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Youth Horsemanship Project gets funding for much needed boots

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The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe was awarded a three-year Department of Justice grant to establish a Youth Horsemanship Project. The grant provides free horse-care instruction to area youth, but organizers found they were unable to spend any of the funds on gear for individual youth participants.

This has caused a problem for the aspiring horsemen. “We found a lot of the parents don’t have the means to purchase boots and good riding boots are very expensive,” said Juanita McLane, Youth Horsemanship Assistant.  “Unfortunately, we weren’t able to use any of the grant money for personal wear.”

Sturdy boots are essential when working with horses. “The footwear is more a safety issue, so their feet won’t slip through the stirrup,” said Dennis Rousseau, Director of Game, Fish and Parks,  the program that administers the grant.

For more of this story look at our August 7th issue!

Dupree City Council discusses the need for pre-planning and following established procedures

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ust 4 at 7:00 p.m. for a long and discussion-filled evening including extensive discussion concerning situations in which procedures were not followed as they should have been and hindsight took the place of foresight.

Larry Reede and Jim Veit attended the meeting to address a bill the council brought into question at the last meeting pertaining to running sewage and water lines to Reede’s property.

The bill, which was sent to the council to pay the city’s portion of the installation, was questioned because the council did not officially approve the procedure and the amount it would cost, but individuals on the council gave verbal approval and Reede and Veit completed and submitted all of the proper paperwork necessary prior to doing the work.

Stambach awarded Anna L. Rowe Scholarship at SDSU

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as awarded the Anna L. Rowe Scholarship in Education and Human Sciences for the 2014-2015 academic year at South Dakota State University. She will be recognized at the College of Education and Human Sciences’ scholarship banquet held Sept. 6 in the Volstorff Ballroom at SDSU’s University Student Union.

Stambach is a sophomore majoring in early childhood education at SDSU where she is active in State-A-Thon, intramural volleyball and the Fishback Early Childhood Center. She is the daughter of Mark and Monica Stambach and is a 2013 graduate of Dupree High School.

For more of this story look at our August 7th issue!

In The Woods selected to UTTC Legends Diamond Hall of Fame

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Bernita In The Woods, from the Dupree area and a member of the Cheyenne-River Sioux Tribe

has been selected as a member of the Inaugural Class of the Diamond Legends Softball Tournament Hall of Fame to be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

Her recognition comes in light of her “outstanding play in the United Tribes Softball Tournament” according to the United Tribes Technical College President Phil Baird and UT Softball Chairman Steve Shepherd.

Charger to assume Dupree Snow Queen duties

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On July 12, 2014, Jasilyn Charger assumed the role of the Dupree Snow Queen due to the current Snow Queen being unable to fulfill her obligations.

Charger was the first runner up at last years competition and will have a few community service projects to complete before the end of her reign in November.

Starting the Parade

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Pete Longbrake along with grandson Dakota Longbrake led the Parade processional down Main Street during Pioneer Days. Dakota carried the U.S. Flag and Pete carried the American Legion Flag.

Eagle Butte 20-1 reorganizes for 2014-15

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The Eagle Butte 20-1 District School Board met on Monday night and swore in new board members and re-organized for the 2014-15 school year.

After the board conducted old business, newly elected board members Kyle Ward, Sami Ducheneaux, and Tina Neigel were swore in by 20-1 Business Manager Keith Watt to start their tenure for the year.

Charles Shupick was nominated by Tina Neigel to serve another year as board chairman. Shupick was renamed to chair after no other nominations were given. Holly Annis will serve as the vice-chairman for the next year.

Farmers Union announces Dewey/Ziebach Counties Day Camp date

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From electricity and internet access, to banking and farm inputs, rural residents throughout South Dakota depend upon cooperative businesses for access to many essential products and services. To celebrate cooperatives’ role in their communities, Farmers Union organizations across the state will host day camps for rural youth.

This year’s theme: “It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s Cooperation,” celebrates the superheroes that are our local cooperatives.

For more of this story, look at our July 17th issue!

Sunset on the prairie The evening sky west of Eagle Butte paints a bright canvas of orange and purple as the sun sets

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C.R.S.T. Telephone Authority continues upgrading plant facilities and network

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CRST Telephone Authority (CRSTTA) is once again investing in broadband network upgrades to provide more enhanced services to its subscribers.  Over the past several years, CRSTTA has been constructing fiber to all locations in their service territory.  This project will be complete in 2015.

As CRSTTA has been connecting subscribers to this new fiber network, subscribers have had increased access to high-speed broadband and Internet-based applications.  With access to the new network, the amount of subscriber generated data that is required to be transported from the CRSTTA network to the outside world has been growing.

 

 

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