Merle S. Sargent



 Merle S. Sargent, age 60, and Vietnam Veteran of Eagle Butte, SD, entered the Spirit World on Monday, March 3 at the Cheyenne River Health Center, Eagle Butte.

He is survived by his two sons, Lee Sargent and Clinton Sargent of Eagle Butte; Five daughters: Paige Bowker, Rhea Hall, Bonnie LaClaire, Connie Cavanaugh and Joni Bowker of Eagle Butte; Four brothers: Ivan Sargent of Stephan, SD, Kermit Sargent and Tedd Sargent of Sioux Falls, SD, Bob Dunsmore of Eagle Butte; a half brother, George LaMont of Rapid City, SD, and adopted brother, Dale Thompson of Ft. Thompson, SD.;  One sister, April Pahawpatphoko of Lawton, OK. 12 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

A one night wake began at 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2014 at St. John’s Episcopal Church at Eagle Butte; Funeral services werer at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 11, at St. John’s Episcopal Church with the Mother Margaret Watson and Sister Addie Morris officiating. Interment with full military rites followed at 3:00 p.m at Black Hills National Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rooks Funeral Home of Eagle Butte, SD.

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Most recent Eagle Butte Special City Council Meeting held on April 23, 2014. Recording is of the entire open session excluding executive session. Action taken was to restate and re-approve three motions made at the April 9, 2014 session. Approved to move ahead with main street water main replacement project and to open it up to bids. Most recent regular Eagle Butte City Council Meeting on April 9, 2014. Recording records entire meeting excluding a one-hour executive session. Top action taken: approved Tuesday's Ward II election results; rescinded February council action reducing Mayor salary, putting it back to what it was prior to action; appointed Verzella LaPlante Mayor; appointed Tyson LaPlante to fill Ward II seat. Most recent Dupree City Council meeting held on Monday, April 7, 2014. Most recent regular Dupree City Council Meeting held on March 3, 2014. Recording starts shortly after meeting was called to order and runs entire length of meeting. Main discussion points included city streets and the upcoming April election.


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