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Faith Gazette & The Faith Indepndent Since 1910 Volume 84 • No. 47

July 31, 2013
Practice and dedication pays off for these local cowboys … The boys traveled to New Town, ND for a WTRC Roping. Cody Bernstein and Cole Trainor won the 1's Only Roping receiving Cactus Trophy Saddles, Buckles and Cash. Also took home cash for winning 6th in the #3. There were about 425 teams in both ropings they started roping at 10 AM on Sunday, July 14th and wrapped up at about 3:30 AM on July 15th. Photo courtesy of LeeAnn Trainor

It’s Stock Show time again!
Stock Show is almost upon us! The officers have been busy working several months for this year’s event and have many activities planned for the 103rd Annual Faith Stock Show next week. Tuesday, August 6th, opens with the Dakota Championship Roping. Ropers will be busy with open roping, old mens breakaway, calf roping, ladies breakaway, and tie-down roping. Wednesday morning opens at 8:00 with the livestock judging. The newest event, the Bronc Match & Futurity will be held that evening at 7:00. This event pits the best 25 riders against the top 25 broncs. Kids can bring their horses or bikes to the fairgrounds at 1:00 for a fun time at Kids Day. The Ranch Rodeo gets underway that evening at 6:00. The Pen of 3 opens Friday’s activities at 8:00 am at the fairgrounds. Cattle producers bring their best livestock to town for this event. There is no carnival this year but there will be some fun activities for the kids. The Faith Volunteer Fire Dept. is bringing blow-up games and paintball fun to town Friday and Saturday. These will be set up on Main Street from 4-11 pm. For some great rodeo action, take in the first of the SDRA/NRCA rodeos at 5:30 that evening. You can close out the night under the tent dancing to the music of Beerslingers. Saturday is the busiest day of Stock Show. Registraton for the Car Show is open from 9-11 am. Rodeo slack is also held at 9:00. The parade “My Hero/Heroes” heads down Highway 212 at 10:00. This year’s Parade Marshalls are Hugh and Eleanor Ingalls. The Car Show will be open for viewing after the parade. There is a BBQ under the tent following the parade. You’ll want to be sure to take in the Pie Social under the tent, too. Who doesn’t like good homemade pie? The kids games open again at 4:00. The rodeo action continues with the second performance of the SDRA/NRCA rodeo at 5:30. And dancing under the tent to Beerslingers rounds out the night. Join the Faith Volunteer Fire Dept. for their annual Pancake Breakfast at the fire hall. They will be serving from 8:00-9:30. This is their one big fundraiser of the year. You don’t have to be a cowboy to attend the Cowboy Worship Service at 10:00 at the fairgrounds. This is open to all denomination. The final performance of the SDRA/NRCA rodeo begins at 1:00. Remember, the exhibit building is open every day throughout the week. This year’s flower is the rose. These may be domestic or wild. Kids ages 8 and under, boys and girls, are encouraged to enter the Cookie Contest. This year’s cookie is Snickerdoodle. Get those exhibits ready. Show off some of your talent. Let’s fill the building this year!

Correction to City Council story by Loretta Passolt
In my story last week of the City Council meeting I incorrectly stated that Council approved giving Tori Afdahl the fees for swimming lessons. That motion failed. The motion that passed was to change the fee for swimming lessons to $30, retroactive from June 21st. Sorry for any confusion.

Practice and dedication pays off for these local cowboys … Cody Trainor made the short go with his draw part-

ner to win the #3 Roping they both recieved 2013 Yamaha 4- Wheelers and Cash. Cole Trainor also took home a Cactus saddle and cash for winning 6th in the #3. Photo courtesy of LeeAnn Trainor

Welcome to Faith ... These horses were enjoying the grass near the Faith sign last Tuesday morning. A nice western welcome to our small town on the prairie. Photo by Loretta Passolt

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Daniel Dean Wicks
Daniel Dean Wicks, 51, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at home surrounded by his family and friends after a three year battle with Lou Gehrigs. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, July 29, 2013 at the Central Meade County Community Center in Union Center with Pastor Harold Delbridge officiating. Burial followed at the Pleasant View Cemetery near Red Owl. A memorial has been established. Dan was born October 16, 1961 to Ray and Florence (Kari) Wicks. He grew up at Red Owl and attended grade school at Red Owl and Enning. He attended one year of high school in Sturgis and graduated from Faith High School in 1979, where he participated in rodeo, riding bulls. He became a jack of all trades helping at the Red Owl Garage, calving, lambing and driving truck for Ron Howie and Anders Trucking. He traveled to Oklahoma to work and met the love of his life, Amy Holman. Dan and Amy were married September 30, 1989 and they made their home on the family ranch at Red Owl. To this union Dan was blessed with two daughters, Emily Paige and Abigail Sage. For all who knew Dan, these words best describe him; Loyal, Dedicated, Loving, Willing, Faithful, Fun Loving, Quick Witted, Fiery, Caring, Hard Working and a friend who could be counted on no matter what. True to his red hair, he was known to be a little hot tempered. But beneath his rough exterior, he had a big soft heart that will be missed by all who knew him. Ranching was Dan’s chosen profession. He worked hard and loved every minute caring for his livestock. He was a dedicated volunteer firefighter and served as director for the Marcus Fire Department for 11 years. He leaves behind his wife, Amy Wicks, Red Owl; two daughters, Emily (Thane) Escott and Abigail Wicks, Red Owl; son Chris (Kellie) Herman, Box Elder; grandson, Conar; granddaughter, Teighlor; two brothers, Andy Wicks, Sturgis, Zane (MaryJo) Wicks, Richardton, ND; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Florence Wicks and father-in-law, Wayne Holman. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Leonard Linn
chased the Lars Peterson Ranch northwest of Dupree where they raised their four sons and ranched until moving to Sturgis in 2005. He was the Ziebach County Republican Chairman for many years. Leonard was a life-long rancher and his favorite pasttime was working with his Belgium work horses, Molly and Dolly. Survivors include four sons, Marvin (Deb) Linn, Sturgis, Robert (Vicki) Linn, Newell, Ronald (Amy) Linn, Dupree, and Gary Linn, Lead; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Violet; two brothers, Ray and Floyd; and two sisters, Elva and Barbara. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the United Church of Christ in Dupree with Rev. Willard Olsen officiating. Burial followed at the Dupree Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Ronald Emly
Ronald Emly, age 55, of Bison, SD and Mott, ND, passed away as the result of a farming accident southwest of Bison, SD on Saturday, July 27, 2013. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at the American Lutheran Church in Bison, SD. Condolences may be sent through our website at

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Leonard Jess Linn, 95, Sturgis, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Sturgis Regional Hospital. Leonard was born September 24, 1917, in Arnold, NE, to Fred and Alice (Main) Linn. He grew up in the Dupree area, attended school in Dupree, and graduated in 1936. Leonard married Violet Smith June 8, 1944, at Dupree. The first few years of their married life were spent living in a sheep wagon; they eventually pur-

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This year’s 61st Annual Membership Meeting of Golden West Telecommunications Cooperative scheduled for Saturday, September 28th  in Wall, SD will find the terms of four directors expiring on the Cooperative’s 15-member board of directors. Terms expiring this year include those of Robert Hansen of Howes (District I), Kenneth Zickrick, Jr. of Longvalley (District IV), Dale Guptill of Interior (District VI) and Bart Birkeland of Gregory (District VII). Members residing in those districts who qualify under the bylaws of the Cooperative, including the incumbent directors, may run for the expiring term by circulating and returning an official nominating petition to the Golden West business office in Dell Rapid, Hartford, Hot Springs, Mission or Wall by Thursday, August 29.  A special notice further detailing the nominating process was mailed to each member in the affected districts. Those interested in running for the Board can pick up a petition from any of the offices or by calling 1-855-888-7777 to have a packet mailed. Those calling will receive a petition packet, which will include the official nominating petition, a map of the director districts and information explaining the responsibilities of a board member.

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Doris E. Talley
Doris E. Talley, 84, of Butte MT, and formerly of Beulah and Spearfish, passed away on July 25, 2013 at her home. Doris E. (Capp) Talley was born October 5, 1928, the 9th of 10 children born to Mathias and Anna Capp.  She was born on the family ranch near Faith, SD.  Her strong character and independent nature was apparent even during her childhood and she loved to tell of herding sheep from a sheep wagon with nothing but her dog and a horse for company, swimming horses in the local dams and learning to drive her older brothers’ Model  T cars.  She lived in Faith during the school year to attend high school and work part time at the local hotel until her graduation in 1946.  She loved to dance and during this time met Harvey Talley at one of the local Saturday night dances. It was the beginning of a lifelong romance interrupted briefly by World War II with Harvey serving in the European- theater and Doris getting her Elementary Teaching certificate from Black Hills State Teacher’s College in Spearfish SD.  They were married May 3, 1947 in Sturgis, SD and started out their marriage living in a sheep wagon on the Talley Family Ranch at Opal, SD.  Over the next several years, Doris taught rural school until 1951 when they bought a ranch in Red Canyon south of Beulah, Wyoming.  They spent the next 49 years “in the canyon” where they raised four children, Pat, Peggy, Charlotte and Dick, as well as serving as “a home away from home” for numerous other kids. Doris always had a large garden and was a very accomplished seamstress, sewing all of her 3 daughters’ prom formals and wedding dresses.  She and Harvey built their own home together which included a great room that rarely seated less than 20 people for Christmas dinner each year, complete with roast wild turkey and Tom and Jerry’s.  They loved their years on the ranch and Sunday visitors usually were treated to a “ride up the creek” in the back of the truck to check the “springs and look at the cattle.” A strong lifelong advocate for children, Doris drove a 4-wheeled drive feeder bus from the ranch to Beulah for 24 years delivering school kids to the “big bus” which took them on to Sundance. She also worked several years as a part time postmistress at the Beulah Post Office.    Doris and Harvey retired from the ranch in 1999 and move to Spearfish, SD; eventually moving to Sandstone Manor. In 2010, she moved to Marquis Suites in Butte, MT to be near her son and his family where she lived until her death. Doris is survived by her four children and their families, Pat (Rob) Graham, Weatherford, TX, Peggy (Doug) Livingston, Newcastle, WY, Charlotte (Cris) Mellott, Spearfish, SD and Dick (Kim) Talley, Butte, MT. Her 20 grandchildren and 6 great-grand children were her pride and joy: Clint and Abbie Connally and son, Nash;  Matt and Jennifer Connally;    Jamie Graham;  Lindsey Graham; Leslie and Max Morris and daughters, Alyssa and Julie; Kaitlyn Livingston;  Mitch and Erin Mellott;  Levi and Shauna Mellott, daughter,  Autumn and sons, Jesse and Reese;  Krystal and Zach Steele;  Wade Habeck, Savannah and Paisley;  Marty and Trisha Habeck;  Christina Talley;  and Shane Talley. Doris’s sisters Hazel Burge, Mae (Ken) Donnenwirth and brother Earl Capp survive her. She was preceded in death by her husband Harvey, parents and brothers Howard, LaVern, Charles, William, Donno and Harry Capp as well as numerous brother and sister-in-laws and many dear friends. Visitation for Doris will be 5-7 PM, Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM, Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Spearfish United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapels and Crematory Service of Spearfish. Online condolences may be written at

Larry Fiddler
mother Elsie and Grandfather Alex Garreau down at the old Cottonwood Place and in the community of Swift Bird. When he was school age, he lived in the dorms and attended school in Eagle Butte. Larry had many hobbies and interests, sang with the drum group, the First Americans, was a Fancy Dancer and then decided he would try out cowboying for a while. Everyone that knew him when he was younger, knew he was hell on wheels until he met his first wife, Darlyn Garreau, and they started their family in 1987. They had two boys, Just and Lucas, who he was very proud of, and who he said changed his life. He suffered the loss of his first wife in 2000 but managed to keep going for his family. He met Tanya Olson later that year and considered himself lucky to gain two more children, Tyler and Larissa. They were married in Timber Lake March 17th 2001, and continued to make a home for their family down in Promise. Larry worked in many different programs for the Tribe and found his niche in Law Enforcement – he joked that the crime rate dropped when they got him working on the right side of the Law. He also worked for Prairie Management, Game, Fish and Parks and was the Administrative Officer for the Tribe, but he found his true calling as the Executive Director of Okiciyapi Tipi Habitat for Humanity. Larry’s charisma, friendliness and knowledge of the culture was shared with volunteers from across the country who came to help build and renovate houses on the reservation. He was best known for his contagious laughter and sharp wit, his fearlessness and strength, and for his humble and compassionate dedication to helping everyone and anyone who needed it. His greatest joy was, and always will be, family, friends and gratitude for each day on this earth. He is survived by his wife Tanya; children Tyler and Jessica Just and Jordan Olson, Lawrence, Lucas and Larissa; two grandchildren Jace Lawrence and Claire Olson; his siblings, Pat Mike, Terry and Marcy Fiddler, Dee and John Hein, Candace LeBeau and Severt Youngbear Jr., Dane LeBeau, Tina and Tom Carlson; aunts, Marita Garreau and Alice Jewett; Uncle Delwin Fiddler; many wonderful cousins, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and his adopted family of brothers and sisters who shared his laughter and love. Arrangements were with Stout Family Funeral Home, Mobridge.

Funeral services for Larry Fiddler, 54, of Promise, SD, were held Tuesday, July 23, at the Lakota Cultural Center, Eagle Butte with Ron Black Bird and Dana Dupris officiating. Music was provided by Wakiyan Maza Drum Group. A feed followed, with burial afterward at the Fiddler Ranch Cemetery. Casketbearers were Mike Shaving, Richard Walters, Mike Kennedy, Ted Eagle, Steve Brings Plenty, Tom Carlson, Mike Jewett, Dennis Rousseau, Romey Gunville, Elvis Handboy, Chad Olson, John Garreau, Rick Rousseau and Robert Walters. Larry Keith Fiddler was born on November 20th, 1958 at the old Cheyenne River Agency to Alta Swimmer Swiftbird and Leonard Moses Fiddler. He entered the Spirit World on July 17th, 2013 at his home in Promise. Larry was raised by his Grand-

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Central Meade County News
By Sandy Rhoden
Central Meade County cooled off a bit for the weekend after some fairly warm temperatures. The Union Center area received close to 2 inches of rain on Wednesday night of last week. Rain is still a welcome sight in our area. Francie and Paige Brink returned home after a great Alaskan Cruise on the Holland America Line. One of the highlights included salmon fishing at Ketchikan. They were able to see a whale, seals, eagles and Dawes Glacier. Francie had a picture taken with Charles Stanley and they enjoyed the food and all the special activities on the cruise. Larry and I traveled to Denver to attend the Western Conservative Summit over the weekend. We enjoyed many great speakers such as Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz. We met and shook hands with Governor Walker of Wisconsin, Allen West, and Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family. We enjoyed a great weekend with many wonderful people. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will be upon us very soon. The buzz of motorcycles has not seemed to be heard as early as previous years. Typically by the end of July the two wheelers have been rolling by Hwy 34 in larger numbers. Teen Camp is taking place this week at Cedar Canyon Bible Camp. It will be the last camp of the summer. Soon, football practice as well as volleyball practices will resume at Faith and other schools. They will begin some time in mid August. The Faith parade will take place on August 10 at 10:00 am. The Ranchers Round Up will be on Friday, August 16. Central Meade County friends and family of Danny and Amy Wicks are mourning the loss of Danny Wicks of Red Owl. He bravely faced and fought the battle of the incurable Lou Gehrig's Disease. Funeral services were held at the Central Meade County Community Center in Union Center on Monday at 1:00 pm. More details to be shared at a later date.

Opal Area News
By Kay Ingalls
Monday night, Dwayne and Zona Vig watched the Kid's Playday in Newell that Cheyenne Winkler has organized for the month of July.  Enjoyed watching the grandkids in their riding events. Barbara and Cheri Fogelman and Dave's daughters Jessica and her children and Stacy arrived at the Glenn Fogelman ranch on Sunday evening to lend a helping hand and to visit.  One of them drove Glenn and Margaret to Rapid City on Monday for their medical appointment. Spud and Bernice Lemmel went to Spearfish on Monday so Spud could keep a dental appointment. Tuesday, they went to Rapid City for an eye appointment and back on Wednesday with the pickup and trailer to haul some carpeting from Rapid to Sturgis for Rorey Lemmel. Monday, Tracy and Justin Ingalls went to Sturgis to leave off Tracy's car for repairs, then picked up Tracy's sister Debra Price and they went up to Spearfish to visit their Aunt Doris who is ill. Jo Dee Ingalls, Laura Meyer and children  stopped briefly at our place on Tuesday evening so great grandma got a chance to hold new baby Nevaeh Jo and Brycen got to play. You know she is just as cute and precious as she can be. Carmen Heidler reported another week of haying other than the day they got 1/2 inch of rain and John made a trip to Pierre for repairs.  All fixed up and finished haying this week. Thursday afternoon, Cheyenne Winkler and children and Lori from Iowa came to the Dwayne Vigs for a visit.  Hope Vig stopped for a while and then she and Morgan Vig took cake and ice cream up to Merle Vig for his birthday. Cheyenne and family stayed for supper and JT, Kelsey and Brixie came for supper, too. Thursday was Spud Lemmel and granddaughter Brianna Haines’ birthdays so Spud and Bernice joined other family member and took in the Days of ‘76 in Deadwood.  Bernice's sister Mary Murray also went. Marlin and Ethel Ingalls went

to White Owl on Thursday evening to help great grandson Buddy Howie celebrate his birthday. Rod, Tracy and Justin Ingalls went to Belle Fourche and Rapid City on Thursday for appointments and returning wrong parts. Dan and Delane Vanada and daughters came to spend a few day visiting her folks, Dale and Marie Ingalls.  On Saturday, they were out driving and stopped for a brief visit with Spud and Bernice Lemmel and stopped by to say hi to Kay Ingalls.  Good to see them again.  On Sunday morning, they left to visit their son Aaron in Grand Forks, ND. Dwayne Vig flew to Rapid City one day this week for an appointment and Zona drove down so she could take care of all the errands and Dwayne could get back home and into the hayfield. Rod, Tracy, Justin, Howard and Kay Ingalls went to the estate auction near Belle Fourche for the Dean Allen family.  David and Carmen Fees from this area were also there. Sunday evening supper guests at Dwayne and Zona Vigs were all the following Vigs, Kevin and Debbie, Gary, Merle, Hope, Barry, Cheryl, Ryan, Marty, Morgan, Matthew, JT, Kelsey and Brixie.

Firecracker Open
Here we are again, another “Firecracker Open” done and gone. We had a great turnout of 45 players, which made up 9 teams of 5. We did have another beautiful day for golfing. The first place team was Tim Traversie, Mike Croezer, Craig Ness, Wade Nelson and Josh Lee with a score of 29. Second place went to Travis Grueb, Kim Jones,

By Beth Grueb

Faith News
We had 80s most of last week. We had a big thunderstorm pass through here early Thursday morning giving us plenty of thunder and lightning. Reports in town were an inch, although the official gauge at the airport said .74”. Looks like a chance of rain almost every day this week! Condolences to the family of Dan Wicks. Dan passed away Thursday from ALS (Lou Gerhig’s Disease). His service was held this past Monday. I didn’t know the man personally but he sounds like he was a great guy and will be missed by many. Condolences also to the family of Leonard Linn. Leonard was a long time Dupree area rancher. He, too, will be missed by many. Also to the family of Doris Talley. Her services are this Friday in Spearfish. She is related to the Capps around here. Craig and Becky Ness returned early last week from visiting Becky’s relatives in Sibley, Iowa. Craig and Becky also went to the Days of ‘76 parade in Deadwood over the weekend. They visited Robin Short Baldwin at her clothing shop on Main Street in Sturgis while they were over there. She is gearing up for the rally. Craig and Becky enjoyed lunch at “The Knuckle.” Dennis and Janet Fernau stopped in Faith last week and visited with Sharon Anderson. They had dinner at Lonny’s Steak House with Craig and Becky

By Loretta Passolt
Eldora joined us there. Eric had another good night, second in his heat and fourth out of fifteen in the main. We didn’t get down to the pits to visit with them after the races as they had their fireworks display from the 4th of July when they were rained out and it was too dark to get down there afterwards. They had a super display! Paul, I and Melissa spent the night at Dave and Eldora’s. Melissa and I did a little shopping Saaturday morning and Eldora took in a few yard sales. We headed home shortly after noon on Saturday. Dean and Susan Isaacs arrived in Faith this past Monday. Dean flew them into the Faith airport. They will be here through Stock Show, and a little beyond. This is Susan’s honor year so her class is having their reunion during Stock Show. I imagine they’ll be spending some of their time in the Hills, too. I can’t believe it’s Stock Show time already! Next Tuesday, August 6th opens activities with the Dakota Championship Roping. This event takes a lot of volunteers to get it done, but it also needs to have people attend. Hope to see you in Faith next week! The exhibit building is open everyday of Stock Show. They welcome Open Exhibits. Open Exhibits cover almost anything. Take a look at the book and see what you might have. You may be surprised at what you can enter!

Doron Shaff, Mykal Shaff and Colt Haines with a score of 31; and third place went to Morris Gustafson, Dave Fisher, Matt Buttsavage, Glenn Palmer and Laura Hildebrandt with a score of 32. As always, we invite everybody to come out and enjoy the course. It’s been in good shape and is lots of fun to golf.

Ness. Diane Isaacs rode over to Spearfish with John and Debbie Capp last Friday to pick up her vehicle that was in the repair shop. She spent the weekend then and attended the Ritter Family Reunion at the park in Spearfish. Cindy Escott went to Black Hawk on Friday and spent the weekend at sister Carolyn and Larry Neumann's.  Jim, Jodi, Alicia, and Alexis Escott from Westminster, CO also spent the weekend there.  Jeannie Escott came out, from Rapid  City,   to visit everyone and all of them went to the Ritter Reunion in Spearfish Park,  on Saturday.  It was a beautiful day to be in the park and they had a great turnout with Ritters from South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Minnesota, and Nevada in attendance. Cindy did some shopping on Sunday and came home. Tammy and Jessica Sletten were overnight guests of Wayne and Karen Sletten on Thursday night. Dan & Jayne Jordan, Sarah and Jeremy Gann, Tammy and Jessica Sletten, Georgia Feist, Tyler and Rachel Caspers and family, Lynn Wellumson and Marsha Velenchenko were Saturday eveing supper guests at the Carl Engwall family home. The occasion was the 57th anniversary of Wayne and Karen Sletten. Paul and I went to Rapid City last Friday afternoon to take in the car races that night. Dave and

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Memories of the Past
In the fall of 1976, I was sitting in the Faith Sale Barn looking to buy a load of calves. From my vantage point of being seated three-quarters up in the center of the bleachers, I noticed a woman moving about greeting people here and there, visiting a bit and then moving on. Eventually she worked her way up to where I was seated. She greeted me; room was made for her and she sat down. She introduced herself, “I am Anna Bachman”. Then in a very friendly fashion she asked about me, being new to the Faith area since January of that year. She needed to know more than just my name: where we had come from; what ranch we were on; about the wife and family. The calf sale for the time being had been put on hold. Then, maybe to balance the scale of information being exchanged, she wanted me to notice a man seated to our left. In 1976 before the scale ring was installed, the bleachers formed sort of a half circle divided with two passage ways to the front by which you could climb a stairway up the bleachers. On that curved section to our left she pointed out of the crowd, a man, saying, “That’s my son, Ronnie”. She then gave a little sigh and said, “Isn’t he handsome?” There could only be one right answer to that question and it was easy. He was handsome, and now in the year 2013, Ron


Bachman still is a handsome fellow. She then became interested in the calf sale. What weight of calves did I want to buy? I told her that I was looking to buy some 4 wt calves. Now without benefit of the sale ring scale, a buyer was left with his own determination of the weight of the cattle being sold in the ring. When the cattle were sold, they went out the door and onto a scale. The true weight was then flashed on a screen above the heads of the auctioneers. Order buyers of that era, I believe, were born with a scale in their heads. They were very good at judging the weight of every critter that came into the sale ring. Anna then asked me what the calves presently in the sale ring weighed. I replied that I wasn’t a very good judge of calf weights. Anna then made a guess of the weight of the current pen of calves. When they were sold and scaled, the weight that was flashed up showed that she was in the ball park.But she exclaimed at how poorly she had done and asked me again to give a guess on this next pen. I begged off, mostly trying to save myself from a big embarrassment. Seeing someone else she now needed to greet, Anna again expressed a warm welcome to the Faith area and said that she looked forward to meeting my family. A while later as I worked my way down out of the bleachers to

the dividing passage way, I heard a voice say, “Hey Davey Paul, come here”. The voice was Bryce Butler’s and he had a big laughing smile on his face. “How much did she cost you?” Bryce asked. I didn’t know how to answer him because I didn’t understand what he was saying. “Did you and Anna bet on the calf weights?” he asked me. “Oh no, I’m not good at that,” I told Bryce. “Well, you would by now been some dollars lighter if you had tried to match weights with Anna, for Anna is as good at judging weights as anyone here today,” Bryce laughingly said as we parted. Over the years that followed, if I chanced to meet Anna in Faith, I always received a warm first name greeting. A true appreciation for how genuine these greetings were, came home to me about 1980. Our family had attended Sunday morning cowboy church and parade at the Faith Stock Show. We then made our way to the Faith City Park to eat our picnic dinner. While we were enjoying our lunch I looked across the park at other families doing the same. In the midst of this park full of picnickers, I spotted Anna slowly going from family to family, warmly greeting one and all. I’ll always remember Anna Bachman as a special lady of Faith, SD.

Kaydin Davis ... 11 year old daughter of Zach and Kim, Dupree,
is the 2013 Little Britches World Champion Junior Girl's Barrel Racing Champion. The rodeo was held in Pueblo, Colorado. Kaydin was 8th in the first go, 2nd in the second go, 2nd in the short go, won the average title and buckle, and won a buckle, saddle, scholarship, boots, feed supplies, and a boot rack. Courtesy photo

Pre-teens, college freshmen need back to school immunizations
Babies and toddlers aren’t the only ones who need immunizations. Parents should be aware that their pre-teens and college freshmen also need to be vaccinated, says a state health official. “College freshmen who live in dorms and unvaccinated kids entering high school are at high risk for meningococcal disease and should be vaccinated,” said Dr. Lon Kightlinger, state epidemiologist for the Department of Health. “And 11 and 12-year-olds need a booster shot for pertussis.” Meningococcal disease is a bacterial infection resulting in inflammation of the tissues covering the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms include fever, severe headache, stiff neck, vomiting and a rash. Ten to 14 percent of people with the disease die and up to 19 percent of survivors may suffer permanent disabilities such as hearing loss, limb amputations or brain disease. South Dakota typically reports three cases of meningococcal disease a year. To date in 2013, four cases have been reported. Meningococcal vaccine is available from family health care providers and campus student health centers. The department provides the vaccine for 11 to 18year-olds who are eligible for the federal Vaccines for Children Program (Medicaid eligible, Native American or Alaskan Native, uninsured or underinsured). The vaccine is free for these children but providers may charge an administration fee. Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a serious illness that causes uncontrollable coughing, rib fractures, pneumonia, loss of consciousness and even death. Infants are at highest risk, with two-thirds of those under age 1 infected needing hospitalization. There have been 11 pertussis cases reported in South Dakota to date in 2013; three of those cases have been younger than 1. A pertussis vaccine booster dose is recommended at 11-12 years when immunity begins to wane. The initial pertussis series is given to children at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 15-18 months, and 4-6 years. The department provides the childhood series of whooping cough vaccine and the booster dose free for 11-14 year olds. Providers may charge an administration fee. Find a vaccine provider at Learn more about meningitis or whooping cough at easefacts/. 

Faith Library offers E-books!
The Faith Public/School Library provides e-books (electronic books) and audio books to those who enjoy reading books on electronic devices such as MP3 players, flash drives, Nooks and Kindles.  This is a program for those of you who have computer Internet access and would like to check out e-books and audio books. It’s important to share that we have two programs that offer services. First, we belong to a consortium or group of libraries that have a collection from which to borrow; and the other program is called Advantage. We will be ordering more selections in our Advantage program.  The titles that we order from this program would be titles that we would own. Please keep looking on the Faith School site on the Library page for more information.  This service is only an additional means and is in no way a replacement to books. You can start by going to the Faith School website, scroll down to the Library wiki – click on the word – “Library”, click on http://southdakota.lib.overdrive.c om . Call the library for the step by step instructions if you do not know your library card number or you can sign up for one! This service is called Overdrive. If books are unavailable, go ahead and place them on hold. Placing books in your cart, does not mean that you are purchasing them, you are keeping them for a short amount of time to check out just like the library circulation.  The time limit for checking out these materials are: holds for three days, with a maximum of five holds at one time. Check out time depends on the device to which materials are downloaded it can be seven, fourteen, or twenty-one days. You will be allowed to check out up to three items at one time. Download the materials to specific devices by using the menu.  Go ahead and download these programs at no charge.  Enjoy and have fun exploring this service!  You can come in the library or you can do this on your home computer that has connection to the Internet.  We can view patron usage that increase our library overall circulation. If you have any questions or to get your patron number, please contact the library @ 967-2262! We are excited to expand our service and help our community members enjoy the lifetime of reading. 

The families of Janice Hansen would like to express our sincere appreciation for every act and thought of kindness shown during the recent loss of our loved one! Thank You for your condolences, prayers, visits, food, floral arrangements and memorial fund donations. We are truly blessed to live in a caring community!
Gary Hansen Dodie and Duane Bomar Marilyn and Jarvis Palmer Robin and Brian Morris Gary II and Jackie Hansen and Families

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Grand River Roundup
By Betty Olson
The quarter of an inch of rain we received on Wednesday didn’t slow the haying down much. Harvest has started, nights are getting cooler, and summer will soon give way to fall. Every year Basin Electric sponsors a legislative tour for several South Dakota legislators and this year I got to take their very interesting tour. The tour started Monday afternoon with a background presentation followed by a roast beef supper at Rushmore Electric Coop in Rapid City. There were six west river legislators there, besides me the other legislators from this area were Rep. Liz May, Rep. Gary Cammack, and Rep. Dean Schrempp. After supper we drove to the airport for our flight on Basin Electric’s jet to Bismarck, accompanied by Basin Electric CEO Andrew Serri. Steve Tomac, the lobbyist for Basin, met us at the airport and hauled us to the motel. Six SD east river legislators flew up and joined us for the evening social gathering. Early Tuesday morning all twelve South Dakota legislators boarded a bus for an information session and continental breakfast at Basin Electric headquarters. After breakfast we got back on the bus to tour Basin Electric’s Antelope Valley Station northwest of Beulah. Antelope Valley is a lignite-based electric generating station with a capacity of 900,000 kilowatts that cost $1.9 billion to build. The power plant is part of a $4 billion energy complex that includes the Coteau Freedom Mine, the nation’s largest lignite coal mine, and the Great Plains Synfuels Plant, the nation’s only commercial size coal gasification plant. The Great Plains Synfuels Plant is located adjacent to Antelope Valley and is owned by a subsidiary of Basin Electric. Following a tour of the model room and a video about the gasification process, we had lunch at the plant before getting back on the bus to tour the nearby Freedom Mine. Antelope Valley annually consumes around 5.2 million tons of lignite supplied from the Freedom Mine. The Freedom Mine produces approximately 15 million tons of lignite coal annually. The mine supplies lignite to two power plants, Antelope Valley and Leland Olds Station, and also provides lignite to the Great Plains Synfuels gasification plant. At the Freedom Mine, lignite is found about 100 feet below the surface and the overburden is removed by walking draglines weighing 13 million pounds that run on electricity. We were allowed in the dragline to watch the operation. The booms reach 215 feet tall (17 stories!) and 340 feet long (a football field!). It has 12,000 horsepower and each bucket on the dragline holds 123 cubic yards, equal to 2,700 bushels of wheat! Local farmers and ranchers utilize over 10,000 acres of land reclaimed from the mine by grazing cattle on grasslands and raising cash crops on cropland. The mine’s reclamation efforts are amazing, the Antelope power station has invested $322 million in environmental equipment and controls for protecting land, air and water, and the gasification plant has invested $130 million for environmental systems and facilities. I’d like to say that my house is as clean and pristine as these facilities are, but I’d be lying! The United States has onefourth of the world’s supply of coal. We have four times more energy in our coal reserves than all the oil in Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately, Pres. Obama’s war on coal has caused about 50 coal powered electric plants to close and he has the rest of the coal industry in his gun sights. Electric companies and coal mines across the country are very worried about the havoc he’s causing, using agencies like the EPA to close down the industry. Pierre journalist Bob Mercer recently wrote an article about Obama’s war on coal entitled “A lump of coal from President Obama”. From Mercer’s article: “South Dakota Rural Electric Association executive director Ed Anderson says every coal-fired electricity plant will be taxed out of business under the Clean Air regulations declared today by President Barack Obama. Specifically the

president wants to apply regulations to carbon dioxide emissions. Sen. John Thune was first of South Dakota’s congressional delegation to declare his opposition, calling it “a national energy tax on Americans who are already struggling in the sluggish economy.” Thune estimated the average household will pay $1,400 more annually and 500,000 jobs will be lost as energy prices climb 20 percent.” ObamaCare isn’t the only program from this administration that will inflict financial pain and suffering on the American people! The temperature was 43 degrees when we got up Friday morning and only 39 degrees at daybreak on Saturday. We took Bob Hanson with us to Ranchers Camp southeast of Meadow Saturday evening and even though we wore jackets, we about froze! Lester Longwood said it was only 35 degrees at his house that morning! We enjoyed listening to Pastor Michael Brandt speak after Tracy Buer entertained us with several wonderful songs and gave his testimony. Thank you both so much! Reub got a treatment from Mary Eggebo on Thursday and then took me out for dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Sunday afternoon we drove to Spearfish to help Pastor Brad and Linda Abelseth celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at the Pavilion in Spearfish Park. The big crowd gathered to help the couple celebrate 50 years of wedded bliss included two of Brad’s Eggebo relatives from Norway. It was a wonderful evening – congratulations to a delightful couple!      These wedding anniversaries reminded me of this old story: A nearsighted minister glanced at the note that Mrs. Jones had sent to him by an usher. The note read: "Bill Jones having gone to sea, his wife desires the prayers of the congregation for his safety." Failing to observe the punctuation, he startled his audience by announcing: "Bill Jones, having gone to see his wife, desires the prayers of the congregation for his safety."

Jackley warns of transient paving and roofing scams targeting the state
Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota consumers and business owners about transient paving and roofing scams that are heavily targeting South Dakota citizens. The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division and local Law Enforcement across the state have received numerous complaints about out-of-state transients going door-to-door promising low estimates because of left over materials from a completed project down the road or needing to keep crews busy between jobs. Consumers and business owners are reporting poor quality jobs at exaggerated prices, often double or triple what was originally quoted. “Every single year our Consumer Protection Division receives numerous complaints against transient contractors,” said Jackley. “Their main goal is to trick consumers into making hasty decisions in purchasing an inferior product, generally at an inflated price. Catching the consumer or business off guard is their most effective tactic.” Here are a few precautions that may help prevent becoming a victim: •Do not be pressured into a quick agreement. •Request a written contact specifying in detail the work to be done and the agreed upon price. •Be cautious if cash-only terms are required. •Do not make full payment before the job is satisfactorily completed. •Ask for local references and call these references to make sure they were satisfied. •Get bids from local companies to compare prices. •Consumers have a three day right-to-cancel, which should be stated on the receipt of contract. •Sellers must provide the consumer with a copy of the contract or receipt at the time of the sale. This receipt must show the date of the sale, the name and address of the merchant, and a statement to the buyer of his or her right to cancel the contact within three days. After proper cancellation, the seller has 10 days to refund your money. •Remember that a legitimate offer does not require you to have the work done immediately. Do not get pressured into sale. •Ask to see their current South Dakota tax license. State law requires all persons selling products or services to have a current South Dakota sales or contractors’ excise tax license. But remember that even though they may have this license it does not mean that you will be able to locate them once the work is complete. Contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-300-1986 or with questions or concerns regarding transient contractors.

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The Garden Gate
By Karen Englehart, Master Gardener SDSU Extension - Perkins Co.
This past week the West River Regional Extension Horticulture Department held a Hands on Training for Master Gardeners. Geraldine Peck, Joyce Orwick and Karen Englehart joined 22 others on a six hour walking tour of various garden sites in Rapid City as part of the Continuing Education program for Master Gardeners to update and renew their certification as Master Gardeners. There is always something new to learn and this session was jam packed. A good hat, walking shoes and a bottle of water were needed accessories. First on the agenda was looking at some vegetable garden specimens that were severely misshapen and clearly had a problem. As seen in these photos both were suffering from herbicide drift, namely 2-4 D. Even though the zucchini managed to survive the attack (still blooming and setting on fruit) the fruit it

Walking Classroom

produces should not be eaten. The herbicide 2-4 D stays in the plant, transfers through the plant to the fruit and ultimately will end up in your system if you eat the zucchini, tomatoes, beans or whatever in your garden has been damaged by the herbicide. You need to destroy the whole plant even though it may be loaded with fruit. Although 2-4 D is the herbicide of choice to kill broad leaf weeds, it is notorious for drifting to where it is not wanted. Care should be taken to not endanger your neighbor’s plants. 2-4 D, once applied to the offending weeds today can be a danger tomorrow if the temperature and conditions are right. This herbicide can rise up from the weeds and drift to the good plants causing the damage you see in these photos, perhaps to a lesser degree. This action is called “out gassing”. As with all chemicals, read and follow the manufac-

turer’s instructions as to application and appropriate weather conditions. As the day went on we observed various trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants with varying troubles, insect damage, aphids, fungi, and soil deficiencies. Over an hour was spent walking with Dr. John Ball through the arboretum along Rapid Creek, observing different trees species as well as trees with stresses, diseases, being planted too deep, too close together, and errors in maintenance. The day concluded at the demonstration gardens near the Canyon Lake Senior Citizen Center. That garden as well as the “Children’s Garden” were looking a little sad due to being hit by at least two hail storms and nasty ground fleas. No chemicals are used in the garden therefore the ground fleas were much happier than the plants. Remember to pamper those pumpkins for the 2013 Pumpkin Fest heaviest pumpkin contest – Oct.19th. "We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden." Unknown

Mid-summer climate update
Climatologically, the middle of July brings the warmest period of the year for the state. This week that climatology is being borne out with heat advisories over parts of the state because of excessive heat and humidity, said Dennis Todey, SDSU Extension Climatologist. "With the extreme heat, comes additional stress for crops and cattle to handle, as well as additional water use requirements," he said. Despite the recent dryness in some areas, crop conditions have held steady or improved over the last several weeks. However, because of the early season wet and cool conditions, crops are delayed in development. Only 6 percent of corn is tasseling compared to the five-year average of 9 percent. Todey said that at this point the situation is not a huge concern, but bears watching during the rest of the season. "The main issue could arise later, as delayed development goes into the fall season, where the timing of a hard freeze could impact yield at harvest," Todey said. From a precipitation perspective, Todey said the last month has proved interesting across the state. "Conditions generally have dried over the state, slowing additional drought recovery. In some locations precipitation has been notably low," he said, pointing out that  Milesville in Haakon County had its fifth driest on record from mid-June to mid-July with only 0.33 inches of precipitation; and during the same timeframe, Martin has been second driest. Todey noted that other climate stations in south central South Dakota ranked as the top 10 driest. In contrast, he said, over the last 30 days several northeast stations have received as much as 8.18 inches, recorded at the Clear Lake station. "Several other stations from Bryant to Webster have also been ranked as the top 10 wettest counties. Some notable wet locations west of the Missouri River include Murdo in Jones County and Ludlow in Harding County, both of which have been in the top five wettest," Todey said. Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist, added that these numbers indicate the extreme variability, as well as winners and losers so far this year with precipitation. "The fortunate aspect is, unlike last year, the dry areas have followed a relatively wet spring easing some of the impact of the dryness," Edwards said "While conditions have been similarly dry to last year in a few places, the wetter spring has alleviated major issues so far. Temperatures overall have been fairly moderate over most crop areas limiting additional dryness problems." Looking ahead New outlooks from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center for August and the August-October period, Todey said indicate no strong trends in temperature or precipitation. "There have been no consistent patterns showing up in the climate computer models to this point. Climatologically, by late July, precipitation chances fall off while temperatures increase. This is consistent with what we have experienced this year. But there are still some chances for precipitation coming through the end of the month over most of the state," Todey said. Edwards said in the near future we are not likely to see any further drought improvement in the drought covered areas of the southwest. "With warm temperatures and limited chances for precipitation in that region for the next one to three months, there is little opportunity to make conditions better. For now, we hope that conditions hold steady," Edwards said. Most of the cropping areas in East River are currently drought free; but she said some dry soils do exist. "Two dry weeks could introduce issues quickly especially during the reproductive period of corn occurring now," Edwards said. "The high water crop water demands can dry soils quickly without additional precipitation. Thus, some additional timely rains will be needed to ensure continued good growing conditions." To learn more visit, iGrow,org.

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They came from far away to Ropes and Goats
Kate Scott, a high school goat tyer from North Carolina, stopped on her way home from the NHSRA Finals to tie goats at Ropes and Goats on July 23, 2013. But the high-money winner of the evening was Kailyn Groves who won the T-Shirt with the theme, “Give it all you got, but give God the Glory.” There was lots of tough competition with 61 entries. Harland Groves won $5 for reciting Psalm 32:9 “Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you.” Thanks to all of the volunteers who make it possible for kids of all ages to improve their skills in the rodeo arena. The last Ropes and Goats of the season is July 30. The Bible verse to memorize is 1 Peter 5:8 Ropes and Goats ResultsEveryone gets three head. Jr Jr Boys/Girls Goat Ribbon Snatching: Kaycee Groves 26.69 $35 Treg Thorstenson 36.89 $21 Bobby Brewer 38.33 $14 Jr Girls Goat Tying: Mikenzy Miller 28.05 $45 Kailyn Groves 28.80 $27 Jayden Shoemaker 33.00 $18 Jr Boys Goat Tying: 38.34 $75 Cole Brewer Sr Girls Goat Tying: Shayna Miller 23.49 $88 Katy Miller 23.69 $66 Kaitlin Peterson 24.60 $44 Karlee Peterson 27.11 $22 Jr Jr Boys/Girls Breakaway: Treg Thorstenson 9.75 (on 2 hd) $20 Jr Girls Breakaway: Kailyn Groves 17.28 (on 2 hd) $60 Jr Boys Breakaway: Trevor Olson 9.08 (on 2 hd) $75 Sr Girls Breakaway: Kailyn Groves 8.00 (on 2 hd) $70 Mikenzy Miller 9.65 (on 2 hd) $42

Karlee Peterson 4.00 (on 1 hd) $28 Open Girls Breakaway: Katy Miller 7.9 (on 2 hd) $144 Bailey Peterson 10.3 (on 2 hd) $108 Karlee Peterson 15.46 (on 2 hd)

$72 Tanielle Arneson17.03 (on 2 hd) $36 Open Boys Breakaway: Trevor Olson 5.33 (on 2 hd) $60

The Prairie Doc Perspective
Dr. Richard Holms, MD
Do you remember the short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe? It ends with these words: “… – no, no! They heard! – they suspected! – they KNEW! – they were making a mockery of my horror! … and now – again! – hark! louder! louder! louder! … ‘Villains!’ I shrieked, ‘… I admit the deed! – tear up the planks! here, here! – It is the beating of his hideous heart!” I have a real story of a telltale heart. His wife almost had to force him to come to the E.R. She said he was unusually irritable. Although he typically kidded with me, this evening the smile was gone. He complained of a throbbing abdominal discomfort that spread into a tearing pain into his back. On exam he had a pulsating abdominal mass and upon listening with the stethoscope I could hear a repeating and prominent

The Prairie Doc Perspective The telltale heart

Sen. John Thune’s Weekly Column
The days of summer are slowly fading. While there is still time before heading back to school, many college students and their families have been keeping a watchful eye for news coming out of Washington about what student loan interest rates will look like for the coming school year. On July 1, 2013, Federal Subsidized Stafford Loans returned from the temporary rate of 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. The return to higher rates was part of legislation Congress passed in 2007, which provided a temporary, phased-in reduction of interest rates from 6.8 percent to 3.4 percent for Federal Subsidized Stafford Loans. This reduced interest rate was set to return to its fixed rate of 6.8 percent after July of 2012. However, last year, Congress enacted a oneyear extension of the 3.4 percent rate.  That extension expired on June 30, 2013. The recent rate change to 6.8 percent set many students and parents on edge about the cost of financing education. Unfortunately, while students were left wondering how they would shoulder the burden of higher interest rates, public disagreement between the president and Senate Democrats left legislation to provide relief to students at a standstill in the Senate. Thankfully, the Senate was able to reach a bipartisan agreement that will provide a sustainable, market-based solution that ensures access and affordability for all students, including students

Keeping interest rates low for students

with subsidized and unsubsidized loans. Previous Democrat proposals ignored the problem of high interest rates for other types of federal education loans and would have only addressed interest rates for 40 percent of student loan borrowers.  This bipartisan proposal passed by the Senate reduces interest rates for all students. The Senate bill would allow rates to float with the U.S. Treasury 10-year borrowing rates, plus an add-on for costs associated with defaults, collections, deferments, forgiveness, and delinquency. This allows students to benefit from the current low interest rate environment while better protecting taxpayers from unnecessarily subsidizing lower rates, saving both students and taxpayers billions of dollars. The resulting interest rates for loans taken out this year, after July 1, 2013, would be 3.86 percent for subsidized and unsubsidized loans for undergraduate students, 5.41 percent on unsubsidized loans for graduate students, and 6.41 percent on PLUS loans for parents and graduate students. These rates would apply retroactively to newly issued loans taken out after July 1, 2013. The costs of attending college can create challenging and stressful situations for some families, but providing certainty about interest rates can help ease the burden. I am pleased that the Senate was able to reach a bipartisan, permanent market-based solution that lowers interest rates for all students. 

whoosh. My patient had the telltale indications of a dissecting abdominal aortic aneurysm. The aorta is the largest blood vessel that extends from the top of the heart and it provides oxygenated blood to virtually every cell in the body. It is a multi-layered, high-pressure hose that arches upward and around sending tributaries to neck and brain, arms and then down through the chest past the diaphragm. Once it reaches the abdomen, the aorta sends branches to bowels, kidneys, and finally splits to the two femoral arteries providing blood for the legs. We measure the continuous pressure exerted within the aorta in millimeters of mercury, and its pressures on average range from 120 down to 80, but in a hypertensive person this can be much higher. After many years of such pressure, and especially after years of smoking, the walls of this mighty vessel can weaken and

blood can split into one of the layers of the vessel, dissect down, and finally rupture or blow out the vessel, causing immediate death. Some 14,000 Americans die from this condition each year and that would be less if proper screening occurred.  My patient did not die, but he went to surgery and within hours a new lining to his aorta was provided. Now, something like 10 years later, he is still alive and joking with me. I saw him last week, and listened to the beating of his glorious, not hideous, heart. Dr. Rick Holm wrote this Prairie Doc Perspective for “On Call®,” a weekly program where medical professionals discuss health concerns for the general public.  “On Call®” is produced by the Healing Words Foundation in association with the South Dakota State University Journalism Department. “On Call®” airs Thursdays on South Dakota Public Broadcasting-Television at 7 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. Mountain. Visit us at

Rep. Kristi Noem’sWeekly Column
Think back to the days of school lunches, study guides and late night homework. Sure the days seemed long and we may have been more excited about the big game that night than algebra, but what we all learned in the classroom gave us the foundation we needed for future education and jobs. I’ve always believed that decisions are best made at the local level – and this includes decisions relating to our education system. Recently, the House voted to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, commonly referred to as No Child Left Behind. The Student Success Act, which I supported, will restore local control, support effective teachers, reduce the federal footprint and empower parents. We all know that no one has a

Investing in our kids

greater stake in student success than moms and dads who care deeply about their children’s future. This bill will give parents a stronger voice and allow them to become more hands-on in their child’s education. Included in the Student Success Act were bipartisan provisions I introduced alongside Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) that improve the Impact Aid program by increasing efficiency, eliminating subjectivity, and providing greater flexibility to school districts. Impact Aid helps many South Dakota school districts with costs resulting from large amounts of federally impacted land including military bases, Indian lands and federal property. We are currently operating under outdated policies that make it hard to get the best teachers possible in our schools.

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Great teachers have the ability to inspire and empower our children each day. This bill will eliminate ineffective federal teaching requirements and will instead switch the focus to classroom results. We should be supporting our teachers, not pressuring educators to “teach to the test.” In South Dakota, we know and understand that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work. The needs of our rural schools are much different than schools in New York City. I believe it’s crucial that legislation take into account the differences between states, and that’s exactly what the Student Success Act does. Our children deserve the best education we can offer. In the face of stiff global competition for jobs and research opportunities, we expect a lot from our students, teachers and administrators. But with the proper support and accountability, I have no doubt that our students can and will be successful in tackling any challenges they may encounter. I hope you’ll take a moment to send me an email through my website to share your thoughts on education reform and perhaps share a story about one of your favorite teachers. You can email me at

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Homeowners reminded to follow directions when applying lawn pesticides/fertilizers
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) reminds homeowners to properly follow label directions when applying lawn and garden pesticides and fertilizers this summer. Whether homeowners are applying these products themselves or hiring a professional to do the job, lawn and garden products must be handled appropriately. Before applying pesticides and fertilizers, homeowners should read the product labels that specify how to use the product safely, effectively and legally. Applying pesticides, fertilizers, or weed and feed products that contain both, in a manner inconsistent with label directions, is a violation of the law. Before hiring a professional lawn care provider, SDDA advises homeowners to make sure these professionals are licensed first.  South Dakota law requires them to have a Category 4 Commercial Applicators license issued by SDDA. To obtain a license, applicators must demonstrate the necessary qualifications, knowledge and training to apply pesticides and fertilizers safely, effectively and according to the law. Whether you are doing the work yourself or hiring a professional, follow these tips to make sure lawn, garden and tree care services are executed correctly. 1. Purchase only as much as you need and store the unused product safely. 2. Do not apply chemicals if the weather conditions are not right. For example, high wind can cause products to drift off-site and cause damage to people or plants. 3. Read "directions for use" and “precautionary statements” sections on the label before use. 4. Ask to see the professional applicator’s license before they start working as they must carry a valid license ID card while working. 5. Pay attention to warning signs/flags that are posted on lawns near the sidewalk or street and at entry points at recreational property to alert people that a treatment was made to the area. 6. Review written application records and/or invoices provided by applicators to document their work, including products used and sites applied. Consumers can call the Better Business Bureau at 800.646.6222 and ask for a customer satisfaction history about lawn care companies. For information about applicator licenses, call SDDA at 605.773.4432. To report an unlicensed person making a pesticide or fertilizer application, please file a complaint on the SDDA website at Proper disposal of used pesticide containers is also important because there is always residue left over inside the containers. There are two facilities for gathering and recycling of these containers in SD. They are operated by SDDA and are located in Pierre and Vermillion. SDDA also tours South Dakota throughout the summer with a mobile container shredder and there is a scheduled list of sites for container drop off. See our website for more information de-program/ Agriculture is South Dakota's No. 1 industry, generating over $21 billion in annual economic activity and employing more than 122,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve, and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at or find us on Facebook at and Twitter @SDAgriculture.

Gant named Treasurer of National Association of Secretaries of State
The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) inducted its new slate of national officers for the 2013-2014 terms at its annual summer conference. Secretary Jason Gant was elected by his peers to serve as Treasurer of the association. Secretary Gant said, "It is an honor to be selected as a national leader with NASS. The opportunity to serve in a leadership position will ensure that South Dakota initiatives are highlighted across the country.” Over the last two years, Gant has served as Co-Chairman of three NASS committees, Elections, Business Services, and Voter Participation.  As treasurer of NASS, Gant will be a member of the executive committee and serve as President of the organization in 2015.  Gant will become the second Secretary of State from South Dakota to lead NASS.  “Secretaries of State are the officials to promote good government as chief elections officers and corporate filing entities in our respective states. I look forward to an active leadership role in addressing the many national issues NASS will face in the coming year and ensuring that South Dakota has a seat at the table." Gant stated. NASS was founded in 1904; NASS is the oldest, nonpartisan professional organization of public officials in the U.S. Members includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa and Puerto Rico. NASS serves as a medium for the exchange of information between states and fosters cooperation in the development of public policy. The association has key initiatives in the areas of elections and voting, state business services and digital archiving, international relations and state securities regulation, as well as several well-established awards programs. For additional information on the South Dakota Secretary of State’s office, please visit 

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Johnson applauds USDA purchase of domestic lamb products
Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) today applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement that it will purchase up to $5 million worth of lamb products to support existing nutrition programs. “This is good news for South Dakota’s sheep producers,” said Johnson.  “This should give a welcome boost to the depressed sheep markets, the cause of which the USDA is currently investigating. It will also provide food banks and other nutrition programs with quality, high protein lamb products as they face increased demand.” The USDA press release is below. USDA announces lamb products purchase WASHINGTON, July 18, 2013 – U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Administrator Anne Alonzo has announced USDA's intent to make available up to $5 million to purchase lamb products for federal food nutrition assistance programs, including food banks. “The domestic lamb industry faces various market challenges. Increased imports, weather problems and excess supply have added new pressures on the industry,” said Alonzo. “This purchase will help relieve pressure on American lamb producers and will help mitigate further downward prices, stabilize market conditions, and provide high quality, nutritious food to recipients of USDA's nutrition programs." AMS purchases a variety of high-quality food products each year to support the National School Lunch Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program and the Emergency Food Assistance Program. USDA also makes emergency food purchases for distribution to victims of natural disasters. Government food experts work to ensure that all purchased food is healthful and nutritious. Food items are required to be low in fat, sugar and sodium. The products must meet specified requirements and be certified to ensure quality. AMS purchases only products of 100 percent domestic origin. This purchase is based on analyses of current market conditions. For more information or purchase details, interested suppliers should contact, in writing: Contracting Officer, USDA/AMS Commodity Procurement Staff, Stop 0256, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250; telephone (202) 720-4517; or visit the AMS website at 

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Ag Secretary Vilsack’s Column
This week, President Obama laid out a vision for America’s economic future.  Since day one, the Obama Administration has been focused on our nation’s economic recovery, and over recent years we’ve seen positive signs of growth. Businesses have created more than 7 million new jobs over the past 40 months. The housing market is coming back. Led by the tremendous productivity of America’s farmers and ranchers, our nation’s exports are growing. But we also know that much remains to be done, and there’s no excuse for letting up. The President is squarely focused on building a strong middle class. He is committed to ensuring that every American has the opportunity to secure a good job, a quality education, a dependable place to call home, a secure path to retirement and affordable health care with decent benefits. Those opportunities are just as important for folks who call rural America home. At USDA, we have laid out a vision to rebuild the rural economy and create a strong middle class in rural America. In recent years we’ve expanded markets for agriculture and rural business, while laying the groundwork for new growth

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American Elm making a comeback
Dutch elm disease arrived, probably on wood imported from China, in 1930. It spread from Ohio, where it was first reported, to the rest of the nation over 50 years. The disease, spread by beetles, killed an estimated 100 million elm trees. The fungus is called Dutch elm disease because it was identified by Dutch researchers. Federal, state and local governments spent millions of dollars in efforts to stop the disease from spreading but nothing worked. By the 1960s, the American elm had largely vanished from much of the nation’s landscape, nurseries and garden stores. Some tree species planted to replace the elm tree are now suffering their own disease calamities, a fact that may help restore the elm tree to the American landscape. For example, the emerald ash borer, an insect, has started to ravage ash trees. It is ironic that the situation has come full circle over the last 50 years. Elm trees are being planted to replace ash trees that were planted to replace the elm trees. The American Elm has qualities that make it an ideal tree for


Breaking the gridlock and securing our economic future

in the coming generation. With Washington suffering from too much gridlock today, President Obama pledged that he’ll do everything within his executive power to keep making progress. At USDA we’ll continue our own efforts, building on the record results we’ve achieved in recent years. Meanwhile we will continue to work with Congress to break the gridlock and accomplish big things. For rural America, Congress must act as soon as possible to pass a comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill, which is crucial for USDA’s efforts to grow the rural economy and provide new income in rural communities. Additionally, by fixing America’s broken immigration system, Congress can strengthen American agriculture, grow the rural economy, and create a commonsense system that works for farmers and farm workers alike. Over the coming months, President Obama will continue to discuss his vision for a strong middle class. He’ll outline steps that can be taken by the administration, by Congress and by other partners to help grow the economy. Folks in our small towns and rural communities can help lead the way on that effort, and USDA will stand with rural America every step of the way.

For the first time in more than 40 years, the American elm tree is being sold in large numbers to homeowners and other retail customers. In the 1990s, researchers at the Department of Agriculture's National Arboretum research station in Beltsville, Md., identified several types of elm trees that were genetically resistant to Dutch elm disease. In 1996, several horticulturalists started growing the disease-resistant trees, a job that proved more difficult than expected. Now they are being sold at nurseries and big box stores. The American Elm tree is native to the United States and Canada from the east coast west to the Great Plains. The American Elm once dominated the nation's landscape, but was nearly wiped out by Dutch elm disease. Elm trees once lined the streets of nearly every American town and still do in some South Dakota and North Dakota cities. The sturdy, fast-growing Y-shaped tree was exceptionally tolerant of city life, but it was felled by a deadly fungus.

use as either a shade tree or shelterbelt tree. It grows fast and can almost reach its mature height of 35 – 60 feet in thirty years. It is drought resistant and can survive drought conditions and several extremes in weather conditions. Across the nation, horticulturalists are trying to increase production of other disease-resistant varieties American Elm such as Valley Forge, New Harmony and Jefferson elms to add genetic diversity and make elms less vulnerable to disease. In the decades ahead the numbers of these trees will be increased and conservation districts and nurseries will make them available across the nation. My sources for this news release were the USA Today and NDSU Extension Service. If you would like more information about “American Elm making a comeback,” call Bob Drown at the Conservation Office at 605-2445222, Extension 4 or by e-mail at All programs and services provided by the Northwest Area Conservation Districts are provided regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.

Framework for winter big game depredation hunts proposed
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has proposed a change to the format for big game depredation pool applications. Interested big game hunters may apply each year for a spot in a pool of hunters who may be called upon to help alleviate depredation on agricultural land caused by big game animals. While hunters could apply for an unlimited number of counties in the past,  the change proposed by the Commission will limit hunters to a maximum of 10 counties. In recent years it has been difficult for GFP to find registered individuals that are willing to respond to GFP's request for a depredation hunt in an adequate timeframe, primarily because of weather conditions or the distance needed to travel. By limiting the number of counties to a maximum of 10 counties per individual, GFP anticipates that individuals that entered themselves for depredation hunts will participate at a higher level when called upon. Last winter there were 147 hunting permits issued for turkey and 195 for deer. The GFP Commission also finalized provisions for potential elk depredation hunting seasons with no changes from 2012. Unlike deer and turkey depredation hunts, unsuccessful elk license holders are used if elk depredation hunts are needed.  In 2012, no elk depredation permits were issued. The big game depredation hunt proposals will be finalized at the Aug. 1-2 GFP Commission meeting, which will be at the Event Center in Watertown. To view the full proposals on those seasons, visit: and look under the "rule proposals" heading. To comment on the proposal, send a letter to South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission, 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD 57501; or email Comments on proposal will be taken until 5 p.m. CDT on July 31. To be included in the public record, please include your full name and city of residence. To comment in person on these proposed rule changes, the GFP Commission will host a public hearing beginning at 2 p.m. CDT as part of their meeting on Thursday, Aug. 1.

Johnson announces new housing at Ellsworth AFB
Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) announced today that the Air Force will award a project to Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC) of Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, to privatize the military family housing at Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB) as part of the six-base Northern Group housing privatization project. The Air Force intends to close the deal on August 1, 2013. “This is good for the military families that live and work at Ellsworth AFB,” said Johnson. “It is crucial that families who choose to live on base have access to quality, affordable housing. The additional amenities like the community center will provide a welcoming environment for our military families.” At Ellsworth AFB, the Air Force will convey 283 homes to BBC and lease the underlying land (272 acres) for a period of 50 years. There are 283 homes that require no work and BBC will construct an additional 214 new homes within 3 years.  In addition, among other amenities, BBC will build a community center, tennis courts, volleyball courts, picnic areas, walking paths and other recreational facilities throughout the housing area. 

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Storm shelter provides security to homeowners
Sioux Falls, South Dakota – July 19, 2013  The summer months are often associated with baseball games, hot dogs, apple pie and the potential evolution of severe weather.  Homeowners Ronald and Lila Kellogg have never felt more secure since they installed a storm shelter with the assistance of USDA Rural Development funding.  “Knowing we have a storm shelter has provided us with peace of mind and a sense of security,” said homeowner Lila Kellogg.  “It provides us with a safe place to go in the event we need to take shelter during severe weather conditions.”  Recently, the Kellogg’s spent 3 ½ hours in the shelter and they felt very secure.  The Kellogg’s don’t have a basement.  Their home is built slab on grade.  Lila saw an ad in the newspaper from Divine Concrete, Inc. advertising storm shelters and she contacted Rural Development to find out if this was a doable project.  The Kellogg’s completed an application and were deemed eligible for the agency’s 504 Home Repair program.  The Kellogg’s have used the program in the past.  Rural Development provides Section 504 Home Repair Loans and Grants in rural areas to eligible, very low-income homeowners who are unable to obtain credit elsewhere. Under this program, eligible applicants may obtain funds to repair, improve, modernize, or remove health and safety hazards in their owner-occupied dwellings. USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has a portfolio of programs designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America. USDA has made a concerted effort to deliver results for the American people, even as USDA implements sequestration – the across-the-board budget reductions mandated under terms of the Budget Control Act. USDA has already undertaken historic efforts since 2009 to save more than $828 million in taxpayer funds through targeted, commonsense budget reductions. These reductions have put USDA in a better position to carry out its mission, while implementing sequester budget reductions in a fair manner that causes as little disruption as possible.

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Keep summer gatherings free of food poisoning
Food poisoning can spoil summer picnics and cookouts but simple precautions can prevent it, says a state health official.  “Bacteria in food multiply faster whenever temperatures rise above 40⁰F,” said Bill Chalcraft, health protection administrator for the Department of Health. “That’s why handling and storing food safely is so important during hot weather.”   In 2012, South Dakota reported 493 cases of the food-borne illnesses E. coli, Salmonella, and Campylobacter. To date in 2013, 157 cases of such illnesses have been reported. Food-borne illnesses often go unreported so the actual number of cases is likely higher.  Mild or severe diarrhea, fever, vomiting and abdominal pain are common symptoms of food-borne illness. Most people will recover at home without medication but some people may need fluids to prevent dehydration. Chalcraft recommended the following steps when cooking outdoors: •Start with hand-washing. Use moist disposable towelettes if soap and water aren’t available. •Keep raw foods separate from cooked foods. If a plate held raw meat, don’t use it again without first washing it in hot, soapy water. •Marinate foods in the refrigerator, not on the counter or outdoors, and don't reuse marinade. For use as a sauce, set some aside before adding food. •Use a food thermometer to make sure food is cooked thoroughly. Cook hamburgers to 160ºF and chicken to at least 165ºF. •Keep hot food hot (140ºF or above) and cold food cold (40ºF or below). •Refrigerate or freeze leftover food promptly. Don't let perishable foods sit out longer than two hours; no more than one hour if temperatures are above 90ºF. Learn more on the department web site,

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14th Annual convention brings in experts from across the country
Pierre, S.D. -R-CALF USA will hold its 14th annual convention here August 2-3 at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel, located at 920 W Sioux Ave. "We're very excited to have a number of experts sharing their knowledge and experience with those in attendance," said RCALF USA Membership Services Coordinator Laurel Masterson. "This year we're bringing speakers from around the country to Pierre so ranchers can learn firsthand from knowledgeable experts." The 14th Annual convention will host two well-known protectors of private property rights. The first, Cliven Bundy, will speak Friday morning. Bundy is a Nevada rancher who is now the only rancher left in Nevada's Clark County. Also speaking on individual rights is Sheriff Richard Mack. Sheriff Mack was Graham County, Arizona, Sheriff from 1988-1997. In 1994, he along with six other sheriffs fought against the Brady Bill and finally won in the U.S. Supreme Court. Now Sheriff Mack is an author, speaker, consultant and a strong advocate of states' rights and individual freedoms. He will speak Saturday morning. Brian O'Shaughnessy, Chairman of Revere Copper Products, will discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement and other trade issues Friday afternoon. O'Shaughnessy served as Revere's President & CEO for almost twenty years until the end of 2007. He is attending the R-CALF USA convention as a board member and President of the Coalition for a Prosperous America. Also on Friday, Roger McEowen will present and overview of key legal cases that will have a profound and lasting effect on U.S. cattle producers. McEowen is the Leonard Dolezal Professor in Agricultural Law at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where he is also the Director of the ISU Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation. Back again this year is Dudley Butler to talk about livestock markets. Butler recently returned to his law practice after spending three years as Administrator of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). He was appointed to this position by USDA Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. In addition to these guest speakers, R-CALF USA will also feature internal experts during the convention. However, one voice will be sorely missed this year. The loss of R-CALF USA Board Member and talented convention emcee, Joel Gill, will be felt by everyone attending convention. Although no one can replace Gill, Bob Thullner of Herreid, S.D. has graciously agreed to fill this role. The business session, where proposed policy resolutions are brought forward and directors nominated, will take place Saturday afternoon. The convention finishes with an evening banquet, awards and a showcase of RCALF USA-member talents. Friday evening's activities will be held at the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center . The highlight of the event is a presentation of a handmade saddle by Baxter Badure to the Rodeo Center in memory of the late Johnny Smith. This event is open to the public. To register call 406-252-2516 or for more information go to 013Convention.htm.

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Dakota Country Lifestyles Expo hosts cook-off in Rapid City
The Dakota Country Lifestyles Expo will take place Sept. 6 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5p.m. at the Central States Fairgrounds Fine Arts Building. New this year will be a Dakota-Made Cook-Off showcasing the area's finest amateur cooks preparing a crockpot recipe made from local meats and produce. Categories include: traditional meat, novelty/wildlife meat and vegetarian dishes. Tasting is open to the public at no charge and highly encouraged. For more information or to enter the CookOff, call Heather Gordon at 605388-5210. The Dakota-Made Cook-Off, which begins the evening of Sept. 6 at 5 p.m., is sponsored by Bridger Steel and Someone's In the Kitchen. On Sept. 7 the Dakota Country Lifestyles Expo will once again be featuring Country Living seminars including Horse Pasture Management, Getting Started with Chickens, Dutch Oven Cooking and Ag Status rules and regulations. The two-day event will feature a variety of local vendors showcasing their Dakota-Made products and services to help those new to country living, or those who just wished they lived in the country, including fence supplies, chicken and horse feed and country décor. The Expo is sponsored in part by SDSU Extension and North Central Sustainable Ag Research & Education (SARE). For complete information, including vendor application and a seminar schedule, visit or call Mindy Hubert, SDSU Extension Small Acreage Field Specialist at 605394-1722 or email

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USDA/Farm Service Agency News
USDA/Farm Service Agency NEWS The Dewey, Meade & Ziebach County FSA offices would like to keep you informed of the following items important to USDA programs. If you have any questions please contact the Dewey County office at 865-3522 ext 2, Meade County at 347-4952 ext 2, or Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext 2. IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER: AUGUST 1– COC nomantions close AUGUST 2 – Last day to signup for DCP AUGUST 2 – Last day to report acreage USDA Announces Results for 45th Conservation Reserve Program General Sign-Up Offers Received for 19 thousand Acres in South Dakota Craig Schaunaman, State Executive Director for South Dakota Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will accept 1.7 million acres offered under the 45th Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up that ended in June. The South Dakota FSA received nearly 257 offers on more than 19 thousand acres of land, demonstrating CRP’s continuing appeal as one of our nation’s most successful voluntary programs for soil, water, and wildlife conservation. Since 2009, USDA has enrolled nearly 12 million acres in new CRP. Currently, there are more than 26.9 million acres enrolled on 700,000 contracts nationwide of the 19 thousand ares offers in South Dakota nearly 15 thousand were accepted or more than 146 offers. In addition to today’s announcement, over the last four years, USDA has set aside significant acreage under CRP’s Continuous enrollment programs to target habitat conservation on especially important lands. For example, in March, 2012, President Obama dedicated 1 million acres of CRP to Continuous Enrollment Programs to conserve wetlands, grasslands and wildlife. This year, farmers and ranchers have already offered more than 370,000 acres under Continuous CRP signup CRP is a voluntary program that allows eligible landowners to receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource-conserving covers on eligible farmland throughout the duration of their 10 to 15 year con-

tracts. Under CRP, farmers and ranchers plant grasses and trees in fields and along streams or rivers. The plantings prevent soil and nutrients from washing into waterways, reduce soil erosion that may otherwise contribute to poor air and water quality, and provide valuable habitat for wildlife. In 2012, CRP helped to reduce nitrogen and phosphorous losses from farm fields by 605 million pounds and 121 million pounds respectively. CRP has restored more than two million acres of wetlands and associated buffers and reduces soil erosion by more than 300 million tons per year. CRP also provides $2.0 billion annually to landowners—dollars that make their way into local economies, supporting small businesses and creating jobs. In addition, CRP sequesters more carbon dioxide than any other conservation program in the country, and also reduces both fuel and fertilizer use. Yearly, CRP results in carbon sequestration equal to taking almost 10 million cars off the road. USDA selected offers for enrollment based on an Environmental Benefits Index (EBI) comprised of five environmental factors plus cost. The five environmental factors are: (1) wildlife enhancement, (2) water quality, (3) soil erosion, (4) enduring benefits, and (5) air quality.

SD Dept. of Ag launches county site analysis program
As part of its continuing efforts to enhance local economic development opportunities, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has partnered with First District Association of Local Governments and Development District III to launch a county site analysis program. This program is designed to help counties plan for the future by providing local officials with resource-based information to assist them in making well-informed decisions. Site analyses include information on local zoning ordinances, permitting requirements and the availability of infrastructure. “With agriculture consistently investing in rural South Dakota, the need for information related to economic development opportunities has never been greater,” said Lucas Lentsch, South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture. “We’re pleased to offer this program to help counties identify the right opportunities, in the most effective locations.” The county site analysis process features a broad overview of locations that could host a variety of economic development projects, including manufacturing, commodity processing and livestock-related enterprises. “Because South Dakota’s ag industry is so vast, there are a wide range of opportunities,” said Paul Kostboth, SDDA’s Director of Ag Development. “By undertaking a detailed analysis of the possibilities available within an individual county, local governments can better consider which types of investments best fit their long-term goals.” Site analyses will be provided to interested counties free of charge, upon formal request of the County Commission and will be conducted by local planning and development districts. Funding is provided through the Value-Added Agriculture Sub Fund, administered by the Value Added Finance Authority (VAFA). For more information regarding the county site analysis program, contact Paul Kostboth at 605.773.5436 or e-mail .

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Proceedings of the Common Council City of Faith, SD
The Common Council for the City of Faith, South Dakota met in regular session on July 16, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Room of the Community Center. Mayor Haines called the meeting to order, Brown called roll call, and Mayor Haines led the Pledge of Allegiance. Council members present: Riley, Inghram, Spencer, Berndt and Hellekson. Council members absent: Lightfield. Others in attendance were: Debbie Brown, Donn Dupper, Loretta Passolt, Eric Bogue, Nick Jackson and Paul Thares. Inghram made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to approve the agenda removing item #9. Motion carried. Inghram made a motion, seconded by Berndt to approve the minutes of the July 2, 2013 meeting. Motion carried. CLAIMS APPROVED: The following claims were presented and read: Utility Department, Salaries – $6,157.63; Finance Office, Salaries – $4,658.76; Police Department, Salaries – $4,258.96; Bar & Liquor Store, Salaries – $2,224.52; Janitor, Salaries – $1,242.96; Ambulance Department, Salaries – $4,308.47; Swimming Pool, Salaries – $2,321.33; James Crockford, Landfill Manager – $324.27; Angela Ostrander, Library Supervisor – $1,026.47; Amy Ulrich, Library Sub – $152.46; Corinna Thompson, Information Center Receptionist – $402.19; Madison Vance, Information Center Receptionist – $375.37; Glen Haines, Mayor – $443.28; Jerry Spencer, Councilman – $323.22; Karen Inghram, Councilman – $323.22; B.C. Lightfield, Councilman – $323.22; Barb Berndt, Councilman – $184.70; Peggy Riley, Councilman – $369.40; Dianne Hellekson, Councilman – $369.40; First National Bank, Federal Excise Tax – $325.92; First National Bank, Withholding & SS – $3,633.80; Combined Insurance, Supplemental Insurance – $34.80; BankCard, Collection Fees – $130.33; Lyle Crockford, Music at Lone Tree Bar – $100.00; AT&T, Purchase of Accts Receivable – $159.16; Banyon Data Systems, Inc., Fund Acct Support – $795.00 Bob Linn Construction, Boat Landing @ Durkee Lake – $5,500.00; CenturyLink, Services Expenses – $5.09; Dakota Backup, Professional Services – $35.00; Datamaxx Applied Technologies, Inc., Mobile Data Software – $1,488.00; Dept of Revenue, Drivers Licensing – $45.00; Derflinger, Marti Jo, Website Hosting/; Maintaining-6 months – $120.00; Dupper, Gloria, Reimburse for Pool Clock – $10.03; Emergency Medical Products, Inc., Supplies – $1,019.74; Enos, John, Refund Water & Electric Deposits – $100.00; Farmers Union Oil, Gasoline, Supplies – $2,285.49; Fisher Gas Company, Porpane at Pool – $1,627.16; Faith Lumber Company, Supplies – $1,854.49; Golden West Technologies/Internet Sol, Internet Help Desk/HD Subscriber Count – $663.85; Golden West Telecommunications, Special Access – $3,840.40; Haines, Glen, Mileage for Fireworks – $113.00; Johnson, Kris, Refund Telephone Deposit – $75.00; Ketel, Thorstenson & Co., Professional Services – $8,233.00; Lynn's Dakotamart, Supplies – $88.67; Matheson Tri-Gas Inc., Oxygen Tank Rentals – $12.52; Mid America Computer Corp., Toll Messages & Cabs Processing Chg – $705.22; Nolan, Dan, Repair Cemetery Sign – $459.00; Physician's Claim Company, Ambulance Billing – $1,392.43; Rosenbaum's Signs, Decals for Fire Truck – $112.52; SD Dept of Environment & Natural Res, Drinking Water Fee – $220.00; SD State Treasurer, Sales Tax – $4,790.01; SD Municipal League,

Elected Officals Workshop – $80.00; SDTA, 3rd Quarter Dues – $1,737.08; Servall Uniform/Linen Co., Supplies – $365.74; South Dakota One Call, Locate Fees – $5.25; Tri State Water, Inc., Water – $16.20; Vila's Pharmacy & Healthcare, Supplies – $76.81; Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Municipal Lease – $53,219.91. Inghram made a motion, seconded by Spencer to approve all claims as presented. All yes votes. Motion carried. The June revenues were $203,314.80 and the June expenditures were $186,950.98. RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES: Spencer introduced the following resolution and moved for its adoption: RESOLUTION NO. 07-16-13-01 WHEREAS the City of Faith needs to transfer and that the Finance Officer be authorized to transfer funds as of June 30, 2013 in accordance with the adopted Budget Plan: 950.00.............. from General to Ambulance Restricted Cash 2,000.00.............. from Electric to Capital Outlay 250.00.............. from Water to Capital Outlay 1,000.00.............. from Sewer to Capital Outlay 6,000.00.............. from Telephone to Capital Outlay 3,193.87.............. from Liquor to General 12,000.00.............. from Telephone to General 12,000.00.............. from Electric to General Seconded by Berndt. All yes votes. Motion carried. First Reading of Ordinance No. 306 – Discussion on options to address potential problems from expected development pressure. Berndt made a motion, seconded by Inghram to drop the reading completely. Four – yes votes. Riley – no. Motion carried. SDSU Extension – Paul Thares: Paul Thares with SDSU Extension has been recently hired in the Lemmon regional office as the Community Development Field Specialist. Thares explained some of the services his office can offer, some at a fee and some free. He also asked the Council if they might be interested in being a pilot community to a program called “Marketing Hometown America” which would be free to them. Council will let Thares know and will also look at the other items he can offer. Nick Jackson – SD Rural Water Association: Nick Jackson with SD Rural Water Association explained what his company can do for the City. Jackson brought his trailer that is a well on wheels and helped with detecting a leak at a resident of Faith’s and checked an area between the Faith Lumber Yard and Faith Community Center for the City. There was not a leak found on the City’s line but the hydrant barrel was cracked. Swimming Lesson Fee Change: Inghram made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to retroactive as of June 21, 2013 to change the charge of swimming lessons to $30 and move to give Tori Afdahl all of the swimming lesson fees and not have her get insurance or pay back anything. Three - yes votes. Riley and Spencer – no. Motion failed. Inghram made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to retroactive as of June 21, 2013 to change the charge of swimming lessons to $30. All yes votes. Motion carried. Research possible grant for a Sewer Liner Project: Debbie Brown would like permission to meet with Ali DeMersseman with

Black Hills Council of Local Governments and Dave Lutz with Brosz Engineering to research possible grants for a sewer liner project. Berndt made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to go ahead with the research of possible grants. Motion carried. Oil Lease Transfer: Spencer made a motion, seconded by Berndt to accept the Oil Lease transfer the current lease from Nakota Energy to Inya Kara with extending the lease for two more years at $2 an acre upon the City Attorney’s approval. All yes votes. Motion carried. Job Descriptions: Berndt made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to table the job descriptions until the second meeting in August. Motion carried. Agreement for Fiber with Golden West: Inghram made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to approve the agreement for fiber provisioning and maintenance support with Golden West. All yes votes. Motion carried. Abate Nuisances: Discussion was held in regards to letters that are to be sent out. Gravel Update: The Cammack gravel pit did not have any crushed gravel of their own, whatever is crushed is owned by Meade County and they will be using all they have crushed. They are not going to crush again until next year. Durkee Lake Inspection – Insurance: The insurance company has sent a letter to the City of Faith on the Durkee Lake Inspection that has some problems that need attention and want the City’s reply as to when these things will be taken care of. One issue is that the fence needs to be moved so that animals are not on the embankment crest and that will be taken care of at a later date. Ice House – Paint and other Repairs: Debbie Brown stated that there is a matching grant that will help with paint and other repairs. Medical Director: Hellekson made a motion, seconded by Spencer to approve Dr. Thomas Jacobsen, MD as Medical Director and Verna Schad, CNP as Assistant Medical Director. Motion carried. Committee Meeting Reports: Barbara Berndt reported on the Ambulance and Police portion under their committee. They discussed the one year and five year plans. Arlen Frankfurth submitted the 50/50 grant to get the bulletproof vests and the vests are here. Nothing new on the speed display sign grant. The Core program will meet again and they will have to come up with $2,000 between all the schools and the First National Bank in Faith will sponsor the pizza and pop for the day of the event. For Stock Show he has one SD Highway Patrolman, one or two from Eagle Butte as they take turns helping each other out during celebrations. A police car will be in the amount of $25,000 as there really isn’t reasonable ones available anymore. With the Ambulance, the hardship will be okay until October and will then have to have a hearing. The door that was damaged on the ambulance hall has not yet been repaired. EMT classes will be in the fall. Dianne Hellekson reported on the Recreation and Durkee Lake portion under their committee. The boat pad is poured and ready for use, two poles have been broken off at the lake and the guys will need to put in new ones. Karen Inghram reported on the Utilities portion under their committee. Under the one year plan for telephone is getting the aerial drops buried and connected. For the five year plan in telephone is to have everything to an underground system. They would like to start replacing lights with LED lights gradually. A 40 to 60 watt replaces a 250 watt. Fiber is going to be used for landlines at the

Faith Clinic. Electric poles need changed out in a few places. A digger truck is still being searched for and the range it is going to cost would be more in the $80,000 area. The water tower people will be here to work on the epoxy and will work through a weekend if have to and it will take two weeks before the tower can be in use again, but they have diverted the water around and will not have to run any water out of the system. Hookup fees need to be changed for new connects and needs to be on the next agenda. Peggy Riley reported on streets, liquor and airport. Paving projects are being looked into as far as costs. Donn Dupper had a few costs after talking to Meade County Highway department. The paving would cost about a $1,000,000 a mile and crack sealing is about $1 a foot. Crack sealing is an important part for the streets that should be done before chip sealing. Street sweeper is being bid out. The blade is in need of repair and they aren’t able to use it very hard. Bob Linn has been working on the cement work needed around town. Robert Fisher is interested in curb and gutter and he found the cost being in the range of $22 a foot. At the airport, the wildlife fence and property purchase is still the plan. For the bar, the cooler under the bar is going to be in need of a new one as it is very old and leaking water. There needs to be another security camera behind the bar and should look at an upgrade. The new program is being used for the inventory system and Patty is still working on getting the bugs out of it. The bar is short bartenders for stock show. Discussion was held in regards to closing off the package store door to through traffic and only use for package liquor and wristband people. The Lone Tree Bar sign needs put back up. Cable TV was discussed on what was found out and it was too expensive after the promotion as it would be commercial. Building Permits: Jake Schauer submitted a building permit for adding a sewer and water connection to Lot 9 & 10, Block 30. Hellekson made a motion, seconded by Berndt to approve Jake Schauer’s Building permit. Motion carried. Rick & Cathy Smith submitted a building permit for siding and windows on Lot 4 & 5, Block 29. Inghram made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to approve Rick & Cathy Smith’s building permit. Motion carried. Arrears List: Council reviewed the arrears list. Executive Session – Possible Litigation: Hellekson made a motion, seconded by Berndt to retire into executive session at 8:16 PM to discuss possible litigation. Mayor Haines declared the Council out of executive session at 8:55 PM. Berndt made a motion, seconded by Hellekson to adjourn. Motion carried. _______________________________ Glen Haines, Mayor

________________________________ Debbie Brown, Finance Officer Published July 31, 2013 for a total approximate cost of $122.48

NOTICE Request for Proposal 2013/2014 - Meade County “Cut and Chunk” Program
_______________________________ General Project Description: This Request for Proposal is for “cutting and chunking” trees infested with Mountain Pine Beetle on U.S. Forest Service lands in Meade County, South Dakota. The “cutting and chunking” project is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Forest Service, the State of South Dakota and Meade County. Tree marking for the project shall commence on September 15, 2013. It is estimated that tree cutting and chunking shall commence on October 1, 2013. The deadline for the completion of this project is March 1, 2014. The Contractor(s) shall be required to treat any infested tree that is designated for this Project within the time period of the contract. Project Area: The Project area includes various sites found on U.S. Forest Service lands throughout Meade County, South Dakota. Depending on project costs and available funding, it is estimated that between 14,000 - 20,000 infested trees shall be cut and chunked. Contractor(s) will report to a project site. The trees shall be identified with either red or pink paint. There will be two breast height marks, one on the downhill side and one on the uphill side of the tree. There will be no butt marks on the trees. The tally of the number of trees as counted and inspected by a Project site administrator shall be used to determine payment amount. Time Period: The Contractor’s service under this Agreement shall commence on September 15, 2013 and end, on or before, March 1, 2014. Request for Proposal Procedure: Proposals can be submitted, using the form found at, to the Meade County Commission Office at 1300 Sherman Street, STE 212 - Sturgis, SD 57785. Proposal envelopes shall be clearly labeled “2013/2014 Meade County Cut and Chunk Program Sealed Proposal” and shall be received at the above address no later than 5:00 p.m., MDT, on Friday August 23, 2013 For complete Project details, please visit: HYPERLINK "http://www.meadecounty. org" or contact Jerry Derr, Meade County Commission Assistant at 605.720-1625 or HYPERLINK "" Published July 31 & August 7, 2013 for a total approximate cost of $40.28

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LOOKING FOR GREENS: Fred and Clyde Green and their sister Emoline Green Terry settled in Perkins County in the early 1900s. Their other sister lived in the Huron area and is the grandmother of Edmund Baye of Faith, SD. We are trying to find information on the Green Family in this area. A descendant of Fred Green will be visiting the homestead in early August and would like to have as many relatives get together as possible. If you are a relative of the Green Family or know any information about them, please call Elsie Baye at 605-967-2707. F47-2tc WILL THE PERSON who purchased the pink depression glass luncheon set at Saturdays rummage sale please call me. Vera Kroemer, 1-605-490-3578 or 9672532. F47-1tp FAITH STOCK SHOW RANCH RODEO entries are open. Limited to 20 teams. Call 605 739-5836 to enter.  F46-2tc APARTMENTS AVAILABLE: Countryside Apartments in Faith. 1 bedroom, carpeted throughout. Laundry facilities available. Handicap accessible. Rent based on income. For information contact: MetroPlains management, LLC 1-800-2442826 or 1-605-347-3077 Equal Opportunity Housing F5-tfc PASTURE WATER LINES with trencher and backhoe, Livestock Water Systems. 10 1/2 miles south of Maurine, 605-7482473 Merle Vig. F2-tfc I would like to thank Edna Smith for the beautiful quilt I won in the CMC raffle. John O’Grady


spec. ed. teacher. Contact Peggy Petersen, Supt. (605) 948-2252 or at for application. Open until filled. THE DUPREE SCHOOL DISTRICT is seeking applications for a HS Math Instructor (w/wo Head Boys BB Coach); Base Pay - $34,150 plus signing bonus. Contact Supt. Lenk at Dupree School (605) 3655138. CATTLE SALE LAGRAND SCOTCHCAP ANGUS RANCH Complete dispersal of 450 Registered and Commercial Fall Calving Cows including some spring calvers, 90 2012 Fall Heifers and 50 Fall Bulls. August 10th at Sioux Falls Regional Worthing Sale barn. High health, performance and phenotype. Past National breeder of the year award. Call for catalogue to Dan Nelson, Manager 701-351-1795 or Duane Pancratz, Owner 605-359-9222, or check website EMPLOYMENT MOBRIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT has opening for a FT E1911. Application may be requested or picked up at Mobridge Police Department or online at Application Deadline is Friday August 9th, 2013. UNITED PRAIRIE COOPERATIVE at New Town ND is seeking a Manager of Business Operations. RESPONSIBILITIES: Manager of Business Operations is responsible for divisional profitability, sales, new product / market development, reporting, purchasing, resale pricing, inventory control, customer service, asset maintenance, environmental compliance, and other duties as assigned by the CEO / General Manager. This supply very successful cooperative is located in NW ND with great recreational opportunities. Company owned housing is available. Email resume to: CHS National Director of Placement, 5213 Shoal Drive, Bismarck ND 58503 or call (701) 220-9775. SISSETON SCHOOL DISTRICT OPENING: Library Media Specialist. Contact: Tammy Meyer, 516 8th Ave W Sisseton, SD 57262 605-698-7613 Position open until filled. EOE. HOVEN SCHOOLS SEEKING K-12 DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION is taking applications for full- time Douglas County Highway Superintendent. Must have valid Class A Driverís License. Experience in road/bridge construction/maintenance. For application contact: Douglas County Auditor (605) 7242423. CHS MIDWEST COOPERATIVES is seeking people interested in an agronomy career. Various positions in central South Dakota available. Email or call Midwest Cooperatives 1(800)6585535. FOR SALE 200 PRE-MADE 2X6 STUDDED WALLS, 8-ft. tall in varying lengths from 5-ft. to 14-ft. $50.00 to $150.00 each, depending on length. Call 605-852-2122 in Highmore, ask for Mike Konrad or Jan Busse. LONGBRANCH IN PIERRE, SD. We have lowered the price & will consider contract for deed. Call Russell Spaid 605-280-1067. LOG HOMES DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig Connell, 605-264-5650, NOTICES ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper or 800-658-3697 for details. OTR/DRIVERS DRIVERS WANTED: CDL, owner operators, freight from Midwest up to 48 states, home regularly, newer equipment, Health, 401K, call Randy, A&A Express, 800-6583549.


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