Bison Courier, May 31, 2012

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Volume 29 Number 50 May 31, 2012
Includes Tax
Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429 Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198
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Thompson, Faith; general – James Abourezk, Sioux Falls, Brigadier General Myrna Williamson, Springfield, Va.; and sports – Don Meyer, Aberdeen. Established in 1974, the South Dakota Hall of Fame is centrally located in Chamberlain, where it serves as a showcase for the people of South Dakota. It was specifically founded to recognize and honor pioneers and outstanding leaders from all walks of life who have contributed to the development and heritage of South Dakota. The South Dakota Hall of Fame is the only resource in the state dedicated exclusively to the preservation and extension of our people’s heritage. Over 600 South Dakotans have been selected for recognition by the Hall of Fame. For more information on the South Dakota Hall of Fame call 605-234-4216 or visit them at www.sdhalloffame.com Bison High School senior Jessica Johnson finished second in the sixth annual Rising Star of the West scholarship contest on KEVIN Black Hills FOX TV, sponsored by Black Hills FOX and First Interstate Bank. She wins a $2,000 college scholarship. The four finalists in this year’s contest each delivered four on-air commentaries which were rated by both on-line viewers and a Black Hills FOX panel. The winners were picked by a combination of those groups. Lead-Deadwood High School senior Jordan Barthel is this year’s winner. He receives a $4,000 college scholarship. St. Thomas More High School senior Caitlin Duffy took third place and a $1,000 scholarship. Stevens High School senior Emma Thomas finished fourth and is the winner of a $500 scholarship. KEVIN Black Hills FOX TV
South Dakota Hall of Fame
new inductees announced
The South Dakota Hall of Fame announces the 2012 Class for this year’s annual honors event in Chamberlain/Oacoma September 7 and 8. This year’s class consists of 10 individuals who have contributed to the growth and development of South Dakota in one or more of five categories of induction which include professional, arts and entertainment, historical, sports, and general. The two-day event will be held at the South Dakota Hall of Fame on Friday and Cedar Shore Resort on Saturday to celebrate the lives of this year’s inductees. Honorees this year are professional – Larry Ness, Yankton, Mary Olinger, Sioux Falls, Dr. Richard Gowen, Rapid City, Stephen Myers, Sioux Falls, Mary Lynn Myers, Sioux Falls Gene Lebrun, Rapid City and professional/general – Carveth (Carv)
Bison senior finishes second in Sixth Annual Rising Star of the West scholarship contest
general manager Cindy McNeill says, “I was especially impressed with the tremendous quality of this year’s contestants. We were thrilled to get participation from such a wide variety of communities from all across the Black Hills.” South Dakota Regional President, Bob Nicholson, says First Interstate Bank is proud to support Rising Star of the West and its scholarship program. Nicholson says, “First Interstate is committed to helping make our communities a better place to live, learn and work. We congratulate this year's scholarship recipients and wish them well in their future academic endeavors." Barthel joins Janesa Bakeberg, Annelise Ewing and Kaitlyn Hemmingson of Spearfish High School, Shad Christman of Lemmon High School and St. Thomas More’s Caila Brennan as winners of the Rising Star of the West scholarship contest.
Thompson inducted into S.D. Hall of Fame
by Nancy Haigh & Loretta Pasolt From being a pharmacist to working with the biggest names in country music, Carv Thompson has forever kept his hometown in his heart, working to promote it with words and deeds. For those attributes and others, Thompson was selected as an inductee into the South Dakota Hall of Fame. Carv’s parents were Odin and Blanche Thompson, who owned the Faith pharmacy. Carv graduated from Faith High School in 1950. He earned a pharmacy degree in 1954 from South Dakota State University. While at SDSU, he was involved in the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corp. After graduation he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and served for two years in Japan as a medical service officer. Carv’s hometown beckoned and he returned to Faith to work at the Saul and Thompson Drug Store. Little did anyone know at that time that Carv would become one of Faith’s biggest boosters. Carv’s belief in Faith, the surrounding area, and the people is what encouraged him to give back to them. The Faith School District saw his devotion through fundraising efforts, first in 1966 for a gymnasium and again in 2010 to help raise funds for Faith’s new school building. The city and its residents gained air time on KBHB when Carv and station owner Les Kleven came up with the idea to air the Faith Area News. The first program aired May 15, 1965. The news program covered a local top news story, weather conditions, sports scores, hospital news, the Faith Livestock Commissions sales, along with interviews. The program is now in its 47th year. Through Carv’s leadership as president of the Faith Country Development Corp., the city gained the Prairie Oasis Mall, Prairie Vista Inn motel, the Prairie View continued on page 8
Herman & Ruby VanDenBerg’s 65th Anniversary is June 11. No big party, we are inviting folks to drop in at the ranch for coffee and cake from June 11 thru the week and chat a spell. NO GIFTS PLEASE. give us a call just in case we are outside 866-4691. 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.
Highlights & Happenings
July & August. Hope to see you there!
The GARDEN CLUB invites EVERYONE to our first annual PLANT SHARE on Saturday 6/2 from 9 am to 11 am in the Haakon Co. Court House. Bring plants to share if you like and join us for FREEBIES, DOOR PRIZES, REFRESHMENTS and PLANTS. Master Gardeners will be there to answer your questions. Come and have fun with us. 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.
George Strait, left, was just one of many artists that Carv Thompson was able to book to the Faith Stock Show. Courtesy Photo
First Presbyterian Church services will be at 9:30 a.m. for June,
Hutterite Chickens will be delivered June 15, call Connie with your order 244-5518.
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!
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Chicken parmesan oven baked brown rice baked squash cranberry juice cocktail cooked apples Roast turkey mashed potatoes w/gravy broccoli, pears cranberry sauce Creamed Turkey over a biscuit oriental vegetables tomato slices on lettuce leaf fruit cocktail Ginger pork chops baked potato w/sour cream seasoned spinach seasonal fruit Hot beef on whole grain bread mashed potatoes w/gravy green beans, peaches vanilla ice cream
Lifeline across America
Assistance you can rely on
Are you having trouble paying your telephone bills? If so, you may be eligible to take advantage of two special programs that help reduce the cost of phone service. Lifeline Assistance and Link-Up can help qualified customers get phone service and pay their bills. These are public programs implemented by local telephone companies that help eligible households pay for basic telephone hook-up costs and monthly services. You may be qualified if your household income is no more than 135 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines or if you participate in any of the following programs: • Medicaid • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8) • Food Stamps • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) • National School Lunch Free Lunch Program (NSL) • Bureau of Indian Affairs Program (Tribal TANF, Head Start Subsidy, NSL) Lifeline Assistance will help qualified customers who already have telephone service save a significant amount of money on their monthly phone bills; while LinkUp helps eligible customers receive a generous discount on the installation of telephone service in their homes. Also, consumers can voluntarily forego presubscribed long distance telephone service by requesting toll-blocking, a service that prevents toll calls (such as long distance) from being made and prevents these consumers from paying hefty service deposits. Customers using this service can still use pre-paid calling cards or dialaround services to place long-distance calls from their homes. For more information, or to find out if you qualify for the programs, call your local telephone company, state Public Utility Commission, or the Federal Communications Commission at 1-888-CALL-FCC. You may also visit the “Lifeline Across America” Web site [www.lifeline.gov].
Harding & Perkins farm Mutual celebrates 100 years
Harding & Perkins Farm Mutual Insurance Company will celebrate its 100th Anniversary at the Annual Membership Meeting at Reva Hall, Reva, SD, on June 9, 2012. Harding & Perkins Farm Mutual Insurance Company was originally organized by a group of men in the Ralph, South Dakota area, who felt there was a need to protect their property from losses due to fire and lightning. They organized on June 1, 1912, calling the new company the Harding County Farmers Mutual Fire and Lightning Insurance Company of Ralph, South Dakota. They commenced business on November 9, 1912. In 1987, the company was authorized to write business statewide at which time liability insurance was also offered. At that time, name of the company changed to its present name, Harding & Perkins Farm Mutual Insurance Company. This change allowed the company to grow in members and broaden the company’s risk base. The years have brought about many changes in the way business is conducted. Harding & Perkins Farm Mutual is moving in to the electronic age as it seems to be a necessary component of doing business these days. In 2009, the company began offering ACH payments as a convenience to policyholders, and in 2011, deposits to the Bank were processed electronically. The company is also in the planning stages of a company website, with online agent quoting on the horizon as well. The location of the office for Harding & Perkins Farm Mutual has been changed several times, usually moving to the home of the Secretary for the company. In 1995, the office location moved to Prairie City, a more central location, when Lois Eggebo filled the Secretary position. The business is overseen by a board of directors, consisting of seven members. Those members are: President - Jim Hodgson, Lemmon; Vice-President – Neil Vollmer, Newell; Secretary-Treasurer – Lois Eggebo, Prairie City; Joanne K. Smith, Belle Fourche; Mary Lu Holt, Buffalo; Leanne Wells, Nisland; and Duane Wood, Faith. The current staff consists of Lois Meyer, Reva; Holly Worm, Prairie City; and Office Manager, Lois Eggebo, Prairie City. Through all the years and changes, our motto has remained the same. Our goal for the future is to continue to provide this area with affordable insurance, to protect their property against losses covered by insurance and to continue to be “The Insurer Who Cares.”
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Thunder Butte Valley 4-H club does community service
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Corbin MacKaben, Dodge Weishaar, Collin and Callie Grage, Ashtin Gerbracht, Gavin Nelson, Kaden Glover, Ty and Dillon Collins. Members picked up garbage at the rodeo grounds.
Dr. Jason M. Hafner Dr. David J. Prosser
Every 1st Wed. of the month Every 3rd Wed. of the month
The Annual Meeting of Harding & Perkins Farm Mutual Insurance Company
will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 9th, Reva Hall, Reva, SD
Buffalo Clinic
Faith Clinic
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Harding & Perkins Farm Mutual Insurance Company will celebrate their 100th Anniversary this year. Birthday cake will be served.
Door prizes will be given All members welcome!
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Grants available for Financial Literacy through Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas
The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas (NCUF Partner) has grants available for community organizations and credit unions affiliated with The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas. The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas is funded by participating North and South Dakota Credit Unions. It funds projects in the areas of access to financial services, financial education, savings and asset accumulation, and small credit union development. Those interested in applying must meet the following criteria: Be an affiliated North and South Dakota Credit Union or a community organization. Non-Credit Union organizations may apply for grant funding, but must partner with a North or South Dakota credit union and be able to clearly demonstrate how the project will impact Credit Unions and their members. Funds may be used for the following purposes: •Education of credit union employees and volunteers; •Public education initiatives related to consumer finance; •Projects and programs that support new, small or community development credit unions: •Enhancement to League/Association projects funded by other sources that are consistent with the Foundation’s mission and purposes; •Programs or projects that extend credit union services to the full range of membership, with emphasis on the un-served, underserved or “low-income” consumers; •Affordable housing projects; •Disaster relief; •Partnerships that provide services or carry out projects consistent with the Foundation’s mission and purposes; and •Other purposes consistent with the Foundation’s 501(c) (3) mission and purpose. •Solicit endorsement and/or funding from at least one local credit union or credit union related supporter. •Be able to leverage funds from other community, philanthropic, government or other sources to maximize benefit and ensure sustainability at the conclusion of funding from this grant. •Obtain letters confirming in kind support or funding commitments from partners both within and outside the credit union movement. •Have tangible, achievable goals and objectives. The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas Grant Committee will consider grant proposals throughout the year. Interested parties should submit applications by Saturday, June 30, 2012. All com-
Ode to the Easter Lily You had this lovely Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum) and now it is done blooming, what can you do with it? In this zone 4 it is too tender to grow outdoors year around without some special attention. If, and that is a big IF, you have a warm sheltered location out of the winter winds that you can mulch heavily through the winter, you just might be able to be successful in getting your lily to overwinter and bloom next summer. So, why not give it a try? You may not be aware that Easter Lilies aren’t really “Easter” Lilies. In reality they do not bloom in the Spring/Eastertime. What you get as Easter Lilies are plants that have been forced to bloom Easter season by the greenhouse florists. This process makes it hard for the plant to transition as a thriving plant in an outdoor environment, especially in our extreme climate conditions of summer heat and winter cold. If you want to try planting your lily outside, there are a few tips you might want to follow. Wait until all danger of frost is past and the soil has warmed. Pick a sunny location with well-drained soil, some suggest making a raised mound to ensure proper drainage. Use a planting mix to amend the soil encourages a good establishment of the plant. Plant the bulb six inches below the surface, this maybe where you will want to make a mound, planting the bulb three inches below the soil surface them mounding an additional three inches of soil over the bulb. If it is
root-bound (roots are circling in the pot) pull them apart spread them out under the bulb, be sure you leave enough room for the roots to spread. Water thoroughly, remember lilies like their tops in the sun and their feet in the shade, and by that we mean two inches of mulch or compost around the plant (but not against the stem) to keep roots shaded. New growth will start to emerge as the old stem dies back. Trim old growth to about three inches once it has turned brown but leave it as
Garden Gate
pleted grant applications must include: •An organization description, legal name, address, primary purpose, and history. •The organization’s letter from the IRS stating that it is tax –exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) or Section 501(c)(6) and not a private foundation under Section 509(a). •Most recent audited financial statement and complete copy of a recent form 990 federal tax return. Current organization and project budget and proposed budgets for 2012. •Leadership information (Board and staff) •List of other funding sources for the organization, including letters of in kind support/funding commitments. Organizations obtaining funds will be required to file a grant report. This report should include a summary of the project or event, and how the funds were used. Interested organizations can obtain a grant application by contacting Amy Jo Johnson at 800-2796328 ext.3954 or ajohnson@cuad.coop . Grants can also be obtained off of the Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas website page: http://www.cuad.coop/Education/Cr editUnionFoundation.aspx .
June 1st deadline approaches for Three Farm Service Agency Programs
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Craig Schaunaman reminds producers that the June 1, 2012, deadline for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE), the Direct and CounterCyclical Program (DCP), and the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE) is fast approaching. "It is crucial that producers meet the deadline for these programs in order to maintain program eligibility," said Schaunaman. "FSA recognizes that farmers and ranchers take risks every day, and these programs are an essential part of the safety net that keep producers operating after devastating natural disasters and during times of low market prices," he said. The SURE program compensates producers for production and/or quality losses during times of disaster. All producers who have experienced crop production and/or crop quality losses during the 2010 crop year must apply for SURE program benefits by the June 1st deadline. Eligibility requirements differ between producers located in counties designated as a primary or contiguous disaster county by the Secretary of Agriculture and between producers located in non-disaster counties. In addition to other eligibility requirements, producers must have purchased Multi Peril Crop Insurance and/or Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance (NAP). While SURE helps after natural disasters strike, DCP and ACRE provide income support when there is a decline in commodity prices. Eligible DCP participants receive a direct payment and/or a counter-cyclical payment. Direct payment rates are established by statute regardless of market prices. FSA reminds producers that the 2008 Farm Bill does not authorize advance direct payments for 2012. Counter-cyclical payments vary depending on market prices, and are issued only when the effective price for a commodity is below its target price. ACRE protects producers from farm market revenue declines when revenue triggers are met for a commodity at both the state and farm level. All owners and operators who will share in DCP and ACRE payments on a farm must sign up by June 1st. "ACRE elections and enrollment must be completed by the June 1st deadline as late-filed provisions are not available for ACRE," said Schaunaman. "If ACRE was elected in a previous year, producers must enroll for 2012 by June 1st to receive payment," he said. For more information on these programs or other programs administered by FSA, please contact your local FSA office or on the web at www.fsa.usda.gov.
long as it is green because the foliage nourishes the bulb for the next blooming season. You may get lucky and see a second bloom this season, otherwise be prepared to wait until next summer (or for the right conditions). And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit…..Genesis 1:11 Submitted by Karen Englehart, Master Gardener, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service.
is celebrating 35 years of business! June 1 & 2
•20% off regular priced items storewide! •Free Food Samples from the gourmet section •Free Ring cleaning and check •One table of beautiful door prizes •One table 75% off Specially selected items
Kent and Kathleen Brackel of KB Jewelers welcome the community to come help celebrate 35 years in business! All are invited to stop in and see the new items. There is something for everyone! including clocks of all shapes and sizes, stained glass lamps and windows, books, bridal registry and of course jewelry of all kinds.
KB Jewelers
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!
KB Jewelers 206 S. Main Hettinger 701-567-2358
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Lines from the bookshelf
then, but until then it seems that I can continue. That is if my memory kicks in and gets me to the Library each week. I don’t have any books to entice you with this week, but do want to tell you about some special summer activities at the Library. DREAM BIG – READ is the overall theme of the summer reading program and dreams and wishes and all kinds of night things will be the specific themes each week. Sounds fun! It all starts June 13. Preschool story hour will be on Wednesdays from 10 - 11:30 and Elementary kids will meet on Thursdays from 2 – 3:30. There will be no program Fourth of July week. I hope you parents will take advantage of this opportunity to give your children a little extra summer fun and let them dream and grow at the Library. The summer reading program was discontinued a few years ago for lack of space. We now are blessed with wonderful facilities and once again can offer this great program. We hope that it will be well supported. For more information, call the Library at 244-7252. There has been a change in Summer Library hours. Tuesday and Thursday hours will stay the same, 1 – 6 but the Wednesday hours will be 9 – 2. Some of you have asked to have the Library open over the noon hour, so we will see how this goes. We only have so many hours a week that we can be open but we can try and be flexible with those hours. Let Jan or Stacy know what you think. DREAM BIG - READ
Judith “Judy” Randall
continued with the farming operation with Mary Randall until she passed away. Judy graduated from West Palm Beach High School in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1959 but came to South Dakota to be with her aunt and uncle, Ted and Mary Ellen Fried. Judy was a homemaker for most of her married life but did work as a nurse aid at the Hettinger Hospital for a number of years. She also helped Mary Alma Price for a while before Mary Alma went to the nursing home. She loved to make beautiful needlework, cross stitch, knitting, crochet, needlepoint and also sewed. Judy was a very good cook and prepared delicious meals for family and friends. She also liked to go fishing with family and was better at it than her husband (according to him). She also had a small garden that grew various vegetables. She loved to do home canning of the vegetables as well as various homemade jellies and jams that even her grandchildren could not get enough of. For a number of years she belonged to the Hand-E-Hands extension Club which she enjoyed participating with. She was also clerk and treasurer for the Maltby Township for a while. Judy and Kenny, Jr. joined the Beckman Memorial Wesleyan Church in 1964 and she faithfully attended this church until her health prevented her from doing so for the past 2 months. She passed away at the Western Horizon Care Center in Hettinger North Dakota on Thursday, May 24th, 2012. Surviving family members include her husband, Kenneth, Jr.; children, Paul (Johanna) Randall, David Randall, Marcia (Jerry) Yeik, Philip (Betty) Randall and Stephen (Mary) Randall along with 13 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Judith was preceded in death by her father, Norman Woodbury; her mother, Marjorie Christen; and her stepfather, Charles Christen. Judy will be remembered as a loving wife, caring mother and awesome grandmother. Visitation will be from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at church on Tuesday morning. Condolences may be sent through our website at www.funeralhomesofcaring.com.
By Vi Leonard School is out so summer must be here. The cool nights kind of make me wonder, but I am sure that soon we will be complaining of the heat. I hope you missed me last week! Somehow life just got in the way and Thursday evening I realized that I had not gotten to the Library to do my research. I started this column intending to tell you that I am taking a bit of a break. You see a couple nights ago I did a silly thing and cut my left index finger. My daughter insisted on taking me to the emergency room. Good thing, because I had severed a tendon and had to have surgery on it. To make a long story short, I have a splint and about two inches of gauze getting in the way of everything I do. I really didn’t think I would be able to type but I am finding that the third finger seems to be compensating quite well, so I am reconsidering. There will be about three weeks in July when I will be gone, so no column
Funeral services for Judith Randall “Judy” age 70, of Prairie City, South Dakota were held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at the Beckman Memorial Wesleyan Church in Prairie City, South Dakota. Pastor Brad Burkhalter will officiate with burial at the Prairie City Cemetery. Judith Ann Woodbury was born on August 26th, 1941 to Norman and Marjorie (Chase) Woodbury at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She was married to Kenneth Randall, Jr. on Dec. 18th 1960. To this union was born 5 children. Judith and Kenneth, Jr. were married 51 years. Kenny and Judy farmed/ranched together with Kenneth, Sr. and Kenny’s brother, Mike until his passing away in Oct of 1973, but
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, CRE
Reva • Worship Service - 9:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m. Worship Service -9:30 a.m.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
Prairie City Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
The Bison Courier • Thursday, May 31, 2012 • Page 5 Obituary
Bob Varland
Catholic Church in Lemmon. Fr. Tony Grossenburg, Pastor Ed Zimmerman and Deacon Bill Dustman will officiate with burial in the Greenhill Cemetery at Lemmon. Bob passed away on Sunday morning, May 20, 2012 at his home east of Lemmon, SD. Grateful for having shared in his life are his wife, Karen Varland, Lemmon, SD; one daughter and son-in-law, Camille and Marlon McMakin, Dallas, Texas; two sons, Bobby Jr. and Casey Varland, both of Morristown, South Dakota; one grandson, Hudson Andrew McMakin; two stepgrandsons, Jacob and Ryan McMakin; step-father, George Burns, Morristown, SD; one brother-inlaw, Doug Butler, Shadehill, South Dakota; sister-in-law, Sandra Leonard, Bison, South Dakota; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Donna Varland; one brother, Donald Kanis; and step-father, Harlan Kanis. Visitation will be on Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by a family service at 7:00 p.m. at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon and one hour prior to the services at the church on Friday morning. A memorial has been established.
Pastors Perspective
Pastor Gerhardt H. Juergens, Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Bison
Our Triune God Saves YOU! “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.” (Acts 2:1-4) God was starting his New Testament Church. Jesus had lived a holy life, died as our substitute on the cross, rose from the dead to give us victory over sin, Satan and death. Then Jesus ascended to heaven to rule and reign with all power and authority. Now what? How would God gather people into his Church? The verses of God’s Word for today show us that Jesus’ disciples had the best message in the world (forgiveness through Jesus’ life, death and resurrection) for the biggest problem of everyone in the world (the problem of sin and death). This was no slick ad campaign. Full and free forgiveness, peace with God and eternal life through Jesus is the best deal in the world. It’s good news, the gospel. Jesus’ disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit. God made it obvious that the Holy Spirit was with them and was working through them. They could hear the sound of a violent wind. They could see the tongues of fire. The Holy Spirit enabled the disciples to speak in foreign languages so that the great crowd of people in Jerusalem from foreign lands could hear the wonders of God in their own native language. When the disciples spoke God’s Word about Christ, the Holy Spirit worked on the hearts of those who heard the life-saving message. 3000 were saved on the first Pentecost. Have you ever marveled that God has delivered this same message to you? We are all rebellious sinners who deserve eternity in hell. Graciously, our Father sent his Son, Jesus, true God and true man, who lived a perfect life in our place, suffered and died for us, and rose on the third day—victorious over sin and death. God has forgiven of all your sins in Christ. Through Jesus, you have peace with God and eternal life. The Holy Spirit works through this gospel message to give and grow our faith. Trinity Sunday is this Sunday. See our holy Triune God at work to save all people. Jesus said, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”(Mt 28:19) Christ promised his disciples, “When the Counselor (the Holy Spirit) comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me.” (Jn 15:26) Paul writes, “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” (2 Cor 13:14) We pray: Dear heavenly Father, my sin is my greatest problem. I need a Savior from sin. I need your beloved Son, Jesus Christ. Send your Holy Spirit to work powerfully through your holy Word to cause me to daily repent and receive your free and full forgiveness in Christ. Move my heart and my tongue to thank and honor you Triune God with all that I do and say. Amen.
Funeral services for Robert Varland Sr., age 64, of Lemmon, South Dakota were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2012 at St. Mary’s
Minerva “Mike” Leitch
Funeral Services for Minerva Ann “Mike” Leitch, 81, Underwood, Minnesota, will be Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Pastor Kate Bruns will officiate. There will be visitation for one hour prior to the service at the church. Minerva died suddenly and unexpectedly in her home on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Minerva Ann Grimstad was born on September 22, 1930 at home in Fergus Falls, Minnesota to Selvin and Mabel (Moen) Grimstad. She was a baptized, confirmed and lifelong member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls. On October 1, 1948 she was united in marriage to Eugene L. Leitch of Underwood, Minnesota at First English Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls with Reverend C.K. Preus officiating. That same month Gene began a 42-year career working at Fergus Falls State Hospital. They made their home in Fergus Falls where they raised their five children, Elizabeth, Bradford, Barritt, Bennett and Braden. Minerva was a stay-at-home mom for most of those years and also a Sunday school teacher and a Cub Scout and Campfire Girls’ leader. In the mid-1970s, she went to work at Lake Region Hospital in the housekeeping department until a work-related injury forced her into early retirement. In 1990, “Mike” and Gene sold their big house on Vine Street and purchasing a lot and new mobile
home in Underwood. Together, they enjoyed traveling and camping throughout the United States and, for ten years, owned a winter home near Edinburg, Texas. Gene passed away on March 29, 2004. Entertaining her family for holiday dinners and decorating cakes for family occasions were a couple of Minerva’s favorite things to do. She was famous for her meatballs and gravy and her chocolate fudge frosting! She also enjoyed gardening, piecing quilts for each of her kids and grandkids, embroidery, board games and watching TV. She was an avid reader. She and Gene bowled on a league for many years. She loved Christmas, spoiling her family with many, many presents. She never missed an occasion to send greeting cards to her family, many friends and acquaintances. She was a pet-lover and always had numerous house pets in addition to a neighborhood of stray cats that she fed every night. Keeping Minerva in their fondest memories are her children, Beth (Roy) Hulm, Bison, SD; Brad (Deanna Nelson) Leitch and Barry (Carmen Holmly), Fergus Falls, MN; Ben Leitch, Underwood, and Brady (Peggy) Leitch, Kasson, MN and one daughter-in-law, Candace Leitch, Fergus Falls, MN; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren – Jason (Wendi) Beld, Taylor, Tanner, Abigail and Sophia, Ft. Collins, CO; Kendra Deibert, Tyler
and Austin, Volga, SD; Ryan (Raven) Beld, Kaeleigh and Hayden, Albuquerque, NM; Amber (David) Jensen, Jaleigh and Colten, Whispering Pines, NC; Jared (Jenn) Beld, Taten, Sydne and Symone, Fulton, MD; Kyle Hulm, Bison, SD; SPC Kirk Hulm, Afghanistan; B.K. (Julie) Leitch, Bret and Beck, Fergus Falls, MN; Casey Leitch, Fergus Falls, MN; Nicolas Leitch, Blade and AnnaMay, Alexandria, MN; Bethany Leitch, Marcus and Kingston, Rock Island, IL; and Eric Leitch, Dalton, MN. She is also survived by two brothers, Manny (Judy) Grimstad, Bellevue, NE and Jerry (Debbie) Grimstad, Rice, MN; her sister-inlaw, Pat (Andy) Formo, Fergus Falls, MN; two brothers-in-law, Milo Severson, Fergus Falls, MN and Dennis Leitch, Park Rapids, MN; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Minerva was preceded in death by her husband Gene, her parents Selvin and Mable Grimstad, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Russell and Esther Leitch; a son-inlaw, Kenneth Beld; her sister Darnella Severson; brother-in-law Eugene Currier; three nephews, Mark and Brian Grimstad and Donovan Severson; one niece, Theresa Marshall; and her special faithful companion, Jordyn, her Pomeranian. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls. Visit their website at www.olsonfuneralhome.com.
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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Bison American Legion - Rogers Smith Post #255 observes Memorial Day
Post Chaplin Gary Juergens.
Post Commander Steve Senn watches as Eliza Bonacci and Darren Jackson provide musical entertainment.
Trish Peck with daughters Haylee and Jada who placed the wreath.
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Open House honoring Howard E Haugen on his 90th Birthday June 15th at Mom’s Cafe from 2 - 4 p.m.
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Thelma Sandgren was a Monday morning coffee guest of Al and Tiss Treib. Al and Tiss Treib made a trip to Hettinger Monday and went out to dinner. Tiss Treib met up with Esther Johnson, Kari Hoff, Dorena and Katie Wiechmann in Hettinger Tuesday afternoon. They went out for ice cream and Sarah Dreiske of Lemmon also joined them. Gary Johnson helped Al and Tiss Treib sort pairs Wednesday afternoon. Jim Gilland also helped. Tiss Treib hosted a birthday party Friday afternoon in Lemmon for her mother, Esther Johnson who turned 97 that day. Tiss Treib called on Angie Spenny on her way home Friday evening. Tiss Treib was among those who attended the wedding of Matt Miller and Christi Miller at the Rosebud Church Saturday afternoon. Al and Tiss Treib attended worship at Rosebud and at New Hope Sunday. They went out to dinner before returning home. Thelma Sandgren was checking on the list for guests of Kylee Sandgren’s graduation in Bison last week and is sorry that she forgot to mention that Wayne Stratmeyer of Rapid City was also a guest. After running her news up to Tiss Monday, Thelma Sandgren went and put flowers out at Rosebud. Tuesday, Kylee Sandgren took Thelma Sandgren to Het-
Friday • June 1 Grand Electric Open House, Office Tour & Annual meeting 2:30 p.m. Saturday • June 2 Sunday • June 3 4-H Phonathon Thursday • June 7 Public Library 1 p.m. Co-ed Softball at Lions Club Park 6:30 p.m. Golf Fun Night Friday • June 8 Perkins County project day Saturday • June 9 Sunday • June 10 Wednesday • June 13 Public Library 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Summer reading program for pre-school 10- 11:30 a.m. Food Pantry 2:30 p.m. Tuesday • June 19 Public Library 1 - 6 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle 1 p.m. Wednesday • June 20 1st Day of Summer Public Library 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Summer reading program for pre-school 10- 11:30 a.m. Tuesday • June 26 Public Library 1 - 6 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle 1 p.m. Doubles Golf Wednesday • June 27 Public Library 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Summer reading program for pre-school 10- 11:30 a.m. Monday • June 4 Thursday • June 14 Flag Day Public Library 1 - 6 p.m. Elementary summer reading program 2 - 2:30 p.m. Co-ed Softball 6:30 p.m. PCRWS mtg 6:45 p.m. Golf Fun Night Saturday • June 16 Perkins County 4-H Rodeo Sunday • June 17 Father’s Day Friday • June 15 Thursday • June 21 Public Library 1 - 6 p.m. Elementary summer reading program 2 - 2:30 p.m. Co-ed Softball 6:30 p.m. Saturday • June 23 Monday • June 25 Library Board mtg 7 p.m. Sunday • June 24 Friday • June 22
tinger. Wednesday, Thelma Sandgren went over to see Helen Meink for her 94th birthday. Thelma got to meet Helen’s brother Fritz and his wife Ruby Goerndt of Baker, MT. Thursday, Kylee Sandgren and Jill Peck came by and planted flowers for Thelma and a few other chores. Friday is Thelma Sandgren’s usual day in Hettinger; she then traveled to Lemmon and took Rachel Sandgren out to lunch, then to Esther Johnson’s. 97th birthday party and then she joined the wedding rehearsal supper for the Miller’s at Rosebud. It was a full day, but fun. Saturday, Thelma Sandgren traveled to Hettinger again for a birthday celebration for Verne Millerin (whom she’s known all his life) and then later, she joined the Millers for their wedding reception. It was wonderful. Sunday, Thelma Sandgren traveled back to Hettinger again to attend Reba Resner’s graduation. Reba’s great grandmother, Joyce Anderson and Betty of Rapid City were also present and they all joined Dean Anderson for the day. Shirley and Lexi Johnson accompanied LaVonne Foss to Esther Johnson’s birthday party in Lemmon Friday afternoon. Shirley and Lexi Johnson accompanied LaVonne Foss to the wedding of Matt and Christi Miller at Rosebud; they then attended the recep-
Rosebud News ......................By Tiss Treib
tion in Hettinger. Thelma Sandgren called on Shirley Johnson Sunday afternoon. Don and Kathy Meink and Tom Moes and family returned to their homes in Nebraska and Kansas City Monday after spending the weekend with Helen Meink. Duane Meink returned home Sunday from a trip to Phoenix, AZ, and Sue picked him up at the Rapid City airport. Last Monday, Linda Seim visited with Jim and Patsy Miller. Jim Miller also went to Scranton and stopped to visit with his mother, Violet Miller. Jim and Patsy Miller traveled to Lemmon Thursday where they met Archie Goodrich of Bismarck. They decorated the graves, and then traveled to Hettinger before returning to the Miller ranch. Friday dinner guests of Jim and Archie Patsy Miller were Goodrich, Jay and Pat Huber and Kyle of Welman, Iowa, Michele and Ryan Clarahan and their children Heidi, Jack and Regan of Harper, Iowa; Allan and Megan Miller and their children Emerson and Evan of North Liberty, Iowa; Bill and Karen Ruppert of Tiffen, Iowa; Gladys and Chuck Gartzke of Oxford, Iowa. Later that evening, after the rehearsal supper, Carla and Miles Jones of
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McLaughlin were visitors. Saturday morning callers at Jim and Patsy Miller’s were Lowell and Ginger Miller of White, Georgia; Sarah Miller of Clona, Iowa. Afternoon callers were David, Nancy, Jamie and J Lynn Miller of Rapid City. Sunday morning, Jim and Patsy Miller were among who attended the gift opening for Matt and Christi Miller in Hettinger. Sunday afternoon, Ron Berg of Winamongo, MN; Lois and Walter Cheever of Cleveland, MN; Carol Ann and Harvey Hochhalter of Valley City, ND; Selmer and Corky Haugen of Madison, SD; Matt and Christi Miller were supper guests of Jim and Patsy Miller. Hope, Ella and Greta Anderson spent Wednesday afternoon with JoAnne Seim. Kelly LaDue of Draper, Utah arrived in Sturgis Friday and spent time with Gary and Margie LaDue. Justin and Jo Seim of Belle Fourche and Ketch and Owen LaDue arrived at Tim and JoAnne Seim’s Saturday. Tim and JoAnne Seim, Nolan and Linda Seim and family attended the wedding and reception for Matt and Christi Miller Saturday. Nolan and Linda Seim and family traveled to Bismarck Thursday. Nolan and Linda Seim and family traveled to Baker, MT Friday to attend the funeral of Martin O’Connor. Friday, Shirley Harris traveled to Bismarck, where she met Denise, Rebecca, Kristina, Zachary, Brooklyn and Daniel Haugen. Saturday, Shirley Harris was among those who attended the funeral of Blenda Christman in Lemmon. Saturday afternoon, Loretta Haugen and Shirley Harris attended the wedding of Matt and Christi Miller they also attended the reception and dance in Hettinger. Saturday, Isabel Boespflug and Bev Hoffman attended the funeral for Blenda Christman. Saturday afternoon, Bev Hoffman attended Bob and Grace Schell’s anniversary party in Lemmon. Sunday, Keith and Bev Hoffman had lunch with Fern and Kim Keller of Rapid City; Isabel Boespflug and Eva Davison in Lemmon. Tuesday, Bridget and Lil Albert Keller and Duane Harris were among those who attended the Brockel branding. Duane Harris, Bridget and Lil Albert Keller were among those who attended the Miller wedding at Rosebud Saturday afternoon. Duane Harris, Bridget and Lil Albert Keller attended the Tim and JoAnne Seim branding Sunday.
Tuesday • June 5 Primary Election Public Library 1 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle 1 p.m. Doubles Golf
Wednesday • June 6 Public Library 1 p.m. Perkins County Commissioners meeting 10 a.m. 4-H Special Events Day Eastern Star mtg 7 p.m.
Monday • June 11 4-H Horse Show Town Board meeting 7 p.m. School Board mtg 7 p.m. Men’s Club mtg 7 p.m. Tuesday • June 12 Public Library 1 p.m. 1 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle Doubles Golf
Thursday • June 28 Public Library 1 - 6 p.m. Elementary summer reading program 2 - 2:30 p.m. Co-ed Softball 6:30 p.m. Town & Country Club 7 p.m. Saturday • June 30 Fireman’s Dance at the Lion’s Club Park Friday • June 29
Monday • June 18 Firemen’s mtg 7 p.m.
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Getting Sara Married West River Health Services Foundation and Dakota Stage LTD. present “Getting Sara Married” on Sat., June 9 at 7:30 pm at the Hettinger High School Gym. Tickets purchased at the door: $15 adults and $5 children 12 and under. Proceeds benefit the campaign for Western Horizons Care Center. Living with Diabetes Monitoring Your Blood Sugar presented by Barbara West certified diabetes educator in Classroom I on Mon., June 11 from 2 - 4 p.m. Pre-registration required by calling 567-6203. Living with Diabetes Medications & Diabetes presented by Barbara West certified diabetes educator in Classroom I on Mon., June 25 from 2 - 4 p.m. Pre-registration required by calling 567-6203. Fun Run & Walk Prairie Road Runners, Fun Run & Walk on Wed., July 4. Registration from 6:30 – 7:15 am and races start at 7:30 am at Mirror Lake Park. Download registration form at www.wrhs.com.
It’s Not to Early for Athletic Physicals Make an appointment in June or July for your athletic physical by calling anyone of the WRHS clinics. The fee is $25 for an athletic physical. A physical examination must be completed to be valid for participation in school sponsored sporting events. Athletic physicals are limited to issues concerning ability to play sports, additional medical concerns or lab and radiology testing will be addressed through a separate office visit. Please pay for the athletic physical at the time of service. Also, remember to bring your parental or guardian signed athletic form with you to your appointment. WRHS e-Newsletter Go to HYPERLINK "http://www.wrhs.com" www.wrhs.com and sign up for WRHS e-Newsletter. Need HELP with Your Medical Bills Qualification is based on family income and net worth. Please contact patient financial services at 567-6152.
Schedule Back to School Eye Exams Early Dr. Kludt conducts a thorough eye examination on children of all ages, even as young as four. For all your vision needs call West River Eye Center in Hettinger. Call 567-6133 for your back to school appointment.
Pay Your Bill Online Go to HYPERLINK "http://www.wrhs.com" www.wrhs.com under patient information. GREAT GIFTS FOR THE BRIDE TO BE Order all RADA products online at HYPERLINK "http://www.wrhs.com" www.wrhs.com, click Auxiliary or call Cindy at 567-6190. N.D. Women’s Way & S.D. All Women Count A regular mammogram and pap test does matter. Women’s Way & All Women Count may provide a way to pay. You may be eligible. Enroll now with Kim at 567-6014. Medication Assistance Program Call Cindy Del at 567-6185 to see if you qualify.
continued from page 1 Apartments, a new grandstand and a swimming pool. In 1995, Carv was volunteer chairman of building a new St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. In 1997, Carv, along with some other investors, purchased the Farmers State Bank to keep it local. Morris Gustafson, president of Farmers State Bank, said, “When it comes to promoting, Carv is the quintessential ad man. He knows how to promote and takes great pride in getting the job done and done right. It has been my honor and privilege to work with, to learn from and to know Carv Thompson. Carv may not be a mapmaker, but he put “Faith” on the map. He truly has been the heart, soul and face of our community for many years. When you travel the state and say you are ” from Faith, people ask, ‘Do you know Carv Thompson?’ I am proud to say, ‘Yes!’ Carv may be best known, though, for his efforts with the Faith Stock Show. It was in 1963that Carv had the idea to bring music to the stock show. It took some work on his part to convince the other organizers, even guaranteeing any loss that might be incurred. The following year, the first show included The Willis Brothers and Red Blanchard. A $400 profit was made on the venture and opened the way for 28 more years of grandstand shows. Dave Fischbach, past president of Faith Stock Show Association. and friend said of Carv, “It is impossible to know how many hours Carv has spent working on, organizing and promoting local projects, events, fundraisers, benefits and activities for his hometown of Faith. Even though he no longer lives in Faith, his heart and dedication to our community is still here. Just last year he chaired a fundraising committee to help
Carv Thompson
build a new school in Faith. Through his tireless efforts and creative ideas, over $1.1 million was raised to help fund the project. The new building is now under construction. To put it simply, Faith would not be the Faith we know without the work and dedication of our friend, Carv Thompson.” Carv put pen to paper and recorded some of his memories from the stock show. One of his memories was, “Hank Thompson was the first star to bring his own lights and sound system to Faith. The band traveled in Hank’s big bus, but he flew his own twin engine airplane into Faith and landed on the old grass runway that was next to the fairgrounds. Later when?Hank was a guest of Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show,” Carson asked Hank, ‘What was one of the most unusual places you’ve ever played?’ (Hank) Thompson replied, ‘It was Faith, South Dakota.’ ‘What was so unusual about that?’ Carson asked. Hank said, ‘It was the only time I ever flew my plane to a concert and landed right at the fairgrounds, taxied right up to the stage, got out and went on stage and sang to a crowd of 3,000 in a town of 300.’ ” Carv’s involvement with the Faith Stock Show’s entertainment lead him to being the South Dakota State Fair’s entertainment director for 13 years. It also lead him to a job in the mid-1990s with Romeo Entertainment Group in Omaha, Neb., producing concerts and music festivals, which he continues to do today. At one time Carv and his wife, Margaret, owned seven pharmacies in western South Dakota. He purchased the Philip pharmacy from George Minard in 1975. He soon hired Milo Zeeb as pharmacist and manager. Milo said Carv has always been
a community-minded businessman; a man who was very concerned with supporting the community. Milo recalled Carv as being a very organized person with lists to help him keep track of everything. “I remember he called me up one time and said he left his brain there (in Philip).” His “brain” was a spiral bound notebook with all his notes. Milo said Margaret was a major supporter and helpmate to Carv. In addition to Faith and Philip, Thompsons had drug stores in Eagle Butte, Deadwood, Lead, Lemmon and McLaughlin. Carv became a state legislator in 1969, serving until 1972. He made a run for South Dakota governor in 1972, but he was unable to defeat the incumbent, Richard Kneip. Six different governors appointed Carv to terms on the State Board of Pharmacy, the State House of Representatives, State Fair Commission, and the S.D. Gaming Com- mission. From 1973 to 1981, Carv was a volunteer with the National Muscular Dystrophy Association. He and Marci Christensen of KEVINTV in Rapid City, were co-emcees of the Annual Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. The 21 hour television event raised over $500,000 for "Jerry's Kids" from the viewers in western South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming and Montana. Carv decided in 2002 to retire from his pharmacy business. He and Margaret moved to the Black Hills, living between Spearfish and Deadwood, but Faith is still deep in their hearts. In writing their story for a history book, Margaret quoted Carv, “ ‘I feel so fortunate to have been born, raised and educated in Faith. It was a privilege to serve as much as I could and I hope Faith will continue to prosper and continue to be one for the best little towns anywhere!’ ”
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One of Carv Thompson’s favorite memories is when he was a volunteer with the National Muscular Dystrophy Association. From 1973 to 1981, Carv and Marci Christensen of KEVIN-TV in Rapid City, were co-emcees of the Annual Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. Thompson, left, is pictured here with Jerry Lewis. Courtesy Photo
May 20th, Holy Smokes the month is two thirds gone, and my garden isn’t even up! Must be because I didn’t plant anything! anyway we received a half inch of rain during the night which is great, and of course, the wind is moving across the prairie this morning at a goodly speed! Vic and Ella Heppler from Coaldale, Alberta arrived at the VanDenBerg abode Saturday, May 5th. That afternoon Tom, Betty and Jim Goddard, Roy & Janet Cranston came for a coffee party. This was a “belated” birthday party fro Janet. Betty brought delicious chocolate cake and ice cream for the occasion. Much talk and laughter as we sat around the table! Just as the neighbors left for home, a real downpour of rain came through. On Tuesday May 8th the Hepplers went with Herman and Ruby to Belle Fourche to purchase a couple of tires for our car. Afterward we met daughter Susan in Spearfish for lunch. Clark Verhulst also joined us at the “Seven Grill”. We enjoyed he company of Vic and Ella until thursday May 10th, when they went to the Hills to visit more relatives. Thanks to Vic, our yard got mowed and trimmed while they were here. Reggie Keil was a caller at VanDenBergs on May 9th, and Clark
Verhulst arrived that evening to stay overnight. Linda Anders attended the rehearsal of the Children's’ Theatre at Bison School on May 11th. She also took in the Play Day on May 14th to watch her grand kids participate. Jesse and Mary Lee Marty had a pleasant surprise on Friday, May 11th when Cherrie (Creighton) Charles of Belle Fourche, and daughter Melody Hazel, from Alaska, arrived. They partook of dinner with Martys and spent an enjoyable afternoon visiting. Jesse and Mary Lee picked up her mother in Sturgis on May 12th and drove to Sheridan, Wyoming for the graduation of Zack Scofield, Mary Lee’s nephew, from college. They returned to Sturgis that evening. On mother’s Day Mary Lee’s daughter Delana met them in Sturgis, and they planted flowers for Addie Boyd, Mary Lee’s mom, then the four went out for dinner. Maxine Marty drove to Dale and Ruth Ann Sprague's, and they took her, picked up Lorraine Sprague in Sturgis, and treated the Mom’s to dinner in Deadwood. Ernie Gethy from Rapid City was at the Marty ranch turkey hunting, visiting and helping out for a week. Cody and Alyssa Gerbracht were home for Mother’s Day weekend.
Zeona News ......................By Ruby VanDenBerg
On Saturday, May 12th Jamie and Danelle Gerbracht, Coy and Alyssa attended the Children's’ Theatre at Bison School, and had supper at the Lounge. On Sunday Jamie and Danelle went to Sturgis to get garden seeds and plants and had supper at Tammy Evens, along with daughter Amanda, Mitch and kids and Frank and Ty Gerbracht from Hill City. On Mother’s Day Linda Anders picked up Jean Simon in Sturgis and Vera Dutton in Spearfish taking them “out” to dinner. They were joined by Mel and Marcia Dutton from Faith. Then they all proceeded to the Dorsett Home to visit Dad Harold Dutton. Linda said Dad had a very good day of visiting. The Home held a short program for “Moms” Day and Vera played the piano for the residents. Dar Price and Ruby VanDenBerg attended the “Pearls for a Princess” mother/daughter banquet at Reva on May 122th. The occasion was sponsored by Slim Buttes Lutheran Church. A good roast beef supper was served by some men of the church. Linda Mohagen and other ladies provided a good program following the supper. Thank you all for a very special evening! Herman and Ruby attended church on Mom’s Day and of course enjoyed “coffee time” with others af-
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terward. Quiet afternoon at home and Ruby enjoyed phone calls from our six offspring over the weekend. Herman and Ruby went to Sturgis Thursday for car repairs. Stayed “o’nite” at Barney Stoltz’s as had to wait for a part to come Friday morning. His daughter Bernita is staying with him and we enjoyed card playing in the evening. Mary Lee and Maxine Marty, Danelle Gerbracht and Ruby VanDenBerg met at Immanuel Church on May 16that 7 p.m. for Bible Study and LCW business meeting. it was decided to have a potluck dinner after church on Sunday, June 3rd at 12:30. The occasion is an early birthday celebration for Ilma Gabiel’s 90th birthday, (which is June 7). Birthday cake and ice cream furnished by LCW. Come and join us to celebrate with Ilma! Next LCW meeting is planed for Monday, June 18th at 7 p.m. at the church. When is Sturgis on thursday we saw Faye Schalesky and mom Ilma at Jacobsen Ford. on Friday we chanced to see Jean Kopren when getting groceries. Today is graduation of the Seniors at Bison High. Congratulations to each one for success in whatever career you may chose. God Bless you all, and remember He is there with you always!
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Bison Athletic awards..........................
Cross Country awards went to, Nathan Burkhalter, Valarie Burkhalter, Ruth Burkhalter, Joshua McKinstry.
Girls basketball awards went to, back row: Catherine Graf, Shelly Peck, Carrie Schalesky. Front row: Charlotte Johnson, Lenae McKinstry, Sydney Arneson, Stephanie Kolb, Tessa kopren.
Volleyball awards went to, back row: Shelly Peck, Lindsey Hendrickson, Kimberly Peck. Front row: Lenae McKinstry, Sydney Arneson, Madison Hulm, Shaley Lensegrav, Tessa Kopren.
Senior track awards went to Valarie Burkhalter and Nathan Burkhalter.
Football awards went to, back row: Christian Wolff, Shawn Klein, Tyler Kari. Front row: John Hatle, Daniel Chapman, Wil Kolb, Lane Kopren.
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TREE FACTS – Spider Mites and their control
ful in diagnosing spider mite problems. Most spider mite activity peaks during the warmer months. They can develop rapidly during this time, becoming full-grown in as little as a week after eggs hatch. After mating, mature females may produce a dozen eggs daily for a couple of weeks. The fast development rate and high egg production can lead to extremely rapid increases in mite populations. Spruce spider mites are most active during the cooler periods of the growing season, in spring and fall. These cool-season spider mites may cease development and produce dormant eggs to survive hot summer weather. Dry conditions greatly favor all spider mites as the lower humidity allows them to evaporate excess water they excrete. At the same time, most of their natural enemies require more humid conditions and are stressed by arid conditions. Furthermore, plants stressed by drought can produce changes in their chemistry that make them more nutritious to spider mites. Water Management, Adequate watering of plants during dry conditions can limit drought stress and spider mite outbreaks. Hosing trees with a forceful jet of water can physically remove and kill many mites, as well as remove the dust that collects on foliage and interferes with mite predators. It can also remove their webbing and delay egg laying until new webbing is produced. Biological Control, Various insects and predatory mites feed on spider mites and provide a high level of natural control. The darkcolored lady beetles are specialized predators of spider mites. Minute pirate bugs, big-eyed bugs and predatory thrips are important natural enemies. Many mites are predators of spider mites and occur naturally. Some predatory mites are produced and sold commercially. Chemical Control, Chemical control of spider mites generally involves pesticides that are called miticides or acaricides. Treat with spiromesifen, two applications 610 days apart. 2% horticultural oil also is effective but may remove the blue coloration on spruce. Insecticidal soaps may be used but depending on the type of webbing may have limited effectiveness. Insecticides are usually ineffective for spider mites and many even aggravate problems by killing off insects that may prey on the spider mites. My sources for this news release were the Colorado State University Extension and South Dakota State University Extension. If you would like more information about “Spider Mites and their Control” call Bob Drown at the Conservation Office at 605-244-5222, Extension 4.
Boys basketball awards went to, back row: Ty Plaggemeyer, Wil Kolb, Lane Kopren. Front row: Clayton Prelle, Daniel Chapman, Yancy Buer.
By Robert W. Drown, Natural Resource Specialist Spider mites are a common pest problem around yards, gardens and shelterbelts in South Dakota. The mites cause injury as they pierce the plants and suck their sap. Following severe infestations, leaves become discolored, producing a gray or bronze look to the plant. Leaves and needles may ultimately become scorched and drop prematurely. Spider mites frequently kill plants or cause serious stress to them. Spider mites are relatives of spiders and ticks but are small and difficult to see with the naked eye. Their colors range from red and brown to yellow and green. They produce webbing that gives the mites and their eggs some protection from natural enemies and environmental fluctuations. There are different types of spider mites. The two spotted spider mite attacks garden plants, fruits and flowers. Spruce spider mites attack spruce, juniper, pines and arborvitae. Life Cycle, Spider mites lay their eggs near the veins of leaves during the growing season. The eggs are round and extremely large in proportion to the size of the mite. After egg hatch, the old egg shells remain and can be use-
Hettinger Theater
Men in Black III
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June 1 - 4
Nightly • 7:30 p.m. Sunday Matinee 2:00 p.m. 3-D Glasses $2.00
Golf awards went to, back row: Conner Palmer, Wrangler Weishaar, Christopher Morris. Front row: Jessica Johnson, Samantha Moody, Julianna Kari.
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The second best selling game of all time is Jenga. Jenga is a Swahili word, meaning "to build."
California Dolls will be at Smoky’s in Meadow June 2, at 9 p.m. Admission is $10.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door. 788-2976
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Academic Awards...............................
788-2943 Main office
Jesse Lensegrav, DC Chiropractic Physician
605-490-2965 Cell phone
Kylee Sandgren receives Outstanding FACS Student award from Joyce Matthews; Eastern Star/Pasque Lodge Scholarships, presented by Brad Mackaben and Sara Weishaar went to Lindsey Hendrickson and Kylee Sandgren; Joyce Waddell presents Kylee Sandgren with the BEA Scholarship; Collette Wheeler and Colgan Huber present the Marjean Huber memorial scholarship to Kylee Sandgren, Carrie Schalesky, Jessica Johnson and Lindsey Hendrickson; Kylee Sandgren received the National Honor Society Scholarship, and NHS Character Award, ; Barbie Serr presents the Dacotah Bank-Bison Scholarship to Lindsey Hendrickson; Joyce Aukland presented the American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship to Jessica Johnson.
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More people are killed by donkeys annually than are killed in plane crashes
Mrs Waddell recognizes Student Librarians, Jessica Johnson, Charlotte Johnson, Roy goddard.
Palace Theater
FCCLA officers were recognized, Kylee Sandgren, Megan Serr, Kimberly Peck, Anna Hatle and Lindsey Hendrickson.
Men in Black III
Father Brian Fawcett Memorial Scholarship.
Lindsey Hendrickson receives outstanding Math Student, from Ms. Erin Titze, Lindsey also received Outstanding Sceince Student, Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union Scholarship and the
PG-13 103 minutes June 1 - 3
surround sound Lemmon 374-5107 8:00 p.m. nightly
US Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Awards went to Lindsey Hendrickson and Shawn Klein.
Carrie Schalesky received the Grand Electric/West River Telephone Scholarship.
Kimberly Peck, Lindsey Hendrickson, Christopher Morris, Shaley Lensegrav and Anna Hatle were recognized for Quiz Bowl participants.
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Low stress cattle handling seminar
Tri-County Ag Day June 8
The difference between working with people or animals who want to do something, versus working with people or animals who don't is amazing, says Dr. Tom Noffsinger, a large animal veterinarian and low-stress livestock handling consultant. "We've all seen lots of people ask cattle to do things in a way that took away the cattle's self-esteem," says Noffsinger, who has practiced low-stress cattle handling, and taught feed yard and commercial cattle producers the technique for more than 10 years. "Our goal is to create voluntary cattle movement." Dr. Noffsinger says the key to getting cattle to want to go where the cattle producer wants them to go is based on the cattle producer's ability to understand cattle and effectively communicate with them. He will introduce cattle producers to low-stress handling techniques and teach them how to effectively communicate with their cattle during a seminar at the TriCounty Ag Day June 8 beginning at 10:30 at the SDSU Cottonwood Research Station. "Each time cattle change their address, cattle producers need to see that time as an opportunity to increase cattle confidence in where they live," says Noffsinger, of working with young calves, moving cattle for branding, weaning, or after purchase and feed yard arrival. Along with reducing the labor force needed to move and work cattle, low-stress cattle handling is proven to have a positive impact on the bottom-line. "It increases their feed intake, improves immune function and disease resistance," Noffsinger said. "It also creates honesty in cattle, so they communicate their true state of health, instead of hiding lameness and signs of illness." More Tri-County Ag Day details There is a $25 registration fee for the Low-Stress Cattle Handling seminar; it covers all members of the same operation. Because low-stress cattle handling isn't about how one individual does things, but it is about how everyone works together, we would encourage adults and youth who work with livestock to all attend the seminar together. Along with the seminar, TriCounty Ag Day also includes a trade show, which will open at 10 a.m. and run to about 8 p.m. The trade show is open to the public. Tri-County Ag Day includes a poster session featuring SDSU research projects and Extension programs. Participants will have an opportunity to visit with SDSU researchers and Extension Specialists about current research and projects South Dakota State University is working on. Participants are encouraged to share ideas for research and future programming. continued on page 18
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 $13.00.]
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
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Perkins County, South Dakota, Is the lawful holder of the tax sale certificate to the property described as:
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Notice to Creditors of Informal Probate and Appointment of Personal Representative
Lemmon’s Original Blk 13, Lots 14 & 15, City of Lemmon, Perkins County, South Dakota, Owner – Karen Olson, Certificate #63, which was sold at tax sale on December 15, 2008 to Perkins County, South Dakota; and Milwaukee Land Co 1st Addition, Blk 30, Lot 4, City of Lemmon, Perkins County, South Dakota, Owner – Samuel Paulson, Certificate #64 which was sold at tax sale on December 15, 2008 to Perkins County, South Dakota; and Milwaukee Land Co 2nd Addition, Blk 33, Lot 4, Perkins County, South Dakota, Owner – Roger & Barbara Heupel, Certificate #23 which was sold at tax sale on December 15, 2008 to Perkins County, South Dakota; and
Date: May 24, 2012 Present: Commissioners Schweitzer, Foster, Henderson, Ottman (2:05), Finance Officer Chapman Others Present: Tracy Buer, Shane Penfield
Perkins County Commission Special Conference Call Meeting
[Published May 24 and May 31, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $15.61.]
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Reno’s Addition Blk 5 Lots 7-8-9, City of Lemmon, Perkins County, South Dakota, Owner – Michael Kotthoff & Connie McMurtry, Certificate #53 which was sold at tax sale on December 15, 2008 to Perkins County, South Dakota; and Part of SWNW, S29-T14-R13, Bixby Township, Perkins County, South Dakota, Owner – Lloyd & Josephine Rogers, Certificate #66 which was sold at tax sale on December 15, 2008 to Perkins County, South Dakota.
In the matter of the ) Estate of ) ELAINE M. WILSON, ) Deceased ) Notice is hereby given that on April 24, 2012, Daniel D. Wilson of New Hope, minnesota, was appointed as personal representative of the Estate of Elaine M. Wilson, Deceased. Creditors of decedent must file their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or their claims may be barred. Claims may be filed with the personal representative or may be filed with the clerk of courts, with a copy of the claim mailed to the personal representative. Dated this 1st day of May, 2012. /s/Daniel D. Wilson Daniel D. Wilson 7613 Angeline Drive New Hope, MN 55428
Call to Order Chairman Schweitzer called the meeting to order at 2:01 p.m.
Signing Grant Superintendent Buer requested permission to make application for a signage grant. Henderson moved, Foster seconded to introduce and approve Resolution 2012-7 “Federal Aid Surface Transportation Program Resolution for Countywide Signing Projects”, roll call vote: Foster aye, Henderson aye, Schweitzer aye, motion carried. Resolution 2012-07 Federal and Surface Transportation Program Resolution for Countywide Signing Projects
Perkins County Clerk of courts Perkins County Courthouse PO Box 426 Bison, SD 57620
WHEREAS, Perkins County desires replacement and improvement of regulatory, warning, and guide signs as authorized by MUTCD, state law, and/or local ordinance. LOCATION: Perkins County TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION: Traffic Control Signing AND WHEREAS, Perkins County is obligated and hereby agrees to provide proper maintenance of signing as recommended by the latest edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Estimated Cost of Project Including Engineering: $ to be determined Proposed Year of Construction: 2018 to 2023
NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that the right to redemption will expire and a deed for the above described real property will be made upon the expiration of sixty (60) days from the completed service of this Notice unless the property be redeemed as permitted by law. Dated this 24th day of May, 2012. PERKINS DAKOTA COUNTY, SOUTH
Quentin L. Riggins, Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP Attorneys for the Estate PO Box 8045 Rapid City, SD 57709-8045 (605) 342-1078
[Published May 31, 2012, June 7 and June 14, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $50.70.]
BY: /s/Sylvia Chapman Sylvia Chapman, Perkins County Finance Officer
[Published May 31, 2012 and June7, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $44.19.]
The reason why hair turns gray as we age is because the pigment cells in the hair follicle start to die, which is responsible for producing "melanin" which gives the hair colour.
Ottman entered the meeting at 2:05 p.m.
Bids on Semi Truck Superintendent Buer traveled to Sioux Falls to examine the trucks. Only one of the trucks met specifications listed. Buer requested the Commission approve the bid from Sheehan Mack Sales, Sioux Falls, SD on a 2009 Mack CXU613 with 308,612 miles for $81,250.00. A lengthy discussion was held. Foster moved, seconded to table the acceptance of bid until the June 6th regular commission meeting, roll call vote: Henderson aye, Ottman aye, Foster aye, Schweitzer aye, motion carried. Adjournment Ottman moved, Foster seconded to adjourn the meeting at 2:29 p.m., motion carried. ATTEST: Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer APPROVE: Mike Schweitzer, Chairman
[Published May 31, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $47.30.]
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
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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.]
[Published May 24 and May 31, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $18.85.]
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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 4 5 6 7 8 9 12 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
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$40.61.]
Marshfield, Scotch Cap, Bison, Rainbow, Richland, Vickers, Lone Tree, Hall, Ada, Brushy & Chaudoin Townships & Town of Bison
Bentley Memorial Building
[Published May 31, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $154.53.]
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VOTING RIGHTS Any voter who can’t mark a ballot because the voter has a physical disability or can’t read, may ask any person they choose to help them vote. Any voter may ask for instruction in the proper procedure for voting. Any voter at the polling place prior to 7:00 p.m. is allowed to cast a ballot. If your voting rights have been violated, you may call the person in charge of the election at 605-244-5624, the Secretary of State at 888-703-5328, or your state’s attorney at 605-3747785. A felon who receives a sentence of imprisonment to the adult penitentiary system, including a suspended execution of sentence, loses the right to vote. Felons so sentenced may register to vote following completion of their sentence. Further information is available at www.sdsos.gov. ELECTION CRIMES Anyone who makes a false statement when they vote, tries to vote knowing they are not a qualified voter, or tries to vote more than once has committed an election crime. [Published May 31,2012 at a total approximate cost of $12.64.]
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.
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 31, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $67.75.]
[Published May 24, May 31 and June 7, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $39.45.]
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Statement of Insurance
Meadow News
Bernie Rose accompanied Della Mae Hatle to the funeral of Blenda Christman in Lemmon Saturday. Dorothy and Kathleen Carmichael of Lemmon, Toby and Connie Peters of Sturgis, Bernie Rose and Cassie and Lane Foster all went out to dinner at Smoky’s Sunday. They then went to decorate graves at the Meadow/Galloway cemetery. Bev Schopp was among those who attended the funeral of Blenda Christman in Lemmon Saturday. Carolyn Petik accompanied Jeri Lynn and Mirandi Bakken to Bismarck on Tuesday. Mirandi Bakken was a Tuesday overnight guest of her grandparents. Wednesday, Carolyn Petik was an afternoon caller at Chuck and Kerry Christman's. She also visited Karen Varland at the home of Joe and Myrna Deans. Jerry and Carolyn Petik attended the funeral of Bob Varland on Friday and the funeral of Blenda Christman on Saturday. They were Saturday afternoon visitors of Irene Young. Jerry and Carolyn were Sunday afternoon visitors of Ernestine Miller.
An Ag Appreciation Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. to thank area producers. The banquet is sponsored by area business; SDSU ice cream will be served. Everyone is invited to attend, even if you can't make it to the low-stress livestock handling seminar. Please come and enjoy the meal and an opportunity to visit with vendors at the trade show. Gold sponsors for the event include: Alltech, Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc, Cattle Business Weekly, Certified Angus Beef, Dakota Radio Group, First National Bank and Agency-Philip, Golden Veterinary Service, Golden West Telecommunications, Grossenburg Implement, Hubbard Feeds, Kadoka Community Betterment Association, KBHB Radio, Kennedy Implement, Midwest Cooperatives, Pennington /Jackson County Farm Bureau, Philip Livestock Auction, South Dakota Grassland Coalition, and Tri-State Livestock News. June 1 is the registration deadline; pre-register for the seminar, banquet or both by calling the Rapid City Regional Extension Center at 394-1722 or e-mailing Paulette Morse at paulette.morse@ sdstate .edu. For more information, contact Adele Harty at adele.harty@sdstate.edu or 394-1722.
......By Tiss Treib
Low stress cattle
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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 For sale: 2003 Mazda Tribute 2447534. B48-3tc 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 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
Advertising Rates:
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MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or permanent. No experience necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online www.sdwork.org. FREDERICK AREA SCHOOL District #6-2 has the following positions available: Full time janitor; fulltime (12 month position) business manager with benefits; special education assistant to work with K-12 students. Apply with letter, resume, to FASD, Attn: Supt. Randy Barondeau, PO Box 486, Frederick SD 57441. Open until filled. 7-12 TECHNICAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR, Alexander Public School - Teach vocational subjects. Specific areas: Welding, Carpentry, Automotive, Diesel, or Agriculture. Please send an application letter, resume and transcripts to: Mike Klabo, PO Box 66, Alexander, ND 58831, ND Teaching License, Housing available, Competitive wages GRAIN ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTION workers wanted. Mechanical, basic welding. Onida area. Some travel. Benefits. Will train. Advancement opportunities. Contact Dusty Sumner, J&D Construction 320-2263402 EOE.
THE CITY OF FREEMAN is taking applications for a full-time Police Chief. Contact Freeman City Hall, ATTN City Administrator Dennis Nelsen, P.O. Box 178, Freeman, SD 57029 or call 605-925-7127. Position open until filled.
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 information and application go to www.yanktonunitedway.org.
For Sale: 3 bdr/2 bath ranch style house. Finished basement, newly renovated and guaranteed waterproof. Includes extra lot, 4 car garage and one room school house. Call 244-7536 if interested. B50-tfn Wanted Looking for an electric kitchen range in good working order, close to bison, evenings 244-5931. B50-1tp
FINANCE OFFICER: The City of North Sioux City, South Dakota, is currently accepting applications for a fulltime Finance Officer. Applications/resumes should state qualifications and experience. Starting salary is contingent upon applicant’s experience/qualifications and benefits are included. Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business, public administration or a related field is preferred but not required. In addition to experience with municipal finance operations/regulations, successful candidate must possess excellent organization and communication skills as well as strong management and leadership talents. Applications/resumes are being accepted until 5:00 p.m. June 15, 2012, at City of North Sioux City, 504 River Drive, North Sioux City, SD 57049. For information call 605-232-4276. EOE.
CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL and Custer Regional Senior Care are 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 call 605-673-2229 ext. 110 or log onto www.regionalhealth.com to apply. EEOC/AA ESTABLISHED FLOWER SHOP located in Gettysburg, SD to sell as going business or will sell inventory and coolers separate. Joys Flowers 605-7652399 or 769-0121. FOR SALE
Wanted: Old Comic Books that originally sold for 10 - 12¢ each when new. Good cash buyer Tim 303-517-9875 (Colorado). P-2tp 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
DAKOTA PLAINS CREDIT UNION ($44MCU) seeking a Branch Manager for its Ellendale, ND location. Responsibilities include Ag/consumer lending, staff supervision, and strategic planning. Candidate must have excellent leadership/interpersonal skills, years of supervisory & financial institution experience. Bachelor’s degree/equivalent experience required. Excellent benefit package. Resumes accepted through June 8, 2012: DPCU (Attn: CEO), Box 248, Edgeley, ND 58433. Or email: mreisnour@drtel.net. 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.
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.
2002 HD ROAD KING, triple, black and chrome, diamond cut heads, Rinehart, fiberglass bags and lots of extras. 13,000 miles. All work done by HD. Asking $18,000. 1997 HD Softail Badboy, black & silver, S&S carb, lots of extras. 32,000 miles. Looks and runs great. Must sell!! $9,000.00. Call 605229-1152. 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. REFLECTIONS MEMORIAL PARK Estelline, South Dakota. Proud of our Veterans, School and Community. See us online at www.reflectionsmemorialpark.com Visit this summer! NOTICES OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY
SEEKING BUSINESS MANAGER for McLaughlin School Disctrict #15-2. Send resume and application (available at www.mclaughlin.k12.sd.us) to Keith McVay, PO Box 880, McLaughlin, SD 57642. Open until filled. SEEKING POLICE CHIEF, Gettysburg, SD. Experienced certified law enforcement Officer in friendly, small town, other officers on duty, fantastic benefits, wages DOE, EOE. Contact City Finance Office 605-765-2733 cogburg@venturecomm.net. Close June 4 or until filled.
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
CREATIVE SURFACES in Sioux Falls is seeking a Template and Order Expeditor. Works with countertop division and involves measuring countertop projects using PhotoTop software and drafting with AutoCAD-13. 80% travel within 3hr radius. Resume and references to Denise Pins: deniseb@cre-
FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE/CUSTODIAN~Alexander Public School Maintain building and grounds, cleaning, minor building repairs, general painting, basic plumbing and electrical, and lawn care. Salary $18 per hour, $5460 benefit. Successful applicants must pass a background check. Submit a letter of application and resume to: Mike Klabo, PO Box 66, Alexander, ND 58831, or call (701) 8283334. BRIDGEWATER CITY accepting written Notice of Interest for Manager Lessees for City Bar. Call Bridgewater Finance Office 605/729-2690 or see bridgewatersd.com for more information. GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR
THE SISSETON SCHOOL DISTRICT has an opening for an Activities Director. Job description can be obtained by contacting the business office. Send a LOA, resume and credentials to Dr. Stephen Schulte at 516 8th Ave. West, Sisseton, SD 57262. Closed: 6/15/12. EOE. WANTED: SERVICE TECHNICIANS at a stable dealership with three locations in South Dakota and four locations in Nebraska. Excellent benefit package. A/C service departments. Wages DOE. For locations and phone numbers check our website: www.grossenburg.com. PLUMBERS WANTED Journeyman or Apprentice. Full time, permanent, possible OT wages. DOQ. Mitchell SD area. Mitchell Plumbing & Heating 605-996-7375. In business 20 years. GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or
The PDR Hunt is a FREE deer hunt for physically disabled children ages 12-18, September 14-15, 2012. Clark, South Dakota. Call Dean Rasmussen (605) 233-0331, www.pdryouthhunt.com. 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.
Win $4,000 in groceries. Enter to win. Take a survey at www.paper.net and tell us about your household shopping plans, your news and ad media use and preferences. Thank you! BUYING ANTLERS UP to 7.50 per lb. brown elk, 6.00 per lb. brown deer. Will be buying porcupines again this fall. Phone 605-517-0397 or clawantlerhide@hotmail.com. WANTED TO BUY
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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.
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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