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Gov. Dennis Daugaard is ask-
ing South Dakotans to make
safety a priority as they travel
during the Thanksgiving period
and upcoming holiday season.
“Thanksgiving is a wonderful
time for family members to
gather, enjoy each other’s com-
pany and share the blessings of
the holiday,’’ the Governor said.
“It’s also imperative for each of us
to keep safety in mind as we
travel to those happy get-togeth-
ers.’’
Traffic is heavier than normal
during holiday periods, present-
ing drivers with numerous dis-
tractions, Gov. Daugaard said.
“Motorists should carefully
obey posted speed limits, wear
seatbelts on every trip, and al-
ways designate a sober driver.
Those are simple, life-saving
steps.’’
Weather this time of year can
change rapidly. The Governor ad-
vises motorists to carry winter
survival kits, tell friends or fam-
ily about travel plans and check
safetravelusa.com prior to leaving
for holiday gatherings.
South Dakota recorded more
than 200 highway crashes, with
one death and more than 30 in-
juries, in each of the past two
Thanksgiving holiday reporting
periods.
The national Thanksgiving
Day holiday fatality reporting pe-
riod runs from 6 p.m. on Wednes-
day, Nov. 21, through 11:59 p.m.
on Sunday, Nov. 25. 
In July of 2012, the Oil and
Gas Summer Study Committee of
the South Dakota Legislature
met in Harding and Perkins
Counties to hear local concerns
about Oil and Gas Development
in Northwestern South Dakota.
They also had meetings in Pierre
and Bismarck, ND to review how
our neighbors to the north are
handling Oil and Gas develop-
ment. 
On October 30, 2012, the Oil
and Gas Summer Study Commit-
tee released 17 draft bills dealing
with wide-ranging issues of oil
and gas development in the
northwest region of the state.
Western Plains Action Group,
part of Dakota Rural Action, is
sponsoring a public meeting on
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6:30 pm at
Reva Hall to discuss the legisla-
tion and how it will impact you
and your community.  This is
your opportunity to become in-
formed about proposed legislation
that will affect this area.
Most residents of Harding and
Perkins Counties have long seen
the impacts of oil and gas explo-
ration. The State Legislature will
be deciding on many important is-
sues ranging from bonding on
new oil and gas wells to funding
for land reclamation on old well
sites. Representative Betty Olson
and Senator Ryan Maher, both
members of the summer study,
will be there to talk about the leg-
islation and to answer any ques-
tions.
In addition, Tom Horan from
The Meade County Board of
Commissioners is accepting appli-
cations from individuals who are
interested in serving on the
Meade County Commission:
•Anticipated opening for Com-
missioner District 1
•Appointment may be effective
January 2013
•All eligible Meade County
residents who reside in Commis-
sioner District 1
The anticipated opening in
District 1 is due to Commissioner
Gary Cammack’s successful elec-
tion to the South Dakota Legisla-
ture.
The Meade County Commis-
sion is a five-member Board
whose members are elected by
District - to serve the citizens of
Meade County. Meetings of the
Board of County Commissioners
are held on the first consecutive
Tuesday and Wednesday of each
month.
Individuals who want to be
considered for this appointment
Oil and Gas Legislation Public Meeting
Tuesday November 27 – 6:30 PM in Reva
Resident of Commissioner District 1 requested to
serve on the Meade County Commission
Governor: Make safety a priority
this holiday travel season
the South Dakota Department of
Transportation will be at the
meeting to discuss road condi-
tions and problems caused by in-
creased traffic going up to the
North Dakota oil fields. As the
legislature’s summer study did
not take up this issue, it will be
up to the Department to ensure
appropriate funds are committed
to the Perkins/Harding area.
Please join Western Plains Ac-
tion Group to discuss these im-
portant issues. There will be
refreshments and ample time for
questions.  For more information,
contact Karen Englehart at 605-
244-5402 or Sabrina King at 605-
716-2200, or email
sabrina@dakotarural.org. 
Hopefully the only thing cuffed
and  stuffed during your Thanks-
giving Holiday was the turkey on
the table…not YOU! 
The Thanksgiving Holiday is
the unofficial start of a month-
long holiday season.  Law enforce-
ment and prevention providers
want this wonderful time of year
to be filled with celebrations and
time with loved ones and good
cheer…not tragedy! The South
Dakota Prevention Network,
along with the South Dakota Of-
fice of Highway Safety and law
enforcement, remind you the
drinking alcohol and driving do
not mix. Buzzed Driving is
DRUNK driving. 
Drinking and driving is never
a good combination and it’s not
worth the risk! Driving while in-
toxicated jeopardizes your safety
and the safety of others on our
roads. The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration re-
Cuffed and Stuffed? Submitted by Three Rivers Counseling Center
are asked to complete a Citizen
Interest
Application / Resume and sub-
mit same to the Meade County
Board of Commissioners, 1300
Sherman Street, STE 212, Stur-
gis, SD 57785. Citizen Interest
Application available at:
www.meadecounty.org via
Human Resources Office.
All applications must be re-
ceived by 5:00 p.m., Friday, De-
cember 14, 2012.
ported that over 30 percent of fa-
talities during the holiday season
involve alcohol-impaired drivers.
This tragic and unnecessary
loss of life can be reduced if we get
impaired drives OFF our road-
ways. Tune in during the weeks
ahead to learn what YOU can do
to keep our roadways safe this
holiday season!
For more information, contact:
Three Rivers Counseling Center
Lemmon, SD 
Happy
Thanksgiving
from The Faith Independent
Diane & Loretta
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Obituaries
Bob Fowler, 85 , died on Thurs-
day, November 15, 2012, at his
home.
He was born on June 18, 1927,
in Sioux City, Iowa, to Everett
and Hermagene Fowler. When
Bob was a teenager he moved to
Faith to live with his Aunt and
Uncle Harold and Marion Palmer
(deceased) who were instrumen-
tal in teaching Bob unconditional
love. Bob joined the Navy at 17,
stationed primarily in Biloxi, Mis-
sissippi. When honorably dis-
charged from being in the
Atlantic Fleet on a tug-boat, Bob
returned to Faith. He worked on
his Uncle Harold's ranch working
with cattle and sheep, moving
into construction as a heavy-
equipment operator. He worked
hard and played hard. At the
early age of 27 (1954), Bob joined
ALANO Society and never looked
back. He fell in love with
Wynonna Marsh, and they were
married in Faith on June 8,
1955.  They shared 57 years to-
gether. Wynonna and Bob had 5
children together and enjoyed
moving around the mid-west,
eventually settling in Rapid City.
Bob found his niche as a long-
haul truck driver, and loved every
mile he drove on the road for 50
years. He enjoyed a very long ca-
reer retiring not until he was 81
years young.
His giggle and laughter was an
integral quality and a natural at-
tribute, making laughter his life-
long signature-piece. He laughed
often and we all laughed with him
at his views of that very funny
moment. With unquestioned in-
tegrity, Bob was a loyal husband,
father and friend who had our
back and you could trust that he
would always be there for you.  It
takes a complicated man to live
such a simple life.
Survivors include his wife,
Wynonna Fowler, Rapid City;
children, Rhonda (Milt) Wright,
Garold (Pam) Fowler, Sharon
Fowler, Sandra (Paul) Slifker,
and he helped raise Shar LaRee
Fowler, his granddaughter, and
foster-daughter, Cher DeMar-
rais.  He is also survived by his
sisters, Pat White (Iowa), Ann
Taylor (Nebraska); sisters-in-law,
Naomi DeBerry (Texas) and
Saundra Post (Idaho). Bob and
Wynonna have 12 grandchildren,
Robert C. Fowler
and 5 great-grandchildren to-
gether.
Preceding him in death are his
parents, good friends and in-laws
Gabe and Maxine Marsh, and his
son Bobby.
Christian Wake Services, with
Rosary, were held Monday, Nov.
19, at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic
Church in Rapid City.
Mass of Christian Burial was
offered at 1:30 PM Tuesday, Nov.
20, at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic
Church.
Inurnment was held at 10:00
AM on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the
Black Hills National Cemetery
with military honors.
Memorials may be made to
Alano Society, or Daisy House, in
Rapid City.
Services are under the direction
of the Osheim & Schmidt Funeral
Home in Rapid City.
Friends may sign the online
guest register at www.osheim-
schmidt.com. 
Harold Orlando Kilness, 82,
Howes, SD, died Friday, Novem-
ber 9, 2012, at the David M.
Dorsett Healthcare Center in
Spearfish.
A prayer service was held at
9:00 a.m. Saturday, November 17,
2012, at Bethel Lutheran Church
in Faith. Funeral services fol-
lowed at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel
Lutheran Church in Faith with
Pastor Wayne Olson officiating.
Burial followed at the Faith City
Cemetery.
Harold was born June 5, 1930,
at Sturgis, SD, to Philip and
Josephine (Hegge) Kilness. He at-
tended Barada Grade School and
graduated from Sturgis High
School in 1948. In the fall of 1948,
he enrolled at Augustana College.
On June 2, 1952, he received a
Bachelors Degree in mathematics
and a minor in physics and edu-
cation. He returned to the family
ranch which had been home-
steaded in 1909 by his father.
Harold would reside on the ranch
until his death.
Harold enjoyed saying, "I re-
ceived my bachelors degree one
day and lost it on the next day!"
On Sunday, June 3, 1952, Harold
married Gwendolyn Wilkins, an
Augustana College nursing stu-
dent, from Clark, SD. They re-
turned to the Marcus Ranch to
live and retire. Harold's son,
Robin, and daughter, DeeAnne,
will continue to ranch there.
As a youth, Harold had daily
chores: keeping firewood handy,
feeding the pigs and sheep, tor-
menting his neighboring friends
and big sister! Riding his horse
and using him as a diving board
into the dam on hot summer days.
It was rumored that Harold put a
mouse in the teacher's desk
drawer! Maybe that is why he sat
very close to the teacher the rest
of the year.
Baseball was a great summer
pastime for Harold. He was a
pitcher for the Marcus baseball
team. Winning was their goal! In
1957, Harold received the Out-
standing Young Farmer's Award.
He was president of the Meade
County Farm Bureau and a mem-
ber of the Bethel Lutheran
Church at Faith, SD. He also
served as a deacon, secretary,
treasurer, and Sunday School
teacher.
Harold enjoyed singing or yo-
delling if requested! He played
the saxaphone, piano, accordian,
and mouth harp. Homemade ice
cream was the best! He enjoyed
playing games with his five
grandchildren. Harold and grand-
daughter, Robin Linn, shared the
same birthday on June 5th.
Survivors include his wife,
Gwendolyn Kilness, Howes; son,
Robin (Linda) Kilness and daugh-
ter, DeeAnne Kilness, all of
Howes; grandchildren, Philip,
Diane, Jene, Robin Linn, and Bil-
lie Jo; sister, Helen Kilness and
long time family friend, Jene
Crenshaw, of Big Bear Lake, CA.
He was preceded in death by
his parents; brother, Milton; in-
fant sister, Katherine; brothers,
Kenneth and Justin; and sisters,
Phyllis Waterland and Bethyl
Maddox.
A memorial has been estab-
lished to the Bethel Lutheran
Church.
Condolences may be sent to the
family at
www.kinkadefunerals.com.
Harold Orlando Kilness
Your Questions, Social Security’s
Answers
Question: What are some of
the documents Social Security
will accept as proof of identity for
a child?
Answer: While you can use a
birth certificate to prove age or
citizenship, you cannot use it as
proof of identity. For identity, we
prefer to see the child’s U.S. pass-
port. If you don’t have a passport,
we may accept the child’s:
Adoption decree;
Doctor, clinic, or hospital
record;
Religious record (e.g., bap-
tismal record);
Daycare center or school
record; or
School identification card.
We generally can accept a non-
photo identity document if it has
enough information to identify
the child (such as the child’s
name and age, date of birth and
parents’ names). All documents
must be either originals or copies
certified by the issuing agency.
We cannot accept photocopies or
notarized copies of documents. To
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November 21, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 3
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Sena-
tor John Thune (R-S.D.) was re-
elected Chairman of the Senate
Republican Conference last week
by his fellow Republican Sena-
tors. Thune was originally elected
to the post in December of 2011,
but officially assumed the posi-
tion of Senate Republican Confer-
ence Chairman in January of
2012 when Senator Lamar
Alexander (R-Tenn.) stepped
down from the position. The
Chairman of the Senate Republi-
can Conference is the number
three leadership position for Sen-
ate Republicans and is tasked
with spearheading messaging ef-
forts for the conference.
“I thank my Republican Senate
colleagues for again electing me
to serve as Chairman of the Sen-
ate Republican Conference,” said
Thune. “Our country is at a criti-
cal point and the stakes have
never been higher. As our confer-
ence works to address the major
challenges facing our nation, in-
cluding the fiscal cliff, rampant
unemployment, and the crippling
debt, we also stand ready and
willing to work across the aisle in
order to meet these challenges. I
will continue to work hard to en-
sure that issues important to our
nation and to South Dakota, like
agriculture, transportation, and
defense are brought to the fore-
front of policy discussions, and
that Republicans help shape the
national conversation to make the
case for these and other South
Dakota priorities.”
Prior to being elected Chair-
man of the Senate Republican
Conference, Thune previously
served as Chairman of the Senate
Republican Policy Committee and
as Vice Chairman of the Senate
Republican Conference. The Sen-
ate Republican Conference helps
senators communicate their pri-
orities to the American people
through a wide variety of commu-
nications resources, including tel-
evision, radio, and web
technology, among other serv-
ices. 
On Thursday, families across
the country will gather around
the table to celebrate Thanksgiv-
ing. I have much to be thankful
for this year, including a loving
wife, children and grandchildren.
I am also continually thankful to
be able to serve South Dakotans
in the U.S. Senate. Like every
year, though, I am also incredibly
thankful for South Dakota farm-
ers and ranchers.
Folks across the country might
not thank them on Thursday, but
those of us who live in South
Dakota know that without our ag
producers, wonderful Thanksgiv-
ing feasts would not be possible.
Even during terrible droughts
like this past year, South Dakota
farmers and ranchers worked
hard to make sure we have an ad-
equate food supply. We owe it to
our producers to provide them
support.
Unfortunately, the House has
failed to pass a farm bill and
there are serious consequences.
Producers lack certainty and we
are close to reverting back to the
agriculture policies of the 1940s.
This is bad for everyone in our
country, but especially our farm-
ers and ranchers. A number of
important programs have already
expired, and the House has only a
few short weeks left to act before
more programs expire.
Back in June, Republican and
Democratic Senators worked to-
gether to pass a farm bill that
cuts the deficit, supports millions
of jobs, and makes important re-
forms to our farm programs.
After considering over 70 amend-
ments, we passed a bill that in-
cludes livestock disaster assist-
ance that would apply to losses
experienced during this year’s
drought. Our bill will also better
enable USDA to help food banks
feed the hungry through some im-
portant changes to our feeding
programs.  The House, on the
other hand, has not produced
anything.
No doubt politics have been in-
volved with the farm bill. There
are many in Congress who do not
believe we should provide our
food producers with a safety net.
The House leadership chose not
to consider a farm bill before the
elections. These political games
hurt our producers. The elections
are over. It is time for the House
of Representatives to do what is
right and pass a farm bill.  
Thankful for farmers and ranchers on Thanksgiving
House needs to pass farm bill during lame-duck session
By U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD)
Thune re-elected Senate
Republican Conference Chairman
As I traveled South Dakota
last month, I heard repeatedly
from ag producers who were dis-
appointed that the House left
them behind. Our producers also
reiterated the importance of pass-
ing a long-term farm bill that
maintains a strong crop insur-
ance program and offers disaster
assistance to livestock producers.
This year’s drought has placed
considerable strain on folks
throughout the state, particularly
on our ranchers, who have no per-
manent safety net. That’s why we
included several disaster assis-
tance programs in our bill to help
them get through difficult years
like this one. Unfortunately,
House inaction has left our ranch-
ers in a tough spot.
It is my hope that this Thanks-
giving folks across the country,
including lawmakers, think about
how their food got to the table.
The food got there because of the
hard work of our farmers and
ranchers. It is time for the House
of Representatives to stand with
our producers so they can con-
tinue to feed our nation. It is time
for the House of Representatives
to get serious and pass a farm
bill. 
All meals served with milk and
bread. Menu subject to change
without notice.
Wed., Nov. 21: Roast Beef,
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Har-
vest Beets, Peach Crisp
Thur., Nov. 22 & Fri., 23: No
Meals/Happy Thanksgiving!
Mon. Nov. 26: Swiss Steak
w/Tomato & Onion, Baked Po-
tato, Green Beans, Seasonal Fruit
Tue., Nov 27: Ham, Sweet Po-
tatoes, Corn O’Brian, Apricots,
Sherbet
Wed., Nov. 28: Chicken &
Dressing, Mashed Potatoes &
Gravy, Carrots, Fruity Slaw, Sea-
sonal Fruit
Thur., Nov. 29: Spaghetti w/
Meat Sauce, Tossed Salad &
Dressing, Mandarin Oranges,
Vanilla Pudding
Fri., Nov. 30: Roast Beef,
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Lima
Beans, Orange
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Faith News By Loretta Passolt Opal Area
News
By Kay Ingalls
Black Hills Heal th & Wellness Center
Hands on Healing for all ages.
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or 605-430-6605
Last week we received word
from Idaho that our Aunt Nona
(Cheney) Bowlby Vig had passed
away.  She was Margie's younger
sister, age 97, and was married to
Harvey Vig, who was a first
cousin to Cecil and Wayne Vig. Of
the large Bowlby family Margie,
Mary Arneson and Carl Bowlby
are still living. Nona was a swell
lady and will be missed by her
family.
Our condolences go to the fam-
ily of Harold Kilness, who passed
away recently as well.  Harold's
family lived "just over the big hill"
to the north of where our folks
lived. Harold was the same age as
one of my brothers, went to the
same grade  school and high
school, and  boarded with my
grandmother during high school,
so seemed to be one of our family,
as well. I have many good memo-
ries of the Kilness family.  Mrs.
Kilness, as we always called her,
just as we called  all the older
ladies in the community like Mrs.
Ellefson, Mrs. Carpenter, Mrs.
Hellekson, etc., was a great lefse
maker which was a special treat
to me. We were not Norwegians
so it was nothing we got to have
at home. I would take a few pota-
toes in a sack and ride my bike
over the hill and she would help
me make some to take home.
What an imposition that was,
probably, but she never said a
word about it. She was a very lit-
tle woman, living in a very little
house. I remember PG Kilness as
well, but never saw him much.
Back to the Mrs. part of the con-
versation. I got to thinking of old
neighbors like those ladies and
wondered why Mallie Howie was
Mallie and not Mrs. and Rose
Howie was Rose not Mrs. Howie.
Must have been because they
both had the same last name, you
suppose? And then there was
Mrs. Burditt to others but was al-
ways Aunt Neva for us. Memories
are a good thing, aren't they? We
must remember to share them
with the younger generations
while we can. Oh, another thing
was when Harold brought this
beautiful young woman, Gwen, to
our community.  She was so beau-
tiful and sweet. I'm sure I
pestered her, as well.
The Lemmel family had
hunters from Rapid City Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at
their ranch.  Friends Bob, Joan
and Aaron Hanberg were also vis-
itors overnight during the week-
end.  Lexy Lemmel was out to
spend time with her dad, Rick,
and did her deer hunting, also.
Dan, Glenn and Margaret Fo-
gelman went to Rapid City on
Wednesday for a follow-up ap-
pointment for Margaret. Dan
went back to Rapid City on Fri-
day with a load of scrap iron.
John Heidler made a trip into
the Hills with his mom on Mon-
day to keep an appointment.
That was also John and Carmen's
anniversary.  Happy Anniversary
to a great couple.
Wednesday, Carmen Heidler
went into Faith to spend the day
watching the little granddaugh-
ters.  Carmen said it was a beau-
tiful fall day to watch the girls
enjoy swinging.
Nephews Cody and Justin
Lesmeister both stopped by the
Heidler ranch to visit this week.
Cody will be spending more time
in the community as he is now
employed by Hugh Ingalls.
Marlin and Ethel Ingalls went
to Rapid City on Friday and came
back by way of Union Center to
watch great grandson Buddy
Howie play in his last basketball
game of the season.
Zona and Hope Vig were in
Sturgis on Thursday and visited
with Karen Delbridge and Bob
Antrim in the hospital and also
visited Ernest Delbridge who is
residing in an assistant living
home in Rapid City. Zona kept an
appointment, then joined Hope at
the home of Chandelle Brink and
family for a visit.
Walter and Diane Fees worked
cattle on Tuesday with help from
Jesse and David Fees.  Thursday
forenoon, Jesse also helped them
with their preg testing.
Carmen Heidler was in Faith
on Saturday to pick up her boun-
tiful basket and ran a few other
errands, stopped by at Dorothy's
for a short time and at Kelsey and
JT Vig's on her way by.
Saturday, Zona Vig met
friends in Belle Fourche from
White, SD for a visit and then at-
tended the "Retired Crown Cere-
mony" at the Tri State Museum
in Belle Fourche. Cheyenne Win-
kler and daughters Cherokee and
Cody Rose also
attended. Cheyenne was the last
Miss Rodeo South Dakota to wear
the crown that had originally
been retired to the Spearfish Mu-
seum. Zona was the Junior Miss
Rodeo SD coordinator in 2000
when that crown was made and it
was retired this year to the Belle
Fourche Museum also.  Several
rodeo queens and former rodeo
queens and Monty Witcher of Sce-
nic who had designed the Jr.
crown were there.
Howard and I took off early
Saturday for Rapid City to do
some shopping before attending
the wedding of grandson John
Bestgen and Maria Sobotka.  Rod,
Tracy, Nathan, Jason and Justin
did the same thing as Rod needed
to get new glasses frames and
do other shopping. Shelby Cam-
mack met them in Rapid City and
they all also attended the wed-
ding followed by a supper recep-
tion and dance at the Sturgis
auditorium that evening.
Sunday forenoon, Rod and
Justin Ingalls and Scott and Levi
Walters loaded and hauled bred
heifers to Philip for this week’s
livestock auction.
Reminder that the next sewing
day at the Opal Church basement
will be on December 6th.  The
group will be having a little gift
exchange, kind of a white ele-
phant affair. Anyone interested or
have questions you may contact
Emily Cowles at 748-2289.
We had beautiful fall weather
last week with temperatures in
the 40s and even low 50s. The
snow we received over the past
weekend had pretty well disap-
peared by mid-week. It sounds
like it will last through the
Thanksgiving weekend. We had a
little shower Monday morning
complete with a beautiful rain-
bow!
Our condolences to the family
of Harold Kilness. Harold passed
away last week and his service
was held Saturday. He was a
long-time area rancher.
We received word Monday
morning that Roger Westerberg
had passed away. At that time
services were still pending...???
Roger taught in the Faith School
for many years, then worked at
the newspaper office several
years before retiring and taking
life easy. Roger had a sense of
humor and could tell a good joke
with the best of them.
Eldora Fischbach went to
Rapid City last Tuesday for a few
days. She kept a couple appoint-
ments, and taught a quilt class
one day. She returned home Fri-
day. Son Nathan and a friend ar-
rived Thursday to do some deer
hunting. They got their fill, did
some visiting and headed back to
Watertown Saturday morning.
Sandy and JR Rasmussen wel-
comes anyone to join them for
dinner at the Sr. Citizen Center
this Thanksgiving Day. This is
the 6th year they have done this.
You may bring a dish to share if
you wish, if not just bring your-
self. It’s a time for good food, vis-
iting and giving thanks. They also
do this each year for Christmas.
School dismisses at 1:00 today,
Wednesday, for the Thanksgiving
break. The library will also be
closed for the holiday.
The Ladies Medical Organiza-
stion is working on the 2013 cal-
endar. You may contact Michele
Hulm with any birthday or an-
niversary dates you want on and
to place an order for your calen-
dar.
Congratulations to David Ruth
and Drew Vance for qualifying for
the State Oral Interp Contest in
Yankton on November 30th.
The girls started basketball
practice this Monday and the
boys will start next Monday. The
season opener for the girls will be
December 6th at Tiospaye Topa,
and the boys opener will be De-
cember 7th at Takini. We wish
them good luck this season.
The 6th-8th grade basketball
girls will host Newell next Tues-
day, 27th, at 4:30. They had a
long day of basketball here on
Saturday with a tournament.
I hope you will share your
Thanksgiving news with our
readers next week. You may call
me, email or drop it off at the of-
fice.
Did you know President Abra-
ham Lincoln was the one who set
aside the fourth Thursday in No-
vember as Thanksgiving Day? I
thought that was kind of an inter-
esting fact.
Everyone have a safe and en-
joyable Thanksgiving weekend.
And don’t get too carried away
with your Black Friday shopping!
Remember your smalltown busi-
nesses, too. They’re there for you
all year round.
email us at faithind@faithsd.com
Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
November 21, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 5
Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden
Another dry week with sun-
shine that has melted the wel-
come snow we had. At this time of
year we almost dread rain for fear
of it freezing on the lines and
causing power outages. I think we
deal with all the resulting may-
hem much better than people in
large cities and heavily populated
areas. We are used to that and
are prepared most of the time.
Saturday morning many area
folks and former area folks at-
tended the funeral for Harold Kil-
ness held in Faith. Attending
were many former Marcus com-
munity members such as Addie
Boyd, Harley, and Connie Weyer,
Walter, Vern, and Rosalie Si-
mons, Clara Beth Peterson, Freda
Wilson, and Gladys Edwards.
Marv and Norma (Waterland)
Williams and George and Kim
(Waterland) Langendorfer came
from Owanka and New Under-
wood. Jill (Waterland) Schilling
and kids were here from
Spearfish. Harold’s sister, Helen
Kilness and friend Jene Cren-
shaw flew in from Big Bear, Cali-
fornia. Helen and Jene will be
visiting until after Thanksgiving.
It was beautiful weather which
helps lighten a sad day just a lit-
tle. As we were attending the bur-
ial at the Faith Cemetery I
wondered how many times I have
been there over the years. I also
thought how wonderful our com-
munities are to support the fam-
ily in their time of loss. I looked at
the heads bowed in prayer with
the hats and caps removed and
felt very proud that I live here.
Nothing was said, the guys just
knew it was time to remove their
headgear and they did. When the
service finished people visited a
bit and then drifted to their out-
fits and drove back to the church
or went on home. The ladies of
Bethel Lutheran served a won-
derful noon meal. There was a lot
of visiting and reminiscing about
by gone days. Joy, laughter and
tears all combine to bring closure.
The continuity of our lives and
our customs are such a comfort.
Aren’t we lucky we have the sup-
port system we have in our com-
munity and state? Thank you to
all who helped.
Last week my news was cut
short as I had a quick doctor visit
to get an EKG which turned out
O.K. I will be going to the heart
doctors in Rapid City Tuesday for
another stress test. Another of
our blessings is the Faith Clinic
and the gals who work there. I
looked around when I was in
there and thought maybe we need
to be finding funding for the
clinic. It has been there a long
time and I bet they could use
some new equipment and more
room. Any rich former Faith resi-
dents want to help it out?
Dennis Ellefson came home
Saturday from the Rapid City
hospital. Get well Dennis.
Lacey, Robert and Quirt Won-
dercheck attended the Redland
Angus sale in Buffalo, Wyoming
Saturday. Robert and Nick
Caspers groom their bulls before
the sale day.
Sunday, Bub Thompson had
his cows preg tested. Robert Won-
dercheck, Harold and Allen Wa-
terland, Vince Duck, Chad King,
Dan Jordan, Michelle and Rusty
Kilby and T. J. Gabriel were all
there.
Ernest Delbridge moved to
Rapid City last week where he
will be in assisted living at Morn-
ing Star. The address is 4120
Winfield Street, Rapid City, SD
57701. Ernest is in room 13 and
his phone number is 716-2323. He
would love visitors.Susan also
told me that his birthday is De-
cember 29 and he will be 98 years
young. Ernest and Viola's daugh-
ter Sandra came out to help
Susan and Norman move Ernest
to his new home.   
The weekend before Thanks-
giving was a very mild and dry
one. Despite needing moisture,
travel and outdoor activities were
done easily. However, Influenza B
and other illnesses continue to
plague both children and adults
this week.
Students and teachers will
enjoy a short week with the
Thanksgiving holiday already
upon us. Some landowners in the
area are limiting the number of
hunters because of the disease
among deer this year. I have no
recollection of this in the many
years I have lived in Meade
County. Stagnant waters may
also contribute to unhealthy
wildlife.
The newly elected Senate and
House members held leadership
elections within their causus this
week. In the Senate, Larry Rho-
den was elected to a position as
Majority Whip. Representative
Dean Wink was elected as
Speaker Pro Tempor in the
House. Each of our legislators will
find out their committee assign-
ments around the time of the
Governor's budget address in De-
cember.
Friday night was the last night
for the young basketball players
in rural Meade County. The
music teacher had some of the
students sing the National An-
them to begin the evening. The
girls traveling team will play a
few more games and the boys will
begin their season in December.
Larry and I attended the Fes-
tival of Trees in Sturgis on Friday
evening, held at First Interstate
Bank. The bank was packed with
beautiful trees and wreaths, good
food, and people. The items were
auctioned off to help fund the
Sturgis Great Area Foundation.
Ann Shaw sponsored a tree that
had a global theme and was very
beautifully decorated. Paul and
Karen Speed were also in atten-
dance as well as many familiar
faces from the Sturgis area.
The Circuit Riders Quartet
provided a musical program for
an evening of Thanksgiving at
Newell on Sunday night. Ham,
turkey, and all the homemade fix-
ings were served to those in at-
tendance. It is an annual event
that is put on by the churches in
the Newell community. Lorie and
Gary Hausmann attended as
well. Larry and John Rhoden,
Dennis Hall, and Wes Labrier
make up the quartet with Sylvia
Rhoden accompanying them.
A night of praise took place in
Union Center on Friday night
with the praise group, Menagerie.
It was a night of great encourage-
ment and music.
Archery league, held at the
Minuteman Archery Club near
Stoneville, began on Sunday
evening.
Ronnie Opstedahl is recovering
from a stroke and is reported to
be walking with a cane. He will be
coming home in a few days. He
was able to attend his mother's
funeral service last week.
This week, Americans across
our nation will gather around
Thanksgiving tables with family
and friends.   Every year at this
time, I am reminded how blessed
we are to have a strong, vibrant
rural America which provides so
much for each of us, every day.
Rural America provides our
families with a safe, secure, af-
fordable food supply, unrivaled
outdoor recreational opportuni-
ties, healthy soil and clean water.
Our nation’s leading efforts in re-
newable fuel and energy are
based in rural America, as are
millions of American jobs.
Our farmers, ranchers and
growers are the most productive
on earth.  Their work allows us to
feed people at home and around
the world. It means that Ameri-
can families pay less for their food
than the people of any other de-
veloped nation. It strengthens our
economy, with agriculture sup-
porting one in 12 U.S. jobs.
Their farm fields hold the
promise of new technology – from
incredible new green building ma-
terials, to advanced biobased
products.  Their homegrown en-
ergy is bringing down the price of
gas today, and setting the stage
for the next generation of ad-
vanced biofuels.
These accomplishments are
the result of hard work by mil-
lions of Americans, and it isn’t al-
ways easy. This year has been
marked by a number of disasters
stretching from our smallest
towns to our biggest cities. Amer-
ica still faces an historic drought,
and the recovery continues from
Hurricane Sandy. At USDA, we
are committed to doing all we can
in support of those who have been
affected by disaster.
Throughout the holiday sea-
son, my family and I will also re-
member those who struggle to put
food on their plate. We’ll give
thanks that so many ordinary
Americans stand up to fight
hunger in their own communities.
As always, we will honor those
who serve in our nation’s armed
forces and we will remember that
a high proportion of these brave
men and women come from rural
America. Many are overseas
today, away from their own fami-
lies, so that all of us can remain
safe and free.
We truly do have much to be
thankful for, and I am particu-
larly grateful for those who live,
work and raise their families in
rural America. I am glad that
USDA can support their efforts.
This week, I wish you and your
loved ones a safe, happy Thanks-
giving. I invite you to join me in
giving thanks for the great nation
we call home.
Why I’m Thankful for
Rural America
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Cut your own fresh Christmas
tree this year from the Black Hills
National Forest.
Christmas tree permits will be
available at most Black Hills Na-
tional Forest Service offices in
western South Dakota and north-
east Wyoming. White spruce,
ponderosa pine and western ju-
niper are available.
Each permit is accompanied by
a handout with guidance about
appropriate tree removal. Trees
may not be cut in developed recre-
ation sites, Forest Service admin-
istrative sites, active timber
sales, the Black Hills Experimen-
tal Forest near Rochford, the
Black Elk Wilderness, the Beaver
Park area near Sturgis, or within
Spearfish Canyon.
Individual permits cost $10, up
to a maximum of five permits per
individual, and the maximum al-
lowable height of cut trees is 20
feet. Permits require that you cut
the entire tree, leaving no more
than six inches of stump, and that
you cut unused branches so they
lay flat on the ground. The adhe-
sive permit tag must be attached
before a tree is removed from the
woods; a citation can be issued for
possession of a cut-but-untagged
tree, even if a tag is available in
person or in your vehicle.
Trees should be placed in
water as soon as possible to help
keep needles fresh. Once indoors,
trees should be placed away from
stoves, heaters, or heating ducts.
After Christmas, used trees
should be disposed of properly as
yard waste. Do not dump used
trees on national forest land.
There are no refunds for uncut
trees or unused permits, and all
permits expire December 31st.
Please note that Forest Service
offices do not accept credit cards,
and that all Forest Service offices
will be closed on Thanksgiving
Day. Friday, December 21st is the
last day permits will be sold at
Forest Service offices.
Permits are available at the
following locations:
Black Hills National Forest
Forest Supervisor’s Office:
1019 North 5th Street, Custer,
Ph: 605-673-9200. Permits Avail-
able 11/16 thru 12/21. Office
Hours: M – F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hell Canyon District: 1225
Washington Boulevard, Newcas-
tle, WY Ph 307-746-2782. Permits
Available 11/16 thru 12/21. Office
Hours: M – F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mystic Ranger District:
8221 South Highway 16, Rapid
City, Ph: 605-343-1567 Permits
Available 11/16 thru 12/21. Office
Hours: M – F, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30
p.m., Open the following Satur-
days: 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, and 12/15,
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Northern Hills Ranger Dis-
trict: 2014 North Main Street,
Spearfish, Ph: 605-642-4622. Per-
mits Available 11/16 thru 12/21.
Office Hours: M – F 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.
Bearlodge Ranger District:
Highway 14 East, Sundance, WY
Ph: 307-283-1361. Permits Avail-
able 11/16 thru 12/21. Office
Hours: M – F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Christmas tree permits will
also be available from the follow-
ing private vendors:
Minitman Too (formerly
Buckstop): 611 East Jackson
Boulevard Spearfish, Ph: 605-
642-4945 Hours: Monday – Sun-
day, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Accepts
check or cash only. Permits Avail-
able 11/16 thru 12/21
Cenex Convenience Store:
2030 Lazelle Street, Sturgis, Ph:
605-347-3305. Hours: M – Sat., 6
a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m. to
8 p.m. Permits Available 11/16
thru 12/21
Deadwood History & Infor-
mation Center: 3 Siever Street,
Deadwood, Ph: 605-578-2507.
Hours: Mon. – Sun., 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Permits Available 11/16 thru
12/21
Hill City Chamber of Com-
merce: 23935 Hwy. 16/385, Hill
City Ph: 800-888-1798 or 605-
574-2368.  Hours:  M – F, 9:00
a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sat. 9:00 a.m. –
4:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays. 
Rapid Stop Conoco: 20059
West Highway 14, exit 185, Junc-
tion of Highway 14 and I-90, Sun-
dance, WY Ph: 307-283-2240
Hours: M – F, 5:15 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat. and Sun., 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Permits Available 11/16 thru
12/24
Hardware Hank: 770 Mtn.
View Road, Rapid City, Ph: 605-
343-5150. Hours: M – F, 8:00 a.m.
– 9:00 p.m. Sat., 8:00 a.m. – 6:00
p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Permits Available 11/16 thru
12/24
Prairie Berry Winery: 23837
Highway 385, Hill City, Ph: 605-
574-3898, Hours: M – S, 10:00
a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sunday, 11:00
a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Permits Avail-
able 11/16 thru 12/24
Johnson Siding General
Store: 12300 West Highway 44,
Rapid City, Ph: 605-348-2280
Hours: Sun. – Thur., 7:00 a.m. –
8:00 p.m. Fri. and Sat.: 7:00 a.m.
– 9:00 p.m. Permits Available
11/16 thru 12/24
National Forest Christmas tree
permits available November 16
Shhh…It’s a secret
Surprise 50th Birthday for
Robert Ulrich
Saturday, Nov. 24
Supper at 6 PM Dance at 8 PM, Faith VFW, Faith, SD
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The “doing it daily” challenge
Something changed in my life
two months ago.
A nurse at our hospital asked
if I would like to join her “Doing
It Daily” challenge for $20. She
said I should turn my three days
a week exercise program into a
daily habit. All I’d have to do is
walk, run, or bike one mile on the
days I’m not usually working out.
I thought about the four days a
week that I don’t exercise, how
busy I am, and wondered how
would I find the time to do it.
“One mile is only 12 blocks,”
she said, glaring at me with the
dare. “$20 to take the challenge,
and those still keeping the prom-
ise of doing at least a mile six
days out of the week after a year
will split the pot.”
So my wife and I both threw 20
bucks into the kitty with 35 oth-
ers and promised to try to get that
mile in every day. At first I
thought of it as a nice donation to
help encourage other exercisers,
but I have been doing it six days
out of seven for two months now.
On the four days a week I used to
take off, I now walk the six blocks
to my study spot, a local cafe in
the early morning, and then home
again before work.
Something this good is worth
sharing, so I offer the same chal-
lenge to you. Start your own
group with a $20 pot, a charity
gift plan, or just do it for fun. Sim-
ply walk, run, or bike at least one
mile a day, six out of seven days.
If your physical condition
presently cannot handle a mile,
then make it something shorter.
One friend suggested walking the
dog six blocks twice a day. That
would work. But do it daily.
I could mention here all the
great things walking can do for
you to include better bone
strength, energy, memory, and
aging with grace, but that’s not
the main reason to do it.
My morning one-mile walk has
become a pleasurable time to ob-
serve the beginning of the day, it
is easy, makes me feel remark-
ably good, and what’s more, I just
might win some money. I dare
you to do it too.
Dr. Rick Holm wrote this
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Call®,” a weekly program where
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nround Ocf. 20 nnd 2l fhnf
broughf ovor 3 Inchos of rnIn fo
fho Wobsfor nnd Wnubny nron,"
snId Idwnrds. "Thnf Is fho socond
fImo fhIs yonr whoro Ðny Counfy
rocoIvod much moro rnInfnII fhnn
fho surroundIng nron. Tho ofhor
occurronco wns In JuIy, durIng
fho µonk of fho summor droughf."
Ono µosIfIvo nofo goIng for-
wnrd Is fho uµdnfod cIImnfo ouf-
Iook for Þovombor. Tho Infosf
mnµ, roIonsod Þov. l, µufs norfh-
orn Soufh Ðnkofn In nn nron of
hIghor chnncos of woffor fhnn nv-
orngo condIfIons.
"Thoro hnvo boon n Iof of fIuc-
funfIons fhIs fnII In fho oufIook
mnµs, buf n woffor µnfforn mny
bo soffIIng In, nf Ionsf for fho noxf
couµIo of wooks," snId Idwnrds.
Tho romnInIng fwo-fhIrds of
fho sfnfo Is forocnsf fo hnvo oqunI
chnncos of boIow nvorngo, nbovo
nvorngo, nnd nonr nvorngo µrocIµ-
IfnfIon.
Tomµornfuro µrojocfIons for
fho noxf monfh nµµonr fo con-
fInuo fho wnrm frond fhnf wo
hnvo soon for mosf of fho yonr. AII
of fho sfnfo Is µrojocfod fo hnvo
hIghor chnncos of wnrmor fhnn
nvorngo fomµornfuros In Þovom-
bor.
Idwnrds snys fhoro mny bo
somo shorf-form roIIof of droughf
condIfIons fhIs monfh. Sho ndds
fhnf sho Is IookIng fownrds Þo-
vombor wIfh rosorvod oµfImIsm.
"I'm ovor fho oµfImIsf, buf onch
µnssIng dry monfh Is mnkIng If
moro dIffIcuIf fo kooµ fhnf oµfI-
mIsm," snId Idwnrds.
To Ionrn moro vIsIf ICrow.org.
SfnIrcnso nnd fho CnµIfoI
grounds.
Climate Update: October 2012 in review and look forward
President Obama wins
PresidentaI eIection
SD voters decide on Amendments
and Initiated Measures
Christmas trees soon to adorn Capitol hallways
Annual display is Wednesday, Nov. 21 through Wednesday, Dec. 26
Insfor !ogor Monson nnd fho
congrognfIon of IrnIrIo Homo
Church nonr MnurIno, SÐ InvIfos
you fo como nnd honr John Io-
forson from TIIdon, Þobrnskn
who wIII bo shnrIng fho good nows
of Josus fhrough n gosµoI concorf
on Sundny, Þovombor l8fh, nf
ll:00 n.m. nnd 2:00 µ.m. Thoro
wIII bo n foIIowshIµ dInnor nffor
fho mornIng sorvIco.
TrnvoIIng ns n CosµoI SIngor
nnd IvnngoIIsf hns fnkon John fo
42 sfnfos, JnmnIcn, nnd fho In-
hnmns ovor fho Insf 35
yonrs, whoro ho hns boon
usod of Cod fo fouch
IIvos, shnrIng In churchos
In concorfs nnd rovIvnI
moofIngs nnd mnny ofhor
µIncos nnd for mnny
fyµos of ovonfs.
Tho concorf wIII bo
mndo uµ of n wIdo vnrIofy
of fyµos of songs, hymns,
nnd sµIrIfunI songs, nnd
mnybo ovon jusf n fun
song or fwo. AII ngos wIII
fInd somofhIng fo romom-
bor from fhIs oxµorIonco.
A froo wIII offorIng wIII
bo rocoIvod.
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
BAPPY TBAHKS0¡V¡H0I
BAVE A 0000 B0L¡0AY AH0 0R¡VE SAFELY
If you own a business and have
employees, you know the law re-
quires you to file W-2 forms each
year for them.
Social Security’s free electronic
filing option is available for any
small business. It allows you to
prepare and submit up to 50 W-2s
(per report) over a secure Internet
service. When you register to file
electronically, here’s what you
get:
•Freedom from buying paper
forms;
•W-2s for your employees and
for your records;
•Electronic receipts you can
use as proof that you filed on
time; and
•Extension to March 31 to file.
You can register now to get
started on your 2012 W-2s. Just
take these seven simple steps:
Go to
www.socialsecurity.gov/employer;
Under "Business Services On-
line" (BSO); Select “Go to Regis-
ter,”
Again under “Business Serv-
ices Online;” Select “Register,”
Complete the registration
form,
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want to access in BSO.
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ployer/ssnv.htm" Social Security
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Businesses: Verify employee Social Security numbers and file your W2’s online
By Deb Imsland Hartford, Social Security Claims Representative
Washington, DC – U.S. Senator
Tim Johnson (D-SD) today ap-
plauded the Administration’s de-
cision to deny requests to waive
the Renewable Fuel Standard.
The U.S. Environmental Protec-
tion Agency did not find evidence
that the Renewable Fuel Stan-
dard, which Johnson helped write,
is causing economic harm, as pro-
ponents of the waiver have
claimed.
“Once again, the Renewable
Fuel Standard has been vali-
dated,” said Johnson. “The EPA,
along with USDA and the Depart-
ment of Energy, conducted a thor-
ough analysis and found that
waiving the RFS would have very
little impact, if any, in alleviating
the very real challenges of the
drought. I am pleased that the
facts won the day. Today’s news is
a big win for South Dakota’s re-
newable fuels industry, which is a
boon for our economy and plays a
major role in reducing our de-
pendence on foreign oil.”
As a member of the Senate En-
ergy committee Johnson has
played a key role in expanding the
production and use of biofuels.
Johnson helped craft the first na-
tionwide Renewable Fuel Stan-
dard (RFS) in the 2005 Energy
Bill and worked to significantly
expand RFS targets in the Energy
Security and Independence Act of
2007.  
Johnson: Big win
for renewable
fuels as
Administration
denies waiver
requests
Page 8• November 21, 2012 • The Faith Independent
Brookings, S.D. - Most beef
producers understand that when
the weather gets colder their cows
need more energy to maintain
their body condition. So, when do
cows start experiencing cold
stress and then how much more
energy do they need? SDSU Ex-
tension Cow/Calf Field Specialist,
Warren Rusche says there are a
few things to consider when it
comes to cold stress.
"We need to factor in both the
actual temperature and the wind
speed to determine the effective
temperature," Rusche said, refer-
encing Table 1. "You can see wind
speed can dramatically lower the
effective temperature the cattle
experience. Any kind of available
protection, whether natural or
man-made, can be very valuable
in reducing the amount of wind
chill."
Rusche says the second consider-
ation is just exactly when does a
cow begin to feel cold stress?
"The point of cold stress, or lower
critical temperature, depends in
large part on the amount of insu-
lation provided by the hair coat,"
he said, referencing Table 2. "In-
sulation value changes depending
on the thickness of the haircoat
and whether it is dry or wet."
As a general rule, Rusche says
that for every degree that the ef-
fective temperature is below the
lower critical temperature, the
cow's energy needs increase by 1
percent.
"For instance if the effective
temperature is 17 degrees , the
energy needs of a cow with a dry
winter coat are about 15 percent
higher than they would be under
more moderate conditions. That
energy requirement jumps up to
about 40 percent higher under
those conditions if the hair coat is
completely wet or matted down
with mud," he said.
One of the ways Rusche says
the cow responds to cold stress is
by increasing voluntary feed in-
take.
"The animal's entire metabo-
lism system increases in activity.
Also, the passage rate of
roughages through the rumen
and digestive tract increases.
These changes trigger an increase
in the cow's appetite and volun-
tary intake," he said.
Some observed changes in in-
take based on temperature are
shown in the Table 3.
Some management considera-
tions cattle producers need to
keep in mind regarding changes
in feed intake in response to cold
stress and the cow's need for more
energy include;
*Make sure that water is avail-
able. If water available is re-
stricted, feed intake will be
reduced.
*If the feed availability is lim-
ited either by snow cover or ac-
cess to hay feeders, the cattle may
not have the opportunity to eat as
much as their appetite would dic-
tate.
*Be careful providing larger
amounts of high concentrate
feeds. Rapid diet changes could
cause significant digestive upsets.
"It's important to remember that
cattle can adapt to short term
weather changes relatively well
without a significant impact on
performance. A cow can deal with
a few cold, miserable days with-
out suffering long-term effects,"
Rusche said. "However, ignoring
the energy costs of long-term cold
stress greatly increases the risk of
problems down the road during
calving and subsequent re-breed-
ing performance."
He adds that any steps that we
can take to lower the cold stress
the cows have to contend with,
such as providing wind and
weather protection, help reduce
her maintenance requirements.
To learn more about this and
other topics impacting livestock
this winter, visit iGrow.org.
Understanding the effects
of cold stress on beef cows
Table 2. Lower Critical Temperatures for Beef Cattle
Coat Condition Critical Temperature, Degrees F
Wet or Summer Coat 59
Dry, Fall Coat 45
Dry, Winter Coat 32
Dry, Heavy Winter Coat 18
Table 1. Wind Chill Temperature, Degrees F.
Wind Speed, Air Temperature, Degrees F.
0 mph -10 0 10 20 30
5 mph -16 -6 3 13 23
10 mph -21 -11 -1 8 18
20 mph -30 -20 -10 0 9
30 mph -46 -36 -27 -16 -6
Table 3. Daily Dry Matter Intake of Beef Cows Based on Tem-
peratures
Degrees F. <5 5-22 22-41 41-59 59-77 77-95 >95
Intake Ratio 116 107 105 103 102 90 65
SDCA Tradeshow provides opportunities to
learn about advancements in the cattle industry
With the extreme weather and
market volatility, today’s cattle-
men must stay up to date with
the latest advancements to maxi-
mize their bottom line. The South
Dakota Cattlemen’s Association
(SDCA) provides members with
the opportunity to network with
industry leaders at the 64th An-
nual Convention and Trade
Show, November 28-29, 2012 at
the Crossroads Hotel & Conven-
tion Center in Huron.
Featuring a diverse selection of
companies, products, and serv-
ices, SDCA’s tradeshow gives at-
tendees the opportunity to net-
work with key personnel from
businesses that serve cattlemen.
“The trade show is a great op-
portunity for beef producers to
network with industry experts
and learn about changes in the
technology cattlemen use to ad-
vance their product’s quality,”
said Jeff Smeenk, SDCA Presi-
dent.
SDCA’s President’s Auction
will also provide attendees the op-
portunity to bid on valuable
NEXT SALE: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH
REGULAR CATTLE & SHEEP SALE
Sale Time: 10 AM
Upcoming Sales:
Monday, December 3: Special bred cow and heifer sale
Monday, December 10: Special weaned calf and yearling sale
MONDAy, DECEMBER 17: LAST SALE OF 2012
MONDAy, DECEMBER 24 NO SALE (MERRy CHRISTMAS)
MONDAy, DECEMBER 31 NO SALE (HAPPy NEW yEAR)
Faith Livestock Commission Co.
(605) 967-2200
A nice run of cattle here for our sale on Monday, November
19, with a steady to higher market on feeder cattle with a big
run of cows selling steady. Bred cows continue to be under
a lot of pressure with the shortage of feed.
Thank you for your business.
REPRESENTATIVE SALES
Flying H Ranch
112......................blk & bldy steers 551 .............$166.25
98 ......................blk & bldy heifers 533 .............$143.75
Ben Wiechman
59 .......................blk & bldy steers 536 .............$157.00
37 .......................blk & bldy steers 417 .............$179.75
37 ......................blk & bldy heifers 457 .............$150.25
John Bartell
111 ..........................Angus heifers 472 .............$156.75
Miller Ranch
35 ....................blk & char x steers 532 .............$162.50
23 ....................blk & char x steers 425 .............$173.00
15............................Angus heifers 488 .............$154.00
Hall Ranch
26................Angus cows (broken) HD..............$950.00
Clark Verhulst
23 ...................Angus cows (7-8's) HD............$1050.00
Max Loughlin
17 ...................Angus cows (5-6's) HD............$1160.00
Leroy Goetz
91............................wf ewe lambs 98 ...............$100.50
117..................................wf lambs 107 ...............$87.00
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)
items, including a $5000 gift cer-
tificate towards Silencer equip-
ment from Dubas Cattle
Company. Proceeds of the Presi-
dent’s Auction help cover ex-
penses for SDCA’s volunteer
leaders when they travel on be-
half of the association.
For more information on the
convention or trade show, please
visit SDCA’s website at www.sd-
cattlemen.org or contact the
SDCA office at 605-945-2333.
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.
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Christmas Tree Planning,
Selection and Care
There are more than 21,000
Christmas tree growers in the
United States, with around a half
billion Christmas Trees. Christ-
mas trees have been sold com-
mercially in the US since the 19th
century. The majority of them are
grown in Oregon, North Carolina,
Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wiscon-
sin, Washington, New York, and
Virginia. However, some Christ-
mas trees are grown in all of the
other states.
Before buying a Christmas
tree you should decide exactly
where you will place the tree. Be
sure to choose a spot away from
heat sources, such as TVs, fire-
places, radiators, air ducts and
also make sure it is away from
doors. Measure the height and
width of the space you have avail-
able in the room where the tree
will be placed. Take a tape meas-
ure with you to measure your cho-
sen tree and bring a cord to tie
your tree to the car.
Remember to choose a tree
that is suitable for where it is to
be displayed. If the tree is to be
put in front of a large window,
then all four sides should look as
good. If the tree is put against a
wall, then a tree should have
three good sides. A tree with two
good sides can be put in a corner.
Christmas trees sold on retail lots
may have been cut weeks earlier
and from hundreds of miles away.
It is usually best to buy early be-
fore the best trees have been
taken. Choose a tree with a
healthy green appearance with
few browning needles. The nee-
dles should be flexible and not fall
off if you run a branch through
your hand. Lift the tree a few
inches off the ground and drop it
on the butt end. Very few green
needles should drop off the tree.
Make sure the handle or base of
the tree is straight and 6-8 inches
long so it will fit easily into the
stand.
There are numerous evergreen
species grown for Christmas
trees. Christmas tree species can
conveniently be divided into two
groups - pines, such as Scotch and
White Pine, and the single-needle
conifers such as spruces and firs.
Pines have their needles attached
to branches in groups of two or
more and single-needle conifers
have needles individually at-
tached to the branches. The most
popular species sold for Christ-
mas trees in South Dakota are
Scotch Pine, Colorado Blue
Spruce, Douglas Fir, Fraser Fir
and Black Hills Spruce.
If you choose to cut your own
Christmas tree you can buy a
Christmas tree permit for cutting
in a national forest or go to a
Christmas tree farm. Once you
are in the field make sure that to
select the tree that fits your needs
and has a straight trunk. Make
sure to cut it so that there is a suf-
ficiently long handle to accommo-
date your tree stand. When you
get it home, make a fresh one
inch cut on the butt end and place
the tree in a sturdy stand that
holds at least one gallon of water,
or a rule of thumb is one quart of
water for every inch of diameter
of the trunk.
Many homeowners have beau-
tiful evergreen trees in their
yards. It is interesting to note
that some people that live around
big cities make efforts to uglify"
such trees to protect against theft
or vandalism by spraying or
brushing them with a mixture of
water, tree protectant and red
food color. It was developed by
Cornell University and is called
Pink Ugly Mix. The substance
does not damage trees and grad-
ually dissolves away with expo-
sure to the elements.
A well-cared-for Christmas
tree will normally remain fresh
for the entire holiday season or
about four weeks. After that,
Christmas trees can be disposed
of by curbside pick-up, dropped
off at recycling centers, chipped
for mulch or compost and even
sunk in dams to provide cover for
fish.
My sources for this news re-
lease were the University of Illi-
nois, Cornell University, Ohio
State University and South
Dakota State University Exten-
sion Services. If you would like
more information about “Christ-
mas Tree Planning, Selection and
Care,” contact Bob Drown at the
Conservation Office at 605-244-
5222, Extension 4 or by e-mail at
robert.drown@sd.nacdnet.net.
Tree Facts Bob Drown, Natural Resource Specialist
All programs and services pro-
vided by the Northwest Area Con-
servation Districts are provided
regardless of race, color, national
origin, gender, religion, age, dis-
ability, political beliefs, sexual ori-
entation, and marital or family
status.
Page 10•November 21, 2012 • The Faith Independent

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Washington, D.C. - Just two
days after the elections, R-CALF
USA joined with domestic manu-
facturers to urge Washington de-
cision-makers to adopt a new
national trade strategy to reverse
the exodus of U.S.-based manu-
facturers and the ongoing con-
traction of the U.S. cattle
industry.
In meetings with officials at
the Office of the U.S. Trade Rep-
resentative, U.S. Department of
the Treasury, U.S. Department of
State, and the U.S. House Ways
and Means Committee, R-CALF
USA CEO Bill Bullard, Coalition
for a Prosperous America (CPA)
CEO Michael Stumo, and Penn-
sylvania-based steel and tool and
die manufacturers explained the
serious problems with current
trade policies and offered govern-
ment officials a viable solution.
"Among the trade-distorting
problems we expressed was the
practice by China and other
Asian countries to devalue their
currency, which artificially lowers
the price of imports from those
countries and artificially in-
creases the price of our exports to
those countries," said Bullard.
Bullard said that nearly every
country in the world except the
U.S. has a value-added tax that
offsets the elimination of tariffs.
"After we negotiate tariff reduc-
tions in a free trade agreement,
the countries we call our partners
invariably implement a value-
added tax that is applied to im-
ports entering their country and
takes the form of a rebate for ex-
ports leaving their country," he
said adding, "This shows that
while the U.S. practices free
trade, other countries find ways
to offset the concessions they
have made to gain a huge advan-
tage over U.S. industries."
A third problem expressed by
the group was the failure of the
United States to fully assess the
impacts of trade agreements on
domestic supply chains, not just
on the final product that is im-
ported or exported. "In the cattle
industry there often is an inverse
relationship between profits at
the beef packing stage and profits
for live cattle producers. This
means that a trade agreement's
positive impact on beef packers
may not be allocated at all to live
cattle producers, and may actu-
ally harm them," Bullard ex-
plained.
The solution to these and other
trade problems offered by the
group is the adoption of the 13
trade principles outlined in the
CPA's "  21st Century Trade
Agreement Principles."       
"These principles constitute a
new trade strategy for the United
States and unlike past strategies,
this new strategy reflects our de-
sire to promote trade while pre-
serving fairness and
opportunities for U.S.-based man-
ufacturers, workers and agricul-
tural producers," commented
Bullard.
In addition to expressing his
organization's support for the
new trade strategy, Bullard pro-
vided government officials with a
white paper expressing the cattle
industry's specific concerns re-
garding the proposed Trans Pa-
cific Partnership Agreement
(TPP) presently under negotia-
tion by the Obama Administra-
tion.
"Our U.S. cattle industry will
soon go the way of the U.S. sheep
industry - which now imports
more lamb and mutton than it
produces domestically - if we don't
immediately reform our nation's
failed trade policies," Bullard said
adding, "No one predicted such a
disastrous outcome for the sheep
industry, nor do they appear to
care now that it has material-
ized."   
R-CALF USA and domestic manufacturers urge adoption of new national trade strategy
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MINUTES
NORTHWEST AREA SCHOOLS
EDUCATIONAL COOPERATIVE
GOVERNING BOARD
REGULAR MEETING – November 7,
2012 5:00 p.m., Isabel, SD
069 The regular meeting of the North-
west Area Schools Educational Cooper-
ative Governing Board was held
November 7, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. at North-
west Area Schools
PRESENT: Grueb, Beckman, Baum-
berger, Jones, Lindskov, Director Cris
Owens, Business Manager Monica
Mayer and Superintendent Schaffan
ABSENT: Gilbert and Vance
070 Approve Agenda: On a motion
from Beckman and seconded by Grueb
the agenda was approved.
071 MINUTES: Minutes of the last
meeting, October 3, 2012, were ap-
proved on a motion by Lindskov and
seconded by Grueb. Motion carried.
072 FINANCIAL REPORT: Motion by
Grueb seconded by Lindskov to accept
and approve the Financial report for Oc-
tober 3, 2012, a copy of which is made a
part of these minutes as Attachment “A”.
Motion Carried.
073 BILLS: Motion by Lindskov and
seconded by Jones to approve the Edu-
cational Cooperative bills for payment as
presented, a copy of which is made a
part of these minutes as Attachment “B”.
Motion carried.
074 Staff Evaluations: Owens is in
the process of evaluating our new staff.
075 Speech Shortage Committee:
Owens attended a meeting in Pierre re-
garding the speech language therapist
shortage. They are arranging to meet
with the Board of Regents to discuss this
shortage.
076 Executive Session: None
needed.
077 Early Childhood and 0-3: There
have been changes to our Early Child-
hood schedule.
078 First Reading of Update on Pol-
icy 4313: Tabled until the next meeting.
079 New Shed: The shed has been
completed.
080 Surplus: none
081 Other: We will be signing a new
ACH Agreement for Western Dakota for
our direct deposits. The fee for this serv-
ice will be debited to our T&A Account.
There will be a delegate assembly in
Pierre on November 16, 2012. Lindskov
is interested in going he will let the office
know. On a motion by Grueb and sec-
onded by Jones, if Lindskov is able to at-
tend the meeting, he will vote on behalf
of the Board.
082 Adjournment: Baumberger ad-
journed.
_______________________________
Sandy Baumberger, Chairperson
________________________________
Monica Mayer, Business Manager
Published November 21, 2012 at the
total approximate cost of $118.86
ATTACHMENT “A”
FINANCIAL REPORT
EDUCATIONAL COOPERATIVE
OCTOBER 2012
SPECIAL ED FUND
CASH BALANCE 10/01/12 $314,605.50
RECEIPTS:
LOCAL SOURCES:
ASSESSMENTS $
EARNINGS ON INVESTMENTS $31.88
MISCELLANEOUS $
FLOW-THRU DOLLARS $
REIMBURSEMENTS $13,762.01
STATE SOURCES:
UNRESTRICTED GRANTS $
FEDERAL SOURCES:
GRANTS IN AID $
TOTAL RECEIPTS $13,793.89
G/L ENTRIES $
SUB TOTAL $328,399.39
TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS $104,572.95
CASH BALANCE 10/31/12 $223,826.44
CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT $200,000.00
RETIREMENT SICK LEAVE 3,500.00
Attachment “A”
TRUST & AGENCy FUNDS
CASH REPORT
OCTOBER 2012
FUND BEGINNING AMOUNT AMOUNT ENDING
BALANCE RECEIVED DISBURSED BALANCE
UNEMPLOYMENT $12,000.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $12,000.00
T&A IMPREST $1,303.19 $1,391.66 $307.98 $2,386.87
125 CAFETERIA PLAN $1,300.00 $300.00 $200.00 $1,400.00
ATTACHMENT ‘B’
T & A IMPREST
POSTMASTER BOX RENT $48.00
CARDMEMBER SERVICE CREDIT CARD $259.98
TOTAL $307.98
NW Area Schools Multi-Dist Ed Coop
BOARD REPORT - NEWSPAPER
Checking Account: 1
Fund: 22, SPECIAL EDUCATION
A&B BUSINESS SOLUTIONS........................130.93..............................COPIER
ASBSD..............................................................55.00 .................................DUES
BAUMBERGER, SANDY ...................................6.66..............................TRAVEL
CAHILL SCHAEFBAUER & BAUER LLC....7,222.50.................................AUDIT
CARDMEMEBER SERVICE...........................307.35...................CREDIT CARD
CATHOLIC HEALTH INITIATIVES.............23,242.00..................OT/PT/TRAVEL
CEDAR SHORE RESORT..............................116.90...........................LODGING
COUNTRY INN & SUITES ...............................46.50...........................LODGING
COUNTRY INN & SUITES ...............................52.00...........................LODGING
DAYS INN MITCHELL ......................................52.00...........................LODGING
FAITH INDEPENDENT...................................390.66....................................ADS
GOVERNORS INN...........................................50.00...........................LODGING
GRUEB, NATHAN .............................................6.29..............................TRAVEL
HOFF, SANDY .................................................47.00..........................PER DIEM
HUBER, DONNA ........................................3,976.00..CONTRACTUAL/TRAVEL
HUTCHINSON, MICKI .....................................58.83...........TRAVEL/SUPPLIES
ISABEL SUPER VALUE ...................................41.21..........................SUPPLIES
JONES, WILFRED ...........................................22.20..............................TRAVEL
LINDSKOV, AJ ...................................................2.59..............................TRAVEL
MCI ...................................................................29.80......................TELEPHONE
NCS PEARSON INC ......................................459.20..........................SUPPLIES
NWAS..........................................................9,502.71............REIMBURSEMENT
OWENS, CRIS .................................................42.00..............................TRAVEL
QUALITY INN AND SUITES...........................260.00...........................LODGING
SARGENT, CHRIS .........................................229.00 ...............TRAVEL-OFFICE
SMALL TALK SPEECH THERAPY LLC......5,495.00 ................CONTRACTUAL
SPARKYS.........................................................85.70.............SUPPLIES/MEALS
T & A IMPREST FUND.....................................48.00............REIMBURSEMENT
TIMBER LAKE TOPIC....................................124.99 .......LEGALS & SUPPLIES
VANCE, SCOTT ..............................................22.20..............................TRAVEL
VERIZON........................................................128.55......................TELEPHONE
WESTERN DAKOTA BANK..............................60.00 .........................ACH FEES
...................................................................52,313.77.....................FUND TOTAL
Proceedings of the
Common Council
City of Faith, SD
The Common Council for the City of
Faith, South Dakota met in regular ses-
sion on November 5, 2012 at 7:00 P.M.
in the Community Room of the Commu-
nity Center. Mayor Haines called the
meeting to order, Brown called roll call,
and Mayor Haines led the Pledge of Al-
legiance.
Council members present: Riley, In-
ghram, Nolan, Lightfield, and Hellekson.
Council members absent: Spencer.
Others in attendance were: Debbie
Brown, Jon Collins and Sandy Ras-
mussen.
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Riley to approve the agenda as pre-
sented. Motion carried.
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson to approve the minutes of
the October 16, 2012 meeting. Motion
carried.
CLAIMS APPROVED:
The following claims were presented
and read:
A-1 Sewer & Drain, Inc., Jet Vac
Sewer Mains – $7,410.00; Aflac, Cancer
& Accident Insurance – $734.28; Antrim,
Norma, Refund Deposits – $100.00;
Avesis Third Party Administrators, Inc.,
Vision Insurance – $126.38; Centu-
ryLink, Service Expenses – $5.17; City
of Faith, Utilities – $6,609.74; Collins
Compaines 2011, Professional Serv-
ices – $3,180.00; Consortia Consulting
by Telec, General Consulting & Settle-
ments – $3,920.00; CWD Aberdeen, Bar
Food & Supplies – $633.92; Delage Lan-
den Fin. Service, Copier Lease – $44.46;
Emergency Medical Products, Inc., Sup-
plies – $56.64; Faith Fitness Center, Full
Time Employees Membership – $50.00;
Foster, Rusty, Gravel – $19,859.39;
Golden West Telecommunications, Spe-
cial Access – $1,883.28; Heartland
Waste Management, Hauling Garbage &
Dumpsters – $4,135.00; Henschel, Ed,
Ambulance Laundry – $50.60; Iron
Horse Ag Service, Oxygen, MV Part –
$50.41; Jensen Rock & Sand, Inc., Haul-
ing Chips – $31,181.01; Jerome Bever-
age, Beer – $6,774.90; Johnson
Western Wholesale, Liquor – $2,189.55;
Ladies Medical Organization, Calender
& Meetings – $34.40; Lynn's Dakota-
mart, Supplies – $291.17; Michael Todd
& Company, Inc., Blades – $2,786.60;
Mid West Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Pop –
$325.48; Northwest Beverage Inc.,
Beer – $18,414.15; Ostrander, Angela,
Conference & Lodging-City Half –
$131.50; Prairie Community Health Inc.
Ambulance Supplies – $17.00; Resco,
Electric Supplies – $786.65; Roy's
Pronto Auto Parts, Repair & Mainte-
nance – $450.22; S&S Roadrunner
Sales Company, Misc – $268.49; SD Re-
tirement System, Retirement Plan –
$3,659.18; Schwan's, Misc – $264.36;
Shaff, Doran, Mowing – $100.00, Sodak
Distributing Company, Liquor –
$4,893.07; South Dakota One Call, Lo-
cate Fees – $1.05; Sparky's Bar & Grill,
Wine – $2,505.00; Sysco North Dakota,
Inc., Supplies – $126.97; Tri County
Water, Water – $6,564.20; Verizon Wire-
less, Ambulance & Police Cell Phones –
$246.86; Visa, Software, Gasoline –
$262.21; Zandstra Construction, Deposit
Refund – $75.00; Missouri River Energy
Services, Supplemental Power, WAPA,
Member Dues – $16,210.17; Farmers
State Bank, SS & Withholding –
$1,114.36; Farmers State Bank, SS &
Withholding – $3,030.64; Combined In-
surance, Supplemental Insurance –
$59.60; Farmers State Bank, 911 Sur-
charge – $394.88; Farmers State Bank,
911 Surcharge – $416.25; Companion
Life, Dental Insurance – $569.74; Well-
mark BlueCross & Blue Shield, Health
Insurance – $8,027.83; Division of Motor
Vehicles, Title, Plate & Mailing Fee –
$14.00; Butler Insurance Company, Air-
port Liability Insurance – $2,145.00;
Golden West Telecommunications; SDN
Circuit to Faith School – $6,007.75;
Postmaster, Stamps – $65.00; MMI En-
tertainment, Karaoke – $350.00; Angel
Kennedy, Craft Fair – $250.00.
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Inghram to approve all claims pre-
sented. All yes votes. Motion carried.
RESOLUTIONS & ORDINANCES:
Ordinance #301: Supplemental
Appropriation Ordinance
(1st Reading):
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to approve the first reading
of Ordinance No. 301: Supplemental Ap-
propriation Ordinance for 2012. Roll call
vote – all yes votes. Motion carried.
Surplus Property:
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to approve the following as
surplus property:
25 chairs with desks (Library), 2 fax
machines, 2 typewriters, 1 fan, 4 mirrors,
Pizza Oven
New Ordinances or Code Policy:
Mayor Haines encouraged the Coun-
cilman to take home the sample adop-
tion of the code policy and bring back
their thoughts.
Call with the Auditors:
The Auditors will call and discuss the
audit with the Finance Officer, Mayor and
if a Councilman would like to join the call.
Peggy Riley stated she would like to be
in on the call also.
Quote on Soil Testing:
American Engineering Testing, Inc.
was the only one who submitted an esti-
mate in the amount of $1,366 to $2,038
on the dirt at the airport by the under-
ground tank that will be removed. In-
ghram made a motion, seconded by
Hellekson to accept their estimate. All
yes votes. Motion carried.
Digger Truck Discussion:
Donn Dupper has been looking at
trucks and talking to some dealers and
the amount that is going to cost is over
the budget. The range he was given was
$40,000 to $60,000 and $22,500 is in the
budget. Since the budget is going to
have to be supplemented if we are going
to purchase this year and it is not in the
budget for next year so still would have
to be supplemented. Inghram made a
motion, seconded by Riley to bid out the
truck having Donn meet with Eric to help
with the specifications and open bids on
December 27th, 2012 if possible. All yes
votes. Motion carried.
Transfers for Projects:
Due to the many unplanned projects,
the following money should be trans-
ferred:
Roof at Municipal Building –
$36,841.00
Electric at the Pool – $4,500.00
Swimming Pool repair – $84,807.75
Mowers – $10,000.00
Labor for Shop Fence – $4,400.00
Fire Dept. donation for truck –
$20,000.00
Total – $160,548.75
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to approve the $160,548.75
from the savings account to the checking
account. All yes votes. Motion carried.
Time Change on Meetings:
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Hellekson to approve the meetings
changing to 5:30 PM on the first meeting
and 5:00 PM for the seconded meeting
because of the committee meetings due
to the time change. Motion carried.
Building Permits:
Charlie and Robert Steen submitted
a building permit on Lot 3 & 4, Block 23
for a 12’ X 12’ storage shed. Lightfield
made a motion, seconded by Inghram to
approve the building permit. Motion car-
ried.
Other Items to be Discussed:
Consortia sent their rate increase of
$100 more on the monthly contract at
$1,500 and $10 more on the hourly
amount at $150.00.
Executive Session:
Inghram made a motion, seconded
by Lightfield to retire into executive ses-
sion for possible litigation at 7:44 PM.
Motion carried.
Mayor Haines declared the Council
out of executive session at 8:01 PM.
Lightfield made a motion, seconded
by Riley to adjourn. Motion carried.
_______________________________
Glen Haines, Mayor
_____________________________
Debbie Brown, Finance Officer
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Meade County
Commission Meeting
(Thursday,
November 8, 2012)
Generated by Lisa G Schieffer on
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Members present
Doreen Creed, Gary Cammack,
Robert Heidgerken, Linda Rausch. Ab-
sent: Alan Aker.
Meeting called to order at 10:00 AM
Vice Chairman Creed placed of
record that Chairman Aker would be
gone for the morning session due to
meeting with legislators regarding the
Mountain Pine Beetle.
Vice Chairman Creed will conduct the
meeting.
1. Call to Order at 10 AM
Procedural: A. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Meade County Veteran of the
Month
Discussion, Information: A. Novem-
ber VOM - Justin Shellhammer
Meade County Veteran of the Month
for the month of November is Mr. Justin
Shellhammer.
Mr. Shellhammer served in the United
States Army from 2000 - 2005 as military
police. In 2000, Mr. Shellhammer en-
listed in the U.S. Army. In July of that
year, he served at Fort Campbell, KY,
and he had deployed with the 101st to
Kosovo, Bosnia, Africa, and Iraq. In the
end of 2003, he went to Ft. Richardson,
Alaska, and was in charge of 12 soldiers
for field and law enforcement training.
Mr. Shellhammer was then sent to
Afghanistan for Operation Enduring
Freedom in March 2005.
On April 5, 2005, while out on a pa-
trol, Justin spotted an IED round on the
right side of the dirt sidewalk and real-
ized that the soldiers behind him were
walking toward it. He put out his arm to
stop them and when he did, one of the
soldiers bumped his arm and another
one bumped his shoulder, he lost his bal-
ance. When he attempted to regain his
balance, he stepped on an active land
mine with his left foot. The impact shot
him forward and he landed on his chest
on another land mine. Fortunately this
one did not detonate. His soldiers re-
acted immediately and applied a tourni-
quet. Justin put his arm around one
soldier and actually hopped back to his
vehicle and called in the incident himself.
Justin continues to selflessly serve
others. Justin was the first amputee to
complete the South Dakota Law En-
forcement academy, where he received
the inspiration award. He is currently
serving his fellow veterans as a Police
officer at Fort Meade, Veterans Hospital
(VA).
He was awarded the Purple Heart,
Combat service medal, Commendation
medal (3rd award), Achievement medal,
good conduct medal, national defense
medal, non-commissioned officer profes-
sional development ribbon, overseas
service ribbon, UN medal, NATO medal,
air assault badge, driver & mechanic
badge, global war on terrorism expedi-
tionary medal and lastly the global war
on terrorism service medal.
3. Routine Business
Information, Presentation: A. Em-
ployee Recognition
Meade County Commission would
like to recognize Lori Bratland for her 25
years of dedicated service to the citizens
of Meade County.
Bratland started in the Equalization
Office with energy assistance and even-
tually moved to the Treasurer's Office.
Discussion, Information: B. Opportu-
nity for Public Comment
No public comment.
Discussion, Information: C. Items
from Department Heads
The following Department Heads
came to update the Board on depart-
ment matters:
Highway Superintendent Ken McGirr
Treasurer Susan Boadwine
Director of Equalization Kirk Chaffee
Head of Buildings and Maintenance
Kevin Forrester
Auditor Lisa Schieffer
4. Items from Commission
Action, Discussion, Information: A.
Communiques to Commission
Board of County Commissioners may
act on any correspondence presented.
The following communiques were given
to the Commission:
Letter from Governor Dennis Dau-
gaard regarding Mountain Pine Beetle;
Map of Mountain Pine Beetle Area;
Letter from Natural Resource Con-
servation Service;
Letter from Department of Environ-
ment and Natural Resources regarding
summary report on the Red Owl Dam;
Letter from the City of Piedmont re-
garding roads.
Action, Discussion: B. Canvass No-
vember 6, 2012 Election
Motion to approve the canvass for the
General Election held November 6, 2012
Motion by Cammack, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken,
Rausch.
Not Present at Vote: Aker.
Action, Discussion: C. Request from
City of Piedmont
Chairman for the City of Piedmont,
Phil Anderson, Vice-Chairman Jack
Parks, Jim Runyan Councilmen in
charge of roads, along with Talbot Wiec-
zorek, Attorney at Law, came before the
Board to discuss reaching an agreement
with Meade County allowing continued
maintenance and repairs of former
County Roads and request funding from
Meade County to accomplish the same.
A letter was sent to the Meade
County Commission regarding acquiring
millings to be used on the streets that
were recently maintained by the County.
The City of Piedmont then asked if
the County would be willing to put fresh
asphalt down instead of the millings.
This would affect the following streets:
Second Street;
Chestnut Street;
Fifth Street;
Grandview Drive;
Foothill Drive.
(Service Road down to Chestnut, all
of Fifth Street to Main Street, and Grand-
view Drive to Foothill Drive and back to
the Service Road).
Jurisdiction issues were discussed
along with future annexation and the
possibility of a Joint Powers Agreement.
The Board asked upon Meade
County Highway Superintendent to give
an overview of his thoughts on the pro-
posed project and what an estimated
cost of the same would be, or if McGirr
had any other avenues to consider.
The Board then discussed appointing
a technical committee along with a legal
committee to work together on the same.
Motion to appoint a technical commit-
tee comprised of representatives from
the City of Piedmont and representatives
from the County Highway Department
specifically Ken McGirr and their charter
by next month is to come up with a
scope of work and a feasibility grade es-
timate plus or minus 50%. Secondly, to
also appoint a legal committee who
would define the ownership of the road
we are talking about and the mechanism
we need to use to allow the county to
manage the project which could be a
Joint Powers Agreement.
Motion by Rausch, second by Cam-
mack.
An amendment was offered by Com-
missioner Creed to add Chairman Alan
Aker, since that is also his district, to the
technical committee, or serve on both
committees.
Motion by Creed, second by Rausch.
Motion Carries. Yea: Creed, Cammack,
Heidgerken, Rausch.
The vote was then taken on the fol-
lowing amended original motion as fol-
lows:
Motion to appoint a technical commit-
tee comprised of representatives from
the City of Piedmont and representatives
from the County Highway Department
specifically Ken McGirr, and Chairman
Alan Aker, and their charter by next
month is to come up with a scope of
work and a feasibility grade estimate
plus or minus 50%. Secondly, to also ap-
point a legal committee who would de-
fine the ownership of the road we are
talking about and the mechanism we
need to use to allow the county to man-
age the project which could be a Joint
Powers Agreement.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken,
Rausch.
Not Present at Vote: Aker
5. Dinner Break @ Noon, Recon-
vened at 1:20 PM
Minutes: A. Recess for Dinner Break
Chairman Aker present at meeting.
6. Items from Director of Equaliza-
tion
Information, Presentation: A. Preview
of Meade County's Pictometry Online
Website
Done later in the day.
Action, Discussion, Information: B.
Veteran's Exemption
Done later in the day.
The Board then picked up where it
had left off in the morning session.
Action, Discussion: D. Review Appli-
cants for Planning Board
Discussion took place regarding the
process and appointment of applicants
for the 2013 Planning Board. There are
two (2) vacancies on the Board.
Four (4) applications were received
for the two (2) vacancies as follows:
Craig Shaver, Doreen Creed, Curtis
Nupen, and Bill McCarthy.
Craig Shaver came before the Board
with concerns of whether there was
enough time between the opening and
closing process to apply for the same.
Discussion then took place by the Board
with Commissioner Assistant Jerry Derr
of the process.
Members of the Board discussed
whether to appoint the same in Decem-
ber or if it was better to wait to do it in
January with the new Board. The Board
also discussed whether the interviews
were to be in public or executive session.
It was the general feeling of the Board
that the same would be in public, but no
official action was taken on the same.
Motion to appoint the new Planning
Commissioners at our regular December
meeting. A roll call vote was taken.
Motion by Aker, second by Creed.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Rausch.
Nay: Cammack, Heidgerken.
Action, Discussion: H. Process for
Appointing Commission Vacancy
The matter was moved up on the
agenda.
Craig Shaver came before the Board
to express his concerns. When Shaver
was appointed he did not feel the
process was correct. Shaver feels the in-
terviews and discussions should be pub-
lic.
Shaver asked for clarification on
whether “there is not an opening until
that person resigns from the Commis-
sion”. Chairman Aker informed the group
“or until he takes an oath for office for an-
other office” and then it is automatic.
Shaver discussed with the Board “It
doesn’t necessary seem fair that the out-
going Commissioner would not have a
vote on the person who replaces them.
Then you would have four (4) to pick the
fifth.” The Board informed the public that
the Auditor would be the fifth person
under Chapter SDCL 3-4.
Commissioner Creed informed the
Board that the Auditor only comes into
play if there is an even number of Com-
missioners.
Discussion was then had about inter-
viewing potential candidates and
whether to do that in December or in
January.
Commissioner Creed’s recommenda-
tion is to interview and then appoint the
following month after the Commissioners
could have input from residents in those
particular areas.
The Board decided to defer the mat-
ter until Mr. Bob Bertolotto could have
input on the same.
The Board then went to the following
item on the agenda:
Action, Discussion, Information: B.
Veteran's Exemption
Cindy Swenby from the Director of
Equalization Office came before the
Board to present applications for veteran
exemptions.
Motion to approve the veteran ex-
emptions.
Motion by Creed, second by Cam-
mack.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Presentation: A. Preview of Meade
County's Pictometry On Line Website
Meade County Deputy Planning Director
Bill Rich came before the Board to give
a preview of Pictometry.
Commissioner Creed left the meeting
due to prior commitment as a voting
member to the Sturgis Economic Devel-
opment Corporation.
Mr. Bertolotto present at meeting.
The Board then continued with the con-
versation of item:
Action, Discussion: H. Process for
Appointing Commission Vacancy
Chairman Aker gave Mr. Bertolotto an
update on what had been discussed al-
ready. The Board will do the interviews
in public and the possibility of the Auditor
becoming the fifth person under SDCL
Chapter 3-4.
Discussion was had on the applica-
tions and the same being open early to
the public. The Board felt that the dead-
line for applications could be December
14, 2012 with the possibility of interviews
being conducted on December 19th.
Depending on how many applications
the Board received, continuation of inter-
views could take place at the first meet-
ing in January with appointment to be
made later.
Motion to approve the deadline of De-
cember 14, 2012 for the applications for
Commissioner District #1.
Motion by Heidgerken, second by
Rausch. Final Resolution: Motion Car-
ries. Yea: Aker, Cammack, Heidgerken,
Rausch.
Not Present at Vote: Creed.
Action, Discussion: E. MC Trans-
portation Committee Recommendation
Motion to approve action plan from
the Meade County Transportation Com-
mittee to study Meade County Bridges.
Motion by Rausch, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Cammack, Heidgerken,
Rausch.
Not Present at Vote: Creed.
Action, Discussion: F. Firewise Plan
Motion to approve Meade County
Firewise Fund as presented.
Motion by Cammack, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Cammack, Heidgerken,
Rausch.
Not Present at Vote: Creed.
Action, Discussion: G. Records Re-
tention Policy
The same will be deferred until Fri-
day.
7. Items from HWy Department
Action, Discussion: A. Set a bid open-
ing date for the 2013 fuel supplies
Motion to set bid opening date for fuel
supplies for December 5, 2012 at 10:00
AM.
Motion by Cammack, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Cammack, Heidgerken,
Rausch.
Not Present at Vote: Creed.
8. Items from Auditor
Action, Discussion: A. Set Hearing
Date for Alcohol License Applications
Motion to set a public hearing for De-
cember 5, 2012 at 10:00 AM for the fol-
lowing renewal applications for the
2013-licensing year:
LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWALS
FOR 2013
American Legion Post 315, Inc.,
Ellsworth AFB (retail on-sale liquor, Sun-
day on-sale)
Vicki McKee, McKee’s Pub & Grill,
Black Hawk (retail on-sale liquor, pack-
age off-sale liquor, Sunday on-sale)
MSJ Dining, Inc. (formerly ESL Din-
ing, Inc.) – Elk Creek Steakhouse &
Lounge,Inc., Piedmont (retail on-sale
liquor, Sunday on-sale)
Full Throttle Saloon and Camp-
ground, LLC., Sturgis (retail on-sale
liquor, Sunday on-sale)
Hagg Hospitality, LLC., Piedmont (re-
tail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-sale)
Howes Store, Robert & LaVonne
Hansen, Howes (package off-sale liquor)
A.T. Elk LLC, Elk Creek Resort, Pied-
mont (retail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-
sale)
Reno’s Inc., Reno’s Casino, Black
Hawk (retail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-
sale, package off-sale liquor)
Shep & Deb’s Casino, Debbie Rich-
mond, Black Hawk (retail on-sale liquor,
Sunday on-sale)
Buffalo Chip Campground LLC., Stur-
gis (retail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-sale)
Sacora Station LLC, Sacora Station,
Piedmont (retail on sale liquor, Sunday
on-sale)
Country Stores, Inc., Black Hawk
(package off-sale liquor)
Robert S. Q. Phelps, The Barn, Pied-
mont (retail on-sale liquor, Sunday
on-sale)
Glencoe Entertainment, LLC., Sturgis
(retail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-sale 1
of 2)
Glencoe Entertainment, LLC., Sturgis
(retail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-sale 2
of 2)
Broken Spoke Campground LLC.,
Sturgis (retail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-
sale)
Barrelhouse LLC., Piedmont – Retail
On-Off Sale Wine;
Tamalyn Schaeffer, The Garage
Sports Bar – Retail On-Off Sale Wine;
Motion by Cammack, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Cammack, Heidgerken,
Rausch.
Not Present at Vote: Creed.
Action, Discussion: B. Amend levies
for 2012 Payable 2013
Motion to approve signing the
amended Resolution for Adoption of the
FY2013 Budget, along with tax levies.
ANNUAL BUDGET FOR MEADE
COUNTy, SD
FOR THE yEAR JANUARy 1, 2013
TO DECEMBER 31, 2013
TAX LEVY IN
COUNTY TAX LEVIES, DOLLARS
$’S/1,000
WITHIN LIMITED LEVY:
*General County Purposes
(10-12-9) 8,858,563 5.306
County Snow Removal
144,577 0.087
Highway & Bridge Reserve
261,616 0.157
Limited Levy (10-12-21) –
Sub Total 9,264,756 5.550
OUTSIDE LIMITED LEVY:
County Snow Removal Fund
(34-5-2)
*Highway and Bridge Reserve
(10-12-13)
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UNLIMITED LEVY- SUB TOTAL
LIMITED AND UNLIMITED
LEVY SUB TOTAL
9,264,756 5.550
Secondary Road (Unorg. PT-76)
(31-12-27) 221,697 .281
Public Library 25,155 .020
TOTAL TAXES LEVIED BY COUNTY
9,511,608 5.851
As of September 27, 2012 these levies
are (are not) approved by the Depart-
ment of Revenue
RESOLUTION
ADOPTION OF ANNUAL BUDGET
FOR MEADE COUNTy, SOUTH
DAKOTA.
Whereas, (7-21-5 thru 13), SDCL
provides that the Board of County Com-
missioners shall each year prepare a
Provisional Budget of all contemplated
expenditures and revenues of the
County and all its institutions and agen-
cies for such fiscal year and,
Whereas, the Board of County Com-
missioners did prepare a Provisional
Budget and cause same to be published
by law, and
Whereas, due and legal notice has
been given to the meeting of the Board
of County Commissioners for the consid-
eration of such Provisional Budget and
all changes, elimination’s and additions
have been made thereto.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RE-
SOLVED, That such provisional budget
and all its purposes, schedules, appro-
priations, amounts, estimates and all
matters therein set forth, SHALL BE AP-
PROVED AND ADOPTED AS THE AN-
NUAL BUDGET OF THE
APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDI-
TURES FOR Meade County, South
Dakota, and all its institutions and agen-
cies for calendar year beginning January
1, 2013, and ending December 31, 2013
and the same is hereby approved and
adopted by the Board of County Com-
missioners of Meade County, South
Dakota, this 5th day of September, 2012.
The Annual Budget so adopted is avail-
able for public inspection during normal
business hours at the office of the county
auditor Meade County, South Dakota.
The accompanying taxes are levied by
Meade County for the year January 1,
2013, through December 31, 2013.
BOARD OF MEADE COUNTy
COMMISSIONERS OF
MEADE COUNTy, SOUTH DAKOTA
Alan Aker, Chairman
Gary Cammack, Commissioner
Robert Heidgerken, Commissioner
Linda Rausch, Commissioner
Doreen Creed, Commissioner
(signed later in the day)
ATTEST: Lisa Schieffer,
Meade County Auditor
Motion by Cammack, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Cammack, Heidgerken,
Rausch.
Not Present at Vote: Creed.
Action: C. Set Supplemental Hearing
for December 2012
Motion to set a hearing date for sup-
plementing FY2012 budget for Decem-
ber 5, 2012 at 10:00 AM as follows:
Election Budget 101-5-120-426.1
$8,500
Court Appointed Attorney 101-5-155-
422 $20,000
Poor Relief 101-5-411-429.6 $35,000
Mental Illness 101-5-441-429.5
$5,000
24/7 248-5-212-426.1 $2,000 (cash
thru 248)
Title III 216-5-221-429.5 $64,270.61
(cash thru 216)
Capitol Project 300-5-161-422
$72,133 (cash thru 300)
Law Library 766-5-153-426.1
$750.00 (cash thru 766)
Motion by Cammack, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Cammack, Heidgerken,
Rausch.
Not Present at Vote: Creed.
Action, Discussion: D. Transferring
Cash
Motion to approve the transfers of
cash in the amount of $2,395,850 to the
Highway Department (201) and $22,000
to the Public Library Funds (218).
Motion by Cammack, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Cammack, Heidgerken,
Rausch.
Not Present at Vote: Creed.
9. Items from Commission Assis-
tant
Discussion: A. 2013 Insurance Re-
newals
Human Resource/Commissioner As-
sistant Jerry Derr presented the renewal
rates to the Commission for FY2013.
2013 Actual 2013 Budgeted
Wellmark BCBS = 1.96% increase 5%
Delta Dental of SD = 7% increase 7%
Hartford Life = No Change No Change
Discussion, Information: B. Open En-
rollment Meetings
Commissioner Assistant Derr will be
sending out email notification for the
mandatory meetings for open enroll-
ment.
Action, Discussion: C. Wellness
Committee
Commissioner Assistant Derr dis-
cussed with the Board the forming of a
Wellness Committee as a way to possi-
bly keep percentage increases down for
heath renewals.
The Board will appoint, Meade
County Deputy Director of Planning Bill
Rich, Commissioner Robert Heidgerken,
Commissioner Assistant Jerry Derr and
members from the Law Enforcement
Building. The Committee will meet and
bring back proposals to the Board.
Action, Discussion: D. Mandatory Di-
rect Deposit for Employee Payroll
Motion to approve mandatory direct
deposit effective for the January 2013
payroll per request of Human Re-
source/Commissioner Assistant Jerry
Derr.
Motion by Creed, second by Aker.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack.
Nay: Heidgerken, Rausch.
Discussion: E. Payroll Transition
Discussion was had regarding the
payroll transition from the Auditor’s Of-
fice to the Human Resource Office. Dis-
cussed were the following topics:
Training on current payroll process;
Assist with the last two (2) payroll
runs of 2012;
Printing of final 2012 W-2s;
Year-end books and balancing;
Handing off of payroll records;
Printing and signing of payroll
checks;
Action, Discussion: F. Last Commis-
sion Meeting of 2012
Last Commission meeting will be set
for December 19, 2012.
Action, Discussion: G. Executive
Session for SDCL 1-25-2 (1) (4)
Motion to enter into executive session
for personnel matters and Union negoti-
ations.
Motion by Cammack, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Action: H. Motion to Come out of Ex-
ecutive Session
Motion to come out of executive ses-
sion and return to regular session.
Motion by Cammack, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
10. Meeting recessed at 5:40 PM
and Reconvened November 9 @ 10
AM.
All Commissioners present.
11. Public Hearing 10 AM
Action, Discussion: A. Application for
Sale of Alcoholic Beverage
Hearing was set for the following ap-
plication for transfer of a Retail (on-off
sale) Malt Beverage and Retail (on-off
sale) Wine applications as follows:
Michael K. Schaeffer/Garage Sports
Bar - BJD Subdivision Lot 15 of Section
6, Township 2 North, Range 7 East,
BHM, Meade County, SD to Tammy
Schaeffer/Garage Sports Bar.
Motion made to approve the applica-
tion for transfer.
Motion by Creed, second by Cam-
mack.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
The following matter was then taken
up after being deferred:
Action, Discussion: G. Records Re-
tention Policy
Motion to have dual copies for all
County recorded meetings, with one (1)
copy to stay in the office of the Meade
County Auditor and the other to be re-
tained by the Commissioner Assistant
Jerry Derr.
Motion by Creed, second by Cam-
mack.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
12. Scheduled Items
Action, Discussion: A. Natural Re-
source Committee
Discussion was had regarding the
collapse of the sheep market and send-
ing a letter supporting the United States
Department of Agriculture to investigate
the same. Public input was taken from
Dale Lundgren, Tammy Basil, and Bill
Kluck.
Motion to authorize the Chairman to
sign the letter of support.
Motion by Cammack, second by
Creed.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Action, Discussion: B. Appointment to
Mental Health Board
Motion to approve the appointment of
Mr. John Hughes to the Meade County
Mental Illness Board to fill the vacancy of
Mr. Alan Stade.
Motion by Creed, second by Cam-
mack.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Action, Discussion: C. Executive Ses-
sion per SDCL 1-25- 2 (3)
Motion to enter into executive session
for consult with State's Attorney's Office
regarding pending legal matters.
Motion by Cammack, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Action: D. Motion to Come out of Ex-
ecutive Session
Motion to go out of executive session
and return to regular session.
Motion by Cammack, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Motion made that the County end its
lawsuit filed three (3) years ago against
the City of Sturgis.
Motion by Creed, second by Aker.
Motion Fails.
Yea: Aker, Creed
Nay: Cammack, Heidgerken,
Rausch.
13. Dinner Break
Action: A. Recess for Dinner
14. Consent Calendar
Action (Consent), Discussion: A.
Consent Calendar
The Board discussed whether or not
to pay three (3) salaried positions for
helping with the November 6, 2012 Gen-
eral Election and the ramifications of the
same. It will be put on the December
regular meeting agenda.
Motion to Approve Items on Consent
Calendar as stated below.
Motion by Cammack, second by
Creed.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Action (Consent): B. Commission
Minutes 9.27.12
Action (Consent), Minutes: C. Com-
mission Minutes 10.2.12
Action (Consent): D. Commission
Minutes 10.16.12
Action (Consent): E. Auditor's Ac-
count with County Treasurer
AUDITOR’S ACCOUNT WITH THE
COUNTy TREASURER
To the Honorable Board of County
Commissioners Meade County:
I hereby submit the following report of
my examination of the cash and cash
items in the hands of the County Treas-
urer of this County as of November 1,
2012.
Total amount of deposits in bank –
811,191.36
Total amount of actual cash –
2,705.41
Total amount of checks and drafts in
treasurer’s possession not exceeding
three days – 960,482.18
Itemized list of all items, checks and
drafts which have been in the Treas-
urer’s possession over three days:
Postage & Exp. – 1,534.59
CD’s & Savings – 801,278.90
Pioneer Bank – ($201,278.90)
First Interstate – ($500,000)
Farmer’s State Bank – ($100,000)
First Interstate Bank Spec. Account –
7,659,288.81
Farmer’s State Bank – 14,170.90
First Trust – 0.00
First Interstate Bank Savings Ac-
count – 1,484,471.28
Flex Account – 25,594.05
Wells Fargo – 100.00
cc pending – 301.75
Insuff. Funds Checks – 18.83
TOTAL – 11,760,138.06
Dated this 1st day of November,
2012.
/s/ Lisa Schieffer, Meade County Auditor
Action (Consent): F. Register of
Deed's Report
Approve October 2012 Register of
Deed’s Report in the amount of
$38,533.00.
Action (Consent): G. Approval of
Claims for Payment
THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE
APPROVED AND PAID:
ALLOCATIONS: Dakotabilities –
$180.00
SALARIES: Commissioners –
$6577.50, Auditor – $15091.13, Treas-
urer – $22868.71, States Attorney –
$30561.59, General Gov. Building –
$26029.91, Director of Equalization –
$40773.67, Register of Deeds –
$12218.96, Veteran Service Officer –
$3108.75, Human Resources –
$7602.89, Sheriff – $91532.38, County
Jail – $63810.13, Coroner – $1875.50,
County Nurse – $4598.12, Weed &
Pest – $7303.43, Highways, Roads and
Bridges – $77685.58, Communications –
$22113.94
SUPPLIES, SERVICE, EQUIP-
MENT: Safety Benefits – $65.00, A&J
Supply – $93.68, Aker Woods – $372.50,
BH Family Practice – $208.50, Dakota
Business Center – $30.00, Ecolab –
$107.53, Fedex – $18.54, Lexis Nexis –
$305.00, Pamida Pharmacy – $1095.19,
Pitney Bowes – $97.48, Pitney Bowes –
$1029.87, Pitney Bowes – $500.00,
Quill – $453.84, Safety Benefits –
$130.00, SDEMTA Conference 2012 –
$135.00, D Whitaker – $9156.75,
Xerox – $1813.19, 3D Specialties –
$1202.50, A&B Business Equip –
$91.08, A&B Welding – $121.09, Ad-
vance Drug Testing – $108.00, S
Vasknetz – $800.00, Bierschbach
Equip – $571.81, T Binder – $159.80,
Black Hawk Water – $98.00, BH Janito-
rial – $2768.71, BH Embroidery –
$540.00, BH Family Practice – $182.00,
R Mattox – $720.00, Bob Barker –
$1048.57, R Brennick – $74.42, Brosz
Eng. – $18410.00, Butler Machinery –
$1221.98, Campbell Supply – $924.91,
J Carlson – $44.25, Cash-Wa –
$4744.50, CBH – $45505.07, CBH –
$15577.31, Century Business – $96.00,
L Cermak – $400.00, Charles Mix Co.
Sheriff – $48.56, Chatsworth Gloves –
$976.00, City of Faith – $232.68, City of
RC – $770.00, Clinical Lab – $7206.00,
Contractor Supply – $54.00, County
Drug – $1114.88, Crop Prod. – $220.00,
Crum Electric – $9134.98, Dakota Busi-
ness – $137.89, Dakota Mill – $68.50,
Dales Tire – $449.92, Diamond Mow-
ers – $349.77, Diesel Machinery –
$42.24, Earthgrains – $848.07, EB
Comm. – $5673.15, Ecolab – $490.87,
ES&S – $4195.60, Elm Springs Fire
Dept – $475.00, Emerald Data –
$9000.00, Executive Business – $80.00,
Executive Mgmt. – $32.20, Fastenal
Co. – $113.01, First Interstate Bank –
$4391.87, C Gehringer – $300.00, God-
frey Brake – $422.67, Grainger –
$1324.67, Great Western Tire –
$8149.87, Grimms – $30.04, C Harkins –
$900.00, Herford Fire Dept – $3118.92,
Hobart Sales – $505.95, T Hotchkiss –
$83.10, J Howell – $167.20, IAAO –
$175.00, Industrial Supply – $659.36, D
Ingram – $46.64, IWORQ System –
$2894.00, J&L Svc. – $430.00, Jacob-
sen – $188.83, John Deere Financial –
$27846.60, Johnston Hardware – $3.49,
Kimball Midwest – $926.08, Kone –
$571.45, Landport Systems – $1740.00,
Leasonline – $2002.00, Lexisnexis –
$162.00, LexisNexis Matthew Bender –
$210.36, Light & Siren – $975.61, Lof-
tus – $495.00, Logan Transmission –
$130.00, L Lull – $46.84, Lycox Ent. –
$850.00, Lyle Signs – $3391.40,
Lynn’s – $5.76, McLeod’s – $2582.79,
Meade Co Treas – $1534.59, Menards –
$562.13, Message – $3200.00, Mi-
crosoft – $716.00, Morbark – $144.17,
Neve’s – $460.68, New Deal Tire –
$522.00, NW Pipe – $69.00, Nyacor –
$284.67, Opal Vol Fire – $538.58,
Owens – $1088.02, Pamida Pharmacy –
$969.13, Pengad – $12.65, Penn Co
Sheriff – $1991.65, Pete Lien – $26.00,
R Dawson – $985.30, Pressure Svc. –
$21.00, Pro-West Assoc. – $900.00,
Quill – $379.22, RC Police – $90.00, RC
Regional – $3266.47, Rapid Delivery –
$117.00, Rapid Tire – $386.80, Red-
wood Toxicology – $20.25, S Regan –
$550.00, Richters Tire – $682.54, River-
side Tech. – $1165.00, Rockingtree –
$310.00, Rushmore Comm. – $1435.00,
Rushmore Office – $1601.62, SDACC –
$2305.38, SDDOT – $380057.05,
SDEC – $80.00, SDAAO – $330.00,
SDN Comm. – $510.00, S Semerad –
$16.40, Servall – $381.87, Sheehan
Mack – $886.41, Sherwin Williams –
$379.53, Shopko Pharmacy – $148.18,
Short Const. – $24728.44, Site Work
Specialists – $469093.66, State Treas. –
$52.00, Sturgis Napa – $326.96, Sturgis
Regional – $59.41, Town N Country –
$2.35, Truenorth Steel – $703.22,
Truenorth Steel – $13492.43, Twilight
First Aid – $39.80, US Foodservice –
$9869.33, US Postal Svc. – $1700.00,
Warne Chemical – $20.56, Wellmark
Flex – $207.00, West River Electric –
$14386.49, Western Communications –
$5606.60, WSDJDC – $9225.00, I
Wolf – $14.00, Xerox – $2130.72, Yank-
ton Sheriff – $25.00, Z&S Dust –
$26133.98, Zylstra Towing – $250.00
MILES, MEALS, LODGING: A Aker –
$112.22, G Cammack – $102.12, R Hei-
dgerken – $305.08, Ramkota Inn –
$1463.00, L Rausch – $217.75, Best
Western Ramkota – $759.92, Bob’s
Family Restaurant – $138.35, Knuckle
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Wed. publication
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Saloon – $128.47, Pizza Ranch –
$144.73, R Powles – $9.62, L Quam –
$16.28, Sidehack Saloon – $139.24, T
Wieczorek – $22.20
COURT-APPOINTED ATTORNEy: J
Ellingson – $798.29, Grey Law Office –
$1379.40, R Haivala – $2348.15, J
Hilpert – $1910.54, R Hymans –
$2141.05, Johns & Kosel – $8156.24,
Oswald Law – $813.20, S Reindl –
$404.98, Rensch Law – $830.90,
SDACC – $7156.56, Stielow – $1982.76,
K Thompson – $2356.90, Wilde & Hunt –
$1269.65
MENTALLy HANDICAPPED:
MENTAL ILLNESS: Audra Malcomb
Consulting – $2164.34, D Cody –
$15.00, L Lewno – $150.45, Penn Co.
Sts. Atty. – $1290.00, RC Regional –
$4116.16, RC Regional – $66.00, Re-
gional Behavioral – $176.03, Shepherd
Reporting – $27.50, K Swanda – $15.00
SUPPORT OF POOR: Pioneer Ent –
$1500.00, BHP&L – $150.00, City of
Sturgis – $325.50
PUBLISHING: BHWG – $2874.99,
Faith Ind. – $2126.24
UTILITIES: BHP&L – $10608.28,
Centurylink – $1660.42, Golden West
Tele – $578.89, Grand Electric – $59.93,
Kieffer Sanitation – $47.43, Knology –
$199.79, Midcontinent Comm. – $57.20,
MDU – $111.93, Verizon – $2680.51,
West River Electric – $61.11, BHP&L –
$796.30, Butte Electric – $114.82,
Golden West Tele – $578.89, Grand
Electric – $12.50, Kieffer Sanitation –
$47.43, Knology – $2062.85, Midconti-
nent – $57.20, Sturgis Water – $2113.56,
West River Electric – $141.73
JURy FEES: W Aukamp – $64.80, J
Freeman – $50.74, K Hammerquist –
$50.74, C Hudson – $61.10, D Lukesh –
$54.44, G Mattson – $66.28, R Schief-
fer – $50.74, S Wipf – $50.74, B Alexan-
der – $61.10, J allen – $26.28, J
Alvarez – $21.10, R Anderson –
$202.96, M Arguello – $10.74, R Arne-
son – $58.10, T Bangert – $288.80, V
Brink – $64.80, G Dillin – $21.84, D Do-
mogalski – $244.40, B Garcia – $11.48,
J Griemsman – $24.80, R Gross –
$217.76, E Haugen – $205.92, R
Hoven – $28.50, K Jensen – $11.48, S
Kamppinen – $35.90, K Klopfenstein –
$24.80, S Kopplin – $21.10, J Kuno –
$10.74, L Magelky – $52.22, D Ma-
haffy – $11.48, S Mathiesen – $202.96,
M McElwain – $102.96, H McNutt –
$24.80, L McVay – $102.96, A Meirose –
$202.96, K Mihm – $24.06, J Olson –
$61.10, R Peterson – $229.60, C
Richardson – $64.80, C Roth – $211.84,
A Salazar – $50.74, S Seidel – $10.74,
Z Short – $32.20, J Silbernagel – $29.98,
S Sjomeling – $12.22, D Stocklin –
$181.94, D Stoor – $62.58, C Talley –
$205.92, N Tieman – $202.96, T Todd –
$46.26, C Weisz – $50.74, G Whitcher –
$259.20, C Williams – $24.06
NOV. 6, 2012 ELECTION: A Aga –
$125.00, Alkali Comm Hall – $75.00, K
Anderson – $125.00, M Anderson –
$146.84, R Andrews – $127.22, E
Baier – $50.00, L Barber – $133.88, S
Bartling – $212.00, M Bauer – $139.06,
A Beckham – $130.92, J Biegler-Matt –
$128.70, D Black – $150.80, S Boad-
wine – $125.00, J Bockwoldt – $127.96,
L Brink – $220.52, L Brunko – $192.76,
M Bryant – $185.00, C Burchett –
$210.45, L Burnham – $125.00, S Burn-
ham – $225.70, C Burns – $193.50, N
Bush – $125.00, D Cammack – $238.65,
P Casteel – $135.00, T Casteel –
$135.00, CMCC $100.00, F Clegg –
$204.24, G Cobb – $240.50, J Collins –
$253.44, R Crane – $125.00, S DeBolt –
$137.95, D Deaver – $125.00, B Dedic –
$232.36, J Deering – $200.90, C Den-
nis – $126.85, M Derflinger – $130.18, R
Dietrich – $190.54, T Donovan –
$276.76, M Duprel – $131.66, Elm
Springs School – $50.00, J Engebret-
son – $125.00, E Fischbach – $264.18,
P Fischer – $125.00, K Flagstad –
$125.00, C Gaston – $192.76, B Gei-
del – $193.50, J Gerig – $185.00, L
Grams – $180.92, K Griffee – $185.00,
C Grubl – $262.00, J Grubl – $199.80, L
Hackens – $130.18, T Hackens –
$130.18, T Hale – $126.11, C Hammer-
strom – $145.72, C Hansen – $220.52,
G Hawks – $130.92, C Hedeen –
$219.04, Hereford Hall – $75.00, M Hill –
$185.00, T Hinker – $135.00, B
Hotchkiss – $286.42, A Howard –
$125.00, B Hudson – $259.00, C Hud-
son – $125.00, T Huffman – $125.00, J
Hughes – $185.00, C Imhoff – $125.00,
K Ingalls – $243.82, T Ingalls – $180.92,
J Jackley – $185.00, E Jenter – $185.00,
L Jordan – $143.50, B Keffeler –
$133.88, G Kilness – $127.96, K King –
$125.74, R Kluck – $125.00, J Lang –
$138.32, D Larsen – $50.00, B Lem-
mel – $135.36, C Lemmel – $229.02, J
Linn – $245.30, B Loftus – $126.85, J
Lolley – $50.00, D Mallow – $137.22, R
Mallow – $154.24, S Mallow – $217.56,
Marcus Hall – $50.00, A Marrs –
$200.16, P Martin – $217.56, C Matt –
$146.10, A McFarland – $204.60, H Mc-
Nenny – $137.58, D McPherson –
$149.06, S McPherson – $185.00, E
Merrill – $125.00, E Miller – $125.00, S
Moore – $175.00, D Morell – $142.02, K
Mueller – $218.08, J Oestreich –
$191.28, D Olson – $175.00, T Olson –
$194.76, J Paris – $127.22, J Peterson –
$213.48, P Phillips – $175.00, Plainview
Hall – $50.00, K Price – $136.84, J
Printz – $273.06, E Raforth – $131.66,
Red Owl Hall – $50.00, L Reindl –
$125.00, S Remington – $125.00, M
Rose – $191.65, A Ross – $125.00, J
Ross – $175.00, K Roth – $186.10, E
Rowett – $198.32, F Ruebel-Albert –
$175.00, J Schieffer – $50.00, P Schief-
fer – $50.00, D Schultz – $217.56, D
Schumacher – $125.74, J Schumacher –
$189.06, P Scott – $242.34, H Septka –
$125.00, J Shaw – $221.25, K Shaw –
$238.65, J Shyne – $185.00, R Sig-
man – $139.06, N Simons – $126.48, R
Smit – $125.00, M Smith – $130.92, C
Starr – $128.70, K Stock – $125.00, J
Tharp – $220.52, W Tharp – $220.52, C
Thompson – $129.44, R Thompson –
$125.00, C Tifft – $135.88, K Tribby –
$125.00, V Triggs – $206.08, C Walker –
$125.00, C Watson – $125.00, P Wetz –
$249.00, S Wetz – $34.42, White Owl
CC – $50.00, M Wilcox – $127.22, J Wil-
son – $125.00, M Wilson – $199.80, S
Wilson – $204.80, L Zastrow – $125.00
VARIOUS FUNDS: Norwest Bank,
matching Social Security – $31,157.13,
SD Retirement System, matching retire-
ment – $27,218.34, county share of
health and life insurance – $80,127.21.
Action (Consent): H. Personnel Ac-
tions
Employee Action Effective
Deyo, Caleb Longevity Raise
to $23.00 per Hour 10/05/12
Fitzpatrick, Virginia Annual Step Raise
to $17.66 per Hour 10/30/12
Harmon, John Sheriff's Office PT Deputy
- New Hire at $16.57 per Hour
10/17/12
Hunt, Charles Annual Step Raise &
Longevity Raise to $16.62 per Hour
10/16/12
Julson, Jake Annual Step Raise to
$14.98 per Hour 10/03/12
Kezler, Greg Annual Step Raise
to $18.14 per Hour 10/17/12
Komes, Scott Highway Dept FT
Equipment Operator - New Hire at
$14.12 per Hour 10/01/12
McGirr, Ken Annual Step Raise
to $6,109 per Month 10/01/12
Muller, Dave Annual Step Raise
to $3,910.25 per Month 10/01/12
Oedkoven, Clint Annual Step Raise
to $18.14 per Month 10/11/12
Regan, Quinn Annual Step &
Longevity Raise to $18.49 per Hour
10/23/12
SALARIES: Commissioners –
$6577.50, Auditor $15091.13, Treas-
urer – $22868.71, States Attorney –
$30561.59, General Gov. Building –
$26029.91, Director of Equalization –
$40773.67, Register of Deeds –
$12218.96, Veteran Service Officer –
$3108.75, Human Resources –
$7602.89, Sheriff – $91532.38, County
Jail – $63810.13, Coroner – $1875.50,
County Nurse – $4598.12, Weed &
Pest – $7303.43, Highways, Roads and
Bridges – $77685.58, Communications –
$22113.94
Action: I. Pat Trask has a final plat of
Lot 2 of the SENE in 15-4-13
Action: J. Jerry Wendland is request-
ing a medical hardship variance for a
second residence on Lot 7, Block 5 of
Peaceful Pines Estates #2 in 7-2-6
Action: K. Lynne Mooney is request-
ing a medical hardship variance renewal
for a second residence on Tract 6 of
Dale Subdivision in 11-3-6
Action: L. Debra Van Sambeek is re-
questing a medical hardship variance re-
newal for a second residence on Tract
B1 in the S2NW of 22-6-5
Action: M. Dale & Arlene Delker have
a plat of Tract 1 of Delker Subdivision
and Lot 7R, Block 1 of Blood Subdivision
in the W2NW of 10-2-8
15. Scheduled Items
Action, Discussion: A. Section Line
Classification
Brett Burditt came before Board to
ask for reclassification of a section line
located in the south half of the section
line between Sections 11 and 12, Town-
ship 6 North, Range 14 East and the
section line between Sections 13 and 14,
Township 6 North, Range 14 East to
non- motorized because of the topogra-
phy.
Meade County Deputy State’s Attor-
ney Ken Chleborad was on hand and
discussed SDCL 31-18-3 which allow
changes in classification to a section
line.
Chuck Houston, Bureau of Land
Management Officer explained that the
section line goes through steep topogra-
phy and the road to the side is private
property and people are using the road.
He would also support the reclassifica-
tion and restricting it to non-motorized
use.
Motion to set a hearing for reclassifi-
cation of a section line for December 5,
at 10:00 AM.
Motion by Cammack, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Motion to go into executive session
for personnel.
Motion by Cammack, second by
Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Motion to go out of executive session
and return to regular session.
Motion by Rausch, second by Hei-
dgerken.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries.
Yea: Aker, Creed, Cammack, Hei-
dgerken, Rausch.
Adele Hardy, Mindy Heubert and
Lacy Brown from SDSU Extension came
before the Board to discuss signature
programs. They updated the Board on
Extension activities and answered ques-
tions of the Board. The Board was given
packets and encouraged to visit the
i.Grow.org on the web.
Discussion, Information: B. Tour of
Mountain Pine Beetle Areas
The Board went on a tour of the
Mountain Pine Beetle Areas.
16. Adjourn
Action, Procedural: A. Adjourn the
Meeting
Motion to adjourn the meeting.
Motion by Creed, second by Rausch.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries. Yea:
Aker, Creed, Cammack, Heidgerken,
Rausch.
APPROVED:
_______________________________
Alan Aker, Chairman
ATTEST:_______________________
Lisa Schieffer, Auditor
Published November 21, 2012 at the
total approximate cost of $421.87
NOTICE TO
BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received by the
Meade County Commissioners at the
Meade County Auditor’s Office located at
1300 Sherman Street, Suite 126 Sturgis,
South Dakota 57785 on or before 10:00
AM December 5, 2012 for the following:
GASOLINE AND DIESEL FUELS FOR
CALENDER yEAR 2013
Bid specifications and bid documents
are available at the Meade County High-
way Department located at 20623 131st
Ave. Sturgis, South Dakota. Bids shall
be presented on the document provided
or in the format directed by Meade
County. Each sealed bid envelope shall
be marked with the words “Sealed Bid”
and shall specify the items, date, and
time of bid opening.
The Board of Commissioners of
Meade County reserve the right to reject
all or any part of the presented bids and
to accept the bid deemed in the best in-
terest of Meade County.
Kenneth L. McGirr
Meade County Highway
Superintendent
Meade County Highway Department
Published November 21 & 28, 2012 at
the total approximate cost of $19.49
Notice of Hearing
Upon Applications
for Sale of Alcoholic
Beverages
Notice is hereby given that the Board
of Meade County Commissioners in the
Meade County Offices Building (Erskine
Bldg.) Sturgis, SD, on December 5,
2012, at 10:00 a.m. will consider renewal
applications for the 2013-licensing year.
Said applicants are as follows:
LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWALS FOR
2013
American Legion Post 315, Inc.,
Ellsworth AFB (retail on-sale liquor, Sun-
day on-sale)
Vicki McKee, McKee’s Pub & Grill,
Black Hawk (retail on-sale liquor, pack-
age off-sale liquor, Sunday on-sale)
MSJ Dining, Inc. (formerly ESL Din-
ing, Inc.) – Elk Creek Steakhouse &
Lounge, Inc., Piedmont (retail on-sale
liquor, Sunday on-sale)
Full Throttle Saloon and Camp-
ground, LLC., Sturgis (retail on-sale
liquor, Sunday on-sale)
Hagg Hospitality, LLC., Piedmont (re-
tail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-sale)
Howes Store, Robert & LaVonne
Hansen, Howes (package off-sale liquor)
A.T. Elk LLC, Elk Creek Resort, Pied-
mont (retail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-
sale)
Reno’s Inc., Reno’s Casino, Black
Hawk (retail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-
sale, package off-sale liquor)
Shep & Deb’s Casino, Debbie Rich-
mond, Black Hawk (retail on-sale liquor,
Sunday on-sale)
Buffalo Chip Campground LLC., Stur-
gis (retail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-sale)
Sacora Station LLC, Sacora Station,
Piedmont (retail on sale liquor, Sunday
on-sale)
Country Stores, Inc., Black Hawk
(package off-sale liquor)
Robert S. Q. Phelps, The Barn, Pied-
mont (retail on-sale liquor, Sunday
on-sale)
Glencoe Entertainment, LLC., Sturgis
(retail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-sale 1
of 2)
Glencoe Entertainment, LLC., Sturgis
(retail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-sale 2
of 2)
Broken Spoke Campground LLC.,
Sturgis (retail on-sale liquor, Sunday on-
sale)
Barrelhouse LLC., Piedmont – Retail
On-Off Sale Wine;
Tamalyn Schaeffer, The Garage
Sports Bar – Retail On-Off Sale Wine;
Notice is further given that any per-
son, persons, or their attorney may ap-
pear at said scheduled public hearing
and present objections to any or all ap-
plicants, if any objections there be.
Dated at Sturgis, SD, this 13th day of
November, 2012.
/s/ Lisa Schieffer, Meade County Auditor
Published November 21 & 28, 2012 at
the total approximate cost of $48.07
NOTICE OF PUBLIC
HEARING
WHEREAS, SDCL Chpt.12-5 author-
izes municipalities to lease municipally
owned property to private individuals;
and
WHEREAS, the City of Faith is the
owner of certain real property, here-
inafter described, commonly known as
The portions of the E1/2, E1/2 W1/2 of
Section 21 and the NE1/4 SW1/4, E1/2
NW1/4, E1/2 NE1/4, W1/2 NE1/4 of Sec-
tion 28, Township 12 North, Range 17
E.B.H.M., Meade County, South Dakota,
which are adjacent to the southwest bor-
der of Durkee Lake; and
WHEREAS, the City of Faith will con-
duct a public hearing pursuant to the re-
quirements set forth in SDCL Chpt. 12-5
the City Council will adopt a Resolution
of Intent to Enter Into Lease on the 4th
day of December, 2012 during a regu-
larly scheduled City Council Meeting be-
ginning at 6:00 P.M (MST) in the
Community Room of the Community
Center to determine if it is in the best in-
terest of the City to lease the above de-
scribed. The lease will be a three year
lease and start January 1, 2013.
All interested citizens are encouraged
to attend. Individuals needing assistance
pursuant to the Americans with Disabili-
ties Act should contact the City Finance
Office (605-967-2261) in advance of the
meeting to make any necessary
arrangements.
Published November 21, 2012 for a toal
approximate cost of $14.44
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NOTICE OF BIDS
Notice is hereby given that the Com-
mon Council for the City of Faith, South
Dakota will receive sealed bids for the
lease of 360 acres more or less, located
on the South West side of the Durkee
Lake, Meade County, South Dakota.
Lease will be for a three year period be-
ginning January 1, 2013 and ending De-
cember 31, 2015. Bids are to be
submitted on the Bid Form available at
the City Finance Office.
Bids will be received by the Mayor
and Council until 6:00 PM MST on the
4th of December 2012 at which time the
bids will be publicly opened in the Com-
munity Room of the Faith Community
Center, Faith, South Dakota.
Each bid must be accompanied by a
certified check, bank draft or cashier’s
check in the amount of the first year’s
bid. Each sealed bid must be clearly
marked “Bid for Leasing Durkee Lake
Land”.
The Mayor and Council reserve the
right to reject any and all bids received
and to accept the bid that is to the best
advantage of and interest of the City of
Faith, South Dakota.
City of Faith, South Dakota
Debbie Brown, Finance Officer
Published November 21 & 28, 2012 for
a total approximate cost of $24.03
NOTICE OF BID
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
Common Council for the City of Faith,
South Dakota will receive bids for the
purchase of aviation fuel. Bidder may
consider a volume of 10,000 gallons
more or less of aviation fuel. All bidders
are asked to include the base price plus
the itemized tax. Aviation fuel will be bid
delivered to the Faith Municipal Airport.
Bids are to be submitted on the Bid Form
available at the City of Faith Finance Of-
fice. The bid must be clearly marked
“Aviation Fuel Bid”.
Bids will be received by the Mayor
and Common Council at the office of the
Finance Officer in the City of Faith,
South Dakota until 5:45 p.m., mountain
standard time, on the 4th day of Decem-
ber, 2012, at which time the bids will be
publicly opened that same day at the
regular meeting room of the Common
Council in the Municipal Building, Faith,
South Dakota.
The Mayor and Common Council re-
serve the right to reject any and all bids
received and to accept the bid that is to
the best advantage of and in the best in-
terest of the City of Faith, South Dakota.
By order of the Common Council of
the City of Faith, South Dakota.
City of Faith,
________________________________
Debbie Brown, Finance Officer
Published November 21 & 28, 2012 for
a total approximate cost of $25.32
NOTICE OF
HEARING ON
SUPPLEMENTING
BUDGET Fy2012
WHEREAS, the County of Meade,
South Dakota, did not provide sufficient
revenue by the final adoption of the
budget for the year beginning January 1,
2012, and ending December 31, 2012,
necessary to enable the county to con-
duct the indispensable functions of gov-
ernment, wherein notice is hereby given
that the Board of Meade County Com-
missioners at the Meade County Court-
house, Sturgis, SD, on December 5,
2012 at 10:00 a.m. will consider the fol-
lowing supplements:
Election Budget 101-5-120-426.1 –
$8,500
Court Appointed Attorney 101-5-155-
422 – $20,000
Poor Relief 101-5-411-429.6 –
$35,000
Mental Illness 101-5-441-429.5 –
$5,000
24/7 248-5-212-426.1 – $2,000
(cash thru 248)
Title III 216-5-221-429.5 –
$64,270.61 (cash thru 216)
Capitol Project 300-5-161-422
$72,133 – (cash thru 300)
Law Library 766-5-153-426.1 –
$750.00 (cash thru 766)
Notice is further given that any per-
son, persons, or their attorney may ap-
pear at said scheduled public hearing
and present objections to any or all ap-
plicants, if any objections there be.
Dated at Sturgis, SD, this 13th day of
November, 2012.
/s/ Lisa Schieffer,
Meade County Auditor
Published November 21 & 28, 2012 at
the total approximate cost of $27.93
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building & ground maintenance.
Info atwww.custer.govoffice.com or
605-673-4824. EOE.
Help Wanted/Drivers: OWNER OP-
ERATORS NEEDED Refrigerated
Division, join our experienced team
of seasoned professionals. Termi-
nals in KS, SD, TN, NM. 2 years
OTR experience. Call 800-796-
8200 x103.
SKILLED MEAT CUTTER POSI-
TION available at West Side Meats,
Mobridge, SD. Competitive wages,
good benefits, affordable housing
available. For application or more
information call 605-845-2271 or
email grandriverbison@yahoo.com.
PERKINS COUNTY HIGHWAY
DEPT. has opening for Mechanic
and Equipment operators. Good
Benefits. Applications are avail-
able at Courthouse in Bison, SD or
call 605-244-5629.
FOR SALE
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
605-280-1067
LOG HOMES
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,
www.goldeneagleloghomes.com.
NOTICES
ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS
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
details.
OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
$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.
Monday:
Breakfast: Burritos
Lunch: Hot Hamburger – $4.29
Sandwich: BBQ Chicken
Tuesday:
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch: Tacos – $4.29
Sandwich: Rueben
Wednesday:
Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy
Lunch: Asian – $4.29
Sandwich: Hamburger
Thursday:
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch: Casserole – $4.29
Sandwich: Philly Steak & Cheese
Friday:
Breakfast: Burritos
Lunch: 2 Piece Chicken Dinner – $4.29
Sandwich: Hamburger
…The Better Choice
Prairie Oasis Mall 605-967-2622
Faith, SD
FOR SALE
FOR SALE: Several nice used
sofas and loveseats, Dels, I-90
exit 63, Box Elder, 390-9810.
F9-3tp
FOR SALE: 2004 Premier Mac
Don 2952 I self propelled
windrower with 18 foot 922
header and conditioner with dou-
ble swath. Always shedded,low
hours. Extra guards, sickle, all
parts togo with $55000. Nina
Vansickel, 748-2444.
NOTICES
APARTMENTS AVAILABLE:
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
PASTURE WATER LINES
with trencher and backhoe, Live-
stock Water Systems. 10 1/2
miles south of Maurine, 605-748-
2473 Merle Vig. F2-tfc
CARD OF THANKS
I wish to thank everyone for
the cards, gifts and for attending
my 80th birthday party in Stur-
gis. I was “surprised” and hon-
ored. Special thanks to my sister,
Lucille Duprel, for all the work,
planning and great food. And to
family and friends who came
from Arizona, Montana,
Wyoming, North Dakota and
around South Dakota. And to my
ARROW TRANSIT SERVICE
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!
husband, Lorren, who I am told
“thought up” the event.
Love to all,
Florence Moreland