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Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Concerned Consult Cutler About Closing Consolidations
Our Friends at the Dakota Radio Group report that South Dakota’s Farm Service Agency Director, Steve Cutler says he will continue to take input on proposed changes to the state’s FSA offices at upcoming meetings. Cutler attended two meetings in Dupree and Timber Lake yesterday. The two communities stand to lose their FSA offices; based on a plan put together by Cutler. An office in Eagle Butte could replace those two locations. Other offices in Kadoka, White River, Highmore, Woonsocket and Mound City are also on the planned closing list. Cutler says those attending yesterday’s meetings offered several comments and suggestions and asked various questions about his plan. He says most people in communities facing the loss of an FSA office are concerned that if the doors are closed-local businesses will see an impact. He says another worry he hears involves the additional miles that producers will have to drive to visit their closest FSA office.Cutler says the consolidations would better equalize the workload among FSA staff in South Dakota and in addition, would result in some cost savings of up to $100,000. His plan has been sent to Washington, D.C. and says once his suggestions come back, he will hold more public meetings and then a final report will be written and eventually be given a final look-see by federal officials. He says the process will take some time to complete. Cutler will continue to visit other communities that stand to be impacted by office closings.On April 10, a tentative gathering is planned at the Hyde County Memorial Auditorium in Highmore at 6:30 p.m. For more details, and audio sound bytes go to this link: http://www.dakotaradiogroup.com/mydailynews/MDNWednesdayMarch_28.htm
Remembering Loren Garrigan
It may please the good people of our neighbor to the East, Highmore, South Dakota, to read the kind words that Kevin Woster had to say about Loren "Diz" Garrigan. Not all of us here at the Holabird Advocate knew Diz, but he seem like the kind of guy that we would have like to get to know better. Our Publisher remembers him as the quite old guy at the end of the table at the Senior Center. From what Mr. Woster writes, Diz Garrigan is a great example of a life well lived. Here is a link to that article:
The Perfect Father
by Jerry Hinkle
Courageous dynamic Publisher
of the Holabird Advocate
The other day, I heard a couple people talking about their earthly fathers. As they reflected, I could tell that both had unresolved issues with their male parent. And since they are dead, nothing on earth can be done. As I look back on my own relationship with my father, I see the mistakes made on both of our parts. It pretty much evens out. He's not perfect and neither am I. That is the one thing I have common with my dad, as well as the other 4 people I touched on earlier. Nobody is perfect. Even on TV, there is no perfect father. Andy Griffith was a good father on TV, but hardly perfect. Even Ward Cleaver made a mistake or two. At any rate, both of those shows were 30 minutes long with commercials. That leaves 6 days 23 hours and 30 minutes of time in their lives that we never saw. In that time, Andy may not have there when Opie needed his guidance, or Ward may have worked late at the office, and both of them gave wrong advice or screwed up helping with homework.
The main thing we all have in common is that we all have a Father in Heaven who is perfect. He's never to busy to listen, and he always gives the right answer when it come to advice. Even when you're 103, you spend most of your day in bed, and you wonder why it has to be like that, you still have a perfect Father. There never was a sitcom dad more perfect than him. As we come to the Easter season, I hope you remember that!
North of 40:Say it with witnesses
by Red Green
"Don't spend more than one quarter
of your income on housing
or one third of your day on a bar stool."
When you tell your wife your plans, she often shoots you down in a flaming ball of testosterone. That's because nobody else was there. When other people are there, your wife will be much more supportive. Here's a short list of things that should only be said when you're with others:
"I'm looking at getting a new boat."
"I plan to quit my job next week. "
"A bunch of the guys are coming over to watch wrestling."
"I'm in pretty good shape for a man my age. "
"We don't really enjoy going out to expensive restaurants."
"I went to the casino and lost big time. "

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