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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 57620-0429  Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198 
Volume 29Number 50May 31, 2012
Includes Tax
Highlights & Happenings
Herman & Ruby VanDenBerg’s65th Anniversary
isJune 11. Nobig party, we are inviting folks todrop in at the ranch for coffee andcake from June 11 thru the weekand chat a spell.
. give us a call just in casewe are outside 866-4691.
Rummage sale
at Vera Kraemer’son Friday, June 1, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.201 East Carr St. Some of the pro-ceeds will be used to fill 4th of JulyCare Packages for deployed sol-diers. Anybody who wants to do-nate rummage sale items to thecampaign should call Vera, 244-5779 or Beth Hulm, 244-5231. Fab-rics, children, baby and women’sclothing, housewares, Avon prod-ucts and more.
Hutterite Chickens
will be deliv-ered June 15, call Connie with yourorder 244-5518.
First Presbyterian Church
serv-ices will be at 9:30 a.m. for June,July & August. Hope to see youthere!
invitesEVERYONE to our first annualPLANT SHARE on Saturday 6/2from 9 am to 11 am in the HaakonCo. Court House. Bring plants toshare if you like and join us forFREEBIES, DOOR PRIZES, RE-FRESHMENTS and PLANTS.Master Gardeners will be there toanswer your questions. Come andhave fun with us.
Bridal Shower
honoring KalinEngle, bride-elect of Beau Chap-man, on Saturday, June 2, at 10:00a.m. at the Prairie Lounge in Bison.The bride is registered at Sears andDecker's Floral.
Potluck dinner
at the ImanuelLutheran Church at Zeona, Sun-day, June 3 at 12:30 to honor
IlmaGabriel’s 90th Birthday
. Comeand help celebrate with the SpecialLady!
Thompson inducted into S.D. Hall of Fame
by Nancy Haigh & Loretta Pasolt
From being a pharmacist toworking with the biggest names incountry music, Carv Thompsonhas forever kept his hometown inhis heart, working to promote itwith words and deeds.For those attributes and others,Thompson was selected as an in-ductee into the South Dakota Hallof Fame.Carv’s parents were Odin andBlanche Thompson, who ownedthe Faith pharmacy. Carv gradu-ated from Faith High School in1950. He earned a pharmacy de-gree in 1954 from South DakotaState University. While at SDSU,he was involved in the U.S. ArmyReserve Officer Training Corp. After graduation he was commis-sioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in theU.S. Army and served for twoyears in Japan as a medical serv-ice officer.Carv’s hometown beckoned andhe returned to Faith to work at theSaul and Thompson Drug Store.Little did anyone know at thattime that Carv would become oneof Faith’s biggest boosters.Carv’s belief in Faith, the sur-rounding area, and the people iswhat encouraged him to give backto them.The Faith School District sawhis devotion through fundraisingefforts, first in 1966 for a gymna-sium and again in 2010 to helpraise funds for Faith’s new schoolbuilding.The city and its residents gainedair time on KBHB when Carv andstation owner Les Kleven came upwith the idea to air the Faith AreaNews. The first program airedMay 15, 1965. The news programcovered a local top news story,weather conditions, sports scores,The South Dakota Hall of Fameannounces the 2012 Class for thisyear’s annual honors event inChamberlain/Oacoma September7 and 8.This year’s class consists of 10individuals who have contributedto the growth and development of South Dakota in one or more of five categories of induction whichinclude professional, arts and en-tertainment, historical, sports,and general. The two-day eventwill be held at the South DakotaHall of Fame on Friday and CedarShore Resort on Saturday to cele-brate the lives of this year’s in-ductees.Honorees this year are profes-sional – Larry Ness, Yankton,Mary Olinger, Sioux Falls, Dr.Richard Gowen, Rapid City,Stephen Myers, Sioux Falls, MaryLynn Myers, Sioux Falls Gene Le-brun, Rapid City and profes-sional/general – Carveth (Carv)Thompson, Faith; general – James Abourezk, Sioux Falls, BrigadierGeneral Myrna Williamson,Springfield, Va.; and sports – DonMeyer, Aberdeen.Established in 1974, the SouthDakota Hall of Fame is centrallylocated in Chamberlain, where itserves as a showcase for the peo-ple of South Dakota. It was specif-ically founded to recognize andhonor pioneers and outstandingleaders from all walks of life whohave contributed to the develop-ment and heritage of SouthDakota. The South Dakota Hall of Fame is the only resource in thestate dedicated exclusively to thepreservation and extension of ourpeople’s heritage. Over 600 SouthDakotans have been selected forrecognition by the Hall of Fame.For more information on theSouth Dakota Hall of Fame call605-234-4216 or visit them atwww.sdhalloffame.com
George Strait, left, was just one of many artists that Carv Thompsonwas able to book to the Faith Stock Show.Courtesy Photo
South Dakota Hall of Fame
new inductees announced 
hospital news, the Faith LivestockCommissions sales, along with in-terviews. The program is now inits 47th year.Through Carv’s leadership aspresident of the Faith Country De-velopment Corp., the city gainedthe Prairie Oasis Mall, Prairie Vista Inn motel, the Prairie View
continued on page 8 
Bison High School senior Jes-sica Johnson finished second inthe sixth annual Rising Star of theWest scholarship contest onKEVIN Black Hills FOX TV, spon-sored by Black Hills FOX andFirst Interstate Bank. She wins a$2,000 college scholarship. Thefour finalists in this year’s contesteach delivered four on-air com-mentaries which were rated byboth on-line viewers and a BlackHills FOX panel. The winnerswere picked by a combination of those groups. Lead-DeadwoodHigh School senior Jordan Barthelis this year’s winner. He receivesa $4,000 college scholarship.St. Thomas More High Schoolsenior Caitlin Duffy took thirdplace and a $1,000 scholarship.Stevens High School seniorEmma Thomas finished fourthand is the winner of a $500 schol-arship.KEVIN Black Hills FOX TVgeneral manager Cindy McNeillsays, “I was especially impressedwith the tremendous quality of this year’s contestants. We werethrilled to get participation fromsuch a wide variety of communi-ties from all across the BlackHills.”South Dakota Regional Presi-dent, Bob Nicholson, says First In-terstate Bank is proud to supportRising Star of the West and itsscholarship program. Nicholsonsays, “First Interstate is commit-ted to helping make our communi-ties a better place to live, learnand work. We congratulate thisyear's scholarship recipients andwish them well in their future ac-ademic endeavors."Barthel joins Janesa Bakeberg, Annelise Ewing and Kaitlyn Hem-mingson of Spearfish High School,Shad Christman of Lemmon HighSchool and St. Thomas More’sCaila Brennan as winners of theRising Star of the West scholar-ship contest.
Bison senior finishes second in Sixth AnnualRising Star of the West scholarship contest
Page 2 • The Bison Courier •
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Periodicals Postage Paid at Bison, SD 57620POSTAL PERMIT #009-944
Published weekly every Thursday by Ravellette Publ., Inc.at POBox 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, POBox 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
News/Office Manager:
Arlis Seim
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 whole orin part, without the written consent of the publisher.
Dr. Jason M. HafnerDr. David J. Prosser
Faith Clinic
Every 1st Wed. of the month
Buffalo Clinic
Every 3rd Wed. of themonth
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.
Nutrition SiteMenu
Thursday May 31
Chicken parmesanoven baked brown ricebaked squashcranberry juice cocktailcooked apples
Friday June1
Roast turkeymashed potatoes w/gravybroccoli, pearscranberry sauce
Monday June 4
Creamed Turkey over a biscuit oriental vegetables tomato slices on lettuce leaffruit cocktail
Tuesday June 5
Ginger pork chopsbaked potato w/sour creamseasoned spinachseasonal fruit 
Wednesday June 6
Hot beef on whole grain breadmashed potatoes w/gravygreen beans, peaches vanilla ice cream
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].
Lifeline across America
Assistance you can rely on 
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
The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas (NCUF Partner) hasgrants available for community or-ganizations and credit unions affil-iated with The Credit Union Associ-ation of the Dakotas.The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas is funded by partici-pating North and South DakotaCredit Unions. It funds projects inthe areas of access to financial serv-ices, financial education, savingsand asset accumulation, and smallcredit union development. Those in-terested in applying must meet thefollowing criteria:Be an affiliated North and SouthDakota Credit Union or a commu-nity organization. Non-CreditUnion organizations may apply forgrant funding, but must partnerwith a North or South Dakotacredit union and be able to clearlydemonstrate how the project willimpact Credit Unions and theirmembers.Funds may be used for the fol-lowing purposes:•Education of credit union em-ployees and volunteers;•Public education initiatives re-lated to consumer finance;•Projects and programs that sup-port new, small or community de-velopment credit unions:•Enhancement to League/Associ-ation projects funded by othersources that are consistent with theFoundation’s mission and purposes;•Programs or projects that ex-tend credit union services to the fullrange of membership, with empha-sis on the un-served, underservedor “low-income” consumers;•Affordable housing projects;•Disaster relief;•Partnerships that provide serv-ices or carry out projects consistentwith the Foundation’s mission andpurposes; and•Other purposes consistent withthe Foundation’s 501(c) (3) missionand purpose.•Solicit endorsement and/orfunding from at least one localcredit union or credit union relatedsupporter.•Be able to leverage funds fromother community, philanthropic,government or other sources tomaximize benefit and ensure sus-tainability at the conclusion of funding from this grant.•Obtain letters confirming inkind support or funding commit-ments from partners both withinand outside the credit union move-ment.•Have tangible, achievable goalsand objectives.The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas Grant Committee willconsider grant proposals through-out the year. Interested partiesshould submit applications by Sat-urday, June 30, 2012. All com-pleted grant applications must in-clude:•An organization description,legal name, address, primary pur-pose, and history.•The organization’s letter fromthe IRS stating that it is tax –ex-empt under Section 501 (c) (3) orSection 501(c)(6) and not a privatefoundation under Section 509(a).•Most recent audited financialstatement and complete copy of arecent form 990 federal tax return.Current organization and projectbudget and proposed budgets for2012.•Leadership information (Boardand staff)•List of other funding sources forthe organization, including lettersof in kind support/funding commit-ments.Organizations obtaining fundswill be required to file a grant re-port. This report should include asummary of the project or event,and how the funds were used.Interested organizations can ob-tain a grant application by contact-ing Amy Jo Johnson at 800-279-6328 ext.3954 orajohnson@cuad.coop . Grants canalso be obtained off of the CreditUnion Foundation of the Dakotaswebsite page:http://www.cuad.coop/Education/CreditUnionFoundation.aspx .
Grants available for Financial Literacy throughCredit Union Foundation of the Dakotas
The Bison Courier •
Thursday, May 31, 2012
• Page 3
Come and helpEric & Mindy Arnesoncelebrate their marriage.The couple were married on May 12, 2012.The reception will be at theBison Bar on June 1, 2012 at 7 p.m. Its going to be a fun night with music and dancing!
Bar management hasaccommodated us and children are very muchwelcome so bring thewhole family!
No gif 
ts please, let your  presence be your gift!
Hope to see you there!
Kent and Kathleen Brackel of KB Jewelers welcomethe community to come help celebrate 35 years inbusiness! All are invited to stop in and see the new items. There is something for everyone! includingclocks of all shapes and sizes, stained glass lamps and windows, books, bridal registry and of course jewelryof all kinds.
•20% off regular priced items storewide! •Free Food Samples from the gourmet section •Free Ring cleaning and check •One table of   beautiful door   prizes •One table 75%off Specially se- lected items 
is celebrating 35 years of business! June 1 & 2
KB Jewelers206 S. MainHettinger 701-567-2358
en Gat
Ode to the Easter Lily
 You had this lovely Easter Lily(Lilium longiflorum) and now it isdone blooming, what can you do withit? In this zone 4 it is too tender togrow outdoors year around withoutsome special attention. If, and thatis a big IF, you have a warm shel-tered location out of the winterwinds that you can mulch heavilythrough the winter, you just mightbe able to be successful in gettingyour lily to overwinter and bloomnext summer. So, why not give it atry? You may not be aware that EasterLilies aren’t really “Easter” Lilies.In reality they do not bloom in theSpring/Eastertime. What you get asEaster Lilies are plants that havebeen forced to bloom Easter seasonby the greenhouse florists. Thisprocess makes it hard for the plantto transition as a thriving plant inan outdoor environment, especiallyin our extreme climate conditions of summer heat and winter cold.If you want to try planting yourlily outside, there are a few tips youmight want to follow. Wait until alldanger of frost is past and the soilhas warmed. Pick a sunny locationwith well-drained soil, some suggestmaking a raised mound to ensureproper drainage. Use a planting mixto amend the soil encourages a goodestablishment of the plant. Plantthe bulb six inches below the sur-face, this maybe where you will wantto make a mound, planting the bulbthree inches below the soil surfacethem mounding an additional threeinches of soil over the bulb. If it isroot-bound (roots are circling in thepot) pull them apart spread themout under the bulb, be sure you leaveenough room for the roots to spread.Water thoroughly, remember lilieslike their tops in the sun and theirfeet in the shade, and by that wemean two inches of mulch or com-post around the plant (but notagainst the stem) to keep rootsshaded.New growth will start to emergeas the old stem dies back. Trim oldgrowth to about three inches once ithas turned brown but leave it aslong as it is green because the foliagenourishes the bulb for the nextblooming season. You may get luckyand see a second bloom this season,otherwise be prepared to wait untilnext summer (or for the right condi-tions).
 And God said, Let the earth brin forth grass, the herb yielding seed,and the fruit tree yielding  fruit…..Genesis 1:11
Submitted by Karen Englehart,Master Gardener, SDSU Coopera-tive Extension Service.
June 1st deadline approaches forThree Farm Service Agency Programs
USDAFarm Service Agency(FSA) State Executive DirectorCraig Schaunaman reminds pro-ducers that the June 1, 2012,deadline for Supplemental Rev-enue Assistance Payments(SURE), the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program (DCP), and the Average Crop Revenue ElectionProgram (ACRE) is fast approach-ing."It is crucial that producersmeet the deadline for these pro-grams in order to maintain pro-gram eligibility," said Schauna-man. "FSArecognizes that farm-ers and ranchers take risks everyday, and these programs are an es-sential part of the safety net thatkeep producers operating afterdevastating natural disasters andduring times of low marketprices," he said.The SURE program compen-sates producers for productionand/or quality losses during timesof disaster. All producers whohave experienced crop productionand/or crop quality losses duringthe 2010 crop year must apply forSURE program benefits by theJune 1st deadline. Eligibility re-quirements differ between produc-ers located in counties designatedas a primary or contiguous disas-ter county by the Secretary of  Agriculture and between produc-ers located in non-disaster coun-ties. In addition to other eligibilityrequirements, producers musthave purchased Multi Peril CropInsurance and/or NoninsuredCrop Disaster Assistance (NAP).While SURE helps after naturaldisasters strike, DCPand ACREprovide income support whenthere is a decline in commodityprices. Eligible DCPparticipantsreceive a direct payment and/or acounter-cyclical payment. Directpayment rates are established bystatute regardless of marketprices. FSAreminds producersthat the 2008 Farm Bill does notauthorize advance direct pay-ments for 2012. Counter-cyclicalpayments vary depending on mar-ket prices, and are issued onlywhen the effective price for a com-modity is below its target price. ACRE protects producers fromfarm market revenue declineswhen revenue triggers are met fora commodity at both the state andfarm level. All owners and opera-tors who will share in DCPand ACRE payments on a farm mustsign up by June 1st."ACRE elections and enrollmentmust be completed by the June 1stdeadline as late-filed provisionsare not available for ACRE," saidSchaunaman. "If ACRE waselected in a previous year, produc-ers must enroll for 2012 by June1st to receive payment," he said.For more information on theseprograms or other programs ad-ministered by FSA, please contactyour local FSAoffice or on the webat www.fsa.usda.gov.

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