Bison Courier, Thursday, February 28, 2013

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Volume 30 Number 37 February 28, 2013
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
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sentative Betty Olson of Prairie City. Maher serves on the Education and Commerce committees and is chair of the Senate Taxation Committee. Olson serves on the Ag and Natural Resources and Local Government Committees. Topics of local interest were varied as constituents and concerns about oil and gas issues, predator control, education funding, township right-of-way and liability issues, meandering and nonmeandering water and property rights, the Affordable Healthcare Act, and gun control. Both legislators Maher and Olson served on the summer Interim Oil and Gas Study Committee. Part of this committees duties included a field trip to the oil and gas drilling fields of North Dakota in the summer of 2012. They visited with business people directly and indirectly involved in the gas and oil industry. They also interviewed local and state governing authorities to get first-hand knowledge of the diverse issues associated with this burgeoning business. Legislators gained insight into the benefits and the problems the citizens of North Dakota are dealing with. Their goal is to have legislation already in place that addresses some of these concerns as we look ahead to continued development of oil and gas in our own state. HB 1001 requires mineral developers to give surface owners writ continued on page 6
Crunch-time for Legislators in Pierre
As the legislative session winds down, the states lawmakers have a lot to do. Crossover day was Wednesday, February 20. This was the last day for a bill or joint resolution to pass the house of origin and crossover to the other body for consideration. With the observance of Presidents Day on Monday, legislators have a couple of very busy days ahead of them. The last day of session was scheduled for Friday, March 25 reserved for consideration of gubernatorial vetoes. Stateline Right to Life and Dakota Rural Action sponsored crackerbarrel events last week in Bison and at the Indian Creek Lutheran Church with Senator Ryan Maher of Isabel and Repre-
Seminars for everyone during the KBJM Farm and Home Show
Plan to attend the seminars during the KBJM Farm and Home Show on March 8 at the Palace Theater. 1:00 PM – Dr. Ken Olson will focus on “Supplementing Mineral for Success”. A solid mineral program is key to maintaining animal production and animal health. Olson is the SDSU Extension Beef Specialist at the West River Ag Center in Rapid City where he focuses on range livestock nutrition. 2:00 PM we welcome Dr. John Ball back to Lemmon during the KBJM Farm and Home Show. Dr. Ball will be available to answer all your tree questions from which varieties are the best for the western Dakotas to why is my tree dying? Ball is the SDSU Extension Forester for SDSU Extension and Forest Health Specialist for the SD Department of Agriculture. Please contact the SDSU Extension Lemmon Regional Center with questions, 374-4177. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Spring is in the Air - join the Arbor Day Foundation in March and receive 10 free trees
The Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for everyone to celebrate the arrival of spring by planting trees. Join the Arbor Day Foundation in March 2013 and receive 10 free white pine trees. “White pines are a versatile tree that will break heavy winds and add beauty to your home,” said John Rosenow, founder and chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “These fast-growing growing landscape trees are known for their soft needles and graceful branching, making them an ideal fit for any yard.” The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between March 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Arbor Day Foundation members also receive a subscription to Arbor Day, the Foundation’s bimonthly publication, and The Tree Book, which contains information about tree planting and care. To become a member of the Foundation and receive the free trees, send a $10 contribution to TEN FREE WHITE PINE TREES, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, Nebraska 68410, by March 30, 2013. Or join online at arborday.org/march.
Charlie and Lisa Harpster of Prairie City, Representative Betty Olson, Senator Ryan Maher and Max Matthews at the Stateline Right to Life Cracker Barrel.
Senator Ryan Maher and Representative Betty Olson will be present at a legislative cracker-barrel at the Palace Theater in Lemmon on March 1st at 5:30 p.m. The forum is sponsored by the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Lemmon Area Chamber of Commerce. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Vrooman Township Annual Meeting will be at Lynn Miller home at 7 p.m. on March 5, 2013. Scotch Cap Township Annual Meeting will be at Scotch Cap School at 7 p.m. on March 5, 2013. Wilson Township Annual Meeting will be at Don & LeiLani Melling’s home at 2 p.m. on March 5, 2013.
Marshfield Township Annual Meeting will be at Justin Seidel’s home at 7 p.m. on March 5, 2013. Lodgepole Township Annual Meeting will be at the lodgeploe Store at 7 a.m. on march 5, 2013. Rainbow Township Annual Meeting will be at Hibner Insurance at 7 p.m. on March 5, 2013. Hall Township Annual Meeting at the Brad Besler Ranch, 2:00 p.m., March 5, 2013. Clark Township Annual meeting will be at 8 a.m. on March 5, 2013, at Summerville Store. Equalization meeting immediately after annual meeting. Fredlund Township Annual Meeting at 2 p.m. March 5, 2013, at the Fredlund School.
Highlights & Happenings
Beck/Highland Township Annual Meeting will be at 2 p.m. March 5, 2013 at Dick & Eleanor Johnson’s. Lone Tree Township Annual Meeting will be at 7 p.m. on March 21, 2013 at Dale Kopren’s. Discussion on opting out of tax freeze. Equalization meeting immediately following annual meeting. Cash Township Annual Meeting will be March 5, 2013 7 p.m. at the home of Edna Klein. Barrett Township Annual Meeting will be at 2 p.m. March 6, 2013 at the Albert and Bridget Keller Residence Bison Township Annual Meeting will be held March 5, 2013 at 7”30 p.m. at the Buzz Stop.
Wells Township Annual Meeting will be at 7 p.m. , March 5, 2013 at Strool Township Annual Meeting will be March 5, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Prairie City Fire Hall. Sidney Township Annual Meeting will be at 7 p.m. on March 5, 2013 at the Charlie Harpster home. Plateau Township Annual Meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. March 5, 2013 at the Keith Hanson home. Moreau Township Annual Meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. on March 5, 2013 at the home of Patty Kelly. Rockford Township Annual Meeting will be at 7 p.m. March 5, 2013 at the Rosebud Church. Meadow Township Annual Meeting will at 7 p.m. on March 18 at Rose Plumbing in Meadow, imme-
Townships get your equalization meeting information emailed to courier@sdplains.com or leave a message at 244-7199.
diately followed by the Equalization Meeting. Arrow Transit provides transportation for appointments, shopping and more. Rapid city trips are 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday for $30.00. Lemmon to Bismarck trips are 2nd Wednesday and 4th thursday for $25.00. lemmon to Dickinson 1st Wednesday for $20.00. Call for information 374-3189.
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South Dakota seniors and veterans stand to lose millions in Social Security Benefits in COLA Recalculation
A proposed recalculation of Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) for Social Security benefits would cost South Dakota’s seniors more than $300 million in lost income over the next 10 years, and $112 billion for beneficiaries nationwide. This is includes a loss of more than $51 million in benefits over 10 years for more than 75,000 veterans in South Dakota alone. “Social Security is a benefit South Dakotans – including veterans - have earned over a lifetime of hard work,” said Sarah Jennings, state director for AARP South Dakota. “Changing the way cost of living adjustments are calculated and moving to a chained consumer price index, or chained CPI would take millions out of the pockets of older South Dakotans, many of whom rely on every penny of their benefits just to survive.” Jennings met with staff of Senators Tim Johnson and John Thune to stress the harm it would cause South Dakota seniors to move to a chained consumer price index. “The current Social Security COLA already understates what the average older South Dakotans spends and purchases each month. The chained CPI fails to take into account that seniors spend more of their income on basics, like prescriptions, utilities and health care,” said Jennings. “When prices go up, seniors simply can’t plug in a less expensive substitute.” “South Dakotans overwhelmingly rely on Social Security as a principal source of income in retirement. The average monthly benefit in South Dakota is just $1,100. That check makes up more than half the monthly income for more than 40% of recipients in South Dakota. For 1 out of every 5 South Dakotans who receive Social Security, it is their only income in retirement,” said Jennings. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, South Dakota was home to 76,000 veterans in 2011. Using data from the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, AARP calculates that adoption of the chained CPI would result in South Dakota’s veterans losing $51.3 million over a 10-year period. Nationally, 23 million disabled veterans and military retirees would see their compensation and benefits cut by $17 billion over that 10-year period. Under this proposal, benefits for retired and disabled veterans would shrink by larger amounts every year, hurting those who served our nation more and more as they age and their retirement savings start to run out. And our nation’s youngest veterans – especially those who were wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan -- would face harmful cuts according to the Congressional Budget Office. Replacing the current COLA formula with the chained CPI would cause a 30-year-old veteran with severe disabilities to see his or her veterans’ benefits reduced annually by $1,425 at age 45, $2,341 at 55 and $3,231 at 65. “Social Security didn’t cause the budget deficit, and it shouldn’t be used to solve it,” Jennings concluded. “South Dakota seniors aren’t a line item in a budget. Any reduction in Social Security benefits would be felt dramatically when it comes time to pay utility bills and paying for prescriptions. We’re asking Senators Johnson and Thune to protect the benefits South Dakotans have earned, not gamble them away as part of a budget deal.”
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Central States Fair announces first act
The Central States Fair is pleased to announce Justin Moore will perform Sunday, August 18, as part of the 2013 Central States Fair Black Hills Power Concert Series. Moore has been steadily climbing the country charts with such hits as "Til My Last Day," "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away" and "Backwoods." “We plan on offering a combination of country and rock and roll to this years' Central States Fair," said Ron Jeffries, CSF general manager. "More announcements will be coming and we're confident this year will again provide great affordable entertainment for the entire family." Tickets are scheduled to go on sale in early July. The Central States Fair will take place August 16-23, 2013 and will again feature four nights of concerts, three nights of PRCA Range Days Rodeo and motor events. For more information contact the Central States Fair office at 605-355-3861 or LIKE us on Facebook for more updates.
Tuesday, March 5
Hungarian goulash cooked cabbage pears
Wednesday, March 6
French dip sandwich potato salad grape juice vanilla ice cream
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, February 28, 2013 • Page 3 Community garden discussed
The Community Garden was the topic of a meeting of the Master Gardeners and the folks that rent a plot in the community garden located on Perkins County Fairgrounds property. In the 2012 growing season, due to the dry conditions, cost of the water for the garden exceeded the amount of rent generated. Rather than raise the rent on the plots the MG’s asked if gardeners would be willing to assist in some fundraising activities to help pay for the water. That suggestion was endorsed by all the gardeners; they just asked to be called when help was needed. In addition to the water issue, they will volunteer to help get fertilizer (sheep manure) hauled onto the garden prior to the spring tilling of the entire garden. The invasion of Canada thistle on the north end in the trees was considered, plus trying to keep the trees weeded to avoid weed infestation of the garden. The MG’s have aggressively attacked the bind weed (Creeping Jenny) in the garden over the past years and that pesky weed is now under control. Plot gardeners were informed of the many community services in which the Master Gardeners help promote or actively participate. In 2012 the MG’s raised a total of $ 7,114.67 and expended $ 6,608.33 on various community events including the water for the garden. Some of the events include the annual Spring Plant Sale, the Community Garden, the annual Pumpkin Fest, all the horticulture prizes at the Perkins County Fair, continuing education for annual recertification as Master Gardeners and the electronic sign on Main Street. In addition MG’s are available to help with questions and speak or give presentations on gardening topics. Anyone interested in renting a plot in the community garden is encouraged to contact Geraldine Peck at 244-5942 as there are plots available for 2013. Each plot is 30 ft. by 60 ft. (1800 sq. ft.) and rents for $60.00 which includes the water. That is only three and one third cents ($ .033) per square foot, a real bargain! The average monetary return per square foot, according to seven studies across the US, was $ .74, which took into account the cost for establishing the garden. This would suggest that on this size plot you could realize about a $1332.00 value! You may not want a plot that is 30 x 60, if so; you can request a smaller plot and the cost will pro-rated accordingly. Visit with Geraldine Peck about arrangements to accommodate your needs, however, nothing smaller than 30 x 10 would be very workable on the garden grid. If you want to provide yourself and your family with fresh, healthy produce this season, with the benefit of having some to preserve for the rest of the year, get involved in gardening! It is a great place to distress your mind, get good exercise, feed your family and get closer to nature! Sign up! Give Geraldine a call – 244-5942!
Grain and Livestock Marketing Seminar Tuesday, March 5th Smoky’s 11:00 a.m.
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Guest Columnist
The Modern Ranch
their culinary skills, heir-raising adeptness, and washboard scrubbing techniques to get dirty trousers clean. I have seen old photographs of pioneering ranch women riding horses and branding cattle in long black dresses. Ranches have stood the test of hardships and have had to go through changes over the decades in order to keep thriving. Ranch women have had to do the same. The dresses just weren’t cutting it to get the job done when the hems of their dresses became more of a job hazard than the feisty range cattle they had to deal with such as when they branded calves. Thankfully, some things from the old west didn’t survive and women ranching in long dresses was one of the things that didn’t make it to the 21st century. Ladies made room for improvements in the way they did ranch work by
Amy Kirk is a ranch wife from Custer, South Dakota.
A depiction of a modern day ranch just wouldn’t be complete or accurate without a determined woman in it. You know the kind of woman I’m talking about; a tough ranch wife struggling with a gate to open or close it shut; maybe even hurling a few expletives in the process. Hardy gals have been a crucial part of many-a-ranch and back in the old days, women had it even tougher, handling the work of men while wearing long dresses. These resilient women have contributed in numerous ways, not just for
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modifying their work attire. Even though American ranches and the women that lived on them have gone through some transformations over the last 150 years, both continue to be a great part of western Americana. Now, back to talking about the modern day ranch wife. I think it’s safe to say that country women wrestling a tight gate should be the first image that comes to mind when talking about a scenic picture of today’s American ranches. Some gates are easy openers and some are real doozies but regardless, 99.6% of the time that a ranch couple pulls up to a gate in a pickup or on a four-wheeler, the wife gets the gate. There are exceptions to this scenario of course, and that’s when a rancher forgets to ask his wife if she wants to go for a drive. Coming to a gate on horseback changes the percentage also; depending on the couple and the ranch...and maybe the number of gates. If kids are involved that has the potential to decrease the percentage of time the wife has to get the gate too. A standard joke in the cattle ranching world is the ranch wife “getting the gate.” Stories have been told and written about it and cartoons have been sketched illustrating it. If you’ve ever followed the Stampede cartoons by Wyoming cartoonist Jerry Palen, you know what I’m talking about. A common theme with every ranch wife can relate to is the ranch wife character Flo and her perpetual gate-getting battles. Whether in a long dress from the mid 1800’s or the blue jeans of today, ranch women have wrangled gates with the same tenacity that has been necessary to ensure the continuation of ranching. A ranch wife’s grit and fortitude in getting gates is symbolic of what it takes for ranching to continue as well as the ability to end the absurdity of ranching in a dress.
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Obituary Vivan Lyon
all 8 grades in a nearby country school. Vivan graduated from Lemmon High School with the class of 1961. On Jan 16, 1961 he joined the 211th Engineering Co of Lemmon SD and was honorably discharged Jan 15, 1965. He was called to active duty on Nov 15, 1961 to Aug 7, 1962 during the Berlin Crisis. On June 20, 1964 Vivan and Barbara Welter were married at Faith, South Dakota and started their married life on a ranch NW of Thunder Butte working for his father. Three children were born to this union: Cary in 1965, Twyla in 1967 and Tracy in 1968. On June 1, 1969 the family leased and moved to the former L.J. Seim ranch on the South Grand River, south of Lemmon. They later purchased the ranch where Vivan raised Hereford cattle and enjoyed many years of ranching. Health reasons forced the sale of the cows in March of 2012. On March 23, 2012 he was diagnosed with ALS at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. On July 30, 2012 he entered Five Counties Nursing Home where he fought a courageous battle with ALS and passed away Feb 19, 2013. He served on the Anderson Township board for many years, the Grand River Grazing board for 12 years; a number of those years as President and severed on various other boards in the community. Vivan thoroughly enjoyed recording and reporting the weather for the National Weather
The Bison Courier • Thursday, February 28, 2013 • Page 5
Pastors Perspective
Pastor Brad Burkhalter
Funeral services for Vivan Lyon, age 69, of Meadow, South Dakota were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon, SD. Chaplain David Peterson officiated. Following a time of fellowship, burial was in the Gallaway Cemetery at Meadow, SD. Military Honors will be provided by the Brattvet-Green American Legion Post #66. Serving as casketbearers are Paul Huffman, Paul Skjoldal, Gary Wilken, Jade Lyon, Bernie Donner and Chuck Anderson. All family and friends are considered honorary casketbearers. Special music was provided by Marilyn Willey, pianist. Vivan Watt Lyon was born to N.F. (Red) and Margaret (Tidball) Lyon on April 11, 1943 at Dupree, South Dakota. He was raised on the family ranch in the Coal Springs Community. He attended
Service. Vivan is survived by his wife Barbara of Meadow, SD; son, Cary (Caren) Lyon of Dickinson, ND and grandchildren Mike, Katie, Emily and Zachary Lyon; daughter, Twyla (Wayne) Chapman, Billings, MT and grandchildren Amanda (Martin) Villafranco, Frank Chapman and Amber Chapman; daughter, Tracy Landsem, Sioux Falls, SD and grandchildren Logan and Dylan Landsem; great granddaughter, Elizabeth Villafranco and one great granddaughter due March 2013; his mother, Margaret Lyon Reno; three brothers, Jim (Joan) Lyon, Norman (Sue) Lyon, Ralph (Shari) Lyon; two sisters, Lu Anne (Irving) Jordan and Barbara (Tony) Lorenz; two brothers-in-law, Mike Schoenfelder and Dennis (Noma) Welter; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his father N.F. (Red) Lyon; sister, Laska Schoenfelder; father and mother-in-law, Gene and Lila Welter; maternal and paternal grandparents; one nephew, Cody Lyon; step-father, Russell Reno; and several aunts and uncles. Visitation was from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with the family present from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2013 at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon. Condolences may be sent through our website at www.evansonjensenfuneralhome.com.
The apostle Paul (writing under inspiration) begins with the word, "Therefore." That's a transition word that basically means, in light of what he has been saying, there are conclusions that he can draw. So, what has he been saying? The main message of chapter four is that we are justified (saved, made righteous in God's sight) by faith, just like Abraham was. That means that man is not saved because of anything that he does or has done. Man is not saved by keeping the law. Man is saved by faith in Jesus Christ who kept the law for him. Man is guilty, he has broken God's law, the Ten Commandments. For example: Have you ever stolen anything? Taken anything that does not belong to you? Have you ever lied? I could go on, but I don't think I need to. We all stand guilty before God. There is no way for us to pay the fine that we owe and if God judges us with justice, according to His law, we will all be guilty and headed for hell. The way we avoid judgement, and the justice and punishment we deserve, is to put our faith (trust) in Jesus Christ who willingly stepped in to pay our fine for us. Without faith in Christ we receive justice. With faith we receive salvation and peace with God. So we are justified (saved) by faith. That means we trust Jesus' payment of our fine rather than trusting in something that we have done. When we believe that Jesus was "delivered up for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification" (Romans 4:25), we are saved by faith. When we are saved by faith we have peace with God. There is no greater or more important thing than to have peace with God. No enmity, no friction, no barriers between you and God. May God bless you as you consider these great truths.
Romans 5:1 "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:"
Vivian "Mrs. Joe A" Hulm
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
Funeral services for Vivian "Mrs. Joe A" Hulm, age 95, of Lemmon, South Dakota, formerly of Glad Valley, South Dakota, were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 25, 2013 at the Indian Creek Lutheran Church south of Meadow, South Dakota. Pastor Harold Delbridge will officiate with burial in the Gallaway Cemetery at Meadow, SD. Special music was provided by Carol Nelson and Arlie Hulm. Serving as casketbearers were all of Vivian's grandchildren. The
staff of Five Counties Nursing Home are considered honorary casketbearers. Vivian Beulah Martin was born on July 7, 1917 at Lane, South Dakota to John and Olga Martin. She attended Coal Springs School. Following her schooling she married Joe A. Hulm on March 16, 1940 in Bison, South Dakota. They lived in various places in the Meadow area and in 1950 they moved to Glad Valley, SD. To this union, seven children were born, Maynard, Arlen, Monte, Merle, Larry, Nadine and Marty. Vivian enjoyed sewing, needlework and gardening. She was famous for her homemade bread and oatmeal cookies. She wasn't a fan of sardine sandwiches because that's what Joe would make her for lunch when she was out in the field running the tractor. Picture the following; Vivian used to help Joe put in fence posts and when it was too tough to dig, she hopped on his back to help break through the hard dry dirt. She will be missed by family and friends alike. Vivian passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at the Five Counties Nursing Home
in Lemmon. Grateful for having shared her life are her children, Maynard Hulm, Elizabeth, CO, Arlen (Betty) Hulm, Faith, SD, Merle (Cheryl) Hulm, Bison, SD, Larry (Ella) Hulm, Glad Valley, SD, Nadine (Hulm) Bellington, Brighton, CO and Marty Hulm, Bremerton, WA; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great great-grandchildren; brothers, Floyd (Rose) Martin, Meadow, SD, Dean Martin, Rapid City, SD, Alvin Martin, Rapid City, SD; two sisters, Eulala Lensegrav, Rapid City, SD and Marcella Norman, San Antonio, TX; sister-in-law, Edna Martin, Spearfish, SD; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; one son, Monte Hulm; her parents, John and Olga Martin; four brothers, Maynard, Lowell, Bud and John Martin; and one sister, Verna Christman. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2013 followed by a family service at 7:00 p.m. all at the EvansonJensen Funeral Home in Lemmon.
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 8:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 11:00 a.m.
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Class - 7:00 p.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.
Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: Morristown - 4:45 p.m. Lemmon - 7:15 p.m., Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Bison - 11:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Reva • Sunday School 9:45, Worship Service - 11:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service -10:30 a.m.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
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.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
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ural Resources to establish a program to assist landowners involved in such predicaments. These 3 bills have been sponsored by both Maher and Olson and are among others scheduled for review on February 19. SB1, also sponsored by our legislators, requires drilling companies to furnish plugging and performance bonds in the amount of $50,000 per well drilled or a $100,000 blanket bond. Drilling companies are required to plug each dry or abandoned well, and to restore premises to the condition that existed before the drilling began. This bill has been referred to the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Another bill sponsored by Maher and Olson is HB 1005. It requires companies involved in the use of hydraulic fracturing to post detailed information on the FracFocus Chemical Disclosure Registry. This information includes fracture data, operator name, county and state, the well name
continued from page 1 ten notice of proposed development activities at least 30 days before operations commence. Such operations include well site construction, road building, grading, excavation, demolition and related activities. The notice shall disclose the plan of work and enable the surface owner opportunity to evaluate any proposed development on his property. HB 1004 addresses the issue of mineral developers who fail or refuse to negotiate in good faith and surface owners to determine damages to property. If litigation over such disagreements ensues, a court may award treble damages to the surface owner. SB 2 addresses the issues of property owners dealing with unresolved surface depredation from companies that are bankrupt or insolvent. This bill appropriates $300,000 from the petroleum release compensation fund to the Department of Energy and Nat-
and number, longitude, latitude, longitude/latitude projection, product type, true vertical depth, total water volume and hydraulic fracturing fluid composition. The status of this bill is unknown at this time. A couple of issues that never fail to receive a great deal of public comment are hunting/fishing privileges and landowner rights. Representative Olson and Senator Maher both said they have received some really nasty e-mails from hunting enthusiasts across the state in response to legislation they proposed. One of these bills is HB 1123. It would add a surcharge of $6 to certain hunting licenses of which $1 would go to the animal damage control fund. It is estimated that this would generate about $300,000 for predator control. The other $5 surcharge, would go to the South Dakota sportsmans access and landowner depredation fund for wildlife depredation and damage manage-
Farm Ground ~~ Ranch Land
Directions to Glad Valley: From Faith, SD, go 3 W on Hwy 212, then 30 N on Hwy 73, then 20 E on Hwy 20 ~~~ From Lemmon, SD, go 35 S on Hwy 73, then 20 E on Hwy 20 ~~~ From Isabel, SD, go 17 W on Hwy 20 ~~ At Glad Valley, SD, go 3 N & 1 W to reach property • 4094.2 Deeded plus 723.61 Tribal (all pasture) & 1857.09 Linch Family Trust Lease (mostly pasture w/172.47 A. crop land) •1833.38 Deeded Farmland w/more land that could be farmed 320.24 Deeded Winter Wheat planted 528.55 Deeded in Hay (alfalfa & grass) 984.59 Deeded in Stubble & Summer Fallow •2260.82 Deeded Presently in Pasture & Trees Farmland acres fenced & laid out in strips ~ Hunting ~ Shelterbelts ~ Barns, Corrals & Windbreak ~ Stock Dams, Spring Fed Dugouts, Wells, some pipelines ~ Good access ~ Only 3 - 4 miles from Hwy 20 ~ FSA payments & Crop Bases ~~~ OFFERED IN 7 TRACTS AND AS 1 UNIT
Auction held at old Community Center on Main St. in Isabel, SD (Hwy 20 & Hwy 65)
4094+ Deeded Acres -- Plus 723 acre Tribal Lease & 1857 acre Private Lease -- Ziebach County – north of Faith, SD
Mon. Mar. 25, 2013 * 1:00 pm MT
Micky Barnica Estate & Larry Barnica
ment and for the walk-in program. Predator control is an issue of concern for the area cattle and sheep producers. Max Matthews, President of the South Dakota Sheep Growers, traveled to Pierre four times this session to testify in behalf of four bills relating to predator control. HB 1168 would benefit local predator control districts as it would authorize county commissioners to increase the levy for sheep and cattle to not more than 75 cents per head. currently there is a levy of 25 cents per head for sheep kept for breeding and 6 cents per head for cattle one year old and older not in feedlots. For years the federal government has kept the wolf on the endangered species list thus preventing the hunting of these animals. Over the past several months, there has been some indication that they will be removed from such protection. If this occurs, SB 205 would classify the wolf as a predator in South Dakota and allow them to be hunted in certain circumstances. Olson indicated that even representatives from the eastern part of our state are beginning to realize the need for control of coyotes seeing that they kill and consume wildlife as well as sheep and calves. State trappers are employed to help manage these predators and often hunt coyotes using airplanes and pilots contracted for this purpose. Olson said that it costs about $80,000 a year to employ each state trapper. At this time Perkins County has only one
licensed pilot contracted for aerial hunting, Terry Haggart. One of the issues of concern to people at both crackerbarrel sessions is The Affordable Healthcare Act, better known as Obamacare. Maher and Olson both said that under Obamacare the rules for Medicaid qualifications are being expanded and this could increase the number of people on South Dakota’s medicaid eligibility list by 48,000. At this time, there are about 144,000 people in our state that use the Medicaid system. South Dakota pays for about 45% of these health care costs. The federal government pays the balance. Under the current law, the most any state will have to pay to fund Medicaid is 50%. Albeit, South Dakota is looking at a substantial increase in our Medicaid budget. Where will the money come from to pay for these increases? Maher indicated that it is likely that education funding will have to be cut. Because of term limitations, both Senator Maher and Representative Olson will not be able to run for their posts in 2014. Olson could seek the districts senate seat if she wished. Olson indicated she is trying to “twist Maher’s arm” about running for the SD School and Public Lands Commissioner’s job. About serving as our representative then as our senator, Maher said, “It’s the most expensive hobby I’ve ever had.” Thanks to both of them for their service to all of us and for being willing to take time to share with us what’s going on in Pierre.
Tract 1: 160 acres ~ NE¼ Sec. 18 ~ 153+ tillable acres w/ 40+ acres planted to W Wheat and 35+ acres Alfalfa ~Taxes: $336.94 or $2.11/acre Tract 2: 320 acres ~ N½ of Sec. 17 ~ 311+ tillable acres w/77+ acres planted to W Wheat and 88+ acres Alfalfa/Grass ~Taxes: $739.54 or $2.31/acre Tract 3: 289.48 acres ~ Most of west half of Sec. 7 ~ 269+ tillable acres w/ 34+ acres Alfalfa ~Taxes: $ 642.65 or $ 2.22/acre Tract 4: 577.18 acres ~ Most of Sec. 6 424.5+ tillable acres w/80 acres planted to W Wheat, 226+ acres Alfalfa, & 164 acres pasture ~ Some pasture areas would be tillable ~ Elec, & good well w/tire tank in NW ¼ ~Taxes: $1164.04 or $2.02/acre Tract 5: 863.01 acres ~ All of Sec. 24 and most of the west side of Sec. 19 ~ Great site for headquarters w/good, mature shelterbelt w/majestic pines, spruce, good well & elec, all in center of Sec. 24 ~ Dams & spring-fed dug-outs throughout Tract ~ 221+ tillable acres w/ 66+ acres planted to W Wheat, & 79+ acres Grass/Alfalfa ~ 640 acres pasture ~Taxes: $1699.84 or $1.97 /acre Tract 6: approx. 775 acres ~ All of Sec.13 and most of NW¼ of Sec. 18 ~ Mostly Pasture ~ Spring fed dug-outs & Dams ~ Borders county road ~ 35+ tillable acres, presently in grass, & 734 acres pasture ~Taxes: $1,076.86 or $ 1.39/acre Tract 7: 1109.14 acres ~ “Fort Barnica” ~ all of Sec. 5, except for Mrs. Micky Barnica s home) and E½ of Sec. 7, and NW¼ of Sec. 8 ~ Barn, Corrals, & Windbreak, w/elec & especially good well w/automatic waterer in Sec. 7. (This is where Larry & Micky did their calving.) ~ See well log & you can see this could be used to pipe water throughout tract ~ Dams & Spring-fed Dug-outs ~ A lot of Sec. 7 used to be hayed ~ Sec. 5 also has springy draw to provide water all along it in wet years ~ Water Pipeline w/tank, & small dug-out in Sec. 5 ~ 417+ tillable acres w/55+ acres planted to W Wheat, 28+ acres Alfalfa/Grass & 684 acres pasture ~ Taxes: $1699.84 or $2.05/acre Successful bidder on this tract also gets option for Tribal Lease & Linch Family Trust Lease
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The Cardinals played three games of Boys Basketball on Saturday afternoon when they hosted the Wall Eagles. It was the final regular-season game for the Cards and was also Parents Day. Before the varsity warm-up began, all of the players were introduced with either their parents or grandparents. As a group, the families were thanked for their support of Cardinal athletics throughout the season. The past few games the countdown had been on to see if Senior Wil Kolb would reach 1,000 points scored during the regular season. Following a second check of the scorebooks, it was discovered that Kolb had attained that milestone during the Rapid City Christian game on February 7. On Saturday, after the parents were recognized, Coach Corben Alley presented Kolb with a basketball signed by the team to honor his accomplishment. Kolb’s teammate, Daniel Chapman, made his 1,000th point as a junior last year and two years before that, Kolb’s
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season at home --------older brother, Justin, had also reached that goal. Bison - 53; Wall – 75 Two fairly evenly-matched teams took the court for the opening tip of the varsity game. The Eagles got the ball and capitalized on it with a quick basket by Tucker O’Rourke. A Cardinals’ turnover led to a second basket in the first 30 seconds by Wall as Lane Hustead dropped one in. Daniel Chapman got the Bison boys on the board with two free throws at the 7:14 mark of the quarter. The Eagles dominated the next few minutes scoring two three-pointers and a two-pointer giving them a 10-point lead. Kolb finally broke the Cards’ scoring drought with a nothing but net three-pointer. Ty Plaggemeyer followed that with a deuce and the Wall lead was cut in half. Kolb stood in there and drew a charge on the Eagle’s Laketon McLaughlin but a turnover by the Cards gave the ball back to Wall. Yancy Buer’s quick move got the ball away from Wall and after a perfect assist from Buer; Chapman scored a two-pointer. Wall scored the last five points of the game on a trey from Tyler Trask and a two from Tucker O’Rourke. At the first break the score was 9-17 in favor of Wall. Chapman was the first to score in the second quarter with a twopointer ten seconds into the period. Wall matched that and then found another three-point shooter in reserve Carson Johnston. Plaggemeyer made a basket for Bison before Anderson scored five for the Eagles. Chapman made an old-fashioned three-pointer after being fouled by Clancy Lytle on the shot. His basket was good and the free throw dropped through the net. Chapman put up another deuce but it was bookended by three-pointers from Anderson and Johnston. The next five points were the Cards as Buer put up a good three-pointer and Kolb added two. McLaughlin scored Wall’s final points of the quarter and the last three points were earned at the charity stripe by Chapman, two for two and Buer, one for two. At the break the Cards were down by nine, 26-35. The third quarter started with a basket by Kolb for the Cardinals. The Eagles posted the next eight points as their three-point shooters couldn’t seem to miss from beyond the arc. Chapman added two more for the Cards at 5:21 remaining and again at 3:00 left in the quarter. Wall slowed down during the middle of the quarter, also, but then picked it up with two deuces by McLaughlin and another three from Trask. In the last two minutes of the quarter the Cards were picking up some fouls but the Eagles were struggling from the line and only made one free shot. Plaggemeyer shot another good three and Lane Kopren got in the book before the end of the period. Bison’s final score of the quarter was a deuce from Buer at the buzzer, Plaggemeyer started the final period off with a three getting the Cards within 11 of their opponent. Hustead answered with a long ball of his own and then Anderson scored on two free throws and a basket. Chapman scored a two right before the Eagles had three good from beyond the arc in a row. Anderson finished off that scoring run with two free throws after being fouled by Kolb. Chapman scored six of the nine final Cardinal points going four for four from the line and adding a two-pointer in-between trips to the FT line. Michael Kopren scored the last basket for Bison from three-point land. At the final buzzer the Cards were down by 22 points, 53-75. On Monday, February 25, the Cards travel to Buffalo for the opening round of the District 16 B Tournament. They will play Lemmon at 6:00 p.m.
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Senator Ryan Maher’s views of week 7 of the 2013 Legislative session
have until March 5th to pass the 2nd body. There are 96 bills that are still active in the House out of the 242 that were originally filed in the Senate. There are 80 active bills in the Senate out of 250 that were originally filed in the House. In the final two weeks of session, we will be focused on implementing fiscal responsibility to balance our state budget without raising your taxes. We will also be focused on funding for education establishing a new economic development bill to create incentives for job creation. As we review the revenue projections that will impact our state budget we must consider the impacts of the looming sequestration deadline for the federal government of March 1. The federal government’s irresponsible spending has created a crisis for our nation and there will likely be a significant impact on our state budget resulting from loss of federal funding. “Sequestration” is the term that refers to automatic reduction to federal government spending for a given fiscal year. Unless Congress and the President agree on a deficit-reduction package by March 1, many federal programs will see across the board spending reductions. Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare will be mostly exempt. The cuts will take effect over the next 10 years and total about $1.2 trillion. Currently, they will apply equally to defense and non-defense spending. Senator Thune met with Republican legislators this week and expressed serious doubt that Congress will act to avoid the sequestration deadline of March 1st. Thune expressed caution and fiscal responsibility as we prepare the state budget, realizing that significant federal cuts as a result of sequestration are very realistic. HB 1161 is an Act to establish and provide certain incentives for projects that create new jobs, promote economic activity, and to establish the rural economic development partnership program. The bill will help promote expansion of existing SD businesses and provide incentives for new businesses that will create jobs. The bill would require local control and approval by municipalities- decisions which are referable by a vote of the people. If municipalities are willing to dedicate a portion of their 2% sales tax for economic development incentives, it would allow the state to match the funding for approved projects. Rural projects would also qualify and applications would go directly to the State Board of Economic Development for approval. The Senate and House Health & Human Services Committees held a joint meeting on February 20th to listen to public input in regard to Medicaid reform. The joint committee listened to public testimony for over 2 hours and efforts to facilitate more public discussion will be ongoing. Current spending levels are not sustainable and reforms are necessary to keep the program viable for future generations. SB 45 passed the House on February 21 and will now go to the Governor for final approval. The bill will allow citizens to apply for renewal of their driver’s license by mail or internet once in any ten year period. This bill will make government more efficient and reduce waiting periods for license renewal. It is a great example of how we are working to make government work better for the people. On Thursday this past week all of the oil and gas bills made the final hurdle and are now sitting on the Governor’s Desk. These bills include House Bill 1001, 1002, 1003, 1004 and 1006 HB 1001 - will require mineral developers to give notice to surface owners before entering the land. HB 1002 - will provide for the creation of a trust account for un-locatable mineral interest owners. HB 1003 - will revise the purpose of the agriculture mediation program, to include oil and gas mediation. HB 1004 – will award triple damages in certain surface depredation cases. HB 1006 – will revise the laws relating to the termination of certain mineral interests. The final two weeks of Session will be the busiest yet and we will continue working hard to make our state an even better place to live, work and raise a family.
Greetings from Pierre, As I write this we are entering our eighth week of a nine week session so things are starting to all come together and the committees will finish up there work this week and then the discussion will be on the budget and how the excess revenues will be spent. Wednesday of this past week was crossover day – the day by which all bills had to be passed by their house of origin. Bills now
Representative Betty Olson’s views of week 7 of the 2013 Legislative session
clock” like earlier legislatures had to in order to finish their work. On Thursday our committees worked on Senate bills. These are the bills we passed out of House Ag: •SB 1 to revise the provisions regarding plugging and performance bonds for oil and gas wells and to repeal the supplemental restoration bond requirement was amended in committee to reduce the bond for wells at or less than fifty-five hundred feet in depth to ten thousand dollars per well drilled or a thirty thousand dollar blanket and to reduce the bond for wells more than fifty-five hundred feet in depth to fifty thousand dollars per well drilled, or one hundred thousand dollars blanket. After testimony from some of the small gas exploration folks, SB 1 passed out of committee 13 to 0. •SB 17 to make an appropriation from the coordinated natural resources conservation fund to the State Conservation Commission also passed with no opposition. •Sen. Vehle and I brought SB 205 to put wolves on the predator list in South Dakota. Right now wolves are on the endangered species list in western South Dakota. The western Dakotas are part of the Rocky Mountain region and wolves have been taken off the endangered species list in all the other states in the region, leaving the western North and South Dakota as isolated territory where wolves are protected by federal law. The eastern Dakotas are part of the Great Lakes region where wolves are not considered endangered. GF&P Sec. Vonk suggested this legislation to me last year after USFW told him that wolves were going to be removed from the endangered species list in 2012 and Game Fish and Parks testified in favor of SB 205. Making mountain lions game animals didn't work out so well. These large predators have drastically decreased the number of elk and deer available for hunters. I don't think GF&P wanted to make the same mistake with wolves and so far all the legislators have agreed. House Local Government committee passed two bills: •SB 121 repealed the Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation which hasn't acted for thirty years. •SB 166 increases the number of years for a concealed weapon permit from four years to five years to make it consistent with the background checks when you buy a firearm. HB 1087, The School Sentinel bill, narrowly passed out of Senate State Affairs with a 5 to 4 vote. HB 1087 would allow local school boards to decide if they wanted to allow school employees to carry concealed weapons on school premises to protect the students and themselves. These volunteers would receive the same firearms training as law enforcement officers and would certainly make our isolated school districts in the area safer. These are some of the bills that went through the House this week: •HB 1089 requiring statewide livestock ownership inspection was killed. •SB 13 to revise provisions relating to the administration of mineral rights on and under research parks. •SB 41 revising provisions regarding the requirements for school bus inspection and to authorize the Highway Patrol to approve school bus inspectors. •SB 45 will permit people to renew an operator's license, a motorcycle operator's license, or nondriver identification card without appearing in person at a driver license exam site. These five bills that came out of our Oil and Gas Development summer study committee passed the Senate this week: •HB 1001 requiring mineral developers to give notice to surface owners before entering the land was my bill and it passed with only two no votes. •HB 1002 to provide for the creation of a trust account for un-locatable mineral interest owners. •HB 1003 to revise the purpose of the agriculture mediation program. •HB 1004 to provide for the award of treble damages in surface depredation cases. •HB 1006 revising provisions relating to the termination of mineral interests. The Senate also passed these bills important to our district: •SB 238 to appropriate money to the animal damage control fund for predator control services and to declare an emergency. •SB 183 revises provisions relating to hunting trespass and increases penalties for trespassing. •SB 207 to make certain legislative findings concerning federal infringement on Second Amendment rights. •SB 76 appropriates money to fund the education service agencies. The biggest issue facing our state and nation is sequestration starting on March 1. President Obama brought sequester in 2011 as a threat to Congress to get them to raise taxes. Congress will only agree to cut spending instead of raising taxes and Obama is blaming everyone else for the problems he created. We don't have any idea how sequestration will affect our state budget, but you better buckle your seat belts folks, it could be a rough ride! To get in touch with me, call the House Chamber number 7733851. Leave a phone number and I'll call you back. The fax number is 773-6806. If you send a fax, address it to Rep. Betty Olson. You can also email me at rep.bettyolson@state.sd.us during session. You can keep track of bills and committee meetings at this link: http://legis.state.sd.us/ Use this link to find the legislators, see what committees they are on, read all the bills and track the status of each bill, listen to committee hearings, and contact the legislators.
Rep. Betty Olson
The 2013 legislative session is winding down with two weeks remaining to finish the peoples’ business. Wednesday was Cross Over day where all bills had to be dealt with in the house of origin. The Senate got through the last of their bills earlier than the House, but we finished before 11:00 that night and didn’t have to “cover the
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 6:00 p.m. City Hall
Bison Town Board
CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL: Chairman Juell Chapman called the regular monthly meeting of the Bison Town Board to order on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall. All trustees - Luke Clements, Matt Butsavage, Mike Lockert, David Kopren were present. Others present: employees Heath McKinstry and Beth Hulm. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS RECITED BY ALL.
MINUTES: 008-2013 – Clements moved, seconded by Butsavage to amend the minutes of the regular Jan. 8 meeting to include the following salaries for 2013: $8.50 as a starting wage for all new bartenders; board chairman, unchanged at $100/meeting and trustees at $50/ meeting; and the finance officer for the liquor audit, unchanged at $487.59/twice annually. Carried. 009-2013 – Clements moved, seconded by Chapman to approve the Jan. 8 minutes as amended. Carried. 010-2013 – Chapman moved, seconded by Kopren to approve the minutes of the special Jan. 24 meeting. Carried. FINANCIAL STATEMENT: 0102013 – Lockert moved, seconded by Kopren to approve the Financial Report. Carried. The complete report is on file at City Hall.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS Storm Sewer project: Trustees reviewed a down-sized engineering plan from Allan Page which would include a storm sewer for Main Street and the alley behind Main Street businesses (north side) only and the detention pond. Page had increased the pipe size on Main St. to accommodate future flow rates from Lions Park and City Park. Trustees held a speakerphone conversation with Page regarding a discrepancy in his figures. Action was postponed until those are addressed. Employee job descriptions: 0142013 - Chapman moved, seconded by Clements to approve updated employee job descriptions and to have all employees sign one for their employee file. Carried. Utility Resolution: 015-2014 – Butsavage moved, seconded by Chapman to increase consumer water usage rates by 80 cents/1,000 gallons to match the increase that the Town of Bison received from Perkins Water Rural Water and to increase the monthly sewer depreciation charge per consumer by $5.00 to meet the state’s minimum of $22/month and to approve the following resolution. Roll call vote: Kopren, yes; Lockert, yes; Butsavage, yes; Clements, yes; Chapman, yes. Motion carried 5 – 0. TOWN OF BISON Resolution No. 2012-1
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hook-ups; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Town Board of Bison in Bison, South Dakota that the following rates become effective on January 1, 2013: WATER Availability charge $10.00 Usage rate $5.80/1,000 gallons Depreciation Reserve Fund $4.00/mo.
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At board discretion Connection Fee $ 75.00 Meter Deposit $ 135.00 Meter (to be purchased from City by mobile home owners only) actual cost The Town of Bison owns all meters installed in homes and businesses, except those in mobile homes. Dated this 12th Day of February, 2013
$12.00/mo. Depreciation Reserve Fund $10.00/mo. GARBAGE (plus sales tax) Residential user
$20.00/ mo. Sr. Citizens (over 65) $17.00/.mo. Light Commercial $35.00/mo. Heavy Commercial $45.00/mo.
PENALTY for payments received after 15th of month $5.00 ESTIMATION CHARGE when consumer fails to read meter $2.00 ALL RECONNECT FEES (when town has shut water $20.00 for lack of pymt.
STATUS REPORT: Trustees reviewed McKinstry’s written status report with him. That report is on file at City Hall. McKinstry asked permission to attend a tree seminar in Rapid City on Friday, March 1 and to attend a waste water/water treatment seminar at the offices of PCRWS in Bison on March 13. He was instructed to re-
Whereas pursuant to Ordinance 85-1, as revised, the Town Board of the Town of Bison is authorized to establish utility rates (water, sewer, garbage) and all associated charges and penalties by Resolution; and Whereas the Town of Bison sets rates for new customer
SEASONAL DISCONNECT/RECONNECT $75.00 LANDFILL PERMITS (plus sales tax) $350.00 TEMPORARY MOBILE HOMES IN TRAILER COURTS (plus sales tax) $11.00 ea.trailer/mo. NEW UTILITY TOMERS Water / Sewer Tap CUS-
P&L: 2012 Jan. to Dec. On-Sale Liquor Beer Sales Miscellaneous Operating Revenue Resale - Op Agreements $502.73 Recovery of Expenditures $2,658.79 Lottery Sales $44,040.57 Gross Sales $55,840.02 $155,301.82 $49,531.86 Total Sales $55,840.02 $155,301.82 $96,733.95 Cost of Sales Inventory Dec. 31, 2011 $4,534.58 $4,417.75 $4,665.85 Purchases (net) $9,746.35 $72,319.95 $36,090.48 Goods Available $14,280.93 $76,737.70 $40,756.33 Less Inventory 12-31-12 $5,089.29 $5,403.04 $6,410.70 Total Cost of Sales $9,191.64 $71,334.66 $34,345.63 Gross Profit $46,648.38 $83,967.16 $62,388.32 Operating Expense Salaries $80,980.74 FICA $6,164.17 Retirement $2,595.06 Heath Insurance $2,701.85 Sales Tax $16,335.91 Insurance $4,106.75 Workman's Compensation $1,953.12 Fees $150.00 Professional Fees $6,951.52 Publishing $1,009.67 Repairs & Maintenance $1,188.16 Supplies $2,635.51 Postage $2.64 Utilities $7,974.64 Subsidies $400.00 Equipment $268.27 Building $5,798.90 Powerball Scratch Tickets $21,800.98 Depreciation $5,301.00 Other - day help $60.00 Total Operating Expense $168,378.89 NET INCOME $0.00 [Published February 28, 2013 at a total approximate cost off $74.11.]
Town of Bison Municipal Liquor Store
Off Sale Liquor
$9,884.99 $21,741.02 $31,626.01 $10,702.17 $20,923.84 $6,991.81
$27,915.65 $27,915.65
$23,503.17 $139,897.80 $163,400.97 $27,605.20 $135,795.77 $199,995.67
$502.73 $2,658.79 $44,040.57 $288,589.35 $335,791.44
NEW BUSINESS West River Cable TV agreement: Trustees were in receipt of a new franchise agreement between the Town of Bison and West River Cable TV. They will review and compare it to the previous agreement before taking action at their March 11 meeting. KBA Annual Report: 019-2013 Clements moved, seconded by Butsavage to accept a proposal from Kohlman, Bierschbach and Anderson, LLP to prepare the Town of Bison’s annual report for 2012, not to exceed $1,175. Carried. Liquor Store Audit: 020-2013 – Kopren moved, seconded by Lockert to approve and publish the Jan – Dec., 2012 liquor store audit. Carried. CORRESPONDENCE: None.
Equipment Rental Rates: Rates set in 2012 as Resolution 2012 – 2 remain unchanged. Interstate Engineering Agreement: 016-2013 - Clements moved, seconded by Kopren to authorize Chairman Chapman to sign an application to re-apply for grant money through a small community grant to fund the engineering study of the sewer/lagoon system, currently being prepared by Nick Hoffman, Interstate Engineering, Spearfish. Carried. Airport Project 3-46-0003-008-2013: 017-2013 - Lockert moved, seconded by Kopren to authorize Chairman Chapman and Hulm, Finance Officer, to sign an agreement for professional services with KLJ, Inc., Bismarck, for the engineering of a new fuel system at Bison Municipal Airport. Carried. Storm Sewer Grant: 018-2013 – Kopren moved, seconded by Clements to authorize Chairman Chapman to sign a funding amendment to Grant 20221G – 202 for an additional $19,350 as approved by the South Dakota Board of Water and Natural Resources for Bison’s Storm Water Management Improvement project. Carried.
TOWN OF BISON ATTEST: By: Juell Chapman, Board Chairman By: Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer
CLAIMS: The following claims were presented and approved for payment. January payroll by dept –Fin. Admin., $684.56; Streets, $2,431; Parks & Rec., $84; Library, $685.08; Liquor, $5,314.10; Water, $752.09; Sewer, $228.58; Solid Waste, $1,701.13. Total FICA, $2,440.4; Health Ins, $500; SDRS, $624.22; Supp. Retirement, $35; 701 Foods, supp., $145.20; A&B Business, supplies/equip, $375.49; Airport Ass’n. of ND, fees, $60; Bison Courier, publishing, $172.01; Bison Fire Dept., subsidy, $10,000; Bison Grain Co., supp, $1,880.45; Bison Imp, repairs/supp, $1,873.73; Bill’s Home Repair, repairs, $30; Bison School, subsidy, $50; Butler Machinery, repairs, $55.15; Coca Cola, supp., $147.50; Dacotah Ins., bonding, $651.50; Dakota Farm Equip., mower, $3,367; Dakota Feed, supp., $234.01; Dakota Pump, repairs/maint, $5,561.03; DPFCU, util/supp/maint/postage/fees, $679.58; Dept. of Rev., sales tax, $1,593.25; Frito, supp., $35.; G&O, maint. supp., $117.05; Grand Electric, util/repair /maint, $3,725.42; Hettinger Candy, supp., $1,009.05; Jerome Bev., beer, $4,671.95;John Deer Credit, repairs, $922.90; Johnson Bros., on/off /beer, $1,944.09; KBM Eng., prof fees, $2,499; Larry Hendricks, trav/conf, $119; MTVL Lab, supp, $223; NW Bev., beer, $5,678.30; NWSDRLA, prof. fees, $2,764.50; One Call, prof fee, $9.45; Pepsi, supp., $537.05; PCRWS, water/prof fees, $5,507.30; Perkins County Sheriff, prof. fees, $3,000; Republic, on/off sale, $682.60; SD Arborist Assn, fees, $35; SD Assn of Rural Water, fees, $345; S&S, supp., $1,484.88; Servall, prof. fees, $274.69; Three Rivers, subsidy, $500; WRCTC, util., $269.37. ADJOURNMENT: Chairman Chapman adjourned the meeting at 9.00 p.m.
NEXT MEETINGS: The next regular meeting is Monday, March 11, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. ATTEST: APPROVED:
Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer Juell Chapman, Chairman Town of Bison
[Published February 28, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $135.49.]
$168,378.89 $31,616.78
OPEN FORUM: There will be no tractor lease with Lindskov Motors, Isabel, for summer 2013. Nominating petitions for two board vacancies must be filed in the business office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. Insurance Agent Jim Hodgson will visit the office on Feb. 14 to gather information for quoting the next property, auto and liability policy. Hulm recently visited with school board members regarding the use of a school bus/driver for taking area youth to open swimming in Hettinger after lessons end in July. A contract will be drawn up. Hulm was instructed to order a time card machine for Bison Bar. Chapman discussed an out-dated truck parking ordinance and also asked trustees to drive around town and to make notes of any areas of concern. Clements, representing the library board, asked who is responsible for repairs at the library.
SDCL 10-11-13 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That the governing body, sitting as a Review Board of the Town of Bison, Perkins County, South Dakota, will meet at City Hall in said taxing jurisdiction on MONDAY, the 18th day of March, 2012 for the purpose of reviewing and correcting the assessment of said taxing district for the year 2012. All persons considering themselves aggrieved by said assessment are required to notify the city finance officer no later than March 14, 2013. Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer Town of Bison Dated February 21, 2013
[Published February 28 and March 7, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $18.20.]
Voter registration for the School Election to be held on April 9, 2013 will close on March 25th, 2013. Failure to register by this date will cause forfeiture of voting rights for this election. If you are in doubt about whether you are registered, call the county auditor at 605-244-5624. Registration may be completed during regular business hours at the county auditor’s office, municipal finance office, and those locations which provide driver’s licenses, food stamps, TANF, WIC, military recruitment, and assistance to the disabled as provided by the Department of Human Services. Voters with disabilities may contact the county auditor for information and special assistance in voter registration, absentee voting, or polling place accessibility. Bonnie Crow, Business Manager Bison School District #52-1 Bison, South Dakota
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Perkins County Commission Regular Meeting
remain with the current key telephone system, motion carried. Highway Department Ottman moved, Besler seconded to piggyback off of Beadle County’s culvert bid, motion carried. Foster moved, Besler seconded to set the following machine rates, motion carried. 2013 HOURLY EQUIPMENT RENTAL RATES MACHINES PRICE PER HOUR PATROL $90.00 PATROL- WITH SNOWPLOW $105.00 LOADERSRTL06 $90.00 RTL95 $105.00 TL07 $80.00 RIDGE MULCHERS $75.00 TRUCKST95,T96,T97 MACK TRUCK $75.00 WITH SNOWPLOW $85.00 T90P,99,98,02 $65.00 WITH TRAILER $90.00 ALL OTHER TRUCKS $40.00 GRAVEL TRAILER $25.00 MOWING TRACTOR $75.00 PICKUPS $40.00 FB07- FLATBED TRAILER $40.00 LB95 - LOWBOY $50.00 CPS61 - CHIP SPREADER $90.00 SPR48 - HYSTER ROLLER $60.00 DT45 - DISTRIBUTOR $65.00 DT68 - DISTRIBUTOR $50.00 AC86 - AIR COMPRESSOR $30.00 W2000 - MILLER WELDER $25.00 WP2000 - HONDA WATER PUMP $15.00 SAND SPREADERSSS04 (T97) $40.00 SS06A (T95) $40.00 SS06B (T96) $40.00 •Buer announced that he has three new hires at the following rates: Joe Green at a rate of $16.90; Otto Stapels - $15.35; Khayen Vanderpool - $15.35. •Buer presented the South Dakota Striping Agreement for marking the county highways. The County’s share will be $19,840.12. Ottman moved, Henderson seconded to authorize Chairman Schweitzer to sign “An Agreement to Provide for the Striping and Continuing Maintenance of County Roads” within Perkins County, motion carried. •Ottman moved, Foster seconded to proceed with the Public Hearing on the sale of gravel to the public, motion carried. There being no objection, Foster moved, Besler seconded to allow the sale of gravel to individuals from the pits authorized by the Highway Superintendent at a rate of $3.25 per ton, motion carried. •Concrete Products – Ottman moved, Henderson seconded to open bids on concrete products, motion carried. One bid was received from Cretex Concrete Products of Rapid City. Besler moved, Henderson seconded to accept the bid from Cretex Concrete Products of Rapid City, motion carried. •Foster moved, Ottman seconded to open bids on road oil, motion carried. One bid was received from Flint Hills Resources of Marshall, MN. MC 70 - $807.52/ton MC800 - $757.52/ton AE 150S - $547.53/ton MC3000 - $707.52/ton Foster moved, Henderson seconded to accept the lone bid from Flint Hills Resources, motion carried. •Henderson moved, Ottman seconded to authorize Chairman Schweitzer as signatory on “Agreement for Voluntary Right-of-Way Donation” with Don McKinstry Jr, motion carried. •Discussion was held on cost sharing a lighting agreement at the Junction of US Hwy 12 and SD Hwy 73. The project is scheduled for 2015. This would cost the County approximately $5,500. Ottman moved, Henderson seconded to draft a letter to SD Department of Transportation agreeing to cost share the lighting at the Junction of US Hwy 12 and SD Hwy 73, motion carried. •Perkins County will be receiving a bill from the State of South Dakota for $759,234.82 for our share of the White Butte Road Project. The total project cost was $3,278,487.70 with $2,519,252.88 being paid by STP funds. •Monthly Maintenance and Project Report was reviewed. The load limits are now in force. •Ottman moved, Besler seconded to allow Buer to attend the Altap & DOT Training in Rapid City, SD, motion carried. Tax Deed Property •Henderson moved, Foster seconded to abate the taxes in the amount of $7,471.28 on Lemmon Original Blk 13 Lots 14 & 15 City of Lemmon, which the County received by Tax Deed, motion carried. •Ottman moved, Besler seconded to set March 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Perkins County Courthouse for the sale of surplus property Lemmon Original Blk 13 Lots 14 & 15, motion carried. HLS Grant Foster moved, Ottman seconded to approve grant dollars in the amount of $120,279.68 and to auto-supplement 226-211-426.29 - $17,918.55; 226-211454 - $36,665.96; 226-222-454 $61,314.99; 226-221-454 - $4,380.18; and to transfer the following equipment: Meade County - $26,830.90; Corson County - $3,052.80; Lemmon Police Department - $16,799.91; Butte County - $33,53.60; Harding County School - $14,25.24; Lemmon Fire Department - $840.00; Bison Fire Department - $3,540.18; Ziebach County $4,380.18, motion carried. •Sheriff Kelly Serr Sheriff Serr presented the Walworth County Jail Contract. Henderson moved, Foster seconded to authorize Chairman Schweitzer as signatory on the Walworth County Jail’s Yearly Rental Agreement, motion carried. •Discussion was held on the research on County-wide law enforcement. Serr would like to sit down with the City of Lemmon Police Committee and two commissioners to discuss possibilities. Schweitzer and Henderson will plan on attending a meeting with Sheriff Serr and the Lemmon Police Committee. •Sheriff Serr thanked the Commission for the recent wage adjustment. Sheriff Serr addressed the fact that Tamara Buer is a Civil Administrative Deputy and would like to have her status changed. Foster moved, Ottman seconded to leave Tamara Buer’s employee status the same; roll call vote: Henderson nay, Ottman aye, Besler nay, Foster aye, Schweitzer nay, motion carried. Besler moved, Henderson seconded to change Tamara Buer status to Deputy and increase her wage to $14.72/hour (which includes longevity) Ottman aye, Besler aye, Foster nay, Henderson aye, Schweitzer aye, motion carried. Executive Session Henderson moved, Foster seconded to retire into Executive Session to discuss personnel at 1:05 p.m., motion carried. The meeting was declared out of Executive Session at 1:20 p.m. Claims The following claims were presented and approved for payment: January payroll: 70,937.21; IRS, fica, 4,657.32; SD Retirement, retirement, 3,787.62; Delta Dental, insurance, 856.60; Lincoln Mutual, insurance, 124.56; SDSDBF, insurance, 16,822.35; Loyson Carda, travel, 166.50; A&B Business, supplies, 262.24; Active Data Systems, maintenance, 742.00; N Andersen, MI board, 22.50;Arrow Public Transit, subsidy, 4,024.00; Avera Queen, prof services, 84.90; Bison Courier, publishing, 475.69; Bison Fire Department,
[Published February 28 and March 7, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $22.75.]
Date: February 12, 2013 Present: Commissioners Schweitzer, Henderson, Foster, Ottman, Besler, Finance Officer Chapman Others present: Shane Penfield, Kelly Serr, Rownea Gerbracht, Janelle Goddard, Todd Fink, Bob Jackson, Jackie VanVactor, Tracy Buer, Beth Hulm, press Call to Order The regular meeting of the Perkins County Commission was called to order at 10:02 a.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the Perkins County Courthouse. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Minutes Henderson moved, Ottman seconded to approve the minutes of the January 8th meeting following correction, Daroll Aukland wage is 15.35 per hour and Ida Schmidt is appointed to the Fair Board, motion carried. Correspondence Bison Commercial Club will be having “Gala Day Bingo” during the Legion Dart Tournament with all proceeds going to the Bison Gala Days Activity Fund. Monthly Reports •Finance Officers Account with the Deputy Finance Officer - To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners Perkins County: I hereby submit the following report of my examination of the cash and cash items in the hands of the Deputy Finance Officer of this County as of January 31, 2013, Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer, Perkins County. Total amount of deposits in banks $38,550.72, total amount of ac-
tual cash $150.69; Insured Money Market $2,295,700.52; Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union membership fee $10.04; Certificates of Deposit $495,531.04; South Dakota FIT $101,495.23; Total $2,931,438.24. The total represents state, county, schools, cities and township funds, which will be transferred to each entity of government after being apportioned. •Sheriff ’s Fees in the amount of $731.56 were reviewed. •Sheriff car logs were reviewed. •Motor Vehicle fees for the month of January were reviewed. •Register of Deed’s fees in the amount of $8,631.36 were reviewed. •Longevity increase of .10/hour will be realized for the following: Heidi Stevens – February 6, 2013; Paula Kopren – February 16, 2013. •State’s Attorney has hired Arlis Seim as the new Secretary for his office and the 4-H office. Her pay rate is $11.72 per hour. Rownea Gerbracht Property Value Updates Director of Equalization Rownea Gerbracht and her Deputy Janelle Goddard presented the Commissioners with information on Property Value Updates and legislation. Bob Jackson – Sewer Gas Bob Jackson reported on the sewer gas problem in the courthouse. Foster moved, Ottman seconded to call for quotes on an inspection and recommendation for the repair of the sewer system, motion carried. Black Hills Council of Local Governments Schweitzer appointed Wayne Henderson to serve as the Representative to the Black Hills Council of Local Governments with Mike Schweitzer serving as proxy. West River Telephone Key System Foster moved, Henderson seconded to
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subsidy, 20,000.00; Bison Food, supplies, 41.41; Bison Grain, fuel14,076.00; Bison Implement, repairs/suppl, 2,008.88; Bison Senior Citizens, subsidy, 1,250.00; BH Coun cil, fees, 1,550.00; Butler Machinery, repairs, 98.13; Chapman’s Electronic, supplies, 59.95; Clinical Lab of BH, prof service, 1,957.00; Country Media, publishing, 286.65; Current Connection, supplies/equipment, 2,784.18; Dacotah Bank, box rent, 8.50; Dakota Auto Parts, repairs, 71.54; Dakota Business, supplies, 152.00; Dakota Farm Equipment, repairs, 385.06; Dakota Herald, publishing, 4,900.79; DF Lighting, supplies, 950.01; J Ellingson, ct appt atty, 366.71; Evergreen Supply, supplies, 34.81; Executive Mgmt, supplies, 9.35; Five Counties, blood testing, 100.00; G&O Paper, supplies, 605.10; Grand Electric, utilities/repairs, 1,365.44; B Jackson, repairs, 200.00; Jim Grothe Electric, supplies, 64.83; John Deere, repairs, 358.54; KBJM Radio, registration, 145.00; Kimball Midwest, supplies, 245.88; T Larson, supplies, 17.00; Lemmon EMT, travel, 1,038.51; Lemmon Fire Dept, subsidy, 20,000.00; Lucy Lewno, MI board, 172.95; Lodgepole Store, utilities, 1,456.14; Meade Co Auditor, jail board, 1,210.00; Mom’s Place, supplies, 46.50; NAPA, repairs/supplies, 1,293.62; NW Farm & Home, supplies, 1,147.77; Penor Texaco, supplies, 138.52; Perkins Co Conservation, subsidy, 10,500.00; Perkins Co Ambulance, travel, 149.85; PharmChem Inc, testing, 42.00; Pitney Bowes, maintenance, 410.31; Regional Health, prof fees, 394.00; C Rehfuss, MI board, 22.50; Runnings, repairs, 46.68; SBM, maintenance, 64.13; SD Dept of Health, CHN qtrly, 1,545.00; SD DOT, contracts, 122,716.15; SD Human Service, patient care, 1,211.63; SDAAO, registration, 300.00; SDACHS, registration, 80.00; SD Assn Co Weed, membership, 50.00; Sheehan Mack, repairs, 12,984.36; Shepherd Reporter, MI reporter, 41.25; State Radio Communication, maintenance, 2,250.00; Three Rivers MH, subsidy, 3,000.00; Town of Bison, utilities, 168.01; Verizon, utilities, 120.03; VISA, travel, 261.05;Western SD Juvenile Services, jail board, 3,825.00; WR Telephone, utilities, 899.78; Yankton Co Sheriff, sheriff fees, 50.00. HLS Grant Claims: Bison Fire Department, EM subsidy, 3,540.18; Butte County EM, subsidy, 33,537.60; Corson County Sheriff, EM subsidy, 3,052.80; Harding County School, EM subsidy, 14,275.24; Lemmon Fire Dept, EM subsidy, 840.00; Lemmon PD, EM subsidy, 16,799.91; Meade Co School, EM subsidy, 10,017.65; Meade Co Sheriff, EM subsidy, 16,813.15; Ziebach County, EM subsidy, 3,484.50. The meeting was recessed at 1:21 p.m. Annual Township Meeting The Commission reconvened the meeting at 2:00 p.m. at the Elbert Bentley Fair Building to attend the Annual Township Meeting. The meeting concluded at 5:00 p.m. March Commissioner Meeting The next meeting of the Perkins County Commission will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Perkins County Courthouse. ATTEST: APPROVED: Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer Mike Schweitzer, Chairman
Notice is hereby given pursuant to SDCL 6-13-4, that the following properties, acquired by Perkins County through tax deed proceedings, have been declared surplus property by Perkins County and will be offered for sale to the highest bidder by sealed bid for cash at 11:00 a.m. MDT on tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Perkins County Courthouse in Bison, SD. Legal Description: Lemmon Original, Block 13 Lots 14 & 15, City of Lemmon. Appraised Value: $20,000 Conditions: Roof repaired bring up to city code within 90 days. Sealed bids should be mailed or delivered to: Perkins County Finance Officer, Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer, PO Box 126, Bison, SD 57620 Bids must be received prior to the bid opening at 11:00 a.m. MDT. Bidders will be allowed to orally raise their bids at the opening and the County Reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Terms of Sale: Cash at the time of acceptance of bid. Perkins County will transfer all rights, title and interests that Perkins County has acquired via Quit Claim Deed to successful bidder. Any announcements made at the bid opening will take precedence. Dated this 25th day of February, 2013 /s/ Sylvia Chapman SYLVIA CHAPMAN Perkins County Finance Officer
Notice of Sale of Perkins County Surplus Real Property
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A school land lease auction will be held in Perkins County Courthouse, in Bison, SD on March 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM (MT).
A list of tracts available for lease can be obtained at the Perkins County Auditor’s Office, by visiting sdpubliclands.com, or by contacting Mike Cornelison, Office of School & Public Lands, 500 E Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501-5070 or phone (605)7734172. Disabled individuals needing assistance should contact the Office of School and Public Lands at least 48 hours in advance of the auction to make any necessary arrangements. [Published February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21, 2013 at a totalapproximate cost off $29.45.]
Dorothy Carmichael visited with Bernie Rose Friday. Vonnie Foster, Della Mae Hatle, Esther Carmichael, Bonnie Haynes and Iris Day visited with Bernie Rose Saturday afternoon, after attending the funeral of Vivan Lyon. Fred and Bev Schopp attended the Girls Basketball Tournaments in Faith Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Della Hatle was a Wednesday morning caller and coffee guest of Mary Ellen Fried. Friday afternoon callers and coffee guests at the home of Arleen Kari were Mary Ellen Fried, Bernice Kari and Violet Chapman.
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Friday • March 1 Public Library 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday • March 2 District BBB final Sunday • March 3 Sr. Cit. Pinochle 1 p.m. State Class B GBB tourney Monday • March 4 Public Library 2 - 6 p.m. National honor Society Induction at school 7 p.m. Tuesday • March 5 Public Library 1 p.m. Regional BBB at Mobridge Friday • March 8 Public Library 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Teacher In-Service State Class B GBB tourney Saturday • March 9 State Class B GBB tourney Thursday • March 14 Public Library 1 p.m. Sr Citizen pinochle 1 p.m. PCRWS mtg 6:45 p.m. State BBB Class B tourney Wednesday • March 13 Public Library 10 - 1 & 4 - 6 Food Pantry 2:30 p.m. Wednesday • March 20 1st Day of Spring Public Library 10 - 1 & 4 - 6 Friday • March 15 Public Library 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. State BBB Class B tourney Saturday • March 16 State BBB Class B tourney Sunday • March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Wednesday • March 27 History Day at school Public Library 10 - 1 & 4 - 6 Thursday • March 28 Maundy Thursday Thursday • March 21 Public Library 2 - 6 p.m. Public Library 2 - 6 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle 1 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle 1 p.m. Hurry & Hustle 7:30 p.m. School Dismissed at 1:33 p.m. 7 p.m. Town & country Club Friday • March 22 Public Library 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Friday • March 29 Good Friday Saturday • March 23 Public Library 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday • March 24 Palm Sunday Saturday • March 30 Sunday • March 31 Easter Sunday Tuesday • March 19 Public Library 2 - 6 p.m. Tuesday • March 26 Public Library 2 - 6 p.m.
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[Published February 28, 2013 and March 1, 2013 at a total approximate cost of $30.55.]
Wednesday • March 6 WIC Day Public Library 10 - 1 & 4 - 6 Eastern Star 7 p.m.
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Sunday • March 10 Daylight Savings time begins turn clocks ahead 1 hour
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HELP WANTED 2 positions - Temporary/seasonal work planting, cultivating, harvesting and storing crops on a wheat, bean, corn and oilseed crop farm. from 3/24/2013 to 12/15/2013 at Celley Farms , Regan, ND. Three months of previous experience required in the job described. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. No minimum education or High School diploma/equivalent is necessary for the position. No smoking or use of tobacco products is allowed on company premises or in company-provided housing at any time. Insurable driver’s license required within 30-90 days following hire in order to drive company vehicles. Those who are qualified may be required to drive pickup trucks and small transportation vehicles. $12.33/hr or current applicable AEWR. Workers are guaranteed 3/4 of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or SDWorks 415 14th Ave. East, Mobridge, SD 57601-1306. Provide copy of this ad. ND Job Order #306060. B37-1tc
Perkins County has job opening for Mechanic/Operator. Must have or obtain a valid South Dakota Class A Commercial Drivers License within 30 days of employment. Benefits include: Health & Dental insurance, retirement, sick leave, vacation and paid holidays. For application and details, contact the Highway Office in Bison, SD or call 605-244-5629. Position open until filled. Perkins County Highway Dept. Box 158, Bison, SD 57620 B35-3tc
HELP WANTED: Grand Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an opening for a part-time Accountant position at their headquarters office in Bison, SD. This position has good potential to become full-time. The successful applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent. It is preferable that the applicant have a minimum of two years of general office experience, including but not limited to, payroll, accounts payable and general bookkeeping. Job duties include posting journal entries, verifying and invoices, processing posting checks, etc. Interested individuals please send your resume to Colgan Huber, Director of Finance, Grand Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 39, Bison, SD 57620. Grand Electric is an equal opportunity employer. Deadline for submitting resumes is March 8, 2013. B36-3tc
and accident insurance, sick leave and vacation. Working hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applicant must be able to work overtime hours when needed and be able to do some heavy lifting of up to 100 pounds. Contact Steve Senn, Asst. Operations Manager or Colle Nash, Director of Operations at Grand Electric Cooperative, Inc., P. O. Box 39, Bison, SD. An Equal Opportunity Employer. Deadline for submitting resumes is March 11, 2013. B36-3tc
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LPN and Licensed Medical Assistant positions available. We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits. New Graduates welcome! Please contact Human Resources at (605) 673-2229 ext. 110 for more information or log onto www.regionalhealth.com to apply. OIL FIELD GENERAL LABORER $15-$22 hourly. Double your current paycheck! We will train you and place you. sd@armcorp.biz 605/906-0544.
AUCTIONS ESTATE ABSOLUTE REAL ESTATE AUCTION: 2005 tillable & 4669 pasture, contiguous, offered in tracts, north of Faith SD, Hunting, March 25, www.PiroutekAuction.com, 605-5443316.
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EMPLOYMENT Mobridge Police Department has opening for a FT E1911. Application may be requested or picked up at Mobridge Police Department or online at www.mobridgepolice.org. Application Deadline is Friday March 8th, 2013.
SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST OPENING for Northwest Area Schools Education Cooperative in NW South Dakota. Competitive wage, excellent benefits, vehicle provided. Contact Cris Owens at 605-466-2206 or Christine.Owens@k12.sd.us. WANTED: FULL TIME WAITRESS for busy little cafe in Faith, SD, Experience preferred. Call Branding Iron Inn 605-967-2662, ask for Tim or Deb. LOG HOMES DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-2672, Craig Connell, 605264-5650, www.goldeneagleloghomes .com. NOTICES ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper or 800-6583697 for details.
JD PRORATE AND BOOKKEEPING is looking for a CPA. We specialize in transportation and oil field related services. Salary $65-4110k DOQ. 605553-2080 applicant@jdfinancials.com. CENEX OF ELLENDALE, ND is seeking a qualified CEO / General Manager. This is an agronomy, energy, and auto parts operation with sales of $20 Million. A strong background in finance, communication, and personnel management is desired. Ag Business degree and or ag business management experience preferred Send, email, or fax (888-653-5527) resume to: Larry Fuller, 5213 Shoal Drive, Bismarck ND 58503, larry.fuller@chsinc.com. CUSTER REGIONAL HOSPITALCuster Clinic and Custer Regional Senior Care in beautiful Custer, SD, have full time and PRN (as-needed) RN,
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THANK YOU I want to thank all who attended and donated to the benefit auction for me. I feel truly blessed by all the generosity. It’s an honor to live in a community with so many people willing to help someone whose has a tragedy or misfortune in life. A special thanks to Lisa and Sandy for putting it all together. Thank you all, Dave & Meg Schell
Grand Electric Cooperative, Inc. is accepting resumes for an Apprentice/Journeyman Electrician /Serviceperson. Must be a high school graduate or equivalent and have one year of advanced electrical training or electric votech graduate or equivalent. Work includes sales, installation and repair of appliances, heating/cooling and residential and farmstead wiring. This is a full time position located in Bison, SD, with good pay and benefits: hospitalization, 401K savings plan, retirement, life
Jelly fish evaporate in the sun. They're 98% water.
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Will the Earth ever run out of water? No, the Earth will not run out of water. That's because the amount of water is always the same -- it just changes in form. Water from oceans, lakes and rivers evaporates into the atmosphere. There it becomes clouds and returns to Earth as rain or snow. Plants and animals consume water, but they also release water (when they sweat, or use the bathroom).

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