Bison Courier, December 13, 2012

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Volume 30 Number 26 December 13, 2012
Includes Tax
Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429 Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198
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which is the estimated cost of a new building. Last month board members were given forms to evaluate Superintendent Kraemer for the past school year. These forms were compiled and discussed in executive session, privately and then with Kraemer. The board’s consensus was that Kraemer was evaluated as “above average”. No other decisions were made on this issue at this time. After a few months of searching for basketball coaches the Board has offered contracts as follows: Corbin Alley for varsity boys basketball and 7th and 8th boys basketball; Sarah Holzer for varsity girls basketball; BreAnn Nelson for assistant girl’s basketball. At this time no one has been found to be the varsity boys basketball assistant coach. All of these contracts were approved. A memorandum of Agreement with the State Department of Education was discussed. Kraemer reported that the school lawyer suggested that the Board approve it. The agreement asks for much personal information on each student. The board wants to know what the information is used for and what it has and would it accomplish. As a result it was the board’s decision NOT to sign the agreement. Kraemer will research more about the agreement and inform the board in the future. The floor at the Fair Building needs some attention because it is not adequate for students that practice basketball there. Board member Marcie Brownlee-Kari wonders who is responsible to keep it in good shape. She questions if the school should continue to pay money to lease the Fair Building since it is used only two months out of the year. Cleanliness in the bathrooms and the building in general also needs to be addressed. Dan Beckman, Northwest Area Schools Education Coop representative from the school board, gave a report on a recent meeting he attended. The special ed speech teacher who worked at the Bison and Harding County schools has resigned. Now the coop is searching for another person to fill this position. In the coop a car is now available for driver’s education to teach students how to drive. A driver’s ed teacher is also available from the coop. This could be a program the school could implement. Kraemer proudly displayed the plaque won by the Oral Interp students at the State Competition in Yankton. The group received a superior to earn this plaque. In other action: •The board passed a motion to advertise for an Assistant Athletic Director. •The Board agreed to dispose of some surplus old encyclopedias and walk-in freezer parts. •The audit report was approved. •The Board approved a motion to authorize the Board President Dan Kvale to send communications affirming the administrative handling of a complaint.
New shop and classrooms needs further research
By Teddi Carlson All five school board members convened monday night to make important decisions at their regular monthly session. For many months the board has discussed possible ways to solve the problems that have developed at the shop building. In the first phase it leaks when it rains or snow melts on the roof and secondly mold could be developing because of the leaking condition. Art teacher Tarina Kopren who was present said, “ I don’t want to work in a building where there’s mold. It wouldn’t be good for the students.” Mice have also been seen in the building at times. The board agreed that something must be done soon before more problems develop. Board member Angie Thompson researched the possibility of getting a grant to construct a new shop building that could house a shop and two classrooms. however, she found that no grants are available other than a USDA loan. Presently the board has ear marked $300,000. for this building. Could a governor's home be used for this purpose? Superintendent Kraemer commented that the school could not reach the requirements to purchase one. Another idea was to use pre-fab housing for class rooms as the Faith Public School used for many years. Kraemer will research this idea to determine if that could be a possibility. At any rate the Board continues to work at solving these problems without spending a half million dollars to accomplish this
Town Board will research storm sewer project further
By Gladys Jackson The Bison Town Board met with one member (Dave Kopren) absent on Monday evening, December 10 to, among other items; vote on the long-debated storm sewer project. Before a vote was taken, Chairman Chapman stated he wished the whole Board were in attendance for this, but opened the floor for discussion. Mike Lockert had done some homework and told the Board he didn’t think the Town could afford to do this whole project at one time as it would leave the Town without enough money in a cash reserve account, and every business needs a cash reserve for emergencies, etc. He had had several citizens approach him with concerns about more water being sent to the City Park as well as putting the holding pond in the middle of Town. He also received questions as to why not use the larger pipe as it will take longer to drain with the proposed 24” pipe. Mike felt that if the storm sewer project was done in phases, it might mean a little more paid in engineering fees, but it would be worth it in the long run to have a more feasible plan. He presented an idea where Main Street reconstruction would wait, and a new Main Street grant could be applied for after the first phase of the storm sewer was completed. This would make it easier to get a grant for Main Street, which is more like a 60/40 grant. He proposed that the first phase of the storm sewer project be from Main Street west past Terry Haggarts and that the idea of a holding pond be built at the end of this line somewhere rather than in the middle of Town. The idea of getting a better grant for the Main Street reconstruction part of the sewer project interested the rest of the Board. Chairman Chapman asked Mike to check into all of this, make some phone calls and report back at the upcoming Special December 28th board meeting. Hopefully, the whole Board can be present to make a decision then. Shortly before the Board Meeting began, members of the Board, along with Finance Officer Beth Hulm had attended a short security camera demonstration at the Bison Bar. Other items of business were conducted which included some airport validation paperwork in regard to the Airport Improvement Plan which includes a new 4,000 gallon gas tank with spill containment as well as a credit card system to be installed for gas. This would cost the Town 5% of the total cost or $7,750.00 if completed in 2014. This is entitlement money from the Division of Aeronautics, which consists of a use it or lose it clause. The Board voted to approve this plan, but with a much smaller 1,000 gallon gas tank as they believe a 4,000 gallon tank is overkill. This would bring the cost down significantly also. Juell Chapman, Matthew Butsavage and Heath McKinstry were authorized as a committee to attend the upcoming December 13th PCRWS board meeting. Beth Hulm reported on the recent Election School she attended in Rapid City for Municipalities and Schools and Mike Lockert reported on the 2012 Airports Fall Seminar he attended in Bismarck, which was put on by the District Office of the FAA. Both felt the meetings were very worthwhile. Heath McKinstry gave a status report on several projects. He informed the Board that A-1 Sewer out of Rapid City had been up to check out the sewer line from the water tower east to Kirby Chapman’s. This line needs to be relined as the pipe is cracked in several places. Work needs to be done on the back-hoe; he will call Titan and Dustin Tenold. Employee Larry Hendricks will be taking his CDL test before January 15th. Heath will be taking an Emergency Management test on-line to become certified. Tests on the two water towers in Town showed some upkeep being needed at the blue tower and the stand pipe in the big tower may have 3-5 good years left. The main break in the pump house has been fixed temporarily and is working. Heath reported that the tree pit in the east dug out at the dump has been cleaned out and all the metal has been baled. It was now time for the second reading of the Employee Handbook which was read, reviewed and approved. Employee Job Descriptions were read and discussed. The Board instructed the Finance Officer to further complete Job Descriptions for all employees. The Board then held Employee Evaluations and Executive Session for personnel pursuant to SDCL 1-25-2(1).
You are invited to the Grace Baptist Church Christmas program, Sunday, December 16 at 2 p.m.
Highlights & Happenings
Prairie Lounge Meeting room, Bison, SD at 1:30 pm. Three board member terms will end: Don McKinstry, Bob Reder and Max Matthews. There will be an election held to fill these 3 positions, along with other business and discussions. Arrow Transit provides transportation for appointments, shopping and more. Rapid city trips are 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday for $30.00. Lemmon to Bismarck trips are 2nd Wednesday
Bison FFA ordered extra fruit, meat, cheese, and nuts again this year. Please contact our advisor, Mrs. Ryen, at 244-5961 to place your order. The annual meeting and election of the Perkins County Predator Control Association will be December 4, 2012 in the
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Cardinals lose home opener to Panthers
The Cardinals played their second game of the young Girls Basketball season at home last Thursday evening when they hosted the Timber Lake Panthers. The Cards struggled to find good shots against their Little Moreau Conference opponents and ended the game with 17 points to the Panthers’ 83. The TL team came out firing in the first quarter and had 14 points on the board before Brianna Sexton got a shot to fall for the Cards with 1:48 left in the first quarter. The Panthers’ Kristie Mettler put on a fast break and lay-up clinic scoring 12 of TL’s first quarter points. The Panthers continued their scoring assault in the second quarter adding 27 points to their side of the board. The Cards could only come up with three more in the second off a basket by Stephanie Kolb and one of two free throw attempts by Madison Hulm. As the teams headed to the locker rooms at the half the score read 545. The Cardinals had their best scoring quarter in the third, adding ten points off two baskets each by Sydney Arneson and Kimberly Peck, and another twopointer from Kolb. The Panthers continued to pour it on and went into the fourth up by 15-64. The Cards only scored once more in the fourth when Sexton landed her second two-pointer halfway through the quarter. Each team on Thursday had a player sustain a concussion during the game. A JV player for the Panthers had to be taken to Hettinger in the ambulance and at the end of the varsity game, Bison’s Lenae McKinstry joined her in the West River Medical Center Emergency
Madison Hulm playing defense against the Timber lakePanthers. Also pictured is Elisa Veal. Room after taking an elbow to the head during the game. Both girls were released that evening and are doing well. The Lady Cards play next on Friday, December 14 at home with Wakpala. It will be a double feature as both the girls’ and boys’ teams will be hosting the Sioux beginning at 4:30 p.m.
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Select the perfect Christmas Tree using these tips
About 36 million Christmas trees are sold between Thanksgiving and Christmas. While artificial trees enjoyed increased sales for the past decade, those sales have stagnated and now there is a return to having the traditional tree, says John Ball, SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist. "A traditional Christmas tree is also the environmentally friendly way to celebrate the holidays. The average artificial Christmas tree has a life span of six years before it ends up in a landfill. The traditional Christmas tree, while used only one season, can become valuable mulch, a winter bird feeder or even used as a fish habitat after the holidays," Ball said. Here are some tips on picking out the perfect tree. The way to obtain the freshest tree is to harvest it yourself at a chooseand-cut Christmas tree farm, Ball says. "This way you are guaranteed a "fresh" tree rather than one that may have been harvested several weeks earlier," he said. If cutting your own tree is not possible, Ball says to use these tips to check for freshness at a Christmas tree sales lot. First, give the tree a light but vigorous shake. Only a few interior needles should fall out of the tree if it is fresh. If a pile of brown needles appears on the ground below the tree, particularly from the branch tips, it is not a fresh tree. Next, reach into a branch and pull the needles gently through your hand as you move out towards the tip. The needles should bend, not break, as your fingers run across them and the branch should only slightly bend. Regardless of whether you buy a tree from a lot or cut it yourself, once you get the tree home, leave it outside while you set the stand up. Ball says the choice of a stand is probably the most critical factor in maintaining the freshness of the tree once in the home. "The stand should be able to hold one-half to one-gallon of water as the new Christmas tree may absorb up to this amount in the first day," Ball said. A good rule-of-thumb he shares is a tree will use 1 quart of water per day for every inch trunk diameter at the base. If you have a tree with a 3-inch base, it may use 3 quarts of water per day. Just before you bring the tree in the house cut the base about oneinch from the bottom. Ball says this will open the sap-filled tracheids the pores responsible for transporting water - and allows water to be absorbed into the tree. The base cut does not have to be slanted; the angle makes little difference in the amount of water absorbed. Once the tree is in the stand add water and then, Ball says to neverlet the stand become empty. "If the stand becomes empty for more than six hours, the tree's pores plug up. Water uptake will then be significantly reduced, the tree will dry out and the needles will soon begin to fall," he said. "If the tree stand does dry up for half a day or more there is nothing that can be done other than pull the tree out of the stand and recut the base - not a pleasant task once the lights and ornaments are already up." Ball also says that nothing needs to be added to the water in the stand to improve needle retention. "The commercial "tree fresher" products do not significantly increase the life of the tree and the home remedies such as aspirin, sugar, soft drinks and vodka do not work and may be harmful to pets that may drink from the stand," he said. Place the stand in a spot that receives only indirect light from the windows and not near any heat duct. Ball says this will reduce water loss from the tree and prolong its freshness. "Another tip to prolonging freshness is to start out with a clean stand. Before setting up the tree wash the stand out with a solution of about a capful of bleach to a cup of water, to reduce the growth of microorganisms that may also plug up the tree's pores," Which is the best tree? Ball says each species has its good points, but the Fraser fir is probably one of the favorites. "The tree is very fragrant, has excellent needle retention and the branches are stiff enough to hold ornaments. Balsam fir is another good choice though the needles do not last as long and the branches are not quite as stiff. Canaan fir, another popular fir appears to have qualities similar to Frasier fir and is also becoming a popular Christmas tree," he said. Pines are very popular with Scotch pine probably the most popular tree in the country. It also is very fragrant, has excellent needle retention and the branches are stiff. "White pine is another pine commonly sold at Christmas tree stands and has a fair fragrance, but the needle retention is not quite as good as Scotch pine and the branches are very flexible meaning heavy ornaments may fall off," he said. "White pines do have very soft needles and if you are going to run into the tree in the middle of the night this is the one." Spruces are not as popular of Christmas trees, says Ball, primarily due to their poor needle retention. "If you want to have a blue spruce as your Christmas tree, you probably should wait until a couple of weeks before Christmas as the needles may only last that long. Once the needles begin to fall, blue spruce are about the worst tree to have as the fallen needles are sharp and seem to find their way into socks and slippers," he said.
Blue spruce has the best needle retention of the spruces, but does not have much of a fragrance. The branches are very stiff, however, and can support the heaviest ornaments. White spruce, or Black Hills spruce is not commonly available though is used in the Black Hills. "It does make a nice tree, particularly when cut fresh but it does not have much of a fragrance and occasionally Black Hills spruce trees can have a slight musky odor," he said.
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On April 29, 1998, Peggy and Phil Pagliaro and their daughter, Hanna, received a blessing in the form of Nicholas James Pagliaro. He possessed the ability to light up a room with just a smile, even from an early age. He had compassion for the meek and wasn’t afraid to stand up to the Goliaths of this world. He received a citizenship award for his kindheartedness toward a fellow classmate. Nick (Pags) was a freshman at Steamboat Springs High School, where he participated in football (playing as a wide receiver) and played the trumpet in the school band. He always had a love for baseball and actively was involved in the Steamboat Springs Little League team. He not only had a passion for all sports, but he also enjoyed keeping up with his favorite pro teams and their various statistics. As the result of an auto accident that occurred on the way home from a cousin’s wedding Dec. 2, 2012, Nick went home to be with the Lord. He is survived by his parents, Phil and Peggy (Hatle); his sister, Hanna; as well as his loving grandparents, aunts, uncles and many cousins. Nick will be missed greatly by all. Visitation was from 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at Yampa Valley Funeral Home. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Dec. 9 at Steamboat Springs High School. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made at Wells Fargo Bank to the Nicholas Pagliaro Memorial Fund to benefit the Steamboat Springs Little League.
Mary P. Schuchard
but instead continued to make sure those close to her were alright. One of her favorite things was the Arizona sun and heat, and when she would come to visit South Dakota she would inevitably bring cold and rain, or a snow storm. Traveling (in warm locations) was a passion as well. Even more than the traveling itself, she enjoyed the quality time she got to spend with the family and friends who went along. A special trip she mentioned often was to Hawaii for her 50th birthday with her sisters who she was very close with. Grateful for having shared her life are her mother, Francis Krier of Pierre, son, Eric Schuchard and his wife, Amanda, of Prairie City, South Dakota; Mary's pride and joy were her grandchildren; Kiley, Jarett, Jozi, and Reave Schuchard all of Prairie City. Brothers; Joe (Cheryl) of Pierre. Tom (Jenniel) and Dennis (Donna) of Fargo, North Dakota. Tim of Albuquerque New Mexico. and Bob of Gibbon Nebraska. Sisters; Lori (Rick) Hofer of Scottsdale AZ, Colleen (Jim) Brink of Bothell Washington, and Lisa (Jon) Vandermaten of Pierre. 12 nieces and nephews and 5 great nieces and nephews and special friend Mike Heesacker of Apache Junction, AZ. Along with some of the most encouraging, courageous and loving friends anywhere. She was proceeded in death by her father Cleo Krier in 1982. Mary spent much of her last months on earth promoting breast cancer awareness. Please encourage your loved ones to get screened regularly.
Nicholas James Pagliaro
Mary P. Schuchard, 54, of Apache Junction, Arizona passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, in Gilbert AZ. She fought a courageous battle with breast cancer and passed from this earth surrounded by family and friends. Mary was born September 18, 1958 in Pierre South Dakota to Cleo and Francis (Doherty) Krier. She was the 6th of 9 children. She attended St. Joseph elementary, Pierre Jr. High, and graduated from Riggs High school in 1976. In 1979 she married Craig Mickelson and to this union, a son, Eric Paul, was born on April 24, 1981. In 1985 she married Roy Schuchard and moved to Watertown, South Dakota. After many trips to Arizona, she relocated permanently there in 1999 to the Phoenix area. Mary loved spending time with family and friends. She was always concerned with taking care of others. Even when her cancer progressed, she never complained,
Pastors Perspective
Christ Lutheran Church WELS
Pastor Gerhardt Juergen
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
Christ Blesses Spiritual Construction! The word of the Lord came to John son of Zechariah in the desert. He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. As is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: “A voice of one calling in the desert, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all mankind will see God’s salvation.’” (Luke 3:2-6) Construction Ahead Construction Ahead. The sign can’t be missed. It is large, orange, and the black letters seem to jump off the surface. It is a sign to which I need to pay attention, because it warns of obstacles, delays and detours. On the other hand, it also announces improvements are currently being made to make the road more safe and smooth. Construction Ahead. The sign could easily have been placed everywhere John the Baptist went, because his ministry was one of rebuilding a damaged relationship with the Lord. The prophet Isaiah offers this vivid description of John’s work: “Make straight paths. Fill in the valleys. Smooth the rough ways. Straighten the crooked. Level the mountains and hills.” John accomplished this important spiritual work through the “preaching of a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.” For all who took John’s words to heart, and believed his message and saw God’s salvation, namely a rebuilt relationship with God in Jesus Christ through repentance and forgiveness. As we honestly look at our lives life, we must confess we need help, God’s help. Since we are sinners, we cannot approach our holy God. Certainly we can try to reach him, but there is always another obstacle, another delay, another detour. This is why we need to listen to John and take his message to heart. John points me specifically to Jesus and the blessed work he did. Only in Jesus we see our spiritual reconstruction take place. The Holy Spirit straightens our crooked path of my disobedience through confession and repentance. The Spirit fills in the deep valley of our guilt with Christ’s holy life and atoning death. The Spirit makes smooth our rough and rutted way of our selfishness through the gospel of Christ. Jesus levels the mountain of our sin with Christ sacrifice saying, “It is finished.” Jesus’ life, his death and his resurrection give us the assurance we will not only see God’s salvation, we walk in it, and enjoy eternal life in glory. When we are on the spiritual road our Lord has set before us, it alerts us to our need to repent and seek forgiveness through faith in Christ. It also announces the joy and peace of a rebuilt relationship because of God’s undeserved love for us in Jesus. We prayer: Dearest Lord Jesus, I thank you for the gracious invitation through your message. As we prepare for Christmas open my ears to hear your call to repent. Assure me that you have accomplished the reconstruction in my heart through your grace and forgiveness. Strengthen my faith so that I continue to travel on the road which leads to you and eternal glories of heaven. Happy birthday! Since I know that you were born to save me. Amen.
Obituaries Dr. Charles "Chuck"/"Charlie" Uecker, D.V.M.
Western Horizons Care Center, Hettinger North Dakota, where he had lived for the past eight months. Though incapable of speaking during his last hours of life, he was able of have communion with his family before his death. He was born August 22, 1925 in Dickinson, North Dakota to Theodore, Sr., and Nanette Conner Uecker. Charles helped support his family during the depression by starting to work at the Coca Cola Bottling Plant in Dickinson at age 9. During the summers, he worked at various ranches including the HT Ranch south of Medora. At age 17, Charles enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served as a private first class with the 5th Marine Division, Company D, Second Battalion, 27th Regiment, which was one of the units that spearheaded the invasion of Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945 during WWII. Only 94 of the 248 men of his company survived the invasion. Charles was honorably discharged 5/8/1946 and received a Presidential Citation for his military service. After Iwo Jima, he was assigned to help care for Japanese Cavalry
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Funeral services for Dr. Charles F. Uecker, 87, longtime Hettinger Veterinarian were held Friday, December 7, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hettinger Lutheran Church with Pastor Kathleen Dettmann officiating. Burial with Full Military Honors followed at the Hettinger Cemetery. Visitations was Thursday, December 6 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Centennial Chapel of Evanson Jensen Funeral Homes. Dr. Charles "Charlie/Chuck/ Doc" Uecker, age 87, passed away peacefully December 1st, 2012 at
horses during the American occupation of Japan. There Charles was influenced to become a veterinarian by a Japanese Cavalry Officer. Upon returning from the military, he attended undergraduate college at Dickinson State University and Montana State University and then went on to earn his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1954. Charles married Edna L. Bentz on February 19, 1950 in Dickinson and they moved to Hettinger, ND after graduation from Colorado State. In 1961, he opened the West River Veterinary Clinic, which was the first accredited large animal veterinary clinic in North Dakota. He served on the North Dakota Board of Animal Health, the North Dakota State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners, and held all state offices of the North Dakota Veterinary Medical Association, including president. He served as a delegate to the American Veterinary Medical Association and was a Lifetime Honorary Member of the Veterinary Medical Association. In 1985, Charles was chosen North Dakota Veterinarian of the year. During his career, he published a number of articles in pro-
fessional journals, and was a guest speaker for topics related to large animal surgery and medicine at area/state and national professional meetings. After retiring from regular practice in 1993, Charles worked for the State of North Dakota as the State Veterinarian in 1995 and again in 1997. Active in the Hettinger Lutheran Church, Charles served at times in most of the church offices and taught Sunday school several years. He was a Boy Scout Leader and was active with the Hettinger Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, American Legion, and the Dickinson Elks. Chuck led a very active life. He loved the outdoors, hunting pheasants, ducks, and geese and would be out with his dogs and friends almost every day of the hunting season. He enjoyed reading, especially history. He built one of the largest model railroad lay outs in North Dakota in the basement his home. He loved planting and gardening and was awarded the Outstanding
Agriculturist Award from NDSU in 1993. He was a great father and devoted husband, still writing love notes to Edna several months before his death. Charles and Edna took care of their severely disabled daughter, Sherida, at home for 35 years. He will be remembered for trying to get the family interested in hunting, horseback riding, camping, gardening, and cleaning the horse barn. He was also known for having lots energy and drive, a great sense of humor, the gift of gab, and screaming during horror movies to scare the kids. Charles is preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Sr. and Nan Uecker, sister, Betty Nan Watson and daughter, Sherida. He is survived by his wife Edna, daughter Korliss (Jerry Grossman), son, Jonathan, grand children Elijah Uecker, Katya Grossman, and Gabriel Uecker, brothers, Ted (Nancy), and Jack (Clover), and numerous nieces and nephews.
William Leroy “Bill” Smith
William Leroy “Bill” Smith was born April 22, 1934, in Hettinger, North Dakota, the oldest of ten children born to Roy and Blanche (Amsden) Smith. Growing up he was known as Leroy, since he had a grandfather and uncle named William. He attended grade school at the Lodgepole School, three years of high school in Hettinger and in 1952 went to Brooks, South Dakota, to attend college. A short time later he met Alyce Sorensen, it was love at first sight. Leroy and Alyce were married June 26, 1952. Bill then went to work following
the construction trade, and frequently moved to where there were jobs. As they traveled they added four children to their family – Chris was born in North Dakota, Patty in South Dakota, David in Wyoming and finally Dawn was born in Montana. In 1973, Leroy went to work at the M-K Mines and lived in Hardin, MT, ever since. It was at this time the people at the mine started calling him Bill; however, he always remained Leroy to his family and Lodgepole, SD, area friends. In 1980 the couple bought land on the east side of town where he could enjoy his hobbies of farming and a new shop where he could fix up his Studebakers. Later he retired from the mine and opened Bill's Repair full time. Leroy worked long hours, evenings and weekends. He continued to operate his business until 2007. After a couple of years of retirement, he saw a challenge of buying an oil-lube business in Hardin, which he enjoyed running until his death. Leroy enjoyed collecting and work on Studebakers and was a founding member of the Studebaker Club in Montana. He was a member of International Order of Odd Fellows for over 40 years and a member of the Masons and Shriners for 35 years. He loved to
dance and could polka for hours. Leroy enjoyed a good football game with his eyes open or shut. Everyone knew not to change the channel; he always knew the score of the game, even when he had been snoring. Leroy loved spending time with his family and never wanted to miss a wedding, funeral or family reunion. Leroy passed away October 29, 2012, after battling lung cancer. He is buried alongside his wife of 54 years, Alyce, at the Fairview Cemetery, Hardin, MT. Leroy was preceded in death by his parents; wife Alyce in 2006; two brothers, Marvin and Duane; and three sisters, Leora Turbiville, Ruth Ann Thompson and Edythe Woodrow. He is survived by his children; Chris (Shelley) of Hardin, MT; Patty (Tom) Wilson of Billings, MT; David of Hardin, MT, and Dawn (James) Weber of Dickinson, ND; his grandchildren Christina, Yvonne, Bryce, Ethan and Elyse; great-grandchildren Mychailia, Christianna and Marisol; very special friends Tina Schneider and Pat Groomridge; two brothers, Larry Smith of Billings, MT and Randy (Mary) Smith of Mill Iron, MT; and two sisters, Helen Brengle of Gillette, WY, and Faye Nissen of Craig, CO.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 8:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 11:00 a.m.
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Class - 7:00 p.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.
Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: Morristown - 4:45 p.m. Lemmon - 7:15 p.m., Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Bison - 11:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Reva • Sunday School 9:45, Worship Service - 11:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
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Art and Marilyn Christman spent last weekend in Sturgis and were overnight guest of Chuck and Judy Lewis. They attended the graduation of their grandson, Ben Lewis from college Saturday. Wednesday evening, Mary Ellen Fried accompanied Wade Hofer and Raymond and Jean Aker to Rapid City for a Jason Gray Concert. Duane Fried was a Sunday caller at the home Mary Ellen Fried. Greg
Meadow News .................By Tiss Treib
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and Peggy Fried joined them for coffee. Fred and Bev Schopp attended the Jr High/High School music concert Thursday evening in Lemmon. Fred and Bev Schopp traveled to Timber Lake Friday for the Jr High Girls basketball game and in the evening, the Jr High Boys game. Katie and Kelly Schopp visited with Fred and Bev Schopp Saturday evening. Jerry Petik attended a Community Development meeting in Lemmon on Tuesday evening. Carolyn Petik attended Hope Presbyterian Women's meeting at Phyllis Schmidt's on Thursday afternoon. She also visited with Harold Kvale at Five Counties Nursing Home and was a supper guest of Irene Young. In the evening Jerry, Carolyn and Irene attended the High School Music concert in Lemmon. On Friday, Jerry attended the Grand River Grazing Association meeting in Lemmon. Carolyn was an afternoon visitor of Irene Young. Jerry and Carolyn attended the Grand Valley Community Club Christmas party in the evening. Saturday brunch guests at Petiks were: Connie and Wedon Gibbons of Pierre, Jessica and Ryan Hotchkiss of Huron, Curt Soehl of Sioux Falls, and Wayne Bartcher of Rapid City. The Gibbons, Curt, Wayne and Susie Bartcher were also Sunday supper guests.
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Al Treib helped work cattle at Ottman’s Tuesday. Al Treib made a trip to Bismarck Wednesday. Tiss Treib had lunch with Bernie Gunther in Hettinger Wednesday. Tiss Treib made a trip to Lemmon Wednesday afternoon. Al Treib took Tiss to Hettinger Thursday morning for her carpel tunnel surgery. In the evening, they both attended the Western Horizon’s Resident Christmas party. Al Treib took Lucas, Donna and Stanford Allen to Rapid City Friday. Jim and Patsy Miller picked up Tiss Treib Friday morning. Tiss took them to lunch and they all attended the Grand River Grazing Assn. Annual meeting. The Millers then treated Tiss to supper before taking her home. Lucas, Stanford and Dally Allen spent Saturday afternoon at the Treib ranch and were dinner guests. Al and Tiss Treib traveled to Hettinger Saturday evening to attend the Western Horizon’s care center employee Christmas party. They returned home that evening
Rosebud News ............. Tiss Treib
in blizzard conditions. Bridget Keller and Dawn Harris went to Lemmon Wednesday to set up their Keller Creations and Dakota Dawn’s designs at Modern Expressions in Lemmon. Bridget and Lil Albert Keller were Saturday supper guests of Duane and Dawn Harris to help Bridget celebrate her birthday. Thelma Sandgren was a coffee guest of Shirley Johnson one afternoon this week. Bob and Shilo Johnson left Wednesday to attend the National Finals in Las Vegas. Duane Meink visited with John Johnson Thursday. Duane Meink traveled to Rapid City Saturday. Duane Meink brought a meal to Helen Meink Sunday. Tim and JoAnne Seim were Saturday afternoon and supper guests of Bonnie Haynes. Tuesday, Thelma Sandgren attended a birthday party for Leola Witt. Others in attendance were Gladys Merwin, Nan Nash, Lorraine Kaitfors and Ann Weaver. Thelma visited at the Nursing home afterwards. Steve Sandgren came out to the ranch Wednesday to do a few chores. Thursday, Thelma Sandgren had an apt at the clinic and then
she attended the Western Horizon’s Care Center Resident Christmas party. Friday, Steve Sandgren picked Thelma Sandgren up and they met James and Marci Sandgren in Bison and then on to Sturgis. Thelma was a guest of Georgia. In the evening, they held a birthday party at Thirsty’s Bar and Grill for James and Mark Sandgren. Saturday, they went as far as Newell and turned around and went back to Sturgis due to the visibility. They returned home Sunday. James Sandgren came up to the ranch Sunday afternoon to do some chores. Christi Miller spent Monday evening with Jim and Patsy Miller. Jim Miller traveled to Scranton Wednesday and visited with his mother, Violet Miller at the Nursing home, on his way home. John and Noreen Green were Wednesday afternoon visitors of Jim and Patsy Miller. Tuesday and Thursday, Sharon Longwood spent the day with Jim and Patsy Miller. Jim and Matt Miller traveled to Rapid City Saturday; they had lunch with David, Nancy, JLynn and Jamie Miller. Christi spent the day with Patsy.
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aesthetic value. Living snow fences achieve optimum storage capacity when winter density is about 50 to 60 percent. Density will vary with the number and spacing of tree rows, tree species. The height of the trees is important since snow storage capacity increases more than four times when height doubles. A living snow fence needs to be located perpendicular to the prevailing winter winds and the area to be protected located downwind. The worst winter winds come from the northwest, north, or northeast. Living snow fences should be located on the north side of eastwest roads and the west side of north-south roads. They should be located a minimum of 175 feet from the centerline of the roads and no closer than 200 feet from corners or intersections for traffic visibility. Farmstead or feedlot windbreaks reduce the force of winter winds and create a sheltered zone or microclimate on the downwind sides of windbreaks. These wind-
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breaks provide protection from blowing and drifting snow. Without windbreak protection, farmhouses and other structures are at the mercy of severe swirling wind currents and snow drifting, requiring additional hours of labor for snow removal. Feedlot and livestock windbreaks can be used to maintain areas free from deep snow where hay and feed are stored. Livestock are able to get out of strong winds and driving snow, reducing animal stress, decreasing feed requirements, resulting in better animal health, lower death loss, and lower feed costs. Farmstead and feedlot windbreaks should be located so that the windward row is a least 150 feet from buildings, driveways and feed bunks to provide room for snow drifting downwind. There should be 75 to 100 feet from the downwind side of the windbreak and the area to be protected. There should be at least 50 feet between the windbreak and roads or other features that may be within the zone of the windward snowdrift. Also, the windbreak should be extended 100 feet beyond the area to be protected to prevent the drifts from forming at the ends. My source for this news release was the South Dakota Department of Agriculture Division of Resource Conservation and Forestry. If you would like more information about “Windbreaks and Snow Management,” contact Bob Drown at the Conservation Office at 605244-5222, Extension 4 or by e-mail at robert.drown@sd.nacdnet.net.
By Robert W. Drown, Natural Resource Specialist Windbreaks can provide protection from high winds and blowing snow. In open areas, winds lift, carry and deposit snowflakes. Windbreaks modify wind flow and distribute blowing snow. There are several different types of windbreaks: field windbreaks, living snow fences, farmsteads and feed-
lot windbreaks and livestock protection shelterbelts, all require proper planning, implementation and maintenance. Field windbreaks can be used to spread out snow across fields providing soil moisture for crops and forage production during the next growing season. Studies have shown that on average, wheat yields are increased by 15 to 20 percent. Field windbreaks need to be designed to have a 40% density in order to provide uniform snow distribution across a field. This can be accomplished by planting a single row of tall deciduous trees at 15 to 20 feet spacing perpendicular to the prevailing winds. Single rows should be evenly spaced across the field at a distance 10 to 15 times the expected mature height of the trees. Living Snow Fences are an effective method of controlling blowing snow. Living snow fences can be planted along highways, roads and driveways to provide public benefits, livestock protection, crop protection, wildlife habitat, and
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Lunch will be served at 11:30. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS David Witte, Secretary
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South Dakota FFA recognizes top leaders
The South Dakota FFA Association hosted 446 FFA members from across South Dakota at the 2012 State FFA Leadership Career Development Events on Dec. 2-3 in Pierre, S.D. These FFA members advanced to the state level competition by placing first or second at their district competitions. At the State Leadership Career Development Events, members and chapters were recognized for their success in 10 leadership areas. Winning teams and individuals advance to compete in their Career Development Event areas at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky next fall. South Dakota State Senate Democratic Leader Jason Frerichs addressed FFA members at the awards luncheon Monday afternoon. Frerichs shared the importance of agriculture and encouraged FFA members to be advocates for the industry. Procedure Parliamentary teams, consisting of seven members per team, demonstrate an FFA business meeting. Our state sponsor is South Dakota Farmers Union, and the national level sponsor is TransCanada. The state level team travel scholarship is sponsored by Monte and Ruth Mason and Brett and Tracy Kaltvedt. The team results are as follows: 1. GOLD - Lennox-Sundstrom; 2. SILVER - Highmore; 3. Harrisburg; 4. SILVER BRONZE - McCook Central; 5. BRONZE - Milbank The All-State Parliamentary Procedure Team is comprised of the top individual officer from each position. These competitors are the best-of-the-best in their respective position. This area is sponsored by Skinner Financial Services. Those selected are: President: Gretchen Rops, Lennox-Sundstrom; Vice President: Julianna Albrecht, De Smet; Secretary: Hayden Houdek, Highmore; Treasurer: Jordan Wittrock, Lennox-Sundstrom; Reporter: Victoria Krempges, McCook Central; Sentinel: Emily Heumiller, McCook Central; Student Advisor: Macy Moir, Harrisburg In Prepared Public Speaking, each contestant presents a 6-8
The Bison FFA participated in the Rushmore Leadership Roundup held in Rapid City. Earning plaques were Megan Serr- 1st place Ag Broadcasting and Journalism; Reece Leonard- 1st place Creed Speaking; Marranda Hulm- 2nd place Creed Speaking.
Bison FFA traveled to District 5 CDEs in Lemmon. Those attending included: (front) Sydney Arneson-1st place Marketing Team, Megan Serr- 2nd place Ag Broadcasting, Madison Hulm-Job Interview; (middle) Reece Leonard- 2nd place Creed Speaking, Shaley Lensegrav-3rd place Job Interview, Tessa Kopren-4th place Public Speaking, Marranda Hulm-6th place Creed Speaking, Shelly Peck- 4th place Ag Broadcasting; (back) Wrangler Weishaar-8th place Extemporaneous Speaking, Wil Kolb-1st place Marketing Team, Logan Hendrickson-1st place Marketing Team, Reed Arneson-7th place Extemporaneous Speaking, Beth Seidel-District Officer Candidate
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minute agriculture-oriented speech and answers five minutes of related questions. The event sponsor and travel scholarship are provided by Cargill, Inc. The national level sponsor is Monsanto. The results were: 1. GOLD - Becca Lythgoe, Tri-Valley; 2. GOLD Lexi Slack, Viborg-Hurley; 3. SILVER - Gretchen Rops, LennoxSundstrom; 4. SILVER - Audrey Souza, Milbank; 5. SILVER Kaley Nolz, Mitchell; 6. BRONZE - Colin Geppert, Kimball; 7. BRONZE - Cooper Eliason, Howard; 8. BRONZE -Allison Wicks, Willow Lake In Extemporaneous Public Speaking, an unrehearsed 4-6 minute speech is written and presented onsite. Each contestant is allowed only 30 minutes to prepare. Our sponsor is the South Dakota Farm Bureau. The national level sponsor is the American Farm Bureau Federation. Results were as follows: 1. GOLD - Katie Loutsch, Milbank; 2. GOLD - Nathaniel Steinlicht, Milbank; 3. SILVER - Maria Aguirra, Madison Central; 4. SILVER - Bailey Zweber, Hoven; 5. SILVER - Makayla Heisler, Newell; 6. BRONZE Chase Wallace, Harrisburg; 7. BRONZE - Nick Pardy, Howard; 8. BRONZE Sheldon Stewart, Chamberlain Job Interview challenges FFA members to complete a job application, write a letter of application, participate in an actual interview and compose a follow-up letter. Our sponsor is the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and the national sponsor is CSX Transportation. The winning person travel scholarship is sponsored by Kindra Gordon and Three Corners Agency, Inc. – Melissa Stearns, Agent. The results were: 1. GOLD - Kiera Leddy, Milbank; 2. GOLD - Rachel Schartz, West Central; 3. SILVER - Kaden Eisenbraun, Wall; 4. SILVER Janelle Paulson, Clark; 5. SILVER - Makayla Heisler, Newell; 6. BRONZE - Joellen Gonsoir, Groton; 7. BRONZE - Jade Maier, Bowdle; 8. BRONZE - Shaley Lensegrav, Bison Creed Speaking participants recite the FFA Creed and answer questions posed by the judges. This event is sponsored by Craig and Bonnie Dybedahl and Mike Ringgenberg. The national level sponsor is CHS Foundation. The results were: 1. GOLD - Jaclynn Knutson, Viborg-Hurley; 2. GOLD - Johannah Jenson, Arlington; 3. SILVER Riley Maier, Bowdle; 4. SILVER Logan Hoffman, BridgewaterSILVER - Tia Emery; 5. Pawlowski, Miller; 6. BRONZE Katie Martel, Florence; 7. BRONZE - Julia Loudenburg, McCook Central; 8. BRONZE - Kristen Hoffman, Bowdle In Marketing Plan, teams of students determine a local community need and create a complete strategy for marketing a new agricultural product or company to fill that need. The sponsor is Legend Seeds, Inc., and the state winning team travel scholarship is sponsored by Hurley and Associates. The national level sponsor is Bunge North America and Kerry Ingredients and Flavours. The results are: 1. GOLD - Viborg-Hurley; 2. SILVER - Gettysburg; 3. SILVER - Bowdle; 4. BRONZE Bison; 5. BRONZE - McCook Central In Ag Issues, a team of 3-7 students discuss the pros and cons of a major agricultural issue facing their area. The event is sponsored by South Dakota Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers, and the state winning team travel scholarship is sponsored by Dakota Risk Management. This event is sponsored nationally by Elanco Animal Health, a Division of Eli Lilly and Company. The results were: 1. GOLD - West Central; 2. SILVER - Howard; 3. SILVER Lennox-Sundstrom; 4. BRONZE Bowdle; 5. BRONZE - Milbank Ag Sales team members work together to develop a strategy for selling pre-determined products to specific customer scenarios. Participants also practice their individual sales skills by selling an agricultural product to a customer. This event is sponsored by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. The winning travel scholarship is sponsored by Eastern Farmers Cooperative. The results were: Individuals: 1. GOLD - Brady Dice, Mitchell ; 2. GOLD - Elise Schweer, Watertown; 3. SILVER Austin Etrheim, Garretson; 4. SILVER - Kate Westphal, Lemmon; 5.SILVER - Micah DiPippo, Mitchell; 6. BRONZE - Shanna Swanson, Waubay; 7. BRONZE Becca Cipland, Sioux Valley; 8. BRONZE - Austin Tesch, Watertown Teams: 1. GOLD - Mitchell; 2. SILVER - Rapid City; 3. SILVER Watertown; 4. BRONZE Garretson; 5. BRONZE - Lemmon In Ag Broadcasting/Journalism, students have 30 minutes to prepare a five-minute agricultural radio newscast and then "air" it. This event is sponsored by Ludens Implement. Results were: 1. GOLD - Brennan Basset, Sioux Valley; 2. GOLD - Kirstyn Fiala, Miller; 3. SILVER - Leif Bakken, Lemmon; 4. SILVER - Megan Serr, Bison; 5. SILVER - Cassi Binger, Hitchcock-Tulare; 6. BRONZE - Joshua Liester, Garretson; 7. BRONZE - Bailey Zweber, Hoven; 8. BRONZE - Cadee Nikolaus, Kimball The Junior Conduct of Meetings event is designed for high school freshmen to present a mock FFA meeting. This event is sponsored by Gary Bachman, Prairie Appraisal Service of Bowdle. The team results were: 1. GOLD - McCook Central; 2. SILVER - Highmore; 3. SILVER - Willow Lake; 4. BRONZE - Lennox-Sundstrom; 5. BRONZE - Viborg-Hurley.
Upon completion of CDEs, Bison FFA member went to the capitol building to look at the Christmas trees that were on display. Pictured from left to right are (front) Reece Leonard, Sydney Arneson, Logan Hendrickson; (middle) Marranda Hulm, Tony Gerbracht, Shaley Lensegrav, Megan Serr; (back) Paden Sexton, Reed Arneson, Justin Moody, Wil Kolb, and Wrangler Weishaar. Their picture was taken with some caroling trees in the background.
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go. I’ve been singing that to myself for the last couple days as the snow falls and folks are decorating for Christmas. We haven’t got much for snow, but there were reports of up to nine inches south and east of here a few days ago. Blizzard conditions are in the forecast and the temperature dropped to 8 below zero here on Sunday morning and 13 below on Monday. Brrrr - I wasn’t ready for this! A couple of neighbors got spare parts this week. Doug Doll had hip replacement surgery on Monday in Rapid City. The surgery went well and he came home Wednesday evening. Doug had the surgeon save the bone they took out of his leg. His daughter Katie wasn’t sure if her dad was going to use it to make one of those fancy knife handles he’s famous for or just feed it to Badger! Bill Johnson got a new knee on Wednesday and will get the other one replaced on the 20th of this month. Janet Doll said they saw Bill as he came out of surgery and he was already bending his new knee, so his surgery went well too. I don’t think these boys will heal up fast enough to get in the 9th annual Harding County coyote calling contest Saturday and Sunday, but we hope a bunch of people enter the competition. Registration will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14th at the #3 Saloon & Cafe’ in Buffalo. You have a chance to win a Marlin XS & 243 in a special gun drawing and a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Harding County Fair and the HC Shooting Stars. If you have questions call Wayne Lee at 605-866-4653 or Rob Fox at 605641-1195. South Dakota legislators met in Pierre for an informational meeting with the PUC on Monday and the governor’s budget address on Tuesday. South Dakota’s economy is outpacing the US economy, but Gov. Daugaard pointed out that while our economy is recovering, it has not recovered completely. The state has restored a structural balance and voters changed our Constitution to mandate a balanced budget. The state took in $1,291.3 million in total receipts this year, over 29 million dollars more than expected. The receipts forecast for the next fiscal year are estimated at $1,333.1 million. The governor’s budget, if approved, will increase spending by just over 3% for K-12
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education, K-12 special education, the tech schools, Board of Regents, medial provider inflation, and a pay increase for permanent state employees. The looming ‘fiscal cliff ’ crisis in Washington, the $16.4 trillion national debt, Medicaid expansion, and the continued drought are very real risks facing South Dakota. Gov. Daugaard recommends we proceed with extreme caution dealing with these issues. I only wish the federal government would use a wee bit of that same caution. Several people sent me this Jay Leno joke that fits the nation’s fiscal crisis so well: “Today in Washington, President Obama met with leaders of the American Indian tribes and they honored the president by giving him his own Indian name: 'Running Deficit.'” Although some of the "fiscal cliff" taxes could be avoided if a deal is made between the president and congress, new ObamaCare taxes are guaranteed to kick in on January 1, amounting to $268 billion tax hike. From Americans for Tax Reform: 1. The Obamacare Medical Device Tax - a $20 billion tax increase 2. The Obamacare ‘Special Needs Kids Tax’ - a $13 billion tax increase 3. The Obamacare Surtax on Investment Income - a $123 billion tax increase 4. The Obamacare ‘Haircut’ for Medical Itemized Deductions - a $15.2 billion tax increase 5. The Obamacare Medicare Payroll Tax Hike - an $86.8 billion tax increase We all know that the Affordable Care Act is anything but affordable. Health care and insurance premiums have skyrocketed and we are all facing $2,000-$4,000 in tax increases. The number of uninsured Americans is climbing while the number of doctors practicing medicine is declining. But did you know that the Affordable Car Act (Obamacare) will also cost you more when you take your animals to the vet? A newly released IRS rule states that a 2.3% device tax will be levied on most medical devices before they leave the manufacturer. The device tax will affect devices used to treat humans and animals. Those devices with dual human and animal uses include examination gloves, sterile catheters and infusion pumps among others. Get out your checkbook - this is going to get expensive!
My cousin Pat John sent me what he thinks is a perfect solution to the health care problem facing older Americans: While discussing ObamaCare with my sister-in-law the other day, I think we have found the solution. I am sure you have heard the ideas that if you're a senior you need to suck it up and give up the idea that you need any health care. A new hip? Unheard of. We simply can't afford to take care of you anymore. You don't need any medications for your high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, etc. Let’s take care of the young people. After all, they will be ruling the world very soon. So here is the solution. When you turn 70, you get a gun and 4 bullets. You shoot 2 senators and 2 representatives. Of course, you will be sent to prison where you will get 3 meals a day, a roof over your head and all the health care you need!! New teeth, great!! Need glasses, no problem. New hip, knee, kidney, lung, heart, bring it on. And who will be paying for all of this? The same government that just told you that you are too old for health care! And, since you are a prisoner, you don't have to pay any income tax. Problem solved!!
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The Prairie Doc Perspective - How to avoid rejection
By Richard P. Holm M.D. The dream of transplanting a functioning organ from one person into someone with a failed organ has been around for many years. It was 1902 in Vienna, Austria, where animal kidney transplant experiments began, but they found organs failed after a few days. Seven years later in France, slices of rabbit kidney were transplanted into a child suffering with kidney failure in a desperate attempt to save her but the child died about two weeks later. Every transplant rescue attempt always failed because of some unknown biochemical barrier. The cause of rejection came in the 1940s when a London scientist defined the body’s protective immune system. There to reject invading infections and infestations, the immune system would simply not allow for an organ with a foreign genetic code to be transplanted from another body. The first example where transplant actually resulted in helping the recipient occurred in 1950 when a kidney was transplanted from a dead donor into a 44-yearold woman with polycystic kidney disease. Although the patient’s body rejected the donated kidney as expected, the working transplant gave her remaining kidney time to recover, and she lived another five years. The second successful transplant was in 1954 when the immune system problem was sidestepped as an identical twin gave up his kidney so the other twin with kidney failure could live. Thus the new dilemma: most of us do not have an identical twin to come to the rescue if kidneys would fail. In order to transplant non-twin organs, the rejection problem needed solving. Finally in the 1960s, as we learned more about better matching for blood transfusions, we moved to tissue typing to match donors for kidney transplants. At about the same time, we also learned more about turning down the body’s immune system using medications originally used as chemotherapy for cancer. Now we can transplant hearts, livers, pancreases, lungs, intestines, bone marrows, as well as kidneys, with improving success, and with less rejection. This has been the result of hard work, using layer upon layer of scientific knowledge to solve the riddle of the body’s important immune system. Transplant is no longer a dream.
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to consider, many contingencies accessibility, p cluding handica ity and much By Beth Hulm night’s school Following Monday plumbing, electric charge as board members An engineer could board meeting, a final de- more. of the project total are no closer to making of a new much as 10% ction run, it would be cision on the constru house a shop but, in the long worth it, he said. building that would Jackson’s ms. Local conKari had heededhed an engiand other classroo , invited by Jackson s and approac warning tractor Bob Marcie Browna ballpark figure neer who offered Committeewoman 0. 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If he end up costing close have “bids comSarah Holzer, respect coach the lion dollars – will rk.” also ing out of the woodwo Kvale re- agrees, Alley would High team. chairman Dan Board any objections. would boys’ Jr. s, board memBuer didn’t voice that the project In other busines sense to drive ally wishes es. He’s now 4-5 have a set January 7 at be 9 to 10 employe up for winter “It doesn’t make down,” he said. go to a local contractor. “I bers tentatively it By Beth Hulm a half million of their annual strateshort as he gears workers can over it and pack actually be- hard time sending out of town,” 6:00 p.m. for in a row, “All we’re Coleman Avenue projects. Until more told to place tax dollars For the second month received gic planning retreat. County and there our local was sioners focusing on (long longs to Perkins be hired, Buer County Commis doing there is cally throughout has existed a long-standing argu- he said. said. Tracounty employadvised that patrols strategi planning,” Kvale rs resignations from Jackson further down, in- term) ly, the board would bring , Tracy Buer lost which entity is responwhere local operato over be written the county ees. In October e to assist ment for ditional and upkeep. A everything highway crew to a regular board much it will cost sible for its care could be hired part-tim two men from his their ideas back 5 removal. Gerbracht n exists in Lem- cluding how Contracts are imcontinued on page with necessary snow Foster had similar situatio and Assessor Rownea Last week, once the old change orders. will be r. mon. Railway Avenue, Commissioner Rusty lost a staff membe resignations d to portant, he said, and there d a couple of men Highway 12, has belonge more already contacte there were two assist. more the 1940s. employees – one county who would he told Perkins County since in the from county n maintains it. out there,” y crew and an ofThe City of Lemmo chairman of “There are guys from the highwa split her time Happenings zer, Mike Schweit Buer. Highlights & fice secretary who Attorney’s ofCommission, chairman of the Juell Chapman, the Perkins Countythose roads to between the State’s chickstopped by to deed extension office. chickens, smoked Bison Town Board, a check for would like to fice and the 4-H is holding Colony smoked turkeys, call Conbe done with the want to know the cities and personally present Commissioners ens and Bison Public Library employees. work that the HD raffle. Tickets 8 conversations. $67,264.31 for why they are losing e session a formal re- a Kindle Fire 3 for $10. The draw- nie 244-551 recently on some Bison recently made county crew did $5 each or Following an executiv at Skjoldal, Noand to sing his quest to the county board to help are hour during last December 13th, Bison streets that used up an Benefit for Gary Smoky’s in He would ing will ne held ac, official work crew. at n Ave. The town coffee. praises of the Wednesday’s meeting vember 17th the fix Colema Access the Christmas hes, an exit the board for allowing did apply for a Community taken to develop . Roast beef sandwic thanked tion was again Meadow chips at 6 p.m., auction “The guys and, if awarded, for departing Scouts are once Grant next spring assistance and said, interview process salads and to help with The Girl department Thanksgiving by Badger Horse their they’d like the county g funds. In holding a superb job!” employees. Countyed to come up at 7 p.m., music asked if there items can be the cost of a Chapman also the remaining matchin 8:30. Auction al- Turkey Raffle. For heads were instruct ce with snow recan enter to at City Council has to ask those who off at Smoky’s. item or $1 you could be assistan n Avenue this Lemmon, the with questions food and dropped $200,000 grant to- food from Colema their county jobs. ready secured a frozen turkey. All moval a leave is Bison’s main ng Railway Street. win when Buer proto the local food winter. That street town and is a wards upgradi Later in the day, larger proj- money goes letters from the g to be held Nois part of a much thoroughfare into duced resignation pantry. Drawin route. The That a joint effort of lost, Commissionect that could be designated truck 10 vember 19th. men he recently that route when again for a few continued on page county crew uses ers closed the door to plow county read and discuss they leave town more minutes to roads. them. work crew would Ideally, Buer’s
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I, Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer of Perkins County, South Dakota, do hereby certify that the taxes on the following list of real property have become delinquent for the year 2011. Certificate fee of $5.00 will be added to each description after Monday, December 17, 2012. This list may not reflect changes in recorded ownership.
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Joseph Jr. & Marilyn Azevedo Borresens Addn Blk 4 Lot 1 City of Lemmon,.....................$53.88 Edwin & Deborah Barnett Lemmon Original Blk 8 Lot 2 City of Lemmon, .................$109.17 Fred Berger & Ryken Family LTD Partnership NNE 4-16-11 Antelope Township, ............$167.34 Fred Berger & Ryken Family LTD Partnership SNE 4-16-11 Antelope Township, ............$150.01 Fred Berger & Ryken Family LTD Partnership SNW 4-16-11 Antelope Township, ............$236.01 Fred Berger & Ryken Family LTD Partnership SW 4-16-11 Antelope Township, ............$294.28 Fred Berger & Ryken Family LTD Partnership SE 4-16-11 Antelope Township, ............$346.14 Fred Berger & Ryken Family LTD Partnership SN 5-16-11 Antelope Township, ............$372.66 Fred Berger & Ryken Family LTD Partnership SW 5-16-11 Antelope Township, ............$288.57 Fred Berger & Ryken Family LTD Partnership SE 5-16-11 Antelope Township, ............$242.07 Fred Berger & Ryken Family LTD Partnership NE 9-16-11 Antelope Township, ............$363.60 Fred Berger & Ryken Family LTD Partnership NW 9-16-11 Antelope Township, ............$363.47 Fred Berger & Ryken Family LTD Partnership SW 9-16-11 Antelope Township, ............$346.08 Fred Berger & Ryken Family LTD Partnership SE 9-16-11 Antelope Township, ............$259.22 Fred Berger & Ryken Family LTD Partnership WNE 10-16-11 Antelope Township, ............$187.94 Fred Berger & Ryken Family LTD Partnership NW 10-16-11 Antelope Township,............ $469.09 Fred Berger & Ryken Family LTD Partnership SW 10-16-11 Antelope Township, ............$206.80 Fred Berger & Ryken Family LTD Partnership NSE, SESE 10-16-11 Antelope Township, ............$248.51 Fred Berger & Ryken Family LTD Partnership SWSW 10-16-11 Antelope Township, ..............$58.62
Scott Burdchett & Betty Styles Lemmon Original Blk 25 Lots 9 & 10, City of Lemmon, ...........$652.19 Robert Clark & George Clark SESW 30-19-17 Whitney Township, ...............$47.01 Doug & LaDonna Dauwen Lemmon Original Blk 15 W 70' of N 15' Lot 10 & W 70' of Lot 11 & 12 City of Lemmon, ..................$333.92 Doug & LaDonna Dauwen Lemmon 1st Addn Blk 3 Lot 6 City of Lemmon, ..................$826.32 Todd Dauwen & Stephanie Skjoldal Tower Hill Addn Tract Two Blk 9 Tract 6' x 140' & Lot 1 City of Lemmon, .................$415.55 Kenneth & Lori Erlenbusch SWNE, SNW, NENW 3-21-16 DeWitt Township, ...............$237.30 Kenneth & Lori Erlenbusch NE 33-22-16 Lincoln Township, ...............$111.10 Kenneth & Lori Erlenbusch ESW 33-22-16 Lincoln Township, .................$98.68 Kenneth & Lori Erlenbusch SE 33-22-16 Lincoln Township, ...............$149.18 Kenneth & Lori Erlenbusch NE 34-22-16 Lincoln Township, ...............$135.00 Kenneth & Lori Erlenbusch NW 34-22-16 Lincoln Township, ...............$221.13 Kenneth & Lori Erlenbusch SW 34-22-16 Lincoln Township, ...............$187.98 Kenneth & Lori Erlenbusch NE 35-22-16 Lincoln Township, ...............$111.09 Kenneth & Lori Erlenbusch NW 35-22-16 Lincoln Township, ...............$113.73 Kenneth & Lori Erlenbusch SW 35-22-16 Lincoln Township, ...............$208.45 Kenneth & Lori Erlenbusch SE 35-22-16 Lincoln Township, ...............$131.17 Mike Ferris NENW, SESW 12-15-15 Moreau Township, ................$99.89 Roland Frey Engebretson's Addn Blk 5 Lot 10 & W 3.66' of Lot 11 City of Lemmon, ..................$462.53 Ronald Gannon Milw Land Co 1st Addn Blk 31 Lot 12, City of Lemmon, .............$42.14 Charles & Lisa Harpster Tract in SE 15-20-11 (Cont 2.60 Ac) Sidney Township, ..................$87.87 Heupel Family Revocable Trust SNW, SSE 16-18-13 Bison Township, ..................$229.59 Heupel Family Revocable Trust NE 20-18-13 Bison Township, ..................$212.65 Heupel Family Revocable Trust SNE 21-18-13 Bison Township, ....................$92.15 Heupel Family Revocable Trust NW 21-18-13 Bison Township, ..................$211.20 Heupel Family Revocable Trust SE 21-18-13 Bison Township, ..................$257.51 Heupel Family Revocable Trust WSW 22-18-13 Bison Township, ..................$113.94 Heupel Family Revocable Trust NE 28-18-13 Bison Township, ..................$254.64 Heupel Family Revocable Trust NW 28-18-13 Bison Township, ..................$205.21 Ken Hull Lemmons 1st Addn Blk 3 Lot 2 City of Lemmon, ....................$81.63 Ken Hull Lemmons 1st Addn Blk 3 Lot 3 City of Lemmon, ....................$81.63 William Kile Milw Land Co 1st Addn Blk 30 Lot 3, City of Lemmon, ...............$37.43 William & Doris Kile Milw Land Co 1st Addn Blk 31 Lot
15, City of Lemmon, .............$54.90 Janelle Knutson Lemmons 2nd Addn Blk 6 N 1/2 of Lot 11 & all of Lot 12 MH City of Lemmon, .................$159.05 Michael Kotthoff & Connie McMurtry Renos Addn Blk 5 Lots 7, 8 & 9 City of Lemmon, ..................$393.01 Robert Krebs Lemmons 1st Addn Blk 5 Lots 1 & 2 City of Lemmon, .................$600.63 L Bars S Inc SWSW 31-21-13 Barrett Township, .................$52.55 L Bars S Inc SESW, SWSE 31-21-13 Barrett Township, ...............$110.91 L Bars S Inc SNWSE, SNSW 31-21-13 Barrett Township, .................$68.76 L Bars S Inc SENE, NENE 1-20-12 Fredlund Township, ............$109.89 L Bars S Inc NSE, SESE 3-20-12 Fredlund Township, ............$228.66 L Bars S Inc NE 10-20-12 Fredlund Township, ............$478.91 L Bars S Inc ENW 10-20-12 Fredlund Township, ............$124.98 L Bars S Inc NESW, NSE 10-20-12 Fredlund Township, ............$157.31 L Bars S Inc NE 11-20-12 Fredlund Township, ............$308.05 L Bars S Inc NW 11-20-12 Fredlund Township, ............$311.00 L Bars S Inc NSW, NSE 11-20-12 Fredlund Township, ............$305.49 L Bars S Inc NW 12-20-12 Fredlund Township, ............$267.49 L Bars S Inc ESW, NWSW 12-20-12 Fredlund Township, ............$237.67 L Bars S Inc SSE 12-20-12 Fredlund Township, ...........$167.55 L Bars S Inc NE 5-20-13 Pleasant Valley Township,.. $185.97 L Bars S Inc NW 5-20-13 Pleasant Valley Township, $144.66 L Bars S Inc WSW 5-20-13 Pleasant Valley Township, ....$75.91 L Bars S Inc NE 6-20-13 Pleasant Valley Township, ..$145.41 L Bars S Inc NW 6-20-13 Pleasant Valley Township, ..$146.96 L Bars S Inc NSW 6-20-13 Pleasant Valley Township, ..$126.25 L Bars S Inc SSW 6-20-13 Pleasant Valley Township, ..$111.57 L Bars S Inc SE 6-20-13 Pleasant Valley Township, ..$229.82 L Bars S Inc NE 7-20-13 Pleasant Valley Township, ..$212.23 L Bars S Inc NENW, SNW 7-20-13 Pleasant Valley Township, ..$175.79 L Bars S Inc NWNW 7-20-13 Pleasant Valley Township, ....$67.39 L Bars S Inc SW 7-20-13 Pleasant Valley Township,.. $222.51 L Bars S Inc SE 7-20-13 Pleasant Valley Township, ..$166.37 L Bars S Inc SW 20-20-13 Pleasant Valley Township,.. $128.02 L Bars S Inc SE 20-20-13 Pleasant Valley Township, ..$131.09
L Bars S Inc NE 21-20-13 Pleasant Valley Township, ..$156.30 L Bars S Inc SNW 21-20-13 Pleasant Valley Township,.... $70.20 L Bars S Inc SW 21-20-13 Pleasant Valley Township,.. $127.45 L Bars S Inc SE 21-20-13 Pleasant Valley Township,.. $123.50 Lakeview Trust Lemmons 4th Addn Blk 2 Lot 2 City of Lemmon, ..................$299.99 James Legoff Lemmon Original Blk 10 Lots 7 & 8 City of Lemmon, ...............$1,048.99 Glenette Lyons NWSW, NESW, SWSW (MH on real estate) 25-15-15 Moreau Township, ..............$127.49 Millage Madsen, Wanetta Madsen Trust, Angeline Highstreet LE, Jack Highstreet & JoAnn Huffman SE 30-18-12 Scotch Cap Township, .........$260.13 Ila & Lynn Meyer Lemmons 1st Addn Blk 10 Lot 10 City of Lemmon, ..................$107.31 David Miller Lemmons 1st Addn Blk 8 Lot 8 City of Lemmon, ...................$42.14 Jon & Heidi Mollman NE EXC 5.4 Ac 32-23-12 Grand River Township, ......$451.14 Jon & Heidi Mollman NW 32-23-12 Grand River Township, .......$518.10 Michael & Peggy O'Connor Lemmons 1st Addn Blk 3 Lot 5 City of Lemmon, ..................$155.07 Kenneth & Sandra Paulson Milw Land Co 1st Addn Blk 29 Lot 8, City of Lemmon, ................$81.63 Reders Ltd Partnership WNE 21-15-12 Beck-Highland Township, ..$124.11 Steven Sacrison Bison Original Blk 4 Lots 9 & W 1/2 of 10, Town of Bison, ...........$649.58 Steven Sacrison Bison Original Blk 4 Lots E 1/2 of 10 & W 1/2 of 11, Town of Bison ...............................................$36.07 Sandra Schmierer Smith's Addn Blk 14 Lot 10 City of Lemmon, ..................$102.61 Jay & Virginia Silveria Lemmon Original Blk 16 Lot 7 & S 5' Lot 8, City of Lemmon, ...$926.59 Simon Ranch Inc SW 1-14-10 Sheffield Township,............ $176.51 Simon Ranch Inc NW 14-14-10 Sheffield Township, ............$180.77 Simon Ranch Inc SW 14-14-10 Sheffield Township, ............$397.33 Simon Ranch Inc SE 14-14-10 Sheffield Township, ............$109.69 Simon Ranch Inc NE 15-14-10 Sheffield Township, ............$203.53 Simon Ranch Inc SENW 15-14-10 Sheffield Township,.............. $77.41 Simon Ranch Inc SW 15-14-10 Sheffield Township, ............$392.51 Simon Ranch Inc SE 15-14-10 Sheffield Township, ............$606.10 Simon Ranch Inc SENE 21-14-10 Sheffield Township, ..............$77.75 Simon Ranch Inc SE 21-14-10 Sheffield Township, ............$283.93 Simon Ranch Inc NNE, NNW 22-14-10 Sheffield Township, ............$296.36 Simon Ranch Inc ENE 23-14-10 Sheffield Township, ............$109.07 Simon Ranch Inc
NWNE, NNW 23-14-10 Sheffield Township, ............$232.07 Shari Smith Lemmon Original Blk 3 Lots 6, 7, 8 & 9, City of Lemmon, ......$2,696.88 Shannon & Vicki Stotz Lemmon Original Blk 25 Lot 1 City of Lemmon, ..................$911.01 Gary Suvino Lemmons 2nd Addn Blk 6 Lot 5 City of Lemmon, .................$135.32 Wesley Tressler Lemmon Original Blk 11 Lots 11 & 12, City of Lemmon, ...........$550.75 Wesley Tressler Lemmon Original Blk 11 E 70' of Lot 13, City of Lemmon, .....$229.15 White Butte Ranch NE 25-23-14 White Butte Township, .......$446.22 White Butte Ranch SE 25-23-14 White Butte Township, .......$341.63 White Butte Ranch SW EXC 5.64 AC 19-23-15 Trail Township, ...................$389.01 White Butte Ranch SE EXC 6.04 AC 19-23-15 Trail Township, ...................$423.64 White Butte Ranch NW 29-23-15 Trail Township, ...................$332.82 White Butte Ranch WNE, ENW 30-23-15 Trail Township, ...................$270.65 Harold & Cindy Wilmot Lot G in ENW 27-23-16 Lincoln Township,................. $35.32 Harold & Cindy Wilmot Lot H in ENW 27-23-16 Lincoln Township, .................$36.55 Russ Wyant SSW, SSE 1-13-10 Sheffield Township, ............$367.64 Russ Wyant SWNE, ENE 12-13-10 Sheffield Township, ............$183.17 Russ Wyant SE 12-13-10 Sheffield Township, ............$163.44 Russ Wyant NE 13-13-10 Sheffield Township, ............$163.59 Russ Wyant NE 25-13-10 Sheffield Township, ............$221.98 Russ Wyant SW 25-13-10 Sheffield Township, ............$202.63 Russ Wyant SE 25-13-10 Sheffield Township, ............$260.24 Russ Wyant SENE, NESE 25-14-10 Sheffield Township, ............$152.29 Russ Wyant WSW 4-13-11 Vrooman Township, ..............$43.96 Russ Wyant NE 5-13-11 Vrooman Township, ............$153.38 Russ Wyant NW 5-13-11 Vrooman Township, ............$182.61 Russ Wyant SW 5-13-11 Vrooman Township, ............$159.52 Russ Wyant SE 5-13-11 Vrooman Township, ............$139.79 Russ Wyant NE 6-13-11 Vrooman Township, ............$194.52 Russ Wyant SSW, ESE 6-13-11 Vrooman Township, ............$170.24 Russ Wyant NNW, WSE 7-13-11 Vrooman Township, ............$217.74 Russ Wyant SW 7-13-11 Vrooman Township, ............$199.09 Russ Wyant NNE 8-13-11 Vrooman Township, ..............$74.99 Russ Wyant NNW, SWNW 8-13-11 Vrooman Township, ............$127.17
Mobile Home & Lease Sites Doug & LaDonna Dauwen Milw Land Co Blk 29 Lot 8 Mobile Home on Real Estate Only City of Lemmon, ...................$57.96 Brian and Jenna Goben Milw Land Co 3rd Add Blk 47 Lots 9 & 10, City of Lemmon, ..........$18.33 Earl or Doris Kile Part of S 1/2 of Lot 3 in Lot 3C un /ese 19-21-16 MHs on Real Estate City of Lemmon, ...................$28.65 Harold & Cindy Wilmot Borresens Addn Blk 5 N 1/2 Lot 1 (Mobile Home Only) City of Lemmon, ...................$33.14 Predator Animal (2011 payable 2012) Charles Harpster.......................$30.70 Ernie Kari....................................$4.67 Kenny Kvanvig........................$116.59 David Nash................................$10.80 Ryan Oliver..............................$116.59 Duane Pankratz........................$20.67 Max Smebakken........................$58.54
Russ Wyant NW 9-13-11 Vrooman Township, ............$139.81 Russ Wyant SW 9-13-11 Vrooman Township, ............$149.19 Russ Wyant NNW 17-13-11 Vrooman Township, ..............$74.17 Russ Wyant NE 18-13-11 Vrooman Township, ............$387.74 Russ Wyant NW 18-13-11 Vrooman Township, ............$250.32 Russ Wyant NWSW 18-13-11 Vrooman Township, ..............$66.86 Russ Wyant SSW, SWSE 29-14-11 Dillon Township, .................$275.03 Russ Wyant SWNW, NWSW 30-14-11 Dillon Township, .................$164.97 Russ Wyant NE 31-14-11 Dillon Township, .................$348.47 Russ Wyant ENW 31-14-11 Dillon Township, .................$155.03 Russ Wyant SW 31-14-11 Dillon Township, .................$184.99 Russ Wyant SE 31-14-11 Dillon Township, .................$196.67 Russ Wyant SNE, NWNE 32-14-11 Dillon Township, .................$281.65 Russ Wyant NW 32-14-11 Dillon Township,................. $354.52 Russ Wyant SW 32-14-11 Dillon Township, .................$232.68 Russ Wyant SE 32-14-11 Dillon Township, .................$245.42
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Notice is hereby given that the Bison School District No. 52-1, Bison, South Dakota, has been audited by Cahill Bauer & Associates, LLC for the year ended June 30, 2012. A detailed report thereon is available for public inspection, during normal business hours, at the business office of the School District, and also available at the Department of Legislative Audit in Pierre, South Dakota or on the Department of Legislative Audit website at HYPERLINK "http://www.state.sd.us/legislativeaudit/Reports/reports_all.htm" http://www.state.sd.us/legislativeaudit/Reports/reports_all.htm. The following findings and recommendations provide a brief description of material weaknesses in internal control that are described in more detail in the audit report. Finding: Internal control over financial reporting and compliance is not adequate.
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Recommendation: We recommend a high level of awareness be maintained by management to assist in preventing, detecting, or correcting matters that may arise due to this internal control weakness.
Finding: The School’s internal control structure should provide for the preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Recommendation: It is the responsibility of management and those charged with governance to make the decision whether to accept the degree of risk associated with this condition because of cost or other considerations. CAHILL BAUER & ASSOCIATES, LLC
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The weekend blizzard, which dropped between 5 and 10 inches of snow on most of eastern South Dakota won't have much of an impact on drought conditions in farm country says Dennis Todey, State Climatologist. "The blizzard will do very little for soil moisture because soils were frozen or near freezing prior to the storm," Todey said. Because the snow was fairly liquid, Todey says when it does melt, it may contribute about 1 inch of soil moisture. With most of the snow falling in the eastern half of the state, Todey adds that central and western South Dakota farmers who planted winter wheat did not benefit from the storm. In addition to visibility issues during the storm, Todey says the storm creates challenges for many cattle producers who will have to pull grazing cattle off corn and soybean fields and move snow out of feedlot pens. For personal safety, Todey encourages South Dakotans to watch the National Weather Service Web site, weather.gov or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio for winter storm updates and both National Weather Service and Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow network, cocorahs.org, for latest snow totals.
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South Dakota is known for having great saddle bronc riders and a young one is making a name for himself in the rodeo arena. Cole Elshere from Faith, S.D., won the fifth round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in the Thomas and Mack Arena on Monday night with an 83-point effort aboard the Burch Rodeo horse named Lunatic Fringe. Out of the 15-horse field, that was the one he
South Dakota saddle bronc rider making name for himself at Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
wanted and coincidentally, the one that was randomly drawn for him to ride. “I wanted that horse because I knew I could ride him and he fit my style,” Elshere said. “My plan the whole time was to just keep spurring him and seeing what happened in the end.” What happened earned the 24year-old $18,257 bringing his earnings here so far to $28,848.
The former Gillette College rodeo standout used his National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association experience to prepare him for the next level of competition. “I learned a lot through college rodeo,” he said. “I competed against some great guys on good horses and it definitely helped me get to this level.”
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