
in 2013.
A fundraiser for Larry Rhoden
will be held on New Years Eve at
the Holiday Inn Express in Sturgis. Posters and other information
will be posted in various places.
For more information one may
call Lorie Hausmann at 605-3470103, Deb Schnell at 605-347-311,
or Patty McAmis at 490-1242.
Larry is currently representing
District 29 in our State Senate
and is running for the office of
United States Senate.

Senior Citizens Menu
All meals served with milk
and bread. Menu subject to
change without notice.
Wed., Dec. 18: Parmesan
chicken, Scalloped potatoes,
Spinach salad, Mixed tropical
fruit
Thur., Dec. 19: Roast beef,
Mashed potatoes & gravy, Harvest beets, Peach crisp
Fri., Dec. 20: Applesauce
ribs, Baked potato w/sr. cream,
Parsley carrots, Strawberries
w/topping

Mon. Dec. 23: Chicken Alfredo, Harvest Beets, Cranberry
sauce, Apple juice, Fruit cocktail
Tue., Dec. 24: Baked fish,
Parsley potatoes, Glazed carrots,
Pudding, Pineapple tidbits
Wed., Dec. 25: Merry
Christmas!/No Meal
Thur., Dec. 26: Chili, Jello
w/pears, Apple
Fri., Dec. 27: Roast turkey,
Mashed potatoes & gravy, Broccoli, Cranberry sauce, Pears

Faith News
By Loretta Passolt

Temperatures were much improved this past week compared
to the week before. We were in
the 20s and 30s most of the
week. Thursday got warm
enough that some of the snow
disappeared. This Saturday,
21st, is the first day of winter.
Wonder what we have to look
forward to. More cold, but that
also means the days will start
getting longer again!
Cole Elshere had a rough time
at the NFR in Las Vegas. He
placed in the money a couple
times only. We all know he’s a
much better rider than that, he
just had some bad draws and
some tough luck. He’ll be going
back many more times. We’ll
look forward to next year. Chad
Ferley did very well in saddle
bronc and Lisa Lockhart did well
in the barrel racing. They were
the only three South Dakotans to
qualify this year.

Dave and Eldora Fischbach
spent several days at their house
in Rapid City recently. Eldora
taught a quilt class one day.
They came home Sunday, 8th,
and returned to Rapid City again
last Thursday for a few days.
The boys basketball team will
be traveling to Bison this Thursday night for a game, and will be
hosting Timber Lake on Friday
night. The girls will be hosting
McIntosh this Saturday. They’ll
be having a long break at Christmas.
Faith School students and
staff will be out of school now
until January 6th. They’ll enjoy
that!
Marge Hoffman’s son-in-law,
Ed Rook, passed away in
Billings. Services are pending in
Billings and Lemmon.
Wishing you and yours a very
Merry Christmas! Remember
the reason for the season!

W ish in g e ac h an d e ve r y on e o f m y
c u st o me r s a M e r r y C h r i st ma s!
Th a n k yo u f or yo u r
c o n ti n u e d su p p or t !
H a ve a H a p py
N ew Ye ar!

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Page 6 • December 18, 2013 • The Faith Independent

Grand River Roundup
By Betty Olson

What a difference a week
makes! Last week we had frigid
weather, -31 degrees, and snow.
There were blizzard warnings on
Monday and it started storming
here just after lunch. All events
were canceled and the kids drove
home in the snowstorm. It was
still snowing a little when Reub
and I went to Hettinger on Tuesday for wood pellets and an appointment with Mary Eggebo.
School was dismissed early in
Harding County and all events
were either postponed or canceled. It took until Wednesday to
get the mercury above zero, but
now warm weather has returned

and it’s been nice enough to turn
my chickens out again.
Taz brought his snowmobile
home from college in Chadron
Tuesday evening. He doesn’t have
any more classes until after
Christmas. Tate Gress brought
his snowmobile down on Wednesday and the boys went hunting
coyotes and fox. I don’t think they
found any, but they sure had fun.
And while I’m on the subject of
predators, did you hear about the
mountain lion GF&P shot in Wall
Tuesday? Do you suppose they
will give the dead cougar to the
city of Wall? The mountain lion
Laura Johnson ran over in the
Slim Buttes is now on display at

the Harding County courthouse!
The National Finals Rodeo was
this week in Las Vegas and if
you’ve noticed the neighbors are
looking a little blurry-eyed, it’s
because the NFR comes on TV
every night at 8:00 and doesn’t
get over until 11:00, which is way
past bedtime for most of us out
here in the country.
Taz got up early Thursday
morning to do chores while Casey
hauled some old ewes and a couple wethers to Newell. After
chores Taz left to catch a flight to
Las Vegas to watch the Finals.
Only two South Dakota cowboys
and one SD cowgirl made the Finals this year and a lot of our
neighbors are down there to
watch them. The little town of
Oelrichs sent two contestants ,
Lisa Lockhart in the barrel racing
and the new Saddle Bronc World
Champion Chad Ferley! The
other contestant from South

BLUE CHRISTMAS
Faith United Methodist Church
presents a non-denominational
Christmas service for those who
have had a loss, or just feel "blue"
during the holiday season.

Sat., Dec. 21, 7 pm
Fellowship to follow.

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Dakota is Cole Elshire from
Faith. It seems pretty strange not
having anyone from South
Dakota in the bull dogging, but
maybe next year?
West river county commissioners and county officials held their
annual noon meeting with area
legislators in Sturgis on Friday.
Legislators attending were Sen.
Larry Rhoden, Rep. Dean Wink,
Rep. Gary Cammack, and me.
Both Harding County and
Perkins County were well represented by their elected officials.
We were given a presentation on
the efforts to control the mountain pine beetle in the Black Hills.
Friday evening the Black Hills
Works held a legislative information meeting in Rapid City. Six
area legislators were able to attend, Sen. Larry Rhoden, Sen.
Jim Bradford, Rep. Jacque Sly,
Rep. Scott Craig, Rep. Brian
Gosch, and me. The disabled and
mentally handicapped from Butte
and Harding Counties are wellserved by this worthy organization. Buffalo native Dorothy
(Miller) Rosby is one of the staff
and they do a wonderful job helping the patients become productive citizens. Like so many other
organizations dependent on government money to keep going,
they are really struggling to retain staff and fund their programs. The director told us that
ObamaCare is killing Black Hills
Works and they are doing everything they can to protect their
people from the dire consequences
of the healthcare fiasco.

The legislature convenes on
January 14 and legislators are
gearing up for what could be a
very interesting session. I’m writing this and sending it off early
because I’m headed to Pierre Sunday afternoon after the Slim
Buttes Lutheran Sunday School
Christmas program for the last
Executive Board meeting before
the session starts.
With the focus on rodeo and
cowboys this week, I’ll leave you
with a cowboy joke:
A cowboy rode into town and
stopped at a saloon for a drink.
Unfortunately, the locals had a
habit of picking on strangers.
When he finished his drink, he
found his horse had been stolen.
He went back into the bar and
with a quick move of his hands he
flipped his guns into the air,
caught them above his head without even looking and fired at the
ceiling. Which one of you
sidewinders stole my hoss!?" he
yelled. No one answered.
"Alright, I'm gonna have another beer, and if my hoss ain't
back outside by the time I finish,
I'm gonna do what I done in
Texas! And I don't like to have to
do what I done in Texas!
Some of the locals shifted restlessly. He had another beer,
walked outside, and his horse was
back! As he swung up into the
saddle and started to ride out of
town, the bartender ran out of the
saloon and asked, "Say partner,
before you go - what happened in
Texas?" The cowboy turned back
and said, "I walked home."

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Sen. John Thune’s
Weekly Column

Brock Vance shows integrity,
honesty, reliability, and loyalty
that all of his classmates notice.
He stands up for what is right,
and he also shows respect of
others property. Brock works
hard, and turns his work in on
time.
Photo courtesy of Alison Grueb

Glenn Palmer: Glenn Palmer
shows up ready to work every day
and rarely misses class. He helps
out other students and always
shows respect and leadership in
the classroom.
Photo courtesy of Alison Grueb

Shali Sheridan is very reliable and
always has her work turned in on
time. She is always willing to help
her classmates out on their work.
Photo courtesy of Alison Grueb

November
Students Of
The Month

Clay Bernstein is reliable and you
can count on him to get something done. Clay is respectful of
all other students and staff members. He is responsible and always gets his assignments done
on time.
Photo courtesy of Alison Grueb

Jene Kilness is very good at
doing her schoolwork and using
her time wisely. She is very quiet
in class and works the whole period.
Photo courtesy of Alison Grueb

‘Tis the Season of Giving
Like many South Dakotans,
our family always enjoys looking
back at many of our Thune Family Christmas cards from years
past. While our daughters like to
poke fun at the hairstyles and
outfits of days gone by, the best
part of looking through the annual Christmas cards is the opportunity to reflect on the many
fond memories we have shared
as a family and the many gifts
we have been given.
As we share in the love and
friendship of our friends and
families throughout the holidays, we also remember the giving spirit of the season.
Christmas is the time when the
generosity in the hearts of South
Dakotans is most on display.
South Dakotans know that in
difficult times we can depend on
our friends and neighbors to support one another during the
Christmas season. Not all South
Dakotans have the means to
make financial donations to
those in need, but many South
Dakotans will choose to donate

their time and talents, offering a
helpful hand to a neighbor in
need, organizing food drives, and
providing a warm meal and gifts
to less-fortunate children.
It would be impossible to
enjoy the gifts of the season
without the generous service of
those South Dakotans who will
be spending Christmas very far
away from friends and family because of their commitment to defending our nation in the Armed
Forces. I know there are very few
in South Dakota who do not
know someone who will be
spending Christmas in harm's
way, and I ask that all South
Dakotans keep these brave
young men and women in their
prayers.
As I gather with my wife Kimberley and our family this
Christmas, I would like to wish
all South Dakotans a Merry
Christmas and thank you for the
opportunity to work for you. It is
an honor and a blessing for
which I am truly grateful. May
God continue to bless our nation
and South Dakota. 

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The Longhorns
bring home
another win

#22, Shanna Selby, powers down the court during Friday evening’s
first home game.
Photo by Marcia Samuelson

Saturday night both the boys
and girls basketball teams played
the Kadoka Kougars. The girls JV
team played a good game with a
final score of 7 to 40 in favor of
the Longhorns. The Longhorns
shot 36% on field goals. The leading scorer for Faith was Brooklyn
Schauer with 18 points, 1 assist,
and 1 rebound. The leading rebounder was Brandi Enright with
9 rebounds total. Sophomore Bonnie Lutz’s thoughts on the game
were, “We came out with quite a
few steals and we rebounded
pretty good.”
The girls varsity did very well
also with a final score of 81 to 76
Faith. They were 48% from inside
the arc and 59% from outside the
arc. The leading scorer was Shali
Sheridan with 24 points. She was
also the player of the game. Senior Katy Miller said, “We played
with a lot of aggression and came
out really strong! We brought
down our turnovers and played
super as a team.” Ashton Delbridge worked in the paint and
got 6 total rebounds. Coach
Carmichael said, “We took care of
the ball well. We only had 12
turnovers, which is slightly over
goal. We didn’t rebound as well
we would have liked.” Over the
weekend the girls played two
games. They worked hard and
saw open teammates really well.

#21, Kailyn Groves, shoots for 2 pts. during the Faith-Hettinger game
Friday evening. The Lady Longhorns won with the score of 37 to 22.
Photo by Marcia Samuelson

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SDDOT launches 511 traveler information app for iPhone
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has released a traveler information
app for smart phones using the
iPhone operating system. An app
for Android phones was released
earlier this year.
“The South Dakota 511 mobile application is one more way
to help South Dakotans travel
safely,” says Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist. “Travelers’ safety is our greatest
concern, especially during the
holiday season.”
The SDDOT 511 app provides
the same information as
SDDOT’s popular SafeTravelUSA website, but in a format
compatible with mobile phones.
Current information on road
conditions, highway closures,
travel advisories, construction

projects and incidents affecting
travel is available on all Interstate, and U.S. and state highways.
As users move through the
highway network, the app displays their location on the state
map. The map also shows the location of SDDOT’s roadside cameras and allows users to view
images from more than 50 locations throughout South Dakota.
For the first time, National
Weather Service warnings for severe weather are available.
Specifically for commercial vehicle operators, both apps also provide information on detours and
vehicle load and dimension restrictions.
The South Dakota Department of Transportation maintains a Twitter feed accessible

through the mobile application's
main menu. In addition, the mobile app links surrounding
states' mobile applications and
websites.
The app is free. Users can
download it from the Apple
iTunes store by searching for
“SDDOT 511” or directly accessthe
app
at
ing
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/s
d
o
t
d
511/id740828340?ls=1&mt=8.
The Android app has the same
functionality and can be downloaded
from
Google
at
https://play.google.com/store/app
s/details?id=com.meridian.metsdot.
Travelers can now access road
condition, construction and
weather information by visiting
the
web

SD 4-H announces Foundations for Life Essay Contest
South Dakota 4-H - is announces its 2014 Foundations for
Life Essay Contest.
"The South Dakota 4-H Foundation for Life Essay (FFL)
contest is an easy and effective
way to enhance your school's
character efforts. The contest is
to inspire young people to reflect
upon, express and commit to profound and enduring truths that
will guide them to make ethical
choices throughout their lives,"
said Karelyn Farrand, SDSU Extension 4-H Character Education Field Specialist.

Fourth, seventh and ninth
grade students may enter the
contest. Cash prize awards are
given to the top five places at
each grade level: First Place$300; Second Place-$200; Third
Place-$100; Fourth Place-$50;
and Fifth Place-$50.
Deadline for entries is
January 31, 2014.
The South Dakota 4-H Staff is
looking forward to receiving your
entries for the contest. Within
the Official Packet you will find
the materials necessary to have
your 4th, 7th and 9th grade stu-

dents enter the contest. To receive the South Dakota 4-H Foundations for Life Official
Packet contact the SDSU Regional Extension Center in Aberdeen
at
aberdeen.center@sdstate.edu.
Please put "FFL Essay Contest,"
in the e-mail subject; or call
605.626.2870.
The winning essays from your
local competition will advance to
the statewide competition.
The contest is sponsored by
SDSU Extension 4-H and the
South Dakota 4-H Foundation.

atwww.safetravelusa.com/sd, by
dialing 511 from any phone or by
using the Android or iPhone app
on their smart phones and
tablets.
Users can also subscribe to
ClearPath511 email or text

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alerts for no-travel advisories,
road closures and reopenings for
the specific routes, days of the
week and times of the day they
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atwww.safetravelusa.com/sd/cp5
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School nutrition bill
Congresswoman Kristi Noem,
R-SD, was joined by her colleagues on December 5 in introducing a new school nutrition
bill that reduces federal mandates on school lunch standards,
which have been a point of contention since their implementation at the beginning of the 2012
school year.
“Parents, students and school
administrators
alike
have
reached out to me with serious
concerns about the new school
lunch standards,” said Noem.
“This bill would give those who
see our kids every day the flexibility they require to make sure
students are getting the food
necessary to be successful. Making sure our kids are healthy is
one of my top priorities, but I
also have a responsibility to

make sure they don’t go hungry
either.”
The Reducing Federal Mandates on School Lunch Act has
been endorsed by the National
School Boards Association, the
School Superintendents Association (AASA) and the Council of
the Great City Schools. The legislation, which has not yet been
assigned a bill number, would
make the United States Department of Agriculture’s temporary
easing of the meat and grain requirements permanent, allowing
schools more flexibility in serving meats and grains while still
staying within calorie maximums. It would also give administrators flexibility on some of
the rules that have increased
costs for school districts.

Keep up with your city,
school, and county...
Read the Legals

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December 18, 2013 • The Faith Independent

Buy 4-H photography
calendar to support Rancher
Relief Fund & local youth
South Dakota 4-H is selling
calendars featuring award-winning photography exhibited at
the 2013 South Dakota State
Fair this Holiday Season. A portion of all proceeds will go to the
Rancher Relief Fund to aid those
who lost livestock during Winter
Storm Atlas this October.
This is the fifth year South
Dakota 4-H has designed and
sold calendars which contains
photographs carefully selected
by State Fair judges.
"Originally the calendars
were designed as another way to
recognize the skills developed by
our 4-H Youth," said John
Keimig, SDSU Extension 4-H
Associate.
Due to the increased use of
photography technology, in 2013
more than 3,000 photography
projects were exhibited at the
South Dakota State Fair.
To order a calendar for yourself
or as a gift, visit this link:
http://igrow.org/product/2014-4h-calendar.
To save on shipping large
quantities, visit the iGrow link

and click on the second shipping
option. By identifying your local
SDSU Extension Regional Center or Office and the State 4-H
Office will send the order there.
Also, when ordering quantities
greater than one, you must:
If you would like to order
more than 5 calendars:
1) first select a Qty from 1-5
2) Add to Cart
3) View your Cart
4) Adjust the number ordered
to your total quantity desired
5) update your Cart to see the
total amount of your order.
During the checkout process,
you can choose to have your calendar shipped to you via UPS. If
you would like to pick up your
calendar at the State 4-H Office
or have it delivered to your local
SDSU Extension Regional Center or County Office, select 'Pick
up Instore' as the shipping
method and enter the name of
the SDSU Extension Office you
will be picking up from.
If you have any questions,
contact Keimig at (605) 6884167.

Grant funding will aide youth
conservation education
South Dakota youth will have
more opportunities to learn
about the outdoors and conservation through the Tony and Dar
Dean Outdoor Education Fund
that will be awarding grants in
the spring of 2014.
The Tony and Dar Dean Outdoor Education Fund was established in memory of outdoor
broadcaster and writer Tony
Dean, who died in 2008, and in
honor of his wife Dar Dean, an
outdoor enthusiast who has a
strong commitment to enhancing
outdoor education opportunities.
Working in cooperation with
the South Dakota Parks and
Wildlife Foundation, the Tony
and Dar Dean Outdoor Education Fund will provide small

grant funding for projects associated with youth conservation education in South Dakota.
These small grants are intended to provide resources and
support to individuals and organizations desiring to provide
quality educational outdoor experiences and are eligible to be
used in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to: funding
travel for students or groups to
educational events; providing
supplies and materials to promote outdoor knowledge and
skills; creating new activities
and events that increase outdoor
knowledge and participation
among South Dakota families
and youth.
The window for accepting pro-

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school, and county...
Read the Legals

posals will run from Jan. 1 to
March 15, 2014. A total of $4,000
is available to applicants for calendar year 2014 to apply toward
activities and projects that will
be completed in late 2014 or in
2015. Grant Projects will be
funded for a minimum of $500 to
a maximum of $1500.
All applications for the Tony
and Dar Dean Outdoor Education Fund small grants will only
be taken electronically/online
using the application form provided.
The summary of the small
grants program and the application form can be found at
www.TonyDean.com and on the
South Dakota Parks and Wildlife
Foundation
website
at
www.parkswildlifefoundation.or
g.
For related questions, please
call John Cooper at 605-2227582 or Wayne Winter at 605773-4503.
The group working on this effort plan to build the fund so a
larger number of grants can be
awarded in the future. For information on making tax-deductible
contributions to the Tony and
Dar Dean Outdoor Education
Fund, visit www.parkswildlifefoundation.org.

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Sharing Holiday
Traditions

Settlers in Dakota Territory
carried Christmas with them
and celebrated it wherever they
were with whatever they could
find at hand.
In what would become Grant
Township
in
northeastern
Dakota Territory, a mother was
struggling to give her children
the best Christmas she could.
Mrs. Charles Johnson feared
that her six children were facing
a meager celebration in 1876,
not like the ones the family enjoyed in Sweden.
In Sweden, the children enjoyed lutefisk, Swedish meatballs, potato sausage, chicken,
baked rolls, Christmas cakes and
cookies on Christmas Eve, according to a Dec. 23, 1970, article
in the Grant County Review by
Alfred E. Nord, a grandson of
Mrs. Johnson. In Grant County,
no special food would grace the
table on Christmas Eve.
Much had been made of giving
gifts in Sweden on Christmas
Eve. There were no gifts for the
Johnson family in 1876. Nor was
there a Christmas tree, which
had always been in the family’s
home at Christmas time in Sweden.
“In Sweden they make much
of lighting candles and placing
as many as possible in all their
windows on Christmas eve,”
Nord wrote. “They sing, ‘Now a
thousand Christmas candles are
alight’ (Nu tandas tusen
juleljus). In the dugout there
were no windows. Grandmother

lit a few candles and asked them
to sing the song anyway as there
might be one thousand candles
in Minnesota, even if there were
only a dozen candles in Grant
county.”
The tradition in Sweden was
to attend church services at 6
Christmas morning and sing
hymns to welcome in Christmas.
As there was no church to attend, the Johnson family and a
neighboring family, that of Gullick Olson, joined their voices together in singing Christmas
carols.
The theme at the Cultural
Heritage Center in Pierre this
holiday season is “Sharing Holiday Traditions.” While Mrs.
Johnson was recalling holiday
traditions in Sweden, other pioneer families were no doubt recalling Christmases in their
native land.
Traditions in Norway included exchanging presents on
Christmas Eve and attending
church on Christmas Day, followed by socializing in the days
after Christmas. Traditions in
Germany included bringing the
Christmas tree into the house
and exchanging presents within
the family on Christmas Eve.
On the prairie, pioneers were
adapting holiday traditions to
their circumstances.
An article in the Dec. 30,
1862, Yankton Press & Dakotan
stated, “Christmas was celebrated in the usual manner –
children’s stockings were filled
with candy, nuts, etc., on Christmas Eve.”

The Faulk County Times in
Faulkton stated on Dec. 28,
1882, “It being the time honored
custom for Santa Claus to come
in a sleigh, there had been grave
apprehension, on the part of the
little folks, lest he would not be
enabled to make Southern
Dakota this season, but the
snow, even so little, on Saturday
night was just in time to accommodate the old fellow, and quiet
all uneasiness on the part of the
little ones.”
In their dugout in Grant
County, Mrs. Johnson and her
children ate for Christmas Eve
the same foods that they had
eaten for months – pickled herring, summer sausage, potatoes
and rye krisp. Mrs. Johnson told
the children about the good
earth, the fertile soil, and the
abundant harvest they would
have in the future. While the
family did not have gifts, Mrs.
Johnson pointed out that they
were rich in love for each other
and that being a pioneer was a
great gift. She told the youngsters that people in Grant
County would be planting evergreens and they would have a
Christmas tree in a few years.
“Do they have Christmas out
West?” wrote the Rev. Cyrus
Brady in Children of the West by
Cathy Luchetti. “Well, they have
it in their hearts, if no place else,
and, after all, that is the place
above all others where it should
be.”
This moment in South Dakota
history is provided by the South
Dakota Historical Society Foundation, the nonprofit fundraising
partner of the South Dakota
State Historical Society. Find us
on the web at www.sdhsf.org.
Contact us at info@sdhsf.org to
submit a story idea.

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Veterans News
Larry Zimmerman
SD Secretary of Veterans Affairs
It looks like winter is really
here to stay. The snow and chilly
temperatures multiply my holiday spirits and remind me of holidays long ago.
I guess there is still a little
boy in me that loves the holiday
season --- the Christmas caroling, the decorations, the food, the
traditions, the family gatherings
and the unending acts of kindness. I’m fortunate to have a loving wife who has every room in
the house decorated, has most of
the shopping done and is busy
baking homemade goodies. I’m
not afraid to share that I still
enjoy participating in the holiday cooking and playing with the
new toys that Santa delivers to
our grandchildren!!!!! Dyann and
I not only carry on our traditions
but we embrace those that our
daughters and their families
might have.
This is my first holiday season
as Secretary of the South Dakota
Department of Veterans Affairs
(SDDVA) and I want to extend
my warmest greetings to the
men and women of the U.S military and their families. There
have been many times in history
when Americans in uniform
spent Christmas on battlefields
and were stationed at posts
away from their families and far
from home. As we celebrate this
holiday season; soldiers, sailors,
airmen and Marines are serving
in the combat theaters of

Afghanistan, in places like
Korea and Kosovo, and on ships
and submarines around the
world.
I hope that all of you who are,
and those who have, put their
lives at risk for our country feel
the pride, affection and admiration of South Dakotans. It is
your courage that preserves the
freedom we inherited from our
forefathers. It is your sacrifice
and that of your predecessors in
uniform that enables all of us to
enjoy a safe and peaceful holiday.
SDDVA is fortunate to have a
dedicated team of professionals
working for us and with our veterans. We are also blessed to
have our partners at the federal
VA facilities in South Dakota,
our County and Tribal Veterans
Service Officers, our veterans
service organizations and our
community leaders who believe
in and support our veterans.
Fortunately we live in a state
where acts of kindness know no
calendar.
2014 is going to be a great
year for our Department as we
embark on some wonderful outreach programs. Watch for more
details in January on our proposed adventures.
On behalf of our Department
and our partners, we wish you
all a safe and joyous holiday season and a happy new year.

Faith United Methodist Church
Presents “Children’s Christmas Store”
Ages 3-12 – Shop for your parents

Wednesday, Dec. 11th & 18th - 3:30–5 PM
Nothing over $10.00
Church basement
Coffee & cookies for
parents upstairs!!

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The Prairie Doc Perspective
Dr. Richard Holms, MD
A new mindset about obesity
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trying to encourage people to
lose weight is like telling them
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People blame the American
diet, excesses of labor saving devices, and the addiction too
many of our children have with
video games. I believe that the
epidemic of obesity in our society
has something to do with the inactivity of our youth, but actually we don’t know why some
adults are heavy and some are
thin. I will even go one step further in stating that until we
truly understand why obesity
happens, we will NOT have an
effective non-surgical treatment.
One thing is for sure; obesity is
not due simply to excessive eating alone. More than one study
points out that many thin people
eat more than many obese. The
corollary is also true; simply deciding to eat less does not solve
the problem, at least in the long
run.
The most successful of commercial methods, like Weight
Watchers or TOPS, apparently
help only about one third lose
significant weight. What’s worse,
only one third of those are able
to keep it off one year, and then
after five years, virtually all
have regained their original
weight.
Here is the good news next to
all the bad. There is new data,
which shows that heavy people,
who are able to significantly exercise, don’t lose weight, BUT
they gain in quality of life. These
heavy exercisers have the same
chance for a long and healthy life
as do thin people.
We all need a new mindset.

Instead of weight loss as the goal,
which for the most part is unachievable, we should do all we
can to bring people to exercise,
and that goes double for our kids.
Let’s get off that couch and get
moving, even if it’s limited at
first. And then we should love
ourselves for doing it, whatever
weight we may be.
Dr. Rick Holm wrote this
Prairie Doc Perspective for “On

Call®,” a weekly program where
medical professionals discuss
health concerns for the general
public.  “On Call®” is produced by
the Healing Words Foundation in
association with the South Dakota
State University Journalism Department. “On Call®” airs Thursdays on South Dakota Public
Broadcasting-Television at 7 p.m.
Central, 6 p.m. Mountain. Visit us
at OnCallTelevision.com

“Hope” Calendar: A Work of Art
and Heart to Aide Ranchers
White Owl, South Dakota—December 8, 2013—In the wake of
October’s record-breaking and
heart-breaking winter storm Atlas, a
group of ranch wives in central
Meade County came together to
aide their neighbors and friends
who were dealt devastating losses.
What came of this collaboration of
talented friends is a beautiful work
of art—the Hope From Highway 34
Calendar, a fundraising project to
benefit ranchers via the South
Dakota Rancher Relief Fund.
This unique calendar was born
from a touching story of hope that
arose from broken dreams in the
days after the storm. A theme of
hope and perseverance weaves
throughout the piece. From January to December, beautiful prairie
scenes, captured by local photographers, depict rural and ranch life
along South Dakota Highway 34
from Hayes to Bear Butte. The cal-

endar declares the hope that
thrives in the face of adversity and
is designed to give encouraging
daily reminders for all who hang it
in their home.
“Highway 34 cuts through an
area that was hit so hard by Atlas”,
says project leader and artist, Jodene Shaw, of White Owl, SD.
“Anyone who travels this road
knows it’s something to endure as
well as something to behold. The
people who have built lives out
here are as resilient as the highway.
We hope the support from this
project will help our ranching community continue on with the way of
life they love.”
Each calendar sells for $25—all
profits go to the South Dakota
Rancher Relief Fund. A limited
number of calendars are printed.
“We’re grateful for support from
our printer and from local business
sponsors who are helping to cover
project costs,” adds Shaw.
Calendars will ship beginning
December 16th. For more information about the calendar or to place
an order, contact Jodene Shaw online at http://jodeneshaw.blogspot.
com/, call 605-985-5489 or email
jjtsshaw@gwtc.net. Mail orders are
also accepted. Make checks
payable to BHACF/SD.
Rancher Relief Fund and send to
Jodene at PO Box 82, White Owl,
SD 57792.

December 18, 2013 • The Faith Independent •

TREE FACTS

Bob Drown, Extension Specialist
Renovating shrubs in windbreaks
Many of our west river windbreaks (shelterbelts) have thin
or missing shrub rows. This deficiency in your windbreak
should not be overlooked just because the trees look good. The
lack of shrubs in your windbreak
causes snowdrifts on the leeward
side instead of within the windbreak. Snow drifts are needed
within the windbreak to provide
moisture for the trees, lack of
them will eventually kill a windbreak.
Windbreak should have at
least two shrub rows, one on the
windward side and one on the
leeward side. Shrubs should be
spaced about 4 feet apart and
have branches and foliage at
ground level and at the top. At
least 90% of each plant should be
living with very little weeds and
grass competition underneath
the row.
Following are several conditions that may be occurring with
your shrub rows and how to renovate them.
1. Most shrubs are alive
but are spindly with many
dead branches. The best thing
to do is to shear off the shrubs to
a 6 to 12 inch height. Hollow or
small stemmed plants can be
sheared with a power sickle
mower. Larger stemmed shrubs
species will require a powered
circular saw.
2. Many shrubs are gone,
live ones show some dead
branches and are open at the
bottom with vegetation on
the ground surface. Here
again shear shrubs in poor condition to a 6 to 12 inch height,
hand plant new shrubs to replace dead ones and fill in blank
spaces. Next fall apply herbicides labeled for use in windbreaks in a 3 to 4 foot wide band
on the entire renovated row.
3. Long segments of the
shrub row are non-existent.
First, till up and fallow the long

row segments for one year. Then
use snow fence or some other
method to trap snow on the tilled
area to store moisture. Replant
the new shrub row.
4. Shrub rows were not
planted originally or if they
were they died out years ago.
There are two things you can do.
Plant one or two new shrub
rows, or if the planting has 7 to
10 complete rows of tall trees
like Siberian elm or medium
trees like, Russian olive, apricot
or Ussurian pear, cut back the
two windward rows. The stumps
will re-sprout and function as
shrub rows.
5. If the shrub row is overtopped and suppressed by
adjacent tree rows. If the site
has enough room, plant one or
two new shrubs rows outside the
influence of the tree rows. If
there is not enough room to do
that, cut down the tree row and
treat stumps to prevent sprouting.
There are many alternative
shrub species to choose from to

repair your windbreaks. Shrubs
for moist sites include Dogwood,
Elder, False Indigo, Sandbar
Willow and Cranberry. Shrubs
shady
sites
include
for
Chokecherry, Current, Dogwood,
Nannyberry, Honeysuckle, and
Serviceberry. Shrubs for dry
sites include Rose, Lilac, Plum,
Buffaloberry, Caragana, Honeysuckle, Potentilla, Sea Buckthorn and Serviceberry.
My source for this news release was the South Dakota Department of Agriculture Division
of Resource Conservation and
Forestry. If you would like more
information about “Renovating
Shrubs in Windbreaks,” contact
Bob Drown at the Conservation
Office at 605-244-5222, Extension 4 or by e-mail at
robert.drown@sd.nacdnet.net.
All programs and services provided by the Northwest Area
Conservation Districts are provided regardless of race, color,
national origin, gender, religion,
age, disability, political beliefs,
sexual orientation, and marital
or family status.

Shali Sheridan, #4, takes the ball down the court during the varsity
game against Hettinger Friday evening. The girls defeated Hettinger
with the score of 51 – 35.
Photo by Marcia Samuelson

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In the photo(s) above students are enjoying the use of some new
Apple Ipads. Deb Gropper and Amy Ulrich submitted our School District into a "Labels for Education" contest. Our district received the
Grand Prize of 5 apple Ipad Airs and $500 in Itunes gift cards.
Photo courtesy of Kelly Daughters

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The Faith Independent • December 18, 2013

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P.O. Box 38 • Faith, SD 57626 Ph: 605-967-2161

Faith Livestock Commission Co.
(605) 967-2200
Our last sale for 2013, finished on a strong note with a higher
market on all classes. Feeder cattle and calves sold to a nice
crowd of buyers with a lot of demand, light run of bred cattle
and sheep sold strong.
Thank you for your business.

REPRESENTATIVE SALES
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Art Christman
60 .......................blk & bldy steers
905 .............$163.00
26 .......................blk & bldy steers
802 .............$168.00
Flintrock Ranch
116......................blk & bldy steers
850 .............$161.50
Wink Cattle Co
93 .......................blk & bldy steers
588 .............$192.50
Ed Guinnane
50.............................Angus steers
664 .............$169.75
14.............................Angus steers
519 .............$201.75
30 ......................Angus heifers BV
576 .............$172.00
consignment of
54 .......................blk & bldy steers
603 .............$184.00
JD Ryen
15 ......................blk & bldy heifers
504 .............$184.00
....................................................
..............................

consignment of
20 ......................Angus cows 3-4s
Merle Vig
6 .............Angus cows 7-8s 1280#
9 .........Angus cows broken 1400#
....................................................
Tim Bollinger
84 ........................................lambs
....................................................
Don Palmer
4 ................................Angus cows
Lermeny Ranch
1 ..................................Angus cow
Irving Jordan
5 ................................Angus cows
5 ................................Angus cows
Don Nash
4 ................................Angus cows
3 ................................Angus cows
Dave Lensegrav
2 ................................Angus cows
Kurt Elson
2 ................................Angus cows
Jackie Keckler
1 ........................................red bull

HD ............$2000.00
HD ............$1135.00
HD ............$1110.00
..............................
85 ...............$201.00
..............................
1554 .............$87.00
1740 .............$86.50
1495 ............$87.50
1446 .............$88.25
1490 .............$87.00
1243 .............$96.00
1635 .............$86.00
1660 .............$87.75
2025 .............$97.50

UPCOMING SALES
Monday, December 23 NO SALE (Merry Christmas)
Monday, December 30 NO SALE (Happy New Year)
Monday, January 6: 1st sale of 2014–Special feeder cattle sale
Monday, January 13: Special bred cow, feeder cattle and sheep sale
Monday, January 20: Special feeder cattle and sheep sale
Monday, January 27: Regular cattle and sheep sale
Gary Vance – (605) 967-2162 OR Scott Vance – CELL: 484-7127
OR Max Loughlin – 1-605-645-2583 (cell)
OR Glen King 1-605-390-3264 (cell)
We appreciate your business. Give us a call at 605-967-2200
or www.faithlivestock.com if you have livestock to sell.
We would be glad to visit with you.

USDA/Farm Service
Agency News
The Dewey, Meade, Perkins &
Ziebach County FSA offices
would like to keep you informed
of the following items important
to USDA programs. If you have
any questions please contact the
Dewey County office at 865-3522
ext 2, Meade County at 347-4952
ext 2, Perkins at 244-5222 ext 2
or Ziebach County at 365-5179
ext 2.
Acreage Reporting
Dates for 2014
Producers now have until
January 15, 2014, to report crops
that have a November 15, 2013,
or December 15, 2013, reporting
deadline without paying a late
file fee. Crops under this waiver
include winter wheat, rye and
native and improved grasses intended for grazing or haying.
The Risk Management Agency
(RMA) did not grant a waiver so
producers need to consult their
crop insurance agent for deadlines for insured crops.
In order to comply with FSA
program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the FSA County
FSA office to file an accurate
crop certification report by the
applicable deadline.
The following acreage reporting dates are applicable:
•January 2, 2014: Honey
•January 15, 2014: Late -filed
2014 winter wheat, rye and
perennial forage (fees waived)
•July 15, 2014: All other
spring seeded crops.
The following exceptions
apply to the above acreage reporting dates:
•If the crop has not been
planted by the above acreage reporting date, then the acreage
must be reported no later than

15 calendar days after planting
is completed.
•If a producer acquires additional acreage after the above
acreage reporting date, then the
acreage must be reported no
later than 30 calendar days after
purchase or acquiring the lease.
Appropriate
documentation
must be provided to the county
office.
•If a perennial forage crop is
reported with the intended use of
"cover only", "green manure",
"left standing", or "seed" then the
acreage must be reported by July
15, 2014.
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) policy
holders should note that the
acreage reporting date for NAP
covered crops is the earlier of the
dates listed above or 15 calendar
days before grazing or harvesting of the crop begins.
Additionally, producers can
purchase both NAP and RMA
coverage for 2014 annual forage
crops. NAP coverage will not be
available for 2015 annual forage
crops.
Late file fees will be assessed
for 2013 crops reported after
September 15, 2013, and 2014
crops reported after January 15,
2014.
USDA is an equal opportunity
provider, employer and lender.
To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Assistant
Secretary for Civil Rights, Office
of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington,
DC 20250-9410, or call (866)
632-9992 or (toll-free Customer
Service), (800) 877-8339 (local or
Federal relay), (866) 377-8642
(/relay voice users).

LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County
Meade County
Commission Meeting
(Tuesday, December
3, 2013)
Generated by Lisa G Schieffer on
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Members present: Robert Heidgerken, Alan Aker, and Bob Bertolotto.
Absent: Linda Rausch and Galen
Niederwerder.
Meeting called to order at 8:30 AM
1. Call to Order at 8:30 AM
Procedural: A. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Meade County Veteran of the
Month
Information, Presentation: A. Mr.
Roger L Heller
Meade County Veteran of the Month
for the month of December is Mr. Roger
Heller from Sturgis.
Mr. Heller enlisted in the United
States Army in 1953, in Milwaukee, WI.
After 20 years of service he retired in
1973. Mr. Heller was part of the 77th
Army Band where he played the French
horn until he went into aviation for the
Vietnam War where he was a door gunner on the UH1. Mr. Heller served 3 Vietnam tours.
Mr. Heller was presented the Air
Medal for heroism while engaged in flight
operations against hostile forces. He
was flying as a gunner on a UH-1B helicopter when they engaged in a combat
heliborne troop lift in the vicinity of Khai
Quang, Vietnam where he had conducted under continuous enemy fire
posed himself at the door of the helicopter to place accurate and intensive fire
into the insurgent positions. He had done
this for 5 successive lifts. The helicopter
was hit multiple times by insurgent
ground fire. He never wavered and continued to provide timely and effective fire
support for the air landed Vietnamese
forces.
Mr. Heller has done a lot of travels
throughout the US as well as Foreign
Service to include:
Vicenza, Italy, Germany, Washington,
DC, Oklahoma, New York, Colorado,
California, Alabama, Texas
Mr. Heller has been awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Letter of
Appreciation, Army Good Conduct
Medal with 2 loops, Vietnam Service
Medal, Air Medal with ‘V’ device, Presidential Unit Citation, and the Expert
Marksmen (rifle).
After retiring he continued work as a
plumber, then fully retired and his hobby
was fishing.
3. Public Comment
Discussion, Information: A. Opportunity for Public Comment
4. Items from Commission
Action, Discussion: A. Communiques'
to Commission
Commissioner Galen Niederwerder
present.
Action, Discussion: B. Revolving
County Loan Fund
Motion to deposit $35,000 into the
County revolving loan fund (101-5-111429.5) from the Commissioner Contingency fund for the 2013 budget year.
Motion by Aker, second by Niederwerder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Nay: Heidgerken.
Action, Discussion: C. Committee
Reports
Action, Discussion: D. ATLAS Recovery - Removal of Tree Debris from ROW
Motion we set a goal of full-time utilization of the chipper and that we authorize
the Highway Department to hire employees for seasonal work and contract work
on the project within FEMA pay guidelines.
Motion by Aker, second by Niederwerder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.

Yea: Heidgerken, Aker, Bertolotto,
Niederwerder.
Commissioner Linda Rausch present.
Action, Discussion: E. County Land
Auction
Bob Mallow and Neil Rowett spoke in
favor of keeping the County’s 640 acres
in the County's possession.
Motion was made to defer the decision until our March 2014 meeting. Motion died for lack of a second.
Motion by Aker, second none.
Chairman Heidgerken deferred the
matter until February 2014.
Action, Discussion: F. SD Association
of County Commissioners Logos
Motion was made to submit Logo #3
to the State Association.
Motion by Bertolotto, second by Aker.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: G. Executive
Session SDCL 1-25-2 (1)
Motion to go into executive session
due to personnel matters.
Motion by Aker, second by Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Motion to go out of executive session
and return to regular session.
Motion by Aker, second by Niederwerder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
5. Items from Auditor
Action, Discussion: A. Combined
Election Agreement with Meade 46-1
School District (PRIMARY)
Motion to approve the Combined
Election Agreement with the Meade 461 School District for the June 3, 2014 Primary Election.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action: B. Set Hearing for December
23, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m. for reissuance of
two retail (on-sale) liquor licenses
w/Sunday sales for Glencoe Entertainment LLC.
Motion to set a hearing for December
23, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m.
Motion by Bertolotto, second by Aker.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action: C. Set hearing date for December 23, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m.for transfer
and renewal of retail on-sale liquor
w/Sunday sales and Package off-sale
(former Mckee's Pub & Grill)
Motion to approve setting a hearing
for December 23, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action: D. Auto-Supplement
Motion to approve an auto-supplement to the Director of Equalization’s
Budget of $10,000 into line item 101-5162-426.30 (GIS subscription) and
$3,320.87 in the Sheriff's Budget line
item 101-5-211-425 (Hail damage to vehicle).
Motion by Rausch, second by Niederwerder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action: E. Set a hearing date for January 8th, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. on Petition
for Vacation of Section Line Right of Way
Motion to set a hearing for January
8th, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.
Motion by Bertolotto, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.

December 18, 2013 • The Faith Independent •

Action: F. Abatement - 21st Century
Mortgage
Motion to abate the 2012 and 2013
taxes on Parcel #MH78.06.34.
Motion by Bertolotto, second by
Niederwerder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Niederwerder.
Not Present at Vote: Bertolotto.
Action: G. Cancellation of taxes per
SDCL 10-25-40 (tax deed)
Action: H. Budget Adjustment Movement of Principal & Interest into Juvenile
Det. Budget
Motion to move General Fund Principal/Interest into Juvenile Detention Principal/Interest in the amount of
$58,000.00.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Aker.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken Rausch, Aker,
Niederwerder.
Not Present at Vote: Bertolotto.
6. Dinner Break @ Noon
Minutes: A. Recess for Dinner Break
7. Items from Director of Equalization
Action, Discussion: A. Nuisance Ordinance #39
Motion to defer until next month.
Motion by Aker, second by Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action: B. Add Omitted Property for
Summerset Sub Lot 1, Block 1 purchased by Keystone Homes LLC
Move to approve the add-omitted
property request as presented.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Aker.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: C. Margaret
Huebner Revocable Trust has a preliminary plat of Lots 2 & 3 of Huebner Subdivision in the NENE of 8-2-8
Move to approve the preliminary plat.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action: D. Velocitel has a preliminary/final cell phone tower application for
Duane Wood property in the N2 of 1112-13
Move to set a public hearing for the
cell phone tower application for January
8th, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.
Motion by Aker, second by Niederwerder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action: E. Add Omitted Property for
Marvel Mountain Estates Lot 2 purchased by Jacob Maliske
Move to approve the add-omitted
property request as presented.
Motion by Aker, second by Niederwerder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action: F. Re-Appoint Robert Mallow
to serve on Meade County Planning
Board for another 2 years so termination
date will be 12/31/2015
Motion to change our term lengths on
future appointments so that we are appointing two new appointments every
year for three year terms.
Motion by Aker, second by Niederwerder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Niederwerder.
Not Present at Vote: Bertolotto.
Action: G. Set a Public Hearing for
the "First Reading" of the proposed Surface Mining Ordinance
Move to set a date for a First Reading
of Meade County's Surface Mining Ordinance for January 8th, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

Motion by Aker, second by Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion, Information: H.
Discuss payment options for a building
permit and other fees due for Thomas &
Bonnie Jones.
Motion to waive the $200.00 fine,
grant the variance and set up a payment
schedule of $100.00 per month.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Rausch.
Substitute motion to grant the variance and allow payment of $715.00 in
eight equal payments commencing January 3, 2014.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto.
Nay: Niederwerder
8. Items from Commission Assistant
Action, Discussion: A. Weed and Pest
MOU
Motion to approve the Weed and
Pest Memorandum of Understanding as
corrected.
Motion by Aker, second by Niederwerder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: B. Weed and
Pest Director Job Description
Motion to approve the Weed and
Pest Director Job Description with the
addition of a signature line for the Weed
and Pest Chairman.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: C. Resolution
SDDOT Alternatives Program
Motion to approve Resolution.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: D. State Health
Contract
Motion to approve State Health Contract.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Bertolotto,
Niederwerder.
Nay: Aker.
Action, Discussion: E. JSC Dissolution and Value of Assets
Motion to accept the final invoice
wherein we owe $9,376.00 in assets.
Motion by Rausch, second by Niederwerder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: F. Land Donation
Move that we authorize the Chairman to
sign a deed, and direct the State Attorney's Office to prepare the deed for the
parcel.
Motion by Aker, second by Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Motion to abate the taxes currently
owned in the amount of $26.74 and send
a letter of thanks for the donation.
Motion by Rausch, second by Niederwerder.
Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: G. Hazard Mitigation Grant Application
Motion to accept Resolution for support of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Application.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.

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Action, Discussion: H. GY 2013/14
Hazardous Material Grant
Motion to reform the LEPC Committee and appointment the people necessary
(Sheriff,
State's
Attorney,
Emergency Manager and Commissioner).
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: I. ATLAS Disaster
Updates
Action, Discussion: J. Mountain Pine
Beetle Program Updates
Action, Discussion: K. Executive Session SDCL 1-25-2 (4)
Matter will be taken up on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.
Meeting recessed at 5:40 p.m.
9. Reconvene December 4 @ 10
A.M.
Action, Discussion: A. Applications for
Sale of Alcoholic Beverages
Commissioner Niederwerder absent.
Motion to approve the liquor license
applications for 2014, except for Hagg
Hospitality, LLC., which will be set aside
and acted upon in a separate motion.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Discussion: Nancy Hilding spoke
against the motion.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto.
Motion to defer the matter of the application for Hagg Hospitality, LLC until
December 23, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto.
Action, Discussion: B. BLM Road
Name Change
Motion to change the name of BLM
Road to "Horse Soldier Road."
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto.
Action, Discussion: C. Supplemental
Hearing 2013 Budget
Motion to approve the following supplements for 2013 Budget:
RESOLUTION ADOPTING
SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET FOR
MEADE COUNTY, SD
WHEREAS, the County of Meade,
South Dakota, did not provide sufficient
revenue by the final adoption of the
budget for the year beginning January 1,
2013, and ending December 31, 2013,
necessary to enable the county to conduct the indispensable functions of government, and
WHEREAS, Section 7-21-22 of the
Code of the State of South Dakota,
makes it mandatory that the Board of
County Commissioners adopt and approve a supplemental budget for appropriations for such amounts as the County
Commissioners deem necessary,
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners in regular session this 4th
day of December, 2013, notice of hearing on adoption of a supplemental
budget having been duly given, and said
hearing held on the 4th day of December
2013, that the following amounts are
hereby appropriated for the following
purposes as supplemental and in addition to the annual budget for the fiscal
year beginning January 1, 2013, and
ending December 31, 2013:
Auditor 101-5-141-441 – $3,000 (due
to payout of sick leave/annual leave of
employee lay-off)
Abused and Neglected Child Defense
101-5-154-422 – $10,000
Court Appointed Attorney 101-5-155422 – $75,000
Fire Protection 101-5-221-411 –
$90,000 (pass thru grant money has
come in on the same)
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24/7 248-5-212-426.1 – $11,500 (cash
thru 248)
Title
III
216-5-221-429.5

$10,938.09 (cash thru 216)
Dated at Sturgis, South Dakota, this
4th day of December 2013.
Meade County Board of Commission
APPROVED:
/s/Robert Heidgerken
________________________
Robert Heidgerken, Chairman
ATTEST: /s/ Lisa Schieffer
_____________________
Lisa Schieffer, Auditor
Motion by Aker, second by Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto.
10. Dinner Break
Procedural: A. Recess for Dinner
Commissioner Robert Bertolotto absent.
11. Scheduled Items @ 1:00 PM
Action, Discussion: A. Request for
Public Assistance
Did not show for appointment.
Action, Discussion: B. Request to
Settle Account with County
Motion to place the balance outstanding, outside of the collections, as long as
the payment of $100.00 a month is made
it will stay out of collections.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker.
Action, Discussion: C. Surplus 4Wheeler
Motion to surplus the Yamaha Grizzly
450 VIN#5Y4AJ45Y2BA000299 from
Weed and Pest Department.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker.
12. Consent Calendar
Action (Consent), Discussion: A.
Consent Calendar
Motion to Approve Items on Consent
Calendar
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker.
Action (Consent): B. Personnel Actions
Cross, C., Raise to $16.32/hour,
10/26/13
Cummins, T., Raise to $18.31/hour,
10/26/13
Dempsey, S., 6-month Raise to
$17.24/hour, 10/26/13
Hast, K., Raise to $17.44/hour,
10/26/13
Hentkowski, A., Control Room Operator @ $12.57/hour, 11/12/13
Hunt, Ga., Raise to $4,247.92/month,
10/26/13
Hunt, Gr., Longevity to $19.78/hour,
10/26/13
Lippert, L., Raise to $18.48/hour,
10/26/13
McCarthy, D., Raise to $18.84/hour,
10/26/13
Scott, R., Raise to $21.58/hour,
10/26/13
Shoun, T., Raise to $17.94/hour,
10/26/13
Stephenson,
R.,
Raise
to
$12.12/hour, 10/26/13
Action (Consent), Minutes: C. Minutes
November 5 & 6, 2013 regular Commission minutes.
Action (Consent): D. Bills for Payment
SALARIES:
Commissioners

$6955.00, Auditor– $11840.65, Treasurer – $24070.30, States Attorney –
$29216.37, General Gov. Building –
$24862.11, Director of Equalization –
$42240.00, Register of Deeds –
$12826.80, Vet Svc/Em Mgmt –
$3995.83, HR – $8422.39, Sheriff –
$89480.24, Jail – $68925.45, Fire Protection – $2319.25, County Nurse –
$4490.69, Weed & Pest – $7496.64,
Highway – $78491.95, Snow Removal –
$5167.59, Communications – $27317.00

EXPENSES BY DEPARTMENT:
COMMISSIONERS: R Heidgerken –
$193.14, G Niederwerder – $223.11, A
Aker – $115.22, Faith Independent –
$418.18, CBH – $110.30, Riata Wranglers 4-H – $529.32, L Young – $60.00,
Dakotaland Autoglass – $140.00, SD
Dept of Health – $1040.00, BHWG –
$443.13, Faith Inc. – $339.17
ELECTIONS: Best Western –
$247.47, Secretary of State – $61.11,
MCT – $346.50
JUDICIAL SYSTEM: R Henning –
$50.00, J Murphy – $56.66, P Chambers – $68.50, B Higbee – $64.80, L McNenny – $50.00, D Mulvehill – $60.36, B
Cross – $57.40, R Heikes – $50.74, K
Thompson – $243.60, J Burnham –
$10.74, L Besler – $10.74, C Whinery –
$11.48, J Hilpert – $302.40, Language
Line – $110.58, Pizza Ranch – $116.35,
J Howell – $210.80, L Havemeier –
$27.20, J Allen – $26.28, D Barry –
$53.70, I Borup – $10.74, V Comer –
$39.60, S Dick – $22.58, M Erickson –
$68.50, S Fisher – $64.06, C Frankfurth – $89.18, C Hollers – $58.14, M
Holsworth – $68.50, D Kehn – $10.74, R
Kempe – $24.80, G Kulm – $67.76, C
Lange – $51.48, D Laurenz – $85.48, T
McCloud – $29.98, P Merfeld – $24.80,
B Mills – $12.22, D Pompy – $24.80, F
Rinehart – $69.24, J Roberdeau –
$10.74, C Schaff – $26.28, B Schaffer –
$51.48, J Schoon – $67.02, T Shape –
$24.06, L Wallace – $10.74, L Weeldreyer – $51.48, R Hymans – $629.84,
C Oedekoven – $11.48, T Coor –
$64.80, Penn Co. Sheriff – $140.00
AUDITOR: Xerox – $236.46, First Interstate – $483.60, McLeod’s – $40.30,
Knology – $4.81,
TREASURER: Century Business
Leasing – $109.02, Sand Creek Printing – $103.95, Meade Co. Times –
$39.85, McLeod’s – $1191.84, Rushmore Office – $2268.47, City of Faith –
$253.91, Knology – $22.01, MCT –
$36.80
COMPUTER: Verizon – $200.48,
Tyler Tech – $34898.42, CDW Gov. –
$340.27, Riverside Tech – $1420.00,
Teamviewer – $1088.00, Knology –
$229.99
STATE’S ATTORNEY: Verizon –
$53.49, A Fredrickson – $22.20, City of
RC – $2135.00, J Howell – $19.00, L
Havemeier – $741.80, N Halbur –
$78.46, RC Regional – $47.75, R
Gilmore – $22.20, Mineral Co. Sheriff –
$10.00, C Harkins – $559.55, RC Police – $15.97, Rushmore Office – $27.16,
Knology – $23.37
ABUSED & NEGLECTED CHILD:
Wilde/Hunt – $176.40, R Haivala –
$611.70, BHW - $22.28
LAW LIBRARY: Lexis-Nexis –
$336.00, SD Cont. Legal Ed. – $125.00,
USD School of Law - $125.00
COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY: K
Thompson – $8617.35, J Stielow –
$3950.52, J Hilpert – $6872.27, J Ellingson – $862.39, Wilde/Hunt – $425.00,
Fitzgerald Law – $418.20, Grey Law –
$2176.00, Oswald Law – $2035.02, R
Haivala – $1472.12, Pederson Law –
$1578.60, Barnaud Law – $772.41, R
Hymans – $2428.48, Johns & Kosel –
$1624.16, Rensch Law - $1005.75
GENERAL GOVERNMENT BLDG:
BHP&L – $6333.92, MDU - $877.54,
BHE – $604.50, BHC – $4525.42,
BHP&L – $3321.75, ADI – $508.58, Bierschbach – $2519.11, Contractors Insulation – $895.20, Crum Electric – $22.30,
First Interstate – $1867.83, Ecolab –
$388.00, Landport Systems – $1740.00,
All Metal Mfg – $1020.00, Lowe Roofing – $2824.93, Wood Stock – $2988.83,
Stan Houston – $679.09, Johnston
Hardware – $34.52, Newkirk Ace –
$122.96, Quill – $74.42, Rockingtree –
$140.00, Sturgis Water – $1747.14,
Knology – $1325.01, MCT – $170.68
DIRECTOR OF EQUALIZATION/
P&Z: Verizon – $779.03, SDN Comm. –
$510.00, Quill – $122.38, L Quam –

LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County

$16.28, Pictometry – $14198.30, First Interstate – $1399.66, T Wieczorek –
$22.20, Pro-West Assoc – $343.75, CBH
Coop – $344.39, W McCarty – $17.02,
ESRI – $6550.00, Meade Co. Times –
$39.85, R Mallow – $16.28, Owens –
$(35.11), Rushmore Office – $9.58,
Knology – $13.47, A&B Business –
$318.97, McLeods – $97.19
REGISTER OF DEEDS: Xerox –
$1186.65, Executive Mgmt – $76.00,
First Interstate – $23.16, Lar-Jo’s –
$411.80, Sand Creek – $236.50, Rushmore Office – $840.04, Knology – $2.30
VETERAN SERVICE: First Interstate – $24.33, Knology – $16.96
HUMAN RESOURCES: Verizon –
$40.01, Dakota Business – $198.49,
Quill – $21.99, First Interstate – $365.04,
BH Family Practice – $65.00, Wellmark
Flex Benefits – $271.40, Safety Benefits – $75.00, McLeod’s – $152.65, Knology – $7.58, MCT – $258.48
SHERIFF: Verizon – $879.23, LexisNexis – $280.00, Knology – $81.70, Pitney Bowes – $345.75, Centurylink –
$85.28, Xerox – $260.42. BHE –
$144.00, Jacobs Auto – $50.19, Richters
Tire – $127.96, L Cermak – $1050.00,
CDW Govt – $5472.95, Leadsonline –
$2002.00, First Interstate – $1932.89, S
Fischer – $2550.00, Safelite Fulfillment –
$497.78, CBH – $5848.91, Dales Tire –
$392.80, Park Ave Car Wash – $237.00,
Hersrud – $40.24, Spee Dee – $18.05,
Project Lifesaver – $106.62, M Briscoe –
$450.00, Nyacor – $82.98, Neve’s –
$364.16, Peterson Auto – $260.13,
Quill – $178.67, Knology – $42.97, MCT
$261.00
DRUG ABUSE PREV/REHAB: Creative Prod Sourcing – $689.26
JAIL: Midcontinent Comm. – $58.20,
Sam’s Club – $133.47, BHE – $374.00,
BHChemical – $1073.57, County Drug –
$2.39, CDW Govt. – $808.66, First Interstate – $160.83, Radiology Assoc –
$13.20, Black Hills Family Practice –
$245.00, Ecolab – $157.44, US Foodservice – $6357.67, Shopko Pharmacy –
$1007.74, Sturgis Regional – $317.30,
Earthgrains – $830.10, Cash-Wa –
$3613.81, Sysco Montana – $3807.27,
Medical Waste Transport – $176.18, TJ
Loftus – $193.00, Lynn’s – $12.89,
Neve’s – $121.85, Penn. Co. Sheriff –
$2550.45, Midcontinent $63.27, Knology – $3.95, MCT – $751.85
24/7 SOBRIETY PROGRAM: Intoximeters – $1000.00
CORONER: Clinical Lab – $1629.00,
Reg. Health – $812.00, NH Vet –
$123.00
JDC: WSDJDC – $21331.00
SUPPORT OF THE POOR: Williams
Rental – $500.00
ALCOHOLIC REFERRAL: NH Alcohol – $2500.00
MENTAL ILLNESS: Yankton –
$2400.00
MENTAL ILLNESS BOARD: K
Thompson – $856.80, K Swanda –
$15.00, RC Regional – $1862.88, Audra
Malcomb Consulting – $698.46, RC Regional – $247.84, L Lewno – $223.96, D
Cody – $15.00, Lewis & Clark – $160.00,
Penn Co. Sts. Atty. – $1075.00, Yankton
Co. Sheriff – $50.00, Shepherd Reporting – $30.00
COUNTY FAIR: Faith Stock Show –
$2250.00
SENIOR
CITIZENS/TRANSP:
Meade Co. Seniors – $1250.00
FAITH CENTENNIAL: Western
Dakota Antique – $750.00
PUBLIC LIBRARY: Faith Public Library – $1347.50, Piedmont Valley Library – $2695.00, Sturgis Public
Library – $12207.50
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: Verizon – $53.49, West River Electric –
$69.15, BHP&L – $162.64, First Interstate – $113.99, West River Electric –
$81.27
HIGHWAY: BHP&L – $128.28, Kieffer
Sanitation – $53.21, Verizon – $56.20,
First Interstate – $103.46, Grand Elec-

tric – $204.99, Sturgis Water – $257.67,
A&B Welding – $304.45, S Vasknetz –
$437.50, Sturgis Napa – $316.27,
BHP&L – $656.88, Butler Machinery –
$155.50, Advanced Drug – $72.00,
Cammack Ranch – $1130.25, Dakota
Battery – $307.26, First Interstate –
$273.05, Dakota Business Center –
$65.35, John Deere Financial –
$12194.80, CBH – $36980.81, Fastenal – $64.22, Weierke’s Septic –
$175.00, Ricoh – $15.12, Site Work
Spec – $57206.93, Great Western Tire –
$100.00, Godfrey Brake – $3132.05,
Hills Materials – $362781.60, Vermeer
High Plains – $24955.03, Nebraska Salt
& Grain – $4733.92, Johner & Sons –
$23707.38, National Tank Services –
$65.00, J Reed – $4500.00, Inland Truck
Parts – $157.03, Interstate Batteries –
$999.60, G Harmon – $8.88, Johnston
Hardware – $60.27, Jenner Equip. –
$6.31, Kimball Midwest – $586.44,
Lynn’s – $7.30, O’Reilly Auto Parts –
$240.06, Pacific Steel – $1081.89,
Menards – $2.90, Owens – $1064.66,
Power House – $238.61, Adams –
$881.14, Rushmore Office – $714.32,
Rapid Delivery – $57.60, Servall –
$341.21, Sheehan Mack & Equip –
$328.17, SD DOT – $21272.69, Summit
Signs – $330.00, R Scott – $14.56, West
River Electric – $161.27, West River International – $121.21, Whisler Bearing –
$213.80, Western Comm. – $484.00
SNOW REMOVAL: First Interstate –
$54.73, CBH – $1689.36, Chain Saw
Center – $250.00, T&M Log Hauling –
$8925.00, L Eaton – $3035.50, Corr
Construction – $880.00, T Ugland –
$81.40, Summit Signs – $152.00, D
Overweg – $2968.75, Garner Ranch –
$765.00, MCT – $20.00
COMMUNICATIONS: Butte Electric – $125.20, Golden West Tele –
$583.21, Centurylink – $1576.45,
Xerox – $382.90, Microsoft Corp –
$732.00, Priority Dispatch – $78.00,
Western Comm. – $375.00, Butte Electric – $128.70, Knology – $.37
FIRE PROTECTION: Aker Woods –
$2449.00
DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED:
BH Works – $1000.00, NH Training –
$1000.00
COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE:
Dakota Business Center – $33.45,
Postage by Phone – $1500.00, First Interstate – $1248.99, CBH – $88.86,
Meade Co. Jr. Leaders – $537.50, Rushmore Office – $629.53, Knology – $2.57
WEED & PEST: Verizon – $53.48,
Knology – $43.71, Sturgis Napa –
$12.55, BHP&L $98.03, First Interstate –
$121.02, Cedar Shore Resort – $163.90,
Hills Septic – $185.00, Servall Uniform –
$76.12, SD Dept of Ag – $83.00, Warne
Chemical – $58.72, MCT – $104.00
INDUSTRIAL
DEVELOPMENT:
Sturgis Economic Dev. – $8750.00
VARIOUS FUNDS: Norwest Bank,
matching Social Security – $32091.71,
SD Retirement System, matching retirement – $27628.64, county share of
health and life insurance – $79779.03.
Action (Consent): E. Register of
Deed's Report
Approve November 2013 report in
the amount of $23,050.00.
Action (Consent): F. Auditor Report
AUDITOR'S ACCOUNT WITH
COUNTY TREASURER
To the Honorable Board of County
Commissioners Meade County:
I hereby submit the following report of
my examination of the cash and cash
items in the hands of the County Treasurer of this County as of December 1,
2013.
Total amount of deposits in
banks – 21,133.96
Total amount of actual cash –
2,290.69
Total amount of checks and drafts in
Treasurer's possession not exceeding
three (3) days – 131,247.66

ITEMIZED LIST OF ALL ITEMS,
CHECKS, and DRAFTS WHICH HAVE
BEEN INTHE TREASURER'S POSSESSION OVER THREE (3) DAYS:
Postage – 1,949.31
CD/Savings – 805,400.07
Pioneer Bank – $805,400.07
First Interstate Bank Special Checking – 431,949.71
Farmer's State Bank – 13,613.13
First Trust – 0.00
First Interstate Bank Savings – 0.00
Flex Account – 23,017.39
PBGen 2 – 16,816.02
PBWarrant 2 – 4,889,372.84
cc pending – 1,073.24
Insuff. Funds – 654.84
TOTAL – 6,338,518.86
Action: G. Paul & Carol Iseminger
have a preliminary/final plat of Lots F1 &
F2 of The Dakota's Subdivision in the NE
of 15-4-6
Commissioner Bob Bertolotto returned to the meeting.
Executive Session SDCL 1-25-2 (4)
Motion to go into executive session
due to legal and negotiation matters.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto.
Motion to go out of executive session
and return to regular session.
Motion by Bertolotto, second by Aker.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto.
13. Adjourn
Action, Procedural: A. Adjourn the
Meeting
Motion to adjourn the meeting.
Motion by Aker, second by Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto.
APPROVED:
_______________________________
Robert Heidgerken, Chairman
ATTEST:
___________________________
Lisa Schieffer, Auditor
Published December 18, 2013 at the approximate total cost of ______.
APPROVED:
_______________________________
Robert Heidgerken, Chairman
ATTEST:
____________________________
Lisa Schieffer, Auditor
Published December 18, 2013 at the
total approximate cost of $266.74

FOR SALE BY
SEALED BID
CITY OF
FAITH – SURPLUS
PROPERTY
The City of Faith, South Dakota is offering the following surplus property for
sale by sealed bid. Please contact the
City Office at 967-2261 for further information or to make arrangements to view
the property.
Description of Property, Appraised
Value
Shelves
$90
Sealed bids will be accepted at the
City of Faith Finance Office, PO Box
368, Faith, SD 57626-0368, until 4:00
P.M. on December 30, 2013. All bids
must be clearly marked “Sealed bid for
Shelves” on the outside of the envelope.
Bids will be opened at the regular meeting of the Faith City Council on December 30, 2013, at 7:15 P.M.
The City of Faith reserves the right to
accept or reject any or all bids.
Published December 18 & 25, 2013 for
a total approximate cost of $16.88

December 18, 2013 • The Faith Independent •

Special Meade
County Commission
Meeting
(Tele-Conference)
(Thursday,
December 5, 2013)

APPROVED:
_______________________________
Robert Heidgerken, Chairman
ATTEST:
____________________________
Lisa Schieffer, Auditor
Published December 18, 2013 at the
total approximate cost of $14.29

Legal Advertising
Friday noon before
Wed. publication

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The Faith Independent

Generated by Lisa G Schieffer on
Monday, December 9, 2013
Members present
Alan Aker and Bob Bertolotto present.
Via-telephone: Robert Heidgerken,
Linda Rausch and Galen Niederwerder.
Meeting called to order at 1:00 PM
1. Call to Order at 1:00 PM
2. Scheduled Item
Action, Discussion: A. Set Hearing
Date for Alcohol License Application
Motion to set a hearing date for the
transfer of a retail on-sale liquor/Sunday
sales license for December 23, 2013 @
1:00 p.m. A roll call vote was taken.
Motion by Aker, second by Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
Motion to set the renewal hearing for
December 23, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m. A roll
call vote was taken.
Motion by Aker, second by Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.
3. Adjourn
Action, Procedural: A. Adjourn the
Meeting
Motion to adjourn the meeting. A roll
call vote was taken.
Motion by Aker, second by Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Heidgerken, Rausch, Aker,
Bertolotto, Niederwerder.

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY
Dr. Jason M. Hafner
Dr. David J. Prosser
OPTOMETRISTS
Faith Clinic
1ST–3RD WEDNESDAYS
OF THE MONTH
PH: 967-2644
1-800-648-0760
910 Harmon St

Bogue & Bogue
Law offices
Eric Bogue
Cheryl Laurenz Bogue
416 S Main St., Faith, SD
967-2529 or 365-5171
H&H Repair–Jade Hlavka
3 mi. W & 3 mi. N of Howes, SD
Equip. Repair/Maintenance Hydraulics - A/C - Tires
Car & Light Truck Tires
Shop: 605-985-5007
Cell: 605-441-1168
Certified Diesel Tech
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Call anytime 7 days a week!!
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For all your Real Estate Needs
call Kevin Jensen
381-4272
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With values and honesty born and bred in Faith,
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Health Service
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605/967-2644
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Faith, SD
Verna Schad: 964-6114 or
PH: 415-5935
605-365-6593 (cell)
Faith Veterinary
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FOR SALE

FOR SALE: Several nice used refrigerators with warranties. Del’s
Second Hand Store, Exit 63, Box
Elder, PH: 390-9810.
F12-4tp
FOR SALE: 1-4x5 and 2-4x6 used
double paned sliding glass win-

dows with nailers. Del’s Second
Hand Store, Exit 63, Box Elder,
PH: 390-9810.
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The Faith Independent • December 18, 2013 •

PH: 390-9810.

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1912.
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sharing, opportunities for growth,
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$1,500 Sign on Bonus available for
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Must apply online.
EEO.

NOTICES

APARTMENTS AVAILABLE:
Countryside
Apartments
in
Faith. 1 bedroom, carpeted
throughout. Laundry facilities
available. Handicap accessible.
Rent based on income. For information contact: MetroPlains
management, LLC 1-800-2442826 or 1-605-347-3077 Equal
Opportunity Housing
F5-tfc
PASTURE WATER LINES
with trencher and backhoe, Livestock Water Systems. 10 1/2 miles
south of Maurine, 605-748-2473
Merle Vig.
F2-tfc

FOR SALE: Several nice sofa
and loveseats, some have sleepers. Starting at under $100. Del’s
Second Hand, Exit 63, Box Elder,
Home: (605) 837-2945
Cell: (605) 381-5568

Excavation work of
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WTrenching
WTire Tanks
WVacuum
Excavation
WCobett Waters
WDirectional
Boring

Brent Peters
Located in
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EMPLOYMENT
HEALTHCARE JOBS. Now hiring:
RNís, LPNís/LVNís, CNAís, Med
Aides. $2,000 Bonus ñ Free Gas.
Call AACO @ 1-800-656-4414 Ext.
38.
THE CITY OF ONIDA is seeking a
public works employee. Full Time,
with benefits.
Employment contingent upon pre-employment
physical. Call 605-258-2441.
PERKINS COUNTY HIGHWAY Superintendent. Must have CDL. Engineering background a plus. Open
until 1/1/14 or until filled. For
more information: 605-244-5624.
Apply: Perkins County Finance Office, PO Box 126, Bison, SD,
57620. EOE
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LONGBRANCH IN PIERRE, SD. We
have lowered the price & will consider contract for deed. Call Russell
Spaid 605-280-1067.
Redfield School District is seeking
candidates for Superintendent of
Schools. Candidate needs proper
certification requirements, should
be strong educational leader with
effective communication and interpersonal skills. Application materials contact Dr. Randall Royer at
rroyer@asbsd.org
or 605-7732500. Closes January 29, 2014.
LOG HOMES
DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes,
building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota.
Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig
Connell, 605-264-5650, www.goldeneagleloghomes.com.
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CUSTER SD TOWNHOMES at Boot
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Dupree Daycare, Inc. announces its 2014
Annual Meeting to be held at the
Dupree Daycare, Dupree, South Dakota, on
January 8, 2014, at 6:00 pm (MST).
Nominating petitions for election of
Directors may be obtained at the office by either
visiting or calling. Candidates and voters must be
members of Dupree Daycare. All members of
Dupree Daycare shall be eligible to vote in the
election for each Director to be elected.
Membership is open to parents of children at
Dupree Daycare and anyone living within a 50 mile
radius of Dupree Daycare upon payment of an
annual membership fee of $10.00.