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Corbin MacKaben, Dodge Weishaar, Collin and Callie Grage,Ashtin Gerbracht, Gavin Nelson, Kaden Glover, Ty and DillonCollins. Members picked up garbage at the rodeo grounds.
Thursday May 31
Chicken parmesanoven baked brown ricebaked squashcranberry juice cocktailcooked apples
Roast turkeymashed potatoes w/gravybroccoli, pearscranberry sauce
Monday June 4
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The Annual Meeting of Harding & PerkinsFarm Mutual Insurance Company
will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 9th,Reva Hall, Reva, SD
Harding & Perkins Farm MutualInsurance Company will celebrate their100th Anniversary this year.Birthday cake will be served.
Door prizes will be givenAll members welcome!
Thunder Butte Valley 4-H clubdoes community service
Are you having trouble payingyour telephone bills? If so, youmay be eligible to take advantageof two special programs that helpreduce the cost of phone service.Lifeline Assistance and Link-Upcan help qualified customers getphone service and pay their bills.These are public programs imple-mented by local telephone compa-nies that help eligible householdspay for basic telephone hook-upcosts and monthly services. You may be qualified if yourhousehold income is no more than135 percent of the federal povertyincome guidelines or if you partic-ipate in any of the following pro-grams:• Medicaid• Supplemental Security In-come (SSI)• Low-Income Home Energy As-sistance Program (LIHEAP)• Federal Public Housing Assis-tance (Section 8)• Food Stamps• Temporary Assistance toNeedy Families (TANF)• National School Lunch FreeLunch Program (NSL)• Bureau of Indian Affairs Pro-gram (Tribal TANF, Head StartSubsidy, NSL)Lifeline Assistance will helpqualified customers who alreadyhave telephone service save a sig-nificant amount of money on theirmonthly phone bills; while Link-Up helps eligible customers re-ceive a generous discount on theinstallation of telephone service intheir homes. Also, consumers can voluntarilyforego presubscribed long distancetelephone service by requestingtoll-blocking, a service that pre-vents toll calls (such as long dis-tance) from being made and pre-vents these consumers from pay-ing hefty service deposits. Cus-tomers using this service can stilluse pre-paid calling cards or dial-around services to place long-dis-tance calls from their homes.For more information, or to findout if you qualify for the programs,call your local telephone company,state Public Utility Commission,or the Federal CommunicationsCommission at 1-888-CALL-FCC. You may also visit the “Lifeline Across America” Web site[www.lifeline.gov].
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Harding & Perkins Farm Mu-tual Insurance Company will cele-brate its 100th Anniversary at the Annual Membership Meeting atReva Hall, Reva, SD, on June 9,2012.Harding & Perkins Farm Mu-tual Insurance Company was orig-inally organized by a group of menin the Ralph, South Dakota area,who felt there was a need to pro-tect their property from losses dueto fire and lightning. They organ-ized on June 1, 1912, calling thenew company the Harding CountyFarmers Mutual Fire and Light-ning Insurance Company of Ralph,South Dakota. They commencedbusiness on November 9, 1912.In 1987, the company was au-thorized to write businessstatewide at which time liabilityinsurance was also offered. Atthat time, name of the companychanged to its present name,Harding & Perkins Farm MutualInsurance Company. This changeallowed the company to grow inmembers and broaden the com-pany’s risk base.The years have brought aboutmany changes in the way businessis conducted. Harding & PerkinsFarm Mutual is moving in to theelectronic age as it seems to be anecessary component of doingbusiness these days. In 2009, thecompany began offering ACH pay-ments as a convenience to policy-holders, and in 2011, deposits tothe Bank were processed electron-ically. The company is also in theplanning stages of a company web-site, with online agent quoting onthe horizon as well.The location of the office forHarding & Perkins Farm Mutualhas been changed several times,usually moving to the home of theSecretary for the company. In1995, the office location moved toPrairie City, a more central loca-tion, when Lois Eggebo filled theSecretary position.The business is overseen by aboard of directors, consisting of seven members. Those membersare: President - Jim Hodgson,Lemmon; Vice-President – Neil Vollmer, Newell; Secretary-Trea-surer – Lois Eggebo, Prairie City;Joanne K. Smith, Belle Fourche;Mary Lu Holt, Buffalo; LeanneWells, Nisland; and Duane Wood,Faith. The current staff consistsof Lois Meyer, Reva; Holly Worm,Prairie City; and Office Manager,Lois Eggebo, Prairie City.Through all the years andchanges, our motto has remainedthe same. Our goal for the futureis to continue to provide this areawith affordable insurance, to pro-tect their property against lossescovered by insurance and to con-tinue to be “The Insurer WhoCares.”
Harding & Perkins farm Mutualcelebrates 100 years
Permanent part-time.Must have goodgrammar andproofreading skills.Computer experience aplus. For moreinformation call theBison Courierat 244-7199