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8 Broadcaster Press October 17, 2017 www.broadcasteronline.com South Dakota’s Unofficial October Holiday Keeping Our Promise To By Sen. John Thune For many South Dakotans, myself included, the third Saturday in October is always circled on the calendar. While most fall weekends are primetime for college football and Major League Baseball playoffs, those are all overshadowed, at least for me, by walking through a food plot, slough, or corn field and hearing a friend or family member yell, “rooster!” The South Dakota pheasant opener is more than an annual event. It’s an unofficial holiday, and it’s right around the corner. For me, hunting has always been more about the experience than the number of birds I bring home. Sure, limiting out on ringnecks is great, but it’s the memories I’m able to create along the way that matter the most. As long as I’m walking the fields with friends and family, an empty hunting vest never bothers me. I’m blessed that I’m still able to enjoy hunts with my siblings and my dad who is 97 years young. My sons-in-law have also taken up pheasant hunting, which is exciting for me to be able to pass this tradition on to the next generation. We wouldn’t have pheasants in South Dakota if it were not for the several hundred thousand acres of suitable habitat that allows them to survive and successfully reproduce in our sometimes harsh climate. We’re fortunate to have landowners throughout the state who both love the thrill of the hunt and understand the importance of wildlife habitat and conservation. We couldn’t have one without the other. While the land and opportunities exist in South Dakota, this year’s drought and diminishing Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) footprint didn’t do the pheasant population any favors. According to a state survey, the population is 45 percent smaller than it was last year. For a lot of hunters, when they hear CRP mentioned, they think of pheasants. The popular and well-respected conservation program provides incentives for landowners to set aside portions of their property that can serve as nesting and brood-rearing areas for pheasants. This year’s low pheasant population and low commodity prices are great reasons to increase the number of available CRP acres. This is why I’ve introduced legislation that would boost the CRP acreage cap to 30 million acres in the next Farm Bill, which represents a 25 percent increase. I’ve introduced additional bills in Congress that would authorize a shorter-term (three-five years) conserving use program that would complement CRP, and expand the sodsaver initiative nationwide, which is something I first authored in the 2008 and 2014 farm bills. Each year pheasant season brings people from around the world to South Dakota, and it has a significant residual effect on the state’s economy. Pheasant hunters bring hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity with them. They’re staying in hotels, eating at restaurants and diners, and they’re picking up supplies at sporting goods stores around the state. It’s important that we look for ways to strengthen and preserve the state’s pheasant population, which is what several of my farm bill proposals are aimed at achieving. They don’t call South Dakota the “pheasant capital of the world” for nothing, so as folks hop in their trucks, put on their blaze orange, and bring their dogs into the field, I wish everyone a safe, successful, and memorable hunt. Taxpayers And Teachers By Gov. Dennis Daugaard Two years ago, South Dakotans joined together to solve a longstanding problem. Our state’s average salaries for teachers were lowest in the nation. Even after adjusting for cost of living differences, teachers made significantly more in our neighboring states. I heard from many educators that the problem had reached its breaking point. As many older teachers retired, schools were struggling to fill vacant positions. The Blue Ribbon Task Force met throughout 2015, and after seeking input from thousands of South Dakotans, it recommended a number of solutions. I proposed several legislative changes based on that report, and a bipartisan coalition in the State Legislature passed versions of those proposals with two-thirds votes. We raised the state sales tax to put more money into education, changed the funding formula to prioritize teacher pay and put strict requirements in place for use of the new money. Those salary increases took effect for the 2016-17 school year, and the state recently received the final results from that first year. We made great progress. In one year, salaries increased by an average of 8.8 percent. The Blue Ribbon legislation set a target average salary of $48,500, and in one year we moved more than halfway toward that goal. Raises varied in individual school districts, but I was pleased to see that the largest increases happened in some of our smallest districts. Several districts, including Wall, Gayville-Volin and Mobridge-Pollock had increases of more than 20 percent, and Leola had an increase of nearly 30 percent. The State Legislature wanted assurance that the new money would be spent as intended – for higher teacher salaries – so the legislation included strict accountability measures. A school district that failed to direct at least 85 percent of those funds to teacher salaries could forfeit 50 percent of the new money it received – a very serious penalty. At the same time, however, the Legislature recognized that schools might fall short due to The SDLFC will provide an expanded offering of in-depth unforeseen circumstances, and created a waiver process by learning sessions on Nov. 2 including resources and techni- which a school district can explain its unique situation. Thirty-six school districts failed to meet at least one aspect cal assistance, farm to school, SNAP at farmers markets, of the accountability requirements. They tend to be smaller disfruit growing, 12-month greenhouse, food safety, local foods tricts. Although approximately one-quarter of districts missed a & healthcare and a tour of Cycle Farm. A free film, ‘Seeds, requirement, these districts account for less than 11 percent of an Untold Story,’ sponsored by Black Hills State University the teacher salaries paid. Sustainability Program, will show Thursday evening. Most of these districts missed the target by a very small marThe full conference, Nov. 3-4, offers breakout sessions gin. Edgemont, for example, was short of the required spending on marketing, production, health, and business tracks. Visit http://www.sdspecialtyproducers.org for a full schedule. Fri- on teacher salaries by 0.1 percent. Herreid missed the required average salary by $109. In Pierre, the district was short by 0.2 day evening will offer an exciting ‘Dine & Discover,’ social percent because a teacher passed away during the school year, event with appetizers that showcase chefs’ & producers’ which meant the school district spent a little less on salaries food pairings, SD beverages and networking. than planned. Registration is $100 per person ($75 for one day). A Examples like these will be considered by the School Finance special student rate will be offered to currently enrolled colAccountability Board and the Joint Appropriations Committee. lege, technical institute and university students for $39.50/ If a school made a good faith effort to comply with the law, and day. Proof of enrollment required. Registration includes has a corrective plan in place, I hope these bodies will consider general and breakout sessions, a light breakfast, snacks a waiver. If, on the other hand, a school district knowingly took and lunch. Visit https://squareup.com/store/south-dakotathe teacher salary funding and spent it for another purpose, specialty-producers-association to register and complete it is important that the problem is remedied. The Blue Ribbon your online payment. legislation was passed with the understanding that the money The Local Foods Conference is sponsored by a collabowould be used for teacher salaries, and we owe it to taxpayers ration of partners including the South Dakota Specialty to keep that promise. Producers Association, SDSU Extension, South Dakota Department of Agriculture, Dakota Rural Action, USDA Rural Development, South Dakota Small Business Development Center, SD Value Added Ag Development Center, Xanterra, Good Earth Natural Foods, American Culinary Federation Black Hills Chapter of Professional Chefs, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, SARE, Ecotone Foundation, Best Day INDIANAPOLIS (October 11, 2017) – In response to recent Farms, Black Hills Food Hub, Spearfish Local, Visit Spearheadlines about a divided country, The American Legion’s fish, and Black Hills State University Sustainability Program. board of directors unanimously passed a national resolution Anyone with an interest in local foods is encouraged to titled “Reaffirmation for a strong America.” attend. Direct any questions to conference organizers at In a meeting today in Indianapolis, the organization’s Nasdlocalfoods@gmail.com or 605-681-6793. For more infortional Executive Committee passed the statement which reafmation visit South Dakota Local Foods at https://www. firms the Legion’s “unwavering support for the American way facebook.com/SouthDakotaLocalFoods or http://www. of life” under the U.S. Constitution, and “urges Americans and sdspecialtyproducers.org/. freedom-loving peoples everywhere to stand united in their respect” for each other, for military troops and law enforcement officials. It states that law enforcement officials “have the duty and responsibility of providing an orderly process to our way of life.” “It’s time we spoke up and have our voice heard as we stand up for this country and for the principles upon which The American Legion was founded,” said Americanism Commission Chairman Rich Anderson, adding that the resolution calls for unity and respect. “It cannot be disputed that we are a nation of diverse people having diverse perspectives, but I am confident that coming together as Legionnaires and especially as proud Americans alike, that a 100 percent Americanism will persevere.” A complete text of the resolution can be found on www. legion.org . With a current membership of 2 million wartime veterans, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veterans affairs, Check Out The Broadcaster 201 W Cherry Americanism, and youth programs. Legionnaires work for the Vermillion betterment of their communities through nearly 13,000 posts Help Wanted Section! 624-4429 across the nation. Small Grower Organic Weed Control Workshop Nov. 1 YANKTON, S.D. – Atina Diffley, organic farmer-educator, will bring her depth of experience and expertise during an upcoming workshop ‘Organic Weed Control for Small Growers’ on Nov. 1 from 8 a.m.-4:30 pm MT in Rapid City, SD. This pre-conference a session is one of several offerings of the SD Local Foods Conference (SDLFC). “Successful weed management in an organic system requires much more than good cultivation,” said Diffley. During the session Diffley will discuss weed physiology and management using rotations, seed bed reduction, fertility, stale bedding making, cover crops, habitat for biological life, and tillage equipment, in relation to the agronomic principles of an organic farming system. Additionally, she will share post-harvest techniques for small-scale growers to maintain produce quality and safety. Diffley serves as a national leader, consultant and educator for Organic Farming Works, LLC. She operated Gardens of Eagan farm, a 120-acre, diversified, certified organic vegetable farm near the Twin Cities for 22 years. In 2004 Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Services (MOSES) awarded her “Organic Farmer of the Year.” Since 2010, she has been a trainer and writer for FamilyFarmed’s national Wholesale Success program, providing education on food safety, post harvest handling, and marketing. In 2013 she authored the Minnesota Book Award winner, Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works. There is no registration fee for this class, but participants must register by Oct 27. Lunch is included. Send your name, email address, and phone number to: sdlocalfoods@ gmail.com to resister. The class will be held at the Rapid City Regional Extension Center, 711 N. Creek Dr. Those interested in additional training related to fruits, vegetables and other specialty crops are encouraged to attended the full SDLFC, held Nov 2-4 in Spearfish, SD. The conference provides educational programming and networking opportunities for producers, chefs, grocers, nutrition programs, consumers, those interested in agri-tourism opportunities, and resource providers. PUBLIC AUCTION Saturday, October 21, 2017 Located: Waterbury, NEBR - 1 Mile West on 8685 Rd - Watch for Signs AUCTION Starts @ 10:00 AM TINKER CONCESSIONS AUCTIONEERS NOTE: Make your plans to join us west of Waterbury, Nebraska on Sat. October 21st for this interesting Auction. Many more additional items not included in this listing will be sold. Visit our Web Site www.CHJAUCTIONEERS.COM for many photos. SPECIAL NOTE: Two Auction Rings will be selling for a portion of the day. Sale Order Ring # 1 - Starting with Antiques & Collectibles, & Household Items @ 10:00 a.m. Ring # 2 Tools, Woodworking Equipment, Lawn & Garden Equipment & Tractors & Equipment. Bring a friend to cover both Auction Rings. TRACTORS & EQUIP: IHC 560 Gas, SN# 20348, 15.5-38 Rear Tires, (Like New) Spin out Rear Wheels, N.F. & Draw Bar. Farmall 560 Diesel, SN # 41391, 15.538 Rear Tires, N.F. Fast Hitch & Chains. Farmall “H” Tractor - SN # 311521x1. Westendorf WL-21 Loader w/ 7 ft. Bucket & IH Mtgs. Rhino SE-6 Pull Type Shredder. JD 18 ft. Single Disk w/ Hydraulic Lift. Sears Post Hole Digger. IHC Bar Mower w/ 9 ft Bar. JD 535 Sprayer w/ Boom & Pump. Loader Boom. Antique John Deere Horse Drawn 2 Row Planter w/Markers. Antique Single Row Horse Drawn Cultivator. IHC Rear Wheel Weights & IHC 2 pt to 3 Pt. Conversion. LAWN & GARDEN EQUIP: JD LX 255 Lawn Tractor w/38” Cut. Ford LGT 120 Lawn Tractor w/ Mower Deck. Ford Garden tiller - Mounts on LGT 120 Tractor. Bomgaars ATV Pull Type Sprayer. Yard Man Walk behind Push Mower. Stihl 026 Chain Saw. Craftsman Weed Eater. Lawn Boy 320E Snow Thrower. Agri- Fab Lawn Sweeper. Elec. Chain Saw. Gas BBQ Grill. ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES: Oak Secretary. 8 Foot Oak Floor Model Display Case. Oak 3 Drawer Chest of Drawers. 4 Drawer Pine Chest of Drawers. Oak 5 Drawer - Drawer Unit. Wooden Dresser w/Mirror. Sewing Rocker. Wooden Base Cabinet & Wooden Cabinet w/Glass Doors. Wrought Iron Beds. Antique Toys including; Dozer, Drag Line, Scraper, Semi Trucks, Tonka Dump Truck, Old Farm toys including Disk & Barge Wagons. Antique Top to Organ. Pedal Grindstone. Phil Co Cabinet Radio. Quilts. Several Antique. Pictures & Frames. Camel Back Trunk. Old Suitcases. Comic Books & Little Big Books. Photo Albums. Mantel Clock. Erector Set. Life Magazines. Mascot Egg Scale. Redwing Crocks: 3 Gal Jug & 3 Gallon Open Crock. Copper Boiler, Ammo Boxes. Wooden Trunk & Tool Carriers. Antique License Plates. Metal Chicken Nest. Metal Cabinets. Steel-Wheeled Wheel Barrow. Griswold Waffle Iron. Glass Insulators. “Walsh’s Store - Waterbury, Nebr.” 1950 Advertising Calendar. Miller High Life Mirror. Yard Gates, Wash Tubs, Sprinkling Cans, Bushel Baskets, Etc. CLOTH SEED CORN SACKS: Nice offering of Cloth Seed Sacks including Joslins, Standard, United Seeds, DeKalb, Steckley, Crown-O-Gold, Tri-State & others. Plus many more miscellaneous items too numerous to mention. HOUSEHOLD: Small-Lighted Curio Cabinet. Corner Lighted China Hutch. Blonde China Hutch. Athletech Tread Mill. Rkcar Upright Vacuum. Metal Shelving Units. Asst. Bedding & Blankets. Plus Other Misc. Household Items. SHOP TOOLS & MISC: Craftsman 10” Radial Arm Saw. Wissota Grinder. Miller Arc-Spot Welder. Walker Turner Drill Press. Small Red/White Air Compressor. Craftsman 16” Scroll Saw. Numerous Hand Woodworking Tools including; Planers, Wood Planes, Sanders & Much More. Large Selection of Miscellaneous Hand Tools of All types. Century Battery Charger. Alum. Extension & Step Ladders. Automatic Cattle Waterier. Fuel Tank on Stand. Bridge Planks. Asst. Misc. Lumber. Plus many more misc. shop items. CLIFFORD “CLIFF” RASMUSSEN - REVOCABLE TRUST Terms of Auction: Cash day of sale, no property to be removed until settled for. Everything sold as is – where is, and becomes the responsibility of the successful bidder. Proper ID will be required for a bidding number. WWW.CHJAUCTIONEERS.COM AUCTION CONDUCTED BY: Creamer Heimes Janssen Auctioneers & Appraisers L.L.C. AUCTIONEERS: Ryan Creamer 402-254-9753 Alton Heimes 402-254-3315 Roger Janssen 402-388-4409 Assisting Auctioneer: Kenny Burcham Legion Reaffirms Position for ‘Strong America’ Find the right job for you! Shop Equipment and Tools AUCTION Saturday, Oct. 21 -- 11 a.m. LOCATED: 44521 Chris Rd, Mission Hill, SD from Yankton, SD, 4 miles rast on 309 Street (Whiting Drive) to Chris Road then 1/4 miles east on gravel SHOP EQUIPMENT: Lincoln SP-200 wire welder; Lincoln SA200 gas powered arc welder; Miller and Eutec arc welders; Acetylene torch; Welding tables; Welding supplies; 4’ metal lathe & attach; Large drill press and bits; 5/8” drill press; 2 power hack saws; Air compressor; Metal roller; Large shop press; Porta powers; Bench grinders and stands; Rolling tool cabinets; Shop cabinets; SK 3/4” socket set; 1” Ridgid threader; Comb wrenches up to 2”; Many socket and wrench sets both metric and standard, most Craftsman; Proto torque wrenches; Many electric and air power tools; Screw guns; Vises; Floor jacks; Hyd jacks; Various specialty tools; Chain hoist; Comalongs; Log chain; Binders; Clamps; Bolt cutters; Lots of new bolt stock; Drill bits; Reamers; Battery chargers; Chain saw sharpener; Electric supplies; Welding iron; Plus many, many more shop items and tools too numerous to mention. TRAILERS, MISCELLANEOUS: Shopbuilt 8x15 pintle hitch trailer; Several 5x8 and 6x8 shopmade trailers; Polaris 400 snowmobile, doesn’t run; 2 gas powered log splitters; 3 pt blade; Tree disc; 2 bottom plows; Automotive items; Buzz saw; Tires; Scaffolds; Saw horses; Propane furnace; Old boats and trailers; Dog houses; Ladders; Lumber; Buzz saw; Wheel barrows; 25 gal 12V sprayer; 2 refrigerators; Chest freezer; Electric range; Turkey fryer; Coleman camp stoves; BBQ grills. COLLECTABLES including old warehouse moving cart; Standard oil barrels; Sausage stuffer; Meat grinder; Kraut cutters; Wood Schlitz beer box; Barn lanterns; Tubs; Plus more. LOTS OF SALVAGE IRON If you are into tools or welding and machinist equipment don’t miss this auction! Mrs. Wayne (Gloria) Pibal, Owner Peterson Auctioneers TERMS: Cash www.petersonauctioneers.com Lee Wittmeier - Tyndall, SD Cody Peterson - Avon, SD Not Responsible for Accidents Glen Peterson, RE #234 Gov. Daugaard Speaks At USS South Dakota Christening PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard joined Lt. Gov. Matt Michels and U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds in Groton, Connecticut, Saturday morning, Oct. 14, to serve as the keynote speaker at the christening ceremony for the USS South Dakota SSN 790. “South Dakotans can be proud that this Virginia-class submarine bears our state’s name,” Gov. Daugaard said. “The boat contains the Navy’s latest technology and will be lighter and faster than the previous class of submarines.” At the conclusion of the ceremony, the boat’s sponsor, Deanie Dempsey, broke a bottle of Belle Joli sparkling wine on the submarine’s bow. The christening is the second of three milestones for the USS South Dakota. The keel laying ceremony was held April 4, 2016, to recognize the beginning of construction and a commissioning ceremony to officially admit the USS South Dakota to the Navy is expected in 2018. In 2016, Gov. Daugaard signed legislation appropriating $100,000 to the South Dakota Department of Military to support the USS South Dakota Commissioning Committee’s activities. The Committee has since raised additional funds from the private sector. This boat is the third U.S. Navy vessel to be named after South Dakota, and is the first underwater vessel to bear the state’s name. The first USS South Dakota, a Pennsylvaniaclass armored cruiser, was christened in 1904. The ship was attached to the Pacific Fleet during the Mexican Civil War and to the Atlantic Fleet during World War I. It was renamed the USS Huron in 1920 and was decommissioned in 1927. The second USS South Dakota was the first South Dakotaclass battleship and was christened in 1941. This ship, known as “Old Incredible,” had two tours in the Pacific and one in the Atlantic during World War II. The ship’s 13 battle stars were matched only by the USS Washington. This USS South Dakota was decommissioned in 1947, and a memorial to the ship in Sioux Falls includes an outline of the ship’s main deck.
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