Bison Courier, March 14, 2013

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Volume 30 Number 39 March 14, 2013
Includes Tax
Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429 Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198
Bison Courier
Some board members felt if the town got water and sewer to the street, the developer is responsible for sewer and water from there. The board felt that they need to do some research on this issue. Brosz Engineering will be contacted to come and check elevations in that area and to see what is the best route and give estimates to possibly do this. the Finks would like to get started as soon as possible. The board voted to proceed with the storm sewer project, with the stipulation that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources approve the final plans from KBM. The board hopes to let bids in April. The board also amended a resolution to say water reconnect fees of $75.00 regardless of the reason the water was disconnected. A motion was made to approve and publish the annual report. The First Presbyterian Church presented a letter stating that they are going to remove a piece of asphalt and replace it with concrete. Board members have received several phone calls about dogs roaming around town and being a nuisance, there was some discussion on how to handle this problem. March 18 at 7 p.m. is the date and time for the Equalization Meeting. Appeals have to be made by March 14th. The next meeting will be Wednesday, April 10th at 7 p.m.
Water and Sewer are discussed by Town Board
All trustees were present at the Monday evening town board meeting. Trent Fink appeared before the board, he is considering purchasing some undeveloped property in Bison for his A+ Repair business, he would be putting up a 40x80 heated shop. The property is located north of Kolb Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. He was asking for sewer and water to that property, it would take roughly 800 feet of sewer and 750 feet of water lines to get to the property. Richard Seidel was also present and wondered about getting sewer and water to his recently purchased property, that has 50 lots platted on it. There also needs to be a manhole put in on 5th Avenue.
Bison senior is second Rising Star of the West finalist
School Board has many decisions to make about a new school
All five school board members were in attendance when the Bison School Board met Monday night for their regular monthly session to conduct necessary business. The first item of discussion was am update report from the building committee. Marcie BrownleeKari spoke about her tour through the Harding County Public School and the Faith Public School. Harding County had an adequate amount of money to build a new school with the help of 20% mineral severance money. the Faith School has less room than the Harding County School but seemed “appropriate” to Kari. However, neither school has a shop. Patrons Todd Goddard and Fritz Johnson were also present to add their opinions to the discussion. “Why do you consider building a new school?” asked Goddard. “Fix what needs to be done.” Johnson remarked that buildings can last a long time if they are kept up. “Taxes, drought and the number of students in future years are also considerations to think about. I don’t see many farms in our county where young children live, “ commented Johnson. He suggested keeping the present school going as long as possible. Drought is a major concern because it effects the economy. “I don’t think we need to build a new school,” said Goddard. He is for maintaining the present facility. Board member Angie Thompson remarked that the community must agree to build a new school or otherwise it will not happen. The board agreed that another public meeting needs to be held. Constantly there are new issues to face such as heating problems, handicapped accessible requirements, campus security, a new roof for the shop plus the usual upkeep. Board member Eric Arneson suggested that the board inform the public about what we have, what we need and what we can afford. Watch the Bison Courier for more information on this issue. A
public meeting will probably be held in April. April 9 is the date set for the School-City Election. Those running for two positions are Dan Kvale, Dan Beckman and Chris Seidel. Be sure to make your opinion known by voting. Three resignations were accepted. Christi Ryen resigned her position as assistant volleyball coach. In her letter read by Superintendent Kraemer she expressed her desire to dedicate more time to her family. Beau Chapman also resigned as head football coach because he desires to spend more time in his chosen profession, the sheep industry. A third resignation came from Joy Worm, the high school secretary. For the past 43 years she has held this position and will work until June 30. She also offered to train the new secretary in July and August. We will miss you, Joy. Thanks for your faithful service. continued on page 2
Bison High School senior Shaley Lensegrav is the fourth finalist in KEVN Black Hills FOX’s Rising Star of the West scholarship contest. Lensegrav competed with four other outstanding Black Hills High School students the week of February 25th on Black Hills FOX News at 9:00. Lensegrav’s commentary on the Future Farmers of America was rated the best of the week by a combination of viewers on HYPERLINK "http://www.blackhills-
fox.com" www.blackhillsfox.com and a Black Hills FOX panel of judges. McKee joins Belle Fourche senior Zac Christy, Wall senior Ryder Wilson and homeschool senior Rae McKee in this year’s finals. She will now be back on the air in April and May, competing with the other three finalists for a total of $7,500 in scholarship money from Black Hills FOX and First Western Bank. The winner will receive a $4,000 scholarship.
South Dakota American Legion district meeting
The annual District 1 Spring Meeting of the South Dakota American Legion will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013 in Sturgis for Legionnaires from Butte, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Corson, Dewey, Perkins and Ziebach counties. The Legion business session will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Sturgis Vets Club. There will be a social at 11:00 a.m. followed by lunch at 12:00 noon. Participants will elect District Commanders for 2 year terms and County Commanders and Vice Commanders in the District for one-year terms during the business meeting. The session will also feature Post reports regarding the past year’s unusual activities, Post Americanism reports, a membership turn-in, recognition of the District 1 Legionnaire of the Year and an address by State American Legion Commander Byron Callies of Watertown. Outgoing District 1 Commander Duane Riedlinger of Summerset will conduct the Legion business session. Sturgis Post Commander Darrel Barry will be in charge of local arrangements. The District 1 Auxiliary will hold its meeting at 1 p.m. at the Sturgis Vets Club.
Rebecca Bingaman in concert Friday, March 15th, 7 p.m. at the Grand Electric Social Room. All
Hurry & Hustle Luncheon Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Bison Legion 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., soups , pie & desserts.
are welcome!
60th Wedding Anniversary Celebration for Nels & Angie Easterby, pastors at the Coal Springs Community Church, on March 17th. There will be a potluck dinner at the church fel-
Highlights & Happenings
lowship hall at 12:30. cake and ice cream at 1:00. Everyone is welcome! The Bison Community Improvement Assn will be meeting on Thursday, March 18,at 5:30 pm at the Community Center in
Bison. All Board Members and the officers of the organizations in the Assn. are kindly asked to attend. Other members are also welcome. Members, this is YOUR Association. Please make plans to attend.
Arrow Transit provides trans-
portation for appointments, shopping and more. Rapid city trips are 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday for $30.00. Lemmon to Bismarck trips are 2nd Wednesday and 4th thursday for $25.00. lemmon to Dickinson 1st Wednesday for $20.00. Call for information 374-3189.
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Blizzard conditions and an E-Cab in Bison last week
Alcoholics Anonymous is meeting weekly in Bison. The group meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the basement of the Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome. Please note: Due to a church event, there will be no meeting on Thursday, March 21st. Rebecca Bingaman in concert Friday, March 15th, 7 p.m. at the Grand Electric Social Room. All are welcome!
60th Wedding Anniversary Celebration for Nels & Angie Easterby, pastors at the Coal Springs Community Church, on March 17th. There will be a potluck dinner at the church fellowship hall at 12:30. cake and ice cream at 1:00. Everyone is welcome! Sunday • March 17 • St. Patrick’s Day
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This E-cab taxi was in Bison on Monday afternoon, they were overheard saying that they had 1200 miles to go!
School Board
continued from page 1 Fourteen applications have been received for the Superintendent position at this time. Two board members, two teachers and the Business Manager will review the
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Thursday, March 14
St Patricks Day lunch Corned beef & cabbage pistachio salad dinner roll leprechaun cookie
applications and choose the top five to be interviewed. Interviews will be conducted soon. Three contracts were also approved. Jeffrey Johnson was hired to be the head golf coach. Golf practice will begin March 18 so the time is near. Colette Johnson was hired as the assistant Business Manager. Once again Bonnie Crow was hired to be the Business Manager. Chairman Dan Kvale had a question for the Board. Should the board consider buying a house or trailers for teachers to live in? Would housing provision be an incentive for prospective teachers to teach in Bison? The Board will ponder this idea and discuss it at a later date. A number of patrons met in Ex-
ecutive Session with the Board for one hour concerning a school personnel issue at the beginning of the meeting. Superintendent Kraemer reported that the school now has 146 students because some new students have recently enrolled. He also reported that a DVD will be purchased to train employees on how to handle a school crisis. In other action: The school calendar for the 2013 - 2014 school year was approved after making a few changes. Dan Kvale was appointed to attend the local equalization meeting at city Hall this month. Hausauer Seamless Siding of Lemmon will soon be installing gutters and downspouts where they are needed at the school.
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A heart-healthy you!
Every year, heart disease takes the lives of more than half a million Americans. It remains the leading cause of death in the United States. The truth is, many deaths are preventable by living a healthy lifestyle, says Suzanne Stluka, SDSU Extension Food & Families Program Director. Stluka outlines five steps we can take to achieve a healthy heart. Eat a heart-healthy diet "Choose food options that can help avoid heart disease and its complications," Stluka said. She encourages readers to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and seek out foods that include antioxidants, lean proteins, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids to help maintain a healthy weight and keep lipid levels in check for better heart health. Heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids are a great source of lean protein. Omega-3 fatty acids can help lower your bad cholesterol and increase your good cholesterol. The American Heart Association recommends fish like salmon, tuna and halibut at least two times per week. Reach for other lean protein sources, such as poultry with the skin removed, pork tenderloin, top sirloin and lean ground meats. Dried beans are a great meat substitute. They are non-fat, high protein and fiber-rich. Saturated and trans fats boost blood cholesterol levels. Substitute foods high in unsaturated fats for those higher in solid fats. Saturated fats include fatty meat, poultry skin, bacon, butter, cheese, whole milk), while trans fats are stick margarine and packaged foods with partially hydrogenated oils. Seek foods that are packed with antioxidants. Antioxidants help remove free radicals that can cause damage to heart cells. Foods high in antioxidants include blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and spinach. The grains in whole-wheat breads and other whole grain products are great heart-healthy foods. These whole grains reduce the bad cholesterol (LDLs) and add an important source of fiber. Since fiber fills you up and slows down digestion, it is important for maintaining a healthy weight. Opt for wholewheat pasta, brown rice or whole grain cereals. Reduce your salt intake. Too much salt is a major cause of high blood pressure and heart disease. Try using fresh herbs and a little touch of lemon juice to flavor your foods in place of salt. Use fresh or frozen vegetables in place of canned vegetables. Seek low-sodium versions of canned soups. Limit your use of processed meats. Maintain a healthy weight "Being overweight or obese can increase your risk for heart disease," she says. To determine whether your weight is in a healthy range, Stluka says readers can calculate their body mass index (BMI) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent Assessing Your Weight web site, http://www.cdc.gov/ healthyweight/assessing/index.html. Exercise regularly "Physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight and lower cholesterol and blood pressure," Stluka said. It is recommended that adults should engage in moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. Don't smoke "Cigarette smoking increases one's risk for heart disease," she said. "If you don't smoke, don't start. If you do smoke, quitting will lower your risk for heart disease." She adds that your doctor may also suggest ways to help you quit. Limit alcohol use. Avoid drinking too much alcohol which can cause blood pressure to rise.
Town and Country plans Community Coffee Break during SDCFEL week
Plans are underway for Town and Country CFEL club to host a free Community Coffee Break during their annual state CFEL week in early May. The event draws attention to the organization and awareness to its role in the community. The SDCFEL creed concludes with “to believe one’s community may become the best of communities and to cooperate with other for the common ends of a more abundant home and community life.” The exact date for the Community Coffee Break hasn’t been determined so watch this newspaper for details. A committee consisting of Carolyn Hendricks, Vera Kraemer and Sara Weishaar will share details soon. There were several other community outreach programs discussed at last month’s regular meeting. Members recognize the importance of and want to encourage the continuance of the local high school Post Prom party. They made a monetary donation towards the upcoming April 6 event. Some members also selected new people in the community, who they will be “Secret Friends” with during the next year, sending an occasional anonymous gift and/or card to brighten somebody’s day. The recipients will be invited to a Valentine Tea next February where all of the secrets will be revealed. Hendricks also encouraged individual members to participate in the South Dakota Wheat Commission’s Bake and Take Day on March 23. Information is available on the Wheat Commission’s website. Coming up on Town and Country’s calendar of events is the annual Spring Council/Area I meeting on Saturday morning, April 27. The state chairwoman and the new chairwoman-elect will be in town to attend it. Some members are once again participating in the statewide literacy program. They submitted a list of books and periodicals that they’ve read during the past year and will be awarded certificates at the next state meeting. Town and Country’s most recent monthly meeting was held on Feb. 28 in the Grand Electric Social Room. Weishaar was the hostess. Her on-time hostess gift went to Mary Ellen Fried. After business was concluded, Weishaar offered a brief commentary about the importance of service animals for people who suffer from anxiety and stress. Not only do these animals give comfort, offer companionship and warn of impending dangers but, according to Weishaar, their presence has been proven to lower blood pressures in the humans whom they watch over. Anybody who would like information about becoming a member of Town and Country CFEL club should contact any of its members. Newcomers are always welcome!
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Guest Columnist
Cows with an Attitude Last year when #41 calved my husband said, “There’s your cow— remember her?” as the pickup puttered past the new pair. I looked at him blankly, trying to figure out what he was talking about; then he reminded me that she put both of us up on the fence during calving season the year before. I usually can’t remember calving details of every cow unless we’ve had a memorable relationship with them and even then I rarely remember them by their eartag numbers. Three years ago while trying to sort #41 and her new calf into a separate pen from the other cows in the barn, the cow tried to take us both. She calmed down some after we turned them out of the barn so we didn’t write her off just because she was overprotective. We gave her the benefit of the doubt instead. Last year she had a textbook calving outside, therefore we didn’t encounter any behavioral issues so we dismissed her belligerence as circumstantial. After three calving seasons of chances to prove temporary maternal instinct behavior, we now think otherwise. This year it’s become apparent that she’s developed a habitual bad attitude and has been nicknamed “Grumpy” regarding her moodiness. We’ve determined that her temper is going to stick…it just isn’t going to stick around here come sorting time in the fall. A few weeks ago my husband got her under the lean-to to calve on her own outside yet still be protected from the wind. When he checked later, she’d had the calf but it was kind of puny and lying flat. A calf lying flat is never a good sign. My husband managed to slide the little bugger under the panel away from Grumpy and put it in the calf warmer box. He gave it some electrolytes and a “Gene pill” (what we call a miracle pill that boosts calves’ energy and was introduced to us by a neighbor named Gene). Grumpy wasn’t cooperative in letting my husband and son milk her to help get the calf off to a good start with its first dose of mother’s milk in its belly. Turning the pair out didn’t seem to change #41’s at-
Amy Kirk is a ranch wife from Custer, South Dakota.
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titude either. She’s made it clear that she wouldn’t hesitate to try and take us. A guy hates to write off a good healthy mother cow, especially ones that clean right away (drops her placenta/cleaning soon after she calves—a sign of a healthy cow) but there comes a point when a cow’s unpleasant temperament overrides her positive attributes. Some cows may only get aggressive when they’ve calved and mellow out after some time has passed. Then there are cows like Grumpy, who develop a mean streak and stay that way. Most cattlemen will give every cow the chance to prove that her aggressiveness is just a temporary maternal instinct, at least until proven otherwise. Once it’s obvious that a 1200-1500 pound cow that can throw her head around like a wrecking ball is too dangerous for anybody to be around, then its time to cull her out of the herd. Grumpy won’t be with us next calving season but that’s alright. She’s given us the kind of memories that have been recorded in our calf record book history. No cows we have close encounters with are ever forgotten.
Already March! It seems just like yesterday we submitted our fall final article! Here it is spring soon upon us and time to think gardening! Did you spend the long winter nights planning your garden endeavors? No? Well, here is something to think about and plan. As you know the Master Gardeners sponsor a Pumpkin Fest in October which has a Heaviest Pumpkin contest. Now is the time to think about planting and pampering a pumpkin for the contest. So far the heaviest since the contest began is 84 pounds. Surely there is someone out there that can break that record! World record pumpkins tip the scales in the neighborhood of 1,800 pounds, of course that takes years of practice by the growers. Amazingly most of the seed for giant pumpkins is produced by Dill Pumpkin Farm, a family heirloom since 1870, located in Nova Scotia, Canada. The tricks of the trade are a carefully guarded secret with each grower having their own “formula”. Some of the tricks include starting the seed indoors by no later than the end of April and getting those transplants out between May 10 and May 15. Here this would entail a hot cap to protect it from those late frosts that can occur as late as the first week of June. Avid growers set aside at least 500 square feet of soil fortified
with an organic and steady diet of compost, compost tea and other secret home brews of nutrition for the pampered vine. Flowers are hand pollinated, as soon as a fruit has been set on the vines, all additional fruits are disposed of with all of the vines nutrients going to just the one pumpkin. The bearing vine is buried underground as it grows giving it additional roots to feed the one pumpkin. Suckers must be pruned as well. As the pumpkin grows above the protective leaves of the vine it is blanketed to protect it from sunburn, barricades are built to protect it from the wind. Pampered indeed! Those world record holding pumpkins can gain as much as 20 pounds in 24 hours at some point during their 130 day life span. Unbelievable! An 1800 pound pumpkin, assuming a 130 day growing season would have to gain an average of almost 14 pounds per day! Naturally the Master Gardeners do not expect to check in any 1800 pounders this October - but a 100 plus pounder certainly could be a possibility, maybe even several. So you pumpkin growers get busy, order your seed! The Master Gardeners are not eligible for a prize but may display a big pumpkin. When snow falls, nature listens. ~Antoinette van Kleeff Submitted by Karen Englehart, Master Gardener, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service
In a cartoon Charlie Brown is looking around in the church and says, “Where are all the hypocrites? I heard the church was full of hypocrites!” We laugh at that idea and yet there is a strong degree of truth in it. We are all hypocrites when we claim to live for the Lord and yet so often live for the things of this world. Our focus is too often not on the image of Christ but on the image of the dollar. Our churches are full of hypocrites – people who proclaim Jesus as the savior of the world and yet have a hard time living a life cantered on him. Most of the time we do not intentionally deny Christ but life in this world draws us away from the selflessness that is a God centered life. God knows are failings and our shortcomings. God knows that we so often yield to the temptations of this world. God knows our desire to live for him and at the same time our failure to do so.
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA Pastor Margie Hershey
Pastors Perspective
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Hugh “Gene” Escott
We come into the church as hypocrites – people desiring to live for God and failing to do so. We come because we have failed but want to try again to live as his children. Our gracious God loves us even when we fail to live for him. He welcomes everyone, perhaps especially the hypocrites.
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
Hugh “Gene” Escott, 74, of Faith SD passed away peacefully at his ranch, March 9, 2013. Gene was born in Faith, SD on January 4, 1939 to Hank and Mary Ellen (Heron) Escott, and came home to the dugout which they lived in until he was four. From the stories and the pictures he drew you can tell that his love for a good horse started young. His kids have heard many a story that centered on he and his brother Jerry and a horse, sometimes a good one and sometimes one that they had to break, which lead to his rodeo career which included bronc and bareback riding as well as being a pickup man for many rodeos. Gene attended school at the Arrowhead country school north of
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. Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.
Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
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Faith and once his older sister Mary Lou was in high school, he and Jerry boarded in town so they could attend school. Gene graduated from high school in 1957 and helped on the family ranch until he joined the Army in 1960. He and several others from Faith were activated during the Berlin Crisis and sent to Fort Lewis, Washington, but their unit was never shipped overseas. Gene served in the National Guard Unit #211 Engineering Company until 1966. He was always proud of serving his country. Gene married Patty Kelly in 1964 and to this union four children were born. Gene was very active in the horse world, first in the horse show area and then helping to start the “Diamond Classic” a race horse futurity. Gene developed quite a horse operation and put on an annual horse sale at the ranch for several years. Gene loved watching his horse and cattle genetics at work, he loved to research pedigrees and see what cross would be the most effective and he loved to teach this research to anyone that would listen. Gene was a consummate sportsman and loved watching all sporting events, and traveled many miles to watch his children and now grandchildren play basketball, football, wrestle, run track or rodeo. He loved all sporting events, but a good basketball game and a good bronc ride were his favorite things. He was a big community supporter belonging to the Faith Booster Club for many years and helped behind the scenes with the Faith Stock Show and Rodeo every year. Gene is survived by his children, Gnene (Clint) Fordyce, Faith, SD; Gnelle (Scott) Dauwen, Cambridge, NE; Kelly Escott( fiancé Peggy O’Sullivan) and Gzelle “Buffy” (Kevin)Groves, all of Faith, SD; and their children Garet and
Jozelle (fiancé BJ Humble) Fordyce, Thane (fiancé Emily Wicks), Chance and Duce Escott, Taylor and Rayce Dauwen, and Kailyn, Hugh, Harland and Kaycee Groves and great grandchildren, Toarin and Teedin Humble. He is also survived by his exwife, Patty Kelly, sister-in-law, Inez Jibben and brother-in-law, Teddy Imsland, numerous nieces, nephews and special cousins. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Hank and Mary Escott, 2 bothers Melvin Spencer and Jerry Escott, 5 sisters, Ella Shroeder, Ellen Reed, Arlene Ogdahl, Jennie Butts, and Mary Lou King, sister-in-law, Violette Spencer, and brothers-in-laws, Bennet Reed, George Ogdahl, Neal Crowley, Bob Butts, and Donn King. The Graveside Service for Gene will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Escott Ranch (19884 Arrowhead Road) 12 miles north of Faith, SD with Duane Vig, officiating. Burial will be in the Escott Family Cemetery with full military honors afforded by the Robert O’Shea American Legion Post #106 of Faith. Those attending the services will meet on the road by 2:00pm near the Escott Ranch and follow the horse drawn hearse to the burial site for the graveside service. Immediately following the Graveside Service, the Escott Family has invited all for a time of fellowship and luncheon at the Ranch House with special music by Butch Samuelson and Suzie Payne. Serving as casketbearers are his grandsons. The Visitation will be on Tuesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00pm at the Faith Area Memorial Chapel in Faith. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.funeralhomesofcaring.com.
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: Morristown - 4:45 p.m. Lemmon - 7:15 p.m., Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Bison - 11:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Reva • Sunday School 9:45, Worship Service - 11:00 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. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service -10:30 a.m.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
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.
Safe Haven
surround sound Lemmon 374-5107 8:00 p.m. nightly
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
March 15 - 17
PG-13 115 minutes
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Tiss Treib had lunch with Pastor Margie Hershey in Hettinger Monday. Tuesday afternoon coffee guests of Al and Tiss Treib were Thelma Sandgren; John and Shirley Johnson; Lester and Sharon Longwood; Linda Evridge and Gerald Therumann. Tiss Treib made a trip to Lemmon Wednesday. Al and Tiss Treib made a trip to Rapid City Friday. Albert Keller returned home from work Tuesday evening. Wednesday, Kellers went to Lemmon in the morning for errands. Ryan and Stephanie Archibald and Duane Harris were afternoon guests. Thursday, Kellers traveled to Faith to get taxes done then to Belle Fourche to pick up a '56 Ford Albert plans to restore, returning home that evening. Friday, Albert and Lil Albert traveled to Miles City, MT for the day.
Rosebud News ............................... Tiss Treib
Saturday, Bert and Pat Keller, Trail City, SD and Bailey and Gabe Keller, Timber Lake, SD, Randy and Tana Taylor, Baker, MT and Duane and Dawn Harris were dinner guests of the Albert Kellers. Sunday, Randy and Tana Taylor returned home and the Kellers traveled to Bert and Pat Kellers Sunday afternoon. Monday, Albert and lil Albert returned home and Bridget and Korbin traveled to Bismarck for doctor appointments for the day. Thelma Sandgren had a quiet week, but Thursday morning, Steve Sandgren and Jerry Witt called at the ranch. Jim and Patsy Miller were afternoon coffee guests. Friday was Thelma’s regular day in Hettinger. Thelma attended worship at Rosebud Sunday and in the afternoon, she called on Helen Meink. LaVonne Foss and Shirley Johnson
traveled to Lemmon Wednesday. Max Smebakken was a Thursday lunch guest of John and Shirley Johnson. Jim Spenny, Ryan and Bob Herman, Rick Foss and Larry Foss were Tuesday evening visitors of Dorothy and Lynn Frey. Lynn Frey attended the Farm and Home Show in Lemmon Friday. Patsy Miller traveled to Scranton Tuesday and got feed. Patsy Miller attended the Farm and Home Show in Lemmon Friday. Matt and Christi Miller spent the weekend with Jim and Christi Miller. Ethan, Isaac, Ella and Greta Anderson were Friday afternoon and evening guests of Tim and JoAnne Seim. Chet, Ella, Greta and Erik Anderson were Sunday afternoon visitors of Nolan and Linda Seim and family.
Stockgrowers seek applicants for summer internship
The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association is currently accepting applications for a ten-week, paid, summer internship. This internship opportunity is available to any high-school graduate pursuing a university or technical degree. Applicants should be passionate about agriculture and be energetic, outgoing individuals with a desire to learn from and work with the volunteer members of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association. Interns will work in the Rapid City office of the Stockgrowers and be supervised by the Executive Director. Interns will per-
form various office tasks, create events and membership programs, and be given opportunity to learn about the policy making process by actively participating in the work of the association. For more information about this internship opportunity, visit www.southdakotastockgrowers.or g or contact Silvia Christen at 605342-0429. Applicants for this tenweek, paid internship should submit a resume, cover letter and references to silvia.sdsga@midconetwork.com no later than March 30, 2013.
Drought recovery/forage production looking short
Drought recovery in 2013 isn’t looking promising for South Dakota’s grazing lands. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Range Specialist Stan Boltz, Huron, SD, says even with normal precipitation, forage production will still be limited this summer. “If we were to get normal precipitation now until peak production which is about July 1, western and central South Dakota would only have about 60 to 70 percent production.” At this level, these drought damaged pastures can only sustain 55- to 65 percent of normal stocking. Eastern SD counties that didn’t suffer as much drought during 2012 could expect about 80 percent of normal stocking rates. The lower production rate is because grassland plants’ ability to recover from drought takes several seasons with normal moisture, and longer with limited precipitation, like we’re seeing now, explains Boltz. South Dakota livestock producers can get help for handling the impact of drought by developing a Drought Plan with the aid of the SD Drought Tool, available from NRCS. “The Drought Tool is a good planning tool to set up a Drought Plan.” Boltz says, “We’re encouraging
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Tract 1: 160 acres ~ NE¼ Sec. 18 ~ 153+ tillable acres w/ 40+ acres planted to W Wheat and 35+ acres Alfalfa ~Taxes: $336.94 or $2.11/acre Tract 2: 320 acres ~ N½ of Sec. 17 ~ 311+ tillable acres w/77+ acres planted to W Wheat and 88+ acres Alfalfa/Grass ~Taxes: $739.54 or $2.31/acre Tract 3: 289.48 acres ~ Most of west half of Sec. 7 ~ 269+ tillable acres w/ 34+ acres Alfalfa ~Taxes: $ 642.65 or $ 2.22/acre Tract 4: 577.18 acres ~ Most of Sec. 6 424.5+ tillable acres w/80 acres planted to W Wheat, 226+ acres Alfalfa, & 164 acres pasture ~ Some pasture areas would be tillable ~ Elec, & good well w/tire tank in NW ¼ ~Taxes: $1164.04 or $2.02/acre Tract 5: 863.01 acres ~ All of Sec. 24 and most of the west side of Sec. 19 ~ Great site for headquarters w/good, mature shelterbelt w/majestic pines, spruce, good well & elec, all in center of Sec. 24 ~ Dams & spring-fed dug-outs throughout Tract ~ 221+ tillable acres w/ 66+ acres planted to W Wheat, & 79+ acres Grass/Alfalfa ~ 640 acres pasture ~Taxes: $1699.84 or $1.97 /acre Tract 6: approx. 775 acres ~ All of Sec.13 and most of NW¼ of Sec. 18 ~ Mostly Pasture ~ Spring fed dug-outs & Dams ~ Borders county road ~ 35+ tillable acres, presently in grass, & 734 acres pasture ~Taxes: $1,076.86 or $ 1.39/acre Tract 7: 1109.14 acres ~ “Fort Barnica” ~ all of Sec. 5, except for Mrs. Micky Barnica s home) and E½ of Sec. 7, and NW¼ of Sec. 8 ~ Barn, Corrals, & Windbreak, w/elec & especially good well w/automatic waterer in Sec. 7. (This is where Larry & Micky did their calving.) ~ See well log & you can see this could be used to pipe water throughout tract ~ Dams & Spring-fed Dug-outs ~ A lot of Sec. 7 used to be hayed ~ Sec. 5 also has springy draw to provide water all along it in wet years ~ Water Pipeline w/tank, & small dug-out in Sec. 5 ~ 417+ tillable acres w/55+ acres planted to W Wheat, 28+ acres Alfalfa/Grass & 684 acres pasture ~ Taxes: $1699.84 or $2.05/acre Successful bidder on this tract also gets option for Tribal Lease & Linch Family Trust Lease
people to have a Drought Plan in place so as conditions change, producers are ready and can act on the management decisions they have already made ahead of time.” The Drought Tool helps producers assess current conditions by using the past two years of precipitation to predict the expected percent of normal forage production and then stocking rate. Users can use the weather stations or enter their own precipitation data. The tool also walks producers through development of a current drought plan. Computer users can download the SD Drought Tool from the SD NRCS website or producers can stop in their local USDA Service Center for one-on-one assistance. “Every operation is unique with different goals and resources. Sometimes,” says Boltz, “just talking with resource professionals regarding land management decisions and options can be the biggest benefit and reassurance producers need for their farming and ranching decisions.” Last year in South Dakota, NRCS worked with people on more than 4,700 plans that resulted in conservation work improving or enhancing the quality of more than 1.7 million acres.
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Representative Betty Olson’s views of week 9 of the 2013 Legislative session
Monday. Tuesday the Senate amended a one-time appropriation of 300,000 dollars into it to cover the extra predator control costs until the hunting license surcharge revenue starts coming in when the law takes affect in July and then passed HB 1123. Since the bill was amended in the Senate, it had to go to conference committee and the House appropriators strongly opposed it because they had already killed Senate Majority Leader Russ Olson's bill, SB 238 to appropriate $300,000 to the animal damage control fund for predator control services. The conference committee invited Tony Leif from GF&P to sit down with us to find a solution that would provide the needed funding until the surcharge starts. He offered a cash transfer of $160,000 from GF&P that will be repaid with interest when the surcharge money starts coming in. The conference committee accepted the compromise and sent the bill back to the Senate. The Senate finally passed the amended HB 1123 at 11:00 Friday night and sent it to the governor's office. The legislature spent all day dealing with amendments to SB 90, which is the General Appropriations bill. SB 90 revises the General Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2013, provides funding for the increased costs associated with the employee health insurance and internal service bureaus, and declares an emergency. After a long discussion, the House passed SB 90 and sent it on to the Senate. The Senate also had long discussions before they passed the G bill at midnight. Needless to say, most of us spent what was left of the night in Pierre and drove home on Saturday. These are some of the bills the legislature sent to the governor this week: HB 1050†to†make an appropriation for costs related to the suppression of mountain pine beetles, to establish a cost share program with the counties in the state, and to declare an emergency. HB 1122 revises requirements relating to health insurance plans for county officers and employees. HB 1137 impacts education in South Dakota, makes an appropriation, and declares an emergency. HB 1164 establishes a classroom innovation grant program and makes an appropriation. HB 1165 revises provisions concerning the agricultural land task force. HB 1168 is my bill to allow predator control boards to increase levies to pay for predator control if approved by a majority of the livestock producers within the district. HB 1184 appropriates 4 million dollars to the Department of Game, Fish and Parks to fund improvements to the state park system. You can bet I voted NO on this one! HB 1126 revises the massage therapy licensing requirements. HB 1144 permits the euthanization of wildlife seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents. HB 1098 requires the Legislature to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with the four postsecondary technical institutes, and to approve bonds for lease purchase agreements with Western Dakota Technical Institute and Southeast Technical Institute. HB 1234 provides a limited exception to the provisions that exempt sport shooting ranges from the public nuisance laws and to declare an emergency. SB 166 extends the number of years that permits to carry a concealed weapon are valid from four years to five years. SB 106 prohibiting minors from using wireless communication devices while operating motor vehicles upon the public highways was amended to make it a secondary offense. SB 59 prohibits the disposal of oil and gas field wastes unless it comes from energy development within South Dakota. SB 194 extends the sunset date for expenditures from a school district's capital outlay fund. SB 151 clarifies the maintenance responsibilities on unimproved section lines. SB 28 revises the property tax levies for the general fund of a school district. SB 235 creates the building South Dakota fund, deposits money into the building South Dakota fund, creates programs and funds to enhance economic development, makes continuous appropriations to these funds, provides reinvestment payments to stimulate economic development and investment, revises the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency, and to declare an emergency. SB 195 establishes incentives for wind energy facilities, revises the amount that may be rebated for the gross receipts tax on electricity produced on wind farms, provides a penalty for filing a false affidavit, and makes a continuous appropriation. SB 233 creates the critical teaching needs scholarship program and makes an appropriation to the education enhancement trust fund to provide for the annual funding of the scholarships. SB 237 to appropriate funds for deposit into the need-based grant fund, to provide for annual funding of the need-based grant fund with a portion of the funds received from the education enhancement trust fund, and to declare an emergency. SB 39 to establish a penalty for a juvenile convicted as an adult of a Class A or B felony and allowing a sentence of up to life imprisonment after a sentencing hearing. This link will let you check on the final disposition of all legislation: http://legis.state.sd.us/ and you can call me at home at 605-855-2824.
Rep. Betty Olson
The 2013 session of the South Dakota legislature has finished. We return to Pierre for Veto Day on March 25, but so far the governor hasn’t vetoed any bills. Friday started off on a positive note early that morning when Gov. Dauggard invited Sen. Mike Vehle and me to his office to watch him sign our bill, SB 205, to put wolves on the predator list in South Dakota. Just as I returned to caucus, Rep. Scott Craig got a call from the governor’s office asking Rep. Craig, Rep. Hickey, Sen. Tiezan, and me to come down while he signed our bill, HB 1087, that provides for the creation of school sentinel programs and for the training of school sentinels. The governor’s office staff took pictures of both bill signings and I think I’ll print them off for show and tell! Another of my bills, HB 1123 to increase the surcharge on hunting licenses for predator control, to make an appropriation, and to declare an emergency, had a long, torturous trip that ended late in the night on Friday. HB 1123 passed the House on
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Jerry and Carolyn Petik returned last Monday after spending several days visiting family and friends in Arizona and California. Jerry attended an extension meeting in Lemmon on Wednesday. Carolyn Petik hosted Hope Women's Bible Study on Thursday afternoon. Jerry and Carolyn attended the Farm and Home Show in Lemmon on Friday. Carolyn and Mirandi Bakken visited with Irene Young in the afternoon. Mirandi Bakken was a weekend guest at Petiks. Carolyn and Mirandi helped with a "Moms and Kids Get Together"
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Dr. Seuss week at Bison School God versus zombies
By: Jill Pertler We live in a strange and crazy world. But I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. Sometimes though, the overall irony shoots right over the top. Zombies are a hot commodity. Never mind nobody’s ever seen a real one – they’re on TV, T-shirts, in books, video games and the movies, so we’re all familiar with this group of undead. For the last few years, for many viewers, zombies have dominated Sunday evening television – giving a new definition to the term, “dead man walking.” Zombies were to the Neilson ratings what marshmallows are to s’mores – gooey blobs that had people coming back for seconds while sitting around the warm glow of a campfire (or TV screen). It appeared zombies had the upper hand – well, the ones that still had hands did. They were the Chia pets of the new millennium. Trendy and not very cute, but cropping up everywhere. Despite their gory appearance, ratings were through the roof and zombies were on a roll (or at least a slow-paced swagger). Nothing short of an axe to the head would stop these man-eating monsters. Then, along came God. We’ve always known God had a corner on the Sunday morning market, but now He’s hit primetime with a miniseries on the Bible. Big and small screen adaptations of the Bible have been done before. Mr. Gibson and Mr. Heston will attest to this. But, our current Bible story has viewers flocking around their screens by the millions. In the beginning, there were zombies, but in its premiere week, the Bible beat the undead. Score one for the big guy. God and zombies actually have more in common than a Sunday night primetime slot. Zombies rise from the dead. The Bible practically invented this miraculous feat. Jesus wouldn’t be Jesus without it.
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Consider the whole eternity thing. God promises eternity; zombies are stuck with it. They’ve got to experience a blow or bullet to the brain in order to escape the unlife of zombiedom. Blood, gore and more – the zombie channel isn’t the only place to get your daily helping of brutality. The Bible is full of violent acts: brothers killing brothers, kings killing babies, people turning to salt and the siege and slaughter of entire cities. Makes dodging slow-moving, dimwitted zombies seem like a piece of cake. Zombies may not have a whole lot going on in the areas of conversation and intellect, but they’re technologically advanced and never further away than your smartphone. You can even access an app that shows what you would look like if you were a zombie. (Why?) Not to be outdone, God and the Bible are both socially networked and online. God – there’s an app for that. You might think it’s impossible to tweet the story of creation in 140 characters or less. If anyone can do it, God can. While zombie lore goes way back in Haitian culture, for all practical purposes, zombies came to the U.S. when the first “Night of the Living Dead” movie was made in 1968. God has been around a lot longer than that. (Charlton Heston starred in “The Ten Commandments” way back in 1956.) Moses may have surfed the Red Sea, but the guys at my house like to channel surf. Can you imaging flipping back and forth between the Bible and zombies? Abraham prepares to sacrifice Isaac; (flip) Carl is lost. Moses witnesses the burning bush; (flip) Has anybody seen Carl? Samson gets a haircut; (flip) Where is Carl? It’s said God gave people free will. As of late, we also have a choice on Sunday evenings. We can watch zombies or the Bible. Or, we could be totally unconventional and read a book. I’d suggest making it a good one.
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Crop variety selection: eliminate emotion and increase profitability
The planting season is starting to sneak up on us. Now less than two months away for crops like spring wheat. If farmers have not selected or made 100 percent of their seed purchases, Nathan Mueller, SDSU Extension Agronomist may have a few tips for ways they can buy the variety that returns the highest profit per acre. "Most people justify a buying decision after they have already made it, based on emotion. Unfortunately, seed purchases often do not escape this blight. Things that influence our selection and purchase of varieties include brand reputation, loyalty and tradition, friends and family members, advertising, and company representatives," Mueller said. To increase farm level yields, Mueller encourages growers to utilize yield data in their variety selection process. Yield data can be collected from side-by-side comparisons on the farm, company variety trials, and thirdparty variety trials. "Reliability of this yield data is not equal. I am not talking about who (farmer, company, university) does the work, but the methodology," he said. The three key methods growers can use to increase their confidence in one varieties performance over another include; •Blocking or splitting the test plot into similar environments; •Randomization or random placement of varieties within the test plot; and •Replication or the same variety appears in the test plot several times. Another key term Mueller explains is experimental error. "This is simply variation in yield measured in the same variety that was tested independently several times within a test plot. The source of this variation can be soil difference in the test plot or even inability to reproduce the exact same conditions with equipment operations and measurements," Mueller said. A closer look at three methods Mueller explains why these three methods; blocking, randomization, and replication are important when making yield data comparisons among varieties. The use of blocking, replication, and randomization helps managers of crop testing performance trials like the ones we conduct at South Dakota State University (SDSU) determine whether varieties perform differently at a location, the margin of difference between varieties, and confidence that the differences measured are attributed to the variety, not experimental error. To review examples Mueller provides in an iGrow.org article visit, http://iGrow.org/agronomy/corn.
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Govenor Daugaard declares March 20th “Joseph Kvale Day”
Become a winning armchair athlete
For many people, finding time to work out after a long day at the office can be challenging. Running errands, preparing dinner, coordinating after-school activities for the kids, and more – all take up precious free time. But being even moderately active is a great way to live an overall healthier lifestyle, with increased energy and reduced stress. The “Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans,” issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recommends 30 minutes of physical activity a day for adults at least five days a week. Yet, some studies reveal that many adults watch an average of five or more hours of TV a day. Incorporate activity into your downtime with simple exercises that you can do in the comfort of your living room, says Amy Goldwater, M.S., fitness educator, former body building champion, and physical fitness expert for TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization. “Don’t use commercial breaks for trips to the fridge,” notes Goldwater. “Instead, approach the 15-plus minutes of ad time per hour as great opportunities to burn calories.” Get Moving Turn your regular TV shows into active workout routines and make a game out of watching them. Start by preplanning. For each workout, choose to focus on one part of the body – like your abdominal muscles – or incorporate a combination of exercises, as a sort of a TV-circuit workout. Or, create several routines and switch them around for fun. Keep workout equipment on hand by stashing small weights, resistance bands, and a yoga mat near the TV. If you have a stationary bike or other fitness machines at home, set the equipment up so you can watch while you exercise. Break for Commercials The following cardio and strengthbuilding exercises require no special equipment – just floor space in front of a TV. Variations on this low-impact but effective routine can be adapted to fit almost any TV program that includes frequent breaks for messages “…from our sponsors,” like sporting events. Encourage family and friends to join in too, and get fit as a group. • 30 seconds of marching in place (or in a chair) • 10 chair-dips (from the waist) • 30 seconds of jumping rope • 10 wall push-ups • 10 crunches • 30 seconds of jumping jacks • 10 lunges • 30 seconds of plank • 10 front leg lifts • 10 side leg lifts • 10 water bottle curls
ST. Patrick’s Day SAFE - Don’t rely on “Irish luck”!
Communities across America are gearing up for their St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. St. Patrick’s Day is supposed to be a time to celebrate the “Irish” in all of us as we gather with friends, but it can quickly turn to tragedy if YOU choose to mix drinking and driving. Lemmon SAFE Communities wants to urge YOU to keep the roads safe by drinking responsibly and designating a sober driver BEFORE the fun begins. Driving impaired or riding with someone who is impaired will take more than the “luck of the Irish”. The tragedies and costs from drunk driving are not limited to death, disfigurement, disability or injury. They can also lead to trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest. That “pot of gold” won’t be enough to pay for legal fees, fines, court costs, getting your license back, higher insurance rates, lost wages…the list goes on. Plan ahead: •If you are going to drive, NO amount of alcohol is safe. •If you drink, DON’T drive! •Designate a sober driver before the celebration starts. •If you see someone has had too much to drink, find them a way home. •If you see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to call law enforcement. REMEMBER! The “luck of the Irish” won’t be enough to keep you safe if you drink and drive!
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The Prairie Doc Perspective The path to understanding the proper diet
By Richard P. Holm MD We have long been on the path to understanding the proper diet that prevents heart attacks and strokes. Although most believe a life style of moderate physical activity and avoidance of smoke is important in preventing atherosclerosis, there remains no answer to the question, "Which diet protects against heart attacks and stroke?" For years we thought it was a noegg, low fat, and more vegetarian diet, but in recent years experts have started endorsing more meat. It began when a fad, low-carbohydrate, weight-loss diet became clearly more successful than the standard more vegetarian diet. Reported in the medical journals, researchers found that those eating less bread, potatoes, and sweets lost more weight and felt better than those eating less meats and fats. Alas, after a year both groups were equally unsuccessful in keeping the weight off, but we learned from it. Add to this what we’ve known for years about the medical conditions of food intolerance. There is intolerance to lactose, which is the natural sugar of milk, and celiac disease, which is intolerance to gluten, a protein in many cereals especially wheat. Anthropologists tell us these problems did not occur in huntergather societies until about 10,000 years ago when farming developed and humanity became exposed to animal milk and wheat. It is also intriguing that studies of twentieth century hunter-gatherers, whose diets are about 65% wild game meat and 35% gathered plant food, show them to be generally free of the signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease. Could it be then that the eating habits of our ancestral pre-farming Paleolithic people living 2.5 million years ago until 10,000 years ago are guiding us along a path to prevent heart attacks and stroke in modern humans? Those who don’t swallow this theory advise us that back then, most people had to walk about an hour a day to survive, had smaller portions of food when they had food at all, and that most didn’t live past 30 years of age anyway. These contrarians state that 500 generations of living with an agrarian diet has been enough to evolve tolerance to lactose and gluten with only an occasional throwback who doesn’t tolerate our modern diet of milk and bread. I think the path to preventing a heart attack is not by avoiding meat and fat, or even milk and bread, but rather by simply eating smaller portions and daily walking along any path.
Growing asparagus and rhubarb in your own garden this spring
After a long winter with no fresh home-grown vegetables many gardeners really look forward to that first spring harvest of asparagus and rhubarb, says David Graper SDSU Extension Horticulturist and Director of McCrory Gardens. "These popular vegetables are actually perennials that come back year after year to provide a bounty of delicious and nutritious food for main meals and desserts," Graper said. "Many asparagus fanciers take to scouring the road ditches and fence lines for these delectable spring shoots while others chose to establish a patch in their own gardens." Graper says the best way to start an asparagus bed is to begin preparation in the fall before the spring you want to plant. First, kill off all of the weeds with repeated cultivation or an application of glyphosate herbicide. He says this can also be done in the spring, but it won't be as easy to get the tough perennial weeds controlled. "Weeds are the biggest problems for asparagus growers so get them taken care of before you begin," he said. Then, in early spring, order fresh 1-year old seedling crowns of the variety you want to plant. It is best to always buy seedling crowns rather than to try to dig up plants from a friend or a ditch, they transplant better and you can select an all-male variety which is usually more productive. Plant by first digging a trench about a foot deep and 8- to 10inches wide. Place the crowns in the center of the trench - about 18inches apart and cover with about 3-inches of soil. Small, new shoots will soon begin to grow. As the new shoots develop, Graper says gardeners can gradually fill in the trench, adding another inch or two of soil every few weeks, until you have the trench completely filled up. Allow the new shoots to grow all season without harvesting for the first two years. Only cut them back to the ground after they have been killed by a hard freeze in the fall. It's a good idea to cover the row with a good 3- to 4-inch layer of organic mulch each fall. Shredded leaves and grass clippings work well. "The mulch will also help reduce weed growth in the patch," Graper said. By the third year, he says the asparagus should be getting pretty well established and should be healthy enough to take a couple harvests of the shoots, but then let them grow up and remain until the end of the season again. In the fourth year, gardeners should be able to harvest for about six weeks. But, stop harvesting if you notice that the size of the shoots is getting smaller, down to the size of a pencil. Growing Rhubarb Rhubarb is also best planted in the spring in a clean, weed free area. It needs full sun and a welldrained soil. Most people will plant using crown divisions that they purchase from a nursery but, Graper says gardeners can also get a division from a friend. Work the soil well before planting. Incorporating some compost or well-rotted manure can also help get your plants off to a good start. Dig a large enough hole to easily accommodate the transplant covering the buds with a couple inches of soil. Rhubarb can also be planted from seed in the spring but there are more varieties with the nice red colored petioles or stalks available as transplants than from seed. Also, Graper adds that seed-grown plants tend to produce more seed stalks than the vegetatively produced plants. Once again, it is best to not harvest anything from your rhubarb for the first two years. In year three, you can harvest a few of the stalks but leave the rest to mature and continue to build up the plants. When harvesting, Graper encourages gardeners to grasp the leaf stalks close to the ground and give a firm tug to harvest them from the plant. Cut off the large leaf blade and add those to the compost pile which will leave the edible petiole. If seed stalks develop, cut them off close to the base of the plant. Allowing them to develop will take some energy from the plant so it is best to remove them. Weed control Weeds are the biggest problem with growing these perennial crops. Graper says gardeners can hoe or till right over an established asparagus patch in the spring before the new shoots start to grow. Or, one can carefully apply glyphosate herbicide to perennial weeds before new shoots emerge in the spring too. "But do not get the spray on any asparagus shoots as this can severely damage the plants," he said. A good layer of mulch and keeping a clean border around the plants is the best way to avoid weed problems. Do not use salt to kill weeds. While this may kill the weeds it is also damaging to the asparagus. Both asparagus and rhubarb will benefit from a yearly application of fertilizer after harvest is complete. Gardeners can use a typical garden fertilizer like 10-1010 applying about a cup per 10foot of row and scratching this into the soil or you can use compost or well-rotted manure, applying it an inch or two thick over and around the plants. But be aware that you might be introducing weed seeds to your patch which will mean more weeding later.
Bison AAU wrestlers headed to State Tournament
The club was very busy over the last two weeks. Wrestlers attended the District I tournament in Buffalo South Dakota on the 2nd of March. Thirteen wrestlers represented Bison and eleven advanced on to regionals by placing in the top 8. In the Tot division for wrestlers 6 & under Colt Kopren placed 2nd as did Cooper Mackaben. Rylee Veal and Kaden Glover wrestled in the Bantum division. Kaden Glover worked hard but came up short this time. Rylee was able to wrestle his way into 4th place. Corbin Mackaben and Ashtin Gerbracht wrestled in the 9 & 10 midget group. Ashtin won some matches but couldn’t quite make the top eight this year. Corbin wrestled to a 5th place finish earning his first trip to Regionals. Quite a few of Bison’s wrestlers fall into the Novice division at 11 & 12 years old. Teigan Clark wrestled to 5th place at 80lbs at districts. At 85lbs Hugh Groves placed 2nd. Both Braden Kopren and Harland Groves wrestled at 90lbs. Braden was 6th while Harland won this weight class. Jaren Beckman wrestled at 105 and came in 2nd. Shane Collins went down to wrestle at 120lbs and came home with a 1st finish. Tanner Cables the lone Schoolboy placed 4th at districts. Regionals were held at Stevens High School in Rapid City. It was a tough day, but the eleven boys wrestled hard and never gave up. Though not everyone was able to make it into the placing rounds, they all did a great job. Colt Kopren was one winning match out of
traveling to the state tournament in Brookings. We are proud of his 4th place finish and look forward to watching him in the future. Rylee Veal also wrestled tough through 6 matches to come in with a 6th place finish. Hugh Groves did well for the day and wound up in the 5th place spot. Three of Bison’s wrestlers will be traveling to Brookings for the State AAU Tournament. Harland Groves won all but his last match placing 2nd. Jaren Beckman worked his way to a 2nd place finish, also earning his first trip to the state contest. Shane Collins won regionals again this year receiving a 1st place medal along with his 5th trip to state. We are proud of all our wrestlers and look forward to a promising future for the Bison Wrestling Club.
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Structural changes to the cattle feeding industry
The February Cattle on Feed report released by the USDA Feb. 22 shows a continuation of the trend towards fewer, but larger, feedyards, says Darrell R. Mark, Adjunct Professor of Economics at South Dakota State University. "In fact, there were 2,000 or 2.7 percent fewer feedyards with less than 1,000 head capacities on January 1, 2013 compared to a year ago," Mark said. Mark says the report showed there were 30 fewer feedyards with 1,000-1,999 head capacities at the beginning of this year and there was an increase of 10 feedyards over the last year with capacities ranging from 2,000 to 3,999 head. The number of feedyards with 4,000 to 15,999 head capacities remained constant over the last year, at 515. The number of feedyards with 16,000-23,999 head capacities and 24,000- 31,999 head capacities increased by 2 and 3, respectively, which are 2.3 percent and 5.8 percent increases. The number of 32,000-49,000 head capacity feedyards declined by 5 while the number of 50,000-plus head capacity feedyards stayed constant at 66. In 2012, the feedyards with less than 1,000 head capacities marketed 2.854 million head. "That's only 11 percent of total fed cattle marketings for the year, despite the large number of these small feedyards - totaling 73,000," he said. Further, Mark says this is a decline from 12 percent of total marketings in 2011, and from 15 percent only 10 years ago. "The largest 50,000-plus head capacity feedyards marketed 33 percent of all fed cattle in 2012. This is up from 25 percent 10 years ago. The second largest category of feedyards - feedyards of 32,000-49,999 head - marketed 15 percent of fed cattle last year," he said. USDA's report indicated that the total capacity of the 1,000-plus head feedyards was 16.9 million head on January 1, 2013, a decline of 100,000 head since January 1, 2012. "Despite that decrease, capacity utilization has worsened for feedyards due to larger declines in the number of cattle available for feeding," Mark said. As of January 1, 2013, about 66 percent of total capacity in the 1,000-plus head feedyards was being utilized, compared to 70 percent a year ago. "The data from this report indicates that the structural changes in the feedlot industry that were evident over the last several years continued, and even accelerated, in 2012," Mark said. Mark adds that with high feed costs likely to continue much of 2013 - at least until the 2013 corn harvest - it appears like the number of feedyards will continue to decline - especially for the smaller sized operations, but loss of a few large feedyards this next year will likely occur too.
By Senator John Thune Nearly every day I meet with groups, agencies, and organizations that are impacted by agriculture production. Some are ranchers and farmers, while others are bankers, car dealers, and lawyers, all of whom take a special interest in agriculture despite not always directly working in agriculture. All of them know that because agriculture is the number one industry in South Dakota, the success of our agriculture producers greatly impacts South Dakota’s economy. In March, we recognize and celebrate the many contributions of our agricultural producers across South Dakota and our country with Ag Appreciation Day. As a past member of the House Ag Committee and now a member of the Senate Ag Committee I have had unique opportunities to shape and draft the past few Farm Bills and address the needs of South Dakota’s and our nation’s agriculture industry. Although South Dakota farmers
South Dakota Agriculture appreciation
and ranchers are much more at home and comfortable tending to a newborn calf or lamb, or operating a piece of farm equipment, I sincerely appreciate those who take the time from their schedules and farming operations to visit with me as I travel around the state or in my Washington, D.C. office to share their concerns. South Dakota agricultural producers are very fortunate to have several state-based organizations representing their diverse interests who also provide valuable advice and assistance to me. If I have a question or need information about corn, wheat, soybeans, beef and dairy cattle, hogs, grasslands, or conservation practices, my staff and I know who to call to find accurate answers to our questions or to obtain sound advice about an ag-related issue or legislation. In spite of last year’s widespread drought, thanks to their hard work, willingness to pay for available risk protection tools like crop insurance,
and their use of moisture saving tillage practices and drought tolerant crop genetics, South Dakota farmers and ranchers met the weather-related challenges they faced. I not only appreciate the safe and affordable food our ag producers provide, but I also appreciate their willingness to pull their weight in addressing the runaway federal spending that is plaguing this country’s economic wellbeing. Direct payments bring more than $140 million to South Dakota each year, yet South Dakota producers are willing to give up direct payments and other types of assistance in the next Farm Bill. I do not know a single farmer or rancher who would rather receive a government check than profit from what they grow on the farm or ranch. As we celebrate Ag Appreciation Day, we take this opportunity to thank all South Dakota farmers, ranchers, all other ag producers, and ag-related businesses for all they do.
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Beef demand to govern cattle & beef prices in 2013
The outlook for cattle and beef prices in 2013 and 2014 is decidedly bullish when examining the supply side factors, says Darrell R. Mark, Ph.D., in his Feb. 18, iGrow.org Cattle and Corn Comments. Mark is an Adjunct Professor of Economics, South Dakota State University. "Cattle numbers are at half-century lows and any growth this year will be modest at best," Mark said. "While these supply fundamentals could push cattle and beef prices to new record highs in 2013, price advances will be limited by the willingness and ability for beef consumers to continue to pay more for beef." While a multitude of factors affect beef demand - including prices of competing proteins and consumer tastes and preferences Mark says consumer disposable income is of special interest in a sluggish economy. "Generally, consumer income and beef demand are positively related; that is, when consumer income declines, beef demand declines. That's especially true for higher-valued cuts, but demand for lower-valued beef, like hamburger, can increase when consumer incomes decline," he said. "Still, during economic recessions and periods of high unemployment, beef demand as a whole would be expected to struggle. Interestingly, beef demand has been increasing for the last two years. Here's why - beef price increases have exceeded reductions in quantity of beef consumed." When measuring beef demand, Mark explains that both the retail price and the quantity purchased (or consumed) must be considered. "After all, demand is a schedule of quantities that consumers are willing and able to purchase at various prices. When both price and quantity decreases, demand declines. Conversely, when both price and quantity increase, demand increases," he said. "Whether a demand increase or directions depends on the magnitude of the changes and the elasticity, or responsiveness, of demand." In 2012, beef consumption was 57.3 pounds per person. While that represents no change from 2011, it is more than 8.5 pounds lower than in 2006. The retail all fresh beef price averaged a record high $4.69 per pound in 2012. That's an increase of $0.25 per pound since 2011 and $1.08 per pound since 2006. On an inflation-adjusted basis, all fresh beef prices rose $0.12 per pound, or 3.6 percent, last year. "So, with no annual change in consumption in 2012 and a 3.6 percent increase in prices, beef demand increased this last year," Mark said. Beef consumption expected to fall in 2013 While beef demand hasn't increased back to the levels seen in the mid-2000's when high protein, low carbohydrate diets were popular, Mark says a demand increase like that seen in the last couple of years is positive. "However, there is more to it that generates concern for future beef demand. So far, price increases have outpaced the declines in quantity, but that will be increasingly difficult in the next couple of years as beef supplies tighten further," he said. Beef production equals beef consumption after adjusting for imports and exports. Although the import and export adjustments are meaningful, they are relatively small and domestic consumption tracks closely to domestic production. With no herd growth occurring yet and carcass weights expected to stabilize in 2013, beef production, and therefore consumption, will fall in 2013. Currently, Mark says beef consumption will decline almost 2 pounds per person to 55.5 pounds per capita in 2013. "Beef consumption will likely drop below 53 pounds per capita in 2014," he said. In order for beef demand to remain constant, Mark says real beef prices would need to increase by about 3 percent in 2013 and another 5 percent in 2014. "So, the question becomes, 'how likely are consumers to pay more for beef?' There is no way to know that because consumers' tastes and preferences change and the economic outlook is uncertain,"' Mark said. "However, it appears like consumer resistance to higher prices is mounting." He adds that restaurant sales are showing no signs of growth and many rapid serve restaurants are shifting menu items to focus on cheaper pork and poultry. "Consumers are likely to make the same decisions in the supermarket when faced with even higher beef prices," he said.
ATTENTION ALL CONTRACTORS: Looking for weatherization, furnace, electrical and plumbing contractors in Bennett, Butte, Corson, Custer, Dewey, Fall River, Haakon, Harding, Jackson, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington, Perkins, Shannon and Ziebach Counties interested in completing residential work for the July, 2013 – June 30, 2014 contract year.
and Road Maintenance Assessment will be held March 18th, 2:00 p.m. at the Burdine Ranch. [Published March 14, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $3.61.]
Hall Township Equalization Meeting
Equalization Board meeting will be at 7 p.m. March 18, 2013 at the home of Justin Seidel.
Marshfield Township
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will be held Monday March 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Donald and LeiLani Melling residents. There will be a short township meeting after the equalization meeting. [Published March 14, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $4.34.]
Wilson Township Equalization Meeting
will hold it’s Equalization Meeting at 7 p.m. no March 19, 2013 at the Hibner Insurance office.
Rainbow Township
[Published March 7 & March 14, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $5.21.]
[Published March 7 & March 14, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $5.21.]
Contractors must submit a letter of interest, provide copy of insurance (workers compensation, full comprehensive, general and automobile liability insurance and certificate of insurance), certificate of completion of EPA approved Lead-Based Paint for Renovators Training and be a certified EPA lead base paint renovator firm. Attend Western SD Community Action Core Competency Training and be willing to comply with Davis Bacon Act (wages, weekly reporting). Please return requested information to Western South Dakota Community Action, Inc., 1844 Lombardy Drive, Rapid City, SD 57703 by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2013. Please call 605-348-1460 or 1-800-3271703 for more information. [Published March 7 & 14, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $23.40.]
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.
The Perkins County Weed Board is accepting bids for the position of county Contract Weed Sprayer. Bid must include hourly rate, type of equipment, and number of units in their bid. Successful bidder must hire their own qualified sprayers, attend all meetings, be able to apply 50 gallons per acre of water carrier with herbicide and Liability Insurance must accompany the bid. No arial spraying applications will be accepted. Contract will go from 1 May 13 through 1 November 13. Sealed bids will be accepted until 1:00 p.m. on 21st March 2013 and will be publicly read aloud at 1:15 p.m. during the regular meeting of the Perkins County Weed and Pest Board. Bids clearly marked Contract Sprayer Bid may be mailed to Perkins County Weed Board, PO Box 126, Bison, SD 57620. For more information contact the Perkins County Weed Board Office at 605-244-7299 or 605-374-5315. Perkins County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Robert Hermann, Chairman Perkins County Weed & Pest Board
Invitation for Bids County Contract Weed Sprayer
Annual Meeting will be held on March 21, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Beryl Veal. Equalization Meeting will follow immediately after Annual Meeting business is concluded. [Published March 7 & March 14, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $6.50.]
Ada Township
meeting March 18, 2013, 7:00 p.m. at the John Green home. [Published March 14, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $3.61.]
Cash Township Equalization Board
meeting March 18, 2013, 7:00 p.m. at Anna Rose Woll home. [Published March 14, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $3.61.]
Scotch Cap Township Equalization Board
A school land lease auction will be held in Perkins County Courthouse, in Bison, SD on March 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM (MT).
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.
[Published March 7, 2013 and March 14, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $24.70.]
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 representative 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. 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.
Voter registration for the Municipal Election to be held on April 9, 2013, will close on Monday, March 25, 2013. Failure to register by this date will cause forfeiture of voting rights for this election. If you are in doubt about whether you are registered, check the Information Portal at Voter www.sdsos.gov or call the county auditor at 244-5624.
The Perkins County Weed and Pest Board is now requesting sealed bids for the supply of chemical for the period beginning May 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. Bids are to be for not less than 135 gallons Platoon in 2 1/2 gallon containers, no less than 150 gallons Tordon in 2 1/2 gallon containers, no less than 24 qts. of Milestone in quart containers, no less than 38 gallons MSO in 2 1/2 gallon containers, no less than 5 gallons of Plateau in gallon containers. The Perkins County Weed and Pest Board would like the option to purchase additional chemical as needed throughout the summer and fall. Please quote prices on these chemicals as well. Bid quotes should also include storage of chemical , distribution cost and all pertinent paperwork associated with distribution through December 31, 2013 and 24-hour access to pick up chemical. In addition, all unused chemical must be taken back for storage at the end of the spraying year. Bid should include any other additional costs that might be applicable. Bids are to be stated as price per gallon, delivered in Bison, South Dakota. Sealed envelopes are to be addressed to Perkins County Weed & Pest Board, PO Box 126, Bison, SD 57620 and clearly marked “Chemical Bid”.
Perkins County Weed and Pest Board Invitation for Chemical Bid
meeting at the Albert and Bridget Keller residence, March 18, 2013 at 2 p.m. [Published March 14, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $3.98.]
Notice of Barrett Township Equalization Board
A list of tracts available for lease can be obtained at the Perkins County Auditor’s Office, by visiting sdpubliclands.com, or by contacting Mike Cornelison, Office of School & Public Lands, 500 E Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501-5070 or phone (605)7734172. Disabled individuals needing assistance should contact the Office of School and Public Lands at least 48 hours in advance of the auction to make any necessary arrangements. [Published February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21, 2013 at a total approximate cost off $29.45.]
Voters with disabilities may contact the county auditor for information and special assistance in voter registration, absentee voting, or polling place accessibility. Elizabeth Hulm Finance Officer, Town of Bison
Registration may be completed during regular business hours at the county auditor's office, municipal finance office, secretary of state's office, and those locations which provide driver's licenses, SNAP, TANF, WIC, military recruitment, and assistance to the disabled as provided by the Department of Human Services. You may contact the county auditor to request a mail-in registration form or access a mail-in form at www.sdsos.gov.
THE GOVERNING BOARD OF Lodgepole Township do state that the above said board is unable to operate under the tax limitation measure currently in statute. We therefore OPT OUT of such tax limitation in the amount of $2500.00 starting with calendar year 2013 taxes payable in the calendar year 2014. This opt out will be for 1 year, which will be thru taxes payable in the calendar year 2014. This action has been taken by the board and approved by at least a twothirds vote of the board. This decision may be referred to a vote of the people upon a petition signed by at least five percent of the registered voters n the district and filed with the governing body within twenty days of the first publication of this decision.
SDCL 10-11-13 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That the governing body, sitting as a Review Board of Lodgepole Township/Municipality, Perkins County, South Dakota, will meet at the Lodgepole Store in said taxing jurisdiction on MONDAY, the 18th day of March, 2013, (being the 3rd Monday in March) for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said taxing district for the year, 2013. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment, are required to notify the clerk of the local board no later than March 14th, 2013. /s/Wade Henderson, Clerk Lodgepole Township Dated March 5, 2013
Notice of Meeting of Local Review Board
[Published March 14, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $10.11.]
Weather Wise
Bids will be received until 1:00 p.m. on March 21th 2013 and will be opened and publicly read aloud at 1:30 p.m. during the regular meeting of the Perkins County Weed and Pest Board. The Perkins County Weed and Pest Board reserve the right to accept or reject any or all bids. No chemical substitutions unless specified and accepted by the Perkins County Weed and Pest Board. Robert Hermann, Chairman Perkins County Weed and Pest Board
Unless this action is referred to a vote of the people and reversed by such vote, thhis resolution authorizes the county auditor to spread an excess levy to raise tax dollars in the above stated amount. /s/Wayne Henderson, Board Chairman /s/ Tim R. Smith, Board Member /s/ John R. Butterfield, Board Member /s/Mary Vliem,Board Member /s/Wade Henderson, Board Member [Published March 14 and March 21, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $29.90,]
[Published March 7 & March 14, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $38.34.]
[Published March 7 and 14, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $26.00.]
[Published March 7, 2013 and March 14, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $38.99.]
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Coffee grounds make excellent mulch around acid-loving plants.
South Dakota farmers need to scout for Japanese Beetles in field crops this season
The Japanese beetle is becoming an increasingly prevalent pest in the North Central region of the United States and can occasionally be an economic problem in soybean or corn fields, said Kelley J. Tilmon, SDSU Extension Soybean Entomologist. For clarification purposes, Tilmon wants to ensure that readers do not confuse the Japanese beetle with the Asian ladybeetle, which is often called Japanese beetle by mistake. "Asian ladybeetles are familiar to many as the yellow or orange ladybeetles that come into houses in the fall and are beneficial predators of crop pests," she said. Japanese beetles are large - up to a half inch long - and metallic green and copper colored. Adults feed on the leaves and flowers of more than 300 plant species. They are an introduced pest first found in the United States in 1916 in New Jersey. "Only in recent years have they become common in the Midwest," Tilmon said. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture monitors for this pest with traps, and it has been detected in several South Dakota counties particularly in the southeastern part of the state. Life cycle of the Japanese beetle Japanese beetle immatures are soil-dwelling white grubs which feed on roots and organic material and are often pests of turfgrass. The adults typically feed between the veins of leaves causing a characteristic lacy or "skeletonized" damage. They feed on a wide range of plants including various ornamentals, fruits and vegetables. Though they are more common in horticultural settings, they will also feed in field crops, including corn and soybeans. In soybean fields they cause defoliation of leaves which reduces photosynthesis, and in corn they feed on silks, reducing kernel set. Japanese beetles in South Dakota fields Though still a minor field crop pest, Japanese beetle outbreaks are becoming more common in Illinois and Iowa soybeans and corn. So far, in South Dakota, most reported problems with Japanese beetles have been in gardens near urban centers, but as it becomes more common in South Dakota, producers should also be on the lookout for this insect in crops. Japanese beetles have one generation per year and overwinter as grubs in the soil. Adults emerge from the soil in late May or early June and can be found through early September. Feeding damage is most noticeable in July and August. "Japanese beetle feeding damage in soybean may be confused with bean leaf beetle feeding because both make holes in the leaves," Tilmon said. The difference she says is that bean leaf beetle feeding produces more smooth-edged "shot-holes" in the leaves, whereas Japanese beetles create a lacy patchwork of holes between the veins. "Also, unlike bean leaf beetles, Japanese beetles are not shy or skittish and are usually found easily at the scene of their crimes. Damage often appears first at field edges," she said. Soybeans can bear a fair amount of defoliation before yield is lost, so modest numbers of Japanese beetles and other defoliators can be tolerated. Tilmon says to consider management when total defoliation from all leaf-feeding pests reaches 40 percent in pre-bloom, 20 percent during bloom and pod-fill and 35 percent from pod-fill to harvest. Consider the whole plant when making this decision, not just upper leaves. If beetles are aggregated in border rows, consider an edge treatment first. A number of pesticides are labeled for Japanese beetle control in soybean. See the SDSU Extension 2013 South Dakota Soybean Crop Protection Guide for examples available on iGrow: http://igrow.org/product/2013-soybean-crop-protection-guide/.
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WANTED FOR SALE: Several nice used refrigerators. All come with warranties. Del's, I-90 Exit 63, Box Elder. 390-9810. B39-2tp help and one to organize swimming lesson and possibly open swimming. Applicants must be 18 and over. Please request an application from: Finance Officer, Box 910, Bison, SD 57620 or call 2445677 or 244-5231. The Town of Bison is an Equal Opportunity Employer. B39-tfn
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Parts manager sought by multistore John Deere dealership operation. Position currently open at C&B Operations, LLC, a 22 store John Deere dealership group headquartered out of Gettysburg, SD. Applicants should possess the ability to manage parts inventory over multiple stores, lead parts sales team marketing efforts, create and achieve budgets in a growth oriented dealership. We offer progressive marketing plans, competitive pay, full benefit package, including bonus plan. Please send resume to Mark Buchholz, buchholzm@deerequipment.com or call Mark 605-769-2030. HELP WANTED: ESTIMATOR and salesperson. Send resume/qualifications to Johnson Lumber, Attn. Dan, 22 W. 5th Ave., Webster SD 57274 phone 605-3456000 HEALTH AND BEAUTY IF YOU USED THE MIRENA IUD between 2001-present and suffered perforation or embedment in the uterus requiring surgical removal, or had a child born with birth defects, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Johnson Law and speak with female staff members 1-800-535-5727. LOG HOMES DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-5302672, Craig Connell, 605-2645 6 5 0 , www.goldeneagleloghomes.com Human Resources at (605) 6732229 ext. 110 for more information or log onto www.regionalhealth.com to apply.
Thanks to all who purchased Raffle Tickets from fairview chapter 166 of Eastern Star. Winners were Ardel Reder - $500.00; Jerry landis - $250.00; Barbie Serr $100.00; Fred Reede - $ 100.00; Jarvis Bruhn - $50.00. the remainder will be used for the Scholarship given each year to a Bison High School graduate.
Customer Service Rep Work From Home, Starting $7.50 to $10.00/hour, Growth Potential South Dakota Family Business, est. 2001. Must Have Good Computer Skills. Some Night and Some Weekends Required. HighSpeed Internet Access. Email Resume: careers@smartsalesandlease.com
PASTURE WANTED: Need summer grass for 200 pairs and/or 100 yearling heifers for 2013 and beyond. Kent and Janet LaDue- 605788-2969. B37-3tp HELP WANTED Seasonal Help Wanted: The Town of Bison is now accepting applications for summer help – one to two individuals for maintenance
Wanted: Pasture to rent and hay land to rent or put up on shares. Custom haying: round, medium square, small squares. Please call Tom 605-866-4605; 605-949-1933. B33-tfn
Thank You "Thank you to everyone who voted for me on Rising Star of the West! I advanced to the final round and will compete again in April or May. Also thank you to the local newspapers and KBJM Radio for promoting me. I couldn't have done it
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) 2445473. B14-tfn
ANNOUNCEMENTS HEE-HAW SHOW 2013. South Shore School Gym. Saturday, April 6-7:30 pm, Sunday, April 7-2:00 pm. Reserved seats $12, Adults $10, grades 5-12 $5, grade 4 & under FREE/add $1 at door.
M A I N T E N A N C E SUDIRECTOR/CUSTODIAL PERVISOR Opening for Haakon School District in Philip, SD. Wage depends on experience. Contact Keven Morehart at 605-859-2679 or Keven.Morehart@k12.sd.us. RDO EQUIPMENT CO. – Competitive wages, benefits, training, profit sharing, opportunities for growth, great culture and innovation. $1,500 Sign on Bonus available for Service Technicians. To browse opportunities go to www.rdoequipment.com. Must apply online. EEO.
NOTICES ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper or 800-658-3697 for details.
EMPLOYMENT BURKE SCHOOL DISTRICT HIRING for MS or HS, flexible assignment. Innovative, problembased teacher with multiple certification. Team-teaching opportunities available. Looking more for a teaching style, than a specific content area. Contact Superintendent Erik Person, erik.person@k12.sd.us. PARTS INVENTORY MANAGER - JOHN DEERE DEALERSHIP:
CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL-Custer Clinic and Custer Regional Senior Care in beautiful Custer, SD, have full time and PRN (as-needed) RN, LPN and Licensed Medical Assistant positions available. We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits. New Graduates welcome! Please contact
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