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Volume 30 Number 12 September 6, 2012
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Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429 Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198
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As the Obama Administration continues to support farmers and businesses impacted by the drought, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a two-month extension for emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres, freeing up forage and feed for ranchers as they look to recover from this challenging time. This flexibility for ranchers marks the latest action by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide assistance to producers impacted by the drought, which has included opening CRP and other conservation acres to emergency haying and grazing, lowering the interest rate for emergency loans, and working with crop insurance companies to provide flexibility to farmers. "The Obama Administration is committed to helping the thousands of farm families and businesses who continue to struggle with this historic drought," said Vilsack. "It is also important that our farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses have the tools they need to be successful in the long term. That's why President Obama and I continue calling on Congress to pass a comprehensive, multi-year Food, Farm and Jobs Bill that will continue to strengthen American agriculture in the years to come, ensure comprehensive disaster assistance for livestock, dairy and specialty crop producers, and provide certainty for farmers and ranchers." The Secretary today also designated 147 additional counties in 14 states as natural disaster areas-128 counties in 10 states due to drought. In the past seven weeks, USDA has designated 1,892 unduplicated counties in 38 states as disaster areas1,820 due to drought-while USDA officials have fanned out to more than a dozen drought-affected states as part of a total U.S. government effort to offer support and assistance to those in need. To assist producers, USDA is permitting farmers and ranchers in drought stricken states that have been approved for emergency grazing to extend grazing on CRP land through Nov. 30, 2012, without incurring an additional CRP rental payment reduction. The period normally allowed for emergency grazing lasts through Sept. 30. The extension applies to general CRP practices (details below) and producers must submit a request to their Farm Service Agency county office indicating the acreage to be grazed. USDA's continuing efforts to add feed to the marketplace benefits all livestock producers, including dairy, during this drought. Expanded haying and grazing on CRP acres, along with usage of cover crops as outlined last week by the Secretary, has begun providing much needed feed to benefit all livestock, including dairy.
Local youth attend Rodeo Bible camp
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack extends emergency grazing to assist ranchers impacted by drought
Secretary designates additional counties due to drought
At the direction of the President, Secretary Vilsack is helping coordinate an Administration-wide response that has included: the National Credit Union Administration's increased capacity for lending to customers including farmers; the U.S. Department of Transportation's emergency waivers for federal truck weight regulations and hours of service requirements to get help to drought-stricken communities; and the Small Business Administration's issuance of 71 agency declarations in 32 states covering 1,636 counties, providing a pathway for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and non-farm small businesses that are economically affected by the drought in their community to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). President Obama also stressed the need for the entire Administration to continue to look at further steps it can take to ease the pain of this historic drought. Over the past seven weeks, USDA has announced: Intent to purchase up to $170 million of pork, lamb, chicken, and catfish for federal food nutrition assistance programs, including food banks, to help relieve pressure on American livestock producers and bring the nation's meat supply in line with demand. Allowed emergency loans to be made earlier in the season. Intent to file special provisions with the federal crop insurance program to allow haying or grazing of cover crops without impacting the insurability of planted 2013 spring crops. Authorized up to $5 million in grants to evaluate and demonstrate agricultural practices that help farmers and ranchers adapt to drought. Granted a temporary variance from the National Organic Program's pasture practice standards for organic ruminant livestock producers in 16 states in 2012. Authorized $16 million in existing funds from its Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) and Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to target states experiencing exceptional and extreme drought. Initiated transfer of $14 million in unobligated program funds into the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) to help farmers and ranchers rehabilitate farmland damaged by natural disasters and for carrying out emergency water conservation measures in periods of severe drought. Authorized haying and grazing of Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) easement areas in drought-affected areas where haying and grazing is consistent with conservation of wildlife habitat and wetlands. Lowered the reduction in the annual rental payment to producers on CRP acres used for emergency haying or grazing from 25 percent to 10 percent in 2012. Simplified the Secretarial disaster designation process and reduced the time it takes to designate counties affected by disasters by 40 percent. The U.S. Drought Monitor indicates that 63 percent of the nation's hay acreage is in an area experiencing drought, while approximately 72 percent of the nation's cattle acreage is in an area experiencing drought. Approximately 86 percent of the U.S. corn is within an area experiencing drought, down from a peak of 89 percent on July 24, and 83 percent of the U.S. soybeans are in a drought area, down from a high of 88 percent on July 24. During the week ending August 26, USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service reported that 52 percent of U.S. corn and 38 percent of the soybeans were rated in very poor to poor condition, while rangeland and pastures rated very poor to poor remained at 59 percent for the fourth consecutive week. Visit www.usda.gov/drought for the latest information regarding USDA's drought response and assistance. The Obama Administration, with Agriculture Secretary Vilsack's leadership, has worked tirelessly to strengthen rural America, maintain a strong farm safety net, and create opportunities for America's farmers and ranchers. U.S. agriculture is currently experiencing one of its most productive periods in American history thanks to the productivity, resiliency, and resourcefulness of our producers. A strong farm safety net is important to sustain the success of American agriculture. USDA's crop insurance program currently insures 264 million acres, 1.14 million policies, and $110 billion worth of liability on about 500,000 farms. In response to tighter financial markets, USDA has expanded the availability of farm credit, helping struggling farmers refinance loans. Since 2009, USDA has provided more than 128,000 loans to family farmers totaling more than $18 billion. Over 50 percent of the loans went to beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. The extension of emergency grazing on CRP acres does not apply to these practices: CP8A – Grass WaterwayNon-easement; CP23 – Wetland Restoration; CP23A – Wetland Restoration-Non-Floodplain; CP27 – Farmable Wetlands Pilot Wetland; CP28 – Farmable Wetlands Pilot Buffer; CP37 – Duck Nesting Habitat; and CP41 – FWP Flooded Prairie Wetlands. South Dakota [drought and other] Brown, Brule, Buffalo, Corson, Faulk, Hand, Harding, Hughes, Hyde, Lake, Lyman, Mellette, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Perkins, Potter, Sanborn, Stanley, Sully, Ziebach.
Brianna Sexton had a time of 9.08 in goat tying and she took first place in pole bending. See page 3 for more photos. Photo courtesy of Robyn Jones.
Town board meets with storm sewer officials
The town board held a special meeting Wednesday at noon to meet with Allan Page, KBM engineer; Mike Perkovich, State of South Dakota DENR; and Denise Livingston from the Midwest Assistance Program, about the storm sewer project. The buildings on the Heck property are not part of the storm sewer project and can be removed. It has been decided that the east lot of the Heck property would not be a good place for a holding pond. It had been suggested that the holding pond be located at the west end of town to control the flow of water so it will not cause damage to the lagoon pond, in the south ditch beyond where the storm sewer water becomes surface water. The north lagoon will be rip rapped on the north and west side of the dike to prevent erosion as the overflow drains south and west. The holding pond would not hold water for more than 24 hours. The towns needs to get easements from property owners where the storm sewer crosses private property. The street and sidewalks that are torn up for the storm sewer work will be replaced to original condition (asphalt back to asphalt cement back to cement). The wetlands northwest of the Grand Electric poleyard cannot be drained to the south into the storm sewer because of the elevation of that location. if it were to be drained to the northwest it would have to be drained through private property via a canal and it would have to be determined if this is wetlands by the NRCS. The storm sewer project will be using concrete pipe at roadways and HDP pipe in other areas. Curb and gutter and sidewalk will be replaced where the storm sewer is located along Main Street. Would it be feesable for the town to do a surcharge on the storm sewer project? If so everyone who uses sewer gets an equal charge. Or resubmit the loan application to increase the amount of the State REvolving Fund loan if the project exceeds the present loan amount. In other business the board approved Heath to get a new pump for the storage tank at the airport and have it installed and have the one taken out repaired then have it reinstalled at pump 2 and the third pump taken out and repaired.. The board also approved a letter to the Perkins County Commissioners asking them to consider a joint venture of resurfacing Coleman Avenue from Highway 20 to Main Street. The next regular meeting will be September 10 at 7 p.m.
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Lensegrav awarded scholarship at SDSU
Taylor Lensegrav of Meadow was awarded the Yellow and Blue Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year at South Dakota State University. Lensegrav is a senior at SDSU, where he participates in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Golden Key Honor Society. He is the son of Dave and Rhonda Lensegrav and is a 2009 graduate of the Lemmon High School. For the 28th consecutive year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has recognized the South Dakota Department of Social Services' (DSS) for its quality administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). South Dakota will receive $650,000 in federal funding for the nation’s lowest negative error rate and being third nationally in the lowest payment error rate for federal fiscal year 2011. The national average negative payment error rate during the fiscal year was 8.3 percent; South Dakota's rate was 0.46 percent. The national average payment error rate was 3.8 percent; South Dakota's rate was 1.59 percent. The error rate measures the correctness of a state agency's actions to deny an application or suspend or terminate benefits of a participating household. The rate also measures whether a state agency correctly determined a household's
Department of Social Services’ supplemental nutrition assistance program recognized for exceptional administration
eligibility in terms of the state's compliance with federal procedural requirements. In a message to DSS staff, Gov. Dennis Daugaard remarked, “I know you do not hear ‘thank you’ enough, and I want you to know I appreciate your work. Your efforts to make South Dakota a better place for families who are working towards financial independence are truly important, and together we continue to serve as a model for other states.” Over the years, South Dakota has received more than $16.9 million in performance money from USDA for accuracy and timeliness in providing SNAP benefits to state residents. The measures of performance are directly related to program integrity and customer service. As of July, the SNAP program has served 104,279 South Dakota individuals, of which 49,311 were children. The average monthly benefit was $307 per household.
Town and Country extension club
Town and Country Extension Club met August 23 at the home of hostess Beth Hulm. The meeting was opened with the flag pledges, creed and mission statement. The hostess gift was won by Joyce Waddell. There was again discussion on the State Convention in Aberdeen, September 14-15 with a reminder to take cultural arts items. Perkins County is also responsible for two silent auction items. The Fall Council Meeting is October 13, at 10:00 a.m. at Mom’s Place. Teddi encouraged all members to attend. This year the rolls and beverages will be paid for out of Perkins County CFEL funds so there will be no cost to attendees. There will be reports from those who attended the state meeting. Bernice Kari gave the fair a thumbs up. It was a successful fair with many open class items this year – several being quilts. The grandstand had a full crowd for the dedication. Sara Weishaar received compliments for having quite a few “town” kids in her 4-H club. Looking ahead to Christmas and the courthouse tree, two ideas were decided upon and dates will be set for work later on. The next meeting will be held September 27 with Bernice Kari hosting. After the meeting a very interesting presentation was given by Bob Drown on his journey into wine making. He gave an excellent presentation with demonstration of equipment and photos of the progression of the wine making process. Vera Kraemer, Sec/Treas
“I am proud of Department of Social Services staffers who continue to provide exemplary public service through accurate and effective administration of the SNAP program, despite record numbers of individuals and families in South Dakota that are currently receiving SNAP benefits,” said DSS Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon. “This award reflects upon their dedication and commitment to helping our residents.” The SNAP program helps lowincome South Dakotans buy the food they need to stay healthy while they work to regain financial independence. Benefits are provided to supplement the recipient’s food budget. The amount of benefits a household receives is based on its size, income, and allowable expenses. For more information about SNAP, call 1-877-999-5612 or visit http://dss.sd.gov/snap/
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Statewide 4-H Club campaign to raise money for South Dakota backpack programs
The South Dakota 4-H Youth Council Club Campaign is an annual opportunity for 4-H members to give back to 4-H and also raise money for a designated charity that serves youth. This year 4-H members are raising money for school backpack programs across South Dakota as well as the 4-H Teens as Teachers Scholarship Program. Sami Sleep, 4-H Council President from Lawrence County explains, ""The extent of child poverty in South Dakota amazes me. We are really enthusiastic about this community service project and hope to better the lives of children throughout the state. The project will kick off at the South Dakota State Fair, August 30thSeptember 3rd." The South Dakota 4-H Foundation is working with the youth council to set up a dedicated online donation website for the campaign. At the site, each 4-H club will make its annual contribution to the 4-H program as well as designate an additional amount for their local school backpack program. To put one backpack in the hands of a child for his or her family costs $5.00. Clubs will decide how many backpacks they would like to sponsor. Staff member Jennifer Stensaas with Feeding South Dakota is excited about this partnership with 4-H, "Thank you for letting us be a part of this project! We are so very grateful for programs like 4H that make it possible to continue helping people in need." The 4-H Youth Council is a network of 21 youth across the state. They represent nearly 9,000 youth in over 600 4-H community clubs. Each club will be contacted to make a gift to the campaign. "The 4-H council members are leaders in their communities," indicates Audrey Rider, 4-H Youth Leadership Field Specialist and council advisor. "By providing leadership for this effort, they become role models for other youth about the importance of giving back through philanthropy. " If you are a 4-H Club Leader or 4-H Member, you can make your 4-H Club gift or pledge on-line, go to HYPERLINK "http://www.sd4h foundation.org/Club_Campaign.ht ml" http://www.sd4hfoundation .org/Club_Campaign.html
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Staying connected -----------------------by Senator John Thune One of the best pieces of advice my parents gave me as a young man getting ready to leave for college was to never forget where I came from. More than 30 years later my parents’ advice still rings true. As a United States Senator I can think of no better way to stay connected to the state I represent than to spend time at home talking with South Dakotans about the issues and policies important to them. I always look forward to the August Congressional work period because it gives me the opportunity to travel across the state and stay connected with constituents. This August work period has been no different. I have enjoyed meeting with a variety of groups and people, and celebrating the success of communities across the state. Earlier this month, I traveled down to Vermillion where I attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System water treatment plant. This new plant is a victory for the 300,000 people in eastern South Dakota who will receive water. I also traveled to Porcupine where I took part in the grand opening celebration of the Rockyford Community School. This school will enroll around 500 preschool through eighth grade students on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. I always enjoy connecting with the agriculture producers in the state, and again this year was pleased to gather with farmers and ranchers at DakotaFest in Mitchell. Due to the high temperatures and sparse rainfall, this has been a particularly difficult year for farmers and ranchers. As Congress works to pass a new Farm Bill, it is important to get feedback from the producers impacted by these policies. Fair season is also upon us, and that meant visits to Parker for the Turner County Fair and Aberdeen for the Brown County Fair. I enjoyed taking in the exhibits, food, and music with many of my fellow fair-goers. Of course, no fair season would be complete without a trip to Huron. I look forward to again attending the South Dakota State Fair. As I wrap up another August work period, I was glad to connect with people all over the state. It is always good to hear directly from the people I am fortunate enough to represent and those who will continue to keep me close to South Dakota.
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Trig Clark won 1st place in the barebacks at Badlands Rodeo Bible Camp that was held in Kadoka on August 6-9. A total of 106 campers attended the camp where they received rodeo instruction for two days, then competed in two rodeo performances, along with attending daily chapel and devotions. Photo courtesy of Robyn Jones.
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Jake Foster of Meadow. Photo courtesy of Robyn Jones.
Grandparents Ernie Kari Prairie City & the late Lisa Kari Del & Debbie Raisanen Dauphin, Manitoba Great-grandparents Leona Aaker Bison, SD Mary Kari Lemmon, SD The late Ernest Theodore Ted Kari Mabel Raisanen Ontario, Canada & the late Raymond Raisanen Lori Fehr Alberta, Canada
Was born to Brad & Amanda Kari she joins Derek, 6; Bryce, 4; Carson, 2
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South Dakota Department of Agriculture accepting applications for donated 2011 CRP mid-term management hay
Obituaries Irine Bekken
terman officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Spearfish. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at St. James Lutheran Church. Irine was born June 22, 1917, near Bison to Edwin and Bertha Rue. She was active in helping care for the livestock and riding horses for her parents. After marrying Earle Nelson, she helped with the operation of the ranch, which she and Earle bought from Earle's parents. Later they traveled with race horses in South Dakota, Montana, and Canada. After Earle passed away, she operated the ranch and continued with the racing of the thoroughbred horses. This love of horses continued with her second husband, Truman "Stub" Bekken. After selling the ranch to her son, Jerry, she and Truman bought a place on Wood road near Belle Fourche. Irine was very active in volunteer work at the hospital in Belle Fourche and the Tri-State Museum. She enjoyed three different bus tours to Missouri, Tennessee, and North Dakota. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church and was active in various activities until her health wouldn't allow. Irine is survived by her daughter, Rose (Duane) Buckmeier, Prairie City; daughter-in-law, Betty Nelson, Bison; sister-in-law, Mev Shipley, Sturgis; step-daughter, Bunny Bekken, New Mexico; step-son, Denny Bekken, New Mexico; grandchildren, Russel Nelson, Penny Nelson, and Melanie (Narcisso) Acosta; numerous great-grandchildren; and some very dear nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Earle Nelson and Truman Bekken; one son, Gerald Nelson; her sister, Stella (Hugh) Hafner; sister-in-law, Addie (Ralph) Killinen; brothers-in-law, Ted Bekken, Roy (Barbara) (Helene) Nelson, Fritz (Maggie) Nelson, and Ralph Nelson. A memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals .com.
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South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Walt Bones announced today the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) is spearheading the distribution of approximately 400 donated 2011 CRP mid-term management hay bales. Applications are being accepted by SDDA until 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. In order to respond to livestock feed needs due to widespread drought conditions and wildfires, USDA-FSA is allowing producers with 2011 CRP mid-term management hay to donate the baled residue to SDDA, rather than destroy it. South Dakota livestock owners who own or lease grassland impacted by wildfire in 2012 are eligible for the donated hay. Submitting an application does not guarantee distribution of hay to your operation.
“With this summer’s extreme drought conditions, hay is scarce,” said Bones. “The donation of this CRP hay will hopefully lighten the burden on a few of the livestock producers here in South Dakota.” Baled residue from participating producers will be available in limited quantities. SDDA will coordinate the donation effort between the CRP participant and the livestock producer. The recipient will be responsible for expenses and arrangements associated with transporting the donated hay. Extra precautions may need to be exercised as movability of the hay is limited. Producers receiving hay will be selected by SDDA based on the number of applications received, the amount of hay available and need. Applications for the program can be found at www.sdda.sd.gov, http://drought.sd.gov or contact SDDA. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. For questions on eligibility and conditions, contact Jamie Crew at 605-773-4073.
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Irine Bekken, 95, of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, passed away on August 29, 2012, at the long-term healthcare center in Belle Fourche. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at St. James Lutheran Church in Belle Fourche with Pastor Jeff Ot-
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Christ makes you eternally Blessed! Why does it seem that the wicked unbelievers enjoy prosperity, and those who believe in Christ suffer? Have you wondered that? If so, why? It is because we’re jealous? It’s it because it’s not fair? It is because we think we deserve better? There are some things we need to realize: First, we cannot have it any better than we have it in Christ. We have a Savior who lived the perfect life that we could never live. Christ obeyed ALL of God’s laws and commandments for us. Then Jesus died the death that we would never want to die, hell, separation from God’s grace. And Christ did it for us! We now have a Savior who has secured an eternal home in heaven for all who believe that Jesus died for them. We have a God who actively and presently watches over his believers for our eternal good. God wants to make sure you get home. We don’t deserve any of that, but by his grace it’s all ours through faith in Jesus! As far as the wicked unbelievers, they not getting away with anything. Everything they do and enjoy now is worthless, pointless, and hopeless. In fact, it’s fuel for the fire that all leads to hell. They might be enjoying what they think is heaven now, but they will not enjoy the heaven where God reigns and rules. Christians avoid the wide path of the wicked that leads to destruction. So praise God that by his saving grace and powerful gospel that you are not a part of the wicked. Give our loving God the glory he deserves for saving you. Live each day in humble gratitude and steadfast trust. And look for every opportunity to share Jesus. Who knows? Maybe the good news you share will rescue one of the wicked and save them from the eternal fires. Psalm 1:1-6 says, “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law (the teachings) of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither-- whatever they do prospers. 4 Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. 6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.” We pray: O LORD, my saving God, help me see that what the wicked unbelievers enjoy now cannot not compare to what I presently enjoy in Christ, and will enjoy forever with you in the glories of heaven. Amen.
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Obituaries Adeline G. Tenold
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the only girl in the family and had 7 brothers, she had to be tough. Once, while playing with them in the barn haymow they decided to see if she could fly and threw her out of the haymow door. She didn't fly, or even glide, and fortunately had no broken bones from the landing. Addie married Arthur Tenold of Reva, South Dakota. They made their home on the Tenold ranch. Eventually Arts parents, Iver and Anna, retired and moved to Belle Fourche, and Art and Addie purchased the family farm. On the farm they raised their children, Marlene (Molly), Gene, and Bonnie. It was a family enterprise, with the children helping with the cattle, farming, milk cows, and ranching. Addie raised chickens for eggs and fryers each fall and sold eggs and cream to the local food store. The 4th of July was a fun event for the Tenolds as they always loaded up and headed for the Belle Fourche roundup rodeo and carnival. Molly remembers that the kids always promised to help milk the cows when they got home, no matter how late it was. But when the time came, the kids were always conveniently fast asleep, (or pretending to be), to get out of doing it! Luckily for Art and Addie there were only five cows to milk. Branding time was also enjoyable, and a good time to get together with neighbors. It was hard work and long days, but everyone enjoyed the visiting and especially the good food. Addie was a great cook and got up very early to make her apple and cream pies and fry some chicken or make some roast beef. All of the neighbors took their turns at "hosting" their branding event so by the time they were done everyone had been visited. Addie was very active in community activities, but she was especially active in the Slim Buttes Lutheran Church and the community Bible study. Her favorite hobby was probably fishing, and when the work was caught up she and Art would sometimes take a fishing trip to Canada with the Hoff families (Doug, Molly, Brian, Andrea, Henry and Ava). Each family had campers and it was a great time. Addie and Art also spent a lot of time fishing the local dams and lakes in western SD. Along with fishing, Addie loved cooking, sewing, playing the organ, and visiting family and friends. Adeline is survived by her daughters Molly (Doug) Hoff of Spearfish, Bonnie Tenold of Berthoud Colorado; son, Gene (Janice) Tenold of Reva; 8 grandchildren, Shad Tenold, Dustin (Dana) Tenold, Deidra Tenold, Brian (Sherri) Hoff, Andrea (Aaron) Ambur, Aaron Bloedel, Travis (Britta) Bloedel, Bianca Conley; 7 great grandchildren, Brandon and Seth Tenold, Max Bloedel, Brianna and Anari Hoff, Aubrey and AJ Ambur. She is also survived by one brother, Harold Olinger of Rapid City. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur in 2003; and 7 brothers, Marvin, John, Martin, Clarence, Robert, and Richard. Addie will be missed by all who knew her. We love you Mom, rest in peace with the Lord. By John Chicoine I think we can all agree, it’s been a hot summer. It was so hot this summer, even the grasshoppers couldn’t spit. Being so hot got me thinking about one of the greatest wonders of the world. A true miracle, better than Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. I’m talking about air conditioning my friends. Yes, a miracle. I may not remember much about my childhood years but the one thing I do remember is my first encounter with air conditioning. My parents brought me over to Uncle Emil’s and Aunt Evonne’s because they had this new-fangled thing called an air conditioner. It must have been hot that day. I remember walking into their living room and I thought I had entered heaven. I’m pretty sure I could see my breath, it was that cold. But it was amazing. Something that felt that good, coming out of a box the size of a Volkswagen Beetle sticking in the window. Never mind it roared like a jet engine, it spew wonderfully cold air. People would not have to sleep on the hardwood or cement floors. No more sweltering in the front porch. No more sleeping in front of the fan, blowing 100 degree air around. Yes, after the invention of the air conditioner, we became a nation of weenies. We had to have a television set. I remember my first encounter with that. Sitting in front of it, watching the snow on the screen, like watching a blizzard. I remember watching the Cisco Kid and Poncho. They would always throw out a bag of Cheetos to a kid out there In TV land. I was always waiting to catch the bag. I love Cheetos. I obviously had problems as a child. Of course, technology today has its own miracles. I still can’t figure out how I can get pictures of grandkids sent through the air to my cell phone. I mean, that’s pretty good, but it’s no air conditioner.
Adeline G. Tenold, age 92 of Spearfish, died Tuesday August 14th, 2012 at the Burr's Tender Care Assisted Living Center in Spearfish. Services were held 2 p.m. Saturday August 25th at the Slim Buttes Lutheran Church near Reva. Visitation was held from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment took place in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were with Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche. Adeline Genevive Tenold was born on Sept 6th, 1919, to John and Ellen Olinger. Addie grew up in the Salem area, and as she was
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Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
Al Treib was among those who attended the family service for Matthew Sandgren in Bison Monday evening. Tiss Treib traveled to Lemmon after work Friday to work on her mom’s apartment. Lucas and Donna Allen, Dusti, Stanford, Dally and Payton and LaKrista Allen were Saturday guests of Al and Tiss Treib. Lucas and Donna Allen and family and LaKrista Allen spent Sunday afternoon and evening with Al and Tiss Treib. Dusti, Stanford and Dally accompanied Tiss to feed horses and Lexi Johnson returned with them to spend some time. Jodi Johnson picked Lexi up later that evening. Thelma Sandgren made a trip to Hettinger Monday and Holly Wyman took time to do her hair – Thank You. Thelma then traveled to Bison for the viewing and family service for her grandson, Matthew. Tuesday was one of the saddest days of Thelma Sandgren’s life
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when they had the funeral for her grandson Matthew, and it’s still hard. Mark and Linda Sandgren stayed at the ranch Tuesday night. Wednesday, Linda Sandgren went to visit her mother, Lennice Parker in Lemmon and Mark went to Bison. Al Treib called on Thelma Sandgren Wednesday. Thursday, Brady Ham and Rowdy Benson were luncheon guests of Thelma Sandgren after they moved some cattle. Dick Vliem delivered bottled gas at 7:30 pm Thursday evening, is that dedication or what? Friday, Thelma Sandgren didn’t go to Hettinger as it was Kylee Sandgren’s birthday and Mark invited them out for a birthday breakfast in Bison. Those attending were James, Marci, Kylee, Mark and Thelma Sandgren, Carlie, Paulette and C.J. Ellison. It was so nice. Tiss Treib stopped to check on
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Thelma Sandgren Friday afternoon. Mark and Linda Sandgren came to the ranch Saturday as Mark had stayed in Bison and Linda in Lemmon, so they came to pack up and head for home. They stayed in Rapid City Saturday evening and returned to their home in Colorado Sunday. Bob and Bonita Schackow brought supper out to John and Shirley Johnson Saturday. LaVonne Foss took Shirley Johnson to church Sunday. Ken Krisle was a late Sunday afternoon visitor of Thelma Sandgren. They had lunch and then went up to play pinochle with John and Shirley Johnson. Helen Meink accompanied Duane Meink to the wedding of Helen’s nephew, Terry Goerndt’s daughter Stephanie Goerndt and Adam Reinert in Rapid City Saturday. Carole Preszler and continued on page 9
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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Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m. Worship Service -9:30 a.m.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
Prairie City Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
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Cards lose on the road to Cowboys -------The Bison Cardinals traveled to Lemmon on Friday to take on the Lemmon/McIntosh Cowboys. In their second outing of the young season, the Cards came home on the short end of a 6-30 final score. The Cards received the opening kickoff which John Hatle brought out to the 30. That first possession was a three and out for Bison. Wil Kolb punted to the Cowboys who had a very short return thanks to a great stick by Seth Buer. The Cowboys began a steady march down the field, with most of the yardage gained by their senior running back Adam Derschan. With 5:29 left in the first quarter, Derschan ran up the middle for the first TD of the game. The PAT was unsuccessful, stopped by Lane Kopren and Kolb. Yancy Buer received the second Cowboy kickoff and brought it out to the 33. Senior QB Daniel Chapman gained 9 yards on the first down, but no gain on the second and a loss of three on the third put Kolb behind the line to punt for the second time. Lemmon/McIntosh returned to their running game and moved down the field into Cardinal territory. Kopren stopped Shay Oliver on the 20 but a holding penalty on Lemmon moved the ball back 10 yards. Kopren and Tyler Kari combined to keep the Cowboys’ runs short and an encroachment penalty moved the Boys back another five yards. An incomplete pass on third and a tackle by Chapman on fourth down gave the ball back to the Cards. Chapman had three good runs to give the Cards a first down. A short run by S. Buer and a two-yard pass to Kolb left Bison with third and long. Chapman connected with Hatle who ran the ball to the 45 for another first down. A Chapman to Kolb pass advanced the Cards into the Cowboys’ end of the field and moved the chains again. After an incomplete pass to Kolb, Coach Beau Chapman called a time out. Coming out of that break, Hatle gained five yards on an option play and on the next play; Chapman ran the ball to the 29. S. Buer ran the ball on first down, but hit a soft spot on the field and lost his footing. Chapman then passed to Hatle for seven yards and on the next play, connected with Kolb, who found his way into the end zone. The Cardinal excitement was short-lived, however, as a push in the back penalty brought the Cards back to the 20. An incomplete pass, false start penalty and short run by Chapman ended that series and gave the ball back to the Cowboys on downs. Lemmon/McIntosh resumed their running game with Raymond Frank and Brody Peterson taking most of the load. After gaining three first downs, the Cowboys fumbled the ball for a loss but were able to recover it. A chop block moved them back 15 yards and their next run only gained seven yards. The ensuing punt was blocked by Kolb and recovered and advanced by Reed Arneson. Three incomplete passes and a completion to Hatle for six left the Cards short of a first down and gave the ball back to Lemmon. With time running out in the half, Lemmon tried two runs and were stopped by Chapman and Logan Hendrickson. Kolb kicked off to the Cowboys as the second half began. On the first play, Hatle stormed through the line and sacked QB Tyler Heil in the backfield. Derschan ran the next two plays and each time was stopped by Kolb. Bison went back on offense after a Lemmon punt. Following an incomplete pass and a pass for no gain, Hatle ran the ball to the 44 yard line for a Cardinal first down. Two runs by Chapman in the next series gave the Cards another first down. His fourth down run was brought back after offsetting holding and personal foul penalties. On the replay, Chapman ran the ball again with the same result. With a new set of downs, Chapman ran for a yard and on the next play S. Buer found the end zone with 7:32 left in the third quarter. The PAT was unsuccessful but the game was tied at 6-6. Following a Kolb kickoff, the Cowboys started on the 39 yard line. Derschan had two short runs and on third down, Peterson scored a TD to put Lemmon/McIntosh ahead. The PAT at-
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tempt by Peterson was no good, but a facemask penalty on Bison gave the Cowboys another chance. This time Derschan ran it in making the score 614. A squib kick by Lemmon/McIntosh was recovered by Clayton Prelle at the 32. A ten-yard pass to Hatle on second down moved the chains and gave Bison a new set of downs. That possession was short-lived as Shay Oliver intercepted Chapman on second down. Five plays later, Kopren stripped Peterson and ran the ball back for a Cards’ TD. The play was called back as the refs determined the whistle had blown before the change of possession. On the next play Heil scored and Peterson ran in the PAT. The Cards began their possession on the 20 after the Cowboys’ kickoff went into the end zone. S. Buer ran ten yards on the first play and Chapman gained another first down on the next play. A five-yard facemask penalty against Lemmon/McIntosh moved the Cardinals even farther down the field. A pass to Kolb on second down moved the chains again as the senior made it to the 44. Runs by S. Buer and Chapman and a pass to Hatle gave the Cards another successful series. Chapman advanced the ball to the 21 and Y. Buer gained a first down. Chapman ran again to the five-yard line and on the next snap gained another half yard. Two incomplete passes finished the series as a great scoring opportunity was missed. The Cowboys took over on downs and once again moved down the field on the strength of their running game. Peterson scored the final TD of the game and converted the PAT. Coach Chapman put reserve QB Michael Kopren in for the Cards’ final series of the game. The Cardinals went three and out and gave Lemmon/McIntosh the last possession of the game. The Cards will host the Harding County Ranchers on Friday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Game stats were not available at this time. For a complete listing, go to www.MaxPreps.com
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Minuteman Missile National Historic Site one of South Dakota’s great places
At one time in western South Dakota, there were 150 United States Minuteman missiles and 15 Launch Control Facilities acting as silent sentinels maintaining peace for Americans. Two of these sites, Delta-01 Launch Control Facility and the Delta-09 Launch Facility, have been preserved as a Minuteman Missile National Historic Site to provide visitors with a unique Cold War history lesson. This is one of South Dakota’s great places. The year was 1961, and the United States Air Force began buying secret weapons and putting them beneath the prairie grasses of South Dakota. These missiles were never launched. They did, however, act as a powerful deterrent during the Cold War. Many citizens and visitors alike never knew just how close they were to the below-ground, nucleartipped missiles. The deadly missiles were buried beneath not only South Dakota’s rural landscape, but across several Midwestern states for more than 30 years. While their locations were top-secret, their destructive power was well-known. It wasn’t until 1991 that President George H. W. Bush and the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. This treaty called for the reduction of the number of nuclear weapons across the world. Soon thereafter, the South Dakota missile launch stations were deactivated. The South Dakota launch control facilities were favored for preservation because they were among the nation’s oldest; the technology dated back to the Cuban Missile Crisis. Only small modifications have been made to the deactivated sites; much of the original mechanical equipment and historic furnishings remain. The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site is the only National Park Service site devoted to Cold War History. Visitors are led from the Visitor Contact Station by a ranger for tours of a facility which operated 10 Minuteman II missiles. The contact station also houses exhibits, artifacts, and an orientation video. Tours include an above-ground and below-ground look at the site and are offered year-round. Tickets are free and issued on a first come, first served basis. Tours last approximately 30 minutes. Delta09 missile silo site, located off I-90 at exit 116, can be explored on your own daily with a guided cell phone tour also available May-October. For hours and more details, visit www.nps.gov/mimi.
Adoption creates healthy, loving families
By Senator John Thune Like many South Dakotans, I am extraordinarily blessed to have a wonderful family built on a foundation of love, respect, trust, and faith. With the guidance of my mom and dad, I learned the importance of education and the value of hard work. My family supported my successes and helped me learn from my failures. However, it was not until Kimberley and I had our first daughter that I understood the magnitude and responsibility of being a parent. Nothing I have done in life or ever will do can compare to the joy and rewards that come with being a dad. Sadly, many children will never know what it means to have a father or a family, someone to cheer on their baseball team or put a Band-Aid on their knee. Family is just a word in the storybooks for thousands of children across the country. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services there are more than 114,000 children in foster care waiting to be adopted in the United States. These children have entered the foster care system through no fault of their own, often as a result of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Often families shy away from adoption due to the perceived high
cost and uncertainty associated with the process. That is why I have and continue to support the federal adoption tax credit that attempts to alleviate some of the financial barriers for families wanting to provide nurturing homes for children in need of a loving family. Earlier this month, I nominated Ryan and Amber Johnson from Sioux Falls for the “Angels in Adoption” award which is presented annually by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption. This young couple is an example of what it means to be true heroes. They have overcome personal struggles and have used their life lessons to create a warm, loving home for children in need of a nurturing environment to grow and develop. Every child deserves a place to call home and a loving family to support them. Through adoption, children get loving and supportive families and families are blessed with new lives to nurture. I commend the many families across our state who have opened their hearts and homes to children in need. I hope that the work and uplifting efforts of people like the Johnsons will continue to inspire other South Dakota families to make a difference in the life of a child.
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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)
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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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NOTICE OF LAPSE OF MINERAL INTEREST
Pursuant to SDCL ch. 43-30A, notice is hereby given that a mineral interest in, on or under the following described lands in the County of Perkins, State of South Dakota, has lapsed, to-wit: Tract 2: Township 15 North, Range 16 East, B.H.M.: Sec. 34: W1/2NW1/4.
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The names of the record owners of the mineral interest are BRISBINE C. ASH and RUTH J. ASH.
Public Hearing on proposed expenditure of Capital Outlay Funds – construction of shop and classroom building Approve Contract – Quiz Bowl Advisor and Infinite Campus Facilitator Scholarship Fund – Discussion item
This NOTICE is given by NEAL ENGLEHART and KELVIN ENGLEHART, of 15098 S.D. Highway 73, Faith, South Dakota 57626, in order to succeed to the ownership of the mineral interest. BENNETT, MAIN & GUBBRUD, P.C. Attorneys for Englehart /s/Max Main Max Main 618 State Street Belle Fourche, SD 57717 605.892.2011
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Memory ----------------- TREE FACTS –
By Doug Ortman Have some of you Boomers noticed your memory isn’t as good as it used to be? Also, have any of you noticed your memory isn’t as good as it used to be? Recently, I spent about an extra hour wandering around a store wondering what the string tied around my finger was supposed to remind me to buy. I finally gave up and went home. My wife wanted to know where the ball of string was that I was supposed to buy. It’s funny, I don’t remember being absent minded. I guess it’s a common Boomer trait. One thing I think is positive about having a poor memory is that when someone tells me a secret, it is definitely safe with me. I’ve heard that eating blueberries is beneficial for memory so I’ve been eating blueberries and I think it works. I can remember when they were only $1.50 a pound. We’re told to stimulate our minds and memory by reading, doing crossword puzzles or maybe learning a new language. I don’t like crossword puzzles so I tried Sudoku; it enhanced my anger management more than my memory skills. I tried a foreign language once and it created only bad memories. Everyone else in the class already had one year of German except me and the instructor didn’t know this. He just thought I was the class idiot. He also had some memory problems because he never could remember my name. He just addressed me as “Herr Dumb Kopf”! I did buy a book once while in college for memory enhancement. It did work if you applied it. I don’t remember now who it is that I lent it to. They say that a stimulating ten minute conversation can boost memory abilities. It’s true. I recently met an old acquaintance, about my age, it took us both about ten minutes to remember why we knew each other. Norman Vincent Peale taught us to always look at the positive side of life. I think that means that some things are best, forgotten. Excuse me; I just received a text from my wife. “Did you remember to buy toilet paper?” Later, gotta go!
Insect galls on trees and shrubs ............................
DAMAGE - Most insect galls do not affect the vigor of healthy, well-established trees and shrubs. Occasionally a heavy gall infestation can cause severe deformation and premature leaf drop but does not cause long-term damage to the tree. Leaf galls may look unsightly but they do not directly kill the plant. Twig galls may cause stem dieback and can kill small trees. USES – Historically galls were frequently used as ingredients in home remedies and were thought to be supernatural and possessed with future-telling powers. Dyes and inks were obtained from galls over the past several centuries. In recent times, galls have been used in the production of tannic acid. In some cultures galls are used as a food, probably because of their high starch and sugar content. TYPES - There are two types of galls: open and closed. Open galls are caused by insects with piercing, sucking mouthparts such as aphids, psyllids and mites. These galls have openings that allow gall makers to escape. Gall maker reproduction occurs within the open galls. Closed galls are made by insects with chewing mouthparts such as larvae of beetles, flies, wasps, and moths. None of these insects reproduce within the galls. Because these gall makers have chewing mouthparts, they are able to chew an opening to the outside. EXAMPLES & CONTROL Cottonwood petiole galls occur as rounded bumps on petioles causing premature leaf drop. The inside of the galls contain clusters of small light colored aphids. Treat with horticultural oil as leaves begin to expand. Hackberry nipplegalls occur as green nippleshaped galls on the underside of leaves. The small biting flies that occur in late September are the adults. No control is necessary. The honeylocust pod gall midge injures leaflets that form a pod around the midge larvae. The pods eventually turn brown and fall off. Treat the foliage with carbaryl, thiamethoxam or fenoxycarb as soon as the leaves expand and repeat treatment every two weeks. The maple bladder gall mite moves from the bark to the unfolding leaves in early spring. Their feeding on the underside of the leaves causes galls on the upperside as green bumps that turn red and then black. It looks worse than it is as very little harm is done to the tree. Prevent with the use of horticultural oil or dinotefuron applied to foliage when crawlers begin to move, usually late May or when lilac flowers begin to fade. My sources for this news release were the Iowa State University Extension and South Dakota State Department of Agriculture. If you would like more information about “Insect Galls on Trees and Shrubs” call Bob Drown at the Conservation Office at 605-244-5222, Extension 4.
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continued from page 5 Leonard Jonas also attended. Jim and Patsy Miller traveled to Hettinger Tuesday. Jim visited his mother, Violet at the Western Horizon’s care center. Jim and Patsy were supper guests of Matt and Christi Miller. Jim and Patsy Miller played cards at the senior center in Hettinger Thursday evening. Jim and Patsy Miller were among those who attended the Borchert auction Saturday. Jim and Patsy Miller were Sunday afternoon visitors of Nolan and
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Linda Seim. Jim and Patsy Miller traveled to Buffalo Monday for the parade. Saturday morning, Tim and JoAnne Seim were visitors of Chet and Mandy Anderson and family. Bonnie Haynes was a Sunday dinner guest of Tim and JoAnne Seim. Kaye and Andy Arthur, Coby and Colt; Annie Ellingson; Greg Seim; Karen Buchholz of Lead were Monday dinner guests of Tim and JoAnne Seim. Jasmine Seim had a play date with the Anderson girls Monday while Nolan, Linda and Logan Seim traveled to Hettinger. Lynn Frey attended a meeting in Huron Friday. He returned home Saturday. Marilyn Schwartzbauer, Noel and Braylyn Miller stopped in at Dorothy Frey’s Thursday and Friday they continued on to Colorado to visit Joy Tupper and family. Wade Miller flew out to join them. REMINDER: Rosebud will hold a potluck and ladies meeting following worship Sunday Sept 9th.
By Robert W. Drown, Natural Resource Specialist Galls are abnormal growths on plant tissues of trees and shrubs caused by insects, mites, nematodes, bacteria, fungi, and viruses. There are hundreds of unique galls in a broad range of sizes, shapes, colors, and textures. Galls may be found on leaves, stems, twigs, branches, trunks, and roots. Insects or mites that cause galls to form are called gall makers. Galls grow due to either feeding by the gall maker or egg laying on or within the plant tissues. Galls grow to surround the tiny insects and mites that form them, providing some protection from weather, predators, and parasites. The gall is a ready source of food for the gall maker, rich in protein and carbohydrates. Each species of gall maker causes its own distinctive gall that is different in appearance from galls caused by other species. The insect or mite develops and grows during the summer and emerges from the gall as an adult either in the summer or the following spring. The nature of gall formation was not determined until recent times, although galls have been written about since Roman days. Galls are caused by plant-growthregulating chemicals and stimuli produced gall makers. Galls form as a result of cell multiplication in growing tissue.
Well-maintained trees and shrubs can increase property value by up to 14%.
It’s been another busy week. The guys knocked the crumbling foundation out from under the barn and tore down the old, dilapidated lean-to on the horse barn. Reub and Casey built a new, bigger lean-to and will be putting bright red steel on it and the barn. They set the rafters on Monday and went after material on Thursday and Friday. All that’s left to be done is nailing on the steel. I’m not kidding; pretty soon I expect that they’ll have a roof over every inch of the ranch that doesn’t grow grass! A huge crowd gathered at the school gym in Bison Tuesday to bid goodbye to young Matthew Sandgren. It’s hard to imagine a 15-year-old boy could have such an impact on the community, but Matthew certainly did. At age five, he was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma and he fought a long, courageous battle against the cancer until his fight ended and he entered Heaven on August 23. Matthew leaves a big hole in our community and our prayers are with his family. I drove from Matthew’s funeral to Bismarck, North Dakota for the North Dakota Petroleum Council legislator tour of the oil fields. Seven members of the South Dakota Oil and Gas Development committee and two of our staff met with former Reva resident, Lynn Helms, Director of North Dakota’s Department of Mineral Resources at the Kelly Inn in Bismarck, where we spent the night. Thursday morning, the bus picked up 25 North Dakota legislators in Minot and our first stop was Tioga where we were given briefings by sev-
Grand River Roundup..........................By Betty Olson
eral oil field experts and a geologist. After lunch we toured a frac site, a well site, an oil rig, a rail facility and a gas plant. Thursday evening we had supper and met with Williston Community leaders at the Kaiser House and then we all spent the night at a Nabors “crew camp” south of Williston. After breakfast at the crew camp Friday morning, we met with the mayor of Williston and two members of the Williston Economic Development before getting back on the bus for the trip back to Bismarck. Lynn Helms is a fountain of useful information and is a great contact person for our legislative committee. I also enjoyed visiting with another North Dakotan on the bus. Tad Torgerson is a former bull rider from Rugby who works for the North Dakota Office of Management and Budget. He used to rodeo with the McGee brothers from Rhame, knows some of my kids, and is friends with Henry and Linda Mohagen and their family. Like they say, it’s a small, small world! The Medora to Deadwood wagon train arrived in Deadwood Saturday after spending eight days on the trail. The wagons left Buffalo last Saturday and followed the route of the Medora to Deadwood stageline. They arrived in Belle Fourche on Thursday where the Tri-State Museum staff planned a dinner and program that evening. Their last camp was Friday in Spearfish at the High Plains Western Heritage Center and the wagon train ended on Saturday with a parade down Deadwood’s Main Street, followed by a trail’s end event at the new Days of 76
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Museum. The afternoon activities included the Badlands Circuit Finals steer roping and a ranch rodeo. Ray and Linda Gilbert of Buffalo rode the lead wagon and Dick Herman and Leroy Dean were trail bosses. We had a lot of family here for the Labor Day weekend in Buffalo. Teri Dee, Mike and boys came from Minnesota, Sage, Alaina, and Acalia came down from Dickinson, and Sandy Dan came up from Newell. Taz came home from college in Chadron and Lanie came down from Dickinson to join the rest of Casey’s family. Guy and Megan and boys had planned to come from Gillette, but Guy decided that since their house got trashed in a hailstorm, they had better use the time to repair the damage and Thad and his family couldn’t make it either. The challenges faced by law enforcement in the oil patch made me think of this: A man had just settled into his seat next to the window on the plane when another man sat down in the aisle seat and put his black Labrador Retriever in the middle seat next to the man. The first man looked very quizzically at the dog and asked why the dog was allowed on the plane. The second man explained that he was from the Police Drugs Enforcement Agency and that the dog was a “sniffing dog”. “His name is Sniffer and he's the best there is. I'll show you once we get airborne, when I put him to work.” The plane took off, and once it has leveled out, the policeman said, “Watch this.” He told Sniffer to search.
Sniffer jumped down, walked along the aisle, and finally sat very purposefully next to a woman for several seconds. Sniffer then returned to his seat and put one paw on the policeman's arm. The policeman said, “Good boy”, and he turned to the man and said, “That woman is in possession of marijuana, I'm making a note of her seat number and the authorities will apprehend her when we land.” “Gee, that's pretty good,” replied the first man. Once again, the policeman sent Sniffer to search the aisles. The Lab sniffed about, sat down beside a man for a few seconds, returned to its seat, and this time he placed two paws on the agent's arm. The policeman said, “That man is carrying cocaine, so again, I'm making a note of his seat number for the police.” “I like it!” said his seat mate. The policeman then told Sniffer to search again. Sniffer walked up and down the aisles for a little while, sat down for a moment, and then came racing back to the agent, jumped into the middle seat and proceeded to defecate all over the place. The first man was really disgusted by this behavior and couldn't figure out how or why a well-trained dog would behave like that, so he asked the policeman, “What's going on?” The policeman nervously replied, “He's just found a bomb.”
Meadow News
By Tiss Treib
Art and Marilyn Christman traveled to Rapid City Friday where they met the plane and picked up their daughter Julie Scott of Glendale, AZ who will be spending a week with them. Bernie Rose and Vonnie Foster attended the funeral of Robert Wilbur in Bison Wednesday. Betty Walikainen and Bernie Rose traveled to Bison Thursday. Vonnie and Cassie Foster and Bernie Rose went to Lisa’s for dinner Sunday. Tuesday, Mike Ginther and Siblut Coulliette were visitors of Fred and Bev Schopp’s. Fred and Bev Schopp attended the Lemmon/McIntosh – Bison football game Friday evening in Lemmon. Carolyn Petik visited briefly with Bev Schopp Thursday. Mike Ginther spent Sunday at the Schopp ranch. Ray, Julie, Katie, Kelly, Krista and Justin Schopp were Monday supper guests of Fred and Bev Schopp.
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PUBLIC HEARING AT BISON SCHOOL
Proposed expenditure of Capital Outlay Funds September 10 7:00 p.m. Bison school board room
(during the regular September meeting of the Bison School District Board of Education) The board is proposing to build a new school shop and classroom building.
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Wedding Dance at the Beeler Community Center in Lemmon September 15th, for Keith Mutschler and Anne Ellingson. Live music by Badger Horse from
There will be a baby shower for Lindsey Serr on September 16, 2:00 at Grand Electric social room
9p.m.-1a.m.. Everyone Welcome.

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