will be onMain Street of Bison from 10 -Noon on Thursday, July 12, 2012.
You are invited to a BabyShower Open House
for JoannaSeim on Sunday, July 22, 2012, at10:00 a.m. at the Branding Ironsouth of Belle Fourche, SD. She isregistered at Target. Everyonewelcome!!
Christ Lutheran Church
will behaving VBS Monday, July 23-Thursday,26 from 9-11:30 a.m.Children ages 3-9 are invited to at-tend. Please call Sarah at 244-5636 by July 18th to registerso wecan plan appropriately.
The Stateline Right to Life
willbe meeting on Tuesday, July 17,2012 at 5:00 pm in the Grand Elec-tric Social Room. Everyone wel-come - Please bring a guest alongwith you.
The Interim Committee on Oiland Gas
will be meeting in Buf-falo, South Dakota on July 16, 1p.m. at the recreation center inBuffalo. They will be in Bison onTuesday July 17 at approximately1:30 p.m. for a public hearing,planning and business meeting.
for Angela Fieldsbride elect of Chase Kari, July 21,2 p.m. at the Grand Social room.
at thefair building in Bison, SD, August26, 2012. If you have anything toconsign contact John Peck before August 5. All consigned items willbe taken first. John Peck 244-5495or cell 605-390-1848.
The benefit account
forMatthew Sandgren remains openat Dacotah Bank.
U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem
will beholding a
Townhall meeting inBison
at the Grand Electric Socialroom on Friday, July 13, at 2:30p.m.
Shrine Circus comes to Lemmon
Hoop jumping and dancing dogs, clowns, elephants, tigers,high wire acts and pretty girls were all a part of the Shrine Cir-cus in Lemmon on July 8.
Each year in June teenage dele-gates from around the country aresponsored by their local RuralElectric Cooperatives to attend ayouth tour in Washington, DC.This year, based off an essay con-test, Grand Electric chose ShaleyLensegrav as the recipient of theirall-expense paid trip to DC. Sha-ley, along with 36 students fromacross South Dakota, flew out of Omaha, NE on June 15th and re-turned on the 21st.While in Washington the stu-dents toured Arlington NationalCemetery, The Kennedy Center,Washington National Cathedral,Mount Vernon, the Jefferson,FDR, Martin Luther King Jr., Ko-rean, Lincoln, Vietnam, Iwo Jima,World War II memorials, US Holo-caust Memorial and Museum, theCapital, National Archives, Ford’sTheatre, and The SmithsonianMuseum. “We had four hoursscheduled for the Smithsonian,and although that seems like along time, you could spend a dayin each museum and still not seeeverything in it. Sometime I wouldlove to go back to DC just to ex-plore more there,” Shaley ex-claimed.“Visiting Arlington NationalCemetery was truly an eye opener.In history class we sometimes be-come immune to casualty statis-tics, but standing at Arlington inthe midst of thousands of gravesreally put into perspective howmany lives have been lost to pro-tect our freedom,” Shaley said.In addition to seeing all of thesights of DC the group also at-tended a youth day conference andlistened to two speakers. DavidLandis, a former Nebraska sena-tor, discussed the history of elec-tric cooperatives, and motivationalspeaker, and Paralympic cham-pion, Mike Schappi encouragedthe youth delegates to get involvedin their local governments.Shaley enthusiastically recalledher day at the Capital, “Touringthe capital, taking group photoswith Senator Thune and Repre-sentative Kristi Noem, and visit-ing with interns from Thune’s of-fice were some of the highlightsfrom capital day. The architecturaldesign, paintings/murals, and es-pecially the ceilings of the capitalwere phenomenal! Our group alsohad the opportunity to view theSenate floor as they voted onamendments to the Farm Bill. Itwas really cool because the FarmBill is something that affects ourrural life, and while we were inthere our tour guide said the Sen-ate floor was the busiest she hadever seen.”Shaley would like to thankGrand Electric and encourage stu-dents to apply for this trip. “Ilearned so much and had a blast,thank you Grand Electric for spon-soring me! I hope that our cooper-ative will continue to provide thisopportunity to rural students likemyself. It was an amazing experi-ence! Thanks!”
Lensegrav attends Grand Electric sponsored Washington, DC trip
Shaley Lensegrav at the WW2memorial with Washingtonmonument in the background.Shaley at the white house.
School board reorganizes with full agenda
By Beth Hulm
There are two new faces on theBison school board. Marcie Brown-lee-Kari and Angie Thompson tooktheir oaths of office on Mondaynight. They were recently electedto serve a three-year term each,replacing Brad Besler and BrookeHershey who did not seek re-elec-tion. Bonnie Crow, business man-ager, and her assistant ColetteJohnson also swore to uphold theconstitution of the United Stateswhile they carry out their dutiesfor the next year.Besler was present through thefirst half of the meeting whilesome unfinished business wascompleted, including budget sup-plements and contingency trans-fers to cover shortfalls before clos-ing the books on the old year.Midway through the meeting,Crow took control of the figurativegavel to issue the aforementionedoaths and to oversee the election of a board chairman for the next fis-
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Brownlee-Kari, Crow, Thompson and Johnson recited Oathsof Office during Monday night's school board meeting.