Bison Courier, June 7, 2012

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Volume 29 Number 51 June 7, 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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three years, she returned to Woonsocket and worked at the local grocery store and two other family businesses until moving to Bison in November of 2009. Brandi is engaged to Shiloh Baysinger, a Bison native, and the two are happy to call Bison their home. Brandi comes to the Bison Area Economic Development Corporation with a great deal of finance and sales experience. She has a very outgoing attitude and a positive outlook to see the Bison area grow and thrive. As a fourth generation member of her family farm, she understands the hard work and dedication it takes to succeed. Brandi knows what a community means to the people who live in it, and she is a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. According to Brandi, “It’s the people that make the community. There is a reason we all live in Bison, and with everyone’s help, we can continue to build the community into a thriving area where we all want to live.” Please welcome Brandi to this new position and you may contact Brandi by emailing her at info@bisonsd.com. By Beth Hulm Festivities began early on Friday when visitors began arriving at 2:30 at Grand Electric for an Open House, showcasing the recently completed remodel of the 1956 office area. Other activities, including demonstrations, led up to the 4:30 registration in the warehouse for the 2012 Annual Meeting, preceded by a barbecue. After that was over, most of the audience hung around for an hour-and-ahalf concert of old-time music performed by the Potter Family of the Black Hills. Nearly 200 electric consumers and guests were in attendance, including Abner and Evelyn Thoreson from Minnesota. Thoreson was Grand Electric’s first-ever manager, assuming that position on July 5, 1949. In his annual report, General Manager Jerry Reisenauer offered some history, leading up to Abner’s employment as the first manager. It was the “dream” of Perkins County Attorney H. R. Jackson to establish an electric cooperative in the area. In 1945, he shared his dream with John Riedy and, the following year, Riedy and eight others incorporated the Upper Grand River Electric Ass’n. In July, 1946 the first meeting was held where Riedy was elected chairman. He served on the board of directors for a total of 40 years. In the same year that Thoreson continued on page 6
New director hired by Bison Area Economic Development
Annual Meeting was educational and entertaining
Bison Area Economic Development Board is pleased to announce the hiring of new economic director and welcomes Brandi Steichen to this new part-time position. Brandi will begin this new venture on July 2nd. Brandi was born and raised on a farm in the Wessington Springs/Woonsocket area of East Central South Dakota. She graduated in 2001 from Wessington Springs High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Finance from Dakota State University in 2004. After living in Redfield for over
Employees Luke Clements and Eric Kahler (not pictured) provided the color guard at the start of the meeting
Garage Sale on Friday, June 8th from 10-4 at chris & Kortney Seidel residence - 408 E Rogers St. Baby boy clothes up to 5T, baby girl clothes 0-3 months, kids toys, decorative cabinets & more!
USDA secretary instructs FSA to proceed with office consolidation plan
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Craig Schaunaman, today announced that USDA Secretary Thomas A. Vilsack has approved the closure of 4 FSA county offices in South Dakota, a process that will begin immediately. After the required notifications have been provided to producers, FSA employees and office landlords, closure dates will be established and made publicly available. “FSA places the utmost priority on ensuring that our services to producers remain strong as this consolidation process begins,” said FSA Administrator, Bruce Nelson. The agency will provide farmers and ranchers affected by closures an opportunity to choose the most convenient neighboring county office with which to conduct their future business with the agency. In addition, all employees in a closing office will be provided an opportunity to continue their work with FSA. As a federal agency, FSA has been affected by widespread budget reductions made by Congress. Since 2011, the Agency has lost 1,230 permanent employees through voluntary early separation and normal retirement. In addition, FSA has been forced to reduce discretionary administrative expenses by over 30 percent in the last fiscal year alone. The county offices confirmed for closure in South Dakota are the Campbell County FSA office in Mound City; the Harding County FSA office in Buffalo; the Jackson County FSA office in Kadoka; and the Jerauld County FSA office in Wessington Springs. For a complete list of FSA county offices affected by this decision, go to http://www.fsa.usda. gov/FSA/webapp?area=about&sub ject=landing&topic=ofcs.
Construction to begin on State Highway 75 in Perkins County
The South Dakota Department of Transportation will begin a nearly 30-mile-long construction project on state Highway 75 in Perkins County from Highway 20 to the North Dakota state line, beginning Wednesday, June 6. The work will begin with minor bridge repairs and epoxy chip seal on bridges at the South Fork Grand River, mile marker 221.82, and the North Fork Grand River, mile marker 238.75. Minor grading will take place at various places along Highway 75 for approach flattening and mailbox turnout work. The highway will be reduced to a single driving lane with a 10-foot width restriction, but traffic should experience only minor delays. It is anticipated that the bridge and grading work will be done by July 27. Asphalt surfacing on the entire 29.5 mile stretch will begin in midto early August. During the paving period, traffic will be reduced to a single lane using flaggers and a pilot car; motorists can expect up to 15-minute delays. Construction of the entire project is expected to be done by Oct. 5. Anderson Western, Inc. of Bismarck, North Dakota, is the prime contractor on the $7.5 million project. For more information, contact the Belle Fourche Area office of the South Dakota Department of Transportation at 605-892-2872. For complete road construction information, please visit www.safetravelusa.com/sd or dial 511.
Highlights & Happenings
Arrow Transit provides transportation 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 374-3189.
Garage Sale: this Friday, 10am-6pm, and Sat, 9am-11am at the Juergens', 302 E Carr St. Infant clothing, boy and girl,0-2T, craft/scrapbooking, household, educational resources, and much more. BAG SALE SAT.!!!
Hutterite Chickens will be delivered June 15, call Connie with your order 244-5518.
Herman & Ruby VanDenBerg’s 65th Anniversary is June 11. No big party, we are inviting folks to drop in at the ranch for coffee and cake from June 11 thru the week and chat a spell. NO GIFTS PLEASE. give us a call just in case we are outside 866-4691.
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Hawaiian chicken salad whole wheat dinner roll tomatoes apple crisp w/topping Cheeseburger pie baked sweet potatoes green beans berry fruit salad w/almonds Lasagna rotini casserole tossed salad seasonal fruit whole grain bread HAPPY BIRTHDAY Meatloaf boiled potatoes broccoli, apricots & cake
Bethany LaDue receives The Coss Family Foundation Scholarship
Bethany LaDue of Meadow, South Dakota is the recipient of a scholarship from The Coss Family Foundation Scholarship Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation. Bethany is a graduate of Sunshine Bible Academy and plans to attend Northern State University. The Coss Family Foundation scholarships are awarded each year to students who intend to enroll in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited degreegranting college, university or vocational-technical school. Recipients of The Coss Family Foundation scholarships are selected competitively on the basis of financial need, academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience and unusual personal or family circumstances. About The Coss Family Foundation Scholarship Fund Lawrence M. Coss, founder and former CEO of Conseco Finance Corp., established a Scholarship Fund at The Saint Paul Foundation in 2004 to aid in financing the post-secondary education of students attending high schools located in Dakota and Ramsey counties in Minnesota and Buffalo, Hand, Hyde, Meade and Pennington counties in South Dakota. Since 2004, the Coss Family Foundation Scholarship Fund has awarded more than 1 million dollars to students pursuing postsecondary education. The Saint Paul Foundation is the community foundation for Saint Paul and surrounding areas. It connects and supports donors, nonprofits and partners to enrich lives and communities through philanthropy. For more information, visit HY"http://www.saintPERLINK paulfoundation.org" www.saintpaulfoundation.org. The Coss Family Foundation Scholarship Fund of The Saint Paul Foundation is administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America. Scholarship Management Services, located in St. Peter, Minnesota, is the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.
Chapman earns degree
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BHSU announces Deans list
The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester. A total of 689 students maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or above while taking at least 12 credit hours to be named to the list this semester. Included in that list are Amanda Johnson, Bison, and Katie Doll, Prairie City.
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On May 12, 2012, Teri Anna Chapman of Bison, SD graduated from Northeastern University of Tahlequah, Oklahoma earning her Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology. Teri was recognized as a Masters Honor graduate, as she maintained a grade point average of 4.0. She has accepted employment with Belle Fourche Public Schools. Teri is the daughter of Blane and Doreen Chapman.
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Bison Clinic
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Rhubarb? Really?
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it prevents bone loss and reduces the risk of osteoporosis. Further, consumption of this vegetable during menopause is believed to ease the symptoms including hot flashes. Rhubarb has the ability to absorb bad cholesterol, reduce the risk of clogged arteries, stroke and effectively reduce blood pressure. Rhubarb has anti-bacterial properties and is claimed to be effective topical treatment for injuries. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy properties. The paste of the rhubarb stalk and its juice are commonly used for topical application. Some go so far as to say it is effective in preventing staphylococcus infections! The vitamins and nutrients in rhubarb may help prevent deep vein thrombosis. Being a rich source of dietary fiber, rhubarbs ensure smooth digestion. The potassium in this vegetable is believed to enhance the metabolic rate, thereby helping with weight loss. Now here is where the speed
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Every day 34,000 children die from causes that are related to poverty and hunger.
Although technically a vegetable, practically it is often treated as a fruit and often referred to as the ‘pie plant’. It is highly tart or acidic in taste and often cooked with lot of sugar and honey to make it edible.. Rhubarb is considered to have several health benefits. Some claim the health benefits of rhubarb are many, and offer a great amount of nutritional value. Rhubarb in the past was used for fevers and as a laxative. With the benefit of Vitamin C and fiber, rhubarb offers many other benefits. Some of the health benefits attributed to rhubarb are: A rich source of dietary fiber and often used as a laxative in herbal medicine both for constipation and diarrhea. Regular consumption of rhubarb is believed to increase white blood cells in our body. Further the consumption of this tart treat is believed to prevent different types of tumors. Being high in calcium it is considered the best diet for women as
talkers in those annoying radio ads give the disclaimer that all of the above is informational trivia about rhubarb and no claims are being made as to the effectiveness of rhubarb for medicinal purposes. But - rhubarb is ready for harvest. If you harvest about one third at a time you can get your plants to bear into July or even early September if you are lucky. This is a drier year so remember to water your rhubarb for an extended harvest. A couple weeks ago we wrote about Plant a Row for the Hungry. Just for added information, we checked with the local Food Pantries in Bison and Lemmon; both will gladly accept fresh produce. Delivery day for Bison is every third Wednesday of the month and in Lemmon it is every Friday. In all things of Nature there is something marvelous. Anonymous Submitted by Karen Englehart, Master Gardener, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service
Meadow News, Rosebud News & Grand River Round-up will be back next week!
Evanson Jensen Funeral Homes turns 100 years old
On June 12, 2012, Evanson Jensen Funeral Homes turns 100 years old. The firm, which was established 100 years ago by R. S. "Dick" Evanson in Lemmon, is one of the few, if not the only, continuously family owned businesses/ professions in West River Country. The four generation firm is presently owned and operated by Greg Jensen and 25 year segments of the history is being compiled by his father, Eldon. The first segment 1912-1937 will cover Undertaker R.S. Evanson and early day historical happenings. The second: 1937-1962; R. S. Evanson & Son Furniture and Funeral Home, and Evanson's Furniture and Funeral Home, with his son, Vernon "Evie" Evanson's involvement will be covered. The 1962-1987 writings will cover the transition to Evanson Jensen Funeral Home and the Vernon Evanson-Eldon Jensen partnership. The final 25 year segment, 1987-2012 will complete the writings and cover the expansion of the firm to Elgin/New Leipzig and Mott, ND, Faith, SD and Hettinger, ND. Special events are being planned through the summer and early fall months.
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Lester C. Aaberg celebrates his 95th birthday June 7, 2012. Lester grew up in the Hot Springs area and spent most of his life as a farmer/rancher in the Sorum area of Perkins Co. Now retired & living in Rapid City. He has 2 children, 3 grandsons and 3 great grandchildren with 1 soon to arrive. He would enjoy some shared memories from the good old days. 228 S. Berry Pine Rd., Rapid City, 57702.
Palace Theater
Open House honoring Howard E Haugen on his 90th Birthday June 15th at Mom’s Cafe from 2 - 4 p.m.
Europe’s Most Wanted
Madagascar 3
PG 93 minutes June 8 - 10
The Annual Meeting of Harding & Perkins Farm Mutual Insurance Company
will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 9th, Reva Hall, Reva, SD
surround sound Lemmon 374-5107 8:00 p.m. nightly
Harding & Perkins Farm Mutual Insurance Company will celebrate their 100th Anniversary this year. Birthday cake will be served.
Door prizes will be given All members welcome!
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Lines from the bookshelf
have a graduation party with awards for what they do best. It is easy to forget about the really good qualities that everyone has. This is a level 2 reader for those who can read with help. Level 1 books are for those who are getting ready to read. “We Love the Dirt” by Tony Johnston and “Swim Like a Fish” by Ellen Schecter sound like summer fun for level 1 readers. “We Love the Dirt” is about a farm and new ways of thinking about the dirt. Everyone loves it except the cat. “Swim like a Fish” is a little more advanced and deals with fears and the triumphs of learning to swim. Another book about the apprehension some kids struggle with over learning to swim is “Last One In is a Rotten Egg” by Leonard Kessler. Freddie stays in the shallow end while his friends have fun diving and swimming in the deep end. Something changes and all of a sudden no one is a “rotten egg”. “Big Red Kite” is a classic Berenstain Bears book. The whole family gets involved in making a kite for a contest and as usual, with the Berenstain Bears’ there are obstacles but the moral of the story is that doing your best leads to success. I don’t see many people flying kites any more. Is it because we have too much wind or just lack of interest? It can be a fun summer family activity. “The Fox Steals Home” by Matt Christopher is a book for upper elementary students and is about a popular summer sport. baseball. Bobby earns the nickname “Fox” because he is such a good base runner. Life would be good except that his folks are getting a divorce and his Dad, who is his coach, is moving away. How is Bobby going to keep his life from coming apart? Kids sometime have to deal with very grownup issues. “A Horse for the Summer” caught my eye because I know that many kids in this area will spend a big part of their summer on the back of a horse. This book by Michelle Bates and Susannah Leigh is actually a trilogy of three books in one with the overall title of “Sandy Lane Stables”. The other two books in this volume are “The Runaway Pony” and “Strangers at the Stables”. Admittedly, these books are about kids whose only access to horses is by going to a stable. Seems strange to us out here, but kids everywhere love horses and this book is about the adventures they have with them. For teenage readers, the Library has the popular “Hunger Games” trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I understand that these are very popular with a movie out or coming out soon. These books deliver equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in these searing novels set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present. Last week I announced the new Wednesday Library hours and it dawned on me later that I hadn’t told you when they begin. It will be June 13, the first day of the summer story hours. I hope you will plan to have your children involved in the summer program and then check out books for them to read at home. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 11:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 8:00 a.m.
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
By Vi Leonard As I write this we are getting wonderful rain. I am thinking that though it is still early in the summer break, that these cool damp days may be leading to some boredom. I would like to remind you that the Library offers many options to alleviate some of that boredom. It is important to keep kids reading during the summer so they are ready to move on when school starts again. Besides books for all ages, there are puzzles, starting with wooden ones for small hands all the way up to those that challenge adults. There are also lots of videos. They sort of fit the category of “oldies but goodies”, but are still entertaining. They are all available for checkout. Graduation is still on our minds and believe it or not Winnie the Pooh graduated. “Pooh’s Graduation” by Isabel Gaines builds on Christopher Robin’s graduation from first grade. All the friends in the Hundred-Acre Woods decide to
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
Permanent part-time. Must have good grammar and proofreading skills. Computer experience a plus. For more information call the Bison Courier at 244-7199
The Bison Courier • Thursday, June 7, 2012 • Page 5 Obituary
Duane L. Boyce
been buried at the Hettinger Cemetery next to his parents. Duane L. Boyce was born in Washington State on June 4, 1942 to Jesse and Amy (Holmquist) Boyce. In 1945 Duane's folks moved to the Dakotas and wanted to buy a farm, but Duane's mom didn't want to. Instead they bought property in Hettinger, ND and built a building large enough to house their living quarters and Boyce Machine Shop. Duane grew up in the Machine Shop business and furthered the business following his school years. Duane graduated from Hettinger High School and remained active with his class, keeping in touch with his classmates. Following High School, he worked for the USA-ASCS Office in Hettinger as a Planimeter Operator, later enrolling at Dickinson State College in the fall of 1961. He worked every summer at the ASCS Office and was made Head Planimeter Operator. Duane graduated from Dickinson State College in 1964 with a BS Degree in Mathematics. After graduation he received an assistantship to go to Washington State University, but was injured in a car accident in Seattle and had to return to Hettinger where he ran Boyce Machine Shop. Duane passed away at his home, Boyce Machine Shop in Hettinger, ND on February 7, 2012. Duane loved sports and attended Hettinger High School events faithfully. He operated his HAM radio out of his shop for many years. He was a quiet, tohimself kind of guy, but when he made friends, they were friends for life. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by several cousins, other family members and numerous friends. Condolences to Duane's family can be sent through our website at www.funeralhomesofcaring.com
Pastors Perspective
Pastor Phil Hahn Grace Baptist church
Memorial Service for Duane L. Boyce, 69, of Hettinger, North Dakota were held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Centennial Chapel of the Evanson Jensen Funeral Home in Hettinger. Rev. Kathleen Dettmann will officiate. Duane's ashes have
Well-Placed Confidence Have you ever had the experience when reading the Word of God of receiving instant joy and Peace? There are so many Scripture passages hat show us in whom we can place our complete confidence and how we can experience that “joy of the Lord” and that “peace that passes all understanding.” Psalm 121 is one of those passages that brings great comfort to your soul. “I lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip; He who watches over you will not slumber. Indeed, He who watches over Israel with neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD watches over you. The LORD is your shade at your right hand. The sun will not harm you by day nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm. He will watch over your life. The LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forever more.” Do you want to have the kind of relationship with God that allows you to claim His promises for your very own? Talk to Him. Tell the Lord you want to give Him your heart and life and let Him be your Savior. He will do for you what He has done for me countless times; bring great joy and peace because my trust and confidence is placed in my Savior, jesus Christ, and His eternal Word.
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continued from page 1 came, the name of the cooperative changed to Grand Electric and it became the first cooperative in the United States to lay 14,000 400 volt lines. In 1952, “line B” extended service into Harding County. There was concern at the national level that this Northwest South Dakota co-op could not succeed because of the high costs of bringing electricity to a low populated service area. Those concerns have long since been put to rest. As Reisenauer’s message moved into the current day, he reviewed a strong financial performance, with revenues up nearly $4 million dollars in 2011 and the value of the system increasing by nearly $1.5 million while the debt reduced by $3 million. Approximately $1.8 million in profit margins in 2011 will go back to Grand Electric’s members. Funds from FEMA and the State of South Dakota, following five years of debilitating storms, have contributed to the current healthy bottom line. Both Reisenauer and Steve Tomac, formerly of Watauga, SD and now the Sr. Legislative Aide for Basin Electric in North Dakota, spoke of the challenges facing the industry with increasing and expanding oil activity in the area. Legislation could stymie the development of coal-fired power plants. Reisenauer said that there will be “a significant amount of new load coming on in the oil fields” and that many factors will determine where the oil companies will spend their money. The audience applauded Reisenauer’s announcement that the cooperative has had more than 40 months and 350,000 hours without personal injury to employees! Seven employees and three directors were recognized for years of service, awarded in five-year increments. Gladys Jackson has been with the cooperative for 35 years; Reisenauer and Bonnie Sander for 25 yrs; Colgan Huber, 15; James Sandgren and Adelle Heupel, 10, and Brady Hathaway, 5. Director Sharon Longwood has served the cooperative for 20 years, Ross Kopren for 15 and Lori Besler, 5. Three incumbent directors – Rayford Anderson, Buffalo; Kopren, Prairie City; and Reid
Annual Meeting
Palmer, Faith – were unchallenged and unanimously elected by the membership to another three-year term each. One new employee in the past year is Clay Heidrick, a lineman in Buffalo. Lindsey Hendrickson, Meadow and Tristen Simons, Faith, received $500 college scholarships from Basin Electric. Door prizes were handed out throughout the meeting and big winners included Lenard Chapman, who won $100 cash playing Plinko at the beginning of the meeting. A Grand Prize drawing for $500 cash, from the cooperative’s entire membership, went unclaimed by Martin Barkley, Union Center and, therefore, five drawings were held with each of the following going home $100 richer: John and Corinne Erickson, Anna Woll, Ed and Violet Chapman, Bob and Patsy Crow and Brian and Kay Kolb. Winners in the kids’ guessing game contests were Whitney Thompson, Violet Johnson, Kimberly Langley and Shelby Bertolotto. Ice cream treats were distributed by employees while The Potter Family set up to entertain. Sister Natana kicked off the show with a Loretta Lynn classic. Joining her on stage were her mother, Clover Potter a former KBHB radio personality for 27 years; sister WoAbba and brother Orion and his wife Stacey. They sang good ol’ country classics and some USO music, including an Andrews’ Sisters segment that included “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” There were hits made famous by Patsy Cline and Brenda Lee; Johnny Cash; Jim Reeves; Frankie Valle and the Four Seasons and Skeeter Davis; and a more recent arrangement of "I Told You So" by Carrie Underwood. Orion did Eddy Arnold's "Cattle Call," complete with the yodel. Several costume changes occurred during the show, which ended with all five Potters harmonizing with “God Bless America.” During their program, they invited Kay Williams to come from the audience, accompanied by her daughters Corinne Erickson and Holly Waddell, to wish her a special 96th birthday. Orion Potter serenaded her with "Unchained Melody."
Second from left, Kay Williams was serenaded on the upcoming occasion of her 96th birthday with Holly Williams, Orion Potter and Corinne Erickson.
Clover Potter, far left, and her talented family performed the show's finale, "God Bless America."
West River Health Services & Dakota Stage Ltd. Present G e tti ng S ar a Ma rr i ed A riotous romp of a rom-com! Saturday June 9, 7:30 pm, Hettinger High School Gym $15 adults, $5 children 12 and under Tickets may be purchased at the door on the night of the show.
Left to right: Brian Kolb, Anna Woll, Corinne Erickson, Vi Chapman and Bob Crow won $100 each.
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Warwick visits Bison
In an effort to provide every opportunity for players to become highly skilled at basketball, athletic director, Kalin Engle, solicited the help of renowned basketball camp director, Shane Warwick. Shane has perfected the game of basketball and travels the world conducting in-depth training camps. The Warwick Workout has proven to be effective as Shane works with several South Dakota teams. Many of these teams have traditions of consistent state appearances each year. Shane is also well known for working with NBA players and is hosting the first ever NBA camp this fall in Sioux Falls. Bison students enjoyed the fast pace, motivational, and demanding skill drill two day camp. The goal is to give players the opportunity to gain appropriate skills and drills that they can practice over the summer. Warwick’s main theme is “to get better you have to go so fast that you make a mistake” he also emphasized “you need to work harder than your opponent is”. It was evident that the players were gaining skill and speed over the two day camp. Miss Engle hopes to continue bringing in quality summer camps for athletes in an effort to enhance all sports programs.
Guest Columnist
HS as a Second Language
The most misunderstood language in the world is Hand Signals (HS). The culture that uses this language is a group of people known as ranchers. HS interpretation requires excellent guessing skills, intuition, and acute telepathy of human male minds. Hand signals are basically a rancher’s hand-gestured ranch-related instructions that his wife (and/or children) is expected to carry out quickly and accurately. Ranchers’ communication style is typically straightforward and oftentimes intentionally limited but their hand signals make up for it. Hand signals are a complex nonverbal language consisting of individual dialects all of which have been misunderstood for years. Ranch women have participated in an eternal study to decipher them but their success rate remains low. One way a woman can figure out a hand signal’s intended meaning is by using process of elimination. Hand signals usually convey the following: “go check over there,” “there’s something over there,” “there’s a calf/pair/cow(s) over there,” “open that gate,” “shut that gate,” “block that hole,” “get out of the way,” “back up,” “get over there now.” By quickly assessing the circumstances, one of these is likely to fit the situation. Occasionally though, interpreting waving arms may be mistaken for the hand signaler’s intent to communicate with livestock instead by “shooing” a cow, calf, or bull in a specific direction. Correctly reading hand signals is a true art form; something most ranch wives never expect to master. Misreading hand signals may invoke arguments among many ranch couples but wives can find peace in knowing that the longer a couple is married, understanding hand signals is likely to remain the same and can therefore stop wasting their mental energy. Knowing the day’s mission and objective before starting off is helpful in anticipating certain gesticulations that may be used even though plans are subject to change without notice. I’ve found that an effective strategy for interpreting hand signals is to pay attention more to the signaler’s body language and facial expressions than arm movements and hand gestures. Studying and memorizing the hand signaler’s body language when he’s frustrated or impatient provides good insight to correctly interpretating at critical moments that require acting quickly. It’s important to note that there’s usually alternate meanings to every hand signal. The goal is to see body language
Amy Kirk is a ranch wife from Custer, South Dakota.
that appears relaxed in the hand signaler. No eye contact or eye contact that is not locked-on and disgruntled-looking reflects guessing correctly. Gestures that become highly animated, very pronounced and require effort to produce are all indications of lacking good HS interpreting skills, like a furrowed brow, clenched jaw, standing up in the saddle or four-wheeler, or riding the horse or four-wheeler at a noticeably faster speed. Expressing impatience and frustration signify wrong interpretations. Knowledge of lead cows’ behavior patterns, previous cowherd shenanigans, locations and conditions of fences and gates all help in understanding what a hand signal might mean. Getting an audible version of the hand signal from a nearby male such as a son is extremely helpful in translating HS. An easy interpreting skill I’ve used is pretending I didn’t see the hand signals. This produces mixed results depending on my actions. If you have any questions about hand signal deciphering strategies don’t raise your hand, just ask away. We’ll get farther if you just speak my language.
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Bison kindergarten and third grade students enjoy field trip
Bison Kindergarten and 3rd Grade classes went on their end of the year field trip to Hettinger on Wednesday, May 16th. They visited the Dakota Buttes Museum, Mirror Lake Park and Hettinger Theater. Above Sandy Nelson from the Dakota Buttes Museum shows the students the old school bus that kids rode in pulled by a horse. Students attending were: Roni Voller, Katie Kvale, Morgan McKinstry, Emery Lensegrav, Jaylie Beckman, Jayda Seim, Abby Thompson, Collin Grage, Maddie Hulm, Will Crabtree, Jarett Schuchard, Rawlin Smith, Cohen Palmer, Talon Lundberg.
Recent graduate Bethany LaDue, middle child of Kent and Janet LaDue, has been a busy girl during her four years of high school at Sunshine Bible Academy, Miller, SD. Bethany was a three-sport athlete –volleyball, basketball and track; a stand-out in the music program, a student council member, class officer and a homecoming queen candidate. Her awards and accomplishments are impressive. She was academic all-state in both volleyball and track. She was an all-conference pick in volleyball and earned Sunshine’s prestigious MVP Gold and Crimson award. She was a state qualifier in track. Bethany was the school’s female vocalist of the year and participated in all-state chorus, a ladies ensemble and a small vocal ensemble. Scholastically, she ranked 3rd of 20 seniors with her 3.9 GPA. In an academic challenge, she placed first in the grammar division. Born on Feb. 9, 1994, Bethany grew up on the family’s ranch, south of Meadow, with her siblings, Brittney, now 21, and Brian, 16. She attended Bison school through the 6th grade, completed a home school DVD program for Jr. High and enrolled at Sunshine Bible Academy for her freshman year. She has enjoyed her time there. “I have the best class ever,” she said. Her class recently went on a week-long senior trip to New Tribe Mission in Missouri. Bethany has also participated in several “Servant Days” – to Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Wanblee – where she has worked in soup kitchens and food pantries. She has been active in both worship team and a ministry team. The latter traveled across the state, performing skits and music at various churches, including Bethany’s home church, Grace Baptist in Bison. Last summer, she was part of a school group - “Youth for Christ” - that went to Honduras for 10 days. While there they hosted Vacation Bible School and a camp for children and worked on a bathroom facility. The spiritual walk that Bethany’s taken while at Sunshine is “shaping me into who I am,” she said. “I’m really blessed to have gotten to go there.” In the fall, Bethany is off to Omaha where she is enrolled at Grace University. Her plans are to major in general psychology and, later, to possibly work towards a Master’s Degree.
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DATE: May 14, 2012 TIME HELD: 7:00 p.m. KIND OF MEETING: Regular WHERE HELD: Boardroom MEMBERS PRESENT: Arneson, Beckman, Besler, Kvale, Hershey MEMBERS ABSENT: None OFFICERS AND OTHERS PRESENT: Supt. Kraemer, Business Manager Crow, Assistant Business Manager Johnson, Beth Hulm (press), and numerous staff, parents , and community members. CHAIRMAN KVALE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER WITH A CALL FOR THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
Guidance-$336.58; Library-$3,345.08; Network-$174.00; Supt-$5,291.67; Secretaries$3,639.81; Fiscal-$2,455.65; Custodial-$3,678.23; Route Driver$215.62; Early Retirement-1,271.37; Co-curricular-$6,561.77; Special Ed$9,396.88; School Lunch-$3,229.50 DELEGATIONS None.
123. Motion by Hershey to allow Supt. Kraemer to make the candidate selection for Bison School’s ballot. Hershey then, withdrew his motion. 124. Motion by Arneson, second by Besler to vote for Jason Uttermark for SDHSAA delegate. Motion carried.
NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT 117. Motion by Beckman, second by Besler to ratify the negotiated agreement with the teachers for the 20122013 school year. Motion carried. STUDENT PRESENTATIONS OF CAPSTONE PROJECTS Tanner Besler and Roy Goddard presented a summary of their experiences and knowledge gained through their respective Senior Capstone projects.
SDHSAA AMENDMENT BALLOT 125. Motion by Besler, second by Arneson to vote in favor of Amendment 1, regarding athletic eligibility of open-enrolled students. Motion carried.
BUDGET Business Manager Crow presented a preliminary budget for the Board’s review. 126. Motion by Hershey, second by Arneson to set the budget hearing for July 9, 2012 at 8:00 p.m., during the July Board Meeting. Motion carried. BENTLEY BUILDING LEASE 127. Motion by Besler, second by Beckman to approve the Bentley Building lease in the amount of $2500 for the 2011-2012 school year. Motion carried.
CONSENT AGENDA 115. Motion by Arneson, second by Beckman to approve the consent agenda with the following additions: Add 6a Student Presentations of Capstone Projects, 7a. Sports Scheduling, 8a. Wrestling Co-op, 9a. Workmen’s Compensation Contract, and 9b. Property/Liability Insurance, and to approve the financial reports and the minutes of the April 9, 2012 Regular Meeting. Motion carried. APPROVAL OF CLAIMS 116. Motion by Besler second by Arneson to approve the claims listed below. Motion carried.A & B BUSINESS, SUPPLIES, 153.69; PAUL ADCOCK, MILEAGE, 599.40; ADVANCE PAYMENTS, MONTHLY REIMBURSEMENT, 1200.33; API INC, AWARDS, 49.20; AWARD EMBLEM, AWARDS,
ELEMENTARY TEACHERSREADING CURRICULUM Several elementary teachers were present to discuss a new reading curriculum that they would like the Bison School to purchase and implement. SPORTS SCHEDULING AD Engle was present to discuss upcoming changes to the sports schedules. North Dakota has made changes to their program, making us unable to schedule games with North Dakota schools.
BISON FOOD STORE, FOOD/SUPPLIES, 82.41; CASS CLAY CREAMERY, FOOD, 764.00; CHILD & ADULT NUTRITION, FOOD, 138.62; SYSCO FOOD SERVICES OF ND, FOOD/SUPPLIES, 1054.88 TOTAL SCHOOL LUNCH $2,039.91 To t a l Payroll for Apr -$86,110.57; Elementary-$21,507.96; Jr High-$3,360.05; Secondary-$15,783.30; Title-$5,863.10;
BUS CONTRACT Gene Smith was not present to discuss the bus contract. It will be revisited at the June meeting.
TITLE I Roxie Seaman and Heidi Collins presented information on the Schoolwide Title program and also the Title I Consolidated Grant Application. WRESTLING PROGRAM The Lemmon School District has stipulated that in order for them to accept a wrestling co-op, the Bison School must adopt Lemmon’s policy of disallowing the participation of homeschooled students. 118. Motion by Besler, second by Arneson to withdraw from a wrestling co-op with Lemmon for the 2012-2013 school year . Motion carried.
SOUTH DAKOTA RETIREMENT BALLOT 129. Motion by Arneson, second by Hershey to cast vote for Dave Merrill for SDRS Board of Trustees. Motion carried.
CANVASS THE ELECTION 128. Motion by Arneson, second by Beckman to canvass the results of the April 10, 2012 school election. Marcie Kari 233 votes, TW Schalesky 37 votes; Angela Thompson 208 votes, Tonya Collins 61 votes. Motion carried.
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LETTER OF RESIGNATION 130. Motion by Beckman, second by Besler to approve the letter of resignation from Nancy Reimer as High School English and Business teacher. Motion carried. EXECUTIVE SESSION 131. Motion by Beckman, second by Besler to enter Executive Session to discuss personnel. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting in Executive Session at 10:15 p.m. At 10:35 p.m. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting back in Regular Session.
CLASSIFIED STAFF Heidi Collins, representing the noncertified staff, requested an executive session with the board. 119. Motion by Beckman, second by Besler to enter executive session to discuss personnel. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting in Executive Session at 8:10 p.m. At 9:00 p.m. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting back in Regular Session. 120. Motion by Hershey, second by Arneson to approve a $.40 per hour increase for the non-certified staff, and also to grant non-certified staff up to five paid inclement weather days to be used for weather-related school cancellations. Motion carried. WORKMEN’S COMPENSATION CONTRACT 121. Motion by Beckman, second by Arneson to approve the Workmen’s Compensation contract with ASBSD. Motion carried.
NWAS EDUCATION CO-OP REPORT Dan Beckman gave a brief report on the NWAS monthly meeting.
APPROVE PROPERTY INSURANCE CONTRACT 122. Motion by Hershey, second by Besler to approve the property and casualty insurance contract with ASBSD. Motion carried.
SUPERINTENDENT’S NOTES The last day of school will be May 17, 2012. Dismissal will be at 11:00 a.m. Graduation will be May 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Mr. Kraemer would like the board to approve an agreement with ESA 5 for Common Core Content training. Mr. Kraemer sought approval to hire Pat Sigler to draw plans for a new shop building The May 2012 Board Report from ASBSD was distributed, as well as a schedule for the ASBSD/SASD Joint Convention ADJOURNMENT 132. Motion by Arneson, second by Besler to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale adjourned the meeting at 11:00 p.m. ` Daniel Kvale, Chairman Colette Johnson Asst. Bus. Mgr. [Published May 31, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $110.47.]
EXPANSION OF MUSIC PROGRAM Darren Jackson presented two different proposals for expanding the music program. No formal action taken. SDHSAA ELECTION
Cash on Hand 04-1-12 Invested in Securities Receipts: Local Sources Interest Taxes Misc GENERAL FUND $14,719.08 733,976.77 196.70 44,609.25 611.40 42,111.00 87,518.35 104,95 13,369.17 $717,890.65 CAP OUTLAY 5370.72 456,259.40 91.72 21,072.75
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PENSION 63,688.63 3160.39 T&A 36,577.52
SPEC ED 4551.62 22,438.72 116.00 14,753.25
State Sources State Aid Total Receipt Total Disbursements Cash on Hand 04-30-12 Invested in Securities IMPACT AID FUND Receipts Transfers Out Ending Balance
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Perkins County, South Dakota, Is the lawful holder of the tax sale certificate to the property described as: 3689.09 4500.33 $35,775,28
Notice to Creditors of Informal Probate and Appointment of Personal Representative
SCHOOL LUNCH FUND Receipts Disbursements Ending
$56,419.41 0.00 0.00 $56,419.41 $6884.23 6140.85 7208.13 $4816.95
21,164.47 4.382907.00 5463.72 $474,423.87
8975.72 15,111.93 4501.33 $22,246.33
3160.39 $66,849.02
Lemmon’s Original Blk 13, Lots 14 & 15, City of Lemmon, Perkins County, South Dakota, Owner – Karen Olson, Certificate #63, which was sold at tax sale on December 15, 2008 to Perkins County, South Dakota; and Milwaukee Land Co 1st Addition, Blk 30, Lot 4, City of Lemmon, Perkins County, South Dakota, Owner – Samuel Paulson, Certificate #64 which was sold at tax sale on December 15, 2008 to Perkins County, South Dakota; and Milwaukee Land Co 2nd Addition, Blk 33, Lot 4, Perkins County, South Dakota, Owner – Roger & Barbara Heupel, Certificate #23 which was sold at tax sale on December 15, 2008 to Perkins County, South Dakota; and
TRUST & AGENCY Receipts Student Council/Fundraiser 140.00 Thespians/T-Shirts 236.87 Gen. Fund/Advance Payment Reimb.2559.91 FCCLA/Fees 96.00 Yearbook/Ad and Annual Sales 240.00 Thespians/T-Shirts 66.00 FFA/Unused Cash from Convention52.69 Special Clearings/Field Trip 130.00 Yearbook/Annual Sales 175.00 Dacotah Bank/Interest 1.62 Disbursements SD FFA/Mtg. Registration 596.00 SD FFA/Membership 45.00 Elks Golf Course/Entry Fee 80.00 Mobridge School/Entry Fee 100.00 296.00 Best Western Ramkota/Rooms 26.71 Connie Aaker/Prom Supplies 8.40 Connie Aaker/Prom Supplies Wall Golf Course/Entry Fee 50.00 SD FFA/Meal Banquet Tickets 60.00 Petty Cash/FFA Convention 550.00 Belle Fourche School/Entry Fee 80.00 Bowman Co School/Entry Fee 125.00 Marci Sandgren/Supplies 7.99 Marci Sandgren/Supplies 25.00 Pepsi-Cola/Supplies 167.10 JD Ryen/Bus Driving 704.00 Petty Cash/Postage 61.33 Lemmon School/Entry Fee 230.00 Lake Wagoner Golf Course/Entry Fee40.00 Harding Co School/Bus Use 50.00 JD Ryen/Meals FFA Trip 51.00 Christi Ryen/Meals FFA Trip 51.00 Pepsi Cola/Supplies 401.80 Dupree School/Spelling Bee 51.00 Bowman Co School/Entry Fee 125.00 Dupree School/Spelling Bee 3.00 Lead Educ. Field Trips/Field Trip 260.00 Grand Electric/Add’l Premium 52.00 Lemmon Golf Course/Entry Fee 70.00 Lemmon School/Entry Fee 115.00 Bison School Lunch/Kdg Roundup18.00
Reno’s Addition Blk 5 Lots 7-8-9, City of Lemmon, Perkins County, South Dakota, Owner – Michael Kotthoff & Connie McMurtry, Certificate #53 which was sold at tax sale on December 15, 2008 to Perkins County, South Dakota; and Part of SWNW, S29-T14-R13, Bixby Township, Perkins County, South Dakota, Owner – Lloyd & Josephine Rogers, Certificate #66 which was sold at tax sale on December 15, 2008 to Perkins County, South Dakota.
In the matter of the ) Estate of ) ELAINE M. WILSON, ) Deceased ) Notice is hereby given that on April 24, 2012, Daniel D. Wilson of New Hope, minnesota, was appointed as personal representative of the Estate of Elaine M. Wilson, Deceased. Creditors of decedent must file their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or their claims may be barred. Claims may be filed with the personal representative or may be filed with the clerk of courts, with a copy of the claim mailed to the personal representative. Dated this 1st day of May, 2012. /s/Daniel D. Wilson Daniel D. Wilson 7613 Angeline Drive New Hope, MN 55428
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NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the right to redemption will expire and a deed for the above described real property will be made upon the expiration of sixty (60) days from the completed service of this Notice unless the property be redeemed as permitted by law. Dated this 24th day of May, 2012. PERKINS DAKOTA COUNTY, SOUTH
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BY: /s/Sylvia Chapman Sylvia Chapman, Perkins County Finance Officer
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The LIVE Center, Inc. dba Arrow Public Transit, intends to apply for funds under Section 5311 of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act for the continued operation of a public transportation project within the City of Lemmon, which lies within Perkins County of South Dakota; for the City of Bison, which lies in Perkins County of South Dakota; for the City of Faith, which lies within Meade County of South Dakota. This notice offers the opportunity for a public hearing, submittal of service proposals or comments regarding the project. Interested public or private transit or paratransit providers are invited to comment on this proposal or submit proposals to provide service. Requests for a public hearing, comments or requests for a copy of the LIVE Center, Inc. dba Arrow Public Transit proposal should be directed to LIVE Center, Inc. dba Arrow Public Transit, 111 4th St W., PO Box 59, Lemmon, South Dakota 57638, by July 1, 2012. [Published June 7 and June 14, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $21.46.]
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APPROPRIATIONS Instruction 1100 Regular Programs 1110 Elementary 1120 Junior High 1130 High School 1200 Special Programs GENERAL FUND
2012 - 2013 Bison School District Budget
$354,500.00 $63,400.00 $280,300.00
$16,500.00 $0.00 $7,000.00 $500.00
$15,000.00 $3,000.00 $11,000.00
1221 Mild/Moderate Disabilities 1222 Severe Disabilities 1226 Early Childhood 1227 Prolonged 1270 Title TOTAL INSTRUCTION Support Services 2120 Guidance
$85,248.00 $783,448.00 $24,000.00
$47,500.00 $138,000.00 $13,000.00 $0.00
2100 Support Services 2130 Health Services
$8,800.00 $400.00 $7,500.00 $13,000.00 $26,500.00
2140 Psychological 2150 Speech Programs 2170 Occupational Programs 2200 Support Services 2210 Improve of Instruction 2220 Educational Media 2227 Tech in School 2300 General Support
$53,250.00 $9,200.00
2310 Board of Education
2320 Executive Admin 2400 Support Services 2410 Principal 2490 Medicaid Fee 2500 Support/Business 2520 Fiscal Services 2530 Facilities 2540 Operation of Plant 2550 Pupil Transportation 2560 School Lunch 2700 Support/Spec Ed 6900 Co-Curricular TOTAL SUPPORT 6000 Co-curricular Activities 6100 Male Co-curricular 6200 Female Co-curricular 6500 Transportation 6900 Combined Activities TOTAL Co-curricular 7000 Contingencies 8100 Transfers Out
$63,800.00 $500.00
$26,050.00 $0.00 $205,000.00 $160,000.00 $11,000.00
$137,600.00 $75,000.00
$4,000.00 $2,700.00
$0.00 $3,400.00
$0.00 $517,440.00 $27,400.00 $29,600.00 $18,500.00 $40,000.00 $383,500.00 $50,400.00 $9,000.00 $72,100.00 $0.00
$15,000.00 $16,100.00
$0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00
1000 Revenue From Local Sources 1110 Ad Valorem Taxes 1140 Gross Receipts 1190 Penalties/Interest TOTAL TAXES 1510 Interest
$555,277.00 $80,000.00 $2,000.00 $637,277.00 $2,500.00 $2,500.00
$256,000.00 $256,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
$179,000.00 $179,000.00 $0.00 $0.00
$38,000.00 $38,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 continued on page 13
2012 - 2013 Bison School District Budget
continued from page 12 1700 Admissions TOTAL Co-curricular $9,500.00 $9,500.00 $0.00 $0.00
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$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
1610 Lunch Sales to Students 1620 Lunch Sales to Adults 1630 Other Sales TOTAL LUNCH SALES 1920 Contributions 1990 Other Revenues
$1,000.00 $4,500.00
$29,000.00 $5,000.00 $4,000.00
2110 County Apportionment 3110 Unrestricted Grants
$5,500.00 $8,000.00 $466,400.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
4120 Unrestricteded Federal Grants 4150 Restricted Federal Grants TOTAL FEDERAL GRANTS TOTAL REVENUE 4210 Revenue in Lieu of Taxes 4810 Federal Reimbursement
$116,938.00 $40,000.00 $0.00 $40,000.00
$15,700.00 $101,238.00
$15,000.00 $15,000.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00
$18,000.00 $18,000.00
$15,000.00 $146,373.00
$0.00 $0.00
$16,100.00 $0.00 $0.00
$0.00 $0.00
[Published June 7, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $416.63.]
The Town Board of Bison will be accepting bids until 7:45 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2012 for mowing of 60 acres, more or less, of hay surrounding the runway at Bison Municipal Airport. The hay must be mowed, baled and moved, or lined up along the fence. The bids will be publicly opened and read at Bison City Hall on June 11, 2012 at 7:45 p.m. Send or deliver bids to: Town of Bison, PO Box 910, 309 1st Ave. W., Bison, SD 57620. Mark the envelope Airport Hay Bid #1.
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THE ASSOCIATED SCHOOL BOARDS of South Dakota is seeking an energetic, talented individual to serve as the Director of Communications. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. Experience working with school boards, media contacts, publishing and webpages are preferred. Closing date June 15, 2012. Application info is available at www.asbsd.org/jobs. THE CITY OF FREEMAN is taking applications for a full-time Police Chief. Contact Freeman City Hall, ATTN City Administrator Dennis Nelsen, P.O. Box 178, Freeman, SD 57029 or call 605-925-7127. Position open until filled.
McLaughlin School District #15-2. Send resume and application (available at www.mclaughlin.k12.sd.us) to Keith McVay, PO Box 880, McLaughlin, SD 57642. Open until filled. THE SISSETON SCHOOL DISTRICT has an opening for an Activities Director. Job description can be obtained by contacting the business office. Send a LOA, resume and credentials to Dr. Stephen Schulte at 516 8th Ave. West, Sisseton, SD 57262. Closed: 6/15/12. EOE. WANTED: SERVICE TECHNICIANS at a stable dealership with three locations in South Dakota and four locations in Nebraska. Excellent benefit package. A/C service departments. Wages DOE. For locations and phone numbers check our website: www.grossenburg.com. SEEKING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for the United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton. For information and application go to www.yanktonunitedway.org. OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
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For Sale: 3 bdr/2 bath ranch style house. Finished basement, newly renovated and guaranteed waterproof. Includes extra lot, 4 car garage and one room school house. Call 244-7536 if interested. B50-tfn Wanted Wanted: Old Comic Books that originally sold for 10 - 12¢ each when new. Good cash buyer Tim 303-517-9875 (Colorado). P-2tp For Rent For rent: Homestead Heights located in Bison, S.D., has a one and two bedroom apartment available. Homestead Heights is a low-income elderly and disabled Section 8 HUD (Housing and Urban Development) housing facility. We are smoke free. Energy Assistance is available for those who qualify. Utilities are included in the rent. Homestead Heights is an equal housing opportunity. For more information, please call (605) 244-5473. B14-tfn Services Cleaning Services, various hours available. References upon request. Please call Karin @ 244-7799 or 406581-1108. B30-tfn
For all your Watkins needs call Dawn Harris at home 605-374-3673 or Cell 605-484-2610. B51-1tc Employment Center-Based Teacher/Home Visitor: TREC/Badlands Head Start Prenatal to Five is seeking a high energy, selfmotivated and professional individual to work as a Teacher/Home Visitor in Bison, South Dakota. This individual will be working with young children (ages 3-5) and their families. Strong communication skills, experience working with families, and a valid driver’s license are required. Head Start experience is preferred. Due to Head Start mandates a minimum of an AA in Early Childhood or an Associate Degree in a related field and coursework equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education, with experience teaching preschool-age children is required. This is a 40 hour per week, 38 weeks per year position. We provide a competitive salary and benefit package. Salary DOE. For more information and an application, please call 605-723-8837. Position open until 6/25/12 or until filled. B51-3tc
CONTRACT SALESPERSONS sell aerial photography of farms, commission basis, $7,000-$10,000/month. Proven product and earnings, Travel required. More info at msphotosd.com or call 605-882-3566. MEDICAL OFFICE TRAINEES NEEDED! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant at SC Training! No experience needed! Job placement after online training! HS diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! 1-888-926-7884. CITY ADMINISTRATOR - Harrisburg,SD: BA Degree required; Salary up to $80,000.00 - Job Description available at www.harrisburgsd.gov . Submit resume to contact@harrisburgsd.gov . Deadline to apply is 06/22/12. EMPLOYMENT EDUCATION
EXPERIENCED CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION Field Supervisor needed. Based out of Dell Rapids, SD. Excellent pay and benefits. Call Buskerud Construction at 605-428-5483. Equal Opportunity Employer.
FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE/CUSTODIAN~Alexander Public School Maintain building and grounds, cleaning, minor building repairs, general painting, basic plumbing and electrical, and lawn care. Salary $18 per hour, $5460 benefit. Successful applicants must pass a background check. Submit a letter of application and resume to: Mike Klabo, PO Box 66, Alexander, ND 58831, or call (701) 8283334. 7-12 TECHNICAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR, Alexander Public School - Teach vocational subjects. Specific areas: Welding, Carpentry, Automotive, Diesel, or Agriculture. Please send an application letter, resume and transcripts to: Mike Klabo, PO Box 66, Alexander, ND 58831, ND Teaching License, Housing available, Competitive wages.
DRIVERS - $1000 SIGN-ON BONUS. *HOME WEEKLY *Must be Canadian eligible. *2500+ miles weekly *$0.42 for all Canadian miles *$50 border crossing pay *95% no tarp (888) 6915705.
ADVERTISE YOUR DRIVER jobs in 130 S.D. newspapers for only $150. Your 25-word classified ad will reach more than 700,000 readers. Call Cherie Jensen at the S.D. Newspaper Association, 1-800-658-3697 or your local newspaper for more information. Enter to win $4,000 in gasoline! Take our survey at www.paper.net and tell us about your media usage and shopping plans. Your input will help this paper help local businesses. Thank you! BUYING ANTLERS UP to 7.50 per lb. brown elk, 6.00 per lb. brown deer. Will be buying porcupines again this fall. Phone 605-517-0397 or clawantlerhide@hotmail.com. WANTED TO BUY VEHICLES FOR SALE
CUSTER REGIONAL SENIOR CARE, Custer Regional Hospital and Custer Clinic are accepting applications for dedicated, caring staff to join our team. We have full and part time RN, LPN and Aide positions available. We offer excellent benefits and competitive wages. For more information please call 605-673-2229 ext. 110 or log onto
COUNTY HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT - Huron, SD. Job description available at www.beadle.sdcounties.org. Deadline to apply is 6-15-12. Submit resume with salary expectations to auditor@beadlesd.org.
Dr. Jason M. Hafner Dr. David J. Prosser
Every 1st Wed. of the month Every 3rd Wed. of the month
Buffalo Clinic
Faith Clinic
I also want to thank everyone who voted for me on the Rising Star of the West. For all the votes and positive feedback every one was so wonderful and supportive of me. I appreciate you all. Thank you so much. I placed 2nd with a scholarship of $2000 It was a wonderful experience.I would like to specially thank Kevin Weishaar for helping me with the demo CD that placed me in the top 20. Thank you every one for all your votes. Jessica Johnson
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AARP South Dakota Hosts Community Conversation on Health and Retirement Security Event in Bison part of a 66 county statewide listening tour
AARP South Dakota is holding a state-wide, county-by-county conversation about strengthening health and retirement security called 'You've Earned a Say’. Through ‘You’ve Earned a Say’, AARP is taking the debate about Medicare and Social Security out from behind closed doors in Washington and making sure South Dakotans are part of a broader national conversation to have a voice in the discussion about their future. As part of its statewide listening tour, AARP South Dakota will host an event in Bison, Wednesday, June 13, from Noon-1:00 pm at Mom’s Cafe. Lunch will be provided by AARP South Dakota. This community conversation is open to the public and individuals of all ages are encouraged to attend and AARP membership is not required. There is no cost to attend. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation to support local hunger efforts. Registration is required. To register, call 1-877-9268300. Additional sessions will be held in Murdo, Belle Fourche, Buffalo, Dupree, and Philip June 12-14. Throughout the summer the ‘You've Earned a Say’ van will stop for listening sessions in all 66 counties in South Dakota, with the final session at the South Dakota State Fair on August 30. Attendees will have an opportunity to fill out questionnaires about Medicare and Social Security and join a discussion about the future of these programs. “Medicare and Social Security are the foundation of health and retirement security for so many South Dakotans,” said Sarah Jennings, state director for AARP South Dakota. “They’ve paid into these programs over a lifetime of work, they’ve earned these benefits, they’re counting on them, and they should be part of the conversation on how to protect and strengthen Medicare and Social Security. We’re committed to making You’ve Earned a Say an inclusive conversation with our members and adults of all ages.” For details and information visit www.aarp.org/sd.
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June 4 - August 25 •Canning supplies including jars, lids, etc. •Pet supplies including various dog and cat foods •Farm and ranch supplies
Blue Ribbon Sale

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