Bison Courier, May 24, 2012

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Volume 29 Number 49 May 24, 2012
Includes Tax
Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429 Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198
Bison Courier
Bison High School class of 2012
Potluck dinner at the Imanuel Lutheran Church at Zeona, Sunday, June 3 at 12:30 to honor Ilma Gabriel’s 90th Birthday. Come and help celebrate with the Special Lady! Mixed Couples golf league will start on Tuesday, May 29, teams will consist of two people. Anybody interested in Golf League contact Jeffrey Johnson at 605-390-3743.
Bridal Shower honoring Kalin Engle, bride-elect of Beau Chapman, on Saturday, June 2, at 10:00 a.m. at the Prairie Lounge in Bison. The bride is registered at Sears and Decker's Floral.
Highlights & Happenings
Golf Fun nights will be on Thursdays, and on May 31, there will be a clean-up evening at the golf course starting at 6:00.
The softball league is looking for a group or individual to do the concession stand Thursday nights. Games begin at 6pm. Contact Tally Seim if interested, as soon as possible. 605-431-0682 or 7882981.
Back row: Roy Goddard, Kylee Sandgren, Tanner Besler. Middle row: Shawn Klein, Carrietta Schalesky. Front row: Jessica Johnson, Lindsey Hendrickson, Christian Wolff. Look for more graduation coverage inside. Photo courtesy of Nancy Reimer.
Memorial Day Program Bison American Legion
Welcome.........................................................Post #255 Steve Senn Advance of Colors.........................................Post #255 Color Guard Invocation...................Post #255 Chaplin Pastor Gerhardt Juergens National Anthem...............................................................Audience Address...........Gerhardt Juergens • 1986 - 1990 USAF, Bison, S.D. December 1989 • participated in “Just Cause” in Panama Years of Service Awards..................................Post #255 Steve Senn Placng of Wreath................................................................Auxiliary Video Benediction................Post #255 Chaplin Pastor Grehardt Juergens Retiring of Colors......................................... Post #255 Color Guard Placement of Wreath at Flag Memorial Dismissal.......................................................Post #255 Steve Senn
Color Guard will proceed to the Cemeteries - aproximately Bison - 10:15; Meadow - 10:30; Chance - 11:00; Prairie City - 11:40
Rogers-Smith Post #255 • Monday, May 28, 2012 • 9:00 a.m.
Rummage sale at Vera Kraemer’s on Friday, June 1, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 201 East Carr St. Some of the proceeds will be used to fill 4th of July Care Packages for deployed soldiers. Anybody who wants to donate rummage sale items to the campaign should call Vera, 2445779 or Beth Hulm, 244-5231. Fabrics, children, baby and women’s clothing, housewares, Avon products and more. MEMORIAL DAY WREATHS AND VASES AVAILABLE NOW!! The Jolly Ranchers 4H Club has partnered with the Bison Food Store to offer for sale to the public, beautiful Memorial Day Wreaths and Vases. They are made of recycled products, hand crafted by the Jolly Ranchers and reasonably priced. Thank you for supporting 4H and local business. White goods and branches: The Town of Bison will pick up white goods from curb sites on Wednesday afternoon, May 23. All freon must be removed and the appliance tagged before items can be picked up. The town maintenance crew will pick up tree branches, etc., beginning Thursday, May 24.
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Jackson receives degree
The 45th Annual Lake Area Technical Institute graduation ceremony was held Friday, May 11, 2012, with six hundred forty graduates receiving their diplomas. The following student was presented an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS), by Deb Shephard, President of Lake Area Tech. Jamie L Jackson, Bison, SD Energy Operations
Jolly Ranchers 4H club stil has Memorial Day Wreaths and Vases for sale!!!
The Jolly Ranchers 4H Club met Sunday, May 6, 2012 at the Brushy Schoolhouse. Vice President, Jacob Kolb, called the meeting to order. Nicole led the Pledge of Allegiance and Shawna Kolb led the 4H Pledge. 11 members answered roll call to the topic of “what would you do with 1 hour of free time?” Stephanie read the minutes of the last meeting and they were approved as read. The Treasurer’s Report was unavailable. Outstanding bills were received and Stephanie made a motion, seconded by Julianna, to pay the outstanding bills. OLD BUSINESS: Veronica gave a report on the Memorial Day wreaths and vases that have been sold and that still are available for sale at the Bison Food Store. Several members of our club attended the Horse Safety Training that was held in Bison, April 20, 2012. Depending on weather and schedules, we will all get together sometime and put steel on the porch part of the building and paint. NEW BUSINESS: Veronica asked the club if they would be willing to donate money to purchase 2 plaques for the Perkins County Horseshow that is to be held June 11, 2012. Shawna made a motion, seconded by Nicole to do so. LEADERS REPORT: Daphne gave the report and reminded us that a very important Leaders Meeting is to held Monday, May 7, 2012. Respectfully Submitted: Julianna Kari, Reporter
Grand Electric’s Annual Meeting to be Held Friday, June 1st:
Entertainment Provided by The Potter Family
Great entertainment, good food and door prizes await those who attend Grand Electric’s Annual Meeting on Friday, June 1, 2012. This year’s Annual Meeting will be held at West River’s Warehouse in Bison, SD. Please note the following time changes to the agenda: Open House and Office Tours will begin at 2:30 p.m.; Demonstrations will start at 3:30 p.m.; Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m.; the barbecued beef, pork and lamb supper will be from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; the business meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. and The Potter Family will be entertaining you at 7:00 p.m. The Potter Family enjoys performing a variety of vintage, 50’s and 60’s music at various venues, and they continue to maintain their roots in gospel music. The members of The Potter Family have been singing and performing since childhood. Stop by Grand Electric’s Annual Meeting and enjoy an evening filled with music by The Potter Family. During the business meeting, members will hear reports on the Cooperative’s business for 2011, elect three directors and receive updates on current activities as well as challenges. There will be door prizes for kids. During the meeting, kids will be entertained in the social room. Members attending Grand Electric’s Annual Meeting will also have a chance to win one of numerous door prizes that will be given away during the meeting. At 6:00 p.m., one lucky individual will have a chance to play “PLINKO” and win up to $100 CASH! The grand prize will be a drawing from the entire membership for a $500 cash prize. If that person is not present, we will draw for five $100 cash prizes. It is YOUR Annual Meeting, so mark your calendar today and make plans to attend.
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Thursday May 24
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Sweet & sour pork oven baked brown rice steamed broccoli apricots
Friday May 25
Monday May 28
NO MEALS Memorial Day
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4-H club does community service
Thunder Butte Valley 4-H club met Sunday May 20th at the Bentley building. All present did static judging first including two Cloverbuds. The whole club then went out to the rodeo grounds and picked up garbage. After enjoying a nice cold bottle of water the meeting was called to order by President Wrangler with Secretary Dodge taking notes. Ashtin led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Gavin led the 4-H pledge. After, the coming months events were discussed the meeting was closed and Ashtin gave his first speech on Range Rules for Archery, and then Ashtin, Gavin, and Wrangler gave a talk on horse tack for their horse pin for the year. Ashtin Gerbracht gives his first speech on Range Rules for Archery.
Pork chops w/celery sauce mashed potatoes green bean casserole tropical fruit
Tuesday May 29
Wednesday May 30
BBQ beef on a bun parsley carrots potato salad lime sunshine salad banana
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 24, 2012 • Page 3
Better plan for rural post offices earns NNA plaudits
The U.S. Postal Service's new plan for providing rural residents with new options for keeping their local post offices drew praise from National Newspaper Association this week. The Postal Service has announced it intends to take another look at its handling of rural post office closings, after taking a battering on Capitol Hill and from rural residents for its earlier plan to close about 3,700 unprofitable offices. Now, it says, it intends to offer communities the opportunity to keep the offices open, but with reduced window hours. A list of affected offices is available. NNA President Reed Anfinson said the new plan is a step in the right direction and that NNA looks forward to learning more details. "There is a widespread feeling in small towns that the Postal Service is poised to abandon rural America. From reduced delivery times to the ending of Saturday mail to the post office closings, it seemed as if we were running a gantlet of bad news on mail service. Although NNA did not oppose post office closings in general, we recommended a different approach. Our thought was that many of these offices could remain open if USPS used a "circuit-rider" approach for postmasters, staffed the offices with lower-level clerks, and simply kept the offices open for fewer hours. That idea came from our Postal Committee Chairman Max Heath, who testified on it before the Postal Regulatory Commission. “Although NNA is pleased with Postmaster General Pat Donahoe’s willingness to work with rural communities to keep their post offices open, of continuing and greater concern is the plan for closing more than half the mail processing centers around the country. The proposed cuts would have a devastating impact on the delivery of mail, including newspapers, prescription drugs and packages across rural America. The mail is more important in rural America than in many other spots around the country. For newspapers, it is the key to helping us fulfill our roles as the tribunes of civic engagement." The Postal Service said it will file a new plan before the PRC, detailing the options it intends to offer small towns before post offices are closed. Heath said he hoped the new plan would provide greater detail on how small business mailers like NNA's community newspapers could enter mail to reach residents on the rural routes served by the reduced hours. "I feel encouraged by the Postal Service's announcement. It seems to me as if some of the more Draconian thoughts about cutting service across the board may be recalibrated. I hope we'll see some of the same openness to flexibility on other important issues to our newspaper mailers," he said.
New NRCS State Conservationist named for South Dakota
Rangeland Management, he worked in three Montana field offices as a soil conservationist and district conservationist. He transferred to Iowa in 1988 and worked in two area offices and the Des Moines State Office. He is currently the Assistant State Conservationist for Field Office Operations in southwest Iowa. Zimprich served several details in NRCS national headquarters. He just completed a detail as the acting state conservationist in Illinois. “I am honored to accept this challenging opportunity and pledge to work side-by-side with all the very talented employees in South Dakota, along with all the landowners and partners,” said Zimprich. Zimprich said he is excited to continue the South Dakota tradition of conservation excellence. “The conservation challenges are many but it is important we face them head on and together so we can protect the bountiful natural resources of the state.” Jeff and his wife Kim have one married son and twin daughters. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling with his wife, and time with his family.
Birthday party open house and card shower for Esther Johnson’s 97th Birthday Friday May 25th at 2:00 p.m. at the Sugar Shack in Lemmon.
Cards can be sent to Esther at 12785 168th Ave, Bison, SD 57620
Jeff Zimprich will serve as state conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in South Dakota. The selection, made by NRCS Chief Dave White, ensures continued leadership as the agency works with partners and landowners to apply conservation on the ground. A native of South Dakota, Zimprich grew up on a small farm on the east side of the state. He began his 29 year conservation career in Montana as a student trainee for the Soil Conservation Service in 1983 while attending the University of Montana. After graduating with a degree in
Why driving is better than flying
By: Jay Vanduch I was going to Las Vegas for the National Association of Broadcasters convention (unfortunately, nothing happened in Vegas that needed to stay in Vegas). I even won $22.13 on a slot machine, which was just enough to cover the cost of a blueberry Danish I had for breakfast, but that’s a story for another time. To get there I flew on a commercial airline. Now, I’ll admit up front that I like to drive, I always have, but I thought it would save time to fly the 1401 miles. Except, I had to arrive two hours early at the airport to get my seat assignment, buy some gum, head up to the boarding area, get on the plane, sit there for 45 minutes and then take-off. Seasoned travelers in the audience will notice that I missed one important stop; security check-in. It used to be that, at an airport, the term “take-off” had something to do with getting the plane airborne. Now it means take off your shoes, take your laptop out and put it in a separate container to be X-rayed, take off your coat, take off your belt, take off your watch, take off your jewelry, and take everything out of your pockets. Then you get to walk into a machine that looks continued on page 6
Our Friends, Our Family, Our Future
Celebrate our love with us June 2, 2012, 2 - 4 p.m. at the Legion in Bison, SD. Everyone Welcome! Austin & Timara Kopren
Randy & Diane Vetter invite ALL to come and celebrate their 20th Anniversary with a dance at the Prairie Lounge on May 26th at 8:30 p.m.
Music by Play One Drink One
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What should South Dakota do to prepare for the possible oil & gas boom
Gov. Dennis Daugaard and state lawmakers will conduct coordinated studies of what South Dakota should do to prepare for a possible boom in oil and gas drilling, officials said Monday. Jason Glodt, a policy advisor to the governor, said Daugaard has set up two working groups to study what will happen if the oil boom in western North Dakota spreads south. One will predict the size and location of possible exploration and production, and the other will look at what roads, water systems, housing, schools and other facilities and services will be needed to handle an influx of people and oil rigs. South Dakota will seek to learn from what has happened in North Dakota, but South Dakota is unlikely to experience as big a boom as its neighbor to the north, Glodt said. "Realistically, the development will likely be much less than that," he told a legislative panel. The Legislature's Executive Board last month decided to create a special committee that will study the expected benefits and problems that would be caused by an oil and gas boom. The board, which handles management and administrative matters for the Legislature, decided Monday that the special committee should focus on taxes and the problems caused when the land and the oil beneath it are owned by different people. Surface landowners often don't own the rights to the oil beneath their property. They complain they get few financial benefits while having to put up with roads and drilling rigs that disrupt their farming and ranching operations. The legislative panel also will likely travel to northwestern South Dakota's small oil patch and North Dakota's much larger oil production area. After North Dakota's oil industry began to boom in the past decade, South Dakota started an effort to encourage more oil and gas exploration in the state. Part of that effort has been to put drilling and geological information online to help companies decide where to explore in South Dakota. However, officials in North Dakota have advised South Dakota to begin preparing for both the benefits and problems that will accompany increased oil and gas development. Increased drilling is expected to bring increased truck traffic, housing shortages, skyrocketing rents and the need for additional restaurants, truck stops and other services in western South Dakota. The influx of oil and gas workers will likely require additional law enforcement, firefighting and medical services, and small towns will be faced with demands that exceed their current water and sewer systems. "There's maybe the prospect of additional revenue from the potential development. There's also the prospect of additional headaches," said Fred Baatz, a research analyst for the Legislature. Increased oil and gas drilling would boost tax collections for the state and counties, Baatz said. State law now imposes a tax, shared equally between the state and counties, equal to 4.5 percent of the market value of oil produced. And sales and construction taxes also would be applied to oil rigs and associated development, he said. One of the biggest problems in encouraging oil and gas drilling is a state law that allows ownership of underlying oil and minerals to be severed from ownership of the land's surface. When many South Dakota farms and ranches were sold, the original owners kept rights to any minerals under that land. Mineral interests passed down through several generations have been divided among many heirs, so companies will be reluctant to drill in areas where it's difficult to track down all the people who hold a share of those mineral rights, said Amanda Reiss, another legislative staffer. One state law allows rights to minerals and oil to return to the surface owner if they are unused for 23 years, but that provision may be unconstitutional, Reiss said. Another way to sort out ownership of oil underlying the land would be to have counties assess property taxes on those rights, Reiss said. If those taxes are not paid for a number of years, the oil rights could be sold to an easily identifiable owner, she said.
Janet Ahmasuk
Pearle Jesfjeld, brother: Clyde (Joan) Jesfjeld and family and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her father George Jesfjeld and two stepchildren. When Janet first moved to Alaska she worked at the Nome Norton Sound Regional Hospital. She later wrote for the Nome Nugget newspaper, for the Village News and reported for the School Board. Until the time of her death she had been working for the Bering Sea Women's Group Women's Shelter. Janet enjoyed reading true crime, astrology, poetry, Anchorage Daily News, Scrapbooking, history and many different cookbooks,especially one of her Grandmother's. She enjoyed watching The View, CNN, Larry King and Food Network. She was a huge Elvis Presley fan. Beautiful sunny afternoons, the light breeze on her face, cranberry picking in the fall, flowers and driving out to the cabin were things she loved. If she went boating it had to be calm and she considered herself a fair weather sailor. Janet was good at remebering birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, and special days. She was knowledgeable in several religions, scientific names of plants and animals and the latin language. Janet loved all and forgave all unconditionally and no one could laugh like her. Her ashes will be scattered at their cabin near Nome, AK on her birthday. Sympathies can be sent to Ahmasuk Family, Box 693, Nome AK 99762.
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Mrs. Janet Ahmasuk passed from this life on May 16, 2012 in Anchorage, AK. She suffered a pulmonary embolism at her home in Nome, AK six days earlier. Janet Jesfjeld was born in Hettinger, ND on July 24, 1943. She grew up on a ranch in Perkins county, SD and graduated from Hettinger High School in 1961. She graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1965 with a Bachelors degree in Medical Technology. Her first job was at the Marin County Hospital in San Rafael, CA. She met Harold Ahmasuk on a tour to Nome,AK. Harold and Janet were married in June,1971. She has lived in Nome, AK ever since that time. Janet is survived by her husband, three children: Austin, Brandon, and Meredith, two stepchildren, eight grandchildren, her mother:
Bob Varland
Bob Varland, age 64 of Lemmon, passed away at his home west of Lemmon on Sunday morning, May 20, 2012.
The Funeral Service is tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 25, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lemmon.
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 24, 2012 • Page 5 Obituary
A. Dyann Hanson
family farm near Lodgepole, SD. During that time she did everything from mowing hay, hauling bales and raising 4H lambs to designing and sewing her own clothes. She especially enjoyed riding her horse Banner and trailing livestock for family and friends. She attended Parker grade school, graduated from Hettinger High School in 1960 and attended Black Hills State College in Spearfish, South Dakota. Dyann was very musical. At an early age she taught herself how to play the piano. She later mastered the accordion, organ, guitar, drums and banjo. She had her own dance band where she played guitar and sang. Later she played drums for the Satellites dance band. On April 7, 1962, she married Leonard Hanson of Reva, South Dakota. To this union was born two daughters—Dixie Rae and Julie Dyann. Their first home was in Prairie City, South Dakota where she owned and operated the Prairie City Café. In the spring of 1967 they moved to the home Brabazon place where they began farming and ranching with her parents. They have remained there for the last 45 years. Dyann was a very strong person. She enjoyed meeting people and conversing. She was talented at everything she tried, from decorating cakes to making quilts for several family members. She worked at the Hettinger Co-op Equity Exchange, cooked at the Legion Café, worked at Secrest Law Firm, sold life and health insurance, sold Shaklee products and gave music lessons. She and her husband raised angora goats and owned and operated the Outback Mohair & Wool of America, Inc. in Lemmon, South Dakota, where they purchased and sold wool and mohair. Dyann took immediately to the computer age. She spent many hours tracing the family history back to Jaques Le Brabazon, who was William the Conqueror’s standard flag bearer during the Battle of Hastings in 1066. She became interested in and was currently involved in the Science of Biofeedback. Preceding her in death were here parents and a sister and brother-in-law, Delores and Duane Kroft. Left to morn her passing is her husband of fifty years, Leonard; her sister Betty (Mike) Chapman of Rawlins, WY; her daughters Dixie and Julie Hanson; granddaughters Brandi (Dustin) Kelso, Ivory and Breanna Hanson; and great grandson Trig Hanson all of Hettinger, ND. Also many extended family members and friends.
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Prairie Fellowship Parish Pastor Margie Hershey
Service of Remembrance for A. Dyann Hanson, age 70 of Lodgepole, will be Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Centennial Chapel of Evanson Jensen Funeral Homes in Hettinger, North Dakota. Rev. Dan Lindemann will officiate and burial will follow at the Lodgepole Cemetery in Lodgepole, South Dakota. A. Dyann Brabazon was born on January 5, 1942, at the Springer Hospital in Hettinger, ND, to Raymond and Eileen (Stalder) Brabazon. It was 30º below zero. Her dad had two batteries connected to the Model B car and it started! Dyann passed away at MedCenter One in Bismarck, North Dakota, on May 17, 2012. Dyann grew to adulthood on the
Remembering Forever Monday is the day we observe as Memorial Day. It is a day when we remember those who gave their lives for our country but it has also become a day when we remember family members who have died. in my family I remember my parents whom I miss very much and two of my grandparents but my other grandparents and their brothers and sisters are only names. The family Bible that I have tells me the names and ages of many of my ancestors but I do not have any personal connection with them. In a few short generations I will be just a name in the family tree with no one alive remembering me as a person. That could be a sad thought except that I know I will only be forgotten by my descendants some years from now I will never be forgotten by God. The people of my family who have died are more than just a name in a book to God. They are his children. I am his child and so when there are no more people to remember me on memorial day I will still have a place in God’s eternity as his child. Remember those who have died on Memorial Day and give thanks to God that he never forgets his children.
Funeral Services will be held for Elaine Wilson, formerly of Lodgepole, South Dakota and Hettinger, North Dakota, at 11:00 a.m. on June 2, 2012 at Hettinger Lutheran Church, Hettinger, ND. Interment will be at the Lodgepole Lutheran Church Cemetery. Elaine Marie Schreiner was born September 11, 1929 to David and Emilee (Mollie) Steinle Schreiner, on the family farm near Heil, North Dakota. In the mid1930s, the family moved to Dickinson, North Dakota and in 1936, they moved to Hettinger ND. Elaine was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith. As a teenager, Elaine enjoyed singing in the Hettinger Lutheran Church choir, working at Fitterer’s Drug Store as a soda jerk and the J.C. Penny store as a sales clerk. Elaine graduated from Hettinger High School in 1947. She then attended the Northeast Missouri Teachers College in Kirksville, Missouri where she studied music. Elaine returned to Hettinger in 1949 and was employed at the Community Memorial Hospital as a bookkeeper and receptionist. Elaine met Perkins Wilson and they were married August 20, 1950. They lived in Hettinger where Elaine continued to work
Elaine Wilson
and Perk worked at Austad’s Trucking. In the mid-1950’s, they bought and moved to the Wilson homestead near Lodgepole, SD. In November of 1967, Elaine and Perk opened Wilson’s Jewelry and Gift Shop in Hettinger. In the fall of 1969, they sold the business to Elaine’s father, and returned to farming full time until Perk’s death in June 1986. Elaine continued to farm and ranch with their son Daniel until 1989. Elaine moved to Hettinger in the fall of 1989, but still maintained the ranch. She lived in Hettinger until moving to Riverton, Wyoming in 2008 near their daughter Echo. Elaine passed away at Wind River Healthcare Center on March 4th, 2012 at the age of 82 years, 5 months, 21 days. Elaine’s passions included her music, where she sang at many events in groups, trios, duets, and solos. Whether on the ranch or in town, Elaine was passionate about maintaining lawns, growing gardens, creating flowerbeds, and especially planting and maintaining trees. Her pride and joy was finally getting the pine trees to grow on the ranch. Elaine had a natural instinct for animal husbandry. She worked tirelessly during the springs on the ranch to make sure
that every newborn animal got the best start possible, especially in the lambing barns. Elaine was active in the Gloria Dei bible study and a member of the Hettinger Lutheran Church until her death. She was extremely devoted to her husband, family, and extended family. She also instilled a respect for the natural world in her children. Most will remember her in her later years driving her red car with her white dog Fifi in the seat beside her. Thankful for having her in their lives are her daughter Echo (and Steven) Youngbauer of Riverton, WY; her son Daniel (and Sonja) of New Hope, Minnesota; two grandchildren, Farrah Green of Principale Les Mechins, Quebec, Canada, Annette (and Joel) Mertens of Redwood Falls, Minnesota; three great-grandchildren, Sydney, Madisyn, and Dylan Mertens of Redwood Falls, MN; siblings Ruth Kelly of Bismarck North Dakota and June Melling of Hettinger, ND; also many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Perkins, and one sister Bette Sanger.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 11:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 8:00 a.m.
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Class - 7:00 p.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: Lemmon - 4:45 p.m., Bison - 7:15 p.m. Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Morristown - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 10:30 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CLP
Worship Service -10:30 a.m. • 9:30 Sunday School all ages welcome Reva • Worship Service - 9:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
Prairie City Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
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Junior High boys win Little Moreau Conference track meet
Why driving is better than flying
The Junior High Boys won the Little Moreau Conference Track Meet on Friday, May 11 in Lemmon with 159 points, Newell in second with 125. Back Row left to right: Josh McKinstry, Bryce Graf, Cole Buer, Cody Buer, Ross Collins. Front Row left to right: Coach Erin Titze, Jake Kahler, Matthew Johnson, Daniel Burkhalter, Joey Aukland, Coach Brad Burkhalter.
continued from page 3 like something from the original “Star Trek” TV show that the Romulans would use to incinerate prisoners. And, if you miss even one penny in your pocket, like I did, you are asked to move away from everyone else, stand on a special pad and have a guy who just seems to enjoy his job too much pat you down. Even if you dig into your pocket, find the penny and say “oh here it is, how about if I just go back into the incinerator for another dose of radiation?” Noooo, they have to pat you down. At least that is what the TSA guy said. In all my years of driving cars the only pat-downs were at the drive-in theatre with Liz Edmonds when I was a sophomore at good old WDHS. I know, they are only doing this to protect us, but other countries don’t do it at these lengths even in Israel who is certainly a target and much closer to the bad guys than we are. Maybe it did take less time than if I had driven, but it would have been a lot less stressful.
Congratulations State Track Qualifiers and Coaches Erin Titz & Brad Burkhalter
Good Luck this weekend May 24 - 25 in Sioux Falls
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Brixey Repair
Back row: Cole Buer, Cody Buer. Front row: Seth Buer, Daniel Chapman, Michael Kopren. 4x100m relay team: Daniel, Seth, Cody, Cole. Michael is an alternate. Chapman will also compete in the Triple Jump and Seth Buer in the Long Jump.
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Guest Columnist
Not All Is Lost
The quickest, surest, best way to understand property lines in the Black Hills whether it’s ours, the neighbors’, our lease’s, or the National Forest’s, is to spend a lot of time looking for livestock on them. Lately my husband and I have both had some local geography lessons on the rugged country we thought we knew while out searching the whereabouts of livestock both in and out of our own property but also while helping neighbors gather cattle in remote, forested areas of their property for their branding. Valuable geographical information is gained for future reference as well as story telling purposes if cattle searches turn out to be a big fiasco like one we recently had with a new bull that escaped into the Black Hills National Forest and we couldn’t find for nearly a week. Thanks to livestock’s contributions to our geography lessons, we’ve learned the most about surrounding terrain and fence lines while on search missions for them. Finding livestock in forested areas can be a challenge but looking for cows or bulls is not a new practice in ranch work. Statistics show that looking for livestock in the Black Hills accounts for 46.8% of our springtime work both on and off of our property. It’s rare that Black Hills landowners have square chunks of property unless it’s a city lot. Fenced property around here usually has lots of corners, odd angles and fence lines that jag in all sorts of directions. Fence lines that disappear into timbered areas can be misleading as to where they go and it’s not uncommon to see a steep rock outcropping as part of the fence line either, wherein the fence flanks both sides of the rock. This time of year accounting for all bulls, yearling heifers, and cowcalf pairs is a constant endeavor because they know grass is more abundant on surrounding Forest Service and sense that it’s time for them to be turned out onto summer range (not until June 1st) so they all want to get a jump on things like fences for instance. When suspicion arises on the whereabouts of a few head or if some are spotted outside our fence it usually means somewhere along the fence line cows have found a hole to get through. Looking for cows can become a regular springtime activity. As my husband could recently attest to, looking for a lost bull in the vast Black Hills National Forest is like looking for a blade of grass in a cowpie. Cattle searching requires covering a lot of rarely traveled terrain covered with downed trees and rocks and interfering steep hills and cliffs that hinder finding cattle easily. This is when a great deal of fence is discovered, where it actually goes, and who it belongs to. The fence lines that I know best are the ones I’ve spent time getting acquainted with while looking for pairs to gather and move or our yearling heifer bunch if I haven’t seen them around lately. The Black Hills doesn’t make finding livestock easy but does provide us with great local geography lessons. Cows may be lost on me at times but the one thing I always manage to find are good places for potty breaks.
Moody wins box top prize
Cassidy Moody won the Summer Fun with Box Tops prize for the end of the year. Students brought in groups of 25 Box Tops, Our Family UPC codes, and Campbell's' Soup Labels for education for a chance at the prize pack. Students and community members collected 19,234 items to send in for points or cash for Bison School during this school year. Please keep saving. We will contine the program next fall.
Grand Electric’s Annual Meeting
2:30 3:30 4:30 5:00 6:00 7:00 Friday, June 1, 2012, at West River’s Warehouse in Bison! p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. Open House & Office Tours Demonstrations Registration BBQ lamb, beef & pork supper Business Meeting Entertainment by the Potter Family
Stateline Right to Life begins new fund raising project
When chapter members met May 15, at the Grand Electric Social room they agreed to begin a new fund raising project for Care Net in Rapid City. Phil and Vicki Hahn were recently challenged to do more tor Care Net Centers when they heard Pastor Bruce Wilkinsin speak in Rapid City on May 8. Wilkinson is the author of many books including The Prayer of Jabes. He spoke of the need for prayer, volunteer workers and finances needed to support Care Net Centers. He also made it palin that abortion grieves the Father Heart of God. The Care Net Center in Rapid City has determined that it costs $1200. 00 to save the life of one baby from abortion. This chapter will now pledge to save the life of one child by giving $100.00 per month to the Care Net Center in Rapid City for one year. The chapter will seek any new ideas to raise these funds. Watch the paper for more fund raising events. The Baby Bottle project to raise money for Care Net in Rapid City went well. We wish to thank all those that participated in this event to honor mothers. A Father’s Day ad will also be placed in the BisonCourier to honor fathers. The next meeting was set for July 17 at 5 p.m. at the Grand Electric Social room. All are welcome to attend these meetings. Teddi Carlson, Secretary
The Potter Family performs a variety of vintage, 50’s, 60’s & gospel music
GRAND PRIZE - $500 to be drawn from entire membership. If that person is not present we will draw for 5 - $100 Cash Prizes!
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Fun! Prizes! Food! Entertainment! One lucky individual will have a chance to play “PLINKO” and win up to $100 CASH!
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350+ visitors to Smithsonian exhibit in first 9 days! Golfers on the road again
Yes, they came from Hettinger, Bucyrus, Reeder, Scranton, Bowman, Bison, Buffalo, Lodgepole, Lemmon, Mott, New England and Regent, but the over 350 people at the Dakota Buttes Museum in Hettinger to view the Smithsonian exhibit in the first nine days it was open also came from Dickinson, Ft. Yates, Williston, Mandan, Minneapolis, Bismarck, Helena, MT, Washington state, Colorado Springs, Co, Lincoln City, OR, Oshkosh, WI, Arlington, TX, and Palm Beach, FL, in addition to Rapid City Aberdeen, and San Francisco. From the opening of the exhibit on Saturday, May 5 to today, the MoMS (Museums on Main Street) traveling exhibit, Key Ingredients: America by Food, from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, continues to attract people who are just curious, or who are interested in learning more about how Food Connects US: Past, Present and Future. Nine area schools and several adult groups are also scheduled to tour the exhibit. Beginning in March 2012 with the Soup Wars at Reeder's DPEC and with Dakota Discussions I at United Methodist Church in Hettinger, to the opening on May 5, the Very Prairie Tea on May 6 and the first Mid-Morning coffee gathering at the museum last Wednesday, the exhibit--along with the six special local exhibits and activities--continues to pull in visitors from near and far. Key Ingredients: America by Food is the result of a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and the Federation of State Humanities Councils. Support for MoMS has been provided by the United States Congress, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Hearst Foundation. Additional events and activities in the Hettinger area are sponsored by the North Dakota Humanities Council, the Dakota Buttes Historical Society/Museum in Hettinger, ND, and the Hettinger Area Key Ingredients Steering Committee, the City of Hettinger, the Dakota Buttes Visitors Council, the Hettinger Clothes Closet, the Reeder Lions Club, and Dakota Cabin Quilts in addition to many other local and area businesses. Key Ingredients exhibit hours are Thursdays through Sundays from 1:00 to 6:00 pm MDT, with additional appointments available. Brochures with a complete list of activities and events are available at the museum or at businesses throughout Hettinger. Call 701-567-2531 for further information. The exhibit and all events and activities are free and open to the public. Food events are free-will. Regular hours at the museum for the 2012 season are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sunday afternoons or by special appointment (701567-4429). On May 7, the varsity boys and girls team traveled to the Hart Ranch golf course for the Black Hills invitational. In the boys division, Conner Palmer shot 91, Christopher Morris 102, Clayton Prelle 108 and Collin Palmer 113. in the girls division, Jessica Johnson placed fourth with a 102, Samantha Moody 116, Julianna Kari 127 and Marranda Hulm163. The Marjean Huber Memorial Invitational was held at boulder Canyon Country Club on May 11. Conner Palmer placed fourth with an 89, Clayton Prelle 102, Christopher Morris 107, Collin Palmer 116, Wrangler Weishaar 134, and Justin Moody 165. Jessica Johnson placed fifth with a 102, Julianna Kari 123, Samantha Moody 127, Marranda Hulm 133, and Brittnee Aaker 172. The Region 6B tournament held at the Hart Ranch golf course on May 14, forty-one boys and thirty girls competed for a chance to get into the state tournament this year. Jessica Johnson placed third with a 98, earning her a place in the state tournament. Samantha Moody will also be competing at state, by placing 12th with a 120. julianna Kari shot 146 and Marranda Hulm shot 176 in the girls division. Conner Palmer shot 100, clayton Prelle 106, ,Christopher Morris 110, and Collin Palmer 117. The girls state tournament will be held at the Elks Golf Course in Rapid City, on May 21 and 22.
Jessica Johnson, Samantha Moody & Coach Jeffrey Johnson
State Golf Qualifiers State meet was May 21 - 22 at the Rapid City Elk’s Country Club
Gus Johnson Sheila Johnson Bernice Kari Jody & Darla Moody Pat Palmer Supt. Don Kraemer
Jessica Johnson and Conner Palmer at The Little Moreau Conference the Newell meet.
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Jessica Johnson, Samantha Moody
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Jessica Johnson and Samantha Moody qualified for the State Golf Tournament.
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Marjean Huber Memorial Invitational
Boulder Canyon Marjean Memorial meet back row: Justin Moody, Wrangler Weishaar, Clayton Prelle, Christopher Morris, Brittnee Aaker, Julianna Kari, Marranda Hulm. Front row: Collin Palmer, Conner Palmer, Jessica Johnson, Samantha Moody.
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Graduation 2012 ......memories ...
Upper left and clockwise: Mrs. Shawnda Carmichael pinning Lindsey’s Regent Scholar medallion, Mrs. Shawnda Carmichael telling of the requirements to be a Regent Scholar, Kylee Sandgren, Mrs. Carmichael pinnig Jessica’s Regent Scholar medallion, Lindsey Hendrickson giving her Valedictorian address, Tanner Besler & Roy Goddard giving the farewell, no one was happier than these boys to have graduation over (except maybe Tanner’s mom), Jessica Johnson giving her Salutatorian address, Carrie Schalesky, Shawn Klein, Lindsey Hendrickson, Tanner Besler waiting patiently for the 2:00 signal.
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new beginnings ............................
Mrs. Sharon Soehren was the guest speaker, Shawn Klein, Carrie Schalesky, Christian Wolff presenting the senior class video, the cake for the reception made by Arla kopren, Larinda Price playing for Carrie, Kylee Sandgren, Christian Wolff, Jessica Johnson, Roy Goddard waiting for the 2:00 signal.
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Credit Union Holds 55th Annual Meeting
Veal & Beckman attend Special olympics
Members of the Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union Board front row l to r: Peter Butterfield, CEO, Jack Anderson, Mike Schweitzer, Diane Humble. Back row l to r: Brady Ham, Russ Peacock, Bryan Peterson, Mike Stocklin. The Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union held its 55th annual members meeting at the Lemmon Armory on Monday evening May 14. The invocation was given by Bryan Peterson followed by dinner. Approximately 80 members and credit union staff were in attendance. Mr. Russ Peacock kicked off the official portion of the meeting with his report on the strength of the credit union. His presentation was followed by Peter Butterfield, the credit union’s CEO, who gave an indepth view on the status of the economy in general, and the credit unions’ performance in 2011 in particular. Butterfield said that the credit union ended the year with a profit, and that 2012 would continue to be tight. The credit union reached a new milestone in assets ending 2011 with over $39 million and had capital in excess of 9%. Mr. Butterfield also went on to talk about the history of the credit union which was started in 1957, as the Lemmon Federal Credit Union. Following Mr. Butterfield, Bryan Peterson gave the Supervisory Committee report and stated that the credit union is examined annually by the National Credit Union Administration and is audited on a regular basis by Eide Bailly of Bismarck. Elections were held for three spots on the board. Returning to the board are Russ Peacock of Bison, Diane Humble of Faith and Mike Schweitzer of Lemmon. Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union was established in 1957 as a member-owned financial cooperative open to all residents living or working in 15 western counties of South Dakota and 5 southwestern counties in North Dakota. The credit union offers a complete package of savings and loan products as well as commercial and agricultural lending. The credit union operates as a not-for-profit financial institution. Credit union branches are located in Lemmon, Faith, Bison, Hettinger and Pierre. For information: http://www.dakotaplainsfcu.com or Contact: dpfcubelinda@sdplains.com Phone: 605-374-3380.
Jozee Veal 1st place in Soccer Skills, race walk, standing long jump and ball throw, and 4th place in 50 meter dash. Jaylie Beckman 1st place ball throw, 4th place soccer skills,5th place 50 meter dash.
Hettinger Theater
The Bison Courier office will be closed on May 28th in observance of Memorial Day. We ask that all ads and copy be into the office by Friday May 25, for the May 31 edition. Thank You
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May 25 - 28
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The Cardinal went along to cheer on the athletes. He was a big hit.
Don and Helen Meink went to Lemmon Monday and had lunch with Carole Preszler. Thelma Sandgren visited with Shirley Johnson Monday afternoon and also Tiss Treib was a brief caller. Monday, May 7th callers at Thelma Sandgren’s were Al Treib and Steve Sandgren. Thelma visited Shirley Johnson in the afternoon when she delivered her news. Tuesday May 8th Thelma Sandgren delivered papers to Helen Meink and Donnie was home, so they had a good visit. Wednesday evening, May 9th John and Shirley Johnson came over as John needed a haircut. Al Treib called on Thelma Sandgren Thursday May 10th and later in the day, Jim and Patsy Miller picked her up to join the Senior Citizens for cards. Friday, May 11th Thelma Sandgren had a busy day in Hettinger. She stayed and visited her brother, Buster Van Wyk and sisiter, Gladys Vliem at the Nursing Home and on her way home visited with Shirley Johnson. Sunday, May 12th Thelma Sandgren went to worship at Rosebud and later she traveled to Lemmon and joined the Steve Sandgren family for church and dinner, she then attended the reception for Molly Archibald at the Dakota Lodge.
Mark and Kylee Sandgren stopped in at the Sandgren ranch Sunday and brought Thelma a nice plant with beautiful red flowers for Mother’s Day. Tuesday, Brady Ham and Rowdy Benson brought over a couple loads of cattle and had lunch with Thelma Sandgren. Wednesday morning, Brady, Meza and Blair Ham came to check on the cattle and had snacks with Thelma Sandgren. Thursday was a hot 90 degree day. Steve Sandgren came out for lunch and then he mowed all the grass. It looks so nice. Later, Jim and Patsy Miller picked Thelma up to go to Hettinger to play cards at the Senior Center. Friday morning, when Thelma Sandgren got up, it was a beautiful sight. It had rained. She traveled to Hettinger for a busy day and also stopped at the nursing home to visit her brother and sister, Buster Van Wyk and Gladys Vliem. Friday, Matthew Sandgren and a friend drove up so they could check out Thelma’s kittens. Saturday was Graduation in Bison. Mariette Cornella, Scott, Dani and Preston Cornella met Thelma Sandgren at Mom’s place café in Bison for lunch. Mark Sandgren joined them. Linda Sandgren, Steve Sandgren and family stopped in for a bit and they all
Rosebud News ......................By Tiss Treib
went to Graduation and later to the fair building for a reception for Kylee Sandgren. They all then went to the home of James and Marci Sandgren to eat and celebrate. Dan, Allison, Elizabeth and Bennett also drove up from Rapid City and Georgia Sandgren of Sturgis and Ed Hanson were also present also with many friends and all of Marci’s relatives. It was a full house. James had the deck finished so everything worked out well and after it had rained, everyone was happy. Saturday evening, Mark and Linda Sandgren came out to the ranch and stayed with Thelma Sandgren and of course they didn’t get going as early Sunday morning as they would have liked, because Mark found too many things to fix for his mother, but all is well. Tiss Treib visited briefly with Barb Verhulst Thursday afternoon, May 10th. Tiss Treib visited Al at the WRRMC Saturday afternoon, in the evening, Jim Gilland and Tiss visited him again. Those who helped Tiss Treib with rounding up cattle Sunday morning were Jim Gilland, Gary Johnson, Terry Bennett and Shawn Klein. In the afternoon, they were joined by Vern, Roni and James Klein and Jade Schaff,
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Lucas and Krista Allen, Ben Wiechmann and Bill Ottman. Supper guests were Vern, Roni, James Klein and Jade Schaff, Lucas and Krista Allen, Jim Gilland and Shawn Klein. Thanks to everyone for helping. Sunday evening, Tiss Treib traveled to Lemmon where Pastor Dan Lindeman and Ezra Grantham accompanied her to Bismarck where Al Treib was a patient at St. Alexius Hospital. Monday, Pastor Dan Lindeman and Ezra Grantham visited with Al and Tiss Treib at St. Alexius in the morning and again in the afternoon. Evening visitors were Sandy Stadheim, Loren Kilen and Amy Traxel. Al and Tiss Treib returned home Tuesday morning from Bismarck and had treats with Pastor Dan Lindeman, Cleo and Carolyn Penfield in Lemmon on their way. Tuesday evening, Al and Tiss Treib attended a bonfire and supper at the home of Vern and Roni Klein and family. Ben and Ezra Wiechmann fed cattle for Al Treib Thursday morning. Friday, Al and Tiss Treib visited at the Ben and Ruth Wiechmann ranch and Tiss helped Ben, Luke and Ethan Wiechmann work some cattle. Tiss Treib called on Gary, Jodi and Lexi Johnson late Friday evening and drove home in the rain. Tuesday Albert Keller returned from work in Montana. Friday, Bridget Keller traveled to Bismarck for guard drill weekend. Saturday, LiL Albert Keller stayed with Grandpa and Grandma Harris' while Albert Keller participated in the Armed Forces Day motorcycle run in Bismarck. Sunday, Lil Albert and Albert Keller traveled to Baker, MT to see Randy and Tana Taylor and take in their son's graduation picnic. Martina Ham had pie and coffee with Shirley Johnson Sunday afternoon. Tiss Treib was a brief caller. Donnie Meink returned to his home in Croften, NE. Helen Meink and Duane Meink celebrated their birthday’s Friday, May 11th in Lemmon where they went out to dinner. Carole Preszler and Sue Meink joined them. Duane and Sue Meink, Helen Meink, Carole Preszler and Leonard Jonas went out to dinner Sunday for Mother’s Day in Lemmon. Tuesday, May 8th, Shirley Harris met Denise, Brooklyn and Daniel Haugen in Bismarck. Saturday, Shirley Harris was a guest of Jay and Jo Smith for a graduation party for Brittney. Sunday, continued on page 22
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Plant a Row
Garden Gate
Many communities have an organized program called Plant a Row. In some places it is Plant a Row for the Hungry, regardless of the title it generally has the same goal, to get fresh produce to people who cannot afford fresh wholesome food. Plant a Row is a program of the Garden Writers Association of America, which encourages the nation’s more than 70 million gardeners to plant extra produce for the hungry in their communities. Plant a Row for the Hungry is a people helping people to feed the hungry in communities across the country. Since 1995, over 18 million pounds of produce providing over 72 million meals have been donated by American gardeners. All of this has been achieved without government subsidy or bureaucratic red tape - just people helping people. According to USDA, one in eight households in the US experience hunger or the risk of hunger. About 33 million people, including 13 million children have substandard diets and resort to food programs similar to our local Food Pantries. The demand for hunger assistance has increased by 70% in recent years, especially during the economic downturn in many regions. There are over 84 million households with a garden in the U.S. If every gardener plants one extra row of vegetables and donates their surplus to local food agencies and soup kitchens, a significant impact can be made on reducing hunger. What would be the best to
plant? It is suggested that you plant vegetables that have multiple uses in the diet such as tomatoes, peppers, onions, zucchini, cucumbers and potatoes. These vegetables will stay fresh for a few days and won’t necessarily have to be used the day they are donated. Plant vegetables that mature early and will produce for most of the season. Produce items that can be planted from seed are the most economical to grow such as beans, cucumbers, lettuce, peas, radish, corn, squash, radish and carrots. The need for fresh fruits and vegetables never goes away. When thinking about helping feed the hungry, in addition to the local Food Pantries, don’t forget the school lunch programs and the Senior Citizen Meals/Meals on Wheels, as a rule they all welcome donations of fresh produce. Many of our local gardeners already share their surplus produce with neighbors that cannot garden or do not have the space for a garden. Whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass grow on the ground would do more service to his country than a whole race of politicians put together. – Thomas Jefferson Submitted by Karen Englehart, master Gardener, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service
Notice is hereby given that the automatic tabulating equipment will be tested to ascertain that it will correctly count the votes for all offices and measures that are to be cast at the Primary Election held on the 5th day of June, 2012. The test will be conducted on the 4th day of June, 2012, at 10:00 o'clock a.m. MDT at the following location: Perkins County Finance Office located in the Perkins County Courthouse. Dated this 14th day of May, 2012. Sylvia Chapman Person in charge of election
[Published May 24 and May 31, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $14.96.]
The Board of Trustees for the Town of Bison, South Dakota, has scheduled a public hearing on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Bison Town Hall. At said time and place the board will consider the application of the Perkins County Fair Board for a special malt beverage license at the Perkins County Fairgrounds during the Perkins County Fair on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m; on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Sunday, August, 19, 2012; and from 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2012. All objections thereto prior to final decisions. ATTEST: Elizabeth Hulm Finance Officer
The Town Board of Bison will be accepting bids until 7:45 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2012 for mowing of 60 acres, more or less, of hay surrounding the runway at Bison Municipal Airport. The hay must be mowed, baled and moved, or lined up along the fence. The bids will be publicly opened and read at Bison City Hall on June 11, 2012 at 7:45 p.m. Send or deliver bids to: Town of Bison, PO Box 910, 309 1st Ave. W., Bison, SD 57620. Mark the envelope Airport Hay Bid #1.
Perkins County Highway Department will be accepting sealed bids on a 1990 Peterbilt tractor truck that damaged by fire. Truck can be seen at the Perkins County Highway Yard in Bison, SD or call 605-244-5629. Bids will be opened at 11:00 a.m. on July 10, 2012 in the room of the Perkins County Commissioners, Bison, SD All bids must be clearly marked “TRUCK BID” and sent to the Perkins County Finance Office, Box 126, Bison, SD 57620. Commissioners reserve the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
[Published May 24 and May 31, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $18.85.]
The Town Board of Bison will be accepting bids until 7:45 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2012 for 28 acres, more or less, of crested wheat grass hay at the west end of Bison Municipal Airport. The hay must be mowed, baled and moved, or lined up along the fence. The bids will be publicly opened and read at Bison City Hall on June 11, 2012 at 7:45 p.m. Send or deliver bids to: Town of Bison, PO Box 910, 309 1st Ave. W., Bison, SD 57620. Mark the envelope Airport Hay Bid #2. ATTEST: Elizabeth Hulm Finance Officer Town of Bison
[Published May 24, May 31 and June 7, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $39.45.]
[Published may 24 and May 31, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $13.00.]
A Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in all the voting precincts in Perkins County. The election polls will be open from seven a.m. to seven p.m. Mountain Daylight Tim on the day of the election. The polling place in each precinct of this county is as follows: Precinct 1 2 3 Towns/Townships Wards 1 & 4 in City of Lemmon Polling Place FJ Reeder Armory
Horse Creek, Viking, Grand River, Lodgepole Hall Wilson, Duck Creek, Lodgepole, Glendo, Sidney & Fredlund Townships Wards 2 & 3 in City of Lemmon, Trail & Flat Creek Townships
FJ Reeder Armory FJ Reeder Armory FJ Reeder Armory
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4 5 6 7 8 9 12
Seim, DeWitt, Anderson, Hudgins, & Lincoln Townships Independence, Clark, Whitney, Meadow, Grand Central, Chance, Easter & Foster Townships
Castle Butte, White Butte, Liberty, Barrett,Burdick, Pleasant Valley & Rockford Townships
Indian Creek Church Beckman Memorial Church Faith Community Center Zeona Church
White Hill, Vail, Cash, Plateau, Strool, Jones, Maltby, Wells, Antelope & Duell Townships
Wyandotte, Highland, Sheffield, Dillon, Beck, Bixby, Martin, Mildrew & Vrooman Townships
Moreau, Englewood, Arrowhead, Flint Rock & Deep Creek Townships
Voters with disabilities may contact the county finance officer for information and special assistance in absentee in absentee voting or polling place accessibility. Sylvia Chapman, County Finance Officer, Perkins County [Published May 24 & May 31, 2012 at a total approximate cost of$60.92.]
Marshfield, Scotch Cap, Bison, Rainbow, Richland, Vickers, Lone Tree, Hall, Ada, Brushy & Chaudoin Townships & Town of Bison
Bentley Memorial Building
Perkins County Commission Regular Meeting
Advertisement for Bids on Waste Tire Removal Ottman moved, Henderson seconded to authorize advertisement for the removal of waste tires, to be opened July 10, 2012, motion carried. WIC Contract, motion carried. tion carried.
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•Wendy Block and Joanne Ericsson were present on behalf of Lemmon EMT’s to request continued mileage of 37¢ per mile, $40 per trip for Perkins County residents and $200 utility subsidy. •Becky Newhall was present on behalf of Live Center Inc to request $1800 for 2013. This amount is $300 over the 2012 subsidy. •Susan Sandgren was present to request $7,395 subsidy for Three Rivers Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Center. •Jim Lorenz was present on behalf of the Lemmon Senior Citizens to request a subsidy request of $2,500 for 2013. The 2012 subsidy was $1250. •Chris Block was present on behalf of Arrow Public Transit to request a subsidy of $4,000, which is the same as last year. •Koreen Anderson, Brad Sigvaldsen and Renae Gebhart were present to request the standard $3,500 for the Lemmon Junior Livestock Show. •Jack Anderson and Koreen Anderson were present to request $5,000 subsidy amount for the Boss Cowman Rodeo Grand Stands for 2013. The 2012 subsidy amount was $2,500. •Jo Hetzel, Jack Anderson and Karen Knutson were present on behalf of Lemmon Area Charitable and Economic Development. They made a subsidy request of $35,000 for 2013. The 2012 subsidy request was $30,000. June Meeting Date Ottman moved, Henderson seconded to change the regular June meeting to June 6, 2012 at 10:00 am in order to canvas the 2012 Primary Election, motion carried. Lemmon Senior Center Tour LACED took the Commission on a tour of the Lemmon Senior Center.
Date: May 8, 2012 Present: Commissioners Schweitzer, Foster, Ottman and Henderson and Finance Officer Chapman Others present: Shane Penfield, Tracy Buer, Bill Johnson, Harold Wilmot, Paula Crashley, James Goeres, Edmund Goeres, Ed Gold, Karen Vogel, Jennifer Forsush, Garrett Schweitzer, Patricia Benson, JoAnne Seim, Art Pederson, Dan Linderman, David Linderman, Martin Paul, Monte Starkey, Rodney Wise, Harlan Hess, Chad Baumgarten, Susan Sandgren, Joanne Ericsson, Rebecca Newhall, Wendy Block, Jim Lorenz, Chris Block, Marcia Murrey, Pat Kochel, Bob Grerking, Jack Anderson, Jo Hetzel, Helen Berfenheier, Koreen Anderson, Brad Sigvaldsen, Renae Gebhart, Tamara Wirtz, press, Beth Hulm, press Absent: Gochenour Call to Order Chairman Schweitzer called the regular meeting of the Perkins County Commission to order at 10:00 a.m. at the Dakota Lodge in Lemmon. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Boss Cowman Special Event Malt Beverage License Henderson moved, Foster seconded to approve a 3-day Special Events Malt Beverage License for Boss Cowman Rodeo Committee – Lemmon Chamber to be held July 13-14-15, 2012, motion carried. 2001 Crown Victoria Foster moved, Henderson seconded to authorize for the advertisement of bids on the county surplus 2001 Ford Crown Victoria to be opened on June 6, 2012, motion carried.
Minutes The minutes of the April meeting were reviewed. Foster moved, Ottman seconded to approve the minutes of the April meeting, motion carried.
Monthly Reports •Finance Officers Account with the Deputy Finance Officer - To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners Perkins County: I hereby submit the following report of my examination of the cash and cash items in the hands of the Deputy Finance Officer of this County as of April 30, 2012, Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer, Perkins County. Total amount of deposits in banks $46,941.28, Total amount of actual cash $150.69; Insured Money Market 2,623,411,41; Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union membership fee $10.04; Certificates of Deposit $495,531.04; South Dakota FIT $101,495.23; Total $3,267,537.69. The total represents state, county, schools, cities and township funds, which will be transferred to each entity of government after being apportioned. •Sheriff ’s Fees in the amount of $676.34 were reviewed. •Sheriff car logs were reviewed. •Motor Vehicle fees for the month of April, 2012 were reviewed. •Register of Deeds fees in the amount of $4,999.72 were reviewed. •The March 31, 2012 Surplus Analysis Report showing undesignated cash balance of $512,041.50 was reviewed. •Longevity increases of 10¢ per hour were realized for: Paulette Fero – April 1, 2012; Todd Campbell – April 1, 2012; Jeff Van Vactor – April 8, 2012; Jenny Glover – April 27, 2012; Rownea Gerbracht – May 28, 2012. NAWAPA Support Resolution Discussion was held on an email received concerning support for the NAWAPA Resolution. Ottman moved, Foster seconded to deny support of the NAWAPA resolution, motion carried.
Surplus Tax Deed Property Foster moved, Ottman seconded to proceed with the opening of bids on the surplus tax deed property, motion carried. •Lemmon’s 3rd Addition Block 2 Lot 4, 106 8th St W · Larry & Paula Crashley - $2000 · Martin Paul - $1000 · Jack Anderson - $5,500 · David Linderman - $2,500 · Northwest Supply - $1,500 Art Pederson - $750 · · Karen Vogel - $100 · RaeDeen Heupel - $100 •Lemmon Original Blk 7 S 1/2 of Lot 2 & all of Lot 3, 105 3rd Ave W · RaeDeen Heupel - $100 •Lemmon Original, Block 13 Lot 16, 304 Main Ave · RaeDeen Heupel - $50 Following the opening of the bids, bidders were invited to orally raise their bids. The final and highest bid on Lemmon’s 3rd Addition Block 2 Lot 4 was $7,650 which was received from Martin Paul. Ottman moved, Henderson seconded to accept the bid of $7,650 from Martin Paul on Lemmon’s 3rd Addition Block 2 Lot 4, motion carried. A quit claim deed will be prepared for Martin Paul.
Highway Foster moved, Henderson seconded to approve Resolution 2012- “Resolution to Delete Bridge from NBIS”, roll call vote: Foster aye, Ottman aye, Henderson aye, Schweitzer aye, motion abstract Resolution 2012-06 Resolution to Delete Bridge From NBIS The Perkins County Board of Commissioners is in agreement with SDDOT that the following structure(s) should be deleted from the National Bridge Inventory System (NBIS) for the following reason(s): STRUCTURE ID, LOCATION and REASON FOR DELECTION 43-454-533 0.4E 10.7N of Faith Structure has been replaced with a 12X6 box culvert that no longer meets NBIS length requirements. The Commission is aware of the following stipulations once structure is deleted from the NBIS Inventory 1. Federal Bridge funds will not be available for structure replacement or rehabilitation and 2. The structure will only be added to the Inventory following replacement, using County funds.
Adjournment Foster moved, Henderson seconded to adjourn the meeting at 3:00 p.m., motion carried. The next regular meeting of the Perkins County Commission will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2011, motion carried. ATTEST: Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer APPROVED: Mike Schweitzer, Chairman
42.40; DF Lighting Co, supplies, 295.58; Digital-Ally, repairs, 420.00; EMC Insurance, insurance, 595.00; ES&S, election supplies, 520.24; Executive Mgmt, supplies, 9.35; Five Co Nursing, blood testing, 44.50; G&O Paper, supplies, 353.70; Grand Electric, utilities, 1,245.65; Inland Truck Parts, repairs, 27.28; K Klemann, travel, 29.60; Lemmon EMT, travel/utility, 592.82; Meade Co Auditor, jail board, 2,475.00; Pamida Pharmacy, jail meds, 23.49; S Penfield, rent/utilities, 450.00; Penor’s Texaco, maintenance, 56.63; Phil’s Paint & Body, repairs, 541.25; Pitney Bowes, maint/supplies, 549.98; Post office, box rent, 44.00; Prairie Community Health; rent, 1,680.00; Print Shop, supplies, 74.39; Ida Schmidt, suppl/travel, 173.84; SD Dept Health, blood testing, 80.00; SD DOT, prof fees, 902.92; SD Weed & Pest Board, registration, 150.00; Sheehan Mack, repairs, 13,865.01; Town of Bison, utilities, 221.43; Verizon Wireless, utilities, 115.38; VISA, Web page/travel, 568.44; West Group, law books, 567.70; West River Telephone, utilities, 885.86.
Abstract of Bids on BRF 63999(03) The Department of Transportation sent a copy of the Abstract of Bids on BRF 6399(03) PCN 6796. Henderson moved, Ottman seconded to approve the low bid on BRF 6399(03), PCN 6796, Structure and Approach Grading (10’ 3 Span Prestressed Bridge) in the amount of $1,515,379 from Heavy Constructors, Inc of Rapid City, motion carried. Change Order on White Butte Road Project Ottman moved, Foster seconded to approve change order for P 6399(00) White Butte Road Asphalt Concrete Overlay Project, motion carried.
[Published May 24, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $166.79.]
The bids received on Lemmon Original Blk 7 S 1/2 of Lot 2 & all of Lot 3 and Lemmon Original Block 13 Lot 16 were below 90% of the appraised value of the property; therefore unacceptable. Foster moved, Henderson seconded to re-advertise Lemmon Original Blk 7 S 1/2 of Lot 2 & all of Lot 3 and Lemmon Original Blk 13, Lot 16 to be opened at the regular July Commission meeting, motion carried. Truck Bids Foster moved, Ottman seconded to open bids for a used truck, motion carried. •Boyer Trucks, Sioux Falls, SD -2006 Sterling AT9513 - $44,700; 306,986 miles -2009 International 9000i - $63,980; 478,029 miles -2007 Freightliner CL12064S $72,000; 164,226 miles -2007 Freightliner CL12064ST $55,500; 393,585 miles -2005 Sterling LT9522 - $54,800; 208,878 miles Sheehan Mack Sales, Sioux Falls, SD 2006 Mack Vision CXN613- $35,300; 623,079 miles -2006 Mack CHN613 - $59,948; 281,000 miles -2008 Mack CXU613 model - $68,525; 412,624 miles -2009 Mack CXU613 model - $81,250; 308,612 miles Ottman moved, Henderson seconded to table the bids until the trucks can be inspected by Buer and to set a conference call meeting to accept a bid, mo-
Employees •Buer has hired as a fulltime employee John Eastburn who will start mid-May and will be putting Daroll Aukland on fulltime. The wage will be $12.35/hr.
•Foster moved, Henderson seconded to change the policy on full-time employment to reflect elimination of the three month reduction of pay to but to retain the six month probationary period, motion carried. Surplus Truck Buer would like to declare the 1990 Peterbilt that was destroyed in the fire. Henderson moved, Ottman seconded to declare the 1990 Peterbilt surplus and to appoint Richard Seidel, Tracy Buer and Jody Moody to appraise and to solicit sealed bids to be opened at the July, 2012 regular meeting, motion carried. Monthly Maintenance Report Buer presented the Monthly Maintenance & Project Report. Commission recessed for lunch at 12:10 p.m. Commission reconvened at 1:00 p.m. Budget •Chad Baumgarten and Harlan Hess were present on behalf of Lemmon VFD to request $20,000 for 2013, which is the same subsidy as 2012.
Claims The following claims were presented and approved for payment: April payroll: 73,781.12; IRS, fica, 6,609.46; SD Retirement, retirement, 3,921.99; Delta Dental, insurance, 986.94; Lincoln Mutual, insurance, 123.12; SDSDBF, insurance, 17,738.63; Loyson Carda, travel, 166.50; JoAnne Seim, travel, 377.40; A&B Business, supplies, 444.25; American Insurance, supplies, 50.00; Denise Andahl, ct reporting, 395.20; Avera Queen of Peace, prof fees, 86.90; Bennett, Main & Gubbrud, ct appt atty, 2,285.51; Bison Courier, publishing, 310.39; Bison Food, supplies, 50.86; Bison Grain, repairs, 20.60; Bison Implement, rep/supplies, 1,765.65; Black Hills Family Practice, medical fees, 8.00; Brosz Engineering, prof fees, 2,120.00; Broz Law Office, ct appt atty, 1,803.80; BSN Car Wash, maintenance, 50.00; Butler Machinery, repairs, 245.96; T Campbell, travel, 64.00; Chapman’s Electronics, supplies, 250.55; Country Media, publishing, 224.82; Current Connection, supplies/rep, 1,040.29; Dakota Business, supplies/equip, 554.72; Dakota Feed, chemical, 6,420.75; Dakota Herald, publishing,
The Board of Trustees for the Town of Bison, South Dakota, has scheduled a public hearing on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at Bison Town Hall. At said time and place the board will consider the application of the Bison Volunteer Fire Department for a special malt beverage license at Lions Club Park on Saturday, June 30, 2012, beginning at 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. on July 1, 2012. All objections thereto prior to final decisions. ATTEST: Elizabeth Hulm Finance Officer
[Published May 24 and May 31, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $15.61.]
CHN/WIC Report, & 2013 Contract •Patti Benson and JoAnne Seim were present to review the Quarterly County Commissioner Report. This report outlines the activities of the Community Health Nurse and WIC program. •The 2013 WIC County Contract was present. Foster moved, Ottman seconded to authorize Chairman Schweitzer as signatory on the 2013
Perkins County Commissioners are accepting sealed bids on a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria. Bids will be accepted until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 when they will be opened and read aloud. The Commissioners reserve the right to accept or reject any or all bids.
[Published May 24 & May 31, 2012 at the total approximate cost of $36.00.]
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Bernie Rose spent Sunday at Lisa’s for lunch and visited with other customers. Mary Ellen Fried traveled to Lovell, WY Tuesday with Kendra McIntrye. Mary Ellen returned home Thursday. Mary Ellen Fried attended Graduation in Bison Saturday. She was a guest at the home of Karen Holter for a supper reception for Christian. Esther Nolan of Quincy, Washington spent the week with Jerry and Carolyn Petik. Tuesday, Carolyn Petik went to Bismarck to pick up Judy May of Malvern, Ohio who came to spend the week visiting family and friends. Grace Born, Theola Spencer and Mary Albright of Chehalis, Washington were Wednesday through Friday guests of Petiks. Carolyn Petik and several other family members attended the Five Counties Nursing Home picnic on Thursday. They all enjoyed an afternoon visit at Norman and Belle Kvale's and supper at Dale and Mary Kvale's. Kurt and Leah Petik, Kiya and Irelyn arrived Friday evening and were overnight guests of Jerry and Carolyn. Jeri Lynn and Dejon Bakken, Leif, Mirandi, Colton Damjanovich and Judy May were all supper guests on Friday. All of the above guests came to celebrate the 90th birthday of Irene Young that was held in Lemmon on Saturday. Jerry and Carolyn were among Sunday afternoon and evening supper guests of Tim and Charlotte Kvale.
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The 57 on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had.
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contined from page 13 Shirley Harris met Duane and Dawn Harris, Bridget and Lil Albert Keller in Meadow at Smoky’s for Mother’s Day dinner. Sunday, Shirley Harris was a guest of Les and Sharon Longwood for Bible Study. Monte Frey took Dorothy and Lynn Frey, and friends Rob and Maurice out for Mother’s Day supper. They went to Bowman Haley Dam. Sunday, Keith and Bev Hoffman, Isabel Boespflug traveled to Steele, ND for for Jamie Barrlett’s Graduation. Nolan and Linda Seim and family, Larry and Sarah Dreiske and family and Shirley Dreiske went out to dinner in Lemmon for Mother’s Day. Linda Seim got a special call from Ole and Kathy on Mother’s Day. Nolan and Linda Seim and family traveled to McLaughlin Saturday and visited with Jasmine’s family. Nolan and Linda Seim and family were brief callers at the Chet Anderson home Saturday afternoon. Patsy and Christi Miller traveled to Rapid City May 11th and returned home Saturday May 12th. Jim and Patsy Miller and Christi Miller took Violet Miller out to Mother’s Day dinner in Hettinger. Jim and Patsy Miller attended the Shriners supper in Bison Friday. Jim, Patsy and Christi Miller traveled to Bismarck Saturday.
The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; "7" was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. "UP" indicated the direction of the bubbles.
Permanent part-time. Must have good grammar and proofreading skills. Computer experience a plus. For more information call the Bison Courier at 244-7199
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DISPLAY ADS: $4.50 per column inch. CLASSIFIED ADS: $5.90 for 30 words; 10¢ for each word thereafter. $2.00 billing charge applies. THANK YOU'S: $5.90 minimum or $3.10 per column inch. $2.00 billing charge applies. HIGHLIGHTS & HAPPENINGS: $5.90 minimum or $3.10 per column inch. $2.00 billing charge applies. HAPPY ADS: With or Without Picture: $15.00 minimum or B $4.50 per column inch.BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: $36.00 for 2x7 announcement. Ad Deadline is Monday at NOON! Legal Deadline is Friday at NOON! 244-7199 or courier@sdplains.com
For Sale is seeking a high energy, self-motivated and professional individual to work as Home Visitor in rural Perkins County including Bison and Lemmon. This individual will be working with ten families (pregnant women, infants and/or toddlers) in a home-based model. Strong communication skills, experience working with families, ability to work as a team member, and a valid driver’s license are required. This is a 12 month position. A BS/BA in Early Childhood or related field is preferred. An AA degree in Early Childhood, an Infant/Toddler CDA, or equivalent experience will be considered. Applicant should be willing to further educational experiences. Preference is given to individuals with Head Start, home visitation, or relevant experience. Computer experience is required. We provide a competitive salary and benefit package. Salary is dependent upon education and experience. For more information and an application, please call 605-723-8837. EOE. Position open until 6/4/12. B49-2tc Thank You A thank you to all for you heartfelt cards, flowers, thoughts and prayers. Each family member has expressed how grateful they are for the memories of Bev that were expressed and shared. Thank you to all who attended the service, a big thank you to the women of the church for their assistance, deepest appreciation to Pastor Harold Dellbridge for officiating, Dennis Fernau for his kind words. Sincerely, Bev Baxter Family
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BUILDING TRADES INSTRUCTOR opening for 9th-12th grade program in Northwest South Dakota. Competitive wage, excellent benefits, car provided. For more information contact Cris Owens, Northwest Area Schools, 605466-2206 or Christine.Owens@k12.sd.us AUCTIONS
tion and application go to www.yanktonunitedway.org.
HELP WANTED: Produce manager at Tucker’s SuperValu Foods, Miller, SD. Apply online at www.tuckerssupervalu.com or pick up application at the store. Wage negotiable DOQ. 605-8532426. LAKE PRESTON SCHOOL District, full time custodian, head football, assistant football, and assistant volleyball, opened 5-15-12, closes 6-1-12, Contact: Tim Casper, Supt, Lake Preston School District, 300 1st St. NE. tim.casper@k12.sd.us, 605-847-4455.
For sale: 2003 Mazda Tribute 2447534. B48-3tc
HOSPITAL, COMMERCIAL KITCHEN, Office and Nursing Home Equipment Auction, 9:00 am June 2nd, Hoven, SD. www.hovensd.com has pictures. M & R Auctions ph.’s 605769-1181, 605-281-1067 or 605-9482201. NEED MONEY TO PAY off bills or just for summer fun?? Sell Avon! Work from home. Earn 40% on your first 4 orders. 1-877-454-9658. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or permanent. No experience necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online www.sdwork.org, CITY OF NEW TOWN seeking Water Plant Operator. Mandatory Water/Sewer Operator License. Resume: City of New Town, PO Box 309, New Town, ND 58763.
Second Chance! Three bed, two bath ranch style home with basement for sale. Includes extra lot, a one-room school house and 4 car garage. 613 1st Ave. West. If interested call Kvale's at 244-7536. B40-tfn Work Wanted Will do lawn mowing. Have own mower/weed eater. Justin Moody. 2447561. B49-2tc For Rent For rent: Homestead Heights located in Bison, S.D., has a one and two bedroom apartment available. Homestead Heights is a low-income elderly and disabled Section 8 HUD (Housing and Urban Development) housing facility. We are smoke free. Energy Assistance is available for those who qualify. Utilities are included in the rent. Homestead Heights is an equal housing opportunity. For more information, please call (605) 244-5473. B14-tfn Services Cleaning Services, various hours available. References upon request. Please call Karin @ 244-7799 or 406581-1108. B30-tfn Employment FULL-TIME HOME VISITOR: TRECBadlands Head Start: Prenatal to Five
CONTRACT SALESPERSONS sell aerial photography of farms, commission basis, $7,000-$10,000/month. Proven product and earnings, Travel required. More info at msphotosd.com or call 605-882-3566. LOOMIX® FEED SUPPLEMENTS is seeking dealers. Motivated individuals with cattle knowledge and community ties. Contact Bethany at 800-870-0356 / becomeadealer@adm.com to find out if there is a dealership opportunity in your area. EMPLOYMENT
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce, Madison, SD. FT:DOE, benefits package. 4 year degree and/or related experience. See posting at www.chamberofmadisonsd.com.
CUSTER REGIONAL SENIOR CARE is searching for dedicated, caring nurses to join our team. We have full and part time LPN and RN positions available. We offer excellent benefits and competitive wages. For more information please contact TerryAnn Scott at (605) 673-2237 ext. 29 or log onto www.regionalhealth.com to apply. EEOC/AA. 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. OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY NOTICES
COUNTY HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT - Huron, SD. Job description available at www.beadle.sdcounties.org. Deadline to apply is 6-15-12 . Submit resume with salary expectations to auditor@beadlesd.org. THE SISSETON SCHOOL DISTRICT 54-2 has an opening for Food Service Director. Application and job description available at the business office at 516 8th Ave.W Sisseton, SD 57262. Position open until filled. EOE.
EXPERIENCED CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION Field Supervisor needed. Based out of Dell Rapids, SD. Excellent pay and benefits. Call Buskerud Construction at 605-428-5483. Equal Opportunity Employer. GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or permanent. No experience necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online www.sdwork.org.
WANTED: SERVICE TECHNICIANS at a stable dealership with three locations in South Dakota and four locations in Nebraska. Excellent benefit package. A/C service departments. Wages DOE. For locations and phone numbers check our website: www.grossenburg.com GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or permanent. No experience necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online www.sdwork.org. SEEKING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR for the United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton. For informa-
DRIVERS - $1000 SIGN-ON BONUS. *HOME WEEKLY *Must be Canadian eligible. *2500+ miles weekly *$0.42 for all Canadian miles *$50 border crossing pay *95% no tarp (888) 6915705. 1328 ACRES OF Missouri River front land in Gregory County, SD. Immediate possession. Contact SD Real Estate at (605)775-2531, www.realestatedakota.com for more info & photos. BUYING ANTLERS UP to 7.50 per lb. brown elk, 6.00 per lb. brown deer. Will be buying porcupines again this fall. Phone 605-517-0397 or clawantlerhide@hotmail.com. WANTED TO BUY REAL ESTATE
BRIDGEWATER CITY accepting written Notice of Interest for Manager Lessees for City Bar. Call Bridgewater Finance Office 605/729-2690 or see
HELP WANTED Permanent part-time. Must have good grammar and proofreading skills. Computer experience a plus. For more information call the Bison Courier at 244-7199
Coaches needed for the 2012 - 13 school year Head Boys basketball Assistant Boys basketball Assistant Girls basketball contact Donald Kraemer at 605-244-5961
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Registered Yearling Angus Bulls & Heifers For Sale Private Treaty
www.brooksranchangus.com Rob & Holly Brooks 5702 163rd Ave SW Rhame, ND 58651 701-279-5896 cell 701-440-8952 e-mail: hrbrooks@ndsupernet.com
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Come and help Eric & Mindy Arneson celebrate their marriage. The couple were married on May 12, 2012. The reception will be at the Bison Bar on June 1, 2012 at 7 p.m. It s going to be a fun night with music and dancing!
Bar management has accommodated us and children are very much welcome so bring the whole family! Hope to see you there!
No gifts please, let your presence be your gift!
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Napa Tool Sale
The NAPA Tool Trailer will be at Dakota Auto Parts in Lemmon on June 6th!
Come in and check out the tools that are on sale Don’t forget DAD on Father’s Day
Lunch will be served starting at 11 a.m.

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