Betty Lou DeMarrias

Funeral services for Betty Lou DeMarrias, 60, of Mobridge, was held on Sunday, May 11th at 4:00 PM at Stout Family Funeral Home, in Mobridge.

Burial was  private. A meal followed the funeral service at the Edge Event Center in Mobridge.

Betty passed away May 7, 2014 at Averra Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls SD.

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High school rodeo in full swing

Above, Cassy Woodward steers her horse through the line of poles at the Lemmon High School Rodeo


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High school rodeo in full swing

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Jerry Peacock/peacock.zenfolio.com

 

Dylan Lemmon looks across to the second barrel as she run’s the course at the Lemmon Rodeo

 

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Dupree School Board meets, citizens assemble to discuss Early release

Jan Wall and Mitzi Hunt, along with 11 other supporters addressed the Dupree School Board on Monday night regarding the board’s recent decision to end Religious Release Hour on Wednesday afternoon.

Jan Wall expressed her disappointment in the school board’s decision eliminating the release hour at the last board meeting. The board had decided to eliminate the release hour citing student safety and that some students were also falling behind in classwork.

For more of this story, look at our May 15th issue!

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Dupree National Honor Society inducts new members

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Patty Peacock/West River Eagle

 

Students that represent the ideals desired by the National Honor Society, high standards in the areas of scholarship (academics), leadership (school involvement and responsibility), service (community involvement), and character (being of high moral conduct and being a positive role model to others), were invited to join the Dupree High School branch of the National Honor Society and after the application process one new member was welcomed at a candle lit ceremony induction put on by the present members and their advisors; Connie Alspach, Gay Mraz, and Patty Peacock.  The new member is Lindsey Roark.

More of this story, look for our May 15th issue!

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Mini-grants available from Tribal Ventures

Mini-Grants of up to $1,000 will be available to groups such as cultural groups, youth groups, communities and reservation organizations and programs on the Cheyenne RIver Reservation

“We are so excited to provide this opportunity to the people of Cheyenne River,” said Eileen Briggs, Tribal Ventures’ Executive Director. “Tribal Ventures has provided dozens of matching grants to reservation businesses and organizations, but these Mini-Grants are targeted to smaller groups, organizations and communities.”

More of this story, look at our May 15th issue!

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Young entrepreneur prepares taxes for Cheyenne River Residents

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This tax season Jesse Carlson, a 2013 graduate from Dupree High School, staffed the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site hosted by Four Bands Community Fund in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. She and another Four Bands staff member prepared 431 tax returns, resulting in $1.1 million being refunded to residents of the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation.

“Thanks to Jessie, our VITA site was able to help 20% more people than last year. She is a dedicated young person that can serve as an example to others,” says Kristen Stambach, Loan and Outcomes Coordinator at Four Bands, and also a person Carlson says has been a mentor. Stambach has been working with Carlson since 2011 when she enrolled in Four Bands’ Youth Entrepreneur Internship program.

For more of this story look at our May 15th issue!

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Good Morning, coffee is on and its just a rainy day today, hope you all have a good day anyways!

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2014 C-EB Prom royalty crowned

Cheyenne Eagle Butte seniors D’Aryn Lends His Horse and Wyatt Knight were crowned Prom King and Queen on Saturday during the C-EB Prom.  Watch next week’s issue for more prom pictures.


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CRYP to Offer Art Classes for New Outdoor Art Park

The Cheyenne River Youth Project is proud to announce that they will soon open its new outdoor art park on its campus. To launch the new space, CRYP will be offering the Art of Creative Lettering classes with renowned graffiti artist Peyton Russell. The classes are open to 10 students ages 10-15 and will be offered from May 12th to the 16th from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The week will conclude with an art show on Saturday, May 17th, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the new park. The graffiti wall and outdoor art space which will be open to teens to create works of their own. Art supplies for the classes will be provided by CRYP

For more check out our May 8th issue!

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Podcasts

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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