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~k ~ ?~, i~ Melmer is Knight of Year Father David Melmer, right, is accepting the Knight of Year .~ward from Grand Kent Swenson on behalf the Woonsocket Knights of The presentation was July 22 at a joint potluck meeting of the KCs and CDofAs held at the Robert Mead cabin at Twin Lakes. Father Melmer left Friday for his new parish, Holy Spirit Cath- olic Church in Mitchell after being at St. Wilfrid's Catholic Church for eight years. socket and White Lake t Dist. 5-B The fight for the right to head the state amatuer baseball began here Sunday the Class B teams of the Hills Amateur Baseball took 12 innings for Woon- to pull out a 13-12 win Chamberlain while White defeated Alperra, 9-6. Woonsocket gained their final without a hit as losing Brad Barnes gave up walks and then hit a batter allow Jim Linke to walk home winning run. Scott Bollinger took over the in the ninth inning to the win. Randy Reider start- for Woonsocket with Loren and Jack Schulz relieving. Bruce Steckelbet'g for Chamberlain. Woonsocket totaled up 17 hits ing the game with Kevin connecting for four and eider, Bollinger and Jay Ball gaining three. led the bats for Cham- rlain with two home runs, Augspurger connected for and a single, Jim Steck- had four hits and Tim had three hits. Chamberlain connected for a of 15 hits during the game. Two hits each by Ken Ed- and Pat Schuman led Lake's bats in their win Herlein took the win Tim DeWitt relieving in the The loss went to starter Ochsner with Bruce Wessel Larry Keeton taking over in seventh and eighth, respec- Alpena managed one more hit White Lake, totaling up i Days Month 29th annual Ki-Yi Days Alumni Banquet will be held 19 and 20 in Woonsocket. annual homecoming event get underway with the core- on Thursday night with activities continuing on Fri- and Saturday. The parade be held Friday at 1 p.m. the football game following evening. The alumni ban- Is set for Saturday evening Wed by the dance in the Guard armory. )he planning a class re- in conjunction with home- activities should contact alumni secretary. Victories nine with Kurt Carr and Dave Tate connecting for doubles and Ore Harmdierks and Bob Peter- son each gaining two hits. Action continues Thursday night at 8:30 with White Lake and Woonsocket meeting. Game five will be played Saturday night at 8:30 with the winner of game three which was Tuesday night pitted against the loser of the game four. Play will continue Sunday at 5:30 p.m. when the winners of game four and five meet to decide the district champ. If two games are needed Sunday night, the second contest will start at 8:30. GRAVESIDE RITES HELD FOR SARAH CHRISTENSEN Sarah Marie Christensen, in- fant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hans E. Christensen, rural Woonsocket, was born and died July 30. Graveside rites were conduct- ed by Father David Melmer, Woonsecket, Thursday, July 31 at 1 p.m. in St. Wilfrid's Catho- lic Cemetery. Basham Funeral Service was in charge of ar- rangements. Survivors include her parents; two sisters, Angela and Carie and two brothers, John Paul and Eric, all at home; her mater- nal grandparents, Leo and Mary Jo Vetter of Woonsocket; pater- nal grandparents, Paul Christen- sen of Wessington Springs and Leila Christensen of Webster, Wis. VETERANS DAY AT THE STATE FAIR AUGUST 28 The South Dakota Veterans Council will open the South Da- kota State Fair on Thursday, August 28, with the advancing of colors. Two Stage Programs presented by the South Dakota Veterans Council: 10:00 A.M. at the Freedom Stage 12:30 P.M. at the Gate G Stage Stage programs will have vet- erans organizations present flag etiquette, serwce programs, youth programs, employment services, and etc. Each veterans organization will have a booth for information for all veterans of South Dakota. Also Service Officers will be at the booths to answer any questions on hospitalization, claims, and benefits. VETERANS wearing a veter- an's organization cap; or card carrying members will be able to attend the' Grandstand Perfor- mances FREE! Coffee Day The 23rd Annual Coffee Day for Crippled Children & Adults will be "sponsored by the S~uth Dakota Restaurant Association and restaurant owners across the state on Friday, August 15th, according to State Coffee Day Chairman, Rudy Geyer, Sturgis. Geyer said, "All proceeds from Coffee Day are turned over to the South Dakota Easter Seal Society to be used in rehabilitat- ing the needy, handicapped citi- zens in this state. In the past 22 years some $174,000 has been raised by the restaurant indus- try. We are urging all restaur- ants and "Coffee spots", even in offices, to set up their Coffee Day with the materials provided and sent by the Society." Easter Seal Director, Mrs. LiU- ian Myers, Pierre, pointed out that 60% of all the money col- lected would stay within the county where it is raised and would he used for direct finan- cial aid for needy persons. She said in addition to the individual assistance given to the handi- capped there are also many other fine county and state pro- grams serving the public. FIRE CALL Woonsocket firemen were call- ed to a brush fire late Sunday afternoon in the tree belt at St. Wilfrid's Cemetery. No damage or cause was reported. Chaff... WE WELCOME Dr. and Mrs. Steve Gullings to Woonsocket. Dr. Gullings is the new dentist who will be practicing in Whit- ing Memorial Clinic. We hope they will be very happy in Woonsocket. I'VE NEVER seen so many grasshoppers as I did Saturday when shooting a few pictures southwest of town. You don't dare open your yap when you are walking, lest you get a mouthful. Heard one fella com- ment he's gonna start shooting them with a 22 because they look just like sparrows sitting there. +++ WE'RE practically back to nor- mal after taking a "weeks holi- day" as some called it, and are looking forward to the annual Achievement Days this weekend. This is the highlight of the year for all the 4-H youth where they can display their work and many will take home purple ribbons and then display at the State Fair later this month. We wish them well and hope to have lots of pictures to publish next week. +++ I HEAR FROM Dagmar that Bob Beach has developed the broom-saw for pruning dead tree branches from trees. A real fuel saver. +++ MAIN STREET shrunk a tittle more last week with the removal of the old Whirl-a-Whip Malt Shop. The National Guard razed the structure on Satur- day during their weekend drill. Seems we lose a little more off main each year. +++ THE WITNESS was extremely nervous. He stammered and sputtered in answer to the first question, 'S... s.. s.. sss..ssss..." The judge was irate. He glar- ed down at the arresting officer. "What's this man being charged with?" The officer smiled. "Sounds like carbonated water." pper Infestation is Heavy with the extremely dry field of o,rn southwest of Woon- that have been sprayed are fair- grasshopper infesta- .~ket shows the damage done ing better but the extremely dry so very heavy in this by the pests. I, some instances hot days are taking their toll on above photo taken in a only the stalk~ remain, fi,';d~ all row crops. VOLUME NIN P, TY..qP~ THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 1980 WOONSOCKET, SOUTH DAKOTA 57385 Services Held for Sanborn 4-H Fashion Revue Held Mrs. O. Oehlerking Jr. Funeral services for Mrs. Otto (Lola) Oehlerking," Jr., 55, of Mitchell were Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church of Mitchell. Burial was in the Letcher Cemetery. She died Aug. 2 in Sioux Falls. She was born in Waubay Dec. 28, 1924, to Oscar and Lottie Rydjord. She married Otto Oeh- lerking, Jr., Sept. 29, 1940, at Woonsocket. Survivors include her widower; her father of Minneapolis, Minn.; her mother, Mrs. Carl {Lottie) Wiese, of Fedora; seven children; Mrs. Gordon (Bonnie Lu) Hulbert, Pierre, Mrs. Del- bert {Kathy} Northrup, Letcher, Otto Oehlerking HI, Rapid City, Dale of Apple Valley, Minn., Mrs. Dennis {Jewel} Kueckhen- meister, Mitchell, Kirk of Hen- derson, Colo., and Kyle of Burnsville, Minn.; four brothers, Herbert Butts, Jr., Gillette, Wyo., Charles Butts, Malibu, Calif., Robert Butts, Santa Ana, Calif., and Roger Butts, Garden Grove, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Merl {Carrie Ella) Brown and Mrs. Francis {Virginia) Skelly, both of Mitchell; 18 grandchil- ren. She was preceded in death by a grandson and one sister. July Precip Below Normal The July precipitation was be- low normal at both reporting stations in Sanborn County. The Forestburg weather station mea- sured 1.41 inches during July and the Extension Office in Woons-)cket ro~ded 1.21 inch- es. That brings the total for the first seven months to 9.35 inches at Forestburg and 9.03 inches at Woonsocket. The normal total for the first seven months is 14.39 inches. By comparison it was drier during the same period in 1976 with only 8.30 inches of moisture being recorded during the first seven months of the year. NURSES SCHEDULE The Sanborn County Nurses schedule for August is as follows. Aug. 12- Artesian, 1:30-3:30. Aug. 13- Letcher, 1:30-3:30. Pap test clinic will be at the office Aug. 14 and 28 by ap- pointment. Begins Dental Practice in Woonsocket Dr. Steve Gullings, 29, began dental practice on Tuesday of this week in Whiting Memorial Clinic, Woonsocket. He will also be working at Plankinton three days a week. Dr. Gullings, is a native of Great Falls, Mont. He graduated from the University of Minnesota and did undergradu- ate work at Montana State Uni- versity. He was in Aberdeen 1 V~ years and Minneapolis six months before coming to Woon- socket. Dr. Gullings and his wife, Stephanie, who is a native of Mitchell, S.D. are living in the former Walter Gensichen home two miles west of Woon- socket on old Highway 34. Dental hours are Tuesday and Thursday, Woonsocket, 8:30 to 5:30; and Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Plankinton, 8:30 to 5:30. Call 796-4338 for appoint- ment. NUMBER 44 Senior Fashion Revue, from Junior l~ashion Revue, from left: Julie Howard, Ann Tru- left: Cindy Thompson, Molly deau, Connie Zimmerman, Lisa Dean, Tami Olinger, Crystal and Baysinger and Connie Thump- Carrie Olinger. sen. Lifeline Electric Rates Supported at Customers of Northwestern Public Service Company had the opportunity July 30 to attend a consumer input hearing on life- line electrical rates and to testify on the necessity for these lifeline rates. The hearing was held at the Huron Senior Citizen Center. Public Utilities Commissioner Ken Stofferahn said "there are no specific proposals for a fife- line program at this time, and there is no standard definition of lifeline rates." However, he said that lifeline is generally understood to be a special below cost rate directed to a designated level of mini- mum usage which is assumed to provide for the essential electri- cal energy needs of either an entire class of customers or only to certain customers such as low-income, elderly, or both. The Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) requires the South Dakota PUC to consider six rate design stan- dards and lifeline rates as to each covered electric utility un- der the commission's jurisdic- tion. The commission is also re- quired to hold evidentiary hear- lags. "Covered" utilities, according to PUC, include Black Hills Pow- er and Light Company, Iowa Public Service Company, Mon- tana-Dakota Utilities Company, Northern States Power Company, Northwestern Public Service Services Held for Clarence Satter Funeral services were held for Clarence A. Satter, 84, Artesian, on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 10:00 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Artesian. The Rev. John Culver officiated at the service. Interment was at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Artesian, with Ameri- can Legion serving as color guard. Pallbearers were five grandsons, Mitchell Wicks, Scott Brisbane, Craig, Kent and Jay Lauer and Robert Hendrix and Robert Hetland. Honorary pall- bearers included Orlando Olson, William Ischen, Victor Olson, Sr., Lloyd Tysdal, Hadley Wise and Ingvald Olson. Huron Meet Company and otter Tail Power Company. The South Dakota PUC has scheduled an evidentiary hearing for Aug. 11 at Pierre. Stofferahn explained that this will be a formal hearing where positions will be stated and records estab- lished, ft is then up to PUC to review all of the information and to come to a decision by Nov. 9. Stofferahn said that the PUC is required by law to make a study of lifeline rates, but is not required to implement the pro- gram. On Nov. 9 the PUC may announce that they have decided to implement lifeline rates, that they have decided not to imple- ment these rates, or that they have decided to take no action regarding the lifeline study. Commissioner Norma Klinkle, who also attended the hearing, said that similar hearings had been conducted at Mobridge, Belle Fourche, Rapid City, Aber- deen, Milbank and Lake Preston. The third commissioner who attended the hearing Wednesday was Charlotte Fischer. She said See LIFELINE page two PIONEER SHELDON SCHOOL REUNION The 15th annual Pioneer Shel- don School reunion has been set for Sunday, Aug. 17 at the Middle Border LMuseum, 1311 South Duff in Mitchell. A noon potluck with drinks will be furn- ished. Families are asked to bring a card table and folding chairs. Everyone welcome. Sanborn County 4-H Fashion Revue, Demonstrations, and Public Speaking were held Mon- day, August 4. Following are the placings received: FASHION RE- VUE: Juniors: Purple - Cindy Thompson, Carrie Olinger, Cry- stal Olinger; Blue - Tami Olin- ger; Red - Cindy Thompson, Molly Dean; Seniors: Purple - Julie Howard, Ann Trudeau; Blue - Connie Thompson, Lisa Baysinger, Connie Zimmerman, Julie Howard. DEMONSTRA- TIONS: Purple - Tami Olinger; Blue - Kori Clarambean, Cindy and Connie Thompson. PUBLIC SPEAKING: Purple - Kori Clar- ambeau. Mr. ~atter was born Oct. 5, 1895 in Mable, Minn.~ Oamage Heavy in Collision and died Saturday, Aug. The damage bill was heavy when the pickup shown above, driven by Mrs. Patricia Hinker of Fedora struck the rear end of a tractor and mower being oper- ated by John Bluhm of Letcher on Hiway 37. The accident oc- cured July 31 about 8:50 A.M. one and three-quarters mile " ,~ ~ ~.~, --, Phone Published every Thursday at W(mnsocket. S.D. 57385 Gerald W. Klaas, Publisher Gloria K. Klaas, Associate Second class postage paid at Woonsocket, S.D. 57385 "Postmaster: Send address change to W~mn.~)cket News, PO Box 218, W~m~'ket. S.D. 57385" at Firesteel Nursing Home in Mitchell. He had resided in the Artesian area since early child- hood. He married Cecelia B. Moore on March 1, 1920 in Sioux Falls. He operated a ser- vice station for several years until his retirement in 1960. He had been secretary-treasurer of Artesian Commercial Club for 15 years, was life-long member of Jackson Hall Post No. 47 Ameri- can Legion, and a 50 year member of (AF&AM) Free and Accepted Masons Diana Lodge No. 69. He was a member of First Lutheran Church and was a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his wife, Ce- celia; four daughters, Mrs. Har- old O. {Clarice) Edwards of Woodland, Calif., Mrs. Hugh (Lucille) Brisbane of Beaverton, Ore., Mrs. Joyce E Lauer of Sioux Falls and Mrs. Marcia Wicks of Lompoc, Calif.; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Leonard Satter of Faith, S.D. and Luther Satter of Pampa, Tex.; one sister, Mrs. Elva Smith of Fontana, Calif. and several nieces and nephews. Demonstration, Tami Olinger; Public Speaking, Kori Claram- beau. Damage Heavy in Letcher Fire A rural Letcher home occupied by Emma Feyereisen received heavy fire and smoke damage early Tuesday morning. The dwelling is located one mile north of the Letcher corner on Highway 37. The fire apparently began in the kitchen area and spread to the living room before firemen arrived on the scene. The flames gutted out those two rooms with heavy smoke damage to the rest of the house. Some furnishings were removed from the home. There were no injur- ies reported. No damage esti- mates were available, but will likely be several thousand dollars. Firemen from Artesian and Woonsocket were called to assist the Letcher Fire Dept. in con- trolling the blaze. The alarm was called in shortly before 6 a.m. north of the Letcher corner. Damage estimates were set at $3,500 on the 1977 Ford pickup which was owned by Lee Hinker and $1,800 to the tractor and mower. The accident was investi- gated by the Highway Patrol. There were no injuries. Woonsocket News (SECD 691200) SUBSCRIPTION RATES In South Dakota One year ............. $ 7.50 Two years ............ $14.00 Outside South Dakota One year ............. $ 9.00 Two years ............ $17.00 Single copy 20c - Mailed 35c ~m II N IL PJ4PER .4~oclatton . Founded 1885