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November 7, 2012
With inquiring minds and
great enthusiasm, more than 135
high school student leaders and
their advisors from 10 high
schools were in attendance at the
Upper Missouri Region Student
Council Workshop. The Work-
shop, which was co-sponsored by
the South Dakota High School Ac-
tivities Association (SDHSAA)
and the South Dakota Student
Council Association (SDSCA),
was held in Mobridge on Wednes-
day, October 24, 2012. Students
from Faith High School were
among the Workshop partici-
The Upper Missouri Region
Student Council Workshop is one
of eight regional workshops that
are held throughout the state
each year to promote the im-
provement of the leadership skills
utilized by students who are in
school leadership positions. Nu-
merous national studies indicate
that schools and communities
benefit whenever their students
possess training in leadership
methods and skills. The school
benefits, both in the classroom
and as part of the school’s activi-
ties program, from leadership
training by having students who
are positive role models. The stu-
dent’s that receive leadership
training will benefit through
skills that will be gained and uti-
lized for a full lifetime. It is antic-
ipated that each of the student
participants will return to their
own school from the Regional Stu-
dent Council Workshop possess-
ing improved skills to share with
others in their school or the bet-
terment of the school and their
The 2012-2013 Regional Work-
shops structured around the
theme “The Help”, featured a pro-
gram designed to provide a blend-
ing of instructional time for the
students combined with a time for
the students to exchange ideas
about student council activities
with students from other schools.
During the Workshop each of the
Regional Workshop attendees
participated in various small
group activities centered on the
topics of “You is Kind”, “You is
Smart”, and “You is Important”.
In addition, each Workshop par-
ticipant was provided with infor-
mation about further leadership
opportunities that are available
throughout the year.
The following students from
Faith High School attended the
Regional Workshop: Paige Brink,
Ashley Drum, Tearnee Nelson,
Karli Kilby, Michaelah Martin,
Tori Simonson, Kianna Fisher,
Sierra Price and Mrs. Deanna
Fischbach, Student Council Advi-
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has de-
clared November as “Hire Veter-
ans First” month, issuing a
proclamation asking South
Dakotans to acknowledge the con-
tributions veterans have made to
the state and country. 
“I encourage South Dakota
business leaders, public officials,
and the leaders of civic and fra-
ternal organizations that have
employment opportunities to hire
veterans for those positions,” said
Gov. Daugaard. “Veterans make
excellent employees.”  
The South Dakota Department
of Labor and Regulation (DLR)
and the U.S. Department of
Labor/Veterans’ Employment
Training Service continuously ed-
ucate South Dakota businesses
about the exceptional employ-
ment resources that veterans pos-
“Veterans have served our
country well, and many have now
made the transition to civilian life
and are ready to take on new
challenges,” said State Labor and
Regulation Secretary Pam
Roberts. “They possess the neces-
sary skills to accommodate many
businesses and are ready to enter
the workforce.”
Veterans’ employment repre-
sentatives are located in 18 DLR
local offices across the state.
They provide employment serv-
ices that help veterans transition
into the civilian workforce. 
To view an office directory and
learn more about available pro-
grams, visit www.sdjobs.org  
Hospitals don’t close for the
holidays, and blood donated now
can save someone’s life over the
Thanksgiving and Christmas sea-
sons. Donating in November is a
great way to start the holiday sea-
son because it reminds us that
one person can truly make a dif-
ference. Giving blood is a good
way of pausing to reflect on our
good fortune, while helping to as-
sure that those in need of lifesav-
ing transfusions can depend on
that blood remaining available.
Blood can be stored for only 42
days, and accidents tend to hap-
pen more frequently during the
holiday season. Influenza is also
more prevalent at this time of
year. This impacts the blood sup-
ply because people who are ill
cannot donate.
Call Amy Ulrich at 739-5701 to
schedule an appointment for
Faith’s blood drive this Thursday,
Nov. 8th, at St. Joseph’s Catholic
Church from 1:00 to 5:30.
Don’t forget your photo ID!
Faith’s blood drive this Thursday
Students from Faith High School attend
Region Student Council Workshop at Mobridge
The following students from Faith High School … attended the Regional Workshop: Paige
Brink, Ashley Drum, Tearnee Nelson, Karli Kilby, Michaelah Martin, Tori Simonson, Kianna Fisher, Sierra
Price and Mrs. Deanna Fischbach. Student Council Advisor.Photo by Mrs. Deanna Fischbach
November proclaimed
“Hire Veterans First” month
Voters ... were turning out at the polls early Tuesday morning to
cast their vote for President along with all the Initiated Measures and
Amendments. Around 50 voters had already cast their ballots before
9:00 am. Photo by Loretta Passolt
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The Faith School students will be
holding their annual Veterans Day
program on Monday, November 12th
in the school gym beginning at 3:00
pm. Area veterans will be honored.
All community members are also en-
couraged to attend the program.
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Leonard LeRoy Tax left this
earth and went to his eternal
home Wednesday morning, Octo-
ber 31, 2012.
Leonard, son of James and
Nettie (Amling) Tax, began his
life at Wasta, SD on July 27,
1918. He grew up at Bonita
Springs, SD and attended the En-
ning School, District 35, either
riding a horse or walking 2 miles
to school. After he finished grade
school, he began working for the
neighbors. As payment for his
work, one neighbor gave him a
few lambs and that began a life-
time of raising Rambouillet
sheep. It was while herding sheep
that he began finding arrow-
heads, a hobby he enjoyed for
In March of 1942, Leonard
purchased a ranch on Sulphur
Creek near Marcus, SD where he
continued raising sheep and some
cows. He married Mary Kalesh of
Faith, SD in August of 1944. They
had three children: Cheryl Faye,
Larry LeRoy and Beverly Anne.
Mary died December 11, 1956.
On August 9, 1958 at St. John
the Evangelist Catholic Church in
Rapid City, Leonard married
Rose Burk of Vale, SD. Six chil-
dren completed their family:
Cindy Rose, Richard Duane,
Theresa Marie, Loretta Ellen,
Leonard John and Jeania Dawn.
Leonard continued to ranch on
Sulphur Creek for 47 years where
he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gar-
dening and rock hunting. He was
an avid reader. Leonard was a 73
year member of St. Anthony’s
Catholic Church at Red Owl, SD
where he served as an extraordi-
nary minister of communion.
In May of 1991, he moved to
Belle Fourche, SD where he en-
joyed fishing at Orman Dam, vis-
iting with friends and going to the
library. He was a member of St.
Paul’s Catholic Church and at-
tended daily mass until his health
began to fail.
December 26, 2011, Leonard
moved to Rapid City to be closer
to family. Even though he was in
a wheelchair, he enjoyed going to
the park with his daughters, Jea-
nia and Cindy, along with his dog
Lady, who was the love of his life.
He loved returning to the ranch
with his son Larry and was able
to take one last fishing trip with
him in August, 2012.
Leonard suffered a massive
heart attack on October 4, 2012,
but with the help of his loving
family, he was able to remain at
home where he died.
Leonard was a kind and gentle
yet strong man. He was a great
husband, dad and grandpa.
Blessed for having shared his life
are Rose, his wife of 54 years; his
nine children: Cheryl McCauslin,
Glendale, AZ; Larry (Marja),
Prescott Valley, AZ; Beverly Tal-
ley, Rapid City, SD; Cindy (Les)
Bonrud, Black Hawk, SD; Rick
(Patricia), Cary, NC; Theresa
Sheppard, Mesa, AZ; Lori (Jerry)
Afdahl, Kingwood, TX; Len,
Newell, SD; Jeania (Curtis) Mid-
dleton, Rapid City, SD; his sister,
Vera Rapp and her son, Rockey,
Rapid City, SD; 13 grandkids; 11
great-grandkids; 2 great-great-
granddaughters; 3 sisters-in-law:
Alice (Duane) Queen, Sundance,
WY; Marian Young, Rapid City,
SD and Kathy Glaze, Titusville,
FL; numerous nieces and
nephews and his little Maltese
dog, Lady. 
He was preceded in death by
his first wife Mary, his parents,
five brothers-in-law and 2 sisters-
Visitation was held Monday,
November  5th and a Christian
Wake and Rosary Service at 7:00
pm, all at Osheim & Schmidt Fu-
neral Home, 2700 Jackson Boule-
Christian Mass Service was
held at 10:00 am Tuesday, No-
vember 6 at Blessed Sacrament
Church, 4500 Jackson Boulevard
with Rev. Michel Mulloy officiat-
ing. Burial followed at Mount
Calvary Cemetery at Rapid City.
His online guestbook may be
signed at
Leonard LeRoy Tax
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for caregivers to find out what
services are available in their
community and gather informa-
The first fair will be November
9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fort
Meade VA Medical Center, in
room 341B of Building 145. The
second fair will be on November
16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
Hot Springs VA Medical Center,
in room A002 of building 12.
A family caregiver is someone
who provides personal care serv-
ices for a Veteran. These services
could include assistance with ac-
tivities of daily living like per-
sonal hygiene or providing
supervision to ensure the safety
of the Veteran. A caregiver can be
a spouse, significant other, adult
child or family member.
The theme for this year’s Na-
tional Family Caregiver Month is
“Family Caregivers Matter!”
Family caregivers are often the
unacknowledged backbone of the
nation’s health care system. They
provide daily assistance to man-
age health care needs as well as
personal care while ensuring
their loved ones desire to stay in
the community longer. Forty-
three percent of caregivers report
spending 40 hours a week or more
providing care to their family
member, according to 2010 study,
Caregivers of Veterans—Serving
on the Homefront.
The VA’s Caregiver Support
Program was developed to sup-
port caregivers of Veterans, the
VA’s partners in ensuring the
best care of Veterans. The pro-
gram provides a wide range of
services to Caregivers of eligible
Veterans of all eras. Services in-
cluded assistance with accessing
additional VA services as well as
provide education and emotional
support. The program also pro-
vides services to caregivers of
Veterans, or Service members un-
dergoing medical discharge, who
incurred or aggravated a serious
injury – including Traumatic
Brain Injury, psychological
trauma or other mental disorders
– in the line of duty on or after
September 11, 2001.
Caregivers of eligible Veterans
are urged on inquire about the
program at both informational
fairs or by calling the Caregiver
Support Coordinator, Kay Ermish
at 745-2000, extension 2347.
More information is also available
at: http://www.caregiver.va.gov/
VA BHHCS to host
Caregiver Information Fair
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sults to Japanese shipping, shore
installations and aerial forces."
Maj. Boyington once quietly
confided to Chaplain M. Paet-
znick about his regular prayers
for his fliers, "I never taxi out to
take off on any mission that I
don't pray; not for myself but for
their return and safety. It may not
be an elegant prayer, but it always
stated what needed to be said."
A hundred sixty-five years ear-
lier during another critical period
in our nation's history, another
field commander also prayed for
the Hand of the Lord to move ex-
peditiously on behalf of his army
and the nation.
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania,
winter 1777-78: "I was riding
with Mr. Potts near to the Valley
Forge where the army lay during
the war of ye Revolution, when
Mr. Potts said, 'Do you see that
woods & that plain? There laid
the army of Washington. It was a
most distressing time of ye war,
and all were for giving up the
Ship but that great and good
man. In that woods (pointing to a
close in view) I heard a plaintive
sound as of a man at prayer. I tied
my horse to a sapling & went qui-
etly into the woods.
To my astonishment I saw the
great George Washington on his
knees alone, with his sword on
one side and his cocked hat on the
other. He was at Prayer to the
God of the Armies, beseeching to
interpose with his Divine aid, as
it was ye Crisis & the cause of the
country, of humanity & of the
world. Such a prayer I never
heard from the lips of man. I left
him alone praying. I went home &
told my wife. We never thought a
man could be a soldier & a Chris-
tian, but if there is one in the
world, it is Washington. We
thought it was the cause of God &
America could prevail."  Source:
Eyewitness testimony of Isaac
Potts, a Valley Forge resident
who shared the following story
with the Rev. Nathaniel Ran-
dolph Snowden (1770-1851), who
then recorded it in his "Diary and
Bernie Hendricks
Brookings, SD
to the Editor:
Veterans Day - Nov 2012
The U.S. Marines’ legendary
Black Sheep (VMF 214) squadron
ruled the skies over the Solomon
Islands during World War II.
This highly decorated unit "spear-
headed the drive that broke the
back of Japanese aerial opposi-
tion in the Solomons."  The VMF
214, under the leadership of Maj.
Greg "Pappy" Boyington, shot
down 97 enemy aircraft (con-
firmed air-to-air kills), recorded
over 200 enemy planes destroyed-
damaged, strafed 125 Japanese
land positions, and destroyed 28
Japanese vessels in 84 days of
Lt. Frank Walton, who knew
the "inner workings" of the VMF
214 through the records he main-
tained, summarized the unit’s
gallant achievements in the Pa-
cific theater: "Boyington had
welded a conglomeration of casu-
als and replacements into one of
the deadliest aerial combat
squadrons in history. He was not
only a savage past master of indi-
vidual aerial combat; he was also
an inspiring leader."
"As a squadron commander
Boyington put his men first....
Whenever the squadron received
a new Corsair, for example, Boy-
ington refused to requisition it for
himself as a replacement for the
well-worn Corsairs they had all
been using, but instead let some-
one else take it.  If the officer of
the day assigned a new aircraft to
Boyington, he would walk over to
the board, erase the aircraft num-
ber after his name, and give the
newer plane to one of his pilots,
telling the OD:  'Give me one of
those old klunkers.'"
The Black Sheep squadron
earned a unit's highest honor, the
Presidential Unit Citation, for
their heroic exploits. Boyington
himself shot down 26 enemy air-
craft (confirmed). While racing to
the aid of a fellow flyer, he was
shot down and presumed dead.
He survived the watery crash,
however, and was captured –
spending the balance of the war
in the notorious Japanese Omori
prison camp. Source: "Black
Sheep: The Life of Pappy Boying-
ton" - John F. Wukovits.
"For extraordinary heroism
above and beyond the call of duty
as Commanding Officer of Marine
Fighting Squadron TWO FOUR-
TEEN in action against enemy
Japanese forces in Central
Solomons Area from September
12, 1943 to January 3, 1944," Maj.
Gregory Boyington was awarded
our nation's two highest individ-
ual military honors, the Congres-
sional Medal of Honor and the
Navy Cross.  "Consistently out-
numbered throughout successive
hazardous flights over heavily de-
fended hostile territory, Major
Boyington struck at the enemy
with daring and courageous per-
sistence, leading his squadron
into combat with devastating re-
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor,
The fall sports are now done
for the Faith Boys and Girls, or I
should say, Ladies and Gentle-
Everywhere we traveled dur-
ing the last three months, no mat-
ter what the time of morning,
day, or night, they were defi-
nitely that, Ladies and Gentle-
I want to tell the World that
the Faith athletes are the Cham-
pions in my eyes, and all should
be role models for the younger
students in the Faith School to
look up to and follow.
I am really looking forwards
to the basketball season.
Ron Traver
To the Editor:
First of all, I would like to con-
gratulate the Longhorn football
players and coaches on a great
season. You all made us very
proud! It was a real pleasure to
watch the entire team progress as
the season went along.
In the interest of being good
fans and supportive parents,
maybe we should all look back on
what we believe to be our own
stellar athletic careers in high
school and keep them to our-
selves. Let the kids enjoy their 4
years, make their own mistakes
and reach for their own succeses.
It’s great to be involved, but
maybe it’s the parents that
should be seen and not heard.
Basketball season is right
around the corner, and I hope
that we as parents can cheer
loudly and criticize silently.
Sincerely, Jim Sheridan
Honoring Defenders of Liberty
Battles fought in wars around
the world, both past and present,
have been depicted for many
Americans through the lens of a
camera. Behind the triumphs and
the sadness of the photographs,
are the men and women who have
so valiantly honored the call to
duty in defense of freedom. These
men and women, some of whom
made the ultimate sacrifice, have
protected our nation from foreign
and domestic threats, and fought
in the name of liberty all over the
This September, I had the
great opportunity to help wel-
come home the 842nd Engineer
Company of the South Dakota
National Guard. The 160 men
and women of the Spearfish, Belle
Fourche, and Sturgis-based unit
represent some of the best that
both South Dakota and our na-
tion have to offer. These service-
men and women, like so many
before them, honored the call to
duty and selflessly put the wel-
fare of our nation before their own
personal needs.
This Veterans Day we pause to
thank and pay tribute to the vet-
erans and active members of the
military who have risked life and
limb protecting our freedoms.
South Dakota veterans, young
and old, connect us to the past
and present struggles for freedom
and peace. Their honor, duty, and
patriotism make us proud to call
them family, friends, and neigh-
bors, and we honor the memory of
those who have fallen, keeping all
who serve in our prayers.
While we honor our veterans
sacrifice, we are also aware of the
continued struggles for many of
the men and women in the mili-
tary who have returned home
from tours of duty. As the son of a
World War II veteran, I believe
we have an important responsi-
bility to care for our veterans who
have sacrificed so much for our
freedom. I am a strong supporter
of programs that benefit our vet-
erans and believe more can be
done in terms of enacting pro-
growth policies to address the
needs that veterans have during
this exceptionally difficult period
of slow economic growth. I will
continue to work across the aisle
to come up with viable solutions
to stimulate growth, boost job cre-
ation in the private sector, and
assist those who have given so
much to their country.
I invite all South Dakotans to
join me in honoring the sacrifice
of our veterans and to keep the
brave members of our military
and their families in our thoughts
and prayers as they continue to
serve on our behalf. 
All meals served with milk and
bread. Menu subject to change
without notice.
Wed., Nov. 7: Ham & Potato
Omelet, Green Beans, Cinnamon
Rolls, Plums
Thur., Nov. 8: Thanksgiving
Dinner - Roast Turkey, Mashed
Potatoes & Gravy, Green Bean
Almandine, Dressing, Cranberry
Sauce, Pumpkin Pie
Fri., Nov. 9: Chili, Marinated
Veggie Salad, Cooked Apples
Mon. Nov. 12: Veterans
Day/No Meals
Tue., Nov 13: Birthday Din-
ner-Pork Chops w/Celery Sauce,
Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean
Casserole, Tropical Fruit, Cake
Wed., Nov. 14: Beef Stew,
Crunchy Cranberry Salad, Bis-
Thur., Nov. 15: Meatloaf,
Oven Browned Potatoes, Peas,
Carrots, Jello w/Peaches
Fri., Nov. 16: Macaroni &
Cheese, Stewed Tomatoes, But-
terscotch Pudding, Banana
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Faith News
By Loretta Passolt
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Faye Fees left on Friday to
drive to Aberdeen to be with her
sister-in-law, Darlene Palmer,
who was hospitalized there.  Faye
spent the days with her and
nights with a friend in Eden.  She
came home on Tuesday as Dar-
lene was dismissed from the hos-
pital and recovering at home.
Walter and Diane Fees left for
Iowa, stopping in Peru, Iowa for a
watering tank system for the cat-
tle, then headed for her brother
Mike's place in Riverside, Iowa to
pick up a camper they bought to
fix up for a rally renter next year.
They came home on Tuesday.
Wednesday morning, Diane left
for Pierre to help Kallie with her
moving and trailer house. She left
of Saturday and headed for Mo-
bridge to pick up her Great Dane
dog that Jake had been taking
care of for her, then home.
Faye Fees went into Faith on
Friday to get her car serviced and
visited with Janice Selby for
Monday, the 29th, Paul Del-
bridge and helpers preg tested
cattle at the Marlin Ingalls place.
Helping were Jodi Howie, Cody
Hanrahan and Marlin.
Carmen Heidler was in Faith
Monday. John Heidler had an ap-
pointment on Tuesday there, then
back on Thursday for business.
I went into Sturgis early Tues-
day forenoon to have a vehicle
serviced before attending the elec-
tion school that afternoon.
Daughter Rita Bestgen picked me
up at the repair shop and we vis-
ited, shopped and had lunch to-
gether.  Rod and Tracy Ingalls
came into Sturgis after lunch so
Tracy could attend the schooling
for the election, they did some
shopping, then had a nice evening
meal in Sturgis as they were cel-
ebrating their 27 wedding an-
niversary.  Justin Ingalls helped
Russell Simons that forenoon
with some cattle work.
The Fogelmans hosted the
weekly Bible Study with Barry
and Cheryl Vig and Marlin and
Ethel Ingalls on Thursday.
Marlin Ingalls helped Fogel-
mans sort calves on Saturday.
They have steer calves consigned
to sell in Faith on Monday.
Spud Lemmel went into Stur-
gis on Thursday and brought
home 3 of Rorey's kids to spend
the weekend. Friday, Ronny and
Carmen brought Brooke and
Bridgett out for the weekend, too.
The whole group went into Stur-
gis on Sunday to attend the 4-H
recognition day.
Marlin and Ethel Ingalls went
to Union Center Friday evening
to watch great grandson Buddy
Howie participate in his first bas-
ketball game of the year.
Carl and CJ Peterson stayed
with hunter friends, Steve and
Kathy Swartos of Volga, SD on
Saturday evening. Judy attended
election school in Sturgis on Fri-
day, then Saturday she helped
family move homes.  Michelle Mc-
Graw and Wyatt came in to visit
Judy on Saturday.  That eve-
ning  Michelle went to the Rush
hockey game. Sunday, Wyatt and
Judy went to a fall bazaar  and
Wyatt got some new gold fish.
Nathan, Jason and Justin In-
galls attended a bachelor party on
Saturday evening for John Best-
gen. His wedding will be coming
soon, November 17.  The boys all
stayed somewhere overnight, re-
turning home on Sunday.
Friday, November 9th, will be
sewing day at the Opal Church
basement. Everyone welcome so
bring your project that you are
working on.  Call Carmen Heidler
if you have any questions.
Walter and Diane Fees went to
Jesse and Kelly Fees home on
Sunday for a birthday party for
granddaughter Kimber's 6th
The Sam Cowles family hosted
after-church dinner for Marty Vig
and the Larry Schuelke family on
The campaign season has fi-
nally come to an end. Celebra-
tions and the opposite are being
felt throughout the state and
country at this time.
The weather held steady over
the weekend with cool tempera-
tures in the 50s. It tried to rain on
Saturday evening and Sunday
but we just couldn't get much
moisture out of those clouds.
Karen Delbridge is in the Stur-
gis Hospital. A special medical
fund is set up for her at First In-
terstate Bank for those who wish
to help Harold and Karen with
medical expenses. One may also
drop off donations at Cheryl
Hammerstrom's beauty shop in
Union Center. Please pray for
complete healing for Karen.
The rural Meade basketball
players had games on Friday af-
ternoon and evening.
Rural Neighbors will be this
Thursday at 1:00 pm at the Com-
munity Baptist Church. They
have moved the time up because
of the time change. Those leaving
early for school or work will have
more daylight in the morning, but
will need to head home earlier to
avoid driving in the dark.
There was a potluck dinner
after church in Union Center on
Sunday. Some friends and neigh-
bors enjoyed a tour of Gary and
Amy Cammack's home now that
their addition is complete. They
held an open house from 2:00 -
4:00 pm on Sunday afternoon.
Bow hunters are out there for
the last week to get their deer.
Rifle season begins soon so please
use caution, both hunters and
those out in the fields.
On Monday, Senator John
Thune and Representative Kristi
Noem made a stop in Sturgis at
the HO Anderson Building on
Main Street. The stop provided
residents the chance to meet and
visit with two of our US represen-
Prairie Bible Church and Sol-
diers of the Cross are collecting
items for Operation Christmas
Child. They will be filling shoe
boxes with school supplies, toys,
hygiene items, t-shirts, socks,
caps, hair clips, flashlights
(w/extra batteries), toy jewelry,
watches, etc. If you wish to do-
nate you may contact Kristen
Smiley, leave at the Prairie Bible
Church or the Community Bap-
tist Church in Union Center. The
boxes will be packed about mid-
November. To help with shipping,
it is $7.00 per box, so monitary
gifts will help as well. These
boxes will be sent from Nicaragua
to Madagascar and beyond. Chil-
dren in over 100 coutries will ex-
perience the joy of Christmas and
hear the good news of Christ.
What not to include would be war
toys such as guns & knives,
chocolate or food other than hard
candy, liquids or lotions, medica-
tions/vitamins, or breakable
items. For more information you
may go to www.samari-
Ronnie Opstedahl is recovering
from a stroke. Please keep him in
prayer, and drop him a line or a
Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden
Once again, we had a variety of
fall weather last week. Tempera-
tures were mostly in the 4os, with
a few 50s thrown in. We had a lit-
tle rain Saturday evening and
Sunday morning, but not a lot.
Anything is welcome! It is sup-
posed to stay about the same this
week, until the weekend, then
down to the 20s and 30s. We are
so lucky compared to the East
Coast! I just can’t imagine that
kind of devastation!
Garnet Gaaskjolen visited at
the Keith Gasaskjolen ranch on
Thursday afternoon. She got to
see little Eli as Grandma Roxi
was babysitting that afternoon.
Eli’s mom Sarah attends the
School of Nursing in Rapid City.
Eldora Fischbach went to
Rapid City last week and spent
several days at their house. On
Friday she had Election School in
Sturgis, then came home from
there. She enjoyed lunch and a
nice visit with nephew Eric Flat-
moe and great nephew Jared
Kuno on Friday. Eric returned to
work at Sturgis Yamaha this
Monday after taking an addi-
tional month off following his re-
turn from his tour of duty in
Afghanistan with the 842nd En-
gineering Co.
Diane Isaacs, Cindy Escott and
I were among several from Faith
who attended the Craft Fair in
Bison on Saturday. We didn’t buy
much, but it was a nice day’s out-
Our daughter Melissa spent a
few days with us last week. She
came down to visit Amanda
Palmer Few who was here from
Illinois with her two boys visiting
family. Melissa also got in a little
visit with Takayla Lightfield and
Marlayna McGinnis.
Next Monday, November 12th,
the Faith School students will be
holding their annual Veterans
Day program. All Veterans and
community members are invited
to the school gym for this program
at 3:00. Let’s all remember to
thank our Veterans.
The Catholic Daughters are
sponsoring a blood drive this
Thursday, Nov. 8th in the St.
Joseph’s Catholic Church fellow-
ship hall. You can call Amy Ulirch
to schedule an appointment or
just walk in. The hours are from
1:00 to 5:30. You must have photo
JR and Sandy Rasmussen are
once again hosting their annual
Thanksgiving Dinner. They wel-
come anyone to join them for the
day at the Senior Citizen Center.
You may bring a dish to share if
you wish.
I’ll be so glad when election is
over this week! I’m tired of all the
campaign ads, as I’m sure most of
you are! I have a feeling we may
not know who our President is for
awhile, it is so close. I just hope it
goes the way I want it to!
The high school sports activi-
ties are at an end for a little
while. The football team and the
volleyball team ended their sea-
sons last week. The Longhorns
lost their 2nd round playoff game
to Arlington on Monday night and
the Ladies lost to Harding County
in the district tournament on Fri-
day night. They are both to be
commended on their great sea-
The undefeated Harding
County Ranchers will be playing
in the State B’s at the Dome this
weekend. They will be playing
Colome who has only lost 1 game.
The Faith Longhorns were the
only team that gave them a close
game. Good job boys! The Hard-
ing County game will be televised
on Public Television at 6:30 pm
mountain time. Should be a good
The girls start basketball prac-
tice on November 19th, and the
boys start the following week, the
The 6th-8th grade girls have a
basketball game at Dupree this
Thursday at 5:00. They will be
hosting Lemmon on Tuesday,
13th, also at 5:00.
The Oral Interp students will
be competing in Timber Lake
today, Wednesday at the District
Contest. We wish them the best of
November 7, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 5
Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
The Halloween Party held Sat-
urday night at the old Marcus
Hall made her hum. I think Lacey
counted 19 children and assorted
adults who came with them. We
had Hawaiian hula girls, cow-
boys, Rip Van Winkle, Spider
Man, a cute little duck, a dragon
and a witch just to mention a few.
Cathy Timmons, Laurel Schultes
and Kelly Fees came up with
some great costumes and every-
one had fun. Well, except when
Kay King plugged in the boom
box that shot fire out the plug-in.
No one was injured and Robert
Wondercheck quickly used the
fire extinguisher so all’s well that
ends well. The electrical repair
man has been sent for and all
should be fixed by next weekend’s
Hunters Supper.
Saturday morning, Cathy Tim-
mons, Patty Trask, Lacey and
Quirt Wondercheck and I were at
the hall cleaning and decorating
for the party. I am always nostal-
gic when I’m at the hall. It has
been such a central location in so
many times in my life, my fam-
ily’s lives, and our community.
Saturday, I was struck by the fact
that little Patty Jo and Quirt each
were the fifth generation of their
respective families to work on
things at the Marcus Hall. Patti
swept bugs up and then she and
Quirt put decorations on the win-
dows, much like their ancestors
had been doing years before
them. Continuity in our commu-
nities and our lives is so impor-
tant and the hall gives us that.
Unfortunately, the Marcus town
site sits on land that has had sev-
eral owners over the years and
not all have been nice or trust-
worthy. One such man made the
statement that he would just “fill
that old building with grain and
see how they liked it.” We got our
little fat fannies in gear, my mom,
Marian contacted the state his-
torical society for the forms.
Corinna Thompson, mom and I
called a meeting of the longtime
area people. We gathered infor-
mation, took pictures and I wrote
the essay. Corinna compiled and
typed the information and sub-
mitted it. We were fortunate to
have it declared a historic site in
Meade County by the County
Commissioners and then a his-
toric site in South Dakota.
Since we had so much “Hall”
stuff I thought I’d write about it.
Much of the following is the infor-
mation we sent in on our paper-
work to become a historic site.
The Marcus Hall came into
being in 1913. It was built with
money donated by the local peo-
ple. It was leased by Clark and
Archer’s Marcus Store as a stor-
age area for harness, buggies and
wagons.  When the community
needed it the wagons were rolled
out. The harness hung in the
rafters so was not a problem.
Its occupants have always
been the local people using it for
community needs: wedding and
baby showers, weddings, 4-H
events, farmers and ranchers
meetings, voting, parties, potluck
suppers, dances, funerals and so
on. The Hall is now seeing its
fourth and fifth generation of
some area families. (There was
also a time when the Klu Klux
Klan used it for meetings…but
that’s another story.)
The Hall began as a false-
fronted, lap sided building with
large doors on each end to accom-
modate the buggies and wagons.
It had a rough board floor, unfin-
ished interior and wooden lap sid-
ing. In the 20’s and 30’s the false
front disappeared, the doors be-
came small doors on the south
side and the floor had a rock foun-
dation put under it by the NYA or
National Youth Association. A
small kitchen was added on the
north side and the stage was cen-
tered and raised. In the 50’s the
interior gained electricity, knotty
pine paneling, insulation, a hard-
wood floor and a heater. A new
door, step, porch exit lights, out-
door bathrooms, cold running
water and kitchen sink and drain
have appeared over the years. In
1994, the first kitchen was torn
off and a new larger kitchen was
added. Concrete was poured
around the south side to keep
skunks out and hold the sides of
the building.
The Marcus Hall was con-
trolled by the Modern Woodmen
from 1908-1909.
I have a note that tells me the
NYA worked there in 1938. The
Catholic priest, Father Quinn, got
it started then moved so Walter
Thompson was the boss. After
they put the rock foundation
under it and the stucco on it, they
moved to the White Owl Hall but
for some unknown reason the
work on the White Owl Hall was
never completed. That hall was
eventually damaged by a storm
and torn down.
The following is a list of the
NYA Workers at the Marcus Hall
that someone gave me (Vern Si-
mons??): Merle Weyer, Walter
Ensor, Vic Ellefson, Ardell Si-
mons, Dale Timmons, Orin
Howie, Loy Burditt, Harvey
Whitman, Frank Palmer, Orrie
Simons, Hale (Slim) Carney,
Lloyd Wilcox and boss Walter
Thompson.  Loy Burditt told me
that putting the rock under the
hall was a miserable job. It was
hot and breathless, you had to
carry the rock and crawl along to
get it there, then crawl back out.
They really looked forward to
lunch break and a few minutes to
sit up straight.
In 1913 Marcus had the follow-
ing businesses: Bank, meat mar-
ket, creamery, hotel, livery stable,
blacksmith, pool hall, 2 churches,
the Catholic and the Presbyte-
rian, a schoolhouse and teacher-
age and 2 newspapers. The
newspapers were the Marcus
Moniter and the White Owl Ora-
cle. I think both papers were run
by Everett (Skinny) Johnson.
I have enjoyed re-reading my
Marcus notes and sharing with
you. I also found note of a bank
robbery in Fort Pierre in 1925.
The robbers escaped but were fol-
lowed as far as Marcus where the
posse lost track of them…Hmmm.
I have more but I would also
love to hear more so please share.
I love our area’s history. My aunt
Rosalie replied to this so I’m in-
cluding her bit.
Vicky: That is so much fun to
read about Marcus Hall. In the
family story I sent you, I wrote
about Peter Norbeck speaking in
the Marcus Hall when he ran for
re-election. That would have been
1932, the last time he was elected
Senator. I was at least 10 years
old, so it would have been that
summer. He campaigned by air-
plane out in the prairie country,
SO modern.  The plane landed,
and taxied southwest from
the  area beyond the  corner be-
tween the Presbyterian and
Catholic Churches.  What I am
getting at: maybe there have been
a number of notable people: politi-
cians, movie stars, etc., who have
been at Marcus Hall.  World class
cowboys Melvin Tivis?  Casey
Tibbs? Bonny Tivis, our teacher
was an accomplished trick rider.
performed at Wriggly Field in
Chicago, and Madison Square
Garden in NYC  in the summer-
time. Wasn't there a lady, last
name of Crowder, who was a
fairly famous horsewoman out
there - related to the Goff's and
Tivis?”  That would add to the his-
tory of Marcus Hall, too.  The
story means a lot to Rosalie and
me, because it was such a part of
our lives as small kids, too.  Ruth
Lacey Wondercheck gave me a
list of costume contest winners
from the Halloween party Satur-
day night. In the over 7 contest,
first place was Cheyenne Long,
second Sklee Long and third
Canyon King.  In the adults, first
was Laurel Schultes, second
Kathy Timmons, third Bobby
Timmons and fourth Kelly Fees.
Thanks to all who came and espe-
cially those who helped in any
way. Big thanks to Lacey Won-
dercheck for getting it all to-
Don’t forget the Annual
Hunters Supper at the Marcus
Hall Saturday, November 10.
Talk to D’Anne Thompson or
Cathy Timmons for times, etc.
Tucker and Bev Hudson drove
to Burke, SD   on Tuesday, and
met  Brad and Tela Hutchinson to
go to Platte, SD  that evening for
district volleyball games that
Whitney Hutchison was playing
in. The girls won all their games
and advanced to the champi-
onship, they lost those games to
Lake Andes. Tucker and Bev re-
turned home Wednesday morn-
Tucker and Bev Hudson were
in Sturgis on Friday. Bev at-
tended election school and Tucker
kept an eye doctor appointment.
Weekend guest at Hudsons,
helping Tucker with some proj-
ects were Pat and Colan Kellogg
of Spearfish and Brian and Tarri
Baldwin of Rapid City.

Carson Johnston
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Late last month, I met with
several domestic violence advo-
cates and law enforcement per-
sonnel to discuss domestic
violence and sexual assault pro-
grams in the Sioux Falls area and
throughout South Dakota and In-
dian Country. The message from
our conversation was that pro-
grams are working, but more can
be done to continue to reduce the
incidence of domestic violence
and sexual assault. While Domes-
tic Violence Awareness Month is
observed in October, this really is
a year-round issue, and I would
like to take the opportunity to
focus on it. 
Earlier this year, I joined 67 of
my colleagues in the United
States Senate in passing a bipar-
tisan reauthorization of the Vio-
lence Against Women Act
(VAWA).  This measure was sup-
ported by two-thirds of the Sen-
ate – both Democrats and Rep-
ublicans – including every female
Senator. Despite this, the legisla-
tion was met with partisan oppo-
sition when it reached the House
of Representatives.
Many provisions in the Senate
bill were added to ensure that
more victims affected by domestic
violence and sexual assault are
able to access programs that will
keep them safe from harm and
continued victimization.  In par-
ticular, American Indians re-
ceived additional protection in the
Senate version. American Indian
women are 2.5 times more likely
to be victims of domestic violence
and one in three will be a victim
of rape or attempted rape in their
lifetime. These statistics are stag-
gering and I commend the efforts
of those working to reverse the oc-
currence and frequency of domes-
tic violence and sexual assault in
Indian Country. 
The bipartisan Senate version
added provisions that would
allow for prosecution of offenders
in limited circumstances in our
Indian Communities – a neces-
sary component to stop the cycle
of violence. Domestic violence vic-
tims on federal reservations
would be able to seek justice,
without fear of jurisdictional com-
plications. Tribal courts and law
enforcement will see increased
tools to combat this epidemic.  I
supported these provisions both
in the Senate Indian Affairs Com-
mittee and when these issues
came before the full Senate. 
The version of the VAWA reau-
thorization reported by the House
of Representatives included pro-
visions aimed at the clarifying
protection orders for American
Indian victims; however, protec-
tion without prosecution is an
empty gesture which will lead to
the continued belief that our In-
dian communities are loopholes
in crim- inal jurisdiction.  In ad-
dition, because of the challenges
for Indian victims in accessing
federal courts, protection orders
issued only by federal courts are
not a practical or effective inter-
vention for crimes that demand
local response and local jurisdic-
tion by tribal authorities. This au-
thority should rest with the
federal courts, as well as the local
tribal courts.
Protection and prosecution are
vital to addressing the problem,
but also more time and resources
need to be focused on prevention
efforts.  Also last month, I toured
an alcohol and substance abuse
center on the Rosebud Sioux
Reservation.  As we all know, al-
cohol and substance abuse often
lead to domestic violence and sex-
ual assault. In addition to alcohol
and substance abuse programs,
more emphasis needs to be placed
on mental health services for vic-
tims and their families. I will con-
tinue to use my seat on the
Senate Appropriations Commit-
tee to ensure these programs
have funding to continue efforts
to reduce domestic violence and
sexual assault.
When Congress reconvenes, I
hope the House of Representa-
tives will pass the Senate version
of the VAWA reauthorization.
This reauthorization passed with
a supermajority of votes in the
Senate, a feat in itself during
these times of exceptional politi-
cal rancor. With the passage of
this bipartisan measure by the
House of Representatives, we
would continue on the path of re-
ducing domestic violence and sex-
ual assault in South Dakota and
across the Nation. 
The VA Black Hills Health
Care System (BHHCS) invites
Women Veterans to gather to
meet other Women Veterans and
learn more about health care
services and educational opportu-
nities available to them.  An Open
House will be held on November
13, 2012 in Rapid City, at the
South Dakota School of Mines
and Technology Surbeck Center
in the McKeel Room.
All women who have served in
the military or who are currently
serving are encouraged to stop at
the open house from 4 – 5 p.m. to
receive health care   and educa-
tional opportunity information,
socialize with other women Veter-
ans and enjoy refreshments.
The Open House is an effort to
reach female Veterans and in-
crease awareness of available
services. Some topics covered will
be women specific primary care,
maternity care, sexual trauma,
contraception and infertility,
menopause management, educa-
tional opportunities, scholar-
ships, homeless programs, and
wellness and weight manage-
For more information or ques-
tions please call contact Dianna
Monahan, RN - VA BHHCS
Women Veterans Program Man-
ager at 605-347-2511 ext 7247.
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VA Black Hills Health Care
System to host Women Veterans
Open House in Rapid City
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
By U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD)
to our country’s history will never
be forgotten.
A common characteristic
among veterans across the gener-
ations is humility.  I can’t tell you
the number of times I’ve thanked
a veteran for their service and
their response has been, “I’m no
hero; I was just doing my job.”
When they make these humble
remarks, these men and women
aren’t acknowledging that their
work is something that in the
past decade only one half of 1% of
the population was willing to do.
They aren’t recognizing that their
job pulls them away from their
families and puts them in danger-
ous situations, all so that we may
live safely in America and the
freedoms we hold dear may be
preserved.  If there was ever rea-
son to be a little boastful, this
would be the time.
With this modest attitude, our
veterans may not ask for extra
benefits, attention, or praise, but
they are deserving of all that and
more.  I have used my role in the
Senate to be a champion for vet-
erans’ issues, securing strong
funding for the Department of
Veterans Affairs and working to
make sure we honor the promises
made to our servicemembers and
stand by them when they take off
our nation’s uniform.  I will con-
tinue this effort and hope you will
join me in honoring our nation’s
veterans, not just on Veterans
Day but every day. 
This year we saw the welcome
return of over 500 South Dakota
National Guardsmen who had de-
ployed in support of Operation
Enduring Freedom and Opera-
tion New Dawn.  These men and
women join the more than 72,000
veterans that call South Dakota
home.  Residents in communities
across the state turned out to
show their support in welcome
home parades and ceremonies. 
This Veterans Day, communi-
ties will again gather together to
honor those who have served in
our country’s military.  As we cel-
ebrate this holiday, we not only
honor the recently returned Na-
tional Guard veterans but all
those who have worn our nation’s
uniform and sacrificed so much in
service to our country. 
With the recent passing of Sen-
ator McGovern, we’re reminded
again of the valor of the Greatest
Generation.  As a young pilot,
George flew 35 B-24 Liberator
missions over Europe.  When his
plane was struck by enemy fire,
he adeptly crash-landed it, earn-
ing the Distinguished Flying
Cross and the Air Medal.  While
his actions were certainly heroic
they were not unique.  There
were countless men and women
like him that bravely answered
the call to serve, placing them-
selves into harm’s way and en-
during unimaginable hardships.
More World War II veterans die
every day, but their contributions
Honoring our Nation’s
Veterans By U.S. Senator Tim Johnson
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This year, many Americans
have been impacted by a wide
range of natural disasters. Many
have seen their homes perish or
their livelihoods turned upside
down – sometimes overnight.
Tragically, some have lost their
Many Americans don’t know it,
but USDA often plays a key role
in disaster assistance and recov-
ery. We take this responsibility
seriously. Today, in the wake of
Hurricane Sandy, we’re working
to help.
More than 250 U.S. Forest
Service personnel have been sent
to affected states, to assist in dis-
aster response.  USDA staff mem-
bers are helping rural electric and
water utility companies assess
outages and damage.  We are
working with impacted States to
assess the need for emergency
food assistance.  And we are in
constant contact with FEMA, ad-
ditional Federal agencies, and
State and local governments to
ensure a coordinated response.
Over the past year, USDA has
helped respond to many disasters
– ranging from severe wildfire
and drought, to tornadoes and
flooding. In the wake of any dis-
aster, we know how important it
is to get the job done. We know
that folks are counting on us.
Today, USDA is focused on
working with our federal partners
to support an effective, efficient
and well-coordinated response to
disaster. Meanwhile, our
thoughts and prayers are with
Americans who have been im-
pacted by Sandy, along with those
who have been affected by other
disasters over the course of the
Ag Secretary Vilsack Column
The South Dakota Department
of Environment and Natural Re-
sources (DENR) is accepting ap-
plications for a fifth round of
federal grant funds to help South
Dakota public schools replace old,
high-emitting diesel buses with
newer models and retrofit mid-
age buses with emission controls.
Applications will be accepted
from Nov. 2 through Dec. 21. Ap-
plication forms can be found on-
l i n e
a.aspx or by calling 605-773-3151.
Applications should be sent to the
DENR Air Quality Program at
the address on the form.
The DENR has made 89 fund-
ing awards to public school dis-
tricts totaling about $2.5 million
since the EPA Clean Diesel Grant
Program started in 2009. The
grants have helped districts pur-
chase 62 new buses and 145 ex-
haust control retrofits. A list of
school districts and the amounts
received can be seen at
a n d i e s e l f u n d i n g . a s p x
The main goal of the program
is to reduce school children’s ex-
posure to both fine particulate
and smog-forming pollution.
The EPA Clean Diesel Pro-
gram provides grant funds to
school districts to help purchase
new school buses outfitted with
EPA-approved emission controls.
The federal share will be about 25
percent of the cost of the new bus.
The program also pro-
vides grant funds to pay for 100
percent of the cost of installing
retrofits to clean up exhaust
emissions on mid-age school
Eligibility requirements for
new school bus purchases under
the program include:
•Funds cannot be used for re-
placements that would have oc-
curred through normal
attrition/fleet turnover within
three years of the project start
•Replaces an existing diesel
school bus being used by the
school district
•Disable or scrap the existing
bus within 90 days of receiving
the new bus
•Receive the new bus by Aug.
1, 2013, and
•The new school bus must
meet or exceed EPA’s 2010 engine
emission standards
Eligibility requirements for ex-
isting school buses to be retrofit-
ted include:
•The bus must have a 1987 to
2006 model year engine
•The bus must be in use by the
school district, and
•The bus must operate on
diesel fuel
Preference will be given to
school districts that have not re-
ceived a bus replacement during
previous funding rounds, districts
that also apply for exhaust-con-
trol retrofit installation, and
buses with oldest model year en-
gine over newer models.
School districts may request
retrofits for multiple buses.
School districts eligible for EPA Clean Diesel Grant
Last week the Longhorn vol-
leyball team started district tour-
nament action. The Lady ‘Horns
started the tournament as the #1
seed and thus received a bye the
first round of play. During the
second round the ‘Horns were
matched up against the Bison
Cardinals. The Longhorns won
the match in three sets with
scores of 25-12, 25-17 and 25-17.
The Longhorns were then paired
with the Harding County Ranch-
ers for the District 16B champi-
onship match. The Longhorns
ended their season losing this
match in three sets with scores of
19-25, 8-25 and 22-25.
Lady Longhorns end season in
district championship By Coach Alison Grueb
Faith students & staff wear red to celebrate Red Ribbon Week! Red Ribbon
Week …is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. This year Red Ribbon Week
was celebrated October 20-28, 2012. Red Ribbon Week serves as a way for communities and individuals
to take a stand for a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live
drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of drug free America. The Faith Student Council
organized Red Ribbon Week activities. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
Question: My only income is
Supplemental Security Income
(SSI). My sister recently died and
left me a little money. Will this
extra money affect my SSI bene-
Answer: It depends on the
amount. You must report the in-
heritance to Social Security by
calling 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-
800-325-0778). SSI is a needs-
based program for people 65 or
older, blind, or disabled who have
limited income and resources. We
consider your inheritance as in-
come for the month you received
it. Accordingly, we may have to
adjust your benefit for that
month. If you keep the money
into the next month, the money
then becomes a part of your re-
sources. A person with more than
$2,000 or a couple with more than
$3000 in total resources cannot
receive SSI, although there are
exceptions. For more information,
visit our website at www.socialse-
Social Security Tips
November 7, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 9
• Afdahl Appliance
Joel, Claudine, Tori & Josh
• Bogue & Bogue Law Offices
• Branding Iron Inn
• Cenex of Faith
• City of Faith
• Delbridge Trucking
• Brandace Dietterle,
Dr. of Chiropractic
• Faith Area Memorial Chapel
• Faith Comm. Health Center
• Faith Lumber Co.
• Faith School District 46-2
• Faith Veterinary Service
• Farmers State Bank
• Fisher Gas Co.
• Haines Trucking
• Imagine & More
• KeAnn Honey Co.
• Lynn’s Dakotamart
• Linda’s Drive In
• Lonny’s Steak House
• M&D Food Shop
• Paul’s Feed & Seed
• Rick’s Auto
• The Faith Independent
• The Plains Agency
• Tower Stool Co. LLC.
• Vilas Health & Variety
Pictured back row, left to right: Tristen Rhoden, Teigen Grubl, Rio Hulm, John Gropper, Lane Foster, Kenny Carmichael,
Tye Grubl, Marty Shaff, Gereth Bushong, Sam Kennedy. Middle row, left to right: Chaney Keffeler, Wyatt Schuelke,
Dalton Sheridan, Shane Lutz, Chance Escott, Cody Trainor, Caden Smiley. Pictured front row, left to right: Manager
Brandi Simons, Glenn Palmer, Wylee Nelson, Jesse King, Cody Bernstein, Hunter Johnson, Clay Bernstein, Skyler Wel-
ter, Trey Donovan, Manager Jocelynn Keffeler. Photo by Lifetouch
Congratulations Longhorns
on your 8-2 season!!
You made us proud!
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South Dakota’s child obesity
rate rose slightly in the 2011-
2012 school year with 15.9% of
kids 19 and under reported as
obese. That’s up from 15.2% the
previous school year.
“Any increase, even a small
one like this, is disappointing,”
said Kristin Biskeborn, State Nu-
tritionist for the Department of
Health. “We know that over-
weight and obese students be-
come obese adults who develop
more chronic disease than their
peers who had healthy weights as
The obesity rate was up for all
student age groups and the over-
all rate is well above the depart-
ment’s 2020 goal of a 14% obesity
rate. South Dakota’s rate remains
below the latest national obesity
rate of 19.6% for the 19 and under
age group.
A total of 187 schools submit-
ted student height and weight
data for the latest survey, ac-
counting for 35.6% of students in
the state. The survey defines
obese as at or above the 95th per-
centile body mass index-for-age
when compared to kids of the
same age and gender; overweight
is between the 85th and 94th per-
“Preventing obesity in kids is
the key to addressing the nation’s
obesity epidemic,” said Biske-
born. “There is a role for each one
of us—parents, schools, communi-
ties—in providing healthy food
and increasing access to physical
activity for our kids.”
Biskeborn said the department
has two new resources to help
with that effort. The Munch Code
(www.munchcode.org/) offers
healthy concessions information
for schools and youth activities.
Harvest of the Month (www.sd-
harvestofthemonth.org/) com-
bines lessons and produce
sampling to get kids eating more
vegetables and fruit, one of six
science-based strategies shown to
prevent obesity. The others in-
clude increased physical activity,
decreased television viewing, de-
creased sweetened beverage in-
take, decreased portion sizes, and
increased breastfeeding.
The full student height weight re-
port is available at
Falls Park in Sioux Falls turns
blue after dark on Tuesday, Nov.
13, to bring attention to World Di-
abetes Day on Wednesday, Nov.
14.  The South Dakota Diabetes
Coalition and South Dakota
Urban Indian Health are bring-
ing the diabetes epidemic into the
public spotlight by working with
the city to light the Falls with
blue lights. 
On Nov. 14, the two South
Dakota organizations will offer
Blue Circle Tests at all South
Dakota Urban Indian Health clin-
ics and at the Wagner Indian
Health Services through their
Healthy Heart Program. The test
allows individuals to learn about
their risk of type 2 diabetes and
how to start taking control of
their lifestyles.  An interactive on-
line version is available at
circletest and on the SD Diabetes
Coalition website at www.sddia-
“Light up the Monuments
Blue” is part of an international
effort  to bring attention to efforts
to fight the disease. Blue is used
because it is part of the blue and
red World Diabetes Day symbol.
In previous years, the campaign
has been joined by a host of global
landmarks, including the Empire
State Building, Tokyo Tower, Ni-
agara Falls, the Burj Al Arab in
Dubai, the Aleppo Citadel in
Syria, the Obelisk in Buenos
Aires, and the Leaning Tower of
Pisa. Since 2007, more than 1,000
monuments in 84 countries have
gone blue for diabetes.
Diabetes is a leading global
cause of blindness, kidney failure,
heart attack, stroke and amputa-
tion. According to the Interna-
tional Diabetes Federation and
the World Health Organization,
more than 360 million people
worldwide have diabetes. 
World Diabetes Day, cele-
brated each year on Nov. 14,
unites millions of people in more
than 170 countries to raise
awareness of diabetes. Numerous
local and national events are or-
ganized by organizations and in-
dividuals to raise
awareness.  World Diabetes Day
was created in 1991 by the Inter-
national Diabetes Federation
(IDF) and the World Health Or-
ganization (WHO) in response to
the growing concerns about the
escalating threat of diabetes
worldwide. In 2007, World Dia-
betes Day became an official
United Nations Day as a result of
U.N. Resolution 61/225. The Res-
olution invites all member associ-
ations to participate in World
Diabetes Day and draws atten-
tion to the need for education and
awareness to tackle the growing
diabetes epidemic. 
For more information on World
Diabetes Day, go to www.worlddi-
For more information on the
SD Diabetes Coalition, contact
Dawn Hahn at 605-336-3505 or
by e-mail at
Falls Park turns blue for World Diabetes Day
South Dakota’s child
obesity rate rises
Students throughout South
Dakota can expect to see health-
ier and more nutritious food on
their trays this year, according to
SDSU Extension.
Beginning this fall, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture is pro-
viding additional funds to schools
that meet the new healthy meal
standards. This affects 32 million
children nationally and approxi-
mately 100,570 students in South
Dakota. This change is thanks to
the national Healthy, Hunger
Free Kids Act  (Public Law 111-
296) to improve the health of our
nation's children.
"Across our nation, schools are
now better positioned to assist
with combating the challenge of
childhood obesity and improve
children's overall health," said
Ann Schwader, SDSU Extension
Nutrition Field Specialist.
Schwader says that in South
Dakota 17 percent of children
ages 2 to 19 are considered over-
weight and 16.6 percent are con-
sidered obese.
"One reason youth are trend-
ing towards overweight and obe-
sity is their lack of understanding
of proper portions. Now, school
meals are "right-sized" based on
their age, students are getting the
right portions and now they will
be getting more of certain foods
like fruits and vegetables," she
There have been tremendous
advancements in our understand-
ing of what a healthy school meal
should look like since the last
time the standards were updated
in 1995. The new guidelines align
school meals with the latest nu-
trition science, based on recom-
mendations of nutrition experts
at the Institute of Medicine and
the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for
Americans nutrition recommen-
The new school meal stan-
dards ensure students are offered
both fruits and vegetables every
day of the week; substantially in-
creasing offerings of whole grain-
rich foods; offer fat-free or low-fat
milk varieties; limit calories
based on the age of children to en-
sure proper portion sizes; and in-
crease the focus on reducing the
amounts of saturated fat, trans
fat and sodium.
The new school meal patterns
meet specific calorie ranges for
children in grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-
12.  The new meal patterns split
up the estimated daily calories
and food groups required by 3
meals, including small snacks in
between meals. The intention of
the new school lunch guidelines is
to ensure that almost all children
receive at least one-third of their
daily nutritional and energy
needs. As an example, the USDA
recommends that children, de-
pending on age and sex, should
get 4-6 ounces of protein foods
over the course of a day, resulting
in 1-2 ounces of protein foods per
Data from the USDA shows
that students have tended not to
take all the food available to them
in the cafeteria line. Understand-
ing the amount of food that can be
selected the first time through the
cafeteria line can help ensure
that active kids are getting maxi-
mum energy benefit from their
meal. A well-balanced, nutritious
lunch will provide: plenty of en-
ergy for the rest of the day, fo-
cused learning, nutrients needed
to grow and teaching opportuni-
ties for healthy eating habits.
SDSU Extension recognizes
schools are in a transition year
and have provided support to
statewide trainings that were
held throughout South Dakota for
school food service directors and
staff earlier in the year. SDSU
Nutrition Field Staff are avail-
able to educate communities, or-
ganizations and parents about
the new standards. For additional
information contact your Re-
gional Extension Center. Contact
information can be found at
SDSU Extension supports new school meal standards
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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Kristi
Noem joined House Committee on
Education and the Workforce
Chairman John Kline (R-MN)
and Representative Phil Roe,
M.D. (R-TN) in requesting a Gov-
ernment Accountability Office
(GAO) study on the new school
lunch standards that are being
implemented for the first time
this year.
Rep. Noem has been a strong
voice in questioning the new
school lunch standards, which
place calorie-maximums on school
meals for students. The Repre-
sentatives are requesting that the
GAO investigate the challenges in
implementing the school lunch
program, the costs associated
with it and what the United
States Department of Agriculture
(USDA) is doing to assist schools
in complying with the standards.
The letter also requests that the
GAO look into the impact the
standards have on food waste.
This request is a follow-up to
an October 18 letter sent by Rep-
resentatives Noem, Kline and Roe
to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack
requesting additional information
on the program. Rep. Noem also
sent a letter to Secretary Vilsack
regarding the issue on September
13. No responses from the USDA
have been received at this point.
A GAO study will help determine
the on-the-ground impacts of the
new standards so Congress can
determine the next steps on how
to best address the challenges.
The Quartzite Border
One was broken when hit by a
running horse on a cold winter
night. Others gave way to road
construction or now stand by
driveways and sidewalks.
Of the 720 quartzite monu-
ments that once marked the bor-
der between North Dakota and
South Dakota, officials at the
South Dakota State Historical So-
ciety have said that about half re-
After North Dakota and South
Dakota were admitted to the
Union on Nov. 2, 1889, a law
passed by Congress the next year
authorized the secretary of the in-
terior to have the seventh stan-
dard parallel between the two
states surveyed and marked by
suitable and permanent monu-
According to The Quartzite
Border by Gordon L. Iseminger,
South Dakota Sen. Richard F.
Pettigrew wrote the secretary of
the interior recommending that
the boundary be marked with
quartzite monuments available
from quartzite quarries near
Sioux Falls. Among the reasons
Pettigrew made for having the
markers be of a large size was
that a distinctly marked bound-
ary would allow for easier loca-
tion of land claims. Also, stone
monuments would last longer
than iron posts and would cost
less. Quartzite was attractive,
durable and comparable in costs
to such building materials as
brick. What Pettigrew probably
did not state was that he was a
promoter of the use of Sioux Falls
The contract for surveying and
marking the boundary was
awarded to Charles H. Bates of
Yankton for $21,300. Markers
were to be placed every half mile.
Bates’ being awarded the con-
tract enraged Pettigrew, who
wanted another to receive the bid.
Bates and his crew of chain-
men, moundmen and flagmen
began work near the juncture of
North Dakota, South Dakota and
Minnesota boundaries in Septem-
ber 1891. After stopping for the
winter, Bates reached the eastern
boundary of Montana in August
1892. The boundary, as measured
by Bates, was 360 miles, 45
chains and 35 links. It was de-
scribed as “the most perfect and
comprehensive boundary line in
the United States” by the Steele
Ozone, a North Dakota newspa-
The markers Bates and his
crew buried every half mile were
7 feet long and 10 inches square,
set three-and-a-half feet in the
ground. They were marked at the
quarry on the east side with ½ M
to signify a half mile or 1M to sig-
nify a mile. All posts had the let-
ters N.D. on the north side and
S.D. on the south side. Markers
across the Sisseton-Wahpeton
Reservation and west of the Mis-
souri River contained additional
Pettigrew continued to believe
that Bates had secured the con-
tract by underhanded means.
Bates’ work had to be examined
and approved, and Pettigrew rec-
ommended that North Dakota
surveyor George Beardsley exam-
ine Bates’ work.
After examining Bates’ work
east of the Missouri River, Beard-
sley reported that every monu-
ment was in its proper place,
correctly and well-marked, and
the “the surveyor did an honest
piece of work.”
It was expected that the mark-
ers would stand on the border for-
ever. Such was not the case,
however, as some suffered at the
hands of the elements, road
builders, collectors and vandals.
Bates’ name lives on in South
Dakota. The town of Batesland is
named in his honor.
This moment in South Dakota
history is provided by the South
Dakota Historical Society Foun-
dation, the nonprofit fundraising
partner of the South Dakota
State Historical Society. Find us
on the web at www.sdhsf.org
Rep. Noem calls for study into
USDA school lunch standards
The 2013 South Dakota moun-
tain lion hunting licenses are now
The season will be open to
South Dakota residents, who may
apply for and receive one license.
The 2013 mountain lion license
is valid statewide from December
26, 2012 through December 31,
2013. However, within the Black
Hills Fire Protection District the
license is valid December 26,
2012 through March 31, 2013; or
when a harvest limit of 100
mountain lions or 70 female
mountain lions is met within the
Black Hills Fire Protection Dis-
Application for a mountain lion
hunting license may be made
through the GFP big game appli-
cation website at
tions/gf79biggame/login.asp or by
submitting the completed paper
application and fee to the GFP Li-
cense Office. Licenses are sold
throughout the hunting season.
In addition to the regular li-
cense, hunters who wish to have
the opportunity to hunt within
Custer State Park may apply for
a limited number of free Custer
State Park Access Permits.
Hunters may apply for one or
more of the eight designated in-
tervals: Dec. 26-Jan. 8 (30 per-
mits), Jan. 9-22 (30 permits), Jan.
23-Feb. 6 (30 permits), Feb. 7-13
(4 permits, dogs allowed for hunt-
ing), Feb. 14-March 1 (30 per-
mits), March 2-8 (4 permits, dogs
allowed for hunting), March 9-24
(30 permits), and March 25-31 (4
permits, dogs allowed for hunt-
These limited Custer State
Park Access Permits will be is-
sued by random drawing. The
deadline for applying for the per-
mits is 12 noon CST on Dec. 5.
Application must be made on-
line through the Game, Fish and
Parks website at
70r bgdepr edat i on/ Cus t er -
Individuals who draw a Custer
State Park Access Permit are also
entitled to hunt in other areas
open to mountain lion hunting.
Mountain lion licenses available
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Five documents every farmer
should have
Every farmer should have
these five signed and notarized
documents: 1) Will, 2) Advance
Health Care Directives, 3)
Durable Power of Attorney to
Make Health Care Decisions, 4)
Durable Power of Attorney to
Make Business Decisions, and a
5) Letter of Instruction.
These are the minimum docu-
ments every farmer—actually
every adult—should have in place
to assist family members, other
loved ones, business associates,
and others who might become in-
volved in case you become dis-
abled or die.
A recent estimate indicates
55 percent of the U.S. popula-
tion will die without a will
(Harris Interactive for Martin-
dale-Hubbell, 2007). An even
greater proportion does not have
advance health care directives.
Increasingly, farm and ranch
families approach me to request
assistance with succession plan-
ning issues. The issues usually in-
volve sticky relationships with
family members and specific de-
sires about how the elders want
their land to be divided and
farmed by their successors.
Here are a few words about
each document. The will is fa-
miliar to most people. It says who
inherits your property--both the
assets and debts, as well as who
you designate as the executor to
carry out these actions, and one
or more alternates.
For practical purposes, the will
is your estate plan. It might in-
volve creation of a trust to provide
income to your spouse or partners
after you die. It indicates what
happens to the property after the
last person covered by the trust
dies. Your will eliminates many of
the disputes that might arise
among your successors, making
your passing and their lives eas-
Although there are free kits
available online, I advise farm
people to consult an attorney to
help devise the will and any sup-
porting legal documents such as a
trust. Be sure to understand how
property ownership is specified in
land deeds and tax implications.
Advance health care direc-
tives indicate the medical proce-
dures you desire to maintain your
life, if a health crisis emerges. Ad-
vance directives usually involve a
living will and to whom you give
durable power of attorney
(POA) to make health care de-
cisions when you are incapable
of making these choices.
The living will specifies med-
ical procedures you want or would
not want to keep you alive. Often
the treating hospital and physi-
cians are not aware of a patient’s
living will and follow their oath—
and legal requirement -- to main-
tain life as long as possible, even
if that is not what you wanted.
Forms to construct a living will
and POAs to make healthcare or
business decisions are available
online, as well as from many hos-
pitals, clinics and attorney offices.
Be sure to use the form for your
state or province. It is best to give
a notarized copy of the living will
and durable power of attorney
form to your physician(s) and to
the institutions that are likely to
provide you care. The POA should
specify who has primary respon-
sibility to make these decisions
and at least one alternate.
I consulted the Gundersen
Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse,
Wisconsin for some of the infor-
mation in this article. It has a
helpful website
with information about advance
care planning. I recommend you
sit down with your physician(s),
and perhaps the persons to whom
you give POA to make healthcare
decisions, to review the end-of-life
procedures you wish to imple-
The durable power of attor-
ney to make business deci-
sions document indicates who
you want to make business trans-
actions, pay your taxes and carry
out other business activities when
you are unable to do these things,
and names at least one alternate.
It helps to give these persons the
right to make bank deposits and
payments, to sign checks, and to
have access to your safe deposit
box in case you become incapaci-
tated. The designees will need to
sign necessary forms at your
It is advisable to write a letter
of instruction to accompany
your will. Give a copy to the ex-
ecutor of your will. This document
should indicate the following, if
relevant to your situation:
* Where important documents
such as insurance policies, saving
accounts, loans, leases, POA s
and any other significant infor-
mation are kept,
*Instructions for the care of de-
pendents such as minor children,
•Instructions indicating how
you want your land to be farmed.
The letter of instruction is not
legally binding but in many ways
is the most important of the five
critical documents listed because
it helps your survivors know your
Besides these, other recom-
mended documents you might
want to consider are the follow-
ing: a funeral plan, an organ
donor card, a wallet-sized card in-
dicating who has health care de-
cision POA and where to reach
these persons.
The documents described in
this article give psychological
comfort to you and your succes-
sors, as well as save legal costs,
and in many cases, medical costs.
Dr. Mike Rosmann is a Har-
lan, Iowa psychologist and
farmer. Visit: www.agbehavioral-
health.com .
Farm & Ranch LIfe Farm & Ranch LIfe
Dr. Rossman Dr. Rossman
OMAHA, Neb. - A monthly eco-
nomic index report suggests an
economic slump over the next
three to six months for nine Mid-
west and Plains states.
The Mid-America Business
Conditions index dropped to 46.5
last month from 50.4 in Septem-
The survey of business leaders
and supply managers uses a col-
lection of indexes ranging from
zero to 100. Survey organizers say
any score above 50 suggests
growth while a score below 50
suggests decline for that factor.
The overall index figure was
49.7 in August, 48.7 in July and
57.2 in June.
Creighton University econo-
mist Ernie Goss oversees the sur-
vey, and he says "growth in the
regional economy is definitely
moving lower."
The survey covers Arkansas,
Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Mis-
souri, Nebraska, North Dakota,
Oklahoma and South Dakota.
Survey suggests economic
slump looming in Midwest
The Associated Press
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Ed Henschel with the saddle he won … after purchasing
a raffle ticket from the football team fundraiser. The saddle was do-
nated by Jim Sheridan and Steer Crazy and the money that was
raised will be used to buy new equipment for the football team.
Photo courtesy of Alison Grueb
November 7, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 13
Weed control fabric is made of
strands of black polypropylene
fabric tightly-woven like burlap.
It is used as a method of reducing
competition from grass and weeds
and conserving moisture for tree
seedlings especially in shelter-
belts. The use of weed control fab-
ric increases the cost of tree
plantings considerably and poses
some management/maintenance
considerations. However, it can
improve survivability and growth
of tree seedlings during drought
cycles, in sandy soils, on upland
sites, and on naturally arid sites
thereby reducing replanting
It is very important to protect
newly planted tree seedlings from
competition for at least four
years. Weed control fabric will
keep competing vegetation away
from the trees. Without fabric,
competition must be controlled by
spraying herbicides and/or tillage
several times during each grow-
ing season.
Weed control fabric originally
was thought to decompose after
approximately five years; how-
ever it is not uncommon for it to
be almost as good as the day it
was laid down after 10-20 years.
As trees and shrubs grow in di-
ameter they can begin growing
over the fabric, eventually,
girdling and killing them. To pre-
vent these problems it is recom-
mended after 5 years or so to cut
the fabric back away from the
plant stem so it has more room to
grow. A homemade tool for this
can be made, by fastening a box
cutter to the end of a long stick,
broom or shovel handle.
The use of weed control fabric
has advantages and disadvan-
tages. The advantages include the
following: applied only once, in-
creases chances of survival and
establishment, increases growth
rates immediately following
planting, easier, more timely and
longer lasting weed control and
comparable cost to other weed
control methods when averaged
over 5 to 10 years. The disadvan-
tages include the following: ini-
tially expensive, requires special
machinery and trained crew to in-
stall, proper installation is critical
to avoid air pockets and to pre-
vent wind from unraveling it,
doesn’t breakdown and disinte-
grate, trees may be girdled and
killed, suckering of shrubs is re-
stricted and dense sod can be-
come established on top of fabric
complicating future maintenance.
Weed control fabric requires
management. It should be in-
spected at least annually to en-
sure that the edges are firmly
anchored, ensure that the open-
ings are not damaging the trees,
to keep soil and organic matter off
of fabric, to control aggressive
weeds that may establish in fab-
ric openings and to enlarge open-
ings as needed to prevent stem
Weed control fabric has greatly
increased tree planting success
and vigor in conservation plant-
ings but it is not trouble free. You
cannot have the trees planted,
weed control fabric laid and never
go back. Regular maintenance is
needed in order to achieve opti-
mum growth and survival. In ad-
dition to maintenance grass and
weeds between the rows need to
be mowed several times during
the growing season to reduce
competition to the tree seedlings.
Tillage can be done instead of
mowing but can cause damage to
the fabric or roots of the
seedlings. Since fabric can inhibit
suckering of some shrub species,
another weed control method may
be more appropriate for certain
types of plantings.
My sources for this news re-
lease were the USDA Natural Re-
sources Conservation Service and
SDDA Division of Resource Con-
servation and Forestry. If you
would like more information
about “Pros & Cons of Weed Con-
trol Fabric,” contact Bob Drown
at the Conservation Office at 605-
244-5222, Extension 4 or by e-
mail at
TREE FACTS – Pros & Cons
of Weed Control Fabric
By Robert W. Drown, Natural Resource Specialist
email us at
Expecting 1200-1500 bred cows & bred heifers
Sale Time: 12 NOON
Consignments Bred Heifers:
Hall Ranch – 50 Angus heifers HR bred Angus calf Feb 26 (33 days)
Smith – 105 Angus heifers 1050# bred Angus calf Mar 10 (20 days)
Hawks – 20 Hereford heifers HR bred Angus calf Mar 1
Humble – 30 1st x baldy heifers HR bred Angus calf Mar 25
Spencer – 50 Angus heifers 1-iron – bred Angus calf Mar 5
Archibald – 100 Angus & baldy hfrs bred Angus calf Mar 20
Consignments: Bred Cows:
Hoff Estate (DISP) – 80 Angus cows HR 3-9's bred Angus calf Mar 10
Sexton (DISP) – 120 Angus cows 3-10's bred Angus calf April 5
G Palmer (Age Disp) – 60 Angus cows 4's bred Angus calf Mar 25
G Palmer (Age Disp) – 115 Angus cows 5's bred Angus calf Mar 25
L Ulrich (Age Disp) – 65 Angus cows HR 4's bred 2/3 Angus 1/3 Simmental calf Mar 20
L Ulrich – 90 Angus cows 8-10's bred Angus calf Mar 20
Davis Ranch – 150 Angus cows 3-4's bred Angus calf April 5
Davis Ranch – 60 Angus cows 4's bred Charolais calf April 5
Snook – 35 Red Angus cows 3's bred Red Angus calf Mar 20 (50 days)
Bartell – 80 Angus cows 10's bred Angus calf April 1
Gerbracht – 80 Angus cows 8-10's bred Angus calf April 1
Thompson (DISP) – 20 Angus cows REG bred Angus calf Mar 15 (Fancy)
Berglund – 20 Red Angus cows 3-4's bred Bieber Red Angus calf Mar 25
Olson – 30 baldy cows 10's bred Charolais calf Mar 25
More bred cows and heifers expected by sale time.
Special Calf & Yearling Sale
Expecting 1500-1800 calves & yearlings – Sale Time: 9 AM
Upcoming Sales:
Monday, November 12: Special calf and yearling sale
Monday, November 19: Special bred cow, bred heifer and sheep sale
Faith Livestock Commission Co.
(605) 967-2200
Another great sale here for Monday, November 5, with a
steady market on calves. A tremendous offering of calves and
buyers representing 5 different states here to buy them.
Thank you for your business.
Dean LaDue
117...................Angus steers SAV 483 .............$183.25
40.....................Angus steers SAV 395 .............$195.00
90....................Angus heifers SAV 454 .............$168.50
John Bartell
109...........................Angus steers 519 .............$178.25
33.............................Angus steers 424 .............$189.50
Wilcox Ranch
102 .....................blk & bldy steers 563 .............$166.75
160 .....................blk & bldy steers 500 .............$175.50
Louise Jensen
69.............................Angus steers 621 .............$154.75
R & J Akers
53 .......................blk & bldy steers 498 .............$174.25
Parker Ranch
87 ...............blk & bldy steers SAV 610 .............$158.25
36 ...............blk & bldy steers SAV 532 .............$170.00
111.............blk & bldy heifers SAV 569 .............$146.50
54 ............................Char x steers 558 .............$146.00
Duane Kolb
74.............................Angus steers 516 .............$172.00
26............................Angus heifers 520 .............$151.00
Don Palmer
76 .......................blk & bldy steers 589 .............$161.50
38 ......................blk & bldy heifers 515 .............$149.50
Bill Henderson
73.............................Angus steers 608 .............$158.00
27.............................Angus steers 540 .............$168.75
Derek Lermeny
99 .......................blk & bldy steers 500 .............$173.50
26 .......................blk & bldy steers 406 .............$191.00
62............................Angus heifers 447 .............$155.00
Doug Hohenberger
87.............................Angus steers 450 .............$177.25
John Heidler
99 .......................blk & bldy steers 567 .............$165.50
42 .......................blk & bldy steers 435 .............$180.25
John Paul
53............................Angus heifers 469 .............$151.50
JD Ryen
25.............................Angus steers 562 .............$164.00
Todd Gerbracht
76 .......................blk & bldy steers 568 .............$164.25
Max Mathews
31 .......................blk & bldy steers 573 .............$162.25
Glen Fogelman
76 .....................Red Angus steers 545 .............$166.25
Todd Lundberg
52 ............................Char x steers 556 .............$162.50
Hedstrom Ranch
47.............................Angus steers 515 .............$170.25
34.............................Angus steers 559 .............$158.50
52............................Angus heifers 530 .............$145.00
38............................Angus heifers 508 .............$152.50
We appreciate your business. Give us a call at 605-967-2200
or www.faithlivestock.com if you have livestock to sell.
We would be glad to visit with you.
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)
Page 14 November 7, 2012 • The Faith Independent

2010 F-1S0 SUPER CREW 4X4:
Lariai ¡lg. wiiI lois of c×iras. Call
on iIis 30,000 nilc nicc iradc for
2009 F-1S0 SUPERCAB 4X4: XLT,
96K casy nilcs, good luy . $1S,99S
2009 F-3S0 CREW CAB 4X4: Long
lo×, V-10, Lariai Plg., lois of c×iras,
48,000 nilcs . . . . . . . . . Great Buy!
4X4: 58,000 nilcs,
lois of c×iras . . . . . . . . . . . $24,99S
2004 F-2S0 CREW CAB 4X4:
Lariai, V-10, irailcr iow, loards &
norc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GOOD BUY!
(60S) 669-2391 or (60S) 669-2?S4 EVENINGS: 669-2SS1 -669-291S - Murdo, SD
Terry Van Dam: 669-291S - JIm Butt: 669-2SS1 - TravIs Van Dam: 406J239-S020
TOLL-FREE: 1-S00-6SS-SSSS - www.murdo-Iord.com
lcaiIcr, navigaiion, 25,500 nilcs,
lilc ncw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $33,99S
200? EXPLORER XLT 4X4: 65K
nilc local iradc. . . . . . . . . $1S,99S
2004 GMC YUKON: 75,000 nilcs,
vcry clcan iradc-in . . . . . . $1S,99S
2004 EXCURSION XLT 4X4: V-10,
irailcr iow, 109K nilcs . . . $1S,99S
cnginc, XLT Plg., 152,000
nilcs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $?,99S
199? S-10 BLA2ER 4X4 LT: 138K
nilcs, clcan wiiI c×iras . . . $3,99S
199? EXPEDITION 4X4: Eddic
Daucr ¡lg., 140K nilcs, good
running, low ¡riccd!
van, nccds nccIanic . . . . . . . $69S
New D0T 1S tt. 0ar HauIer: Tandem ßS00 Ib. axIes ...8ß,BS0
B00S TraIIer:
B pIace sncwmcbIIe, drIve-cn, drIve-ctt ....................81,99S
PICKUPS º qxqs º qxzs
2004 F-1S0 4X4 SUPER CREW: 5.4
cnginc, FX4 ¡lg., 108K nilcs, good
luy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,49S
XLT: 4 door, 52K nilcs . . . $13,49S
2002 F-2S0 SUPERCAB 4X4 XLT:
V-10, jusi iradcd . . . . . . . . $S,99S
Cal, Icavy duiy 4×4, 108,000 nilcs,
8.1 V-8 cnginc . . . . . . . . . $10,49S
4X4: Cood luy. . . . . . . . . . $S,99S
199? F-2S0 SUPERCAB 4X4: V-8,
94K nilcs, wcll carcd for . . $6,99S
SUVs G Vans
New VehicIes ~ Up to $6,000
in Rebates & Discounts!
Signaiurc Scrics Liniicd, Icaicd
lcaiIcr inicrior, sunroof, wcll
lc¡i iradc-in, 74K casy nilcs
- 2013 F-1S0 Super Crew: Ecoloosi, Lariai
- 2012 F-3S0 Crew Cab: 6.7, XLT
- 2012 F-3S0 Crew Cab 4x4: Long lo×, 6.2 gas
- 2012 F-3S0 Crew Cab 4x4: 6.2 V-8, long lo×, good luy!
- 2012 F-2S0 Crew Cab 4x4: Long Do×, Dicscl
- 2012 F-3S0 Crew Cab 4x4: Long Do×, 6.7 Dicscl, Lariai
- 2012 F-2S0 Crew Cab 4x4: Long Do×, 6.7, Lariai
- 2011 Taurus LImIted: Con¡lcicly Equi¡¡cd, Crcai Duy!
2012 FORD FUSION SEL: Hcaicd
lcaiIcr, 18,000 nilc ¡rogran
car ....................................$21,49S
2011 LINCOLN MKS: 24,000 casy
nilcs, Icaicd & coolcd scais, call on
iIis onc ............................$2S,99S
cqui¡¡cd, clcan, full sizcd iradc-in,
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M¡d-S¡zed G Fam¡Iy-S¡zes Cazs

200S FOCUS SE 4 DOOR: 59,000
casy nilcs, clcan car.........$10,99S
200? FORD S00 SEL: Nicc lcaiIcr
inicrior, 36,000 nilcs, vcry good
local car............................$12,99S
200? TAURUS SEL: Sunroof,
lcaiIcr & norc, 70K nilcs ..$9,99S
cqui¡¡cd, nicc driving vcIiclc,
¡rcvious danagc rc¡aircd.$10,S9S
1999 BUICK LESABRE: Nicc car,
nccds cnginc worl .................$69S
2010 Can-Am OutIander
650XT 4x4 ATV
The Dewey, Meade & Ziebach
County FSA offices would like to
keep you informed of the follow-
ing items important to USDA pro-
grams. 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.
November 15 – Report Crop
Acreage for Perennial Forage,
winter Wheat and Rye to FSA
Interest Rate for Commodity
and marketing assistance loans is
1.125 %
Interest Rate for Farm Storage
Facility Loans is 1.125 7 YEAR
Interest Rate for Farm Storage
Facility Loans is 1.750 10 YEAR
Interest Rate for Farm Storage
Facility Loans is 2.000 12 YEAR
FLP Farm Operating Loan In-
terest is 1.125%
FLP Farm Ownership Loan In-
terest is 3.125%
Appointments have been
mailed for Dewey & Ziebach
County. If your date will not work
please contact the office. Meade
County producers please contact
the office for an appointment.
For the 2013 crop year, new
acreage reporting dates have
been implemented as part of the
Acreage Crop Reporting Stream-
lining Initiative. This process is
intended to streamline the com-
mon processes within USDA
(FSA and RMA).
You are reminded to make
note of these important dates to
ensure you do not miss out on any
USDA benefits.
November 15, 2012 – report all
perennial forage, winter wheat
and rye
January 2, 2013 – Honey
Please call the FSA office to set
up your appointment to report
acreage before November 15,
USDA is an equal opportunity
provider, employer and lender.
To file a complaint of discrimina-
tion, write to USDA, Assistant
Secretary for Civil Rights, Office
of the Assistant Secretary for
Civil Rights, 1400 Independence
Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410, Wash-
ington, DC 20250-9410, or call
toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (Eng-
lish) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or
(866) 377-8642 (English Federal-
relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish
Federal-relay). USDA is an equal
opportunity provider and em-
Service Agency
LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWA School November 7, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 15
Dr. Jason M. Haf ner
Dr. David J. Prosser
Faith Clinic
PH: 967-2644
910 Harmon St
Cell: (605) 441-7465
Fax: (605) 859-2766
Bus. (605) 859-2585 or 1-800-859-5557
101 W. Oak St., PO Box 816
Philip, SD 57567-0816
Chrysler • Dodge Ram • Ford-Lincoln
Faith Community
Health Service
HOURS Mon.–Fri.:
8 a.m.–12; 1 -5 p.m.
After Hours
Verna Schad: 964-6114 or
605-365-6593 (cell)
Dusty’s Tire Service
PH: 605-490-8007 – Faith, SD
“Have truck will travel”
For all your on-farm tractor, truck &
machinery tire repairs call Dusty.
Leave a message if no answer
Call anytime 7 days a week!!
I have tubes & most common
tires on hand & can order in any
tire of your choice.
Serving the town of
Faith, SD
Bison, SD
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
Dr. Brandace Dietterle
DC Chiropractor
Located in
Imagine and More
Prairie Oasis Mall,
Faith, SD
PH: 415-5935
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
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
e-mail: faithind@faithsd.com
Faith Veterinary
(605) 967-2212
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 am-Noon
For the best in critter care!
For all your Real Estate Needs
call Kevin Jensen
1-800-888-1619 or 381-4272
Black Hills land, homes and businesses.
With values and honesty born and bred in Faith,
trust Kevin Jensen to help you
solve your real estate questions.
Kevin Jensen your friend
in real estate
Raben Real Estate, Rapid City
Bogue & Bogue
LAw oFFiceS
Eric Bogue
Cheryl Laurenz Bogue
416 S Main St., Fai th, SD
967-2529 or 365-5171
Available for all
Anniversary - Weddings
Call Diane Fees
605-748-2210 or 2244
Have Your
Read Here!
Have Your
Read Here!
Notice of Audit of
the Fiscal Affairs of
the Northwest Area
Schools Multi-
Notice is hereby given that the North-
west Area Schools Multi-District/Educa-
tional Corporative, Isabel, South Dakota,
has been audited by Cahill Bauer & As-
sociates, LLC for the year ended June
30, 2012. A detailed report thereon is
available for public inspection, during
normal business hours, at the business
office of the School District, and also
available at the Department of Legisla-
tive Audit in Pierre, South Dakota or on
the Department of Legislative Audit web-
site at http://www.state.sd.us/legisla-
The following findings and recom-
mendations provide a brief description of
material weaknesses in internal control
that are described in more detail in the
audit report.
Findings: A lack of proper segrega-
tion of duties existed for the revenue
function resulting in decreased reliability
of reported financial data and increased
potential for the loss of public assets.
Recommendation: We recommend
that Cooperative’s officials be cognizant
of this lack of segregation of duties for
revenues and attempt to provide com-
pensating internal controls whenever.
and wherever possible and practical.
Finding: The Cooperative does not
have an internal control system de-
signed to provide for the preparation of
the annual financial statements including
required footnotes and disclosures, in
accordance with generally accepted ac-
counting principles. As auditors, we were
requested to draft the financial state-
ments and accompanying notes to the fi-
nancial statements.
Recommendation: This circum-
stance is not unusual in an organization
of this size. It is the responsibility of man-
agement and those charged with gover-
nance to make the decision whether to
accept the degree of risk associated with
this condition because of cost or other
Cahill, Bauer & Associates, LLC
Published October 31 and November 7,
2012 for an approximate total of $36.37
Students and parents of students
who have exited the Faith School District
#46-2 Special Education Program
PRIOR to June 1, 2007 are hereby noti-
fied that these special education records
will be eliminated from our files as of No-
vember 1, 2012. Any former special ed-
ucation parent or student who wishes to
obtain these records must contact Mrs.
Elsie Baye at the Faith School, 206 W.
5th St., ph # 605-967-2152, prior to No-
vember 1, 2012. Please allow at least a
48 hour notice of your request and be
prepared to present proper identification
in order for records to be released.
Published October 24, 31, and Nov. 7th
at the total approimate cost of $19.70
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PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertised in this newspaper is sub-
ject 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 ori-
gin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimina-
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.
Notify The Faith
Independent of your
change of address before
moving or as quickly as
possible, so as not to
miss a single issue.
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!
happy, loving home, beautiful life
for your precious newborn baby.
Expenses paid. Married couple
Walt/Gina. Call for info: 1-800-
tion of prints, pictures, plates and
decorative items for sale at in-
doors Two-Ring Auction, Carpenter
Auction Center, Lake Benton, MN,
Saturday, Nov. 10, 9:30 a.m.
Pickups, boat, firearms, antiques,
furniture, household, miscella-
n e o u s .
PLOYEES, both part-time and full-
time. Excellent pay/benefits!
Underground plumbing, digging,
trenching, operating equipment.
Willing to train. Submit resumes
to rodb@kennebectelephone.com.
Questions, call 605-869-2220.
AG position at Howard Farmers
Coop, Howard SD. Sales experi-
ence, knowledge of Ag chemicals
and precision Ag/VRT is preferred.
Call Colby 605-772-5543.
AKC black and yellow lab puppies,
male and female, ready to go Nov.
14, good hunting parents, dew
claws removed, $250.00. Ringneck
Roost, Gregory. Ph: (605) 835-
NOW IS THE chance to buy a well
established & successful business
in the State Capitol of S.D. The
Longbranch is for SALE (serious
inquires only). Call Russell Spaid
DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders rep-
resenting Golden Eagle Log Homes,
building in eastern, central, north-
western South & North Dakota.
Scott Connell, 605-530-2672,
Craig Connell, 605-264-5650,
statewide for only $150.00. Put the
South Dakota Statewide Classi-
fieds Network to work for you
today! (25 words for $150. Each
additional word $5.) Call this
newspaper or 800-658-3697 for
BONUS. New Pay Program! *Earn
up to 50 cpm *Home Weekly
*2500+ miles, 95% no-tarp. Must
be Canadian eligible (888) 691-
$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, joe@tbitruck.com.
FOR SALE: Several nice used
sofas and loveseats, Dels, I-90
exit 63, Box Elder, 390-9810.
FOR SALE: Hereford bull
calves. Will keep until December
1, 2012. Hovland Herefords,
Allen Hovland, 605-544-3236, or
Miles Hovland, 544-3294. F8-2tp
FOR SALE: Australian Shep-
herd/Border Collie cross pups
ready for work. 3 females and 1
male, have their shots. Call 967-
2290. F7-4tc
TRICT is accepting applications
for a full-time or part-time custo-
dian.  Applications can be picked
up at the district office or on the
school website.  Position is open
until filled. F9-2tc
Countryside Apartments in
Faith. 1 bedroom, carpeted
throughout. Laundry facilities
available. Handicap accessible.
Rent based on income. For infor-
mation contact: PRO/Rental
Management 1-800-244-2826 or
1-605-347-3077 Equal Opportu-
nity Housing. F5-tfc
with trencher and backhoe, Live-
stock Water Systems. 10 1/2
miles south of Maurine, 605-748-
2473 Merle Vig. F2-tfc
WANTED: Old Indian items,
beadwork, quillwork, old guns,
old painted buffalo hides, old pho-
tographs. Cash paid. Call 605-
748-2289 or 605-515-3802.
We are very thankful to the
ambulance crew for all they did to
get Keith to the hospital, you
were very good and considerate.
Keith & Ann Taylor
The family of Johnny Hostet-
ter would like to thank everyone
for the kind words, cards, food,
visits, and memorials after his
passing. A special thank you to
Mike and Dawn Stocklin for the
delicious meal they served at the
memorial and for being with us at
the Lake. Your kindness will
never be forgotten.
Betty Hostetter and family
Thank you to Brian Berglund,
Travis Grueb and Colt Haines for
the great job you did as football
coaches and to the players for all
your efforts.
Jim Sheridan & Family
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Account set up at:
First Interstate Bank
Karen DeIbridge Benefit Acct.
Box 9
Sturgis, SD 57785
or drop off any help you have:
Cheryl Hammerstrom
PrHairie Country Cut & Curl
Union Center Mall
Union Center, SD

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