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2 Broadcaster Press May 8, 2018 www.broadcasteronline.com Dave Says First, Lay a Solid Foundation By Daris Howard Election Time It’s almost primary election time. In our rural community, one of the most important local offices is the school board. Dear Dave, It can be a thankless job. Anyone who has a child in school When is it okay to have a little has definite opinions on how the school should be run and fun, and buy things you want, when Dear Dave, the most important uses of the money. And those with no you’re following the Baby Steps I’ll be receiving my income tax refund soon. It will be enough to plan? completely pay off my two smallest debts, or get my starter emer- children in school feel that bonds and levies are a waste of Kaitlin money, and the school board needs to cut spending and be gency fund of $1,000 for Baby Step 1 in place. What should I do? more efficient. Brandy Dear Kaitlin, In a previous election year, no one was running for the The time for a little fun is after you’ve Dear Brandy, school board position in the district where I live. Everyone completed the first three Baby Steps. I love that you’re excited about using your refund to start the Baby Step 1 is saving $1,000 for a be- Baby Steps, and begin gaining control of your finances. But we call was encouraging someone else to do it. I even had people talk to me about it. ginner emergency fund. Baby Step 2 the beginner’s emergency fund Baby Step 1 for a reason. “You really ought to run,” Old Evan said. “You’re one of is paying off all debt, except for your Bad things can happen while you’re working to get out of debt. home. And Baby Step 3 means you That’s why I want people to get a little money set aside before they the most-looked-up-to people in the community. Everyone go back and add to your emergency start Baby Step 2, which is the debt snowball. What if the alterna- would vote for you.” Dave fund until you have three to six months of tor on your car goes out, or your refrigerator dies? Life happens, “That’s exactly why I don’t plan to run,” I replied. expenses set aside. and things go wrong. When this kind of stuff pops up, and you “Why? Because you’re one of the most-looked-up-to peoOnce you’re debt-free except for your don’t have any money set aside, you’re likely to quit the plan and ple in the community and it might lower people’s opinion of home — and you have your emergency fund completed — you’ve wind up going even deeper into debt. laid a solid, financial foundation for your life. That’s when you can I know you want to get out of debt. I want you to get out of debt, you?” “No,” I replied. “Because everyone might vote for me.” have a little fun and spend some money on a vacation, new furni- too. But I want you to stick with the plan, and actually get out of Eventually, my neighbor, Bart, decided to run. Bart is ture, or something like that. debt, instead of falling off the wagon the first time you hit a bump Children think about their immediate wants and do what feels in the road! well-known, and everyone respects him. He does have strong good. Adults, on the other hand, devise smart, logical plans, and opinions on issues, but he always tries to do what he feels stick to them. I want you to have a great life, but you have to put is right. — Dave in some hard work and say “no” to yourself sometimes in order to He won unopposed, and that year there were some maattain that great life! jor challenges for the school board. The state cut back fund* Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and busi- ing, and the school board had to make decisions on where — Dave ness, and CEO of Ramsey Solutions. He has authored seven best- to cut expenses. The biggest possible budget that could be selling books, including The Total Money Makeover. The Dave decreased was the sports programs. But the parents of the Ramsey Show is heard by more than 12 million listeners each athletes are the most outspoken, and that didn’t go over well. week on 575 radio stations and multiple digital platforms. Follow The programs for the arts was the second consideration. Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveramThat includes music, art, and theatre. But more than 50% of sey.com. the students are in those programs. The parents whose children were involved in the arts pointed out that the amount of money spent there was already the lowest when calculated on a per child basis. PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed May as Archaeology & students in the fourth grade, the year in which South Dakota history is taught. The The school board proHistoric Preservation Month in South Dakota. purpose was to enable students to achieve a better appreciation of their historic posed having a supplemenThe month “acquaints the public with the disciplines of archaeology and hisresources, the stories they tell and why they should be maintained. tal levy. But farm commodtoric preservation and strengthens the enduring bond between the past and the Students were asked to write a 100-400 word essay about any South Dakota present,” Gov. Daugaard said in the proclamation. location that is at least 50 years old, why it is a favorite place for them and why it ity prices were down, and since the levy would be a Historic Preservation Month has been celebrated in South Dakota since it was should be saved. It did not need to be a historic site. established at the national level in 1973. The state added archaeology in 2005 to Entries were judged on quality of writing, content and theme, and originality of property tax, farmers came recognize it as a partner in historic preservation. thought. There were 50 entries from across the state. Winners of the contest were to the school board meeting in droves to complain. Those “South Dakota’s cultural heritage is rich and diverse as represented by thouas follows. who had large summer cabsands of archaeological and historical sites, historic buildings and landscapes that The first place winner was Makena Jutting from Tea Area Legacy Elementary ins complained as well. Their have been identified and recorded throughout the state,” said Jay D. Vogt, director School. Makena’s essay entitled “The Heart of Sioux Falls” was about Falls Park. of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in She won a $100 cash prize and a one-year family membership to the South Dakota children didn’t go to school here, and they didn’t feel Pierre. “Public appreciation and understanding is the foundation of preserving State Historical Society (a $50 value). they should pay increased South Dakota’s past for future generations.” Josie Spiering from Webster Area Elementary School took second place. The The 2018 theme for the month is “This Place Matters.” Vogt encourages South place that mattered to Josie was her grandparent’s farm in Day County. She won a taxes. Dakotans to take an interest in locations that are special to them. People are $50 cash prize and a one-year family membership to the State Historical Society. The school board worked invited to consider why their place matters and how it can be preserved for future Winning third place with a story about the Ingalls homestead in De Smet was hard to balance all of the isgenerations. Kyla Peskey from Holy Trinity Catholic School in Huron. Kyla won a $25 cash prize sues, and no one was happy. This year and a one-year family membership to the South Dakota State Historical Society. By the time the next election the State A link to the winning essays can be found on the State Historical Society’s year rolled around, Bart had Historical website at history.sd.gov/preservation/archhpmonth.aspx. had enough. He told me he Society sponActivities across South Dakota are listed on the State Historical Society’s online didn’t plan to ever run again. sored a state- calendar of events at history.sd.gov. This calendar highlights educational proTREE TRIMMING, REMOVALS & TRANSPLANTING But no one else was runwide essay grams in the areas of archaeology, preservation and history across the state and ning, and an incumbent TREES FOR SALE contest for all beyond throughout the year. Those interested in submitting an event to be posted would look like a quitter if EVERGREEN • SHADE • ORNAMENTAL on the calendar can find a form on the website calendar page. he didn’t run when he was For more information on this annual celebration or other histor- unopposed. So Bart finally, Yankton 605-260-1490 JOB OPPORTUNITY ic preservation programs, contact the State Historic Preservation Hartington 402-254-6710 reluctantly registered to run. Office at the Cultural Heritage Center, 900 Governors Drive, Pierre, And then, just before the filServing Southeast SD & Northeast NE for 20 Years SD 57501-2217; telephone 605-773-3458, e-mail shpo@state.sd.us, or ing deadline, Melanie regisKent & Kyle Hochstein • Licensed Arborists website history.sd.gov/preservation. www.hartingtontree.com tered, too. But she had less than a month to get the word out. As I was driving home on the week of the election, I Responsibilities include: th saw Bart out putting up signs operating truck scale, along the roads. I laughed, cattle unloading and thinking that his competitive th spirit must have gotten the cleaning duties. th best of him. I waved and conCall: 800-950-0164 or tinued on my way. A few min402-482-5931 utes later, he came around the neighborhood passing out campaign flyers. A list of addresses & items available online at... “Don’t forget to vote,” he said. www.BrandonRummages.com I smiled as he left. Then I looked at the flier. It was a campaign ad for Melanie. Curiosity got the best of me, and I climbed into my car and drove to look at one of the signs Bart had been putting in along the road. Sure enough, it was for Melanie. At a community gathering the day after the election, Bart was all smiles. “Well, it was close, but we did it,” he said. “You won?” Evan asked. Bart shook his head. “No. Melanie did by forty-two votes. Thank heaven.” I laughed. I have never seen someone so happy about losing. It’s Baby Step 1 For a Reason RAMSEY Gov. 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