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Broadcaster Press 7 June 26, 2018 www.broadcasteronline.com President Of SD Cattlemen’s Association Reflects On 4-H Experience By Lura Roti, for SDSU Extension/iGrow Nausea used to overcome Mud Butte rancher, Larry Stomprud when he needed to lead a meeting, speak before a group or to a 4-H livestock reasons taker. "I hated speaking in front of people, but I was forced into it because of positions I was elected to or my competitive nature," Stomprud says. Thankfully, the President of South Dakota Cattlemen's Association eventually overcame the feeling; because today, in his current leadership role, Stomprud meets with congressional leaders and others representing nearly 1,000 of the state's cattle producers. "Also, a lot of not having those kind of nerves today when I talk to my Congressman or woman, is the fact I know and believe in what I am talking about," he says of advocating for issues and policy on behalf of cattle producers. "Life experience also helps." 4-H livestock judging is one of the many life experiences Stomprud, 69, credits with helping him achieve a more comfortable relationship with public speaking. "It's a little difficult to separate 4-H from all the rest of things - FFA, college, grade school programs, declam competitions, military teaching experiences - but, when I look back, one of the things that sticks out in my mind is the critical thinking skills and the ability to express those through oral reasons, that I got from livestock judging," Stomprud explains. Growing up on a cattle ranch in rural South Dakota, Stomprud says 4-H was a family tradition. "My Grandfather (Lawrence Ingalls) was a 4-H leader for years and years and years. When I got to be 4-H age, it was a natural thing to become a member. As simple as that." He explains that his family is a "competitive lot." And, 4-H livestock judging was the competition of choice. "We like to win. We did our best to be first. In order to be first, you had to get as many points as you could - that includes giving oral reasons," he says. "There were five of us and my sister, Elaine, who is 18 months younger than me, is probably even more competitive than me, so we had a friendly competition in livestock judging going." In 1963, Stomprud was on the winning Meade County 4-H livestock judging team at the Western Junior Livestock Show in Rapid City, earning the opportunity to judge at the National Western Livestock Show in Denver, Colorado. "I made lifelong friends through 4-H. I still have friends I met on that trip," he says. Advice from Theodore Roosevelt Cattle were always a passion for Stomprud, but circumstances weren't right for him to return to the ranch after he graduated from South Dakota State University in 1971 with a degree in Wildlife Biology. He spent the first nine years after college working for S.D. Game, Fish and Parks. At one point he tried to return home to ranch, but for a number of reasons, the timing wasn't right, so instead, he accepted the opportunity to serve a tour in Germany (he was an officer in the S.D. Army National Guard). One tour turned into multiple tours. Stomprud served more than a decade in Germany. When Stomprud retired from the Army in 1995, the timing was right for him to come home. "I always liked cattle and ranching. My dad, Calvin, was ready to cut back," Stomprud explained. When he returned to the ranch, Stomprud says he knew it was important that he become involved in an organization that supported ranchers and South Dakota's cattle industry. So, he attended a S.D. Cattlemen's meeting. Impressed by what he experienced, he joined. In 2014, he was asked to serve as vice-president. Service to others is another skill he credits to 4-H. "Officer positions were handed out and rotated around, so we learned parliamentary procedure and how to be a leader," he explained. Throughout his life, Stomprud says his philosophy on service is best described in his favorite Theodore Roosevelt quote. "Every man owes a part of his time, and money, to the business or industry in which he is engaged. No man has a moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions in his sphere." More about South Dakota 4-H SDSU Extension's 4-H Youth Development Program is a partnership of federal (USDA), state (Land Grant University), and county resources through youth outreach activities of SDSU Extension. Youth learn and experience Leadership, Health and Wellness, Science and Ag-Vocacy through a network of professional staff and volunteers reaching more than 9,000 enrolled members with yearly programming efforts to an additional 35,000 youth participants. To learn more, contact your local SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Program Advisor. A complete listing can be found at iGrow under Field Staff Listing icon. Gov. Daugaard Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration For Spring Flooding PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration to help three northern South Dakota counties recover from spring flooding that did more than $3.1 million in damage to public property. The request covers public assistance for Campbell, McPherson and Walworth counties. The flooding occurred May 17-18, 2018. In a letter to President Donald Trump, Gov. Daugaard says more than 13 inches of rain fell along a line from Selby to Long Lake, South Dakota. The heavy rain resulted in flooded roads and the wind gusts between 60 and 80 miles per hour caused additional damage. Lake Hiddenwood Dam at Hiddenwood State Park in Walworth County was breached due to the heavy rains, according to the governor. “The entire reservoir at Lake Hiddenwood was drained and water from the dam flowed for miles toward Sand Lake near the Walworth/Campbell county borders,” Gov. Daugaard wrote the President. “This resulted in significant overland flooding and many county and secondary roads went underwater and had to be barricaded by local officials.” Earlier this month, Gov. Daugaard had requested that FEMA do a joint federal, state and local preliminary damage assessment of the impacted areas for public assistance damage. That assessment was done this week. The Governor says the assessment confirmed that the three counties had suffered “severe impacts” to public infrastructure. Gov. Daugaard stated in his letter that the state has responded to seven previous Presidential Disaster Declarations since 2013. The Governor said the state still is working through the recovery process from four of those disasters with FEMA. The three counties involved in this request also were part of the presidential disaster request approved for the 2016 Christmas day blizzard. “As you understand, recovery from disasters takes years after the initial event to fully recover physically, emotionally and financially,” Gov. Daugaard says in this latest assistance request letter. “The costs associated with this disaster combined with the last seven declarations increases the state’s financial stress if federal assistance is not provided.” The request is necessary for federal disaster funds to be made available to South Dakota. If the President grants the declaration, up to 75 percent of eligible costs could be reimbursed by the governWednesday – Mandarin Oragne Chicken Breast, 1/2c ment. The Governor’s request does not guarantee Parslied Potatoes, 1/2c Broccoli, Banana that funding will be made available to South Dakota. Thursday – 1c Lasagna, French Bread, Tossed Salad, 1/2c The South Dakota Office of Emergency Manage Plums ment will coordinate the state’s role in the request. Friday – 3oz Chicken Fried Steak, 1/2c Baked Squash, 1c Tossed Salad, Orange The Office of Emergency Management is part of the Monday – n/a Department of Public Safety. Dakota Senior Meals Served at The Main Street Center & Town Square, “Meals on Wheels”. Please call before 9:00am to schedule or cancel a meal at 624-7868. Menus listed below are June 27 – July 3. Menus are subject to change without notice. All menus are served with whole grain bread and 1% milk unless otherwise noted. VERMILLION SUMMER LUNCH MENU The Summer Food Program at Jolley Elementary will be serving lunch Monday through Friday from May 29th to July 27th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. This meal is FREE to anyone 18 or younger. For more information call 677-7000. Menu listed below is for June 27 – July 3. Menus are subject to change without notice. Wednesday – Cheeseburger, Green Beans Thursday – Corn Dog, Peas Friday – Cheese Pizza, Broccoli Monday – Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Potato Triangle Tuesday – Sub Sandwich, Green Beans Tuesday – n/a Find the right job for you! Check Out The Broadcaster Help Wanted Section! 201 W Cherry Vermillion 624-4429 Auction Stories you missed this week because you’re not a Plain Talk subscriber Coverage of the recount efforts and others steps that will take place to resolve a tie between Northwest Ward Alderman candidates Howard Willson and Jeff Kleeman. Both men each received 188 votes in the June 5 municipal election. A story and photos from the Vermillion Community Theatre Children’s Workshop and the performance of “Treasure Hunt” by 40 young thespians. Reuse. Repurpose. Really Save! Take a fresh look at the Classifieds, the original way to shop green! A report detailing the progress being made on the construction of the Veterans Sports Complex at Vermillion High School. The new facility will include a grandstand, coaches’ nest and a concession stand. And if you want to see: A feature and photos from the 149th Midsommar celebration of Scandinavian heritage at Dalesburg Lutheran Church held Friday, June 22. Reaction from local legislators on the June 21 U.S. Supreme Court decision that will allow South Dakota and other states to collect sales taxes on internet purchases. A report from Monday’s Vermillion School Board meeting. Coverage of the Dakotas Tour, South Dakota Pro Am Open held at The Bluffs Golf Course in Vermillion June 21 through June 24. Pick up this Friday’s Plain Talk! Local news since 1884! Here for you yesterday, today and tomorrow. bp Since 1934 Since 1934 B Press Lunch Served National Guard Armory (603 Princeton) Vermillion, SD Auctioneer notes: for pictures and more go to Dakotarealty.com 2003 Ford Explorer great shape with 150,000 miles Coins: 80 quarters dates up to 1964, 2 1935 Indian head nickels, 1936 Indian head nickel, 1898 Liberty nickel, 1910 V cent nickel, 1937 Buffalo head nickel, Misc. coins 1971 Ike Dollar, 1987 Canadian dollar, 4 Sacejewia dollars, 2 Susan B Anthony dollars, state quarter, 2 centennial quarters, 10 misc. date nickels, 5 uncirculated nickels various dates, One box of miscellaneous stuff. Ed Lammers Estate: Maytag washer/dryer, Bedroom set (frame, headboard, pillow top mattress, dresser, end table), Bed frame, Office chair, Vintage chair, Vintage whiskey barrel, Metal shelving, Kitchen items, Vintage sewing machine, Vintage lawn furniture, Grill/BBQ tools, Fireproof locking 4 drawer file cabinet (with key), Mechanics creeper, Gravis Black Hawk joystick, Snorkeling & tennis equipment, Projection screen, Japanese items. Joe Glenn: Antique display cabinet, red leather sofa, lg coffee table, end tables, 2 antique trunks, patio chairs, lg. South Dakota picture, sitting chairs, Piano, King size bed w/mirror dresser, golf bags, banana box, small church pew, body guard treadmill, USD memorabilia, dehumidifier, rugs, patio table, surround sound system, queen bed, double bed, Sony TV, folding, dressers. Henriksen: 6E electric stove, microwave, desk, antique pump organ, microwave stand, books, antique jars, dishes, knick knacks, wooden shelves, quilt rack, cap collector, coffee table, sitting chairs, lamp, pictures and frames, silver pieces, antique door. Guest: Primitives, wash tubs, old keys, violin, mantle clock, boat oars, paddles, pyrex, cast iron, marbles, nest of bowls, Terry Redlin steins, Budweiser clock, Budweiser glasses, Coke collection, enamelware, Remington Wildlife, Art collection, Dale Earnhardt Nascar collection, Harvick & J.J. die cast cars, many unopened boxes. Jane Bowker: 8 H.P. 26” Yard Machines Snow blower w/electric start, extension ladder, rakes, shovels, hutch, sitting chairs, end table, couch, dining room table w/4 chairs 2 leaves, dresser, dresser w/mirror. Bob Peitz: Panasonic 42” TV w/ stand, Panasonic 65” TV w/stand, JVC CD/Radio system w/subwoofer, BOSE Acoustimass 7 speaker system, BOSE Acoustimass Series III speaker system, Panasonic digital phone, SONY 5.1 chancel AV 400 watt amp receiver, speaker stands, 2 Harley Davidson full face helmets, 2 Harley Davidson fork bags, Kuryakym motorcycle dresser backpack, box step for late model Tundra, 2 collectable Jack Daniels bottle bags in boxes, 2 antique International tractors, 3 portable humidifiers, 220 garage heater, 2 small pet carriers, Hand held pet eraser vacuum, heated water bowl, dorm refrigerator, deep fat fryer, microwave, cooler, Mr. Coffee, juicer, Prestor rotating pizza oven, Numerous kitchen items, 2 upholstered benches, 40” round glass top coffee table w/4 tuck under stools, Wizard of Oz Halloween leg lamp, Fall & Halloween decorations, 4’ Christmas wreath, lights, decorations, lg. 12 pc. Nativity set, 5 ½’ wooden cut out antique Santa, 2’x3’ white board tripod stand, 7’ cashmere Christmas tree, 4’ white fiber optic Christmas tree, digital bathroom scale, gorilla shelving, 15 sheets 1”X4” pegboard, shipboards hook, Suncast hose reel w/100’ hose, Bosch circular saw, 10” table saw w/stand, 18” electric chain saw, 24” hedge trimmer, 10’X12” (approx..) white back drop, 10”X12” (approx.) black carpet back drop, Dumb bells and exercise equipment, Queen size inflatable bed, bedding, curtain valances w/rods, decorative pillows, outdoor planters, assorted books, CD’s, DVD’s. Annar Pedderson: Table w/6 chairs, 2 end tables, electric portable grill, 3 wheel scooter (battery operated), and 2 walkers. Madsen Auction Service Broadcaster Press 201 W Cherry Vermillion 624-4429 bp roadcaster 12:00 • Sunday, July 1, 2018 201 W. Cherry, Vermillion, SD 57069 605-624-2695 Gary Madsen 605-638-0643 Hazen Bye 605-670-0422 and Jim Brady 605-670-9638
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