March 29 2006

Meth Awareness presentation to be held in Kennebec

Posted by Nicole

By Lucy Halverson

A public presentation on Meth Awareness and Prevention will be held Monday April 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kennebec Community Center. The public presentation will be sponsored by the Kennebec Women’s Club, Kennebec Town & Country Club, and the Eastern Star. According to Betty Jean Mertens of the Kennebec Women’s Club Darcey Jensen of Sioux Falls, a drug prevention and treatment counselor representing the Meth Awareness and Prevention Project-South Dakota, will present the program. MAPP-SD, focuses on raising awareness, and providing resources to provide pertinent information regarding the use, manufacture, identification of Meth.

Everyone is invited to attend. Coffee and cookies will be served following the presentation.Methamphetamine is a powerful central nervous system stimulant with a high potential for abuse and dependence. The drug has been availabe for years.

As the use of Meth grew, so did the problem of abuse. It became a cure-all for people wanting to stay awake, for weight control, for increasing athletic performance and to treat mild depression.

Today’s Meth is far more potent than Meth sold years ago, and the infiltration of Meth in society continues. It’s cheap and easy to make, which when combined with the long lasting high makes Meth a popular substitute for cocaine. A new generation of users has made Meth their drug of choice, leading to an epidemic of Meth and Meth labs across the country.
 Young children who live in or visit a Meth labs face a wide range of health and safety risks, including exposure to toxic chemicals, drugs, contaminated food, fires, and explosions. They are also at high risk for abuse and negligence as well as exposure to fire arms and violence.
 Did you Know? *During one South Dakota drug bust, law enforcement seized 19 pounds of Meth-enough to get 34,504 kids high.
Information and fast facts from the MAPP-SD website.

March 29 2006

Deadline to file for June 6 Primary approaching

Posted by Nicole
The deadline to file nominating petitions for the June 6, 2006 Primary Election is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 4.
According to Lyman County Auditor Pam Michalek the following petitions have been filed.Pam Michalek, Republican for auditor; Tracy Brakke, Republican for Register of Deeds; Don Manger, Republican for Sheriff; and Kim Halverson, Kennebec; Ryan Huffman, Vivian; and Randy Holmquist, Reliance all Republican candidates for county commission. County commission incumbent Steve Perry, Presho is still circulating his petition. No other petitions remain out at press time.

March 29 2006

Christensen Realty opens in Presho

Posted by Nicole

Robert Christensen of Presho received his real estate license March 22, 2006. Prior to receiving the license, Christensen completed 100 hours of education requirements for the SD Broker License with the Kahler School of Real Estate in Rapid City. On February 24 he took and passed the SD Real Estate Broker examination, and on March 10 was given the PRO ED professional education certificate for completion of responsible broker course.

Christensen is a former Kennebec area farmer/rancher who now lives in Presho. He plans to concentrate on agricultural real estate, but will also broker other land and real estate in Lyman County. "I hope to be of service to the Lyman County community," Christensen states. He will be working out of his home until he can find a suitable office space. Christensen Realty may be reached at 605-895-2624 or (mobile) 605-929-6276.

March 22 2006

St. Patty's Parade

Posted by Kim


The Blues Brothers float featuring the “Blarney Stone” and the Blues Brothers in jail won the Pat Konzem Memorial Trophy for first place in the 24th Annual Presho St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday, March 18, 2006.  Blue Brothers in jail were James Uthe, and Marc Moor and on the trailer playing Jailhouse Rock were  Vince Koenig, saxophone; Zach Koenig, trombone; Warren Berry, tuba;  Cameron Cosgrove, baritione; Adam Larson, trumpet; and Amy Kontz, clarinet.
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