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SDSU Extension is working with South Dakota Stockgrowers, South Dakota Cattlemen's, South Dakota Department of Agriculture and local veterinarians to bring educational programming to producers in some of the hardest hit areas following the October blizzard. The meetings are scheduled to last two hours and will include a meal. The topics covered will include; Financial Tools and Cow Leases-What's Fair, Cattle Health and Nutrition After the Storm and Emotional Well-being. Meetings will be held in Faith,
After the Storm: What's Next? Meetings begin Dec. 17
Volume 31 Number 25 December 5, 2013
Includes Tax
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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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New Underwood, Union Center and Newell. Date & Time Details Dec. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Faith Legion Hall Dec. 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the New Underwood Community Center Dec. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Union Center Community Center Dec. 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Newell School Multipurpose Room For questions or more information, contact Adele Harty or Shannon Sand at 605-394-1722.
Schalesky to attend International Leadership Seminar
FFA experience to the next level. In April of 2013 she went through the interview process at the South Dakota State FFA Convention where she was chosen to serve as the 2013-2014 South Dakota State FFA Reporter. Carrietta stated, “I wanted to try and become a state FFA officer because I wanted to give back to FFA for everything that I gained through experiences and to be able to show that a small town girl can accomplish anything and reach big dreams as long as you’re willing to work for it. I want to represent my home town of Bison well and share the way of living in the agricultural community that I call home. I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the South Dakota State FFA officers. As state officers our job is to influence FFA members to be active and improve on leadership skills, be advocates for agriculture and to inform people on how important agriculture is for everyday life. Since being selected, my schedule with the other State officers has been very busy. We have
During this Thanksgiving season, the Rancher Relief Fund administrators remind livestock producers that applications are still being accepted for financial assistance. Bob Fortune, SD Stockgrowers President said, "Thanks to many, many donations large and small from within South Dakota and from all across the country, the Rancher Relief Fund has nearly two million to distribute to those impacted by the devastating October blizzard. As we take time to give thanks this week, we're thankful for those who have donated to the Rancher's Relief Fund." If you are a livestock producer or know a livestock producer who was affected by the October blizzard, please visit www.ranchersrelief.org to complete the one page application or nomination form. The application and nomination deadline is December 31, 2013. "Our goal is to provide financial assistance as quickly as possible to livestock producers who were
Rancher Relief Fund reminds producers applications are open
Pictures with Santa will be Sunday, December 8 at he Masonic Lodge from 2 - 4 p.m. Free Will offering.
Highlights & Happenings
impacted by the storm. Eligible applicants will have a lot of flexibility to determine how best to put money they receive from the Rancher Relief Fund to work in rebuilding their livestock operations," said Cory Eich, SD Cattlemen's Association President. Funds will be distributed by the SD Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (SDVOARD) based on criteria established by the founding livestock organizations. A second funding round may be made available to applicants who have signed up before the deadline, depending on continued contributions to the Rancher Relief Fund and the number of qualified applications received. Tax deductible donations can be made online by going to the Black Hills Area Community Foundation's website at www.giveblackhills.org. For answers to frequently asked questions or for more information on the Rancher Relief Fund, please visit www.ranchersrelief.org.
Carrietta Schalesky is the 19 year old daughter of TW and Faye Schalesky. She is a 2012 Graduate from Bison High school. One of her favorite things that she has gotten the chance to be involved with is the Bison FFA Chapter. She has said that since FFA had given her so many opportunities throughout high school she wanted to take her
Perkins County 4-H Awards
been working hard to put on leadership camps and activities, help a variety of associations where help is needed at events, meet with other state officers to get some ideas to help improve the South Dakota FFA association, and put on an animal nursery for the public, as well as, help with livestock shows at South Dakota State Fair. All in all, it has been a successful year so far. The next big opportunity that I am looking forward to is the International Leadership Seminar for State Officers. The trip will be going abroad to South Africa. I will be traveling there this next January with state officers from other states. We are traveling abroad to widen our knowledge about the many aspects of agriculture by visiting a crocodile farm, an embryo transplant research center, an agribusiness company in South Africa, go on a safari, and many different farms and villages that raise a wide variety of domestic and exotic crops and animals. I see it as a great opportunity and to experience difcontinued on page 6
Free will soup supper at Bentley building, December 7, from 5 - 7 p.m. to help defray expenses for Carrie Schalesky, she will be traveling to South Africa.
Back row: Ethan Harpster, Jacob Schalesky, Wrangler Weishaar, Kyler Carmichael, Dryeann Schuelke. Front row: Elijah Harpster, Dustin Wells, Everett Paul, Iver Paul, Kaia Day, Kenley Day. See page 3
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December 21st, American Lutheran Church Christmas program. .
December 18th, First Presbyterian Church Christmas program .
December 15th, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Christmas program .
Lutheran, Preschool Christmas program.
December 8th, 5 p.m. Christ Evan-
Hot beef on whole grain mashed potatoes w/gravy green beans peaches vanilla ice cream
Friday, December 6
Monday, December 9
Meatloaf boiled potatoes broccoli butterscotch pudding apricots
Tuesday, December 10
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Baked ham scalloped potatoes glazed carrots 1/2 cup cranberry sauce red velvet cake
Alcoholics Anonymous is meeting weekly in Bison. The group meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the basement of the Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome.
To have your NON-PROFIT meeting listed here, please submit them by calling: 244-7199, or e-mailing to: courier@sdplains.com. We will run your event notice the two issues prior to your event at no charge.
Wednesday, December 11
homemade tomato soup beef sandwich whole wheat crackers jello w/strawberries orange
by Gov. Dennis Daugaard Christmas is a time when all of us, young and old, are free to become children again, if only for a while. Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author of the “Little House on the Prairie’’ series, said it this way: “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.’’ Wilder, who spent a good part of her life in the De Smet area, used the term “kindred,’’ which is an old-fashioned way of saying kinfolk or family. That’s appropriate, because Christmas is all about family, the spirit of giving and the joy of being together. As a child, I could hardly wait for Christmas to arrive and the gifts to be passed around and opened. Now that I’ve grown up, I find that my enjoyment of the season is more about watching others open their gifts. My enjoyment of the season is also about the sights and sounds and smells that carry the Christmas message of peace and good will. I’ll admit that on Christmas, I do become in spirit a child again, anticipating the expressions of surprise and joy on the faces of family and friends as we share gifts. It’s a wonderful feeling, and it is meant to be shared. You know, I’m one of the lucki-
Christmas in the great outdoors
est people in South Dakota these days. The annual Christmas tree display is ready for viewing in the Capitol. When I walk into the Capitol building each morning from now until after Christmas Day, I will be greeted by the rich aroma of pine trees and the sparkling reflection of Christmas lights on the ornaments that decorate those trees. Just walking down the hallway to my office is an opportunity to re-experience childhood memories of this joyful season. In the spirit of the season, I very much would like to share that rich experience with each of you. This year’s theme for Christmas at the Capitol is “Christmas in the Great Outdoors.’’ Many volunteers have devoted precious hours to create the annual holiday display. As always, they have done a great job. Each of you is invited to visit the capital city anytime during the Christmas season to enjoy Christmas in the Great Outdoors. The display, which includes nearly 100 trees, is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily from Wednesday, Nov. 27 through Saturday, Dec. 28. I invite you to take the opportunity to visit your Capitol this season. Bring your family or friends. Enjoy the display and, for a little while, become in spirit a child again.
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Perkins County 4-H Awards
Antelope 4-H Club Participation Certificate: Braden Kopren-4 years; Jacob Schalesky-6 years; Tessa Kopren- 8 years; Lane Kopren-10 years. Jolly Ranchers 4-H Club Cloverbud: Dustin KolbCloverbud. Year Pins: Tayton Scholfield-2 years; Everett Paul-3 years. Foods & Nutrition, Visual Arts, Community Service: Iver Paul-3 years; Jacob Kolb-6 years; Joshua McKinstry-7 years; Stephanie Kolb-9 years; Lenae McKinstry-10 years. Participation Certificates: Willie Anderson-1 year; Dryeann Schuelke-1 year; Shawna Kolb-2 years; Aspen Pulver-2 years; Wade Pulver-3 years; Chantel Kolb-3 years; Nicole Hafner-6 years; Deaundra Kolb-6 years; Trevor Pulver-7 years. Rough & Ready 4-H Club Year Pins: Kaia Day-1 year; Kenley Day-2 years; Ian Arneson2 years; Macy Schiley-2 years; Kyler Carmichael-4 years; Lindsey Wilken-4 years; Susan Wilken-5 years; Kaeli Carmichael- 6 years; Tricia Wilken-7 years; Reed Arneson-8 years; Karisa Carmichael-8 years; Kenny Carmichael-8 years; Sydney Arneson-9 years, Rodeo; Shaley Lensegrav-11 years. Participation Certificate: Anna Hatle-10 years. Thunder Butte Valley 4-H Club Cloverbud: Dustin Wells. Year Pins: Garrett Holzer-1 year; Taylor Fisher-1 year; Corbin Mackaben-2 years; Ashtin Gerbracht-2 years; Hannah McKinstry-2 years; Gavin Nelson-3 years; Josh McKinstry-7 years; Dodge Weishaar-8 years; Wrangler Weishaar-8 years. Participation Certificates: Grace Holzer-1 year; Caden Fisher-1 year; Morgan McKinstry- 2 years; Joshua Beckman-2 years; Kaden Glover-2 years; Dylan Beckman-3 years; Jaren Beckman-3 years; Dylan Beckman-3 years; Jaren Beckman-3 years; Ty Collins-8 years; Dalton Gerbracht- 9 years; Dillon Collins-9 years. Perkins County Independent Year Pins: Elijah Harpster-3 years; Ethan Harpster-3 years; Jenna Kari-6 years; Julianna Kari6 years. Participation Certificates: Quirt Beer-1 year; Kelli Evans-1 year; Justin Schopp-1 year; Shyanna Seidel-1 year; Trey Donovan-2 years; Shay Oliver-2 years; Trevor Olson-2 years; Britt Oliver-3 years; Kelsey Pierson-3 years; Cody Thompson-3 years; Billy Larson-3 years; Meza Ham- 4 years; Morgan Ham-4 years; Sam Larson-4 years; Bailey Oliver-4 years; Krista Schopp-4 years; Chance Escott-5 years; Duce Escott-5 years; Kelly Schopp-5 years; Collin Palmer-6 years; Hallie Kocer-7 years; Kasey Larson-7 years; Paden Sexton-7 years; Paige Larson-8 years; Tyus Olson-9 years; Brianna Sexton-9 years. Livestock Awards Rancher’s Special: The cash award for this event is sponsored by Dacotah Bank of Lemmon and Bison. This year’s winner was Julianna Kari for Junior Division showing a cow/calf pair. Round Robin: Trophy winners for Beginner Round Robin was Eli Harpster sponsored by Cindy’s Crop Insurance; Junior Round Robin Winner was Jacob Schalesky sponsored by Len Hofer Family; Senior Round Robin Winner was Ethan Harpster sponsored by Greg Veal and Kandi O’Neal Families Livestock Showmanship Horse Showmanship: Beginner winner- Tayton Schofield; Junior winner- Jacob Schalesky. Each winner received JoEllen Memorial Horsemanship Buckles sponsored by Larry Schuelke and family. Goat Showmanship: BeginnerEli Harpster won a trophy; JuniorJacob Schalesky won a duffle bag; Senior- Ethan Harpster won a sweatshirt. Sheep Showmanship: JuniorJacob Schalesky won a duffle bag. Beef Showmanship: BeginnerDryeann Schuelke won a trophy; Junior- Jacob Schalesky won a duffle bag. Dairy Showmanship: JuniorJacob Schalesky won a duffle bag. Hog Showmanship: BeginnerEli Harpster won a trophy; SeniorEthan Harpster won a sweatshirt. The goat, sheep, beef, dairy, hog
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awards were sponsored by the Perkins County 4-H Leaders. Small Animal Showmanship Rabbit Showmanship: Beginner- Eli Harpster won a trophy. Chicken Showmanship: Beginner- Eli Harpster won a trophy. County Fair Awards Special awards given to the most outstanding exhibit in each division. Beginner’s received $5 sponsored by the Town and Country CFEL club. Most Outstanding Foods: Everett Paul; Most Outstanding Horticulture: Everett Paul; Most Outstanding Visual Arts: Everett Paul; Most Outstanding Family Resource: Everett Paul; Most Outstanding Ag Related project: Everett Paul; Most Outstanding Photo: Taylor Fisher. Junior’s received $5 sponsored by Jolly Ranchers 4-H Club. Most Outstanding Foods: Macy Shiley; Most Outstanding Horticulture: Iver Paul; Most Outstanding Visual Arts: Tie between Tayton Scholfield and Iver Paul; Most Outstanding Family Resource: Tayton Schofield; Most Outstanding Display: Susan Wilken; Most Outstanding Ag Related project: Iver Paul; Most Outstanding Photo: Iver Paul; Most Outstanding Poster: Macy Shiley. Seniors received $10 sponsored by Jolly Ranchers 4-H Club. Most Outstanding Visual Arts: Shaley Lensegrav; Most Outstanding Family Resource: Shaley Lensegrav; Most Outstanding Display: Ethan Harpster; Most Outstanding Photo: Anna Hatle. Outstanding Leather Project A $50 cash prize donated by the Larry Schuelke family in memory of JoEllen Schuelke. This year’s winner Kenneth Carmichael. Carrie Creativity Award A $25 cash award and engraved plaque sponsored by Rough and Ready 4-H Club in memory of Carrie Flatmoe. This year winner was Anna Hatle. Special County Awards Adria Sudlow Memorial Award is given to both Junior and Senior members. Each purple ribbon winner will have their name and year engraved on a gold plate and placed on the public speaking plaque displayed in the Bentley Memorial Building and also received a 4-H t-shirt. This year’s winners were Eli Harpster, Ethan Harpster, Taylor Fisher, Macy Schiley. Homemaker of Tomorrow Award This is awarded to a Junior or Senior in the Foods and Nutrition project; the winner received a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. This year’s winner was Macy Schiley. Curtis Vollmer Memorial Belt Buckle is awarded to the top Senior in Livestock Judging. This year’s winner Ethan Harpster.
Wednesday, December 11
Tuesday, December 10 Tomato soup toasted cheese sandwich salad bar fruit & milk Chicken alfredo whole grain roll salad bar fruit & milk
Monday, December 9 Hamburger gravy mashed potatoes wax beans salad bar fruit & milk
Thursday, December 12 Chili cornbread salad bar fruit, milk
Boys All Conference
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Logan Hendrickson
Clayton Prelle
1st Team All Conference: Logan Hendrickson, Bison; Clayton Prelle, Bison; Clay Bernstein, Faith; Blaze McMurty, Faith; Sam Kenedy, Faith; Chaney Keffler, Faith; Chance Escott, Faith; Josh Afdahl, Faith; Steven Koch, Harding County; Harley Mollman, Harding County; Clayton Koch, Harding County; Reece Jensen, Harding County; Windon Hewson, Harding County; Zion Powell, Harding County; Wacey Boylan, Newell; Teigan Strohschein, Newell; Quentin Timm, Newell; Tanner Kraft, Timber Lake; Clay Lindskov, timber Lake. Honorable Mention: Reed Arneson, Bison; Ross Collins, Bison; Tyler Hohenberger, Faith; Jaelani Uthe, Faith; Jarett Jensen, Harding County; Max Teigen, Harding County; Aaron Holzer, Timber Lake; Tanner Lenderman, Timber Lake.
Testing the water is important for household well owners
The National Ground Water Association recommends household well owners test their water at least annually for bacteria, nitrate, and any contaminants of local concern. More frequent testing should be considered if: •There is a change in the taste, odor, or appearance of the well water, or if a problem occurs such as a broken well cap, inundation by floodwaters, or a new contamination source •The well has a history of bacterial contamination •The septic system has recently malfunctioned •Family members or house guests have recurrent incidents of gastrointestinal illness •An infant is living in the home One wishes to monitor the efficiency and performance of home water treatment equipment. Well owners should check with their local health or environmental health department for recommendations regarding the type and frequency of testing specific to their location. For help in interpreting water test results -and what might be a health risk or an aesthetic issue -- the lab that conducted the test or the county health department should be contacted. Total coliform is the most commonly used indicator of bacterial contamination. The presence of coliform bacteria is an "indicator" of a well's possible contamination from human or animal wastes. Total coliform are a broad category of bacteria, most of which pose no threat to humans. Some come from fecal matter; others naturally occur in soils, vegetation, insects, etc. The presence of coliform bacteria in well water can be a harbinger of worsening water quality. In some cases, more specific tests for fecal contamination, such as E. coli, may be used. Common sources of nitrate to well water are fertilizers, septic systems, animal manure, and leaking sewer lines. Nitrate also occurs naturally from the breakdown of nitrogen compounds in soils and rocks. High levels of nitrate in well water present a health concern and can also indicate the presence of other contaminants, such as bacteria and pesticides. Drinking large amounts of water with nitrates is particularly threatening to infants (for example, when mixed in formula). States may recommend or require testing for certain contaminants specific to the locality. Arsenic and radon are two examples of water-quality concerns that can be localized. Arsenic occurs in water that comes into contact with some types of rocks and soils. Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that comes from the natural radioactive
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Thanksgiving weekend guests of Art and Marilyn Christman were Chuck and Judy Lewis of Sturgis, Sarah Lewis of Brookings, Ben Lewis and Katie Fisk of Rapid City; Leon and Edith Brodie. Monday and Tuesday evening, Fred and Bev Schopp attended the Lemmon Jr. High Girls Basketball games. Thanksgiving Day guests of Fred and Bev Schopp were Laurie, Dan and Danci Hoff; Jessie Ginther; Weston, Katelin and Tristan Ginther; Ray and Julie Schopp, Andrew, Katie, Kelly, Krista and Justin; Jeremy Thompson; Rose Martin; Dennis Martin; Duane and Jo Martin of Kalispell, MT. Tim and Kendra McIntyre of Webster, SD; Ray and Katie Dworshak and
Meadow News ...By Tiss Treib
Down a country road
breakdown of uranium in the ground. Exposure to radon can come from two sources: the air in one's home, which seeps up through the foundation, and well water. (Note: Arsenic and radon are used here as examples only, and may or may not be a problem in one's area. Well owners should check with their state or local health department.) To find state-specific information relating to private wells, visit the water testing page located under the water quality menu tab on www.WellOwner.org. Indicators of a dirty well include cloudy water, low water flow into the well, or taste or odor problems. If these problems persist, or positive bacteria results are reported from well testing, then NGWA recommends that a qualified water well system professional should inspect the well. The professional would also determine whether the well should be cleaned. In addition to WellOwner.org, NGWA has other resources to help private well owners including a toll-free Private Well Owner Hotline at 855 420.9355 (855 H2O-WELL) and the Private Well Owner Tip Sheet -- a free monthly e-mail containing tips to help well owners take care of their well and protect water quality. One can sign up for the free tip sheet at WellOwner.org.
Emmersyn of Ft. Riley, Kansas; Jon and Kellee Morgan and boys of Lovell, WY were weekend guests of Mary Ellen Fried. Jerry Petik was a Sunday afternoon visitor at Ernestine Miller's. Carolyn Petik visited with Irene Young in Lemmon on Wednesday afternoon. Jerry and Carolyn Petik were among those attending Thanksgiving dinner at Irene Young's. Carolyn Petik visited with Irene Young on Saturday. Saturday evening Carolyn was a guest at Emil and Gertie Tomac's to help Lois Burch of Belle Fourche celebrate her birthday.
These youngsters were checking things out at an auction sale this fall.
Schalesky
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Dakota. Supper will be served from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Upon my return, I want to share my experiences and inform many organizations on what I was able to take in while I was in South Africa. I would like to schedule a time to meet with you and others within the organization to talk about my trip within the spring or summer after I get back.
ferent types of agriculture that is around the world. To help with the many expenses that will come with this trip to South Africa, I invite everyone to come and enjoy a soup and chili supper with free-will offering on December 7, 2013. There will be silent auction items throughout the night to bid on as well. Supper will be held at the Elbert Bentley Memorial Building in Bison, South
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Applications for Conservation Stewardship Program due Jan. 17 popular Farm Bill conservation program seeks producer participation
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is opening the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for new enrollments for federal fiscal year 2014. Starting today through January 17, 2014, producers interested in participating in the program can submit applications to NRCS. “Through the Conservation Stewardship Program, farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners are going the extra mile to conserve our nation’s resources,” NRCS Chief Jason Weller said. “Through their conservation actions, they are ensuring that their operations are more productive and sustainable over the long run.” The CSP is an important Farm Bill conservation program that helps established conservation stewards with taking their level of natural resource management to the next level to improve both their agricultural production and provide valuable conservation benefits such as cleaner and more abundant water, as well as healthier soils and better wildlife habitat. Weller said today's announcement is another example of USDA's comprehensive focus on promoting environmental conservation and strengthening the rural economy, and it is a reminder that a new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill is pivotal to continue these efforts. CSP is now in its fifth year and so far, NRCS has partnered with producers to enroll more than 59 million acres across the nation. The program emphasizes conservation performance — producers earn higher payments for higher performance. In CSP, producers install conservation enhancements to make positive changes in soil quality, soil erosion, water quality, water quantity, air quality, plant resources, animal resources and energy. Some popular enhancements used by farmers and ranchers include:
Thelma Sandgren was a Monday morning tea guest of Tiss Treib. Tiss Treib accompanied Jim and Patsy Miller to Faith Monday. Tiss Treib made a trip to Bison Tuesday. Margie Hershey of Rapid City met her there and they went out to lunch together. Tiss then made a trip to Lemmon in the afternoon. Bernie Gunther took Tiss Treib out to lunch in Hettinger Wednesday. Thanksgiving Day dinner guests of John and Shirley Johnson were Bob and Shilo Johnson; Katelyn Eisenbiez; Gary, Jodi and Lexi Johnson; Mike and Linda Johnson, Sam and Annie; Lance Johnson and a friend. Tiss Treib stopped for dessert on her way home from work. Denise Haugen, Rebecca, Kristina, Zachery, Brooklyn and Daniel arrived Wednesday evening at Shirley Harris’s and spent through Saturday with Shirley Harris.
Rosebud News....By Tiss Treib
Shirley Harris, Denise Haugen, Rebecca, Kristina, Zachery, Brooklyn and Daniel spent a day with Melvin and Loretta Haugen. Shirley Harris, Denise Haugen, Rebecca, Kristina, Zachery, Brooklyn and Daniel spent Thanksgiving with Kay Lynn and Trent Sonsalla and family. Jim and Patsy Miller made a trip to Hettinger Tuesday. Jim and Patsy Miller; David and Nancy Miller, John, JLynn and Jamie of Rapid City and Violet Miller were Thanksgiving Day guests of Matt and Christi Miller in Hettinger. Jim and Patsy Miller attended “Wake up Santa” in Hettinger Friday evening and had supper with Matt and Christi Miller and Zabrina. Jim and Patsy Miller attended the Cow sale in Lemmon Saturday. Marilyn Schwartzbauer and Braylyn Miller of Bismarck arrived at Dorothy Frey’s Thursday morning. Dean, Monte and Lynn Frey
joined them for Thanksgiving supper. Esther and Bill Nagel of Reeder, ND and Isabel Boespflug were Thanksgiving Day guests of Keith and Bev Hoffman. Albert Keller returned to work Monday. Thursday, Bridget Keller and the boys traveled to Timber Lake to have Thanksgiving at Perry and Stacy Keller’s home. They returned home that evening. Saturday, Bridget Keller took family pictures for Paulo and Tabbi Mauri. After that, Bridget and the boys ate dinner at Duane and Dawn Harris'. Sunday, Bridget Harris took family photos for Brad and Crystal Shuffield. After the photos, Bridget and the boys went to Les and Sharon Longwoods for dinner and helped celebrate Ella's birthday (Jared and Laura's daughter). Tim and JoAnne Seim were among the Thanksgiving Day guests of Boyd and Betty Ellingson.
•Using new nozzles that reduce the drift of pesticides, lowering input costs and making sure pesticides are used where they are most needed; •Modifying water facilities to prevent bats and bird species from being trapped; •Burning patches of land, mimicking prairie fires to enhance wildlife habitat; and •Rotating feeding areas and monitoring key grazing areas to improve grazing management. Eligible landowners and operators in all states and territories can enroll in CSP through January 17th to be eligible during the 2014 federal fiscal year. While local NRCS offices accept CSP applications year round, NRCS evaluates applications during announced ranking periods. To be eligible for this year’s enrollment, producers must have their applications submitted to NRCS by the closing date. A CSP self-screening checklist is available to help producers determine if the program is suitable for their operation. The checklist highlights basic information about CSP eligibility requirements, stewardship threshold requirements and payment types.
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The weather was absolutely beautiful this week! We had a high of 54 degrees, a sprinkle of warm rain Sunday night, and no snow at all. I spent all day Friday washing windows and hanging laundry on the clothesline to dry. I almost ruined my back on Saturday dragging more downed branches out of the yard, and raking and burning leaves. The yard sure looks better and a lot of liniment and aspirin took care of my sore joints. Don’t you wish this would last until at least the end of March? These guys spent Monday building a stockade at the Smith place while I journeyed to Spearfish for our Great Western Cattle Trail meeting at the Heritage Center. Peggy Ables gave a report on her trip to the national GWCTA meeting in Ogallala, Nebraska. South Dakota will host the national meeting next year over the 4th, 5th and 6th of July during the Belle Fourche Roundup rodeo while we will also celebrate the National Day of the American Cowboy. It should be a really fun time and we’ll discuss more about it at our next meeting on January 6th. The guys spent Tuesday working on the new shed and Ron Floyd called to tell them that he has the rafters they ordered for it at his place whenever they are ready for them. The Slim Buttes Lutheran Thanksgiving service was Wednesday evening with a pie social afterwards. Thad and Angie had Thanksgiving dinner at their house north of Sturgis on Thanksgiving Day. All five of our sons were there, along with eleven of our grandkids. Casey and Missy and three of their kids came for dinner before going on to Rapid City for the NRCA Rodeo Finals. Guy and Megan and boys came from Gillette, Lorri was sick, but Sandy Dan came from Newell to join us, and Sage and Alaina and girls drove down from Dickinson. Teri Dee was the only one of our kids who didn’t make it home. Both Teri and Mike were on call at the hospital in Buffalo, Minnesota so they took their boys out to a local smorgasbord. They are remodeling their house and presently have NO kitchen! Gert Kooiman was still in the Hettinger hospital over Thanksgiving and Willy Tenold was also admitted on Thanksgiving. Thankfully, both of them were able to come home on Sunday. Please keep them in your prayers. A lot of ladies attended the Slim Buttes Lutheran annual Christmas Tea Sunday afternoon. We feasted on calorie laden goodies, drank a lot of hot tea and cider, and opened presents from our prayer partners. Meriah
Grand River Roundup ............................................... By Betty Olson
Sperle showed us how to make Blessings jars and Linda Mohagen helped the ladies create beautiful Christmas cards. Sunday evening Reub and I went to the pancake supper and bazaar at the Ralph Lutheran Church. A good crowd gathered for the pancakes and sausage and to bid on the beautiful quilts and other items, with all the proceeds going to the Rancher Relief Fund to help support our friends and neighbors who lost so much in the early October blizzard. President Obama told us “Under my plan, if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your healthcare plan, you’ll be able to keep your healthcare plan. Period. Nothing changes, except your health insurance costs will go down.” All three statements were bald faced lies and the truth is becoming painfully obvious to the American people. Millions have had their insurance plans canceled, including many of our friends and neighbors, and, for those who still have insurance, the cost has skyrocketed. A lot of doctors are either retiring or refusing to take Medicare and Medicaid patients because they can’t afford to work for the limited amount of money the government will pay for treatment for the people on these programs. The millions of people who've had their old coverage cancelled must re-enroll by December 23 to avoid gaps in coverage by the New Year. Obama's deadline for fixing the site after its October 1st debut was a calamity. The team that took three and half years to botch the initial launch at a cost of more than $1 billion wasn’t able to improve the website much for the rollout on November 30th and the security issues have not been addressed at all. My cousin Marilyn’s husband, Bill Steinmeyer, called to tell me a joke he heard on the radio about Nancy Pelosi’s statement when Congress was debating the thousands of pages of the ObamaCare bill. Remember when Pelosi said “We have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it”? The doctor quoted on the radio show Bill was listening to replied “That’s the definition of a stool sample”! A friend in the medical field sent me this: Doctors have weighed in on Obama’s new health care package. The Allergists were in favor of scratching it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves. The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Administration had a lot of nerve. Meanwhile, Obstetricians felt certain everyone was laboring under a misconception, while the Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted. Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the Pediatricians said, "Oh, grow up!" The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists could see right through it. Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing and the Internists claimed it would indeed be a bitter pill to swallow. The Plastic Surgeons opined that
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this proposal would "put a whole new face on the matter". Anesthesiologists thought the whole idea was a gas, and those lofty Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no. The Chiropractors knew they would just have to work their fingers to the bone and try to live on back pay. They feel that if the government doesn’t get off our backs, the whole country will need a Chiropractor.
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James “Jim” Schell
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through the 10th grade. Following his schooling he continued to work on the farm. Jim met Ann Silk in 1942 and they were united in marriage on September 1, 1943 at Glad Valley, South Dakota. Jim and Ann lived on the John Schell homestead near Meadow which they later purchased. They lived and worked there until 1998, when they retired from farming and ranching and moved into Lemmon, South Dakota. Jim loved his border collie pups and especially enjoyed his years on the farm. He was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Meadow and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lemmon and was involved with the Knights of Columbus. Jim passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Western Horizons Care Center in Hettinger, North Dakota. He is survived by his sister, Marie Hoff, Lemmon, South Dakota, and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ann on July 11, 2002; two brothers, Romolius and Jonas Schell; and five sisters, Margaret Schiley, Mina Marciniak, Angela Schiley, Barbara Johnson and Elizabeth Herzog. Visitation was on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon, SD. Condolences may be sent through our website at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com.
The Rosary Service for James “Jim” Schell, age 92, of Lemmon, South Dakota, was held at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lemmon, South Dakota. Fr. Tony Grossenburg officiated, burial followed in the Gallaway Cemetery at Meadow, South Dakota. James Peter Schell “Jim” was born on the family farm, near Meadow, South Dakota, on December 23, 1920 to John and Rosa (Volk) Schell. He grew up on the family farm and attended Country School Thompson
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Well, how was your Thanksgiving Holiday? Did you fill up on turkey and mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie? Even if your favorite football team lost, you probably still had much for which to be thankful. Did you know that Jesus was a thankful Person? As He stood before the tomb of His friend, Lazarus, His heart was full of gratitude: So they removed the stone. Then Jesus raised His eyes, and said, "Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.” (John 11:41 NAS)
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The One who made us and everything around us then came and lived with us in the world He had created. Surprisingly, He held a deep spirit of dependency and appreciation for all that His Father gave Him. As strange as it may sound, He took bread made of wheat from the soil He had formed and fish from the waters in the sea He had filled and thanked His Father for it: and He took the seven loaves and the fish; and giving thanks, He broke them and started giving them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. (Matthew 15:36 NAS) So, if the One who made us can be so thankful for all things and in all situation, how can we not share in that same “attitude of gratitude”? …in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. (1Thessalonians 5:18 NAS)
So, why is it significant that we have a thankful Savior? To begin with, He is our Creator: For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities -all things have been created through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:16 NAS)
Sat. evening services • GR Luth. - 4:00 p.m. •American - 6:30 p.m. Sunday morning services •Rosebud - 8:00 a.m. • Indian Creek - 10:30 a.m.
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Dana Lockhart
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.
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor David Moench
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. Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.
South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Coal Springs Community Church
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9:30 for all ages Reva • Sunday School 9:45 a.m. for all ages •Worship Service - 11:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. 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.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m.
Does this make us a little uncomfortable? Does it make Jesus just a bit too human for our taste? That would be kinda strange, considering that we are about to celebrate His birth!
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
Christ Luthern Preschool hosts a “T” Party
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Tally Seim with Daughter Paisley and Zoey Kopren with Aunt Jenny Kopren and Grandma Cindy Kopren
Zane Day with his Grandma Iris working on Christmas ornaments for the Christmas tree at the courthouse.
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Marcella Wells and Julia Carmichael enjoying their snacks at the “T” party that the children at Christ Luthern preschool hosted last Wednesday. They had “T” shaped Jello Jigglers, Crackers with the letter T on them, and brownie wedges and pumpkin spice tea.
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During the Holiday Season, Christmas Cactus are on display in garden centers. David Graper, SDSU Extension Horticulture Specialist and Director of McCrory Gardens, shared some information about these beautiful plants as well as tips for extending their beauty beyond the season. Although it is often sold labeled as Christmas Cactus or Holiday Cactus, Graper said there is actually a difference between the true Thanksgiving Cactus and the true Christmas Cactus. "Often times we will see hybrids of these two different plants. Both of these plants have flattened specialized stems that are actually part stem and part leaf, called cladodes. Here is where some of the differences
Holiday plants to enjoy year-round
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show up," he said, going on to explain that the Thanksgiving Cactus, Zygocactus (Schlumbergera) truncatus, has wider flattened stems with a few pointed projections or serrations to the tip of the cladodes. "The flowers are usually bright pink, purple, white - often edged in pink or a golden yellow color. The true Christmas Cactus, usually Schlumbergera bridgesii have somewhat narrower stem segments with more rounded tips to the cladodes," Graper said, adding that there is also an Easter Cactus, Rhipsalidopsis gaetneri, with wider cladodes, tipped with a fringe of several hairs. Graper said all of these plants are photoperiodic, which means that they perceive the length of the night. "When the night or dark period gets long enough, they initiate flower buds and bloom," he said. According to Graper, the Thanksgiving cactus usually flowers earlier than the Christmas Cactus followed later by the Easter Cactus, as the nights start to get shorter again. In order to have them ready in time for the holidays each year, Graper explained that producers of these plants control the length of the dark period using either lights to shorten or shade cloth to extend the length of night. "These holiday plants are members of the Cactus family, but they usually are associated with habitats that are more like jungles than deserts," he said. "They are native to South America where they are often found growing on rocks or tree trunks and branches." He went onto explain that jungle cacti like these prefer to have regular watering as opposed to long periods of drought. However, probably the most common problem in growing these plants, Graper said is watering too frequently or letting the plants sit in water. "This will usually result in bacterial or fungal infections of the roots which will essentially shut down the flow of water from the roots to the rest of the plant. Grow them in a well-drained potting soil and let the soil dry out slightly before watering thoroughly," he said. Year-round beauty Graper said that unlike some holiday plants, like the poinsettia, which are best recycled in the compost pile after its done flowering; the Schlumbergera, like these, can be long-lived plants that are quite easy to bring back into bloom for many holidays to come. "I have relatives that have very large Christmas Cacti that are up to 4-feet across that they have had in the family for decades," Graper said. "These large plants can be covered with hundreds of flowers when they come into bloom." For best results, Graper said the plants grow best in bright, indirect light or morning sun but should not be grown in full sun all day long. "Some people will move these large plants outside during the summer but they can easily be kept on a sunny windowsill all year long," he said. "The key to getting them to bloom again is to place them in a cool location, maybe down to 60 degrees at night, and let them be exposed to the normal day/night cycle of light and dark. This way they will
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perceive the lengthening dark period and come into bloom, right on time for Thanksgiving or Christmas." Share the beauty Propagation is quite easy with all of these plants, especially in the spring, Graper said. "Select healthy stem segments about 3 to 4-inches long. Use a sharp knife or just break them off the main plant. Let them sit out for a day or so, to allow the wound to callus a bit, then stick them into your potting soil, about an inch deep," he said. Then he added to be careful not to water too much until the plant shows signs of new leaves growing out of the tips or there is resistance when gently tugging them out of the soil. "It is usually best to plant multiple cuttings in a single pot to provide a fuller look and more flowers to enjoy for each plant. Fertilize your new plants with a half-strength houseplant fertilizer about once a month from spring until fall, then hold off on fertilizing again until the following spring," he said. He added that if you are looking for that holiday gift that can keep on giving, consider a holiday cactus. These plants can usually be found in 4 to 8-inch pot sizes at a reasonable price.
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Amy Kirk is a ranch wife from Custer, SD
friends leaving the gate wide open behind them, or it jumped out leaving a mutilated cattle panel in its wake. When a butcher critter gets out, not only is somebody usually in trouble, but getting a feisty butcher critter that’s been on a grain-fed diet back in isn’t always easy. One year we fed a butcher critter over the summer until the grain was gone then turned it out with the herd until fall gathering. When it turned up missing my husband was convinced it had been cattle rustled until a fellow rancher called weeks later and said it was in with his horses, so we had to arrange a time to go get it. Other times butcher critter’s have tried to take us while bring in their grain (the reason we dump the grain into the trough from opposite side of the fence now). Cloven-footed home-grown food can be a lot of work. Having an entire freezer filled with one’s own beef may sound wonderful, but in all reality we probably outspend beef-buying consumers. If we figure the energy, time, and money spent on the feed and the processing, we aren’t just eating tasty, energyproviding food; we’re eating pretty pricy beef. We have to deal
Hard-Earned Food
One of the things I am most thankful for is our home-grown food. At times it has been somewhat of a challenge to contain, retrieve, and get back in. I’m talking about our butcher critter—the term for our “carefully selected” (or as we like to say, “culled”) steer or spayed heifer that eventually feeds our family. It only makes sense that if we are in the business of raising beef cattle which ends up in grocery stores, we should get to eat the beef we raise and at least once a year we try to do just that, but sometimes our home-grown beef is hard earned. Once we select a butcher critter, we provide it with a special grain and hay diet (it gives beef the best-tasting flavor) for 3-5 months before we have it processed at a butcher shop locally. At times our “food” has gotten out: someone didn’t ensure the gate was securely latched when they went through, the butcher critter escaped via our kids’
with the butcher critter’s grainfed attitude everyday for months, exert energy in the occasional struggle to get it back in if it gets out, arrange in advance a processing date, haul it down for processing, pay for the processing, pick up the 5-7 boxes of beef, and find room for all of it in the freezer. This is why I envy grocery consumers sometimes. When a shopper needs a roast, steaks, or hamburger, he or she can pull up to the variety of meats, spend a few seconds looking over the different cuts, make a few comparisons then toss something in the cart and wheel off to the next item on the list. The hassle that goes into providing wonderfully packaged cuts of beef neatly displayed in a grocer’s meat section has been done by others for the consumer. I have never seen a grocery shopper chase down their food the way we have had to occasionally. This Thanksgiving, my family and lucky relatives enjoyed an expensive dining experience: Kirk Ranch prime rib. And let me just say that prime rib tastes better than turkey because when you have to work hard for it, the food tastes outstanding.
The feed cost environment for 2013-2014 is dramatically different compared to last year, according to Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist. "Corn and corn-derived feeds such as distiller's grains and silage are only about half the cost of one year ago. Hay and roughage costs are lower as well, but on a percentage basis the price decline has not been as dramatic as compared to corn prices," Rusche said. With this in mind, Rusche says there may be an opportunity to exploit these differences in feed prices to reduce winter feed expenses. In Table 1 he laid out three different rations for 1,400-pound cows in late gestation. The rations were formulated to meet protein requirements and at least maintain body condition. Ration #1 is a traditional hay based diet using alfalfa hay (19 percent crude protein) and grass hay (8% crude protein). Ration #2 consists of corn silage, corn stalks and modified distiller's grains. Ration #3 is a limit-fed diet using 10 pounds of hay (alfalfa and grass) combined with 10 pounds of corn per head per day. The prices are based on published price data from South Dakota feed markets in late November. "Using these prices, diets utilizing corn or corn-derived feeds are more cost effective compared to diets relying completely on hay,"
Is hay still the best choice to winter cows?
Rusche said. Of course, he added, every situation is different and hay costs in some markets may not be as high as the values used here. "It should be noted that the corn price is for dry corn. In some cases there may be an opportunity to utilize wetter corn that would otherwise be subject to discounts and reduce costs further," he said. Implementing some of these strategies requires limiting the cows' feed intake below what their appetite would be normally. In order to do that successfully, Rusche said the following management factors that need to be considered: •Diets should be based on actual nutrient analyses. •Gradually adapt cattle to diet changes, especially if high-starch feeds are used. •Proper bunk management is extremely important to avoid digestive upsets. •Allow plenty of room at the bunk and in the lot (at least 30 inches of bunk space and 500 ft2 per cow). •Limit-feed rations will meet the cows' nutrient needs, but won't satisfy their appetite. Strong fences are essential. •Just like under more traditional management systems, body condition needs to be monitored to make sure that the cattle are on track to meet production goals.
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Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 6:00 p.m. City Hall
Bison Town Board Special Meeting
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL: Chairman Juell Chapman called a special meeting of the Bison Town Board to order on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at City Hall. Other present were trustees Matt Butsavage, David Kopren and Luke Clements; and Finance Officer Beth Hulm. Trustee Mike Lockert was absent. ALL ACTION IN THE FOLLOWING MINUTES CARRIED BY UNANIMOUS VOTE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.
PCRWS: Matt Butsavage, town representative on the rural water Board of Directors, reported on the recent PCRWS Annual Meeting and subsequent finance committee meeting, regarding PCRWS’s debt repayment plan and water rates for 2014. That board will meet with the Town Board when figures are finalized.
January 1, 2014, at a cost of $300 per month, including utilities, snow removal and mowing. Carried. In the meantime, the Town of Bison will continue to pursue other avenues for permanent office space.
SANITARY SEWER/LAGOON PROJECT: 130-2013 - Motion by Butsavage, seconded by Clements to instruct Bill Lass of Black Hills Council of Local Governments, to go ahead with a grant/loan application for the sanitary sewer/lagoon project as previously selected and as engineered by Nick Hoffman, Interstate Engineering, Spearfish, but to revise it to include the over-topping DENR compliance issue. Carried. Hoffman feels that no major additional engineering would be required to address over-topping concerns, which is the compliance issue. In a letter to DENR, he will address sludge removal and the possible need for snow fence near cell 5. Hulm will write a letter to Tina Piroutek at DENR to request an extension of the compliance issue timeline.
AUTO SUPPLEMENT TO BUDGET: 135-2013 – Clements moved, seconded by Kopren, to approve an auto supplement of $21,973.67 to the airport fund as a result of grant monies received for project 3-46-0003-008-2013. Carried. The project is subject to close-out soon with an additional $1,563.87 in grant reimbursement. ADJOURNMENT: Chairman Chapman adjourned the meeting at 8:00 p.m.
APPROVE LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATIONS: 134-2013 – Kopren moved, seconded by Chapman, to approve 2014 liquor license applications, as follows: PL 4456, off sale and RL 5456, on sale for Bison Municipal Bar and RL 6362 for American Legion. Carried.
CHAIRMAN KVALE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER WITH A CALL FOR THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG. CONSENT AGENDA 58. Motion by Beckman second by Arneson to approve the consent agenda and the minutes of the October 14th and 23rd meetings and to approve the financial reports. Motion carried.
DATE: November 11, 2013 TIME HELD: 7:00 p.m. KIND OF MEETING: Regular WHERE HELD: Boardroom MEMBERS PRESENT: Beckman, Kari, Kvale, Thompson, Arneson MEMBERS ABSENT: None OFFICERS AND OTHERS PRESENT: Supt. Azevedo, Bus. Mgr. Crow, Teddi Carlson, Eric Terrell
BISON SCHOOL DISTRICT #52-1 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
ERIC, OFFICIAL FEE, 70.00; SEIDEL, KORTNEY, OFFICIAL FEE, 120.00; SMITH, GENE, BUS CONTRACT, 8,902.36; SOUTHWEST BUSINESS, SUPPLIES, 252.68; SOUTHWEST GRAIN, PROPANE, 716.63; STATE LINE DESIGNS, T SHIRTS, 784.50; T & A FUND, SUPPLY REIMB, 224.57; TECHNOLOGY CENTER, THE, SUPPLIES, 371.98; TERRELL, ERIC, OFFICIAL FEE, 25.00; TIE, SUPPLIES, 320.00; TLC FABRICATION, REPAIRS, 343.20; TOWN OF BISON , WATER/SEWER /GAR, 1,049.49; WEISHAAR, DODGE, OFFICIAL FEE, 130.00; WEST RIVER COOP TEL, MONTHLY UTILITIES, 355.85; WESTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SERVICES, 500.00; WOLVERINE SPORTS, SUPPLIES, 526.52; WORKERS COMP FUND, PREMIUM, 132.00 TOTAL GENERAL FUND $30,080.48
REMOVAL OF CONTAMINATED SOIL: Hulm reported that Mike Tietz, DENR, called to confirm that a special permit has been approved by DENR so that contaminated soil can be hauled to the Northwest South Dakota Regional Landfill. He wants quotes for the cost to haul/dispose of the contaminated soil and will then furnish The Town of Bison a percentage figure for the amount of grant money that will be awarded for the project. Chairman Chapman will gather several quotes for the Dec. 9 meeting.
STORM SEWER CONTRACT AMENDMENT: 131-2013 – Motion by Kopren, seconded by Butsavage to request an amendment to the storm sewer contract, increasing KBM’s engineering fees, under Exhibit C, Section C.4.03 of Summary of Payments, from $150,000 to $175,000. Carried.
[Published December 5, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $49.06.]
Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer Juell Chapman, Chairman
ATTEST: APPROVED:
NEXT MEETING: The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 9 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall.
OFFICE RENTAL SPACE: 133-2013 – Kopren moved, seconded by Clements to enter into a one-year contract with the Perkins County Fairboard to rent office space for City Hall in the Bentley Building, beginning
COMMUNITY ACCESS GRANT: Chairman Chapman is in receipt of a letter from Governor Dennis Daugaard informing him that the Town of Bison has been awarded $193,500 in Community Access Funds to assist in the improvement of Coleman Ave. Staff from SD DOT will be contacting Chapman regarding plans and a project agreement. Chapman will attend the Dec. 10 meeting of the Board of County Commissioners to share this information. Earlier the Town of Bison sought the Commission’s help in sharing the 40% match and other expenses. Coleman Ave. belongs to Perkins County.
COMMUNITY FORESTRY GRANT: 132-2013 - Chapman moved, seconded by Kopren to ask Bob Drown, NRCS, to apply for a special tree replacement grant for the Town of Bison, as a result of winter storm Atlas in early October.
1. Pledge of Allegiance 2. Call to Order 3. Consent Agenda a. Approve Agenda b. Minutes c. Financial Reports 4. Approval of Claims – 5. Delegations – 6. NWAS Special Education Cooperative report – Dan Beckman 7. Approval of contracts 8. Home school application 9. Mrs. Kathleen Engle report on Induction program 10. Facility Use agreement, Chaperone Guidelines, Code of Ethics Revisions 11. Safety Committee update 12. Handbook Committee update 13. Superintendent evaluation 14. Surplus books 15. Action Mechanical quote 16. TSP quote 17. Bentley Lease 18. Disaster resolution FEMA 19. NWAS lease for CTE unit 20. Executive Session 21. Superintendent Report – Marilyn Azevedo 22. Adjournment [Published December 5, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $14.01.]
December 9, 2013 7:00 p.m.
BISON SCHOOL BOARD AGENDA
APPROVAL OF CLAIMS 59. Motion by Arneson second by Thompson to approve the claims listed below. Motion carried. A & B BUSINESS PRODUCTS, SUPPLIES, 720.40; ADVANCE PAYMENTS, MONTHLY REIMB, 3,931.81; ALL FLAGS LLC, SUPPLIES, 64.62; AMERICINN -RAPID CITY, ROOMS, 112.28; ARTHUR, ANDREW, OFFICIAL FEE, 50.00; AVI SYSTEMS, INC, SUPPLIES, 1,016.79; AZEVEDO, MARILYN, CLASS REIMB, 905.10; BECKMAN, JENNY, OFFICIAL FEE, 30.00; BILL'S HOME REPAIR, REPAIRS, 151.50; BISON FOOD STORE, MONTHLY SUPPLIES, 158.92; BISON GRAIN CO., GASOLINE, 243.56; BISON IMPLEMENT, SUPPLIES/REPAIRS, 217.66; BRIXEY, JULIA, SUPPLY REIMB, 10.96; CHAPMAN'S ELECTRONICS, SUPPLIES, 392.50; CHAPMAN, BEAU, OFFICIAL FEE, 95.00; CHAPMAN, KALIN, OFFICIAL FEE, 140.60; CHAPMAN, KIRBY, OFFICIAL FEE, 75.00; CHAPMAN, SYLVIA, OFFICIAL FEE, 105.00; COLLINS, HEIDI, SUPPLY REIMB, 5.88; DAKOTA FEED, GAS, 503.97; DERKSEN FLOORS INC., SERVICES, 150.00; EMPOWER LIFELONG LEARNING INC, SUPPLIES, 198.00; FERO, JERRY, OFFICIAL FEE, 75.00; FISHER, TREVOR, OFFICIAL FEE, 25.00; FOUNDATION, WEST RIVER, REGISTRATION FEE, 100.00; FRIED, GREG, OFFICIAL FEE, 70.00; GRAND ELECTRIC, REPAIRS, 1,594.74; GRAYARC, SUPPLIES, 159.45; HAFNER, KATHY, OFFICIAL FEE, 90.00; HEARTLAND PAPER COMPANY, SUPPLIES, 64.77; HETTINGER HEATING AND AIR, REPAIRS, 126.75; HOLDER, BRIAN, OFFICIAL FEE, 382.00; HOLDER, LAUREN, OFFICIAL FEE, 200.00; JACKSON, BOB, OFFICIAL FEE, 45.00; JOHNSON, COLETTE, OFFICIAL FEE, 90.38; KAHLER, DARLA, SUPPLY REIMB, 31.67; KAHLER, ERIC, OFFICIAL FEE, 25.00; KARI, TYLER, OFFICIAL FEE, 25.00; LEE, VIRGINIA, OFFICIAL FEE, 30.00; MACKABEN, JOSH, OFFICIAL FEE, 25.00; MCLEODS OFFICE SUPPLY, SUPPLIES/REPAIRS, 267.91; NASH, PENNY, OFFICIAL FEE, 240.00; NORTHWEST RANCH AND FARM SUPPLY, SUPPLIES, 97.13; PALMER, COLLIN, OFFICIAL FEE, 25.00; PALMER, CONNER, OFFICIAL FEE, 25.00; PENOR'S TEXACO, SUPPLIES/REPAIRS; 604.55; PLAGGEMEYER, TY, OFFICIAL FEE, 50.00; PRELLE, DARIN, OFFICIAL FEE, 25.00; RAMADA INN-SIOUX FALLS, ROOMS, 1,211.80; RYEN, CHRISTI, OFFICIAL FEE, 270.00; SANDER,
GRAND ELECTRIC, ELECTRICITY, 2,188.00; TSP ENGINEERING, ENGINEERING FEE, 7,220.23 TOTAL CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND $9,408.23
INSURANCE REQUEST 65. Motion by Beckman second by Thompson to approve the request of Tammy Prelle that her insurance benefit of $350.00 and dental portion be paid directly to Grand Electric. Motion carried. HANDBOOK COMMITTEE Supt Azevedo informed the board of her committee members.
64. Motion by Kari second by Thompson to approve the contract of Nina Loper as Secondary Secretary at $11.50/hour for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried.
63. Motion by Arneson second by Kari to approve the contract of Tammy Prelle as Special Ed Paraprofessional at $9.20/hour for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried.
62. Motion by Kari second by Arneson to approve the contract of Beau Chapman for 5th-6th Grade Boys Basketball coach in the amount of $929.50 for the 2013-2014 school year. Motion carried.
p.m. and back in regular session at 7:50 p.m.
A & B BUSINESS PRODUCTS, SUPPLIES, 374.95; ADVANCE PAYMENTS, MONTHLY REIMB, 43.82; BECKMAN, JENNY, TRAVEL REIMB, 126.68; BISON FOOD STORE, SUPPLIES, 4.68; BRIXEY, JULIA, SUPPLY REIMB, 3.89; DAKOTA FEED, GAS, 26.56; HANDS ON HEALTH PT, SPEC ED SERVICES, 1,041.82; INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE, SUPPLIES, 10.00 TOTAL SPECIAL ED FUND $1,632.40
BISON FOOD STORE, SUPPLIES, 184.63; CASS CLAY CREAMERY, SUPPLIES, 998.00; MCLEODS OFFICE SUPPLY, SUPPLIES/REPAIRS 40.26; SD DEPT OF EDUCATION, SUPPLIES, 284.34; SYSCO FOOD SERVICES OF ND, SUPPLIES, 3,090.05 TOTAL SCHOOL LUNCH FUND $4,597.28
Total Payroll for October-$88,960.68 Elementary- $25,568.61; Jr. High$4,736.54; High School- $18,949.75; Title- $4,991.50; Network-$681.62; Library-$3,890.55; Supt-$5,416.67; Secretaries$4,923,51.40; Fiscal$2,829.75; Custodial-$4,047.65; Cocurricular-$2,663.70; Spec Ed$7,213.86; School Lunch-$3,046.97 DELEGATIONS NONE
EXECUTIVE SESSION-PERSONNEL 66. Motion by Thompson second by Arneson to enter into executive session to discuss personnel/student issue. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting into executive session at 9:10 p.m. and back in regular session at 9:37 p.m. SUPERINTENDENT NOTES Community Health Nurse First Lady SD Visit All State Music Festival Veteran’s Day Program PTC-November 14 Tree Trimming Boiler Repairs Gym Floor Repairs BB Hoops
FACILITY USE AGREEMENT Supt Azevedo presented a sample agreement. She will make appropriate changes and it will be on December’s agenda.
TSP ENGINEERING DISCUSSION Discussion on the next steps with the engineering firm and building project.
SAMPLE CODE OF ETHICS/CHAPERONE LIST Supt. Azevedo presented the board with some sample forms.
ACT PREP/GEOMETRY TEXTBOOKS-ERIC TERRELL Mr. Terrell visited with the board about ACT preparation and changes. He also requested the purchase of new Geometry textbooks. The board gave their approval for this purchase.
61. Motion by Thompson second by Beckman to enter into executive session to discuss personnel. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting into executive session at 7:40
CONTRACT APPROVAL 60. Motion by Thompson second by Beckman to approve the contract of Lauren Holder for Athletic Director in the amount of $5,000.00 for the 20132014 school year. Roll call vote: Beckman-Aye; Kari-Nay; Thompson-Aye; Arneson-Nay; Kvale-Aye. Motion carried.
NWAS REPORT Supt. Azevedo and Dan Beckman gave a report on the search for a new speech therapist. In the meantime, we will be using video speech software. Discussion on the mobile units. More information will be gathered for the December meeting.
[Published December 5, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $91.63.]
Dan Kvale, Chairman Bonnie Crow, Business Mgr
ADJOURNMENT 67. Motion by Kari second by Arneson to adjourn the meeting at 10:00 p.m. Motion carried.
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APPROVED FINANCIAL REPORT
Cash on Hand 10-1-13 Invested in Securities Local Sources: Receipts Misc Interest Taxes Co-Curricular Capital Credits GENERAL FUND 14211.51 903480.50 1505.93 263.62 14387.61 2327.00 2330.26 1165.47 33716.00 6000.00 CAP OUTLAY 56.22 644489.65 136.20 6992.27 SPED ED 8589.17 32326.64 10.75 4895.61 PENSION 52586.32 T&A Perkins County Commissioners are accepting sealed bids on the following surplus Equipment. 1974 Chevy Pickup 1990 Chevy Pickup 1980 International Truck 1993 Ford Tractor Sealed bids may be submitted to the Perkins County Finance Office, PO Box 126, Bison, SD 57620. Bids will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 when they will be opened and read aloud. The Commissioners reserve the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
Accepting Bids
43907.53
1048.79
Intermediate Sources: County Apportionment State Sources: State Aid REAP
Total Receipts: Total Disbursements: Cash on Hand 10-31-13 Invested In Securities
IMPACT AID FUND: $81,575.66 OSCAR SMITH SCHOLARSHIP FUND$296,051.81 SCHOOL LUNCH FUND Receipts Disbursements Ending Balance TRUST AND AGENCY Disbursements: 6606.66 9693.38 8135.14 $8164.90
61695.89 143983.18 17443.66 811961.06
7128.47 19816.57 3239.65 628618.12
4906.36 10883.88 6705.29 28233.00
1048.79 53635.11
6116.94 11617.04 38407.43
Published November 28, 2013 and December 5, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $15.56.]
Sylvia Chapman Finance Officer
NOTICE OF SALE OF PERKINS COUNTY SURPLUS REAL PROPERTY
Notice is hereby given pursuant to SDCL 6-1-4, that the following properties, acquired by Perkins County through tax deed proceedings, have been declared surplus property by Perkins County and will be offered for sale to the highest bidder by sealed bid for cash at 10:30 a.m. MT on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at the Perkins County Courthouse in Bison, SD: Legal Description: Lemmon Original Block 6 Lot 3 Minimum Bid: $800 Conditions: Structure must be brought Up to City Code OR Removed within 6 months
Revenues: Sophomores/Concessions General Fund/Oct Reimb Juniors/Reimb Student Council/Starting Cash Special Clearings/Extra Gate FCCLA/Fundraisers Dacotah Bank/Interest
Logan Hendrickson/Supply Reimb Scott Besler/Official Fee Jim Wilkinson/Official Fee Keith Hanson/Official Fee First Interstate Bank/Insurance G & O Paper/Supplies SD DCI/Background Checks Petty Cash/Starting Cash Lemmon Recreation/Bowling Fee Pepsi-Cola/Pop Hettinger Candy/Candy Coca Cola/Pop Jostens/Annual Becky Krause/Supply Reimb The Flower Box/Flowers Tyler Plaggemeyer/Official Fee Michael Kopren/Official Fee Bristol Palmer/Mileage Karen Voller/Supply Reimb Madison Hulm/Supply Reimb Linda O’Connell/Registration Fee Londa Hendrickson/Mileage Rod Barr/Supply Reimb Zeta Drolc/Official Fee Krista Warbis/Official Fee John Hatle/Official Fee Michael Kopren/Official Fee Lenae McKinstry/Official Fee Robert Fugate/Official Fee Eric Wilmarth/Official Fee Greg Fried/Official Fee Eric Sander/Official Fee T & A/Starting Cash Deposit Delta Dental/Insurance Joyce Matthews/Supply Reimb Christi Ryen/Supply Reimb Petty Cash/Postage Postmaster/Postage Mike Cooper/Official Fee Weston Chapman/Official Fee Brad Weiland/Official Fee Ron Wackel/Official Fee Iggy Magbuhat/Official Fee Athletic Boosters/Supplies National FFA/Supplies
157.90 97.20 75.00 75.00 700.00 624.51 129.75 600.00 12.00 1120.20 997.56 2227.65 1778.28 69.14 102.00 30.00 30.00 114.70 255.46 16.77 40.00 31.82 6.33 340.00 403.64 15.00 15.00 15.00 100.00 216.92 75.00 75.00 200.00 61.08 20.84 98.99 57.70 27.50 187.48 75.00 75.00 75.00 75.00 40.62 76.00 2906.44 2568.72 71.00 100.00 200.00 269.00 1.78
[Published November 28, 2013 and December 5, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $31.20.]
Rownea Gerbracht Perkins County Director of Equalization PO Box 6, Bison SD, 57620
rural and urban parcels GIS layer utilizing necessary techniques (section corner control, coordinate Geometry/COGO, Aliquot Parts, CAD conversation, digitization, plat maps) that meets all South Dakota Digital Parcel File Standards; ability to develop a web-based GIS site that will integrate with the Director of Equalization’s CAMA/Admin package (website to provide access to property data with aerial photography, GIS mapping, and built-in tools to include but not limited to ID, photo, buffer, draw and print; vendor must host the website on their servers with triple redundancy and maintain the site); ability to provide Esri ArcGIS software licenses, train in use of Esri software and provide ongoing support of software; ability to provide customized DOE-specific software extensions to be used in tool bars within the desktop Esri ArcGIS software and ongoing support of extensions; ability to deliver completed layers and website within 12 months; ability to spread cost of project interest-free over several budget years.
COUNTY OF PERKINS FOURTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
Estate of BRANDON S. MATTHEWS, Case No. PRO 13-21 Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS
STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA IN CIRCUIT COURT
TERMS OF SALE Cash at the time of acceptance of bid. Perkins County will transfer all rights, title and interests that Perkins County has acquired via Quit Claim Deed to successful bidder. Any announcements made at the bid opening will take precedence. /s/Sylvia chapman SYLVIA CHAPMAN Perkins County Finance Officer Dated this 7th day of November, 2013
Sealed bids should be mailed or delivered to: Perkins County Finance Office, Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer, PO Box 126, Bison, SD 57620 Bids must be received prior to the bid opening at 10:30 a.m. MDT. Bidders will be allowed to orally raise their bids at the opening and the County Reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Notice is given that on November 26, 2013, Jack Matthews was appointed as Personal Representative of the estate of Brandon S. Matthews. Creditors of decedent must file their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or their claims may be barred. Claims may be filed with the Personal Representative or may be filed with the Clerk, and a copy of the claim mailed to the Personal Representative. /s/ Jack Matthews Jack Matthews, Personal Representative 10042 White Butte Road Lemmon, SD 57638
[Published November 28, 2013 and December 5, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $34.46.]
[Published December 5, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $191.07.]
The Director of Equalization office of Perkins County SD seeks a highly-experienced vendor to supply the following GIS and related services: ability to provide client references related to GIS experience with Tax Equalization offices in South Dakota; development of
Notice of Bid Letting
[Published December 5, December 12, and December 19, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $44.13.]
Eric M. Hardy Attorney for the Estate of Brandon S. Matthews Crane Roseland Hardy, PC P.O. Box 390 Hettinger, North Dakota 58639 (701) 5672418
Trish Peck Perkins County Clerk of Court P. O. Box 426 Bison, South Dakota 57620 (605) 244-5626
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Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 6:00 p.m. City Hall
Bison Town Board
PCRWS LOAN REPAYMENT – Moved to Executive Session later in the meeting.
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL: Chairman Juell Chapman called the regular monthly meeting of the Town Board of Bison to order at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Other trustees - Matt Butsavage, David Kopren and Luke Clements (arrived 7:40 p.m.) – were present. Mike Lockert was absent. Others present: Eng. Shane Steiner, employees Heath McKinstry and Beth Hulm; and Arlis Seim, press. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS RECITED BY ALL.
ALL ACTION IN THE FOLLOWING MINUTES CARRIED BY UNANIMOUS VOTE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.
2014 CIP AIRPORT PLAN – Shane Steiner was first up on the agenda. He came from Bismarck for his annual visit with Town Trustees regarding the airport’s 11-year Capital Improvement Program. Scheduled for 2014 is the installation of a new fuel system, including an above-ground 4,000 gallon double-wall tank with a card reader. Bison Municipal currently has a 500gallon tank that is out of compliance and has to be operated manually. The business plan and design was completed in 2013. 124-2013 – Motion by Kopren, seconded by Butsavage to authorize Chairman Chapman to sign the 2014 Project Validation pre-application to re-bid the new fuel system. Carried.
light needed on the airport sock and there was discussion regarding keeping the airport clean of snow on holidays and also the school parking lot for the Veteran Day program. McKinstry asked about holiday bonuses for employees. That discussion was postponed until later in the meeting.
owned road, Chapman will pass the request along to the County Commission and talk with the president of the church’s congregation.
APPROVE MINUTES - 125-2013 Butsavage moved, seconded by Kopren to approve the Oct. 11th, 16th and 30th minutes, as presented. Carried. FINANCIAL REPORT – 126-2013 – Chapman moved, seconded by Kopren to approve the financial statement as presented. Carried.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS Lagoon/Sanitary Sewer project: A conference call was scheduled for Friday morning, Nov. 15 to discuss projects for correcting overflow problems. Sharing the call with town representatives will be Bill Lass, BHCLG; Nick Hoffman, Engineer; and representatives from DENR. Streets: Chairman Chapman will visit with County Commissioners during their Nov. 12 meeting to ask for a perblock quote from the county highway dept. to grind, gravel and chip seal city streets. Storm Sewer Amendment: Postponed. Sullivan Property Paperwork: Postponed. Liquor Sales Ordinance: Postponed. NEW BUSINESS Bentley Building office space: Chapman will discuss a rental agreement with County Commissioners and the Fair Board for available office space at the Bentley Building. The Fair Board has offered space to move City Hall there for $300/mo., including utilities. East Ditch at Seventh Day Adventist Church: Trustees have a request from Pastor Dave Moench, SDA Church, for a culvert in the east ditch. Because that ditch is adjacent to a county-
EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR CONTRACT ISSUE PURSUANT TO SDCL 1-25-2 (3): 127-2013 - Kopren moved, seconded by Chapman to enter into executive session at 7:36 p.m. to discuss a contract issue. Carried. Chapman declared the meeting back in open session at 7:55 p.m.
EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR PERSONNEL PURSUANT TO SDCL 125-1(1): 127-2013 – 128-2013 – Butsavage moved, seconded by Clements to go into executive session at 8:03 to conduct job interviews. Carried. Chapman declared the meeting back in open session at 8:48 p.m.
STATUS REPORT: Trustees reviewed McKinstry’s written status report with him. The complete report is on file at City Hall. They also discussed hiring a chipper vs. continuing to burn branches gathered as a result of Winter Storm Atlas and to continue burning. McKinstry will keep all records for submission to FEMA for disaster reimbursement. There’s a
EMPLOYEE BONUSES: 129-2013 – Clements moved, seconded by Kopren to give employee holiday bonuses of 14.4 cents per hour all regular employees for every hour actually worked from Dec. 2012 – Nov. 2013 and to authorize the finance officer to include those bonuses with November paychecks. Roll call vote: Clements, aye; Butsavage, aye; Kopren, aye; Chapman, nay. Motion carried 3 – 1.
CLAIMS: The following claims were presented and approved for payment. October payroll by department: Fin. Admin - $848.34; Streets - $1,998.32; Airport, $20; Parks, $266.; Library, $850.85, Bar - $5,573.65; Water $488.18; Sewer – $614.18; Solid Waste - $2,674.14. Total FICA, $2,972.97; Health Ins, $500; SDRS, $629.88;
NEXT MEETING: The next regular meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. on December 9, 2013. ATTEST: APPROVED:
ADJOURNMENT: Chapman journed the meeting at 9:28 p.m.
Supp. Retirement, $85; Bison Courier, publishing, $761.90; Bison Food, supp., $99; Bison Grain Co., supp., $1,901.74; Bison Imp, repairs/maint, $566.93; BL Contracting, prof. fees, $121,473.96; Coca Cola, supp., $169.50; Dakota Feed, supp/repairs;maint,$462.51; DPFCU, util/supp, $251.24; Dept. of Rev., sales tax, $1,836.08; Grand Electric, util., $2,330.25; Hettinger Candy, supp., $1,178.88; Jerome Bev., beer, $3,430.80; Johnson Bros., on/off sale/misc, $457.51; NW Bev., beer, $4,901.95; NWSDRLA, prof. fees, $2,164.50; Pepsi, supp., $601.65; PCRWS, water, $4,004.40; Republic, on/off sale/misc, $2,084.77; S&S, supp., $2,704.20; SD Dept. of Safety, prof. fees, $14.00; SD Muni League, fees, $388.43; SD Airport Management Assn., fees, $25; SD Assoc of Code Enforcement, $40; SD Govt. Fin. Off Assn., $40; SD Govt Human Resource Assn, fees, $25; SD Muni Liq Control Assn., $25; SD Muni Street Maint, fees, $35; Servall, prof. fees, $155.96; WRCTC, util., $276.26. ad-
[Published Nov. 28, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $64.66.]
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We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that took the time to attend the funeral of Buster Van Wyk, and those who visited him in the nursing home. Thanks also to the Western Horizon Care Center for all the good care. The wonderful attention Evanson Jensen Funeral Home gave us. The Military Service was outstanding. Thank you Pastor Brad Burkhalter for your comforting words and Rod LeFebre, Steve Sandgren and the Holland Center Mens group for the good music and last but not least the nice luncheon the ladies served following the burial. It was really appreciated by those that drove a distance. You all made it a day to remember. Thelma Sandgren, Warren Van Wyk, Gladys Vliem, Dean Anderson and all the neices and nephews.
Thank You Thank you Perkins County Rural Water System for the turkey I won. Don McKinstry
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PLANKINTON SCHOOL DISTRICT has a vacancy for a 7-12 Principal/Superintendent beginning July 1, 2014. Salary and benefits negotiable. Contact BusiManager ness joan.swanson@k12.sd.us. SD, 57620. EOE
EMPLOYMENT PERKINS COUNTY HIGHWAY Superintendent. Must have CDL. Engineering background a plus. Open until 1/1/14 or until filled. For more information: 605-2445624. Apply: Perkins County Finance Office, PO Box 126, Bison,
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