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Bison Courier, Thursday, August 23, 2012

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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 10August 23, 2012
Includes Tax
s & Happ
Support Cardinal Athletics!
 All fall sport athletes are selling BisonCardinal Apparel. Hoodies, sweat-shirts, and t-shirts are available.Order now to support your favoritesport. Hurry orders are due by August27th, 2012.
 Arrow Transit
provides transporta-tion for appointments, shopping andmore. Rapid city trips are 1st Tuesdayand 3rd Wednesday for $30.00. Lem-mon to Bismarck trips are 2ndWednesday and 4th thursday for$25.00. lemmon ti Dickinson 1stWednesday for $20.00. Call for infor-mation 374-3189
The Perkins County Fair
board willbe serving dinner and lunch at theCommunity Auction on August 26th.
 Anyone wanting to serve lunch
atthe home games should contact theschool.
Bison Commercial Club
meetingwill be Wednesday, August 29, 6 p.m.at the Prairie Lounge.
SonRise gospel ministries
will be atBeckman Wesleyan Church inPrairieCity on August 30th at 7 p.m. EVERY ONE IS WELCOME!
"what if?" and "how” questions.Penfield asked how the countyshould proceed.Emerson recommended havinga couple of public meetings, with apresentation similar to the onethat he gave elected officials onTuesday. The commission wants tobe sure that an ordinance wouldnot restrict county residents butwould instead protect their rights. Although Perkins County is arelatively new member of BlackHills Council of Local Govern-ments and pays a membership fee,help with writing a zoning ordi-nance is not a membership service
continued on page 6 
Perkins County rodeo huge successCounty Commission starts zoning conversation
The South Dakota GrasslandsCoalition, Perkins County Conser-vation District and the NaturalResources Conservation Serviceare proud to organize a 3 dayworkshop on Holistic ResourceManagement. It will be held Tues-day, September 25 through Thurs-day, September 27 from 8:00 am to4:00 pm each day at the GrandElectric Social Room in Bison,South Dakota.This workshop is being pre-sented by, Joshua Dukart, a live-stock producer from Hazen, ND.He is a Certified Educator of Holistic Management who speaksand teaches regularly throughoutthe United States and Canada.With his current ranching activi-ties and diverse experiences teach-ing and consulting, he will sharereal-life examples of Holistic Man-agement in action.Holistic Management is a newmanagement approach helpingpeople improve their quality of life, generate wealth and managetheir resources. It’s a process of goal setting, decision making andmonitoring that people throughoutthe world are using to restore vi-tality to their ranches, businesses,communities, and the natural re-sources we all depend on.This workshop is highly recom-mended for producers by past par-ticipants. Bill Lane, CresentCross Ranch, Ismay, MT who at-tended this workshop said, “Greatcourse that spawned a lot of think-ing about what we really want todo and where we want to go withour operation. Well worth everyminute and every dime.”The cost of the workshop is $200which includes lunch and breaks.Each ranch may bring an addi-tional participant at a cost of $100.Class size is limited to 30 people,so call now to pre-register. To pre-register or for more details, callthe NRCS Bison Service Center at605-244-5222 Ext 3.
Holistic management workshop to be held
 By Beth Hulm
County Commissioners are ad-mittedly cautious about establish-ing zoning laws in Perkins County.They don't want to "regulate"property rights, according toChairman Mike Schweitzer...but,"we want to protect," he told BlaiseEmerson, representative for BlackHills Council of Local Govern-ments, Rapid City. Emerson wasinvited to visit the county boardroom last Tuesday afternoon be-cause commissioners are con-cerned about oil activity in NorthDakota that could eventually dipsouth into Perkins County. State's Attorney Shane Penfield andSheriff Kelly Serr joined the five-man board for the conversation.Simple zoning wouldn't just setrules for man camps that couldspring up with oil activity butwould also create guidelines forthings such as large animal feedlots and wind energy in the county,Emerson said. Currently, there isno ordinance to regulate thosethings. Emerson said that thereisn't any other way - other than byordinance - for local government togain authority over somebodycoming into the county and put-ting down roots. He is currentlyworking with Harding County toestablish some zoning laws. He en-couraged Perkins County officialsto visit with those neighboringcommissioners.Lemmon is already working ondeveloping a comprehensive planand zoning ordinance to protecttheir city. Should the county movein that direction, Town of Bisontrustees could incorporate withcommissioners in the same plan,stipulating their own rules. Onething that a zoning ordinancecould do would be to require build-ing permits for new housing. Itwould be one way to keep the Di-rector of Equalization "up tosnuff," Emerson said.Commissioners had a lot of 
Kash Kukla of Dickinson, N.D., making a good ride at Sundays rodeo.
Perkins County Commission Meet-ing
regular September meet 9:00 a.m.The September meeting date is
Tues-day, September 4, 2012
at the PerkinsCounty Courthouse in Bison, SD.
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Thursday, August 23, 2012
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Nutrition SiteMenu
Thursday, August 23
Ground beef/green bean casserolepotato roundsbanana
Friday, August 24
Chicken & dressingbaked squash harvest beets jello w/fruit cocktail
Monday, August 27
Mac & cheesesliced tomatoesbananabutterscotch pudding w/toping
Tuesday, August 28
Sausage gravy over biscuit green beanssquash jello w/strawberries
Wednesday, August 29
Beef & noodlesseasoned spinachcrunchy cranberry saladpeaches
Happy 20th Anniversary 
Ryan & Steph 
Love your sister Jill 
over Internet Protocol Serviceproviders increased to $1.25 perservice-user-line, per month, effec-tive July 1. All sellers of prepaid wirelessservices and all providers that col-lect and remit the 911 EmergencySurcharges are required to regis-ter with the South Dakota Depart-ment of Revenue, even if the selleralready has a sales tax license.Sellers can register online in theBusiness Tax section of the De-partment’s website, http://dor.sd.gov/ or call the Department at(800) 829-9188. All surcharges will be remitteddirectly to the Department of Rev-enue on a monthly basis using SDEPath, an electronic filing system.The first official filing date forthe surcharges is August 23, 2012.The South Dakota Departmentof Revenue reminds all sellers of prepaid wireless services andtelecommunication providers theyshould be complying with the newcollection and remittance proce-dures for the 911 Emergency Sur-charge and the new Prepaid Wire-less 911 Emergency Surcharge. As of July 1, 2012, any sellerand wireless service provider thatsells prepaid wireless service,which includes prepaid wirelessairtime cards and prepaid wirelessminutes and plans, is responsiblefor collecting and remitting the 2percent Prepaid Wireless 911Emergency Surcharge.The 911 Emergency Surchargecollected and remitted by alltelecommunications serviceproviders, wireless serviceproviders, or Interconnected Voice
911 Emergency surcharge collectionsand remittance reminder
The South Dakota Brand Boardannounces an increase in thebrand inspection fee to 90 centsper head, effective Sept. 1, 2012.The brand inspection fee hasbeen 80 cents since 2007.Higher costs of the inspectionprogram necessitated the largerfee that is charged for requiredownership inspections of cattle,horses and mules before their sale,slaughter or removal from theLivestock Ownership Inspection Area west of the Missouri River.State Brand Board DirectorLarry Stearns also reminds ranch-ers that, as of July 1, leaving theownership inspection area withoutinspection is a Class 1 misde-meanor with a maximum penaltyof $2,000 and one year in jail.Because the drought hasprompted earlier fall cattle sales,Stearns says producers needinglocal inspections should contacttheir brand inspector as early aspossible before shipping day toavoid delays.For more information on the in-spection fee or to contact an in-spector, call the South DakotaState Brand Board at 877-574-0054 or visit www.sdbrandboard.com
Brand Board toincrease brandinspection fee
on your healthy lifestyle plan. Y Yell, “Hooray!” When youlose weight, be proud. When yougain weight, be proud that you aredoing something to remedy it.Z – Zip into your new, healthierlife.TOPS Club Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the originalweight-loss support and wellnesseducation organization. Foundedmore than 64 years ago, TOPS isthe only nonprofit, noncommercialweight-loss organization of itskind. TOPS promotes successfulweight management with a “RealPeople. Real Weight Loss.SM” phi-losophy that combines supportfrom others at weekly chaptermeetings, healthy eating, regularexercise, and wellness informa-tion. TOPS has about 170,000members – male and female, ageseven and older – in nearly 10,000chapters throughout the UnitedStates and Canada. Visitors are welcome to attendtheir first TOPS meeting free of charge. Membership is affordableat just $28 per year in the U.S.and $32 per year in Canada, plusnominal chapter fees. To find alocal chapter, view www.tops.orgor call (800) 932-8677.
The ABCs of a slimming lifestyle -----
 August and September aretimes of year when kids enter anew school season - and manyadults notice fresh-start feelings of their own, too. With the newschool year upon us, TOPS Club,Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly),the nonprofit weight-loss supportorganization, offers “ABCs” toguide you on the road to weightloss and a healthier lifestyle. A– Ais for All the added sugaryou will trim from your diet. Be-sides sweets, keep in mind thatsugar is in many processed foods,such as crackers, frozen pizza, andcanned soups. Read food labels.B – Begin your food planning atthe supermarket. You can’t eat athome what you don’t buy at thestore.C – Chewing longer gives yourstomach more time to let yourbrain know it’s getting full.D – Don’t eat if you’re not trulyhungry.E – Make Exercise a habit inyour life by engaging in physicalactivities that you enjoy and won’tdread doing. Consider walking,hiking, bicycling, swimming, ordancing.F – Find a hobby. Busy handsare less likely to reach for food.G – Buy yourself a small, non-food Gift when the going getstough and your spirits are low.H – H is for the good Health youwill enjoy as you eat sensibly.I – I is for the Information andInspiration you will receive as aTOPS member at your weeklychapter meeting – and for theInches that fall off as the poundsdrop away.J – Jazz up your life with some-thing great: a new outfit, newwalking shoes, new book, or evena new hairstyle.K – Have an appetite Killer athand. Consider fresh fruit, crispraw vegetables, or a glass of re-freshing ice water with lemon tocurb cravings.L– Learn healthful eatinghabits and familiarize yourself with nutrition facts.M – Make up your mind thatyou really want to lose weight. Youcan fool yourself, but you can’t foolthe scales.N – Nobody can lose weight foryou. TOPS can open the door.O – TOPS provides the Opportu-nity to learn new tips about sensi-ble eating.P– Plant your new image firmlyin your mind.Q – Quiz yourself on your eatinghabits. Don’t let day-to-day prob-lems and emotions control yourdiet.R – Reward yourself with ameaningful, non-food item or ac-tivity as you “take off pounds sen-sibly.” Keep thinking thin.S – Simmer a bowl of broth-based soup on the stove. It’s a fill-ing and inexpensive way to controlyour appetite.T – Top your table with attrac-tive dishes to make nutritiousmeals even more enjoyable.U – Understand that you arewhat you eat. Be the person youreally want to be. V – Wave the flag of Victory, butkeep your nose to the grindstone.Reaching out to a friend or TOPSmember for support may be justwhat you need to keep you on theright track.W – Watch out for temptation.X – Cross your fingers – espe-cially when eating out. Decide inadvance the foods you can orderthat will work best in keeping you
The Bison Courier •
Thursday, August 23, 2012
• Page 3
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Saturday, August 25 • 8:30 p.m.
Wear your favorite team colors!
No one under 21 allowed!
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Every 1st Wed. of the month
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 August 24 - 27
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South Dakota Game Fish andParks will be offering an onlineplus field day Huntsafe course inPerkins County. The exact timeand date of the field day will be de-termined later but will not be laterthan September 14th. Any one in-terested in the course needs to callKeith Mutschler at 605-374-7726.The student taking the coursemust turn 11 years old by Decem-ber 31st 2012. You must completethe online portion of the course be-fore attending the field day. At theend of the field day the studentswill take a test and after success-fully completing it a hunter safetycard will be issued.To complete the online portiongo to HYPERLINK "http://www.ihea .com/hunter-edu-cation/online-courses.php"http://www.ihea. com/hunter-edu-cation/online-courses.php . Onceon the page scroll down to the bot-tom and select your desired lan-guage and proceed. The onlineportion should take less than 10hours to complete. You must printoff all 14 quizzes to show you suc-cessfully completed the course.
Online huntsafe course
Fall is just around the cornerand the time of year has arrivedwhen we start seeing dead deer,typically white-tails, found nearthe water. This is mainly causedby EHD or Epizootic hemorrhagicdisease. EHD is a viral diseasecaused by a bite from a midge(small fly). Once a deer is infected,EHD progresses very rapidly.Deer develop a high fever, appeardisorientated and salivate exces-sively with death being the end re-sult. Because of the high feverdeer often go to water to drink andare ultimately found dead in ornear a body of water. Livestockare generally unaffected by EHDand ranchers should not be con-cerned of risk to their livestock.SD Game Fish and Parks knowsthis is something that takes placeoften in SD but like to keep trackof it and test sick animals whenpossible to confirm the presence of EHD. Only live animals showingsymptoms can be tested. Animalsthat have already died can not betested for EHD, but we are able tosometimes determine suspectEHD by investigating dead deer. Anyone seeing dead or sick deerplease call 605-374-7726. Eventhough these deer have died natu-rally it is illegal by state law topossess them without receivingpermission from a conservation of-ficer. Your help is greatly appreci-ated.
Whitetail deer affected by disease
The death tax threatens family farms and businesses
 By Senator John Thune
South Dakota businesses thatclassify their operations as “familyowned and operated” take pride inthat description. Family farmers,ranchers, and businesses areproud to pass on their legaciesfrom one generation to the nextknowing their lifetime of hardwork has paid off and their goodfamily name will continue. It isimportant to them that future gen-erations have the opportunity tocare for their land and contributeto the communities they hold dear.It often takes generations to builda flourishing family business, andfor some businesses only one badWashington policy to destroy it.Unfortunately one proposalcoming out of the Democrat-ledSenate could be just that devastat-ing to a very large number of South Dakota’s family farms,ranches, and small businesses. Re-cently, Senate Democrats passedlegislation on a party-line vote of 51 to 48 that would increase taxeson small businesses and middleclass families. Additionally, if en-acted, this bill would return thecurrent $5 million death tax ex-emption to $1 million next year,and would raise the tax rate fromthe current top rate of 35 percentto an exorbitant 55 percent. Notonly would this tax devastate fam-ily farms and businesses, but itwould also hit them at the worsttime, when they are mourning theloss of a loved one. The tax wouldforce grieving families to make dif-ficult decisions about how to pay atax on a loved one’s life savings,business, or real estate, acquiredwith income already taxed when itwas initially earned.This proposed tax would take anespecially hard toll on SouthDakota’s ranchers and farmers be-cause the value of their agricul-tural land has steadily increasedover the past several years. Basedon the most recent U.S. Depart-ment of Agriculture (USDA) data,about one-half of South Dakota’sfarmers and ranchers would benegatively impacted by the deathtax proposal recently passed bythe Senate. Since many familyfarms are land rich but cash poor,this punitive tax leaves the nextgeneration with little choice but tosell family holdings to pay thedeath tax. According to USDA, be-tween 2000 and 2011, the value of farm real estate in South Dakotahas appreciated $720 per acre, or189 percent. This means the valueof the average farm in SouthDakota can be well above the $1million exemption amount thatwas included in the Senate-passedtax bill and would make them sub- ject to the devastating death tax.I believe that repeal of the de-structive death tax is critical tokeeping family farms and busi-nesses intact across South Dakota.Earlier this year, I introduced theDeath Tax Repeal Permanency Actwhich would permanently repealthe federal death tax and the gen-eration skipping transfer tax. I amcommitted to promoting policiesthat provide incentives to growfamily business and support build-ing our economy, which starts witha permanent end to this unfairtax.
Well done, you deservethe success. All yourhardwork, efforts anddedication paid off.Keep up the good workand more success issure to follow.

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