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Volume 85 •
No. 33

April 23, 2014

Report says cool weather
to continue in northern
South Dakota through May
BROOKINGS, S.D. -  Cooler
than average temperatures are
expected to continue across the
northern states in May, according
to a recent report released by the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate
Prediction Center.
"The area that is most likely to
continue the cool trend will skirt
northern South Dakota," said
Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension
Climate Field Specialist. 
According to the report, other
states including; Montana, North
Dakota, and the northern Great
Lakes states are most likely to experience cooler than average conditions through May.
"The pattern we have seen this
winter has been a strong ridge of
high pressure over the western
states, and a trough bringing wetter and cooler conditions to the
eastern United States," she said.
"This pattern will gradually
break down as we move into the
summer season."
Currently, there is some discrepancy among the numerous
climate computer models for precipitation in May, she added.
"Some models indicate wetter
than average, while others show
near normal for the coming
month.  The official Climate Prediction Center report states equal
chances of below average, near
average, and above average for
May," Edwards said.
Area farmers and gardeners
have been eagerly awaiting
warmer weather this spring, as
soil temperatures are still too cool
in many areas to plant corn and
backyard gardens. Small grains,
such as wheat and oats, are able
to tolerate the cooler soil temperatures that currently measure in
the 40 Fahrenheit to 50 Fahrenheit range at 4-inch depth. Soils
are still frozen at deeper levels, as
the maximum frozen depths

reached several feet below the
surface this winter.
"We've seen quite a bit of
preparation activity in the fields
in the southern and central parts
of the state, but activity has been
relatively quiet in the north and
northeastern counties," Edwards
said.  "The below freezing temperatures this week, and 3 to 6
inches of snow that fell April 16
in Codington, Grant and Deuel
Counties will likely further slow
planting progress."
The climate outlook for the
next three months shows Montana and North Dakota to remain
in an area of cooler than average
temperatures. 
"South Dakota is just south of
this region, with equal chances of
below average, near average, and
above average temperatures expected through July," said Dennis
Todey, SDSU Extension State
Climatologist.
Todey added that precipitation
can be a challenge to forecast for
the early summer season, as
thunderstorm activity is more
likely, and climate computer models are less reliable.
Some southern and southeastern counties are starting off the
warm season on the dry side.
"There is not much concern at
this time for an extreme drought
to develop this summer," Todey
said. "As we move into the wetter
spring and summer season, our
drier top soil could recover
quickly."
One factor that could affect our
summer conditions is El Niño,
added Todey.  "During the growing season, El Niño often means
wetter and cooler conditions in
the Corn Belt," he said. "The most
recent indicators show El Niño to
be increasingly likely to develop
in the summer season."
For more information, visit
igrow.org.

Good luck Longhorns at
your next track meets!!

NWAS Spelling Contest winners for April 16th in Dupree … Tayton Schofield 5th place;
TyAnn Mortenson 4th place; Canyon King 3rd place and Jayden Showmaker 2nd place.
Photos courtesy of Karri Hanson

Gant: absentee ballot options
PIERRE, S.D. — South
Dakotans have the option of absentee voting by mail or in person. Secretary of State Jason
Gant said absentee voting opens
today, Friday, April 18 for the
June 3 Primary Election.
“To vote absentee by mail, voters must complete an absentee
ballot application, sign it and either have it notarized or provide
a copy of their photo identification
card before returning it,” Gant
said, adding that applications are
available in the offices of County
Auditors as well as online at
sdsos.gov. “The Auditor will then
mail a paper ballot to the voter to
complete and return.”
Residents may also vote absentee in person beginning today,
April 18, by visiting the office of
their County Auditor. There they
may confirm voter registration,
complete an application for an absentee ballot and then vote the
ballot and return it to the Auditor.
In the case of military and
overseas voters, a new system
called iOASIS turns a 60 day

process into less than a 5 minute
transaction.  For more information, please visit sdsos.gov/ioasis.
“Our website provides general
absentee voting guidelines as well
as a Military and Overseas Citizens section and a section entirely
dedicated to iOASIS, which offers
specific step-by-step instructions,” Gant said. “Voters can also
check their registration status online at sdsos.gov through the
Voter Information Portal, which
is a tool allowing voters to view a
sample of their ballots and check
on polling locations.”
Applications can be returned
at any time, but absentee voting
begins 46 days prior to an election. In South Dakota, election officials must receive applications
for absentee ballots no later than
5 p.m. the day before Election
Day. Once an absentee ballot is
completed, a voter may return it
to the County Auditor in person
or by mail.
A qualified voter who is confined due to sickness or disability
may apply in writing for an absentee ballot via authorized mes-

senger. An authorized messenger
delivers the ballot from the election official to the qualified voter
and then returns the marked ballot.
Breakdown of absentee voting
in South Dakota:
1. Verify status as registered
voter in South Dakota (register to
vote or update registration
through county auditor if needed;
registration deadline is 15 days
prior to an election).
2. Obtain absentee ballot application from County Auditor or online.
3. Fill out application, sign and
have notarized or provide copy of
a photo identification card (ID requirement waived only for overseas voters).
4. Return application in person, via authorized messenger or
by mail (uniformed and overseas
voters may also submit applications by fax or e-mail).
5. Fill out absentee ballot upon
receipt and return to election official in person, via authorized
messenger or by mail.

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April 23, 2014 • The Faith Independent

Annual Celebrating Women in
Business luncheon May 16th
SPEARFISH – The South
Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO) at Black
Hills State University presents
the fifth annual Celebrating
Women in Business Luncheon at
the Spearfish Holiday Inn and
Convention Center Friday, May
16. The signature event celebrates all working women,
whether they are current entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, or working members of the
business community.
The exhibitor/vendor showcase
begins at 10 a.m. with lunch at
11:30 a.m. The program features
guest speaker Ginger Thomson,
award-winning businesswoman,
entrepreneur, and inventor from
Brookings. Attendees will receive
a resource booklet, access to business exhibitors, networking opportunities, and lunch. The event
will wrap up at 1 p.m.
Helen Merriman, director of
the SD CEO, comments, “A
unique feature again this year
will be the announcement of four
exemplary women entrepreneurs
chosen from a statewide nomination process.  These women have
made a significant impact in
business, and their actions exemplify savvy business acumen, in-

tegrity, compassion, and commitment to community. Award winners will be announced in four
categories: The Enterprising
Young Entrepreneur; The Enterprising Business Team; The Enterprising Business Woman; and
The Enterprising Friend of Small
Business.” Merriman encourages
all women to attend this event for
inspiration
to
begin
and
strengthen a business, network
with other business women, and
gain valuable insight into the
world of entrepreneurship.
In addition to being an awardwinning businesswoman and entrepreneur,
guest
speaker
Thomson is an inventor who will
talk about her first patent-pending product. She is currently a coordinator with the Brookings
Economic Development Corporation and is the co-owner of TV
Productions and TV Enterprises. 
Thomson’s life has taken some
interesting twists and turns,
from being chosen Miss South
Dakota USA in 1977 to winning
the title of Brookings City Councilwoman in 2005. She holds a
master’s degree in journalism
from South Dakota State University and a bachelor’s degree from
the University of South Dakota.

Pancake Supper
Everyone Come & eat with us at the
4th Annual Faith High School Rodeo Club
Pancake Supper & Slave Auction on
April 24th, 6:00 pm at the Community Legion Hall.
Pancakes, sausage & eggs will be served with the
auction to follow. Free will offering.

She was a television news anchor
and reporter at KELO-TV and a
producer for South Dakota Public
Television. She then started her
own marketing and media production company, TV Productions, Inc., in Brookings where
she served as a writer, producer,
and on-air talent. She has won
more than 200 awards for excellence in the field of communications.
Register for the luncheon before May 7 to receive the Early
Bird Discount. Starting May 8,
there will be a late fee. For more
information or to register, contact
the SD CEO at 605-642-6435 or
visit www.BHSU.edu/SDCEO.
The SD CEO is partially
funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support
given by the U.S. Small Business
Administration through such
funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement
of any of the components or participants’ opinions, products or
services. SD CEO operates under
Cooperative Agreement SBAHQ13-W-0034. Reasonable accommodations for persons with
disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. All SBA programs and
services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.
Accommodation will be provided
to clients with Limited English
Proficiency when requested in advance.

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Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center
releases new display uncovered
from five to six decades ago
A dusty, forgotten box found in
a California storage shed reveiled
rare photographs and journals of
Casey Tibbs. Tibbs, a 9-time
world bronc riding champ, who’s
record has never been matched,
had saved many personal photos
and letters. Five or more decades
ago, he had given the documents
to his long-time friend, who is
now in her late 90’s.
“I received a call from a woman
asking me if we would be remotely interested in the items,”
said Director Cindy Bahe. “I
would have been a fool to turn
down a rare find such as that.
When I received the box, I was
like a kid in a candy store. Inside,
there were photos I had never
seen –one with Dale Evans and
photos of Casey with several actors. There were publicity photos
of Casey visiting patients in California hospitals, photos of people
riding horses through the river
during the filming of the movie
“Born to Buck and a rare photo of
Casey and Miss South Dakota
1954, Cleo Harrington, whom
Casey eventually married.”
The box also contained journals, typed by a ribbon typewriter

on thin, fragile onion paper. The
journals, written by Casey, were
his personal accounts of his life
growing up on the prairie of
South Dakota, a tense poker
game he was involved in and
when he fell in love with his soon
to be wife Cleo. “We reproduced
the journals verbatim, leaving in
language lingo and mistakes, to
preserve their authenticity,” said
Bahe. “Casey was quite a character and didn’t leave anything to
the imagination so the stories are
quite interesting to read.”
The Rodeo Center also received
several photos from a separate
donator, of Casey purchasing a
purple Cadillac from a Mobridge
car dealer. Casey needed good
transportation to hit the South
Dakota rodeo circuit and he travelled in style.
“We’re excited to add these artifacts to the Rodeo Center. So
many things have changed with
our world over the last five or six
decades and it’s interesting to
read the way of life as a rodeo
celebrity who was front and center in the western way of life,”
concluded Bahe.

Sr. Citizens Menu
All meals served with milk
and bread. Menu subject to
change without notice.
Wed., Apr. 23: - Fri., 25: No
Meals
Mon. Apr. 28: Creamed
turkey w/biscuit, Oriental vegetables, Tomato slices on lettuce,
Fruit cocktail

Tue., Apr. 29: Beef barley
soup, Roast beef sandwich,
Tossed salad, Pears
Wed., Apr. 30: Pork chop
w/apple cranberry chutney,
Sweet potatoes, Green bean almondine, Jello w/mandarin oranges

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
1-800-584-7668

April 23, 2014 • The Faith Independent •

USDA announces Specialty Crop
Block Grant Program
Historic Farm Bill Support available through
State Departments of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced
the availability of approximately
$66 million in Specialty Crop
Block Grants to state departments of agriculture for projects
that help support specialty crop
growers, including locally grown
fruits and vegetables, through research, programs to increase demand, and more.
The historic support provided
by the Agricultural Act of 2014
(Farm Bill), will strengthen rural
American communities by supporting local and regional markets and improving access to
fresh, healthy, and nutritious
high quality products for millions
of Americans. The Specialty Crop
Block Grant Program, administered by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), is designed to
enhance the markets for specialty
crops like fruits, vegetables, tree
nuts, dried fruits, horticulture
and nursery crops, including floriculture.
"Specialty crop block grants
help sustain the livelihoods of
American
farmers
while
strengthening the rural economy"
said Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack. "These grants contribute
to food safety improvements, increased access to healthy food,
and new research to help growers
increase profitability and sustainability."
As directed by the Farm Bill,
the block grants are now allocated to U.S. States and territories based on a formula that takes
into consideration both specialty
crop acreage and production
value. Nearly all states are seeing
an increase in funds.
AMS encourages applicants to
develop projects that enhance the
competitiveness of specialty

crops, sustain the livelihood of
farmers,
and
American
strengthen rural economies by:
•Increasing nutritional knowledge and specialty crop consumption among children and adults,
•Improving efficiency within
the distribution system,
•Promoting the development
of good agricultural, handling and
manufacturing practices while
encouraging audit cost-sharing
for small farmers, packers, and
processors,
•Supporting research through
standard and green initiatives,
•Enhancing food safety,
•Developing
new/improved
seed varieties and specialty crops,
•Controlling pests and diseases,
•Creating organic and sustainable production practices,
•Establishing local and regional fresh food systems,
•Expanding access to specialty
crops in underserved communities,
•Developing school and community gardens and farm-toschool programs,
•Enhancing the competitiveness of specialty crop farmers, including Native American and
disadvantaged farmers.
Interested applicants should
apply directly to their state department of agriculture. Several
states have already published
their requests for proposals, and
the list of FY 2014 State Requests
for Proposals is available on the
AMS website.
For more information visit the
AMS Specialty Crop Block Grant
Program webpage or contact
Trista Etzig via phone at (202)
690-4942
or
by
e-mail:
trista.etzig@ams.usda.gov.
South Dakota – $ 309,899.19

Here are the top five reasons NRCS says why on Earth
Day 2014 you should “root” for soil health farmers
5. A lot of people are coming to
dinner. We all rely on the soil for
our food and fiber. By the year
2050, an estimated 9 billion people will join us at Earth’s dinner
table, meaning we’ll have to grow
as much food in the next 40 years
as we have in the past 500.
The Soil Health Solution: Improving soil health increases the
productivity and function of our
soil (including nutrient uptake to
plants), which offers increased
food security in a growing world.
4. There are fewer acres of land
to grow the food we need. Globally, millions of acres of cropland
are lost to development or resource degradation.
The Soil Health Solution: Improving soil health naturally can
protect our working lands from
erosion and desertification and
ensure that our food-producing
acres stay fertile and productive.
3. Weather extremes like
drought and climate change pose
increasing food production challenges.
The Soil Health Solution:
Healthy soil is more resilient soil,
with greater infiltration and
water-holding capacity, which
make farms more resistant to periods of drought. And since it
holds more water, healthy soil
helps reduce flooding during periods of intense rainfall.
2. There is growing competition for water and other food production resources — and many

resources are limited (or in some
cases finite) in their supply.
The Soil Health Solution:
Healthy soils help optimize those
inputs and maximize nutrient use
efficiency. In addition, healthy
soil keeps production inputs like
fertilizers and pesticides on the
land and out of our streams, lakes
and oceans.
1. We can repair and rebuild it.
For years, it was believed that a
certain amount of cropland soil
erosion was inevitable.
The Soil Health Solution: By
using conservation techniques
like cover crops, no-till and diverse crop rotations, an increasing number of farmers are
proving that we can actually

build our soils — and, in some instances, increase soil organic
matter by as much as 3-4 percent.
In the process, farmers are actually using less energy, maintaining or increasing production and
improving their bottom lines.
Meet some of those farmers.
In fact, there are many more
reasons why soil health is important to all of us on Earth Day —
and every day. Learn more about
the basics and benefits of soil
health and how NRCS is helping
our nation’s farmers “Unlock the
Secrets in the Soil.”
Healthy soil retains water, and
is a key to the need to feed the
world’s estimated 9 billion people
by 2050.

USDA/Farm Service Agency News
The Dewey, Meade, Perkins &
Ziebach County FSA offices would
like to keep you informed of the
following items important to
USDA programs. If you have any
questions please contact the
Dewey County office at 865-3522
ext 2, Meade County at 347-4952
ext 2, Perkins at 244-5222 ext 2
or Ziebach County at 365-5179
ext 2.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
APRIL 15, 2014 – SIGNUP
BEGINS FOR LIP LFP ELAP
AND TAP PLEASE CALL THE
OFFICE FOR AN APPOINTMENT

JULY 15, 2014 – LAST DAY
TO REPORT 2014 ACRE PRODUCTION AND NAP PRODUCTION FOR 2013
JULY 15, 2014 – LAST DAY
TO REPORT 2014 PLANTED
ACREAGE
SIGNUP IS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY FOR LIP, LFP &
ELAP
Please remember to call the office to schedule an appointment
to do your LIP, LFP and ELAP.
You can also call the office to find
out what information you will
need to compile before your appointment.

First buffalo calf of the season
spotted at Custer State Park
The first buffalo calf of the
spring, a bull calf, in Custer
State Park was spotted on Tuesday, April 8. It was found by
park staff off of Fisherman Flats
Road in the interior of the Park.
The calf is approximately 5 – 6
days old.
The park has about 860 head
of bison going into the spring
and is expecting around 400
calves. The herd size should be
around 1,275 at the Annual Buffalo Roundup in September.
“Spring is a great time to view
wildlife in the park,” said Chad
Kremer, buffalo herd manager.
“Deer, antelope, turkey and buffalo can be seen throughout the
park right now, and sharp-tailed
grouse are strutting on their
leks.”

Visitors are advised to leave
buffalo calves alone. It can be
dangerous to approach baby animals, particularly buffalo calves.
If a mother buffalo feels she or
her calf is threatened, she may
charge.
“Occasionally, people will
think a buffalo calf has been orphaned and try to rescue it,” said
Kremer. “This is rarely true; buffalo may roam up to one mile
from their calves and come back
later for them.”
Most buffalo calves are born
in May, but a few arrive near the
end of March into early April at
Custer State Park.
For additional information on
Custer State Park, please contact the park at 605-255-4515 or
visit www.custerstatepark.com.

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Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden
Though the trees are trying
hard to bud out, they still resemble trees in the winter. However, the temperatures warmed
up nicely to the 60s and 70s to
make for a spring like weekend
and nice Easter Sunday. We are
hoping the wind can find it's way
elsewhere as it has enjoyed making these nice days 'not' so perfect as they would be otherwise.
Scott and Paula Phillips had
both children and spouses home
for the Easter weekend. Scott
and Paula hosted guests at their
home as a wedding reception for
Casey and Sarah Phillips. They
were married in Virginia last
September. Larry and Sandy
Rhoden took in the reception to
meet Casey's new wife, Sarah,
and her parents. Casey Phillips
was back in SD a couple of weeks
ago with his film crew. He is the
media consultant for Larry Rhoden's senate campaign so they
have enjoyed both work and play
recently.
Kasey and Jenny Spring
hosted a birthday party for their
one year old daughter, Blakely.
Some family and friends gathered at their home including
Kathryn Spring, Ninu Spring,
Leo and Deb Schnell, Robin,
Kayla and Glen Spring, and others.
Some residents of Central
Meade County got up early to at-

tend Sunrise Service at the top
of the hill at John and Sylvia
Rhoden's pasture on Sunday
morning. Cody Rhoden was the
only horse and rider in attendance. Wes Labrier preached
atop of the hill with the backdrop
of a beautiful sunrise.
Many came to church in their
Sunday best to celebrate Easter
Sunday at the church in Union
Center. Donna and Floyd Cammack and families gathered afterward in the lower level of the
church to enjoy their Easter dinner together. They played their
annual Cow Pasture Golf and
had fellowship.
There will be a Community
Rummage Sale at Opal Hall on
Saturday, April 26 starting at
9:00 am - 3:30 pm. There will
also be some booths with handmade items and products to sell.
Some of the proceeds will go toward fixing the roof on the Opal
Hall. It appears there are some
very interesting items to purchase. Some are bringing things
they've made out of wood, handcrafted jewelry, photography,
handbags and wallets, handmade rugs and jewelry organizers, Rope Art and Tommi Jo
Casteel Rice will be doing massages. They plan on serving a
lunch too so come and shop, have
your dinner, get a massage.

We want to thank
everyone for their
generosity and kindness during this
difficult time. Your friendship
means the world to us.
The Darrel Griffith Family

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

Opal Area News
By Kay Ingalls
Congratulations to a young
local boy for his shooting abilities. Way to go, Wyatt McGraw!
He is heading to the state competition and we wish him well.
Monday John and Carmen
Heidler went into Faith and
spent some time with Dorothy
Heidler helping out a little.
Zona Vig spent Monday night
helping serve supper to the family of Darrel Griffith at the
Church of Christ building before
the family service. Early Tuesday morning Zona drove to Faith
to set up food for Darrel's funeral. Dwayne and Hope Vig
came in a little later hauling
more things from the church
building. Many helped serve the
lunch after a very large funeral.
Our condolences got out to the
Griffith family for their loss.
Half of Meade County, Pennington County and other area
ranchers gathered at the Union
Center Community Center on
Tuesday evening for a lunch and
information meeting concerning
the disaster relief program that
is available through the Farm
Bill. I heard they served over 212
lunches so a big crowd indeed.
Thank you to the presenters and
their information. One gentleman was from Delaware and
representing our government in
Washington, DC.
John and Carmen Heidler and

Marlin and Ethel Ingalls, Spud
Lemmel, Dale and Marie and
Hugh and Eleanor Ingalls were
some of the other neighbors that
went into the services as well.
Tuesday, Diane Fees made a
quick trip to Pierre to pick up an
old 3-wheeler for Walters collection and a quick visit in with
Kallie.
Howard and Kay Ingalls went
to Sturgis and Rapid City on
Wednesday for appointments
and shopping.
John and OJ Heidler had a
business appointment in Sturgis
on Thursday.
Zona Vig spent a few hours
outside with Brixie Vig while JT
and Kelsey were helping with
the sheep shearing at their place
on Friday afternoon.
Spud and Bernice Lemmel
went into the hills for business
on Friday, then Sunday afternoon Rorey Lemmel and family
stopped in on their way home
from spending Easter with the
Brown family in Faith for a visit
and Bernice said she got some
pretty flowers, as well.
Friday, Justin Lesmeister
came out to the Heidler ranch
and helped John for a few days.
Saturday, Marlin and Ethel
Ingalls went to White Owl where
they joined other family to help
great granddaughter Brandy
Howie celebrate her 3rd birth-

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day. Marla and Kaylee Griffith
came out from Gillette for the
party, then came up and spent
Saturday evening with Marlin
and Ethel. They all joined their
other family, Sheryl Lesmeister
and Nathan and Jodi Howie and
family at the home of Debbie,
Paul and Christy Delbridge for
and Easter gathering.
Saturday forenoon was branding time of the first calf heifer
calves at the Rod and Howard
Ingalls corrals. Same event took
place for Dwayne and JT Vig
crew in the afternoon. It was a
perfect day for that chore.
Kallie and Marleigh Fees with
friend Dustin Poss were at Walter and Diane Fees' on Friday for
the weekend and were joined on
Saturday by Kelly Fees and
daughters, Kodi, Kimber and
Kinley, Faye Fees and Jason
Fees, who did stop farming long
enough to have dinner with the
group.
Sunday Walter and
Diane, along with Kallie, Dustin
and Marleigh went for a ride to
the Bison Farm the Fees Brothers are working.
Sunday, Dwayne and Zona
Vig drove to Rapid City where
Dwayne gave the lesson at the
Rapid Valley Church of Christ.
They enjoyed dinner and visiting
with Travis and Chandelle Brink
and family before coming on
home.
Sunday, Easter dinner guests
at the John and Carmen Heidler
home were Justin Lesmeister,
who brought grandma Dorothy
with him, Jeanie, Cody and Kari
made it from Gillette, WY and
Chip and Mindy Heidler and
family came after dinner to hunt
some eggs.
Today we wish Happy Birthday to Lisle Reeve on his 89th
birthday.
On May 10th, Gladys Peterson will be celebrating her 95th
birthday with her children
Mark, Carl and Marilynn hosting a party for her at the Legion
Hall in Faith. If you would like
to send Gladys a card, send it to
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April 23, 2014 • The Faith Independent •

Grand River Roundup
By Betty Olson

Do you think spring has finally arrived? The snow we got
Thursday morning melted before
noon and the temperature has
reached into the seventies every
day since then. I got a couple of
my flowerbeds raked clean and
the rock wall removed that supports the south end of the
flowerbed near the front steps so
we can get in there with the tractor mounted tiller. Some of the
tomato and pepper plants are
coming up in the green house my
sister gave me for my birthday
and I can hardly wait to get into
the garden!
Reub started farming this
week after the snow melted off
and several of the neighbors are
also in the fields. The mud dried
up a little too fast and they are
already worried about getting
enough moisture to make a crop.
Some things never change.
We’re really proud of our local
hero! Dave Jensen was just
awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal of Valor during a recent ceremony at the Pentagon
for saving the lives of four soldiers in Afghanistan. The medal
recognizes government employees and private citizens who perform an act of heroism while
risking personal safety in the
face of danger. Jensen was serving as an operational adviser
with the U.S. Army Asymmetric
Warfare Group in September
2012 when the helicopter he was
aboard was hit by a rocket.
Jensen, a Lemmon native who
served with the 75th Ranger
Regiment and the US Army Special Operations Command before
being honorably discharged, now
works as a Special Operations
Task Force Advisor at Fort
Bragg, North Carolina for the
Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization.
While
deployed
to
Afghanistan as an AWG Operational Adviser, he was embedded
with Company C, 2nd Battalion,
505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division.

On Sept. 10, 2012 they were
preparing to fly out of Bagram
Air Field on a partnered air assault operation with Afghan national security forces to Parwan
Province when one of the CH-47
Chinooks was struck by a rocket,
hitting the fuel tanks and setting
the aircraft on fire. Jensen immediately began evacuating
wounded paratroopers and
ANSF members from the burning aircraft. By returning to the
aircraft several times at great
personal risk, he was able to
evacuate four wounded soldiers
and provide immediate aid to the
wounded.
Dave is the son of Eldon and
Mary Jean Jensen from Lemmon
and is married to Amber (Beld)
Jensen from Bison.
Taz came home from college
for Easter vacation on Thursday
evening and Taz, Trig, and Ryne
Baier attended the bull dogging
school in Buffalo Friday and Saturday. Taz is limping again after
he tore his hamstring for the second time during spring football
training at Chadron. We sure
hope he heals fast.
For the first time since we
we’ve been married Reub and I
missed Easter services at Slim
Buttes Lutheran and celebrated
Easter off the ranch. To celebrate my birthday Saturday afternoon we drove to Wyoming to
spend Easter with Guy and
Megan and their boys. Megan’s
parents, Steve and Pat Mitchell
from Wheatland, Wyoming,
joined us at the swimming pool
in Gillette to watch the grandkids horse around in the water.
Thad, Angie, Brinley, Till, and
two of their friends came that
evening. We all went to church
at the High Plains Community
Church in Gillette Sunday morning before going back to Rozet for
an absolutely fabulous Easter
dinner.
Megan, Angie, and Pat furnished delicious side dishes and
desserts while Guy cooked a
pork roast and two pork loins in

his smoker. As usual, we all ate
too much, but still made room to
help the grandkids eat some of
their chocolate Easter candy.
It seems like there is always
room for chocolate and I’ll leave
you with these Rules of Chocolate that a friend of mine, who is
also addicted to the fruit of the
cacao bean, sent me:
If you get melted chocolate all
over your hands, you're eating it
too slowly.
Chocolate covered raisins,
cherries, orange slices and
strawberries all count as fruit, so
eat as many as you want.
The problem: How to get two
pounds of chocolate home from
the store in a hot car. The solution: Eat it in the parking lot.
Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar
before each meal. It'll take the
edge off your appetite and you'll
eat less. A nice box of chocolates
can provide your total daily intake of calories in one place. Isn't
that handy?
If you can't eat all your chocolate, it will keep in the freezer.
But if you can't eat all your
chocolate, what's wrong with
you?
If calories are an issue, store
your chocolate on top of the
fridge. Calories are afraid of
heights, and they will jump out
of the chocolate to protect themselves.
Money talks. Chocolate sings!
Chocolate has many preservatives. Preservatives make you
look younger.
Why is there no such organization as Chocoholics Anonymous? Because no one wants to
quit!
Put "eat chocolate" at the top
of your list of things to do today.
That way, at least you'll get one
thing done.
Chocolate is a health food.
Chocolate is derived from cacao
beans. Bean = vegetable. Sugar
is derived either from sugar
beets or cane, both vegetables.
And, of course, the milk/cream is
dairy. So eat more chocolate to
meet the dietary requirements
for daily vegetable and dairy intake.
Hope you all had a happy and
blessed Easter!

Faith Community
Action Team is having a

GIANT
RUMMAGE SALE
& Arts & Crafts supplies
April 28th thru May 9th
9:00 AM–4:30 PM

at the Faith Comm.
Legion Hall
All proceeds will help with
hall expenses!

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Faith News
By Loretta Passolt

Spring is definitley here now!
The countryside is turning green
and the trees will be budding out
soon.
I hope everyone had a nice
Easter. Paul and I spent the day
not doing much of anything.
None of the kids came home.
Nick and his girlfriend Renee
spent Easter with Jeremy and
Melissa at their house in Powers
Lake, ND.
Belated condolences are extended to the family of Darrel
Griffith. Darrel was a true horseman. He loved working with
horses and helped many of the
youth in the area. Darrel will be
missed by many.
Also belated condolences to
the family of Alice Wishaard of
the Bison area. She willed be
missed.
Dave and Eldora Fischbach
and Kathy Schuchhardt left for
Overland Park, Kansas last Friday to attend funeral services for
brother Mike’s wife, Ann. Her

service was held the first part of
this week. Dave, Eldora and
Kathy will all be home by the
middle of this week. Our condolences are extended to Mike and
his family. Ann was such a great
lady with a wonderful sense of
humor.
Paul and I made another run
to Rapid City yesterday for my
docotor appointment. It was a
beautiful day. I noticed there are
lots of baby calves romping
around on the prairie. We also
saw quite a few antelope along
the route.
You may see quite a few
young faces around town today.
The Faith School is hosting the
NWAS Academic
Olympics.
This if for high school students.
There are about 8 schools in the
NWAS cooperative.
The track kids have been busy
competing in several meets
lately. They will be traveling to
Lemmon this Saturday and
Belle Fourche next Tuesday.

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

Bring in your prescriptions and have them filled locally

3 Easy Ways
1. Have your physician fax in your prescription to our pharmacy
2. Bring us your empty refill bottle
3. Call Vilas with your physician and prescription information

It’s That easy. Faith’s full-service pharmacy is here
to serve you – PH: 605-967-2123
Please bring in your new insurance cards when you fill or
transfer your prescription!

Vilas Pharmacy &
Healthcare Store
PH: 967-2123, Faith, SD

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April 23, 2014 • The Faith Independent

Farm Bill supports specialty crop
growers, improves access to
healthy food
The 2014 Farm Bill has already set in motion and accomplished so much for our country.
With historic support for specialty crop producers across the
country, the bill will touch every
one of our lives through one of
the most basic of human needs:
food.
Specialty crops make up the
bulk of what we eat—all of our
fruits and vegetables, tree nuts
and dried fruits—as well as
things like cut flowers and nursery crops. They are half of MyPlate at every meal, and the
daily source for most of our vitamins and nutrients. For many in
rural America, these crops not
only provide nutrition, they are
also a primary source of income.
For nearly a decade, USDA
supported specialty crop growers
across the country through the

Specialty Crop Block Grant
(SCBG) program. These grants
enhance the competitiveness of
specialty crops, sustain the
livelihood of American farmers,
and strengthen rural economies.
Last year, the program provided $55 million for 700 stateselected projects nationwide that
contributed to food safety improvements, increased access to
healthy food, and provided new
research to help growers increase profitability and sustainability. The new farm bill
expands support through the
SCBG program to more than $66
million in grants for specialty
crop growers—a historic high.
With projects focusing on
everything from food safety to
business planning, the block
grants are designed to increase
the long-term success of produc-

ers and broaden the market for
specialty crops. Many states select projects that dovetail with
community needs, such as establishing farm to school programs,
providing training in good agricultural handling practices
(GAP), creating organic and sustainable production practices,
and developing food hubs that
will increase opportunities for
small-scale growers.
In Michigan, a 2009 grant
helped the state Department of
Agriculture and Resource Development work with partners to
increase sales opportunities for
specialty crop farmers in Southeast Michigan. They were able to
identify and overcome barriers
that prevented schools from purchasing products directly from
local farmers, and ended up increasing the sales of apples, cucumbers, peppers, red potatoes,
broccoli and several other crops
within their state.
Another grant in Idaho established a partnership between the

state Department of Agriculture
and Boise State University-Tech
to provide workshops that
helped improve food safety and
implement sustainable production practices for onions, potatoes, apples, cherries, peas and
lentils. The project resulted in
higher audit scores, increased efficiency and sustainability for
participating companies, which
both improve consumer confidence and help producers’ bottom lines in the long run.
Our dedication to strengthening rural America and increasing
opportunities for specialty crop
farmers will help keep our nation’s economy—and people—
healthy for years to come. This
week, we made the next round of
SCBG funds available so that
states can begin funding projects. If you’re interested in applying, I encourage you to
contact your state department of
agriculture. You can find more
information
at
www.usda.gov/farmbill.

New
exhibition
showcases
USD
student
artists
VERMILLION, S.D. – The
John A. Day Gallery in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts
will present a Bachelor of Fine
Arts
graduation
exhibition,
“Painting, Metal and All of Their
Friends,” by University of South
Dakota students Tait Simonson,
Kasen Keller, Reanna Schultz
and Ethan Domke. The exhibition
will be on display April 21-25
with a closing reception for the
artists scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m.
on Friday, April 25 at the Day
Gallery.
Simonson is a sculpture major
from Faith, S.D. His work focuses
on viewer interaction and
using created mass forms.  He focuses
on
using
metal
fabrication techniques with a variety of lighting and electrical
components and mixed media.
Simonson will graduate in May,
and looks forward to attending
graduate school in Portland, Ore.
at the Pacific Northwest College
of Art.
Keller is a painting major from
Redfield, S.D. Her first work focuses on paint creating real space
through means of occupying a 3D space.  She creates layers of
paint and resin to capture the
essence of wet paint. Her second
work is done in egg tempera and
focuses on Jacque-Louis David’s
“Napoleon Crossing the Benard.”
She replaces the emperor with
characters like that of the series “Futurama.”  Keller is graduating in May and looks forward
to attending graduate school.
Schultz is a sculpture major
from Yankton, S.D.   Her work
stems from material significance
to address the concepts of identity, control and feminism. She
will graduate this spring with a
B.F.A. with hopes of pursuing an
M.F.A. in sculpture. Domke is a
painting major from Spirit Lake,
Iowa. His work focuses on the
human form through portraiture.
He focuses on traditional methods
and techniques for rendering the
figures while addressing contemporary design aesthetics through
composition.  Graduating in May,
Domke also looks forward to attending graduate school.
The Day Gallery is open to the
public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more
information,
please
contact
gallery director Alison Erazmus
at  Alison.Erazmus@usd.edu, or
(605) 677-3177.

April 23, 2014 • The Faith Independent •

GFP Commission finalizes several
waterfowl and mourning dove seasons
The South Dakota Game, Fish
and Parks Commission finalized
several waterfowl hunting seasons at their April meeting in Oacoma.
Hunters will be able to have
three times their possession limit
of sandhill cranes and mourning
doves in 2014. The mourning dove
hunting season will be Sept. 1Nov. 9 and the sandhill crane
hunting season will run from
Sept. 27 – Nov. 23.
Commissioners did not propose
any changes in the number of waterfowl licenses available to nonresidents from 2013. There will be
4,000 special waterfowl licenses;

2,000 early fall Canada goose
temporary licenses; 2,000 fall 3day temporary licenses and
10,000 spring snow goose licenses
available for nonresident hunters.
The number of special Canada
goose licenses will also be unchanged from last year. The Bennett County season will run from
Oct. 18 – Dec. 21 and will have

800 3-tag licenses available for
residents and 25 2-tag licenses
available for nonresidents.
The 2014 South Dakota tundra
swan hunting season will run
from Oct. 4 to the end of the light
goose hunting season and was finalized with 1,100 resident and
200 nonresident single tag licenses available.

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

All family and friends are invited to celebrate

Gladys Peterson’s
95th Birthday
Saturday, May 10th, 2-5 PM
Faith Community Legion Hall
Hosted by her children, Mark Sr.,Phyllis Peterson, Marilyn
Aasheim, Carl Sr. and Judy Peterson & families

Faith Municipal Telephone Company provides basic and enhanced telecommunications services within its
service area. Basic services are offered at the following rates:
Single Party Residence Service
$14.00/month
Single Party Business Service
$21.50/month
Local residence and business service includes:
-Voice grade access to the public telephone network
-Minutes of use for local service provided at no additional charge
-Access to 911 emergency services
-Toll limitation for qualifying low-income consumers
Lifeline Telephone Assistance Programs are available for qualifying subscribers. These programs provide
a monthly service discount on telephone service. Toll blocking at no charge is also available with the Lifeline
Program.
To qualify for Lifeline, subscribers must either have a household income that is at or below 135 percent of
the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or the subscriber, one or more of the subscriber’s dependents, or the subscriber’s household must receive benefits from on of the following assistance programs:
- Medicaid
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
- Low Income Housing Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF)
- National School Lunch Program Free Lunch Program
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Faith Municipal Telephone Company’s voice service is a Lifeline-supported service. Only eligible consumers may enroll in the Lifeline program. Lifeline applicants must present documentation demonstrating eligibility either through participation in one of the qualifying federal assistance programs or through
income-based means. Lifeline recipients are required to recertify their eligibility every year. The Lifeline program is limited to one benefit per household, consisting of either wireline or wireless service. A household is
defined, for purposes of the Lifeline program, as an individual or group of individuals who live together at the
same address and share income and expenses. Lifeline is a government benefit program, and consumers
who willfully make false statements in order to obtain the benefit can be punished by fine or imprisonment or
can be barred from the program.
The basic services described above are offered to all consumers in Faith Municipal Telephone Company’s
service area. If you have any questions regarding telecommunications services, please call Faith Municipal
Telephone Company’s office at (605) 967-2261.

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Senior Focus
Best of Luck 2013 - 2014 SENIORS
Elizabeth A. Johnson

Elizabeth A. Johnson

Elizabeth A. Johnson is the 17 year old daughter of Christopher and Sharron
Johnson, rural Faith. Maternal grandparents are Candy Harris, Boise, ID and Richard
Cottle, Wasilla, AK. Paternal grandparents are Judy Johnson, rural Faith and Dean
Johnson, rural Faith.
Elizabeth’s work experience includes secretary at Johnson Tax Service, ranch
work and working for Scoggin Veterinary Service.
Some of Elizabeth’s activities include: Sheltered Reality, Oral Interp, 4-H, National
Honor Society.
Most Memorable Moment: Singing at the Christmas program junior year and
getting surprised comments afterward.
Her favorites are: Color: Red; Song: “Odd One” by Syck Puppies; Group or
Singer: Volbeat; Movie: “Epic”; Car: Jeep Wrangler; Extra-Curricular Activities:
Oral Interpretation; Hobby: Reading; Subject: Music; Teacher: All of them.
Best thing about Faith High School: All of the staff are incredibly helpful as long
as you try your best.
Her accomplishments include: Competing at State for Oral Interp, never losing
more than one pencil a year.
Future plans include: Elizabeth plans on going to Wartburg College for a Bachelors in music therapy and going somewhere else to pursue a Doctorate.

Jaelani Uthe …

Kadoka

Track Meet

Teagan Engel …

Kadoka

Track Meet

Jocelynn Keffeler

Jocelynn Keffeler is the 18 year old daughter of Jay De and Dana Keffeler, rural
Faith. Maternal grandparents are Cliff and Judy Matt and the late Vicki Matt, rural
Faith. Paternal grandparents are Duane and Sharon Keffeler.
Jocelynn’s work experience includes working on the family ranch and Keffeler
Kreations.
Most Memorable Moment: Managing for football, boys basketball and volleyball
the past few years. Getting to be with the teams as they went to state.
Her favorites are: Color: Turquoise; Song: “Stand”-Rascal Flatts; Group or
Singers: Kip Moore; Movie: “Facing The Giants”; Extra-Curricular Activities: Volleyball manager, football manager, basketball manager and Legislative Page; Hobby:
Chillin; Subject: Senior privileges; Teachers: Mrs. Fischbach and Mrs. Samuelson.
Best thing about Faith High School: The 4 day school week, small school and
the teachers aren’t bad.
Future plans include: Jocelynn plans on attending the University of South Dakota
for dental hygiene.

Jocelynn Keffeler

Karli Marie Kilby

Karli Marie Kilby

Karli Marie Kilby is the 18 year old daughter of Russ and Michelle Kilby, Faith.
Maternal grandparents are Patricia Hansen and the late Richard Komes. Paternal
grandparents are June and David Kilby, Faith.
Karli’s work experience includes ticket taker on summer rec program, lifeguard,
cater at Lynn’s Dakotamart during Sturgis Rally for VIPs of Harley Davidson.
Some of Karli’s activities include: Volleyball, track, student council, Quiz Bowl,
Academic Olympics and National Honor Society.
Most Memorable Moment: Receiving the honor of being chosen as the 2013
Prom and Homecoming queen.
Her favorites are: Color: Pink; Song: “Wannabe”-Spice Girls; Group or Singer:
Pink and Kid Rock; Movie: “Trouble with the Curve”; Car: ‘63 Corvette; Extra-Curricular Activities: Volleyball and student council; Hobbies: Reading and boating;
Subject: Psychology; Teacher: Mrs. Fischbach.
Best thing about Faith High School: You know everyone plus teachers are always willing to help you and you can always get one-on-one help.
Her accomplishments include: Valedictorian, 2013 Prom and Homecoming
queen, 2011 sophomore Homecoming royalty court, National Academy of Future
Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence, class president all 4 years of
high school, Upper Missouri Region Board Parliamentarian, Student Council vice president, awarded All State Student Council, lettered in volleyball, track, cheerleading
and student council, Scholastic Scholarship Teen and Pre-Teen Pageant awards,
placed in Mobridge Smarts Challenge and Academic Olympics, state volleyball 1 year
and student council 3 years.
Future plans include: Karli plans on attending Black Hills State University and
get a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in the Honors Program. Plans to become a licensed Clinical Psychologist.

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Shayna Engel … Kadoka Track Meet

Mobridge Early
Bird Meet
The Faith Longhorns track
team traveled to Mobridge on
Thursday, April 10th to compete
in their first meet of the season.
Placing for the boys were:
Shane Lutz 7th-100 MeterDash, 12.0; Glenn Palmer 5thShot
put,
38’4.5”;
Sam
Kennedy-1st Discus, 120’8”; 800
Relay- 4th - Shane Lutz, Tyler
Hohenberger, Jaelani Uthe,
Tristen Rhoden, 1:43.19; 1600
Relay-6th-Shane Lutz, Tyler
Hohen- berger, Will Lutz, Jaelani Uthe 4:05.58
Girls: 100 Yard Dash- Bonnie
Lutz, 8th 13.94; 400 Yd Dash

Bonnie Lutz 6th 68.32; 100
Meter Hurdles-Bailly Enright
4th 20.50, Brooke Enright 8th
21.35; 800 Meter Run-Tori Simonson 8th 2:53.26; 1600 Meter
Run-Shanna Selby 4th 6:07; 400
Relay-2nd Bailly Enright, Karli
Kilby, Brooke Enright, Brandi
Enright, 56.56; 800 Relay-3rd
Brandi Enright, Tori Simonson,
Brooklyn Schauer, Bonnie Lutz,
2:01.20;1600 Relay- 5th Shanna
Selby, Brandi Enright, Brooklyn
Schauer, Tori Simonson 4:52.69;
Medley Relay-4th Teagen Engel,
Brooklyn Schauer, Katie Bogue,
Shanna Selby 5:00.28

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Jr. High track team
competes at Kadoka
The jr. high track team traveled to Kadoka for their first
meet of the season.
Placing for the 6th grade
boys: Jade Mortenson, 4th-Shot
Put 18’9”; Jade Mortenson 2ndDiscus 59’1”; Josh Jones, 1stHigh Jump, 4’9”, Treyton
Bushong-3rd, 4’4”; Treyton
Bushong, 2nd-100 Meter Hurdles 22.4; Denim Varland 5th600 Meter Run 2:39.3; Treyton
Bushong-3rd, 100 Meter Run
7:35; Josh Jones-1st 200 Meter
Dash 25.6; Josh Jones-2nd 400
Dash 61.6
7th & 8th boys: James Ulrich-2nd High Jump 4’0”; Mark
Smith, 100 Meter Dash 13’3”;
800 Relay-1st James Ulrich,
Josh Jones, Treyton Bushong,
Mark Smith 2:09.1; James Ulrich-6th 200 Dash 32.6
6th Gr. Girls: Alix Vance-5th

Shot Put 20’8”; Sydnie Schauer 2nd, 43’3”, Alix Vance-4th 42’8”
Discus; Sydnie Schauer-2nd
High Jump 3’8”; 100 Dash-Sydnie Schauer-2nd 15.8; 400 Relay
3rd-Alix Vance, Natalie Veit,
Sydnie Schauder, Lenae Haines
1:13.4; Natalie Veit-4th 600
Meter Run 3:13
7th & 8th Girls: Lenae
Haines-1st 100 Meter Hurdles
20.1; Brooke Lemmel-2nd 100
Meter Dash 14.3; 800 Relay-2nd
Shoemaker,
Lenae
Jayden
Haines, Mikenzy Miller, Tristen
Delbridge 2:13.4; Mikenzy Miller
4th-Long Jump 11’10”; Tristen
Delbridge 3rd 4’4”, Jayden Shoemaker 4th 3’11”, Leane Haines
5th 3’11”-High Jump; Medley
Relay 1st - Jayden Shoemaker,
Brooke Lemmel, Tristen Delbridge, Mikenzy Miller 2:20

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12,000 acre Seven Blackfoot Ranch has sold & all machinery sells.

Large Auction

Sun., Apr. 27, 2014 * 10 am MT
At Philip, SD, go 25 N on SD Hwy 73, 2 W on Hwy 34, then 1 N.
TRACTORS, PAYLOADER, SKIDSTEER: 2012 NH L220 dsl skidsteer, 231 hr ~ 2010 NH T7060 MFD, 3 out, 3 pt, 540/1000, auto command w/ NH 860TL twin cyl Ldr, grapl, 2188 hr ~ 1997 JD 9400 4WD,
4 out, 6551 hr ~ CAT 920 payloader, 3rd valve, grapl ~ JD 8760 4WD,
duals, 5462 hr ~ JD 4850 MFD, 3 out, duals, w/newer JD 843 ldr
w/forks, 8322 hr ~ JD 8630 w/14' Degelman blade, 6371 hr ~ IH 5288
dsl, duals, 3 out, 3 pt, cab, 540/1000 ~ JD 2950 MFD w/JD 260 Ldr ~
JD 3020 gas ~ JD 2510 gas ~ A-C w/belly mnt bar mower ~ 2 GPS Syst
w/Case IH 150 lightbar TRUCKS: ’99 Freightliner conven w/ Cat
3406 eng, 13 sp, 863K, new steers, good rubber ~ ’82 Peterbilt COE,
Cum 425, 13 sp, 184K, excellent rubber ~ ‘79 GMC 7000 tndm gas,
hoist, 20' steel box, silage gate, 94K SEMI-TRAILERS: 2009 Frontier
steel 8x32x9.5 silage w/hydr dump trailer w/roll tarp & box liner ~
‘98 Wilson PSDCL 48' alum cattl pot, new brakes ~ (2) ‘93 Timpte alum
Super Hopper 8x42x10 grain trailr, one is 8x42x11.5 ~ ’90 & ’84 Wilson
alum 45' flatbed trailrs ~ ‘83 Wilson 8x42x10 grain trailr TRAILERS:‘98
Exiss alum g-neck 20' stock trailr ~ ‘97 H&H 24' g-neck flatbed trailr ~
2006 PJ tndm dual g-neck flatbed trailer, 30’ w/beaver tail & ramps ~
’98 Dressen 16' car hauler, bumpr pull ~ TP65 sngl axl military PICKUPS, JEEP, SUBURBAN: ‘02 GMC 1 T dually, 4 dr., 4WD Duramax,
Allison, flatbed ~ ‘01 Ford 3/4 T, 4WD 7.3 dsl w/475 DewEze bale
handler ~ ’00 Ford F350 4-dr., 2WD 7.3 dsl, spec flatbed, 96K ~ ‘00
Chev 3/4 T, X-cab, 4WD, long box, 141K ~ ‘00 Chev 3/4 T 4-dr. 4x4 ~
1999 Ford F350 4WD, 7.3 dsl, 6 sp, std cab ~ ‘99 Chev Suburban, gas,
4WD ~ ‘97 Chev 3/4 T 4WD gas autom, service body ~ ‘96 Chev 3/4
T, 4WD flatbed, 152K ~ ‘95 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4WD, 153K ~ ‘93
Chev 3/4 T 4WD flatbed,134K GRAIN VAC, AUGERS: ‘97 Walinga
614 gr vac w/extra tube ~ ’98 Batco 1335 belted 35’ elevator ~ ‘97 Westfield MK 100-71 PTO ~ ‘94 Westfield WR 80-51 PTO HAY EQUIP: 2012
NH H7150 Hydraswing w/HS Ser 18’ Auger Hdr ~ 2008 NH 7090 net
wrap baler ~ (2) Vermeer R23A hyd. twin rakes, “99 & “00 ~ NH 456
9’ sickle mower ~ (2) NH 1475 Hydraswings, one 16’ 2300 hdr, one 18’
2200 hdr ~ NH BR780 & NH BR 780A Balers, both auto wrap & twine
tie COMBINES: JD 9500 & JD 9600, both w/straw chopr/spreadr,
company seats, hder-reverser, good low hr machines---JD9500: eng
2971 hr, sep 2414 hr & JD 9600: eng 4950 hr, sep 3741 hr ~ JD 925 & JD
930 headers ~ JD 844 8-row corn headr, 36” row ~ E-Z Trail 675 grain

cart ~ ‘92 Gold Bell HTS-4 swather hdr trailr PLANTING: 2004 Flexicoil 5000 air seeder w/ 2340 cart, sngl shoot, 57’, eagle beak pts ~ ’94
JD 750 no-till drill, w/ dawn hydrau markers, grass seeder & dry fert
~ 2002 Kwik Kleen 772 grain cleaner ~ ‘89 JD 7200 36" corn planter, 8row, hydr marker MACHINERY: ‘99 Maverick 120 SP sprayer, Cat dsl
3116 eng, 800 gal, 90' boom, 1738 hr ~ ‘03 Brandt Commander 7000
HD “heavy” 70’ harrow, like new ~ ’98 Meyerink 12’ box scraper w/
tilt ~ ‘08 Summers Ultimate NT sprayer ~ ’75 Chev C60 gas w/Oswalt
manure spreadr ~ ‘00 Ficklin 3000 grav wag w/Horst run gear ~
Krause 969 tndm disc w/Noble harrows ~ ‘89 JD 610 41' chisel plow
w/harrows ~ ‘87 JD 610 41' chisel w/Degelman harrows ~ 2008 Aerway CH-17-3 chain harrow ~ ‘94 Richardton 1200 silage wag ~ Mobility fertiliz spreadr LIVESTOCK: Daniels HSS hydraul chute/scale/
palp on wheels ~ ‘94 Henke B2370 mix/feed wagon w/scale ~ ‘81 IH
1754 dsl truck w/Harsh 406M desl feed proc ~ ’07 Haybuster 2650 bale
processr w/grain tank ~ Central City scale w/M615 indicator ~ SturD port tub & 20’ Run Alley w/hdgate ~ Shelters, Feeders, Bull Bander,
Oster Trimmer BULK BINS: Wheatland (2) 3275 bu. & (1) 1725 bu.
ATV, SNOWMOBILE, FIRE FIGHTER: ‘92 Yamaha Phazer snowmob, 11,215 mi ~ ‘98 Yamaha Grizzly 600 ATV 4WD, 2897 mi ~ ‘02
Honda TRX450ES, 4WD, 12,550 mi ~ Warne 200 gal fire sprayr , Honda
pump, Coxreels 1125-4-200 FENCING,TOOLS: 2011 Wheatheart
HH6400 post pounder, bought new ~ Rolin hyd. post holer w/13"
auger ~ TWE 80 GAK generator 8000 watt w/100 gal propane tank on
trailr, like new ~ Coats 30-40A tire machine ~ Com Sense wire winder
~ 2000 JD 277LX Riding Lawn Mower ~ QTV-5 80 gal. upright 5hp air
compressor ~ Sotera ser 400 12-v sprayer transf pump ~ Linc Mig200
wire-feed welder ~ Honda gas generatr ~ HD 45 ton hyd.press (elec
over hydraul) & can sheer angle iron & flat iron ~ Alkota 300 PSI pow
washer ~ 200+ RR Ties ~ Sucker Rod ~ 300 Wood Posts ~ 150 Steel
Posts ~ 20 Rolls New Barbed Wire ~ Bolt Bin full of bolts ~ Shop Full
of Tools ~ Makita belt sander, Skilsaw 14” chop saw, Skilsaw 7!” circular saw, (2) DeWalt palm sanders, Milw 7!” tilt lock circular saw,
solder gun, Grain Tester, Wagner Paint Sprayer, Air Paint Spray Gun
FUEL TANKS: Butler 9500 gal dsl tank w/Tuthill elec pump on whls
~ (2) 500 gal w/Gasboy elec pumps ~ 1000 gal w/elec pump on whls
~ Port 100 gal Fill-Rite FR700 fuel pump

PIROUTEK AUCTION SERVICE

ARNESON AUCTION SERVICE

Dan Piroutek • 605-544-3316 or 685-5446

Lonnie Arneson • 605-798-2525

See PiroutekAuction.com & ArnesonAuction.com for photos & more

Owner:
Dave Solberg
406-671-7770

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April 23, 2014

State, FEMA award $20 million for cooperative’s
blizzard recovery
PIERRE, S.D. – South
Dakota’s Office of Emergency
Management and the Federal
Emergency Management Agency
will award more than $20 million

to Grand Electric Cooperative for
damages caused by October,
2013, blizzard.
The public-assistance funds reimburse the cooperative for re-

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pair or replacement of power
lines and poles damaged by the
storm in Butte, Corson, Harding,
Meade, Perkins and Ziebach
counties.
The federal share of reimbursement of eligible damages is
nearly $17.8 million, or 75 percent of the cost. The state’s 10
percent share is nearly $2.4 million. Grand Electric provides the
remaining 15 percent, about $3.6
million. 

Faith Livestock Commission Co.
(605) 967-2200
NEXT SALE: MONDAY, APRIL 28Th
Special cow/calf pair, grass and feeder cattle sale
Sale Time 10 AM
800-900 cattle expected

SUNRISE ANgUS RANCh
40 YEARLINg & 25 2-YR-OLD ANgUS bULLS – 80 ANgUS hEIFERS
Sale Time: 1 PM
Consignments:
consignment of – 180 1st x & Hereford steers HR 650-750#
Flintrock – 100 blk, red & Char x steers 650-800#
Lopez – 20 Angus heifers HR BV 700#
Brown – 30 Angus fall calves (weaned) 500-600#
Grueb – 10 Angus heifers HR BV 650#
pending – 100 Angus heifers BV (70% NB) 750#
Fox – 15 Hereford heifers (green) 600#
More expected by sale time
UPCOMING SALES
Saturday, May 3: Wilken Ranch Angus Bull Sale at 1:00 pm
offering 70 yearling, 80 2-yr-old bulls
Monday, May 5: Special cow/calf pair, replacement heifer sale
Sunday, May 11: Faith High School Rodeo
Monday, May 12: Special cow/calf pair, grass cattle sale
Monday, May 19: Special cow/calf pair and turnout 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.

Grasshoppers in western
S.D. – what to expect in 2014
South Dakota is home to approximately 70 different species
of grasshoppers. Not good news
for the state's crop and forage
producers, explained Anitha
Chirumamilla, South Dakota
State University Extension entomology field specialist.
“Grasshoppers are one of the
most difficult and challenging insect pests in western South
Dakota. They feed on a wide variety of plants and have the potential
to
cause
severe
destruction when huge numbers
coincide with drought conditions,” said Chirumamilla. “Of
the 70, 10 species are considered
pests of field as well as forage
crops.”
To estimate population levels
and determine the need for suppression programs, annual
grasshopper surveys are conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture’s animal
and plant health inspection service (APHIS), over thousands of
acres of range and forest lands.
“Populations of grasshoppers
that trigger the need for a suppression program are normally
on a case-by-case basis, according to Bruce Helbig with USDA
said Chirumamilla. “Suppression programs are carried out
based on the threat of potential
damage and severe destruction
of forage for livestock and
wildlife, reduction of wildlife
habitat, soil erosion and the
threat of crop damage and yield
loss resulting from migrating
grasshoppers.”
The goal of APHIS suppression programs, Chirumamilla
said, is to reduce grasshopper
populations to acceptable levels
in order to protect rangeland
ecosystems and/ or cropland adjacent to rangeland.
APHIS conducts their surveys
each spring starting mid-May by
counting nymphs, and continues
to the end of August with the
survey of adult grasshoppers.
Sampling for nymphal populations is carried out using sweep
nets and making 40 sweeps at
each site (one per township). The
density of grasshopper nymphs
per square yard is calculated
using the formula: Total number
of nymphs from 40 sweeps divided by 10.
The adult grasshopper survey
utilizes
a
visual
count.
Grasshoppers are counted at 18
one-square foot sites, and the
total number for the 18 sites is

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divided by two for the number
per square yard.
Although the annual surveys
are intended to estimate the population levels in the current
year, Chirumamilla said they
also enable us to forecast future
population levels and identify
risk zones for the following
spring and summer.
“The predictions will be based
on adult grasshopper numbers
that have the potential to reproduce and lay their eggs in the
soil prior to the winter. Climatic
conditions that prevail after survey and into the following spring
are also taken into account,”
Chirumamilla said.
Grasshoppers have one generation per year and tend to lay
their eggs in the soil during late
fall. Their eggs overwinter in a
state of dormancy and new generation nymphal development
starts when spring temperatures
hit 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
The 2013 adult grasshopper
survey shows that majority of
the counties on western South
Dakota were in low risk zones
with few isolated areas in
medium to high risk zones.
Counties with areas that had
threshold level populations include Fall River, Bennett,
Perkins, Corson, Meade and
Jackson.
“However, the early October
blizzard last fall lead to unusually wet conditions for prolonged
periods, which could have detrimental effects on grasshopper
eggs in the soil,” Chirumamilla
said.
Chirumamilla explained that
high moisture favors diseasecausing natural fungi and bacteria to flare up and kill many soil
dwelling insects. “Since majority
of the counties in western South
Dakota were in the path of the
blizzard, the 2014 outlook for
grasshoppers and insect populations in general could be promising, and we may be dealing with
lower than usual infestation levels,” Chirumamilla said. “However, it is important to note that
natural enemies which feed on
pest insects will also be equally
affected by the blizzard. Lack of
natural control early in the season will favor rapid multiplication of pest insects leading to
severe outbreaks.”
Chirumamilla reminds farmers, ranchers and other landowners that it is always necessary to
do frequent and early scouting to
identify the pests and deal with
them in an efficient way.
Both SDSU Extension and
APHIS are available for technical support and can be reached
at the following numbers: Chirumamilla at 605-394-1722 or
anitha.chirumamilla@sdstate.ed
u, or USDA APHIS, PPQ, Bruce
Helbig at 605- 224-1713.

The Faith Independent • April 23, 2014 •

Gov.
Daugaard’s
Column
Earth Day:
Celebrating
Agriculture and
Conservation
Each year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day as a reminder of
the intrinsic value of clean air,
clear water and abundant
wildlife.
Here in South Dakota, we
place a high value on the land
and its bounty. Agriculture is our
No. 1 industry and provides the
bedrock of our economy. Tourism
and outdoor activities comprise
our second-largest industry and
many of us enjoy hunting, fishing,
camping and the great outdoors.
South Dakota’s strong commitment to conservation is apparent
in the interest generated by last
December’s Pheasant Habitat
Summit and the subsequent work
group, which recently held its second meeting.
More than 80 percent of South
Dakota’s land area is privately
owned. A bit more than 17 percent is federally owned and the
remainder – just over 2 percent –
is state-owned. Because private
citizens are by far our state’s
largest landowners, conservation
efforts employed by farmers and
ranchers are integral to the quality of our natural resources.
To recognize individuals dedicated to land and wildlife conservation efforts, the South Dakota
Cattlemen’s Association, South
Dakota Grassland Coalition and
Sand County Foundation annually bestow the Leopold Conservation Award on a farm or ranch
family that demonstrates outstanding conservation leadership.
The award is named for renowned
conservationist Aldo Leopold.
This year’s Leopold Conservation Award recipients are Lyle
and Garnet Perman and their son
Luke and his wife Naomi. The
Permans manage 7,500 acres,
most of it grassland, near Lowry.
The management practices implemented on their Rock Hills Ranch
demonstrate that active conservation efforts are not only good for
the land, they are good for business.
For information on the Rock
Hills Ranch and the many conservation practices farmers and
ranchers use, visit www.leopoldconservationaward.org .
Congratulations to the Permans and thanks to all landowners across South Dakota who care
for our natural resources.

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Meade County
Commission
Meeting

(Wednesday, April 9, 2014)
Generated by Lisa Schieffer on
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Members present
Alan Aker, Robert Heidgerken, Linda
Rausch, Bob Bertolotto and Galen
Niederwerder.
Meeting called to order at 8:30 AM
1. Call to Order at 8:30 AM
Procedural: A. Pledge of Allegiance
Procedural: B. Prayer
2. Routine Business
Discussion, Information: A. Opportunity for Public Comment
Action, Discussion: B. Items from Appointed Officials
Motion to go into executive session
due to legal matters.
Motion by Bertolotto, second by Heidgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Niederwerder, Bertolotto, Aker,
Rausch, Heidgerken.
Motion to go out of executive session
and return to regular session.
Motion by Bertolotto, second by
Niederwerder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Niederwerder, Bertolotto, Aker,
Rausch, Heidgerken.
3. Veteran of the Month 9:30 AM
Discussion, Presentation: A. Mr. Roy
Kornmeyer
Mr. Kornmeyer was drafted into the
United States Army in 1942 even though
he was an only child. Mr. Kornmeyer is
special due to the fact he has been in the
Army, the Army Air Corps, the Army National Guard, and the Air Force. He had
multiple career fields throughout his military service. He was an aircraft engineer
officer, a flight engineer, and then became a pilot in World War II. Some of the
aircraft he has flown includes: UH helo,
AT-10 Wichita twin engine, UC-78 cargo
plane, B-29 Superfortress bomber, B-51
tri-jet, B-26 bomber, and BD-5
Mr. Kornmeyer has done a lot of travels throughout the US as well as Foreign
Service to include:
Kansas, Florida, Mississippi, Connecticut, Nebraska, Indiana, Alabama,
Washington DC, New Mexico, California,
Georgia, Korea, Vietnam
After 40 years of service to his country, he also had multiple career fields
throughout his personal life. He was a
rancher, mechanic/owner of garage,
deputy sheriff, policeman, security,
rocket engineer, construction worker,
and professor. This year, he will be 92.
His hobbies include playing the violin
and other string instruments and playing
cards with the wife and neighbors. He
will be celebrating his 72nd wedding anniversary this year.
4. Items from Facilities Director
Action, Discussion: A. Courthouse Elevator Planning Discussion
Motion to proceed with the recommendation of Kevin Forrester on combining the two options, with a strict cost
analysis presented regarding the same
when the matter comes back before the
Board.
Motion by Bertolotto, second by Heidgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Niederwerder, Bertolotto, Aker,
Rausch, Heidgerken.
5. Items from Commission
Action, Discussion: A. Volunteer Fire
Department Funding - Letter
Motion to approve letter and to submit it to all those enrolled on worker's
compensation.
Motion by Aker, second by Niederwerder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Niederwerder, Bertolotto, Aker,
Rausch, Heidgerken.
Action, Discussion: B. Communiqué

to Commission
Motion to send letter to PUC (Public
Utilities Commission) regarding direct
costs, and that our maintenance personnel put together a projection on the basis
of how much increase in cost can be determined.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Heidgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Niederwerder, Bertolotto, Aker,
Rausch, Heidgerken.
6. Items from Highway Superintendent
Action, Discussion: A. Grant Contract
Motion to authorize the Chairman to
sign the grant contract with the SD Department of Transportation, with noted
change.
Motion by Rausch, second by Heidgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Niederwerder, Bertolotto, Aker,
Rausch, Heidgerken.
7. Dinner Break @ Noon
8. Scheduled Items 1:00 PM
Action: A. Brian Philipsen, Notice of
Intention to Raise Valuation to the Assessment Rolls
Motion to approve the recommendation as submitted.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Heidgerken.
A substitute motion was made to direct the Equalization Office to notify the
taxpayer for liability for two years.
Motion by Aker, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Rausch, Heidgerken,
Bertolotto.
Nay: Niederwerder.
Action, Discussion: B. Second Reading on Nuisance Ordinance
Motion to approve the second reading on Erickson nuisance.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Niederwerder, Bertolotto, Aker,
Rausch, Heidgerken.
Motion to adopt the nuisance ordinance.
Motion by Heidgerken, second by
Niederwerder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Niederwerder, Bertolotto, Aker,
Rausch, Heidgerken.
Commissioner Bertolotto stated for
the minutes that this nuisance area is
right at the doorstep of the bus drop and
the safety of the children need to be addressed.
Action, Discussion: C. Second Reading on Nuisance Ordinance Motion to approve the second reading of Wiedman nuisance.
Motion by Aker, second by Heidgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Niederwerder, Aker, Rausch,
Heidgerken.
Abstain: Bertolotto.
Motion to adopt the nuisance ordinance.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Heidgerken.
Motion Carries.
Yea: Niederwerder, Aker, Rausch,
Heidgerken.
Abstain: Bertolotto.
Action, Discussion: D. City of Sturgis
- Ambulance Report
9. Items from Treasurer
Action, Discussion: A. Tax Deeds
Action, Discussion: B. Tax Payments
Motion to accept the proposal of
$800.00 per month on Cliff Moore.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Niederwerder, Bertolotto, Aker,
Rausch, Heidgerken.
Motion to accept the proposal of
$300.00 per month on Rhonda Halvorson.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.

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Yea: Niederwerder, Bertolotto, Aker,
Rausch, Heidgerken.
Motion to set deadline for the 2nd
meeting in June or that date to take the
same for tax deed.
Motion by Commissioner Bertolotto,
second by Commissioner Heidgerken.
Substitute motion was made to direct
the Treasurer to start the tax deed
process.
Motion by Aker, second by Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries:
Yea: Niederwerder, Bertolotto, Aker,
Rausch, Heidgerken.
10. Auditor
Action: A. Township Annual Reports
Motion to approve receipt of the annual township reports of Lakeside, Elm
Springs, Dakota, Smithville, Howard and
Upper Red Owl.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Niederwerder, Bertolotto, Aker,
Rausch, Heidgerken.
11. Items from Commission Assistant
Action, Discussion: A. Surplus Equipment and Surplus Auction
Motion to declare the following surplus, with the same to be sold at auction
at the Meade School District Surplus
Auction on May 13, 2014.
· 1997 White Ford F-250 extended
cab / VIN # 1FDHX25H9VEA66058 (with
spray tanks)
· 1988 Ford F350 / Vin #
1FDKF37M8JNB44882
· 2009 Ford Explorer / Vin #
1FMEU73E59UA22586
· 2009 Ford Explorer / Vin #
1FMEU73E19UA23640
· 2009 Ford Explorer / Vin #
1FMEU73E39UA22585
· 1991 Chevy Pickup / VIN#
1GBDK14K4MZ129829)
MISC Equipment · 2 – 8’ wood base cabinet with top
· 1 – 6’ wood base cabinet with top
· 1 – 4’ wood base cabinet with top
· 1 - 9’X22’ accordion style room divider
curtain
· 1 – Hot Point Electric Range
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Niederwerder, Aker, Rausch,
Heidgerken.
Abstain: Bertolotto.
12. Consent Calendar
Action, Discussion: A. Motion to Approve Consent Calendar
Motion to approve items on Consent
Calendar.
Motion by Heidgerken, second by
Bertolotto.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Niederwerder, Bertolotto, Rausch,
Heidgerken.
Abstain: Aker.
Minutes: B. Minutes. March 26, 2014.
Action (Consent): C. Claims for Payment
SALARIES: Commissioners – –
$7085.30, Auditor – $11768.27, Treasurer – $23026.37, States Attorney –
$30881.12, General Gov. Building –
$24951.93, Director of Equalization –
$42202.32, Register of Deeds –
$13288.94, Emergency Management/
Vet Services – $4079.71, Human Resources/Comm. Ass. – $8271.79, Sheriff – $92340.40, Jail – $62080.97,
Firewise – $5570.93, County Nurse –
$4183.10, Weed and Pest – $7684.40,
Highways, Roads and Bridges –
$75605.85, Snow Removal – $1521.04,
Communications – $22945.55
EXPENSES BY DEPARTMENT:
COMMISSIONERS: R Heidgerken –
$127.28, L Rausch – $189.95, Faith
Ind. – $680.94, G Niederwerder –
$222.00, BHWG – $625.10, A Aker –
$62.35, Sturgis Chamber – $25.00
ELECTIONS: First Interstate –
$90.06, Faith Ind. – $22.73, Meade Co.
Treas – $167.50, McLeod’s – $540.00,
Quill – $307.95, Rushmore Office –
$2.89

JUDICIAL SYSTEM: T Rudnick –
$24.80, S Jennings – $13.70, Community Health Center – $75.64, J Howell –
$1194.80, R Haivala – $126.00, A
Rasch – $11.48, H Delbridge – $88.48,
L Grubl – $58.88, C Herreman – $65.54,
S Molitor – $54.44, T Tarrant – $51.48,
D Tveidt – $59.62, Loud American –
$155.76, J Anderson – $10.74, D
Bergstrom – $63.32, Z Beug – $10.74, C
Bowen – $13.70, R Conway – $27.76, C
Crozman – $28.50, D DeHaan – $66.28,
J Ehlers – $12.22, D McPherson –
$69.98, M Epperson – $28.50, C Gillen –
$25.54, K Hemenway – $10.74, D
Horan – $29.98, J Ingalls – $109.20, D
Langan – $28.50, C Martin – $28.50, M
Martin – $24.80, J Melby – $10.74, J
Menkens – $29.24, B Opsal – $66.28, L
Sidle – $70.72, J Treloar – $50.74, B
Vasknetz – $10.74, J Jockisch – $24.80,
J Loban – $63.32, K Ludens – $25.54, K
Moulton – $24.06, A Shoun – $17.40, C
Woods – $75.90, L Peters – $20.00, R
Buchholz – $60.36, R Porter-Watson –
$53.70, J Shyne – $10.74, T Altstiel –
$52.96, P Cresalia – $64.80, K
VanAsma – $64.80, J Bertolotto –
$21.84
AUDITOR: First Interstate – $957.00,
Knology – $6.22, JJ’s Engraving –
$19.50, Rushmore Office – $18.79,
Xerox – $273.31
TREASURER: City of Faith –
$398.96, Century Business Prod. –
$37.31, Knology – $14.29, Penn. Co.
Sheriff – $27.15
COMPUTER: Knology – $229.99
STATE’S ATTORNEY: City of RC –
$455.00, First Interstate – $965.67, Knology – $18.64, Meade Co. Treas. –
$69.00
COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY: K
Thompson – $301.00, J Stielow –
$657.72, J Hilpert – $2393.80, J Ellingson – $1297.48, Grey Law – $1728.50,
R Hymans – $178.00
GENERAL GOVERNMENT BLDG:
BH Chemical – $52.97, BHP&L –
$4645.60, Turbiville Ind. – $378.75,
Crum Electric – $19.41, First Interstate –
$128.51, Ecolab – $388.00, CBH –
$336.37, Johnston Hardware – $52.36,
Knology – $1331.62, Menards –
$493.27, Heds – $56.00, Rushmore Office – $11.54, Sturgis Water – $2104.43
DIRECTOR OF EQUALIZATION:
First Interstate – $823.11, CBH –
$208.00, SDN Comm. – $510.00,
BHWG – $281.21, Knology – $10.71,
Meade Co. Treas. – $49.78, Quill –
$99.96, Vanguard Appraisals – $6350.00
REGISTER OF DEEDS: First Interstate – $957.00, Knology – $1.91,
Xerox – $750.22
VETERAN SERVICE: First Interstate – $22.95, Knology – $3.96
HUMAN RESOURCES: First Interstate – $2293.30, Dakota Business Center – $249.88, Wellmark Flex – $268.00,
Knology – $4.78, Rushmore Office –
$59.73
SHERIFF: L Cermak – $550.00, Zylstra – $210.94, First Interstate –
$694.63, CBH – $6060.10, Knology –
$179.15, M Briscoe – $500.00, Sand
Creek Printing – $149.00, Meade Co.
Treas. – $30.00, Heds – $77.00, Quill –
$179.94, Rushmore Office – $975.00,
State Treas – $450.00, Xerox – $270.70
JAIL: BH Embroidery – $59.00, Tom
T’s – $476.04, First Interstate – $9.54,
Ecolab – $105.00, Cooks Correctional –
$240.88, US Foodservice – $3446.38,
Earthgrains Baking – $481.84, CashWa – $1140.05, Sysco Montana –
$1410.58, ICS Jail Supplies – $303.29,
Jefferson Partners – $85.08, Knology –
$5.33, Lynn’s – $47.03, Heds – $7.00,
Rushmore Office – $780.00, Sam’s
Club – $64.93
24/7 SOBRIETY PROGRAM: 24/7
Sobriety Program – $420.00
FIREWISE: First Interstate $1296.16, CBH – $394.31
SUPPORT OF THE POOR: Kinkade
Funeral Home – $945.00, Medicap Specialty – $113.68

MENTALLY ILL: State Treasurer –
$178.38
MENTAL ILLNESS BOARD: RC Regional Hospital – $1241.92, M Ekeren –
$15.00, G Mikelson – $1274.52, L
Lewno – $213.24, Pollard & Larson –
$176.00, D Cody – $15.00, Shepherd
Reporting – $30.00, Penn. Co. States
Atty. – $430.00
EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT:
BHP&L – $133.43, Meade Co. Treas. –
$22.38, West River Electric – $84.75
DOMESTIC ABUSE: Crisis Intervention – $254.00
HIGHWAY: A&B Welding – $226.48,
Sturgis Napa – $135.16, Brosz Eng. –
$7450.00, BHP&L – $1191.20, Chris
Supply – $7.62, Cammack Ranch –
$1094.26, Crum Electric – $174.30, Kieffer Sanitation – $53.21, Diesel Machinery – $453.78, First Interstate – $763.01,
John Deere Financial – $1731.43,
CBH – $15799.23, Grand Electric –
$203.64, Great Western Tire – $293.14,
G Hunt – $100.00, Nebraska Salt &
Grain – $2415.17, Inland Truck Parts –
$608.52, Johnson Machine – $52.46,
Johnston Hardware – $28.26, Knology –
$130.69, Kimball Midwest – $223.26,
O’Reilly Auto Parts – $80.95, Meade Co.
Treasurer – $6.00, Midcontinent Testing – $240.00, Owens Interstate –
$392.82, Adams – $554.57, Rushmore
Office – $116.45, Servall – $143.19,
Sturgis Water – $187.32, West River
Electric – $264.90, Whisler Bearing –
$63.23
COMMUNICATIONS: Butte Electric – $129.27, First Interstate – $30.00,
Microsoft Corp. – $732.00, Golden West
Tele – $583.29, Knology – $1.24, Western Comm. – $375.00, Xerox – $346.51
COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE:
First Interstate – $165.24, Dakota Business Center – $37.20, CBH – $101.78,
Meade Co. Jr. Leaders – $90.14, Knology – $1.85, SDSU Printing Lab –
$238.05
WEED & PEST: A&J Supply –
$55.99, BHP&L – $91.36, Crop Prod. –
$594.00, First Interstate – $288.81,
CBH – $142.29, ESRI – $400.00, Knology – $45.72, Pacific Steel – $78.04,
Servall – $79.12
MOUNTAIN PINE BEETLE: Aker
Wood – $5468.40
VARIOUS FUNDS: Norwest Bank,
matching Social Security – $31157.26,
SD Retirement System, matching retirement – $26936.32, county share of
health and life insurance – $85235.53.
Action (Consent): D. ROD Report
In the amount of $22,400.50.
Action (Consent): E. Auditor - Treasurer Report
AUDITOR'S ACCOUNT WITH
COUNTY TREASURER
To the Honorable Board of County
Commissioners Meade County:
I hereby submit the following report of
my examination of the cash and cash
items in the hands of the County Treasurer of this County as of April 1, 2014.
Total amount of deposits in banks –
30,799.87
Total amount of actual cash –
3,895.34
Total amount of checks and drafts in
Treasurer's possession not exceeding
three (3) days – 23,330.02
ITEMIZED LIST OF ALL ITEMS,
CHECKS, and DRAFTS WHICH HAVE
BEEN INTHE TREASURER'S POSSESSION OVER THREE (3) DAYS:
Postage – 344.66
CD/Savings – 303,428.53
Pioneer Bank – $303,428.53
First Interstate Bank Special Checking – 855,486.44
Farmers State Bank – 17,378.26
First Trust – 0.00
First Interstate Bank Savings – 0.00
Flex Account – 22,792.40
PBGen 2 – 16,247.15
PBWarrant 2 – 1,475,120.37
cc pending – 0.00
Continued on next page

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

Continued from previous page
Insuff. Funds – 18.83
TOTAL – 2,748,841.87
Action: F. Gene & Teresa Denke have
a preliminary plat of Lots 1 & 2 of Lot B
of Tract 9 of McEwen Ranch Subdivision
in the SWNE, SENW of 28-3-7.
Motion to go into executive session
for negotiations and personnel matters.
Motion by Niederwerder, second by
Heidgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Niederwerder, Bertolotto, Aker,
Rausch, Heidgerken.
Motion to go out of executive session
and return to regular session.
Motion by Rausch, second by Niederwerder.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Niederwerder, Bertolotto, Aker,
Rausch, Heidgerken.
13. Adjourn
Action, Procedural: A. Adjourn the
Meeting
APPROVED:
___________________________
Alan Aker, Chairman
ATTEST:_______________________
Lisa Schieffer, Auditor
Published April 23, 2014 at the approximate total cost of $167.31

Friday noon before
Wed. publication

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Call Diane Fees

605-748-2210 or 2244

3 mi. W & 3 mi. N of Howes, SD
Equip. Repair/Maintenance Hydraulics - A/C - Tires
Car & Light Truck Tires
Shop: 605-985-5007
Cell: 605-441-1168
Certified Diesel Tech
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“Have truck will travel”
For all your on-farm tractor, truck &
machinery tire repairs call Dusty.
Leave a message if no answer

Call anytime 7 days a week!!
I have tubes & most common
tires on hand & can order in any
tire of your choice.

For all your Real Estate Needs
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381-4272

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Faith Veterinary
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(605) 967-2212
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 am-Noon
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FOR SALE: 610 Bobcat, good
condition, also 742 Bobcat with
grapple, good condition. Call 605290-3208.
F31-3tp

FOR SALE

PASTURE WATER LINES
with trencher and backhoe, Livestock Water Systems. 10 1/2 miles
south of Maurine, 605-748-2473
Merle Vig.
F2-tfc

WANTED

CARD OF THANKS

OLD ELECTRIC gas pump and
old gas station stuff, signs, globes
and air meters. Call 605-2903208.
F31-4tp
OLD FORD CAR in the 30s, restored or unrestored or a body.
Call 605-290-3208.
F31-4tp

HELP WANTED

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.
F23-tfn

…T he Bett er Choice
Pr airie Oasis Mall
PH: 605-967-2622 – Fait h, SD

bakery Department
4 Count Cinnamon Rolls and
Caramel Rolls

Deli Department
New Lunch pack sandwiches check
them out in the cold deli area!

Produce Tent Sale
Coming May 8th

The Faith Independent • April 23, 2014 •

Special thanks to all who sang
in the Easter Cnacata, Pastor
Menter for being the narrator, pianist Cheryl Cowles and for the
abundant lunch prepared by the
Bethel Luthean Ladies. It was my
pleasure to be the choral director.
Also special thanks to the choir
members for the lovely corsage
which was appreciated,
Mrs. Theora Carlson

THE CITY OF FAITH is accepting
applications
for
a
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.
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NOTICES

MILLER-DALE chickens and
pot pies will be here May 16. To
order call Alice Maier at 739-5231
in the evenings.
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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
interested, please contact the City
Office at 967-2261. Applications
will close on May 2nd, 2014.
F31-3tc

CITY WIDE CLEANUP MONTH
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!
LET’S BEAUTIFY OUR COMMUNITY!!
SUPPORT CLEAN UP MONTH!!!

AUCTIONS/LAND
LAND AUCTION: 3,520+/- ACRES
LAND, Haakon County, Cropland,
Grassland, Recreational, Investment, 10 miles north of Midland,
SD. May 1, 2014. Call Dakota
Properties, Todd Schuetzle, Auctioneer,
605-280-3115,
www.DakotaProperties.com.
LAND AUCTION:
1,974.22+/ACRES LAND, Tripp County. Cropland, Grassland, Recreational, Investment. 25 miles south of
Winner, SD. May 3 , 2014. Call
Dakota Properties, Todd Schuetzle,
Auctioneer,
605-280-3115,
www.DakotaProperties.com.

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open. SD Certification required.
Contact Custer School District, 527
Montgomery St., Custer, SD
57730,
(605)673-3154
see
www.csd.k12.sd.us.
HELP WANTED: Full Time Special
Education Teacher at the Edgemont School District to start immediately. 4 day school week. For
more information, contact Dave
Cortney at (605) 662-7254 or email
Dave.Cortney@k12.sd.us.
HELP
WANTED:
Mechanics
wanted, will train the right individual, full-time position with nice
benefits, please contact Bill at 605582-2402 for complete details.
TEACHING POSITIONS OPEN AT
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 605-8459204. Applications to be sent to
Mobridge-Pollock School District
#62-6; Attention: Tim Frederick;
1107 1st Avenue East; Mobridge
SD 57601.
HELP WANTED:
Elementary
Teacher- w/wo coaching (4 day
school week) at the Edgemont
School District starting the 20142015 school year. Position open
until filled. For more information
contact Dave Cortney at 605-6627254
or
email
dave.cortney@k12.sd.us.
TIRED OF BATTLING THE COLD to
get to work? We are hiring motivated bookkeepers, customer service/collections agents and bilingual
collectors to work remotely. $9 to
$20 per hour. Questions/resumes
Text 605-206-0581 www.facebook.com/steven.pletan
careers@smartsalesandlease.com.
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS: LPNs &
CNAs, top weekly pay, direct deposit, & flexible schedules. Take
control of your schedule with TriState Nursing. Apply online today.
www.tristatenursing.com 800-7271912.

BIDS

FOR SALE

ACCEPTING SEALED BIDS on two
2006 Caterpillar 143H Motor
Graders with/without snow wing,
under 6000 hours. Excellent condition.
Bid deadline 5/19/14,
Ziebach County Auditor, PO Box
68, Dupree, SD 57623. Call 605365-5157.

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT OUTLET; New and used restaurant
equipment.
See www.Chillmasters.biz for more info; Sioux City, IA
1-800-526-7105.

EMPLOYMENT
RIVER COUNTRY COOPERATIVE
of South St. Paul, MN, is seeking a
qualified CEO/General Manager.
This is a successful retail / bulk
energy, grain, agronomy and feed
cooperative with sales of $140 million with multiple retail locations.
Financial and personal management experience is required.
Email: larry.fuller@chsinc.com or
fax (888-653-5527) resume to:
Larry Fuller, 5213 Shoal Drive, Bismarck ND 58503.
HELP WANTED: Full time 8-12
teacher with or without coaching (4
day school week) at the Edgemont
School District for the 2014-2015
school year. Position open until
filled. For more information contact Dave Cortney at 605-662-7254
or email dave.cortney@k12.sd.us.
SPEECH/LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST starting August 2014. Salary

LONGBRANCH IN PIERRE, SD. We
have lowered the price & will consider contract for deed. Call Russell
Spaid 605-280-1067.
LOG HOMES
DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes,
building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota.
Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig
Connell, 605-264-5650, www.goldeneagleloghomes.com.
OTR DRIVERS
DRIVERS WANTED: CDL, owner
operators, freight from Midwest up
to 48 states, home regularly, newer
equipment, Health, 401K, call
Randy, A&A Express, 800-6583549.
DRIVERS WANTED:
Sign on
bonus! South Central/Midwest regions, must have CDL - excellent
benefits & vacation! Late model
conventionals. Home weekly! Bennett Trucking 800-788-9629 or
brian@bennetttruckinginc.com.