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Bison Courier, January 10, 2013

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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 57620-042 Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198 
Volume 30Number 30January 10, 2013
Includes Tax
s & Happenings
Everyone is invited
to a babyshower for Sharla Veal & baby girlat 1:00 PM on January 20th at thehome of Todd & Kim Veal, 302 E.Main St. in Bison
.Stateline Right to Life
will havethe food stand and a bake sale onFriday, January 11, 2013 at theBison Home Game. Your HelpNeeded!
 Arrow Transit
provides trans-portation for appointments, shop-ping and more. Rapid city trips are1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesdayfor $30.00. Lemmon to Bismarcktrips are 2nd Wednesday and 4ththursday for $25.00. lemmon tiDickinson 1st Wednesday for$20.00. Call for information 374-3189.
Gov. Daugaard announces $5.1 millionfor environmental projects
Gov. Dennis Daugaard an-nounced today that the stateBoard of Water and Natural Re-sources has approved nearly $5.1million in grants and loans fordrinking water, wastewater, andstorm water projects. The boardmet Friday via the Digital DakotaNetwork.The $5,098,950 total includes$1.56 million in grants and grantamendments and more than $3.5million in low-interest loans.“Making grant and loan fundsavailable for these projects will re-sult in better drinking water, im-proved wastewater treatment, andenhanced protection of the envi-ronment,” the Governor said.The grants and loans awardedby the board are administeredthrough the South Dakota Depart-ment of Environment and NaturalResources (DENR).Grants were awarded to:Bear Butte Valley Water, $500,000for regional water system.
Bison, $19,350 amendment forstorm water management sys-tem.
Eagle Butte, $260,000 amendmentfor wastewater facilities improve-ments.Pierre, $210,000 for Lincoln Av-enue storm sewer.South Eastern Council of Govern-ments (SECOG), $120,000 amend-ment for regional recycling andsolid waste revolving loan fund Aloan was awarded to:Spearfish, $3,254,000 for westzone water tank and main project.Grant and loan packages wereawarded to: Astoria, $368,700grant and $235,000 loan for waste-water system improvements.Twin Brooks, $81,900 grant and$50,000 loan for connection toGrant-Roberts Rural Water Sys-temThe grants and loans wereawarded from DENR’s Consoli-dated Water Facilities Construc-tion Program, Solid Waste Man-agement Program, DrinkingWater State Revolving Fund Pro-gram, and Clean Water State Re-volving Fund Program.The Consolidated Water Facili-ties Construction Program pro-vides grants and loans for water,wastewater, and watershed proj-ects statewide. The Solid WasteManagement Program providesgrants and loans for solid wastedisposal, recycling, and waste tireprojects. The Drinking WaterState Revolving Fund Programprovides low-interest loans forpublic drinking water system proj-ects. The Clean Water State Re-volving Fund Program provideslow-interest loans for wastewaterand storm water projects.
United Blood Services issuesinvitation: find the hero in you
Hero status isn’t reserved onlyfor those brave men and womenwho rush into burning buildings orstep into the front lines of war.“There’s a hero in all of us.” saidLori Liebman, Donor RecruitmentDirector of United Blood Services,this area’s non-profit communityblood service provider. “Ordinarypeople are saving lives every day.They do it while they are on lunchbreak or while they are runningerrands. They have found the heroin themselves by donating blood.Several years ago, United BloodServices took the innovative stepof highlighting donors rather thanpatients in its blood drive postersand materials. The organizationcontinues that focus with a newnational marketing campaign thatinvites people to “Find the Hero in You” by donating blood three timesa year. “We asked a donor, a youngman, why he gives so consistentlythree or four times a year,” saidLiebman. “He said, ‘It feels so goodto save someone’s life. Who wouldyou do it just once?’”To encourage the habit of blooddonation, United Blood Serviceshas expanded its reward program.Donors can earn points for donat-ing frequently and staying in-volved year after year. The pointsare redeemable for movie andrestaurant gift certificates andother prizes. YOu can find the Hero in You atthe upcoming January 23, 2013blood drive, on Wednesday, from11:45 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at theGrand Electric Social Room. Con-tact Bernice Kari at 244-5472 foran appointment. Volunteer blood donors must be atleast 16 years old, weigh at least110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight require-ments apply to donors 22 andyounger, and donors who are 16 or17 in certain areas, must have asigned permission slip from a par-ent of guardian. Potential donorscan make an appointment by call-ing 244-5472.Sponsored by the Hurry andHustle Club.
Private pesticide applicatorcertification trainings for2013 begin January 4
SDSU Extension will host Pri-vate Pesticide Applicator Certifica-tion Trainings beginning Jan. 4. Anyone planning to apply any pes-ticides to an agriculture commoditypotentially worth $ 1,000 or more,need to receive certification as aprivate pesticide applicator, ex-plains Buyung Hadi, SDSU Exten-sion Pesticide Education andUrban Entomology Coordinator."It does not matter what pesti-cide you apply whether it is herbi-cide, insecticide or fungicide youneed to be certified as a Private Ap-plicator," Hadi said.There are three options to getcertified. Aperson many attend a three-hour recertification class at any cer-tification site listed below. Alternatively, they may stop bythe local Regional Extension Cen-ter and pick-up the materials tocomplete the open-book, home-study exam,or the person may take the Pri-vate Applicator exam on-line at theDepartment of Agriculture's web-site, http://apps.sd.gov/doa/pwt/. Although it is the law to becomecertified, Hadi says there are otherbenefits to becoming certified."Certification gives you the toolsto apply pesticides properly, safelyand profitably. The certification isgood for five years and allows appli-cators to buy and apply general andrestricted use pesticides," he said.During the trainings, SDSU Ex-tension personnel will cover theSouth Dakota rules and regulationsabout applying pesticides. Depend-ing on the location, we will also dis-cuss local pest management issues,be it insect pests, weeds or diseases.There is no charge for attendingthe private applicator class or tak-ing the open-book home-studyexam to become certified or recerti-fied as a private pesticide applica-tor. Acomplete list of Private Appli-cator Trainings is available at:http://www.sdstate.edu/ps/exten-sion/pat/pat-county-dates.cfm.Or visithttp://igrow.org/agronomy/other-crops/Feel free to contact any of theseRegional Extension CentersPierre – 773-8120; Lemmon – 374-4177; Rapid City – 394-1722;Winner - 842-1267.
Grants available to fund after-school programs
 Applications for the next roundof 21st Century CommunityLearning Center, or 21st CCLC,grants are now available online.The centers provide students withacademic enrichment opportuni-ties and activities designed to com-plement the studentsregularschool instruction.Grant award amounts rangefrom $50,000 to $150,000 per year,and the life of the grant is fiveyears. While funds are oftenawarded to schools, other organi-zations are also eligible to apply.The grants must specifically sup-port programs offered outside of regular school hours.The learning centers are in-tended to assist students fromhigh-poverty and low-performingschools in need of additional sup-port. Funding for the grants comesfrom the federal government inthe form of formula grants to thestates. Because it is authorizedunder the No Child Left Behindlaw, programming must includean academic component and con-tent-specific enrichment activities.“These funds help provide safeand supportive environments thatoffer young people meaningful andinteresting learning opportuni-ties,” said Sue Burgard, who over-sees the 21st CCLC grant programfor the South Dakota Departmentof Education.Grant applications must be sub-mitted to the South Dakota De-partment of Education by March1. To help potential applicantswith the process, the 21st CCLCteam has set up two opportunitiesto take part in a webinar. Webi-nars are scheduled for Jan. 23 and24 and will provide guidance anda chance for questions. Webinarparticipants must pre-register byJan. 16. While not required, appli-cants are strongly encouraged toparticipate in one of the webinars.Webinar schedule and registra-tion are available online athttp://www.doe.sd.gov/oatq/21cent.aspx or by contacting Jill Cotton at(605) 773-4693 or jill.cotton@state.sd.us
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Thursday, January 10, 2013
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Social Security announces new online servicesavailable with a my Social Security Account
Michael J. Astrue, Commis-sioner of Social Security, today an-nounced the agency is expandingthe services available with a mySocial Security account, a person-alized online account that peoplecan use beginning in their workingyears and continuing throughoutthe time they receive Social Secu-rity benefits. More than 60 millionSocial Security beneficiaries andSupplemental Security Income(SSI) recipients can now accesstheir benefit verification letter,payment history, and earningsrecord instantly using their onlineaccount. Social Security benefici-aries also can change their ad-dress and start or change directdeposit information online.“We are making it even easierfor people to do their business withus from the comfort of their home,office, or library,” Commissioner Astrue said. “I encourage peopleof all ages to take advantage of ouraward-winning online services andcheck out the new features avail-able through an online my SocialSecurity account.”Social Security beneficiaries andSSI recipients with a my Social Se-curity account can go online andget an official benefit verificationletter instantly. The benefit verifi-cation letter serves as proof of in-come to secure loans, mortgagesand other housing, and state orlocal benefits. Additionally, peopleuse the letter to prove currentMedicare health insurance cover-age, retirement or disability sta-tus, and age. People can print orsave a customized letter.Social Security processed nearlynine million requests for benefitverification letters in the pastyear. This new online service al-lows people to conduct businesswith Social Security without hav-ing to visit an office or make aphone call, and very often wait fora letter to arrive in the mail. Italso will reduce the time spent byemployees completing these re-quests and free them to focus onother workloads.People age 18 and older can signup for an account at www.socialse-curity.gov/myaccount. Once there,they must be able to provide infor-mation about themselves and an-swers to questions that only theyare likely to know. After complet-ing the secure verification process,people can create a my Social Se-curity account with a unique username and password to access theirinformation.People age 18 and older who arenot receiving benefits can sign upfor a my Social Security account toget a personalized online SocialSecurity Statement. The onlineStatement provides eligible work-ers with secure and convenient ac-cess to their Social Security earn-ings and benefit information, andestimates of future benefits theycan use to plan for their retire-ment. In addition, the portal alsoincludes links to informationabout other online services, suchas applications for retirement, dis-ability and Medicare.“Given our significantly reducedfunding, we have to find innova-tive ways to continue to meet theneeds of the American peoplewithout compromising service,”said Commissioner Astrue. “Thesenew enhancements will allow us toprovide faster service to more peo-ple in more places.”For more information, please goto www.socialsecurity.gov/myac-count.
Nutrition SiteMenu
Thursday, Januaury 10
Roast porkcompany potatoescooked cabbageplums
Friday, January 11
Porcupine meatballs w/gravymashed potatoesgreen beanspeachesoatmeal blueberry muffin
Monday, January 14
Swiss steak w/tom. & onionsmashed potatoespeasfruit cocktail
Tuesday, January 15
Hawaiian chicken saladsliced tomatoesapple crisp w/toppingcornbread muffin
Wednesday, January 16
BBQ roast beefbaked potatobroccolipears
Dr. Jason M. HafnerDr. David J. Prosser
Faith Clinic
1st & 3rd Wed. of the month
Buffalo Clinic
2nd & 4th Wed. of the month
Bison High art class takes field trip
Justin Moody, Paden Sexton, Cody Buer, Drake Butsavage, Reed Arneson and Reece Leonardlisten intently as Jeffrey Johnson explains the art of taxidermy.
The Bison High School art classtook a field trip to Jeffrey Johnson’staxidermy workshop on December10, 2012. Johnson a 2009 graduateof BHS walked the students throughthe process of working with an ani-mal that he has been commissionedto mount for a customer. Johnson, agraduate of a taxidermy school inNorth Dakota showed how he startsa habitat and tries to make the ani-mal look like it is in the wild. He toldthe students more than once that hisgoal is to make it look good enoughthat the hunter’s wife will allow it tobe hung up in her house.Johnson also explained to the stu-dent’s that everything boils down tothe details and stated that good ref-erence photos are a must. Johnsonhad different mounts that he hadcompleted and some that were stillin the process for the students tolook over.The students were allowed to testout Johnson’s airbrush which heuses mostly on fish. Fish start losingtheir color as soon ar they are takenout of the water and there were ex-amples of grey dull looking fish thatwere waiting to be painted andbrought back to life by Johnson’s tal-ented hands. There was a hugeNorthern that Johnson is workingon and he stated that it was verytime consuming and tedious. He lis-tens to sports and music while heworks.The students were shown a set of long horns from a steer that Johnsonis working on for the Faith School.The students requested that John-son mount a cardinal for the BisonSchool.Sophomore, Dillon Collins statedthat taxidermy takes a lot of timeand hard work, although you get touse some pretty cool tools.Marranda Hulm learned that youshould probably go to school for taxi-dermy and it takes a lot of talent andpatience, because there are manysteps before an animal is complete.I learned that there is a base moldfor basically every animal even di-nosaurs, I learned that planningahead is a necessary for the basesstated Reed Arneson BHS freshman.Cody Buer learned that there is aplastic foam mold inside the animalsand how to use an airbrush.The art class, Donald Kraemerand Tarina Zebrowski-Kopren wouldlike to thank Jeffrey for the inform-ative presentation and tour that hegave them. We learned a lot. Thank You!!
The Bison Courier •
Thursday, January 10, 2013
• Page 3
The reward for giving -
Why do people give or volunteer?
 By Richard P. Holm MD
Philosophers have argued foryears if humans are capable of giv-ing without the benefits outweighingthe costs. That question turnsaround the value of feeling goodabout doing good. Other experts de-fine altruism as giving only for self-ish gain, which is different from giv-ing as a selfless act, which is differ-ent from giving as a duty. Anotherresearcher said that selfless actsseem to come more often as the otherguy’s needs become more desperate.I am convinced, whatever the mo-tive, when the result is helpful thenthe act is still good. There are manyexamples in my life of people whohave helped me without a lot of ex-pectation of reward, starting withmy parents. I remember at least twopiano accompanists who selflesslyhad to listen for hours at my variousattempts at trumpet and singingsolos; and then there was Bob Leewho gave up his limited time-off tobe the chaperone on a very rigorousBoy Scout canoe trip to the boundarywaters. Lots of giving for little re-turn!I think the shining example of al-truism in our society is in the field of education. When I think back on allthe DeSmet teachers and coacheswho mentored me and my class-mates, from grade school on up, I amfilled with warm gratitude for theexamples of compassion, fairness,and worlds of knowledge that pouredforth from those poorly-paid prairietutors.There are many studies that provea strong connection between volun-teerism and giving with health andwellbeing. One four-year study in agroup of 55 and older volunteers in-dicated that their generosity re-sulted in a 44% reduction in deathrate. Another indicated that not onlyare kinder people happier, but thathappier people are kinder. Appar-ently generosity increases rightalong with measurements of sad tohappy. What’s more, gratitude goesGinger Ann Kolb and KurtMatthew Brauer were united inmarriage on Friday, September 28,2012 at Gethsemane LutheranChurch in Omaha, Nebraska. Thewedding ceremony was officiated byPastor Steven Helwig.Parents of the couple are Brianand Kay Kolb, Prairie City, SD andSteve and Deb Brauer and Kay andBob Schulz, all of Norfolk, NE.The bride was escorted to thealtar by her father to the strains of "Rondeau". Special music duringthe ceremony was provided byCherry Kolb, sister of the bride, whoplayed "The Lord's Prayer" on the vi-olin, accompanied by Sue Bollich onthe piano. Other special music wasprovided by Kurt Rosenbaum, uncleof the bride, who sang "He Has Cho-sen Me For You", and Sue Bollich onthe organ.Cherry Kolb, sister of the bride,served as maid of honor, and LeslieBrauer, sister of the bride, served asmatron on honor. Bridesmaids wereJennifer Kom, cousin of the bride,and Meghan Case and Kelly Hipple,friends of the couple.Best men were Justin Brauer andMichael Brauer, brothers of thegroom. Groomsmen were LucasJung and John Wiskus, friends of the couple, and Josh Kleensang,brother of the groom.Serving as flower girls were Ade-lyn Brauer, niece of the couple, and Aureylia Ahlmann, niece of thegroom. Sawyer Jung, friend of thecouple, served as ring bearer. An elegant dinner reception anddance was held at the DoubletreeHotel in downtown Omaha followingthe ceremony.The couple makes their home inOmaha. Kurt works for the OmahaFire Department and Ginger worksfor Excel Physical Therapy. Theywill honeymoon in Thailand in Feb-ruary 2013.
Kolb and Brauer wed in September
hand in hand with kindness, helpingboth the giver and the receiver.So, why do people volunteer?There are many reasons, but I thinka sense of gratitude and wishing togive back leads the way for most.But whatever the motive, whenthe result is beneficial then the actis still good. And the best part is that volun-teering rewards the giver with bet-ter health.
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