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Thursday, October 25
Pork chops w/celery saucesweet potatoesgreen beansfresh fruit
Friday, October 26
Mexican chicken soupunsalted crackersfruit slaw fruit crisp
Monday, October 29
Hamburger on w/w bunhash brownsbaked beans tomato slices on lettucepears
Tuesday, October 30
Turkey ala kingmashed potatoespeaslime perfection saladorange
Wednesday, October 31
Sweet & sour porkoven baked brown ricesteamed broccoliapricots
Sponsored by:Perkins County CFEL ClubProceeds go to theirScholarship Fund
Saturday, November 3, 20129 - 3 at the Bentley BuildingPerkins County FairgroundsBison, SD
Lunch served all day
Bison School District has com-pleted the required annual Ac-countability and Assessment Re-port. This report includes data onthe state, district, high school, jun-ior high and elementary levelsbased on the Dakota Step tests.Copies of the report for parentswere sent home with students lastweek on Wednesday, October 17.Copies were also placed in theMain Office at Bison School, theBison Post Office and the BisonPublic Library. More informationis available at the SD Departmentof Education website atdoe.sdgov/reportcard or by callingBison School.
Bison School completes accountability and assessment report
Bucyrus disaster relief fund establishedat Dakota Plains FCU
Dakota Plains Federal CreditUnion’s President/CEO Peter But-terfield announced today that thecredit union has established a“Bucyrus Disaster Relief Fund” attheir Hettinger, ND branch. Thecredit union will accept donationsfrom anyone wanting to help thefire victims. Donations may bemade payable to: Bucyrus ND Dis-aster Relief Fund, c/o DakotaPlains Federal Credit Union, 221S. Main St., PO Box 1020, Het-tinger, ND 58639.In addition, Dakota Plains FCUhas established a $50,000 pool of low-interest loans for memberswho have been affected by the fire.New members will also be eligiblefor the loans. The maximum loanamount will be $5,000 per house-hold. The APR will be 1.5% to bepaid back in 60 months. Theseloans will be administeredthrough the credit union’s Lem-mon, South Dakota or Hettinger,North Dakota branches only.Bucyrus, a small farming com-munity located in South WesternNorth Dakota, was devastated bya fire that took place on Wednes-day, October 17. While there wereno major injuries, the propertyloss was immense for the townthat has a population of 27, ac-cording to the latest census. Thestate fire marshal is investigatingthe cause of the fire that also de-stroyed about 70 electrical powerpoles and temporarily closed U.S.Highway 12. The area has beenextremely dry this fall and windswere reported to be as high as 71mph the day of the fire.Headquartered in Bismarck,Credit Union Association of theDakotas (CUAD) is the trade asso-ciation serving credit unions in theDakotas. CUAD serves 73 creditunions in North and SouthDakota, serving over 406,000members, with assets in excess of $4.6 billion. For more informationabout CUAD visit our website atwww.cuad.coopSecretary of State Jason Gant isencouraging students, teachers,and parents to participate in TheMy Voice™ National StudentMock Election on November 1.The mock election gives studentsacross the country the opportunityto cast their votes for candidatesin both the federal and state elec-tions. It also provides a forum forthem to talk about the issues theycare about this fall and beyond.Student voting begins on Octo-ber 25 and culminates on the Na-tional Mock Election day, Novem-ber 1, in advance of the election.South Dakota students, teachers,and parents are encouraged totake part by registering theirschools online at sdsos.gov or na-tionalmockelection.org.“South Dakota young voters aregiven the opportunity to partici-pate in the voting process whilelearning about the importance of using their own voice to sharetheir perspectives on important is-sues, said Gant. “For the first timethe National Student Mock Elec-tion will take place entirely online,as will student polling onstatewide and national topics, so-cial issues, education, and localcommunities.”Educators are encouraged to usethe free materials and curriculumdeveloped for the program to cre-ate thoughtful lessons leading upto and around the upcoming elec-tion of the president, U.S. senatorsand representatives, and stateelected officials.This program, a digital initia-tive of the Pearson Foundation,builds on the 30-year history of theNational Student Mock Election,the leading program in studentvoice. Co-founded by EdwardStanley and Gloria Kirshner in1980 as the National Student/Par-ent Mock Election, it still standsas the world’s largest nationalmock election after three decadesand 18 elections“It is never too early to start em-powering our future leaders to beinvolved and share their opinionsabout the issues currently facingour state and nation, stated Secre-tary Gant.For more information and toregister to vote, go to www.sdsos.gov or www.nationalmock-election.org.
Secretary of State Jason Gant encouragesstudents to participate in mock election
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ex-tended an Executive Order to haulover-width baled livestock feeduntil Dec. 21, 2012, in SouthDakota.The Executive Order statesthat, upon receipt of a permit, per-mission is granted to move over-width baled livestock feed not ex-ceeding 12-feet-wide or 15-feet-high for two hours after sunsetand two hours before sunrise. Theorder allows movement of over-width baled livestock feed untilcessation of the drought emer-gency, or no later than Dec. 21.Over-width vehicles must beequipped with flashing or rotatingwhite or amber warning lights oneach side of the load’s widest ex-tremity. The warning lights mustbe clearly visible to motorists ap-proaching from the front and rear.Movement under the ExecutiveOrder is valid only for baled live-stock feed.“This year’s persistent droughtconditions have left livestock pro-ducers across South Dakota withinadequate feed supplies,” saidSouth Dakota Secretary of Agri-culture Walt Bones. “Increasinghauling height and width restric-tions for baled hay will allow pro-ducers to move feed in a more effi-cient manner.”The normal size restriction onSouth Dakota highway loads is 14-feet, 3-inches high and 8-feet, 6-inches wide. Although height and width re-strictions for baled livestock feedhave been temporarily increasedby Executive Order, several high-ways in the state have width andheight restrictions in place be-cause of construction or perma-nent structures that cannot ac-commodate such large loads.Truckers are encouraged to checktheir routes ahead of time forthose restrictions.For information on permits, con-tact a South Dakota port of entryor call 800-637-3255.
Over-width baled livestock feed haulingextended 60 days in South Dakota