Bison Courier, July 12, 2012

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Volume 30 Number 4 July 12, 2012
Includes Tax
Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429 Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198
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for the next year. Besler was present through the first half of the meeting while some unfinished business was completed, including budget supplements and contingency transfers to cover shortfalls before closing the books on the old year. Midway through the meeting, Crow took control of the figurative gavel to issue the aforementioned oaths and to oversee the election of a board chairman for the next fiscontinued on page 5 Shaley Lensegrav at the WW2 memorial with Washington monument in the background. Each year in June teenage delegates from around the country are sponsored by their local Rural Electric Cooperatives to attend a youth tour in Washington, DC. This year, based off an essay contest, Grand Electric chose Shaley Lensegrav as the recipient of their all-expense paid trip to DC. Shaley, along with 36 students from across South Dakota, flew out of Omaha, NE on June 15th and returned on the 21st. While in Washington the students toured Arlington National Cemetery, The Kennedy Center, Washington National Cathedral, Mount Vernon, the Jefferson, FDR, Martin Luther King Jr., Korean, Lincoln, Vietnam, Iwo Jima, World War II memorials, US Holocaust Memorial and Museum, the Capital, National Archives, Ford’s Theatre, and The Smithsonian Museum. “We had four hours scheduled for the Smithsonian, and although that seems like a
School board reorganizes with full agenda
By Beth Hulm There are two new faces on the Bison school board. Marcie Brownlee-Kari and Angie Thompson took their oaths of office on Monday night. They were recently elected to serve a three-year term each, replacing Brad Besler and Brooke Hershey who did not seek re-election. Bonnie Crow, business manager, and her assistant Colette Johnson also swore to uphold the constitution of the United States while they carry out their duties
Lensegrav attends Grand Electric sponsored Washington, DC trip
long time, you could spend a day in each museum and still not see everything in it. Sometime I would love to go back to DC just to explore more there,” Shaley exclaimed. “Visiting Arlington National Cemetery was truly an eye opener. In history class we sometimes become immune to casualty statistics, but standing at Arlington in the midst of thousands of graves really put into perspective how many lives have been lost to protect our freedom,” Shaley said. In addition to seeing all of the sights of DC the group also attended a youth day conference and listened to two speakers. David Landis, a former Nebraska senator, discussed the history of electric cooperatives, and motivational speaker, and Paralympic champion, Mike Schappi encouraged the youth delegates to get involved in their local governments. Shaley enthusiastically recalled her day at the Capital, “Touring the capital, taking group photos with Senator Thune and Representative Kristi Noem, and visiting with interns from Thune’s office were some of the highlights from capital day. The architectural design, paintings/murals, and especially the ceilings of the capital were phenomenal! Our group also had the opportunity to view the Senate floor as they voted on amendments to the Farm Bill. It was really cool because the Farm Bill is something that affects our rural life, and while we were in there our tour guide said the Senate floor was the busiest she had ever seen.” Shaley would like to thank Grand Electric and encourage students to apply for this trip. “I learned so much and had a blast, thank you Grand Electric for sponsoring me! I hope that our cooperative will continue to provide this opportunity to rural students like myself. It was an amazing experience! Thanks!”
Brownlee-Kari, Crow, Thompson and Johnson recited Oaths of Office during Monday night's school board meeting.
Shrine Circus comes to Lemmon
Shaley at the white house.
Kirby’s Tomatoes will be on Main Street of Bison from 10 Noon on Thursday, July 12, 2012.
You are invited to a Baby Shower Open House for Joanna Seim on Sunday, July 22, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Branding Iron south of Belle Fourche, SD. She is registered at Target. Everyone welcome!! Christ Lutheran Church will be having VBS Monday, July 23Thursday,26 from 9-11:30 a.m. Children ages 3-9 are invited to attend. Please call Sarah at 2445636 by July 18th to register so we can plan appropriately.
The Stateline Right to Life will be meeting on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 5:00 pm in the Grand Electric Social Room. Everyone welcome - Please bring a guest along with you. The Interim Committee on Oil and Gas will be meeting in Buffalo, South Dakota on July 16, 1 p.m. at the recreation center in Buffalo. They will be in Bison on Tuesday July 17 at approximately 1:30 p.m. for a public hearing, planning and business meeting.
Highlights & Happenings
Consignment Auction at the fair building in Bison, SD, August 26, 2012. If you have anything to consign contact John Peck before August 5. All consigned items will be taken first. John Peck 244-5495 or cell 605-390-1848. The benefit account for Matthew Sandgren remains open at Dacotah Bank.
Hoop jumping and dancing dogs, clowns, elephants, tigers, high wire acts and pretty girls were all a part of the Shrine Circus in Lemmon on July 8.
Bridal Shower for Angela Fields bride elect of Chase Kari, July 21, 2 p.m. at the Grand Social room.
U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem will be holding a Townhall meeting in Bison at the Grand Electric Social room on Friday, July 13, at 2:30 p.m.
Nutrition Site Menu
Hawaiian chicken salad w/w dinner roll tomatoes apple crisp w/topping Hamburger on w/w bun hash browns, baked beans tomato slices on lettuce pears Grd beef/green bean casserole potato rounds banana
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Dacotah Bank customer appreciation
Thursday, July 12
Friday, July 13
Monday, July 16
Tuesday, July 17
Meatloaf boiled potatoes broccoli, apricots
Wednesday, July 18
Roast pork company potatoes cooked cabbage canned apples
Laura Holmes grilling brauts and hotdog's. Jeff and Jackie VanVactor are served brauts and lemonade by Lindsey and Barbie Serr.
It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a mid-size 1960”s car did.
Foster parent training to begin
Prospective foster families are encourage to attend the upcoming Parent’s Resource for Information, Development and Education, also known as PRIDE Training, in (Lemmon, SD Perkins County) beginning (Monday, July 23, 2012) at (8 a.m. CT). The training is free and participants must complete 30 hours of training. Class sizes are limited and an initial inquiry process must be completed prior to registration. Participants must be 21 years of age, financially stable and have no convictions of crimes involving harm to children, sex crimes or crimes of violence. Foster families of every culture are needed to keep sibling groups together, to keep children and youth in their own communities and to support the well-being of children in need of a home while their birth family heals. If you are interested in opening your home to children in foster care, please contact (Angela Snyder) at (1-605-845-2922 ext 216). To learn more about becoming a foster parent, please visit HYPERLINK "http://www.fosterourfuture.sd.gov" www.fosterourfuture.sd.gov.
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Garden Science?
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Meet the people ---------- Shane C. Penfield
daughter Shelby. Growing up, Shane lived on a ranch 18 miles southeast of Lemmon, SD. He still resides there today. Occupation Shane is an Attorney at Law and attended the University of South Dakota in Vermilion. He currently serves as the Perkins County States Attorney. Hobbies Hobbies of Shane’s include: following South Dakota politics and researching local history. Something Unexpected When asked about something interesting or unexpected about himself, Shane replied, “I wanted to be a rancher before going to law school.” Favorites Shane’s favorite food is any cut of beef and his favorite season is fall. “My favorite things are not things at all,” exclaimed Shane, “ but, rather my three kids and my wonderful wife, Kelli.” Shane’s favorite thing to do in the summer is put up hay when the crop is good, and his favorite thing to do in a winter storm is get outside of the house! Memorable Moment “I'll never forget the time my Dad, Mom, sister, and I were stuck in a snowdrift on the Lemmon Lake Road for seven hours during a blizzard, and the rescue from Frank and Joel Rosenau.” Influences Someone who significantly influenced Shane’s life is, “Bill Erhart, my government teacher in high school. He encouraged me to attend the University of South Dakota.”Shane recalls that his grandparents passed on to him an appreciation for the history of this area, and a work ethic that is needed to survive in western South Dakota. Someone Shane admires is his wife Kelli. Advice Shane believes that something everyone should get to do at least once is travel to Washington, D.C.
Gardening is not a perfect science as any gardener knows. Gardening is a mix of science, creativity, experimentation, frustration, work and woes. So why do it? Gardening is a challenge. It can by comforting, peaceful, bountiful, life-sustaining (especially in the homestead era), beautiful, even spiritual. According to garden writer/author Barbara Pleasant, imagination, persistence and a willingness to be amazed are three characteristics you must have to be a successful gardener. We would add another, the willingness to “break the rules”. Plants do not read gardening books or seed packets, they don’t check on Zone hardiness or drought tolerance. They just try to grow where they are – where you the gardener put them! Most of us follow the rules of good gardening like not digging in our clay soil when it is too wet or not planting the same vegetable in the same place in the garden year after year. Sometimes you need to get extreme. An example of that would be taking a chain saw and cutting that sorry lilac bush or other scraggly shrub down almost to the ground and letting it reinvent itself. You don’t always have to do things the exact way the book says or be doomed – try what your instinct thinks might work, maybe on just one or two plants just to
see if it works. If it works and the plants begin to flourish, take care of the rest in the same manner. Remember to look at a lost plant as an opportunity to try something new in that same place. Opps, that plum tree you planted two years ago got snapped off by the latest wind gust. Now you can use that same planting hole you dug up for the plum tree to plant a sturdier tree that can handle the wind, maybe an oak or apple or flowering crab. Eye every loss as an opportunity to try something new. Don’t let details, design “rules” or “color” rules get in the way of creating a fun place to work or sit for a spell just to enjoy the garden. Don’t forget the little creatures that will enjoy your garden, gardens are for nature to enjoy as well. You may be lucky enough to see a bird you have never seen before come to enjoy your garden. The bottom line is gardening is not an exact science; it is a constantly changing place in which unexpected things can happen. In the garden, every set back is a challenge and often can lead to a wonderful surprising reward. Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Kahlil Gibran Submitted by Karen Englehart, Master Gardener SDSU Cooperative Extension Service
The Bison Courier is starting a new article that will feature various people from around the Bison area. Each time a new person will be selected and interviewed so that the community can get to know him or her better. If you have a person you would like to nominate or know more about please contact the Bison Courier at 605-244-7199. This week’s person of the week is Shane C. Penfield. Childhood and Family Shane Penfield is a 36 year old husband and father. Shane has two sons, Nathan and Will, and a
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Day Angus Ranch joins membership of American Angus Association
Day Angus Ranch, Meadow, South Dakota, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. The American Angus Association, with nearly 30,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on nearly 19 million registered Angus. The Association records ancestral information, keeps production records on individual animals, and develops industry-leading selection tools for its members. These programs and services help members select and mate the best animals in their herds to produce quality genetics for the beef cattle industry and quality beef for consumers.
TREE FACTS – Understanding Dutch Elm Disease
tree forms gums clogging up these vessels causing the tree to wilt and eventually die. Infected elm trees show wilting, curling and yellowing of leaves on one or more branches and usually the sapwood has brown streaks. DED is spread by two kinds of bark beetles that attack elm trees: the smaller European Elm Bark Beetle and the Native Elm Bark Beetle. They are elm pests because they carry the DED fungus as they move from infected breeding sites to feed on healthy elm trees. The numbers of the European species are reduced by cold winters while the Native species is more common and important in the spread of DED. Most emerging beetles feed on healthy elms within 1,000-1,500 feet of where they hatched. However, beetles may rise to altitudes of several hundred feet and are carried by air currents for many miles. There is no way to eliminate DED once it begins in an area. Control programs try to manage the disease so that losses are spread out over a long period, minimizing the impact of the disease. Some control can be accomplished with community-wide sanitation programs designed to reduce numbers of elm bark beetles and prevention of the spread of the disease through natural root grafts from infected trees to adjacent healthy trees. It is possible, to treat trees with insecticide to reduce beetle populations. These treatments are feasible both for communities and for individual homeowners, although individual action is of limited value. Some cities have implemented the spraying of tree bases with Dursban insecticide as part of their regular DED control program. It is especially useful for treatment of areas near river corridors where bark beetle populations are high and disease-carrying beetles move in the fall from infected native stands to residential areas. The value of sanitation programs in controlling DED are often underestimated. Controlling the movement of firewood can help reduce bark beetle populations. The spread of DED through natural root grafts accounts for the majority of new cases each year. Transmission of the disease through the roots can be prevented by severing or killing roots between the trees. This can be done without harm to the healthy trees either by mechanical trenching or through the use of chemical barriers, which have been found to be quite effective in some situations. Several DED-tolerant varieties of American Elms and Hybrid Elms have been developed and may be available from tree nurseries. American Elms include: American Liberty, Brandon, Delaware, Independence, New Harmony, Princeton, Valley Forge, and Washington. Hybrid Elms include: Accolade, Cathedral, Discovery, Frontier, Homestead, New Horizon, Patriot, Pioneer, Regal and Triumph. Siberian Elms are not immune to DED but they generally show less severe symptoms and are not quickly killed. They do become infected and can act as a source of DED infection for neighboring American Elms. You can help prevent DED by keeping your American Elms in good, healthy condition by pruning, fertilization and deep watering during periods of drought. It is important to control other pests that may weaken your trees and to support community interest in DED control programs. My sources for this news release were the North Dakota State University Extension and US Forest Service. If you would like more information about “Understanding Dutch Elm Disease” call Bob Drown at the Conservation Office at 605-244-5222, Extension 4.
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By Robert W. Drown, Natural Resource Specialist The American Elm was formerly considered to be the ideal street tree because it was graceful, longlived, fast growing, and tolerant of compacted soils and air pollution. The Dutch Elm Disease (DED) fungus was first introduced to the U.S. on diseased elm logs from Europe prior to 1930 and began devastating the elm population. It has now spread throughout North America and has destroyed over half the elm trees in the northern United States. The disease has been reported in all states except the desert Southwest. DED symptoms are the result of a fungus infecting the water conducting system of the tree. Once the fungus is established within a tree, it spreads rapidly through the water-conducting vessels. The
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School Board reorganizes
Dorothy Marie Serr, 91, Bison and formerly of Dupree, died Thursday, July 5, 2012, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church in Dupree. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2012, at the United Church of Christ in Dupree with Pastor Pauline Webb officiating. Interment will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. Dorothy was born November 26, 1920, to Oscar and Gena (Knudson) Herren at Sioux City, Iowa. She was just a few months old when she moved to Dupree with her parents. She attended the Sunnybrook School and graduated from Dupree High School in 1938. After graduation, she attended Black Hills Teacher's College for two years. She taught at Whittier, Sunnybrook, and the Fairview rural school for six years. She was united in marriage to Gus Serr on May 26, 1946, at the United Church of Christ in Dupree. Following her marriage, she taught grades seven and eight in the Dupree School for six years. She was an active member and served in various offices of the Dupree United Church of Christ, Women's Fellowship, and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 124. Survivors include her three sons, Roger (Konnie) Serr, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, Greg Serr, Dupree, SD, and Kelly (Barbie) Serr, Bison, SD; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Doris Bigler, Piedmont, South Dakota; and several nieces and nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant sister, and three brothers. A memorial has been established to the United Church of Christ in Dupree. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.
continued from page 1 cal year. Dan Kvale was re-elected to that position. His first order of business was to call for nominations for a vice chair. Dan Beckman will continue for one more year in that role. An advertised hearing was held at 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of taking comments regarding the proposed and recently published 2012-2013 budget. Nobody was present to speak to the issue. Later, with the new board in place, the five elected officials approved the new financial plan….but, not before some serious discussion was conducted about the construction of a new shop and classroom building proposed in the Capital Outlay budget. Crow had initially written that building in as a $200,000 expenditure. She increased that on Monday night by another $100,000 and also added $25,000 more for engineering fees. New board members, Brownlee-Kari and Thompson questioned whether the old Quonset shop could be renovated and asked if sources of grant money had been researched to help pay for the new building. There was also talk about increasing the mill levy from 2 to 3 mills to generate extra tax dollars for it. The way the capital outlay budget is written, it needs $301,552 from surplus funds to balance. Beckman spoke out against increasing the mill levy. He didn’t
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want to do it unless it was necessary and he opposed taking the mill levy to its maximum. Brownlee-Kari agreed. There is money in surplus. “So, why would you…? she asked. Music teacher Darren Jackson visited with board members about a “cutting edge” program that he’s been researching for his music students. He has shelved the idea of building a recording studio, which he spoke with the board about several months ago. Now, he’s found a software program that could be used for composing music with the school’s laptop computers. Students would keep their work on 32 gigabyte flash drives. They could take their course credit for either fine arts or technology, Jackson said. The new music program would be an elective that Jackson would teach during his free sixth hour period. That means that mostly juniors would be able to participate because next school year’s class schedule is already in place. In another year, scheduling could be rearranged to allow more student participation. All of the annual appointments and designations were approved at this meeting, including leaving school lunch and activity prices the same as they’ve been and also the pay scale for substitute teachers and activity bus drivers. The school will continue to prepare meals for Badlands Headstart. Contracts were approved for
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Gene Smith, bus contractor, and Teddi Carlson, music accompanist. The school will bid milk prices this year, something that hasn’t been done in awhile. They’ve recently learned that All Star Dairy may not be the only interested bidder. Crow will research the possibility of acquiring a school credit card to be used by the business office when ordering supplies, etc. online. There were 140 library books declared surplus, using recognized library protocol. They will be given away with first preference to Bison Public Library. The new Parent Involvement Policy for elementary Title I stu-
dents was undisputed and passed a second reading. Supt. Don Kraemer’s monthly report included announcing a school census for the upcoming term of 143 students, including 11 seniors. It will be the first time in many years that the graduating class has double digit enrollment. The janitors are scraping and painting some inside walls and the football field is being watered in preparation for the season. A leaking hydrant out there was recently repaired. Kalin Chapman, athletic director, has arranged a two-day football skills camp in Bison next week. Coaching staff from Newcastle High School will conduct the camp.
Jane Christman of Boulder, Colo arrived Sunday morning to spend a week with her parents, Art and Marilyn Christman. A birthday party was held June 29th at Smoky’s for Bernie Rose. Many family and friends attended. July 1st a 70th wedding anniversary was held for Russell and Valerie Lam in Lemmon at the Country Club. Valerie is Bernie
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Rose’s sister. Many family and friends were in attendance including sisters Bernie Rose, Valerie Lam and Dorothy Carmichael. Many of Bernie Rose’s family members have been in the area this past week visiting. Ken and Rita Becker were July 4th visitors of Fred and Bev Schopp.
Are you holy? If we consider holy” as it is used in the “ Bible it means to be separated or that which is different When we are called to be a people holy unto God” we are “ then set apart for God Christians should be different – not odd or strange but rather different from the rest of the world Too often instead of being different we blend in with the world and its values Too often we accept what the world values with perhaps only tacking on a moralistic statement to make it appear to be Christian values There are too few Christians who truly dare to be different We don’t want to buck the crowd or stand up against the trends that surround us St Paul in the letter to the Romans tells us that we should not conform to the world but be transformed to do the will of God We should live in such a way that we are different from those who do not care about each other or those who do not want to follow Jesus When we dare to be different we become a holy people set apart for the Glory of God
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 8:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 11:00 a.m.
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Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: Lemmon - 4:45 p.m., Bison - 7:15 p.m. Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Morristown - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 10:30 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
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Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
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Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
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South Dakota character education conference draws educators
The ninth annual South Dakota Character Education Conference was held in Rapid City, June 1415. Many educators, counselors and youth leaders from across the state participated in learning about “Climate of Character” by providing character education programs that addressed how to build a welcoming, safe and positive environment in schools, youth organizations or at work. Ida Schmidt the Perkins & Harding County 4H Youth Advisor attended the two day conference. Stu Cabe, specialist in developing positive school climate and founder of the Ovation Company, opened the conference. Stu presented a keynote and two general sessions where he discussed how to grow and cultivate positive interactions with all who share the school environment. Cabe stated, “We at The Ovation Company believe there are no bad students, just students with bad habits.” Stu presented methods to assist students in breaking negative character habits. Randy Hagen, educator, coach, and co-author of “Success Perfect” opened the second day of the conference with his insightful presentation on “Developing the Excellence in Others” and closed the conference with “Unleashing the Champion”. His presentations confirmed that success is never a result of chance but a result of the choices one makes every day. Hagen’s message left attendees with the confidence that they could live life “Like a Champion Every Day!” The conference included 8 breakout sessions and 8 Poster Sessions on a wide variety of topics including: classroom and youth organization strategies and building strategies, bullying, sportsmanship, involving community and parental involvement, positive communication, and more. Participants were able to attend a variety of vendors during their breaks. The Joe and Elaine Floyd Fund of the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, First Bank & Trust, the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council, Touchtone Energy, and numerous state and regional CHARACTER COUNTS! supporters through the South Dakota 4-H Foundation sponsored the South Dakota 4-H CHARACTER COUNTS! Character Education Conference. CHARACTER COUNTS! is a trademark of the Josephson Institute and operates in South Dakota under the leadership of the South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service’s 4-H/Youth Development program.
Farmers Union youth attend state camp at Storm Mountain
It's an experience they'll never forget. Nearly 100 campers and staff gathered in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota June 3-8 for the annual Farmers Union State Leadership Camp. Campers came from every corner of South Dakota to get 'Wild About Cooperation!' That was the theme of this year's camp, focused on the cooperative spirit of working together to accomplish goals. The campers experienced a Black Hills tour day, lessons on first aid and CPR, cooperative games, workshops, speakers, and, of course, a lot of fun. "We had an incredible week at camp," said Farmers Union Education Director Bonnie Geyer. "The kids learned how to lead their peers, work together to accomplish common goals while having a lot of fun making lifelong friendships." Campers set up their own cooperative businesses during camp. The camp store, where they buy snacks, pop, and other items, is set up as a cooperative with campers buying shares and doing business at the store. There's a mutual insurance company, a cooperative newspaper, co-op coffee shop, and a credit union. At the beginning of camp, youth put real money into the credit union and use those funds to shop at the coffee shop and the store. "We set up real life scenarios that these kids will remember as they step into the real world," Geyer said. "They have their own check book, have to balance it themselves, and even pay fees if they bounce a check. We're trying to get them ready for their lives and teach them what it takes to be a member of a cooperative and a member of society." The kids also participate in bonfires, sing songs and play games throughout the week. The camp is coordinated by the Education Council and led by the Junior Advisory Council (JAC), a group of six teens who were chosen during last year's camp to lead the 2012 week. The new Junior Advisory Council members were elected during camp. They are Myles Bialas of Dimock; Bailey Zwahr of Sioux Falls; Taylor Melius of Faulkton; Nathan Nugteren of Canistota; Jared Kloucek of Scotland; and Maria Nightingale of White Lake. "It's a chance for these young people who are chosen to lead and to learn what it takes to step up and be a leader," Geyer said. "The other kids really look up to them. They're role models, and they take their roles very seriously. It's a chance to learn some valuable leadership skills they'll take with them throughout their lives." The week also included many speakers on a wide range of leadership and development topics. Lisa Snedeker, training coordinator at Dakotaland Federal Credit Union, discussed financial literacy with the youth, leadership trainer Malcom Chapman spoke to the kids about being a better leader and serving your community, National Guard soldiers taught the kids about safety and serving your country, and the youth also participated in CPR training and other educational experiences. Farmers Union State Camp is sponsored in part by Dakotaland Federal Credit Union, Farmers Union Insurance, CHS Foundation and Santel Communications.
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Drought conditions challenge ag producers management skills
Extreme heat and varying degrees of soil moisture currently impact an expanding area of our country, says Jim Krantz, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist. "For many South Dakota crop and livestock producers, these conditions that prevailed last year in the southern plains have migrated northward, now threatening livelihoods earned from both sectors," Krantz said. He adds that adapting to these conditions has challenged generations of farmers and ranchers and forced them to place renewed emphasis on their management skills in times of drought. "As they do so, a systematic approach may provide the means to overcome or minimize the impact of Mother Nature," he said. On the crop side, Krantz says that adequate moisture for most of the state provided almost ideal conditions for field preparation, planting and weed control. However, many areas are witnessing extremely dry conditions in the midst of a monster heat wave. "Agronomic practices were part of a well-planned crop strategy that, until now, provided row crops and grains with the framework for rewarding yields. In droughtstricken areas, those yields now may be measured by tons of forage, not bushels of grain," Krantz said. Avoid nitrate poisoning with these tips •If this scenario becomes a reality, there are some considerations Krantz says producers need to think about as they plan their forage options: •Well fertilized crops, under stress condition caused by drought, have higher nitrate levels than non-fertilized crops. •Plant parts closest to the ground contain the highest concentrations of nitrates. Most are in the lower third of the plant. •With this in mind, Krantz says strip grazing is not recommended. "This practice forces the animals to eat all of the plants. Overgrazing is not recommended for the same reason, as cattle will be forced to consume plant parts with the greater levels of nitrates," he said. If grazing is the preferred choice for utilization of these high nitrate crops, Krantz says livestock should never be allowed access if they are especially hungry. "Hay or other forage should be provided to them prior to turn-out. Producers should only allow the livestock access for a portion of the day to begin with," he said. "This is recommended until the livestock become acclimated to the higher nitrate levels." He adds that if the forages are harvested for silage, cutting heights should be adjusted higher, leaving the lower stalk unharvested. Although the costs involved with mechanically harvesting high nitrate forages are significant, Krantz says there are livestock safety benefits to this approach. "The ensiling process reduces nitrate levels making them much safer for consumption," he said. "However, it is not recommended to green chop these forages and let them heat overnight as this process favors the formation of nitrite which is even more toxic that nitrate." Oats, corn and barley consistently have been documented as crops with the most potential to account for nitrate poisoning in livestock; however, Krantz says that annual forages such as sudangrass, sorghum-sudan hybrids and millets can be dangerous as well. "Weather conditions may intensify the accumulation of nitrates in forages. Plants that survive an extended period of drought will experience increased levels of nitrates immediately following a rain as the parts of the plants begin to resume their growth. The nitrate levels will continue to increase for several days afterward," he said. Quick nitrate testing is available at all SDSU Extension Regional Centers Suspected crops may be brought to SDSU Extension Regional Centers for a preliminary test that only takes a few minutes. Although exact nitrate levels cannot be determined through this procedure, their presence can be determined. If and when nitrates are verified in the plant tissue, samples are then sent to a lab for further testing. "If nitrates are not found, producers can be confident that the forage is safe for their livestock," Krantz said. Water may be an additional source of nitrates for livestock whether consumption is from a dugout, dam or well. Krantz recommends producers obtain a livestock suitability analysis for water sources. "This is especially important in areas where nitrate poisoning potential from crops is a concern," Krantz said. Initial water tests for total dissolved solids can be accomplished at SDSU Extension Regional Centers. Depending on the levels recorded, further sampling at a lab may be required. Managing a cattle herd for drought conditions Drought conditions continue to challenge the management skills of livestock producers. Utilizing a well-planned, systematic approach to dealing with drought conditions can provide long-term benefits. "Drought conditions may require cattlemen to adjust their systems to meet the limitations demanded by the lack of grazing resources or harvested forages," said Krantz. He says that culling the herd is one option that can be emotional, although inevitable. However, any herd reduction should be part of a systematic approach to dealing with meeting livestock needs: Early Weaning: According to the University of Nebraska, for each 2.5 days that a calf is weaned, there is one more day of forage available for grazing. Calf removal is an accepted management procedure when calves reach 45 days of age. Weaning at this age when grass is restricted not only provides more grazing for the dry cow, it encourages her to cycle and rebreed under conditions that may prohibit that when nursing a calf. Weaning at an age of three to five months will not provide the reproductive benefits noted above but it will result in the same effect as reducing your cowherd by one third. In any case, early weaning should be given serious consideration prior to making a decision to begin the culling process. Culling Considerations: When possible, culling decisions should be made after the cow has had an opportunity to become pregnant. After cows are confirmed pregnant, the process should begin with cows that may have been cull-candidates regardless of the drought conditions: nonpregnant, physically impaired, poor producing and those with marginal dispositions should head this list. Krantz says the decision to cull producing cows or replacement heifers has no universal answer. From a feed perspective, the replacement heifer will consume less; however, what they do consume needs to be of higher quality. "Since heifer calves will not provide the operation with income for some time, justification for retaining them needs to be weighed against the merits of maintaining the producing core herd," Krantz said.
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Naps, Naps, Yea! Naps
By Charles Ortman As a Baby Boomer, I do enjoy a good nap; actually most any nap. I always liked naps but I seem to appreciate them more now. Kind of like a cheap wine in your youth, it was just something to drink to get silly. But at the Boomer age, you will discuss its bouquet, where the grapes come from, and how it hits your pallet, and then you still get silly. That’s what I mean by appreciating the naps more at this age. There are short naps, long naps, accidental naps, planned naps, unexpected naps; all are special in their own way. I am sure that you have your own categories such as, “I got to have a nap now,” or, “Don’t disturb me for a half an hour. I have a very important project to complete.” Let’s start with short naps. They say, whoever they are, that a fifteen minute nap is just right and you will awake refreshed and ready to go. While that may be true, it doesn’t take one thing into account. For some of us part of the reason for a nap is to get thru the rest of the day faster or just to put off doing something you don’t want to do. Oh sure, that chore is still waiting for you, but it probably is too late in the day to start it now. Accidental naps can’t happen just to me. While you may not admit to this, I think there are more of us out there. Accidental naps happen when someone
is talking to you and you dose off. I am not counting listening to a teacher or preacher. No, this happens when the other person is right by you and there you go. My friends have all experienced this but they act like it is my fault. It never seems to occur to them that what they are saying might not be the most intellectually stimulating gem you ever heard. Planned naps are those that often come the same time each day, like over lunch. It seems that when the usual time comes, you are tired and sleep comes easily. On rising you are ready to go, and oddly enough, even if you miss the nap, you still go thru the tired feeling and seem to wake up when it is time to go. It’s like planning on a big piece of apple pie for lunch but someone else has eaten it Unexpected naps are some of the best. An example is when you planned a project outside for the weekend but it rains for two days. That gives you that unexpected time for a nap or even two naps. That is of course if your home supervisor doesn’t come up with fifteen other things to do. Teenagers and college students are very good at napping; maybe even at their prime. But I think that we Boomers are getting back to those days. We are taking more time to nap and enjoy it more and more; like a fine wine.
Al and Tiss Treib traveled to Rapid City Tuesday. They spent overnight in Spearfish and attended the parade, carnival and rodeo in Belle Fourche Wednesday and in the evening they traveled to Hettinger and watched fireworks with the Butch Mattis family. Stacy Gillespie and her Andi of Gillbert, AZ visited with her relatives in the Lemmon area this week. Sharon Smith traveled to Kansas City to stay with Risa Meink for the summer. Duane Meink visited with his mother, Helen Meink Sunday evening. Linda and Mike Johnson, Gary, Lexi and Jodi Johnson were Sunday supper guests of John and Shirley Johnson and helped John celebrate his birthday. Sam Johnson and friend Kevin, Annie and Lance Johnson and friend Ryan arrived later and joined them for supper. Arlen Paronto and Carol were Sunday afternoon visitors of John and Shirley Johnson. Tim and JoAnne Seim joined family at Summerville Store Sunday for lunch and to help Cheryl Seim celebrate her birthday. Marilyn Schwartzbauer and Braylyn Miller of Bismarck spent Friday through Sunday with Dorothy and Lynn Frey. Lynn Frey, Marilyn Schwartzbauer and Braylyn Miller attended the Petik Centennial at the Petik ranch Saturday evening. Marilyn Schwartzbauer and Braylyn Miller visited with Noni Hoff and Jocie Egle and family in Lemmon Saturday afternoon. Monte Frey took Lynn and Dorothy Frey, Marilyn Schwartzbauer and Braylyn Miller out to dinner in Hettinger Sunday. Austin Haugen picked up Rebecca, Kristina and Zachary Haugen Friday and brought them down
Rosebud News...........................................By Tiss Treib
to Lemmon to spend time with Shirley Harris, Melvin, Loretta and Austin Haugen. Sunday evening, Rebecca, Kristina and Zachary Haugen, Emily Storm and Shirley Harris attended the Circus. June 28th Jim and Patsy Miller, Matt and Christi Miller traveled to Washington, Iowa. They attended a wedding reception for Matt and Christi at a winery hosted by Matt’s mother Pat and Jay Huber Saturday. They returned home Sunday. Jim and Patsy Miller spent July 4th with Matt and Christi Miller in Hettinger. Jim and Patsy Miller made a trip to Dickinson Friday. Jim and Patsy Miller spent Sunday at the Shrine Circus. Monday, Albert, Bridget and Lil Albert Keller traveled to Bismarck to hear the new babies heartbeat for the first time and Lil Albert had his 18-month checkup. Albert Keller returned to Montana Tuesday for work. Monday night Patricia Keller of Trail City arrived and stayed until Thursday morning to help Bridget Keller do work on the new home. Tuesday and Wednesday, Pierce Keller, Brookings, came to do some electrical work on the house. Saturday Sarah Dreiske helped Bridget polyurethane doors and redo kitchen countertops. Susan Gunn and her sister, Margaret Dickinson stopped in briefly to see the progress. Sunday Bert and Patricia Keller, Trail City came to help Bridget do sheetrock. Tim and JoAnne Seim stopped in briefly to see the progress. Nolan and Linda Seim, Jasmine and Logan were among the guests of Christina Block in Lemmon July 4th. Greta Anderson spent Friday with Jasmine Seim. Jim and Patsy Miller were Satur-
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day dinner guests of Nolan and Linda Seim and family. Nolan and Linda Seim, Jasmine and Logan attended the Shrine Circus in Lemmon Sunday evening. Thelma Sandgren drove over to check on Helen Meink Monday and exchange papers. Tuesday was 100 degrees and Thelma Sandgren drove down to Bison to spend time with the James Sandgren family. Mark Sandgren arrived in the morning with a 40 ft. Motor home, so Matthew could lay down all the way on their trip to Houston, TX; they left about noon and arrived at their destination about 4 pm Thursday. Wednesday afternoon, Thelma Sandgren went and had tea with John and Shirley Johnson. Thursday afternoon, Thelma Sandgren drove over to the lake and spent time with Steve and Susie Sandgren and family. Friday was Thelma Sandgren busy day in Hettinger. She had lunch with Ann Weaver and Gladys Merwin and visited at the Nursing Home. She also stopped at Jim and Angie Spenny’s for supper and fresh rolls on her way home. Saturday afternoon Thelma Sandgren went back to the lake for supper, as Steve’s girls were all home. Sunday morning, Thelma Sandgren was up early and went to Holland Center for church. Following services the Zimmerman family put on a birthday party to celebrate Hums birthday and they enjoyed birthday cake and ice cream and other goodies to help Henrietta LeFebre celebrate her birthday. There were also four Vleim cousins out for the occasion. It was also Joyce Anderson’s birthday and her brother and sister flew out from California on Thursday and then drove to Holland Center on Sunday morning. They had a big crowd and fun. Thelma Sandgren took her sister, Gladys Vliem back to the Nursing home in Hettinger. Sunday noon, Thelma Sandgren met Dean Anderson and Reid, Carla and Reba Resner and Joyce Anderson and Severin Dale and Anna Jean at the C&N Café and they all had dinner together.
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Wow - when it rains, it pours! After weeks of fighting fires, grasshoppers and drought, Thursday night we got rain. Lots of rain! I dumped just over three inches out of the rain gauge after the deluge that hit about midnight and some of the neighbors to the west reported up to four and a half inches! The creek in front of our house was bone dry Thursday and before daylight Friday morning it was roaring over the road. There was a fire over by Tim Stevenson’s Thursday afternoon that the fire departments had just put out when it started to rain. Last Sunday there were two or three fires on the Marty Ranch and another big on north of Newell that burned around 2,000 acres. The prairie was a tinderbox and the forests are so full of bug-killed trees that it’s only a matter of time before they cause a fire like nothing we’ve ever seen before. All of the big wildfires in western South Dakota are out now, but a lot of folks are still suffering because of them. The White Draw fire northeast of Edgemont burned 9,000 acres of forest and private land, destroying pastures used for summer grazing. Four National Guard airmen were killed when their fire fighting plane crashed. My friend and former legislator, Mark Hollenbeck, lost his summer grazing, forcing him to sell many of his cattle and sheep. Mark hosted a meeting with Sen. John Thune at his Sunrise Ranch Friday morning so Sen. Thune could hear from landowners and local volunteer firefighters who were very critical of the Forest Service’s mismanagement of the fire. The Oil Creek fire northwest of Newcastle, Wyoming has burned over sixty thousand acres. The Ash Creek Fire in southeast Montana has burned both grass and timber, and closed Highway 212 for several days. The Ash Creek fire is 75% contained and has burned approximately 250,000 acres. Not everyone got as much rain as we did, but the moisture should give the firemen a much needed rest. Jean Simon and Maurice Hamilton celebrated their birthdays last Sunday, although their actual shared birthday was on Monday, July 2nd. I joined the neighbors for Maurice Hamilton’s 89th birthday party in Spearfish at Edgewood Vista. After wishing Maurice Happy Birthday, I drove to Sturgis to help Jean Simon celebrate her 90th birthday. Henrietta LeFebre celebrated her 92nd birthday this week and there will be a party Wednesday evening in Prairie City to celebrate Jim Judy’s 90th. Happy Birthday to all!! Tammy (Wilkinson) Eberhard had surgery in Rapid City last week for a perforated ulcer and Saturday she had to have surgery again because the stitches weren’t holding. Matthew Sandgren is back in Houston as doctors try to help him deal with the pain from his cancer, and John Witt was
Grand River Roundup..........................By Betty Olson
badly injured in a diving accident at Shadehill. Please keep these folks in your prayers. The weather was beautiful on Independence Day and I got to celebrate in Belle Fourche. Walt Kolb hauled me through the parade in his beautiful Model T Ford so I could throw candy at little kids. Other area politicians in the parade were Sen. Ryan Maher, Sen. Larry Rhoden, Sen. Tom Nelson, Rep. Dean Wink, Rep. Fred Romkema, and Rep. Chuck Turbiville. Not many area towns had fireworks displays this year because of the extreme fire danger, but Belle Fourche and Newell held theirs on the night of the 3rd and Hettinger and Buffalo had their usual bang up 4th of July without setting any fires. There were so many fires around the country on Thursday that Taz was the only one from here that was able to make it to Sydney Tetrault and Trent Turbiville’s wedding in Spearfish that evening. Congratulations to a really nice couple! Do you know of anyone missing a little female Pomeranian dog? Marilyn Carr found her on the highway just west of Prairie City and is looking for the owner. Call her or Larry if you know who it belongs to. The Oil and Gas Development legislative committee will hold a public meeting in Buffalo next Monday, July 16th at 1:00 in the Commons Room at the new Harding County School. We will take public testimony and welcome visitors. North Dakota Sen. Bill Bowman will speak to us about the issues they are facing just north of the border and we may have other North Dakota legislators from the oil patch join us if I can get them tracked down. The Supreme Court ruled last
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Alzheimer's Disease and Value
(On respecting all people)
By Richard P. Holm MD I remember one evening a few years back, when a med student was shadowing me as we examined a failing elderly patient in the emergency room (ER). During our evaluation it became clear that the patient really was in the ER because he was slightly confused and emotionally upset, not because of heart disease or pneumonia or the like. After we left the patient's side, the student made a comment that was really quite negative, and I realized at that moment a certain sad truth about how we all seem to appreciate people in this society. The student had devalued the individual not only because of the emotional nature of the problem, but partly because of the patient's dementia and even, I dare say, because of his age. What is the value of any individual? It is not hard to appreciate the young talent whose life is before her and it looks rosy indeed. And it is not hard to appreciate the middle-life firefighter who has rescued many people caught in a treacherous spot. And it is not hard to appreciate the mature college professor whose brilliant lectures bring his students to enlightenment. But what is the value of the individual who is losing memory at the end of a full life? What is it that gives value to a person in this society? What will happen when resources of time and money to help care for these people become even more limited? This is not to say that we should pour a large amount of our society's resources into overextending a dying and suffering elderly patient. However there is no more important principal in the field of medicine than to realize the value of every individual, no matter what medical or psychological problem, no matter what mental capacity, and no matter what age or stage of life.
week that ObamaCare is constitutional because it is a tax. The judges said as a penalty, ObamaCare is unconstitutional but the government's power to tax is unlimited. How scary is that? Obama lied when he promised that no one making under $250,000 a year would pay one penny in extra tax. There are at least 21 new taxes in his healthcare mandate that will be paid by EVERYONE and the IRS is hiring 16,000 new agents to enforce the law. Check it out here: http://www.atr.org/full-list-obamacare-tax-hikes-a6996 I got a kick out of this story Debbie Kahl sent me: Pinocchio, Snow White, and Superman are out for a stroll in town one day. As they walk, they come across a sign: "Beauty contest for the most beautiful woman in the world." "I am entering!" said Snow White. After half an hour she comes out and they ask her, "Well, how'd ya do?" "First Place!" said Snow White. They continue walking and they see a sign: "Contest for the strongest man in the world." "I'm entering," says Superman. After half an hour, he returns and they ask him, "How did you make out?" “First Place," answers Superman. "Did you ever doubt?" They continue walking when they see a sign: "Contest! Who is the greatest liar in the world?" Pinocchio enters. After half an hour he returns with tears in his eyes. "What happened?" they asked. "Who's Obama?" asked Pinocchio.
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The country with the highest consumption of candy at 29.5 pounds annually per person is Denmark.
Class of 1992 Reunion
The BHS Class of 1992 gathered at Shadehill on a recent weekend for their 20-year reunion. Pictured left to right: Shannon Veal, Casey Besler, Ryan Beld, Christi (Miller) Miller, Brian Wells, Jason Peacock and Carrie (Carmichael) Hulm.
The average US worker toils for two hours and 47 minutes of each working day just to pay income tax. Indeed, the average American pays more in taxes than food, clothing and shelter put together.
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We would like to thank everyone for the cards and gifts that we received for our 25th wedding anniversary. We were especially blessed in having so many friends and family that were able to help us celebrate our special day. A special thank you to Linda, Kevin, and all the ladies at the bar. Joe and Virginia Green We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Bison and Prairie City fire departments for coming to help with our fire. We couldn’t believe how fast you got here! Ethan and Katie Wiechmann
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