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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 13September 12, 2013
Includes Tax
What’s inside
Sock Hop
page 4
Cardinal sports
page 6
Page 14
Come balance your mind, bodyand spirit! Work your waythrough fitness, nutrition andwellness stations and become ahealthier you inside and out.Girls will pamper themselveswhile learning about the impor-tance of making healthy choices.
GSLE Outcome(s)
: Girls gainpractical life skills, Girls advocatefor themselves and others, locallyand globally.
: Bring a water bot-tle and wear comfortable clothesto workout in, socks and tennisshoes. Girls will rotate throughage appropriate stations; withgirls who are the same age level.For information contact StacyKvale at 244-7536.October 5, 2013 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the Bison School Gym-nasium; 200 East Carr St., Bison,SD 57620For the first time the South-west District of Dakota Horizons
 By Beth Hulm
Months of budget planning endedlast Tuesday for County Commis-sioners who now have a budget inplace for 2014.The process began in May, whenthe county board met in Lemmonand scheduled appointments withvarious entities in that area. Sincethen, they’d entertained many vis-itors in their board room in Bisonto listen to budgeting requests, inaddition to going over each countydepartment’s line items with a finetooth comb. After publishing the provisionalbudget there were still changes tobe made before the formal adop-tion last week.Chris Block, Lemmon adminis-trator for Arrow Public Transit,came in to ask the five-man boardto reconsider her request. Origi-nally, Block had asked for $8,000to use towards match money to op-erate the bus service. Commission-ers had cut that budget back to$6,000. Block won her battle be-cause the extra $2,000, whenmatched, brings more money intothe county. Commissioner WayneHenderson commented, “It’s reallyan important service.”Highway Superintendent TracyBuer is going to get the two newsnow plows that he wants. He’llorder two Mack trucks at the sametime, piggybacking off of a San-born County bid, but one will bepaid for out of his remaining 2013equipment budget and the otherout of the new 2014 budget.The Macks were not the low bidin Sanborn County but commis-sioners there, like Buer, believed itfit the specs better than the lowerbid. Buer termed the Macks “thebest investment” because they areproven to “stand the test of time.”
continued on page 3 
New budget finalizedfor Perkins County
The annual District 1 Fall Con-vention of the South Dakota Amer-ican Legion will be held Sunday,September 22, 2013 in Little Eaglefor Legionnaires from Butte,Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Cor-son, Dewey, Perkins and Ziebachcounties.The Legion business session willbegin at 1:00 p.m. in the upstairsof the Little Eagle American Le-gion Post Home. A joint meetingwith Legion and Auxiliary will beat 11 a.m. and a lunch to follow at12:00 noon.State Commander Rick Mac-Donald of Hermosa will conductthe meeting and will outline his“Together We Can” program forthe 2013-2014 American Legionyear. State Commander MacDon-ald will be assisted by State Adju-tant Dennis Brenden of Watertown and State MembershipChairman Terry Hanson of Arling-ton.The District 1 Auxiliary willhold its meeting at 1:00 p.m. thesame day in the American LegionPost home main room.
South DakotaAmericanLegionDistrict 1 FallConvention
Girl Scouts is hosting an programin the northwest. The HelthiHerevent will be hosted in Bison butis targeted for surrounding areas,including Faith, Isabel, TimberLake and Eagle Butte. This eventis for girls from Kindergartenthrough high school, designed tocover many aspects of healthfrom self esteem and dental hy-giene to nutrition, exercise andskin care. You don’t have to be agirl scout, but if you register asone, you will have access to allthe Girl Scout programs for therest of the year. Cost is $14 perGirl Scout and $29 for non-girlscouts. Come join us on October5th, 1-4 p.m. and learn lifelongskills to keep you healthy andhappy. To register online as a girlscout, go to www.gsdakotahori-zons.org, or call Kathryn Con-verse at (605) 343-6355 for moreinformation.
Rains make bridge a hazard
The existing bridge on 178th Street has been deteriorating over the last year but after Satur-day’s rain it is now an extreme problem. The county is assisting the Bison Township with thisproblem. The plan is to put a box culvert in where the current bridge is but the box culvert isnot here yet. So to make the road passible the county is going to make a detour road, on Thurs-day, to the east of the bridge. There are two parents that travel this road to get four childrento school.
Benefit supper and auction
for the TracyWolff family will be Saturday, October 26th at 5p.m. at the Bentley Building. Auction items can be leftat Dacotah Bank.
 Alcoholics Anonymous
is meeting weekly in Bison. Thegroup meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the basementof the Presbyterian Church. Everyone is welcome.To have your NON-PROFIT meeting listed here, please
submit 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.
2 • The Bison Courier •
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Nutrition SiteMenu
Thursday, September12
Roast beefmashed potatoes w/gravylima beansorange
Friday, September 13
Sausage gravy w/biscuit green beansbaked squash jello w/strawberries
Monday, September 16
Taco salad whole wheat rollseasonal fruit pudding
Tuesday, September 17
Chicken alfredoharvest beetscranberry sauceapple juicefruit cocktail
Wednesday, September 18
Pork chop w/celery saucemashed potatoesgreen bean casserole tropical fruit 
Even though it is hot, thatdoesn't mean you should forgooutdoor activity said LindsayHadlock, SDSU Extension Com-munity Food Policy Field Special-ist.Although Hadlock acknowl-edges that exercising in the heatcan be a risky activity as yourbody heats up faster and has aharder time getting rid of heat,she shares ways we can prepareour body for exercising in theheat."It's important to be cautiouswhen exercising in the heat. Heatillnesses can be very serious andeven result in death, when thebody isn't able to regulate its coretemperature. Heat stroke, heatexhaustion, heat cramps andheat rash are all different typesof heat illnesses with heat strokeand exhaustion being the mostserious," she said. "However, heatis not an excuse to become acouch potato."Tips to consider before, duringand after exercise:•Get Hydrated: Maintainproper hydration before, duringand after a workout. Check outthe recommendations for hydra-tion provided by the AmericanCollege of Sports Medicine(http://www.acsm.org/docs/brochures/selecting-and-effectively-using-hydration-for-fitness.pdf).•Acclimate: If you are trainingfor an event that will take placein the heat, you should train inthe heat. It will take approxi-mately 14 days for your body toget acclimated to exercising inthe heat.•Don't exercise during peakheat: If you are not training foran event in the heat, try to exer-cise during cooler parts of the day,such as the earlier morning orevening.•Plan your route: Whether youare walking, running, biking,kayaking or hiking, choose aroute that has ample shade toavoid direct sunlight. Pay atten-tion to how long it will take youand check out the forecasted heatduring that time.•Wear light, breathable cloth-ing: Choose clothing that is lightin color and weight to reflect lightand keep you cool. Invest in cloth-ing that has wicking propertiesthat will wick the sweat fromyour body and aid in evaporation.•Take it easy: Striving for apersonal record or trying a newand challenging activity is bestsaved for cooler days or indoorsduring the hot summer months.Go out and get your activity donebut be aware of when it is time toslow it down.•Wear sunscreen: Make sureyou protect your skin from thesun's harsh gaze by applying sun-screen, and wearing a widebrimmed hat and sunglasses.•Be aware of the signs andsymptoms of heat illness: Musclecramps, nausea and vomiting,weakness, headache, dizzinessand confusion are all cause foralarm. Pay attention to your bodyand don't ignore the signs andsymptoms of heat illness.
Staying active in the heat
Town and Country CFEL contin-ued to meet during the hot sum-mer months. Meetings have beeneasy and relaxed but that doesn’tmean that members haven’t beenbusy and community-minded.The club is spearheading a proj-ect to get lists of emergencyphone numbers into privatehomes. They have ordered 500 re-frigerator magnets from StatelineDesigns, Lemmon, which will becomplimentary gifts to anyone inthe community who would likeone.The 3.5 x 6 inch magnet willfeature phone numbers for thelocal ambulance, firefighters andthe sheriff’s department in addi-tion to the clinics in Bison andHettinger, the hospital, poisoncontrol and suicide preventionhotlines and also for Communi-ties Against Violence and Abuseand Three Rivers Mental Healthand Chemical Dependency Cen-ter. A committee consisting of Car-olyn Hendricks, Diana Landisand Bernice Kari worked out thedetails for the order.Some members have writtenletters to Senators Thune andJohnson and RepresentativeNoem in response to a law thatwent into effect on July 1. Thelaw requires diabetes patients topick up their testing strips in per-son at their pharmacies or havethem mailed from federally-ap-proved mail-order centers. Localpharmacies may no longer mailthe strips to patients.The club sponsored six Begin-ner 4-H awards at the PerkinsCounty Fair. Everett Paul wonfive of the categories and TaylorFisher the other one. Cashawards were mailed to the win-ners. At every meeting, club memberstake a few minutes for education.In July, Sarah Juergens visitedwhen Hendricks hosted and pre-sented a program about WildTree products, which are 100%organic. She encouraged every-one to always read food labels tobe aware of what’s in the prod-ucts that they buy. When MaryEllen Fried hosted in August, shegave an interesting recap of theWounded Warriors program. Sheencouraged members to visit thewebsite for further information.Coming up this month is the an-nual state convention in Huronon Sept. 13-14. Several membersfrom Town and Country will at-tend. The Annual Fall Councilmeeting is scheduled for October19 in Bison. As always, new members are al-ways welcome. Why not makeplans to visit the Sept. 26 meet-ing? Call 244-5231 for more infor-mation.
Club will distributeEMS magnets
Happy 1st BirthdayKacie
 LoveGrandma Cheryl & Grandpa Merle
The Bison Courier •
Thursday, September 12, 2013
• 3
Lacher and Crary wed
Sarah Lacher and Edward Crary were united in marriage onJune 22, 2013, at Sts. Anne & Joachim Catholic Church inFargo, ND. Parents of the couple are Barb and Gary Lacher of Horace, ND, and Lee and Dem Crary, Bison. A graduate of Fargo Shanley High School and Minnesota State University of Moorhead, MN, Sarah is a teacher at Fargo South High Schooland North Dakota State University. Ed graduated from BisonHigh School and University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. Heis a full-time pilot for the North Dakota Air National Guard inFargo. They reside in Fargo.
Perkins County
continued from page 1
Buer also needs a semi truck butcommissioners told him that hecouldn’t have both. CommissionerRusty Foster suggested buyingtwo used snow plow trucks for theprice of one new one. Buer saidthat maintenance becomes anissue with used equipment. “Therewas some reason that somebodygot rid of it,” he said.Some of his new equipmentbudget will be for the first payment on the new zipper, whichwas recently purchased. Buerhopes to rent that piece of equip-ment out to other entities, whichwould help in making paymentsover the next five years.The board moved $200,000 fromthe road and bridge fund to Gen-eral Fund, which didn’t change thebottom line but gives the localboard more control over thatmoney. The annual sum, whenpaired with federal transportationfunds over the next five years, willbe used to pay for a new overlay onthe Bixby Road. It was upon theadvice of South Dakota Legislative Audits that the local share be heldin General Fund to avoid lockingit into a road project.The projected cost to overlay 27miles, on the north and south endsof the Bixby Road, is $5.7 million.There is a county resolution to putthe project on the Federal roadschedule for 2016.The new budget, which totals ap-proximately $4.7 million, will uti-lize some surplus dollars tobalance expenditures and rev-enue. Also discussed during last week’smeeting was a new policy thatwould allow department heads touse credit cards for some pur-chases. Chairman MikeSchweitzer announced that theremay be another grant opportunity – up to $400,000 – for the RailwayStreet project in Lemmon. “Itsounds real promising,” he said.Following a short executive ses-sion, official action was taken toname the County Commission assupervisors over the custodian.The South Dakota Departmentof Transportation requests the co-operation of all farmers andranchers in removing processedhay from the highway right of way.State regulations require thathay be removed from the right of way within 30 days of beingprocessed, but no later than Oct. 1.Removing hay bales from thehighway right of way is an impor-tant safety consideration for mo-torists. The bales or stacks can bea safety hazard for vehicles forcedto leave the road and, in somecases, can restrict a driver’s sightdistance. Hay left in the roadditches late in the year can alsocause snowdrifts across the high-way.For more information, contactJason Humphrey at 605-773-3571.
Hay removal from StateHighway Right Of Waydeadline
Whether it was dancing withtheir dads or spending the day rid-ing go-carts, the Bison Girl scoutsended the summer with some funactivities. In order to earn thedancer badge, local browniesneeded to organize a celebration toshow off the fancy footwork theylearned to songs like the “CupidShuffle“, “Cha-Cha Slide” and the“Macrarena,” taught by CoachKalin Chapman. The dads reallygave it an honest effort butseemed more comfortable with the70’s favorite, “YMCA.” The nightstarted with couple photos and icecream Sundays and ended withsmiles and lots of giggling.Last week the girls who regis-tered early were invited to anovernighter at Gulches of Fun inDeadwood, were they rode go cartsand bumper boats, played minia-ture golf and arcade games. Afterthe park closed the girls weretreated to a camp fire where theymade s’mores and sang girl scoutsongs. Not ready to end the fun,they traveled to Hill City to rideon the 1880’s train to Keystoneand back again.Starting in September, the girlswill start their meetings and afun, new year begins. If yourdaughter is interested in joiningthe Bison Girl Scouts, come to aninformational meeting on Thurs-day, August 28th in the schoollunchroom at 5:15. Any girl ingrades K-12 can join for just $15.Meetings will be held twice amonth at 2 on Fridays.
Bison Girl Scoutsready for a new year

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