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( Smalltown PaperEx 5026 California Avr SW Seattle WA 98136 Vol. CXXV Fat. 1883 125thYear Issue XVI • Woonsocket, South Dakota 57385 • "lhursday, Dec. 18, 2008 ....................... ,, ....... ................ ................................................................................. I[I[IIH ]11]11111[]1111[11 HI]I[[]IIIIII[IIIIIIIIIIIII I IIIl[ll[llll[lllillllllllll [[ [111[1[111111]111111111 II II II I IIIIIIIIIII I Ph/Fax 605.796.4221 • www.sanbornwj.com • Email: 124@mac.corn Sanborn County Calendar Friday, Dec. 19: Free coffee and cook- ies, Buckshots, Letcher. Sunday, Dec. 21: • Dave Mann breakfast benefit, Woonsocket CC; Baby shower for Hud- son Fouberg, daughter of Denny and ]en Fouberg, Letcher CC. Wednesday, Dec. 24: • Christmas Eve Church Notes United Methodist Church, Bethany Lu- theran Church, Forest- burg Lutheran Church, Rev. Rhonda Wellsandt- Zell (phone 352-0760). Dec. 21: Church service, United Methodist 9 a.m. Dec. 24: Christmas Eve candlelight service, Beth- any Lutheran 7:30 p.m. Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Michael Bagnall, pastor. Dec. 19: Chapel service at PVCC 9:30 a.m. Dec. 21: Worship service 8 a.m. Storla-Trinity-Salem Lutheran parishes, Min- dy Ehrke, pastor. Dec. 21: Worship at Trinity 8:30 a.m. Sunday school at Storla 9:45 a.m., rehearsal for Christmas program. Worship at Salem 9:50 a.m. Worship at Storla/ Trinity Christmas pro- gram at Storla 11:10 a.m., noon potluck dinner, ev- eryone welcome. Dec. 24: Christmas Eve candlelight service w/communion at Salem 7 p.m. Christmas Eve candlelight service w/ communion at Storla 10 p.m. Dec. 25: Christmas Day service at Trinity 10 a.m. Fedora Presbyterian Church, Richard Poppen, pastor. Worship 9:45 a.m. Sunday school 10:30 a.m. Prairie Community Baptist Church, Don Holmes, minister. Wor- ship 11 a. m. Sunday school 10 a.m. St. Wilfrid Catholic Church, Fr. Jim Friedrich. Dec. 21: Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m., Christmas pro- gram following. Com- munal penance service 2 p.m. Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Mass 11 p.m. Dec. 25: Christmas Day Mass 10 a.m. Dec. 31: Mary Mother of God Holy Day Mass 7 p.m. Jan. 1: Holy Day Mass 10 a.m. St. Charles Catholic Church, Fr. Jim Friedrich. Dec. 21: Mass 10 a.m. Dec. 24: Mass 5 p.m. Letcher Community Church, Garry Swagger, pastor. Worship service 10:15 a.m. Sunday school lla.m. Loomis Congrega- tional Church, Garry Swagger, pastor. Worship service 9 a.m. The County Calendar is brought to you by... Moody wins first at NFR gas over the weekend. Moody finished seventh in the 10th and final go-round Saturday, but en- tered the last round with the advantage of a lead of half a second. By avoiding any penalty she cinched the title. Moody did rock the final barrel but it didn't fall and she finished in 13.99 seconds. It gave her 140.11 seconds for the total time, which beat the 140.42 seconds held by Megan Reichert. • The first place title over all won her $42,998.80. Total for the 10 rounds and 10 days amounted to $104,i 16.59. World rank increases to second Local cowgirl, Jill Moody of Letcher brought home first place honors in barrel racing at the National Finals Rodeo at Las Ve- MOODY Total winnings for the year amount to $218,880.81 which is a big jump over last year's $169,000. It's been her best year yet and her second time at NFR. Her winnings moved her to sec- ond in the world, behind Lindsey Sears. "Lindsey has a phenomenal horse. You can't hardly outrun her. To be second to her says something in its own right;' Moody said. Not knocking over any of the 30 barrels all week gave her the extra chance she needed to beat Reichert, the only other racers to do the same. Moody commented on her horse Dolly, "I'm tickled to death with her." Moody's winnings at NFR put her in the top five-barrel rac- ing totals of all time. Swimming has Michael Phelps, barrel racing and Sanborn County has Jill Moody! Mann benefit rescheduled A benefit for David Mann, scheduled for last Sunday will be held this Sunday, Dec. 21 from 9-1:30 in the Woon- socket Community Center. Dave suffered a brain an- eurysm on Oct.21 and was hospitalized in Avera McK- ennan at Sioux Falls where he remained until being trans- ferred to Firesteel Healthcare Center at Mitchell for further therapy. Pancakes, sausage and bis- cuits and gravy will be served at the benefit. There will also be raffle tickets and chanc: es sold on various items. Supplemental funds will be provided by Thrivent Finan- cial for Lutherans, Sanborn County Chapter. Santa visits area children Santa Claus flew in from the South Pole last Friday after- noon to take a few gift orders from the area children. He made his appearance in the courthouse, during the annual holiday open house. Above Gabe Boschee and Oscar Anderson take their turn with Santa. Gabe is the son of Jon and Raechel Anderson and Brandon Boschee. Oscar is the son of the Andersons. See inside for more pictures. Swenson home is House of the Week The Colleen Swenson home in Woonsocket just northwest of Lake Prior was named the House of the Week by the Woonsocket Communi~ty Club for her elab0rate'Christmas display. The Community Club will recognize a house that shows extra holiday spirit each week through- out the Holidays. Weather Hello winter! 'Tempera- tures around the area have dropped into the minus cat- egory. High 'for the week was Wednesday with 44° F. Low for the week was Sunday with a daytime temperature of-2° and Monday with a nighttime low of -13°. Early, Sunday morning the wind and snow began and continued into Monday with lots of drifting and la~e school openings. Snow ac- cumulation was just less than predictetd. Interstate 90 was closed from Chamberlain to Wyoming for a time. Rebels named to 281 All- Sanborn Central senior Na- than Effling and junior Lukas VanLaecken were named to the 281 All-Conference team. Honorable mentions were earned by Jordan Pearson, sophomore, and senior An- drew Zoss. Sanborn Central. ended their season fifth in the 281 Conference with a 2-3 re- cord. KSFY-TV no longer free to rural cable customers KSFY television started run- owners are looking to charge ning on-screen crawls Dec. 5 South Dakotans in these rural saying rural South Dakotamarkets a quarter of a million communities will lose their dollars to receive the formerly ABC affiliate programming if free signal. they are customers of certain "We're not opposed to pay- small-town companies. Historically broadcast sta- tions have offered their sig- nals for free, until the federal ~overnment pushed them to igital delivery by February 2009. In exchange for the dig- ital investment, the govern- ment now allows broadcast- ers to charge cable companies and their customers for deliv- ery of the signal. While most South Dakota stations have negotiated faifl), rural telephone companies that also offer cable television ser- vices say KSFY's Texas owner- ship, Hoak Media Corporation, hasn't been reasonable. "While KSFY has only a quarter of the viewers in the market, its parent company demands that customers pay more than all other area broadcasters combined" says Ryan Thompson, General Manager of Santel Communi- cations in Woonsocket, '~nd in Rapid City, the dominant, locally-owned television sta- tion isn't charging anything for the signal delivery because they want to make sure their signal gets delivered to local viewers." Thompson says KSFY'S management claims the costs are pennies a day, but when he adds up the charge per ing a fair price" Thompson says. "We recognize KSFY has costs involved in the digital transitions but its demands are beyond reasonable, es- pecially for South Dakota. They're the highest in South Dakota and even higher than some national cable stations, ultimately those costs get passed on to cable customers. Local cable customers af- fected by KSFY'S dramatic price increase are asked to call l~800-955-KSFY (5739) or 605-336-1300 to relay their concerns and ask the station to negotiate fairly and not dramatically increase their cable costs. ence Joe Vetter and Kyle McLaughlin were recently named to the Mid-Dakota All-Conference 2008 foot- ball team. Eric Warkenthien received an honorable men- tion. All three are students at Woonsocket High School and earned the honor playing for the Woonsocket -Wessington Springs Blackhawks this past cable subscriber the station's season. As we celel}vate the message of that w;xy first Noel, we wish vou and your [ u.ilv exceeding great joy this holiday season. WeJbel both honored and blessed to ser ,epeople like you/ Staff & Correspondents POD'S PLACE NUTRITION CENTER MEALS Dec. 22-Dec. 26 Monday: Salisbury steak w/mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, bread, fruit cocktail. Tuesday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes w/gravy, stewed toma- toes, dinner roll, apricots. Wednesday: Barbecue hamburger on a bun, tator tots, baked beans, pears. Thursday: CHRISTMAS DAY. Senior Center Closed. Friday: CHRISTMAS VACATION. Senior Center Closed. Available for your hol,da.Y, bak!ng_ ,...