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The official newspaper of Jackson County, South Dakota

includes tax
Volume 106
Number 3
August 2, 2012
News Briefs
JC Hazard Mitigation plan
kickoff meeting, 7:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, August 1 at the
Kadoka Fire Hall.
KCBA meeting Thursday, Au-
gust 2, 12 noon at the H&H
Badlands Cowboys for
Christ Rodeo Bible Camp
starts Monday, August 6, and
will contintue through the 9th
for youth ages 13 through 19.
Questions please call 605-837-
2376 or 605-441-8554.
Summer Reading Program
at the Jackson County Library
on Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. for
children ages 3-6.
Drought in western South
Dakota has accelerated fall cattle
sales, and the state Brand Board
reminds livestock producers that
ownership inspections of cattle,
horses and mules are required be-
fore their sale, slaughter or re-
moval from the Livestock
Ownership Inspection Area, lo-
cated west of the Missouri River.
No one may transport any cattle,
horses or mules from the Livestock
Ownership Inspection area without
an inspection by the Brand Board,
unless the shipper possesses a local
inspection certificate, market clear-
ance document, shippers permit,
convoy certificate, lifetime horse
transportation permit or an annual
horse permit.
A local inspection certificate is
valid for transportation of livestock
out of the inspection area only on
the date issued. A shippers permit
may be acquired up to 48 hours
prior to shipment.
Enforcement checkpoints will be
set up along the border of the Live-
stock Ownership Inspection Area to
check for violations of South
Dakota brand laws.
Livestock being removed from
the ownership inspection area
without authorization may be im-
pounded by any law enforcement
officer until the animals are in-
spected for ownership by an au-
thorized brand inspector.
The penalty for unauthorized re-
moval is a Class 1 misdemeanor,
which carries up to a $2,000 fine, a
maximum of one year in jail, or
To receive a brand inspection,
the shipper must contact a brand
inspector and allow the inspector
ample time to provide it. A ship-
pers permit may be acquired by
calling the Brand Board office.
For more information on how to
acquire brand inspections a ship-
pers permit, call the South Dakota
State Brand Board at (877) 574-
0054 or visit
Ownership inspection
required for all west
river livestock
of the banquet by telling the stu-
dents about his journey to
Afghanistan. Upon returning from
Afghanistan, Daugaard told the
boys of visiting the National Guard
here in South Dakota and thanking
them for their sacrifice in keeping
this great nation great.
Governor Daugaard was not the
only politician that VanderMay had
the pleasure to hear. Senator John
Thune also spoke to the boys and
answered their questions about the
state of our nation. Thune told of
his aspirations to be involved in
politics and emphasized the impor-
tance of character.
He stated, Character is the
qualities and attributes that define
you as a person, and great leaders
understand what it means to
serve. The importance of being in-
volved in community and serving
and leading was emphasized
throughout the five-day conference.
Kwincy Ferguson spent her time
in Vermillion with other girls from
across the state. She had quite a
different experience. She learned
about state government and had
the opportunity to run for different
positions in the government. The
emphasis at Girls State was the ju-
dicial part of government. Fergu-
son was able to take a tour of the
courthouse and the jail in Vermil-
lion, and she participated in sev-
eral mock trials. She enjoyed her
experience greatly.
Girls State was very educa-
tional, stated Ferguson. While I
was at Girls State I learned about
our state government and our city
governments. We were put into
cities while we were there and then
our cities got to have meetings to
learn how our city government
works. We got to run for positions
in our city government. I was a city
council woman and learned what
the city council women do for our
After learning about local city
government and running for differ-
ent positions, Ferguson started
learning about state government.
The girls took tests to tell them
whether they would be able to run
for judicial offices, executive offices,
or legislative offices. Ferguson took
the bar exam so she could go into
the judicial part of our government.
All of this precipitated her partici-
pation in the mock trials at Girls
John Thune also spoke to Fergu-
sons group, talking to them about
the Senate. After Thune finished
his speech, he talked to the girls
about their futures. All of the girls
were granted photo opportunities
with the senator from South
Girls State not only was educa-
tional, but it was very fun. I got to
meet a lot of new kids my age that
were also interested in our govern-
ment, Ferguson commented.
--submitted by Teresa Shuck
Kenar VanderMay and Kwincy
Ferguson embarked on an adven-
ture to learn what they could about
our state government and how it
They were selected as represen-
tatives from Kadoka to attend Boys
State and Girls State from May 28
through June 1.
VanderMay ventured to Pierre,
where he learned about state gov-
ernment and some of the issues fac-
ing the state today. He attended
the Governors Banquet and had
the honor of listening to Governor
Daugaard speak to those in atten-
dance. Daugaard stressed the im-
portance of young people, like
VanderMay and Ferguson, leading
the state in the future. He empha-
sized the strength of human poten-
tial and that talent alone cannot
beat persistence and determina-
tion Daugaard ended his portion
Students share summer experiences
from Girls State and Boys State
Representing Kadoka Kwincy Ferguson (L) and Kenar Van-
derMay were selected to attend Girls State and Boys State by the Kadoka
American Legion and Legion Auxiliary from Post 27 in Kadoka.
--photo by Ronda Dennis
neighbor boy was killed and Jack
was one of the pallbearers. In that
era, the work of the funeral direc-
tor could include being the county
coroner as well as running the am-
bulance. The hearse, actually a
combination unit, converted into
an ambulance when needed.
That is only one way the funeral
home business has changed over
the years. It used to include dig-
ging the graves, making the sur-
face vaults, performing the full
funeral service, then changing
clothes and filling in the grave,
said Jack. Today, there are specific
gravediggers and the vaults are
brought in from suppliers.
The Rushes moved to Chamber-
lain for a short time, where Jacks
duties still included ambulance
work. In 1969, now in the big city
of Sioux City, Iowa, he no longer
had to do the ambulance part or
the cemetery work. In 1977, they
moved to Sioux Falls, where he
worked as a funeral director until
moving to Philip in December
I was 37, and my goal in life
was to own my own funeral home.
I thought, if Im going to work that
many hours, I might as well work
for myself, said Jack. He had pre-
viously held a high school summer
job at the Wall Drug Store. So,
when he heard from a supply sales-
man that the funeral home owned
by W.E. Woody and Ruth Woodall
was for sale, he investigated.
In 1983, the Rushes moved to
Philip to operate the funeral home,
as well as the visitation chapels in
Wall and in Kadoka.
Robert Bob Coyle stayed on
and became Jacks right-hand man.
He was always there and willing
to help, and Sharon, Bobs wife, an-
swered the phone, said Jack.
After Bob died (July 4, 2000),
Gayle came aboard and has worked
faithfully ever since; a real asset to
the funeral home. Someone has to
be able to answer the phones 24/7,
know what is going on and able to
answer questions, said Jack.
Gayle graduated from Mount
Marty College with a degree in so-
cial work. Ive never had a social
work job in my life, but I use social
work every day of my life, said
Gayle. Jacks sister has also come
on board this year to shoulder some
of the office load. Jack joked,
Maybe this place will be a bed and
breakfast; Im going to sleep here
and Gayles going to feed me?
The Rushes have raised three
children, Lisa Moon, Creighton,
Bridgett Stark, Breese, Ill., and
Daniel John (D.J.), Philip. D.J. is
now the second half of the owner-
ship/management of Rush Funeral
I grew up here, in this house,
and around it (the business), so I
knew it was definitely what I did
not want to do! said D.J. Only
after three years in the Army, and
then earning an economics degree
from South Dakota State Univer-
sity, did he consider entering into
the funeral home business. By Jan-
uary 2001, D.J. had completed his
mortuary science degree at the
University of Minnesota and his
apprenticeship in Brookings. His
mortuary graduating class started
with around 30 students, with half
not continuing. The attrition rate
isnt very good, said D.J.
Now, he is part of the business.
You know just about everybody
and its worked out well, most of
the time. The work environment is
okay. There are tough days in
whatever you are doing.
I think it is a good move; more
space, said D.J. When I came
here, I think he (Jack) had one
desk. Now we have three comput-
ers and four printers. We just grew
out of it.
Continued on page 2
--by Del Bartels
The Rush Funeral Homes main
chapel will be moving from 203 W.
Pine Street to 165 East Highway
14, in Philip. The new building
should be completed by this fall.
Gayle and I have lived in a fu-
neral home, or next to one, most of
our married life, said Jack Rush.
This move of the funeral home, and
the conversion of the current site to
a traditional home, will change
that. This was actually built as a
funeral home, but has been added
on to three times, said Rush.
Jack and Gayle met in 1967 and
married in 1968, while Jack was
completing his apprenticeship in
Madison. He had graduated from
the Wisconsin Institute of Mortu-
ary Science in Milwaukee. Origi-
nally, Jack had become interested
in the funeral profession after a
Rush Funeral Home moving to new location
Rush Funeral Home Jack (L), Gayle, Margaret and D.J.
Rush share memories of their business and excitement of moving to a new
location. --photo by Del Bartels
Pauline (Polly) Kujawa
was born to John and
Gertrude Heid on May 27,
1923. She joined one brother
and two sisters.
She attended Cathedral
High School in St. Cloud,
Minn. and later worked as
a phone/switchboard oper-
ator for a transportation
Polly enjoyed boating,
swimming in the lake, roller
skating, playing the accor-
dion and violin, movies and
dances as a young lady.
Polly met Ed Kujawa
when her good friend, Retta
(Eds sister), introduced
them. They were married
November 24, 1949, in Lux-
emburg, Minn.
The Kujawas lived in
Kadoka and he worked for
JF Anderson Lumber Co.,
which they bought in 1961 and renamed to Kadoka Lumber & Supply
Co. The business was sold to Jim and Arlene Kujawa in 1991.
During this time they had six children: Joanne, Jim, Ken, Karen, Rita
and Rhonda. Additions to the family include 12 grandchildren and 15
Polly has been a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church and
taught CCD classes, American Legion Auxiliary, Altar Society, PTA and
helped organize blood drives. She has enjoyed sewing, bridge club and
planting flowers. For over 20 years she walked two or more miles every
morning. And, she made time to go to daily Mass early in the morning
before making breakfast for her family.
Holiday traditions were special for the family, including oyster stew,
chili and apple pie for Christmas Eve, corn flake wreaths and divinity
for Christmas and red velvet cake for Valentines Day.
Pollys children recall that their mom was famous for her homemade
donuts. Often when she made donuts for a bake sale, they would sell be-
fore she walked in the door. She always had fresh homemade baked
goods on the kitchen counter then they came home from school, and she
made special outfits for the children when they were growing up. Polly
not only cooked for her family, but she was a cook at the nursing home
for many years. She was a devoted mother who was home for her chil-
dren and attended sporting events for all six of her children.
Polly and Ed enjoyed many trips, including Florida, Branson, Mo., the
Rose Bowl and travels to Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Phoenix
and Denver visiting her children.
Polly lived in the same house in the southwest corner of Kadoka for
61 years before she became a resident at the Kadoka Nursing Home on
December 14, 2010.
Congratulations, Polly, for being the August Resident of the Month at
the Kadoka Nursing Home.
Kadoka Nursing Home
Resident of the Month
USDA Farm Service Agency
(FSA) State Executive Director
Craig Schaunaman, has an-
nounced that in response to
drought conditions, FSA has au-
thorized emergency haying and
grazing use of Conservation Re-
serve Program (CRP) acres for all
South Dakota counties.
"South Dakota producers inter-
ested in emergency haying and
grazing of CRP must contact their
local FSA offices to obtain approval
to hay or graze CRP," said Schau-
naman. Any approved emergency
haying and grazing of CRP cannot
begin until August 2, 2012, which
is after the end of the primary nest-
ing and brood rearing season in
South Dakota. "Producers will also
need to obtain a modified conserva-
tion plan from the Natural Re-
sources Conservation Service
(NRCS) that includes haying and
grazing requirements," he said.
Under CRP emergency haying
and grazing provisions, haying ac-
tivity may not exceed August 31,
2012, and grazing activity may not
exceed September 30, 2012. The
acreage eligible for emergency hay-
ing and grazing is limited to those
conservation practices eligible
under the emergency release of
CRP for haying and grazing pur-
poses. Currently there are approx-
imately 532,000 acres of CRP
available for emergency haying
and grazing in South Dakota.
There are an additional 19,000
acres of Conservation Practice 25,
Rare and Declining Habitat avail-
able for emergency grazing pur-
poses only. Wetland and farmable
wetland conservation practices are
considered to be environmentally
sensitive; therefore, are not eligible
for emergency haying and grazing.
On July 11, 2012, Secretary Vil-
sack said that the 25 percent CRP
payment reduction will be reduced
to 10 percent for all 2012 emer-
gency haying and grazing authori-
zations in order to provide greater
flexibility to producers in response
to the drought conditions.
Under emergency haying and
grazing provisions, producers are
reminded that the same CRP
acreage cannot be both hayed
and/or grazed at the same time.
For example, if 50 percent of a field
or contiguous field is hayed, the re-
maining unhayed 50 percent can-
not be grazed; it must remain
unhayed and ungrazed for wildlife
habitat purposes.
In an effort to proactively serve
South Dakota farmers and ranch-
ers, the South Dakota Farm Serv-
ice Agency and the South Dakota
Department of Agriculture are en-
couraging producers to utilize the
on-line hay finder services avail-
able via
For more information and to re-
quest approval for emergency hay-
ing and grazing of CRP acres
contact your local FSA office.
USDA authorizes emergency haying and
grazing of CRP acres in South Dakota
KNH Carnival

The Kadoka Nursing Home will
be holding what they hope to call
their first annual carnival on Sun-
day, August 12 from 1-3 p.m. along
the west side of the facility.
The event will be complete fun
for all ages including a number of
games and lots of food.
Included in the carnival will be
a cake walk. The nursing home is
accepting donations for the cake
walk. You may call Ruby or Cathy
at 837-2270.
And, you wont want to miss out
on the dunk tank were nursing
home employees, including Ruby
Sanftner, will be on the board.
This fundraiser is to help raise
money for the resident activities
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1 Thessalonians 5:24
Have you ever felt discouraged about trying to live
the Christian life? If your efforts to make a difference
in the world seem fruitless, a principle about following
Christ could change your outlook.
The Lord served others in love, and His actions had tremendous impact in the world. How was He so
effective? Scripture tells us that Jesus did not speak or act on His own initiative but, rather, depended
upon His Father abiding in Him to do the work (John 14:10). And we are to follow His example.
Yet we often attempt to serve out of our own abilities, intelligence, and reasoning power. Even though
we may pour great effort and long hours into ministry, these alone won't produce fruitfulness, because
we'e not ministering as the Lord intended.
True service is commissioned, empowered, and blessed by God alone. It may be our hands that are
working, but our Father is the One at work. And the glory belongs to Him, not us.
What comfort this should give us! The Lord is not looking for people who are extremely talented. He
will use all who are willing to let His Spirit work through them. And we can be confident that He will
provide all we need in order to do whatever He asks.
Who among us can serve the living God? Truthfully, no one can. Genuine service occurs only when we
allow the Almighty to pour Himself through us; we are mere vessels. Even if the impact is not obvious to
us, we know that God has achieved Hispurpose. And above all, He is glorified.
The Keys to Sucess
Inspiration Point
Monday, August 6
Taco casserole, tossed salad,
chips and salsa, and peaches.
Tuesday, August 7
Oven fried chicken, pasta veg-
etable salad, mixed vegetables,
dinner roll, and apricots.
Wednesday, August 8
Hamburger stroganoff over noo-
dles, green beans, tomato spoon
salad, bread, and pears.
Thursday, August 9
Roast pork, mashed potatoes
and gravy, cooked cabbage, bread,
and applesauce.
Friday, August 10
Chef salad, bread sticks, plums,
and cookies.
Meals for
the Elderly
EverBlest will perform at the
Concordia Lutheran Church at 7
p.m. on Friday, August 3. Their
concert will consist of Christian
choral music - a blend of traditional
and contemporary - as well as ex-
cerpts from Richard Wilsons musi-
cal, He lived the Good Life.
The concert will be performed as
a part of EverBlests tour to the
Colorado Rockies and back this
This is the 25th year of
EverBlest Youth Choir, which is an
interdenominational choir, an out-
reach ministry program of Cam-
bridge Evangelical Lutheran
Church. It has been a vital part of
the youth culture in Cambridge,
welcoming any high school youth
who wish to participate in the mis-
sion of sharing faith and glorifying
Jesus Christ through the gift of
The summer mission tour is an
integral part of the identity of
EverBlest. This years tour, which
is scheduled for August 2-11, will
consist of seven concerts in 10 days
in four states. In previous years,
they have travelled to Mexico,
Canada, Virginia beach, and most
recently, toured New England.
EverBlest Youth
Choir concert
August 3
The latest US Drought Monitor
has most of Jackson County in a
D2 or severe with the north west
rated a D3 or extreme drought.
Jackson has applied for and should
be named as a disaster area by the
USDA Secretary of Ag. Lets look
at what disaster USDA/FSA pro-
grams/options are/or could be
Emergency Loan Program-ad-
ministered by the FSA Farm Loan
Program (FLP) team.
Emergency Conservation Pro-
gram (ECP)-this is for emergency
livestock water (permanent & tem-
porary practices). Currently no
funding for this program but coun-
ties are asking to implement it-
stay tuned with more to follow on
this program.
Non-insured Assistance Pro-
gram (NAP)-pasture, forage crops,
grass hay or most crops not cov-
ered by Federal Crop Insurance
coverage can be covered by NAP
coverage. This coverage is avail-
able from FSA for a nominal fee.
Producers who obtained 12 NAP
coverage by the applicable dead-
lines need to make sure that a
timely Notice of Loss is on file at
the FSA County Office in order to
earn any NAP benefits.
Emergency release of CRP acres
or haying or grazing-this has been
released and certain provisions
apply. Contact the FSA County Of-
fice if you have CRP acres and
wish to hay or graze it under ei-
ther the emergency release or
managed provisions.
As most of you know, Congress
is currently writing another Farm
Bill. Talk is that the Crop Disaster
program or SURE and Livestock
Indemnity Program (LIP or dead
cow) may be again in the bill.
These programs ended October of
2011. We encourage producers to
continue to take pictures of their
dead livestock lost due to adverse
weather and keep on with 3rd
party certifications, for if the LIP
program should come back. Plus
other disaster programs may also
be authorized as a result of this
historic drought affecting an esti-
mated 65% of the country.
Please dont hesitate to call or
stop by your local FSA County Of-
fice if you have any questions
and/or need more information on
these or any programs adminis-
tered by FSA.
Of course, outside of FSA pro-
grams-many producers are inquir-
ing about a Disaster Declaration
because of how livestock sales dur-
ing a natural disaster (drought)
are treated by the IRS. See your
tax professional for more details on
this topic
The Jackson County FSA office
can trace its roots to 1954 when it
was the Jackson/Washabaugh Of-
fice with Muriel Drury at the
helm. My association and friend-
ship began with the next head of
what, by then, was known as the
Agricultural Stabilization Conser-
vation Service or the ASCS office,
Stanton Beef Uhlir. He gave a
new green horn lots of good ad-
vice. Then came Steven Olson,
Marcia Bunger and Brian Stewart
as what is known as the County
Executive Directors or CED of the
office. All became good friends and
it was my turn to give some advice
and get info/advice from the
county we always considered our
good neighbor to the north. Then
it was my pleasure and also sad
duty to be Jackson Countys last
acting CED.
On Tuesday, July 24 an open
house was held to honor, thank
and say good bye to the last two
full-time employees of the Jackson
County FSA Office. Colleen Peter-
son has over 24 years of service to
then ASCS and now, FSA. She will
be heading to the Haakon County
FSA in Philip. Stevie Uhlir has
over 23 years of service and will be
going to the Jones County FSA in
Murdo. In what was truly proof of
the appreciation of their dedicated
service to the producers, land own-
ers, other Jackson County cus-
tomers, our sister agency-NRCS
and business associates, the
turnout for this send off was really
impressivethe town, the county,
turned out in force to show their
gratitude for the outstanding serv-
ice Colleen and Stevie have pro-
vided over the years. I know both
Stevie and Colleen appreciate the
many cards, flowers, gifts and
words of encouragement given to
them by a grateful community,
county residents and friends.
Friday, July 27 was the last day
that the Jackson County FSA at
Kadoka was open to serve its pro-
ducers and customers.Haakon
County in Philip is where the files
are going. In most cases producers
can choose to transfer to their
choice of any convenient FSA office
for the next crop year.
Many asked why and we were
told budget cuts and government
belt tightening were the reasons
to consolidate some FSA County
offices. All I know for sure is that
Kadoka and Jackson County will
truly miss this Main Street fixture
and its staff
Jackson County FSA
Michael Goetzinger, County Executive Director
pre-planning and other more mod-
ern aspects of funeral homes.
School student visits now occur,
with funeral directors teaching stu-
dents the different aspects of death
and dying. The Rush Funeral
Home website, www.rushfuneral-
home. com, addresses the cost of a
funeral, which includes the six per-
cent sales tax for materials and
services. The site explains what fu-
neral directors do, different aspects
and options of funeral arrange-
ments, and how the directors can
help the family.
The new building will eventually
be 4,917 square feet, with a 36x36
garage. It will be Occupational
Safety and Health Administration
compliant; including the air ex-
change unit in the embalming
room set to exchange the air 14
times per hour. The layout of the
viewing room will be for easier vis-
iting of the attendees. Actual fu-
neral services will still be held in
churches or other family chosen
Were only assuming by more
room, D.J. can do his mass commu-
nication, website, videos ... he can
do more. That is where the funeral
home business is changing. You
have to be capable of supplying
both the old and the new. We are
here to do what a family wants and
when they want it, said Jack
Continued from front page
D.J. believes the best thing
about the funeral home business is
the process. You probably know
the family. The next four to five
days you are with them, you see
the way they process grief. They
are healing. You hope youve been a
little part of that. Maybe thats why
you do it.
The worst thing is personal
scheduling. You cant schedule any-
thing, family vacations, etc., it
doesnt matter, said D.J.
Jack said, One thing I didnt
want to do was be tied down like on
the dairy farm I grew up on. We
had to be there every morning and
every evening. This is totally differ-
ent; we being a family owned and
operated business we are 24/7.
Weve survived from 1967 to today,
45 years of the funeral business. It
has been a great move coming to
western South Dakota and we have
no regrets.
The new location was once the
Park-Inn Cafe and gas station, be-
fore it became a Kingdom Hall of
the Jehovah Witnesses. When it
was a cafe, I used to go up there
and have coffee every day, said
Jack. Today, the public opinion of
the funeral home business is lean-
ing away from being unapproached
until needed. Now coming in can
include coffee while people discuss
Rush Funeral Home to move to new location
On July 13, 2012, the Environ-
mental Protection Agency (EPA)
withdrew its proposed Clean Water
Act (CWA) Section 308 CAFO (Con-
centrated Animal Feeding Opera-
tions) Reporting Rule. The
proposed rule was the result of an
out-of-court settlement agreement
between EPA and environmental
activists and would have required
all cattle operations meeting the
regulatory definition of a CAFO to
report a long list of information
about their operations to EPA, in-
cluding the precise type and loca-
tion of the livestock operation.
EPA planned to place the informa-
tion gathered on the agencys web-
site in a searchable database.
The South Dakota Cattlemens
Association (SDCA) voiced concern,
fearing extremists could access the
information with the intent to do
harm to individual cattle opera-
tions or the nations food system.
Bryan Nagel, a cattle feeder
from Avon and chairman of the
South Dakota Cattlemens Associa-
tions Cattle Feeder Council stated,
This move by EPA is a victory for
cattlemen and illustrates the im-
portance of the beef cattle commu-
nity working together to educate
government officials. The impor-
tance of cattlemen engaging in the
regulatory process and voicing your
concerns is most evident in this
type of win.
Results like this verify the ben-
efit of membership in organizations
such as SDCA and the National
Cattlemens Beef Association. The
collective voices of cattlemen from
across the state and nation were
heard, preventing overreaching
regulation and quieting the ex-
tremists looking to harm livestock
producers, stated Todd Wilkinson,
Second Vice President of SDCA and
a cattle feeder from De Smet.
In comments on the propose
rule, SDCA pointed out regulatory
agencies such as the South Dakota
Department of Environment and
Natural Resources already collect
and monitor CAFOs through their
permitting process and encouraged
EPA to seek existing data sources
to meet the goals of the proposed
rule. In withdrawing the rule, EPA
noted they will gather and evaluate
information on CAFOs obtained
from already established relation-
ships with states and federal part-
South Dakota Cattlemen Association (SDCA) applauds
the withdrawal of proposed livestock reporting rule
Jeffrey Zimprich, State Conser-
vationist, of USDAs Natural Re-
sources Conservation Service,
Huron, says field offices around the
state are ready to provide informa-
tion and assistance to farmers hit
hard by the drought. NRCS admin-
isters a number of Farm Bill pro-
grams that provide technical and
financial assistance to farmers and
ranchers to install conservation
Zimprich said, The prolonged
and extreme heat temperatures
coupled with lack of rain is creating
situations in some areas of South
Dakota where some producers may
be forced to make critical changes
to their operation. The South
Dakota Governors Drought Task
Force web site is an excellent re-
NRCS is also encouraging produc-
ers seeking advice to contact their
district conservationist at the local
field office.
The NRCS, along with many
agencies, are working to help pro-
ducers with their present drought-
related crop and livestock
production needs, the agencies
strength is in working with the pro-
ducers to cooperatively identify the
conservation practices and man-
agement that will minimize the ef-
fects of future droughts. NRCS
has a lot we can offer producers
technically, but at this time of the
year, there is not a lot of financial
assistance, says Zimprich. The fi-
nancial assistance funds have been
obligated for this fiscal year 2012.
National funding at the present
time is being targeted toward the
hardest hit drought areas across
the Nation. He explains, Financial
funding may become available
after October 1, 2012 depending on
the passage on a new Farm Bill.
While the weather situation
and soil conditions are similar to
the 1930s, says Zimprich, farm-
ers and ranchers may be, in gen-
eral, better coping with the drought
because of the lessons we learned
from the Dust Bowl. Now, produc-
ers using conservation practices
have their natural resources in a
better condition than 75 years ago.
Crop residue management helps
prevent precipitation loss by reduc-
ing runoff and soil temperatures
and evaporation. Ponds, pipelines
and tanks can help distribute
water to where forage is located.
Grazing plans and fencing can
manage livestock grazing to keep
forage plants healthy and deep
rooted to maximize plant survival
and productivity. Cover crops can
improve soil health to improve
water storage in the soil profile as
well as provide additional grazing.
Livestock producers have been
especially hard hit and NRCS has
grazing specialists that provide
suggestions about range and pas-
ture management and options and
consideration for forage and water
management. Zimprich says, Its
important for producers to have a
backup plan such as deferred or ro-
tational grazing, alternative water
sources, combining herds, reducing
livestock numbers, etc.
Producers with conservation
contracts with the agency who can-
not meet established practice in-
stallation deadlines will have some
flexibility in meeting their obliga-
tions, said Zimprich. Zimprich
suggests that producers go over
their contracts with their district
conservationist to determine if
practice implantation schedules
need to be modified. Some pro-
grams allow for practice substitu-
tion or rescheduling of installation
dates. He adds, Assistance is also
available for those farmers that
have established practices which
have failed because of drought.
NRCS encourages farmers that
are considering installing any engi-
neered practices (such as dams,
grassed waterways, water and sed-
iment control basins) to also con-
sider resource conditions before
construction. These practices cost
a lot of money and we dont want to
see them fail. One of the biggest
concerns is a lack of soil moisture
that would prohibit proper com-
paction. NRCS can advise
landowners and contractors on op-
timum moisture levels to achieve
the best outcome.
Farmers and ranchers with
water, land or crop management
concerns can get help from NRCS
through the development of a con-
servation plan. The Environmental
Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
has continuous signup. Zimprich
encourages farmers and ranchers
to come in to their local office for
ideas and future options for recov-
ering from the drought. It also
helps us, he says, to get an idea of
the needs out on the South Dakota
landscape so we can be ready if and
when conservation program fund-
ing becomes available. Conserva-
tion plans can include drought
planning and are free. Being pre-
pared helps producers to continue
operations even in the most severe
conditions. Contact the NRCS staff
in your local USDA Service Center
for information about mitigating
drought damage and specific Farm
Bill programs.
Natural Resources drought assitance
available for farmers/ranchers
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Are you on cordial terms with
your bathroom scale, or do you per-
haps have a love/hate relation-
ship? If youre like me, you cast a
friendly glance at your scale on
those days it says youve lost a
pound or two. On other days, it
might get cussed at for reminding
you that you still weigh too much
(or too little in a few cases.)
This is not to say that the scale
is anyway at fault for just telling
the truth. It is, however, easier to
cuss the weight-measurement de-
vice than to adjust the eating
habits that are adding poundage to
your frame. Nevertheless, I still
check my weight fairly often since
I dont want to turn into a com-
plete blimp. If the reading is ad-
verse, I leave the chocolate and ice
cream alone and try not to overeat
at all and certainly not on those
things like chips and fries that
have way too much grease. Some-
times Im successful in lowering
my intake, and sometimes I just
maintain the status quo. Ive been
doing fairly well of late and have
actually lost a pound or two, but
vigilance is the key and sometimes
Im not very vigilant.
Mirrors can be similar to scales
in that, in most cases, they insist
on telling the truth. This is dis-
gusting. Why cant they lie a little
once in a while? Do they really
have to state so clearly that your
hair is a mess, you need a shave,
and your eyebrows have gone all
bushy again? I dont always want
to know those things or take steps
to improve my appearance.
Then we come to thermometers.
Ours have been reading over a
hundred degrees this summer on
far too many days. Those temper-
atures are for people who live quite
a bit farther south like in Texas,
Arizona, etc. We arent used to that
much heat for very long. Sure, we
always have a few days over a
hundred every summer and often
close to the fourth of July, but they
usually dont just go on and on like
they have recently. This last win-
ter, the thermometers were fairly
kind and seldom showed temps
below zero. That is just fine, but
this hot stuff is for the birds.
Adding machines have been
known to raise my blood pressure,
too, when they indicate that my ac-
counts are out of balance. They
may say Im off three cents, three
dollars, or three-thousand, but the
result is the same. Im going to
have to go back and find the mis-
take. I normally use a system that
checks things as I go, but I still
sometime come up with problems.
It might be Ive written a one like
a seven or vice versa. Other times
my eights look like threes. I try to
write clearly and precisely, but er-
rors are still going to occasionally
creep in.
Neither are cell phones a com-
plete delight. They have been
known to receive calls that youd
rather not take. People might dial
your number and try to talk you
into doing things you dont want to
do, or give time or money you dont
want to spare. Particularly dis-
tressing are calls trying to sell you
stuff or enlist your support of some
charity that you somehow distrust
or dont care about. Political mes-
sages may be the worst although
many of those are recorded ones
that you can hang up on without
There are even those days when
you strongly feel like picking up
your computer and simply tossing
it out the door. It is being difficult
and not doing at all what you want
it to do. You may have to fiddle for
hours getting the dumb thing
working right or even haul it off to
the repair shop. Occasionally all
you can do is go out and buy a new
one since the old one is completely
nuts and will no longer do much of
anything useful.
But back to scales. My mother
had one she would never let us re-
place. It weighed her about five to
ten pounds light, which was much
to her liking. She knew it was
lying to her, but she didnt care. No
one was to run off with her favorite
scale, and I think it is still sitting
around her old house although
shes been gone for over a decade
now. You just never know when
you might need a scale that weighs
Incidentally, a lot of people dont
go to church or read the Bible be-
cause either thing might indicate
that adjustments need to be made.
Sometimes we simply do not want
to change although basically we
know we should and would be bet-
ter off if we did. On the whole,
however, we need to know the
truth about our weight, our ap-
pearance, and our lifestyle. It is
not a good idea to shoot the mes-
senger, as it were. Were usually
better off swallowing the truth and
going forward with fixing what-
ever needs it.
Right now, though, Im heading
off to bed. Im not going to weigh
myself first or look in the mirror.
Im tired, and those things will just
have to wait until tomorrow when
Im rested and can deal with un-
welcome information. Then well
see what needs to be done and give
it a shot.
Love-Hate Relationships
Lookin Around
by Syd Iwan
Frank Carlson didnt win a
ranch rodeo this week like he and
his crew did last week. He did,
however, come in third in break-
away roping at the Wanblee rodeo
which was combined with a fair,
pow wow and horse race. He was
also in the horse race but said his
horse was too slow compared to the
opposition. Frank went to the event
with Toni, son Sage, and his uncle,
James Carlson. Frank said Sage
was given his Lakota name and
seemed to be having a really good
Betty Kusick was visited by Joe
Livermont on Saturday. They
played quite a bit of cribbage. Ear-
lier in the week, Betty went to
Rapid City with Loretta and
Lawrence Schreiber of Quinn.
Betty kept a doctor appointment,
and then they went out to view the
house their daughter/sister, Kathy,
and her husband had just pur-
chased in Hermosa. Hermosa is
about fifteen miles south of Rapid.
The house was quite nice. Back at
home, Betty hasnt been doing
much fishing lately since its been
too hot. She has been watering her
pots of cucumbers and tomatoes
every day and enjoying the cucum-
bers. The tomatoes, alas, are slow
to ripen although she did pick a cu-
cumber off the tomato vines this
week since a vine had snuck in
there and grown a cuc. Betty said
that one day her yard was full of
blackbirds. A flock had landed
there and was eating some of the
grasshoppers, which was fine. They
wouldnt be missed.
John Addison participated in the
rodeo at Deadwood on Friday. He
rode in the bareback event as usual
but didnt have much luck this
week. On Tuesday of this coming
week, John and Samanthas son,
Koye, will have surgery in Sioux
Falls to remove a lump on his back.
It doesnt appear to be a serious
thing, but the doctors say it should
come off. Koye was born on April
10 of last year so is a little over a
year old.
Bunny Greens foot is healing
enough now that she can step on it
some without a lot of pain. You
might remember that she stepped
on a toothpick last week and drove
it quite a ways into her foot.
Cheryll Wells has been nursing her
some and helping with soaking the
foot, etc. On Saturday, Bunny was
disappointed to learn that Jeanette
Scarborough and her daughter,
Jackie, and a friend had stopped to
visit. Unfortunately, Bunny was in
the shower, the dog was barking,
the fans were running, and she did
not hear the knock. Jeanette and
company are from Rapid City and
had been to visit Charles Willert in
Kadoka. On Sunday, Larry
Grimme came by for a short visit.
Chuck and Merry Willard drove
to Timber Lake on Saturday to
take in the 40th reunion of their
high-school class. There were forty
in their class, four have died, and
eighteen were at the reunion which
was about half of the surviving
members. The affair was held in a
tent on Main Street, and they basi-
cally had quite a good time. Merry
was a little disappointed that one
classmate she went to country
grade school with wasnt able to
come. Saturday evening, they
stayed overnight with Merrys folks
in Mobridge. On the way home on
Sunday, they visited two of Merrys
brothers over by Trail City. Back at
home, daughter Niki Kleinsasser
came on Friday evening and
watched over things while her folks
were gone. She mowed and wa-
tered, fed the bucket calf, tended
the chickens and did whatever else
needed doing. Chuck and Merry
have been and will be getting ready
for Rodeo Bible Camp which will be
held in Kadoka next week.
Nancy Schofield continues to
spend quite a bit of her time work-
ing at 1880 Town. This week she
worked on scraping old paint off a
house there and repainting. In Au-
gust, it looks like Joy Dolezal and
she will be back to taking tickets
since the helpers who are doing
that now have to leave. At home,
Kirby Schofield and John Dolezal
are attempting to build a deer-
proof fence around the garden since
the deer tend to wander through,
bite off green tomatoes and then
spit them out. Nancy says they
have two large tomatoes in pots on
the deck. One is acting normally in
producing fruit, but the other one
is a large good-looking plant that to
date hasnt bothered to have any
blossoms so it cant set on fruit. As
a result, it doesnt appear to be
worth much except to provide
Delores Bonenberger said they
were through with haying now and
on to odd jobs of fixing fence and
whatever needs work. The hay crop
was not extensive this year with
only one cutting, but they are glad
for the one.
Jim Willert said he has been try-
ing to get most of his work done in
the mornings of late to avoid the
heat. Son Jeff continues to roam
the country participating in rodeos.
He didnt ride at Deadwood this
year but has been lots of other
places. He is expected home a few
days this week before heading back
Jo Rodgers spent time working
at the Parmalee and St. Francis
post offices this week. She has been
helping to get things set up with
new staff after others have retired.
The Presho post office is on the
agenda for this coming week and
probably a day or two at Murdo
where she is actually the postmas-
ter. This weekend, Jory Rodgers
went camping near Chamberlain
with a group put together by his
aunt, Diana Coller. He came home
rosy with a bit of sunburn. Next
weekend on Saturday the 4th, a
bunch of local families are getting
together to hold a rummage sale at
JRs there in Belvidere.
The South Dakota Board of Ed-
ucation received updates Monday
during its regularly scheduled
meeting on two online programs
that create rigor and relevance for
high school students.
The South Dakota Virtual
School provides expanded course
offering to students through online
studies. It gives students the op-
portunity to take more Advanced
Placement courses, study highly
specialized subjects, or receive tai-
lored remedial instruction.
In 2011-2012, 133 public school
districts and school systems partic-
ipated in South Dakota Virtual
School. Thats up from 88 just three
years ago. More than 2,900 full- or
part-time students in grades 6-12
use the system, for a total of 3,822
semester registrations.
Especially in many of the
smaller districts in the state,
schools may not be able to pay a
full-time teacher in advanced or
highly specialized subjects, said
curriculum specialist Erin Larsen.
The South Dakota Virtual School
gives students those same opportu-
nities, increasing the rigor and rel-
evance of their high school
Currently, there are 364 semes-
ter course offerings through South
Dakota Virtual School, with 24 AP
courses and 82 credit recovery
courses. In the future, the virtual
school will expand to offer more
courses at the middle-school level.
Another program, South Dakota
MyLife, is an online career devel-
opment tool that encourages stu-
dents to explore careers through
interest inventories and skills as-
sessments. Students can then re-
search careers they are matched
with and save that data to their on-
line portfolios. With that knowl-
edge, they can use their profiles to
plan their academic programs and
track their goals.
SDMyLife usage is really high
right now, said Tiffany Sanderson,
career and technical education ad-
ministrator in the Department of
Education. Overall usage has been
steadily climbing since we intro-
duced the site four years ago. Its a
good indication that students have
access to the resources they need
for success in high school and
preparation for life after 12th
Completion of the online interest
inventories has allowed the states
education analysts to compare stu-
dent interest data with workforce
needs so teachers and counselors
can educate students regarding rel-
evant opportunities in South
Dakota. In a related study, it was
discovered that students complet-
ing career and technical education
programs graduated and continued
to the postsecondary level at a
higher rate than the average stu-
dent population.
Online programs helping high school students succeed
South Dakota's dry spring and
hot, dry summer conditions are
leading to severe stress for many of
the state's trees and shrubs, ac-
cording to John Ball, SDSU Exten-
sion Forester and Forest Health
Specialist for the South Dakota De-
partment of Agriculture.
"The most common symptom of
moisture stress is leaves turning a
lighter green than is typical for the
species. Affected leaves are also
showing brown and crisp margins,
with browning often occurring be-
tween the leaf veins," Ball said.
In current drought conditions,
evergreen foliage on drought-
stressed trees, particularly
seedlings, is turning yellow to al-
most purple at the tips of the nee-
dles. Some of the older needles,
which were formed three to five
years ago, on drought-stressed
trees are beginning to drop prema-
"There is not much that can be
done at this time other than water,"
Ball said. "This is particularly im-
portant for new plantings, whether
they are seedlings in a new wind-
break or a tree just planted in a
He says a seedling is going to
need between a pint and a quart of
water per day, while a newly
planted tree will need about 2 to 3
gallons per day at this time.
"Most young tree belts are prob-
ably not receiving anywhere close
to this amount and I suspect there
will be a lot of replanting next
spring," he said.
Ball says established trees will
not need daily watering, but still
require weekly watering to survive
this dry, hot summer. A 2-inch di-
ameter tree, as measured at 6-
inches above the ground, should be
receiving about 20 gallons of water
a week.
"This is best-applied slowly with
a soaker hose placed near the tree,"
he said. "Tree roots typically extend
out as far as the tree is tall, but the
critical watering zone is a distance
out about two-thirds the height."
Watering suggestions for
drought-stressed trees
Life! We have been together
Through pleasant and cloudy
Tis, hard to part when friends
are dear,
Perhaps twill cost a sigh, a tear.
Anna Barbauld
Monday and Tuesday evenings,
June Rings grandson, Matthew,
was an overnight guest at Bruce
and Jessie Ring home. Wednesday,
June Ring and grandchildren,
Matthew and Stephanie, took
their branding iron and were part
in the branding party at the Mel-
lette County Museum in White
Early Tuesday morning, the
James Letelliers went to Philip.
Marjorie Anne enjoyed breakfast
with Ellen Totton at the nursing
home while James kept an appoint-
It has been a welcome of relief to
everyone to have the fires on the
Rosebud and our surrounding
under control. We appreciate the
hard-working crews near and far
we are enjoying clear skies and
fresh air. We were almost smoth-
ered with smoke and hazy skies for
a few days last week; the cooler
temperatures are more than wel-
Gale and JoAnne Letellier and
Gary visited in the Bill Letellier
home on Tuesday.
Wednesday, the Jason Burma
family traveled to Platte and vis-
ited the Grandpa and Grandma
Harry and Ruth Burma.
Jade Burma was among the
many area youth attending a base-
ball clinic in Rosebud all day Fri-
day. Beaver was not feeling well so
he ended up going to a different
kind of clinic. He is much better
Sunday morning guests of Max-
ine Allard were her son, Stan, and
grandson, Patrick, of Rapid City.
The guys spent the day doing er-
rands like fixing fence, etc. for
Maxine. They also took back the
motorcycles for the hill climb at the
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally coming up
Saturday and Sunday the James
Letelliers joined all the rest of their
family at the Jensen reunion held
in Custer State Park in the Black
Hills. The main event was a ban-
quet held in the White Buffalo
Room at Blue Bell Lodge. Family
members came from California to
Texas and all points in between.
The Danish cousins kept in touch
with e-mail. It was almost like they
were there because they could even
see us! Marjories sister, Karen,
and Gary Price of Maurine and Lu-
Anne and Paul Beckwith of Pierre
were given surprise anniversary
celebrations. The Prices fortieth
and Beckwiths twenty-fifth. Sue
Larson had also put together a
power point on the Dexheimer
branch of the Jensen family tree as
part of the evening program.
Throughout the weekend Olympic
style competitions were held and
we came home with our share of
medals. The fun weekend was
topped off with a Jensen baseball
game behind the State Game
Lodge. Erica Beckwith of Omaha is
the only one of the James Letellier
family not able to attend. My
grandfather, JP Jensen, had often
said, My roots are in Denmark,
but I blossomed in America and he
certainly did.
The little league baseball teams
in Parmelee and Norris are very
grateful to Robbie Jacobson and
the First Baptist Church in Sioux
Falls for the big load of equipment
she sent our way. It included every-
thing from bases to bats and every-
thing in between, enough for four
teams. We truly appreciate Joe
Kary, too, and for letting us know
it was available and keeping it at
the store. Joe sure has the right
connections to benefit the kids.
Folks will be surprised to see a
new face behind the Norris Post Of-
fice window from now on as our
faithful Postmaster Carol Fergu-
son retired this week after twenty-
seven and a half years with the
United States Postal Service. Carol
served most of that time in her
hometown of Norris.
Carol Ferguson began working
for the postal department under
her uncle, Bob Totton, serving as
his replacement in Norris. It was
then she first began handing out
candy to the little ones, who tagged
along to get the mail, just like Bob
Totton. She was also Officer in
Charge, a temporary position in
Kadoka, Martin, Rosebud and for
almost a year in Mission.
Carol was sworn in as Norris
Postmaster January 18, 1985, and
served until 1995 after the retire-
ment of her Uncle Bob. Carol was
appointed Postmaster at Rosebud
in 1995 and served there until
2001. When the Norris Post Office
became available in 2001 Carol
made the difficult decision of
rather to serve in a lower level Post
Office and be close to home; so she
returned to Norris for the last
eleven years of her postal service
Carol Ferguson has many pre-
cious memories while serving the
people in the different communi-
ties. The first post office in 1985
was located south of the pool hall
building and had no water. Post of-
fice boxes had combination locks
and windows so folks would walk
in peak through the window before
getting their mail. In the old Norris
Post Office was an oil burner that
had to be lit every day before get-
ting rid of the winter chill. There a
couple chairs that were setting
around in the back room and local
people would come in and chat and
get the latest news. Oh, if those
walls could talk! First carriers on
the route were Danny and Sid Ad-
dison. Gail Berry was the postmas-
ter relief in 1985.
In July of 1986 a new modular
trailer was moved across the street
to served as the Norris Post Of-
fice, complete with water, lawn and
Carol has memories of spending
stormy winter nights in the back-
room at the Rosebud Post Office
and sleeping on an army cot with a
sleeping bag. Kind folks would
often come by the back door with a
hot plate of food. She purchased a
Yugo (a very small car made in Yu-
goslavia that had gone out of pro-
duction) which got 46 mpg. Carol
says, It made good mileage, but
often left me walking because it
had a very small gas tank and the
gauge was broken.
Carol Ferguson will go down in
history as one of many postmasters
we have had over the century, be-
ginning with P.H. Putnam in 1909.
Our heartfelt appreciation to Carol
for her loyal service to this little
community she calls home. At the
retirement of the postmaster, we
only hope it doesnt mean the loss
of the post office, too. Susan Taft
will be serving as Officer in Charge
at the Norris Post Office.
Have a great week!
After 27
2 years of serv-
ing as postmaster, Carol Ferguson
has retired from the Norris Post
Shown above is Carol Ferguson
when she was sworn in as Norris
Postmaster on January 18, 1985,
by Marion T. Pulliam, Sectional
Center Manager/Postmaster of
Rapid City. Also witnessing the ce-
ramony was was her husband, Ed,
and family.
At right, Carol takes a moment in
the lobby of the Norris Post Office
on her final day.
--courtsey photos
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Local News
Sydne Lenox Robyn Jones
The Alex Livermont property in
Kadoka, SD, will be offered for sale
by bids until August 6, 2012.
For more information contact Linda Stoddard,
24305 SD Hwy 44, Norris, SD 57560
or call 605-462-6120 or cell 605-685-8002.
The seller reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
Elizabeth 15
Rosemary 12
daughters of
Suzanne Hoon
Zachary 4 Adalynn 2
children of
Kim Lechette
& Steve Varner
Kaylee 4
daughter of
Robin Rath
& Kevin Kusick
Jack 6 wks
son of
Paul & Maribeth Roghair
Jade 9 Jerrett 4
children of
Barry & Heather
Lincoln 6 Landyn 4
children of
Jamie Brown
& Brian Koehn
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Badlands National will hold its
first Badlands Astronomy Festival,
August 17-19 in conjunction with
the South Dakota Space Grant
Consortiums annual Space Days
2012. All events will be in the area
around the Ben Reifel Visitor Cen-
ter. Activities will focus on the
night sky as a resource of the park.
Guest speakers will include
keynote speaker, NASA Astronaut
Story Musgrave; The City Dark
filmmaker, Ian Cheney; Mercury
MESSENGER Mission Project
Manager, Mark Kochte; DUSEL
Nuclear Physicist, Dr. Peggy Nor-
ris; videographer,
Randy Halverson, Bryce Canyon
Dark Ranger, Kevin Poe, author
and musician, Dr. Fiorella Terenzi.
We will also include family-
friendly, hands-on activities for the
public. Some of the workshops
available will be: model rocket
building and launching, sponsored
by the Interior, SD Volunteer Fire
Department, Milky Way photogra-
phy, cosmic ray detection, solar and
night sky observation. We will have
two portable planetariums with
shows running continuously during
the Festival, a book-signing by au-
thor and conservation advocate,
Audrey Peterman in the BNHA
bookstore and a special showing of
the colors by the Civil Air Patrol
Amateur astronomers from
around the country are planning to
attend this event offering visitors a
chance to enjoy and experience an
amazing and often overlooked
South Dakota treasure; a truly
dark, night sky.
This event is made possible
through funding from Badlands
Natural History Association
(BNHA), Friends of the Badlands,
the National Park Foundation,
Sioux Empire Astronomy, South
Dakota Space Grant Consortium,
the Journey Museum, SD Discov-
ery Center, the Interior Volunteer
Fire Department, the South
Dakota School of Mines and Tech-
nology, Bryce Canyon National
Park, Minuteman Missile National
Historic Site and Badlands Na-
tional Park. Our BNHA bookstore,
located in the Ben Reifel Visitor
Center will have festival-themed
items. You can also check them out
Dont miss the opportunity to
visit Minuteman Missile National
Historic Site on this visit as well.
Minuteman Missile will offer tours
of its Delta-1 Launch Control Cen-
ter daily at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00
p.m. Missile silo Delta-9 (I-90, Exit
116) is also open to the public daily
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour tickets
are given out on a first come, first
served basis by coming to the Visi-
tor Center, located in Cactus Flat,
also off I-90 at Exit 131, adjacent to
the Conoco gas station. If you have
any questions about the Badlands
Astronomy Festival, or would like
more information about the park,
please call 605-433-5361, visit ,and
For information on lodging and
camping in the park, refer to Cedar
Pass Lodge at www.cedarpass-
For more information see
h t t p : / / www. n p s . g o v / b a d l ,, or follow
us on Twitter @BadlandsEdu, and
@Badlands_Ranger, or on Facebook
at Friends of the Badlands, and
Minuteman Missile NHS.
BNP to host Astronomy Festival
This years 60th Annual Mem-
bership Meeting of Golden West
Telecommunications Cooperative
scheduled for Saturday, September
22 in Wall, SD will find the terms
of four directors expiring on the Co-
operatives 15-member board of di-
Terms expiring this year include
Rod Renner of Wall, Lee Briggs of
Midland, Harold Wyatt of Hot
Springs and Jeff Nielson of Canis-
tota. Members residing in those
districts who qualify under the by-
laws of the Cooperative, including
the incumbent directors, may run
for the expiring term by circulating
and returning an official nominat-
ing petition to the Golden West
business office in Wall, Dell Rapids,
Hartford, Hot Springs or Mission
by Thursday, August 23.
A special notice further detailing
the nominating process was mailed
to each member in the affected dis-
tricts. Those interested in running
for the Board can pick up a petition
from any of the offices or by calling
1-855-888-7777 to have a packet
mailed. Each petition packet will
include the official nominating pe-
tition, a map of the director dis-
tricts and information explaining
the responsibilities of a board
Four director
terms to expire
at Golden Wests
annual meeting
Kadoka Nursing Home
Sun., August 12 1 - 3 p.m.
west side of nursing home
WDunk Tank
Dunk your favorite KNH Employee
Fundraiser for the resident activities account.
Cake walk donations will be
accepted. Call Ruby or Cathy

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Snow Cones Popcorn
WDuck Matching Game
WInflatable Castle
WFish Pond
W Cake Walk
Jim Huffman of Hill City came
to Kadoka on Friday, July 20, and
went with his son and wife, Tim
and Carmen Huffman, to Madison
to visit with Keith Huffman. On
Saturday they all drove to Fair-
mont, MN, where they attended
the wedding of Jims granddaugh-
ter. Curtis and Casey Huffman of
Wessington Springs were also pres-
ent for the wedding. All returned to
their homes the next day.
Veryl Prokop recently drove to
Billings, MT, where he joined a
tour group for a bus trip to the Cal-
gary Stampede in Canada. Veryl
said that the days spent there were
filled with stage shows, rodeos,
dances, chuckwagon races and
huge crowds that were kept very
busy. Six residents of Philip were
also on the tour, among the eleven
South Dakotans going on the trip.
They did have some trouble getting
back across the border into the
United States as someones medical
device set off an alarm, but all ar-
rived home on July 17, with won-
derful memories of a great trip.
Jim and Robyn Jones and her
parents, Ray and Florence Osburn,
of Valentine, NE, spent the week-
end visiting Tyler, Michael, Kylie
and Kelton at Oglala.
Dell Struble, brother of Les
Struble, died at his home in Belle
Fourche from complications of can-
cer on Wednesday, July 25. Dells
visitation will be on Wednesday,
August 1 at the Kline Funeral
Chapel and funeral services will be
at 10 a.m. August 2 in Belle
Fourche. Sympathy is extended to
his family.
Suzanne Hoon and two daugh-
ters left last Monday for a trip to
Gillette, WY, where they visited an
uncle of the girls and Suzannes sis-
ter, Angie Bertalot. While there
they did some jet skiing which was
a lot of fun. They returned home on
Rodger Prang, son of Kieth and
Nona Prang, and his brother-in-
law, Jim Kuhn, both of Spokane,
WA, came to Kadoka on Wednes-
day of last week and spent a few
days visiting with the Prangs and
at the Frying Pan Ranch south of
Kadoka before leaving for their
Washington homes. They had been
on business in Jamestown, ND, be-
fore coming to Kadoka.
Among the relatives attending
the graveside rites for Odetta
Miller in Ainsworth, NE, on Mon-
day, July 23 were Larry and Jan
Miller and their daughters and
families, Sheila and Shelly; Wanda
Swan, Lila and Bruce Whidby and
a grandson and granddaughter of
Philip; Lois Lurz of Hot Springs
and her daughter, Barbara of
Custer, and Lola and Ronnie Hulce
of Philip. All enjoyed a lunch later
at the church where Odetta at-
tended. The relatives had some dif-
ficulty getting to Ainsworth due to
the huge prairie fire that burned
several thousand acres near there.
Some of the Swan relatives living
there had to leave their home for a
short time.
Athene (Uhlir) and Del Eberlein
of Eau Claire, WI, stayed overnight
in Kadoka on Saturday and visited
with Hellen and Vernon Uhlir
while here. They had attended
Dels 50th college reunion and gone
to the Black Hills for a few days.
They left for home on Sunday.
Athene was a 1959 graduate of
Lynda and Michael Vigus, John
Vigus and son, Julian, spent Satur-
day night at the home of Sydne
Lenox. Lynda, John and Julian
were returning from a trip to Ore-
gon and had an accident near
Gillette, WY, on the way home.
Michael drove to pick them up and
they continued to their Freeman
home Sunday morning. Luckily no
one was injured, but the car was
not driveable. Lynda is the daugh-
ter of Butch Parkinson of Irene.
Pat and Boyd Porch returned
home on July 24 after a trip to
Alaska. They left on July 8 and
went to Vancouver, BC, where they
boarded a cruise ship that took
them to Whittier, Alaska. From
there they rented a car and drove
to several cities in the state. They
had a wonderful and beautiful trip
to the most northern state in the
Heather and Patrick Solon are
We survived the state survey for
another year! State inspectors were
here a couple of weeks ago and it is
always an added incentive to dot
all i's and cross all t's. We did very
well! In celebration, the staff was
treated to a special luncheon this
week as we reviewed the fine
points made by the surveyors.
Paulette and Rick Wilmarth fre-
quently spent time with Alice
Lova Bushnell stopped in on
Saturday to visit many of the resi-
dents and to join in the afternoon
Mary Bull Bear enjoyed seeing
her granddaughters, Nevaeh
Pierce and Carsyn Pierce, over the
weekend. Granddaughter Raya
Garrett came by on Sunday. Mary's
daughter, Sonia, and granddaugh-
ter, E. Marie, spent time with her
on Tuesday.
Wilma Daniel had a good chat
with her son, Gene, and daughter-
in-law, Doris, on Sunday.
Reverend Ray Greenseth visited
Mary Ellen Herbaugh and Mel
Koester on Sunday.
Lois Pettyjohn played the piano
and led singing for Mass with Fa-
ther Bryan on Monday morning.
Sydne Lenox came in to call
Bingo for the residents on Tuesday.
This is many of the residents' fa-
vorite activity.
Tiffany Brown is a regular vol-
unteer here, too. She came in this
week to do a craft project with sev-
eral ladies. Our volunteers are
truly appreciated by the staff and
Polly Kujawa has been getting
out for walks with Jim this week.
Winona Carson visited with her
daughter-in-law, Renate, on
Wednesday. Wilma and Mel Carl-
ton spent time with Winona this
week, too.
Don Heck was here Wednesday
afternoon to lead a study of the
Bible. We sure appreicate Don for
his kind devotion to lead us twice a
Harold Schnee reminised with
old friends, Tom and Edie Mathies,
who were residents of Kadoka
about 35 years ago. Wagon train
friend, Ron Kuper from Doris, SD,
stopped in on Sunday for a good
Lyle Klundt took Ruth out for ice
cream on Thursday.
Patty Patterson had a nice visit
with her daughter, Tammy Carl-
son, on Friday.
Dwight Louder had a good time
chatting with his wife, Dorothy, his
son, Brad, and his daughter, Rox-
anne Whitaker, who is from Texas.
Mike Kinsley, Joyce Hassler, and
Gen. Liffengren from Murdo led
our worship service on Sunday. We
are so thankful for the faithfulness
and fellowship of our area minis-
It was no shock to learn that a old time cowboy from South
Dakota was at the Calgary Stampede Rodeo. It may have been breakfast
time at the rodeo, but when a band started playing country music, Veryl
Prokop thought it was time to dance. Shown here is Veryl dancing with
Ruth Ann Rayner, who is the public relation coordinator for the Calgary
--courtsey photo
the parents of a new baby boy,
Ridge, born in Rapid City on
Thursday of last week. He joins a
big brother and two big sisters.
Ridge weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces
and was 20 inches long. He is the
grandson of John and Carol Solon.
John is recovering from bruises
and aches after a fall with his
horse. He was checked out at the
ER last week and nothing is bro-
ken, but he is sore. He said the
horse is fine, but he isnt feeling
any sympathy for it.
Fans of Jeff Willert were disap-
pointed to learn that he turned his
horse out at the Deadwood Days of
76 and didnt ride on Thursday.
His grandfather said that he was
hoping to be checked out by the
doctors at the rodeo as he had an
injured leg. Those of us who at-
tended the rodeo were treated to a
good time and saw lots of good ac-
tion. Chad Ferley tied for first
place with an 84 and won $3,225.
Jeff did get a small check for his
score of 78 in Spanish Fork, UT, on
the 20th tied for 7th overall, win-
ning $321. He had no scores posted
at Cheyenne but am not sure he
even went. He is scheduled to ride
August 1 in Great Falls, MT, and
Dodge City, KS, on the 3rd. Louie
Brunson won some money in
Cheyenne had an 86 and a tie for
4th, check was $475, then had 251
points for the average on three
head, winning the tie for fourth
and $2,138.
Dancing at the Calgary
Stampede breakfast
Home: (605) 837-2945
Cell: (605) 381-5568
Excavation work of
ALL types!
Brent Peters
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Located in
Kadoka, SD
Incentives Program (EQIP),
Wildlife Habitat Incentives Pro-
gram (WHIP), Wetlands Reserve
Program (WRP), Grasslands Re-
serve Program (GRP), Conserva-
tion Stewardship Program (CSP)
and Water Bank Program, Conser-
vation Reserve Program (CRP) and
an update on the Conservation
Practice Standard Nutrient Man-
agement (590).
For more information, visit or call (605)
The Natural Resources Conser-
vation Service will hold the State
Technical Committee meeting,
Wednesday, August 8, at the
Ramkota Hotel and Convention
Center in Pierre. The meeting is
open to the public and will begin at
10:00 a.m. The STC serves as an
advisor to the NRCS State Conser-
The tentative agenda for the
meeting will include conservation
programs update. These programs
include the Environmental Quality
NRCS Technical Committee meeting
This & That
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accept orders from any provider.
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accepts assignments on Medicare bills.
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Fruit was the chosen ingredient
that 4-H members had to use in the
third annual Iron Chef contest,
July 12, in Philip.
Contestants were given 90 min-
utes in which to prepare and serve
their recipe to a panel of judges.
They are judged on cooking skills,
food safety and handling skills,
kitchen clean up, and the nutri-
tional knowledge for their dish.
The youth must know how many
servings their recipe makes, the
amount of calories per serving, how
the different ingredients fit into the
food pyramid, as well as informa-
tion on the fats and sugars in each
Power Orange Smoothie
by Josie Rush
2 cups fat free or low fat milk, 1 6-
oz. can frozen orange juice concen-
trate, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1
teaspoon vanilla, 4-6 extra large ice
In a blender combine the milk,
frozen orange juice concentrate,
powdered sugar and the vanilla.
Cover and blend until smooth. With
the blender still running, remove
the center lid and add ice cubes one
at a time; blending until smooth and
frothy. Pour into tall glasses and
serve immediately. This shake can
also be poured into freezer pop con-
tainers for a dreamsicle snack.
Serves four.
Cherry Cream Crepes
by Sarah Parsons
Filling: 6 ounces of Neufchatel or
cream cheese, 2 tablespoons sugar,
1/4 cup sour cream, 1/4 teaspoon cin-
namon. Crepes: 1/2 cup Bisquick
mix, 1 egg, 1/2 cup of milk, 1/4
vanilla extract, softened butter. Top-
ping: 1 can cherry pie filling.
In a small mixing bowl, beat the
cream cheese, sour cream, sugar
and cinnamon until smooth; set
aside. For the crepes, whisk the
Bisquick mix, egg, milk and vanilla
together in a small bowl. Grease an
eight inch nonstick skillet with a
small amount of softened butter.
Pour two tablespoons of the batter
into the center of the skillet. Lift
and tilt pan to coat bottom evenly.
Cook until top appears dry. Turn
and cook for 15-20 seconds longer.
Remove to wire rack. Repeat with
remaining batter, adding butter to
skillet as needed. Spoon two
rounded tablespoonfuls of filling
down the center of the crepe. Roll
up. Heat the cherry pie filling over
low heat in a small saucepan until
warm. Pour on top of crepes.
Five Minute
Strawberry Ice Cream
by Savannah Solon
1 10-oz. package of frozen sliced
strawberries (or approximately 2
cups), 1/2 cup sugar, 2/3 cup heavy
whipping cream.
Combine frozen strawberries and
sugar in blender. Process until fruit
is roughly chopped. With the
blender running slowly, pour the
heavy cream in until fully incorpo-
rated. Serve immediately or freeze
for up to one week. Serves four.
Fast Fruit Tarts
by Shaina Solon
6 tablespoons apricot preserves, 3
1/2 oz. prepared vanilla pudding,
miniature graham cracker pie
crusts, 1/3 cup sliced strawberries,
1/3 cup blueberries, 1/3 sliced,
peeked kiwi fruits.
Put the preserves in a small mi-
crowave safe bowl and microwave
on high for 1 minute, or until
melted. Spoon 2 tablespoonfuls of
pudding into each crust and top
each serving with fruit. Spoon 1 ta-
blespoon of melted apricot preserves
over each tart. Serves six.
Patriotic Fruit Pizza
by Elle Moon
1 package readymade sugar
cookie dough (16.5 oz.), 2 8-oz. pack-
ages cream cheese softened, 1 cup
white sugar, 2 tablespoons vanilla
extract, 2 large bananas sliced, 1 ta-
blespoon lemon juice, 1 container
fresh strawberries sliced, 1 con-
tainer fresh blueberries, 1 container
fresh raspberries.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spread cookie dough on ungreased
12x17 inch cookie sheet. Bake for
12-15 minutes or until lightly
browned. Allow to cool completely.
Mix softened cream cheese with
sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl
until smooth and easy to spread.
Spread the cream cheese filling
evenly over the cookie dough. Slice
the bananas into a bowl and toss
gently with the lemon juice to pre-
vent browning. Place the blueber-
ries, strawberries, bananas and
raspberries on top of the cream
cheese filling in a decorative pat-
tern. Keep refrigerated until
Fourth of July Kabobs
by Abby Moon
Fresh strawberries, large marsh-
mallows, blueberries, wooden kabob
Wash and hull strawberries.
Wash blueberries and remove any
stems. Slice marshmallows in half.
Grab a wooden kabob stick and slide
on a strawberry, a white marshmal-
low, and a blueberry. Repeat pat-
Peanut Butter Banana Toast
by Tagg Weller
1 slice toasted wheat bread,
spread with peanut butter, slice and
spread a banana and place on the
peanut butter. Serve with a glass of
cold milk for a healthy breakfast or
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
by Gage Weller
3-oz package of strawberry fla-
vored smoothie mix, 1 cup ice, 1/2
Blend all ingredients together
until smooth and creamy. This
makes one smoothie that includes
two daily servings of fruit.
Patriotic Trifle
by Dustin Enders
1 small package instant sugar-
free vanilla pudding mix, 1 1/2 cups
cold fat-free milk, 1 8-oz. tub of lite
Cool Whip, 1 premade angel food
cake cut into 1/2-inch cubes, 2 cups
fresh sliced strawberries, 1 cup
fresh blueberries.
Beat pudding mix and milk to-
gether with a whisk for two min-
utes. Stir in 1 1/2 cups Cool Whip.
In a glass bowl layer half of the
angel food cake cubes, top with half
of the strawberries and half of the
blueberries. Next spread half of the
pudding mixture over the top. Re-
peat layers. Top with remaining
Cool Whip. Cover with plastic wrap
and refrigerate until served. Serves
Banana Berry Smoothies
by McKenzie Stilwell
1 ripe banana sliced, 1/2 cup
sliced strawberries, 1 cup vanilla yo-
gurt, 1 cup cold milk, 1 cup orange
juice, optional 1/2 cup orange sher-
Place all ingredients into a
blender and mix until smooth and
creamy; may use fresh or frozen
strawberries. For a creamier
smoothie you may wish to use the
4-H Iron Chef fruit challenge
Shaina Solon (L), Sarah Parsons, Josie Rush and Savannah Solon.
Abby Moon (L), Elle Moon, Gage Weller, McKenzie Stilwell, Dustin En-
ders and Tagg Weller. --courtesy photos
Bareback: (1)JD Anderson
Saddle Bronc: (1)Trey Fortune
Bull Riding: (1) Zane Whitney
Steer Wrestling: (1)Trey Fortune
5.59 (2)Jake Fulton 16.07 (3)Reed
Johnson 23.80
Calf Roping: (1)Carson Johnson
13.745 (2)Tyler Gaer 14.21 (3)Roy
Risse 18.81(4) Lane Blasius 27.375
Team Roping: (1)Logan Chris-
tensen/Brendon Porch 11.78
(2)Tucker Whitney/Zane Whitney
20.12 (3)Trey Fortune 30.46
Ribbon Racing: (1)Kaycee Monnens
8.66 (2)Kallie Odenbach 12.54
Barrels: (1)Tanya Talsma 16.719
(2)Hanna Hostutler 16.835 (3)Jor-
dan Tierney 16.936 (4)Kaycee Mon-
nens 16.959
Poles: (1)Josie Blasius 21.521
(2)Mariah Krogman 22.12
(3)Tawny Barry 23.123 (4)Karlie
Robertson 23.432
Goats: (1)Kayla Fanning 7.61
(2)Kaycee Monnens 8.735
(3)Tawny Barry8.795 (4)Katelyn
Rayhill/Jessica Olson tie 9.92
Breakaway: (1)Mikahla Ferguson
2.985 (2)Moriah Glaus 3.37 (3)Jor-
dan Tierney 4.465 (4)Hanna Hos-
tutler 4.53
Team Roping: (3)Sierra Correll
Cattle Riding: (1)Ryan Schlabach
Flags: (1)Rance Johnson 8.508
(2)Rhett Fanning 8.554 (3)Austin
Olson 8.772 (4)Tate Petrak 9.010
Goats: (1)Rance Johnson 10.25
(2)Austin Olson 13.56 (3)Tate Pe-
trak 13.67 (4)Thane Lockhart
Breakaway: (1)Tyler Byrne 4.08
(2)Cade Lockhart 5.25 (3)Logan
Kennedy 6.345 (4)Wade Monnens
Barrels: (1)Dawson Munger 16.990
(2)Kelsey Lensegrav 17.090
(3)Alyssa Lockhart 17.236 (4)TaTe
Fortune 17.297
Poles: 1)Kelsey Lensegrav 20.687
(2)Alyssa Lockhart 24.84 (3)Tiara
Barlett 25.150 (4)Layna Tibbs
Goats: (1)Alyssa Lockhart 8.955
(2)Karissa Rayhill 9.5 (3)Tatum
Lauing 11.335 (4)Dawson Munger
Breakaway: (1)Alyssa Lockhart
3.765 (2)Kelsey Lensegrav 3.95
(3)Savannah Krogman 4.265
(4)TaTe Fortune 9.135
Haakon/Jackson 4-H Rodeo finals qualifiers
Certified copies of birth records from across the state are avail-
able in Jackson County, according to Mitzi Mitchell, Register of
Deeds. The office has access to computerized birth records
statewide and can issue a certified copy of any South Dakota
birth. In the past, birth records were only available from the county
where the birth occurred or from the South Dakota Department of
Health, Vital Records Program.
Birth records are available from 1905 on.
As earlier years are entered in the computerized system,
records from those years will also become available.
The cost for a certified copy of a birth record is $15.00 as of
July 1, 2012.
August 2, 2012 Kadoka Press Page 6
SDSU Extension calls all ranch
women to participate in Annie's
Project. A six-week ranch manage-
ment course, Annie's Project will be
taking place in White River this
Annie's Project was designed to
empower women by providing de-
tailed ranch management informa-
tion and build networks between
Over a six-week period women
will learn how to develop financial
records, develop key communica-
tion skills, have the opportunity to
ask questions about retirement
and estate planning, expand mar-
keting knowledge, all while having
fun in a supportive learning envi-
Classes meet once a week in
White River on September 5, 12,
19, 26 and October 3 and 10 run-
ning from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The
meetings are held in the
Library/Historical Society Building
on Main Street.
There is a charge to attend and
registration deadline is Aug. 4. To
register, contact the Mellette-Todd
County FSA at 605-259-3252 Ext 2
or the South Central RC&D at 605-
669-2222. Additional questions can
be directed to Adele Harty, SDSU
Extension Cow/Calf Field Special-
ist at 605-394-1722.
Annie's Project
coming to White
River in September
ship category.
The judging panel included Dr.
W. David Downey, director, Center
for Agricultural Business, Purdue
University, West Lafayette, Ind.;
David L. Kahler, retired chief exec-
utive officer of the Ohio-Michigan
Equipment Dealers Association,
Dublin, Ohio; and Charles Glass,
president, Glass Management
Group, Arlington, Texas.
Originally founded in 1943,
Kennedy Implement has seen sig-
nificant changes in all aspects of
the dealership over the last five
years. Mark Buchholz took over
management of the dealership in
2008, and then purchased it from
the previous owner, Denny
Kennedy, in 2010. This change has
brought on a new direction in the
day-to-day operations. Since Buch-
holz purchased the dealership, they
have added Grasshopper, Woods,
Brandt and Vermeer to the already
competitive lines in house.
Niche marketing has helped us
find locations for used equipment
to find homes elsewhere. This can
be seen directly in our Internet
sales, Buchholz said. In 2011, we
were able to sell in 22 different
states or provinces and had approx-
imately 45 sight-unseen sales with
no negative comebacks. This has
allowed us to move equipment to
satisfied customers in new areas.
We are continually looking to im-
prove our image in the community
and nation.
Kent Buchholz added, Were
doing enough now online, there is
no real slow time.
In 2011 Kennedy Implement re-
ceived the Top Market Share in
South Dakota Ag Tractors, and
Top Market Share in South Dakota
Haytools. While these awards
are presented to the dealerships,
they are a true testament to our
customers. They trust us enough to
sell them a quality product because
of our quality service, M. Buchholz
Kennedy Implements selection
as 2012 Dealership of the Year is
featured in the July/August issue
of Farm Equipment, viewable at
Farm Equipment magazine,
based in Brookfield, Wis., serves
more than 12,000 farm equipment
dealers, wholesalers and distribu-
tors throughout North America. Its
also the publisher of Rural
Lifestyle Dealer magazine, Farm
Catalog, Ag Equipment Intelli-
gence, No-Till Farmer and the Con-
servation Tillage Product Guide.
Kennedy Implement, Philip, has
been chosen as the 2012 Dealership
of the Year by Farm Equipment
Farm Equipment presents its
Dealership of the Year awards an-
nually to farm machinery dealers
in two categories. One is for those
with annual sales revenues of
under $50 million and the other for
dealers with more than $50 million
in annual sales revenues.
Kennedy Implement earned the
distinction in the under $50 million
in annual sales revenue category
this year, not only for its outstand-
ing financial and operating per-
formance that has seen significant
growth over the past three years,
but also for its demonstrated com-
mitment to employee training and
community involvement, as well as
its renowned customer service.
Kennedy Implement is a New Hol-
land and McCormick dealer. It also
carries Woods, Westfield, Wheat-
heart, Brandt, Walinga,
SnoBlast/TeamCo, Grass-hopper,
and Vermeer, along with other
lines available through distribu-
The dealership was chosen for
the award by a panel of renowned
farm equipment experts. In their
selection of Kennedy Implement as
Farm Equipments Dealership of
the Year for 2012, the judges noted,
The staff consists of 11 employees
who really produce. The dealership
had the highest dollars generated
per employee at $1,247,532. This is
a very strong number when you
consider the smaller staff size.
Their return on assets was the
highest of all nominees at 22 per-
cent. They had the highest market
share and their absorption rate
was also the highest of all nomi-
nees in the small dealership cate-
gory. The staff believes in a team
concept ... If one fails, we all fail.
This concept helped them receive
the number one market share in
South Dakota for ag tractors and
hay tools. The judges unanimously
agreed that Kennedy Implement
was deserving of the 2012 first
place award in the small dealer-
Kennedy Implement earns
Dealership of the Year
Kennedy Implement employees (L-R) Charlie Dale, James Mansfield, Mike Miller, Dave Walker,
Roger Williams, Rudy Roth, Brad Gebes, Darin Naescher and Kent Buchholz, with Mark Buchholz in front. Not
pictured: Theo Fitch and Becky Brech. --photo by Del Bartels
various 4-H projects and shows.
As young children growing up,
we had the opportunity to be sur-
rounded by many people that
shaped our successes. Without our
parents, John and Helen Marty
and Bud and Ada May, we would
never have had the opportunity to
be involved in such a great pro-
gram as 4-H. Also, I never go to a
horse show that I dont think about
Lyndell Peterson, who was the first
judge I ever had to face. He was,
and still is, a major factor in the
success of many young people
throughout his years of service to
the program.
We both enjoyed our years in 4-
H. We still have our 4-H books,
which have become a favorite
scrapbook. So for all the kids that
think its a waste of time, take it
from us, someday youll enjoy look-
ing back on them. The dreaded and
almost unbearable illustrated talks
or demonstrations were something
both of us didnt like. It never was
that we couldnt think of something
to talk about or demonstrate. It
was the fact that we had to stand
up in front of a crowd and make
sense. But like all other life experi-
ences, it came in handy when deliv-
ering our first speech in high
school. So the moral to the story is,
there is a reason behind the mad-
ness. It just takes awhile before
you understand it.
Avery and I wanted to give his
younger sisters and other children
in the community the opportunities
that had been given to us through
4-H. To do this, we began holding
the county 4-H Horse Show at our
place near Kyle in the summer of
1984. Gary Nies was the Extension
Agent for Shannon and Bennett
County and was very helpful in
getting the horse show going. Jeff
Temple volunteered his time to
judge the first horse show held at
our place. That was the first year
we began sponsoring the Bud May
Memorial Buckle in memory of
Averys dad who passed away in
March of 1984. Bud and his wife,
Ada, were very active in 4-H and
were leaders for the 4-H club in
Kyle which eventually accumu-
lated over 100 members. Averys
sister, Timaire, won the first an-
nual Bud May memorial award in
the junior girls division. As more
kids from Jackson County became
involved, we all decided to raise
money to begin having the horse
show in Kadoka where it is cur-
rently held.
In the nineties, with the help of
John Kangas and Vera Boje, we
started the Redwater 4-H Club.
We held various fundraisers and
did community service projects
such as singing carols at Christmas
time in the nursing home, and
picking up trash in road ditches.
To reward the kids for their hard
work, the club would hold an ice
skating/sledding party or we would
take all of the kids to Evans Plunge
every year.
Our years involved in 4-H in-
cluded some of our fondest memo-
ries. There were many people who
helped along the way that became
lifelong friends. 4-H is an outstand-
ing organization that offers kids
the opportunity to learn the life les-
sons needed to succeed as adults.
Much hard work has been required
by not only the kids, but also their
parents and the community for this
organization to be as successful as
it has been. We have sponsored the
Bud May Memorial award for 28
years to reward kids for hard work,
dedication, success and we plan to
continue to give our support to the
future generations in 4-H for many
years to come.
In one form or another Avery
and I have been actively involved
in the 4-H Horse Project for the
past 40 plus years. We both started
our love for horses with our in-
volvement with the 4-H program.
It was natural for both of us, com-
ing from a ranch background.
Throughout the years, we have
held horse shows at our place,
helped start the Redwater 4-H
Club, judged horse shows and
queen contests and helped kids
from the community practice for
Haakon/Jackson County Fair honorees share 4-H history
Jackson County Honorees Avery and Liz May
Haakon County Honoree
Mary Nelson
My name is Mary Nelson. I am
married to Jerry Nelson and we
live on a ranch 30 miles northeast
of Philip. We have three children,
Katie, Loni and Travis. All three of
our children are graduates of
Philip High School.
My first involvement in 4-H
came about when our oldest child,
Katie, enrolled in the Milesville
Rangers 4-H Club. I have served
as a leader in the Milesville Club
for 14 years. During that time I
have tried to help the 4-H members
discover the benefits and opportu-
nities of being involved in 4-H.
Members of our club have partici-
pated in every level of 4-H, from
giving speeches at their club and
county level, to participating in
leadership conferences in Washing-
ton, D.C. My children were in-
volved in many different 4-H
project areas and participated in
the 4-H Rodeo program as well.
Serving on the Haakon/Jackson
4-H Leaders Council was the way
that I became aware of how to form
policies and how to help implement
changes for the betterment of 4-H.
I served in various offices while I
was a member of the 4-H Council.
I also served as a member of the
Haakon/Jackson County Extension
Board for several years.
I am currently employed by the
Haakon County School District as
a paraprofessional in the elemen-
tary school.
My family and I are members of
St. Marys Catholic Church in
Milesville where I currently serve
as a secretary of the Altar Society.
Thank you for choosing me as
the 2012 Haakon County Fair Hon-
Please go out and encourage
children to become involved in the
4-H program.The discovery process
for children enrolled in the 4-H
Program is unlimited!
H/J County Fair
August 2, 2012 Kadoka Press Page 7
Welcome to 4-H Achievement Days &
County Fair
Friday & Saturday, August 3 & 4, 2012
American Legion Hall & Fairgrounds in Philip, SD
Heres whats happening:
Friday, auguSt 3
8:00 a.m. Judging of Static Entries begins,
Legion Hall
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 Open Class Exhibits may be
1:00 p.m. Exhibits open to Public
3:00 p.m. County Talk Off, Legion Hall
4:00 p.m. - Project Runway, Legion Hall
5:00 p.m. Freewill BBQ, Ice Cream Social,
Legion Hall, sponsored by H/J Fairboard
6:00 p.m. Talent Show,
Legion Hall
During intermission a Sweet Treat Live
Auction will be held
Saturday, auguSt 4
7:00 a.m. Breakfast at Fairgrounds
7 to 8 a.m. Large Animal Check-in, Fairgrounds
8:30-10:00 a.m. Large
Animal Livestock Show, Fairgrounds
9:00 a.m. Farmers Market & Trade Show opens,
10:00 11:00 a.m. Small
Animal Check-in, Fairgrounds
11:00 a.m. Small Animal Show, Fairgrounds
12:00 p.m. Lunch, sponsored by
H/J Fairboard
1:00 p.m. Quiz Bowl, Legion Hall
3:00 p.m. Open Class and
4-H Exhibits released
Bad River
Rider &
If you are interested in joining 4-H, please
check with the Haakon Co. Extension
Office (859-2840) or the Jackson Co.
Extension Office (837-2133)
for further information.
H & H Restaurant
& Rodeway Inn
Ken & Cindy Wilmarth: 837-2287
Millers Garbage &
Larry & Jan Miller: 837-2698
Beauty Salon
Jan Miller: 390-4591
Gene Christensen: 837-2281
Lori Waldron: 837-2277
Jerry & JoAnne Stilwell: 837-2000
Midwest Coop
Rod Knutson, Mgr: 837-2600
Kadoka Clinic
Phone: 837-2257
Americas Best
Value Inn
Phone: 837-2188
Discount Fuel
Mark & Tammy Carlson
Phone: 837-2271
Peoples Market
Rich & Shawna Bendt: 837-2232
Stadium Sports
Shelly Young Mission, SD
Dr. B.L. Porch, DVM
Dr. Boyd Porch: 837-2697
Grovens Chemical
Rick: 837-2550
Hogens Hardware
Don & Randi Oyan: 837-2274
Rush Funeral Home
Philip Wall Kadoka
Jack & DJ Rush: 859-2400
Double H Feed
& Supply
Ted & Arlene Hicks: 837-2976
Hildebrand Steel
& Concrete
Rich, Colleen & Haven Hildebrand
Off: 837-2621 Rich/Cell: 431-2226
Haven/Cell: 490-2926
Gas & Go
Grant Patterson: 837-2305
Club 27
Lonny & Carrie Johnston:
Kadoka Booster
Promoting Spirit
State Farm Ins.
Jan Hewitt: 859-2559
Vet Clinic
Drs. Bill & Norma Headlee
Kadoka: 837-2431 Philip: 859-2610
Kadoka Press
Ronda & Robyn: 837-2259
West River
Craig & Diana Coller: 837-2690
Sauntee & Heidi Coller
Badlands Petrified
Bill Fugate: 837-2448
Brent Peters: 837-2945
Midland Food &
Clint & Brenda Jensen:
Farmers Union
Donna Enders: 837-2144
J& S Restore
John & Sue Kaiser: 837-2376
Oien Implement
Public Notices
August 2, 2012 Kadoka Press Page 8
Notice to our Subscribers:
When sending subscription payments
PLEASE return the
entire pink postcard
PRO. NO. 12-9
Notice is given that on July 23, 2012,
Carol Anderson, of 24755 Wooden Ring
Drive, Belvidere, SD 57521, was ap-
pointed as Personal Representative of
the Estate of Jack Louis Brunsch.
Creditors of decedent must file their
claims within four (4) months after the
date of the first publication of this notice
or their claims may be barred.
Claims may be filed with the personal
representative or may be filed with the
clerk with a copy of the claim mailed to
the personal representative.
Dated this 23rd day of July, 2012.
/s/ Carol Anderson
Carol Anderson
Personal Representative
24755 Wooden Ring Drive
Belvidere, SD 57521
Carol Schofield
Jackson County Clerk of Courts
PO Box 128
Kadoka, South Dakota 57543
Alvin Pahlke
Attorney at Law
PO Box 432
Winner, SD 57580
[Published August 2, 9 & 16, 2012]
JULY 23, 2012
7:00 P. M.
Mayor Weller called the special meeting
of the Kadoka City Council to order at
7:00 p.m. with the following members
present: Colby Shuck; Brad Jorgensen;
Ryan Willert; and Kieth Prang. Dick Stol-
ley arrived at the meeting at 7:10 pm.
Member absent: Micki Word. Others
present: Patty Ulmen, Finance Officer;
Jackie Stilwell; Patrick Solon, Nathan
Riggins, Dave Johnson, Rich Bendt, Rick
Wilmarth, and Bill Bouman.
Building Permit/Gary Petras: A building
permit from Gary Petras was presented
to the council for approval. After discus-
sion, Shuck made Motion 12-07-23:79 to
approve the building permit. The motion
was seconded by Willert. A roll call vote
was taken with all members present vot-
ing yes, and the motion carried 4-0.
2013 Budget: Several members of the
Kadoka Volunteer Fire Department were
present and stated their support for mak-
ing approx. $30,000.00 in repairs to the
water tower located by the Fire Hall.
They requested that this amount be in-
cluded in the 2013 budget. At this time,
the members of the Fire Dept. left the
meeting. Rich Bendt was present and
discussed the need for repairs at the
baseball fields. He stated that if the City
would be willing to purchase materials,
totaling approx. $7,500.00, volunteers
would provide the labor. Further discus-
sion determined that there were funds
available in the 2012 budget for this proj-
ect and it is possible that the Horizons
group would be willing to assist with the
purchase of materials. Rich Bendt left the
meeting at this time.
The first draft of the budgeted expenses
for 2013 was reviewed for each depart-
ment. The second draft of the budget will
be prepared and distributed to the coun-
cil at the regular City Council meeting to
be held on August 13, 2012. A special
meeting will be held on Wednesday, Au-
gust 22, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. for the pur-
pose of employee salary review and
finalization of the second draft of the
2013 budget.
Shuck made Motion 12-07-23:80 to ad-
journ. The motion was seconded by
Willert, with all members voting yes and
the meeting was adjourned at 8:53 p.m.
Harry Weller, Mayor
Patty Ulmen,
Finance Officer
City of Kadoka
[Published August 2, 2012, at the total
approximate cost of $27.44]
July 18, 2012
The Board of Jackson County Commis-
sioners met in special session at 7:00
p.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in the
Courtroom of the Jackson County Court-
house. Chairman Jim Stilwell called the
meeting to order with members Glen
Bennett, Delores Bonenberger, and Larry
Denke present. Ron Twiss was absent.
All motions carried unanimously unless
otherwise noted.
A public meeting was held in the court-
room on the Cain Creek Land Exchange.
Teresa Harris and Alan Anderson, Forest
Service, Wall Ranger District, were pres-
ent. Area landowners present were
Wayne and Marcia Huether, Clifford
Poss, Mark DeVries and Tom Grimes.
Harris and Anderson presented informa-
tion and maps showing lands currently
owned by The Nature Conservancy that
are proposed to be traded for selected
parcels of Forest Service lands. Forest
Service parcels are located in Fall River,
Pennington and Jackson counties. The
Nature Conservancy is offering up to
3,089 acres of land they own in the
Conata Basin in exchange for Forest
Service lands. The Forest Service has
proposed to convey up to 4,249 acres to
The Nature Conservancy. Harris pro-
vided information on criteria for selection
of Forest Service lands for this ex-
change. She explained that the Forest
Service will only in rare circumstances
sell land to private individuals, that land
exchanges have taken place in the past
with adjacent landowners or permittees
on isolated parcels within the landowners
property, but in this case the Forest Serv-
ice is exchanging lands with The Nature
Conservancy, a non-profit organization.
She explained that The Nature Conser-
vancy will then offer for sale the lands
they obtain in the exchange to the adja-
cent landowner or permittee. Wayne
Heuther inquired as to why Forest Serv-
ice lands located within his property has
never been selected in a land exchange.
Commissioner Bennett inquired as to
what happens to the funds The Nature
Conservancy receives from the land
sales. Commissioner Denke inquired as
to what happens if the landowner or per-
mittee is not able, or willing, to purchase
the land from The Nature Conservancy.
Harris again explained the criteria for se-
lection of lands for this land exchange,
and could not give reason as to why
Huethers were not included in the ex-
change. She explained that The Nature
Conservancy is a non-profit organization,
and they normally use funds from sale of
properties to purchase other properties.
She also explained that each landowner
or permittee affected by the land ex-
change have been contacted, will be
given the option to purchase the land,
and if they are not able or willing to pur-
chase the parcel or parcels the parcels
will be dropped from the land exchange
and remain as Forest Service lands.
Mark DeVries reported that he had
checked with Kadoka Area School Dis-
trict on how this land exchange would af-
fect their funding, and that he was told
that it will not affect their impact aid fund-
ing, and would provide a small increase
in property tax funds as the lands would
now be taxable.

The board continued their meeting in the
Commissioners Room of the court-
house. Mitch Olney, Highway Superin-
tendent, was present.
Bennett inquired as to whether the board
had authorized leasing of the gravel
screener. It was reported that the board
had authorized the Highway Department
to lease the screener at the July 9th.
meeting, and to lease the screener when
the Highway Department can scheduled
to do the gravel screening.

Mitch Olney reported that the truck has
been taken to Excel Truck Repair and
they are working on the transmission.

Mitch Olney informed the board that
Mark Bucholz gave him a quote on
Woods mowers of $18,500. He reported
this is the brand of mower used by
Haakon County.

Mitch Olney reported that the door of the
JCB loader is being repaired. Discussion
was held on the insurance claim pay-
ment not being large enough to cover the
cost of the repairs. Vicki Wilson, Auditor,
informed the board she would appeal the

Mitch Olney reported graveling of the
Brech Road is completed, and signs
have been installed at the Guptill Bridge.
He reported that the crew is now patch-
ing the Long Valley Road (CH 16).

At 8:15 p.m., Bennett moved, Stilwell
seconded, that the board go into execu-
tive session to discuss personnel mat-
ters. Vicki Wilson, Auditor was present.
Vicki Wilson left executive session at
8:27 p.m.

At 8:57 p.m., Denke moved, Bonen-
berger seconded, that the board come
out of executive session. No action was

Letters that were drafted concerning the
proposed purchase of the building from
Hildebrand and Kujawa for the library
project were reviewed.
Bennett moved, Denke seconded, that
the longer letter informing Hildebrand
and Kujawa that Jackson County would
not be purchasing the building from them
be approved and signed.

Discussion was held on the library build-
ing project. Brosz Engineering is to be
contacted for a preliminary design for a

A new copier has been obtained for the
Highway Department.Request was made
to for disposal of the old non-working
copier. Bonenberger moved, Denke sec-
onded, that the copier be declared sur-
plus and hauled to the dump.

A loss control survey was completed in
June by Safety Benefits, Inc. Results of
the loss control survey were given to the
There being no further business to come
before the board Denke moved, Bonen-
berger seconded, that the meeting be
adjourned and that the board meet in
regular session at 9:00 a.m., Monday,
August 13, 2012.
Vicki D. Wilson,
Jackson County Auditor
James A. Stilwell, Chairman
[Published August 2, 2012, at the total
approximate cost of $67.87]
Looking for weatherization, furnace,
electrical and plumbing contractors in
Bennett, Butte, Corson, Custer, Dewey,
Fall River, Haakon, Harding, Jackson,
Lawrence, Meade, Pennington, Perkins,
Shannon and Ziebach Counties inter-
ested in completing residential work for
the July, 2012 June 30, 2013 contract
Contractors must submit a letter of inter-
est, provide copy of insurance (workers
compensation, full comprehensive, gen-
eral and automobile liability insurance
and certificate of insurance), certificate of
completion of EPA approved Lead-Based
Paint for Renovators Training and be a
certified EPA lead base paint renovator
firm. Attend Western SD Community Ac-
tion Core Competency Training and be
willing to comply with Davis Bacon Act
(wages, weekly reporting). Please return
requested information to Western South
Dakota Community Action, Inc., 1844
Lombardy Drive, Rapid City, SD 57703
by 4:00 PM on Friday, August 17, 2012.
Please call 605-348-1460 or 1-800-327-
1703 for more information.
[Published August 2 & 9, 2012]
Public Notice
Jackson County
Hazard Mitigation Plan
Jackson County, the City of Kadoka, and
the Towns of Belvidere and Interior are
currently in the process of updating the
Jackson County Multi-jurisdictional Haz-
ard Mitigation Plan. The update is re-
quired in order for Jackson County, the
City of Kadoka, and the Towns of
Belvidere and Interior to remain eligible
for available federal and state mitigation
A Hazard Mitigation Plan is defined as a
plan of action before a disaster strikes to
prevent the occurrence of a disaster or to
reduce the effects of a disaster when it
occurs. It is also used after a disaster to
reduce the risk of a repeat disaster or
hazard event. As a part of this update,
the public is invited to provide comments
and participate in the Hazard Mitigation
Planning Process.
At the meeting we shall discuss hazards
and risks that could potentially impact
Jackson County and its citizens. The
meeting will take place at 7:00 MT, Au-
gust 1, 2012 at the Kadoka Fire Hall, 810
Main Street, Kadoka, SD.
Please feel free to contact Jackson
County Emergency Manager, Jackie Stil-
well at (605) 488-0334 if you have any
[Published July 26, 2012, at an estimated
cost of $15.53]
The Natural Resources Conser-
vation Service will hold the State
Technical Committee meeting,
Wednesday, August 8, at the
Ramkota Hotel and Convention
Center in Pierre. The meeting is
open to the public and will begin at
10:00 a.m. The STC serves as an
advisor to the NRCS State Conser-
The tentative agenda for the
meeting will include conservation
programs update. These programs
include the Environmental Quality
Incentives Program (EQIP),
Wildlife Habitat Incentives Pro-
gram (WHIP), Wetlands Reserve
Program (WRP), Grasslands Re-
serve Program (GRP), Conserva-
tion Stewardship Program (CSP)
and Water Bank Program, Conser-
vation Reserve Program (CRP) and
an update on the Conservation
Practice Standard Nutrient Man-
agement (590).
For more information, visit or call (605)
NRCS tech meeting
Aug. 8 in Pierre
Kadoka Press Legal Notice Deadline
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Local & Statewide Classified Advertising
August 2, 2012 Kadoka Press Page 9
ELECTRICAL business for sale in
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many options open for discussion.
Call (605)716-2559.
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Hyde County, Highmore, SD, Job de-
scription available upon request at
Auditors Office. Applicants may re-
quest applications from Hyde County
Auditors Office, 605-852-2519.
Wage will be $14.50 per hour with full
benefits (health insurance, South
Dakota Retirement, AFLAC, vacation
time, sick leave and paid holidays).
Submit completed application to
Hyde County Auditors Office, PO
Box 379, Highmore, SD 57345 by
Friday, August 3, 2012, at 5:00 p.m.
Hyde County is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Larry Kerr, Hyde County
Kadoka Area
Classified Advertising
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Training, Benefits, Top Pay! Vehicle,
Insurance, Background Check Re-
quired. Details and Apply Online:
cepting applications for 7-12 Busi-
ness/Technology Teacher. Contact:
Peggy Petersen, Supt. at peggy,.pe- (605) 948-2252.
Open until filled.
PAL for Grades 9 through 12 for the
Mobridge-Pollock School District
#62-6. Resumes to be sent to Mo-
bridge-Pollock School District #62-6;
Attn: Tim Frederick; 1107 1st Ave
East; Mobridge, SD 57601. For
more information please contact Tim
Frederick at 605-845-9204. EOE.
pay range: $19.60-$23.84/hr. Visit: Return ap-
plication w/resume to PO Box 270,
Brookings, SD 57006-0270. dlang-
GETIC, and motivated individual to
fill an inside/outside sales/delivery
driver position at a growing, family
owned feed and ranch supply store
located in the southern Black Hills of
South Dakota. CDL is not required.
Opportunity for advancement within
the company. Interested parties may
inquire at 605-662-7223.
CUSTER CLINIC IS accepting appli-
cations for a full-time LPN or Li-
censed Medical Assistant to join our
team in the beautiful southern Black
Hills. Salary based on experience; in-
cludes excellent benefits. Contact
Human Resources at (605)673-2229
ext. 110 for more information or log
onto to
apply. EEOC/AA.
AGER for Bison (SD) Municipal Bar.
Wage negotiable DOE. For applica-
tion/job description, call Beth, 605-
244-5677 or 605-244-5231. EOE.
about a SD man living with high anx-
iety but with the help of God, found
relaxation. Send $15 to Eugene
Nerland, PO Box 392, Alliance NE
$2000 REWARD: English Setter an-
swers to Tucker. White with orange
ears and spots. Lost in the Timber
Lake Area. Please contact David
Parr 512-258-0113 or 572-217-4437.
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Suduko Answers
See Puzzle on Page 2
To Report A Fire:
Kadoka . . . . .837-2228
Belvidere . . . .344-2500
All others call . . . . . .911
Mon - Fri: 7:30 to 5:30
Saturday: 8 to Noon
Were here for all your
vehicle maintenance!
Give us a call today!
Cars for salvage, call today!
We make hydraulic hoses &
On-the-farm tire service!
Full Service
J&S ReStore
Kadoka, South Dakota
Brakes Fuel Pumps
Alternators Starters
Timken Seals
& Bearings
Were Open Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - Noon 1 - 5 p.m.
Phone 837-2214
Tim home 837-2087
Dave cell 488-0326
Auto Parts
Hwy 248 Kadoka, SD
For all your automotive
supplies -- give us call!
tuner/technician, serving central SD
since 1976 has moved and can only
be reached by calling 605-222-0294.
RUMMAGE SALE: JR's Bar parking
lot, Belvidere. Sat., August 4, 10:00
a.m. Clothes: boys (infant - 10 yrs.),
women's (various sizes), men's (lim-
ited). Used pickup tires, 1986 super
cab pickup (stick shift), household
and more. KP3-1tc
Friday, August 3 at Club 27, Hwy
248 in Kadoka, 8 a.m. until gone.
Pak-n-play, household items, baby
clothes, teenage girl clothes, mater-
nity clothes, mens and womens
clothes. KP3-1tp
WANTED: Pasture for up to 100
cows or would like to rent grass. Call
837-2589. KP2-2tp
FOR SALE: Our loss is your gain. 3
bedroom home on 1
2 lots. Well built,
nice kitchen, 2 garages, all 1
2 yr. old
appliances. Must sell ASAP. 700 9th
St. Kadoka. Call for appt. 605-837-
1611. KP52-tfn
POSITION OPEN: Jackson County
Highway Department Worker. Expe-
rience in road/bridge construction
/maintenance preferred. CDL Pre-
employment drug and alcohol
screening required. Applications / re-
sumes accepted. Information (605)
837-2410 or (605) 837-2422 Fax
(605) 837-2447. K52-6tc
FOR SALE: Several very nice used
refrigerators. Dels I-90 Exit 63, Box
Elder, 605-390-9810. K52-4tp
CRETE: ALL types of concrete work.
Rich, Colleen and Haven Hilde-
brand. Toll-free: 1-877-867-4185;
Office, 837-2621; Rich, cell 431-
2226; Haven, cell 490-2926; Jerry,
cell 488-0291. KP5-tfc
do all types of trenching, ditching
and directional boring work. See
Craig, Diana, Sauntee or Heidi
Coller, Kadoka, SD, or call 605/837-
2690. Craig cell 390-8087, Sauntee
cell 390-8604, email 27-tfc
APARTMENTS: Spacious one-bed-
room units, all utilities included.
Young or old. Need rental assis-
tance or not, we can house you. Just
call 1-800-481-6904 or stop in the
lobby and pick up an application.
Gateway Apartments, Kadoka.
ters Excavation, Inc. Excavation
work of all types. Call Brent Peters,
837-2945 or 381-5568 (cell).
2243 or contact Wendell Buxcel,
Kadoka, SD. 10-tfc
I want to thank my kids and
grandkids for my surprise birthday
party. Also, all the friends, neighbors
and relatives who came and sent
cards. What a fun time!
Its great to be 70!!
Asta Amiotte
We would like to thank Judy,
Leah and Clara for hosting a special
appreciation party for us.
We would also like to thank
everyone who came to wish us well
on our new venture and safe travels
to our new locations, and for the
cards, gifts and support.
We have enjoyed working with
the producers of Jackson County
and hope to see many of you down
the road.
Thank you,
Stevie & Colleen
A sincere thank you to Jobgen,
Stout, and Grimes families, John,
Scott, Boe, and the Kadoka and
Long Valley Fire Departments for
putting out the fire on our place. We
appreciate your quick response,
damage could have been much
worse in that wind. Thanks again
and well keep praying for rain.
God bless,
Carl & Suzie Bauman
A great big thank you to the
Kadoka and Philip Fire Departments
and all our neighbors who helped
put out the grass fire northwest of
our place last week. Your speed and
expertise helped keep the contained
to a small area.
Baxter & Diane Hogan
Brandon & Belinda Mitchell
Thank Yous
Club 27
Hwy 248 Kadoka 837-2241
Cook your own steak
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Monday in
& September
Open Mondays through September for
Steak on the Patio
Every Monday
Agricul ture
August 2, 2012 Kadoka Press Page 10
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60 ......................................DLK STFS 870= ......$137.00
55............................FED & DLK STFS 1068= ....$123.50
30............................FED & DLK STFS 933= ......$127.00
187 ....................................DLK STFS 906= ......$135.25
67 ......................................DLK STFS 818= ......$139.75
67 ......................................DLK STFS 947= ......$129.25
13 ...................FED & DLK OPEN HFFS 752= ......$130.50
63 ............................CHAF SPAY HFFS 929= ......$125.00
70 ............................CHAF SPAY HFFS 829= ......$131.00
63 ....................DLK & DWF ASV STFS 898= ......$132.75
13...............................DLK ASV STFS 770= ......$136.50
205..................DLK & DWF SPAY HFFS 778= ......$132.00
69....................DLK & DWF SPAY HFFS 766= ......$133.00
163..................DLK & DWF SPAY HFFS 704= ......$136.25
78..................CHAF & FED SPAY HFFS 795= ......$131.75
83...........DLK, FED & CHAF SPAY HFFS 723= ......$127.00
61............................FED & DLK STFS 925= ......$131.00
65............................FED & DLK STFS 796= ......$136.75
62 .............................DLK OPEN HFFS 870= ......$125.75
21 ......................................DLK STFS 619= ......$148.00
11 ......................................DLK STFS 467= ......$151.50
25......................................DLK HFFS 560= ......$145.00
11..........................CHAF & DLK HFFS 477= ......$149.00
14 ......................................DLK STFS 608= ......$146.00
10 ...........................DLK & DWF HFFS 623= ......$134.50
73 ......................................DLK STFS 723= ......$142.75
18............................FED & DLK STFS 660= ......$145.50
83....................DLK & DWF SPAY HFFS 684= ......$136.30
12....................DLK & DWF SPAY HFFS 580= ......$136.00
74 ...........................FWF & DWF STFS 753= ......$141.75
38 ...........................FWF & DWF STFS 648= ......$145.00
15............................DLK & DWF STFS 883= ......$132.75
15......................................DLK HFFS 871= ......$126.00
61............................DLK & DWF STFS 753= ......$140.50
16 ......................................DLK STFS 767= ......$140.00
11....................DLK & DWF SPAY HFFS 750= ......$128.00
70............................FED & DLK STFS 766= ......$138.50
76...................DLK & DWF OPEN HFFS 789= ......$132.00
82...................DLK & DWF OPEN HFFS 689= ......$135.25
74...........DLK, FED & CHAF SPAY HFFS 725= ......$129.50
119 ..................DLK & DWF ASV STFS 815= ......$138.00
16 .............................DLK OPEN HFFS 801= ......$128.00
15............................DLK & DWF STFS 787= ......$137.75
12......................................DLK HFFS 742= ......$130.50
16............................DLK & DWF STFS 771= ......$137.25
65............................DLK & DWF STFS 821= ......$136.75
57............................DLK & DWF STFS 891= ......$133.35
55............................DLK & DWF STFS 901= ......$131.75
56............................DLK & DWF STFS 928= ......$129.00
60............................DLK & DWF STFS 908= ......$131.00
66 ......................................DLK STFS 872= ......$136.50
9..............................DLK & DWF STFS 745= ......$135.25
6 ........................................DLK STFS 778= ......$135.00
4......................DLK & DWF SPAY HFFS 668= ......$126.00
159.................DLK & DWF OPEN HFFS 680= ......$134.75
29...................DLK & DWF OPEN HFFS 553= ......$142.00
10 ......................................DLK STFS 785= ......$134.50
71...................DLK & DWF OPEN HFFS 779= ......$133.50
10............................FED & DLK STFS 765= ......$133.00
11......................................FED STFS 590= ......$149.50
13.............................FED OPEN HFFS 648= ......$130.00
24....................FED & DLK SPAY HFFS 664= ......$133.00
59 ...........................DLK & DWF HFFS 850= ......$125.00
65 ........CHAF & DLK DFUC FFEE STFS 901= ......$132.50
10 ..........................CHAF & DLK STFS 790= ......$135.50
71....................DLK & DWF SPAY HFFS 806= ......$132.00
13............................DLK & DWF STFS 833= ......$137.25
12......................................FED STFS 885= ......$131.50
29 .............................DLK OPEN HFFS 766= ......$131.25
9 ............................CHAF & DLK STFS 836= ......$131.00
12..........DLK, FED & CHAF OPEN HFFS 871= ......$121.50
32........DLK & DWF SPAY & OPEN HFFS 810= ......$130.25
39 .............................DLK OPEN HFFS 798= ......$130.25
14............................FED & DLK STFS 859= ......$131.50
12...................DLK & DWF OPEN HFFS 832= ......$128.50
20............................FED & DLK STFS 882= ......$127.25
43...................DLK & DWF OPEN HFFS 843= ......$127.25
36 ........................DLK EXPOSED HFFS 830= ......$127.25
8.....................DLK & DWF OPEN HFFS 777= ......$127.00
25 .............................DLK OPEN HFFS 822= ......$126.75
11 .............................DLK OPEN HFFS 838= ......$127.30
12 ..........................CHAF & DLK STFS 953= ......$126.00
12............................DLK & DWF STFS 998= ......$125.75
12............................FED & DLK STFS 930= ......$125.25
14 .............................DLK OPEN HFFS 898= ......$124.25
13 .............................DLK OPEN HFFS 789= ......$123.75
13...................DLK & DWF OPEN HFFS 908= ......$123.25
21 .........................FWF & HEFF HFFS 761= ......$120.00
10.................CHAF & FED OPEN HFFS 886= ......$119.00
10......................................DLK HFFS 762= ......$119.00
13............................DLK & DWF STFS 648= ......$138.00
16 ...........................DLK & DWF HFFS 644= ......$128.00
101 ..............................X DFED HFFS 617= ......$116.00
81 ................................X DFED HFFS 497= ......$119.75
37.................................X DFED STFS 690= ......$105.50
22.................................X DFED STFS 525= ......$103.50
12 .............................DLK OPEN HFFS 950= ......$116.50
15............................FED & DLK STFS 744= ......$136.00
4.......................................DLK COWS 1456= ......$84.00
2 ............................DLK & DWF COWS 1303= ......$78.50
1........................................DLK DULL 2150= ....$107.00
1.........................................DLK COW 1490= ......$83.00
1........................................DLK DULL 1840= ....$105.50
1.........................................DLK COW 1440= ......$82.50
1.........................................DLK COW 1485= ......$79.50
1........................................DLK DULL 1870= ....$105.00
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1........................................DLK DULL 1905= ....$104.50
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1........................................DLK DULL 1925= ....$104.00
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1........................................DLK DULL 2015= ....$103.50
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As the temperature increases
ranchers and feedlot operators
start to worry about the well-being
of their cattle. However, it is not
just heat that plays a part in heat
stress, says Heather Larson, SDSU
Extension Cow/Calf Field
"Producers need to monitor all
weather conditions such as temper-
ature, humidity and wind, closely
and start interventions early in the
day, well before noon," Larson said.
"If an extended amount of time
elapses before cattle are cooled
down it may be too hot and late."
During times of hot days, fol-
lowed by warm nights Larson says
there is also a potential that cattle
will not have enough time to cool
down completely through the night
before the sun starts to heat things
up again.
Heat stress is one of those condi-
tions that occur almost every sum-
mer. Larson says its impact on
livestock varies based on genetic
makeup, health status, stage of
production and previous exposure
to heat.
"Together, these factors can be-
come deadly, when the combination
of temperature, humidity, wind
speed and cloud cover result in ex-
treme environmental conditions,"
Larson said.
Being able to detect when cattle
are becoming heat stressed is an
important factor.
"Watch cattle early for signs
such as panting or open-mouthed
breathing. These are indications
that heat stress is occurring and in-
terventions should take place,"
Larson said.
She adds that cattle producers
should avoid working, transporting
or moving cattle during hot
"If it's necessary to work or move
cattle, do so in the early morning
hours only. Cattle are still dissipat-
ing their body heat during the
evening hours," Larson said.
Producers can also change their
feeding times from morning to late
afternoon. Larson explains that
this shifts the heat produced by fer-
mentation to night time, when cat-
tle are better able to dissipate the
"If you are feeding twice a day
then feed 60-70% of the total ration
in the late afternoon and the rest in
the morning," she said.
Water intake decreases when
water in the tanks exceeds 80F. As
a result, Larson says producers
need to ensure that water pipes are
not exposed to sun. Pipes should be
at least 2-feet underground. Adding
a supplemental tank of water to
pens of cattle is another step pro-
ducers can take.
Larson reminds producers to
check the refill rate of the stock
"Remember, in the summer
when many animals are drinking
many tanks will be trying to fill at
one time in addition to other poten-
tial needs for water on the same
water supply line," she said. "Dur-
ing the summer water intake may
exceed 9 gallons per head per day.
It is recommended that cattle have
a water space requirement of 1.5"
per head. For example, 100 head of
cattle would need 150 inches of
water tank perimeter."
Under hot conditions fly control
becomes even more important says
"Cattle will group together to get
away from biting flies. Under hot
conditions this will aid in increas-
ing heat stress. Provide fly control
through the use of fly tags, sprays,
or other control methods," Larson
Providing shade will take a sub-
stantial amount of stress off cattle.
However, Larson says this is typi-
cally not an option, but providing
shade to vulnerable animals such
as the sick pen may prevent
deaths. If using sheds make sure
there is adequate air flow.
The weight and color of animals
are additional considerations.
"Dark-hided and heavier cattle
should preferentially be given pens
with more airflow. If pens near
shelterbelts with poor airflow need
to be used, stock them with lighter-
weight, lighter-colored calves if
possible," Larson said.
Sprinklers can help reduce heat
stress, but if sprinklers are used,
Larson says they should provide
large water droplets instead of a
"Water should run off the cattle
saturating the hair. Running the
sprinklers for 5 to 10 minutes at a
time, twice an hour, will allow
evaporative cooling to take place
and is preferred over continuous
sprinkling," she said.
Wetting down pen surfaces will
provide a cooler surface for animals
to stand and also will help alleviate
heat stress. If you have no way to
sprinkle cattle to cool them and the
ground down, then another option
that may help somewhat to cool the
ground is applying a layer of
ground straw. This will help by ab-
sorbing less solar radiation and
providing a slightly cooler place to
The USDA's Agricultural Re-
search Service offers a cattle heat
stress forecast page at this link:
.htm?docid=21306. They forecast
out a week at a time to help pre-
pare for conditions that may be po-
tentially harmful.
"With this tool and the manage-
ment steps above, ranchers can
prepare for extreme conditions and
hopefully triumph over them," Lar-
son said.
To learn more about how to pro-
tect your livestock from heat stress,
Heat stress in livestock