Bison Courier, June 13, 2013

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Volume 30 Number 52 June 13, 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
Bison Courier
Safety is theme of Grand Electric’s Annual Meeting
By Beth Hulm “Safety First: Looking Out for Each Other” was the theme of Grand Electric’s annual summer meeting held in their warehouse on Friday night. Indeed, it is something to brag about that approximately 50 employees have gone 51 months with no lost-time due to a work injury. That’s approximately a half-million man hours! Jerry Reisenauer recognized the employees with a short video and told the audience, “Safety isn’t something that I, as a General Manager, can demand.” He credits the Board of Directors and an employee safety committee with keeping things safe for all involved. “Sending everyone home safely at the end of the day is our #1 priority,” Reisenauer concluded. It was Reisenauer’s second video of the night. As this has become his tradition since September 11, 2001, he also played a patriotic piece, set to Lee Greenwood’s “I’m Proud to be an American,” to honor those who have fought and continue to fight on foreign soil to protect America’s freedom. “Many thanks to our veterans,” Reisenauer said. He is also a veteran of the Vietnam War. As he moved into the heart of his annual presentation, Reisenauer proudly announced that the cooperative’s revenues in 2012 were up almost a million dollars over the previous year. Contributing to the increase was the hike in consumer rates, increased sales to the oil fields and a low 2% borrowing rate that was re-invested at 5%. Reisenauer said that Grand Electric consumers are “blessed” to have one of the lowest residential rates in the country. While the wholesale costs of energy have increased about 65% in the past six years, residential rates have grown by only 21%, he said. Future growth will continue to come from industrial loads, like the TransCanada pipeline project. Although still heavily debated, the first phase of that pipeline is scheduled to happen in 2016. “It has been a very good project, regardless if it moves forward or not,” Reisenauer said. Also, coming in the near future will be an Automated Meter Information system, which will allow employees to read electric meters from their offices. The goal is to have it operational by 2014. Reisenauer, assisted by board chairman John Long, stayed at the podium to give recognition to deserving directors and employees.
As the weather warms up and the risk of mosquito bites increases, now is the time for South Dakotans to get in the habit of using insect repellent to prevent West Nile Virus. “Just as we prepare for flu season each fall, we need to be prepared for the West Nile Virus every summer,” said Dr. Lon Kightlinger, state epidemiologist for the South Dakota Department of Health. “West Nile Virus can be a serious, even fatal, illness but the good news is we can all reduce our risk with a few simple precautions.” Kightlinger said people can prevent mosquito bites and reduce their risk of West Nile by using mosquito repellents (DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535) and limit exposure by covering up. Limit time outdoors from dusk to midnight when culex mosquitoes are most active. Culex are the primary carrier of West Nile in
Prevent West Nile Virus
South Dakota. Get rid of standing water that gives mosquitoes a place to breed. Support local mosquito control efforts. These precautions are especially important for people at high risk for complications from West Nile. This includes individuals over 50, pregnant women, transplant patients and people who have diabetes, high blood pressure or a history of alcohol abuse. Since its first human West Nile case in 2002, South Dakota has reported more than 2,000 cases, including 29 deaths. South Dakota cases have occurred as early as June, but peak transmission is July through early September. Learn more about preventing West Nile at the department’s website westnile.sd.gov, or the South Dakota State University Extension site www.sdstate.edu/sdces/issues /wnv.cfm.
Storm sewer bid awarded to BL Contracting
By Gladys Jackson After reviewing three bids received for the storm sewer project, the Bison Town Board voted unanimously to approve awarding the contract to Brandon Landphere of BL Contracting, Bison, S.D. His bid of $543,374.50 was low bid. The other two bidders were Quinn Construction, Rapid City, S.D. and Quam Construction, Willmar, Minn. Brandon was present at the board meeting to answer initial questions; other concerns will be discussed at the upcoming PreConstruction Meeting. Public Hearings – At the advertised time, hearing no objections, motions were made to approve the following liquor licenses: Commercial Club, Bison Fire Department and Perkins Co. Fair Board. Airport hay ground bids were opened with only one bid received from Dolores Chapman for $300.00, this bid was approved by unanimous vote. Grazing options around the airport were tabled for the time being in order to complete further research on the legality of being able to offer this to the public. Ordinances – Attorney Bogue met with the Board in regard to several ordinances on which he presented examples and advice. These ordinances involved a Dog Ordinance, a Sump Pump Ordi-
Brad Besler and Maxine Rasmussen were recognized for five years of service and John Long for 20 to the Board of Directors. Employees who received service awards were Tonya Collins, 10 years; Penny Nelson, 20 years; Bob Landphere and Mike Lemburg, 25 years; Kenny Kocer, 35 years and Helen Aaker, 40 years. Earlier in the day, farewells were offered to Gladys Jackson during a reception in her honor, hosted by her co-workers and board members. She is retiring from the cooperative following 361/2 years of employment. During Friday night’s program, Reisenauer and Long presented her with a bouquet and a plaque. Goodbyes are never easy, Reisenauer said. He also announced the
death, in January of this year, of Abner Thoreson in Minnesota. Thoreson was Grand Electric’s very first manager in 1949. Reisenauer called him “a strong advocate and a true gentleman.” Thoreson was 95. In addition to approximately $470,000 in capital credits returned at Friday’s meeting, a few people went home with even more cash in their pockets. Raymond Akers’ name was drawn to play Plinko. He won $95 of a possible $100. Later, the Mentors from Maurine missed out on winning the $500 jackpot because they weren’t present to claim the prize. Five other people were more than happy to split the winnings, including Vaughn and Ruth Berg, continued on page 4
nance and old and outdated ordinances. The Board will take these ordinance samples home to review and address them at the next regular town board meeting. Swimming – Attorney Bogue discussed the upcoming summer recreation swimming program as well as offering open swimming. A discussion was held on the Agreement with the Bison school to use their bus. It was decided that for open swimming, any child under the age of six must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Kids and parents will be asked to sign a release. The Town will also reimburse the school for fuel and a driver during the open swimming program. Coleman Avenue – The Board voted to submit an application for a Community Access Grant through the S.D. Department of Transportation to resurface Coleman Avenue. This is a 60/40 grant up to $200,000.00. They have a verbal agreement from the County to help if the Town qualifies for the 40% grant money. The total cost of this project is $300,000.00. Revised Culvert Policy – The Board reviewed a revised culvert policy. After several changes, this policy will be reworked and there will be a first reading at the next meeting. continued on page 11
Page 2 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, June 13, 2013 Degrees conferred at USD’s 126th Spring Commencement
Rosebud News
By Tiss Treib
James Sandgren came out to the Sandgren ranch Monday evening for lunch. Tuesday was a cold and windy day. Brady Ham stopped in for coffee with Thelma Sandgren. Thursday evening, James and Kylee Sandgren came out to the ranch and mowed (hayed) and helped Thelma with a few projects, and then they all had supper together. Friday was Thelma Sandgren’s usual day in Hettinger. She returned home and Ken Krisle picked Thelma up and they went the Grand Electric annual meeting in Bison. The evening ended with another thunderstorm. Thelma returned home to find that Georgia Sandgren of Sturgis had arrived to spend the night. How wonderful. Saturday morning, James, Marci and Kylee Sandgren came out to the ranch for breakfast and joined Thelma and Georgia. They had a good visit and did some chores around the place. Georgia returned to her home in Sturgis. Kylee Sandgren brought some of her friends up to her Grandma Thelma’s house Sunday afternoon to play with the horses and visit awhile. Those who accompanied her were Angeo Perez; Bailey Ellison; Kenzie Schley. Tiss Treib made a trip to Lemmon after work Wednesday. Tiss Treib accompanied Patsy Miller to the Grand Electric annual meeting in Bison Friday evening. Patsy then took Tiss home, before returning to her own home. Tiss Treib and Thelma Sandgren went out to supper at Summerville Saturday evening. Tiss Treib was a Sunday dinner guest of Nolan and Linda Seim and family. Jasmine returned home with Tiss and spent the afternoon. She helped with horse chores and played with Lexi Johnson. Later, Nolan and Linda called on Tiss to pick up Jasmine. Thelma Sandgren called on Shirley Johnson Saturday afternoon. Tiss Treib called on Shirley Johnson several times this past week. LaVonne Foss took Shirley Johnson to church Sunday. Justin, Jo and Jacob Seim; John and Ann Turtle came to Tim and JoAnne Seim’s Tuesday and returned to Belle Fourche Wednesday afternoon. Larry and Sarah Dreiske and family were Thursday supper guests of Nolan and Linda Seim and family. Ella and Greta Anderson spent Thursday with Jasmine Seim. Jasmine accompanied them home and was an overnight guest. Jasmine spent Friday with them. Nolan and Linda Seim, Jasmine and Logan were among those who attended Spencer Dreiske’s 5th birthday party Saturday afternoon. They were then supper guests of Larry and Sarah Dreiske and family. Shirley Dreiske was also a supper guest. Duane Meink traveled to Virginia for an awards ceremony for Troy Meink. Duane Meink, Bridget Keller and the boys went into Lemmon Tuesday. Bridget Keller took Lil Albert and Korbin to Duane and Dawn Harris’s Friday evening, so they could watch them for the weekend. Bridget spent the weekend in Bismarck for Guard Drill. She picked the boys up late Sunday evening on her way home.
Sunday at 4 pm, Christ Lutheran Church will be celebrating its 75 Anniversary with a worship service. All are invited. The preacher is Rev. Lance Hoff, a son of the congregation, who grew up in the Bison area. There will be food and fellowship following the worship service at Grand Electric Social Room.
Bison Public Library reading program, 3rd - 6th grade June 14th. All programs are at 10:30.
T-Ball practice Wednesday June 12th 5:00- 6:00 p.m.; June 19th 5:00-6:00 p.m.
in Bison
Bison - Cherry Lynne Kolb, Juris Doctor, Master of Business Administration.
Prairie City - Ashleigh Ruth Goddard, Associate of Science, Nursing.
SD Stockgrowers welcome summer intern
Agriculture Business. Silvia Christen, Stockgrowers Executive Director commented, "We're very excited to have Kristen in the office with us this summer. I'm sure she'll have an opportunity to learn a lot about how our grassroots organization works and about the world of agriculture policy from the perspective of our members across the state." "Growing up in western South Dakota has given me an appreciation for the dedication and devotion that farmers and ranchers have for agriculture." said Fink. "This is a unique opportunity to get an in depth look at a great organization. I look forward to working with the staff and members of the Stockgrowers to promote agriculture in South Dakota." Kristen, daughter of Todd Fink and Brenda Fink, is a native of Prairie City. She graduated from Sturgis Brown High School in 2010, and will graduate from SDSU in May 2014.
All School Reunion-Saturday, June 22, 2013, Open to the Public, Bison Gymnasium, 6:00 p.m. –Evening meal $25.00 per person/$30.00 per person at the door. Anyone interested in singing in the choir for the Gala Day's Church Service please meet at Grace Baptist Church Wednesday night, May 22 through June 19 at 7:00 p.m.
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. To have your NON-PROFIT meeting listed here, please sub-
Paint South Dakota volunteers needed! If you are able to paint and scrap please join the crew to rejuvenate Bob Hanson’s home June 27th and 28th at 5:30 pm and June 29th at 8:00 am. Please register with Brandi Baysinger 2447526 or any Committee member. If you are able to help at any time please stop in.
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The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association welcomed Kristen Fink as their 2013 Summer Intern on June 3. Fink just completed her Junior year at South Dakota State University in Brookings, pursuing a Bachelors Degree in
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, June 13, 2013 • Page 3
Arndt and Weitschat engagement announced
Brief History of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bison, SD
When Rev Herbert J. Wackerfuss (1930-39) served as pastor, the dwindling membership and close proximity led Meadow and Scotch Cap congregations to start meeting jointly in Bison. Eventually the two congregations merged. Christ Ev. Lutheran Church signed its constitution June 1, 1938. Rev Gerhard Ehlert (1940-42) held services in the Seventh Day Adventist Church rented for $1. a Sunday until 1946. Then the congregation moved to the former Presbyterian Church rented from the local school. This, along with the dissolving membership of Coal Springs Church took place during Rev Roy Reede’s pastorate (1942-47). Pastor Reede started a building fund in 1947. Under Rev Max Herrmann (1947-52) services were being held in the courthouse. In August a foundation with a roof was laid in anticipation of a building. On December 7th, Christ Lutheran began holding services in this covered basement. Many of the furnishings came from St. Paul’s, Hazelton, ND, and some are still being used. Pews were loaned by the local Presbyterian Church and an organ was bought. With a loan from the WELS synod, a building was purchased and moved from Reeder, ND. It was dedicated on Oct 3, 1948. Pastor Reginald Pope in Lemmon served the vacancy until Rev John Balash (1953-54) was called. The following vacancy was again served by Rev Pope (1954-56) and Rev Vernon Greve (1956-58) after him. Pastor Pope’s workload was reduced in 1955 when the Date congregation joined Christ Lutheran, and the Athboy congregation joined Lemmon. Then Christ Lutheran joined an association of five churches including Faith and Dupree in 1958. Rev Robert Wendland served these churches out of Bison from 1959. He moved to the Faith parsonage in 1960, and served Bison until Christ Lutheran realigned with Hettinger and Reeder under Rev R. E. Buss in 1960. After Pastor Buss left, Christ’s long vacancy was served from St. Paul of Faith by Rev Nathan Engel (1964-68). Finally seminary graduate Rev Fred Fedke III (1968-72) was assigned to Reeder, Hettinger, and Bison. Christ also purchased it’s present place of worship that year, a building owned by the Assembly of God congregation. Rev Larry Wiederich served from July 1973 to July 1976. During Rev Terry Yahr’s pastorate (1976-87) a brick sign was built for the church, and the theater seats were replaced with pews. Then in 1982, a pipe organ was bought and installed by Howard Nolte of Sioux Falls, SD. It was dedicated November 21, 1982. Then in 1987, Rev Tim Johnston (1987-92) was installed and Christ Lutheran celebrated its 50th Anniversary. A parsonage fund was started and eventually used to buy the current parsonage, 302 E Carr, Bison in 1990. On January 10, 1993, Rev Kenneth Bittorf was ordained and installed, serving nine years (1993-2001). Rev David Shilling of Isabel served the vacancy until Rev Timothy Grey was ordained and installed in June 2002. Pastor Grey was serving (2002-05) when the Hettinger congregation closed and a dual parish was joined with Christ Ev. Lutheran Morristown, SD. Then during the summer 2005, Pastor Lloyd Lemke of Sturgis served as the brief vacancy pastor for Bison until the current pastor, Rev Gerhardt H. Juergens was ordained and installed on July 31st, 2005. Pastor Juergens currently serves the dual parish of Christ Lutheran – Bison, and Christ Lutheran Morristown, SD. The members are united by our faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and only Savior, and by our confession that the Holy Bible is God’s inerrant Word for our salvation. We faithfully believe, teach, and confess the gospel that Jesus Christ was crucified for all of our sins gives eternal life to sinners in Word and Sacrament, to nurture one another in Christian love, to win the lost souls for eternal life in Christ, and to equip God's people for lives of Christian worship and service, all to the glory of our holy Triune God. Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
Gayle and James Arndt of Rolling Stone, Minnesota together with Rev. Arthur and Doris Weitschat of Hot Springs, South Dakota announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their children Jessica Lynn Arndt and Jonathan Andrew Weitschat. Jessica is a 2007 graduate of Lewiston - Altura High School, Lewiston, Minnesota and her fiance’ Jonathan graduated from Bison High School in South Dakota in 2007. The bride elect graduated from Rochester
Community College in Rochester, Minnesota in 2010 as a potential Veterinary Technician and is currently employed at All Creatures Animal Clinic in Pierre, South Dakota. While Jonathan works at Guachalojara Restaurant and Fed Ex Ground also in Pierre. A June 22, 2013 wedding is planned in Winona, Minnesota. The couple plans to make their home in Pierre, South Dakota after their wedding.
Kam Arneson Memorial Ranch Rodeo
Saturday, June 22 Perkins County Fairgrounds for details call Brad Mackaben 244-7522
3rd Annual
It’s contest time
Guess who’s turning another year older this week!
I was born on June 18, 1976, in Ada OK. I recorded the album Honey Bee. Who am I?
Last weeks answer -Timothy Busfield
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Garden Gate
Wake up the looks of your table and your taste buds with edible flowers that taste good as well as look good. There are several flowers that are edible, but these may be some you have not thought about as edible or maybe as flowers. Borage, thought of as a health food supplement, this annual grows 2 to 4 feet tall with purplish blue, star-shaped flowers that, according to a 16th century herbalist John Gerarde, “make the mind glad”. They like a sunny spot and are usually sown from seed and reseeds itself. Borage adds a cucumber taste to salads, dips and cold soups. Freeze the flowers in ice cubes for decorative cold drinks. In larger amounts it can act as a diuretic. Calendula, known to some as pot marigolds is an annual and was a favorite in medieval cooking. It grows up to 20 inches tall, has pale yellow to deep orange flowers. Again sow seeds directly in soil in a sunny location; it tolerates afternoon shade in hot temps. This easy to grow plant often self-seeds as well. It is sometimes referred to as poor man’s saffron and has a slightly bitters taste. Petals add color to scrambled eggs, cheeses and rice. Try the leaves & petals chopped in soups, salads and stews. Do not use this flower if you are al-
Yes - Edible Flowers
lergic to rag weed, asters or other members of the Compositae family. Chamomile, this tiny daisy like flowers is known to most of us as being used for tea. It was immortalized in “the Tale of Peter Rabbit” when Mrs. Rabbit brewed a calming tea for her son Peter. This annual is a sun lover and is also grown from seed and easily reseeds itself to the point of being invasive. Its sweet apple flavor and fragrance make excellent tea and is great as a bedtime tea. Steep 2 to 4 teaspoons of fresh flowers with a cup of boiling water for three minutes, strain and enjoy. This flowers is also a member of the Compositae family, be aware of allergies mentioned above for Calendula. Chives another herb many of us have in our gardens and readily use the stems in many dishes. The lovely pink to lavender flowers have flavored meals for centuries. Planting clumps is the best way to propagate chives, seeds germinate slowly. Break apart the florets to add a mild onion flavor to dinner rolls, casseroles, salads, eggs, potatoes and butters. Next time we will add a few more to this list. The garden is the poor man's apothecary. ~ German Proverb Submitted by Karen Englehart, Master Gardener, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service
continued from page 1 Keith Hanson, RW and Diana Shinabarger, Jim and Lois Eggebo and Farrol Thompson, who each left with a crisp $100 bill. A myriad of other door prizes were handed out throughout the meeting. Recent Bison High School graduates, Anna Hatle and Shaley Lensegrav, were each awarded a $500 college scholarship from Basin and Grand Electric and two children, Garret Holzer and Julia Carmichael, won new bikes in a guessing game contest. Three new employees, Jeannie Reiff, Zack Buer and Larry Hendricks, were introduced. During the business meeting, three incumbents, Sharon Longwood, Lori Besler and Gene Stensland, were re-elected for another term to the Board of Directors. As is customary, a sandwich supper of roast pork, beef and lamb was served prior to the meeting and, after all of the business had been taken care of, entertainment was provided by Indiana dairy farmer Damien Mason, also known as “The Business Humorist” and “Agriculture’s Professional Funny Man.”
Grand Electric Annual meeting
Agriculture's Professional Funny Man Damien Mason was the featured entertainment.
100$ prize winners: Lois Eggebo, Prairie City; Keith Hanson, Reva; R.W. Shinabarger, Buffalo; Farroll Thompson, Buffalo and Vaughn Berg, Lemmon
Five Counties Nursing Home
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, June 13, 2013 • Page 5
Obituary Gwyneth Green
Hoar. The family moved to the Bison area in the late 1920s. She attended Bison Elementary School and graduated from Bison High School in 1945. After graduation she traveled to Oregon and picked apples in the orchards. On September 15, 1946 she was united in marriage to Oliver Green in Bison, SD. They resided on the Green home ranch. To this union seven children were born: Joyce, Helen, Lillian, Patsy, John, Joe and Iva. Throughout their married years Gwen worked alongside Oliver in all aspects of farming. During haying season she spent many hours bucking hay with a home built hay bucker that Oliver made. Every spring she raised chickens for butchering as well as helping the kids raise bum lambs. Her hobbies included upholstering furniture and oil painting on glass. In 1976 she went to work for the Federal Government as a crop and livestock reporter. She retired in 1996. They continued to spend their retirement years together on the ranch. Due to health reasons, they moved to Bison in May of 2001. Her husband Oliver passed away on May 2, 2004. She continued to live in Bison until entering Western Horizon’s Care Center in October of 2011. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and had previously served on the Bison School Board. Gwen passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Western Horizon’s Care Center in Hettinger, ND at the age of 88 years, 7 months and 6 days. Leaving to mourn her are five daughters, Joyce (Les) Aukland, Bison, SD, Helen Aaker, Bison, SD, Lillian (Wes) Gibson, Kalamazoo, MI, Patsy (Bob) Crow, Bison, SD and Iva Carter, Rapid City, SD; two sons, John (Noreen) Green, Lodgepole, SD and Joe (Virginia) Green, Bison, SD; 14 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 24 step great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy (Howard) Haugen, Bison, SD; one brother-in-law, Norman Kopren, Bison, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews. Gwyneth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Oliver Green; one sister, Genevie Kopren; one brother, Richard Hoar; and one granddaughter, Robin Aukland. Visitation with the family present was on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by a family service at 7:00 p.m. all at the First Presbyterian Church in Bison. A memorial has been established to the First Presbyterian Church in Bison, SD. Condolences may be sent through our website at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com.
Pastors Perspective
Pastor Calvin chapman
“…for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Matthew 5:45b NAS) What change three weeks of rain brings! And, what a testimony of the goodness of God. But, notice that the rain doesn’t stop at your fence line. God’s love and care for both His friends and His enemies is revealed in all those fields and pastures He waters. God loves all. His heart is wrapped up in humans, every one a child of God. And, if we would be true sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father, we must also love our enemies and pray for those who make our lives miserable: "But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:44-45a NAS).
Funeral services for Gwyneth Green, age 88, of Bison, South Dakota, were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bison, SD. Pastor Florence Hoff officiated with burial to follow in the Bison Cemetery. Special music was provided by Bart Damjanovich, Paulette Ellison and the First Presbyterian Church Choir. Serving as pallbearers were her grandchildren. All family and friends were considered honorary bearers. Gwyneth Ruby (Hoar) Green was born on October 28, 1924 in the Provo, South Dakota, area to Henry and Helen (McKinstry)
Dennis G. Eckmann
Wednesday evening at the Centennial Chapel of the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Hettinger with Fr. Stephen Folorunso. Serving as casketbearers were John Muth, Kent Brackel, Jerel Seamands, Bob Kudrna, Mike Bliss, and Delwayne Olson. All former and current Law Enforcement Officers and the North Dakota Highway Patrol are considered Honorary Bearers. A memorial has been established to the Dakota Buttes Museum in Hettinger. Dennis George Eckmann was born July 8, 1942 in Beulah, ND to Fredrick and Helen (Singer) Eckmann. He grew up on a farm near Mercer and attended school in Mercer and Turtle Lake, graduating from Turtle Lake High School in 1960. He attended Bismarck Junior College for one year and then in 1962, Dennis began working for North Dakota State Radio Communications in Bismarck. In 1965, he began working for the North Dakota Highway Patrol and was stationed in Cavalier. He was transferred to Hettinger in 1967 where he retired from the Highway Patrol in 1994. Following his retirement, he worked as an insurance adjustor and did tree moving. He was always looking for antiques with his grandkids. He was an avid toy tractor collector and attended numerous toy shows, and loved watching NASCAR races, and having coffee twice daily with his coffee buddies. Surviving family members include his wife, Bernadette, two sons and daughters-in-law, Kyle and Mary Eckmann, Helena, MT; Dean and Michele Eckmann, Fargo, ND; grandchildren, A.J., Joshua, Luke, Jacob, Thomas, and Callie; and sister-in-law, Janice Eckmann; a nephew, Kevin and a niece, Renee. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Arlo Eckmann. Visitation was held on Wednesday from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Centennial Chapel of the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Hettinger and on Thursday one hour prior to services at the Hettinger Lutheran Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.funeralhomesofcaring.com.
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
Saturday evening service at Indian Creek - 5:00 p.m. • Rosebud - 7:00 p.m. Sunday morning services at American - 8:00 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
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
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 - 10:30 a.m.
Dennis Eckmann, age 70, of Hettinger, ND, longtime North Dakota State Highway Patrol Trooper, passed away on Saturday evening, June 1, 2013 at the St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, ND. The Funeral Service for Dennis was held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Hettinger Lutheran Church with Pastor Kathleen Dettmann, officiating. A Rosary Service for family and friends was held at 7:00 p.m. on
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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Five creative ways to use containers in your landscape
by Melinda Myers Container gardens have long been used to add a spot of color by a front entrance or expand planting space in city lots, balconies and decks. Don’t let past experience and tradition limit your vision. Try one or more of these attractive, fun and functional ways to include containers in your landscape, large or small. Add vertical interest to any garden or garden space. Select a large attractive container filled with tall plants like papyrus and canna. Or elevate a small pot on steppers or an overturned pot for added height. Create height with smaller pots and plants by strategically stacking and planting them into a creative planting. Try setting any of these planters right in the garden to create a dramatic focal point. Create a privacy screen or mask a bad view. Use an arbor or other support for hanging baskets and then place a few containers below for an attractive screen. Or create a garden of containers to provide seasonal interest using a variety of plants. Use trees, shrubs, and ornamental grasses for height. Save money by purchasing smaller plants. Elevate these on overturned pots for added height and impact. Mask the mechanics by wrapping the pots in burlap. Then add a few colorful self-watering pots in the foreground for added color and beauty. Fill these with annuals or perennials for additional seasonal interest. Bring the garden right to your back door for ease of harvest and added entertainment. A self-watering patio planter, windowbox, or rail planter reduces maintenance and makes harvesting herbs as easy as reaching out the window or backdoor. Plus, guests will have fun harvesting their own fresh mint for mojitos or greens for their salads. Define outdoor living spaces within your landscape. Use containers as walls and dividers to separate entertaining and play areas from quiet reflective spaces. And consider using pots with built in casters or set them on moveable saucers to make moving these pots easier. This way you can expand and shrink individual spaces as needed simply by moving the pots. Create your own vacation paradise. Use planters filled with cannas, bananas, palms and New Zealand flax for a more tropical flare. Add some wicker furniture to complete the scene. Or fill vertical gardens, an old child’s wagon, metal colander or wooden and concrete planters with cacti and succulents. Add some old branches and large stones. You’ll feel as though you’ve hiked into the desert. All you need is a bit of space and creativity to find fun new ways to put containers to work for you in the garden this season.
Jim Brockel Tylee Lundberg Tuff Seim Gracee Veal Ross Collins Sara Hatle Jenna Kari Julianna Kari Madelyn Seidel
7th Grade
Hope Crabtree Matthew Johnson Jacob Kahler Dylan Beckman Nicole Hafner Jacob Kolb Kimberly Kvale Joshua McKinstry Sydney Senn Gregory Voller Cody Buer Cole Buer Marranda Hulm Paden Sexton Kiana Brockel Madison Hulm Kimberly Peck Drew Reder Wrangler Weishaar Drake Butsavage Logan Hendrickson Charlotte Johnson Michael Kopren Joseph Kvale Lenae McKinstry Conner Palmer Clayton Prelle Beth Seidel Brianna Sexton Brittnee Aaker Yancy Buer Kassidy Sarsland
8th Grade
Reed Arneson Collin Palmer Tori Voller
9th Grade
John Butterfield would like to see as many former students as possible. He will be at the school from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 22. He will have old game footage available to view and possibly purchase, with proceeds going to the Bison Athletic Department.
Layton Hendrickson Tyler Kari Tessa Kopren Sydney Arneson Kayley Johnson Stephanie Kolb Christopher Morris Tyler Plaggemeyer
10th Grade
11th Grade
Daniel Chapman Anna Hatle Wil Kolb Lane Kopren Shaley Lensegrav Shelly Peck Megan Serr Ryan Serr
12th Grade
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This is the Year of the Cardinal - calling all.......
Since our last update, the following have signed up to come to the All School Reunion, Saturday, June 22, 6:00 p.m., Bison School Gymnasium - we hope you do too: (This year is open to the public also. Tickets are $25.00 each, mail to Box 224, Bison, SD 57620) Juell and Dolores (Larson) Chapman, Class of 1954, retired (both), Bison; Kenneth Randall, Class of 1949, retired rancher, Prairie City, SD; Edward and Violet (Kari) Chapman, Class of 1947 and 1954, ranchers, Bison; Lenard Chapman, Class of 1952, sheep herder, Bison; Dennis and Alberta Lewton, Class of 1956 and 1961, retired, Bison; Darren Jackson, Class of 1990, BHS Music Teacher 2010-2013, Bison; Jody Kerzman, Class of 1993, Bismarck, ND; Eliza Blue, BHS English Teacher, 2012-2013, Bison; Tracy and Tamara (Crow) Buer, Class of 1980 and 1986, Co. Highway Supt., Adm. Deputy for Sheriff ’s Office, Bison; Alice Seim, Class of 1976, Lemmon, SD; Carole (Meink) Preszler , 1957-1960, Billing Clerk at Wheeler Mgf. & Leonard Jonas, Lemmon, SD; Peggy (Almen) Smith, Class of 1970, Adm. Assistant, Piedmont, SD; Janet Schecher, Class of 1983, Sing with Black Hills Showcase Chorus for 11 years, Customer Service Rep., Rapid City, SD; Della Mae (Oliver) Hatle, Class of 1955, Bison; Greg and Peggy (Lane) Fried, Class of 1971 both, Farm Bureau Ins. Agent, Peg is retired, Bison; Ronald and Nancy (Vetter) Seidel, Class of 1967 & 1969, Meadow, SD Jenn (Shea) Brist, Class of 1991, 4th Grade Teacher at Watertown, SD; Gerri Dinkins, Retired School Secretary, Bison; John Shea, Class of 2000, Bison; Duane and Joan (Parker) Shea, Class of 1961 and JoAnn was a teacher 1969-1971 and 1985-1991, Bison; Theresa (Deibert) Longcor, Class of 1959, Laceys Spring, AL; Lonnie and Becky Krause, Class of 1968, Bison; Linda Burrer, Class of 1976, Teacher at McLaughlin, SD Betty Ann (Millett) Preszler, Class of 1958, retired, 4 grandchildren, Carrollton, Texas; Donna (Miles) Bertsch, Class of 1954, a teacher for 36 years, Spearfish, SD; Betty Jo (Hanson) Hulm, Class of 1949, bringing her two daughters, Hooker, OK; Alan Snorteland retired Bison Teacher 1964-65, 19661974, Rapid City, SD; Wayne Palmer, Class of 1964, rancher & farmer, Prairie City, SD; Ardath Burrer, Class of 1972, currently a school teacher, Lodgepole, SD; Terry and Mary Haggart, Class of 1964, farmer, aerial crop sprayer, predator control pilot, Mary was a Bison teacher from 1973-74, Bison; Robert D. (Bob) and Bonnie (Martin) Crow, Class of 1973 and 1976, businessman Dakota Feed, Bonnie is the Business Manager at the Bison School, Bison; Martin (Tom) Deibert, Class of 1965, retired from 3M Co., Volga, SD. Tom says he may be 68, but he looks like 50 which comes from all the good living he did in Bison when he was young, and of course from the Deibert family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!; Cindi Penor Ceglian, Class of 1972, Belle Fourche, SD; James Knutson, Class of 1960, Civil Engineer, Bloomington, MN; Irwin (Butch) Hasenwinkle, Class of 1957, Engineer, Jackson, MI; Jerry and Leona (Sperle) Knutson, Class of 1956 & 1961, Seaford, VA Violet (Oleson) Lincoln, Class of 1986, U.S. Navy (retired), Cheney, WA; Gregory C. Deibert, Class of 1964, moved from Iowa to Texas in 2012, Georgetown, Texas; Belva Darlene (Milner) Price, 1944-1947, Prairie City, SD; Doug Jerde, Class of 1963, rancher, Reva, SD; Jane Haggart, Class of 1967, Rapid City, SD; Richard M. Sander, Class of 1968, Bison; Darla (Morris) and Eric Kahler & family, Class of 1993, Darla is a Bison Teacher, Bison; Jim and Alice Wishard, Class of 1960, retired, Bison; Dorothy (Hoar) and Howard Haugen, Class of 1945 and 1940, Bison; Leroy and Virginia (Shea) Besler, Class of 1955, retired, Madison, WI; Betty (White) Olson, Class of 1964, legislator and rancher, Prairie City; Tom Simek, Visitor, Tom says thank you for making this event open to the public. Looking forward to meeting old friends and learning more about Bison and will enjoy meeting new friends!!, Sun City West, AZ (Welcome Tom!); Joanne (Penor) and Leslie Cobian, Class of 1953, 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, , Hastings, MN; Arnold and Darlene (Buckmeier) Peck, Class of 1959 and 1958, retired, Darlene is an Alumni Teacher, Bowdle, SD; Teran (Buer) and Billy Doerr, Class of 2003, Exec. Director, Bowman Co. Develop., Bowman, ND; Sharon (Shea) Barrett, Class of 1957, retired bookkeeper, , Visalia, CA; Helen (Green) Aaker, Class of 1968, Cus. Ser. Rep. at Grand Electric, Bison; Theora Carlson, Faculty 1969-1977, Kdgn. & Vocal Music, still piano accompanist for BHS and love it, Bison; Dorothy (Kari) Seidel, Class of 1946, 4 generations of BHS graduates in this family, Bison; Reid and Tarina Kopren, Class of 1976, rancher, Tarina is current BHS faculty, Bison; Rebecca L. Carlson, Class of 1981, church worker, Rapid City, SD; Lois (Spangler) Eggebo, Class of 1972, Prairie City, SD; Holly Worm, Class of 1972, Prairie City, SD; Don McKinstry, Sr. and Bonnie Haynes, Class of 1945, retired rancher, Bison; Gerald Deibert, Class of 1957, retired from USDA, winter in Texas, Sioux City, Iowa; Darlys (Preszler) and Jim Zeller, Class of 1957, retired social worker, 9 grandchildren, Rapid City, SD; Edward Hanson, Class of 1983, Consultant, Sioux City, Iowa Nancy Miles, Class of 1972, Accountant, Grand Electric, Bison; Tim Kopren, Class of 1972, sales, shipping and receiving, Rapid City, SD; Duane & Rose (Nelson) Buckmeier, Class of 1958, Rose is a retired Bison schoolteacher, ranching, Prairie City, SD; Mary Ellen (Chase) Fried, Class of 1948, retired ranching/farming, Bison; Alfred and Betty (LaDue) Vliem, Class of 1947, Lodgepole, SD; Ron and Judy Kopren, Class of 1964 for Ron and Judy was a teacher from 1972-1973, currently used car dealership owner in Rapid City, SD; Leroy & Carol Schecher, Class of 1949, retired rural electric & telephone manager, Rapid City, SD; Reta Baker-Deuschle of Nevada writes she will not be able to come. CALLING ALL CLASSMATES OF THE YEAR 1964 The Class of 1964 will meet at Mom's Café in the Red Room from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday June 22nd. Any questions, please contact Betty Nelson. LET'S ALL GET TOGETHER! We will be giving our food count to the chef very shortly, so if you are planning on coming to the Reunion, but have just not signed up yet, please do so as soon as possible. You can pay through Pay Pal; however PayPal does not have the sign-up-form. So if you use PayPal, just send us your name, address and year you graduated by mail, Box 224, or e-mail to gcjackson@sdplains.com. You can also mail in your check and signup information to Box 224 Bison, just include your name and address and the year you graduated. A BIG THANK-YOU GOES OUT TO THE FOLLOWING ALUMNI FOR DONATIONS TO HELP WITH THE REUNION, WE APPRECIATE IT: Betty Ann (Millett) Preszler, Carrollton, Texas; Ardath Burrer, Lodgepole, SD; Carole (Meink) Preszler, Lemmon, SD; James C. Knutson, Bloomington, MN; Irwin (Butch) Hasenwinkle, Jackson, MI; Jerry and Leona (Sperle) Knutson, Seaford, VA; Violet (Oleson) Lincoln, Cheney, WA; Doug Jerde, Reva, SD; Sharon (Shea) Barrett, Visalia, CA; Helen Aaker, Bison, SD; Dorothy Seidel, Bison, SD; Nancy Miles, Bison, SD; Mary Ellen (Chase) Fried, Bison, SD; Betty (LaDue) Vliem, Lodgepole, SD; Ron and Judy Kopren, Rapid City, SD; Leroy and Carol Schecher, Rapid City, SD; Tim Kopren, Rapid City, SD; Darlys (Preszler) and Jim Zeller, Rapid City, SD; Gerald Deibert, Sioux City, Iowa. Come enjoy a meal, entertainment by members of the Buer Family, Kid Dakota and Eliza Blue, greet old classmates, check out the photo booth, give-a-ways, door prizes, and remember – it is the year of the Cardinal. We did not check this out with the Chinese calendar, but this is what the BHS calendar says. Reunion Committee: Duane Shea, Gladys Jackson, Nancy Seidel, Helen Aaker, Greg Fried, Salli Blazey and Jim Wishard.
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T-Ball for Bison youth -------------------
T-ball participants, 4 - 9 years olds. Area mom’s, Tally Seim and Charity Cook of Bison have started T-Ball teams for the Bison community. Practice kicked off on June 5th in the evening. Children in the age range from 4 to 9 attended. There were 27 children present and ready to learn all about T-Ball. The children will be taught what outfielders and infielders positions, learn proper throwing techniques, how to run to bases properly, and proper batting stance. Also, for safety reasons they will learn to drop the bat first and then run. But most importantly to Have Fun! All children that participate need to bring their own glove, water bottle, and cap. The coaches will be providing the helmets, ball, and bats. Children involved need to remember to wear; athletic clothing, socks and tennis shoes. Flip flops or sandals will not be allowed. For the audience, watching our future baseball stars, we would like to remind you to applaud to all good efforts and play. They want the children to have fun without negative pressure. Children’s T-Ball is not like your typical softball game. Tally and Charity have set up the rules for Bison teams as follows. There will be no outs called and also no score. Every player will get to hit in each of their innings. This will be a four inning game. When the child goes up to bat and hits they will only be moving one base at a time. However, the last batter in the lineup, they will hit a home run to get all the players on bases home. There will be two more practices before the games begin. The two dates are June 12th and June 19th from 5 to 6 p.m. All the children from ages 4-9 will practice at the same time with the coaches at the ball field. Once practices are over it is game time. Due to the large number of kids, the children will be divided into two teams.A younger group (4-6 years old) and an older group (7-9 years old). The 4-6 year old’s games fall on a Wednesday’s. Games will be as followed: June 26th, July 10th, July 17th, July 24th, and July 31st. The games will run from 5 pm to 6 p.m. These Wednesday night games will also have concessions available, starting at 5 p.m. Concessions will be served by Kaye and Sidney Senn.They will be serving hot dogs, sloppy joes, nachos,and soft pretzels. Concessions are only available on Wednesday because after T-ball the adult co-ed softball teams will then play at 6 pm. The other team will be the older group ages 7-9. These children will be progressing from hitting the ball from a stationary position on top of a tee, to the coach pitching. Their games will fall on a Tuesday’s. The date’s of their games are as follow’s: June 25th, July 9th, July 16th, July 23rd and July 30th. Their game also runs from 5 pm to 6 pm. Upon registering, for a small fee, every player will get a T-shirt with the logo Bison T-Ball on it once the games start. Any area children that missed the signup still have a chance to register. You can show up at practice ready to play or call Tally at 431-0682 or Charity Cook at 3816353. Registration will close June 19th. Now let’s, “Play Ball!”
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Summer reading programs.....................
It's summer. It's time to relax, spend time outside, visit friends, and enjoy your time as a family. But don't stop reading. Make it part of your family's summer fun. Research shows children lose one to three months of learning every summer. Help your child maintain their reading level by encouraging them to keep reading. A great way to do this is through a summer reading program. Here in Bison the Public and School Library is hosting a summer reading programs. The Bison Public Library reading theme this year is “Just Dig It” and “Go-pher” a Good Book. To get your children inspired to read this summer the Public Library is hosting a reading program. There is two programs. One for preschoolers to 2nd grade and the other is for 3rd graders to 6th grade. The Public Library has all ready had three sessions already but there is still some left for your enjoyment. For the preschoolers to 2nd grade group their will be a program on June 19th and June 26 and more to be posted at a later date for the months of July and August. The program starts at 10:30 am and includes a story and then a project. For the 3rd graders to 6th grade group they have three sessions left for the month of June. The dates for those are June 14th, June 21 and June 28. This group will also have programs in July and August. Along with the programs the Bison Public Library is also having the children record their books or pages read on a log sheet. Each child also is signing a contract with the librarian, on their goal for this summer. For every book the child reads, the participant earn a credit to shop for prizes. Everyone who completes the program by finishing their contract will be invited to a final party with certificates and rewards. The Bison Public Library is open Monday from 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday from 2 p.m.6 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m and 4 p.m.-6 p.m., Thursday from 2 p.m.-6 p.m and Friday from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. The Public Library has a wide range of books from board books to chapter books. So stop in and give your child a gift that lasts a lifetime. For more information contact the library at 244-7252. The Bison School Library is also doing a summer reading program. This program is for this coming year Kindergarteners to children entering Grade 9. They also have a reading log to record their books that they read. After the student read and records ten books they can turn in the reading log, to either the school secretary or to the school librarian, Mrs. Waddell. For every 10 books a student reads, the student will receive a chance to win prizes that will be presented at a program in the fall, when school starts. Also, each student who reads at least ten books, during the summer, will also receive a “Summer Reading Program” T-shirt. All reading logs must be turned in by the deadline of Monday, September 2, 2013. The School Library will also be open during the summer but hours vary. For more information on this reading program, you can contact Joyce Waddell at the Bison School Library at 244-5961 (Ext. 119) or her cell phone (605) 390-3978. So get your child encouraged to read and sign up for these programs. Books read can be used for both library programs. Happy Reading!
Children playing the game “Gnome, May I” just the classic game, “Mother May I “. Abby Thompson, Marcella Wells, Ava Roth, Julia Carmichael, Paisley Seim, Whitney Thompson.
Elizabeth Gunn is doing summer intern Librarian duties at the Bison Public Library.
BELLE FOURCHE Tanglewood Apts, 2 Br Meadowlark Plaza, 1 Br BOX ELDER Johnson Apts, 2 Br 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
Bella Vista Village, 2 & 3 Br
Elderly 62+, Disables & Handicap Housing
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Elderly 62+, Disables & Handicap Housing
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ooey-gooeyiest GLOW SLIME imaginable
You will need: Tools and Materials: Plastic or glass container Needle-nose pliers Standard highlighter Water Latex gloves Mixing bowl Jar (with lid) Elmer's School Glue Gel(4 oz. bottle) Craft sticks Borax 1.Start by making “glow water.” Fill container with 2 cups hot water. 2.With pliers, pull out felt writing tip and carefully pry off bottom of highlighter and remove felt ink tube from inside. 3.Place both the felt ink tube and the writing tip in the hot water and let sit for 4 to 6 hours. 4.Once water has cooled and ink has saturated the solution, use gloved hands to squeeze any remaining ink out of the felt tube. Discard highlighter pieces. 5.To make slime, create one solution in a bowl by combining 1/3 cup glow water with the entire contents of a 4 oz. bottle of Elmer's School Glue Gel. Stir mixture with craft stick until thoroughly combined. 6.To the jar, add 3/4 cups glow water and 2 teaspoons Borax. Secure lid tightly on and shake mixture until borax dissolves as much as possible. 7.Pour solution from jar into mixture in bowl, stirring continuously with a craft stick. 8.Once solutions are combined, remove the resulting glob from the bowl and work it in your hands for 3 to 5 minutes until it comes together and is less wet and slimy. 9.Store your slime in a resealable plastic bag or air-tight container. 10. Slime will “glow” under black light!
4 - H Ambassador contestants
daughter of Kevin and Buffy Groves of Faith. Past awards are in 2011, Kaycee was the first runner-up in Little Miss Faith Stockshow. In 2012, first runner-up for Jr.Jr. Butte County and a horsemanship award. Finally, Kaycee grabbed the title Little Miss Faith Stock Show and Horsemanship in 2012. Kaycee is excited for her second year competing in the 4-H rodeo and hoping that she does as well as last year. Kaycee won her first belt buckle last year in the Jr. Jr. goat tying. Kaycee will participate in the barrel racing and goat tying. Kaycee enjoys basketball, rodeos, school, and reading a good book.
Aspen Pulver is the 9 year old daughter of Dusty and Venessa Pulver of Faith. This is the first contest that she will be competing in. Aspens’ past 4-H events have been barrel racing, poles, and shooting sports. For this rodeo, Aspen will compete in barrel racing, goat tail snatching, and pole bending. In Aspen’s free time, she enjoys girl scouts and youth group. Other times, you will see her helping out on the ranch as much as she can.
Kailyn Groves is the 13 year old daughter of Kevin and Buffy Groves of Faith. Past achievements, Kailyn won first runner up in the Perkin’s Co. Jr. Jr. and the horsemanship award. In 2011, she won first runner-up in Jr. Miss Faith Stock show and also the horsemanship award, again. In 2012, she received second runnerup at the Jr. Miss Faith Stock Show. And lastly in 2012, she won the title of Perkins Co. Jr. Ambassador and won the horsemanship class. Kailyn will be participating in barrel racing, goat tying, and breakaway roping. Kailyn enjoys basketball, drawing, and any event that concerns horses.
Kaycee Groves is the 9 year old
Gracie Hand is the 11 year old daughter of Rick and Kandi Hand of Buffalo. Gracie’s past awards were she won the best of show at Harding Co. fair for Breeding Heifer. Gracie enjoys competing in the 4-H rodeo and does pole bending and barrel racing. Gracie enjoys riding her horse, drawing, basketball, volleyball, biking and hanging out with her friends.
Bison School District has the following positions available:
At h le t ic Di re ct or C oaches: Head Boys Basketball and Ass't. Head Girls Basketball and Ass't. Head Football and Ass't. Ass't. Volleyball.
Kelly Schopp is the 14 year old daughter of Ray and Julie Schopp of Meadow. Past honors are in 2008 she was the Boss Cowman Princess. In 2009, she was the Perkin’s County Jr. Jr. Ambassador. In 2010, she won the Perkin’s County Junior Queen contest. In 2011, Kelly was the Boss Cowman Junior Queen. Currently, she holds the Perkin’s County Senior Queen position. When not competing in queening events, Kelly enjoys basketball, volleyball, FFA, rodeos, cooking, reading and ranch work.
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Storm sewer bid
continued from page 1 Miscellaneous – A bill submitted by Brosz Engineering for water and sewer extension work in the Kolb 2nd Addition will be paid; the Board will not pursue the sharing of a new 40’x40’ shop building with PCRW at the present time; approval was given to Matthew Butsavage to extend his drive-way out 8 feet, which is still on his property and items are beginning to be compiled for the upcoming 2014 budget. Personnel Issues – The Board voted to regretfully accept the resignation of Larry Hendricks, town employee, and to approve the hiring of Kassidy Sarsland as the Summer Recreation person. Applications for a full-time Town employee still remain open at this time. Employee Kelli Nelson met with the Board to ask for extra help at the Municipal Bar during Gala Days to check wrist bands, etc. There will be a band on Friday night and she would like to be able to set up a tent, which she will borrow from Grand Electric; but would the Town have insurance coverage on this item? Town Clerk, Beth Hulm will check on the insurance question. Employee Heath McKinstry met with the Board and gave an update on current and future projects. Status items discussed included the patching of roads, sweeping Main Street for Gala Days, water being turned on at the parks; pump houses being sided and keeping the dump road closed during wet weather. Heath reported that the road from Terry Haggarts out to the dump grounds needs to be graveled. He was instructed to look into having this completed and get quotes on the cost. Nuisance Committee – Due to the moving away of Darla Moody, who was on the Nuisance Committee, the Town Board is looking for her replacement. If you are interested in serving on the City Nuisance Committee, please let a Board Member or Town Clerk Beth Hulm know as soon as possible.
Boomer Babble –
Thoughts at large are you a boomer?
By Charles Ortman Jeff Foxworthy made famous the phrase you might be a redneck if. We Boomers probably need the same kind of help making us aware of our status in life. ‘Status in life’ sounds better than just saying old. Let’s face it, sometimes we forget that we are Boomers; not that it is all bad. So here are some, “you might be a Boomer if…” observations. When a time capsule is opened and you remember that you had put stuff in it, you might be a Boomer. When you are involved with some group or you are setting with your church congregation and you are thinking that some of the folks are the older, dependable members, it hits you like a brick that you are one of the older ones; you might be a Boomer. When you are explaining to your adult child what a spit sink is and that all of the school gyms had them, you might be a Boomer. When the lights flicker, you immediately think you might be having a stroke, rather than there could be a problem with the electricity, you might be a Boomer. When you receive an award for the longest, active service, you might be a Boomer. You just thought of something for this list but before you can grab a pen to write it down, you forgot what it was, you might be a Boomer. When people automatically give you a senior discount without your asking, you might be a Boomer. Even if you are like many people who are getting into much better shape but your main social activity is going out to eat, you might be a Boomer. If your social network consists of actually talking to people at social activities, you might be a Boomer. When you have to sign up for Medicare but can’t remember to do it, not because of your memory but because you can’t believe you will be 65, you are a Boomer. So to all you Boomers out there, I just want to say…. Oh, for crying out loud; never mind.
Ten cool summer drinks
Watching your weight doesn’t have to sentence you to a life of water and diet drinks. You can still keep this summer sweet without a lot of extra sugar and calories. Quench your thirst with these tasty suggestions from TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization. 1. Add orange, lemon, or cucumber slices to sparkling water. 2. Cut your usual glass of lemonade in half and add sugar-free iced tea. 3. Freeze blueberries or raspberries in ice trays with water, and add them to your next summer drink. 4. Chill out by mixing seedless watermelon, cranberry juice, and ice cubes in a blender. Serve with a slice of lime. 5. Steep a peach tea bag in boiling water, chill, and serve with sliced orange.
6. Add a splash of pineapple juice to sparkling water, and garnish with pineapple wedges and fresh mint leaves. 7. Make your own iced coffee by adding black coffee to ice, then a splash of skim milk plus a shot of sugar-free vanilla syrup or packet of artificial sweetener. 8. Mix one part cranberry or pomegranate juice with two parts club soda, and garnish with fresh raspberries. 9. Steep two green tea bags in boiling water. Chill and serve on ice with a tablespoon of honey and a lemon wedge. 10. Make a tasty summer “mocktail.” Serve low-sodium tomato juice on ice and mix with a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce and a few dashes of hot sauce (depending on how spicy you want your drink). Add a celery stalk and a couple of green olives if you’d like.
To start things off, here’s a recipe for removing mildew from tents: Step 1: Mix 1/2 cup of Lysol in 1 gallon of hot water. Wash your tent with the solution (use a sponge) and let it air dry. Step 2: Mix 1 cup salt and 1 cup concentrated lemon juice in 1 gallon of hot water. Wash again with this solution and let it air dry. Although visible stains won’t be removed, it does kill the mildew.
Make your own roasting sticks using wooden dowels and wire hangers. Take a hanger and straighten it. Cut the length of the hanger to the size of roasting stick you want. Cut a 1 inch circumferance dowel about 6 inches long. Drill a small hole into the end of the dowel. Then insert wire cloth hanger into dowel. Dowel can then be personalized.
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Schecher receives new Certified Negotiation Expert designation
clients obtain better results in the sale or purchase of their home. CNE agents have a powerful competitive edge because of their ability to 1) communicate effectively to uncover more information, 2) help clients understand their options, 3) work collaboratively with other, and 4) resolve deadlocks. CNE agents have a thorough understanding of how to negotiate effectively to help achieve their client’s goals. The Real Estate Negotiation Institute is the leading negotiation training and coaching company in the real estate industry. Tom Hayman, the CEO and Co-Founder of the Real Estate Negotiation Institute, is a professional negotiator with 35+ years of negotiation experience, including 25 years with The Procter and Gamble Company (Fortune 50 company). Hayman asserts “Any Buyer or Seller who hires a CNE agent can feel confident they have one of the best trained negotiators in real estate. They should achieve superior results and have better resolution of all issues when represented by a CNE agent. For more information visit www.theRENI.com
Professional negotiation skills are a must for all real estate agents helping home buyers and sellers, especially in current market. Larry Schecher has been awarded the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation by the Real Estate Negotiation Institute (RENI). The CNE is earned by real estate professionals after successfully completing formal negotiation. Agents who receives this certification are in the top 1% of all agents nationally. With professional negotiation skills, agents are able to help
Past faculty: Florence Blackburn, Irene LaDue and Margaret Buckmeier; front row l to r, Darlene Peck, Ammerette Deibert, Dean Bartlett and Evelyn Krambeer.
Boomer Babble – Thoughts at Large The Zen of Grandparenting
By John Chicoine Grandparenting is an adventure, a unique adventure. There’s nothing out there to compare to being a grandparent. I know, you can get a cat or a lab puppy but it’s just not the same. This may sound strange but you look at that little child and think, my kids created that? Unbelievable! My wife and I just got off a nine day run of babysitting one of our grandchildren. God did bless women with making them pretty much infertile after a certain age. At least after cleaning, cooking, caring for children for over half of a life, I think it’s maybe a blessing. Little children are hard work. God should have done something
to men because they sometimes go on making babies long after they should not be making babies. I mean tossing the football around with your kids when you’re 85 versus 45 just doesn’t seem natural. Hugh Hefner changing diapers? Doesn’t seem natural. It was an educational experience for me and here is what I learned. Don’t let the kid out of your sight. They are small catastrophes waiting to happen, a miniature tornado, a wrecking machine, a human vacuum cleaner. You do not leave the child out of your sight line. Little tykes have their own schedules and they know what they like and dislike. If they need to eat, you’ll know, they get grumpy just like us, they whine and cry. We usually drink wine and then cry. If you’re feeding them and they don’t like the carrots, they go on the floor. Or if they’re done eating, the food goes on the floor. You will be cleaning the floor. Changing diapers is not for the grandfathers. In fact, grandfathers do not want to be in the same room as dirty diapers. (That’s another reason old guys shouldn’t have kids.) You will need to plan on doing a lot of bending, lifting, stretching, crawling and running. Actually, it is a lot like being in boot camp. I noticed my grandchild had a cell phone. She had the social services number on speed dial. What did that mean? (Ok, the one year old doesn’t have a cell phone, that’s a joke.) And there’s this spoiling grandchildren thing. Really, do you want to have a philosophical discussion with a one year old over whether they want broccoli or the cookie? Is that really spoiling the kid? Nah!
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SD Stockgrowers invite producers to dinner
The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association is on the road, and they're inviting producers to join them for any of six dinners to be held across South Dakota next week. Meetings are scheduled to be held in Highmore, Mobridge, Isabel, Reva, Newell and New Underwood with a meal to be served and some great information to be shared. The meetings are free and open to the public. "We're excited to invite everyone to join us for a meal and an opportunity to learn more about the issues facing our livestock industry," said Shane Kolb, President of SD Stockgrowers Association. "On the national level we're working on Country of Origin Labeling, marketing reform under GIPSA, and a variety of federal land issues, and we want to make sure that producers also know all the work that Stockgrowers does on policy right here in our state." R-CALF CEO Bill Bullard will be the featured speaker presenting a variety of information about federal policy issues including the recent changes to Country of Origin Labeling Rules. Stockgrowers leaders will also be discussing recent state policy issues and answering questions from producers about predator control, oil and gas development issues, property tax policy, and other topics. Producers are encouraged to attend, share their thoughts and ask questions. Kolb stated, "Whether you're a member or not, we encourage anyone interested in the issues impacting the livestock industry to join us for a meal and some great information." Schedule of Events Wednesday, June 19 Highmore - Grand Lodge beginning at Noon. Mobridge - Pizza Ranch beginning at 6pm, Sponsored by Herreid Livestock, Mobridge Livestock and ARC in Bowdle Thursday, June 20 Isabel - Sparky's beginning at Noon Reva - Community Hall at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 21 Newell - TJ's Cafe beginning at Noon New Underwood - Steve's at 7 p.m.
Tracksters: John Peck, Tom Nelson, Lewis Nelson, Darrel Besler, Elwood Penor, and Clyde Hafner.
Kimber Hulm with one of the many fish she caught at the Kids Fishing Day.
Dr. Jason M. Hafner Dr. David J. Prosser
1st & 3rd Wed. of the month 2nd & 4th Wed. of the month
Buffalo Clinic
Faith Clinic
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visited with Irene Young in Lemmon. She also visited several people at the nursing home. Carolyn Petik visited with Ernestine Miller on Wednesday afternoon. Darla and Reva Barnes spent the day with Carolyn Petik on Thursday. Saturday, Jerry and Carolyn
Vonnie Foster visited with her mother, Bernie Rose Friday and played scrabble. Thursday, Fred and Bev Schopp visited with Rose Martin and Dennis Martin. Fred and Bev Schopp made a quick trip to Rapid City Sunday and had lunch with Betty Parrott. Monday afternoon Carolyn Petik
Petik attended the High School Rodeo in Dupree. Sunday, Jerry and Carolyn drove to Wibaux, MT where they were lunch and afternoon guests of Leif and Claudia Bakken. On the way home they stopped in Lemmon and visited with Irene Young and Bob and Evie Reiger.
Tree Facts –
Winter Burn
but does kill trees occasionally. There some actions that can be taken to reduce the incidence and severity of winter burn in the future. Plant only drought tolerant trees and shrubs. Some examples of drought tolerant evergreen species that are less prone get winter burn are as follows: Rocky Mountain Juniper, Eastern Red Cedar, Lodgpole Pine, Ponderosa Pine and Mugo Pine. If it is a dry year water trees adequately during the summer and fall. There are products available which can reduce this injury when used properly. They are in a group of chemicals known as anti-desiccants or anti-transpirants and sold under trade names such as Wilt-Pruf, Nu-Film, VaporGuard, and Stressguard. The products used in the winter create a barrier over the pores or stomates in the leaf, which allow the plant to breathe but reduce water loss through transpiration. My source for this news release was North Dakota State University Extension Service. If you would like more information about “Winter Burn,” call Bob Drown at the Conservation Office at 605244-5222, Extension 4.
Jason Hulm takes Jetta’s fish off the hook at the Kids Fishing Day.
By Robert Drown, Natural Resource Specialist Many evergreens throughout northwestern South Dakota have winter burn injury this spring. It is showing up as reddish-brown dead foliage and was caused by cold winds which dried out the needles of evergreens last winter. Desiccation occurs when the ground contains inadequate moisture due to drought, frozen ground or whenever else a plant is unable to access moisture in the soil. Windy sites are obviously more prone to this type of damage than protected locations. Plant roots cannot uptake water from frozen
soil to replace the losses experienced in the leaves. The longer these conditions exist, the more moisture is lost and death of leaf tissue results. Early fall or late spring freezes can kill evergreen foliage when it is not adequately hardened off. If the damage is severe, some or all of the buds also may die. Usually the north and west sides of trees experience the worst damage from the prevailing winds. Other conditions that can contribute to a trees susceptibility to winter burn are if it has been planted improperly, stressed by insects, diseases, other environmental factors, fertilized at an improper time or have poor winter hardiness. Normally only foliage is killed and buds and branches usually are unaffected. Foliage that both early fall freezes and winter desiccation killed often remains green as long as temperatures are cold. Damaged needles then turn brown when temperatures rise. If the buds were not killed, new foliage emerges the spring or early summer. Assessment of total injury should be made only after new growth has occurred. Winter injury often is an aesthetic problem in evergreens
Close up of Scotch Pine tree with winter burn.
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Range and soil knowledge gained at event
“The purpose of rangeland judging is to provide an understanding of rangeland resources and a sense of stewardship in natural resource management,” noted Dave Ollila on a South Dakota State University iGrow Web page. The 30th annual Rangeland Days and ninth annual Soil Days is set for June 25 and 26 at Kadoka. Youth between the ages of eight and 18, as well as adults, will test their rangeland knowledge during the two days. Youth are broken up into four groups, based upon their ages. Learning activities are designed for a variety of age groups and expertise – starting with plant morphology and identification on up to judging habitat suitability for cattle or grouse. The first day is spent on the prairie, learning about the properties of rangeland resources and management practices to employ. The second day the youth and adults apply this newly found knowledge through scenarios created in a contest format. In addition, students have the opportunity to compete in categories including informative displays about rangeland, exhibiting student developed range plant collections and a speech contest on range related topics. The student participant with the highest cumulative score in each age division will be award a “Top Hand” belt buckle. The age divisions break out as follows: New Rangers – eight to 10 year olds, Wranglers – 11-13 year olds, Scouts –14-18 year olds with no previous range judging experience and Go-Gettters 14-18 year olds who have previous range evaluation experience. The participants in 14-18 year old (high school youth forum) speech contest will be competing for the privilege to represent South Dakota at the International Society for Range Management Convention to be held in Orlando, Fla., in February 2014. All travel expenses for the student will be sponsored by S.D. Rangeland Days and the South Dakota Section of the Society for Range Management. The top placing 4-H range team and 4-H soil team will represent South Dakota at the National Range and Land judging contest in Oklahoma City, Okla., the first week of May 2014. The Livestock Industry Trust Fund, through the state 4-H organization, sponsors a significant portion of the travel costs for these students to attend. “Rangeland is a kind of land, not a land use. Rangeland is fragile, yet durable and resilient. Management profoundly impacts the similarity index, a measure of rangeland condition that reflects its value for livestock, wildlife and humans. The purpose of rangeland judging is to provide an understanding of rangeland resources and a sense of stewardship in natural resource management,” said Ollila, an Extension sheep specialist and technical contributor in organizing the Rangeland Days event. Available on the Internet at http://igrow.org/up/resources/072001-2012.pdf is a digital version of the “Judging South Dakota Rangelands for Livestock and Wildlife Values manual.” “This manual describes a contest with components that have a strong biological basis for habitat management of both beef cattle and prairie grouse. Beef cattle have been chosen because they are the most common livestock species grazed on South Dakota rangelands. Once stocking rates are determined for beef cattle, conversions can be made to determine stocking densities of other grazing animals, such as horses, sheep and goats. Prairie grouse represent wildlife because they are affected by management and have the potential to occur throughout the state. There are three primary species of prairie grouse that inhabit the state: sharp tailed grouse, prairie chicken, and sage grouse. Management can achieve many desired rangeland uses. Vegetation, livestock, and wildlife respond in a predictable manner to range management practices,” said Ollila. Soil Days is an opportunity to learn more about one of the most important South Dakota resources. Students will learn how to determine soil texture, soil depth, past erosion, slope and stoniness. They will also learn how to interpret permeability, surface runoff and limiting factors. From this information they will determine the land capability class. This will allow them to make recommended treatments for vegetation and mechanical erosion control. Fertilization recommendations will also be determined. Students will also learn about home site evaluation. Adults who wish to receive either an undergraduate or graduate credit for participating in the Soil Days portion should contact Ollila at david.ollila@sd state.edu for a syllabus of the course expectations. Competition is individual and team for all age groups. Teams may consist of three or four members from the county 4-H program or FFA chapter. A program commemorating the 30th anniversary of Rangeland Days, along with recognition of individuals and organizations that were instrumental over the past 30 years, will be held just prior to the Tuesday evening meal at the Kadoka City Auditorium. The event is hosted by Jackson County Conservation District, Haakon County Conservation District, SDSU Extension and Natural Resources Conservation Service. For more information contact Mayola Horst, Jackson County Conservation District manager at 837-2242, ext. 3, or email mayola. horst@sd.nacdnet.net; or Shelia Trask, Haakon County Conservation District manager, 859-2186, ext. 3 or email hccd@goldenwest. net.
Weather Wise
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Must, mold, moisture, basement
The recent moisture and increase in temperature provide ideal conditions for mildew and mold growth in homes lower living areas and basements, says Marjorie Zastrow, SDSU Extension Nutrition Field Specialist. "For those dealing with the dismantling of a basement due to flooding, taking time to clean and prepare for repairs can be time consuming and frustrating," Zastrow said. "It is important to take precautions to prevent the growth of mold in our living environment for our health as well as to maintain the value of property." Zastrow says the growth of mold can have significant health effects on individuals of all ages, particularly those who are very young, the elderly and those with a compromised immune system. It too can impact the value of the structure. Controlling moisture is one of the primary defenses in preventing mildew and mold growth, says Zastrow. "Even though you may not have water issues to deal with, just the presence of high humidity can support mold growth," she said. "Molds can be detected by appearance and/or a discoloration of surfaces." If you have mold issues, Zastrow says your resources are best spent taking care of the problem rather than go through the costly process of identifying the particular strain of mold. In the lower living areas and the basement it is recommended that that humidity be kept at 60 percent or lower to alleviate the growth of mold. "Even if you did not have water this spring, if your humidity is 60 percent or greater, you have the potential for mold growth," she said. To alleviate the potential for mold growth, Zastrow says to begin by thoroughly cleaning the area using a general purpose household cleaner. This will remove the dirt and grime which mold spores feed on. Secondly, you can sanitize the area with a rinse of 1/4 to 1/2 cup bleach per gallon of water. "Remember, bleach is not a cleaning agent and cleaning is a critical step," she said. "If you choose to sanitize, the solution should remain on the affected area for 10 - 15 minutes." She reminds homeowners to never mix bleach with another cleaning agent. After cleaning, one of the most important steps in controlling mold growth is dehumidification. "Without the presence of moisture, mold spores will remain dormant," she said. "When adequate moisture is present and there is a source of food they grow." It is recommended that the moisture level be from 40-60 percent. The dehumidifier is the most efficient means to reduce and control moisture. When operating a dehumidifier be sure that your dehumidifier is sized to your square footage; some larger homes may need two or more. If operating a dehumidifier, be cautious in opening windows as the moisture is likely higher outside than inside. Reducing clutter is an important step in controlling the growth of mildew as well. "Piles of cardboard boxes, boxes of clothing, clutter and just too much stuff will absorb and hold moisture, as well as inhibit the air circulation pattern," Zastrow said. "These items make it hard to clean, as well as keeping the area ventilated." Refurbishing damaged walls If you had persistent seeping or standing water in your basement you may have had to remove flooring and/or wall boards. If wall boards were removed it is recommended that they be cut 12-inches above the saturation line. For these situations, Zastrow says it may take several weeks or months to dry out before re-finishing is recommended. "The amount of time it takes to dry is very much dependent on the type of construction materials you have, the amount of moisture/water you had, as well as the amount of time the water/moisture was present," she said. Those homes that had significant damage, i.e. for those that removed wall board Zastrow says it is recommended that drywall, paneling or other coverings not be replaced until the moisture content of the studs is 12 percent to 16 percent or less. The moisture content of wood can be checked by using a Moisture Meter often available from a contractor. Moisture content may vary from one location to another, so readings should be taken at several locations. "The meters can provide a range of moisture in sheetrock; if the dehumidification process has begun, a more accurate moisture reading should be taken behind the sheetrock as the face of it may appear dry, while moisture is harbored behind," she said. Refurbishing Flooring Before you replace a floor covering on a concrete floor, determine if the concrete has dried out enough. To get an idea of the moisture content of cement several sources recommended a simple home test by taping down a 2 x 2 foot sheet of heavy gauge polyethylene plastic in an area not in direct sunlight, and laying a heavy blanket over the top for a period of a day or two. If condensation forms on the underside of the polyethylene the floor is too damp for laying vinyl or carpet with rubber underlay or backing. If the floor is too damp, remove the plastic and continue the dehumidification process. After the floor has allowed to dry, repeat this test; when the surface under the plastic is dry for a period of 2 to 3 days you may consider renovation at that time. It may take weeks or months for the concrete to dry. When refurbishing, it is wise to consider the electrical work in the walls and take necessary precautions to avoid further damage to the home and the person working on it. For jobs beyond one's competency, contact a licensed professional. What is Efflorescence and how to deal with it If you have a concrete floor in your basement Zastrow says you may have some very noticeable
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refurbishing info
"white growth" which looks like mold. If your floor is clean and it is only noticeable on the concrete it is likely efflorescence. Efflorescence is a reaction of moisture with the compounds in your cement. "If it is efflorescence, when you touch it, it will crumble; you sweep it and it turns to a fine powder and it appears generally where there are cracks in your concrete," Zastrow said. The availability of water, permeability of the concrete and amounts of soluble compounds determine how much efflorescence will occur and when it will stop. The water temperature and hardness also have an effect. A significant amount of efflorescence can cause damage to your concrete over a period of time, but generally she says it is not a health hazard. Efflorescence can be removed by rinsing with water alone if it has just appeared. If the efflorescence reappears it can be removed with one part Muriatic Acid (hydrochloric acid) to 9 to 19 parts water and sponge the affected areas. Following the application of the Muriatic Acid dilution, the area should be rinsed with water. "Generally this process can be done with a sponge. Dehumidification also will help to dry the concrete and control the growth of the Efflorescence," she said. Extreme caution should be taken when working with Muriatic Acid. When working with Muriatic Acid wear rubber gloves, appropriate shoes/neoprene boots, have the area well ventilated, and be sure there are not any other chemical compounds present. Those with compromised immune systems or the elderly should not work with Muriatic Acid.
The Scott and Angie Thompson’s family also enjoyed the Kids Fishing Day. Pictured are Abby, Taylor, Whitney and Scott.
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We got 20 hundredths of rain Friday night, the grass is growing, the birds are singing and life is good! We branded the last bunch of late calves on Monday and that afternoon Taz and Bryce took a load of horses to Lemmon to the horse chiropractor. Tuesday most of the community gathered to brand at Doug Doll’s. The Hackamore branding is the grand opening of the Harding County social season and fashion extravaganza. The chilly weather kind of put a damper on the fashion scene this year. Bryce rode the roundup wearing her footy pajamas and dang near froze to death. She explained that fashion was much more important than comfort! All the ropers sported the mandatory neckties and the wrestlers were dressed to the teeth, but by the time I showed up, most everyone had their finery covered with heavy jackets. The Big Boss Man Doug Doll hung tough in his tuxedo accessorized by a beautiful leather necktie topped by a silver concho that a friend hand-tooled for him. We see the tux every year, but that necktie was impressive. When I bragged it up to Doug, he told me he liked it so good that he is going to wear it to his son Clint’s wedding the end of this month! Tuesday was also the school board election in Harding County, so Reub and I went to Ralph to vote before I went to the Hackamore. Only one person had voted before we got there and the election turnout wasn’t real great. You’ve probably heard that the two new board members are Linda Gilbert and David Wickstrom. Being on the school board can be a thankless and frustrating job, but we wish you both the best! Harding County lost another old-timer on Tuesday. Buck Brengle passed away at Fort Meade after a long battle with cancer. Buck’s funeral will be 1:00 Thursday at the High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish. Buck was one of eight children born to W.O. and Maude Brengle on the family ranch south of Buffalo. My Grandpa Clem White and W.O. were great friends (and fellow horse traders) and we used to hear some really fun stories about those two and Bill Marty’s uncle, Sam Marty. Buck and I enjoyed those old stories and I’m going to miss being able to laugh with him about those long ago days that were sometimes way too exciting! Casey, Bryce and Trig helped Bill Holt move cows Wednesday morning and then went to Buffalo that afternoon for the first Youth Series rodeo. It was nice outside so I got my flower beds weeded and worked up a sweat cleaning the yard. It sure cooled off that night though. Thursday morning our thermometer registered 34 degrees! Rep. Charlie Hoffman said they had a hard freeze at his ranch east of the Missouri near Eureka, but my tomatoes looked okay here, thank goodness. Friday the temperature soared to 82 degrees and I used the air conditioner! The Harding County history books are here! Fed-Ex brought them to Buffalo Thursday afternoon. We spent the afternoon packing books for shipment until we ran out of boxes. I brought mine home that night and haven’t been able to put it down since. A lot of them have been delivered and we will be working to get the rest out to all of you who ordered some. There are extras, so if you want one, send a check for $80 for the two volumes written to ‘Harding County history book’ to Alice Holcomb, 13699 Harding Rd, Buffalo, SD 57720 if you plan to pick the volumes up and $90 if you want them mailed to you. Casey shot another coyote Thursday. GF&P has killed five mountain lions, a female and two kittens in downtown Keystone, a male lion watching walkers and bicyclists along a park trail in the Angostura State Recreation Area, and another male in Hill City. Scott Larson with the USFW in Pierre sent me a press release announcing that the USFW proposes to return management and protection of wolves to the states. Mexican wolves in Southwest will continue to be protected as endangered subspecies, but the states will manage the gray wolves. The comment period opens June 10 and I’ll let you know where to send your comments as soon as I know. Obama’s scandals keep building. NSA scans every email, every website, and every tweet, and records 3 billion phone calls per day, including both parties on the call, your location and the duration of the calls. They also have your credit card information. The IRS, NSA, EPA, DOJ, ATF, and OSHA spying on us is government overreach and reminds me of this: A major research institution has just announced the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element has been named "Governmentium." Governmentium has one neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an Atomic mass of 311. These 311 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, as it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A minute amount of Governmentium causes one reaction to take over 4 days to complete when it would normally take less than a second. Governmentium has a normal half-life of 4 years; it does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as "Critical Morass." When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element which radiates just as much energy, since it has 1/2 as many peons but twice as many morons.
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FOR SALE 2004 CASE IH JX100 with 5FT. Tiger Mower. SER/AGJX10AB132358 1,100 HRS. $22,000 Firm. Can be seen at Kennebec Highway Shop. 605-8692261 or 605-280-5478. HEALTH & BEAUTY PELVIC/TRANSVAGINAL MESH? Did you undergo transvaginal placement of mesh for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence between 2005 and the present? If the mesh caused complications, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Charles H. Johnson Law and speak with female staff members 1-800-535-5727.
AUCTIONS BOBBY DRIESE ESTATE FARM AUCTION. Tuesday, June 25, 10 am, Hoven, SD. M&R Auctions, Gary McCloud 605-769-1181, Sam McCloud 605-769-0088, Lewis Reuer 605-2811067, www.mandrauctions.com.
THE ROAD TO THE RIGHT CAREER - STARTS HERE! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $18.00 OR MORE. No experience necessary. Apply online www.sdwork.org. #constructionjobspaybetter.
NOTICES 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.
ROGER AND MYRNA BERTSCH Retirement Farm and Collector Tractors Auction. Saturday, June 29, 9 am, Miller, SD. M&R Auctions, Gary McCloud 605-769-1181, Sam McCloud 605-769-0088, Lewis Reuer 605-2811067, www.mandrauctions.com. CABLE/SATELLITE/INTERNET DISH TV RETAILER- Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-308-1892.
THE CITY OF FREEMAN, SD is seeking applications for the position of City Administrator. Minimum qualifications required are a graduate from an accredited college or university with a public administration background and two (2) years’ of progressively responsible professional management position in a similar or larger sized municipal environment, or any equivalent combination of experience, education and training, which provides the desired knowledge, skills and abilities. Full benefit package and salary DOQ. Please send resume and letter of application to Lisa Edelman, Finance Officer, PO Box 178, Freeman, SD 57029. Deadline for applications is June 28, 2013. THE ROAD TO THE RIGHT CAREER - STARTS HERE! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $18.00 OR MORE. No experience necessary. Apply online
SEARCH STATE-WIDE APARTMENT Listings, sorted by rent, location and other options. South www.sdhousingsearch.com Dakota Housing Development Authority. OTR/DRIVERS DRIVERS WANTED: CDL, owner operators, freight from Midwest up to 48 states, home regularly, newer equipment, Health, 401K, call Randy, A&A Express, 800-658-3549.
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Hutterite chickens will be here June 28th, call Connie with your order 244-5518. The Stateline Right to Life Chapter will be meeting on Thursday, June 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the Grand Electric Social Room in Bison. Everyone welcome.
Highlights & Happenings
The Town of Bison will again sponsor transportation to swimming lessons for children who have completed kindergarten and up. Lessons are July 8-19. Please mail child’s name, age and swimming lesson level plus $50 per child to: Town of
Bison Cemetery Cleanup will be this Saturday, June 15, at 9 a.m. All helping hands welcome.
Christ Lutheran Preschool registration and open house will be Monday, June 17th from 4 - 6 p.m., contact Sarah Juergens for information 244-5636.
Arrow Transit provides transportation for appointments, shopping and more. Rapid city trips are 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday for $30.00. Lemmon to Bismarck trips are 2nd Wednesday and 4th thursday for $25.00. lemmon to Dickinson 1st Wednesday for $20.00. Call for information 374-3189.
Bison, PO Box 910, Bison, SD 57620. Registrations must be received no later than Friday, June 28.
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Hettinger • Call Dan soon at 800-432-2004 or 701-567-2431

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