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Cancer Benefit Held The annual Sanborn County Can- Benefit Basketball Tournament held at Forestburg March 30-31 grade school teams from For- Artesian, Woonsocket and participating. Proceeds from the tournament $278.25. In Thursday night play in the girls division it was Woonsocket 12 and Artesian 7; Letcher 9, Forestburg 8; boys: Woonsocket 12, Forestburg 10; Letcher 16 and Artesian 3. Friday night the girls consolation was won by Artesian with a 20-4 score over Forestburg with Woon- socket claiming the championship from [,etcher 12-2. Consolation for the boys went to Forestburg with a 10-2 win over Artesian and Leteher walked away with the championship by defeating Woonsocket 20-11. Door prize winners were Kathy Wormstadt and Randy Cope of Artesian. THE LETCHER boys picked up championship hardware at the t Tournament, held at March 30-31. Robert Walz. Ted Diede, Randy H~n, Todd Wenz, Travis Moody, Dan Thill and Coach Darold Brooks. Kneeling are cheerleaders Evonne Arens and Lori Moody; Tun Thill, Donald Dewey, Dennis Hoff- man; Mary Rubendall and Kim Peppmuller. IN THE GIRLS division it was the champion- pictured above front, from left: Thomvson, Shelley Bies, i~_arl Kell~q', Katie An~ree, ll'~lla Brandsted and Karla Wade. In back are Coach Jeff Tiede, Eldena Port- zer, Barb Anderson, Cindy Cure- rains, Theresa Swenson, Ann Tru- deau, Jennifer Steichen and Julie Jensen. nsocket Scott Bollinger, son of Mr. and G.E. Bollinger, Woonsocket, chosen to represent Woon- High School at Boys State. sponsored by Post 29, participated in football, track, Legion baseball, He has also served as president, student body vice- :sident, and Lettermen's Club president. Reider, son of Mr. and Richard Reider, also of Woon- has been chosen as alter- been active in football, track, Legion baseball,, Club,: and League golf. also served as class presi- and sec.-treas, for the Letter- Club. Election Week in Woonsocket will .go to ;,Polls ne.xt week, Tuesday, April ~' vote tor an Alderman in the Wards. In Ward II, mbent Pete Berens is being by Ed Regyns~. Lowell Funk is being by Larry Baysinger in Mayor Ira Merriman was in his bid for re-election as was Gene Kroell as from Ward IIL polls will be open from 8 a.m. P.m. Play set for Tonight by Carolyn Thomlmon The Woonsocket Performing Arts Group, under the direction of Kath- leen Zimmerman, will present its school play tonight, April 6, at 8:00 p.m. in the Woonsocket Armory. The play, "Creeping Shadows," is a three-act mystery comedy by John B. Vornholt Jr. The play cast includes the follow- ing performers: Randy Reider, Loft Trudeau, Chris Roti, Lisa Alexaad- Reider Named To First Team Randy lleider, Woousoc~et, has been named to the Class B First Team All-State along with seven other Central South Dakota athletes. Reider, S-ll, played forward or guard for the 19-1 Redmen, didn't have a high scoring average but was always handing out assists or direct- ing the Redmen offense, and aver- aged 16 points per game. Randy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Reider. NOTICE WOONSOCKET TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS Everyone in Woonsocket Town- ship is requested to check and see if they have the March of Dimes contribution envelope (which is passed from neighbor to neighbor) if so please pass it on to the next name on the list. er, Roger Parker, Steve Stryker, Brad Selland, Jack Davis, Chris Fan'is, Craig Godfrey, Polly Parker, Polly Kogel, Paula Senska, Melanie Clayton, Jodi Bittner, Paula Moran, Kurt Krueger, and Rian Boschee. A matinee will also be held today at 1:15 p.m. Schedule Banquet The Letcher Chapter of-the Jay- cees will hold their annual awards banquet and dance on Saturday evening, April 8, at the Letcher School Gym. Serving will begin at 6:30 p.m.; and the dance at 9:30. "rickets are $5 each and are available from any Letcher Jaycee until Friday evening. NURSES SCHEDULE The Sanborn County Health Nurse will be in Artesian on April 11-25 and in Letcher on April 12-26. Cancer screening will be given at the office on April 27. Legionnaire Of Year i Don Reider, was selected as Post Legionnaire of the Year at a regular meeting of American Legion Post 29 March 22. Chosen by vote of members Reid- er has been very active in the Legion baseball program and sum- mer youth and recreational pro- grams. He has been a Go-Cwetter for 10 consecutive years and is past post commander. He is currently serving as Post Finance Officer for the fourth year. VOLUME NINETY-FOUR WOONSOCKET. SOUTH DAKOTA 57385 THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1978 NUMBER 26 Rites Held for Sanborn Considers Joining Lower James Myrtle Kessler The Sanborn County commission- to 20 people and the county com- sources. Twenty-five percent of the Funeral services for Myrtle Kess- ler, 91 of Mitchell were at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 31 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Mitchell. Burial was at St. Wilfrid's Catho- lic Cemetery, Woonsocket. Mrs. Kessler, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Smith, was born Oct. 21, 1886, at Humboldt, Iowa. She died March 28 at a Mitchell hospital. On April 16, 1907, she married Lawrence Kessler at Bauer, Iowa. In 1911 they moved to a farm near Artesian and four years later they moved to Woonsocket where they resided until 1946. After mov- ing to Mitchell in 1946 she became a pastry cook at St. Joseph Hospital until retiring in 1965. She was active in Catholic Daugh- ters of America, Royal Neighbors and Senior Citizens. Survivors include a son, Wayne Kessler, Springfield, Ul.; a daugh- ter, Mrs. W.C. (LaNelle) Timpe, Flasher, N.D.; two brothers, Virgil Smith, Lake Grove, Ore., and Edgar Smith, Melcher, lowa. Also four sisters, Mrs. Etha Tigue and Esther Gass, both of Des Moines, Iowa, Mrs. Emma Greis- baum, Waterloo, Iowa, and Mrs. Nora Gass, Melcher, Iowa; 21 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchil- dren and one great great-grand- child. She was preceded in death by her husband, three sons, two daughters, one grandson, four brothers and one sister. George Samis Services Held Funeral mass for George 1. Samis, 55, Pierre, who died Saturday night, April 1 at St. Mary's Hospital, was celebrated Wednesday, April 5 at 10 in St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church. ~* Burial was in St. Martin's Ceme- tery at Huron, with military grave- side rites. Semis was born July 29, 1922, to Harry and Greys Samis at Letcher. He served for 31 years with the S.D. Highway Patrol, living in Lemmon and for 13-and-one-half years in Huron before moving to Pierre in. 1975. Samis was the deputy director of management services for the patrol there and resided at 1400 Edgewater Drive. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corp, ranking as major before his discharge. On Jan. 15, 1944, he married Katherine Eliza- beth Hand and she died in March 1974. He married Jean Tracy Sept. 14, 1974, at Huron. Survivors include his wife; 10 sons, Joseph D., Mitchell, Mark W., Benjamin D., Kevin C., and Aaron, all of Pierre, James P., San Diego, Calif., Daniel, Westover AFB, Mass., Sean M., Balboa Hospital, San Diego, Peter K., Torii, Okinawa, and Gregory G., Sioux Falls; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Judith) Nothnagei, Brook- ings, and Mrs. Michael (Laura) Myers, Huron; one brother, Harry V. Samis, Washington, D.C. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. HCENSE EXAMINER TO BE GONE APRIL 18 The Drivers License examiner will not be in Woonsocket on April 18 as previously announced. If anyone needs to take a drivers exam they may go to Wessington Springs on April 11. The examiner will be in Woon- socket again on May 2-16-30. ers held an informational meeting on the procedure for joining the Lower James Conservancy Sub-dis- trict March 28 in Woonsocket. Tom Callan, Woonsocket, chair- man, said the session was requested by residents. Tom Knutson, resource manage- ment specialist for the South Dakota Department of Natural Resources, presented background information missioners. "A majority of the counties are in sub-districts," said Knutson. "Thir- teen and one-half out of the 67 counties in the state are not." The Lower James Conservancy Sub-district includes 6V~ counties. "If the people of the county would like to join the sub-district," said Knutson, "they must get petitions from the Department of Natural Re- Nelson Announces For Re-election Milton Nelson (R) Woonsocket, the present State Senator from McCook, Hanson, Miner and San- born Counties is today announcing that he will run for re-election. Milt said, "the past two years have been a great experience. I'd personally like to thank all of you for your support, your criticism, your encouragement, and the hundreds of phone calls, letters and personal visits. Most of all I have appreciated the opportunity to serve and meet the voters of District 9. I am extremely grateful for your votes of confidence in the last election, and humbly ask you to continue your support." Nelson further commented, "in the last election I pledged to do my best to cut big government and to vote against further extravagance in spending. Therefore I voted no on the 2c-25% gas tax increase and I voted against the 40% pay increase (including per diem) that legislators voted themselves this year. Seeking Re-election Phyllis Rifle, the present Regtster of Deeds, is a candidate for re-elec- tion to that office on the Democratic ticket for the June 6 primary. A life-time resident of Sanborn County, graduating from Woonsoc- ket High School and having a year of college at DWU in Mitchell, she had worked in abstract and real estate offices and the Sanborn County ASC before being elected to the Register of Deeds office. Phyllis is presently the secretary of the Sanborn County Democratic Party, Chairman of the American Red Cross, and has been active in various civic and school activities through the years. She and her husband, George Rifle, are mem- bers of the United Methodist Church in Woonsocket and are vol- unteers for the Sanborn County Ambulance Association. She has two children, Scott Peter- son who teaches in a s0hool for retarded adults in St. Paul, Minn. and Kathy Peterson who works at NSC in Aberdeen. d;,i= : " MILTON NELSON Nelson, as a member of the State Affairs Committee, was instrumen- tal in the successful fight to keep Dakota State, USD at Springfield and the Plankinton Training School. He also joined with many legislators from both parties to achieve respon- sible tax reform. Other legislation for District 9 that Nelson fought was the open trash burning law for towns under 5,000 population. He also worked to keep Boys and Girls State functioning seperately and successfully as they have in the past. Milt concluded by saying "In the upcoming months we will continue our personal contact with the voters of this district. I would appreciate hearing from you, the voters, con- cerning your ideas on the replace- ment taxes and the many problems facing us in the upcoming session of the legislature." Goudy to Seek Re-election Robert (Bob) Goudy of F~e~tburg has announced that he will seek re-election on the Democratic ticket as a Sanborn County Commissioner from the Fifth District. He is cur- rently completing his first term as Commissioner. Goudy owns and operates Goudy's Conoco in Forestburg. Health Care Plans Move Ahead Area residents moved ahead with work on plans for establishing a three-county primary health care program at a meeting held in Wessington Springs on March 22. Representatives from Aurora, Jer- auld and Sanborn Counties discuss- ed the possible services that could be established under the program which may get underway in all three counties as early as this fall. The basic feature of the program would be the establishment of a medical doctor at Wessington Springs" and nurse practitioners at clinics in Woonsocket and Plankinton under the M.D.'s supervision. Overall management of the program would be the responsibility of a non-profit corporation made up of members from all three counties. While the nurse practitioners would be based in clinics at Plankinton and Woon- socket, they would be available for workshops and visits in other com- munities in Aurora and Sanborn Counties. Additionally, surveys be- ing conducted by the Home Exten- sion clubs in aH three counties are indicating a need for improved health care for the elderly, alcohol a~id drug problems and mental health. There was discussion of how services of the three-county pro- gram could address these needs. It was proposed that part of this need could be taken care of by having the Alcohol Information and Referral and the Inter-Community Human Services centers at Mitchell provide this service through outreach work- ers who could be made available to all communities in the three-county area. Before the program can get underway it will have to be coordi- nated with the federal Natidnal Health Service Corps program which provides professional medical personnel such as Dr. McManus, who is practicing dentistry 'at the Plankinton and Woonsocket clinics, and it will have to be approved by South Dakota health agencies and federal health offices. The formal request for approval by these groups will be submitted on April 14. people who own real property in each separate geographical area within Sanborn County must sign the petitions." The next sWp would be for the county commissioners to take posi- tive action and present the petitions to the State" Conservancy Board. The Board would evaluate the petition and declare an election in Sanborn County. "Sixty percent of all the voters in each geographical area would have to vote for the measure," continued the management specialists. "~c- cording to my interpretation of the law, that would allow part of the county to be in the sub-district and part out." "If we decided we wanted out of the sub-district, would the same rules apply?" asked Kevin Talley, Forestburg. The answer, according to Knut- son, is that the same rules would apply, but voters of the entire sub-district would be needed to allow Sanborn County out. Richard Ferguson, Artesian ques- tioned the cost of joining the program. Lower James taxes at one-tenth mill, according to Don Barber, Lower James manager, which will yield a budget of $40,000 for fiscal 1979. The maximum tax amount allowed by law for non-contracting sub-districts is one-tenth mill. For contracting sub-districts, such as Oahe, the maximum tax levy is one mill and nine-tenths must be used for contractual obligations. Lower James does not have con- tracting authority. Harlo~v Hanson, Forestburg, asked what advantages the Lower James would offer. "Sub-districts are set up to assist local people with obtaining grants for water development," said Knut- son, "such as town wells and geographical survey studies." "My personal opinion," he con. tinued, "is that the sub-districts offer important financial and techni- cal assistance in the areas of rural water studies and irrigation and that they will go to the state for additional assistance." "If a sub-district is in financial trouble," said Knutson in answer- ing a question by Talley, "it can go to the Department of Natural Re- sources which has a revolving fund. If that fund is depleted, the depart- ment can go to the governor." The Department of Natural Re- sources is the 'granddaddy of the See SANBORN back gage Ambulance Meeting Hears Reports There were 21 members present at the regular meeting of the Sanborn County Ambulance Assn. March 28. The meeting was con- ducted by Alven Peterson, vice president. Robert Beach reported on the new duty schedule and noted that the ambulance will be manned by a crew of three. Ron Bittner gave a report on the new paging system which should be in operation by May 1. Dick Shaheen and Floyd Elenz had met earlier in the evening with the Future Nurses Club at Forest- burg and presented a short demon- stration on CPR. It was announced that the District HI EMT meeting would be held at the Holiday Inn at Mitchell April 22 with supper at 7 p.m. followed by the business meeting at 8 p.m. Plans are to be made for the next state convention to be held in Mitchell. Mike McGee of Huron conducted the evening training session cover- ing acute medical problems and trauma. The next regular meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 25 in the City Council Room. Woonsocket News Published Every Thursday at Woonsocket, S. D. Phone 796-4221 I ~kY/:l J,I :h',l:l =~ SOUIH D$OTfl PRESS BSSOCIfITIOI] MEMBER I[ NAL PI IPER ,4~oclaffon . Founded 1885 Gerald W. Klaas, Publisher Gloria K. Klaas, Associate SUBSCRIPTION RATES In South Dakota One year ............... $ 6.00' Two years .............. $11.00 Outside South Dakota One year ............... $ 7.50 Two years .............. $14,00 Single copy 15c, mailed 30c Second class postage paid at Woousocket, S. D