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April 16, 2019 • Page 2 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com Sunk Boats Dave Says Be Intentional With Your Time By Daris Howard My daughter and her family recently moved to Alabama from California. They have realized there are quite a Dear Dave, Don’t Go Too Far few differences between the two areas. First, in California As a business owner, how do you find a life balance Dear Dave, they lived in Death Valley, and in Alabama they live in a between work and home? I have Our son is 17, and he is in school. He has a good part- lush area with lots of rainfall. This has translated into a my own small business, and time job, and my wife and I started teaching him basic great difference in the plant and animal life around them. sometimes I feel like I’m putting money management at a young age. He understands the Another thing that Celese and her husband, Jimmy, in too much time at the shop importance of saving, giving, and spending, plus he is set- have learned is the prices of the homes in Alabama are and not spending enough time ting aside money for technical school after he graduates much lower. The home they purchased in Alabama would with my husband and kids. from high school. Do you think it would be an approprihave cost them nearly four times as much in California. It Molly ate real-world exercise if we started charging him a very also came with a couple of acres of land. small amount in rent each month to prepare him for life Another big difference was there were no rivers or Dear Molly, when he leaves home? streams where they lived in Death Valley, so they were surThe idea of everything being Barry prised to see how many properties had some type of wain balance, on an everyday basis, terway running through them. Celese couldn’t believe the is a myth. It’s simply not posDear Barry, low price on one home they looked at. When they walked sible to perfectly juggle every I appreciate the fact that you’re looking for teachable across the property, they found it went right down to the Dave aspect of our lives every single moments, but I really think charging a teenager rent while edge of a slow-moving river. Property like this in California day. he’s living at home is going too far. Now, if he was 28 or would probably cost around thirty times the price being The key, I think, is to strive for 29, that’d be a different story. But as parents, it’s still asked for this one. In fact, property with a river running an overall balance over time. You your responsibility to provide a home for your 17-yearalong it would have been almost impossible to find in the know first-hand the long hours and how work can interold child. area of California they had moved from. fere with other things if you’re not careful. The answer It sounds like you’ve done a fantastic job already of “How come the price is so low on this place?” Celese lies in really being into whatever you’re doing. helping your son grow into a responsible young man. He asked. When you’re not at your shop or taking care of workknows how to work, and he has grasped the basic con“Two reasons,” the realtor said. “The first reason is related matters, actively participate in conversations cepts of managing money. I meet people three times his snakes.” with your spouse and kids—and listen. Spend time with age on a regular basis who still haven’t done that. With This excited Jimmy. Snakes fascinated him. He had them! Turn off your cell phone when you go on dates this kind of start, I’ve got a feeling your kid will be fine. owned a boa constrictor when they lived in California, but with your husband and when you take your kids on outI also think, with this kind of start, he has a great he had to give it away when they moved. ings. chance of becoming wealthy some day! “What kind of snakes?” Jimmy asked. When you’re with your family you should really be —Dave “Water moccasins and brown snakes,” the realtor rewith them. Then, when you have to work, chances are plied. they won’t be so upset, and you’ll feel better about The thought of snakes made them forget to ask any things, too! more questions; Celese because of the nervousness, and —Dave Jimmy because of excitement. However, Jimmy was not * Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business, and CEO of Ramsey Solutions. He has authored familiar with water moccasins, so he decided to read more Check out the seven best-selling books, including The Total Money Makeoabout them. ver. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 12 million Celese and Jimmy continued to look at other houses, listeners each week on 575 radio stations and multiple digital and in the evening, Jimmy looked up water moccasins and for great specials at your platforms. Follow Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on learned that they mostly only live in the South East part local restaurants! the web at daveramsey.com. of the United States. Jimmy was excited to find out more In Print and Online! and talked Celese into going back to look at the property again. As they walked along the river, Celese remembered a question she had from the first time on the property. “You said there were two reasons the property was so PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem today appointed Supreme Court,” said DeVaney. “I started my legal career cheap. You said one reason was snakes. What was the secPatricia Jean DeVaney to serve on the South Dakota as a young lawyer many years ago in the State Capitol ond?” Supreme Court. The appointment fills the open vacancy building, and I am honored to return to the Capitol to The realtor smiled. “Sunk boats.” in the 3rd Supreme Court District created by the Late serve in this new capacity as a justice. I am very grateful “Sunk boats?” Celese questioned. “How did they sink?” Justice Steven Zinter. that Governor Noem has entrusted me with this oppor“Well, most people are quite afraid of water mocca“Patricia has 25 years of diverse experience in the tunity.” sins,” the realtor said. “This area is one with a reputation courtroom handling all types of cases from both sides of DeVaney graduated from Polo High School. She gradu- for them, so people come here to hunt them. In actualthe bench, first as a trial and appellate lawyer, and most ated summa cum laude from the University of South ity, there really aren’t that many here. Mostly there are recently as a circuit court judge,” said Noem. “She has a Dakota in 1990, and later earned her law degree from brown snakes which look like water moccasins but aren’t deep understanding of the law and its impact on people. the University of Virginia. She began her career in the poisonous. People will float down the river and shoot at Her work ethic and passion for public service was clear Attorney General’s Office in 1993, where she worked as the snakes.” in her interview. I’m confident she will be a strong addian appellate and trial lawyer until 2012. Governor Dennis “But how does that cause the boats to sink?” Jimmy tion to our state’s highest court.” Daugaard appointed her to South Dakota’s Sixth Judicial asked. “It is a great honor and privilege to spend the rest of Circuit, where she has served since 2012. “People floating down the river will see a snake in a my legal career serving South Dakota as a justice of the The counties of Brookings, Kingsbury, Moody, Miner, tree and shoot it. Water moccasins don’t really climb trees, Sanborn, Beadle, Jerauld, but brown snakes do, so the hunters are really shooting Hand, Hyde, Hughes, Sully, brown snakes.” Stanley, Brule, Buffalo, “But that still doesn’t tell us how the boats sink,” CelJones, Jackson, Lyman, ese said. Mellette, Todd, Tripp, “Quite often the snakes fall out of the trees into the Bennett, Oglala Lakota, Fall boat,” the realtor replied. River, Lake, and Haakon “But surely a snake falling into a boat wouldn’t sink it,” constitute the 3rd Supreme Jimmy said. 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