Bison Courier, October 11, 2012

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Volume 30 Number 17 October 11, 2012
Includes Tax
Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429 Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198
Bison Courier
South Grand bridge is making progress
Attorney Bogue meets with Town Board
By Gladys Jackson Several items on the Board’s agenda presented questions needing some legal clarification. Attorney Bogue was on hand to help. The Board was presented with a signed Municipal Initiative Petition Measure from a group of concerned citizens regarding the lawfulness of citizens to possess animals within the city limits of Bison. Attorney Bogue advised the Board on timing issues related to getting the Petition on the upcoming November ballot telling them it is too late for that. There is not enough time to get the appropriate number of readings completed. But he said the Board could hold a special election on the Petition or vote to put it on the regular Municipal election in April. Due to the fact that the Board would like to become more informed about this Measure and then be able to inform the public, it was decided to include this Measure with the regular Municipal Elections in April. More information will be presented to the public and the Measure will be published in due time. The Board also had questions regarding the removal of the garage on the old Richard Heck property which had been purchased by Sharon Siefken, but never removed. Several certified letters have been sent showing an effort to contact, and after hearing
Building committee gives update on research
by Teddi Carlson All five school board members were present when the Bison School Board met Monday night for their regular session. First on the agenda was discussion concerning the construction of the new shop and classroom building. Chairman Dan Kvale and Marcie Brownlee-Kari, building committee members, gave an update on their research. Morton Buildings of Rapid City could provide generic specs for $10,000. Other firms may charge $19,000. to write specs for a building. Generic specs are specs written using the cost of their building materials. Nick from Morton Buildings explained to Kari that a school representative could spell out what the school wants. then Morton Buildings could tell the rep what is available for the money the school wants to spend. If Morton writes the specs they can bid on the project. Tarina Kopren, Art teacher, who was present requested that two large classrooms be built rather than three small ones. “Large desks are needed for art projects to make room for art supplies,” she said. She also has up to 15 students in her art classes. Eric Arneson, a school board member, suggested telling the builder what is needed and let the builder decide what can be built for the money the school has to spend. Kvale suggested that air conditioning be installed in the proposed classrooms also. Arneson also proposed that an automotive section be installed in addition to metal working and wood working in the shop. There would also be storage up stairs above the classrooms. Kari suggested that local builders be contacted to draw up specs. “Northwest Supply in Lemmon could also write specs for the proposed building,” said Arneson. As a result the building committee will continue to research various options where specs could be written at a reasonable price. SOS Basketball season will soon be here and as a result COACHES ARE NEEDED as follows: grade boys basketball, junior high boys and girls basketball, varsity boys basketball head and assistant and girls basketball head and assistant. Contact Don Kraemer soon so these positions can be filled. Kathy Hafner, a para professional , was hired to be a teachers aid. Parts from the old walk-in freezer have been declared surplus. The school will soon advertise for bids on these parts. A 1957 set of encyclopedias have also been declared as surplus. This set will also be advertised for bids. Thirty new volleyballs have been purchased for the school in readiness for the district volleyball tournament to be held at the Bison School the end of this month. The new volleyballs are required for use at the tournament. the used volleyballs were declared as surplus and will also be advertised for bids. Superintendent Kraemer was happy to report that 96.5% of parents attended parent-teacher conferences held last week. It is necessary to have good communication between students and parents for the good of all. Teachers will also have Crisis Response training on a Friday in the future. Such training has not been done recently. Lately the school has been having some telephone problems using the current system. Because the system is nine years old it is due for an upgrade. The system could be leased rather than purchased. if it is done in that continued on page 2
Bison Volunteer Fire Department Annual pancake & ham supper Saturday,October 20, 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the Bentley Building
Highlights & Happenings
nothing back, legally the Board can and will re-advertise the sale of this garage, along with the house and shed, all of which are to be removed from the premises by January 1, 2013. Bids will be accepted until November 5, when they will be opened at the next Town Board Meeting, which begins with the new winter schedule of 6:00 p.m. If the buildings are not removed by January 1, 2013, the property will revert back to the Town of Bison and any payment will be forfeited. The Uke on the old Heck property recently purchased by the Town of Bison next to Lonnie Krause’s has yet to be removed off the property. It was bought a long while back from a party with whom the Board has been in contact requesting its removal. A certified letter will be sent to the owner stating that he either comes and gets the Uke or signs the Uke over to the Town of Bison. Employee Heath McKinstry gave an updated status report on several items. The company coming to clean the water tower will be here this month to complete the project. There will be no tree day or white day until next spring. The schedule for the closing of the parks was October 1st. This schedule as well as an updated schedule for the dump ground hours will be printed in the paper so the public knows continued on page 2
Men/Boy’s Banquet with Pastor Fran Monseth, Dean and teacher of AFLC Theological Seminary, Min-
Harding and Perkins Co Branch #30416 of Thrivent Financial will be hosting Identity Theft Workshops in our area. The dates and locations are as follows: In Buffalo, on Monday, October 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Senior Citizens Center; In Bison, on October 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Bison Community Center/Bison Nutrition Site at 6:30 p.m.; In Lemmon, on October 24, at 7:00 p.m. at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon. The public is cordially invited to attend these informative workshops about protecting your identity. Branch members and all area Senior Citizens are encouraged to participate. Refreshments will be served. For more info: contact Diana Landis @ 244-7120, Linda Mohagen @ 866-4685 or Charlotte Kvale @ 374-3523.
Arrow Transit provides transportation for appointments, shopping and more. Rapid city trips are 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday for $30.00. Lemmon to Bismarck trips are 2nd Wednesday and 4th thursday for $25.00. lemmon ti Dickinson 1st Wednesday for $20.00. Call for information 374-3189 Indian Creek Lutheran’s Fall Dinner is Sunday, October 14. Roast beef, mashed potato, variety of salads, pie & beverage. Free will offering.
neapolis., Minnesota, October 14, 5:30 pm, at Reva Hall, freewill offering. Call Pastor Mohagen at 8664685 for more information.
Attention Veterans! Flu Shots Ft. Meade Medical Center will be giving FLU SHOTS October 15, 2012 at the Courthouse in Bison from 10 a.m. to noon. and at the City Council Chambers in Lemmon from 1 - 3 p.m. All veterans who want to receive a flu shot must bring there valid VA card. Any questions please call Loyson Carda at 605-374-5315
Nutrition Site Menu
Hot beef on whole grain bread mashed potatoes with gravy corn broccoli bake peaches vanilla ice cream Chili marinated vegetable salad w/w crackers cooked apples
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continued from page 1 the times the dump will be open. A culvert will be installed between Donna Larson’s and Richard Seidel’s for run-off from the hill. The lagoons are setting good for storage and as soon as approval is given, rip wrapping could begin as early as March or April of next year. The north and west side of the pump house by the airport has begun to rot out and needs to be resided as well as gutters put up. The smaller electric house to the west of the pump house may need to be sided also. Health was advised to look into expenses for this. Heath was instructed to continue to look for and complete projects that are the Town’s responsibility to clean up. He will clean up the Heck lot, look at the cost of smaller windows in the club house at the
Attorney board
Thursday, October 11
Friday, October 12
Monday, October 15
Beef & noodles tossed salad w/dressing parsley carrots pears Roast turkey baked sweet potatoes green beans cranberry sauce fresh fruit
Tuesday, October 16 Dr. Jason M. Hafner Dr. David J. Prosser
Meat loaf baked potato w/ sour cream lima beans w/ pimentos pineapple tidbits w/w dinner roll
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Buffalo Clinic
Faith Clinic
old Lion’s Park, as well as the removal of rotten posts at that park. Power is needed at the new construction site of Kyle Carmichaels; Heath will assist in marking of alley ways, lots, etc. Work has begun on the retaining wall at the landfill; several loads of dirt have showed up. Heath reports there is never a lack of projects to complete or work on! Storm Sewer Update - The Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) has sent a letter to the Board acknowledging receipt of the Bison Engineering Report for the Town’s wastewater system. The DENR has requested more information such as a flow analysis, project impact on user rates and an analysis of the system condition. This information needs to be implemented into the Engineering Report and a new updated report submitted before reimbursement can be made through the small community planning grant. Approval cannot be made until the Engineering Report is approved and all engineering invoices have been received. This reporter has learned that there is a lot more involved with sitting on a Town Board and has become more appreciative of the work this Board does. It appears there is always something new to deal with every month.
This fall 140 South Dakota FFA members from 47 chapters earned their own FFA jackets through the SD FFA Foundation Blue Jackets Bright Futures FFA Jacket Program. Jackets were sponsored by various individuals through the SD FFA Foundation program designed to give young SD FFA members a chance to earn their own FFA jacket instead of purchasing one. 218 FFA members filled out the Blue Jackets Bright Futures FFA Jacket Program application, answering four short essay questions about their FFA experience and goals, competing for the jackets. 2012 recipients are: Reed Arneson, Bison; Collin Palmer, Bison; Paden Sexton, Bison "Whether it's getting your jacket for the first time, seeing a mob of 50,000 blue jackets wandering the streets of Indianapolis, or proudly hanging your jacket in the closet after an event, each FFA jacket tells a story. Thank you to all the sponsors who have helped members get their stories started this year." said FFA member Ashley Tonak. When students join the FFA, they typically purchase or borrow jack-
South Dakota FFa members earn FFA jackets
ets to compete in the many Career Development Events offered through FFA. The jacket is their team "uniform" to be worn at all official FFA events. The blue corduroy FFA jacket has been the status symbol of the national FFA organization since 1933, when delegates to the national convention voted to adopt it as the organization's official jacket. Individuals and businesses interested in sponsoring an FFA jacket for a SD FFA member should contact Gerri Ann Eide, SD FFA Foundation Executive Director at 605-765-4865 or gerri@sdffafoundation.org. Sponsorships are $55 per jacket. The SD FFA Foundation is proud to support Agricultural Education and the FFA's mission to make a difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more information about the South Dakota FFA Foundation and South Dakota's FFA programs, visit www.sdffafoundation.org.
Building committee
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“F A L L L E A V E S are Calling Us” . . . to leave our comfort zone (Prairie City’s Beckman Memorial Wesleyan Church) for a brief Sabbatical. We have long desired to visit the Churches and Pastors in our area. “The LORD willing we hope to come before Winter! FALL-owing the Spirit’s leadership, we will ‘fall-in’ line to WORSHIP Almighty GOD IN HIS Sanctuaries. We GIVE THANKS to faithful PASTORS who write devotionals for The Bison Courier, while caring for GOD’S flock & lambs! Our APPRECIATION to the Bison Courier for donating Space to make this a regular feature in our local newspaper! We are GRATEFUL for every CONGREGATION which loves to Honor JESUS, Our Risen Saviour. Your ministry of the Gospel MESSAGE has the power to change lives, Communities, even Nations! PRAY for AMERICA, our TROOPS & FAMILIES! When FALL is over, and our leaves are faded, help us LORD to be faithful to spread THE WORD OF GOD to all people. Amen. Our love and prayers. Retired Pastor Jim Judy & wife, Edna.
continued from page 1 manner the lessee would be responsible to repair the problems. Grants may be available to cover the cost of leasing a new system. The second reading of the Acceptable Use Policy was heard and approved. It reads as follows: Bison School District will educate students in grades K-12 about appropriate online behavior including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and chatrooms and the consequences of cyberbullying. These concepts will be integrated into the curriculum. The first reading of the District Policy requiring immunizations to be current was also heard and approved. This policy will require all participants in grades 7 to 2 sports programs to have all of their immunizations current. In other business: an open enrollment application was approved; two School employee were given the “okay” to choose a different health insurance carrier other than the school’s health insurance carrier; an executive session was held for an hour and 15 minutes for personnel matters.
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Harlem Ambassadors coming to Lemmon
Lemmon’s Mel-Contents prepare to take on the Harlem Ambassadors. Back: Mike Beer, Brett Odenbach, Brad Derschan, Drew Anderson, Todd Dauwen, Corey Deutscher, Brent Dirk, Greg Erlacher Front: Jeanna Kohn, Coach Mel Maxon, Jocelyn Reiger Not Pictured: Joe French, Darin Peters, Aaron Olson, Dave Hodgson, Josh Anderson Get ready for some exciting and fun-filled basketball action with over-the-top entertainment! During the history of the Ambassadors, the team has made multiple foreign tours. Included in the list of nations and overseas territories that the Ambassadors have visited are Canada, Germany, England, Iceland, Macedonia (FYROM), Bosnia, Kosovo, Hungary, Korea, Japan, Cuba (Guantanamo Bay Naval Station), Puerto Rico, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Guam, Northern Marianas Islands, Palau, and French Polynesia (Tahiti). And now, the Harlem Ambassadors are coming to Lemmon. Several local athletes have been warming up the court, in preparation of challenging the Ambassadors when they arrive in Lemmon. This year, Lemmon’s MelContents is being lead and coached by Mel Maxon. These athletes will help provide a show that is quality family entertainment and fun for audiences of all ages; from kids to kids-at-heart. Be sure to attend the Harlem Ambassadors basketball game on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the F.J. Reeder Armory in Lemmon. Game action will begin at 7pm. Save now, as advance tickets are now on sale, or you may purchase at the door.
Contact Bev Stradinger at 605-466-2120 for an application and more information on the following opening as the Bison Clinic: Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse
Prairie Community Health, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.
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South Dakota pastures now insurable with rainfall index
Pasture, rangeland and forage (PRF) insurance is available for 2013 in South Dakota based on a Rainfall Index (RI). Haying and grazing needs can be covered against moisture shortages using PRF-RI, says Matthew Diersen, SDSU Extension Risk & Business Management Specialist. "While producers would prefer to be paid if they did not have forage, PRF-RI relies on a close historical relationship between rainfall timing and forage production amounts," Diersen said. He explains that producers can guard against low precipitation during insured intervals for localized grids specific to haying or grazing needs. Rainfall is gridlevel and not farm- or ranch-level when measured. November 15, 2012 is the deadline to purchase or change coverage for the 2013 calendar year. Diersen explains that the PRFRI coverage available in South Dakota mirrors pasture rents (per acre) for grazing. "The coverage is constant at $204.23 per acre for haying. In the event that precipitation is low during an insured interval, producers could use indemnity payments to replace income or to purchase replacement feed," he said. "Unfortunately the coverage does not increase should prices move higher during the insured year." Encouraging indicators at the state level suggest that PRF-RI would work well to manage forage production risk. In years with below-average rainfall in South Dakota the hay yield was also often below-average. In particular, notable drought years in South Dakota (1976, 1988, 2002 and 2006) had sharply lower rainfall totals and hay yields. According to the Census of Agriculture there were 23 million acres in permanent pasture and rangeland across South Dakota in 2007. PRF has been available in South Dakota since the 2007 crop year using a vegetation index, but only 540,000 acres were insured with PRF in 2012. "As detailed in the crop insurance provisions, catastrophic coverage is not available for PRF. Thus, producers may also purchase Noninsured Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage for the pasture, rangeland, and nonalfalfa hayland," Diersen said. He says it is up to producers to decide whether the insurance is necessary and valuable. "The high subsidy rate likely gives the coverage value, but there are no absolute guarantees that precipitation shortages will always line up with forage needs," he said. Premiums for PRF-RI vary by county, type, coverage level, practice/interval, and grid location. Producers have to pick a coverage level from 70 to 90 percent of the grid base. A default to consider would be the 70 percent level as it has the highest subsidy rate. Producers also have to pick a productivity level from 60 percent to 150 percent of the county base. This allows for intra-county variability in soil type, grade, and forage type. Diersen explains that there are many ways to allocate coverage. "Not all acres need to be insured. Selected acres are allocated across 11 two-month intervals. Intervals cannot overlap a given month. At most 70 percent and no fewer than 10 percent of acres can be in a single interval," he said. "Ideally, a producer will know key months that a lack of precipitation would result in less forage production." For more information, visit www.igrow.org. Interested insurable parties can also contact a crop insurance agent or go on-line to the RMA website www.rma.usda. gov.
Guest Columnist
100 degrees out today.” We compare our guesses to what the temperature gauge recorded for the high then reset the memory to do it again the next day. What usually follows is sharing how the temperature and/or weather have affected our energy and motivation for the day. A frequent chat we have during the winter months after one of us has returned to bed after using the bathroom during the night is, “How cold is it?” which means he or she is expected to read the thermometer and report back. The rain gauge is another area we hash out regularly: “Did you check the rain gauge?” or “What’s the gauge say?” or “How much rain did we get last night?” The all important question once the raindrops, or if we’re lucky, rainfall amounts have been noted is, “Did you dump the rain gauge?” so next time’s moisture level can be recorded. Besides weather-related conversations, we also show a genuine interest and/or concern about each other’s individual work. At least once or twice in the wintertime, my husband will ask me, “Did you wash my jeans in hot water?” or “Did you dry my jeans in the dryer?” or both and are usually followed by a delayed afterthought of, “My pants are too tight.”
Amy Kirk is a ranch wife from Custer, South Dakota.
What Ranch Couples Really Talk About It might be assumed that ranch couples who work together don’t have anything to share with each other at the end of the day. Au contraire! Couples who handle ranch together, regularly discuss topics that affect the whole world. Take the weather for example. It’s a big part of our life in our work and more importantly, our moods. My husband and I discuss the weather in detail by taking turns asking what the forecast is for the next day or week ahead. Our weather discussions typically begin with interrogative statements such as, “What’s the temp out?” or “What’s the temp supposed to be today/tomorrow?” This leads to comparing recent daily high and nightly low temperatures. Sometimes friendly wagers are made about the temperature after having spent our day outside. The most popular one this past summer was, “I’ll bet it was at least a
My husband frequently plays a little game about the meals I prepare for our family to spark an evening conversation by guessing what I’m cooking and asking, “What do I smell?” Another way he tries to find out is by asking, “What’s burning?” If he doesn’t recognize the food items in the pan he’ll say, “What is that?” I demonstrate the same interest in my husband’s man work to-dos. I keep up-to-date on his going’s on by asking him about his plan for the day…repeatedly. I have a bad habit of not listening the first time. Now, when it comes to talking about sex we don’t whisper or talk privately about it. We’re both comfortable discussing openly whether a new calf is a bull or a heifer during calving season. We share our work-related problems in the evenings because they affect both of us and oftentimes have to be dealt with jointly. Exchanging updates eliminates surprises for our partner when we split the work. Over the years, we’ve learned that the foundation to our evening conversations after a long hard day is checking the forecast and reading the thermometer so we have plenty to talk about.
A brush with the occult
By Richard P. Holm MD Here rises a tale of mystery dealing with the occult. An 80 something year old gentleman, came into my office a few months ago with a new lump on his neck. It didn’t hurt; he had no sores in his mouth; and he noted nothing else unusual, except that he had been recently widowed and he missed his wife terribly. On exam there was a hard lump behind his ear and jaw measuring about the shape and size of an olive. My initial exam of ear canals, hearing, nasal passages, mouth, tongue, and throat found him to be normal. His voice was clear and there were no palpable irregularities of the trachea, which was positioned midline in his neck. I sent him to the Ears-Noseand-Throat (ENT) specialist to take a direct look with a scope at the back of the nose, throat, vocal cords, and to remove or biopsy the lump. The scope exam was clear but after the biopsy of the lump, the microscopic exam brought the diagnosis of metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, with occult primary. In other words his cancer started from skin-like thin sheets of cells that commonly line the upper airways, and the term “occult” is medical lingo for a cancer that has spread from another site but the original “primary” site remains a mystery. I remember another case of a metastatic cancer first discovered in the brain, but on autopsy the occult primary was from the lung. The medical meaning of occult is nothing mystical or magical, just unknown, and sometimes devastating. Looking for the source of such a head and neck cancer I did some research and learned of the following risk factors for squamous cancer of the head and neck: exposure to excessive amounts of alcohol; tobacco smoke or chew; wood dust; fine nickel and metal particles; formaldehyde; preserved or salted foods; paan (an addictive leaf or nut chewed in Southeast Asia;) and bitter mate (a tea-like beverage sipped in South America.) Our patient is a typical retired college professor originally from a farm on the Dakota prairie, with little tobacco, wood, industrial, or travel history; only having lived a dedicated life helping students and savoring time with his wife. For now, after removing the nodule, we’ve provided no other treatment; our patient is doing fine; and still the origin for the cancer remains occult.
October 16th, 2012: Forage Production and Acreage Reporting Deadline, and forage plant count (including new seeding in Spring or newly broken up ground). November 14th, 2012: all wheat production, winter wheat acreage reporting, to get in or out of PRF, and PRF Acreage due.
We now do electronic signatures so you must come in and sign when making any changes and reporting acreage and/or production.
Farmers Union Insurance Agency 404 Main Avenue • Lemmon, SD 57638 605-374-3462 or 1-888-868-3282
Incorrect information regarding a spouse or Tax ID # will void your policy but not your premium.
Obituaries Duane Arlee Thomas
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Funeral services for Duane A. Thomas, age 89, of Faith, South Dakota will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Faith, SD with Rev. Wayne Olson officiating. Burial with Masonic graveside rites and full military honors
will be at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9 at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, SD. Duane passed away on Tuesday morning, October 2, 2012 at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, North Dakota. He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Mona Thomas, Faith, SD; one son-inlaw, Fred Reede, Meadow, South Dakota; four grandchildren, Tanya and Bill Bushong, Faith, SD Boyce and Melissa Reede and Scott and Marla Reede, all of Lemmon, South Dakota and Jamie and Sabrina Thomas, San Diego, California; nine great-grandchildren, Gereth, Treyton and Gabriel Bushong, Brianna and Jacob Thomas, Dillon and Kole Reede, baby Reede and Micah Reede; two sisters, Evelyn Anderson, Dupree, South Dakota and Bernice Capp, Spearfish, South Dakota; one sister-in-law, Vivian Thomas,
Spearfish, SD; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Duane was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Thomas; his parents, William and Josephine Thomas; one daughter, Renee` Reede; one son in infancy, Kurt Thomas; one sister, Jean Capp; four brothers, Willis, Denny, Stanley and Clinton Thomas; three brothers-in-law, Calvin Anderson, Donno and Chuck Capp; two sisters-in-law, Ruby and Arlene Thomas. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 8 at the Evanson-Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday evening at the Faith Area Memorial Chapel in Faith, SD. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the Shriners Children’s Hospital.
Remember that your loss is shared by many friends who care and that you're in our thoughts and hearts and in our every prayer May you find the courage to face tomorrow in the love that surrounds you today.
Pastors Perspective
It’s funny how the same word can mean different things to different people, depending upon the time and place and the generation using the word. Sometimes the meaning of a word changes to mean the total opposite of what it once did. Today saying “That’s bad!” means you think it is really good; or “That’s sick!” means it is really healthy and great. Or, calling something “cool” means you think it’s really hot (hot here meaning really awesome or rad or cool or groovy or hip or swell or whatever you old guys were saying back then). Freedom is one of those words that have changed in meaning during my half century of time. Life at Lone Tree School, down what is now called the Owens Lake Road, included YCL Day (Young Citizen League held the last half of every Friday). During YCL, we were educated regarding the responsibilities of citizens living under our form of free government. Rights were presented in the framework of responsibilities, of service and self-sacrifice. Rights gave responsibilities and exercising our freedoms was all about making responsible choices. How I chose to exercise my freedoms brought consequences to me and to those around me. For many today, freedom means the total opposite of what I was taught. For these, the working definition of freedom is not about responsibilities but irresponsibilities: “I have the freedom to be as irresponsible as I want to be with my words and actions. I have the right to do wrong regardless of how my choices impact others.” A system that tries to promote rights without responsibilities will not be free for long. The teaching from God is clear: Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people. (Proverbs 14:34 NAS) Let’s remember this, and not just on the first Tuesday of November. Church of Christ • Faith, SD Pastor Calvin Chapman
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: Morristown - 4:45 p.m. Lemmon - 7:15 p.m., Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Bison - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 10:30 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Reva • Sunday School 9:45, Worship Service - 11:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m. Worship Service -9:30 a.m.
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Prairie City Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
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Meet the People
Bernice Kari
them. Someone I admire.... my mom, Mom never had the modern conveniences like we do now. Mom was always busy as we were a large family 14 kids was a lot of work. Mom was always happy and would sing as she worked. Something my grandparents have passed on to me....always take time for your family, go to church, be honest. My favorite things....spending time with family, my children, grandkids. Enjoy going to the grandkids' school activities, Perkins County Fair, Christmas fair, CFEL things and visiting. My favorite food is...soups, hotdishes and ice cream. My favorite thing to do during a winter storm.... stay in where it is warm and read or visit on the telephone. My favorite summer things....vacations, family reunion, fresh garden tomatoes. I'll never forget the time....I spend with my family. Someone who has influenced my life.... my parents. My favorite season.... is winter, we have more time to go places, attend grandkids school activities. Something everyone should get to do at least once...travel Something most don't know about me....I have been Community, Family Extension Leaders (CFEL) past SD State Secretary and now ending my two terms as SD State CFEL Historian
Name Bernice Kari Age... 71 Family....daughter Linda Falls, sons David Kari and Dan & Marcie Kari. Grandchildren Jennifer & Sharla Fall, Tyler & Jenna Kari, great grandchildren, Brad & Grant Fall. Hobbies.... quilting, reading, enjoying my family, doing family history and sewing. I live in ...Bison, SD I grew up... at Firesteel, SD in its time it was a large coal mining town for many years. Trains would come in and take large train cars of coal out and livestock. Graduated from Timber Lake High school in 1960. Occupation....Homemaker Something you wouldn't expect from me.... to say no to anyone who would ask me to help
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Monday morning Jim and Patsy Miller were coffee guests of Thelma Sandgren, after they had checked on their cattle. Tuesday, Thelma Sandgren went to Helen Meink's to exchange magazines. Wednesday late afternoon, Thelma Sandgren drove to Lemmon and joined the service at the Theatre. Thursday, Thelma Sandgren went to Bison to do some business. Warren Van Wyk and his son Kory were also in Bison on business and Warren treated them all to dinner at Mom's. So Good. Friday was Thelma's usual day in Hettinger. In the afternoon, she played cards at the Senior Center before returning home. Steve Sandgren was looking for antelope Saturday and stopped by his mother's. Kylee Sandgren came up from Bison and they all enjoyed lunch together. So nice. Sunday evening, Thelma Sandgren and Susie Skjoldal went to the Holland Center church for their hymn sing. It was so good. Al and Tiss Treib made a trip to Rapid City Monday. On their way home, they stopped briefly at the home of Kari Hoff and visited with Esther Johnson. Tiss Treib made a trip to Lemmon Wednesday afternoon. Al and Tiss Treib spent Thursday morning in Hettinger, where Tiss had carpel tunnel surgery. Al and Tiss Treib went to several rummage sales in Lemmon Saturday. In the afternoon they were visitors at the home of Vern and Roni Klein and family. In the evening they attended the Lemmon Fire Dept Appreciation supper. Thelma Sandgren was a Sunday afternoon cappuccino guest of John and Shirley Johnson. John and Shirley Johnson spent Friday through Sunday in Bismarck.
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They were houseguests of John’s sister, Muriel Seidel. They also visited with Larry and Janice Clark of Iowa who were also guests of Muriel, and Carol and Harvey Hochhalter of Valley City. Shirley Harris, Marlene and Will Morton of Lakewood, CO Carol and Daryl Martin of Mesa, AZ were guests at the Longwood ranch Tuesday through Saturday. Shirley Harris attended the Fireman’s supper in Lemmon Saturday evening. Duane and Sue Meink visited Helen Meink Sunday afternoon. Jim and Patsy Miller made a trip to Lemmon Tuesday and visited Vivan Lyon. Jim and Patsy Miller attended the sale in Lemmon Wednesday. Jim and Patsy Miller made a trip to Hettinger Friday. Jim and Patsy Miller attended the Fireman’s steak supper in Lemmon Saturday evening. Jim and Patsy Miller spent Sunday in Bison for the Widow’s and orphans dinner and played Bingo in the afternoon. Tuesday, Ethan, Isaac, Ella and Greta Anderson were overnight guests of Tim and JoAnne Seim. Monday, Bridget and Lil Albert Keller made a cake for Dawn Harris birthday and were among those who attended a BBQ at the home of Bill and Margaret Dickinson that evening. Friday, Bridget and Lil Albert went to Lemmon to set up the Keller Kreations/Dakota Dawns Designs Booth at the Sugar Shack for the Fall Fest they also got to visit with Sarah and Larry Dreiske and kids. Saturday Bridget and Lil Albert Keller traveled to Lemmon to tend their booth during Fall Fest. Sunday Bridget and Lil Albert had dinner with Jennifer and McKenzie Anderson at the Powderhorn then attended the wedding
shower for Jennifer O'Donnell. Monday, Johnson’s worked cattle at Thelma Sandgren’s. Roger Ingebretson had a coffee break with Thelma in the afternoon. Later Jim and Patsy Miller were driving around and stopped for coffee. Thelma really appreciates it when people stop in. Tuesday, Brady Ham and Rowdy Benson had a coffee break with Thelma Sandgren after they filled the feeders. Al Treib stopped at Thelma’s in the afternoon. Wednesday was Gladys Vliem’s birthday, so Warren and Kory Van Wyk, Dean Anderson and Thelma Sandgren took Gladys out to breakfast. Thelma then went to Lemmon and visited with Loretta Haugen on her way home. Thursday James Sandgren called his mother, Thelma Sandgren to come to Bison. He had a present for her. It was a nice hooded sweatshirt with the words “Holland American” inscribed on the front, which he had picked up on their cruise. They enjoyed supper together at the school and watched the volleyball game with Faith. Friday was Thelma’s day in Hettinger of course. She had lunch with Gladys Merwin and played cards at the Senior center before going home. Jim and Patsy Miller called on Thelma Sandgren Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon, Thelma Sandgren accompanied Al and Betty Vliem to the funeral of Dorothy Beld. It was so much fun to see all the family again. Sunday, Thelma Sandgren stopped to check on Tiss Treib before driving to Hettinger where she joined Phyllis Sandgren and Albert Weaver for church. They then attended the Catholic church dinner. It was very good.
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Halloween Is a healthy, teachable moment
There is no shortage of sweet treats on Halloween, which can often be a nightmare for parents. It may consist of constant bargaining with their kids about how much candy they can consume. Instead of dreading the season, use it as an opportunity to teach your children about leading a healthy lifestyle. TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, offers tips to encourage families to talk about healthy eating and candy’s role in their diets. Set Guidelines Before the day of trick-or-treating, discuss with your kids the quantity and frequency they can consume their sweets and where they will be stored, so there are no surprises on Halloween. Having your kids help set the candy parameters will teach them about portion control and how to incorporate treats into their everyday lives. Perhaps, they can have a few extra sweets on Halloween, but are limited to three pieces of candy each day following – only after they’ve finished a nutritious meal. You can even divide the candy into portioned bags, so it’s clear what your kids are allowed to eat. Have a Conversation Halloween is a great opportunity to talk to your kids about healthy eating. Make sure to cover nutrition basics and the importance of physical activity, explaining how sweet treats can fit into their healthy habits. It is an important lesson about moderation and will help children to understand and make healthy lifestyle choices at an early age, so, hopefully, they won’t struggle in the future. Choose Favorites The kids are going to collect numerous types of candy – suckers, chocolates, gummies, and other confections. Some treats they’ll love and others they’ll be able to live without. When they get home from trick-or-treating, have them sort their candy into two piles: their favorites and non-favorite treats. It demonstrates to children that they don’t have to eat every piece they receive just because it’s there; they should save their indulgences for desserts and candy that they absolutely love. Their less favorite treats can be saved for the future or given away. Let them help make the decision. Serve Healthy Meals To help curb snacking while they collect candy, serve a hearty, balanced snack or meal before they leave. Also, encourage your kids to wait until they get home to eat any of their goodies. Lead by Example Be a role model for your children and mindful of the amount of candy you’re consuming, too. You may struggle with regulating your candy intake, but if you’re trying to teach your kids about self-control and healthy eating, it’s important that you practice these behaviors. You can also set an example for the rest of the neighborhood by handing out healthier treats – trail mix, sugar-free gum, microwave popcorn, granola bars, graham crackers, raisins, bouncy balls, yo-yos, sidewalk chalk, and other such goodies. TOPS Club Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the original weightloss support and wellness education organization. Founded more than 64 years ago, TOPS is the only nonprofit, noncommercial weight-loss organization of its kind. TOPS promotes successful weight management with a “Real People. Real Weight Loss.SM” philosophy that combines support from others at weekly chapter meetings, healthy eating, regular exercise, and wellness information. TOPS has about 170,000 members – male and female, age seven and older – in nearly 10,000 chapters throughout the United States and Canada.
Fred and Bev Schopp attended the Lemmon 4th and 5th Grade basketball games in Lemmon Thursday evening. Saturday, Fred and Bev Schopp attended the Volleyball tournament in Lemmon. Betty Walikainen visited with Bernie Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. They played scrabble. Vonnie Foster visited with her mother, Bernie Rose and had dinner Friday. Sunday morning, Dottie Borowski visited with Bernie Rose. Bernie Rose had lunch at Lisa’s Sunday. Monday evening, Jerry Petik attended the WRCTC Annual meeting in Bison. Carolyn Petik and Irene Young attended LHS Homecoming Coronation in Lemmon. Carolyn Petik called on Ernestine Miller on Tuesday morning. Carolyn Petik was a Thursday afternoon visitor of Jeri Lynn Bakken. She was also a brief caller of Norma LaBarge. On Thursday evening, Carolyn Petik attended Hope
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Women's Bible Study at the Nursing Home in Lemmon. Following the meeting, she and Irene Young visited Thelma Lemke. Saturday, Carolyn attended a high school Oral Interp Meet in Lead. Mirandi Bakken was a participant. Saturday evening Jerry and Carolyn attended a District VI Farmers Union meeting at Smokey's in Meadow. Sunday afternoon, Stan and Pat Murphy were brief callers. Carolyn also attended a bridal shower for Jennifer O'Donnell at the home of Charlotte Kvale. Art and Marilyn Christman attended the Coal Springs Threshing Bee Saturday. Art and Marilyn Christman were Sunday overnight guests of Chuck and Judy Lewis in Sturgis. Judy, Art and Marilyn went to Rapid City Monday. Judy Lewis of Sturgis spent the weekend with her dad Art Christman. She helped out while Marilyn was sick.
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South Dakota State University Extension will host training sessions focused on estate planning and transitioning the family operation in Lemmon, Philip, Redfield, Chamberlain, Yankton and Brookings, beginning Oct. 22. Sustaining the Legacy conferences have helped farm and ranch families across the state get started on their plans by providing the tools and resources needed to get started and the know-how to get it completed, says Heather Gessner, SDSU Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist. "Each session is filled with important information that can help farm and ranch families address questions they may face as parents or grandparents get older and consider their legacy," said Gessner, who is organizing the conferences. "Producers have told me that the value of this program was $1 million, due to the changes they made to their estate plan and the reduction of potential estate taxes." Extension staff and industry professionals will help participants develop the tools they need in order to face estate-planning challenges with less stress. Conference dates & locations Lemmon- Oct. 22, 23, 29 and 30SDSU Regional Extension Center, 408 8th Street West, Lemmon Phillip-Oct. 25, 26, Nov. 1 and 2Bad River Senior Center, 123 E US Hwy 14, Phillip Yankton-Nov. 6, 7, 13 and 14JoDeans, 2809 Broadway Ave Chamberlain/Oacoma-Nov. 8, 9, 15, and 16-Cedar Shore, 1500 Shoreline Drive, Oacoma Redfield- Dec. 4, 5, 18 and 19-Leo's Good Food, 602 N. Main, Redfield Brookings- Jan. 3, 4, 10 and 11Days Inn, 2500 6th Street, Brookings The training costs $75 per person. Registration is required seven days prior to the first meeting date. To register, call Gessner at 605-782-3290. Return the registration form and funds to Sioux Falls Extension Center, 2001 East 8th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57103. Each day of the four-session program is full of tools and how-to information families can use to create and implement their individualized plan, no matter how big or small the operation. Topics for the sessions cover communication styles, business structures, goals, asset distribution, wills and probate, retirement planning and funding, fair versus equal distribution, tax implications for the operation, life insurance, long-term care insurance, trusts, and other topics as determined by the audiences. "Many of the past participants have utilized the information from the conference to reduce potential estate taxes and ensure that their operation is passed down to the next generation in a smooth, hassle free transition," Gessner said. All family members are encouraged to attend the sessions, and on- and off-farm heirs are also invited to learn about the tools and participate in the discussions. "Past participants have used this conference to interview attorneys and insurance agents while they are presenting the basics of using the many tools available to them," Gessner said. "If you are making plans to retire or becoming a partner in the operation, or if you own farm or ranch assets, this program is a great start for you. Our goal is to give you the tools to develop your estate plan and the motivation to get started, combined with some gentle nudging that keeps you moving forward with the process." Partial funding for this program is provided by the South Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. "SDR&PC is proud to be one of the sponsors for this year's estate planning workshops. With rising land values and profit margins, estate planning has never been more important," said Doug Hanson, a SDSRPC board member and a past participant of the conference. "My wife and I have attended these workshops in the past and have found them very informative." Call Gessner at her Sioux Falls Regional Extension office with questions at 605-782-3290, or email her at this address: heather.gessner@sdstate.edu. The comedic, musical duo that calls itself “Deuces Wild Dueling Pianos” was a big hit when the variety show came to West River Telephone’s Annual Meeting last week in Bison. Dave Eichholz and Ted Manderfield, Minneapolis, have been performing together for ten years. Good natured ribbing and improvisation invited audience participation. Nearly everyone who came for the free supper, door prizes and business meeting stuck around for the two-hour show - and left it wishing for more! Nobody took offense when the Wild Deuces joked about “eating pancakes and sausage for supper…in the garage!” They christened people in the audience, such as “guy in the red plaid shirt” and “lady who looks like Sarah Palin.” Five “guys in the purple shirts” - telephone employees Josh Mackaben, Terry Bohnet, Kerry Holmes, Andy Arthur and newcomer Curtis Wentz - were good sports who went onstage to dance and shake a little bootie. State Representative Betty Olson was also motioned to the front to sing an old TV jingle; Dave acted the part of a puppet for area ventriloquist Linda Mohagen; and Eric danced with program organizer and WRCTC’s Customer Service Rep Helen Aaker. The music in the program wasn’t just piano, as one may have imagined. The entertainers played the harmonica, a saxophone, ukulele and guitars. They also
music, taking requests from the rapt audience. The festivities began with registration at 4:30 and the traditional pancake and sausage from 5:00 – 6:00. Staying on schedule, DeJon Bakken, president of West River Cooperative Telephone Company’s board of directors, called the onehour business meeting to order at precisely 6:00 p.m. Employees and members of the American Legion, Eric Kahler and Steve Senn, posted the colors and Darren Jackson, Bison school music teacher, sang the National Anthem. Reverend Brad Burkhalter, Prairie City, offered the invocation. There were door prizes awarded throughout the meeting and the first one - $80 in cash – went to Johnny Wells, Lemmon, whose name was drawn from 205 registered members to play Plinko. At the very end of the meeting, another name was drawn from the entire membership. The prize was $500 in cash and would’ve gone to Llewellyn and Karen Englehart, Bison, had they been there! Instead, five other lucky winners claimed $100 each, including James and Julia Brixey, Prairie City; Ed and Phyllis Schmidt and Sylvia Gibbons, Lemmon; Kay Baier, Buffalo; and Chuck and Peggy Clark, Keldron. WRCTC’s General Manager Jerry Reisenauer gave his 12th annual report to the membership and also showed his 12th patriotic video, especially expressing his
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Linda Mohagen and puppet Dave Eichholz.
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Pancakes and Sausage for supper….in the Garage!
gratitude to the 842nd Engineering Company who returned the previous Thursday from a oneyear tour in Afghanistan. Reisenauer reported on highlights from 2011. Broadband service and Wi Fi hot spots are now available to all members, he said. It was a mere 10 years ago that talks began to install modems for the World Wide Web. A margin of $1,891,019 allowed the company to continue building equity while keeping rates down and returning credits to consumers. There was 3,000 miles of new plant installed without any loss/time accidents. WRCTC now has four years in a row with no loss/time accidents. Because of work done by Reisenauer, his board of directors, South Dakota’s Congressional delegation and Governor Daugaard to correct an error made by the Federal Communication Commission that would’ve capped funding for WRCTC, FCC has implemented a waiver process for 2012 and WRCTC won’t have to meet certain criteria again until 2014. Reisenauer termed the victory over FCC “only the first battle” as WRCTC and others continue to lobby for communication dollars. The FCC would like to remove their costs for funding communications to those who own the systems, which means that WRCTC would have to generate the money to build and maintain its own network. WRCTC is only one of the companies that are challenging the FCC in court on that count. Local service rates will be increasing, although Reisenauer didn’t say by how much. An access recovery charge will increase by 50 cents per line, however, to maintain the proper levels for federal funding. To meet increasing financial challenges, WRCTC will need to “streamline” operations, Reisenauer said. Kristie Fiegen, incumbent candidate for Public Utilities, also spoke briefly. She was there early to shake everyone’s hands as they passed through the serving line, too. Incumbent directors John Johnson, Buffalo; DeJon Bakken, Lemmon; and Sandi Helms, Reva, were each re-elected to another three year term on the board. Employee Kerry Holmes was recognized for five years of employment with the cooperative. Before ending the meeting and turning the stage over to Wild Deuces Dueling Pianos, Bakken thanked the employees of WRCTC “for tonight and for all that you do every day.”
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100 winners - left to right:James, Julia and Xander Brixey, Prairie City; Phyllis Schmidt and Sylvia Gibbons, Lemmon; Kay Baier, Buffalo; and Peggy Clark, Keldron.
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Anna Hatle for the ace against Faith while Shelly Peck looks on.
The Cardinals Volleyball team hosted the Faith Longhorns on Thursday evening at the Bison School Gym. This was the third time this season these two teams had met. They had played twice in the Little Moreau Conference with the Cardinals winning the first match, 2-0 and the Longhorns taking the second 0-2. In this contest, the Cards ended on the short end of a 0-3 match with game scores of 24-26, 2125 and 21-25. Sydney Arneson sent the first serve over the net but Faith got the first point after a Marissa Collins block. Lenae McKinstry got the serve back for Bison with a kill and then Anna Hatle’s first serve was an ace. The Cards were able to maintain a two-point lead for the next few rotations. Kassidy Sarsland’s service ace increased the lead to three at 96. The Longhorns came back and tied the score at 10, 11 and 13. Faith’s Shanna Selby stepped back and put her team ahead at 13-16. McKinstry served two quick aces bringing the game to another tie at 16. The Cards took back the lead and stayed ahead until the score reached 24-21. With set point one serve away, Faith took over and scored the next five points to win the set. The second game started out with the Longhorn’s Katy Miller’s serve in the net. Hatle served first for the Cards and was stopped by a Collins kill. Charlotte Johnson and Madison Hulm kept the Cards in the lead with their serve and the Cards found themselves up by five at 10-5. Miller served her second rotation of the game and bought the game to a 1010 tie. McKinstry’s kill put the Cards ahead again and for the next few rotations the score went back and forth with each team leading or behind by one or two points. Johnson served two aces in a row and at the end of her rotation the game was tied again at 15. Faith began to creep ahead and the closest the Cards could get was two at 21-23. An error of four hits by Bison gave the Longhorns set point and Selby’s serve finished out the game. Bison jumped out to an early lead in the third set off Arneson’s serve. Neither team could string together a run of points and the score was either tied or showing a one or two point lead for either team. The Cards last lead of the set was at 1716 before Collins gave Faith their final lead of the night.
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Cardinals host Longhorns for Parent’s Night
It was a cool 31 degrees as the Cardinals opened their home football game against the visiting Faith Longhorns. The boys took to the field sporting pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and blue in honor of Matthew Sandgren. Senior Lane Kopren received the opening kickoff and ran it back to the 14 yard line where the Cards began their first drive. It started well for the Cardinals with a 9-yard gain on a carry by L. Kopren. That drive ended with a sack of Daniel Chapman bringing up 4th and 20. The ensuing punt by Wil Kolb was received by Faith’s Caden Smiley who was stopped by John Hatle. The Cards made a good defensive stand with W. Kolb, L. Kopren, John Hatle and D. Chapman all contributing on the tackles. A holding penalty against the Longhorns brought up 2nd and 20, but they kept chipping away and made it to 3rd and goal on the 3-yard line. Cody Bernstein ran it in for a touchdown, but L. Kopren and W. Kolb stopped the attempt for two leaving the score at 0-6 with 4:30 to play in the 1st quarter. The Cardinals began their next drive when Yancy Buer returned the kickoff to the 25-yard line. Seth Buer took the opening carry but a holding penalty on the Cards brought up 1st and 20. L. Kopren rumbled to the 18 yard line but an incomplete pass to Hatle brought it to 3rd and 15. An incompletion to S. Buer and the Cards had to again turn possession over to the Longhorns. Faith’s C. Bernstein took the kick from W. Kolb and was stopped by Bison’s L. Kopren at the 20-yard line. This put the Longhorns in good position for their next scoring drive which ended the quarter with a score of 0-14. Yancy Buer once again took the kickoff and returned it to the 23yard line. Chapman’s pass to Hatle was aided by a roughing the passer penalty against the Longhorns. L. Kopren carried for a gain of 3 bringing up 3rd and 10. On the next play, the Cardinals had a fumble which was recovered by Skyler Welter for the Longhorns. Chapman, Kopren and Y. Buer all had good stops on the next drive, but a pass to Smiley put the ‘Horns at a 1st down on the Cardinal’s 14-yard line. Clay Bernstein scored for the opposing team, resulting in 6 more on the board. Their first attempt at two was called back five yards on a Faith penalty and their second attempt was broken up by Chapman. With the Cardinals once again on offense, Chapman to L. Kopren ended in a gain of 4, bringing up 2nd and 6. The next play was a quarterback keeper which unfortunately resulted in a one-yard loss. W. Kolb’s punt went out of bounds at the 33 yard line where the Longhorns started their next drive. C. Smiley continued his assault on the Cardinals defense resulting in another touchdown with 6:07 to play in the second quarter. The Bison boys once again stopped the PAT attempt resulting in a score of 0-26. The Cards kept on fighting and trying to chip away at the Longhorns’ defense but some holding penalties and miscues left the boys facing a halftime deficit of 0-34. Both teams stayed on the field during the break, trying to stay warm and focused for the second half. Bison kicked off, received by Smiley, who was stopped by Seth Buer at their 29-yard line. Smiley continued his assault on the scoreboard with another touchdown with 11:42 on the clock. Another failed PAT attempt left the score at 0-40. The night took another bad turn for the Cardinals when they fumbled on the kickoff and the ball was recovered by the Longhorns deep in their own territory. Two consecutive run attempts by W. Nelson were stopped by Reed Arneson and S. Buer. However, the trend of the evening continued with a Longhorn touchdown followed by a failed PAT. Seth Buer took the kickoff and returned it to the 25-yard line. Chapman to W. Kolb was incomplete, followed by a completion to Kolb for a gain of 4. On third and 6, Y. Buer made to the 39-yard line. A Chapman completion to Kolb for a touchdown put the Cards on the board with 6 points. The attempt for two failed bringing the score to Bison - 6 Faith 46. Faith began their next drive with a quarterback keeper, brought down by Y. Buer. Smiley carried for a gain to the 12 yard line where he was tackled by Hatle. With 2:02 left in the third quarter, the Longhorns brought the score to 6-54. They were penalized twice on the ensuing kickoff, both resulting in 5-yard penal-
Cardinals in positions for their next play against the Faith Longhorns. Photo by Trish Peck.
ties. L. Kopren returned the ball to the 39-yard line where the boys hunkered down and attempted to get a drive going. However, penalties once again hurt the Cardinals and the end of the third quarter came with the score unchanged. The 4th quarter began with the temperature hovering at 29 degrees but feeling colder after being in it for a few hours. Chapman carried for a gain of 4 bringing up 2nd and 6, but incompletions to both Kolb and S. Buer brought up 4th and 6. With nothing to lose, the Cardinals went for it and a completion to L. Kopren brought up 1st and 10 on the 2 yard line. With 8:38 left in the 4th quarter, L. Kopren put the Cards on the board again with a touchdown. The PAT attempt was blocked leaving Bison with a dozen points on the board. Kolb’s kickoff was received by Marty Shaff and Faith began their drive. Holding penalties continued to be called but the Longhorns persisted in chipping away at the Cardinal defense. Smiley scored once again with 2:13 left in play-
ing time. The PAT attempt was stopped cold on the ? yard line with a textbook tackle by L. Kopren and W. Kolb. Faith’s kickoff went out of bounds at the 30 yard line where the Cardinals would begin their final drive of the game. A run by L. Kopren was stopped by Faith’s 320# Foster, bringing up 2nd and 10. A completion to W. Kolb brought up 1st and 10 on the Card’s 38 yard line with a minute left to play. A 4-yard completion to Logan Hendrickson followed by a completion to John Hatle brought the Cardinals to the 15-yard line
with 14 seconds left on the clock. A timeout to debate strategy proved in vain as the Cardinal’s pass attempt was intercepted by C. Smiley, ending the evening for the Cardinals with a final score of 12-60. A special note on Friday’s game. With a strong defensive showing, Lane Kopren is this week ranked NO. 1 IN THE NATION for tackles in 9B football on MaxPreps.com! Congratulations to Lane on a tremendous season! You make the whole community proud!
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Cow-calf producers can assess the value of their cattle and gain valuable performance information with the 2012-2013 Calf Value Discovery Program, offered by South Dakota State University, says Julie Walker, SDSU Extension Beef Specialist. "The CVDP is a exceptional way for cow-calf producers to get science-based data that can make a difference in their operations," Walker said. "Once they enter cattle into the program, they will receive updates on performance and that information can help them to make better management decisions. Many producers have used this program to increase their operational profit." The CVDP costs $20 per head for registration. Producers will consign a minimum of five 500- to 800-pound steers to the program. Extension and SDSU staff will feed those cattle in an accelerated finishing program at VanderWal Yards near Bruce, S.D. Cow-calf producers must sign up before October 15. To do so, they can complete a participation form and send payment to Julie Walker, South Dakota State University, Box 2170, Brookings, SD 57007. Call Walker at 605-688-5458 or email questions to her at this address: Julie.Walker@sdstate.edu. Questions can also be addressed to Warren Rusche at 605-882-5140 or email questions to him at Warren.Rusche@sdstate.edu . The CVDP Web site is available at this link: www.sdstate.edu/ars/ species/beef/calf-value/index.cfm. From the site, producers can get information on the costs, data they will receive, and download registration forms. Producers should make checks payable to SDSU Department of Animal Science. Staff will receive cattle at the Cottonwood Agricultural Experiment Station near Philip, S.D., on Oct. 22, or at VanderWal Yards near Bruce on Oct. 23 or 24. "Groups of cattle will be sold in truckload lots using a grid pricing system starting on approximately May 15," Walker said. "We require that the cattle entered into the program be dehorned and castrated, as well as healed, before they arrive at the feedlot," Walker said. "Calves do not have to be weaned or pre-conditioned to participate, be we do ask that cow-calf producers let us know before they arrive so that we may administer vaccinations and de-worming treatments upon arrival for calves that are not preconditioned." The program will finance feed, yardage and veterinary bills of the cattle in the program, and any death loss will be shared among participants. Walker said the program can benefit cow-calf producers in South Dakota. "We had solid participation in the program last year and invite producers to return, and we're happy to answer questions for other producers who have not tried the CVDP," Walker said.
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 11, 2012 • Page 17
Voter registration for the General Election to be held on November 6, 2012, will close on October 22, 2012. Failure to register by this date will cause forfeiture of voting rights for this election. If you are in doubt about whether you are registered, call the Perkins County Finance Office at 605-244-5624.
Registration may be completed during regular business hours at the county finance office, secretary of state’s office and those locations which provide driver’s licenses, food stamps, TANF, WIC, military recruitment, and assistance to the disabled as provided by the Department of Human Services. You may contact the county finance officer to request a mail-in registration form or access a mail-in form at www.sdsos.gov . Voters with disabilities may contact the county finance office for information and special assistance in voter registration, absentee voting, or polling place accessibility. /s/Sylvia Chapman Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer Perkins County
[Published October 4 & October 11, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $.]
Notice is hereby given that the records and books of account of Perkins County, South Dakota, have been audited by the Department of Legislative Audit for the two years ended December 31, 2011, and that a detailed report thereon is filed with the county auditor of Perkins County and the Department of Legislative Audit in Pierre, South Dakota for public inspection.
This notice is published in compliance with the provisions of SDCL 4-11-12. MARTIN L. GUINDON, CPA AUDITOR GENERAL DEPARTMENT OF LEGISLATIVE AUDIT [Published October 4 & 11, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $16.91.]
[Published October 11, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $760.63.]
We had another shower Tuesday, only 22 hundredths, but a whole lot of cold. A hard freeze dropped the temperature to a low of 11 degrees here. Roger Nash had 4 degrees at his house and just south of him Dennis Nash had 8 degrees. Roger is thinking about switching thermometers with his brother because he’s tired of always having colder weather. Ron Traver at Lantry reported his rhubarb was stolen and he knows who made it disappear - Jack Frost! West River Telephone held their annual meeting Monday and I went down to eat supper with them. The entertainment for the evening was absolutely wonderful. If you didn’t get a chance to watch Dueling Pianos at the annual meeting, make it a point to see them the first chance you get. You won’t be disappointed - they put
Grand River Roundup........................................................................................By Betty Olson
on a great show! Casey joined the crew at the Hackamore Tuesday to help Doug Doll work calves. Doc Martin came to PG the cows and Janet has recovered enough after her stay in the hospital last week to cook up an awesome feed for the guys. I spent the day fighting the computer, canning more tomatoes, and digging potatoes. All that digging made me sweat, so I quit with two rows left. After that hard freeze I wish I had stuck with it and dug the last of spuds, although I’m not pleased with the ones I dug. The grasshoppers and potato bugs really took a toll on the taters. Most were golf ball size or smaller, with only ONE of respectable girth, so I probably haven’t lost much if the rest have frozen in the ground. Wednesday morning started with an adrenaline pumping phone call from Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Sabo. There was a terrible vehicle accident just south of our mail box and Wyatt was calling for medial help. Three young people in a pickup were involved in a rollover that ejected all three, critically injuring the driver after the pickup somersaulted over our fence. The driver was hurled forty feet through the air and slammed hard into the ground. Emergencies like this bring out the best in people around here. The first people on the scene called for help and stayed around until the emergency crews got there. They did all they could to help and then left when they were no longer needed, not waiting for a thank you. EMTs, law enforcement, firemen, and neighbors converged on the scene. All three victims were packaged and loaded into the ambulance. The ambulance met the Life-Flight helicopter on Highway 79 in the Slim Buttes to transfer the driver to Rapid City and then took the other two victims on to the hospital. Buffalo native Donald Janvrin is the Life-Flight pilot, which is great because he knows the area and the conditions. An update for everyone who came to the rescue: the driver is alive and conscious, although he will be hospitalized for quite a while. I’m happy to report that the other two have been dismissed and are okay. By the time I helped Sheriff Clarkson and the highway patrolman gather up the stuff scattered all over the prairie, I was almost late for the SDACD Northwest Area Legislative luncheon at the Prairie Lounge in Bison. That evening area legislators were invited to the Newell School to hear Secretary of State Jason Gant explain the issues that will be on the ballot this fall. There are four constitutional amendments, two referred laws, and an initiated measure asking for your vote to raise the sales tax by a penny on everything you buy, an increase of 25%. Just so you know, I’ll be voting NO on that one! The Game Fish and Parks commission met in Deadwood Thursday to finalize the details of the next mountain lions season. Hunters will be allowed to harvest up to 100 lions in the Black Hills, with a maximum of 70 female lions. Dogs will be allowed in Custer State Park for hunters holding special permits and hunters with valid licenses will be allowed to harvest mountain lions all year outside of the Black Hills. Reub and I drove to Gillette Thursday to watch Guy and Megan’s oldest boy play his last football game of the season. Cade is a sixth grader at Rozet and has two younger brothers, Creed and Cass. We spent the night at their house north of Rozet and dropped Cade and Creed off at school before heading home on Friday. We made it home in time to join the neighbors for the feed supper at the Reva Hall. Saturday we joined our neighbors
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to say goodbye to an old friend and neighbor, Dorothy (Nash) Beld, at her funeral in Hettinger. If you didn’t know Dorothy, you missed out. She was a wonderful lady! Reub’s cousin, Wyoming State Treasurer Joe Meyer, 71, lost his long battle with cancer Saturday. Joe served as Wyoming attorney general from 1987 to 1995 - the longest tenure of anyone in that position - and he has served as state treasurer since 2006. Former Vice President Dick Cheney was a longtime friend and Gov. Matt Mead will select a replacement to fill Joe’s position within five days. Our sympathy goes out to these families. The Coffee House in Buffalo featured a music group called the ‘Pickers’ Sunday evening. Dan and Jan Gilger, Eric Beals, and Verl Heidecker played lively country gospel music that had us all tapping our feet and singing along. The night before this very talented group had provided the music and entertainment for the annual Ag Banquet in Belle Fourche. I bet that was fun! Lately the news is all about the upcoming election and how little Congress is respected. Dale Hendricks sent me this about a new commemorative pistol: Ruger is coming out with a new pistol in honor of the United States Senate and the House of Representatives. It will be named the ‘Congressman’. It doesn't work and you can't fire it!
The Bison Courier • Thursday, October 11, 2012 • Page 19
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 2004 GMC Yukon XL, 94 Jackson Aluminum 5th wheel stock trailer. Darla Moody 605390-3107 B16-2tc 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 Help Wanted Operator Wanted: Perkins County has job openings for an Equipment Operator. Must have or obtain a
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valid South Dakota Class A Commercial Drivers License within 30 days of employment. Good Benefits and Wages. For application contact the Highway Office in Bison,SD or call 605-244-5629. B17-2tc Lost Lost a ramp off of a car trailer on the Chance Road between Bison and Harold Flatmoe’s, if found call 788-2881. B17-2tc Thank You Thank you to everyone who responded so quickly to the fire. Your help was deeply appreciated. Luke, Amber, Lucille, Amos & Lydia Wiechmann Jim, Elaine & Rebecca Bingaman
WANTED: EXPERIENCE APPRENTICE or journeyman electrician. Excellent wages and benefits. LEC Inc, Gettysburg. Call 800-5684324 or send resume to kevin@loganelectric.biz
Crocheted dish cloths and pot scrubbers are available at the Bison Courier. Also Taking orders for embroidered dish towels for information see Arlis at the Bison Courier or call 244-7199. B4-tfn
Weather Wise
AUCTION LAND AUCTION: 230+/- Acres Gregory County, Cropland and Grassland, 12 miles northwest of Burke, SD, October 26th , 2012. Call Dakota Properties, Todd Schuetzle, Auctioneer, 605-280-3115, www.DakotaProperties.com. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY NOW IS THE chance to buy a well established & successful business in the State Capitol of S.D. The Longbranch is for SALE (serious inquires only). Call Russell Spaid 605-2801067.
LOTS / ACREAGE / LAND LAKEFRONT BANK LOAN Liquidation $29,900 lake property, 100’ clear water shore; Glacial Lakes region NE SD. Thousand Lakes Realty of Minnesota. 866-346-7006 www.1000Lakes MN.com. NOTICES ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper or 800-658-3697 for details.
For Rent House for rent, call Don McKinstry or Max Matthews 244-5934 or 2447158. B16-tfn
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BUYING GOLD/SILVER CONVERT YOUR GOLD, silver, platinum into cash. Top price paid, 24 hr turn around for mail in. SD owned business. Visit www.midwestgold-silver.com for instructions or call 605 260 4653. EMPLOYMENT CHRYSLER CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN needed for Chadron Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Chadron Nebraska. $30.00/hour, relocation plan, benefits, training, 5-day work week, great work environment. Jeremy: 3 0 8 - 4 3 2 - 9 0 0 4 ; jkennedy@hotmail.com. DEPUTY SHERIFF’S POSITION: Haakon County. Competitive wages/excellent benefits. Send state applications or resumé: Haakon County Sheriff, Box 249, Philip, SD 57567. Information: 605-859-2741.
OTR & DRIVER OPPORTUNITY $1500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS! EXP. OTR Drivers, TBI, 33¢/34¢, $375 mo., health ins., credit, 03¢ safety bonus, Call Joe for details, 800.456.1024, joe@tbitruck.com.Buy chance on 80 acres to support S.D. soldiers
contact Don Kraemer at 244-5961
Five Counties Nursing Home
One Bedroom Apartments The Village Manor, Hettinger, North Dakota Small Pets Allowed All utilities included No Age Limitations Rental assistance available
To view an apartment call 701-567-4118 For further information call 701-290-0206 TTY 1-800-366-6888
Must have good work ethic. Complete benefits package for FT. For more information call Human Resources at 605-374-3871 or get application at Five Counties, Box 479, Lemmon, SD 57638. fch1@sdplain.com
Seeking persons for •FT/PT CNA •RN and LPN FT/PT •Activities staff FT/PT •Housekeeping/Laundry FT/PT
......where lives are touched
FULL-TIME PARKS MAINTENANCE: City of Canton, SD. CDL & commercial pesticide applicator license required within 6 months. Deadline: October 17th. www.cityofcantonsd.com or 605-987-2881. EOE. MANAGER NEEDED for progressive credit union. Excellent benefits and salary. Resumes only submitted to Box 69, Gregory, SD 57533. EEOC.
DOUGLAS COUNTY COMMISSION is taking applictions for fulltime Douglas County Highway Superintendent. Must have valid Class A Driver’s License. Experience in road/bridge construction/maintenance preferred. For application contact: Douglas County Auditor (605) 724-2423.
TRENT, S.D. - 500 ticket holders will be in a drawing to win approximately 80 acres of prime hunting ground in east-central South Dakota this month in a raffle to benefit soldiers of the 114th Fighter Wing Security Force Squadronof the South Dakota Air National Guard. The drawing is part of a fundraising opportunity to send the members of this guard unit and their families on a deep-sea fishing adventure in Alaska when they return from their most recent deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The raffle and trip are part of a donation from Preventive Health Strategies to "help restore the bond between soldiers and families after their long absence." "For returning veterans to successfully adjust to their home lives after a deployment, the whole family needs time to readjust," said Dr. Annette Bosworth of Preventive Health Strategies in Sioux Falls. "Our returning vets need time, in a restorative environment, to reconnect with their families - to make the family unit whole again after it has been disrupted by the drama and difficulty of deployment." To support the soldiers of the 114th and purchase one or more raffle tickets, contact Preventive Health Strategies at 605-368-1741. All proceeds from the land raffle will go to support the Alaskan fishing adventure. For more information, to see photos of the land or to purchase tickets online, go to the event website at www.imgivingawaythefarm.com.
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For all your gravel, river rock, scoria & landscaping rock needs!
Besler Gravel & Trucking, LLC 244-5600
West_Dakota_Realty@hotmail.com for details
Fall SALE through November
•Horse Health dewormer $4.49 • Hunter gloves - orange or camo $2.97 • Orange snow fence 4’x50’ $24.99
The Department of Transportation is recruiting local individuals for the Snowplow Operator Program. Those hired will be employed on a temporary basis and be responsible for operating snow and ice removal equipment during inclement weather and completing general maintenance assignments. Hours could include weekdays, weekends, holidays, early morning or evening. Reserve Operators will only work on an as needed basis determined by weather conditions. Starting rate of pay is $13.00 per hour. Applicants must have the ability to operate heavy equipment and must possess, or be willing to obtain, a Commercial Drivers License. Interested parties should contact: Joel Larson, HWY Maintenance Supervisor S.D. Department of Transportation PO Box 219 Bison, South Dakota 57620 605-244-5257 Bison, Lemmon, Faith Equal Opportunity Employer

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