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Volume 30 Number 6 July 26, 2012
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Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429 Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198
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Temperature in New Underwood, S.D. at 3:30 p.m. on July 20, 2012
Hot topics ---
Old barn finds new home
Temperature in Bison, S.D. at 3:30 p.m. on July 20, 2012.
Temperature in Wall, S.D. at 3:30 p.m. on July 20, 2012 Temperature in Faith, S.D. was 94 at 3:30 p.m. on July 20, 2012 Temperature in Murdo, S.D. at 3:30 p.m. on July 20, 2012
Albert and Lil Albert Keller are watching their barn cross Giles Creek on the way to its new home. It continued down the Haynes Road and crossed the North Grand River and on to its new home at the Keller Ranch. The barn was built in the late 1920’s and was moved in the late 1960’s to the Adolph Hermann Ranch. See other photo on page 11.
2012 make it with wool contest
2012 Make it with wool district contests have been scheduled in Sioux Falls, Huron, Aberdeen, and Newell, SD. Contests will be held: District 3: Aberdeen, SD with the Style Show at the Brown County Fair at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August18. Judging will start at 10:30 a.m. Contact District Director, Stacy Hadrick, 347-1195. District 4: Huron, SD with the contest starting at 8:30 a.m. at the SunQuest Village, Huron on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Contact District Director, Dianne Perry, 546-2190. District 5: Sioux Falls, SD with the contest starting at 4 p.m. in the New Extension Center, 2001 E 8th St on Monday, September 10, 2012. Contact Sandra Aamlid, District Director at 371-1453. District 1: Newell, SD with the contest starting at 3:30 p.m. at the NVN Sr Center, Newell; with the style show at the Newell Ram Sale Barn. Contact Ida Marie Snorteland, District Director, 642-5123. The 2012 State Contest will be held in Lead, SD September 29 during the SD Sheep Growers Meeting. For more information
Temperature in Philip, S.D.at 3:30 p.m. on July 20, 2012 was 106.
about the district and state contests and to receive an entry blank, contact Ida Marie Snorteland, 642-5123 or Snorteland@ blackhills.com. Categories for the contest include pre-teen, 12 years old and younger; Juniors, 13-16; Seniors, 17-24;adults, over 24; and professional. Other divisions include: made for others, wearable accessory, recycled article, and novelty, quilt, and afghan’s. There is something for everyone.
Shirley is retiring! Stop by the Post Office for cookies & coffee on July 31st from 10:30 - 12:30. Student athletes need physical before they can practice. Practice begins on August 13, Football Practice starts from 6:30 - 11:30 a.m. Volleyball practice 7 - 11 a.m.
Consignment Auction at the fair building in Bison, SD, August 26, 2012. If you have anything to consign contact John Peck before August 5. All consigned items will be taken first. John Peck: 244-5495 or cell 605-390-1848. Commercial Club – There will be a Commercial Club Meeting held on Monday, July 30th at 6:00 p.m. at Mom’s Café in Bison. Lunch will be provided. The meeting will be to revi-
16th 11:30-1:00.
Highlights & Happenings
Temperature in Kadoka, S.D. at 3:30 p.m. on July 20, 2012
Summer Rec starts again August 6th. Ages 5-10 9:30-11:00. Ages 11+ 12:002:00. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Last day: Picnic in the Park! August
The benefit account for Matthew Sandgren remains open at Dacotah Bank.
talize the Club and to talk about the upcoming 2013 Gala Days and All School Reunion. If you would like to be a part of this group, we would love to visit with you – we are looking for ideas from businesses and individuals to get Commercial Club up and running again.
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New Feature --- contest -- prizes
Annual Ranchers’ Camp meeting featuring Rapid Creek flood victims: Couple that lost children to share testimony
Ranchers’ Camp meeting officers and volunteers welcome one and all to the annual Worship Services, music, Sunday School and potluck to be held July 28 and 29, 2012 at the Darrel Lyon Campground, between Meadow and Glad Valley, S.D. According to Ranchers’ Camp meeting President Les Longwood, Lemmon, S.D., the event will begin at 8:00 pm on Saturday, July 28, 2012. Featured speakers for the weekend, Ron and LaVonne Masters, Rapid City, S.D., will talk about the loss of their children in the 1972 Rapid Creek flood. “Their faith brought them through the most difficult tragedy I can imagine and they have since used their experience to minister to others,” says Longwood. “I’m looking forward to hearing their story, and I welcome everyone to take part in the Saturday presentation, Sunday worship or both. Even if you decide not to camp, we hope you’ll join us for some of the activities and worship.” Sunday morning activities will follow this schedule: 9:00 am Light Breakfast, 10:00 am Sunday School for all ages (including adults) 11:00 am Nondenominational Worship Service, 12:00 noon Potluck meal and fellowship. Jens Hansen, Meadow, S.D., longtime Ranchers Camp meeting director and organizer, reminds everyone that the entire event will be held at the Darrel Lyon Campground which is located along S.D. Hwy 20, just 7 miles east and ? mile north of the junction of S.D. Hwy 20 and S.D. Hwy 73 (the Coal Springs and Indian Creek Church locations.) Longwood says that Pastors Nels and Angie Easterby of the Coal Springs Church plan to lead the music worship during the Sunday morning service. Anyone with questions is urged to contact Les Longwood at 605564-2175 or Jens Hansen at 605788-2227.
For eight weeks we will have a picture somewhere in the paper, if you can identify it call or email us. The winners name will be drawn from those that identify it correctly each week. The person that gets the most correct after eight weeks, will receive a prize! Contact us at the Bison Courier 244-7199 or courier@sdplains.com
Centennial and 125 year farm and ranch awards
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, August 30. Century Farms have been recognized at the State Fair since 1984 by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture and the South Dakota Farm Bureau. 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
Stateline Right to Life news for the month of July
The Stateline Right to Life Chapter met July 17th at the Grand Electric Social Room. After fund raising was discussed, some decisions were made. This chapter will sell baked goods and garden produce at the Perkins County Fair on August 17th, and at the Coal Springs Antique Show near Meadow on September 29th. A future fund raising project will be to sell concessions, and have a bake sale at a boy’s basketball game this winter. The chapter has agreed to give $100 per month to Care Net Crisis Pregnancy Center in Rapid City for one year so fund raising is needed. A Life at Conception Act will soon be introduced in the US House by Rand Paul of Kentucky. This act would declare that babies are persons and have a right to life according to the 14th amendment. If passed the decision of Roe versus Wade, that gives women the right to abort their babies, would be declared to be null and void. The next meeting was set for Tuesday, October 9th at 5: 00 pm at the Grand Electric Social Room. Each member is asked to bring a guest. Teddi Carlson, Secretary
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THE BISON COURIER
35th Annual Reva Turtle Races July 29th, 2012 Join us for an afternoon of Family fun!! Register Turtles 1:00-3:00pm. $2 per mud turtle. $3 per snapping turtle. 3:00pm races begin!! Street games to follow! Free will community supper following games. Funds will be used to offset costs of the races. Roast beef sandwiches provided. Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert!
Questions call Jewel Lyons: 605-375-3838 Annual Reva Softball Tournament on Sat. July 28th. Contact Brock Besler to register your team: 605-375-3789
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the backbone of South Dakota agriculture,” said SDFB President Scott Vander Wal. “Families that have survived 125 years of drought, floods, winter storms, insects and difficult economic times should be recognized for their great achievements.” 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, http://sdda.sd.gov /Secretary/Century-Farms or by calling 605-353-8052. All forms must be completed and notarized before being returned by August 13 to the South Dakota Farm Bureau, P.O. Box 1426, Huron, SD, 57350. The South Dakota State Fair will run August 30 through September 3 at the state fairgrounds in Huron. For more information, log onto www.sdstatefair.com.
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Meet the people -------- Marcie Brownlee-Kari
I work at the Perkins County Title Company and do some graphic design on the side. Something you wouldn't expect from me - I am ordained and had the honor of performing a wedding for two of my close friends. My favorite thing to do during a winter storm is take a nap so I'm rested up to go sledding later. My favorite summer things include campfires, vacations, and margaritas.
South Dakota - high marks for
special education, Birth to Three
South Dakota has again received the highest rating possible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for fiscal year 2010. South Dakota is one of only 23 states or U.S. territories to meet the requirements and purposes of IDEA under both Parts B and C, according to the United States Department of Education. IDEA Part B monitors the effectiveness of special education services at the preschool and kindergarten through 12 levels, while Part C refers to the state’s Birth to Three program, which serves younger children and their families. IDEA requires each state to develop a state performance plan that evaluates its efforts to implement the requirements and purposes of IDEA, and describes how the state will improve its implementation. The Part B state performance plan includes baseline data, measurable and rigorous targets, and improvement activities for 20 indicators, such as graduation rate, participation and performance on assessments, and ensuring that complaints are resolved and hearings are adjudicated within required timelines. The Part C, or Birth to Three, state performance plan includes baseline data, measurable and rigorous targets, and improvement activities for 14 indicators, such as ensuring positive outcomes for infants and toddlers with disabilities, timely provision of services, and meeting evaluation timelines. Nebraska and Wyoming were also among the 23 states that met requirements under both parts of IDEA.
Someone I admire - my grandparents. I admire each of them for their individual qualities and I admire them collectively for loving me unconditionally - even when I gave them reason not to. Name: Marcie Brownlee-Kari Age: 42 Family: Dan, Tyler & Jenna Kari I live on our family ranch located 30 miles south of Bison. Something my grandparents have passed on to me..Everyone has a story worth listening to.....and if you're smart, you'll learn something from it. My favorite things include my family, close friends, honesty, laughter, sarcasm, ice cold Coke.
Hobbies: art, photography, graphic design, reading, music I grew up about fifteen miles west of Rapid City in the Johnson Siding community.
Someone who has influenced my life...My family has a huge influence in my life. Dan's view on things is usually very different than mine. It reminds me daily to consider every angle of a given situation before making a decision. Tyler & Jenna have made me realize that life is short, I need to choose my battles wisely, and not take anything for granted. My favorite season is summer because it's usually a little more laid back than the rest of the year. Something everyone should get to do at least once....everything.
I'll never forget the time both my kids were old enough to cut their own steak.
Happy 5th Birthday Jetta!
My favorite foods are a good steak, donuts, and chips. Something I do every day - try to be thankful.
A little more looking into the Epsom salt saga. We find that yes, tomatoes do like Epsom salt! Tomatoes are prone to magnesium deficiency later in the growing season, and display this through yellow leaves and less production. They can benefit from Epsom salt treatments both at the beginning of their planting and throughout their seasonal life. As the tomato matures, either work in one tablespoon of Epsom salt per foot of plant height around the base of the tomato plant (individually), or create sprayer/sprinkler solution and use that every two weeks. Peppers are also prone to magnesium deficiency and thrive much more fully with the use of Epsom salt in the same way as tomatoes except twice a week for peppers. A study conducted by the National Gardening Association discovered that four out of six home gardeners noticed that their Epsom salt-treated peppers were larger than those that were untreated. Flower gardens also blossom more vibrantly and beautifully with the use of Epsom salt in the soil and as a liquid solution. Many plants benefit from the magnesium of Epsom salt, again this treatment of one tablespoon per gallon of water every two weeks is suggested. It is also effective for shrubs, particularly evergreens. For shrubs, work in one tablespoon of Epsom salt per nine square feet of bush into the soil, over the root zone, which allows the shrubs to absorb the nutri-
Epsom Salt continued
tional benefits. Repeat this every two to four weeks for optimal results. Ah, you are thinking if it can do that for flowers and veggies, will it work on my lawn? Some claim that it will revitalize your lawn, make it greener and more sustainable, it is particularly useful for preventing a yellowing lawn just as it helps prevent yellowing leaves in houseplants. The recommended amount for lawns is three pounds per 1250 square feet (25’x50’). If using a sprayer make sure you have enough water to completely dissolve the salt into a concentrated solution. A drought year may not be the time to try this as lawns are so drought stressed the yellowing is probably not due to lack of magnesium.
Garden Gate
There you have it! Oh, what about the grasshoppers, the jury is still out. We had quite an infestation of hoppers on our salvia plants so they got dosed with a solution of Epsom salt, one tablespoon to one gallon of water, literally dumped over the whole plant. Upon inspection a few days later there were a lot less grasshoppers on the salvia. We will keep testing, we are also using it on some tomato and peppers plants and not others. That verdict may take a while. "Where but in a garden do summer hours pass so quickly?" Unknown Submitted by Karen Englehart, Master Gardener, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service.
The wheelbarrow was invented by the Chinese
Love Grandma Arlis & Grandpa Bob
Bison Commercial Club Meeting
There will be a Commercial Club Meeting held on Monday, July 30th at 6:00 pm at Mom’s Cafe in Bison. Lunch will be provided. The meeting will be to revitalize the Club and to talk about the upcoming 2013 Gala Days and All School Reunion. If you would like to be a part of this group, we would love to visit with you- we are looking for ideas from businesses and individuals to get Commercial Club up and running again!
Vacation Bible School American lutheran Church
Monday July 30 - Thursday August 2 9:00 am - 2:00 pm ages 3 years - 6th grade Everyone Welcome!
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Class of 2002 holds 10 year reunion
Ownership inspection required for all west river livestock
Drought in western South Dakota has accelerated fall cattle sales, and the state Brand Board reminds livestock producers that ownership inspections of cattle, horses and mules are required before their sale, slaughter or removal from the Livestock Ownership Inspection Area, located west of the Missouri River. No one may transport any cattle, horses or mules from the Livestock Ownership Inspection area without an inspection by the Brand Board, unless the shipper possesses a local inspection certificate, market clearance document, shipper’s permit, convoy certificate, lifetime horse transportation permit or an annual horse permit. A local inspection certificate is valid for transportation of livestock out of the inspection area only on the date issued. A shipper’s permit may be acquired up to 48 hours prior to shipment. Enforcement checkpoints will be set up along the border of the Live-
The class of 2002 had their 10 year reunion on July 7th at the Carmichael residence in Belle Fourche. Nine out of the fourteen graduates were able to attend. Classmates traveled from Virginia, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Back row - Kelly Carmichael, Finn Sacrison, Barry Bonnema, Weston Chapman, Adam Besler, Brady Hathaway. Front row - Amy (Lewton) Shape, Dawna Hanson, Angela (Reder) Phillips. Submitted photo
stock Ownership Inspection Area to check for violations of South Dakota brand laws. Livestock being removed from the ownership inspection area without authorization may be impounded by any law enforcement officer until the animals are inspected for ownership by an authorized brand inspector. The penalty for unauthorized removal is a Class 1 misdemeanor, which carries up to a $2,000 fine, a maximum of one year in jail, or both. To receive a brand inspection, the shipper must contact a brand inspector and allow the inspector ample time to provide it. A shipper’s permit may be acquired by calling the Brand Board office. For more information on how to acquire brand inspections a shipper’s permit, call the South Dakota State Brand Board at (877) 574-0054 or visit www.sdbrandboard.com
By walking an extra 20 minutes every day, the average person will burn off seven pounds of body fat in a year.
Harding County residents adjusting to oil boom traffic
Courtesy of the Rapid City Journal When David Dallago pulls his motorcycle onto U.S. Highway 85, he feels like he is putting his life at risk. An experienced rider, Dallago said the heavy traffic rolling through his town of Buffalo is far more congested than it was prior to the North Dakota oil boom and not all of the drivers are following the rules. Dallago sees travelers driving recklessly, passing illegally and ignoring the 65 mph speed limit. “I get really nervous going over hills,” said Dallago, who like many people in Harding County has had at least one close call on the highway. Dallago’s friend, Jason Hett, was recently sandwiched between five quick-moving semitrailers and needed to make a left turn off the highway. He chose to hit the ditch instead of risking the turn, which he thought would have likely ended in a six-vehicle pile up. While they ate lunch at Buffalo’s No. 3 Saloon last week, Dallago pointed out that the ditch was not really a safe option for him. “It’s a little more dangerous to take the ditch on a motorcycle.” Dallago said. U.S. 85 splits the town of Buffalo down the middle, with homes and businesses, like the No. 3 Saloon, lining either side of it. Drivers are supposed to drop down to 30 mph when they reach the city limits, but that is not always the case. “That 30 mile an hour speed limit doesn’t really mean anything to them,” said Dallago, who works at the No. 3 Saloon on occasion. “It shakes the building sometimes at night.” On the south end of Buffalo, Henderson Oil Company, the town’s lone truck stop, is reaping some of the financial benefits of oil patch traffic especially since truck drivers pull in to have their companies fax them their driving permits for North Dakota. “We’re the last fax before you get into North Dakota,” said Shirley Mackey, an administrative assistant for the truck stop. In the last 2-1/2 years, Mackey has seen the number of heavy-load hauling trucks on U.S. 85 jump, but also an increase in the amount of small vehicles, too. The ones driven by oil field workers fresh off a four-day to two-week work rotation are the most worrisome, she said. “They’re tired. They’re in a hurry — pickups pass on hills,” Mackey said. “It is just a dangerous highway.” Grabbing an early lunch at the truck stop on Monday, Bill Anders, a Buffalo resident for 15 years said the increased traffic is a little frustrating. “We live here for a reason, because it’s quiet,” Anders said. “That is sure changing. You’re not going to do anything about it unless you move the road.” Reprinted with permission from The Rapid City Journal.
HAPPY 20TH ANNIVERSARY
Love, Melissa, Todd, EllaMae, Kyler and the rest of the family
David Dallago tells the Rapid City Journal his concerns about the Oil Boom traffic
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Clint Parker
west Iowa to Clinton P. and Ethel Parker. He grew up working with horses and riding. Most of the field work was done with horses in the 1920’s and 30’s. He worked his way up from a team on a mower to 5 or 6 horses on a disc. Clint graduated from Henderson High School and attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. His professor knew that Roy Houck needed help on the Triple U Ranch at Gettysburg, South Dakota. On April 1, 1940, Clint stepped off the train in Gettysburg carrying only his saddle He worked for Roy Houck until 1955 when he had put together a small herd of cows and enough machinery to ranch on his own in Dewey County. Clint married Jeannette Winright on December 27, 1945. Their two children, JoAnn and Dan, were born in 1947 and 1949. Clint served on the South Dakota Brand Board from 19571962 and was director of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association for 12 years. He was honored in 2004 for 40 years as a Brand Inspector. At the age of 61, Clint started Old Men’s Breakaway roping competition in SDRA, NRCA, and Old Timer’s Rodeo Association. In later years he enjoyed roping at brandings. In 1997, Clint and Jeannette were inducted into the Casey Tibbs Hall of Fame. In 2007, Clint received the Tom Didler Pioneer Award at the Black Hills Stock Show Rodeo Old Timer’s Cowboy Breakfast. He is survived by his son, Dan of Gettysburg; daughter, JoAnn (Duane) Shea of Bison; three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren: Jennifer (Todd) Brist, Watertown, South Dakota, and their children, Tomas, Allison and Emma; Jody (Brad) Kerzman, Bismarck, North Dakota, and their children, Alexis, Jacob, Elizabeth and Morgan; John Shea, Bison; two brothers, Kenneth (Clara) Parker, Washington and Don (Lora Mae) Parker, Muscatine, Iowa and their families; and cousin, Darrel (Eli) Parker, Geneseo, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents. Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with Clint’s arrangements. (www.familyfuneralhome.net)
Pastors Perspective
Standing Under!
Clint Parker, 92, of Gettysburg, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012 at the Selby Good Samaritan Center. Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 20, 2012, at the United Methodist Church, Gettysburg, burial to followed at the Gettysburg Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday, July 19, 5-7:00 p.m. and included open informal sharing at Luce Funeral Home, Gettysburg. Clint Parker was born February 9, 1920 on the Parker farm in south-
By Pastor Phil Hahn • Grace Baptist Church So many times, when we experience a great loss, when our grief overwhelms us, we cry out to God and we ask, “WHY?” I want to remind you of Jesus as He hung upon the cross experiencing agony, experiencing the punishment for our sin, He too, cried out to God and asked, “Why? My God, my God Why have you forsaken me?” He was overwhelmed by the situation God had placed Him in, becoming sin for us. The Bible tells us that Jesus suffered, “just like us so that He could help us in our time of need.” Jesus didn’t die with the question, “Why?” on His lips. He followed His question with this response, “Father, into your hands, I commit my spirit.” When I cry out to God and ask, “WHY?” I am reminded by Jesus to quickly respond, “Father, into your hands I commit my life, my grief, my pain, and my struggles.” He is faithful in all of lifes, circumstances. When you don’t understand, STAND UNDER his loving hands!
The means to help producers impacted by drought
This week, we continued to see historic levels of drought grip much of our nation, impacting thousands of farm families. Although the hard work and innovation of our producers has fueled a strong farm economy in recent years, President Obama and I understand the major challenges this drought poses for American agriculture. As of July 20, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 1,055 counties across the country as disaster areas due to drought. Significant portions of many crops are impacted – for example, according to the most recent U.S. Drought Monitor report, 88 percent of our nation’s corn and 87 percent of our soybeans are in drought-stricken areas. Rising grain prices are threatening livestock and dairy operators with high input costs. Our farmers and ranchers are no strangers to uncertainty – but it’s even harder to plan for the future when we don’t know how much more severe the drought will be. Over the years, American producers have constantly innovated to meet new demands and adapt to new conditions, embracing new methods and utilizing new technology. The same innovative spirit that has positioned American agriculture as a global leader has helped to reduce the impact of the drought. Nevertheless, the uncertainty of drought means this is a very difficult time for many. At President Obama’s direction, USDA is doing all it can within the Department’s existing authority to help. Last week, I announced a final rule to simplify the process for Secretarial disaster designations – both to speed the process for producers and to reduce the burden on State government officials, who are also hard at work to help producers around the country cope with this disaster. I reduced the interest rate for Farm Service Agency Emergency Loans, effectively lowering the current rate from 3.75 percent to 2.25 percent to help ensure that credit is available for farm families who are hit by drought. And finally, I announced that USDA has lowered payment reductions for Conservation Reserve Program lands that qualify for emergency haying and grazing in 2012, from 25 to 10 percent. USDA officials are traveling to states around the country to see firsthand the impact of the drought, and we will continue to look for ways to help. But the fact is USDA’s legal authority to provide assistance remains limited right now. That’s because the 2008 Farm Bill disaster programs, which were implemented under President Obama, expired last year. Prior to the expiration, these programs helped hundreds of thousands of U.S. producers during disasters. If Congress doesn’t act, USDA will remain limited in our means to help drought-stricken producers. That’s why President Obama and I continue to call on Congress to take steps to ensure that USDA has the tools it needs to help farm families during the drought. Disaster assistance for producers is also one of many reasons why we need swift action by Congress to pass a Food, Farm and Jobs Bill this year. I know that many producers are struggling today with the impact of this historic drought. The President and I are committed to doing all we can to help farmers and ranchers in this difficult time.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 8:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 11:00 a.m.
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Class - 7:00 p.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: Lemmon - 4:45 p.m., Bison - 7:15 p.m. Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Morristown - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 10:30 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
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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Making eye health a priority is one way to help children see a brighter future
As many kids are gearing up to begin a new school year, Prevent Blindness America wants to encourage parents to add “get my child’s eyes checked” to the their list of things to do. Having a child’s vision tested by an eyecare professional can help them towards greater success in the classroom since much of a child’s learning is done visually. Some students who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities may simply have a vision problem. Prevent Blindness America, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, has declared August as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness month in an effort to encourage parents to learn about ways they can help protect their child’s vision. Parents and caretakers are encouraged to visit preventblindness.org for free information on a variety of children’s vision health topics including eye conditions and eye safety. Many children may not know that they have a problem because they think how they see is how everyone else sees. An eye exam is the ideal way for parents to know if their child has a vision problem. Parents should also watch for the following signs: What do your child's eyes look like? ·Eyes don't line up, one eye appears crossed or looks outward ·Eyelids are red-rimmed, crusted or swollen ·Eyes are watery or red (inflamed) How does your child act? ·rubs eyes a lot ·closes or covers one eye ·tilts head or thrusts head forward ·has trouble reading or doing other close-up work, or holds objects close to eyes to see ·blinks more than usual or seems cranky when doing close-up work ·squints eyes or frowns What does your child say? ·"My eyes are itchy," "my eyes are burning" or "my eyes feel scratchy," "I can't see very well." ·After doing close-up work, your child says "I feel dizzy," "I have a headache" or "I feel sick/nauseous." ·"Everything looks blurry," or "I see double.” For eye conditions such as amblyopia, or “lazy eye,” the earlier it is detected and treated, the greater the chance of preventing permanent vision loss. Amblyopia occurs when the brain and the eye are not working together effectively. As the brain develops and receives diminished images from the affected eye, it begins to suppress those images and favor the unaffected eye. If this condition persists without treatment, the weaker eye may become totally ineffective for vision. In many cases, placing a patch over the unaffected eye is a common form of treatment for amblyopia, with the goal to strengthen the weaker eye over time. But compliance can be challenging for many children and their parents. Prevent Blindness America’s Eye Patch Club is a program designed to encourage children to wear their eye patches as prescribed by their doctor. Among other materials, members of the club receive their own special calendar and stickers. The stickers are placed on the calendar for each day the child wears his or her patch. Once the calendar is complete, the child may send it into Prevent Blindness America to receive a special prize. The Eye Patch Club kit may be purchased for $12.95 with all proceeds going to Prevent Blindness America’s sightsaving programs. “Helping to protect children’s eyes from unnecessary vision loss is what Prevent Blindness America was founded on more than 100 years ago,” said Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness America. “We want to work together with parents today to ensure all children are on the path to a lifetime of healthy vision.” For more information on children’s eye health and safety, local financial resources for eyecare, or to sign up for The Eye Patch Club, please call Prevent Blindness America at (800) 331-2020 or visit preventblindness.org.
TREE FACTS – Caring for Trees During Drought
During drought conditions, trees should be watered April through September. As a rule of thumb, apply 10 gallons of water per week per inch of trunk diameter measured at knee height. Example: if you have a 1 inch diameter tree and it takes a minute to fill a 5 gallon bucket with your hose, then you should water the tree for 2 minutes. Trees of different sizes are best watered differently. Small trees (1-7” diameter) - either use an automatic drip irrigation, soaker hose, garden hose or 5 gallon buckets with small holes in the bottom, filled and set underneath the tree. Medium trees (8-15” diameter) either use a soaker hose coiled several times under the tree or a garden hose with a soft spray attachment. Large trees 16”+ diameter use a garden hose with a shower like attachment to disperse the flow. Mulching around trees with 2-4” of organic mulch reduces moisture loss and keeps tree roots cool. Use wood chips, shredded bark, leaves or evergreen needles as mulch. Do not use stone or rock near trees as this increases air temperatures and moisture loss from leaves and stems. Keep the mulch several inches from the trunk of the tree. Do not fertilize a tree that is under drought stress. The salts in fertilizer may burn roots when there is not sufficient water. Fertilizers may also stimulate top growth resulting in too much leaf area on the plant for the root system to maintain during periods of drought. Keep your trees healthy and pest free. Postpone any construction activities planned near your tree to reduce impact to the trees roots. If your tree has an insect or disease problem it may be adding additional stress, treat them to reduce the overall stress to your trees. Watering one to two times per month up until freeze up before winter is important. Tree roots continue to grow throughout the winter and need moisture to survive. Use the same amount of water as during the summer months. My sources for this news release were the Colorado State University Extension and Purdue University. If you would like more information about “Caring for Trees during Drought” call Bob Drown at the Conservation Office at 605244-5222, Extension 4.
By Robert W. Drown, Natural Resource Specialist This area is naturally a semiarid, short grass prairie and growing trees here is difficult. This year numerous native and non-native trees and are exhibiting leaf scorch, dieback and in some cases entire plant death. Drought damage develops in plants when dry soils prevent roots from absorbing moisture resulting in stress. Stressed trees become weakened and are subject to infection by pathogens and attack by insects. Recently transplanted trees are at greatest risk of drought damage having lost significant root mass, preventing leaves from obtaining needed moisture. Trees within three to five years of transplanting are most susceptible to drought damage as their roots are not fully established. The first symptoms of drought stress include broadleaf trees with wilted leaves that turn brown and start dropping their leaves. In conifers, needles turn yellow or brown and drop and entire branches will die back. Due to the waxy, protective layer on conifer needles, these symptoms may not develop until many months after the initial stressful event. By the time these symptoms develop, it may be too late to save the tree or shrub. The key to managing drought damage is deep watering during extended drought periods. The ground underneath the tree should be watered until saturated. Watering for short periods of time does not work very well, as it encourages shallow rooting.
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Arbor Vitae tree killed by drought conditions in Lemmon, SD.
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
BISON SCHOOL DISTRICT #52-1 SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR
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Organic integrated pest management school
Northern Plains Sustainable Ag is announcing our fifth Summer Field Day of the season at SDSU Southeast Research Farm held July 28, 2012 from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Discussions will be held on Biological Control Options for Noxious Weeds and Insects. Demonstration and discussion will also be held on flame weeding in an organic system. A tour of the organic research plots will conclude the tour. “Attendees will be able to hear about biological control methods in managing noxious weeds like Canada thistle, leafy spurge and spotted knapweed, just to name a few,” states Karri Stroh, Executive Director of NPSAS. “You will also learn how to identify natural predators of insect pests and how to preserve their population in cropping systems.” Pre-registration is free by contacting the NPSAS office at 701883-4304 or by e-mailing npsas@drtel.net by July 25, 2012. For more information on this and upcoming NPSAS summer field days, view our website at www.npsas.org. Northern Plains Sustainable Ag is a nonprofit organization that is committed to the promotion of sustainable food systems through education, research and advocacy.
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, 3 spiral notebooks, 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, 4- wide 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 ?” 3 ring binder, 2 pkgs loose leaf college ruled paper, 3 notebooks, 4 pocket folders, gym shoes, ruler, locker shelf/boxes, planner.
2012 BULL-O-RAMA & RODEO Adams County Fair
12:00-3:00 p.m.Registration: Open Class Exhibits 1:00-4:00 p.m. Registration and Judging: 4-H Static Exhibits 3:00-5:00 p.m. Judging: Open Class Exhibits 5:00 p.m. Dog Show
Thursday, August 2
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
8:00-9:00 a.m. 4-H Livestock Registration & Weigh-In 8:00-9:00 a.m. Poultry & Rabbits Open Class Registration 9:00 a.m. 4-H Judging & Open Class Poultry & Rabbits 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Viewing Static Exhibits 5:00 p.m. Beer Garden 7:00 p.m. BULL-O-RAMA
Friday, August 3
6:30 a.m. Breakfast under the tent 7:00 a.m. Rodeo Slack 7:00-8:30 a.m. Dakota Buttes Classic Open Class Livestock Show registration & weigh-in 8:30 a.m. Dakota Buttes Classic Open Class Livestock Show Judging 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Viewing 4-H & Open Class Static Exhibits 1:00 p.m. FRIENDS of the FAIR DEDICATION 3:00 p.m. Release 4-H and Open Class Static Exhibits 5:00 p.m. Beer Garden 5:00 p.m. BBQ - PULLED PORK SUPPER 6:30 p.m. Rodeo
Saturday, August 4
Adams County Fair Grounds Hettinger, ND
Jocelyn Egle and boys of Cloquet, MN visited Dorothy and Lynn Frey Monday afternoon. Al and Tiss Treib made a trip to Bison Friday afternoon. Thursday, Shirley Harris, Loretta Haugen, Rebecca, Kristina and Zachary Haugen traveled to Hettinger and had lunch in the park. Shirley was also a supper guest that evening at the Haugen home. Rebecca, Kristina and Zachary Haugen have been going to the lake in the evenings with Austin Haugen. LaVonne Foss took Shirley Johnson to church Sunday morning and was a coffee guest of John and Shirley following. Isaac Anderson was a Friday
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overnight guest of Tim and JoAnne Seim. Tim and JoAnne Seim traveled to Belle Fourche Saturday to spend the weekend. JoAnne Seim attended a baby shower for Jo Seim Sunday morning. Tim and JoAnne returned home Sunday afternoon. Katelyn Johnson was a last Sunday overnight guest of Kathy Seim. Derek Lermeny was a Thursday supper guest of Nolan and Linda Seim and family. Nolan and Linda Seim and family and Greta Anderson traveled to Bismarck Saturday. They went to the zoo and the amusement park. Greta Anderson was a weekend guest of Jasmine Seim. Jim and Patsy Miller visited with Violet Miller at the Western Horizon’s care center in Hettinger Wednesday. Jim and Patsy Miller played cards at the Senior Center in Hettinger Thursday night. Jim and Patsy miller left Friday and traveled to Sheridan, WY and visited with Jerry and Sheryll Anderson and also visited with Bill and Donna Robertson of Denver, CO. Sunday, Gayle and Linda Evridge, Dawn and Duane Harris, Bert and Pat Keller, Perry, Stacey, Bailey and Gabe Keller, Sarah and Larry Dreiske, Jeannie and Kiana Brockel helped Bridget and Lil Albert move to their new residence. Monday, Pat Keller, Trail City and Bailey Keller, Timberlake stayed with the Kellers to help work on the house until Tuesday evening. Tuesday Albert Keller returned home from work. Wednesday Bert Keller, Trail City, arrived to help Albert work on digging a water well and stayed until Friday. Friday Pat Keller came again to help Bridget paint. Saturday, Dawn Harris and Bridget Keller traveled to Eagle Butte to do a craft show. Lil Albert stayed with Kaye Arthur and the boys for the day. Thelma’s Monday callers were Al Treib and Jim. Tuesday, Al Treib drove Thelma Sandgren to Rapid City for an appointment. They had lunch with Mariette and Rose Cornella, Allison, Elizabeth and Bennett Hanson. They came home by way of Belle Fourche. Gary Johnson called on Thelma Sandgren Wednesday and helped with a water tank. John and Shirley Johnson were
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early Thursday morning coffee guests of Thelma Sandgren. Later, Al Treib and Jim were coffee guests and in the late afternoon, Jim and Patsy Miller picked Thelma up to go and play pinochle at the senior center. Patsy won. Friday morning, Brady Ham stopped in after he had unloaded feed in the feeder and then Thelma made a trip to Hettinger for her usual day out. She stopped and visited at the Nursing home before returning home. Saturday the Treib haying crew stopped in at Thelma Sandgrens. Sunday afternoon, the Sandgren travelers arrived home in Bison, from Houston, TX. Mark and Linda Sandgren had met them in Nebraska and Mark came on with them, then he had to drive the big rig all the way to Denver. Ryan Fulkner had flown down to Houston to help drive them home. They arrived around 5:30 and finally got all unloaded. Mark took off about 7.
State inspectors receive portable octane testers
Inspectors with the South Dakota Office of Weights and Measures now have portable analyzers that will allow them to perform field tests of the octane rating of gasoline being sold across the state. The Office took delivery this week of two Zeltex octane analyzers, portable devices about the size of a business briefcase that give the inspectors the capability of testing the octane rating in any fuel pump in the state and comparing the results with the label on the pump. Inspectors have been told to make the octane tests a priority within the scope of other inspection responsibilities. “Until now, the state has lacked the ability to test octane levels, and we have relied on documents prepared by the distributor,’’ said David Pfahler, Director of the Office of Weights and Measures in the Department of Public Safety. “The Zeltex octane analyzers will allow our inspectors to do on-thesite checks to determine if the octane level of the fuel being sold matches the label on the pump.’’ Inspectors are being trained in the use of the devices and the process of calibrating the machines is under way. Inspectors will be in the field with the testers as quickly as training is completed, which should be within the next month or so. One of the machines will be used in the eastern part of the state, the other in the western part. “We have had the capability to test the ethanol content and water content in gasoline, as well as to make sure the pumps are delivering the correct amount of fuel and charging the correct price,’’ Pfahler said. “Field testing for octane is a huge step forward as we strive to assure that consumers get what they pay for and know what they are buying.’’ The portable octane analyzers will operate somewhat like a portable breath tester used in the field for sobriety checks of drivers. Results of the field octane test will give inspectors information they need to make more detailed analysis of a specific sample by sending that sample to a laboratory for confirmation of the octane rating using specially designed knock-test engines. Any instances of mislabeling of fuel will be turned over to appropriate states attorneys or the Attorney General’s office for possible prosecution. The decision to equip inspectors with portable octane analyzers came after a review by the Office of Weights and Measures, supported by an official opinion by the Attorney General, concluded that it is illegal to sell 85 octane fuel in South Dakota. The product has been sold in western South Dakota for many years and is legal in some Rocky Mountain states. Because of fuel-industry concerns about supply shortages, the State Department of Public Safety implemented emergency rules to temporarily allow 85 octane to be sold while permanent rules are considered that would clarify the status of the product. A public hearing on the permanent rules is scheduled Friday in Pierre. The hearing begins at 10 a.m. in the Capitol Lake Visitors Center. Any citizen may attend that hearing and offer comments. Written comments are also being accepted, from now through July 30. Written comments should be addressed to Office of Weights and Measures, 118 W. Capitol Ave., Pierre, S.D., 57501. Emailed comments are being accepted at DPSWM@state.sd.us The language of the emergency and proposed permanent rules may be found at the Department of Public Safety website www.dps.sd.gov . Information on the rules hearing is available at that site. Vehicle manufacturers’ groups do not support the sale of 85 octane gasoline, and most engines are designed to run on a minimum of 87 octane gasoline. The 85 octane issue is unrelated to E-85, a reference to a motor fuel that contains a blend of gasoline and up to 85 percent ethanol.
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By Doug Ortman Wow, am I excited! I just received my first senior citizen discount. I was standing in line to purchase tickets to a local Renaissance Fair and saw a ticket sign that said, “Three dollars off for those sixty years old and up.” I just looked at the sign and smiled, thinking this is cool, they’re talking about me. Three dollars off, I can buy a turkey leg or lemonade for that. The discount gave me a good feeling and a little thrill that lasted all day. I didn’t even pay full attention to the displays or entertainment since I was thinking of all of the other senior discounts I could be eligible for. Ten percent off at McD’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Arby’s, Culver’s and Sonic. I very seldom eat at these fast food restaurants, but still it was a nice thought. The food discount is logical for us seniors since 80% of us are overweight and 80% are on a diet. Theoretically, we should eat 10% less! At Krispy Kreme I could save a dollar on a box of a dozen doughnuts. It would help pay for the gas to make a trip to Omaha or Minneapolis to the closest Krispy Kreme. I usually don’t buy myself any new clothes, my daughters and wife don’t allow it, but if I did, Kohl’s would save me enough money that I could go to a movie and get another old guy perk. Getting $3.00 off my hair cut just makes sense as my head has lost about $3.00 worth of hair. I can get a geezer discount on my car insurance because evidently senior men drive like little old ladies. When my wife turns sixty I don’t think she will get a discount. Anyway, I’m not going to be the one to tell her that she is a little old lady or that she drives like one, but I’ll worry about that in the future. The discounts are very nice, however, at church I’m happy to pay full price or even an extra 10% just to keep in good grace. The only perk I need there is a soft cushioned pew for my senior butt. Even banks have our best interest in mind and unselfishly offer free accounts for all that money we’re saving. Overall, it was a nice day thinking of all the money I could be saving until my daughter reminded me that the only reason I was saving money was because I am old. That didn’t bother me too much, after all, I saved $3.00.
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What homeowners can do to keep their trees healthy during hot dry conditions
With more than half of the continental United States in some stage of drought, what can homeowners do to keep their trees healthy during hotter, drier summer months? "While it's impossible to keep every tree in good health in times of severe drought, taking a proactive approach for a prized or sentimental tree can support its good health," recommends Tchukki Andersen, staff arborist with the Tree Care Industry Association. "A plan that is supported with good cultural practices, proactive monitoring for pests and disease, and response to warning signs is more likely to survive." Silent Suffering A tree’s first damage from drought occurs beneath the soil line in the form of root damage, long before any outward signs of trouble. After a tree’s unsuccessful attempts to conserve water by closing leaf stomates, feeder roots die back, sometimes so drastically that the tree is unable to take up enough water to support itself. In the worst case, drought stress will lead to tree death. More often, though, the signs of stress are much less dramatic. “Leaves are undersized and may wilt, yellow, curl or crinkle, will be marginally scorched or even turn brown and drop early,” explains Andersen. “Emergent shoots are short. In an effort to right the imbalance caused by root-loss, crown dieback or a general thinning of the canopy occurs.” Opportunistic Pests & Diseases That's when "opportunistic" pests make their move. Boring insects are thought to be drawn by the chemical and acoustic signals of stressed trees. The sound of water columns breaking cues the borer to invade the tree and lay eggs. Andersen recommends applying a three-inch layer of organic mulch or wood chips over the root zone at least out to the drip line. This will hold moisture longer for stressed roots to access, and will provide a long-term nutritional source for the soil. Prized or important trees may be protected from wood-boring insects with spray or injection treatments Another danger to stressed trees are fungal pathogens. Andersen notes that when a chemical change in the tree signals a weakened state, certain pathogens penetrate the bark, wood and cambial zone, with fan-like, leathery clumps, cutting off the water supply to the tree. While all trees are at risk during long period of drought, some are more prone to its effects. New transplants are highly vulnerable to drought stress, and supplemental watering for the first few years of establishment is necessary, to the extent that it's allowed. But even mature trees are suffering. Watering trees deeply with soaker hoses or irrigation systems - as opposed to brief, surface watering - helps sustain trees. But it's very difficult to do much for a large tree because of the massive amounts of water it needs. With so many trees affected, Andersen recommends watering only those trees that you can help. How much water a home landscape needs depends upon its soil, sun and shade exposure, plant types, irrigation system and local climate. How much water trees require depends upon the type of tree. Applying the right amount of water, based on the local weather and the tree's actual need, is the key to using water efficiently. But homeowners often over-water their lawns, which in turn surpasses a tree's real needs. Drought exacerbates matters for trees already under stress, like those on dry slopes, surrounded by pavement, or improperly planted. In landscape situations, consider taking action, such as moving smaller trees to a better location, alleviating compaction, or replacing moisture-draining lawn with a layer of mulch. A two- to threeinch layer of compost will help trees in maintaining moisture. Outlook The aftereffects of drought may last three to five years, with the strongest trees surviving. Trees have developed their own mechanisms for coping with these cycles, but some trees are on the brink of survival and could go either way. If it means the difference between keeping a tree around for your lifetime or losing it in the next five years," Andersen says, "it's worth doing something about." What can you do? A professional arborist can assess your landscape, provide information regarding the value potential of your trees and work with you to determine the best trees and shrubs to plant for your existing landscape. Contact the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), a public and professional resource on trees and arboriculture since 1938. It has more than 2,000 member companies who recognize stringent safety and performance standards and who are required to carry liability insurance. TCIA has the nation's only Accreditation program that helps consumers find tree care companies that have been inspected and accredited based on: adherence to industry standards for quality and safety; maintenance of trained, professional staff; and dedication to ethics and quality in business practices. An easy way to find a tree care service provider in your area is to use the "Find Qualified Tree Care" program. You can use this service by calling 1-800-7332622 or by doing a ZIP code search on www.tcia.org.
Board approves school library self-assessment
The South Dakota Board of Education formally endorsed a selfassessment tool based on the South Dakota School Library Guidelines at a regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The South Dakota Library Association and South Dakota State Library Board previously gave it their seal of approval as well. “Emerging 21st century school libraries reflect a major shift nationwide. Today’s school libraries are learning hubs with physical and digital content, led by teacher/ librarians who work with students, teachers, administrators, curriculum and project-based assignments,” said Daria Bossman, assistant state librarian and director of Library Development Services for South Dakota. “As documented in some 60 national studies over the past two decades, school libraries that reflect 21st century best practices are essential to guiding educators’ efforts in meeting the college and career readiness needs of our K-12 student population.” The South Dakota School Library Guidelines outline the components of an effective 21st Century school library and librarian. They describe what is necessary to be exemplary in three specific and distinct areas: Program, Place and Professional. Based on that model, a taskforce developed a scale as a self-assessment tool with accompanying instructions and an award application. The task force was comprised of both certified and non-certified school librarians, teachers and administrators, as well as representatives from the South Dakota Library Association, South Dakota State Library, and the Department of Education. For more information go to the South Dakota State Library webpage, http://library.sd.gov/ or contact the Office of Development Services at 800-423-6665.
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2012 Besler family reunion
What a grand celebration for the Besler Family Reunion with 161 family members attending. The reunion was held at the Besler Cadillac Ranch outside of Belle Fourche, SD. These are all of the siblings of Chris and Julia Besler that were able to come with so many more who couldn’t. Family attended from Egypt, Washington, Oregon, California, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Montana, Wyoming, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Florida. A special guest Mina Tescher, who taught so many of the Besler’s in school enjoyed visiting about the past. There were several fun events for all ages to participate in in-
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cluding: golfing, water tubing down Red River, horse shoe games, bingo, frisbee, and just relaxing and visiting. Meals on Monday evening were catered with tacos and dessert. On Tuesday before lunch, Derek Besler posted the Colors followed with the singing of the National Anthem. He is the son of Ralph and Renae. Lunch on Tuesday was furnished by Ralph and Renae Besler with Arby’s roast beef sandwiches abd potato salad, cole slaw, beans, and desserts. Monday evening we had brats and hot dogs with beans catered. Wednesday it was bye byes until the next reunion in 2015. We are all looking forward to three years from now!
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Contestants needed for Faith Stock Show & Rodeo queen contest
Faith Stock Show & Rodeo queen contest will be held on Saturday, August 11th. Contestants are judged on horsemanship, personal interviews, and modeling. Horsemanship is at 8 AM at Tim & Jackie Bernstein’s arena, parade is at 10 AM, personal interviews will take place about 1 PM and modeling will take place at about 3 PM at the Community Legion Hall. Coronation will take place prior to the Saturday evening rodeo performance at the Faith fairgrounds.l The public is invited to the rodeo queen contest for everything except the personal interviews. Prizes will awarded to the new queens, 1st & 2nd runner-up winners, & horsemanship winners in each age division. There are three age divisions: Little Miss – ages 8 & younger; Junior Miss – ages 9 thru 14; Miss Faith Stock Show – ages 15 & older as of January 1, 2012. Deadline to enter is August 4, 2012; to enter or for more information contact Ida Hibner at 605739-5801.
The barn at its new location at the Albert and Bridget Keller Ranch.
GF&P proposes mussleloader and accompanied hunter rules
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has proposed rules that would ease restrictions on the types of muzzleloading firearms that can be used for seasons with muzzleloader weapon restrictions. The changes are in response to requests to allow peep sights and other optics that do not use magnification on muzzleloading rifles during seasons restricted to those weapons. Currently, only open sights may be used. Peep (aperture) sights are not considered open sights and are therefore illegal to use during the muzzleloader season. Advancements in muzzleloader technology have improved the effectiveness of those guns. Muzzleloader enthusiasts desire the use of optics (red-dot scopes, aim points, etc.) that improve their sight picture but do not magnify the object. Additionally, restrictions on smokeless powder would be lifted, allowing commonly marketed products such as Blackhorn 209 to be used during muzzleloader-only seasons. A rule that makes allowances for individuals accompanying hunters in the field may be changed to shift the responsibility for adherence to the rule from the hunter to the individual accompanying the hunter. Currently, a person licensed in a firearm big game season cannot be accompanied in the field by another person carrying a firearm or bow and arrow unless that individual has a firearm big game license valid for the same geographic area and time of year as the licensee. The licensed big game hunter is held as the responsible party if other armed individuals accompany him/her and do not have the same type of license. The commission’s proposal would place the responsibility for adherence to the rule on the unlicensed big game hunter(s). In addition, the rule would allow a person who is legally licensed to hunt small game the ability to accompany a licensed big game hunter in the field, if the person hunting small game uses only a shotgun and shotshells. That proposal would also clarify that a person hunting small game may not use dogs in the field while accompanying a licensed firearm big game hunter. More information and highlights from the May GFP Commission meeting are available online at http://www.gfp.sd.gov/agency/commission/default.aspx. People who wish to provide written comments on commission hunting proposals may do so until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 1. Comments may be mailed to Game, Fish and Parks Commission, 523 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD, 57501 or emailed to wildinfo@state.sd.us. Comments must have the sender's full name and address in order to become part of the public record. Comments may also be made in person at the next GFP Commission meeting during a public hearing at 2:00 p.m. CDT, Thursday, August. 2, at the community center in Milbank.
The thickness of the Arctic ice sheet is on average 10 feet. There are some areas that are as thick as 65 feet.
Thune’s office seeks interns
Senator John Thune is currently seeking college students to serve as interns in his office in Washington, D.C., as well as in his offices in Aberdeen, Rapid City and Sioux Falls. Interns in Thune’s state offices will participate in constituent service and state outreach activities. Students in the Washington, D.C. office will witness the legislative process, give Capitol tours, and attend Senate votes and hearings. Both the in-state and Washington, D.C. internships will have students work closely with constituents, hone their research and writing skills, and learn a multitude of office skills. “Interning in a congressional office provides students with a front row view of the legislative process and can serve for many as an excellent introduction to public service,” said Thune. “I encourage all interested college students to apply for this rewarding experience.” Thune is a member of the Senate committees on agriculture, nutrition, and forestry; budget; commerce, science and transportation; and finance. College students who are interested in interning in Thune’s Washington, D.C. office should submit a resume and cover letter by July 31, to Senator John Thune, attention Jen Kelly, 511 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510 or by fax to 202-228-5429. College students who are interested in interning in Thune’s Sioux Falls, Rapid City or Aberdeen offices should submit a resume and cover letter, by July 31, to Senator John Thune, attention Robin Long, 320 North Main Avenue, Suite B, Sioux Falls, S.D. 57104 or by fax 202-334-2591. For more information, call 202224-2321.
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Drought – this year is among top 10 worst in 100 years
Continued dry and warm conditions have continued to worsen conditions in South Dakota, nearly all the Corn Belt, as well as much of the nation said Dennis Todey, SDSU Extension state climatologist in his July 13 drought summery. “The most recent conditions on the United States Drought Monitor have shown worsening conditions in South Dakota over the last few weeks,” said Todey. Based on data, he said the state is currently rated in at least an abnormally dry status. Much of the state is rated moderate drought to severe drought because of dry conditions this year and last fall. No improvement in these conditions is appearing in the near term. “Conditions since the spring have been somewhat dry over most of the state. Most problems have worsened recently with a lack of precipitation over the last 30 to 60 days,” said Todey. He added that the 30-day total precipitation and percent of average precipitation from average show that most of the state has received less than 50 percent of average precipitation over this time. Several weather stations in the southeast part of the state were driest or top 10 driest during the month of June based on over 100 years of records. “A major driver of this drought has been temperatures, which have been running consistently warm since the spring and winter,” Todey said. “Increased temperatures have increased plant water use and exhausted limited soil moisture reserves. The last 30 days has continued this trend being four to eight degrees above average across the state.” Most of the state has set records for overall temperatures since March and since the beginning of the calendar year. Impacts of this drought are felt across the state in many different ways explained Todey. “Fires in the west have captured most media attention with fires near Sheridan Lake, around Edgemont and several other locations around the Black Hills,” he said. “Several wet years have helped create large amounts of fuel available during the recent dry conditions. Fire dangers remain very high.” He explained that hay, pasture and rangeland have been reported as producing much lower amounts generally this year. “Reports have been spotty as to quality. But overall amounts seem to have been reduced. The most recent crop report had pasture and range conditions at 33 percent poor or very poor with alfalfa reported at 56 percent poor to very poor," he said. Corn is already or very close to tasseling. Todey said widespread reports of corn being stressed have shown up over the last two to three weeks. “With the warm temperatures and limited moisture, much of the corn crop is experiencing some stress. Total losses will not become apparent for some time,” Todey said. He added that water shut-off orders for non-domestic water use have gone out on Battle Creek near Hermosa. Other streams are being watched closely. The NOAA Climate Prediction Center’s eight to 14-day outlooks continue the recent trend of likely warmer and drier conditions. The current maps show a strong likelihood for warmer than average conditions to continue throughout the balance of July. Similarly precipitation is more likely to be below average through the month. The combination leads to continued and likely some worsening of drought conditions not only in South Dakota, but across much of the middle part of the country. South Dakota State University Extension will provide weekly drought briefings throughout the 2012 growing season. To keep up to date on how the drought is impacting South Dakota's agriculture industry, visit iGrow.org. The United States Drought Monitor now indicates abnormally dry to severe drought spanning across South Dakota. The entire state is depicted in D0 to D3 status on the map, which can be viewed at http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu. “On a Corn Belt basis, this is the most widespread drought since 1988,” said Dennis Todey, South Dakota state climatologist. Precipitation over the last week was less than an inch across all of the state, with the exception of the northwest and some other localized areas. “The recent seven to 10 days of heat and limited rainfall have accelerated drought conditions statewide,” said Laura Edwards, Extension climate field specialist. Above average temperatures increase water demand by crops and vegetation, in an already water-limited environment. Seventy-seven percent of South Dakota is now considered to be in moderate to severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. "This reflects a 30 percent increase in the area experiencing a significant level of drought impacts,” said Edwards. Almost 20 percent of the state is in severe drought. This is the most state coverage at this level of drought since July 2007. “Nearly all stations in the state have set records for average temperatures since March 1 and since the beginning of the calendar year adding to the drying out of locations,” said Todey. In combination with the extended period of above average temperatures during the growing season, precipitation has been well below average for the last 60 days. Some climate observing locations in the southern counties have experienced dry periods that rank in the top 10 driest combined May and June on record. The State Climate Office's observation network has confirmed the dry and hot climate of late, as temperatures soared over 100 across the south. “A report of 112 degrees in Hoover in June was the highest temperature statewide since July 2007,” said Edwards. Most climate locations have measured around 50 percent of average rainfall over the last two months. Hay production is suffering, reported to be as low as one-third to one-half of average in some drier areas. Row crops, particularly in the southeast, are continuing to show signs of water stress. In corn growing areas, tasseling is occurring. This period is a critical time for rainfall, which is necessary to maintain effective pollination and plant health. In the western watersheds, water restrictions are being implemented to conserve water for domestic users. Low levels in stock ponds have led to concerns of water quality for cattle.
Jumping on the Vitamin D bandwagon
“Jump on the bandwagon” is a political phrase started in the mid1800s when a circus clown-turnedpolitician used his musical bandwagon for political rallies. As he passed through different towns, it happened that local politicians found seats on the bandwagon, wishing to share in his popularity. As the political use of bandwagons spread, the phrase “jump on the bandwagon” came to refer to opportunists who support popular ideas without proof of value. What proof do we have of the value of taking calcium and vitamin D or have we all jumped on a bandwagon? Recently the Institute of Medicine (IOM) gathered a committee of scientists and experts to define what is scientifically proven about calcium and vitamin D. After extensive hearings and study they said there is solid proof that low levels of vitamin D are associated with poor bone health. We don’t have enough evidence yet to say conclusively that vitamin D deficiency effects cardiovascular health, or causes hypertension, diabetes, falls, colon cancer, and psychiatric illness. The experts did not deny it; they just said more studies are needed. With regards to dietary calcium, By Richard P. Holm MD the IOM concluded that most people in the U.S. and Canada get enough calcium daily, except for girls aged 9-18. They also discovered that significant numbers of postmenopausal women are taking too much calcium. Vitamin D is more complicated, because levels are quite unpredictable, although they are commonly low in the elderly, in people with dark skin, the obese, and people living in institutions. Even though multiple experts have advised that levels are too low when less than 30-50 nanograms per milliliter, the conservative IOM declared that levels below 20 are deficient. The IOM did advise supplementation for all people 1 year of age or older, stating that for adults taking up to 4,000 units is safe, and advised not to take more than 10,000 daily. Take-home message: I encourage calcium supplements for 9-18 year-old girls, but not for adults. I also like to measure vitamin D levels, especially in people with dark pigment, obesity, osteoporosis risk, those institutionalized, or in persons older than 60. And for bone health I strongly recommend, along with an exercise program, all adults should daily take 24,000 units of vitamin D. That’s not just jumping on a bandwagon.
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Bad news nose -By Richard P. Holm MD This time of the year, those of us in health care hear a recurring bad news nose story, and it goes like this: “I’ve been coming down with it for two or three days now, and it’s a real doozy! It started with a runny nose, then ache all over, sore throat, and a cough that won’t quit. Where does all that mucus come from? Now it’s packed into my sinuses, and I have a headache that won’t stop! I usually need an antibiotic to shake this sinus infection.” There are a few points about this nosey illness worth repeating: First, our patient is describing a viral illness for which an antibiotic will NOT help. At this stage there is not a bacterial infection. It’s going to last a week with antibiotics and seven days without. What’s more, taking an antibiotic to prevent the cold from turning into a bacterial infection does not work and can just make any subsequent bacterial infection resistant to treatment. Use common sense to see your doctor when a respiratory illness is lasting too long, or symptoms are too severe. The most important preventive is for the infected individual to cover the cough, or sneeze into a tissue or arm, and then wash the hands after messing with the nose. Unfortunately vitamin C likely will not protect, and remember going out in the cold did not bring this on. You got it from someone else. One can generate a hundred pounds of damaging pressure when blowing the nose hard, (especially when blocking one nostril) which packs the sinus or ears with mucus. Do not blow the nose except very gently, with both nostrils open, and only occasionally. Finally avoid decongestants and cold pills. Instead, a natural and effective way to clear the mucus is to stimulate the making of saliva and to increase swallowing, such as sucking on sugar-free lemon drops, or even drinking chicken noodle soup, or hot lemonade with honey. And while you’re at it, stay home. Don’t spread the bad news.
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, July 26, 2012 • Page 13 Bison resident donates needed technology to the Bison Fair Board
White Street is complete
Todd Fink of Fink Dirtmoving completes the finishing touches on White Street.
Work begins on grandstands at the Perkins County Fairgrounds
In a round about way I purchased a microphone with the fair building in mind. It has been sitting in the house for a few months now with my plan to present the Fair Board with it. Every meeting night I either did not feel well or was gone. Earlier this month I called Tracy Buer just as he was leaving the house for a Fair Board meeting and he stopped by to pick it up. I have seen several times a wireless microphone would have been nice. I donated the speakers and amp a while ago; however, I did not have an extra wireless microphone. My Mother came across dual microphones at a yard sale and asked if I was interested (73rd call that day, I think she called about every computer related thing she saw haha - love you Ma). I remembered the Bentley Building and thought it would be nice to give something to the main community that has helped us so much. Thank You Everyone! Kevin Weishaar
On average, a beaver can cut down two hundred trees a year.
Fair board members and Finn Sacrison have been working on the new grandstands. Watch next weeks Courier for a progress report.
Boomer Babble thoughts at large -------------------------Great Waitress
By Charles Ortman We Boomers would like to take credit for defining that famous American work ethic. Our generation does pretty well; certainly there are young folks that work hard too. The other thing I think Boomers were taught was to take pride in their work, no matter what your job is. We still see that occasionally in the present batch of kids, but that is a tougher lesson to learn. Actually where I was headed with all of this were great waitresses. The particular amazing waitress I was thinking about is in my hometown. This culinary angel is named Carol. Watching her work can be appreciated the same way as watching any craftsman who is at the top of his game. Carpenters, welders, surgeons; they all make it look so smooth and easy. I have at times thought; “what would it be like if I had Carol’s job?” As she approaches the table with the menus, she seems to immediately gain a sense of her guests and their needs. They are made to feel at ease with a couple of thoughtful remarks. She knows who she can tease, loves the babies, gets the orders just right no matter how complicated. If the guest says “I would like my toast lightly buttered, with my eggs just barely over easy but not too much yoke, bacon crisp but not too crisp, hash browns extra crispy, small glass of tomato juice, coffee, side of oatmeal with b s”; through some miracle Carol can convey all that to the cook. I would have told the cook “toast, butter, eggs cooked someway that had something to do with the yokes, extra crispy half raw bacon, extra crisp potatoes – maybe fried potatoes, not sure, and some kind of juice, and coffee.” And when I served the guest the oatmeal with b s, I would have been rattling off a line of BS like you couldn't believe. (B S is brown sugar) She gets everything to the table in the most efficient way; while I would make eight extra trips because I would forget stuff, like silverware. Carol reads minds because about the time you are thinking: “I’d like more coffee”, here she comes with a fresh pot of Joe. The locals only have to walk in, say “the usual” and out comes the correct breakfast. My guests would be lucky to leave without being stabbed as I drop the fork. I have seen her handle the entire dining room by herself when the other waitress didn’t show up. She just flew, but the guests didn’t wait. I would have left. The one thing about Carol that is depressing to me, she is past the start of the Medicare age.
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Bison Cardinals and Newcastle Dogies attend joint football camp
Last week the Bison Cardinal Football Program hosted a football camp in conjunction with the Dogies, of Newcastle. The camp instructor Matt Conzelman, head coach of the Dogies and former Dickinson State player, brought his coaching staff and 13 of his athletes to Bison. Coach Chapman had 16 of his student athletes participate in the two day camp which covered various offensive and defensive skills as well as some team scrimmage situations. The athletes logged over nine hours on the field during the clinic in preparation for the upcoming season. The Bison Football Program would like to give special thanks to the Bison Food Store, the Prairie Lounge, Mom’s Place, and the Buzz Stop for accommodating or donating to both teams throughout the camp.
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SD Beef Industry Council evaluates producer survey results
The number of cattle producers responding to a survey put out by the South Dakota Beef Industry Council (SDBIC) may not have been as large as desired, but the attention given to their responses was considerable according to SDBIC’s Executive Director Ron Frederick. Close to 400 producers completed a Producer Input Survey sent by mail or available online over the first five months of 2012. While that was only a fraction of the 15,000 surveys distributed to beef and dairy producers who pay into the $1 Beef Checkoff Program, Frederick says the results provide a glimpse of how SDBIC’s expenditures of the state’s portion of the $1 checkoff, and communication of its efforts, are perceived by the state’s producers. Results of the survey were discussed by directors at the SDBIC quarterly meeting June 28 in Ft. Pierre. “When asked whether or not they had a good understanding of the Beef Checkoff Program, 63% said ‘Yes’ and 37% said ‘No’ or ‘Not sure,’” explained Frederick. “When asked if they believed the Beef Checkoff was working effectively for them, 44% said ‘Yes’ and 56% said ‘No’ or ‘Not Sure.’” Fifty seven percent said they approved of the Beef Checkoff Program, while 43% answered ‘No’ or ‘Not sure’ when asked that question. “While the number of respondents was small,” says Frederick, “these results indicate we have work yet to do in addressing producer concerns about the effectiveness of the checkoff. “We were happy to see that the majority of those responding approve of the Beef Checkoff Program. However, the SDBIC directors understand that we need to continue working to ensure that SDBIC receives the greatest return on investment when administering the checkoff and in developing and implementing programs. We also need to better communicate how their checkoff dollars are being utilized to promote beef and counter misinformation in the social as well as mainstream media.” Frederick says some comments submitted by respondents also indicate that there are still misconceptions on how beef checkoff dollars can be legally spent under the rules of the Beef Promotion and Research Act and Order of 1986. “We obviously need better producer communication to counter those misconceptions,” says Frederick. In addition, he says SDBIC will look at including line-by-line specifics on budget expenditures, as well as minutes from business meetings, on its web site. Currently, SDBIC mails out a printed short version of its annual report. “Providing line-by-line expenditure information in a printed financial report and distributing it by mail to producers would be cost-prohibitive,” says Frederick. “But we will be looking at the possibility of posting this detailed information online as a way to increase transparency.” Producers responding represented quite accurately the number of beef producers in the five regions of the state, says Frederick. Approximately 97% of the respondents were beef producers, while 2% were dairy producers. Seventyeight percent of respondents indicated they were over the age of 50. “We know the numbers of respondents was small, but we wanted to give producers an opportunity to provide their input into the Beef Checkoff Program and how their dollars are being utilized,” says Frederick. “While the small response does not give us a statistically accurate indication of the views of all those who contribute to the beef checkoff in South Dakota, it does provide us with a baseline from which to work. Our plan is to conduct another survey in two to three years and see if we have been able to improve in areas of concern.”
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Temporary cement plant
A temporary cement plant has been set up near Bison Grain for the cement work on the South Grand River bridge and anyone local that needs cement work while they are here.
Perkins County
road construction
The South Grand River bridge on the White Butte Road is being replaced. Top picture shows the north end of the bridge, the picture to the right is near the middle of the old bridge, the bottom picture shows a bag to collect debris as the workers finish demolishing the bridge. Please use caution when traveling on the White Butte Road.
Carolyn Petik was a Thursday afternoon visitor of Irene Young. They were both supper guests of Thelma Lemke and visited with Don and Russ Lemke before they left for their respective homes. Friday dinner guests of Jerry and Carolyn Petik were Rich and Jonetta Kvale, John and Lilliana of Tucson, AZ and Norman and
Meadow News .............By Tiss Treib
Belle Kvale of Thunder Hawk. Jerry and Carolyn were brief callers of Ernestine Miller on Sunday morning. Rick Reed is spending time with his grandmother, Bernie Rose. Rick Reed and Bernie Rose were Sunday dinner guests of Rusty and Julie Foster and spent the afternoon with Vonnie Foster.
The heat continues. Our thermometer registered in the triple digits several days last week. I wish we could save up some of this heat to even out the temperatures in January. We did get some rain. Three showers totaled just over a half inch here, but there were some downpours around the area and some folks got hailed out. A large crowd attended the S.D. legislative Oil and Gas Development Committee meeting in Buffalo Monday afternoon. North Dakota Sen. Bill Bowman gave a very informative talk and we took testimony from the public. Media coverage of the Buffalo meeting was outstanding. The meeting was well-covered by at least six reporters from TV stations and newspapers in both North and South Dakota. The tour of the oil fields after the meeting in Buffalo was interesting and informative for the committee. The city of Lemmon invited committee members to a supper meeting at the R Bar Monday evening where they fed us prime rib while we visited with the city fathers and some Perkins County officials. Early Tuesday morning the committee met at the Grand Electric in Bison where we took more public testimony. The committee members and staff were impressed with the public involvement in the meetings and I want to personally thank everyone who made this so successful. Most of the committee and staff members had never seen this corner of our state and they were impressed by the beautiful scenery and our friendly, involved
Grand River Roundup..........................By Betty Olson
citizens. You folks made me proud! Wednesday was another interesting day on the Belle Fourche River Watershed Partnership bus tour covering the Butte, Elk Creek, and Lawrence Conservation Districts and the Belle Fourche Irrigation District. We think it’s dry here, but the farms and ranches down there are really hurting for moisture. One of the last stops the bus made was at Dwight Kitzan’s place where we listened to a presentation on range management while Dwight’s wife, former Harding County native Gwen (Miller) Kitzan, fed us cookies and ice tea. The tour ended with a steak supper on the deck behind the Belle Fourche Museum. I sat with Adam Hurlbut on the bus. Adam is the reporter from the Black Hills Pioneer who wrote articles about the Bakken Conference in Spearfish and oil development in South Dakota that were printed in the Nations Center News. Adam loves old Volkswagens and was wondering if I knew of any around this area. I couldn't think of many, but if you know of any let me know and I’ll pass the information to Adam. After supper in Belle, I went to Spearfish for Great Western Cattle Trail meeting at the Heritage Center. Rep. Lance Russell informed us about the legal issues to set up the organization. Croell Redi-Mix has done a wonderful job pouring the cement posts to mark the cattle trail and we voted to sell a few of them to private citizens with a connection to the cattle
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drives as a fund-raiser for the GWCTA. We’ll have a booth at the Heritage Center in Spearfish July 26 through July 28 during the National Day of the American Cowboy. Stop and see us! The deadline for ordering Harding County History books is fast approaching. You can still get the set for $60 if you order before August 1st. After that they sell for $80. Send your checks to Alice Holcomb, 13699 Harding Road, Buffalo, South Dakota 57720 and add $10 if you want them mailed. The next history book meeting will be July 30th at 5:00 at the Senior Center in Buffalo. A reminder to those of you that have ties to the Glendo community we’re having a Glendo reunion here at the ranch the afternoon of August 4th, starting at 1:00. Call me at 605-855-2824 if you’re coming so I know how much beef to fix. Let us know how many to expect for supper because I want to have plenty to eat! We’re furnishing the beef, buns, tableware, coffee, and cold drinks. Bring anything else you want to eat and share with your old friends and neighbors. Pass the word and we look forward to a good visit. Acalia turned 3 this week so Sage and Alaina had a birthday party for her in Dickinson on Saturday. All three of Alaina’s brothers and families, Grandma Polly and Grandma Emily, Lee Hofland’s family, all of Casey’s family, Stacy Doll, Grandpa Reub and I helped Acalia celebrate. A good time was had by all! Our old friend Clint Parker, 92,
passed away on Monday and his funeral was Friday in Gettysburg. Clint was a cowboy - the real article. In 1940, Clint left his home in Iowa, stepped off the train in Gettysburg carrying only his saddle, and went to work for Roy Houck on the Triple U until he was able to put together enough cows and machinery to ranch on his own in Dewey County. Clint served on the Brand Board, was a director of the South Dakota Stockgrowers, and started the Old Men’s breakaway roping competition in SDRA, NRCA, and the Old Timer’s Rodeo Association. In 1997, Clint and his late wife Jeannette were inducted into the Casey Tibbs Hall of Fame in Fort Pierre. I want to close with this poem Clint’s son Dan wrote that was printed in his Dad’s funeral card. It’s a fitting memorial for a wonderful old cowboy: I still believe in next year, And hope you all do, too; This country’s made for optimists, To plan and lead us thruWhere men don’t need a hobby, And the work will never end. Good health, good neighbors, honesty, And everyone’s a friend! Thanks to you and all your crew, For dealings we have had. May all your plans be good onesNone of your luck be bad;
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Oahe Dam’s 50 anniversary August 17
Plans are under way to commemorate the dedication of the Oahe Dam with a 50th anniversary celebration. The commemoration will feature a short program outside the visitor center overlooking Lake Oahe on Friday, August 17, at 11:00 a.m. The dam was dedicated on this same date and time in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy. Eric Stasch, operations project manager Oahe Project, stated that construction of this dam has had a huge impact on not only the surrounding area but the entire nation. Since this anniversary event is happening 50 years after the dedication of the dam by President Kennedy, it is fitting to remember his quote. “We take for granted these miracles of engineering, and too often we see no connection between this dam right out here and our nation's security, and our leadership all around the world. The facts of the matter are that this dam, and many more like it, are as essential to the expansion and growth of this American economy as any measure that Congress is now considering, and this dam and others like it are as essential to our national strength and security as any military alliance or missile complex.” The South Dakota State Historical Society has activities planned which will take place at the Cultural Heritage Center, the Oahe Chapel and the State Theater on August 17-18. These include a presentation and identification of construction photos, a showing of film footage of President Kennedy’s visit to Pierre and construction of the dam, tours of the Oahe Chapel, and a reception and brunch for Oahe dam workers and their families hosted by the SDSHS Foundation. Special extended tours of the powerhouse and intakes of Oahe Dam will be conducted by United States Army Corps of Engineers personnel, Friday, August 17. The Great Lakes Tourism Association, which manages the Oahe Visitor Center, is planning special programs, Saturday, August 18. As details of additional events and activities are finalized, information will be posted at www. pierre.org. For additional information, photos and stories click here to go to the Great Lakes of SD Tourism Association Oahe 50th Page. Or visit the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Omaha District Facebook page for historical and event information and to follow comments at https://www.Facebook. com/OmahaUSACE.
The Saguaro Cactus, found in the South-western United States does not grow branches until it is 75 years old.
Legal Notice
Perkins County Commission Regular Meeting
ile signature that reasonably resembles the facsimile or specimen signature of an Authorized Person provided below, in the exercise of any powers granted by the Business Membership and Account Agreement until notified in writing of a changes; that the Credit Union shall not be held liable for refusing to honor any signature where the Business/Organization has not provided to the Credit Union a specimen thereof; that the Business/ Organization holds the Credit Union harmless from reasonable attorney’s fees suffered or incurred by the Credit Union resulting from payments and disbursements made or any other actions the Credit Union takes in good faith in reliance on the actual or facsimile signatures of an Authorized Person, provided that when a signature is required to exercise the authority described in the Business Membership and Account Agreement, the signatures of at least two (2) Authorized Person(s) with respect to share or deposit accounts must appear on the appropriate document. Authorized Person(s) for Share/Deposit Accounts Finance Officer Sylvia Chapman Deputy Finance Officer Paulette Fero Deputy Finance Officer Paula Kopren grasses; and WHEREAS, such conditions have severely stunted range grass (both native & tame), alfalfa and hay crops resulting in grazing and hay production losses within Perkins County; and WHEREAS, such conditions have seriously decreased the amount of and quality of water in dams and wells for livestock consumption, resulting in a loss of usable dams and dugouts in the County; and
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Market $1,999,148.63; Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union membership fee $10.04; Certificates of Deposit $495,531.04; South Dakota FIT $101,495.23; Total $2,794,247.98. 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 $588.97 were reviewed. •Sheriff car logs were reviewed. •Motor Vehicle fees for the month of June, 2012 were reviewed. •Register of Deeds fees in the amount of $6,565.12 were reviewed. •Longevity increase of 10¢ per hour will be realized for Janelle Goddard on July 18, 2012. Terry Zell – Legislative Audit Terry Zell, auditor with the SD Department of Legislative Audit, spoke briefly with the Commission regarding the 2011/2012 audit. He should be finishing up this week. Hearing for 24/7 Budget to be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2012 in the Perkins County Courthouse, motion carried. Community Health Nurse •Patti Benson and Joanne Seim were present to give the Quarterly CHN/WIC report.
Date: July 10, 2012 Present: Commissioners Schweitzer, Foster, Ottman, Gochenour & Henderson and Finance Officer Chapman Others Present: Shane Penfield, Rachael Eggebo, Rod Giesler, Terry Hall, Tracy Buer, Gary Brennan, Ida Schmidt, Patti Benson, Joanne Seim, Beth Hulm, press
Call to Order Chairman Schweitzer called the regular meeting to order at 10:04 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Agenda Addition Ottman moved, Foster seconded to make an addition to the agenda as follow: “Approval of Resolution 2012-10 Plat of Dutton Cemetery “, roll call vote: Foster aye, Ottman aye, Gochenour aye, Henderson aye, Schweitzer aye, motion carried.
WHEREAS, such conditions have severely stunted crop production resulting in crop losses throughout Perkins County; and WHEREAS, these severe weather conditions are inflicting severe hardships on county residents, livestock and natural resources; and
•Joanne Seim advised the Commission of her upcoming retirement after 34 years of service to Perkins County. Ottman moved, Henderson seconded to introduce and approve Resolution 2012-11 “Resolution of Appreciation” roll call vote: Henderson aye, Foster aye, Ottman aye, Gochenour aye, Schweitzer aye, motion carried. WHEREAS, Joanne Seim has devoted 34 years to Perkins County as Administrative Assistant to the Office of the Community Health Nurse; and, WHEREAS, Joanne Seim has served the residents of Perkins County confidentially and with professionalism; and, Resolution 2012-11
Resolution 2012-08 Foster moved, Ottman seconded to approve Resolution 2012-08 “Authorization for Share/Deposit Accounts”, roll call vote: Ottman aye, Gochenour aye, Henderson aye, Foster aye, Schweitzer aye, motion carried. Resolution 2012-08 WHEREAS on this 10th day of July, 2012, it has been determined that it is in the best interest of Business/ Organization to establish a membership in and depository relationship with Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union (“Credit Union”). WHEREAS Business/ Organization has considered the terms of the Business Membership and Account Agreement governing accounts established at Credit Union. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AND AGREED, that the Credit Union is hereby designated as a depository of funds belonging to the Business/ Organization. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND AGREED, that the person(s) designated below is (are) designated as an Authorized Person(s) to establish a depository relationship with Credit Union and is (are) authorized to from time to time open one or more share or deposit account(s) of any type. It is distinctly agreed and understood that the designated Authorized Person(s) is (are) vested with all power and authority described for an Authorized Person in the Business/Organization Membership and Account Agreement. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND AGREED, that the Credit Union will be notified promptly and in writing of any change of the Authorized Person(s) identified below, or any change in the ownership, legal structure, or management of the Business/Organization and upon any dissolution or bankruptcy of the Business/Organization. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND AGREED, that the Credit Union may rely on any actual or facsim-
WHEREAS, Perkins County hereby declares the County an Emergency Disaster Area. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Perkins County hereby affirms this declaration of Perkins County as an Emergency Disaster Area; and
PILT Perkins County received PILT payment in the amount of $270,226.00. In accordance with county policy, 50% will be deposited in the County Road & Bridge Fund and 50% will be distributed to the schools according to the number of acres in each school district. Gochenour moved, Ottman seconded to auto-supplement 101-850-454 in the amount of $2,113.00, motion carried. Waste Tire Removal Bids Foster moved, Henderson seconded to open the bids for Waste Tire Removal, motion carried. •New Deal Tire, Groton, SD •Passenger car, light truck, truck & tractor tires - $225.00/ton •OTR and earthmover tires $400.00 ton •Liberty Tire, Savage MN •One time Excavator/Grapple fee $3000.00 •Minimum of 100 ton - $225.00/ton •Less than 100 ton - $350.00/ton
WHEREAS, Joanne Seim has helped operate the Office of the Perkins County Community Health Nurse in a fiscally responsible manner during her tenure; and, WHEREAS, Joanne Seim has elected to retire from her position as Perkins County Community Health Nurse Administrative Assistant effective August 31, 2012;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED AND AGREED, that as noted below, this authorization for Share/Deposit Accounts:
Is the first Authorization for Share/Deposit Accounts presented to the Credit Union.
Resolution 2012-10 Foster moved, Ottman seconded to approve Resolution 2012-10, roll call vote: Foster aye, Ottman aye, Gochenour aye, Henderson aye, Schweitzer aye, motion carried. Resolution 2012-10 Plat of Dutton Cemetery
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Perkins County requests emergency disaster relief and assistance from all appropriate agencies of the federal government.
Expressly revokes and replaces any and all prior Authorizations for Share/Deposit Accounts adopted by the Business/Organization and presented to the Credit Union. Supplements any and all prior Authorizations for Share Deposit Accounts adopted by the Business/Organization and presented to the Credit Union.
Resolution 2012-09 Gochenour moved, Henderson seconded to introduce and approve Resolution 2012-09 “Drought Disaster Resolution”, roll call vote: Gochenour aye, Henderson aye, Foster aye, Ottman aye, Schweitzer aye, motion carried. PERKINS COUNTY RESOLUTION #2012-09 PERKINS COUNTY DISASTER RESOLUTION
Minutes Henderson moved, Gochenour seconded to approve the minutes of the June 6, 2012 Commission meeting, motion carried.
Be it resolved by the County Commission of Perkins County, South Dakota that the Plat of Dutton Cemetery in Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 21 – Township 14 North – Range 12 East of the BHM, County of Perkins, State of South Dakota, having been examined, is hereby approved in accordance with the provisions of South Dakota Compiled Law, Chapter 11-3, and any amendments thereto.
Tax Deed Property No bids were received on the surplus tax deed property. Discussion was held on the possibility of transferring the old Kokomo to the City of Lemmon. Gochenour moved, Henderson seconded to transfer Lemmon Original Block 13 Lot 16 to the City of Lemmon, motion carried.
Foster moved, Ottman seconded to accept the bid from New Deal Tire at the rate $225.00/ton for passenger car, light truck, truck and tractor tires and $400.00/ton for OTR and earthmover tires, motion carried.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners for Perkins County, and on behalf of all the citizens of Perkins County, that Joanne Seim be recognized as an exemplary employee, and that she be recognized for her dedication and service to the residents of Perkins County.
WHEREAS, Perkins County has been suffering from severe weather conditions since March of 2012, consisting of early heat, frost, freezing, drought, hail, grasshoppers, alfalfa weevils and other insects, causing losses to crops, forage and pasture
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 June 30, 2012, Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer, Perkins County. Total amount of deposits in banks $197,912.35, Total amount of actual cash $150.69; Insured Money
•Highway Department •Superintendent Buer went over the Monthly Maintenance & Project Report. •Bid Opening for 1990 Peterbilt – Foster moved, Henderson seconded to open the bids on the 1990 Peterbilt, motion carried. One bid was received from Laurence Carr in the amount of $684.00. This is below 90% of the appraised value. Foster moved, Ottman seconded to reject the lone bid, motion carried. •Gary Brennan from Brosz Engineering was present to answer any questions on the White Butte Road Project. A bill was presented for payment in the amount of $2,511,608.33. This bill will be sent to DOT in Pierre where STIP funds will be paid out first and Perkins County will be responsible for any amount after STIP funds are paid out. Supplemental Budget Hearing Set Foster moved, Gochenour seconded to advertise for a Supplemental Budget
•Gochenour moved, Foster seconded to advertise for a 32 hour/week position for an administrative assistant for the Community Health Nurse, motion carried. Surplus Car •Foster moved Henderson to surplus the 2000 Chevy Blazer, VIN 1GNDT13W2Y2138306 motion carried. Schweitzer appointed Jim Gochenour, Tracy Buer and Kelly Serr to appraise the Blazer. continued on page 18
The above and foregoing resolution was adopted July 10, 2012 at Bison, South Dakota.
Steve Fletcher holds the record for the largest gum wrapper collection. His collection has 5300 gum wrappers from all across the world.
Perkins County Commission
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2012 subsidy, 30,000.00; Larry’s Fire Extinguisher, supplies, 459.99; Lemmon EMT, travel, 494.98; Lodgepole Fire Dept, insurance subsidy, 2,260.00; Lycox Enterprises, repairs, 72.47; Meade Co, jail board, 5,665.00; NAPA, repairs, 396.69; NW Farm & Supply, supplies, 144.41; Pamida, jail meds, 72.89; S Penfield, rent/utilities, 900.00; Pennington Co Sheriff, transportation, 479.55; Pennington Co Attorney, MH ct appt atty, 200.00; Pennington Co Defender, MH ct appt atty, 198.00; Penor’s Texaco, supplies, 212.20; PharmChem Inc, 24/7 fees, 205.00; Phil’s Paint & Body, repairs, 422.00; Prairie City Fire Dept, 2012 subsidy/ins, 6,509.00; Prairie Community Health, rent, 1,680.00; Roy’s Pronto, maintenance, 16.58; Runnings, repairs, 103.27; SBM, suppl/maint, 178.73; Ida Schmidt, travel, 146.41; SD Dept of Health, blood testing, 105.00; SD DOT, repairs, 2,794.28; SDAAO, registration, 950.00; SISMA, supplies, 125.00; Sorum Fire Dept, 2012 subsidy, 5,000.00; Three Rivers, MH subsidy, 3,900.00; Town of Bison, utilities, 275.31; Verizon Wireless, utilities, 120.03; VISA, travel/suppl, 681.39; West Group, law books, 596.09; West Tire, repairs, 2,814.08; WR Telephone, utilities, 917.49. HLS Claims ADDCO, LLC, EM equipment, 24,995.00; Dewey Co, EM subsidy, 19,906.93; Harding Co Fire Dept, EM subsidy, 601.18; Adjournment Gochenour moved, Henderson seconded to adjourn the meeting at 3:00 p.m. The next regular meeting of the Perkins County Commission will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Perkins County Courthouse. ATTEST: APPROVED:
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fications for the storm sewer project have been sent to and received in Pierre. DENR now has 30 days for review, before the project can go out for bids. City Attorney matters: General Consensus was to not write an ordinance for grass clippings/piling snow on city streets. We are still waiting to learn more from Eric Bogue regarding the removal of a Uke from city property and for a way to resolve the ownership question for Coleman Ave. Elected Officials Workshop: Butsavage will be the only trustee attending. Reverse Auto Supplement: Upon the recent advice of Cody Papke, Eide Bailly auditor, the following action was taken. 057-2012 – Kopren moved, seconded by Chapman to rescind auto supplement motion 013-2012. Carried. CLAIMS: The following claims were presented and approved for payment. June payroll by dept – Trustees, $1,150; Fin. Admin., $815.10; Streets, $1,606.19; Airport, $70; West Nile, $13.66; Parks & Rec, $1,227.91; Library, $481.52; Econ. Devel., $74.48; Liquor, $6,260.85; Water, $1,040.62; Sewer, $899.29; Solid Waste, $1,593.31. Total FICA, $3,075.60. Health Ins., $802.98, SDRS, $799.32. Adams Co. Fair board, subsidy, $100; Bison Amer. Legion, flags, $65; Besler Gravel/Trucking, supplies, $1,050; Bison Bar, music, $350; Senior Citizens, subsidy, $500; Bison Courier, publishing, $1875.68; Bison Grain Co., supplies/repairs, $2,643.97; Bison Imp., supplies/repairs, $345.55; Chapman’s Electronics, supplies, $6; CocaCola, supplies, $196.15; Dacotah Ins., premium, $133; Dakota Feed/Seed, supplies, $575.41; DPFCU, travel/music/postage/supplies, $778.94; Dept of Rev., sales tax, audit, $1,603.47; Eide Bailly, $21,596.18; Ernest Kari, sewer bonds, $8,365; Fink Dirtmoving, contract, $20,000; Frito Lay, supplies, $52.66; Genesis, supplies, $91.05; Geo Gerbracht, sewer bonds, $840; Grand Elec, utilities, $1,982.40; Heath McKinstry, per diem, $26; Hettinger Candy, supplies, $828.87; Hettinger Pool, 28 swimmers, $1,260; Eliz. Hulm, travel, $222; Jerome Bev, beer, $1,114.25; Johnson Bros, beer/liquor, $718.28; Kadrmas, Lee, Jackson, engineering, $9,764.25; Ranch Rodeo, subsidy, $100; Larry Hendricks, per diem, $26; MTI Dist., repairs, $28.81; Nelson, Kelli, supplies, $252.08; Northwest Bev., beer, $5,596.05; NWSDRLA, fees, $2,211.27; One Call, fees, $19.95; Pepsi, supplies, $86.40; PCRWS, water, $7,254; Republic, liquor, $2,177.89; S&S, supplies, $1,887.55; SDML, conference, $20; Servall, fees, $70.98; SD Lottery, $2,037.36; WRCTC, utilities, $277.22. ADJOURNMENT: Chairman Chapman adjourned the meeting at 8:45 p.m. cations will be reviewed at the Aug. 8 meeting of the Town Board.
continued from page 17 •Foster moved, Ottman seconded to rescind the motion regarding advertising the 2001 Ford Crown Victoria and to keep the 2001 Ford Crown Victoria for county use, motion carried. HLS Grant •Gochenour moved, Ottman seconded to approve HLS grant monies in the amount of $32,043.66, to auto-supplement 226-222-454 $32,043.66 and to transfer the following equipment: Dewey County - $19,906.93; Harding County - $601.18 and Game, Fish & Parks – Shadehill - $11,535.55, motion carried. •Discussion was held on the appointment of representatives to the Regional HLS Grant Board. Ottman moved, Foster seconded to appoint Emergency Manager Kelly Serr as Perkins County’s representative to the Regional Homeland Security Board, motion carried. The Board recessed for lunch at 12:10 p.m. The Board Reconvened at 12:55 p.m.
Budget •Rod Giesler was present on behalf of Tri-County Conservation District to discuss their 2013 budget request. •Custodian VanVactor would like to replace bushes on the west side of the building. The board suggested she research options. The jail is also in need of painting. •Jackie VanVactor was present to discuss the 2013 budget. She would like the board to consider the installation of a sprinkler system. The board urged her to bring back numbers. Window Discussion was held on the installation of a window between the DOE office and the 4-H Advisor Office. It was the consensus of the board to leave it as is for now.
Claims The following claims were presented and approved for payment: June payroll: 73,977.33; IRS, fica, 4,835.33; SD Retirement, retirement, 4,041.04; Delta Dental, insurance, 1,060.14; Lincoln Mutual, insurance, 138.96; SDSDBF, insurance, 18,601.29; Loyson Carda, travel, 199.80; JoAnne Seim, travel, 310.80; A&B Business, supplies, 165.92; Adams Law, ct appt atty, 1,123.95; American Stamp, supplies, 35.11; AT&T, fees, 40.00; Automotive Co, rep/suppl, 1,064.92; Avera Queen, fees, 146.80; Best Western, travel, 89.99; Bison Courier, publishing, 188.99; Bison Food, supplies, 56.92; Bison Implement, rep/suppl, 3,450.95; Brosz Engineering, fees, 21,885.00; Butler Machinery, repairs, 748.90; CAVA, collections, 245.00; Chapman’s Electronics, supplies, 4.50; Connecting Point, registration/maint, 430.00; Contractors Supply, supplies, 334.50; Corson Co Sheriff, registration, 11.12; Country Media, publishing, 1,040.53; Crane Roseland Hardy, PC, ct appt atty, 857.49; Current Connection, supplies/maint, 308.55; Dakota Business, supplies, 263.70; Dakota Feed, chemical, 9,519.00; Dakota Fluid, repairs, 211.02; Dakota Abilities, MH subsidy, 720.00; Diamond Mowers, supplies, 1,704.65; Digital Dolphin, supplies, 356.00; Eido, publishing, 42.00; ES&S, election supplies, 1,219.21; FEDEX, postage, 10.97; G&O Paper, supplies, 460.50; R Gerbracht, travel, 83.00; J Glover, travel, 97.00; J Goddard, travel, 75.03; Grand Electric, utilities, 1,684.94; Hamand Tire, maintenance, 79.00; Hartford Steam Boiler, services, 90.00; Bob Jackson, repairs, 70.00; John Deere, repairs, 69.29; K Klemann, contract pay, 1,160.00; LACED,
Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer Mike Schweitzer, Chairman
[Published July 26, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $299.89.]
STATUS REPORT: Trustees reviewed Heath McKinstry’s written status report with him. The complete report is on file at City Hall. In addition, there was discussion about the upcoming construction of a new retaining wall at Bison Landfill. Boom Concrete, Newell, will begin that work on July 23, which will take about one week. A contingency plan will be advertised for city garbage pickup during that week. There was a request from Bison school to fix potholes in the school parking lot. They would pay for the work. Trustees authorized McKinstry and his crew to do that project.
FINK REQUEST: Todd Fink, Fink Dirtmoving, was present to request a $20,000 advance for his completed work on White Street and 3rd Ave. East. He will complete the job within the week. Although not an agenda item, trustees asked him to do some other work before he takes his equipment out of town. 053-2012 – Clements moved, seconded by Kopren to have Fink Dirtmoving cut out the ditches on the south side of Grand Electric’s pole yard where water pools. Carried.
comprehensive plan of the town’s entire sewer system but none if only the rip rap problem is addressed. Nick Hoffman, Interstate Engineering, Spearfish, offered an engineering estimate, not to exceed $6,000, for a comprehensive study, which would include an inventory of the existing system, to be completed by the end of August. 051-2012 – Kopren moved, seconded by Clements to hire Interstate Engineering to do a comprehensive facility plan. Carried. 052-2012 – Chapman moved, seconded by Kopren to authorize Livingston to make application for the Town of Bison for a small community grant to fund the engineering study. Carried. After the grant is approved, Bison will be eligible to work with Livingston in applying for state grant money (80/20%) to make repairs to the sewer/lagoon system, which could be done as a whole or in parts without further engineering.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 5:30 p.m. Grand Electric Social Room
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CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL: Chairman Juell Chapman called the re-scheduled regular monthly meeting of the Bison Town Board to order on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in the Social Room at Grand Electric. Trustees Luke Clements, David Kopren and Matt Butsavage were present. Mike Lockert was absent. Others present: employees Heath McKinstry and Beth Hulm, Todd Fink, Nick Hoffman, Denise Livingston, Don McKinstry, Jr., Linda Hanson and Jessica Johnson, press. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS RECITED BY ALL.
LAGOON PROJECT: Due to a recent DENR inspection of the lagoon, trustees are researching options to correct the issues. The board’s options are to repair/replace rip rap only or to do a more comprehensive repairs. According to Denise Livingston, Midwest Planning Assistance, there would be state grant money available (80% up to $10,000) for an engineering study for a
ALL ACTION IN THE FOLLOWING MINUTES CARRIED BY UNANIMOUS VOTE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.
MINUTES: 054-2012 – Clements moved, seconded by Butsavage to approve the June 11 regular and June 19 special meeting minutes. Carried.
DELEGATIONS: 6:30 p.m: Don McKinstry, Jr. expressed an interest in buying land on Main Street from the Town of Bison that may not be needed for the upcoming storm sewer holding pond. He would also like to buy the garage on that property, which is adjacent to rental property that he owns. That garage was previously advertised for bids and sold with the stipulation that it be removed no later than Nov. 1, 2011. It has not been removed and the buyer has moved away from Bison without leaving a forwarding address. Trustees consider that purchase a breach of contract and would like to resell the property without refunding the original buyers. Hulm will write a letter to the previous buyer(s) and send it to the last known address. She’ll confer with attorney Eric Bogue about readvertising.
NEW BUSINESS Community Access Grant: Hulm shared preliminary work done by Lockert, McKinstry and herself on grant money to resurface the north side of Main Street and/or Coleman Ave. from Main St. to Hwy. 20 during the Storm Sewer Project. It was the general consensus of trustees to not proceed with an application at this time. Potholes in school parking lot: Refer to status report. Hours for Waste Tire Disposal: Hours for free tire disposal at Bison Landfill will be the same as regular hours of operation. Perkins County has acquired a $75,000 state grant for tire removal by New Deal Tires, Groton, SD. Supplemental Budget for Streets: Trustees concurred with Hulm that funds need to be transferred to the street dept. to meet all 2012 expenses. No action was taken to do so at this time. Eide Bailly Audit: Auditors need documentation in the town minutes that trustees have reviewed the report/findings of the recently completed two-year audit, ending Dec. 31, 2011. Trustees postponed that action until their August meeting to give them time to review the report. 2013 BUDGET/MEETING DATES 058-2012 – Chapman moved, seconded by Clements to hold a special meeting on Wednesday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of working on the 2013 budget and to move the regular August meeting to Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 7:00 p.m. Carried.
NEXT MEETING: Budget study at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 and regular meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. ATTEST: APPROVED:
CORRESPONDENCE Trustees are invited to a meeting in Rapid City on July 11 to discuss fire season plans and to a meeting, hosted by Grand Electric and WRCTC on July 17 at 9 a.m., concerning the Interim Study Committee on Oil and Gas and issues associated with oil growth in this area.
Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer Juell Chapman, Chairman Town of Bison
[Published July 26, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $102.02.]
FINANCIAL STATEMENT: 0552012 - Clements moved, seconded by Chapman to move $25,000 from the liquor fund to the solid waste fund to allow sufficient funding to pay Boom Concrete next month. Carried. 0562012 – Chapman moved, seconded by Clements to approve the June Financial Statement, as presented. Carried. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: KBM Engineering: Emails were received and shared from DENR and Engineer Jim West that Plans and Speci-
OPEN FORUM In response to a request, trustees reviewed the culvert policy that was adopted on June 8, 2009. They also reviewed a job application for the secondary maintenance position. A new meter will be installed at a residence where well water is the primary source of water use. EMPLOYEE RESIGNATION/ ADVERTISE POSITION 059-2012 – Butsavage moved, seconded by Chapman to regretfully accept the resignation of 26-1/2 year liquor store manager Linda Hanson, effective Aug. 31, 2012. Carried. Hanson offered to help with the transition. Hulm is to advertise the opening in The Bison Courier, Statewide Classifieds, in the Municipal League magazine and with SD Job Services. Appli-
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.]
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BISON SCHOOL DISTRICT #52-1 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
TOTAL CAPITAL OUTLAY 11,013.29 BECKMAN, JENNY, TRAVEL, 825.81 DAKOTA FEED & SEED, GASOLINE, 16.08; HANDS ON HEALTH PT, SPEC ED SERVICES, 1,721.90; LITTLE MIRACLES PT, INC, SPEC ED SERVICES, 271.06; NORTHWEST AREA SCHOOLS, SUPPLIES, 9.50; PENOR’S TEXACO, MAINTENANCE, 23.87; WORKMEN’S COMP FUND, WORKMEN’S COMP, 1,250.00 TOTAL SPECIAL ED 4,118.22 DACOTAH BANK, HEALTH INSURANCE, 418.66; WORKER’S COMP FUND, WORKMEN’S COMP, 500.00 TOTAL SCHOOL LUNCH 918.66 Total Payroll for June -$178,548.29, Elementary-$54,644.24; Jr High$9,073.88; Secondary-$43,757.44; Title-$10,860.73; Guidance-$1,009.74; Library-$11,383.41; Network$3,214.75; Board-$1,950.00 Supt$5,291.63; Secretaries-$4,647.97; Fiscal-$2,490.27; Custodial-$4,128.93; Route Driver-$34.37; Early Retirement-1,271.35; Co-curricular$5,640.07; Special Ed-$9,396.88; School Lunch-$3,229.50 High School Temp Salaries 5,000.00 10-1131-000-334 Secondary Travel, 5,000.00 10-1273-000-112 Title I Aide 5,000.00 10-1273-000-120 Title I Temp Salaries, 2,000.00 10-1273-011-230 Title I Part A Insurance 2,000.00 10-1273-000-230 Title I Insurance, 1,000.00 10-1273-011-220 Title I Part A Retirement 1,000.00 10-2115-000-319 Title IV Purchased Services 1,336.00 10-1273-001-112 Title II Part A 6,117.00 10-1273-000-110 Title I Salaries, 2,253.00 10-1273-011-410 Title I Part A Supplies 1,749.00 10-1273-011-230 Title I Part A Retirement 957.00 10-1273-011-110 Title I Part A Summer Salary 1,344.00 10-1273-001-112 Title I Part A 3,128.00 10-1273-011-210 Title I Part A OASI 105.00 10-1273-011-220 Title I Part A Retirement 96.00
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10-2529-000-110 Business Manager Salary $5,471.60; 10-2529-000-210 Business Manager OASI 208.02 10-2529-000-220 Business Mgr. Retirement 384.50; 10-2529-000-230 Business Mgr. Insurance 1,736.45 Total $8,070.57 CLOSE SENIOR ACCOUNT 154. Motion by Arneson, second by Beckman to close the senior account and transfer the remaining funds into the Student Council account. Motion carried.
Matthews as the Homeless Liaison Official; Supt. Kraemer as the Migrant Student Liaison, to leave the school lunch prices and gate admission prices at 2011-2012 levels, and adopt state rates of $.37 per mile and $50 per night for motel rooms. Motion carried.
DATE: July 9, 2012 TIME HELD: 7:00 p.m. KIND OF MEETING: Regular WHERE HELD: Boardroom MEMBERS PRESENT: Arneson, Beckman, Besler, Kvale MEMBERS ABSENT: Hershey OFFICERS AND OTHERS PRESENT: Supt. Kraemer, Business Manager Crow, Assistant Business Manager Johnson, Marci BrownleeKari, Angie Thompson, Beth Hulm CHAIRMAN KVALE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER WITH A CALL FOR THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.
APPROVE CONTRACTS 155. Motion by Arneson, second by Beckman to approve the bus contract in the amount of $75,210.00 with Gene Smith for the 2012-2013 school year. Motion carried. 156. Motion by Arneson, second by Besler to approve the contract with Teddi Carlson to be the music accompanist. Motion carried. ADVERTISE FOR MILK BIDS Business Manager Crow will seek bids for providing milk to the School Lunch Program. MEDICAL INSURANCE REQUEST 157. Motion by Beckman, second by Arneson to approve Sherry Basfords' request that the employer portion of her health insurance premiums be paid directly to Dacotah Bank on her behalf. Motion carried.
004. Motion by Beckman, second by Thompson to approve the proposed budgets in the General, Capital Outlay, Special Ed, Pension, Impact Aid and School Lunch Fund for 2012-2013, leaving the mil levies unchanged for the upcoming year. Motion carried. See “Attachment A”. SECOND READING OF PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICY
CONSENT AGENDA 150. Motion by Beckman, second by Arneson to approve the consent agenda with the following additions: Add 5a Mr. Jackson-Recording Studio, 6a Building Project, 6b Oil and Gas Meeting, and to approve the financial reports and the minutes of the June 11, 2012 Regular Meeting. Motion carried. APPROVAL OF CLAIMS 151. Motion by Arneson second by Besler to approve the claims listed below. Motion carried.
005. Motion by Thompson, second by Kari to approve the second reading and adopt the Parent Involvement Policy. Motion carried.
SCHOOL CREDIT CARD Business Manager Crow will research and acquire a credit card to be utilized for school purchases when purchase orders and direct billing methods are not accepted by the vendor. SUBSTITUTE TEACHER AND ACTIVITIES BUS DRIVER PAY 006. Motion by Arneson, second by Beckman to maintain substitute teacher and activities bus driver pay at the same rate as the 2011-2012 school year. Motion carried. SURPLUS LIBRARY BOOKS 007. Motion by Beckman, second by Arneson to declare surplus approximately 140 library books, discarded from the school library. Motion carried.
GRAND ELECTRIC COOP, ELECTRICITY, 2,022.00; LAWLER CUSTOM HARDWOOD FLOORS, REFINISH FLOOR, 3,363.75; PERMABOUND, BOOKS, 2,350.54; SPORTS GRAPHICS, CRASH MATS, 3,277.00
ADVANCE PAYMENTS - MONTHLY R E I M B U R S E M E N T, 2 , 2 3 6 . 2 2 ; AMERICINN, ROOMS, 55.00; ARNESON, ERIC, MILEAGE, 112.48; ASBSD, DUES, 801.32; BECKMAN, DANIEL, MILEAGE, 113.22; BESLER, BRAD, MILEAGE, 64.38; BISON COURIER, MONTHLY PUBLISHING COSTS, 1,042.51; BISON FOOD STORE, MONTHLY SUPPLIES, 16.15; CURRENT CONNECTION, REPAIRS, 129.99; DACOTAH INSURANCE, BOND, 225.00; DAKOTA FEED & SEED, GASOLINE/SUPPLIES, 198.65; DAYS INNRAPID CITY, ROOMS, 244.26; GRAND ELECTRIC COOP, SUPPLIES, 147.60; HARMON LAW OFFICE, LEGAL FEES, 625.00; HEARTLAND PAPER CO., SUPPLIES, 7.67; HEDSTROM, LOLA, TRAVEL EXP, 78.38; HILLYARD/SIOUX FALLS, SUPPLIES, 167.06; JACKSON TRENCHING, LABOR/SUPPLIES, 316.20; JOSTEN’S, SUPPLIES, 20.48; MILES, SHELBY, SUPPLIES, 50.18; NCS PEARSON, TESTING SUPPLIES, 132.00; NORTHWEST RANCH AND FARM SUPPLY, SUPPLIES, 149.85; P FLEET, GAS, 87.83; PENOR’S TEXACO, MAINTENANCE, 58.87; PHIL'S PAINT N'BODY, REPAIR WORK, 25.00; SASD, DUES, 894.25; SD TEACHER PLACEMENT CENTER, MEMBERSHIP, 420.00; SD UNITED SCHOOLS, DUES, 500.00; SDAEE, CLASS, 399.00; SEIM, ARLIS, MILEAGE, 93.09; SOFTWARE UNLIMITED, SOFTWARE, 2,900.00; THUNDER BUTTE SPRAYING SERVICE, SPRAYING, 57.75; TOWN OF BISON, WATER/SEWER/GARBAGE, 257.34; VANCE PETERSON MEM COACHING CLINIC, COACHING CLINIC, 90.00; WEST RIVER COOP TEL , MONTHLY UTILITIES, 343.75; WORKER’S COMPENSATION FUND, WORkMEN’S COMP6,135.00 TOTAL GENERAL FUND $19,195.45
DELEGATIONS Darren Jackson was present to discuss teaching a Virtual Recording Studio Class. The class would be for high school students and is accredited for CTE and also Fine Arts. SENIOR CLASS REQUEST No Seniors were present to make a request. BUILDING PROJECT Discussion was held regarding building a new shop/classroom building.
OIL AND GAS MEETING Chairman Kvale informed the board of an upcoming meeting to be held on July17, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at Grand Electric regarding preparations for the possibility of oil exploration and drilling coming to the area. School Board members and other community leaders are encouraged to attend. SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET 152. Motion by Arneson, second by Beckman to supplement the budget as presented by Business Manager Crow and to utilize Capital Outlay reserve funds to fund the Chevy Suburban purchased last September. Motion carried. Resolution #103 LET IT BE RESOLVED, that the school board of the Bison School District, in accordance with SDCL 13-113.2 and after duly considering the proposed supplemental budget, hereby approves and adopts the following supplemental budget in total: APPROPRIATIONS General Fund 10-1273-011-230-045 Sm Rural Achievement Grant,2,000.00 10-2213-319-045 Sm Rural Achievement Grant 2,489.00 10-1111-319-045 Sm Rural Achievement Grant 943.58 10-6500-000-323 Activity Repairs & Maint. 7,000.00 10-1111-000-120 Elementary Temp Salaries 5,000.00 10-1131-000-120
Capital Outlay 21-2552-000-549 School Vehicle 24,300.00 21-1111-002-549 Title II Part D Server 1,097.00 21-1131-002-549 Title II Part D Server 1,097.00 21-1111-002-549 Title II Part D Server 1,793.50 21-1131-002-549 Title II Part D Server 1,793.50 $85,598.58
CHAIRMAN KVALE ADJOURNS THE 2011-2012 SCHOOL YEAR AND RELINQUISHES HIS CHAIR TO BUSINESS MANAGER CROW. Crow calls the first meeting of the 2012-2013 school year in session and officially administers the oaths of office to the new board members Angela Thompson and Marcie Brownlee-Kari, and to Business Managers Colette Johnson and Bonnie Crow.
BUDGET REVIEW AND HEARING At 8:00 p.m. Chairman Kvale declared the commencement of the Budget Hearing. Business Manager Crow presented a review of the proposed 20122013 budget. CONTINGENCY TRANSFERS 153. Motion by Beckman, second by Arneson to approve the contingency transfers listed below for the 20112012 school year. Motion carried.
MEANS OF FINANCE General Fund 10-5160 Unobligated Fund Balance $33,000.00 10-4151 Federal REAP Grant 5,432.58 10-4159-001 Title I Part A 6,117.00 10-4176.001 Title IV 1,336.00 10-4158-002 Title II Part A 7,379.00 10-4158 Title I 2,253.00 Capital Outlay 21-4151 Federal Reap Grant 2,194.00 21-4156-001 Title I 3,587.00 21-5160 Unobligated Fund Balance 24,300.00 85,598.58
Crow opens the floor for nominations for board chairman. Arneson nominates Kvale. 001. Motion by Arneson, second by Beckman to cease nominations and cast unanimous ballot for Kvale. Motion carried. Crow relinquishes chair to newly reelected Chairman Kvale. Kvale calls for nominations for vice-chairman. Kari nominates Beckman. 002. Motion by Kari, second by Thompson to cease nominations and cast unanimous ballot for Beckman. Motion carried.
BADLANDS HEAD START LUNCH CONTRACT 008. Motion by Thompson, second by Arneson to approve the contract agreement with Badlands Head Start to provide lunches. Motion carried. NORTHWEST AREA SCHOOL EDUCATION COOPERATIVE REPORT No report this month.
OFFICIAL DESIGNATIONS 003. Motion by Arneson, second by Thompson to designate the Bison Courier as its official newspaper, Dacotah Bank-Bison and Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union as its official depositories, Business Manager Crow, with the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Supt. Kraemer and Colette Johnson as official signatories on the General, Capital Outlay, Special Ed, Pension, Impact Aid, School Lunch and Trust and Agency Accounts, and give authorization to deposit and invest all funds in the best interest of the District in the above named depositories; the Bison School Office, 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. as the official meeting time and place; Supt. Kraemer as Administrator and authorized representative of the School Lunch; Bus. Mgr. Crow and Asst. Bus. Mgr. Johnson as the official signatories and Custodians of the Trust and Agency Accounts; Joy Worm, Bus. Mgr. Crow, and Asst Bus. Mgr. Johnson as school lunch accountants; Angela Thompson as the School Lunch Hearing Official; Joyce
SUPERINTENDENT REPORT There are currently 143 students registered for the 2012-2013 school year. There will be 11 seniors. Carpet has been removed from classrooms to allow for floor refinishing. There have been difficulties regulating the watering of the football field. Janitorial staff is doing some painting in the hallways Repair work to the water hydrant near the football field There will be a two-day football skills camp in Bison on July 17 and July 18. ADJOURNMENT 009. Motion by Arneson, second by Beckman to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale adjourned the meeting at 9:50 p.m. Daniel Kvale, Chairman Colette Johnson Asst. Bus. Mgr.
[Published July 26, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $192.02.]
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Cash on Hand 06-1-12 Invested in Securities Receipts: Local Sources Interest Taxes Misc Intermediate Sources: Co. Apportionment State Sources State Aid Medicaid Medicaid Direct Federal REAP Grant Total Receipts Total Disbursements Cash on Hand 06-30-12 Invested in Securities IMPACT AID FUND Receipts Disbursements Ending Balance GENERAL FUND $14,139.66 817,226.64 263.70 52,020.69 3,148.43 32,190.00 1,052.00
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T&A 33,612.90 Kraemer, Donald Crow, Bonnie Johnson, Colette
APPROVED FINANCIAL REPORT
CAP OUTLAY 5,639.30 545,907.50 603.80 24,337.77 SPEC ED 4,137.42 39,279.97 12.94 17,039.29
BISON SCHOOL STAFF
Business Manager Ass’t Bus. Mgr Superintendent 8th Gr Pre-Algebra
PENSION 78,743.24 3,645.47
$66,675.00
Bonacci, Elizabeth
507.61
5,432.58 94,615.01 159,366.53 14,479.05 $752,135.73 $81,419.41 0.00 0.00 $81,419.41 $3,061.18 1,830.12 3,902.60 $988.70
2,194.00 27,324.61 35,411.84 4,351.21 $539,108.36
22,642.75 27,611.03 1,526.39 $36,922.72
193.00 5397.52
Brixey, Julia 3,645.47 35,000.00 4,186.23 4,720.36 $33,078.77
9-12th English Desktop Publishing Oral Interp School Play Yearbook K-6th Spec Ed 7-12th Science NHS Prom Advisor
$16.00/hr. 12.50/hr. 1,004.85 1,004.85 1,290.78
$27,100.00
Carmichael, Shawnda Chapman, Kalin Hedstrom. Lola Hobbs, Ruth Jackson, Darren Kahler, Darla
$47,388.71
K-12 Physical Ed Head VB Athletic Director Grade 1
$28,548.00 2,644.20 3,000.00 $27,450.00 $39,943.28
$30,732.00 502.70 787.60
$31,096.00
SCHOOL LUNCH FUND Receipts Disbursements Ending
HS Math
TRUST & AGENCY Receipts Special Clearings/Car Wash General Fund/Advance Payments FFA/Crystalyx Donation Dacotah Bank/Interest
[Published July 26, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $72.96.]
Disbursements 2.40 Trophy Depot/Engraving 59.71 Petty Cash/Postage 177.64 Bob’s Photo/Senior Composites 18.82 Grand Electric/Add’l Premium Wendi McCall/Mileage 683.76 Heartland Paper/Supplies 87.99 Save the Children/ 535.00 Fundraising Proceeds 50.00 BSN Car Wash/Vehicle Wash Blue Cross Blue Shield/Insurance 1050.00 155.54 Trophy Depot/Supplies Perkins Co. Master Gardeners/plot40.00 Dacotah Bank/Medical Premium 418.66 128.00 Coca-Cola/Concessions Sports Graphics/ Sr. Crash Mat Contribution 1000.00 General Fund/ 220.69 FCCLA Travel Expenses 192.15 General Fund/FFA Mileage
535.00 3449.78 200.00 1.45
Keller, Donna
Kindergarten
Music Teacher Band/Chorus Jazz Band
$28,912.00 2,218.04 1,680.00 $30,732.00 $33,644.00 1,052.00
Kopren, Beverly Kopren, Heidi Kopren, Tarina Matthews, Joyce Miles, Shelby
7-12th Special Ed 7th Language Arts 8th Language Arts Spec Ed Director Grade 2
Grade 3
Geography/Health JH Social Studies, Art 1/2 FACS FCCLA Grade 4
$31,096.00
$36,920.00 $34,736.00
Ryen, Christi M. Seaman, Roxie
Ag Teacher Ass’t V FFA History/Government Computers/Acct. Head GBB Grades 5 & 6 Librarian Title I
$35,100.00
$18,642.00 1,661.68
Seidel, Kristen Stockert, Michelle Waddell, Joyce
$36,556.00
$31,096.00 1,858.19 1,661.68
$27,100.00 2,644.20 $41,746.64 11.89/hr. 12.90 9.40 9.90 11.39 12.90 9.60/hr. 10.10 8.60 8.85 8.85 $32,188.00
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Skill-a-thon, Premier Exhibitor programs added to South Dakota State Fair
An exciting culmination to the summer 4-H season is the annual South Dakota State Fair in Huron. This year's event will be Aug. 30Sept. 3 and will include a variety of static exhibits along with a flurry of judging, public speaking, performing arts, special foods and livestock activities for 4-H youth. New this year is the addition of "skill-a-thon" contests for any interested 4-H and FFA youth. The skill-a-thon program highlights youth's knowledge in livestock projects as they demonstrate their understanding and practical application of management practices in the areas of beef, sheep, and swine. The contest will include beginner, junior and senior age divisions, and youth do not need exhibit a project animal to compete in the skill-a-thon. Several industry representatives from producers and veterinarians to feed salesmen and agricultural businessmen help to develop and facilitate the Livestock Skill-a-thon contest. This interaction between youth and the facilitators also allows youth to network within the livestock industry and develop relationships for future learning opportunities to grow their own livestock programs. Also new for 2012, outstanding 4-H youth in the beef, sheep, and swine project areas will be recognized through the inaugural Premier Exhibitor program at the South Dakota State Fair. Scores from the skill-a-thon, an industry interview, a production quiz, and showmanship placings will be used to determine a Premier Exhibitor for each of the three species. Top individuals will be awarded prizes sponsored by agriculture business and producers. Additional State Fair 4-H highlights include: performances by the 4-H Performing Arts Troupe on Sept 1-3; a 4-H dance Sept. 1-2; a 4-H benefit auction, Sept. 2; and the 4-H Leaders' Association Barbecue at 5 p.m. Sept. 2. For more information about the skill-a-thon and Premier Exhibitor programs contact youth livestock Extension field specialist Megan Nielson at (605)995-7378 or Megan.Nielson@sdstate.edu. For more State Fair information visit www.sdstatefair.com.
General Fund
2012-2013 Bison School District Budget
Cap Outlay Fund Spec Ed Fund
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Retirement Fund School Lunch Fund
Appropriations: Instruction 1100 Regular Programs 1110 Elementary 1120 Junior High 1130 High School 1200 Special Programs 1221 Mild/Moderate Disabilities 1222 Severe Disabilities 1226 Early Childhood 1227 Prolonged 1270 Title TOTAL INSTRUCTION
364,000.00 63,400.00 285,300.00
38,300.00 7,800.00 1,000.00
2,325.00 42,500.00 110,250.00 13,500.00 $168,575.00
15,000.00 3,000.00 11,000.00
Support Services 2100 Support Services 2120 Guidance 2130 Health Services 2140 Psychological 2150 Speech Programs 2170 Occupational Programs 2200 Support Services Instruction 2210 Improve of Inst. 2220 Educational Media 2227 Tech in School 2300 General Support Services 2310 Board of Education 2320 Executive Admin 2400 Support Services/School Adm 2410 Principal Office 2490 Medicaid Fee 2500 Support/Business 2520 Fiscal Services 2530 Facilities/Acquisition And Construction 2540 Operation/Maint 2550 Pupil Trans 2560 School Lunch72 100.00 2700 Support-Special Ed TOTAL SUPPORT 6000 Cocurricular Activities 6100 Male Cocurricular 6200 Female Cocurr 6500 Transportation 6900 Combined Act TOTAL COCURRICULAR
85,248.00 $797,948.00 1,000.00 400.00
$47,100.00
$29,000.00
15,990.00 58,050.00 9,200.00
6,300.00 10,000.00 26,500.00 7,500.00 2,300.00 4,000.00 2,500.00
27,550.00 77,250.00 64,300.00 500.00 49,600.00 128,400.00 90,000.00 $522,240.00 330,000.00 185,000.00 12,750.00 $535,250.00
2,200.00 3,400.00 $46,200.00 $11,000.00 $72,100.00
7000 Contingencies TOTAL CONTINGENCIES 8100 Transfers To School Lunch Fund TOTAL TRANS OUT
26,600.00 29,600.00 18,500.00 40,800.00 $115,500.00 15,000.00 $15,000.00
TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS, TRANSFERS $1,463,288.00 AND RESERVES MEANS OF FINANCE 1000 Revenue from Local Sources 1110 Ad Valorem Taxes 1140 Gross Receipts 1190 Penalties/Interest TOTAL TAXES 1510 Interest TOTAL EARNINGS 570,405.00 80,000.00 2,000.00 $652,405.00
12,600.00 $27,600.00
$582,350.00 279,798.00 $279,798.00
$214,775.00 195,858.00 $195,858.00
$40,000.00 40,000.00 $40,000.00
$72,100.00
1700 Admissions TOTAL COCURRICULAR
2,500.00 $2,500.00 9,500.00 $9,500.00
1,000.00 $1,000.00
1610 School Lunch Sales to Students 1620 School Lunch Sales to Adults 1630 Other Sales TOTAL SALES SCHOOL LUNCH 1920 Contributions 1990 Other Revenue TOTAL LOCAL SOURCES 2110 County Apport TOTAL INTERMEDIATE 3110 Unrestricted Grants TOTAL GRANTS 4120 Unrestricted/Fed 4150 Restricted/Fed TOTAL GRANTS
1,000.00 4,500.00 $5,500.00
30,000.00 5,500.00 4,000.00 $39,500.00
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497,103.00 $497,103.00 20,700.00 101,238.00 $121,938.00 $.00 $.00 continued on next page
8,000.00 $8,000.00
4210 Revenue in Lieu of Taxes TOTAL REVENUE
40,000.00 $40,000.00
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4810 Federal Reimbursement TOTAL FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT 5110 Transfers In TOTAL TRANSFERS IN 5160 TOTAL SURPLUS General Fund Cap Outlay Fund
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Retirement Fund School Lunch Fund 20,000.00 $20,000.00 12,600.00 $12,600.00
2012-2013 Bison School District Budget
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Spec Ed Fund
15,000.00 15,000.00
BID REQUEST BISON SCHOOL DISTRICT #52-1
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that sealed bids will be received by the Bison School District #52-1, at the Business Office, Bison, SD. 57620
TOTAL REVENUE FROM ALL SOURCES $1,463,288.00 Impact Aid Fund Appropriations: 8100 Transfer to General Fund TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS Means of Finance: 4120 Unrestricted Grants TOTAL FEDERAL GRANTS 15,000.00 $15,000.00
111,342.00 $111,342.00
301,552.00 $301,552.00 $582,350.00
18,917.00 $18,917.00 $214,775.00 $40,000.00
$72,100.00
BID #1 - Coal Hauling (Wyoming Coal) approximately 200 ton, to be delivered to the Bison School District as needed for the 2012-2013 school year. BID #2- Propane gas for the Bison School District to be delivered as needed during the 2012-2013 school year.
15,000.00
[Published July 26, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $186.00.]
$15,000.00
BID #3-Milk for the Bison School District to be delivered as needed during the 2012-2013 school year. This will include Gallons 1% White; ? Pints of Skim White, 1 % White and Skim Chocolate.
Bids will be opened August 13, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. MDT at the Business Office. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Bids should be clearly marked. BISON SCHOOL DISTRICT #52-1 Bonnie Crow, Business Manager P O Box 9 Bison, SD. 57620
[Published July 19 & July 26, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $25.35.]
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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
For Sale For Sale: Barely used lift-chair. Light sage in color. Contact Kelly or Barbie Serr at 244-7218. B6-2tc Administrative Assistant. A high school diploma or equivalent education is required. We are seeking a highly motivated applicant with strong computer skills and communication skills. Position includes health & dental insurance, retirement, vacation and sick leave. For more information call the Community Health Nurse Office at 605-374-5962 or the County Finance office at 605-244-5624. Applications will be accepted until July 30, 2012 and may be addressed to Perkins County Community Health Nurse, PO Box 447, Lemmon, SD 57638. Perkins County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. B5-2tc
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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, 605-244-5677 or 605244-5231. EOE.
ERGETIC, and motivated individual to fill an inside/outside sales/delivery driver position at a growing, family owned feed and ranch supply store. CDL is not required. Opportunity for advancement within the company. Interested parties may inquire at 605662-7223.
Contact Tim Frederick at 605-8459204 for more information. Applications may be sent to: MobridgePollock School District #62-6; Attn: Applications; 1107 1st Avenue East; Mobridge SD 57601. EOE. FOR SALE / FARM EQUIPMENT
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House For Sale in Bison, SD. 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home with 2 car attached garage plus a 1 car unattached garage. Option to buy East Lots with a 16 x 42 shed. For more information call Kevin or Linda, Home 605-244-7225 or Cell 605-484-7648 B4-2tc Crocheted dishclothes and pot scrubbers are available at the Bison Courier. B4-tfn
EMPLOYMENT SEEKING A RESPONSIBLE, EN-
MOBRIDGE-POLLOCK SCHOOL DISTRICT #62-6 is seeking the following full-time positions with benefits: Middle School Special Education Instructor; Early Childhood K-2 Special Education Instructor; Paraprofessional; and Custodial (with CDL preferred).
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 housing opportunity. For more information, please call (605) 2445473. B14-tfn Employment Position Open: The Office of the Perkins County Community Health Nurse is now accepting applications for a FT (32 hour/week)
Full-time liquor store manager for Bison Municipal Bar. Wage negotiable DOE. For application/job description, call Beth, 605-2445677 or 605-244-5231. EOE. B5-3tc Thank You A Big, Huge “Thank You” to all our neighbors and the Bison Fire Department for responding so quickly and putting out the fire on our place on Saturday. Thank you to those who fed the crew, and to those who kept watch through the night. We are blessed to live among such great, caring people and we appreciate you all!!
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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.]
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