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Faith Gazette & The Faith Indepndent Since 1910
Volume 85 •
No. 16

2013 in review
The new year has arrived and
we can only hope that it will be
better than the past year, especially moisture-wise. Temperatures were not nearly as warm
here the first week of January as
they were in the Hills. Rapid
City was in the 40s-50s the end
of the week and weekend, we
were in the 20s.
The Faith city council approved bidding out repair of the
water tower. The epoxy finish is
coming off the interior and needs
to be redone. The town will not
be without water while the work
is being done. Bids for a digger
derrick truck were set to be
opened but there were no bids
received. They will bid out again
in February.
The Longhorns had two away
games and victories: Hettinger,
ND on Thursday, Jan. 3rd JV 5646, Varsity 48-42, and Harding
County on Saturday, Jan. 5th JV
45-37 and Varsity 46-45
Morris Gustafson, President
of Farmers State Bank, and Raymond Smith, President of First
National Bank in Philip, announced that the boards of
Farmers State Bank and First
National Bank in Philip have
agreed to merge the two banks.
The merger is expected to take
place in the first quarter of 2013
pending regulatory approval.
Faith and area cowboys and
cowgirls will be competing in the
20X Extreme Showcase at the
Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo
which will be held at the Rapid
City Civic Center on January
27th. Those students are:
Tearnee Nelson, Tricia Wilken,
Foster,Joshua Hunt, Cody Bernstein, Dalton Sheridan, and Dalton Gerbracht.
Longhorns bring home 4th
straight WR Tournament title.
Game 1: Faith 55, Upton, WY 44;
Game 2 Faith 43-New Underwood 32, and championship
game: Faith55, Hot Springs 38.
Cody Trainor was named MVP
and was named to All Tournament Team with Caden Smiley
and Jarius Halligan.
The JV and varsity Lady
Longhorns defeated the Bison

Cardinals on January 8th. The
Ladies hosted the Lemmon Cowgirls on Jan. 10th. The JV won in
a close one 26-23, varsity lost
We had some gorgeous
weather the middle of the
month, more like fall than winter, reaching the mid 40s to low
50s. But cooled off, dropping to
the single digits, and wind chills
in the minuses.
Ellen Simon, former Faith
resident, who now lives in Henderson, NE, published her first
book, entitled “Simply Simon:
Poems on Cowboys, Kinfolk, and
Life from Mama’s View.” It is
filled with a great selection of
her lifework of poetry she has
written in her unique rhyming
Longhorns get two mores wins
at home on Jan. 15th: JV: 44-34,
Varsity 65-38.
The Lady Longhorns placed
third in the Little Moreau Conference Basketball Tournament
last week.
SDSU Extension, the City of
Faith, and area producers will
hold the 36th Annual Ranchers
Forum and 2nd Annual Pen of 3
Bull Showcase at Faith Livestock Commission on February
An emotionally charged measure that could put armed and
trained guards in schools passed
out of committee by one vote last
week at the S.D. Legislature.
HB1087 allows local school
boards the option of hiring a socalled “school sentinel.” As the
bill was amended before passage
Jan. 25, the local county sheriff
then must agree to the board’s
plan before the sentinel program
moves forward in a district.
The Faith Longhorns traveled
to Dupree on Tuesday, January
22nd to face a very tough Dupree
Tigers team. The Longhorns got
their first loss of the season, 6041. Both teams had only one loss
at the time.
Deaths: Bernice Lee, Ruth
Capp, Tressa Gabriel, Patti
We had some really cold tem-

peratures the first week of the
month. Thursday morning we
had a -12º at 7:30 with a wind
chill of a -41º!! It reached a high
of 4º. Friday morning the temperature was around 10º at 7:30
and didn’t get a whole lot
warmer. Temperatures rose on
Saturday and stayed on the
warmer side through the weekend and into the week.
Katie Haines, senior at Faith
High School served as a page in
Pierre for Representative Larry
Rhoden. Katie is the daughter of
Wayne and Linda Haines.
Longhorns bring home runner-up in LIttle Moreau Conference
championship game to Dupree.
The Lady Longhorns varsity
team brought home a win over
the Philip Scotties on January
The Faith Longhorns closed
their regular season on their
home floor on Friday, February
22nd with wins over the Wall
Eagles. The Longhorns varsity
team had a 17-2 record for the
regular season.
Deaths: Buster Maynard,
Chester Stomprud, Don Hight,
Junior Steen, Marie Doak, Roy
VanSickle, Vivan Lyon, Vivian

"The Other Side of
Disaster"—a two day
seminar for producers
by Dave Pratt
The South Dakota Grassland
Coalition, along with the Ranching for Profit School, will present
"The Other Side of Disaster"—a
two-day seminar by guest
speaker, Dave Pratt, Jan. 15-16,
2014 at the Best Western
Ramkota in Rapid City, SD.
Pratt’s presentation will provide
valuable tools and tips, as well as
encouragement, for producers
who have experienced setbacks in
production because of uncontrollable circumstances, such as October’s winter storm Atlas.
In addition to classroom time,
attendees will have opportunities
to meet with Pratt for evening
discussions on Wednesday. A CattleFax webinar is included in
Thursday’s agenda, and will
begin at 1 pm.
Dave Pratt is one of the most

sought after speakers and respected authorities on sustainable ranching in North America.
His programs, which include the
Ranching for Profit School and
Executive Link, have benefited
thousands of families and millions of acres. Pratt shares his
knowledge of management intensive grazing and strategic issues
impacting the profitability of
ranches. He is dedicated to helping people transform their farms
and ranches into sustainable
"We’re honored to have Dave
Pratt share his expertise with our
those who are forced to make
tough business decisions following the October storm," says Bill
Slovek, SD Grassland Coalition
board director and Haakon
County rancher. "Pratt is an expert in many areas of production
agriculture when it comes to sustainability—something we’re all
working towards. We feel his pre-

January 1, 2014

sentations will benefit anyone
who attends."
Thanks to financial support
from businesses and individuals,
the event is free of charge to the
first 200 registrants. After 200
registrations are received, there a
cost per person. Materials and
meals are included each day. To
register or to learn more about
this event, contact Judge Jessop
at 605-280-0127 or send an email
to jjessop@sdconservation.org.
Registrations are accepted until
Jan. 6, 2014.
Motel rooms are available at
the Best Western Ramkota at a
discounted rate for participants
through Dec. 22, 2013. Make
reservations by calling 605-3438550 and ask for the SD Grassland Coalition block.
Learn more about Dave Pratt
at www.RanchManagement.com.
Visit the South Dakota Grassland
Coalition’s website at www.SDGrass.org or like them on Facebook.

South Dakota flu increases
In South Dakota influenza activity increased sharply to
“LOCAL”-level during the past
week, and is expected to continue
to increase in the coming weeks.
· 27 new confirmed* case of influenza were reported last week,
(68 confirmed cases cumulative so
far this season: 97% Influenza A
[H1N1 predominant] and 3% Influenza B). 34% of confirmed influenza cases from Pennington
County residents. [*Lab confirmed: PCR, culture or DFA]
· 19.1% positive rapid antigen
tests reported statewide (136 positives out of 713 individuals
tested last week).
· 7 new influenza-associated
hospitalizations reported last
week. 14 hospitalizations this
· 1 influenza-associated death
reported last week. 2 deaths reported this season.
· 1.4% of clinic visits for influenza-like illness (ILI), 76% of
ILI clinic visits in children and
young people.
· 1.8% of K-12 students were
absent due to illness, range 0% 10% absent (171 schools reporting, many schools on Christmas
Influenza surveillance website
SD Dept of Health Facebook:

Thank you to Vickie Horan, Influenza Surveillance Coordinator,
for the surveillance report and
Danette Hoffman who does most
of the flu PCR testing at the SD
Public Health Laboratory.
National Synopsis: influenza
activity increased in the United
States last week. Nationally, 98%
influenza A and 2% influenza B of
1,639 positive specimens tested
(Influenza A-H1N1 predominant).
- WIDESPREAD (highest activity level) influenza activity in
10 states;
- REGIONAL activity in 23
- LOCAL activity in 12 states,
including South Dakota
- SPORADIC activity in 4
- NO ACTIVITY in any states.
Neighboring states:
- Widespread activity in
- Regional activity in Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska.
- Local activity in North
Dakota, Montana and South
National influenza activity is
reported weekly by CDC on Fridays

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Opal Area News
December 19th Zona Vig spent
the day traveling to Whitewood ,
Sturgis and Rapid City on slippery roads with lots of fresh snow.
She spent the night with the
Brink family in Box Elder coming
home Friday morning in time for
the "delayed 1st Birthday Party"
for Brixie Rain Vig. Sunday the
22nd Travis and Chandelle Brink
and family brought dinner to
Dwayne and Zona's house and
were joined by Hope, JT, Kelsey
and Brixie Vig.
December 16th was the craft
fair held in Faith. Carmen Heidler went in to help Mindy Heidler by watching Braylie and
Harlie when she got out of school.
Harlie's birthday was the 17th so
Dorothy, John and Carmen and
the girls had a little birthday
party at grandma Dorothy's.
John went back into Faith the
next day as well to help his mom
out with some things. Saturday
the 21st John and OJ Heidler
both went to funerals in different
directions. John went into Faith
for the services for Butch Krause
and OJ went to Rapid City for the
funeral for Eudell Larson's
The week prior to Christmas
week Diane Fees said she kept
busy with her job in Faith but
Walter and Jesse Fees took off for
the hills to do a little shopping.
Diane also wanted me to put a reminder to the Opal Area community that the Opal Hall annual
meeting will be held on January
14th at 1:00 pm at the Hall. The
Opal Hall board has also scheduled a fund raiser for the hall repairs and that will be on
Saturday January 18th at 6:00
pm. They will be asking the local
ladies to donate pies for the pie
auction and the hall will have a
soup supper with a donation box
for the meal. Chili and chicken
noodle soup will be served followed by the pie auction. New

By Kay Ingalls

heaters have been installed in the
hall so all come and enjoy the
warmth of the new heaters.
JAN. 18TH.
Marlin and Ethel Ingalls and
Walter and Diane Fees were
grandparents that attended the
school Christmas programs for
the Enning and Union Center
Schools that was held at Union
Center. Jesse and Kelly Fees and
girls headed to California early
Saturday morning for the summer vacation he could take with
the girls this summer, so will be
missed by family here for Christmas. I am not sure if it was for
last summer or coming up summer, but whatever winter in SD is
a great time to take a summer vacation in California. Diane made
a quick run into Rapid City on
Saturday morning for supplies,
then home to do Christmas baking.
Dwayne and Zona Vig joined Paul
and Cheyenne Winkler and family at the home of David and Beverly Winker for supper, good
visiting and a tour of their house.
Marla and Kaylee Griffith came
out to her folks, Marlin and Ethel
Ingalls home on Monday for a
visit and to join with Paul and
Debbie Delbridge and their family, except Nathan Howie who
had to work, for Christmas Day.
They returned to Gillette on
Thursday afternoon.
Tuesday Kay Ingalls stopped
in for a short visit with Dwayne
and Zona Vig and deliver their
Christmas goody.
Nathan Ingalls came home
from his work in Williston ND on
Monday forenoon. He said the
temp. was -33 when he left there.
Howard and Kay Ingalls went to
the home of son Robert and JoDee
Ingalls on Monday for an early
Christmas dinner and gifts. 27

were in attendance with their
kids, 2 married kids, 2 grandkids,
JoDee's parents and sister Renae
and Jerry Rose, and Levi Walters.
Was a great day and everyone
was healthy.
Wednesday afternoon the 24th
Dwayne, Zona and Hope Vig enjoyed a John Wayne movie at the
home of JT, Kelsey and Brixie
Vig. JT provided and intermission so we could have a taste of
Kelsey's peach pie and coffee.
Brixie was just as good entertainment as was the movie !
Christmas Eve was spent at
the home of John and Carmen
Heidler with the event of the annual popcorn ball making gathering. Cody Lesmeister from
Gillette, Wy., Chip and Mindy
Heidler and family, OJ and Leah
Heidler and the Sam Cowles family in attendance. Christmas Day
John, Carmen, Chip's family and
OJ's family were at Dorothy Heidler's home in Faith for dinner.
Kallie and Marlieigh Fees and
her boy friend Weston Hicks
joined Walter and Diane Fees
Monday night and stayed through
Christmas Day. Jason Fees came
down on Christmas morning and
they did gifts and enjoyed a prime
rib Christmas dinner.
Thursday morning Merle Vig
led Pete ,(the dog) back home to
Dwayne and Zona's with his car.
Pete had gone to Merle's to visit
his dog Duce the night before and
didn't come home on his own.
Dwayne, Zona, Teigen Grubl and
Wyatt Schuelke worked bull
calves at JT's that day. Paul and
Cheyenne Winkler and family
stopped to visit and pick up supplies and then stopped at Dwayne
and Zona's for an impromptu supper. JT, Kelsey, Brixie and Hope
Vig also came. Cherokee, Wyatt
and Garrett Winkle played their
piano recital pieces that their
grandparents had not been able
to hear earlier in the month.

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Howard and Kay Ingalls spent
Christmas Eve enjoying homemade pizza with Rod and Tracy
and the boys and exchanging
gifts. Christmas Day we left early
to travel to Sturgis for a visit with
Grandma Margie, grandson Dirk
and family and then on to Rita
and Roch Bestgen's for dinner ,
gifts and games. Rod and Tracy
and sons also came to Rita's.
Later in the afternoon we went
into sister Gladys and Guy Edwards home for the Simons Sibling Christmas. All seven of us
and our 5 spouses were there plus
several of the nieces and
nephews. Nancy and Larry Carpenter, Annette Carpenter and
friend Steve were there from
Washington DC area, Amber Carpenter from Denver CO. area and

Larry Simons from Oregon, I
think. Linda and Bill Grenz and
their son, Bart and family from
Cody, WY., Juanita and Lyle Delbridge and their daughter Kendra
and Justin Hanks and family,
Rod and Tracy Ingalls and sons,
Katie Ness and her dad Mitt,
(Guyla was ill and couldn't come),
Juliana and Loman Bestgen and
Collette Myers. We had a Christmas program, food of course,
story telling and laughter, just
like we always did when our parents were alive. Loman Bestgen
came home with his Uncle Rod
and Tracy to spend a few days
Wishing all the readers a Very
Merry, Prosperous and Blessed
New Year 2014.

2014 Private Pesticide
Applicator Training Dates
needs to be certified or recertified
as a Private Pesticide Applicator?
If you plan to apply any pesticides
to produce an agricultural commodity worth $1,000 or more to
land that you or your employer
rents or owns, you need to be certified. It does not matter what
pesticide you apply (herbicide, insecticide, fungicide, etc.) you need
to be certified as a private applicator, explained Buyung Hadi,
SDSU Extension Pesticide Applicator Training & Urban Entomology Specialist.
There are three options to get
1. Applicants many attend a 3hour recertification class at any
private applicator certification
2. Applicants may stop by at a
(http://igrow.org/about/our-experts/) or local extension office
and pick-up the materials to complete an open-book, home-study
3. Applicants may take a private applicator exam online at the

Why do you need to become
"First and foremost, it's the
law, but certification gives you
the tools to apply pesticides properly, safely, and profitably," Hadi
He explained further that the
certification is good for five years
and allows applicators to buy and
apply general and restricted-use
pesticides. During the trainings,
SDSU Extension personnel will
cover the South Dakota rules and
regulations about applying pesticides.
Depending on the location,
they will also discuss local pest
management issues, be it insect
pests, weeds, or diseases.
There is no charge for attending the private applicator class or
taking the open-book home-study
exam to become certified or recertified as a private pesticide applicator.
For a complete list of training
sessions throughout the state
visit: http://igrow.org/agronomy

Faith Community Health Center
Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday 8 am – 12 pm
and 1 – 5 PM

Verna Schad, CNP
Darci Harper, CNP
For appointments call:
605-967-2644 or

January 1, 2014 • The Faith Independent •

In South Dakota influenza activity
increased sharply to “LOCAL”
-level during the past week, and is expected to continue to increase in the coming weeks
· 27 new confirmed* case of influenza were reported last week,
(68 confirmed cases cumulative so
far this season: 97% Influenza A
[H1N1 predominant] and 3% Influenza B). 34% of confirmed influenza cases from Pennington
County residents. [*Lab confirmed: PCR, culture or DFA]
· 19.1% positive rapid antigen
tests reported statewide (136 positives out of 713 individuals
tested last week).
· 7 new influenza-associated
hospitalizations reported last

week. 14 hospitalizations this
· 1 influenza-associated death
reported last week. 2 deaths reported this season.
· 1.4% of clinic visits for influenza-like illness (ILI), 76% of
ILI clinic visits in children and
young people.
· 1.8% of K-12 students were
absent due to illness, range 0% 10% absent (171 schools reporting, many schools on Christmas

Influenza surveillance website
SD Dept of Health Facebook:
Thank you to Vickie Horan, Influenza Surveillance Coordinator,
for the surveillance report and
Danette Hoffman who does most
of the flu PCR testing at the SD
Public Health Laboratory.
National Synopsis: influenza
activity increased in the United
States last week. Nationally, 98%
influenza A and 2% influenza B of
1,639 positive specimens tested
(Influenza A-H1N1 predominant).
- WIDESPREAD (highest activity level) influenza activity in
10 states;

- REGIONAL activity in 23
- LOCAL activity in 12 states,
including South Dakota
- SPORADIC activity in 4
- NO ACTIVITY in any states.
Neighboring states:
- Widespread activity in

- Regional activity in Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska.
- Local activity in North
Dakota, Montana and South
National influenza activity is
reported weekly by CDC on Fridays.

USDA/Farm Service Agency News
USDA/Farm Service Agency
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.
JANUARY 15 – Final date for
late filling 2014 winter wheat,
rye, and perennial forage where
the fees will be waived
JANUARY 17 – Last day to
return COC election ballots after
received new ones mailed December 20
MARCH 15 – Last day to purchase NAP for 2014 Spring
Planted and Forage Crops
USDA Farm Service Agency
Urges Farmers and Ranchers to
Vote in County Committee Elections
Corrected Ballots Were Mailed
to Eligible Producers Friday, Dec.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2013
— USDA Farm Service Agency
(FSA) Administrator Juan M.
Garcia announced that the FSA
County Committee Elections
begin today, Dec. 20, with the
mailing of ballots to eligible voters. The deadline to return the
ballots to local FSA offices is Jan.
17, 2014.
Producers have been instructed to destroy the FSA
County Committee Election ballots (FSA-669’s) mailed on Nov. 4.
The new ballots mailed to producers will have the word “corrected”
printed on the outside of the mailing, the ballot itself, and the return envelope. Producers must
complete and return the corrected
FSA-669 to have their vote
Eligible voters who do not re-

ceive a ballot in the coming week
can obtain one from their local
USDA Service Center. The last
day for voters to submit corrected
ballots in person to local USDA
Service Centers is Jan. 17, 2014.
Ballots returned by mail must be
postmarked no later than Jan. 17.
Newly elected committee members and their alternates will
take office Feb. 18, 2014.
County committee members
are an important component of
the operations of FSA and provide
a link between the agricultural
community and USDA. Farmers
and ranchers elected to county
committees help deliver FSA programs at the local level, applying
their knowledge and judgment to
make decisions on commodity

price support programs; conservation programs; incentive indemnity and disaster programs for
some commodities; emergency
programs and eligibility. FSA
committees operate within official
regulations designed to carry out
federal laws.
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) 6329992 or (toll-free Customer Service), (800) 877-8339 (local or
Federal relay), (866) 377-8642
(/relay voice users).

South Dakota Public Broadcastng to aquire
the license for KCSD-FM in Sioux Falls
South Dakota Public Broadcasting has reached an agreement with the University of Sioux
Falls to acquire the license for
KCSD-FM in Sioux Falls.
The station simulcasts SDPB
Radio’s statewide network signal,
and the network partners with
USF to provide personnel and engineering assistance to the University. KCSD-FM is one of the
SDPB radio network's 11 transmitters and nine translators that
cover the majority of South
Dakota. KCSD specifically serves
the community of Sioux Falls on
90.9 FM.
The Board of Directors for Educational Telecommunications in
South Dakota and the University
of Sioux Falls Board of Trustees
reached a purchase agreement
this fall. The Board of Directors
for Educational Telecommunications is SDPB’s governing board,
which owns the licenses for the
remainder of SDPB Radio’s transmitters and all of SDPB Television’s transmitters.
“This agreement offers SDPB
the best of both worlds,” said
Julie Andersen, executive direc-

tor of SDPB. “We will be able to
consolidate ownership of our
broadcast licenses while continuing to mentor students at the
University of Sioux Falls.”
SDPB and the University of
Sioux Falls will continue working
together to offer educational
media opportunities for students
at the school, and USF will continue to make facilities available
from which original programming
will originate.
"Since 1985, KCSD-FM has
reached the Sioux Falls market
from the campus of the University of Sioux Falls, and we remain
committed to our mutually beneficial partnership with South
Dakota Public Broadcasting,”
said Brett Bradfield, provost and
vice president of academic affairs.
“University leaders’ initial intent
was to promote the city’s quality
of life through public radio. We
still believe in this mission, and
we’re proud of SDPB’s teaching
and mentoring roles with our students and interns.”
The sale must be approved by
the Federal Communications


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Page 4 • January 1, 2014 • The Faith Independent

Marcus News

By Vicky Waterland

Between my computer troubles
and Diane’s early deadline I missed
out on a couple of weeks. This new
technology can be wonderful, when
it works. There are times it would
seem a simple pencil and sheet of
paper would make my life so much
simpler. Then I remember how hard
it is for me to write for a long period
of time and I bless my computer. I
also think Dorothy Ulrich is looking
down from Heaven and clucking
her tongue because I never did really master typing like she wanted
us too. I do thank the person who
came up with a computer screen

that allows me to easily change my
errors without the whole rigmarole
it took with a typewriter. My mother
wrote news for the paper so it was
Corinna or my Monday morning
duty to deliver the news to Faith. It
is much simpler and cost effective
to copy, paste and send from my
desk here in the family room.
Ahead of mother, my Grandmother
Rose Howie, wrote the Marcus
News. Grandma sent her news
through the mail and got it from
Marcus to Faith in a couple days.
That was back in the old days before they improved the postal sys-

Sympathy is extended to the
family of Butch Krause. It seems
hard to imagine Faith without a
man named Krause living here.
Harry, Anna, and Butch were as
much Faith as you could get. The
family played an integral part in the
development and growth of the
business and school system of the
entire town. Butch was a man who
was never too important to visit or
just say hi. He’ll be missed.  
Marcus Church will be holding
their Annual Winter Extravaganza
at Union Center Community Building on January 18, Mark your calendar for a fun evening of soup,
silent auction, fish pond and fellowship. Any questions or donations,

Faith Livestock Commission Co.
(605) 967-2200
1ST SALE OF 2014
Sale Time: 10 AM
Expecting 2000-2500 cattle

Smith – 160 Char x steers HR 800-850#
Smith – 110 Angus steers HR 800#
Smith – 110 Char x heifers HR – 750-800#
Dorsey – 300 blk & bldy steers HR (green) 450-525#
Verhulst – 180 Angus steers HR 625-725#
Goddard – 100 blk & bldy heifers HR 600-650#
Storm Inc – 80 Angus steers & heifers HR 600#
VTV – 100 Angus heifers HR 650#
Rosenow – 80 Angus steers & heifers BV 600-650#
Palmer – 60 blk & bldy steers HR 800-850#
Smith – 60 Angus heifers BV 600#
M Storm – 35 blk & bldy heifers HR 550#
Varland Girls – 140 Char x calves HR 700-800#
Jorgenson – 35 red x heifers HR 700#
Delbridge – 30 Angus steers HR 600#
Reder – 50 blk & char x steers & heifers HR 550-625#
Varland – 180 blk & bldy heifers (open) 800-850#
Flintrock – 100 blk & red heifers (open) 800#
All feeder cattle weaned and home-raised with more expected by sale time.

Monday, January 13: Special feeder cattle, bred cow and sheep sale
Monday, January 20: Special feeder cattle and sheep sale
Monday, January 27: Regular cattle and sheep sale
Monday, February 3: Regular cattle and sheep sale
Monday, February 10: Special replacement heifer, feeder cattle sale
Sletten Angus Bull 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.

call Bev Hudson at 985-5933.
Jim and Connie Eichinger were
afternoon visitors and supper guest
at Tucker Hudsons before Church
at Marcus on Monday evening.
Brad, Tela , Whitney Hutchison
arrived at Tucker Hudsons' Christmas Eve day. Whitney’s birthday
was celebrated that evening. On
Christmas Day the Hutchison’s,
Tucker, Bev and Tina Hudson, Brad
Hutchison and Alyiss were all at the
Bill and Teri Browns at Piedmont for
A big crowd turned out at the
Marcus Church for the Christmas
evening. The children narrated the
Christmas story, Bobby Timmons
played Deck the Halls on the piano,
and Emily Escott sang O Holy Night
as special music along with the
Christmas message, fellowship and
goodies to follow.
On Tuesday, the 17th of December, Jim and Vonnie O'Dea were in
Philip to attend the funeral of Raymond Dean. O'Dea's shared their
"townhouse" with the Dean Family
so that they had a place to meet.
Dr. Stangle was at O'Dea's place
Friday to bangs vaccinate their
heifers. Amy Deichert and Troy
Wilcox helped with that job.
Monday, December 23, Sheryl,
Lowell, Garrett, and Jamie
Schweitzer came to start the Christmas cheer at Jim and Vonnie
O'Dea's. Tuesday, Susan O'Dea,
Amy and Michael Deichert came
from Spearfish, Rachel Deichert
and Nate West from Lincoln, NE,
and Holly, Doug, and Paige Phillips,
Piedmont. Troy Wilcox joined the
family for super, cards, and visiting.
Mary Deichert, Spearfish, came
early Christmas morning as she
worked the day before. Everyone
left that evening as jobs were calling them on Thursday. Great get to-

gether and fun times were had.
Lacey and Robert Wondercheck
and boys hosted Christmas Eve for
Bub, D’Anne, Troy and Amanda
Thompson, Harold and I. Christmas Day Harold and I drove to
Spearfish to spend the day with the
Kilmer, Schilling, and Langendorfer
Lacey and Robert Wondercheck, Quirt and Rio spent
Christmas Day at Nick and Lila
Caspers near Elm Springs.
Allen Waterland and Ginny Waterland drove to Zumbrota, Minnesota for Christmas at Robert and
Anne Waterlands.
Bub, D’Anne, Amanda and Troy
Thompson hosted D’Anne’s family
for Christmas Day dinner.
I’ve included news that was sent
to me in the past couple weeks as I
think we still want to know what others are doing. Thank you for the patience!
Thursday, December 12 Jim and
Vonnie O'Dea were in Philip where
they attended the funeral of Lorraine Hanson.
Tucker , Bev and Tina Hudson
went to the hills on Tuesday to do
some Christmas shopping. We met
Barb Hudson and had lunch in
Tucker and Bev Hudson went to
Rapid City Saturday to attend a
Family Christmas gathering at the
home of Mike and Bobbi Langbehn.
Lots of good food and a fun
evening of a White elephant gift exchange.
Big turnout at the Marcus
Church Sunday. The youth practiced the nativity scene for the annual candlelight service that will be
held December 23rd.
I  need this in by noon Friday so
I’m closing down. Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year to all.

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Black Hills

Childrens Christmas
store a huge success!
Church would like to thank all of
the adults who donated the gifts
and the children who shopped at
our first annual Children's
Christmas Store. Each gift was
tagged with a fitting Bible verse
and ready for purchase from the
local children. Fun was had by
the adults who helped the little
shoppers and wrapped the gifts,
but the smiles and giggles re-

ceived from the children, who
squeeled with delight at the success of shopping in private and
being able to shop for the entire
family in one stop was the biggest
gift of all!! Special thanks to
Lynn's Dakotamart and Vila's
Pharmacy for providing the bags
used to wrap the gifts. We hope
this event will be an annual community affair and hope to see
everyone next year.

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Bakery is featuring
Father’s Table Assorted Cake
Father’s Table Assorted
Cheese Cakes

Produce Special
4 lb. Bag
Navel Oranges

PIERRE, S.D. – The 2014
South Dakota resident-only
mountain lion hunting season for
the Black Hills Fire Protection
District opened on Thursday, Dec.
The season for the Black Hills
is open through March 31 unless
a harvest limit of 75 mountain
lions or 50 female mountain lions
is reached at an earlier date.
All mountain lions harvested
within the Black Hills must be
presented to a Game, Fish and
Parks Department representative
at the Rapid City office (4130 Adventure Trail) or the Custer State
Park Headquarters within 24
hours of harvest for inspection.
Residents may purchase one
2014 mountain lion hunting license. The license is not only
valid for the Black Hills season,
but also valid Jan. 1 – Dec. 31 on
land that is located outside of the
Black Hills Fire Protection District.
Licenses may be purchased by
application through the mail or
online through the Game, Fish
and Parks Department website at
Hunters will find updates on the
harvest of mountain lions in the
Updates will also be available
from the GFP smartphone app,
toll free phone at 1-866-895-9067
and by signing up for email notifications through the GFP website.

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In County
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Out of County
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New Books at
the Faith Library
Adult, Non Fiction
Rodeo Legends, By Favin
Foods That Harm Foods That
Heal, Reader’s Digest
Dogs of War, By Sheila
Keenan & Nathan JFox
Butch Cassidy, By Richard
The Illustrated Bible Story by
Story, By Father Michael Collins
In Case We’re Separated, By
Alice Mattison
The Duel, By Robert Baldick
Licoln At Gettysburg, By
Garry Wills
The Knight’s Templar, By
Stephen Howard
Horses Don’t  Fly, By Frederick Libby
Adult Fiction
The Bloody Country, By James
Linco Collier
Anne of Ingleside, By L. M.
Fool Me Once, By Fern
Anne of Windy Poplars, By
L.M. Montgomery
A Long Walk to Water, By
Linda Sue Parker
Ghost Hawk, By Susan Cooper
Guitar Notes, By Mary Amato
Beauty, By Nancy Butcher
A Place To Belong, By Lauraine Snelling
Popular Vote, By Micol Ostow
The Invisible Wall, By Harry
In Case We’re Separated, By
Alice Mattison
Girls in Pants The Third Summer of the sisterhood, By Ann
Juvenile Non Fiction
Rodeo, By Robin Johnson
How to Draw Baby Animals,
Illustrated By Paul Nunn
How To Draw Dinosaurs, Illustrated By Georgene Griffin
Childrens Fiction
Kylie Jean Rodeo Queen, By
Marci Peschke
Splat the Cat With a Bang and
a Clang, By Amy Hsu Lin
Fly Guy Presents Space, By
Tedd Arnold
Chima Erix to the Rescue,
Marilyn Easton
Princesses and Puppies, By
Jennifer Weinberg
Power Rangers Megaforce
Alien Attack, By Ace Landers
Dash, By Elizaabeth J. Mills
Courageous Canine, By Kelly
Milner Halls
Mummies and Pyramids, By
Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne
Skippy Jon Jones, By Judy
Charile the Ranch Dog
Where’s the Bacon, By Ree
The Gingerbread JBear, By
Robert Dennis
Ollie Jolly, Rodeo Clown, By Jo

Children’s Movies
Rock N Learn Series
Physical Science
Earth Science
Life Science
Juvenile Fiction
Dragonfly, By Frederic S.
Molly Moon’s Hypnotic Time
Travel Adventure, By Georgia
Wish I Might, By Coleen Paratore
The Wolf Princess, By Cathryn
The Surprise Attack of Jabba
the Puppett, By Tom Angleberger
Percy Jackson The Sea of Monsters, By Robert Venditti
A Dog Called Homeless, By
Sarah Lean
Infinity Ring, By Matthew  J.
Into No Man’s Land, By Ellen
Emerson White
We Were Heroes, By Walter
Dean Myers
Prisoners of War, By  C.
Alexander  London
Dr. Frankenstein’s Daughters,
By Suzanne Weyn
The Darkest Path, By Jeff
Kiki, By Kyla May
Kizzy Ann Stamps, By Jeri
Hanel Watts
The Runaway King, By Jennifer A. Nielsen
Divided We Fall, By C. Alexander London
Molly Moon Stops the World,
By Georgia Byng
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Hard
Luck, By Jeff Kinney
The House on the Gulf, By
Margaret Peterson Haddix
How to Draw Fantastical
Creatures, By Ted Rechlin
How to Draw Cool Wheels, By
Mike Gardner
How To Draw Horses, Illustrated By Carrie Fink
Peace Warriors, By Andrea
Davis Pinkney
Whatever After Dream On, By
Sarah Mlynowski
Infinity Ring, By Matt de la
The Last Present, By Wendy
The Land of Stories The Wishing Spell, By Chris Colfer
World War II The Right Fight,
By Chris Lynch
The Hypnotists, By Gordon
Pet Hotel Calling All Pets, By
Kate Finch
Chima Beware of the Wolves,
By Greg Farshtey

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LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County
Public Notice is hereby given for an
application by Velocitel, Inc. as Agent for
AT&T Mobility for a cell phone tower to
be built in the N/2 less ROW of Section
11, Township 12 North, Range 13 West.
Said property is owned by Duane Wood.
Said public hearing will be January 8th,
2014 at 1:00 p.m. MST, at the Meade
County Courthouse located at 1300
Sherman Street, Sturgis, SD 57785.
Notice is further given that any person, persons or their attorney, may appear at said public hearing and present
objections, if any objections there be,
concerns and input on the same.
Please contact Cole Schantz, Velocitel, Inc. @ 952.944.1858 ext. 146 or at
email address c.schantz@velocitel .com
with any questions or concerns prior to
the hearing.
Published December 25, 2013 and January 1, 2014 for a total approximate cost
of $17.53

First reading of Ordinance No. #39 –
Meade County's Surface Mining Ordinance will be held by the Board of
Meade County Commissioners on January 8, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Commissioners meeting room in the Erskine
Administrative Building, Sturgis, SD.
/s/ Lisa Schieffer, Meade County Auditor
Published December 25, 2013 & January 1, 2014 at the total approximate cost
of $9.09

Petition has been received by the Meade
County Board of County Commissioners, pursuant to SDCL 31-3, requesting
that the following Section Line Right-ofWay be vacated:
The Section Line Right-of-Way common to Sections 8 and 17, Township 5
North, Range 5 East of the Black Hills
Meridian, Meade County, South Dakota,
abutting and adjoining the Southeast
Quarter of Section 8 and the Northeast
Quarter of Section 17.
The Meade County Board of County
Commissioners will conduct a public
hearing on the 8th day of January, 2014,
at the hour of 1:00 o’clock P.M. at the
Commissioners’ Room in the Erskine Office Building, 1300 Sherman Street, Sturgis, South Dakota, and at this public
hearing, the Board of County Commissioners will determine whether the public
interest will be better served by such proposed vacation of the section line rightof-way in question.
At the public hearing, the Meade
County Board of County Commissioners
will hear and consider any testimony for
or against said Petition. If anyone is unable to be present at the hearing, written
comments concerning the proposed vacation may be delivered to the Meade
County Auditor at the Meade County
Courthouse at any time before the time
set for hearing, and those written com-

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ments will be read aloud at the hearing.
Dated this 3rd day of December,
BY:_/s/ Lisa Schieffer
Meade County Auditor
Published Decemaber 25, 2013 and
January 1, 2014 at the total approximate
cost of $26.64

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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
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radius of Dupree Daycare upon payment of an
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GUN SHOW: Dakota Territory
Gun Collector’s Association Annual Winter BISMARCK Gun
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