November 15 2005

[b]Hometown Christmas Open House and Parade of Lights set for December 1st [/b]

Posted by Nicole
By Lucy Halverson

Presho Area Chamber members will host the annual Hometown Christmas Open House and Parade of Lights Thursday, December 1st. The open house will start at 4:00 PM and conclude with the 4th annual parade of lights down Preshos Main Street at 8:00 PM.
Participating businesses will be open extended hours to greet customers with holiday refreshments and to kick off the holiday shopping season. Many businesses will be offering seasonal merchandise and in store sale specials. The Chambers community room will be open and numerous businesses will have booths set up inside. It has also been reported that Santa Claus is expected to make an appearance in town.

November 15 2005

[b]Obituary[/b]

Posted by Nicole
Ila H. Wagner, 93

Funeral services for Ila H. Wagner, 93, of Reliance, SD were Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 2:00 PM at the Reliance Methodist Church with burial in the Reliance Cemetery at Reliance, SD.

November 08 2005

Posted by Nicole
Image: http://www.lcherald.com/e107_files/images/horsedrive.jpg




Horsemen Skip and Grady Floyd, Terry Moore, Larry Moore, Jerry and Laddy Christensen, Jim Murphy, Paul Sweeney, Tammy Griffith and Chet Hamer on his 4-wheeler drove approximately 50 head of horses from Faye Scotts ranch south of Kennebec to Presho Livestock Barn west of Presho for Scotts Foundation Quarter Horse Sale which was held Saturday November 5th. photo by Nicole Choal

November 08 2005

[b]Area horsemen and woman drive horses 15 miles to auction barn[/b]

Posted by Nicole
By Nicole Choal

Here in Lyman County many ranchers still uphold the long-standing traditions of our forefathers, one of which is the cattle drive. Although the trek may be considerably shorter that in the old days, many people can say theyve been on a cattle drive.

Now a horse drive, thats another matter. Faye Scotts decision to sell off most of her foundation quarter horses provided that opportunity. An opportunity Skip Floyd was anxious to take on. Skip asked me if I was going to drive the horses to the sale barn. I told him, if he wanted to, he could go ahead. And thats just what he did. Skip organized the drive, a drive in which approximately 50 of Fayes brood mares, yearlings, and two year olds journeyed 15 miles cross country from Fayes ranch south of Kennebec to the Presho Livestock barn just west of Presho. Mounting horses and taking on the challenge of herding 50 head of horses were some of the countys finest horsemen: Skip Floyd and son Grady Floyd, Terry Moore, Larry Moore, Jerry Christensen and son Laddy Christensen, Paul Sweeney, Jim Murphy, and Tammy Griffith, the lone cowgirl on the drive. Chet Hamer rode a 4-wheeler ahead of the others devising the cross-country route the cowboys and horses would take. The drive went really smooth thanks to those great cowboys, praised Scott.

Fayes mother Bonnie Bennett began a foundation quarter horse program with the purchase of her first registered mare in 1963. Although Faye had began raising her own quarter horses, after her mothers death and the subsequent sale of all Bonnies horses to settle her estate in 2002, Faye bought a large portion of the horses she had grown up with to add to her own herd. Now three years later, the poor horse market lead her to make the decision to cut her herd down from around 100 head to just 16 mares and one stud.

When asked if she was happy with the sale results Faye responded, The sale was about average considering todays horse market. Although the horse market is down, the sale brought buyers from Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. I am very grateful for all the local help I received in getting ready for the sale and at sale day, said Faye.
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