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August 29, 2012

Governor’s Order permits moving over-width baled livestock feed throughout state
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has issued an Executive Order that, upon receipt of a permit, grants permission to move over-width baled livestock feed not exceeding 12-feet-wide or 15-feet-high in South Dakota two hours after sunset and two hours before sunrise. Over-width vehicles must be equipped with flashing or rotating white or amber warning lights placed at each side of the load’s widest extremity. The warning lights must be clearly visible to motorists approaching from the front and rear. Movement under the executive order is valid only for baled livestock feed. The Governor’s Executive Order allows over-width moving of baled livestock feed until cessation of the drought emergency or no later than Oct. 20, 2012. “This summer’s persistent drought conditions have left livestock producers across South Dakota with inadequate feed supplies,” said Walt Bones, South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture. “Increasing hauling height and width restrictions for baled hay will allow producers to move feed in a more efficient manner.” The normal restriction on South Dakota highway loads is 14-feet, 3-inches high and 8-feet, 6-inches wide. Although height and width restrictions for baled livestock feed have been temporarily increased by Executive Order, several highways in the state have width and height restrictions in place because of construction or permanent structures. Truckers are encouraged to check their routes ahead of time for those restrictions. Agriculture is South Dakota's No. 1 industry, generating nearly $21 billion in annual economic activity and employing more than 80,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 

All the grades in front of the new school on the first day.

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South Dakota Hall of Fame inductees to be honored
The South Dakota Hall of Fame will be recognizing the 2012 Class of honorees in Chamberlain/Oacoma on September 7 and 8. This year’s class consists of 10 individuals who have contributed to the growth and development of South Dakota in one or more of five categories of induction which include professional. arts and entertainment, historical, sports, and general. The two-day event will be held at the South Dakota Hall of Fame on Friday and Cedar Shore Resort on Saturday to celebrate the lives of this year’s inductees. Honorees this year are: Profesionals – Larry Ness, Yankton, Mary Olinger, Sioux Falls, Dr. Richard Gowen, Rapid City, Stephen Myers, Sioux Falls, Mary Lynn Meyers, Sioux Falls, Gene Lebrun Rapid City; and Professional/General – Carv Thompson, Faith; General – James Abourezk, Sioux Falls, Brigadier General Myrna Williamson, Springfield, Va.; Sports – Don Meyer, Aberdeen. Friday, September 7 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration opens at the Hall of Fame 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception at the South Dakota Hall of Fame 5:30 p.m. 2012 Class Picture Saturday, September 8 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Registration Table Opens (Close upon end of Banquet Ceremonies) 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Meet the Inductee’s Brunch 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Miscellaneous Outings in Chamberlain/Oacoma Community 4:00 p.m. Silent Auction/Social Hour 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Honors Banquet Plaque Presentation & Response from Inductees 7:30 p.m. Close & Announcement of Silent Auction Results For more information on the South Dakota Hall of Fame call 605-234-4216 or visit them at www.sdhalloffame.com Established in 1974, the South Dakota Hall of Fame is centrally located in Chamberlain, where it serves as a showcase for the people of South Dakota. It was specifically founded to recognize and honor pioneers and outstanding leaders from all walks of life who have contributed to the development and heritage of South Dakota. The SD Hall of Fame is the only resource in the state dedicated exclusively to the preservation and extension of our people‘s heritage. Over 600 South Dakotans have been selected for recognition by the Hall of Fame.

Sobriety checkpoints planned
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Highway Patrol has sobriety checkpoints scheduled in September in the following counties: Beadle, Bennett, Brown, Clay, Codington, Lawrence, Lincoln, Lyman, McCook, Minnehaha, Moody, Pennington, Roberts, Union and Walworth. 

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Gladys Dessie Hansen
with her many nieces and nephews. On November 28, 1954, Gladys was united in marriage to Odin Hansen at Denton, MT. She was blessed with an instant family with Odin's three sons, Leonard, Eugene, and Robert, whose mother, Ethel Arvidson Hansen, had passed away in 1945. Odin, Gladys, and the boys lived on a farm near Platte, SD, before moving back to Sturgis where she and Odin owned and operated rental property from 1956 to 1975. She was also employed at H O Anderson Hardware before adding to their family another son, Larry, and daughter, Odena. From 1974 to 1983, she was employed at the Fort Meade VA Medical Center. Upon retirement, Gladys and Odin enjoyed traveling to visit their children. But most of their summers were spent close to home at the Hart Ranch near Rapid City. Gladys enjoyed reading, watching Trinity Broadcast network, music, and the "gift of gab." She especially enjoyed playing her mandolin. She remained involved in the lives and activities of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, even if unable to physically participate in those events. Her relationship with her sisters and their children remained very close. Following the loss of Odin in 2006, she often said she had her ticket ready for her final trip. Her heart longed for the day when she would join her loved ones in heaven. On Monday, August 20, 2012, at the age of 91, the Lord finally allowed her to use that ticket. She peacefully passed from this life to her eternal reward at the Sturgis Community Hospital. That day she spoke to Marilyn, her daughter-in-law, about the party Marilyn was preparing. Even though it seemed she was confused, we now know it was the celebration of her life and homecoming. Her quick wit and determined spirit will be fondly remembered. Gladys was a member of the Open Bible Church, the Sturgis Senior Citizens Center, and a local chapter of TOPS. Gladys is survived by her sons, Leonard (Marilyn), Sturgis, SD, Robert (Robin), Bellevue, WA, and Larry (Pam), Burnsville, MN; daughter, Odena (Mark) Koth, Sioux Falls, SD; fourteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Laura (George) Levin, Sturgis; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Odin; son, Eugene; brother, Leonard Butler; and sisters, Marjorie Gabrielson, Marian Barker, Dora Walter, and Ruth Shroyer. Visitation was Friday, August 24th from noon to 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel, with a sharing service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 25, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Kinkade Funeral Chapel with Pastor Ralph Vencill officiating. Burial followed at Bear Butte Cemetery. A memorial has been established to the Open Bible Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.

Jordan & Gann went to the chapel

Gladys Dessie (Butler) Hansen was born to Burtis G. and Agnes (Jameson) Butler near Faith, SD, on April 9, 1921, the 6th of seven surviving children. She dedicated her life to Jesus Christ as a teenager and strove to honor Him throughout her life. Despite limited resources, her parents provided opportunity for Gladys and her siblings to develop their God given musical abilities. Faith, family, and music greatly defined Gladys. Upon graduating from Faith High School in 1938, Gladys moved with her parents to Sturgis and then to the Corning, IA, area. In the fall of 1942, they returned to Sturgis. Gladys enjoyed traveling while working for the Farmer's Home Administration from 1943 to 1954. Being single, she greatly enjoyed time spent

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Sarah Jordan and Jeremy Gann were married June 16, 2012 at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Faith. The bride wore a beautiful full length ivory lace gown with a sweetheart neckline. She carried a bouquet of ivory flowers laced with pearls made by her cousin Crissy Stevens. The bridesmaids wore lapis colored knee length dresses and carried purple flower bouquets. The matron of honor was Rachel Caspers (sister of the bride), Jessica Sletten, Andi Ford, Crissy Stevens (cousins of the bride), Kasey Till (friend of the bride), and Kayla Gann (sister of the groom). Personal attendant Spencer Gossel, helped with hair and makeup. Flower girl, Taryn Caspers, wore a white floor length dress with a pearl beaded headband. Jeremy and his groomsmen wore champagne vests over white long sleeved dress shirts with khaki pants and cowboy boots. The best man was Brian McDaniel, groomsmen were Clint Glaesmann, Dustin Broom, Reed Collins, Eric Ellis (friends of the groom), and Adam Jordan (brother of the bride). The wedding party posed for pictures in the city park before the ceremony.

Pastor Jon Wellumson (uncle of the bride) and Pastor Wayne Olson officiated the wedding. Jessica Hunt sang “How Great Thou Art” accompanied by Lynn Wellumson on the piano. Special guests included Sarah’s grandparents Wayne and Karen Sletten and Jeremy’s grandparents Dennis and Mary Clark. The church was beautifully decorated by family and friends of both the bride and groom. The 200 guests moved to a grandly decorated Legion Hall for the reception and dance. Hosting the event were Carl and Amy Engwall (aunt and uncle of the bride), MC was Mike Dornish (uncle of the bride). A delicious barbecued meal was catered by the Hartshorns. A fun country dance polished off the evening. A special thanks for all their help in decorating, planning, and providing a rehearsal dinner goes to Amy Engwall, Tammy Sletten, Karen Sletten, Lynn Wellumson, Kary Dornish. Special thanks to all the Gann family that came up from Texas to be with us, Roxane, Kayla, Jerry, Vicki, Donald, Kory, Emily Rollison, Jeff Sadler, and Dennis and Mary Clark.

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City Council discusses fairgrounds drainage
By Loretta Passolt
The Faith City Council held a very lengthy meeting on Tuesday, August 22nd with discussion on the upcoming budget. The minutes of the last meeting were approved, followed by claims. It was noted that the carnival cost the city an estimaed $6,000. Members feel it is well worth it. Donn Dupper reported he had visited with the state about chip sealing the streets yet this fall. It was recommended to Donn that they not wait that long. It would be better to wait until spring. He would also like the City to bid another 1500 tons of chips. They could then have them on hand. He had three quotes for chips, and recommended the quote from Fisher Sand and Gravel, as it was the lowest at $12.50 ton. Council approved getting the chips from Fisher Sand. Donn also said they still have their 30 transformers at Beresford to get. Newton Brown would haul them at $2 a mile. At this time Council approved Newton Brown to haul them. Discussion was held on the gutter/drainage situation at the fairgrounds. The curb would extend 250’ north with about a 120’ culvert, so water will run into the ditch on the east side of the road. Riley and Inghram wondered if it wouldn’t be better and less costly to cross the road and let the water run on the west side of the road. Dave Lutz said he would have to check the elevation, and the ditch was not as deep on that side. The culvert would be pretty shallow if it ran that side. The plan now would have the culvert running under the approach at the fairgrounds. Council decided to bid the project out and see how it comes in. Dupper said the crew has been busy working on things at the school. Police Chief Frankfurth reported that his grant application for equipment has been accepted. The funds can’t be spent until October 1st. He said there are certain things the PD has to do for the grant, as promoting Don’t Drink & Drive, Click It or Ticket, etc. The school would like a crosswalk put in. The kids have been trained in the past couple years to use the crosswalk but they don’t have one marked. Council also discussed having some placed along the highway, as the clinic, etc. Hoss said he was leaving in the morning for a trip to Black River Falls, WI with the Prairie Chicken Motorcycle Club. Hoss siad there are 11 chapters and they raise money for various charities. He will be gone several days. Cindy Frankfurth asked to attend a Med Media class in Rapid City or Pierre on September 5th. The class educates them on run reports for the ambulance, among other things. She would also like to use the City vehicle. Council approved her attending the class and use of the vehicle. Cindy reported all three ambulances are up and running. Debbie Brown asked for authority to send letters to property owners regardng cleaning their lots. Council approved the authorization. Debbie reported that the fence at the shop cost them approximately $8680. The library siding will be around $14,725. Debbie also said the electricians never came to wire the ice house so they need to get on that. They will discuss this at the next meeting. Riley said the library is getting a new sign that will just say Faith Library. Will have more information on installing it once they get it. Resolution #08-21-12-01 for the transfer of funds was approved. Debbie said there are a couple items that need to be surplused, an old scanner that still works, and a VCR from the library that doesn’t. The VCR will be thrown away. Debbie explained the need for a special insurance for the gun show. They didn’t realize there would be ammunition there. Everything was done for precautionary measures with the guns. The special insurance cost $666.25. If the City doesn’t pay it it would come out of the Special Entertainment Committee funds used for the carnival. Council approved paying the insurance. Juanita Selby’s last day at the bar was the 21st, but she is willing to help out for special events. They are advertising for a parttime fill in bartender. Hoss had to get extra security during Stock Show, 1 certified and 2 non-certified officers. Council approved paying those gentlemen retroactive to Stock Show. Mayor Haines expresssed his concern about the amount of Creeping Jenny that is around town. He thought they should spray along the curbline andstreet edges. The city crew is certified to do this but Jon said they are really busy at this time. There is also a lot of Canadian Thistle at the lake and lagoon. They discused getting Holloway to spray, but as there are other sprayers in the area, Debbie will get quotes. They would like it done by the end of September. Debbie asked Council to transfer the airport funds of $870 from 2009 so another community can use them as they are unable to use them at this time. Council approved this transfer. Council approved advertising for bids for the street, curb and gutter at fairgrounds to be opened September 4th. Council also approved advertising for bids for hauling 1500 tons of chips from Beulah, WY. Debbie would like to have this all done by Dec. 1st for year-end business. Mayor Haines will help her with bid specs. Debbie clarified payments for committee meetings. She said the only committee meeting is the swimming pool. The library committee has never been paid. Some were being paid because they were on so many committees and it took a lot of their time. Council approved no longer paying members for committee meetings. The Information Center is closing for the season. Debbie wondered if Council wanted to advertise for help to keep it open the rest of the year. Hellekson didn’t feel that it was feasible to keep it open. Corinna will be working there through Homecoming, hopefully. Mayor Haines said it is nice to have it open in the spring/summer months, as it saves the office gals a lot of time. Members didn’t feel it was necessary to have it open during the winter months. Riley asked if there was a job description, and Debbie said there is. There will be donkey basketball at the community center in October. Debbie wanted it noted that the concessioners use the meeting room to help with traffic flow. Users are in charge of cleaning up afterwards. The contract for the Durkee Lake lease is up the end of September. This is a 3 year contract. The current leaser would like the date changed to December. Spencer suggested having it 6 months on, 6 off to give it the land a rest. Motion to leave date as is failed. A motion to change to Jan 1 through Dec. 31st passed. Any other changes to be done will have to be done another time. Eric would have to review. Council retired into executive session shortly after 8:00 to discuss personnel and job descriptions. Council then reviewed the budget for its 1st reading. Several changed were made.

Community can show it’s all heart at blood drive September 6
Free cholesterol screening for blood donors
Local residents have the opportunity to celebrate life by joining in the community blood drive on Thurday, Sept. 6, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Faith. Not only will people have a great feeling after donating blood at the drive, but they’ll be able to check their total cholesterol level. United Blood Services now offers free cholesterol testing to blood donors. United Blood Services does a “total cholesterol” test that allows donors to eat before the test–no fasting is required. “We use the ‘total cholesterol’ test because it’s important for donors to have a healthy meal before they donate,” Ferley says. It is recommended that adults 20 years and older have a different cholesterol test, called a lipoprotein profile, every 5 years. A lipoprotein profile requires a 12-

hour fast and is done at a physician’s office or lab. Donors can check their confidential results at www.unitedbloodservices.org the week after their donation. Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16, or 17 in certain areas, must have signed permisssion from a parent or guardian. Donors are asked to bring a photo ID and Donor Card every time they donate. Firsttime donors receive a donor card with their blood type in the mail shortly after their first donation. People who wish to donate at the Faith drive can call Amy Ulrich 739-5701. The hours are 12:30 to 5:30, September 6th.

Tower Stool Co. LLC … held a drawing for a 12” stool during Stock Show and the winner was Chris Engelhardt, Billings, MT. Courtesy photo

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Opal News
By Kay Ingalls
Will try to get back on schedule after taking a vacation to near Oklahoma City to visit friends. Rodney Ingalls took Howard and I to the airport on Friday, August 17th and he and Justin came back on Wednesday, the 22nd, to pick us up. We spent time visiting some dear friends, David and Carol Fernow at their home near Lindsay, OK.  The Fernows lived on the ranch where John and Becky Paul now live north of Maurine in the late 60s and until March of 1973. They send greetings to old friends and neighbors that they had while here. Robert, Rodney, Sarah and JoAnna Ingalls took a drive to Aberdeen on Saturday. Robert had found a replacement Suburban after hitting a deer and totaling the one they had.  They took a pickup and trailer and hauled it as far as Faith where they unloaded and Robert and girls drove it home while Rodney picked up a dunk tank that they borrowed for the Mark Park fundraiser the following Saturday. Rod, Tracy and Justin delivered that to the Mark Park area on the Northern Hills Sod Farm on Sunday. Faye Fees returned to her home on the 16th after taking some recovering time in Belle Fourche.  Her knee surgery recovery is coming along nicely, she reported. Walter and Diane went to Spearfish for Walter to get x-rays on his bum shoulder, then they picked Faye up to bring her home. Walter and Diane went back on Monday, the 20th, for a follow up appointment and MRI.  Diane needed to back to the Hills on Tuesday on business and Walter took Faye into Faith that day for therapy. Lisle and Mike Reeve have recently had family visiting them. Bill and Linda Reeve Farnum, their son Billy and family and daughter Lydia and her family and Allen, Marjorie Reeve Hartwell and son Aaron and Steven Reeve spent some time at the Reeve Ranch.  The group or some of them did some touring in the Hills while here. Steven brought a load of peaches up from Colorado. A happening that took place awhile ago was a gathering of the decendents of Tello Peterson. They, 37 members, held a memorial gathering for Dale Peterson and a wedding for Beverly Peterson. First time in many years that family of the 5 children of Tello Peterson have gathered. People came from TN, MT, CA, WA, WV., SD, IA, ID, and MO. Several of them also came out to the Opal area to visit the old ranch sights. Dwayne and Zona Vig spent their anniversary in Vancouver, British Columbia. They came back on Monday night and stopped at the Brink home to bring grandson Landan out for a visit. Michelle and Wyatt McGraw went to Rapid City to help Wyatt celebrate his 9th birthday. They were joined by Grandma Judy Peterson and did some touring in the Hills and then some games at Chuckie Cheese. Carl Peterson, Sr. was out to the ranch for a couple of weeks in August to help CJ get some hay moved. Judy also came for 8 days to do some fall house cleaning and other things.  Sr. did some trucking 3 days and Judy visited with Anissa one day for a haircut. Kelly Hauser and Ali were out a couple days doing repair jobs for Judy. Rod Ingalls was a coffee guest of Sam Cowles on Monday. Sheryl Lesmeister and Debbie Delbridge spent Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at their folks, Marlin and Ethel Ingalls, home. They were doing some texturing and painting for Ethel in the house. Heidler Ranch had some ropers on Sunday and Monday evening. Cheryl and Emily Cowles also stopped by on Monday to visit Carmen for a while.

Dale and Marie Ingalls are back at the ranch, off and on, and was happy they could make it to church on Sunday.  Our church time had changed back to 11 and Sunday School at 10 and they were unaware of that so attended Sunday School instead of church. Great for Marie to be out and about again. Our condolences go to Eleanor Ingalls and family with the passing of her brother Art Boe. John and Carmen Heidler went to Rapid City on Tuesday to keep appointments. Wednesday, John and OJ went into Faith for some repairs and a short visit with sister Jeanie Lesmeister and Kari and Dorothy Heidler. Walter and Diane Fees left with their camper and motorcycle on Wednesday for Yankton, SD for some vacation time and to attend the family reunion  for Diane's side of the family.  They returned home on Sunday afternoon. Lyle and Miriam Weiss are spending a few days in Minnesota visiting their daughter Heidi and her family. Marlin and Ethel Ingalls kept appointments in Rapid City on hot Friday, then stopped by in the afternoon at the home of Juanita Delbridge for a baby shower for great granddaughter, Sabrina. Carmen Heidler reported that she spent Thursday with 2 cute little granddaughters in Faith while their mom and dad and crew worked some cattle. Friday was sewing day at the Opal Community Church basement with a good turn out. The next sewing day will be on September 14th for anyone who is interested. Lisle Reeve attended the Cammack Buffalo Tour on Saturday. OJ and Leah Heidler and Nathan and Jason Ingalls and others took in some of Central States Fair rodeos this last weekend.  Jason Ingalls  and Shelby Cammack left early Saturday morning to drive to Gillette, WY to pick up a boat from cousin Marla Griffith. They all attended the fundraiser at Mark Park on Saturday. Rod, Tracy and Justin went in on Saturday for the affair, and Kay Ingalls went in that afternoon to attend it and then spent the night with sister Freda Wilson as we had our Simons Sibling gathering at Vern and Rosalie Simons home on Sunday.  We were all together again and then viewed old slides that had been put on a DVD.  They were the Emerson Wilson collection taking in the early 50s through the 60s. So much fun. Sunday dinner guests of the Cowles were Duane and JoAnn Wood and Marty Vig.

Faith News
By Loretta Passolt
Temperatures were in the 80s and 90s most of last week, and still no moisture! We certainly could use some rain, although it’s probably too late to do a lot of good it would still help. The prairie is definitely dry and many of the dams are getting that way too. It is certainly hard on the ranchers and their livestock. To celebrate a belated birthday for Garnet Gaaskjolen (February 24th), Arlene Oliver from Lemmon picked her up and they traveled to Lead where Arlene’s son, Cody recently moved from Spearfish to be closer to his work at the Deadwood radio station. They visited with Cody briefly as he had to go to work. From there they made their way back through the traffic as it was “Cool Deadwood Nights” in Deadwood. They went to the new home of Lois and Vaughn Meyer north of Sturgis and spent the night. Early the next day, Wava Gotfredson joined them and they went to Rapid City to do a bit of shopping, returning to Lois’ early in the afternoon. A little later in the afternoon Keith and Roxi from Meadow and Karen Sletten from Rapid City joined them. Thoughtful as she always is, Karen knowing Garnet’s favorite colors are purple and pink, brought her a pretty birthday banner in those colors and also a pretty birthday cake. Lois, with the help of Arlene and Wava fixed a delicious evening meal and Garnet says anytime you can have all your children with you it is truly a blessing from the Lord. Keith and Roxi brought Garnet home late that evening. The Prairie Strippers Quilt Guild held their classes and trunk show last Saturday near Isabel. Most of the members from Faith attended. Paul and I went to Rapid City last Friday afternoon and took in the car races. Races will be over for the season in a couple more weeks. There was a lot of lightning in the area but that was it, nothing to cancel the races. Granddaughter Brooke was there with her boyfriend Chandler and another friend. We got in some good visiting. Brooke started her senior year at Sturgis this past Monday. Hard to beleive she is a senior! She has been busy with cheerleading practice and competition. I got in a little shopping and we headed home shortly after Noon on Saturday. School has been in session here in Faith over a week now and it sounds like everyone is enjoying the new school. The cross country runners had their first meet of the season. They traveled to Mobridge and did pretty well in this big meet. They will be hosting the annual Ryan Day Memorial Run at North Shore Golf Course this Friday morning, beginning at 10. The volleyball girls will be traveling to McIntosh this Thursday for their season opener. The football team will be traveling to Dupree this Friday night for their first game of the season. Hope you’re making plans to attend Homecoming. Homecoming Week starts Monday, Sept. 10th. The football game is the 14th and the alumni banquet is the 15th.

Perkins County Commissioners to host Comprehensive Planning hearing
On Thursday, September 6, at 6:30 pm, there will be a public meeting at the Elbert Bentley Memorial Building to discuss the adoption of a comprehensive plan for Perkins County. You might ask, what is a comprehensive plan? How does it affect us? Is this something that we really want in our county?  Simply put, a comprehensive plan is a “road map” of sorts that will help guide the future development of our community.  This plan would look at our community’s long-range vision and allow Perkins County citizens to have an active role in determining the future development of Perkins County. It will help to ensure the protection of Perkins County property owner’s interests, and enhance the quality of life in Perkins County. A comprehensive plan involves an inventory or “background” of existing land uses, housing and economics, and objectives over a specific period of time, and a “plan map”. A plan map projects where the community would like to see itself in this specific period. Overall, a comprehensive plan used with limited zoning ordinances can help to preserve Perkins County’s agricultural heritage. Please join the Perkins County Commissioners, Perkins County Employees and the Black Hills Council of Local Governments at this public meeting on September 6th to learn more about what a Comprehensive Plan has to offer Perkins County citizens.

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ing Jana Hipps. Jana, a former Faith resident, has lost her apartment in Rapid City and is living with a neighbor. She is on oxygen and medication.  Her address is Jana Hipps, %Melissa Graham, 924 Silver Street, Rapid City 57701. She has asked if anyone can help her financially. Hopefully she’ll use any assistance to turn her life around. Good luck Jana, now get movin’ it. The drought continues around here. It looks like most of the area corn is being chopped for silage and many acres of wheat went for hay. The number of semis leaving the area loaded with hay have diminished to near zero  but once in awhile you still see one headed south. I believe I’ve heard that little square bales are selling for $5.00 per bale and hay is $200$300 per ton. Many of the folks that run livestock on Sulfur Creek aka Cherry Creek are not able to allow the stock to drink from it as the sulfur content kills them. Some ranchers have had seven or more cows die in a short time. The stock dams are mostly low and grass is darn short. Right now I think all our area folks are scanning the skies for signs of smoke as we are tinder dry. Not being able to burn creates another problem for us country folks, garbage. It just keeps piling up. We have no service to haul it away so we are putting it in plastic bags in a spare shed. When it rains, Harold spends the day getting as much trash burned as he possibly can. Even if we haul recyclables to the Hills it still really piles up. Chad King commented that the problem with having to store it is that the raccoons and cats get in, tear the bags open, and string the trash around. I’ve also heard that some ranchers have tried to water their corrals down so the dust won’t be so bad when they work cattle. They were saying it takes one whole day of running water on a spot to get any action on the dust. We’re also seeing an increase in the number of dead deer. Here again, talk is that they are getting sick from the deer mites. I’ve heard of many people finding them dead in their stock dams which makes us think they were probably feverish. I’ve tried to update our far away friends and neighbors of the things going on around here. Let me know if you’ve got news. 9855318 or vickywaterland@hotmail.com    

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Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
Like most of the area teachers and school kids I started class on Monday. As I drove to school that morning a thousand memories went through my mind. When I reached Highway 34 I thought of all the years Cheryl Simons and I would cross paths on our daily school treks right there. She’d buzz by in her little white four wheel drive Jeep Wagoneer and wave happily out the window. What a gal and what a teacher. Marguarite and Isabel King came to mind at Plainview. How many kids and how many years for those old girls? Lucille Humble, Virginia Williams, Corrine Schmidt, Addie Boyd Weyer, Bernice Lee, Dorothy Ulrich, Belle Isaacs, Patsy Miller, Bernadine Howie Lee, Sis Kavorik, Marie Ingalls, and my special mentor, Lorraine Moreland. Young teachers could learn a lot just visiting with these teachers. What golden treasures of information on howto tips and discipline ideas. I owe my reading ability to Bertha McMacken from first grade at the Timber LakeSchool. The second grade brought me to Miss Mary Beer, who became Mrs. Alley that year. She was the mother of LouAnn Lindskov and Fred Hulm’s aunt or great aunt. As most South Dakota children I was blessed with good teachers throughout my grade school years. We are so fortunate to have individuals from the area who get the training and are willing to stay in the area no matter how low the pay and how ridiculous the demands put forth by the board or the legislature. We have one of the greatest school systems in the world right here in our state. We educate all children. They are not sorted out to be welders, lawyers, bookkeepers, etc. They receive the same education. How they or their parents handle that is unfortunately a very different story. Most of the women I mentioned are now teaching for the Lord. Boy does he have a great bunch! Wednesday, I was in the Faith Clinic to see Verna Schad. Verna asked me to tell everyone that she is trying to continue working at the clinic one day per week. Her husband Syd, has cancer and must have two people with him at all times. His doctors started him on a new drug that has seemed to slow the progression of the disease. Now it is time to wait and see what it does. Things had looked better last week, so lets pray for Verna, Syd, and their family, and their medical people. Prayer can pull some mighty strong strings! Tucker and Bev Hudson and Sharon Keffeler took a mini weekend vacation to St. Paul, Minnesota to visit their cousins Margaret McMonigal, Cathy Flanagan, and Jim Kasal and families. There was a lot of great visiting and eating plus a very enjoyable pontoon ride on the St. Croix River next to the Wisconsin border. They returned home on Tuesday. They commented that, “It  sure was green in Minnesota compared to South Dakota.” Tucker, Bev and Tina Hudson drove to Ft. Pierre on Wednesday to attend the funeral services for Tucker's Aunt Marion Hudson. Others from this area attending the services were Brent, Gina and Jessie Hoffman. This was Brent's Grandma Hudson. Our sympathy is extended to all the family but, especially to Brent. It’s darn hard to lose Grandmas. Lacey, Robert and Quirt Wondercheck were in Rapid City Friday for doctors appointments. They took in Story Book Island after the doctor appointment. Amanda Thompson started school at Rapid City Central High School. She’ll be living where she did last year with her Aunt Kelly LaRou and Grandma Maxine Bongard. Harold Waterland, Bub and Troy Thompson, Chad King, and Brad Austin worked cattle with Robert Wondercheck and Allen Waterland at our place Saturday. Lacey and Quirt Wondercheck brought up dinner and served the crew. The South Dakota State 4-H Rodeo Finals are going on in Ft. Pierre this weekend. I’m expecting results from Bev Hudson before I have to send this in. I’m hoping all the area kids do well, stay safe, and enjoy the experience. I had a call this week concern-

Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden
Some relief from the heat came on Saturday after a warm week. It's still very dry in Central Meade County and rain is much needed. Some dams are becoming dry, or too low for the cows to drink. Hopefully, next week's report will be better. Some of our college bound students headed off to universities on Sunday. Some going for the first time that many know are Jade Keffeler, Trenton Schuelke, Royce Haines, TyAnn Schuelke, and Tristen Simons. Most, if not all of these, are planning to attend West River universities. Experience has shown me that the transition is much smoother if they are able to attend college closer to home. Best wishes for a great year to them! The Rural School Book Fair  will be on Thursday, September 6th at the Central Meade County Community Center in Union Center. Lifetouch will be taking school pictures. Parents are encouraged to send money with the kids so they can get some books, posters, or school supplies, or stop by themselves. Bob Smiley is reportedly at the Sturgis Hospital taking therapy treatments after a blood clot in his leg. One may want to pay him a visit or send a card of encouragement to Bob & Ardis. JD and Dana Keffeler hosted a community picnic at their home on Saturday evening. It was very well attended and was the first comfortable evening we've had in a while. A big thank you to the Keffelers for opening their home and for their service to host a great community event. We have a number of bow hunters in the area and it's antelope season. Jenny Spring shot an antelope Sunday morning. Travis Brown got a nice one about a week earlier. Others will be watching and waiting for the perfect shot throughout the next several weeks. Gary and Amy Cammack are completing a nice addition to their home. One may want to look a little closer while driving through Union Center to see a more spacious home. They have plans for a rock front on the outside. Many ranchers are working cows to pregnancy check, treat for flies, meds., etc. at this time. Some will be selling calves soon so we are optimistic that cattle prices will hold this year. One weather report was that the fall would be wetter than normal. We will see how accurate they are and hope they are right. The Faith football team will have their first game against Dupree on Friday. Their next game is against Rapid City Christian and both of these games are away games. Caden Smiley, Cheney Keffeler, Tye Grubl, Teagan Grubl, Tanner Simons, Wyatt Schuelke and Tristen Rhoden are playing football for Faith. Wyatt and Tristen are currently on the injured list.  The girls volleyball team will play their first game on  August 30 at McIntosh at 6:00 pm. Paige Brink, Brooke and Bailey Enright play volleyball for Faith. Wyatt Schuelke, Tanielle Arneson, and others attended the State 4-H Rodeo this weekend. Tanielle  placed 3rd over all in goat tying. She is the daughter of Melvin and Trina Arneson. No other results have been reported at this time.

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Page 6 • August 29, 2012 • The Faith Independent South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame induction to be held
The South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame is to honor South Dakota musicians, performers, and music entertainers for their contributions to and promotion of country music in the state of South Dakota. It is our goal to promote country music; and to protect and preserve memories of the music scene through recordings both live and past film footage. Memory books, videos, CDs, and records of the artists music will be compiled and preserved for the public to have access to throughout South Dakota history. The South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame started as a brainstorm in 2003 from Kenny and Jeanette Powell and Barb Alley to honor Kenny's uncle, Curt Powell, who was an accomplished musician. Curt passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. It started out as a musicians jam session in 2003 and became an actual awards program in 2004. The event has turned into an annual event with some proceeds being donated to promote music in elementary school programs through raffles and donations. Their goal is to establish a permanent home and museum for the Hall of Fame to display the memorabilia, instruments, photos and sound recordings that have been donated to the organization by musicians, fans, and inductees. The 2012 Inductees are: Roy King, George Mallory, Dave Bergquist, Cleo Bee, Susan McNeill, John McNeill, Stringbean Svenson, Larry Yarrow, Rob Stack, Chip Bradley, Elizabeth Foss and Rory Hoffman. The Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday, September 9 at Cedar Shore Resort at Oacoma. Festivities begin at 2pm. Doors Open @ noon for an autograph/photosession.

Nitrate QuikTest available at 20 veterinary clinics & SDSU Extension Centers
Twenty-two veterinarians at 20 clinics are now trained and certified to do the nitrate QuikTest on standing forages. Producers should take standing forage that has been cut at ground level to SDSU Extension locations or veterinary clinics that have the testing available. Such crops include milo, corn, millet, sudan, soybeans, etc. The test does not work on corn that has already been chopped for silage. In this situation the sample would need to be sent to a lab for quantitative analysis. QuikTest locations: Aberdeen Regional Extension Center. 605.626.2870 Watertown Regional Extension Center, 605.882.5140 Sioux Falls Regional Extension Center, 605.782.3290 Mitchell Regional Extension Center, 605.995.7378 Winner Regional Extension Center, 605.842.1267 Rapid City Regional Extension Center, 605.394.1722 Lemmon Regional Extension Center, 605.374.4177 Pierre Regional Extension Center, 605.773.8120 Bennett County Extension Office Clark County Extension Office Charles Mix County Extension Office Douglas County Extension Office Hamlin County Extension Office Huron Veterinary Hospital Gregory Animal Clinic Animal Health Center, Redfield Armour Veterinary Clinic Oahe Veterinary Clinic, Pierre Golden Veterinary Service, Wall Cheyenne River Animal Hospital, Edgemont Dakota West Animal Health, Faith Parker Veterinary Clinic Murdo Veterinary Clinic Cook Veterinary Clinic, LLC, Rapid City Clark Veterinary, Clark Animal Clinic, LTD, Winner Dakota Hills Veterinary Clinic, Rapid City Belle Fourche Vet Clinic Sioux Nation Ag Center, Freeman Crossroads Vet Clinic, Bowdle Lake Area Veterinary Clinic, Watertown Golden Veterinary Service, Milesville Frederick Veterinary Service For more information visit, iGrow.org.

Construction started on Hwy 34/Lazelle in Sturgis
The SD Department of Transportation and the city of Sturgis began reconstruction work on Lazelle Street between Blanche Street and 11th Street in Sturgis on Monday (Aug. 20). The department will work on sidewalk and approach modifications and signals, and the city will replace water lines. Phase I work for the DOT includes curb and gutter, sidewalks, lighting, and signal work from Junction Ave. to Blanche Street and will require Highway 34 traffic to detour to Douglas Street between Junction Ave. and Blanche Street. All trucks will be detoured around Sturgis via Highway 79, Highway 212 through Nisland and Belle Fourche, and Highway 34 between Belle Fourche and Whitewood. Phase I is expected to be completed by Nov. 17. Phase II of the project is expected to begin next March. Truck traffic will be detoured through Sturgis on Junction Avenue. Local traffic will be detoured on Main Street between Junction Avenue and 11th Street in Sturgis. The overall completion date for the project is July 23, 2013. Complete road construction information can be found at www.safetraveulusa.com/sd or by dialing 511. 

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Gov. Daugaard’s Column
About a month ago, legislative leadership, the Chief Justice and I announced the formation of the Criminal Justice Initiative. This initiative has three goals:  make the public safer, hold criminals accountable for their actions, and use public funds efficiently. Since the initial announcement, a work group comprised of law enforcement, prosecutors, legislators, defense attorneys, judges, treatment providers, and members of my staff have met several times to look at ways to achieve those goals. I have no policy change proposals which are driving this effort. Neither does the Chief Justice or the members of the work group. Policy proposals, if any, should come at the end – after the facts have been examined, and evidence-based practices have been studied. Thus far, work group meetings have been a good examination of South Dakota’s criminal justice system, from probation to prison to parole. The group is considering what other states do, and how they spend their corrections’ dollars. We should not be afraid to look critically at ourselves. If we find something we cannot defend, then perhaps it is indefensible and needs to be changed. In short, we don’t know what policies will come from this initiative, as it is still in the fact-gathering and policy-considering stages. There are a few issues and ideas that this work group is not considering. The work group is not discussing letting current offenders out of prison. The work group is not considering changes to the death penalty, the juvenile justice system, or the sex-offender registry.  The work group is not considering deeper societal questions that could be a root cause of crime, such as poverty or education. These are important issues, but they are so complex in their own right that they could overwhelm the discussion. The group is instead focusing on increased public safety, more offender accountability, and efficient use of taxpayer dollars. South Dakota incarcerates more people per capita than our neighboring states – nearly twice the rate of North Dakota and Minnesota. South Dakota’s prisons are filling, and locking more people up has a significant cost. Projections show that – if we change nothing – our prison population will increase 25 percent over the next 10 years, at an additional $224 million cost. At our current rate, we will need to build a new women’s prison in just a few years and another men’s prison not long afterward. The dollars we would use are funds that we could not spend on other

State’s ACT scores steady, Still above national average
South Dakota’s average composite ACT score remains unchanged from last year at 21.8, where it has been for the past three years. The national average was also unchanged from a year ago, sitting at 21.1 as it has for four of the past five years. While South Dakota’s scores are consistently higher than the national average by several tenths of a point, South Dakota Secretary of Education Dr. Melody Schopp says there is always room for improvement. She said efforts, such as implementation of the Common Core State Standards, should help boost student learning overall. With the Common Core, students will be challenged to engage higher-level thinking skills in order to arrive at a deeper understanding of the concepts they are learning. “The Common Core standards were designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary as they move into postsecondary education and careers,” Schopp said. The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, with 36 as the highest possible score. Students are tested in the areas of English, mathematics, reading and science, although the science portion is science reasoning, not sciencecontent knowledge. The ACT test is commonly used as a benchmark for college entrance and readiness. In South Dakota, 81 percent of graduating seniors took the ACT, which is high for states that don’t require ACT testing for graduation. The state Department of Education offers South Dakota students several resources to prepare for the test, such as access to free test preparation materials available through SDMyLife.com, an online academic and career planning resource hosted by the department. In addition, the department collaborates with the Board of Regents to identify and assist high school students whose ACT scores indicate they will require remediation at the college and university level. “We have tools in place that can help assist these students in shoring up their knowledge and skills,” Schopp said. “If students can get some of this remedial work done before their postsecondary education, it will save them both time and money once they make the transition.” Average Composite ACT Scores – South Dakota vs. National Year State National 2008 22.0 21.1 2009 22.0 21.1 21.8 21.0 2010 2011 21.8 21.1 2012 21.8 21.1

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priorities, such as education, economic development, or infrastructure. This does not mean that our prisons are full and we should stop locking people up. We should and will continue to lock up dangerous, violent career criminals. We should never be afraid of self-examination. I look forward to the recommendations of the work group, because I believe we will find ways to improve. I believe we can do a better job of keeping the public safe, while spending tax dollars more effectively. That will allow us to spend more on schools, roads and job creation, or provide tax relief. We are committed to making South Dakota safer, holding criminals more accountable, and providing taxpayers with a better public safety return for their corrections’ dollars.

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Badlands Cowboys for Christ Rodeo Bible Camp … Badlands Cowboys for Christ Rodeo Bible Camp …
was held August 6-9 in Kadoka. A total of 106 campers attended the camp where they received rodeo instruction for two days, then competed in two rodeo performances, along with attending daily chapel and devotions. Bobbie Till won second in the average of barrels with a time of 34.195 on both runs. Photo courtesy of Robyn Jones was held August 6-9 in Kadoka. Jamie Derflinger 17.449. Photo courtesy of Robyn Jones

Tyrell Bachman … won the
Saddle Bronc, Bull Riding and All Around Sr. Boy Saddles at the State 4-H Finals last weekend. He also won the Casey Tibbs High Point Saddle Bronc Buckle that he is holding. Picture courtesy of Kim Bachman

Badlands Cowboys for Christ Rodeo Bible Camp …
was held August 6-9 in Kadoka. Jake Foster heading and Lane Schuelke heeling. Photo courtesy of Robyn Jones

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Badlands Cowboys for Christ Rodeo Bible Camp …
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Badlands Cowboys for Christ Rodeo Bible Camp …
was held August 6-9 in Kadoka. Tricia Wilken had a 7.56 in goat tying. Photo courtesy of Robyn Jones

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Cross Country opens season
August 24 was the first meet of the 2012 season for the Faith Longhorn Cross Country Team. There were 12 schools participating in the Mobridge-Pollock Invitational Meet – Faith, Aberdeen Roncalli, Dupree, Ipswich, Lemmon, McLaughlin, Potter County (Gettysburg-Hoven Co-Op), Sitting Bull, Stanley County, Timber Lake, Wakpala, and the host team. The Faith boys placed fifth as a team. Placing for the Faith Longhorn team were: Varsity Boys 5,000 meter race: 16th-Drew Vance 20:04, 19th-Jarius Halligan 20:55, 22ndDavid Ruth 24:10 Junior Varsity Boys 3,000 meter run: 20th-James Ulrich 15:19, 23th-Brock Vance 16:30, 24th-Mark Smith 18:15, 25thBailey Deuter 18:42, 26th-Joseph Ulrich 19:10 Boys 1,600 meter race: 8thTreyton Bushong 6:41, 11thJacob Ulrich 7:02, 24th-Tyson Selby 7:37, 26th-Jerin Halligan 9:13. Varsity Girls 4,000 meter race: 21st-Brooke Enright 20:29, 26th-Shayna Engel 21:56 Girls 1,600 Meter race: 3rdBrandi Enright 6:37, 14th-Lenae Haines 7:38, 22nd-Sydnie Schauer 9:12. In the Fun Run Jackson Schauer placed first, Caden Selby was second, Gabe Bushong placed 5th, Ann Ulrich was 11th, Allix Vance placed 12th and Krece Halligan placed 19th. Faith hosts the Ryan Day Memorial Cross Country Meet this Friday, August 31. The meet starts at 10:00 near Durkee Lake at the North Shore Golf Course.

Mobridge Fun Run … Jackson Schauer-1st, Caden Selby-2nd, Gabe Bushong-5th, Ann Ulrich-10th,
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Page 10• August 29, 2012 • The Faith Independent Ag Secretary Vilsack’s Column
Expanding access to credit in rural America As drought continues across America, President Obama and I continue doing all we can to help producers. In addition to the actions we’ve already taken, we will continue to call on Congress to pass a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill that gives USDA more tools to help, while providing more certainty for our producers. Throughout this disaster, USDA has worked hard to offer emergency access to credit for farmers and ranchers. In the early days of the drought, USDA acted to lower the interest rate for FSA Emergency Loans from 3.75 percent to 2.25 percent. This week, USDA announced that we will modify emergency loans by allowing loans to be made earlier in the season – helping livestock producers to offset increased feed costs, as well as those who have liquidated herds. In addition we’ve continued working with the Small Business Administration and the National Credit Union Administration to further increase emergency lending in drought-stricken areas. But the importance of access to credit in rural America goes well beyond the current drought. Under President Obama, USDA has made access to credit a priority for producers, for rural businesses, and for families – and we have achieved a record amount of accomplishments. Since 2009, USDA has made or guaranteed a record number of loans for farmers and ranchers – more than $1.8 billion in loans for nearly 130,000 producers. USDA has made a record level of loans, along with grants, to help nearly 58,000 rural small businesses grow, creating or saving hundreds of thousands of jobs in rural areas. We’ve provided loans and loan guarantees for more than 520,000 families to buy or refinance a home, to ensure that Americans who are working hard and playing by the rules have a chance to achieve the dream of homeownership. And USDA lending is helping to develop a strong biobased economy in America. This August alone, USDA added two new loan guarantee efforts to help build advanced biofuel plants in Nevada and North Carolina that will continue our work to make America more energy secure, while bringing hundreds of new jobs to those states. We’re proud of these results, but we can keep building on our success. We can help more producers get a loan to buy or improve a farm. We can help small business owners expand their operations. We can do more to grow the biobased economy. By giving folks in rural areas more tools to succeed, USDA will continue to create good-paying jobs in rural America while helping strengthen our nation’s economy as a whole.

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A nice run of both sheep and cattle here for our sale Monday, August 27, with a steady to lower market on all classes of livestock. The sheep market continues to have a lot of pressure put on the feeder lamb market, with feeder cattle, cows and bulls steady to some lower. Thank you for your business. Young Ranch 110 ......................................lambs Greg Smith 51 ........................................lambs 26.................................ewe lambs Ryan Alley 73.................................ewe lambs 67 ........................................lambs Bud Long 61.................................ewe lambs 96 ........................................lambs Tracy Buer 157 ......................................lambs .................................................... Hank Hamil 17 ................Angus heifers (open)

102 ...............$86.50 103 ...............$86.50 103 ...............$90.50 83 ...............$106.50 85 .................$92.00 78 ...............$105.00 90 .................$86.50 79 .................$99.25 .............................. 905 .............$126.50

Governor Daugaard asks Labor Day travelers to stay safe
Governor Dennis Daugaard is asking motorists to be extra careful when traveling on Labor Day weekend. Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, and families often make it a time for one final outing together, the governor said. Ten people were killed and 247 others were injured in crashes on South Dakota roads during the past five Labor Day weekends, according to the state Office of Accident Records. Four of those fatalities involved alcohol-related crashes. “Designating a sober driver and always making it a firm practice to never drink and drive greatly increase the chances of having a safe trip and an enjoyable holiday weekend,’’ Daugaard said. “Most accidents are entirely preventable if drivers make safe choices and make sure their passengers do, too.’’ That means always using seatbelts, heeding speed limits, not overdriving road conditions and never driving after drinking. “Those are important habits whenever you travel,’’ the governor said. “They are especially important when additional traffic will be on our highways during Labor Day weekend.’’

Brian Harper 11.................Angus heifers (open) consignment of 40 ...........blk & bldy heifers (spay) Monte Smith 10 ................Angus heifers (open) JR Partnership 10.............................Angus steers Jesse Dye 4...............................Angus steers Cammack Ranch 9 ..................Angus heifers (open) .................................................... ...................................................... consignment of 19 .........................blk & bldy cows 22 .........................blk & bldy cows 40 .........................blk & bldy cows 40 .........................blk & bldy cows 27 .........................blk & bldy cows Larry Rhoden 1 ..................................Angus cow

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Page 12• August 29, 2012 • The Faith Independent LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWA School
The City of Faith, South Dakota will be accepting sealed Bids for labor only on the following items as per specifications on file in the Finance Office at the Faith Community Center, Faith, South Dakota. Paint East Door on Ambulance Building Window installed in the Municipal Building Roof re-shingled at the Community Center Paint in some areas on the exterior of the Community Center Roof re-shingled at the Public Safety Building Paint in some areas on the exterior of the Public Safety Building Gutter and Downspout at the Faith Library Roof on Park Shelter Roof on bathroom at the Lake Roof on Ice House Sealed bids will be received up until 4:00 P.M. MDT on September 4, 2012. Bids will publicly be opened and read in the regular meeting room of the Common Council in the Faith Community Center at Faith, South Dakota at 7:30 P.M., M.S.T on September 4th, 2012. Each sealed bid must be clearly marked on which item you are bidding on. The City of Faith reserves the right to reject any and all bids and any and all portions thereof, and to waive any irregularities. By: Debbie Brown City Finance Officer City of Faith Faith, South Dakota Published August 22 & 29, 2012 for a total approximate cost of $44.82 Hearing will be held September 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Erksine Administrative Building for the Application of Butte Electric Cooperative, Inc. for permission to renew its franchise to construct electric transmission lines on and along the public highways of Meade County. This is the time and place any person interested may appear and show cause why said petition should not be granted. Dated this 15th day of August, 2012. Lisa Schieffer Meade County Auditor Published August 29, 2012 at the total approximate cost of $6.13


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The Board of Education of the Faith School District 46-2 met in regular session with Chairwoman Johnson calling the meeting to order at 7:03pm. Bret Hanson led the Pledge of Allegiance. Members present: Hanson, Johnson, Vance and Welter. Members absent: Simonson. Motion by Welter, 2nd by Hanson to approve the amended agenda. Motion carried. Motion by Welter, 2nd by Hanson to approve the following financial statements: Faith Imprest Fund beginning balance – 175.65; receipts – from district – 18.00; expenses – other – 18.44, to district – 193.65; ending balance – (18.44). Trust & Agency beginning balance – 33,490.76; receipts – 797.77; expenses – 347.67; ending balance – 33,940.86. Faith School District beginning balance – 1,202,598.79; receipts – penalties and interest on tax – 50.28, interest earned – 121.57, donations and contributions – 1,300.00, other – 11.88; county sources – 1,211.70; state sources – 75,708.00; accounts receivable – 238,210.74; disbursements – 47,454.14; payroll – 67,348.57; ending balance – 1,404,410.25. Certified salaries – 35,358.20, noncertified salaries – 9,017.83; FIT – 4471.33; FICA – 7,898.51; Horace Mann – 100.00; Aspire Financial – 415.00; SDRS – 7,231.74. Motion by Welter, 2nd by Vance to approve the amended minutes as discussed. Motion carried. Motion by Welter, 2nd by Hanson to approve the following claims: General Fund: Aberdeen American News (pub) – 200.00; AFLAC (ins) – 883.30; American Legacy Publishing (supp) – 171.94; AmericInn Motel (travel) – 1,775.00; Apple (ipads) – 3,790.00; B. Bushong (supp, custodial) – 3,031.76; Career Kids (supp) – 466.41; CDWG (supp) – 7,996.00; Chair Slippers (supp) – 598.18; Chris Supply (supp) – 160.00; City of Faith (util) – 3,761.28; Classic Cleaning Co. (mtnce) – 396.80; Curriculum Associates (supp) – 45.99; Dakota Business Center (mtnce, svcs) – 748.05; Dakota Lettering (supp) – 332.77; D. Hellekson (supp) – 29.86; E. Baye (gas) – 29.42; Faith Independent (comm.) – 362.91; Faith Lumber (supp) – 295.59; Fisher Scientific (supp) – 111.45; Frey Scientific (supp) – 375.96; Governors Inn (travel) – 75.00; Grand Electric (util) – 26.25; Hal Leonard Corp. (supp) – 195.00; Heartland Paper (supp) – 1,762.79; Heartland Waste Mgmnt. (util) – 60.00; Houghton Mifflin Co. (supp) – 154.80; Iron Horse Ag Services (mtnce) – 356.52; J. Rassmussen (mtnce) – 200.00; Jones School Supply (supp) – 85.21; K. Lutz (mlg to parents) – 766.64; Knight Security (mtnce) – 384.00; Krause Storage (rental) – 585.00; Legal Shield (ins) – 221.15; M&D Food Shop (gas) – 99.17; National Geographic Kids (sub) – 34.00; Pearson Education (supp) – 339.06; Quill (supp) – 492.60; Rapid City Area Schools (supp) – 795.23; School Outfitters (mtnce) – 167.99; School Specialty (supp) – 765.20; SD Federal Property (supp) – 115.00; SDSDBF (ins) – 10.079.75; Servall Uniform (mtnce) – 189.14; Supreme School Supp (supp) – 346.74; Teacher Direct (supp) – 88.08; Teachers’ Discount – 143.18; Teachers Discovery (supp) – 127.43; The Guardian (dental) – 1,445.57; The McGraw Hill Co. (supp) – 281.32; Transamerica (ins) – 20.41; Vanway Trophy & Award (medals) – 322.00; Visa (supp) – 803.39; VWR Sargent Welch (supp) – 340.38; Zaner-Bloser (supp) – 641.59; total General Fund – 48,072.26. Capital Outlay: Farmers State Bank (QZAB) – 17,857.14; Hewlett Packard Co. (computers) – 34,140.00; US Dept of Agriculture (payoff loan) – 120,832.49; Wells Fargo Financial (lease) – 530.00; total Capital Outlay – 173,359.63. Special Education: AFLAC (ins) – 147.06; BenefitMall/Centerstone Ins. (ins) – 19.26; Cambium Learning (supp) – 160.55; Hands on Health (PT) – 1,218.77; Legal Shield (ins) – 31.90; NWAS (OT) – 13,863.37; SDSDBF (ins) – 1,007.81; total Special Ed – 16,448.72. Debt Service: Northland Trust Svcs (fees) – 1,180.00. Total Debt Service – 1,180.00; Capital Projects: School Outfitters (bulletin boards) – 1,679.80; Sterling West (mulch) – 2,358.00; total Capital Projects – 2,358.00. Food Service: AFLAC (ins) – 50.24; BenefitMall/Centerstone Ins. (ins) – 170.16; Legal Shield (ins) – 29.90; SDSDBF (ins) – 418.03; The Guardian (dental) – 39.02; total Food Service – 707.35. Total claims all funds – 243,805.76. Motion carried. Mrs. Baye presented the Community Service Award she and Mr. Daughters accepted on behalf of the Fundraising Committee at the ASBSD/SASD Joint Convention and also presented awards to Bret Hanson, Sharron Johnson and Noma Welter for completing the Gavel I training. Sharron Johnson presented certificates of appreciation to those that volunteered with the playground. No citizens wished to address the board. Motion by Vance, 2nd by Welter to go into executive session with legal counsel at 7:19 pm. Motion carried. Chairwoman Johnson declared the board out of executive session at 8:34 pm. Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Vance that the Faith School District joins as an appellant along with the landowners in the case of the minor boundary change. Motion carried. Mrs. Baye gave the superintendent’s report. It will be exciting to have the new building busy with the activity of students and staff. Everyone has worked hard to get things ready and make it work. A special note of thanks to the custodial and office staff for working throughout all the extra work of moving. Mrs. Vance has put in much time in keeping the network up and going. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the extra effort of so many. The parking lot is cleared and ready for the City to chip-seal within the next few weeks. The telephone and computers are all transferred over to the new building and most of the teachers have been in and are getting their rooms ready. The carpet has been installed at Maurine and the cleaning work is being done. The donor wall is complete and ready to be picked up. Athletic practices start August 13th and staff in-service is on August 17th. Students will arrive on August 20th. Mrs. Baye attended the ASBSD/SASD Joint Convention in Sioux Falls August 8-10th. The emphasis was on the new accountability and assessment system being introduced to replace some of the features of NCLB. Many of the sessions were about the Initiated Measure 15 concerning the additional sales tax for education and Medicaid. The State Report Card should be available within the week and will be in a much different format this year. We maintained scores in the proficient and advanced level above the state average. We will know more as we study the complete reports with our data retreat this fall. We received word from the Dept. of Education that the Consolidated Application has been approved. Jim Parry from the TIE Office shared that although there was no money for the Dakota Character Grant, they were going to continue some of the services and try to continue the survey results. We still need to have the bulletin board and promethean boards installed. Plans are to have an in-service for the staff this fall when a convenient date for the teachers has been decided. Mr. Daughters gave the principal’s report. Practice for fall sports began today. The first cross country meet will be in Mobridge on August 24th with our meet scheduled for August 31st. The first volleyball match is August 30th at home with McIntosh and the first football game will be August 31st in Dupree. School starts on August 20th at 8:00 am with a staff in-service on August 17th. Mrs. Lewig will be hosting a “Meet the Teacher” night in her classroom to meet the parents and students of the preschool and kindergarten classes. Laptop Orientation will be held on August 15th for all incoming freshmen as well as any new students to the district. No library report was available. Scott Vance gave the NWAS report. The NWAS board had large turnover and elected new officers at their annual meeting. Oneida joined as a member. Sharron Johnson gave a facilities committee report. A meeting was held with Ainsworth-Benning on August 13th to go over the remaining punch list items. The electricians were also here to train staff on the AC/Heating. Many items were discussed this spring and still remain to be fixed. Sidewalks to the playground still need to be put in. Bret Hanson asked why it has taken so long for those items to be fixed. Every effort will be made to get them fixed prior to school starting. Hanson asked if we had received a Certificate of Occupancy or just the Certificate of Substantial Completion and whether or not we can start school if the Certificate of Occupancy has not been received. Mrs. Baye shared that all of the engineers have signed off on the project. The sign donated by the Class of 2011 still needs to be placed. Mr. Daughters gave the playground committee report. The playground is finished with much help from many volunteers with the exception of swings that still need to be ordered. The Student Council is finishing up with the leveling of the mulch that remains. The playground committee received a donation of $1,300.00 from the Bev Baxter memorial. Motion by Welter, 2nd by Vance to approve Melinda Selby and Dana Keffeler as co-advisors for the concessions. Discussion followed and motion failed. Motion by Vance, 2nd by Welter to approve Melinda Selby and Dana Keffeler as junior class co-advisors. Motion carried. Mrs. Baye shared some information on the School Report Card regarding the Dakota STEP test results. Each of the schools – elementary, middle, high school, and the Maurine School – met the Annual Measurable Objective and exceeded the state’s scores for both reading and math. The scores will be broken down during the annual data retreat and Mrs. Baye will present them at the October meeting. RtI is a new program that will be implemented within the Title I program this year. Mrs. Baye explained the basics of the program and how it can help teachers target instruction to a student’s particular needs. Mr. Daughters shared that a teacher in-service will be held on August 17th as he felt there was a lot to still be learned about the program. Bret Hanson asked if the program could be implemented if the application was not yet complete. Mrs. Baye stated the application would be complete after the in-service and she felt that implementing the

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RtI program was necessary as it is tied to our Title I funding. Hanson shared that a curriculum change should have started at the board level and they should have been more informed about the change than having it presented at the board meeting a week before school starts. Board committee assignments were discussed and tentatively assigned. Policy committee – Hanson and Johnson; Budget committee – Welter and Vance; Facilities committee – Johnson and Welter; Legislative committee – Hanson and Vance; Library board – Welter; NWAS representative – Vance; and Negotiating committee – Welter and Simonson. In any other business, Hanson asked that a thank-you to the playground committee and Faith Lumber be put in the paper. He also asked if any work had been done on the Home School policy. Scott Vance shared that he may know of a table that could be used in the conference room and also would follow up on the Bev Baxter memorial tree. Motion by Welter, 2nd by Vance to approve the following contracts: Richard Moore, Maurine School in the amount of $32,300.00; Richard Moore, Maurine School (7 periods) $4,614.00; Sandra Engel, Title I Aide in the amount of $9.20 per hour; Karen Inghram, Food Service Worker in the amount of $8.60 per hour; and JoAnn Jensen, Food Service Worker in the amount of $8.00 per hour. Discussion was held about the prep time at the Maurine School and if that could be worked out now that there are two teachers there instead of paying both teachers for 7 periods per day. Johnson, Vance and Welter – aye; Hanson – nay. Motion carried. Motion by Welter, 2nd by Hanson to approve the contract of Buffy Groves for the position of Junior High Girls Basketball coach in the amount of $610.00. Motion carried. Motion by Vance, 2nd by Welter to approve the corrected admissions prices as adult - $5.00, students $4.00 and senior citizens (65 and older) $3.00. Double header prices: adult - $8.00, students $6.00 and senior citizens (65 and older) $5.00. Activity ticket prices: adult $68.00, students - $50.00, and senior citizens (65 and older) $47.00. Motion carried. Motion by Welter, 2nd by Hanson to table action to surplus the school lockers until the next meeting. Motion carried. Motion by Vance, 2nd by Welter to approve Open Enrollment applications 2013-01; 2013-02; and 2013-03. Motion carried. Motion by Vance, 2nd by Welter to approve Open Enrollment application 2013-01-out. Motion carried. Home School exemptions were shared with the board. Motion by Vance, 2nd by Welter to go into executive session for contract negotiations at 10:27 pm. Chairwoman Johnson declared the board out of executive session at 11:00 pm. No action was taken. Motion by Welter, 2nd by Vance to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 11:01 pm. _______________________________ Sharron Johnson, President Board of Education ________________________________ Amie Schauer, Business Manager Published August 29, 2012 for a total approximate cost of $122.48

Plans and Specifications may be obtained on the Brosz Engineering website at www.broszeng.com at no charge. One hard copy may be obtained at the office of Brosz Engineering located at 3561 Whitewood Road, Sturgis, SD 57785 at no charge to South Dakota Contractors. All other sets will be delivered upon payment of $25.00 (non-refundable) for each set. The City of Faith reserves the right to accept or reject any or all BIDS, to waive any informality in the BID received and to accept the BID that is to the advantage of, and in the best interest of the City of Faith. Each bid must contain a certified check, a Cashier's check or Draft, for five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid; such check to be certified or issued by either a State or National Bank and payable to the City of Faith or in lieu there of a Bid Bond for Ten percent (10%) of the amount of this bid, such bond to be issued by a Surety authorized to do business in the State of South Dakota and payable to the City of Faith as a guarantee that such bidder will enter into a contract with said City of Faith, its Board of Commission thereof in accordance with the terms of such letting and bid in case such bidder is awarded the contract. The Certified Check or other guarantee, or bid bond of the successful bidder will be returned to him forthwith upon the execution of the contract and surety hereafter provided for. At the time the successful bidder enters into a contract for the construction of public improvement or the furnishing of any material or labor thereof, the Contractor will be required, before commencing such work, to furnish surety in an amount not less than the contract price, for the faithful performance of such contract, with additional obligation that such performance of such contractor will promptly pay all persons supplying him with labor or material in the prosecution of the work provided for in such contract. The Contractor shall also provide proof of liability insurance and workman’s compensation insurance, as per section 21 of the General Conditions. Bids will be sealed and marked “Drainage Improvements”. The City of Faith requests the Original Bid. Bids will be mailed or hand delivered to the City Finance Officer, City of Faith, PO Box 368 Faith, South Dakota, 57626. By order of the City of Faith, dated this August 16th , 2012. Debbie Brown, City Finance Officer Published August 22, & 29, 2012 for a total approximate cost of $49.37

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The Board further discussed with McGirr the Secondary Road Fund, which included the spending/revenue that takes place within the fund and the possibility of getting that information monthly. The Board discussed whether the same was needed or not on a monthly basis. McGirr asked the Board for direction regarding the same. Chairman Aker informed McGirr that they are not expecting to see that in September because the Commission, at this time, has not decided whether they want to track the same each month. Commissioner Creed wanted to send kudos out to the Highway Department for fighting the fires that took place that previous Friday night and the men getting out there to help fight the same. Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin gave an update to the Board regarding the Rally. Commissioner Creed had comments to make about the ground zero meetings wherein there were highly technical people here. Those individuals had never seen the amount of cooperation and working within inner agencies and lack of “turfdom”. Creed went on to say that she believes that says a whole lot about our Sheriff’s Department, Police Department, etc., working together. Also mentioned, was the fact that with this being one of the largest events in the Nation, that law and order could be maintained with such limited resources and personnel. Emergency Manager/Veteran Service Officer Angella Sutton came to update the Board on the ground zero meetings for the Rally. Commissioner Assistant/Human Resource Manager Jerry Derr gave updates regarding his office. Mr. Derr then spoke personally and not as an employee of Meade County about a flag policy for Meade County. The Board discussed the same and advised Mr. Derr to come with a policy for next month. Marv Kammerer, Meade County resident, followed up on Mr. Derr's flag policy. Kammerer also handed out to the Board “The Real Price Combat Veterans Pay.” Meade County Auditor Lisa Schieffer updated the Board on office matters, with the various elections taking place in the following month, working on tax increment districts, and the assessment of central utilities with the Department of Revenue. The Board then individually updated the public on Commission matters. Commissioner Cammack reported about the completion of the New Underwood Road and expressed the concerns for fires. Commissioner Heidgerken reiterated the fire concerns. Heidgerken attended the Black Hills RCD meeting and also went to the SD Housing Authority meeting. Commissioner Creed informed the Board that the ambulance and fire calls were way up during the Rally and most were out in the County. Creed will discuss vendor permits at a later time on the agenda. Creed expressed her disappointment with sales tax and even though the county does not get any sales tax, the State collects such a small portion particularly in West River. It appears that the permanent sale tax license holders get penalized compared to the temporary ones. Creed informed the public that the Department of Revenue moved out on Wednesday because it was not worth them to stay and collect tax and they could not justify the overtime for their employees. Discussion was had about Commissioner Creed addressing a letter to the Department of Revenue regarding the same. Creed also made an announcement that coming in near future there will be a big business moving to Sturgis. Commissioner Aker attended the Black Hills Association meeting wherein he and Pennington County Commissioner Nancy Trautman were appointed for the working group. Aker informed the Board that he will have an upcoming meeting with the Sturgis Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), which will handle our loan fund. Ray Dvorak, Meade County business owner, concurred with Commissioner Creed regarding the comments on sales tax collection. Dvorak is all for writing a letter to the Department of Revenue regarding sales tax. 4. Items from Sheriff Action, Discussion: A. 911 Ordinance Chairman Aker will defer until later in the day. Discussion ensued later in the day on the 911 Ordinance. Motion to set the 911 fee at the State rate. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Cammack, and Heidgerken. Not Present at Vote: Creed 5. Items from City of Sturgis Action, Discussion, Information: A. Mr. Ron Koan - Disaster Mitigation Specialist Ron Koan and Attorney Rena Hymans came before the Board to discuss the Fire-Hazmat-Ambulance-Rescue Emergency Services agreement between the City of Sturgis and Meade County. Hymans expressed that they will be approaching the City of Sturgis about a possible error in the contract and would like the County to support their position on the same. The Board discussed possibly putting the same on the agenda for September for adding a third member to the contract or to dissolve the same. The Board decided to have the State’s Attorney’s Office look over the contract and a meeting with the Joint Committee will be set up. 6. Items from Commission Action, Discussion: A. Consider Speed Limits on Piedmont Area Roads Chairman Aker put this item on the agenda for Homer Smith Road. Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin was present. Discussion took place regarding the speed limit for the road. The Board discussed with Merwin safety issues and felt that 25 mph would be appropriate. Deb Black came before the Board and expressed that 25mph would be adequate. The Board, after further discussion on numerous roads, will defer the matter until September after Meade County Highway Superintendent Ken McGirr and Sheriff Merwin can get together and look at a list of the roads so the same will be consistent throughout Meade County. The same will be taken up with the Transportation Committee and then brought back before the Board. Action, Discussion: B. County Achievement Award Discussion was had regarding submitting to the SD Association of County Offices various County Achievement Applications for Meade County. Motion to approve submitting our Board Docs software program for paperless solutions for a County Achievement Award. Motion by Creed, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, and Heidgerken. Motion to approve submitting the Meade County Booklet done by Commissioner Creed for a Public Relations Award. Motion by Aker, second by Cammack. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, and Heidgerken. Motion to approve submitting the Meade County web site designed by Human Resource/Commissioner Assistant Jerry Derr for an Achievement Award. Motion by Creed, second by Cammack. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Creed, Cammack, and Heidgerken. Nay: Aker. Motion to approve submitting the Erksine Administrative Office Building improvement project for an Achievement Award. Motion by Heidgerken, second Cammack. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Creed, Cammack, and Heidgerken. Nay: Aker. Action, Discussion, Information: C. Communiques to Commission Board of County Commissioners may act on any correspondence presented. The following communiques were given to the Commission: USDA Drought Resources for Stakeholders; Kiwanis Letter; Senior Companions Letter; 2012 SD Counties Timeline document; 2013 NACO Scholarship Application; SDACC Elections; Action, Discussion: D. Means of Finance Nothing presented at this time. Action, Discussion: E. Title III Funds - Expenditure Discussion was had regarding hiring a short-term employee to coordinate the County effort in public relations, landowner awareness and also be active in the appropriations committee at the legislature regarding the Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation. This short-term employee would be hired through Resource, Conservation & Development (RC&D). Motion to approve Meade County providing $2,500 from Title III Funding for seed money for the Mountain Pine Beetle Working Group to hire a coordinator. Said funds would be administered by the RC&D. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, and Heidgerken. Discussion took place regarding contractors for hire. Chairman Aker then passed the gavel to Vice-President Creed. Motion to authorize Meade County to hire Aker Woods Company for recon marking and cutting infected trees for the purpose of helping to eradicate the Mountain Pine Beetle, at the rate of 50.00/hour for calendar year 2012. Record will reflect a roll call vote. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Motion Carries. Yea: Creed, Cammack, and Heidgerken. Abstain: Aker. Gavel was passed back to Chairman Aker. Action, Discussion: F. Executive Session per SDCL 1-25- 2 (1) Motion to enter into executive session for personnel matters. Motion by Creed, second by Cammack. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, and Heidgerken. Action: G. Motion to come out of executive session and return to regular session. Motion to come out of executive session and return to regular session. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, and Heidgerken. 7. Dinner Break @ Noon. Reconvene 1:00 PM Minutes: A. Recess for Dinner Break 8. Scheduled Items @ 1:00 PM Action, Discussion: B. City of Box Elder - Road Projects Al Todd Public Works Director and Michael McMahon Planning Coordinator for the City of Box Elder came before the Board to discuss a proposal from Mr. Robert Aker regarding the Wagon Wheel Trailer Park and the doughnut hole that is within the City limits with the property lying in Meade County. The Board has not heard the proposal yet from Mr. Robert Aker. The Board will take no action until the proposal is brought before them at a later date and time. Action, Discussion: C. Items from Natural Resource Committee No action taken. Action, Discussion: D. Road Maintenance on 194th Street Robert Ruff, Joni Foos and Leonard Lull came before the Board to discuss the lack of maintenance on 194th Street and showed pictures regarding the same. Meade County Highway Superintendent Ken McGirr was on hand to answer questions. McGirr informed the group that they will be working on 194th Street and offered a solution to their problem of stabilization. 9. Recess Meeting at 4:00 PM 10. Reconvene on August 15 @ 10AM / Faith, SD Craig Ness, former Government Teacher, thanked the Board for coming to Faith for their Commission meeting. Ness explained he wanted to sit in and see how County Government worked. 11. Items from Director of Equalization Action, Information: A. Proposed Road Classification Changes in north Meade County Discussion took place regarding road classification changes. Les Shaw, Meade County landowner was present to express his opinion regarding the same along with Faith City Mayor Glen Haines. Motion to adopt the recommendation of the Transportation Committee with the exception of the following proposed road changes: United School Road, Deep Creek Road, Arrowhead Road, 173rd Street and Cottonwood Road will stay primary. Motion by Cammack, second Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, and Heidgerken. Action, Discussion: B. Owner Occupied Status Discussion was had regarding whether to grant owner occupied status on the property located at 7195 Mulberry Drive, Summerset SD. Mr. Joel Jolley advised through a statement that his wife completed an on-line application, which was not received by the Equalization Office. This all took place while Mr. Jolley had been deployed by the military. Motion to grant owner occupied status based on unusual circumstances of deployment. Motion by Creed, second by Cammack. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, and Heidgerken. 12. Dinner Break Action: A. Recess for Dinner 13. Items from Commission Assistant Action, Discussion: A. Meade County Courthouse - Space Allocation Meade County Commissioner Assistant Jerry Derr advised the Board that the Court Administrator’s Office would like to move from the basement to the upstairs. More specifically they would like to be located in the now empty Nurse’s Office on the West side of the building. Motion to approve the relocation. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, and Heidgerken. Action, Discussion: B. Review of 2013 Budget Items. Continued on page

(Tuesday, August 14, 2012) Generated by Lisa G Schieffer on Friday, August 17, 2012 Members present Alan D Aker, Doreen A Creed, Gary L Cammack, Robert Heidgerken Meeting called to order at 8:30 AM 1. Call to Order at 8:30 AM Procedural: A. Pledge of Allegiance 2. Meade County Veteran of the Month Information, Presentation, Recognition: A. Meade County Veteran of the Month Veteran of the month is Mr. John Fleming. Mr. Fleming served in the United States Navy from 1962 - 1963 as a gunner's mate on the USS John Hood (DD-655) - a Fletcher-class destroyer. Mr. Fleming remains very active assisting fellow veterans. Mr. Fleming volunteers with the "No Veteran Dies Alone" - a new program of the Veterans Affairs, Black Hills Health Care System where specially trained volunteers provide companionship & assistance to Veterans who are entering the final stages of life by providing constant bedside comfort when family and friends are unable to be near their loved ones - ensuring that no Veteran should ever have to face the challenge of death alone. 3. Routine Business Action, Discussion, Information: A. Opportunity for Public Comment No public comments. Discussion, Information: B. Items from Department Heads Head of Buildings and Maintenance Kevin Forrester came before the Board to give a Rally update. Forrester said the Rally went very well. Dispatch fought some radio frequency interference issues. Forrester went on to express his thanks for the volunteers from Christian Motorcycle Group who manned the parking lots for the County during the Rally. During discussion, the Board thought it would be nice to have representatives come from the Christian Motorcycle Group to the Board’s next regular meeting and present them with a plaque. Discussion was had regarding enforcing the policy on the smoking ban so that the same is consistent throughout the County properties. The Board discussed the same and would like Commissioner Assistant Jerry Derr to draft a letter that would be emailed out to the employees and also be attached to all payroll checks at the end of the month, including staff from UJS. Craig Shaver, Meade County resident, wanted to follow up on Forrester’s Rally related items. Shaver informed the Board of the increase in traffic over Sly Hill during the Rally, with people trying to find a way up to the “Sturgis” sign. Shaver is concerned about security at the cell tower sites. Meade County Director of Equalization Kirk Chaffee came to update the Board on office matters. Chaffee informed the Board that they won all of their Office of Hearing Examiner Appeals. Chaffee informed the Board that he and staff member Garet Hunt will be conducting a training class for the Department of Revenue. Chaffee also gave a Rally update and offered suggestions to improve the vending process. The Board discussed the same and those items will be discussed later in the day. Meade County Highway Superintendent Ken McGirr gave an update on Highway projects and will be coming forward with a sample sanding policy next month. McGirr said there were a few dust complaints from the Rally but lower than normal. Discussion took place on the Snow Fund (202), as referred to by the Highway Department KPI’s, and whether mowing could be taken out of the same.

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Continued from previous page The same was discussed and the Preliminary Budget was sent to the newspaper for publication. Action, Discussion: C. Vendor Permits – Ordinance 11. Item had already been discussed in executive session. Action, Discussion: D. County Vehicle Insurance for Volunteer Organizations Fire / Ambulance Discussion took place regarding the insurance on the Enning Ambulance. Commissioner Cammack advised the Board that he is waiting on an update from Cindy Matt regarding the same. Action, Discussion: E. Butte Electric Application for Franchise Motion to set hearing for September 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. on an application for franchise for Butte Electric. Motion by Cammack, second Creed. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, and Heidgerken. Action, Discussion: F. Executive Session per SDCL 1-25-2 (1) (4) Motion to go into executive session due to personnel matters. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, and Heidgerken. 14. Consent Calendar Action (Consent), Discussion: A. Consent Calendar Commissioner Creed asked that the minutes of the County Commission be pulled off the consent calendar and acted on separately. Motion to approve remaining items on consent calendar. Motion by Cammack, second by Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, and Heidgerken. Action (Consent), Minutes: B. Minutes of Commission Meeting Discussion was had regarding the minutes of the Commission meetings. Commissioner Creed asked if the minutes were getting published within time per statute. It was acknowledged that the same were getting published within the ten day statutory requirement. Creed also felt that the minutes should just include the last name of the Commissioners to save money on publication fees. Commissioner Assistant Jerry Derr will re-format the Board Docs software to reflect the same. Discussion was had regarding the Commission minutes of July 27, 2012 wherein Commissioner Creed felt the same were biased because no Commission comments were of record regarding the following agenda items: Action, Discussion: E. Pyrotechnics at Buffalo Chip; State's Attorney Action, Discussion: A. Reconsideration of FTE Reduction; Meade County Auditor Lisa Schieffer expressed her opinion regarding whether the minutes were biased. Schieffer explained that usually the Board will indicate to her whether they want comments placed of record, and none were indicated on said agenda items. It was discussed of whether it is better to have comments hand written if they are wanted to be placed of record. Discussion also took place about putting all names of concerned citizens into the record or not and whether to add their comments to the same. It was suggested to put citizens names in the record but to shorten the same by stating “expressing their concerns.” Motion to approve the following minutes: June 29, 2012; July 6, 2012; July 10, 2012; July 27, 2012; July 31, 2012; Motion by Cammack, second Heidgerken. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, and Heidgerken. Commissioner Creed asked that the record reflect her concerns, as stated above, regarding the minutes. Action (Consent): C. Auditor's Account with County Treasurer AUDITOR’S ACCOUNT WITH THE COUNTY TREASURER To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners Meade County: I hereby submit the following report of my examination of the cash and cash items in the hands of the County Treasurer of this County as of August 1, 2012. Total amount of deposits in bank – 71,453.54 Total amount of actual cash – 3,000.72 Total amount of checks and drafts in treasurer’s possession not exceeding three days – 50,502.59 Itemized list of all items, checks and drafts which have been in the Treasurer’s possession over three days: Postage & Exp. – 1,239.28 CD’s & Savings – 800,848.58 Pioneer Bank – ($200,848.58) First Interstate – ($500,000) Farmer’s State Bank – ($100,000) First Interstate Bank Spec. Account – 1,756,130.76 Farmer’s State Bank – 8,803.92 First Trust – 0.00 First Interstate Bank Savings Account – 1,483,213.24 Flex Account – 24,590.46 Wells Fargo – 100.00 cc pending – 459.07 Insuff. Funds Checks – 2,380.31 TOTAL – 4,202,722.47 Dated this 1st day of August 2012. /s/ Lisa Schieffer, Meade County Auditor Action (Consent): D. Register of Deed's Report July 2012 Report in the amount of $27,101.00. Action (Consent): E. Approval of Claims for Payment ALLOCATIONS: Crisis Intervention – $965.00 SALARIES: Coroner – $1525.50, Commissioners – $6577.50, Auditor – $14,449.79, Treasurer – $22,518.98, States Attorney – $31,139.25, Maintenance – $24,774.21, Equalization – $40,462.50, Register of Deeds – $14,754.84, Vet Service – $3,108.75, Human Resources – $7,313.63, Sheriff – $91,262.68, Jail – $60,784.84, County Nurse – $4,417.61, Weed & Pest – $9,790.07, Highways – $71,138.97, Communications – $21,970.49 SUPPLIES, SERVICE, EQUIPMENT: Active Data Systems – $1650.00, Century Business Prod. – $96.00, Dell – $898.57, Executive Mgmt. – $80.00, First Interstate Bank – $155.81, J. Hockenbary – $545.00, Horiba Instruments – $469.17, Lexis-Nexis – $154.00, Office Depot – $71.42, Pitney Bowes – $1029.87, Pitney Bowes Purchase Power – $500.00, Quill – $226.79, Sam’s Club – $413.68, SD Counties – $495.00, SDAAO – $1100.00, SDN Comm. – $1768.55, Walmart – $210.73, West Pmt Center – $532.50, Xerox – $392.41, Rockhurst University – $149.00, Blk Hwk Comm. Celebration – $500.00, Microsoft – $1432.00, A & Business – $289.97, A & B Welding – $19.52, A & J Supply – $31.50, Advanced Drug Testing – $108.00, J. Alley – $2500.00, Armstrong Ext. – $405.00, BF Plastics – $77.12, G. Biegler – $60.00, BH Chemical – $1567.51, BH Family Practice – $10.00, R. Mattox – $247.50, Bob Barker – $1033.66, Brosz Engineering – $17390.00, Cammack Ranch – $197.43, Campbell Supply – $375.04, Cash-Wa – $3152.92, CBH – $18163.35, CBH – $33346.65, Century Business Leasing – $327.06, Charm-tex – $282.02, Chatsworth gloves – $732.00, Chris Supply – $10.72, City of Faith – $385.89, City of RC – $700.00, City of Sturgis – $120.00, Clinical Lab – $1790.00, Connecting Point – $2597.50, County Drug – $44.77, Crum Electric – $1071.28, Dakota Business Center – $539.71, Dakota Mill & Grain – $12.70, Dell – $3254.76, Diesel Machinery – $54.29, Digital Ally – $350.00, Earthgrains – $284.41, Elm Springs Fire Dept – $1869.00, ESRI – $3610.28, Executive Mgmt – $32.20, Fastenal – $2.10, First Interstate – $5928.39, G&H Dist. – $581.66, Galls – $88.89, Golden Sab – $1408.50, Grimms – $302.55, Hansen Law – $3495.45, C. Harkins – $411.60, Hersrud – $1140.06, HWY Improvement – $33607.42, Hills Materials – $2241.16, Horwath Laundry – $299.48, Industrial Supply – $168.69, Inland Truck – $8055.02, Interstate Batteries – $599.20, Jacobs Auto – $595.71, Jacobsen Ford – $1204.23, John Deere Financial – $6134.29, Johnston Hardware – $216.78, Kimball Midwest – $882.77, KRCS – $40.00, Lab Corp of America – $21.00, Language Line Svcs – $50.57, Lexis Nexis – $305.00, Light & Siren – $562.48, Lyle Signs – $1058.70, Lynn’s – $12.36, M&M Fencing – $900.00, K. McGirr – $51.35, McLeod’s – $117.44, Meade Co. Treasurer – $1239.28, Meade Co Treas. – $385.42, Menards – $309.96, Moore Medical – $354.76, Neve’s – $548.70, NW Pipe Fittings – $1903.36, Nyacor – $458.87, O’Reilly Auto – $129.46, Olson Towing – $201.00, Owens Interstate – $489.87, Pamida – $55.44, Pamida Pharmacy – $913.79, Penn Co. Sheriff – $1665.00, Penn Co Sheriff – $1926.95, Pete Lien & Sons – $5773.46, Peterson Auto – $365.46, R. Dawson $400.37, Print Mark-et $22.96, J. Quinn – $400.00, Rapid Chev – $208.49, RC Regional – $375.00, Rapid Delivery – $42.95, Rapid Reporting – $147.10, Redwood Biotech – $516.00, S. Regan – $300.00, Rivera Finance – $648.83, RPM Machine – $54.00, Rushmore Comm. – $1395.00, Rushmore Office – $924.26, Sam’s – $92.82, Servall – $405.24, Sheehan Mack – $721.21, Sign Express – $195.67, Site Work Specialists – $80368.88, State Prop. Mgmt – $300.00, State Radio Comm. – $3000.00, State Treas – $12.00, State Treas – 2317.50, Sturgis Napa – $765.87, True North Steel – $7830.96, Turbiville Ind. – $257.06, Twilight First Aid – $79.95, US Geological Survey – $1700.00, United Rentals – $177.55, US Foodservice – $11187.20, W. Reeves & Assoc – $75.92, Warne Chemical – $192.76, Wellmark – $207.00, West Pmt Center – $241.50, Western Comm. – $3798.60, WSDJDC – $17550.00, White’s Canyon Motors – $94.50, Xerox – $1640.99, H. Dorneau – $35.00, Wake Co, Sheriff – $70.00 MILES, MEALS, LODGING: A. Aker – $74.82, G. Cammack – $102.12, R. Heidgerken – $71.04, Pizza Ranch – $170.40, R. Powles – $10.36, L. Quam – $16.28, Ramkota Inn – $104.99, T. Wieczorek – $18.50 COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEY: C. Adams – $1633.90, J. Ellingson – $654.61, Frederickson – $3922.90, R. Haivala – $2784.25, J. Hilpert – $4831.80, R. Hymans – $2585.12, J. Stielow – $861.82, K. Thompson – $2000.13, Wilde & Hunt – $365.95 MENTALLY HANDICAPPED: MENTAL ILLNESS: Behavior Mgmt – $1125.00, Carol Butzman Counsulting – $2194.13, D. Cody – $15.00, L. Lewno – $150.45, Penn County – $55.00, Penn Co States Atty. – $800.00, RC Regional – $620.96, Regional Behavioral – $386.72, SD Human Services – $83.50, Yankton – $2423.26, K. Swanda – $15.00, K. Thompson – $205.00, Yankton Co. Sheriff – $25.00, Yankton Co. Treas. – $83.25, Z&S Dust – $5485.54 SUPPORT OF POOR: BHP&L – $77.50, J & K Apts. – $156.00 PUBLISHING: BH Weekly Group – $590.34, Faith Ind. – $372.28 UTILITIES: BHP&L – $8542.19, Centurylink – $1646.92, Grand Electric – $98.53, MDU – $133.30, Verizon – $1823.30, BHP&L – $13370.47, Butte

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Electric – $157.12, Centurylink – $1656.47, Golden West Tele – $578.77, Grand Electric – $80.66, Kieffer Sanitation – $47.43, Knology – $2015.04, Midcontinent Comm. – $57.20, Sturgis Water – $3911.96, Verizon – $1355.84, West River Elect – $10201.67 JURY FEES: C. Adams – $50.74, B. Alexander – $122.20, D. Anderson – $10.74, W. Aukamp – $64.80, C. Bertolotto – $22.58, R. Bestgen – $11.48, T. Bestgen – $50.74, C. Birmingham – $64.80, M. Brengle – $11.48, L. Briney – $19.62, V. Brink – $129.60, J. Burckhard – $12.22, R. Burns – $22.58, P. Case – $50.74, D. Chapman – $10.74, D. Christman – $23.32, M. Delrio – $21.84, M. Dover – $26.28, S. Erion – $15.92, J. Fischer – $11.48, D. Fisher – $84.00, B. Foster – $28.50, J. Freeman – $50.74, G. Gonzales – $14.44, S. Gramberg – $27.76, L. Grote – $61.10, B. Hamilton – $10.74, K. Hammerquist – $50.74, L. Hardenbrook – $20.36, P. Harris – $24.80, L. Hendrickson – $12.96, A. Herrmann – $134.04, A. Huber – $84.00, C. Hudson – $61.10, V. Johns – $18.88, I. Jordan – $14.44, L. Jordan – $120.30, M. Kayras – $55.18, B. keeton – $11.48, A. Kelley – $23.32, D. Kerstiens – $21.10, E. Konold – $12.96, A. Lackey – $29.24, J. Lamont – $14.44, C. Larsen – $32.20, A. LeBeau – $26.28, D. Lukesh – $54.44, L. Magelky – $104.44, M. Marler – $15.18, N. Matthew – $10.74, G. Mattson – $66.28, H. Matz – $15.18, K. McDougall – $21.10, M. Mc Eachran – $11.48, J. Mc Kinstry – $21.10, P. Mc Lellan – $21.84, D. Mc Nenny – $35.90, G. Meadows – $50.74, S. Melcher – $50.00, W. Merchen $28.50, D. Miller – $10.74, M. Morris $64.80, J. Olson – $122.20, J. Pepper $66.28, H. Peters – $17.40, D. Pope $19.62, L. Prosser – $14.44, M. Rambow – $11.48, M. Reuwsaat – $64.80, M. Rhian – $27.02, H. Rhoden – $43.30, C. Richardson – $129.60, C. Roberts – $15.92, L. Rohrbauck – $24.80, F. Rorie – $24.06, R. Ruby – $24.80, A. Salazar – $101.48, B. Schaeffer – $28.50, R. Schieffer – $50.74, T. Schlosser – $24.80, D. Scott – $11.48, S. Scudder – $10.74, T. Shoemaker – $84.00, S. Simons – $50.70, C. Soyland – $24.80, C. Spencer – $51.48, K. Stansbury – $10.74, D. Stocklin – $205.40, I. Stoner – $10.74, D. Stoor – $125.16, D. Terry – $21.10, C. Tschetter – $24.80, K. Vanasma – $21.84, K. Vasknetz – $10.74, M. Weiger – $21.10, M. Weishaar – $19.62, C. Weisz – $10.74, C. Weisz – $101.48, C. Wheeler – $10.74, S. Wipf – $50.74, T. Woods – $72.20, R. Young – $29.98, C. Birmingham – $64.80, J. Freeman – $50.74, K. Hammerquist – $50.74, D. Lukesh – $54.44, G. Mattson – $82.56, S. Melcher – $18.50, S. Wipf – $50.74, T. Woods – $72.20 VARIOUS FUNDS: Norwest Bank, matching Social Security – $30,586.71, SD Retirement System, matching retirement – $26,442.17, county share of health and life insurance – $78,823.29. Action (Consent): F. Personnel Actions THE FOLLOWING WERE PAY RAISES: M. Larsen – $15.93, M. Moore – $51210.00, B. Petrocco – $47636.00, K. Cleland – $12.79, J. Holzer – $13.13, M. Cooper – $14.54, J. Weischedel – $16.62, K. Andrews $13.44, M. Brengle – $13.34, C. Dennis – $16.65, T. Wieland – $13.13, D. Fischer – $16.86 Action (Consent): G. Tom Oliver is requesting a medical hardship variance renewal for a second residence on Lot 13 of Meadow Retreat in 20-3-7 Resolution: Approve the medical hardship variance renewal. Action (Consent), Information: H. Wilfriede Tharp is requesting a medical hardship variance renewal for a second residence in the N2NW, N2S2NW of 82-9 Resolution: Approve the medical

hardship variance renewal. Action (Consent): I. Harriet Vickerman is requesting a medical hardship variance renewal for a second residence on Lot 1 of Vickerman Subdivision #2 in 9-2-8 Resolution: Approve the medical hardship variance renewal. Action (Consent), Information: J. Kevin Lemcke is requesting a setback variance for a new garage on Lot 10, Block 3 of Wonderland Homes Subdivision in 24-3-6 Resolution: Approve the garage setback variance. Action (Consent): K. Kevin & Lori Collins have a plat of Tract B5A & B5B of Pleasant Valley Subdivision in the SWSW of 25-5-5, W2NW of 36-5-5 Resolution: Approve the final plat. Action (Consent), Information: L. Jason Wurnig has a plat of Lot S of Wurnig Subdivision in the SESE of 11-510 Resolution: Approve the final plat. 15. Adjourn Action, Procedural: A. Adjourn the Meeting Mr. Dwayne Vig came before the Board and expressed his concerns about Trans-Canada. Motion to adjourn the meeting. Motion by Cammack, second by Creed. Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, and Heidgerken. APPROVED: ________________________ Alan Aker, Chairman ATTEST: __________________________ Lisa Schieffer, Auditor Published August 29, 2012 for a total approximate cost of $299.23

Call for Bids to Haul Aggregate Chips
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that bids will be received by the CITY OF FAITH at the FINANCE OFFICE of the CITY OF FAITH, for the hauling of aggregate road chips. There will be 1,500 ton or more of chips to be hauled. The chips will be hauled from Fisher Sand and Gravel pit in Beulah, WY to the City of Faith Stock Pile as per specifications on file in the City Finance Office. The work must be completed by December 1, 2012. All of the above bids will be opened and read aloud at 7:30 P.M., MST on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. The COMMON COUNCIL FOR THE CITY OF FAITH reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and waive any defects therein. DEBBIE BROWN, FINANCE OFFICER CITY OF FAITH FAITH, SOUTH DAKOTA 57626 Published Aug. 29 & Sept. 5, 2012 for a total approximate cost of $18.18

First reading of proposed Revised Ordinance No. #11 – An Ordinance Licensing and Regulating Peddlers, Transient Merchants, Solicitors, Professional People, Businesses and Trades Operating Outside the Boundaries of an Incorporated Municipality will be held by the Board of Meade County Commissioners on September 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners meeting room in the Erskine Administrative Building, Sturgis, SD. /s/ Lisa Schieffer, Meade County Auditor Published August 22 & 29, 2012 at the total approximate cost of $11.68


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FOR SALE: 16 year old ranch gelding $2500.00 OBO. Call 605739-3012 or cell: 320-279-2639. F51-2tp LyNNS DAKOTAMART has openings for 2 cashiers, 1 stocker and 1 deli employee. Applications available at Lynn’s, 116 Main St, Faith, SD. F50-2tc FULL TIME seasonal machine operator/laborer, wages DOE. C&C Construction. Contact Chad at 605-431-2548 or Travis 605490-0390. F45-tfc THE LONE TREE BAR has a position open for a part time fill in bartender. Applications can be picked up at the Finance Office in the Community Building. Any questions call 967-2261. EOE F50-2tc M&D FOOD SHOP, Hwy. 212 Faith, SD, Hot Stuff Pizza, Power Hours, EVERY Wednesday 5-8 PM. Any large pizza of your choice $10.99 & 2 Liter Coke product for 99¢. NEW HOT STUFF PIZZA SCHOOL yEAR HOURS: Mon.–6 AM–2 PM; Wed.–6 AM–8 PM; Power Hours–5 PM–8 PM; Fri.– 6 AM–8 PM; Sat.–6 AM–2 PM; Sun.–10:30 AM-7 PM F47-tfc APARTMENTS AVAILABLE: Countryside Apartments in Faith. 1 bedroom, carpeted throughout. Laundry facilities available. Handicap accessible. Rent based on income. For information contact: PRO/Rental Management 1-800-244-2826 or 1-605-347-3077 Equal Opportunity Housing. F5-tfc PASTURE WATER LINES with trencher and backhoe, Livestock Water Systems. 10 1/2


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605-948-2333, Kevin Vogel 605-2810336. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY WANT A WAY TO PAY off that summer vacation? Join our team! Sell Avon! Work from home. Earn 40% on your first 4 orders. 1-877-4549658. EMPLOYMENT AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN. Health care, paid vacation, retirement plan, wages DOE. Send resumÈ: Fritz Chevrolet, Inc., Box 800, Clear Lake, SD 57226, email: fritzchev@itctel.com or call Duke: 605-874-2440. CONTROLLER. CENEX IN KILLDEER ND is seeking an experienced Controller. Responsibilities include directing all accounting functions and personnel management. The controller will be accountable for financial procedures, controls and reporting systems. Qualifications desired, bachelorís degree in accounting, 3-5 years of accounting experience, supervisory experience, strong communication and computer skills, and Agriculture background is helpful. Salary based on experience. Benefits include Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance, 401K, Life Insurance, Short term disability, PTO. Send resume with salary requirements to joswalt@ndsupernet.com. DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION is taking applications for full- time Douglas County Highway Superintendent. Must have valid Class A Driverís License. Experience in road/bridge construction/maintenance preferred. For application contact: Douglas County Auditor (605) 724-2423. MAINTENANCE MECHANIC position located in Sioux Falls. Preventative maintenance on trucks/trailers used to haul fuel. Send resume: Harms Oil Company, Attention: Human Resources, Box 940, Brookings SD 57006.


A special thank you to Diane and all my children and spouses for the birthday dinner and party for me. To all who came and to Diane and Walter for taking caring of my house and animals while I was in the hospital and rehab for 3 weeks. To all who have taken me to the hospital, rehab and my new therapy while home. To all who called me and sent cards and letters. It truly meant a lot. God Bless you all, Faye Fees A special “Thanks” to our children who put on our conjoined birthday parties. Thanks to all who came, friends and relatives, and to all who worked cleaning up afterwards. Thank you all so much. Marlyn & Patricia Hoffmann A huge thank you to all the sponsors for supporting the Pen of 3 show. Hats off to the Faith Stock Show & Rodeo for putting on an awesome Pen of 3 show. Don, Lura, Mindy & Wacey Kirkpatrick


Northern Hills 1st & 3rd Wednesdays Eye Care of each month
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Wednesday, SEPT. 5, 2012 Wednesday, SEPT. 19, 2012 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Schedule for Faith Clinic For Appointment call: 1-800-648-0760

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