Bison Courier, October 4, 2012

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Volume 30 Number 16 October 4, 2012
Includes Tax
Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429 Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198
Bison Courier
Wagon train & Coal Springs Threshing Bee
Masses gather for 842nd Homecoming
“Consider it Done!”
“I see a lot of smiling faces and a lot of happy families,” is how Major General Timothy Reisch, adjutant general of the SDNG, prefaced his comments to the soldiers of the 842nd Engineering Company, their families and friends, during last Thursday’s full day of “welcome back” festivities. Indeed, thousands of smiling people were on hand to greet the 842nd as they returned to South Dakota from a year-long deployment. Included in that group of 160 soldiers were Spc. Kirk Hulm and Pfc. Carson Chord, Bison, and six others with Perkins County ties - Doyle Udager, Adam Dauwen, Hank Uhrig, Justynn Ruen, Edward Juelfs and Joshua Guthmiller. It was a long and exciting day for the soldiers, their families and the communities of Spearfish, Sturgis and Belle Fourche, beginning with a huge welcome in the parking lot of the Young Center, followed by a picnic, the deactivation ceremony and a two-hour parade that didn’t end until after 7:00 p.m. The troops left from Ft. Bliss, TX, shortly after 8:00 a.m. that morning on a chartered flight, which followed 10 days of out-processing upon their return to this country. They landed at Rapid City Regional about 2 ? hours later and boarded three big buses for the last leg of their long journey, which began in Afghanistan nearly three weeks earlier. Excitement was a tangible thing amongst the throngs that awaited their arrival at the Spearfish National Guard headquarters on the campus of BHSU. They were there to welcome home their husbands, wives, daughters, sons, dads, continued on page 2
The wagon train winds across the beautiful South Dakota prairie on its way to the Coal Springs Antique grounds they arrived Friday afternoon.
The buttes are alive with music once again. .
Dakota Concert Association 2012-13 season begins Oct. 9
Dedicated to making live, professional music available to West River country, the Dakota Concert Association (DCA) begins its 201213 season at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, in the Hettinger School auditorium with the multiinstrumental music of international musician, Kuba Kawnik (pronounced Kahvnik). Born in Poland, Kuba has been playing a variety of instruments since he was five-years-old. His principal instrument is the vibraphone, but he also plays guitar, violin, theramin (the "untouchable" instrument), the kalimba, the flute and the handsaw. Educated at the Academy of Music in Lodz, Poland, Kuba studied jazz at the Akademy of Music in Katowice, Poland, and later, played across Europe in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Norway and Russia. He has recently been a featured musician on several cruise ship lines, such as the Silversea, the Princess, NCL, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Oceana and Crystal. Kuba has recorded two CDs which include well-known and well-loved musical selections from the jazz world, from movie soundtracks and from the classical world. A rare and unusual performer, Kuba will present a varying program of selections on unique instruments, such as the music from 2001 A Space Odyssey, the James Bond Theme, Hungarian Dances, Cavatina, Baby Elephant Walk, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Only You, the Turkish March, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Moon River, Overture to Carmen, and Flying Home. Season tickets to the four DCA 2012-13 concerts are available now at KB Jewelers in Hettinger, ND, or from any DCA board member. They will also be available the night of the October 9 concert. Because membership in the Dakota Concert Association includes reciprocity with the Dickinson Concert Association, season ticket holders may also attend the six concerts there (listed on season ticket). The Dakota Concert Association is a direct affiliate of the Allied Concert Association, Rob Iverson, representative.
Men/Boy’s Banquet with Pastor Fran Monseth, Dean and teacher of AFLC Theological Seminary, Minneapolis., Minnesota, October 14, 5:30 pm, at Reva Hall, freewill offering. Call Pastor Mohagen at 866-4685 for more information. The Stateline Right to Life group will be meeting on Tuesday, October 9th at 5:00 p.m. at the Grand Electric Social Room in Bison. Everyone Welcome.
Bingo at the Prairie Lounge, October 7, 2 p.m., proceeds will go to the Masonic Scholarship fund.
Highlights & Happenings
South Dakota Farmers Union members of District 6 are invited to Smoky’s at Meadow, Saturday, October 6. At 6 p.m. the Perkins County Farmers Union will meet and at 6:30 sponsor a steak supper for members. At 7 p.m. will be the District Fall meeting. Farewell Party for Linda & Kevin Hanson, October 6, at 7 p.m. at the Bison Bar, bring your favorite snack.
Indian Creek Lutheran’s Fall Dinner is Sunday, October 14.
Attention Veterans! Flu Shots Ft. Meade Medical Center will be giving FLU SHOTS October 15, 2012 at the Courthouse in Bison from 10 a.m. to noon. and at the City Council Chambers in Lemmon from 1 - 3 p.m. All veterans who want to receive a flu shot must bring there valid VA card. Any questions please call Loyson Carda at 605-374-5315
Roast beef, baked potato, variety of salads, pie & beverage. Free will offering.
Roy Hulm awaits the arrival of his youngest son.
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Thursday,October 4
french dip sandwich potato salad grape juice, banana vanilla ice cream Turkey & noodles seasoned spinach fruity slaw pears
842nd returns home
Friday, October 5
Monday, October 8
Baked chicken creamed potatoes baked squash grapes
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Beef stew w/w dinner roll pineapple tidbits cranberry juice cocktail Mac & cheese stewed tomatoes banana butterscotch pudding w/topping
Tuesday, October 9
Wednesday, October 10
continued from page 1 moms, friends and neighbors from a year-long deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan where the troops provided horizontal construction and engineering support. Many in the crowd received text messages and cell phone calls from their soldiers as they made their way from Rapid City to Spearfish. Not only did the crowd know the exact time of arrival from those updated alerts but most knew just what bus to watch for as their loved ones stepped down to be grabbed and smothered with hugs and kisses. Next, the crowd moved to the football field at BHSU for a picnic luncheon and then, by mid-afternoon, to the gymnasium for the long-awaited deactivation ceremony. The deployment began in that same spot on Sept. 20, 2011 and lasted exactly one year and one week The program included short speeches by Governor Dennis Daugaard, U.S. Senator John Thune, U.S. Representative Kristi Noem, Major General Timothy Reisch, and the mayors of Spearfish, Belle Fourche and Sturgis. CPT. Allen Godsell, company commander, who accompanied the 842nd to the Middle East, offered comments. He termed the job done by the 842nd, “nothing less than spectacular.” Immediately upon arriving in
Afghanistan, Godsell said that his company was split into three groups and did not see each other again until the flight home. He called their work in that far off land “a lasting legacy.” The 842nd was there to watch the Afghan people “turn the corner” to becoming more independent, he said. Quoting the unit’s motto, he ended his presentation with “Consider it Done!” Mayor Gary Hendrickson, Belle Fourche, addressed the troops, saying, “You have faced the enemy and fulfilled your mission.” He added, “Today the conflict is a memory.” Every speaker expressed their gratitude. Rep. Noem said that she was “honored and grateful” to stand in a roomful of heroes, adding, “You guys do the hard stuff so our lives can be easier.”
Senator Thune told the soldiers, “We are blessed by your service.” Both Thune and Captain Godsell had special thanks for the families who were left behind. “I can’t say enough ‘thank yous’ from the bottom of my heart,” Godsell said to those “who served those who served.” Sen. Thune warned of pending cuts to the U.S. military budget. “We must get national security right,” he said, because “others are tempted while we are weak.” He stressed the importance of passing the importance of freedom on from generation to generation. Governor Daugaard proclaimed, “We are glad that you are back, safe and sound.” All members of the 842nd returned safely to U.S. soil. Of the 160 member unit, 113 completed their first deployment. The others had deployed before…some as many as four
times! “That’s service and that’s courage!” the Governor said. Daugaard visited the troops in Afghanistan in April. The Governor shared some facts and figures about the deployment. The unit worked in 58 different locations, completed 123 missions and drove 16,000 convoy miles. They completely 275 miles of road improvements and maintenance and moved 373,000 cubic yards of cut and fill dirt. The value of the company’s engineering efforts totaled approximately $21 million. The company maintained 445 pieces of equipment; they also trained and worked with the Afghan, German, Polish and Norwegian armies in the operation of that equipment. All tolled, they were awarded 247 medals for their accomplishments. All of the distinguished guests exited the stage to line up at the front of the auditorium. As 1SG Marcus Stacey called the roll, each soldier came forward to receive a hand shake and personal thanks from each dignitary. At the close of the hour-long program and amid cheers, Captain Godsell read the orders that ended the 842nd’s active duty deployment. The day didn’t end there, however. A long caravan lined up outside – 160 vehicles strong – to transport each soldier and his/her family in a parade that drove through Spearfish, in and around Belle Fourche and then through St. Onge to Whitewood and, finally, ending two hours later in Sturgis. Welcome Home, Troops! Your families and communities are proud of you!
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Miracles do happen -------------------------------------Judy Hanson writes about the experience that her parents Llewellyn and Betty Hanson recently had. Llewellyn is a brother to Bob Hanson of Bison and the late Leland Hanson. My folks have been rescued and are fine, notwithstanding the fact that they were stranded in the desert for 7 days without their medications; I was able to talk with both of them in the hospital emergency room, and they both sounded good and in good spirits and insisted that they were NOT going to stay in the hospital tonight. Owen and Deb are there and agreed that the folks are fine and took them home tonight after the hospital had finished its tests. The long and short of it is that I am not going to Arizona and will be on the job tomorrow as usual. The long story is: Sunday August 16, my folks decided to drive out to Chloride in the desert mountains for lunch. They normally would have let nearby neighbors Bruce and Beverly know where they were going, but Bruce and Beverly would be leaving that day or early the next on vacation and wouldn't be around anyway, so the folks headed out on their day trip without saying anything. Some friends of theirs had just bought a home near Chloride, so after lunch they decided to check it out. The roads in that area are unpaved narrow, one-lane roads and it's rough terrain and in the middle of nowhere. They turned onto a dirt road they thought would take them there but it turned out to be a dead-end, and in the process of backing up to get turned around they backed up over a large rock just tall enough to lift the rear wheel up off the ground, and they were stuck. They had a few small bottles of water, a blanket, and a cell phone, but the remote area they were in had no cell phone coverage. Dad is on oxygen a good deal of the time and had a small tank of oxygen in the pickup, but didn't have his portable unit with him 'cause they were only planning to be gone for the day. They slept that night in the pickup. My folks have lived many years in the desert and know its dangers; this time of year the highs are usually between 90-100 degrees. By the next morning they decided they'd better find water 'cause their little bottles wouldn't last long. Dad had been in the area before and knew of a spring not too far away; they could see some treetops in the distance, so they set out on foot over the rough terrain, up and down rocky hills and found the spring down in a ravine about a mile away from the pickup. After resting for a bit, Mom hiked back up to the pickup to recharge the cell phone (still no reception) and get the one-day supply of blood pressure medication she'd inadvertently left behind. It took her all day to get to the pickup and back down to where Dad was. They slept that night at the spring. Tuesday morning Mom's big toes were extremely painful, so she took off her shoes to investigate. Turned out her tennis shoes were just a wee bit too small and her big toes had been pushed up against the end of the shoes while climbing up and down the rough terrain, so they were very swollen and looked infected. Fortunately she had a couple of band-aids in her purse, so she stuck those on and called it good. By this time they'd been out in the elements for a day and a half with only water to sustain them. And the spring they were at was awkward to get to; they had to climb down amongst boulders, and it was hard to get their water bottles into position to fill them; and they're not as spry or limber as they used to be. Off in the distance they could see a large lake and figured they'd have a better chance of getting help if they were closer to the lake. They could tell they were getting weaker. The blanket was heavy and bulky, and Mom didn't want to hassle with trying to carry it in addition to carrying the water bottles. So with his pocket knife Dad cut off a corner of the blanket just big enough to carry the water bottles, and they set off down the ravine toward the lake. They hiked about a quarter mile along the ravine and came across what had once been an old cabin, all caved in, sitting beside another spring, this one much more accessible. Mom said it was like an oasis, with shade trees and, on the other side of the creek, a few pomegranate trees. It had taken them quite awhile to cover that short distance; by this time, of course, Dad's lack of oxygen was a big factor in that rough terrain and he had neither his inhalers nor his heart medications. He could walk about 3 steps, he said, then he'd have to stop and rest before taking a few more steps. And Mom's feet were painful. Getting all the way to the lake was pretty much out of the question. They decided they'd better stay put. Over the next couple of days they periodically refilled their water bottles and Dad would make his way across the creek to pick some pomegranates, which were a little on the green side but still edible. But without oxygen it was pretty daunting to make that trip and by Wednesday or Thursday he figured he'd only be able to make it one more time across the creek. So on the next trip across the water he filled his hat with pomegranates and that was all they needed. That afternoon, 7 days after they'd left home, Mom said she was lying in the shade and thought she heard voices. She sat up and listened more closely, and sure enough, she could hear conversation. She called out, "Hellooo!" and was answered with a questioning, "Helloo?" It was a couple of hikers. The young man was familiar with the area and knew there was a spring there and wanted to show it to his girlfriend and see if the water was still running. They made their way down to where Mom was and she led them back to Dad. The hikers pulled a couple of sandwiches from their backpack and gave them to the folks and offered their water bottle, too. "Oh, no, we've got plenty of water," the folks said. But the hikers left their water bottle anyway and headed back to their car; figured they were parked high enough on the mountain that they'd be able to use their cell phone to call for help, which they did, and then climbed back down to stay with the folks until help arrived. Bless their heart! In the meantime, Carla and I were starting to get concerned. Carla had tried to call the folks Thursday night. I tried to call them Friday night, but no answer at home and the cell phone went straight to voice mail. I called Carla to see if she knew where they might be, but nope. Early Saturday morning still no answer. She texted Owen; he knew nothing either, but figured no news is good news. The last time Carla had visited the folks she'd gotten the phone number of Paulette, one of the neighbors (just in case), so she called & left a message for Paulette early Saturday morning. Still no answer at the folks' by mid-day Saturday and Paulette hadn't called back yet, so Carla contacted the county sheriff's office and they sent a deputy over to check the house about the same time that Paulette arrived. But everything appeared to be in order; the house was locked and the pickup was gone, and Paulette knew that the car was in the repair shop. They peeked in some windows but everything looked in place. Newspapers had accumulated since Wednesday, but no sign of foul play, so the deputy went on his way. But it was so unlike the folks, especially Mom, not to let one of us know if they were planning to be gone for a few days, and our concern increased. I called the Kingman hospital, but they had not been admitted and had not been in the emergency room. Saturday night Travis remembered that their Sprint family cell phone plan with the folks includes a service to locate family members by the cell phone's GPS. But if the cell phone is turned off or has a dead battery the locator doesn't work, and the signal did not go through. So that was another dead end. By early Sunday morning , Carla and I were worried, although Owen wasn't yet. He and Deb were in Phoenix visiting Brock but were heading home today and would swing by the folks' home to see what they could find out. Mid-morning Paulette called saying she'd checked the folks' house again, then went over to Bruce & Beverly's, who were home from vacation, but they knew nothing. This afternoon Owen & Deb arrived at the folks' house and broke in. The bed was unmade (unusual for Mom) and 2 frying pans were on top of the stove, one of which had mold in it (definitely not like Mom). They checked Mom's calendar but the only thing on it for this week was a medical appointment Wednesday morning, August 15. Owen tried calling the doctor's office to see if she'd kept the appointment but the clinic would only release that info to the sheriff's office. So he called the sheriff's office, who checked into it and sent another deputy to the house. By this time Paulette, Bruce & Beverly were back at the house, too. They were all standing in the yard talking with the deputy when they heard the 911 call on the deputy's radio giving the folks' location as Mormon Gulch, about 15 miles from the house. Bruce knew right where it was, so he led Owen there. So Owen got to the folks before the rescue helicopter showed up. Their faces were pretty dirty-he said Mom would have been mortified if she'd known how dirty she looked--but they were fine. And greatly relieved, of course. Mom said the worst part of the week--aside from being fearful that they were going to perish in the desert (even though Dad kept telling her they were basically just on a camping trip)--was the coldness at night with only the clothes on their backs. But amazingly, during all that time they didn't feel hungry. In fact, there were still a few pomegranates left in the hat by the time they were rescued. Don't ever let anyone tell you that miracles don't happen!
Llewellyn and Betty Hanson
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Coal Springs antique show parade
Obituary Annette M. McKune
ily to the Hulm farm northwest of Meadow after her father died. While on the farm she contracted Spinal Meningitis. Annette moved to Lemmon where she attended St. Mary’s School to the 7th Grade. They moved to Bowman after her mother remarried Joe Wokal. Annette then moved to Grafton where she resided until moving to Bismarck where she resided at Pride Industries. In June of 2012, she moved to Western Horizon Care Center in Hettinger. Annette loved coloring, drinking Pepsi, and Elvis Presley. She was always very friendly and could make people smile. She adored animals, and always gravitated toward a man in a western hat. Surviving family members include her 3 brothers and 1 sisterin-law, Eddie McKune, Hettinger, ND; Joey Wokal, and Bob and Marilee Wokal, all of Bowman, ND; 1 sister and brother-in-law, Cindy and Gene Heidt, Bowman, ND; numerous nieces and nephews, and long time friend Marlene Simons. She was preceded in death by her parents. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.funeralhomesofcaring.com.
Betty Olson helps Harold Arnold of McIntosh spread politician promises at the Coal Sprigs Antique Club parade.
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
Weather Wise
Sept. 25 80 44 Sept. 26 82 45 Sept. 27 80 50 Sept. 28 79 50 Sept. 29 84 51 Sept. 30 80 40 Oct. 1 70 38 One year ago Hi 88 Lo 42
Annette M. McKune, age 70 of Hettinger, formerly of Bismarck, passed away on Monday evening, September 24, 2012 at Western Horizon Care Center in Hettinger. The Rosary Service was held at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 28, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lemmon. Fr. Tony Grossenburg will officiate with inurnment in Gallaway Cemetery at Meadow. ANNETTE M. MCKUNE was born on October 20, 1941 in California to Burton and Alice (Hulm) McKune. She moved with her fam-
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Beckman Wesleyan Church • Prairie City Pastor Brad Burkhalter The Foundation for the Gospel
Most of us are aware of the basic Biblical message that God loved us so much that He sent His Son to earth to die in our place so that we could be forgiven of sin and go to heaven. The question I have is, Why doesn't that message grip the average person and cause them to serve the Lord Jesus Christ? Think about it, we are talking about someone who was willing to die for us! Most people's response to that basic message is ho-hum. When most people hear that God loves them they respond in a way that says, "that's nice," and they go on living as they always have. So why do people respond that way? It's because they don't understand their current condition. In the book of Romans the apostle Paul lays the ground work for the gospel message starting in chapter 1:18-3:20. In that section of scripture Paul communicates a message that we must understand before we can appreciate the message of God's love. The message Paul shares with us is that, "There is none righteous, no, not one" (Romans 3:10) and, "That every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God" (Romans 3:19). Also,"All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). The fact is that we are all sinners; we have transgressed God's law and deserve to be punished for our violation. We will stand before the judgement seat and give an account for our actions, all of them. The question of guilt has already been established. We are under condemnation. The only thing left for the judge to do is to pass sentence. That sentence is death and eternal separation from God in hell. That's our condition! If something is not done about our situation, there is no hope for us. Now if you see your condition clearly then the gospel message takes on a whole new light. May God grant us the grace to realize our situation apart from His provision in Jesus Christ.
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Grand Parents: Ernie Kari Prairie City, SD and the late Lisa Kari Arlan Bentsen, Hettinger, ND Marvel Korang, Hettinger, ND Great Grandparents: Leona Aaker Bison, SD Mary Kari, Lemmon, SD and the late Ted Kari Freida Dewey, Hettinger, ND
are on sale at KB Jewelers, Hettinger from Board members or at the first Concert, Tues., Oct. 9 Hettinger School Auditorium 7:30 pm MT DCA Concerts come to this area through the Allied Concert Association
Obituaries Dorothy Beld
South Dakota. They made their Life together in the Lodgepole Community farming, trucking, raising sheep and us seven kids: Corrine, Crystal, Tony, Russell, Debra, Ashley and Alice. Mom’s life was never uneventful, quiet or dull. She always had plenty of work to do both inside and outside. Her many many talents included delicious meals, caring for animals, flowers, doctoring our sick pets, and so many multiple different crafts (some of which are enjoyed in other Countries). Mom was especially talented in sewing; seeing a picture of any item we liked....she'd make it, no problem. In her later years, Mom loved to dress up dolls of any size and style. They seemed to speak to her about 'their clothing choice also'. Mom was a very special lady. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She always made a 'critter' we'd bring home welcome. You never left Dorothy's kitchen without tasting something special and longing for more. Mom really enjoyed planning and hosting large family gatherings. Family was always special and important to her. After Daddy passed away in 1993, Mom purchased a house in Hettinger, ND where she resided until an injury from a fall required hospitalization. Dorothy became a resident of the Western Horizons Care Center in December of 2010. Dorothy passed from this life early Saturday morning Septem-
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Demonstration hoop garden
This year’s Pumpkin Fest is a fundraiser for the Master Gardeners and will be used to build a demonstration hoop house garden in the Bison community garden at the Fairgrounds. It is hoped it will raise enough funds to purchase materials needed to put the project on track for the spring of 2013. Why a hoop house? It is a technique used to extend the growing season, especially in northern climates, giving gardeners the opportunity to plant earlier and harvest later. The goal is to be able to plant as early as April (cool weather crops such as salad greens, peas, radish, cabbage etc.) and be able to set tomatoes and other frost sensitive plants out two to three weeks earlier than can be done in an open traditional garden. Provided all things come together, those local gardeners that are renting a garden plot in the community garden will have an opportunity to experiment with a small plot in the hoop house. Materials needed include lumber to make raised beds, PVC pipe to make the hoops, greenhouse grade plastic sheeting to cover the hoops and plywood or similar material for the ends which need doors for ventilation and access. This will be a major project and your help is needed to make the innovative approach to gardening a reality in Perkins County. Western Plains Action Group assisted last year in the Pumpkin Fest and will do so again this year. They strongly support local foods and projects that encourage innovative and organic food production. Individual vendors of pumpkins and other fall produce are welcome to set up outside by the grassy area on the west edge of the school parking lot. Produce sold by the vendors are not part of the fundraiser unless they wish to donate some proceeds to the hoop house fund on an individual basis.
Memorial services for Dorothy Beld, age 85, of Hettinger, North Dakota formerly of Lodgepole, South Dakota, will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Hettinger, ND. Pastor Paul Lint will officiate with a private family burial taking place prior to the service. Dorothy Mae Nash was born December 20th, 1926 to Edward and Sophie (Iverson) Nash on their homestead in Perkins County, South Dakota. She was the eighth of eleven children. Her father passed away suddenly when she was only eight years old. Unfortunately, growing up fast and always working hard became second nature for Mom. After completing Eighth Grade at Glendo School, she continued to help out around the family farm. On December 23rd 1944, Dorothy married John Beld in Buffalo,
ber, 22, 2012 at the West River Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Grateful for having shared Dorothy's life are her four daughters, Corrine Zehm of Osceola, WI, Crystal Hanna of Hettinger, ND, Deb Beld (Josh) of Hettinger, ND and Alice Anderson (Ward) of Torrington, WY; two sons, Russ Beld of Lodgepole, SD and Ashley Beld (Sheli) of Reeder, ND; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several foster and step grandchildren; one brother and sister-inlaw, Arlo (Phyllis) Nash of Hettinger, ND; three sisters, Flora Ellingson of Mott, ND, Thelma Drolc of Miles City, MT, Yvonne Hendricks of Hettinger, ND; two sisters-In-law, Mary Nash of Sturgis, SD and Nan Nash of Hettinger, ND; several nieces, nephews and their families; many special friends; and numerous relatives on John’s side of the family. Preceding Dorothy in death were her husband, John; one son, Tony; Dorothy’s parents and grandparents; five brothers, Ervine, Lloyd, Ernie, James and Claude; one sister, Clara Shong; one son-in-law, Gery Hanna; two sisters-in-law, Patsy and Ester Nash; four brothers-in-law, Elvin Ellingson, Glen Shong, Andrew Drolc and Alvin Hendricks; and one step granddaughter, Carrie Hoffland. Memorials are preferred to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent through our website at www.funeralhomesofcaring.com.
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Cordavee M. Heupel
Cordavee M. Heupel, 73, died Saturday, September 22, 2012, at her home. Visitation was from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel with a rosary service at 7 p.m. Funeral services was at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 27, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Sturgis with Father Arnold Kari officiating. Interment will follow at St. Aloysius cemetery. She was born August 11, 1939, in Bowman, North Dakota, daugh-
ter of John and Roszella Blees. She married Ray Heupel on December 28, 1959, at St. Charles Catholic Church, Bowman. They lived in Mobridge, South Dakota, and Pipestone, Minnesota, and in 1968 they moved to a farm near Bowman, ND, where they raised their five children. In March of 1989, Ray and Cordavee moved to Sturgis. Cordavee was formally trained and worked in her early years as an X-ray technician. She also managed the financial aspects of Ray's Auction Service, conducting estate and community auctions in the Bowman area. She is probably most well known for her work as a bank teller at Gate City Federal in Bowman and Norwest and Wells Fargo in Sturgis, and thoroughly enjoyed meeting and working with the people she met while at the bank. Scrapbooking and genealogy were always a big part of her life. She compiled scrapbooks for each of her kids of their school and 4-H activities, as well as tracking fam-
ily histories and ancestry. She also kept scrapbooks of the Bowman and Sturgis communities. She was involved with many organizations including 4-H clubs as a member and leader, several school, church and fair boards, as well as being a founding member of the Bowman County Genealogy & Historical Society. Cordavee is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Raymond. She is survived by her children: Colin and his wife Debbie of Arvada, Colorado; RaeDeen of Kalispell, Montana; Renee of Cheyenne, Wyoming; Casey and his wife Sharon of West Glacier, Montana and Chad and his wife Helen from Frederick, Maryland; as well as 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. In her family planning documents, Cordavee listed her only significant accomplishment as "Helping others get awards!" Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals. com.
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 8:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 11:00 a.m.
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Class - 7:00 p.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
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 • Sunday School 9:45, Worship Service - 11:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. 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. Worship Service -9:30 a.m.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
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Why I have no dog ----------------------------By: Jay Vanduch I don’t claim to be the sharpest tool in the shed, but I don’t believe that I’m all that dumb either. Others do not always agree: Case number one: We have had our lawn cared for by an unnamed national lawn service for several years. By ‘cared for’ I mean they have generally used our little patch of grass as a toxic waste dump for a recipe of petro-chemicals that supposedly keep the weeds at bay and make the turf “Country Clubesk”. Last year, the chemicals escaped from their applicator and a section of our front lawn died a painful death. They claimed it was “winterkill” however; a former state horticulturalist from on campus agreed that it was an over generous application of toxic waste. The Lawn Care Company has agreed to re-seed but still hold out that it is “winterkill”. They just won’t listen. Case B: The convenience store by our house has just begun to carry wine. They even put some in the cooler. I have asked for a particular Chardonnay to be chilled as that is what the former Miss South Dakota that I live with likes. The attendant (who probably thinks Annie Greensprings is a good choice with French Fries and hot dogs) was adamant that
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the wine distributer said not to chill Chardonnay. I asked “just how much wine, gas, candy bars or milk does that distributer buy here?” I don’t believe that the attendant understood. Case III: We have a large Cottonwood tree in our yard. It tends to start dropping leaves about Labor Day and by mid to late September my wife (the Former Miss SD) starts to suggest that we (i.e. me) rake the leaves. Dumb as I am, I point to the tree and discuss the vast number of leaves that are still waiting in its branches for the perfect moment to dive onto our lawn. I am a firm supporter of “That’s what the South Dakota Wind is for” method of leaf disposal. I usually rake at least twice if not thrice each fall. Summary: I am apparently the lowest level of intelligence in my universe; I have discerned that if we had a dog, he would be held in much higher regard than I am. I stand firm on our K-9 less home. Boomer Babble – “Thoughts at Large” are written by the Boomer Babble Guys, Charles Doug and John with occasional help from friends. The Boomer Babble radio show is broadcast on WNAX 570 Sunday evenings at 5:00. Visit us at BoomerBabble.com.
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Fall Festival Saturday, October 6, 2012 • Lemmon, SD
9:00-6:00 Gun Show and Sale at Dakota Lodge hosted by
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All Day City Wide Rummage Sales • Chamber Businesses – Crazy Sales
10:00-3:00 Home Based Business Fair at the EMT Building & Sugar Shack
* (line up @10:45 in Bank of the West Parking Lot)
11:00 Kids Costume and Pet Parade
11:15-12:15 Kids Games in front of Beeler Center & Cup Cake Walk 11:30-1:30 Concessions in the Wheeler Park by CAVA 1:00-2:00 Entertainment for KIDS at the Beeler Center 2:00-3:00 Crafts for Kids @ Beeler Center
1:00 Firemen’s Tractor Pull at the Fairgrounds weigh-ins @ 11:00 5:00 Firemen’s Annual Appreciation Dinner at the Beeler Community Building
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 4, 2012 • Page 7
How to control deer damage on trees and shrubs
Buried electronic fence with radiocollared herding dogs. 2. Tall (810’) metal woven or net fence. 3. Tall (8-10’) plastic mesh fence. 4. Tall (8-10’) vertical electric or high tensile fence. 5. Angled electric or high tensile fence. 6. Double fences. 7. Peanut butter fence. 8. Electric tape fence. Each type of fence has advantages, disadvantages and cost differences. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - North Dakota May 2008 Protectors – Protectors include materials are installed around each tree/shrub to prevent access by the deer, i.e. tree shelters, wire mesh, drain tile, spiral wraps, paper tree wraps, snow fence, or other material. Deer may still browse plants that grow out the top of shorter barriers but if the barrier is 5-6 feet tall the plant can often grow past the reach of deer. Repellents – There are a wide variety of repellents. Many of the commercial varieties repel through odor and/or taste. Some have worked well during the growing season and not so well during the winter. Research has shown that bars of soap, hung from limbs have some effectiveness. Repellents require several applications per growing season. Growth that occurs after repellent application is not protected. Population Control – Hunting is often cited as a method to reduce the number of deer. It may also scare deer from certain areas. Hunting should be focused on antlerless deer, consistently intense and cover a wide area. When deer damage occurs near urban areas, local ordinances may restrict the types of hunting permitted. Hunting may be effective in reducing damage trees/shrubs to acceptable levels. Food Plots – Many nurseries and others have started planting food plots to lure the damaging animals away from plants that need protection. It is best if the food plots are planted to plants that are more desirable to deer than the plants needing protection. Most successful food plots are planted to small grains and corn at locations away from trees/shrubs needing protection. Species Planted – In some situations, it is possible to plant tree/shrub species that are not liked by deer. However, high deer numbers and a harsh winter force deer to eat whatever is available in order to stay alive. My source for this news release is the USDA Natural Resources If you Conservation Service. would like more information about “How to Control Deer Damage on Trees and Shrubs” call Bob Drown at the Conservation Office at 605244-5222, Extension 4.
South Dakota State Fair results
Beginner 4-Her’s Ashtin Gerbracht, Visual Arts, 1 Blue Collin Grage,Visual Arts, 1 Purple Will Hatle,Visual Arts,1 Purple Corbin Macaben, Visual Arts, 1 Purple, 1 Blue; Self Determined Display, 1 Blue Hannah McKinstry, Visual Arts, 1 Purple, 1 Blue; Photography 1 Red Everette Paul ,Foods and Nutrition,1 Purple; Food Preservation, 1 Blue; Photography, 1 Purple, 1 Red; Range Science, 1 Purple; Wool Fleece, 1 Purple; Visual Arts, 4 Purple Iver Paul, Foods and Nutrition, 1 Blue; Food Preservation, 1 Blue; Photography, 1 Blue; Range Science, 1 Purple; Wool Fleece, 1 Purple; Visual Arts, 4 Purple, 1 Red Macy Schiley, Clothing, 1 Purple; Food and Nutrition, 1 Blue; Food Preservation, 1 Purple, 1 Red; Home Environment, 1 Purple; Photography , 1 Red; Visual Arts, 2 Purple Tayton Schofield, Photography, 1 Purple; Visual Arts, 6 Purple, 2 Blue, 1 Red Junior 4-Her’s Jaren Beckman, Foods and Nutrition, 1 Purple; Visual Arts, 4 Purple, 2 Blue Sara Hatle, Photography, 1 Blue 1 Red; Home Environment, 1 Blue, 1 Red Jenna Kari, Home Environment, 1 Blue; Visual Arts, 1 Purple, 1 Blue Julianna Kari, Home Environment, 1 Purple; Photography, 2 Purple; Visual Arts, 3 Purple, 2 Blue Jacob Kolb, Photography, 1 Purple Shawna Kolb, Educational Display, 1 Purple
By Robert W. Drown, Natural Resource Specialist Many trees and shrubs especially newly planted ones are damaged by deer. Browsing or buck rubbing can severely injure, deform, or kill trees and shrubs. The severity of damage from deer browsing depends on the types of trees/shrubs present, number of deer, presence of other food sources and protective measures used by the landowner. Individual plants can be subject to damage from buck rubbing. The same plant may be damaged for several years, sometimes to the point of death. At other times, bucks may rub and break several plants in a row. Susceptibility to deer browsing and buck rub damage varies by types of species. Species frequently damaged are Cottonwood, Cherry, Crabapple, Dogwood, Ponderosa Pine, Hackberry, Hazelnuts, Maples, Oak, Plum and Smooth Sumac. Species occasionally damaged are Cotoneasters, Serviceberry, Eastern Red Cedar, Staghorn Sumac and Willows. Species seldom damaged are Ash, Norway Spruce, Scotch Pine and Black Hills Spruce. Species rarely damaged are Colorado Blue Spruce, Honeysuckle and Lodgepole Pine. Methods of Damage Prevention Fence - Fences must enclose the entire perimeter of the trees and shrubs to be protected and specifically designed to prevent entry by deer. Following are several types of fences that are effective. 1.
Senior 4-Her’s Anna Hatle, Home Environment 1 Blue; Photography, 2 Blue; Visual Arts, 1 Purple Shawn Klein, Welding Science, 1 Blue Stephanie Kolb, Photography, 1 Purple, 2 Blue Shaley Lensegrav, Home Environment , 2 Blue; Photography, 1 Purple, 2 Blue, 1 Red Lenae McKinstry, Photography, 2 Purple ,1 Blue Carrietta Schalesky, Foods and Nutrition, 1 Red; Educational Display, 1 Blue
Cardinals make it to gold bracket at Mile High Invite
Young tree victim of deer browsing and buck rub.
by Marsha Veal The Cardinals Volleyball squad headed to Lead on Saturday, September 29 to participate in the Mile High Invite. There were four pools of three teams each entered in the tourney. The Cards won their pool by beating the Rapid City Sophomores in two straight games and then took care of the Lead/Deadwood Varsity team in three sets. Those wins put them in the gold bracket where they played for a chance at the title. Their first opponent was the Edgemont Moguls who defeated the Cards 0-2.
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Cards beat Tigers in straight sets
by Marsha Veal The Bison Cardinals played their Homecoming Game on Thursday evening when they hosted the Dupree Tigers. All three Bison squads won their matches; the A team made short work of their match winning it 3-0, with game scores of 25-13, 26-24, 2515; the B team won their first, lost the second and were victorious in the deciding third set and the C team won 2-0. In the varsity match, Dupree had the first serve which ended in a Lenae McKinstry kill giving the serve to Bison. Madison Hulm started her evening out right with a first serve ace. Kassidy Sarsland recorded a kill before the Tigers scored again giving the Cards the early 3-1 lead. Dupree’s Alysha O’Connell had a good turn at the service line and gave her team the lead at 3-4 but on the next play, the Tigers were called for a lift tying the score at 4 all. The Cards went back into the lead off a McKinstry ace but neither team could string together more than one or two points. Sarsland stepped back to the line at 8-6 and when her rotation was done, the Cards were up 11-7. Two aces and a bad play by the Tigers off the ceiling helped her build the Bison lead. The Tigers went one and out which gave the ball to Homecoming Queen Shelly Peck who extended the Cards’ lead to 15-7. Again Dupree went one and out and this time the Cards’ Sydney Arneson got into the books with an ace on her first serve of the match. Dupree got the ball back and their Penny Phillips answered with two aces of her own. A McKinstry kill put the ball in Bison’s hands for one serve and then back to the Tigers for one. McKinstry sent two quick aces over the net causing Coach Mandie Menzel to call time out. Her next serve was in the net but the Tigers couldn’t capitalize on the error as Tiffany Shaving sent her serve to the same fate. Charlotte Johnson went to the line and closed out the game with three aces and a lift by Dupree to end the first. The teams switched ends of the floor and Bison had the opening serve in the second set. Arneson was first at the line and with four aces, an error by Dupree and a kill by McKinstry; she got the Cards off to a 6-1 start. Anna Hatle recorded a kill off Phillips’ first serve, giving the offense back to Bison. Hulm added a couple of aces and McKinstry another kill giving the Cards a comfortable lead at 10-2. O’Connell was able to gain a few points for the Tigers before the game got a bit sloppy through the middle few points. Both teams were having trouble with short serves, long serves, bad serve receiving and the score tightened up to 14-11. Dupree’s LaChelle Eagle Chasing went to the service line and tied the game up before Hatle’s kill stopped her. The Tigers went ahead on the next play and the Cards tied it on a serve in the net by Phillips. Hulm’s ace put the Cards ahead but the Tigers fought back and tied the game at 17, 18 and 19. Tiffany Shaving gave Dupree the lead for a few serves before Sarsland’s ace tied it at 22. Peck had two quick kills and the Cards found themselves at game point, 24-22. Dupree wasn’t ready to let this one go and after two errors by the Cards, the score was tied again at 24. The Tigers’ Bethany O’Connell put her serve in the net which gave the Cards another chance at game point. Sophomore Kimberly Peck went to the line and sent an ace over the net to give the win to the Cards. In the third game the Cards moved back to the east end of the court where they were in front of their amazing cheering section. There was a lot to cheer about and spirits were high in the BHS gym! Dupree scored once before losing the serve to Bison. Hulm made them pay with two quick aces and after an error by the Tigers and a long serve, the Cards were up 4-2. The Tigers’ next four servers all went one and done in-between a McKinstry ace and a strong rotation by Johnson. Johnson served three aces and was also helped by two Sarsland kills. When she was done the game was pretty well out of reach for the Tigers with the score at 13-4. Dupree did gain a little ground through the rest of the set, but the Cards were always comfortably ahead. O’Connell and Anna Stambach were able to score a few points for the visitors, but it wasn’t enough to put any pressure on the Cards. In a game with 10 aces recorded, it was fitting that Sarsland’s serve for match point was an ace. The Cardinals will host Faith on October 4 and McIntosh on October 9. These are the last two home matches of the season. For complete stats go to www.maxpreps.com. On Tuesday, September 25, the Cards traveled to Lemmon where they lost three straight games, 22-25, 12-25 and 19-25. Statistical highlights of the game include: Attacking: Shelly Peck, 10/10, 1 kill; Anna Hatle, 8/11; Serving: Sydney Arneson, 12/13, 1 ace; Kassidy Sarsland, 9/10, 3 aces; Madison Hulm, 9/10, 1 ace; Lenae McKinstry, 7/8, 3 aces; Ball Handling: Charlotte Johnson, 23/25, 4 assists; Arneson, 19/20, 1 assist; Digging: Hulm, 11; Arneson, 8; Serve Receive: Hulm, 18/21; Megan Serr, 9/11.
Bison Boys XC team takes 2nd At LMC Meet Burkhalter Wins the Individual Title!
On Monday, September 24 the Little Moreau Conference held its annual Cross Country meet. For the first time in school history, we had a full team competing in the varsity conference meet. The big news is that we finished 2nd as a team. Daniel Burkhalter won the race scoring 1 point. Josh McKinstry finished 7th, scoring 7, and Joey Aukland crossed the line 10th giving us a total of 18 points for all three runners. Joseph Kvale was our pusher and he finished 12th (only the top 3 score in class B cross country). Dupree won the meet with 13 points, Timber Lake was 3rd and Faith 4th. Dupree also happens to be the 2nd ranked team in the state. Another fact that makes this 2nd place finish so special is that we did it with two 7th graders and an 8th grader. Dupree fields two seniors and a junior. The future looks really good. Ruth Burkhalter finished 9th in the girls varsity level and Rebekah & Jonathan Burkhalter each took home 2nd at the junior high level, boys and girls. The team is now looking forward to the Region meet.
Daniel Burkhalter 1st, Josh McKinstry 7th, Joseph Kvale 12th, Joey Aukland 10th.
Cardinals host Harding County JV
Grade Boys Basketball Jr Hi boys & girls Basketball Varsity boys basketball assistant Girls basketball head & assistant
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October 9th • Bison School • 4:15 p.m. during the Volleyball game with McIntosh. Heaviest Pumpkin weigh in deadline - 6 p.m. Decorated Pumpkin entry deadline - 6 p.m. Local pumpkin sellers welcome to set up in grassy area west of gym parking lot.
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Cole Buer #2 with the ball, Ty Collins #34. The Ranchers got the win with a 50 to 14 score.
The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 4, 2012 • Page 9
Cards lose high scoring contest to Panthers
by Marsha Veal It was a perfect fall evening for football on Friday evening when the Cardinals hosted the Timber Lake Panthers for their Homecoming Game. It was a high-scoring, hard-fought contest of two evenly matched teams that ended in a loss for the home boys, 50-58. A touchback on the opening kickoff gave the Cards the ball on the 15 yard line. An incomplete pass to Wil Kolb from Daniel Chapman and a run that lost yards by Yancy Buer put the Cards in a 12-yard hole. On the next play, Chapman completed a pass to Kolb and with his run after the catch; he gained 13 yards and a first down. Kolb ran 5 yards on the next play and after an incomplete pass to Lane Kopren; John Hatle caught one at the 39, moving the chains once again. The next two series the Cards struggled on first and second downs, but on third Hatle got them to the TL 19-yard line, and on the next third down Kolb scored on a pass from Chapman. The PAT kick by Kolb was good, giving the Cards the early lead at 7-0 with 8:43 to play in the first half. Clay Lindskov of TL took Kolb’s kickoff back to the Bison 15. Reed Arneson stopped Lindskov on the next play after a 4-yard gain, but on the next play Garret Nash ran into the end zone untouched. The PAT run was also good so with only 50 seconds more off the clock, the Panthers were in the lead at 78. Kopren brought the TL kickoff to the 33 giving Bison nice field position. Two subsequent encroachment penalties on the Panthers gave the Cards a first down without snapping the ball. On the next play there was a fumble on the snap which was recovered by TL. One play later Nash scored again but Kopren stopped the PAT from being successful. Y. Buer returned the ensuing kickoff to the 12, but a horse collar tackle by the Panthers gave the Cards another 15 yards. Chapman ran for 15 yards, and two plays later completed a pass to Hatle in the end zone. Kolb missed the PAT kick, but a roughing the kicker penalty gave the Cards half the distance to the goal line and another chance at the extra points. Chapman tried to run it in but was unsuccessful. Nash received the Kolb kickoff and was stopped at the 19-yard line by Hatle. The Panthers went three and out and punted inside the 5-yard line on fourth down. Chapman completed a 4-yard pass to Kopren, then ran 5 yards and gained the first down on a QB sneak. Seth Buer ran a successful reverse to the 31-yard line giving the Cards another first down. Bison struggled in the next series and turned the ball over to TL on downs. As the first quarter ended, the Cards were fighting to keep TL from getting into the end zone again. On the first play of the second, a Jett Peterson pass to Dayton Wiedmer resulted in a Panther TD. After their first try for the PAT, a facemask penalty moved TL back 15 yards. That try was broken up by Kolb. The Panthers tried an onside kick which was recovered by the Cards’ Logan Hendrickson. The Cards fumbled and lost the ball on the next play and five plays later, TL scored on a Peterson pass to Lindskov. The PAT was good but during the play Bison was called for unsportsmanlike conduct. That 15-yard penalty was enforced on the kickoff. The Panthers tried an onside kick and recovered it, but earned a yellow flag for their efforts because the ball hadn’t traveled 10 yards before they touched it. That gave the ball to the Cards and on the first play from scrimmage, Chapman had to scramble and the pass he threw to Y. Buer was incomplete. However, there were two fouls called on TL; one for pass interference, which they declined, and one for roughing the passer, which was accepted. That gave the home team another 15 yards and after an incomplete pass to Kolb, Y. Buer scored on a completed pass from Chapman with 8:50 left in the second. The PAT kick was good and the Cards were within 8 points at 20-28. After Nash received the kickoff, TL fumbled on the next play and Chapman recovered the ball. S. Buer and Hatle had good runs to gain a Bison first down and after a shovel pass to Hatle lost 4 yards, the next pass from Chapman to Hatle moved the chains. S. Buer ran the ball to the 4 yard line and an encroachment penalty on TL put the ball on the 2. Chapman ran it in, Hatle converted the PAT and the score was tied at 28-28. Kraft caught the kickoff and was stopped by Tyler Kari. The Panthers began to march down the field and made it from the 30 to the 9-yard line on a Lindskov carry. Kopren and Kolb stopped Nash on three plays and when TL went for it on fourth down they were called on a holding penalty. The Cardinals took over on downs but went three and out and were forced to punt. When the Panthers got the ball back, Hatle and Y. Buer each had a QB sack and Kolb knocked Kraft out of bounds after receiving a catch. The clock ran out on the first half with the score tied. The Cards started the second half with an onside kick which was recovered by TL’s Nathan Hollenbeck on the 39. Kopren and Chapman combined to stop the Panthers’ first two runs and Chapman was in coverage on a third down incomplete pass. TL punted into the end zone giving Bison the ball on the 15. S. Buer lost yardage on the first run before Chapman completed a pass to Kolb at the 25. On the next play the Cards fumbled and TL recovered. Nash gained 4 yards on a run before being stopped by Ryan Serr. A quarterback keeper moved the chains, but on the next series the Panthers went for it on fourth down and had an incomplete pass. Bison was unable to take advantage of this gift as they fumbled on the next play and TL recovered. Lindskov and Nash had a couple of good runs after a personal foul on the Cardinals had given them excellent field position. A holding call by the Panthers on third down moved the ball back 10 yards, but on the next play Wiedmer scored on a Peterson pass. The PAT was no good. Bison took over on the 24-yard line after a return by Kopren. Chapman ran to midfield on the first play, giving the Cards a first down. Completed passes to Y. Buer (2), Hatle and Kolb moved the down markers again. A fumble two plays later was picked up by Nash and run in for a TD. There was some confusion on the Bison sideline about two penalties called on the play, but in the end the TD stood and Nash added two in the PAT try. The Cards were down by 12 with 3:19 to go in the third quarter, 28-44. Arneson brought the kickoff to the 26-yard line where the Cards began their possession. Pass interference on Y. Buer gave the Cards a first down. Their next play from scrimmage was an incomplete pass to Hatle. On second down Kopren ran 5 yards and on third, Y. Buer caught a pass for a little over 4 yards. The Cards were faced with fourth down and about a foot. They went for it but a fumble on the play was recovered by TL. The Panthers ran just one series because they fumbled on third down. Y. Buer recovered the ball and ran it in for a TD. A clip on Bison brought the ball back out to the field and took the points off the board. Too many men on the field moved the Cards back another 5 yards before they could snap the ball. Kopren gained 14 yards on the next play and Hatle got the Cards to the 24 before the third quarter ended. A Chapman completion to Y. Buer at the 9 started out the quarter for the Cardinals. Another pass to Y. Buer was called back due to a tripping penalty. Chapman had two incomplete passes, a 2-yard run and then a 24-yard TD pass to Y. Buer. The PAT pass to Kolb was good and the Cards were closer at 36-44. TL scored on their next possession relying on the running of Kraft and Nash. The PAT was no good. The Cards started their march on the 12-yard line after TL kicked off to Y. Buer. Completed passes to Hatle and Buer gave the Cards two quick first downs and they were at mid-field on the 39. Another Chapman pass to Y. Buer took the ball to the 20, and on the next play a pass to Kopren ended in the end zone. The PAT was unsuccessful. Arneson kicked off to Lindskov who was stopped at the 35 by Hatle. Trying to eat up the clock, the Panthers kept the ball in the hands of their runners and ground out a couple of first downs. Three plays later they scored and the PAT pass to Kraft was good. With 4:56 left in the game the Cards were down by 12. The Cardinals struggled on their first three downs but were saved by a long completion to Kolb on fourth down. Chapman ran for another first down and then had a pair of incomplete passes to Y. Buer and Serr. On third down he connected with Hendrickson in the end zone for another Bison score. The PAT run by Chapman was good. After the Panthers brought the kickoff to the 28, they once again kept the ball on the ground. On their second series the Cards forced them into a fourth and short situation. By just the length of the football they converted and with less than a minute left in the game, the Panthers were able to run the clock out. Game Stats: Rushing: Chapman, 10/65 yards; 1 TD; S Buer, 7/21 yds.; Receiving: Kolb, 5/96, 1 TD; Y. Buer, 6/95, 2 TD; Hatle, 7/107 yds., 1 TD; Kopren, 5/38, 1 TD; Hendrickson, 1/8, 1 TD; Passing: Chapman, 25/45 for 356 yds., 6 TD; Tackles: Kopren, 7 solo, 26 assisted; Chapman, 2 solo, 19 assisted; Arneson, 3 solo, 12 assisted; Kolb, 4 solo, 9 assisted; Hatle, 3 solo, 11 assisted; Serr, 17 assisted; Kickoff Returns: Kopren, 3/41 yds., Y. Buer, 2/17 yds.; Punts: Kolb, 2/57 yds.; Kickoffs: Kolb, 6/210 yds.; Arneson, 2/60 yds.; PAT Kicks: Kolb, 2/2; Conversions: Kolb, 2 receiving; Chapman, 1 run. Next Friday, October 5, the Cardinals will host the Faith Longhorns beginning at 7:00 p.m. For complete game stats, go to www.maxpreps.com.
FCCLA students decorated lockers during Homecoming week activities. Back row: Ty Plaggemeyer, Wil Kolb. Middle row: Kassidy Sarsland, Kimberly Peck, Mrs Matthews. Front row: Shelly Peck, Megan Serr, Sydney Arneson and Mrs Ryen.
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Every year, Burger King restaurants prepare over 950,000 pounds of bacon for their breakfast customers.
Driving the future:
New legislation gives teens a voice in traffic safety programming
I am a teenager. I stay up too late; I wake up too late. I get emotional. I don’t want my parents circling me like hawks, and I definitely don’t want them to try to tell me what to do, especially behind the wheel. However, now that students are falling back into the school routine, it’s time for everyone to pay attention to teen safety on the road. Daily, young people get behind the wheel to go to class, work or extracurricular activities, but if you’re a teen driver like me, your odds on the road aren’t good. Young drivers are the most dangerous category of driver, to themselves and to everyone else. According to the CDC website, individuals ages 15-24 represent only 14 percent of the U.S. population, but they account for almost 30 percent of the total costs of motor vehicle injuries — leaving them highly overrepresented. In addition, per mile driven, young drivers ages 16-19 are four times more likely than “more experienced” drivers to get in a car crash, and male drivers and passengers ages 15-19 are twice as likely to die in a car crash as females. The disproportionate number of teen crashes is the result of several key factors. One of the central reasons is the obvious — lack of experience. Teens are more likely to underestimate risky situations and to be unable to recognize hazSADD National Student of the Year
by Carrie Louise Sandstrom
Dr. Sheffield is a family medicine physician. Family Medicine is total health care of patients and their families, regardless of age. She will be seeing patients in the Hettinger Clinic on Mon., Thurs., & Fri.; traveling to the Mott Clinic on Tues.; and the New England Clinic on Wed. In the near future she’ll travel to the Lemmon Clinic. Dr. Ranum is an internal medicine physician and will be seeing patients in the Hettinger Clinic on Mon., Wed. & Fri.; traveling to the Lemmon Clinic on Tues. and Mott Clinic on Thurs.
Dr. Jennifer Sheffield, Family Medicine
Dr. Joshua Ranum, Internal Medicine
(Please call 567-4561 to get your name on the list) (Please call 374-3773 to get your name on the list) Hettinger Armory • 11 am - 6 pm (Please call 567-4561 to get your name on the list) Full field digital mammography is a new way of seeing. Call 567-6060 in Oct. to schedule your mammogram during Breast Cancer Awareness month. Prizes include: Kindle Fire - $100 Gift Card - $75 RADA Cutlery Gift Basket. Drawing to be held at the Annual Turkey Luncheon on Nov. 1. If you would like tickets, please call or contact Cindy at 567-6190 or cindyh@wrhs.com Monitoring Your Blood Sugar presented by Barbara West certified diabetes educator in Classroom I on Mon., Oct. 8 from 2 - 4 p.m. Pre-registration required by calling 567-6203. Dr. Ness is an audiologist. He will be seeing patients in the Hettinger Clinic every second Tues. of each month and his next appointment date is Oct. 9. Call 701-227-7920 to schedule an appointment. Complimentary health screening stations for blood pressure, blood sugar, BMI, and bone density. Complimentary health educator stations on diabetes, nutrition, smoking cessation, stroke, WIC, whole body c omposition, and healthy body demonstration and assessment. A registered mammography technologist will offer tours of the newly designed mammography suite and the new Selenia Dimensions full-field digital system. Flu vaccinations and flu mist available, please call 567-4561 to get your name on the vaccination list. WRHS Wellness Day on Thurs., Oct. 11 from 11 am - 7 pm Hettinger Clinic Classrooms. Medications and Diabetes presented by Barbara West certified diabetes educator in Classroom I on Mon., Oct. 22 from 2 - 4 p.m. Pre-registration required by calling 567-6203. Hettinger Lutheran Church Basement on Thurs., Nov. 1 from 11 am. – 1 pm. Carry-outs available in town. Call 567-2598 the day of.
Hettinger Clinic • 11 am - 7 pm
Flu Clinics Thursday, October 11 Thursday, October 11 Friday, October 19
Lemmon Clinic • 9 - 11 am and 1 - 4 pm
A New Way of Seeing
ardous ones. They are also more likely to drive closer to the vehicle in front of them, reducing their time to react if necessary. Also, because the judgment center of their brains is still developing, teens are more susceptible to the influences of peer pressure and emotion. The likelihood of fatal teen crashes increases as teens add more passengers to their vehicles, which they are more likely to do because they are social animals. Unfortunately, those teen passengers and drivers are also more likely not to be wearing their seatbelts. In 2009, the majority (56 percent) of young people 16 to 20 years old involved in fatal crashes were unbuckled. Yet despite overwhelming evidence that teen drivers and teen driver safety merit the nation’s attention, prior to this year, federal highway safety legislation barely mentioned teens and the federal agency in charge of promoting safe driving behavior on the highways, NHTSA, had spent only 0.2% of its 2010 budget on this high-risk category. While teen drivers have previously been an overlooked group of motor vehicle operators, the recent passage of the highway bill, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act or MAP-21, marked a change in the trend, seriously addressing teen drivers for the first time in legislation. MAP21 establishes funding for distracted driving, an area that affects teens more than others; and
also provides incentives for progressive Graduated Driver’s License programs. Most important to me, MAP-21 encourages states to include a peer-to-peer component in any teen traffic safety program they adopt, acknowledging that teens must be part of the solution for an issue that so directly affects them. Peer-to-peer efforts, like those provided for in the MAP-21 legislation, are key to the success of any attempt to keep teens safe, as they encourage teens to take an active part in reaching out and touching one another in ways that teens know are effective. My friends and I are not oblivious to the risks we face when behind the wheel, and we are not passive in the fight for safer roads. After all, we’re the ones primarily at risk. Thousands of students and many student organizations across the nation, including SADD, are engaged in creating positive change for our generation — working to improve our safety on the road and the safety of everyone else as well. I am grateful that teens themselves are now being recognized as a key part of something as important as traffic safety policy. I am a teenager. I have things to say. I have thoughts, and ideas, and influence. And I am not alone. I, along with all of my peers, have the power to redefine our generation’s safety on the road. We are enthusiastic. We are passionate. And we are leading the way for positive and meaningful change.
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Extension estate planning and farm transition conferences set for Lemmon and Philip
Lemmon and Philip will be the sites for a series of SDSU Extension training sessions which will focus on estate planning. Sustaining the Legacy conferences also help people who seek transition of their farm or ranch from one family member to another. Extension staff and industry professionals will help participants develop the tools they need in order to face estateplanning challenges with less stress. The sessions will be hosted in: Lemmon- October 22, 23, 29 and 30 at the SDSU Regional Extension Center, 408 8th Street West Phillip-October 25, 26, November 1 and 2 at the Bad River Senior Center, 123 E US Hwy 14 The training costs $75 per person. Registration is required by October 15. The registration form and more information can be found at www.igrow.org. "Each session is filled with important information that can help farm and ranch families address questions they may face as parents or grandparents get older and consider their legacy," said Gessner, who is organizing the conferences. "Producers have told me that the value of this program was $1 million, due to the changes they made to their estate plan and the reduction of potential estate taxes." Each day of the four-day program is full of tools and how-to information families can use to create and implement their individualized plan, no matter how big or small the operation. Topics for the sessions cover communication styles, business structures, goals, asset distribution, wills and probate, retirement planning and funding, fair versus equal distribution, tax implications for the operation, life insurance, long-term care insurance, trusts, and other topics as determined by the audiences. "Many of the past participants have utilized the information from the conference to reduce potential estate taxes and ensure that their operation is passed down to the next generation in a smooth, hassle free transition," Gessner said. All family members are encouraged to attend the sessions. Both onand off-farm heirs are invited to learn about the tools and participate in the discussions. "Past participants have used this conference to interview attorneys and insurance agents while they are
The Department of Transportation is recruiting local individuals for the Snowplow Operator Program. Those hired will be employed on a temporary basis and be responsible for operating snow and ice removal equipment during inclement weather and completing general maintenance assignments. Hours could include weekdays, weekends, holidays, early morning or evening. Reserve Operators will only work on an as needed basis determined by weather conditions. Starting rate of pay is $13.00 per hour. Applicants must have the ability to operate heavy equipment and must possess, or be willing to obtain, a Commercial Drivers License. Interested parties should contact: Joel Larson, HWY Maintenance Supervisor S.D. Department of Transportation PO Box 219 Bison, South Dakota 57620 605-244-5257 Bison, Lemmon, Faith Equal Opportunity Employer
presenting the basics of using the many tools available to them," Gessner said. "If you are making plans to retire or becoming a partner in the operation, or if you own farm or ranch assets, this program is a great start for you. Our goal is to give you the tools to develop your estate plan and the motivation to get started, combined with some gentle nudging that keeps you moving forward with the process." Partial funding for this program is provided by the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. "SDR&PC is proud to be one of the sponsors for this year's estate planning workshops. With rising land values and profit margins, estate planning has never been more important," said Doug Hanson, a SDSRPC board member and a past participant of the conference. "My wife and I have attended these workshops in the past and have found them very informative." Call Gessner at her Sioux Falls Regional Extension office with questions at 605-782-3290, or e-mail her at this address: heather.gessner@sdstate.edu.
Sue Meink visited with Helen Meink Monday. Sue Meink visited with Helen Meink Sunday. Duane and Sue Meink traveled to Watertown Sunday and will return home Monday. LaVonne Foss took Shirley Johnson to worship Sunday. Al and Tiss Treib made a trip to Hettinger Tuesday afternoon and went out to lunch. Tiss Treib visited with Jim and Angie Spenny Wednesday afternoon. Lucas, Dusti and Dally Allen of Hettinger spent Saturday helping Al and Tiss Treib work calves. They were also supper guests. Lucas, Dusti and Dally Allen of Hettinger spent Sunday with Al and Tiss Treib. Al made breakfast and they worked with cattle in the afternoon. In the late afternoon, they went to Lemmon for ice cream. The Allen’s went back to their home and Al and Tiss also had supper in town before coming home. Barb Lyon and Patsy Miller went out to lunch together in Lemmon Monday. Patsy then visited with Vivan Lyon at the Nursing home in the afternoon. Monday evening, Jim and Patsy Miller attended the West River vet clinic supper in Hettinger. Jim Miller made a trip to Scranton Monday and visited his mother, Violet Miller, at the Nursing home, on his way home. Tuesday, Jim and Patsy Miller attended the Knutson Feeds supper in Hettinger. Jim and Patsy Miller were in Lemmon and Hettinger Friday. Jim and Matt Miller traveled to New Leipzig Saturday for the parade, as they are part of the Shriners who participated. Jim and Patsy Miller, Matt and Christi Miller traveled to Bison to
Rosebud News........................................By Tiss Treib
Cindy Kopren’s appreciation supper for Crop Insurance Saturday evening. Salvin and Lauri Gebhard of Laurel, MT were in the area visiting family this weekend. Salvin is Delores Seim’s son. Tim and JoAnne Seim were among those who attended the funeral for Alice Hall in Bison Friday afternoon. Justin, Jo and Jacob Seim arrived at Tim and JoAnne Seim’s Friday afternoon and returned to their home in Belle Fourche Sunday. Nolan and Linda Seim and family traveled to Coal Springs Saturday for the Threshing Bee. Nolan and Linda Seim and family attended the Ron and Charlotte Ford auction in Lemmon Sunday. Paul and Amya Hoffman of Glenden, MN arrived at Keith and Bev Hoffman’s Thursday and spent
through Saturday. Paul and Amya Hoffman, Keith and Bev Hoffman were Friday evening guests of Gary Wells for John Well’s 90th birthday Tuesday Albert Keller returned to Montana to work. Wednesday, Pierce Keller, Brookings, SD came and spent til Friday doing electrical work on the house for Albert and Bridget Keller. Friday, Bert and Patricia Keller, Trail City and Alex, Tasha and Ian Keller, Sioux City Iowa came to see the house progress. They took Lil Albert back to Trail City with them to spend some time with his cousin Ian. Saturday, Bridget attended the Coal Springs Threshing Bee where she had her Keller Kreations booth. She spent Saturday night at Bert and Patricia Kellers and returned to Coal Springs on Sunday morning with Lil Albert and Dawn Harris met her there to tend to their booths.
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Voter registration for the General Election to be held on November 6, 2012, will close on October 22, 2012. Failure to register by this date will cause forfeiture of voting rights for this election. If you are in doubt about whether you are registered, call the Perkins County Finance Office at 605-244-5624.
Registration may be completed during regular business hours at the county finance office, secretary of state’s office and those locations which provide driver’s licenses, food stamps, TANF, WIC, military recruitment, and assistance to the disabled as provided by the Department of Human Services. You may contact the county finance officer to request a mail-in registration form or access a mail-in form at www.sdsos.gov . Voters with disabilities may contact the county finance office for information and special assistance in voter registration, absentee voting, or polling place accessibility. /s/Sylvia Chapman Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer Perkins County
Notice is hereby given pursuant to SDCL 6-13-4, that the following properties, acquired by Perkins County through tax deed proceedings, have been declared surplus property by Perkins County and will be offered for sale to the highest bidder by sealed bid for cash at 11:00 a.m. MDT on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, in the Commissioners Room at the Perkins County Courthouse in Bison, SD: Legal Description, Appraised Value Conditions, Part of SWNW (3.28 acres) S29-T14-R13 Bixby Township $100
October 8, 2012 7:00 pm AGENDA:
Pledge of Allegiance Call to Order Consent Agenda Approve Agenda Minutes Financial Reports Approval of Claims – Delegations – Discuss Construction of New Shop and Classroom Building – Update from Building Committee Amendment to Bison School District Internet Acceptable Use Policy – Second reading and Board Action
Sealed bids should be mailed or delivered to: Perkins County Finance Office Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer P.O. Box 126 Bison, SD 57620
District Policy Requiring Immunizations be current – All participants in 712 sports programs will have all their immunizations current – First reading Approve contract – Insurance request –
[Published October 4 & October 11, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $24.69.]
Notice is hereby given that the records and books of account of Perkins County, South Dakota, have been audited by the Department of Legislative Audit for the two years ended December 31, 2011, and that a detailed report thereon is filed with the county auditor of Perkins County and the Department of Legislative Audit in Pierre, South Dakota for public inspection.
Bids must be received prior to the bid opening at 11:00 a.m. MDT. Bids must be at least 90% of the appraised value. Bidders will be allowed to orally raise their bids at the opening and the County Reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Declare Surplus and advertise for bids – parts from the old walk-in freezer Open Enrollment request -Northwest Area Schools Special Education Cooperative report – Dan Beckman Superintendent Report – Don Kraemer Executive Session for personnel matters – if needed Motion to Adjourn -[Published October 4, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $19.86.]
TERMS OF SALE: Cash at the time of acceptance of bid. Perkins County will transfer all rights, title and interests that Perkins County has acquired via Quit Claim Deed to successful bidder. Any announcements made at the bid opening will take precedence. /s/Sylvia Chapman SYLVIA CHAPMAN Perkins County Finance Officer Dated this 21st day of September, 2012
[Published September 27 & October 4, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $21.66.]
This notice is published in compliance with the provisions of SDCL 4-11-12. MARTIN L. GUINDON, CPA AUDITOR GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF LEGISLATIVE AUDIT [Published October 4 & 11, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $16.91.]
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By Tiss Treib
Bernie Rose attended the Coal Springs Antique Show Sunday Monday afternoon, Carolyn Petik was a visitor of Norma LaBarge. Monday evening, she and Irene Young went out for supper and then visited while Jerry attended an Economic Development meeting. Jerry and Carolyn Petik attended the Coal Springs Threshing Bee on Saturday evening. Among others they visited with Len and Darlys Hofer from Piedmont. Sunday, Irene Young, Thelma Lemke, the Bakkens and Jerry and Carolyn Petik went out for dinner on Sunday. Jerry attended the Gun Auction in the afternoon and then visited several people at the Nursing Home.
Hettinger Theater
116 minutes
featuring digital surround sound
Oct. 5 - 8
Monday • October 1 WRCTC Annual mtg 4:30 p.m. JV Football H/w Harding County 6 p.m. PC 4-H leaders meeting Tuesday • October 2 Public Library 1 p.m. School dismissed at 1:15 p.m. Parent teacher conferences 1:30 p.m. Saturday • October 6 JH VB in Lemmon 10 a.m. Cross country at Philip Farewell Party for Linda & Kevin Hanson Sunday • October 7 October 7 - 13 National 4-H week Wednesday • October 10 Public Library 10 - 1 & 4 - 6 Food Pantry 2:30 p.m. Regional Cross Country @ Philip 4-H National Youth Science Day Thursday • October 11 Public Library 1 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle 1 p.m. PCRWS meeting 6:45 p.m. Wednesday • October 17 Public Library 10 - 1 & 4 - 6 Firemen’s mtg 7 p.m. Tuesday • October 16 Public Library 1 p.m. VB @ Dupree 4 p.m. program Thursday • October 25 Public Library 1 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle 1 p.m. Grandparents Day 2:30 p.m. Saturday • October 27 Guest author at Grand Electric Social Room 2 p.m. Sunday • October 28 4-H Recognition 4 p.m. Friday • October 26 3 p.m. Monday • October 8 Columbus Day Remembered Native American Day Court House Closed School pictures preschool at 7:30 a.m.
JH VB @ Harding County 5 p.m.
Native Americans used to use pumpkin seeds for medicine.
Brad Besler makes his way along the trail to the Coal Springs Antique grounds from Ben Ash Monument.
Paper money is not made from wood pulp but from cotton. This means that it will not disintegrate as fast if it is put in the laundry.
Nightly • 7:30 p.m. Sunday Matinee 2:00 p.m. 3-D Glasses $2.00
Wednesday • October 3 Blood Drive Public Library 10 - 1 & 4 - 6 Eastern Star mtg 7 p.m.
Thursday • October 18 Public Library 1 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle 1 p.m. Saturday • October 20 State Cross Country @ Huron Monday • October 22 VB @ Harding County 5:30 p.m. Tuesday • October 23 Public Library 1 p.m. 1st round FB playoffs Wednesday • October 24 Public Library 10 - 1 & 4 - 6 Summer Reading Awards Sunday • October 21 Friday • October 19
Friday • October 5 Football h/w Faith Parents night 7 p.m.
Thursday • October 4 Public Library 1 p.m. 1 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle Cross country at Eagle Butte VB h/w Faith 5 p.m. Masonic Lodge 6:45 p.m.
JH & JV FB @ Faith 5:15 p.m. Town Board meeting 7 p.m. 7 p.m. School Board mtg Men’s Club mtg 7 p.m.
Tuesday • October 9 Public Library 1 p.m. PC Commissioners mtg 10 a.m. VB h/w McIntosh Parents Night 4:30 p.m.
Stateline Right to Life mtg 5 p.m.
Friday • October 12 FB @ Edgemont 7 p.m . Saturday • October 13 VB Triangular @ Harding County 10 a.m. CFEL Fall council mtg @ Mom’s Cafe 10 a.m. Sunday • October 14 Indian Creek church Fall Dinner Antelope season ends Monday • October 15
Monday • October 29 FB Quarter Final Library Board mtg 7 p.m. Tuesday • October 30 Public Library 1 p.m. District VB @ Bison 6 p.m. Wednesday • October 31 Halloween Public Library 10 - 1 & 4 - 6 2nd Half Taxes Due
JH Football h/w Dupree 5:30 p.m.
West River Cooperative Telephone Company
Bison 605-244-5211
Bison • 605-244-5213
1-800-700-3184 www.r-zmotors.com
Bison Clinic
We had a sprinkle Sunday night, the last day in September. The tenth of an inch in the rain gauge was the ONLY rain we got in September, but at least it settled the dust. I wish I could start this column with a report of a heavy downpour, but so far no luck! There was a lot of lightening before the rain, but I haven’t heard of any fires so maybe what little rain we got was enough to stop them. It’s shipping time! The kids were late for school last Monday because they had to help sort lambs to take to the sale barn. Jeremy Stadheim and Casey trucked them to Faith Livestock and Casey was pretty satisfied with the price he got for them. We joined a lot of neighbors in Hettinger Monday evening to eat a delicious prime rib supper at the Wood Fire Grill, sponsored by West River Veterinary clinic. Reub was back in
Grand River Roundup......................................................................................By Betty Olson
Hettinger for the Knutson Feeds steak supper at the Hettinger Golf Course Tuesday evening, but I had to miss that to drive to Pierre that afternoon for legislative meetings Wednesday and Thursday. The Oil and Gas Development committee met early Wednesday morning. Several people from this area attended the meeting and we heard testimony from Ken Luff, head of Luff Exploration Company, and from Blu Halsey with Continental Resources. Senator Rich Wardner, the Senate Majority Leader in North Dakota, called on speaker phone to list some of the issues we will have to deal with when we begin writing legislation to deal with a possible energy boom in South Dakota. Our next and final meeting will be October 30th in Pierre. Sen. Maher was also in Pierre both days. He’s on the Oil and Gas Development committee and the Tribal Relations committee that met on Thursday. I’m on the legislative oversight board of the Board of Water and Natural Resources. The board met on Thursday to deal with water issues in communities across South Dakota, including metering and distribution system improvements in our legislative district at Eagle Butte and Dupree. All requests from this area were approved by the board. I stopped in Faith on my way home from Pierre to watch the Harding County girls in their volleyball game against Faith that evening. That was exciting! Harding County won over Faith after five very close games. Former Senate Majority Leader, Eric Bogue and his wife Cheryl were there to watch their youngest daughter play for Faith. I had a fun visit with them and got to talk politics for a while. I didn’t know that Eric moved his law office to the south end of Main Street, but now I know where to find him! My tomatoes are ripening fast so I spent Friday canning tomatoes and making salsa. Casey went to the Hackamore to help Dolls work cows. Jan Doll spent most of the week in the hospital after an appendicitis attack and wasn’t home to cook for the crew, so Kelly Blair and Stacy took over to make sure none of the cowboys starved. Rone Jenson said all was good because, as usual, they got peanut butter balls! We went into Buffalo Friday evening to watch Wall play Harding County. I visited with Reub’s cousin, Sami and Todd Trask, at the game. Their son Tyler is a senior on the Wall team and is one fast and agile young man! Harding County won the game, but if Wall had more guys like Tyler it might have been a different story! Sadly, we’ve lost some more neighbors. Dorothy (Nash) Beld, 85, from Lodgepole passed away September 22nd at the hospital in Hettinger. Her funeral will be October 6th at the United Methodist Church in Hettinger. Bill Brengle passed away at the Rapid City Regional Hospital on September 25, just two days after his 77th birthday. Bill’s funeral was Saturday at the Ladner Lutheran Church. We have lost so many wonderful people lately that soon we will have no one left out here on the prairie. Our sympathy goes out to the families of these great neighbors. The Thrashing Bee was Sunday over south of Meadow. Henry and Linda Mohagen had the church service that morning and I got there in time for lunch and the parade. Harold Arnold from McIntosh had the perfect vehicle for a politician and I begged him to haul me through the parade. He had an antique tractor pulling an old manure spreader with a sign his grandchildren made that said “POLITICIANS SPREADING PROMISES” standing upright in the back. Since I was the only politician there, I was allowed to stand beside the sign in back of his manure
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spreader. Pretty fitting, don’t you think? The community Hymn Sing was held at Holland Center Sunday evening. There was some really good singing and lots of visiting over lunch afterward. The only bad part of the night was watching the lightening off to the west while we were making a ‘joyful noise unto the Lord’. We were sure we’d be fighting fire all night, but that much needed little shower took care of that problem. Sure wish it could have rained just a little more though.... Rep. Charlie Hoffman ranches east of the Missouri River and it’s dry over there too. He sent me this joke to share a little humor in this tough situation: How dry is it in South Dakota? A buddy at Vivian said he'd killed a mosquito that was carrying a canteen. A man in Ethan said chicken farmers were giving the chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard boiled eggs. In Chamberlain, they caught a 20 lb catfish that had ticks on it! This week in Rapid City, a fire hydrant was seen bribing a dog. It's so dry in South Dakota that Baptists are starting to baptize by sprinkling. Methodists are using wet-wipes, Presbyterians are giving out rainchecks, And Catholics are praying for the wine to turn back into water.
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AUCTION REAL ESTATE AUCTION, Saturday, Oct. 20, 4 pm, Hoven, SD, Ray and Roselyn Kaup, owners. For more information contact Gary McCloud, Lic #13471, 605-769-1181, 605-948-2333.
POSITION OPEN: POLICE OFFICER (full-time): The City of Platte, SD (population 1,230) is seeking full-time law enforcement officer. Successful candidate must be willing and able to work independently under the direction of Chief. Wages DOQ & DOE. State-wide L.E.T. applications accepted. Interested applicants should call Chief Brandon Semmler at (605) 337-2144. Please send application and resume to: City of Platte, PO Box 236, Platte, SD 57369. Applications accepted from Sept. 19, 2012 through Oct. 10, 2012. The City of Platte is an EOE. Shauna Meyerink, City Finance Officer. DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION is taking applications for full- time Douglas County Highway Superintendent. Must have valid Class A Driverís License. Experience in road/bridge construction/maintenance preferred. For application contact: Douglas County Auditor (605) 724-2423.
HOUSING SEARCH STATE-WIDE APARTMENT apartment listings, sorted by rent, location and other options. www.sdhousingsearch.com SOUTH DAKOTA HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
LOG HOMES DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig Connell, 605264-5650, www.goldeneagleloghomes. com.
Crocheted dish cloths and pot scrubbers are available at the Bison Courier. Also Taking orders for embroidered dish towels for information see Arlis at the Bison Courier or call 244-7199. B4-tfn For Rent House for rent, call Don McKinstry or Max Matthews 244-5934 or 2447158. B16-tfn
For Sale For sale 2004 GMC Yukon XL, 94 Jackson Aluminum 5th wheel stock trailer. Darla Moody 605390-3107 B16-2tc
Help Wanted Cleaning person at Bison Bar. EOE. For application, 244-5677 or 244-5231. B16-1tp Thank You Your prayers and concerns are so helpful, be back soon. Don McKinstry, Sr. We would like to take this time to thank all of the fire departments, neighbors and friends for their quick response to the fire September 1 at the Mason Place. We were so impressed in the short time it took to contain the fire, with unfamiliar roads & trails and being in the dark. Thank you to the Faith Department for sending 2 units back out on Sunday when the wind came up. John & Dixie Buer and family
LAND AUCTION: 230+/- Acres Gregory County, Cropland and Grassland, 12 miles northwest of Burke, SD, October 26th , 2012. Call Dakota Properties, Todd Schuetzle, Auctioneer, 605280-3115, www.DakotaProperties. com.
LOTS / ACREAGE / LAND 1200 ACRE LAKE $29,900 clear water, excellent fishing, large parcel w/ 100í shore; Glacial Lakes region NE SD. Thousand Lakes Realty of Minnesota. 8 6 6 - 3 4 6 - 7 0 0 6 . www.1000LakesMN.com. NOTICES ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper or 800-6583697 for details. OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY $1500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS! EXP. OTR Drivers, TBI, 33¢/34¢, $375 mo., health ins., credit, 03¢ safety bonus, Call Joe for details, 800.456.1024, joe@tbitruck.com.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY NOW IS THE chance to buy a well established & successful business in the State Capitol of S.D. The Longbranch is for SALE (serious inquires only). Call Russell Spaid 605-280-1067. BUYING GOLD/SILVER CONVERT YOUR GOLD, silver, platinum into cash. Top price paid, 24 hr turn around for mail in. SD owned business. Visit www.midwestgold-silver.com for instructions or call 605 260 4653.
For rent: Homestead Heights located in Bison, S.D., has a one and two bedroom apartment available. Homestead Heights is a low-income elderly and disabled Section 8 HUD (Housing and Urban Development) housing facility. We are smoke free. Energy Assistance is available for those who qualify. Utilities are included in the rent. Homestead Heights is an equal housing opportunity. For more information, please call (605) 2445473. B14-tfn
I would like to thank the Bison Ambulance for their quick response and excellent care while transporting me to Hettinger. It’s great to live in a community with such dedicated and efficient volunteers. Thanks again Donna Reisenauer
EMPLOYMENT FULL-TIME PARKS MAINTENANCE: City of Canton, SD. CDL & commercial pesticide applicator license required within 6 months. Deadline: October 17th. www.cityofcantonsd.com or 605-987-2881. EOE.
FOR SALE 2007 LEXUS RX 350. $22,500. Black with leather. 4 door sport utility. 4 wheel drive. 6 cylinder, automatic. Excellent condition. 74,000 miles. 605484-0793.
KTC CONSTRUCTION seeks employees, both part-time and full-time. Excellent pay/benefits! Underground plumbing, digging, trenching, operating equipment. Willing to train. Submit resumes to rodb@kennebectelephone.com. Questions, call 605-8692220.
Five Counties Nursing Home
One Bedroom Apartments The Village Manor, Hettinger, North Dakota Small Pets Allowed All utilities included No Age Limitations Rental assistance available
To view an apartment call 701-567-4118 For further information call 701-290-0206 TTY 1-800-366-6888
Must have good work ethic. Complete benefits package for FT. For more information call Human Resources at 605-374-3871 or get application at Five Counties, Box 479, Lemmon, SD 57638. fch1@sdplain.com
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Page 16 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 4, 2012 DEADLINE DATES! •FORAGE AND PRF IN ALL COUNTIES •WHEAT In Winter Wheat Counties
October 16th, 2012: Forage Production and Acreage Reporting Deadline, and forage plant count (including new seeding in Spring or newly broken up ground). November 14th, 2012: all wheat production, winter wheat acreage reporting, to get in or out of PRF, and PRF Acreage due.
We now do electronic signatures so you must come in and sign when making any changes and reporting acreage and/or production.
Farmers Union Insurance Agency 404 Main Avenue • Lemmon, SD 57638 605-374-3462 or 1-888-868-3282
Incorrect information regarding a spouse or Tax ID # will void your policy but not your premium.
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October 8 - 14
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