Bison Courier, July 18, 2013

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Volume 31 Number 5 July 18, 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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A special meeting was called on Thursday, July 11, to speak with TSP Engineering to discuss the issues with the existing school with four board members present, and one absent. At the closing, the board also signed two contracts to hire a math teacher and music and Spanish E-mentor, both traveling from out of state. TSP Engineering were looking over the school after the board members had approved their contract to come and inspect the school. The cost for TSP to come out, cost approximately $35,000. This contract entitled five men to come in and inspect the school and then about a month from now, they will have reports for the board to look over. The inspector from TSP was Timothy Roch, the Senior Project Architect, which had a lot of good pointers for the board. Darrell Bren, the Electrical Discipline Leader talked about the existing electrical problems. Steven Tebben, the Mechanical Engineer talked about the existing heating system. Don Wrede, the civil engineer wrapped every thing up. The fifth man, Dave Haught of Ainsworth Benning was also at the school that day but he did not report to the board as he came at a different time, so his report was just given to the superintendent. TSP Engineerings motive is To Solve/To Excel/Together. This team is the same team that inspected and help design the Buffalo, S.D. school. The two propositions they will be giving the board are how much it will cost to renovate the existing school and how much it
T-ball going strong
TSP Engineering inspected school
will cost to build a new school. No exact figures were given at this meeting, as they were just here to have a creative discussion with the school board. The main point is that the school district will be spending money one way or another because the building is at the end of it's life cycle. The discussion was based on what type of environment the school board wants for the children's education and safety. There are a lot of deficiencies that the school is currently dealing with based on the American's with Disability Act (ADA) the school is not up to code. The school is not equipped for anyone with physical or auditory disabilities. Not only does this affect the students but also the public that attend school programs, concerts, plays or games. “Just renovating the school forces you to come up to code,” said Roch from TSP. As parent's go to drop off their kids at school or just drive by the school one may say, “The school looks fine.” But the problem lies in the shell of the building, for example the walls, ceiling and basement. So what is wrong with the school? First off the size and space is too small. Yes, there are a lot of little classrooms that aren't being used, but they are too small to be used. Currently the school is approximately 40,000 square feet and holds approximately 140 students. Currently, there are 143 students enrolled in the Bison school and about 31 kids being home schooled. However, only 30,000 square feet is able to be used for teaching areas. In the case of physical disabled students that square feet goes way down. Timothy Roch’s goal is to renovate the existing school to hold 150 students. But other issues come into play such as the staircases. The school board would have to install chair lifts or elevators which add expense and takes up more space, something the school doesn't have. Access to the upper and lower levels of the school is the school's obligation, under the ADA laws, that were adopted in 2010. The bathroom's in the existing school also need some corrections. None of the bathrooms are handicap accessible. The stalls and rooms need to be bigger for a wheel chair to move around in them. To renovate the existing bathrooms that means taking area from places like the lunch room and classrooms. The young children in the Kindergarten class, have way different standards, which will be given in the report that the board will get from TSP. Currently, there are not enough bathroom stalls for the number of children the school has enrolled. Darrell Bren, the Electrical Discipline Leader reported on the electrical wires and service panels. All the electrical wiring is the original wiring in the school. The service panels are either on the staircases or above counters. There should be three feet of clear space around these panels so they can be worked on safely. One may not think that this is an issue but continued on page 10
Ashtin Gerbracht ready to connect with the ball. Games are Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 5 p.m.
Last minute touch ups done on Storm Sewer Project
By Lita Wells On Friday, July 12, 2013 the board which consists of Beth Hulm, clerk; Juell Chapman, chairman; trustees Luke Clements, Matt Buttsavage, Mike Lockert and David Kopren met at the city hall at 7 p.m. Branden Landphere of BL Contracting was also there to discuss the future construction work that is going to be done in Bison. This special meeting was called to discuss the issue with the north side of Main Street west of 1st Avenue. The north side of this street would have been left as it is now because it is not part of the storm sewer project. Landphere presented to the board that this may cause road surface problems for the north side of that road. The road would be very uneven and hard to patch up once the south side would have been ripped out and replaced. So the board approved to have Landphere take the asphalt off the whole street of Main (west of 1st Avenue) to where the pavement ends on that road. There was no exact cost discussed but figured that it would cost about two thousand dollars to do this. Some test holes will have to be dug to figure out how deep the asphalt is on this part of the street. Which ever is the most cost
efficient they will do. There are two ways that Landphere can do it. He could maybe use the county's asphalt zipper or just tear it up and remove it. If they use the asphalt zipper they may be able to reuse the gravel later to lay the sub base. The Board will discuss at a later date if they will lay asphalt back down or chip seal it once the base is laid. Landphere will also be contacting KBM engineer, Allen Page, to come survey the road ditches to determine the restructure and culvert placement for the north side of Main Street from 1st Avenue to 7th Avenue. The Y at the end of that road is 7th Avenue. The other concern that the board asked Landphere was how often the Engineer should be here to inspect the job. Landphere said, “I could have the Engineer stand and watch me through the whole entire project or just walk through it once a week. Which ever way, if I make a mistake; I am still responsible to fix it.” The DENR recommends once a week should be the minimum. It will just come down to how much the town wants to pay the engineer, as they have to pay hourly, mileage and motel expenses. On the south side of this same stretch of road they have a continued on page 8
Ranchers Camp meeting to be July 27-28
Event organizers invite everyone to the Annual Ranchers Camp Meeting to be held July 27-28, 2013, near Meadow, S.D. Ranchers Camp Meeting President Les Longwood is pleased to announce that Pastor Michael Brandt from Rapid City, S.D., will be the featured speaker for the non-denominational event. “Pastor Brandt has taken part in this before and we got a great response from all of the folks who had the chance to hear him speak. His message is heartfelt and he connects really well with folks from this area,” Longwood said. He added that the family event is open to the public and that the planning committee welcomes all ages and all denominations to worship with them. Following is the event schedule: Thursday, July 25 - Cleanup Day Saturday, July 27- 7 p.m. – Worship Service, followed by a complimentary light evening meal Sunday, July 28 - 4 p.m. – Potluck Meal; 5:30 p.m. – Sunday School for ALL ages; 6:30 p.m. – Worship Service According to Longwood, worship music will be led by Grace Baptist Church of Bison. He also encouraged everyone to join in the fun and fellowship along with worship and reflection. “If someone doesn’t have a dish to share for the potluck, I hope they won’t be afraid to come anyway. There is always plenty of food along with great conversation!” Longwood also pointed out that the Sunday worship time has changed from years past. “We decided to try an evening worship
time in hopes that more people will be able to fit it into their schedules, plus that way we hopefully won’t interfere with any regular church services.” Vice President Stan Brixey, S.D., and Prairie City, Secretary/Treasurer Pat Clark, Meadow, S.D., join Longwood in extending a warm “Ranchers Camp Meeting” welcome to everyone. All events will be held at the Darrell Lyon campground located 6.5 miles east and one-half mile north of the south junction of South Dakota Highways 73 and 20. For more information or directions, call Longwood at 605-5642175.
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Bus to take area LaDue signs with Grace youth to Open University Women’s Volleyball Swimming in Hettinger Under the leadership of Head Grace University announces
that Bethany LaDue, Meadow, SD has signed to play outside hitter for the women’s volleyball team in the upcoming 2013-2014 season. From Sunshine Bible Academy in Miller, SD—LaDue will join the Royals NCCAA Division II team that maintains a tradition of winning and competing for the national title. The Grace University volleyball program has shown their success on and off the court—from the Royals’ triumphant winning season last year to the accomplishments the strong, Christian players achieve while in the classroom.
Christ Ev. Lutheran Church will be having VBS Monday, July 22-Thursday, July 25, from 9-11:30 a.m. for all children ages 4-12. Please call 244-5636 to register. There will be a program at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday for the community.
Bison Public Library reading program, Pre - 2nd grade July 24th & 31st No summer reading program due to Vacation Bible Schools. 3rd - 6th grade July 26th Sand Diggers. All programs are at 10:30 a.m.
Perkins County fair books are available at all the local businesses.
T-Ball games have started. All games start at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
in Bison
The American Lutheran Church is seeking wedding dresses, baptism gowns and Easter hats from 1913 - 2013 to display during their 100 Year Anniversary program. If you have an item or know of someone who does, please contact Salli at 605-244-5491. Alcoholics Anonymous is meeting weekly in Bison. The group meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the basement of the Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome.
Badlands Ministries VBS Day Camp at American Lutheran Church!! July 29th-Aug 1st, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 pm (MW) 9:00 a.m. -12:00 Noon (Thursday) with a Public Worship Program at 12:00 Noon. Kids ages 3-6th Grade are WELCOME and need to bring a sack lunch daily. Contact Heidi Kopren at 244-5524 with any questions.
Beginning next week, the Town of Bison will be sponsoring a bus to Hettinger to allow area youth to take advantage of Open Swimming at the Hettinger Pool. The Town of Bison will provide free transportation. Hettinger Pool will collect $3 per swimmer for the use of their pool each session. Riders must have reached their 6th birthday or be accompanied by a parent. Younger swimmers and parents will be allowed to ride the bus, as space allows. Swimmers who have reached their 6th birthday will be given precedence. Parents who have not already signed a release form will be asked to do so before their children may board the bus. The bus will transport swimmers on the following dates: July 22, 24, 26, 29, 31 and August 2. The bus will leave from the school parking lot at 1:00 p.m. on each of those dates, returning at approximately 5:00 p.m.. To insure that there are enough riders on each of the six specified dates and that a bus driver is available, parents should sign up each time by contacting Kassidy Sarsland, 605- 415-3928 (cell), no later than 12:00 p.m. on the day of the trip.
Coach Courtney Moore, LaDue will become a part of the Grace Royals’ tradition of success and excellence. Grace University, located in Omaha, Neb., is a regionally accredited, private Christian university with more than 40 diverse undergraduate, graduate and adult degree completion programs including education, business, psychology, music, nursing and Christian ministries. The university’s mission is to develop servant leaders for the home, the church and the world through excellence in biblically integrated education.
Letter to the Editor
Dear Editor: I am a beef rancher. Through the Cattlemen’s Beef Board I am taxed $1.00 per head by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) every time I sell a beef animal; this is called the Beef Checkoff. About $40 million is collected yearly from the Checkoff and NCBA receives 82.5% of its funding directly from Checkoff dollars. I am totally disgusted with the latitude NCBA has in using my Checkoff dollars against the best interests of my livestock enterprise. July 9, 2013 NCBA filed a lawsuit against the new, improved Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule which requires packers to specify where the animal was born, where raised, and where processed. In the suit, NCBA says “Beef is beef, whether the cattle were born in Montana, Manitoba, or Mazatlan. The same goes for hogs, chickens, and other livestock.” It is glaringly obvious now, that NCBA does not serve USA cattle producers nor does it respect consumers’ right to know. It serves only the handful of multi-national meatpackers who prefer not to disclose where your meat comes from. NCBA should pull out of this lawsuit immediately. I’m asking cattlemen and beef consumers to contact our NCBA state affiliate, the South Dakota Beef Industry Council, and tell them NCBA should drop this attack on a law that USA producers and consumers overwhelmingly support. Their address is PO Box 7051, Pierre, SD 57501, or just call them at 605-224-4722. Sincerely, /s/ Holly Waddell Near Bison, South Dakota 605-244-5475 hwaddell@sdplains.com
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Autumn chicken baked sweet potato harvest beets tossed salad w/dressing mandarin oranges
Drown and Schorzmann announce engagement
The Bison Courier • Thursday, July 18, 2013 • Page 3
Farmers Union announces Perkins County Camp date
For decades, cooperative businesses have had a dramatic impact on the South Dakota economy and the well-being of our rural communities. That’s why Farmers Union organizations from across the state host annual day camps for children to learn about cooperative business and the important role they play in South Dakota. This year’s theme: “Farmers Union is our name, Cooperation is our game,” shows the emphasis the family farm organization places on working together toward a common goal. All children age 8 and up are invited to attend Perkins County Farmers Union day camp scheduled Thursday, August 9, 2013 at the Albert Bentley Building in Bison, SD to learn about cooperation and other topics like financial literacy, agriculture and leadership. This year’s camp will include a number of fun and educational activities for young people. The registration fee will be $10.00. Registration will begin at 9:00 am with camp from 9:30 am -4:00 pm. Campers are asked to bring sturdy shoes for other activities. “Many of our rural communities in South Dakota rely on cooperative business for fuel, food, electricity, telecommunications and other services,” said Bonnie Geyer, State Education Director. “We hope young people will attend the camp to learn many important lessons and life skills that they can apply to their own lives. They’ll learn about teamwork, agriculture, leadership and other skills while having fun in a safe and friendly environment.” Campers will participate in cooperative games and hands-on team building activities including a human board game to teach young people about Farmers Union, cooperatives and financial literacy where they will test their financial knowledge. The young people will also do a craft project where they will decorate their own wooden bank to promote saving money. All campers will receive a free T-shirt, and a snack. Campers will walk away with wonderful memories and a greater understanding of the importance of cooperation. Registration forms can be found online at www.sdfu.org.You can also pick them up at your local Farmers Union Insurance office, or your local cooperative. Pre-register by calling the Perkins 4-H Extension office at (605) 244-5622. For more information contact Farmers Union State Education Director Bonnie Geyer at 605-352-6761 ext. 125 or email her at bgeyer@sdfu.org
Bob and Camille Drown are excited to announce the engagement of their son Samuel Drown to Heidi Schorzmann, daughter of James and Joanne Schorzmann of Mitchell, SD. The couple met in Sioux Falls while Heidi was attending nursing school and Sam was working at Elite Business Systems. The couple currently resides in Rapid City, SD, where Heidi is a Pediatric Nurse at the hospital and Sam works at Dakota Business Center as a Service Technician. The couple are planning an October 12th wedding at the Presbyterian church in Mitchell, SD.
Garden Gate
With the welcome moisture some of us have enjoyed this summer comes those pesky mosquitoes! In fact lately the mosquitoes out number the rain drops here a few miles south of Bison. Although it is quite dry around our place the mosquitoes are plentiful and precautions must be taken if you want to be outdoors. Avoid being bitten by female mosquitoes! Female mosquitoes must have a blood meal in order to reproduce. Male mosquitoes feed on plant nectar and do not bite humans. South Dakota has 44 known species of mosquitoes. The western encephalitis mosquito Culex tarsalis is perhaps the main vector of West Nile virus and is present in all South Dakota. South Dakota has experienced thousands of cases of West Nile disease including several deaths since 2002 when the virus first appeared in South Dakota. 2013 has already seen it first victims. Mosquito control should be considered by every home owner and gardener. The following are some steps to minimize mosquito misery: • Use personal insect repellents and avoid times of peak mosquito activity. These are the most effective steps in reducing risk. • Eliminate standing water, where possible, to reduce mosquito numbers. Consider treating stagnant water that cannot be drained with an approved larvacide.
Slap That Lady!
• Finally, in special instances, consider chemical control of adult mosquitoes. Using chemicals around the home and yard is the least effective and shortest-lasting protection, but when outdoor activities are planned, this approach can be used in combination with the previous methods. The best control of these pests is to reduce the breeding environment which is the presence of water by removing of all standing water and treating your rain barrel with an appropriate larvacide such as proteins derived from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp israelensis or Bti. These products are commonly sold as granules or preformed blocks that release the Bti protein when placed in water. The Bti protein is toxic only to mosquito wrigglers and the larvae of certain aquatic flies such as midges and black flies. It has no harmful effects on humans, horses, fish, tadpoles, frogs, crustaceans, snails, or other non-target aquatic animals. If you are planning an outdoor activity you might consider barrier or residual treatments of mosquito resting areas for short-term reduction of mosquito numbers. A home barrier treatment generally is an application of a labeled insecticide onto mosquito resting areas (long grass, shady areas, heavy foliage (think gardens) around the yard and home with an ordinary household sprayer, hose-end sprayer, or ready-to use container equipped with a spray gun. The most com-
mon insecticides for home use contain the active ingredients bifenthrin, cyfluthrin, deltamethrin, lamda-cyhalothrin, or permethrin. How can you control mosquitoes without chemicals? We will explore that next week. Submitted by Karen Englehart, Master Gardener, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service
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Hours to change at County Courthouse
By Beth Hulm Beginning August 1, the court house in Bison will close at noon on Fridays. Employees will make up the lost hours by opening at 7:30 a.m. Monday – Friday and taking only a 30 minute noon hour. County Commissioners will give the new schedule a test drive over the next few months before the changes become permanent. Also last week, during a threehour meeting of the County Commission, a couple of new employees were introduced. Kelly Schumacher, a South Dakota native and graduate of SDSU, is the new 4H/Youth Advisor. She is hired by the State of South Dakota on a cost-share basis with Perkins and Harding Counties and splits her time between the two. Schumacher lives in Harding County and drives to Bison three days every week. Extension chairwoman Geraldine Peck accompanied her to the board room to request mileage reimbursement. Most employees would not be eligible for mileage reimbursement for getting to their job but Commissioners recognized that working in both counties is part of Schumacher’s job description. She is required to travel between the offices at Bison and Buffalo. Quick calculations by Chairman Mike Schweitzer were that it would cost approximately $300/mo. to reimburse Schumacher’s mileage on the days that she comes to Bison and they agreed to pay it. Schumacher’s secretary in Bison is Becca Veal. She, too, stepped in to meet the county’s five-man governing board. She told the men, “I’m super busy.” Veal is also the secretary in the State’s Attorney’s Bison office. Her boss, Shane Penfield, said, ‘She’s learning fast” and she’s “extremely busy.” Rownea Gerbracht, Director of Equalization, informed the board of a vacancy in her office. Deputy Assessor Janelle Goddard began a new job at Bison School this month. Deputy II, Jeannette Krueger, has stepped up into the vacancy. Gerbracht will begin advertising for a third person for her office. Gerbracht also reported on a recent technology assessment, which, she said, was a good review of “what we have and where we want to see ourselves going.” She offered to do a demonstration of satellite imaging software at the August meeting. There is 80/20 grant money available for updates. Commissioners passed a resolution to accept an official plat for the future “Prairie View Park,” located in Perkins County just south of Hettinger on Highway 75, as presented by developer/investor Thomas Rusch, Haynes, ND. Rusch doesn’t expect that the entire 120-space trailer court will be completed “in my lifetime,” but construction will begin next spring on the first 20 lots. A second resolution was discussed but not acted on. Highway Superintendent Tracy Buer is anxious to start a Capital Accumulation fund, as allowed by law, to set funds aside each year in anticipation of resurfacing the Bixby Road, southwest of Bison. He is suggesting $200,000 -$250,000 annually in county funds to be paired with money from the State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP), which could double the amount saved each year. A couple of Commissioners voiced reservations. They want to look at available monies after other current road projects (Theater Road and Railway St. in Lemmon) are finalized. A resolution regarding the Bixby Road can be made up until the end of this calendar year for the first payment. Commissioners rounded out their meeting last week listening to more budget requests from several additional departments and entities. Visiting the board room were Bison’s Firemen, Bison’s Economic Development, Tri-County Conservation District, the Perkins County Sheriff and the State’s Attorney. Bison’s Volunteer Fire Department was represented by Chief David Kopren, Allan Palmer and Luke Clements. Kopren said, “Our expenses just keep going up and you know where fuel prices are.” The men cited loan payments on a new truck, building maintenance, aging equipment and certifications. “We’re running on a pretty tight budget,” Palmer said. Their request for 2014 is up $5,000 from the $20,000 that they received last year. Bison Economic Development has hired a part-time director and is busy making plans and writing grants for improvements in Bison and the surrounding area. The group was represented by Brandi Baysinger, Director, and Rachel Eggebo, Board Chairman. Their goal is “getting people to realize what we have in our county and in our area.” They have found a potential investor to create more housing in Bison, they are discussing improvements at Owen Lake to create a recreation area and they want to build bike trials along the White Butte and Bixby Roads. They are working with DOT for more highway signage. They hope to start a community foundation for donations that would be put to use throughout the area. An excited Baysinger said, “There are so many ideas!” She also hopes that collaboration amongst Perkins County, the Town of Bison and Economic Development could help secure grants for the Coleman Avenue project, which would include sidewalks. There is a website and a Facebook page for following Bison Economic Development’s progress. Visit www.bisonsd.com or w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / b i s o n s d . Baysinger said, “Our web site is very pretty.” Commissioner Brad Besler told the women, “I appreciate your enthusiasm.” They are asking for $15,000 from county coffers next year. Tri County Conservation’s Rod Giesler turned in an $11,759.73 request for 2014. In 2013, the District received $2,850. Giesler expects a “substantial” cut from Meade County. “There’s going to be some changes,” he said. The Sheriff and the State’s Attorney suggested little change to their current budget requests.
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Bella Vista Village, 2 & 3 Br
Elderly 62+, Disables & Handicap Housing
LEAD Timberland Apts, 2 & 3 Br Gold Mountain Apts, 1 Br
Elderly 62+, Disables & Handicap Housing
STURGIS NEWELL Grand & Green Valley Apt, 1 Br * Bluff’s Edge Apts, 1Br Elderly 62+, Disabled & Handicap Housing Heritage Acres, 1 & 2 Br Elderly 62 & Handicap Housing SPEARFISH Butte Ridge Apts, 2 Br Iron Creek Plaza, 2 Br * Hunter’s Run Townhouses, 3 Br * Rolling Hills Apts, 2 & 3 Br Elderly 62+, Disabled & Handicap Housing Lookout Mountain view, 1 Br Elderly 62+, Disables & Handicap Housing WHITEWOOD Chiang Apts, 2 Br FAITH Countryside Estates, 1Br McLAUGHLIN LEMMON McLaughlin Manor, 1 Br Westside Apt, 1 & 2 Br
The Bison Courier • Thursday, July 18, 2013 • Page 5
Obituary Lorraine Carlson
Jensen of Sorum, South Dakota. She and Dewayne Carlson of Bison, South Dakota, were married July 2, 1931, in Rapid City. She is survived by a son, Wade Carlson and (special friend, Margaret Joseph); a granddaughter, Mackenzie (Jason) Grimes; her two beloved great-granddaughters; nieces; and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant son, Craig; a sister, Joan Meyer; a brother, Reed Jensen; and her parents. At her request there will be no funeral services. Celebrate her life by doing a random act of kindness. Love you forever ~ Mom. Black Hills Funeral Home in Sturgis is in charge of arrangements. An online guest register is available at www.blackhillsfuneralhome.com.
Relay for Life
You are invited to support the American Cancer Society “Relay for Life” on August 2nd from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Lemmon Lions field. Our speaker this year is Ron Holdahl. Concessions will be provided by the Alaska cafe and music by Bart Damjanovich. Luminaries are now on sale at the Dacotah Bank, Bank of the West or from any team member. The Luminary cost is $10.00 each or 3 for $25.00. There will also be a silent auction on baskets donated by team members. Anyone can place a bid on the baskets so come join in the fun as we celebrate and honor our area cancer survivors. “Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back”, for a cure for cancer.
Do you have talent? Oh yes, you have talent because that is one of God's gifts that everyone receives at birth. The definition of talent is a special creative or artistic aptitude or characteristic. This year at Vacation Bible School (VBS) the children will be using that talent. The youth of Bison, ages 4-12, are invited to come to our VBS at Christ Lutheran Church on Main Street. The school runs from July 22 - July 25 from 9 a.m to 11:30 a.m daily. The program this year is called “Tiny-Bit-O-Talent”. Adults and teens from Sarah Juergen's, hometown congregation, of Fairfax, MN, St. John's Lutheran Church will be assisting the children at the program. The children attending the program will learn about different people from the Bible that used their special talent to serve God. They will be hearing about Miriam who loved to sing. Ruth who loved to be a friend. Isahiah who loved to tell others about God. And also, Tabitha who loved to serve others. Each day the children will work on and perfect a skit that will be performed on Thursday, July 25th at 11 a.m. Everyone in the community is invited to attend the show and a great display of the children's Godgiven talent. Christ Lutheran Church of Bison is very appreciative that the St. John's Lutheran Church youth group is coming to Bison. The group however is just staying a week in Bison, then they will be traveling to Sheridian, WY. In Sheridian they will be handing out flyers for the WELS church there. From Sheridian they are going to Yellowstone for a youth group camping trip. Next, they will travel throughout Mount Rushmore to Rapid City to do some canvasing for the WELS church there before traveling back to Minnesota. Prayers are welcome, that they have a safe trip as one of the VBS teacher's is Sarah Juergen's niece.
Lorraine Carlson, 82, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at her home from complications of cancer. She was born in Hettinger, North Dakota, to Otto and Beatrice
Many people who read the word yawn or yawning begin to feel the urge to yawn.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 7:30 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
Did you know the first bullet proof vest and windshield wiper blades were both invented by women.
Saturday evening service at Indian Creek - 5:00 p.m. • Rosebud - 7:00 p.m. Sunday morning services at American - 8:30 a.m. • Grand River Lutheran
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Dana Lockhart
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Pastors Perspective
In the book Matthew there is recorded what is labeled “The Sermon on the Mount”. This might have been one sermon or a summary of thoughts from more than one sermon. Whichever it is really is not the important thing but it is the message He gives to believers. The message of salvation had not changed; there was the need of repentance of sin and the receiving of the grace of forgiveness provided through Christ alone. Many of the things recorded in the “Sermon on the Mount” deal with how a believer should live, not a list of does and don’ts to gain salvation. If you read chapter 5 through chapter 7, which I recommend, you will see many instructions for living our Christian life. Jesus goes through this whole sermon with all these instructions and when He gets to the end gives some very understandable and important instructions. 7:24-Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. (The rock or foundation is God’s Word and the message it brings). 26-But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash. We know how important a good foundation is when we build a building. We know that wind and storms hit these buildings and they are stressed to the limits and beyond but the foundation is very important. The same is with our lives, where is our foundation? Is it found for us in what we own or what we do or is it found in the foundation of God’s Word? The storms of life will still come but with our foundation in God’s Word we are better equipped to face these storms that come our way.
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.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
Pastor Henry Mohagen Slim Buttes Free Lutheran Church Reva, South Dakota
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor David Moench
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 - 10:30 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Reva • Worship Service - 9:00 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. Worship Service -9:30 a.m.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
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.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
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Local business featured in state retail publication
Give us a little background on you and your business Ernest: When I was in high school in the 1930s, John Jackson owned the store, and I stocked shelves in the store. When I was 21, I got my greeting card from Uncle Sam. I was over there in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, and France for four years, 1941-1945. Carl Knudson worked here the same time I did. Carl wrote to me while I was in the Service. He says, “When you come home, we’ll buy this place from John.” He didn’t have any money. I had mustering-out pay, that’s all the money I had. But the Jacksons knew my family and kind of took a liking to me I guess, so they let Carl and I buy the place from them after I came back from the Army. That was in ‘45. Dennis: I started working here, sacking potatoes, when I was in the third grade, then proceeded to do more and more. Then I went to college. I went to Brookings for two years and went to Black Hills three years, then I came back and started butchering. I worked in the back cutting meat for four years, then I’ve been up front for 36 more. In the mid 1970s, we bought the cafe next door and more than doubled the size of the store. This is obviously a family business. Dennis: I have three brothers, Kevin, Rene and Blane, and we are all in the business. (A sister, Virginia, was also part of the business, but died of leukemia). Ernest: They pretty much grew up in the business. They knew how to work. What are your hours? Dennis: Usually 7 to 6, Monday through Friday. We close early on Saturdays, at 3. We have a guy that lives 35 miles south of here, and he’ll be here at 6 in the morning with his beef, so then we’ll be here earlier. You’re known for your meat department. Dennis: We actually butcher the meat at the store. People buy it from the farmer and we process it, and they come and get it. We also ship meat to customers. We just shipped meat to Mexico and to Virginia. Ernest: We make summer sausage, beef sticks, wieners, and everything in the book. At first, I went out in the country, butchering. I had a ‘46 Ford with a trailer, and I went out in the country and shot the beef, and butchered it. Now we do it all here, from the time the critter is unloaded at the chute in back. And we have a big cooler to hang up the critters. I tell people this cooler is the meat house for Perkins County. What other grocery stores are in the area? Dennis: Hettinger is 44 miles, Lemmon is 44, Buffalo is 53, Faith is 53 miles. And Timber Lake is about 80 miles. What’s your biggest challenge? Dennis: It’s so easy to travel any more. People just love to drive. People will drive to Rapid City to go to a movie. What’s your biggest reward? Dennis: To have a satisfied customer and they come back, that’s the biggest reward. If they’re happy, I’m happy. If somebody wants something, we go find it. I enjoy what I do. And why are you a member of SDRA? Dennis: They look after our best interests. If there’s something going on that we should know about, I don’t have time to pay a whole lot of attention, but with SDRA we have somebody in Pierre to keep the politicians in line, hopefully!
At age 93, Ernest Kari can still be found hard at work every day. Dennis usually minds the store up front.
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Local talent competes at Country Showdown
Guest Columnist
Amy Kirk is a ranch wife from Custer, South Dakota. “Cindy’s Place” and Other Annoying Sounds
sometimes the other outfit’s cows, or sometimes cows from both cattle operations—pushed through the edge of the unit’s fence and drifted east, where they’re not supposed to be. What’s worse is that there’s no water source except any standing water in road ditches from recent rains. In truth, the mention of cows in Alberson Valley, where cows are allowed to graze—just not past the east fence—located a mile or so west of Cindy’s, is equally painful if not more cringe-worthy to hear. Alberson Valley is now owned by the government, but the homesteader’s name is still used as a reference point. The Alberson fence needs replaced badly and nobody wants to put up the money to rebuild fence on leased ground that gets used only a couple of months all year. Who wants to spend money to build a new fence on leased ground, especially since the cost of fencing materials have gone up the lease’s continued availability is unknown? The fence has been spliced, fixed, and cobbled together, but these repairs don’t solve the problem. As a result, cows occasionally get out, especially after it rains and fills up low spots in the dirt road that parallels the fence on the outside. Every low spot in the road holds enough rain to make cows too lazy to leave the area for a drink at the stock tanks farther west of Alberson. When there’s water available on the oh-so-close other side of the fence, cows put pressure on the weak fence to get a drink close by. Once they get through they graze there, bask in the trees’ shade, and sometimes meander over to Cindy’s for a visit. Every year at the annual meeting with the government entity we lease from, Alberson fence is discussed. It was suggested once, that they would supply fencing materials and we would do the re-fencing. At one point, there was even talk of redoing the road for logging access; necessitating a new fence, but these appear to be a government deal: overpromised and under-delivered. In the meantime, the fence continues to deplete our baling wire supply. I can tell you that the grass isn’t any greener on the other side of the fence, just that the water’s closer on the other side of the fence.
Sara and Anna Hatle of Meadow sang Traveling Soldier and Cry, Cry, Cry. They are the daughters of Julie and Arlen Hatle.
The sound of fingernails scraping on a chalkboard is just about as unpleasant to listen to as hearing the words, “Cindy’s Place.” Cindy’s Place is the namesake of the last person who lived in the location not far from our summer lease’s fence line and is a reference point I dread hearing. After Cindy and her family vacated the premises, the dilapidated home was torn down and the surrounding area was cleaned up, but Cindy’s former address is still used when reporting bad news about the location of livestock. When my husband returns from morning cow-checking or we get a phone call from the other cow outfit we share our Forest Service lease with, and they inform me that cows were found in Cindy’s, I cringe. If I come upon a small bunch of cows at Cindy’s while doing the morning cow-checking, I get that same sarcastic “Oh, great,” feeling, but when the news comes from someone else, I imagine the situation being much worse. It’s never a good sign when cattle have reached Cindy’s. It means cows—sometimes just ours,
Charlotte Johnson of Bison sang Folsum Prison and Chasin that Neon Rainbow. Charlotte is the daughter of Cathy and Les Johnson.
Cold weather makes fingernails grow faster.
Dr. Jason M. Hafner Dr. David J. Prosser
1st & 3rd Wed. of the month 2nd & 4th Wed. of the month
Buffalo Clinic
Faith Clinic
“Our sales are every day” CC Flooring
Highway 12 • Hettinger 701-567-2677 carpet • vinyl • hardwood • ceramics
Bison School District has the following positions available:
C oaches: Head Boys Basketball and Ass't. Head Girls Basketball and Ass't. Head Football and Ass't. Ass't. Volleyball Athletic Director
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Storm Sewer Project
continued from page 1 landowner's fence in the right of way of the project. The board is going to ask the engineer to send a letter to this landowner to have him remove the fence. The board does not plan on taking any legal action toward the landowner at this time. Landphere also explained to the board that the culverts they plan on using will be the flared type. These kind of culverts will be easier to mow around and the snow plows won't hit them either. The board also got the plans back from Interstate Engineering for the Lagoon Sanitary Sewer Project. The engineer recommends that the project should start with lining the lagoon and putting fabric on the slopes. The board has a lot of unanswered questions and would like Interstate Engineering to attend the next meeting which is set for August 5. Beth Hulm also informed the board that quarterly reports need to be done to continue to receive the grant money. The reports are to include the current progress and future progress. Three people have turned in applications for the maintenance job. The board plans to interview those applicants an hour before the 7 o' clock meeting on August 5. The last item discussed was all the unmowed lots in town. The board wants to remind everyone that it’s the landowner’s responsibility to keep these mowed up. So construction will soon begin on the storm water project and the main street is going to look like a jigsaw puzzle for awhile but the alley ways will be accessible for travel and emergency situations.
Area kids make postcards
Back row: Grace Juergens, Olivia Seidel, Maddie Hulm, Whitney Thompson, Abby Thompson, Zoey Kopren, Julia Carmichael. Front row: Daemik Wells, Cooper Mackaben, Marcella Wells, Trucker Hulm, Sierra Hendrickson, Kyle Stadler, Cheyanne Hendrickson, Hannah Juergens, Paisley Seim. By Lita Wells Stacy Kvale, public library librarian, read the story Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett on Wednesday July 10th at the Summer Reading Program for Preschool to 2nd grade. The book was about a meerkat named Sunny, who reports back to his family via postcards about the places he’s visited. With this story in the children minds, the children colored pictures on a postcard that the library provided. Stacy Kvale and her family will be sending the postcard by mail to the children on their trip to California. So keep your eye out in your mailbox for your child’s postcard. Along their trip they will also be taking the gnome Norm with them. Pictures of Norm’s trip will be posted on Facebook under the Bison Public Library page. Parents are encouraged to go on this page with their children. All the children have been introduced to Norm during a recent program at the Public Library. The Public Library will continue to have the summer reading program while Kvale is away. Elizabeth Gunn will be conducting the program for the children. Parents, remember to continue to read books to the younger kids to earn credits to shop at the Public Library’s gift store. Older children just need the encouragement to continue reading.
Stacey Kvale reading Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett. A meerkat reports back to his family via postcards, telling about the relatives he visits.
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Just Dig It! At the Library
Bison Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, Dig Into Reading, is off to a great start! So far 240 books have been read by area kids, Preschool through second grade. Not that it’s a competition, but those incoming Kindergartners are reading the most with 90 books! Kids who have turned in their reading logs have earned credit to shop in the library store with prizes including candy, drink coolers, ear buds, LED flashlights, games and even gift cards. Thanks to donations from community organizations like; Eastern Star, Town and Country CFEL, Hurry & Hustle and the Master Gardeners, kids will have incentive to keep reading before school starts and reduce summer learning loss. Check the paper for upcoming programs on Wednesdays for Preschool - 2nd grade and Fridays for 3rd - 6th graders. It’s not too late to turn in your reading logs! The public library will be accepting them until school starts for all students through High School.
Anna Hatle helps kids with an I Spy game.
Tammy Buer and Granddaughter Haven are ready to make ice cream in a bag.
Public Library store items
Play Dough, Glow sticks requires 2 credits each.
Markers, Squirt guns, Color roll, Bubble wand require 3 credits each.
Soccer ball bowling was one of the many fun games.
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Flashlight fan and drink cooler require 12 credits each. Ear buds, bike flashlights and Dry Erase Board require 9 credits each.
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continued from page 1 most fires will follow the path of the wires to the electrical panels. So if the students need to escape by using the stairs, they have the possibility of being blocked by fires. These two items need to be brought up to standards even if the school just renovates. The lighting also fits under this category and is need of updating. Bren was very surprised that the school still had fluorescent lights. Fluorescent lights use a lot of energy and create more heat. He was really excited that the school had installed emergency lighting however he noticed that some areas were lacking visibility. For fires he saw that the school has the old pull switch kind of alarms that makes the siren go off but never could find any strobe lights that let the hearing impaired know about fires. For the communication within the school Bren commented that the school didn't have a intercom system, a speaker in the ceiling, because using the phone system is the old way of doing things. The clocks could also be improved with a self correcting system, so everyone could be on the same time. Bren was very glad to see that the school had video surveillance. Anyone that has ever visited or worked at the school during the wintertime has experienced the three temps throughout the school. Hot, cold, and warm are the temperatures in different classrooms. Some classrooms in the wintertime can be 80-85 degree's, as where others are wearing their coats to stay warm. This is due to the insulation of the building and the out dated coal furnace and boiler pipes throughout the school. The heating system that the school is currently using is a 1977 model and the company no longer exists. Steve Tebben said, “It's going to get to a point
TSP Engineering
where no replacement parts will be available.” The boiler is the back up heat and when the boiler goes bad, it's gonna go in the dead of the winter. As everyone has learned heat rises and the roof is leaking. The roof 's life cycle is up and there is no patch work left. The roof of the high school and elementary needs to be replaced. It is leaking when it rains and when the snow melts in the spring. This causes fire hazards, safety issues and mold, which can affect the students and the staff. The problem area that started this ball rolling is the shop classroom. The shop is at the point of no fixing. After it had been closed all summer the TSP workers could hardly step foot into the building due to the smell of the mold. The school board has considered using the mobile units through North West Area schools company but that is a payment of $70,000 a year and there are only so many units that are available to a certain number of schools. TSP is going to try to incorporate a shop into the existing school but there is no safe area to put it, as it has its own standards and regulations. These are just some of the area's of concern addressed at Thursday's meeting. More could be wrote but I feel the school board/public will get more answers when TSP comes back with their proposals of renovation verses the price of a new school. TSP and the board plan to have a public meeting to cover areas I may have missed. If a new school is going to be built, the school board has decided that they own enough property to place the school . They are projecting that they will place the new school where the football field is now. However, by doing this that leaves no place for a football/track field. So, for the football field, they would have to purchase more land or maybe someone from the com-
munity would be willing to donate the land. Still another question to be answered. A new school would give our children a much better learning environment. Larger class room space to occupy 20-25 students per room; as some high school classes have up to 24 kids in the classes now. Better ventilation would help the students get more fresh air and not get so sleepy. Fresh air ventilation would also help to get rid of germs that keep the common cold hanging around all year long. New LED lights could also be used for better lighting that wouldn't add heat to the rooms. The board also talked about the possablity of a restroom in each classroom, which would house a bathroom, water fountain, sink, and storage cabinets. The classroom bathrooms would really benefit the younger classes as the teacher could assist/supervise the children's toiletry needs while still instructing the classroom. For safety reasons and to cover the school assets a sprinkler system could also be constructed. The shop room would be built according to code and the students wouldn't have to pass through traffic to get back to the main school, as it is now. The school would also be up to code and most of all the ADA issues would be resolved for the students, staff and community. A library could also be more than a traditional library but also a media center. The million dollar question is IF the school decides to renovate, when would they do the work. Could the school afford to shut down for a year to renovate or would the workers do it in 3 month stretches for 5 to 7 years? TSP said that if renovation is done in 3 month stretches it could get very expensive. The meeting was wrapped up by signing the contracts for a math teacher and a music teacher. The math teacher is Eric Terrell, he is moving from Texas to hopefully get the Bison math program back on track. His daughter is a Special Ed teacher in Mission, S.D. so hopefully he is ready to settle in Bison for some years to come. The music teacher, Brian Holder is coming from Massachusetts and currently holds a P.H.D. Holder will also be helping with the Spanish class. Remember, the teachers are the only thing that was approved. All the issues with the school are still in the planning phase and no firm decisions will be made until all avenues are explored.
Play Dough
1 1/2 Cup water 2 Cups Baking Soda 1 Cup Cornstarch Mix together, bring to a boil,it will come together like a mashed potato consistency. It takes about 4-5 minutes. dump onto a piece of wax paper, and add coloring.
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KINDERGARTEN: Several #2 pencils, 1 large eraser, 1 box of 8 crayons, 1 pair scissors, 3 large glue sticks, 1 box washable markers, 1 backpack or school bag, 1 large box Kleenex, 1 pair gym shoes, 1 spiral notebook GRADE ONE: 1 box 48 crayons, 1 box washable markers, 1 tablet, several No. 2 pencils, several glue sticks, set of 24 colored pencils, pair of scissors, a big eraser, gym shoes, 1 box of Kleenex, Clorox wipes, school box GRADE TWO: 1 pair of sharp scissors, 1 box 24 crayons,1 box of Kleenex, No. 2 pencils, box of erasers that fit on pencils, glue sticks, 1 box Crayola markers, school box, colored pencils, 2 wide ruled notebooks, gym shoes, clipboard, 3x3 sticky notes 3 pack, 1 box gallon Ziploc bags. GRADE THREE: 3 spiral bound notebooks (wide-ruled), 1 pkg loose leaf paper (wide ruled), box 24 crayons, 1 box washable markers, 1 pack of colored pencils, 1 supply box (pencils, crayons, etc.), 1 highlighter, scissors, 2 pocket folders (NO PRONGS), 1 box of Kleenex, 1 large package of BLACK dry erase markers, 1 eraser, 1 box of No. 2 pencils, glue sticks, 18 oz. bottle hand sanitizer, 1 container Clorox Wipes, gym shoes, box of erasers that fit on pencils. GRADE FOUR: large eraser, compass, protractor, No. 2 pencils, scissors, Ruler (standard and metric measurement), 1 container Clorox wipes, gym shoes, 1 box of Kleenex, 1 box 24 crayons, 2- glue sticks, set of 12 colored pencils, fine tip markers, 4 pocket folders, 4- wide ruled spiral notebooks, composition book GRADE FIVE: large eraser, 3 spiral notebooks, compass, protractor, No. 2 pencils, ruler (standard and metric measurements), gym shoes, 1 box of Kleenex, 1 box 24 crayons, glue sticks, set of 12 colored pencils, fine tip markers, 2 pocket folders, 1 container Clorox wipes, 1- 4 x 6 OR 5 x 7 notebook to use as a journal, scissors GRADE SIX: compass, clear protractor, eraser, No. 2 pencils, 1 highlighter, glue sticks, 1 large box Kleenex, colored pencils (set of 12), scissors, 1 1/2” 3 ring binder, 2 pkgs loose leaf college ruled paper, 3 notebooks, 3 pocket folders, gym shoes, ruler, locker shelf/boxes, planner. 7TH & 8TH GRADES: 1 large 3 ring binder (to accommodate all classes), 2 packages loose leaf paper, pencils & extra lead, 1 - 2 pocket folder for each class, pens, colored pencils or markers, 10 page dividers/tabs, 1 box of Kleenex, 1 pkg loose 3x5 notecards, 1 extra fine point black sharpie, 1 fine point black sharpie, art eraser, sketchbook, 1 pencil pouch that fits in 3 ring binder, ruler, scientific calculator, planner. No Notebooks. 1 USB jump drive/flash drive, gym shoes (non-marking), gym clothes (full t-shirt & shorts), 1 pkg highlighters, Exacto knife w/safety cap, 1 set wire bound 3x5 index cards. HS: 1 extra fine point black sharpie, 1 black sharpie, sketchbook, indoor & outdoor gym shoes, gym clothes (full t-shirt & shorts), pkg of highlighters, 4 G jump drive/flash drive, fine point sharpies. Box of Kleenex, scientific calculator, pens & pencils. Ag Structures & Ag Metals - pair of earplugs, leather gloves, 1 set wirebound 3 x 5 index cards. Art - Exacto knife with safety cap, pencil pouch
A challenging year for wheat
SDSU Extension held a series of Wheat Walks June 11 and 12 near Delmont, Ideal, Dakota Lakes Research Farm and Gettysburg. Attendees received a wealth of information from the Extension personnel and others involved, were provided with a large offering of handout material, and given the opportunity to interact with the specialists present to get their questions answered. Wheat Walk Summary While a large number of winter wheat acres were abandoned in the spring of 2013, spring rains transformed the remaining fields and the majority of spring wheat fields into respectable condition. Follow results on Facebook: SDSU Extension Agronomist, Nathan Mueller started a Facebook page where growers can follow growing season updates and have access to variety trial results much sooner than they will see them published. Pest & Disease update: Emmanuel Byamukama, SDSU Extension Plant Pathology Specialist found low levels of tanspot in the fields visited, and reported that while both leaf and stripe rust have been found in Nebraska, they had yet to move north and have not been reported in South Dakota. Producers will want to be on the lookout for rust and can visit the Cereal Disease Laboratory website: w w w . a r s . u s d a . g o v /Main/docs.htm?docid=9757 to monitor its progress. Growers who have wheat planted into corn, wheat, grain sorghum or millet residue will also want to monitor their risk for scab, and can periodically visit the Fusarium Head Blight Prediction Center: www.wheatscab.psu.edu to do so. A few fields near where the wheat walks were held had some level of wheat streak mosaic virus. Cutworms had not posed a problem for winter wheat growers in 2013, aphids were currently present but in low numbers, and the grasshopper risk for this year is low to moderate. Research trials are also being conducted to evaluate various new fertility products that have come on the market in recent years such as ESN. The big issue in the weeds area is herbicide resistance and the efforts being directed to develop control options. These events were partially funded by the South Dakota Wheat Commission, with contributions from Agland Coop, Winner Seed, Simplot Soil Builders, Country Pride Coop, AgriPro Wheat and Northern Plains Coop. Farm Credit of Pierre also attended one of the walks and provided refreshments. Altogether, approximately 80 producers, agronomists, crop consultants and chemical representatives attended the events and gained information on wheat production. SDSU Extension Specialists contributing to the program included Nathan Mueller, Extension Agronomist, Ruth Beck, Agronomy Field Specialist, Emmanuel Byamukama, Extension Plant Pathologist, Bob Fanning, Plant Pathology Field Specialist, Connie Strunk, Plant Pathology Field Specialist, Ada Szczepaniec, Extension Entomologist, Ron Gelderman, Extension Soils Specialist, Darrell Deneke, IPM Coordinator, and Mark Rosenberg, Weeds Field Specialist. Dwayne Beck, Manager of the Dakota Lakes Research Farm, hosted the event at that location, and Randy Englund, Executive Director of the South Dakota Wheat Commission, attended each of the walks and provided a report from the Wheat Commission. Clair Stymiest, from AgriPro Wheat, attended the walk at the Dakota Lakes Research Farm and provided information on the AgriPro program and the varieties they have to offer. For the next opportunity to gain information on wheat production, visit iGrow.org and watch for upcoming crop tours across the state.
Turtle Cookie Bars
Crust: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 2nd Layer 1 cup pecan halves or chopped pecans 2/3 cup butter 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 cup milk chocolate morsels Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine first 3 ingredients in a mixing bowl; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Pat mixture firmly into an ungreased 13x9 inch pan. Arrange pecans over crust. Combine 2/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly. Cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour mixture over pecans. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Remove from oven; sprinkle with chocolate morsels. Let stand 2-3 minutes or until slightly melted. Gently swirl chocolate with a knife, leaving some morsels whole (do not spread). Let cool on a wire rack at room temperature until chocolate is set. Cut into squares.
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Agreement” with Bison School and to have it notarized. Carried. The agreement is for transporting area youth to Open Swimming at the Hettinger Pool, which, for this summer, is July 22, 24, 26, 29, 31 and Aug. 2. Revised Culvert Policy: 068 – 2013 - Kopren moved, Butsavage seconded to approve the first reading of a new culvert policy as follows: “Landowners are responsible to purchase and install city-approved culverts only after seeking the approval of the Town Board.” Carried. Nuisance Committee: 069-2013 Butsavage moved, seconded by Clements to appoint Robert Froning to the nuisance committee. Carried. ing, $238.55; Bison Economic Development, subsidy, $10,000; Bison Food, supp, $28.93; Bison Grain Co., supp, $5,592.82; Bison Imp, repairs/supp, $14.94; Coca Cola, supp., $260.15; D&D Service, repairs, $226.40; Dakota Feed, supp., $662.12; DPFCU, util/postage/supp/prof fees, $494.31; Dakota Supply, equip., $1,010.07; Dept. of Rev., sales tax, $1,675.50; Ernest Kari, sewer bonds, $8,997.50; G&O, supp., $51.90; Geo. Gerbracht, sewer bonds, $840; Grand Electric, util/repairs/ins. claim, $8,154.53; Hettinger Candy, supp., $1,383.81; Hettinger Park Bd, swimming fees, $1,150; Jerome Bev., beer, $3,779.65; Johnson Bros., on/off/beer, misc, $1,599.85; Master Gardeners, supp, $17.50; MTI Dist, repairs, $116.91; NW Bev., beer, $5,031.30; NWSDRLA, prof. fees, $2,164.50; Pepsi, supp., $477.65; PCRWS, water/prof fees, $4,479.10; Republic, on/off sale, $2,164.50; Pepsi, supp., $656.65; PCRWS, water, Republic, on-off sale, $3,496.80; $2,299.96; SD Lottery, $1,495.73; Servall, prof. fees, $93.91; State Property Mgmt., truck, $10,800; WRCTC, util., $277.61.
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL: Chairman Juell Chapman called the regular monthly meeting of the Town Board to order at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2013. All other trustees - Luke Clements, Matt Butsavage, Mike Lockert and David Kopren - were present. Others present: Branden Landphere, Kyle Carmichael, Joel Larson, Rachel Eggebo, Brandi Baysinger, employees Heath McKinstry and Beth Hulm; and Gladys Jackson, press. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS RECITED BY ALL.
MINUTES: 063-2013 - Butsavage moved, seconded by Kopren to approve the June 10, 2013 minutes as corrected. Carried.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT: 0642013 – Chapman moved, seconded by Clements to approve the Financial Report as presented. Carried. The complete report is on file at City Hall.
STATUS REPORT: Trustees reviewed McKinstry’s written status report with him. The complete report is on file at City Hall. As a result of a recent water system on-site evaluation, McKinstry will write an emergency water plan for utilizing the Veal well in the event of an emergency. Batch chlorination procedures for disinfecting the well water will be included in that plan. UNFINISHED BUSINESS Summer Swimming contract: 0672013 –Clements moved, seconded by Kopren to authorize Chapman and Hulm to sign the “Amendment to Equipment and Service Exchange
BID OPENING: Butsavage moved, seconded by Clements to rescind June 10 motion #054-2013 due to incorrect advertising. Carried. (The advertising process was repeated, per previous board action, at direction of the City Attorney and Legislative Audits.) 7:30 p.m. – The following bids were received for mowing of airport hay, 60 acres more or less, surrounding the runway: Joel Larson, $526, Steven Senn, $567.33 and Jesse Carmichael, $650. Carried. (An additional bid from Ridge Veal was rejected due to mismarking of the envelope.) 065-2013 - Lockert moved, seconded by Kopren to accept Jesse Carmichael’s high bid of $650. Carried. 7:35 p.m. – Bids for city hay near the airport were received as follows: Ridge Veal, Tract 8 - $150.65 and Tract 9 - $166.65 and from Jesse Carmichael, Tracts 8 and 9 combined, for $200. 066-2013 – Clements moved, seconded by Chapman to accept Ridge Veal’s high bids on both tracts totaling $217.30. Carried.
DELEGATION: Dog Ordinance – Sheriff Kelly Serr was not present but Trustee Clements spoke on his behalf, sharing concerns about a new dog management ordinance. The sheriff will be invited to the August meeting. Bison Economic Development – Brandi Baysinger and Rachel Eggebo spoke on behalf of Bison Economic Development, sharing recently completed projects, a long list of possible projects and their ideas for securing grant money. They will be making a request for a subsidy in the town’s 2014 budget.
NEW BUSINESS Storm Sewer Pre-Construction meeting: KBM Engineering Allan Page and DENR representative Andrew Bruels will meet with Branden Landphere, BL Contracting, for a preconstruction meeting on Wednesday, July 10, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in City Hall, concerning the upcoming storm sewer project. Board members are welcome to attend and West River Telephone has also been invited. Roth 457: Trustees took no action for allowing employees to voluntarily join a Roth 457 retirement fund. If employees express an interest, it will be on the next agenda. Auto Supplement: 070-2013 – Chapman moved, seconded by Lockert to auto supplement a $6,022 insurance check into the liquor budget for a tent that was damaged during the Gala Day celebration. Carried. August meeting: The board will meet next on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. 2013 Airport Layout Plan: Committeeman Mike Lockert presented KLJ’s 2013 airport layout plan for review. SUMMER JOB APPLICATIONS/FULL-TIME POSITION 071-2013: Lockert moved, seconded by Butsavage to hire Kassidy Sarsland to serve as swimming chaperone for swimming lessons in Hettinger, ND, July 8-19, and for six sessions of open swimming, July 22 - Aug. 2, at $10 per hour; and to hire Rob Wedekind as summer help for the maintenance crew, also at $10 per hour. Carried. Trustees reviewed applications for a person to fill the full-time maintenance worker vacancy.
Art, Jane and Marilyn Christman attended the Boss Cowman rodeo Sunday afternoon. Kurt, Kiya and Irelyn Petik of Fond du Lac, WI arrived Sunday to spend the week visiting family and friends in the area. They, along with Jerry and Carolyn Petik were among supper guests at Tim and Charlotte Kvale's on Sunday evening to help Norman and Belle Kvale celebrate their 64th Wedding Anniversary. Jeri Lynn and Mirandi Bakken brought Darla and Reva Barnes and were Monday lunch guests and afternoon visitors at Petik's. Carolyn, Kiya, Irelyn and Kurt Petik took Darla and Reva home in the afternoon and visited with Barnes' and at Jim and Kim Petik's. They also stopped in at Lisa and Kavan Donohue's.
Meadow News .............By Tiss Treib
On Tuesday evening, Leah Petik arrived to join her family. Supper guests at Jerry and Carolyn's were Irene Young, DeJon, Jeri Lynn and Mirandi Bakken, Jim and Kim Petik, Mike and Dottie Barnes and daughters and the Kurt Petik family. Carolyn, Leah, Kiya and Irelyn Petik were Thursday afternoon visitors at Lisa Donohue's. Carolyn, Kiya and Irelyn attended the rodeo and fireworks in Lemmon on Friday evening. Saturday, Jerry, Carolyn, Kiya and Irelyn attended Boss Cowman activities and also visited with Irene Young. Sunday morning Kurt and family left for their home in Wisconsin. Daryl and Geraldine Storm were Sunday evening visitors at Petik's
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1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling 6 (8 inch) flour tortillas • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup butter • 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar • 1/2 cup water
Spoon about one heaping quarter cup of pie filling evenly down the center of each tortilla. Sprinkle with cinnamon; roll up, tucking in edges; and place seam side down in prepared dish. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, white sugar, brown sugar and water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes. Pour sauce over enchiladas and let stand 45 minutes. Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes, or until golden. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
Executive Session for personnel pursuant to SDCL 1-25-25(2): Butsavage moved, seconded by Chapman to go into executive session regarding a personnel matter at 9:45 p.m. Carried. Chairman Chapman declared the meeting back in open session at 9:50 p.m. Chapman adjourned the meeting at 9:55 p.m. ATTEST: APPROVED:
Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer Juell Chapman, Chairman
[Published July 18, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $81.56.]
CLAIMS: The following claims were presented and approved for payment. June payroll by dept – Board of Trustees, $850; Election workers, $160; Streets, Fin. Admin., $732.84; $2,138.86; Airport, $86.53; West Nile, $21; Parks & Rec., $463.21; Library, $746.34; Liquor, $5,745.78; Water, $606.89; Sewer, $426.77; Solid Waste, $1,574.98. Total FICA, $2,763.95; Health Ins, $500; SDRS, $634.80; Supp. Retirement, $35; Bison Bar, prof fees, $602.18; Bison Courier, publish-
OPEN FORUM: 1.) Lighting and a door for the museum are unfinished projects. 2.) McKinstry was asked to spray at Bison Country Club and to spray for Creeping Jenny and dandelions in the parks. 3.) The Commercial Club needs to be billed $5.80/1,000 gallons for 41,000 gallons used for the Mud Bog during Gala Days.
CORRESPONDENCE: Lockert explained a Memorandum of Understanding that the FAA recommends having on file to be signed by spray pilots, regarding air space. Each spray pilot and the Bison Town Board chairman would sign one, which would be kept on file to protect the town from liability issues that could arise regarding traffic patterns.
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Tiss Treib made a trip to Lemmon Wednesday afternoon and later visited at the home of Vern and Roni Klein. Jasmine Seim accompanied Tiss Treib to the Boss Cowman rodeo Friday evening. Later they met up with Nolan and Linda Seim and Logan at the tent. Tiss Treib accompanied Jodi and Lexi Johnson to the parade in Lemmon Saturday morning. Tiss Treib met Vern and Roni Klein and family in White Butte Saturday afternoon, Roni and Jade accompanied Tiss to the Boss Cowman rodeo that evening. Tiss Treib attended the Boss Cowman rodeo Sunday afternoon. Monday, Thelma Sandgren planned on a quiet day. John Johnson stopped for a haircut and Jim and Patsy Miller had a pop break, in the afternoon Richard Miller returned Thelma’s oxygen tank for night use. Tuesday morning Thelma Sandgren made a trip to Hettinger and then visited at the Verne Millerin home to see his sister Mabel. Thelma got a perm in the afternoon and John and Shirley Johnson called on her in the evening. Friday noon, Thelma Sandgren met with Gladys Merwin and Lorraine Kaitfors for lunch to help Nan Nash celebrate her birthday and later, Thelma played cards at the Senior Center. Saturday Thelma Sandgren drove to Lemmon and went with Steve Sandgren and family to the parade, it was a nice parade and good weather. Saturday evening, Thelma Sandgren went to church at seven pm at Rosebud, she made it home before the storm hit. James Sandgren had come up in the late afternoon and mowed
Rosebud News.......By Tiss Treib
and had lunch with his mother. Sunday was a beautiful day, Mark and Linda Sandgren of Colorado came home in the afternoon to spend a week in the area. Linda will spend time with her mother, Lennice Parker in Lemmon and Mark will spend time at the ranch. Shirley Harris returned home a week ago Friday night from a stay with her sister, Marlene Morton in Colorado. Denise, Rebecca, Kristina, Zachery, Brooklyn and Daniel Haugen spent Thursday evening through Sunday with Shirley Harris. John and Shirley Johnson were Wednesday afternoon coffee guests of Otto and Connie Schwartz. John and Shirley Johnson attended the Boss Cowman parade in Lemmon Saturday morning. Don Meink took Helen Meink to Bowman Monday. They ate supper in Hettinger on the way home. Jim and Patsy Miller; Matt and Christi Miller attended Boss Cowman rodeo and fireworks in Lemmon Friday evening. Jim and Patsy Miller attended the Boss Cowman parade in Lemmon Saturday morning. Jim, Patsy and Christi Miller traveled to Rapid City Sunday and dinner with David, Nancy and JLynn Miller. Keith and Bev Hoffman traveled to Gleynden, MN to spend the weekend with Paul and Harmony Hoffman to see the new baby. Nolan and Linda Seim and family attended various festivities of the Boss Cowman weekend. Todd Buer was a Sunday supper guest of Nolan and Linda Seim and family.
PROJECT: PCRW - HWY 75 Booster Station, Bison, SD BID DEADLINE:August 08, 2013 4:30 p.m. MT NOTICE: Sealed bids for the above project will be received at the office of the Owner, Perkins County Rural Water System, Inc., 104 West Main Street, Bison, SD 57620 until the Bid Deadline. Bids received after this time will not be accepted. Bids will be opened and publicly read aloud at 4:30 p.m., August 08, 2013 at the office of PCRWS, Bison, South Dakota. All interested parties are invited to attend. The general construction work covered by these Plans and Specifications shall include all labor, tools, materials and equipment required for construction of an Underground, Factory-Built, Booster Station, all appurtenances, minor piping; and all other miscellaneous site work as shown in the plans. Work shall be commenced within ten (10) calendar days after date of written Notice to Proceed and shall be substantially complete by October 31, 2013, and ready for final completion by November 15, 2013. BID SECURITY: A Bid must be accompanied by Bid security made payable to OWNER in an amount of 5% of Bidder’s maximum Bid price and in the form of a certified check issued by a state or national bank, or in lieu thereof a bid bond for 10% of Bidder’s maximum Bid price issued by a surety authorized to do business in the state of South Dakota and meeting the requirements of paragraphs 5.01 and 5.02 of the General Conditions. QUALIFICATIONS: Bidder shall submit a Statement of Bidder’s Qualifications to the Owner with their Bid. RIGHTS RESERVED: The Owner reserves the right to waive irregularities, to reject any or all bids, and to defer acceptance of any bid for a period not to exceed thirty (30) calendar days after the date the bids are received. All bids will be made on the basis of cash payment for such work. The Owner further reserves the right to award the Contract in the best interests of the Owner. In estimating the least cost to the Owner as one of the factors in deciding the award of the Contract, the Owner will consider, in addition to the bid prices, the experience and responsibility of the Bidder. BIDDING DOCUMENTS All work is to be in accordance with the Bidding Documents which may be examined at the following locations: Engineer: KBM, Inc., 405 Bruce Avenue – Suite 200, Grand Forks, ND 58201 Owner: Perkins County Rural Water System, Inc., 104 West Main St., Bison,
SD 57620 Builders Exchanges: Construction Industry Center, Rapid City, SD Bismarck-Mandan Builders Exchange, Mandan, ND Sioux Falls Builder Exchange, Sioux Falls, SD Plains Builders Exchange, Inc., Sioux Falls, SD Builders & Traders Exchange, Fargo, ND Construction Plans Exchange, Bismarck ND In accordance with South Dakota Codified Law 5-18B-1, the agency, upon request, furnish at least one copy of the plans and specifications, without charge to each contractor resident in South Dakota who intends, in good faith, to bid upon the project. The agency may require the return of the copy at the time of the opening of bids. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Engineer (701) 772-7156 upon receipt of Seventy-Five Dollars ($75.00 ), NON-REFUNDABLE, for each set of documents. STATE AND FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS: State prevailing wage rates are applicable to this project, not less than the minimum rates as determined by the Davis-Bacon Act must be paid on this project and that the contractor and/or subcontractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex, or natural origin. Bidders on this work will be required to comply with the President's Executive Order 11246, as amended by Executive Order’s 11375 and 12086 and subsequent regulations. Bidders on this work will be required to comply with Executive Orders 11625 and 12138. The requirements for bidders and contractors, under this regulation and executive order, concern utilization of minority business enterprises (MBE), small businesses (SB), and labor surplus area businesses (LSAB). The goal for MBE is 1.0% of the total dollar value of the project. The goal for the WBE is 4.0% of the total dollar value of the project. By order of Perkins County Rural Water System, Inc., Bison, SD. Dated this 28th day of June, 2013. Manager By Doyle Udager, Perkins County Rural Water System, Inc. [Published July 18 and July 25, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $104.64.]
Date: July 25, 2013 Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. MDT Place: Dakota Lodge - Meeting Room 5 10th Street East Lemmon, South Dakota 57638 The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will hold an open house style public meeting to discuss and receive public input on the above projects. The open house will be informal, with one on one discussion with SDDOT design staff. A presentation will take place shortly after 5:30 p.m. MDT. Afterwards, SDDOT staff will be available with displays to discuss the proposed projects and answer your questions. During this time, you will also have the opportunity to present written comments. Information will be available on the acquisition of right of way and relocation assistance. These projects are being developed in compliance with state and federal environmental regulations. Notice is further given to individuals with disabilities that this public meeting is being held in a physically accessible place. Any individuals with disabilities who will require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the public meeting should submit a request to the department’s ADA Coordinator at 605-773-3540 or 1-800-877-1113 (Telecommunication Relay Services for the Deaf). Please request the accommodations no later than 2 business days prior to the meeting in order to ensure accommodations are available. All persons interested in these projects are invited to attend this meeting to share your views and concerns any time between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. MDT. For further information regarding these projects, contact Mark Leiferman, Chief Roadway Design Engineer at 605-773-3433. Information presented at the Public Meeting/Open House will be posted on the SDDOT web site after the meeting at HYPERLINK "http://sddot.com/dot/publicmeetings/default.aspx" http://sddot.com/dot/publicmeetings/default.aspx.
Project NH-PH 0012(168)80 & P-PH 0073(60)229; PCN O2QB & 023A; PERKINS COUNTY US12 from North Dakota State Line to Lemmon & SD73 from Flat Creek Lake to Jct. with US12 Shoulder Widening, Structures and Right of Way
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that sealed bids will be received by the Bison School District #52-1, at the Business Office, Bison, SD. 57620 BID #1 - Coal Hauling (Wyoming Coal) approximately 200 ton, to be delivered to the Bison School District as needed for the 2013-2014 school year.
Bids will be opened August 12, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. MDT at the Business Office. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Bids should be clearly marked. Bison School District #52-1 Bonnie Crow, Business Manager P O Box 9 Bison, SD. 57620
BID #2- Propane gas for the Bison School District to be delivered as needed during the 2013-2014 school year.
[Published July 18 and July 25, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $23.40.]
[Published July 17 and July 24 at the total approximate cost of $61.10 per week.]
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How to make a Lava Lamp
Vegetable oil • Water • Food coloring of your choice Alka-Selzer Tablets [as many as you choose, the more the merrier!] • Clear container [the taller and skinnier, the better the effect] Fill the container with 2 parts oil, 1 part water. [Leave some room at the top of the container for a little bit of bubbling.] Drop in a few drops of food coloring Add an Alka-Selzer Tablet [start with 1/4 or a half a tablet to begin with] Watch is fizz and bubble up to the top!
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It rained again! We got 18 hundredths after that horrible wind storm with 85mph winds Monday evening, 4 hundredths on Friday night, and a half inch on Saturday. There wasn’t much moisture in that storm on Monday but the wind did a lot of damage around the neighborhood. I’ve been picking up branches in the yard all week and there are trees blown down all over. The funeral for Mary Lou (Reitz) Mollman was Tuesday in Bowman. The church was packed with friends and relatives who came to say goodbye to this dear lady. Mary Lou was buried with her relatives at the little Vessey Cemetery south of Scranton. The funeral for the young firefighter Dustin DeFord was this Saturday in Ekalaka. Dustin and 18 other firemen died June 30th, fighting fire on the Yarnell fire in Arizona. Their families have our sympathy. Trig shot a fox Tuesday afternoon on his way to the hayfield and now I’m going to see if I can get him to hunt coons. Kaye Smith has some hens for us that are about ready to start laying, so we need to have the raccoon population greatly decreased, if not totally eradicated. I like having chickens around, especially when the grasshoppers start to move into my garden. Speaking of my garden, Crystal Hanna read about the trials I’m having with my tomato plants and sent me an article she cut out of the “Eido” that explains what the problem might be. The distorted leaf growth on the tomatoes can be attributed to herbicide application on neighboring fields or road ditches, even miles away, on a hot, windy day. It also explained why the damage was only on the south end of the garden, but it didn’t offer much hope of getting a tomato crop this fall. Darn! Bill and Verona Vroman’s daughter Linda Otis flew up from Arizona to spend a few days with her family and while she was here, Bill asked me if I could show them how to pickle beef hearts and tongues. They cooked two hearts and two tongues until they were tender Wednesday morning and had a bunch of onions sliced up when I came into Buffalo that afternoon. After I got there we sliced the hot meat, added the onions and pickling spice, poured apple cider vinegar over everything, stirred it all together, and stuck it in the refrigerator. Pretty easy and it doesn’t require a recipe. Betty Neimi stopped by Vroman’s to give me a list of homesteaders she’s trying to get to write stories for the next Harding County history book, if we ever write another one. Until then, she’ll store any stories she gets in the Harding County Museum. Bryce and Trig were competing in the Youth Series rodeo up at the Tipperary Arena, so as soon as we were through pickling and visiting I went to watch the rodeo and did some more visiting. This was a big rodeo weekend. Jeremy and Pitch Stadheim and Ryne Baier accompanied Casey, Taz, and Trig to rodeos on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday the bulldoggers were up in Wall, Saturday they competed in Dupree and Lemmon, and Sunday they were in Bowman for the fair rodeo. Pitch and Trig just went along for the ride and the others all made some money, so the cowboys had a good weekend. The Boss Cowman celebration was in Lemmon this weekend and I went up for the parade on Saturday. Sen. Maher wasn’t able to attend this year like he usually does, so I planned to walk the parade caring my big box of candy, but Ron and Annette Slaba invited me to join them instead. Ron and I parked our candy on their pickup tailgate and walked behind throwing candy at little kids. With the temperature in the nineties, they probably saved me from dying of heat exhaustion! With all the scandals surrounding the White House, you know the president’s honeymoon is over when the comedians start: •A new report just came out. It says someone close to the president knew about the IRS scandal and kept his mouth shut. In other words, we can rule out Joe Biden." –- Conan O'Brien •President Obama is in a lot of hot water lately. Despite the scandals, 53 percent of Americans say they approve of the job he's doing. The other 47 percent are being audited." –- Conan O'Brien •These White House scandals are not going away any time soon. I'll tell you how bad it's looking for President Obama: People in Kenya are now saying he's 100 percent American." –- Jay Leno •The liberals are asking us to give Obama time. We agree...and think 25 to life would be appropriate. --Jay Leno •America needs Obama-care like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask. --Jay Leno •Michelle Obama gave a commencement at a high school in Nashville. The first lady said about her husband, 'I could take up a whole afternoon talking about his failures.' And today she was offered her own show on Fox News." -–Jay Leno •Vice President Joe Biden met with two undocumented immigrants this week to promote the new immigration bill. When they learned they had to sit down with Biden, they went ahead and deported themselves." -–Jimmy Fallon I’ll leave you with this prayer for Obama that Clark Blake sent me: My wife and I were in slow-moving traffic the other day and we were stopped behind a car that had an unusual Obama Bumper sticker on it. It read: "Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8". When we got home my wife got out the Bible and opened it up to the scripture. She started laughing and laughing. Then she read it to me. I couldn't believe what it said. I had a good laugh, too. Psalm 109:8 ~ "Let his days be few and brief; and let others step forward to replace him."
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FOR RENT For Rent a 4 bedroom house , available immediately, Call 2445934 or 605-431-8316 for information. B5-tfn Inc., PO Box 39, Bison, SD 57620, telephone 605-244-5211. GEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Deadline for submitting resumes is July 31, 2013. B5-2tc
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FOR SALE Grand Electric Cooperative is accepting sealed bids on a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan, Model SXT. Vehicle has 128,000 miles and is in very good condition. Options include 4 Captain Chairs and bench seat, AM/FM with CD player, front and rear air, cruise, tilt wheel power door locks, compass and outside temperature gauge. Vehicle can be seen at Grand Electric in Bison, SD. Bid deadline is noon on July 31, 2013. Please submit bids to Colgan Huber, Grand Electric Coop., PO Box 39, Bison, SD 57620. Grand Electric reserves the right to refuse any and all bids. B3-3tc
Bison Housing & Redevelopment Commission is seeking applicants for a part-time maintenance position for the Homestead Heights housing facility. A job description can be picked up on Mondays or Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. at the management office at Homestead Heights. Resumes must be sent to BH&RC, PO Box 186, Bison, SD 57620 and received no later than August 9, 2013. For more information, call 244-5473. Homestead Heights is an equal opportunity employer. B5-4tc
on company premises or in company-provided housing at any time. Insurable driver’s license required within 30-90 days following hire in order to drive company vehicles. Those who are qualified may be required to drive pickup trucks and small transportation vehicles. $12.33/hr or current apWorkers are plicable AEWR. guaranteed 3/4 of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or SDWorks, 415 14th Ave. East, Mobridge, SD 57601-1306. Provide copy of this ad. ND Job Order #323255. B5-1tc THANK YOU We would like to thank everyone who came to our open house or sent greeting for our anniversary. The house was packed and we loved showing everyone around. Thanks to our wonderful family for hosting the party and all the hard work you did. We are truly blessed with great family and friends. Greg and Peggy Fried We waant to thank everyone for coming to our 65th Wedding Anniversary party. We want to thank our family for having such a nice party for us. Thanks to everyone. Ernest & Arlene
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Midwest Cooperatives 1(800)6585535. NORTHWEST AREA SCHOOLS EDUCATION Cooperative opening: part-time early childhood special education paraprofessional for the 2013-2014 school year: Contact Director Cris Owens 605-4662206, Christine.Owens@k12.sd.us. www.drive4ewwylie.com. FOR SALE LONGBRANCH IN PIERRE, SD. We have lowered the price & will consider contract for deed. Call Russell Spaid 605-280-1067.
TEACHING POSITIONS OPEN AT MOBRIDGE-POLLOCK School District #62-6 for 20132014 School Year: HS Math; MS Special Education and Birth to 2nd Grade Special Education. Contact Tim Frederick at 605-8459204 for more information. Resumes and applications can be mailed to the school Attn: Tim Frederick at 1107 1st Avenue East in Mobridge SD 57601. Open until filled. EOE, Signing Bonus available. DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION is taking applications for full- time Douglas County Highway Superintendent. Must have valid Class A Driver's License. Experience in road/bridge construction/maintenance. For application contact: Douglas County Auditor (605) 724-2423.
LOG HOMES DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-5302672, Craig Connell, 605-2645650, www.goldeneagleloghomes .com.
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FOR SALE: Alfalfa seed, grass seed and high test alfalfa hay. Delivery available and volume discount available. Call 798-5413. B1-11tp WANTED Wanted: Straw or corn stalks to bale in 2013. Round or square bales. On shares or will purchase in field. Contact Tom at 605-8664605. B43-tfn
HELP WANTED HELP WANTED: Grand Electric Cooperative, Inc. has two fulltime Customer Service Representative positions open due to retirement within the organization. Qualified applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, experience with basic Microsoft applications, computers and related office equipment with excellent oral and communications skills. Two years previous experience in an office or customer service environment preferred. Interested applicants should submit a resume and job application to Penny J Nelson, Manager, Customer Service & Internal Operations, Grand Electric Cooperative,
Wanted: Pasture to rent and hay land to rent or put up on shares. Custom haying: round, medium square, small squares. Please call Tom 605-866-4605; 605-949-1933. B33-tfn
Now taking applications: The Perkins County Director of Equalization Office is now taking applications for a full time Deputy II. Must be detail oriented and able to work well independently. High school diploma or GED and valid driver’s license required. State training provided, Must complete Appraiser Certification Courses and obtain State Certification within 1 Year. Continuing Education and travel are required. A working knowledge of legal descriptions and Microsoft Office also a plus. Please submit your county application and or resume to Perkins County Director of Equalization, Rownea Gerbracht, PO Box 6, Bison, SD 57620 or contact Perkins County Equalization office at 605-244-5623 (office) 605490-1594 (cell) or rownea@perkinscounty.org for more information on the position. Closing date for position is July 31, 2013. Perkins County is an equal opportunity employer. B5-2tc 2 positions - Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating, harvesting and storing crops on a wheat, bean, corn and oilseed crop farm, from 8/6/2013 to 12/15/2013 at Celley Farms, Regan, ND. Three months of previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. No minimum education or High School diploma/equivalent is necessary for the position. No smoking or use of tobacco products is allowed
HUTCHINSON COUNTY HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT POSITION. Duties include supervising staff, scheduling shifts, planning and organizing department activities, preparing budget, representing department at public meetings. Must maintain valid SD Driver's and Commercial Driver's License. Salary dependent on experience. Applications from Hutchinson County Auditor's Office, 140 Euclid Room 128, Olivet SD 57052 (605) 387-4212. Applications close 4:30 p.m. July 26, 2013. TOUGH ENOUGH TO WEAR WYLIE? $1000 Flatbed Sign-on *Home Weekly *Regional Dedicated Routes *2500 Miles Weekly *$50 Tarp Pay (888) 692-5705
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EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED: ASSISTANT MANAGER of convenience store in Lemmon, SD. Will assist in the day-to-day operations of a c-store. Please call or send resume to Deb Stoltman, 701-223-0154; P.O. Box 832, Bismarck, ND 58502. Salary negotiable.
FAULK COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT accepting applications for FT Highway Maintenance Person. Competitive salary, benefit package. EOE. Closes July 29. For application call 605-5986233. CHS MIDWEST COOPERATIVES is seeking people interested in an agronomy career. Various positions in central South Dakota available. Email Dan.haberling@chsinc.com or call
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Cattle producers can use Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) to guard against lower calf prices this fall, says Matthew Diersen, SDSU Extension Risk/Business Management Specialist. "LRP for calves works well for cattle producers because a specific number of head can be insured," Diersen said. "In addition, there is a fixed basis adjustment for calves that offers better protection than when using futures or options contracts." Given the risk in the market and it's relatively low cost to manage has Diersen encouraging livestock producers to consider the coverage. "The cost to transfer the volatility is less than at any time in the past five years," he said. "The
Livestock risk protection for calves in 2013
trend is for volatility to increase in the coming months before declining in late summer. Ideally, producers would time the purchase of LRP to when cattle prices are seasonally high and before volatility increases." In mid-April LRP was available with end dates that stretched into January of 2014. Although the floor prices available right now are not as good as in recent years, Diersen explains that LRP leaves the upside open. "Thus, a producer can still benefit if calf prices are higher this fall than currently expected," he said. "The risk covered by LRP has been significant in recent years. Even with deductibles, LRP had a loss ratio above 1.0 in 2008, 2009 and
2012. Thus, producers received back more in indemnity payments than the cost of the premiums." As of mid-April, South Dakota producers had insured 31,821 head of feeder cattle through the fiscal year that ends in June. That compares to the nationwide total of 106,370-head insured. "South Dakota has more insured than any other state - a position held on feeder cattle annually since fiscal year 2008," Diersen said. To learn more, read "Insuring Calves Using Livestock Risk Protection," a document written by Diersen and published online at http://igrow.org/up/resources/022006-2013.pdf.

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