Bison Courier, January 31, 2013

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Volume 30 Number 33 January 31, 2013
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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role in the success or failure of a vaccination program. Sides has extensive beef industry nutrition experience, compiling 20 years with organizations such as Intervet / Hoechst-Russell Vet, Cargill Animal Nutrition and Moorman Manufacturing Company. Before putting his nutritional expertise to work for Pfizer and beef producers, Sides spent two years as a livestock extension specialist with Texas A&M University, located in Fort Stockton, Texas. Additionally, Sides was a research scientist with Utah State University. Based in Lima, Peru, he worked in the Andes Mountains above 14,000-feet elevation, studying the reproductive and nutritional characteristics of South American ruminants. He also taught at La Molina Agricultural University in Lima. Dr. Sides currently lives in Sterling, Colo. To round out the program, Jack Davis, SDSU Extension Economics Field Specialist will tie it all together by talking about how the decisions producers make affect their bottom line. Strategic planning for family farms and ranches as well as financial analysis are major areas of interest for Davis. He spent his undergraduate years at South Dakota State University, where he graduated with a B.S. in Agricultural Business. He later earned a M.S. from the University of South Dakota in the area of Business Administration. Davis is based out of the Mitchell Regional Extension Center. The other main event during the day is the Pen of Three Bull Showcase. This will take place in the sale ring from 12:30-2:30 p.m. with participants having an opportunity to preview bulls from area producers. This is a non-competitive show, just a chance for producers and current or potential customers to get together before bull sale season hits full swing. If you are interested in showing your bulls in the Pen of Three Bull Showcase, contact Ty Dieters 605748-2404. There will be a trade show set up as well as door prize drawings throughout the day. The registration fee for the event is $10 per person and preregistration by Feb. 4is strongly encouraged. To preregister, call the City of Faith Office at 605-9672261. The meal is sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health.
SDSU Extension, the City of Faith and area producers would like to invite you to attend the 36th Annual Rancher's Forum and Second Annual Pen of Three Bull Showcase at the Faith Salebarn on February 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme for the day is "Health, Nutrition and the Economics that tie them together." Adele Harty, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist will begin the morning with a presentation on alternative feed sources and the considerations that need to be made when including them in a feeding program. Harty has worked for SDSU Extension since 2005. She earned her Master of Science Degree from North Dakota State University in Ruminant Nutrition, with a specific focus on cow/calf nutrition. She is located in the Rapid City Regional Extension Center. Gary Sides, nutritionist with Pfizer Animal Health will then give a presentation on the relationship between nutrition and immunology. His talk will focus on the fact that it's not as simple as giving calves a vaccination so they will be able to fend off diseases. There are many other factors, specifically nutrition that play a
36th Annual Faith Rancher's Forum and Pen of Three Bull Showcase
Storm sewer may be done in stages
By Gladys Jackson The Town Board met briefly at a special emergency meeting on Thursday evening, January 24, with Project Engineer Allan Page, KBM, Grand Forks on the storm sewer project. The Board had questions for Mr. Page and he happened to be in Bison. Due to a lack of funds to complete the total storm sewer system, the Board wanted to discuss doing the project in stages. After all discussions were held, the Board made a motion, which carried, directing Mr. Page to look into the cost of the following and return with a figure: •Complete the first stage now which would include Main Street and the alley behind the row of businesses on the north side of Main St. •Resize the pipe to make sure the main trunk is large enough for future stages •Continue with the pond unless the larger pipe would allow for an intake valve instead of the pond •Calculate flow Those voting AYE were Luke Clements, Juell Chapman, David Kopren and Mike Lockert. Voting NAY was Matthew Butsavage. The complete engineering plan will include the initial lots east of the currently planned pond site and the finished tie-ins of the future stages. Future stages would include the Lions Park down Coleman Avenue to Main Street and the City Park back north if the current system being used there fails. The next Town Board Meeting will be held February 11, 2013.
4-H Shooting Sports needs your help West River Health Services
Perkins County 4-H Shooting Sports is not able to continue this year due to a lack of space to practice. In previous years the Bentley Building has been used. However,
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because it is open to so many youth activities it is not feesable to keep the required equipment in place as we need to keep the walls protected. Shooting Sports serves 12 youth who practice archery, BB gun, air rifle and pistol. They also do 22 rifle and pistol but that is done outside. Shooting Sports has been sending kids who qualify to the State Shoot in Pierre regularly for years. The youth are very excited to get started practicing, we are five months behind schedule because of looking for a place to practice.
We have looked into the basements of several businesses in town and have been unable to find one that works yet. We are asking our great community for help. If anyone in or near town has a building not in use from now thru the end of April and would be willing to help us out please contact Sara Weishaar 605645-9010 or Tonya Collins 2447522. As always we would like to thank the Perkins County community for their continued support of Shooting Sports.
receives grant
West River Health Services in Hettinger is the recipient of a grant through the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP). The SHIP grant for $7,540 will be used to purchase computer equipment for staff training, and to purchase a subscription to online quality-related computer software: Health Care SafetyZone. The Health Care SafetyZone Portal software allows providers to electronically capture data in a common report template in order to review and benchmark with other rural facilities in North Dakota. “We are pleased to partner with the state’s 36 rural hospitals to support their ongoing efforts to provide high quality health care services to their local residents. This grant program provides federal funds for projects, identified locally, related to quality improvement,” said Lynette Dickson, associate director at the Center for Rural Health. For more information on West River Health Services, visit their website, www.wrhs.com, or view their critical access hospital profile on the Flex website at http://ruralhealth.und.edu/projects/flex/cahprofiles/hettinger.pdf. Administered by the Center for Rural Health, SHIP is funded through a grant from the federal Office of Rural Health Policy. The purpose of the program is to support rural hospitals in providing quality care to rural residents and to fund financial studies designed to help with complex health care billing, coding and reimbursement processes. Funds have been used to upgrade equipment for financial operations and information technology, and for staff training, consultation, and educational materials.
Brought to you by Grand Electric Co-op, Inc.
It’s bingo Time! Sunday February 3, 2013 at 1:30 Community Center $1.00 a card, play all afternoon. lots of prizes, snacks available. Sponsored by the Legion Aux.
Stateline Right to Life, will have a foodstand and bake sale at the
Highlights & Happenings
Bison School Gym Thursday, February 7, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Your help much appreciated! The Perkins County Republican Party will meet on February 1st at 5:00 at the Courthouse in Bison to elect new officers. For more information contact Shane Penfield at 374-7785.
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DSU names 2012 fall graduates
Dickinson State University hosted its second annual commencement ceremony Friday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. in Dorothy Stickney Auditorium, May Hall. This fall, 154 students reached academic eligibility to graduate from DSU. These students represent the United States and the countries of Canada, China, Colombia, Germany, Kenya, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria and Russia. Zachery Keller, Dickinson, N.D., was this year’s student speaker. Keller graduated with an accounting and business administration major with a minor in leadership. He is currently employed at Brady Martz & Associates accounting firm in Dickinson. Local graduates are as follows: Darla Moody, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Bison, SD.
Economic impact of agriculture on South Dakota
Agriculture and its related industries provided a $21.408 billion dollar impact on the economy of South Dakota in 2010, according to an article written by Gary Taylor, Associate Professor of Economics at South Dakota State University. The article describes the impact agriculture production and processing has on the economy of South Dakota. According to Taylor's article, production agriculture's direct effect on the South Dakota economy was $8.335 billion. "The $8.335 billion represents
Town and Country club reorganizes for New Year, learns about Bountiful Baskets
Thirteen women, including three guests, gathered in the Center Building at Homestead Heights last Thursday night where Town and Country CFEL club installed three brand new officers and organized for 2013. Carolyn Hendricks will be leading the group as chairwoman. Mary Ellen Fried will step in as vice chair in Hendrick’s absence and will also make all necessary phone calls to members during the next year. Beth Hulm, as secretary/treasurer, will be keeping the written record of the business meetings and handling all fiscal affairs. The mother/daughter pair of Edith Meland and Joyce Waddell were last week’s hostesses. For the evening’s program, they invited Heidi Stevens to give a presentation about the Bountiful Baskets, which is finding its way into neighboring towns. Stevens and three of her friends have assisted with the program in Lemmon, which is run by Colleen Oliver. Bountiful Baskets is a company that trucks produce, bread and occasionally other grocery items on a regular basis into towns where individual volunteers have invited them. The produce that they bring is often different than what is found in local grocery stores. Stevens commented that local grocers might even benefit when participants in the Bountiful Basket program receive unusual items that they don’t know how to use. An Internet search would bring up recipes and the other necessary ingredients could be purchased locally. Plans are underway for Town and Country members to reveal the “secret friends” that they’d remembered throughout the past year with small gifts and cards for holidays, birthdays and anniversaries. For several years in a row,
2nd / Chili Cook Off!
1st 2nd 3rd place prizes! Chili Contestants Wanted!
Saturday, February 9th at The Buzz Stop 5 p.m.
the value of products produced. Additional impacts of $3.417 billion results from businesses supplying inputs and induced effects of increased household spending are $1.647 billion bringing the total to $13.399 billion for production agriculture," Taylor said. Taylor says that value added agriculture added $8.009 billion in economic activity. "This economic activity is from manufacturing/processing industries that can be clearly identified as being related to agriculture," Taylor said. "Ethanol, animal harvest, cheese, and feed manufacturing accounted for approximately 84 percent of the value added impact." In the article, Taylor writes that agriculture remains a significant contributor to the total economic activity generated in the state of South Dakota. "The total impact of $21.408 billion makes the agricultural sector the largest single sector of the South Dakota economy, at approximately 19.8% of total output," he said.
club members have chosen members in and around Bison to be their secret friends. A Valentine tea will be the venue for revealing those secrets. Members and their guests will also play Bingo (with prizes) and will enjoy a special lunch and fellowship. It’s something that the women look forward to every year. This year’s event will be on February 9 at 2:00 p.m. All “secret friends” should be watching their mailboxes for their special invitation! A committee to plan the party details consists of Joyce Waddell, Mary Ellen Fried, Aletha Adcock and Hulm. As part of a statewide literacy/ reading program, reports are soon due to the state leader. Individual Town and Country members will bring their completed reports to the Feb. 28 meeting, hosted by Sara Weishaar. Town and Country CFEL is always on the look-out for new members. Anyone interested in joining the group, or in learning more about it, should contact any of its current members. They meet on the fourth Thursday of most months.
How good is your Chili??? Lets find out!!!!
Registration forms available at the Buzz Stop. Forms must be returned no later than February 6th. Space is limited - sign up soon!
Lucky Piggy winners
1 - 25 - 13 $25.00 Max Voller Pierre, SD $25.00 Mary Ellen Fried Bison, SD
Remainder of Chili will be available for “Free Will Offering” - proceeds go to a local charity.
Call 244-7760 for more information
Tasters needed for judging from 5 - 6 p.m.
Drink Special's
Heidi Stevens was a guest speaker for Town and Country CFEL last week.
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Straight talk, long drives mark Olson's service as state legislator
Reprinted with permission from the Rapid City Journal By Kevin Woster She comes from a ranch on the north side of the South Grand River, 230 miles from the South Dakota Capitol in Pierre and connected only by lonesome prairie roads. By proximity standards, it would be easier for Republican state Rep. Betty Olson of Prairie City — a northwest South Dakota town of about 20 founded by her father after he came home from World War II — to serve in the North Dakota Legislature in Bismarck. And sometimes the center of South Dakota government seems farther away than miles can measure to Olson, a conservative fourth-term legislator who pushes hard for ranch-country interests and speaks as straight as the prairie wind. She's made big waves already this legislative session with her announcement she would push legislation to allow school employees, including teachers, to carry concealed weapons on campus as a way to make schools safer. Many West River school officials have gone on record opposing any such measure. "I think 'plain-spoken' describes me pretty well," she said recently by phone during a break in her legislative duties in the Capitol. "I might be a little too plain-spoken once in a while. But that's who I am. And I just figured when I came here that if voters didn't like me, that they'd send me home." They haven't done that. And they aren't likely to anytime soon. The 66-year-old rancher, who likes to sew, study genealogy, watch Fox news and stroll the prairie on her own, will leave her District 28B seat in the state House of Representatives because of constitutional term limits at the end of this two-year term. Olson said she hasn't decided yet whether to run for the District 28 Senate seat in 2014, which Republican Sen. Ryan Maher of Isabel must leave after this term, also because of term limits. Rancher Mert Clarkson of Buffalo hopes she runs. Clarkson said Olson has done a good job of representing the mostly rural citizens of her northwest South Dakota district with a style that reflects the land and the people. And there's never any doubt where she stands, Clarkson said. "I like that part about Betty. She doesn't gloss things over, that's for sure," he said. "Maybe we won't agree on everything, but she sure lets you know how she feels. And she can listen." Olson said it's easy to listen when you know the voices so well. Her district has been her center since she was brought home by her parents from a hospital in Rapid City, not just to a new home but to a new town. "We didn't have anybody up here who delivered babies, so I was born in Rapid City," she said. "I was the first baby in Prairie City. My father had started it with his G.I. bill money when he came home from the war. There was nothing there. And he set up a cafe and a gas station right along Highway 8, which is what it was then. The population was two then. When they brought me home it was three." Prairie City sits along what is now state Highway 20. Ten miles west on the highway is the town of Reva, where four people live. Olson said the Reva population surged when the minister at Slim Buttes Lutheran Church and his wife moved into town. "It doubled over night," she said. The Olson ranch, a combination of property owned by her family and the family of her husband, Reuben, is 10 miles north of Reva and 20 south of the North Dakota line, straddling Perkins and Harding counties. Reuben's grandfather founded the ranch in 1898. "I've got pretty deep roots out in this country," Olson said. "Plus, I'm old." Pushing her beliefs Those roots and that sense of humor serve her well when she argues the case of northwest South Dakota in Pierre, fighting for issues that often involve protecting landowner rights. That has put her at odds with the state Game, Fish & Parks Department on issues such as the agency's use of a doctrine of laws and court decisions known as open fields. GF&P relies on open fields when conservation officers enter private land without the owner's permission in order to check hunters. Olson has failed with past legislation to change that law. And that has meant tangling with GF&P Secretary Jeff Vonk and others who believe open fields is essential to wildlife law enforcement. But Vonk believes he and Olson have a good relationship. "I think we both work hard to not let things get personal," he said. "We have clear disagreements on policy and philosophy, but we try to keep them at that level. She's fine to work with and visit with and argue with, and then we move on." Olson believes her relationship with GF&P is better because of Vonk's work as secretary the past six years. "We don't really agree on anything," she said of Vonk. "But he's still easy to get along with." She also thinks changes in the way the open fields authority is applied under a directive by Gov. Dennis Daugaard have improved relationships. "That made a difference," Olson said. "And he (Daugaard) also put a moratorium on GF&P buying up land in western South Dakota, which is always a stickler for us." Olson is supporting legislation this year to require GF&P to pay money into the state school fund whenever land leased to private ranchers by the state Office of School and Public Lands is included in the state hunting guide. She is likely to face strong opposition from sportsmen's groups. And GF&P, which opposed similar legislation in the past, is expected to oppose it again. "Unflappable and undeterred" That isn't likely to deter Olson, who has impressed state Rep. David Lust of Rapid City, the Republican leader in the House, with her good-natured resiliency. "She has faced defeat with a lot of her bills. It's a pretty frequent occurrence for her," Lust said. "But she doesn't take it personally. She's pretty unflappable and undeterred by defeat. And she's persistent in an affable, friendly way." Lust admits that "some of the stuff she brings in as bills I wouldn't bring," but also notes that she makes other legislators, including him, consider views and issues they might otherwise overlook. She's pretty good, too, at "playing the grandmother card, although she often exaggerates the age difference between herself and others," Lust said. Olson does have legitimate grandmother credentials, however. She and her husband have six children and 14 grandchildren, "soon to be 15 in March," she said. Their oldest son, Casey, stayed on to ranch. The other children are about as scattered as her constituents. Reared and still in love with the sprawling grasslands, Olson is accustomed to travel for visits with family and voters. "Out in this country when you run for office, you don't campaign door to door. You put in a lot of miles to social events and crackerbarrels and various town celebrations, not that there are a lot of towns out here," she said. It's a different world with some different perspectives. Urban legislators, including Republican Rep. Anne Hajek of Sioux Falls, say Olson wears her country heart on her sleeve in the Capitol. "She obviously has some protective views about her constituents," Hajek said. "I think she's very well-intended in that. And it's refreshing to see the way she speaks her mind." Olson said she doesn't have much choice about that. "It's just the way I am," she said.
Rep. Betty Olson, R-Prairie City, in the House after Gov. Dennis Daugaard's State of the State address at the Capitol building in Pierre on the opening day of the legislative session.
The Dakota Smiles Mobile will be in Bison February 4, 2013 for Prescreening
Before the Dakota Smiles bus comes to Bison in March, prescreening appointments are being taken. To sign-up for a screening contact the Bison Clinic at 244-5206. Screenings are available to individuals that have not seen a private practice dentist in the last two years. Digital x-rays will be taken, an intra-oral camera will be available and preventive services such as floride treatments, sealants and cleanings will be performed by a staff dental hygienist. When the bus arrives in March, appointments for dental treatment can begin right away. If you are interested in this service, please contact Susan at the Bison Clinic 244-5206 to fill out an application.
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William Henry Poseley “Bill”
William Henry Poseley, 84, Bison, died January 22, 2013 at the VA Dept. of Veterans Affairs Fort Meade. Committal services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis with Chaplain Bill Zandri officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard.
Mildred E. Crockett
Friends gathered at the Kinkade Funeral Chapel in Sturgis prior to leaving for the cemetery. Survivors include his brother, Jerry Poseley, Bison; sisters, Pat Hamilton, Whitewood, Frankie Almen, Sturgis, Jessie Kolb, Lemmon; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pride in Foodservice Week”
February 4-8, 2013 has been designated “Pride in Food Service Week” by the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals® (ANFP). This is the 22nd Anniversary of this celebration that is held across the country in various ways. This recognition week applauds nutrition & foodservice professionals and other members of the nutrition services team for their hard work and dedication on the job. West River Health Services (WRHS) recognizes Sharon Maershbecker, CDM, CFPP (Certified Food Protection Professional). Sharon is the foodservice supervisor in the Food and Nutrition Services Department at WRHS. Sharon and Linda Nudell, RD, LRD, CDE are responsible for the day-to-day operation of the foodservice area and the implementation of nutritional care. Sharon lives in New England and has been employed at WRHS for 23 years. The Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (formerly Dietary Managers Association) has approximately 14,000 members across the country, 85% of whom work in long-term care facilities or hospitals. These individuals are educated, trained and qualified professionals who work as foodservice managers in all fifty states. In the absence of a fulltime registered dietitian, it is the certified dietary manager who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the foodservice area and the implementation of nutritional care. Certified dietary managers (CDM’s) are experienced, educated, and trained professionals who can address the nutritional needs of our state’s nursing home residents. There are currently 107 North Dakota ANFP members, 86% of who are certified. These individuals have taken and passed a 200-question certification examination offered by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers. In addition, forty-five hours of continuing education credits per threeyear period are required to maintain certification. . CDM’s are trained in understanding the basic nutritional needs of their clientele, and are responsible for purchasing, storing, preparing and delivering balanced meals, three times a day, 365 days a year.
The Funeral Service for Mildred Crockett, of Lemmon, South Dakota, was held at 2:00 p.m. MST on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at the New Hope Worship Center in Lemmon. Pastor Dan Lindeman will officiate with burial in Greenhill Cemetery in Lemmon. Serving as casketbearers are Michael and Joe Billig, Michael Sorna, Thomas Sternad, Joesy Hauser, Robert Frerking, Russell Felkey, and LaVerne Baker. All friends are considered Honorary Bearers.
Nutrition Site Menu
Thursday, January 31
Citrus chicken baked potato peas acini di pepe salad Club sandwich English pea salad v-8 juice pears Salisbury steak mashed potatoes parsley carrots grapes
Pastors Perspective
Christ EV. Lutheran Church WELS
Christ gives us His Word For Us! Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Mildred Esther Sorg was born March 17, 1922 in a sod house on the Sorg Homestead southwest of Meadow, SD to Gottlieb Marion and Mary Mae (Suffa) Sorg. She attended Coal Springs School; following her schooling she worked with her family on the farm. Mildred was united in marriage to Joseph A. Crockett on January 1, 1949 at her parents’ farm in the Meadow community. To this union a daughter, Darlene was born. They rented her parents place for a time and operated it until purchasing a ranch at Athboy in 1950. There they raised sheep and Registered Angus cattle as well as continuing to farm near Meadow. In 1966, Mildred and Joe began building a home in Lemmon where they retired in 1970 after selling the Athboy Ranch. Joe passed away on August 28, 1988. She continued to be active in her church. She loved to be with her family and to work in her yard and garden. Mildred spent the fall and winter months in California to be near her daughter’s family. Mildred peacefully passed away
on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA. Grateful for having shared her life are her daughter, Darlene Crockett-Billig, son-in-law, Michael Billig, and her grandson, Joe Billig, all of Los Altos Hills, CA; one sister, Irene Hintz, Faith, SD; and all of her wonderful nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe; and three sisters, Lyoydia Baker, Emma Baker and Alice Lilienthal. Visitation was held on Saturday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon and on Sunday one hour prior to services at the New Hope Worship Center in Lemmon. A family service will be held at 7:00 pm on Saturday evening, January 26, 2013 at the EvansonJensen Funeral Home in Lemmon. A memorial has been established to the New Hope Worship Center in Lemmon. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.funeralhomesofcaring.com.
Friday, February 1
Monday, February 4
Dr. Jason M. Hafner Dr. David J. Prosser
Turkey ala king over a biscuit California vegetables lime perfection salad
Tuesday, February 5
1st & 3rd Wed. of the month 2nd & 4th Wed. of the month
Buffalo Clinic
Faith Clinic
Wednesday, February 6
Chili tossed salad w/tomatoes cooked apples wheat crackers
The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the Lord are sure and altogether righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb. By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. (Ps 19:7-11) God’s Word never gets stale. God’s Word never loses its sweet taste. Here Psalm 19 tells us about God’s Word. The words law, statutes, precepts, commands and ordinances are all synonyms for God’s holy Word. You can turn to God’s Word again and again and it never goes stale. The law is God’s instruction, his teaching. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” (2 Tim 3:16) God’s Word revives our souls with God’s love and gives joy to our hearts with its good news of Christ’s grace. His commands enlighten us. We see that we cannot keep those righteous commands as perfectly as he wants. Thus his 10 Commandments show us our own sin. We have not loved God completely and not loved others as we should. God’s word condemns us for our sin, and it also shows us our desperate need for a Savior. Then by that same Word, the gospel enlightens us by revealing that the Savior is Jesus Christ. That Word gives us the “fear of the Lord.” We respect our holy God and revere him. We stand in awe of the holy Trinity and say, “WOW!” The wondrous glory of God’s love for sinners like us is revealed in his holy Word, the Bible. That is what makes the Word of God more precious than gold. That’s what makes the words of Scripture sweeter than any cake or pastry. Only God’s Word has the answer for our sin and the hell we deserve. Only God’s Word tells us about Jesus the God/ man. It is only by his perfect life, his atoning death and his glorious resurrection all on our behalf and in our place God gives us peace. Only God’s Word gives us the hope, strength and encouragement we need for this life with all its trials and troubles, struggles and sadness, disease and death. Only God’s Word tells us of the sweetest and most precious news of all. Our sins are forgiven in Christ Jesus and our future home in heaven with him eternally. So keep reading and studying God’s Word. Go to church regularly. Let God feed your soul, and fill your spirit up with Christ. Nothing is so precious and so sweet as the Word of God to our souls. We pray: Dear LORD God, help me to always realize that nothing is more precious than your holy Word. Realizing that truth, send your Holy Spirit to enlighten me when I read it, and to empower me to believe it and live it. Amen.
Obituaries Evelyn Gabbert
Following graduation from Lemmon High School, she went to California and worked to assist the war effort. Evelyn moved back to Meadow, SD where she met Tom Gabbert. They were married September 21, 1946 in Bison, SD. They lived on the Gabbert family farm, originally with Tom's parents and then in partnership with Tom's brother, I.A. "Dutch" Gabbert until the farm was divided. Tom and Evelyn moved to Hobbs, New Mexico in 1965 where they operated the A-Z Rental Center and then opened a machine shop in partnership with Bill Shaw. They returned to the family farm at Meadow in 1972 and opened West River Machine shop. In the mid 1980's they retired to Mobridge where Evelyn enjoyed fishing with Tom and spent countless hours canning and sharing produce from his garden. Evelyn spent many days volunteering at the Mobridge Ministerial Association Thrift Shop. Following Tom's death in 2000, Evelyn remained in Mobridge and then moved to Spearfish, SD in 2001. Evelyn was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and volunteered many hours at the Salvation Army Thrift Shop. In August of 2008, following a fall at her home, she entered an
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Funeral services for Evelyn Gabbert, age 88, of Rapid City, South Dakota, formerly of the Bison/Meadow, South Dakota area were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Bison, South Dakota. Fr. Ed Vanorny will officiate with burial in the Gallaway Cemetery in Meadow, SD. Serving as casketbearers are Brady Borowski, Larry Seitz, Mike McCue, Jesse Carmichael, Keith Carmichael and Brian Carmichael. Evelyn Germaine Hartman was born March 13, 1924 on the family farm at Chance, South Dakota. She attended elementary grades at a rural school near their home.
assisted living facility and then Clarkson Health Care. Evelyn passed from this life on January 20th, 2013 with her daughter and son-in-law at her side at the Clarkson Health Care Center in Rapid City, SD. Grateful for having shared in her life are her daughter, Dottie (Don) Borowski, Rapid City, SD; sons, Jack (Mary) Gabbert, Meadow, SD, Jim Gabbert, Canmore, AB, Canada, and Mark (Penny) Gabbert, Hartsel, CO; grandchildren, Donell (Carl) Bergin, Meadowlands, MN, David Borowski, Chicago, IL, Dana Borowski, Spearfish, SD, Brian Tanner, Denver, CO and Dakota Gabbert, Denver, CO; great-grandBrady Borowski, children, Spearfish, SD and Katelyn and Hailey Bergin, Meadowlands, MN; sisters, Bernadette Rose and Dorothy Carmichael, both of Meadow, SD, Valerie (Russell) Lam, Hobbs, NM; sister-in-law, Donna Hartman, Sturgis, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Gertrude Hartman, brothers Raymond, Ralph (Bud) and Noel Hartman. Visitation was from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by a rosary/vigil service at 7:00 p.m. all at the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Bison, SD.
Dena Mitchell
Dena passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013 at her home in Lemmon, SD. She is survived by two sons, Leo (Mel) Mitchell and Noel (Roberta) Mitchell, all of Lemmon, SD; two daughters, Vadne (John) Broadbent, Lemmon, SD and Rena Hermann, Bozeman, Montana; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Anna Becker, Moscow, Idaho. Dena was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Lyol H. Mitchell; one son, Lyol D. Mitchell; one grandson, Mitchell Broadbent; three sisters, Agnes Blom, Katheryn Plocek and Amelia Burkhartsmeier. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday afternoon.
Funeral services for Dena Mitchell, age 91, of Lemmon, South Dakota were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon, SD. Pastor Bob Edwards will officiate with burial in the Greenhill Cemetery at Lemmon.
Remember that your loss is shared by many friends who care and that you re in our thoughts and hearts and in our every prayer May you find the courage to face tomorrow in the love that surrounds you today.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
Lawrence T. Collins
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 8:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 11:00 a.m.
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
The Funeral Service for Lawrence T. Collins, age 72 of Faith, were held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Faith Legion Hall in Faith, South Dakota. Pastor Harold Delbridge will officiate with burial in the Faith Cemetery. Serving as casketbearers are Randy, Ty, Dillon, Matthew, Cory, and Chet Collins, and Josh De La
Rosa. All of Lawrence's family and friends are considered Honorary Bearers. A memorial has been established to the Faith Community Action Team. Lawrence Thomas Collins was born on March 6, 1940 at Opal, South Dakota to Thomas and Stella (Hart) Collins. Lawrence attended various country schools through the 8th grade. He then worked for various ranchers until moving to Faith where he worked for Ernie Gottschalk. On August 20, 1966, Lawrence married Myrna Hoffmann in Faith, SD. They then moved to the Hills where Lawrence worked for Homestake in Lead. After an injury, they returned to Faith in 1967 and began working for Mr. Gottschalk again. In 1973, Lawrence started his own business, Collins Radio & TV Repair. If it could be fixed, Lawrence was the guy to call. He will be remembered for his quick
grin, facial expressions, and especially his "snicker" when plotting a practical joke. Lawrence passed away on Monday, January 21, 2013 at the Rapid City Regional Hospital. Surviving family members include his wife, Myrna, Faith, SD; daughter, Nova Collins of Redfield, SD; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Shannon Collins of Gillette, WY; his four grandsons, Randy Collins of Gillette, WY; Ty and Dillon Collins of Bison, and Matthew Collins of Redfield; two sisters, Margie Persicka of Sturgis, SD; and Bertha De La Rosa of Dallas, SD; and two brothers, William Collins of Belle Fourche, and Larry Collins of Isabel. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Alvin, Steve, Lloyd, and Dwight, and one sister, Irene. Visitation was from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and 10:00 to 11:00 on Friday at the Faith Area Memorial Chapel in Faith.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Class - 7:00 p.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.
Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: Morristown - 4:45 p.m. Lemmon - 7:15 p.m., Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Bison - 11:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Reva • Sunday School 9:45, Worship Service - 11:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service -10:30 a.m.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Prairie City Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
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South Dakota Legislative News
on education, energy, guns, and the budget. Later that afternoon we met at the Newell City Hall for a lively discussion about ObamaCare. Every person there, including the legislators, were against implementing it in South Dakota and asked us to do whatever we can to stop the governments intrusion into our health care. There were also questions about Agenda 21, funding predator control, the redistricting process, guns, and the budget. We appreciate the active involvement of the citizens in this area and we look forward to Cracker Barrels in Belle and Newell again on February 9th. Here are some of the bills that were passed in the House this week: •HB 1003 to revise the purpose of the agriculture mediation program passed the House unanimously on Wednesday. This was another bill that came out of our Oil and Gas Development Committee. •HB 1078 to revise the location where county highway maps may be filed passed out of my Local Government committee on Monday and passed the House on consent Wednesday. •HB 1076 to repeal the requirement to separately publish information concerning county poor relief from the minutes of the county commissions also came out of Local Government and passed on Wednesday. •HB 1112 to clarify the application of open meetings provisions for three-member public boards passed on Thursday. •HB 1004 to provide for the award of treble damages in surface depredation cases passed on Thursday. This was also an Oil and Gas Development Committee bill. •HB 1028 to repeal the requirement that a minor be accompanied by an adult while hunting mourning doves passed on consent on Friday. •HB 1091 to establish provisions regarding the labeling of motor fuel (85 Octane) at a retail fuel pump passed the House on Friday. •HB 1090 to exempt amateur sports coaches from sales tax passed on Friday. •HB 1033 to authorize the Department of Social Services to dismantle, demolish, preserve, or rehabilitate buildings on the Human Services Center campus in Yankton, South Dakota, to make an appropriation, and to declare an emergency passed on Friday with a 64 to 6 vote. I was one of the no votes because demolishing these buildings will cost six million dollars we don't have to spare. The debris from the demolished buildings will be buried, although the asbestos has to be handled separately at considerable expense to the taxpayers because of federal regulations, regardless of the fact that the asbestos came out of the ground in the first place! This is some of what transpired in committees this week: •HB 1005 that would require posting of information if hydraulic fracture stimulation is performed on oil and gas wells was tabled in Agriculture and Natural Resources committee because DENR is already doing this. •HB 1087, the Sentinels in Schools bill, passed out of House Education committee 8 to 7 as amended. This is a very permissive bill allowing local school boards to decide if they want to allow school employees to carry concealed weapons to protect themselves and our children. If the school board wants to allow this, the county sheriff has veto power if he doesn't think it's a good idea. No one will be mandated to have a gun, but the employees who agree to will get the same firearms training as law enforcement officers. The big city schools already have armed guards on the payroll, but in the more rural areas where we don't have these protections this will allow our local school boards to do what they think is best for our children. I was very offended by the testimony that Wade Pogany, director of the state school boards association, gave in committee when he said, "Putting guns in the hands of teachers and principals makes schools less safe." Usually all we hear from school boards is that they want more local control and Mr. Pogany testified that the local school boards weren't capable of making this decision. He doesn't think our local elected officials are smart enough to decide what's best for our children! •HB 1010, a Constitutional Concealed Carry bill was sent to 41st day by a vote of 7 to 6 in the Local Government committee on Thursday. If you want to get in touch with me, call me at the House Chamber number 773-3851. 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.state.sd.us/ You can also use this link to find the 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.
Rep. Betty Olson
This was the third week of the 2013 legislative session and we are beginning to act on more than just agency bills. Sen. Larry Rhoden, Rep. Dean Wink, and Rep. Gary Cammack from District 29 joined Sen. Ryan Maher and me from District 28 at the Cracker Barrels Saturday in Belle Fourche and Newell. First was a luncheon in Belle Fourche at the American West. Questions from the audience focused
This week on the Senate Floor, Senate Bill 70 - the Public Safety Improvement Act passed off the floor and is headed for the house. This is an effort to hold offenders more accountable for their actions, improve public safety, and create the capacity needed for the supervision of offenders with the community. This measure has the potential to save taxpayers $166 million that would have been spent on building two new prisons to meet the growing number of prisoners in South Dakota. We
Senator Ryan Maher
cannot rely on warehousing to solve our needs. We need to solve the problem while we continue to protect society. One of the more emotional issues debated in this last week was in the House of Representatives. House Bill 1087 - The School Sentinel Program - is a measure designed to help give schools additional tools to protect students from those who would do children harm. It was one for the history books, as the lobbyist for the Associated School Boards conceded that it was an issue "too big for schools to decide." As someone in the legislature who represents many families with children, I can personally tell you that working with schools to develop resources to protect our youth while they're in a learning environment is not a difficult decision. The difficulty in the "HOW" we do it. This measure provides that any school board may create, establish, and supervise the arming of school employees, hired security personnel, or volunteers in such manner as they may believe to best protect the school from those who would do children or staff harm. We spend a lot of time in Pierre discussing education and the learning environment of our children. Keeping them safe in that environment is
part of our responsibility as well. I look forward to debating this measure on the Senate Floor should it makes its journey through the House. Last week, we had reported on Senate Bills 3, 4 and 5, which are part of a package to bring better accountability and cost effectiveness to higher education to determine how South Dakota can better serve our students. All three measures passed the State Senate, and now go over to the House of Representatives for further action. These measures provide the reporting of the outcomes of license and certification exams and to determine certain job placements for graduates of all public postsecondary education institutions in the State of South Dakota, and keeps with Republican's general theme this session of spending our hard earned tax dollars smarter. Senate Bill 83 passed the off the Senate Floor on Friday. It was introduced by Senator Reed Holien of Watertown, which designates that the thirtieth day of March would be known as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. Many Vietnam Veterans came to the Capitol to testify in favor of the measure. This working holiday will be dedicated to the remembrance and recognition of the
service and sacrifice rendered by our nation's veterans of the Vietnam War. In the 1960's and 70's there were many instances where antiwar protesters treated our returning troops poorly, and veterans still feel the sting of that rejection. This permanent recognition is a simple gesture, we as South Dakotans, can make to let them know we will always remember their defense of our country. One topic that keeps coming up is the problem with the pine beetles In the Black Hills. Republicans are discussing this very diligently in hopes that we can finally find a permanent solution to the problem. This includes proposed legislation to appropriate funds to suppress the pine beetles, and to establish a cost sharing program with counties in the State of South Dakota. The budget proposed by the Governor suggested a one-time appropriation of $2 million to initiate the measure. More closer to home are Senate Bills 16 and 21. Both of these are proposals from the State Brand Board. Senate Bill 16 would allow the state brand board to establish a fee for local inspections of one hundred head of livestock or less, not to exceed twenty-five dollars per trip. The board may charge and collect a
fee for services pertaining to any local inspection of one hundred head of livestock or less. The fee shall be in addition to the ownership inspection fee and the mileage fee, and shall be used to offset the costs of providing a local inspection. Senate Bill 21, removes the inspection from Horses and Mules. The board claims this is an antiquated system and it is no longer needed. However, many people in our area still use this process and would like to see it continued. In the coming week, the Senate will be taking up the review of House Bill 1061, a measure to expand our Captive Insurance market in South Dakota. While the captive insurance market industry may not be well known by the general public, the passage of this act is a simple regulatory change to help South Dakota become more competitive in this market. Like the change in credit card regulations under Governor Janklow brought thousands of jobs, and tens of millions in investment to South Dakota, this measure has the same kind of potential to benefit our state. With its passage, we would have the ability to lure more capital to our banks while creating opportunity for more high-paying jobs - at no expense to taxpayers.
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Guest Columnist
Checking Out the Ladies
There’s no other animal that gets looked at more than cows. Ranchers spend a lot of time analyzing the looks of their cows. A few hours after the chores have been done my husband will tell me, “I’m gonna go have a look at the cows.” It seems to be what he enjoys doing most with his free time and is a relaxing leisure activity among cattle owners. Whenever we drive by our herd my husband will slow the car down in order to get a good look at our cows. I’ve noticed he can’t help but stare at the really good lookin’ ones. Don’t get me wrong, he enjoys seeing other cows too, like the neighbors’ herd, cattle pastured along interstate or someone’s livestock featured in a magazine, but he favors looking at cows with his brand. Whether ranchers admit it or not, they all compare cows. Throughout the year our herd gets observed individually and as a whole but to my husband’s credit, he does do more than enjoy surrounding himself with bovine beauties and staring at their body types. After he’s given them the eye, he checks anything that affects their looks including the pasture they’re grazing in, their mineral supplement, lick tubs, salt blocks, and their water tanks. Once calving season rolls around he gets to be a bit of a stalker. He’ll watch them from the house with binoculars and will give chase to the cows that begin to look matronly. If it’s going to be a cold night he’ll recruit me into helping him get these ladies in the barn in case they decide to calve during the night. Some cows are oblivious to his advances and fall right into his plan to get them in the barn while other cows try to run away from his advances. Americans far removed from the land have no idea how serious livestock owners are about the way their cows look. All ranchers like looking at a cow’s body and will do whatever it takes to provide quality feed to keep them looking attractive. Super model cows get noticed for their fine feminine qualities: growth and frame, the length of their hips, nice hind quarters, perfect-sized ears, long narrow
Amy Kirk is a ranch wife from Custer, South Dakota.
neck, smooth shoulders, and adequately sized udders; just an overall good shape and carriage to her, and a nice-looking head is always easy on the eyes. These qualities are determined by scoring a cow’s body condition which ranges from 1 to 9. A Body Condition Score (BCS) of one is the body equivalent of Angelina Jolie and a 9 is the complete opposite. The perfect bovine body is a 7, or the cow equivalent of a Marilyn Monroe body. Even though livestock owners strive for a whole herd of Marilyn Monroe-ish looking cows, regardless of what kind of body score our cows have, they all should feel good about themselves. My husband gives all our cows the eye whether their body score is ideal or not. The best way to flatter a rancher is to tell him he’s got himself a good looking herd of cows. Acknowledging that his cows are good looking is an ego stroke. It doesn’t matter who the rancher is, if you haven’t noticed yet, it’s all about the cows with these guys.
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Dr. Carrie Ann Ranum, Pediatric Medicine Dr. Carrie Ann Ranum is a board certified pediatrician and will be seeing patients in the Lemmon Clinic on Mon. afternoon & Hettinger Clinic Tues. & Thurs. Dr. Jennifer Sheffield, Family Medicine Dr. Sheffield is a family medicine physician. She will be seeing patients in the Hettinger Clinic on Mon., Thurs., & Fri. Dr. Joshua Ranum, Internal Medicine Dr. Ranum is a board-certified internal medicine physician and will be seeing patients in the Hettinger Clinic on Mon., Wed. & Fri. and in the Lemmon Clinic on Tues.
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The Prairie Doc Perspective -The dance of parenting
By Richard P. Holm MD As a father of four, I have shared the responsibility for raising nowadult kids with a marvelous spouse, and also with a community of relatives, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, church counselors, doctors, and so on. Certainly the parenting experience has, for me, been one of the most challenging and yet rewarding of life experiences, and the love, joy, and worry doesn't change as these kids grow up. I remember hearing my Dad utter a similar comment. I should add, some couples elect not to do the parent thing, knowing the call to parent is something they simply do not want to take on. I believe that option is a reasonable decision, as parenting can be more demanding and heartbreaking than any other experience in life. There is something about human nature so powerful that a parent would rather give up her or his own life than see their child suffer. And as a physician, I have had to watch parents, helpless, at the bedside with their sick or dying child. It turns my blood cold to see it. But most parents would probably agree, the joy is worth the risk of pain. As Garth Brooks sings, "I could have missed the pain but I'd of had to miss the dance." This overwhelming wish to parent doesn't always bring babies, however. We know that, try as they might, something like 12% of women in the childbearing age have trouble getting or staying pregnant, and that infertility is caused one-third of the time by male problems, one-third by female problems, and one-third by a combination or unknown cause. Many of these couples still become fertile, sometimes by simply improving life styles of both the mother and the father, such as avoiding smoke, exercising more (but not too much,) eating better, and maybe just giving it more time. After that, sometimes an exploration for causes, followed by complex and often expensive treatment with medicinal and surgical methods is required. The final, and maybe most important point is this: if these methods don't work there is always adoption. As a parent of one adopted child, I can say that the love, the joy, and the worry is exactly the same as the non-adoption kind of parenting. So for all those yearning for a child, remember that there are parentless kids out there who could really benefit from a parent. Garth Brooks words would work just the same. "I could have missed the pain but I'd of had to miss the dance."
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Cards go 3-1 against Tigers at home
The Bison Cardinals hosted the McIntosh Tigers on Saturday for a GBB/BBB double header in the BHS gym. The Cards came out on top of three of the four Little Moreau Conference contests with the boys’ varsity and both JV teams claiming victories. JV Girls: Bison 35, McIntosh 14 The first game of the afternoon was played by the JV girls’ teams. The Cards dominated a shorthanded Tigers team and at the end of four quarters were up by 21 points, 35-14. Varsity Girls: Bison 28, McIntosh 93 The varsity girls played the third game and the home girls came out on the short end of a 2893 score. Ball handling errors by the Cards were taken advantage of by the Tigers and they jumped out to an early 0-4 lead. Stephanie Kolb got Bison on the board with a two-pointer at 5:30 remaining in the first quarter. The Tigers’ trio of Summer Bailey, Tia Baumberger and Jessica Werner kept a steady pace of scoring for the visitors. The Cards had a productive first quarter with Sydney Arneson, Shelly Peck, Marranda Hulm and Kimberly Peck each adding a basket to the Bison score. At the first break the scoreboard read 10-20 in favor of the Tigers. S. Peck was the first to score in the second quarter when she added two to the Cards’ score. The Tigers put up the next 12 points before Hulm found the bottom of the net for Bison. McIntosh went on a 13-point run which stopped when 8th Grader Julianna Kari came off the bench and scored for the Cards. Hulm finished up the scoring for Bison in the first half going three of four from the charity stripe. The halftime score gave the advantage to the Tigers, 19-51. The third quarter was a struggle for the Cards in every aspect of the game. The Tigers scored the first 18 points and the final seven of the quarter. The only score for the Cards came off a two-pointer from Arneson. McIntosh left their top three scorers in the game and they posted 17 fourth-quarter points. The Cards had a more successful final period with Brianna Sexton scoring two two-pointers and one from the free throw line. Arneson added the final two points to the Cards’ score. JV Boys: Bison 19, McIntosh 15 Due to injuries, the Tigers only had five JV players on their bench. Because of that situation the JV Boys’ game went just two quarters. The Cards were ahead throughout the entire game and at the end of two claimed a victory with the score 19-15. Varsity Boys: Bison 61, McIntosh 50 The final contest of the day was the fast-paced and hard-fought boys’ varsity game. The Cards were down by one point at the end of the first quarter but once they took the lead they never looked back. The LMC game ended with an 11-point victory for the Cardinals, 61-50. The Tigers controlled the opening tip but were unable to get into their offense before Michael Kopren, starting at point guard for the injured Ty Plaggemeyer, stole the ball and headed for the Cards’ basket. Kopren’s lay-up missed the mark and this time the Tigers were able to score while they had the ball. Wil Kolb got the Cards’ first points of the game when he scored off a great assist from Daniel Chapman. McIntosh’s Kyle Mollman nailed a three-pointer giving the lead back to the visitors before Chapman got his first basket of the night. Kolb drove to the basket for two right before the Tigers went on a 0-6 run. Again Kolb ended that surge with a good shot from beyond the arc. Chapman added a free throw and Lane Kopren scored his first basket of the night before the buzzer rang. At the first break the Cards were only down by one, 12-13. The Tigers got on the board first again in the second quarter but ten seconds later Chapman tied the game with a three-pointer. A free throw and a basket gave the Tigers another lead which M. Kopren erased with a long shot from three-point land. Kolb matched Kopren’s efforts and the Cards had their first lead of the game. Kolb tacked on another two-pointer for good measure before Mollman scored twice in a row. Chapman went two for two from the line and Logan Hendrickson made a basket with 12 seconds left in the quarter giving the Cards a 27-22 lead at halftime. The third quarter was a hardfought battle with the Tigers making up some of the scoring difference by the end of the period. Chapman had the first two points of the second half increasing the Cards’ lead to seven. Two quick baskets by the Tigers brought the score closer in the first minute and half of the quarter. L. Kopren and Hendrickson bookended a threepointer from Mollman with twopointers for the Cards. M. Kopren followed a turn-over with a steal and a lay-up giving the Cards a six-point cushion. The Tigers kept creeping closer and got within one thanks to one free throw and two baskets by Mollman. Sophomore reserve John Hatle went one for two from the line for the Cards before Conrad Arnold tied the game at 36 with a two-pointer for McIntosh. Chapman put the Cards back into the lead before the buzzer and the quarter ended 38-36. The Cardinals dominated the fourth quarter outscoring the Tigers 23-14. Kolb and Chapman scored the first five points of the quarter before Mollman got one to fall for McI. Kolb sank another deuce and Chapman was two for two from the free throw line. Hatle scored his first basket of the night and Chapman and Mollman exchanged baskets from beyond the arc. Chapman had one more twopointer after Hatle went airborne to pick off a long pass by the Tigers and fed it to the senior captain. The Tigers started fouling in the final two minutes to try to get control of the ball. The Cards went seven of fourteen from the line to finish out the game and secure the win, 61-50. The Cards will compete in the LMC Tourney on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. All games will be played in Lemmon.
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Miller and Lensegrav encourage
By Loretta Passolt and Nancy Haigh As long was there’s horses and bulls to ride, calves to rope and steers to wrestle, there will be cowboys to ride, rope and wrangle. Grow up in South Dakota and you will be exposed to rodeo at a very early age. And soon after, the sons and daughters start heading that direction. Two fellas from western South Dakota took to the rodeo trail at an early age. Tom Miller, Faith, and Ken Lensegrav, formerly of Meadow and now of Interior, got the “urge” and both did very well all the way through the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association rodeos. Tom grew up on the Miller Ranch near Avance. Tom attended and graduated from Sturgis High School in 1967. Ken grew up near Meadow and graduated from Lemmon High School in 1985. Both born and bred ranch boys. Tom got interested in rodeoing when he was about seven years old and Ken figures he was right about that age, too. For Tom at that time it was roping, as his dad roped calves in the Rodeo Cowboys Association. Both started out in 4-H rodeos and they give credit to those who helped them get started. Ken is quick to give credit to his dad, Dave Lensegrav, for helping him get a start. Dave did his fair share of riding in the roughstock events when he was in high school and then amateur rodeos. Ken also gives credit to Pat Linger, Miles City, Mont., for helping him to be the best he could. There have been many people who influenced Tom over the years. In his earlier years it was Bud Day and Pete Longbrake. Ralph Maynard, John McBeth and Richard Bahm were big influences on him when he started competing in the PRCA. Ken noted that as long as you were riding, you were learning. He traveled the circuit with the Garrett brothers, Marvin and Mark, along with Wayne Herman. They all shared advice on how to get the best ride possible. Both men continue that tradition of helping area youth. Tom has held saddle bronc schools at Johnny Holloway’s at Eagle Butte, also Korkow Rodeo School at Canning, and in Gillette, Wyo., for over 30 years to help the younger riders learn the techniques of riding. He still will help young bronc riders if they need help with their saddles or when they get on practice horses. Ken said he enjoys helping the kids, teaching them what he knows along with passing on a great tradition. He said he’s always available to help if asked. The best advice Tom and Ken offer for young 4-H or high school contestants is to like what you do and have fun doing it. “You need to stay aggressive and keep a positive attitude,” said Tom. Ken agreed that the positive attitude is a key element. He said you focus on being positive and having the best ride each and every time. Tom advises them to attend a school and learn the basics. Ken urged them to make sure they have a good mentor and teacher. If they don’t have a parent to help them, like he did, they can find help. “The kids in South Dakota are lucky,” he said. “There are so many that have rodeoed, there is a lot of help out there.” When Tom got into 4-H he competed in breakaway, bareback and steer wrestling. By the time he was in high school he added calf roping, team roping and saddlebronc to his events, and competed in the South Dakota?High School Rodeo Association. In the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association he competed in every event which included bareback, calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping, saddlebronc, and bull riding. After college, Tom really got involved in rodeo, competing in South Dakota Rodeo Association, Northwest Ranch Cowboys Association and PRCA. In 1969, he won the saddlebronc and all around titles in the SDRA and NRCA. He also won all around in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association in 1970 and 1971. Tom joined the PRCA in 1969and competed in the PRCA until 1983. He qualified for the National Finals Rodeo six times from 1975-1981; he missed qualifying in 1978. In three of those appearances he won the average in saddlebronc, in 1975, 1979 and 1981. The biggest disappointment in his career was missing the world title by $5.28 in 1979. Tom put on thousands of miles in those years, competing in about every rodeo there was to win the money, including the Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo®. Ken’s rodeo career was similar to Tom’s. Ken started out with 4-H and high school. He won a rodeo scholarship to Montana State University in Bozeman. He won the national collegiate bareback rodeo titles in 1988 and 1989 and was the all around champion in 1988 and reserve all around in 1989. He also rode saddle broncs while in high school and college. His first year in the PRCA, in 1987, he was named as rookie of the year. He qualified for the NFR every year between 1988 and 1997. He was runner-up in the world for bareback in 1996. He also won titles in the Badlands Circuit and Dodge National Circuit. Rodeo is much different today than it was when they were on the circuit. The prize money has increased immensely. When Tom won the average at the NFR, the most he ever won was $18,000. In 1975, the first year he went to the NFR, he won one round, placed in six others and won the average; he came out of there with about $5,600! That’s nothing compared to what they walk out with today. Ken noted when he first qualified for the NFR it had been in Las Vegas for about three years. After the move to Las Vegas, the earnings increased and continue to increase. Also the other rodeos have increased their payouts. There is a definite plus in rodeo today with the chance to win more money. Cowboys today are able to
Tom Miller
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rodeos while Ken does 4-H, SDRA, and roughstock series events. Tom also keeps busy on the ranch at Red Owl, where they run a Black Angus cow/calf operation and also raise quarter horses. Tom met his wife, Vivian, at a rodeo in Ft. Worth, Texas, and they were married in February 1978. In 1987, Tom and Vivian moved to the Miller Ranch at Red Owl with their two sons, Jeff and Ryan. Ken and his wife, Kim, and daughters, Katie and Kelsey, ranch between Kyle and Interior. Ken is also a director for the South Dakota High School Rodeo Association. Ken said, “I’m very thankful I was given the chance to grow up in western South Dakota and had the opportunity to do what I’ve done.” He said the good thing about traveling across the nation is that he realized how good western South Dakota really is and the getting to come back home to it. Ken and Tom have seen the sport of rodeo evolve into what it is today, and they are prepared through their experience to help today’s contestants make their dreams come true.
Date: January 17, 2013
The following Board positions will become vacant due to the expiration of the present term of office of the following school board members.
VACANCIES One -three year term for the school board member position currently held by Daniel Beckman, Jr. One-three year term for school board member position currently held by Dan Kvale.
Circulation of nominating petitions may begin on January 25, 2013 and petitions may be filed in the office of the Business Manager located at the Bison School between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. MT not later than the 22nd day of February, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. or mailed by registered mail not later than February 22nd, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Bonnie Crow, Business Manager Bison School District #52-1 Box 9, Bison, SD. 57620
BOARD RETREAT 75. Motion by Beckman second by Thompson to approve the agenda. Motion carried. Discussion on proposed projects and visionary plans for the School District. Dan Kvale, Chairman Bonnie Crow, Business Manager
Ken Lensegrav get sponsors to help support their rodeo fever. Tom and Ken agreed that the livestock is getting better, therefore there is more opportunity to draw a good horse and win some of the big money. It costs cowboys much more money to travel now to these rodeos than when they were riding. The money may sound good but the expenses are much higher. Ken said he participated at the Black Hills Stock Show’s rodeo pretty much every year. “It was the last place I got on one,” he said. That was back in the early to mid 2000s. “I was fortunate to rodeo for 15 years,” he said. He counts himself lucky that he quit because he felt it was time, not because of injury. Ken gives a lot of credit to the Justin Sports medicine Team for keeping him healthy. Dr. J. Pat Evans and Dr. Tandy Freeman he said took good care of all the rodeo contestants, not only in treating injuries, but in teaching them how to prevent injuries. Rodeo has always been part of Tom’s life. After his retirement from riding, he still goes to the PRCA rodeos and serves as a judge. He has also been a judge for the saddlebronc at the NFR several times. The saddlebronc riders selected him to judge the NFR in 1985, 2010 and 2011. Tom has achieved much in his lifetime, along with all the titles he won, Tom was inducted into the Casey Tibbs Hall of Fame in October 1994. Tom and Ken both are judges in rodeos. Tom does some PRCA
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Monday evening, Fred and Bev Schopp visited at the home of Evie and Bob Reiger in Lemmon. Wednesday evening, Carolyn and Jerry Petik were visitors of Fred and Bev Schopp. Friday, Fred and Bev Schopp attended the basketball games in Lemmon. Sunday after church Fred and Bev Schopp were guests of Katie Schopp for lunch. Jerry and Carolyn Petik were Wednesday evening visitors at Fred and Bev Schopp's. Carolyn Petik attended the benefit for the Langley Family in
Meadow News .................By Tiss Treib
Lemmon on Saturday and was a brief caller at Irene Young's. In the evening Jerry and Carolyn attended a potluck supper and "family Night" at Hope Church. Sunday Jerry and Carolyn went out to dinner with Dale, Tim and Charlotte Kvale. They were visitors of Harold Kvale in the afternoon. Jerry also visited with Vivan and Barbara Lyon. Jerry and Carolyn visited with Irene Young later in the afternoon. Bernie Rose attended the funeral of her sister, Evelyn Gabbert Saturday in Bison.
Saturday • February 2 Ground Hog Day BBB Conference final Monday • February 4 JH BBB home with Harding County 6 p.m. Sunday • February 3 Friday • February 1 Friday • February 8 JH BBB home with McIntosh 6 p.m. Saturday • February 9 GBB at New Underwood followed by BBB 12 noon Monday • February National FCCLA week BBB at Harding County Town Board mtg School Board mtg Men’s Club mtg Sunday • February 10 11 Thursday • February 14 Valentine’s Day Public Library 1 p.m. Sr Citizen pinochle 1 p.m. BBB at Lemmon 5:15 p.m. PCRWS mtg 6:45 p.m. Saturday • February 16 JH BBB at Lemmon Tourney 10 a.m. BBB home with Tiospaye Topa 1 p.m. Free Autoimmune Diseases Health Fair Bismarck, ND 12:30p.m. Sunday • February 17 Friday • February 15 Wednesday • February 13 Public Library 10 - 1 & 4 - 6 Food Pantry 2:30 p.m. Tuesday • February 19 Public Library 1 p.m. District GBB at Faith Wednesday • February 20 Public Library 10 - 1 & 4 - 6 Monday • February 18 President’s Day Courthouse Closed National FFA week District GBB at Faith 7 p.m. Firemen’s mtg Saturday • February 23 2 p.m. BBB home with Wall Sunday • February 24 Movie at Grand Electric “October Baby” sponsored by Stateline Right To Life 3 p.m. Monday • February 25 BBB District Tourney at Buffalo 7 p.m. Library Board mtg
Tuesday • February 5 Public Library 1 p.m. GBB at Lemmon 5:30 p.m. Wednesday • February 6 Public Library 10 - 1 & 4 - 6 Eastern Star 7 p.m.
Thursday • February 7 Public Library 1 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle 1 p.m. BBB & GBB home with Rapid City Christian
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South Dakota FFA Association hosts Legislative breakfast and training
South Dakota Legislators met with District and State FFA Officers at the 2013 South Dakota FFA Legislative Breakfast and District Officer Training hosted by the South Dakota FFA Association on Wednesday, Jan. 23 and Thursday, Jan. 24 at the AmericInn in Fort Pierre, S.D. The purpose of the event was to promote the FFA’s mission of premier leadership, personal growth and career success by bringing together South Dakota’s governmental leaders with leaders of the South Dakota FFA. The event was hosted by the 2012-2013 State FFA Officer Team, including: Taylor Leonhardt, Groton; Andrew Rausch, Hoven; Ashley Tonak, Willow Lake; Tyler Swan, Newell; Kelli Garry, Lake Preston; and Savanna Sperle, Reva. The SD FFA Ambassadors, Darin Stoecker, Hoven, and Liz Dahl, Beresford, also assisted with the program. The State FFA Officers conducted a breakfast program focusing on the three-part model of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources education which includes: classroom instruction, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects and FFA. District FFA Officers and advisors took advantage of the opportunity to visit one-on-one with legislators, sharing how local agriculture education programs and FFA provide hands-on, careerrelevant experience for students. During the evening of Jan. 23 and following the Legislative Breakfast on Jan. 24, the State FFA Officer Team facilitated leadership training workshops for the District Officers. Training focused on a variety of areas, including: communication, personal development, team growth, service, career and technical education, and agricultural advocacy. District Officers also discovered what their role is in the upcoming State FFA Convention scheduled for April 14 – 16, 2013 in Brookings, S.D. The South Dakota FFA Legislative Breakfast and District Officer Training is sponsored by the South Dakota Wheat Commission, South Dakota Farm Bureau, South Dakota Bankers Association, Thunder Road, South Dakota Association of Cooperatives, South Dakota Crop Improvement Association, South Dakota Association of Agriculture Educators, South Dakota Farmers Union, Citibank, South Dakota Soybean Processors, LLC, and our Star Partners: Northland Ford, East River Electric Cooperative, South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, South Dakota Wheat Growers Association, ADM Grain of Tulare, Butler Machinery Company, Wilbur-Ellis, Monsanto, CHS Foundation, Farm Credit Services of America, RDO Equipment Company, C & B Operations, North Central Farmers Elevator and DuPont Pioneer, all as a special project of the South Dakota FFA Foundation.
Legislative District 28B: Meria Sperle (Mother of State FFA Officer); State FFA Sentinel Savanna Sperle; Raydelle Sperle (Father of State FFA Officer).
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Tiss Treib accompanied Jodi Johnson to the home of Patsy Miller Thursday evening for a church council meeting. Al and Tiss Treib made a trip to Hettinger Friday evening and took Stanford Allen out to supper. They also visited at the Allen home. Tabbi Mauri and Carry Goerndt visited Helen Meink one day this week. LaVonne Foss took John and Shirley Johnson to Hettinger Wednesday and then took Shirley to Lemmon. Duane Meink and Paulo Mauri were Sunday afternoon guests of John and Shirley Johnson. Gary, Jodi and Lexi Johnson spent Saturday and Sunday in Rapid City at the Stock Show. Ethan and Isaac Anderson were Thursday afternoon visitors of Tim and JoAnne Seim. Friday afternoon, Mandy Anderson, Isaac and Eric; Horace Seim and Dorothy Bowers were visitors of Tim and JoAnne Seim. Tim and JoAnne Seim visited with Albert and Bridget Keller and family to see the new baby Saturday afternoon. Monte Frey helped work cattle at Frey ranch Friday. Lynn Frey traveled to Rapid City to the Stock Show Saturday and had his picture taken with Kristi
Rosebud News ............. Tiss Treib
Noem. Keith and Bev Hoffman attended the funeral for Mildred Crockett in Lemmon Sunday afternoon. Monday evening, Jim and Patsy Miller traveled to Hettinger and Scranton; they had supper with Matt and Christi and also visited Violet Miller at the Nursing Home. Jim and Patsy Miller made a trip to Lemmon Wednesday. Matt and Christi Miller were Sunday afternoon guests of Jim and Patsy Miller. Friday night, Jim and Patsy Miller attended a Shrine meeting at the Woodfire Grill. Thursday Thelma Sandgren was a dinner guest of Les and Linda Braaton in Hettinger. She also visited at the clinic in the afternoon. Friday was Thelma Sandgren’s usual day in Hettinger. After her hair appointment, she met Les and Linda Braaton for lunch. She then visited with her sister, Gladys Vliem at the Nursing Home and on her way home, stopped to visit at the John Johnson’s. Saturday morning, Steve Sandgren picked Thelma Sandgren up and took her to Rapid City to the home of Alton and Mariette Cornella where Dan and Allison Hanson hosted a big birthday party for their kids. Elizabeth was four this
week and Bennett was two last week. Not fair to have to share your birthday, but it was fun and lots of food. Steve and Thelma were home by 5:30, it was a busy day and thanks to Steve for taking Thelma. James and Marci Sandgren visited with Thelma Sandgren Sunday afternoon and James did up some chores. Jim Miller was a Thursday evening visitor and supper guest of Nolan and Linda Seim and family. Jasmine Seim spent Sunday afternoon at the Chet Anderson home with Ella and Greta Anderson. Tuesday, Duane Harris, Bridget and LIl Albert Keller traveled to Bismarck. They joined Dawn and Albert and had supper together. Duane drove Alberts work pickup back home. Wednesday, Bridget and Albert welcomed Korbin Duane into the world. He was 7 lbs 1 oz, 21 1/4" long. They returned back home on Friday all together. Saturday, Tim and Joanne Seim came to visit the Kellers. Sunday, Kellers attended church services. Bert and Pat Keller, Max Smebakken, Duane Harris and Shirley Harris were all guests of the Kellers in the afternoon.
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Employment The Bison School District has an opening for a full time Superintendent/K-12 Principal beginning July 1, 2013. Applicant must have a SD Superintendent endorsement. Salary and benefits shall be negotiable. Housing is furnished with position. Please send letter of application, resume, credentials, and a copy of certificate to Bison School District #52-1 Attn: Bonnie Crow, P O Box 9, Bison, SD. 57620. Deadline for applications shall be March 1, 2013. For further information call 605-244-5961. EOE. B33-2tc Position Announcement: Grand River Coop Grazing Association is currently seeking a part-time Executive Director. Candidates with excellent communication skills, a proven track record of excellence in a progressive environment, paired with attention to detail and self-initiative are encouraged to
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Please be advised that Perkins County Highway Department will post the following load limits on all asphalt surfaced roads in accordance with SDLC 32-14-6. County Road weight limits WILL GO into effect on February 4, 2013 and could stay on as late as April 30, 2013. The weight restrictions are: 6 TONS PER AXLE ON C-9 (White Butte Rd), C-9A (Bixby Rd), C-25 (Lemmon Airport Rd), AND C-2 (Summerville Rd), C-19 (Old Theatre Rd), AND C-3(Prairie City Rd). There will be no spring load limits on any gravel surfaced County roads. Serious and expensive damage can occur on our highway system if load limits are exceeded. Please be advised that the South Dakota Highway Patrol have been requested to enforce weight limitations on all Perkins County Highways. Load Limits will be removed at the earliest possible date, depending upon weather and road conditions. Your cooperation during this critical period will be greatly appreciated. THANK YOU! Perkins County Highway Department
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