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TEA WEEKLYY FRIDAY

One Dollar

JUNE 8, 2012

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VOL. 3, NO. 23

Local Junior Achievement volunteer earns leadership award Tea Mayor receives Junior Achievement’s Elite Award for empowering students to own their economic success Junior Achievement of South Dakota announced that John Lawler, McGreevy & Associates, has been chosen to receive the organization’s award for volunteerism, the Bronze Leadership Award. The purpose of the Bronze Leadership Award is to recognize Junior Achievement volunteers who have performed outstanding service at all levels

within the organization. JA volunteers play a key role in bringing Junior Achievement to life. By sharing their personal and professional experiences and skills with students, volunteers help students make the connection between what they learn in school and what they will need to succeed in work and life. “John is a wonderful example of how one person can make a big difference in the lives of young people,” said Kayla Eitreim, president of Junior Achievement of South Dakota. Lawler has been on the Junior Achievement of Tea board for the past five years. He has taught JA programs in various grade levels and was instrumental in establishing Junior Achievement of Tea in 2008. “The local business community has been ex-

tremely supportive of Junior Achievement’s goal of inspiring local students to succeed in the global economy,” said Eitreim. “John Lawler is a great example of that spirit of generosity. In a very real way, John helps JA students develop financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness skills, contribute to the community and participate in the revitalization of the economy.” For information on how you can get involved and become a Junior Achievement volunteer, please contact Felan Ritze, Operations Director at (605) 336-7318.

Mayor John Lawler has been on the Junior Achievement of Tea board for the past five years.

Candidates from Tea come out on top in primary election Primary election results are in and the candidates from Tea came out on top to ensure themselves a place on the ballot in November. State Senator District 6 candidate Ernie Otten beat out opponent Gene Abdallah, 772 to 538 in the Republican Primary election held on Tuesday. Otten was the victor in every voter precinct. Otten will now face Democratic candidate Dick Gors in November. Gors is also from Tea. On the State Representative side, the Republicans from Tea again came out on top. Isaac Latterell was the top vote getter with 808 votes, followed by Herman Otten with 609. Both candidates will be on the November ballot, facing Democrats Joseph Weis, who is also from Tea, and Michael Jauron, from Sioux Falls. Losing the Republican primary District 6 Representative vote was June Nusz, of Harrisburg, who garnered 494 votes and Jason Long, of Sioux Falls, who received 380 votes. Other results of note in Lincoln County was the race for the Republican States Attorney candidate. Incumbent Tom Wollman beat out challenger Scott Carlson by a vote of 2050 to 983. For Republican County Coroner, John Anderson, of Canton, defeated Gale Horan, of Harrisburg, by a vote of 1682 to 491. Statewide, the Presidential Delegates and Alternates for Republican Mitt Romney easily won. On the Democratic side, Matt Varilek handily won the opportunity to face Kristi Noem in the November election for United States Representative. For full Lincoln County election results go to www. lincolncountysd.org. For statewide results go to http:// electionresults.sd.gov/.

This little pilot was flying high at the Mighty Thomas Carnival during last year’s Teapot Days.

Plans brewing for 15th Annual Teapot Days

Plans are nearly finalized for the 15th Annual Teapot Days festivities. The three-day long event will be held from Thursday, June 14 through Saturday, June 16. The kick-off to the weekend is the crowning of Ma and Pa Teapot. The nominees this year are Ray and Sandy Cheney and Ron and Connie Seim. Complete biographies of the nominees can be found on page 16 of this week’s Tea Weekly. Community members can still cast their votes at Sunshine Foods or Pizza Ranch. The crowning will be held at the Tea Community Hall, located at 200 W. Maple St. at 7 p.m. Ed Westberg will provide musical entertainment. Also beginning on Thursday evening is the Mighty Thomas Carnival. This family favorite will be held from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. on Brian St. next to the park. Advance wristbands are available for sale at City Hall and Sunshine Foods. It is $15 per wristband for

unlimited rides for one five-hour session. The sessions run from Thursday, 5 p.m.- 10 p.m. and Friday or Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. or 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Individual tickets will also be on sale at the carnival for $1 a ticket. The cost is around three to six tickets per ride. Friday, June 15, a free car and motorcycle show will be held on Main St. Registration for the show will begin at 5 p.m. and the car show will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Concessions and a beer garden will be available during the show. Immediately following the car show, Nice Shot Band will be playing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. outside the Tea Steak House. It is $2 to enter. Also on Friday, the Tea Fire Department will be hosting a tractor and truck pull. Details regarding this event can be found on page 5 of this week’s Tea Weekly. ■ TEAPOT DAYS, page 2

New Soccer Club sets future goals

Above: Cierra Stueven competes as a member of a Tempo team.

“We are here to provide soccer — when it's right for your family,” stated Tempo Soccer Club President Rob Hoffman. A local soccer enthusiast, Hoffman formed the club just last winter. Hoffman wanted to ensure that local children had an opportunity to participate in both competitive and developmental soccer programs, at an affordable rate. Hoffman gathered a board of nine to draft a philosophy and mission statement. The mission statement is concise. “It is the mission of Tempo Soccer Club to provide the opportunity to play soccer in a system that fosters growth at all levels. We shall conduct this in a positive environment that is honorable, purposeful, and devoted while maintaining a focus on the enjoyment of the game.”

From January to March, Tempo focused on their indoor training facility, located at 350 E. 1st St. The facility serves the club well, providing a heated space, covered with field turf, for children to train and play. When sign-up for the first Spring season was underway in March, Hoffman hoped to see 150 kids on the list. Instead, a surprising 320 children were ready to hit the field. The Spring season ran from April to mid-May. Children played their games on the 17.5 acres of land Tempo is currently leasing northeast of the high school, and west of the HighPointe Townhomes. Although it was only the club’s first season, it was remarkably successful. “Our 4-8 year old program was outstanding... We have many nationally

certified coaches, and they were able to provide a high level of soccer for the kids,” Hoffman added. Of those nationally certified coaches, all serve on a volunteer basis. Riccardo Tarabelsi is the Director of Coaching for Tempo. After playing college soccer, Tarabelsi became a soccer coach and earned 2009 Boys Coach of the Year from the Sioux Falls Soccer Association. Tarabelsi now coaches several of the teams for Tempo, as well. Despite the high level of training children receive, Tempo has been able to keep their costs low. Other area soccer clubs charge between $600-$700 for comparative play, while Tempo ranges from $45 to $75, depending on the program. ■ TEMPO SOCCER, page 2


NEWS AND INFO

TEA WEEKLY | PAGE 2 | JUNE 8, 2012

Council considers extending lease on elevator property

Plans for Teapot Days ■ TEAPOT DAYS, from page 1

Tea children, ages 3-11, will also be able to enjoy a free Kids Pedal Pull at the Tea City Park. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and pulling will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday is the most jampacked day of all with something for everyone! The fun will begin bright and early with a Tea Park and Rec 5k Fun Run. Registration and check in for the race is held from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., with the race beginning at 8 a.m. at the corner of Main and Brian St. It is $20 to register. To view the route and get more information visit www.teaparkandrec. com. After racing, or simply watching the runners, all are encouraged to visit the Tea Community Hall for a pancake breakfast. The breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and free will donations are accepted. During this time, tickets will be sold for the denim quilt raffle. More details regarding the raffle, and a photo of the quilt, is available on page 5 of this week’s Tea Weekly. The parade, one of Teapot Days’ main attractions, will begin at 10 a.m. Registration and line up will be held at the Tea Area High School from 8 to 9:45 a.m. The parade will start at the high school, travel east on Brian St., north on Cole Ave., east on St. Nicholas, south on Main St., west on Charish St. and finish by heading north on Cole Ave. Also at 10 a.m., the Lions Club will begin check in for their Teapot Day Display at the Tea Community Hall. The display will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Community members are asked to bring in their own unique teapots for display and compete to prizes. Judging will be held at 2 p.m. The Tea Community Hall will also serve as host to a Pie and Ice Cream Social. This all day event begins at noon and will last until the treats run out. After enjoying an ice cream treat, head over to the Tea Pool to

enjoy free swimming from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Near the pool, at Tea City Park, a food fair will be held all day, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The beer garden will be open from noon to 10:30 p.m. Vendors will also be available in the park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Throughout the day, everyone can enjoy free music in the park as well. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Neon and the Noble Gases will play and the Andy Gibson band will play from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Also at Tea City Park, near the basketball court, a Bean Bag Tournament will be held at 1 p.m. Two-person teams must check in from 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. It is $30 per team, and all teams must register by June 13. Applications are available online at www.teasd.com. Proceeds will benefit TAPPS. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, however no outside coolers will be permitted. During the afternoon hours, the Northern Plains Boxer Rescue Poker Run will be held. More details about this event can be found on page 15 of this week's Tea Weekly. Also during the afternoon, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cowpie Bingo will be played at a location TBD. It is $5 a square and tickets are available at Tea Realty or by contacting a Fire Department member. For the evening meal, the Tea Lions Club will be hosting a pork feed from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Tea Community Hall. To wrap up the weekend’s events, a fireworks display will begin at 10:30 p.m. at Tea City Park. Around that same time, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Sky Bar will be hosting a street dance for people ages 18 and up on the corner of Main St. and 2nd St. It is $5 to enter and patrons will enjoy the Sound Still Band and Saul Band. A full page schedule of Teapot Days events is featured on page 9 of this week’s Tea Weekly.

BY ERICA GASPAR TEA WEEKLY REPORTER

Monday, June 4, the Tea City Council held the first of two monthly meetings. After approving the agenda, the Council unanimously approved the application for a temporary malt beverage license for lots 8-12, block 11 and Baker Tract 2, lots 8, 9, and 10, (Tea City Park) for Tea Pot Days on June 16. The Council also approved the renewal of malt beverage licenses for the Tea Pizza Ranch, Wood Ridge Casino, Get N Go and Cubby’s. Mark Reinders, franchise manager at Mid American Energy, spoke about renewing the franchise for natural gas with the City. The existing license expires in July and takes about two months to renew. The proposed duration for the new agreement is 25 years. The next step in the renewal process is to hold two public hearings; the first to be held at the Council’s June 18 meeting, the second at the July 2 meeting. District 6 State Representative Candidate June Nusz at-

tended the meeting and shared her political viewpoints with the Council. Nusz said that Tea is a “hot spot for growth” and is doing “an excellent job” of maintaining an identity separate from Sioux Falls. District 6 State Senate Candidate Gene Abdallah also attended the meeting and spoke to the Council about his campaign to return to the State Senate. He stated simply: “I run on my record; what I have done and what I intend to do.” Next, the Council approved the May 21 minutes and June warrants. The Council then discussed Phase 3 of the Athletic Complex. Mayor John Lawler met with Jon Jacobson from Confluence to discuss the ongoing plans for the Athletic Complex. Lawler would like to see a permanent bathroom and concession facility in place at the Complex. Discussion regarding this project is ongoing. The Farmers Co-op is requesting to extend their lease on the elevator property, if the City has no immediate need for the property. The Co-op would like

to lease the property from Aug. of this year to Sept. of 2013. The Council had no concerns with the request and is considering extending the lease indefinitely. The Council could then give the Co-op a six-month notice if they no longer want to lease the land. The Council approved payment to Double H Paving, Inc., in the amount of $251,876.32 for the 2012 Overlay Project for Brian St. and First St. The Council also discussed a reimbursement request from Friessen Construction. Due to the wet weather conditions during the HWY 111 project, Friessen was directed to dry the existing material from the 24'' sanitary sewer trench. They used an adjacent property owner’s land to complete this work. At the completion of the project, Friessen was obligated to restore vegetation to the property and is requesting $9023.43 to offset their incurred costs. An update on this issue will be provided at the next City Council meeting. Discussion of the 2011 Annual Report was tabled; it will be discussed at next week’s

Tea Area School Board to meet June 11 The Tea Area School Board will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, June 11, at 7 p.m. at the Tea Area District Education Center, located at 131 N. Poplar Avenue. Items on the agenda include: 1. Call to Order; 2. Pledge of Allegiance; 3. Approval of Agenda; 4. Consent Agenda, a. Approval of Minutes, b. Acknowledge Receipt of Financials, c. A p proval of Bills; 5. Interested Parties; 6. Old Business, a. Long Range Planning, b. Second Reading of Section “K” & “L” Policy Changes; 7. New Business, a. Approval of Open Enrollments, b. Approval of Resignations, c.

Approval of New Hires, d. SDHSAA Ballot, e. Surplus Lights, f. Finance Resolution, g. Health Insurance Approval, h. Student Handbooks, i. Other New Business; 8. Administrative Report; 9. Board Committee Reports; 10. Executive Session (Legal, Personnel, Negotiations); 11. Library Support Services Position; 12. Approval of Negotiated Agreement; 13. Classified Handbook; 14. Classified Staff Pay; 15. Support Service Salary; 16. Administrative Salary; 17. Adjourn Items on the agenda are subject to change.

meeting. The Council is requesting that all attendees of Tea Pot Days leave their coolers and outside beverages at home. There will be a beer garden available in the park. Under Committee Reports, Police Chief Brian Ketterhagen discussed purchasing speed signs that can be attached to poles to monitor drivers’ speeds. They can be moved easily to different intersections. Originally, Ketterhagen was researching speed trailers, but determined this would be a better option for the City. Ketterhagen is currently working on a grant to help fund the signs and will update the Council at the next meeting. Tea Economic Development Director, Jenni White, informed the Council that Mary Lee's Bakery and Daylight Donuts will be under new management. Tea resident, Aaron Spaan, will begin work at the bakery soon, and may change the name to Flyboy Donuts. The meeting adjourned at 8:47 p.m. The next meeting will be June 18 at 7 p.m.

Tea Police Log 5/28/12—14:00 Traffic Speeding Warning, Brian and 469; 14:40 Traffic Other Citations, 469/271; 17:05 Nuisance, N. Poplar; 21:30 Animal, N. Main; 22:50 Disturbance, Hagemeyer; 18:55 Traffice/ Speed/Warning, 272/469; 19:50 Traffic/Stop Sign/Warning, 4th/ Poplar; 5/29/12—9:15 Disturbance, N. James; 9:30 Animal, 2nd/Mary; 12:20 Theft, Get N Go; 22:05 Traffic/Other/Warning, 469/272; 5/30/12 — 3:00 Public Assist, City Wide; 16:40 Suspicious, Morgan Lane Village; 13:30 Burglary, E. Ryan Dr.; 13:30 Burglary, E. Ryan Dr.; 18:10 Animal, 469/272; 5/31/12—18:52 Alcohol, Ryan; 6/1/12—3:06 Agency Assist, Redwood Ave.; 7:12 Traffic,

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OPINION

TEA WEEKLY | PAGE 3 | JUNE 8, 2012

Quiet times, every now and then, in my ‘Krazy Life’ Tea Weekly celebrates two years in the community

Separating Church and State: Part 1, the Persecuted Faithful

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his column is the first in a two-part series. Earlier this year, the South Dakota Supreme Court found itself stuck in the middle of a religious dispute. Two factions of a Hutterite colony disagreed about their community’s direction and could not resolve their differences. The dispute resulted in two Supreme Court opinions, the most recent of which is called Wipf v. Hutterville Hutterian Bretheren, Inc., 2012 S.D. 4. * * * I don’t pretend to know much about the Hutterite tradition. Thus, in order to do justice to a column about a Hutterite colony, I ambitiously checked out nine books from the library and skimmed about half of them at home. What I learned is that there is an awful lot to learn. I also won’t pretend that I can learn everything that needs to learned from a book. However, I will share what I found because it provides a magnificent background to the recent Supreme Court cases. What appears here today in this column is just a brief snapshot of the wealth of information out there. * * * Hutterites have a magnificent culture and religion with a long, proud history. Its followers have endured five centuries as permanent outsiders: persecuted, different, and seeking safety. The history of the Hutterites begins in Switzerland, at around the same time that a Catholic priest named Martin Luther began to question the Catholic Church in Wittenburg, Germany. It was the dawn of the Reformation: a time of religious questioning throughout Europe, where conventional wisdom was being tested in many ways. One group in particular questioned the practice of infant baptism, suggesting instead that it should be reserved for adults, upon a confession of

their faith. Its adherents were called Anabaptists. The name is a misnomer, which comes from the Greek word meaning “rebaptizers.” Early followers were “re-baptized” as symbolic of moving beyond their infant baptism, but its followers are generally baptized only once, as adults. The idea began to evolve and spread throughout southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and northern Italy. One feature shared in common by all Anabaptists was relentless persecution of their faithful. Followers of this brand of Christianity were considered heretics. An estimated 4,000 were martyred for their beliefs. As a result, the movement grew relatively slowly and almost entirely out of sight, in order to escape the disapproving eyes of the government and nosy neighbors. In addition, the movement evolved with very little centralized control (such as bishops). This resulted in a fragmented diversity of local practice and belief among the Anabaptists. Eventually, out of this potpourri would come the modern day Mennonites, Amish, and Hutterites. (And some historians also argue that the early Baptist religion was influenced by the Anabaptist movement.) In response to relentless persecution, many began seeking safety in friendlier parts of the world. A sizeable stream of immigrants headed to a promised land called Moravia. Moravia is a part of the modern-day Czech Republic, located near the line dividing Poland from Germany. At the time, Moravia was a very rich agricultural region that was missing one key ingredient: farmers. In response to this need, the government of Moravia opened its doors to all comers. It was so hungry for settlers that it refused to turn anyone away based on religious differences. ■ LESS LEGALESE, page 10

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thought about giving up this gig. But, I keep writing for two reasons: One, I am humbled by those who’ve told me they look forward to reading the column each week. I mean really? My life is not all that interesting. Sure, my kids provide some pretty entertaining material at times… but don’t they all? And yes, I do hop up on the soapbox from time to time. But, really? Hey – if you’ll keep reading, I guess the least I can do is keep writing! And two, this column has become a cross between some much-needed therapy and a chronicle of our “krazy” lives – something I will one day proudly share with each of my children. They certainly deserve an organized booklet of these articles. I’m a little nervous about “gifting” them with my writings though. Something tells me they will be less than impressed about columns regarding my ill-fated potty training efforts with them or the column that detailed the three-ring circus that broke out when all three of them had the flu at the same time.

My life is pretty normal. At least, that’s what faithful readers tell me. They assure me they see themselves and their own lives in my writing. That – my friends, is SO rewarding since that has been my true intention with every written word. They tell me almost everything I have struggled with in terms of parenting, they too have or soon will struggle with. For that, I am thankful. Not that you’re struggling too, but that when I am admitted to the psychiatric ward, I might have some company!! Thanks for reading. Think of it this way – subscribing to the paper costs a lot less money than hiring a therapist! Quiet time is over. The kids are home! P.S. The mystery is solved! I guess it’s no surprise that neither Thad nor I remember buying the tent we’ll take out on our family camping adventure. That’s because we didn’t buy it. My mom read last week’s article and reminded us that they purchased the tent for us as a gift for Christmas. So, she was the one who knew we would need a tent large enough for a family of five!

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do not know how many trials” and you should find everyof you have ever taken a thing you need. The second thing biking vacation or have is how you will be traveling. If ever had the desire to in by car you will more than likely the future, but if you have the de- need a bike rack. There are roof sire to so sometime mounts, trailer then this article is for hitch mounts and you. There is a lot one could use a more that goes into small trailer. The planning a biking one you choose trip than one might will be deterthink at first glance. mined by the There are some very number of bikes important things to you would like consider that are to travel with and only relevant to this the cost is always kind of trip. That an issue. One that said certain things locks is a must. are the same no matIf you are Pedal & Paddle ter what kind of trip traveling by air Ed Hoffman you are taking. you will need to The first thing is pick up a bike to pick a destination traveling case. and there are many good ones. These cases are designed to proThe internet is a great source for tect your bike from the all of ruff finding the best trails in any state. handling it is sure to get. Some Just Google the state you would people I know have gone to the like to ride in and the words “bike bike store and gotten an old box,

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but they usually don’t work that well in my book. Often your bike doesn’t fit right and sometimes the pieces are not secured and can move around. Then there is the support kit you will need to put together. Extra tubes, patches, a whole new tire (never know when you might stick a knife into it), Allen wrenches, a small pump, and small screw drive and pliers are not bad to have along. Mine kit has wire ties, chain lube and more, but then I have ridden long enough to know that the one thing I will need I did not bring. A good water bottle or Camel Pack for water is another must. You can never drink to much water when riding especially in the summer heat. Your muscles need the hydration. Along with water an assortment of energy bars are always nice to have and will help you maintain that energy level you need. Once we have our equipment in order it is time to address

our wardrobe. This can be tuff depending on where you are going. A good example is riding the Mickelson Trail in the Black Hills. If you are riding early in the morning a light jacket is often called for, yet by noon it is short sleeves and a sweat band. In one day of riding the Mickelson I have changed clothing configurations four or five times. So really think about where you will be riding and pack accordingly. A nice pair of padded bike shorts and a riding jersey although not mandatory will surely make your ride more pleasant. Oh and do not forget your helmet. So we have our bikes, we have our support kit and we have our wardrobe. I guess the only thing left to pack is our energy. Plan your rides so you can take some breaks along the way. Take some time to enjoy the scenery and the people you will meet along the way. Plan your ride to fit your abilities. Just enjoy.

immense amount of sugar in these products. I’m not trying to pick on Red Bull it’s just that it is one of the more popular. In an 8 ounce can of Red Bull there is 27 grams of sugar. In an 8 ounce serving of Rockstar there is 31 grams of sugar, however it comes in a 16 ounce can so if you drink the whole can you’re getting 62 grams of sugar. These sugar totals are off the charts. If you’re trying to lose weight and are drinking an energy drink prior to working out, you have to work out just to burn off all the calories you just drank. That high dose of sugar also puts a lot of stress on your pancreas to pump out insulin and lower your blood sugar, which if you’re already overweight and insulin resistant can contribute to you becoming diabetic. A study from the University of Miami just was released in which they reviewed the literature on energy drinks and their impact on children and found 121 references to energy drinks. What they found is that many children and

young adults have tried energy drinks and consume them heavily. 51% of college students regularly consumed one or more energy drink per month with a majority drinking them several times a week. The study also states that energy drinks are unregulated in the U.S. and there are reports from officials in Germany, Ireland, and New Zealand that associate cases of liver damage, kidney failure, seizures, confusion, and heart arrhythmias with excess intake of energy drinks. My advice to you is to avoid all types of energy drinks. Keep caffeinated beverages away from your children, and only allow yourself the occasional cup of coffee. By making a simple change and avoiding the excess caffeine, sugars, and herbal supplements that are associated with energy drinks, you can improve how healthy you and your children are. Should you have any questions please feel free to email me at chrislane_dc@yahoo.com

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ver the past few be beneficial to you, however months I’ve been it’s the overuse that can cause surprised about how problems. Excess caffeine can often I see adults cause an increase in blood presand even worse children going sure, especially for those already into a gas station and coming back with high blood pressure. In with a Red Bull or Monster energy some cases caffeine can trigger drink. These drinks are beginning potentially dangerous changes to take up a larger space in the in heart rhythm, especially when cooler at your local gas station mixing with alcohol since alcohol and the use of energy also makes your drinks continues to heart beat faster. grow and at times Some studies do seems to replace that associate high inmorning cup of coftake of caffeine fee for a little energy with dehydration, boost from all the cafalthough there are feine in them. These other studies that energy drinks also don’t associate the seem to be replacing two. Also excess the normal sour mix intake of caffeine or tonic as the mixer can impair calciof choice at bars. On um absorption and top of the caffeine, Just for the Health of it bone mineralizathe energy drinks also tion in young adoChris Lane contain sugars and lescents. Some herbal supplements energy drinks to help to boost your energy. have up to 3 times the caffeine What we’re going to take a look of cola. An 8 ounce glass of Red at is whether you or your children Bull has 80 mg of caffeine, while should be consuming these energy drip coffee has 100 mg, and Speed drinks and some possible side ef- Stack which is a product from a fects of chronic use. body building company has 250 When looking at energy drinks mg. The problem with Speed the first thing we’ll look at is the Stack and some others is that they amount of caffeine in them. As also contain natural stimulants with any other caffeinated drink, like guarana, which contains the caffeine in energy drinks can synephrine, an alternative to make you irritable, restless, and ephedrine. As we all remember nervous. On top of that exces- ephedra is a controversial topic sive caffeine intake has been as- especially with it being banned sociated with headaches, tremors, in 2004. nausea, and insomnia. Caffeine The next thing to be concerned when taken in moderation can about with energy drinks is the

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his series of talk to someone who comments columns began in on the column and says he or October 2006 as a she reads is every time. means of keeping I live in Lennox; I have the Tea Area Historical Society never lived in Tea, so how did I in the news. I started writing get involved in this venture? In about displays in the 1999 when museum. After a year Luella or so I had written DeJong put all I knew for then. I a notice need to go back to the in the Tea museum, look around, paper askand write more. ing people I then wrote about to come to events and objects a meeting from my past startto start a ing with what I historical remembered from my society, early childhood and I figured eventually moving to someone the 1970s and 1980s. had to repMuseum Matters resent the I tell people I write about old things: Hoffmans Verlyss Jacobson items, ideas, events, and the places, and sometimes Bakkers, people. When I am in hurry my mother’s ancestors who or have many tasks on hand, were pioneers near Tea. The I consider discontinuing the Bakkers arrived in 1882 and column. Invariably I will soon the Hoffmans in 1875.

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My mother, Dorothy Hoffman, was raised in Tea in the now-grey house across the street north of Cubby’s. My father, Edward Jacobson, was raised on a farm four miles southwest of Tea. He moved to a Jacobson farm southeast of Tea in 1934. My parents married in 1938 and they lived there till 1945 when I was nearly six years old. When I was ten years old, I knew nearly everyone in Tea. We attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Tea. By June of 2002 our fledgling historical society had published the over-400-page “Time for Tea”. Many people worked hundreds of hours writing histories of organizations, churches, schools, families, individuals, and general memories. Hundreds of photos enhance the book. The book is still available. The city owns the museum and adjoining social hall. The

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he Historical Society began doing the Ma and Pa TeaPot celebration in 2004, although the first Ma and Pa Teapot were George Snyder and Margaret Hoffman chosen in 1997. This is Ernie and Barb Otten riding in Ernie’s restored pick up. They were the first ones chosen under the direction of the Historical Society. The new Ma and Pa Teapot will be crowned on Thursday night, June 14, at 7 p.m.. Two reminders: have you voted for Ma and Pa TeaPot at either Sunshine or Pizza Ranch? Also, have you marked your calendar to enjoy an evening of entertainment at the Community Center on Thursday eve? The Historical Society also invite you to the pancake breakfast on Saturday morning June 16 and to buy chances on two denim quilts to be given away. The cost of tickets are $1 for 1 or 6 for $5.00

THANK YOU We would like to thank everyone who expressed sympathy with memorials, flowers and kind words as we experienced the loss of our mother, Frances Hilbrands. A special thank you to Pastor DeHoogh for his visits to the hospital and hospice; and for officiating at her service.

historical society has collected hundreds of items for the museum. We have done a good job of displaying and a fairly good job of labeling. We need to work on a cataloging system. As you read this, the society is preparing for its part in Teapot Days. We plan and carry out the selection of Pa and Ma Teapot, the crowning and program on Thursday June 14, and our pancake breakfast beginning Saturday morning at 7 a.m. Join us, as both events will be in the social hall adjacent to the museum. The museum will be open. Every Tuesday afternoon a group of senior citizens plays cards at 1 p.m. Come to play cards or to visit the museum. The historical society meets the second Thursday of each month except January and February. Watch for times in the paper. Join us anytime for a visit.

Thank you to Joel and Jay Klusmann who definitely made planning and carrying out the final arrangements so easy for us. We, also, thank the musicians for their parts in the service. And thanks to the ladies of Faith Pres. Church for serving the lunch. Coryel and Enno Otten

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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.

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH 46954 272nd Street, Tea Rev. Rick Schuurmans Church: 368-2258 Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. We have lunch and fellowship together between the morning and afternoon services each Sunday. Wednesday: Prayer meeting, 6:30 p.m.

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Frances Hilbrands dies at age 91 SCSU announces Services were held at Faith Presbyterian Church, Lennox on Thursday, May 31 for Frances Hilbrands, 91 of Tea, who died Sunday, May 27, 2012 at the Avera Doughtery Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Officiating during the service was the Rev. Eugene DeHoogh. Organist was Judy Fett. Soloist was David Friese who was accompanied by Darlene Friese. Pallbearers were Mike Smith, John Ganschow, Don Baker, Donnie Coffee, Terry Luden, and Jonnie Coffee. Interment was in the Lennox Cemetery, Lennox. Frances Ludens was born on July 15, 1920 on a farm near Hurley, SD, the daughter of Jake and Katie (Smith) Ludens. She attended rural school, Lennox High School and then graduated from Nettleton Business School. On July 19, 1938 she was united in marriage to Ed Hilbrands in Sioux Falls. Following their marriage they farmed near Lennox and then moved to Sioux Falls for eight years. In 1953 they moved to Tea. Frances was employed finishing woodwork and then was postmistress at the post office in Tea for several years. She continued to live in her own home in Tea until April of 2012 when she became a

Dean’s List

St. Cloud State University has announced the names of 1,439 students whose academic achievement placed them on the spring semester dean’s list. To be eligible for the honor, students must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Among them was Whitney Roe, College of Liberal Arts, Sociology, of Tea.

Mount Marty College announces dean’s list resident of the Lennox Good Samaritan Center. Frances was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in Lennox. She was a avid Twins baseball fan. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Ed (Egge) Hilbrands on April 7, 1994. Grateful for having shared her life are her daughter and son-inlaw: Coryel and Enno (Bummy) Otten of Tea; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Juanita and Robert Nesseim of Tea; special nephew and niece: Lloyd and Irene Luden of Tea; other relatives & friends.

Tea Fire Department to host Tractor Pull The Tea Fire Department will be holding a Tractor and Truck pull on Friday, June 15th. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. and the competition will start at 6:30 p.m. To pre-register for this event, call Sandra Hybertson at (605)360-0396 or register the day of the event, before 6:00 p.m. There will be several classes of vehicles in the competition including Tractor: Stock, Open Farm, Pro Farm and Super Farm, as well as Pickup: Stock, Super Stock, Modified, Pro-Modified and Super Modified. To participate it

is $30 for one pull, or 2 for $55. There can only be two pulls per vehicle. Competitors should enter on 468th Ave., west of the school. Spectators can park in the Tea High School Parking lot. To attend, it is $9 for 12 yearolds and older, 5-11 year-olds are $5 and 4 year-olds and under are free. There will be concessions, beer, and beverages on site. No coolers are allowed. Spectators are also asked to bring lawn chairs. For any questions, contact Derek at (712)-541-0518.

Mount Marty recently released their Spring 2012 Mount Marty College Dean’s List. Area student Kirsten Grassa was named on the list.

Library to hold book sale The Tea Community Library will be holding a book sale on Friday, June 8th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All softcover books are $0.25. All hardcover books are $0.75. All books must go.

BHSU releases dean’s list The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester. A total of 689 students maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above while taking at least 12 credit hours to be named on the list this semester. Among them was Craig Atkins of Tea.

Services held for Kathryn Fett Visitation was held Sunday, June 3 for Kathryn Fett, 92, of Lennox, who died on June 1, 2012 at Bethany Lutheran Nursing Home in Sioux Falls. Family committal services were held Monday, June 4 at the Pleasant View Cemetery, Harrisburg, SD. Honorary Pallbearer was Zach Lowe. Pallbearers were Alain Ross, Bill Lowe, John Gaard, Brian Fett, Justin Willi, and Dustin Thoms. Kathryn Butenschoen was born on August 23, 1919 on a farm near Harrisburg, the daughter of Arthur, Sr. and Hulda (Broughton) Butenschoen. On October 6, 1943 she married Frederick Fett in Sioux Falls. For several years the couple farmed in the Tea-Harrisburg area. In 1951 they moved to their farm near Lennox. Her husband died on August 16, 2005. She continued to live on the farm. For the past 15 months she was under the loving care of her doctor and the staff at Bethany Lutheran Nursing Home in Sioux Falls. Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband; her mother in 1949; her father in 1969; two

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brothers: Arthur Butenschoen, Jr. in 1989 and Leo Butenschoen in 2002; two sisters: Fern in infancy and Marian Bledsoe on May 15, 2012. Survivors include one daughter: Elva (David) Gaard of Harrisburg; two sons: Paul (Bonnie) of Colville, WA, Edward (Lois) of Lennox; four grandchildren: Alain (Reggie) Ross, Bill (Marjet) Lowe, John Gaard and Brian Fett; great-grandson, Zach Lowe; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Katie Butenschoen, Sioux Falls, Charles Bledsoe, Sioux Falls and LeRoy and Doris Fett, Lennox.

The Tea Area Historical Society will raffle two denim quilts during Teapot Days. One is shown here. Each is 54 x 75 inches--just right for a dorm bed or for covering up on the couch to watch TV this winter. Tickets are for sale now at $1 each or six (6) for $5 from society members. The best times to buy tickets will be at the crowning of Pa and Ma Teapot and program on June 14 at the social hall next to the museum and during the

pancake breakfast at the same place on Saturday June 16. The drawing will be held shortly after the breakfast. Proceeds from the raffle go to the historical society which has several projects. They recently purchased new light fixtures for the museum and protective paper and plastic sleeves for preserving old newspapers the museum has accumulated. A current project is new steps and ramp for entry into the museum.

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Fri., June 8, 2012 — 6:00pm Sat., June 9, 2012 — 6:00pm Location: Downtown Sioux Falls Admission: Free About: Enjoy the sounds of live outdoor music at various downtown locations from 6:00 - 8:00pm.

IN THE VINEYARD ✔ EVENING Event Dates:

Fri. June 8, 2012 — 6:00pm Location: Wilde Prairie Winery, 48052 259th St. Brandon, SD Admission: Free, $6 wine tasting About: Enjoy an “Evening in the Vineyard” and winery, relax and listen to live music. Purchase a gourmet pizza by Stepping Stone Pizza, bring a lounge chair or blanket and please No pets and No outside alcohol.

PLAINS BALLOON RACE ✔ GREAT Event Dates:

Sat., June 9, 2012 — 6:00am & 6:30pm Location: Kenny Anderson Park, 3rd and Bahnson in Sioux Falls Admission: Free About: The sky will fill with balloons as more than 30 hot air balloons take flight (weather permitting). Once again the very popular “Walk-in Balloon” will be inflated so that people can walk around in the inside of an actual hot air balloon.

MOVIES ✔ MOONLIGHT Event Dates:

Sat., June 9, 2012 — 9:15pm Location: Fawick Park, 10th St. & 2nd Ave. Admission: Free About: This family movie will begin at dusk. Bring your favorite chair or blanket and sit back and enjoy the show. Refreshments will be sold during the movies. We ask that you do not bring coolers or pets and no alcohol is allowed in the city park.

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young woman who unexpectedly falls in love with her doctor. Marley Corbett (Kate Hudson) is young, beautiful, and wildly funny, but she’s afraid of opening herself up to true love and commitment. Though she uses her humor to prevent matters from getting serious, a life-changing visit to her doctor sends both of them on an eye-opening adventure of mutual discovery, leading to revelations neither thought possible. Release Date: June 12, 2012 Rating: R

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“We’ve had several parents comment that the level of developmental training we provide is better than anything they have seen...One of our goals is to provide a high level of education at a little cost,” commented Board treasurer Bob Lundin. Hoffman also pointed out that the flexibility of their club sets them apart. Hoffman keeps the line of communication open at all times, informing parents of tournament options and club happenings. “Parents have said transparency is

so very much appreciated within this organization,” Hoffman said. Parents are able to pick and choose which tournaments they want to send their children to and are encouraged to communicate any issues at any time. Moving forward, Tempo has big plans to continue to grow in the community. Their first major goal is finding a permanent outdoor facility to train and play their games. A soccer field is 2.2 acres, and the club would like to find land that is between 14-20 acres. Their second goal is to find a new indoor training facility. This summer will be busy for

Tempo. Summer Training will be held June 4-July 13 for children ages 7-16 and will cost $30. Several weekend tournaments will be held in Yankton, Mitchell, Norfolk and Brookings. Tempo is also partnering with several area colleges to host camps during the summer season. Children ages 4-6 can participate in Summer league play for $35. They will play weekdays and have a 20 minute clinic and a 20 minute game. To learn more about Tempo Soccer Club and all their summer and fall happenings, visit their website at www. temposoccerclub.org.

Upcoming State Park Programs provide family fun PIERRE, S.D. - Educational and recreational programming in South Dakota’s state parks is increasing as the summer season begins. On June 9, several parks will offer programs allowing visitors to join guided hikes, fish, or just enjoy a day of family fun. Among those activities: Look what I hooked, Chief White Crane Recreation Area near Yankton, 10 a.m. CDT. Designed especially for younger visitors, enjoy games and crafts while learning basics about fish and fishing. Info: 605-668-2985 Talking in the trees, Richmond Lake Recreation Area near Aberdeen, 10 a.m. CDT. Join a short hike along the Richmond Lake hiking trail. Learn about what trees add to our environment, view different types of trees, and take part in a tree craft. Info: 605-626-3488 Kids’ fishing derby, Oakwood Lakes State Park near Bruce, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT. Kids ages 4-15 can participate in this annual fishing derby. Register at 10 a.m.

at the Welcome Center. Bring a pole; bait is provided. Prizes awarded to all participants. Info: 605-627-5441 Luce Pioneer Day, Lake Herman State Park near Madison, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. CDT. This family event features lots of hands-on activities celebrating the spirit of the pioneers. Pioneer toys, food, hands-on activities and a Dutch oven demonstration. Info: 605256-5003 Senses hike, Newton Hills State Park near Canton, 11 a.m. CDT. Are you ready to explore nature? If so, join this hike and experience nature through all of your senses. This program qualifies for the Junior Naturalist Program. Info: 605-987-2263 Fishing basics, Chief White Crane Recreation Area near Yankton, 1 p.m. CDT. Learn the basics of fishing on quiet Lake Yankton. Bring your gear, and bait will be provided. Some fishing poles will be available, and parents should accompany children. Info: 605668-2985

Family fun pioneer day and corn husk dolls, Lake Thompson Recreation Area near Lake Preston, 2-6 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn pioneer games and crafts, make butter and design a unique corn husk doll. Info: 605-847-4893 There is no cost to participate in any of the programs, although a park entrance license is required. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather and use sunscreen and insect repellant. For more information on activities in the South Dakota state parks, visit www.gfp.sd.gov, contact the individual park office, or call 605-773-3391.

Tea Area Titans Volleyball Camp will be held June 25, 26, and 27. The camp is open for athletes in grades three through 12th. The camp will be held at the Tea Area High School gym. Grades 9-12 will meet from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.; grades 6-8 will meet from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and grades 3-5 will meet from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $30 per camper and includes a t-shirt. Directing the camp will be Coach Michaela Thorstenson, Coach Nowak and Coach Deibert. Athletes need to bring athletic shoes and gym clothes. Knee pads are optional.

Titan Football Skills and Drills Camp The 2012 Titan Football Skills and Drills camp will be held June 25-27. The camp is open for athletes in grades seventh through 12th. The cost is $25 per camper and includes a pair of game socks. At the camp, athletes will be learning basic skills and drills of the Titans offense and defense for the 2012 Tea Area Football season. If an athlete is planning on playing football for the Titans this camp is critical to attend. If you can not, inform Coach Craig Clayberg as soon as possible. The camp will be held at the Tea Area football game field and practice field.

Titan Football Team Camp The Tea Area Titans team football camp will be held July 23 through July 26. The football camp is open for students in grades second through 12th. The second through sixth graders will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The seventh through 12th graders will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $45 per camper and includes a t-shirt and shorts. Second through sixth graders are asked to bring water bottle and cleats. Seventh and eighth graders are asked to bring cleats and ninth through 12th graders will need to bring all of their football gear. The coaches expect every high school player in the Tea Area program to participate in this camp. During these four days of camp, the coaches evaluate players and teach the basics of the Titans’ offense and defense. Equipment will be handed out the to the Titan football team on Wednesday, July 11 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. for the ninth through 12th graders, starting with seniors first, then juniors, and so on. Seventh and eighth graders will not wear equipment to camp.

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NEWS AND INFO

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What’s happening at Newton Hills BY: BRITTANY KRENZ

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Teapot Troopers enjoy busy months of events BY JACKI DEYOUNG

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he last three months have been busy for the club. In March Alan Lambert talked to the group about hosting Japanese exchange students for 4 weeks over the summer. Two 4-H families chose to participate. The families that chose to participate are the DeYoung and Kuper families. Their students will be arriving July 22nd and will be leaving August 18th. A few Japanese students are still in need of host families. You don’t need to be a 4-H member to participate. If interested, please contact Alan Lambert at 605-366-6107 or email alanelambert@gmail.com .

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In April two families participated the Feeding South Dakota Food Program. Drew Plucker and leader Rhonda Dinnan, with her daughter Tori, helped box food that would be shipped to people in need across the state. At the May 14th meeting Madison Kunkle showed the group how to make a multiple picture frame. Taylor Kuper’s dad came to thank the group for the care packages we sent over Christmas to his troop in Afghanistan. He showed pictures of his experience. Now we are getting ready for the Japanese students to come. We are also busy getting ready for achievement days in August.

une is Great Outdoors Month in South Dakota so it’s a great time to check out the programs at Newton Hills! You do not need to be camping to take part in all of the fun and educational programs that we have available on the weekends! This coming weekend, June 8-10, is all about Grassland Giants! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn some interesting facts about the Grasslands of South Dakota and the animals that call the grasslands their home! We have a lot of fun activities planned for this weekend! The programming will kick off on Friday, June 8 with a 9 p.m. movie at the amphitheater. On Saturday morning at 11 a.m. meet me at the amphitheater where we will go on a Senses Adventure. Later that afternoon, at 1 p.m., come down to the amphitheater to learn about a few Grassland Giants. One Grassland Giant we will be learning about is the Buffalo. Save some room after lunch! At 2:30 p.m., come back down to the amphitheater to learn about making a delicious treat! To wind down from your busy day, come to the amphitheater to enjoy some popcorn and popsicles while you watch a movie starting at 9 p.m. On Sunday at 9 a.m. there will be a non-denominational worship service held at the amphitheater for all who wish to join. Terry Fluit from Canton will be leading the service.

Thank you to all my friends throughout District 6 who gave their support and votes in my campaign for State House. www.hermanottenforhouse.com Paid for by Herman Otten for District 6 House

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From the archives...

Once a month, the Tea Weekly will be looking back through old issues of the Tea Spout to discover community happenings exactly 20 and 10 years ago. All articles featured were previously printed in the Tea Spout.

10 years ago: West Central bleacher removal completed

20 years ago: Celebrating 90 Years As the city of Tea looks forward to its 90th birthday celebration on July 11th and looks to the future with the promise of new homes in the two developments up to the north, new water lines, storm sewers, a new addition to our primary school, updates on our park and ball diamonds, housing for our elderly and maybe even natural gas. Hopefully this will be done with careful planning so that - even though we are only 5 miles from Sioux Falls - we retain our unique small town flavor that can only come from knowing and caring about our neighbors and our community. Before we look to the future - let’s take a look back. Mr. Bill Haggar, owner of the 1st St. Mall, did some research about seven or eight years ago and came up with some wonderful old photos that he is sharing with us. We will be having more of the pictures in the July issue - if anyone has any background information on the pictures - we would love to share it.

In May the city of Tea placed a bid of about $2,100 in an attempt to purchase West Central’s football bleachers. In mid May the bid was accepted and a group of volunteers went to work to dismantle the bleachers and bring them home to be used in the new Tea Area School District. The bleachers seat 1000 people and consisted of about 330 18 foot 2 x 10 planks and several hundred steel sections and cross pieces. On Thursday, May 23rd about 15 people gathered at the West Central athletic field to go to work. Comments were made like “it will take a month to take these apart.” Four afternoons later, over 3000 bolts were removed and all the planks and steel sections are stored neatly in Tea awaiting the proper place to reconstruct them. It was reported that West Central will spend about $200,000 to replace the bleachers with new ones. This project was just a kick off example of what determined, committed citizens of this community can do to provide all of the materials needed for this new district and still save our money to pay our teachers and administrators to provide the optimum education for our children.

Concession stands are available for local organizations for fund raisers. Contact the Tea Park & Rec at 605-498-5194 to see what nights are available.

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament June 16th at the Tea Intermediate School Registration Form (available online) Must be turned in to Tea Park & Rec by June 11th, Cost: $75 (ages 10-12), $100 (ages 13-18)

Teapot Days 5K & Fun Run Saturday, June 16th Pre-registration must be completed by June 8th for a guaranteed shirt. Registration will also be available the morning of the race between 6:30-7:30 a.m. Please Mail Completed Form & Payment to: Tea Park and Rec, PO Box 261, TEA, SD 57064. Applications & payment may also be dropped off at Tea City Hall or in the water payment box in the parking lot after hours.

For more info.

www.teaparkandrec.com

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY AUTOMOTIVE

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FOOD/DINING

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46927 271st. #2, Tea, SD

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SERVICES

725 E. Kevin Dr., Ste 101, Tea, SD

498-5907

605-498-0331

720 E. First St., Tea, SD

376-8977 • Tea & Beresford

www.neighborhooddentalcare.com

www.UltimateDanceStudio.com

Kevin Johnson OPEN M-F 7:30 - 5:30 Sat.8-noon

Steve Carnes, Owner

Automotive & Light Truck Repair and Maintenance

605-498-5000

www.stevesautorepair.com

27168 Heritage Parkway, Tea, SD

RALPH’S REPAIR Lawnmower, snowblower, Auto Repair & More

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498-0427

Commercial • Residential Fire Alarm • Voice Data Cabling

in Lennox, 647-2261 or 1-888-736-2407

Dr. Tom Kessinger, OD Janelle Boots - Of¿ce Mgr./Optician

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Exchange Insurance Agency Serving the insurance needs of this area since 1928

Located in friendly downtown Tea at 200 S. Main

206 S. Main, Lennox 647-2853

Dr. Christopher W. Lane, 725 E. Figzel Ct., #104, Tea, SD

REAL ESTATE

605.498.5100

www.teachiropractic.com

In Town Orthodontics!

For Your Frame & Body Work Needs:

Trees & Shrubs for sale Tree Moving & Planting Available

605-351-0488 Wayne K. Larsen, Owner

26865 468th Ave., Sioux Falls AAA Refrigeration & Appliance, Inc. 39 Years in Business

PETS/ANIMALS

605-498-3200

405 E. Brian, Tea Lynda Cook, SRS, Broker/Owner

368-5805 310-6107

(Mobile)

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Gerry Goldammer, Owner

10 yrs. experience in comprehensive dentistry

TV & Headphones for each patient!

Assisted Living Make our home your home

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RETAIL Broker Associate

605-213-2000 Propane • Party Rentals Lawn & Garden Small Engine Repair

Commercial Refrigeration & Cooking Equipment Repair 24/7 Residential Appliance Repair — Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 271st St., Call 368-2810 47065 Sioux Falls

Carpet & Vinyl Outlet

Terri Lardy

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910 N. Main St., Tea • 498-4746 Dr. Melissa Brandner-Otten,

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All Types: Collision, Autobody, Painting, Glass Replacement

Printing • Signs • Banners - Vinyl Lettering -

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Call 368-2423

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SERVICES

Dr. Nick Shawd

Open 8AM-5PM weekdays and scheduled appointments Total Suspension Work Tires & Wheels • Shocks • Brakes Ball Joints • Tire Rod Ends • Struts

HEALTH/MEDICAL

605-201-4754

Broker Associate

605-359-1854

5900 S. Western Ave., Ste. 200, Sioux Falls, SD

Teaming up in Tea… TWO professionals, for the price of one!!

Open Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., 9-5 Wed. 9-7 and Sat. 9-1 In Tea, two blocks south of Get N’ Go

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Funeral Home 605-647-5163 Lennox, SD

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Mighty Thomas Carnival - 5:00 pm to Dusk Location: Brian St. next to the park Crowning of Ma & Pa Teapot - Tea Community Hall, 7:00 pm. Musical entertainment by Ed Westberg. Vote for Ma & Pa Teapot at Sunshine Foods & Pizza Ranch.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Antique Tractor & Equipment Display - Tea Community Hall, 200 W. Maple St. FREE Car & Motorcycle Show & Shine - Main St./Downtown Registration at 5 pm - Show from 6-9 pm - Free to register and to the public. Concessions available by Tea Steak House.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Antique Tractor & Equipment Display - Tea Community Hall, Pancake Breakfast - 7 to 9:30 am - Free will donations at Tea Community Hall 5k Fun Run - Registration & check in from 6:30 to 7:30 am. All participants who pre-register will receive a short sleeve T-shirt. Registration available the morning of the race, however a T-shirt is not guaranteed. Race starts at 8:00 am at the corner of Main & Brian St. $20 Registration Fee. Sponsored by Tea Park & Rec - Register online at www.teaparkandrec.com Cow Pie Bingo - Cow will be present from 2-4 pm. Location TBD. Tickets available at Tea Realty or Auxiliary members - $5 per square

The Mighty Thomas Carnival - 12:00 pm to dusk-Brian St.

3rd Annual Northern Plains Boxer Rescue - Boxers & Bikers Poker Run Registration 11 am to 1 pm at 795 E. Kevin Dr. (across from Reliabank). $20 per person, details at www.everyboxercounts.com

Tractor Pull - 6:30 pm - NEW LOCATION - Empty lot just west of the Tea Area High School. Parking located at the Tea Area High School parking lot. Adults 12 and up $9.00, Kids ages 5-11 $5.00, 4 & under is free. Pullers must register by 6:00 pm. Concessions available. Brought to you by the Tea Fire Department. Call Derek with questions, (712) 541-0518

Food Fair - 10 am to 10 pm, Tea City Park *Beer Garden Open till 10:30 pm - No outside coolers allowed. Craft/Art Fair - 10 am to 4 pm, Tea City Park

FREE Kids Tractor Pull - Registration begins at 6:30 pm - Pulling starts at 7 pm - Ages 3 to 11- Tea City Park Tea Steak House Outdoor Concert - Nice Shot Band from 9 pm to 1 am. $2.00 entry.

Advance carnival vouchers will be on sale at City Hall & Sunshine starting NOW. $15 per wristband voucher to ride unlimited rides during one of the following times: Thursday 5-10 pm, Friday 12-5 pm, Friday 5-10 pm, Saturday 12-5 pm, Saturday 5-10 pm Individual tickets will be on sale at the carnival for $1 a ticket, it takes roughly 3-6 tickets per ride. Wristband vouchers on sale at the carnival for $20 per voucher.

Parade - Starts at 10 am - Registration from 8 to 9:45 am at the Tea Area High School Parking Lot Parade Route: east on Brian St. - north on Cole Ave. - east on St. Nicholas St. south on Main St. - west on Charish Ave. - north on Cole Ave.

Lions Club Teapot Day Display - 11 am to 4 pm, Tea Community Hall Check in teapots starting at 10 am. Bring your own unique teapots for display and compete for prizes - Judging at 2 pm Youth 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at noon- Boys & Girls, Ages 10 -18. Register by June 11. Held outdoors at the Tea Area Intermediate School. Contact Jamie at jamie.tpr@iw.net, 498-5194 with questions. Go to www.teaparkandrec.com for registration forms.

The Mighty Thomas Carnival - Noon to 10 pm Bean Bag Tournament - 1 pm, Tea City Park by the basketball court, 2 person teams - $30 per team - Cash prize for winners. Must register by June 13 for guarantee placement. Registration after June 13, $40. Registration form. Proceeds benefit TAPPS. No outside coolers allowed.

Tea Museum - Open after the parade until 7 pm. Trinity Lutheran Church - Pie & Ice Cream Social - Tea Community Hall starting at noon until 7 pm Free Swimming at the Tea Pool - 1 to 5 pm Tea Lions Pork Feed - 5 to 7 pm, Tea Community Hall Free Music in the Park - Neon & the Noble Gases Band 11 am to 3 pm - Andy Gibson Band 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm - No outside coolers allowed. Fireworks - 10:30 pm at the Tea City Park - Bring lawn chairs & blankets Music entertainment and beer garden available until 10:30 pm. No outside coolers allowed. Sky Bar Street Dance — 9 pm-1 am, ages 18 & up, $5 entry Sound Still Band & Saul Band, Main St. & 2nd St./Downtown

Contact Tea City Hall 600 East 1st St., Tea, SD Phone: 498-5191

Teapot Days T-Shirts

available at City Hall, Sunshine & the park on Saturday-$10 each. Adult Sizes S-XXL

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Tea

& bring your friends!


PUBLIC NOTICES

TEA WEEKLY | PAGE 10 | JUNE 8, 2012

Unapproved minutes Tea Area School District #41-5 Board of Education May 14, 2012 Unapproved minutes of the Tea Area School District #41-5 Board of Education Regular meeting held Monday, May 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the District Education Center at 131 N. Poplar Avenue in Tea, SD. Members present: Lynn DeYoung-President; Duane Gors-Vice President; John Herr-member; Nikki Wilken-member; Jerry Schutz-Superintendent; Kathy Cleveland-Business Manager. Members excused: Kristy Baker. CALL TO ORDER: President DeYoung called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and Vice President Gors led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA: Action#040512, motion by Wilken, second by Gors to approve the agenda with the addition of 7J) Refinance resolution. All aye. CONSENT AGENDA: Action #050512, motion by Herr, second by Wilken to approve the minutes of the previous meetings correcting the April 23rd minutes because the next meeting was Tuesday May 1st at 7:00 a.m., not p.m., acknowledge receipt of financials and approve the bills presented for payment. All aye. INTERESTED PARTIES: 1) Student council representatives Tyler Panek and Marissa Martinsen shared that the middle school and high school student councils are having a rummage sale and accepting donations, new officers have been elected, a prom dress code has been developed. Tea Area has shown success on the track and field scene, a docudrama that involved numerous kids and others was presented regarding the importance of driving sober and the National Honor Society gained new members and is proud of their volunteer efforts. OLD BUSINESS: A) Mr. Deboer showed updated information regarding the Athletic Complex, discussion was held and Mrs. Cleveland was advised to proceed with Dougherty & Co. regarding issuing Capital Outlay certificates to finance the project. B) Action #060512, motion by Gors, second by Wilken to approve the second reading of policy manual section J. All aye. FOOD SERVICE: Aaron McGuire presented information regarding the results of his food service consulting; he provided recommendations for the food service department and the manager. NEW BUSINESS: A) Action #070512, motion by Herr, second by Gors to approve the open enrollment as presented. All aye. B) Action #080512, motion by Gors, second by Wilken to accept the resignations of Mike Covert as Cross Country Coach, Mary Beth Sutton as Music Teacher and Jerry Alexander as custodian. All aye. C) Action #090512, motion by Wilken, second by Herr to approve the Jamie Ihnen as the Technology Asst./Integrationist, Laura Berg as HS Math, Marissa Keahey as MS Science, Social Science, Lang. Arts/ Reading and Nicholas Berg as MS Math. All aye. D) First reading of Sections “K” and “L” of the policy manual. E) Action #100512, motion by Gors, second by Wilken for Tea Area School district to cast a vote for Brad Thorson, Brandon Valley High School for SDHSAA Division I Representative and to vote “No” on the Constitutional Amendment Proposal. All aye. F) Action #110512, motion by Gors, second by Wilken to make a motion to cast a vote for Lisa Engels, West Central for SD Retirement System Board of Trustees. G) Action #120512, motion by Gors, second by Wilken to surplus bus #8 and bus #9. All aye. H) Action #130512, motion by Herr, second by Gors to approve the amended school calendar as presented. All aye. I) Action #140512, motion by Gors, second by Wilken to amend the voting district representation areas to be five (5) at large board seats. All aye. J) Action #150512, motion by Gors, second by Wilken to approve the refinance resolution as provided by Dougherty & Company. DeYoung-yes, Gors-yes, Wilken-yes, Herr-yes. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT: A) 1 public school exemption was received. B) Discussion was held regarding the success of the Jr. Kindergarten program and requests for a change in positions. Action #160512, motion by Wilken, second by Gors to change the Program Assistant position to a Certified teaching position

and change the full time aide to a part time aide position. DeYoung-yes, Gors-yes, Wilken-yes, Herr-no. BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS: Library: nothing new to report this month. Sprouts: nothing new to report. Cornbelt Coop: The next meeting is 5/15/2012. TASK: N/A. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Action #170512, motion by Gors, second by Wilken to convene the board in to executive session for the purpose of Legal, Personnel & Negotiations at 8:37 p.m. Pres. DeYoung declared the executive session complete at 9:29 p.m. CLASSIFIED STAFF RENEWALS: Action #180512, motion by Gors, second by Wilken to approve offering continued employment to classified staff as presented. All aye. APPROVAL OF NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT: Action #190512, motion by Herr, second by Wilken to table this approval along with tabling Classified Staff Pay, Support Service salary and Administrative Salary. All aye. There being no further business to discuss Action #200512, motion by Wilken, second by Gors to adjourn the meeting at 9:29 p.m. All aye The next meeting for the Board of Education will be a special board meeting on May 21, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at the District Education Center located at 131 N. Poplar Avenue in Tea, SD. Lynn DeYoung – President ATTEST: Kathy Cleveland, Business Manager

Payroll Information-April 2012 Units: Contracts:

$ 33,635.86 $400,338.98

General Fund: SpEd Food Serv Task/Spr

$351,310.27 $ 51,158.35 $ 17,290.75 $ 14,215.47

Tea Area Schools 41-5 Board Report - For Newspaper Vendor Name Vendor Description - Amount Checking 1, Checking Account: 1, Fund: 10 GENERAL FUND A & B AUTO SPECIALISTS, 393.73; A & M LAUNDRY INC, 781.43; ACE HARDWARE, 395.22; ACHIEVE GRANTS DEVELOPMENT, 2,850.00; AMERICAN BAND ACCESSORIES, 87.20; ATKINS, ALICE, 150.00; ATS, INC, GARY PETERSON, 637.00; BERGJORD, MARLYS, 20.00; BOLTE’S SANITATION, 359.00; BROWN & SAENGER, 39.95; CARDMEMBER SERVICE, 503.25; CARROLL INSTITUTE, 250.00 C E D A R S H O R E R E S O RT, 327.80; CENTURY BUSINESS PRODUCTS, INC, 1,471.19; CITY OF TEA, 946.60; CLEVELAND, KATHY, 370.33; COATES PIANO SERVICE, 170.00; CRAIG, RUTH, 20.00; CSD, 116.00; DEBOER, BRENT, 43.53; DEJONG, LUELLA, 20.00; EAST DAKOTA EDUCATIONAL COOP, 1,000.00; EASTERN FARMERS COOPERATIVE, 8,071.33; ECO/ LINDSAY WATER CONDITIONING, 38.85; ERICKSON, RUTH, 70.00; FIRST STREET STORAGE, 55.00; GEOMOTION GROUP INC, 720.00; GILLESPIE SMALL ENGINE, 97.51; GOBLE, AMY, 150.00; GREEN EGGS AND RAM, 2,745.00; GROENEVELD, KAREN, 35.00; HANNELD, SUE, 150.00; HAUFF MID-AMERICA SPORTS, 352.85; HILLYARD, 684.42; IMPREST ACCOUNT, 4,449.35; INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING LLC, 318.01; INSTRUMENTALIST PRODUCTS CO, 76.00; INTERPRETER SERVICES, 250.00; JOHNSON, CHARLES, 121.00; JONGELING, PAUL, 30.72; JOSTENS, 88.72; JOSTENS/DAKOTA RECOGNITION, 143.20; JP CUSTOM GRAPHICS, 469.20; KNOLOGY, 1,257.79; KUPER, JERINE, 20.00; LETZE, LINDA, 60.00LUCK’S MUSIC LIBRARY, 35.36; LUND, DOUG, 1,203.50; MCCARVEL, PAUL, 25.00; MD ENGRAVING, 353.30; MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPANY, 2,390.84; MIDWEST ALARM, 336.00; NASSP, 58.50; NETA, 240.00; NOVAK SANITARY SERVICE, 292.11; OBERLE, KAREN, 150.00; OSTROOT, JULIE, 150.00; PEPPER & SONS INC, 404.47; PITNEY BOWES PURCHASE POWER, 750.00; POLAR, 25,442.00; POPPLERS, 477.78; PUSCH, STEVE, 20.00; RALPH’S REPAIR, 173.76; RAMKOTA INN BEST WESTERN, 85.99; REALLY GOOD STUFF, 249.51; SAFETYKLEEN, 78.00; SAMS CLUB District, 26.82; SCHMITT MUSIC, 157.52;

SCHOOL BUS, INC, 1,426.65 SCHOOL HEALTH CORPORATION, 61.36; SCHOOL SPECIALTY, 167.37; SDHSAA, SOUTH DAKOTA HS ACTIVITIES, 168.00; SDN COMMUNICATIONS, 122.40; SDSNA, 145.00; SF SCHOOL DISTRICT, 1,860.59; SHI INTERNATIONAL CORP, 114.30; SHRED IT, 98.64; SMITH, MAISIE, 99.94; SODBUSTERS, 110.00; SOFTWARE UNLIMITED INC, 2,895.00; SOUTH DAKOTA ONE CALL, 21.09; STAHLECKER, SARA, 20.00; STAPLES, 37.16; TAESE, 200.00; TAGGART, SARAH, 150.82; TAYLOR MUSIC, 50.88; TEA HONOR GUARD, 56.00; TIE-TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION IN EDUCATION, 1,400.00; U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, 76.00; UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, 583.00; USBOURNE BOOKS, 108.22; VS ATHLETICS, 155.68; WEIGHT, PATRICK, 150.00; WOODS,FULLER,SHULTZ & SMITH P.C, 5,093.00; WRANEK, STEPHANIE, 111.73; WRIGHT EXPRESS FLEET SERVICES, 54.28; XCEL ENERGY, 11,446.53 Fund Total: 91,490.28 Checking Account: 1; Fund: 21 CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND CENTURY BUSINESS LEASING, INC, 1,622.00; DE LAGE LANDEN, 523.72; SDN TECHNOLOGIES, 6,173.79; SIOUXLAND TRAILER SALES, 4,800.00; SORLIEN ELECTRIC, INC, 2,566.35 Fund Total: 15,685.86 Checking Account: 1, Fund: 22 SPECIAL EDUCATION FUND C A R D M E M B E R S E RV I C E , 47.70; CENTERS FOR DISABILITIES, 125.00; CENTURY BUSINESS PRODUCTS, INC, 67.62; CHILDREN’S CARE HOSPITAL AND SCHOOL, 15,743.00; CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY, 3,281.85; EASTERN FARMERS COOPERATIVE, 200.00; IMPREST ACCOUNT, 43.47; KNOLOGY, 127.00 ;SAMS CLUB District, 26.30; SF SCHOOL DISTRICT, 17.17; SOUTH DAKOTA ACHIEVE, 1,559.04; STAPLES, 12.79 Fund Total: 21,250.94 Checking Account: 1, Fund: 51 FOOD SERVICE FUND BOLTE’S SANITATION, 250.00; CHILD/ADULT NUTRITION SERVICES -, 2,275.96; DAHL, KIRK, 125.00; DEAN FOODS NC INC, 5,799.94; EARTHGRAINS BAKING CO’S INC, 1,649.40; FOOD SERVICES OF AMERICA, 1,390.12; FOUNTAIN PRAIRIE PRODUCE LLC, 72.00; IMPREST ACCOUNT, 1,820.00; INSTITUTION SERVICES INC, 283.07; PITNEY BOWES PURCHASE POWER, 250.00 PRESTO X COMPANY, 88.20; REINHART FOOD SERVICE, 10,830.73 SERVALL, TOWEL & LINEN SUPPLY, 66.56; VARIETY FOODS, 9,717.62 Fund Total: 34,618.60 Checking Account: 1, Fund: 53 OUT OF SCHOOL PROGRAM (OST) A & B BUSINESS EQUIPMENT, INC, 32.34; AT&T, 44.93; CITY OF TEA, 256.10; DACOTAH BANK, 58.30; HEARTLAND GLASS COMPANY, 102.04; KNOLOGY, 98.93; MIDAMERICAN ENERGY COMPANY, 96.55; MIDWEST ALARM, 450.00; REINHART FOOD SERVICE, 177.60; RELIABANK INSURANCE, 949.51; SAMS CLUB-TASK, 1,752.46; VERIZON WIRELESS, 50.11; XCEL ENERGY, 115.50 Fund Total: 4,184.37 C h e c k i n g A c c o u n t To t a l : 167,230.05 Published once at the approximate cost of $100.79.

Unapproved minutes Tea Area School District #41-5 Board of Education Special Meeting May 28, 2012 Unapproved minutes of the Tea Area School District #41-5 Board of Education Special meeting held Monday May 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the District Education Center at 131 N. Poplar Avenue in Tea, SD. Members present: Lynn DeYoung-President; John Herr-member; Nikki Wilken- member, and Kathy Cleveland-Business Mgr. Members excused: Duane GorsVice President and Kristy Bakermember. CALL TO ORDER: President DeYoung called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA: Action#240512, motion by Herr, second by Wilken to approve the agenda as presented. All aye. PRELIMINARY BUDGET PRESENTATION: Preliminary budgets

were presented for each fund. Each budget will be reviewed and adjusted if necessary once End of Fiscal Year numbers are finalized. HIRE SUPERINTENDENT: President DeYoung shared the resignation letter from Mrs. Lowery and Action #250512, motion by Wilken, second by Herr to accept Mrs. Jennifer Lowery’s resignation as the Intermediate Center Principal and appoint her as the interim Superintendent for the 2012-2013 school year. All aye There being no further business to discuss Action #260512, motion by Herr, second by Wilken to adjourn at 8:43 p.m. All aye. The next regularly scheduled meeting for the Board of Education will be Monday June 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the District Education Center located at 131 N. Poplar Avenue in Tea, SD. Lynn DeYoung – President ATTEST: Kathy Cleveland, Business Manager Published once at the approximate cost of $16.99.

Unapproved minutes Tea Area School District #41-5 Board of Education Special Meeting May 21, 2012 Unapproved minutes of the Tea Area School District #41-5 Board of Education Special meeting held Monday, May 21, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at the District Education Center at 131 N. Poplar Avenue in Tea, SD. Members present: Lynn DeYoungPresident; Duane Gors-Vice President; Kristy Baker-member; John Herr-member; Nikki Wilken- member, and Kathy Cleveland-Business Mgr. CALL TO ORDER: President DeYoung called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. and Vice President Gors led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag. APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA: Action#210512, motion by Herr, second by Baker to approve the agenda as presented. All aye. EXECUTIVE SESSION: Action #220512, motion by Gors, second by Baker to convene the board in to Executive session for the purpose of Personnel at 3:01 p.m. All aye. President DeYoung declared the executive session complete at 9:21 p.m. There being no further business to discuss Action #230512, motion by Herr, second by Baker to adjourn at 9:21 p.m. All aye. The next meeting for the Board of Education will be Monday May 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the District Education Center located at 131 N. Poplar Avenue in Tea, SD. Lynn DeYoung – President ATTEST: Kathy Cleveland, Business Manager Published once at the approximate cost of $13.77.

City of Tea Regular Meeting May 21, 2012 A regular meeting of the Tea City Council was held at Tea City Hall on May 21, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Mayor John Lawler called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. with the following members present: Sidney Munson, Brian Fowlds, Chuck Ortmeier, Herman Otten, Joe Weis and Todd Boots. Also present was Finance Officer Dawn Murphy, Administrative Assistant/Economic Development Director Jenni White, Police Chief Brian Ketterhagen, Utility Superintendent Thad Konrad, Planning & Zoning Administrator Kevin Nissen, City Engineer Jason Kjenstad and Fire Department President Dale Cook. AGENDA. MOTION 12-76. MOTION by Boots, seconded by Weis to approve the May 21, 2012 agenda. All members voted AYE. CUP PUBLIC HEARING. As this was the time set, Mayor Lawler opened the public hearing for a Conditional Use Permit for a group daycare at 305 W. 7th Street. The planning board recommended approval. There were no comments for or against the application. MOTION 12-77. MOTION by Otten, seconded by Ortmeier to approve the Conditional Use Permit for Crystal Glasgow to operate a group daycare at 305 W. 7th St., Lot 22, Block 11, Prairie Trails Addition. All members voted AYE. MINUTES. MOTION 12-78. MOTION by Ortmeier, seconded by

Separating Church and State: Part 1, the Persecuted Faithful ■ LESS LEGALESE, from page 3

This was quite different than the rest of Europe, nearly all of which was governed by state-sanctioned religions. In Moravia, the idea of “freedom of religion” was gaining an initial foothold. At the same time those Anabaptists began flooding into Moravia, a few groups of its followers began banding together and living communally. These groups followed the leadership and teachings of Jacob Hutter, a hat-maker born in the Italian/Austrian Alps, and who learned his trade in Prague. Followers of the Hutterite way shared three beliefs: shared ownership of all worldly goods; nonviolence; and adult baptism. All of these principals find root in the New Testament, and many religions would later adopt one or more of them. However, living communally in groups was a unique way of life, and one that none of their neighbors practiced. This feature of their religion provided structure and continuity that was missing from the Anabaptist view. And it

would help propel the religion and culture for the next five centuries. The very nature of an inward-turned community made the colonies easier targets for persecution. As the empty Moravian farmland began to fill with outsiders, the colonies of Hutterites began to feel pressure. Soon, Moravia had plenty of settlers and could again be choosy about who it wanted living there. It took the Hutterites almost three-hundred years to find a permanent place to call home…which would be on the open prairies of modern day South Dakota. Next week’s column (part 2) will follow their journey to America, and then explain the recent court cases about a local Colony. The key legal principle in both opinions is the separation of church and state, which the government of Moravia and its Hutterite colonists briefly helped pioneer, five centuries ago. * * * Daniel K. Brendtro is a trial attorney with the firm of Zimmer, Duncan & Cole, LLP, in Sioux Falls and Parker. Zoe reaches the five-month mark this week and is already asking for a cell phone.

Fowlds to approve the May 7, 2012 minutes. All members voted AYE. TRAFFIC ISSUES. Mike Hofer was present to voice his concerns over the speeding and stop sign violations at the corner of 4th Street and Poplar Ave. There was a lengthy discussion on possible solutions. The police department has been trying to patrol the area more and will continue to do so. Chief Ketterhagen is also applying for a grant to purchase a speed trailer. SKY BAR DANCE. Justin from Sky Bar was present again to update the council on the proposed location of their Tea Pot Day dance. The neighbor to the east of the building is against the dance. There was a lengthy discussion on where the band should be located. MOTION 12-79. MOTION by Boots, seconded by Weis to allow the dance on 2nd St. with the band set up just west of the alley drive way with the band facing west. Access must remain open to the alley. Members Otten, Munson, Weis, Boots and Ortmeier voted AYE. Member Fowlds voted No. Motion carried. ENGINEERING. The overlay project will be completed May 22. Traffic counts have been completed at 1st St. and 468th Ave. and at 271st St. and 468th Ave. ZONING. There will be a joint City Council and Planning and Zoning Meeting on June 18 th at 6:00 p.m. There is an issue the bike path at the park. Apparently a portion of the path was constructed and a light was placed on private property on the north side. It was the consensus of

the council to see if the owner would be willing to swap some land to correct the situation. POOL STAFF. MOTION 12-80. MOTION by Otten, seconded by Boots to accept Alicia Karn’s resignation as cashier and hire Megan Ganschow and Allison Grave as cashiers at $8.00 per hour. All members voted AYE. MOTION 12-81. MOTION by Fowlds, seconded by Weis to adjust Leah Howes wage to $10.25 per hour as a fill in pool employee. All members voted AYE. MOTION 12-82. MOTION by Fowlds, seconded by Weis change the following pool employee’s wages: Chase Baker, Head Lifeguard, $11.00 per hour and Maggie Aldrich, Lifeguard, $8.75 per hour. All members voted COMMITTEE REPORTS. There will be ribbon cutting at Picker’s Choice and at A & A Coins at noon on May 23rd. There continues to be problems at the park restroom with vandalism. A cost estimate was received from Prestige Sound and Electronics to put in video monitoring equipment for $828.92. It was the consensus of the council to go ahead and have the equipment installed. Fire Department President introduced Wayne Ables as the new treasurer for the fire department. MOTION 12-83. MOTION by Weis, seconded by Fowlds to adjourn at 8:43 p.m. All members voted AYE. John M. Lawler, Mayor ATTEST: Dawn R. Murphy, Finance Officer Published once at the approximate cost of $37.50.

TEA AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT 41-5 REPORT OF CASH TRANSACTIONS FOR APRIL 2012

GENERAL FUND Balance on 3-31-12 RECEIPTS LOCAL SOURCES TAXES CO-CURRICULAR SALES/FUND RAISING RENTALS OTHER SOURCES TUITION CONTRIBUTNS/DONATNS INVESTMENT EARNINGS GROSS RECEIPTS TAXES BONDS/CAPITAL OUTLAY CERTS MEDICAID ADMINISTRATION/MEDICAID COUNTY SOURCES APPORTIONMENT SCHOOL & PUBLIC LANDS STATE SOURCES STATE AIDE BANK FRANCHISE TAX EXTR COST FUND STATE APPORTIONMENT OTHER - GRANTS, ETC. ARRA-ED. JOBS FUNDING FEDERAL SOURCES GRANTS IN AIDE FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT TRANSFERS/CORRECTION

CAPITAL OUTLAY

SPECIAL EDUCATION

INTERMEDIATE BOND REDEMPTION

BOND REDEMPTION

PENSION

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$250,439.42

$72,079.79

$265,893.40

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$

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$145,060.11

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127.64

$

32,819.70

$

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$

57,729.04

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TEA CITY-WIDE RUMMAGES! FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JUNE 8 & 9 31. 301 W. St Nicholas, Tea: Friday & Saturday, Kids clothes galore! Boys 6 month-24 months. Girls size 8 to size 12. Good quality & priced to sell! Crib, Princess TV & DVD player, baby/twin/queen bedding sets, miscellaneous household items. 32. 135 N Rose Ave, Tea: 50-cent sale! Fri. June 8 from 12-8, Sat, June 9 from 8-3. All items 50-cents unless otherwise marked! Infant boys clothing 0-24 months, baby swing, jogging stroller, misc baby items, toys, children’s books, Little People toys, games, women’s clothing size L-1X, art and craft supplies, teacher items, household misc, DVDs, refrigerator, compost bin, and more! Find great deals at 135 N Rose Ave, Tea. (right off of 1st street, across from old intermediate school) 33. 805 Jesse Ct , Tea: baby toys, girl/boy toddler clothes/shoes, metal day bed, wood futon frame (no screws), glider rocker, glass top table, electronics, household goods, bridesmaid dresses 34. 900 Cathy Dr., Tea: Friday, 1-8pm; Saturday, 8am-2pm; lots of kids’ clothes, toys, books, adult clothes and much more. 35. 820 Jesse Court, Tea. Baby Boy clothes 0 – 3T, Tons of baby stuff, bouncers, bumbo seat, car seats, toys, tube (for tubing behind boat), some kitchen utensils great for camping, desk, bookcase, coffee table, some Avon, tons of miscellaneous – everything CHEAP. 36. 930 E. Kevin Dr., Tea: Fri. 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Girls 2T-4T, boys 8-16, stroller, toys, Avon collectibles, household, bunk bed (double/single), boys bike, scrapbooking, items priced to sell! 37. 405 W. 6th St., Tea: Thurs. 5:30 p.m. - ?, Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Big screen Sony, bunk bed, loveseat, washer/dryer, dining room set, home décor, designer clothing, Barbies, older Matchbox cars, girls clothing 10-12, entertainment center, desk. 38. 2315 Ivy Circle, Tea: Sat. only 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Golf accessories, golf clubs, outdoor items, electronics, misc. items. 39. 225 W. Charish St., Tea: Thurs. June 7, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Fri. June 8, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat. June 9, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Girls & boys, men’s & women’s clothing, dishes, dresser/ bed, pickup toolbox, lamps, microwave & LOTS of treasures! 40. Tea Community Library Book Sale. Friday, June 8th, 10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. only; All soft cover books are $0.25 and hard cover books are $0.75. All books must go. 41. 411 Charish St., Tea: Thurs.-Sat. 8 a.m. - ? Huge Multi-Family Rummage: Loveseat & chair, microwave & cart, TVs, recliner, end tables, lamps, dishes, home décor, bedding, bathroom décor, camping equipment, sport equipment, women’s clothing sizes 12-16, women’s shoes size 10, teen boy’s clothing & shoes, Tea Titans shirts, baby equipment & clothes, steel & plastic dog kennels, electric weed eater, vaporizer, air cleaner, swing set, humidifier, space heater, coolers, luggage, bikes, toys and much more!

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42. 300 Lisa Circle, Tea: Thursday 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday all day; Clothing size 10 new, Harley Davidson Collection shadow box, 1990, Hoveround, gun cabinet and dolls. 43. 700 N. Atkins Dr., Tea: Friday 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Antiques, loveseat, kitchen items, dishes, towels, golf clubs, jewelry, scrapbook items, books, movies, lots of misc.

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17. 505 W. 5th St., Tea: Moving Sale: oak dining room table & chairs, Beanie Babies, misc., lots of household items; 3 bicycles, many kitchen items, electrical, some never used, antiques. 18. 315 W 5th St., Tea: Thursday, noon-7pm; Friday, 8am-7pm; Lawn mowers, office chair, smoker, brake assist (new), coffee table, lamp, king comforter, bedding, antique dishes, xmas items, women’s sz 10-16, men’s sz L-XL, decorating items, misc. household. 19. 905 N Spencer, Tea: kids toys, boys clothes, household, outdoor toys, dresser, bikes, golf set, shoes, Kirby vacuum. 20. 2320 Ivy Circle, Tea: Friday & Saturday; snowblower, oak TV cabinet, futon, adult & children’s bicycles, children’s & baby clothes, all in excellent condition. 21. 125 W. Brian St., Tea: Friday, 2pm-7pm; Sat. 9am-2pm; glider rocker, mixer, Dodge topper, freezer, girls clothes 0-2T, ladder, end table, maternity clothes, teen girl shirts-S and misc. items. 22. 1014 N Main Ave., Tea: Double jogger stroller, baby clothes, maternity clothes, Compass stroller, women’s 2X, purses, car seats, porta-crib, fry pan, light fixture, ceiling fan w/light, portable generator, tools, frames, home theater receiver, 5 disc changer. 23. 27294 Sequoia Ave., Blue Spruce Addition, Tea: HUGE multifamily rummage! LOTS of baby/ children’s times, large selection of furniture, 3 wheeler, 4 wheeler & snowmobile! Everything priced to sell! 24. 424 West 3rd St., Tea: Thursday, 6pm-9pm; Friday, 8am-?; lots of household misc., baby girl clothes, women’s clothing and shoes. 25. 405 5th St., Tea: Thursday, 5:309pm, Friday 8am-8pm, June 7 & 8, Patio furniture, rocker/recliner, craftsman belt sander, delta wood band saw, 10 ft. free standing umbrella, mounted deer heads, lots of house decor, Christmas decor, women’s clothing, and lots of other things that need a new home! 26. 2315 N Devon Ave., Tea: June 8th, 8am-7pm; June 9, 8am-noon; Multi-family sale - kid’s toys, kid’s clothes, household items. 27. 420 Evertt St., Tea: Televisions, karaoke machines, snowboard, roller blades, bikes, boom box, furniture, home décor, sporting goods, lawn chairs, jewelry, books, etc. 28. 310 E 1st St., Tea: Friday June 8th 5pm to 7pm and Saturday June 9th from 9am to 3pm. Tempo Soccer Club to host 1st annual garage sale. Over 100 families participating. Sale to be held at the indoor training facility. 29. 46982 273 St., Tea: Friday, June 8th 8-6 and Saturday, June 9th 8-1; Moving Sale — 1997 Ski doo jet ski with 2004 Shorelander trailer, women’s plus size clothing, baby clothes NB-2T, indoor and outdoor toys, table chairs, and a lot of household misc. 30. 114 East 1st, Tea: Antiques & Coins! Rummage in front of AMA Antiques & Coins.

1. 501 S Main Ave.,Tea: June 8th9th, 8am - 7pm. Many Red Hat items, 2 microwaves, white 30” wooden blind, new; many misc. items. 2. 130 Ceylon, Tea: Thursday, June 7, 3-9pm, Friday June 8, 9am-9pm and Saturday, June 9, 9am-noon; Teapots, camping/boyscout/fishing items (backpacks/mess kits/cot/canteen/rods & reels), antiques, games, jewelry, books, food processor, wall decor, clothes, shoes, small tv, trombone, xmas decor, desk, stereo, stereo cabinet, & lots of miscellaneous. 3. 325 Lisa Circle, Tea: Thursday, 5pm, all day Friday-Saturday; lots of kids clothes, boys and girls. 4. 525 E Jesse Ct., Tea: June 8: 1-8pm, June 9: 8am-4pm; Furniture, toddler beds, lots of kids toys, kids clothes, 3T-14; household items, kids bedding, jewelry, sports equipment, shoes. 5. 725 Fox Court, Tea: treadmill, multi-family, lots of kids clothes, something for everyone. 6. 431 S Main Ave., Tea: Thursday, June 7, noon to 6pm, Friday 8am6pm, Saturday, 8am-4pm, everything 1/2 price after noon on Saturday; Huge multi-family yard sale: clothes, kitchenware, linens, home decor, tools, toys, much more. Cash only. No early sales. 7. 401 Ivy Rd. Tea: June 7 & June 8, Multifamily rummage, adult clothing, baby items, something for everyone. 8. 2330 Ivy Circle, Tea: Microwave, dining room table & chairs, 4 barstools, 3 big decorative mirrors, rocker & recliner set, other misc. 9. 46787 Valerie Place, Tea: Multifamily, boys baby to toddler clothing, toys, books, dishes, knick-knacks, radial arm saw, power tools, army fatigues, boots size 12, and much more. 10. 5209 S Galway, SW Sioux Falls: Fri-Sat 9am-8pm; Multi-family, teens, women, boys 0-12 months clothing, Icon motorcycle jacket and gloves, toys, knick-knacks. 11. 2310 & 2320 N. Ivy Road, Tea: open Wednesday through Saturday; Wooden computer desk, Fisher Price tryk, baby items, toys, new wedding dress, recliner, Dirt Devil, Terry Redlin limited edition, boys clothes, books, holiday items, household items, push mower, china dishes, college fridge, camper jacks, massage chair, gas weed eater and much more. 12. 410 W. 6th St., Tea: Leather couch, loveseat; upholstered couch, loveseat; assorted kitchen items, juicer, kid’s toys, books, three floor lamps, bathroom sink, faucet, ceiling fan light kit, tools, misc. 13. 313 N Carla, Tea: Friday, Saturday rummage. 14. 215 S Mary, Tea: Saturday only, 8am-5pm: Tools galore, desks, mechanical and yard tools, boat, dune buggy, couch, tires and wheels. 15. 515 Jesse Ct, Tea: Great prices. Boys 0-3T, Girls 0-24mo, 2 cribs and bedding, toys, baby swing, baby bouncers, jumper, freezer chest, misc. 16. TAHS Commons, Tea: June 8, 8am-4pm, proceeds to benefit MS/ HS Student Council.

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SOUTH DAKOTA STATEWIDE CLASSIFIEDS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONALS Needed For Custom Modular Home Builder to Sell and Build in Your Area using Our System. Call Lonnie for details: 1-800-759-2782. NEED MONEY TO PAY off bills or just for summer fun?? Sell Avon! Work from home. Earn 40% on your first 4 orders. 1-877-454-9658. CONTRACT SALESPERSONS sell aerial photography of farms, commission basis, $7,000-$10,000/month. Proven product and earnings, Travel required. More info at msphotosd.com or call 605-882-3566. EDUCATION MEDICAL OFFICE TRAINEES NEEDED! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant at SC Training! No experience needed! Job placement after online training! HS diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! 1-888-926-7884. EMPLOYMENT CIYY ADMINISTRATOR - Harrisburg,SD: BA Degree required; Salary up to $80,000.00 - Job Description available at www.harrisburgsd.gov . Submit resume to contact@harrisburgsd.gov . Deadline to apply is 06/22/12. CUSTER REGIONAL SENIOR CARE, Custer Regional Hospital and Custer Clinic are accepting applications for dedicated, caring staff to join our team. We have full and part time RN, LPN and Aide positions available. We offer excellent benefits and competitive wages. For more information please call 605-673-2229 ext. 110 or log onto www. regionalhealth.com to apply. EEOC/AA. THE ASSOCIATED SCHOOL BOARDS of South Dakota is seeking an energetic, talented individual to serve as the Director of Communications. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Experience working with school boards, media contacts, publishing and webpages are preferred. Closing date June 15, 2012. Application info is available at www. asbsd.org/jobs. THE CITY OF FREEMAN is taking applications for a full-time Police Chief. Contact Freeman City Hall, ATTN City Administrator Dennis Nelsen, P.O. Box 178, Freeman, SD 57029 or call 605-9257127. Position open until filled. EXPERIENCED CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION Field Supervisor needed. Based out of Dell Rapids, SD. Excellent pay and benefits. Call Buskerud Construction at 605-428-5483. Equal Opportunity Employer. FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE/ CUSTODIAN~Alexander Public School - Maintain building and grounds, cleaning, minor building repairs, general painting, basic plumbing and electrical, and lawn care. Salary $18 per hour, $5460 benefit. Successful applicants must pass a background check. Submit a letter of application and resume to: Mike Klabo, PO Box 66, Alexander, ND 58831, or call (701) 828-3334. 7-12 TECHNICAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR, Alexander Public School Teach vocational subjects. Specific areas: Welding, Carpentry, Automotive, Diesel, or Agriculture. Please send an application letter, resume and transcripts to: Mike Klabo, PO Box 66, Alexander, ND 58831, ND Teaching License, Housing available, Competitive wages. COUNTY HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT - Huron, SD. Job description available at www.beadle.sdcounties.org. Deadline to apply is 6-15-12. Submit resume with salary expectations to auditor@beadlesd.org. SEEKING BUSINESS MANAGER for McLaughlin School Disctrict #15-2. Send resume and application (available at www.mclaughlin.k12.sd.us) to Keith McVay, PO Box 880, McLaughlin, SD 57642. Open until filled. THE SISSETON SCHOOL DISTRICT has an opening for an Activities Director. Job description can be obtained by contacting the business office. Send a LOA, resume and credentials to Dr. Stephen Schulte at 516 8th Ave. West, Sisseton, SD 57262. Closed: 6/15/12. EOE. WANTED: SERVICE TECHNICIANS at a stable dealership with three locations in South Dakota and four locations in Nebraska. Excellent benefit package. A/C service departments. Wages DOE. For locations and phone numbers check our website: www.grossenburg.com. SEEKING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for the United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton. For information and application go to www.yanktonunitedway.org. OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY DRIVERS - $1000 SIGN-ON BONUS. *HOME WEEKLY *Must be Canadian eligible. *2500+ miles weekly *$0.42 for all Canadian miles *$50 border crossing pay *95% no tarp (888) 691-5705. ADVERTISE YOUR DRIVER jobs in 130 S.D. newspapers for only $150. Your 25word classified ad will reach more than 700,000 readers. Call Cherie Jensen at the S.D. Newspaper Association, 1-800658-3697 or your local newspaper for more information.

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“When I got home, to hear that voicemail that I was officially invited to the MLB Draft, I honestly had tears coming from my eyes.” — Outfielder Courtney Hawkins of Carroll High School in Texas on his invitation to attend the major league draft.

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“I think it needs to be the four best teams in the country. I don’t think it needs to be the conference champions because in our league we might have four of the best teams in the country.” — Florida coach Will Muschamp on the proposed four-team playoff for college football

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Listen, we played terrific. I told them, we played extremely hard. I thought we played with great heart tonight, but I didn’t think we played smart all the time. And there’s things we can absolutely fix, and we’ll do that. We’ll be ready for Friday.” — Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers after his club dropped a 115-111, overtime decision to the Heat giving the Heat a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals

Turn Back the Clock June 2, 1996 Swedish golfer Annika Sorenstam defended her title at the U.S. Women’s Open, the second major win of her career. She carded an -8 272 for a six-stroke win at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

“The scheme they’ve got set for us, it’s pretty deadly. Only we can stop ourselves.” — Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley on the Packers’ offense “In the 4 years I played for her, Pat Summitt taught me more about life than ball. That’s the difference between a good coach and a legend. I’ll never forget freshman year when Pat gave me the birds and the bees talk... lol. ‘Anosike...if you give him the milk he aint gon want the cow!’ - Pat Summitt” — Former Tennessee center Nicky Anosike via Twitter on the legendary coach Pat Summitt

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“When she decided, that wasn’t too long ago, but we had to come up with the exact role of what she would do. There were a lot of discussions with a lot of people. Mom and I both know Holly (Warlick) will do a wonderful job (as Tennessee’s new coach). The biggest thing is Mom wanted to mentor the players off the court, because she believes succeeding in life is ultimately more important than the success on the court, and she felt this was what was best for the program.” — Pat Summitt’s son, Tyler Summitt, on his mother’s retirement . “It’s unbelievable. It’s crazy. It blows your mind. And the really crazy part is that it’s not like he’s really into it. He’s not pushing it. It’s not like his PR machine is trying to do this; it’s just that people gravitate toward him because he is such a good guy. He’s a great guy and they should gravitate to him. It’s a polarizing deal for a lot of people, but he’s not the one pushing it that way.” — New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez on the attention around new teammate Tim Tebow

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82—Points the San Antonio Spurs scored in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals in a loss to Oklahoma City. Only once this season had the Spurs been held to fewer points. That was in a loss at Minnesota in January. 20—Consecutive games won by the San Antonio Spurs, including 10 in the postseason prior to losing Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. 24—RBIs by the Angels’ Albert Pujols in May. He drove in just four runs in April. 51—Hits in May by San Francisco outfielder Melky Cabrera, who batted .429 for the month. It must be a good time to be named Cabrera. Miguel of the Tigers led the American League with 41 hits. 0—Hits in 25 at-bats by Minnesota’s Danny Valencia. 21—Wins in May by the Miami Marlins, the most in the majors. 10—Teams in the AL East and NL East over .500 at the end of May. All five teams in each division ended the first two months with winning records.

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June 4, 1972 It was a day of little offense in Major League Baseball. There were a record eight shutouts, five in the American League and three in the National League. The Oakland A’s blanked the Baltimore Orioles in both games of a doubleheader by 2-0 in both games. Two Hall of Famers threw complete game shutouts — Catfish Hunter won the first game against the Orioles, and Bob Gibson whitewashed the Dodgers. Three other hurlers — Houston’s Don Wilson, Detroit’s Tom Timmermann and Boston’s John Curtis — pitched complete game shutouts as well. As a side note, three other teams scored just one run.

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June 5, 1993 In Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, Charles Barkley of the Phoenix Suns scored 44 points and grabbed 24 rebounds as the Suns disposed of the Seattle SuperSonics, 123-100 to advance to the NBA Finals.

June 6, 1984 In another classic battle between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals, the Celtics took 111 shots in a 129-125 overtime win in Game 4. The win evened the series at two games apiece. Larry Bird of Boston had 29 points, 21 rebounds and was a perfect 10-for-10 from the line. Magic Johnson of the Lakers had a triple-double, scoring 20 points with 11 boards and 17 assists.

June 7, 1985 With a blistering -15 273, Nancy Lopez dusted the field at the LPGA Championship, winning by eight strokes. It was the third major title of her career.

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Putting old shoes to good use Lincoln County Sheriff’s Log Did you finish your spring cleaning? Don’t know what to do with all of those shoes that are just too nice to throw away? The Faith In Action committee from Trinity Lutheran church is seeking any used shoes to donate to the Soles4Souls project. T h i s year Soles4Souls has set an ambitious goal: to process one million pairs of shoes at their Village Northwest Unlimited location. So, they thought they would give shoe donors some insight as to what happens to the shoes donated to the program. Upon receipt of your shoes they are processed and graded by the people they serve. To process them they need to be paired and banded together. Singles are placed into a separate box for future shipment. Paired shoes are then graded and placed into large shipping boxes. Grading is by “New”, “High Grade Used” and “Other” — meaning shoes like winter boots or lower grade used shoes. After a box is full, it is taped and placed into a storage trailer. When the storage trailer is full, Soles4Souls sends a semi truck to offload the shoes for shipment to their main distribution center in Roanoke, Alabama. From there new and high grade used shoes are immediately earmarked for distribution in the United States or abroad. Currently, Soles4Souls has distributed shoes in 125 countries. Lower grade used shoes are sorted and packed for distribution, and some are provided to micro-enterprise

programs in developing countries such as Haiti, Tanzania and Honduras. The microenterprise participants clean and recondition the shoes to sell locally, thus providing both a rare employment opportunity to impoverished people who would like to start their own shoe businesses but lack the capital to do so, and an affordable source of shoes for the impoverished l o c a l population. One of the rewarding attributes about the micro-enterprise program is that is provides a hand-up to individuals instead of a hand-out and makes someone self-sufficient. Shoes in very poor condition are unfit for the micro-enterprise programs and are sent to recyclers in Pakistan who salvage the usable materials from the shoes. Donated shoes to VNU also provide the people we serve with valuable work opportunities and give them the dignity of having a job and the reward of earning a paycheck. So, check in your closet, invite your company, school or church to host a shoe drive and help them meet their goal of processing one million pairs of shoes in 2012! The Faith in Action committee will be placing donation boxes in area businesses including Tea Sunshine, Valley Exchange Bank-Tea, Reliabank, Service First Credit Union, My Tea Tots, My Tea Tots Too and Tea Tots. The drive will be held Monday, June 25. If you have any questions about the drive, call Margaret Larsen at 368-2978.

05/21/12 01:02 Animal Call Perry and Southeastern, 13:16 Motorist Assist I-29 and mm67, 16:03 Burglary/Break In Cliff Ave., 19:45 Suspicion Third St., 17:28 Littering 273rd St., Tea, 17:37 Vandalism Maple St., 21:47 Non-Injury Accident 288th and 482nd, 22:19 Suspicious Vehicle(s) 290th and 482nd, 10:16 Animal Call Walnut St., 12:47 Motorist Assist Hwy 18 and Industrial, 13:36 Wellbeing Check Cliff Ave. 05/22/12 17:02 Narcotics and Drugs Cottonwood Dr., 17:09 Non-Injury Accident 270th and Sundowner, 18:05 Animal Call 271st St., Tea, 21:01 Non-Injury Accident 269th and Hwy 11, 10:01 Non-Injury Accident I-29 and mm64, 11:45 Animal Call 464th Ave., Tea, 14:33 Injury Accident 276th and Hwy 115, 14:46 Injury Accident Hwy 18 and Hwy 17, 18:20 Ambulance Call 465th Ave., Tea, 19:46 Wellbeing Check Cypress Ave., 21:03 Fraud/Forgery/Counterfeit 480th Ave., Harrisburg 05/23/12 01:30 Motorist Assist Hwy 18 and Hwy 11, 17:33 Injury Accident 57th and Hwy 11, 20:51 Wellbeing Check Cliff Ave., 07:10 Traffic Complaint Hwy 18 and 473rd, 07:41 NonInjury Accident 271st St., Tea, 09:20 Theft Monte St., 13:19 Non-Injury Accident 4th and Harris, 09:55 Animal Call 272nd and 470th, 12:10 Harassment Hunter Dr., 15:47 Animal Call 279th and Hwy 11, 05:38 Traffic Hazard I-29 and mm68 05/24/12 14:29 Wellbeing Check Cliff Ave., 15:51 Vandalism 295th and 488th, 16:33 Traffic Complaint Honeysuckle and Shebal, 19:10 Found Child Bartlett St., 21:16 Narcotics and Drugs Hudson, 08:11 Wellbeing Check 278th St., Canton, 10:38 Traffic Complaint 276th and 468th, 20:22 Non-Injury Accident 294th and 487th, 13:06 Domestic/Family Dispute 294th St., Beresford, 15:28 Theft Harrisburg, 02:31 Noise Complaint Spruce St., 04:26 Alarms Katie Rd., 22:09 Non-Injury Accident 273rd and 474th

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Check 280th St., Canton, 14:17 Fire Call 287th and 472nd, 12:46 Non-Injury Accident Hwy 18 and 483rd, 13:41 Theft Minnesota Ave., 14:39 Non-Injury Accident 269th St., Sioux Falls, 16:32 Vandalism Maple St., 17:17 Traffic Complaint 271st and Hwy 11, 17:23 Traffic Complaint I-29 and mm71, 13:16 Theft Philips St., 20:02 Suspicious Person(s) 280th and 481st, 20:50 Noise Complaint Third St., 21:05 Wellbeing Check Spruce St., 23:47 Suspicious Vehicle(s) 274th and Hwy 17 05/30/12 09:01 Injury Accident 271st St., Sioux Falls, 05:23 Non-Injury Accident 282nd and

469th, 09:48 Theft Boondocks Ave., 10:15 Vandalism Boondocks Ave., 01:35 Suspicion Park Lane Dr., 17:40 Non-Injury Accident Perry and Willow, 21:54 Non-Injury Accident 290th and Hwy 11, 08:37 Vandalism Sundowner Ave., 15:27 Fraud/ Forgery/Counterfeit 481st Ave., Canton, 04:55 Animal Call Hwy 115, Harrisburg, 05:16 Ambulance Call Poplar Dr. 05/31/12 22:46 Non-Injury Accident I-29 and I-229, 16:37 Fraud/Forgery/Counterfeit 476th Ave., Harrisburg, 22:57 Suicide/Threat/Attempt 284th St., Worthing

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TEA WEEKLY | PAGE 15 | JUNE 8, 2012

Boxers and Bikers Poker Run to be held June 16

Pictured above is Pastor Wayne Gallipo accepting his gear and celebrating his position as Tea Volunteer Fire Department Chaplain. From left to right: Chief Grant Van Riesen, Gallipo and Captain/Cadet Advisor Rick Baker.

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ince the very beginning of the organized fire service, most fire department staffs have included a chaplain. The most obvious role of a chaplain in the department is to provide spiritual guidance to the firefighters. In April of this year, Pastor Wayne Gallipo accepted the new position as the Tea Volunteer Fire Department Chaplain and on

Monday June 5th, 2012 he accepted his “gear” which included a helmet and a jacket. By accepting this role so graciously appreciated by the Tea Volunteer Fire Department, Pastor Wayne will also takes on roles which may include being called upon by the incident commander to perform certain duties in the midst of the crisis. This could involve informing citizens of the death of loved ones, performing religious rites as requested by

citizens, and possibly assisting with funeral arrangements. The chaplain’s most important duty is to help other firefighters deal with the tough calls. This may include teaching classes on how to cope with tragedy as well as meeting immediately with the firefighters after a difficult call. The Tea Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank Pastor Wayne from the bottom of their hearts for accepting this position.

Johnson staffer to hold outreach day in Lincoln County, June 12th U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) announced today that Linda Robison of his Sioux Falls office will hold an Economic Development Outreach Day in Lincoln County on Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Robison will visit Tea, Lennox, Worthing, Canton and Harrisburg. “Many South Dakotans are unable to travel to my offices in

Rapid City, Aberdeen or Sioux Falls. Outreach Days help me remain in touch with the concerns of South Dakotans,” Johnson said. “South Dakotans are my number one priority, and I want to make sure that everyone regardless of where they live has the opportunity to meet personally with my staff.” Johnson has always encour-

Northern Plains Boxer Rescue (NPBR) will be hosting their 3rd annual Boxers and Bikers Poker Run on June 16 in Tea. NPBR is a nonprofit, all volunteer effort where every boxer counts. The organization strives to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome all boxers in need. Local resident Bob Evans and his wife, Krista, are helping NPBR organize the poker run. The Evans family had one boxer, Miller, and decided to adopt another from NPBR, named Brinkly. “They are a great family dog and have high energy. I like to call them large lap dogs! They are very cuddly,” Bob stated. Boxers come to NPBR from shelters, as strays, from breeders, and from owners who, for various reasons, need to find their boxer a new home. They provide boxers with a loving home environment, all needed veterinary care (including spay/neuter), basic training, behavior assessment, and, most importantly, a forever home once carefully matched with an adoptive family. NPBR stresses that they are not a pet store. Their first priority is the boxers in their care. Many of their boxers come from less than ideal backgrounds. Their goal is to find the dog’s last and forever home. While they do take into consideration the preferences of every potential adopter, their priority is finding the best home for every boxer. If you would like to help NPBR, there are several options. NPBR is always in need of good foster homes. Foster homes

help boxers adjust and become prepared for a forever home. NPBR also needs dog beds, dog treats, high quality dog food, dog toys, collars, leashes, dog bowls, blankets and cash donations. If you are interested in volunteering or donating contact npbr@everyboxercounts.com. The Boxers and Bikers Poker Run will be held from 5:00 p.m6:00 p.m. on June 16. A poker run is an organized event where participants visit several check-

points, drawing a playing card at each one. The goal is to have the best poker hand at the end of the run. There will be prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place hands. Drivers can register for this event from 11 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at 795 E. Kevin Dr. on June 16. All proceeds from the Poker Run will go directly to NPBR. For more information go to www.everyboxercounts.com or call 605-366-3105.

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TEA WEEKLY | PAGE 16 | JUNE 8, 2012

Candidates announced for 2012 Ma and Pa Teapot The candidates for Ma and Pa Teapot for 2012 are Ron and Connie Seim and Ray and Sandy Cheney. These two couples have lived in the Tea area for quite some time and have been very active in a number of community activities. Please vote for one of these couples to reign over the Tea Teapot Days activities. You can drop off your votes at the Sunshine Food Store or the Pizza Ranch in Tea or send them to Marlys Bergjord, 277261 470th Ave., Tea, SD 57064. Please vote only once for the candidates of your choice for Ma and Pa Teapot for 2012.

Ron and Connie Seim

Ray and Sandy Cheney The town of Tea had a mere population of 286, everyone in town had a PO Box to receive their mail, there was one bank, one small grocery store, one gas station, and main street (from the Cenex station to the Legion Hall) was the only paved street. Ray and Sandy chose to buy their first home here. Like so many in the community, as we know it today, Ray and Sandy both grew up on farms in “small town” South Dakota and wanted to raise their family in a small town. Although the town has now become a city, there is still a real sense of friendliness, a sense of safety, commitment to education, arts, athletics, community involvement directed toward a multitude of interests, and vibrant churches. Their three children, Carrie Quamen, Amber Johnson, and Casey Cheney are grown and now have their own families. Ray and Sandy have no plans to leave the Tea community, with five of their seven grandchildren just minutes away. Ray, a graduate of Arlington High School, served in the Vietnam War and was employed by the US Postal Service for over 35 years, retiring in 2010. His

hobbies include: carpentry, plumbing, electrical and general “handyman” projects. His community involvement currently includes: American Legion member, congregation

Ray and Sandy Cheney member and congregation president of Trinity Lutheran Church. Previously he has been a member of the SD National Guard, the Tea Jaycees, church youth advisor, the Castlewood School Board, Lake Area Multi-School District Board, SD School District Association, Mailhandlers Association, Letter Carrier Association, the National League of Postmasters, the National Association of Postal Supervisors, the Tea Area School Board, and Sports Booster Organizations. He was actively involved in the creation of the Tea Area School District, serving on ad hoc

positions as well as physically helping to construct the stick buildings still in use today. Sandy, a graduate of Erwin High School, attended Augustana College and Mt. Marty College. Her working career includes service positions in telecommunication, dental care, banking, insurance, postal service, medical care, and church organization. She is currently involved as a congregation member and committee member at Trinity Lutheran Church, president of the Tea Area Community Fund Committee, and president of the Tea Area Community Scholarship Fund, funds of the Sioux Falls Area Community Fund, and a member of the Tea Area School District Association. Previously, she has been involved with Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, church youth advisor, Castlewood Art’s Council, and Music Booster Organizations. Sandy was also actively involved with the early days of the Tea Area School District. Ray and Sandy currently provide daycare for the “Tea” grandchildren and feel so blessed to observe their school, sports and musical involvement. Everyday is a memory

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“After living in a larger town most of our married life we were unsure about living in a smaller community. Now we wonder why we didn’t make the move sooner. We love being part of the Tea community.” So says Connie Seim along with her husband Ron, candidates for Ma and Pa Teapot for 2012. Ron, who was born in Vienna, South Dakota, attended school in Vienna and Watertown and graduated from Northern State College. He then taught school in Aberdeen and Mission, South Dakota before joining State Farm Insurance for 33 years. Connie was born and raised in Rapid City and attended the National College of Business. Connie retired from working with the IRS in 2003 after 15 years. She and Ron will celebrate 50 years of marriage in 2013. Ron and Connie are the parents of three sons.

Ron was a former Weblos leader and Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts and has one son that became an Eagle Scout. The couple joined Trinity Lutheran Church in 1993 and Ron has served on

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the church council as well as many church boards. He also enjoys singing in the Men’s Chorus. He delivered Meals on Wheels while it was available in Tea and helped form the Blue Spruce Road District and served on the board since 2009. He is currently on the board

of directors for the Tea Cemetery and has been an active member of the Tea Lions Club since 2002. For the last 15 years Ron has been making fruit wines and also enjoys woodworking and fishing in his spare time. Connie has also been a willing worker in the church as a member of the Alter Guild, active in the Over 55 Club and other church functions. She is a member of the Tea Lions Club and the Tea Coffee Club. She has acted as the chairman of the Teapot Contest during Tea Pot Days for the past 5 years. Connie is a member of the Tea Pot Society, helping with the annual Christmas Tea that is the main feature of the Society every year. After living in Bismarck, North Dakota and Rapid City, South Dakota Ron and Connie are very happy to call the small town of Tea, home.

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