Bison Courier, June 28, 2012

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Volume 30 Number 2 June 28, 2012
Includes Tax
Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429 Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198
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and outside of the classroom,” said Jim Hegarty, president and chief executive officer of the BBB. “Even though the BBB is commonly known for alerting the public to current scams in the marketplace, giving business reviews and handling consumer complaints, we feel that the Student of Integrity Awards take the Better Business Bureau and its Foundation’s dedication to education to an even higher level.” “We hear all too often that there is an ethics crisis among our youth. That we have to get our kids unplugged and address a better way of living. That may be true for many, but there are also some every ‘bright lights’ that are doing wonderful things in their schools and in their communities, and this gives me great hope for the future. In fact, for the past several years, the Better Business Bureau Foundation has annually received several hundred applications from students all over our service area,” stated Hegarty. The BBB Student of Integrity Awards were established to honor the memory of Mr. Mecham, a former BBB president and to nurture future ethical business leaders. An independent panel of judges, consisting of teachers, school administrators and guidance counselors selected the Winners. The scholarship Winners will be formally recognized at the BBB Integrity Awards Luncheons in October and on the BBB’s website at bbb.org. Next year, Lindsey will be attending Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska where she will be majoring in biology and business while also taking classes that are part of Creighton’s pre-dental curriculum. After her undergraduate studies, Lindsey plans to stay at Creighton and attend its Dental School where she will pursue to become a dentist.
Hendrickson wins 2012 BBB student of integrity award Chapman calls special town board meeting
A special Town Board meeting was called to order at 8:30 pm on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Earlier that afternoon, Tracy Buer called Juell Chapman, President of the Town Board, at three o’clock in the afternoon with information about a possible street improvement opportunity. Tracy reported to Juell that the construction company was done grinding on the White Butte Road and was wondering if the town wanted to hire the company to do some grinding on some of the streets in town. The Board called the meeting to order that night because the company could only work for ten hours on Wednesday because they had another job Thursday morning in North Dakota. All five Board members were present along with Beth Hulm, Financial Officer, and Tracy Buer County Road Supervisor. Tracy reported that the cost of hiring the company would include a $550 mobilization fee to move the equipment into town, and then a $650 per hour work fee. The contractor said it would take him about an hour to move the equipment into town, and he would not charge a mobilization fee to move out of town when the job was done. The work fee included the work crew, asphalt milling machine, and a water truck to keep the equipment from overheating. Asphalt milling is the process of grinding up asphalt that can then be recycled and packed to make a road. The initial intended route of construction was East Carr Street by the school all the way east to the stop sign. The road in question is about one third of a mile long. The contractor quoted that it would take his crew about three swipes across the road with a seven foot wide milling machine, and would take him around two to three hours to complete. Three other streets were also considered for construction. A question was brought up by a board member asking if the construction work would make the street dusty all summer. Tracy answered that the street would be “packed down hard as a rock.” Another concern from the Board was if the ground up asphalt and continued on page 3
4-H Project Day well attended
Twenty Perkins County youth gathered at the Bentley Building on July 21st to work on crafts. Tarina Kopren planned the annual event. Youth bleached towels and tie dyed pillow cases and bandannas. In addition, they made artful pillow cases. The youth also completed pin cushion jars and mod podged plates. Thank You to all the volunteers who helped make this activity possible. Tarina did a great job organizing the artistic projects. Thank You for your creativity and leadership.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Foundation has announced that Lindsey Hendrickson of Meadow has been named the 2012 Scott Mecham BBB Student of Integrity for South Dakota. She will receive a $2000 scholarship. “Lindsey’s greatest strengths are her exemplary self-motivation, her integrity and her leadership. I would rank Lindsey in the top 1% of students I have encountered in the areas of academic motivation, potential to succeed and maturity,” said Shawnda Carmichael, Bison High School guidance coordinator. BBB Student of Integrity
Awards are presented annually to six high school students for demonstrated ethical behavior and character: two from metro Omaha/southwest Iowa, two from metro Lincoln/greater Nebraska and two from South Dakota - the geographic area served by the BBB. “Unlike many other scholarships, grades, financial need and ethnicity are not major factors in the selection of a ‘Student of Integrity.’ Lindsey won this prestigious award because of her personal integrity and commitment to honesty and accountability inside
Wedding Shower for Brandi (Steichen) Baysinger, bride of Shiloh Baysinger, on Sunday, July 8, at 2:00 p.m. at the Grand Electric Social Room. Bison Volunteer Fire Department Party in the Park, June 30, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., entertainment by 21 - Twenty.
Bridal Shower for Angela Fields bride elect of Chase Kari, July 21, 2 p.m. at the Grand Social room.
Register for swimming lessons!! Lessons will be July 9 - 20 the price is still only $20.00. Contact Kelli Nelson for information 970-556-2359, must be registered by June 29th. Kam Arneson Memorial Ranch Rodeo, Saturday, June 30th. Calcutta at 4:00 followed by the rodeo, to enter call Brad Mackaben 605484-7286. Arrow Transit provides trans-
Highlights & Happenings
portation for appointments, shopping & more. Rapid City trips are - 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday for $30.00. Bismarck trips are 2nd Wednesday and 4th Thursday for $25.00. Call for information 3743189. The Bison School Library will be open June 29, July 27, August 17 from 1 - 6. Dates subject to change.
Anna Hatle helps Abby Thompson work on her Mod Podge plate.
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Tatanka RC&D strives to keep going
The Tatanka Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) council officers’ meeting was held on Thursday, June 14th at Mom’s Place in Bison, SD. Arnold Schott, President; John Hetzel, Vice Presand Ray Lenk, ident Secretary/Treasurer met to discuss the status of Tatanka RC&D, a current project and what to look forward to in the future. There was much discussion to stay active, and the officers decided to stay involved by attending the State RC&D meetings. They also determined it was important to stay informed on what is happening in the RC&D world. Cindy Hulm informed the officers that there is a listserv called the westernrcd@yahoogroups.com, which discusses current issues within the Western RC&D and National RC&D organizations. Hulm stated it would be a good idea to have the officers, and any others who wanted to stay informed, participate in the listserv by signing up to receive their emails. At the meeting, the Tatanka RC&D officers adopted the MultiCounty Weed Educational Tours project, which will serve three different counties: Corson, Perkins and Harding. The $3,000 grant will be used to purchase weed identification books and to spray area weed test plots for informational tours. The weeds they will focus on are yellow toad flax, leafy spurge and worm wood. Each county will receive $1,000. Cindy Hulm informed the officers of the White House Rural Council that was developed by the Obama Administration six weeks after the RC&D program was cut from government funding. The White House Rural Council was developed to strengthen rural communities by promoting economic opportunity, creating jobs and enhancing the quality of life for those who live in rural America. According to the White House Rural Council’s press release, dated June 9, 2011, “The White House today announced the establishment of the first White House Rural Council. While rural communities face challenges, they also present economic potential. To address these challenges, build on the Administration’s rural economic strategy, and improve the implementation of that strategy,
the President signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Rural Council.” Interestingly, this Council and its agenda are very similar to the RC&D program that was cut. The Tatanka RC&D officers discussed the White House Rural Council development, and it appears this Council is not controlled locally like RC&D was. The meeting concluded with reports from different agencies. Allen Voller with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) reported that the Secretary of State is moving forward with the office consolidations. The offices in Campbell County, Harding County, Jackson County and Jerauld County will be closed in 2012. Voller stated that the Harding County office will close its doors on July 28th. Tatanka RC&D would like everyone to know they are still determined to be an active 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. If you have any projects in your area that Tatanka RC&D might be able to provide assistance to, please contact Arnold Schott at 605-8234942.
Local families needed for cultural exchange students
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with the local high school, is seeking local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries around the world. Students come with an enthusiasm to practice the English language and experience American culture--food, sports, shopping, and more. They will also share their own culture with host families. Host families need to welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving both the students and families a rich cultural experience. In addition, students have pocket money for personal expenses; and full health, accident, and liability insurance. Students are academically selected in to the program, and host families can choose their students from a wide variety of backgrounds, countries, and personal interests. To become a host family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call our Midwestern Regional Office at 1-800-736-1760 or go to www.assehosts.com to begin your host family application. There are many students to choose from, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter into your family today!
South Dakota well drillers association offers scholarships
The South Dakota Well Drillers Association is pleased to announce it is offering scholarships totaling $ 5,000.00 to be divided between two deserving students. The Association recognizes the need for educational advancements at all levels of the industry and seeks to support students pursuing their educational goals. Applicants must be a resident of South Dakota or a relative of an individual employed by a Member Company in good standing of the SDWDA. Applicants must be a full-time student of an accredited South Dakota University or Technical School with a major emphasis on a degree related to the water well/groundwater industry. Areas of study include, but are not limited to: Engineering, Geology, Hydro-Geology, Environmental Sciences, Pump Installation/Plumbing, Geo-Thermal, etc. Applications must be received by December 1, 2012. Applications and rules for application can be obtained by contacting Dennis Duvall, Committee Chairman by email at: dennis@dakotaenv.com. Please include your mailing information in your e-mail.
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25th Anniversary open house
for Joe and Virginia Green on June 30th at the Bison Bar.
Social hour at 7:30 pm with a dance to follow. Music by the Pearly Shells. Hope to see you all there! No gifts please.
A chicken with red earlobes will produce brown eggs, and a chicken with white earlobes will produce white eggs
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Open House Birthday celebration for Maurice Hamilton’s 89th.
July 1 from 1 - 4 pm at Edgewood Vista 540 Falcon Crest Drive, Spearfish, in the Sun Room Come celebrate with Maurice!
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Ida Schmidt: Person of the Week
of the Abilene Hustlers 4-H Club in Thomas County, Kansas. My mom and dad still reside in Kansas. I graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor Degree in Animal Science and Industry. I live in Prairie City, and I am engaged to Eric Sander. We are planning a wedding for next summer. Occupation Ida is a South Dakota State University 4-H Youth Advisor for Perkins and Harding Counties. Hobbies Her hobbies include working with livestock, spending time with her two Border Collies Tara and Miley, crocheting, and reading. Something Unexpected When asked about something interesting or unexpected, Ida replied, “I have AI-ed (artificially inseminated) over 20,000 cows. I worked for the AI stud Genex for five years and bred cows on a 4,400 head dairy and a 13,000 head heifer grower.” Favorites Ida’s favorite things include: pictures, kid goats, seeing calves out in the pasture with milk noses, and anything in the color purple. Her favorite food is mashed potatoes with brown gravy. Ida’s favorite season is summer. When asked her favorite thing to do everyday Ida replied, “Talk to my dogs Tara and Miley.” Ida’s favorite thing to do during a winter storm is read a book with a big cup
Special meeting
The Bison Courier is starting a new article that will feature various people from around the Bison area. Each week a new person will be selected and interviewed so that the community can get to know him or her better. If you have a person you would like to nominate or know more about please contact the Bison Courier at 605-244-7199. This week’s person of the week is Ida Schmidt. Childhood and Family When asked about her childhood and family Ida replied, “I grew up on a livestock farm in Northwest Kansas. I am an only child and I was a 10 year member
of hot chocolate. Favorite summer activities for Ida include: long outdoor walks, beautiful flowers, and growing up as a Kansas kid during wheat harvest. Memorable Moment “I'll never forget the time my mom and I went to check cows in a really old manual transmission pickup. The pickup died right as we were getting to the top of a really big hill. We ended up rolling down the hill backwards at around 30 to 40 miles per hour. My dad watched the whole thing and said he did not know how we stayed upright.” Influences “Someone who has greatly influenced my life is my Stepdad. He gave me the passion to love all livestock which influenced my life in a big way, as I went on to major in animal science in college” said Ida. Ida spent a large amount of time with her fraternal grandmother growing up, and was taught the art of crocheting. Someone Ida admires is her mother for her, “hard work and dedication to me and to raising me right.” Advice Ida believes that something everyone should get to experience once is “visiting Washington, DC and Gettysburg to experience the rich history of our great nation.” Person of the Week, Ida Schmidt
continued from page 1 gravel would blow off the road and create pot holes. Tracy replied that, “putting the gravel on the road would be part of building the road up. We would put enough gravel on there to build up the road itself and also build up the shoulders instead of digging up the ditches and the grass, why not just haul material in on it. All you would have to do is work a roller or blade back and forth and spray the road with a little water then pack it until you get your road the way you want it then leave it for a week or two and sweep it off and you will have a new road.” Another concern was if the “Storm Sewer Project” were it to cost more than expected if there would be enough money to fix both the sewer and the town streets. The Board also kept in mind the “Dump Retaining Wall Project” costs. The 2012 Town
Budget did not include the money generated by the two cent extra town sales tax. It is estimated that the town sales tax has produced approximately $100,000 a year since its start in 2008. The money cannot be used this year, but if incorporated into the budget, it may be used next year for town road construction. After 27 minutes of discussion, Juell asked for a motion to either approve the road construction or to move to dismiss the proposal. There were no motions brought forward. Another item brought up was the possibility of applying for a grant for road construction. The grant award is up to $500,000 to repair main roads such as school routes and grain elevator routes around the main businesses in town. Further information will be brought forward at the July meeting. At approximately 9:40 p.m. Juell adjourned the meeting.
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Fruit Vinegars Part II
Previously we talked about making fruit flavored vinegars that you can quickly make and use over a couple months, this week we will give you the method of making the long lasting flavored vinegars that will keep on the long term. Not only can you enjoy them all year long, they make wonderful gifts. This particular method features strawberries but you can experiment with other berries and probably come up with the same wonderful results. Place four cups of fresh hulled strawberries in a food processor or blender and puree, put in a large glass bowl. Add four cups of white wine or regular white vinegar, and one tablespoon of grated lemon peel. Now crush one fourth cup basil leaves with a wooden spoon until the aromas release then stir into the strawberry mixture, repeat this process until you have crushed about a cup of loosely packed basil leaves, each time adding to the mixture. The basil adds a wonderful zest to the vinegar but is optional if you are not a fan of basil. Experiment with your favorite herb. Cover the bowl and let stand in a cool dark place for two to three days, stir once daily. Line a strainer with four layers of cheese cloth or a coffee filter and strain into large saucepan, do not press the fruit, discard the solids. Heat the vinegar mixture to 180 degrees over medium heat, do not over heat or you lose flavor and aroma.
Ladle hot vinegar into sterile pint or half-pint jars leaving headspace (1/4 inch), wipe rims, apply lids, then boiling water process for 12 minutes, if you live higher than 2300 ft. add one minute for every 1000 ft. This vinegar is delicious used as is on fresh garden greens or make the vinegarette by combining one part to one part oil. Try the vinegarette on fresh spinach tossed with fresh strawberries and walnuts! You can also make herbed vinegars as well as fruit vinegars. Herbed vinegars make great gifts and will last for over 6 months. Use approximately 3 sprigs of herbs for
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Submitted by Karen Englehart, Master Gardener, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service
each 16 ounce bottle. Try using thyme, oregano, rosemary, chives, tarragon or fennel with different vinegars to make all kinds of variations. If you use purple basil, the vinegar will taste great, and be a lovely shade of purple! You can also experiment with different types of vinegars such as white wine, red wine, cider, or white distilled. Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. ~Lao Tzu
Thomas Jeremy "Tomee" Veal
June 18, 2012 • 9 lb. 0.4 oz. 21 inches long Chris & Jennifer Veal, Meadow, SD
Larry & Verlyn Veal, Bison, SD Bob & Patsy Crow, Bison, SD Gwen Green, Hettinger, ND Charlee (1 1/2)
Open house July 1 from 1:30 - 4:30 at Heritage Acres social area, Sturgis. You can shower her with cards and greetings at 2340 E Ave, Apt C-28 Sturgis, SD 57785 No gifts please!
Jean Simon is being honored on her 90th Birthday!
Siblings- Gracee (12), Jozee (9), Rylee (5),
Francis & Lorraine Veal, Belle Fourche, SD
Great Grandparents
Page 4 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, June 28, 2012 Area FFA and 4-H teams take contest honors
Students from ages eight to 18 from across South Dakota converged in Philip June 19 and 20 to take part in the annual Rangeland Days and Soils Days. Students were given a chance to practice their skills Tuesday at a pasture northeast of the contest site. That evening some of the students gave speeches and had their range displays set up for judging. Wednesday morning, the group traveled to a pasture owned by Cliff Poss south of the Cottonwood Range and Livestock Research Station west of Philip. Results of the contest were: Soils Day Judging-Individual: Bailie Beer, Lemmon - 1st, Alex Nagel, Gettysburg - 2nd, Jenna Schweiss, Gettysburg - 3rd. Judging-Teams: Gettysburg 1st, Lemmon - 2nd. Rangeland Days New Rangers Talks: Danika Gordon, Whitewood - 1st, Kaylen Stearns, Edgemont - 2nd, Jared Stearns, Edgemont - 3rd Plant Collections: Gordon - 1st, J. Stearns - 2nd, K. Stearns, Edgemont - 3rd, Bridger Gordon, Whitewood - 4th Judging-Individuals: Hunter Eide, Gettysburg - 1st, K. Stearns - 2nd, Madison Weishaar, Lemmon - 3rd, D. Gordon - 4th, J. Stearns - 5th, Ezra Weichmann, Shadehill - 6th, Tate Ollila, Newell - 7th, Lauren Weishaar, Lemmon - 8th Judging-Teams: Junior Jackrabbits (D. Gordon, K. Stearns, J. Stearns, Ollila) - 1st, Jackrabbits (L. Weishaar, Wyatt Schreiver, Philip, M. Weishaar) - 2nd, Wild Rose (Eide, Ella Lantz, Rapid City, Aubrey Vander Wilt, Mitchell) 3rd, Western Wheat (Weichmann, Frank Huber, Martin, Riley Schofield,Philip, Matthew Marrs, Whitewood, ) 4th Top Hand: D. Gordon Wranglers Talks: B. Gordon - 1st, Blayne Martinez, Ethan, - 2nd, Alexis Vander Wilt, Mitchell - 3rd, Emily Knutson, Kadoka, - 4th Displays: Vander Wilt - 1st, Knutson - 2nd,B. Gordon - 3rd, Martinez - 4th Judging-Individual: B. Gordon 1st, Knutson - 2nd, Aubrey Weishaar, Lemmon - 3rd, Nicole Sommer, Parkston - 4th, Vander Wilt - 5th Top Hand: B. Gordon Scouts Judging-Individual: Rachel Parsons, Philip -1st, Nathan Duerre, Bristol - 2nd, Miles Kreeger, Lake Andes - 3rd, Tye Kost, Parkston 4th, Ben Stangle, Philip - 5th Judging-Team: Wagner FFA Displays: Stangle - 1st, Kost 2nd Talk: Stangle - 1st, Kost - 2nd Top Hand: Stangle Go Getters Judging-Individual: Austin Thayer, Kadoka - 1st, Brian Champion, Newell - 2nd, Ethan Eddington, Newell - 3rd, Elijah Srtska, Newell - 4th, Alisha Sheeler, Newell - 5th, Ben Stiegelmeier, Selby - 6th, Chance Knutson, Kadoka - 7th, Casey Bauer, Newell - 8th, Myles Addison, Kadoka - 9th, Levi Olinger, Wessington Springs - 10th. Judging-Team: FFA Division Newell (Srtska, Emma Rogers, Bauer)- 1st, Kadoka (Clint Stout, Kate Rasmussen) - 2nd; 4-H Division - Butte County (Sheeler, Champion, Eddington) - 1st, Jackson County (C. Knutson, Logan Christensen, Addison, Thayer) 2nd, Jerauld County (Wessington Springs - Olinger, Bailey Willman, Shannon Duxbury, Shilo Starr) 3rd. Displays: Hanna Higdorn, Dupree - 1st, Sheeler - 2nd, Evan Johnson, Greenville - 3rd Talks: Sheeler - 1st, Higdorn 2nd Top Hand: Sheeler The annual event was hosted by the Haakon and Jackson counties, conservation districts and their Natural Resources Conservation Service offices and South Dakota State Univeristy Extension Service.
New Rangers teams, Jackrabbits took 2nd place as a team; from left are Madison Weishaar, Lemmon, Lauren Weishaar, Lemmon and Wyatt Schriever, Philip. Photo by Nancy Haigh.
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New Ranger individual judgers, top 8 placings. Back row from left are Jared Stearns, Edgemont, 6th place, Ezra Weichmann, Shadehill, 7th place, Tate Ollila, Newell, 7th place and Lauren Weishaar, Lemmon, 8th place. Front row from left are Hunter Eide, Gettysburg, 1st, Kaylen Stearns, Edgemont, 2nd place, Madison Weishaar, Lemmon, 3rd place and Danika Gordon, Whitewood, 4th place. Photo by Nancy Haigh.
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Wranglers individual judging winners, top 5 placings; From left are Bridger Gordon, Whitewood, 1st, Emily Knutson, Kadoka, 2nd place, Aubrey Weishaar, Lemmon, 3rd place, Nicole Sommer, Parkston, 4th place and Alexis Vanderbilt, Mitchell, 5th place. Photo by Nancy Haigh.
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Range monitoring and research outlined -------------------by Nancy Haigh Range monitoring and research studies were discussed with attendees at the Rangeland Days and Soils Days west of Philip June 19 and 20. South Dakota State University and National Resources Conservation Service personnel presented information and discussed the findings and applications. The adult program was held at the Cottonwood Range and Livestock Research Station. Mitch Faulkner, NRCS rangeland management specialist from Belle Fourche, spoke about the usefulness of monitoring rangelands. By monitoring rangeland the producer can see how his/her management practices affect vegetation and the soil. The first step is to determine your objective, Faulkner said. The objective could be increasing ground cover, changing plant species or their frequency, wildlife habitat, riparian conditions, or how livestock utilize the area. The sites should be recorded at the same time each year to keep an accurate record. The time of year would be based on a producer’s objectives. Faulkner said if they are monitoring for plant vigor, or studying plants in general, early to midJuly would be an ideal time. But if looking for the amount of forage cover then September or October would be best. Faulkner stressed the use of photos in recording the sites. He said it is easy to forget exactly how a site looked when the monitoring first started. An overall landscape picture of the site should be taken and, if desired, a closeup of the ground can be taken. He suggested when doing the ground shots, take several along a 100 foot length and place an object in the picture for scale. Notes also need to be taken each time the site is checked. In addition, data such as precipitation for the year, infestations and temperatures should be included. Janna Kincheloe and Ken Olson, both based out of Rapid City’s West River Ag Center, spoke about rumen fistulated steers which SDSU will use for grazing and nutrition research. Kincheloe, a research technician, explained that personnel will manually empty the rumen and then the steers will be sent out to graze. She explained that this will allow the researchers to remove the matter, see the availability of feeds and what plants the steers are selecting. The grasses are then returned to the rumen for digestion. Also, by removing matter from the rumen the researchers can check the microbes – bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. Kincheloe noted that each type of microbe helps break down the fibers, starch and fats in the feed and they also produce enzymes which further aid in digestion. Kincheloe said the steers will be moved to McLaughlin and placed in a pasture that has a heavy prairie dog infestation. The study will check to see if the steers will graze the fresh sprouted grasses around the prairie dog town or if they totally leave that area alone and find grazing elsewhere. Attached global positioning system units will also help track where the animals graze. Olson, a range beef specialist, and Kincheloe took the group through the cannulating process. The animals are not harmed by the process in which a veterinarian surgically installs the cannulas. The animals are closely watched until the area heals, at which time they are placed on pastures. Roger Gates, range specialist at the WRAC, took the group south into bordering pastures to review grazing efficiency and profitability of pastures. Gates noted that an ongoing stocking rate study has been conducted since 1943. The study focuses on low to high stocking levels, which then reflect excellent, food and low-fair range conditions, and how each level affects the profits on each animal. Gates said grasses in the range conditions varied due to the grazing intensity. The high intensity areas tend to buffalo grass and blue grama and other warm season grasses. The lower stock rate pastures tend toward western wheat grass and other cool season grasses. Focusing on the study between the years 1969 to 2002, the net income on range in excellent condition, income averaged $9.31 per acres, good condition at $11.86 and low-fair at $11.18. Gates said that the college has always promoted the excellent range conditions, but most producers utilize the good or low-fair, because they stock the area in high quantities which are more profitable to him. In those same groups the average daily weight gain for the groups reflected those animals on the excellent range condition pasture gained an average of 1.61 pounds per acre; good were at 1.69 and low-fair at 1.56. The “Long-Term Production and Profitability From Grazing Cattle in the Northern Mixed Grass Prairie” report of the study stated, “Over the 34-year period of the study, real profit ... steadily increased ... for the low-fair and good treatments while it remained basically level for the excellent treatment. It is difficult to speculate as to the cause of these differences, but it is important to note that the profitability of the low condition pastures, which had the heaviest stocking rate, did not decline over time, it actually improved. “In our 34-year study, rangeland managed to maintain either lowfair or good range condition was equally profitable. Profit for both steadily increased over time. Excellent condition rangeland was the least profitable to maintain and profit remained stable over time. These results are consistent with generally observed rancher behavior concerning range condition decisions.” Range scientist Pat Johnson introduced a new study at the station involving native bird habitat. Johnson said the proactive study is designed to be a jump ahead of any possible bird threaten status and also to see if the use of livestock grazing can help with their habitat. Steers were placed in eight patches within the same pasture. Water is supplied in the center of the pasture so as not to be an issue. Two animals in each patch have been fitted with GPS units that record their location every 65 seconds. Personnel at the Cottonwood station monitor the height of the grasses, record found nesting sites and how they are in relation to grazing and weight gain on the steers. The study is still in its first month, but Johnson is excited
Pastor Gerhardt H. Juergens, Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Bison
The Lord’s Prayer – Sixth Petition, “And lead us not into temptation.” Matthew 6:13a "Temptation" is any situation that leads us to false belief, despair, or shameful sins. The devil tempted Eve into false belief. He led her to believe that God was unloving when he gave them the command not to eat from a certain tree. Satan argued that God was really withholding a great blessing from them. If only they'd eat the forbidden fruit, they would be like God. All they had to do was disobey his Word. The devil also tempted Judas with riches, which caused this chosen apostle of the Lord to fall from his privileged position. And once he had betrayed Jesus, the devil retained his victim by convincing Judas that there was no forgiveness for the great sin he had committed. Judas was so full of despair that he took his own life. And the devil comes with his temptations to lead people into great and shameful sins. He tempted King David to commit adultery, which led to the murder of an innocent and unsuspecting husband. Satan skillfully uses the sinful attractions of this world to help him accomplish his evil intent. He persuades people to pattern their moral lifestyle according to society rather than the high standard of God's Word. Satan also knows that the cravings of our sinful nature are very powerful and with the right temptation at the right time, he may be able to lead us into sin. So Jesus teaches us to pray to our heavenly Father, "Lead us not into temptation." Let's not misunderstand this petition. God doesn't tempt us. James writes: "When tempted, no one should say, 'God is tempting me.' For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone" (James 1:13). God doesn't lay traps for our faith so that we might fall from faith and lose eternal life. Rather, God tests our faith. He tested Abraham telling him to sacrifice Isaac to test if Abraham loved God more than Isaac. Abraham passed. It is God's will that we overcome the temptations of the devil, the world and our own sinful flesh. Therefore, we pray in this petition that God would give us the power and strength to resist temptation so that Satan and sin will not control our lives and bring us to eternal death in hell. God strengthens our faith by his powerful word to help us defeat temptation. The apostle Paul urges us to "take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one" (Eph 6:16). The Roman war shield was covered with leather. Before battle, soldiers soaked their shields in water. Those water-soaked shields defended the soldiers from the enemy's flaming arrows. Likewise we soak our faith in the living water of the Word to defend ourselves from evil temptations. God, our gracious Lord, assures us that temptations will not be too great. Paul writes, "God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it" (1 Cor 10:13). We pray: Guard and protect me, heavenly Father, against the temptations by the devil, the world and even my own sinful nature so that I might not fall into sin and be in danger of losing my faith. Strengthen my faith with the power of your holy Word, the Bible, to preserve me in my eternal loving relationship with you through Christ. Amen.
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about early data. Johnson said this preliminary study will be used to apply for grants so further research can be conducted. Olson discussed the high sulfate water trials that had been conducted at Cottonwood. Producers had contacted the college regarding livestock health issues which led the specialists to the problems of high sulfate concentrations in dams, especially during dry years. He stated no solution has yet been found for the problem. One thing that was found is that there seems to be a genetic disposition to the level the animals are affected by the sulfates. He noted that after drinking water with sulfates, the sulfates turn into hydrogen sulfide, a gas, in the rumen. The gas then affects brain tissue, creating polio-like symptoms and in some cases death. The change to hydrogen sulfide is caused by a bacteria, he said, so focusing on the bacteria may be an avenue. As of now there are no plans for further research regarding sulfate water.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 8:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 11:00 a.m.
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Class - 7:00 p.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: Lemmon - 4:45 p.m., Bison - 7:15 p.m. Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Morristown - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 10:30 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Reva • Worship Service - 9:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m. Worship Service -9:30 a.m.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
Prairie City Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
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Area native coming home to practice medicine Dr. Josh Ranum to begin seeing patients July 2
as a resident in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Monday evening and will be practicing internal medicine (focusing on adult “Especially as a hospital-based doctor I have seen the difference of how really knowing your patient can make a difference in their health care. If you don’t personally know them, know how they act and are when they are healthy, as a doctor you end up doing more testing, procedures and consultations,” he said. By developing a good relationship with his patients, he will be able to treat his patients in the most prudent manner possible, with minimal cost and inconvenience to them. “One of the things about being a physician is the chance to be employed anywhere,” he said. “And we can’t wait to get home and start working in Hettinger.” Ranum will be seeing patients at the West River Health Clinic in Hettinger on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, in Lemmon on Tuesdays and Mott on Thursdays. “Traveling to the other clinics is something all the partners do and one of the things the folks who started the Hettinger Clinic had great vision about, starting the satellite clinics, he said. Ranum also has a special connection to Lemmon, as his grandparents were from there. “Without us going to the patients in the smaller towns, they have no doctors at all. I’m excited about the chance to fill in and help out…be a physician in those communities that may not otherwise have one.” Ranum said it is a tremendous honor, almost a sacred responsibility, to be an integral part of someone’s life as their doctor. “It’s the moments you can really help someone… see them through the various life stages that make up for all the government red tape and paperwork that goes with the job too,” he said. Ranum married during medial school, and his wife, Carrie, is in her residency to become a pediatrician. “She will be starting her residency at West River in July and August, and full time in November.” The couple has an 18-monthold daughter, Clarke, and a second baby due in August. Ranum will begin seeing patients July 2. Appointments may be made by calling West River Health Clinic appointment desk at 1-800-445-6021, Hettinger at 701567-6104, Mott at 701-824-2391 or Lemmon at 605-374-3773.
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Reprinted with permission from the Adams County Record By Jamie Spainhower Record Editor Josh Ranum knew growing up in Scranton he wanted to be a doctor, and the 2000 Scranton High School graduate has fulfilled his dream, as he will be practicing in Hettinger, Mott and Lemmon working for West River Health Services. “Growing up in Scranton I always planned to return to the area and practice rural health care,” said Dr. Ranum. “I really like the people, the patients the area and life style.” He said some of the benefits of the big city offer opportunities to get detoured along the way, with conveniences like 24-hour grocery stores, but “When I get back to Southwest North Dakota I feel like I’m home and more comfortable,” he said. Hettinger is an excellent example of how rural health car can, and should be, he said. “People have access to good health care, and I am excited to be a part of that, and carry on the traditions of excellent health care in North Dakota,” said Ranum. He went to college in Jamestown, finished at North Dakota State in Fargo and went to medical school in Grand Forks. Ranum finished his last rotation
Percentage of American men who say they would marry the same woman if they had it to do all over again: 80%
We got just over a tenth of an inch of rain this week, a hot wind blew every day, and the fire danger is listed as high for all of the western Dakotas. The dry conditions, constant wind, and the grasshopper infestation bring to mind the stories our parents and grandparents told about what they commonly called “The Dirty Thirties”. Most of us are getting a little hay put up, but nothing like we got the last couple years. Too bad so much of that ‘extra’ hay was sold and shipped south to the drought areas down there. I listened to Joel Heitkamp interviewing Sen Larry Rhoden on his radio show “Energy Matters” Tuesday afternoon over KFYI 550. The show is also aired over Pierre KGFX radio 1060 at the same time - pretty interesting subject! We’ve lost two more long-time residents of this area. Judy (Dale) Buer, 94, of Meadow passed away June 16th at the Good Samaritan nursing home in Mott. Judy and her husband Harold raised their three children on a ranch near Meadow. Her funeral was Thursday at Indian Creek Lutheran Church south of Meadow, with burial at the cemetery north of Bison. Sophia “Bertie” (Flaigg) Blomberg, 90, died last Friday at the Crook County Hospital in Sundance, Wyoming. Sophia was the widow of our neighbor Martin “Bud” Blomberg, who died in a car wreck in 1957, leaving Bertie to raise two young children and run the ranch she was born on near Hoover by herself. Her funeral was Tuesday in Sturgis with burial at the Hoover Cemetery. Sophia’s brother-in-law, Maurice Hamilton, will be celebrating his 89th birthday Sunday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 at Edgewood Vista in Spearfish. Hope to see you there! Reub and I went to Sturgis Thursday evening to help Till celebrate his 18th birthday. Guy and Megan and boys came from Gillette, Casey, Missy, Taz, and Trig came down and Ryne Baier and Bryce joined the party after
Grand River Roundup..........................................................By Betty Olson
checking in at the High School Rodeo Finals in Belle Fourche. Thad was working in Wyoming, so he missed Till’s birthday, but Angie put on a pretty nice party for him. A mountain lion was killed in a machine shed of Reservoir Road in Rapid City Saturday morning after it attacked the family dog. It's the second cougar shot in Rapid City in eight days. The other mountain lion was shot by police after midnight on Omaha Street on June 15th. Do you think there might be too many of these dangerous predators? I do, but the kitty lovers will make it hard to do anything about them until someone gets killed. On the bright side, a state wolf specialist in Montana says mountain lions have killed two radio collared wolves in the Bitterroot Valley since January. This brings up the same question I had when I saw a mountain lion killing prairie dogs on that big dog town over by LaPlant - who do I cheer for? Missy and Casey were in Belle Fourche all weekend for the state high school rodeo finals. Casey was hazing for several of the young bulldoggers and Bryce was a contestant. Reub and I went to the Black Hills Bluegrass Festival at the Elk View Campground east of Sturgis on Sunday and then went to Belle for the rodeo. Bryce missed qualifying for nationals in the barrel racing by one point, but Casey thought as bad as Bryce’s back is, this is probably a good thing. Not sure she agrees though! We talked to Eddie Humble at the rodeo and got the story about his son Clint’s horse wreck. They had a sick yearling so Clint roped it so Eddie could doctor it. Clint was riding a new horse and, for some unknown reason, the horse spun around and went to bucking, wrapping the rope around Clint’s head! Luckily, the rope caught on the side of Clint’s hat and caused it to slip off his head before it could wrap around his neck. Unfortunately, the rope caught on Clint’s nose, tearing both nostrils and ripping open his cheek before it slipped off. The doctor had to sew up both sides of his nose and his cheek, but Eddie said Clint is sore all over but he’s okay, although he did lose his chew through that hole in his cheek! Remember when I locked my keys in the car in Spearfish a while back? That’s probably why Clark Blake sent me this: Several days ago as I left a meeting at a hotel; I desperately gave myself a personal TSA pat down. I was looking for my keys. They were not in my pockets. A quick search in the meeting room revealed nothing. Suddenly I realized I must have left them in the car. Frantically, I headed for the parking lot. My wife has scolded me many times for leaving the keys in the ignition. My theory is the ignition is the best place not to lose them. Her
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theory is that the car will be stolen. As I burst through the door, I came to a terrifying conclusion. Her theory was right. The parking lot was empty. I immediately called the police. I gave them my location,†confessed that I had left my keys in the car, and that it had been stolen. Then I made the most difficult call of all, "Honey," I stammered; I always call her "honey" in times like these. "I left my keys in the car, and it has been stolen." There was a period of silence. I thought the call had been dropped, but then I heard her voice. "Idiot", she barked, "I dropped you off!" Now it was my time to be silent. Embarrassed, I said, "Well, would you please come and get me." She retorted, "I will, as soon as I convince this policeman I have not stolen your car." Yep, it's the golden years!
2nd Annual Kam Arneson Memorial Ranch
Saturday, June 30 Perkins County Fairgrounds Calcutta at 4:00 followed by the rodeo, for details call Brad Mackaben 244-7522
Lindstad Trout Farm Spearfish
Rainbow Trout 2” - 12” now available 605-642-7435
Wednesday, June 27 Wednesday, July 4 Monday-Friday 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Lions Park Club House Contact by phone on Sunday, & July 4 and we will meet you! 244-5997 or 244-5644
Hurry & Hustle Fireworks Sale
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Lynn, Dean and Rolland Frey attended the funeral for Steve Bootz in Lemmon Saturday. Tim and JoAnne Seim visited with Chet and Mandy Anderson and family Saturday afternoon. Horace Seim, Mandy, Ethan, Isaac and Erik Anderson were Sunday afternoon visitors of Tim and JoAnne Seim. Eric and Patty Seim spent June 5th through June 8th with Nolan and Linda Seim and family. Nolan and Linda Seim and family made a trip to Rapid City on June 12th. Nolan and Linda Seim and family traveled to Bismarck and went to the zoo. The tigers really liked Nolan. Jasmine Seim was a Sunday overnight guest of the Anderson children. Jim and Patsy Miller played Pinochle at the Senior Center in Hettinger Thursday evening. Friday evening, Jim and Patsy Miller attended a Shrine meeting in Lemmon. Matt and Christi Miller were Saturday supper and evening guests of Jim and Patsy Miller. Paul, Harmony and Amya Hoff-
Rosebud News......................................................................By Tiss Treib
man of Glyndon, MN arrived June 15th at Keith and Bev Hoffman’s and spent through June 17th. Paul and Harmony, Jeff and Jackie Van Vactor, Ty and Krista Ellingson hosted a 50th Wedding Anniversary party for Keith and Bev Hoffman June 16th. Paul, Harmony and Amya Hoffman, Jeff and Jackie Van Vactor, Keith and Bev Hoffman were Saturday supper guests of Ty and Krista Ellingson’s. Sunday morning, Brian and Lisa Bartlett of Steele, ND, Isabel Boespflug, Paul, Harmony and Amya, Keith and Bev Hoffman had breakfast together. Tiss Treib and Melisa Ericksmoen had coffee together June 14th. Al and Tiss Treib traveled to Spearfish Friday evening where they met up with Treib family members and visited. Saturday they attended the Hannah-Treib family reunion and visited with Al’s Uncle Willie Treib of Missouri, his Aunt and Uncle Earl and Edna Hannah and their daughter Toni Ashley of Florida, his Uncle Sam and Darlene Treib of Idaho and Cousin, Mark Hannah of Salt Lake City, Utah, Rocky and Sharon, Sam and Charity Hannah and Ed, Kitty and Liz Johnson all of Rock Springs, WY. Marcella Hannah and Patrick Hannah of Utah. Al and Tiss Treib tried to return home Saturday evening, but Tiss ended up a patient at the WRRMC from Saturday evening through Tuesday morning. Those who visited Tiss while she was in Hettinger included Edna Klein, Dorena Wiechmann, Esther Johnson, Nolan, Linda, Jasmine and Logan Seim, Pastor Margie Hershey, Pastor Dan and Jan Lindeman, Mary Brixey, Vern and Roni Klein and Nick Treib, Karen Hehn and Dee Strehlow. Tuesday, Al and Tiss traveled to Rapid City where Tiss was an overnight patient at the RCMC. Wednesday morning visitors were Bobby Jo, Luke and Trinity Harris. Al took them all out for Ice cream before the Treib’s headed for home. Al and Tiss visited briefly at the home of Kari Hoff Wednesday afternoon with Dorena Wiechmann, Kari Hoff, Esther Johnson and Katie Wiechmann. Al and Tiss Treib visited with Thelma Sandgren briefly Thursday evening. Al and Tiss Treib made a trip to Hettinger Friday morning and went out to lunch. June 16th Lil Albert and Bridget Keller traveled to MT to celebrate Father’s Day with Albert Keller. They returned home Tuesday June 19th. June 12th Al Treib stopped and visited with Thelma Sandgren. Helen Meink drove over in the afternoon and exchanged magazines with Thelma. It was great to see Helen out and about. June 13th Thelma Sandgren attended the AARP luncheon in Bison and visited with Matthew, Kylee and Marci Sandgren. Jim and Patsy Miller picked Thelma Sandgren up June 14th late afternoon to play pinochle at the Senior Center in Hettinger. Friday, June 15th Thelma Sandgren went to Hettinger for a luncheon to help Lorraine Kaitfors celebrate her birthday and a farewell for Pastor Judie. Thelma then visited at the Nursing home for a while. She then traveled to Lemmon and went out for pizza with Linda Sandgren and Lennice Parker.
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John and Shirley Johnson dropped in on Thelma Sandgren Rory Saturday June 16th. Stevens and Brady Ham were brief callers. Saturday afternoon, Thelma Sandgren picked up John and Shirley Johnson and they attended Tony and Helen Gregory’s 60th Wedding Anniversary. Al Treib visited Thelma Sandgren Sunday afternoon, June 17th. John Johnson came over to the Sandgren ranch to do a little farming Monday. We need rain. Vince Gunn stopped in and visited Thelma Sandgren Wednesday afternoon, it was enjoyable. Al Treib moved his haying equipment over to Thelma’s Thursday. He and Tiss stopped in for a brief chat. Thelma Sandgren made a fast trip to Hettinger Friday morning. Mark Sandgren was a lunch guest and then he went in Lemmon to join Linda for the family reunion. Saturday, June 23rd was the Van Wyk family reunion at Shadehill. They ended up with 45 guests. It was a good day a little hot, but no wind and they could go out on the lake. Sunday, Alton, Mariette, Preston and Dani Cornella of Rapid City and three visiting grandchildren from TX, Mark, Linda and Georgia Sandgren and Ed Hanson all joined Thelma Sandgren to go to the old homestead in the Government pasture. Warren and Kory Van Wyk were their guides. It was an experience, as they had packed up and left there in 1940, but they could still see sign of an old homestead. REMINDER: Rosebud Worship has changed to 11 am from July 1st 2012 through June 30, 2013.
Native Indians have been known to paint their doors blue, which they believe keeps the bad spirits out
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9-1-1 Surcharge to increase on July 1
The 2012 Legislature approved an increase in the traditional surcharge from the current 75 cents per month to $1.25 per month. That fee is collected by all monthly billed telephone and wireless service providers, such as CenturyLink, Verizon, Midcontinent Communications, AT&T, Golden West Telecommunications, Knology, Vonage and others. In addition, the Legislature also assessed the 2 percent 9-1-1 surcharge on all prepaid wireless services collected at the retail point of sale. That rapidly growing segment of wireless users includes such companies as TracFone, WalMart’s Straight Talk service and others. The surcharge, a fee imposed in virtually every state, pays the cost of operating 9-1-1 public safety dispatch centers. In South Dakota, the Legislature first authorized a surcharge in 1989. The fee has been limited to no more than 75 cents per phone line per month since then. “That’s 23 years without a funding increase in an industry that has changed almost beyond recognition in that time,’’ said Ted Rufledt Jr., Chair of the State 9-1-1 Coordination Board. “Revenue from the surcharge simply hasn’t kept up with changes and rising costs of providing 9-1-1 service. Some of the additional revenue will be used to provide additional funding for the 9-1-1 centers, and some will be used to make the changes necessary to modernize 91-1 in our state.’’ As of 2011, the 9-1-1 surcharge covered about half the cost of operating the system in South Dakota. Besides the need for additional revenue to support the existing system, funding was needed for South Dakota to update the 9-1-1 system to what is commonly called Next Generation 9-1-1. Most of the existing system is based on 1970s telephone technology. With the explosive development of wireless smart phones, 9-1-1 as it exists today isn’t able to capitalize on the technology that wireless customers use every day. For example, citizens can’t send a text message to a 9-1-1 dispatch center. They aren’t able to send photos or video of crimes or suspects directly to a 9-1-1 dispatcher. Those services would be possible in the Next Generation 9-1-1 system. The surcharge increase passed nearly unanimously (SB174) during the last legislative session. A portion of the increase, 25 cents per line per month is earmarked for Next Generation 9-1-1 and is scheduled to sunset in 2018. The State 9-1-1 Coordination Board plans to start updating parts of the 9-1-1 system in the next one to two years and to have all 9-1-1 centers on the updated system by 2018.
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Going on vacation soon? Staying in a hotel? Something you might want to keep in mind: One of the most contaminated things you’re likely to encounter in a hotel room may surprise you. It’s not the bed or even the door handle...its the TV remote control!
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Locals attend roping clinic
Several kids from the Bison area attended a roping school instructed by Seth Weishaar, which was held at his ranch on June 20th and 21st near Fruitdale, SD. The roping school was given as a donation by Seth for the Justin Seim Benefit, and purchased by Kenny Kocer and Max Loughlin.
Collin Palmer and Alessio Demaria
Hallie Kocer
Seth Weishaar, Costa, Alessio Demaria, Ty Plaggemeyer, Collin Palmer, Kelsey Pierson, Tessa Kopren, Hallie Kocer, Reed Arneson, Cole Buer, Paden Sexton, Cody Buer, Tracy Buer, Kenny Kocer, Brianna Sexton, Lonnie Krause
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Legal Notice
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 8:30 P.M. AT CITY HALL
5 Creative ways to boost your energy and your mood in just 10 minutes!
Brianna Sexton and Kelsey Pierson
Father and Son, Tracy and Cody Buer
1. Get some sunshine. Use just 10 minutes a day to go outside and get some sunshine. Sunlight helps the body produce vitamin D which is important for good health. Sunshine can also improve your mood and help you sleep better at night. 2. T ake a walk. Take 10 minutes to get some fresh air and stretch your body. Walking will help fatigued muscles and decrease muscle discomfort from sitting at a desk all day. 3. Go Green...with tea that is! Instead of drinking coffee all day, take 10 minutes to make a cup of green tea. Green tea has the highest level of antioxidant which support health. Its also got caffeine, but not too much! 4. Listen to music. Music can really change your mood. Take three songs or you know will “pep” you up, and take 10 minutes to listen to them during your break. 5. Have some chocolate! Chocolate is a mild stimulant and has benefits from boosting memory to lowering cardiovascular risks. Plus it tastes good! Besides, 10 minutes a day can’t add that many calories! For more health tips visit www.webmd.com
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL Chairman Juell Chapman called a special meeting of the Bison Town Board to order on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 8:45 p.m. at City Hall. Trustees David Kopren, Luke Clements, Mike Lockert and Matt Butsavage were present. Others present were employees Heath McKinstry and Beth Hulm; Tracy Buer; and Arlis Seim, press. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS RECITED BY ALL.
Western South Dakota Community Action, Inc. is seeking Civic groups interested in having a representative serve on the Board of Directors for Perkins County. If your organization is interested in representing your county on our Board, please send us a letter and appropriate organizational minutes by Friday, July 13, 2012 at 4:30 PM.
ADJOURNMENT Chairman Chapman adjourned the meeting at 9:40 p.m. ATTEST: APPROVED: Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer Juell Chapman Chairman, Town of Bison
STREET WORK: Trustees discussed contracting for a milling machine to grind up East Carr Street while one was in the area. No action was taken. They also visited with Tracy Buer, County Highway Supt., about the county hauling gravel to town for West Carr Street, which will begin soon. There was conversation about applying for a Community Access Grant through SD DOT for street improvements.
This letter should state the name of the person your organization wants to represent you on the CAP board. The by-laws of your organization are also needed. Our Board will select one organization from those that formally expressed their interest.
We sincerely thank you for your concern and time that have been expended in an effort to make the CAP mission appropriately work for the low-income people in Western South Dakota. Western SD Community Action, Inc. has the following programs implemented in our fourteen (14) county service area: weatherization, garden program, summer youth program, necessity pantry program, employment assistance, educational supply program, emergency food and commodity projects, homeless programs, community food pantries and clothing centers.
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If you have any questions regarding this matter please contact Linda Edel or Rose Swan at 1844 Lombardy Drive, Rapid City, SD 57703. Phone: (605) 348-1460 or out of Rapid City call (800) 327-1703. [Published June 28 and July 5, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $32.49.]
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For more than 3,000 years, Carpenter ants have been used to close wounds in India, Asia and South America.
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Monday, June 11, 2012 7:00 p.m. at City Hall
The Board of Directors of Western South Dakota Community Action, Inc. are seeking candidates interested in serving as the Low Income representative for Perkins County.
from Ridge Veal. Carried.
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL: Chairman Juell Chapman called the regular monthly meeting of the Bison Town Board to order on Monday, June, 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. Trustees Luke Clements, Mike Lockert, David Kopren and Matt Butsavage were present. Others present: employee Heath McKinstry, Todd Fink, Rachel Eggebo and Gladys Jackson, press. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS RECITED BY ALL.
ALL ACTION IN THE FOLLOWING MINUTES CARRIED BY UNANIMOUS VOTE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. MINUTES: 042-2012 – Clements moved, seconded by Kopren to approve the May 4 regular and May 10 special meeting minutes. Carried.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT: 0432012 – Clements moved, seconded by Butsavage to transfer $5,000 from Sewer reserves (1050) to Sewer Passbook Savings (1040). Carried. 0442012 – Kopren moved, seconded by Lockert to approve the May Financial Statement, as presented. Carried.
HAY BIDS: 7:45 p.m. at City Hall was the advertised time and place to accept two airport hay bids. Two bids were received for each. Airport Hay Bid #1: Ridge Veal offered $588.80 and Lonnie Krause $176 for 60 acres, more or less, of hay surrounding the runway at Bison Municipal Airport. Airport Hay Bid #2: Veal bid $288.80 and Krause $25 for 28 acres, more or less, of crested wheat grass hay at the west end of Bison Municipal Airport. 0482012 – Clements moved, seconded by Butsavage to accept both high bids
LIQUOR HEARINGS: 7:30 p.m. at City Hall was the advertised time and place for public liquor hearings on two special licenses. Chairman Chapman found nobody present to question or comment on either. 046-2012 – Chapman moved, seconded by Lockert to approve a malt beverage license at Lions Club Park for Saturday, June 30, 2012, beginning at 5:00 p.m – 2:00 a.m. on July 1 for the Bison Volunteer Fire Dept. Carried. 047-2012 – Clements moved, seconded by Kopren to approve a malt beverage license at the county fairgrounds during the county fair 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Aug. 17; 4:00 p.m. on Aug. 18 to 2:00 a.m., Aug. 19; and from noon – 10:00 p.m. on Aug. 19 - for the Perkins County Fairboard. Carried.
DELEGATIONS: 7:10 p.m: Contractor Todd Fink presented an updated cost estimate of $26,303.76 for building/widening White St., east from Coleman Ave. to 3th Ave. E and then south to Dem Crary’s with a July 1 start date. Following discussion, another $450 was added for six slope pans. 0452012 – Kopren moved, seconded by Clements to accept the bid with the additions. Carried. 7:20 p.m: Rachel Eggebo, representing Bison Economic Development visited with trustees about the 2013 budget. She requested $20,000, which would be paid through the town’s payroll for the salary and FICA of new director Brandi Steichen. Eggebo presented a budget for Economic Development and also a brief financial statement.
NEW BUSINESS Liquor License Requests: Clyde Hafner, Perkins County Fair Board, had requested a special malt beverage license for use at the fairgrounds during the ranch rodeo on June 30. The Fairboard was only interested in acquiring one if it did not cost them anything to do so. Trustees would have to hold a special meeting for the liquor hearing and would charge the cost of that meeting to the Fairboard. Therefore, no license will be advertised. Rip Rap at lagoon: There was discussion regarding hiring a contractor to distribute rip rap at the lagoon. Quinn Construction will be in the area to offer a quote next week. Faith Mobile Unit Auction: Because there aren’t funds set aside in the current General Fund budget and no time to do a supplemental budget, trustees will not bid on a mobile unit at the Faith school auction on June 13. Airport Manager: Chapman and Lockert were appointed to a committee to address airport issues as they arise. Pothole Hotline: Butsavage suggested establishing a “pothole hotline” for city residents to report problem areas on their streets. Potholes should be called into City Hall, 244-5677, to be documented. An ad will be placed in the newspaper and put on the marquee and public access channel. Chip Seal: City employees are to prioritize street repairs and Perkins County and state DOT will be consulted for spreading chips on some streets this summer. Rescind Motion: 049-2012 - Lockert moved, seconded by Clements to rescind motion 028-2012, an auto supplement, per advice from the auditor. Carried. (Grant money reimbursement received was in different year than payment.) Bank Authorization: 050-2012 - Kopren moved, seconded by Clements for each trustee to sign “entity authorization” for Dacotah Bank. Carried. Siefken Garage: Hulm was instructed to write a letter to Sharon Siefken about removal of the garage on city property, which she purchased in November. She will have until July 1 to remove it. Elected Official Workshop: Butsavage expressed an interest in attending the Municipal League’s Elected Official’s Workshop in Pierre on July 24. PRELIMINARY BUDGET REQUESTS: The budgeting process for
UNFINISHED BUSINESS: KBM Engineering: An update on the status of the storm sewer project is that the final engineering report, with the inclusion of curb, gutter and sidewalk for parts of Main Street, is being sent to Pierre this week. City Attorney matters: Eric Bogue sent an email, which arrived after the meeting started, with his follow-up regarding four items that trustees sought his legal opinion on: a contract with Lindskov Automotive for free summertime tractor use; a letter to the owner of a Uke that is parked on city property; an ordinance for grass clippings, etc. in city streets; and maintenance for Coleman Ave. Trustees will study his correspondence prior to their next meeting.
STATUS REPORT: Trustees reviewed Heath McKinstry’s written status report with him. The complete report is on file at City Hall. In addition, there was discussion about purchasing a sewer camera or contracting with somebody on an annual basis to camera sewer lines. A bill will be sent to one property owner whose vacant property was mowed by city employees with the city mower.
2013 will begin at the July 9 meeting. Hulm sought input from trustees on upcoming projects that need to be considered including street repair, lagoon repair and a new building for City Hall.
OPEN FORUM: Trustees decided not to use the free tractor from Lindskov Automotive because it is already so late in the season.
CLAIMS: The following claims were presented and approved for payment: May payroll by department: Fin. Administration, $745.14; Streets, $926.22; Airport, $328.44; Parks and Rec, $561.04; Library, $653.86; Econ. Development, $37.24; Liquor, $6,074.60; Water, $1,052.04; Sewer, $867.52; Solid Waste, $2,153.16. Total FICA, $2,705.62; Employee health ins., $802.98; SDRS, $836.62; SD Lottery, $1,809.26; AB Equipment, supplies, $211.35; Bison Country Club, subsidy, $4,000; Bison Courier, publishing, $207.27; Bison Implement, repairs/maint/supplies, $413.36; Bison Grain Co., supplies, $5,271.11; Bison Nutrition Site, subsidy, $400; Chapman Electronics, repairs/maint, $65.00; Coca Cola, supplies, $274.10; Dakota Feed, supplies, $831.77; DPFCU, equipment/supplies/postage, $454.42; Danko, repairs/maint, $171.69; Dept. of Rev., sales tax, $1,499.40; Fergo Goat Mild Soap, supplies, $25; Frito Lay, supplies, $104.64; Electric, utilities/prof. Grand fees/maint, $3,051.33; HD Supply Waterworks, supplies, $25.55; HettingerMobridge Candy, $1,206.41; Jerome Beverage, beer, $3,393.40; Johnson Bros. Wholesalers, supplies, $1,060.98; Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson, prof. fees, $7,427.37; KBM, prof. fees, $9,816.45; MTI Dist., repairs, $66.90; Northwest Beverage, beer, $4,387.05; NWSDRLA, landfill fees, $2,061.27; Pepsi, supplies, $678.90; PCRWS, water, $4,570.80; Pete Lien and Sons, chips, $2,033.85; S&S Roadrunner, supplies, $1,139.99; SD Ass’n of Rural Water, prof. fees, $350; SD DENR, fees, $180; Servall, prof. fees, $202.70; WRCTC, utilities, $262.95. EXECUTIVE SESSION: 050-2012 Clements moved, seconded by Kopren to enter executive session at 10:22 p.m. to discuss personnel, pursuant to SDCL 1-25 - 2(1). Carried. Chapman declared the meeting back in open session at 10:45 p.m. ADJOURNMENT: Chapman adjourned the meeting at 10:50 p.m. NEXT MEETING: Monday, July 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. ATTEST: APPROVED: Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer Juell Chapman Chairman, Town of Bison
Notice is hereby given pursuant to SDCL 6-13-4, that the following properties, acquired by Perkins County through tax deed proceedings, have been declared surplus property by Perkins County and will be offered for sale to the highest bidder by sealed bid for cash at 10:45 a.m. MDT on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at the Perkins County Courthouse in Bison, SD: Legal Description, Conditions Appraised Value
Western SD Community Action, Inc. is a non-profit corporation governed by a forty-two (42) member Board of Directors representing (3) sectors: low-income people, civic groups within the community and each of the fourteen (14) county boards of government. The primary purpose of the CAP agency is to focus local, state, regional and national resources on developing effective ways of assisting low-income people. To accomplish this, Western SD Community Action, Inc. operates weatherization, garden programs, summer youth programs, necessity pantry programs, employment assistance, educational supply programs, emergency food and commodity projects, homeless programs, community food pantries and clothing centers.
Lemmon Original, Block 13 Lot 16, City of Lemmon $5,500 Roof repaired, Cleaned & mold removed, Bring up to city code within 90 days
Lemmon Original, Block 7 S ? Lot 2 & all of Lot 3, City of Lemmon, $3000 Bring to city code within 90 days Sealed bids should be mailed or delivered to: Perkins County Finance Office Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer P.O. Box 126 Bison, SD 57620
Bids must be received prior to the bid opening at 10:45 a.m. MDT. Bidders will be allowed to orally raise their bids at the opening and the County Reserves the right to reject any and all bids. TERMS OF SALE: Cash at the time of acceptance of bid. Perkins County will transfer all rights, title and interests that Perkins County has acquired via Quit Claim Deed to successful bidder. Any announcements made at the bid opening will take precedence. Dated this 19th day of June, 2012 SYLVIA CHAPMAN Perkins County Finance Officer
Low-income persons seeking to be elected are required to have five (5) low income persons over eighteen (18) years of age sign a petition. Non low income persons wishing to represent low-income people are required to have ten (10) low income persons over eighteen (18) sign a petition. Persons at least eighteen (18) years of age seeking to be a Board low-income represent-ative can obtain petitions from Rose Swan, 1844 Lombardy Drive, Rapid City, SD 57703. Phone: (605) 348-1460 or out of Rapid City (800) 327-1703.
Petitions are to be submitted to Western SD Community Action, Inc., 1844 Lombardy Drive, Rapid City, SD 57703 by Friday, July 13, 2012 at 4:30 PM. If you have any questions please contact Western SD Community Action, Inc., 1844 Lombardy Drive, Rapid City, SD 57703. Phone: (605) 348-1460 or out of Rapid City (800) 327-1703
[Published June 28 and July 5, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $39.66.]
[Published June 28 and July 5, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $38.99.]
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The terms of four Perkins County Conservation District Supervisors will expire on December 31, 2012. 1 term is for four (4) years landowner or occupier #1; 1 term is for two (2) years landowner or occupier #3; 1 term is for four (4) years taxpayer of real property; and 1 term is for four (4) years urban member. Anyone desiring to be a candidate for these positions must file a petition with the County Auditor. All petitions must be signed and filed on or before July 2, 2012. Petitions are at the Perkins County Conservation District Office in Bison, SD. [Published June 21 and June 28, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $16.26.]
Perkins County is now accepting bids for Waste Tire Removal and Processing. Sealed bids may be submitted to the Perkins County Finance Office, PO Box 126, Bison, SD 57620 until 10:15 a.m. on July 10, 2012. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at the Perkins County Commissioner meeting at 10:30 a.m. Perkins County reserves the right to reject any or all bids, waive technicalities and make award(s) as deemed in the best interest of Perkins County. [Published June 28 and July 5, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $11.70.]
Notice to Bidders
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Judy Lewis of Sturgis spent the weekend with Art and Marilyn Christman. Mary Ellen Fried spent June 8th through 13th in Webster with Tim and Kendra McIntyre. June 10th they celebrated Mary Ellen’s birthday, Greg and Peggy Fried, Chris Fried and family, Delbert and Pam Fried of Clermont, Florida joined them for the day. Mary Ellen Fried traveled to Rapid City last Sunday where she met EmiLou and Mark Ebarle of Okinawa, Japan at the airport. EmiLou and Mark will be spending part of the summer with Mary Ellen. They were houseguests of Lucas Fried while in the hills and returned to Bison Thursday. Bernie Rose was among those who attended the funeral of Judy Buer. Vonnie Foster spent time with
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her mother, Bernie Rose Saturday. Betty Walikainen and her sister Phyllis played scrabble with Bernie Rose Thursday afternoon. (June 16) Rev. Howard and Ann Beardslee of Jacksonville, FL and Rev. Charles and Barbara Arnold and Janice Arnold of Lompoc, CA were Saturday supper guests of Jerry and Carolyn Petik. The Beardlees were also Saturday and Sunday overnight guests. They were here to attend the 50th Anniversary of the dedication of Hope Presbyterian Church. Monday morning visitors of Jerry and Carolyn Petik were Pastor Bob and Marie Duryee of Portland, OR Carolyn Petik was a brief caller at Bev Schopp's and Ernestine Miller's on Monday afternoon. Jerry and Carolyn were among supper guests of Mike and Dottie
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Barnes on Tuesday evening. Mirandi Bakken was a Tuesday overnight guest of her grandparents. Carolyn Petik was a Thursday lunch guest at Kim Petik's. Carolyn Petik attended a Presbytery meeting in Aberdeen on Friday. Saturday and Sunday, Jerry and Carolyn Petik went to Belle Fourche for the SDHSRA finals. Congratulations Tayte and Trig Clark for advancing on to the National High School Rodeo Finals. Jerry and Carolyn were Saturday overnight guests of Darlys Hofer. They also stopped in Rapid City on Saturday evening to see John Lopez' latest scrap metal sculpture that he had on display at the downtown plaza.
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Tuesday • July 3 • Sr. Citizen Pinochle 1:00pm • Public Library open 1:00-6:00 pm • Doubles Golf Wednesday • July 4 • Independence Day Holiday Monday • July 2 Sunday • July 1 Tuesday • July 10 • Co. Commissioners Meeting 10:00 am • Sr. Citizen Pinochle 1:00 pm • Public Library open 1:00-6:00 pm Wednesday • July 11 • Public Library 9:00 am- 2:00pm • Preschool summer reading program10:00 am •Food Pantry 2:30 pm Thursday • July 12 • Public Library open 1:00- 6:00 pm • Elem. Summer Reading Program 2:00 pm Monday • July 9 • Town Board Meeting 7:00pm • School Board Meeting 7:00 pm • Men’s Club Meeting 7:00pm •Co-Ed Softball 6:30 • PCRWS Meeting 6:45 pm • Golf Fun Night Saturday • July 14 Monday • July 16 • Firemen’s Meeting 7:00 pm Sunday • July 15 Friday • July 13 • Elem. Summer Reading Program 2:00 pm • Co-Ed Softball 6:30 pm • Golf Fun Night Saturday • July 21 Monday • July 23 • Library Board Meeting 7:00 pm Sunday • July 22 Friday • July 20 Friday • July 27 • 4-H State Livestock Judging Sunday • July 29 • 5th Sunday Hymn sing @ Presbyterian Church Tuesday • July 31 • Public Library open 1:00-6:00 pm •Sr. Citizen Pinochle 1:00 pm • Doubles Golf Monday • July 30 Saturday • July 28 Thursday • July 26 • Public Library open 1:00-6:00 pm • Elem. Summer Reading Program 2:00 pm • Co-Ed Softball 6:30 pm • Town and Country Club 7:00 pm • Golf Fun Night
Thursday • July 5 • Public Library open 1:00 -6:00 pm • Co-Ed Softball 6:30 pm •Golf Fun Night Saturday • July 7 Sunday • July 8 Friday • July 6
Tuesday • July 17 • Public Library open 1:00-6:00 pm •Sr. Citizen Pinochle 1:00 pm •Doubles Golf Wednesday • July 18 • Public Library 9:00 am- 2:00 pm • Preschool Summer Reading Program 10:00 am Thursday • July 19 • Public Library open 1:00-6:00 pm
Tuesday • July 24 • Public Library Open 1:00-6:00 pm • Sr. Citizen Pinochle 1:00 pm • State 4-H Horse Show • Doubles Golf Wednesday • July 25 • Public Library 9:00 am -2:00 pm • Preschool Summer Reading Program 10:00 am • State 4-H Horse Show
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Lemmon, S.D.-based Dakota Plains FCU joins nation’s largest Credit Union-owned fee-free ATM and POS network
Credit Union 24 announced today that Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union (FCU), based in Lemmon, S.D., has joined the nation’s largest credit union-owned fee-free ATM and point-of-sale network. Dakota Plains FCU now provides its members with access to thousands of fee-free ATMs and hundreds of thousands of point-ofsale terminals at major merchants nationwide, giving members unprecedented access to their funds. Between January 2011 and May 2012, members of credit unions that participate in Credit Union 24’s surcharge-free ATM programs collectively saved more than $50 million in ATM surcharge fees. “By partnering with Credit Union 24 we are able to provide our members an additional service that offers greater convenience and accessibility,” said Peter Butterfield, president and CEO of Dakota Plains FCU. “In addition to members being able to access their funds for free at more ATM locations and use their debit cards at more merchants, this increased financial access also positions our credit union more competitively in our market. Overall this partnerships creates a win-win situation for our members and our credit union.” Dakota Plains FCU has more than $41 million in assets and serves more than 4,500 individuals who live, work, worship or attend school in 15 counties in western South Dakota and 5 counties in southwestern North Dakota. Dakota Plains FCU, which has branch locations in Lemmon, Bison, Faith and Pierre, S.D., and one in Hettinger, N.D., offers lowinterest real estate, consumer, agriculture and commercial loans, retirement investment accounts that offer flexibility, online banking and bill paying services, and a variety of checking and saving account products designed to meet the specific needs of its diverse membership. “We are proud to partner with a credit union that embraces the foundation of the credit union movement by providing for the specific financial needs of its members/owners and helping ensure their financial success,” said Jim Park, president and CEO of Credit Union 24. “Now members of Dakota Plains FCU will have the best of both worlds: local, personalized financial services that meet their needs as well as nationwide, fee-free access to those services via our credit union-owned ATM and point-of-sale network.” About Credit Union 24, Inc. Credit Union 24 is a credit unionowned, full-service EFT network that brings nationwide ATM and point-of-sale (POS) access to credit unions. Founded as a credit union alternative, Credit Union 24 offers a flexible, cooperative EFT environment designed to empower credit unions to attract and retain members. Credit Union 24 is the largest national credit unionowned PIN-Debit network. Credit Union 24 also counts more than 300,000 ATM locations nationally and internationally, many of them deposit-taking, and offers the nation’s largest surcharge-free ATM access with nearly 70,000 locations. For more information about credit Union 24, please visit www.cu24.com.
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DISPLAY ADS: $4.50 per column inch. CLASSIFIED ADS: $5.90 for 30 words; 10¢ for each word thereafter. $2.00 billing charge applies. THANK YOU'S: $5.90 minimum or $3.10 per column inch. $2.00 billing charge applies. HIGHLIGHTS & HAPPENINGS: $5.90 minimum or $3.10 per column inch. $2.00 billing charge applies. HAPPY ADS: With or Without Picture: $15.00 minimum or B $4.50 per column inch.BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: $36.00 for 2x7 announcement. Ad Deadline is Monday at NOON! Legal Deadline is Friday at NOON! 244-7199 or courier@sdplains.com
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THE CITY OF MOBRIDGE is accepting applications for an Assistant Chief of Police (Captain). Applicant must have completed Standardized Law Enforcement training through the state of SD Division of Criminal Investigation or it’s Equivalent also accepting applications for a full-time police officer. Certified applicants preferred, but not required. Salary is based on experience and qualifications. Closing Date: July 11th, 2012. Resume and application may be sent to: Chief Jungwirth, Mobridge Police Department, 110 1st Ave East, Mobridge, SD 57601. Applications may be picked up at the Mobridge Police Department, Mobridge City Hall, The SD Department of Labor and Regulation or www.mobridgepolice.org. EOE. POSITION OPEN: Jackson County Highway Department Worker. Experience in road/bridge construction /maintenance preferred. CDL Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening required. Applications / resumes accepted. Information (605) 837-2410 or (605) 837-2422 Fax (605) 837-2447 THE SISSETON SCHOOL DISTRICT 54-2 has an opening for a Food Service Director, $18 - $20 an hour based on experience. Application and job description are available at the business office at 516 8th Ave.W Sisseton, SD 57262. Position open until filled. EOE.
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