Bison Courier, July 19, 2012

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Volume 30 Number 5 July 19, 2012
Includes Tax
Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429 Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198
Noem visits Bison
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by Jessica Johnson On Tuesday, July 10th at around 5:30 p.m. the town board members met for their monthly meeting. Four town board members were present consisting of: Juell Chapman, Board President, Matt Butsavage, Dave Kopren, and Luke Clements. Financial manager Beth Hulm was also present. Topics on this month’s agenda included the lagoon grant application, standing water problems behind Grand Electric, the monthly status report, supplemental budget for street department, employee resignation, and the preliminary 2013 budget. Special guests at the meeting were Denise Livingston, State Grant Advisor for small communities, and Nick Hoffman, Engineer and employee of Intrastate Engineering. Nick Hoffman visited the Lagoons last week and inspected the area so he could create a plan and give the board an estimate of the cost of engineering a plan to repair the Lagoons. The fee to hire Intrastate Engineering would not exceed $6,000 and would include a Facility Plan which is a prioritized plan for the next 20 years for the general health of the community’s various systems which include approximately 77 blocks of sewer and 71 man holes. After further discussion, Denise Livingston stated, “If you want funding for the project, you will have to have a plan from an engineering company.” The board was faced with the option to hire Intrastate Engineering to riprap the lagoon or to create a Facility Plan. Luke Clements made the comment,
Lagoon Project approved at July Town Board meeting
“The Facility Plan will give us a plan for the future and various projects for the town.” The next step after reviewing Intrastate Engineering’s findings was to make a motion to hire Intrastate and have them create a Facility Plan for the town or to just riprap, or to decline hiring the company altogether. Dave Kopren made a motion to hire Intrastate Engineering, and have them create a Facility Plan for Bison staring with the Lagoons. Luke Clements seconded the motion. Next, Juell Chapman made a motion to have Denise Livingston start the Small Community Grant application process with a second from Dave Kopren. Nick Hoffman left the board asking them to, “brainstorm future items and projects to put on the Facility Plan, and try to prioritize them from most urgent and important to least.” Matt Butsavage asked Denise a final question, “When will we have a response accepting or declining the town for the Small Community Grant?” Denise answered, “By the end of next week. I am very confident you will receive the grant.” Todd Fink also addressed the board requesting his pay for the job he did on White Street. The board also asked Todd if he would be available to do some work behind the Grand Electric to get rid of the standing water problem in the pole yard. Todd said he would be able to do the job for $125 an hour which included his equipment and team. Juell Chapman made the remark that, “Getting rid of the standing water would help alleviate a mosquito trap for
Bob Hanson posed for a picture with Congresswoman Noem, far left, and Dist. 28 Representative Betty Olson, right. By Beth Hulm Fresh from completing the U.S. Farm Bill in the House, Kristi Noem, U.S. Congresswoman for South Dakota, made a pit stop in Bison on Friday afternoon where she visited with approximately 30 constituents. The House passed a farm bill the day before in Washington and sent it over to the Senate. Noem took advantage of a few days break to return to South Dakota and to make stops in Buffalo and Bison before heading to Boss Cowman festivities in Lemmon for the weekend. The previous five-year Farm Bill in 2008 made no provisions for livestock indemnity during the 5th year, which is now. Noem is hopeful that the new bill can be retroactive to get some help for cattle producers in 2012. The new
bill also includes provisions to fight the pine beetle in the Black Hill, she said. Area rancher Brad Besler questioned whether CRP had been opened up yet for cutting and feeding. As of Friday, this area had not yet been categorized as a drought but Noem felt confident that it would be soon. Besler wasn’t the only one who is concerned about the long-term high temperatures and lack of moisture that the area is receiving. Ron Harris said, “There’s a tremendous amount of feed (in CRP) for somebody to take advantage of.” Quentin Gerbracht is concerned about assistance for watering livestock; and independent insurance agent Cindy Kopren stated that her clients are showing a 73% loss in crops. (continued on page 3)
Christ Lutheran Church will be having VBS Monday, July 23-Thursday, July 26 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. Children ages 3-9 are invited to attend. Please call Sarah at 244-5636 by July 18th to register so we can plan appropriately.
You are invited to a Baby Shower Open House for Joanna Seim on Sunday, July 22, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at the Branding Iron south of Belle Fourche, SD. She is registered at Target. Everyone welcome!!
The benefit account for Matthew Sandgren remains open at Dacotah Bank.
building in Bison, SD, August 26, 2012. If you have anything to consign contact John Peck before August 5. All consigned items will be taken first. John Peck: 244-5495 or cell 605-390-1848.
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looking for ideas from businesses and individuals to get Commercial Club up and running again.
4-H static exhibit judging: date change
The Perkins County 4?H Leader’s Association has scheduled the static exhibit judging at the Perkins County Fair to be on Thursday August 16, 2012. This will allow youth, especially those with livestock, to spend more time with the static judges. The judging will take place from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Pre-registrations forms for the County Fair are due to the Extension Office on or before Friday August 10, 2012. This includes static and livestock exhibits.
Bridal Shower for Angela Fields bride elect of Chase Kari, July 21, 2 p.m. at the Grand Social room. Consignment Auction at the fair
Commercial Club – There will be a Commercial Club Meeting held on Monday, July 30th at 6:00 p.m. at Mom’s Café in Bison. Lunch will be provided. The meeting will be to revitalize the Club and to talk about the upcoming 2013 Gala Days and All School Reunion. If you would like to be a part of this group, we would love to visit with you – we are
Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy Outdoor Movie Night. It will be held Friday, July 20th on the Bison Football Field. RV starring Robin WIlliams (PG) will be showing. The movie will be begin at 9:00. Freewill offering at the gate. Concessions will be available. Fundraiser for Bison Post Prom. Summer Rec starts again August 6th. Ages 5-10 9:30-11:00. Ages 11+ 12:00-2:00. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Last day: Picnic in the Park! August 16th 11:30-1:00.
the town.” Luke Clements made a motion to hire Todd Fink to drain the standing water. Dave Kopren seconded the motion. The street is scheduled to be worked on Tuesday and graveled the following Monday. Heath McKinstry presented the board with the monthly status report and upcoming projects which included construction on the dump retaining wall, painting Main Street, patching streets, and working on the lagoons. The Dump Retaining Wall project will take one week and is scheduled to begin construction on July 23rd. Heath addressed the question, “What are we going to do with the garbage while the retaining wall is closed?” Luke Clements proposed, “Rescheduling the trash day for one week around the construction.” The board also asked Heath to fill the pot holes in the school parking lot. After the minutes and the financial report from the last meeting were approved, the board discussed the issue of setting special hours for tire waste disposal. They decided that the normal dump hours will be sufficient for tire disposal. Beth Hulm, Finance Manager, suggested that the board consider discussing and approving a supplemental budget for the street department. After discussion, the supplemental budget will be further researched and brought forward the next board meeting. Linda Hanson presented the board with a letter of resignation. She said in the letter, “She is very thankful to the board and the town, and she is excited to start her next role in life as a grandma!” Linda also stated in the letter and in person that, “I would be more than happy to help whoever takes over my position. I want it to be a smooth easy transaction for everyone involved.” The board regretfully accepted Linda’s resignation, and discussed advertising the position. The preliminary 2013 Budget was the next item on the agenda. The board looked over the proposed budget and after further discussion decided to arrange a special budget meeting for July 25th. The board also scheduled their next monthly meeting for August 8th. Both meetings will start at 7:00 p.m. At approximately 8:40 pm the meeting was adjourned by Board President, Juell Chapman.
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Perkins County Commissioners: State grant allows free disposal of wastes
by Beth Hulm Perkins County commissioners had a long meeting in Bison last Tuesday where they covered a wide array of subjects. At 10:30 a.m. they opened bids for waste tire disposal. The county is in receipt of a $75,000 grant that will pay to have waste tires picked up and hauled away. There were two bidders. New Deal Tires, Groton, bid $225 per ton to pick up passenger tires and light truck tires and $400 per ton for bigger tires. A company in Savage, MN also bid $225 per ton for the smaller tires, more for larger ones and wanted an excavation fee of $3,000 over and above that. New Deal Tires was awarded the bid. Soon, Perkins County residents (excluding businesses) may begin disposing of their waste tires for free at both the Bison and Lemmon landfill sites. Be watching this newspaper for specified hours when waste tires may be delivered to these two locations. There was a repeat of a re-advertised tax deed sale for tax deed property in Lemmon. Once again, there were no bidders. Mike Schweitzer, chairman of the Perkins County Commission, told his peers that Lemmon Area Charitable and Economic Development would be interested in the old Kokomo building on Lemmon’s Main Avenue. By law, the county may only deed the property to another government entity so they gave it to the City of Lemmon. The building includes some personal property. At 11:00 a.m. bids were opened, in an attempt to sell the county’s burned-out 1990 Peterbilt semitruck. One lone bid – for $684 – was received and rejected because it did not account for 90% of the appraised value. County officials aren’t sure what they’ll do with the truck – possibly contact a salvage company or sell it out as parts. Commissioners decided to keep the Ford Crown Victoria that they took low bids on last month, all of which were rejected. Instead, they’ve declared a Chevy Blazer as surplus property and appointed three gentlemen to appraise it. Joanne Seim, Perkins County Community Health Nurse secretary for approximately 40 years, submitted her intentions to retire at the end of August. CHN Patti Benson said, “I’m going to miss my secretary very, very much.” Benson would like to hire a replacement by mid-August so that Seim can train the new person, which Schweitzer thinks is “very wise.” Seim has worked with four nurses during her career. Except for Benson, they were based in the Bison community and the Bison Clinic was the lead clinic. The main office will change to Lemmon now, which is Benson’s home. The new secretary will spend more time in Lemmon than in Bison. While Benson and Seim were in the boardroom, they also discussed their activities during the second quarter and their budget for 2013. “Leave it where it is,” Benson said. Rod Giesler, Tri County Conservation District hoped to get a little more subsidy from Perkins County. Currently, his district is in the budget for the same amount as last year, $2,850, which is prorated to the number of acres in Perkins County and what the Perkins County Conservation District receives. “What are the chances of getting more?” he asked. Schweitzer’s answer was, “slim to none.” Commissioners will have to study anticipated revenue before they can actually determine the money they’ll have available for the expenditure side. “We’ll wait and see how the dust settles,” Schweitzer said. Finance Officer Sylvia Chapman and State’s Attorney Shane Penfield presented their budget requests, which were very similar to the current ones. Penfield said he had “carved away” at his. Chapman announced that commissioners should expect to pay somewhere between 7% and 13% for increases in employee health insurance. She’d calculated that the county’s share at 10% would total $280,000 (the county pays 72%; employees 28%). At those dollars, Commissioner Jim Gochenour wanted to know how long the county could afford to pay for health insurance. Next year being the year when employees receive a dollar wage increase vs. a percentage increase, Chapman had calculated that amount at 42 cents per hour per employee, which is approximately equal to 3% of an overall increase. Jackie Van Vactor, courthouse building/grounds custodian, had a few things on her wish list for next year, including scraping and painting the old jail, landscaping on the west side and a sprinkler system. She was told to gather some prices for the latter but Schweitzer told her that he thought she’d be “unpleasantly surprised” at the prices she would find. There was a lengthy conversation about water usage at the fair building and grounds. The county pays that bill every month but usage has recently increased with the Master Gardener’s gardening project and livestock kept there by the fairboard for rodeos. Several options were discussed, including putting in more meters, shutting off the outside water and turning the utility bill over to the fairboard to monitor and pay. Mel Dutton, Faith, met briefly with commissioners to request approval for a new plat, which would be used as a cemetery at Dutton ranch. Rachel Eggebo stopped by to invite commissioners to an oil and gas study meeting that will to be held in Bison at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17. Another boardroom visitor was Terry Zell, Legislative Audits, Pierre, who was in the courthouse doing an annual audit of the county books. He expected there to be no significant written findings. Tracy Buer, Highway Superintendent, and Gary Brennan, Brosz Engineering, told the board that the overlay project on the White Butte Road was nearing completion and bridge work underway. Kelly Serr, county emergency manager, was appointed by the county board to serve as Perkins County’s representatives on the new regional Homeland Security board. The county may appoint two representatives. Commissioners will let the current board decide who the second one should be. An emergency disaster area resolution was passed, detailing severe weather conditions throughout the area since March 2012. The resolution paves the way for Farm Services Agency to pursue disaster assistance.
Anderson Ranch tour to be held
Dan and Sharon Anderson will be hosting a tour on their ranch located west of Glad Valley, SD on July 26 at 2:00 PM in recognition of receiving an “Excellence in Grazing Management Award”. They received this award at the Society of Range Management Banquet held in October 2011. This is a great opportunity for producers to see the results of three different types of mechanical range renovation on thin clay-pan soils, a management intensive grazing (MOB) system with sheep on tame grass, and getting grazing use on prairie sandreed with cattle. Travis Ellison, Dacotah Bank and Danci Baker, Anderson’s daughter will also be providing a presentation on their recent SD Ag and Rural Leadership trip to China and Vietnam. The Society of Range Management, Perkins County Conservation District, First Interstate Bank, and Cindy’s Crop Insurance are proud to sponsor this tour. The Anderson Ranch is located 12 miles west of Glad Valley on Hwy 20 and 3 miles north or 7 miles east and 3 miles north of Hwy 73 and Hwy 20 Junction. A free supper will be provided at 5:30 pm with an award presentation to follow. For additional information contact the Perkins County Conservation District at (605) 244-5222 Ext. 3.
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Deibert-Schmaltz reunion
The South Dakota matriarch, Jay Deibert Sander, age 95, presided over the festivities at Spearfish Park on Saturday, July 7, 2012. Descendants of Mary Eva Schmaltz (Kandel, Russia) and August Frank Deibert (Kandel, Russia) of rural Drew, South Dakota attended. Six of the thirteen children were present: Jay, John, August A., George, Gene, and Eva. Entertainment was by Angelica Reidy of Huntsville, Alabama and Ava Deibert of Raleigh, North Carolina. Angelica sang two songs: “I’ll Be Here,” from the off-Broadway musical “Ordinary Days,” and the classical Spanish aria titled “Preludios.” Ava presented the art of Yomedy; the mixture of yoga and comedy. Over 130 family members enjoyed a day of remembrance from the following states: South Dakota, Wyoming, Nevada, Iowa, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Illinois, Alabama, Idaho, North Carolina, Texas, Montana, and Tennessee. On Sunday, July 8th, Theresa Deibert-Longcor and Clarence Longcor entertained family and friends for lunch at their Rochford cabin
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, July 19, 2012 • Page 3 Noem visits Bison-------------------don’t do anything to save it.” She feels a genuine need to address entitlement programs, such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. In 1950, 16.5 workers supported one person’s Social Security; today there is less than 3 people doing the same thing and the county is now at its fastest rate in history for the number of people signing up every day! At the current rate, Social Security will run out of money in 12 years. Teddi Carlson asked what could be done to fix that. “Put more people to work,” was Noem’s reply. Get people off federal assistance and give them a paycheck instead, she said. That way they come off the assistance side and pay into the system instead. Raise every worker’s contribution into the program, Noem said. “We’ve got to have tax reform.” •Businesses have left because of high corporate taxes and Noem favors incentives to get them to stay. •Nobody realizes the value of growing our own food, she said. Many in D.C. don’t understand what it’s like to live in rural America. She believes it becomes a national security issue if we let other countries feed us. •Endangered species were touched upon by Representative Betty Olson and Max Matthews wants more funding for Wildlife Services to bring back aerial programs. •Rodney Carr spoke out against the Keystone Pipeline but Noem said that most South Dakotans favor it. However, she would like to be able to tap into that oil instead of shipping it away to other countries. •PA-C Dan Kvale said that funding for his clinic would go down if he didn’t use computers for inputting and assessing patient records and that means that he can see less patients in a day. That comment sparked a discussion about Obamacare. Noem said that a fundamental change will be that “you will no longer be able to make your medical care decisions.” The creation of 159 more boards and commissions will be making those decisions for us. She termed that “very detrimental to our way of life.” The question was asked if South Dakota could simply not comply with Obamacare. Noem said that insurance companies may fight it. They don’t think that the feds have the authority to regulate health care, she said.
Too much fun in the sun: at home treatments for sunburns
You lie out in the sun hoping to get a golden tan, but instead walk away from your lounge chair looking like a lobster that's been left in the pot too long. Despite health warnings about sun damage, many of us still subject our skin to the sun's burning rays. Here's what you need to know about where to find sunburn relief if you do linger on your lounger too long. Sunburn treatment is designed to attack the burn on two fronts -relieving reddened, inflamed skin while easing pain. Here are a few home remedies for sunburns. Apply cold compresses to your skin or take a cool bath to soothe the burn and cool off your body. Creams or gels can take the sting out of your sunburn, gently rub on a cream or gel containing ingredients such as: menthol, camphor, or aloe.Refrigerating the cream first will make it feel even better on your sunburned skin. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen or naproxen, can relieve sunburn swelling and pain all over your body. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and other fluids so that you don't become dehydrated and make sure to avoid the sun until your sunburn heals. You may be able to treat the sunburn yourself. But call for a doctor's help if you notice any of these more serious sunburn signs: fever of 102 degrees or higher, chills, severe pain,sunburn blisters that cover 20% or more of your body, dry mouth, thirst, reduced urination, dizziness, and fatigue, which are signs of dehydration and possibly signs of more serious condition such as a heat stroke. For more information on sunburns visit: www.webmd.com
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(continued from page 1) In the short hour that Noem addressed her Bison audience in an air conditioned Grand Electric Social Room on Friday, she touched on many areas of concern. •She is especially concerned about the national deficit, which she quoted at $15,888,142,828,944.65 or about $50,000 for every man, woman, and child in this country. Currently, only 1/3 of the dollars that Congress deals with are discretionary, Noem said. Everything else is earmarked. Therefore, without new legislation, no more than that can be spent. “That’s why I’m concerned,” Noem said. “It doesn’t make sense to me” that this country is spending money that we don’t have. Every year, budget expenditures exceed revenue in this country. The United States is selling treasury bonds at auction to the highest bidder to close that gap.. According to Noem, in 1970 foreign holdings of U.S. debt was 5%; in 2010 it had risen to 47%. China holds the vast majority. Noem is concerned that “Washington doesn’t prioritize their spending. They’re wasting money,” she said. She said that there have been ten recessions since WWII and the current one is the slowest to bounce back. She feels that the conversation in Washington is changing from, “How much can we spend?” to “How much can we cut?” “We have to be able to give our kids the opportunities that we all had,” Noem said. •She projected that Medicare will be broke in nine years “if we
Shane Kolb talked with Kristi Noem following Friday's Town Hall meeting.
Most of South Dakota in moderate to severe drought, and worsening
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor, released today, now indicates abnormally dry to severe drought spanning across South Dakota. The entire state is depicted this week in D0 to D3 status on the map, which can be viewed at http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu. "On a Corn Belt basis, this is the most widespread drought since 1988," said Dennis Todey, South Dakota State Climatologist. Precipitation over the last week was less than an inch across all of the state, with the exception of the northwest and some other localized areas. "The recent seven to 10 days of heat and limited rainfall have accelerated drought conditions statewide," said Laura Edwards, Extension Climate Field Specialist. Above average temperatures increase water demand by crops and vegetation, in an already water-limited environment. Seventy-seven percent of South Dakota is now considered to be in moderate to severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. "This reflects a thirty percent increase in the area experiencing a significant level of drought impacts," said Edwards. Almost twenty percent of the state is in severe drought, or D3, on this week's map. This is the most state coverage at this level of drought since July 2007. "Nearly all stations in the state have set records for average temperatures since March 1 and since the beginning of the calendar year adding to the drying out of locations," said Todey. In combination with the extended period of above average temperatures during the growing season, precipitation has been well below average for the last 60 days. Some climate observing locations in the southern counties have experienced dry periods that rank in the top ten driest combined May and June on record. The State Climate Office's observation network has confirmed the dry and hot climate of late, as temperatures soared over 100 across the south. "A report of 112 degrees in Hoover, S.D., in June was the highest temperature statewide since July 2007," said Edwards. Most climate locations have measured around 50% of average rainfall over the last two months. Hay production is suffering, reported to be as low as one-third to one-half of average in some drier areas. Row crops, particularly in the southeast, are continuing to show signs of water stress. In corn growing areas, tasseling is occurring. This period is a critical time for rainfall, which is necessary to maintain effective pollination and plant health. In the western watersheds, water restrictions are being implemented to conserve water for domestic users. Low levels in stock ponds have led to concerns of water quality for cattle. Edwards and Todey are monitoring drought conditions statewide.
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Livestock producers struggle during times of drought to provide adequate grazing and forage resources to meet the nutritional needs of their animals. However, having adequate volumes of forage available may not be the entire answer to this challenge, says Jim Krantz, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist. “When plants are stressed such as during times of drought, nitrates can accumulate to toxic levels," Krantz said of the naturally occurring substance in plants. "This accumulation occurs primarily in the lower portions of the plant such as the stalk or stem and less in the upper portions such as the leaves." Krantz explains that when animals eat forages with toxic levels of nitrate, the excess nitrate prevents animals from converting the forage to amino acids and protein resulting in the formation of nitrates. "The excess nitrates are absorbed directly into the blood stream where they combine with
Drought creates need for forage nitrate sampling and testing
hemoglobin to form methemoglobin. Hemoglobin can transport oxygen while methemoglobin cannot and asphyxiation can occur," Krantz said. If producers suspect high levels of nitrate in their forages testing can be done to establish the levels of nitrates present, or not present, in the plant. How to test forage for nitrate "Proper sampling will dictate the accuracy of the results from testing," Krantz said. "In addition, grazing method will reveal direction in the sampling process." In areas where livestock are allowed limited access to forage, Krantz says testing the upper portions of the plant is recommended, as they will not be left there long enough to consume the lower portions of the plant. In rotational grazing systems, or those where livestock will be confined for the entire season, he says sampling should focus on the lower third of the forage, where higher concentrations would be expected. "Samples need to be representative of the entire grazing resource. They should be a composite of about 10 to 15 areas with similar fertility and moisture," he said. Krantz adds that mixing plants from "good/bad" portions of a field is not recommended as each area should be tested individually. When collected, samples should be placed in a paper bag so that there is no mold build-up. He recommends that moist plants, such as silage or wet plants should be placed in plastic bags and put in a cooler with ice packs. They should be delivered directly to a lab the same day or shipped overnight with ice packs. "Storage of moist samples in plastic bags at room temperature will encourage mold growth, and reduce nitrate levels, resulting in inaccurate results," Krantz said. Test for Nitrates at SDSU Regional Extension Centers Preliminary nitrate testing can be accomplished at any Regional Extension Center through the use of a "quick" test. This test takes only a few minutes. Although these tests only recognize the presence of nitrates in plants, not the actual levels; when, or if, the presence of nitrates is confirmed, further testing for quantification by a laboratory is required.
Farmers Union announces Perkins County and 4-H camp date
The United Nations has declared 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives to celebrate the positive impact cooperatives have had on communities and economies around the world. South Dakota Farmers Union is joining in the celebration to teach young people about how working together to achieve common goals can benefit us all. All children ages 8 and up are invited to attend the Perkins County Farmers Union and 4-H day camp scheduled Thursday, August 2, 2012 at the Albert Bentley Building at the Perkins County Fairgrounds in Bison, SD to learn about cooperation, citizenship, agriculture and leadership. This year’s camp is themed ‘Wild About Cooperation,’ and will include a wide range of fun and educational activities. Registration fee will be $10 and registration will begin at 9:00 am and the camp will run from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. All campers should pre-register by calling the Perkins County 4-H Office at 605-244-5622. “Cooperatives have had a dramatic impact on the economy of rural South Dakota for decades,” said Bonnie Geyer, State Education Director. “The kids who attend camp will learn important lessons about the importance of cooperative business, about teamwork, leadership and agriculture and they can apply these important principles to their lives. They’ll learn about the cooperative spirit, and gain life skills while having a lot of fun in a safe environment.” Campers will have the opportunity to participate in cooperative games and hands-on team building activities including cooperative tic-tac-toe and a puppet show which will tell the history of Farmers Union. The young people will also do a craft project where they will create their own garden stones. Campers will also be creating a pine cone bird feeder and painted drawstring backpack during the 4-H portion of the camp. Campers are asked to bring a sack lunch and a snack will be furnished. All campers will receive a free T-shirt and 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. For more information contact Perkins County Extension at 605-244-5622 or State Education Director Bonnie Geyer at 605-352-6761 ext. 125 or email her at bgeyer@sdfu.org
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Judy, Chuck, Ben and Sarah Lewis of Sturgis, Katie Fisk and Jane Christman were weekend guests of Art and Marilyn Christman and attended the All School Reunion. Clark Starr visited with Art and Marilyn Christman Thursday afternoon. Rick Reed of St Louis arrived Wednesday to spend time with Bernie Rose. Evelyn Reed of St. Louis took Valerie and Russell Lam back to their home in Hobbs, NM, and then she will fly back to St. Louis. Sunday, Janice Foxly Alden stopped to visit Bernie Rose.
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Other visitors were Rusty, Julie and Jake Foster. Jake won the Jr Steer Riding at the Boss Cowman Rodeo. Fred and Bev Schopp attended the Boss Cowman Honoree supper in Lemmon Thursday evening. Wes and Katelin Ginther were Friday visitors of Fred and Bev Schopp. Jerry and Carolyn Petik attended the class of '67 reunion Friday night and the All-Class Reunion Saturday night. They were Sunday afternoon visitors of Lanny and Irene Hopfinger. They attended funeral services for Jason Haas on Monday at Calvary Lutheran Church.
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, July 19, 2012 • Page 5 Obituary
Jason Clay Haas
Jason Clay Haas, age 23 of Lemmon, SD, passed from this life Wednesday morning, July 11, 2012 at home with his parents at his side. The Celebration of Jason’s Life will be held at 10:30am on Monday, July 16, 2012 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon. Pastor Bob Edwards and Pastor Donald Lemke will officiate with burial in the Cedar Creek Cemetery northeast of Lemmon. A Family and Friends Service Celebrating Jason’s Life will also be held at 5:00PM Sunday evening at Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon. Serving as casketbearers are Shad Christman, Chris Goldsmith, Chantz Uhrig, Joe Sackmann, Tanner Gebhardt, Jake Nelson, Terry Nelson, Weston Ginther, Taylor Lensegrav, Ethan Thom, Matt Huffman, Justin Huffman, Cody Heupel, and Kyle tors Nels and Angie Easterby and Pastor Brad Burkhalter will officiate with burial in the Chance Cemetery. A Family and Friends Service will be held at 7:00pm on Monday evening at the New Hope Worship Center in Lemmon. Serving as casketbearers are her cousins, Brian and Kendal Bock, Bradey, Christian, Adam, and Andrew Disbrow, Kolby Dickens, Brett and Tyler Flatmoe, The Tayte and Trig Clark. Lemmon High School Class of 2013 is considered Honorary Bearers. CARRIE BETH FLATMOE and her twin sister, Sadie Paige were born February 1, 1995 in Hettinger, ND, to Brian and Gloria (Disbrow) Flatmoe. She grew up on the Flatmoe family ranch south of Meadow. She attended Progress School and was entering her Senior year at Lemmon High School. Her care, concern, and compassion for others inspired her to pursue a degree in nursing following her graduation. She loved music and started Dalzell. All of Jason’s family and friends, and the Lemmon High School Class of 2008 are considered Honorary Bearers. A memorial has been established. JASON CLAY HAAS was born June 21, 1989 in Sioux Falls, SD, the son of Owen and Jean (Lemke) Haas. They lived in the Ree Heights and Highmore, SD area. In 1993, Jason was joined by a sister, Kayla. The Haas’ moved to the Lemke Ranch northeast of Lemmon in 1994. He was baptized and confirmed at Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon. Jason attended school in Lemmon graduating from Lemmon High School in May of 2008. Jason lettered in basketball, football, and track for the Lemmon Cowboys. Jason also cooked at the Powderhorn and Five Counties Nursing Home. He was a member of FFA and participated at state playing piano at an early age. In high school, she participated in Drum Line, Jazz Band, Journalism, was Junior Class President, a statistician for Volleyball and Boys Basketball, and was inducted into the National Honor Society. This past spring she performed with the Lemmon High School Band in Los Angeles, CA. She was also a member of the Rough and Ready 4-H Club. A young lady of deep faith, Carrie was a member of the Coal Spring Community Church where she helped with Vacation Bible School and was on the Worship Team. During the summers she was a counselor at the Cedar Canyon Bible Camp where she would help others learn to praise God together and teach songs to help them grow and understand more about the Bible. She would often turn to her Bible and find a passage that gave her strength and meaning. She kept a journal of her daily adventures and had unboundless capabilities. She has made a big impression on many with her charming and and national conventions. Jason was a member of East Adams Rough Riders 4-H Club, showing beef and sheep. Following High School, Jason attended Moorhead Technical College in Moorhead, MN, earning a Culinary Arts Degree. He was currently employed at Five Counties Nursing Home as the lead cook, where he was dearly loved by the residents. Jason’s interests included sports, country music, cooking and baking, rodeos, bon fires, and having a cold one with friends and family. He had not missed a Lemmon Boss Cowman Rodeo in 17 years. His pickup is parked in the usual spot this 18th year showing his dedication. As an avid Denver Broncos fan, Jason had the opportunity to attend three games. Above all he loved being surrounded by friends and family who admired his big smile and bear hugs. youthful spirit, energy and appealing personality. She loved spending time at Shadehill Reservoir and attending the Hills Alive concerts in the Black Hills. Carried loved photography, whether it was through the written word or through her camera lens, she could capture beauty in its truest form. Carrie passed from this life on Thursday, July 12, 2012 from injuries in an automobile accident while returning home from a summer Bible Camp. Keeping her in their fondest memories are her parents, Brian and Gloria Flatmoe, and sisters, Sadie, Megan, Abby, and Macyn; her parental grandparents, Harold and Lillian Flatmoe, all of Meadow, SD; her maternal grandmother, Erma Disbrow, Sioux Falls, SD; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, William Disbrow, and two aunts, Brenda and LuBertha Disbrow. Visitation will be on Monday from 1:00 to 5:00pm at the EvanCelebrating Jason’s memory are his parents, Jean and Owen of rural, Lemmon, SD; one sister, Kayla Haas, Fargo, ND; grandmother, Thelma Lemke of Lemmon; aunts, uncles and cousins: Laurie and Neil Kramer, Natalie & Allison; Vickie Hatlewick, Seth and Stacie, of Jamestown. ND; Kathy and Gregg Eguchi, Glendale, AZ.; Donald Lemke, Forrest Hills, NY and Russell Lemke, Kearney, NE and many great aunts and uncles; and a host of friends. Welcoming him to heaven are his great grandfather, Orville Engel; grandparents, William Lemke, Lawrence & Ordis (Engel) Haas and uncle, Scott Cluff. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 1:00 to 9:00pm, and on Sunday from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home and on Sunday evening from 4:00 to the time of the family service at 5:00 at Calvary Lutheran Church. son-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon and on Tuesday one hour prior to services at the New Hope Worship Center in Lemmon. A memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com.
Carrie Beth Flatmoe
Clint Parker
Clint Parker, 92, of Gettysburg, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012 at the Selby Good Samaritan Center. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 20, 2012, at the United Methodist Church, Gettysburg, with burial to follow at the Gettysburg Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, July 19, 5-7:00 p.m. and will include open informal sharing at Luce Funeral Home, Gettysburg. Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with Clint’s arrangements. (www.familyfuneralhome.net)
The Funeral Service for Carrie Beth Flatmoe, age 17 of Meadow, will be held at 10:30am Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the New Hope Worship Center in Lemmon. Pas-
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It’s been another hot, dry week. We did get a little sprinkle late Saturday afternoon, but thankfully, south and west of here they got just enough to put out most of the fires that wicked lightening started. Area firemen were busy until the rain came. I spent three days in Pierre attending meetings and trying to get everything lined up for the Oil and Gas Development Committee meeting in Buffalo, Lemmon, and Bison. The governor’s Oil and Gas taskforce met Monday afternoon. Sen. Ryan Maher and Harding County Commissioners Bob Johnson, Charlie Verhulst, Ray Anderson, and Dean Wagner also attended the meeting. I wasn’t able to attend the GF&P Commission meeting since it was also on Monday, but we’re really interested to see what Gov. Daugaard’s independent review of GF&P discovers. The Brand Board went before the Rules Review Committee on Tuesday about the increase in brand inspection fees to 90 cents a head. The committee approved the increase, but sent the Brand Board books to the Government Operations and Audit Committee for review. The Water Management Board met on Wednesday and three of us on the Legislative Oversight Committee were able to attend. Sen. Tom Hansen and Sen. Jim Hundstad were there, but Rep Frank Kloucek couldn’t come. The meeting was held at the Joe Foss building and since there are very few parking spaces available there, I parked my car at the Capitol. Late that afternoon when I got in the car to head home, the thermometer registered 111 degrees! The temperature dropped to 102 by the time I got to Faith, but it was sure a cozy trip home. The heat doesn’t seem to bother the grasshoppers. I checked the gardens early Thursday morning and hoppers have certainly cut down on my work load. Three of the gardens have been totally stripped of all vegetables and all that remains in my big garden are tomatoes, beets, some onions, a few potatoes, winter squash, and weeds. You can’t even tell where the cucumber plants were! The hoppers ate my two zucchini plants right down to the roots, which will make Casey sad. US Rep. Kristi Noem held town hall meetings in Buffalo and Bison on Friday. The meeting in Buffalo was at noon in the Rec Center after she toured the oil field that morning. Kristi gave a very frightening slide presentation on the fis-
Grand River Roundup......................................................................................By Betty Olson
cal crisis in Washington and the nearly $16 trillion national debt. To check the deficit, visit http://usdebtclock.org/ but don’t do it before bedtime or you’ll never get to sleep! Grand Electric hosted the meeting in Bison. A lot of interested people came with questions about agricultural issues, the deficit, taxes, predator control, and ObamaCare. Kristi and her crew went on to Lemmon that evening to ride in the Grand Entry at the Boss Cowman rodeo. Kristi Noem and her supporters were in the parade on Saturday. As usual, we drafted Audie Brockel to drive Sen. Maher’s car through the Boss Cowman parade while Ryan and I ran behind throwing candy and Frisbees to the large crowd gathered for the festivities. We weren’t going very fast, but it sure didn’t take long to work up a sweat! John Lopez has created a wonderful metal sculpture of a cowboy on a bucking horse for the Lemmon High School Cowboys and there was an unveiling ceremony at the high school at 1:00. John also made a magnificent buffalo sculpture with a bust of Buffalo Bill Cody on one side and a bust of Sitting Bull on the other side. The buffalo was commissioned by someone in New Hampshire, but you can still see it outside of the Grand River Museum in Lemmon before John takes it to New Hampshire. Missy and Casey attended the funeral for Missy’s uncle, Gary Kirkpatrick, age 71, on Thursday in Rapid City. Gary passed away July 7th and he was laid to rest in the Hettinger Cemetery on Friday. Our former neighbor, Jimmy Howe, 76, of Hettinger died last Tuesday. His funeral was Friday in Hettinger with burial also in the Hettinger Cemetery. The Lemmon area suffered the tragic loss of two young people this week. Jason Haas, age 23 of Lemmon, passed away Wednesday morning at home. Jason’s funeral was Monday in Lemmon with burial in the Cedar Creek Cemetery northeast of Lemmon. Carrie Beth Flatmoe, age 17 of Meadow, was killed in an automobile accident Thursday. Her funeral service was Tuesday in Lemmon with burial in the Chance Cemetery. Our hearts go out to these families. We have some folks with health issues in need of prayer. My cousin Tammy(Wilkinson)Eberhard has improved enough that she may be moved from Rapid City to the hos-
Pastors Perspective
Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Bison
pital in Sturgis, but she is facing some very serious medical issues. Matthew Sandgren has left the cancer center in Houston and his family is taking him on a tour of the country and Jedd Parfrey is in Scottsdale, Arizona for treatment of his recently discovered cancer. Please keep them in your prayers. Having Game Fish and Parks back in the news reminded me of this: A game warden was driving down the road when he came upon a young boy carrying a wild turkey under his arm. He stopped and asked the boy, “Where did you get that turkey?” The boy replied, “What turkey?” The game warden said, “That turkey you're carrying under your arm.” The boy looks down and said, “Well, lookee here, a turkey done roosted under my arm!” The game warden said, “Now look, you know turkey season is closed, so whatever you do to that turkey, I'm going to do to you. If you break his leg, I'm gonna break your leg. If you break his wing, I'll break your arm. Whatever you do to him, I'll do to you. So, what are you gonna do with him?” The little boy said, “I guess I'll just kiss under his tail feathers and let him go!”
Christ makes you eternally rich!Do you feel rich? One economist once challenged people to imagine the following. Move your family into a building the size of an old tool shed. Have no electricity, no running water, no bathroom. Get rid of all your clothes except for one set. Keep one pair of shoes. Destroy all written material. Toss out all food except for some flour, sugar and salt, a few potatoes, some onions and dried beans. Throw away all your investments, pensions and insurance policies. Reduce your savings to ten dollars. Live about a three-hour walk from the nearest clinic. Support your entire family raising crops on a few acres of land. Give a third of your crops to your landlord and a tenth of your crops to your money lender. If you do that, says one economist, then you’ll know how over a billion people are living in the world right now. Now, perhaps, you’ll realize how rich God has made you as an American. Now imagine the world is dark, cynical, and senseless. If there is a God, you don’t know him. If there is some grand reason for living, you don’t know it. And so you go to work, come home, cash your check, get groceries, watch TV, catch up with the laundry and house chores on weekends, take in a ballgame, discuss current events, pursue a hobby, go on vacation, go to the dentist and doctor, feel your body getting old, put in for retirement, mow your lawn and weed your garden, watch your life get slower and smaller. And then you wait to die—empty, puzzled, and frightened with no hope. If you can imagine that, you can imagine life without Jesus, life without his full and free forgiveness by his substitutionary death on the cross, without his peace and purpose, without his Joy and certainty that heaven is yours. Now then, you realize how rich you really are as a Christian. How rich God makes you by his undeserved love in Christ. “You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.” (2 Cor 8:9) By trusting that Jesus is your Savior, that he became our poor servant, that by trusting that Jesus died on the cross for you, God now gives you forgiveness and heaven. For the richness of God’s grace and love makes us eternally rich in Christ. “We are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” (Rom 8:37) No, not Satan or death “nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Rom 8:39) See how rich you are in Christ!We pray: Forgive me, Lord Jesus, for all the times I have forgotten how rich you make me. Empower me by your Spirit through your gospel to help me to see what you have waiting for me in heaven with fresh insight. Amen.
Pastor Gerhardt H. Juergens
Did You Say Epsom Salt?
by Karen Englehart Master Gardener During a conversation about gardens and grasshoppers we were told that Epsom Salt was a good deterrent for grasshoppers. What, Epsom Salt for gardening? Some research was in order and the opportunity to share the information with you. Thanks to a lovely neighbor lady, whose name is withheld “to protect the innocent”, for the tip on this subject. In areas where organic and green gardening is the rage, Epsom salt has become the ideal answer to a variety of organic gardening needs. Not all of us are organic gardeners but Epsom salt is a good “green” treatment and it is a lot cheaper than some other products. Composed almost exclusively of Magnesium Sulfate, Epsom salt is intensely rich in these two minerals that are important to healthy plant life. Unlike common fertilizers, Epsom Salt does not build up in the soil over time, so it is very safe to use. Epsom salt does not replace the need for
Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium. Magnesium plays a crucial role in photosynthesis by assisting with the creation of chlorophyll, used by plants to convert sunlight into food. In addition, it assists the plant to soak up phosphorus and nitrogen, which serve as vital fertilizer components for the soil. Magnesium is believed to bring more flowers and fruit to your garden. Sulfate, a mineral form of sulfur found in nature, is an equally important nutrient for plant life. Sulfate is essential to the health and longevity of plants, and aides in the production of chlorophyll. It joins with the soil to make key nutrients more effective for plants, including nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium Epsom salt can help you refresh and revitalize your garden. Epsom salt is advised for use with all fruits, vegetables, and herbs (It is not advisable to use Epsom salt with sage— it is not beneficial for this particular plant). As previously mentioned, it does not cause build-up or any harm to plants
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when used, so can be used safely and effectively during any stage of the plant’s life. Epsom salt works well as a saline solution for a tank or hand sprayer or sprinkling can. Make a solution of one tablespoon of Epsom salt per gallon of water. Spray your garden after the initial planting, later when it begins to grow (after a month or so for transplants), and lastly when the vegetables begin to mature. It is believed that this practice will give you healthier vegetables, and a lush vegetable garden. As of this week’s research, we cannot affirm or disclaim the abilities of Epsom salt to deter grasshoppers. That research is continuing even in the reality of our yard and garden as we have both the Epsom salt and a healthy supply of grasshoppers on which to experiment. We will revisit Epsom salt next week in part two. Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein
2012-2013 school supplies for Bison students
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 24 crayons, 1 paper folder, 1 tablet, several No. 2 pencils, several glue sticks, set of 24 colored pencils, Fiskars scissors, a big eraser, gym shoes, Kleenex, Clorox wipes, gallon and quart Ziploc bags, 1 12 oz. bottle hand sanitizer GRADE TWO: 1 pair of sharp scissors, 1 box 24 crayons, 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, addition flash cards. GRADE THREE: 3 spiral bound notebooks (wide-ruled), 1 pkg loose BISON SCHOOL DISTRICT #52-1 SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR 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, 4 pocket folders (NO PRONGS), 1 box of Kleenex, 1 large package of BLACK dry erase markers, 1 eraser, 1 box of No. 2 pencils, 3 Elmers glue sticks, 1- 8 oz. bottle hand sanitizer, 1 container Clorox Wipes, gym shoes, box of erasers that fit on pencils. GRADE FOUR: large eraser, 3 spiral notebooks, compass, protractor, No. 2 pencils, scissors, Ruler (standard and metric measurement), 1 container Clorox wipes, gym shoes, box of Kleenex, 1 box 24 crayons, 2- glue sticks, set of 12 colored pencils, fine tip markers, 2 pocket folders, 4- wide ruled spiral notebooks, 1- 4x6 or 5x7 notebook to use as a journal GRADE FIVE: large eraser, 3 spiral notebooks, compass, protractor, No. 2 pencils, 2 pkgs of loose leaf paper, ruler(standard and metric measurements), gym shoes, box of Kleenex, 1 box 24 crayons, glue sticks, set of 12 colored pencils, fine tip markers, 3 pocket folders
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Marriage Can’t Live on Love Alone My husband jokes that I married him for his land. If that were the case I would feel differently about kochia weed, binweed, and arid ground. Most couples get married for love, which was on my husband’s and my list for spousal qualifications, but we both knew that we couldn’t live on love alone and focused on more practical reasons for getting married. I had something he really wanted: my guns. Mine were nicer than his. He knew that adding mine to his gun cabinet would add value to his gun collection and he’d be able to use mine if we got married. The fact that I could aid in producing his heirs was a big draw. I held the key to ending the incessant badgering from his dad about getting married and giving him grandkids but we already knew we wanted a family. We believed that having kids would complete our happiness by raising them to do our most dreaded, mundane chores. My beau also had something to offer that I couldn’t resist: a lifetime of opportunities to fulfill my ever-thirsting need for challenges, adventure, outdoor labor, and arguing. I also wanted to learn additional ways to make the most of what I had. During our courtship I noticed he seemed to have expertise in this department and felt that he could teach me a lot. A life together meant he could share his knowledge with me on stuff like endless uses for baling wire. At the time, I felt I’d reached an age (23) when I needed to experience different cultures. There was so much I had to learn about people which included knowing more about TV remotes since a big chunk of my youth was without television. My husband was someone who knew of these things. While we dated, I used my secret weapons to improve my chances that he would pick me. The more time we spent together, the more potential he saw in me as “the one.” I exemplified a woman who could handle any activity typ-
Amy Kirk is a ranch wife from Custer, South Dakota.
ically stereotyped for men including hard labor, heavy lifting, and drinking beer. He knew I was the woman for him because I could open his toughest gates by myself and shut them behind me. When we met I’d been working at a good paying job—the government kind. I was making a lot of money working and not doing much else except beer drinking after work; an interest we had in common. I was living a splendid life of spontaneity with the Black Hills Helitack firecrew, but making the most money I’d ever earned was getting ridiculous. Earning a lot of money was starting to lose its luster (a drawback to being young and naïve) for both of us. Our money making got so out of hand that my love interest came up with a plan to get our money under control and never have that problem again, so we got married. We’ve not had ridiculous amounts money since because we had children to make sure of it. Once we established common interests and what we had to offer each other, we agreed to settle down with together so we could stay home and have a beer.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 11:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 8:00 a.m.
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Class - 7:00 p.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: Lemmon - 4:45 p.m., Bison - 7:15 p.m. Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Morristown - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 10:30 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
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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Al Treib and Jim Gilland stopped in for a coffee break with Thelma Sandgren Tuesday and Wednesday when it got too hot to hay. Jim and Patsy Miller picked Thelma Sandgren up late Thursday afternoon for cards at the Senior Center in Hettinger. The Millers came out the big winners this week. A birthday luncheon was held Friday for Nan Nash in Hettinger. Those attending were Lorraine Kaitfors, Janice Abelseth, Gladys Merwin, Leola Witt and Thelma Sandgren. Thelma Sandgren called on Jake and Frances Nelson. Was nice to see them. John Blosmo was doing carpenter work. Saturday, Thelma Sandgren attended the parade in Lemmon and had lunch with Frieda Dewey and Leola Witt. Thelma also visited briefly with the Steve Sandgrens before returning home. Tiss Treib gave Thelma Sandgren a ride out to the field Monday to check on how things were progressing. Al Treib made a trip to Hettinger Tuesday, he met up with Tiss after work and they visited with Butch, Mindy and Crystal Mattis in the afternoon.
Rosebud News ................By Tiss Treib
Tiss Treib made a trip to Lemmon Wednesday. Al and Tiss Treib traveled to Bismarck Thursday. Tiss Treib met Dorena and Katie Wiechmann and Esther Johnson in White Butte Friday afternoon. Tiss and Esther went to Esther’s apartment in Lemmon for the weekend. Friday evening visitors of Esther Johnson and Tiss Treib were Lorraine Roe and Alice Seim. Alice Seim accompanied Tiss Treib and Esther Johnson to the Friday performance of the Boss Cowman Rodeo and the fireworks that followed. Tiss Treib and Esther Johnson attended the Boss Cowman parade Saturday morning in Lemmon. Al Treib and Jim Gilland visited with Esther Johnson and Tiss Treib Saturday afternoon. They all attended the Saturday performance of the Boss Cowman Rodeo. Al Treib and Jim Gilland joined Tiss Treib and Esther Johnson Sunday and attended the last performance of the Boss Cowman Rodeo. Roni Klein and Jade Schaff joined them. Tiss gave Roni and Jade a ride home after the rodeo and then took her mother out to supper. Dorena Wiechmann and Kari
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Hoff picked Esther Johnson up at her apartment Sunday afternoon. Tiss also returned home. Denise Haugen Brooklyn and Daniel Haugen arrived at Shirley Harris’ Friday to spend the weekend and attend Boss Cowman activities. Carol and Daryl Martin of Mesa, AZ and Merle Longwood of Schenectady, NY arrived at the Longwood ranch Friday. They returned to their home’s Monday. Shirley Harris joined them at the ranch Sunday. Shirley Harris, Merle Longwood, Carol and Daryl Martin, Luke, Erin and Cora Stadheim, Carrie, Kyan, Kinley, Stone and Rain Stadheim were Sunday dinner guests of Les and Sharon Longwood. Shirley, Carol and Daryl went over to see the new home of Bridget and Albert and Lil Albert Keller. That evening, Shirley, Carol and Daryl attended the Bible Study held at the home of Les and Sharon Longwood. Rebecca, Kristina and Zachary Haugen spent Sunday at the home of their grandparents, Melvin and Loretta Haugen and also visited with their dad, Austin. Stacy Gillespie and her daughter Andi returned to their home in Phoenix, AZ Monday. Mona Slocum and Zilpha Smith of Oregon arrived Wednesday at Helen Meink’s. They attended some Boss Cowman activities and left for their home Saturday. John and Shirley Johnson were Sunday coffee guests of Otto and Connie Schwarz. John and Shirley Johnson were Saturday dinner guests of Les Wieland and Charlotte Kubik. LaVonne Foss was a Monday afternoon coffee guest of John and Shirley Johnson. Tim and JoAnne Seim were Thursday evening guests of John and Barb Bartell. Sunday, Tim and JoAnne Seim were afternoon, supper and evening guests of Lynn and Connie Wieshaar and visited with Jodi Hendrickson and girls of Godley, TX. Jim and Patsy Miller attended the parade in Lemmon Saturday. Matt and Christi Miller were Saturday afternoon and evening guests of Jim and Patsy Miller. Kathy Seim and Mac spent Friday through Monday with Nolan and Linda Seim and family. Nolan and Linda Seim and family attended various Boss Cowman activities. Dorothy, Lynn, Monte and Dean Frey were Wednesday supper guests of Ed Babitzke of Tuscan; AZ. Ed spent Wednesday through Saturday at the Frey ranch. Dean, Monte and Lynn Frey took in the tent activities in Lemmon Saturday evening. Lynn Frey attended the Boss Cowman Rodeo Sunday afternoon. Doug Gordon of Georgetown, CA was a weekend guest of Keith and Bev Hoffman.
The month of June has been a busy one, not just for the VanDenBergs, but for the ranchers finishing branding, and moving cattle to summer pastures. Some have been haying, but the results are nothing like the last several years, and I am sure everyone is praying for rain. On Sunday, June 3, many relatives and friends of Ilma Gabriel gathered at Immanuel Church for a potluck dinner in honor of her 90th birthday. Ilma was presented a beautiful floral bouquet from the Immanuel Congregation. The week long open house, to celebrate Herman and Ruby’s 65th anniversary really got off to a good start when Wynn arrived on June 8th accompanied by Frank Shobe. Gloria came on Saturday bringing a decorated anniversary cake, and stayed until Sunday afternoon. SuDan came on Tuesday the 12th and stayed until Wednesday. Clark Verhulst did aswell. I am not going to list all who came to the ranch each day, as I may forget someone! Friends came from Rapid City, Lemmon, Bison, Prairie City, and surrounding communities. It was a very special week! Wynn did so enjoy visiting with so many folks! A heartfelt thank you to everyone who came to the ranch, to Gloria and Betty for decorated anniversary cakes, Janet for the ice cream, Esther for the angel food cake and toppings, and to others who brought “goodies”. Just to sit down and visit with everyone was the best “gift” of all! A special thank you to those who were unable to be present in person, but sent special cards! We thank Clark and Frank for making it possible for Wynn to be here! We appreciate our family and relatives, and the many, many friends we have gained through all these years. God bless you all! You made our week! On Wednesday, June 20th Helen Marty went with Ruby to Bison as both had “hair” appointments. Helen visited Jim and Esther Haggart and later called on Wilbur and Bev Haggart for a visit. Herman and Ruby drove to Deadwood Lodge on June 21 where we met daughters, Marilyn and Susan. The four of us drove to Greeley, Colorado in the afternoon. We stayed at Wynn and Shelby’s house. On Saturday we all went to Golden, Colorado, meeting Frank and Gloria there. We then traveled to Evergreen, and up a curvy road to Echo Mountain. This was the location for the wedding of Simone Verhulst and Dan Nabers at 5:00 pm. with the Rockies in the background. A beautiful wedding location! Dinner and dancing followed the ceremony. Simone is the daughter of Clark and Cindy Verhulst who live in Longmont, Colorado. Dan is the son of Mark Nabers of Atlanta, Georgia. The couple will live in Denver. Michael and Lisa Smith and Jordan were
Zeona News..........By Ruby VanDenBerg
also present, the first time that Herman and Ruby’s offspring have all been together in quite a while! A great weekend! At home again, and all “quiet” on the “western front.” we saw lots of country in need of rain. We were not close to fire, but smoke was in the air. The Sam Marty home was “a buzz” the past week, as Nicole Kolander and son Connor, Samantha and Darin Sandberg, all from Minneapolis; Conrad Reid, Conrad Reid Jr., and John Reid all of Warrenton, Virginia arrived on Saturday, June 30th. Sam, not one tot pass up a good opportunity, go the guys involved in moving cattle and fencing. They even experienced fire fighting while here. Sam also got involved in that, a new experience for her! Helen Marty has been at Sam’s for a spell and enjoyed the company. The “eastern” visitors all left on Saturday, July 7th, so i reckon it is pretty quiet on the home front now! Iver Heier visited Sam’s on Thursday, July 6th and on Friday Herman and Ruby, Jim and Marie Donahue enjoyed delicious chocolate cake and ice cream with coffee at Sam’s house. Harold and Vera Dutton spent a few days at the ranch on the Moreau River. Sons Melvin, Daryl, and Stacy Dutton and two sons, and grandson Jeremy were with them. Dick and Eleanor Johnson, Fritz and Jana Johnson and family visited at the Duttons on Thursday. herman and Ruby VanDenBerg and Kenny Randall called at the Dutton ranch on Friday. Harold and Vera observed their 65th anniversary on June 25th. Congratulations! Jean Simon who “turned” 90 on July 2nd enjoyed visiting with friends and relatives at an open house coffee party at Heritage dining room in Sturgis on July 1st. Linda picked up her Mom, Vera to attend. Also amount the well wishers were Dee and Robin Wilcox, anna Goddard, John and Corinne Erickson, Jennings, Shirley and Karl Floden. Jean and Dale lived in te Zeona Community for many years. Congratulations Jean! Kristi Wheat and son Ashton from Colorado Springs Air Force Base visited Dennis and Linda the week of June 15th. Kristi, Ashton, Taylor Fisher, Lavina Goddard, and Linda went to Souix Falls to spend five days with Jay Anders and family. Lavina visited her daughter, Tammy and family. Donny Wheat, Kristi’s husband, returned home from Afghanistan on Wednesday, July 11th. He has been Deployed since January, 3, 2012. We were sorry to hear that Harold Dutton was taken by ambulance to Spearfish Hospital on July 7th. Our best wishes and prayers for your healing, Harold! “If you keep waiting for just the right time, you may never begin. Begin now! Begin where you are with what you are.”
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Town and Country extension club
The lazy days of summer are definitely upon us and even Town and Country Extension club is having a lighter summer due to not serving at the Perkins County Fair. Carolyn Hendricks hosted the May meeting and Margie Hershey hosted the June meeting. Diana Landis volunteered to place flags for Memorial Day and Flag Day and Sara Weishaar will put them up for July 4. June 1 was the date of the rummage sale with proceeds going toward items for the soldier boxes. There were many in the community who donated household items, clothing or baked goods. Thanks to you we were able to do up some very nice boxes with nutritious snacks and July 4th decorations. This is the last mailing we will do as some of the soldiers will be beginning their journey home. Jr/Jr awards were discussed for the fair. We will be doing this again. Club members were encouraged to contribute items for judging at the Perkins County Fair. Our Perkins County Council meeting will be October 13 at 10:00 a.m. and the State Convention will be September 14,15 in Aberdeen, SD. Carolyn Hendricks did a presentation on rhubarb which is commonly known as the “pie plant.” The roots of rhubarb can be divided and replanted. To plant one of the many varieties of rhubarb you need to place the crown buds 2” below the surface and it needs good drainage. Soil should be moist but not soggy. Raised beds are good. Rhubarb needs sun so southern exposure is best. Rhubarb does contain potassium and vitamin C but is not a good source of fiber. The leaves of this plant are poisonous but can be used in compost. The presentation given in June by Margie Hershey was on depression. There are many different kinds of depression, each treated differently. Margie talked specifically about clinical depression, the blackness/hopelessness and the role of family and friends in the depressed person’s life. A handout was given to each member and I’d like to share that. Signs of Clinical depression *Depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day *Loss of interest or pleasure in most activities *Significant weight loss or gain *Sleeping too much or not being able to sleep nearly every day *Slowed thinking or movement that others can see *Fatigue or low energy nearly every day *Feelings of worthlessness or inappropriate guilt *Loss of concentration or indecisiveness *Recurring thoughts of death or suicide To meet the criteria for clinical depression you must have five or more of the above symptoms over a two-week period. At least one of the symptoms must be either a depressed mood or a loss of interest or pleasure. Should this apply to you, please seek help. The next club meeting will be July 26 . Vera Kraemer, Sec/treas
Prairie Lounge Noon Special Menu
Monday, July 23 : T omato tortellini soup, grilled ham & cheese croissant
July 16- July 21
Tuesday, July 24: Chicken bacon ranch wrap with criss-cross cut fries Wednesday, July 25: Hot beef sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, and veg. Thursday, July 26: Tacos Friday, July 27: Backed salmon fillet with cheese garlic mashed potato, veg., and texas toast
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Legal Notice
much of the state, Fanning says forage crops may be some of the better double-cropping options. "Anything that can be grazed will reduce input costs, particularly if the land is already fenced and water is accessible," Fanning said. "If raising crops for forage, be aware of the potential for nitrate and/or prussic acid poisoning." He encourages growers to refer to the following publications which discuss the dangers of increased nitrates in forages; Nitrate Poisoning of Livestock, Forage Nitrate Poisoning, Prussic Acid Poisoning and Prussic Acid Poisoning of Livestock. More information can also be found in Utilizing Annual Crops for Forage in Western South Dakota and Producing Annual and Alternative Crops for Forage. The links to these publications can be found, with the electronic copy of this news release, on iGrow.org. Cover crops are another option If adequate soil moisture is available, the early wheat harvest that is expected may prompt some producers to simply plant cover crops, which can have multiple benefits, says Fanning, who encourages growers to do their research.
Expert discusses double cropping after wheat
012 will go down in the record books as one of the earliest winter wheat harvests in history. To take advantage of the early harvest South Dakota farmers may consider double cropping, says Bob Fanning, SDSU Extension Plant Pathology Field Specialist. "Two crops in one year may sound tempting, and for some crop species is possible, but before doing so, producers should consider possible crops and compare the potential benefits with the drawbacks," Fanning said. He encourages growers to reference the Emergency Late-seeding Options guide for a quick reference of choices that might work for double-cropping. The options presented in the factsheet assume adequate soil moisture is present to germinate the seed at the time of planting. Fanning says growers should cross-reference crops with prior herbicide usage to ensure they are compatible with possible herbicide carryover. "The market prices for many agricultural commodities are good, but some of the deterrents to double-cropping include additional input costs, heavy dependence on summer rains, increased workload and the possible negative effects on future crops," Fanning said. He adds that a second crop, grown in the same year cannot be insured at this time in South Dakota. "Producers planting these crops for grain will be self-insured," he said. Forages are better double-cropping options With the lack of grass growth, poor hay crops reported in many areas, and reports of dry conditions in
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 2012-2013 school year. BID #2- Propane gas for the Bison School District to be delivered as needed during the 2012-2013 school year.
BID #3-Milk for the Bison School District to be delivered as needed during the 2012-2013 school year. This will include Gallons 1% White; ? Pints of Skim White, 1 % White and Skim Chocolate. Bids will be opened August 13, 2012 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
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Online programs help high school students succeed
The South Dakota Board of Education received updates Monday during its regularly scheduled meeting on two online programs that create rigor and relevance for high school students. The South Dakota Virtual School provides expanded course offering to students through online studies. It gives students the opportunity to take more Advanced Placement courses, study highly specialized subjects, or receive tailored remedial instruction. Not to mention the opportunity to receive college credits and raise their grade point average. In 2011-2012, 133 public school districts and school systems participated in South Dakota Virtual School. That’s up from 88 just three years ago. More than 2,900 full- or part-time students in grades 6-12 use the system, for a total of 3,822 semester registrations. “Especially in many of the smaller districts in the state, schools may not be able to pay a full-time teacher in advanced or highly specialized subjects,” said curriculum specialist Erin Larsen. “The South Dakota Virtual School gives students those same opportunities, increasing the rigor and relevance of their high school education.” Currently, there are 364 semester course offerings through South Dakota Virtual School, with 24 AP courses and 82 credit recovery courses. In the future, the virtual school will expand to offer more courses at the middle-school level. Another program, South Dakota MyLife, is an online career development tool that encourages students to explore careers through interest inventories and skills assessments. Students can then research careers they are matched with and save that data to their online portfolios. With that knowledge, they can use their profiles to plan their academic programs and track their goals. “SDMyLife usage is really high right now,” said Tiffany Sanderson, career and technical education administrator in the Department of Education. “Overall usage has been steadily climbing since we introduced the site four years ago. It’s a good indication that students have access to the resources they need for success in high school and preparation for life after 12th grade.” Completion of the online interest inventories has allowed the state’s education analysts to compare student interest data with workforce needs so teachers and counselors can educate students regarding relevant opportunities in South Dakota. In a related study, it was discovered that students completing career and technical education programs graduated and continued to the postsecondary level at a higher rate than the average student population.
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For Sale House For Sale in Bison, SD. 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home with 2 car attached garage plus a 1 car unattached garage. Option to buy East Lots with a 16 x 42 shed. For more information call Kevin or Linda, Home 605-244-7225 or Cell 605-4847648 B4-2tc tion and sick leave. For more information call the Community Health Nurse Office at 605-374-5962 or the County Finance office at 605-2445624. Applications will be accepted until July 30, 2012 and may be addressed to Perkins County Community Health Nurse, PO Box 447, Lemmon, SD 57638. Perkins County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. B5-2tc
We'd like to extend a HUGE thank you to our neighbors, friends and the Bison Volunteer Fire Department for your quick response and help with the fire on our place last Tuesday. We appreciate each and every one of you! Dan, Marcie, Tyler and Jenna Kari Many, Many thanks to all who made my 90th Birthday Celebration a huge success! Special thanks to Jim, Elaine & Rebecca Bingaman & Betty Lou Thompson and their helpers who planned & launched the expedition. May the Lord bless & prosper every one. We love you! Jim & Edna Judy
few days and look forward to another visit soon. Daryll and Debra Peckham
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the beautiful southern Black Hills. Salary based on experience; includes excellent benefits. Contact Human Resources at (605)673-2229 ext. 110 for more information or log onto www.regionalhealth.com to apply. EEOC/AA.
Courthouse in Bison, SD or call 605244-5629.
CITY OF WILMOT, SD, seeks applications for Street/Water/Sewer Superintendent. For application: 605-9384811, wilmot@tnics.com, or PO Box 40, Wilmot, SD 57279. EOE. 2 COACHING POSITIONS available at The Garretson School: Head Volleyball; Assistant Volleyball. No teaching positions available. Send application to Supt. Robert L. Arend, Garretson School, PO Box C, Garretson, SD 57030. Open until filled.
PRESS OPERATOR POSITION: Operate Kodak 5631 DI press, AB Dick press and other pressroom and bindery equipment. Hourly salary, full benefit package. Larry Atkinson, Bridge City Publishing, 1413 E Grand Xing, Mobridge, SD 57601, 605-230-0161 or atkinson@mobridgetribune.com.
Crocheted dishclothes and pot scrubbers are available at the Bison Courier. B4-tfn Wanted Perkins County has job openings for Mechanic. Must have or obtain a valid South Dakota Class A Commercial Drivers License within 30 days of employment. Benefits include: Health & Dental insurance, retirement, sick leave, vacation and paid holidays. For application and details, contact the Highway Office in Bison,SD or call 605-244-5629. Position open until filled. Perkins County Highway Dept. Box 158, Bison, SD 57620. For Rent For rent: Homestead Heights located in Bison, S.D., has a one and two bedroom apartment available. Homestead Heights is a low-income elderly and disabled Section 8 HUD (Housing and Urban Development) housing facility. We are smoke free. Energy Assistance is available for those who qualify. Utilities are included in the rent. Homestead Heights is an equal housing opportunity. For more information, please call (605) 244-5473. B14-tfn Employment Position Open: The Office of the Perkins County Community Health Nurse is now accepting applications for a FT (32 hour/week) Administrative Assistant. A high school diploma or equivalent education is required. We are seeking a highly motivated applicant with strong computer skills and communication skills. Position includes health & dental insurance, retirement, vaca-
Full-time liquor store manager for Bison Municipal Bar. Wage negotiable DOE. For application/job description, call Beth, 605-244-5677 or 605-244-5231. EOE. B5-3tc
Thank You Everybody at Chance wishes to thank the Meadow, Bison, and Glad Valley Fire Departments as well as all of our friends and neighbors who came so quickly and put out the fire in our hay field. We appreciate all of the time you took out of your busy schedules to help us. Eric, Mindy, Syd, Reed & Ian Arneson
THE DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION is taking applications for a fulltime Douglas County Highway Superintendent. Must have valid Class A Driver’s License. Experience in road/bridge construction/maintenance. Supervisory/administrative experience preferred. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. To obtain an application and a complete job description contact the Douglas County Auditor or call (605) 724-2423. Mail applications to: Douglas County Auditor’s Office, PO Box 159, Armour, SD 57313. An Equal Opportunity Employer. NOW HIRING WAITRESS for Branding Iron at Faith, SD–Ask for Tim or Deb 967-2662. FACTORY CERTIFIED AUTOMOTIVE TECH needed: Starting salary: $25/hour; extra training available. Medical/retirement benefits. Contact Don or Craig Burns, Philip Motor, 1800-859-5557.
STANLEY COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT is seeking a dynamic educational leader to join us as a K-5 Principal beginning immediately. Send cover letter, credentials, resume with three references to: Dr. Don Hotalling, Stanley County School District 57-1, P.O. Box 370, Ft. Pierre, SD 57732 or to don.hotalling@k12.sd.us. Application must be received by July 20, 2012. ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper or 800-6583697 for details. $1500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS! EXP. OTR Drivers, TBI, 33¢/34¢, $375 mo., health ins., credit, 03¢ safety bonus, Call Joe for details, 800.456.1024, joe@tbitruck.com. OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY NOTICES
TURN KEY GAS STATION: Murdo S.D. on Interstate 90 and Highway 83. Would make great body shop or machine shop. Located next to Pioneer Auto. Call 605-669-2389. WANT A WAY TO PAY off that summer vacation? Join our team! Sell Avon! Work from home. Earn 40% on your first 4 orders. 1-877-454-9658.
DRIVERS: $1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS. New Pay Program! *Earn up to 50 cpm *Home Weekly*2500+ miles, 95% notarp. Must be Canadian eligible (888) 691-5705. STEEL BUILDINGS - FACTORY DIRECT: 40x80, 50x100, 62x120, 70x150, 80x200, Must liquidate Summer deliveries. Limited supply. Call Trever 1888-782-7040. STEEL BUILDINGS
We would like to thank the businesses and people of Bison for being so helpful and kind to us during our recent stay for our son, Ryan's, wedding. We had a wonderful experience at the hotel and the people there were so nice, and we had a great meal at the lounge off of main street. The people working at the downtown bar were also helpful and made us feel welcome. The restaurant across the street made wonderful food and we looked forward to every meal we had there. We went to the grocery store, and even had a local woman ask if we needed help with what we were looking for. The cashier visited so much, we felt like he didn't want us to leave! Also, thank you to the people responsible for assisting our families with finding camping facilities. Thanks to those of you involved with the Legion for allowing us to hold the reception there. You were all so nice, helpful and informative, and everything worked out perfectly! We loved staying in your town for a
WEBMASTERS WANTED! Promote your business, offer free classifieds, help your community. Encourage family friendly business and consumer partnerships in your zip code. www.SellBuyZip.com, info@sellbuyzip.com, 1-888-872-8772. FULL-TIME WEED SUPERVISOR, Hyde County, Highmore, SD. Job description available upon request at Auditor's Office. Applicants may request applications from Hyde County Auditor's Office, 605-852-2519. Submit completed application to Hyde County Auditor's Office, PO Box 379, Highmore, SD 57345 by Friday, August 3, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. Hyde County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Larry Kerr, Hyde County Commission. CABLE TV INSTALLERS Needed ASAP! Travel Required. Great Pay. Tools, Truck provided. Background Check/Drug Test Required. Sioux Falls Based. Learn more and apply online: www.takcommunications.com or call Paul: 605-651-4417. EMPLOYMENT
JACKSON COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT Worker. Experience in road/bridge construction /maintenance preferred. CDL Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening required. Applications / resumes accepted. Information (605) 837-2410 or (605) 837-2422 Fax (605) 837-2447. JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE is accepting applications for Deputy Sheriff. Certification preferred, accepting all applications. Willing to work all hours, be on call. Salaried position, benefits. Submit resume or LES application to Sheriff Clements, POB 127, Kadoka, SD 57543. Fax 605-8372046. Position is open until filled. Call 605-837-2285.
HuntSAFE class
CUSTER CLINIC IS accepting applications for a full-time LPN or Licensed Medical Assistant to join our team in
MOBRIDGE-POLLOCK SCHOOL DISTRICT #62-6 is seeking the following full-time positions with benefits: Middle School Special Education Instructor; Early Childhood K-2 Special Education Instructor; Paraprofessional; and Custodial (with CDL preferred). Contact Tim Frederick at 605845-9204 for more information. Applications may be sent to: Mobridge-Pollock School District #62-6; Attn: Applications; 1107 1st Avenue East; Mobridge SD 57601. EOE.
PERKINS COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT. has opening for mechanic. Good Benefits. Applications are available at
SD Game, Fish and Parks will be holding a HuntSAFE course beginning July 26 at 5:30 PM in the board room in the Lemmon Armory. The course will run July 26th, 27th and 28th and students must be present all three days to successfully complete the course. The course teaches students firearms safety, about the tradition of hunting and certifies eligibility to purchase hunting licenses. HuntSAFE courses are designed for persons age 12 through 15. Adults are also welcome and invited to attend. Youth that are 11 may be issued cards if they turn 12 before December 31 of this year, but cannot hunt until September 1. Parents are also encouraged to attend with their children. Even though registration is not required please call 374-7726 and leave a message so the instructors know how many students will be attending. If anyone has any questions regarding the HuntSAFE course, feel free to call me at my office, 374-7726.
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