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James “Jimmy” Dogg

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Funeral services for James “Jimmy” Dogg, 63, of McLaughlin, will be Saturday, April 12th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Founding Mothers Blue Gym, McLaughlin. An all-night wake begins with services at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the McLaughlin Blue Gym. James entered the spirit world April 1, 2014, at Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck. Arrangements entrusted to Stout Family Funeral Home of Mobridge.

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Keith Grindstone

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Funeral services for Keith Grindstone, 34, of Bismarck, N.D., formerly from Little Eagle, S.D., will be Saturday, April 12, at the Little Eagle Blue Gym at 1:00 p.m.. Burial follows at Good Shepherd Episcopal Cemetery, Little Eagle. Visitation will be Friday, April 11th, from 6-8:00 p.m., with services at 7:00 p.m. at Stout Family Funeral Home, Mobridge. Keith entered the spirit world March 30, 2014, in Bismarck, N.D.

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Clayton Frank Simon

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Clayton Frank Simon was born July 28,1962, in Gettysburg, SD.  He joined his proud parents: Jean and Robert “Sonny” Simon Jr and two siblings, Lora and Clinton.  He was raised on the family farm 11 miles east of Eagle Butte. While growing up on the farm he learned a love of the outdoors.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was known as one of the “best shots” in the country.  He started with a sling shot at a young age, then advanced to a BB gun and eventually to a single shot 22 that his Great-uncle Spike gave to him.  By the time he was seven, he was regularly shooting prairie dogs with his Uncle Spike and was known to rarely miss a shot.  He even took to target practice in the house.  The baseboard in his family home was marked with BB indentions that were evidence of the mice hunt that he would partake in each night.  He was known to sit in the living room with his slingshot and BB gun and shoot mice as they would scurry across the baseboard of the room.  There was one night when it was said that he killed 21 mice!

Clay lost his father at a young age.  Clay was raised by a loving mother with the help of “a village” of very caring relatives and neighbors.  Clay spent a lot of time with his cousins Jesse Thompson, Duane and Doyle Simon, Jason Simon, Todd Petersen and Joe Rose, neighbors Lance and Oren Lesmeister, Kevin and David Haberman and Mike and Reed Haskell.  With all these friends and relatives there were always enough people to make a good baseball or football game on a Sunday afternoon.

Family was always very important to Clay. From the time he was a teenager all the way to the time of being a grandfather, he could sit down in a room and within 15 minutes every kid in the room would be flocked around him to enjoy his teasing and playing. His nieces and nephews were always very important to him and he always had a way of making special time for each of them.

He attended school at Cheyenne Eagle Butte and graduated in 1980.  He always said “School is not my favorite subject, but I have to go.”  He played football for four years on one of the best teams that Eagle Butte has ever had.  His junior year the teams record was 8-1 and they went undefeated (9-0) during Clay’s senior year!  During his last two years of high school, Clay’s mom re-married and moved to the Agar area.  Clay decided that he wanted to stay with relatives in order to graduate from Cheyenne Eagle Butte and stay close to his nieces and nephew. Clay lived with many loving friends and family during this time that included his sister, Lora, and her husband Walter, as well as several aunts and uncles.

During high school and upon graduation Clay worked at a local service station called “Larry’s Standard” until he moved to California in the early 80’s.  In California, he spent his first four year’s living with his cousin Hogan and her family while working construction with her husband Tom.  As time went on, he worked with other companies and ended up as a Forman for the Operators Union for the Tierra Contracting Company.

Before meeting and marrying Cindy in 1988, he met and fell in love with her two boys Jeramy, and Jason who initially called him “Uncle Clay.” After a short amount of time, the boys decided that it was time for their mom to meet “Cool Uncle Clay.” The boys set it up to so that Clay had to ride with Cindy after their football game to show her how to get to a pizzeria. They began dating, and were married July 23, 1988. Ten months later they welcomed their only little girl, Kayla Jo on May 19, 1989.  Kayla became a big sister 22 months later when they welcomed their youngest son Casey James on March 25, 1991.

Clay carried on his loves of the outdoors and shooting by teaching all of his children how to be handy with a gun. Clay often spoke of how his youngest son Casey was “a better shot with his pistol than he was.”  He recently taught his daughter how to accurately shoot a slingshot. There were a couple times that he had to hide his jealousy when she was shooting “better” than him! He made it clear, that he was the best shot around in his day, and she “hadn’t seen nothing yet”!

Clay would forever been known by all as “Papa” after the birth of his first granddaughter Raven Renee on August 26th, 1996. Papa instantly fell in love with his first granddaughter, and was shortly wrapped around her tiny little finger. Raven loved following him around and was often Papa’s little helper, ready to help fix, or tear apart anything he happened to be working on. Three years later, on June 7, 1999, Raven became a big sister, and the whole family welcomed Shylee Marie to the world. Then all of a sudden TWO little girls had Papa wrapped around their little fingers. After becoming a grandfather Clay would slowing forget how to use the word “No.”

On August 21, 2004, after the marriage of Jeramy and Cindy, Clay would happily gain a new daughter Cindy, and third granddaughter Erica Renee. Three years later we were all blessed with a pleasant surprise when Jeramy and Cindy announced they would be having another baby. February 14, 2007, our wonderful surprise Zoey Renee was welcomed to the world. Valentine’s Day would be forever cancelled in our family, and be known only as Zoey’s birthday!  In May of 2008, Peter Sanchez, began dating Clay’s daughter, and would eventually become like a fourth son to him.

Papa spent most Saturdays at some kind of sporting event, rooting for his granddaughters! Most weekends were filled with barbeques and lots of family togetherness. Clay was known as the family MacGyver, because he could virtually fix or build anything out of spare parts. He had a way of instantly becoming a special part of almost everyone’s life that he came in contact with.

Clay is survived by his wife Cindy; children Jeramy (Cindy) Pippins, Jason Pippins, Kayla Simon (Peter Sanchez), Casey Simon; granddaughters Raven, Shylee, Erica and Zoey; One brother, Clinton (Cathy) Simon; one brother-in-law, Walter Berndt; Nephews and nieces: Jimmy Paul Berndt, Elizabeth Berndt, Amy (Samson) Boutchee, Jennifer Simon, Jayne (Shawn) Hintz, Becky (Gabe) Hastings, and Robert Simon.

Clay was preceded in death by his father, Robert Simon Jr.; his mother, Jean (Miller) Simon-McClure; one sister, Lora Jane Berndt, and stepfather Victor James McClure.

A celebration of life was held on Tuesday, March 25, at the All-Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte. A service and meal was served. Father Dan Juelfs officiated the service and Ken Ripley of Kesling Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

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Vetal Eagle Hunter

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Vetal Eagle Hunter, age 72, of Eagle Butte, S.D., and surrounded by his loving family, entered the Spirit World on Monday, March 31, 2014, at the Cheyenne River Health Center, Eagle Butte, S.D.

He is survived by his wife, Mabel Ann Eagle Hunter of Eagle Butte; one daughter: Michelle Chasing Hawk-Patterson of Greenwood, S.D. Three sons: Wiyaka Chasing Hawk of Eagle Butte, S.D, Kola Eagle Hunter and Ake Eagle Hunter of Eagle Butte. One brother, Robert Chasing Hawk, Sr., of Eagle Butte. Two sisters: Bertha Chasing Hawk of Eagle Butte and Alexina Evans of Legionarre, IN.  7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

A one night wake begins at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the Old Agency Building at Eagle Butte. Funeral Services will begin at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 4, at the Old Agency Building, with Wiyaka Chasing Hawk Officiating. Burial will follow at the Alex Chasing Hawk Homesite Cemetery, Red Scaffold, SD.

Funeral arrangements have been placed in the care of Rooks and Red Dog Funeral Home of Eagle Butte.

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Claude Lawrence “C.L.” Maynard

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Funeral services for Claude Lawrence “C.L.” Maynard, 47, of Ridgeview, S.D., were Monday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m., MDT, at All Saints Catholic Church, Eagle Butte with Father Dan Juelfs officiating. Burial followed at the Mossman Cemetery. Serving as casketbearers were Fred Dillabaugh, Steve Gesinger, Marvin High Elk, Richard DuBray, Thomas Fischer and Larry Gus Anderson. We met at the 4–mile Jct. at 4:00 p.m. Sunday to proceed to the church for wake services beginning 7:00 p.m.. C.L. entered the spirit world March 25, 2014, in Toronto, South Dakota. Stout Family Funeral Home, Mobridge.

Claude Lawrence (C. L.) Maynard III, 47, was born July 12, 1966 to Ronald Wayne Maynard and Mary Lu Rousseaux in Eagle Butte, SD.  C.L. entered the spirit world March 25, 2014 in Toronto, South Dakota where he had been living for the past year.

C. L. went to school at Cheyenne Eagle Butte until 1st grade.  He then moved to Sturgis, S.D., where he attended Brown High School.  C.L. then moved to Denver, Colorado, where he earned his GED.  He went to work for the Native American Rights Fund for ten years before he decided to move back to Eagle Butte to pursue a life at whatever came his way.  C.L. then moved once again to Swiftbird where he was employed at Pte Hca Ka (Buffalo Program) for several years, also working as a ranch hand for several local ranchers. C.L. was a master of all trades, most notably he was an exceptional mechanic and had great artistic abilities.

C.L. is survived by his father, Ronald Wayne Maynard; his brothers, Wayne Lawrence Maynard, Preston Theodore (Lisa) Maynard and Justin Maynard; his sisters, Annette Marie Herren, Kelly Michelle (David) Chavez and Cheri Maynard; his step-daughter, Haylea (Cody) Rolf and step-granddaughter, Cailyn Rolf; nieces, Kimberly, Ayanna, Regina, Valera, Laca, Rose, Alissa; great nieces, Emma, Malaya, Icesis and Scarlett; nephews, Tylor, Marcelo & Marcos; great nephew, Urijah along with numerous other friends and relatives too numerous to name.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lu Rousseaux; grandparents, Theadore and Ruth Rousseau and Claude & Valera Maynard; aunts and uncles, Jr. and Lehla Rousseau, Ann Rousseau, Bob Rousseau, Rick Eberhard, Buster Maynard, Richard Maynard, Denise White Eyes and Wayne Ducheneaux; nephew, Lorenzo Wanbli Chavez and numerous other friends and relatives.

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Wade Chasing Hawk

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Funeral services for Wade Chasing Hawk, 39, of Eagle Butte, was Saturday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m., MDT, at All Saints Catholic Church, Eagle Butte with Reverend Matt Fallgren officiating. Burial followed at the Chasing Hawk Cemetery West of Red Scaffold. Casketbearer4s were Melvin Semon, Jules Uses Many, Thomas Collins, Jim Hunt, Rick Ducheneaux, Emery Long, Bervin Littleton, Russell Johnson, Jimmie Butler and Wiyaka Chasing Hawk. We met at 4-mile Jct. 4:00 p.m. Friday to proceed to the church for wake services beginning 7:00 p.m.. Wade entered the spirit world March 25, 2014, in Eagle Butte.

Wade Lewis Chasing Hawk, “Tatanka Unshika” (Poor Buffalo), was born October 20, 1974, in Eagle Butte, S.D., to Cecil and Lois (Makes Trouble) Chasing Hawk. He entered the spirit world at the Eagle Butte I.H.S. Hospital surrounded by his family on March 25, 2014.

Wade attended school at Takini, graduating in 1994. He was accepted at Western Dakota Vo Tech, however, was unable to attend due to illness.

Wade enjoyed the ranching and rodeo lifestyle, rodeoing all four years in high school, competing in Bull Riding and Team Roping and was the Regional Champion Bull Rider in 1991. Wade was interested in anything that involved the ranching lifestyle; he braided, often making hackamores and rope wreaths. Wade always helped local ranchers and broke horses along with his favorite horse Trigger. Wade eventually became involved in ranching with the help of Jim Butler, a long time family friend, and also ranched with Russell Johnson. He started ranching with horses, buffalo and eventually cattle. Wade enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He attended the Catholic Church at Red Scaffold. Wade will be missed by his family, friends and his dog Lady.

Wade is survived by his mother Lois Chasing Hawk, Eagle Butte; brothers, Blaine (Irene) Chasing Hawk, Wyola, MT, Leonard Chasing Hawk, Eagle Butte and Ed (Danielle) Chasing Hawk, Aberdeen, SD; sister, Connie Chasing Hawk, Eagle Butte; nephews, Kyle Chasing Hawk, Eagle Butte, C. J. Pesika, Timber Lake, Dustin Ward, Eagle Butte and Robby Chasing Hawk, Aberdeen; nieces, Jaymie Gonzales, Aberdeen and Markata (Wayne) Maynard; great-nephews, Lamon, Cecil, Ramsey and Jamerson Maynard.

Wade was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Chasing Hawk; brothers, Ben and Justin Chasing Hawk and grandparents, Paul and Esther Chasing Hawk and James and Lillian (Clown) Makes Trouble.

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Clarence Runs After, Jr.

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Funeral services for Clarence Runs After, Jr., 58, of Eagle Butte, were Saturday, March 29, at 11:00 a.m., MDT, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Eagle Butte with Mother Margaret Watson and the Episcopal lay readers officiating. Music was provided by Daryl Whipple and Wakinyan Maza Drum Group. Burial followed at Eagle Butte Cemetery. Serving as casketbearers were Aaron Runs After, Brazen Runs After, Gordon Runs After, Jr., Charles Swallow, Terrance Gutierrez, Patrick Rivers, Toom Sands, Terry Collinsk, Calvin Edwards and Kenneth West, Jr. We met at the 4-mile Jct. at 5:00 p.m. Friday to proceed to the church for wake services beginning at 7:00 p.m.. Clarence entered the spirit world March 24, 2014 in Eagle Butte as a result of a car accident.

Clarence E. Runs After, Jr. was born in Pierre, S.D., to Clarence E. Runs After, Sr. and Elnora (Pretty Bear) Runs After. When Clarence was a child, the family moved around because of his dad’s work, living at Old Cheyenne Agency, Pine Ridge and Los Angeles, California. Clarence has been affectionately referred to as Jr. throughout his life by friends and family.

Early in his years, Clarence Jr. earned a degree from Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  This achievement led to a long career of employment with the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Services and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in a variety of professional capacities.  He also served in the United States Army and was stationed at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center as a personnel clerk.  Through his career and years of travel he lived in South Dakota, Washington, D.C., New Mexico, and California.  Clarence Jr. enjoyed spending time with his family, many cousins and friends.  He also enjoyed taking a cruise and loved to drive as long as there was good music to listen to.  Clarence Jr. had a kind ear and a gentle laugh.  He will be sorely missed.

Clarence Jr. is survived by his mother Elnora (Pretty Bear) Runs After; siblings Cheryl Lopez, Patricia Gross (Andy), Sandra Madrid (Manuel), and Randolph Runs After; children, Kara Four Bear (Jeffrey), Sandra Wayne, Clarence Runs After, III, Justine Gutierrez, Carlos Runs After and Terrance Gutierrez (Angel) along with grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Clarence Jr. was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Runs After, Sr.; brother, Gordon Runs After, Sr.; sister, Janice Runs After and son, Levi Runs After.

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Wilfred Anthony Miner

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Funeral services for Wilfred Anthony Miner, stillborn infant child of Christopher and Samantha (Slides Off) Miner, of Eagle Butte, were  Wednesday, April 2, at 10:00 a.m., MDT, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Eagle Butte. A meal will follow, with burial afterward at St. Peter’s Episcopal Cemetery, Thunder Butte. Wilfred entered the spirit world March 8, 2014.

Stout Family Funeral Home of Mobridge entrusted with arrangements.

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Baby Slides Off

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Funeral services for Baby Miner, stillborn infant child of Christopher and Samantha (Slides Off) Miner of Eagle Butte, SD, are pending with Stout Family Funeral Home, Mobridge, SD.

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Germaine Keepseagle

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Funeral services for Germaine Keepseagle, 74, of Ft. Yates, N.D., were Wednesday, April 2, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Ft. Yates. A meal follows the service at the A.J. Agard Building in Ft. Yates. Burial will be at a later date in the family cemetery. Stout Family Funeral Home of Mobridge entrusted with arrangements.

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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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