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Bison Courier
Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc.
 P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429  Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198 
Volume 31Number 8August 8, 2013
Includes Tax
Highlights & Happenings
 Any group interested in sellingfood
at a Bison High School homegame should contact Bison School@244-5961 by August 19th.
Stateline Right to Life
is havinga booth at the Perkins CountyFair, Friday, August 16, your helpwith baked goods, garden produceand home canned goods is appre-ciated.
Rummage Sale
3-Party Land-phere/Jackson Rummage Sale Fri-day, Aug. 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m. directly west of Bob Hanson’sat the old abandoned Koprenhome.
Rummage Sale
at the home of Helen Aaker from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16 and Satur-day, Aug. 17 from 8:00 a.m. tonoon, with prices being slashed onSaturday!
Garage Sale
Misc. household nstuff. Also, 1994 Jayco Pop-upcamper - fully contained. August17th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Locatedat New A + Repair shop - West of Bently building off Carr Street.Please join us for a
honoring Heidi Schorz-mann, fiancé of Sam Drown, Sat-urday, August 10th at 10 a.m. atthe Grand Electric Social Room.Heidi and Sam are registered atTarget and Herberger’s.
 Antique Tractor and QuiltShow
at the Perkins County Faion Saturday, August 17. For infor-mation about the Tractor showcontact Jens Hansen 788-2227 andfor the quilt show contact PamReder 244-7224 or go towww.perkinscountyfair.com
Dance Saturday
evening, August17 to the Itty Bitty Opry Band atthe Perkins County Fair
Buer, Kopren, Voller retire form FSA
Arla Kopren retires with 27 years of service as a Program Technician for FSA in Bison. AlanVoller retires with 28 years of service as the County Executive Director with FSA. Anna Buer re-tires with 27 years of service as a Program Technician for FSA in Bison. Good luck to you all anThank You for all your service within Perkins County.
by Lita Wells
I am pleased to introduce thenew 4-H Program Advisor, KelliSchumacher. Schumacher is a 26year old woman who lives in Buf-falo and commutes to Bison threedays a week. She is a hard workerand I myself have seen her put insome late hours already trying toget things all situated for the com-ing fair. Schumacher’s normalhours for Bison are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.Tuesday and Friday she is in theBuffalo office. Either place she isshe is willing to help you with anyquestions you may have.She has been working for theSDSU Extension Office since April15, 2013.Schumacher is not a stranger to4-H. While growing up in Wolsey,S.D., she was an active 4-H mem-ber herself. Her favorite eventswere Archery, Bug Collections,Bread Making Competition, Sewingand 4-H Rodeo. After she graduated fromWolsey/Wessington High School shemoved on to Brookings, S.D. whereshe went to South Dakota StateUniversity. There she continued touse all she learned in 4-H whilepursuing her degree. Schumacheralso competed on the SDSU Rodeoteam.She graduated in 2010 with aBachelor of Science Degree in ParkManagement and a minor in Horti-culture.With her degrees in hand sheheaded out west to work withGame, Fish and Parks. Her longestjob title with Game, Fish and Parkswas working within the CusterState Park. She worked there for 5
Perkins/Harding Counties welcomenew 4-H Program Advisor
years as a Naturalist and alsohelped with tours at Jewel Cave.However, park jobs are seasonal soin the off season she worked at awinery and also at Star Academy.She feels though she has foundher niche finally as a 4-H Program Advisor. She would really like to en-hance the program that is estab-lished in Perkins and HardingCounty. Schumacher would like tosee more project days. On theseproject days she would like to seethe kids doing more quality worklike wreath making or sewing awhole dress. Something that thekids would have to put a lot moretime and effort into. She reallywould like to see programs wherethe kids would do more hands onscience projects. She also men-tioned that she would like the clubsof the county to work together to in-volve everyone in the community.Her plans to do this are to have allof the clubs hold a workshop onsomething that they are interestedin, once a year, and invite all to at-tend.She knows that to do this peoplethat are involved need to get moreactive. She is very open to sugges-tions and wants to know what thekids want to learn about in the fu-ture. Either stop in at the CourtHouse or call her if you have anyideas or comments. In Bison thenumber to reach her at is 244-5622and at Buffalo it is 375-3412.When Kelli isn’t working sheloves to do beadwork on belts andheadbands, sew dresses and tablerunners, or just small projects. Shealso travels back to her childhoodhome which is a small ranch, 8miles from Wolsey, S.D.
Perkins County Farmers Union daycamp
is Thursday, August 9th at the Bentley Building. Registration is at 9 a.m. registration fee is $10.00.For information call 244-5622
School starts August 26th
Perkins County
fair books are available at all thelocal businesses.
Bison Public Library
reading program,Friday, August 9th1st & 2nd graders 10:30. Tuesday August 13th - 3rd - 6thgrades 2:30. Wednesday August 14th Preschool & Kinder-garten 10:30. Friday, August 16th - 1st & 2nd grades 10:30.
The American Lutheran Church
is seeking weddingdresses, baptism gowns and Easter hats from 1913 - 2013 todisplay during their 100 Year Anniversary program. If youhave an item or know of someone who does, please contactSalli at 605-244-5491.
 Alcoholics Anonymous
is meeting weekly in Bison. Thegroup meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the basement of the Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome.To have your NON-PROFIT meeting listed here, please
sub-mit them by calling: 244-7199, or e-mailing to: courier@sd-plains.com. We will run your event notice the two issues priorto your event at no charge.
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Published weekly every Thursday by Ravellette Publ., Inc.at PO Box 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)
Send address changes to The Bison Courier, PO Box 429, Bison SD 57620-0429
Display and Classified Advertising: Mon-days at 12:00 p.m. Legals: Fridays at 12:00 p.m.
Don Ravellette
Editor/Office Manager:
Arlis Seim
Asst. Editor/Reporter:
Lita Wells
Ad Sales:
Beth Hulm (244-5231),beth@sdplains.com
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.
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Thursday,August 8, 2013
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Shadehill Outdoor youth challenge
Join us on Saturday September7th, 2013 for the Shadehill Out-door Challenge at the Boy ScoutCabin at ShadehillThis Challenge will be gearedtowards introducing and testingkids in activities such as shootingsports, hunting and fishing. Allevents will be scored and prizeswill be awarded for the top threeplaces.Instructors will provide areayouth - ages 12 to 15 and 16 to 18- with an opportunity to try theirhand at several different outdooractivities: Trap Shooting; .22 and.223 Rifle Shooting; Archery; plus,"shoot don’t shoot scenarios," aswell as an identification course.Events for youth ages 7-11, willinclude BB gun shooting; casting;and an identification course.There is no cost for the programand all materials will be provided.START TIMES: 8:00 A.M. forages 12-18 and 10:00 A.M. for ages7-11.END TIME: Approximately 4:00P.M.NOTE: Lunch will be providedfor the contestantsLOCATION: The Boy Scoutcabin area on Shadehill Reservoir.REQUIREMENTS: Pre-regis-tration is required and registra-tion will be limited to 20 youth peage group. The youth must be ac-companied by a guardian. Youthattending over age 12 are requiredto have successfully passedhunter's safety course.To register, or for more informa-tion, please call Keith Mutschleat 605-391-7364 and leave a mes-sage. The registration deadline i August 26th.SPONSORS: South DakotGame, Fish, and Parks; Friends othe NRA; Pheasants Forever;Grand River Sportsmen’s Club;Sons of the American Legion;Grand River Archery Club; Mon-tana Dakota Utilities; Geo’s Cor-ner; Lemmon Trap and Skeet; Da-cotah Bank; Lemmon IGA; SDSExtension Service.
Farm Service Agencyhas new hours
The Perkins County Farm Service Agency would like to inform thefarmers, ranchers and agriculturalproducers of Perkins County thatthe Farm Service Agency in bisonis tempoerarily reducing the hoursthat they are open to the public.The Perkins County Farm Service Agency in Bison will open to thepublic from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m.daily unless closed due to a holi-day. The reduction in the publicaccess hours is a result of unantic-ipated retirements of Farm Serv-ice Agency personnel and does notaffect the hours of operation of theNatural Resources ConservationService.
Dr. Jason M. HafnerDr. David J. Prosser
Faith Clinic
1st & 3rd Wed. of the month
Buffalo Clinic
2nd & 4th Wed. of the month
The Bison Courier •
Thursday, August 8, 2013
• Page 3
Screenings are available to individuals that havenot seen a private practice dentist in the last two years and are patients of the Bison CommunityClinic. Digital x-rays will be taken, an intra-oralcamera will be available and preventive servicessuch as fluoride treatments, sealants and cleaningswill be performed by a staff dental hygienist.Before the Dakota Smiles truck comes to Bison inSeptember, pre-screening appointments are beingtaken. To sign-up for a screening contact: Susan at244-5206When the truck arrives in September, appoint-ments for dental treatment can begin right away. If  you are interested in this service, please contactSusan to fill out an application.
by Nancy HaighPioneer Review& Loretta PassoltFaith Independent
 After 37 years behind the win-dow at Faith Livestock Commis-sion Company, Faith, S.D., JoAnnBrown looks forward to time withfamily.Owner Scott Vance noted thatwhen his grandad, Lawrence H.,and his dad, Gary W., initiallyhired Brown in 1977 there was adiscussion if she would quitwithin a few years to raise a fam-ily. Turns out they were some-what right, but it was a lot morethan a few years.JoAnn now has a grandson,Everett Vernon Brown, and shewants to be able to help her sonand daughter-in-law, Jeff andMandi, like her mother-in-lawhelped her. “It’s a gift I can giveto the kids,” she said. JoAnn andher husband, Jody, also have an-other son, Luke, who is a semi-nary student, and daughter,Hanna, a nurse who commutes toEagle Butte.JoAnn noted that she will missthe people, not only coworkersbut all the buyers and sellers thatcome to the sale barn. She feelsthat they all have become likefamily to her. There have beenmany good laughs held at bothbuyer and seller windows, saidJoAnn. She added that she isanxious to bring Everett up tovisit everyone on sale day.Scott stated the sale barn isseeing fourth generation familymembers at their sales. JoAnnsaid her former teachers, now re-tired from teaching, are cus-tomers of Faith Livestock –aswell as their families. Smalltowns are close-knit units, wheremany businesses go out of theirway to help someone who is not just a customer, but a friend, ateacher, or even a relative.The use of computers has beenthe biggest change that JoAnnand the Faith Livestock staff have seen in the offices. She saidshe remembers hand writing outchecks as well as using a coupledifferent check writing machines.JoAnn said she remembers allthe hand writing that used totake place for everything before2006, when the office computerswere installed. In 2008, the ringscale computers were installedwhich made the office work runeven more smoothly.The computer has also changedthe way information is passedfrom the sale ring to the book-keepers. Where slips of paperonce were walked from the ring tothe front desk, it now is all donethrough the computers.JoAnn recalled how hard it wasto hand write some of the biggercheck amounts, dealing withthousands of dollars. Now theyare printed from the computer.JoAnn admitted that while thecomputers have made thingsmore professional and faster,there are times when she missesthe days of writing the checksout. It was more personal backthen, she said.JoAnn stated that one of themore difficult changes of her jobwas when it became mandatoryfor Faith Livestock to put liens onseller’s checks. She felt that itwas an invasion of privacy tohave this duty; this was some-thing between the lien holder andthe rancher themselves. But, shenoted, this aspect of her positionhas become more user friendlyover the years.Some of the changes have cre-ated more paperwork for JoAnn.State and federal regulations thathave been added over the years,and the additional paperworkthat comes from selling expenses,such as brand inspection, beef checkoff and vet inspection.JoAnn plans to work Fridays,to give some assistance with thatpaperwork. It’s all those littlethings that JoAnn does as a mat-ter of routine that create morestress for someone new in the po-sition and she wants to ease theway.Scott stated that JoAnn wasrecognized in 1997 as the officemanager of the year by the Live-stock Marketing Association dur-ing their annual convention andchampionship auctioneer contest.JoAnn still is very humble aboutthe award. She did admit that itwas a lot of fun the next year asshe, as one of the regional win-ners was able to travel to Mis-souri to help select the 1998award winner.JoAnn ’s last sale day was Mon-day, August 5. The Vances wantto invite everyone to the 53rd An-niversary Sale and barbecue onMonday, August 19, to visit withJoAnn and your neighbors as wellas watch the sale and enjoy a freebarbecue.JoAnn’s bubbly personality hasalways brightened up the salebarn, and will surely be missed,but those grandchildren arepretty hard to beat. Although, sheis ready for life’s next adventure.
FLCC’s Brown set to retire
SCREENING for Children‘Birth to Kindergarten Age: TheBison School District / BadlandsHead Start in conjunction withNorthwest Area Schools Educa-tional Cooperative have scheduledtheir annual SCREENING forchildren BIRTH TO KINDER-GARTEN AGE.
Screenings willbe held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.MT at the Bison School on Wednesday, August 14.
Pleasecall Bison School at 605-244-5273to schedule an appointment. THISSCREENING IS FREE! IT WILL ASSIST PARENTS ANDGUARDIANS IN HELPINGTHEIR CHILD/CHILDREN PRE-PARE FOR SCHOOL. The screen-ing involves hearing, vision and anassessment of development in theareas of speech/language, motorand cognitive development. Thepurpose of such a screening is todetect delays in a child’s develop-ment that could affect their suc-cess in school: the earlier any diffi-culties are detected, the sooner theschool and you as parents or
Bison School District has scheduledits annual pre-school screening
guardians can work together tohelp your child overcome any prob-lems.The results of the screening arediscussed with the parent/s oguardian on the day of the screen-ing. If delays are suspected, planfor a more thorough evaluationwill be discussed. This may lead toan individualized program de-signed to help your child developskills needed for school. Preschoolservices are available for childrenwho qualify at no cost to the par-ent/s or guardian.Screening for your child is thefirst step in helping to insureschool success. Please bring youchild, birth to kindergarten age,for this free screening!If you have questions or con-cerns, please call the Bison Schoolat 605-244-5271 or Northwest Area Schools office at 605-466-2206. If you cannot attend thescreening in your area you arewelcome to attend a screening inneighboring school.
Gary Vance, JoAnn Brown, Scott Vance

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