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Thursday, April 25, 2013
Bison Cemetery Association
will hold their annualmeeting on April 30, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the GrandElectric Social Room. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.
There will be an all school party
at theLions Park May 23, 2013 from 11 - 3. More info at alater date. All students are welcome.
citizens, dues of $10.00 are due. Pleasepay your dues so we can keep the center open, thebuilding is in need of repairs.
is meeting weekly in Bison.The group meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in thebasement of the Presbyterian Church. Everyone iswelcome.
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Thursday, April 25
Roast beefmashed potatoes w/gravy tomato spoon saladfruit cocktailcranberry orange bar
Friday, April 26
Breaded baked fishparsley potatoesglazed carrots vanilla pudding
Monday, April 29
pock chops w/celery saucesweet potatoesgreen beansplum
Tuesday, April 30
Swedish meatballs & noodlespeas, fruity slaw seasonal fruit
Wednesday, May 1NO MEALS
Administrative Professionalsweek is April 21 - 27
Bison ClinicThanks Susan Carmichael
Are you smarter thana third grader?
The morning of the Pautre fireour little girl read us the weatherforecast off the computer. She in-formed us that we were underhigh fire danger and a low pres-sure system with gusty winds.Later that day our yard got full of smoke and I was bombarded withquestions from her. She wanted toknow how the fire started andwhy? After I had tried to explainwhat had happened she looked atme and said (Dad that is just plainstupid).We went to town the same daythat the Forest Service met withthe fire victims. Heavily armedrangers with attack dogs werepresent. Why the big show of force? My neighbors to the northare all ranch families not the Dal-ton gang!Our daughter noticed one of theForest rangers and his big dog.She asked me why does he look sogrumpy? Rather that try to ex-plain intimidation I told her (I betthat big dog pooped in his pickup)!On the way home we encoun-tered dozens of Forest service pick-ups. Jazzy looked around at all themen and pickups and said ( I surehope these guys are here to helpclean up this mess). Now thatwould have been a good idea not tomention good public relations,send that small army in here withfence stretchers and postpounders.I was told that the ranger whoaddressed the fire victims referredto his education numerous times.Consuming the entire buffet of book learning will never replace aside order of brains! College de-grees and all are you folks reallysure that you are smarter than athird grader?Thank YouNolan SeimDear Editor,In September, 2012 there was aparty that hauled in a semi load of sheep and unloaded them. Theweather was hot, dry and dusty.The owner unloaded them in town,on his private property, so thesheep would have water as theydid not have water in the lot wherethey lived in the country.During the September 10 meetingof the Bison Town Board, two townresidents came in wanting theTown to do something. The cityhas a nuisance ordinance and alsoa committee to respond to theseproblems. Action was taken andthe sheep were removed by theowner two days later. Apetition, with the proper numberof signatures, was presented to theTown Board by concerned citizenson Friday, October 5 and was dis-cussed as part of the board’sagenda on Monday, October 8.The board took action and set adate to bring the ordinance to avote of the people during the nextmunicipal election on April 9,2013.That initiated ordinance had aflaw in it. It referred to a differentordinance that has nothing to dowith animals.It has come to my attention thatseveral citizens of Bison thoughtthat the Town Board was respon-sible for writing the ordinance.They were NOT! When a properlysigned petition is presented to theTown Board, the Board has nochoice but to bring it to a vote of the people.If anyone has questions aboutwhat happened in this situation, Iwould be happy to talk to them.Juell ChapmanConcerned Citizen of BisonEditor:Growing up on the Upper GreatPlains I always heard how perfectour hard grass is for producingcattle, and our family sure enjoyseating the beef we raise. But myfriends and relatives in the cityand urban areas have had littleopportunity to confidently choosemeat born, raised and processed inthe United States of America whenperusing the meat counter.
Congress began requiring meatto have a country-of-origin label(COOL) in 2009. However,Canada and Mexico challengedCOOLat the World Trade Organi-zation. In response, USDAhasproposed changes that makeCOOLeven stronger. The newrule requires processors to specifymeat’s origin from ranch to meatcounter – stating where the ani-mal was born, raised, and slaugh-tered.The changes USDAmade tocomply with the WTO are great,but the big meat packers aretelling them to back off. As a pro-ducer, I heartily support theserules and have asked USDAto im-plement them as written withoutany watering down or bowing tothe major meat packers’lobbyingefforts to weaken the rules.Join me in telling USDAto imple-ment the COOLrule by contactingyour US congressmen. (Maybeyou will get a chance to see themduring the spring recess April 29 – May 3, when they will be visitingtheir home states.) Ask them tolet USDAknow we support thenew Country of Origin Labelingrule as is.Holly WaddellNear Bison, SD605-244-5475
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