Bison Courier, Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Volume 30 Number 7 August 2, 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 Farmers Union urges USDA to open CRP to haying and grazing
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Morris retires as Bison Postmaster
South Dakota Farmers Union is urging USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack to open Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands in South Dakota to haying and grazing because of continued drought conditions. CRP lands are typically closed to haying and grazing after landowners enter into a contract with the government promising to not farm, graze or hay the land. Landowners receive government payments to keep the land in CRP. In a letter sent today, Farmers Union President Doug Sombke asked Secretary Vilsack to open South Dakota’s CRP to haying and grazing to bring some relief to farmers and ranchers. “South Dakotans have been slammed with one of the warmest springs and summers on record,” Sombke wrote. “We’ve broken numerous heat records and have fallen
well below our typical rainfall average for the year. Our state, over the past two weeks, has gone from severe and moderate drought levels to extreme and severe, resulting directly in a great loss of haying capability and capacity.” Much of the concern, especially for livestock producers, focuses on not having enough grazing land or hay to feed cattle. Without sufficient feed, some cattle producers could be forced to sell parts of their herd because there simply isn’t enough feed. “While I don’t believe opening haying on the number of acres currently in CRP will be a full-relief measure, it will aid our livestock owners and help them retain their livestock rather than sell off numbers to withstand the remainder of the drought,” Sombke said.
USDA authorizes emergency haying and grazing of CRP Acres in South Dakota
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Craig Schaunaman, today announced that in response to drought conditions, FSA has authorized emergency haying and grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for all South Dakota counties. "South Dakota producers interested in emergency haying and grazing of CRP must contact their local FSA offices to obtain approval to hay or graze CRP," said Schaunaman. Any approved emergency haying and grazing of CRP cannot begin until August 2, 2012, which is after the end of the primary nesting and brood rearing season in South Dakota. "Producers will also need to obtain a modified conservation plan from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that includes haying and grazing requirements," he said. Under CRP emergency haying and grazing provisions, haying activity may not exceed August 31, 2012, and grazing activity may not exceed September 30, 2012. The acreage eligible for emergency haying and grazing is limited to those conservation practices eligible under the emergency release of CRP for haying and grazing purposes. Currently there are approximately 532,000 acres of CRP available for emergency haying and grazing in South Dakota. There are an additional 19,000 acres of Conservation Prac-
Shirley Morris, Scott Reede, Officer in Charge, Anne Fickbohn, Installing Officer.
Relay For Life is August 3, in Lemmon
Are you ready to Relay? Ten teams have signed up to participate in the American Cancer Society “Relay for life” to be held August 3rd from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Lemmon Lions Field. The public is invited and we urge everyone to come down and join in the evenings events. After the opening ceremonies, the first lap will be for all cancer survivors and their support team. This is a true victory lap. Bart Damjanovich will provide music to walk to. There will be an inspirational speaker at 8:00 p.m. Games and :Lap events will be held for one and all. Each team will provide a Silent Auction basket for anyone to bid on. At dusk, luminaries lining the Track will be lit and we will all honor family members and friends who are fighting cancer; those that are now cancer free; and the memory of those lost to this horrible disease. Luminaries are for sale at the Banks or from team members for $10.00 each or 3 for $25.00. They will also be on sale at the event. The R-Bar will provide refreshments throughout the evening with part of their proceeds being donated to the Relay. Some beaded cancer jewelry has also been donated. Come out and help support a worthy cause. “Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back” so there can be a world with more birthdays and less cancer. For information call Donna Erhart at 374-3569 or Jill Olson at 374-5669.
Local work group meeting
The Perkins County Conservation District is inviting the public to a local work group meeting on Thursday, August 9th, at 8:00 AM at the USDA Service Center in Bison. The purpose of this meeting is to prioritize resource concerns for the four areas of land use which are crop, grazingland, headquarters and forestland. These resource concerns will be used to establish ranking criteria for NRCS programs. They invite all individuals, private organizations and public agencies to come and give their opinions on the natural resource issues facing the district. For more information contact the District at 244-5222 ext. 3.
Summer reading program potluck, August 15, 6 p.m. at the City Park. families who participated in the summer reading program are welcome. Face painting and games to follow supper.
Hutterrite chickens will be here August 10, at 9:30. Call orders in by August 8, 244-5518. Student athletes need physical before they can practice. Practice
Highlights & Happenings
begins on August 13, Football Practice starts from 6:30 - 11:30 a.m. Volleyball practice 7 - 11 a.m. Anyone interested in serving concessions at home games
tice 25, Rare and Declining Habitat available for emergency grazing purposes only. Wetland and farmable wetland conservation practices are considered to be environmentally sensitive; therefore, are not eligible for emergency haying and grazing. On July 11, 2012, Secretary Vilsack announced that the 25 percent CRP payment reduction will be reduced to 10 percent for all 2012 emergency haying and grazing authorizations in order to provide greater flexibility to farmers and ranchers in response to the drought conditions. Under emergency haying and grazing provisions, producers are reminded that the same CRP acreage cannot be both hayed and/or grazed at the same time. For example, if 50 percent of a field or contiguous field is hayed, the remaining unhayed 50 percent cannot be grazed; it must remain unhayed and ungrazed for wildlife habitat purposes. In an effort to proactively serve South Dakota farmers and ranchers, the South Dakota Farm Service Agency and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture are encouraging producers to utilize the on-line hay finder services available via and www.hayexchange.com www.haybarn.com. For more information and to request approval for emergency haying and grazing of CRP acres contact your local FSA office.
Summer Rec starts again August 6th. Ages 5-10, 9:30-11:00. Ages 11+, 12:00-2:00. Monday, Tuesday,
should contact the school at 2445961.
The benefit account for Matthew Sandgren remains open at Dacotah Bank.
and Thursday. Last day: Picnic in the Park! August 16th, 11:30-1:00.
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Burkhalter awarded scholarship at SDSU Meatless Monday bad for South Dakota
By Senator John Thune Kimberley and I do our best to maintain a healthy diet. We eat our fruits and vegetables, we consume many high-fiber foods, and we try not to eat too many sweets. Part of our well-balanced diet and exercise also includes a good source of protein. We always enjoy eating a well prepared steak or pork chop on a warm summer evening. Not only are the steaks delicious, but our family also recognizes that our food consumption habits support industries that are important to our South Dakota economy. That is why it was hard to believe that our very own U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the federal agency tasked with promoting agriculture production and consumption across our country, would encourage people not to eat meat. On July 23rd, USDA sent an in-house “Greening Headquarters Update” newsletter encouraging employees to participate in “Meatless Mondays” while dining in USDA’s cafeterias. The newsletter went on to attack the production of meat in the U.S., saying that meat production has “a large environmental impact,” and that an employee should “help yourself and the environment” by not eating meat. South Dakota farmers and ranchers deserve an ally in the Department of Agriculture, not an adversary. USDA should be committed to policies, both internally and externally, that support our nation’s food and livestock industry. I recently signed onto a letter sent by the Senate Western Caucus to USDA Secretary Vilsack that asked for clarification as to whether he believes the discouragement of meat consumption in its facilities reflects the values of the department, and if the department believes their actions have shown support for farmers and ranchers in the midst of a very difficult drought. USDA has since retracted their support for “Meatless Mondays” and removed the newsletter. While I was glad to see the department walk back their support, I hope others will join me in continuing to call out the dangerous claims made about the meat production industry, and support the important role ranchers and cattlemen play in our national economy. I look forward to others joining me over the next several Mondays in supporting the products of farmers and ranchers across South Dakota.
Quasquicentennial farm and ranch award at South Dakota State Fair
Farm families that have enjoyed 100 or 125 years of life on the farm or ranch have the opportunity to be honored during the South Dakota State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 30. Century Farms have been recognized at the State Fair since 1984 by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) and the South Dakota Farm Bureau (SDFB). Farms and ranches that had been family-owned for 125 years or more were recognized in a quasquicentennial event last year. That tradition will continue this year. Recognition of the Quasquicentennial Farms will immediately follow the Century Farms program. “Farm and ranch families are the backbone of South Dakota agriculture,” said SDFB President Scott VanderWal. “Families that have survived 125 years of drought, floods, winter storms, insects and difficult economic times should be recognized for their great achievements.”
Valarie Burkhalter of Prairie City was awarded the Yellow and Blue Scholarship for the 20122013 academic year at South Dakota State University. Burkhalter is an incoming freshman majoring in nursing at SDSU, the daughter of Brad and Jennifer Burkhalter and is a 2012 graduate of the Burkhalter Home School.
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Thursday, August 2
Hungarian Goulash cooked cabbage pears
Friday, August 3
Breaded baked fish company potatoes stewed tomatoes tropical fruit
A farm or ranch is eligible for Century Farm recognition if at least 80 acres of original land has been continuously owned by the same family for 100 years or longer. A Quasquicentennial Farm must meet the same acreage requirements and be owned by the same family for 125 years or longer. “It takes many generations of commitment to keep a farm or ranch in the family for 100 or 125 years,” said South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Walt Bones. “These farm and ranch families represent the steadfast dedication that South Dakota has to agriculture. Agriculture is here to stay.” Application forms can be obtained online for both the Century Farm and the Quasquicentennial Farm recognition at www.sdfbf.org or http://sdda.sd.gov/Secretary/ Century-Farms or by calling 605353-8052. All forms must be completed and notarized before being returned by Aug. 13 to the South Dakota Farm Bureau, P.O. Box 1426, Huron, SD, 57350.
Chicken parmesan oven baked brown rice baked squash cranberry juice cocktail cooked apples Pork chops w/ celery sauce mashed potatoes green bean casserole tropical fruit BBQ beef on a bun parsley carrots potato salad lime sunshine salad banana
Monday, August 6
Letters to the editor
Dear Editor, I attended The Oil and Gas Study Interim Committee hearing held in Bison. In all the years I have lived in Perkins County I never recall there ever being a Legislative Committee hearing here. Ten of he 15 committee members plus tow legislative Research Council were in attendance. In addition there were officials from Harding County including the Auditor and a commissioner, several Perkins County employees, school administration with board members and taxpayers from the town and rural area; a pretty broad spectrum of the county. Who was not there was quite appalling. This important hearing, critical to the operations of counties and towns in northwestern South Dakota had no representatives from the Perkins County Commission, the Bison Town Board and the Lemmon City Council, all elected decision makers for local governments, all were invited as recorded in their official minutes. Is it any wonder that this part of the state (almost onefourth of the land mass of SD) gets no respect when the State Legislature considers issues that affect us directly? Thanks to the Bison School Board and Superintendent for attending and voicing their concerns, at least they are looking forward to what energy development impacts may affect the operation of the school. Highway Superintendent, Tracy Buer and Sheriff Serr expressed their concerns as well. Active County Commissioners? None! Brad Besler, winner of the primary election for the county Commission was there but he is not in office now and still has to survive the General Election in November to become a County Commissioner. It is quite evident that our Commission has their collective heads in the sand when it comes to the impacts of any economic boom, they don’t have a plan! Ahh, you say, Willard Ottman and Mike Schweitzer attended the reception for the Committee in Lemmon on Monday evening. Excuse me; that was not the hearing! A hearing is where the people’s voices are heard, where the employees who have to make things work “in trenches” get to voice their worries about services, funding, budgets and so forth. No Perkins County Commissioner was in attendance to hear those concerns. A glaring fact, the Committee asked if there was a representative for the city there; no, nada, none. Not even a representative of the County or City to welcome the Interim Committee to the area. The Committee asked if the City had a plan on how to handle housing demands and would they have the capacity for waste water treatment in the event pf a “man camp”. What about emergency services? Could the city or the county get additional employees to provide needed services? Does the County or the Cities have written plans to address any of these issues? The answer, apparently not, at least there was no one there to comment otherwise. So we must assume there are no plans even “in the works”. Sincerely Karen Englehart
Tuesday, August 7
Wednesday, August 8
A headache and inflammatory pain can be reduced by eating 20 tart cherries.
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“Thank you Bison” It was great to visit Bison recently. I enjoyed the time I was able to spend with local businesses and at a town hall meeting with folks in the community. I was able to meet with the leadership and employees of Grand Electric and Telephone and received a tour of their facility. One of the topics of discussion was the impact of government regulations on services and consumer costs. I want to thank everyone that came out to the town hall to ask questions and share their concerns with me. One of the big issues we discussed was our nation’s debt crisis, which has increased almost 50 percent under President Obama. We also discussed the Farm Bill and concerns about drought conditions. What I saw in Bison and the surrounding areas was alarming. This drought is hurting South Dakotans now, which is why I am continuing to be such a vocal advocate for action on a Farm Bill in Washington that includes livestock disaster assistance. There is nothing more productive than conversations like the ones I had in Bison with folks who live and breathe the federal government’s policies every day in South Dakota. I would like to thank those who shared their thoughts and comments with me. I am honored to represent the people of Bison, Perkins County, and the people of South Dakota in Congress, and encourage folks to contact my office in Rapid City at 605791-4673 for assistance or to share comments and concerns.
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Hafner places at South Dakota State horse show Old traditions and new excitement
at the Corson County Fair
It’s time again for the Corson County Fair in McIntosh August 10-12th! We are keeping up our tried and true traditions with our 4-H and Open Class static exhibit judging Friday August 10th. Enter your photography, baked goods, horticulture, and crafts to see how you stack up against the rest! Saturday August 11th will be the livestock show starting at 8:30. This year we have an added $600 purse to the Pen of Three and Jackpot Steer and Heifer show. For the first time at the Corson County Fair non 4-Hers and cloverbuds can compete in the Bottle Calf and Bottle Lamb classes. A great way to introduce youngsters to livestock showmanship and carry on a great tradition! Tshirts awarded to all participants. The cookie contest is a great way to off your baking skills and if you can’t bake make sure to be at the cookie auction Saturday at 2:30 to buy the best! The horse playday will start off the day Sunday August 12th. A taste of the old west and prizes awarded in three age groups! Cowboy Chapel Sunday at 8:00 will feature David Bauman and special music. Along with great traditions there is new excitement at the Corson County Fair! Saturday August 11th entertainment is a switch from what was first advertised. A talent show at 6:30 will showcase local stars in youth and adult divisions. Top three places will be paid in both divisions. Admission to the entertainment will be an item or cash donation for military care packages. Don’t cheer on the talent on an empty stomach, come early for the pork sandwich supper at 5:00! Another new event at the Corson County Fair will be the Veggie Races Sunday August 12th. Following the traditional turtle races held at noon, the veggie races will be action for all ages! Bring your own vegetables or add wheels to one of ours and see who can speed down the ramp fastest. T-shirts awarded to winners in each age division. Who said fun couldn’t be healthy! Make the new excitement of the Corson County Fair in McIntosh part of your family traditions!
Congratulations to Perkins County 4-Her Nicole Hafner who received a Purple Ribbon and placed 3rd overall for her Jr Division Barrel run at the State 4-H Horse Show, which was held in Huron, SD July 24th-26th. Her time was 18.43 which was only .13 of a second behind the Reserve Champion who had a time of 18.30. This was Nicole’s first time competing at the South Dakota State Horse Show. Great job Nicole!
Cleaning the Harvest
This is the time of the summer that lots of garden vegetables and fruit are ready. We are all in picking and preserving heaven (or elsewhere if your back hurts)! The nibble marks on your veggies should remind you that you are not always the first to handle your garden harvest. Who knows where those “teeth/hands” have been? Whether it's produce from your own garden or something you've purchased at a farmer's market, it's always wise to clean fruits and vegetables properly before eating them. Washing away unwanted bacteria and chemical residue is a quick process so there is no excuse for skipping this step when preparing a meal. The name of the game is to clean the fruit or vegetable itself to avoid transferring germs either to or from the food. Here are some tips. Wash carrots, potatoes, cucumbers, oranges and the like before you peel to prevent transferring bacteria from the exterior to the edible portion. Use a soft scrub brush on firm
things like potatoes and apples. Soak intricate vegetables like broccoli or lettuce in cold, clean water for a minute or two. Remove and discard the outer leaves of leafy vegetables like lettuce and cabbage. Cut out bruised or damaged spots where bacteria may be harboring. Use a commercial vegetable wash or save your cash and use a vinegar solution to clean away oilbased or waxy pesticides and preservatives that water won't remove. After cleaning fruits and vegetables dry with a clean towel, dry produce keeps longer than wet or damp produce. Dirt and bacteria on the outside of fruits and vegetables can be transferred to the inside when the food is cut or peeled. Properly cleaning your food prior to preparing will prevent illness and the ingestion of harmful bacteria, dirt or chemicals. Although there are several commercial produce washes on the market today, the Food and Drug Administration recommends that you clean fruits and vegeta-
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bles under clean, running water prior to consuming. Three Tips for Washing Your Summer Berries: 1. Timing is everything: Only rinse berries right before you use them. Water increases the likelihood they'll start to mold. 2. Don't soak: Place them in a colander and rinse water over them instead of fully submerging them. 3. Give them a quick chill: Sunripened, warm berries have that delightful soft messiness to them, that’s what makes them incredibly delicate and difficult to wash. So a good tip is to refrigerate them for an hour or so. They will be easier to rinse when they've had a chance to firm up just a bit. Never use soap, bleach or detergents to clean vegetables and fruits. They can change the taste of the food or even cause illness when consumed. "Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God." -Thomas Jefferson Submitted by Karen Englehart, Master Gardener, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service
V acation Bible School August 6th - 10th ~ 9 a.m. - noon
All kids Pre-Kindergarten through Junior High are WELCOME! For more information call Wade Hofer at 788-2854 or Pastor Phil Hahn at 244-7246
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Assessing drought stressed corn
Water shortages are critical at any time of plant development but especially at the reproductive stage. They will lead to poorer crop performance and less yield potential, says Mark Rosenberg, SDSU Extension Weeds Field Specialist. Rosenberg explains that each crop has a different period of growth where adequate moisture will be necessary to reproduce. Corn to a degree can be fairly drought tolerant. However the critical time for moisture to be present is during the period 2 weeks before and after tasseling. "The first sign of moisture stress in corn is when leaf tissue wilts and rolls during the warmer parts of the day. Normally the plant will return to its normal vigor once the day cools off. As dry weather persists and intensifies the corn will not be able to draw sufficient water and will remained stressed both night and day. If the conditions persist for extended periods of time the leaf tissue will begin to die," Rosenberg said. "The first signs of death begin at the leaf tips and margins. This will progress to cover more leaf surface as available moisture decreases. The point at which the plant will not recover is called the permanent wilting point." Research has shown that four consecutive days of visible wilting can reduce yields by 5 to 10 percent. Also the rows of kernels (V6 to V8) and the length of the ear (V10 to V12) are determined prior to tasseling. "If stress occurs in those periods of time the ear will not increase even if rain is received," he said.
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Rosenberg adds that drought at the early stages of reproduction (silking and tasseling) can cause severe yield reductions. Some estimates suggest possible losses approaching 50% when the plant is short of moisture. Poor pollination will result in poor kernel development and unfilled ears, usually at the tip. To gain a better idea of how successful the pollination period was this season, Rosenberg explains an in-field test growers can conduct. "Once pollination has stopped, there is a three day window to walk the field and check random spots. Carefully detach the ear and remove the husk. Then give the exposed ear a shake and observe the silks. If they properly pollinated the ovules (immature kernels) they will drop from the ear. The higher number of silks shedding indicates successful pollination," Rosenberg said. Rosenberg shares another observation growers can make when deciding grain potential. "Look for ovule development about ten to 14 days after pollination. Look for small water-filled blisters emerging on the cob. These will develop into kernel as the season progresses and moisture is available," he said. "The yield potential shortly after pollination has completed will correspond closely to the success of pollination. If pollination success was low, rainfall after the pollination window will not increase yield potential. If yield potential is highly limited, salvaging the crop as forage should be considered."
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Pastors Perspective
First Presbyterian Church Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Toby Holzer hits one to the pitcher for an out.
PSALM 32:5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not hide my iniquity. Carrying the burden of wrong doing and sin can create havoc in our bodies. Sometimes we actually feel the heaviness of the burden in our heart. Other times we lose much needed sleep tossing and turning through the night due to the “dis-ease” that unresolved guilt has created in us. In a marvelously simple was, the psalmist reminds us that when we bring our confession to the lord, when we speak honestly to God, we receive the kind of healing that comes with the freeing word of forgiveness. hearing the promise if forgiveness can in turn bring healing of the body and restfull sleep. Confession and forgiveness restores us; it restores not only our relationships to God, but our physical well-being, too. Such healing is truly our salvation. Prayer; Gracious God, help us to understand that when we keep silent about our guilt, our bodies waste away --- but when we speak our confession to you, you offer the healing balm of forgiveness. We thank you for that gift. Amen.
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
Kristina Sackman catcher for Lemmon, Beau Chapman hits a fly ball out into right field as pitcher Troy looks on.
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
Dangerous, accessible and hard to stamp out
New synthetic "bath salts" that cause bizarre, violent behavior staying one step ahead of the law
By Ruth Gibson America's latest drug epidemic isn't taking place in back alleyways or squalid houses in urban city centers. The new drugs of choice, strong substances made, packaged, and sold by amateur chemists under brands like "Ivory Wave," ''Vanilla Sky" and "Bliss," are for sale in broad daylight, in regular stores for as little as $15. Over the past two years, the U.S. has experienced a surge in the use of synthetic drugs made of legal chemicals that mimic the dangerous effects of cocaine, amphetamines and other illegal stimulants. These drugs are sold at small, independent stores in misleading packages similar to common household items like bath salts, incense and plant food. Despite their harmless-looking packaging, these substances are powerful, mind-altering drugs that have been linked to bizarre and violent behavior across the country. On July 10, President Barack Obama signed a bill banning the use, sale, production and possession of more than two dozen of the most common drugs generically referred to as "bath salts." But health professionals say lawmakers are struggling keep up with bath salt producers, who constantly adjust their chemical formulas to construct new synthetic drugs that aren't hindered by new laws.
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: Lemmon - 4:45 p.m., Bison - 7:15 p.m. Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Morristown - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 10:30 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Reva • Worship Service - 9:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m. Worship Service -9:30 a.m.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
Prairie City Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
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Change your diet, change your mood?
Science says the answer is yes. Food isn't just fuel for the body; it feeds the mind and changes our moods. Food scientists are still exploring the big picture regarding food and mood, but it's clear that certain foods have a feel-good factor. Try these five mood-boosting snacks. Bananas offer serious mood-lifting power, with their combination of vitamins B6, A, and C; fiber; tryptophan; potassium; phosphorous; iron; protein; and healthy carbohydrates. When you eat a banana, you'll get a quick boost from the fructose as well as sustaining energy from the fiber, which helps prevent a blood sugar spike and ensuing drop in energy and mood. Carbohydrates aid in the absorption of tryptophan in the brain, and vitamin B6 helps convert the tryptophan into moodlifting serotonin. Bananas are also a great source of potassium. While potassium isn't directly related to mood, it's needed to regulate fluid levels and keep muscles working properly, which is important for feeling energized, a key factor for a sunny outlook. And finally, bananas also offer iron, which is crucial to producing energy and fighting fatigue. Best of all, bananas are available year-round and are easy to tote -just make sure to pack them on top! Walnuts contain a handful of components that contribute to a good mood, including omega-3s, vitamin B6, tryptophan, protein, and folate. Higher blood levels of omega-3s have been linked with better mood and lower rates of depression, while lower blood levels of omega-3s have been associated with higher rates of depression and negative feelings. An animal study authored by Harvard Medical School Professor William Carlezon found that omega-3s and uridine (another substance found in walnuts, which plays an important role in helping metabolize carbohydrates) worked in the same way as standard antidepressant medications. The standard dosage of omega-3 oils recommended by many experts is one gram (1,000 mg) per day. You'll get about the same amount, as well as a healthy dose of fiber and protein, in just half an ounce of walnuts. About two teaspoons of walnut oil will also do the trick, but you won't get the all the nutrition you would from the whole nut. Sunflower seeds are a super source of folate and magnesium, two substances that play a significant role in regulating and boosting mood. Just a handful of sunflower seeds delivers half the daily recommended amount for magnesium. Magnesium, in addition to regulating mood, plays an essential role in hundreds of bodily functions. Magnesium deficiency is often responsible for feelings of fatigue, nervousness, and anxiety (since it triggers an increase in adrenaline), and it's been linked to various mood disorders. Sufficient, stable magnesium levels, on the other hand, help us achieve a calm and relaxed state, the prefect precursor to a good mood. It's so effective, in fact, that scientific studies have shown magnesium supplementation to be beneficial in treating major depression, suicidal tendencies, anxiety, irritability, and insomnia. Folate (also known as vitamin B9 and as folic acid) is a B-complex vitamin that's intimately linked with nervous system function. Folate deficiency may result in feelings of irritability, depression, and brain fog, as well as insomnia. Being well rested and keeping a clear head are two of the primary factors in fueling a good mood, so snacking on sunflower seeds is a smart move in more ways than one. Sunflower seeds are a good source of tryptophan and are often recommended by nutritional experts as a natural method of boosting serotonin levels. They're also rich in fiber, which helps maintain stable hormone levels -- one of the keys to keeping even-keeled.
Dark Chocolate A number of unscientific studies name chocolate the number-one craved food in America, so it makes sense that indulging in chocolate makes for a happy experience. And as it turns out, there are some real reasons why that's so. For one, chocolate contains a number of substances that elevate mood, including fat, sugar, caffeine, phenylethylamine, flavonols, theobromine, and tryptophan. Caffeine and theobromine are
two naturally occurring stimulants found in chocolate. Along with sugar and fat, these substances provide a swift burst of energy and mood-lifting power. Chocolate also contains the mood-boosting compounds phenylethylamine, tyramine, tryptophan, and magnesium. While these substances are found in many other foods, even in higher concentrations, chocolate has an advantage because of its appeal on several sensory levels: it has a rich, mouth-pleasing texture; an intense taste; and an appealing aroma. For many of us, just the idea of indulging in chocolate is enough to elicit a positive emotional response. In addition to these natural pickme-ups, when you eat chocolate, a number of reactions occur, including the release of serotonin in the brain and mood-elevating endorphins in the body. This heady combination can result in a temporarily lifted mood and even a fleeting feeling of euphoria, which may explain why some people turn to chocolate when they're feeling blue. Finally, cocoa is a natural source of antioxidant flavonoids, which increase blood flow (and thus oxygenation) in the brain, and which may contribute to better brain function. Not all chocolate is created equal, though. For the best health and happiness benefits, go for goodquality dark chocolate with a cocoa level of 70 percent or higher. The more cocoa it contains, the higher the levels of healthy compounds, so the darker the chocolate, the better it is for you. Eggs might not be the first food that comes to mind when you think of a snack, but a hard-boiled egg is easy to make and easy to transport. It's also a really good-for-you and good-for-your-mood snack. Full of high-quality protein and omega-3s (from hens eating a diet rich in omega-3s), eggs are also an excellent source of vitamin B12 (riboflavin) and a good source of vitamins B2, B5, and D. And one boiled egg contains more than 20 percent of the daily recommended amount of tryptophan. While carbs are crucial for converting tryptophan into serotonin, protein is an important part of the process, too. A balanced diet that includes high-quality lean protein, like you find in eggs, and healthy carbs also helps stabilize blood sugar and prevent emotional highs and lows. And the Vitamin B12 in eggs plays a significant role in the production of energy and helps alleviate memory problems and symptoms of depression.
KINDERGARTEN: Several #2 pencils, 1 large eraser, 1 box of 8 crayons, 1 pair scissors, 3 large glue sticks, 1 box washable markers, 1 backpack or school bag, 1 large box Kleenex, 1 pair gym shoes, 1 spiral notebook GRADE ONE: 1 box 24 crayons, 1 paper folder, 1 tablet, several No. 2 pencils, several glue sticks, set of 24 colored pencils, Fiskars scissors, a big eraser, gym shoes, Kleenex, Clorox wipes, gallon and quart Ziploc bags, 1 12 oz. bottle hand sanitizer GRADE TWO: 1 pair of sharp scissors, 1 box 24 crayons, box of Kleenex, No. 2 pencils, box of erasers that fit on pencils, glue sticks, 1 box Crayola markers, school box, colored pencils, 2 wide ruled notebooks, gym shoes, clipboard, 3x3 sticky notes 3 pack, 1 box gallon Ziploc bags, addition flash cards. GRADE THREE: 3 spiral bound notebooks (wide-ruled), 1 pkg loose leaf paper (wide ruled), box 24 crayons, 1 box washable markers, 1 pack of colored pencils, 1 supply box (pencils, crayons, etc.), 1 highlighter, scissors, 4 pocket folders (NO PRONGS), 1 box of Kleenex, 1 large package of BLACK dry erase markers, 1 eraser, 1 box of No. 2 pencils, 3 Elmers glue sticks, 1- 8 oz. bottle hand sanitizer, 1 container Clorox Wipes, gym shoes, box of erasers that fit on pencils.
GRADE FOUR: large eraser, compass, protractor, No. 2 pencils, scissors, Ruler (standard and metric measurement), 1 container Clorox wipes, gym shoes, box of Kleenex, 1 box 24 crayons, 2- glue sticks, set of 12 colored pencils, fine tip markers, 2 pocket folders, 4wide ruled spiral notebooks, 1- 4x6 or 5x7 notebook to use as a journal GRADE FIVE: large eraser, 3 spiral notebooks, compass, protractor, No. 2 pencils, 2 pkgs of loose leaf paper, ruler(standard and metric measurements), gym shoes, box of Kleenex, 1 box 24 crayons, glue sticks, set of 12 colored pencils, fine tip markers, 3 pocket folders
GRADE SIX: compass, clear protractor, eraser, No. 2 pencils, 1 highlighter, glue sticks, large box Kleenex, colored pencils (set of 12), scissors, 1 1/2” 3 ring binder, 2 pkgs loose leaf college ruled paper, 3 notebooks, 4 pocket folders, gym shoes, ruler, locker shelf/boxes, planner. 7TH & 8TH GRADES: 1 large 3 ring binder (to accommodate all classes) 2 packages loose leaf paper, pencils & extra lead, 1 2-pocket folder for each class, pens, colored pencils or markers, 10 page dividers/tabs, box of Kleenex, 1 extra fine point black sharpie, 1 fine point black sharpie, art eraser, sketchbook, 1 pencil pouch that fits in 3 ring binder, ruler, scientific calculator, planner. No Notebooks. HS ART: 1 extra fine point black sharpie, 1 black sharpie, sketchbook HS SCIENCE: loose leaf paper, 2” binder w/folder dividers, scientific calculator. All students in grades 7-12: one box of Kleenex
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Guest Columnist
Myrtle’s Smoke Signals
titude is occasional; NOT NORMAL. But tourist’s visits are short and they aren’t likely to know the difference especially if their priority is finding their toddler a buffalo stuffed animal. Of course, when a wildland fire really gets with the program in an extremely high fire danger area infested with mountain pine beetles, and suffering from a severe drought with daily temperatures fluctuating between 90-100 degrees, the most important thing is to once again, reassure tourists. Ideally the announcement should be worded in a way that sounds convincing, regardless of the current conditions that can fuel a fast-consuming fire. The loudspeaker continued its announcement with “it (fire) is under control.” The literal translation is, “Stay here; carry on with your leisure shopping, picture taking, and looking around; your money is safe with us as long as you spend it within our city limits.” As soon as a fire has a good running start and changes direction a few times like menopausal Myrtle did, locals will tell you the main priority of government fire agencies at this point is to establish base camp so it can be governmentally determined that extensive support is needed. Next, a large, open area with highway access needs to be established. Our
The drought task force
by Gov. Dennis Daugaard Just a year ago, South Dakotans were responding to record flooding, and many people wondered when the water would go down. How quickly things change. I recently attended the first meeting of the South Dakota Drought Task Force, a group I convened in response to an unprecedented string of hot, dry days and nights. A smaller group of representatives of state agencies has been meeting regularly for several weeks, monitoring the weather, following fire reports, and tracking forage and crop conditions. With drought conditions spreading across much of the state, we needed to formalize those meetings and add more players to the conversation. Thirty-five South Dakota counties are listed as "severe" on the U.S. Drought Monitor. We've already had more than 300 wildfires this year. Most of the state has seen above-average temperatures for several weeks, and many areas have been without any significant precipitation for some time. Last month was the driest June in history for Vermillion, Yankton, and Sioux Falls. Activating the Drought Task Force allows us to bring together all levels of government and all sources of information for direct communication. Our goal is to gather the best, most current data available and make sure South Dakotans have access to that information as quickly as possible. Many of our citizens are under great stress from the drought, and The many have questions. Drought Task Force is the forum where citizens can ask those questions and get the best possible answers. Each of us needs to do what we can to help our fellow South Dakotans. That’s how we made it through last year’s flooding, and that's how we'll get through this new test, together.
Amy Kirk is a ranch wife from Custer, South Dakota.
The best way to find out what’s going on with a fire is to look for smoke signals. I first became aware of the Myrtle Fire while running errands in a nearby tourist town. An announcement came over the downtown loudspeaker system that plays music I would categorize as annoying, along Main Street. I watched a big plume of smoke grow in the vicinity of my community and residence as I headed home. In the beginning stages of a fire like Myrtle, the first thing any tourist town will want to do is take care of the tourists. To achieve this, it’s pertinent to speak reassuringly to visitors about the unfolding situation. To put visitors’ minds at ease, the best thing to say about a billowing column of smoke is something like, “You may notice the smoke off in the distance. This is normal around here.” Even if it’s not, you can say that if you haven’t actually lived around here long enough to know that a wildland fire of Myrtle’s at-
freshly cut hayfield possessed ideal conditions for a large helibase where 11 helicopters could land and refuel. Oftentimes, fire personnel begin an evacuation process. This was when I found out what my family values most. I had all of our vital records, wedding pictures and my photo scrapbooks I’d invested 3,000,000 hours putting together, all packed. My daughter had her favorite outfits, hair accessories and ipod touch packed and my son had the gun cabinet cleaned out but we never evacuated because what my husband wanted saved from a fire was our land. Once a big fire is under control, fire officials host a meeting about the fire’s status and answer residents’ questions. The literal translation is “complaint session.” The consensus of comments was why residents weren’t informed better about the status of the fire. A simple answer would be to look for smoke signals. Generally speaking, seeing a noticeably massive column of smoke usually means a fire is still burning. You can learn more about how the Myrtle Fire affected Amy’s family view her pictures by visiting her blog at HYPERLINK "http://amykirk.com/ranchwifesslant/" http://amykirk.com/ranchwifesslant/.
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Lottery warns of Mega Millions scam
The South Dakota Lottery is warning the public to be on guard against a scam in which individuals are being asked to pay money to collect a lotto prize. In recent days, the Lottery has been notified by several people who say they were contacted by an individual claiming to be with the Mega Millions lotto game. The caller allegedly told the person they had won a Mega Millions cash prize but could not claim their winnings without making a payment first. In one case, the individual contacted did pay the scammer then contacted the South Dakota Lottery to complain that they had not received their prize. Lottery Executive Director Norm Lingle says scam operations such as this are not uncommon; he cautions South Dakota players to be careful. “Some of these scammers even go so far as to use real game names and logos of legitimate lotteries to make their pitch sound more convincing. They also sometimes provide a contact name or phone number that when called back, will lead to an answering machine or be routed to a remote location,” Lingle said. “An easy rule of thumb is that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Lingle offers the public some tips on how to recognize and avoid a scam: ·Never accept a collect phone call from someone claiming to be a lottery official. ·Never cash or claim a lottery ticket for someone you don’t know. ·Never give your credit card numbers, bank account numbers, or other personal information to anyone trying to sell you a lottery ticket, membership in a lottery pool, or promising a prize. ·Beware of letters, email or phone calls offering you a guaranteed prize. The South Dakota Lottery does not guarantee you a prize, only a chance of winning one. ·Beware of “urgent” solicitations that require a quick response. ·Buy lottery tickets only from authorized South Dakota Lottery retailers. The public is also reminded that the South Dakota Lottery does not: ·Require a winner to pay money upfront to claim a prize. ·Require personal information such as social security numbers or bank account numbers from winners over the phone. Prizes of $101 or more must be claimed at a South Dakota Lottery office using an official claim form. ·Require a short response time to cash or claim a winning ticket. Winners have 180 days to claim their prize, regardless of the game. ·Enter someone into a drawing, promotion for an added bonus or prize, or for any other reason without their knowledge.
Still in Progress through August
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Koprens have bountiful garden
Take basic steps to avoid a heat stroke
Heidi, Zoie and Colt Kopren harvesting produce from their garden.
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It started with a tingling in her toes. Lisa Iron was working at the Black Hills Honey Farm five years ago when she felt a sensation she had never experienced before. “We were working the bees … picking up pallets. It was really hot,” she said, describing what she said was like a “heat wave” traveling up her body. “It’s fast and you know you’re going to pass out,” she said. “It scared me. I started to shake.” Iron first thought she had injured her back and went to a chiropractor to get help. It was then that she realized she had suffered heat stroke, a dangerous heat-related disorder that occurs when the body becomes unable to control its temperature. Experts estimate that thousands of people suffer from heat exhaustion, a milder form of heat stroke each year, and some suffer and die from the more serious cases of heat stroke. With temperatures soaring into the triple digits across the United States this year, experts caution people — particularly the elderly, pregnant and those caring for infants — to take special precautions to prevent heat-related issues. According to Rapid City Regional Hospital, two patients have been diagnosed with heat stroke since June 1. Dr. Wayne Wittenberg said there are several signs of heat stroke, including nausea, vomiting, fatigue, headache and drylooking skin. People also can hallucinate or just not act like themselves. The body, he said, is trying to retain moisture, so the person often will stop sweating. The body temperature can quickly rise above 105 degrees, and their pulse will quicken. Wittenberg said treatment is basic and can be done in or out of a hospital: getting to a shady place, drinking water, removing clothing and placing ice in the armpit or groin area. “The point is to try to rapidly cool the person,” he said. Drinking water is the best, and people should steer clear of caffeinated drinks, which can dehydrate them even more. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that for moderate activity in moderate conditions, people should drink one cup of water every 15 to 20 minutes. While the treatment is simple, waiting too long — or not taking the symptoms seriously — can be dangerous. “People could die from heat stroke, even within an hour,” Wittenberg said, adding that it can come on quickly and progress quickly. According to the CDC, the body temperature can rise to 106 degrees Fahrenheit or higher within 10 to 15 minutes. Wittenberg said he is not sur continued on page 18
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Progress moves slow on grandstands
Notice is hereby given that the records and books of account of the Town of Bison, South Dakota have been audited by Eide Bailly, LLP, Certified Public Accountants of Aberdeen, South Dakota for the two years ended December 31, 2011. A detailed report thereon is filed with the Town of Bison and the Department of Legislative Audit in Pierre, South Dakota for public inspection. The following findings and recommendations referred to in the report are hereby listed in accordance with the provisions of SDCL 4-11-12.
Management’s Response: Management and the Town Council will review for propriety the draft financial statements, footnotes, schedule of expenditures of federal awards, and audit adjusting entries prepared by the auditor. Due to the Town’s size, we will accept the risk associated with this condition based on cost and other considerations.
Finding: The Town of Bison has a limited number of office personnel, and accordingly, does not have an adequate segregation of duties within the accounting function to ensure adequate internal controls in revenue, expenditures, and payroll functions.
CURRENT AUDIT FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Finding: The Town of Bison does not have an internal control system designed to provide for the preparation of the financial statements being audited. As a part of the financial statement preparation process, at times we propose material audit adjustments that are not identified as a result of the Town’s internal control and; therefore, could result in a misstatement of the Town’s financial statements.
Recommendation: This circumstance is not unusual in an organization of this size. It is the responsibility of management and those charged with governance to make the decision whether to accept the degree of risk associated with this condition because of cost or other considerations. We also recommend that the Town Council adequately review the accounting transactions and reports prepared by the Finance Manager on a regular basis. Management’s Response: Management accepts the risk associated with the lack of segregation of duties within the accounting function of the Town. As part of its duties, the Town Council will continue to provide oversight and review of financial transactions to mitigate the risk associated with this condition as much as possible. MARTIN L. GUINDON, CPA, AUDITOR GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF LEGISLATIVE AUDIT EMBED PBrush [Published August 2 and August 9, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $70.19.]
cement is poured (shoveled) into the I-beam holes to secure the grandstands.
Hay supplies short? Extend grazing season with cover crops
With wheat harvest ahead of schedule and hay supplies cut short by increased demand and fewer production acres, double cropping with cover crops might be the answer for many livestock producers, says Justin Fruechte, forage & cover crop specialist for Millborn Seeds, Brookings, S.D. "Cover crops are a great way to extend the grazing season any year because they are cold tolerant and provide excellent late-season palatability and nutrition for livestock," Fruechte said. "This growing season many livestock producers are faced with some unique challenges - skyrocketing hay prices, reduced pasture health due to drought and weevil infestations in many alfalfa fields - making 2012 an ideal year to plant cover crops after small grain harvest." Fruechte says the predicted early wheat harvest provides producers with a unique opportunity, because cover crops should be planted by late August. For grazing purposes he recommends planting a mixture of brassica species - turnips, radishes, dwarf essex rape and new hybrids such as Hunter or Winfred which were specifically developed for late-season grazing. Millet Makes Great Late-Season Hay Fruechte adds that producers looking for a late-season hay crop should consider planting early maturing millet. "If planted in July, a crop of German or Japanese Millet can be hayed by September," he said. For growers interested in a hay crop that will also extend their grazing season, he adds that once hayed in September, Japanese millet will regrow giving cattle fresh forage to graze late into the fall. To learn more about millet as a hay crop and double cropping with cover crops; and to receive recommendations for a mixture that will work in your specific soil type and growing conditions contact Fruechte at 888-498-7333 or justinf@millbornseeds.com.
Recommendation: This circumstance is not unusual in an organization of this size. It is the responsibility of management and those charged with governance to make the decision whether to accept the degree of risk associated with this condition because of cost or other considerations. Also, a thorough review of the transactions in each fund should take place prior to the beginning of the audit, to ensure that generally accepted accounting principles have been followed for each fund type, especially for transaction types infrequent in occurrence.
Perkins County Commissioners are accepting sealed bids on a 2000 Chevy Blazer. Sealed bids may be submitted to the Perkins County Finance Office, PO Box 126, Bison, SD 57620. Bids will be accepted until 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 when they will be opened and read aloud. The Commissioners reserve the right to accept or reject any or all bids. [Published July 26 and August 2, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $9.76.]
Accepting Bids
Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Perkins County, South Dakota will meet on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. for the purpose of considering the following proposed Supplemental Budget for the various items and amounts set forth, as is deemed necessary, and at such hearing all persons interested may appear and be heard. Fund: 248 - 24/7 Fund Drug Testing - $1000.00 Supplies - $800.00
ATTENTION ALL CONTRACTORS: Looking for weatherization, furnace, electrical and plumbing contractors in Bennett, Butte, Corson, Custer, Dewey, Fall River, Haakon, Harding, Jackson, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington, Perkins, Shannon and Ziebach Counties interested in completing residential work for the July, 2012 – June 30, 2013 contract year. Contractors must submit a letter of interest, provide copy of insurance (workers compensation, full comprehensive, general and automobile liability insurance and certificate of insurance), certificate of completion of EPA approved Lead-Based Paint for Renovators
Revenue Source Cash Reserves and Current 24/7 Revenues /s/Sylvia Chapman Sylvia Chapman Finance Officer Dated this 15th day of July, 2012
Training and be a certified EPA lead base paint renovator firm. Attend Western SD Community Action Core Competency Training and be willing to comply with Davis Bacon Act (wages, weekly reporting). Please return requested information to Western South Dakota Community Action, Inc., 1844 Lombardy Drive, Rapid City, SD 57703 by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 17, 2012. Please call 605-348-1460 or 1800-327-1703 for more information. [Published August 2 and August 9, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $24.70.]
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South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks partners with Landowners to manage prairie dogs
Lura Roti for South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Wildlife sightings are a daily occurrence for Black Hills rancher, Travis Bies. "Out here we see mule deer, whitetails, prairie dogs, birds seeing wildlife on the ranch is a sign that we're managing our resources correctly, not only for our livestock, but also for the wildlife," Bies said. A third-generation commercial cow/calf producer, Bies believes wildlife play an integral role in his ranch's ecosystem. So, when it comes to prairie dog management, he works closely with the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks to responsibly control the 15 prairie dog towns which reside throughout the 24,000-acres of rangeland he manages. "I don't think prairie dogs should be eliminated, but they do need to be controlled because they create a lot of erosion issues and many invasive species and noxious weeds thrive on prairie dog towns," Bies said. "I think it's the rancher's obligation to provide habitat for wildlife and controlling prairie dog towns is part of responsible grassland management." South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks would agree with Bies, said Mike Kintigh, GF&P Regional Supervisor for Region 1. "Prairie dogs have value in South Dakota's ecosystem, but they are so prolific, that they can have a negative impact on private lands. According to state law, prairie dogs are considered pests" Kintigh said, of the state law which mandates that S.D. GF&P manage prairie dogs that move from public lands onto adjacent private lands. Since 2006, S.D. GF&P has partnered with the SD Dept. of Agriculture, and together the departments have invested more than $1.3 million on prairie dog control on more than 114,000 acres of private land. Good Neighbors To control prairie dogs on his land, Bies invests about $2,500 each year. This is in addition to the free prairie dog control GF&P provides for the towns on his land which border public lands. "Landowners invest a lot out of their own pockets to manage prairie dog populations each year. I appreciate that Game, Fish & Parks steps in when the prairie dogs come onto my land from public lands. This is a valuable tool in grassland management," Bies said. "It's their way of being good neighbors." Game, Fish & Parks controls encroaching prairie dogs up to 1 mile from the public land boundary. In the past, GF&P controlled prairie dogs up to 3 miles away, however, recent budgetary constraints decreased the amount of available funding. "This has been a cooperative effort between the two agencies (SDGFP and SDDA). We both contribute funding, and the GF&P does the boots-on-the ground work for landowners that qualify. We hire private contractors who then implement the management practices," said Keith Fisk, Wildlife Damage Program Administrator for S.D. GF&P. To qualify for the GF&P prairie dog management program, a private landowner contacts GF&P and then GF&P staff visits the prairie dog town, maps it and schedules a private contractor, like Russ Backus, to implement the control method. Backus has been working with S.D. GF&P controlling prairie dogs for 10 years. He explains that even though the control method is humane and very effective, prairie dog populations are still difficult to control. "There is a pecking order within the towns. When we set out poisoned oats, the males eat first, then the females, with the pups eating last. In high density towns, we will return the following year to find that the pups who survived have reproduced," said Backus, who learned the best control techniques while helping friends control prairie dogs on their ranches. Backus goes on to explain that the poison and control methods which are used, are approved by the federal government and are specifically designed to target prairie dogs. Once GF&P determines that a town meets the state's qualifications, Backus uses GPS to map the town. He then visits the town when the natural food supply is lowest - during the months of August thru December. He first lays out piles of untreated oats to get the prairie dogs used to eating them. Then he comes back two to three days later with the Zinc Phosphide treated oats. "This is a very fast and humane treatment with most prairie dogs dying in their holes," he said. Managing for the Future To ensure prairie dog populations are managed properly, populations are inventoried every two to four years by the S.D. GF&P, explains Mike Kintigh. "If the numbers of prairie dogs in South Dakota ever got too low, landowners in our state would run the risk of intervention from the federal government. A few years ago a group tried to get prairie dogs listed as endangered species. When we learned of this, Game, Fish & Parks developed a monitoring protocol which estimates the acres of prairie dogs throughout the state - to prove that prairie dogs in South Dakota are not in danger of becoming extinct," Kintigh said. "We now do this every two to four years as part of our prairie dog management plan." To learn more about prairie dog management in South Dakota, or to report a complaint of encroachment of a prairie dog town please call the SDGFP at 605-773-5913. All control requests need to be submitted by the August 15 deadline.
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Public Service Announcement West River Health Services encourages pregnant women, family and friends, who will have contact with infants to get vaccinated for whooping cough (pertussis). U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been informing the public of the substantial increase nationally in whooping cough cases. For more information www.cdc.gov or contact your local healthcare provider. Audiologist, Dr. David Ness Dr. Ness is an audiologist. He will be seeing patients in the Hettinger Clinic every second Tues. of the month starting Aug. 14. Call 701-2277920 to schedule an appointment.
Internal Medicine, Dr. Josh Ranum Dr. Ranum is an internal medicine physician. He will be seeing patients in the Hettinger Clinic Mon., Wed. & Fri.; traveling to the Lemmon Clinic on Tues. and Mott Clinic on Thurs. Living with Diabetes Monitoring Your Blood Sugar presented by Barbara West certified diabetes educator in Classroom I on Mon., August 13 from 2 - 4 p.m. Pre-registration required by calling 567-6203. Living with Diabetes Medications and Diabetes presented by Barbara West certified diabetes educator in Classroom I on Mon., August 27 from 2 - 4 p.m. Pre-registration required by calling 567-6203. Athletic Physicals The fee is $25 for an athletic physical. A physical examination must be completed to be valid for participation in school sponsored sporting events.
Medication Assistance Program Medication Assistance will be seeing clients by appointment only. Call Kim to schedule an appointment at 701-567-6014. Medication Assistance will only operate on Thursdays in the Hettinger Clinic. RADA Stoneware Order all RADA products online at www.wrhs.com, click Auxiliary or call Cindy at 567-6190. WRHS e-Newsletter Go to www.wrhs.com and sign up for WRHS e-Newsletter. Pay Your Bill Online Go to www.wrhs.com under patient information.
Back to School Eye Exams Dr. Kludt conducts a thorough eye examination on children of all ages, even as young as four. For all your vision needs call West River Eye Center in Hettinger. Call 567-6133 for your back to school appointment.
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Bison and Reva area Emergency Medical
Local EMT’s have training session with many volunteers. Back row: Dennis Kari, Verlyn Veal, Barbie Serr, Tonya Collins.Middle row: Keith Hanson Jr., Dustin Tenold, Gary Juergens, Nina Loper, Henry Mohagen, Bev Heier, Heidi Stevens, Trooper Jody Moody. Front row standing: Cassidy Moody, Linda mohagen, Justin Moody kneeling: Seth Tenold, Julie Hanson. The two vehicle, five victim car accident at the junction of Highway 20 and 75 (Matthew’s Corner) on July 25th certainly looked real to the passing traffic as two wreckers, two ambulances and one highway patrol car all had lights flashing. Many stopped to offer their help. It seemed pretty real to the EMT’s gathered for class that evening as Jody Moody, EMT and highway patrol on duty was at class and received the call for help from the sheriffs office. He instructed all staff and both ambulances to come to the scene. The rollover and head on collision was a training session for the EMT’s to keep their skills up to date and to fulfill the state and national boards required training. Our local EMT’s volunteer many hours of service and training to help others in need of medical assistance. Dustin Tenold of D&D Services towed and arranged the vehicles for both the Bison and Harding County training. Keith Hanson Jr. and Alvin Fabris assisted him. Joyce Matthews photographed the scene as Henry and Linda Mohagen came to help prepare the vic-
tims for the scenario. Justin and Cassidy Moody, Henry Mohagen, Seth Tenold and Julie Hanson were the training victims! Thank you to all who participated. Bev Heier, Rn, recertification instructor.
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Welcome to Hettinger this weekend for the Bull-O-Rama, Rodeo & Adams County Fair!
EMT-Basics undergo about 120 hours of training. EMTs are trained and certified to insert basic airways, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, use an automated defibrillator, manage bleeding and shock, splinting and emergency childbirth.
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Technicians attend training
Meadow News
By Tiss Treib
Carolyn Petik was a Tuesday lunch guest of Irene Young. They visited at the Bakkens in the afternoon. Tuesday evening Jerry Petik attended an Oil and Gas Lease informational meeting in Isabel, sponsored by South Dakota Farmers Union. Thursday morning, DeJon and Leif Bakken and Colton Damjanvich helped Jerry and Carolyn trail cattle. They were also dinner guests. In the afternoon, Petiks attended a Range Management tour at the Dan and Sharon Anderson Ranch. Saturday morning Carolyn Petik was a brief caller of Kim Petik and Dottie Barnes. Saturday evening, Jerry and Carolyn attended the wedding of Courtney Clark and Chance Uhrig in McIntosh. Sunday, Jerry and Carolyn attended a special worship service at Spencer Memorial Presbyterian Church sponsored by North Dakota Teen Challenge. In the afternoon they visited several people at Five Counties Nursing Home and were also callers at Thelma Lemke's. Sunday afternoon Esther Nolan, from Quicy, WA arrived to spend a few days visiting relatives in the area.
Tonya Collins, Dennis Kari, Bev Heier, Nina Loper, Barbie Serr and Heidi Stevens move Henry Mohagen on a back board.
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Verlyn Veal and Linda Mohagen assist a victim while Nina Loper and Gary Juergens check out the vehicle.
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Looking for the perfect side for a burger hot off the grill? Try an old favorite with a new twist! A delicious three cheese macaroni for cheese lovers everywhere. What you'll need •1 tbsp. olive oil •1 cup heavy cream •1 cup half-and-half (or light cream) •2 egg yolks •1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg •2 cups (8 oz.) extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated •2 cups (8 oz.) fontina cheese, grated •2 cups (8 oz.) Parmesan cheese, grated •2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce •1/2 tsp. white pepper •1 cup bread crumbs •3 cups (12 oz.) elbow macaroni How to make it 1.Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a large casserole dish (3 or 4 quarts) and set aside. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. 2.Add the macaroni and cook until tender, but still firm to the bite, about 5 to 7 minutes. Drain well and transfer to the baking dish. Toss with olive oil to prevent pasta from sticking together. 3.Combine the cream, half-and-half, egg yolks and nutmeg in a medium saucepan. Place over medium heat and add 1 1/2 cups each of cheddar, fontina and Parmesan cheeses. 4.Stir gently and cook until the cheeses are melted and the sauce is smooth, about 5 to 10 minutes. Do not boil. Season with Worcestershire sauce and white pepper. 5.Pour the sauce over the macaroni and stir until it is completely coated. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Bake until the sauce bubbles and the edges are lightly browned, about 15 minutes. 6.When the macaroni is cooked, remove from the oven. Set the oven to broil. Sprinkle the bread crumbs evenly over the macaroni and broil for a minute or until the top is golden brown. Serve immediately.
Heart of Wisconsin Mac & Cheese
2011 Perkins County
Junior Miss Rodeo SD. Several Rodeo Queens from a four state area attended the Queen’s Corral to sign autographs and meet other Queens. After signing autographs and meeting the people, we helped with the World’s Smallest Rodeo held in the Civic Center. Many children ages three to five attended with their stick horses and cowboy hats and boots! This spring I talked to over 100 first graders in Rapid City where I talked about being a positive role model and setting goals as well as bullying. It was so much fun answering various questions about rodeo and horses. It really made me realize how blessed I am to live out in this country and be able to have my horses and do the things I love most. I would like to thank Perkins County for this great opportunity. It was an honor representing you and rodeo. I want to thank all of the great sponsors who have helped get ready for this year’s fair and Queen Contest. I want to also thank the community of Bison. It has been a privilege getting to grow up in a small town and truly live the western way of life and learn the values of faith, family, patriotism, respect, an appreciation for the land, and so much more. I truly believe that living here has shaped me into the person I am today. I have been able to follow my dreams and have accomplished more than I ever thought possible! I truly appreciate all of the help, the love, and the support that so many members of this community shared with me. I am very excited to have graduated from Bison High School this spring and I will be attending Black Hills State University this fall to begin a new chapter in my life. Sincerely, 2011 Miss Perkins County Queen Jessica Jayne Johnson
Not many people get the opportunity to represent their home town and their favorite sport! I have been honored to represent Perkins County this past year as your 2011 Perkins County Senior Queen. During my rein I have had the pleasure of representing Perkins County by riding in the cancer trail ride which was held at the Gerald Sailer Ranch. I had the awesome privilege of escorting Mr. Baxter Black, the famous story teller and poet, on stage when he performed in Lemmon. It was a great opportunity to meet the man who wrote the poetry that I preformed in Oral Interpretation. I also helped host Bob Hanson’s 93rd Birthday Party at the Legion Hall along with the Perkins County Junior Queen and Princess. We had a great time and there was great attendance at the party! Last winter I represented Perkins County at the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo. I had the pleasure of helping Kay Marrs, the 2011 Junior Miss Rodeo SD, organize and host the the Queen’s Corral, which I started when I was
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Queens bid farewell ------------------------------------------ranch. It was quite chilly that day, but so much fun! We saw beautiful creeks, hills, and just beautiful sights altogether. The next thing that I did was get together with Jessica and Kiley to go to the Queen’s Corral. That day was wonderful! We signed autographs and helped with the World’s Smallest Rodeo. Running around with the little kids in the arena with those stick horses was the most fun I have had in a long time. I loved to see the smiles on the kids as big as can be, and their faces lit up with fun. The next place we represented at was the Bison Legion for Bob Hanson’s Birthday. All of us queens were there: Jessica, Kiley, and me. It was lots of fun we danced, took pictures, and greeted everyone who came in. That summarizes what I did as the Perkins County Junior Queen. It was a great experience that I will never forget, and treasure for the rest of my life! I would also like to thank all of the amazing sponsors that sponsor so many cool prizes for the Queen Contestants. Thank You, Madison Burdine 2011 Perkins County Junior Queen
Madison Burdine, Kiley Schuchard, and Jessica Johnson welcome visitors to Bison.
Hi, my name is Madison Burdine. I had a great summer and a great year representing Perkins County. When you enter a queen competition you quickly learn it’s not all about winning. It’s about being able to present yourself and what you can do. As a queen I learned how to help out with anything and everything! These are a few things I did as the Perkins County Junior Queen. The Cancer Trail ride was one of the first things I did as a Rodeo Queen. Jessica and I went on the cancer trail ride at Dr. Sailer’s
Perkins County Queens attend second annual Rodeo Queen Corral.
Hello, my name is Kiley Schuchard. I am the 2011 Perkins County Princess. My parents are Eric and Amanda Schuchard and I am the oldest of four siblings. I have enjoyed the experience representing Perkins County at a variety of different functions such as the Perkins County Cancer Trail Ride, Bob Hanson’s Birthday Party, and the Queen’s Corral at the Black Hills Stock Show. Horses are my favorite, but I have a menagerie of animals that keep me very busy! I am a hard working ranch hand and rival the best of help. When I’m not working hard on the ranch, I have my nose buried deep in a book. I am very thankful for all the sponsors and for all the hard working people who put the on Perkins County Queen Contest and the Fair. I will be a fifth grader this fall at Bison Elementary School. God Bless, Kiley Schuchard 2011 Perkins County Princess
Perkins County Queen, Jessica Johnson, signs autographs for Rapid City students.
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Perkins County Queen, Jessica Johnson, visits Rapid City classroom to talk about setting goals.
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There have been four Miss Rodeo South Dakotas that have gone on to be Miss Rodeo America: Pat Koren 1965; Donna Keffler, 1982; Leslie Patten, 1985; McKenzie Haley, 2011.
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High West Nile virus activity this year
So far this year, some areas of the country are experiencing substantially more West Nile activity than they have in recent years. As of July 24, 35 states in the U.S. have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes. To date, there have been 113 human cases of West Nile virus disease this season, including two deaths. The overall number of cases is the highest number that has been reported through July since 2007. Some areas experience more activity from year to year, but it's very difficult to predict how severe this season will be or why seasons are different from one year to another or from area to area. Many factors impact when and where outbreaks occur, including: •Weather •The number of mosquitoes that spread the virus •The number of birds that harbor the virus •Human behavior that allows them to be exposed to the virus. What kind of season are you expecting, regarding the virus? How has the weather affected that? It's really difficult to make a prediction for the severity of the season, so it is important that people be aware of West Nile virus activity and take steps to protect themselves. Because things can change over the year, it can be that the year's activity is going to be larger than in recent years, or it can be that it will be an earlier season. Typically, the season nationally peaks in the first few weeks of August, which is the time we're moving into, and given the amount of activity we're seeing so far this early, it is important that people protect themselves against the West Nile virus. Weather plays a role in the amount of activity, but determining the specifics of what weather and what drives the amount of activity in cases is very difficult. Certainly temperature and precipitation play large roles. West Nile virus is now endemic through the United States, and we can't really predict where it's going to occur. In the past few years, the highest incidence of disease has been in the upper-mountain and Rocky Mountain states, those include Wyoming, Colorado, the Dakotas, and those areas. But those are also areas that have less population, so they have higher incidence of disease, but not as many numbers of cases. The highest numbers of cases in the last few years have been from California, parts of Arizona, parts of New York, Texas, and Louisiana. The best way to prevent West Nile virus disease is to avoid mosquito bites, and you do that by using insect repellents when you go outdoors. Also, when possible: •Wear long sleeves and pants, especially during dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active. •At your home, it's good to install or repair screens on your windows and doors. •Use air conditioning if you have it. •Reduce mosquito breeding sites around your home by emptying items that have standing water, like flower pots, buckets, or kiddie pools. Anyone who lives in an area where the virus is circulating can get infected. The risk of infection is in general higher for people who work outside or participate in lots of outdoor activities, especially during dawn and dusk, when the activity is greatest, because they're just more likely to be exposed to mosquito's. Once somebody is infected, there are some people who have greater risk for getting diseased with West Nile virus, and those are people who are older adults, over 50 or 60 years of age, and those with certain medical conditions, like cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and organ transplant recipients. For more information on the West Nile Virus visit: www.webmd.com
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What is it??
Are your kids interested in cooking? With just a little help from an adult or older sibling, your child can serve up a simple but equally impressive treat--mini pastries filled with their favorite fruit preserves. What you'll need •1 premade 9-inch piecrust •All-purpose flour •Jam or preserves •Vegetable shortening •1 1/2 tablespoons water •1 cup confectioners' sugar
Jam roll-ups recipe for kids
How to make it 1.Have your child unfold the piecrust onto a lightly floured surface and spread a thin layer of jam or preserves onto the dough. With a butter knife, cut the crust into 20 pie slices, then roll up each wedge starting at its wider edge. Chill the roll-ups for at least 1 hour so that they will retain their shapes during baking. 2.When you're ready to bake the roll-ups, heat the oven to 450 degrees. Then line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and grease the foil with shortening. Place the chilled pastries on the baking sheet, spacing them at least 2 inches apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned, then remove the sheet from the oven and transfer the pastries to a cooling rack. 3.Now have your child stir together the confectioners' sugar and water in a bowl until smooth. Then he can spread the glaze onto the cooled pastries and serve them!
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continued from page 8 prised by the low number of peo ple diagnosed with heat stroke so far in Rapid City this summer, even with recent warm temperatures. “The public is well-educated, and they know what to do,” he said. “With rapid treatment, people do quite well.” For Iron, her experience with heat stroke changed the way she works and lives. For several years, she couldn’t tolerate the heat at all. Even now, she can tell a difference in the way her body reacts to the warm weather. “It’s terrible,” she said. One of the ways she tries to be proactive is by drinking plenty of water and eating foods that have potassium, including bananas and apples. Because of her job at the farm, which often requires work inside a bee suit in warm weather, heat stroke is always at the back of her mind.“It was traumatic,” she said. Article Courtesy of the Rapid City Journal How to avoid heat stroke •Wear light-colored, loose-fitting, breathable clothing such as cotton. •Gradually build up to heavy work. •Schedule heavy work during the coolest parts of day. •Take more breaks in extreme heat and humidity. •Drink water frequently. Drink enough water that you never become thirsty. •Avoid drinks with caffeine, alcohol and large amounts of sugar •Be aware that protective clothing or personal protective equipment may increase the risk of heat stress. •Monitor your physical condition and that of your co-workers. Source: Centers for Disease Control
Heat stroke
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Growers need to scout for corn rootworm adults
Corn rootworm adults are emerging and moving to aboveground plant tissues to feed. It is important to scout for them now to assess their potential for damage to corn plants this year, and because their presence will be a good indicator if corn rootworm larvae are likely to be present in those fields next year, says Ada Szczepaniec, SDSU Extension Entomologist and Assistant Professor at South Dakota State University. Szczepaniec explains that the western and northern corn rootworms, the two species of corn rootworm that cause severe economic damage to corn in the Midwest, have one generation per year. "Adult corn rootworms emerge in late June and early July, and begin to lay eggs in mid-summer and continue until fall. Adults of western and northern corn rootworm can consume corn silks, and if their populations are high, their damage to corn silks can interfere with pollination and result in corn ears that are poorly filled," Szczepaniec said. Western corn rootworm adults also feed on green plant tissues, and in very high numbers they can strip a layer of leaf tissue leaving only a thin, dry, and almost seethrough layer behind. This type of damage is severe, and indicates presence of a very high population of western corn rootworms. Because adults are mobile, Szczepaniec says it is important to make note of them not just in corn fields, but adjacent fields and field margins as well. "They can be seen mating and feeding on plants. Their presence indicates potential for larval activity the following year. To predict if the adults will affect plants this year, scout for adults shortly before and during corn silking," Szczepaniec said. She adds that scouting should take place in the morning and late afternoon, when the beetles are most active. It should continue every two to three days until silks turn brown. "To assess if adult feeding will affect pollination of this year's crop, walk through the field and look for beetles on corn ears. Inspect silks on plants in those fields where you see 3-5 beetles per corn plant. In addition to adult corn rootworms, Japanese beetles may also be present in the ear zone area of corn plants, and may cause silk clipping, so take a note of both kinds of beetles," she said. Growers need to inspect at least five plants in five different areas of the field to establish if insecticide applications are necessary, Szczepaniec says. Corn rootworm adults are emerging and moving to aboveground plant tissues to feed. It is important to scout for them now to assess their potential for damage to corn plants this year, and because their presence will be a good indicator if corn rootworm larvae are likely to be present in those fields next year, says Ada Szczepaniec, SDSU Extension Entomologist and Assistant Professor at South Dakota State University. Szczepaniec explains that the western and northern corn rootworms, the two species of corn rootworm that cause severe economic damage to corn in the Midwest, have one generation per year. "Adult corn rootworms emerge in late June and early July, and begin to lay eggs in mid-summer and continue until fall. Adults of western and northern corn rootworm can consume corn silks, and if their populations are high, their damage to corn silks can interfere with pollination and result in corn ears that are poorly filled," Szczepaniec said. Western corn rootworm adults also feed on green plant tissues, and in very high numbers they can strip a layer of leaf tissue leaving only a thin, dry, and almost seethrough layer behind. This type of damage is severe, and indicates presence of a very high population of western corn rootworms. Because adults are mobile, Szczepaniec says it is important to make note of them not just in corn fields, but adjacent fields and field margins as well. “They can be seen mating and feeding on plants. Their presence indicates potential for larval activity the following year. To predict if the adults will affect plants this year, scout for adults shortly before and during corn silking," Szczepaniec said. She adds that scouting should take place in the morning and late afternoon, when the beetles are most active. It should continue every two to three days until silks turn brown. "To assess if adult feeding will affect pollination of this year's crop, walk through the field and look for beetles on corn ears. Inspect silks on plants in those fields where you see 3-5 beetles per corn plant. In addition to adult corn rootworms, Japanese beetles may also be present in the ear zone area of corn plants, and may cause silk clipping, so take a note of both kinds of beetles," she said. Growers need to inspect at least five plants in five different areas of the field to establish if insecticide applications are necessary, Szczepaniec says. Length of silk is important Szczepaniec reminds growers that if silks are still green, they need to measure silk lengths because even if silks are clipped, only 1/2 inch of silk is sufficient for pollination. "So even if there are beetles present on plants,it is not necessary to manage adult corn rootworms if silks are longer than 1/2 inch," Szczepaniec said. "If silks are already brown, no control is necessary." Silks clipped to less than 1/2 inch in length and still green warrant chemical control (e.g. dimethoate, malathion). "I would caution against using pyrethroid insecticides since they are known to flare up spider mites, which are also associated with dry and hot conditions," Szczepaniec said. Because applications of pesticides during pollination will harm pollinators, Szczepaniec says it is very important to adhere to management recommendations. "Healthy communities of pollinators are necessary for agricultural production, and it is critical to minimize the impact of any potentially negative management practices to pollinators," Szczepaniec said. Szczepaniec appreciates all those in the field who called with information about adult corn rootworms in corn fields. If you have seen these insects in your area, or suspect corn rootworm larvae in a Bt field, please give Szczepaniec a call at 605-688-6854 or e-mail her at adrianna.szczepaniec@sdstate .edu. Szczepaniec reminds growers that if silks are still green, they need to measure silk lengths because even if silks are clipped, only 1/2inch of silk is sufficient for pollination. "So even if there are beetles present on plants,it is not necessary to manage adult corn rootworms if silks are longer than ? inch," Szczepaniec said. "If silks are already brown, no control is necessary." Silks clipped to less than 1/2 inch in length and still green warrant chemical control (e.g. dimethoate, malathion). "I would caution against using pyrethroid insecticides since they are known to flare up spider mites, which are also associated with dry and hot conditions," Szczepaniec said. Because applications of pesticides during pollination will harm pollinators, Szczepaniec says it is very important to adhere to management recommendations. "Healthy communities of pollinators are necessary for agricultural production, and it is critical to minimize the impact of any potentially negative management practices to pollinators," Szczepaniec said. Szczepaniec appreciates all those in the field who called with information about adult corn rootworms in corn fields. If you have seen these insects in your area, or suspect corn rootworm larvae in a Bt field, please give Szczepaniec a call at 605-688-6854 or e-mail her at adrianna.szczepaniec@sdstate. edu.
Japanese beetles have metallic brown hind wings and metallic green thorax. They have white tuffs of hair along the sides of their bodies. They can clip corn silks as well if they are present in corn fields. This is not usual but certainly possible, especially if their populations are high. High numbers of these beetles have been noted on corn plants in Iowa this year. Photo: Ada Szczepaniec
Northern Corn Rootworm courtesy of Marlin E. Rice
Tiss Treib visited with Roni Klein at the WRRMC in Hettinger Monday afternoon. Tiss Treib and Linda Seim met for a visit Monday afternoon at the mailbox on White Butte Road. Tiss Treib spent Tuesday in Lemmon. Evening visitors at the Treib ranch were Marla Archibald, Patsy Miller, Dorena, Ezra, Miles, Rosemary and Hannah Wiechmann and Hope Anderson. Tiss Treib spent Friday afternoon in Lemmon. Al and Tiss Treib went out to supper at Smoky’s Saturday evening. Lynn Frey attended the wedding of Joelle Tomac and Tyler Erickson Saturday evening at Shadehill. Lexi Johnson and Katelyn Eisenbiez spent time with Grandma Shirley Johnson over the weekend. LaVonne Foss was a Sunday dinner guest of John and Shirley Johnson. Patsy Miller attended the Oil meeting in Lemmon Tuesday. Jim Miller traveled to Scranton Tuesday and stopped to visit his mother, Violet Miller at the Western Horizon’s care center in Hettinger. Friday, Jim and Patsy Miller, Matt and Christi Miller traveled to Deadwood and attended the Days of 76 Parade and Rodeo. They met Barb and Roger Nelson of Mancato, MN and Ron and Diane Berg of Winamonga, MN. They stayed overnight in Stugis and Saturday they toured the hills and spent time in Rapid City with David and Nancy Miller and family. They returned home Saturday evening.
Rosebud News.............By Tiss Treib
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Thelma Sandgren traveled to Bison Tuesday to spend time with her family and a good supper was brought in. Brady Ham stopped in at Thelma Sandgren’s Wednesday and in the afternoon, Thelma went and checked on Helen Meink. John and Shirley Johnson stopped at Thelma’s later in the day. Jim and Patsy Miller picked Thelma Sandgren up Thursday to go up to Hettinger and play pinochle at the Senior Center. Friday was Thelma Sandgren’s day in Hettinger and she enjoyed lunch with Lucy Millerian. On her way home, Thelma went down the Lodgepole road to Bison to spend time with Matthew and enjoyed supper with the family. Al Treib stopped at Thelma Sandgren’s Saturday morning. Georgia Sandgren of Bison arrived in Bison Saturday afternoon and came up to the ranch in the evening. She returned to her home Sunday morning and spent time with Matthew on her way to Sturgis. Sunday afternoon, Thelma Sandgren went to Bison to spend time with James and Marcie Sandgren, Kylee and Matthew. She then attended the Presbyterian Hymn sing, which was wonderful and was followed by a huge lunch and fellowship. Nolan and Linda Seim, Jasmine and Logan traveled to Rapid City Thursday. They took Logan and Jasmine to Old McDonald Had A Farm. Kathy Seim and Ole Herland and Mac of Wild Rose, ND spent the weekend with Nolan and Linda Seim and family.
No rain to report this week, but thankfully, there were no hailstorms or fires and the weather cooled off a little. The turtle races in Reva were pretty darn hot though. The thermometer at the Reva Store registered 104 degrees at the start of the turtle races Sunday! Since the grasshoppers have demolished most of my gardens, I only have to water the few plants that are left in my big garden across the creek. The garden is next to the stockade that the guys rebuilt this week, putting in a gate so I can get back and forth to the well without having to climb over two steel corral fences like I’ve done in the past. Nice! Did you ever try to stomp on a grasshopper? They are always able to escape when I try, but if I’m wearing those shoes the kids call flip-flops to the garden(the grandkids giggle and roll their eyes when I talk about wearing thongs, as they used to be called!) I wind up squishing a few of the big juicy hoppers when they hop in between my heel and the “flip-flops”. Ish! It feels awful on my bare foot, but it’s one less grasshopper to dine on my produce! The South Dakota Farmers Union hosted mineral rights workshops Monday and Tuesday in Buffalo, Lemmon and Isabel. A big crowd came to the supper meeting in Buffalo at the #3 Monday evening with a lot of questions for the presenters. Interest in oil and gas development has certainly increased since the Bakken boom. I ran into Marge Frandsen in
Grand River Roundup..........................By Betty Olson
Hettinger Tuesday and she told me about the death of their son Tom’s wife, Faith (Thorsgard) Frandsen, on July 10th in Arizona. Fae’s family hosted a Celebration of Life service Sunday afternoon in Reeder. Our sympathy goes out to Tom and his family. Hospital report: John Humbracht had open heart surgery in Rapid City this week and is doing well. Pat Coffield is also recovering from surgery. My cousin Tammy (Wilkinson) Eberhard isn’t doing so well. She rallied enough to be transferred to the Sturgis hospital, but the next day she was rushed back to Rapid City Regional where she remains. Matthew Sandgren has returned to Bison from the cancer center in Houston. Addie Tenold was taken to the emergency room on Sunday and her son Gene rushed down to be with her. Jedd Parfrey and Delores Coffield have started radiation treatment for cancer. Russell Beld was hospitalized again this week with a lung problem and will be going back to Rochester soon. Please keep these folks in your prayers. Josh Klempel has finished his cancer treatments, at least for now, and Thrivent is hosting a potluck supper and benefit auction for Josh and his family at the Reva Hall August 11th at 6:00. Meat and buns will be furnished, so bring salads or desserts and we hope to see you there. Mountain lions are showing up more frequently. Three weeks ago a hiker was attacked by a mountain lion near the Yuba River in California while he was sleeping. He survived, but suffered injuries that put him in the hospital. About that same time, a rancher over by Meadow couldn’t figure out why the food he put out for his pets was disappearing so fast, so he put up one of those game cameras that showed a mountain lion dining on his porch. This week another mountain lion was seen in a yard right in Bison. Now my sister is locking her cats up at night and parents are keeping a close eye on their children! GF&P is holding an open house to discuss mountain lion management at the Outdoor Campus West in Rapid City on August 7 at 6p.m. This will give the public an opportunity to provide input during the official comment period and to
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share their opinions of the Commission’s proposal that will be adopted in early August, according to Mike Kintigh, regional supervisor for western S.D. If the last mountain lion meeting in Rapid City is any indication, this could be a very interesting meeting. The Butte County Republican luncheon at the American West in Belle Fourche Thursday was wellattended. Garrett DeVries and I drove on to Spearfish for the North Hills Patriots directors meeting. The Western Heritage Center in Spearfish was celebrating the National Day of the American Cowboy and I helped out at the booth set up for the Great Western Cattle Trail Association. The evening ended with a great presentation by Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year, R.J. Vandygriff from Texas. The National Day of the American Cowboy celebration continued on Friday and Saturday. Guy and Megan and boys came from Gillette on Friday so Guy could help Reub and Casey run the floor in the new lean-to they built on the machine shed. The fellas went fishing that afternoon and had really good luck. Guy supervised the concrete project Saturday morning. Sandy Dan and another driver brought two loads of concrete from Croell Redi-Mix and we had plenty of good help to get the job done right. When Bill Holt came, he brought me a bucket of chokecherries. Bill and Mollie had picked three big buckets full and they were nice, juicy berries. Guy and Megan took the boys to Dickinson to visit Acalia, Alaina, and Sage Saturday night and they came back Sunday afternoon for the turtle races in Reva before going home to Gillette that evening. With the start of the Olympics in London and all the constructing going on around here, I’ll close with this: Earl is a construction foreman. One day he tumbled from a scaffold, managing to break his fall by grabbing on to parts of the scaffold on the way down. He received only minor scratches. Embarrassed by the fall, he climbed back up to continue working. Then he noticed his co-workers holding up hastily made signs reading, 9.6, 9.8, and 9.4.
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Natural Resources drought assistance for farmers and ranchers
Jeffrey Zimprich, State Conservationist, of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Huron, says field offices around the state are ready to provide information and assistance to farmers hit hard by the drought. NRCS administers a number of Farm Bill programs that provide technical and financial assistance to farmers and ranchers to install conservation practices. Zimprich said, “The prolonged and extreme heat temperatures coupled with lack of rain is creating situations in some areas of South Dakota where some producers may be forced to make critical changes to their operation.” The South Dakota Governor’s Drought Task Force web site is an excellent resource: http://drought.sd.gov/. NRCS is also encouraging producers seeking advice to contact their district conservationist at the local field office. The NRCS, along with many agencies, are working to help producers with their present droughtrelated crop and livestock production needs, the agencies strength is in working with the producers to cooperatively identify the conservation practices and management that will minimize the effects of future droughts. “NRCS has a lot we can offer producers technically, but at this time of the year, there is not a lot of financial assistance,” says Zimprich. “The financial assistance funds have been obligated for this fiscal year 2012. National funding at the present time is being targeted toward the hardest hit drought areas across the Nation. He explains, “Financial funding may become available after October 1, 2012 depending on the passage on a new Farm Bill.” “While the weather situation and soil conditions are similar to the 1930s,” says Zimprich, “farmers and ranchers may be, in general, better coping with the drought because of the lessons we learned from the Dust Bowl. Now, producers using conservation practices have their natural resources in a better condition than 75 years ago.” Crop residue management helps prevent precipitation loss by reducing runoff and soil temperatures and evaporation. Ponds, pipelines and tanks can help distribute water to where forage is located. Grazing plans and fencing can manage livestock grazing to keep forage plants healthy and deep rooted to maximize plant survival and productivity. Cover crops can improve soil health to improve water storage in the soil profile as well as provide additional grazing. Livestock producers have been especially hard hit and NRCS has grazing specialists that provide suggestions about range and pasture management and options and consideration for forage and water management. Zimprich says, “It’s important for producers to have a backup plan such as deferred or rotational grazing, alternative water sources, combining herds, reducing livestock numbers, etc.” “Producers with conservation contracts with the agency who cannot meet established practice installation deadlines will have some flexibility in meeting their obligations,” said Zimprich. Zimprich suggests that producers go over their contracts with their district conservationist to determine if practice implantation schedules need to be modified. Some programs allow for practice substitution or rescheduling of installation dates.” He adds, “Assistance is also available for those farmers that have established practices which have failed because of drought.” NRCS encourages farmers that are considering installing any engineered practices (such as dams, grassed waterways, water and sediment control basins) to also consider resource conditions before construction. “These practices cost a lot of money and we don’t want to see them fail. One of the biggest concerns is a lack of soil moisture that would prohibit proper compaction.” NRCS can advise landowners and contractors on optimum moisture levels to achieve the best outcome. Farmers and ranchers with water, land or crop management concerns can get help from NRCS through the development of a conservation plan. The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) has continuous signup. Zimprich encourages farmers and ranchers to come in to their local office for ideas and future options for recovering from the drought. “It also helps us,” he says, “to get an idea of the needs out on the South Dakota landscape so we can be ready if and when conservation program funding becomes available.” Conservation plans can include drought planning and are free. Being prepared helps producers to continue operations even in the most severe conditions. Contact the NRCS staff in your local USDA Service Center for information about mitigating drought damage and specific Farm Bill programs.
Adolf Hitler was one of the people that was responsible in the creation of the Volkswagen Beetle. he came up with the idea of producing a car that was cheap enough for the average German working man to afford.
Wednesday • August 1 Public Library 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Eastern Star 7:00 p.m. Thursday • August 2 Public Library 1:00 p.m. Farmers Union Camp Co-ed softball 6:00 p.m. Golf Fun Night Saturday • August 4 Monday • August 6 Sunday • August 5 Friday • August 3 Thursday • August 9 Public Library 1:00 p.m. Co-ed softball 6:00 p.m. Golf Fun Night Saturday • August 11 Monday • August 13 School Board mtg 7:00 p.m. Men’s Club mtg 7:00 p.m. Sunday • August 12 Friday • August 10 Friday • August 17 PERKINS COUNTY FAIR livestock registration 8:00 a.m. Open class registration 8 a.m. 4-H appreciation supper 5:30 p.m. Talent show Tuesday • August 21 SCHOOL BEGINS Public Library 1:00 p.m. Saturday • August 18 PERKINS COUNTY FAIR horse, cat, dog, poultry, rabbit registration 8:00 a.m. Pet fashion show 11:30 a.m. Family play day 1:00 p.m. Fair supper 5:00 p.m. Carcass & Pie auction Rodeo & Dance Sunday • August 19 PERKINS COUNTY FAIR Rodeo slack 9:00 a.m. Breakfast 9:00 a.m. Christian Cowboy Church 10:30 a.m. Rodeo 1:00 p.m. Monday • August 20 7:00 p.m. Firemen’s mtg Wednesday • August 22 Public Library 9a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday • August 23 Town & Country Club 7:00 p.m. Golf Fun Night Tuesday • August 28 Public Library 1:00 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle 1:00 p.m. Doubles Golf Thursday • August 30 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE FAIR sPublic Library 1:00 p.m. Golf Fun Night Friday • August 31 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE FAIR Wednesday • August 29 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE FAIR Public Library 9 a.m. -2 p.m.
Tuesday • August 7 Public library 1:00 p.m. Sr Citizen pinochle 1:00 p.m. Doubles Golf Wednesday • August 8 Public Library 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Food Pantry 2:30 p.m. Town Board meeting 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday • August 14 Public Library 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle Doubles Golf
Friday • August 24 South Dakota State 4-H rodeo
Saturday • August 25 South Dakota State 4-H rodeo Sunday • August 26 South Dakota State 4-H rodeo
Wednesday • August 15 Public Library 9 a.m. - 1p.m. Thursday • August 16 Rodeo Queen contest 9 a.m. Public Library 1:00 p.m. Static Exhibit judging 10 a.m.
Monday • August 27 Library board meeting 7:00 p.m.
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Most common household allergy triggers
Symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, and itchy, watery eyes. Treatments include over-the-counter products, prescription drugs, and allergy shots. Prevent symptoms by staying indoors on windy days when pollen counts are high, closing windows, and running the air conditioning. Animal Dander: Proteins secreted by oil glands in an animal's skin and present in their saliva can cause allergic reactions for some. The allergy can take two or more years to develop and symptoms may not subside until months after ending contact with the animal. If your pet is causing allergies, make your bedroom a pet-free zone, avoid carpets, and wash the animal regularly. A HEPA filter and frequent vacuuming may also help. Allergy shots may be beneficial. Dust Mites: Dust mites are microscopic organisms that live in house dust. They thrive in areas of high humidity and feed on the dead skin cells of humans and their pets, as well as on pollen, bacteria, and fungi. Help prevent dust mite allergies by covering mattresses, pillows, and box springs, using hypoallergenic pillows, washing sheets weekly in hot water, and keeping the house free of dust collecting-items such as stuffed animals, curtains, and carpet. Insect Stings: People who are allergic to stings can have a severe or even life-threatening reaction. Symptoms include extensive swelling and redness from the sting or bite that may last a week or more, nausea, fatigue, and lowgrade fever. Rarely, insect stings may cause anaphylaxis, with symptoms including difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of the face, throat, or mouth, rapid pulse, dizziness, or a sharp drop in blood pressure. For those severely allergic, epinephrine should be administered immediately after a sting; allergy shots are recommended to prevent anaphylaxis with future stings. Molds: Molds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances. Inhaling or touching mold (magnified here) or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. There are many types of mold; all need moisture to grow. They can be found in damp areas such as basements or bathrooms, as well as in grass or mulch. Avoid activities that trigger symptoms, such as raking leaves. Ventilate moist areas in the home. Food: Milk, shellfish, nuts, and wheat are among the most common foods that cause allergies. An allergic reaction usually occurs within minutes of eating the offending food. Symptoms, which can include breathing problems, hives, vomiting, diarrhea, and swelling around the mouth, can be severe. Avoid offending foods altogether; but if exposed, treatment for life-threatening reactions with an epinephrine injection may be needed. Medication: Symptoms of allergies to medications, such as penicillin or aspirin, can range from mild to life-threatening and can include hives, itchy eyes, congestion, and swelling in the mouth and throat. It's best to avoid the drug altogether; however, if exposed, treatment for mild symptoms with antihistamines or steroids may be recommended. For severe allergy symptoms, epinephrine may be needed. Fragrance: Fragrances found in products including perfumes, scented candles, laundry detergent, and cosmetics can have mild to severe health consequences. For most people, symptoms abate once the scent is out of range. For some, repeated exposures cause an increase in symptoms that occur more often and last longer. There’s some debate as to whether fragrance reactions are a true allergy or simply a response to an irritant. For more allergy information visit: www.webmd.com
Nearly 20% of Americans suffer from allergies. Allergies are an abnormal response of the immune system where the body's defenses react to a usually harmless substance in the environment, such as pollen, animal dander, or food. Almost anything can trigger an allergic reaction, which can range from mild and annoying to sudden and life-threatening. Here are 10 of the most common triggers. Pollen: exposure to pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds can trigger hay fever or seasonal allergies.
The word “lethologica” describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want.
DISPLAY ADS: $4.50 per column inch. CLASSIFIED ADS: $5.90 for 30 words; 10¢ for each word thereafter. $2.00 billing charge applies. THANK YOU'S: $5.90 minimum or $3.10 per column inch. $2.00 billing charge applies. HIGHLIGHTS & HAPPENINGS: $5.90 minimum or $3.10 per column inch. $2.00 billing charge applies. HAPPY ADS: With or Without Picture: $15.00 minimum or B $4.50 per column inch.BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: $36.00 for 2x7 announcement. Ad Deadline is Monday at NOON! Legal Deadline is Friday at NOON! 244-7199 or courier@sdplains.com
housing opportunity. For more information, please call (605) 2445473. B14-tfn Employment Full-time liquor store manager for Bison Municipal Bar. Wage negotiable DOE. For application/job description, call Beth, 605-2445677 or 605-244-5231. Applications close August 8. EOE. B5-3tc Thank You Thank you to all who helped me celebrate my 97th birthday at the open house held for me June 29th at Smoky’s. This is late but I’m getting slower as time goes by. I enjoyed seeing you all so very much ~ thank you again.
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Berny Rose We would like to thank all those who sent their well wishes or attended the Petik Ranch 100 year celebration on July 7th. It was beautiful weather for a chuck wagon supper and dance. We are truly blessed to be in this amazing place with such great family, friends, and community! Vaclav & Francis Petik Descendants
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EMPLOYMENT JACKSON COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT Worker. Experience in road/bridge construction /maintenance preferred. CDL Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening required. Applications / resumes accepted. Information (605) 837-2410 or (605) 837-2422 Fax (605) 8372447. LIVE-WORK-TRAVEL-PLAY! Hiring 18-24 girls/guys. $400-$800 wkly. Paid expenses. Signing Bonus. Energetic & fun? Call 1-866-251-0768. Brookings, SD 57006-0270. dlangland@cityofbrookings.org. SEEKING A RESPONSIBLE, ENERGETIC, and motivated individual to fill an inside/outside sales/delivery driver position at a growing, family owned feed and ranch supply store located in the southern Black Hills of South Dakota. CDL is not required. Opportunity for advancement within the company. Interested parties may inquire at 605-6627223.
For Sale For Sale: Barely used lift-chair. Light sage in color. Contact Kelly or Barbie Serr at 244-7218. B6-2tc
Crocheted dishclothes and pot scrubbers are available at the Bison Courier. B4-tfn
The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter in the English language.
For Rent For rent: Homestead Heights located in Bison, S.D., has a one and two bedroom apartment available. Homestead Heights is a low-income elderly and disabled Section 8 HUD (Housing and Urban Development) housing facility. We are smoke free. Energy Assistance is available for those who qualify. Utilities are included in the rent. Homestead Heights is an equal
FULL-TIME WEED SUPERVISOR, Hyde County, Highmore, SD, Job description available upon request at Auditor’s Office. Applicants may request applications from Hyde County Auditor’s Office, 605-8522519. Wage will be $14.50 per hour with full benefits (health insurance, South Dakota Retirement, AFLAC, vacation time, sick leave and paid holidays). Submit completed application to Hyde County Auditor’s Office, PO Box 379, Highmore, SD 57345 by Friday, August 3, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. Hyde County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Larry Kerr, Hyde County Commission. SELL CABLE TV, INTERNET and Phone. Road Warrior Needed. Paid Training, Benefits, Top Pay! Vehicle, Insurance, Background Check Required. Details and Apply Online: www.takcommunications.com. HOVEN SCHOOL DISTRICT accepting applications for 7-12 Business/Technology Teacher. Contact: Peggy Petersen, Supt. at peggy,.petersen@k12.sd.us. (605) 948-2252. Open until filled.
CUSTER CLINIC IS accepting applications for a full-time LPN or Licensed Medical Assistant to join our team in the beautiful southern Black Hills. Salary based on experience; includes excellent benefits. Contact Human Resources at (605)673-2229 ext. 110 for more information or log onto www.regionalhealth.com to apply. EEOC/AA.
FULLTIME LIQUOR STORE MANAGER for Bison (SD) Municipal Bar. Wage negotiable DOE. For application/job description, call Beth, 605244-5677 or 605-244-5231. EOE. FOR SALE “IS WEAKNESS SO BAD” a book about a SD man living with high anxiety but with the help of God, found relaxation. Send $15 to Eugene Nerland, PO Box 392, Alliance NE 69301 NOTICES $2000 REWARD: English Setter answers to Tucker. White with orange ears and spots. Lost in the Timber Lake Area. Please contact David Parr 512-258-0113 or 572-217-4437.
Perkins County, in conjunction with the Bison Landfill and Lemmon Landfill, will be accepting waste tires for disposal from Perkins County residents ONLY. A grant was awarded from South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources to allow South Dakota citizens to dispose of waste tires and to clean up waste tire piles.
Stipulations Include: No tires from Dealers or Businesses No tires with rims • Must be a resident of Perkins County Waste Tire collection will be held now through the month of September and waste tires can be dropped at the following sites: Lemmon Landfill Site Monday - Wednesday - Friday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bison Landfill Site Monday - 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday - 8:00 a.m. to Noon [Published July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $36.00 each week.]
Tire Disposal
NEED MONEY TO PAY off bills or just for summer fun?? Sell Avon! Work from home. Earn 40% on your first 4 orders. 1-877-454-9658.
BUSINESS FOR SALE SMALL REFRIGERATION AND ELECTRICAL business for sale in the Black Hills. Price negotiable, many options open for discussion. Call (605)716-2559.
SEEKING HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL for Grades 9 through 12 for the Mobridge-Pollock School District #62-6. Resumes to be sent to Mobridge-Pollock School District #62-6; Attn: Tim Frederick; 1107 1st Ave East; Mobridge SD 57601. For more information please contact Tim Frederick at 605-845-9204. EOE.
ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper or 800-658-3697 for details.
PATROL OFFICERS (2) – Hourly pay range: $19.60-$23.84/hr. Visit: www.cityofbrookings.org Return application w/resume to PO Box 270,
OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY DRIVERS: $1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS. New Pay Program! *Earn up to 50 cpm *Home Weekly*2500+ miles, 95% no-tarp. Must be Canadian eligible (888) 691-5705 SPORTING GOODS BULL-A-RAMA, Sat., August 18, 2012, 6:30 pm, Redfield SD, $3,000 Added Money, Contestant Registration: Monday, August 13, 2012, From 12pm-10pm 605-259-3254, For more info: 605-472-0965 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Oscar Micheaux Film and Book Festival in Gregory, SD., August 1-4, 2012 has been CANCELLED. Please watch for announcements of the festival to be scheduled in September of 2013. For information, call 605-8359478, Jerry Wilske.
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Permanent part-time. Must have good grammar and proofreading skills. Computer experience a plus. For more information call the Bison Courier at 244-7199
West_Dakota_Realty@hotmail.com for details
1120 +/- Acres of Farm & Ranch Land For Sale at Public Auction Property located in Perkins County, South Dakota
Owner: Cordavee Heupel Tuesday, September 25, 2012
For more information please contact: Sagebrush Realty (701) 220-0778 Wayne Weishaar (701) 376-3109 ~ Sarah Weishaar (701) 376-3582 www.weishaarsales.com

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