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NOVEMBER 8, 2012

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Honoring our veterans Veterans Day a time to honor, thank vets BY ERICA GASPAR

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eterans Day, observed Sunday, November 11 this year, is a time designated to honor and remember all of the veterans that have made countless sacrifices serving our country and ensuring our freedom. Many of our older vets served in the unpopular Vietnam War. Some soldiers served willingly. Many were drafted. As military families can confirm, war changes a person forever. Physical wounds can heal, but the emotional distress can last a lifetime. Local veteran Alan Rops was a 23-year-old grad student when he was drafted. “At the Don McGuire served in the Army from 1965 to 1967. time, no one wanted to go. I During is tour of duty in Vietnam McGuire was just wanted to do my time and exposed to Agent Orange, a herbicide that was get out,” he said. Rops was sent sprayed generously over the battlegrounds. to Vietnam and placed in an Army infantry division. He was told “early and often” to never team was able to see what everyone was volunteer for anything in the doing, giving them a “bigger picture” of military, but he chose to volunteer for reconnaissance, which meant he became the war. Rops says the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars of today aren’t all that differpart of a small, elite group of soldiers ent from the Vietnam War; none were that patrolled and explored outside the popular wars and the military forces perimeter that U.S. forces occupied. were under appreciated. He remembers that everyone was Technology had a large role in the connected via radios and that the recon

Vietnam War. It was the first time the public got an up-close view of war every night on their television screens. They didn’t like what they saw. However, better technology was also becoming available in the medical field, which meant that veterans had a better chance of surviving their battle wounds. Prior to Vietnam, a serious battlefield wound was often a death sentence. From Vietnam on, wars produced a new category of vets: the seriously wounded that were successfully patched up and sent home. “You (could) keep them alive, but body parts were missing,” Rops noted. Another difference between then and now: the National Guard didn’t get deployed overseas, so that was one way to serve your time and still stay within U.S. borders. There weren’t many ways to avoid the draft, Rops said, but joining the Guard was a good alternative if you didn’t want to get deployed. “The Guard didn’t go into Vietnam at all,” Rops said, “But they were deployed in the early 90s during Desert Storm,” and are now deployed regularly. Rops was in the Army from October of 1968 to August of 1970. When he returned, he taught in Vermillion for a year, then received a letter from the Army demanding that he go to California to help train Guardsmen. “The men being trained were not very enthusiastic. They didn’t think they would ever go to war,” he said. Rops considers himself lucky to have only had “typical” ailments while he was serving in Vietnam. He was not wounded, but did contract typhus and suffered often with “jungle rot”— a common skin disease in tropical environments—an unpleasant condition

endured by many of the soldiers. “It rained all the time and we always had wet feet,” he recalled. While Rops is able to talk to others about his Vietnam experiences, and often speaks at schools and Memorial Day events, he and other veterans are keenly aware that most of the public will never truly understand what their service time was like, or how to deal with the fallout. “I was hunting and killing bad guys for 11 months, then discharged,” said Rops. Five days later, he was back in Lennox, somehow supposed to pick up where he left off and live a normal life. Such a sharp “psychological edge is required when in combat” because you always have to be prepared for the worst. “Emotionally, it wears on you,” he said. “A lot of people say PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) isn’t real, but believe me, it’s real. I’ve been there and I would never be critical of a suspected PTSD case,” Rops said. Rops has been able to move past his combat time and no longer considers it an everyday issue, but says “it is a big issue for a lot of vets.” “I’ve been lucky to have lived a ‘pretty normal’ life (after the war),” he said. “All the physical problems don’t compare to the mental ones, the ones you can’t see until someone acts on it. The technology changes, but the experiences don’t,” Rops said. Another Vietnam vet, Cliff Wulf, was drafted out of Iowa but has lived in Lennox for the last 40 years. Wulf was drafted and served in Vietnam from December of 1967 to November of 1968. One tactic that U.S. forces used to lessen their risk of exposure to enemy attacks was to eliminate potential hiding places in the jungle. Agent Orange, named for the orange bands around the barrels it was kept in, was a herbicide that was sprayed generously over the battlegrounds. ■ VETERANS DAY, page 3

Local World War II stories archived for future generations (LHS 1940), a gunnery member of a B-29 crew. As Veterans Day nears, we think about all of those who are serving our country—both currently and in Sergeant Temple was inducted at Fort Snelling in past wars and conflicts. November, 1942. Graduating from special mechanics With our World War II veterans aging, we are loscourses and gunnery school, Lloyd was assigned as ing more and more of them each year and losing important pieces of history. Thanks to the efforts of Chet Whitney, a 1951 Lennox High School graduate, it has become easier to research the local men that took part in that great conflict and to read their stories. Three years ago, Whitney contacted the Lennox Historical Society and was given permission to digitize and archive all of The Lennox Independent articles that they had from World War II. The results of that is a CD, which lists 583 articles and/or pictures by the soldier’s name. “As a veteran myself, from a later era, I often think of the unique sacrifices these men and women made, and the impacts on families left without much information about the whereabouts or safety of their loved ones. One of my uncles was overseas for 44 months,” said Whitney. “Today those in the military, even those in forward areas, can phone or Skype and have almost daily converStaff Sergeant Lloyd Temple is pictured front row, fourth from the left. sations with those at home. Seventy years ago the only contact was an infrequent letter, often censored, and which often served as the initiation of the Independent articles.” Whitney found interesting information, including 10 articles concerning Staff Sergeant Lloyd Temple

crew chief on a B-17 and later as a gunner on a B-29. Temple was among the first to fly over the Japanese capital in a Super-Fortress, going on his first mission in June, 1944. He flew regular missions over Japan, after several trips over the famed “hump” into China. “That usually is quite rough due to weather, etc.,” Temple wrote in a letter home. “We almost always see the peak of Mt. Everest that can be seen from many miles away.” Temple related that China was a very interesting country. “The people work hard but must use very primitive means,” he wrote. “They have practically no machinery. They seem quite happy… “The Chinese will do anything to help the Americans,” he wrote. On June 15, 1944, a story by a Time and Life correspondent, told of the crew, of which Temple was a member, which barely escaped death following their forced landing on a small plateau in Free China, after a raid on Japan. Japanese fighters and bombers set fire to the B-29 while the crew hugged the ground nearby. The crew survived the attack, walked to an airfield and were flown back to their base. A year later, the unthinkable happened—Sgt. Temple was reported missing. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A Temple, were told he had not returned from a mission over enemy territory (Osaka, Japan) on June 1, 1945. ■ WWII STORIES, page 3

Veterans Day program to be held at LWC Middle School on Monday The Lennox Middle School is proud to announce the 12th annual program to honor our veterans. The Veterans Day observance will be held Nov. 12, 2012 at the middle school cafetorium. All veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces are invited. The program will start at 2 p.m. this year and is open to everyone who would like to join us in honoring those who have served. Featured speaker for the event is Danelle Van Gelder, who recently returned from Afghanistan. The program will last approximately one hour and refreshments will be served following the program. If you know any veterans in the area, please encourage them to attend so they can be honored.

Taylor Kuper receives American Legion Auxiliary Good Deed Award Taylor Kuper was notified last spring that she was the recipient of the National American Legion Auxiliary “Good Deed Award.” The committee created the award in 2002 to recognize youth who demonstrate a kind caring act of selflessness. Taylor, the daughter of Kris and Jolene Kuper of rural Lennox, is a 6th grader at Lennox/ Worthing/Chancellor Middle School. While Taylor’s dad, Kris, was serving in Kuwait for a year, Taylor was busy doing “good deed” for veterans. She tied many yellow ribbons around many trees waiting for her dad’s safe return. She sang “Thank You Soldiers” at different occasions to veterans and their families. She also sang “The National Anthem” for several services and participated in the Memorial Day service in Chancellor. The year her dad served overseas, she sang during the service. She and her grandfather, Verlyn Muller, sowed grass on a veteran’s grave at the Lennox Cemetery. Taylor sent care packages to her dad and his company. She also sent letters and pictures. When Taylor’s dad returned from active duty, she met him at the airport with open arms, hugs and kisses. There were many tears of joy! A sign at the end of the driveway read, “Welcome Home, Daddy —We Love You!” Serving veterans is very special to Taylor as her dad serves in the Navy and both of her grandfathers are Vietnam veterans. Taylor respects the American Flag and her country and she knows freedom is not free!


OPINION

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Introduction to Colombia

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ost Latin American as “just another big city,” so my expectations were low. My countries have hostel was in the “Old Bogota” instable political neighborhood of La Candehistories. After hundreds of laria, where I found colonial years of Spanish or Portuguese architecsovereignty, ture and South and Censkilled tral Americans and tastehave had a ful street difficult time art lining finding a ponearly litical “middle each ground” and street. In instead have Bogota I seen more found the revolutions “good” of and coups than John’s Journey presentare typically John Pribnow day prescribed. My Colombia latest country of along with somber reminders exploration — Colombia, has experienced more than its share of the “bad” past that is not always so far past. While visitof violence and death at the ing the area hosting the main hands of the shifting political Presidential and Judicial houses climates. Travelers avoided in Colombia I was shown Colombia for many years out bullet holes behind the Presiof fear, and only recently have foreigners begun tiptoeing back dential house remaining from an attack, and I was informed to rediscover beauty, everythe Judicial house is new after where, in Colombia. On my bus ride from Ipiales, being stormed and burnt to the ground by rebel forces. the Colombian town on the Blocks away, policeborder with Ecuador, to Cali, men and army troops lined Colombia’s third-largest city, I saw very distinct and armed re- an entire neighborhood not allowing anyone to enter or minders of a past that is not far exit. Days ago there had been removed for South America’s an old-fashioned shootout second most populous country. My bus ride took twelve hours, between government forces though it was scheduled to take and gun-totin’, drug-trafficking criminals. It was still very just nine. Throughout those much unsafe even to be within twelve hours we went through shouting distance, and I had no numerous heavily-armed interest in testing my luck. On checkpoints when a soldier the other hand, Bogota is home would board the bus, make a to maybe the most friendly thorough check of all passenpeople in the world, the largest gers and luggage, then bid us a safe journey and be on his way. informal emerald market in the world, and some unforgettable Such public display of weapattractions. onry made me nervous. At A day trip out of Bogota, in times I would stare out of the bus window for mile after mile, the town of Zipaquira, lies the Catedral de Sal. The salt catheand I never failed to spot a few dral is a cathedral carved out soldiers scattered in the trees of the middle of a mountain, off the road holding guns that in the middle of a salt deposit. seemed almost as big as they. Six-hundred and fifty feet unWhen researching the trek derground, the dynamited hole from Quito to Cali I repeatedly is large enough to easily fit a came across warnings that it real cathedral, and it is as beauwas not advised to make that tiful as any cathedral in Latin trip in the darker hours of the America. This one’s beauty is night, so my safe arrival at the decidedly more “earthy,” howCali bus station at three in the ever. Back in Bogota looming morning allowed me to release over the city is Monserrate - a an enormous sigh of relief. mountaintop church that has Never in my life had I been so been around for over 350 years. pleased to be alive, unharmed, and un-robbed. My stay in Cali Looking from Monserrate gives as commanding a view of a was brief, as the local workcity of ten million inhabitants ing at the hostel instructed me as can be had. The modern not to visit the downtown area city center bustling with busiof the city due to its danger. Soon, I moved along to Colom- ness can been as easily as the slums on the outer edges. The bia’s largest city of Bogota. contrast in that vista is just a Leading up to the capital snapshot of Colombia’s wild city I typically heard it depast and promising present. scribed on the traveler’s beat

The more we know, the less we know

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t this writing, the big election is just hours away. So when you read this commentary on elections, you likely will have already learned who the winners and the losers are. Then again, there could be a cliff-hanger like in previous elections and it could take days to determine the eventual winners. Even after the first counting of the ballots is announced, the polling companies may still be conducting polls in order to tell us who will eventually emerge victorious.

Polls, polls and more polls has been the hallmark of this election cycle. If you didn’t like the results of one poll, just wait a few hours for the next one to come out and tell you that your candidate will win. So it seems, the more these polls told us, the less we really knew about the eventual outcome of the election. It became evident that neither side was too confident in these polls, and wouldn’t admit it if they were.

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cisions and others who criticize them. I would hope our district and town continue to work together for the betterment of all our citizens young and old (the group of which I now belong to). The basis for strong communities is there ability to capitalize on opportunities to enhance and improve their ability to attract families and business to increase revenue. It benefits the school district as well with the possibility of increased enrollment, business support and sponsorship. It would seem both the city and school presently have one of those opportunities to work together and seize an opportunity that would benefit both entities. The school owns the old football field property which is adjacent to the cities main park property,

important to us, South Dakotans must remember that no matter who wins or loses in legislative and other state public office races, as well as the ballot issues, it is important that we work together to meet the challenges of state government. Perhaps this election will provide a better indicator of what path the majority wants this country to travel than the countless polls that have been taken this past year. No doubt, the winners are celebrating and the losers are seeking that proverbial silver lining. The greatest consolation and hope for all American voters, winners and losers, is that there will be future free elections.

Leo Williamson retired from rural mail carrier duties 25 years ago

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ooking back in the files of The Lennox Independent: 10 years ago The Lennox Sundstrom FFA Chapter did well at the national convention. The communications team placed 6th and the Meats team place 29th in the nation. Jennifer Tiggelaar was a national finalist in the specialty animal proficiency category

and was recognized on stage in front of 26,000 members. Megan Echoff was selected for the All-State Orchestra for the fourth straight year. 25 years ago Leo Williamson retired from his rural mail carrier duties. Leo was the substitute driver for Harley Steever for 20 years and has been the regular carrier since 1979. Mr. and Mrs. Wil-

Letter to the Editor… Working together is a win-win To the Editor: I would like to start this letter by stating I am proud to be a member of the Lennox School District, and a citizen of Lennox. Our school district is seeing growth and providing quality educational and extra-curricular opportunities for our districts communities’ most important asset, our children! The council members of Lennox have done a commendable job in balancing the budget, and appear to be making continued efforts to improve our infrastructure (sewer, water, streets, economic development and public safety). I realize that many of these projects take an enormous amount of time, effort, and money to complete. There will be people who support these de-

Without a doubt, this has been a high-stake presidential election campaign. Both sides have expressed the conviction that the other side would surely lead our country down the wrong path. Maybe they both would; now isn’t that a scary thought? We can only hope that both are wrong because there will be (or is) a winner and a loser. The really important thing is that even the most partisanminded people have the good sense to put country before party in the days ahead. No matter who wins, America’s problems and challenges are not going away days, months or even years after this election. On a smaller scale but still

and is currently accepting bids for the sale of the property. It is no secret that the city is in dire need of additional property to expand their park system to develop additional field space to provide the citizens adequate opportunities for practice and game availability, and recreational opportunities. I believe that both the City of Lennox and the Lennox School District would agree that an opportunity such as this to work together to establish a reasonable price and reasonable repayment terms will benefit both entities for years to come. Make no mistake this is a business decision, both entities should treat this opportunity as such and make a responsible decision. That being said, given the proximity

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of the property to the existing park system, and the need to liquidate a surplus property, it would seem to me that both parties not exhausting every effort to reasonably come to an agreement that would benefit both the city and the school would be a missed opportunity that will most likely not come around again. Life and business are about seizing opportunities when presented. My hope is both the school and city seize this opportunity, and that both will benefit. More importantly they will show they are both willing to make an investment and create additional opportunities for both of their most important asset, their young students and citizens. Chad Wulf Lennox, SD

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liamson and family moved to Lennox in 1955. Leo operated a jewelry store here until 1970. David Kuper, son of Myron and Ruth Kuper of Lennox, is co-captain of the national champion National College Mavericks basketball team of Rapid City. 50 years ago Automation is rapidly becoming a big factor in all types of business and Lennox is no exception. Lorna Tronson was recently trained on the new electronic bookeeping machine purchased by the Exchange Bank of Lennox. George McGovern was holding on to a slight lead of 300 votes over Joe Bottum when the paper went to press. Carol Schoffelman of Lennox has been chosen to play the part of the narrator and a village girl in the forthcoming production of “Heidi”. Carol attends Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. 75 years ago Oscar Skie, of Lennox, was

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appointed Lincoln County Sheriff after the Lincoln County Commission accepted the resignation of Elem Nessa this week. Mr. Nessa left Thursday for Los-Angeles, California, where he had accepted a position as manager of a retail lumber yard. The many friends of Rev. and Mrs. H.M. Solem will be interested to learn that they are now comfortably settled in Washington D.C. where they will spend the winter with their children. 99 years ago A party by the name of Sawyell is here and will open a motion picture show. We understand that the first number will take place next Thursday evening. Chickenpie supper above Gerieke’s drug store on the evening of Nov. 8th. You’d better begin to eat sparingly so your appetite will be equal to the big supper that will be handed out to you on this occasion.

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NEWS & INFO

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Veterans Day a time to honor, thank vets â–  VETERANS DAY, page 3

The effects of Agent Orange are still being debated, but the herbicide is known to have caused a host of health problems among service members and their offspring, including ischemic heart disease, several cancers and nerve disorders, Parkinson’s disease, Hodgkin’s disease and type 2 diabetes as well as several other diseases and disorders. “We were probably exposed to more Agent Orange than we’ll ever know,� Wulf said. He remembers that troops were removed from an area, which was then sprayed. Troops would return to the area a few days later. “Chemicals don’t disappear overnight, especially in water, and we mostly bathed in the streams,� he said. Like Rops, Wulf is grateful to have escaped the war with relatively few health problems. One of his children was born with spina bifida and an incorrectly formed skull. Wulf and his wife, Carol, were relieved that the spina bifida was “not severe enough to cause problems� and that their son’s skull has “corrected itself over time.� The Wulfs are on an Agent Orange registry and receive annual updates but are “not real impressed with VA care at times� and have often felt that the VA “hasn’t been in much of a hurry,� although the VA seems to have improved over time, the Wulfs say. They also credit the VFW for being “willing to work with vets to get care.� A lasting health issue that Wulf has had since his time in the service has been tinnitus, a ringing or buzzing in the ears that does not go away. Wulf’s hearing was fine before he was deployed. Then he was assigned to a mortar platoon. “We never had hearing protection overseas and were definitely exposed to higher levels of noise than you should be

without hearing protection, over and over,� Wulf said. “Even in base camp, we never had hearing protection,� he said. Today’s veterans are familiar with IEDs (improvised explosive devices). “We didn’t call them IEDs. Back then, they were booby traps,� Wulf said. The booby traps were typically unexploded mortar rounds or bombs that were buried in the road or in the rice paddies and would explode when stepped on or driven over. It is still difficult for Wulf to share his experiences. He vividly recalls never knowing who to trust. The enemy soldiers, or Viet Cong as they were known, “could be farmers or barbers that would wave hello to you in the daytime� and then “try to attack you at night. They loved nighttime, they were night fighters,� Wulf said. “Sleep was a rare commodity. When you did sleep, your ears were always open and one eye was always open,� he recalled. Wulf’s message to Vietnam vets that continue to struggle: “Seek out other Vietnam vets, visit the memorials.� The Wulfs attended the Vietnam War memorial dedication event in Pierre in 2006. It was “like a homecoming that never took place when it should have,� Carol said. “A lot of vets are own their own when they come back� and need help readjusting and “learning how to become civilians again,� she said. Don McGuire, another Lennox Vietnam vet, was also drafted. He served in the Army from 1965 to 1967. He recalls “brutal monsoons� and said about the only good thing there is to say is that there “was good lobster there.� It has been a long road for McGuire, who was affected by Agent Orange. Other vets encouraged him to keep returning to the VA and keep digging into

his service and health records, especially once he developed high blood pressure and nerve problems. He isn’t able to walk very far and must drag one leg. McGuire’s high blood pressure was first diagnosed during a mandatory physical right after he was discharged. He has also had problems with blood clots. McGuire isn’t afraid of much anymore. “I’ve been shot at, what else is there to be afraid of?� he says. But he is frustrated with all the red tape involved in getting the medical care he needs. “Whose responsibility is it to look out for veterans?� he asked. McGuire had to undergo surgery to clear three of the four arteries near his heart. The fourth artery was deemed too large of a risk to go after. “The doctor said there’s too big of a risk that a clot might break off and go to my brain,� McGuire said. Agent Orange is known to cause vascular problems, but many vets are unaware of exactly what illnesses are considered “presumptive,� meaning that the government acknowledges that the illnesses are linked to service time and are covered under VA benefits. Some of McGuire’s frustrations stem from the apparent lack of communication among veterans’ caregivers. “The VA wanted a note from my doctor explaining how my (vascular) issues are related to Agent Orange,� he said, but there is already a known link, “so why would my doctor need to go through that again?� All of the vets we spoke to agreed that good care and understanding are difficult to come by. At the very least, they hope that people will attempt to take the time to listen to their stories and help in any way they can, whether it’s volunteering at the VA hospital or contacting local representatives and encouraging better treatment of vets.

TRACTORS, TOOLS, GUNS AND ACREAGE EQUIPMENT AUCTION Saturday November 17th, 2012 10:00 AM 46933 SD Hwy 44, Lennox SD AUCTIONEERS NOTE: As the Hills will be selling their acreage and moving to town they will be selling a great selection of well maintained tools, shop equipment, tractors and miscellaneous items. Don’t miss this sale! EQUIPMENT: Oliver 1850 diesel tractor, WF, 3 Pt, 18.4-34 Tires, over/under; Massey Ferguson 1135 tractor, 7900 hours; 18.4R38 duals/axle mount; John Deere 1010 gas utility tractor; International 3200 Series A skid loader with 54� bucket; 54� tine bucket for skid loader; grapple fork for 54� bucket; 8’ JD mounted cultivator; 14’ Oliver Disk; 2 section drag; 6’ tandem packer; Schweiss 8’ snow blower; Hydraulic post hole digger w 9� & 12� augers; 6’ 3 pt. finishing mower; 5’ tractor mounted tiller; 6’ 3 pt. landscape rake; 6’ X 14’ hydraulic trailer; 4’ X 8’ tilt bed trailer; 44� X 60� yard trailer; 25 KW PTO generator on trailer w welder; category 1 & 2 cross drawbars; category 2 quick hitch and more. TOOLS & SHOP EQUIPMENT: Sears radial arm saw; Sears Table saw; Sears 6� joint plainer; Dewalt Plainer on stand; Milwaukee HD ž “ miter saw; 12� 2 speed band saw w tilt head; Belt and disc sander on wheels; Lincoln welder; Sears 4 HP air compressor; Band saw for steel; 5/8� floor model drill press; grinder; Sears 14� & 18� chain saws; large floor anvil; 1 ton manual chain hoist; 3/4 “ socket set; portable air tank; Milwaukee Sawzall; air wrench & air ratchet; air cut-off tool w 2 7/8� wheel; wheel barrow; Sears 16 gal. shop vac; electric high pressure washer; Sears power washer; welding table; bench vise; numerous misc hand tools and more. GUNS: Winchester Model 12 20 gauge; Remington Fieldmaster model 572 pump 22 cal.; Stevens model 9401A 20 gauge; Sears model 41-103 22 cal. rifle; Glenfield model 25 22 cal. clip rifle. MOWER AND MISC: Cub Cadet 22 HP 50� zero turn mower; 4’ lawn thatcher; 180 lb.grass/ fertilizer spreader; Sears garden tiller; Sears 22� wheel trimmer; electric edger/trimmer; Homelite hedge trimmer; 14 bundles of cedar shingles; plastic culverts; round work table on wheels; lumber and lumber rack on wheels; corn cribbing; measuring wheel; portable redline heater; fiberglass 16’ extension ladder; extension cords; rabbit cage; double trees; Honda 400 motorcycle (not running); garden tools; hoses; flower pots and much more. TERMS: cash or check, sales tax collected. For pictures and more information visit www.westraatkins.com. Murl and Lavonne Hill, Owner 605-647-2720

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Local World War II stories archived for future generations â–  WWII STORIES, page 3

The family must have been ecstatic when a news broadcast broke that revealed Temple had been found on a small island in the Pacific. Sadly, that report was found to be untrue, and the family was officially notified that their son was killed in action on June 1, 1945. A letter received by the mother of another member of the B-29 crew told the details: “Of the eleven men who were aboard the “Super Mouse� only one crew member T-Sgt. Daniel J. Serritello was rescued. Tail gunner Serritello revealed the circumstances of the crash of his bomber and the disappearance of the crew. He stated that ‘on the way to the target, the aircraft was attacked by enemy fighters, and the pilot’s compartment was hit,

Lennox City Council to meet Nov. 12 Lennox City Council is scheduled to meet on Monday, at 7 p.m. at Lennox City Hall. Besides regular business, items on the agenda include: trees, manufactured homes, school district, utilities regionalization, personnel and SECOGgrants. All agenda items are subject to change.

Bids reviewed for school property Lennox School Board members recently declared the old football field surplus property and put the field and the old administration building up for bids. They received one bid last Monday. The bid was from Lennox Properties, LLC and was $142,000 for both properties. The board is expected to act on the bid at the Nov. 12 regular meeting.

rendering the flight engineer’s and pilots’ instruments unusable. No one was injured during the attack, and the bomber stayed in formation and made the bomb run successfully‌ The crew tried to set the plane into auto-pilot to make a landing at Iwo Jima for repairs. But “a few seconds later the B-29 went into a violent left bank and the alarm bell rang almost simultaneously.â€? Sgt. Serritello related that he started to climb out of the escape hatch in the tail. He was partially out when the aircraft apparently exploded. He had no memory of that. He was able to pull the ripcord on a parachute. He did not see any other parachutes in the air and did not see any other survivors. About an hour later, he was rescued by a submarine. A B-29 reported seeing survivors, but it was later believed that what

they actually saw was oxygen tanks. In Temple’s military career, he had been awarded the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross and four battle stars. In a letter to the family, Chaplain (Capt.) John D. Barringer wrote: “Lloyd had made many new friends by his congenial and pleasing personality . . . his courage and willingness to serve his country in her hour of need stands as a inspiration to those who remain to carry on the fight until final and complete victory.� For this story, and many more, check out the archives at the Lennox Museum, located at 305 S. Main St., Lennox. For more information, or to tour the museum, contact the Lennox Area Historical Society President, Mary Brass, at 605254-5221.

Lennox School Board to meet Monday Lennox School District 41-4 Board of Education will meet on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Besides regular business, items on the agenda include: Public Input; Superintendent’s Report; Discussion Items—Instruction, Junior Kindergarten Report, Mandate Update; Prop-

erty, Report on School Law Seminar, Update on Planning Committee; Action Items— Personnel, Resignation;, New Hire; Property, Budget Supplement; Instruction; Student issues; Open enrollment. Agenda items are subject to change.

Turner County lifts burn ban Turner County Commissioners have lifted the burn ban effective immediately. However, you are still required to call Canton to report a controlled burn. The non-emergency number is 605-764-2664. They need your name, address and where the burn will take place. You also need to call Canton when your burn is done. “Please remember, you could still be subject to a fine, if you have a control burn and leave it

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camping and four wheeling. He also enjoyed building cars, Western movies and playing pool. He was preceded in death by his parents. Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Ella May; children: Paul (Kim) Scheidt, Hurley, Laurie (Jesse) Borschel, Sioux Falls, Robin (Bill) Muller, Mt. Juliet, TN and Bonnie (Tony) Hylland, Sioux Falls; nine grandchildren: Cassandra, Jessica, Cristina, Kelsey, Tyler, Janae, Colby, Austin and Kelan; one great-granddaughter, Keelah; siblings: Barb (Benny) Becker, Sioux Falls, LaVern (Geraldine) Scheidt, Lake Preston and Norman (Eileen) Scheidt, Marion; as well as other relatives and a host of friends.

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Services held in Luverne for Frances Perkins Luverne, MN – Frances A. (Goeman) Perkins, age 88, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Center in Luverne, MN. A funeral service was held Saturday, November 3 at George Boom Funeral Home, Sioux Falls. Interment followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne, MN. Frances was born on Feb. 22, 1924 in Lennox, SD to Ralph and Gertie (Hoffman) Goeman. She was raised in Lennox and graduated from Lennox High School in 1941. After attending Business College in Sioux City, Iowa, she returned to Lennox to work at the Post Office and then moved to Sioux Falls where she was employed at the Army Air Base and the Veterans Administration. Frances was united in marriage to Lloyd Gilbert Perkins on December 31, 1951 in Luverne, MN. They lived in Kenneth, MN and were blessed with three daughters; Rhonda, Deone, and Julie. Lloyd died on February 16, 1964. Frances moved to Luverne, MN with her children in 1965 where she worked for the Rock County Welfare Department until

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1974 when she moved to Baltic, SD for a short time and then to Sioux Falls. Frances enjoyed working and was employed at various federal government agencies until her retirement and continued to work part time for many years at McCrossan Boys Ranch. She moved from her long-time home to Primrose Retirement Community in January of 2009 and remained there until July 2012, when she moved to the Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Center in Luverne. Frances was a 50+ year member of First Presbyterian Church of Luverne, MN. She was a

lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, belonged to the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and enjoyed many events at the Active Generations Center. Frances, a gracious lady with a warm sense of humor, liked to keep busy, was a loyal friend and companion, and above all loved her family, dogs, music, and dancing. Frances was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd; parents, Ralph and Gertie; brother, LaVerne. Grateful for having shared her life are her three daughters, Rhonda (Bob) Matus of Urbandale, IA, Deone (John) Hemme of Hardwick, MN, and Julie (Todd) Tonneson of Eagan, MN; seven grandchildren; sister, Elvina (Walter) Buse of Marion, SD; special friend, Hugh Scarborough; and many dear nieces and nephews.

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Town ‘n Country CFEL club plans Christmas party The Town ‘n Country CFEL met at the home of Iva Haan’s on Nov. 1 with seven members present. The Newsletter was reviewed. The January lesson on “chiropractor care” will be on Dec. 17 at West Prairie. Several attended the Area V1 planning meeting for the event to be held April 23, 2013 at Tea Trinity Lutheran Church. Iva gave the lesson on “Oral Health Care”. Members are planning on having their Christmas meal on Dec. 6 at Luciano’s in Sioux Falls. Members will do a gift exchange and bring money to give to the schools for the needy. Everyone is encouraged to donate to the $50 club supported by the LAFC. The Jan. 3 meeting will be held at Marilyn Thomas’ home. Gloria Rops Reporter/Historian

Sympathy is extended to the family of Jerry Cross. Jerry passed away last Sunday. We are thinking of you all. We had a couple local kids that were members of the All State Orchestra and Chorus. Congratulations to Carl Lang and Kali Wipf. THOUGHT OF THE WEEK Learn from mistakes of others—you can’t live long enough to make them all yourself. If you have any news please feel free to email me at aabbas@iw.net or drop it off at the Ampride.

LIBRARY NEWS The library will be CLOSED on Monday, November 12 for Veterans Day. The library will also be CLOSED on Thursday, November, 22 and Friday, November 23, for Thanksgiving. Reminder: The Lennox Community Library Monthly Book Discussion will be held in the libary meeting room on Saturday, November 17 @ 9:30am.. The book for discussion is A Secret Kept by: Tatiana de Rosnay. The library has several copies available for check out.

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leading cause of disability in this county? There are over 100 diseases associated with arthritis. At 12:30 on the 15th there will be a presentation about this disease. Come here about new discoveries and new medications. The Thanksgiving dinner will be Friday, the 16th. You need to get a reservation in ahead of time so Cinda has enough for everyone. Another date to be aware of is the foot care service that comes to the Center. It will be on Dec. 7th, but you need to get signed up by the 19th of this month. Happy birthday to Lynn Gayken, Erma deWilde, Lena Abbas, Margaret Charleton, Carol Tipton and Lois Oppold.

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Funeral services were held at First English Lutheran Church in Lennox on Saturday, Nov. 3 for LeRoy Scheidt, who died Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Sanford U.S.D. Medical Center in Sioux Falls. Officiating at the service was Rev. Hugh Brewer. Music was provided by organist Judy Fett. Pallbearers were Tim Scheidt, Troy Scheidt, Orin Hofer, Albert Iken and Michael Oltmanns. Interment was in West Prairie Lutheran Cemetery with Military Rites by the South Dakota Honorguard. LeRoy George Scheidt was born at Marion, South Dakota, on August 20, 1941, the son of George and Alvina (Schlaffman) Scheidt. He grew up here, graduating from Marion High School. In 1960 he entered the U.S. Air Force where he served until his honorable discharge in 1964. On March 1, 1964 he married Ella May Tronson at First English Lutheran Church, Lennox. The couple lived in New Jersey, Marion, Lennox and currently Hurley. LeRoy was a farmer. He was a member of the First English Lutheran Church and the Lennox American Legion Post. LeRoy loved everything outdoors including hunting, fishing,

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Atkins to celebrate 90th birthday The Atkins family will be holding an open house to celebrate the 90th birthday of Marguerite Atkins on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 2-4 p.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 140 W. Brian St., Tea. If you are unable to attend the open house, greetings may be sent to her at: 111 W. 17th St. Apt. 100, Sioux Falls, SD 57104.

Cynthia Rops Shepherd to speak Lennox Area Women’s Connection is privileged to bring Cynthia Shepherd as their speaker on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church Social Hall. Cynthia is a graduate of Lennox High School and will bring her experiences as a former teacher and newspaper editor as she talks of an exchanged life. Music will be provided by Cathy Smit and Kathy Buseman will bring us up to date on the nursing profession. Reservations are appreciated and can be made by contacting Heidi at 368-1551 or e-mail hjmorgan001@gmail.com. Cost is $4 or free if this is your first time attending a Stonecroft sponsored event.

Carl Lang, Shayla Hartz, Ethan Zimmerman, Katie Odland, Emma Lang, Gretchen Rops, Krista Smit, Ellen Renz, and Tyler Youngquist have been chosen to represent Lennox High School at the 55th Annual Augustana College Band Festival, Nov. 9-10, 2012, on the Augustana College campus. About 300 high school instrumentalists and 70 band directors representing schools from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota will attend the two-day event. Mr. Tyler Nettestad will accompany his student musicians to the Festival. Up to twelve students from each school may be nominated for the Festival, and the top musicians from the five-state region are chosen for the event. Those selected spend their weekend attending rehearsals, clinics, recitals, and recreational activities.

A Grand Finale Concert will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Washington Pavilion. The concert will feature the Augustana Band, conducted by Dr. Bruce T. Ammann and the three Festival bands. Participating high school musicians will perform in one of the three Festival bands, under the direction of guest conductor Mr. Ralph Ford, Composer and Clinician, Dr. Paul R. Schilf, Interim Director of Bands at Augustana College, and Dr. Bruce T. Ammann, Director of Bands at Augustana College. The Grand Finale Concert is open to the public and family and friends are encouraged to attend. Tickets are available at the door, online, or calling the Washington Pavilion Box Office at (605) 3676000. They are priced as follows: Adults - $15; Students (K-12) and Sr. Citizens - $10.

Gretchen Rops chosen as County 4-H Ambassador The Country Clovers 4-H club met on October 27 at the Davis Legion Hall. Kelsey Knutson called the meeting to order and Jacob Knutson led the flag pledges. Roll call was answered by all of the members telling what they are thankful for. New member Jacob Irwin was welcomed to the club. Club goals for the new 4-H year are to do more community service projects and for everyone to do at least one talk or demonstration. Gretchen Rops gave a speech on “Gestational Sow Housing Options” and Ethan Rops gave a talk on

“Creature Features.” Several club members received awards at the Turner County 4-H Recognition Event in Parker on November 4. Jasmine Blue, Harley Blue, Kennedy Blue, Quincy Blue, Gretchen Rops, Ethan Rops, and Ben Zarr received $5 each for completing record books. Alyssa Brandsrud received $10 for her conservation poster at the County Fair. Kelsey Knutson and Kayla Knutson received T-shirts for doing public presentations at the State Fair. Gretchen Rops had the top senior record book and was chosen to be a County 4-H Ambassador.

Lennox Ambulance takes home EMS Week award The Lennox Area Ambulance Service won the 2012 EMS Week Contest on October 17 during the South Dakota Emergency Medical Technician Association (SDEMTA) conference for their activity of “Daycare Days.” “Daycare Days” was an activity where ambulance volunteers and paid ambulance employees took the ambulance around to various daycare facilities to show the ambulance and equipment to children in order to help minimize their fear if they were ever in a situation where they, a family member, or friend might need the help of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The winners received $500 and a certificate from the South Dakota EMS for Children (SDEMSC) Program. SDEMSC is an organization that provides resources to make the children of South Dakota safer and well taken care of in the unfortunate event they become sick or injured. Attending this year’s SDEMTA annual conference in Watertown, SD were volunteers Brooke Fodness, Heidi Fodness, Feyet Munshikpu, Brenda Sinning, Sharla West, and paid EMT Chad Skiles. The SDEMTA holds an annual conference each year offering a variety of training for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. National educators are brought in to provide EMTs and paramedics with the best practices and latest technology in pre-hospital emergency care. This event also provides an opportunity for EMTs and paramedics from across the state to meet with each other and other professionals in the EMS field. Some optional events that attendees can participate in are Trauma Wars and EMS Olympics. The awards are given during the conference banquet.

Lennox Ambulance volunteers accepted the 2012 EMS Week Contest Award at the SDEMTA conference in October. Pictured are: Feyet Munshikpu, Brenda Sinning, Heidi Fodness, Brooke Fodness, Sharla West, and Amy Marsh of SDEMSC.

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An ordinary day. That’s how a pilot wanted to describe the events of a particular day. Just one problem. Most people wouldn’t consider a plane crash ordinary. When something terrible happens, people want an explanation. They want to hold someone responsible. Responsibility is something that pilot William “Whip” Whitaker has been avoiding for a long time. Initially, Whitaker is hailed as a hero. The plane started falling apart in the middle of the flight. He can’t be held responsible for that. He is a flawed human being, but saved many lives that day. It is human nature to want to hide our imperfections. But when an imperfection leads to a major catastrophe, the search for answers begins. A variety of problems

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■ FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN 120 E. Second, Lennox Behind the Post Office, downtown Pastor Hugh Brewer • Church Office: 647-5140 Saturday: 8:30-10:30-First English is in charge of CCM Basketball Camp today at Hurley school gym. Sunday: “Veteran’s Day”; 8:30-Trad. Worship Service ; 9:30-Coffee & fellowship time, in Luther Hall; 9:45-Sunday School (Parents-please note that Sunday School Christmas; Program practice is being held every Sunday!); 11:00-Contemporary Worship Service; 12:30 & 5:30-First English Worship Service on Channel 98 Monday: 7:00-Budget Committee Meeting, in library Tuesday: 7:00-Adult Bible Study, in Luther Hall; 7:00-Health Cabinet Meeting, in library Wednesday: ; 7:30 am Text Study; 5:30-6:30-Confirmation for 7th & 8th graders; 6:30-Council Meeting, in Pioneer Room; 6:30-7:30-MS Youth Night at 2nd Reformed Church; 7:00-Sr. Choir Rehearsal; 7:45-HS Youth Night at 2nd Reformed Church; 8:00-First English service on Channel 98 ■ SECOND REFORMED CHURCH 1017 South Elm Street, Lennox Rev. Dr. Harlan Hayunga, Pastor Church office: 647-5417 Saturday: Middle School Movie Night Sunday: Prayer Time in the chapel at 9:20 a.m.; Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.; Mission Fund Offering; Greeters & Special Music Coordinators – Al & Kay Goeman; Coffee/Cookie Servers – Hadley & Lynn Plucker and Ken & Norma Sayler; Nursery – Debbie Herrboldt; Congregational Meeting followed by Fellowship/Coffee; “Little Lambs” Choir and Sunday School at 10:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School at 10:45 a.m. in the chapel; PRAISE Dance Rehearsal following Sunday School Wednesday: Middle School Youth at 6:30 p.m.; Adult Choir at 7:30 p.m.; High School Youth at 7:45 p.m. ■ LENNOX EBENEZER PRESBYTERIAN, P.C.A. Office: 647-2659 Pastor Ryan Arkema (Office Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) (Sec. Hrs. Tues. thru Fri. 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.) Website: www.lennoxpca.org Check it out! Thursday: 7pm Friese’s small group study Saturday: 10-11am The Exchange is open; 6:30pm Parents of Young Families study Sunday: 9:25 am Morning worship with Lord’s Supper – Live on channel 98; Fellowship time to follow; Adult Inquirer’s class; 10:50 am S.S. for all ages; 6:00 pm Adult Bible study Monday: 2-4pm The Exchange is open; 7:00 pm Rachel Bible study; 7:00 pm Officer’s training class Tuesday: 1pm Women’s Connection for community women; 7pm Joint officers’ meeting followed by Deacons’ and Session meetings Wednesday: 2:30 pm Birthday party at the Good Samaritan Center; 3:30 - 5pm The Exchange is open; 5:45 pm Youth Inquirers class; 6:30 pm No Cook Wednesday followed by Kidz Zone program and Middle School Youth meeting; 8pm Refuge for high school youth; 8pm Adult Choir practice

■ BETHEL REFORMED CHURCH Davis• Supply Pastor: Robert Miedema Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30am; Worship Service, 10:30am ■ DELAWARE REFORMED Jct. of Hwys. 17 and 18 • Office 647-5868 Pastor Jamie Dykstra; Thursday: Education meeting at 7:30 pm Sunday: Prayer Gathering at 8:30 a.m.; Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.; Praise and Worship Leaders: LIFE; Nursery: Tammy and Kevin; Fellowship Coffee Servers: Tara Hagena and Paul Loewe; Sunday School for all ages at 11:00 a.m.; Sunday Evening: Harvest Fest Meal at 5:30 p.m. sponsored by the Youth Group; Musical Program by Jackie Myers and Randy Gibbons at 7:00 p.m., Fellowship following the program Tuesday: Consistory meeting at 7:30 pm Wednesday: Youth Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 21: Thanksgiving Eve Service at 7:30 p.m. ■ ST. MAGDALEN CATHOLIC 417 East 6th Ave • Lennox, SD Father Paul Pathiyamoola, Church 647-2187 Wednesday: RE classes; K-6th grade 6:30-7:30pm; 7th grade Confirmation, 7:45-8:45 Friday: Mass, 9am Sunday: 8:45am; Altar Servers: Chris Oltmanns, Sarah Kroeger, Josette Haugse; Lectors: 8th Grade Class; Greeters and Gift Bearers: 8th Grade Class; Ushers: Marlyn and Marilyn Jacobson; Eucharistic Ministers: Team 3: Doug & Laaurie Wernke, Laurie Parr; Sacristan: Marlyn Jacobson ■ WEST PRAIRIE LUTHERAN 46788 282nd St., Lennox • Church 647-5923 Pastor Erika Lehmann • (605) 359-4902 elehmann@sio.midco.net On Facebook: West Prairie Lutheran Church, ELCA Sunday: Worship at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee, treats and fellowship.; Sunday School; Holy Communion on first and third Sundays of the month. Church Council meetings the first Wednesday of the month at 8:15pm Women of the ELCA: Third Wednesday at 1:30pm. ■ TURNER CO. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN 3 miles south, 3 miles west of Lennox Pastor John Armstrong, Telephone: 647-5433 Sunday: Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m. ■ FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH U.S.A. Lennox • Contact #’s: 605 214-3864 or 647-5863 Rev. Sarah Hagena, Hours: Thursday, 10:30-11:30am Sunday: Worship & Sunday School, 10am; Kyrgistan Missionary family Dwayne and Janet Doyle will present slide show and discuss their work at 1:30pm with coffee and refreshments afterward. Community is invited. ■ THE CHURCH OF GOD 201 E. 2nd St., Worthing • Daniel Scheideler, Pastor Phone: 521-8434 Sunday: Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Children’s Church, 11:15 a.m.; SS, 10 a.m.

■ CHANCELLOR REFORMED CHURCH Rev. LeRoy Boender, Church office: 647-2731 . Thursday: Dorcas Circle 1:30 p.m.; MOPS, 6:30 p.m. Sunday: Traditional worship service 9:00 a.m.; Coffee fellowship 10:00 a.m.; Sunday School 10:00 a.m.; Contemporary worship service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday: Midweek supper 6:30 p.m.; Pre-K through 6th grade 7:00 p.m.; Heidelberg Catechism 7:00 p.m.; Junior youth group 7:00 p.m.; Senior youth group 8:00 p.m. ■ FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Chancellor • Rev. Jason Haas Church office: 647-2150 Thursday: Ladies Mission Circle Thanksgiving meeting, 7 p.m.; Deacons’ meeting, 7 p.m. Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Prayer in the Chapel; 9:15 a.m. Coffee Fellowship; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship Service; 6:00 p.m. Bible Study Wednesday: 7 p.m. AWANA, Youth Group ■ GERMANTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, P.C.A. Rural Chancellor • Church: 647-5758 Pastor Pat Morgan Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m., Tuesday: Prayer for schools at Kari’s, 9-10am Wednesday: Women's Bible Study, 6:45 ■ ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC Tea, SD • Fr. Kevin O’Dell, Pastor: 498-2110 Fax: 498-5540 Church and Office: 498-5792, 498-5792 Parish office hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-4:30pm Thursday: Mass, 5:30pm Friday: Mass, 6:45am Saturday: Mass, 5pm Sunday: Mass, 9am Monday: Mass, 8am Wednesday: Mass, 6:45am Thursday: Mass, 5:30pm ■ LIVING HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH 305 E. Brian, Tea • Wayne Reed, Pastor Office: 498-5876 or Home: 368-2515 Office Hrs: 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. (call first) Sundays: Sunday School for all ages, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, Children’s Church for ages 4 and under, 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m. Wednesdays: Moms in Touch International, 9 a.m.; Wednesday Night Youth Program; FREE weekly Diner Nite meal, 6:40 p.m.; K-12 Youth Studies, 7 p.m. Thursdays: Morning Men’s Breakfast & Study, 6:30 a.m.

Doyles to tell of life in Kyrgystan On Nov. 11 at 1:30 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, Community Churches in Mission invites the community to listen as Dwayne and Janet Doyle share slides about their experiences and work in Kyrgystan. In 2010 the Kyrgystani government was overthrown by a violent revolution. The Doyles lived on the very street a quarter mile from where the rioting and demonstrations took place. Many people died in the uprising which overthrew the Kyrgystani president who was considered corrupt. The Doyles

Needs at the local food pantry As the holiday season nears, it is nice to remember our local food pantry, that helps so many families and people in need. Even though there have been contributions of food from the community, it is amazing how quickly it can disappear from the shelves. There will be definite needs in the months to come for the following items: Canned soups Boxed meal items like Hamburger Helper (doesn’t need to be that brand name), Escalloped Potatoes, stuffing, etc. Canned fruit Breakfast Cereal Pasta Canned pasta sauce Peanut butter and jelly Always remember to check the expiration date of products brought to the Exchange. They are unable to use out-dated items. If you have plenty to eat this

holiday season, remember to donate to The Exchange. If you need help filling your shelves with food, please stop at The Exchange, located at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, 305 W. 1st Ave., Lennox. The Exchange is open on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m.; Monday, 2-4 p.m.; and Wednesday, 3:30-5 p.m. If you cannot come on those hours, please call the church at 647-2659 to make an appointment.

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■ RISEN SAVIOR LUTHERAN CHURCH Rev. John Farden, Tea • Tel: 498-5050 Sunday Worship: 9 a.m.; Fellowship, 10 a.m.; Bible Class and Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. (At the Tea Area MS Commons) ■ TEA TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH Pastor Wayne Gallipo, Pastor Jess Daum, Pastor Ron Beckman, Tom Stadem, Director of Youth/ Family & Music Church: 498-2343 Pastor’s Cell Phone: 214-6828 Sunday: 8, 9:15, & 10:30 a.m. Worship services; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday: Evening worship, 6:30 p.m.

had to be confined to their home during the worst violence and also experienced power outages, making daily life a challenge. Dwayne and Janet and their two children (pictured above) have been seeking to live as neighbors who share good news in Kyrgystan for about three years. The Doyles have learned Russian and are actively involved in their Kyrgystani community. After the slide program, refreshments will be served in the social hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Pictured above, from left to right, (back row): Rayanne Hoppe, Jenna Mai, Alicia Ruud, Elizabeth Buehner, Isabella Clark; (front row): Autumn Hare, Halie Spears, and Jada Severson. The troop is displaying their ornament they made together to be put on display at the Christmas at the Capitol in Pierre.

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and weighed 60 pounds. You can only keep the fish if it is less than 35 inches from the eye to the fork of the tail or if it is over 45 inches from the eye to the fork of the tail.

Members of the third grade Girl Scout Brownie Troop 40008 recently attended the Girl Scout Scientific Sorcery event. The troop traveled to the world of Hogwarts and got to experiment with pop rocks and lava in potions class, got a lesson in levitation in charm, and had a ton of fun! The third grade troop also met and had a Halloween party and took a picture with the ornament they made together which will be on display at Christmas at the Capitol in Pierre. Girl Scouts are celebrating their 100th year this year and will have a special Girl Scout 100th Anniversary tree on display. The 32nd Christmas at the Capitol will include over 90 trees

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Lincoln County 4-H Recognition Event 2012 BY AMBER LOUNSBERY 4-H YOUTH PROGRAM ADVISOR

On Saturday October 27, Lincoln County 4-H members, leaders, parents, family members, award sponsors and Extension office staff gathered at the Harrisburg High School for the annual 4-H recognition event. A delicious pot-luck supper was served and enjoyed. Below are the people and businesses that received awards for their outstanding service and accomplishments for the 2012 4-H year. 4-H Alumni Awards: Terri Kennedy, Jan Tipton, Jordan Jensen, Andrea Huffman, Amy Nelson, Kelley Kruger. Friend of 4-H: Arden & June Shields, Greg & Teresa Huffman. 4-H Family of the Year: Mike & Kerri Plucker Family, Rob & Kristi Sweeter Family and Marc & Lisa Bogue Family. Meritorious Service: Frieberg, Nelson & Ask, LLP and Valley Exchange Bank of Tea & Lennox. Eastern Farmers Cooperative Scholarships: Jessica Bogue and Macy Tipton. Top Ag Award: Madalyn Plucker. Top FCS Award: Krista Smit. 2012 4-H Graduating members: Jessica Bogue, Daniel Bogue, October Greenfield, Tatum Larson, Erica Pederson, Nathan Smit, Jared Thompson, Macy Tipton, Jacey Wittrock, Taylor Adrian, Brittany Sweeter. Ten Year Clover 4-H Leader Awards: Kevin and Darcy Jensen. Five Year Clover 4-H Leader Award: Andrea Huffman and Randy Smit. County Horse Show Awards-High Point Seniors: Joe Hendrickson, Jordan Wittrock. Juniors: Elise Ackerman, Rylee Yoshino. Swine Carcass Evaluation Awards: Junior: 1st- Taylor Kuper, 2nd-Carly Lewison, 3rd-Callie Waite, 4th-Cassidy Benson, tie for 5th-Michaila Benson, tie for 5th-Dawsyn Moroz. High Point Judging Awards: Rabbit-Sr.Grant Sweeter, Jr.-Corissa Sweeter. Livestock- Beg.-Michaila Benson, Jr.-Drew Plucker, Sr.-Maggie Vander Laan. DairyJr. Drew Plucker, Sr. Madalyn Plucker. State Fair Awards: State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest- Senior: The Team placed 9th overall in Senior Livestock JudgingLevi Vander Laan, Jessica Bogue, Madalyn Plucker, Maggie Vander Laan- Placed 5th in individual sheep. Photography- Beginner-The Team placed 3rd. Nicole Nelson-2nd as an individ-

4-H Alumni Awards winners at the Lincoln County Recognition Event included: Kelley Kruger, Amy Nelson, Andrea Huffman, Jan Tipton, Terri Kennedy, and Jordan Jensen.

ual, Alicia Ruud, Cami McWayne. Sr. Morgan Nelson placed 9th as an individual. Beginner Nicole Nelson placed 2nd. Family Consumer Science (FCS) - Beginner team placed 6th. Team is Caden McWayne, Alicia Ruud and Cami McWayne, Nicole Nelson. FCS Senior Krista Smit placed 3rd as an individual. Visual Arts-Jr. Corissa Sweeter placed 6th as an individual. Sr. Dylan Hyronimus placed 9th. Senior Horticulture- the Team placed 3rd in the state. The team is Emily Lawrenson, Jennifer Fluit, Aryca Lothrop, and Dalton Nelson. Emily Lawrenson- 5th as an indi- Madalyn Plucker received the Top Ag vidual. Morgan Nelson placed 7th Award at the Lincoln County 4-H Recognias in individual. tion Event. Monetary awards were presented to Nathan Smit-sheep rate-of-gain, Hank, Hannah Hank, Joe Heidinger, Kristin Twedt-swine ultra sound, Krista Karlie Heidinger, Kevin Hieb, Alicia Smit-family consumer science judging, Ruud, Kate Stahl, Olivia Althoff, Sebastian Corissa Sweeter- public speaking, Grant Althoff, Anthony Tibbetts. 5 Year- Bronson Sweeter-public speaking. French, Zach Dobson, Drew Plucker, AlCounty Medal Awards: Photography- lison Hoefakker, Tanner Nelson, Andrea Aryca Lothrop. Rabbit-Alyssa Becker, Co- Veldman, Cole Homandberg, Alex Ruud, rissa Sweeter. Visual Arts-Corissa Sweeter. Sarah Kroeger, Corissa Sweeter. 10 YearCommunity Service-Grant Sweeter, An- Brittany Sweeter, Jacey Wittrock, Tyler drea Veldman. Foods & Nutrition-Kristin Halverson, Lexi Cole, Kristin Twedt, NaTwedt. Fashion Revue-McKenzie Beard. than Smit, Molly Kennedy, Rachel Larson, Sheep-Charles Lewison, Taylor Kuper. Madalyn Plucker. Home Environment-Emily Lawrenson. The evening concluded with the annual Membership Pins: 1 Year- Joshua Kl- 4-H slide show that reflects activities over emme, Kayla Smeenk, Kristin Van Beek, the past 4-H year including a segment in Levi Van Beek, Katie Dinsmore, Avery honor of the eleven individual 4-H graduDobesh, Madeline Luvaas, Caleb Larson, ates of 2012. Alexis Wiersma, Callie Waite, Caden

2012 4-H Family of the Year: Mike and Kerri Plucker Family

2012 4-H Family of the Year: Rob and Kristi Sweeter Family

2012 4-H Family of the Year: Marc and Lisa Bogue Family

Lennox School District Middle School, Elementary honor rolls released PUBLIC Lennox School District 41-4 released the honor rolls for the first quarter of the 2012-13 school years. Students receiving this honor were: LWC Middle School 6M-Mr. McLouth A—Brock Anderson, Taylor Kuper, Elizabeth Rezac, Britain Smith B—Robert Boysen, Isabel Coady, Bailey Cramer, Jaetin DeCou, James Halverson, Quincy Ihnen, Michaela Jaspring, Zachery Leisinger, Chevy Levene, Brooklynn Paulson, Mitchell Rust, Shawna Therkildsen, Blayne Wallenstein, Raymond Williams, Joseph Zacher 6S-Mr. Sattler A—Zachary Baumert, Jenna Bruns, Emily Buse, Jared Graber, Kaleb Lunstra, Jack Nordmann, Hunter Peters, Riley Peters, Nathan Renz, Bree VanMeeteren, Logan VanRuler, Madison Wentz, Camden Wulf, Isabel Young B—Grant Edwards, Jayden Gayle, Nicholas Ihnen, Sydney Marquardt, Cheyanne Paweltzki, Halle Sawyer, Brock Schroeder, Kendra Stien, Morgan Wipf 6B-Mr. Bahnson A—Cooper Benning, Leslie Fillipi, Bailey Fodness, Zachary Foss, Tyson Stoebner, Hunter Stroud, Delaney Wrage B—Maxwell Arkema, JD Kirchner, Aricka Niezwaag, Samara Nordmann, Noah Talatzko, Clay Vinson, Whitney Weischedel, Zachary Wipf 7D-Mrs. Diede A—Zachary Bultena, Rachel Jensen, Tatum Musser, Jessica Symens, Joshua Van Houten B—Alexander Brenholt, Benjamin Goeman, Joseph M e y e r, S a m u e l O s b o r n , Elizabeth Reiss, Emma Roths, Jessica Schneiderman, Rachel Van Ningen, Taden Wilson 7M-Mr. McVey A—Mia Cramer, Megan Hinker, Janne Johnson, Sarah Kroeger, Callie Luke, Elizabeth

Steever B—Holdyn Breck, Ethan Dannen, Ahna Groen, Stetson Ihnen, Sean Kelley, Marcus Metivier, Hunter Nordman, Drew Plucker, Alex Ruud, Addison Stubbe 7R-Mrs. Raabe A—Maxwell Bultena, Emma Mechels, Dawson Smit B—Evan Dubbelde, Shawn Florey, Jordyn Hovaldt, Grace Kidd, Parker King, Kip Kuper, Ti ff a n y P l i m p t o n , Ta y l o r Stroschein, Alec Waldhalm, Karissa West, Charles Wittrock 8K-Mr. Kruse A—Tessa Friese, Hannah Hagena, Jennifer Kruid, CarLee Mechels, Mason Meyer, Rachel Odland, Abbie Strasser B—Abby Abraham, Whitley Barr, Jessica Birgholtz, Megan Cramer, Kaitlin Gundvaldson, Cole Halouska, Daniel Jaspring, Brendan Langbehn, Sarah Logan, Ethan Olson, Toni Serr, Corissa Sweeter, Amanda Timmerman 8B-Mr. Bryan A—Maisey Bainbridge, Samantha Haan, Dylan Hanisch, Jordanna Kruse, Haley Mendel, Andrew Paulson, Brock Stien B—Baylee Abraham, Amber Decker, Zachary Dobson, Shelby Geiken, Devon Jongeling, Sydney Mechels, Leonard Meyer, Juliee Scott, Timi Serr, Laurie Waldner, Braedon Wallenstein, Violet Williamson 8FW-Mr. Fodness/ Ms. Wollmann A—Ethan Cinco, Brooke Ehlers, Miranda Hall, Austin Odland, Brandon Rupp, Taylor Smidt, Matthew Wolf, Alison Ziegler, Alyssa Zirpel B—Logan Barr, Catherine Daugherty, Julia Gesling, Riley Gillihan, Erika Hofer, Marshall McLaren, Bailey Nelson, Haley Reinholt, MiKayla Smit, Courtney Weeldreyer, Wesley Weischedel, Jacob Ziegler Lennox Elementary 4th-Ms. Neeman A—Jordan Christensen, Brandon Fodness, Mitchell Frieler, Isaac Gundvaldson,

Jaime Hall, Harley Ihnen, Jacob Krause, Ethan LaBore, Lily Mechels, Carter Nielson, Jonah Paulson, Ashley Peters, Kyle Rippentrop, Jaylin Robinson, Ty Spieler, Levin Steever, Kaela Swenson, Savannah Talatzko, Briana Zingler B—Cole Benning, Megan Lefers, Layne Lunstra, Kassaday Summers, Luke VanMeeteren, Meghan Waggoner 4th-Mrs. Poppe A—Peyton Eich, Kaylene Ford, Konnor Gayle, Mara Hinker, Matthew Kruse, Logan Nelson, Tyler Plank, Katelyn P l u c k e r, M a d e l y n R e z a c , Ashlynn Rust, Logan Schwery, Mason Temme, Kayleigh Thill, Emma Wildeboer, Zachary Zirpel B—Dawson Anderson, Jenaka DeCou, Kaylee JohnsonBoyles, Cade Noland, Lily Sterner, Brandon Sweeter, Brentan West, Austin Wyant

5th-Ms. Howes A—Portia Bird, Destiney Blackford, Hattie Breck, Hannah Denning, Cooper Dixon, Rianna Fillipi, Bailey Gillihan, Starr Hall, Isabel Ihnen, Tori Kuper, Madeline Loewe, Mason Miller, Kaleb Smit B—Korben Buum, Madisyn Grim, Dustin Hopf, Eli Olson, Hailey Spoonemore, Casidy Wright 5th-Mr. Pinker A—Gracie Bowers, William Bryant, Grace Dulka, Brook Geiken, Abigail Kribell, Matthew Kruid, Haden Mendel, Emma Smidt, Rylee Stoebner, Madysen Vlastuin B—Levi Andernacht, Jace B r i d g e s , C a i t l y n G e o rg e , Mickenzie Jibben, LilyBeth Maddox, Caleb Metcalf, Victoria Niezwaag, Aiden Zimmer 5th-Mr. Purdy A—Kierra Abbas, Joshua Arlt, Elliott Cinco, Kaleb Johnson, Kaylee Munson, Gavin

Smit, Riley Williams B—Trevor Brown, Adrianna Carlson, Paige Fischer, Tanner Gassman, Jazlyn Gayken, Kenyah Geiken, Josette Haugse, Jessica Mai, Quincy Naatjes, Benjamin Zarr

Worthing Elementary 4th-Mrs. Wager A—Blake Gibney, Thomas Lane, Alexis Medenwald, Andy Meyer, Madison Palmer, Gavin Sanculi, Grace Schroeder, Tori VanderWaerdt B—Aidyn Baloun, Asia Bindert, Avari Hill, Hanna Kirschenman, Morgan McDannel, Brandon Otte, Brooke Otte, AJ Paweltzki 5th-Mrs. Pixler A—Brandon Andrews, Will Daugherty, Austin Metivier, Naomi Reiss, Josie Stucky, Katie Vest B—Samantha Bach, Koby Jackson, Connor Jelsma, Chase Styles

NOTICES LINCOLN COUNTY NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF THE LINCOLN COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Notice is hereby given that the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will meet with the Lincoln County Department Heads for a Strategic Planning Session on November 20, 2012. The meeting will take place at 9:00 a.m., at the Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota located at 4500 W. 69th Street, Sioux Falls, SD. Dated this 23rd day of October 2012. Paula Feucht, Auditor Published twice at the total approximate cost of $11.12. (11-8, 15)

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PERRY TOWNSHIP OF LINCOLN COUNTY IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A MAINTAINER OPERATOR. Please send letter of interest to Clerk of Perry Township, 46472 274th ST, Lennox, South Dakota 57030.

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AUCTION LARGE NATIVE AMERICAN collection of prints, pictures, plates and decorative items for sale at in-doors Two-Ring Auction, Carpenter Auction Center, Lake Benton, MN, Saturday, Nov. 10, 9:30 a.m. Pickups, boat, firearms, antiques, furniture, household, miscellaneous. www.carpenterauction.com. EMPLOYMENT KTC CONSTRUCTION SEEKS EMPLOYEES, both part-time and full-time. Excellent pay/benefits! Underground plumbing, digging, trenching, operating equipment. Willing to train. Submit resumes to rodb@kennebectelephone. com. Questions, call 605-869-2220. SALES AGRONOMIST/PRECISION AG position at Howard Farmers Coop, Howard SD. Sales experience, knowledge of Ag chemicals and precision Ag/VRT is preferred. Call Colby 605-772-5543. FOR SALE AKC black and yellow lab puppies, male and female, ready to go Nov. 14, good hunting parents, dew claws removed, $250.00. Ringneck Roost, Gregory. Ph: (605) 835-9629. NOW IS THE chance to buy a well established & successful business in the State Capitol of S.D. The Longbranch is for SALE (serious inquires only). Call Russell Spaid 605-280-1067. LOG HOMES DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-5302672, Craig Connell, 605-264-5650, www. goldeneagleloghomes.com. NOTICES ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the SD Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! Call this newspaper or 800-6583697 for details. OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY DRIVERS: $1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS. New Pay Program! *Earn up to 50 cpm *Home Weekly *2500+ miles, 95% no-tarp. Must be Canadian eligible (888) 691-5705. $1500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS! EXP. OTR Drivers, TBI, 33¢/34¢, $375 mo., health ins., credit, 03¢ safety bonus, Call Joe for details, 800.456.1024, joe@tbitruck.com.

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THE LENNOX INDEPENDENT | PAGE 12 | NOVEMBER 8, 2012

LHS volleyball team ends season at Districts

Alison Ziegler and Brianna Johnson were awarded the Sara J “Play with Heart” award given in honor of late Sara Javers.

Lady O’s hold awards night The Lennox High School fastpitch girls softball team had their fall awards night on Sunday, Nov. 4. A special award added in honor of the late Sara Javers, the Sara J “Play with Heart” award, was given to both a varsity player and junior varsity player. “We wanted to commemorate Sara’s attitude and how she played with heart,” said Pam Plimpton. Sara died Oct. 12 following a three year battle with appendix cancer. She was a member of the 2003 Lady O’s State Championship team. Earning the award for the JV was Alison Ziegler and for the varsity was Brianna Johnson. The two received a certificate that read “For recognition of your love of the game. Your determination and positive attitude on and off the field. Always a team player. Always working hard for the improvement of the Lady O softball program.” Additional awards were given out. The following are the Junior Varsity awards: Participation certificates— Grace Kidd, Emma Mechels, Tatum Musser, Katie Daugherty, Miranda Hall, Sydney Mechels, Haley Mendel, Alison Ziegler, Taylor Dubbelde, Hailey Hagedorn, Naylah Johnson, Allison Lefers, Alanna Ragle Top 3 runs scored—Sydney Mechels (14), Alison Ziegler and Allison Lefers (10) and Hailey Hagedorn, Miranda Hall, Alanna Ragle (9 each)

“Charlie Hustle” award— Taylor Dubbelde JV Most improved—a tie shared by Katie Daugherty and Allison Lefers Offensive CO-MVP’s – Miranda Hall and Alison Ziegler Defensive MVP – Sydney Mechels Varsity awards were also given out, the include the following: Participation certificates — Katie Daugherty, Miranda Hall, Alison Ziegler, Hailey Hagedorn, Naylah Johnson and Alanna Ragle Letter winners —Abbie Strasser, Mahli Strasser, Brianna Johnson, Ellie Klock, Josie Eli, Samantha Hladky, Samantha Holtz, Jena Jorgensen, Brittany Kayl, Hannah Kidd, Tori Petersen, and Student Managers Jacob Ziegler and Tyler Johnson Batting average awards – Sam Hladky .306 Top three runs scored—Jena Jorgensen (10), Brianna Johnson and Mahli Strasser (9) and Hannah Kidd (8) Top three players for RBI— Jena Jorgensen (11), Ellie Klock and Hannah Kidd (8) and Sam Hladky (6) Defensive fielding percentage – Josie Eli .913 Offensive MVP – Jena Jorgensen Defensive MVP – Abbie Strasser All-Tournament team—Hannah Kidd and Jena Jorgensen All-Tournament honorable mention—Mahli Strasser and Katie Daugherty.

On Tuesday, Oct. 30 the Lennox High School volleyball team hosted Canton in their final regular season game of the season. Lennox came out strong in the first game but fell 22-25. They lost the second 14-25 and third 18-25, to drop the match. For Lennox, Mikayla Fjerstad had two aces and three set assists in the match. Katy Johnson had 20 digs and Megan Stewart had 11. Leading Lennox in kills was Kayla Johnston who had four against the C-Hawks. Taylor Anderson provided three. Amber Kost had two set assists and Jessica Herrboldt finished with one block and one ace. Lennox entered District action on Thursday, Nov. 1 pitted against top seeded Tea Area. Lennox came out firing, giving the Titans their all. The first game came right down to the wire with Tea edging Lennox for the 25-23 win. Tea went on to win the next two games 25-14 and 25-15 to advance, ending the Orioles’ season. For Lennox, Anderson had seven kills and five blocks.

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Above: Taylor Anderson hits it over the net in the Orioles’ match-up against Canton last Tuesday night.

At far right: Jessica Herrboldt and Taylor Wentz block the ball in the first round of District 7A action at Tea. The Orioles fell to Tea Area, ending their season. The Titans fell to Harrisburg in the District Championship game Nov. 2.

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Johnston finished with four kills in the match. Johnson had 11 digs and Stewart provided ten digs and three aces. McKenzie Kjose had nine set assists and two aces and Kost had two set assists. Herrboldt provided six blocks.

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