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Bison Courier
Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison SchoolDistrict APublication of Ravellette Publications, Inc.
 P.O.Box 429 • Bison, SouthDakota 57620-0429  Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198 
Volume 30Number 8August 9, 2012
Includes Tax
Stateline Right to Life
will behaving a bake sale and canned orfresh garden produce sale at thePerkins County Fair on Friday, August 17, from 10:00 am - 3:00pm. Donated items of baked goodsor garden items are sincerely ap-preciated. See you at the fair!!
Open House Bridal shower
for Anne Ellingson, bride elect of Keith Mutschler , on Saturday, August 18, 2 - 4 p.m. at Mom’sPlace Cafe, Main Street , Bison.Bring your own gift or a PamperedChef rep will be available.
 Anyone wanting to servelunch
at the home games shouldcontact the school.guardians can work together tohelp your child overcome any prob-lems.The results of the screening isdiscussed with the parent/s orguardian on the day of the screen-ing. If delays are suspected, plansfor a more thorough evaluationwill be discussed. This may leadto an individualized program de-signed to help your child developskills needed for school. Preschoolservices are available for childrenwho qualify at no cost to the par-ent/s or guardian.Screening for your child is thefirst step in helping to insureschool success. Please bring yourchild, birth to kindergarten age,for this free screening!If you have questions or con-cerns, please call the Bison Schoolat 605-244-5271 or Northwest Area Schools office at 605-466-2206. If you cannot attend thescreening in your area you arewelcome to attend a screening in aneighboring school.SCREENING for Children Birthto Kindergarten Age: The BisonSchool District / Badlands HeadStart in conjunction with North-west Area Schools Educational Co-operative have scheduled their an-nual SCREENING for childrenBIRTH TO KINDERGARTEN AGE. Screenings will be held from8 am to 3 pm MT at the BadlandsHead Start Building on Wednes-day, August 15. Please call BisonSchool at 605-244-5271 to sched-ule an appointment. THISSCREENING IS FREE! IT WILL ASSIST PARENTS ANDGUARDIANS IN HELPINGTHEIR CHILD/CHILDREN PRE-PARE FOR SCHOOL. Thescreening involves hearing, visionand an assessment of developmentin the areas of speech/language,motor and cognitive development.The purpose of such a screening isto detect delays in a child’s devel-opment that could affect their suc-cess in school: the earlier any diffi-culties are detected, the sooner theschool and you as parents or
Bison School District will hold its annualscreening on Wednesday, August 15
lin County Office, or PenningtonCounty Office. Please call beforeyou take samples to be tested toensure that the individual who istrained to do the testing is avail-able.Nitrate quick test is an indica-tor of presence or absence of ni-trate in forages. If present, produc-ers can send the sample in for aquantitative analysis or wait forplants to continue to mature/grow.Trained personnel are only al-lowed to do the testing. If you haveany questions on nitrate testing,contact your local SDSU Exten-sion Regional Center. For informa-tion on how to evaluate nitratetests or other drought resources,visit iGrow.org/drought.Due to the drought, nitrate tox-icity is an issue this growing sea-son. Before cutting silage or feed-ing forages to livestock, test for ni-trates.SDSU Extension offers a nitratequick test for standing forage. In-terested parties can take foragesamples to the following ExtensionRegional Centers; Aberdeen, 605.626.2870,Lemmon, 605.374.4177,Mitchell, 605.995.7378, ,Rapid City, 605.394.1722,Sioux Falls, 605.782.3290,Watertown, 605.882.5140 andWinner, 605.842.1267; and the fol-lowing county offices; Charles MixCounty Office, Clark County Of-fice, Douglas County Office, Ham-
by Geraldine Peck, Perkins County Master Gardener
I’m writing this article for thepurpose of clearing up some missunderstandings about the Com-munity Garden spaces at the FairGrounds. I have heard some prettyharsh word stating that “At leastI pay for my water on my garden”from concerned citizens.We charge each gardener a flatfee to have their garden at theFair Grounds. They can use asmuch water as they think theyneed at no additional cost. We en-courage them to use sparingly andto conserve. The cost of the wateris paid by the county, but we asMaster Gardeners pay the countyfor our share of the water bill eachmonth. This is not published in thepaper as being done, so people as-sume that the county is paying forour water.We sell plants in the spring fora fund raiser, and also the Pump-kin Fest in the fall to help pay theextra cost of water that is over andabove the flat fee that is charged.This year has been extra dry sothe bill is extreme,y high. last yearwe made money.In the past we used to pay any-thing over and above the normalusage, but now they have livestockat the grounds and so we put me-ters on our hydrants so that weknow exactly what is used.Some people think that the Mas-ter Gardeners are whizs at gar-dening, but looking around townthere are a ;lot of Master Garden-ers in Town. We just have a pieceof paper saying that we are. Pleasekeep up the good job of planting agarden, it is so rewarding to haveyour pantry full of fresh produceand canned vegetables out of yourown garden.
SDSU Extension offers nitrate testing
What a community can do when they work together
This picture was taken Monday morning about 8:00 many volunteers worked through the heatand plan to have the grandstands finished by fair time. See page 13 for an update 24 hours later.
Telling the whole story
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Page 2 • The Bison Courier •
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Town and Country ExtensionClub met July 26 at Mom’sRestaurant with Mary Lee Drakehosting. The meeting was openedwith the flag pledges, creed andmission statement.The hostess gift was won byLinda Howey.The next event for extensionclub members is the state conven-tion in Aberdeen, September 14and 15. The information we’vereceived shows that there will besome excellent speakers and top-ics. We were all reminded to takeour cultural arts items that wereawarded ribbons during the judg-ing at the spring meeting and alsoto take the two items for the silentauction. The used book ex-change/sale will again be held.Last years attendees came awaywith many “new” books. Vera Kraemer gave a short his-tory of napkin folding and had sev-eral napkins on display. She alsodemonstrated three different nap-kin folds with members in atten-dance participating.The next meeting will be held August 23 with Beth Hulm host-ing.
Vera Kraemer, Sec/treas
Town and CountryExtension club
Nutrition SiteMenu
Thursday, August 9
Roast turkeymashed potatoes w/gravybroccoli, pearscranberry sauce
Friday, August 10
Hamburger on w/w bunhash browns, baked beans tomato slices on lettucepears
Monday, August 13
Creamed turkeyover w/w biscuit oriental vegetables tomato slices on lettucefruit cocktail
Tuesday, August 14
French dipcarolina beansitalian blend vegetablesapricots, cake
Wednesday, August 15
Hawaiian chicken salad w/w cornbread muffinsliced tomatoesapple
Garden Gate
morning so the bees must be outthere early to get their pollinatingwork done in time, if blossoms arenot pollinated within a few hoursthe blossom will fall off the plant.We have noticed our peppers havenot set fruit very well and the leaf area is small and sparse. Bell pep-pers prefer 72 degrees however hotpeppers can handle a littledrought and higher temps, some-times the hotter the weather, thehotter the peppers. SDSU saystemps above 80 degrees can de-crease peppers by 50%.Drought and heat can cause po-tatoes to crack and become mis-shapen, cucumbers to be bitter orhave hollow centers, or both!Beans do not set well in tempsover 85 degrees, you should try tokeep the soil moist for better fruitset in these conditions. Corn is themost heat-tolerant in the gardenbut likes good moisture duringsilking to ensure tip-fill of theears. Heat, over 80 degrees, willdisrupt head development of broc-coli and cauliflower, florets will beloose and scattered if a head devel-ops at all. Drought stress willhave the same effect.What can you do? Not much,some growers in other areas areputting up shadecloth over theirtomatoes which would be a realchallenge with our winds. RhodaBurrows, SDSU Horticulturistbased in Rapid City suggestsspraying a mist to cool the plants,even though we generally avoidspraying tomatoes because of plant diseases, short periods of overhead watering may be benefi-cial to cool plants during thehottest hours of the day. Empha-sis on “short periods”, the longerleaves are wet the more opportu-nity for disease to invade. Alwaysmake sure the leaves have time todry completely before evening.Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't starta conversation if it didn't changeonce in a while. ~Kin HubbardSubmitted by Karen Englehart,master Gardener, SDSU Coopera-tive Extension Service.
Heat Can Cheat!
The extreme heat this is affect-ing quite a few vegetable gardensin western South Dakota. Therehave been several calls to variousregional Extension Offices aboutvegetables not producing. Yep, itis the heat that is cheating us outof a bountiful harvest.Ideal temps for tomatoes is be-tween 70 and 80 degrees, well noquestion, we have been well abovethose temps most of July. Tempsover 100 and 90 degrees duringthe day and over 70 degrees atnight with high humidity can pre-vent fruit set. If you are lucky andhave fruit set on exposure tostrong sun can cause the fruit tosunburn, temps over 85 degreesdecrease the development of redcolor, increases blossom end rot be-cause the plant cannot take upenough calcium for the expandingfruit, uneven or inconsistent wa-tering is also a cause of blossomend rot.Temps over 86 degrees causesquash blossoms to close mid-and ages. Fall offerings include"Duck Detectives," "Archery Ba-sics," "Family Fishing" and more.Individuals and families can signup for these classes starting Au-gust 15th via The Outdoor Cam-pus-West's website.Groups such as 4-H clubs,church groups, etc. can contactKeith Wintersteen on August 15thto set up the date and topic of theirdesired program. There is an ex-tensive list of possible programtopics to choose from, thoughgroups may also request a cus-tomized program.Schools in the area can alsochoose from a shopping list of pro-grams or work with Nico RedHorse to set up a custom program.Due to the high demand for schoolfield trips last spring, all schoolswishing to bring a class out thisyear must apply for a program slotand be entered into a lottery draw-ing. Applications for this drawingare due by September 7th for thefall season.The Outdoor Campus-West , lo-cated at 4130 Adventure Trail , isopen to the public seven days aweek and has no admission fee .For more information about TheOutdoor Campus-West go towww.outdoorcampus.org and clickon 'Rapid City.' Or call The Out-door Campus-West at 394-2310.Game, Fish and Parks' The Out-door Campus-West just releasedthe slate of program offerings forthe fall season.Program opportunities are of-fered for people of all ages and aregrouped into three main audi-ences: Community, Group andSchool."We have an amazing set of class and program topics availablethis fall. All provide hands-on ex-periences for learners of all ages.One of the best things is that al-most all of our programs are free,"Chad Tussing, director of The Out-door Campus-West, said .Community programs are thosescheduled for specific dates, times
The Outdoor Campus-West releasesfall program offerings
The Bison Courier •
Thursday, August 9, 2012
• Page 3
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The school year is approaching,and soon many students will beasked to write about their summervacations or academic goals. Jour-naling doesn’t have to be reserved just for the classroom. Many TOPSmembers choose to keep a food jour-nal to help them monitor their eat-ing habits and reach healthylifestyle goals. Whether you aretrying to lose or maintain yourweight, journals can help you slowdown and take a serious look at thedetails of your diet. TOPS Club,Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), thenonprofit weight-loss support or-ganization, offers tips to create awell-rounded food journal.
Reasons to Journal
 Afood journal is an effective toolto keep track of how much you’reconsuming and what you’re eating.For instance, you may notice youdon’t consume enough calories atlunch or tend to eat junk food pri-marily at night. Once you drawthese conclusions, you can take theinformation to form a food plan, ad- just habits, acknowledge areas thatneed improvement, and identify ac-tivities or emotions that derailhealthy habits.Food journals can also raiseawareness and accountability. Peo-ple may think, “One hot fudge sun-dae won’t hurt,” but once they re-view their food choices for the dayor week, it soon becomes obvioushow it all adds up. It can help indi-viduals make informed, mindful de-cisions when temptations arise orthey’re deciding what to eat.
 What to Record
Whether you use a notebook orcomputer to log your food and bev-erage choices, it’s important to in-clude as much information as pos-sible throughout the day. This willgive you a complete snapshot of your habits and situation.1. Include your goals. Writedown your ultimate goal. Thenbreak it down into manageablepieces, including monthly, weekly,and daily objectives. Read themoften to serve as a reminder andhelp you stay focused. Also, useS.M.A.R.T. goals (specific, measura-ble, attainable, realistic, andtimely), such as “I will eat two cupsof raw vegetables each day.”2. Record everything you eat anddrink immediately. Be honest. Noone is going to see it but you. Whenlogging your food and drinks, makesure to include sauces, gravies,salad dressings, and other condi-ments. It’s also important to writedown the information right awaybecause you may forget what youconsumed later, or you may be lesslikely to continue journaling.3. Write down the time of day youeat and the activities you’re doing.Keeping track of when you eathelps you understand how muchtime you typically have betweenmeals, how often you eat, and if you’re consuming late-night snacks.It’s also beneficial to note whatyou’re doing when you eat or drink – driving, watching television, orsitting at your desk. This will helpyou identify patterns and types of food associated with activities andcreate a plan to combat bad habits.4. Describe your thoughts andfeelings. Are you feeling bored,tired, sad, happy, or nervous beforeor while you’re eating? How do youfeel after you eat – full of energy orsluggish? Monitoring how you feelbefore, during, and after will helpyou determine moods that triggeremotional eating and how your eat-ing tendencies make you feel after.It’s helpful to understand how foodaffects you physically and mentally.5. Reflect on your challenges andsuccesses. Jotting down notesabout difficult situations or areaswhere you’re struggling will helpyou identify what the problem isand how you have been dealingwith it (i.e. eating). Then, if the sit-uation occurs again, you’ll be pre-pared to react in a healthy way. Along with challenges, write downsuccesses, big or small. You can re-visit these successes for inspirationand motivation.TOPS Club Inc. (Take Off PoundsSensibly) is the original weight-losssupport and wellness education or-ganization. Founded more than 64years ago, TOPS is the only non-profit, noncommercial weight-lossorganization of its kind. TOPS pro-motes successful weight manage-ment with a “Real People. RealWeight Loss.SM” philosophy thatcombines support from others atweekly chapter meetings, healthyeating, regular exercise, and well-ness information. TOPS has about170,000 members – male and fe-male, age seven and older – innearly 10,000 chapters throughoutthe United States and Canada.
Journaling isn’t just for students
Ingredients1 (19.5 ounce) package brownie mix1 (16 ounce) container Sour Cream,divided1 cup thawed Whipped Topping1 tablespoon powdered sugar1 teaspoon vanilla3 cups cut-up mixed strawberries andpeeled kiwiDirectionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pre-pare brownie batter as directed onpackage; stir in 1/2 cup sour cream.Spoon into greased and floured 9-inchround cake pan.Bake 45 min.; cool 10 min. Removefrom pan to wire rack; cool completely.Mix remaining sour cream, whippedtopping, sugar and vanilla. Cutbrownie horizontally in half. Placebottom half on plate; spread with half of the sour cream mixture. Cover withtop of brownie, remaining sour creammixture and fruit. Store in refrigera-tor.
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