Bison Courier, March 7, 2013

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Volume 30 Number 38 March 7, 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
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Producers interested in obtaining NAP on their 2013 spring seeded or perennial forage non-insurable acreage should visit their local USDA Service Center on or before March 15, 2013 to complete a CCC-471, NAP Application for Coverage for the 2013 crop year and pay NAP administrative fees. The NAP administrative fee is $250 per crop limited to $750 per county per participant with a $1,875 cap per participant for all counties. NAP coverage begins 30 days after the NAP Application for Coverage is filed and the applicable administrative fee has been paid. The administrative fee is nonrefundable. Limited resource producers are not required to pay the administrative fee, but are required to certify to this eligibility and must sign a new application each year. The U.S. Dept of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).
Sales closing date for noninsured assistance program (NAP)
The sales closing date for the Noninsured Assistance Program (NAP) on spring seeded crops and perennial forages is March 15, 2013. NAP coverage is available for crops where insurance coverage is not available through Federal Crop Insurance. NAP is designed to cover losses due to eligible causes of loss including damaging weather, adverse natural occurrences, or a condition related to damaging weather or adverse natural occurrences. NAP is designed to cover any loss of production that exceeds 50 percent of a producer’s expected production. Payments for production loss in excess of the 50 percent threshold are calculated at 55 percent of the values established for the crop.
It’s Cardinal “Time Out”
The Cardinal is calling, take some time out of your busy life and plan to attend the 2013 All School Reunion to be held at the BHS Gymnasium on Saturday evening, June 22. There will be an evening meal beginning at 6:00 p.m., entertainment and a special give-away. Plans are still underway, but we wanted to give everyone a “Cardinal Call” so that your plans can be made. New this year – the All School Reunion will be open to the public, so if you would like to join the reunion, we would love to have you come. The All School Reunion, with help from a former graduate, Jody (Shea) Kerzman, now has a facebook page, so check it out, like us and tell all your friends and former classmates. Just check out Bison High School All School Reunion. We have started to put some old and new pictures on it, so if you have a memory lane photo you would like posted to the facebook page, please send to Jody (Shea) Kerzman at jodykerzman@gmail.com or to Gladys Jackson at gcjackson@sdplains. com . We will be mailing out a letter to all alumni in the very near future, so if you have any address changes from five years ago; we would appreciate it if you could email them to Duane Shea at 19duane61@sdplains.com or mail them to All School Reunion, Box 224, Bison, SD 57620. This will help us get the data base up to date. This mailing will also have the registration form in it. You can also message us on Facebook with address corrections. The Bison web site now has a link to the All School Reunion and we will be posting information there as well; that address is www.bisonsd.com. We encourage you to check both our facebook page and the Bison web site for updates on the All School Reunion and the upcoming Gala Days June 21-23rd. Bison will be 105 years old on Sunday, June 23, 2013. Tentative events for Gala Days include a Friday night evening meal, mud bogging contest, pine car derby races, children’s events, events at the Fairgrounds, a run/walk, Party In The Park (live band), golf tournament and possibly two dances. As plans get firmed up, we will let you know by facebook, the Bison web site and the Bison Courier. We hope to see a lot of familiar faces and get to take a little “time out” and catch up on the last five years.
Dr Bleaux Johnson attends equine dentistry training
Recently Dr. Bleaux Johnson attended an Equine Dental Conference sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health in Rapid City SD. Veterinarians from Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota took part in a two day course that covered dental radiology, examinations and dental correction procedures. Many dental malformations and problems go undetected for years until it is too late for correction and then they may need to have teeth removed. Signs that your horse may need dental care are dropping grain during eating , drooling, foul odor coming from the mouth and weight loss. Setting up a routine annual examination for your horse’s teeth is the best way to prevent abnormalities from
causing major dental problem for your horses in the years to come. Earlier this year West River Vet Clinic purchased a power float to help provide additional dental care to their patients. If you have any questions regarding your horses dental care or would like to schedule an appointment please call 701-567-4333
Last chance for Girl Scout cookies this year! Bison Girl Scouts will hold a cookie booth at Mom's Place on Main Street this Friday, March 8th, from 10-5:30. Cookies are $4 a box and quantities are limited. Thank you for your continued support. Dr. Bleaux Johnson ready to work on this horse’s teeth. Hurry & Hustle Luncheon Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Bison Legion 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.,
Grace Baptist and First Presbyterian Congregation will worship together on Easter Sunday morning at 8 a.m. A musical cantata “Behold the Lamb” will be presented. Following worship breakfast will be served. The community is invited to worship with us!
Highlights & Happenings
It’s bingo time! Sunday March 10, 2013 at 1:30 Community Center $1.00 a card, play all afternoon. lots of prizes, snacks available. Sponsored by the Legion Aux. soups , pie & desserts.
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. Don’t forget to turn your clock ahead on Saturday night!
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Sentinel bill narrowly sent to Senate floor amid several questions
By Elizabeth “Sam” Grosz The controversial “Sentinel” bill which would allow local school boards to put armed guards inside schools passed out of the Senate State Affairs Committee last week. About 60 people were on hand at the meeting, despite snow—and limited travel--in much of the state. Time constraints, however, limited the number of people testifying, as well as the length of their comments. The vote to send HB1087 to the Senate floor as amended was 5-4. This surprised many observers who had expected the vote to swing the other way. The amendment removed an addition made by the House that allowed school boards to discuss and make a decision in executive session to implement a sentinel program. Sen. Mark Johnston, R-Sioux Falls, noted that such action would conflict with the existing open meeting statutes. Sen. Craig Tieszen, R-Rapid City, agreed, noting that it must be a publicly made decision, but after that details could be handled in executive session as a personnel matter. The lines were still drawn in the testimony between those who supported the bill as necessary for teacher and student safety, and those who feared the presence of guns would most certainly end in accidental shootings and unintended deaths of those who were meant to be protected. Tieszen recounted instances from the 1990s when he was a Rapid City police commander in which an armed student threatened fellow students. Of 13 threats in Rapid City following the Columbine school shooting in 1999, Tieszen said, two were credible and could have caused harm if not stopped “So, if we think we are immune in South Dakota,” Tieszen said, “think again.” Rep. Scott Craig, R-Rapid City, refuted the assumption that this bill was in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting recently. He said he had presented his concept to the Legislative Re-
SD Stockgrowers, Cattlewomen offer $1,000 Beef Industry Scholarship
The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association and the South Dakota Cattlewomen are currently accepting applications for a $1,000 scholarship in memory of Guy E. Ham. The scholarship is available to any South Dakota student having completed at least one year of post-secondary education and pursuing a career in an agricultural or agribusiness related field. This $1,000 scholarship is made possible by the generosity and gift of the Guy E. Ham Beef Industry Scholarship in memory of Guy Ham and his commitment to the future of the agriculture industry in South Dakota. Application information and details can be found by visiting www.southdakotastockgrowers.or g or by contacting the SD Stockgrowers Assoc. at 605-342-0429. Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2013 and the scholarship will be awarded during the Stockgrowers Annual Convention on September 28, 2013. Donations to the Guy E. Ham Beef Industry Scholarship are gratefully accepted by the SD Stockgrowers Association for the purpose of continuing this scholarship program. Please contact Silvia Christen for more information about contributing to this scholarship.
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search Council in December and the shootings took place two weeks later. That, he said, “confirmed the rightness of this bill.” Since then, he said, there have been four more incidents seen nationally. Compelling opposition came from New Underwood School Superintendent Jeff Marlette, who is a retired Brigadier General who saw combat. “Have we now reached a place that our state has gotten so bad, so unsafe,” Marlette asked, where teachers need to carry guns? He outlined the dangers of peripheral damage that even trained law enforcement can inflict when trying to bring down a gunman. Rob Monson, State Association of School Administrators, presented an amendment that would have changed the bill’s intent to an interim study topic. Tieszen later called the so-called “hog house” of the bill an “ambush,” noting he had seen the amendment for “exactly 32 minutes” during the meeting. He called the attempt “intensely disrespectful.” That amendment was defeated. Sen. Larry Lucas, D-Mission, said the sentinel bill was an important issue, in fact, “this is THE issue of the 2013 session.” He added, “what we have in place is working,” noting that boards could already hire guards. Chairman Larry Rhoden, RUnion Center, said the bill’s intent has been blown out of proportion. He said it would allow the state’s 152 school districts to decide whether to participate in a sentinel program. Rhoden called the program “one small step in the right direction.” The bill now travels to the Senate floor for final legislative consideration.
Ag ambassador nominations sought
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations for the South Dakota Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award. Nominees should be those who have continually worked to promote agriculture in South Dakota. The individual or organization nominated must possess: •Strong ties to agriculture in South Dakota •Leadership skills in agriculture •An emphasis on education through campaigns or programs, and •Focus on pro-active agriculture policies and practices Nominations are due to SDDA by April 1 and can be found at http://sdda.sd.gov/education-outreach/ag-ambassador-award/ . The award will be presented during the Governor’s Ag Development Summit in Pierre on June 26. The 2012 Governor’s Ag Ambassador was Jim Woster of Sioux Falls. For years, Woster has been a cattleman, media personality, philanthropist and spokesman for agricultural interests. Agriculture is South Dakota's No. 1 industry, generating over $21 billion in annual economic activity and employing more than 122,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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Pianist/Entertainer on tap for 3rd DCA concert
Professional pianist Peter Simon performs an all-American style program to delight Dakota Concert Association (DCA) members on Tuesday, March 12, at 7:30 pm in the Hettinger Lutheran Church. From Carnegie Hall to small town America to cruise ships around the world, Peter Simon continues to excite audiences everywhere. Included in the evening's entertainment will be a spectacular rendition of the muchloved Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, in addition to other favorites. Peter Simon is a one-of-a-kind
Perkins County Farm Bureau to host informational meeting
Perkins County Farm Bureau is hosting a meeting on Thursday, March 14th at 1:00 p.m. at Mom’s Place in Bison. The purpose of the meeting is to inform farmers and ranchers about the EPA’s Oil Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) Program, which requires compliance by May 10 of this year. According to the U.S. EPA, farms or ranches that store more than 1,320 total U.S. gallons of oil or oil products in above ground containers sized 55 gallons or larger, or more than 42,000 U.S. gallons in completely buried containers, and could reasonably expected to discharge oil to waters of the U.S., are required to have an SPCC Plan. EPA requires an SPCC Plan to be in place by May 10, 2013. Come and learn about these plans. Also at the meeting we will take a few short moments to learn about the Farm Bureau University, which is a new leadership program being offered through the South Dakota Farm Bureau. There is no cost to attend this informational meeting, no pre-registration is required, and you do not need to be a member of Farm Bureau to attend.
performer in the world today. His innovative blend of humor and thrilling piano playing translates into an exciting and memorable evening. Because of his easygoing, humorous style and his keyboard acrobatics, he has been compared to musical icons Victor Borge and Liberace. This concert is the third of four in the 2012-13 Dakota Concert Association (DCA) season. Over 200 members from southwest North Dakota and northwest South Dakota belong to the DCA. Arrangements for these concerts comes through the auspices of the Allied Concert Series, Rob Iverson, representative. Admission to DCA concerts is by 2012-13 season ticket. Non-ticket holders may attend this concert by purchasing a full 2012-13 season ticket at the door. Reciprocity between the Dakota Concert Association and the Dickinson Concert Association gives members the opportunity to also attend three remaining concerts in Dickinson (listed on ticket), in addition to the fourth concert here on April 23. Contact Dakota Concert Association Board members for further information: Kathleen Brackel at KB Jewelers in Hettinger, Betty Svihovec, Kathy Donner, Pam Harper, Marilyn Ham, Jill Sailer, Ada Jean Cornella, Avis Howe, Dwight Knudson, Gina Joyce, Korina Spratta and Norm Smith.
Palace Theater
A Good Day to Die Hard
surround sound Lemmon 374-5107 8:00 p.m. nightly
March 8 - 10
R 98 minutes
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SD Dept. of Ag and SDSU Extension to hold “The Next Generation of Livestock Production” forums
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) and South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension will hold forums to discuss South Dakota’s vision for livestock production this month. “South Dakota has progressive, forward-thinking entrepreneurs who understand the exciting potential of today’s agri-business marketplace,” said SD Secretary of Agriculture Walt Bones. “We’re starting the conversation about the challenges and advantages South Dakota has to increase the number of livestock in our state.” All forums are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. local time but are subject to change. Dates and places are as follows: March 5-Mitchell Livestock March 6-Yankton Livestock March 7-Sioux Falls Regional March 11-Belle Fourche Livestock March 12-St. Onge Livestock March 13-Faith Livestock March 14-Lemmon Livestock March 18-Miller Livestock March 19-Presho Livestock March 20-Winner Livestock March 21-Chamberlain Livestock For more information, contact Sarah Caslin, SDDA Livestock Development Specialist at 605-7733649 or visit http://sdda.sd.gov
Farm Credit Services of America announces 2012 year-end results
Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica), a financial cooperative with more than $19 billion in assets, today announced financial results for the calendar year 2012. Net income for 2012 was $481.1 million compared to $456.4 million for 2011. The increase in net income primarily was due to interest income from the growth in loan volume, refunds of Farm Credit insurance fund premiums paid in prior years, and program fees and distributions received under the AgDirect trade credit financing program. Net income was partially offset by an increase in the provision for credit losses and an increase in noninterest expense for increased staffing levels to support business initiatives and growth. Loan volume increased to $18.490 billion from $15.891 billion in 2011. Most of the increase came in the real estate portfolio. Members’ equity increased to $3.224 billion from $2.874 billion at the end of 2011. “Despite areas of drought, agriculture in our four-state area continued to grow and expand in 2012,” said Doug Stark, president and CEO. “Producers financed new real estate purchases, upgraded farm equipment and invested in farm improvements at the same time livestock producers were challenged by higher input costs. Our cooperative’s strong financial performance enabled us to once again pay significant cashback dividends to our customerowners.” The FCSAmerica Board of Directors in December approved a cash-back dividend that will distribute $130 million of the income earned in 2012 to customer-owners. This marks the ninth consecutive year of cash-back dividends, which have totaled nearly $700 million since 2004. About Farm Credit Services of America: Farm Credit Services of America is proud to finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With assets of more than $19 billion, FCSAmerica is one of the region’s leading providers of credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Learn more at www.fcsamerica.com.
Farm Ground ~~ Ranch Land
Directions to Glad Valley: From Faith, SD, go 3 W on Hwy 212, then 30 N on Hwy 73, then 20 E on Hwy 20 ~~~ From Lemmon, SD, go 35 S on Hwy 73, then 20 E on Hwy 20 ~~~ From Isabel, SD, go 17 W on Hwy 20 ~~ At Glad Valley, SD, go 3 N & 1 W to reach property • 4094.2 Deeded plus 723.61 Tribal (all pasture) & 1857.09 Linch Family Trust Lease (mostly pasture w/172.47 A. crop land) •1833.38 Deeded Farmland w/more land that could be farmed 320.24 Deeded Winter Wheat planted 528.55 Deeded in Hay (alfalfa & grass) 984.59 Deeded in Stubble & Summer Fallow •2260.82 Deeded Presently in Pasture & Trees Farmland acres fenced & laid out in strips ~ Hunting ~ Shelterbelts ~ Barns, Corrals & Windbreak ~ Stock Dams, Spring Fed Dugouts, Wells, some pipelines ~ Good access ~ Only 3 - 4 miles from Hwy 20 ~ FSA payments & Crop Bases ~~~ OFFERED IN 7 TRACTS AND AS 1 UNIT
Auction held at old Community Center on Main St. in Isabel, SD (Hwy 20 & Hwy 65)
4094+ Deeded Acres -- Plus 723 acre Tribal Lease & 1857 acre Private Lease -- Ziebach County – north of Faith, SD
Mon. Mar. 25, 2013 * 1:00 pm MT
Micky Barnica Estate & Larry Barnica
2013 KBJM Farm & Home Show
****************************************** 40+ Commercial Vendors Home Based Vendors ****************************************** Register for prizes adult prize is a grill kid’s prize is a bicycle
March 8, 2013 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Beeler Community Center Main Street Lemmon, SD
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
The Alaska Café will be in charge of concessions this year. They will hot roast beef sandwiches, walking tacos, hot dogs, chili dogs, and egg salad sandwiches among other food and drink items
Terms: 15 % down Auction Day w/balance due on or before April 25, 2013. Auctioneers represent Sellers Property absolutely sells to highest bidder on auction day without minimum or reserve bid!
Property Showings: Sundays Mar. 3 and Mar. 10 from 1-3 pm Broker Participation Invited ~ More Info at Websites
Dan Piroutek • 605-544-3316 R.E. Auctioneer, Lic. #282 www.PiroutekAuction.com
Piroutek Auction Service
Lonnie Arneson • 605-798-2525 R.E. Auctioneer, Lic. #11296 www.ArnesonAuction.com
Arneson Auction Service
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Pastors Perspective
If I have put my trust in gold or said to pure gold, 'You are my security’; if I have rejoiced over my great wealth, the fortune my hands had gained… I would have been unfaithful to God on high. (Job 31:24-25, 28 NAS)
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Pastor Calvin Chapman Church of Christ, Faith, S.D.
Arla Joan Leatherberry Marousek
Arla Joan Leatherberry Marousek, 78, of Moscow, Idaho died Saturday February 23, 2013 at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, after suffering from declining health over the past several months. Arla was born March 29, 1934 in Strool, South Dakota. to Clinton and Myrtle Leatherberry, and grew up on the family farm near Bison, South Dakota. After graduating from Bison High School she married Gerald Marousek on October 4, 1952. The next 10 years of their marriage involved starting a family and making several moves
Now, if we let ourselves learn from these experiences, we can find a security that is out of this world. But, it takes looking outside of this world to find any real security. Why? Because everything and everyone here will be taken from you if you are not taken from here first. Either way, the result is the same. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. (1Timothy 6:7 KJV) But, this need not upset us if we have placed our hope and trust in the One who made the world and us. Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save… Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them-- the LORD, who remains faithful forever. (Psalm 146:3-6 NAS)
There is no security in this world. Yet, we humans seem on a desperate search to find something on earth secure enough to build our lives around. We look for permanent rain patterns and get drought. We look for government help and get more taxes and control. We look for a magic pill to keep us healthy and find our arteries hardening and our cells mutating (cancer). We get suckered into believing the commercials on TV and then are left disillusioned and depressed because the new job or the new look or the new relationship still leaves us feeling the pain of our insecurity. And we learn once again just how insecure a place this world really is.
while Jerry pursued his educational goals, finally landing in Moscow in 1962. With the children in school, Arla began taking classes at the University of Idaho and earned her degree in 1976. She then managed the office of Faculty Secretary at the University of Idaho until she retired in 1999. After retirement Arla continued to do the things she liked best; sewing, knitting, needlework (she would make it but never show it), and genealogy. Her humor and ready smile were appreciated by all who knew her.
Arla is survived by her husband of 60 years Gerald Marousek at their Moscow home, daughter, Gail, of Portland, OR, son Douglas, daughter-in-law Dorothy, granddaughter, Helen of Derwood, MD and sister Audrey Lane of Hettinger, ND. At Arla’s request, her ashes will be placed at the family cemetery in Hettinger, ND and no local services will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow and online condolences may be sent to www.shortsfuneralchapel.com
Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in our thoughts and prayers.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 8:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 11:00 a.m.
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Class - 7:00 p.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.
Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: 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.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
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2013 State Highway spring load limit restrictions
Effective at 8:00 AM Friday, March 1, 2013, Spring Load Limit Restrictions will apply to the road segments and at the indicated weight limit shown in the table below. Highway, Location, Begin/End MRM Length Posting Region US 16A US 385 at Custer to SD 244 - 26.14 to 55.76 - 29.6 7 - 7 Tons/Axle - Rapid City SD 36 US 16A to SD 79 - 36.00 to 45.01 9.0 - 7 Tons/Axle - Rapid City SD 40 Hayward to Cheyenne River - 38.26 to 69.00 - 30.7 - 7 Tons/Axle - Rapid City SD 71 Neb Line to 2 mi S of Cheyenne R - 0.00 to 21.00 - 21.0 7 Tons/Axle - Rapid City SD 87 Wind Cave Nat’l Park to US 16/385 - 47.27 to 79.36 - 30.8 7 Tons/Axle - Rapid City SD 89 US 16A to SD 87 - 58.51 to 64.58 - 6.0 - 7 Tons/Axle - Rapid City SD 471 Provo to US 18 - 19.60 to 24.00 - 4.4 - 7 Tons/Axle - Rapid City The effective date of the load restrictions is determined by weather and road conditions. A Spring Load Restriction Report is usually issued in advance of any major load restriction change. This report is issued for guidance only and does not take precedence over load restriction signs in place. For further information or a copy of a Spring Load Restriction Map, please contact the DOT at 605-773-3704. Spring Load Limit Information may also be found on the Internet at: http://www.sddot.com/Operations/CVO/Spring_Load_Limits/in dex.htm
Educational sessions on long-term care options scheduled
The South Dakota Department of Social Services is hosting numerous educational sessions across the state this spring on long-term care and the Long-Term Care Partnership Program. “Planning for long-term care needs before you need them is helpful for you and your family,” said Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Social Services. “I strongly encourage South Dakotans to attend an educational session on the LongTerm Care Partnership Program to learn more about the options available for themselves and their family members. A long-term care insurance plan certified by the LongTerm Care Partnership Program benefits people needing long term care, their families, long term care providers and the state's Medicaid program." The Long-Term Care Partnership Program is a public-private partnership that offers individuals quality, affordable long-term care insurance without depleting their assets. The South Dakota Department of Social Services began offering educational sessions on the program in 2007 to raise awareness about long-term care insurance and the benefits for South Dakotans. The spring 2013 educational session schedule includes stops in several communities from March through May. Sessions will include basic information on long-term care, the costs related to it, how to plan for long-term care needs, what Medicare and Medicaid will cover and how the Long-Term Care Partnership Program can help. The educational sessions are open to the public. Each session is scheduled for one hour. March 5, Sioux Falls: IPC Community Ed, 201 E. 38th St., at 7:00 p.m. Session is open to the public, but registration is required. Please contact (605) 367-7999 March 7, Madison: Madison Public Library, 209 E. Center, at 2:00 p.m. March 11, Rapid City: Rapid City Public Library, 610 Quincy St., at 4:00 and 5:30 p.m. Available for questions between sessions March 12, Spearfish: BHSU Faculty and Staff Benefits Fair, Student Union Available from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. March 13, Rapid City: SDSMT Faculty and Staff Benefits Fair, Surbeck Center Available from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. March 18, Harrisburg: Legion Hall; 203 Prairie St., at 3:30 p.m. March 19, Brookings: SDSU Staff and Faculty Benefits Fair, Student Union Available from 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. March 28, Sioux Falls: Caille Branch Public Library, 4100 Carnegie Cr., 4:00 & 5:30 p.m. Available for questions between sessions April 3, Sioux Falls: Active Generations, 2300 W 46th St, at 10:00 a.m. Session is open to the public, but registration is requested. Please contact Active Generations (605) 336-6722 April 5, Vermillion: USD Muenster University Center – Room 216A, Cherry St. at Rose, at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 PM Available for questions between sessions April 5, Vermillion: City Building Community Room, 25 Center St., at 2:30 p.m. April 8, Winner: Tripp County Courthouse – Extension Meeting Room, 200 E 3rd St., at 2:00 p.m. April 9, Pierre: Becker Hanson Building, Commission Room, 700 E. Broadway Ave., 3:00 p.m. April 9, Pierre: Rawlins Municipal Library, 1000 East Church, at 5:30 p.m. April 10, Huron: Crossroads Inn, Symposium Room, 100 4th Street SW, at 1:00 p.m. April 11, Yankton: Yankton Public Library, 515 Walnut St, at 1:30 p.m. April 16, Chamberlain: Public Library, 110 E. Lawler, at 10:30 a.m. April 16, Mitchell: Mitchell Public Library, 221 North Duff Street, at 3:00 p.m. April 17, Brandon: Brandon Branch Library, 305 Splitrock Blvd., at 3:00 p.m. April 22, Aberdeen: NSU – Student Union, Maroon Room, 1200 S. Jay St. 2:00 & 3:30 p.m. Available for questions between sessions April 23, Mobridge: A.H. Brown Public Library, New Community Room, 521 N. Main, 4:00 p.m. April 24, Milbank: Grant County Library, 207 Park Ave E., 10:30 a.m. April 24, Watertown: Watertown Public Library, 160 6th Street NE, at 2:00 p.m. April 26, Brookings: Brookings Public Library, Cooper Room, 515 3rd St, at 2:00 p.m. April 29, Box Elder: Community Building, 420 Villa Dr., at 4:00 p.m. April 30, Hot Springs: Hot Springs Public Library, 2005 Library Drive, at 1:00 p.m. May 1, Deadwood: Deadwood Public Library, 435 Williams St., at 10:30 a.m.
Maintaining a Shelterbelt
methods of shelterbelt site preparation. 1. Tilling – tearing up and fallowing the entire area where the trees are to be planted. Trees usually establish quicker with this method with no competition. 2. Chemical fallowing with herbicide the entire area the year before planting. Trees are scalp planted into the sod. Trees will establish but survivability varies. 3. Tilling a 10’ wide strip and fallow for each row. Trees are planted and weed control fabric laid. The vegetation between the rows remains helping to prevent weed invasion. Planting shelterbelts with a variety of species helps decrease disease/ insect problems and extends shelterbelt life and function. Some shrubs to consider are Silver Buffaloberry, Chokecherry, Russian Almond, Caragana, Sand Cherry, Nanking Cherry, Cotoneaster, Golden Currant, Hansen Hedge Rose, Lilac and American Plum. Some mid-size trees to consider include Amur Maple, Apricot, Crabapple, Arnold Hawthorne, Homestead Hawthorne, Tartarian Maple and Russian Olive. Some tall trees to consider are Honeylocust, Hackberry, Golden Willow, Cottonwood, Kentucky Coffee Tree, Boxelder and Bur Oak. Some evergreen trees to consider are Meyers Spruce, Eastern Red Cedar, Rocky Mountain Juniper, Austrian Pine, Ponderosa Pine, Scotch Pine and Black Hills Spruce. Why do shelterbelts fail? Primarily due to moisture being at a premium in our sub-arid climate, heavy competition for that moisture is one of the main causes of Smooth shelterbelt decline. Brome Grass is the worst culprit but grasses in general are more efficient competitors for moisture than trees and shrubs. Weeds of various types if not controlled rob moisture from shelterbelts. Old age and death especially of shortlived tree species also occurs when trees reach the end of their expected lifespan. The main shelterbelt maintenance methods are tilling, mowing, herbicides, weed control fabric and cover crops. Tilling eliminates weeds and grasses and allowing trees to establish. Mowers or Weed Badgers are often used by landowners or hired done. Chemicals are commonly used alone or in combination with other methods. Sprays like Treflan and Princep are used to maintain, or prevent competition from grasses and weeds within shelterbelts. Casoron is put around the holes in fabric to keep weeds from growing around trees and Roundup can be used for spot treatment weed control. Generally weed control fabric has improved survival rates and increased growth rates of trees and shrubs in our area. The fabric needs to be cut in either an “X” or “half moon” pattern about a foot in
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By Robert Drown, Natural Resource Specialist The method used to prepare for planting a new shelterbelt has a lot to do with future maintenance. Following are three common
size at planting. After 5 years the holes need to be enlarged to allow room for tree growth. As time goes on the holes will need to be enlarged again or the fabric removed. Cover crops should be considered for use in shelterbelts. Two that work well are Proso Millet and wildflowers. Both reseed themselves providing dense cover that control weeds and grass competition. Over time viability of weed seeds decrease and trees grow large shading out weeds. Finally, maintaining fences to keep livestock out of shelterbelts is also very important. Livestock can destroy shelterbelts over time by browsing leaves and twigs, rubbing bark off, breaking limbs, and compacting soil over tree roots. My source for this news release was South Dakota Department of Agriculture, Division of Resource Conservation and Forestry. If you would like more information about “Maintaining a Shelterbelt,” contact Bob Drown at the Conservation Office at 605-244-5222, Extension 4 or by e-mail at robert.drown@sd.nacdnet.net.
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Bison 5th & 6th grade students complete D.A.R.E. program
D.A.R.E. officer Kirby Chapman, Jace Prelle, Bailee Storm, Jessica Stockert, Tallie Lundberg, Shane Collins,Jaren Beckman, Bradey Labrier, Tanner Cables, Mrs Stockert. Hannah McKinstry, Marleigh Hulm, Kiley Schuchard, Braden Kopren, Carter Johnson, Taylor Fisher.
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Shaley Lensegrav, only child of Les and Cindy Lensegrav, was born August 27, 1994. She has always lived on the family’s third generation Angus ranch, about 20 miles east of Bison on Highway 73. The ranch is actually located within the boundaries of the Lemmon school district and Shaley went to their rural Progress School through the 7th grade. Through open enrollment, she came to school in Bison in the 8th grade and, since then, she’s been a very busy girl. Scholastically, she is one of the top students in her class and a member of the National Honor Society. She’s the class president and also president of the Student Council. She’s a soprano in the school chorus and plays piano and guitar. She’s been involved in 5 school plays, has excelled in Oral Interp, and FFA state competitions. She played varsity volleyball and she was last year’s Prom Queen! Her focus is on three varied areas right now… She was selected as one of 20 West River seniors to compete for scholarship money in KEVN’s oratory contest. Last week, she appeared on the TV nightly news to give her talk about the advantages that FFA offers young people. Secondly, she’s attending play practices for a leading role as Rapunzel in this year’s production, “The Princess Scandal,” which was written by BHS sophomore Kianna Brockel. She is also working on a Career Development Event for the spring FFA state competition. Already, during her high school years, “I’ve gotten to be on the big stage twice,” she said. She has competed in horse judging, ag broadcasting and job interviews. Shaley is currently her chapter’s vice president. Outside of school, Shaley is a 10-year member of the Rough and Ready 4-H club and she is a lifetime member of the Church of God in Lemmon where she leads the music every other Sunday. Shaley was sponsored by Grand Electric to attend the Washington Youth Tour last summer. “It was awesome. I had a fun time,” she said. Her very favorite thing was standing under the dome in the Capitol Rotunda. She plans to attend BHSU, Spearfish, beginning a major in Mass Communication. She’ll be near her grandparents, Ken and Helen Westphal and her Uncle Monte.
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Tiss Treib spent time with Dorena Wiechmann, Kari Hoff and Esther Johnson while they were in Hettinger Tuesday. Al and Tiss Treib made a trip to Hettinger Friday. Al and Tiss Treib were among those who attended the Byron Mattis Medical Benefit rummage and bake sale in Hettinger Saturday. They also attended the Butch Mattis Medical Benefit dinner and silent auction in Hettinger Sunday afternoon. Max Smebakken was a Wednesday
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dinner guest of John and Shirley Johnson. Jim and Patsy Miller were Wednesday evening card players with John and Shirley Johnson. Paulo Mauri and Duane Meink called on Helen Meink Sunday. Jim and Patsy Miller traveled to Lemmon Monday. Matt and Christi Miller were Tuesday supper guests of Jim and Patsy Miller. Jim and Patsy Miller made a trip to Lemmon Wednesday.
Jim and Patsy Miller made a trip to Scranton Thursday and on their way home, they visited with Violet Miller at the Western Horizon’s Care Center. Jim and Patsy Miller were among those who were guests of Chet and Mandy Anderson and family to help Chet and Erik celebrate their birthday’s Thursday evening. Jim and Patsy Miller played pinochle in Hettinger Friday. Jim and Patsy Miller attended a Shriners supper and meeting in Faith. Jim and Patsy Miller and Christi Miller attended the funeral for Vivan Lyon in Lemmon Saturday. Jim and Patsy Miller were Saturday supper guests of Nolan and Linda Seim. Lester and Sharon Longwood were Wednesday afternoon guests of Tim and JoAnne Seim. Tim and JoAnne Seim were among those who were guests of Chet and Mandy Anderson and family Thursday evening to help Chet and Erik celebrate their birthdays. Tim and JoAnne Seim were among those who attended the funeral for Vivan Lyon in Lemmon Saturday. Monday, Jim and Patsy Miller stopped in and had a coffee break with Thelma Sandgren. Wednesday, Thelma Sandgren went to Hettinger for an apt. She then stopped and visited with Jim and Angie Spenny on her way home. Saturday, Georgia Sandgren of Sturgis came and had dinner with Thelma Sandgren and spent the afternoon. Sunday, Kylee Sandgren was a Dinner guest of her grandmother, Thelma Sandgren and spent some time. Jasmine Seim was a Friday overnight guest of Ella and Greta Anderson. Nolan and Linda Seim and family attended the Butch Mattis Medical Benefit Rummage and bake sale in Hettinger Saturday. Albert Keller returned to work on Tuesday. Wednesday, Bridget Keller and the boys made a trip to Lemmon to do some errands. Friday, Dawn Harris was a morning visitor of Bridget Keller and the boys. Saturday, Bridget Keller and kids traveled to Alberts rig to spend time with him and help celebrate his birthday on Monday the 25th. Bridget made him a home made German Chocolate cake at his request. They plan to return home on Tuesday evening.
Wednesday was a cloudy old day, but Steve Sandgren and his daughter Leslie came out to the ranch and had lunch with Thelma which she really appreciated and checked on her lifeline, she will have to get a new phone. Thursday, Brady Ham came all the way over to pick up Thelma Sandgren and take her to his place to see her new baby dorsal calf and other things. What an interesting afternoon. Fun, and then they went back to Thelma’s for goodies. Thank you Brady! Friday was Thelma’s usual day in Hettinger, hair, lunch, cards and nursing home. Saturday, Steve Sandgren came out for just a bit and our tempera continued on page 11
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South Dakota Farm Bureau young farmers & ranchers excel at National Leadership Conference
Young members of the South Dakota Farm Bureau received honors at the American Farm Bureau’s national Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Conference held February 8-12 in Phoenix. Two South Dakota State University students competed in the national Collegiate Farm Bureau Discussion Meet and advanced to the “Sweet 16” round, one step away from the “Final Four” round where the winner is chosen. Bailey Hurlbert, a junior Ag Education and Ag Communications major from Raymond, S.D., and John Weber, a sophomore Animal Science major from Sanborn, M.N., won the SDSU Collegiate Farm Bureau Discussion Meet last November and were chosen to represent South Dakota at this national contest. South Dakota was one of only two states to advance both of their competitors to the Sweet 16 round, and Bailey and John were the first Collegiate Farm Bureau members from South Dakota to ever make it this far in the competition. “Bailey and John both did an outstanding job in the Collegiate Farm Bureau Discussion Meet,” said Scott VanderWal, President of the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB) from Volga, S.D. “They were definitely among the top contestants there in Phoenix.” The Discussion Meet contest is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. The meet is evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined agricultural topic, with the judges looking for constructive criticism, cooperation and communication. SDSU Collegiate Farm Bureau is an affiliate of the South Dakota Farm Bureau and its Young Farmers & Ranchers program designed for those 18 to 35 years of age. On February 9 at the national YF&R Leadership Conference, Travis Gebhart of Meadow, S.D., graduated from the Partners in Agricultural Leadership (PAL) program, an advanced leadership development training program through the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). Each state Farm Bureau is able to nominate one candidate each year to the PAL program, and only 10 participants are chosen nationwide by AFBF for each class. Participants are selected based on their leadership ability and Farm Bureau involvement. “I would like to congratulate Travis on his successful completion of the PAL program,” VanderWal added. “The experience and leadership skills he has gained the last two years are second to none and will serve him well as he continues to be a leader for the agriculture industry.” During the two-year PAL program, Gebhart traveled to New York City, Washington, D.C., St. Louis and Phoenix to study agricultural issues in-depth and to receive media, advocacy and leadership training. Travis is the president of the Perkins County Farm Bureau and he and his wife, Renae, are past Chairs of the SDFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee. “Partners in Agricultural Leadership puts a new perspective on the world. The media training in New York City was a real eye-opener for this West River cattle rancher,” Travis Gebhart commented. “I want to stay involved in my county Farm Bureau, on the state board, and never stop growing and learning.” In December, Travis and Renae were elected to serve on the AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee, a national honor based on their leadership abilities and Farm Bureau involvement. They will serve on the YF&R Committee from 2013 to 2015. The couple ranches near Meadow, S.D., and have three young children.
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continued from page 10 ture was 60, was that good or bad. Tuesday night Bridget Keller and the boys returned home from seeing Albert at work. Friday, Bridget Keller and the boys traveled to Lemmon to check on Keller Kreations inventory at Modern Expressions and to pick up her bountiful basket. Friday evening, Dawn stopped in briefly on her way home from work and picked up Lil Albert and he was an overnight guest at Grandpa and Grandma Harris'. Duane and Dawn Harris dropped Lil Albert back off at his home Saturday morning. Al and Tiss Treib made a trip to Hettinger and Lemmon Monday and went out to lunch. Ben Wiechmann, Ezra and Miles were Tuesday afternoon visitors of Al and Tiss Treib. John and Shirley Johnson and Lester Longwood were Tuesday evening guests of Al and Tiss Treib. Donna Allen was a Wednesday supper guest of Al and Tiss Treib. Tiss Treib met Marla Archibald on the road Wednesday evening to drop off bars for a Nursing Home Fundraiser Thursday in Hettinger. Thanks Marla! Loran Kilen and Amy Traxel visited with Al and Tiss Treib at St. Alexius hospital in Bismarck Friday evening and Tiss took them out to supper.
Al and Tiss Treib made a trip to Mobridge Thursday and then on to Bismarck. They returned home Saturday afternoon. Max Smebakken was a Friday coffee guest of John and Shirley Johnson. LaVonne Foss was a Saturday dinner guest of John and Shirley Johnson. Sue Meink brought Helen Meink supper this week. Jim and Patsy Miller spent time in Lemmon Monday. Jim and Patsy Miller made a trip to Scranton Tuesday. Jim and Patsy Miller spent Friday in Bison for the Eastern Star Official visit. Saturday, Jim and Patsy Miller traveled to Hettinger and visited with Violet Miller. Tim and JoAnne Seim called on Chet and Mandy Anderson and family Friday morning. Chet Anderson and boys and Nolan Seim took items to Gladys and Emil Schell Saturday afternoon. Jasmine Seim spent the afternoon with the Anderson girls. Sarah Dreiske was a Sunday morning visitor of Nolan and Linda Seim and family. Sunday afternoon, Jim and Patsy Miller brought some donations for Gladys and Emil Schell to the Nolan Seim ranch. They had din-sup together.
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Senator Ryan Maher’s views of week 8 of the 2013 Legislative session
to participate in the democratic process for creating laws. Not all bills pass, however ALL citizens have had the opportunity to be heard. This week is the final week of Session and unlike Washington DC, we will balance the state budget. Because of the fiscal restraint we have implemented over the past several years our fiscal house is in order and we are well positioned to balance our budget this year without raising taxes and without cutting government services. The budget will prioritize education funding in our state. In fact, nearly 50% of the budget will be spent on education funding. It will also prioritize funding to take care of people which will consist of nearly 40% of the budget and includes Medicaid spending. 10% of the budget will be spent on protecting the public and money spent on the rest of government will equal about 5%. As we review the revenue projections that will impact our state budget we are continuing to consider the impacts of the sequestration. The current impact to the SD state budget could be a loss of about $24 million a year in federal funds. The state-by-state reports released by the White House are full of numbers about funding cuts for schools, defense, public health, law enforcement and social services – any of which could be true if Congress and Obama fail to act. Some of the most dire White House predictions are about education funding. However, the White House doesn’t mention: Those cuts wouldn’t actually kick in until the next school year. That’s because those two programs – Title I aid to disadvantaged students and special-education aid under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act – are funded in advance, so they’re already covered for this school year. The bottom line on sequestration is that the cuts will be real; however, they will not be nearly as devastating as the media is leading people to believe. Some of the highlights of the past week include: •Progress is being made on economic development and job creation plan. HB 1161 will help promote expansion of existing SD businesses and provide incentives for new businesses that will create jobs. The bill passed the House 636 with bipartisan support and is now in the Senate. •The Senate also passed SB 237 to establish a needs-based scholarship, referred to as the “Dakota Dream Scholarship”, with unanimous support. This scholarship is designed to help students who want to attend college or technical school with some much needed help. •The House also passed HB1061 with near unanimous support. The bill will enable South Dakota to get in on the captive insurance industry. It would allow a corporation to self-insure, using its own revenues and setting up its own insurance company. It would then pay premiums into that company. Captive insurance might be used by a large corporation that has difficulty finding an insurance company willing to insure for industry-specific factors. •In the Senate Commerce Committee this Friday we passed out House Bill 1142 on a vote of 5 aye to 2 nay. HB 1142, sates that no health insurer, including the South Dakota Medicaid program and Medicare, may obstruct patient choice by excluding a health care provider licensed under the laws of this state from participating on the health insurer's panel of providers if the provider is located within the geographic coverage area of the health benefit plan and is willing to meet the terms and conditions of participation as established by the health insurer. In other words your health insurance provider will no longer be able to tell you what doctor you can and cannot see. Should is bill pass there will no longer be in and out of network options, and for people living in rural areas I think this will be a good option for them. • The House also passed HB 1056 to revise various trust and trust company provisions to keep our state’s growing trust industry competitive. The final week of Session will be the busiest yet and we will continue working hard to balance our state budget without raising taxes on hard working South Dakotans. Please keep in touch on the issues and feel free to contact me at (605) 850-3598 or at my legislative email sen.maher@state.sd.us my person email address is rmm2697@hotmail.com. I enjoy the chance to serve as an elected official in your citizen Legislature. As always you can follow everything online athttp://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2013/index.aspx
We have now completed the 8th week of legislative session- thus completing 32 of the 38 days scheduled. Nearly 500 bills were introduced this year and we are now down to under 100 active bills left. There are 47 bills that are still active in the House and 54 active bills in the Senate. So far, the Governor has signed 28 bills into law. We have dealt with a multitude of issues over the past 8 weeks and have spent hundreds of hours facilitating public hearings where all citizens have had the opportunity
Representative Betty Olson’s views of week 8 of the 2013 Legislative session
tional debt under this administration and if this is the only way to stop the spending, I’m all for it! Check out our ballooning national debt here: http://usdebtclock.org/ but don’t do it at bedtime or you’ll never get to sleep. Meanwhile, back in South Dakota, these bills passed the House this week: SB 151 clarifies the maintenance responsibilities on unimproved section lines. SB 86 increases the minimum salary payable to county officials, state's attorneys, and sheriffs. SB 156 authorizes township boards to increase the front foot assessment for road maintenance, repairs, and improvements and to revise certain provisions concerning road districts established by townships. SB 88 authorizes the county to deny bids on county sales of tax deed properties if the bidder is not current on property taxes due. SB 145 revises provisions concerning the content of annual property tax bill. SB 96 exempts school districts from the requirement to reorganize due to low enrollment. SB 190 makes an appropriation to fund tax refunds for elderly persons and persons with a disability, to revise the income eligibility requirements for property and sales tax refunds, and to declare an emergency. SB 39 establishes a penalty for a juvenile convicted as an adult of a Class A or B felony and allows a sentence of up to life imprisonment after a sentencing hearing. SB 168 requires that newborns be screened for congenital heart defects. SB 205 is my bill to put wolves on the predator list. It won’t apply to the western Dakotas until the feds remove them from the endangered species list, which they’ve promised to do so this month. Let’s hope they do it. SB 1revises the provisions regarding plugging and performance bonds for oil and gas wells and to repeal the supplemental restoration bond requirement. This is another of the bills that came out of our Oil and Gas Development Committee summer study. SB 83 designates Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day as a working holiday. Rep. Elizabeth May had her seatmate, Rep. Brock Greenfield, read a touching tribute to her brother Sam Marty, who is a decorated Vietnam veteran. Liz was raised on the Marty ranch south of the Slim Buttes where Sam still lives and our fathers grew up together. It’s a good thing she didn’t ask me to read the tribute to Sam because I could not have made it through without tearing up. Even Brock struggled with it and he doesn’t even know Sam! SB 89 limits the liability of retail dealers in petroleum products under certain conditions. This will allow west river gas stations to legally sell 85 Octane like they’ve been doing for the last 60 years. SB 227 will allow you to legally carry a concealed weapon on your snowmobile. And no, I didn’t know that was against the law either! SB 166 increases the number of years that permits to carry a concealed weapon are valid from four to five years. SB 130 revises provisions concerning absentee voting. SB 6 determines whether factors affecting productivity should be applied if the actual use of agricultural land does not correspond to the soil classification standards. SB 74 requires the forfeiture of preference points for certain hunting licenses upon conviction of unlawfully killing, destroying, taking, or possessing trophy animals. SB 115 increases the commercial fertilizer inspection fee for purposes of fertilizer-related research and creates the Nutrient Research Education Council to promote such research. I also brought House Commemoration 1025 on Friday recognizing Saturday, July 27, 2013, as the National Day of the American Cowboy. Four of my bills were passed out of the Senate Ag Committee this week: HB 1083 revises the crime of rustling to include sheep and goats. HB 1123 increases the surcharge on hunting licenses by a dollar to be used for predator control. HB 1167 restructures the policy advisory committee for animal damage control. HB 1168 allows local predator con-
March 8 is the last day of the 2013 legislative session, with March 25 set as Veto Day when legislators go back to Pierre to decide if we want to override any of the governor’s vetoes. It was refreshing to see that the world did not come to an end March 1st when sequestration kicked in, in spite of the dire predictions President Obama made when Congress refused to cave in to his demands to raise your taxes even higher to prevent sequestration from occurring. Even though sequestration was his idea, Obama is blaming Congress for the measly 85 billion dollar decrease in projected federal spending, a reduction of just 2.4 percent! He ignores the 600 billion dollars in tax increases that Congress gave him in the fiscal cliff negotiations in January in return for zero cuts to spending and the one trillion dollars in new taxes for ObamaCare, but taxpayers have certainly noticed the hit to their pocketbooks. Six trillion dollars has been added to the na-
Rep. Betty Olson
trol districts to increase the assessments on producers for predator control if the increases are approved by a majority of the producers in the district. The School Sentinel bill passed the Senate on Wednesday. HB 1087 provides for the creation of school sentinel programs and for the training of school sentinels. To get in touch with me, call the House Chamber number 773-3851. Leave a phone number and I'll call you back. The fax number is 7736806. If you send a fax, address it to Rep. Betty Olson. You can also email me at rep.bettyolson@state.sd.us during session. You can keep track of bills and committee meetings at this link: http://legis.state.sd.us/ Use this link to find the legislators, see what committees they are on, read all the bills and track the status of each bill, listen to committee hearings, and contact the legislators.
Representative Betty Olson and Representative Elizabeth May at the Retailers banquet in Pierre.
Notice is hereby given pursuant to SDCL 6-13-4, that the following properties, acquired by Perkins County through tax deed proceedings, have been declared surplus property by Perkins County and will be offered for sale to the highest bidder by sealed bid for cash at 11:00 a.m. MDT on tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Perkins County Courthouse in Bison, SD. Legal Description: Lemmon Original, Block 13 Lots 14 & 15, City of Lemmon. Appraised Value: $20,000 Conditions: Roof repaired bring up to city code within 90 days. Sealed bids should be mailed or delivered to: Perkins County Finance Officer, Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer, PO Box 126, Bison, SD 57620 Bids must be received prior to the bid opening at 11:00 a.m. MDT. Bidders will be allowed to orally raise their bids at the opening and the County Reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Terms of Sale: Cash at the time of acceptance of bid. Perkins County will transfer all rights, title and interests that Perkins County has acquired via Quit Claim Deed to successful bidder. Any announcements made at the bid opening will take precedence. Dated this 25th day of February, 2013 /s/ Sylvia Chapman SYLVIA CHAPMAN Perkins County Finance Officer
Notice of Sale of Perkins County Surplus Real Property
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.
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.
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.
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will hold it’s Equalization Meeting at 7 p.m. March 18, 2013 at the home of Justin Seidel. [Published March 7 & March 14, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $5.21.]
Marshfield Township
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.] 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.]
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.
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.]
will be at 5:30 p.m. March 11, 2013 at the home of Bart Carmichael. [Published March 7, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $3.25.]
Englewood Township Annual Meeting
Ada Township
[Published February 28, 2013 and March 7, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $30.55.]
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.
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.
[Published March 7 & March 14, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $38.34.]
Voter registration for the School Election to be held on April 9, 2013 will close on March 25th, 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, call the county auditor at 605-244-5624. Registration may be completed during regular business hours at the county auditor’s office, municipal finance office, and those locations which provide driver’s licenses, food stamps, TANF, WIC, military recruitment, and assistance to the disabled as provided by the Department of Human Services. Voters with disabilities may contact the county auditor for information and special assistance in voter registration, absentee voting, or polling place accessibility. Bonnie Crow, Business Manager Bison School District #52-1 Bison, South Dakota
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
SDCL 10-11-13 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That the governing body, sitting as a Review Board of the Town of Bison, Perkins County, South Dakota, will meet at City Hall in said taxing jurisdiction on MONDAY, the 18th day of March, 2012 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said taxing district for the year 2012. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment are required to notify the city finance officer no later than March 14, 2013. Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer Town of Bison Dated February 21, 2013
A school land lease auction will be held in Perkins County Courthouse, in Bison, SD on March 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM (MT).
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.]
[Published February 28 and March 7, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $18.20.]
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
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
March 11, 2013, 7:00 pm PROPOSED AGENDA: Pledge of Allegiance Call to Order Consent Agenda Approve Agenda Minutes Financial Reports Approval of Claims – Delegations –
Updates from the building committee – Review and approval of the 2013-2014 school year calendar – Letter of resignation – Contract Approval – Superintendent Search – Issue teacher contracts –
Approve Memorandum of Agreement—Hettinger Wrestling Co-op
Discuss teacher recruitment concerns – Executive Session for personnel matters – (Personnel Issue SDCL 1-25-2 (1) ) Motion to Adjourn -[Published March 7, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $16.25.]
[Published March 7 and 14, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $26.00.]
[Published February 28 and March 7, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $22.75.]
[Published March 7, 2013 and March 14, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $38.99.]
[Published March 7, 2013 and March 14, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $24.70.]
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Last Monday morning, Fred and Bev Schopp visited at the Ginther ranch with Katelyn Ginther and got acquainted with their new great grandson Tristan. Monday and Tuesday, Fred and Bev Schopp spent in Bismarck. Thursday evening, some of the Ray and Julie Schopp family were guests of Fred and Bev Schopp to celebrate Kelly’s birthday. Saturday, Fred and Bev Schopp traveled to Mobridge for the basketball tournament. Fred and Bev Schopp were happy to get word of the arrival of a new little great granddaughter Sadie Jo, born to Bobi and Jeremy Webben at Prior Lake, MN. Friday evening, Violet Chapman, Bernice Kari and Mary Ellen Fried enjoyed supper together. Sunday afternoon, Mary Ellen Fried visited at the home of Jim and Vera Wilson.
DISPLAY ADS: $4.70 per column inch. CLASSIFIED ADS: $5.90 for 30 words; 10¢ for each word thereafter. $2.00 billing charge applies. THANK YOU'S: $5.90 minimum or $3.10 per column inch. $2.00 billing charge applies. HIGHLIGHTS & HAPPENINGS: $5.90 minimum or $3.10 per column inch. $2.00 billing charge applies. HAPPY ADS: With or Without Picture: $15.00 minimum or B $4.50 per column inch.BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: $36.00 for 2x7 announcement. Ad Deadline is Monday at NOON! Legal Deadline is Friday at NOON! 244-7199 or courier@sdplains.com
WANTED 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. High-Speed Internet Access. Email Resume: careers@smartsalesandlease.com For rent: Homestead Heights located in Bison, S.D., has a one and two bedroom apartment available. Homestead Heights is a low-income elderly and disabled Section 8 HUD (Housing and Urban Development) housing facility. We are smoke free. Energy Assistance is available for those who qualify. Utilities are included in the rent. Homestead Heights is an equal housing opportunity. For more information, please call (605) 244-5473. B14-tfn
Advertising Rates:
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
HELP WANTED: Grand Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an opening for a part-time Accountant position at their headquarters office in Bison, SD. This position has good potential to become full-time. The successful applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent. It is preferable that the applicant have a minimum of two years of general office experience, including but not limited to, payroll, accounts payable and general bookkeeping. Job duties include posting journal entries, verifying and posting invoices, processing checks, etc. Interested individuals please send your resume to Colgan Huber, Director of Finance, Grand Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 39, Bison, SD 57620. Grand Electric is an equal opportunity employer. Deadline for submitting resumes is March 8, 2013. B36-3tc Thank You A very belated Thank You to all of those who, once again, contributed gifts to the annual CAVA tree at the courthouse over the holidays. You certainly helped many others feel loved and remembered. The Town & Country CFEL club
tric Cooperative, Inc., P. O. Box 39, Bison, SD. An Equal Opportunity Employer. Deadline for submitting resumes is March 11, 2013. B36-3tc
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MARCH 10, 1 p.m. Community Center, Faulkton, SD. Johnnies Liquor memorabilia, signs, lights, decanters; old coins, currency; WWII memorabilia; collectables. Dan Ramsdell 605-2905930. Triple A Auction, Joe Sovell.
CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITALCuster 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 Human Resources at (605) 673-2229 ext. 110 for more information or log onto www.regionalhealth.com to apply. LOG HOMES DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig Connell, 6052 6 4 5 6 5 0 , www.goldeneagleloghomes.com. NOTICES ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper or 800-6583697 for details. STEEL BUILDINGS STEEL BUILDINGS BLOW OUT SALE! Early bird spring discounts! Save up to 40% off on machinery storage and shops. Limited Offer! Call Jim, 1-888-782-7040.
LARGE BUFFALO AUCTION for Kevin Casey family, Riata Bison, Wednesday, March 20, near Vivian, SD. 540+ quality head sell, all ages. See on WWW.BRADEENAUCTION.COM 605-673-2629. MARCH 10, 1 p.m. Community Center, Faulkton, SD. Johnnies Liquor memorabilia, signs, lights, decanters; old coins, currency; WWII memorabilia; collectables. Dan Ramsdell 605-2905930. Triple A Auction, Joe Sovell. EMPLOYMENT FLOORCOVERING, NE Nebraska store wants to hire salesperson and installer. Both must be experienced in complete range of floorcovering products. Salary plus benefits. NTRAJV@gmail.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 FOR RENT
Five Counties Nursing Home
EOE/M/FV/D Drug Free Workplace Employer
Must have good work ethic. FREE C.N.A. certification Complete wage and complete benefits package for FT. For more information call Human Resources at 605-374-3871 or get application at Five Counties, Box 479, Lemmon, SD 57638. fch1@sdplain.com
Seeking persons for •CNA - FT/PT •RN and LPN FT/PT
Need extra cash? Job security as a trained health care worker.
HELP WANTED Grand Electric Cooperative, Inc. is accepting resumes for an Apprentice/Journeyman Electrician /Serviceperson. Must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have one year of advanced electrical training or electric vo-tech graduate or equivalent. Work includes sales, installation and repair of appliances, heating/cooling and residential and farmstead wiring. This is a full time position located in Bison, SD, with good pay and benefits: hospitalization, 401K savings plan, retirement, life and accident insurance, sick leave and vacation. Working hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applicant must be able to work overtime hours when needed and be able to do some heavy lifting of up to 100 pounds. Contact Steve Senn, Asst. Operations Manager or Colle Nash, Director of Operations at Grand Elec-
Barbara and the family of Vivan Lyon wish to express their deepest thanks and gratitude to the staff of Five Counties Nursing Home, his doctors and nurses, all the family and friends that visited Vivan and provided support during this difficult time. Special thanks to Chaplain David Peterson for his visits and kind words, the Calvary Lutheran Church and the Ladies that made and served the refreshments after the service. Thank you for the many hugs, floral and plant arrangements, cards , memorials and the flowers from the LHS Class of ‘61. Your thoughtfulness will not be forgotten.
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