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November 28, 2012
The Farmers State Bank is
sponsoring a Food Drive from No-
vember 26th through December
10th. The bank will be accepting
all non-perishable items in the
front lobby of the Bank. All items
will be donated to the Faith Com-
Cole Elshere joined the PRCA
in 2010 and it didn’t take him
long to qualify for his first trip to
the Wrangler National Finals
Rodeo in Las Vegas, earning al-
most $66,000, placing him in the
top 15 in the world in saddle
Cole grew up on his folk’s
ranch north of Faith, along with
his sister Kami. Like most young
cowboys, he became involved in 4-
H, where he started his riding ca-
reer, riding his first saddle bronc
at Rodeo Bible Camp when he
was 13.
Cole attended grade school in
the country and came to Faith for
his four years of high school. Cole
participated in football and was a
member of the FHS Rodeo Club.
In those four years as a member
of the club he rode bulls, bareback
and saddle bronc, and even team
roped and steer wrestled. In those
four years he qualified for the
State High School Rodeo four
times and won Sr. All Around his
senior year. Cole also qualified for
the National HS Rodeo in saddle
bronc, bulls and bareback his sen-
ior year. Cole went on to Gillette
College where he was on the
rodeo team competing in bulls,
saddle bronc and some bareback.
Cole credits his ability to ride
to God. His biggest influences are
his cousins, Ryan and J.J.
Elshere, and his Dad who’s al-
ways been there to help him prac-
tice. Cole knew he wanted to be a
bronc rider because he wanted to
be like those cousins.
Cole’s traveling partners have
been  Chuck Schmidt, Troy
Crowser, and Jesse Bail. He has
gone to 100 Pro rodeos, 6 PRS
rough stock rodeos, and 6 bronc
matches and has driven 100,000
miles and got on a dozen flights.
They don’t just rodeo when on the
road. They’ve had a lot of fun in
between rodeos like going snow-
boarding, and going to a water-
park. Jesse Bail and Troy
Crowser got the chance to help
Flying 5 Stock Contracters rope
and cut bucking horse studs.
They appreciate Dwayne Vig fly-
ing them around on the 4th of
July and he also appreciates his
sponsors, Panhandle Slim, Sweet-
pro, and Rodeomart.
Cole’s had several PRCA wins
and places this past season. He
won the NILE Pro Rodeo in
Billings, MT, Yellowstone River
Round-Up in Billings, Range
Days Rodeo, Rapid City, Buffalo
Bill Rodeo, N. Platte, NE, and
North Central Rodeo, Medford,
WI. He was co-champ at New
Mexico State Fair Rodeo, Albu-
querque, American Royal Rodeo
in Kansas City, MO, and Guy-
mon Pioneer Days Rodeo, Okla-
homa. Cole says his favorite rodeo
is the Days of ‘76 because of its
“hometown feel”.
When Cole is not rodeoing, he
ranches with his folks and breaks
horses. In his spare time he en-
joys hunting, watching pro foot-
ball and playing cribbage.
This young man, who turns 23
on December 12th, is riding high.
Cole is ranked 13th in the world
which is pretty darn good for his
first year. With his talent and
ability, I’m sure we’ll be seeing
and hearing much more of him in
the future at the NFR. Who
knows, he could be another Billy
Etbauer! We wish him the best of
luck at his first showing! I know
we’ll all be watching him, if not
there, then on television, and
cheering him on next month! He’ll
have some competition from the
other South Dakotan, Chad Fer-
ley, who will also be competing in
saddle bronc at the Finals.
There will be a send-off party
for Cole this Friday night at the
VFW with a potluck supper at 6.
Go down and wish him luck!
*Portions of this article were
reprinted from an earlier story on
Cole that was in the 2012 Black
Hills Stock Show Special Edition.
Cole Elshere making his first WNFR
By Loretta Passolt
Faith City Council met at 5:00
on Tuesday, Nov. 20th. Council
meets at 5:30 the first Tuesday of
the month and 5:00 on the third
Tuesday when they have commit-
tee reports.
Patty Hauser, bar manager,
said they sold the tv in bar and
would like to get a flat screen to
replace it. Also the cooler behind
the bar should be replaced. She
has karaoke scheduled for New
Year’s Eve and would like to have
a Ladies Night before the end of
the year. Mayor Haines asked if
they could possibly hold a crib-
bage tournament one night a
week, for 6 weeks or so. Patty was
willing if someone would help.
Jerry Spencer offered to help her
and will meet with her to work
out the details.
Donn Dupper thanked Council
for the additional funds for a
bucket truck. With the additional
dollars he thought they should be
able to find a pretty good one. He
also said they need to start plan-
ning for snow removal, and noti-
fying those who park on the
Police Chief Frankfurth said
the ordinance regarding towing
vehicles that park on the streets
needs to be in the paper. Hoss
gave Cindy’s ambulance report.
The ambulance door at the hall
got wrecked recently. They are
waiting for an insurance esti-
mate. The ambulance had 16
runs in October and 12 drivers li-
censes were transacted. He sug-
gested maybe the three heaters in
the ambulance barn should be
moved. The ambulances sit in
front of them so the heaters run
constantly trying to warm the
building. Nolan and Fred Hulm
are working on quotes. He also
wondered about an electric
garage door opener.
Council went into further dis-
cussion on a bucket truck. Donn
would like to draw up the specs
for an All-Tech truck so it works
with their equipment. He called
several places and some are re-
conditioned rigs, but almost like
new. If they can’t find one this
year maybe they can carry it over
to next year. Dupper will meet
with Atty. Bogue about drawing
up the specs for advertising for an
All-Tech truck.
Donn reported that the water
tower needs some repair work on
the bottom. Some of the cover has
torn off so the pipes they are not
insulated. Insurance will cover
Continued on Page 3
City Council discusses snow
removal By Loretta Passolt
munity Action Team.
Please support this local effort
to feed the needy in our commu-
nity. If you have any questions,
please contact Chelsi or Shara at
Farmers State Bank sponsoring
community Food Drive
Region Oral Interp ... David Ruth and Drew Vance placed at
the Region Oral Interp contest in Pierre and will be advancing to the
State competition in Yankton this Friday.
Photo by Marcia Samuelson
Cole Elshere...scored 89 points on “Pocahontas” in 2012.
Photo courtesy of James Fain, Fain Photographic, Logan, UT
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M. Roger Westerberg, 78, of
Sturgis and formally of Faith SD,
died Monday, November 19, 2012
at his home in Sturgis.
He lived in Mitchell, SD from
age three to twenty-five years; ex-
cept for the three years in the US
Marine Corps. He graduated from
high school in 1951. He graduate
from Dakota Wesleyan Univer-
sity in 1958 and earned two Mas-
ter’s Degrees from South Dakota
State University. He was married
in 1956 and later divorced in
1988. He was blessed with four
sons, Duke, Bill, Jim, and Curtis
who was born and died in 1961. 
Survivors include three sons,
M. Roger (Duke) Westerberg,
Philip SD, William R. Wester-
berg, Philippines, and James B.
Westerberg, Redding, CA and
four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, and a son Curtis.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Black Hills Funeral
Roger Westerberg
Funeral services for Ingrid H.
Gebhart, age 88, of Meadow, SD
were held at 10:30 a.m. on Satur-
day, November 24, 2012 at the In-
dian Creek Lutheran Church
near Meadow, SD.  Rev. Bob Ed-
wards officiated with burial in the
Chance Cemetery.
Special music was provided by
Carol Nelson, organist.
Ingrid Hjordis (Flatmoe) Geb-
hart was born July 12, 1924 to
Christopher and Petra (Kornstad)
Flatmoe at Skage in Namdalen,
Norway. Ingrid was baptized that
same year at Overhalla Church in
Skage. On June 15, 1941 Ingrid
was confirmed at Indian Creek
Church at Chance, SD.
In May of 1929, with the en-
couragement of Petra’s family,
who were already in America,
Christopher and Petra Flatmoe
and their 4 children Hanna, In-
grid, Clara and Iver sailed for
America aboard the Slavangers-
fjord. One of Ingrid’s memories of
the voyage was her dad holding
Iver up by the railings and being
scared that he might drop him
overboard. After 9 days on the
boat the family arrived at Ellis Is-
land on May 25, 1929. They
boarded a train and continued to
Lemmon, SD where they were
met by Petra’s mother, Karin
Gustofson, and her brother Knute
Kornstad. From there the family
rode in a 1927 Whippit car to her
Grandparent’s farm near Coal
Springs, SD. This was the fam-
ily’s first car ride.
Ingrid started school in the fall
of 1930 at Coal Springs, she could
not speak a word of English at the
time. Her teacher was Leone
McMahon, who became a life-long
friend. Ingrid and Hanna would
sit around the kitchen table in the
evening and teach English to
their parents. Ingrid and Hanna
finished grade school in 1938 and
started at Meadow Central High
School the next fall. The fall of
1940 they continued their educa-
tion at Lemmon High School,
graduating with the Class of
On December 25, 1943 Ingrid
was united in marriage to Arnold
Gebhart. They began their life to-
gether on a farm 7 miles north-
east of Glad Valley. To this union
6 children were born. In 1965
they purchased her parents’ place
and moved back to the Coal
Springs area. According to Ingrid
her greatest accomplishment in
life was being a mother to her 6
children.  She was very proud of
her family.
She was a long time member of
Indian Creek Lutheran Church.
She was very active in the ladies
aide.  She was known for her lefse
at the Fall Dinners.  She served
many pies and rolls at the Faith
sale barn. Long hours were spent
quilting for the church.
Gardening was especially en-
joyable for Ingrid. She truly loved
nurturing her various vegetable
and flower gardens. She will al-
ways be remembered for her
beautiful flower gardens. She was
an exceptionally good cook, one of
the best! To quote a neighbor,
“She could make anything taste
good.” There was always enough
food for everyone who stopped at
meal time and nobody ever left
her table hungry. Her children
and grandchildren will never for-
get her Norwegian goodies, raisin
cookies, and especially her deli-
cious caramel rolls.
In September of 2007 she
moved into the Five Counties
Nursing Home in Lemmon. Over
the next five years the staff be-
came part of her family. She re-
mained there until her passing,
Nov.17, 2012 with her family at
her side.
Hard work and honesty were
traits passed on to Ingrid from
her parents. She was a respected
member of her community. Ingrid
was ready with a helping hand
whenever it was needed. Her
faith and beliefs set an admiral
example for others. Her children,
grandchildren and great grand-
children have wonderful memo-
ries of this remarkable lady. She
will be greatly missed by all who
knew her.
Grateful for sharing her life
are her two sons and daughters-
in-law, Mike and Jane Gebhart,
Meadow, SD and Keith and Deb-
bie Gebhart, Gillette, WY; four
daughters and sons-in-law, Linda
and John Wilkens, Maple Grove,
MN, Leanne and Ken Loeschke,
Rapid City, SD, Lenai and Larry
Lauriston, Birmingham, AL and
Virginia and Kirk Milles, Rock-
ford, WA; 16 grandchildren; 22
great-grandchildren; two brothers
and three sisters-in-law, Harold
and Lillian Flatmoe, Meadow, SD
and Ken and Charlotte Flatmoe,
Sturgis, SD, Helen Flatmoe,
Rapid City, SD; two sisters and
one brother-in-law, Hanna and
George Allen Iverson, Murdo, SD
and Clara Duncan, Mobridge, SD;
and numerous nieces and
Ingrid was preceded in death
by her parents, Chris and Petra;
one brother, Iver; one grandson,
Ryan Scott; her niece, Carol Flat-
moe; her great-niece, Carrie Beth
Flatmoe;   and life-long friend
Leone McMahon.
Visitation was Friday, Novem-
ber 23, 2012 followed by a family
service all at the Evanson-Jensen
Funeral Home in Lemmon.
In lieu of flowers a memorial
has been established.
Condolences may be sent
through our website at www.fu-
Ingrid H. Gebhart
Northern Hills
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DEC. 19, 2012
Wed., DEC. 5, 2012
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November 28, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 3
email us at faithind@faithsd.com
For the the past 27 years, Las
Vegas has gone country for 10
days in December as the city
hosts the Wrangler National Fi-
nals Rodeo where world champi-
onships are decided.
This year’s rodeo is December
6-15 and will feature 10 nights of
the best contestants from the Pro-
fessional Rodeo Cowboys Associa-
tion and Women’s Professional
Rodeo Association. Up for grabs is
over six million dollars in prize
money and world championships
in bareback riding, steer
wrestling, team roping, saddle
bronc riding, tie-down roping,
women’s barrel racing and bull
South Dakota will be well rep-
resented with six qualifiers for
this year’s WNFR. There are two
qualifiers in saddle bronc riding,
Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, who won
the world championship in 2006,
and Cole Elshere, Faith, who has
qualified for the first time. Ferley
is making his sixth appearance at
the WNFR and will enter the
rodeo in sixth place with $76,366.
Elshere is in 13th with $65,837.
Todd Suhn, Hermosa, has
qualified for the 16th time in
ninth place with $66,136. This
year’s qualification ties him with
Byron Walker, Ennis, Texas, for
the second most WNFR qualifica-
tions in steer wrestling. Roy Du-
vall, Boynton, Okla., is first with
Representing the barrel racers
will be Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs,
and Nikki Steffes, Vale. Lockhart
has qualified for the sixth consec-
utive time. She will start the
rodeo in ninth place with $72,462.
This is Steffes’ first qualification.
She started the year with a big
win at the Fort Worth Stock Show
and Rodeo and over $10,000 last
February. Steffes had an out-
standing college career while at-
tending the University of
Wyoming where she won the
women’s national all-around title
twice. She will be attending den-
tal school in the future but has
put that on hold to take advan-
tage of having an outstanding
horse, Dash Ta Vanilla, that she
calls “Nilla.” They are in sixth
place in the regular season stand-
ings with $86,722.
Making his second appearance
in the bull riding will be Timber
Lake’s Ardie Maier. Maier quali-
fied in 2010, but injuries kept him
from making the trip in 2011.
This year he is in sixth place in
the world standings with $90,191.
To compete at the WNFR, con-
testants had to be among the top
15 in the world standings. They
traveled across the United States
paying their own entry fees and
expenses hoping to earn enough
money to be among the elite ath-
letes who advance to rodeo’s
championship event. The WNFR
has seen continued growth in
prize money and fan support
since it moved to Las Vegas. Each
contestant will compete in 10 in-
dividual rounds which will pay
the winner $18,257. On December
15 their total scores and times
will be added together for average
placings. First place in that cate-
gory will win $46,820 and a sad-
dle as the WNFR champion.
World championships are de-
termined by adding a contestant’s
WNFR and regular season earn-
ings together. Those champions
have the esteemed honor of wear-
ing the traditional gold buckle
that signifies they are the world’s
best in the sport of rodeo.
Jess Tierney, Hermosa, sits
12th in the all-around standing.
He qualified for the steer roping
by taking the seventh place spot.
The National Finals Steer Rop-
ing, held separately from the
WNFR, was November 8-9 in
Guthrie, Okla.
Area riders to compete in
Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Dear Editor:
From a recent AP story: “GOP-
led states warming to the health
care law” is terribly misleading.
Unreported are at least 17 states
who have rejected the mandates
in Obamacare. For example, Mon-
tana and Wyoming just passed
initiated measures prohibiting
both state and federal govern-
ment from ‘mandating anyone to
purchase health insurance.”
Wyoming’s Constitutional
Amendment states: “No fed-
eral or state law, rule or ad-
ministrative decision shall
compel, directly or indirectly,
any person, employer, or
health care provider to par-
ticipate in any health care
system. Plus, their Governor
has refused to set up Oba-
macare’s mandated state in-
surance exchange.
A growing number of con-
cerned citizens of this Republic
are no longer willing to recur to
Congress to repeal unconstitu-
tional laws or to file legal com-
plaints in the hope that the courts
will strike down offensive meas-
ures. They understand that while
perhaps commendable, these tac-
tics are futile and offer no guar-
antee of the restoration of
constitutionally ensured freedom.
They refuse to wait on this or that
President, this or that Congress-
man, or this or that political party
to acknowledge their pleas for re-
lief from federal oppression. In-
stead, they unashamedly will
assume their right and their duty
to derail this “long train of abuses
and usurpations” and “provide
new Guards for their future secu-
rity”–the states and themselves.
They are declaring that the col-
lective will of the people acting as
states, are the highest authority
in our government based on solid
precedences of our founders.
Alexander Hamilton and Thomas
Jefferson penned the Kentucky
and Virginia Resolutions of 1798
and 1799 declaring the (federaal)
Alien and Sedition Acts null and
void. Earlier, Federalist #33 and
#45 confirmed that states not
only have the right; they have the
moral and legal obligation to de-
clare certain acts of the federal
government as unconstitutional.
Unfortunately, South Dakota
is not one of these 17 states.
Please contact your legislators
and sinsist they follow our
neioghbors lead and and nullify
Obamacare now!
Gary Veldere
Newell, SD
Dear Editor:
I think the taxpayers of Meade
County need to know that their
commisioners (who are one of the
Letters to the Editor
most of the cost of the repairs. He
thought they should get a rough
inspection of the tank as it’s been
several years. There is some rust
on the outside but the interior
should be in good shape. Council
approved the contract with the
company for inspection up to a
$1500 limit upon Donn’s ap-
proval, without having to go back
to Council for approval.
Donn said there are some peo-
ple who are removing snow from
their driveways, etc. and putting
it in the streets for the city crew
to remove. He didn’t think the
city should be hauling their snow.
He thought maybe letters should
be sent out notifying property
owners of this fact. There are also
some tracter trailers around town
that need a parking area so aren’t
on the street.
Council approved three resolu-
tions: #11-20-12-01 for transfer of
funds, #11-20-12-02 for Capital
Outlay transfers, and #03 for
transfer of lottery funds.
The second reading of Ordi-
nance #301 for Capital Outlay
amounts was approved. Repairs
and Economic Development were
over. Telephone and electrical
were allotted $30,000 in case
needed for a digger truck, etc.
The Festival of Trees will be
held in the Frontier Room begin-
ning November 27th and running
through Dec. 3rd. The display will
be open during Vilas hours. There
will be a wine and cheese tasting
on the 3rd. Groups, businesses,
individuals, whoever can decorate
a tree or wreath to display. These
will be auctioned off on the 3rd
and the proceeds will go to a local
organization or maybe several.
Council approved the City paying
for the wine and cheese.
The Durkee Lake lease was
discussed. Mayor Haines won-
dered if there were any stipula-
tions that they need to change.
Moisture is a big factor in the
lease. Karen thought the grazing
would be better if they have to
move livestock off the land for a
time. She thought they needed to
set a time limit and amount of
livestock allowed. Council ap-
proved changing the lease to sum-
mer grazing from June 1 to
December 1, with a limit of 25
pairs or 35 yearlings allowed. If
we don’t get any moisture they
can always reject any bids. Coun-
cil also discussed moving some of
the fence at the lake. Glen has
been working with Denny Topf
and the landowner about the
Debbie said the guy that does
their gym floor has 6’x100’ rugs
they can purchase that only need
to be vacuumed. Council will fin-
ish out this year with their cur-
rent supplier then purchase
these, which will save them
money in the long run.
City Council Continued from Page 1
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to have your prescription filled in-town, on the same day:
1. Have your physician fax in your prescription to our pharmacy
2. Bring us your empty refill bottle
3. Call Vilas wi th your physician and prescription information
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highest paid in the state) just
gave themselves a raise, yet cut
the coroner’s wages $12,000  a
year recently. He has been at this
position for 11 years it'a a 24-7
job, with each call taking from 2
to 5 hours, depending on the situ-
ation, and where it's at. He has
never had anyone wanting to take
the job away from him. Our
county is huge, and if he's called,
he goes.
I feel this cut should be ques-
tioned, how do they justify their
raise, and take that much away
from the coroner’s job. Hopefully
he can get some public support...
This is a thankless job, but he has
done it well, and has been very
dedicated. I wonder how many of
them would do the job for what
they are now paying the coroner’s
Gerrie Fischer
Sturgis, SD
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By Kay Ingalls
John O'Grady came to visit
and have dinner with friends,
John and Carmen Heidler on
Faye and Diane Fees went to
Rapid City on Wednesday for
Faye to keep an eye appointment
and stopped in Sturgis to see
Margie Ingalls.
Gwen Fogelman Miller and
friend Barry from Sioux Falls
came on Wednesday to visit and
spend Thanksgiving with her
folks and brother, Glenn and
Margaret Fogelman and
Dan. They left for home on Sun-
day after church. Brandon, Lyn-
dee, Grace and Avery Fogelman
came and joined the group for
Thanksgiving Day.
Wednesday night, Thad and
Dakota Dunn and family from
Ft.Collins, CO and Travis and
Chandelle Brink a family  from
Box Elder arrived at the Dwayne
and Zona Vig home.  Thursday
morning, Zona's nephew, Andy
McLeish and family, Paul and
Cheyenne Winkler and family
from Newell, Tracy and Aurora
Keffeler and family from Gillette,
WY, as well as Hope, JT and
Kelsey Vig joined the family for
Thanksgiving dinner.  By Satur-
day night all had headed home
except for the Brinks who left
Sunday morning.  Landan Brink
is staying longer so he flew to
Prairie City with his grandpa
who was preaching there on Sun-
day morning.
I took Rod Ingalls down to
Plainview to the Hlavka repair
shop to pick up one of the ranch
pickups he had repaired for us.
We took the road through Marcus
and did a lot of visiting about my
growing up time and who lived
where.  Was wishing I had the
time to have visited a bit with
Sally Hlavka but needed to get
back home. Maybe another day.
Howard and I, Rod, Tracy,
Justin, Nathan and Jason Ingalls
traveled to Roch and Rita Best-
gens to join some of their family
for Thanksgiving dinner, visiting
and game playing. The Robert In-
galls family were to Chuck and
Ula Fowlkes for their Thanksgiv-
ing gathering. Nathan stayed
overnight in Rapid and then
joined friends to go to Sioux Falls
area for some bird hunting.
Marlin and Ethel Ingalls went
over to Newcastle, WY to the
home of Steve and Sheryl
Lesmeister, Cody and Jesse for
Thanksgiving.  Marla and Kaylee
Griffith, Christy, Shawn and Sab-
rina from Gillette, WY joined the
group as well.
Missed Bernice Lemmel with
her news this morning but I do
know they hosted family at their
home for Thanksgiving.
Sam and Cheryl Cowles and
family went to the home of Duane
and JoAnn Wood for Thanksgiv-
Mike Reeve went to Rapid City
to spend Thanksgiving at his
nephew  Aaron Hartwell's home.
Mike's sister Marjorie and
Allen Hartwell were also there.
Walter and Diane Fees joined
kids, Jason, Jake, and Kallie Fees
and others at son Jesse Fees' and
family home at Marcus on
Thanksgiving morning, Kari
Lesmeister Erivez and husband
Marty brought Grandma Dorothy
Heidler with them to John and
Carmen Heidlers. Chip and
Mindy Heidler and girls took her
back when they went home.  OJ
and Leah Heidler came, as did
Cody Lesmeister who has been
staying at their house while
working for Hugh Ingalls. MC
Haley and Frank Rosenau were
also guests.
Diane Fees went to the craft
fair in Belle Fourche on Friday
and got in on some other shop-
Saturday, Randy Fees came to
visit a bit with his mother Faye
Fees and then on up to Walter
and Diane's to help with some
cattle work.  They sorted and
hauled cows into the Faith Live-
stock and he stayed to go the sale
on Monday as well.
Tracy Ingalls left early Satur-
day morning to drive to Chamber-
lain, SD to meet her niece and
pick up her sister Deborah and
bring her back to her home in
John and Carmen Heidler had
company at their home on Satur-
day for dinner and visiting.  They
were friends from Cavalier, ND.
Heilders then made a quick trip
over to Vale for a birthday party
and hurried back to Opal for an-
other birthday party.
Sunday dinner guests of the
Sam Cowles family were Lynn,
Nancy and Katy Miller, Duane
and JoAnn Wood and Marty Vig.
Jason Ingalls and Shelby Cam-
mack joined Rod, Tracy and
Justin Ingalls for Sunday dinner.
Looks like another Thanksgiv-
ing Day “under the belt” in more
ways than one. The weather was
good, but of course, the wind had
to blow and bring a few snow or
ice pellet flurries just to remind
us we are in South Dakota.
Just to have some news for a
change I called around and asked
folks about their Thanksgiving
Sally Hlavka told me she just
stayed home. She will have the
whole group at Christmas so
she’ll catch up on family time
then. Doug and Val Hlavka had
dinner at their house with all the
extended Price/Hlavka family.
Brett and Ashley Price stopped by
on their way home from Brett’s
surgery in Rochester, Minnesota.
He’s got some major recovery
time now but things looked good
the last I heard.
Jim and Vonnie O’Dea spent
Thanksgiving with Dan and
Susan Deichert, Mary, Amy, and
Michael, Holly and Doug Phillips
and Paige and friends of the De-
ichert girls in Spearfish. Jim’s
brother, Dean O’Dea of Vale was
also a Thanksgiving guest of the
Robert and Lacey Won-
dercheck and Quirt drove to
Wyoming to spend Thanksgiving
with the Wondercheck side of the
family. Their day was hosted by
Donita and Grant Munn and fam-
ily of Gillette. Quirt had a won-
derful day because that side of
the family has little kids to play
Amy and Dan, Abigail and
Emily Wicks and Thane Escott,
had cousins of Amy’s from Okla-
homa and friends from Wyoming
to help them celebrate the day.
We were told that Bob and
LaVonne Hansen were having all
their kids for the day but I could
not get them on the phone
tonight. Hope that’s the correct
Allen Waterland went to Min-
nesota to celebrate the holiday
with his sons and their families,
Robert, Ann, Oliver and Otto Wa-
terland and Jon and Ruth Water-
Gretchen, Arlie and Jason
Radway drove to Philip to attend
a Thorsen family gathering that
was held at the Legion Hall.
Gretchen said Greta had friends
over that day while Matt and
Kendra had her family at their
Harold drove us to New Under-
wood to spend the day at the
home of Kim and George Langen-
dorfer and Shane. Joining us
were Marv and Norma Williams
of Owanka, Jill, Ted, Daniel,
Mathew, Timothy and Emma
Schilling, and Chet, Kristen, and
Kadence Kilmer all of Spearfish.
Kristen will have her cancer
check-up next week so we are
praying all goes well.
Tucker and Bev Hudson drove
to Burke, SD on Wednesday to
spend Thanksgiving with Brad
and Tela Hutchison family.
D’Anne Thompson’s sister,
Kelly LaRue, and mother, Maxine
Bongard, of Rapid City were
guests of D’Anne, Bub, Amanda
and Troy Thompson. Harold and
I joined them for supper that
Amanda Thompson now has a
part-time job in Rapid City at a
large department store. She had
to be at work by 4:00 Friday
morning so the clerks were ready
for the 4:30 opening. She got off
work at 9:00 or 9:30 that night. I
know many people like this big
sales event but I’m not one of
them. I am saddened by the way
we have turned all of our holidays
into commercialized zoos! I still
believe in shopping at home as
much as we can. I know folks who
drive to Rapid City to buy gro-
ceries because there was a sale on
beans and they saved 3 cents per
can. Honey, you better buy a lot of
beans to make up for the 40-50
dollars of gas you just spent get-
ting there plus the meals for all
the family members. When your
sewer/water system breaks down
on a holiday who will stay open
for you to “run to town” for re-
pairs? I don’t think anyplace but
Faith would “set your item out
front” so you can pick it up when
you get to town. Who sponsors
your child’s sports teams, 4-H
events and school activities? I
never did get anything out of Wal-
mart, Kmart, Target, etc.,  but I
sure have from all the Faith busi-
nesses and the little area folks.
I’ve never forgotten the time
Lorena Derflinger crawled under
my Expedition to retrieve the
money I dropped on the street!
Don’t get service like that at a big
bank!! Look around, spend some
of your money in your hometown
so we can continue to have a
The weekend before Thanks-
giving, Tucker and Bev Hudson
went to Spearfish to watch Win-
ston, Wacey and Wregan Brown
in the Little Britches Rodeo on
Saturday and Sunday at the 7
Down Arena. They were
overnight guests of Ed and Joyce
Buccholz in Belle Fourche.
Helen Kilness and Gene Cren-
shaw have been guests of Gwen
Kilness and family this past
week. Monday afternoon, Marv
and Norma Williams, Harold Wa-
terland and Quirt Wondercheck
called on Gwen, Helen and Gene
for an afternoon of visiting. Helen
and Gene flew back toCalifornia
on Friday.
Robert Wondercheck and Nick
Caspers spent two days in Wor-
land, Wyo. grooming bulls this
past weekend. They drove in
snow and sleet coming home Sun-
Vonnie and Jim O’Dea’s grand-
daughter, Amy placed third in the
average of the NRCA finals held
in the Hills this weekend. Con-
gratulations Amy. Vonnie also
mentioned that Amy had headed
for college at Chadron, Nebraska
right after the rodeo today but
ran into such heavy rain at
Olerichs, SD that she could only
drive safely at 40 mph. Some day
it should get us a little moisture.
It keeps tantalizing us but not
quite getting here!  
Don't forget the annual Christ-
mas Party at the Plainview Hall
Sun. Dec. 2. Holiday Court whist
will be played starting around 2,
supper will be at 5. Soups will be
furnished, bring a dessert or
salad. Utensils and drinks will be
furnished. A traveling gift ex-
change will follow the supper. If
you don't want to play whist,
bring a game or just come and
visit. Some folks like to play crib-
bage or dominoes. Gift is to be
from $5-10, mark lady or man.
Everyone welcome.
The annual Christmas Candle-
light Service will be held Sunday
afternoon, December 23rd at4:30
at the Marcus Presbyterian
Church. Pastor Connie will be
traveling onto Faith Methodist
Church for candlelight services at
7 p.m. There will be a snack after
the service so please bring your
favorite Christmas treat to share
with all.
Marcus News
By Vicky Waterland
Farmers State Bank is sponsoring a
Food Drive Nov. 26th – Dec. 10th.
All non-perishable items
will be donated to the
Community Action Team.
Donations can be dropped off in the front
lobby at Farmers State Bank, Main St., Faith
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Lunch: Hot Hamburger – $4.29
Sandwich: BBQ Chicken
Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches
Lunch: Tacos – $4.29
Sandwich: Rueben
Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy
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Breakfast: Burritos
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Faith, SD
Faith News By Loretta Passolt
We had warmer temperatures
the early part of last week, but
Thanksgiving Day was a cold,
windy day, and it’s been cold
since. Temperatures are to be in
the 30s and low 40s this week.
Doris Frankfurth hosted
Thanksgiving dinner at Country-
side Estates. Joining Doris for
dinner were: Carmen Russell of
Dupree, Hoss, Cindy, and Austin
Frankfurth, Brady Gilliland,
Kenny and Donna Teller, Cody
Teller and fiance Ashley, nephew
Rod and Rebecca English and
three children, and a few of the
residents who live there. Doris
said some of the relatives couldn’t
make it due to illness.
About a dozen guests enjoyed
Thanksgiving dinner at the Sen-
ior Center with JR and Sandy
Diane Isaacs and Cindy Escott
went to Rapid City on Thanksgiv-
ing Day and did a little shopping.
They enjoyed breakfast and visit-
ing Friday morning with Jeannie
and Carolyn. They returned home
Friday afternoon.
Mike Fischbach flew in to
Rapid City from Kansas on
Thanksgiving Day and spent a
couple days with Dave and Eldora
at their house in Rapid City last
week. They drove home to Faith
Saturday. Mike got in a little vis-
iting with Noel and Kathy while
they were here. Dave took Mike
back to Rapid City Monday
evening to catch his flight back
home Tuesday morning.
I know the Antrim clan had a
big gathering for Thanksgiving.
Bob was able to be home with
Ryan and Sheila Fisher and
children spent the Thanksgiving
weekend here visiting family.
Rich and Sherry Kokesh were
Thanksgiving dinner guests of
Tom and Carole Sternad.
Paul and I drove over to
Spearfish on Thanksgiving Day
and had dinner with Wes and
Nick at Lucky’s at the Holiday
Inn. The Doaks were all there
eating dinner, too. From there
Paul and I went over to Rapid
City. Melissa joined us there later
in the afternoon. Melissa and I
joined the 3 million plus other
shoppers for Black Friday sales.
We started about 7:30 Thursday
night and went until about 3:30
in the morning. We went back to
the room for about 3 hours and
went back at it for a few more
hours. It was a long night!! But it
was kind of fun.
I know there were many more
with family here visiting for
Thanksgiving but nobody shared.
It sounds like they had a good
time at Robert Ulrich’s surprise
50th birthday party Saturday
night. Happy belated birthday
The girls will have their first
basketball game of the season
next week, on December 6th, and
the boys will open their season on
the 7th. Both games will be away.
Remember the send-off for
Cole Elshere this Saturday night
at the VFW. There is a potluck
supper at 6:00. Join them for sup-
per and wish Cole good luck at his
first NFR.
Page 6• November 28, 2012 • The Faith Independent
Paul’s Feed & Seed of Faith
was honored recently by the
South Dakota Farm Bureau with
the “Friend of Agriculture”
award, in recognition for its serv-
ice to the agriculture community
in Faith and the surrounding
“Farmers and ranchers
couldn’t do what they do without
supportive local businesses that
understand the needs of today’s
agricultural producers,” said
Scott VanderWal, President of
the South Dakota Farm Bureau
and family farmer from Volga,
S.D.  “It is our pleasure to recog-
nize Paul’s Seed & Feed and the
work they do to sustain agricul-
ture in Faith and the surrounding
Businesses are nominated by
their local county Farm Bureau.
SDFB also presented the
“Friend of Agriculture” award to
Olson’s Motor Co. in Clark,
Southwest Grain in Lemmon, and
Philip Livestock Auction in
SD Farm Bureau honors
Paul’s Feed & Seed with
“Friend of Agriculture” Award
PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota
may have experienced its first
highway fatality-free Thanksgiv-
ing holiday in a decade, prelimi-
nary reports to the Department of
Public Safety indicate.
Statistics from Public Safety’s
Office of Accident Records show
that 2003 was the last Thanksgiv-
ing travel period without a
recorded highway fatality in
South Dakota. Late reports from
the past weekend could change
this year’s outcome, but as of mid-
day Monday, Nov. 26, the Office of
Accident Records had received no
reports of fatal crashes in South
Dakota during the period.
“The Thanksgiving travel pe-
riod starts a full month of holiday
travel, meaning more people
going more places,’’ said Col.
Craig Price, superintendent of the
South Dakota Highway Patrol.
“It’s a festive time, but it also can
be stressful and hectic. That
makes it more important than
ever for all of us to be safe. Please
wear seatbelts, obey speed laws
and don’t drink and drive.’’
To drive that point home, the
Highway Patrol kicked off the
holiday travel period on Wednes-
day, Nov. 21, with a high-visibil-
ity Operation Safe campaign.
That statewide effort involved
nearly every uniformed Highway
Patrol member. The primary pur-
pose of Operation Safe was to re-
mind motorists to make safe and
responsible driving decisions dur-
ing their holiday travel.
Statewide during the day-long
Operation Safe campaign on Nov.
21, troopers responded to 31
crashes during the operation,
made six DUI arrests and nine
drug arrests and assisted 38 mo-
torists on the highway.       
Highway Patrol ‘Operation
Safe’ campaign successful
Sr. Citizens Menu Sr. Citizens Menu
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
Mon. Dec. 3: BBQ Chicken
Legs, Baked Potato, Mixed Veg-
etables, Apple
Tue., Dec. 4: Hungarian
Goulash, Cooked Cabbage, Tropi-
cal Fruit
Wed., Dec. 5: French Dip
Sandwich, Potato Salad, Grape
Juice, Vanilla Ice Cream
Thur., Dec. 6: Turkey & Noo-
dles, Spinach, Fruity Slaw, Pears
Fri., Dec. 7: Pork Chop w/Cel-
ery Sauce, Baked Brown Rice,
Broccoli, Cranberry Sauce, Fruit
Sale Time: 10 AM––bred Cattle at 12 NOON
Expecting 800-900 bred cows & bred heifers
D & M Dietterle – (age disp) 60 blk & bldy cows HR 5s
Freeze Branded bred Angus calf April 10
J weiss – 50 Angus cows 5-6's bred Angus calf 3-15
L Weiss – 50 Angus cows 3-9s bred Angus calf 3-15
More bred cows and heifers expected by sale time.
Upcoming Sales:
Monday, December 10: Special weaned calf, yearling & sheep sale
Faith Livestock Commission Co.
(605) 967-2200
A light run of cattle here for our sale on Monday, November
26, with a a steady to higher market on all classes of live-
stock. Feeders are finding out that the run is over.
Thank you for your business.
Brian Spiel
14 .......................blk & bldy steers 434 .............$184.00
18 ......................blk & bldy heifers 444 .............$153.25
Frances Graf
21.........................blk & red steers 490 .............$169.50
13 ......................blk & bldy heifers 478 .............$147.50
Walter Fees
1 .......................................red cow 1475 .............$82.00
1 .......................................red cow 1380 .............$81.00
Elaine Ward
1........................................blk cow 1125 .............$78.00
Kerry Burgee
1........................................blk cow 1640 .............$73.00
consignment of
1........................................blk cow 1635 .............$73.00
1........................................blk cow 1370 .............$69.00
Frances Graf
1....................................baldy cow 1290 .............$73.00
Tye Hale
1....................................baldy cow 1325 .............$69.50
Evelyn Hale
1....................................baldy cow 1505 .............$70.00
Gary Jorgenson
5 .....................................red cows 1468 .............$69.00
Randy Keffeler
1........................................blk cow 1430 .............$71.50
We appreciate your business. Give us a call at 605-967-2200
or www.faithlivestock.com if you have livestock to sell.
We would be glad to visit with you.
Gary Vance – (605) 967-2162 OR Scott Vance – (605) 739-5501
OR CELL: 484-7127 OR Max Loughlin – (605) 244-5990 OR
1-605-645-2583 (cell) OR Glen King 1-605-390-3264 (cell)
November 28, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 7
Football cleats have been hung
up and the volleyball nets torn
down, that can only mean one
thing in Longhorn Country, the
start of the hardwood season.
This year’s season will kick off a
week early with the 2nd Annual
Longhorn PALS Gold Night Sat-
urday, Dec. 1st.
The evening will begin at 6:00
PM at the Faith American Legion
Hall with a spaghetti supper
served by members of both the
boys and girls 2012-2013 basket-
ball squads. During the supper a
silent auction will be held featur-
ing various items including: retro
Longhorn uniforms, Longhorn ap-
parel, Girls State Basketball
memorabilia, plus many more
Following supper the action
2012 LMC Football … Front row, left to right: Caden Smiley, Cody bernstein, Cody Trainor, all are
All Conference. back row, left to right: Skyler welter, Honorable Mention, Lane Foster, All Conference, Marty
Shaff, All Conference, Jesse King, Honorable Mention. Photo by Marcia Samuelson
2012 LMC Volleyball … Left to right: Shanna Selby, Honorable
Mention, Marissa Collins, 2nd Team All Conference, Tearnee Nelson,
1st Eam All Conference, Paige brink, 2nd Team All Conference.
Photo by Marcia Samuelson
will move to the Faith Commu-
nity Center where the Faith HS
girls will divide up for an inter-
squad scrimmage followed by the
boys varsity squaring off in an
inter-squad scrimmage. Plus, the
girls will look to avenge their loss
in last year’s 3 point shooting con-
Tickets for this event can be
purchased from Longhorn Varsity
Boys and Girls basketball players
or by stopping by the high school
office. Tickets cost $25 and admit
two adults to both the supper and
the games, a youth ticket is also
available for children 12 and
under costing $10. Proceeds will
go to benefit Longhorn Athletics.
No general admission tickets to
the game will be sold. For more
information contact Lynn Halli-
gan or Toni Vance.
Second Annual Longhorn PALS Gold Night
Faith Lumber
Faith, SD
Check us out!!
We have gifts for the men
on your Christmas list!!
M & D Food Shop
On The Corner of
Hwy. 212 & Main St.
Faith, SD
PH: 967-2139
Education is Our
#1 Goal
Brandace Dietterle
Dr. of Chiropractic
Alternative Healthcare Clinic
Every Monday
Prairie Oasis Mall
Faith, SD
PH: 605-415-5935
Page 8• November 28, 2012 • The Faith Independent
Every day and every week,
newspapers package and publish
news, information and advertise-
ments in a product that is made
available to the public.
A common piece in all of it is
the name of the newspaper. The
newspaper name almost always
dominates the top of the front
page of the printed newspaper or
the top of the newspaper’s web-
site. In the newspaper business,
we call it the “flag” or the “name-
plate.” But it is much more than
just a newspaper name.
A newspaper's flag is a repre-
sentation of a newspaper’s credi-
bility and brand. It is a
newspaper’s trademark. It tells
those who read the newspaper
that the publisher stands behind
the information found in the
In short, a newspaper flag con-
veys instant familiarity and con-
nection for those who read it. A
newspaper's flag is a powerful
So it is no wonder some south-
eastern South Dakota residents
were confused when they received
a political campaign piece in the
mail just before the November 6
election that looked very similar
to a local weekly newspaper. The
campaign mailer included a flag
that was similar in design and
type style to the local weekly
newspaper, the Dakota Dunes
North Sioux City Times.
The campaign mailer, called
the “Lincoln Union County
Times,” was paid for by the Union
County Republican Party, whose
chairman is state Senator Dan
Lederman, as a promotional piece
for GOP candidates.
Shortly after the campaign
mailer showed up in mailboxes,
Times Publisher Bruce Odson
began receiving calls from local
residents confused by it. Was his
newspaper responsible for this
campaign literature? Odson as-
sured them he was not.
Nevertheless, the confusion
was out there. A few days later,
Odson published a front-page
story in his newspaper, telling
readers that the real Times was
not responsible for the political
campaign “Times” and that he did
not appreciate confusion by it or
the apparent deception intended
by those responsible for it.
Newspaper publishers take se-
riously their job of publishing ac-
curate, fair information and
building trust with their readers.
Businesses big and small in-
vest millions of dollars to build
and promote their image and
brand. Ford’s blue oval. McDon-
ald's golden arches. Apple’s little
apple. All designed to instantly
connect with their customers.
Newspapers do the same thing
with their flag. Most South
Dakota newspapers have been
conveying a connection with their
readers and a sense of public
trust via their newspaper flag for
more than a century.
Any unauthorized use of that
newspaper's brand and trade-
mark undermines that connection
and trust. Apple would not like it
if someone misused its iconic logo.
South Dakota newspaper publish-
ers don’t like it either when some-
one abuses the trust and
connection they have worked
hard to build with their readers
and community.
It’s been said that imitation is
the sincerest form of flattery. And
perhaps we should be flattered
Political campaign mailer confuses readers,
threatens newspaper’s independent credibility
by David Bordewyk, S.D. Newspaper Assoc.
that a political campaign would
emulate one of our newspapers to
further its agenda. But the risk of
confusing our readers and poten-
tially weakening our credibility as
an independent source of informa-
tion is simply too steep a price to
November 28, 2012 • The Faith Independent • Page 9
HO! HO! HO! The holiday sea-
son is in full swing. Many of us are
busy shopping and planning get
togethers with family, friends, and
loved ones. As we enjoy this holi-
day season, the number of fami-
lies traveling makes our roads and
highways busier than usual.
Plan ahead to insure you and
your loved ones arrive at your hol-
iday festivities safely by following
these basic driving tips.
•Click it! It only takes about 3
seconds to make sure every seat-
belt and everyone in your vehicle
is “clicked” in place. It might be
the most important 3 seconds of
your holiday. 
•Distracted driving is
DUMB driving. With the in-
creased amount of traffic, you
need to keep two hands on the
wheel and both eyes on the road.
Talking on your cell phone (even
hands-free sets), texting, eating,
even “fiddling” with the radio or
other technological devices takes
your attention away from your
driving. Studies show it only takes
Ho! Ho! HO! Safe Holidays!
Question: Do disabled chil-
dren qualify for disability bene-
Answer: There are two Social
Security disability programs that
provide benefits for disabled chil-
dren. Under the Supplemental
Security Income (SSI) program, a
child from birth to age 18 may re-
ceive monthly payments based on
disability or blindness if:
• The child has an impairment
or combination of impairments
that meets the definition of dis-
ability for children; and
• The income and resources of
the parents and the child are
within the allowed limits.
Under Social Security, an
adult child (a person age 18 or
older) may receive monthly bene-
fits based on disability or blind-
ness if:
• The adult child has an im-
pairment or combination of im-
pairments that meet the
definition of disability for adults;
• The disability began before
age 22; and
• A parent of the adult child
worked long enough to be insured
under Social Security and is re-
ceiving retirement or disability
benefits, or is deceased.
Under both of these programs,
the child must not be doing any
substantial work. The child also
must have a medical condition
that is expected to last at least
one year or result in death. Learn
more at
3 seconds of distraction to cause
an accident…so ditch the distrac-
•Know your weather condi-
tions.  Check with your states
safe driving tip-line BEFORE
leaving home.  Make sure you
have an emergency survival kit in
your car.
•Drinking and driving
NEVER mix! We all enjoy time
with our friends and family and
sometimes these gatherings in-
clude alcohol. Make a plan before
you party!  Designate a sober
driver and make sure they have
the keys. If your guests drink too
much, make arrangements for a
safe ride home or a place to stay
until they sober up!
Three Rivers Counseling Cen-
ter and NW Prevention Resource
Center wants you to stay safe this
holiday season!
Security Tips
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“Merry Christmas” every week of the year!
Order a gift subscription to one of our
newspapers and just before Christmas, we’ll send
the recipient a card announcing your gift and start
the subscription with the
holiday issue of December 19.
Buy or renew as many subscriptions as you like.
It’s the “Perfect Gift.”
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mns nf fho CnµIfoI hoIIdny dIs-
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on Tuosdny ovonIng, Þov. 20, nnd
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docornfod for fho hoIIdny sonson,
IncIudIng fho Crnnd MnrbIo
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orngo, nccordIng fo Infosf roµorfs
from fho ÞnfIonnI Wonfhor Sorv-
Ico obsorvors nnd fho HIgh IInIns
!ogIonnI CIImnfo Confor In !In-
coIn, Þob.
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roIIof fo sµonk of," snId !nurn Id-
wnrds, SÐS! IxfonsIon CIImnfo
IIoId SµocInIIsf. "Hnrvosf of corn,
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counfy. IIsowhoro, fho morcury
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fho rosf of Soufh Ðnkofn.
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snId Idwnrds. "Thnf Is fho socond
fImo fhIs yonr whoro Ðny Counfy
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orn Soufh Ðnkofn In nn nron of
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orngo condIfIons.
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funfIons fhIs fnII In fho oufIook
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bo soffIIng In, nf Ionsf for fho noxf
couµIo of wooks," snId Idwnrds.
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fho sfnfo Is forocnsf fo hnvo oqunI
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nvorngo, nnd nonr nvorngo µrocIµ-
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fho noxf monfh nµµonr fo con-
fInuo fho wnrm frond fhnf wo
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of fho sfnfo Is µrojocfod fo hnvo
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condIfIons fhIs monfh. Sho ndds
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vombor wIfh rosorvod oµfImIsm.
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moro dIffIcuIf fo kooµ fhnf oµfI-
mIsm," snId Idwnrds.
To Ionrn moro vIsIf ICrow.org.
SfnIrcnso nnd fho CnµIfoI
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.
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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.
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mndo uµ of n wIdo vnrIofy
of fyµos of songs, hymns,
nnd sµIrIfunI songs, nnd
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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
Page 10 • November 28, 2012 • The Faith Independent • LEGALS Legal Newspaper for the City of Faith • Faith School District 46-2 • Meade County • NWAS
DiSTRiCT 46-2
The Board of Education of the Faith
School District 46-2 met in regular ses-
sion at the Maurine School with Chair-
woman Johnson calling the meeting to
order at 6:02 p.m.
Members present: Hanson, Johnson,
Simonson and Vance.
Members absent: Welter.
Motion by Simonson, 2nd by Vance
go into executive session for the Board
evaluation at 6:10 p.m.
Chairwoman Johnson declared the
board out of executive session at 6:48
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Hanson to
take a ten minute recess.
Motion by Simonson, 2nd by Vance
to approve the following financial state-
ments and claims:
Certified salaries – 44,815.64, non-
certified salaries – 15,470.64, FIT –
5,147.88, FICA – 10,744.94, SDRS –
10,119.28, Horace Mann – 3,100.00, As-
pire Financial – 490.00.
T. Arneson – 132.08; J. Capp – 66.04;
R. Gabriel – 255.11; G. Hawks – 66.04;
C. Olson – 66.04; R. Paul – 566.10; A.
Schuelke – 66.04; M. Schuelke –
254.27; E. Wicks – 66.04; J. Wood –
Faith imprest Fund beginning bal-
ance – 4,789.65; receipts – student
meals – 3,243.35, milk – 288.30, adult
meals – 710.80, admissions – football –
3,526.01, volleyball – 2,276.01, from Dis-
trict – 1,914.80; expenses – football –
774.20, cross country – 20.00, volley-
ball – 863.52, supplies – 40.00; other –
638.34, to district 6,704.45.
Trust & Agency beginning bal-
ance – 30,139.56, receipts – 7,518.86,
expenses – 6,641.70; ending balance –
The District Financial Statement:
beginning balance – 1,050,690.34; re-
ceipts – ad valorem taxes – 1,686.95,
penalties and interest on tax – 6.07, in-
terest earned – 116.59, admissions –
4,077.00, activity tickets – 1,777.00, do-
nations and contributions – 1,363.81, re-
fund prior years expense – 435.00, other
revenue – 5.40; county sources –
5,176.24, state sources – 75,707.00,
federal sources – 11,325.00, and hot
lunch – 7,449.85.
Total revenue – 109,125.91, reim-
bursements – 4,888.33. Total receipts –
114,014.24, total expenses –
145,499.37; ending balance –
General Fund: AFLAC (ins) –
875.45; AmericInn (travel) – 100.00;
Ameritas Life Ins. (dental) – 1,449.94; A.
Ostrander (VB official) – 435.00; AP Ex-
aminations (fees) – 53.00; ASBSD
(fees) – 812.00; A. Price (custodial) –
9.06; A. Delbridge (VB) – 60.00; ASBSD
Workers Comp (ins) – 129.00; B.
Bushong (custodial) – 2,270.00; B.
Haines (VB) – 25.00; B. Manca (VB) –
30.00; C. Smith (AIMSWEB) – 75.00; C.
Brown (VB) – 45.00; City of Faith (util) –
4,141.92; Dakota Business Center
(mtnce) – 679.38; D. Schauer (supp) –
36.97; D. Varland (VB) – 25.00; Eide-
Bailly (audit) – 8,000.00; Faith Imprest
Fund (officials, mlg, fees, pstge, travel) –
2,336.06; Farmers Union Oil (travel) –
36.78; Gordies Farm Service (mtnce) –
1,139.00; Governors Inn (travel) – 75.00;
Grand Electric (util) – 127.79; Haggerty
Musicworks (supp) – 88.00; Harmon
Law Office (fees) – 672.10; Heartland
Paper (supp) – 311.63; Heartland Waste
Mgmnt. (util) – 60.00; Hewlett Packard
(supp) – 74.00; Horace Mann Ins (ins) –
406.01; J. Bernstein (VB) – 30.00; K.
Hanson (AISWEB) – 75.00; Krause Stor-
age (rental) – 195.00; Legal Shield
(ins) – 241.10; A. Lewig (AIMSWEB) –
75.00; L. Hostetter (VB) – 110.00; Lynn’s
(supp) – 55.68; M&B Cleaning (custo-
dial) – 2,701.85; M&D Food Shop
(gas) – 1,914.79; M. Kilby (VB) – 30.00;
Quill (supp) – 171.96; Riverside Tech-
nologies (mtnce) – 166.00; R. Traver
(travel) – 96.80; S. Engel (AIMSWEB) –
75.00; SDHSAA (dues) – 81.00; SDS-
DBF (ins) – 9,898.81; Servall Uniform
(mntnce) – 346.57; S. Carmichael (VB) –
115.00; Shell Fleet Plus (travel) –
100.01; Software Unlimited (dues) –
100.00; T. Nelson (VB) – 20.00;
Transamerica (ins) – 20.41; Trust &
Agency (training) – 1,144.80; Universal
Athletic (supp) – 117.32; Visa (supp,
travel) – 828.80; W. Simonson (VB) –
10.00; total General Fund – 44,398.99.
Capital Outlay: Don’s Electric
(mtnce) – 1,288.80; SD Federal Property
(mixer) – 950.00; Wells Fargo Financial
(lease) – 265.00; total Capital Outlay –
Special Ed: AFLAC (ins) – 147.06;
BenefitMall/Centerstone Ins. (ins) –
19.26; Hands on Health (PT) – 870.55;
Legal Shield (ins) – 26.90; SDSDBF
(ins) – 1,032.86; total special educa-
tion – 2,096.63.
Capital Projects: Bob Linn (side-
walks) – 11,000.00; total Capital Proj-
ects – 11,000.00.
Food Service: Afdahl’s Appliance
(mtnce) – 140.00; AFLAC (ins) – 25.80;
BenefitMall/Centerstone Ins. (ins) –
80.22; CSS (ins) – 213.99; CWD (food) –
1,361.72; Food Service of America
(food) – 951.27; Lynn’s (food, milk) –
1,494.66; SDSDBF (ins) – 3.00; total
Food Service – 4,270.66. Total claims
all funds – 64,270.08. Motion carried.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Simonson
to approve the minutes of the October
10, 2012 regular meeting and the Octo-
ber 26, 2012 special meeting as
amended. Motion carried.
No citizens wished to address the
Rob Bickett, Horace Mann represen-
tative, was present to share the benefits
of the Section 125 flex plan with the
board as well as answer any questions.
Mrs. Baye gave the superintendent’s
report. Midterm for the second quarter is
on November 21st and grades are due
November 27th. Kindergarten just cele-
brated 50 days of school. The football,
cross country and volleyball teams have
completed their seasons and all-in-all
they finished well. The Data Retreat for
the staff was part of the in-service on Oc-
tober 26th. The staff reviewed the test
scores from the Dakota STAP and ACT
for the spring from the spring of 2012
and looked at the Emetric for progress
on the standards in math and science.
Areas for improvement and suggested
strategies to meet goals were imple-
mented from performance data and eval-
uation analysis. Mrs. Baye attended the
NWAS Superintendent’s meeting on No-
vember 6th where they discussed staff
evaluations and performance sum-
maries, ESA update, the winter move
schedule, damage to units in the storm,
staff changes and the speech shortage
and an update for speech tuition reim-
bursement. The Academic Olympics and
Spelling Bee dates were switched be-
cause of the math contest at NSU. Mrs.
Baye participated in a webinar on the Ac-
countability Model and SPI scores for
evaluating districts. The Special Educa-
tion Review has been scheduled for Feb-
ruary 7th. The auditors from EideBailly
were here in early October to audit fiscal
year 2012. The Veterans Day program
was held on November 12th. Sharron
Johnson and Mrs. Baye attended the
School Law Seminar on October 24th in
Pierre. November 11-17th is American
Education Week. School will be dis-
missed at 1:00 on Wednesday the 21st
for Thanksgiving Vacation.
Mr. Daughters shared some informa-
tion and recommendation for the upcom-
ing Senior Experience/Capstone
requirement beginning in the fall of 2013.
The students will be finalizing their 2nd
semester schedules between Thanks-
giving and Christmas. Beginning on Jan-
uary 7th Tyrell Bonnet will be coming to
our school as a student teacher to work
with Mrs. King in 7-12 science. Darla
Chapman will be spending 16 hours
doing student observations during the
week of November 26th. Mr. Daughters
has begun the formal observation
process of the certified staff.
Mrs. Baye read the library report.
There are 12 registered preschoolers for
Story Hour. Their Fall Fun party was held
on October 31st. Angela attended the
SDLA conference and reported back.
The roof gutters were placed on the
building and repairs have been made.
Zane King will make a new sign that will
be placed closer to the east door for pa-
trons to see and use that door. The old
sign needs to be removed. Angela will
ask about the proceeds from the auc-
tioned items and if the funds will be
placed in the library fund. The board is
still reviewing the technology plan.
Scott Vance gave the NWAS report.
Vance attended via conference call on
November 7th. They discussed the win-
ter move and scheduling more time to try
to avoid any excess damage to the units.
Mrs. Baye reported that the auction
brought in just over $3,000.00 and the
auctioneers did not charge any commis-
sion. The money from Modern Wood-
men of America has been allocated for
trees through Rocking Tree Floral and
Landscaping in Sturgis but the trees will
not be planted this fall because of the dry
conditions. The Beverly Baxter memorial
tree has been planted in the front of the
building by Dennis and Janet Fernau.
The safe room has not been decided yet
but they are still moving forward and
hope to hear something soon. The Faith
School sign donated by the Class of
2011 has been put up. Bret Hanson
asked about the pump control and why
it has not been moved and why.
Bret Hanson gave a policy committee
report. The Mission/Vision statement is
ready for the 1st reading. They have
been working on Home School Participa-
tion in classroom activities and athletics
and differentiated them between the el-
ementary school, middle school and high
Brian Simonson will be attending the
Delegate Assembly in Pierre on Novem-
ber 16th. The ASBSD website has the
proposals for the upcoming legislative
session. He asked the board members
to review them and contact him with any
concerns they may have.
The Superintendent’s evaluation will
be held prior to the December board
Mr. Daughters shared information
about the strategic planning the staff had
done. They identified the areas of weak-
ness based on the students test scores
and areas they need to address. The dis-
trict set a district goal as a staff and each
individual staff member set classroom
goals to help meet the district goal.
Mrs. Baye and Sharron Johnson
shared some of the information they re-
ceived at the School Law seminar and
encouraged anyone who wanted to read
the information to do so.
Discussion on the school building
opening was held. Currently the east
gym door is opened at 7:45 for students
to get in out of the cold and the building
is open to students at 7:50. Hanson
stated he felt that the district is always
looking for ways to increase test scores
and improve student achievement and
he felt having adequate access to the
teachers was a big part of that and the
doors need to be open earlier. Johnson
shared that the doors are also locked
early in the afternoons. Kids are often
doing homework late into the night and
are not going to call their teachers late at
night to make an appointment to see
them in the morning. They had better ac-
cess to the teachers while they were in
the mobile units. Mrs. Baye stated the
staff is on on-duty prior to 7:50 and the
students are not directly supervised.
Brian Simonson asked if the administra-
tion and/or teachers would be willing to
keep an eye on things when they arrive
in the mornings so the kids could have
the access they need. Johnson stated
she was disappointed this discussion
was coming up again since it had been
discussed last month and if it continues
to be a problem, it may need to be ad-
dressed through policy.
Mrs. Baye shared the STARS ac-
countability model that will be used to re-
place NCLB and the school report card.
STARS stands for Student and Teacher
Accountability Standards that the
schools will be held to.
Bret Hanson asked if the Facilities
Committee had discussed the future of
the old administration building and/or
what the plans are for the building. It
could be used for storage and/or rented
out as a source of revenue.
No new information was available on
the minor boundary change.
Sharron Johnson informed the board
of an outstanding invoice for Albertsons
that had not been fully paid by Lund As-
sociates. Albertsons would like the dis-
trict to pay a portion of the unpaid invoice
at approximately $2,700.00. Motion by
Vance, 2nd by Simonson to table action
until the board could discuss it with legal
counsel. Motion carried.
Sharron Johnson read a letter of res-
ignation submitted by Mrs. Baye resign-
ing her position as superintendent at the
end of her contract year. Motion Hanson,
2nd by Simonson to approve Mrs.
Baye’s resignation. Hanson, Johnson,
and Simonson – aye. Vance – nay. Mo-
tion carried.
Johnson also read a letter of resigna-
tion submitted by Mary Hudelson. Motion
by Simonson, 2nd by Vance to approve
the resignation of Mary Hudelson. Mo-
tion carried.
Motion by Simonson, 2nd by Vance
to go into executive session to discuss
personnel at 9:15 p.m. Motion carried.
Chairwoman Johnson declared the
board out of executive session at 10:06
Motion by Hanson, 2nd by Vance to
offer Brenda Snyder of M&B Cleaning a
custodial contract for cleaning until the
end of the school year with the changes
as discussed and upon review of legal
counsel. Motion carried.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Johnson to
pay the bill submitted by M&B Cleaning.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Simonson to
amend the motion to pay the bill submit-
ted by M&B Cleaning for services ren-
dered. Motion carried.
Motion by Vance, 2nd by Simonson
to adjourn. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 10:10 p.m.
Sharron Johnson, President
Board of Education
Amie Schauer,
Business Manager
Published November 28, 2012 for a ap-
proximate total cost of $121.18
Notice of Hearing
Upon Applications
for Sale of Alcoholic
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:
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-
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
Country Stores, Inc., Black Hawk
(package off-sale liquor)
Robert S. Q. Phelps, The Barn, Pied-
mont (retail on-sale liquor, Sunday
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-
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
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Bison, SD
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3 mi. W & 3 mi. N of Howes, SD
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Hydraulics - A/C - Tires
Car & Light Truck Tires
Shop: 605-985-5007
Cell: 605-441-1168
Certified Diesel Tech
Dr. Brandace Dietterle
DC Chiropractor
Located in
Imagine and More
Prairie Oasis Mall,
Faith, SD
PH: 415-5935
Imagine And More
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High Quality ~ Low Cost
Prairie Oasis Mall
Po Box 402 Faith, SD 57626
Mon.–Thurs. 8 aM-6 PM
Bus: 605-967-2562
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FAX: 967-2160
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Faith Veterinary
(605) 967-2212
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 am-Noon
For the best in critter care!
For all your Real Estate Needs
call Kevin Jensen
1-800-888-1619 or 381-4272
Black Hills land, homes and businesses.
With values and honesty born and bred in Faith,
trust Kevin Jensen to help you
solve your real estate questions.
Kevin Jensen your friend
in real estate
Raben Real Estate, Rapid City
Bogue & Bogue
Law offices
Eric Bogue
Cheryl Laurenz Bogue
416 S Main St., Fai th, SD
967-2529 or 365-5171
Available for all
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Call Diane Fees
605-748-2210 or 2244
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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:
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
Meade County Highway Department
Published November 21 & 28, 2012 at
the total approximate cost of $19.49
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 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
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 $24.03
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 –
Court Appointed Attorney 101-5-155-
422 – $20,000
Poor Relief 101-5-411-429.6 –
Mental Illness 101-5-441-429.5 –
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
Meade County
Training Class
MeadeGeo GiS Training Classes
Meade County will be holding 8 train-
ing classes on their new GIS program.
This will replace their existing Beacon
mapping site. The classes will be pre-
sented by Bill Rich – Meade County
Equalization & Planning Office-
November 29th at 10 am and 2 pm
November 30th at 10 am and 2 pm
December 13th at 10 am and 2 pm
December 14th at 10 am and 2 pm
Classes will be held in the “Glass
Room” on the 2nd floor of the Meade
County Erskine Office Building at 1300
Sherman St., Sturgis, SD. Please call
Jennifer or Bill to RSVP at (605) 347-
Published November 28, 2012 for a total
approximate cost of $13.64
Ordinance No. 252
Chapter 6.04 of Title 6 – Traffic Code,
entitled “Parking and Stopping” and
Chapter 7.03 of Title 7 – Streets, Side-
walks, and Public Places, entitled “Snow
and Ice Removal” be and the same is
hereby amended to read as follows:
6.0402 - Parking in Streets: In the
event of snow, creating the necessity for
the blading and /or removal of snow, it
shall be unlawful to leave any vehicle
parked on the emergency snow
routes(designated in Chapter 7.0304)
when there is more than two (2) inches
of snowfall.
7.0305 - No Parking Due to Amount
of Snowfall: There will be no parking on
the Avenues or Streets that run north
and south when there is more than (2)
inches of snowfall until the said routes
have been cleared to the edges of the
street. There will be no parking on the
Streets that run east and west when
there is more than two (2) inches of
snowfall until the said routes have been
cleared to the edges of the street.
If not removed, vehicles will be tick-
eted and towed. Towing bill will be the re-
sponsibility of the vehicle owner.
Published November 28, 2012 for a total
approximate cost of $12.27
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PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertised in this newspaper is sub-
ject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise
“any preference, or discrimination on race, color, religion, sex, or national ori-
gin, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimina-
This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which
is a violation of the law. Our readers are informed that all dwellings advertised
in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis.
Notify The Faith
Independent of your
change of address before
moving or as quickly as
possible, so as not to
miss a single issue.
Center for Cultural Interchange
seeks volunteer Local Coordinators
for exchange students in South
Dakota. Some compensation. Con-
tact Mary Armstrong for info: 1-
8 8 8 - 4 4 0 - 8 7 5 0
DECEMBER: 1992 Ford E350, 7.3
diesel ambulance (unequipped),
110,287 approximate miles. For
additional information or photos,
email jocoamb@goldenwest.net or
leave message at 605-669-3125.
Mail bids to: Jones County Ambu-
lance, P.O. Box 305, Murdo, S.D.
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
Huron SD Park & Rec. Dept. See
duties and applications available at
www.huronsd.com. Click on ìCity
Government,î then ìCity Employ-
LIVE, INC., an accredited agency
supporting people with disabilities,
has FT evening and supervisory
positions available. Call (605) 374-
3742 or e-mail resumeí to
GIST ASSISTANT: immediate open-
ing in NW SD, great benefits and
educational cost reimbursement:
contact Cris Owens, Northwest
Area Schools (605)466-2206 Chris-
NEEDED Refrigerated Division,
join our experienced team of sea-
soned professionals. Terminals in
KS, SD, TN, NM. 2 years OTR ex-
perience. Call 800-796-8200
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.
MUST SELL: 2012 Chevrolet Sub-
urban LT 4x4, 29,000 miles,
$38,000; 2010 GMC Yukon XL
4x4, 66,000 miles, $30,500; 2000
Chevrolet Suburban 4x4, $4,500.
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,
For Christmas!!! Champion Blood-
lines! Excellent Hunters! Great
Personalities! 605-730-2088.
statewide for only $150.00. Put the
South Dakota Statewide Classi-
fieds Network to work for you
today! (25 words for $150. Each
additional word $5.) Call this
newspaper or 800-658-3697 for
$1500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS! EXP.
OTR Drivers, TBI, 33¢/34¢, $375
mo., health ins., credit, 03¢ safety
bonus, Call Joe for details,
800.456.1024, joe@tbitruck.com.
BONUS. New Pay Program! *Earn
up to 50 cpm *Home Weekly*2500+
miles, 95% no-tarp. Must be Cana-
dian eligible (888) 691-5705.
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 to go with $55000. Nina
Vansickel, 748-2444. F11-tfc
Saturday December 1st will be 9
am to 3 pm. F12-1tc
Countryside Apartments in
Faith. 1 bedroom, carpeted
throughout. Laundry facilities
available. Handicap accessible.
Rent based on income. For infor-
mation contact: PRO/Rental
Management 1-800-244-2826 or
1-605-347-3077 Equal Opportu-
nity Housing. F5-tfc
with trencher and backhoe, Live-
stock Water Systems. 10 1/2
miles south of Maurine, 605-748-
2473 Merle Vig. F2-tfc
Happy Holidays! A big thanks
for all the wonderful 103 birthday
God Bless!
Estella Reese
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!

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