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Faith Gazette & The Faith Indepndent Since 1910
Volume 85 •
No. 32

April 16, 2014

Voters make their
choices for city council
by Loretta Passolt
Following the election on
Tuesday, April 8th, there will be
two new faces on the city council,
although Cal Chapman was uncontested for the seat in Ward 1.
Lonny Collins was the high votegetter garnering 80 votes to take
one of the three open At-Large
Lightfield were the next highest
vote-getters so remain on the

council. 125 voters turned out to
pick their councilmembers.
Councilmember – At Large –
Two Year Term (Three Positions):
Hellekson-73, Bobbie C. Lightfield-55, Sandra Rasmussen-40,
Jenni Fisher-40, Matt Helms-26,
and Carol Pratt-21 Votes.
These members will be sworn
in at the first meeting in May.

Tornado warning systems to
be tested April 23
A statewide tornado drill will
be conducted for South Dakota by
the National Weather Service between 9:00 and 9:30 am MDT
(10:00 and 10:30 am CDT) on
Wednesday, April 23. Because the
exercise is used to ensure communications and warning systems
are functioning properly before
storm season, people will see and
hear the actual alerts used for
Outdoor warning sirens will be
sounded in many towns. The
sirens may not be heard inside
homes and office buildings, as
they are intended to alert people
who are outdoors away from radio
or TV.
The drill will also include activation of the Emergency Alert
System, which will interrupt local
media broadcasts. The public
should be aware that the scroll on
broadcast television and cable TV
channels will look like a real
warning, while the NOAA

Weather Radio and broadcast
audio will be identified as a test.
Local emergency response agencies may practice their response
procedures and many schools will
conduct safety drills for their students.
Individuals do not need to take
any action during the drill, but
they are encouraged to make
plans to protect themselves and
their families before storms develop. Don’t wait until the storm
is headed toward you as there
won’t be time. Information about
storm safety is available from
county emergency management
offices or visit the following web
sites: Rapid City National
Black Hills Chapter of the American Red Cross at www.blackhillsredcross.org,
Emergency Management Agency
at http://www.ready.gov

Northwest Area Schools
Northwest Area Schools ACADEMIC OLYMPICS is scheduled
to be held on Wednesday, April 23
at Faith School. Students from
Bison, Dupree, Eagle Butte,
Faith, Harding County, Lemmon,
McIntosh, McLaughlin and Timber Lake will be participating.
The public is welcome to at-

tend the Individual Class Quiz
Bowl Competitions beginning at
8:30 am MDT, the Overall Quiz
Bowl Competition at approximately 1:45 pm and the Awards
Ceremony scheduled to begin at
3:30 pm. The Quiz Bowl Competitions and Awards Ceremony will
be held in the gymnasium.

6 Generation Family Picture … Back Row: Miranda Blazek, John Simons, Carrie Blazek. Front
Row: Mae Keffeler, Jordan Olsen, Darleen Simons.
Courtesy photo

Faith Library among others to receive One
Book South Dakota mini-grants
Congratulations to the following libraries that are being
awarded the One Book, South
Dakota mini-grants from the
South Dakota State Library. Recipients are receiving five free
copies of Dakota by Kathleen
Norris and the opportunity to borrow 20 additional copies for their
library. Winners also have the opportunity to apply for a scholar
from the Humanities Council
speaker’s bureau to lead book discussions in their community.
To learn more about One Book,
please contact the Humanities

Council at the following link:
Thank you so much for applying and for your commitment to
the communities you serve.
The first book discussion will
be May 6 at the Faith
Public/School Library @ 6 PM.
Our SD Humanities Scholar
Leader will be our own(community member) Joan Wink. This
book discussion will introduce the
book, participants are given
guidelines for reading the book

and what to anticipate/share at
the conclusion book discussion.
The conclusion book discussion
will be June 10 @ 6 PM. Those
who are interested in participating can pick up a copy of the book
at the Faith Public/School Library. Participants do not have
to have the book read by May 6,
June 10 is the deadline.
Faith Public/School Library
Easter hours: close at 5 PM on
Thursday, April 17 and regular
hours will resume on Tuesday,
April 22. Happy Easter everyone!

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April 16, 2014 • The Faith Independent

Darrel Griffith

The funeral service for Darrel
Griffith, age 84 of Faith, was held
at 11:00 am Tuesday, April 15,
2014 at the Faith Community
Center. Pastor Calvin Chapman
officiated with burial in the Faith
Special music was provided by
Butch Samuelson and Arlie Hulm.
Serving as casketbearers were
Bo Griffith, Austin Griffith, Willie
Griffith, Callie Davis, Jesse
Beesley, Billie Jo Beesley, Dane
Kissack, Ryan Griffith, Erin Griffith, and Alyssa Griffith. All
friends and relatives are considered Honorary Bearers.
Visitation was held on Monday
from 1:00 to the time of the family
service at 7:00 pm at the Faith
Church of Christ.
Darrel Duane Griffith was born
Feb. 8th, 1930 in Dupree SD to
Carl and Maude Griffith. He was
born the youngest of 13 children.
The family moved to their new
ranch between Faith and Dupree
when Darrel was 3 yrs. old. From
that time on, that ranch was his
home. Darrel quit school in the
8th grade to help at the ranch
during some hard and trying
In 1950, at the age of 20, he married the love of his life, Marlene
Joyce Dore, and for 64 years they
raised cattle, horses and ran a
horse training facility. When his
father passed away and his
mother became ill, Darrel bought
the place and he and Marlene

worked, played and raised 5 children together on their 5000 acre
ranch. His passion for training
horses eventually became his primary way of making a living with
outside horses coming in from all
over the upper Midwest and beyond as his reputation grew rapidly. He put up an indoor riding
barn in 1966 and for quite some
time, his training business was
booked 2 years in advance. Darrel
started announcing rodeos for
Eddy Bachman and went on to announce for many years for various
contractors. He competed in the
bareback riding and calf roping
and went on to show his clients
horses and his own horses in competition excelling in calf roping,
cutting and reining. Many horses
he trained went on to win numerous state and some national titles
with his own horse, Miss Boog,
winning the National High School
cutting title carrying his daughter, Terri. Because of his reputation in the cutting horse industry,
he was invited to Washington, DC
by the Smithsonian Institute, to
perform every day for 1 week in a
temporary arena erected between
the Lincoln Memorial and the
wanted to ride his horse up the
steps and stand beside President
Lincoln's statue to have his picture taken, but refrained due to
the amount of mounted police
present. He touched many young
lives helping them develop their
horsemanship and cutting skills.
Darrel enjoyed music and he
played guitar and piano and had
many a jam session with family
and friends in his home. Just one
more thing Darrel was known for
was his trained working dogs. He
loved to show them off whether it
be bringing in the cattle from the
pasture or performing tricks, he
never tired of discovering something new that could be taught to
them. Recently his dogs were
renowned for their piano playing

and basketball playing skills. He
enjoyed life to the fullest and was
very active in his kids’ sports activities and was always game for
a practical joke or two. Darrel
gave his life to the Lord and loved
to sit down and open his wellworn Bible every morning before
his day began. He was instrumental in leading several to the Lord
even Baptizing his granddaughter
and nephew. 
Darrel passed away peacefully
in his home on April 10th, 2014 at
the age of 84 with his family by
his side. 
Darrel is survived by his wife,
Marlene, his daughters Debbie
Stewart and Terri (Phil) Kissack
of Spearfish, SD; his sons, Jim
(Kim) Griffith of BenBrook,
Texas, Doug Griffith of Discovery
Bay, CA, Rick Griffith of
Spearfish, SD; one sister, Neva
Samuelson also of Spearfish, SD.
He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  
He is preceded in death by his
father, mother, 11 brothers and
sisters and 2 grandchildren.
A memorial has been established.

Alice Margaret (Kari)

The Mass of Christian Burial
for Alice Margaret (Kari)
Wishard, age 60 of Bison, SD will
be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday,
April 16, 2014 at the Blessed
Sacrament Catholic Church in
Bison. Most Reverend Robert
Gruss, Celebrant, Fr. Tony

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Grossenburg, Homilist, Con-celebrants, Priests of the Diocese of
Rapid City. A Rosary/Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on
Tuesday evening at the Blessed
Sacrament Catholic Church.
Burial will be at St. Aloysius
Catholic Cemetery in Sturgis at
5:30 p.m.
Special music will be provided
by Dr. Barry Furze, Myron Volk,
Eliza Bonacci, and Tracy Buer.
Serving as casket bearers are
Alan Snortland, Stan Schlosser,
John Peck, Jerry Posley, Rene
Kari and Dan Jackson. The Red
Hatters and all of Alice’s family
and friends are considered honorary bearers.
A memorial has been established.
WISHARD was born on April 27,
1953 at Faith, SD to Pete C. and
Bernice M. (Schlosser) Kari. She
grew up on the Kari Ranch 30
miles south of Bison. Alice attended Brushy Grade School for
the first eight years and then
graduated in 1971 from St.
Mary’s High School in New England, ND. Following her schooling, she attended Black Hills
State College in Spearfish. Alice
then began working for Kesling
Funeral home in Mobridge as an
intern in hope of pursuing a degree in Mortuary Science.
On June 18, 1976, Alice was
united in marriage to Jim
Wishard. They began their life
together on the Wishard farm
near Prairie City. A daughter,
Sarah, was born to this union. In
1985, they moved into Bison
where she worked as a dispatcher
for the Bison Ambulance and
then became an EMT. She also
worked at the Bison Post Office
for a number of years.
Alice took an interest in
sewing and was very creative in
designing and sewing Barbie Doll
clothing, often making her own
Alice was a member of Blessed
Sacrament Catholic Church and

for many years and decorated the
church for the Liturgical Seasons.
She had a great devotion to Our
Blessed Mother, The Sacred
Heart of Jesus, St. Padre Pio and
Mother Teresa. Alice had the utmost respect and admiration for
Our Holy Father, Pope Francis.
She was an advocate for Right To
Life and often did fund raisers in
support of this cause, of which the
local Baptist and Lutheran Faith
Communities, were very supportive. Later in life, she was very
vocal about her faith, her philosophy of life and her politics. She
was also instrumental in establishing the Red Hatters Club.
Her greatest joy in life was
spending time with her family,
especially her grandchildren.
Alice was diagnosed with
COPD in 2004 and was a candidate for a lung transplant which
she received on July 29, 2007. She
passed from this life on Friday,
April 11, 2014 at the University
Of Minnesota Medical Center,
Keeping her in their fondest
memories are her husband, Jim,
daughter, Sarah Holzer, grandchildren, Garrett and Grace
Holzer, all of Bison, SD; her
mother, Bernice M. Kari,
Meadow, SD, 2 sisters, Sheila
Kari-Johnson, Newell, SD; Mary
Lynn (Brad) Marcus, Calabasas,
CA; 2 brothers, Fr. Arnold Kari,
Sturgis, SD and John (Veronica)
Kari, Bison, SD; 3 nieces, Jessica
Johnson, Julianna Kari and Jennifer Marcus; and a nephew,
Peter Marcus; and on Jim’s side
of the family brother-in-law, Glen
(Della) Wishard, sister-in-law,
Peg (Jim) Wunder, and nieces,
Glenda Lamphere, Pam Tremblay, and Jennifer Pavelka; and
nephews, Glen Ervin Wishard,
Dan Wunder, Walter Wunder and
Stuart Wunder.
She was preceded in death by
her father, Pete C. Kari.
Condolences may be sent to the
family at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com.

Dennis Ellefson
Mass of Christian buriel for
Dennis Ellefson will be held on
Monday, April 21st at 10 AM at

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church,
Faith. Buriel will follow at the
White Owl Cemetery.

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

April 16, 2014 • The Faith Independent •

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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.
APRIL 15, 2014 – SIGNUP
JULY 15, 2014 – LAST DAY
JULY 15, 2014 – LAST DAY
USDA Officially Announces
Sign-Up Date for Farmer and
Rancher Disaster Assistance
Sign-Up Begins April 15 for
Livestock, Honeybee, Fruit
Grower Programs
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014
– The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today
that farmers and ranchers can
sign-up for disaster assistance
programs, reestablished and
strengthened by the 2014 Farm
Bill, beginning Tuesday, April 15,
2014. Quick implementation of
the programs has been a top priority for USDA.
"These programs will provide
long-awaited disaster relief for
many livestock producers who
have endured significant financial hardship from weather-related
programs were expired and
awaiting Congressional action,"
said Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack. "President Obama and I
prioritized the implementation of
these disaster assistance programs now that the Farm Bill has
restored and strengthened them."
The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) and the Livestock
Forage Disaster Program (LFP)
will provide payments to eligible
producers for livestock deaths
and grazing losses that have occurred since the expiration of the
livestock disaster assistance programs in 2011, and including calendar years 2012, 2013, and
Enrollment also begins on
April 15 for producers with losses
covered by the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees,
and Farm-Raised Fish Program
(ELAP) and the Tree Assistance
Program (TAP).
LIP provides compensation to
eligible livestock producers that
have suffered livestock death
losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather. Eligible livestock includes beef cattle,
dairy cattle, bison, poultry, sheep,
swine, horses, and other livestock

as determined by the Secretary.
LFP provides compensation to
eligible livestock producers that
have suffered grazing losses due
to drought or fire on publicly
managed land. An eligible livestock producer must own, cash
lease, or be a contract grower of
eligible livestock during the 60
calendar days before the beginning date of the qualifying
drought or fire in a county that is
rated by the U.S. Drought Monitor as D2, D3, or D4.
ELAP provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of
livestock, honeybees and farmraised fish that have losses due to
disease, adverse weather, or other
conditions, such as blizzards and
wildfires, as determined by the
Secretary of Agriculture.
TAP provides financial assistance to qualifying orchardists
and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate eligible
trees, bushes and vines damaged
by natural disasters.
USDA Farm Service Agency
(FSA) employees have worked exceptionally hard over the past two
months to ensure eligible farmers
and ranchers would be able to en-

roll to receive disaster relief on
April 15.
To expedite applications, all
producers who experienced losses
are encouraged to collect records
documenting these losses in
preparation for the enrollment in
these disaster assistance programs. Information on the types
of records necessary can be provided by local FSA county offices.
Producers also are encouraged
to contact their county office
ahead of time to schedule an appointment.
For more information, producers may review the 2014 Farm
Bill Fact Sheet, ELAP and TAP
fact sheets online, or visit any
local FSA office or USDA Service
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).

Horse owners warned
of Equine herpesvirus
As spring rapidly approaches,
Dr. Dustin Oedekoven, South
Dakota state veterinarian, reminds horse owners to prevent
the spread of equine herpesvirus
EHV has historically been
found in South Dakota, and is
transmitted between horses in
close contact. Three forms of the
disease are recognized: respiratory, reproductive and neurologic. The respiratory form is the
most common, with symptoms of
coughing, nasal discharge and a
high fever. The reproductive
form causes abortion in mares.
herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has recently
been identified in horses in parts
of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Horse owners are encouraged to
continue consulting their veterinarians on ways to protect their
animals. The virus has no effect
on people or other livestock. Affected horses develop high
fevers, lose coordination and
may die. Once a horse is infected
with the neurologic form, treatment is limited, including supportive care, antiviral drugs and
Prevention of EHV begins
with a solid biosecurity plan.
Horse owners can minimize
spread of EHV by implementing
a 21-day isolation policy when
adding new horses or returning
horses to established herds.
Buckets and other items used to

feed and water horses or groups
of horses should be cleaned and
disinfected regularly. Horses
with fever or recent known exposure should stay at home.
Vaccines effective in preventing respiratory and reproductive
EHV are widely available and
should be administered as directed by the owner’s veterinarian. Often this means at least
twice every year, with horses
that travel to events boostered
as often as every three months.
Horse owners are encouraged to
visit with their veterinarian to
determine a vaccination program best suited to their individual needs.
Oedekoven strongly encourages organizers and planners of
equine events to seek the advice
of veterinary professionals for
guidance on disease prevention.
Horses that have been vaccinated less than seven days or
greater than 90 days prior to an
event may be at higher risk for
spreading EHV. In addition to
consideration of standard health
requirements, protocols should
be developed prior to the event to
address potential isolation and
quarantine procedures in case of
an outbreak.
Keep your horses safe and
healthy. Employ biosecurity to
reduce the spread of equine herpesvirus. For more information,
visit: http://aib.sd.gov/diseasecontrol.shtm#horses.

Thanks to all who sent cards
and attended our 50th
Anniversary celebration April 5
You made our 50th special.
Richard and Esther Afdahl

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Lauretta Mae Kimball (Coyle-Haberly)
Lauretta Mae
Kimble (Coylewas
born Jan. 23,
1915, and went
home to the Lord
March 19, 2014.
She was born
in Philip, S.D.,
to William Coyle
and Lucy Coyle (Bronson). She
raised five children, Rosemary
Knuycky (deceased), Richard, Edward and Susan Haberly and
Rita Kimble. She also raised five
grandchildren, Boni Cook, Coyla
Williams, Allen and Tony
Beavers and David Beavers (deceased) with the help of Leon and
Rita Kimble.
She is survived by give children, 18 grandchildren, 39 great
grandchildren, 14 great great
grandchildren. She worked hard
all her life for her family.
She loved sewing, quilts/blan-

kets and crafts. She started the
Quilting and Crafts Room at
Madonna House in Fredericksburg, Va., making quilts/blankets
for Project Linus. Rita Kimble
continues that tradition.
We are forever grateful to
Leon and Rita Kimble for watching over her for more than 30
Lauretta volunteered at Blossom & Bloom in Leesburg and in
the Loudoun County Elementary
Our sincere gratitude goes out
to the Dogwood Village staff and
Dr. Merick, as well as to the Rapidan Hospice for the care of our
mother in her final years.
In her memory read Revelation 21:4. Be assured from her
heavenly home she will continue
to watch over us with her love
and sassiness as she tends her

Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden

Folks finally got a taste of
spring with temperatures up into
the 70s on Friday. However, by
Sunday those familiar cold and
windy days paid us another visit.
Cammack Ranch Supply Open
House days last Thursday and
Friday were very pleasant as far
as weather goes. It typically rains
and is quite muddy around the
community center, but not this
year. All of the booths fit nicely
inside this year so no hoop barn
was needed.
The Union Center Track team
attended their first meet in
Kadoka last week. They did well
and came home with a variety of
Larry and Sandy Rhoden attended Cody Rhoden's promotion
ceremony on Sunday in Rapid
City. Cody Rhoden was promoted

from 2nd Leiutenant to 1st Leiutenant in the Army National
Guard. Larry and Sandy examined a Black Hawk helicopter up
close while they were there at the
Guard Unit. Larry and Sandy attending South Canyon Baptist
Church where Zora Barry attends
as well as her son Albert and family.
Brandings are being scheduled
and calving season is either in full
swing or nearing the end for
many ranchers in the area. The
snow is gone and the warm days
have been luring the green grass
onto the prairies to take the place
of the brown of winter.
It is also campaign season for
many in the area. Lana (Speed)
Anderson, daughter of Paul and
Karen Speed is running for Register of Deeds in Meade County.

There are five people running for
the open House seat in District
29. They are Dean Wink, Tom
Brunner, Tammy Basel, Wanda
Blair and Theresa Jorgenson.
Gary Cammack is running for the
open District 29 Senate seat and
has two opponents. These folks
are traveling Meade County to
meet folks before the June 3 primary. Larry Rhoden has more
distance to cover in his statewide
race for U.S. Senate. He and
Sandy traveled to Huron and
Sioux Falls this week and Larry
took part in the first Senate debate last Saturday in Pierre. It
was part of the South Dakota
Newspaper Association's convention that they held in Pierre this
year. After the debate they
headed back west to attend the
Pennington County's Lincoln Day
Dinner after having been in Hot
Springs the night before. Tuesday
night covered another candidate
forum in Sioux Falls.

Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
Cross your fingers and hope
that I can get this news typed and
sent before I have another issue
with my computer and e mail. I’ve
spent the week trying to get into
my e mail and trying to get a code
from Microsoft. Tonight I have 6
different codes, so I chose the latest one and got in! Hallelujah!!
My sister said she’s about to go
back to a paper and pencil. She
may have the right idea!
This week we were so sorry to
hear of the loss of Darrel Griffith.
What a hard working, honest
man who always had time to visit
and share a story or two. He was
such a competent and knowledgeable horseman who was willing to
pass that on to others. Our sympathy goes out to the family.
Saturday I worked around the
house wearing sandals on my
feet. Sunday we went to Spearfish
Schilling’s, fourth birthday and I
wondered if I should find my
snow boots. Our weather contin-

ues to be up and down. As we
drove home from the Hills we
talked about the amount of
ground that is white from saline
seeps. It’s my understanding that
the large amounts of moisture
we’ve received in the past year
are responsible for these. Has
anyone else noticed them? We’ve
also talked about the homesteaders and the sights they chose for
their homes. The homestead
years must have been very wet,
with large amounts of standing
water. That would explain some
of the homestead sights that are
now no where near water. 
Beverly Hudson sent me the
following Easter services dates
for Marcus Church: Good Friday
Services Friday at 5 p.m. April 18
Easter Services are 8:45 a.m.
April 20th
Services for Dennis Ellefson
will be April 21. Check but I believe the time will be 10:00 with
inurnment at White Owl, South

We would like to thank all the friends and family that made
it out to remember the life of an awesome man we call Grandpa.
To the Church of Christ congregation, THANK You so much for
feeding all of us lunch. The phone calls, hugs and words of support have been amazing! A special thank you to Chaundra Shone.
Grandpa really appreciated you coming to Rapid to
be with him. Thank you again from the bottom of
our hearts.
The Debora Wicks family

April 16, 2014 • The Faith Independent •

Opal Area
By Kay Ingalls
Spud and Bernice Lemmel
went into Faith on Monday to
visit their tax lady, then Tuesday
a trip to Rapid City for Spud's eye
appointment and finishing the
trip with a visit and having supper with Rorey Lemmel and family in Sturgis.
Ethel Ingalls said her and
Marlin spent Wednesday at the
Paul Delbridge ranch lending a
helping hand, then Saturday
Paul's were up to Marlin and
Ethel's to sort and work yearlings.
Zona Vig went to Sturgis on
Wednesday for jury duty. That afternoon she went up to Spearfish
and had a visit with Nancy
Vance, back to Sturgis and visited
with Hazel, Janet, and Chuck
Vansickle before going to Bible
Study with Keith and Sue Keffeler. Aurora Keffeler came over
from Gillette that evening and
spent the night with Keith, Sue
and Zona. Zona and Aurora attended the cooking school in
Deadwood on Thursday.
Dwayne Vig flew to Spearfish
on Thursday for a meeting at the
Campus House at noon. He
checked his cows and calves on
the way home.
Several neighbors and Rod,
Howard, Nathan and Kay Ingalls
were at the Cammack Ranch
Supply trade show and pancake
dinner on Thursday. Tracy Ingalls came in the afternoon early
enough to have some pancakes,
then Kay and Tracy had appointments with Shirrise Linn that afternoon.
Dwayne Vig's horse fell with
him so he made a flying trip into
Sturgis to get his knee checked
out at the chiropractors. He is
walking a bit still legged but is
still riding and feeding. He was
able to fly to the Prairie City
Church on Sunday to give the sermon.
Lee Reauesoat from Rapid City
was a breakfast guest at the
home of Spud and Bernice Lemmel on Saturday morning. Bernice Lemmel took their car to
Union Center later that morning
for an oil change and service.
Rod, Tracy, Nathan and Justin
Ingalls went to Rapid City on Friday for appointments and shopping. Nathan spent more time in
Rapid before coming home Sunday morning in time for church.
Nathan left on Monday morning
to return to his job in Williston,
Sharon Stomprud Tracey from
Idaho, and Gay Stomprud Lund
and husband Ron from Nebraska,
brought their folks, Mable and
Calvin Stomprud out to the country for Sunday morning church
sevices. Sharon has been with her
folks most all of the week at the
town house in Sturgis.

Cucumber selected as the
2014 Edible of the Year
By David Graper, SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist and
Director of McCrory Gardens
Each year the National Garden Bureau selects a perennial,
annual and an edible to become
the chosen plants of the year.
This year they have chosen the
cucumber as the edible of the
Cucumbers are many a gardener's favorite for eating fresh or
for making pickles that can be enjoyed for months after the garden
is put to bed for the winter. These
easy-to-grow plants don't need
any special growing conditions
except a sunny location and some
room to grow.
A little background
Historical records indicate that
this popular fruit originated in
Asia and has been cultivated for
more than 3,000 years. Cucumis
sativus is a member of the Cucurbitacea family and are related to
other common garden fruits like
squash, watermelon and pumpkins.
Cucumbers and these other cucurbits are all creep vines that
will grow along the ground or up
onto a support by gripping it with
tendrils that appear along the
stems. There are also bush-type

plants that take up about half as
much space and can still be as
productive as the full sized
You can also grow them on a
trellis or cattle panel to save even
more space and make harvesting
easier. Large containers can also
be used to grow cucumbers on a
deck or sunny patio.
Plants are usually monoecious,
meaning that they produce both
male and female flowers on the
same plant. Pollen needs to be
transferred from the male flowers
to the female flowers, usually by
bees, in order for fruit to be produced.
You can tell the difference in
the flowers by looking for the
ovary, a tiny immature fruit,
which will be located right at the
base of the female flowers. The
male flowers will generally be on
a longer stem and have visible
pollen on the anthers inside the
flower. There are times when cucumber plants may produce almost all male flowers, especially
early in the season or during unfavorable growing conditions.
When this happens gardeners

may notice that there are lots of
flowers but very few fruit to harvest.
This problem will usually get
resolved with improved growing
conditions and fruit will start developing again. If bees are not
present or inactive, fruit production can be reduced as well. A gardener may notice that some of the
fruit that does develop has an uneven shape.
This results from poor pollination. The developing seeds inside
the cucumber fruit stimulate development of the fruit itself. If
only a few of the ovules were fertilized during the pollination
process there won't be enough developing seed in the fruit to stimulate uniform development of the
There are some cucumber varieties available now that are gynoecious, meaning that most of
the flowers produced are female
flowers so there is the potential
for higher yields from these
plants. But, those female flowers
must still be pollinated with
pollen from a male flower. So,
some seed from a regular monoecious plant are included in the
seed packet so that a supply of
pollen will be available for all
those female flowers to get pollinated.

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Parthenocarpic varieties are
now also available. These special
types of cucumbers can produce
fruit without the flowers being
pollinated. They are most commonly used in greenhouse cucumber production where pollination
can be a challenge.
There are hundreds of different varieties of cucumber. Here in
the U.S., they are typically broken down as either pickling or
slicing cucumbers but you may
also see some further described as
The pickling types usually produce fruit that is shorter and
larger in diameter but are harvested at an earlier stage of development, from about 2-6-inches in
length. The slicing cucumbers are
generally smaller in diameter but
harvested at a later stage of development 4-10-inches in length
but usually less than 2-inches in
diameter. However, either type
can be used for slicing and fresh
eating or be pickled.
Burpless varieties usually
have a thinner skin, a sweeter
taste and are easier to digest for
most people. Gardeners can now
find many other types of cucumbers, heirloom varieties and others from different areas of the
world. Some of these vary in color
and shape from very long and
thin to round.

Vilas has Easter Egg dye,
bunnies, kites, candy and much
Vilas Pharmacy &
Healthcare Store
Prairie Oasis Mall, Faith, SD

Faith United Methodist Church
at Durkee Lake ~ 6:30 a.m.
Everyone Welcome ~ Bring your own chair
Potluck Brunch and
Fellowship to Follow at
the Church
“Serving God by
Serving Others”

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April 16, 2014 • The Faith Independent

Senior Focus

2014 Prom: “We Run The Town”
Photos by Marcia Samuelson

Best of Luck 2013 - 2014 SENIORS
Bailly Enright

Bailly Enright

Baily Enright is the 18 year old daughter of Travis and Jone Enright, rural Faith.
Maternal grandparents are Pearl and the late Wallace Strong, rural Faith. Paternal
grandparents are Rod and Mavis Enright, Timber Lake.
Bailly’s work experience includes helping on the ranch and working at CBH Cooperative.
Some of Bailly’s activities include: Volleyball, cheerleading, track, yearbook, student council and 4-H.
Most Memorable Moment: The basketball games they went to junior year with
the girls and winning Student Body President
Her favorites are: Colors: Turquoise and orange; Song: “True” by George Strait;
Group or Singer: Casey Donahew Band and George Strait; Movie: “One Tree Hill”;
Car: Dodge Ram pickup; Extra-Curricular Activities: Track, cheerleading, volleyball,
year book and student council; Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, hanging out with friends
and traveling; Subject: Art; Teacher: Mrs. Fischbach.
Best thing about Faith High School: The teachers are great and are willing to
help with anything.
Her accomplishments include: Student Body president, All-State Student Council, lettered in track 5 years-state qualifier, lettered in volleyball-1 year, as a manager
1 year, lettered in cheerleading-3 years, chosen for Citizen Washington Focus Awards
Trip, Cheer captain-senior year, Homecoming royalty-freshman, Homecoming queen
candidate 2013-2014, second runner-up Dupree Snow Queen, National Honor Society.
Future plans include: Bailly plans on going to Stewarts School and opening her
own salon someday.

Brooke Enright

Brooke Enright

Brooke Engright is the 18 year old daughter of Travis and Jone Enright, rural Faith.
Maternal grandparentsare Pearl and the late Wallace Strong, rural Faith. Paternal
grandparents are Rod and Mavis Enright.
Brooke’s work experience includes working at CBH in Union Center.
Some of Brooke’s activities include: Volleyball-9th, 10th and 11th, cross country
9th-12th, track 9th-12th.
Most Memorable Moment: Being in the trailers and leaving them.
Her favorites are: Color: Blue; Song: “Automatic”-Miranda Lambert; Group or
Singers: Miranda Lambert and Daniell Bradbery; Movie: “One For The Money”; Car:
my Impala; Extra Curricular Activities: Cross country and track; Hobbies: Hunting
and hanging with friends; Subject: Sociology; Teacher: Mrs. Fischbach.
Best thing about Faith High School: The 4 day school week and the teachers.
Her accomplishments include: Elected as a member of the South Dakota Farmers Union Junior Advisory Council, and going to State in track.
Future plans include: Brooke plans on attending Black Hills State and majoring
in Sociology.

Riggen Gill Tanner Gilleland

Riggen Gill Tanner

Riggen Gill Tanner Gilleland is the 17 year old son of Marva and Louis (Gary)
Landry. Maternal grandparents are Doris and the late Marvin Frankfurth. Paternal
grandparents are Tom and Pat Landry
Riggen’s work experience includes 3 years welding, fabrication and taxidermy.
Some of Riggen’s activities include: Hunting and fishing, being around the old
man when welding, playing guitar, drawing and painting.
Most Memorable Moment: When his mother got married to Gary and to see her
His favorites are: Color: Anything that goes with Camo; Song: “My Chemical
Romance”-Teenagers; Group or Singer: Beatles and AC/DC; Movie: “Fox and the
Hound”; Car: Anything diesel; Extra-Curricular Activities: Student council in
Burkeville, TX; Hobbies: Playing guitar, drawing, painting, welding and hard core
gaming; Subject: Art and music; Teacher: Mrs. Storm
Best thing about Faith High School: Gaming with friends and coming back to
His accomplishments include: Graduating.
Future plans include: Riggen plans on making money and bank on the pipeline,
settle down somewhere warm and work in a guitar shop.


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My sincere thanks to West River Health Services in Hettinger; Regional Cancer Care in Rapid City and Prairie Community Health Clinic for taking care of Grandpa Art since he
got sick. Thank you to all who sent prayers, food, flowers,
cards, phone calls and stopped by. Grandpa is greatly missed
and will always be cherished in my heart. I was blessed to
have Grandpa Art and I am still blessed to have Grandma
Cleo. The strongest people I have every known, with hearts
made of gold.

Love, Lorrie Wicks

Prairie Community Health is currently
accepting applications for a receptionist at the
Faith Community Clinic. If you are a friendly,
outgoing person looking to be part of a team
dedicated to caring for the people of the Faith
Community please stop by the clinic and pick
up an application. If you have
questions about the position please
call 605-466-2120 and ask for Pam or Marie.
*Full time position with benefits
*Computer skills required
*Professional Phone Etiquette
*Wage based on experience

April 16, 2014 • The Faith Independent •

Is chewing a healthier alternative?

2014 Prom: “We Run The Town”
Photos by Marcia Samuelson

By Wendy Lawrence, RN, Missouri Breaks
The use of chewing (smokeless)
tobacco is wide spread and often
wrongly used as a perceived
“healthier alternative” to smoking tobacco. Smokeless tobacco is
commercial tobacco that is not
burned. It is commonly known as
chewing tobacco, oral tobacco, spit
or spitting tobacco, dip, chew and
snuff. The amount of nicotine and
harmful chemicals in smokeless
tobacco varies by product. The
bottom line is there is NO safe
form of smokeless tobacco.
Oral cancer is one of the few
cancers that are on the rise in the
U.S. It falls in to head and neck
cancer category. Common names
for it include such things as
mouth cancer, tongue cancer, tonsil cancer and throat cancer. Approximately 43,250 people in the
US will be newly diagnosed with
oral cancer in 2014. At the stages
it is being found today the fiveyear survival rate is roughly 60
percent: however, many of those
who do survive often experience
life-long serious treatment-related morbidity, such as difficulty
speaking, eating and swallowing
and severe disfigurement. When
discovered early, oral cancers
have an 80-90 percent survival
rate. And the degree of treatment
related morbidity can be greatly
reduced. Unfortunately at this
time, the majority are found as
late stage cancers and this account for the high death rate of 43
percent at five years from diagnosis. Late stage diagnosis in not occurring because most of these
cancers are hard to discover, it is
because of a lack of public awareness.
Some think this is a rare cancer. Mouth cancer will be newly
diagnosed in about 115 new individuals each day in the US alone,
and a person dies from oral cancer ever hour of every day.
The following list includes
well-documented harmful effects
of chewing tobacco.
Addiction – As with smoking
tobacco there is a major factor relating to additions. Becoming addicted to the nicotine component
is unavoidable, and this poses
major problems for people trying
to abstain
Dental harm – Due to direct
contact of the chewing tobacco
with the mouth and teeth, the effects of the nicotine lead to gum
disease over time. Chewing tobacco contains a high content of
sugar and just as with eating too
many sweets; tooth decay can become a huge problem with prolonged use.
Heart problems – The use of
chewing tobacco contributes to an
elevated blood pressure and heart
rate. A rise in cholesterol is another know hazard.
Pre-cancerous mouth sores –
with prolonged use of chewing tobacco comes the likelihood of
“Leukoplakia”. These are small
white patches on the inside of the
oral cavity. These areas are be-

lieved pre-cancerous with a
strong likelihood of developing
into true cancer over time.
Use during pregnancy increases the risks for preeclampsia
(i.e., a condition that may include
high blood pressure, fluid retention and swelling), premature
birth and low birth weight.
Use by men causes reduced
sperm count and abnormal sperm
The screening for oral cancer is
the lease invasive and time consuming. It is painless and inexpensive, and can be done as part
of a regular dental hygiene check
Smokeless tobacco (also known
as oral tobacco) has many forms,
such as chewing tobacco, plug,
twist, snuff, snus and dissolvable
tobacco. Snuff is very similar to
chewing tobacco, you may take it
nasally or oral. Snuff is mashed
up tobacco leaves with over 3000
different ingredients and about
28 of those ingredients induce
cancer. The way nicotine is absorbed with snuff is that there are
tiny bits of fiber glass or other
abrasives inside the tobacco, so it
slightly cuts your gums so the
nicotine can get in the blood
stream easier, this causes more
nicotine to be absorbed into the
blood stream, and can do more
harm directly. In general, smokeless tobacco has about five times
the nicotine than a single cigarette. Products sold in the U.S.
have no uniform manufacturing
code, not regulated and contain
significantly higher levels of cancer-causing substances.
Oral cancer signs and symptoms include:
Red and/or white discolorations of the soft tissues of the
Any oral sores or abnormality
that does not heal or resole within
14 days
Hoarseness that lasts for a prolonged period of time
A sensation that something is
stuck in your throat or you experience painless difficulty swallowing
Numbness in the oral region
Difficulty in moving the muscles of the mouth, lips or tongue
Persistent ear pain that occurs
on one side only
A sore under a denture, which
even after adjustment of the denture, still does not heal
Any lump or thickening – often
painless, that develops in the
mouth or on the neck.
The bottom line is there is no
safe form of smokeless tobacco.
Both smoking and chewing tobacco have equally detrimental
effects on health and life. Both
are addictive, unattractive, unsociable and expensive. More importantly both can lead to various
forms of cancer and heart disease.
Sources: American Lung Association and Center for Disease
Control and Prevention

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2014 Prom: “We Run The Town”

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Photos by Marcia Samuelson

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The Faith City Council has deemed the month of MAY as Clean Up
Month. During MAY, the landfill will be accepting old vehicles (tires will have
a fee) and white goods free of charge to anyone in the city limits. Make
sure that the freon is removed from refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners and
they are properly tagged. The landfill is currently open on Saturdays from 8:00 A.M.
until 4:00 P.M and starting May 1st will be open Wednesdays 5 PM – 7 PM. If you
cannot haul these items to the landfill, please put them close to the curb, if possible,
and they will be picked up during the month of MAY. You must arrange to have items
picked up by the City by contacting the City Office at 967-2261.
Also, anyone in the city limits who owns an old dilapidated building and would like
it torn down free of charge can pick up a form from the City Office. You will need to
prepare the building before the city can tear it down and you will receive those instructions when signing up. You must sign up for this service by May 31, 2014.
All property owners are encouraged to take advantage of these services.

Grab a neighbor and clean up your block!

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2014 Prom: “We Run The Town”
Photos by Marcia Samuelson

Tyen Palmer & Mary Aberle

Karisa Carmichael & Kolby

Clay Bernstein &
Jerrica King

Kaeli Carmichael &
Dustyn Eaton
Gereth Bushong &
Paige Kersteins

Shayna Engel & Chance Escott

Abigail Wicks &
Dalton Gerbracht

Macoy Collins & Serena Tennis

Brooke Enright &
Hunter Robson

Brandi Bachman & Teal Schmidt

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April 16, 2014

Propagating houseplants
By David Graper, SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist and
Director of McCrory Gardens
The long winter finally seems
to be loosening its grip and allowing for some warmer weather to
move in, melt the snow and warm
a gardener's heart in anticipation
of what might be grown this year.
However, it will still be a few
weeks before we can start doing
much gardening outside. We are
nearing the time to start those
tomato, pepper and other vegetable seeds but it's better to wait
a little longer yet, instead of
jumping the gun and ending up
with overgrown transplants at
planting time. If you still want to
start growing something now,
how about propagating a few
houseplants to get green thumbs
working and renew some of those
old plants with fresh starts for
your windowsill.
Most of our common houseplants can be propagated by using
cuttings, usually taken from the
top 2-3" of a stem. These are
called tip cuttings. You can also
take more cuttings from lower
down on the stem. For many
plants you can take single-node
cuttings but just cutting the stem
above and below where the leaves
are attached to the stem. And,
some plants, like begonias,
African violets and peperomias
can be propagated by leaf cuttings.
What you'll need
Before you get started you will
need a few supplies. Six-inch pots
work well as a container. They
can hold several cuttings and are
a good size that will fit on a windowsill or under a grow light. You
can also use cell packs, flats or
even egg cartons. Ideally the container should be at least 2-inches
deep to allow for enough media to
hold up the cuttings. You will also
need some sort of propagating
media. My favorites are perlite, a
mixture of 50:50 perlite and peat
moss or a commercially prepared
peat-lite propagation media. I
also recommend using a rooting
powder. It contains plant hormones that will help to stimulate
root formation. These should all
be available at your local garden
center or discount outlet store.
Many people have probably
rooted cuttings by just sticking
them in a glass of water. I remember rooting geraniums like
this back when I was just starting
to garden. My mother always
kept some geraniums on the windowsills over the winter so this
was the way that we started new
ones for the summer garden. This
method will work for lots of plants
but I think you will find that you
will have much better success
with a wider variety of plants if
you use a rooting media instead of
water. The roots that are formed
in a rooting media will be more
vigorous and better adapted to
growing in regular potting soil
than those that form in water.
Choose the propagating media
and containers you want to use. If

the containers are used, clean
them before using. Soaking them
in a 10 percent bleach solution for
about 10 minutes will also disinfect them and give you a better
chance of success. Add warm
water to the media and mix thoroughly so that it is moist but not
dripping wet. Warm water will
work better than cold water if the
media is really dry. Loosely fill
the container and firm slightly.
Use a pencil or dowel to make
holes about 2-inches apart and 2inches deep in the media. You
should be able to get about six
cuttings in a six-inch pot, depending on the size of the cuttings.
Use a sharp knife or sharp
pruning shears to collect your cuttings. Generally smaller cuttings,
2-3-inches long with two to five
leaves will work better than
longer cuttings with a lot more
If the cuttings are too long and
have too many leaves, they are
more likely to wilt and die before
they have a chance to produce
new roots. In most cases it is also
a good idea to remove the bottom
leaf or two so that you will have
at least one node, the point along
the stem where the leaves are attached, under the propagation
Roots most often form at the
node or along the stem, close to
the node. Dump a small amount
of the rooting powder onto a
paper towel or other surface then
dip the cut surface into the powder. You don't need to put on a lot
of the rooting powder; a small
amount on the cut surface is probably all you need. Now, carefully
insert the cutting into one of the
holes you prepared in the rooting
media. Repeat the process with
additional cuttings. You can mix
cuttings of different plants together in the same pot if you
wish; you will be taking them out
and repotting them after they
have rooted anyway. Once you
have your pot or container filled
with cuttings, give them a good,
gentle watering to saturate the
media and help to firm it around
the stems of the cuttings.
One of the most important
steps in cutting propagation is to
provide a humid environment
around the cuttings to prevent
them from drying out. Now that
you have removed them from the
parent plant, they have no way of
taking up water. So, you have to
keep the humidity up near 90 percent so the cuttings stay turgid or
full of water. The easiest way to
do this is to just cover the pot and
cuttings with a plastic bag.
The bag will help to contain
the humidity released by the
propagation media and the cuttings, allowing them time to form
new roots and start growing. You
should see some condensation
form on the inside of the bag, but
if it looks like it is getting too wet
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12.................blk & bldy heifers BV
Jim Bingaman
79 ......................Angus heifers BV
12........................baldy heifers BV
JX Ranch
31 .......................Angus steers DF
53 ......................Angus heifers DF
Reeve L & C
18 ......................Angus heifers BV
Cammack Ranch
33 ......................Angus heifers BV
Kelly Escott
26 ......................Angus heifers BV
Daryl Storm
22.............................Angus steers
Flintrock Ranch
86 ......................blk & bldy heifers
36........................blk & red heifers
Paul Delbridge
15 ......................blk & bldy heifers
consignment of
12......................Hereford cows 3s
7........................Hereford cows 4s

713 .............$184.00
619 .............$193.00
695 .............$185.50
731 .............$180.00
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634 .............$193.50
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705 .............$175.00
817 .............$160.25
560 .............$205.00
HD ............$2250.00
HD ...........$2075.00

20 ..................Hereford cows 5-6s
6 ..............Hereford heifers (880#)
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1 ...................................Angus bull
Bill Lindskov
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1 ...................................Angus bull
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9..............................Angus heifers
2..........................Angus heifferets
6 ................................Angus cows
Rob Farlee
1 .......................................red cow
consignment of
6 ................................Angus cows
Peggy Schremp
2 ................................Angus cows
Paul Delbridge
13 ..............................Angus cows
Monte Smith
1 ..................................Angus cow
Travis Enright
2..........................Angus heifferets
Keith Gaaskjolen
8..........................Angus heifferets
1 ..................................Angus cow
Fairview Ranch
5 ...............................baldy heifers

HD ............$1950.00
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2165 ...........$124.00
2125 ...........$125.00
894 .............$145.50
1063 ...........$119.00
1398 ...........$102.00
1405 ...........$108.50

Propagating houseplants
in there, you may want to open
the bag up a bit or cut some holes
in it to allow for some fresh air to
get inside.
Place you pot of cuttings in a
bright location but not in direct
sun. If you have grow lights for
starting your seeds, that same
setup would work well for rooting
cuttings too. Check the cuttings
every few days, to make sure they
are still moist, adding a little
water if necessary. It will usually
take two to three weeks for some
of the easiest-to-root plants like
Swedish ivy, zebra plant, purple
heart and heart-leaf philodendron
to root, while other plants, like
begonias, may take four to six
weeks to root well.
You can check the rooting
progress by giving a cutting a
gentle tug. If you feel resistance,
it is probably beginning to form
roots. You can check further by

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using a label or pencil to lift out
one of the cuttings to see the
amount of roots that have developed. You should see several roots
that are an inch long or more before you consider removing the
cutting and potting it up. If you
start to see new leaves forming,
that will be another clue that
roots have formed.
Once the cuttings have rooted
well, you can pot them up in their
new pots using regular potting
media. It is not a good idea to just
leave them in the rooting media,
especially if you just used perlite,
because it has very little nutrient
holding capacity and will not
work well for the long-term
growth of the plants. If you can
give them a little shot of halfstrength fertilizer after potting,
that will help them to get off to a
good start too.
To learn more, visit iGrow.org.

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Photos by Marcia Samuelson
Continued on Pages

1596 ...........$101.00
1235 ...........$106.00
1241 ...........$103.25
1585 ...........$106.00
937 .............$136.00
1179 ...........$125.50
1550 ...........$106.00
933 .............$144.50

Sale Time: 1 PM

Cow-calf and Replacement heifer Sale
40 YEARLINg & 25 2-YR-OLD ANguS buLLS – 80 ANguS hEIFERS
Sale Time: 1 PM
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Wilken Angus–NEW DATE – Saturday, May 3, 2014, 1 PM
70 yearling angus bulls – 80 2-yr-old angus bulls

Brandi Simons & Josh Afdahl

Branding Iron Inn

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)

will be closed Easter Sunday

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.

Have a happy and
safe Easter

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Proceedings of the
Common Council
City of Faith, SD

Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson to approve the police
grants that are being applied for. All yes
votes. Motion carried.
Surplus Property:
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Inghram to surplus the following:
3 Phase Heaters – Non Working
3 Brand New tires on 10 hole truck
rim 10-100 R20 .14 pr Toyo
Motion carried.
Approve Fireworks:
Riley made a motion, seconded by
Lightfield to approve $2,700 for fireworks. All yes votes. Motion carried.
Ropes and Goats:
Karen Miller asked again to have use
of the Fairgrounds for Ropes and Goats
three times in June and three times in
July. Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson to approve the use. Motion
Advertise for Faith Information
Center Receptionist:
Hellekson made a motion, seconded
by Berndt to advertise for Faith Information Center Receptionist with applications closing on May 2nd, 2014. All yes
votes. Motion carried.
Modern Woodman wants to know
where the trees will go and which nursery to be purchased from.
May Clean Up Month:
Riley brought up an idea of doing a
clean up day and have prizes and food.
Council agreed it was a good idea.
Berndt made a motion, seconded by Inghram to do the same as we have in the
past for Clean up Month. May will be
clean up month, you can call in before
May 31, 2014 to have a building tore
down in the City limits free of charge. If
you have items that need hauled to the
landfill, you need to call in to the City Office and you will be put on a list and the
guys will haul as they have time. City of
Faith residents will be allowed to take
items to the dump free except for tires
and items that need freon removed must
be tagged. Motion carried.
Approve to Bid Gravel:
Riley stated the Committee had a
meeting and thought it would be a good
idea to get some gravel for the road
north and the dump and lake roads.
Riley made a motion, seconded by Lightfield to approve to bid 1000 ton of gravel
and the hauling of opening at the May
6th meeting and have delivered by June
1st, weather permitting with specifications up to what Foreman Donn Dupper
finds out. All yes votes. Motion carried.
Add to Fire List:
Fire Chief, Justin Haines asked to
add Newton Brown to the inactive reserve on the fire list. Lightfield made a
motion, seconded by Berndt to add Newton Brown to the inactive reserve on the
fire list. Motion carried.
Executive Session – Personnel:
Berndt made a motion, seconded by
Lightfield to retire into executive session
at 6:26 PM to discuss personnel. Motion
Mayor Haines declared the Council
out of executive session at 7:03 PM.
Personnel Manual:
Council reviewed up to 2.9 in the new
manual and would like to get advise from
City Attorney.
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Riley to adjourn. Motion carried.
Glen Haines, Mayor
Debbie Brown, Finance Officer

The Common Council for the City of
Faith, South Dakota met in regular session on April 1, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. in the
Community Room of the Community
Center. Mayor Haines called the meeting
to order, Brown called roll call, and
Mayor Haines led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Council members present: Riley, Inghram, Berndt, Harper, Lightfield, and
Others in attendance were: Debbie
Brown, Donn Dupper, Matt Helms, and
Sandy Rasmussen.
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson to approve the agenda removing items #2, #4 and #13. Motion
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Berndt to approve the minutes of the
March 17, 2014 meeting. Motion carried.
The following claims were presented
and read:
Aflac, Cancer & Accident Insurance –
$972.12; Avesis Third Party Administrators, Inc., Vision Insurance – $138.94;
City of Faith, Utilities – $11,170.89; Consortia Consulting by Telec, General Consulting & Settlements – $1,987.50;
Corson County Sheriffs Office, Taser
User Certification – $12.00; CWD Aberdeen, Bar Food & Supplies – $719.33;
DAK Generator Services, Annual Inspection & Service – $866.35; Dakota Business Center, Monthly Maintenance,
Library Supplies – $125.38; De Lage
Landen, Copier Lease – $44.46;
DEMCO, Library Supplies – $59.84; Department of Revenue, Water Testing –
$13.00; Dupree Oil Company, Aviation
Fuel – $6,394.48; Emergency Medical
Products, Inc., Ambulance Supplies –
$752.81; Faith Fitness Center, Full Time
Employees Membership – $50.00; Faith
Lumber Company, Supplies – $54.28;
Heartland Paper Company, Supplies –
$30.94; Heartland Waste Management,
Hauling Garbage & Dumpsters –
$4,105.00; Henschel, Eddie, Ambulance
Laundry – $77.00; Hettinger Candy & Tobacco, Supplies – $14.80; Jerome Beverage, Inc., Beer – $4,443.95; John
Staurulakis Incorporated, Telcordia TRA
Charge – $22.50; Johnson Western
Wholesale, Liquor – $1,094.47; Lynn’s
Dakotamart, Supplies – $52.70; M&D
Food Shop, Gasoline – $1,511.92;
Neve's Uniforms & Equipment, Uniforms
& Supplies – $622.72; Northwest Beverage Inc., Beer – $8,022.15; Roy's Pronto
Auto Parts, Repair & Maintenance –
$146.54; S & S Roadrunner Sales Company, Misc – $381.70; SD Retirement
System, Retirement Plan – $3,489.34;
Schwan's, Misc – $356.03; Sodak Distibuting Company, Liquor – $2,018.85;
SD Municipal League, District Meeting –
$125.00; Tri State Water, Water –
$24.80; Verizon Wireless, Ambulance &
Police Cell Phones – $231.74; Visa,
Supplies, Computer Support – $475.28;
Missouri River Energy Services, WAPA,
Member Dues, Supplemental Power –
$31,312.81; First National Bank, Withholding & SS – $535.21; First National
Bank, Withholding & SS – $3,141.75;
First National Bank, Withholding & SS –
$529.40; First National Bank, Paypal –
$158.98; First National Bank, Paypal –
$4.99; First National Bank, 911 Surcharge – $340.00; Dept of Revenue,
Drivers Licensing – $100.00; SD Rural Published April 16, 2014 at a total apWater, Water Expo – $35.00; Harper proximate cost of $64.32
Trucking, LLC, Hauling Blade – $630.00;
Companion Life, Dental Insurance –
$742.52; Wellmark BlueCross & Blue
Shield, Health Insurance – $9,111.23.
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson to approve the claims as
The Meade County Commission in
presented. All yes votes. Motion carried.
Sturgis, South Dakota, will receive FIRM
Approval of Police Grants:
sealed bids at the Office of Brosz Engi-


LEGALS Legal newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School district 46-2 • Meade County
neering, Inc. 3561 Whitewood Rd, Sturgis, South Dakota, 57785, up to 10:15
a.m. April 22nd , 2014, to complete “Asphalt Surfacing” on Elk Creek Road,
Meade County, South Dakota.
The complete set of Contract Documents, including drawings and specifications, is on file with the Owner at the
Meade County Highway Superintendants Office and at the office of Brosz
Engineering located at 3561 Whitewood
Road, Sturgis, SD 57785. Digital Contract Documents are also available from
QuestCDN and can be accessed from
the Brosz Engineering website at
www.broszeng.com under the “Bid Information” page. The cost for downloaded
plans from QuestCDN is $20.00.
The Meade County Commission reserves the right to accept or reject any or
all BIDS, to waive any informality in the
BID received and to accept the BID that
is to the advantage of, and in the best interest of Meade County.
Each bid must contain a certified
check, a Cashier's check or Draft, for five
percent (5%) of the amount of the bid;
such check to be certified or issued by
either a State or National Bank and
payable to Meade County or in lieu there
of a Bid Bond for Ten percent (10%) of
the amount of this bid, such bond to be
issued by a Surety authorized to do business in the State of South Dakota and
payable to Meade County as a guarantee that such bidder will enter into a contract with said Meade County, it's Board
of Commission thereof in accordance
with the terms of such letting and bid in
case such bidder is awarded the contract. The Certified Check or other guarantee, or bid bond of the successful
bidder will be returned to him forthwith
upon the execution of the contract and
surety hereafter provided for.
At the time the successful bidder enters into a contract for the construction of
public improvement or the furnishing of
any material or labor thereof, the Contractor will be required, before commencing such work, to furnish surety in an
amount not less than the contract price,
for the faithful performance of such contract, with additional obligation that such
performance of such contractor will
promptly pay all persons supplying him
with labor or material in the prosecution
of the work provided for in such contract.
The Contractor shall also provide proof
of liability insurance and workman’s
compensation insurance, as per section
21 of the General Conditions.
Bids will be sealed and marked “Asphalt Surfacing”. The Commission requests the Original Bid. Bids will be
mailed or hand delivered to the Office of
Brosz Engineering, Inc. 3561 Whitewood
Rd, Sturgis, South Dakota, 57785.
By order of the Meade County Commission, dated this 26th day of March,
Lisa Schieffer, Meade County Auditor
Advertisement published April 9th and
April 16th, 2014.
Published April 9 & 16, 2014 at the total
approximate cost of $53.92

The Meade County Commission in
Sturgis, South Dakota, will receive FIRM
sealed bids at the Office of Brosz Engineering, Inc., 3561 Whitewood Rd, Sturgis, South Dakota, 57785, up to 10:00
a.m. April 22nd, 2014, to complete “Asphalt Surface Treatment” on Meade
County Roads, Meade County, South
The complete set of Contract Documents, including drawings and specifications, is on file with the Owner at the
Meade County Highway Superintendants Office and at the office of Brosz
Engineering located at 3561 Whitewood
Road, Sturgis, SD 57785. Digital Con-

tract Documents are also available from
QuestCDN and can be accessed from
the Brosz Engineering website at
www.broszeng.com under the “Bid Information” page. The cost for downloaded
plans from QuestCDN is $20.00.
The Meade County Commission reserves the right to accept or reject any or
all BIDS, to waive any informality in the
BID received and to accept the BID that
is to the advantage of, and in the best interest of Meade County.
Each bid must contain a certified
check, a Cashier's check or Draft, for five
percent (5%) of the amount of the bid;
such check to be certified or issued by
either a State or National Bank and
payable to Meade County or in lieu there
of a Bid Bond for Ten percent (10%) of
the amount of this bid, such bond to be
issued by a Surety authorized to do business in the State of South Dakota and
payable to Meade County as a guarantee that such bidder will enter into a contract with said Meade County, it's Board
of Commission thereof in accordance
with the terms of such letting and bid in
case such bidder is awarded the contract. The Certified Check or other guarantee, or bid bond of the successful
bidder will be returned to him forthwith
upon the execution of the contract and
surety hereafter provided for.

At the time the successful bidder enters into a contract for the construction of
public improvement or the furnishing of
any material or labor thereof, the Contractor will be required, before commencing such work, to furnish surety in an
amount not less than the contract price,
for the faithful performance of such contract, with additional obligation that such
performance of such contractor will
promptly pay all persons supplying him
with labor or material in the prosecution
of the work provided for in such contract.
The Contractor shall also provide proof
of liability insurance and workman’s
compensation insurance, as per section
21 of the General Conditions.
Bids will be sealed and marked “Asphalt Surface Treatment”. The Board requests the Original Bid. Bids will be
mailed or hand delivered to the office of
Brosz Engineering, Inc., 3561 Whitewood Rd, PO Box 636, Sturgis, South
Dakota, 57785.
By order of the Meade County Commission, dated this 26th day of March
Lisa Schieffer, Meade County Auditor
Advertisement published April 9th and
April 16th, 2014.
Published April 9 & 16, 2014 at the total
approximate cost of $55.22

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interested, please contact the City
Office at 967-2261. Applications
will close on May 2nd, 2014.

THE FAITH SCHOOL DISTRICT is accepting applications
for a Special Education Paraprofessional. Applications can be
picked up at the office or accessed
online. Position is open until

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OLD FORD CAR in the 30s, restored or unrestored or a body.
Call 605-290-3208.


HELP WANTED: An experienced, full-time mechanic at Les’
Body Shop, Philip. Must have
own tools. Wage DOE. Stop in
and apply with Mike. 859-2744.
THE CITY OF FAITH is accepting
seasonal/part time position for a
receptionist at the Faith Information Center.  To pick up applications, please contact the City of
Faith, P.O. Box  368, Faith, SD
57626  605-967-2261.  Applications need to be turned in by May
2nd, 2014.


THE CITY OF FAITH is in need
of applications for lifeguard, manager, ticket taker and seasonal
help.  If we do not have enough
applicants for the swimming pool,
the pool will not be able to open.
If you know of someone or you are

LAND, Haakon County, Cropland,
Grassland, Recreational, Investment,
10 miles north of Midland, SD. May
1, 2014. Call Dakota Properties, Todd
Schuetzle, Auctioneer,
605-2803115, www.DakotaProperties.com.
LAND, Tripp County. Cropland,
Grassland, Recreational, Investment.
25 miles south of Winner, SD. May 3,
2014. Call Dakota Properties, Todd
605-280Schuetzle, Auctioneer,
3115, www.DakotaProperties.com.
NURSING SUPERVISOR: Rapid City Coordinate treatment to consumers
with mental illness. Supervise nursing staff, oversee Health Home Services. SD RN license, supervisory
SALEM, seeking either Kñ4 Elementary or 5ñ8 Language Arts/Social
Studies Teacher. Cover letter, transcripts, references, resume to: Jason
Stangeland, St. Maryís Catholic
School, 205 West Essex, Salem, SD
jason.stangeland@k12.sd.us. 605-

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pickup trucks to deliver RVís. $750
sign-on bonus, 4 terminals and 8
backhaul locations. Call 866-7641601 or www.foremosttransport.com.
MOBRIDGE-POLLOCK School District #62-6. One HS English with
Spanish endorsement, one HS Credit
Recovery with emphasis in Math and
one HS Math. All positions are with
or without coaching. A signing bonus
is available with the HS Math position. Open until filled. EOE. Contact
Tim Frederick for more information at
605-845-9204. Applications to be
sent to Mobridge-Pollock School District #62-6; Attention: Tim Frederick;
1107 1st Avenue East; Mobridge SD
RDO EQUIPMENT CO. ñ Competitive
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culture and innovation. $1,500 Sign
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HILLS of South Dakota. Choice commercial land. Two houses, 2 wells, 6
outbuildings. Prime location. Any
type of business will work. 2-5 thousand cars daily, Hwy. 16 between Hill
City and Custer. Contract for deed.
83-1/2 years young. Vaun H. Boyd,
GRAIN BINS: See us for all your grain
bin and building needs. Manage your
own grain storage with quality GSI
bins. Contact Dan at Summit Contracting, ph. 605-680-2788.
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.


immediate openings for truck drivers.
CDL a must. Salary commensurate
with experience. Apply in person, or
email marvin@pridegrain.com; or call
605-685-6611 toll free 1-800-8438896.
DRIVERS WANTED: CDL, owner operators, freight from Midwest up to 48
states, home regularly, newer equipment, Health, 401K, call Randy, A&A
Express, 800-658-3549.
DRIVERS WANTED: Sign on bonus!
South Central/Midwest regions, must
have CDL - excellent benefits & vacation! Late model conventionals. Home
weekly! Bennett Trucking 800-7889629