Bison Courier, February 6, 2014

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SD FFA officers Hibner Insurance visit South Africa
Hibner Insurance was recognized this year at the Rapid City Stock Show Venders Meeting as being one of the original vender booths since the stock show started at the Civic Center in 1981. Duane Hibner the Founder of Hibner Insurance immediately recognized the advertising potential of operating a booth at this event. The booth was such a success it has continued every year since. Hibner Insurance has endured many changes since those early days, becoming a cooperation in 2000 with the owners being Duane Hibner, his daughter Geraldine Peck and son-inlaw Jerry Wells. Duane Hibner passed away in spring of 2001. At that time Duane's grandson Brian Wells joined the corporation. Hibner Insurance was founded as strictly a crop insurance agency, but due to customer request they have expanded their lines since then. In 2001, they started selling insurance for Personal Lines and Agribusiness. In 2012, they expanded to encompass Life and Health Insurance products. In 2013 they expanded again to take on Commercial risks and better leverage their personal lines policies. While they have been moved from location to location at the stock show they now have one of the
Volume 31 Number 34 February 6, 2014
Includes Tax
Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429 Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198
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"prime spots" right outside the entrance to the arena. When asked why they continue after all of these years, The owners simply reply "Partially tradition, and partially advertising". Hibner Insurance did not give away a door prize this year instead they made a substantial donation to the Farm and Ranch Relief fund and donated a beautiful metal art sculpture to the Auction to be held at the Civic Center. The Farm and Ranch Relief fund helps farmers and ranchers who were devastated by the 2013 winter storm Atlas.
South Dakota State FFA Officers Shala Larson and Carrietta Schalesky, both students at South Dakota State University, recently returned from an eight-day trip to South Africa. The girls traveled with several other State FFA Officers as part of the International Leadership Seminar for State Officers (ILSSO) organized by the National FFA Organization. While in South Africa, Larson and Schalesky became familiar with the climate, agriculture, culture, economics and demographics of the region. “Although the country is always in a large shortage of water and has dry soil, they are very productive working with the weather conditions they have. They are far more up-to-date in agriculture than I would have ever expected,” Larson said. “While in South Africa we got to visit things like a crocodile farm that was home to over 10,000 crocodiles, a variety of farms and factories, and places where we experienced African land and animals, such as giraffes, zebras, many different
birds, thousands of trees and grasses, rhinos, ostriches and much more,” Schalesky said. Throughout their visit to South Africa, Larson and Schalesky did visit a variety of places, including: ·Inyoni Crocodile Estate: a tourist attraction and commercial crocodile farm. ·Langplaas Vegetable Farm: a fourth generation vegetable farm specializing in butternuts, garden beets, carrots, sweet potatoes and onions. ·Senwes-Bunge: one of the leading agribusinesses in South Africa. ·John Deere Parts Distribution Warehouse: a warehouse that serves over 100 John Deere dealers in Africa. ·Bonsmara Farm: a cattle farm that raises Bonsmara, an indigenous breed of beef cattle. ·Ayrshire Dairy Farm: an Ayrshire milk processor that both sources and packages Ayrshire milk. ·Taaiboschbult Feedlot: a 26,000-head cattle feedlot. continued on page 15
Jerry and Brian Wells of Hibner Insurance
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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.
Music Boosters will meet on Wednesday, February 12, at 5:15 in the school music room. Everyone welcome.
in Bison week
Beef roast mashed potatoes/gravy lima beans orange
Friday, February 7
Monday, February 10
Chicken cacciatore baked potato green bean almondine applesauce
Tuesday, February 11
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Hamburger on w/w bun hashbrowns baked beans pears cake Baked fish sweet potatoes peas peach crisp w/topping
Wednesday, February 12
By Senator John Thune South Dakotans are no strangers to cold weather. The extreme cold temperatures and rather unpredictable weather patterns this time of year have caused us to prepare for most things that come our way. However, this year the brutally cold weather has left farmers, families, tribes, and businesses feeling the pinch in their pocketbooks from the record high prices of propane due to a major propane supply shortage in the Upper Midwest and other parts of the country. Numerous factors have contributed to a significant strain on propane supplies and other home heating fuels, which has caused prices to spike. According to the Energy Information Agency, severe cold weather and a late, wet crop season have increased the demand for propane. On top of increased demand, South Dakota and surrounding states have experienced reduced rail deliveries and pipeline maintenance issues, which have resulted in demand outpacing supply. In order to address the supply issues, I sent a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) on January 24th, requesting the agency issue an emergency declaration for the Western Service Center, which in-
Combating South Dakotaʼs propane shortage
cludes South Dakota. The FMCSA declaration would provide relief from existing Hours of Service limits for drivers transporting propane throughout the region, while still requiring drivers be fit to drive and operate safely. On January 28th, FMCSA granted my request for an emergency declaration for South Dakota and North Dakota through February 11th. The additional flexibility will allow propane distributors to travel greater distances to procure additional propane for the South Dakota market. This declaration builds on the truck driver exemption that Governor Daugaard issued earlier this month that applied only within South Dakota. As the top Republican on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, which oversees the U.S. Department of Transportation and the FMCSA, I will continue working to ensure that necessary flexibilities and emergency authorities are utilized to replenish propane supplies. This emergency declaration is a helpful step to not only reduce the shortage of propane and other heating fuels, but to also bring the price down for families and businesses across our state and region. If families have questions about energy assistance, I encourage you to reach out to the state Low Income Energy Assistance Program at 1-866-674-6374.
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The Perkins County Planning Board would like your help in reviewing and refining the draft Perkins County Comprehensive Plan. Please join us at the Lemmon Senior Citizens Center on Friday, February 21st at 6:30PM to learn more about the Comprehensive Plan and share your feedback. This will be a joint Comprehensive Plan Open House and Legislative Crackerbarrel. Refreshments will be served. The draft Plan is posted on the Perkins County website: http://www.perkinscounty.org. For more information contact Rownea Gerbracht (605) 2445623 or Ali DeMersseman (605) 394-2681.
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Dakota Land and Home is your new local real estate resource
Think of trying to buy or sell your home or other property, and the question looms, “Who should we call?” Formerly with West Dakota Realty in Lemmon, Ron Silverman offers the same customer attention and skills he is known for to this local Bison area. After moving his residence from Lemmon to the rural location of Glad Valley, Ron saw the need for a realtor’s centrally located home base to serve the demands of the Western Dakota prairie lands. Opening his own real estate brokerage, Dakota Land And Home Realty, gives him the ability to easily travel to and serve all the surrounding areas, bringing convenience to both buyers and sellers of all types of properties. In the past three years of working as a Broker Associate, Ron garnered from the experience of his seasoned mentor, Rich Alkire, and learned the ins and outs of all types of property transactions, including everything from large ranch holdings to small single family residences in town. The knowledge and experience Ron gained in listing and selling ranchlands was invaluable, and the knowledge of transaction complexities Ron gained from selling his own two retail businesses in the past, as well as those he listed in the recent years, affords him the title of “expert” in the field. Ron empha-
sizes customer service, and taking care of customers has been a way of life for Ron that carries over to his real estate clients, whether they are buying or selling a home, large ranches, or a business. The current plans for Dakota Land And Home include connecting with customers through a monthly newspaper column, The Real (Estate) Story, offering helpful information on the real estate market and how buying or selling holdings affects your circumstances and assets. A new facebook page will allow customers Ron’s view on breaking trends in the market, news about local real estate issues, and also offer the ability to ask questions or comment on a daily basis. In the future, Dakota Land And Home will offer property management for the convenience of those who lease land or who want to consider home rentals but who do not desire to be involved with the day to day tasks of being an active landlord. To contact Ron at Dakota Land And Home Realty, call his office at 605-466-2554, or his direct line cell phone at 605-450-0664. You can also reach him by email at dakotalandandhome @gmail.com . Visit his website at www.DakotaLandAndHome.com or his facebook page which you can access from his website , or by searching for Dakota Land And Home while on facebook.
The Dewey, Meade, Perkins & Ziebach County FSA offices would like to keep you informed of the following items important to USDA programs. If you have any questions please contact the Dewey County office at 865-3522 ext 2, Meade County at 347-4952 ext 2, Perkins at 244-5222 ext 2 or Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext 2. DATES TO REMEMBER: FEBRUARY 17 – OFFICE CLOSED MARCH 15 - Last day to purchase NAP for 2014 Spring Planted and Forage Crops JULY 15, 2014 – LAST DAY TO REPORT 2014 ACRE PRODUCTION AND NAP PRODUCTION FOR 2013 JULY 15, 2014 – LAST DAY TO REPORT 2014 PLANTED ACREAGE COUNTY COMMITTEE ELECTIONS WERE RECENTLY HELD FOR FSA DEWEY COUNTY – Incum-
USDA/Farm Service Agency NEWS
bent Paula Hinckley defeated Jules Lamb for LAA2 this is her 3rd and final term MEADE COUNTY – Ronda Snyder was newly elected in LAA 3 for a 3 year term. PERKINS COUNTY – James T Goddard was reelected in LAA 3 for a 2nd term ZIEBACH COUNTY – Troy Wall was newly elected in LAA 3 for a 3 year term Sullivan White Wolf was reelected in LAA 4 this is his 3rd and final term MEADE COUNTY APPROVED FOR EMERGENCY CONSERVATION PROGRAM The Farm Service Agency in Meade County, South Dakota has been approved to accept applications for the Emergency Conservation Program to repair conservation structures damaged or destroyed by Winter Storm Atlas. The Emergency Conservation Program will provide technical and financial assistance to repair and replace livestock
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fences, repair damaged livestock watering systems, and repair field windbreaks and farmstead windbreaks. The Farm Service Agency in Sturgis will be accepting application from January 27th through February 28th, 2014. Producers interested in participating in the Emergency Conservation Program should contact the Meade County Farm Service Agency at 605-347-4952. FEBRUARY 2014 INTEREST RATES Interest Rate for Commodity and Marketing Assistance Loans is 1. 125% Interest Rate for Farm Storage Facility Loans is 2.375 7 YEAR Interest Rate for Farm Storage Facility Loans is 3.000 10 YEAR Interest Rate for Farm Storage Facility Loans is 3.125 12 YEAR FLP Farm Operating Loan Interest is 2.000% FLP Farm Ownership Loan Interest is 4.250%
Operation reach all veterans
by Gov. Dennis Daugaard The Capitol is a very busy place this time of year. Not only are legislators and lobbyists in town, but also interested citizens from all across the state – people who want to know more about the process or have a say in what’s being done in the Legislature. It’s like the indoor state fair. If you come to visit the state Capitol Building, you’ll probably notice the table in the hall across from my office door. This table is staffed by people who work for the state Department of Veterans Affairs and they will be at the Capitol Building throughout the legislative session as one effort to find veterans who may not be aware of the benefits they’ve earned. On the first day of the 2014 Legislative Session I signed a proclamation declaring Operation Reach All Veterans Day in South Dakota. This year, Secretary Larry Zimmerman and the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs are reaching out to meet every veteran in South Dakota and to offer assistance with federal, state and local benefits. Along with staffing the table in the Capitol Building, the Department plans to host more than 130 open houses, including at least one in every county, reaching out to veterans. Upcoming events will be posted at vetaffairs.sd.gov under the “public affairs” tab. Recently, a veteran visiting the Capitol Building stopped at the Operation Reach All Veterans table. This veteran was suffering from injuries that occurred after serving, and the injuries were causing this individual a great deal of hardship. Because this person stopped at the table, the Department staff mem-
ber determined the veteran was eligible to receive complete medical treatment from the VA. Had this person not stopped at the booth, this veteran may never have known about the earned benefits. There are 75,000 veterans living in South Dakota, ranging in age from World War II era veterans, to those who are currently serving. I’m willing to bet that many of them – like the veteran who happened to be at the Capitol recently – aren’t aware of all of the benefits they’re eligible to receive. I know there is no way to fully repay our veterans for all they have sacrificed to protect our freedom. Still, we should do everything we can to thank and provide for them. Operation Reach All Veterans is one step toward repaying just a small part of the debt we owe.
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SDʼs Broadband Initiative awards 29 community Anchor Institutions with Technology Grants
Earlier this month, technology grants for projects totaling over $285,000 were issued to 29 Community Anchor Institutions (CAIs) across South Dakota. This program is part of the federal Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunication and Information Administration’s (NTIA) State Broadband Initiative (SBI). “A key goal for the State Broadband Initiative is to increase broadband utilization; these community institutions continue to invest, improve and expand their computer infrastructure and we thank them for helping us accomplish this goal,” said Jim Edman, Deputy Commissioner for the state Bureau of Information and Telecommunications and project manager for the State Broadband Initiative. “Broadband technology can support successes in economic development, energy efficiency, agriculture, education and health care across South Dakota and these grants will help assist community institutions across the state with just that.” The following institutions were awarded funding through the grant application program. Details below include the CAI and total project costs (including the requirement of the CAI providing a 20 percent matching investment). Belle Fourche Public Library, Belle Fourche ($9,407.00); Bethel Community, Madison ($12,361.13); Bethesda Home, Aberdeen ($12,475.95); Brown County, Aberdeen ($11,830.00); Brule County, Chamberlain ($12,333.50); City of Elk Point, Elk Point ($12,152.19); City of Veblen, Veblen ($9,522.20); Community Counseling Services, Huron ($11,115.63); Dakota Discovery Museum, Mitchell ($12,355.00); Ethan School, Ethan ($12,101.19) Faith Public-School Library, Faith ($5,828.00); Grant County Public Library, Milbank ($11,392.00); Holy Trinity Catholic School, Huron ($10,670.75); Huron School District, Huron ($11,812.50); Jerauld County, Wessington Springs ($5,415.75); Lake County, Madison ($4,037.25); Marcus P. Beebe Memorial Library, Ipswich ($4,468.00); Miner County, Howard ($11,964.88); Moody County, Flandreau ($11,534.63); Moody County - Public Safety, Flandreau ($12,188.69); Perkins County, Bison ($7,193.06); School District, Plankinton Plankinton ($10,389.38); Spink County, Redfield ($12,492.25); Sully County, Onida ($11,936.69) Violet Tschetter Memorial Home, Huron ($9,619.88); Wolsey-Wessington School District, Wolsey ($6,900.00); Yankton County Emergency Services, Yankton ($6,045.41); Yankton County Government Center, Yankton ($9,510.94); Ziebach County, Dupree ($6,538.75) Project funding will provide technology improvements in the areas of: Firewalls (a form of cyber security) to protect computers against malware, spyware, viruses and other threatening content. Network switches to ensure uptime and stability as well as increase network speeds and performance. Wireless equipment for mobile connectivity and increased performance. New or additional laptops and desktops to provide access to broadband services. Through this project funding, city and county offices will be able to offer public Wi-Fi at commis-
sion and board meetings, schools and libraries will have more computers and secured wireless access for students and patrons, and community centers will have opportunities to offer more technology access to their visitors. The South Dakota Broadband Initiative Technology Planning team will assist the CAI staff and their technology partners with the implementation of the equipment into their infrastructure. The Technology Planning and Computer Ownership program is one segment of the overall South Dakota Broadband Initiative. The primary purpose is to provide CAI’s with technology consulting and solutions pertaining to their technical infrastructure and broadband connectivity. Those eligible institutions include libraries, medical and healthcare facilities, K-12 schools, institutions of higher education, public safety offices, government and tribal offices, and community support locations. To learn more, please visit the following links: Summary of the Grant Usage Awards http://broadband.sd.gov/Docs/Aw arded_Grant_Usage_and_Summaries.pdf Map of Awarded Communities http://broadband.sd.gov/docs/SD BI_Winter2014_GrantAwards.pd f About South Dakota Broadband Initiative (SDBI): The purpose of the SDBI is to inventory the availability of broadband services within the state and to increase the rate of those services by telecommunications consumers. Visit http://broadband. sd.gov/, email broadband@state. sd.us, or call 605-773-4165 for more information.
Need Health Insurance? Please Join Us Everyone is Welcome and encouraged to attend our Open House Regarding the Affordable Care Act.
Tuesday February 18th, 2:00pm - 6:00pm Bison Public Library - 300 W. Carr Street - Bison, SD Whether you are curious, want more information, or would like help enrolling. Join us to see what the New Health Care Law is all about and how it may change your current Insurance coverage or may help you get Insurance coverage. We will have refreshments and plenty of Information! We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday February 18th 2014.
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South Dakotans fighting Birkeland 2013 American Maine-Anjou animal cruelty together Commercial Producer of the Year
Animal cruelty could become felony in South Dakota
Senate Bill 46: Years of conversations and compromise are starting to show results, as SD FACT (South Dakotans Fighting Animal Cruelty Together) and the South Dakota Ag community came together to bring forward Senate Bill 46. In August, 2013 SD FACT volunteers were invited to sit down with members of the South Dakota Ag community, the Sheriff's Association, the State's Attorneys Association, Dr. Oedekoven, and other interested parties. Senator Krebs, Representative Hajek, and representatives from the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society were in attendance via telephone. State Senator Shantel Krebs and State Veterinarian, Dustin Oedekoven led the discussion. The measure would make it a felony to commit certain acts of malicious, intentional torture against animals, and fight animals. It would also clarify that standard accepted livestock-raising practices are not mistreatment. Current penalties for starting a cat on fire are the same as a bad check. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence conducted a study in which 85.4 percent of women and 63.0 percent of children reported incidents of pet abuse after arriving at domestic violence shelters. Intentional animal abuse is often seen in association with other serious crimes including drug offenses, gang activity, weapons violations, sexual assault and domestic violence – and can be one of the most visible parts of an entire history of aggressive or antisocial behavior. Currently, South Dakota is the only state without felony-level penalties for egregious acts of animal cruelty. To learn more about SDFACT’s efforts to pass felony animal cruelty laws in 2014 visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/ SDFACT and read their blog at sdfact.blogspot.com and website www.sdfact.org. For additional information or questions contact Heidi Hunter at 605-553-0976 or sdfact@gmail .com.
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Neil Birkeland, Vicki Birkeland, Kelli Birkeland, Jace Birkeland and Marty Burgee.
Neil Birkeland, Dupree rancher, was selected as the 2013 American Maine-Anjou Commercial Producer of the Year. The award was presented at the Na-
tional Western Livestock Show, Denver, Colorado on January 17 by Dave Steen, American MaineAnjou Commercial Developmental Director. Neil’s wife, Vicki;
son, Jace, daughter, Kelli, and family friend, Marty Burgee attended the awards presentation.
Tuesday, February 11 Tacos refried beans salad bar fruit & milk
Chicken strips macaroni salad Calif. blend vegetables whole grain roll , salad bar fruit, milk
Thursday, February 13 Wednesday, February 12
Monday, February 10 Ham Texas potatoes salad bar whole grain roll fruit & milk
Hamburgers hashbrown patty salad bar fruit & milk
Written by Coach Sanders The Bison Cardinals jumped out to an 18-5 first quarter lead and rolled to a 75-18 win over Wakpala. Hot shooting from the field enabled the Cardinals to build on their 1st quarter lead as they led 39-6 at the half and 54-13 after 3 quarters. John Hatle hit for 15 points to lead a balanced scoring attackthat saw all eleven Cardinals get into the scoring column. Michael Kopren, Layton Hendrickson, and
Cardinals roll over Wakpala, 75-18
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Tyler Kari each hit for 8, Josh McKinstry, and Dylan Beckman had 7 each, Chris Morris and Collin Palmer had 6 each, Reed Arneson and Ross Collins each had 4, and Logan Hendrickson had 2. The Cardinals have shown tremendous improvement over the last four games as they have won 2 of 4 games. Much of the improvement has been due to improved defense with less fouls being committed.
Bison junior varsity girls basketball victorious over Kadoka Kougars
Friday, January 31, 2014 took the Bison Cardinals to Kadoka to meet the Kougars for a double header. The first game of the day was won by the Bison JV Girls 15-31. The ladies played well and finished strong. Leading the scoring was Maudie Lee with 13, Julianna Kari with 11, Sydney Senn with 4 and Jenna Kari with 3. The Bison Varsity girls played a strong and very close game, but came up short with a score of 4739. The scoring was pretty even with Kimberly Peck, Lanae McKinstry and Kaylee Johnson each with 9 points, and the Hulm sisters, Madison and Marranda,
Tessa Kopren
each with 6 points. Saturday, February 1, 2014 the girls were home hosting the Wakpala Lady Sioux for a varsity game only. The Cards were victorious with a score of 62-9.
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Maudie Lee takes the ball down the floor.
Bison JV defeat Takini JV, 42-31
Brockel added 9, Josh McKinstry6, Collin Palmer-5, Ross Collins-4, Reed Arneson-2, and Danny Burkhalter-1. Mathew Johnson and Jacob Kahler also saw action for the Cardinal JV. Beckman, McKinstry, Arneson, Brockel, and Collins led the JV crew in rebounding.
Written by Coach Sanders Dylan Beckman led a balanced scoring attack as the Cardinal JV won their 1st game of the season. Beckman, had 15 points, Jim
Written by Coach Sanders The Kadoka Kougars withstood a strong 2nd half rally by the Cardinals to post a 46-41 win. Kadoka took a 22-12 first half lead as the Cardinals could not muster any offense in the 2nd period as they only scored 4 points. The Cardinals came alive in the 3rd period and narrowed the lead to two points - only to have the Kougars throw in a half-court shot as time expired in the 3rd period. The visiting Cardinals hung close in the 4th period, but they
Cardinals suffer tough loss at Kadoka, 46-41
were unable to cut into the lead as they missed 6 free throws and several easy shots. Poor free-throw shooting cost the Cardinals any chance at victory as they only connected on 6 of 22. Tyler Kari led the Cardinals with 11 points. Michael Kopren hit three big shots for 9 points, Layton Hendrickson added 8, Logan Hendrickson- 5, John Hatle 4, and Chris Morris-4. Logan Hendrickson pulled down 10 rebounds, John Hatle-9, and
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and Layton Hendrickson-1. Kari pulled down 13 rebounds, Hatle had 7, Logan Hendrickson6, Layton Hendrickson-5, Chris Morris-2, and Reed Arneson-2. Morris played one of his better games of the season as he directed the offense with seven assists. The Cardinals, who were playing with out two of their regular starters, turned in an excellent team effort. Collin Palmer and Reed Arneson gave the Cardinals a big boost from the bench. Excellent shooting from the free-throw line and the field helped propel the Cardinals to an impressive victory. The Cardinals connected on 18 of 27 free throws (70%) and 22 of 55 field goals (40%).
Layton Hendrickson-9. Hatle and Morris dished out 5 and 4 assists respectively. The Cardinals turned in a stellar defensive effort but fell short in the offensive department. JV Kadoka -43 - Cardinals 32 Scoring Josh McKinstry- 12 Dylan Beckman- 9 Collin Palmer- 5 Reed Arneson- 4 Ross Collins- 4
Cardinals defeat Takini in close contest, 65-59
Written by Coach Sanders The Bison Cardinals jumped out to an early lead and hit several clutch free throws down the stretch to defeat the Takini Skyhawks, 65 - 59. The Cardinals, who played their best game of the season, held quarter leads of 13-10, 28-25, and 43-42 as they posted their 2nd win of the season. A strong 4th quarter enabled the Cardinals to out-score the visiting Skyhawks 22-17. The Cardinals connected on 8 of 10 free throws in the final period to ensure the victory. Logan Hendrickson and Tyler Kari each scored 17 points to lead a balanced scoring attack. John Hatle added 16, Chris Morris-9, Collin Palmer-3, Reed Arneson-2,
John Hatle goes up for a shot.
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Marsha Jean Veal
Memorial services for Marsha Jean Veal, age 59, of Meadow, S.D., were held Friday, January 31, at the Bison school gym. Rev. Dana Lockhart officiated. Marsha Jean Davis was born to Lyle Hugh and Gloria Jean (Anderson) Davis on December 8, 1954, in Watertown. She joined sisters, Sandy and Vickie, and the family of six was completed with brother Steve's arrival. Childhood was spent in Clark and the importance of family was instilled very early. Marsha loved and cherished the time she was able to spend with her grandmothers, aunts and uncles. The family moved to Brookings and eventually to Edgemont where she graduated from high school in 1973. Fall brought college in Brookings at South Dakota State University. Friends introduced Marsha and Gregory Scott Veal in November of that year. Their love brought her to the Bison community when she and Greg moved to his family home in January of 1975. They married June 15, 1975, in Hot Springs at St. John’s Lutheran Church and began their 38 years of life together at VTV Ranch where Greg's family farmed and ranched. February 22, 1978, brought the arrival of their first son, Joshua Steven, and Jason Beryl joined the family on October 23, 1979. That winter brought terrible news as it was discovered that Marsha had the primary stages of rheumatoid arthritis. Marsha and Greg had hopes of more children, but the RA made this impossible. Her children and family were her life. She was an amazing mother and wife, balancing the challenging life of living off the land with creating opportunity for her children and family to learn and experience the most of life. The family actively attended
first Indian Creek Lutheran Church and then American Lutheran Church. Friendships were cultivated with neighbors and Marsha quickly became the person who knew "who was related to who" and "how" – many would simply call and ask, knowing their questions would be answered. She made certain that her children were afforded every possible opportunity to learn about music, school sports, and youth group, which was a considerable thing to balance with the
needs of being part of a working ranch. She was an active member of groups including but not limited to the music boosters, athletic boosters, Extension club, Christmas Fair, Perkins County Fair and VFW Ladies Auxiliary. As the nest emptied she focused her energies on the Bison Courier. For 10 years her creativity and thoughtfulness were shown to the community each week as she balanced local news, exceptional Bison High School sports coverage, expansive fair
coverage and advertising ingenuity. Many students and parents grew to know and appreciate her huge heart and true care during her tenure at the paper. She and Greg continued to create every opportunity to follow and support their children through college and into early adulthood. Celebrating successes and helping through heartbreaks of losses and the difficulties of life. In July of 2003, her family grew as Josh wed his love Amy Hasz. Marsha and Greg's first grandchild arrived in September of 2004 as Caitlyn Grace blessed the family. Grandparents were incredibly important to Marsha and words do no justice in expressing the importance of her opportunity to be one. Caitlyn was joined by brothers Mason Lee in 2006 and Peyton Gregory in 2010. Marsha always wanted to understand indepth what her children were doing with their lives away from home and became engrossed with learning about fine cuisine and all things culinary as a result of Jason's profession. She was constantly learning about new ingredients and methods and loved learning everyday. She was an avid and educated reader of the Rapid City Journal and enjoyed the connection to her huge friend group that technology allowed. Her daily pain was never the focus of conversation, but rather she looked after others and their needs. She was a dynamic person having left a mark on the minds and hearts of those that had any chance to know her. Her faith was a very personal thing and her relationship with the Lord grew continually. Sports, from high school to professional levels, were of great enjoyment to her and she followed them with a keen understanding and balance. She loved her dog, Dirk. Marsha is remembered for an intense love of the color red and enjoyed the aesthetic of the
Coca-Cola brand as evidenced by much of the décor in their home. Her legacy lies in the lives she affected and changed. Her influence and compassion is deeply rooted into her family and it helped guide decisions they have made and will continue to make. Her body was challenged with cardiac and pulmonary strain in addition to 34 years of the effects of RA. On January 8, a fall in their home due to dizziness resulted in a broken femur. Even in incredible pain her sense of humor was present and strong as a call in from Greg at the door was responded to with "I've got a little problem." A successful surgery a couple days later had her on the road to recovery. Unexpectedly, a rapid, strong pneumonia, compounded with a recovering immune system, overtook her while at a Rochester, Minn., hospital and having spent 59 years on this earth she left us on the evening of January 25, 2014. Mourning the loss of a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend are her husband of 38 years, Greg, Meadow; her children and families, Josh and Amy Veal and their children, Caitlyn, Mason and Peyton, Warsaw, Poland; Jason Veal and Amy Lukken, Madison, Wis.; her mother, Gloria, White; her sisters, Sandy and husband, Larry Meisenheimer, Brookings; Vickie and husband, Mike Rosse, Brookings; her brother, Steve and wife, Cathy Davis, Leavenworth, Kan.; nieces and nephews and friends old and new. She was welcomed home in heaven by her father, Lyle, and the family and special friends that have gone ahead. A memorial has been established and may be sent to the family to support a future project at the Bison school. Condolences may be sent through our website at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com.
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Floyd C. Martin, age 90 of Shadehill, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Five Counties Nursing Home in Lemmon. The Funeral Service for Floyd was held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the American Lutheran Church in Bison. Pastor Dana Lockhart officiated with burial in Gallaway Cemetery at Meadow. Serving as casketbearers are Ray, Kenny, and Arnold Schopp, Merle Hulm, Lynn and Jerry Martin. FLOYD CLEO MARTIN was born June 17, 1923 in the Lane area near Woonsocket, South Dakota to John and Olga (Johnson) Martin. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith. His family moved from Jerauld County, to the Coal Springs area in 1926 where he attended grade school. Floyd helped his mother with the farm as his father had passed away suddenly in 1936. Floyd worked for various farmers in the Meadow, Newell, and Bison areas. He was drafted into the U.S. Army on 30 July 1945 and served active duty overseas during WWII. He was honorably discharged on 21 January 1947. Floyd was united in marriage to Rose Schopp on June 29, 1954 at Baker, MT. To this union four chil-
Floyd C. Martin
dren were born, Allan, twins Dennis and Duane, and Bonnie. They lived in various places in the Bison, Lemmon, and Meadow areas. In 1960, they bought the Kenneth Brown place. In 1968, they purchased the Adolph Lutz and Clara Coles place where they are currently living. Floyd entered Five Counties Nursing Home in Lemmon in April of 2013. He enjoyed playing cards, watching tv, keeping up with current politics, and his pride and joyfarming. He will be missed by his family and friends. Grateful for having shared his life are his wife of 59+ years, Rose of Meadow, SD; his sons, Allan,
Meadow, SD; Dennis, Lemmon, SD; Duane (Jo) Kalispell, MT; his daughter, Bonnie (Bob) Crow, Bison, SD; grandchildren, Joseph (Michelle) Crow, Micaela Rice (Scott Martin), Colt Martin, and Tim Martin; and great grandchildren, Jaeden Rice, Kiley and Tayley Martin, Landon Crow, and Connor, Cayden and Kinsey Martin; brothers, Dean Martin and Alvin Martin, both of Rapid City, SD; sisters, Eulala Lensegrav, Rapid City, SD; and Marcella Norman, San Antonio, TX; and sistersin-law, Edna Martin, Spearfish, SD, and Lillian Martin, Bismarck, ND; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Olga, brothers, Maynard, John, Lowell and Bud, and sisters and brothers-in-law, Vivian and Joe A. Hulm, Verna and Henry Christman, and brothers-in-law, Don Norman, and Johnny Hulm. A memorial has been established to the Gallaway Cemetery Fund. Visitation will be on Monday from 1:00 to 7:00pm at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon and on Tuesday from 11:00 to 1:30pm at the American Lutheran Church in Bison. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com.
Memorial Services for Stephen Vetter, age 92, of Bison, SD, were held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 3, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bison, SD, with Pastor Florence Hoff, officiating. Burial with full military honors afforded by the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 3, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, SD. Stephen passed away on Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Ft. Meade VA Medical Center near Sturgis, SD. He is survived by his wife, Alice, Bison, SD; son, Jack (Debby) Vetter, Bison, SD; two daughters, Evelyn (Pat) John, The Villages, FL, and Nancy (Ron) Seidel, Meadow, SD; five grandchildren, Charlene (Clay) Geschke, Sondra (Dean) Iverson, Kimberley (Todd) Hoepker, Bill (Carole) Vetter and Dana (Bruce) Hendrickson; 11 great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Logan and Layton
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Hendrickson, Taylor and Sydney Payton Geschke, Hoepker, Matthew and Alex Iverson, Reagan, Riley and Ryann Vetter; one brother, Frank Vetter, Bison, SD; and one sister, Elizabeth Loughlin, Sturgis, SD. Stephen was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, John, Mark, Lewis and Adam Vetter; and two sisters, Tracy and Maryhelen. A memorial has been established.
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
No Favorites But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God's wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. God "will repay each person according to what they have done." To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For God does not show favoritism.” (Romans 2:5-11) Have you ever seen a statue of “Lady Justice”? She holds the scales in her hand to show that she is just. She has a blindfold over her eyes to demonstrate that she does not show favoritism. But Lady Justice is a myth. She does not exist. Many doubt the integrity of our US court system. The rich seem to buy their freedom. The poor can’t afford to bring their cases to court. But God promises justice for all people. He uses the picture of a courtroom to show a day that is coming in the future. Each person will face him. This day is real and our Lord’s judgment will be just. God will “repay each person according to what they have done.” This justice might sound good at first, but it concerns me. I know the wrong I have done. I know the sin, the disobedience, the guilt, the arrogance in my heart. My efforts to do good often end badly. More often, I am stubborn and unrepentant. I deserve a guilty verdict. I deserve for the holy God to throw my guilty sinning soul into the eternal fires of hell. How about you? How do you think you will do in God’s judgment? Have you done any wrong that God has seen? The inspired apostle writing to the Romans was not calling the people to clean up their lives. He was encouraging them to be honest with themselves and God—to confess their wrongs, their sin. God wants us to confess our guilt and throw ourselves on his mercy. God wants us to go running to Jesus, to Christ alone for our full and free salvation. By7 trusting that Jesus is my Savior, God promises forgiveness to all who do—no matter who we are. Thank you LORD our God for not treating me as I deserve, but for treating me with your grace, your undeserved love. We pray: Almighty LORD my God, you are both a righteous judge and my loving Father. Help me to always be honest with you about my sin and to turn to Jesus for eternal forgiveness. Amen.
Pastor Gerhardt H. Juergens Christ Lutheran Church, Bison, SD
Sat. evening services •American - 5:30 p.m. Sunday morning services •Rosebud - 8:00 a.m. • Indian Creek - 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening services • Grand River Lutheran - 5:00 p.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. 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.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
TREE FACTS – Black Hills Spruce South Dakotaʼs State Tree
Skunk Spruce, Cat Spruce, Western White Spruce, Alberta White Spruce, and Porsild Spruce. Black Hills Spruce grows best in acidic soils but is adapted to soil pH range 4.0 to 7.5. It prefers moist loamy soils but is fairly drought resistant and can tolerate gravelly, sandy loams and fine clay soils. The tree does best in full sun, is flood intolerant and sensitive to soil compaction. Its USDA Plant Hardiness Zone rating is 2. They are used in conservation plantings and shelterbelts. They are a good tree to use as an ornamental and yard tree. They provide very good winter cover for wildlife. The seeds provide food for songbirds, upland ground birds, and small mammals. The bark is eaten by porcupines and the foliage is lightly browsed by deer. The tree has been utilized by man throughout history. American Indians used the inner bark and shoots for food and the hardened sap for gum. They collected the spruce wood for tipi poles. Today the wood is used for dimensional lumber, pulpwood, and is a popular Christmas tree species. In 1997, the National Capitol Christmas tree was a 63 foot Black Hills Spruce from the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota. The Black Hills Spruce is subject to some disease and insect problems. The most common disease is Lirula Needle Blight. It is much less susceptible to Rhizosphaera Needle Cast and Cytospora Canker than Colorado Blue Spruce. Common insect pests include spider mite, spruce needle miner, pine needle scale, yellow-headed spruce sawfly, and aphids. Originally the Black Hills Spruce was not a unanimous legislative choice as South Dakota's State Tree. Some contended that the cottonwood would be more suitable as the State Tree, due to its widespread distribution throughout the state. Others thought that the juniper or cedar should be the State Tree. Both of these ideas were researched and dismissed by a joint committee. The Committee's report was accepted by both the Senate and the House and on March 10, 1947 the Black Hills Spruce became the official State Tree of South Dakota. My sources for this news release were the South Dakota Department of Agriculture Division of Resource Conservation and Forestry, North Dakota State University Extension Service and Wikipedia. If you would like more information about “Black Hills Spruce South Dakota’s State Tree,” contact Bob Drown at the Conservation Office at 605244-5222, Extension 4 or by email at robert.drown@sd.nacd net.net.
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By Robert W. Drown, Natural Resource Specialist The Black Hills Spruce is South Dakota’s State Tree is native to the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming. It is large, dense, compact and slow growing tree that can live 150+ years. Its needles are dense and are dark in color, varying from dark green, bright green to bluish green. Black Hills Spruce ranges from 30 to 60 feet height and 15 to 25 feet in width. It is actually a variety of White Spruce which is widely distributed across northern North America, from Alaska east to Newfoundland, Canada and south to the northern US states in the Lower 48. Besides being called Black Hills Spruce, other varieties of White Spruce are known as Canadian Spruce,
30 year old Black Hills Spruce on the Perkins County Fairgrounds in Bison, SD.
The South Dakota FFA Association will celebrate students that excel in FFA at the 11th Annual SDSU/FFA Corduroy Classic. A night of Division I Jackrabbit basketball combined with a celebration of the special connection between SDSU and the FFA will be held on Saturday, February 15th at Frost Arena in Brookings. The women’s game against Western Illinois starts at 4:00 pm. FFA Members will be seated in a special section of Frost Arena and FFA will be featured at half-time of the game. A reception sponsored by Sioux Nation Ag Center will serve SDSU ice cream for FFA members before the game. FFA T-shirts will be given to all FFA members in attendance (sponsored by FMC Ag Products). This year’s event will also feature the second annual recognition of FFA Family of the Year at halftime of the game. The FFA Family of the Year award is sponsored by FMC Ag Products as a special project of the SD FFA Foundation. For ticket information, contact the Jackrabbit Ticket Office at 1866-GO JACKS. About the South Dakota FFA Association The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 579,678 student members as part of 7,570 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. As part of the National FFA Organization, the South Dakota FFA Association encompasses 79 FFA chapters with over 3,900 South Dakota FFA members. FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of
Corduroy Classic celebrates SDSU-FFA partnership
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The 2013-2014 South Dakota State FFA Officer Team (from left to right): Secretary Cheyenne Leonhardt, Groton; Reporter Carrietta Schalesky, Bison; President Makayla Heisler, Newell; Jack, the SDSU Jackrabbit; Sentinel Shala Larson, Webster; Treasurer David Strain, Sturgis; Vice President Breanna Bullington, Brookings.
students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. To discover more about the South Dakota FFA Association or the South Dakota FFA Foundation, visit them both at www.aged.sdstate.edu or on Facebook or Twitter.
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Representative Betty Olsonʼs views on week 3 of the 2014 Legislative session
Water levels have increased in northeast South Dakota over the past decade. As a result, many small lakes that were once exclusively on private property and never designated as “meandered” have grown into much larger bodies of water that have become attractive to the public for recreation. These property owners pay taxes on the land that is under water, but are not able to stop trespassing over their flooded land. Under current law, the public has access to water resources so long as the water adjoins public property - including roads and section lines. The new legislation will clarify which bodies of water on flooded lands the public will have access to. These are the bills that passed out of House Ag and Natural Resources Committee this week: My bill, HB 1068, to allow the use of dogs to hunt mountain lions outside of the Black Hills passed unanimously and was put on consent calendar. HB 1076 to revise requirements relating to party fishing was also put on consent. HB 1081 to revise the computation of the promotional fee on wheat passed and will come to the House on Tuesday. Only two bills were passed in the House Local Government Committee this week: My bill, HB 1066 to revise provisions restricting the presence of firearms in public buildings passed out of committee, but was defeated on the House floor. HB 1074 to revise provisions concerning actions prohibited near polling places also passed. These are some of the bills that passed the House and have been sent to the Senate: •HB 1012 to provide for free resident fishing licenses for entities teaching basic fishing skills. •HB 1014 to increase the nonrefundable application fee for resident bighorn sheep, mountain goat, and elk licenses. •HB 1015 will create an equitable process to handle water right applications submitted for aquifers determined to be fully appropriated by the Water Management Board. •HB 1028 revises the amount counties may be reimbursed for the detainment of parole violators. •HB1031 to revise provisions related to the definition of and the diagnosing of autism and to revise the definition of a level five disability for purposes of state aid for special education funding. •HB 1032 to revise provisions regarding children placed in residential treatment centers or in continued on next page
This was the third week of the 2014 legislature and we’re getting pretty busy. All our House bill drafts with sponsors had to be dropped in LRC by 5pm on Friday, January 31 and legislators were really scrambling to get signatures in time to meet the deadline. At the end of the day on Friday there were 210 House bills and 155 Senate bills filed, but guessing from the activity the last couple days, those numbers are going to increase. There are currently over 40 bills that have been introduced regarding education. The bills cover a broad array of topics, including Common Core standards, use of capital outlay funds, regulation of the SD High School Activities Association, adjustments to the education formula, and requiring the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited in every public school classroom at the start of the day. Much debate will occur about education issues throughout this session. Landowners and sportsmen have had several meetings since the start of session regarding non-meandered lakes legislation that will determine public access to such bodies of water. This is the result of a SD Supreme Court Decision in 2004 (Parks v. Cooper) in which the Court ruled it is ultimately up to the legislature to decide how water resources are to be beneficially used in the public interest. The legislature debated legislation regarding the matter in 2005 and again in 2013, however, legislation was not passed. This will be the third attempt. A meandered lake is a body of water, except streams, located within the meander lines shown on plats made by the Federal Bureau of Land Management. A meander line is a series of courses and distances to delineate the area of a body of water. It is not a boundary line, nor does it convey land ownership information.
tensive residential treatment centers. •HB 1033 to revise provisions regarding the open enrollment application review process of siblings of open enrolled students. •HB 1034 to revise provisions relating to dam maintenance and repair funding and to declare an emergency. •HB 1041 to make an appropriation for the railroad trust fund and to declare an emergency. •HB 1079 authorizes emergency lighting on vehicles operated by ambulance service personnel. The Governor’s Office has released two audit reports that were commissioned as a result of the investigations regarding Northern Beef and its utilization of the federal E-B5 program. The two audit reports that have been completed are from Eide Bailly & Stulken Peterson. The reports are available to the public at http://www.sdreadytowork.com/Fi nancing-and-Incentives--PublicRecords.aspx. The Department of Legislative Audit is also performing a financial and compliance audit of the financial statements for all government funds in the economic development office. In addition, the legislature is considering a resolution that, if passed by both houses, would activate the Joint Committee on Government Operations and Audit to hold hearings on GOED to further review the matter. To contact me in Pierre, call the House Chamber number 7733851. Leave a phone number and I’ll call you back. The fax number is 773-6806. If you send a fax, address it to Rep. Betty Olson. You can also email me at rep.bettyolson@state.sd.us during session. You can keep track of bills and committee meetings at this link: http://legis.sd.gov/ Use the link to find legislators, see what committees they are on, read all the bills and track the status of each bill, listen to committee hearings, and contact the legislators.
The Perkins County Republicans met recently to elect officers and make plans for the 2014 elections. The officers elected were Chairman - Mary Jean Jensen of Lemmon, Co-Chairman Garrett Schweitzer of Lemmon, Secretary - Vince Gunn of Shadehill, Treasurer - Linda Howey of Bison, Perkins County Committeeman - Shane Penfield of Lemmon and Perkins County Committeewoman - Kim Anderson of Lemmon. The 2014 election in South Dakota will include a U.,S. Senate race, and the elections of all Constitutional Officers from Governor to Public Utilities Commissioner .
Perkins County Republicans elect officers
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All five announced candidates in the US Senate race have been invited to speak at the Perkins County Lincoln - Reagan dinner in Lemmon on Friday, April 25, 2012. This event will be held in the Beeler Center on Main Street in Lemmon. All other candidates for Constitutional Offices and for the Legislative races for District 28 have been invited. Petitions for the State House and State Senate elections may be circulated until March 25th. Petitions may be obtained from the County Finance Office at the Court House in Bison. Monthly meetings of the Perkins County Republican will be held in the summer.
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Monday, Ken Krisle stopped in to visit Thelma Sandgren. Vince Gunn picked up Thelma’s mail and came in to visit also and they all had a good visit. Steve Sandgren called on his mom, Thelma Sandgren Wednesday. Wednesday afternoon, Thelma Sandgren visited with Kathy Archibald. Friday, after lunch Lester Longwood picked Thelma Sandgren up and took her along to attend the funeral of Marsha Veal. Thelma appreciated the ride. Tiss Treib visited with Millie Eggebo at the WRRMC in Hettinger Thursday after work. Tiss Treib and Sarah Dreiske met at Summerville for supper Saturday evening. Kel and Jean Brockel called on Tim and JoAnne Seim Monday morning. Lynn Frey called on Keith and Bev Hoffman Monday morning. Steve Sandgren had coffee at Johnson’s Wednesday. John and Shirley Johnson visited Helen Meink at the hospital in Hettinger Friday evening. Gary and Jodi Johnson attended the Stock Show in Rapid City Friday and Saturday. Lexi spent the weekend with Grandpa Roger. Keith and Bev Hoffman were among those who attended the funeral for Carol Rafferty in Lemmon Thursday. Monday, Bridget Keller drove to Trail City from Bismarck to pick up the boys at Grandma Pat
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Keller's. She had drill over the weekend. They returned home before dinner time.  Tuesday, Duane Harris was a dinner guest of Bridget Keller and the boys. Wednesday, Albert Keller returned home from work in the evening. Friday, Dawn Harris stopped in briefly on her way home from work. Saturday, Pat Keller, Duane and Dawn Harris, Shirley Harris, Larry, Sarah, Spencer and McKenna Dreiske, Alex Dreiske, and Emily Mauri were all dinner guests for Korbin’s 1st birthday party.  Pat Keller spent the night with the Keller’s. Sunday, Pat Keller returned home to Trail City in the afternoon. Albert went over to Duane and Dawn Harris' and helped work cattle Sunday afternoon. Jacob Seim was a Saturday overnight guest of his grandparents, Tim and JoAnne Seim. Justin, Jo and Jacob Seim visited with Chet and Mandy Anderson and family Sunday afternoon. Sunday supper guests of Tim and JoAnne Seim were Justin, Jo and Jacob Seim; John and Barb Bartell and Boyd and Betty Ellingson. Jim and Patsy Miller spent Friday in Hettinger. Jim and Patsy Miller; Matt, Christi and Zabrina Miller spent Saturday in Bismarck. Jim and Patsy Miller spent Sunday afternoon with Matt and Christi Miller.
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Jerry and Carolyn Petik attended the One Act Play put on by the LHS students at the High School Gym on Thursday evening. Jerry and Carolyn Petik attended the funeral of Esther Lyman at Spencer Memorial Presbyterian Church in Lemmon on Saturday afternoon.  Carolyn also visited with Harold Kvale and Thelma Lemke while in Lemmon, and was among several visitors and lunch guests at Irene Young's.
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by Tiss Treib
continued from page 1 ·Beestepan Farm: a cattle farm that also produces corn, potatoes and soybeans. ·Ohrigstad Private Game Reserve: a game reserve that breeds and markets the Sable antelope, one of the rarest breeds of antelope in Africa. ·Ambrosia Citrus Estate: a subtropical farm that consists of 350,000 lemon, orange and grapefruit trees. ·Kruger National Park: a park whose “top five” animals include lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalo. ·Leeubank Farm: a 4,000-head Merino sheep farm that also raises Tuli and Pinzgauer cattle, corn and soybeans. ·The Agriculture School of Sabina Khoza: a poultry farm that produces 150,000 birds each year and doubles as an agricultural school for both men and women. ·Tshwane Fresh Produce Market: the second largest market in South America which is unique in that prices are formed and fresh produce is traded with the goal of mutual benefit to everyone involved. ·Sakata Southern Africa Vegetable Seed Company: one of the major vegetable seed houses in South Africa. Larson and Schalesky spent January 5-13 traveling throughout South Africa. Having returned to South Dakota, they are both beginning their spring semester at SDSU where Larson is studying agricultural education and Schalesky is majoring in animal science. Both girls will retire from their State FFA positions in April during the South Dakota State FFA Convention.
FFA officers visit Africa
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Senator Ryan Maherʼs views on week 3 of the 2014 Legislative session
ment Operations and Audit to hold hearings on GOED to further review the matter. The House Concurrent Resolution is HCR 1010 and can be found here http://legis.sd.gov/docs/legsession/2014/Bills/HCR1010P.pdf Education There are currently over 40 bills that have been introduced regarding education- that is 14% of all bills introduced so far. The bills cover a broad array of topics, including Common Core standards, use of capital outlay funds, regulation of the SD High School Activities Association, adjustments to the education formula, and requiring the Pledge of Allegiance to be recited in every public school classroom at the start of the day. Many hours of debate will occur about educational issues throughout 2014 Session. This past week the House Education Committee passed HB 1004 with a 13-2 vote to give K-12 education a 3.8% increase in funding. The bill would set the per-student allocation at $4,805 next school year, where it was before an 8.6 percent cut in 2011-12. The debate over Common Core continues and lobbying efforts have intensified. This week, the House defeated Resolution 1008 with a 31-34 vote. The resolution urged the SD Board of Education to refrain from any efforts to further expand the Common Core standards and to establish a plan to end the state's involvement with such current standards in 2017. In Senate Education is has been relatively quite. We took testimony from the South Dakota Board of Regents this past week and their efforts to get college students finished in four years. They have started a new program called 15 to finish. In 2012 the South Dakota universities moved to 120 credit hours limit from most bachelor degree programs The pervious limit to graduate was 128 credit hours. This now equates to 15 credit hours per semester and ensures a student can complete a bachelor’s degree in four years. This in turn will save the students time and money. Non-meandered Lakes Legislation Landowner’s and sportsmen are close to an agreement regarding non-meandered lakes legislation that will determine public access to such bodies of water. The legislation is the result of a SD Supreme Court Decision in 2004 (Parks v. Cooper) in which the Court ruled it is ultimately up to the legislature to decide how water resources are to be beneficially used in the public interest. The legislature debated legislation regarding the matter in 2005 and again in 2013, however, legislation was not passed. This legislation will be the third attempt. A meandered lake is a body of water, except streams, located within the meander lines shown on plats made by the Federal Bureau of Land Management. A meander line is a series of courses and distances to delineate the area of a body of water. It is not a boundary line, nor does it convey land ownership information. Water levels have increased in Northeast South Dakota over the past decade. As a result, many small lakes that were once exclusively on private property and never designated as “meandered” have grown into much larger bodies of water that have become attractive to the public for recreation. Under current law, the public has access to water resources so long as the water adjoins public property- including roads and section lines. The new legislation will clarify which bodies of water on flooded lands the public will have access to. Here is a listing of Senate Bills that have passed the Senate and will be heard in the House. SB 22 – This will authorize brand investigators and other sworn officers to use citations in the enforcement of brand inspection for certain livestock inspection violations. If someone of this state is arrested for a violation it becomes punishable as a misdemeanor the arresting officer can take the name and address of the person and issue them a summons in writing to appear in court. SB 29 - revise certain provisions in statute and administrative rules regarding the regulation of campgrounds and the licensing fee for campgrounds and to repeal administrative
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Update on GOED Audits The Governor’s Office has release two audit reports that were commissioned as a result of the investigations regarding Northern Beefin Aberdeen and its utilization of the federal E-B5 program. The two audit reports that have been completed this far are from the Eide Bailly & Stulken Peterson. The reports are available to the public at http://www.sdreadytowork.com/Fi nancing-and- Incentives--PublicRecords.aspx. The Department of Legislative Audit is also performing a financial and compliance audit of the financial statements for all government funds in the economic development office. In addition, the legislature is considering a resolution that, if passed by both houses, would activate the Joint Committee on Govern-
rules regulating primitive campgrounds, full-service campgrounds, limited service campgrounds, and temporary campgrounds. This bill will consolidate regulations for four different types of campgrounds to one set of regulations and repealing unnecessary regulation. The bill will revise fee structure: most will pay the same or less, except some temporary campgrounds will see a fee increase. SB 58 - Changes current law for harvest vehicles that need to be registered. Harvest vehicles will obtain a permit instead of a sticker decal. This will apply mostly to custom harvesters and these decals can be obtained electronically or through a county courthouse. SB 55 - repeal the contractor’s excise tax on certain new or expanded power production facilities. Alison Jares from the Department of Revenue presented SB 55. The purpose of this bill is to repeal 10-46C-1. There were no other proponents and opponents. SB 14 -- revise certain provisions pertaining to the Board of Examiners of Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists. Section 1 and 2 has been repealed. The board shall require an examination for licensure as a professional counselor or a professional counselor- mental health. Any applicant failing to pass the examination for licensure is entitled to two reexaminations under the plan of supervision filed with the board. SB 34 - addresses problem with military or overseas absentee voting, as the process can take 40-60 days and ballots are often received after the election. SB 35 -- allows voters to still vote in municipal/school board elections in the event they have been postponed (like by the snowstorm last April). This does not apply to primary/general elections because postponement protocol is found in the US Constitution. This would give entities administering municipal/ school board elections protocol so they can protect integrity of their elections. SB 31 -- makes an appropriation to reimburse certain family physicians who have complied with the requirements of the recruitment assistance program. The bill appropriates $94,167 from the general fund to reimburse family physicians who has met the requirements of the program. SB 65: revise and clarify voter eligibility for road district elections. This will allow a person who owns property in proposed road district to vote whether the district is formed. People who own land in one county but live in another don't have a vote on the formation of road district.
September Indian Creek Lutheran Church celebrated its 100th Anniversary on September 7, 2013. Chuck Schmidt, of Keldron, one of the top saddle bronc riders in ProRodeo, will be sidelined after receiving a neck injury. He received injuries to his C6 and C7 vertebrae when he was bucked off his horse and landed on his neck. He underwent surgery to repair the fractures in a Calgary Hospital. He was estimated to be layed up for at least three months, and has been able to return home to Keldron. Shadehill Outdoor Challenge hosted by South Dakota Game Fish & Parks took place at the Shadehill Reservoir near Lemmon, S.D. Greg Voller, of Bison, SD, placed first in the 12 to 14 age division. Jim Brockel placed second in the 12 to 14 age division. American Luthern Church in Bison, celebrated its 100th Aniversary Sunday, September 8, 2013. Taylor Fisher won the Newell Labor Day Jr. Queen competition and also the Horsemanship. Daughter of Laura and Trevor Fisher. A+ Repair an Automotive Shop became Bison newest business. Sydney Arneson and Clayton Prelle were crowned 2013 Homecoming Queen and King. The Coal Springs Threshing Bee and Antique Tractor show was held September 27-29th. Wed Rich and Trish Peck were proud to announce the marriage of their daughter Jessica to Gavin Sanchez. The wedding was August 10, 2013 in Spearfish Canyon, SD. Pastor Brad Burkhalter, of Prairie City, officiated the ceremony. Births Savanna Lou Mackaben was born September 8, 2013 she weighed 8lbs, 8oz and was 19 1/4” long. Her parents are Josh and Cori Mackaben. Samuel Jay Burkhalter was born September 13, 2013. He weighed 7lbs 3.6oz and was 19 3/4” long. His parents are Brad and Jennifer Burkhalter. Deaths Barbara Reisenauer, age 89, of Bismarck, ND, formerly of Mott and Lemmon passed away on Friday, September 6, 2013 at St. Vincent’s Care Center in Bismarck. LeNae Louise Ellison, age 74, of Bowman, ND, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Southwest Healthcare Hospital after a three year battle with cancer. Della Rae Mickelson, age 64, of Faith, SD went to be with the Lord on September 6, 2013, at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
It happened in 2013
in Santa Barbara, California. Harold Nelson Dutton, age 86, of Spearfish, SD, died on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at the David M. Dorsett Healthcare Facility. October Perkins County American Cancer Trail Ride was held September 28th at the Hall Ranch. Winter storm “Atlas” hit the area October 5, 2013 and left much of the western South Dakota without power. More than 160 workers from cooperatives, construction companies and the South Dakota National Guard assisted with repairs at the six western South Dakota cooperatives. As of Monday, October 7th, the electric cooperatives hit by the storm reported that 8,200 South Dakota electric cooperative members were without power in a 13county area of western South Dakota. The storm downed 3,800 poles and caused power outages to thousands in the western part of the state. Bison boys win LMC cross country title, Daniel Burkhalter won individual title. It was a historic day for Bison XC. The boys’ team won its first meet in the history of the program. A Tyrannosaurus Rex bones buried for million of years in the Hell Creek Formation north of Faith has the potential to be one of the greatest T-Rex of all time. The dinosaur is located on the Darwin and Patty Hauser ranch. The T-Rex skeleton may hold the most complete skeleton ever found anywhere in the world. Perkins County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution last week, on behalf of the citizens of this county, seek government disaster assistance in the wake of Winter Storm Atlas. The unseasonably early storm resulted in widespread electrical outage and tragic livestock death. Nathan Burkhalter was selected to receive the Arnold Fletcher Award from Thomas Edison State College. Nathan completed his degree requirement for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with and area of study in Accounting and graduated September 13, 2013. Nathan is the son of Brad and Jennifer Burkhalter, Prairie City, SD. Bison XC team took another step in the right direction. For the first time the team qualified four runners for the State Meet at Rapid City. The four runners are: Josh McKinstry, Rebekah Burkhalter, Sydney Senn, and Daniel Burkhalter. Daniel Burkhalter finished third at State XC meet. Deaths Ellen J. (Coffield) Besler, age 83, joined her Savior Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 at David M. Dorsett Healthcare Center in Spearfish, South Dakota. Jim Nelson, age 67, of Timber Lake passed away at Mobridge on Thursday, October 3, 2013. Charlie Clark, age 76, lifelong Keldron rancher, passed away October 12, 2013. Mildred “Millie” Lorraine (Hieb) Richter, age 76, of Timber Lake, passed away October 20, 2013 at home after a long battle with heart complications. Emmy “Tessie” Randall, age 75, passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2013 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. After a courageous battle with cancer. Herbert J. “Herb” Kolb, age 88, of Bison, South Dakota, passed away on Thursday morning, October 24, 2013 at the Five Countries Nursing Home in Lemmon, SD. November Russ Peacock traveled to the St. Louis Bench Rest Rifle Club in Missouri to compete in the 2013 International Benchrest Shooters (IBS) 600 Yard National Championships held the weekend of October 26, 27, 2013. The Championship was held on the clubs sprawling 650 acre range just west of St. Louis. Russ did not place in the competition but he did fire three personal bests that he was very satisfied with. Collin Palmer, Bison won the heading competition at the Annual Saddle Roping at Riverside Arena near Regent, ND. Collin is the son of Allan and Bristol Palmer. Grandson of Pat Palmer and Lonnie and Becky Krause. WRCTC celebrated 60 years at their Annual Meeting on November 4. The meeting was suppose to be held the first week of October but had to be postponed due to the winter storm Atlas. With the power all restored and the extra work crews, and National Guard sent home; it was time to celebrate. General Manager Jerry Reisenauer’s retired after 25 years of service at the cooperative. This was his last Annual meeting. The Grand Electric and WRCTC Boards of Directors selected Reed Metzger, as the next General Manager. His duties began on November 4, 2013. In this position, he will serve as the General Manager for both organizations and report to both the electric and telephone boards. The combined Cooperatives provide employment for 48 dedicated people. Tracy Buer resigned after 27 years in Perkins County employment. He was the Highway Superintendent. Buer gave no reason, when he submitted his resignation. The County Commissioners accepted his resignation. Cole Elshere from Faith, S.D. competed in the NFR rodeo which ran from December 5 through December 14. Elsheres’ unofficial standing as of November 25, 2013 currently put him in the 10th ranking. Little Moreau Conference 2013 Volleyball 1st Team All Conference, Sierra Stugelmeyer, 12, Harding County; Jenna Van Beek, 12, Lemon; Shanna Selby, 12, Faith; Courtney Dahlgren, 12, Timber Lake; Lenae McKinstry, 12, Bison; Alysha O”Connell, 12, Dupree; Tia Baumberger, 11, McIntosh. 2nd Team All Conference Skya Ducheneaux, 12, Timber Lake; Madison Hulm, 11, Bison; Kasey Teigen, 9, Harding County; Jessica Nehl, 12, McIntosh; Katie Sackman, 11, Lemmon; Hannah Higdon, 11, Dupree; Jordan Bickel, 11, Timber Lake. Wed Sarah Rose Kooiman and Mark Lynn Porter, both of Dickinson, North Dakota, were married September 14, 2013. Sarah is the daughter of Darryl and Rose Kooiman of Lodgepole, South Dakota. Mark’s parents are Bruce and Vickie Humphres of Gladstone, North Dakota. Death Byron “Butch” Mattis, age 57, of Hettinger, North Dakota, passed
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away on November 1, 2013 at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger. Buster VanWyk, age 84, of Lodgepole, SD, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the Western Horizons Care Center in Hettinger, ND. Esther H. Johnson, age 98, of Lemmon, passed away early Monday morning, November 4, 2013 at her sister’s home west of Bison. Linda Seim, age 55, of Shadehill, South Dakota, passed from this life November 8th, 2013. Elva Ellwein, age 92, of Mobridge and formerly of Isabel passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the Mobridge Regional Hospital. December Carrie Schalesky, 2013-2014 South Dakota State FFA Reporter, attended International Leadership Seminar. Boys All Conference Football 1st Team: 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; Reexe Jensen, Harding County; Windon Hewson, Harding County; Zion Powell, Harding County; Wacey Boylan, Newell; Teigen Strohschein, Newell; Quentin Timm, Newell; Tanner Kraft, Timber Lake; Clay Lindskov, Timber Lake. Honorable Mention: Reed Arneson, Bison; Ross Collins, Bison. These were the Bison students there were other ones from Faith, Harding County, and Timber Lake. Bison School students qualified for FFA State Leadership CDEs in Pierre. Students that qualified were Jenna Kari (Job Interview), Sydney Arneson (Ag Broadcasting and Journalism), and Tessa Kopren (Prepared Public Speaking). Dacotah Bank, based in Abeercontinued on page 14
deen, South Dakota, donated $20,000 to the relief effort. In conjunction with the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association, and South Dakota Sheep Grower’s Association, the Black Hills Area Community Foundation also processed donations and grants to the relief effort towards disaster caused by winter storm Atlas. Grand Electric/WRCTC dispersed Round-Up checks to members. Names where submitted by the Grand Electric members. Names submitted were people that suffered a hardship or medical set back. Since the program’s implementation in 1998 $44,200 has been given to members. Grand Electric recipients Dave Lensegrav, Meadow; Terisa Thompson, Norman Delbridge, Faith; Virginia Green, Bison; Nolan Seim, Shadehill; Doug Butler, Lemmon; Lola Hedstrom, Bison. Each recipient received $500. The WRTC also does the same thing as Grand Electric. Since the implementation in 1998 $61,160 has been given to members. These members also received $500. This year recipients were: Holly Waddell, Shadehill; Allen Morris,
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Deaths James “Jim” Schell, age 92, of Lemmon, South Dakota, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Western Horizons Care Center in Hettinger, North Dakota. Denise Welch, age 51, of Deadwood, passed away at the LeadDeadwood Regional Hospital on December 5, 2013. Evelyn Lorraine Breck, age 77, of Groton, SD, passed away December 9, 2013, while peacefully asleep at the Groton Golden Living Center. Dolly Milner Seim, age 87, of Kelliher, Minnesota, passed away November 14, 2013 in Fargo, North Dakota. Thelma (Eichenburger) Lewton, age 70, passed away Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Spearfish Regional Hospital. Alvin Heupel, age 76, of Hettinger, N.D., passed away at the Western Horizons Care Center in Hettinger on Saturday, December 14, 2013.
Bison; Scott & Shannon Dirk, Vale; Gilbert Wood, Newell; Kathy Edwards, Vale; Anita Kling, Lemmon; Ron Cornelius, Lemmon.
February 10, 2014, 7:00 pm
PROPOSED AGENDA: 1.Pledge of Allegiance 2.Call to Order 3.Consent Agenda Approve Agenda Minutes Financial Reports 4.Approval of Claims – 5.Delegations – 6.Discuss the of status of computer technology plan revision – staff survey results 7.Approve contracts – 8.Board Retreat Items to add to the preliminary budget – 9.Discuss Business Managers contracts – 10.Agreement with TSP 11.Audit report 12.Surplus-bids on encyclopedias 13.Parent request Prom to be for grades 9-12 only. 14.Samples of disciplinary code of conduct, review reentry document 15.Northwest Area Schools Special Education Cooperative report – Dan Beckman 16.Executive Session 17.Superintendent Report – Marilyn Azevedo 18.Motion to Adjourn -[Published February 6, 2014 at a total approximate cost of $15.17.]
[Published February 6, 2014 for a total approximate cost of $10.11.]
Notice is hereby given that the SAND/GRAVEL mining operation being conducted by: AGGREGATE CONSTRUCTION, INC., PO BOX 239, MINOT, ND 58702-0239 will continue its mining operation located at Section 36; T17N-R12E, Perkins County, SD. The general location of the mining operation is 6 miles west, 10 miles south , and 3 miles west of Bison, SD. The operation originally advertised to be completed by 07/01/2014, will be extended to: 07/01/2019. Proposed future use of the affected land will remain as originally advertised. For additional information contact AGGREGATE CONSTRUCTION, INC or the SD Dept. of Environment & Natural Resources, Minerals & Mining Program, 523 E. Capitol Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-3182, phone 605.773.4201.
Notice of Intent to Continue Operation
[Published February 6, 2014 for a total approximate cost of $10.47.]
Notice is hereby given that the SAND/GRAVEL mining operation being conducted by: AGGREGATE CONSTRUCTION, INC., PO BOX 239, MINOT, ND 58702-0239 will continue its mining operation located at Sections 1 and Sections 2; T22N-R11E, Perkins County, SD. The general location of the mining operation is 10 miles south and 5 miles west of Hettinger, ND. The operation originally advertised to be completed by 03/15/2014, will be extended to: 03/15/2019. Proposed future use of the affected land will remain as originally advertised. For additional information contact AGGREGATE CONSTRUCTION, INC or the SD Dept. of Environment & Natural Resources, Minerals & Mining Program, 523 E. Capitol Ave, Pierre, SD 57501-3182, phone 605.773.4201.
Notice of Intent to Continue Operation
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Farmers Union Insurance
Highway 12 • Lemmon 605-374-7688
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Elderly & Disabled lowincome housing One & Two bedroom apartments Office: (605) 244-5473
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11 East 4th St • Lemmon 605-374-5654
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DISPLAY ADS: $4.90 per column inch. CLASSIFIED ADS: $5.90 for 30 words; 10¢ for each word thereafter. $2.00 billing charge applies. THANK YOU'S: $5.90 for 30 words; 10¢ for each word thereafter. $2.00 billing charge applies. HIGHLIGHTS & HAPPENINGS: $5.90 minimum or $3.10 per column inch. $2.00 billing charge applies. HAPPY ADS: With or Without Picture: $18.00 minimum or $4.90 per column inch. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: $41.00 for a 2x7 ad. Legal Deadline is Friday at NOON! Ad Deadline is Monday at NOON! 244-7199 or courier@sdplains.com
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Wanted Wanted: Looking for private land for deer hunting call 605-868-2567 B34-2tp
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following hire in order to drive company vehicles. Those who are qualified may be required to drive pickup trucks and small transportation vehicles. $14.00/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed ¾ of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or SDWorks, 415 14th Ave. East, Mobridge, SD 57601-1306. Provide copy of this ad. ND Job Order #344926. B34-1tc etc., as well as knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, and database.GED or High School Diploma required. Contact Information: Please forward CV or questions to plocken@pchchc.net. Prairie Community Health, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Open until filled. B33-2tc
For Sale: 1)- Kirby Vacuum cleaner with attachments. Used less than 1 year. 2)- Hart Ranch membership. Best reasonable offer on both. 244-5231 or 430-1606. B32-tfn Wanted Wanted: IH 826, 1256 or 1456 tractor. Call 712-288-6442. B34-4tp
For Sale Tanning bed for sale call 2447192. B32-4tp
Wanted Immediately: Jack Rabbits for Jackalopes. Paying $5 each. Call Frank English 605-4840898. (Rapid City) B34-4tp
Help Wanted 4 positions - Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating, harvesting and storing crops on a wheat, bean, corn and oilseed crop farm, from 2/28/2014 to 12/15/2014 at Celley Farms , Regan, ND. Three months of previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. No minimum education or High School diploma/equivalent is necessary for the position. No smoking or use of tobacco products is allowed on company premises or in company-provided housing at any time. Insurable driver’s license required within 30-90 days
Administrative Assistant: This position is responsible for various tasks that are assigned by the Administrative staff located in the Prairie Community Health administrative building in Isabel. This position will also lead the invoice payables function, filing and assist Executive staff. Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, of PC’s, laptops, printers, scanners
Wanted: Part-time bartenders. Day, night and weekend shifts. EOE. Call Kelli or stop at Bison Bar. 244-5265. B33-2tc
The family of Fred Richter would like to thank everyone who called, sent flowers, cards, memorials and food during this time of the loss of our father. We appreciate everything that everyone has done, your love is over whelming. God Bless you all. Susan and Jack Voller Penny and Mike Lemburg & Family Lyle Richter & Family Cherie and Tim Leibel & Family
Thank You At this time of sorrow in our family, we would like to thank our community for surrounding us with your love and support. Thank you to everyone who brought food, stopped by to visit and who gave flowers, cards and memorials. Your love and friendship is cherished. Thanks to Dr Ranum and the staff at Hettinger. Thanks to Greg and Matt at Evanson-Jensen. Pastor Dana, thank you for your love, friendship and support; you have been amazing for our family. Finally, thank you to our family and friends for all of your love and support. Greg, Josh and Jason Veal
Dr. Jason M. Hafner Dr. David J. Prosser
1st & 3rd Wed. of the month 2nd & 4th Wed. of the month
OPTOMETRIST 1-800-648-0760
Buffalo Clinic Faith Clinic
CEMETERY RESTORATION CEMETERY BOARD MEMBERS STONE RESTORATION. New foundations, level, straightening reseal. Keep your cemetery looking beautiful. Contact Dakota Memorial Cemetery Services. 605-692-2445.
BULL SALE WILKINSON RANCH BLACK ANGUS Yearling Bull Private Treaty Sale with equal opportunity to bid on each bull. Beginning Sat. February 8. For more information and a catalog, call Bill Wilkinson, 605-203-0379 or Mark Wilkinson, 605-203-0380 De Smet, S.D.
FARM HELP WANTED: Fulltime person for general farm work on cattle farm, tractor driver. Experience necessary. Call 605-547-2257 or 712-551-7828 for details. FOREMEN TO LEAD UTILITY FIELD CREWS. Outdoor physical work, many positions, paid training, $20/hr. plus weekly performance bonuses after promotion, living allowance when traveling, company truck and benefits. Must have strong leadership skills, good driving history, and be able to travel in the Dakota’s and nearby states. Email resume to Recruiter1@osmose.com or apply online at www.OsmoseUtilities.com EOE M/F/D/V. IMMEDIATE FULL-TIME POSITION near Alcester, SD. Cattle feeding, field & repair work, drug test, references required. Housing available, Call 605-547-2848 for details.
SPECTOR – City of Spearfish, SD. Enforces adopted plumbing/mechanical codes to assure public safety. EOE. Essential functions and application process visit our website at www.cityofspearfish.com.
AUCTIONS 2660 ACRE FARM & RANCH LAND Auction, beautiful home, Morton barn, 748 acre Wheat Base, scenic, small creek, Kadoka, SD, Feb. 28, www.PiroutekAuction.com, 605544-3316.
EMPLOYMENT FUE, RAY ND is seeking a qualified Agronomy Manager. This is a full service retail agronomy operation with sales of $15 million of fertilizer, CPP, and seed. Agronomy sales, service, and personal management experience desired. Send or email (larry.fuller@chsinc.com) resume to: Larry Fuller, 5213 Shoal Drive, Bismarck ND 58503. PLUMBING/MECHANICAL IN-
LOG HOMES DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, cen-
FOR SALE TWO ESTABLISHED BUSINESSES for sale in North Central South Dakota offered by Key Real Estate. Own a business where you hunt and fish near Lake Oahe. www.keyagency.com 1-800-889-2951.
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS: LPN’s & CNA’s, top weekly pay, direct deposit, & flexible schedules. Take control of your schedule with Tri-State Nursing. Apply online today. www.tristatenursing.com 800727-1912.
CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL has full-time RN opportunities available working in the beautiful southern Black Hills of SD. We are located just a short distance from Mount Rushmore, Wind Cave National Park, Custer State Park, Jewel Cave National Park and many other outdoor attractions. We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please call 605-673-9418 for more information or log on to www.regionalhealth.com to apply. EOE.
SCHOLARSHIPS $2,000 Better Business Bureau Foundation Student of Integrity Award Scholarships. Application Deadline 3-07-14. http://southdakota.bbb.org/studentaward/ or 605-271-2066 / 800-649-6814 #8700.
OTR DRIVERS DRIVERS WANTED: CDL, owner operators, freight from Midwest up to 48 states, home regularly, newer equipment, Health, 401K, call Randy, A&A Express, 800-658-3549.
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tral, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-5302672, Craig Connell, 605-2645 6 5 0 , www.goldeneagleloghomes.com.
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$100.00 - Jan Gossman $25.00 - Sydney Senn
January 3, 2014
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