Jessica (Kennedy) Four Bear grew up on the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota, the daughter of Wade (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe) and Dee Ann Lawrence (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe). Jessica’s father works for the Indian Health Service and her mother is the Higher Education Director for Cheyenne River. With her parent’s full support and promotion of higher education, Jessica is a second generation college graduate. Jessica has one daughter, Julie Ann, who is now 15 years old and also attends school in Vermillion. In 2007, Jessica married Moreau Armstrong Four Bear (Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe) who is a veteran who served ten years in the United States military and is also a member of the Fool Soldiers Society and the Elks Scraper Society.
In 2008, Jessica received her Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies from Western Dakota Tech in Rapid City, South Dakota. Jessica completed her internship for Mario Gonzalez, a distinguished Aboriginal lawyer and activist for Indian Sovereignty. Shortly after, Jessica received her Bachelor of Science degree in Tribal Business Management from Oglala Lakota College. Throughout her higher education pursuit, Jessica worked full time for various positions for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Her first position was Public Relations Coordinator for (formal) Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier where she was introduced to the world of politics and law. Thereafter, she worked in the Indian Child Welfare Office assisting the Director, she served two years as the Juvenile Prosecutor and later as the Lay Advocate for Game, Fish and Parks where she successfully attained a number of grants for the department.
During the summer of 2013, Jessica successfully completed the American Indian Pre-Law Summer Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico which led her here, to the University Of South Dakota School Of Law.
As the 1L representative for NALSA, Jessica has an opportunity to work with Tribes across the region and country. Jessica’s interests are in Indian Law and Indian Gaming. Jessica wants to pursue opportunities that promote Indian Country in forms of tribal economic development, self-sufficiency and strong tribal governments. Jessica believes in developing positive working relationships between the State, Tribes and Federal Government. Jessica respects the capabilities and responsibilities of each sovereign nation and fully promotes strengthening government to government relations. Jessica is also a strong advocate for the 1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty and the Black Hills and hopes to be part of the legendary negotiations one day. Jessica’s goal after law school is to join the efforts to protect Tribal sovereignty and assist Tribes in exercising their inherent powers through nation building.
by Ross DuBray
The Cheyenne Eagle Butte Volleyball squad traveled to Rapid City last weekend to participate in the 20th Annual Lakota Nation Invitational Volleyball Tournament.
After two days of pool play, the Lady Braves finished with two wins and three losses.
On Friday, the Braves played four matches starting with Red Cloud and White River in the morning.
After losing the first set 11-25, the Braves came back in the second set with a 27-25 win. In the final set, C-EB lost 16-25.
In their second match, C-EB faced the Lady Tigers of White River. The Braves came out strong in the first set with a 25-16 win. The Lady Tigers came back in the second and third sets with 16-25 and 18-25 wins.
In the afternoon matches, the Braves picked up a win against Tiospa Zina in two sets, 25-13 and 25-21.
In their final match, the Braves faced the unbeaten Pine Ridge Thorpes. The Thorpes defeated the Braves in two sets 27-7 and 25-16.
On Saturday, the Braves faced the Takini Skyhawks and won in two sets 25-8 and 25-21.
C-EB senior Tatum Mendoza was named to the All-Tourney team.
The Lady Braves hosted the Lady Tigers of Mobridge-Pollock last Tuesday night.
The Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Braves dropped all three games to the Tigers. CEB vs Mobridge/Pollock 25-11, 25-9, 25-11.
According to Head Coach Allen Benoist, the Braves struggled with serve-receive and were unable to generate any offensive attack. The Braves back row defense was the bright spot as they picked up 38 digs in the match. The Braves finished with 17 of 25 serves and one ace, 62 of 76 hits with 10 kills, 32 of 38 sets with five assists and 38 digs.
The Braves have a busy week as they played host to the Little Wound Lady Mustangs on Tuesday night, will travel to McIntosh on Thursday night, and will host a Triangular on Saturday.
The Triangular will begin at noon on Saturday and will feature varsity and junior varsity matches between Cheyenne Eagle Butte, the Todd County Lady Falcons, and the Stanley County Lady Buffaloes.
Team & Individual Stats
C-EB vs. Red Cloud
Team Serving: 44 of 49 with two aces, serving individual leader Ryia Farlee 11 of 12 with one ace.
Team Hitting 92 of 103 with 13 kills, serving leader Theola Schad 12 of 12 with four kills.
Team Setting 66 of 68 with seven assists, serving leader Bailey Fast Horse 33 of 35 with three assists.
Serve Receive: Tatum Mendoza 10-11, Dylan Lemmon 10 of 11
Digs: Team leader Tatum Mendoza 14
C-EB vs White River
Team Serving: 52 of 56 with seven aces, team leader Bailey Fast Horse with 12 of 12 and three aces.
Team Hitting: 76 of 89 with 15 kills, team leader Theola Schad with 13 of 14 with four kills.
Team Setting: 46 of 49 with 14 assists, team leader was Sam Bowker with 20 of 22 with eight assists.
Serve receive: Leader Tatum Mendoza 9 of 9 and 16 digs.
C-EB vs Tiospa Zina
Team Serving: C-EB 38 of 44 with nine aces, team leaders were Tatum Mendoza, 12 of 13 with three aces and Tahnee Shaving 7 of 7 with three aces.
Team Hitting. 57 of 65 with 13 kills, team leader Theola Schad 10 of 12 and four kills.
Team setting. Team 26 of 30 and 6 assists, team leader Tatum Mendoza 14 digs.
Braves vs Pine Ridge
Team Serving: 18 of 19 with one aces.
Team Hitting: 60 of 68 with seven kills, team leader Angel Phillips 15 of 19 and four kills.
Serve Receive: Team leader Tatum Mendoza 11 of 11 in serve receive and eight digs. Angel Phillips eight digs.
Braves vs Takini
Team Serving: 31 of 34 in serving with 14 aces, team leader Sha’Teal Pearman 7 of 7 and four aces.
Team Hitting: 44 of 48 with 13 kills, team leader Angel Phillips 6 of 6 and four kills, Team Setting: 36 of 36, team leader Sam Bowker 10 of 10 and 6 assists.
Zachary R. Young, age 19, entered the Spirit World on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Avera-McKenna Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.
He is survived by his mother, Denise Lafferty of Dupree, SD and father, Gilbert Young of St. Francis, SD. Two sisters: Angel Young of Dupree and Chenoa Young of Eagle Butte. Maternal Grandmother: Gertrude Lafferty of Iron Lightning, SD and Maternal Grandfather, Joe Lafferty of Eagle Butte, SD. Paternal grandmother: Arma Featherman of St. Francis, SD.
An all-night wake was held on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 9, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte, with Mother Margaret Watson officiating. After lunch is served, burial will follow at the Iron Lighting Cemetery, Iron Lightning, SD.
Funeral arrangements have been placed in the care of Rooks & Red Dog Funeral Home of Eagle Butte.
Justin W. Holy, age 39, entered the Spirit World on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Cheyenne River Health Center, Eagle Butte, SD.
He is survived by one son: Lee Holy of Sioux Falls, SD; two daughters: Ricki Holy of Sioux Falls and DeAnne Holy of Rapid City, SD. His mother: Gayle Dupris of Eagle Butte; three brothers: Trudell Iron Wing, Collins Holy and Clinton Holy of Eagle Butte. One sister: Merrilee Holy of Eagle Butte. Two half brothers: Dean Dupris of Ft. Yates, ND and Wilbur Dupris of Eagle Butte. One adopted brother: Karston Buffalo of Eagle Butte; one adopted sister: Jackie Buffalo of Eagle Butte.
An all-night wake will begin at 5:00 PM, Friday, October 10, 2014 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 11, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Eagle Butte, with Mother Margaret Watson officiating. After lunch is served, burial will follow at the White Horse Episcopal Cemetery, White Horse, SD.
Funeral arrangements have been placed in the care of Rooks & Red Dog Funeral Home of Eagle Butte.
Moreau-Grand Electric Cooperative held their 66th annual meeting in Timber Lake South Dakota on Friday, October 3, 2014. The meeting was held at the Timber Lake Public School with 168 members going through the registration line. The evening began with the Isabel United Church of Christ serving a delicious barbecued beef supper to 393 members and guests. Following the meal the third grade class of Timber Lake under the direction of Julie Barnica presented a beautiful rendition of three patriotic songs, followed by the young members drawing and movie. In the absence of ailing Board President Rod Schad Board Vice President Alan Johnson called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Reports were heard from Board Secretary-Treasurer Beverly Birkeland, Board Vice President Alan Johnson manager Melissa Maher, and Basin Electric Power Cooperative Senior Legislative Representative Mike Eggl. Members Gerald and Louise Pike were the recipients of this year’s Good Neighbor Award. Those in attendance listened to staff reports on activities in each department. These activities included construction and work schedules, demand response program, recap of system restoration efforts made since the storms of 2013, FEMA reimbursement, and the secure online bill and account access thru SmartHub. The membership elected four directors to serve on the board. District 1 Clint Clark, District 2 Barbara Begeman, District 3 Pat Aberle and District 5 Kerry McLellan. The proposed bylaw change allowing the balancing of member districts passed 65 to 40. Members voiced their concerns and had questions about how pending EPA regulations are going to impact the cooperative and how capital credits are distributed. Receiving Special Recognition: Peggy Clark in honor of Director Charlie Clark for his many years of faithful service to the cooperative. Charlie passed suddenly last October. He served as a director for 8 years. Retiring Directors Rod Schad and Alan Johnson, each served the membership for 21 years. Retiring employees Pat Donavan 29 years and Rick DuFloth 28 years. Service awards were presented to: Deb Holzer – 35 years Melissa Maher – 30 years Sheila Scherer – 25 years Neil Hahne – 25 years Mary Lou Kraft – 25 years Karen Salzer – 20 years Wade Bollinger – 20 years Chad Mettler – 15 years Roger Lawien – 15 years Vender supplied door prizes were given throughout the evening with the big winners as follows: $100 prize winners were Dale & Terry McLellan, Paula Hinkley, Gary Voller, and Val Keller. 42” flat screen TV – Bobbi Jo & Grady Kraft Jayden Goldade won the young members’ prize, an Android tablet for guessing the closest to the amount of money in the jar. Following the annual meeting, the board held a reorganization meeting for the purpose of electing officers. Those selected were Larry Hieb – President, Paul Lawrence – Vice-president and Beverly Birkeland -Secretary-Treasurer. Moreau-Grand wishes to thank our members for taking time out of their busy schedules to participate in their electric cooperative business.
by Ross DuBray
The C-EB Braves in front of their hometown crowd celebrated homecoming last week with a big win over the St. Francis Warriors 34-0.
The Braves struck early with a 36 yard touchdown pass from Harley Neigel to Kaytanna Bartlett with 7:54 on the clock in the first quarter. The Braves led 6-0 after the two-point conversion was no good.
Trevor Bad Warrior scored the second touchdown on a two-yard run after the Braves recovered a St. Francis fumble deep in Warrior territory. Andrew Frost punched in the two-point conversion giving the Braves a 14-0 lead with 2:02 left in the quarter.
Dominic Emery ran the third touchdown in from 13 yards early in the second quarter. Bartlett punched in the two-point conversion to give the Braves a three touchdown lead.
Bartlett would score the final touchdown of the first half with a five-yard scramble to give the Braves a commanding 28-0 lead heading into halftime.
The Braves final touchdown would come from a six yard run by Trenton Clark with 6:58 left in the third quarter. The two-point conversion was no good.
The Braves defense dominated the field, sacking the Warrior quarterback seven times, and pulled down two interceptions and forced two fumbles resulting in two Braves fumble recoveries.
Kirby Peterson led the defense with two solo tackles, four assisted tackles, two quarterback sacks, deflected pass, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery.
Joseph Balderas also had a big night with three solo tackles four assists, a sack. Homecoming King Micah Dupris didn’t let all his subjects do all the work as he finished with three solo tackles, two assists, and an interception.
Rardy Cook finished with six assisted tackles and a sack.
The Braves offense finished the game with three players rushing for more than 50 yards. Dominic Emery finished the game with 72 yards on 10 carries with one touchdown, Trevor Bad Warrior walked away with 68 yards on six carries and a touchdown, and Clay LaPlante finished with 68 yards on six carries. Kaytanna Bartlett finished the game with 46 yards rushing on 10 carries and one, 36 yard reception, along with a rushing and passing touchdown. The Braves finished with 340 yards total offense.
The Braves get the week off from games as they head into their bye week. The Braves will take the time to prepare for a tough Todd County Falcon squad who are currently 3-1 on the season. The Braves who are currently sitting third behind the Falcons in region standings, will travel to Mission next Friday night for the contest which is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. MDT.
The Braves will play their final home game on October 17, 2014 against Mobridge-Pollock and final regular season game against Belle Fourche on October 23.
Funeral services for , 47, of Fort Yates, will be Monday, Sept. 22nd at 11:00AM, CDT, at Assumption of Mary Catholic Church, Kenel, SD. Burial follows at Chase Alone Family Cemetery, south of Kenel. Visitation will be from 4-5:00PM Sunday at Stout Family Funeral Home, Mobridge, leaving in procession afterward to the Kenel Community Center for visitation from 6:00-10:00PM, with services at 7:00PM. Wesley entered the spirit world Sept. 16, 2014 in Bismarck.
Beverly Ann Muzzy, 65, of Pierre, passed away Thursday, September 11, 2014. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 10:00am at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Pierre. Bev was born in Mobridge, SD on July 19, 1945. Her parents are Basil Ducheneaux, Henry and Virginia Seidel. Bev spent her early years in Mobridge, growing up with her sisters Kim (Marty) and Melinda (Don) Seidel and her brothers Melvin (Jane) Ducheneaux, Roger (Kris) , Russ (Kathy), Rick (Bonnie), and Rodney (Tina) Seidel. She married Louis Muzzy on June 28th, 1969 in Los Angeles, CA. They had daughters Kristie and Beth Muzzy. They lived in Pierre for 38 years where she worked as a counter clerk at UPS for 28 years. She enjoyed the outdoors, boating, fishing, softball and especially spending time with her grandchilden Kayla Spencer, Kyle Tibbetts, Kellie Parker, and Braelyn Muzzy. She also enjoyed spending time with her great granddaughter Cayci Spencer. She was such a loving, kindhearted, tender lady. She was always friendly to everyone and had such a wonderful, beautiful smile. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her. Other family survivors are the Muzzy family, Charles (Delores) Muzzy, Becky Carpenter, and Cathy Allison and several nieces and nephew. She was preceded in death by her mother Virginia, her father Basil, her brothers Melvin Ducheneaux and Roger Seidel and marital parents Frank and Helen Muzzy. Condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.feigumfh.com