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September 26, 2012

City council reviews budget
By Loretta Passolt
The agenda for the Faith City Council on September 18th included opening bids for hauling chips, quotes for spraying weeds, department head reports, health insurance quotes and a lengthy executive session for personnel. Dupper’s report included repairs to the roof and door at the pump house. At this point Council approved bidding out the repairs. Cindy Frankfurth reported the ambulance had 16 runs in August and had 13 drivers licenses. They are working on repairs on one of the ambulances. Scott Gray reported that the fire department met recently and would like to increase their budget amount to $25,000, just in case they should have something unexpected come up. They found a replacement fire truck for $24,500 that they will be picking up at Watertown. They will be placing their tank on it. Police Chief Frankfurth met with Debbie earlier to discuss the budget for the PD. He didn’t really have anything to report at this time. Debbie said that before when they were looking for a police car they were able to budget half the cost at the end of the year and the balance at the beginning of the next year. Maybe they could do that with an ambulance. Hoss said an ambulance would run around $160-180,000, but they could mount their existing box on a new chassis for much less. The PD received the signed grant for radar equipment. Debbie said they have a community auction set for October 19th. If anyone has items to consign they should contact the City office. She has been busy working on the 2013 budget. Karen Butler presented further information on the liability insurance. Last year’s premium cost the City $30,953, but they had $31,863 in claims. Since 9-11 a terrorism policy is included in policies. The City can save $266 and $78 in the fire package if they don’t want it. Members declined that portion. Karen went over the employees health insurance with members next. Their policy has been grandfathered in as they had it before March 2010. Any changes made now would fall under the Health Care Reform, and would be more expensive. Karen reviewed the coverage, copay costs on hospital, emergency and prescriptions with members. Council decided to keep the same policy they have. Council approved Resolution #09-18-12-01 for the transfer of funds. Debbie explained Resolution #09-18-12-02 for signs. They can receive the same amount of grant funding as Meade County if they adopt this resolution to replace speed limit, etc. signs. Council approved the resolution. Debbie called three people for quotes for spraying weeds but only had one that was interested. Jim Holloway would spray in town, at the lake and lagoon for a total of $800. Council approved his quote. Council opened bids at 7:30 for the hauling of chips from Beulah, WY. They had 4 bids: Newton Brown $21.34 a ton, Bison Grain $22.70, Jensen Sand & Rock $20.63 and Haines Trucking $25.38. Council accepted the bid of Jensen Sand & Rock. After over an hour of executive session to discuss personnel, Council resumed with agenda items. Two quotes were received for repairing the front door and lock, deck and steps, and door and lock on the back side of the ice house: Larry Ross and Reed Henschel. Council accepted the lowest bid, Reed Henschel’s. Reed discussed repairing the siding on the building. During the depression they used tin and can bottoms to repair holes and they could possibly do that. He said that outside drop siding is still availabe but would probably cost around $3500. The old would have to be removed and it would have to be retarpapered. Reed figured it could cost around $15,000. There is only about $9,000 of their grant money left. Council will make a decision later. Debbie reported that the guy that does the gym floor was here and looked at the floor. It is time to redo it again and would be done between volleyball and basketball. Council decided to just have him do it anytime it is needed; they know his work and are satisfied with it. He also has

rugs available for the gym that they will get quotes on. The Municipal League Meeting is October 3-5 in Pierre. Mayor Haines will be attending and members were encouraged to also. There are many informative workshops there. Members reviewed Debbie’s budget proposal. Inghram felt that they should be able to give the CAT $1,000 for new doors on their building. She felt they really need them, and the group does a lot for our community. Debbie figured about $9000 for the General Government Building fund for painting and floor repairs. The Public Safety Building also needs some repairs, etc. Some items were hard to figure a dollar amount for. Street work will probably run around $86,000. One ambulance needs to be replaced; hopefully they would like to pay half at the end of the year and the other half at the beginning of the next year. Revenue from the video lottery is down, and sales tax is unpredictable. Some items can be changed before the final budget is approved. Council closed their meeting at 9:30. Their next meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 2nd.

Gov. Daugaard supports National Employ Older Workers Week
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has issued a proclamation to celebrate National Employ Older Workers Week Sept. 24-28. This week is designed to support workers past the traditional retirement age who have remained in the workforce or re-entered it. “Older workers play an important role in growing our economy,” said Gov. Daugaard. “This is one group we will rely on to increase the labor force and fill job openings.”  The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, brings employment and training opportunities to older Americans across the nation. The program currently serves about 105,000 seniors each year nationally. It has helped millions of Americans find jobs in community service and the private sector. “The Department of Labor and Regulation is working hard to help older workers with their training and employment needs,” said State Labor and Regulation Secretary Pam Roberts. “This includes educating employers about the characteristics older workers have to offer, such as judgment, punctuality and commitment to quality.” The state Department of Labor and Regulation receives the SCSEP grant and administers it through a sub-grantee program called Experience Works. Participants are offered training opportunities in various fields while they prepare to transition into full- or part-time employment in the public and private sectors. “Our partnerships help older workers successfully enter the workforce, which is a vital part of growing the core worker population in South Dakota,” said Secretary Roberts. For more information, contact SCSEP Administrator Todd Kolden at 605-626-7780, Experience Works Regional Director Jean Bennett at 605-332-7991 or visit

Paula Wetenkamp … Faith High School's Spanish I & II teacher from Northern State University's ELearning Center in Aberdeen, came to visit students on Monday, Sept. 17th. The students prepared a fiesta to welcome her during her visit with them. The students take their Spanish classes over the DDN, which stands for Dakota Digital Network. Pictured front row, left to right: Bonnie Lutz, Shayna Engel, Abigail Wicks, Katie Bogue, Karisa Carmichael. Back row, left to right: Marcia Samuelson, Paula Wetenkamp, Jarius Halligan, Jene Kilness, Dalton Sheridan, Jacob Ulrich. Photo by Marcia Samuelson

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Engagement Announcement

5K Walk/Run successful
Thirty participants took advantage of the beautfiul day on
a most worthy cause. “Team Saturday, September 15th for the Faith” sponsored the 5K event at walk/run and a chance to support Durkee Lake and raised $930 for the American Cancer Society. Team Faith will be holding more fundraisers throughout the Pastor’s Helps—Finding and Securing the Hidden upcoming year. They welcome more members. Treasure. If you would like to join this Matthew 13:34, “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure group, donate or just learn more hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, about it, you can go to and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought and follow the prompt. Any and that field.”—The kingdom of heaven is the rule and reign all donations are appreciated, and of the Messiah in the heart of people. What makes it such donations of $25 or more are taxdeductible. a treasure is having God’s peace and righteousness. By John & Tiffany Thurston, Lance Creek, Wyoming, and Lynn & Nancy Miller, Faith, South Dakota, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Jordan Ann & Chancy Arnt. Jordan is a 2009 graduate of Niobrara County High School and is currently attending Gillette College for a degree in Elementary Education. Chancy is a 2008 graduate of Faith High School and graduated from Gillette College in 2011 with an Associate’s Degree in Welding and Diesel Mechanics. He is employed by TR Enterprises in Gillette. A December wedding is being planned in Gillette.

faith in Jesus we have His pardon and fellowship in our daily lives. This treasure is meant to be found by all men, women, and children. It is placed in an open field which is the Holy Scriptures—the Bible. In John 1:41 Andrew was so excited when He found this treasure he told Simon His brother, “We have found the Messiah.” God the Father sent His only begotten Son to be found as a gift. To secure the gift one needs to give up all that he has such as every self-made human doctrine and philosophy. Jesus Christ only! May God bless as you find and secure His given treasure. In Christ’s love, Pastor Wayne Olson

Alice Hall
The Funeral Service for Alice Hall, age 90 of Meadow, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Bison Presbyterian Church. Pastor Florence Hoff will officiate with burial in the Chance Cemetery. Visitations will be from 4 p.m. followed by a family service at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, all at the Bison Presbyterian Church. Alice passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Carriage House Manor in Sulphur Springs, TX. A memorial has been established to the Bison Presbyterian Church or Legacy Hospice, 301 Gilmer, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. The complete obituary will appear next week.

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Rep. Noem encourages South Dakotans to participate in Postal Service survey
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Kristi Noem today encouraged South Dakotans to participate in United States Postal Service surveys on reduced retail hours at certain post office locations. Last year, the Postal Service proposed closing a number of rural post offices, but has since revised its plan and instead plans to reduce hours. Surveys are being mailed to affected zip codes. “Many South Dakotans rely on rural post offices for prescriptions and other important deliveries, and I was pleased the Postal Service announced their intention to keep them open,” said Rep. Noem. “The Postal Service will be sending surveys by mail to areas that could be impacted by the changes in retail hours, and I encourage South Dakotans who receive them to participate.” The surveys are a part of the Postal Service’s two-year evaluation process of its proposal to reduce hours at 13,000 post office locations. The evaluation will consist of a customer survey and a public meeting. No changes will be made until the meetings are complete. Surveys will be mailed to affected zip codes and available at post offices. A complete list of Post Offices affected by the proposal is available at:

Opportunities for older adults to help struggling children
Imagine being a child who rarely receives individual attention and always feels like they are just part of the crowd. In large classes, there is little opportunity for the teacher to work with one child at a time. Many children go to childcare or after school programs with a large number of children and limited staff. Sometimes home life is not much better with parents needing to attend to their work and household responsibilities. Frequently children do not receive the personal attention that gives them motivation and support to succeed. The Foster Grandparent Program is working to change this. Most successful adults look back at their childhood and find one or more adults who singled them out and made them feel special. These adults took time to listen to their stories, read, play games, provide praise for a job well done, and lend support during difficult times. Once a child forms a close connection with another adult, his or her natural reaction is to do things to please that adult. When children understand the expectations of the important adults in their lives, they incorporate them into the way they act, learn, and give of themselves. So providing them positive adult role models is extremely important. Consider being one of these adults. The Foster Grandparent Program has opportunities for adults 55 years or older to help children at schools, pre-schools and after school programs across Western South Dakota. Now is a great time to get started because children can receive the support they need throughout the whole school year. To be eligible for this program one must fall within income qualifications and be able to give their time consistently. Some of the benefits Foster Grandparents receive include an hourly (tax free) stipend, transportation assistance, orientation and ongoing training and support. Please consider being an adult who changes a child’s life forever by offering them another reason to be the best they can be. Call Darbi Hunt toll free at 1-877613-4016 for more information. There are currently no Foster Grandparents serving in Faith, but they would like expand to the Faith area. 

Rural Women Conference moves to new location
Planned for Oct. 4-5 in Keystone
South Dakota Rural Women will once again host their annual fall conference but in a new location for 2012. Slated for Oct. 4-5, the conference will be held at the beautiful K Bar S Lodge in the Black Hills near Keystone. The theme for this year’s conference is “Faces of Agriculture”. Women attending will hear from various entrepreneurial ‘faces’ involved in South Dakota agriculture and how they found their place in the industry. Keynote speakers will include Brenda Elsagher who will offer up a funny take on serious life matters with her message, “A funny thing happened on the way to my crisis”. Runner, Elaine Doll-Dunn, will help give ladies an action plan – where you are, where you want to be and how to get there for including your face in agriculture or accomplishing any goal. “We invite women in the region to join us for the two days. To explore their role in agriculture, connect with other women like them and just have fun in a beautiful setting,” says Robin Salverson, conference chair. The conference kicks off Thursday, Oct. 4 with a wine tasting at Prairie Berry Winery followed by fun evening sessions at K Bar S Lodge. Elsagher and Dunn will be part of the Friday conference lineup that begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. Pre-registration is available for both days or for Friday only. Registration and payment is required by Sept. 21. Contact the SDSU Lemmon Regional Extension Center for a registration form at (605) 374-4177 or email Salverson at Hotel reservations can be made directly with K Bar S Lodge at 866-522-7724. Specify the Women in Agriculture conference to receive a special rate. 

Over 70 percent of landowners to be subjects to death tax
Senator John Thune (R-SD) said the American Farm Bureau Federation report released August 21 clearly shows that the DeSenate’s controlled mocrat recently passed tax legislation would jeopardize the future of 71 percent of South Dakota’s family farms because it intentionally returns the death tax exemption to $1 million next year instead of keeping it at the current $5 million. Over the past few years the prices of all South Dakota agricultural land, especially cropland, has increased substantially. This dramatic price increase, along with the Democrats’ proposal to reduce the death tax exemption level to $1 million, could make passing a family farm of only a few hundred acres to the next generation economically impossible due to death tax liability. According to data collected by AFBF, when applying 2012 farm real estate values, farms and ranches larger than 714 acres would likely exceed the $1 million exemption level. Crop producers would be particularly impacted by the lower exemption levels, as farms larger than 431 acres of cropland would be likely to exceed the $1 million exemption level. “This report outlines just how devastating the Senate Democrats’ death tax proposal would be to South Dakota farmers and ranchers,” said Thune. “The value of cropland across South Dakota has increased by more than 23 percent over the last year. According to the data collected by AFBF from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service, the appreciated value of cropland throughout the state means that nearly 71 percent of South Dakota farms would exceed the $1 million exemption level under the Senate Democrats’ proposal. Since many family farm and ranch assets consist of land, livestock, equipment, and small cash reserves, this punitive tax leaves the next generation with little choice but to sell family holdings to pay the death tax. In March of this year, I introduced the Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act which would permanently repeal the federal death tax and the generation skipping transfer tax. Repeal of this destructive tax is critical to keeping family farms and ranches intact across South Dakota.” “Today’s report shows that the outdated death tax would impact over half of South Dakota’s farms and ranches if it is allowed to revert to pre-2001 levels,” said Scott VanderWal, president of the South Dakota Farm Bureau. “The Senate should pass Senator Thune’s death tax repeal bill, or at the very least, extend current levels to protect South Dakota’s agriculture producers from this unfair tax.” On July 25, Senate Democrats passed legislation on a party line vote of 51 to 48 that would increase taxes on small businesses and families. Additionally, if enacted, this bill would return the current $5 million death tax exemption to $1 million next year, and would raise the tax rate from the current top rate of 35 percent to an exorbitant 55 percent. Senator Thune’s legislation, the Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act, has 37 cosponsors and is supported by more than 50 groups and organizations. Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced identical legislation in the House of Representatives and the bill has more than 200 bipartisan cosponsors.

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Faith News
By Loretta Passolt
Fall temperatures have been with us the past couple weeks and it officially arrived on Saturday. We have been seeing 60s and 70s. And the dry continues, although there is a chance several days this week. Temps are to be in the 70s all week. The 160 members of the 842nd Enigineering Company of the National Guard will be welcomed home this Thursday after a year in Afghanistan! They will be arriving in Spearfish before 11:00. There will be a welcome home picnic, then the deactivation ceremony at 2:30, and the parade in Spearfish, to Belle Fourche and on to Sturgis will follow. Paul and I will be heading that way Thursday morning, as will Dave and Eldora, to welcome our nephew Eric Flatmoe home. Matthew Vig and Doyle Udager are also in the unit. Welcome home guys!! Glad you’re all home safe and sound. The Coal Springs Wagon Tain left from Ben Ash Monument Monday morning and will wend their way to the Coal Springs Threshing Bee and Antique Show Friday afternoon. The event runs all weekend. Should be lots of fun! Arlene Oliver of Lemmon blessed her mother Garnet Gaaskjolen with a sack of ripe tomatoes so Garnet invited Pastor Terry, Diana and friend DeAnn Loomis for BLTs Sunday evening. Garnet Gaaskjolen went to Lemmon with DeAnn Loomis Thursday afternoon. Garnet spent the afternoon with her sister-in-law, Esther Carmichael. Received this news from Marie DeKnikker: Leaving  Cambridge, Idaho on the 10th, Albert and Marie DeKnikker traveled to Faith where Marie was hostess of the Myles-Collins Family and Friends reunion on September 15th.  The Hawaiian theme was evident when Marie showed up in an authentic grass hula skirt. Katherine Bockman, third cousin, greeted the 83 arrivals with leis. “Aloha” decorated helium-filled balloons, a Hawaiian scene and a Hawaiian photo backdrop added to the occasion. Gordon and Kathy Collins’ loan of a Bose cd player enchanced the mood with Hawaiian music! The most important part was renewing acquaintances and thescrumptious potluck fare! Tropical trophies were given to various representatives of the reunion. Music was by Vera Dutton on the piano, Glendale Collins on guitar with Richard Johnson and Marie DeKnikker singing along. The volunteer helpers, Cleo, Art and Albert and especially Sharon Boldt were valuable and Marie could not have made it without them! Future hostess and hosts for the reunion will be: Linda Anders, Lisa Till, Ruby Gabriel and Josh Del La Rosa! Those in attendance were: Amy, Katherine and Leidy Bockman, William and Lindsey Collins and son, Ilma Gabriel, Lawrence and Myrna Collins, Gordon, Kathy and Stacy Collins, Art and Cleo DeKnikker, Dan and Lee DeKnikker, Sharon and Ann Boldt, Bob and Jennie Collins, Quentin, Sunshine and Daniel Gerbracht, Jon, Katrina, Jay, Jordan and Katelyn, Jim and Linda Collins, Sheila Collins, Phyllis Collins, Dick and Eleanor Johnson, Janna and James Johnson, Mel and Marcia Dutton, Tom Sternad and Irean Jordan, all of the Faith area. From Newell: Neil and Sharon Collins; Spearfish: Vera Dutton, Eugene and Georgia Collins; Sturgis: Marge Pesiska, Todd, Nancy and Andrea Collins; Pierre:  J. Tonnie Collins, Noah, TJ and Debra Collins, and Connie Steely; Redfield: Nova and Matthew Collins; Bison: Susan Carmichael; White Owl: Jerry and Patty Austin; Belle Fourche: Joey Collins; Rapid City: Amanda and Evr Dutton; Mud Butte: Linda Anders; Dupree: George and Lisa Till, Josh, and Susan,

Faith Community Health Center, Faith, SD
will hold a

Flu Shot Clinic in the
Prairie Oasis Mall Lobby Oct. 8th and 22nd: 8:30 AM – Noon

Adults – $20.00 Children under 18 – $7.00

Zoey, Rio and Gabriella Del La Rosa; Clear Lake: Beverly Hamann; and from Creighton, Ruby Gabriel. From Arizona, Joby and Jeremy Dutton; Arkansas, Glendale Collins; New Mexico, Sharon Romero; Wyoming, George and Betty Collins, Kevin and Shannon Collins; Washington, Wally Harper and from Idaho, Albert and Marie DeKnikker Homecoming was on the same weekend, so Al and Marie toured the brand new school  proudly built with taxpayer donations, Marie paid her dues and after eating at her nephew Lonny’s  Steak House was ready to call it a day. The DeKnikkers intended to attend the dance! When Marie passes up the opportunity to dance to a great band, you know she was tired! To those who searched and to Ms. Martin at Lonny’s café, Marie is most appreciative for finding her hearing aid! Al and Marie are always grateful for the generous hospitality of Bob and Jennie Collins! Enjoyed the visits of many people, but missed seeing Ernest Delbridge, Marie and Wayne Doak, Arlene and Lyle Beebe and Carol Sternad at the reunion! Albert and Marie arrived home on Sept. 18th, relieved that they had had no major problems and had a safe trip! Daughter Melissa came down last Thursday to get her dog that we took care of while they were on a motorcycle trip to Vegas. Then the two of us went to Rapid City on Saturday to watch Brooke in the cheer competition at Douglas. Brooke is on the large group nontumbling team for Sturgis. They placed third out of seven teams. Melissa and I did some shopping and headed home later in the afternoon. Melissa headed back to North Dakota after dinner Sunday. She’ll be back down to the Hills Thursday to welcome back cousin Eric. Congratulations to the Lady Longhorns on winning the LMC Volleyball Tournament on Saturday. They played Hettinger on the the 25th and will be hosting Harding County this Thursday night. The jr. high girls have a tournament here this Saturday, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Congrats also to the boys football team on their big win over Timber Lake Friday night, 50-0. The Longhorns will be hosting the Lemmon Cowboys this Friday night. There will be a tailgate supper hosted by Grand Electric before the game. The cross country team traveled to Lemmon this past Monday for the LM Conference Meet. They competed at Rapid City last Friday, and will be traveling to Timber Lake this Saturday. Students will be dismissed early this Thursday, 1:00, for Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Opal Area News
By Kay Ingalls
Reminder to all readers that all graduates of Sturgis High School who graduated 50 years or more ago, there will again be a reunion this Saturday night, Sept. 29th at the Vets Club in Sturgis. Bring your spouse and enjoy an evening of food and fellowship. This has been held for several years with a good turnout. Lets do it again! Spud and Bernice Lemmel were in Faith on Monday for the livestock auction and stayed to watch granddaughter Brooke Lemmel in her volleyball game. Dwayne, Zona and Hope Vig and Rose Tysdal took horses and moved a cow/calf bunch to a "somewhat" fresher pasture. Not much grass but lots of dust. Jason and Jacob Fees were out to the Fees Ranch last weekend and Diane Fees went to Belle Fourche for a chiropractor appointment, then on to Rapid City for supplies for the BnB.  They had a few bow and arrow antelope hunters come this weekend to stay. Ethel Ingalls went to visit Debbie Delbridge on Tuesday and they made greeting cards.  Marlin came later with Paul and had supper with Paul and Debbie. Rest of the week was busy getting a water line in on the Ingalls place with Rex Gilles doing the work. Debbie and Sheryl were at their folks’ on Thursday and Friday setting water tanks and running electric fencing. Everyone is busy trying to keep cattle on safe water and using every corner of grass land trying to stay in the ranching business. John Heidler made a trip to the Hills on Tuesday for business. Hope Vig took Rose Tysdal to the airport in Rapid City on Tuesday to catch a flight home. Dwayne and Zona Vig were some of the locals that attended the funeral services in Faith on Wednesday for Jimmie Reed. Our condolences go out to the Reed family. Zona Vig was one of the cooks for the Youth Group Supper on Wednesday night at the Faith Church of Christ. Thursday, Spud, Bernice and Rick Lemmel were in Newell taking in the Ram Show and Sale and other sheep events held at the sale barn. Dan Fogelman left on Thursday morning to spend a few days visiting his sons and families in Oklahoma. Lance Frei came Saturday morning to help Walter and Diane Fees doctor some sick calves.  Sure been a lot of that going on even though the ranchers gave their fall shots early trying to prevent it. Sunday morning, Lance, Walter, Diane, David and Kelly Fees got the  whole bunch in and vaccinated the calves. Friday nightm Barry and Cheryl Vig hosted Bible Study for Marlin and Ethel Ingalls and Glenn and Margaret Fogelman.  Friday, friends from East River came to the Dwayne Vig ranch to visit and do some archery hunting. Rifle hunting of antelope opens soon and many ranchers have opted to close down their places to hunting due to the drought conditions and extreme fire conditions.  Howard Ingalls and Sons are not letting hunters on and have heard of others.

Curt Pate to be featured speaker at Dakota Country Lifestyles
Renowned low-stress horseman and technical advisor for the movie "The Horse Whisperer" Curt Pate of Newell, S.D. will be the featured speaker during the Dakota Country Lifestyles Expo event co-sponsored by SDSU Extension and Today's Horse magazine. The event is Sept. 29th and 30th at the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City, SD. Known for his "Horsemanship, Stockmanship, Stewardship" philosophy, Pate will present a seminar at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30th at the Fine Arts Building. Other seminars being presented throughout the weekend include: Horse Emergency Care with Dr. Ismay (2 p.m. on Sunday); Rural Safety Courses for All Ages (both days); Alternative Feeds for Livestock (11a.m. on Saturday): Fencing (both days); Getting Started with Chickens, Meat Goats and Honeybees (Sunday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.); Canning & freezing home produce (2 p.m. on Saturday), Country Real Estate Financing (noon on Saturday), and much more. For a complete schedule, visit or call Mindy Hubert, SDSU Extension Small Acreage Field Specialist at 605-394-1722. Nearly 50 vendors offering country products and services including feed, tack and water supplies will be on site. A special "Dakota-Made" Session will offer meat, produce and other locallyproduced items to the public. It runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 29 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 30. Admission to the Expo and seminars is free.

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Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
The wonders of the modern age, new technology and all that are amazing until the cussed things don’t work or get a “bug.” I’m of course referring to the fights I have with my computer. I love the darn thing and I have developed an addiction to the computer in my poor, dear husband.  He gets up in the morning, gets a drink and heads to his computer to check wheat prices. It is also the last thing he does at night. Woe is the time that the computer gives unwanted pop-up ads, or the wrong site. Worse than all that are the times I’ve been on His computer! Yesterday I asked Diane for an extra day to get my Marcus News in and she agreed. Do you think My computer would work last night, “Heck no!” I was unable to retrieve the news I had written on my computer and saved to send so here goes for this week. Robert, Ann, Oliver and Otto Waterland were South Dakota visitors last week. They were here to meet their new nephew. Clay and Anna (Waterland) Dykstra’s new son, Raol. They also spent time visiting Ginny Waterland in Sturgis and Grandpa Allen Waterland at Howes. Nick Caspers and Robert Wondercheck are back on the bull grooming circuit. This week they’ve been at Redlands in Wyoming. Robert has also been rebuilding pasture fence at our house so he’s a busy guy! Kelly Fees has been the babysitter for Quirt Wondercheck this week. She also had Sawyer Simons on Monday. The kids must have played a lot because Quirt was ready for bed. Last week Lori Lemmel left a note in my mailbox telling me she had taken in the Homecoming festivities at Faith over the weekend. Apparently they ate at

Lonny’s Steak House where they had, “melt in your mouth, delicious, prime rib.” Art and Cleo (Collins) DeKnikker flew to California this past week to watch their grandson Rollie Wicks graduate from Naval Schooling. Sorry Rollie, but I did not get the name of the schooling. Cleo and Art should return to Faith Tuesday. Have any of you heard about the young girl in Michigan who was “elected” to the Homecoming court as cruel prank?  It reminded me of some things I’ve heard about Faith’s Homecoming activities and the famous “initiation”.  For many years it was the custom to take new freshmen to the cemetery and make them walk back to town. Not too bad except over the years there has always been someone who has to get stupid and carry it too far. In recent years I’ve heard of students being ran through fences, sharp things thrown at them and this year, chased with paint ball guns. I’ ve also been asked if the girls in Faith are actually so mean that they have run some students out of Faith. Is this all just gossip or something someone made up? We, as parents, grandparents, and community members need to be talking to our children about what is actually bullying and going too far. It is our responsibility to “save” our kids from their own stupidity. As I write this I’m wondering what kind of “hornets nest” I’m stirring up. How will the students of Faith act? Are they still the good, caring kids I remember or are they a bunch that’s gotten out of hand? I’ve always told kids, “ Be nice to everyone, they’ll grow up and you might be like me.” I got audited by the IRS and the agent was the “geek” from my grade school class. Thank heavens I’d been kind! He could’a really nailed my butt to the wall. Got any news? or call 9855318.

Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden
As a reminder, there will be no church services at the Community Baptist Church in Union Center this Sunday. The Sunday School Convention, which includes surrounding churches, will take place at the Opal Church. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m, Sunday School at 10:00 a.m., and morning service at 11:00 a.m. A potluck dinner will follow, as well as an afternoon service. The speaker for the day is Richard Wells. On Tuesday, October 2 'Freedom For Birth' will be showing at the Community Baptist Church of Union Center at 7:00 p.m. It is an hour long documentary highlighting human rights around the world and in this country and comes highly recommended as an educational tool in regard to health care, with refreshments to follow. Everyone is welcome to attend. For those with young children who would like to attend, there will be child care provided. For more information call JoDee Ingalls at 748-2439. All graduates of Sturgis High School who are celebrating 50 years of more are invited to attend the celebration at the Sturgis Vets Club on Saturday, Sept. 29. Social hour begins at 5:00 with supper following. The annual board meeting for the Rural Meade Ambulance Service will be held on Monday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the ambulance building at Enning. Elections will follow with four board members to be elected. Current, paid members are eligible to run or vote. Anyone interested in running for the board may contact Neoma Richter at 985-5904. Beginning this week, those who wish to vote absentee may do so at their local courthouse. Cody Rhoden headed for Ft. Rucker, Alabama to attend flight school on Monday, so made that one last stop before departing. He will be away for about a year and a half. Cody's family spent Sunday afternoon together and bid him farewell in a bittersweet way early Monday morning as his Uhaul and car left the driveway. Reed Cammack filled the pulpit for Wes Labrier on Sunday morning. Wes and Sue are away attending a wedding and spending some time in Colorado. Central Meade County continues to be in a severe drought. We have been fortunate not to have much for fires recently as everyone seems to be very cautious under the circumstances. However, one can see from the roads and highways how fast the dams are drying up. Some wells are going dry as well. If ever there was a time to pray for rain, this would be it.

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State Insurance Division protects Northern Plains Insurance Company policy holders
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Division of Insurance has placed Northern Plains Insurance Company located in Watertown, S.D. into liquidation due to insolvency. The order of liquidation has been approved by the Circuit Court. Northern Plains Insurance is a South Dakota-based personal auto insurance company which specializes in offering high-risk coverage. State Insurance Director Merle Scheiber says the order of liquidation allows the Division to provide protection to the affected policy holders, including the payment of any valid claims. The South Dakota Insurance Guaranty Association fund, established by SDCL Chapter 5829A, provides a safety net to claimants. The fund is designed to pay claims in the event of insurance company liquidation. “We are confident all existing valid claims will be paid,” said Director Scheiber. “The liquidator is notifying all policy holders, claimants and other interested parties by mail to outline the procedure to file claims and get information on the liquidation status.” Related documents are available at Affected policy holders should contact their insurance agent for assistance in finding other coverage. Anyone with questions is encouraged to call the Division of Insurance at 605-773-3563. 

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Page 6 • September 26, 2012 • The Faith Independent Lady Longhorns win conference By Coach Grueb championship
The community center played host to a very exciting Little Moreau Conference tournament last Saturday that left the Lady Longhorns walking away as champions. The ladies played 7 matches on the day with 5 of them being played back to back! Faith started the long day by taking on the Tiospaye Topa Thunderhawks winning the match in two sets with scores of 25-8 and 25-11. The Longhorns second game of the day was against the Bison Cardinals in which Faith lost with scores of 2325 and 14-25 putting the team in the losers bracket (the tourney was double elimination). The team ended up playing 3 more matches to dig themselves out of the losers bracket; first taking on the McIntosh Tigers. After three sets the Longhorns won the match with scores of 25-22, 23-25, and 25-23. Next up was the Lemmon Cowgirls who also took the Longhorns to 3 sets with scores of 25-10, 17-25, and 27-25. Last game of the losers bracket was again with the Bison Cardinals but the Longhorns had different results this time. Faith won the match with scores of 25-7 and 259 to put the Longhorns into the championship against the Timber Lake Panthers who had not suffered a loss to that point. The Longhorns gave the Panthers their first loss in 3 sets with scores of 25-20, 19-25, and 25-19. The two teams turned right around and played one another again where the Longhorns won in two sets with scores of 25-10 and 25-21. Games previous to the tournament included an away game at Philip where the C team lost in 3 sets with scores of 12-25, 25-23, and 10-15. The JV also suffered a loss in 2 sets with scores of 14-25 and 18-25. The varsity took home a win in 5 sets with scores of 1825, 25-18, 20-25, 25-23, and 1512. Later that week New Underwood traveled to Faith. The C team won in 2 sets with scores of 25-23 and 25-22. The JV lost 23-25 and 9-25 and the varsity won in four sets with scores of 20-25, 25-22, 25-21, and 25-11. The Longhorns (varsity) now have a 15-2 record with upcoming opponents including: Hettinger/Scranton the 25th and Harding County here on the 27th. All varsity player stats can be found at

Longhorns tromp Timber Lake
The Faith Longhorns traveled to Timber Lake on Friday, Sept. 21st and came home with an easy win. It only took the Longhorns 3 quarters for the win, 50-0. The Longhorns had 25 rushes for 298 yards. Cody Trainor had 8 carries for 190 yards, Cody Bernstein had 2 carries for 36 yards, and Wylee Nelson had 6 for 7 yards. Timber Lake had 24 rushes for 43 yards. Cody Trainor rushed for 36 yards to score a touchdown. Clay Bernstein on a 30 yard punt for a return touchdown with Gereth Bushong getting the extra point. Cody Bernstein rushed for 23 yards for a touchdown. Cody Trainor rushed for 44 yards for a touchdown and again Gereth Bushong got it in for the extra point. Cody Trainor rushed for 38

for a touchdown and also got the extra point; also rushed for a 35 yard touchdown for the Longhorns. Gereth Bushong had a 25 yard pass to Caden Smiley for a touchdown. Caden also got the extra point. Clay Bernstein led the team with 15 tackles, Cody Bernstein had 13, Cody Trainor with 7, and Gereth Bushong 6. The next game for the Longhorns is on their home field with Lemmon this Friday night.

Area Angus breeders elected as delegates to 129th annual meeting
Hugh E. Ingalls, Faith, SD John Sletten, Faith, and Lyle D. Weiss, Faith, have been elected as delegates to the 129th Annual American Angus Association® Convention of Delegates, November 12 in Louisville, Kentucky, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association. Ingalls, Sletten and Weiss, members of the American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Missouri, are three of 330 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members in their state to serve as a representative at the annual meeting. Representing 46 states, District of Columbia and Canada, the delegates will participate in the business meeting and elect new officers and five directors to the American Angus Association board. The annual event is held in conjunction with the annual banquet and the Super Point Roll of Victory Angus show, November 10-13 during the North American International Livestock Exposition. The American Angus Association has nearly 30,000 active members and is the largest beef breed organization in the world.

4th grader, Delaney Smith … takes the ball down the court
during last Thursday's home game against Timber Lake. Photos by Marcia Samuelson

Homecoming parade … Junior class.

Photo by Marcia Samuelson

5th grader, #20 Natalie Veit … makes her way down to the basket during the game against the Panthers.

Homecoming parade … Freshmen class.

Photo by Marcia Samuelson

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Homecoming parade … 2nd grade class.

Photo by Marcia Samuelson

4th-6th grade, #22 Lindsey Wilken ... passes some Panthers and brings the ball to the basket during the game against Timber Lake. Photo by Marcia Samuelson

Concerns over new school lunch By Rep. Kristi Noem standards
Moms and dads in South Dakota try to do right by our kids. We try to instill character, integrity, a strong work ethic and a healthy dose of South Dakota common sense. We also do our best to be sure our kids eat well. We know they need fruits and vegetables, and a good amount of protein and grains. The federal government also thinks our kids should be eating healthy. For the first time in over 30 years, the school lunch program is undergoing major changes as a result of 2010 legislation known as the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The changes require healthier foods and calorie restrictions for school meals. While it’s good to know there is interest in our kids’ health, we've seen all too often how top-down Washington approaches don’t always operate as expected on the ground. And it's looking like this is the case for new school lunch standards. My kids were the first to voice complaints to me that they weren't feeling full, and then I heard that concern echoed by parents and students across the state. Talking with South Dakota school lunch program directors, superintendents and students and administrators during a recent visit to Georgia Morse Middle School in Pierre made it even clearer that these standards are cause for concern. Aside from the increased paperwork and other burdens placed on our schools, which particularly strain our rural schools, too many kids feel as if they aren't getting enough to eat. That's because the United States Department of Food and Agriculture (USDA) has placed caps on the number of calories a student can consume at lunch based solely on their age. These caps don't take into account activity level or other needs. As a mother of three, I know how important nutritious meals are, but my concern is that these caps on calories are tying the hands of South Dakota schools in providing our kids the amount of food they need. That's why I sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to ask how the department is monitoring the results of the new program and what kind of flexibility they are planning on providing schools. I think the best decisions are those made closest to home. When it comes to something as important as our kids' lunches, I think our local schools should have the flexibility to tailor the lunch program to better meet the needs of individuals students. I will continue to closely monitor this issue and do what I can to make sure that our kids are getting enough to eat and South Dakota schools aren’t unduly burdened because of these new standards.

Homecoming parade … 4th grade with their teacher, Karri Hanson

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Homecoming parade … Maurine School with teachers Sherry Seymour and Richard Moore.
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USDA/Farm Service Agency News
The Dewey, Meade & Ziebach County FSA offices would like to keep you informed of the following items important to USDA programs. If you have any questions please contact the Dewey County office at 865-3522 ext 2, Meade County at 347-4952 ext 2, or Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext 2. IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER: September 30 – Managed and Emergency Grazing stops July 23, 2012 thru September 30, 2012 or when aces are all allocated – Signup for Continuous CRP Highly Erodible Land Initiative November 15 – Report Crop Acreage for Perennial Forage, winter Wheat and Rye to FSA Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) September 30 - Deadline to purchase NAP coverage for Fall Seeded Crops including but not limited to Rye for the 2013 crop year. December 1 - Deadline to purchase NAP coverage for Honey and Grapes and other covered fruits and vegetables for the 2013 crop year. March 15, 2013 - Deadline date to purchase NAP coverage for alfalfa and grass seed, forage seeding, grass hay, grazing forage, and all other spring seeded crops for the 2013 crop year. The service fee is $250 per crop not to exceed $750 per producer per administrative county, not to exceed a total of $1,875 for a producer with farming interests in multiple counties. ECPD Reminder for Meade County Producers The application deadline for ECPD (Emergency Conservation Program Drought) in Meade County is October 12, 2012. If you want to apply for cost-share assistance on permanent or temporary water development to replace a failed water source if there is sufficient grazing: wells, pipelines, tanks, springs and water hauling to enable grazing of pastures that have a failed water source. Contact the Meade County office for further information.

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Tester, Johnson push USDA to maintain strong meat origin labeling rules
(U.S. SENATE) – Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) are calling on the U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) and the U.S. Trade Representative to work with consumers, ranchers, and meatpackers as the agencies revise Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) rules. The USDA and the U.S. Trade Representative are revising COOL rules in the wake of a recent World Trade Organization ruling that preserves consumers’ rights to know the origin of the meat they buy, but requires adjustments to the requirements for suppliers.  COOL currently requires retailers to clearly label where meat was born, raised, and processed – giving consumers the option to buy American-made meat if they choose. Tester and Johnson say the agencies should include comments from local stakeholders as they work on rule changes. “The overwhelming majority of Americans want to know the origin of the meat they feed their families,” Tester and Johnson wrote Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk.  “Americans should not be deprived of the information they demand by foreign special interests, and we urge you to work through an open and transparent process on any new changes.” Tester affirmed his support for COOL in March when he applauded the U.S. Trade Representative’s protest of the World Trade Organization’s original ruling.  Tester, a strong voice for American sovereignty, argued that Montana ranchers produce the best beef in the world, and added that the ruling “denied consumers the right to know where their meat comes from.” Senator Johnson authored the law to create COOL and has worked tirelessly to promote the program.  Johnson believes that COOL is not just a consumer right-to-know issue, but that it is a valuable marketing tool for ranchers and farmers. 

STEER Conference set for October 5th-6th
Missions Conference 2012, sponsored by STEER, Inc., is being held on October 5th and 6th, 2012, at the Ramkota Hotel, Bismarck, North Dakota. Some of the highlights of this event include: Mark Mittelberg, Friday Men’s Luncheon Speaker, leading strategist in evangelism and apologetics-oriented outreach; Friday Ladies Luncheon Speaker, Nancy Grisham, Founder of Livin’ Ignited, will share on how you can know and enjoy God to experience life to the fullest; and a Saturday evening banquet featuring Lee Strobel, former atheist and best-selling author of more than 20 books. Lee is one of the most popular apologetics speakers in the world. The two day mission’s event will begin on Friday morning, October 5th and concludes on Saturday evening, October 6th, with the Banquet. There will be representatives from approximately 40 worldwide mission organizations along with guest speakers and a great schedule of informative workshops for lay people and pastors. The public is cordially invited to attend the various activities of these two days. To purchase tickets for the meals, to receive a program, or for more information on any of the events of this missions conference, call the STEER office at 701-258-4911, email, or visit the website

TREE FACTS – Drought Injury on trees and shrubs
By Robert W. Drown, Natural Resource Specialist
Native trees and shrubs have evolved over the centuries enabling them to survive normal precipitation supply variations. But the lack of precipitation this year is causing symptoms of stress in many tree and shrub species, some of which are native to the Dakotas and some of which have been introduced from other parts of the world. The drought conditions that have persisted for over a year are damaging and in some cases killing shrubs and trees in our area. The primary visible symptoms of drought damage on trees and shrubs include wilting, chlorosis, browning, scorching, and defoliation. Long-term effects are smaller leaves, premature leaf drop, scorched leaves, reduced growth, dieback of branches, chronic stress and even death. Secondary effects on drought stressed trees and shrubs include increase insect/disease problems, root rot and cankers. There is no need to panic. The Dakotas are prone to extended periods of heat and drought. Most damaged trees and shrubs will recover and return to normal once the drought conditions break. The first sign that drought is affecting trees and shrubs is that leaves and needles begin to lose their normal, healthy shades of green during the summer and early fall. In some cases the leaves of ash, oaks and cottonwoods will not change colors, the leaves wilt, curl, turn brown and drop sooner than normal. Symptoms of drought stress on evergreens such as Ponderosa Pine and Colorado Blue Spruce include needles turning yellow or brown, drop and sometimes entire branches will die back. The drought has gotten so bad that some Ponderosa pine and Colorado blue spruce will probably require removal. They might not be quite dead, but they will be unsightly causing homeowners to remove them anyway. The protective, waxy layer on evergreen needles often will delay visible drought symptoms until many months after the initial stress due to lack of moisture. By the time the symptoms appear, it may be too late to save the tree or shrub. However, keep in mind that shedding of older needles located on the interior parts of branches during fall is normal. Drought damage develops when dry soil prevents roots from absorbing moisture necessary to replace water that plants lose during transpiration, which is a process that triggers photosynthesis to produce plants' energy. Without photosynthesis, plants don't have the energy to maintain health, grow or survive. Even drought-tolerant trees and shrubs will be affected if recently transplanted. They are at greatest risk of drought damage because they lost some of their roots when they were moved. Woody plants within three to five years of transplanting are most susceptible to drought damage as roots have not become fully established. The key to prevent drought damage to your trees and shrubs is to do deep watering, even during winter months and early spring if the air temperatures are above freezing. Watering now can help your trees and shrubs. Provide 10 gallons of water per diameter inch each week. Water the entire drip line of the tree slowly allowing it to soak into the ground. It is especially important to water evergreens, trees and shrubs that were planted within the last several years. Drought impact can be minimized by putting 2-4 inches of mulch around the base of the tree or shrub while keeping the mulch away from the trunk. The mulch will increase moisture retention in the soil, prevent weed development, and minimize mechanical injury. Keeping weeds under control also prevents them from using moisture that the tree or shrub needs. My sources for this news release were the Purdue University Extension and Beeson’s McHenry County Nursery. If you would like more information about “Drought Injury on Trees and Shrubs” call Bob Drown at the Conservation Office at 605-244-5222, Extension 4.

Reminder: Hay to be removed from state highway right of way
PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation requests the cooperation of all farmers and ranchers in removing processed hay from the highway right of way. State regulations require that hay be removed from the right of way within 30 days of being processed, but no later than October 1. Removing hay bales from the highway right of way is an important safety consideration for motorists. The bales or stacks can be a safety hazard for vehicles forced to leave the road and, in some cases, can restrict a driver’s sight distance. Hay left in the road ditches late in the year can also cause snowdrifts across the highway. For more information, contact Jason Humphrey at 605-7733571.

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SD corn, dairy and livestock producers advised to test for possible aflatoxin levels
South Dakota corn, dairy and livestock producers are advised to test for aflatoxin levels in their corn, DDGs and silage piles due to this year’s drought when selling, purchasing and feeding. Feed refusal, reduced growth rate and decreased feed efficiency are the predominant signs of chronic aflatoxin poisoning in livestock, according to the South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service. High levels of aflatoxin fed to dairy cows can lead to contamination of the milk that is produced. According to the National Corn Growers Association, aflatoxin is most prevalent in corn, cotton, peanuts and tree nuts. Fungus growth can continue in storage under certain environmental conditions. Aflatoxin can be caused by several vectors, but is most commonly related to droughtstressed corn, followed by periods of high humidity. Acceptable levels of aflatoxin in animal feed according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are as follows: • 300 parts per billion (ppb) for corn intended for finishing beef cattle; • 200 ppb for corn intended for finishing swine of 100 pounds or greater; •100 ppb for corn intended for breeding beef cattle, breeding swine, or mature poultry; •20 ppb for corn intended for immature animals, dairy animals, animal species, uses not specified above or when the intended use is not known. For specific information on acceptable FDA aflatoxin levels, please visit tm For more information on testing aflatoxin levels, visit ant-clinic/index.cfm or contact the South Dakota State University Diagnostic Clinic at 605-6885545. Services offered include aflatoxin, fumonisin, zearalenone, and deoxynivalenol (DON) screenings. Agriculture is South Dakota's No. 1 industry, generating more than $21 billion in annual economic activity and employing more than 173,000 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 or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. 

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A lighter run of calves, yearlings & lambs here for our sale on Monday, September 24. Market was higher on lambs, steady on yearlings with a nice crowd on the seats bidding to buy the spring calves. Thank you for your business. C & A Price 196...........................Angus steers 32.............................Angus steers Jim Collins 80 .......................blk & bldy steers 72 ......................blk & bldy heifers Hoff & Weichman 32.............................Angus steers

482 .............$179.00 376 .............$199.75 446 .............$180.75 438 .............$155.50 516 .............$165.00

15.............................Angus steers 27............................Angus heifers Galen Humble 59............Herf & baldy hfrs (open) Don Archibald 10 ................Angus heifers (open) Bud Longbrake 10.............................Angus steers 14 ................Angus heifers (open) Randy Fox 10.............Hereford heifers (open) R & C Olson 329 ......................................lambs John Boldt 10 ........................................lambs

559 .............$150.00 477 .............$152.75 779 .............$134.25 910 .............$128.75 820 .............$139.00 783 .............$135.50 805 .............$129.00 97 .................$95.50 90 .................$90.00

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Consignments: Gray – 280 blk & bldy calves FS 350-425# Laurenz – 450 1st x & Angus calves FS 400-475# Smith – 150 Angus calves 500-525# Hulm – 80 Angus calves FS 400# Stambach – 60 Angus calves SS 450# Gray – 220 blk & bldy calves (bulls) 350-450# Stomprud – 125 Angus steer SAV 525-550# Stomprud – 75 Angus heifers 475# Hall – 140 Angus Steers HR 750-825# Sperle – 70 Angus heifers (spay) HR 750# King – 20 Angus heifers (open) HR 750# Stradinger – 450 lambs 75-90# Paul – 50 lamb 85# More calves and yearlings expected by sale time. Upcoming Sales: Monday, October 8: Special ALL-BREED calf sale Wednesday, October 10: Special breeding ewe, ram and lamb sale Monday, October 15: Special calf sale Wed., Oct. 17: Special calf sale (featuring Charolais & Red Angus) Monday, October 22: Special calf sale Wednesday, October 24: Special calf sale Monday, October 29: Special calf sale Wednesday, October 31: Special sheep and bred cow sale


We appreciate your business. Give us a call at 605-967-2200 or if you have livestock to sell. We would be glad to visit with you. Gary Vance – (605) 967-2162 OR Scott Vance – (605) 739-5501 OR CELL: 484-7127 OR Max Loughlin – (605) 244-5990 OR 1-605-645-2583 (cell) OR Glen King 1-605-390-3264 (cell)

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 Roof on Park Shelter Roof on bathroom at the Lake Roof on Ice House Powerwash and Stain Deck on Public Safety Building Sealed bids will be received up until 7:30 P.M. MDT on October 2, 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 October 2, 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 September 19 & 26, 2012 for a total approximae cost of $46.13

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Second 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 October 3, 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 September 19 & 26 at the total approximate cost of $11.68


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I have tubes & most common tires on hand & can order in any tire of your choice.

605-748-2210 or 2244

Have Your Message Read Here! 967-2161
H&H Repair–Jade Hlavka
3 mi. W & 3 mi. N of Howes, SD
Equip. Repair/Maintenance Hydraulics - A/C - Tires Car & Light Truck Tires Shop: 605-985-5007 Cell: 605-441-1168 Certified Diesel Tech

Faith Community Health Service

Hudelson’s Bait & Tackle
212 West 4th St, Faith, SD

Dr. Brandace Dietterle DC Chiropractor EVERY MONDAY Located in Imagine and More Prairie Oasis Mall, Faith, SD PH: 415-5935

HOURS Mon.–Fri.: PH: 605-967-2690 8 a.m.–12; 1 -5 p.m. ALWAYS OPEN 605/967-2644 Live bait & tackle After Hours Ask us about our Verna Schad: 964-6114 or camping, marine and 605-365-6593 (cell) hunting supplies

Kevin Jensen your friend in real estate Raben Real Estate, Rapid City

WEST RIVER CABLE TELEVISION Serving the town of Faith, SD 1-888-411-5651 Bison, SD

Ravellette Publ. Inc.
We offer a complete commercial printing service ... • Business Cards • Letterheads • Envelopes • Brochures • Office Forms • And More! The Faith Independent PH: (605) 967-2161 OR FAX: 967-2160

Faith Veterinary Service (605) 967-2212
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday: 8 am-Noon CLOSED: SUNDAYS For the best in critter care!

Imagine And More Home Furnishings
High Quality ~ Low Cost Prairie Oasis Mall Po Box 402 Faith, SD 57626
Mon.–Thurs. 8 AM-6 PM


Bus: 605-967-2562 Krissy Johnson ~ Owner

CLASSIFIEDS • CALL 967-2161 • Email:
CLASSIFIED RATE: $5.00 minimum for first 20 words; 10¢ each word after. CARDS OF THANKS: Poems, Tributes, Etc. … $5.00 minimum for first 20 words; 10¢ each word after. Each name and initial must be counted as one word. NOTE: $2.00 added charge for bookkeeping and billing on all charges. Classified Display Rate.....................................................$4.50 per column inch PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertised in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, or discrimination on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is a violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.

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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 miles south of Maurine, 605-7482473 Merle Vig. F2-tfc

the State Capitol of S.D. The Longbranch is for SALE (serious inquires only). Call Russell Spaid 605-280-1067. WANTED: LOOKING FOR BUSINESSES for sale. Bars/restaurants or c-stores. Buyers are willing to be partners, buy and lease back or purchase the business and property. Please call 605-380-0703. BUYING GOLD/SILVER Convert your gold, silver, platinum into cash. Top price paid, 24 hr turn around for mail in. SD owned business. Visit for instructions or call 605 260 4653. EMPLOYMENT POSITION OPEN: POLICE OFFICER (full-time): The City of Platte, SD (population 1,230) is seeking full-time law enforcement officer. Successful candidate must be willing and able to work independently under the direction of Chief. Wages DOQ & DOE. State-wide L.E.T. applications accepted. Interested applicants should call Chief Brandon Semmler at (605) 337-2144. Please send application and resume to: City of Platte, PO Box 236, Platte, SD 57369. Applications accepted from Sept. 19, 2012 through Oct. 10, 2012. The City of Platte is an EOE. Shauna Meyerink, City Finance Officer. COMPUTER/NETWORK TECHNICIAN, excellent opportunity w/growing company. Network experience required. Microsoft Certifications preferred. Immediate opening. Salary is commensurate with experience. Fireside Office Solutions, Technology Division, PO Box 2116, Bismarck, ND 58502 or email: DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION is taking applictions 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. FOR SALE SPRING CALVES, 450 lbs., 30 head mixed, black calves, no shots, antibiotics or hormones; never been worked. Call 605-280-2272. OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY DRIVERS: $1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS. New Pay Program! *Earn up to 50 CPM *Home Weekly *2500+ miles, 95% no-tarp. Must be Canadian eligible (888) 6915705. $1500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS! EXP. OTR Drivers, TBI, 33¢/34¢, $375 mo., health ins., credit, 03¢ safety bonus, Call Joe for details, 800.456.1024, NOTICES ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper or 800-658-3697 for details. REAL ESTATE BREATHTAKING BLACK HILLS Log home on 40 unrestricted acres surrounded by forest service. Year round access. 17 miles to Rapid City. Gene Hensley RE/MAX 605/391-4300.

AUCTIONS LAND AUCTION: 5,055+/- Acres, Stanley County, Cropland, CRP and Grassland, 11 miles north of Hayes, SD, October 3rd , 2012. Call Dakota Properties, Todd Schuetzle, Auctioneer, 605-2803115, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY LOOMIXÆ FEED SUPPLEMENTS is seeking dealers. Motivated individuals with cattle knowledge and community ties. Contact Bethany at 800-870-0356 / to find out if there is a dealership opportunity in your area. Now is the chance to buy a well established & successful business in

Faith Community Action Team is having a

GUN SHOW: Dakota Territory Gun Collectors Association Annual Fall BISMARCK Gun Show. Saturday, September 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, September 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. BISFOR SALE MARCK CIVIC CENTER. Roger 3 STACKS OF carry–over hay. Krumm 701-336-7533 or 701F3-2tc 851-0129. Call 701-376-5347. F52-3tc LONNY’S STEAK HOUSE in Faith, SD is looking for a day waitress, 10:30 AM – 4 PM. Call 967-2650. F3-2tc

& Arts & Crafts supplies
Sept. 24 thru Oct. 6th
9:00 AM–4:30 PM


METHODIST FAITH CHURCH rummage sale will be Oct. 6-8. Mark it on your calenF1-4tc dar. Lots of stuff. I would like to thank the Faith VFW for the beautiful gun that I won at your fund raiser event. Thank you to the Groppers for selling me the winning ticket. Mike Maher, Isabel, SD

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

THE CITY OF FAITH is hosting the Fall Fun Craft Fair, October 29, 2012 at 9am to 6pm at the Faith Community Center. If you are interested in a booth, call 605-484-8919. F3-1tc APARTMENTS AVAILABLE: Countryside Apartments in Faith. 1 bedroom, carpeted throughout. Laundry facilities



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Friday noon before Wed. publication The Faith Independent

1st Tuesday & 3rd Wednesday of each month
Trips to Rapid City, Sturgis & communities in between

Fares to Rapid City are $25.00
For information or a brochure call (605) 374-3189 or Call 967-2001 to arrange a ride!

Northern Hills 1st & 3rd Wednesdays Eye Care of each month
Dr. Prosser Dr. Hafner
Wednesday, OCT. 3, 2012 Wednesday, OCT. 17, 2012 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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