Bison Courier - September 20, 2012

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Volume 30 Number 14 September 20, 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
State Commander Byron Callies of Watertown will conduct the meeting and will outline his “If you build it, they will come” program for the 2012-2013 American Legion year. State Commander Callies will be assisted by State Adjutant Dennis Brenden of Watertown and State Membership Chairman Royce Loesch of Pierre. The District 1 Auxiliary will hold its convention meeting at 1:30 p.m. the same day in the REA meeting room.
Bison Roger Smith Legion post to host fall district I convention
The annual District 1 Fall Convention of the South Dakota American Legion will be held Saturday, September 22, 2012 in Bison for Legionnaires from Butte, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Corson, Dewey, Perkins and Ziebach counties. The Legion business session will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Bison American Legion Post Home. A Joint Meeting with Legion and Auxiliary will be at 1 p.m. and a social will be from 11:00 – 12:00 with lunch to follow at 12:00 noon.
Homecoming candidates 2012
United Blood Services issues invitation Find the hero in you
Hero status isn’t reserved only for those brave men and women who rush into burning buildings or step into the front lines of war. “There’s a hero in al of us,” said Lori Liebman, Donor Recruitment Director of United Blood Services, this area’s non-profit community blood service provider. “Ordinary people are saving lives every day. They do it while they are on lunch break or while they are running errands. They have found the hero in themselves by donating blood.” Several years ago, United Blood Services took the innovative step of highlighting donors rather than patients in its blood drive posters and materials. The organization continues that focus with a new national marketing campaign that invites people to “Find the Hero in You” by donating blood three times a year. “We ask a donor, a young man, why he gives so consistently three or four times a year,” said Liebman. “He said,’ It feels so good to save someone’s life. Why would
you do it just once?” To encourage the habit of blood donation, United Blood Services has expanded its reward program. Donors can earn points for donating frequently and staying involved year after year. The points are redeemable for movie and restaurant gift certificates and other prizes. You can Find the Hero in You at the upcoming blood drive, on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 11:30 to 6:00 at the Grand Electric Social Room in Bison. Contact Bernice Kari at 244-5472 for an appointment. Volunteer blood donors must be 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16, or 17 in certain areas, must have signed permission from a parent or guardian. Call Bernice Kari for more information 244-5472.
Queen candidates Shelly Peck, Kassidy Sarsland, Megan Serr and Anna Hatle. King candidates Lane Kopren, Wil Kolb, Daniel Chapman and Yancy Buer. Coronation is Monday, September 24.
West River Cooperative Telephone Companys annual meeting
A registration gift, a free meal, excellent entertainment and a chance to win a $500 cash prize awaits all those who attend the West River Cooperative Telephone Company’s (WRCTC) Annual Meeting on Monday, October 1st! This year’s Annual Meeting will be held at West River’s Warehouse in Bison, SD. Registration will begin at 4:30 p.m.; the pancake and sausage supper will follow at 5:00 p.m.; the business meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. and entertainment will follow at 7:30 p.m. During the business meeting, members will hear reports on the Cooperative’s business for 2011 and elect three directors. Capital Credits will be returned to those members who received telephone service from WRCTC in 2000 and 2011. Those members who are unable to attend the meeting will receive their checks by mail. This year’s entertainment will be provided by the “Deuces Wild!Dueling Pianos.” David Eichholz and Ted Manderfeld are a pair of self-taught pianists from Minnesota. Their Dueling Piano act defies all expectations and experiences in a dueling piano show. Dave and Ted take you on a variety class act adventure, where the audience paves the way to a wild and zany performance. Completely customized for each venue and audience, the show dares to go where you take it with comedy, music, and a whole lot of improv. Members attending the Annual Meeting will also have a chance to win one of the numerous door prizes that will be given away during the meeting. At 6:00 p.m., one lucky individual will have a chance to play “PLINKO” and win up to $100 cash! Mark your calendar today and make plans to attend your Cooperative’s Annual Meeting on Monday, October 1st.
The Bison Courier office will be CLOSED Thursday, September 20th.
Highlights & Happenings
BISON SCHOOL will hold their annual substitute teacher inservice on Wednesday, September. 26 from2:00 to 2:30 p.m. Please call 244-5961 if you are unable to attend this meeting
Alex Krutov, Rusian orphan who met the Lord as a result of the CoMission ministry which included Loyd Veal, will share his life and ministry Sunday, September 23. He will speak at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church and at 6:00 p.m. at the Grand Electric Social Room.
Bison Commercial Club meeting will be Wednesday, September 26, 7 p.m. at the Mom’s Place.
Harlem Ambassadors are coming to Lemmon
The internationally acclaimed Harlem Ambassadors will be visiting Lemmon for an exciting basketball game at the F.J. Reeder Armory on October 9that 7pm. The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks and hilarious comedy routines. This evening of family fun is being hosted by the Lemmon Lions organization. They are still seeking basketball players for the local Lemmon team to play against the Harlem Ambassadors. If you are interested in playing, please contact Mel Maxon at 605-374-3483 or Chuck Edwards at 605-374-7088. They will need a total of 20 players all together, and either men or women are invited to be part of the team. However, all players must be 19 years or older. In addition to providing high quality family entertainment, the Harlem Ambassadors also perform an assembly program “Stay in School, Stay Off Drugs”, to encourage kids to work hard in school, respect themselves and their peers, listen to adult authority figures, believe in themselves, set goals, and focus on their education so they can achieve their goals. They will be providing this youth program at the Lemmon Schools for all 4th – 12th grade students. If there are any businesses, organizations or individuals willing to help co-sponsor and help provide the additional funding for this youth assembly, please contact Mel Maxon or Chuck Edwards. Save now and purchase your advance tickets for the evening’s event. Advance tickets are $7 Students/$8 Adults. At the door, the tickets will be $9 Students/$10 Adults. Tickets are being sold at all three financial institutions in Lemmon – Bank of the West, Dacotah Bank, and Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union.
Mark your calendar! Indian Creek Church annual complete beef dinner (with pie) is Sunday, October 14.
The Sorum/Reva Fire dept. annual pancake & sausage supper is Saturday, September 22, at 5:30 p.m at the Reva Hall.
The Sorum/Reva Fire dept. annual pancake & sausage supper is Saturday, September 22, at 5:30 p.m at the Reva Hall.
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Dr. Jason M. Hafner Dr. David J. Prosser
Perkins County Fair family playday results
The weather turned out beautiful for the entire Perkins County Fair weekend. Stick horse racers showed up from all over this area, plus a few “out of towners”. Winners of the stick horse race were: 0 - 4 buckle winner was Daemik Wells, 2nd- Radley Grueb and tying for 3rd were Marcie Wells and Riley Kelsey. 5 - 6 year olds buckle winner was Rylee Veal, 2nd was Klayte McLellan and 3rd was Caden Glover. Buckle winner for the 7 - 8 year olds was Garett Holzer, 2nd Tyler Ellingson and 3rd was a tie between Will Mickelson and Mary Carmichael. Buckle winner of the performance class was Morgan McKinstry. Stick Horse barrel race buckle went to Trevor Arneson, Will Mickelson was 2nd and Morgan McKinstry was 3rd. Mutton busting winner at the playday was 1st Mary Carmichael, 2nd Ian Arneson and 3rd Morgan McKinstry. Mutton Busting buckle winner on Saturday night was Axelyn Sacrison, 2nd Blair Ham and 3rd Will Mickelson. Mutton busting winner on Sunday was Cooper Mackaben, 2nd Will Mickelson and 3rd Drew Harper. 8 and under Dummy Roping 1st Klayte McLellan, 2nd Ian Arneson and 3rd Will Mickelson. 8 and under Barrel Racing - 1st Reagen Grueb, 2nd Ian Arneson and 3rd Lainee Gebhart. 8 and under Flag Race - 1st Ian Arneson, 2nd Reagan Grueb and 3rd Will Mickelson. 9 - 15 Junior Barrel Racing - 1st Kaeli Carmichael, 2nd Kyler Carmichael. 9 - 15 Junior Flag Race - 1st Kyler Carmichael, 2nd Collin Palmer and 3rd Brady Labrier. 16 & older Senior Barrel Racing - 1st Karisa Carmichael, 2nd Sara Grueb and 3rd Carrie Schalesky. Tandem Bareback Barrel Race 1st Brady Labrier and Jaren Beckman, 23nd Laura Fisher and Casey Joens. Wheel Barrow Race - 1st, Trevor Fisher Team, 2nd Casey Joens, Laura and Taylor Fisher and 3rd Arneson Team. Sack Race - 1st The Cars, 2nd Palmer Team. Steer Riding - Saturday afternoon Buckle winner Jacob Schalesky, 2nd Jaren Beckman and 3rd Kyler Carmichael. Saturday Night 1st Jake Foster Sunday afternoon - 1st Jaren Beckman, 2nd Dawson Hall. Calf Scramble winners at Sundays rodeo performance - 0 - 7 - 1st Jarett Schuchard, 2nd Drew Harper, 3rd Will Mickelson. 8 - 12 - 1st Chris Fisher, 2nd Jake Kahler and 3rd Kyler Carmichael.
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Colt Kopren riding his sheep as Bart Carmichael looks on.
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Ian Arneson riding his sheep as dad and Mindy cheer him on, look at those horns!
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Stick horse racers waiting for Jens Hansen to say go.
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Perkins County Fair rodeo results
Bareback 1. Thomas Kronberg Forbes, ND, 75, $288.00 Barrel Racing 1. Kristi Steffes Vale, SD,16.64, $334.08; 2. Kailee Webb- Isabel, SD,16.66, $276.48; 3. Wendy Bechen - Rapid City, SD, 16.77, $218.88; 4. Hallie Fulton Miller, SD, 16.83, $164.28; 5. Crystal Hershey, Newcastle, WY, 16.86, $103.68; 6. Annie Fulton, Miller, SD, 16.93, $57.60; Bull Riding 1. Riley Blankenship, Killdeer, ND, 77, $403.68; 2. Delbert (Shorty) Garrett, Dupree, SD 74, $334.08; 3. Trevor Easton, Wessington Springs, SD, 73, $264.48; 4. Nolan Hall, White Horse, SD, 71, $194.88 Calf Roping 1. Logan Brown, Miles City, MT, 10.70, $445.44; 2. Keaton Schaffer, Broadus, MT, 10.80, $368.64; 3. Deon Dorsey, Isabel, SD, 11.90, $291.84; 4. Jesse Clement , Ridgeview, SD, 12.10, $215.04; 5. Dustin Enzel, Killdeer, ND, 12.20, 138.24; 6. Colton Musick, Pierre, SD, 12.90, $38.40; 6. Daine McNenny, Sturgis, SD, 12.90, $38.40 Goat Tying 1.Kristi Birkeland, Dupree, SD, 7.00, $330.72, 1. Tabitha Sigman , Box Elder, SD, 7.00, $330.72; 2. Lacey Hewitt, Sheridan, WY, 7.10 $205.92; 2. Shania Johnston Union Center, SD, 7.10, $205.92; 3.Joey Painter, Buffalo, SD, 7.20, $87.36; 3. Jordan Thurston, Gillette, WY, 7.20, $87.36 Ladies Breakaway 1. Jessica Holmes, Buffalo, SD, 2.60, $668.16; 2. Kaylee Nelson, Boxelder, SD, 2.80, $552.96; 3. Hallie Fulton - Miller, SD, 2.90, $437.76; 4 Kelly Vetter, Flasher, ND, 3.00, $264.96; 4. Shania Johnston - Union Center, SD, 3.00, $264.96; 5. Elizabeth Baker, Box Elder, SD, 3.20, $115.20 Mixed Team Roping - Woman 1. Samantha Nelson, Creighton, SD, 6.40, $417.60; 2. Trina Arneson - Enning, SD, 7.00, $345.60; 3. Sunnie Reeves, Owanka, SD, 7.20, $273.60; 4. Elizabeth Baker, Box Elder, SD, 7.40, $201.60; 5. Melissa Wilcox - Red Owl, SD, 8.00, $129.60; 6. Syerra Christensen, Kennebec, SD, 8.10, $72.00 Mixed Team Roping - Man 1. Jake Nelson, Creighton, SD, 6.40, $417.60; 2. Melvin Arneson, Enning, SD, 7.00, $345.60; 3. Jesse Dale, Timber Lake, SD, 7.20, $273.60; 4. Levi lord, Sturgis, SD, 7.40, $201.60; 5. Brett Wilcox, Red Owl, SD, 8.00, $129.60; 6. Carson Musick, SD, 8.10, $72.00 Saddle Bronc 1. KC Longbrake, Eagle Butte, SD, 78,$361.92; 2. Kash Deal, Dupree, SD, 75, $299.52; 3. Eric Gewecke, Red Owl, SD, 73, $237.12; 4. Kaden Deal, Dupree, SD, 72, $174.72; 5. Jay Longbrake - Rapid City, SD , 70, $112.32 Sr. Mens Breakaway 1. JB Lord, Sturgis, SD, 2.90, $334.08; 2. Delbert Cobb, Red Owl, SD, 5.20, $276.48; 3. Doug Young, Dupree, SD, 5.50, $218.88; 4. Rick Downey, Piedmont, SD, 13.80, $161.28 Steer Wrestling 1. Forest Sainsbury - Camp Crook, SD, 5.90, $292.32; 2. Rowdy Benson, Lemmon, SD, 7.30, $241.92; 3. JB Lord, Sturgis, SD, 7.60, $191.52; 4. Brett Wilcox, Red Owl, SD, 8.50, $141.12; 5. Casey Olson, Prairie City, SD, 14.40, $90.72; 6. Vance Steedley, Sundance, WY, 15.20, $50.40 Team Roping Header 1. JB Lord, Sturgis, SD, 4.90, $389.76; 2. Tucker McDaniel, Midland, SD, 5.60, $322.56; 3. Reann Crane, Whitewood, SD, 5.70, $221.76; 3. Tucker Dale, Timber Lake, SD, 5.70, $221.76; 4. Scott White, Oelrichs, SD, 6.00, $120.96 5. Troy Wilcox, Red Owl, SD, 10.90, $67.20 Team Roping Heeler 1. Matt Kasner, Cody, 4.90; $389.76; 2. Jesse Dale - Timber Lake, SD, 5.60, $322.56; 3. Tommy Crane, Whitewood, SD, 5.70, $221.76; 3. Levi Lord, Sturgis, SD, 5.70, $221.76; 4. Jade Nelson, Midland, SD, 6.00, $120.96; 5. Brett Wilcox, Red Owl, SD, 10.90, $67.20.
Six NAMIC members companies join ‘Century Club’
Six mutual insurance companies have been inducted into the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies' (NAMIC) Century Club in recognition of 100 years of serving their policyholders. The six companies will receive special recognition at the 117th Annual Convention of NAMIC members meeting Sept. 16-19 in Grapevine, Texas. With these new Century Club members, NAMIC now has nearly 670 member companies that have met or have exceeded the 100-year milestone. NAMIC's oldest member, the Philadelphia Contributionship, was founded in 1752. "There are those companies that are managed with such superior skill, remarkable acumen, and deep respect for fiscal health that they have been able to enjoy a century of success," said Charles M. Chamness, president/CEO of NAMIC. "It's a tough world out there, but despite the challenges of the last few years, NAMIC's newest members of the Century Club - and, in fact, all of NAMIC's member companies - have flourished and adapted to meet the demands of a new paradigm." The Century Club's Class of 2012: •Employers Mutual Casualty Company, Des Moines, Iowa. EMC ranks among the top 60 insurance organizations in the United States and is one of the largest property/casualty companies in Iowa, based on net written premium. EMC is financially solid, built on 100 years of serving policyholders and independent insurance agents. Today, EMC employs more than 2,100 employees in 16 locations across the country and sells its products in more than 40 states solely through independent insurance agencies. ·Grange Mutual Insurance Company of Custer County, Broken Bow, Neb. Grange Mutual was incorporated in 1912 as a fire, lightning, windstorm, and tornado company operating on an assessment plan in Custer Counter, Neb. ·Harding & Perkins Farm Mutual, Prairie City, S.D. Harding & Perkins was originally organized in 1912 as the Harding County Farmers Mutual Fire and Lightning Insurance Company of Ralph, South Dakota for property owners who needed protection against fire and lightening. Seventy-five years later, the company changed to its present name, Harding & Perkins Farm Mutual Insurance Company. The change allowed the company to grow in members and broaden its risk base. •Laclede Mutual Insurance Company, Lebanon, Mo. Laclede Mutual Insurance Company's first policy was written on Feb. 7, 1912, for the sum of $1,000; today, the company boasts more than $3 million in premium. With more than 3,700 policyholders, Laclede Mutual continues to meet the needs of its customers by providing property/casualty coverage to its insureds throughout Missouri. ·Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Boston, Mass. Founded in 1912 as the Massachusetts Em-
ployees' Insurance Association following the 1911 passage of a state law requiring employers to protect their employees with workers' compensation insurance. Liberty Mutual today is a diversified global insurance company and the third largest property/casualty insurer in the United States. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 900 locations throughout the world, it offers a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, workers' compensation, commercial multiple peril, commercial automobile, general liability, global specialty, group disability, fire, and surety. ·Palo Mutual Fire Insurance Association, Aurora, Minn. Palo Mutual was established in 1912 by a group of farmers unable to find insurance from other insurance companies. Founded on the premise of neighbor helping neighbor, Palo Mutual is a community-based company led by a board of directors elected from among the policyholders to serve policyholders in northeastern Minnesota. It offers coverage for homes, farms, cabins, and personal property.
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Obituaries Liv Laufer
home north of Hettinger, ND. They were joined by siblings Helen and Joan. She grew up and attended country school, graduating from Hettinger High School in 1945. She was united in marriage to Earl Laufer on November 26, 1946, in Regent, North Dakota and together they farmed north of Hettinger. Four children were born to Earl and Liv: Kate (Howard) Sickler, Stan (Bev) Laufer, Karen (Joe) Matter and Diane (Roger) St. Germain. Earl and Liv spent 67 years together and share many special memories of their family. Liv loved growing a garden and cooking for family and friends. She was especially known for her coffee, doughnuts, buns and lefse`. Liv always made neighbors and friends feel welcome at her house and no one left hungry. She loved the farm life and many special moments with her grandkids. Liv and Earl were “mom and dad” to many kids and treated all their children’s friends as their own. Liv touched many lives with her unending generosity, kindness and love. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church; St. Theresa’s Altar Society and was active in Catholic Daughters and Homemakers Club. She volunteered for several years at the Clothes Closet, and being a 4-H mother when her children were growing up was important to her. Liv passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at the Mott Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Mott, North Dakota. Grateful for having shared in her life are her husband, Earl Laufer, Hettinger, ND; one son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Bev Laufer, Hettinger, ND; three daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Roger St. Germain, Bismarck, Nrth Dakota, Karen and Joe Matter, Casper, Wyoming and Katie and Howard Sickler, Whitewood, South Dakota; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister and two brothers-in-law, Helen and Bob Lewis, Hettinger, ND and Darrell Bowman, Bozeman, Montana; one sister-in-law, Barbara Sather, Hansville, Washington; and many relatives on Earl’s side of the family. Liv was preceded in death by her parents; her twin brother, Birger Sather; and one sister, Joan Bowman. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the EvansonJensen Funeral Home in Hettinger and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday morning. A Rosary and Vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening, September 13, 2012 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hettinger. Condolences may be sent through our website at www.funeralhomesofcaring.com.
Mass of Christian Burial for Liv Laufer, age 85, of Hettinger, North Dakota, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2012 at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hettinger, ND. Fr. Stephen Folorunso will officiate with burial in the Hettinger Cemetery. Serving as casketbearers are her grandsons: Dylan St. Germain, Joe Oxner, Frank Laufer, Dusty Laufer, Michael Laufer and Ben Laufer. All of Liv’s friends and family are considered honorary casketbearers. Liv Sather was born on July 2, 1927 along with her twin brother, Birger, in Kirkenaer, Norway, the daughter of Ruth (Braaten) and Oscar Sather. The family arrived via ship to the America’s at Ellis Island in 1927 and made their
Chapman’s have bumper sweet potato crop
Blane and Doreen were pleased with the sweet potatoes they were able to grow this year.
Obituaries Tammy Eberhard
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Tammy Eberhard, age 50 of Belle Fourche, died Sunday September 9th, 2012 at her home, surrounded by her loving husband. A Memorial Service will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 13th, 2012 at Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche, with Chaplain Randall Bradley officiating. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will take place in Pine Slope Cemetery, Belle Fourche. Tammy Patricia Wilkinson was born November 10, 1961 in Lemmon, South Dakota. She was the daughter of Stan and Patsy (Papka) Wilkinson, the oldest of three children. Tammy grew up on a ranch in Harding County. She attended grade school at White Hill School, near Prairie City and Reva. She attended high school in Bison, graduating in 1981. That
summer she moved to Belle Fourche where she worked as a waitress while living with her grandparents. Her desire to “fix” hair led her to cosmetology school at Headline Academy in Rapid City. From there it was back to Belle Fourche where she worked in several different beauty shops. She also was a cashier at Mason’s Fifth Avenue and worked as a waitress at the local sale barn café. Growing up, she enjoyed riding horses and caring for the livestock. But her favorite thing to do was go fishing with her brother and sister and “auntie”, who loved to fish and enjoyed nothing better than taking the kids with her to local dams or the Grand River on several occasions every summer. That love of fishing carried over into her married life. On August 10, 2002 Tammy was married to Larry Eberhard in Belle Fourche. They spent almost every Sunday during the summers boating and fishing. The last couple years she was in failing health so the fishing slacked off and eventually stopped. But she continued to
work until entering the hospital on June 19th, spending 8 weeks there. Then she came home where she was lovingly cared for by her husband, Larry. The always had cats and they called them their “kitty kids”. Tammy will be greatly missed, and forever loved. Tammy is survived by her husband, Larry of Belle Fourche; mother, Patsy Wilkinson of Reva; step-daughter, Nikki (Blayne) Teppo of Fruitdale; step-son, Shawn Eberhard of Belle Fourche; 5 grandchildren, Alexa, Kaycee, Jacob, and Tyler; and brother, Jim (Vicky) Wilkinson of Reva; and sister, Marilyn (Bill) Steinmeyer of Merriman NE; 3 nephews, Chance Steinmeyer, Kent and Kyle Wilkinson; and her grandmother, Florence Papka of Spearfish, and special friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Stanley Wilkinson; paternal grandparents, Harvey and Lydia Wilkinson; and her maternal grandfather, Leland Papka. Friends may leave written condolences and view Tammy’s video tribute at www.funeralhomeofthenorthernhills.com
Marjorie A. Krebs
daughters, Whitney Krebs and Heather Krebs, both of Rapid City; her mother, Barbara Malloy of Ruskin, Florida.; her brother, Chan Malloy and his wife Kathy of Loveland, Colorado; her loving boyfriend, Rob Frease of Rapid City; and her mother-in-law, Joyce Krebs Lacy of Mississippi, with extended family and friends. Margie was preceded in death by her husband, Scott Krebs; father, Bill Malloy; brothers, Joseph, Steven and Wayne; and father-inlaw, Nick Krebs. Memorial services are set for 11:00 a.m. Fri., Sept. 14, 2012 at Bethel Assembly of God Church in Rapid City with the Rev. Gerad Strong and the Rev. Jeremy Robinson officiating. A reception and luncheon will follow at the church. In lieu of flowers, an educational fund has been set up for Whitney and Heather through Wells Fargo. Friends may sign Margie’s online guest book at www.kirkfuneralhome.com.
Marjorie A. Krebs, 53, of Rapid City, passed away at Rapid City Regional Hospital on Mon., Sept. 10, 2012. Margie was born April 7, 1959 in Lemmon, South Dakota to William and Barbara Malloy. She is survived by her two
Pastors Perspective
Come Near In Submission James 4: 7, 8 Submit yourselves, then, to God ...Come near to God and he will come near to you. The school bell rings and all the children come running off the playground. They gather around the door as one of the teachers announces, “Okay, everybody get in the right line. It’s time to go in to your classes.” In a few minutes soldiers come running out of their barracks and get in formation. The pastor gives a signal and the congregation rises from their seats or sits back down again. We follow orders all the time. We put ourselves under the direction and control of other people every day. James tells us whose control we are under at all times and from whom we take our marching orders. He tells us that we are to be in the right line...God’s line. We are to fall into his formation. Instead of playing our own little games, instead of going off in a hundred different directions, Jesus says, “Come to me. Put yourself under my direction. Let me take care of you.” By the power of the Holy Spirit we are turned around, headed in the right direction. In faith we listen to the Savior. We look to him for the guidance and direction we need to make it through this life and into eternal life. Submitting to God means doing his will. It means obeying everything that he tells us in the Bible. It begins by coming near to him in our worship lives and in our study of the gospel. Our steps should not be tentative or hesitant. We need to joyfully sit down with our Bibles and come eagerly into God’s house each week. When we step out of line, we turn our heavenly Father in repentance. We come with our problems and troubles. We put our whole lives into the hands of the one who can take control. And we aren’t disappointed because God comes to us. Because of the cross, Jesus assures us that we will have rest for our souls and forgiveness for all our sins. We have peace and comfort knowing that god is not far off. He is right with us. Out of his tremendous love for us, he is ready once again to go to work in our lives. WHY SHOULD WE NOT SUBMIT AND COME NEAR TO HIM? I came to Jesus as I was, weary, worn and sad; I found in him a resting place, and he has made me glad. Amen
First Presbyterian Church Florence Hoff, CRE
Palace Theater
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 8:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 11:00 a.m.
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Class - 7:00 p.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
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.
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First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
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Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m. Worship Service -9:30 a.m.
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Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
Prairie City Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
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Mission of Mercy to Honduras --------------------By Nancy Skretteberg Not in her wildest dreams did Heather Brixey imagine jumping in an airplane and flying across the ocean to South Africa and Honduras. But she did! Heather recently returned from a 9 day mission trip to Honduras, her third overseas trip with Mission of Mercy. Self described as shy and somewhat reserved, Heather shared how her heart was touched with a desire to serve in the mission field. “I heard a couple from Prairie City who had gone on several mission trips. Their talk always made me cry, seeing all of the kids and the poverty in the Dominican Republic and Swaziland (South Africa), very impoverished countries, full of AIDS, TB (tuberculosis), and starving children. I felt God’s call to serve.” Heather stepped back and let God take the lead. Heather began researching Mission of Mercy, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to “restore dignity” through missions and a child sponsorship programs. In 2005 Heather “adopted” or sponsored a girl named Yensy who lived in Honduras. Anxious to meet her sponsor child, Heather contacted Mission of Mercy, searching for a mission trip. She found they did not have a trip to Honduras that would fit her schedule but chose instead to go to Swaziland in South Africa. In 2010 Heather made her first mission trip. “I’d never flown before and it was 14 hours with some turbulence. I was thankful I knew a couple that were on the trip!” On July 26, 2012, Heather embarked on her 3rd mission trip, her second to Honduras. “I took the bus from Rapid City (South Dakota) to Denver (Colorado), then boarded a plane to Miami, Florida. The flight from Miami into Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras, was a mere 2 hours, then a 4 hour bus ride took them to Choluteca, the 4th largest city of Honduras, and their home for the next nine days. Heather explained their mission. “We had 35 in our group, from South and North Dakota, Colorado, Oregon, Oklahoma, and Wyoming. Our main mission project was building a classroom and bathroom at the Child Development Center. We had several other small family projects that we did at the homes of children who go to the center. I worked on an open air kitchen and a shower stall in a home.” Spanish is the language in Honduras, so an interpreter was a necessity. Heather chuckled when she said, “They were the only ones who knew English.” Each day was spent either working at their mission or with the kids, usually leaving the motel around 7:30 in the morning and working until 4 in the afternoon, then back to the motel to get ready for supper, group meeting, and nightly devotions. A full and ful-filling day! Heather’s first sponsor child left the project (due to improved family circumstances), and in 2011,
Heather with her sponsored Child Lesly and her family.
Heather “adopted” 12 year old Lesly as her sponsor child. She met with Lesly in 2011 and 2012, and spent time with her. “They live in a one room brick and mortar home with one bed and a hammock. She was on cloud nine because I was there. Our hour meant the world to her.” Mission of Mercy serves 16 of the poorest countries in the world, providing help to more than 40,000 children. They sponsor child devel-
opment centers that offer food and nutritional supplements to the children, health screenings, and education. Often pastors in local churches will refer families. The family must go through a selection process to qualify for the program. “The families are very appreciative people, very welcoming of us in their homes,” Heather noted. “If you look at a picture on the wall and comment on it, they feel compelled to give it to you. It’s very humbling to
realize how unwelcome we are to people who come into our country and they are so accepting of us.” Mission trips are not free, as Heather explained. “It is a volunteer mission, with each volunteer paying $2,100.00 to cover the cost of plane fare, food, lodging, and supplies.” Heather did private fund raising and received offerings at her home church, New Hope Worship Center and the Ladies’ Ministry in Lemmon. Any extra monies she received went to purchase supplies for the kids. “It’ a calling of God,“ Heather admitted, smiling. Even though she was on home ground August 4th, she was still “in the air” on what some call a “mission high.” “Doing the Lord’s work is a very rewarding experience,” adding, “It‘s all about God, not about me.” Heather is a 2003 graduate of Bison High School and graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor’s degree in Child Development. She lives with her parents, Stanley and Mary Brixey, on farm south of Prairie City. She recently accepted a teaching position with Badlands Head Start. If you are interested in a mission trip or the child sponsor program, Heather invites you to contact her at heather_brixey@hotmail.com or check out missionofmercy.org.
1120 +/- Acres Farm & Ranch Land Perkins County, SD For Sale at Absolute Auction
Owner: Cordavee Heupel Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 1:00 PM MDT Bentley Memorial Building Perkins County Fairgrounds - Bison, SD
Property Details: Tract 1: 320 +/- Acres ·Legal Description: N 1/2 of Section 28, Township 18, Range 13 - Perkins Co., SD ·FSA Tillable = 232.7 +/Tract 5: 40 +/- Acres - Building Site ·Legal Description: SE 1/4 SE 1/4 of Section 21, Township 18, Range 13 - Perkins Co., SD ·FSA Tillable = 47.6 (Tracts 4 & 5 combined)
Tract 2: 160 +/- Acres ·Legal Description: NE 1/4 of Section 20, Township 18, Range 13 - Perkins Co., SD ·FSA Tillable = 137.4 +/-
Tract 6: 80 +/- Acres ·Legal Description: SW 1/2 SW 1/4 of Section 22, Township 13 Range 18, - Perkins Co., SD ·FSA Tillable = 43.0 +/Tract 7: 80 +/- Acres - Pasture ·Legal Description: S 1/2 SE 1/4 of Section 16, Township 18, Range 13 – Perkins Co., SD
Tract 3: 160 +/- Acres ·Legal Description: NW 1/4 of Section 21, Township 18, Range 13 - Perkins Co., SD ·FSA Tillable = 126.5 +/-
Tract 4: 200 +/- Acres ·Legal Description: S 1/2 NE 1/4, N 1/2 SE 1/4, SW 1/4 SE 1/4 of Sec. 21, Township 18, Range 13 - Perkins Co., SD ·FSA Tillable = 47.6 (Tracts 4 & 5 combined)
Tract 8: 80 +/- Acres - Pasture ·Legal Description: S 1/2 NW 1/4 of Section 16, Township 18, Range 13 – Perkins Co., SD 2012 Real Estate Taxes: ·Total on all eight tracts = $ 3,031.12
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Terms & Conditions: Successful bidder (s) will deposit 15% non-refundable earnest money on auction day, with the balance due at closing. Property will be offered in eight tracts. Closing to be held on or before December 15, 2012. Seller will retain all owned mineral rights including coal, scoria, gravel, clay and all aggregate on or under the surface. Property sold without buyer contingencies of any kind. Buyers should have financial arrangements secured prior to bidding. 2012 Real Estate taxes to be paid by seller. Possession gives as follows: Immediate possession at closing. Title will transfer by title insurance and warranty deed. Title insurance cost will be split 50/50 between buyer and seller. Property sold by legal description only. Descriptions and information are from sources deemed reliable although neither the seller or Auctioneer-Broker are making any guarantees or warranties, actual or implied. Buyers should inspect property to the extent deemed necessary and use your own judgment when bidding. Auctioneers-Broker are representing the seller interests in this transaction. Announcements made at auction take precedence over any printed material or prior representation.
For more information please contact: Wayne Weishaar (701) 376-3109 Sarah Weishaar (701) 376-3582 • Sagebrush Realty (701) 220-0778
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Drought Injury on Trees and Shrubs...................
There is no need to panic. The Dakotas are prone to extended periods of heat and drought. Most damaged trees and shrubs will recover and return to normal once the drought conditions break. The first sign that drought is affecting trees and shrubs is that leaves and needles begin to lose their normal, healthy shades of green during the summer and early fall. In some cases the leaves of ash, oaks and cottonwoods will not change colors, the leaves wilt, curl, turn brown and drop sooner than normal. Symptoms of drought stress on evergreens such as Ponderosa Pine and Colorado Blue Spruce include needles turning yellow or brown, drop and sometimes entire The branches will die back. drought has gotten so bad that some Ponderosa pine and Colorado blue spruce will probably require removal. They might not be quite dead, but they will be unsightly causing homeowners to remove them anyway. The protective, waxy layer on evergreen needles often will delay visible drought symptoms until many months after the initial stress due to lack of moisture. By the time the symptoms appear, it may be too late to save the tree or shrub. However, keep in mind that shedding of older needles located on the interior parts of branches during fall is normal. Drought damage develops when dry soil prevents roots from absorbing moisture necessary to replace water that plants lose during transpiration, which is a process that triggers photosynthesis to produce plants' energy. Without photosynthesis, plants don't have the energy to maintain health, grow or survive. Even drought-tolerant trees and shrubs will be affected if recently transplanted. They are at greatest risk of drought damage because they lost some of their roots when they were moved. Woody plants within three to five years of transplanting are most susceptible to drought damage as roots have not become fully established. The key to prevent drought damage to your trees and shrubs is to do deep watering, even during winter months and early spring if the air temperatures are above freezing. Watering now can help your trees and shrubs. Provide 10 gallons of water per diameter inch each week. Water the entire drip line of the tree slowly allowing it to soak into the ground. It is especially important to water evergreens, trees and shrubs that were planted within the last several years. Drought impact can be minimized by putting 2-4 inches of mulch around the base of the tree or shrub while keeping the mulch away from the trunk. The mulch will increase moisture retention in the soil, prevent weed development, and minimize mechanical injury. Keeping weeds under control also prevents them from using moisture that the tree or shrub needs. My sources for this news release were the Purdue University Extension and Beeson’s McHenry County Nursery. If you would like more information about “Drought Injury on Trees and Shrubs” call Bob Drown at the Conservation Office at 605-244-5222, Extension 4.
Remove hay from highway right of way
The South Dakota Department of Transportation requests the cooperation of all farmers and ranchers in removing processed hay from the highway right of way. State regulations require that hay be removed from the right of way within 30 days of being processed, but no later than October 1. Removing hay bales from the highway right of way is an important safety consideration for motorists. The bales or stacks can be a safety hazard for vehicles forced to leave the road and, in some cases, can restrict a driver’s sight distance. Hay left in the road ditches late in the year can also cause snowdrifts across the highway. For more information, contact Jason Humphrey at 605-773-3571.
Farm Bureau holds district caucus
South Dakota Farm Bureau held its Caucus for Districts 5 and 6 in Sturgis at the Pizza Ranch last Monday evening. Members from counties in these two districts gathered to discuss important issues affecting agriculture at the local, state and national levels. The counties in these districts include Bennett, Butte Corson, Custer, Dewey, Fall River, Haakon, Harding, Jackson, Jones, Lawerence, Meade, Mellette, Pennington, Perkins, Shannon, Todd, and Ziebach. Members reflected on the past Farm Bureau year. They looked at legislative activities that had taken place during the last legislative session. South Dakota Farm Bureau worked with other agricultural groups, legislators and the Department of Revenue to find ways to improve the transition to a productivity-based assessment method for agricultural land. They were also successful in lobbing the passage of a bill to clarify that straw, corn stover, and bean straw used for livestock bedding is exempt from sales and use tax. South Dakota Farm Bureau has also been part of a core group of agricultural leaders and the Board of Regents to define how much funding is necessary for land grant research and how to find those funds. Josh Geigle, YF&R co-chair gave a report on the Young Farmer and Rancher committee. They were excited this year to have Kristin Van-
By Robert W. Drown, Natural Resource Specialist Native trees and shrubs have evolved over the centuries enabling them to survive normal precipitation supply variations. But the lack of precipitation this year is causing symptoms of stress in many tree and shrub species, some of which are native to the Dakotas and some of which have been introduced from other parts of the world. The drought conditions that have persisted for over a year are damaging and in some cases killing shrubs and trees in our area. The primary visible symptoms of drought damage on trees and shrubs include wilting, chlorosis, browning, scorching, and defoliation. Long-term effects are smaller leaves, premature leaf drop, scorched leaves, reduced growth, dieback of branches, chronic stress and even death. Secondary effects on drought stressed trees and shrubs include increase insect/disease problems, root rot and cankers.
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dersnick place in the “Sweet 16” at the American Farm Bureau Federation Discussion Meet. Travis and Renae Gebhart were runners-up in the American Farm Bureau Federation Achievement Award bringing home a Case IH tractor. The committee members have been busy hosting meetings in their districts and attending elementary schools to read agricultural related books to the students. Michael Gebhart and Norman Geigle gave their District Director reports. South Dakota Farm Bureau is very excited to announce that Wayne Smith is the new Executive Director for the Farm Bureau. They have also hired Bonnie Dybedahl as the new Regional Manager. Diane Geigle, District 6 Women’s Leadership Team Representative gave a report on the new agricultural books that have been selected this year for the accurate ag book program. The Women’s Leadership Team has also been busy this year with their grain bin safety display, working at the Ag Day at the Pavilion, and arranging for donating milk weekly along with food donation to the Ronald McDonald House. Nominations were held for upcoming elections that will take place at the South Dakota Farm Bureau Annual Meeting November 15-17th in Spearfish. Members also talked about some priority issues that can be taken back to their counties for discussion. Wanda Blair, South Dakota Farm Bureau Vice President and Meade County member reminded us that “Farm Bureau is a grassroot organization. All of our policy needs to come from our members at the county level. Our organization is member run and affects all areas of the agriculture.”
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LaVonne Foss took Shirley Johnson to church Sunday. Thelma Sandgren was a Sunday afternoon cappichino guest of John and Shirley Johnson. Tiss Treib was a brief caller. Noel and Braylynn Miller and Marilyn Schwartzbauer of Bismarck stopped in to visit Dorothy and Lynn Frey Sunday afternoon, on their way home from a trip to Colorado to visit Joy Tupper and family. Tiss Treib spent time in Lemmon Monday afternoon. Tiss Treib and Alice Seim spent time working on pricing items for the moving sale in Lemmon Tuesday afternoon. Tiss Treib and Alice Seim spent Wednesday afternoon together working on the apartment. They had supper together. Al and Tiss Treib visited at the home of Kari Hoff Thursday evening with Esther Johnson, Dorena Wiechmann, Ethan and Katie Wiechmann and Christopher, Eric and Charity Newman, Prairie, Sierra and Gunnar. Tiss Treib spent Friday in Lemmon holding a moving sale for her mother, Esther Johnson. Al Treib came to town also and helped. Alice Seim spent Saturday at the apartment, holding the moving sale. In the afternoon, Tiss and Al Treib came to take everything down and dispose of it. Brady Ham called on Thelma Sandgren Monday. Monday afternoon Thelma Sandgren called on Helen Meink. Tuesday Al and Dort Vliem, went to Hettinger and then to White Butte and drove down the new road to visit Thelma Sandgren, who was glad to see them. Thursday, Brady Ham, Rowdy Benson and a Seidel boy came out to the Sandgren ranch to
Rosebud News............................................................By Tiss Treib
vaccinate calves and had an early dinner. Ken Krisle stopped in at Thelma Sandgren’s Thursday on his way back to Mitchell, SD. Al Treib was a late Thursday afternoon caller at Thelma Sandgren’s. Thelma Sandgren traveled to Hettinger Friday and then to Lemmon to take care of some business. Steve accompanied her bck to the ranch to get his vehicle. Steve Sandgren was a Saturday morning breakfast guest of Thelma Sandgren. Al Treib stopped in sometime during the day. Worship was held at Rosebud Sunday followed by a women’s meeting and potluck. There is a very nice bright blue jacket with a black collar hanging in the entry way of the Rosebud church, if it is yours call a church member and they will get it to you. Following worship Sunday, Thelma Sandgren drove to Bison to spend time with James, Marci and Kylee. They also celebrated Marcie’s birthday Tim and JoAnne Seim traveled to Belle Fourche Sunday August 26th to visit with Justin and Jo Seim and meet their new grandson, Jacob. Justin, Jo and Jacob Seim of Belle Fourche and John and Ann Turtle of Derby England arrived at Tim and JoAnne Seim's Friday and were overnight guests. They returned to Belle Fourche Saturday. Bonnie Haynes, Horace Seim and Dorothy Bowers visited with Tim and JoAnne Seim Friday. Friday evening callers at Tim and JoAnne Seim's were Mandy, Ella, Greta and Eric Anderson. Boyd and Betty Ellingson were Saturday morning visitors of Tim and JoAnne Seim. Ethan and Isacc Anderson and Jim Brockel, Horace Seim and Dorothy Bowers were Saturday callers at Tim and JoAnne Seim's. Tim and JoAnne Seim were Sunday dinner guests of Boyd and Betty Ellingson. John and Ann Turtle returned to their home in Derby England Sunday. John and Noreen Green were Sunday afternoon guests of Jim
and Patsy Miller. Friday, Jim and Patsy MIller, Matt and Christi Miller traveled to Deadwood for the Rory Hoffman concert. They stay in the hills overnight and Saturday went to a mud bogging in Hermosa where the Shriners did the consessions. Thursday evening, Patsy Miller attended the funeral for Alice Thomas in Lemmon. Jim, Patsy, Matt and Christi MIller went to Eastern Star in Bison Wednesday evening. Friday evening, Tim and JoAnne Seim were among the guests at the home of Boyd and Betty Ellingson for the rehearsal supper. Tim and JoAnne Seim attended the Ellingson - Mutschler wedding Saturday at the Ellingson ranch and the reception in Lemmon that evening. Justin, Jo and Jacob Seim and Jo's sister from England Rebekah Coles arrived Saturday at the home of Tim and JoAnne Seim. They also attended the Ellingson Mutschler wedding and reception. Bonnie Haynes spent some time Sunday at the Tim and JoAnne Seim ranch. Jo and Jacob Seim, Rebekah Coles, Bonnie Haynes and JoAnne Seim attended a baby shower for Jacob in Bison Sunday afternoon. Justin picked up Jo, Jacob and Rebekah and they returned to Belle Fourche in evening.
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Perkins County sees rise in percentage of college graduates
By Bill Bishop and Roberto Gallardo Perkins County has experienced a brain gain in the last 40 years, joining the rest of the country in what has been a massive increase in the number of adults who have earned college degrees. In 1970, 6.7 percent of those over 25 years of age had college degrees in Perkins County. By 2010, 17.8 percent of adults here had completed college. The percentage of adults with college degrees in Perkins County was less than the national average of 27.9 percent in 2010. The college-educated rate here was less than the South Dakota average of 25.3 percent. The number of adults in the United States with college degrees has nearly tripled since 1970, when only 10.7 percent of adults had graduated from college. But the percentage of adults with degrees in rural counties, such as Perkins County, while increasing, has generally fallen behind the proportion of college-educated residents in urban counties. The loss of young, well-educated residents has posed a long-standing difficulty for rural communities. “One of the problems that rural areas face is that in order to get a college education, young people often have to leave,” says Judith Stallmann, an economist at the University of Missouri. “Once you leave, that introduces you to other opportunities that you might not have seen had you not left.” The good news for rural America is that it has caught up in every other measure of education. In 1970, 7.8 percent of adults in rural counties had some education after high school, but less than a college degree. By 2010, 27.4 percent of rural adults had attained some post high school education without earning a college diploma. That level of education was close to the national average of 28.1 percent. In Perkins County, 16.9 percent of adults had some college in 1970, rising to 30.3 percent in 2010. The South Dakota average in 2010 was 31.2 percent. Perkins County had 2,693 adults (those over 25 years of age) in 1970 and 2,161 adults in 2010. Overall, Stallmann says, the trends show that “rural people have responded to the demand for increased job skills by the increasing their post secondary education.” Only 17.3 percent of the adult population in Perkins County had failed to graduate from high school in 2010. Nationally 15 percent of adults had not completed high school; in South Dakota, the rate was 10.7 percent. Mark Partridge, a rural economist at Ohio State University, says that regional differences in college graduation rates have increased in recent years. Partridge said his studies have found that rural
Cross Country team travels to Gettysburg
counties and counties with small cities in the South and West didn’t fare as well as those in the Midwest and Northeast in attracting college graduates. Even though the Sunbelt has seen tremendous growth over the past few decades, the South’s rural counties haven’t kept up in terms of attracting adults with college degrees. But the problem of keeping college graduates in rural America is a national issue and one that is also enduring. Missouri economist Stallmann said this is a reflection of the kinds of jobs that are generally available in rural communities. If there are fewer jobs demanding college degrees in a community, there are likely to be fewer college graduates. “It’s a big deal in a lot of rural counties because you don't see a lot of jobs that require a college education," Stallmann said. Young people graduating from high school don’t see many jobs that demand a college diploma, so they don’t think about coming home once they leave for the university. There can be a “self-reinforcing cycle” in rural communities, Stallmann said — young people leave to gain higher education, they don’t come back after college because there aren’t jobs that demand such education, and their absence diminishes the chances that more of these kinds of jobs will be created. Nationally, rural counties and counties with small cities have caught up with urban counties in the percentage of adults who have some post high school education. Stallmann sees this as a sign that “there are perhaps more jobs in rural areas that require post secondary education but not college.” Both Stallmann and Partridge said the data on college education rates told them that rural communities should consider the kind of jobs being created locally. “Rural communities may need to think about the types of jobs” being created, Stallmann said. “There are some communities that are doing things like getting local businesses to put an emphasis on hiring local kids who got a college education." “It really suggests that rural communities that aren't thinking about making themselves attractive to educated people are really going to suffer,” Partridge said. Bill Bishop is co-editor of the Daily Yonder (www.dailyyonder. com), an online news publication covering rural America that is published by the Center for Rural Strategies. The Center for Rural Strategies (www.ruralstrategies. org) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote healthy civic discourse about rural issues. Roberto Gallardo is an assistant extension professor at the Southern Rural Development Center at Mississippi State University, (srdc.msstate.edu)
L to R Ruth Burkhalter, Daniel Burkhalter, Josh McKinstry, Joseph Kvale, Joey Aukland On September 15 the Cross Country team traveled to Gettysburg for the Potter County Invitational. As a coach I have to say that I can't believe the potential of our young runners. The shock of the day came when 7th grader Joey Aukland finished 4th (2k in 8:05) in the JH boys division. He ran a good race and I think he even surprised himself with his effort. Jonathan Burkhalter finished 7th (8:27) in the same race. Rebekah Burkhalter, a 6th grader, ran in the JH girls division and finished 7th, finishing her 2k in 8:46. Joseph Kvale ran in the JV boys division and finished a respectable 18th running his 3k in 13:43. Josh McKinstry,8th grade, could have run the JH division and won, or he could have opted to run in the Junior Varsity division and been a shoe in for the top ten. Instead Josh choose to run in the Varsity Boys race and pushed his way through the 5k course in 21:24 finishing 30th. Josh has a very bright future in Cross Country. Daniel Burkhalter ran as good of race as I
have seen him run and finished 3rd in the Varsity race. He was only 7 seconds off the lead and .5 seconds behind 2nd. Daniel ran a 17:33 5k and was the first class B runner across the finish line. That is not bad for a 7th grader. Ruth Burkhalter, a 9th grader, ran with the Varsity girls and once again turned in a solid performance finishing 16th. Ruth ran 4k in 17:24. If this young team continues to work hard they will be a power house in the future.
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September is Healthy Aging Month, an opportunity to acknowledge the positives of aging and for senior adults to improve their physical and mental health. As individuals age, it’s essential that they take charge of their own health, stay active, and maintain their independence. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, offers tips for adults to keep their bodies and minds healthy. Physical Activity: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one-third of adults over the age of 65 experience at least one fall each year. Muscle strength, reaction time, and stability can also decline dramatically after the age of 50. With these agerelated factors, it’s essential that senior adults remain active to maintain their mobility, prevent falls, and make everyday tasks easier. Senior adults should focus on these four areas of exercise: •Endurance – The National Institute on Aging (NIA) suggests that senior adults participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity that increases their heart rate, such as walking, jogging, biking, swimming, or raking, every day. If you don’t have a 30-minute time frame to spare or if you’re just starting to exercise, you can break your workout into 10-minute increments. •Strength – It’s also essential that older adults continue working their muscles, so they can easily get up from a chair, climb stairs, carry groceries, and perform other daily tasks. According to the NIA, senior adults should exercise their major muscle groups at least two days per week for 30 minutes. Weights, resistance bands, and other common objects, like soup cans, can be used to train muscles. If you’re new to weightlifting, start light and gradually increase the amount of weight. •Balance – Improving your balance can reduce the risk of falling. When you’re starting out, you may need to use a chair or wall as support. Balance exercises, such as standing on one foot, walking heelto-toe, and practicing standing up and sitting down without using your hands, can be done anytime and anywhere. •Flexibility – Don’t forget to stretch, so you can continue to move freely and maintain your range of motion. Having and maintaining flexibility makes tying shoes, reaching items on a shelf, and other actions easier. The NIA recommends that older adults stretch three to five times each workout session, slowly stretching to a position and holding it for 10 to 30 seconds. Healthy Eating: It’s essential to maintain proper nutrition as you age. MyPlate, a plan introduced by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is a reminder to fill half of the plate with fruits and vegetables and the remainder with lean protein and grains. Here are some tips for balanced meals from ChooseMyPlate.gov: •Vegetables – Vegetables should
Celebrate healthy aging
have a large presence on your plate because they provide vitamins and minerals. There are many options to make sure you consume enough servings each day – fresh or frozen vegetables, vegetable soup, and canned vegetables labeled “low sodium” or “no salt added.” •Fruits – Fruits offer essential nutrients, including potassium, fiber, vitamin C, and folic acid. To incorporate more fruits into your diet, keep a bowl of fruit on the counter, purchase dried or frozen fruits, top your cereal with bananas, peaches, or strawberries, or toss some with a salad. •Whole grains – Choose whole grains such as barley, popcorn, quinoa, pilaf, brown rice, wholewheat pasta, and bulgur. When purchasing products, select options that include whole grain first on the ingredient list. •Fat-free or low-fat dairy – Pair your meals with skim or one percent milk. These options offer calcium, vitamin D, potassium, and more. Individuals can include more low-fat dairy in their diets by substituting ingredients – plain yogurt instead of sour cream, fat-free milk instead of cream, and ricotta cheese instead of cream cheese. •Protein – Choose proteins, such as lean beef and pork, chicken, turkey, nuts, eggs, beans, peas, and soy products. Prepare a seafood meal twice a week. •Water – It’s essential for older adults to be conscious of how much water they’re consuming. The NIA explains that as a person ages, they begin to experience a loss of the thirst sensation. Don’t wait until you feel thirsty to have a drink. Incorporate water into your daily diet. Consume foods that increase water intake – soup, oranges, watermelon, tomatoes, and leafy, green vegetables. Take a bottle of water with you when you leave home. Drink before and during workouts. Mind Matters: There are many activities that older adults can do to keep their minds sharp. Here are some ideas: •Stay mentally active. Play games that challenge your mind – Sudoku, crossword puzzles, chess, cards, and memory games. Continue your education by taking classes, learning a new hobby, attending lectures, and more. Stray from the norm by reading a new section in the newspaper or taking an alternative route to a familiar location. •Keep a journal. An effective way to boost your memory is to write down the things you want to remember. •Get enough sleep. The NIA suggests that older adults get seven to nine hours of sleep each night to increase alertness and boost brain function. •Be social. According to the Mayo Clinic, social interaction can help fend off depression and stress, which can contribute to memory loss. Look for opportunities to spend time with others – go for lunch, volunteer, join a social group, and participate in other shared activities.
Date: September 6, 2012 Present: Commissioners Schweitzer, Foster, Ottman, Gochenour and Henderson and Finance Officer Chapman Others present: Blaise Emerson and Kristi Wagner Call to Order Chairman Schweitzer called the special meeting to order at 6:40 p.m. at the Elbert Bentley Memorial Building in Bison. The purpose of the special meeting was to hold a public hearing on the development of a Comprehensive Plan for Perkins County.
Perkins County Commission Special Meeting
Date: September 4, 2012 Present: Commissioners Schweitzer, Foster, Ottman, Gochenour and Henderson and Finance Officer Chapman Others Present: Shane Penfield, Kelly Serr, Kirby Chapman, Tracy Buer, Gary Brennan, Beth Hulm, press
Perkins County Commission Regular Meeting
Call to Order Chairman Schweitzer called the regular meeting to order at 9:09 a.m. at the Perkins County Courthouse. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Minutes Ottman moved, Gochenour seconded to approve the minutes of the August 7th Commission meeting, motion carried.
Capstone Kelly Serr and Kirby Chapman were present to inform the Commission of their participation in the Capstone Program. This program is in cooperation with the Bison School District and allows interested students to job shadow. A student has shown interest in participating in this program and job shadowing in the Perkins County Sheriff ’s Office. HLS Grant Ottman moved, Foster seconded to approve grant money in the amount of $139,009.47, to auto-supplement 226222-454 - $78,362.02, 226-221-454 $1,368.94, 226-211-454 - $3,422.91, 226-424-454 - $5,865.60, 226-222426.29 - $49,990.00 and to transfer the following equipment: Butte County $31,922.36, Harding County School $35,279.72, Harding County $5,808.60, Lawrence County $5,865.60, City of McIntosh $24,995.00, motion carried.
a Surplus Tax Deed Property Sale for October 9, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., motion carried. Surplus properties are Lemmon Original Blk 13, Lots 14 & 15 and Part of the SWNW of S29-T14-R13.
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WHEREAS (7-21-5 thru 13) SDCL provides that the Board of County Commissioners shall each year prepare a Provisional Budget of all contemplated expenditures and revenues of the County and all its institutions and agencies for such fiscal year and WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners did prepare a Provisional Budget and cause the same to be published by law, and WHEREAS, due and legal notice has been given of the meeting of the Board of County Commissioners for the consideration of such Provisional Budget and all changes, eliminations and additions have been made thereto. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That such provisional budget as amended and all its purposes, schedules, appropriations, amounts, estimates and all matters therein set forth, SHALL BE APPROVED AND ADOPTED AS THE ANNUAL BUDGET OF THE APPROPRIATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR PERKINS COUNTY, South Dakota and all its institutions and agencies for calendar year beginning January 1, 2013 and ending December 31, 2013 and the same is hereby approved and adopted by the Board of County Commissioners of Perkins County, South Dakota this 4th day of September, 2012. The Annual Budget so adopted is available for public inspection during normal business hours at the office of the county finance officer, Perkins County, South Dakota. The accompanying taxes are levied by Perkins County for year January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. COUNTY TAX LEVIES LEVY IN DOLLARS $’s/1,000 General County Purposes $1,521,587.00 4.735 Secondary Road $ 105,755.00 1.093 SOUTH DAKOTA
Blaise Emerson, Executive Director of Black Hills Council of Local Governments, gave a power point presentation on what is involved in the development of a comprehensive plan. He explained that the plan can be as extensive or as simple as you want and the purpose is not to restrict growth but to allow growth when and where it is best for the entire community. The floor was then opened up for questions. Four Harding County commissioners and Harding County Auditor Kathy Glines also attended the meeting to share information on Harding County’s Comprehensive Plan, which was recently updated, and on their Zoning Ordinance, which is currently being revised. The consensus of the Commission was that there is a need for additional public hearings. The decision to proceed with the development of a Comprehensive Plan for Perkins County will be placed on the agenda for the October 9th meeting.
Adjournment Gochenour moved, Henderson seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:08 p.m., motion carried. ATTEST: APPROVED:
Monthly Reports •Finance Officers Account with the Deputy Finance Officer - To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners Perkins County: I hereby submit the following report of my examination of the cash and cash items in the hands of the Deputy Finance Officer of this County as of August 31, 2012, Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer, Perkins County. Total amount of deposits in banks $112,840.82, Total amount of actual cash $150.69; Insured Money Market $2,021,358.22; Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union membership fee $10.04; Certificates of Deposit $495,531.04; South Dakota FIT $101,495.23; Total $2,731,386.04. The total represents state, county, schools, cities and township funds, which will be transferred to each entity of government after being apportioned. •Sheriff car logs were reviewed. •Motor Vehicle fees for the month of August, 2012 were reviewed. •Register of Deeds fees in the amount of $3,003.86 were reviewed. •Longevity increase of 10¢ per hour will be realized for Sylvia Chapman on September 21, 2012. Plat Approval Henderson moved, Foster seconded to approve Resolution 2012-14 “Plat of Lot A”, roll call vote: Henderson aye, Foster aye, Ottman aye, Schweitzer aye, Gochenour abstained due to conflict of interest, motion carried. Resolution 2012-14 Plat of Lot A Located in the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 5 – Township 17 North – Range 13 East of the B.H.M. Perkins County, South Dakota Be it Resolved by the County Commission of Perkins County, South Dakota, that the Plat of Lot A located in the West Half of the Northwest Quarter of Section 5 – Township 17 North – Range 13 East of the B.H.M. Perkins County, South Dakota, having been examined, is hereby approved in accordance with the provisions of South Dakota Compiled Law, Chapter 11-3, and any amendments thereof.
[Published September 20, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $20.16.]
Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer Mike Schweitzer, Chairman
Who Said It?
1 - Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. 2 - Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it’s strengthened by use. 3 - The man who has no imagination has no wings. 4 - Getting people to like you is simply the other side of liking other people. 5 - You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.
answers on page 12
Highway Superintendent Report •Highway Superintendent Tracy Buer gave the Monthly Maintenance & Project Report. The crew is finishing up the mowing and doing spot blading where needed. They will be patching on the asphalt roads soon. The South Grand River Bridge work is still in process. Upcoming bridges that need some work are the bridge over Antelope Creek on C-09A (Bixby Road) and the bridge over Rabbit Creek on C-09A (Bixby Road). Another upcoming project is the culvert on C-05 (Date Road) by Reder’s. Buer is awaiting estimates on each of these projects from BL Contracting. •A check was received from FEMA for the Owen Lake Road project in the amount of $121,936.16. •Gary Brennan from Brosz Engineering was present to review the White Butte Road Project. He also presented a change order. Henderson moved, Ottman seconded to approve the change order reflecting a savings of $26,775.74 and to authorize Chairman Schweitzer to sign same, motion carried. The final contract price for the White Butte Road Asphalt Concrete Overlay Project is $3,278,487.70, which is under the cost estimate. 11:00 a.m. Budget Hearing Chairman Schweitzer announced that 11:00 a.m. was the time advertised for the Annual Budget Hearing. Discussion was held. Ottman moved to adopt the 2013 Provisional as the Annual Budget. The motion died from lack of a second. Gochenour moved, Foster seconded to cut the road and bridge equipment budget by $50,000 from $190,000 to $140,000, roll call vote: Foster aye, Ottman nay, Gochenour aye, Henderson aye, Schweitzer aye, motion carried. Gochenour moved, Foster seconded to approve Resolution 2012-15 “Adoption of the 2013 Annual Budget for Perkins County, South Dakota, roll call vote: Ottman aye, Gochenour aye, Henderson aye, Foster aye, Schweitzer aye, motion carried. Resolution 2012-15 ADOPTION OF 2013 ANNUAL BUDGET FOR PERKINS COUNTY,
Township Bonds Foster moved, Henderson seconded to approve the following township bonds: White Butte Clerk and Treasurer, Sidney Treasurer and Chance Treasurer, motion carried.
699.10; Bison Grain, fuel, 59,821.30; Bison Implement, repairs/suppl, 1,666.31; BL Contracting, supplies, 112.69; Brosz Engineering, prof fees, 2,652.50; Butler Machinery, repairs, 278.51; Chapman’s Electronics, supplies, 15.00; S Chapman, travel, 140.60; Crane, Roseland, Hardy, ct appt atty, 654.50; Current Connection, maint/supplies, 506.75; Dakota Auto, repairs, 4.49; Dakota Business, supplies, 74.20; Dakota Farm Equipment, repairs, 33.38; Dakota Fluid Power, repairs, 36.50; Dakota Herald, publishing, 27.00; E-911, 2nd qtr dues, 8,371.59; Evergreen Supply, supplies, 110.71; G & O Paper, supplies, 363.40; Grand Electric, utilities/suppl, 1,632.69; Grimms Pump Service, repairs, 113.58; HR Direct, supplies, 55.92; Jerry’s Repair, maintenance, 68.09; John Deere, repairs, 236.30; K & R Auto Body, repairs, 95.50; Kevin Klemann, contract pay, 665.00; Lodgepole Creek Ranch, chemical rebate, 272.15; Lodgepole Store, propane, 2,062.63; Meade Co Auditor, jail board, 3,190.00; J Muth, chemical rebate, 54.36; NAPA Auto, repairs, 1,626.55; NDSU, supplies, 630.00; NW Farm & Home, repairs, 8.98; W Palmer, chemical rebate, 215.55; S Penfield, rent/utilities, 450.00; Penor’s Texaco, repairs, 48.80; PharmChem, 24/7 drug testing, 42.00; Phil’s Paint & Body, repairs, 1,315.42; Premier Equipment, repairs/suppl, 2,490.58; Regional Health, coroner services, 375.00; Runnings, repairs, 24.45; SBM, supplies, 39.40; Ida Schmidt, travel, 276.81; SD Dare, dues, 30.00; SD Dept of Health, blood testing, 160.00; SD DOT, repairs, 56,729.12; SD Human Services, board, 217.03; SD State Fair, registration, 37.00; Tenant’s Auto, maintenance, 70.04; Town of Bison, utilities, 452.11; West Group, law books, 596.09 HLS Grant Claims: Butte County EM, EM subsidy, 31,922.36; Corson County, EM subsidy, 359.86; Deadwood Fire Dept, EM subsidy, 363.44; City of Faith, EM subsidy, 1,383.12; Harding County, EM subsidy, 5,808.60; Harding Co School, EM subsidy, 35,279.72; Lawrence County EM, EM subsidy, 4,474.90; City of Lemmon, EM subsidy, 2,319.68; Lemmon Fire Dept, EM subsidy, 1,005.50; City of McIntosh, EM subsidy, 24,995.00; Regional Health Network, EM subsidy, 5,865.60; Town of Bison, EM subsidy, 236.69; Adjournment Gochenour moved, Foster seconded to adjourn the meeting at 12:06 p.m., motion carried. A public hearing will be held Thursday September 6, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Elbert Bentley Memorial Building. The next regular meeting will be held on October 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Perkins County Courthouse. ATTEST: APPROVED:
Claims The following claims were presented and approved for payment: August payroll: 76,094.38; IRS, fica, 5,049.94; SD Retirement, retirement, 4,219.38; Delta Dental, insurance, 1,060.14; Lincoln Mutual, insurance, 138.96; SDSDBF, insurance, 18,299.77; Loyson Carda, travel, 166.50; JoAnne Seim, travel, 355.20; A&B Business, supplies, 391.65; Adams Law, ct appt atty,
Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer Mike Schweitzer, Chairman
Published once at the total approximate cost of $151.41.
BHCLG Appointment Foster moved, Ottman seconded to approve Chairman Schweitzer’s appointment of Wayne Henderson as Representative to the Black Hills Council of Local Governments, motion carried. Set Surplus Tax Deed Property Sale Foster moved, Ottman seconded to set
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, requires that Bison School District, with certain exceptions, obtain your written consent prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your child's education records. However, Bison School District may disclose appropriately designated "directory information" without written consent, unless you have advised the District to the contrary in accordance with District procedures. The primary purpose of directory information is to allow the Bison School District to include this type of information from your child's education records in certain school publications. Examples include: A playbill, showing your student's role in a drama production; The annual yearbook; Honor roll or other recognition lists; Graduation programs; and Sports activity sheets, such as for wrestling, showing weight and height of team members. Directory information, which is information that is generally not considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if released, can also be disclosed to outside organizations without a parent's prior written consent. Outside organizations include, but are not limited to, companies that manufacture class rings or publish yearbooks. In addition, two federal laws require local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to provide military recruiters, upon request, with three directory information categories—names, addresses and telephone listings—unless parents have advised the LEA that they do not want their student's information disclosed without their prior written consent. HYPERLINK "http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen /guid/fpco/ferpa/mndirectoryinfo.html" \l "notes" (1) If you do not want Bison School District to disclose directory information from your child's education records without your prior written consent, you must notify the District in writing by 30 days from this public notice. Bison School District has designated the following information as directory information: Student's name Address Telephone listing Electronic mail address Photograph Date and place of birth Major field of study Dates of attendance Grade level Participation in officially recognized activities and sports Weight and height of members of athletic teams Degrees, honors, and awards received The most recent educational agency or institution attended Student ID number, user ID, or other unique personal identifier used to communicate in electronic systems that cannot be used to access education records without a PIN, password, etc. (A student's SSN, in whole or in part, cannot be used for this purpose.) [Published September 20, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $33.58.]
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Directory Information
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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Notification of Rights Elementary and Secondary Schools
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records. These rights are: The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of the day the School receives a request for access. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal (or appropriate school official) a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The school official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student's privacy rights under FERPA. Parents or eligible students who wish to ask the School to amend a record should write the school principal (or appropriate school official), clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the School decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the School will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing. The right to privacy of personally identifiable information in the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the School as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the School Board; a person or company with whom the School has outsourced services or functions it would otherwise use its own employees to perform (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee; or a parent, student, or other volunteer assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the School discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes of the student's enrollment or transfer. [Published September 20, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $33.22.]
PPRA affords parents certain rights regarding our conduct of surveys, collection and use of information for marketing purposes, and certain physical exams. These include the right to: •Consent before students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one or more of the following protected areas (“protected information survey”) if the survey is funded in whole or in part by a program of the U.S. Department of Education (ED)– 1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent; 2. Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family; 3. Sex behavior or attitudes; 4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior; 5. Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships; 6. Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers; 7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or 8. Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility. •Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of – 1. Any other protected information survey, regardless of funding; 2. Any non-emergency, invasive physical exam or screening required as a condition of attendance, administered by the school or its agent, and not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of a student, except for hearing, vision, or scoliosis screenings, or any physical exam or screening permitted or required under State law; and 3. Activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students for marketing or to sell or otherwise distribute the information to others. •Inspect, upon request and before administration or use – 1. Protected information surveys of students; 2. Instruments used to collect personal information from students for any of the above marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes; and 3. Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum.
Notification of Rights under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
Parents who believe their rights have been violated may file a complaint with: Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202[Published September 20, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $45.85.]
starts, parents will be provided reasonable notification of the planned activities and surveys listed below and be provided an opportunity to opt their child out of such activities and surveys. Parents will also be provided an opportunity to review any pertinent surveys. Following is a list of the specific activities and surveys covered under this requirement: •Collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales or other distribution. •Administration of any protected information survey not funded in whole or in part by ED. •Any non-emergency, invasive physical examination or screening as described above.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against person with a disability in any program receiving federal financial assistance. Section 504 defines a person with a disability as anyone who:
has a mental or physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activity such as walking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, seeing, speaking, caring for one’s self, working, helping, eating, sleeping, standing, lifting, bending, and the operation of a bodily function ; Has a record of such impairment; Or is regarded as having such impairment. In order to fulfill obligations under section 504, the Bison School District acknowledges its responsibility under section 504/ADA to avoid discrimination in policies and practices regarding its personnel and students. No discrimination against any person with a disability shall knowingly be permitted in any program and practice in the school system.
Who said it? 1 - Mark Twain 2- Ruth Gordon 3 - Muhammad Ali 4 - Norman Vincent Peale 5 - Golda Meir
These rights transfer to from the parents to a student who is 18 years old or an emancipated minor under State law. Bison School District will develop and adopt policies, in consultation with parents, regarding these rights, as well as arrangements to protect student privacy in the administration of protected information surveys and the collection, disclosure, or use of personal information for marketing, sales, or other distribution purposes. Bison School District will directly notify parents of these policies at least annually at the start of each school year and after any substantive changes. Bison School District will also directly notify, such as through U.S. Mail or email, parents of students who are scheduled to participate in the specific activities or surveys noted below and will provide an opportunity for the parent to opt his or her child out of participation of the specific activity or survey. Bison School District will make this notification to parents at the beginning of the school year if the District has identified the specific or approximate dates of the activities or surveys at that time. For surveys and activities scheduled after the school year
Donald Kraemer, Superintendent of the Bison School District, in conjunction with Northwest Area Schools Educational Cooperative, needs your assistance to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities. This public awareness notice is to inform parents and other individuals/agencies of the availability of special education and related service to all individuals who reside within the jurisdiction of the Bison School District and who are between the ages of birth through twenty-one, regardless of the severity of their disability. This included individuals in all public and private agencies and institutions, highly mobile children with disabilities, such as migrant and homeless children, who reside within the legal boundaries of the district.
The Bison School District, in order to fulfill the obligations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), is required to inform and provide full educational opportunities to all individuals with disabilities ages birth through twenty-one.
School Seeks to Identify Children with Special Needs
The Bison School District has responsibilities under Section 504, which include the obligation to identify, evaluate, and if the student is determined to be eligible under Section 504, to provide appropriate educational services. If the parent or guardian disagrees with the determination made by the professional staff of the school district, they have a right to a hearing with an impartial hearing officer. If there are questions, please feel free to contact the Bison School District at 605-244-5271.
[Published September 20, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $16.25.]
Anyone aware of an individual who may benefit from special education and related service is encouraged to call Donna Keller, Director of Special Education for the Bison School District, at 605-2445271.
Information will be available at the Bison School District’s Superintendents Office, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. [Published September 20, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $27.44.]
The Bison School District has the following documents available for review by parents of children with disabilities and the general public: Comprehensive Plan for Special Education IDEA Federal Application for Funds The most recent Special Education Compliance Monitoring final report. Applications, evaluations, periodic program plan or reports relating to federal programs including auditor’s reports, statements of assurance, budget and grant materials.
Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 7:00 p.m. City Hall
Bison Town Board
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL: Chairman Juell Chapman called the regular monthly meeting of the Bison Town Board to order on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. All trustees - David Kopren, Luke Clements, Matt Butsavage, Mike Lockert - were present. Others present: Eric Kahler, James Sandgren, employees Kelli Nelson, Heath McKinstry and Beth Hulm, and Gladys Jackson, press. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS RECITED BY ALL.
STATUS REPORT: Trustees reviewed McKinstry’s written status report with him. The complete report is on file at City Hall. In addition, there was discussion about radios/cell phones for city maintenance employees; what to do with the old sewer jetter; and necessary repairs to the maroon pick-up. DELEGATIONS: Nelson was present to recommend Jenny Beckman as a permanent part-time bartender. Two residents appeared, separately, to complain about a large quantity of sheep/lambs on private property in Bison. They cited odor, noise and flies (that could pose a health hazard) and asked trustees to enforce their nuisance ordinance. Per Ordinance 20001, the street supervisor will be sent to verify the complaint and the finance officer will send certified letters to the owner of the sheep and also to the owner of the property.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT: 0802012 – Clements moved, seconded by Kopren to approve the August Financial Statement, as presented. Carried.
MINUTES: 077-2012 – Clement moved, seconded by Kopren to approve the minutes of the regular August 8 meeting, as corrected. Carried. 078-2012 – Motion by Chapman, seconded by Clements to approve the minutes of the special Aug. 16 meeting, as corrected. Carried. 079-2012 – Motion by Lockert, seconded by Kopren to approve the minutes of the Aug. 29 meeting. Carried.
city property – still no word from Attorney Bogue. Garage on city property: A certified letter regarding removal or re-advertising of the garage was received by Earl Siefken, III but he did not respond. The same letter, mailed to Sharon Siefken was unclaimed and returned. There is now a forwarding address available for her and Hulm will send the letter again to that address. Action on the sale/demolition of all the buildings on that Main Street property was postponed until the October 8 meeting to give Mrs. Siefken an opportunity to respond. Auto Supplement: 080-2012 – Chapman moved, seconded by Clements to auto supplement $7,056 from Grant 346-0003-06-2010 to the airport fund. Carried. Supplemental Appropriations Ordinance (second reading): 081-2012 - Butsavage moved, seconded by Chapman to approve the amended supplemental appropriations ordinance 20122. Roll call vote: Chapman, yes; Clements, yes; Butsavage, yes; Lockert, yes; Kopren, yes. All ayes. Carried. ORDINANCE 2012-2 AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION FOR THE TOWN OF BISON, SOUTH DAKOTA FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2012 Be it ordained by the Town of Bison in and for the Town of Bison, South Dakota that the following sum is supplementally appropriated to meet the obligations of the municipality. 101-431-4220 (Streets).....$100,000.00 Source of Funding Undesignated General Fund Surplus ...........................................$100,000.00 ATTEST: TOWN BOARD OF BISON BY:
such a Runway Expansion relative to the costs to the Town of Bison;
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the expenditures of funds for the purpose and objects herewithin. GENERAL GOVERNMENT General Government ........$78,008.00 Board of Trustees..................17,350.00 (Includes liability insurance) Election......................................725.00 Financial Administration.....15,510.00 Workman’s Compensation.......1600.00 Public Safety Police.....................................12,000.00 Fire Dept...............................10,150.00 Ambulance..............................3,000.00 West Nile....................................352.00 Less Appropriations.......$34,310.00 Estimated surplus to use...................0 Estimated Surplus to retain................ .............................................$18,425.00 Solid Waste Management Beginning Retained Revenue............... ...............................................$3,000.00 Estimated Revenue..............60,860.00 Transfer in from other funds.4,790.00 Total Available.................$68,650.00 Less Appropriations.......$65,650.00 Estimated Surplus to use..................0 Estimated Surplus to retain.$3,000.00 ATTEST: Town Board of Bison By: Juell Chapman, Chairman of the Board
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Bison Board of Trustees will not adopt the Municipal Airport Draft Master Plan 2012 as presented by Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson, Engineering Planners and will not at this time pursue the proposed Runway Expansion nor will it expend any further funds relative to such expansions; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town of Bison will keep the Bison Municipal Airport Runway 11-29 at its current length of 3500 feet; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town of Bison will review current and future master plans to determine the Bison Airport’s future facilities requirements and maintenance requirements based on established FAA policy and South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) policy. Dated this 10th day of September, 2012. BISON BOARD TRUSTEES OF
Public Works City Shop.................................6,400.00 Streets.................................141,055.00 Airport...................................12,828.00 Cemetery subsidy.......................500.00
Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer
Health and Welfare Mental Health............................500.00 Culture and Recreation Park and Recreation...............3,585.00 Library...................................13,400.00 Musuem.....................................200.00
Conservation and Development Advertising and Promotion.....3000.00 Economic Development........10,000.00 Operating Transfer Out (storm sewer fund) .........................100,000.00 Total 2011 General Fund Appropriations..............$440,163.00 Governmental Funds Beginning Retained Earnings ...........................................$300.000.00 Total Estimated Revenue.$340,163.00
By: JUELL CHAPMAN, Chairman Attest: Beth Hulm Town Finance Officer (SEAL)
Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer Juell Chapman, Chairman
Taxes.................................(145,288.00) City Sales Tax ..................(160,000.00) Other sources......................(34,875.00) Total Available...............$640,163.00 Less Appropriations.....$440,163.00 Estimated surplus to us...$100,000.00 Estimated Surplus to retain ...........................................$200,000.00
Airport Master Plan/ALP: Trustees have no interest in extending the airport runway, as written into the draft plan by engineers Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson. 082-2012 - Lockert moved, seconded by Clements to adopt the following resolution. Roll call vote: Butsavage, yes; Lockert, yes; Kopren, yes; Chapman, yes; Clements, yes. All ayes. Carried. Resolution No. 2012-3
Employee Handbook updates: Postponed to October 8 meeting.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS KBM Engineering: Engineer Allan Page sent an email stating that he does not yet have an updated estimate for changes in the storm sewer plans and specs but that he would get something to DENR, Pierre, this week. KBM is requesting an increase in the contact budget of approximately $40,000 for engineering fees. That request raises the payment limit but does not guarantee that the money will be spent by the engineer. Interstate Engineering: Trustees spoke with engineer Nick Hoffman by speakerphone regarding his draft copy of options for repair of the lagoon and infrastructure sewer system. Trustees advised him to proceed with option 1, as it pertains to alternatives for examining the erosion at the lagoons, but denied option 2, which was for turf reinforcement. Hoffman’s draft also included three alternatives for the replacement of sanitary sewer collection lines. The plans must be received in Pierre by DENR no later than Sept. 15. Engineering fees will be approximately 15% of any project costs. Legal matters: Removal of Uke from
WHEREAS, the Town of Bison has been presented with a Bison Municipal Airport Draft Master Plan 2012 from Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson, Engineering Planners; and WHEREAS, such Draft Master Plan proposes a Five Million Dollar ($ 5,000,000) Runway Expansion; and
NEW BUSINESS City Wells: Lockert initiated a conversation about activating city wells, in the event of an emergency situation. Hepatitis B shots: Hulm asked if Hepatitis B immunizations are mandatory for maintenance employees and if the city would pay for them. She was instructed to direct her questions to the city attorney. Delegate to WRCTC Annual Meeting: 084-2012 – Lockert moved, seconded by Chapman to appoint Beth Hulm to be the town’s voting delegate at the annual meeting on Oct. 1. Carried. ORDINANCE 2012 – 1: 085-2012 Lockert moved, seconded by Butsavage to amend, approve and publish the 2013 appropriations budget. Roll call vote: Lockert, yes; Kopren, yes; Chapman, yes; Clements, yes; Butsavage, yes. All ayes. Carried. ORDINANCE 2012-2 AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE TOWN OF BISON, SOUTH DAKOTA FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013 Be it ordained by the Town Board of Bison in and for the Town of Bison, South Dakota that there be and is hereby appropriated by the Town Board of Bison for the Town of Bison, Fiscal Year 2013, the following sum of money for the purpose, which is deemed necessary to conduct the indispensable functions of government, to discharge the duties which is the lawful duty of the Town to discharge and
Camera quotes: 083-2012 – Butsavage moved, seconded by Kopren to accept Chapman’s Electronic Shop’s quote of $5,798.90 for security cameras/labor for Bison Bar. Carried.
Liquor Beginning Retained Earnings ...........................................$135,000.00 Total Estimated Revenue ...........................................$338,650.00 Total Available...............$473,650.00 Less Appropriations.....$297,275.00 Estimated Surplus Used....................0 Estimated Surplus to retain................ ...........................................$176,375.00
Water Beginning Retained Earning .............................................$30,000.00 (Includes reserves) Estimated Revenue..............89,895.00 Total Available...............$119,895.00 Less Appropriations.......$85,660.00
Estimated surplus used......................0 Estimated surplus to retain ................ .............................................$34,235.00 Storm Sewer Beginning Retained Earnings .....$.00 Estimated Revenue..........$593,000.00 Transfer In from Gen. Fund/Sewer Reserves..............................114,000.00 Total Available...............$707,000.00 Less Appropriations.....$707,000.00 Estimated surplus to use...................0 Estimated surplus to retain..............0
CORRESPONDENCE: Chapman shared a letter from PCRWS in which they proposed that the Town of Bison take over the electric bill for the Bison Pump Station. Trustees voiced no objections and instructed Hulm to have the billing changed on that meter. OPEN FORUM: Hulm reported that, after visiting with a representative for the SD FIT program, that there would be no financial gain at this time for the Town to join that program. An overdue hanger lease was discussed. CLAIMS: The following claims were presented and approved for payment. July payroll by dept –; Fin. Admin., $817.64; Streets, $1,348.84; Airport, $170.43; Parks & Rec, $728.70; Library, $606.86; Econ. Devel., $37.24; Liquor, $14,837.91; Water, $2,054.63; Sewer, $734.02; Solid Waste, $1,905.15. Total FICA, $5,829.94. Health Ins, $500, SDRS, $1,797.94, Supp. Retirement, $35. Armstrong Extinguisher, prof. fees, $179; Banyon Data Systems, prof. fees, $770; Bison Country Club, subsidy, $100; Bison Courier, publishing, $444.94; Bison Food, supp., $21.67; Bison Grain, supp., $542.48; Bison Imp., $215.48; Coca-Cola, supp., $204.05; Dakota Feed, supp., $610.37; Dakota Discount Gold/Silver, $215.11; DPFCU, supp/liquor/repairs, $376; Dept. of Rev., sales tax, $1,610.76; Frito-Lay, supp., $31.20; Grand Electric, utilities, $2,182.87; HD Supply Waterworks, repairs/maint, $842.85; Hettinger Candy, supp., $842.85; Eliz. Hulm, supp., $9.05; Jerome Bev., beer, $3,326.05; Johnson Bros., liq/beer/supp., $1,813.55; Juell Chapman, equipment, $120; Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson, prof. fees, $8,122.10; KBJM, publishing, $42.75; Lodgepole Propane, supp., $235.13; Micro-Comm, repairs/maint, $802.71; Mom’s Place, mtg., $71.10; MTI Dist., repairs/maint., $54.38; NW Bev., beer, $3,619.05; NWSDRLA, prof. fees, $4,422.54; Pepsi, supp., $400; PCRW, purchased water, $6,302.40; Republic Nat’l., liquor, $1,229.91; Robert Jackson, prof. fees, $80; S&S Roadrunner, supp., $1,619.55; Servall, prof. fees, $110.64; Sylvia Chapman, contract labor, $60; WRCTC, utilities, $273.46. ADJOURNMENT: Chairman Chapman adjourned the meeting at 11:15 p.m. NEXT MEETINGS: The next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 8 at 6:00 p.m. ATTEST: Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer APPROVED:Juell Chapman, Chairman, Town of Bison [Published September 20, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $189.10.]
WHEREAS, such proposed Runway Expansion would result in significant expense to the Town of Bison for both engineering fees and ultimate construction; and
WHEREAS, the Bison Board of Trustees is uncertain at this time of the benefits of
Sewer Beginning Retained Earnings............. .............................................$15,000.00 (Includes reserves) Estimated Revenue............$42,525.00 Total Available.................$57,525.00 Operating Transfer Out (to Solid Waste).................................$4,790.00
My second grade teacher, Lela Mae Englehart, called from Rapid City the other day to tell me how to keep the grasshoppers out of my garden next year. She said to sprinkle bay leaves around the garden and hoppers will leave my produce alone. Lela Mae taught me lots of important stuff, so I'm buying some bay leaves! I did get several quarts of tomatoes, salsa, and golden beet pickles canned this week. The temperature dropped to 37 degrees a couple nights ago, so I've got to get everything harvested. No danger of frost today though! Casey and Reub helped Bill Holt work his cows Wednesday. Tony Holt and Bill's sister Wanda were there, along with Rone Jenson, Doug and Clint Doll, and Becky fed the crew really good. Clint celebrated his birthday that day and he seemed to enjoy it. Most of the same crew worked Tony Holt's cows this Monday and they celebrated Dorothy's cooking! . I helped with the new Harding County EMT class in Buffalo Thursday evening. Not all the new class attended, but the ones who came are a sharp bunch. We really need more EMTs in the county and the folks at the class that night will be wonderful additions to our roster! Mike Patterson, 61, from Harding passed away last Tuesday from complications from a spider bite. Mike’s memorial service was held on Friday at the Harding Church. Janet Doll’s father, Cal Lammers, 84, passed away Saturday at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls. His funeral will be Thursday in Sioux Falls, with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Grand River Roundup........................................................................................By Betty Olson
Helga (Davidson) Gilbert, age 90 of Buffalo, died Sunday at the Belle Fourche Health Care Center. Her funeral service will be Wednesday at the Buffalo Community Rec Center with burial in the Buffalo Cemetery. My cousin, Tammy (Wilkinson) Eberhard, age 50 of Belle Fourche, died Sunday at her home in Belle Fourche. Tammy’s memorial service will be Thursday at the Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche with burial in Pine Slope Cemetery. Please keep these families in your prayers. Betty Clark called Louise Jenson and asked her to tell me about the mountain lion that Betty’s daughter Laurie almost ran over just east of Sturgis the day after Labor Day. Laurie was on her way to work at Fort Meade and the cougar ran across the road in front of her on those curves between Sturgis and Fort Meade. At least two mountain lions have been killed there, one was run over by a biker and another by a fire truck on the way to a fire. You folks down there be careful! Fall arrives on September 22nd, but it feels like it’s already here. The temperature dropped to 27 degrees the other night and it was 24 degrees at Les and Sharon Longwood’s ranch. I harvested most of my tomatoes instead of covering them. I still have to bring in the squash and beets and I’ll try to get the potatoes dug before the ground freezes. There was a fire down south at the Marty ranch Monday, but from what I heard on the fire radio the fire fighters got it put out pretty fast. All week the air has been full of smoke from fires over west of here, most of it is probably coming from the big fire south of Ekalaka. Several inches of rain, or at least a nice shower, would really be appreciated! A lot of people attended the funerals for Helga Gilbert in Buffalo on Wednesday and for Tammy Eberhard in Belle Fourche on Thursday. Now we’ve lost another neighbor. Ann (Vroman) Brady, 56, passed away Monday at her home on the Redwater Ranch near Spearfish. Ann was the youngest daughter of Joyce and Colonel Vroman, Jr. and was raised on the Vroman ranch in Harding County. Ann’s funeral was Saturday in Spearfish. Our sympathy goes out to these families. Slim Buttes Lutheran Church needed some repairs so several of the men spent all week shingling the steeple and the roof over the extension above the windows behind the altar, scraping and painting around the windows, and replacing the bottom sills on several windows. Derek Brink brought his basket truck to reach the scary heights to attach the shingles. Casey and Derek helped Mark Millett, Iver Heier, Henry Mohagen, Bob and Daren Tenold make the needed, and much appreciated, repairs to our almost century old church building. Norma Tenold fed the guys lunch every day except Thursday when she and Bob attended Tammy’s funeral. Mark Millett brought them pizza that day so no one starved. I attended the Oil, Gas and Mineral Rights workshop at the High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish Friday and found it very interesting. The speakers at the day-long workshop were Reuben Bezpaletz, lead staffer on the legislature's Oil Exploration and Development Committee; Buzz Skretteberg, a retired oilman with experience in oil, coal and oil shale research and production in Colorado and Wyoming with Superior Oil, Exxon, and Carter Mining; Kent Ellis, a North Dakota native and owner of Aurora energy Solutions in Bismarck and Oklahoma; Rex Vigoren, a tax partner with Ketel Thorstenson in Spearfish; and David Ganje, a commercial law and litigation attorney who maintains a natural resources practice. Friday was Homecoming in Harding County, so I left the energy workshop a little early to make it back to Buffalo in time to watch the girls play volleyball against Timber Lake. Both teams were tough, but Timber Lake took the fifth game by two points to win. The football game was delayed a half hour because the volleyball girls took so long to fight it out, but the Harding County boys had a fairly easy win over Timber Lake. Just as I was about to leave for the energy workshop early Friday morning Tony Holt called to tell me that a bull moose had just walked through their place and was headed our way! Just in case I didn’t believe him, he had his daughter Wanda take a picture of it that she showed me when we went to the church dinner at St. Isidore’s on Sunday. Tony called Arlene Maliscki and she also took a couple pictures. We’ve been hearing stories about the elk people have been seeing in the Slim Buttes area this summer and now we have our own exciting story! Tuesday was the eleventh anniver-
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sary of the 9/11 attacks on our country that killed almost 3,000 people. Radical Islamic terrorists ‘celebrated’ the anniversary by attacking our embassies and killing our ambassador and three other Americans in Libya. The riots have spread to most Middle Eastern Muslim countries and several other nations with large Islamic populations. Eight of our soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan by supposed friends of ours, trained and armed by our military. All this is supposedly because of a video that no one, not even Muslims, have seen! After the attacks began in Libya and Egypt on Tuesday, our government was quick to apologize for hurting ‘the religious feelings’ of Muslims. Here is the statement issued by the Obama Administration in reaction to the Muslim attacks: ‘The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.’ I don’t remember radical Muslims apologizing for killing Americans, do you?
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the final answer is a pickle mallet. No one answered it correctly. The winner over the eight weeks is Heather Wenner of Lemmon. Be watching next week for another contest.
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We would like to give a special thanks to all who brought food, helped serve and clean up for the Matthew Sandgren funeral. Everything was appreciated. Presbyterian Women
Thank You
AUCTIONS LAND AUCTION: 5,055+/- Acres, Stanley County, Cropland, CRP and Grassland, 11 miles north of Hayes, SD, October 3rd , 2012. Call Dakota Properties, Todd Schuetzle, Auctioneer, 605-280-3115, www.DakotaProperties.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.
PLANNING & ZONING DIRECTOR/Building Inspector for HUGHES COUNTY, full time. Opportunity for organized, innovative, dedicated, good natured and self motivated individual to guide county development efforts. Salary $18.23/hr DOQ. Contact your local Dept of Labor or Karla Pickard, 605-773-7477, Hughes County Courthouse. Closes Oct 5. EOE. WANTED: FULL TIME WAITRESS for busy little cafe in Faith, SD, Experience preferred. Possible living quarters. Call Branding Iron Inn 605-9672662, ask for Tim or Deb. DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION is taking applications for full- time Douglas County Highway Superintendent. Must have valid Class A Driver's License. Experience in road/bridge construction/maintenance preferred. For application contact: Douglas County Auditor (605) 724-2423.
EMPLOYMENT NEED EXPERIENCED ASSISTANT MANAGER for food processing facility, responsible for crew, maintenance and operating machinery, production flow, sanitation, quality of production. Contact: bauschpotatoinc@in-tch.com Whitehall, Montana.
Thank you seems inadequate but thank you to everyone for the prayers, calls, cards and memorials you have given us to help us through Joshua’s death. We have designated the memorials to the
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Dr. Jason M. Hafner Dr. David J. Prosser
Every 1st Wed. of the month Every 3rd Wed. of the month
Buffalo Clinic
Faith Clinic
HIGHLIGHTS & HAPPENINGS continued from page 1 Stateline Right to Life will have a booth at the Coal Springs Craft Fair/Flea Market located at the Antique Show and Threshing Bee on Saturday, September 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We will have baked goods as well as garden produce and canned goods. Donations for our sale are gratefully accepted. These may be left with Diana Landis or Teddi Carlson in Bison, or at the booth itself. See you at the Fair. The American Legion Post #255 will be having a meeting at the Post Home Friday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss business and set up chairs for the District Meeting that will be on Saturday, September 22 at 11:00 a.m.
Kick off Fall with Harvest Fest Activities
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Kids 12 & under - bring your pumpkins , to be carved, downtown from 1-3:30 pm Kids 13 & up - bring your carved pumpkins downtown for judging at 4 pm
Apple and Pumpkin Pie baking contest
9:00 am - 5:00 pm • Saturday September 29th • Main Street Spearfish
Live Entertainment throughout the day! Headliner Olympic Bronze Medalist Paige McPherson
Question & answer presentation & Autograph session at 2 p.m. ...and much, much more!
Sidewalk Sales & Main St. Vendors

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