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The official newspaper of Jackson County, South Dakota

includes tax
Volume 105
Number 46
May 31, 2012
News Briefs
The Garden Club of Philip
invites everyone to the first an-
nual plant share on Saturday,
June 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00
a.m. in the Haakon County
Courthouse. Bring plants to
share if you like and join us for
freebies, door prizes, refresh-
ments and plants. Master Gar-
deners will be there to answer
your questions. Come and have
fun with us.
Jackson Kadoka Eco-
nomic Development Corpo-
ration will hold their monthly
meeting on Tuesday, June 5,
7:00 p.m. at Club 27.
Writers Group will be
meeting at the Jackson County
Library on Wednesday, June 6.
Kadoka Community Bet-
terment Association meeting
will be held on Thursday, June
7, 12:00 noon at the H&H
Photos by
Ronda Dennis
And we also provided the screen-
ing kits.
If any child missed the screen-
ing, their parents are urged to call
Pam Bonenberger at the school.
Im expecting to have a class of
over 20 preschoolers next year, Bo-
nenberger added.
Through the screening they
check for areas of concern in devel-
opment and parents can learn
what to work on at home.
Earlier in the morning Sara
Speer, who works for Three Rivers
Coop., worked with the birth to
three years of age children.
Stone said there will be a fall
screening for head start students.
They are currently taking applica-
tions for prenatal and up to five
year olds. Call 837-2026 for more
--by Ronda Dennis
Eager and ready to be all grown
up and start attending school, 18
youngsters recently attended the
pre-school screening which was
held at the Youth In Family Serv-
ices office on Main Street in
YFS hosted the pre-school
screening, said Kristie Stone.
Pre-school screening held in Kadoka
Martin Badure works
on his motor skills during the
screening, making his row of red
blocks look like the six white
--photos by Ronda Dennis
Ella Lamont works on concepts with Miss
Joan Enders
Kaylee Kusick tests for language skills at
Miss Pams station.
Carter Kendrick carfully listens for the tones while at the
hearing and vision test station.
Tickets for mansion tours can be
obtained in advance, at no charge,
from the Pierre Chamber of Com-
Beginning June 6, weekly public
tours will be conducted each
Wednesday in June, July, and Au-
gust (with the exception of July 4,
Independence Day; no tour that
The 30-minute tours, for groups
of up to 30 people, will begin at 10
a.m. CDT, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2
p.m., and will be conducted by vol-
unteers, including the First Lady.
Tour tickets (free) must be obtained
in advance and will be available
only from the Pierre Chamber of
Those people interesting in ar-
ranging a tour should call the
Chamber of Commerce at 605-224-
The second season of weekly
public tours at the South Dakota
Governors Mansion, beginning
June 6, has some new attractions.
First Lady Linda Daugaard says
those who tour the stately home on
the shore of Capitol Lake can view
paintings and sculptures of 13
South Dakota artists.
We have some lovely art to
share that is representative of the
wonderful diversity of artists in
South Dakota, and I am pleased to
display it, the First Lady said.
We also have added a wall of Gov-
ernors family photos, and we have
officially designated two of our
guest rooms in honor of former
Govs. Arthur C. Mellette and Tom
Mellette was South Dakotas
first Governor, from 1889 (at state-
hood) to 1893; Berry was Governor
from 1933-1937.
More offered in second season
of Governors Mansion Tours
Belvidere Legion Post salutes soldiers and veterans
Standing on the hillside along the east end of the Belvidere Ceme-
tery, overlooking the graves of many fallen soldiers on a cool and windy
morning, the color guard and firing squad from the Ellsworth Air
Force Base conducted the ceremony at the Belvidere Cemetery on Me-
morial Day, Monday, May 28 at 9:30 a.m.
Pictured below they stand at attention while Bob Bork played
Taps at the close of the ceremony.
Along with the color guard were Belvidere Legion posts members
Ted Vobr carrying the American Legion Flag and Bud Perault with the
American Flag.
Pictured at left, the American Flag at the gate of the Belvidere
Cemetery flies at half staff. On Memorial Day flags are to be raised to
half staff in the morning. At noon the flag is to be raised to full staff.
The morning at half staff is for the veterans that have passed and
when you raise the flag back to full staff at noon, this is for our soldiers
and veterans that are still living.
Lenny Sanftner recalled Memorial Day pro-
grams from his childhood and all they went through
getting ready for the day, including his dad getting
dressed in uniform and everything being just right. In
later years, Lenny took part in the programs, reciting
In Flanders Field and as he got older he memorized
the famous poem for programs. The yearly program,
he said, has been passed down through the families.
He recalled the little things, like the children excited
about picking up the hot brass after the firing squad
finished at the cemetery. Stopping by the graves where
American flags waved was another way to honor the
veterans. He recalled his school years at Belvidere and
shared a few stories.
It all comes down to a plan and teamwork of the
community, he said. Community spirit keeps this pro-
gram together, Lenny added.
Ruby Sanftner said Memorial Day is a day
of remembrance and went on to give a brief history of
Memorial Day.
Even though neither Ruby or her husband were
ever in the service, you can find no one prouder; they
have family members who are.
Their daughter, Tina, said in high school she wanted
to enlist. It took Tina several pleas to convince her
mom of her chosen career, one that mom is so proud of
today. Now Tina is a Chief Master Sergeant and has
come a long ways since 1986. She is also a past speaker
at the Belvidere program. Their son-in-law, Randy,
holds the same position.
Ruby closed her speech reading a poem that her
brother-in-law, Jerry Sanftner, wrote for Tina a few
years ago. It was touching for Jerry to write, being a
Vietnam Veteran himself.
Gay Tollefson was the master of ceremonies at the Memorial
Day program held at the Belvidere Fellowship Hall following the service
at the cemetery. Her two granddaughters, Mikayla and Alex Rogers,
played the violin and viola, JoAnne Stilwell read a poem, veterans were
acknowledged and a soup and sandwich dinner concluded the service for
approximately the 75 people who were in attendance.
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Read Galatians 5:16
The Creator has a specific plan for each person's life,
and He has arranged our talents, abilities, and circum-
stances to fit with these individualized goals (Eph.
2:10). When we connect with our God-given purpose,
we feel deep satisfaction and great joy. However, it's important to understand that we can't achieve the
Lord's goals on our own; only by His strength and direction are we able to succeed.
In John 16:33, Jesus warned us that trouble is an integral part of life in this world. But easily forgetting
how weak we are, we tend to take on challenges in our own strength and resourcefulness. Human nature
wants to tackle life by itself and in its own power--and then take credit. So when temptations, trials, crit-
icism, gossip, and persecution assail, many of us have the tendency to go into high gear and try all the
For a while, life may actually seem good this way. But in the long run, self-reliance creates a mess.
And it also interferes with the fulfillment of God's purposes.
The truth is, we sometimes have to experience failure in life in order to realize our complete dependence
upon God. He lovingly breaks our pride by showing us that we cannot live fully without following the
Spirit's guidance.
Have you surrendered to the Holy Spirit's control? Acknowledge your weakness and recognize His
power, omniscience, and wisdom. The Lord does not call you to live the Christian life, which is a human
impossibility. Rather, He wants you to yield control and let Him live His life through you.
The Work of the Holy Spirit
Inspiration Point
Jackson County, SD
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Kasey Keller, Rapid City $105
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Glen Rapp, Marion $85
Gaurav Vyas, Lincoln, NE $145
Travis Tauber, Iowa City, IA $105
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Melissa Baker, Brandon $145
February 2012
Travis Two Bulls, Rapid City $85
April 2012
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Irene Saunders, Martin $200
Chad Donovan, Norris $145
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April 2012
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April 2012
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For quite a few years, we the
people of the US have struggled
with how to provide and pay for
health care. There is an interest-
ing history that got us here.
In this country, during World
War II, the Federal Government
forced a wage control, thereby
bringing companies to compete for
the smaller workforce by giving
employee health insurance bene-
fits as an alternative to a higher
salary. This health insurance
trend was enhanced in 1954 by a
tax break on businesses that gave
employee health insurance. Thus,
over the years, after the war, we
became a country where about
75% of health care was paid for by
employer-based health insurance.
But that left the elderly and un-
employed without health insur-
ance, and the nation starting
arguing about how to fill the gap
for these people. In 1965 president
Lyndon Johnson pushed through
Congress two new programs to pay
for health care called Medicare
and Medicaid. Some thought then
that our problems were solved and
everyone was covered.
However this evolving system,
which is unique to us, different
from all the countries of the world,
has resulted in two huge problems:
first, by 2008 more than 46 million
people were not covered, since in-
surance companies had to compete
by not insuring and avoiding high
risk and expensive patients. Sec-
ond, because the more you do, the
more you make has driven our
whole system of health care, there-
fore more services were provided,
which drastically grew hospitals,
sub-specialist physicians, proce-
dures, pharmaceuticals, and ad-
vancing technology. Some of this is
good, but it is very expensive.
On top of this, our legal tort/lia-
bility system has almost encour-
aged patients to threatened
hospitals and physicians with law-
suit for any bad result, whether
there was bad practice or not. The
consequence has been a culture of
health care, which is driven to pre-
scribe the highest level of technol-
ogy available.
And thus we have the most ex-
pensive system in the world. In
fact we are twice as expensive as
the worlds top 15 most costly
health care systems.
President Obamas effort with
the ACA, also lovingly called Oba-
macare, is a huge step toward pro-
viding insurance coverage for more
people, but much more will be
needed to control costs.
What should the politicians in
Washington do next?
Rick Holm, M.D., Medical Editor
How did we get into this mess?
Violet Denke____________________
Violet Denke, age 85 of Rapid
City, S.D., died Tuesday, May 22,
2012, at the Golden Living Center
Bella Vista in Rapid City.
Violet Geigle was born July 9,
1926, at her parents home north of
Quinn, the daughter of Albert and
Johanna (Hein) Geigle. She was
baptized and confirmed at St. Paul
Lutheran Church north of Quinn.
Violet grew up and received her
education in the Quinn area. She
and her other sisters spent much
time helping on their parents farm
Violet was united in marriage to
Adolph John Denke on February
22, 1948, at her parents home
north of Quinn. After their mar-
riage, they moved to a farm-ranch
north of Kadoka. In 1957, they
moved to Wichita, Kan., where
Adolph worked on the Titan II Mis-
siles. In the fall of 1962, they
moved to Rapid City where Violet
worked for a rest home with Sidney
Haine. Violet worked several years
from her home as a terminal agent
for National Trailer Convoy, and at
Later Violet, along with her hus-
band, owned and operated the
Western Mobile Home Park in Box
Elder. In 1989, they retired and
sold their business to their son,
Gene. This gave Violet time to
enjoy her favorite hobby, quilting.
Violet also enjoyed camping and
fishing with her husband (when
the fish were biting!).
Violet was a member of Peace
Lutheran Church in Rapid City,
and the Good Samaritan Club.
Grateful for having shared her
life are her three sons, Gary Denke
and his wife, Gail, of Rapid City,
Gene Denke and his wife, Teresa,
of Box Elder, and Gerald Denke of
San Diego, Calif.; four daughters,
Donna Denke of Rapid City, Darla
Mengenhauser and her husband,
Jack, of Rapid City, Diane Evans
and her husband, Morris, of Rapid
City, and Delores Fitzler and her
husband, Doug, of Alliance, Neb.;
10 grandchildren; 19 great-grand-
children; one great-great-
granddaughter; two sisters, Ruth
Denke of Rapid City and Elsie Mor-
rison and her husband, Allen, of
Melbourne, Fla.; two brothers-in-
law, Arnold Johnson of Wall and
Erhart Denke and his wife, Alice, of
Sturgis; two sisters-in-law, Marge
Denke and Marie Denke, both of
Rapid City; and a host of other rel-
atives and friends.
Violet was preceded in death by
her husband, Adolph Denke, on De-
cember 3, 2003; a son, Greg Denke;
her parents, Albert and Johanna
Geigle; a grandson, Joshua Denke;
and a sister, Minnie Johnson.
Funeral services were held 10:00
a.m. Saturday, May 26, at Peace
Lutheran Church in Rapid City,
with Pastor David Lindenberg offi-
Music was provided by Robin
Reinhold and Ruth Stabile, pi-
anists, and Maygie Schwiesow,
Alice Richter and Alma Crosbie, vo-
Ushers were Kenny Denke and
Glenn Crose. Pallbearers were
Morris Evans, Phillip, Steve and
Michael Leithauser, Doug Fitzler
and Joachim Schwiesow.
Interment was held Saturday, at
the Wall Cemetery.
A memorial has been estab-
Arrangements were with the
Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall.
An online guestbook is available
The following students have
been named to the dean's list for
academic excellence during the
Spring 2012 semester at South
Dakota State University. To earn
dean's list distinctions in SDSU's
eight colleges, students must have
completed a minimum of 12 credits
and must have earned at least a
3.5 grade point average on a 4.0
Benjamin Charles Stout,
Kadoka, College of Agriculture &
Biological Sciences
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
BHSU announces the students
who graduated at the Spring 2012
graduation ceremony.
LaTasha Buchholz, Kadoka,
BS, Professional Accountancy
TaraJo Deuter, Kadoka, BS,
Political Science, Human Services
Laurie Prichard, Kadoka, MS,
Curriculum and Instruction
Christy Willert, Kadoka, MS,
Curriculum and Instruction
Keely Krolikowski, Martin,
Summa Cum Laude, BS, Compos-
ite Chemistry
Sharyl Bush, Rapid City, BS,
Human Services, Sociology
Amber (Riggins) Cornella,
Rapid City, MBA, Applied Manage-
College News
Is it just me, or do others have
trouble catching up? Just when it
looks like I am almost caught up
with some project or my to-do-list,
something happens setting me
back a few paces. One step for-
ward, as they say and for me 17
steps backward. Or, so it seems.
I dont have any problem what-
soever catching a cold. I once even
caught a fly in my mouth while
preaching, and it is as easy as New
York style cheesecake to catch the
dickens from the Gracious Mis-
tress of the Parsonage. Catching
up is another matter all together.
Two things happened last week
that brought this to my attention.
First, I took someone out to
lunch. That in itself is not out-
standing. My wife tells me I am
out to lunch all the time.
Have you ever tried to impress
someone by taking them out to
lunch and insist on paying for
lunch? That is exactly what I did
this past week. Why I ever try to
impress anyone is beyond my
wifes wildest imagination, but I
try, much to her chagrin.
With a couple of hours to spare,
my friend called me. Immediately
I set into action a plan to meet him
at the restaurant for lunch on
We had a grand time catching
up on each others life. Personally,
I was thrilled to Catch Up on
something. Unfortunately, I
thought I was on a roll with ham
and cheese. It was delicious to
enjoy this brief time if only for a
moment, but all good things do
Things were about to turn ugly.
No, someone did not bring me a
mirror. Instead, the affable wait-
ress brought me the check.
Normally, this would not be a
problem. I would accept the check
after some friendly banter with the
waitress complaining about the
amount and threatening not to tip
her and she threatening to tell my
wife. We all smiled and then it
I casually reached around to my
back pocket to extract my wallet
containing my credit card with
which I would pay the check. My
back pocket was as empty as a
politicians promises.
At first, a slight streak of panic
raced through my person causing
me to freeze in petrifying fear. My
first thought, I had someone elses
trousers on. But whose? More im-
portant, where was the man wear-
ing my trousers?
I smiled one of those smiles that
says, Oops, Im in trouble but I
dont want anyone to know.
My friend sensed something
was wrong; friends are like that.
Looking at me he said, Is any-
thing wrong?
Being the truthful person I am,
I said, Wrong? What could be
wrong? Weve just enjoyed a great
time together. No, nothings wrong.
Absolutely nothing is wrong.
The illusive art of catching up
One problem with friends is
they always know when you are
lying. My friend was no different.
He just looked at me and said,
OK, whats wrong?
I may have trouble catching up
but I have no trouble whatsoever
being caught with my pants down.
Well, maybe not quite down but
certainly empty. Nothing is sadder
than a man wearing empty
Did you forget your wallet? my
friend asked with delight dancing
in his eyes.
He happily paid the tab but I
will never live it down.
The second incident also had to
do with my wallet. Although this
time, I did not forget my wallet.
I had an early morning meeting
across town. I knew my car was
running on fumes but no need to
worry. I left the house early
enough to stop and gas up.
Pulling out of my driveway, I no-
ticed the gas gauge was lower than
I remembered it being the night
before. A tinge of terror gripped my
mind and I earnestly prayed I
would get to the gas station on
I sighed with relief as I ap-
proached a gas station. The station
had just opened and the sign on
the pump informed me I needed to
pay for the gas before pumping it.
No problem. I ambled in, pre-
sented my credit card and pur-
chased $20 worth of gas. There is
a good feeling associated with a
schedule well in hand. I glanced at
my watch and noticed I was two
minutes ahead of schedule.
With a whistle on my lips and
air between my ears, I got into my
car and drove away.
Two miles later, I glance at the
gas gauge and noticed it had not
moved. I tapped the gauge and
nothing happened. At that time,
the car sputtered and coughed
Then, like a bolt of lightening, it
struck me. I had paid for the gas
and drove away without pumping
it into my car. By this time, the car
engine stopped and I had just
enough momentum to pull to the
side of the road.
I sat there a few minutes pon-
dering my dilemma. I knew what I
had to do but I did not want to do
it. Slowly, I picked up my cell
phone and dialed the dreaded
number. The phone rang and in a
moment, I heard myself speaking
into the phone, Honey, can you
Waiting for my wife to bring a
can of gas I thought of a verse of
scripture. Therefore to him that
knoweth to do good, and doeth it
not, to him it is sin (James 4:17
Good intentions must be accom-
panied with appropriate action.
Family of God Fellowship
Rev. James L. Synder Ocala, FL
2 cups cream-filled chocolate
sandwich cookie crumbs
2 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 cups 2% milk
6 egg yolks, beaten
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
6 peanut butter cups, chopped
1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto
the bottom of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 375 for 8 minutes
or until set. Cool on a wire rack.
For filling, in a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, flour and salt.
Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened
and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the
heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to pan, stirring
constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
Remove from the heat. Stir 1 cup into peanut butter until smooth. Gently stir
peanut butter mixture into the pan. Pour over crust. Cool to room temperature.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
In a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar;
beat until stiff peaks form. Spread over peanut butter mixture. Sprinkle with
peanut butter cups and peanuts. Drizzle with chocolate syrup.
Peanut Butter
Custard Blast
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Happiness is a new bag of
crinkly dipping potato chips and,
at the same time, a fresh can of
cheese dip. This might be in con-
trast to the last time you had chips
and were dredging around in the
bottom of the sack for pieces big
enough to dip and having to do
that in a nearly empty can. You
might even have had to resort to
collecting the last bit of dip with a
spoon or your pointer finger. Fail-
ing that, you may have, in despair,
dumped the crumbs from the sack
into the can, stirred them around,
and eaten them with a spoon. Dis-
gusting! The new supply of chips
and dip then seems quite fine.
Contentment is a gorgeous sun-
set in all shades of pink, purple
and red, and you just happen to
have your camera with you at the
time. Even better is having a neat
tree or other interesting object or
critter to silhouette against all
that color with maybe a crescent
moon in just the right spot. Natu-
rally, there would be no high-line
poles in the way or other clutter,
and the jet jockeys wouldnt have
been racing around leaving vapor
trails in all the wrong places.
Delight is being right. Lets say
you were looking south in the
night sky and spotted two bright
stars where there should only be
one at that particular time of the
night and year. You try to figure
out what is going on and decide
one of the lights is the star, Spica,
and the other has to be a planet
since all the stars are consistent in
their relationship to one another.
The only two possibilities, given
the brightness and location, are
Saturn and Mars, so which one is
it? After considering the matter a
bit you decide on Saturn since
Mars is probably more golden and
a bit higher in the sky. When you
later check your conclusions with
your Starry Night computer pro-
gram, lo and behold you are right.
This is better than making a major
miscalculation such as adding two
and six and coming up with
twenty-two and a half or otherwise
ending up somewhere way out
there in left field.
Relief is when you work hard at
something and it all comes out
okay. Say your wife gives you a
new book of piano preludes that
you can play before church, and
one of the pieces is really tough.
You keep practicing that bugger
and maybe play it in excess of fifty
times before the tough spots are
ironed out. Finally you think it
might be good enough to play in
public, give it a shot, and it goes
just fine. Moreover, the people like
it. You are quite happy with the
outcome and relieved that things
didnt fall apart somewhere in that
difficult arpeggio on page three or
the loud and flashy ending. You
have accomplished your goal.
Great enjoyment is having roast
beef for dinner when it is tender,
tasty and cooked just right. Add
some mashed potatoes and gravy,
corn on the cob, a couple slices of
homegrown tomato, and perhaps a
piece of apple pie plus a dip of ice
cream for dessert. What could be
nicer than that?
A warm heart might be what
you come up with when your son
gives you a big smile for no partic-
ular reason. The chest might even
have to expand some if the kid also
happens to incline his head your
direction, meaning he thinks a kiss
on the top of the head might be ap-
propriate. Kids, as you may know,
have a way of messing with your
Great amusement is what you
might get from reading a good
book, watching a fine movie, or
being with a truly witty person.
Such things add some spice to life
in general.
True joy, though, comes from
knowing youre a child of the King
and having the assurance that God
loves you and is with you for every
step you take. Sorrow, on the other
hand, is having a friend who sees
no need for God in his life. What on
earth are you going to tell his dear
grandmother in heaven when he
doesnt eventually show up there?
How can you get it across that to
gain the whole world and lose your
very soul is an exceedingly bad
trade. Prayer and trust may save
the day.
So, for you and me both, I hope
for happiness, contentment, joy
and all the other good things plus
an absolute minimum of pain and
sorrow. May it be so.
Happiness Is
Lookin Around
by Syd Iwan
Memorial Day services were
held in Belvidere on Monday.
Things started at the cemetery at
9:30 a.m. with a color guard and
firing squad from Ellsworth Air
Force Base. A program followed at
the hall with master of ceremonies,
Gay (Klima) Tollefson, various mu-
sical numbers, and an address by
Lenny and Ruby Sanftner. A
catered lunch by Jiggers of Kadoka
was accompanied by various
desserts brought in by local people.
Glenn Freeman said there was a
good turnout of around 75 to 80
people which is probably one of the
biggest theyve had in recent years.
There were quite a few who came
from Kadoka since they didnt have
services there this year. Glenn also
said the American Legion member-
ship at the local post has now
grown well over the fifteen mem-
bers needed to continue which is a
relief after being put on probation
a while ago for not having enough
The annual Belvidere Firemens
Feed and fundraiser was held at
the fire hall on Sunday evening. A
lot of people turned out for that
which included burgers, brats, hot
dogs, beans, salad and the works.
The fundraiser later continued at
JRs with a dance; the music was
provided by Westbound. According
to fire chief, Jim Addison, the
evening was a success and will help
to fund the fire departments work
in the coming year.
Georgann Addison went to Wall
on Sunday to do some barrel rac-
ing. Jim and Jami stayed home
since theyd been to Peraults
branding and followed by a late
night due to the activities of the
firemens feed. They decided to rest
Ronda and Rick Dennis at-
tended all the activities for the an-
nual firemens fundraiser on
Sunday afternoon and evening, as
did everyone else from the neigh-
After attending the Memorial
Day program in Belvidere, Ronda
and Rick Dennis went to Larry and
Jo Johnstons for dinner on Mon-
day. Also joining them were Brad
and Scotti Block from Nowlin. The
group spent the afternoon fishing
and reported to have good luck.
Peraults held their branding on
Sunday although it was originally
scheduled for Saturday and got
rained out. Luckily, it could be
rescheduled for the next day which
had nice weather. Work started at
the river ranch south of old Stam-
ford, proceeded to the home place
at Bud and Valenes, and ended
later in the afternoon at Mike and
Marlenes for dinner. There was
plenty of help and the work went
fine. Three of Mike and Marlenes
kids, Bert, Lesa and Melissa, were
on hand to help with Melissa com-
ing on Friday night and staying
until Sunday. That evening, Mike
went into town to the firemens
feed while Marlene finished up the
branding details and then joined
the rest at the dance. Marlene said
Bud and Valene have been enter-
taining an old Navy buddy of Buds,
Elvin Kingery, and his wife,
Dorothy, of Chattanooga, TN. The
Kingerys had been at Mike and
Marlenes for supper a couple of
times in the last week and were
staying in their camper over at Bud
and Valenes. Sunday turned out to
be a fairly full day at Peraults but
went well. It was nice to actually
get the branding done and out of
the way.
Frank Carlson is currently being
visited by his brother, Jessy Carl-
son, of Belle Fourche. Jessy is ex-
pected to be around for a week or
so. Frank and Jesse helped brand
at Peraults on Sunday and then
took in the firemens feed and
Fayola Mansfield stayed home
and went to church on Sunday
while the rest of the family headed
west to Wyoming. Jim, Aaron,
Michelle, and Tyrel went to help
daughter/sister Allison and family
with their branding. Fayola said
she had been there to visit a short
time ago and wasnt up to going
back again quite so soon. Her
ankle, however, is mostly healed
from the break it sustained earlier
this year, and she is able to get
around fairly well.
Chuck and Merry Willard had
their daughter, Niki, and sons
home for the weekend from Hot
Springs. Niki came on Friday night
and went back home on Monday.
She and the boys went to church
with Chuck and Merry on Sunday.
Chuck said he has been busy help-
ing the neighbors with branding,
moving cattle, etc. He is enjoying
himself very much since the brand-
ing season might be his favorite
time of year. On Sunday, Willards
rode horses getting some heifers in
and just enjoying the day. Chuck
said the rain on Saturday bright-
ened everything up and made
things smell fresh and nice.
Larry Grimme was visited by
Art and Joyce Glynn of Rapid City
this weekend. They came on Satur-
day and stayed through Monday.
On Sunday, they went to church,
after which Larry and Art did some
fishing at the Belvidere Dam albeit
unsuccessfully. They did enjoy the
nice day and watching the pelicans
and other water fowl at the dam.
That evening they took in the fire-
mens feed. Memorial Day services
were attended on Monday. Art will
be celebrating his 85th birthday on
May 31, and Art and Joyce will cel-
ebrate their 56th anniversary on
June 6. They have four kids, Kent,
Beth, Pam, and Scott.
Bunny Greens dinner guests on
Sunday included her daughter,
Darlene Wiedemer, of Murdo and
grandson, David Wiedemer, of
Pierre. In the afternoon, they all
went to the cemetery and decorated
graves for Memorial Day. Bunny
said they did relatives and also
some friends who no longer have
local relatives to decorate their
graves. Darlene and David went
home that night but returned on
Monday for services at the ceme-
tery and church hall. Darlene re-
ported that, on her way back to
Murdo on Monday, she noted a lady
playing bagpipes near the old Wil-
hauer place which is a deserted
house just across the service road
southwest of 1880 Town. She didnt
know what all that was about and
didnt stop to find out. Earlier in
the week, Bunny and Betty Kusick
had been to Kadoka for groceries
and dinner at Jiggers. Wally Wells
had also stopped in most days to
bring Bunnys mail. Jesse Carlson
is in the area and came by one day
for a while. Bunny remembered
when Jesse was little, he some-
times used her dog for a pillow. Her
dog didnt mind and even protected
Jesse if someone got too close and
looked threatening.
Betty Kusick attended the fire-
mens feed and was surprised at
the large attendance. Her son,
Kenny, came from Kadoka on Mon-
day and went with Betty to the
cemetery and other Memorial Day
Kenny and Roxie Fox had all
three of their sons around this
weekend. Wade lives here, but
Shawn and his wife, Jodi, came
from Mobridge and Jesse came
from Gillette, WY. Wades friend,
Patty Irigoyen, was also there from
Selby. The boys came to help with
branding which was accomplished
on Monday.
Crystal Paulsons son-in-law,
Tracy Spoonemore, was recently
wounded in a mortar attack in
Afghanistan. Crystal didnt have a
lot of details but knew the injury
was not life threatening since
Tracy wasnt sent home but was
kept in Afghanistan to recover and
rejoin his unit.
Let our object be our country,
our whole country, and
nothing but our country.
Daniel Webster on
Bunker Hill (1825)
The Rings were busy branding
on Tuesday.
The James Letelliers were in
Kadoka on Tuesday.
Tuesday, Hank Hudson and
friends from Indiana were hunting
prairie dogs at Maxine Allards.
The guys also did some repairs for
Maxine at her south house.
Wednesday afternoon, Evan and
Dorothy Bligh were among those
attending the White River Middle
School graduation and awards cer-
Congratulations to all the re-
cent graduates from high school
and the eighth grade. On Wednes-
day eighth grade graduation was
held in White River with a large
crowd in attendance. Norris stu-
dents were very well represented
and also took their share of honors
in the middle school awards cere-
mony held during the graduation.
Following the graduation a recep-
tion and supper was held at the
Norris Township Hall for eighth
graders Ethan Huber, CJ White
Hat and Gaton Hawk hosted by
their parents.
Special guests at the Leon and
Cora Huber home for Ethans grad-
uation was his sister, Amanda Fire
Cloud, and little nephew, Andrayis,
of Spencer, IA. His grandpa, Virgil
Huber, and aunt, Anita Swedlund,
of Custer and aunt, Mary Bannis-
ter, of Sundance, WY, were also
Wednesday, the Jason Burma
family moved back to the James
Letellier ranch for the summer.
Thursday, Richard and Crystal
Charging Hawk held a
reception/supper at the Norris
Township Hall in honor of their
daughter, Courtney, who was
among those who graduated from
the eighth grade. Others graduat-
ing from this area were Jaret
WoodenKnife and Chris Eagle
Bear. The eighth graders were all
at one table down at the hall and I
thought, any school in the state
would love to have the talent and
athletic skill sitting there. Congrat-
ulations kids, we are proud of you!
Bruce and June Ring conducted
business in Rapid City on Thurs-
day. While they were at WalMart
they saw the Oscar Meyer Weiner
mobile, so stopped to get their pic-
tures taken. It was gone shortly
after that so they were lucky to
even see it!
Bradley Huber got his big boy
haircut on Friday just in time for
his two-year-old birthday Monday,
the 28th of May. He looks so grown
up. Bradley is the son of Dave and
Nicole Huber.
On Friday, Evan and Dorothy
Bligh kept an appointment in
James and Marjorie Letellier
and Jace Burma traveled in the
rain to the SD State Track meet at
Rapid City on Friday. It was mem-
orable to say the least, everyone
soaking wet and the contestants
running through puddles on the
track. I was kept busy just wiping
my glasses to see! It was intermit-
tent showers all right; everyone
looked like they just got out of the
shower. It was a fun day just the
same. The Letelliers came home
that night and JaLynn Burma and
Julie Letellier of Kilgore went up
on Saturday. All four of the Letel-
liers daughters were there on Sat-
urday and saw the Sunshine Bible
Academy boys track team receive
third place in the state. DJ Beck-
with is a member of the team.
Guests of Maxine Allard on Fri-
day was her daughter, Sharon, of
Spearfish and friends, Dave and
Diane Somers, of Anchorage, AK. It
was so cold that day that Maxine
started the heat for them because
they were so cold. That evening,
after the others had left, June Ring
was a supper guest.
Ty and Taylor Merchen, the Bur-
mas and the Letelliers did an excel-
lent job of mowing the Norris
Cemetery. That is a project that we
have tried to get done all week, but
couldnt due to the rain. We are not
complaining because it looks lovely
and freshens everything up. We re-
ceived about an inch of moisture
Thursday and Friday. It was so
foggy Saturday that it kept every-
thing wet then, too. We just decided
to mow when the sun decides to
shine. The cemetery looked very
nice and folks have been stopping
there all weekend to pay their re-
spects at that sacred ground that
holds their loved ones. Keeping it
mowed is the least we can do.
Julie Letellier of Kilgore was an
overnight guest of her parents on
Saturday night.
Sunday afternoon, Jason and
JaLynn Burma, Beaver, Jade,
Jakki and Jimmy visited with the
Daniel and Tresa Paul family at
the Bauman cabin in the badlands.
Tuesday, Heather Taft kept an
appointment in Martin.
Samantha Taft came home from
Rapid City on Wednesday where
she had taken and passed a motor-
cycle course. That afternoon, Dan
and Susan went into White River
for the middle school awards cere-
mony and eighth grade graduation.
Their daughter, Morgan, is a sev-
enth grader.
The Taft girls will be working on
opposite ends of the state again
this summer. Last Sunday, Saman-
tha Taft left for summer job in
Susan Taft and Morgan took
Heather's horse to Custer on Me-
morial Day, while Heather drove
her car there for her summer job.
Ed and Carol Ferguson went to
Chamberlain on Saturday to at-
tend the annual Drury family pic-
nic. Others from this part of the
state that were there included
Frances and Bob Getz, Cliff and
Priscilla Park of Kadoka and the
Owen and Bonnie Ferguson family
from Long Valley.
Charity Weiss of Rapid City,
Betty Berger of Boulder, CO, and
John Epperly of Minneapolis, MN,
made the trip to Norris on Sunday
to visit cemeteries in the area.
They along with Jesse Ferguson
and Gene and Marjorie Popkes
were dinner guests of Irene Kauf-
Pete and Marla Ferguson went
to Rapid City on Sunday to visit
their daughter Olivia Wood-
Hope you took time out this Me-
morial Day weekend to reflect on
the many sacrifices that our United
States Military make so you can do
as you please every day. It is the
United States Army, Air Force,
Navy, Coast Guard and National
Guard, and their Special Forces
and Seals that face the forces of
evil every day to keep us safe and
secure. Without their willingness
to serve our dear country and sac-
rifice their pleasures, limbs and
their lives we would not be the
United States of America, as we
know it. We should not only on this
holiday, but always let them know
that we will uphold them in our
thoughts and prayers as they serve
our country with pride. They are
the best!
A special thanks to those from
our own little burg like United
States Army SPC Jarrod Wood-
enKnife and his wife, Lacey, here in
the states and United States Air
Force Tech Sergeant Tiffany Root
stationed at Kelley Barracks in
Struttgart, Germany. Thank you
for your service from a grateful Na-
tion. We are so proud of you!
Where there is a mud puddle little boys will make their
own entertainment. Coy Bonenberger (L) and Travis Dolezal enjoyed
stomping their cowboy boots in the mud puddles at the Belvidere Fire-
mens feed Sunday night. The feed and dance was a huge success, however,
boots and blue jeans were wet and muddy.
--photo by Ronda Dennis
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The third annual plant ex-
change was held Saturday, May 19.
It was re-located to Patty Grovens
carport because of the storm dam-
age on Main Street. Local residents
brought in over 60 plants from
their yards and gardens and ex-
changed them for a new variety to
take home. It was a cool, rainy
morning but fun for all who partic-
Sue Kaiser drove to Blunt on
Monday, May 21 and attended the
funeral of Marge Small. Marge was
the sister of Sues aunt, Rose Rus-
sell, of Pierre. Mrs. Small died on
Tuesday, May 15.
Bob and Frances Getz attended
the South Dakota Class AA State
High School Golf Tournament in
Sioux Falls last week. Their grand-
daughter, Hallie Getz, of Pierre
High School, won the individual
title by one stroke with a two-day
score of 153. Hallie is a junior in
high school and is the daughter of
Roger Getz. The Pierre golf team
took second place behind the win-
ning OGorman girls. Hallie is the
first Lady Gov to win the individ-
ual title since 2009. Frances and
Bob stayed at the home of Rob and
Deb Whipple while in Sioux Falls.
Hallie will be working in Rapid
City this summer at Red Rock
Country Club.
The Jim Plaggemeyer family
went to Flandreau on Saturday
where they met their daughter,
Holly, of Brookings and spent the
night. Holly is working at a nurs-
ing home in Brookings this sum-
mer and is studying at SDSU to be
a dietitian. Plaggemeyers returned
home late Sunday afternoon.
Bill Stout and wife, Paulett Tag-
gart, of San Francisco, arrived in
Kadoka Wednesday evening and
spent several days visiting his
brother, Terry, and other relatives
here. They had flown to Denver
and then drove through Nebraska
on their way to South Dakota,
doing some golfing along the way
and enjoyed two rounds at the ex-
clusive new golf course near Valen-
tine, NE. While here they also
golfed in Philip one day and took
care of legal business. On Saturday
they and Sydne Lenox went to the
Black Hills National Cemetery to
decorate family and friends graves.
The day was chilly and cloudy, but
the cemetery was beautiful, and
was very busy. An airman told
them that because of the holiday,
funerals were being held on Satur-
day 13 had been held on Friday
and seven scheduled for Saturday.
Normally military funerals are
only held during weekdays, Mon-
day through Friday. Bill and
Paulett left that afternoon for their
flight from Denver back home.
Several relatives from Kadoka
attended the wedding of Mark
Merchen and Joan Sarlo on Sun-
day. The wedding was held at Rim-
rock Church, near Johnsons
Siding, in the Black Hills. Attend-
ing from Kadoka were Tim and
Tammy Merchen and family, Mark
Merchen, and Pat and Boyd Porch.
The groom is the son of Carol and
the late Melvin Merchen. The new-
lyweds will be residing in the State
of New York.
Lila Whidby, Lois Lurz of Hot
Springs and Lola Hulce of Philip
went to Springview and Ainsworth,
NE, on Sunday to decorate graves
for the Memorial weekend. They
also visited some relatives while
there, returning home the same
Mike Olney was taken to the
Philip hospital on Sunday, May 20
and transferred to Rapid City Re-
gional on Wednesday of last week.
He was still in Rapid City on Mon-
day as these news items were writ-
ten, but according to his dad, Bud
Olney, he is improving. Bud and
Norma have been busy getting set-
tled into a smaller home on their
property, after living in the big
house for many of years.
Jim Knapp and several friends
from Metamora, IL, have been vis-
iting at the Veryl and Charlie
Prokop home this past week. They
are getting in some prairie dog
hunting while here and plan to re-
turn home later this week. Jim is
the brother of the late Marilyn
Dale Schnee of Atwood, CO, was
in Kadoka on Friday and visited
his uncle, Harold Schnee, who is a
resident of the Kadoka Nursing
Home. On Monday Harold and
Mary took in the Memorial Day
program and dinner in Belvidere.
Many Kadoka area residents
traveled to the South Dakota State
Track Meet on Friday and Satur-
day, May 25 and 26 in Rapid City.
Despite the rain showers and
cooler weather, the Kadoka track
team competed strong and repre-
sented the school very good.
Jeff Willert rode saddle bronc in
the Maah Daah Hey Stampede in
Grassy Butte, ND, on Friday, May
25. He had a score of 75 which was
a tie for 8th place and netted a
small check of $105. Jeff will be rid-
ing at Ft. Pierre on Saturday
evening, June 2 during the
Matched Bronc Ride scheduled
Mary Bull Bear spent time with
granddaughter Nevaeh Pierce and
grandson Jacob Garrett on Friday.
Mary's daughter, Sonia, dropped in
frequently during the week.
On Saturday, Winona Carson
went out for lunch with family to
celebrate her son, Ron Carson,
birthday. Oliver and Gayle Carson
visited with Winona on Sunday.
Ruth Klundt took a ride across
the state to Brookings to attend her
grandson's graduation this week-
Polly Kujawa enjoyed a walk
with her son, Jim, on a lovely after-
noon this week. Sunday was Polly's
birthday and after church, she en-
joyed a nice dinner out with family.
Ray Becker had a good chat with
his friend, Kenny Kusick, on Tues-
Patty Patterson enjoyed her
visit with Susan, Eve and Addie
Patterson on Wednesday.
Harold Schnee welcomed his
nephew, Dale Schnee, on Friday.
Harold's friend, Larry Grimme,
dropped in for a little while on Sat-
Bob Tridle received a visit from
his wife, Roseanne, on Friday.
Betty VanderMay spent time
with her grandson, Tel, on Friday.
Lova Bushnell came in to see
several friends on Saturday and to
join in a game of horseshoes. Char-
ity Edwards was the winner of the
game, but Lova and Mary Ellen
Herbaugh tied for second place.
Harriet Notebloom is our May
resident of the month and she in-
vited family to join her for Sunday
dinner. They enjoyed a lovely meal
and good conversation.
Barb Bowen
Stand by Your Man
Deb Smith
Coal Miners Daughter
Maureen Palecek
9 to 5
--by Del Bartels
Three talented ladies in the
Philip community, each with confi-
dent and strong singing voices,
team together to perform the coun-
try musical Honky Tonk Angels.
Maureen Palecek, Barb Bowen
and Deb Smith play characters
who are as different from each
other as can be, except they all
have had county backgrounds and
lifelong dreams of actually using
their singing talents. The musical
is very heavy in the singing depart-
ment. While the well-known
songs solos, duets and group ren-
ditions come almost nonstop,
there is a basic plot and difference
between the characters.
Bowen begins the play as a nar-
rator speaking directly to the audi-
ence. Her character is a
stuck-in-a-rut wife and mother of
six who live in a double-wide mo-
bile home. She goes from Stand by
Your Man to Dont Come Home
Drinkin with a comic ease. She
will leave behind family to find her
Paleceks character is a disgrun-
tled and highly put-upon secretary
whose love life has failed at least
twice. Her first solo, almost obvi-
ously, is 9 to 5. A bit later, her
character rips loose and into the
male audience members with
These Boots Are Made for Walk-
ing. She has nothing to leave be-
hind but an autographed bowling
ball from her first husband, a shot-
gun from her second husband and
a too interested boss.
Smith is a country gal who has
been taking care of her father since
her mothers death, though her sib-
ling could help. Portraying the epit-
ome of Coal Miners Daughter,
she refuses to throw away her
dreams. She makes up her mind to
head for Nashville, or Las Vegas, or
wherever, but she leaves to I Will
Always Love You. This is the vocal
transition to the three women
heading to the big city. So with bus
tickets in our hands, and our
hearts in our throats, we were on
our way to Music City USA, said
Meeting on the bus and riding
through a thunderstorm, the gals
encourage each other. Bowen
shares her ever-present pork rinds
and baloney sandwiches. They
eventually work themselves into a
frenzy and hold a hootenanny on
the bus. Three strange women all
traveling to a strange place. Its no
coincidence. Its meant to be. And
the three become a group, The
Honky Tonk Angels.
Within weeks, they make it big.
But, the musical selections have
switched from songs such as
Amazing Grace to Night Life,
Harper Valley PTA, Fancy and
Barroom Habits. There is a con-
troversy among the groups mem-
bers over the song selections, which
are about not very respectable
women. Could this controversy
break up the group? Could this be
their last performance? Will the
circle be unbroken?
All the instrumental music is
live with no recordings or tapes.
Band members include Glenn Par-
sons, Chuck Carstensen, Mike Sea-
gar, Marilyn Millage and Crystal
Martinez. The plays country band
is in the background as instrumen-
tal back-up during the first scene.
They still play during the second
scene, though from behind the cur-
Philip Theater Group to perform the
country musical Honky Tonk Angels
Country musical Three characters each leave their wildly dif-
ferent lives to strike out as country performers. They meet, join, and
within months become the Nashville sensation Honky Tonk Angels. But,
will this be their last show? From left: actress/singers Maureen Palecek,
Barb Bowen and Deb Smith. --photo by Del Bartels
Dont look down now City street director Patrick Solon
climbs the water town in downtown Kadoka while an employee from
Maguire Iron waits at the top. The mission for scaling the tower was to
close the hatch, which had blown open during a recent wind storm.
--photo by Ronda Dennis
tain, while the singing action is in
front of the curtain and even some-
times into and involving the audi-
ence. In the second act, the band
and back-up singers are prominent
performers in the Honky Tonk
Heaven bar and showroom in
Nashville. The musical play is co-
directed by Marcy Ramsey, Diane
Walker and Nancy Ekstrum.
Performances will be 7:00 p.m.,
Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9,
and at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, June 10,
in the Fine Arts Building at the
Philip High School. The perform-
ances will not be held in Kadoka
this year.
SDSU Extension Community
Development will offer a free webi-
nar where participants will learn
the value of making a good impres-
sion and promoting their commu-
nity to visitors and newcomers.
The one hour Webinar will focus
on the importance of hospitality
and good customer service and how
a community can become a welcom-
ing place for all. Webinar presen-
ters include; SDSU Extension Field
Specialists Cheryl Jacobs, Kari
Fruechte and Peggy Schlechter.
The webinar is scheduled for
Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. Cen-
tral Time and will be repeated
Thursday, June 7 at 10 a.m. CT.
To join each Webinar visit, Partici-
pants are encouraged to log in
within 30 minutes of the specified
time. For more information contact
Cheryl Jacobs, SDSU Extension
Field Specialist at 605-626-2870 or
SDSU Event Announcement: Welcome to
Our Town Webinars offered June 6 & 7
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Kadoka, SD
For fuel &
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Phone: 837-2235
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Kadoka Press: 837-2259
Pioneer Review: 859-2516
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Pennington Co. Courant: 279-2565
New Underwood Post: 754-6466
Faith Independent: 967-2161
Bison Courier: 244-7199
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Kadoka Clinic & Lab
601 Chestnut
Kadoka, SD 57543-0640
Fax: 837-2061 Ph: 837-2257
Dave Webb, PA-C
Dave Webb, PA-C
Wednesday - CLOSED
Please call Philip Clinic
Dr. David Holman
Dr. Coen Klopper
Clinic Hours:
8:00 - 12:00 1:00 - 5:00
Lab Hours:
8:15 - 12:00 1:00 - 5:00
Kadoka, SD
Philip, SD
Complete line of veterinary
services & products.
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to noon
by appointment
Check out our website!
The Lab & X-ray departments
accept orders from any provider.
Kadoka Clinic is a Medicare provider &
accepts assignments on Medicare bills.
Sonya Addison
Independent Scentsy Consultant
605-837-2077 home
605-488-0846 cell
Kay Reckling
Independent Norwex Consultant
605-391-3097 cell
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June 14 Murdo at Kadoka
June 19 Kadoka at Wall
June 21 Philip at Kadoka
June 26 Wall at Kadoka
June 28 Kadoka at Murdo
June 30 B Team Paulson Tourney
at Philip
July 3 Kadoka at Philip
July 10 Murdo at Kadoka
July 14 A Team Tourney at Wall
Baseball Schedule
B Team games start at 5:30 p.m. MT
A Team games to follow
the Wall-based telephone, Internet
and cable television Company since
Golden Wests scholarship program
was established in 1999.
Nicole VanderMay of Kadoka
Area High School has been named
recipient of the $1,000 Golden West
Scholarship for 2012.
Nicole was selected by the school
based on a number of merit based
qualities including leadership, aca-
demic achievement, civic and ex-
tracurricular activities, and the
motivation to serve and succeed.
Some of Nicoles activities have
included volleyball, basketball,
track, FFA, band, chorus and Na-
tional Honor Society. Nicole has
also participated in numerous com-
munity activities,
She plans to attend South
Dakota State University.
The Golden West Scholarship is
an annual award established to
help promote educational opportu-
nity for students within the Golden
West service area. More than 440
scholarships have been awarded by
VanderMay receives GW scholarship
Jessica Grimes Memorial Scholarship Tess Byrd
and Brady Sudbeck received the Jessica Grimes Memorial Scholarship
which is sponsored by the Grimes Family and the KHS Class of 2007.
--photo by Robyn Jones
Friend of Athletics Award Dave Ohrtman (L) presented
Vern Uhlir the Friend of Athletics Award for the many hours that he has
contributed to the students at KAHS.
--photo by Robyn Jones
Academic Awards
Board of Regents Scholars: Tess
Byrd, Alex Smiley, Nicole Vander-
May, Tia Carlson, Kassidy Fergu-
son, Bryan Schofield and Brady
Board of Regents Opportunity
Scholarship: Tess Byrd
Career and Technical Education
Scholar: Brandon Dale, Kassidy
Ferguson, Alex Smiley and Nicole
Golden West Scholarship: Nicole
West Central Scholarship: Tia
Carlson, Brandon Dale, Sean Ire-
land, Laken Jorgensen and Bryan
Rural Electric Youth Tour:
Kenar VanderMay
WR/LJ Rural Water Scholar-
ship: Tia Carlson
South Dakota State Trooper
Scholarship: Tess Byrd
Senior Class 2011 Scholarship:
Nicole VanderMay, Tia Carlson,
Alex Smiley, Brandon Dale, Kas-
sidy Ferguso, and Tess Byrd
Jessica Grimes Memorial Schol-
arship: Tess Byrd and Brady Sud-
George C. & Florence Smith:
Kassidy Ferguson
Roseanne M.E. Albin Scholar-
ship: Jake Addison, Laken Jor-
gensen, Sean Ireland and Bryan
College Access Scholarship: Jake
Addison, Kassidy Ferguson, Tess
Byrd, and Brandon Dale. The alter-
nates are: Laken Jorgenson, Brady
Sudbeck, Sean Ireland and Bryan
Kadoka Kares College Access
Scholarship: Sierra Sitting Up,
Le'Anna Buxcel, Elenor Perkins,
Briana Stone
Coca-Cola Scholarship: Lorena
Bettelyoun and Alana Romero
Ila E. Vogelgesang Scholarship:
Kassidy Ferguson
Ardell Bjugstad Native Ameri-
can Scholarship: Alex Smilye
Cottonwood Roping Club Schol-
arship: Alex Smiley
Midland American Legion Schol-
arship: Brandon Dale
Midland Alumni Scholarship:
Brandon Dale
SDSU Track and Cross Country
Scholarship: Tia Carlson
SDSU Camonil: Kassidy Fergu-
SDSU Leaders for Tomarrow:
Nicole VanderMay
SDSU Yellow and Blue: Jake Ad-
Mount Marty Benedictine Schol-
arship: Tess Byrd
DSU Achievement Champion
Scholar: Brady Sudbeck
Athletic Awards
Female and Male Senior Ath-
letes of the Year: Tess Byrd, Brady
Sudbeck and Sean Ireland.
Football: 2011 Academic All
State, Brandon Dale; All Confer-
ence Awards: 2011 Western Great
Plains All Conference, Brady Sud-
beck; 2011 Western Great Plains
All Conference Honorable Mention:
Chance Knutson, Clint Stout,
Chandlier Sudbeck: 2011 Team
Awards: 2011 Most Improved
Award, Lane Patterson, 2011 Most
Valuable Back, Chandlier Sudbeck,
Chance Knutson; 2011 Most Valu-
able Lineman, Clint Stout; 2011
Kougar Pride Award, Brady Sud-
Volleyball: Most Improved,
Mariah Pierce; Best Defensive
Player, Marti Herber; MVP, Tess
Byrd; All Conference, Tess Byrd,
Tia Carlson; Honorable Mention,
Marti Herber; Academic All-State,
Nicole VanderMay, Tia Carlson,
Kassidy Ferguson and Tess Byrd;
Letter Winners, Tess Byrd, Tia
Carlson, Kassidy Ferguson, Laken
Jorgensen, Alana Romero, Alex
Smiley, Briana Stone, Nicole Van-
dermay, Kwincy Ferguson, Marti
Herber, Tessa Stout, Raven Jor-
gensen and Taylor Merchen.
The varsity team was also hon-
ored with an All-State Academic
team award for maintaining a 3.5
gpa or higher.
Cross Country: Second Place
State Cross Country meet awards:
Tia Carlson, Tess Byrd, Scout Sud-
beck, Shaley Herber and Tori Letel-
lier; Varsity team member for six
years: Tia Carlson and Alex Smiley.
Wrestling: Most Improved, Clint
Stout and Gavin DeVries; Most
Valuable, Chandlier Sudbeck;
Team Captains, Chance Knutson
and Tanner Radway of Philip.
Gymnastics: Awards were based
on the votes by the gymnastic team
members: Most Valuable, Jerica
Coller; Most Improved, Kelly
Green of Wall.
Boys Basketball: Practice Player
Award, True Buchholz; Most Im-
proved Award, Logan Christensen;
MVP, Kenar VanderMay; Western
Great Plains All-Conference, Kenar
Girls Basketball: Defensive
Player, Alex Smiley; Offensive
Player, Tia Carlson; Most Im-
proved, Nicole VanderMay; Re-
bound Leader, Tia Carlson; Best of
the West, All Conference, Academic
All State & All Tourney, Tia Carl-
son; All Conference, All Tourney,
Academic All State, Tess Byrd; Ac-
ademic All State, Nicole Vander-
May, Alex Smiley and Kassidy
Team Award for Academics: 3.67
Rodeo Club: Top Hand Awards:
True Buchholz, Aage Ceplacha and
Brendon Porch.
Track & Field: MVPs: Sean Ire-
land and Tia Carlson.
Academic, sports awards given
out at annual KAHS banquet
Sixth Grade
*Esperanza Hartman
Tyra Fugate
Alexandria Hagedorn
Rosemary Hoon
Sage Keegan
Jossie Kukal
Aybree Pitman
Reese Sudbeck
Gage Weller
Justena Amiotte
Bobbi Antonsen
Seventh Grade
*Ciara Stoddard
*Kelsey Lensegrav
*Jacob Rosales
Chloe Baldwin
Vanessa Buxcel
Kirsten Kiewel
Emily Knutson
Paul Smiley
Shaina Solon
McKenzie Stilwell
Emma Stone
Cody Huether
Carson Good
Jeremy Ring
Eighth Grade
*Nathanel WoodenKnife
Jerica Coller
Kassie Hicks
Allie Romero
Scout Sudbeck
Cami Uhlir
Ninth Grade
Destiny Dale
Myla Pierce
Augusta Terkildsen
Tenth Grade
Raven Jorgensen
Taylor Merchen
Kate Rasmussen
Racheal Shuck
Austin Thayer
Shelby Uhlir
Eleventh Grade
*Kwincy Ferguson
Kahler Addison
Shaley Herber
Chance Knutson
Katie Lensegrav
Mariah Pierce
Clint Stout
Kenar VanderMay
Twelfth Grade
*Nicole VanderMay
Tess Byrd
Tia Carlson
Brandon Dale
Sean Ireland
Alex Smiley
* Denotes 4.0 average
Kadoka Area School District
second semester honor roll
A Honor Roll
Sixth Grade
Mikayla Addison
Patrick Brown
Isaiah Hogan
Seth Patterson
Seventh Grade
AJ Bendt
Geoffrey DeVries
David Kary
Ryan Schlabach
Storm Wilcox
Sydney Word
Kried Amiotte
Sierra Fisher
Tate Grimes
Page Slovek
Kyle Rae Todd
Jackie Thayer
Lindsey VanderMay
Miranda Dale
Eighth Grade
Rikki Bettelyoun
Shai Lamont
Samone Last Horse
Branden Letellier
Jarrett VanderMay
Kyler Ferguson
Ninth Grade
Elizabeth Hoon
Jenny Johnston
Herbie ODaniel
Tenth Grade
Myles Addison
Logan Ammons
Foster Berry
Aage Ceplecha
Logan Christesen
Emery Little Thunder
Lane Patterson
April Perkins
Emily Schlabach
Chandlier Sudbeck
Eleventh Grade
Misti Anderson
Marti Herber
Rebekkah Kary
Ty Merchen
Tessa Stout
Twelfth Grade
Jake Addison
Kassidy Ferguson
Laken Jorgensen
Bryan Schofield
Sierra Sitting Up
Brady Sudbeck
B Honor Roll
All skills Championship drills Contests Fun
3-on-3 League 5-on-5 Play offs Awards
Pacesetter has been the Midwest leader in providing high quality camps for a low cost since 1980.
Basketball Camp!
Kadoka City Auditorium
Monday-Wednesday, June 4 - 6
Grades refer to 2012-2013 school year
Girls & Boys Grades 3-5 8:00-9:30 am $45
Girls & Boys Grades 6-8 9:30 am-12:00 pm $65
Girls & Boys Grades 9-12 1:00-5:00 pm $85
Players may register at the beginning of their session.
1600 Meter Run
3rd Tia Carlson 5:25.58
3200 Meter Run
4th Tia Carlson 11:53.03
Long Jump
9th Kate Rasmussen 15-02.75
4x200 Meter Relay
14th Kadoka 1:57.72
Kwincy Ferguson, Destiny Dale,
Tess Byrd, Victoria Letellier
4x800 Meter Relay
4th Kadoka 10:24.51
Tess Byrd, Victoria Letellier,
Scout Sudbeck, Shaley Herber
1600 Sprint Medley
12th Kadoka 4:37.21
Kwincy Ferguson, Victoria Letellier,
Shaley Herber, Tess Byrd
The Kadoka State Track Meet
qualifiers competed at the state
level in Rapid City last weekend.
The Kadoka girls team place sev-
enth place overall.
Boys Events
1st Logan Ammons 145-09
4x800 Relay
8th - Kadoka 8:57.72
Sean Ireland, Sam Pretty Bear,
Brady Sudbeck, Clint Stout
Girls Events
400 Meter Dash
3rd Tia Carlson 1:00.59
800 Meter Run
2nd Tia Carlson 2:18.80
Kadoka at State Track Meet
A Pacesetter Basketball Camp
will be held next week Monday-
Wednesday at Kadoka City Audito-
rium for both boys and girls
entering grades 3-12.
All boys and girls entering
grades 3-5 will meet from 8:00-9:30
a.m., all boys and girls entering
grades 6-8 will meet from 9:30
a.m.-12:00 p.m., and all boys and
girls entering grades 9-12 will meet
from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Players will receive a complete
program of instruction in champi-
onship basketball skills with teach-
ing sessions followed by drills to
make the skills a habit and games
to test the skills. Contests, awards,
and a take-home skills program are
also part of the Pacesetter camp.
Players who have not registered
may register at the beginning of
their session on the first day of
camp. For questions, email
Pacesetter Basketball Camp next week in Kadoka
Public Notices
May 31, 2012 Kadoka Press Page 6
Email us at:
Any voter who cant mark a ballot be-
cause the voter has a physical disability
or cant read, may ask any person they
choose to help them vote.
Any voter may ask for instruction in the
proper procedure for voting.
Any voter at the polling place prior to 7:00
p.m. is allowed to cast a ballot.
If your voting rights have been violated,
you may call the person in charge of the
election at 605-837-2422, the Secretary
of State at 888-703-5328, or your states
attorney at 605-837-2284.
A felon who receives a sentence of im-
prisonment to the adult penitentiary sys-
tem, including a suspended execution of
sentence, loses the right to vote.
Felons so sentenced may register to vote
following completion of their sentence.
Further information is available at .
Anyone who makes a false statement
when they vote, tries to vote knowing they
are not a qualified voter, or tries to vote
more than once has committed an elec-
tion crime.
[Published May 31, 2012, at the total ap-
proximate cost of $15.89]
Kadoka Nursing Home
WHEREAS, the City of Kadoka has re-
ceived a Community Development Block
Grant to assist the Kadoka Nursing
Home with installation of an automatic
sprinkler system and necessary appurte-
nances, a public hearing will be held to
discuss the progress of the project and
to receive any comments and concerns
that may exist regarding the project. The
public hearing will be held at the Citys
regular June City Council Meeting, Mon-
day, June 11, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the
City Finance Office, Kadoka, SD. Dis-
abled individuals may contact the city fi-
nance officer for information and/or
special assistance the request should
be made 24 hours in advance of the
[Published May 31, 2012, at the total ap-
proximate cost of $10.11]
AT 2:00 P.M.
Members present: Mark DeVries, Dan
VanderMay, Dale Christensen, Dawn
Rasmussen, Ross Block. Absent: Ken
Lensegrav, D.J. Addison
Also present: Supt. Jamie Hermann;
Eileen Stolley, business manager; Visi-
tors present: Robyn Jones, Teresa Shuck
The meeting was called to order by Pres-
ident Mark DeVries.
The purpose of the special meeting is to
take action on bids on the great hall proj-
ect and other business.
Dawn Rasmussen moved to adopt the
agenda. Motion was carried by Ross
Block and carried.
SDRS Board of Trustee School Board
representative ballot: Dale Christensen
moved to cast the ballot for Dave Merrill.
Motion was seconded by Dawn Ras-
mussen and carried.
A letter of RESIGNATION was read from
Kristy Heathershaw. Dan VanderMay
moved to accept the resignation. Motion
was seconded by Dale Christensen and
CONTRACTS: Ross Block moved to ap-
prove the contract to Jeff Nemecek for
the position of elementary principal. Mo-
tion was seconded by Dawn Rasmussen
and carried.
Dan VanderMay moved to offer a con-
tract to Benjamin Latham, instrumental
music district wide. Motion was sec-
onded by Dawn Rasmussen and carried.
was received for the great hall project.
Work will include the interior and exterior
portions of the contract and is from J.
Scull Construction in the amount of
$371,000. Dan VanderMay moved to ac-
cept the bid. Motion was seconded by
Dale Christensen and carried.
There being no further business, Dawn
Rasmussen moved that the meeting be
adjourned. Motion was seconded by
Ross Block and carried.
Mark DeVries, President
Eileen C. Stolley
Business Manager
[Published May 31, 2012, at the total ap-
proximate cost of $24.70]
Public Notice
Friday at Noon
Public Notices
May 31, 2012 Kadoka Press Page 7
The Town Board of Interior, South
Dakota, will receive sealed bids for their
Wastewater Treatment System Improve-
ment Project until 6:00 p.m. (local time),
Wednesday, June 27, 2012.Sealed bids
may be sent to the Finance Officer for the
Town of Interior at PO Box 3, Interior,
South Dakota 57750. Received sealed
bids will be publicly opened and read
aloud at the above time at the Cowboy
Corner located at 500 SD Highway 377,
Interior, SD.
Bids are invited upon the items and ap-
proximate quantities of work as follows:
Approximately 33,000 CY of various
types of excavation and embank-
ment, 2,025 linear feet of piping of
various diameters and types with
related valves and fittings, pond
structures, one new submersible
pump lift station with control panel,
fencing and other appurtenant
The approximate quantities mentioned
above are subject to increase or de-
crease. It will be agreed by bidders that
all quantities of work will be performed in
accordance with the provisions of the
plans and specifications and at the unit
price bid. Bidders agree to furnish all
labor, material, and equipment neces-
sary to complete all the work as shown
in the plans and specifications.
The complete set of Contract Docu-
ments, including drawings and specifica-
tions, is on file with the Finance Officer,
Interior, South Dakota 57750 and/or at
the office of Schmucker, Paul, Nohr and
Associates, 2100 North Sanborn Blvd,
Mitchell, South Dakota 57301. A paper
copy of the contract documents and
plans can be ordered with a non-refund-
able payment of $31.80 which includes
tax. The contract documents and plans
will also be made available as electronic
media with a non-refundable payment of
$20. Digital copies of the plans and spec-
ifications can be downloaded from the
Schmucker, Paul, Nohr and Associates
web site at Upon
request, one copy of the contract docu-
ments and plans will be furnished at no
charge as required by SDCL 5-18B-1 to
each contractor who is a South Dakota
resident and who intends to bid the proj-
Each bid must be accompanied by a cer-
tified check or bank draft payable to the
order of the Town of Interior, South
Dakota, or negotiable U.S. Government
Bonds (at par value) in an amount equal
to five percent (5%) of the total bid. A bid
bond in an amount equal to ten percent
(10%) of the total bid will be accepted in
lieu of a certified check or bank draft.
Surety for bid bond must be authorized
to do business in the State of South
Pursuant to State Law, a copy of the bid-
ders sales and use tax license and a
copy of the bidders excise tax license as
issued by the State of South Dakota must
accompany the bid. In lieu of a copy of
the license, the bidder shall submit ap-
propriate evidence that the bidder and all
affiliates have the appropriate licenses.
Bidders are advised that any contracts
awarded on this project will be partially
funded by the United States Environmen-
tal Protection Agency (SRF Program)
and the State of South Dakota (CWFCF
All requirements for construction projects
of the above-listed agencies will be re-
quired of all contractors and/or subcon-
tractors performing work on this project.
Neither the United States nor any of its
departments, agencies, or employees is
or will be a party to this Invitation for Bids
or any resulting contract.
Bidders on this work will be required to
comply with Title 40 CFR 33 and Execu-
tive Order 12138. The goal for Minority-
Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) on
this project is one percent (1%) and the
goal for Woman-Owned Business Enter-
prise (WBE) on this project is four per-
cent (4%). The goals and other
requirements for bidders and contractors
under this regulation which concerns uti-
lization of disadvantaged/minority busi-
ness enterprises are explained in the
Contract Documents.
The Bidders attention is called to the
Equal Opportunity Clause and the
Standard Federal Equal Employment
Opportunity Construction Contract Spec-
ifications. The requirements for bidders
and Contractors under this order is ex-
plained in Part I of these Contract Docu-
Bidders are also reminded that not less
than the minimum wages as determined
by the Davis- Bacon Act and set forth in
the Contract Documents must be paid on
this project and that the contractor and/or
subcontractor must ensure that employ-
ees and applicants for employment are
not discriminated against because of
their race, color, religion, sex or natural
In addition to all of the above-listed Fed-
eral requirements for work on this project,
compliance with the contract Work Hours
and Safety Standards Act, Executive
Order 11375, Copeland Act, the Clean Air
Act, and Water Pollution Control Act and
subsequent amendments to all of the
above will be required of contractors
and/or subcontractors performing work
on this project.
Bids may be held by the Town Board of
Interior, South Dakota, for a period of not
more than thirty (30) days from the date
of opening of bids for the purpose of re-
viewing the bids, investigating the quali-
fications of the bidders and completing
financial arrangements prior to awarding
the Work. The Owner reserves the right
to reject any or all bids and to waive any
informality in the bidding and make
awards to the Owners best interest.
By Allen Grimes, President
of the Town Board
Town of Interior, South Dakota
Date: May 24, 2012
[Published May 31 & June 7, 2012, at the
total approximate cost of $65.35
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stations across the state. Appli-
cants who already are certified of-
ficers in South Dakota are required
to take 11 weeks of training at the
Academy, rather than the entire 24
After completion of academy and
field training, troopers will be as-
signed to duty stations in areas of
South Dakota determined by
staffing needs of the Highway Pa-
To become a trooper, applicants
must be a U.S. citizen, be at least
21 years old and possess or be able
to possess a South Dakota drivers
license. The application period is
open through June 20. For infor-
mation on how to apply, visit the
Bureau of Personnel website at:
Below is the link to the required
documents an applicant must sub-
If you have questions, you may
contact the Highway Patrol on
Facebook or Twitter or call High-
way Patrol Lt. Doug Coughlin at
The South Dakota Highway Pa-
trol is currently accepting applica-
tions for the position of State
Within the next year, the High-
way Patrol will have several
trooper positions open. The hiring
process is starting now because the
training for troopers is comprehen-
sive and takes several months, of-
ficials with the Highway Patrol say.
The standards are demanding
and the training is rigorous for
those who wish to become Highway
Patrol troopers, said Col. Craig
Price, superintendent of the Patrol.
Few careers offer the satisfaction
that comes from protecting and
serving the people of South Dakota
and the motorists who travel South
Dakotas highways. Its a great op-
portunity for a person of integrity,
honor and high moral character
with a desire to serve your fellow
Successful applicants go
through 24 weeks of training at the
State Law Enforcement Academy
in Pierre. After those 24 weeks are
completed, recruits do an addi-
tional 10-12 weeks of field training
before taking on their own duty
Highway patrol accepting
trooper applications
Hydration tips for kids
Why is drinking fluids so impor-
tant for kids? The body loses and
needs to replace two to three
quarts of water every day. If kids
are exercising or playing in the
summer heat, they can lose even
more water. Even if they dont feel
thirsty when they are playing or
being physically active, its impor-
tant to replace the water lost
through sweating.
Sweating causes the body to lose
fluid (water). Children can feel
tired and arent able to continue
playing when the lost fluids arent
replaced. Urge kids to drink cool
water (sugar and electrolytes can
slow absorption.) Kids should
drink 1 to 2 cups of cool water 1 to
2 hours before the sporting event,
and another cup about 15 minutes
before they begin. They should sip
water during the event. Since the
body can absorb only about 1 cup
of water every 20 minutes, 1/3 to
3/4 cup every 10 to 20 minutes is
suggested. Encourage kids to carry
a water bottle for easy accessibil-
ity. Make sure you see your child
drinking fluids.
Watch out for signs of dehydra-
tion which can include poor energy
levels, dry lips and tongue, infre-
quent urination, bright or dark col-
ored urine and sunken eyes. Watch
for signs of heat illness which in-
clude thirst, muscle pain/spasms,
throbbing heart, and chills. If you
see any of these signs, move the
child into a cool place, remove ex-
cess clothing and give them a cool
sports drink. If symptoms dont
improve, seek medical attention.
Its important to teach children
that water is a healthy drink and
not to wait until thirst sets in.
Water is more readily absorbed by
the body than other beverages, but
it can also pass through the body
more quickly. Milk, 100% fruit
juice, and other healthy beverages
may provide nutrients we need as
well as fluid for hydration. Many
children are used to the sweet
taste of soda, fruit drinks and
juices but we need to help children
learn that water has no fat or
sugar. Its low cost and good for
children and adults. Help keep
kids hydrated and healthy on and
off the field by setting a good ex-
ample for children by drinking
Ann Schwader, Nutrition Field Specialist
SDSU Extension-Winner Regional Extension Center
USDA Farm Service Agency
(FSA) State Executive Director
Craig Schaunaman reminds pro-
ducers that FSA offers specially-
targeted farm ownership and farm
operating loans to Socially Disad-
vantaged (SDA) applicants.
"FSA targets a portion of its an-
nual loan funds for socially disad-
vantaged farmers and ranchers,"
said Schaunaman. "Farming and
ranching is a capital intensive
business and FSA is committed to
helping producers start and main-
tain their agricultural operations."
In fiscal year 2011, South
Dakota FSA dispersed $12.4 mil-
lion in farm loans to socially disad-
vantaged producers.
USDA defines socially disadvan-
taged applicants as a group whose
members have been subjected to
racial, ethnic, or gender prejudice
because of their identity as mem-
bers of the group without regard to
their individual qualities. For farm
loan program purposes, SDA
groups are women, African Ameri-
cans, American Indians and
Alaskan Natives, Hispanics and
Asians and Pacific Islanders.
SDA producers who cannot ob-
tain commercial credit from a bank
can apply for either FSA direct
loans or guaranteed loans. Direct
loans are made to applicants by
FSA. Guaranteed loans are made
by lending institutions who
arrange for FSA to guarantee the
loan. FSA can guarantee up to 95
percent of the loss of principal and
interest on a loan. The FSA guar-
antee allows lenders to make agri-
cultural credit available to
producers who do not meet the
lender's normal underwriting crite-
The direct and guaranteed loan
program offers two types of loans:
farm ownership loans and farm op-
erating loans.
Farm ownership loan funds may
be used to purchase or enlarge a
farm or ranch, purchase easements
or rights of way needed in the
farm's operation, build or improve
buildings such as a dwelling or
barn, promote soil and water con-
servation and development and
pay closing costs.
Farm operating loan funds may
be used to purchase livestock, poul-
try, farm equipment, fertilizer, and
other materials necessary to oper-
ate a successful farm. Operating
Loan funds can also be used for
family living expenses, refinancing
debts under certain conditions,
paying salaries for hired farm la-
borers, installing or improving
water systems for home, livestock,
or irrigation use and other similar
Repayment terms for direct op-
erating loans depend on the collat-
eral securing the loan and usually
run from one to seven years. Fi-
nancing for direct farm ownership
loans cannot exceed 40 years. In-
terest rates for direct loans are set
periodically according to the Gov-
ernment's cost of borrowing. Guar-
anteed loan terms and interest
rates are set by the lender.
For more information on FSA's
farm loan programs, please contact
your local FSA office or on the web
USDA Offers Farm Loans for
Socially Disadvantaged Producers
The South Dakota Game, Fish
and Parks Commission has pro-
posed changes in several fall hunt-
ing seasons, including West River
Deer, Black Hills Deer, Archery
Deer, Archery Antelope, Youth
Deer, Muzzleloader Deer, Fall
Turkey and the August Manage-
ment Take for Canada Geese.
Changes proposed for the West
River Deer Season include:
Adjust the number of resident
licenses that were issued in 2011
by increasing one-tag licenses by
1,590 to 2,625; increase two-tag li-
censes by 830 (1,660 tags) to 16,735
(33,470 tags); and reduce three-tag
licenses by 4,960 (14,880 tags) to
3,340 (10,020 tags)
Adjust the number of nonresi-
dent licenses that were issued in
2011 by increasing one-tag licenses
by 128 to 212; increase two-tag li-
censes by 67 (134 tags) to 1,342
(2,684 tags); and reduce three-tag
licenses by 397 (1,191 tags) to 268
(804 tags)
Modify the boundary for Fall
River County Unit 27L to add some
public lands adjacent to the
Cheyenne River and Angostura
Reservoir and make the unit
boundary more easily identifiable
for hunters
Only unfilled antlerless tags
would be valid during the antler-
less deer extension beginning the
Saturday after Christmas and run-
ning for nine consecutive days
Eliminate antlerless deer hunt-
ing during the Antelope Rifle Sea-
Changes proposed for the Black
Hills Deer Season include:
Adjust the number of resident
licenses that were issued in 2011
by reducing "any deer" licenses by
200; "any whitetail" licenses by
500; "antlerless whitetail" licenses
by 50
Adjust the number of nonresi-
dent licenses that were issued in
2011 by reducing "any deer" li-
censes by 16; "any whitetail" li-
censes by 40; "antlerless whitetail"
licenses by four
Changes proposed for the
Archery Deer Season include:
Add Brookings, Deuel, Hamlin
and McCook counties to the area
where only one, one-tag "antler-
less" deer license is valid
Antlerless deer licenses would
not be valid for Sand Lake Na-
tional Wildlife Refuge
Allow issuance of access per-
mits for five "antlerless deer" and
five "any deer" resident-only li-
censes for Blood Run Nature Area,
along with the 45 "antlerless deer"
and five "any deer" resident-only li-
censes for Adams Nature Area
Modify an existing rule to allow
an individual to possess an un-
cased bow and allow the use of
bow-and-arrow to hunt deer and
turkey within the Blood Run Na-
ture Area
Changes proposed for the
Archery Antelope Season include:
Eliminate the two-tag license valid
for one "any antelope" and one
"doe/fawn antelope"
Include those portions of
Custer and Pennington counties
within the Black Hills Fire Protec-
tion District (except Custer State
Park) and issue by lottery drawing
five special-access permits to li-
censees who possess a valid "any
antelope" resident archery license
Changes proposed for the Youth
Deer Season include:
Add Brookings, Codington,
Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Lake, Lin-
coln, McCook, Minnehaha, Moody,
Roberts, Turner and Yankton coun-
ties to the restricted area where
only one youth deer license is valid
Changes proposed for the Muzzle-
loader Season include:
Add Brookings, Deuel, Hamlin,
and McCook counties to the re-
stricted area where only one, one-
tag "antlerless" deer license is valid
Changes proposed for the Fall
Turkey Season
Offer residents 410 more one-
tag licenses and 1,550 fewer two-
tag licenses in East River units
Offer 500 fewer one-tag li-
censes for residents and 40 fewer
nonresident licenses in the Black
Close Harding and Turner
counties to fall turkey hunting
Season dates Oct. 1-Jan. 31
Changes proposed for the August
Management Take of Canada
Geese include:
Expand the hunting area to in-
clude Brown, Hutchinson, Spink,
and Turner counties
More information and highlights
from the May GFP Commission
meeting are available online.
People who wish to provide writ-
ten comments on those commission
hunting proposals may do so until
5 p.m. Wednesday, June 6.
Comments may be mailed to
Game, Fish and Parks Commis-
sion, 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre,
SD, 57501 or emailed to . Comments
must have the sender's full name
and address in order to become
part of the public record.
Comments may also be made in
person at the next GFP Commis-
sion meeting during a public hear-
ing at 2 p.m. CDT on Thursday,
June 7, at the Ramkota in Pierre.
South Dakota hunting seasons proposed
Dream Big - READ!
Summer Reading Program
at the Jackson County Library
starting Wednesday,
June 13 at 3 p.m.
Ages 3-6
Come Join the FUN!
Local & Statewide Classified Advertising
May 31, 2012 Kadoka Press Page 9
Falls is seeking a Template and
Order Expeditor. Works with coun-
tertop division and involves measur-
ing countertop projects using
PhotoTop software and drafting with
AutoCAD-13. 80% travel within 3hr
radius. Resume and references to
Denise Pins: deniseb@creativesur-
applications for a full-time Police
Chief. Contact Freeman City Hall,
ATTN City Administrator Dennis
Nelsen, P.O. Box 178, Freeman, SD
57029 or call 605-925-7127. Position
open until filled.
North Sioux City, South Dakota, is
currently accepting applications for a
full-time Finance Officer. Applica-
tions/resumes should state qualifica-
tions and experience. Starting salary
is contingent upon applicants expe-
rience/qualifications and benefits are
included. Bachelors degree in fi-
nance, accounting, business, public
administration or a related field is
preferred but not required. In addi-
tion to experience with municipal fi-
nance operations/regulations,
successful candidate must possess
excellent organization and communi-
cation skills as well as strong man-
agement and leadership talents.
Applications/resumes are being ac-
cepted until 5:00 p.m. June 15, 2012,
at City of North Sioux City, 504 River
Drive, North Sioux City, SD 57049.
For information call 605-232-4276.
($44MCU) seeking a Branch Man-
ager for its Ellendale, ND location.
Responsibilities include Ag/con-
sumer lending, staff supervision, and
strategic planning. Candidate must
have excellent leadership/interper-
sonal skills, years of supervisory & fi-
nancial institution experience.
Bachelors degree/equivalent experi-
ence required. Excellent benefit
package. Resumes accepted
through June 8, 2012: DPCU (Attn:
CEO), Box 248, Edgeley, ND 58433.
Or email:
STRUCTION Field Supervisor
needed. Based out of Dell Rapids,
SD. Excellent pay and benefits. Call
Buskerud Construction at 605-428-
5483. Equal Opportunity Employer.
construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00
OR MORE hourly + benefits. Sum-
mer or permanent. No experience
necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online
TODIAN~Alexander Public School -
Maintain building and grounds,
cleaning, minor building repairs, gen-
eral painting, basic plumbing and
electrical, and lawn care. Salary $18
per hour, $5460 benefit. Successful
Classified Advertising
& Thank You Rates:
$5.00 minimum/20 words
plus 10 for each word thereafter.
applicants must pass a background
check. Submit a letter of application
and resume to: Mike Klabo, PO Box
66, Alexander, ND 58831, or call
(701) 828-3334.
written Notice of Interest for Manager
Lessees for City Bar. Call Bridgewa-
ter Finance Office 605/729-2690 or
see for more in-
construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00
OR MORE hourly + benefits. Sum-
mer or permanent. No experience
necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online
trict #6-2 has the following positions
available: Full time janitor; fulltime
(12 month position) business man-
ager with benefits; special education
assistant to work with K-12 students.
Apply with letter, resume, to FASD,
Attn: Supt. Randy Barondeau, PO
Box 486, Frederick SD 57441. Open
until filled.
STRUCTOR, Alexander Public
School - Teach vocational subjects.
Specific areas: Welding, Carpentry,
Automotive, Diesel, or Agriculture.
Please send an application letter, re-
sume and transcripts to: Mike Klabo,
PO Box 66, Alexander, ND 58831,
ND Teaching License, Housing avail-
able, Competitive wages
TION workers wanted. Mechanical,
basic welding. Onida area. Some
travel. Benefits. Will train. Advance-
ment opportunities. Contact Dusty
Sumner, J&D Construction 320-226-
3402 EOE.
TENDENT - Huron, SD. Job de-
scription available at Dead-
line to apply is 6-15-12 . Submit re-
sume with salary expectations to
for McLaughlin School Disctrict #15-
2. Send resume and application
(available at to Keith
McVay, PO Box 880, McLaughlin, SD
57642. Open until filled.
burg, SD. Experienced certified law
enforcement Officer in friendly, small
town, other officers on duty, fantastic
benefits, wages DOE, EOE. Contact
City Finance Office 605-765-2733 Close
June 4 or until filled.
TRICT has an opening for an Activi-
ties Director. Job description can be
obtained by contacting the business
office. Send a LOA, resume and cre-
dentials to Dr. Stephen Schulte at
516 8th Ave. West, Sisseton, SD
57262. Closed: 6/15/12. EOE.
CIANS at a stable dealership with
three locations in South Dakota and
four locations in Nebraska. Excellent
benefit package. A/C service depart-
ments. Wages DOE. For locations
and phone numbers check our web-
or Apprentice. Full time, permanent,
possible OT wages. DOQ. Mitchell
SD area. Mitchell Plumbing & Heat-
ing 605-996-7375. In business 20
construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00
OR MORE hourly + benefits. Sum-
mer or permanent. No experience
necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online
for the United Way & Volunteer Serv-
ices of Greater Yankton. For infor-
mation and application go to
and Custer Regional Senior Care are
searching for dedicated, caring
nurses to join our team. We have full
and part time LPN and RN positions
available. We offer excellent benefits
and competitive wages. For more in-
formation please call 605-673-2229
ext. 110 or log onto www.regional- to apply. EEOC/AA
cated in Gettysburg, SD to sell as
going business or will sell inventory
and coolers separate. Joys Flowers
605-765-2399 or 769-0121.
2002 HD ROAD KING, triple, black
and chrome, diamond cut heads,
Rinehart, fiberglass bags and lots of
extras. 13,000 miles. All work done
by HD. Asking $18,000. 1997 HD
Softail Badboy, black & silver, S&S
carb, lots of extras. 32,000 miles.
Looks and runs great. Must sell!!
$9,000.00. Call 605-229-1152.
Canadian eligible. *2500+ miles
weekly *$0.42 for all Canadian miles
*$50 border crossing pay *95% no
tarp (888) 691-5705.
Estelline, South Dakota. Proud of our
Veterans, School and Community.
See us online at www.reflections- Visit this summer!
The PDR Hunt is a FREE deer hunt
for physically disabled children ages
12-18, September 14-15, 2012.
Clark, South Dakota. Call Dean Ras-
mussen (605) 233-0331, www.pdry-
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 605-837-
2259 or 800-658-3697 for details.
Win $4,000 in groceries. Enter to
win. Take a survey at
and tell us about your household
shopping plans, your news and ad
media use and preferences. Thank
lb. brown elk, 6.00 per lb. brown
deer. Will be buying porcupines
again this fall. Phone 605-517-0397
1025 Elm St., Paulette Wilmarth, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.:
7ft. fiber optic Christmas tree, 2 TVs, twin bed head-
board and frame, toys, books, games, movies, soft-
ball & baseball equipment, lots of misc. items.
506 Maple St., Nancy Totton & Andrea Reutter,
8 a.m. to ?: Childrens clothing, baby furniture,
books, TVs, Little Tyke table & chair; Little Tyke
wagon, battery powered motorcycle for small child,
toys, lots of misc. items.
815 Bayberry St., Norma Olney, 8 a.m. - ?: Fur-
niture: couches, bed, table & chairs, bedding, chairs,
lots of household items (inside & out).
1104 Locust St., Cindy OConnell, 8 a.m. - 4
p.m., 4 Family Rummage Sale: Recliners, couch,
TVs, bar stools, microwave stand, table, wingback
chair, mission desk & chair, dresser, riding mower,
snowblower, lots of clothes for all ages, usual misc.
1007 5th Ave., Jamie Brown, 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.:
Lots of kids clothes, girls clothes 0-3 months, 5T;
boys clothes 18 months - size 7, kids books, kids
shoes, misc. items.
1112 6th Ave., Kay Reckling, 8 a.m. - ?: Norwex
products available, desk & chair, complete double
bed with dresser & mirror, Christmas items, coats,
womens clothing, old school desk, books, DVDs,
small paper shredder, usual stuff.
1100 6th Ave., Renee Schofield's residence,
Amiee Block, 8 a.m. - ?: 27" TV, twin mattress,
DVD/VCR player (new), childrens bed rail, play pen,
diaper genie, dresser, bedding, adult & childrens
clothing, games, home decor & much more!
800 2nd Ave., Randi Oyan, 8 a.m. - ?: Couch,
coffee table, lamps, drapery, misc. household items.
701 7th Ave., Nona Prang, 8 a.m. to ?: Some-
thing for everyone, come check it out!
400 12th Ave., Carmen Huffman: Household
items, 2 recliners, a few clothes and Avon items.
805 3rd Ave., Arla Patterson: Multi-Family
Garage Sale Friday, June 1, 9 a.m. - ? and Satur-
day, June 2, 8 a.m. - ?: Oak entertainment center,
misc. furniture, $5 sack sale on most clothing,
misses clothes size 5 to womens XL, boys clothing
of all sizes.
408 Chestnut St., Renate Carson, 3 Family Sale,
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.: water heater, stacked washer &
dryer, air conditioners, Eden Pure heater, twin size
beds, dressers, 2 kitchen tables and chairs, lawn
mower, log chains, vice, couch, bookcase, dishes,
pots & pans, glass front cabinets, knick-knacks.
1510 6th Ave., Linda Riggins, 8 a.m. - ?: Fig-
urines, teddy bears, clothes.
515 3rd Ave., Tim Hagedorn, 8 a.m. - ?: Moving
Kadoka Citywide Rummage Sales
Saturday, June 2nd
Brakes Fuel Pumps
Alternators Starters
Timken Seals
& Bearings
Were Open Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - Noon 1 - 5 p.m.
Phone 837-2214
Tim home 837-2087
Dave cell 488-0326
Auto Parts
Hwy 248 Kadoka, SD
For all your automotive
supplies -- give us call!
WANTED: Old comic books that
originally sold for 10-12 each when
new. Good cash buyer Tim 303-517-
9875 (Colorado). KP-2tp
Area School District is seeking ap-
plications for an elementary teacher
position. Applications can be found
on the Kadoka Area School District
website. Applications must include
cover letter, resume, and refer-
ences, and submitted either elec-
tronically to or mail
to Kadoka Area School District, Attn:
Jamie Hermann, 800 Bayberry St.,
PO Box 99, Kadoka, SD 57543.
Kadoka Area School District is an
EOE. KP45-2tc
POSITION OPEN: Jackson County
is accepting applications for full time
Director of Equalization Clerk. Must
work well with the public, and have
clerical and computer skills. Jack-
son County benefits include health
insurance, life insurance, S.D. Re-
tirement, paid holidays, vacation and
sick leave. Position open until filled.
Beginning wage $9.00 per hour. Ap-
plications are available at the Jack-
son County Auditors office or send
resume to Jackson County, PO Box
280, Kadoka, SD 57543. Ph: 605-
837-2422. K44-4tc
POSITION OPEN: Jackson County
Highway Department Worker. Expe-
rience in road/bridge construction
/maintenance preferred. CDL Pre-
employment drug and alcohol
screening required. Applications / re-
sumes accepted. Information (605)
837-2410 or (605) 837 - 2422 Fax
(605) 837-2447 K44-4tc
more) bedroom house to rent or rent
to own in Kadoka/Philip area. Con-
tact Chris Riggins, 719-338-7775,
day or night. KP44-4tp
or part-time positions available. Ap-
plicants must be prompt and have
attention to detail. Positions avail-
able at Budget Host Sundowner and
Americas Best Value Inn. Apply at
ABVI or call Joe at 808-284-1865.
CRETE: ALL types of concrete work.
Rich, Colleen and Haven Hilde-
brand. Toll-free: 1-877-867-4185;
Office, 837-2621; Rich, cell 431-
2226; Haven, cell 490-2926; Jerry,
cell 488-0291. KP5-tfc
do all types of trenching, ditching
and directional boring work. See
Craig, Diana, Sauntee or Heidi
Coller, Kadoka, SD, or call 605/837-
2690. Craig cell 390-8087, Sauntee
cell 390-8604, email 27-tfc
APARTMENTS: Spacious one-bed-
room units, all utilities included.
Young or old. Need rental assis-
tance or not, we can house you. Just
call 1-800-481-6904 or stop in the
lobby and pick up an application.
Gateway Apartments, Kadoka.
ters Excavation, Inc. Excavation
work of all types. Call Brent Peters,
837-2945 or 381-5568 (cell).
2243 or contact Wendell Buxcel,
Kadoka, SD. 10-tfc
POSTER BOARD: White and col-
ored. At the Kadoka Press. tfc
COPIES: 8-1/2x11 - 20 each; 8-
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you the complete details. Call (605)
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Thank you to all the businesses
and individuals who helped make
our annual firemens feed and raffle
drawing a huge success. Thanks to
Peoples Market and Murdo Family
Foods for their donations. Whether
you helped with the meal, sold tick-
ets, attended or generously donated
-- we thank you all!
Belvidere Volunteer
Fire Department
Thank Yous
Located 6 miles south of Kadoka,
just off of Highway # 73 to the west.
Consists of productive river-bottom and
heavily-grassed south slope river brakes.
Price: $600.00 per acre, possession negotiable
(offered subject to a First Right of Refusal)
Offered by: Jim Strain, Broker, 5125 Ridgeview Rd.,
Rapid City, SD 57701 Phone 390-3516
Transient vendor season is un-
derway in South Dakota, a time
when out-of-state vendors roll into
the state to sell their products and
services. While many of the ven-
dors are legitimate, the South
Dakota Department of Revenue ad-
vises people to take common-sense
steps to ensure vendors are rep-
utable before doing business with
If youre considering hiring a
person to provide repair or con-
struction services, the department
advises you to:
Ask for a price quote, in ad-
vance, in writing.
Question the contractor about
a permanent address and tele-
phone number, and dont assume
that if the information they provide
is local, theyre a local business.
Transient vendors often have busi-
ness cards printed with local mail-
ing services or motel addresses and
telephone numbers.
Ask for a list of local references
and check them before making a
Ask if the contractor has
workers compensation and general
liability insurance. If vendors are
not properly insured, homeowners
may be liable for accidents that
occur on their property.
Be careful about paying for
work in advance; before making
final payments, make sure tran-
sient vendors have paid their local
suppliers or you may be held liable
for unpaid materials.
Make sure youre completely
satisfied with the work before pay-
ing the bill, and dont pay more for
the job than originally quoted un-
less youve given written approval
for the additional work or cost.
Out-of-state vendors often travel
to South Dakota to sell items like
fruit, seafood, meat packages,
paintings, magazine subscriptions,
rugs, T-shirts, sunglasses, house-
hold cleaners, furniture, stuffed an-
imals, and asphalting and roofing
services. Asking the right questions
when approached by those vendors
can help you avoid making a pur-
chase you may regret:
Question the salesperson about
the product, warranties, guaran-
tees, etc.
Get something in writing with
the companys name, address and
phone number.
Ask to see their current South
Dakota tax license. State law re-
quires everyone selling products or
services to have a current South
Dakota sales or contractors excise
tax license. To verify if the license
is valid, call the Departments toll-
free helpline at 1-800-829-9188.
All sellers must provide you
with a contract or receipt at the
time of sale showing the date, mer-
chants name and address, and a
statement informing you of your
right to cancel the contract within
three days. After proper cancella-
tion, the seller has 10 days to re-
fund your money.
If you have doubts about the
vendor or think you may have been
the victim of a scam, call your local
police department or county sher-
iff s office immediately. You can
also contact the Attorney Generals
Consumer Protection Office at 1-
800-300-1986 or by email at con- Be
prepared to give as much informa-
tion as you can about the vendor,
including the name of the company
and salesperson; company address
and telephone number; and make,
model and license number (if possi-
ble) of the vehicle the vendor was
driving. Without tips from the pub-
lic, law enforcement officials may
not be able to catch illegal vendors
before they move on to the next
For more information on tran-
sient vendors, contact the South
Dakota Department of Revenues
toll-free helpline at 1-800-829-
Transient vendors: Get the facts before you buy
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May 31, 2012 Kadoka Press Page 10
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Rental rates for range and pas-
tureland are on the rise, due to in-
creasing demands for corn, says
Ken Olson, SDSU Extension Beef
"Increasing demand for corn for
ethanol production and growing ex-
port markets has increased the
price of corn, and the repercussion
has been increased costs of virtu-
ally all other feedstuffs. Through
both direct and indirect influences,
this has been an important factor
driving land prices and rental rates
up, including range and pasture-
land," Olson said. "This makes
renting grass one of many rapidly
escalating portions of rising annual
cow costs."
Rangeland and pasture cash
rental rates for 2012 ranged from
$11.65 in southwest South Dakota
to $61.95 per acre in east-central
South Dakota, according to "Agri-
cultural Land Market Trends:
1991-2012," a publication recently
released by SDSU Economists,
available in the Livestock Profit
Tips community on iGrow
In contrast, the same document
showed when cash rents were re-
ported on a cost per animal unit
month (AUM) basis, the range was
much smaller ($25.25 to $36.90).
"These per acre rates reflect an
increase of more than 10 percent
from the previous year," Olson said.
Olson says one concern these fig-
ures present is how to compare
rental rates on a per acre basis, to
rates calculated on an AUM or per
animal basis.
"This becomes an issue of know-
ing the stocking rate so that AUM
or animal numbers per acre can be
used to compute the acreage re-
quired to support the animals," he
He adds that further complicat-
ing this is converting animal num-
bers to an AUM basis.
How to figure animal unit today
The definition of an animal unit
(AU) is a 1,000 pound cow with or
without a suckling calf at her side.
However, Olson notes that today
this is not necessarily an accurate
definition because most cows weigh
substantially more than 1000
"We should not assume that a
cow is equivalent to an AU. Bigger
cows need more nutrients and
therefore additional acreage should
be rented for them if they are to re-
ceive adequate nutrition to perform
well - or run fewer cows on a fixed
acreage," Olson said.
He says that a simple, straight-
forward and accurate way to con-
vert the AU equivalent (AUE) of
cattle based on their size is to sim-
ply divide the weight of the actual
cattle by 1000 pound to calculate
the AUE.
Example: If the average weight
of a cattle producer's cow herd is
1350 pounds, their AUE is 1.35. If
they are grazing steers for the sum-
mer and their expected average
weight during the summer will be
770 pounds, the AUE will be 0.77.
The final term to consider is an-
imal unit month (AUM). An AUM
is the forage that one AU will con-
sume in one month.
Olson says a reasonable figure
would be 750 pounds of dry matter,
which is 25 pounds per day for 30
"If you have an estimate of
herbage produced, and assume
that only part of it can be removed
without damaging the plants - e.g.
25 percent - then the appropriate
stocking rate in acres per AUM can
be calculated that will allow ade-
quate forage to support an AU.
Based on the AUE, this can then be
converted to acres per animal or
pair in the case of cow-calf pairs,"
Olson said.
Using stocking rate (the ratio of
animals to acres), a livestock pro-
ducer can convert rent per acre to
rent per pair easily. Once the con-
version is made, the asking rental
rate on one unit offered in price per
acre can be compared to another
unit that is offered on a price per
pair basis.
"There are likely to be cases
where cost savings can be found
once the rental rates can be com-
pared in similar terms," he said.
He adds that another situation
where conversion to similar units
may be necessary would be when
an absentee landowner is more
comfortable using a per acre basis
and a producer is more comfortable
using an AUM basis, or vice versa.
"Being able to quickly convert
from one to the other will make ne-
gotiations of future rental rates
more straightforward," Olson said.
"Ultimately, it will help the pro-
ducer to ensure that the influence
of pasture rental on total annual
cow costs is managed to the great-
est degree possible."
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Pasture rent considerations for today's cattle producer
Harvesting quality feedstuffs
can sometimes be a challenge. It
can be especially challenging in
late spring or early summer when
too often there isn't enough time
between rain events to get forages
completely cured and dry enough to
be baled as dry hay, says Warren
Rusche, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf
Field Specialist.
Rusche says a number of hay
producers have explored haylage
and baleage as methods that allow
them to harvest without needing to
deal with rained on forage.
"The largest single advantage is
that the hay only needs to wilt to
about 35 to 45 percent dry matter;
it does not have to completely
cure," Rusche said. "That means a
shorter time interval between cut-
ting and harvest and reduced risk
of losing forage nutrients due to
rain. Also there should be less leaf
shattering by chopping at a higher
moisture content which should re-
sult in higher quality, more valu-
able forage."
Rusche says there are some
tradeoffs to harvesting forage as
"The most obvious is different
equipment is needed compared to
baling hay," he says of producers
needing to either purchase or hire
the necessary chopping, hauling
and storageequipment - unless the
operation already had that equip-
ment on hand.
Also, haylage may require more
labor. "For instance, there may be
a need for one person running the
chopping equipment, one hauling
away from the field, plus one more
running either the bagger or pack-
ing tractor; whereas harvesting the
forage as baled hay could probably
be accomplished with just one per-
son," he said.
He encourages producers to re-
member that once the haylage crop
is harvested and stored there won't
be any additional labor required.
"Baled hay would still need to be
loaded, hauled and stacked before
the forage could be fed," Rusche
said. "A producer also needs to keep
in mind that moving haylage in-
volves handling a significant
amount of water. This does limit
marketing alternatives if the pro-
ducer decides to sell rather than
feed, as dry hay is easier to trans-
port and more marketable."
Storage Techniques for Haylage
Just as with baled hay, proper
storage techniques are necessary to
prevent excessive losses before
feeding. In the case of haylage,
keeping oxygen out of the bag,
bunker or silo is critical to keeping
dry matter losses to a minimum.
"It's very important to suffi-
ciently pack the pile to eliminate
air pockets and to increase the den-
sity of the bunker," Rusche said.
"Bunker silos or piles need to be
covered to prevent a layer of
spoiled feedstuffs. Also, bags and
bunker covers alike need to be
checked during the storage period
to make sure that there aren't any
holes in the plastic to let in air."
Baleage 101: Another hay
method that is becoming more pop-
ular is to use a specialized baler to
create high moisture bales, or
In this system, the bale is en-
tirely covered with a plastic wrap
to exclude oxygen.
"This method eliminates the
need for a separate chopper and
hauling system, while still allowing
a producer to harvest at higher
moisture levels," he said.
He says the plastic wrapping
does present some challenges.
"First, these bales need to be
handled carefully to avoid creating
holes and allowing air to contact
the forage. Second, there would be
a significant amount of plastic to be
disposed of with each bale. A pro-
ducer should consider how that
waste would be disposed before
adopting this system," Rusche said.
Rusche adds that adopting ei-
ther of these higher moisture har-
vest methods would lead to some
additional expenses for plastic
wrap, fuel, labor etc.
"The hay producer needs to eval-
uate that added cost with the po-
tential for improved forage quality
and determine if alternatives to
dry baled hay make economic sense
for their business," he said.
Haylage, baleage are alternatives to traditional dry hay
USDA Farm Service Agency
(FSA) State Executive Director
Craig Schaunaman reminds pro-
ducers that FSA offers specially-
targeted farm ownership and farm
operating loans to Socially Disad-
vantaged (SDA) applicants.
"FSA targets a portion of its an-
nual loan funds for socially disad-
vantaged farmers and ranchers,"
said Schaunaman. "Farming and
ranching is a capital intensive
business and FSA is committed to
helping producers start and main-
tain their agricultural operations."
In fiscal year 2011, South
Dakota FSA dispersed $12.4 mil-
lion in farm loans to socially disad-
vantaged producers.
USDA defines socially disadvan-
taged applicants as a group whose
members have been subjected to
racial, ethnic, or gender prejudice
because of their identity as mem-
bers of the group without regard to
their individual qualities. For farm
loan program purposes, SDA
groups are women, African Ameri-
cans, American Indians and
Alaskan Natives, Hispanics and
Asians and Pacific Islanders.
SDA producers who cannot ob-
tain commercial credit from a bank
can apply for either FSA direct
loans or guaranteed loans. Direct
loans are made to applicants by
FSA. Guaranteed loans are made
by lending institutions who
arrange for FSA to guarantee the
loan. FSA can guarantee up to 95
percent of the loss of principal and
interest on a loan. The FSA guar-
antee allows lenders to make agri-
cultural credit available to
producers who do not meet the
lender's normal underwriting crite-
The direct and guaranteed loan
program offers two types of loans:
farm ownership loans and farm op-
erating loans.
Farm ownership loan funds may
be used to purchase or enlarge a
farm or ranch, purchase easements
or rights of way needed in the
farm's operation, build or improve
buildings such as a dwelling or
barn, promote soil and water con-
servation and development and
pay closing costs.
Farm operating loan funds may
be used to purchase livestock, poul-
try, farm equipment, fertilizer, and
other materials necessary to oper-
ate a successful farm. Operating
Loan funds can also be used for
family living expenses, refinancing
debts under certain conditions,
paying salaries for hired farm la-
borers, installing or improving
water systems for home, livestock,
or irrigation use and other similar
Repayment terms for direct op-
erating loans depend on the collat-
eral securing the loan and usually
run from one to seven years. Fi-
nancing for direct farm ownership
loans cannot exceed 40 years. In-
terest rates for direct loans are set
periodically according to the Gov-
ernment's cost of borrowing. Guar-
anteed loan terms and interest
rates are set by the lender.
For more information on FSA's
farm loan programs, please contact
your local FSA office or on the web
USDA offers farm loans for
socially disadvantaged producers
Horse show preparation 4-Hers from Jackson, Haakon,
Jones, Mellette and Todd counties gathered last Thursday for a horse
showmanship/fitting clinic to prepare them for the upcoming 4-H Horse
Shows. Due to the rain, the clinic was held in the Kadoka Fire Hall. Nine-
teen 4-Hers, along with younger siblings and parents, learned how to prop-
erly fit halters, bathe and clip their horse, and properly present
themselves and their animal to the judge. The 4-H Horse Shows will be
held in Kadoka on Thursday, June 14, and White River on Wednesday,
June 20. Everyone is invited to stop out and see all the hard work area
youth put in to their 4-H horse projects. --courtesy photo