Bison Courier, November 7, 2013

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Town Board decides to prepare West Main for freeze-up
It was approved at the September 23rd Town Board meeting to shape up the ditches with proper drop for drainage and to put in new culverts in all driveways on west main. BL Contracting ordered culvert and they arrived October 3rd, just before the storm. Since then it has been to wet to do any of the ditch work, which should be done before the resurfacing of west main. Landphere said, "we can begin on west main as soon as the weather cooperates." BL Contracting has two options 1. Wait for everything to dry and do the ditch and culvert work. 2. Put a six to eight inch gravel subbase down and prepare for winter. Todd Fink of Fink Dirtmoving was also present and was asked what was his opinion of the situation, Fink replied, "you need an alternate plan and if you get a two to three day break in the weather you need to implement that plan. These people (west main residents) need peace of mind that something will happen. After hearing the issues and options the Board decided that West Main will be prepared for freeze-up in the very near future. BL Contracting will be grading West Main and then haul approximately 500 ton of gravel on to the street for the winter. Some of the gravel will have to be removed when the ditch work begins in the spring. Putting the gravel down and driving on it till spring will also provide a firmer base for the street. The driveways will all be leveled for better access. Chapman said, " I want to take full responsibility, at the last meeting I told the Sandgrens they could keep their bridge. After looking things over I'm sorry for saying that but I have to change my mind, I think we gotta proceed with culverts and driveways."
Volume 31 Number 21 November 7, 2013
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J. Sandgren replied with, "If you put a culvert in there you better put a big one in, I'll tell you what your gonna flood Dakota and Cortney out. Also residents have the option of having a culvert and an approach to their residence." Sandgrens don't want an approach at the bridge location. They prefer to have an approach and culvert put in to the east at the former Baysinger property which the Sandgrens own. Eric Bogue asked if the Sandgrens would sign a waiver releasing the Town of Bison of any liability of the bridge. Sandgrens will sign a waiver for liability. The upkeep and repair of the bridge is the Sandgrens responsibility. The second reading of Ordinance 2013-2 was rejected due to new information.
Two Christmas Fairs in Bison
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More than 50 vendors set up shop in Bison at two locations on Saturday to offer a full day of holiday shopping. Crafters and home-based businesses came from far and wide to host those booths. Early holiday shoppers also traveled many miles to find the perfect gift. The two fair always happen on the first Saturday in November. The CFEL Christmas Fair at the Bentley Building was the 33rd annual event, hosted by a skeleton crew of Community and Family Extension Leaders. Once there were 14 clubs throughout the county to plan, work, serve food and clean-up afterwards. Now, it's just the available members of Bison's Town and Country club and 2 members-at-large. A core committee, consisting of Bernice Kari, Carolyn Hendricks, Teddi Carlson, Vera Kraemer and Sara Weishaar planned the event. Other CFEL members helped on the day of the fair, serving morning coffee and rolls to vendors and early shoppers and a
Bert Lewton and Sarah Juergens look over Lewton's wares. Juergens also had a booth across the room to showcase both of her home-based businesses. (In back, Joyce Waddell, visits with Hettinger vendor Lilaine Brawner.)
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Immanuel Lutheran Church Fall Supper, November 16th at 5 p.m. Beef vegetable soup, potato soup, chicken noodle soup, sandwiches, homemade pies. Everyone Welcome. Hunters Welcome. Free Will Offering.
The Veterans Day program will be Monday, November 11, at 2:30 P.M. in the Bison School gym. Everyone is invited to attend to honor all the veterans.
Highlights & Happenings
full lunch, complete with homemade pie, at noon. National Honor Society and FCCLA students from Bison High School took orders and then delivered them to vendors at the Downtown Commercial Fair. They also assisted with clean-up. The fair downtown is the creation of Joyce Waddell. She has sponsored it for many years at the American Legion Hall to allow commercial and homebased vendors the opportunity to offer their wares on the same day that crafters bring a large crowd of shoppers to town. Those vendors are exempt from the CFEL fair because there is simply not room in one building to put the two together. Waddell offers free coffee, lemonade and cookies all day long. Both fairs went off almost without a hitch this year although crowds were smaller than usual. Some blamed that on the recent Storm Atlas and economic uncertainty in the ranching community.
An Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving service will be held Sunday, December 1 at 7 p.m. at the Catholic Church. A community choir will be singing, practice will be held Wednesday evenings, Oct, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 at the Baptist church at 7 p.m.. All are welcome to be a part of the Community Choir.
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An Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving service will be held Sunday, December 1 at 7 p.m. at the Catholic Church.
Blood Drive, November 25, 2013 at the Grand Electric Social room 12:45 p.m. 5:15 p.m. contact Bernice Kari for information 244-5472.
in Bison week
Alcoholics Anonymous is meeting weekly in Bison. The group meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the basement of the Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome.
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Resources and information about possible federal government compensation are available to help livestock producers re-
Eliza Bonacci stopped by at Sara Weishaar and Myrna Jackson's craft booth.
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Roast turkey mashed potatoes w/gravy green bean almondine cranberry sauce & w/w roll pumpkin pie
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move cattle carcasses left after the early October blizzard. Officials with the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) and Public Safety have heard reports of large numbers of carcasses lying in waterways in parts of western South Dakota. Specific information, such as location and number, is needed to direct resources to assist with the problem. “We encourage producers to contact the helpline,’’ said Lucas Lentsch, South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture. “ We want to do all we can to help with recovery and an individual contacting the helpline is the first step. If we are informed, we can find a way to assist in removing the animals.’’ “We need to hear from individual producers so we can put them in direct contact with the volunteer resources,’’ Dr. Oedekoven, SD state veterinarian said. “The focus is on livestock carcasses in
waterways, but if you need other help in recovering from the storm, we need to know that, too.’’ To request assistance, please call 211 or 1-877-708-4357. For frequently asked questions, please visit http://sdda.sd.gov/ documents/BlizzardFactSheet%2010-24-2013.pdf. Soon after the storm passed, the state contracted with a private rendering company to remove livestock carcasses from state highway rights-of-way. That operation ended last week. For producers still dealing with the process of removing carcasses from their property, the South Dakota Animal Industry Board and the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources have prepared guidelines on how to properly dispose of dead livestock. A copy of those guidelines may be accessed at www.aib.sd.gov.
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Local club members get into the spirit of Halloween
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sored by Town and Country; and making arrangements to fly the club’s American flags on Main Street on Veteran’s Day, weather permitting. A committee, consisting of Mary Ellen Fried, Teddi Carlson and Vera Wilson, will choose a theme and report back to the other members concerning a club Christmas tree for the Parade of Trees at the courthouse. As always, Town and Country will sponsor its annual gift collection for Communities Against Violence and Abuse. Gifts from throughout the community may be placed under that tree. The gifts will be donated to CAVA the week before Christmas where they will be wrapped and handed out to women and children who have stayed in the safe house during the past year. Club members will bring their own gifts to the November 21 meeting to “show and tell” during roll call. (See accompanying box for gift suggestions.) Bernice Kari will host the November meeting in her home. Guests and new members are always welcome. Anyone who may be interested should contact Beth Hulm, 244-5231.
The following are suggested (and appreciated) Christmas gifts to place under the CAVA tree at the courthouse. Please do not gift wrap them. Handheld electronic games, travel games, board games, card games, Toys, dolls, balls, books, etc. Clothing, including sweaters, sweatshirts, sox, pajamas, slippers in children and adult sizes, (New or gently used are preferred).
Sarah Rose Kooiman and Mark Lynn Porter, both of Dickinson, North Dakota, were married September 14, 2013. Sarah is the daughter of Darryl and Rose Kooiman of Lodgepole, South Dakota. Mark’s parents are Bruce and Vickie Humphres of Gladstone, North Dakota.
Officials with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announce new information and good news for producers impacted by the early October 2013 blizzard that affected roughly 28,000 square miles of western South Dakota. NRCS State Conservationist Jeff Zimprich, Huron, SD, says, “We’re pleased to announce that although our offices were closed, people who moved ahead with disposal of dead livestock prior to the NRCS reopening, can come in now for technical and potential financial assistance.” Zimprich says, “This blizzard and the Government shutdown presented extenuating circumstances for NRCS helping people with resource issues. We can credit our NRCS Chief Jason Weller for working through this issue nationally so our ranchers can get the help they need.” Chief Weller emphasized that these producers should not be penalized because they acted quickly to protect natural resources, especially water quality, before the NRCS offices reopened. “What Chief Weller’s message means,” says Zimprich, “is that producers are encouraged to apply through the EQIP for costs associated with appropriate carcass disposal that meets technical standards even though such actions were taken prior to an application, early start waiver, or contract approval.” “As producers and field staff talk,” says Zimprich, “We get a handle on the real needs producers have right now and their opportunity for financial assistance. Their information and applications will help us more accurately
Good news for blizzard recovery: NRCS offering more flexibility and assistance
work through the funding requests and contracting process.” The NRCS’ Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is our main Farm Bill conservation financial assistance program that helps address needs for managing natural resources, and in this case, financial assistance for disaster recovery, explains Zimprich. EQIP is a continuous signup with the next funding cut off and application ranking deadline of November 15, 2013. Producers are urged to contact their local NRCS staff right away to discuss the issue and funding opportunities.
Town and Country club members were hands-on when they met for their October meeting a week before Halloween. Hostess Vera Kraemer provided pumpkins, stencils and stickers for each member to decorate a Jack-o-Lantern.! Kraemer began her program with a presentation about the origin of the Jack-o-Lantern, which wasn’t a pumpkin at all but a human being with a lantern. The folklore, which began in the British Isles, found its way to America in 1866 and has become a traditional part of Halloween in this country.
Decorating Jack-o-Lanterns was a hands-on activity at Town and Country October meeting.
Kraemer also shared a couple of antique paper mache Jack-o-Lanterns from her sister’s collection. The meeting, which Kraemer hosted at Mom’s Place on Oct. 24, began with members talking about their siblings. Every meeting begins with a “roll call topic.” Business for the evening included finalizing plans for workers and pies at the Nov. 2 Christmas Fair; determining who would furnish bars and juice for the Nov. 25 United Blood Services drive, spon-
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Jan Gossman studied a catalog at Dawn McKinstry's Tastefully Simple booth at the Downtown Commercial Fair. Other visitors included Phyllis Sandgren and Albert Weaver, Hettinger shoppers.
Teenage shoppers Kaylee Johnson, Tessa Kopren and Marranda Hulm visited Marranda's cousin Lisa McCune's homemade soap and scents booth.McCune is a Hettinger crafter.
We now do electronic signatures so you must come in and sign when making any changes and reporting acreage and/or production. Incorrect information regarding a spouse or Tax ID # will void your policy but not your premium.
November 14th, 2012: all wheat production, winter wheat acreage reporting, to get in or out of PRF, and PRF Acreage due.
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Veteran's Day which is November 11th. It is a day to honor the men and women who have bravely served our country.
Peacock attends International Benchrest Shooters
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Russ Peacock traveled to the St. Louis Bench Rest Rifle Club in Missouri to compete in the 2013 IBS (International Benchrest Shooters) 600 Yard National Championships held the weekend of Oct. 26,27 2013. The Championships were held on the clubs sprawling 650 acre range just west of St. Louis. While Russ said he did not place in the Championships, he did fire three personal bests that he was very satisfied with. He said it is a very good feeling to place up the board a ways when you are competing against the “best of the best”. The competition started on Saturday with the Light Gun category. These guns are limited to 17 pounds with scope, and must be under 40 caliber. The course of fire is 8 five shot groups at 600
The Dewey, Meade, Perkins & Ziebach County FSA offices would like to keep you informed of the following items important to USDA programs. If you have any questions please contact the Dewey County office at 865-3522 ext 2, Meade County at 347-4952 ext 2, Perkins at 244-5222 ext 2 or Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext 2. IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER: NOVEMBER 15, 2013 – LAST DAY TO REPORT FORAGE, WINTER WHEAT AND RYE JANUARY 2, 2014 – LAST DAY TO REPORT HONEY 2014 CROP ACREAGE REPORTING DATES The new fall reporting date ef-
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fective for the 2013 crop year has been continued for 2014 without the benefit of the waived late filing fee. All Fall crops must be reported by November 15, 2013 or a late filed fee will be assessed of $46.00 per farm. Crops required to be reported by November 15, 2013, are any grasses or grass mixes for grazing or hay, alfalfa and mixed hay, and any other Fall seeded crops such as winter wheat. This is a current program requirement regardless whether or not you are carrying federal crop insurance, and we expect it to continue with either an extension of this farm bill or the passing of a new one. Protect your program eligibility and report timely!
yards fired two targets at a time throughout the day. This gives all competitors an equal chance at shooting through the same weather conditions as the other shooters. Saturday was quite windy, and most of the shooters groups opened up because of the conditions. Russ fired an 8 target aggregate (average group size) of 6.01 inches. Sunday was the day to shoot Heavy Gun. This class has no weight limit, and must be under 40 caliber also. Many of the competitors, including Russ, fire the same gun in both Light and Heavy gun. Some of the shooters were shooting rifles in the 50 to 60 pound range and these are really interesting to watch because they are so steady in the bags that small groups are much more
likely. Sunday brought much lighter winds and the groups tightened up for the shooters. Russ fired an 8 target aggregate in Heavy Gun that measured 4.55 inches. This gave Russ a 2 Gun Aggregate of 5.28 inches. All three aggregates were personal bests for Russ. He said it is really good to be competing again after missing the last couple of years due to health issues. Russ had a friend from Fargo traveling and competing with him and his friend would help carry equipment and guns to the line for him. This really helped as it was a ways to walk at times and you only have so much time to set up. Russ said he hopes to be able to practice a bit more from now on, and hopefully compete again in the near future.
The October snow storm in western South Dakota has created a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety for many in our area. You and your neighbors probably are still trying to make sense of what happened and questioning how you will deal with the losses you are experiencing. Common reactions to stressful events like this include: •Disbelief and shock •Fear and anxiety about the future •Difficulty making decisions or concentrating •Irritability and anger •Feeling powerless •Loss of appetite or overeating •Headaches, back pain and stomach problems •Not sleeping or sleeping too much •Increased use of alcohol or drugs •Sadness •Feeling hopeless and helpless •Depression These are all normal reactions to life’s struggles, setbacks, and disappointments. It is ‘normal’ to have difficulty managing your feelings after a traumatic event. However if you don’t deal with the stress, it can be harmful to your mental and physical health. Following are some tips for coping during stressful times: Talk to someone about it. By talking with others, you can relieve stress and realize that others share your feelings. Spend time with friends and family. Encourage them to share their concerns and feelings with you. Take care of yourself. Get plenty of rest and exercise, and eat properly. Limit exposure to images of the disaster. Continuing to watch or read news about it will only increase your stress. Make time for activities you enjoy. This can help get your mind off the disaster and keep the stress in check. Do one thing at a time. Focusing on one task at a time and completing it gives you a sense of accomplishment. Do something positive. Helping other people gives you a sense of purpose in a situation that feels “out of control”. Avoid excessive drinking or drugs. It may temporarily seem to remove stress, but it generally creates additional problems that can compound the
October 2013 Western South Dakota Blizzard
Coping with disaster related stress - depression - suicide
stress you were feeling. Ask for help when you need it. If feelings of stress and anxiety do not go away or are so intense that they interfere with your ability to function in daily life, talk with a relative, friend, doctor or minister about getting help. Depression is different from normal sadness in that it engulfs your day-today life. When you’re feeling extremely depressed, problems don’t seem temporary—they seem overwhelming and permanent. But with time, you will feel better, especially if you reach out for help. Don’t try to cope alone. Depression is a major risk factor for suicide. The deep despair and hopelessness that goes along with depression can make suicide feel like the only way to escape the pain. Suicide warning signs include: •Talking about killing or harming one’s self •Expressing strong feelings of hopelessness or being trapped •An unusual preoccupation with death or dying •Acting recklessly, as if they have a death wish (e.g. speeding, not stopping at intersections) Calling or visiting people to say goodbye •Getting affairs in order (giving away prized possessions, tying up loose ends) •Saying things like “Everyone would be better off without me” or “I want out” •A sudden switch from being extremely depressed to acting calm and happy Take any suicidal talk or behavior seriously. If you think a neighbor, friend or family member is considering suicide, express your concern and let them know that there are many people who want to support them during this difficult time. PLEASE reach out and encourage them to seek professional help immediately. Talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save lives! For more information, emergency/crisis intervention services or appointments contact: Three Rivers Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Center Offices Located in: Lemmon, Bison, Eagle Butte, Faith, McLaughlin & Mobridge
So, please call for an appointment to complete this report timely before the November 15th deadline. OPERATOR AND OWNERSHIP CHANGES FOR 2014 Please notify our office as soon as you are aware that you will have any changes to your farming operation for 2014. These changes could be purchasing or selling farmland, terminating or acquiring new leased property, or plans to change your operating entity. A lease must be provided to our office or the landowners must submit a written statement authorizing the addition of a new operator on their property for our office to make the record changes.
The 2013 Holiday Season is upon us and the Perkins County Community and Family Extension Leaders (CFEL) wants you to help celebrate by contributing to the annual Parade of Trees at the Perkins County Courthouse. This event is open to any club, church, school, community organization or individuals. Partaking in the Parade of Trees gives those involved an opportunity to be creative and rejoice the Christmas Season. We ask that you follow these guidelines: All trees inside of the courthouse need to be artificial. Lights are allowed on the trees inside the courthouse this year BUT you will need to daily turn the lights on and off or have a timers that will do this. Trees inside of the courthouse are required to have a tree skirt. Inside trees need
Parade of Trees guidelines
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to be clearly marked with your organization name. Lights may be used to decorate any trees on the courthouse lawn. Trees need to be put up and decorated on Monday, December 2. During regular courthouse hours and taken down January 2, 2014. Three anonymous judges will be chosen to evaluate the trees and a monetary prize will be awarded. The trees will be primarily judged on originality. There will be two categories awarded. Twenty-five dollars will be given to the best lighted decorated tree and the best unlighted tree. If you want to reserve a spot in the Parade of Trees, please contact Bernice Kari at 244-5472 or in person.
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By Beth Hulm Fifteen-year-old Collin Palmer has been comfortable atop a horse since he was two years old. Now a sophomore at Bison High, he’s part of the high school rodeo team, 4-H rodeo and participates in area ranch rodeos and ropings. It was at one of the latter that he won the header competition in team roping. His prize was a brand new saddle. Forty-three teams were entered in the recent team roping event in the Annual Saddle Roping Round Robin, held at Riverside Arena near Regent, ND. Each individual, mostly adults, roped with 10 randomly selected partners and times were kept for each header and healer. Collin roped his steers eight times, with three of the fastest times. At the end of the day, he and his Quarter horse Trigger had accumulated the best over-all heading time to win the saddle. The second best time was a full three seconds behind them. That roper received a breast collar. The third place roper was awarded a buckle. This is the first saddle that Collin has won but he has numerous belt buckles, bridals and cash to his credit and shows promise to win many more! This past summer, in his first year, Collin qualified for two events at the State High School Rodeo. He competed in the cutting event and team roped with teammate Ty Plaggemeyer. He calf roped and competed in team roping with Hallie Kocer in the senior division of steer roping at the State 4-H rodeo. Collin finished first in the youth division in the Central States Fair Ranch Horse competition. He also competed in the adult division, finishing in the money in third place. Enjoying the rodeo circuit with Collin is his mentor and grandpa, Lonnie Krause, a former bareback rider who raises and breaks Quarter horses. Not to be outdone, Grandma Becky said, “I al-
Collin Palmer wins first saddle
Palmer has first saddle win.
ways have to iron his cowboy shirts!” Collin is the middle son of Allan
and Bristol Palmer’s three boys. His other grandma is Pat Palmer. They all reside in Bison.
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Twasʼ the Nightmare of Drugs presented by third grade students
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The 3rd grade class performed a play called “Twas’ the Nightmare of Drugs” to fellow grades and parents on Thursday, October 31st after studying the effects of drugs and to say no to drugs. Dustin Wells was the one having the nightmare and the kids (Mary Carmichael, Kaia Day, Alex Martinez) in funny looking glasses were peer pressuring Dustin in his nightmare. Dustin taught the crowd what to say when you get peer pressured into doing drugs. Inset Allison Kahler narrating the play.
Congratulations to Trucker Hulm for winning this giant tub of cheese balls. Trucker's name was drawn from the students who brought Box Tops, Campbell's Soup labels, or Our Family upc codes in for this month's contest. The school has collected more than $600 in the first quarter of this year.
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln, decleared the last Thursdayof November to be a National Day of Thanksgiving.
Oct. 29 27 23 Oct. 30 32 27 Oct. 31 48 29 Nov. 1 48 37 Nov. 2 53 27 Nov. 3 51 30 Nov. 4 53 27 One year ago Hi 55 Lo 25
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These girls bought Seth Skogen’s Blue Moon Pumpkin. The proceeds from the sale of pumpkins and the concessions will be used for water at the Fair Ground Gardens this next year.
Over 1 billion pounds of pumpkin are produced in the US every year.
Rylee Veals with his 2nd and 3rd place pumpkins in the Big Pumpkin Contest.
100 grams of pumpkin produces around 26 calories of energy.
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Annual Pumpkin Festival
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How do you know if a pumpkin is the right size for you? Just climb in and see. Daemik Wells sitting in his 96 pound pumpkin prior to carving.
Pumpkin weigh in results, prizes were awarded to the top three. 1st place- Dustin, Daemik and Marcella’s - 96.3 lbs-received $50.00, 2nd place- Rylee Veal -80.0 lbs - received $15.00, 3rd place- Rylee Veal - 75.1 lbs - received $10.00, 4th place- Rylee Veal- with another 75.1 lbs, 5th place- Seth Skogen74.3 lbs, 6th place- Dustin Wells- 45.2 lbs, 7th place- Daemik Wells- 39.2 lbs, 8th place- Marcella Wells33.1 lbs Decorated pumpkin winners, 1st place receiving $15.00- Marcella Wells, 2nd place receiving $10.00Daemik Wells, 3rd place receiving $5.00- Dustin Wells.
Daemik, Marcella, Dustin Wells with their pumpkins at the Big Pumpkin Contest .
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Amy Kirk is a ranch wife from Custer, SD
of these floating around the shop for faulty taillights reasons, all that’s needed is a couple pieces of baling wire to fasten the sign somewhere in a visible spot on the back of the trailer. Unlike electrical wires, I can get baling wire to work for me. The only drawback to using a slow moving sign is that then I have to drive slowly in order to be a slow-moving vehicle, which is not something I enjoy. For starters I don’t like being the driver responsible for congesting traffic and the cause of more motorists’ cursing in the world. Secondly, I am a person who likes to get places in a timely manner, wants to get my work done in a reasonable amount of time, and doesn’t like getting dirty looks from drivers passing me on the highway. The next way safety is addressed is by using back roads instead of highways whenever possible. The most frequented places we haul a trailer to generally have connecting back roads for getting to and from home. I can access a gravel road that leads right into the back side of Pringle from our place. Once I’ve made it to Pringle, I only have a mile stretch of highway to drive up—slowly—to get to our barn. On the highway, I can drive on
I really dislike pulling any of our custom-made trailers because the words “pickup box trailer,” “homemade trailer,” “dump truck trailer,” or the sight of any custom-welded trailer on the Kirk ranch implies trailers with taillights that aren’t going to work when I’m pulling them. Obviously, this is a safety issue, but that has been covered in several redneck woman ways. The first and simplest safety solution for pulling trailers with non-working taillights is by slapping a slow-moving vehicle sign on the back. Since we have a lot
Pulling Redneck Custom Trailers
the shoulder to allow traffic to pass my slow-moving pickup and trailer. Depending on the vehicle I’m pulling the trailer with, sometimes being able to stick my arm out far enough for non-resident drivers behind me to see my hand turn signals is a problem, but I’ve come up with a solution for that problem too, although I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet. It was my daughter’s idea to staple an old glove and shirt sleeve over a stick. Then I can aim it out the window to signal whether I’m turning left, slowing down, or stopping. If I’m turning right I can hold my arm out and point my wooden arm up. One thing that’s really handy about pulling trailers with taillights that aren’t working is that we live in a small town where the residents are used to our redneck trailers and slow-moving outfits. When locals see me coming, they give me a wide berth and know I’m plugging along because my trailer’s taillights aren’t working. Pringle residents know where my family lives, what we drive, what trailers we pull, time of year we’ll be pulling these custom trailers, where we’re likely headed, and where we’ll be turning with the trailer. The only thing I don’t have a solution for yet, is if I get pulled over. Since I’m a woman, I do have some advantages that I may have to flaunt a little: playing dumb and blaming my husband
South Dakota-based seed company raises funds for West River Ranchers
Legend Seeds launched the Farmers Helping Ranchers fundraising program Oct. 30. Beginning Oct. 30, the South Dakota-based seed company will donate $10 for new orders of seed corn sold in South Dakota to the rancher relief effort.
Gary Johnson and Ben Wiechmann hauled calves to Faith for Tiss Treib Monday. Tiss spent time at the sale before making a trip to Lemmon. Tiss Treib spent Tuesday in Lemmon. Marla Archibald and Ruth Wiechmann, Rosemary and Hannah were evening visitors. Tiss Treib visited with her mother, Esther Johnson and also with Dorena and Katie Wiechmann and Kari Hoff Thursday afternoon. Dawn Harris, Bridget, Albert and Korbin Keller; Mandy Anderson, Erik, Ella and Greta and Jasmine Seim trick or treated at Tiss Treib’s Thursday evening. Tiss Treib visited at the Carol Mattis home Friday afternoon. Tiss Treib spent Sunday afternoon and evening with her mother, Esther Johnson, Dorena and Katie Wiechmann and Kari Hoff. Pastor Dana Lockhart was a late afternoon visitor. Jo, Jacob and JoAnne Seim visited Wilford and Delores Seim in Lemmon Friday. Brady Ham and Dale Johnson had a coffee break with Thelma Sandgren when they finished hauling cattle Monday. Steve Sandgren came out to the
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ranch Wednesday and brought Thelma some new tires and then they went to Bison to take care of some business. Thelma Sandgren went to Hettinger Friday for cards and visited at the Nursing Home. James, Marci and Kylee Sandgren had breakfast with Thelma Sandgren and James did some fencing. Thelma Sandgren went to church with the kids in Bison Sunday and then went to Unstoppable. At noon, Dar Price treated Thelma Sandgren, Joe and Florence Hoff to dinner at Mom’s place. Patsy Miller, Matt, Christi and Zabrina Miller traveled to Rapid City Saturday. Matt, Christi and Zabrina Miller spent Sunday with Jim and Patsy Miller after Matt joined the Rosebud congregation. Friday, Jim and Patsy Miller visited with Violet Miller at the Nursing Home. Jim and Patsy Miller traveled to Lemmon Tuesday. Patsy Miller joined the Eastern Star ladies in Bison Thursday to help give out candy for Halloween.
"The South Dakota agriculture industry is one big family. When that storm hit, the ranchers had no control over the devastating impact it had on their livestock and livelihood. This is one way we can help our family out west," said Glen Davis, president of Legend Seeds, an independent regional seed company. Legend Account Manager, Toby Kirsch, announced the start of the Farmers Helping Ranchers fundraising program during the rollover fundraising sale Wednesday at the Platte Livestock Market. "It feels good to be doing something to help. And, to be part of a South Dakota-based company who stands behind South Dakota ranchers in their time of need," said Kirsch, a third-generation cattle rancher, whose family runs a cow/calf herd near Platte. To learn more about how you can participate in the Farmers Helping Ranchers Program, visit with your local Legend Seeds representative, or call 800-678-3346.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 7, 2013 • 11 Meadow News .........By Tiss Treib
Byron "Butch" Mattis
Funeral services for Byron "Butch" Mattis, 57, of Hettinger, North Dakota were Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at the Hettinger Armory in Hettinger, ND. Rev. Brad Abelseth officiated and burial followed at the Hettinger Cemetery. Visitations was Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Centennial Chapel of Evanson Jensen Funeral Home in Hettinger and one hour prior to the service on Monday morning at the
Armory. Byron "Butch" Mattis was born September 14, 1956 to Rienhold and Doris (Abbey) Mattis in Lemmon, South Dakota. Butch completed his grade school years at North Lemmon and graduated from Lemmon High School in 1974. Butch was married to Carol Lynn Eggebo on March 6, 1982 in Hettinger, North Dakota. They began their life together raising two daughters, Mindy and Crystal. He worked with his father doing custom spraying, baling hay and constructing steel grain bins. Butch worked at various places including Lemmon Livestock, Wolff Plumbing and Heating, Hoff's Ready Mix, Walch Trucking, Simpson Ranch, Ehlers Trucking and Scott Mattis Farms. Butch enjoyed walleye fishing, hunting, riding horse, coyote calling and spending time with his grandson, Christian. He was diagnosed with cancer in June 2012. He courageously continued his battle with the disease until his passing on Novem-
ber 1, 2013 at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger. Butch is survived by his wife, Carol, Hettinger; two daughters, Mindy and fiancé Matthew Anderson, Gillette, WY and Crystal and fiancé Jamaal Smith-Henderson, Phoenix, AZ; one grandson, Christian Colgrove; his mother, Doris Mattis, Dickinson, ND; two sisters, Cecilia Straub, Dickinson and Susan (Roger) Hehn, Hermiston, OR; his mother-in-law, Millie Eggebo; special friend of the family, Cindy Hehn; Melvin (Mary) Eggebo, James (Lois) Eggebo, Karen (Larry) Hehn and Cheryl Kuntz. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Willie (Jen) Hehn, Stephanie Hehn, Mary Beth (Travis) Hoffman, Pam Straub, Melanie (Stephen) Lammay, Alicia Hehn, Bridgette (Wade) Hasbrouck, Natalie Eggebo, Jared Eggebo, Marilee ( Todd) Obritsch, Sarah Eggebo, Rachel (Drewn Fried) Eggebo, Beau Hehn and Mandy Kuntz. Butch was preceded in death by his father, Rienhold Mattis and one brother, Melvin Mattis.
Carolyn Petik was a Tuesday afternoon visitor at Jeri Lynn Bakken's. She also stopped briefly at Irene Young's in Lemmon. Jerry Petik attended a Session meeting at Spencer memorial Church in Lemmon on Wednesday evening. Carolyn visited with Irene Young. Carolyn Petik visited with Ernestine Miller on Thursday af-
ternoon. Friday supper guests at Petik's were Bill Hirchert of Piedmont, SD and Floyd and Cole Preszler from Rapid City. They all spent the week-end hunting. Jerry and Carolyn Petik attended the All-State Chorus and Orchestra concert in Sioux Falls on Saturday evening. Leif and Mirandi Bakken were among the participants.
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Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.” (Mark 9:36-37, NRSV) Recently, I got to experience what it is like to bring a squirmy, talkative, and incredibly curious one-year-old to worship. As pastor, I’m used to being up front leading worship, and in that role I value the presence of children in church. Jesus commands us to welcome little children; therefore the church is called to be a “baby and child friendly place”. Crying babies and the temper tantrums of toddlers help remind all of us that the Gospel is for everyone. It is for the young and the old, it is for the fussy and the well behaved, it is for us when we wish we could be out playing, and when we are excited and captivated by the mystery of God.
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Reverend Dana Lockhart
Pastors Perspective
Church Services Directory
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 7:30 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
Sat. evening services • GR Luth. - 4:00 p.m. •American - 6:30 p.m. Sunday morning services •Rosebud - 8:00 a.m. • Indian Creek - 10:30 a.m.
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Dana Lockhart
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.
Having said all of this, it is far easier to be the pastor in the pulpit than the parent in the pew! If you have ever felt anxious about bringing your child to church or worried by how they might act there, I completely understand. In fact, at the last worship service I attended with my daughter, we sat so close to the front that she nearly beamed the presiding minister when she tossed her empty sippy cup. I was mortified. But isn’t it amazing how God’s grace shines even into such situations? After the service, I heard from other people how much joy it brought to have a young one in worship, I heard stories of other parents’ mortifications, and I realized that these little antics were a far bigger deal to me than they were to anyone else. Children will be children. Babies will be babies. God welcomes us all. One final thing: when I wasn’t occupied by trying to keep my daughter in the seat and relatively quiet, I did see God’s love shining forth in my daughter. She picked up a hymnal and pretended to sing along with a hymn. She folded her hands in prayer. She danced to the music that was being played. It was a reminder to me of the simple beauty and joy that participating in worship can bring. To all parents of young ones, my hope for you is that you will see similar glimpses of God’s love when you bring your children to church.
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor David Moench
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: - Morristown - 4:45 p.m., Lemmon 7:15 p.m. Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Bison - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.
South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Coal Springs Community Church
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9:30 for all ages Reva • Sunday School 9:45 a.m. for all ages •Worship Service - 11:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. 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.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
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November 11, 2013 7:00 pm
1. Pledge of Allegiance 2. Call to Order 3. Consent Agenda a. Approve Agenda b. Minutes c. Financial Reports 4. Approval of Claims – 5. Delegations – 6. Northwest Area Schools Cooperative report-Update on services 7. Approve Contracts8. Insurance request 9. Handbook committee volunteers 10. ACT prep and geometry textbooksEric Terrell 11. Sample code of ethics and chaperone list 12. TSP Architecture discussion regarding next steps and educational goals. 13. Facility Use Agreement 14. Executive Session for personnel matters – if needed 15. Superintendents report – Marilyn Azevedo 16. Adjourn -[Published November 7, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $13.00.]
DATE: October 14, 2013 TIME HELD: 7:00 p.m. KIND OF MEETING: Regular WHERE HELD: Boardroom MEMBERS PRESENT: Beckman, Kari, Kvale, Thompson MEMBERS ABSENT: Arneson OFFICERS AND OTHERS PRESENT: Supt. Azevedo, Bus. Mgr. Crow, Asst. Bus. Mgr.Johnson and Beth Hulm
CONSENT AGENDA 48. Motion by Thompson, second by Kari to approve the consent agenda with the following additions: 12a. Badlands Head Start Contract,13a. Handbook, 14a. Curriculum Review, and to approve the minutes of the September 9th regular meeting and to approve the financial reports. Motion carried.
APPROVAL OF CLAIMS 49. Motion by Beckman second by Thompson to approve the claims listed below. Motion carried. A&B BUSINESS, SUPPLIES, 3,509.71; ADVANCE PAYMENTS,
Total Payroll for September-$83,655.53 Elementary- $24,854.02; Jr. High$4,736.54; High School- $18,367.15; Title- $4,333.38; Network-$1,079.12; Library-$3,720.55; Supt-$5,416.67; Secretaries-$4,440.40;Fiscal $3,232.13; Custodial-$4,991.40; Co-curricular$1,477.50; Spec Ed-$5,352.80; School Lunch-$1,653.37 DELEGATIONS NONE
WEBSITE UPDATE Supt Azevedo informed the board of the updates that she has done on the school’s website.
Garbage Can 18 Old Microscopes Power Station 8 (Set) Calculators 3 DVD Players Shredder 3 Typewriters Papercutter Stapler Television Globe
Case No. CIV 13-22 Brian and Dana Scholz, Husband and Wife, Plaintiffs, WW Grigsby; Mahota Grigsby; CN Ross, AKA Charles Niell Ross; and all other persons SUMMONS AND NOTICE TO DEFENDANTS vs.
within thirty (30) days after the service of this Summons upon you, exclusive of the day of such service, and in case of your failure to appear or answer as above required, the Plaintiffs will take judgment against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated at Hettinger, North Dakota this 23rd day of September, 2013. /s/Eric M. Hardy Eric M. Hardy, # 4013 Crane Roseland Hardy, PC Attorneys for Plaintiffs P.O. Box 390 Hettinger, North Dakota 58639 (701) 567-2418 NOTICE TO DEFENDANTS
unknown claiming any estate or interest in, or encumbrance upon the property described in the Complaint, whether as heirs, devisees, legatees or Personal Representatives of the aforementioned parties or as holding any claim adverse to Plaintiffs’ ownership or any cloud upon Plaintiffs’ title thereto, THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: Defendants.
To the above named Defendants: YOU AND EACH OF YOU are further notified that the purpose of this action is to quiet the Plaintiffs’ title to the following described land, situated in the County of Perkins and State of South Dakota, to-wit:
YOU ARE HEREBY summoned and required to answer the Complaint of the Plaintiffs in the above entitled action which is on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Perkins County, South Dakota, and to serve a copy of your Answer thereto upon the subscriber hereto at his office in the Adams County Courthouse, P. O. Box 390, Hettinger, North Dakota 58639,
/s/Eric M. Hardy Eric M. Hardy, #4013 Crane Roseland Hardy, PC Attorneys for Plaintiff P.O. Box 390 Hettinger, ND 58639 (701) 567-2418 crhlaw@ndsupernet.com
and to determine all adverse claims thereto, and that no personal claim is made against you.
SURPLUS 54. Motion by Kari second by Thompson to declare the following property surplus. Motion carried. In as much as, the following items listed below are deemed no longer suitable or necessary for school use, they will be destroyed. RESOLUTION #101
ELIGIBILITY POLICY Discussion on the eligibility policy. No action taken.
B U I L D I N G / R E N N O VA T I O N PROJECT Discussion on the proposed building project. A special meeting will be held to discuss financing options.
53. Motion by Thompson, second by Kari to approve the contract of Anna Buer as Grade Girls Basketball Coach for the 2013-14 school year in the amount of $929.50. Motion carried.
APPROVAL OF CONTRACTS 52. Motion by Beckman, second by Kari to approve the contract of Shawnda Carmichael as Quiz Bowl advisor for the 2013-14 school year in the amount of $336.00. Motion carried.
MEDICAL INSURANCE REQUEST 51. Motion by Thompson, second by Kari to approve Abby Landphere’s request that the board pay their portion of her medical insurance to her bank account. Motion carried.
HOME SCHOOL APPLICATION 50. Motion by Kari, second by Thompson to approve the Home School application as presented. Motion carried.
CURRICULUM REVIEW Discussion on the frequency of reviews on school textbooks. DSS REPORTING FORM A new reporting form was presented for the board’s review.
APPROVAL FORMS Sample copies of new forms were handed out for the board’s approval/input. No action taken.
HANDBOOK COMMITTEE A committee will be set up to revise all of the handbooks.
QUOTE ON NEW LOCKS Supt Azevedo presented the board with a quote in the amount of $3,064.00 for changing of all the outside door locks and a quote for $1,202.28 for the replacement of a broken window. No action taken on the lock quote but the window needs to be repaired.
BADLANDS HEAD START CONTRACT Supt Azevedo presented a contract with Badlands for their agreement. The Board agreed to the terms in the contract.
FACILITY USE FORM Several forms were presented for the boards acceptance. This will be on next month’s agenda SUPERINTENDENT NOTES Storm Report Freshman Impact Evaluation Schedule Wood Chips Ordered Impact Aid App Filed Test Scores
[Published October 31, 2013; November 7, 2013; November 14, 2013; November 21, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $121.54.]
18 Laptops-Old Elem Lab Batteries from Old Elementary Lab 8 Monitors 21 Old CPU’s Calculator 2 Chairs
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Dan Kvale, Chairman Colette Johnson, Asst Business Mgr
ADJOURNMENT 57. Motion by Kari second by Beckman to adjourn the meeting at 9:45 p.m. Motion carried.
56. Motion by Thompson second by Beckman to increase the Athletic Director salary to $5,000.00 for the 20132014 school year. Roll call vote: Thompson-Aye; Kari-Nay; BeckmanAye; Kvale-Aye; Arneson-Absent. Motion carried.
EXECUTIVE SESSION 55. Motion by Thompson second by Kari to enter executive session to discuss personnel. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting in executive session at 9:05 p.m. and back in regular session at 9:40 p.m.
Cash on Hand 9-1-13 Invested in Securities Local Sources: Receipts: Misc. Interest Taxes Co-Curricular GENERAL FUND 6499.79 910339.17 308.85 198.04 2525.60 4567.50 1125.67 33716.00 9172.50 2500.00 93985.00 CAP OUTLAY 1362.72 665033.38 256.40 1325.90 SPED ED 11336.67 38904.10 36.21 928.33 PENSION 52363.99
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T&A 41057.79
Intermediate Sources: County Apportionment State Sources: State Aid REAP Medicaid Title
458.00 1582.30 22049.53 56.22 644489.65 1422.54 10747.50 8589.17 32326.64 199.02 52586.32 5974.60 3124.86 43867.53
DATE: October 23, 2013 TIME HELD: 5:30 p.m. KIND OF MEETING: Special WHERE HELD: Boardroom MEMBERS PRESENT: Beckman, Kari, Kvale, Thompson, Arneson MEMBERS ABSENT: None OFFICERS AND OTHERS PRESENT: Supt. Azevedo, Bus. Mgr. Crow, Asst. Bus. Mgr.Johnson, Greg Fried, Bob Drown, Tim Roach, Toby Morris VICE-CHAIRMAN BECKMAN CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER WITH A CALL FOR THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG. BUILDING INFORMATION Discussion on building renovations and financing options.
Total Receipts: Total Disbursements: Cash on Hand 9-30-13 Invested In Securities
148099.16 147246.11 14211.51 903480.50
$81,575.66 $296,051.81 1499.28 11138.80 6031.42 $6606.66
TRUST AND AGENCY Disbursements: Greg Fried Official Fee 75.00 Landon Arnold Official Fee 106.82 Chad Baumgarten Official Fee 75.00 Dale Bender Official Fee 75.00 DeJon Bakken Official Fee 75.00 Lauren Holder Supplies 55.38 Desiree Clown Official Fee 80.00 Joyce Grunewaldt Official Fee 151.04 Petty Cash Starting Cash 200.00 Bison Food Store Supplies 24.12 BreAnn Nelson Test Fee 80.00 Wayne Sanders Test Fee 40.00 Menard’s Supplies 147.34 Jacob Kolb Season Pass Refund12.50 SD DCI Background Check 43.25 EllDean Maychrzak Official Fee 80.00 Doug Schwartz Official Fee 176.60 EllDean Maychrzak Official Fee 30.00 SD DCI Background Check 43.25 SD DCI Background Check 43.25 Linton HMB Tourney Entry Fee 125.00 Stephen Dolan Official Fee 75.00 Matthew Berger Official Fee 75.00 Donovan DeBoer Official Fee 75.00 Brenden Gallagher Official Fee 75.00 Alex Hamann Official Fee 178.60 Joyce Matthews Officer Meal 35.74 Joyce Matthews Supplies 51.99 Joyce Matthews Supplies 35.48 Stateline Designs T-Shirts 128.00 Anderson’s Supplies 119.93 Postmaster Postage 42.83 Eric Wilmarth Official Fee 196.92 Robert Fugate Official Fee 80.00 Perkins Co CFEL Booth Space 25.00 Zeta Drolc Official Fee 80.00 Krista Warbis Official Fee 111.82
Daniel Kvale, Chairman Bonnie Crow, Business Manager
58. Motion by Thompson second by Kari to adjourn the meeting at 7:16 p.m. Motion varied.
[Published November 7, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $11.38.]
Bushes The Commission revisited the removal of the bushes on the west side of the courthouse. There was significant damage from the recent snow storm. The board would like the custodian to contact someone to remove the bushes and also clean up other broken tree limbs. Adjournment Foster moved, Besler seconded to adjourn the meeting at 10:43 a.m., motion carried.
4-H Advisor Office to Bentley Building Discussion was held on moving the 4H Advisor’s office to the Bentley Building. There is a possibility that the Town of Bison may be interested in renting a portion of the office space. The item will be placed on the November 12th Commission meeting agenda and representatives of the Town Board of Bison will be invited to attend.
Executive Session Henderson moved, Besler seconded to enter into executive session to discuss personnel at 8:05 a.m. motion carried. Chairman Schweitzer declared the meeting out of executive session at 10:20 a.m.
Call to Order Chairman Schweitzer called the special meeting of the Perkins County Commission to order at 8:04 a.m. at the Perkins County Courthouse. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Date: October 23, 2013 Present: Commissioners Schweitzer, Henderson, Ottman, Besler and Foster, Finance Officer Chapman Others present: Juell Chapman, Tracy Buer, Beth Hulm, press
Perkins County Commission Special Meeting
[Published November 7, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $220.10.]
Revenues: Sophomores Concessions 933.10 Sophomores Concessions 1257.75 General Fund August Reimbursement 1319.98 FCCLA Dues/T-Shirts 396.00 Sophomores Concessions 832.47 Sophomores Concessions 595.25 Sophomores Concessions 638.26 Dacotah Bank Interest 1.79
Wednesday, November 13
Tuesday, November 12 Chicken patty buttered potatoes California veggies wg roll, salad bar fruit & milk Pizza yellow beans salad bar, fruit & milk
Monday, November 11 Hard shell taco refried beans salad bar fruit & milk
[Published November 7, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $19.82.]
Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer Mike Schweitzer, Chairman
Thursday, November 14 Burrito, cheese, lettuce, salsa salad bar, fruit, milk
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Sage and Alaina’s youngest daughter, Ellarie Mae Olson, was baptized at the Lutheran Church in Bucyrus last Sunday. Ellarie is our 15th grandchild and she is one cute kid. There was a pot luck dinner following the baptism and we got to visit with some really nice folks. We only had one snowstorm this week, but it wasn’t much fun. We sold our calves in Faith on Monday. It was a good sale, we enjoyed visiting with old friends and neighbors, and we had a really enjoyable day - until it came time to drive home that evening. It started snowing just before we started home. The roads got more snow covered and slippery the farther north we went. I was driving and pretty soon we were creeping along between thirty and forty miles an hour because if I went any faster, the car started sliding. I don’t know how many trucks passed us and just roared out of sight, but I couldn’t go any faster and still keep all four wheels on the road. We made it home safely, but our neighbors weren’t so lucky. Roger and Dennis Nash hadn’t sold their calves yet when we left and the roads were even worse when they headed home with some calves loaded in the trailer behind their pickup. The road had gotten progressively worse, and up on the flat between the Coal Springs Church and Meadow Corner, their pickup slid off the highway and tipped over. The trailer stayed upright so the calves were unhurt, but the pickup was totaled. The weather wasn’t all that great yet on Tuesday, so I didn’t go to Hettinger with Reub that afternoon. I was asked by the American Bar Magazine to write an article about our “school sentinel” bill that was passed into law last session. They wanted me to address the plus side of allowing school employees to carry concealed weapons to protect children from lunatic shooters like the guy who slaughtered so many students and teachers in Sandy Hook Connecticut. Someone else will write an opposing view and both articles will appear in the next issue. Butch Mattis, 57, lost his battle with cancer early Friday morning in Hettinger. Butch’s funeral was Monday at the Hettinger Armory with burial in the Hettinger Cemetery. Butch was a good neighbor when he and Carol worked at the Simpson ranch east of us. He will be missed. We just got word that Buster
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Van Wyk, 84, from Lodgepole passed away at the Western Horizon's Care Center in Hettinger on Sunday and Tiss Treib’s mother, Esther (Seim) Johnson, 98, passed away early Monday morning at her sister Kari (Seim) Hoff ’s home west of Bison. We haven’t heard about their funeral arrangements. Now that winter is here, it’s butchering time again. Tony Holt sent us three hogs, one for Doug Doll, one for Casey and one for us. Casey picked the hogs up Wednesday and the guys butchered them that afternoon. Thursday Reub and I cut and wrapped one and a half of the hogs. Friday Casey and Reub cut up the rest of the hogs and Saturday I helped Reub stuff sausage. The bacon and hams are cured and in the smoker. They sure smell good! Our son Guy shares his November 2nd birthday with North and South Dakota. The two states are 124 years old this year and Guy is officially “over the hill”. Guy celebrated his birthday by taking his sons fishing at Keyhole. Saturday was the annual “Friendraiser” event at the High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish. The food and the entertainment were fabulous! Jim Thompson was the Master of Ceremonies and my favorite piano player, Butch Samuelson, opened the show for Gary Mule Deer. I sat with Pete and Nubby Larson and had a good visit with Terry and Terryl Matson. On the way to church Sunday morning a guy was walking down the highway about halfway between the junction of highway 79 and Slim Buttes Lutheran. He looked cold, so I picked him up. He was headed home to Newell from his summer construction job up in the oil patch and the motor had gone out of his pickup over by the Catholic Church. I took him to church with me, Pastor Henry and Linda Mohagen invited him to eat lunch with the bunch getting ready for a trail ride in the Slim Buttes after church, and Iver Heier gave him a ride to Newell to get another pickup so he could come back to get his camper that was hooked behind his disabled vehicle. Sunday afternoon Reub and I went to Bison to watch Kirk Cameron’s movie “Unstoppable”. The movie is about the life and death of James and Marci Sandgren’s young son Matthew who died after a long battle with cancer last year. Matthew had a huge impact on our community and the
movie was a great tribute to him and his family. A newspaper friend sent me these comments by TV comedians about the fiasco that ObamaCare has become: President Obama’s Facebook account was hacked. It was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. When Obama found out about this, he said, 'Can you guys fix the Obamacare website?' – David Letterman There was some good news today for embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Obamacare will cover all her injuries after the White House throws her under the bus. She is totally covered. – Jay Leno Have you tried to get on the Obamacare website? Oh, it is slow! It is so slow that by the time you sign up for Obamacare you'll be eligible for Medicare. -Jay Leno For years President Obama has been saying that no one would lose their healthcare plan. Now the White House has admitted that in fact many people will lose their plans. But there is a way to keep the great coverage you have. Just become a member of Congress. Then the taxpayers pay for the whole thing. –Jay Leno
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WANT TO BUY WANT TO BUY: OLD OR NEW Farm House with buildings on a few acres in Central/Eastern South Dakota. Call 913.633.7133 between 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
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DISH TV RETAILER- Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-3081892.
MISCELLANEOUS THE COUGAR CLASSIC BASKETBALL Tournament in Rapid City is December 6,7 & 8Th. Open to girls and boys teams grades 4-8. Registration is $140/team, three game guarantee. Rosters due November 28th For information: www.rapidcitycourgarclassic.com.
LOG HOMES DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-5302672, Craig Connell, 605-2645650, www.goldeneagleloghomes .com.
HEALTH & BEAUTY IF YOU USED THE BLOOD THINNER PRADAXA and suffered internal bleeding, hemorrhaging, required hospitalization or a loved one died while taking Pradaxa between October 2010 and the present, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles H. Johnson 1-800-535-5727.
FOR SALE LONGBRANCH IN PIERRE, SD. We have lowered the price & will consider contract for deed. Call Russell Spaid 605-280-1067.
FULL TIME JACKSON COUNTY HIGHWAY DepartTruck driver, ment Worker. heavy equipment operator, light equipment operator. Experience preferred, but will train. CDL required, or to be obtained in six months. Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening required. Benefits package. Applications / resumes accepted. Information (605) 837-2410 or (605) 837 – 2422 Fax (605) 837-2447.
16 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, November 7, 2013
Weʼve been your community Ag Credit Union since 1957. When you think Ag, think us. Member driven, member focused. Stop by and visit with one of our loan officers; weʼll help get 2014 off to a great start.

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