Bison Courier, December 20, 2012

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Volume 30 Number 27 December 20, 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
Bison Courier
By Beth Hulm Over the past few months, Perkins County has witnessed the loss of several employees, all of whom have moved onto other jobs. At the October meeting of the Perkins County Commission, there were three resignations; in November, two more; and last week brought the announcement of yet another highway worker who has left county employ. That leaves the county with a skeleton crew of four workers in that department! In addition to the loss of highway worker Joe Green this month, 4H/Youth Advisor Ida Schmidt, a one-year employee, also resigned. Schmidt was actually employed by the State of South Dakota but worked closely with both Perkins and Harding County youth and, in an agreement with the State, kept an office in each of their courthouses. Former employee Slade Burdine, now in a fulltime position with the National Guard in Rapid City, visited last Tuesday’s boardroom to “weigh-in on a couple of things” – one of which was the pay for Perkins County workers. Burdine said, “We need to get experienced, qualified operators.” To do that, he maintains that wages have to be attractive enough to keep seasoned employees and to hire people with experience. “We’re losing qualified guys,” he said and it costs “a lot of money” to train every new employee. He believes that it would be worth the extra money to pay for experience. If there’s a bad winter, Burdine argued that it could mean “pretty serious trouble for getting the county opened.” Big money in the oil fields to the north has been cited as part of the problem. Wayne Henderson, Lodgepole and western Perkins County commissioner, said, “Even if we bump wages up, we never can compete with them up there.” Highway Superintendent Tracy Buer said that with current wages, mandatory overtime and benefits, his men can make a living but it remains difficult to compete with the higher wages in North Dakota. Still, increasing the pay “would be a very good starting spot,” he added.
Gossman honored at Public Library Christmas open house
County officials pay attention after recent loss of employees
Buer has said it before and he said it again last week. “Wages are an investment in your county.” Burdine interjected that increasing the wages that the county pays could work both ways. Oil workers, who tire of the lifestyle up north, might start moving back this way and go to work for less money than what they currently earn if the wages in the county were more attractive than they are now. He said that he enjoyed working in and for Perkins County but is now earning almost double what he did here “with guaranteed bumps.” What it came down to, he said, was “the dollar amount.” Chairman Mike Schweitzer remarked, “It’s pretty obvious to me that we have a problem.” He said that the commission will take a serious look before they set wages in January for 2013. The other thing that Burdine visited with commissioners about was the board’s decision to leave county equipment around the countryside for area ranchers to operate. “It hasn’t worked very well in the past,” he said. Speaking from his personal experience as the county’s mechanic, he offered, “The machines just didn’t get serviced like they were supposed to.” His comments led Commissioner Willard Ottman to wonder if non-employees are qualified to run the county’s equipment. Ottman’s peer on the board, Rusty Foster, said that “anyone” would need training and that it would be the responsibility of the supervisor to stay on top of necessary maintenance. Brad Besler, commissioner-elect who will take an oath in January for a four-year term, was on the sidelines last week had another question about community workers. “How do you track their hours?” Schweitzer’s comment to that was that it would be ideal to have a full work crew but, without one, the county will have to be “inventive” for emergency situations. Director of Equalization Rownea Gerbracht introduced her new employee, hired to fill the position recently vacated by Jenny Glover. Gerbracht wants to change the job description for Jeanette Kruger from clerk/appraiser to strictly appraiser, which would be a higher starting pay. She argued that the extra training that Kruger will need to become certified is much more than what is expected of a clerk. She hopes that an increase in wages would also help her retain personnel. She has had three people in that position in the past five years. Like Burdine before her, she talked about the cost of training new people. Sheriff Kelly Serr stopped by to discuss narrow banding of all county emergency service radios (for which there is ample grant money available); the updating of firearms for the sheriff ’s department; and his order for a new police vehicle for Deputy Kirby Chapman, which is covered in the county’s 2013 budget. Indecision on whether or not to grant Lemmon Senior Citizens a tax abatement on their new building was cause to table action until the January meeting. With only four of five commissioners present to vote on the issue, there was tie. Finance Officer Sylvia Chapman could’ve broken the tie but was uncomfortable doing so. “If we follow the letter of the law,” she said, “we shouldn’t approve it.” Earlier, the seniors were denied tax exempt status because they had let necessary paperwork expire and were not eligible. It would be like reversing a previous decision, Chapman said. If the same vote happens next month, it would be up to newcomer Brad Besler to break the tie. Chapman said that new health insurance premiums have been announced. They will increase by 7% over the current year. Earlier commissioners agreed to plug a 10% increase into their 2013 budget. Chapman said that “Obamacare” alone is increasing the policy by 9% but the county’s agent kept the premium increase below that because county employees are a fairly healthy group. Perkins County employees will enjoy a year-end bonus, equivalent to last year’s, and a two-day holiday on Dec. 24 and 25. A year-end meeting to close the books on 2012 has been scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 27 at 10 a.m. The next regular meeting will be on January 8.
Jan Gossman has been the Librarian at the Bison Public Library for 14+years.
Women's Bible study starting the first full week of January in Bison. If you are interested, please contact Dawn McKinstry at 244-5934 or Sharon Longwood at 564-2175 for more information. Please join us at the Presbyterian Church in Bison for our Sun-
Highlights & Happenings
day School Christmas program at 7:00 p.m.. Dec. 19.
The Bison Courier will be closed December 31st and January 1st, ad deadline for the January 4th issue is December 27th at NOON. No exceptions.
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The Bison Cardinals evened their season record by following a loss to Faith on Thursday in the season opener with a victory at home over the Wakpala Sioux on Friday evening. In a fast-moving and high scoring contest the Cards were on top of a 75-71 final score. Senior Daniel Chapman came to play and scored the first nine points of the game for the Cards. His first two-pointer was answered by Wakpala, but they had no answer for the next seven that he put up. Chapman shot and made a two-pointer, a three-pointer and made two technical free throws following a book violation by the Sioux. Ty Plaggemeyer picked up two quick fouls and then Lane Kopren was called for two fouls just 13 seconds apart halfway through the first quarter. Yancy Buer shot from beyond the arc and increased the Cards’ lead. Wil Kolb put an offensive rebound in for two and Chapman added another two to his team-high 26 points. The Sioux answered both of those baskets with threes from Carlin Mellette, who ended the game with almost 50 points. Kopren got in the book with a two and Kolb ended the quarter by catching a perfect pass from Chapman and putting it in the basket. At the end of one the Cards had scored 20 to Wakpala’s 15. Mellette opened the scoring in the second with a three-pointer for the visitors which was followed by Kolb’s three for the Cards. Kolb and Chapman each scored on the next two Bison possessions. Kolb and Buer committed fouls which gave the Sioux several chances to score from the charity stripe but they could only convert three of their six free shots. Hendrickson scored his first of 12 points and then a short time later, stepped behind the arc and nailed a threepointer. Wakpala’s Tyrone Cadotte sent Hendrickson to the free throw line where he made one of two shots and Chapman finished out the quarter with a final two-pointer. Plaggemeyer, Buer and Hendrickson were all in foul trouble at the half with three each. The teams headed for the break with Bison up by seven, 35-28. Wakpala posted the first points of the second half with an old-fashioned three-point play by Mellette who was fouled by Chapman on the
Cardinals even their season record
shot. Chapman was good on three of four free throws to keep the Cards’ lead at seven. The Sioux scored two quick baskets causing Coach Corben Alley to call a time out to talk to his team. Coming out of that talk, Plaggemeyer nailed a three and Chapman scored a deuce to increase the Cards’ lead to eight. That lead increased to ten when Chapman and Kolb connected on a rainbow pass and Kolb took full advantage of the opportunity. Buer followed that with a nice turn-around jumper and all of a sudden the Cards were up by 12. Scoring was fast and furious in the final minute and a half of the third started by Kolb with a two-pointer, followed by Teddy Iron Cloud’s two, Plaggemeyer’s three, Mellette’s two threepointers, Chapman’s three and Iron Cloud’s three. When the buzzer rang, The Cards had a six-point lead at 5549. The Cardinals finished with a strong fourth quarter by once again scoring 20 quarter points. Plaggemeyer started it out with a three just four seconds into the quarter. Mellette continued to shoot threes from anywhere on the floor and the Bison defense had no answers for him. Iron Cloud and Mellette each made a three-pointer and tied the game at 61 all with 5:55 left in the game. Coach Alley called a time out and, once again, coming out of that break, Plaggemeyer once again nailed a three-pointer. Chapman went two for four on free throws and Hendrickson put in another two-pointer. Plaggemeyer returned to his favorite spot in the corner and put up one more threepointer with 3:20 left in the game. Mellette kept the Sioux in the game by continuing to hit three-pointers and with 57 seconds on the clock, the Cards found themselves up only by one at 72-71. Hendrickson hit two key free throws which helped keep Bison from losing the lead. Buer earned his fifth whistle of the evening and Buer fouled out at :39 seconds had to leave the game. With under five seconds left, Plaggemeyer had a steal and laid it up for the final two points of the game. Stats: Scoring: Chapman, 26; Plaggemener, 17; Kolb, 13, Hendrickson, 12; Buer, 5,s and Kopren, 2.
Returning boys basketball lettermen
Back row : Lane Kopren, Logan Hendrickson, Wil Kolb. Front row: Tyler Plaggemeyer, Daniel Chapman, Yancy Buer and Michael Kopren.
Letter to the Editor - Footprints in the Sand December 2012
Christmas in South Dakota is a time of family and of giving. It is also a time to say thank you. Over the past year in South Dakota, more than 500 people were eye, tissue and/or organ donors. Each of these donors left their footprints in the sands of time, leaving us forever changed and forever grateful. These precious gifts of donation, when the donor did not need them anymore, helped to make many miracles happen. A child in West River can see because of a corneal transplant. A woman can return to her career because she received a bone graft during spinal surgery allowing her to walk. A high school student can once again play soccer after a serious knee injury. An infant can see the faces of those who love her for the first time. A new heart beats strong giving someone a second chance at life. In 2012, approximately 2,200 South Dakotans' received a cornea, tissue, or organ transplant. Chances are good that your lives are touched by one or more of these people. Many thousands more will benefit from the knowledge and tools gained from research donations aimed at curing or treating cancer, diabetes, and other diseases. In addition, lives have been saved by the new or strengthened skills learned in Sioux Falls and Rapid City by paramedics, nurses, and other emergency responders through donor family authorized EMS training. Thank you, donor families across South Dakota, for these very special gifts. When your hearts were breaking, you reached out and gave permission, or supported your family member's donor designation. This kindness helped stop another heart from breaking. You made a difference; we are all forever touched and grateful. We hope that as you read this, you will think of the compassion of the gifts given and if you have not already done so, decide to be a
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Alliance Ag Cooperative Hettinger, ND NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 8th Annual Meeting for patrons of Alliance Ag Cooperative of Hettinger, North Dakota will be held Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm in the American Legion “Tank” located in Regent, ND.
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Private pesticide applicator certification training for 2013 begin January 4
SDSU Extension will host Private Pesticide Applicator Certification training beginning Jan. 4. Anyone planning to apply any pesticides to an agriculture commodity potentially worth $ 1,000 or more, need to receive certification as a private pesticide applicator, explains Buyung Hadi, SDSU Extension Pesticide Education and Urban Entomology Coordinator. "It does not matter what pesticide you apply whether it is herbicide, insecticide or fungicide you need to be certified as a Private Applicator," Hadi said. There are three options to get certified. A person many attend a three-hour recertification class at any certification site listed below. Alternatively, they may stop by the local Regional Extension Center and pick-up the materials to complete the open-book, home-study exam, or the person may take the Private Applicator exam on-line at the Department of Agriculture's website, http://apps.sd. gov/doa/pwt/. Although it is the law to become certified, Hadi says there are other benefits to becoming certified. "Certification gives you the tools to apply pesticides properly, safely
Lady Cardinals host Wakpala Sioux
The Lady Cardinals played the opening game of a GBB/BBB double header on Friday evening when they hosted the Wakpala Lady Sioux. The Cards continue to look for a reliable scorer and in this game put up a total of 24 on their side of the board. The Lady Sioux ended with 69 points. It was the Cards’ third loss in the first three games of the young season. Wakpala opened the game with a basket five seconds after controlling the tip. They went on to add four more points before Bison’s Kiana Brockel found the bottom of the net to get the Cards on the scoreboard halfway through the first quarter. The Sioux had a couple of opportunities at the line but didn’t score again until after Shelly Peck got in the book with a two-pointer. In the final minute of the period, the visitors scored two baskets and a three at the buzzer from just inside the half-court line. At the first break the Cards were down 4-13. The Lady Sioux scored 13 points in a row to start the second quarter. Finally, with 2:48 left until halftime, Stephanie Kolb landed a two and Kim Peck finished out the Cards’ first half scoring with one of two free throws giving the Cards 7 points to Wakpala’s 33 at the half. The second half started out slow for both sides with turnovers and procedural errors from both teams. Sydney Arneson shot a good three getting the Cardinals’ score into double digits. Wakpala continued to create match-up problems for the Cards and were able to score a lot of points on fast breaks and lay-ups. Peck went to the line with 2:30 left in the quarter and made the first of two free throws. She missed the second but was able to rebound the ball and put it back in for another two points. At the end of three quarters, the Cards were down 15-49. Cardinal reserves provided six of the Cards’ nine points in the final quarter. Kimberly Peck had the first points for Bison with a two-pointer a minute and a half into the period. Madison Hulm nailed a three-pointer and her sister, Marranda, went one of two from the charity stripe for the Cardinals. Bison’s other three points came from a free throw by Arneson and a two-pointer from S. Peck. The Cardinals will host the Philip Lady Scotties on Thursday, December 20 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
and profitably. The certification is good for five years and allows applicators to buy and apply general and restricted use pesticides," he said. During the training, SDSU Extension personnel will cover the South Dakota rules and regulations about applying pesticides. Depending on the location, we will also discuss local pest management issues, be it insect pests, weeds or diseases. There is no charge for attending the private applicator class or taking the open-book home-study exam to become certified or recertified as a private pesticide applicator. Dates and locations are as follows: Dewey; ruth.beck@sdstate.edu 700 South Main St., Timber Lake 2/5/2013; 1:00 pm MST Perkins;robin.salverson@sdstate.edu, Lemmon Regional Extension Center; 1/14/2013, 12.30 pm MST Meade: ruth.beck@sdstate.edu, 19617 Ball Field Road, Union Center, Union Center, 2/19/2013, 1:00 pm MST Perkins: ruth.beck@sdstate.edu, Bentley Bldg, 400 West Carr St., Bison, 2/26/2013, 1:00 pm MST
Al and Tiss Treib attended a computer class in Lemmon hosted by WRCTC Monday evening. They then went out to supper before returning home. Dorena Wiechmann, Kari Hoff and Esther Johnson came to help Tiss Treib Tuesday morning. Al Treib made everyone lunch. In the afternoon, Dorena, Kari, Esther and Tiss traveled to Hettinger where they ran errands. They went for ice cream before returning Tiss to her home in the evening. Al and Tiss Treib traveled to Bismarck Wednesday morning and returned home in the afternoon. Al Treib headed back to Bismarck Thursday morning and because of icy roads returned home. Al Treib, Lucas and Stanford Allen traveled to Minot, ND Friday late afternoon and returned to Hettinger Saturday morning. Stanford Allen accompanied Al Treib home Saturday to spend the weekend at the ranch. John and Shirley Johnson went to church Sunday. Annie Mutschler of Lemmon, Mandy, Hope, Ella, Greta and Eric Anderson were Saturday morning visitors of Tim and JoAnne Seim. Dorothy and Lynn Frey attended the Christmas program, brunch and Ladies Aide gift ex-
Rosebud News ............. Tiss Treib
change at Church in Bison Sunday. Monday, Jim and Patsy Miller attended the sale in Faith. Jim and Patsy Miller took cake and ice cream up and held a birthday party for Violet Miller at Western Horizon’s Care Center in Hettinger Wednesday afternoon. Jim and Patsy Miller played cards at the Senior Center in Hettinger Friday afternoon. Jim and Patsy Miller, Matt and Christi Miller attended the Shriners Christmas Party in Lemmon Friday evening. Jim and Patsy Miller spent Saturday with Matt and Christi Miller making Christmas cookies. Jim and Patsy Miller attended Santa Claus Day for Eastern Star in Bison Sunday afternoon. Jim and Patsy Miller were Sunday evening guests of Brooke and Pastor Margie Hershey. Tuesday Thelma Sandgren went and spent some time with Helen Meink and exchanged magazines. Thelma Sandgren went to Hettinger Friday. Played cards and visited at the Nursing home. Georgia Sandgren came home Saturday to put up the Christmas lights at Thelma Sandgren’s. Georgia Sandgren was a Saturday afternoon guest of Doreen Chapman in Bison. Ken Krisle visited Thelma
Sandgren Saturday afternoon. Sunday after church Thelma Sandgren was a luncheon guest of Nate and Susie Skjoldal. They then went to Lemmon to the Presbyterian Church Hymn Sing. Shirley Harris took Thelma Sandgren to Bible Study at the home of Lester and Sharon Longwood Sunday evening. Albert Keller returned home Tuesday evening from work. Thursday, Albert, Bridget and Lil Albert Keller traveled to Lemmon to do some shopping and have a nice steak supper for Bridget's birthday. Friday, Albert, Bridget and Lil Albert Keller traveled to Bismarck for a baby appointment. Saturday, Albert and Bridget and Lil Albert Keller were dinner guests of Dawn and Duane Harris' and Albert helped preg test and pour cattle. Sunday, the Albert Keller family attended church services. Nolan and Linda Seim and family traveled to Rapid City Thursday. Nolan and Linda Seim and family traveled to Bison Sunday for pictures with Santa. Santa and the helpers all did a great job. Shirley Harris, Joyce Fossum and Martina Ham had dinner together Wednesday.
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Obituaries Patricia "Pat" Kolb
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Pastors Perspective
What Makes Christmas, Christmas?
Pastor Phil Hahn Grace Baptist Church
Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Bison. Fr. Tony Grossenburg officiated. Burial was at 3:00 p.m. at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis Tuesday afternoon. Patricia Pearl O’Rourke was born June 14, 1924, during a windstorm on the family homestead near Meadow, South Dakota. Pat was the seventh child born to W. J. “Shorty” and Rosa (Staudenraus) O’Rourke. Her aunt, who had helped with the birth, jokingly
suggested she be named Cyclone Sally. Pat attended rural Rainbow school through the 8th grade, and graduated from Bison High School in 1943. Following graduation Pat worked for the Perkins County Abstract Company and the AAA office. Pat married Ted Kolb on Friday September 13th, 1948 in Presho, South Dakota. Pat and Ted made their home in Bison, SD, where Pat worked for many years in the Perkins County Courthouse. The Kolb’s family grew with the birth of two sons, Randy in 1952, and Shane in 1960. In the late 1950’s, Pat and Ted started ranching on the O’Rourke homestead near Meadow. Pat continued to work at various offices in Bison, but was primarily a stay at home mother and ranch wife. Pat took an active role in her children’s activities, which led to a lifelong commitment to community service. Through 4-H, rodeo, and her devotion to the Catholic Church, Pat influenced and touched the lives of many over the years. With over 40 years of service as a 4-H leader, Pat was honored in 2002 to be one of the first 100 inductees into the South Dakota 4-H Hall of Fame. Pat passed away on December
13, 2012 at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, North Dakota. She is survived by two sons, Randy (Kathy) Kolb Blaine, Minnesota and Shane (Angie) Kolb, Meadow, SD; granddaughter, Julie Kolb, Blaine, MN; grandsons, Chris (Marnie) Telkamp Centennial, Colorado, Jeff Kolb, Blaine, MN and Justin and Wil Kolb, Meadow, SD; great grandson, Brock Telkamp, Centennial, CO; her brother C.L. O’Rourke, Belle Fourche, SD; her sisters, Isabel O’Rourke, Tacoma, WA, and Rose (George) Seiler, McIntosh, SD; Brothers -in-law, Albert (Bernice) Kolb, Spokane, WA, Herb (Jessie) Kolb, Lemmon, SD, Walter (Janette) Kolb, Spearfish, SD; sisters-in-law, Alama O’Rourke, Bison, SD, and Edna Martin, Spearfish, SD; as well as many nieces and nephews. Pat was preceded in death by her husband Ted; her parents, W.J. and Rosa O’Rourke; and brothers, William, Lawrence, Robert, Daniel, and Silas O’Rourke. Visitation was Monday, December 17 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church followed by a Rosary/Vigil service at 7:00 p.m.
When you see the Christmas lights this year, remember..."The true Light that gives light to every may was coming into the world." (John 1:9) When you see the gifts under the tree, remember...God's gift to us "The Father sent His Son to be the Savior of the world." (I John 4:14) When you see the nativity scene, remember..."She will give birth to a son and you are to give Him the name, Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins." (Matthew 1:21) When you hear the Christmas carols being sung, remember...the angel's message - "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests." (Luke 2:14) When you hear the Christmas story being read, remember..."The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us." (John 1:14) When you celebrate His birthday, remember..."Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:11) Truly this is what makes Christmas, Christmas! Rejoice and thank God for the "good news of great joy!"
This time of year is a special time for us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. It's easy to get caught up in the busyness of the season, the family gatherings, the parties, the preparations, etc. and to forget about the real reason for the season. So here are some reminders about the sights and sounds of Christmas.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Jessie Tibbs Keckler
rural schools until eighth grade when she moved in with her grandmother and attended Stanley County High School, where she graduated. She attended Black Hills State University where she received her degree in education. She married her husband of 46 years, Jerry Keckler, on August 18, 1966 in Pierre, SD. Jessie then began her 39-year teaching career with the CEB School System. Upon her diagnosis of pancreatic cancer she retired in 2010 to spend time with her family. Jessie was a founding board member of the Casey Tibbs Foundation and her greatest accomplishment was seeing the doors open to the South Dakota Rodeo Center. Jessie attended the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Eagle Butte and was a member of the United Church of Christ of Eagle Butte. There she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years and was the youth group advisor for twenty years. Jessie's greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. They were the twinkle in her eye. Jessie was preceded in death by her mother, Esther, and father, Ancel, and brothers-in-law Jerry Collins and Jack Keckler. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Keckler; daughters Jeri Ann (Tommy Dale) Vines of Eagle Butte and Mikki (James) Rea, Woodward, OK; granddaughters Miranda, Rae Lynn, and Tatum; brothers Wayne "Fio" (Lori) Tibbs, Mission Ridge, and Larry (Barb) Tibbs, Pierre, SD; sisters Jill (Keith) Strunk, Minnetonka, MN and Dayle Angyal, Pierre; sistersin-law Patti Keckler and Joyce Collins, Eagle Butte; and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is established.
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
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service -10:30 a.m.
Jessie Tibbs Keckler, 68, of Eagle Butte, South Dakota passed away on November 29, 2012 at Pierre, South Dakota. Jessie Tibbs was born in Pierre, SD on Nov. 10, 1944, one of five children of Esther "Boyd" Tibbs and Ancel Tibbs. She attended
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Prairie City Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
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Guest Columnist
Understanding the Way a Woman Thinks
just not sure what. A woman’s mind is like a catchall for things that need to be dealt with at some point and information she doesn’t necessarily need to incorporate right away but could come in handy later. Her mental junk drawer is where a lot of things she picks up in conversations and experiences are stored for future reference or getting back to later. Junk drawers typically hold a lot of little stuff so it’s oftentimes hard to find a specific item. Once something gets tossed into a woman’s mental junk drawer it gets mixed in with all the other little things shuffling around in her mind. This is why a woman struggles at times with remembering where she put down her personal items. When dealing with several other things in her mental junk drawer something is bound to be forgotten and it’s usually a purse, keys, or cell phone because they’re not stuck in her head like thoughts are. As can be found in your average junk drawer, so too in every woman’s mind there will always be something in there that baffles you. Something you’re not sure why it’s been saved or what you’re
Amy Kirk is a ranch wife from Custer, South Dakota.
Women have a reputation for forgetting where they left their purse or where they set down their car keys or cell phone. And according to men, women also have a reputation for bringing up stuff from the past. To understand why this happens, think of the common junk drawer. What’s in a woman’s mind is similar to the things that are in a junk drawer—lots of miscellanea, anything that needs fixed, and general clutter that gets shuffled around in a drawer. It’s a designated spot where stuff is stored that isn’t necessarily ready to be thrown out yet or you don’t know what else to do with it. Regardless of what gets thrown in a junk drawer, it’s usually saved for a long period of time. Practically everything in a junk drawer has a purpose and might come in handy, but for some of those things you’re
supposed to do with it but are afraid to disregard it because you hope it will make sense later. Women’s favorite mental junk drawer items are things that need fixed or worked on. We’ll call them “issues”; a relationship problem that a woman feels didn’t get resolved so she puts it in her mental junk drawer to fix another time. When a woman stumbles upon this kind of stuff she tries to discuss it with her husband but it usually just confuses him and she gets mad. He feels sandbagged because it’s usually something that happened in the past—because he put it there, forgot about it, or disregarded it and moved on. A woman never discards any relationship issue until she feels it’s been resolved. If she gets frustrated trying to fix it or the issue gets dropped, it goes back into her mental junk drawer for safekeeping until another day. Anytime something triggers the issue, she digs it back out again and tries to work on it some more until she’s confident it’s been “fixed.” So if you don’t want to have to keep dealing with the same junk, then don’t let it get put back into the junk drawer.
May the spirit of Christmas be with you throughout the New Year
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Young Lady Cardinals finish season strong
The 7/8th grade girls’ basketball season came to a close Saturday, December 15, 2012 with the Lemmon Junior High Girls’ Basketball Tournament. Bison played the Faith Longhorns first and, despite a good start, turnovers ended up getting the best of the Young Cards and Faith won the game: 50-23. Scoring for the Cards were Jenna Kari and Sydney Senn each with 8, Julianna Kari with 5 and Gracee Veal with 2. Bison came head-to-head with the Harding County Ranchers for their final game. It was a wellplayed game by both teams, and the Bison Cardinals came away with the win to earn a 3rd place finish in the Tournament. Again, Jenna Kari and Sydney Senn were the high scorers for Bison, each with 4 and Julianna Kari and Gracee Veal each added 2 for a final score: Bison-12 and Harding County-9. The team consisting of Sydney Senn, Julianna Kari, Jenna Kari, Hope Crabtree, Gracee Veal, Jessica Stockert, Nicole Hafner and Rebecca Spangler were coached by Steve Senn, assisted by Kathy Hafner.
Jenna Kari, Hope Crabtree, Jessica Stockert, Sydney Senn, Coach Steve Senn, Julianna Kari, Gracee Veal.
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The Gift of Christmas is a precious reminder that we are loved!
May God bless you and your families during this Christmas Season. Seasons blessings, Betty Ann Tufty
In appreciation and thanks to Teddi Carlson for letting me stay with her. All of the other friends we shared meals and visits with. I treasure my many memories of all of you and your kindness to me.
Special thanks to WRCTC and Grand Electric for their continued good job and helpfulness to so many.
A very blessed thank you to all of my Bison friends for my visit in October, all of your wonderful smiles, hugs, visits and friendship from so many.
Joly Rancher 4-H - food pantry donation tree
Fred and Bev Schopp took in several basketball games in Lemmon this past week. Brent Thiel and Abby were Thursday lunch guests of Fred and Bev Schopp. Art and Marilyn Christman at-
Meadow News .................By Tiss Treib
tended Christmas Concert at Spencer Memorial Presbyterian Church Sunday afternoon. Carolyn Petik was an afternoon visitor at Irene Young's. In the evening she attended the girl’s basketball game. On Thursday evening several members of the Grand Valley Gals Club gathered at Carolyn Petik's for their Christmas Party. Jerry Petik attended a meeting in Lemmon on Wednesday morn-
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ing. Carolyn Petik was a Saturday afternoon visitor at Kim Petik's. Bill Hirchert of Piedmont was a Saturday supper guest at Petik's. Jerry and Carolyn were among dinner guests at Irene Young's on Sunday. In the afternoon they attended the Christmas Concert at Spencer Memorial Church and also visited with several people at the nursing home.
In keeping with the Jolly Ranchers 4H Clubs’ tradition started in 2008, they again ask for your help to restock the shelves of the Food Pantry. Donations of canned and/or non-perishables can be left at the drop box next to the Jolly Ranchers Christmas Tree at the Courthouse. Donations will be gladly accepted until January 2, 2013. Thank you.
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Letters to Santa
from Miss Hedstrom’s first grade class
Christmas is a magical time of the year. A time when families come together to celebrate the holiday season. Childhood memories of family outings in search of that special tree last our whole lives. When you share that Christmas Tradition with your loved ones, it too will become a treasured memory that lasts a lifetime!
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Cards travel to Faith ------------
Daniel Chapman scored 10 points, he is pictured in the upper left photo. Logan Hendrickson and Yancy Buer (23) had 6 points each they are pictured above. Final score 73 - 26.
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Santa and his helpers are getting ready to deliver gifts to the children of the world.
Christ Evangelical preschool decorated this tree
Students used old hymnal pages and pine cones among other things to decorate this tree.
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Music students present Christmas concert
Kindergarten students: Talon Lundberg, Jada Peck, Jozi Schuchard, Colbin Veal, Jacelyn Watson-Veal, Rylee Veal.
Bailey Storm, Jessica Stocker, Braden Kopren, Roni Voller, Jaylie Beckman.
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Monday, December 10, 2012 5:30 Bison Bar 6:00 p.m. City Hall
Bison Town Board
with the engineers before further board discussion at the Dec. 28 meeting.
5:30 p.m. Four trustees and the finance officer gathered at Bison Municipal Bar for Blane Chapman’s demonstration of the new security cameras, recently installed by Chapman’s Electronic Shop.
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL: Chairman Juell Chapman called the regular monthly meeting of the Bison Town Board to order on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall. Trustees Luke Clements, Matt Butsavage and Mike Lockert were present; David Kopren was absent. Others present: Employees Heath McKinstry and Beth Hulm; and Gladys Jackson, press. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS RECITED BY ALL.
MINUTES: 104-2012 – Clements moved, seconded by Butsavage to approve the minutes of the regular Nov. 5, 2012 meeting as corrected. Carried. 105-2012 – Lockert moved, seconded by Clements to approve the Nov. 27 special meeting minutes as presented. Carried. FINANCIAL STATEMENT: 1062012 – Chapman moved, seconded by Clements to transfer $5,262.68 from 604 Sewer to 603 Special Projects to cover a shortfall for engineering and other incidentals. Carried. 107-2012 – Clements moved, seconded by Chapman to transfer $6,000 from 601 liquor fund to 612 Solid Waste to cover shortfalls. Carried. 108-2012 – Clements moved, seconded by Butsavage to approve the Financial Report with those changes. Carried. The complete Financial Statement is on file at City Hall.
NEW BUSINESS SDML Workers’ Comp saw grant: At McKinstry’s urging, trustees denied the opportunity to apply for a 50% costshare grant for the purchase of a utility chain saw for cutting pipe in a trench. McKinstry said there would be little use for the tool purchase, which wouldn’t justify the cost to the municipality. Library request: 110-2012 - Butsavage moved to approve Bison Public Library’s use of the Town’s Federal ID number to apply for a credit card to be used by library personnel with the stipulation that misuse of said card would be cause to terminate the library’s use of the ID number. Seconded by Chapman. Carried. PCRWS: Chapman, Butsavage and McKinstry will serve as a committee to attend the rural water meeting on Thursday night, Dec. 13 to discuss several areas of mutual concern. Year-end Bonuses for Employees: McKinstry asked trustees to consider a year-end bonus for employees but asked that it not be tied in with cost of living wage increases in January. Trustees will consider bonuses at the Dec. 28 meeting. EMPLOYEE JOB DESCRIPTIONS: Trustees discussed several minor changes to employee job descriptions and requested job descriptions for part-time bartenders and the rubble site supervisor. Hulm will research what other towns do and present the information at the Jan. 7 meeting.
$645.54; Supp. Retirement, $35; 701 Foods, supp., $159.50; A&B Business, supplies, $82.51; Bison Bar, prof. fees, $300; Bison Courier, publishing, $202.09; Bison Grain Co., supp, $375.37; Boom Concrete, prof. fees, $26,564.29; Chapman’s Electronics, bldg, $5,798.90; City of Ft. Pierre, Prof. fees, $434.85; Coca Cola, supp., $234.45; Dakota Feed, supp., $196.85; DPFCU, supp./equip, $874.55; Dept. of Rev., sales tax, $1,848.14; Frito, supp., $42.64; Grand Electric, utilities/prof. fees/bldg, $2,617; Hausauer, repairs/maint, $415; HD Supply, repairs/maint., $607.92; Hettinger Candy, supp., $1,103.78; Hulm, E., travel/supp, $122.38; Inland Potable, prof. fees, $2,975; Jerome Bev., beer, $1,791.35; Johnson Bros., on/off sale/misc supp, $2,735.12; KBM Eng., prof fees, $331.14; Kelli Nelson, misc. supp., $78; NW Bev., beer, $4,833.45; NWSDRLA, prof. fees, $2,211.27; Penors, supp., $35.02,; Pepsi, supp., $387.20; PCRWS, water, $3,174.60; Republic, on/off sale, $2,064.99; S&S, supp., $1,889.15; SD DENR, fees, $50; SD Fed. Property, supp., $300; Servall, prof. fees, $75.07; WRCTC, util., $264.68. EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR PERSONNEL PURSUANT TO SDCL 125-2(1): 112-2012 – Butsavage moved, seconded by Clements to go into executive session at 9:50 p.m. to discuss personnel matters. Carried. Chapman declared the meeting back in open session at 10:23 p.m. ADJOURNMENT: Chairman Chapman adjourned the meeting at 10:25 p.m.
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By Betty Olson
This week started on a happy note with the Slim Buttes Lutheran ladies Christmas tea party last Sunday. Linda Mohagen brought her large collection of tea cups, tea pots, and a variety of teas for us to sample. All the ladies bring a plate of goodies and we play games, share Christmas stories, eat all we can hold, and go home well satisfied, both inside and out. Bill Vroman had skin cancer removed from his nose Tuesday. The doctors had to do a lot of cutting to get it all and then they grafted a piece of skin from in front of his ear to the end of his nose. He has a lot of stitches on the side of his face where they took the skin to
Weather Wise
graft and the end of his nose has a neatly stitched little red circle. Kind of reminded me of that reindeer we sing about this time of year! We’re glad the surgery went well and the bright red color should disappear soon. The Harding County history book committee met in Buffalo Wednesday afternoon to read through and make necessary corrections after Mary Buchholz brought the proofs home from the printer in Aberdeen for final examination. Several of us went through both volumes with very carefully, looking for mistakes and typos. It took us all day, but some of the delay was caused because we’d get bogged down reading the fascinating stories sent in about families and people from this area. The two volumes won’t be done in time for Christmas, but they should arrive early in 2013. This has been a long process and we are so looking forward to getting it done. continued on page 22
UNFINISHED BUSINESS Vote on proceeding with Storm Sewer project: Trustees discussed costs and the current plans and specifications; also the location of the holding pond in the plan and the responsibility of fixing sidewalks on Main Street. They talked about applying for a Community Access Grant in the spring and/or doing the project in phases vs. all in 2013. Lockert noted that the new engineering estimate lacked an amount for contingency. He will do further research. A vote on whether or not to proceed with the storm sewer project was postponed until the year-end meeting. 109-2012 – Clements moved, seconded by Butsavage to hold the year-end meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28 at City Hall. Carried. Airport Cardtrol: Trustees were in receipt of validation paperwork to sign for KLJ Engineering regarding the installation of a Cardtrol system at Bison Municipal Airport. The equipment would be purchased using federal airport entitlement funds. The town’s local 5% share of the $139,500 project would $7,750. Trustees wish to downgrade the size of the fuel tank before signing the forms. Chapman will visit
STATUS REPORT: Trustees reviewed McKinstry’s written status report with him. The complete report is on file at City Hall. Upcoming projects include re-lining sewer line from east of the water tower for approximately 400 ft. The complete report is on file at City Hall.
OPEN FORUM: There was conversation regarding an easement, if and when the storm sewer is built. Lockert gave a report on the Fall Airport Seminar that he recently attended in Mandan, ND, which was put on by the Bismarck Airport District Office of the FAA; Hulm reported on the Dec. 5 Election Workshop, which she attended in Rapid City. It was presented by Secretary of State Jason Gant. CLAIMS: The following claims were presented and approved for payment. November payroll by dept –Fin. Admin., $638.70; Streets, $892.70; Airport, $20.49; Parks & Rec., $24.37; Library, $516.16; Econ. Development, $37.24; Liquor, $4,798.06; Water, $1,074.90; Sewer, $420.54; Solid Waste, $2,062.40. Total FICA, $1,966.44; Health Ins, $500; SDRS,
CORRESPONDENCE: Hulm will post information about the South Dakota Retirement System municipal official opening on their board of directors, which is a four-year term beginning July 1, 2013.
EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK: 111-2012 – Clements moved, seconded by Lockert to approve and adopt the second reading of \ employee handbook policy changes. Carried.
NEXT MEETINGS: A special year-end meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. on Dec. 28; the next regular meeting is Monday, January 7 at 6:00 p.m. ATTEST: APPROVED:
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want the two volumes shipped to you, add another $10.00 for shipping. I guarantee that they are worth every penny. I can hardly wait until I get mine! A note to the committee ñ be sure to save all your bubble wrap and packing peanuts to use for shipping the books.
continued from page 21 If you haven’t already ordered a set, there is still time! You can send a check for $80.00 to: Harding County History Buffs, % Northwest Regional Library, P.O. Box 26, Buffalo, SD 57720 if you plan to pick them up in Buffalo. If you
Ethan Andress was here to Bangs vaccinate for us on Thursday. He’d been at Valloff ’s that morning and was headed to Jim Wilkinson’s after he finished here. Taz was here to help that morning and then went snowmobiling out at Cook City with his cousin Wade Engel over the weekend.
I lost a long-time friend this Thursday. Pat (O’Rourke) Kolb, 88, of Bison passed away on at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger. Pat and her husband Ted were good friends of my parents when we lived in Bison. Pat taught my sister and me to tap dance when we were pretty small and even now, at my advanced age, I can’t keep my feet still when I hear the old songs ‘Bimbo’ or ;Frosty the Snowman;. Pat;s funeral will be Tuesday in Bison with burial next to Ted at the Black Hills National Cemetery that afternoon. Rest in peace old friend, we;re gonna miss you. By know you’ve all heard about the crazy person who broke into that elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut and shot to death 20 little first graders and six female teachers. With the exception of Utah and a county in Texas, our schools in this country are ‘gun free zones’ and those poor teachers had no way to protect themselves and the children. All those ‘gun free zones’ like Columbine and Aurora, Colorado have become killing fields for the slaughter of innocents. I am so infuriated by this that I’m mulling over ways to legislatively prevent this senseless killing of our children from ever happening again. Nothing can save them all, but you never hear of anyone shooting up a gun shop or a hunting range, do you? There was an interesting story out at Casper, Wyoming on Tuesday when a guy walked into a nail salon and tried to sell the owner some diamonds. When she said she wasn’t interested, he pulled out a gun. A woman customer reached into her purse and grabbed her concealed weapon. Fearing for his life, the big coward ran out of the salon as soon as he saw that she was armed
and ready to defend herself and the other customers. If those poor teachers in Connecticut could have done the same thing, many of those little children might still be alive. Several legislators from across the state met with the directors of the South Dakota Stockgrowers in Rapid City Friday to discuss the up-coming legislative session and some of the issues concerning the agriculture community. We discussed the ADC program, prairie dog control, and the brand inspection program Beckman Memorial Church in Prairie City held their Christmas program Sunday evening and the Slim Buttes Lutheran Christmas program will be next Sunday at 11:00 with a pot luck dinner following. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of Christmas, but let’s not forget that Christmas is essentially a birthday party for a baby boy born all those many years ago to a very young mother in Bethlehem. That little baby was sent to bring love, hope, and salvation to the world. It would be wonderful if, at least for a little while, we could put aside our differences and focus on what is really important in life instead of trying so hard to be politically correct. Did you hear about the woman who went to the Post Office to buy stamps for her Christmas cards? She asked the clerk, "May I have 50 Christmas stamps?" The clerk asked, "What denomination?" The woman sighed deeply and replied, "Heaven help us. Has it come to this? Give me 6 Catholic, 12 Presbyterian, 10 Lutheran, and 22 Baptist." Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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Naughty or Nice?
Driving impaired is not worth the risk of being on SANTA’S Naughty List! The consequences of drinking and driving are serious and real. Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for driving while impaired can help you decide WHAT you are GETTING for Christmas for years to come! Violators often face jail time, the loss of their driver’s license, higher insurance rates and dozens of other expenses from attorney fees to fines to loss of wages. REMEMBER! Drinking and driving won’t land you on SANTA’s NICE list! Plan ahead for your holiday celebrations. 1. If you drink, don’t drive. 2. Designate a sober driver before the fun begins. 3. If you’re hosting a party, make sure you have non-alcoholic beverages available. 4. If you see a drunk driver on the road, call 9-1-1 to make a report. 5. REMEMBER! Every trip! Every Time! Buckle Up! Let’s keep this holiday season safe and sober for everyone on our roadways.
We want to take this way to express our gratitude to each and everyone who made Karen’s benefit in Wall, December 1st, such a fun and entertaining evening. Thank you to the Red Hat Ladies and the auctioneers for food and fun, and everyone for attending, showing their support and concern. Karen will be in surgery December 12th to have the knee put in. What a great place to live and work. A big thank you to everyone for all you have done to make these 2-1/2 months a step in getting well. Thank you! Karen & Harold Delbridge

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