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Bison Courier, September 27, 2012

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Women: Have you ever asked aranch management question andnot understood the answer? Haveyou ever signed papers at the bankor FSAand not really understoodwhat they were for? Have youbeen thinking about if you haveenough insurance or an estateplan? Have you wished you knewmore about marketing your cattleor crops?If you answered “yes” to any oneof these questions then you are aperfect candidate for Annie’sPro- ject. Annie’s Project was designedto empower women by providingdetailed ranch management infor-mation and build networks be-tween women. Over a six week pe-riod women will learn how to de-velop financial records, learn keycommunication skills, ask ques-tions about retirement and estateplanning, expand marketingknowledge, all while having fun inasupportive learning environ-ment.Classes meet once a week begin-ning October 23 in Faith at the American Legion. The classes con-tinue October 30, November 6, 13,20 and 27. The cost is $150 perperson and meals will be served ateach session. Contact Robin at theLemmon Regional Extension Cen-ter, 374-4177 for more detailsabout Annie’s Project. Pre-regis-tration is due by October 19. Classspace is limited.
Women wanted..
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 
The
$1.00
Volume 30Number 15September 27, 2012
Includes Tax
Highlight 
 
s & Happenings
Stateline Right to Life
will have abooth at the Coal Springs CraftFair/Flea Market located at the An-tique Show and Threshing Bee on Sat-urday, September 29th from 10:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. We will have baked goodsas well as garden produce and cannedgoods. Donations for our sale are grate-fully accepted. These may be left withDiana Landis or Teddi Carlson inBison, or at the booth itself. See you atthe Fair.
South Dakota Farmers Union
members of District 6 are invited toSmoky’s at Meadow, Saturday, October6. At 6 p.m. the Perkins County Farm-ers Union will meet and at 6:30 spon-sor a steak supper for members. At 7p.m. will be the District Fall meeting.
Farewell Party
for Linda & KevinHanson, October 6, 7p.m. at the BisonBar, bring your favorite snack.
Homecoming Royalty 2012
King Lane Kopren and Queen Shelly Peck will reside over homecoming activities. Monday wasMatthew Sandgren Blue Day, Tuesday was Ninja Day, Wednesday is Hobo Day, Thursday isCelebrity Day and Friday is Spirit Day and they will be having Cardinal Olympics.
Be a HERO give blood
Chapman Rambouillet takes top honors
Lenard and Beau Chapman at the Newell Ram Show. Their ramreceived Grand Champion Rambouillet and Supreme Cham-pion Overall breeds, the ram was purchased by Veit Rambouil-let of Glad Valley, SD. The Chapman's also won the PremierPen of Range Rams.
fasting is required.“We use the ‘total cholesterol’test because it’s important fordonors to have healthy meal be-fore they donate,” says Lori Lieb-man, United Blood Services DonorRecruitment Director. It is recom-mended that adults 20 years andolder have a different cholesteroltest, called a lipoprotein profile,every 5 years. Alipoprotein profilerequires a 12-hour fast and is doneat a physician’s office or lab.Donors can check their confiden-tial results at www.bloodhero.comthe week after their donation.Community to show it’s all heartat Blood Drive, FREE cholesterolscreening for blood donors.Local residents have the oppor-tunity to celebrate life by joiningin the community blood drive from11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., onWednesday, October 3, 2012, atthe Grand Electric Social Room. And now, not only will people havea great feeling after donatingblood at the drive, but they’ll beable to check their total cholesterollevel. united Blood Services does a“total cholesterol” test that allowsdonors to eat before the test - noBlood donors must be 16 years orolder and in good health. Addi-tional height/weight requirementsapply to donors 22 and younger,and donors who are 16 or 17 in cer-tain areas, must have signed per-mission from a parent or guardian.Donors are asked to bring photoID and Donor card every time theydonate. First-time donors receivea donor card with their blood typein the mail shortly after their firstdonation.Contact Bernice Kari for infor-mation 605-244-5472.
 
Page 2 • The Bison Courier •
Thursday, September 27, 2012
THE BISON COURIER
Periodicals Postage Paid at Bison, SD 57620POSTAL PERMIT #009-944
Published weekly every Thursday by Ravellette Publ., Inc.at POBox 429, Bison SD 57620-0429
 Telephone: 605-244-7199 • Fax: 605-244-7198
E-mail Addresses: courier@sdplains.comcouriernews@sdplains.comSUBSCRIPTION RATES:
Bison............................................................................$36.04Meadow, Shadehill, Prairie City, Reva & Lodgepole........$35.36Lemmon........................................................................$36.04in state........................................................$39.00 + sales taxout of state (
Includes all Hettinger addresses.) 
...$39.00 (no tax)
POSTMASTER:
Send address changes to The Bison Courier, POBox 429, Bison SD 57620-0429
Deadlines:
Display and Classified Advertising: Mon-days at 12:00 p.m. Legals: Fridays at 12:00 p.m.
Publisher:
Don Ravellette
News/Office Manager:
Arlis Seim
Ad Sales:
Beth Hulm (244-5231),beth@sdplains.com
COPYRIGHT:
Ravellette Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Nothing may bereprinted, photocopied or in any way reproduced from this publication, in wholeor in part, without the written consent of the publisher.
DAKOTACONCERT ASSOCIATIONSEASON TICKETS
are on sale at KB Jewelers, Hettingerfrom Board membersor at the first Concert, Tues., Oct. 9Hettinger School Auditorium7:30 pm MTDCAConcerts come to this area throughthe Allied Concert Association
Besler Gravel & Trucking, LLC 244-5600 
Gravel, River Rock,Scoria and Land- scaping Rock avail- able! 
Call for a quote.
Nutrition SiteMenu
Thursday, September 27
Meatloafparsley potatoesbaked squashapple juicechocolate pudding w/topping
Friday, September 28
Breaded baked fishcompany potatoesstewed tomatoes tropical fruit 
Monday, October 1
Spaghetti w/meat saucepeas tossed salad w/dressingfrench breadpeaches
Tuesday, October 2
Pork roast mashed potatoes w/gravycorn o’briencrunchy cranberry salad whole wheat rolls
Wednesday, October 3
Salisbury steakbaked brown ricesteamed cabbageparsley carrotsapricots
press your opinions to the new andold town board members thatwould force us to make this deci-sion. If anyone would be interestedin buying the Prairie Lounge andproperty it is priced at$150,000.00, the exact amount Ipaid for it. The price will not be ne-gotiable because I have no prob-lem letting it set vacant. Yet againwe have always appreciated ourgood customers and sorry for yourinconvenience.
Sincerely/s/ Wade KoprenWade Kopren
The Prairie Lounge will be closingon December 22, 2012. As we willnot operate a business in a townwho's board makes up and en-forces rules with certain citizensand fails to implement them withothers. So thank you to all theloyal customers we have had inthe past nine years. Be sure to ex-
Letter To The Editor
To Whom it May concern 
Dr. Jason M. HafnerDr. David J. Prosser
OPTOMETRIST
Faith Clinic
Every 1st Wed. of the month
Buffalo Clinic
Every 3rd Wed. of themonth
1-800-648-0760
Street and Coleman Avenue ear-lier this week. Pictured above are:The Yellow Ribbon program be-came popular in 1981 to welcome American hostages home fromIran. According to The American FolkLife Center at the Library of Con-gress in Washington D.C., “On theCBS broadcast of January 28,Penelope Laingen, wife of the U.S.Chargé d'Affaires in Tehran, BruceLaingen, was shown outside herhome in Bethesda, Maryland. ‘It just came to me,’she said, ‘to givepeople something to do, ratherthan throw dog food at Iranians. Isaid, 'Why don't they tie a yellowribbon around an old oak tree?'That's how it started." Mrs. Lain-gen was also quoted in the Wash-ington Post, "So I'm standing andThe South Dakota NationalGuard 842nd Engineering hascompleted their one-year tour to Afghanistan and will arrive backin Spearfish on Thursday. Allalong the way there will be YellowRibbons hung on fence posts, util-ity poles and trees. Welcome Homefestivities include a family picnic,the de-activation ceremony at the Young Center and three parades -in Belle Fourche, Spearfish andSturgis. Two Bison soldiers, KirkHulm and Carson Chord, areamongst the 160+ soldiers whohave all returned safely. Otherswith Perkins County ties includeDoyle Udager, Adam Dauwen,Hank Uhrig Edward Jeulfs andJosh Guthmiller. Agroup of volunteers hung Yel-low Ribbons on Bison’s Mainwaiting and praying . . . and one of these days Bruce is going to untiethat yellow ribbon. It's going to beout there until he does." Since thattime, the yellow ribbon symbolhad become a banner throughwhich families can express theirdetermination to be reunited withtheir absent loved ones.The American Folk Life Centerhas attempted to trace the originof the yellow ribbon and they don’thave an exact answer. There wasthe popular song by Irwin Levineand L. Russell Brown, copyrightedin 1972, "Tie a Yellow RibbonRound the Ole Oak Tree" and an-other, “Around Her Neck She Worea Yellow Ribbon,” that gained pop-ularity in a 1940’s John Waynemovie. That song was alreadyaround during the Civil War andthere’s documentation that yellowribbons were worn by sweetheartsand wives of the men who foughtin that war. The custom probablydidn’t originate in this country!There is documentation found inthe unearthing of Pompeii, Italy. A painting unearthed there after theeruption of Mt. Vesuvius shows aman standing next to a tree witha large yellow ribbon wrappedaround it. During the EnglishCivil War, the Puritan Army of English Parliament wore yellowribbons and yellow sashes onto thebattlefield. There are other docu-mentation's, as well.However it originated, today, inthe United States of America, the Yellow Ribbon has come to meanfamily and community support forU.S. military personnel.The yellow ribbon was donatedby the Hurry & Hustle Commu-nity Club.
842nd returns to South Dakota to a display of Yellow Ribbons
Dustina Chord, Carolyn Hendricks, Peggy Veal, Beth Hulm,Vera Kramer and Diana Landis put up yellow ribbons for thesoldiers.
 
The Bison Courier •
Thursday, September 27, 2012
• Page 3
A new feature at the Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival this yearwas the Cabella’s Challenge Dutch Oven cook-off. This is acompetition sanctioned by the International Dutch Oven or-ganization. There were 47 entrants in three categories – dessert, breads and main dishes. Moriah Walker of Summersetand her mother Margie Hershey of Bison entered the compe-tition as the team “Two Amigos.” They placed third in thedessert division, second in the breads and first in the maindish competition. They were then awarded the overall cham-pionship which qualifies them to compete at the World DutchOven competition in Salt Lake City in 2013.
Cabella’s Challenge Dutch Oven cook-off
Hershey and Walker win overall 
September 17, 2012 • 7lbs .04oz • 19 3/4Proud parents Lindsey & Grant, Lemmon, SD GrandparentsMike & Patty Schweitzer, Lemmon, SD Brenda Schweitzer, Brookings, SD Kelly & Barbie Serr, Bison, SD Great Grandparents
Alice Ashmore, Lemmon, SD Warren & Marge Linderman, West Port, WA the late Dorothy Serr 
Adalyn Lorene Schweitzer 
Rural Women in America’s 10th an-nual conference will be held on Satur-day, October 6, 2012 in Bowman, NorthDakota. Women of all walks of life areinvited to attend this award-winningevent.Women enjoy nationally acclaimedmotivational speakers and leaders, 45-minute workshops, musical entertain-ment, shopping opportunities, chancesto win $1,000 in gift cards, and a ban-quet-style luncheon."Our 10th anniversary theme is allabout celebrating the Spirit of aWoman. We encourage all women of allages, backgrounds, living in town orthe country to attend RWAand cele-brate their spirit. We are proud tobring this caliber of an event to thewomen of our rural communities, "Camie Janikowski, committee co-chairsaid.The idea for this popular conferencewas hatched by a committee of localwomen in 2002. This group of leadersdrew up a plan to educate women inthe region – and its impact has touchedsome 1,200 women throughout its his-tory. The committee sets to create aday for women, designed and organ-ized by other women in the tri-state re-gion. Rural Women in America givesopportunity to mingle with a dynamicgroup of rural women and enjoy na-tionally recognized speakers.The keynote speakers will bringmessages of hope, inspiration, and cap-ture the Spirit of a Woman. Acclaimedspeaker and storywriter, Renee’Ron-gen, of Fertile, Minnesota, takes youon a sidesplitting safari to hunt andcapture the elusive, universal spirit of every woman. Sharply perceptive,Renee’s message is upbeat and unfor-gettable.Roxana Saberi, a Fargo native, hadbeen living and working in Iran fornearly six years when four men forcedher from her Tehran apartment onemorning in January 2009. That morn-ing she ended up in solitary confine-ment in the notorious Evin Prison. Sheauthored, Courage Under Fire, andwill share her story.This year, there will be amazing en-tertainment with the Jerde Family of Harding County, SD; a Nashville star,Rebecca Bingaman of Prairie City, SD,and Will & Kate2 and the Groovin’Grandpa's of Scranton, North Dakota.Inspiring education on cooking, foodselection, landscaping, technology anddecorating are also planned.Rural Women in America is de-signed to inspire women by celebrat-ing, cultivating, and connecting theirhearts and souls with other women liv-ing in rural America – empoweringthem to unlock their greatest potential.The women take home motivation, anddraw upon those new invigoratingideas throughout the year. It’s a daywomen are glowing. They are proud of their roots, and thriving in the beautyof their communities.The atmosphere of this day is elec-trifying! Here, dreams are born. Here,leaders emerge. If a woman is seekingto meet new people, it’s a perfect at-mosphere to get acquainted.For more information, please con-tact the Bowman-Slope Soil Conserva-tion District at 701-523-5531, exten-sion 3. You can also find more informa-tion on the event at www.ruralwomeni-namerica.com
Rural Women in Americacelebrates 10th anniversary
ADutch oven is a thick-walled (usually castiron) cooking pot with a tight-fitting lid. Dutchovens have been used as cooking vesselsfor hundreds of years.

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