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Thursday, July 26, 2012
35th Annual Reva Turtle Races July 29th, 2012 Join us for an afternoon ofFamily fun!! Register Turtles1:00-3:00pm. $2 per mud turtle. $3per snapping turtle. 3:00pmraces begin!! Street games tofollow!Free will community supper followinggames. Funds will be used to offset costs ofthe races. Roast beef sandwiches provided.Please bring a side dish, salad, or dessert!
Questions call Jewel Lyons: 605-375-3838Annual Reva Softball Tournament on Sat. July28th. Contact Brock Besler to register your team:605-375-3789
New Feature --- contest -- prizes
For eight weeks we will have a picture somewhere in the paper, if you can identify it call or email us. The win-ners name will be drawn from those that identify it correctly each week. The person that gets the most cor-rect after eight weeks, will receive a prize! Contact us at the Bison Courier 244-7199 or email@example.comRanchers’Camp meeting officersand volunteers welcome one andall to the annual Worship Services,music, Sunday School and potluckto be held July 28 and 29, 2012 atthe Darrel Lyon Campground, be-tween Meadow and Glad Valley,S.D. According to Ranchers’Campmeeting President Les Longwood,Lemmon, S.D., the event willbegin at 8:00 pm on Saturday, July28, 2012. Featured speakers forthe weekend, Ron and LaVonneMasters, Rapid City, S.D., will talkabout the loss of their children inthe 1972 Rapid Creek flood. “Theirfaith brought them through themost difficult tragedy I can imag-ine and they have since used theirexperience to minister to others,”says Longwood. “I’m looking for-ward to hearing their story, and Iwelcome everyone to take part inthe Saturday presentation, Sun-day worship or both. Even if youdecide not to camp, we hope you’ll join us for some of the activitiesand worship.”Sunday morning activities willfollow this schedule: 9:00 am LightBreakfast, 10:00 am SundaySchool for all ages (includingadults) 11:00 am Nondenomina-tional Worship Service, 12:00 noonPotluck meal and fellowship.Jens Hansen, Meadow, S.D.,longtime Ranchers Camp meetingdirector and organizer, remindseveryone that the entire event willbe held at the Darrel Lyon Camp-ground 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 CoalSprings and Indian Creek Churchlocations.)Longwood says that PastorsNels and Angie Easterby of theCoal Springs Church plan to leadthe music worship during the Sun-day morning service. Anyone with questions is urgedto contact Les Longwood at 605-564-2175 or Jens Hansen at 605-788-2227.
Annual Ranchers’Camp meeting featuringRapid Creek flood victims:
Couple that lost children to share testimony
The Stateline Right to LifeChapter met July 17th at theGrand Electric Social Room. After fund raising was dis-cussed, some decisions were made.This chapter will sell baked goodsand garden produce at the PerkinsCounty Fair on August 17th, andat the Coal Springs Antique Shownear Meadow on September 29th. Afuture fund raising project willbe to sell concessions, and have abake sale at a boy’s basketballgame this winter. The chapter hasagreed to give $100 per month toCare Net Crisis Pregnancy Centerin Rapid City for one year so fundraising is needed. ALife at Conception Act willsoon be introduced in the USHouse by Rand Paul of Kentucky.This act would declare that babiesare persons and have a right to lifeaccording to the 14th amendment.If passed the decision of Roe ver-sus Wade, that gives women theright to abort their babies, wouldbe declared to be null and void.The next meeting was set forTuesday, October 9th at 5: 00 pmat the Grand Electric Social Room.Each member is asked to bring aguest.
Teddi Carlson, Secretary
Stateline Right to Life news for the month of July
Centennial and 125 yearfarm and ranch awards
Farm families that have enjoyed100 or 125 years of life on the farmor ranch have the opportunity tobe honored during the SouthDakota State Fair on Thursday, August 30.Century Farms have been recog-nized at the State Fair since 1984by the South Dakota Departmentof Agriculture and the SouthDakota Farm Bureau.Farms and ranches that hadbeen family-owned for 125 yearsor more were recognized in aquasquicentennial event last year.That tradition will continue thisyear. Recognition of the quasqui-centennial farms will immediatelyfollow the Century Farms pro-gram.“Farm and ranch families arethe backbone of South Dakotaagriculture,” said SDFB PresidentScott Vander Wal. “Families thathave survived 125 years of drought, floods, winter storms, in-sects and difficult economic timesshould be recognized for theirgreat achievements.” Afarm or ranch is eligible forCentury Farm recognition if atleast 80 acres of original land hasbeen continuously owned by thesame family for 100 years orlonger. AQuasquicentennial Farmmust meet the same acreage re-quirements and be owned by thesame family for 125 years orlonger.“It takes many generations of commitment to keep a farm orranch in the family for 100 or 125years,” said South Dakota Secre-tary of Agriculture Walt Bones.“These farm and ranch familiesrepresent the steadfast dedicationthat South Dakota has to agricul-ture. Agriculture is here to stay.” Application forms can be ob-tained online for both the CenturyFarm and the QuasquicentennialFarm recognition atwww.sdfbf.org, http://sdda.sd.gov/Secretary/Century-Farms or bycalling 605-353-8052. All formsmust be completed and notarizedbefore being returned by August13 to the South Dakota Farm Bu-reau, P.O. Box 1426, Huron, SD,57350.The South Dakota State Fairwill run August 30 through Sep-tember 3 at the state fairgroundsin Huron. For more information,log onto www.sdstatefair.com.