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December 9, 2013 Volume 2 • Issue #14

Published by Professional Print Management • Serving Northeast South Dakota & West Central Minnesota • Advertising Information 605-541-0110 •

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Why did the bee get married? Because he found his honey.

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Financial Advisor

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A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water.


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Meyerink 480 Mixer Wagon, Right Hand Slat Discharge, 1000PTO, Tires 16R20, Scale, Magnet


Haybuster 2650 Hay Processor, Right Hand Discharge, 1000 PTO


Westfield MK 13X91Plus, 2012, 540 pto.............................. $13,700 Batco 1814 transfer conveyor ............................................... $3,100 J&M 875 grain cart, scale, tarp............................................. $23,500 Parker 810 grain cart, scale, tarp......................................... $19,300 J&M 750 grain cart, tarp....................................................... $15,000 FarmKing 10x31 auger............................................................Just In Westfield 10x61 swing hopper, electric remote, hopper mover ..................................................................... $6,200 Westfield 8x41 auger.............................................................. $3,600 Westfield 13x41 auger............................................................ $4,600 Brandt 5000 EX grain vac..................................................... $13,500 Westfield 13x91 Plus, swing hopper, auger.......................... $12,700 Westfield 13x71 swing hopper................................................ $8,900 Westfield 10x36 swing hopper................................................ $5,500 Conveyall TC1435 conveyor.................................................. $5,800 Farmking 13x95, swing hopper auger.................................. $11,500


Gehl 7800 skid loader, cab, heat, 3800# lift ........................ $28,500 Gehl 5240, 2013, 300 hours, cab, heat................................ $30,600 Gehl 4835 DXT skid loader, 57 hp, 1775# lift, cab, heat ..... $13,600 IH 574 utility tractor, loader..................................................... $8,500 Zetor 3320 45 HP, 1650 hrs loader......................................... $9,700



Haybuster 2564 hay processor, straw cannon spout...............Just In Highline CFR650 hay processor, 2012, RH discharge............Just In H&S feeder box, hyd drive, left-hand slat discharge............ $12,100 Cattlelac 560 mixer wagon, scale......................................... $24,300 Haybuster 256+II processor....................................................Just In Meyerink 480 mixer wagon, RH discharge, scale................ $27,000 Meyers 2550 manure spreader............................................ $16,700 Rotogrind 760 hay grinder...................................................... $8,500


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Allis 840 Payloader, Cab, Heat, Grapple Fork, 2600 hrs, 3 speed F+R


NEW Razor stringer trailers, single & tandem...... Starting @ $5,600 NEW Tile Trench Filler, back fills tile trenches........................ $4,800 NEW Drain Tile and Fittings................................................. In Stock NEW Waynes Tile Plow........................................................ In Stock NEW Leibrecht Tile Plow...................................................... In Stock NEW Leibrecht Waterway Ditchers...................................... In Stock Waynes 612 6’ mounted, 2008............................................. $18,700 Gold Digger 7’ pull type, 2012.............................................. $28,900


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Publisher's Corner by Sean Athey Hello Everyone! Bbbbrrrrr.. hope you are staying warm out there. My fingers are a little cool on the keyboard here. Thanks for reading this issue of Tidbits, there's a lot of good stuff in this one so enjoy! The cold really makes those Spring days seem pretty far away. One thing my family has looked forward to each June was the Fort Sisseton Historical Festival in Northeast South Dakota. It has always been an impromptu family reunion of sorts and one particular year, as a boy, I was allowed to bring one friend along. So that year my buddy Wade and I did the tough-guy camping-on-the-prairie with our sleeping bags next to the fire thing. We had had a long day of running around the fort, taking it all in, and pretty soon we were out like lights. My parents were tucked away in the camper and we were sleeping under the stars.... it was perfect... until the camper door came crashing open in the middle of the night. It seems that sometime in the night Wade had kicked and rolled enough that the bottom end of the sleeping bag had gotten dangerously close to the fire, well close enough that it was on fire! The guy crashing out of the camper was my father who had just happened to take a look out the window to see if the fire was out yet... umm, not quite out, I guess. We had camped next the slough outside the fort this year so my dad was caught in a dilemma... do I drag the sleeping bag, kid and all, to the water to put it out, find other water or stomp it out. Seeing as putting someone with their legs and arms in a sleeping bag in a body of water doesn't sound like it has a good ending, he opted to smother the flames with another camp blanket. Of course this happened pretty fast, so I never even got out of my sleeping bag before it was over. Dad went back inside, I went back to sleep and the funny part is the Wade never woke up during the whole thing. We had to tell him about it the next day. He did say his feet seemed a little colder later in the night, though. Thanks again for picking up Tidbits... HAVE A SAFE WEEK!

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• B.G. in Minnesota writes: “If you want to freshen up drawers used to store sheets and pillowcases, or • Fill measuring cups with hot water and empty quickyour luggage, just place a dryer sheet inside. They re- ly before measuring sticky substances like honey or ally do leave a nice scent, and they also are great for peanut butter. It will slide out much easier. dusting jobs!” • Banana trick: For faster ripening, leave bunches to• To control the level of garlic in a recipe, add it at gether and store in a bag. For slower ripening, sepathe beginning for a lighter taste and at the end for a rate the bananas. They will ripen faster if stored near stronger taste. To get garlic out of the clove quickly, apples or citrus fruit. Also, remember that just beinstead of tedious peeling, just smash it and squeeze cause the outside is getting brown spots, the inside it out. isn’t necessarily going soft.

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• “The best cure for a foggy windshield is a chalkboard eraser. You can purchase them at office-supply stores. They can be stored easily in your glove box. No window cleaner required for a quick clear windshield, and you can see well afterward. A clean windshield is a safety issue!” -- M.T. in South Carolina

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• Warm up refrigerated baked goods in the microwave, but place a mug of water in there too. It will keep the moisture in the bread. If your bread loaf is going stale, wrap it in foil and pop it in the oven for about 10 minutes at 300 F. It will freshen the bread! Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475 or e-mail JoAnn at © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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• It was American author Erica Jong who made the following sage observation: “Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” • Jon Bon Jovi is probably best known for his eponymous ‘80s hair band, but he’s also quite a philanthropist, working on behalf of organizations including the Special Olympics, the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. In 2011, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation opened a restaurant called JBJ Soul by Samantha Weaver Kitchen, in which patrons pay only what they can afford, or can even volunteer in lieu of payment. • Those who study such things say that all mammals, from rodents to elephants, urinate for approximately 21 seconds. This now is known as the “Law of Urination.” • A poll conducted by Gallup determined that 42 percent of Americans believe that people are sometimes possessed by the devil. • Scientists unearthed frozen 30,000-year-old plant tissue from fossil squirrel burrows in northeaster Siberia. This would not be remarkable, except for what came next: Researchers thawed the seeds and planted them. The seeds germinated and grew, producing viable seeds of their own, makingSilene stenophyllathe oldest viable multicellular living organisms. • If you leave a cold glass on a table, it’s likely to leave a mark. The Italians (of course) have a word for that mark: cualacino. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• Monday December 9th

7th and 8th GBB with TZ at Agency Village at 4:30 pm.

• Tuesday December 10th

GBB ECC Tourney at Waubay, we play GD at 6:00 pm.

• Thursday December 12th

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• Saturday December 14th

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Sunday, December 15th Hope Lutheran Church Christmas Program at 10:30am

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Q: I love “The Witches of East End.” ever-popular “low ratings.” And while the drama series Can you tell me if it will be back for -- which centered on former Secret Service agents who another season? -- Lynn W., via email become private detectives, played by Rebecca Romijn and A: Lifetime recently announced that Jon Tenney -- didn’t have rock-bottom ratings, the show was enough on the bubble that TNT decided not “Witches” will return to renew. On top of low ratings, “King and for a second 13-episode season, to air Maxwell” also lost one-third of its “Major sometime in 2014 (an exact date has not Crimes” lead-in audience, which is usubeen decided yet). The hit drama stars Julia ally a nail in the coffin for any struggling Ormond, Madchen Amick, Jenna Dewan freshman series. Tatum and Rachel Boston as a family of ••• witches living in the secluded seaside town Q: We are huge fans of “Person of Interof East Haven. The show also stars Eric est.” We were not expecting Carter to be Winter, Daniel DiTomasso and Virginia killed off! She, Reese and Finch are the Madsen. And don’t miss the season one program. Without her, it won’t be the same. finale, which airs Sunday, Dec. 15, at 10 Why was Carter written out? -- Laura K., p.m. ET/PT. via email ••• A: Taraji P. Henson, who played Officer Q: Can you tell me why “King and MaxJoss Carter for two and a half seasons on well” wasn’t renewed? My husband and I Taraji Henson the CBS drama, was just as surprised as really liked that show. We like most of the you were that her character died. However, TNT shows; we especially miss Brenda and she knows it was time for her character to go, and it was a “The Closer.” -- Karen J. in Florida A: The consensus reason for the show’s demise is the great way to surprise and stun the audience. She recently

• On Dec. 19, 1732, Benjamin Franklin of Philadelphia first published “Poor Richard’s Almanack.” The book, filled with proverbs preaching industry and prudence, was published continuously for 25 years and became one of the most popular publications in colonial America. • On Dec. 17, 1843, Charles Dickens’ classic story “A Christmas Carol” is published. Dickens never lost momentum as a writer, churning out major novels every year or two, often in serial form. Among his most important works are “David Copperfield” (1850), “Great Expectations” (1861) and “A Tale of Two Cities” (1859). Answers on page 13

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told “Entertainment Weekly”: “You portray a character for so long, you care about her and her life. But art imitates life -- it comes to an end unexpectedly. It was bittersweet, because I enjoyed portraying Carter. What a strong, powerful woman on television.” But don’t get too sad about Carter’s death, because you could see her again someday -- in a flashback. The show is known for using flashbacks to propel the story lines, and Taraji said she definitely would be up for returning to film flashback scenes. ••• Q: Can you please tell me if “Bunheads” will return to ABC Family anytime this year? -- Frank W., via email A: ABC Family canceled the ballerina dramedy after only one season, which many critics say was entirely too soon, and that the show was just finding its ground and still had a lot more to give. But fan and critical favor couldn’t save this Amy Sherman Palladino-created show (she’s most famous for “Gilmore Girls”), with “Bunheads” airing its last dance this past February. Write to Cindy at King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or e-mail her at © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

• On Dec. 18, 1912, after three years of digging in the Piltdown gravel pit in Sussex, England, amateur archaeologist Charles Dawson announces the discovery of two skulls that appear to belong to a primitive hominid and ancestor of man. • On Dec. 21, 1945, Gen. George S. Patton, commander of the U.S. 3rd Army, dies from injuries suffered not in battle, but in a freak car accident. He was 60 years old. Descended from a long line of military men, Patton graduated from the West Point Military Academy in 1909. • On Dec. 22, 1956, a baby gorilla named Colo enters the world at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio, becoming the first-ever gorilla born in captivity. She went on to become a mother, grandmother, and in 1996, a great-grandmother to Timu, the first surviving infant gorilla conceived by artificial insemination. Colo is still alive today. • On Dec. 16, 1960, two airliners collide over New York City, killing 134 people aboard the planes and on the ground. A miscalculation by the pilot of the United flight put his plane directly into the path of a TWA Super Constellation. Christmas presents carried by the planes’ passengers were strewn all over the streets. • On Dec. 20, 1989, the United States invades Panama in an attempt to overthrow

military dictator Manuel Noriega, who had been indicted in the United States on drugtrafficking charges. Noriega’s Panamanian Defense Forces were promptly crushed. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Wilmot School Events

December 9 - Elementary Christmas Concert in the gym - 7:00pm December 10 - ECC Girls Basketball Tournament 6:00pm December 12 - ECC Girls Basketball Tournament 6:00pm December 13 - JH GBB vs Tiospa Zina @ Wilmot 5:00pm

December 16 - ECC Boys Basketball Tournament @ Rosholt Henry

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Cooking Classes: • Thursday – December 12th – Cooking with wine taught by Chef Jay  • For the KIDS! Christmas Cookie decorating 4 pm on Thursday - December 19th 

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Here’s how to do the easy craft with your kids this week: 1. Gather silk flowers and holiday charms with wire attached to decorate the tops of the pens. Then, purchase several pens, such as Bic round stick pens that are flat on top. 2. Attach toppers using green floral tape. Place a stem or wire of the object going upward about 1 1/2 inches from the end of the pen with the flower or I love how simple, decorative holiday touches charm on the top end of the pen. Hold in place and add charm, sparkle and extra glitz to our home this wrap the entire length of the pen with the tape. Wrap month. Even our drab and dull with a slight angle to prevent phone-message area in the bunching. kitchen got a seasonal lift. Alternate method using a glue “Out” with a boring container gun: An adult should carefully rejam packed with mismatched move the button at the end of the pens, markers and unsightly pen with an X-Acto-style knife. pencils, and “in” with a colInsert a tine stem or narrow part orful, mock floral bouquet of of an object in the hole and secure spiffed up new, inexpensive Bic in place with the glue gun. Wrap pens I decorate and arrange in a with tape as described above. favorite bowl. No longer dulls3. Arrange pens in a pretty ville, shiny mini ball ornaments, container filled with white rice glittery stars and bright-red or Arborio rice. poinsettias top the slim pens Extra idea: Use decorated pens to brighten the space for the as place cards at your holiday holidays. table. Set one by each plate over Not only attractive and handy, a mini notepad. On the top page, they also are a thoughtful token write the guest’s name. to give friends when they come ••• Donna Erickson’s award-winning series “Donna’s by for holiday visits and gatherDay” is airing on public television nationwide. To find more of her creative family ings. Now I just say, “Pick a pen!” before adults and recipes and activities, visit and link to the NEW Donna’s Day Facebook fan page. Her latest book is “Donna Erickson’s Fabulous Funstuff for kids head out the door. It’s a nice little memento of Families.” © 2013 Donna Erickson our time together.

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Holiday Oatmeal Cookies

To create a cookie “kit,” layer dry ingredients in a mason jar, cover the lid with gingham fabric, attach a wooden spoon and a copy of the recipe, and tie with raffia. 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened 3/4 cup (packed) brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups old-fashioned oats, uncooked 1 cup raisins 1 package (6-ounce) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup) 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. On waxed paper, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. 2. In large bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat butter and brown and granulated sugars until creamy, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Beat in egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low; gradually beat in flour mixture just until blended, occasionally scraping bowl. With spoon, stir in oats, raisins, and chocolate chips. 3. Drop dough by heaping measuring tablespoons, 2 inches apart, on ungreased large cookie sheet. Bake cookies 13 to 15 minutes or until tops are golden. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool. 4. Repeat with remaining dough. Store cookies in tightly covered container at room temperature up to 1 week or in freezer up to 3 months. Makes 4 dozen cookies. • Each cookie: About 115 calories, 6g total fat (3g saturated), 15mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 16g total carbs, 1g dietary fiber, 2g protein. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at www. © 2013 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved


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In Italy, ‘Santa’ Rides a Broomstick

In Italy, the Feast of the Epiphany, celebrated on Jan. 6 with a national holiday, is very much like our traditional Christmas celebrations in North America. Epiphany commemorates the 12th day of Christmas when the three Wise Men arrived at the manger bearing gifts for Baby Jesus. The traditional Christmas holiday season in Italy lasts through Epiphany. Epiphany’s equivalent of Father Christmas, La Befana, arrives on her broomstick during the night of Jan. 5 and fills children’s stockings with sweets and toys. Like our very own Santa, La Befana will leave coal for all those naughty children! It’s said she carries a broom to sweep away the old year to make room for the new. Legend has it that the night before the Wise Men arrived at the manger, they stopped at the shack of an old woman to ask directions. They invited her to come along, but she said she was busy sweep-

ing and cleaning her house. Later that night, she saw a great light in the sky and decided to join the Wise Men bearing gifts that had belonged to her child who had died. She got lost and never found the manger. Now La Befana flies around on her broomstick each year on the 11th night, bringing gifts to children in hopes that she might find the Baby Jesus. La Befana is represented as an old lady, wearing a black shawl and covered in soot who enters houses through the chimney carrying a bag or hamper filled with her gifts. Children hang their stockings on the evening of Jan. 5 awaiting her arrival. Italians spend their day on Jan. 6 opening their doors to welcomed visitors, watching children unwrapping their gifts and laying out tables full of cakes and traditional Italian liqueurs. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


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You’ll be surprised at how yummy such a simple recipe can be!

1 cup (2 sticks) butter (no substitutions), softened 6 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 bag (8-ounce) walnuts, chopped 1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar 1. Preheat oven to 325 F. In large bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat butter, granulated sugar and vanilla until creamy, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Reduce speed to low; gradually beat in flour and salt just until blended, occasionally scraping bowl. Stir in walnuts. 2. Shape dough by rounded measuring teaspoons into 1-inch balls. Place balls, 1 inch apart, on ungreased large cookie sheet. Bake cookies 13 to 15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. 3. Place confectioners’ sugar in pie plate. While cookies are hot, with metal spatula, transfer 4 or 5 cookies at a time to pie plate with confectioners’ sugar. Gently turn cookies with fork to generously coat with sugar. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely. 4. Repeat with remaining dough and confectioners’ sugar. Store cookies in tightly covered container at room temperature up to 1 week, or in freezer up to 3 months. Dust with additional confectioners’ sugar before serving if you like. Makes 6 1/2 dozen cookies. • Each serving: About 65 calories, 4g total fat (2g saturated), 7mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 6g total carbs, 1g protein. For thousands of triple-tested recipes, visit our website at © 2013 Hearst Communications, Inc. All rights reserved

Happy Holidays from All of Us!

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Save Big on Real Christmas Trees

The Christmas tree is the centerpiece of your home during the holiday season. While some people make their lives easier with a fake tree, nothing beats the smell of a freshly cut tree. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to drop $50 or $100 on a tree that will be around for all of two weeks, and there don’t seem to be many options for saving money on one. So in the spirit of Christmas, Michael Bondi, professor of forestry with Oregon State University Extension Services, shares his top tips to save money on a real tree this holiday season. 1. Shop Around It’s the most commonsense advice you can get when shopping for anything, but there is a specific method to shopping around when it comes to live Christmas trees. “The prices can vary quite a bit,” says Bondi, who explains that big-box retailers have the best prices, but the trees tend to not be as fresh because they are purchased in bulk. Further, you’re always sacrificing on customer service when you shop at a big box. Garden centers tend to have the freshest trees and decent customer service, but the prices are greater than a big box. Another option? Look for a nonprofit or charity that’s selling trees. Not only can you get them on the cheap, you also can help out your community while you buy. 2. Shop for Species “Trees that grow faster are less expensive because they can be brought to market faster,” says Bondi. Conversely, trees that grow more slowly are more expensive. This isn’t just due to the amount of time it takes to grow. Slowergrowing trees tend to be a little fussier. Balsam and Douglas firs are among the least-expensive trees, with more exotic trees like Nordman and Turkish firs being on the other end of the spectrum. Noble firs and Frasier firs are in the middle. For what it’s worth, the smell of Christmas basically is the smell of a Douglas fir, so don’t feel like you’re missing out if you go for one of the lessexpensive trees. 3. Accept “Charlie Brown” Trees Everyone is afraid of getting a “Charlie Brown” tree, but not only does Bondi think there’s nothing wrong with such trees, he also has fond family memories of them. As a child,

his father often would buy three trees, cut the branches off of two and drill them into the third. “My father was very artistic,” says Bondi, “that was his way of putting his personal flair on the tree.” Even if you aren’t the artistic type, a Charlie Brown tree might not be as bad as you think. Not only are they significantly less expensive, but there might not be anything wrong with them for your purposes. “One of the beautiful things about real trees is the variation,” says Bondi, “If you’re going to put a tree up against the wall, a few missing branches don’t really matter.” 4. Wait for Prices to Come Down ... and Haggle The closer you get to Christmas, the cheaper a tree will be. “If there are still a lot of trees left on the lot,” says Bondi, “they’re going to start getting anxious about selling them.” If you go tree shopping after the first week of December and there’s still a glut of trees left on the lot, don’t be afraid to haggle a little. So to save money on live Christmas trees this holiday season, wait a week or so to shop, aim for cheaper species of tree, don’t be afraid to haggle and don’t be looking for perfection. Best of all, you’re adding to your savings while buying from American farmers, being green and pumping money into the local economy. What could be better than that? Information courtesy

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FOR SALE: 2008 5x8 enclosed trailer. Insulated, with windows, like brand new. Used for business in summer, Ice shanty for winter. $1750. FOR SALE: 1996 Shasta 24' Motorhome. New tires on 3500 Ford frame & engine. Very clean. No pets & no smoking. $10,500. Call (507) 249-3994. FOR SALE: Aluminum Boat Lift. 2000#. Full length bunks, motor stop and electric winch. 605-694-2743.

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WORK FROM YOUR HOME OFFICE. Looking for motivated individuals to work from home setting up shopping accounts for our 26 year old INC 500 COMPANY. No stocking or delivering. Residual income. (507) 677-2356

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FOR SALE: 2004 Gulf Stream Motorhome. 22 FT, 30,600 miles, generator, 6 liter, FOR SALE: 36" COMBINATION TORM DOOR WITH SCREEN INSERT. $35. gas, V8, Chevy, sleeps 2. $17,000.00 in WATERTOWN 605-753-5313. Milbank. Call (605) 432-5341. FOR SALE: 2005 Jayco 29' Camper. Single slide large rear window. Very Clean. In Barness Park Glenwood. $8,200.00 Call (320) 289-1909 or (320) 808-1209.

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ATTENTION HUNTERS & TRAPPERS Greater Midwest Fur Exchange will be stopping in your area to buy furs and deer hides on the following Saturdays: November 16th & 30th, December 21st and February 1st AT THESE LOCATIONS: • HETLAND, SD, 301 Main Street at our fur buying station from 12 noon - 5 PM. • WATERTOWN, SD at the Runnings Farm and Fleet Store from 5:30 PM 6:15 PM. Information: 563-608-4401. FOR SALE: Fish Trap One Man Portable House, adjustable seat, like new $125. 320-748-7168. HUNTERS! Fully equipped house in Bryant. Sleeps four. Large area to run dogs. no guides. Call 605-628-2238 for more information.

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• Wed., December 11- BSC Branch Public Library open 2PM - 6PM • Sat., December 14th - BSC Branch Public Library open 10AM - 1PM • The Big Stone City School will be having a Community Sing-a-Long event on Dec. 19th, 2013. This will be held in the school gym at 2:30pm. Each music class will perform a couple songs showing the musical skills they have been learning. In between classes, the audience will be able to suggest songs to sing. Also, the 5th grade band students will perform for the first time with the Elementary band, and the Middle School band will perform a few selections as well! • The second annual CHRISTMAS TEA Open House to be held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 from 10:00-12:00. Christmas stories for both the children as well as for the adults with the stories of THE CUP OF CHRISTMAS TEA and THE MEMORY OF THE CUP OF CHRISTMAS TEA. Enjoy refreshments while listening to live Christmas music with instruments and singing. A visit from Santa is planned at 11:30 am. Please stop by with your family and enjoy the Christmas spirit at the Big Stone City Branch Library. • The Big Stone City Council meets on the first Monday of every month at 7:00pm. Meetings are held in the Community Center located at 400 Washington Street in Big Stone City. SUBMIT YOUR BIG STONE CITY EVENTS THROUGH THE COMMUNITY EVENT SUBMISSION PAGE

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Neptune Chowder 1. In a large saucepan sprayed with butter-flaHere’s a hearty soup that features the bounty of the vored cooking spray, saute onion and celery for 5 sea. If you live in an area where fresh fish is abun- minutes. Add potatoes, carrots, water and lemon dant, use it! The frozen works just fine, too. pepper. Mix well to combine. Bring mixture to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 10 min2 cups thinly sliced onion utes. 1 cup chopped celery 2. Stir in fish pieces and continue simmering for 2 cups diced raw potatoes 10 minutes or until vegetables and fish are tender. 1 cup shredded carrots Add evaporated milk, fat-free milk and Cheddar 2 cups water cheese. Mix well to combine. Continue simmer1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper ing until cheese melts, stirring often. 8 ounces white fish fillet, 3. When serving, garnish each bowl with parsley cut into bite-size pieces flakes. Makes 6 (1 1/3 cup) servings. 1 (12-fluid-ounce) can evaporated fat-free milk • Each serving equals: 208 calories, 4g fat, 18g 1 cup fat-free milk protein, 25g carb., 365mg sodium, 2g fiber; Dia1 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese betic Exchanges: 1 1/2 Meat, 1 Fat-Free Milk, 1 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or Vegetable, 1/2 Starch. 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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• Kids ages Kindergarten through 4th Grade, stop down to the Appleton Public Library & pick up a coloring sheet for our Kids Coloring Contest! Return your colored pictures by December 13th for a chance to win prizes! • The Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club will be holding a Snowmobile Safety training Saturday, December 14th at 800 a.m. at their club house. Youth must be at least 11 years old to take the class. Participants must bring helmets and appropriate clothing. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call Tron Tosel at (320) 297-0403 or Tim Welling at (320) 297-1200 • Trinity Lutheran will have a Christmas Cookie sale Saturday, December 14th from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch will also be served • Christmas at Trinity will be Sunday, December 15th at 4:00 p.m. All are invited to this free event. It is a time to sit back and enjoy some Christmas music and stories. A meal will be served following the event. For meal tickets, please call the church office to order. They are $10/individual and $25/family • Events at the Appleton Public Library

-December 9, 4-5:30 p.m.-Open House sponsored by the Friends of the Library -December 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m.-Elf Party for grades K-1. Fun games, snack & a craft!

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Goofus Glass

Q: I have inherited a bowl that has been identified as “Goofus Glass.” What exactly is “Goofus Glass”? -- Beth, East Greenwich, R.I.

A: According to David Shotwell, author of “Glass A to Z,” Goofus Glass -- also known as Mexican Ware, Hooligan Glass and Pickle Glass -- is an inexpensive type of luster-painted glassware that has been sprayed before firing. Shotwell points out that Harry Northwood was a major maker of this type of glass during the late 1800s. Some of the companies that produced it include Crescent Glass, Imperial Glass and LaBelle Glass, from 1890 until about 1930. Incidentally, this type of glass often was given away at regional carnivals and fairs as premiums. ••• Q: I sent you a question more than a month ago. I even enclosed a self-addressed, stamped envelope, but so far I have not received an answer. -- Betty, Rio Rancho, N.M. A: If you sent me a self-addressed, stamped envelope, it was a waste of money, since I do not provide personal replies. All questions that I am able to address appear in this column, and due to the high level of mail received, not every inquiry can be answered. My only help in writing this weekly column is a rather cranky black cat that acts as my personal secretary. She takes notes in short paw, but has a rather disturbing habit of occasionally shredding a letter or two.

December 9, 2013 ••• Q: I have three older milk bottles from Michigan dairies. I have done a little research, and none of the dairies now exist. I think the bottles are probably pre-World War II. Are they worth keeping? -- Jim, Grand Rapids, Mich. A: The National Association of Milk Bottle Collectors, a group that publishes a monthly newsletter, “Milk Route,” is probably your best bet. Contact is 18 Pond Place, Cos Cob, CT 06807; and ••• Q: I have a jigsaw puzzle featuring a scene from “Thunderball,” the James Bond film. Is it worth saving? -- Charles, Decatur, Ill. A: Your puzzle was issued by Milton Bradley in 1965. According to “Toys & Prices” by Mark Bellomo, your puzzle is worth between $20 and $95, depending on condition. Write to Larry Cox in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to Due to the large volume of mail he receives, Mr. Cox is unable to personally answer all reader questions. Do not send any materials requiring return mail. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.


TIMED ONLINE AUCTION Engelstad Auction Co., along with, are pleased to offer this Reduction Auction of clean, late model snowmobiles & a quality line of ATV’s. This property will be offered in a Timed Online Auction hosted by:

Visit for complete listing, pictures, terms & conditions. BID ONLINE :

START: December 7, 2013 - 8:00 am CST CLOSE: December 20, 2013 - 8:00 pm CST

Inspections can be made by contacting Engelstad Auction Co. or by visiting Roelofsen’s, Inc. - 595 Main Ave - Toronto, SD 57268

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Lot # 12 2011 Polaris Pro RMK

Lot # 39 2008 Spyder GS

Lot # 42 2008 Kawasaki Brute Force

1 2012 Ski-Doo MXZ X 800R ETEC-E B/B 12, low miles, electric start, wrapped, reverse and much more, 2BPSMZCH1CV000206, 762.5 m. 2 2012 Ski-Doo FREERIDE 137 800R ETEC, electric start, skid plate, 2BPSVACBXC000067, 1656 m. 3 2008 Ski-Doo SUMMIT X 154 800, vented side panels, reverse, skid plate, fresh service, 2BPSCG8B38V000064, 3032 m. 4 2005 Ski-Doo MXZ RENEGADE 600, electric start, reverse, skid plate, driven only on Black Hills trails, 2BPSBX5C55V000210, 3244 m. 5 2001 Polaris INDY 600, studded track and jetted for the hills and ready to go, 4XANP6ES61B126617, 3244 m. 6 2011 Ski-Doo SUMMIT X 154 800R ETEC B/W 11, reverse, skid plate, new top end just over 2 years ago, 2BPSUPBAXBV000132, 3031 m. 7 2001 Ski-Doo MXZ X 600, reverse, skid plate, been through shop, new kill switch, ready for snow, 2BPS183061V000051, 3590 m. 8 2007 Polaris DRAGON 700 (09 plastics), reverse, updated plastics, SN1PL7JS87C724944. 9 1995 Ski-Doo SUMMIT 583, bought last year and traded for a brand new one, good starter sled, 1014-00659, 6385 m. 10 2012 Ski-Doo SUMMIT X 154 800ETEC, reverse, skid plate, belonged to factory rep, 2BPSUPCP0CV000438, 1069 m. 11 2002 Ski-Doo MXZ TRAIL 500, skid plate, through shop, not a thing wrong, perfect for trail and kids, 2BPS194732V000964, 3237 m. 12 2011 Polaris PRO RMK 155 800, low miles, rebuilt engine, SN1CG8GS3BC140685, 742 m. 13 2012 Arctic Cat M8 162 SNO PRO, Boondocker kit with intercooler, new injectors, manual control, 4UF10SNW4AT106666, 1072 m. 14 2011 Ski-Doo SUMMIT X 146 800R ETEC B/B11, reverse, skid plate, redone pistons, 800 miles on new top end, 2BPSURBB9BV000045, 1879 m. 15 2010 Ski-Doo SUMMIT EVEREST 800 154, reverse, skid plate, sold here new, traded to a new 2013, 2BPSCTAA2AV000010. 16 2005 Ski-Doo SUMMIT 600, 2BPSCL5B65V000326, 3256 m. 17 2001 Ski-Doo SUMMIT 700, skid plate, rebuilt motor 2 yrs ago, been through shop, compression 130 both sides, 2BPS1563XYV000231, 6243 m. 18 2008 Ski-Doo SUMMIT EVEREST 154 800, reverse, skid plate, brand new clutch last year, sharp looking sled, 2BPSCG8B48V000154, 3117 m. 19 2011 Ski-Doo SUMMIT X 154 800 ETEC B/B11, reverse, skid plate, XRS stickers, 2BPSUPBB0BV0000052, 1603 m. 20 2007 Ski-Doo SUMMIT 144, 800R, reverse, skid plate, new motor and computer a few years ago, rock solid, 2BPSCK7D17V000049, 4241 m. 21 2007 Ski-Doo SUMMIT 800R, reverse, skid plate, aftermarket skis, BOSS seat, wrap and can, 2BPSCK7A87V000460, 4241 m. 23 2012 Ski-Doo SM SUMMIT X 154 800R ETEC-E B/W12, electric start, extended bars, vented panels, warranty, 2BPSUPCC3CV000085, 2516 m. 24 2004 Ski-Doo SUMMIT 144 800, new track, new clutch, ready to go, 2BPS403054V000667, 3675 m. 25 2009 Ski-Doo SUMMIT X 163 800, the sled that started it all and you should really look at this nice Summit, 2BPSC9B89V000206, 1700 m. 27 2005 Ski-Doo SUMMIT 800HO, reverse, skid plate, updated clutch, new carb boots, 2BPSCK5B85V000208. 28 2002 Ski-Doo SUMMIT 600, skid plate, only ridden locally in Minnesota, 2BPX199032v000281. 29 2000 Ski-Doo MXZ 700, skid plate, extended to a 137” 1.5 turning track, turning it into a Renegade, very clean, 2BPS16221YV000380. 30 2007 Ski-Doo RENEGADE MXZ 600SDI, electric start, reverse, skid plate, match to lot#4, clean sled, 2BPSBXD17V000147, 5708 m. 31 1998 Ski-Doo FORMULA DELUXE 583, electric start, reverse, proven 583 motor, great overall condition, 1250-00687, 2014 m. 32 2005 Ski-Doo SUMMIT 600HO, electric start, reverse, new motor 250 miles ago, 2BPSCL5A65V000169. 33 2011 Ski-Doo BACKCOUNTRY 800R, electric start, reverse, skid plate, 2BPSBUAC2AV000146, 2160 m. 34 2004 Ski-Doo SUMMIT 144, reverse, electric start, 2BPS4030X4V000261, 2860 m. 35 2004 Ski-Doo SUMMIT 600HO, reverse, skid plate, new rings, carb shocks and clutch components, 2BPS403234V000569, 3735 m. 36 2012 Ski-Doo RENEGADE X 800ETEC, reverse, skid plate, give this a serious look, 2BPSBACA6CV000079, 1087 m. 37 2003 Ski-Doo MXZ-X, reverse, skid plate, 2BPS228723V001197. 38 2001 Ski-Doo SUMMIT HIGHMARK 800, 151” track, reverse, skid plate, new rings, pistons, gaskets, rewind & clutch parts, 2BPS1762X1V000036. 39 2008 Spyder SPYDER GS, electric start, reverse, 25” touring shield, new tires 2,000 miles ago, 2BXJACA198B000789, 10342 m. 40 2011 Can-AM COMMANDER 1000XT, brand new motor (less than 10 miles), electric start, reverse, warranty, 3JBKKHP18BJ000381, 1900 m. 41 2005 Polaris SPORTSMAN 500, VXACH50AX4B235051. 42 2008 Kawasaki BRUTE FORCE 660i, only 1480 miles, JKAVFEF128B513973. 43 2011 Can-AM OUTLANDER 800XT CAMO, electric start, reverse, power steering, six ply tires, 3JBENKPN13BJ000122, 1866 m.


Lot # 44 - Pullover Sport Shell, Blue/Grey, Size Large. Lot # 45 - Kids X-Team Jacket, Mixed Color, Size 5. Lot # 46 - Ladies X Team Jacket, Yellow and Black, Size Small. Lot # 47 - Ladies Muskoka Jacket, Blue, Size Medium. Lot # 48 - Ladies Muskoka Jacket, Blue, Size Small. Lot # 49 - Ladies Muskoka Jacket, Blue, Size 2X Large. Lot # 50 - Ladies Muskoka Jacket, X Large. Lot # 51 - Ladies Muskoka Jacket, Red, Size XL. Lot # 52 - Ladies Muskoka Jacket, Red, Size 2XL . Lot # 53 - Ladies Trail Jacket, Red and White, Size Large. Lot # 54 - Ladies Trail Jacket, Red and White, Size Small. Lot # 55 - Ladies Trail Jacket, Red and White, Size X Large. Lot # 56 - Ladies Trail Jacket, Red and White, Size 3X Large. Lot # 57 - Skidoo Freestyle Pants, Black, Size 2X Large. Lot # 58 - Men’s Track & Trail Jacket, Yellow and Gray - Size Small. Lot # 59 - Men’s Track & Trail Jacket, Red and Gray, Size Large. Lot # 60 - Men’s Track & Trail Jacket, Red and Gray, Size Large Tall. Lot # 61 - Men’s Track & Trail Jacket, Red and Gray, Size Medium. Lot # 62 - Men’s Track & Trail Jacket, Red and Gray, Size Medium Tall. Lot # 63 - Men’s Track & Trail Jacket, Red and Gray, Size 2X Large.

Lot # 64 - MCode Jacket, Mixed Colors, Size Extra Small. Lot # 65 - Highmark Shell, White/Grey, Size Medium. Lot # 66 - Highmark Shell, White/Grey, Size Small. Lot # 67 - Teen X-Team Jacket, Raspberry, Size 7. Lot # 68 - Teen X-Team Jacket, Raspberry, Size 10. Lot # 69 - Teen X-Team Jacket, Raspberry, Size 14. Lot # 70 - Teen X-Team Jacket, Raspberry, Size 16. Lot # 71- Teen X-Team Jacket, Mixed Color, Size 10. Lot # 72- Teen X-Team Jacket, Mixed Color, Size 10. Lot # 73 - Teen X-Team Jacket, Mixed Color, Size 12

ROELOFSEN’S, INC. - owner Call Rich or Jason at 605-794-2131

Engelstad Auction Co., LLC • Auctioneer – Corey Engelstad Astoria, SD • (605)690-6719 or (605)832-7719

Remember Pets in Need This Holiday Season DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I have two dogs and a cat, and I love them all dearly. I also try to make things a little better for pets that don’t have homes by helping out two days a month at the local shelter. Please let your readers know that they can make a huge difference in dogs’ and cats’ lives even with a small contribution. If they can’t give their time, they can donate money, food or other pet-care items. Sign me -- Caring in Kalamazoo DEAR KALAMAZOO: You told them, and thanks! The holiday season offers the most opportunities to donate, no matter what amount, to a number of causes benefiting pets. So while you’re busy making gift lists and holiday preparations, don’t forget to include pets in need somewhere in those thoughts. Most local shelters have Web pages online where you can find out about upcoming fundraising events, see what food or supplies are needed, or find a contact number or e-mail address to learn more. Those that don’t have a website often have listings or dedicated space in the town or community newspaper. Major pet-care organizations and petsupply stores have fundraising drives throughout the year, while local organizations sometimes hold supply drives and other events with the help of local businesses or municipalities. You also can donate your free time to help out at local animal shelters. Contact your nearest shelter to see if opportunities are available, how much time is required and if additional training is needed for certain volunteer positions. Send your questions or comments to ask@ © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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