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November 14, 2012
President Obama will be lead-
ing our nation for another 4 years
following November 6th’s elec-
tion. Mitt Romney carried South
Dakota, but President Obama
carried the nation, receiving 303
electoral votes to Romney’s 206.
Romney received 57.9% of the
votes in South Dakota to Obama’s
In the race for South Dakota’s
only U.S. House of Representa-
tives seat, Kristi Noem had an
easy win over Matt Varilek.
Noem received 57.45% of the
votes in the state with Varilek
getting 42.55%.
The biggest attention-getters
for South Dakota voters this elec-
tion were the Initiated Measures
and Amendments. Amendment M
(provisions relating to corpora-
tions) was defeated statewide;
Amendment N (travel reimburse-
ments for legislators) remains the
same; Amendment O (distribu-
tion of cement plant trust fund)
passed; and Amendment P (bal-
anced budget) also passed by a
wide margin.
Initiated Measure 15 (to in-
crease state general sales and
use tax to fund education and
Medicare) went down to defeat,
56.72% to 43.28%. Referred Law
14 (Large Project Development-
Fund) was also defeated, and vot-
ers didn’t like Referred Law 16
(teacher merit bonuses) either.
Faith had 260 voters turn out
at the polls on Tuesday, and voted
with the rest of the state on all is-
sues. Results can be found on
page 4.
PIERRE,  S.D.  - Christmas
trees will begin to fill South
Dakota Capitol hallways later
this month for the annual Christ-
mas at the Capitol holiday dis-
The 2012  theme  is “Joyous
Sounds of Christmas.”
More than 90 Christmas trees
will be decorated Nov. 17-18 by
members of schools, churches,
communities, and civic groups
from across the state.
Thousands of guests visit the
South Dakota State Capitol each
year to view the decorated trees.
The display will officially begin
with a grand lighting ceremony
on Tuesday evening, Nov. 20, and
continue through  Wednesday,
Dec. 26.  Display hours for the
public will be 8 a.m.  to  10 p.m.
CST each day.
The two-story  South Dakota
tree specially featured this year
in the Capitol rotunda was do-
nated by Josh and Mary Arntz of
Pierre. It is a blue spruce that is
about 35-feet tall. The tree will be
decorated by  Girls Scouts –
Dakota Horizons, who are cele-
brating their 100th anniversary.
In addition to the trees, many
other parts of the Capitol will be
decorated for the holiday season,
including the Grand Marble
Brookings, S.D. -  For only the
second time in 2012, the
statewide monthly average tem-
perature was cooler than average
in October. Statewide, nearly all
locations were also drier than av-
erage, according to latest reports
from the National Weather Serv-
ice observers and the High Plains
Regional Climate Center in Lin-
coln, Neb.
"There was very little drought
relief to speak of," said Laura Ed-
wards, SDSU Extension Climate
Field Specialist. "Harvest of corn,
soybeans, and sunflowers is
pretty much complete, which is a
positive impact from drought, but
winter wheat is continuing to
struggle with the lack of mois-
Only two climate observing lo-
cations were warmer than aver-
age in October, Hot Springs and
Ardmore, both in Fall River
county. Elsewhere, the mercury
fell as much as five degrees below
average. Wessington Springs,
Forestburg, and Flandreau were
among those that reported the
largest differences from average.
A three-county area in the
northeast was wetter than aver-
age, but that is an anomaly from
the rest of South Dakota.
"There was a big rain event
around Oct. 20 and 21 that
brought over 3 inches of rain to
the Webster and Waubay area,"
said Edwards. "That is the second
time this year where Day County
received much more rainfall than
the surrounding area. The other
occurrence was in July, during
the peak of the summer drought."
One positive note going for-
ward is the updated climate out-
look for November. The latest
map, released Nov. 1, puts north-
ern South Dakota in an area of
higher chances of wetter than av-
erage conditions.
"There have been a lot of fluc-
tuations this fall in the outlook
maps, but a wetter pattern may
be settling in, at least for the next
couple of weeks," said Edwards.
The remaining two-thirds of
the state is forecast to have equal
chances of below average, above
average, and near average precip-
Temperature projections for
the next month appear to con-
tinue the warm trend that we
have seen for most of the year. All
of the state is projected to have
higher chances of warmer than
average temperatures in Novem-
Edwards says there may be
some short-term relief of drought
conditions this month. She adds
that she is looking towards No-
vember with reserved optimism.
"I'm ever the optimist, but each
passing dry month is making it
more difficult to keep that opti-
mism," said Edwards.
To learn more visit iGrow.org.
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Climate Update: October 2012 in review and look forward
President Obama wins
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SD voters decide on Amendments
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Christmas trees soon to adorn Capitol hallways
Annual display is Wednesday, Nov. 21 through Wednesday, Dec. 26
Pastor Roger Monson and the
congregation of Prairie Home
Church near Maurine, SD  invites
you to come and hear John Pe-
tersen from Tilden, Nebraska
who will be sharing the good news
of Jesus through a gospel concert
on Sunday, November 18th, at
11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. There
will be a fellowship dinner after
the morning service.
Traveling as a Gospel Singer
and Evangelist has taken John to
42 states, Jamaica, and the Ba-
hamas over the last 35
years, where he has been
used of God to touch
lives, sharing in churches
in concerts and revival
meetings and many other
places and for many
types of events. 
The concert will be
made up of a wide variety
of types of songs, hymns,
and spiritual songs, and
maybe even just a fun
song or two.  All ages will
find something to remem-
ber from this experience.
A free will offering will
be received.
Harvest Fest Concert set
for Prairie Home Church
Vetterans Day Program Retiring of the colors …
Members of the Faith VFW Post and Faith Legion. Pictured are David
Haines, Gary Fisher, Peggy Riley and Walt Gerbracht.
Photo by Marcia Samuelson
Page 2• November 14, 2012 • The Faith Independent
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South Dakota Health Care As-
sociation (SDHCA), in conjunc-
tion with KELOLAND Television,
is saddened by the news that
Beryl Kapaun of Salem who was
recently named the “2012 Cente-
narian of the Year” passed away
yesterday.  Beryl celebrated her
113th birthday in June. This
recognition was a four-peat for
Beryl as she has remained the
oldest living South Dakotan for
the past 4 years.
According to Century Club
records, Beryl Kapaun was a res-
ident at the Golden LivingCenter
in Salem, born June 4, 1899.
Beryl lived on her own in an
apartment until she was 104
years old. As a child, her family
moved around the country fre-
quently, as her mother had
bronchial conditions that re-
quired moving to warmer cli-
mates during the harsh South
Dakota winters. Beryl graduated
from Brookings High School and
took business courses at Brook-
ings State College and Sioux Falls
Business College. She worked in
offices around the area and in
Colorado as a stenographer for a
large fruit-growing company. She
later returned to the family farm
near Montrose to care for her par-
ents, where she stayed until the
1990’s when she then moved into
Beryl credited her longevity to
genes in the family, her clean liv-
ing and never overeating at
meals! Beryl commented however
that she was surprised that she
lived as long as she did because
there were two times that stand
out in her mind that she was
given up for dead! Once she had
pleural pneumonia and fell into a
deep sleep and her family thought
she had died. The other time was
when she had something she calls
“Slow Fever.” She was sick for so
long that the doctor gave up on
going out to see her!”
Although Beryl never married,
she had many nieces and
nephews. Golden LivingCenter,
Salem Administrator, Joan Raap,
commented, “Beryl took great
pride in her accomplishment of
being the oldest living South
Dakotan. She had a great sense of
humor, loved music and on 113th
her and her family sang many of
favorites on our front porch.” 
The Century Club is a creation
of the South Dakota Health Care
Association and has recognized
over 1,000 South Dakotans since
its beginning in 1997.  Century
Club sponsors created the Club to
recognize both the contributions
and the years of these special in-
The Century Club is open to
residents of South Dakota upon
the celebration of his or her 100th
birthday. There are no dues and
every inductee receives a spe-
cially designed certificate and
membership card signed by spon-
sors. Once a year, the current old-
est living Century Club Member
is recognized as the “Centenarian
of the Year.” 
You may submit names for the
Century Club by visiting
www.sdhca.org and downloading
a Century Club Application or
call LuAnn Severson, Century
Club Coordinator, at 1-800-952-
113 Year Old South
Dakota “Centenarian of
the Year” passes away
Thanksgiving is a time for us
to take a few moments from our
busy schedules as we reflect upon
the many blessings that have
touched our lives in the past year.
We gather with friends and
family to share fun, food, and spe-
cial times. It is time to be thank-
ful for the good that has come our
way...to reminisce about those
who have completed their journey
on earth...and to ask continued
blessings on all. On this occasion
of our Thanksgiving, we as a na-
tion take rest from our labors to
consider our many blessings. We
are thankful for our freedoms, for
those who protect those freedoms
and for the opportunity to con-
tribute our skills, our attributes
and our values toward the good of
It is also a time to think about
safety. With the approaching
Thanksgiving Holiday, traffic on
roads across America  will be
busy with families and friends
traveling to share time
together.In 2010, 32,885 people
were killed in motor vehicle
crashes. Almost one-third of those
fatalities involved alcohol-im-
paired drivers.  Although the
numbers continue to decline each
year, the truth is…these crashes
could have been prevented.
Plan ahead to insure your fam-
ily has a safe, fun-filled holiday
Here are just a few reminders
from Lemmon SAFE Communi-
· Drive carefully and defen-
· Drinking and driving NEVER
And always remember...
· Buckle up...every trip, every
Happy Thanksgiving from
Lemmon SAFE Communities
Three Rivers Counseling & Pre-
vention Resource Center
Being thankful and safe
Please join us this Sunday, No-
vember 18, to welcome Connie
Eichinger, the new First United
Methodist Church Pastor, into
the Faith community. Church
services begin at 11 a.m. and will
be followed with fellowship and
dinner at noon. Everyone is wel-
come and encouraged to attend.
Pastor Connie has been serv-
ing Faith United Methodist
Church on a part time basis since
May. We are very excited to have
her as our permanent pastor.
Pastor Connie and her husband
Jim are from Piedmont. Mark
this Sunday on your calendar to
meet and greet Pastor Connie,
welcome her into the community,
and join in the fun.
Meet and greet
Pastor Connie
PIERRE, S.D. - The newly-
elected Republican Senate Cau-
cus met November 12th to elect
its leadership team for the 2013
and 2014 legislative sessions.
Returning as Senate Majority
Leader will be Senator Russell
Olson of Madison. Olson has
served in that position since 2011.
As majority leader, Olson leads
the Senate Caucus, plans the
Senate's debate calendar, and
represents the caucus in discus-
sions with House Leadership and
with the Governor.
Senator Corey Brown of Get-
tysburg was selected by the cau-
cus to be President Pro Tempore
of the Senate. In that position,
Senator Brown will fill the com-
mittee rosters, assign bills to com-
mittee, and preside over the
Senate when the Lt. Governor is
absent.  Brown, who had served
for the past two years as Assis-
tant Majority Leader, will replace
Senator Bob Gray of Pierre, who
retired due to term limits.
The new Assistant Majority
Leader is Senator Tim Rave of
Baltic. Rave served the past two
years as a Senate Majority Whip,
and will now fill the position that
was vacated by Senator Brown.
The caucus also elected three
whips for the upcoming session:
Senators Larry Rhoden of Union
Center, Ryan Maher of Isabel,
and Dan Lederman of Dakota
"Today's caucus election shows
that Senate Republicans are
ready to get to work," said Major-
ity Leader Olson. "Senate Repub-
licans look forward to working
this session with the Governor,
with House members, and with
our friends in the Democratic
Party to lead South Dakota for-
The Republican's 28-7 advan-
tage in the newly-elected Senate
is one of the greatest in recent
history.  With the exception of the
current Senate, which stands at
30-5, the new Senate will have
the greatest Republican majority
since 1967-68.
"The 2012 election was a vic-
tory for Republican legislators,"
said Assistant Majority Leader
Rave, who is also the State Re-
publican Chairman. "South
Dakotans elected a strong team to
represent them in the legislature,
and that team is ready to come to
Pierre in January and work on
behalf of our state." 
Republican Senate Caucus
elects leadership
November 14, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 3
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Sunday, Nov. 18
Church at 11:00
Meet and Greet at 12:00
Everyone is WELCOME
Counting Our Blessings
The passing months have high-
lighted some of the country’s deep
divides and overwhelming chal-
lenges. As the end of the year ap-
proaches, it is important to pause
and give thanks for the many
blessings that come with living in
this great country.
The national celebration of
Thanksgiving reminds each of us
to set aside our frustrations, wor-
ries, and problems, and instead
take time to express gratitude for
the good fortune in our lives. We
are thankful for the exceptional
service of our brave troops around
the world, who protect our nation
from foreign and domestic
threats. We are thankful to live in
a country where we can freely
worship our Creator, speak our
minds without fear, and enjoy the
freedom that is the cornerstone of
our society. And perhaps most of
all, we are thankful for the bless-
ings of family, for the support of
our communities, and for the fel-
lowship of our friends and neigh-
South Dakotans not only speak
words of gratitude, but also ex-
press gratitude through their acts
of goodwill and charity. In com-
munities across the state, fund-
raisers are held for families expe-
riencing tough times, neighbors
offer a helpful hand with errands,
and food drives and Thanksgiving
dinners are provided for those
who are in need of a warm meal
and friendship. The selfless acts
of those around us make each of
us thankful that South Dakota is
the place we call home.
As the year draws to a close, I
am thankful for my wonderful
family and the opportunity to con-
tinue to serve our state in the
U.S. Senate. The new year will be
filled with challenges, but it will
also be filled with the promise for
many great blessings. Kimberley
and I wish all South Dakotans
and their families safe travels
and a very blessed Thanksgiving.
The South Dakota Department
of Transportation says Highway
79/34 (Lazelle Street) in Sturgis is
now open to one lane of traffic in
each direction, along with the
center turn lane. The truck-route
detour has also been removed.
One lane of eastbound and
westbound traffic will remain
closed on Lazelle Street between
Junction Avenue and Blanche
Street until crews finish curb,
gutter and sidewalk repairs.
The northbound and south-
bound intersection of Junction
Avenue and Lazelle Street re-
mains closed until construction is
It is anticipated that all lanes
on Lazelle Street and Junction
Avenue will be open to traffic by
Friday, Nov. 17, weather permit-
The overall completion date for
the project is July 23, 2013.
The prime contractor on the $2
million project is Ainsworth-Ben-
ning Construction, Inc., of
The 2012 Custer State Park
Fall Classic Bison Auction will be
held on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the
park corrals, selling about 256
head of bison.
This year’s offerings include 27
mature bred cows, 16 mature
open cows, 43 two-year-old bred
heifers, 3 two-year-old open
heifers, 9 yearling heifers, 61
heifer calves, 62 bull calves, 19
yearling bulls,   5 two-year-old
grade bulls, 11 two-year-old
breeding bulls, and 17 burros.
The auction will begin Satur-
day morning at 10 a.m. MST at
the Custer State Park Buffalo
corrals, located 15 miles east of
Custer on Highway 16A and then
nine miles south on the Wildlife
Loop Road. Signs will be posted to
assist in locating the corrals.
A buyers’ reception will be held
prior to the auction on Friday,
Nov. 16, from 6-8 p.m. MST at the
Creekside Lodge in Custer State
The annual holiday open house
of the South Dakota State Histor-
ical Society at the Cultural Her-
itage Center in Pierre is 12-4:30
p.m. CST on Friday, Nov. 23.
“Our open house has become
one of the traditional holiday
kick-off events for Pierre and Fort
Pierre,” said Jay D. Vogt, society
director. “Every year, people tell
me they look forward to coming
Highway 79/34 open to traffic through Sturgis
For more information, contact
John Gerlach with the Depart-
ment of Transportation at 605-
up to the Cultural Heritage Cen-
ter the day after Thanksgiving.”
As always, the open house will
feature free admission to the mu-
seum. This year’s featured exhibit
is “Our South Dakota: Big
Land/Big Ideas/Big Hearts,” a
fun-filled, hands-on exhibit that
won a national award.
There will be holiday treats
and local live entertainment.
There will also be living-history
demonstrations and, for the kids,
pictures with Santa Claus.
In the giving spirit of the sea-
son, attendees are encouraged to
bring a canned good for donation
to the Pierre Food Pantry. Dona-
tions can be left on a table as peo-
ple enter the building.
For holiday shoppers, the Her-
itage Store offers discounts on
unique gifts for those on your
The Cultural Heritage Center
is always decorated for the sea-
son. This year, two display cases
in the lobby will feature holiday
collections. A festively decorated
antique sleigh will also be dis-
Call (605) 773-3458 for more
information, or visit www.his-
Cultural Heritage Center holiday
open house scheduled for Nov. 23
For the past 47 years, the park
has made its surplus bison avail-
able for sale to the private sector.
A significant amount of park rev-
enue comes from the bison sale
and goes toward continued opera-
tions of the state park system.
For additional information
about the upcoming bison auc-
tion, contact Custer State Park at
605-255-4515 or e-mail questions
to CusterStatePark@state.sd.us
Custer State Park to hold annual Bison Auction
Several South Dakota cowboys
are ranked in the PRCA stand-
All Around: Jess Tierney,
Sturgis, 12th; Paul David Tier-
ney, Oral, 16th
Bareback: Joe Gunderson,
Agar, 18th
Steer Wrestling: Todd Suhn,
Hermosa, 9th; Jake Rinehart,
Highmore, 18th
Team Roping: Paul David
Tierney, header, 25th; Matt Zan-
canella, Aurora, heeler, 28th
Saddle Bronc: Chad Ferley,
Oelrichs, 6th; Cole Elshere,
Faith, 12th; Jeff Willert,
Belvidere, 21st; Chuck Schmidt,
Keldron, 22nd; Jesse Bail, Camp
Crook, 27th; JJ Elshere, Here-
ford, 28th; Louie Brunson, Inte-
rior, 37th
Steer Roping: Jess Tierney,
Hermosa, 7th; Coy Thompson,
Whitewood, 30th
Bull Riding: Ardie Maier,
Timber Lake, 6th; Corey Maier,
Timber Lake, 16th
Area cowboys in PRCA standings
The award-winning “Our South Dakota” exhibit …
at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre provides
hands-on fun for people of all ages.
(Photo courtesy South Dakota State Historical Society)
Page 4• November 14, 2012 • The Faith Independent
Opal Area News
By Kay Ingalls
Faith News
By Loretta Passolt
Karen Delbridge,
wife of Pastor Harold Delbridge
Karen will be hospitalized for 5 to 6 weeks,
recovering from knee infection. They
removed her old artificial knee and now
are waiting until December before they can
replace it with a new one.
Let’s HELP them out with expenses.
Account set up at:
First Interstate Bank
Karen Delbridge 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
State County Faith
Presidential Electors
Obama & Biden 144,996 2,928 44
Goode & Clymer 2,371 109 3
Romney & Ryan 210,559 7,560 201
Johnson & Gray 5,795 214 7
US States Representative
Matt Varilek 153,741 3,025 48
Kristi Noem 207,593 7,689 208
Public Utilities Commissioner- 6 yr.
Matt McGovern 140,412 2,476 40
Kristie Feigen 187,339 6,891 186
Russell Clarke 19,686 789 21
Public Utilities Commissioner -4 yr.
Nick Nemec 111,418 2,722 62
Chris Nelson 226,531 7,249 180
State Senator Dist. 29
Larry Rhoden 6,001 197
State Representative Dist. 29
Gary L .Cammack 5,218 143
Dean Wink 4,288 188
Constitutional Amendment M
YES 96,160 2,697 45
NO 225,663 7,129 195
Constitutional Amendment N
YES 125,791 3,455 64
NO 215,609 6,810 187
Constitutional Amendment O
YES 186,917 5,750 110
NO 142,366 4,305 128
Constitutional Amendment P
YES 215,600 6,980 151
NO 118,141 3,114 98
Initiated Measure 15
YES 151,464 4,049 101
NO 198,531 6,437 155
Referred Law 14
YES 139,718 4,017 54
NO 190,073 5,974 188
Referred Law 16
YES 114,560 3,644 47
NO 235,004 6,804 204
Fogelmans and Heidlers were
some local ranchers that  sold
their steer calves in Faith on
Dwayne, Zona and Barry Vig
left very early Monday morning
to drive to Bismarck, ND to the
Bismarck Leadership workshop
that started at noon and went
through Wednesday morning.
They got back to Faith in time to
help with After School Bible Hour
at the Church of Christ.  The
ladies who prepared the Youth
Supper that night had sick kids
so Dwayne, Hope and Zona Vig
helped with the serving.
Faye Fees drove into Sturgis
on Monday to visit her mom,
Margery Ingalls. After a little
shopping she returned home
early in the afternoon.  The rest
of this last weekend she helped
Walter and Diane at the B&B.
Jason and sister Kallie Fees were
home for the weekend and Jake
and friend Nikki were also home.
They did some hunting and lent a
hand with the work at the bed
and breakfast.
Walter and Diane Fees went
into the Hills towns on Tuesday
for shopping and business.
Chip Heidler came out to the
Heidler Ranch on Tuesday to do
some preg testing and help with
the calf weaning.
Tuesday, the Pine Precinct had
a big turnout of voters at the Opal
School basement. Kay and Tracy
Ingalls and Bernice Lemmel and
Marti Jo Derflinger did the elec-
tion chores.
Lisle Reeve was our first voter
as he was leaving on a trip over to
Miles City, MT to visit friends
Dub and Mozelle Hotchkiss.
Wednesday he headed for Col-
orado to spend some time visiting
his son Steven and family.
Dan, Glenn and Margaret Fo-
gelman went to Rapid City on
Tuesday where Margaret had a
surgical procedure in preparation
for a healing aid device.
Ethel Ingalls spent part of
Tuesday, Wednesday (her birth-
day) and Thursday in Newcastle,
WY visiting and helping daughter
Sheryl Lesmeister.  Marlin
helped Fogelmans with their cat-
tle preg testing on Wednesday
JT Vig helped Rod, Justin and
Robert Ingalls haul the Ingalls
and Sons steer calves to the
Huxtable Ranch on Wednesday
forenoon. I took lunch over to
Jason's house for the men as they
gathered there for preg testing
the cattle that are  over on the
Talley Place in the afternoon.
Leah Heidler's sister and fam-
ily came to the Heidler Ranch for
hunting over the weekend.
I went to Sturgis on Thursday
forenoon, on to Rapid to keep an
appointment and some shopping.
Howard and I had the Stricherz
men arrive on Friday afternoon
from the Watertown area  for a
weekend of hunting. Saturday,
the snow started about 9 in the
morning and we ended the day
with about 4 inches of snow and
windy conditions. That night the
temperature dropped to 3 degrees
so was a cold weekend for hunt-
ing.  Sunday was a little better
and Monday we were almost 40
degrees again. Thankful for the
Dwayne and Zona Vig had rel-
ative hunters from Rosholt, SD
come to spent the weekend hunt-
ing there.  They left on Monday
morning to return home.
All meals served with milk and
bread. Menu subject to change
without notice.
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
Mon. Nov. 19: Turkey
Tetrazzini, Tossed Salad, Man-
darin Oranges
Tue., Nov 20: Sweet & Sour
Pork, Steamed Rice, Oriental
Vegetables, Grape Juice, Apricots
Wed., Nov. 21: Roast Beef,
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Har-
vest Beets, Peach Crisp
Thur., Nov. 22: Happy
Thanksgiving/No Meals
Fri., Nov. 23: Thanksgiv-
ing/No Meals
Senior Citizens Menu Senior Citizens Menu
2012 Election results
We had some pretty nice
weather last week, until the
weekend then we got down in the
20s and 30s. Friday was a foggy
day, and windy, so it felt much
colder than 30º. Saturday was a
cold, windy, snowy day. I’d say we
received around 4” or more of the
white stuff. It wasn’t a very good
day for the opening of deer hunt-
ing season!
It’s nice to get back to watching
our regular tv ads. I sure got tired
of those campaign ads! I can’t say
that election went the way I
wanted, but I guess we’ll have to
live with it. Hopefully the next
four years improve. I don’t think
they can get any worse! Anyway,
I hope not.
Tim and Jolene Lutz left Sat-
urday to return to their home in
Tulsa, OK. Tim spent several
days visiting at the Lutz Ranch
and Jolene visited with her
mother in Rapid City.
Prairie Strippers met at Bev-
erly Birkeland home in Dupree on
Monday. The day was spent doing
show and tell and having dinner
together. Members spending the
day in sewing quilts to be given
away were: Rita and Bev Birke-
land, Yvonne Donovan, Rita
Duck, Eldora Fischbach, LuAnne
Jordan, Amy Linn, Roxie Stam-
bach, Mona Thomas, Virginia Till
and Gloria Traversie.
I had a nice visit with my aunt
Marge Hoffman on the phone last
Saturday afternoon. She is really
enjoying her new residence in
Rapid City. She and Karen Slet-
ten usually try to have coffee to-
gether on a daily basis and get in
some visiting.
Congratulations to David Ruth
and Drew Vance for qualifying for
the Region Oral Interp contest.
They competed in the District
Contest in Timber Lake last
Wednesday. They will be compet-
ing at the Regional contest in
Pierre next Monday.
The 6th-8th grade basketball
girls will be hosting Eagle Butte
this Thursday at 5:00. Then on
Saturday they will be hosting a
tournament at the community
center beginning at 9:00 a.m., and
another game here on Tuesday
with Bison at 6:00.
The high school girls will begin
practice next Monday, 19th, with
their first game December 6th at
Tiospaye Topa. The boys will
begin practice the following Mon-
day, and their first game is on De-
cember 7th at Takini.
School will dismiss at 1:00 next
Wednesday, 21st, for Thanksgiv-
ing vacation. The library will also
be closed.
Congratulations to the Hard-
ing County Ranchers on winning
the State B Football Champi-
onship last Friday over Colome! I
thought it would be a much closer
game than it was, but they won
50-20, and ended their season
with a perfect 12-0 record. Our
Longhorns were the only team
that gave them any kind of com-
petition all season, and Harding
County only won by 2 points.
It doesn’t seem like Thanksgiv-
ing should be next week already.
That means Christmas isn’t far
behind! I’m sure many shoppers
are making plans for Black Fri-
day next week.
Remember JR & Sandy are
hosting their 6th annual Thanks-
giving dinner at the Sr. Center.
Everyone is welcome.You may
bring a dish to share.
Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
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By Sandy Rhoden
The colder temperatures and
snow moved in last weekend. But
that didn't stop the hunting and
most activity in the area. The
girls 3rd-8th rural basketball
traveling teams were scheduled
to play at Philip on Saturday but
the game was postponed due to
the weather. Deer rifle season is
upon us.
The rural schools basketball
program is in full swing. This
year Casey Matt and Chasity
Jones are coaching the girls trav-
eling team. Jim Shaw and Megan
Long plan to coach the boys trav-
eling team after Christmas.
Casey and Jim are coaching the
K-8 rural program and Chasity
and Megan are helping. The girls
traveling team has played New
Underwood and are scheduled to
play games with Sturgis, Phillip,
and Rapid City Christian. Eagles
and Rebels played Friday Nov. 9
and Friday and Nov. 16 at Union
Center. On Thurs. Nov 15 and
26th, 5:30 p.m. the 5th-8th grade
girls will play at Sturgis.
On Friday night Becca An-
drews, Cassie Rhoden, Hillory
Rhoden, and others enjoyed a
products party at Melanie Cam-
mack's. They enjoyed some spe-
cial chocolate, great products,
visiting and great snacks. Valerie
(Cammack) Seamen was the
guest host. Sandy Rhoden missed
the Stoneville turnoff due to thick
fog and went several miles fur-
ther north before turning around
and making her way back to
Melanie's home.
Larry Rhoden headed for
Pierre Sunday afternoon for Sen-
ate caucus meetings and leader-
ship elections in preparation for
the 2013 session.
A wave of flu and cold has been
going through Central Meade
County. Many students were out
of school last week due to such
things as Influenza B, strep
throat and other illnesses. Hope-
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Living our lives can be such a
ride, the joys and the sorrows, the
highs and lows. This week has
brought us another low, saying
goodbye to Isabel, South
Dakota’s, Marcie Locken, a smi-
ley faced, fun lovin’ little gal who
deserved more happiness than
life gave her a chance to have.
She was one heck of a good lab
tech and an all around good cow-
gal. Our sympathy goes out to her
family. We are all going to miss
Sympathy also goes out to the
family of Harold Kilness who
passed away this past week.
Harold’s funeral will be held Sat-
urday, November 17 at Bethel
Lutheran Church in Faith at
10:00 A.M. Gwen and Harold Kil-
ness were regulars at their
church in Faith, always ready
and willing to do what was
needed for the church. Once again
we have lost a strong community
Lacey and Quirt Won-
dercheck, Harold and I were in
Philip today to celebrate my dad,
Irvin’s, 97th birthday. Dad got up
cranky but later was very upbeat
and talkative. Seeing him at 97
makes me wonder what the heck
made him so tough? The man
smoked cigarettes since he was a
teen, worked with DDT wearing
no chemical suit and ate red
meat every day of his life! (He
hates chicken.) Yes, he suffers
from COPD but considering the
years of dust, smoke and live-
stock dander it’s no wonder.
What makes one person do well
and another person not? Is it the
tough old Norwegian blood, the
years of hard work and good
Dakota air? Perhaps genetics, his
mom lived to be 105. It is the
question that will never be an-
swered because it is not up to us.
At any rate, Irvin was doing
great today.    
fully, the fresh blanket of snow
will calm some of the germs that
have been in the air.
It is hard to believe Thanksgiv-
ing is next week and that soon
puts us into the Christmas holi-
day season. Thanksgiving is on
November 22.
The Faith Longhorns basket-
ball teams will begin practicing
after Thanksgiving, giving us a
new high school sport to spectate.
Caden Smiley, Reggie Rhoden,
and Chaney Keffeler from CMC
and Wyatt Schuelke from the
Opal area all plan to participate.
Tristen Rhoden is on the injured
list due to his ACL surgery, but is
in hopes of joining the team near
the end of the season.
Veterans Day Program … was held on Monday, November 12th at the Faith School: 1st & 2nd grade
performing “America the Beautiful”. Jen Stomprud, teacher. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
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Gov. Dennis Daugaard is cur-
rently accepting internship appli-
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session in Pierre, continuing into
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Governor’s Office interns have
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highest level of state government
in crafting policy and functioning
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highly substantive and will pro-
vide an in-depth education on
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The intern’s duties will depend
on interests and strengths. Typi-
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policy development and staffing
the Governor, Lieutenant Gover-
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In 1620, after four months at
sea, the people on the Mayflower
sighted land. Far north of the Vir-
ginia colony, they were forced by
weather to harbor a harsh winter.
The non-separatist passengers
declared that since they were not
at their contractual destination,
they could act as free agents. For
self-preservation, the men
drafted the Mayflower Compact,
which submitted the entire colony
to majority rule. When the new
common house burned to the
ground, the ship was the only
shelter. Then a sickness hit. Of
the original approximately 102
Mayflower passengers, about half
survived the first year. Come
warmer weather, encounters with
various Indian tribes resulted in
a treaty of friendship. At sum-
mer's end, when the harvest was
in, the two groups combined the
colonists’ English “harvest home”
and the Indians’ harvest time tra-
ditions. Though it is likely that
this mutual time of thanksgiving
was earlier in the season, it was
the seed that grew to become our
Thanksgiving celebrated in late
“In everything give thanks” is
a Biblical lesson that is some-
times far from easy. After
tremendous hardship and loss,
thankful- ness is not at the fore-
front of one’s thoughts. One defi-
nition of a compromise – a
compact or treaty – is where nei-
ther side is completely happy.
The pilgrims had tremendous loss
and they had to repeatedly hold
off on their separatist ways. Still,
they and the people they came
into contact with paused to give
In 2012, America is still fight-
ing an economy that is, at best,
sluggish, with an almost eight
percent unemployment rate. A
current devastating drought is
rearing its ugly head at next
year’s growing season. Local food
pantries are straining. The stock
market is wobbling. Then, there
are other hardships felt on a more
personal level. Some families
must deal with breakups, finan-
cial downsizing, illnesses, or
maybe even a death in the family.
Still, to give thanks is a lesson.
The various colonial settlements,
such as founded by the pilgrims,
learned to take, and to share, re-
sponsibility in what we now call a
democratic government. Sepa-
ratism has its place, but working
with others to improve society as
a whole can be called an Ameri-
can trait. A hard life may be soft-
ened just a little bit by struggling
through it day by day with a
thankful heart.
As the traditional turkey is set
on the table, the family around it
can relish that they are together.
As people sit at a community
table because, come November
22, they will not be surrounded by
family, then they can be grateful
for friends and acquaintances. As
families pray, with an empty
chair at the table, they can be
comforted that the chair was
filled for a while by a loved one.
The traditional picture is of a
huge family laughing around a
table full of bounty that includes
an overly huge stuffed turkey.
The real picture is of family, and
of friends, coming together to be
thankful for each other.
Americans will soon come to-
gether on Veterans Day to honor
our nation’s returned service
members, including more than 22
million living American veterans.
For generations, American
service members across every
branch of our military have made
tremendous sacrifices to defend
our freedom and liberty. It’s im-
portant that all of us take time to
remember their service.
In particular, earlier this year,
President Obama honored our
Vietnam-era veterans when he
proclaimed a 13-year period –
May 28, 2012, through Nov. 11,
2025 – as the “Commemoration of
the 50th Anniversary of the Viet-
nam War.” This gives all of us a
special opportunity to recognize
these veterans, who too often
were not properly thanked when
they came home.
Today, more than 6 million
veterans live in our small towns
and rural communities, a higher
concentration than any other part
of the country. That is not a sur-
prise to me. Our veterans embody
the values that stand at the heart
of rural America: hard work, a
love of their country, and a sense
of duty to give back to a nation
that has done so much for us all.
I share the President’s belief
that when our veterans return
home, we don’t just owe them a
debt of gratitude. We owe them a
good job, secure housing, a qual-
ity education, and dependable
health care. That’s why USDA
has worked hard to ensure our
veterans have tools to succeed.
We’ve stepped up hiring of vet-
erans at USDA, and helped offer
new work experiences to prepare
veterans for the job market.
Ag Secretary Vilsack
A Thank You to America’s Veterans
USDA has participated in a wide
variety of veterans’ hiring efforts
coordinated by the Department of
Veterans Affairs and the Depart-
ment of Defense. And through the
USDA Veterans Employment
Program office, any veteran who
contacts us has access to counsel-
ing, career help, and considera-
tion for employment.
We’ve helped veterans learn
more about opportunities in farm-
ing and ranching – providing sup-
port for organizations to train
more than 40,000 new producers,
including veterans.
We’ve invested in projects that
bring more opportunity to rural
veterans. Since 2009 USDA has
supported more than 1,000 rural
health clinics. We’ve supported
more than 5,700 distance learn-
ing and telemedicine projects. We
have made record loans and
grants that help veterans start a
farm, buy a home, or run a small
And in February, USDA signed
an historic memorandum of un-
derstanding with the American
Legion. Working with the Legion
at posts across the country, our
aim is to help more rural veterans
connect with employers, get a
good job, and access useful infor-
mation about USDA programs.
Our efforts are just one piece in
America’s shared responsibility to
support our veterans. Together,
we can be sure that after a vet-
eran fights for America, they
don’t have to fight for good oppor-
tunity when they come home. I
encourage all Americans to join
me in thanking our veterans,
along with our active duty service
members, as we recognize their
service to our nation this Veter-
ans Day.
A thankful life
by Del Bartels
Governor seeking
intern for legislative
session and spring term
Northern Hills
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KEVN Black Hills FOX is
pleased to announce its seventh
annual Rising Star of the West
Scholarship contest. This year,
thanks to First Interstate Bank,
the total value of scholarships is
once again at $7,500. The first
place winner will receive a $4,000
college scholarship, with $2,000
for second place, $1,000 for third
place and $500 for fourth place.
High school students will have
the opportunity to present com-
mentaries on KEVN Black Hills
FOX News on topics important to
them. Viewers will then be able to
view those videos at blackhills-
fox.com and help pick the four fi-
nalists and the eventual winner.
Students who wish to partici-
pate need to shoot a short (1
minute) video of them talking
about any subject that interests
them. They don’t need to be elab-
orate productions, since those
videos won’t run on air. The
videos need to be submitted to
KEVN Black Hills FOX, along
with an entry form, by December
31st. The 20 students selected for
the contest will tape their com-
mentaries at the KEVN Black
Hills FOX studios to air begin-
ning in February. The four
weekly winners will become final-
ists and will tape four more com-
mentaries on four common topics
to air during the finals of the con-
test beginning in April.
Interested students can get
entry forms and rules at
www.blackhillsfox.com. They
could join our previous winners,
Shad Christman of Lemmon High
School along with Kaitlyn Hem-
mingson, Annelise Ewing and
Janesa Bakeberg of Spearfish
High School, Caila Brennan of St.
Thomas More High School and
Jordan Barthel of Lead-Dead-
wood High School as the latest
Rising Star of the West.
Noah Shooting Systems pro-
vide instant, objective feedback
for each shot taken and allows
players to self-correct and prac-
tice his or her best shot again and
again. The Noah Shooting System
helps correct flat or high shooters,
quickly move players past shoot-
ing slumps, improve 3-point
shooting, increase team and indi-
vidual shooting percentages.
Players build the correct muscle
memory for their optimal 45-de-
gree arc.
Jim Schreffler will be here on
Monday, November 19, 2012 to
demonstrate the Noah Shooting
System. Players are encouraged
to come at 6:30 p.m. and parents
at 7:00 at the Community Center.
The clinic includes shot analysis,
shot alignment, shot distance,
The National Education Asso-
ciation’s 91st American Educa-
tion Week is November 11-17.
American Legion posts and
family members are encouraged
to participate in the weeklong cel-
ebration to support America’s
youth and the NEA’s annual
tagline, “Great public schools: a
basic right and our responsibil-
The American Legion has
played a significant rule in the
history of American Education
Week, being a co-sponsor of the
initial event, December 4-10,
1921. Distressed that 25 percent
of the country’s World War I
draftees were illiterate and nine
percent were physically unfit,
representatives of the NEA and
the American Legion met in 1919
to seek ways to generate public
support for education.
American Education Week is
now organized a week before
Thanksgiving. It is celebrated in
order to affirm the importance of
schools and education in nation
building. It signals a commitment
to developing the necessary tools
that American students require
in order to be successful in prac-
tical life and help build the na-
American Educational Week
helps schools to let the students
and parents know of the plans
and initiatives that the school has
taken to boost educational stan-
dards. Some schools often organ-
ize parent-teacher meetings
during American Educational
Week in order to keep the parents
informed of their child’s progress.
It is observed nationwide in many
different ways and it is really up
to individual schools as to how se-
riously it takes the occasion.
Shhh…It’s a secret
Surprise 50th Birthday for
Robert Ulrich
Saturday, Nov. 24
Supper at 6 PM Dance at 8 PM, Faith VFW, Fai th, SD
KEVN Black Hills FOX
announces 7th Annual Rising Star
Of The West Scholarship Contest
American Education Week
by Norris Preston
Past national vice-commander, American Legion
Noah Shooting Clinic coming to Faith
Shoot with confidence. Win games
The South Dakota Department
of Revenue, Division of Motor Ve-
hicles, has awarded six new site
locations in South Dakota to place
motor vehicle registration self-
service terminals (SST).
The 24-hour SST is a fully au-
tomated vehicle registration re-
newal station and dispenses
license plate renewal tags on the
“The real convenience is that
vehicle owners from any county
can use the terminal with the
proper identification,” said Divi-
sion of Motor Vehicles Director
Deb Hillmer. “We are excited for
the opportunity to install self-ser-
vice terminals in other areas of
South Dakota. The terminals al-
ready operating have been well
received. I believe the additional
locations will experience the same
The six new site locations are
the Rushmore Mall in Rapid City,
Kessler’s in Aberdeen, County
Fair Food Store in Mitchell, and
at the Hy-Vee Food Stores in Wa-
tertown, Brookings and Yankton.
The machines are expected to be
installed and operational in early
There are four self-service ter-
minals currently operating in
South Dakota. The SSTs are
available in Sioux Falls at the
Get-N-Go and the Hy-Vee Food
Store, in Rapid City at the Public
Safety Building, and at the De-
partment of Revenue, Pierre Of-
A vehicle owner can navigate
through the easy touch screen
Motor vehicle registration
self-service terminal sites
(voice assistance available) with a
valid South Dakota driver’s li-
cense; South Dakota identifica-
tion card; or if a company, the
information provided on its re-
newal notice. Once the payment
has been submitted and the
transaction is complete, the li-
cense renewal tags and vehicle
registration are dispensed di-
rectly from the machine.
The SST allows vehicle owners
to register up to 90 days prior and
30 days after the expiration of
their current license tags. A two
dollar convenience fee per vehicle
is assessed. Acceptable forms of
payment include electronic check,
credit cards (MasterCard or Dis-
cover only), or ATM/debit cards
supported by Pulse, Star, NYCE
and Accel.
arc, release point, muscle memory
training and video analysis. Each
parent who attends the clinic re-
ceives an entry to win a Noah
Shooting System for your school.
Everyone is welcome to attend
this clinic, it is a state of the art
For more information about
this system go to www.noahbas-
Veterans Day Program … was held on Monday, November 12th at the Faith School: 3rd – 6th
grade singing “You’re a Grand Old Flag”.
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The Great Rutabaga Experiment
By Dr. Mike Rosmann
FOR RELEASE ON Nov. 5, 2012
In the forty-plus years that I
have been gardening (not count-
ing my childhood years when I
was forced to help my mother in
our family garden), I have often
experimented with different
crops and vegetables.
I have always been the person
in our household who takes care
of the vegetable garden. Even
when farming full-time, I liked to
head to the garden at the end of
a hard day, sometimes with a
beer in hand and smoking a cigar.
It was, and still is, a great place
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to meditate and collect myself.
Marilyn takes care of our
flower gardens. Like me, she
comes by her affinity for garden-
ing naturally, for her father was
a farmer during his younger
years and a gardener throughout
his life.
I was impressed with the tall
rows of pole beans, staked toma-
toes, and the rich variety of veg-
etables in her father’s garden
when Marilyn took me to her
home for the first time after we
began courting. His rows were
straight and weedless. His flower
beds were admired by everyone.
Marilyn’s flower gardens are
neat too. Our house is always dec-
orated with home grown flowers
and arrangements of plants that
are in season.
Both of our children also like to
garden. Shelby has the same flair
as her mother for raising and dec-
orating with plants of all kinds.
Jon built raised bed vegetable
gardens that he learned to con-
struct in his high school agricul-
ture class.
This year I decided to try grow-
ing rutabagas in my vegetable
garden for the first time. I knew
they are much prized for the
Russian favorite, borscht soup,
and many other European dishes.
I looked up rutabagas on the
internet and discovered they are
a member of the cabbage family,
called cruciferous vegetables be-
cause their flowers have four
petals in the shape of a cross.
Rutabagas are thought to be a
cross between turnips and cab-
Rutabagas taste like turnips,
which I like a lot. Rutabagas like
cold weather, as do turnips, other
members of the cabbage family,
and many root crops.
I figure that any vegetable that
flourishes in cold weather has to
be good for you. It should make
you feel healthy and hearty, like
eating wild game does.
Besides home-grown vegeta-
bles, in our house we eat a lot of
venison, pheasants, geese and
fish that I catch from nearby farm
ponds I know are clean. I give
vegetables or vacuum-sealed
packages of filleted fish to the
pond owners to thank them for
letting me catch fish on their
Many of the cruciferous veg-
etables are known for their can-
cer-fighting properties, especially
colorectal, prostate and breast
cancers. According to the Ameri-
can Cancer Society
bles), the evidence isn’t com-
pletely incontrovertible, however.
I planted rutabagas twice this
year. The first time I planted
them was on March 31, at which
time I also planted beets, lettuce,
radishes and many other early-
type vegetables that can with-
stand frost. I planted the second
crop in late July.
Most of the rutabagas grew
prolifically. Some did not develop
large roots and instead, went to
seed like radishes often do. The
rutabagas that matured as they
were supposed to were baseball
and softball-sized. I thought this
was a successful experiment.
I cooked the rutabagas like I
would cook turnips. I added some
to a borscht dish.
They were so bitter and strong
that I couldn’t stand them. Every
way I tried them, they made the
kitchen smell while I cooked them
and they were much too strong.
The second crop, which I har-
vested in early October after frost
was supposed to make them
sweeter, also tasted bitter.
I tried adding a little sugar,
butter, salt and pepper but none
of these ingredients improved the
rutabagas. Even their name does-
n’t appeal to me at the present
Probably I don’t know how to
cook rutabagas, which I will ac-
knowledge. Somebody, please
send me better ways I can use
rutabagas without having to apol-
ogize. In the meantime, I’ll let the
Russians, Germans and Scandi-
navians consume all the rutaba-
gas they want.
Perhaps someone will tell me I
am like former President George
H. W. Bush, who took the stance
that as president of the United
States, no one could make him eat
broccoli, another cruciferous veg-
For sure, no one else in my
family would dare try them if I
don’t give my blessings. I hope
they don’t scorn the rest of my
garden produce, because I work
hard to try to please everyone in
the family and others to whom I
give vegetables. I pride myself on
being a good gardener and good
cook. Good-bye rutabagas!
Dr. Rosmann is a psychologist
as well as a farmer/gardener. He
and his wife live on their family
farm near Harlan, Iowa. Contact
him through the website: www.ag-
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P.O. Box 38 • Faith, SD 57626 Ph: 605-967-2161
The South Dakota Cattlemen’s
Association (SDCA) is proud to
announce a great speaker lineup
for their 64th Annual Convention
and Trade Show scheduled for
November 28-29, 2012 at the
Crossroads Hotel & Convention
Center in Huron. 
“We have a great lineup of
speakers, vendors and entertain-
ment,” said Jeff Smeenk, SDCA
President, “and great opportuni-
ties to network with fellow pro-
gressive cattlemen from across
the state.”
Wednesday morning’s Opening
Session will feature Ryan Eichler
from Elanco Animal Health pre-
senting an overview of the role
technology will play in feeding a
growing world population.  Atten-
dees will then choose two of three
breakout sessions focusing on es-
tate planning, social networking,
and an update on Northern Beef
Packers and the South Dakota
Certified program.
Wednesday’s lunch crowd will
hear from National Cattlemen’s
Beef Association President JD
Alexander from Nebraska. He
will share insights about the cur-
rent political landscape in Wash-
ington, D.C. 
Wednesday evening kicks off
with the popular President’s Auc-
tion, followed by the SDCA
awards for Cattleman and
Agribusinessman of the Year and
Media winners, along with the
much anticipated Leopold Con-
servation Award presentation.
“South Dakota Cattlemen’s As-
sociation is proud to present the
Kopriva Ranch the 2012 Leopold
Conservation Award,” said Cory
Eich, SDCA 1st Vice President.
“Their commitment to the land by
utilizing techniques in no till
crops and cover crops, along with
rotational grazing efforts, earned
the Koprivas this award.”
After the banquet convention
attendees and locals will have the
opportunity to attend a perform-
ance by Baxter Black. “We are
very excited to have a cowboy icon
performing at our convention this
year,” said Jeff Smeenk, “We are
grateful to Priefert Ranch Equip-
ment for sponsoring the cowboy
poet’s witty storytelling and we
hope to see our members and the
community take advantage of this
opportunity.” Tickets can be pur-
chased atwww.sdcattlemen.org or
by calling the SDCA office at 605-
At Thursday’s lunch, attendees
will hear from South Dakota Sec-
retary of Agriculture, Walt Bones,
to provide them an update on the
Ag Department’s livestock devel-
opment initiative.  Attendees will
also hear insight on agriculture in
China, Taiwan, and Russia. Fol-
lowing lunch attendees will wrap
up their convention experience
with the always popular Cattle-
men’s College, sponsored by
Pfizer Animal Health. Duane
Lenz from CattleFax will provide
a market outlook for 2014 fol-
lowed by Dr. Gary Sides of Pfizer
Animal Health sharing informa-
tion regarding new technologies
that will assist in feeding growing
world population.
Don’t miss this opportunity to
make your voice heard! Register
today for the 64th annual SDCA
Convention and Trade Show on
November 28-29 in Huron. Visit
www.sdcattlemen.org for more in-
formation and to register online.
South Dakota Cattlemen’s As-
sociation works to advance and
protect the interests of all cattle-
men by enhancing profitability
through representation, promo-
tion and information sharing.
SDCA Convention speakers
provide information, education
and insight for cattlemen
Expecting 500-600 bred cows, 600-700 calves, 300-400 sheep
Sale Time: 10 AM
Verhulst (Disp) – 50 Angus cows 6-9s bred Angus 4-1
Loughlin – 60 Angus cows 5-10s bred Angus 3-20
Longbrake – 50 Angus cows 8-10s bred Angus 4-1
Longbrake – 20 Angus heifers bred Angus 3-20
Hall – 40 blk & bldy cows 9s bred Angus 3-15
Hauser – 20 blk & bldy cows 10s bred Angus 4-1
Flying H – 275 blk & bldy calves 450-550#
Bartell – 130 Angus heifers (all in town) 500#
More bred cows, bred heifers and calves expected by sale time.
Upcoming Sales:
Monday, November 26: Regular cattle and sheep sale
Monday, December 3: Special bred cow and heifer sale
Monday, December 10: Special weaned calf and yearling sale
Faith Livestock Commission Co.
(605) 967-2200
A light run of cattle here for our sale on Monday, November
12, with a steady market.
Thank you for your business.
Dan Jordan
58 .......................blk & bldy steers 497 .............$164.50
31 .......................blk & bldy steers 419 .............$175.00
Gary Drum
46 .......................blk & bldy steers 469 .............$169.50
25 .......................blk & bldy steers 398 .............$177.00
Lonnie Hall
101.......................blk & red steers 400 .............$180.00
JD & B Williams
40.............................Angus steers 524 .............$158.50
25.............................Angus steers 427 .............$173.25
52............................Angus heifers 497 .............$142.75
Tim Seim
70.........................Hereford steers 541 .............$154.50
Jerry Vliem
24.........................blk & red steers 677 .............$143.25
19.................................red heifers 618 .............$135.50
Jason Wock
14 .....................................blk hfrts 968 ...............$88.00
7 ........................................blk hfrs 731 .............$112.50
Wilson & Jones
16 .....................................blk hfrts 956 ..............$95.50
5......................................blk cows 1250 .............$69.50
9......................................blk cows 1389 .............$68.50
Dan Price
10 .....................................blk hfrts 1049 .............$97.50
Tom Miller
4 .......................................blk hfrts 1075 .............$93.50
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)
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2012. Voters must complete their
ballots and return them to the
Farm Service Agency county of-
fice by the close of business on De-
cember 3, 2012. If mailed, ballots
must be postmarked by midnight
December 3, 2012.
The candidates in this year’s
election are:
Grant Martin & Max Truax
(incumbent) have been nomi-
nated in LAA 3, Dewey County, to
serve as a committee member.
Dewey County will count ballots
on December 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm
Shane Grubl, Steven Harwood
and Barbara Huxtable have been
nominated in LAA 1 the north-
east portion of Meade County
that includes Union Center,
Howes, Faith and Mud Butte, to
serve as a committee member.
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
December 3, 2012 – Last day to
submit ballot for COC election
Voting for Dewey, Meade, and
Ziebach County Committee
Ballots for this year’s county
committee election will be mailed
to eligible voters on November 5,
Meade County will count ballots
on December 6, 2012 at 10:00 am
Bryant Schauer is nominated
in LAA 2, Ziebach County, to
serve as a committee member.
Ziebach County will count ballots
on December 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm
Eligible voters in a local ad-
ministrative area who have not
received a ballot should contact
the FSA county office staff.
Voter Requirements Persons
meeting requirements in 1 or 2,
plus 3, below, is eligible to vote:
1. Be of legal voting age and
have an interest in a farm or
ranch as either of the following:
an owner, operator, tenant or
sharecropper, or
a partner in a general partner-
ship or member of a joint venture
that has an interest in a farm as
an owner, operator, tenant or
sharecropper; or
2. Not of legal voting age, but
supervises and conducts the
farming operations on an entire
farm; and
3. Eligible to participate in any
FSA program that is provided by
law, regardless of the status of
Discrimination Prohibited
No person shall be denied the
right to vote because of race,
color, national origin, sex, reli-
gion, age, disability, political be-
liefs, sexual orientation or
marital or family status.
USDA is an equal opportunity
provider, employer and lender. To
file a complaint of discrimination,
write to USDA, Assistant Secre-
tary for Civil Rights, Office of the
Assistant Secretary for Civil
Rights, 1400 Independence Av-
enue, S.W., Stop 9410, Washing-
ton, 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-
A bipartisan group of western
senators asked Agriculture Secre-
tary Tom Vilsack to support
proactive forest management, uti-
lizing the timber industry, to re-
duce fuel loads in wildfire-prone
areas and improve community
safety throughout the West. Sen-
ators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.),
Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Mike
Enzi (R-Wyo.), Tim Johnson (D-
S.D.), John Thune (R-S.D.) signed
onto the letter, led by Sen. Mark
Udall (D-Colo.).
"We are at a critical juncture.
With historically overgrown
forests, a continuing drought,
vast stretches of beetle-kill forest
and more people living in fire
zones, we need to work expedi-
tiously to promote ecological
restoration. … We write to ex-
press our support for treating
more acres in our states – partic-
ularly in the wildland-urban in-
terface, and backcountry areas
with critical infrastructure.
Specifically, we ask you to con-
sider expanding the timber man-
agement program, and prioritize
timber sales," the senators wrote.
"This capacity is critical to sup-
port local economies, safeguard
drinking water supplies, and pro-
tect communities. … There has
never been a better time to reduce
the risk of catastrophic wildfires,
restore forest health, and create
jobs while also helping us convert
hazardous fuels into energy."
The Rocky Mountain West ex-
perienced one of the most severe
fire seasons on record in 2012. Ac-
cording to the National Intera-
gency Fire Center, the Rocky
Mountain region, which includes
Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and
most of South Dakota and
Wyoming, endured 5,152 fires
that scorched 1,186,965 acres.
Western Senators ask USDA
to utilize timber industry to
reduce wildfire risks
Senators ask agency to let private sector create jobs, improve fire safety
November 14, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 11
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PO Box 38 • Faith, SD 57626
Ph: 605-967-2161
FAX 605-967-2160
Breakfast: Burritos
Lunch: Hot Hamburger – $4.29
Sandwich: BBQ Chicken
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch: Tacos – $4.29
Sandwich: Rueben
Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy
Lunch: Asian – $4.29
Sandwich: Hamburger
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch: Cassserole – $4.29
Sandwich: Philly Steak & Cheese
Breakfast: Burritos
Lunch: 2 Piece Chicken Dinner – $4.29
Sandwich: Hamburger
…The Better Choice
Prairie Oasis Mall 605-967-2622
Faith, SD
Notify The Faith
Independent of your
change of address before
moving or as quickly as
possible, so as not to
miss a single issue.
Dr. Jason M. Hafner
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 ...
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• Envelopes • Brochures
• Office Forms • And More!
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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
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Notify The Faith
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moving or as quickly as
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happy, loving home, beautiful life
for your precious newborn baby.
Expenses paid. Married couple
Walt/Gina. Call for info: 1-800-
The Cougar Classic Basketball
Tournament in Rapid City is De-
cember 1 & 2. Open to girls and
boys teams grades 4-8. Registra-
tion is $135/team, three game
guarantee. Rosters due November
21. For information: www.rapidc-
Rosholt, Centennial, August 16-
18th 2013. For more information
call 605-537-4426 ask for Mary.
is looking for a Dental Assistant to
join a dedicated team of profession-
als aimed at improving oral health
and keeping kids across the state
of South Dakota smiling. The posi-
tion will work directly out of a 40-
foot-long, state-of-the-art mobile
dental unit. Responsibilities will in-
clude: providing chair side assis-
tance, taking x-rays, patient
charting, and equipment steriliza-
tion. Position is based out of Pierre.
Extensive travel is required (75% of
the time M-F). Person must have
graduated from an accredited den-
tal assisting education program or
have at least one year of experience
working in the dental assisting
field. Current CPR & x-ray certifi-
cations are required. Excellent
salary and benefits package. Email
cover letter, resume and profes-
sional references to
m or for more information please
contact Summer Sporrer at 605-
A+ Rating, Great Pay, .Lifetime Re-
newals. Offer great training! Call
today. Tucker Tonkel 605-645-
DEPT. has opening for Mechanic
and Equipment operators. Good
Benefits. Applications are avail-
able at Courthouse in Bison, SD or
call 605-244-5629.
tive wages, benefits, training, profit
sharing, opportunities for growth,
great culture and innovation.
$1,500 Sign on Bonus available for
Service Technicians. To browse
opportunities go to www.rdoequip-
ment.com. Must apply online.
2009 POLARIS 850XP 4x4. 50K
miles, Green. $5500.00 or OBO.
Call evenings: 605-466-2650.
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
bouillet Rams. Yearling or Lambs.
Big, Hardy, Fine Fleeces. Call
evenings: 605-466-2370.
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
$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.
BONUS. New Pay Program! *Earn
up to 50 cpm *Home Weekly
*2500+ miles, 95% no-tarp. Must
be Canadian eligible (888) 691-
fully managed properties in the
Black Hills, great condition and lo-
cations. Would make good ex-
change properties. Call Todd
Young, SDRE broker, 605-645-
FOR SALE: Several nice used
sofas and loveseats, Del’s, I-90
exit 63, Box Elder, 390-9810.
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
Thank you to everyone that
sent sympathy cards after the
death of our mom and mother-in-
law Mary Timm; also appreciated
all the words and acts of kind-
Bill & Ida Hibner
Crystal Lind
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