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 31
Number 39
March 13, 2014
Includes Tax
Survivor: Nicaragua participant
addresses Bison students
By Beth Hulm
Bison students, grades 7 – 12,
learned about opportunities,
challenges, attitude, persever-
ance, determination, confidence,
desire, faith and adventure last
week from somebody who has ex-
perienced them all. Holly Hoff-
man, Eureka, South Dakota, was
at Bison school on Wednesday
morning to talk to students about
her life as a top-four finalist on
the 2010 national television real-
ity show, “Survivor: Nicaragua.”
Hoffman, a ranch wife, lives
with her husband and number
one cheerleader, Charlie. They
have three grown children.
Speaking for nearly two hours
to a rapt audience of students,
Hoffman began by telling them,
“Life is full of opportunities.
What you do with those opportu-
nities is your choice.”
“I took an opportunity; it be-
came a challenge,” she said. Cho-
sen as one of 20 participants from
a field of 100,000 applicants,
Hoffman’s reality TV experience
has changed her. “What I learned
from this experience became the
rest of my life,” she said.
In 2009 and still in her 40s,
Hoffman made a decision to have
a challenge and an adventure.
Charlie helped her film a three
minute audition tape and she
completed a 24-page application,
which was sent to CBS. There
were many naysayers who told
her that she’d never make it. She
chose not to jump to conclusions
but to believe. “If I’m meant to be
on this show, I’ll make it,” was
her philosophy.
Eight months following the ap-
plication process, she received a
voice mail from CBS Survivor’s
casting director. She thought it
was a prankster and didn’t return
the call. When he called a second
time and could answer questions
about her audition tape and writ-
ten application, she listened. She
was in the top 800 finalists!
The next calls from CBS were
to inform Hoffman that she was
in the top 200 and then the top
In March, 2010, those 50 final-
ists were flown by CBS to Los An-
geles. It was Hoffman’s first solo
flight and only the beginning of
the challenges that lie ahead of
All contact to the outside world
was cut off – cell phones and com-
puters were confiscated and par-
ticipants could not speak to one
another. Hoffman’s daily schedule
was dictated by CBS executives.
She was screened for personal-
ity, IQ, physical fitness and swim-
ming. She had a psychiatric test
and, finally, was interviewed in
front of 25 producers and direc-
tors and the president of CBS
She made it through the inter-
view and was started on a series
of immunization shots although
she still hadn’t been told if she
would have one of the 20 spots on
the show.
She was home in Eureka when
the congratulatory call came in
mid-April from Survivor’s Ken
Probst. “You made it!” he said.
Hoffman was required to sign a
$5 million dollar contract with
the network that she would owe
CBS that much money if she
talked about the show before the
season finale. Filming took place
in June and July but the show
didn’t begin airing on national
television until September. Her
contract also stated, “If you die,
continued on page 9
Holly Hoffman visits with Tessa Kopren.
By Lita Wells
What is your hobby? What is a
hobby? Well for Sara and Kevin
Weishaar son, Dodge Weishaar,
writing is his hobby. The hobby,
however, has turned into more- it
is now a major accomplishment.
Dodge Weishaar found his
hobby when he was in 6th grade.
And since that time he has made
it a daily hobby. Dodge Weishaar
has a journal that he writes in
nightly. We read part of a book be-
fore we go to bed, Dodge writes
part of a book before he goes to
But not only has Dodge
Weishaar written a book he actu-
ally got his book published. Not
something every senior in the
United States can say they have
done prior to graduation.
Family friend Rebecca Graf
helped Weishaar through the
steps to publication. Rebecca Graf
is also a writer and an editor for
the publishing company Silver
Tongue Publication. Weishaar said
that if it wasn't for his family and
friends it may have not ever got
published. There is a lot of steps to
getting the book finalized and this
is where his family and friends as-
sisted by keeping him on track.
He said the most exciting day of
the process was when he received
the final proof of his book, “The
Fallen”. It is a science fiction book
in the setting of 16 years into the
future. It is a book for young adult
to adult. Reviewers at Amazon.
com gave Weishaar’s book five
stars and says it is an amazing
book with a riveting plot.
Weishaar is planning on making it
a series of books; he actually has
the second one in the making but
would like to see some changes.
Besides, “The Fallen” series,
Weishaar also has another book
going through the editing process
at this time.
There will be a book signing
March 27 at the Bison Public Li-
brary from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. At that
time you can either bring your per-
sonal copy or you can purchase a
book at the signing. This will be
the only chance at getting a signed
autographed book. So come and
get your local author collection
started because there will be more
to come from Mr. Weishaar. You
can also purchase the book at or at Barnes & Noble
After graduation, Weishaar will
be attending college in Hastings,
Nebraska. His plans are to get
more English instruction to im-
prove his writing and/or to teach.
But whatever he does with his de-
gree he said he will always find
time for his hobby of writing.
“The Fallen”
published by local Author
Dodge Weishaar, author of The Fallen.
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St Patrick's day story hour at the Bison
Public Library from 11-12 all ages on Friday,
March 14th.
Everyone is invited to hear the 2014 graduating Sen-
iors who attend Grace Baptist Church share their
Senior Sermons during the 10:30 a.m. service as fol-
lows: Sunday, March 16 - Seth Buer and Tricia
Wilken. Sunday, March 23 - Brian LaDue and Drake
Alcoholics Anonymous is meeting weekly in Bison.
The group meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the
basement of the Presbyterian Church. Everyone is
To have your NON-PROFIT meeting listed here,
please submit them by calling: 244-7199, or e-mailing
to: We will run your event no-
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Please be advised that Perkins
County Highway Department
will post the following load limits
on all asphalt surfaced roads in
accordance with SDLC 32-14-6.
County Road weight limits WILL
GO into effect on March 6, 2014
and could stay on as late as April
30, 2014
The weight restrictions are:
(White Butte Rd), C-9A (Bixby
Rd), C-25 (Lemmon Airport Rd),
AND C-2 (Summerville Rd), C-19
(Old Theatre Rd), AND C-
3(Prairie City Rd).
There will be no spring load
limits on any gravel surfaced
County roads.
Serious and expensive damage
can occur on our highway system
if load limits are exceeded.
Please be advised that the
South Dakota Highway Patrol
have been requested to enforce
weight limitations on all Perkins
County Highways.
Load Limits will be removed at
the earliest possible date, de-
pending upon weather and road
Your cooperation during this
critical period will be greatly ap-
2014 Spring load limits for
Perkins County Highways
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South Dakota students are
urged to apply for BEEF scholar-
ships by May 1, 2014. Scholar-
ships are available for students
attending college or technical
schools. The scholarships are
scored on an essay telling how
they would promote beef and on
the student's involvement in
school and community. Interested
applicants can apply at or contact the
SD Cattlewomen, % Carol Simon,
15688 324th Avenue, Tolstoy, SD
57475 or call 605-442-2522.
SD CattleWomen
offer scholarships
The Stateline Right to Life
Chapter met March 4th at the
Grand Electric Social Room.
The chapter will sponsor an old
time family picnic at the park on
June 28, 2014. There will be a
potluck meal at noon, games and
ice cream for all. Come and enjoy
this event.
Care Net Crisis Pregnancy
Center in Rapid City will move to
2040 West Main Street, Suite 112
this month which will give the
center more space. However,
moving expenses will cost $7,000.
In a letter to the chapter Care
Net requested some financial
help. By unanimous vote the
chapter agreed to donate $350 to-
wards moving expenses. A Real
Estate Agency will now occupy
Care Net’s former space.
The chapter will also sponsor a
Mother’s Day ad in the Bison
Courier to honor mothers on their
special day. Watch for it.
The next meeting was set for
Tuesday, May 6 at the Grand
Electric Social Room at 5 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to attend
the chapter meetings.
Teddi Carlson, Secretary
Stateline Right to
Life makes plans
for summer fun
Dacotah Bank has received
regulatory approval to establish a
branch and offer banking services
in Jamestown, North Dakota.
Dan Vollmer, the bank’s re-
gional president in Rolla, says the
company has purchased land in
the southern part of the city, “We
have plans to build a new 8,000
square foot bank near the Wal-
mart store south of I-94 and west
of U.S. Highway 281. The plan al-
lows for future expansion to
about 12,000 square feet.”
The new Jamestown bank will
bring Dacotah Bank’s total num-
ber of locations to 34 across North
Dakota, South Dakota, and Min-
nesota. Dacotah Bank will bring
a number of convenient financial
services to the market including
free mobile banking, access to
over 100,000 free ATMs world-
wide, online deposits services,
credit cards for consumers and
businesses, and access to in-
creased lending limits for local
agricultural producers and busi-
ness operators, among other tra-
ditional banking and insurance
A ‘Dakota-grown’ company, Da-
cotah Bank’s home office and
flagship bank is just 100 miles
south of Jamestown in Aberdeen,
SD. While some of the company’s
bank locations were established
in the late 1800s and have been
serving local communities since,
Dacotah Banks, Inc., the parent
company and Dacotah Insurance,
its insurance division, will both
be marking 50 year anniversaries
in 2014.
Founded by Aberdeen business
leaders with expertise in finance,
agriculture, and insurance, the
company has grown to become
America’s 18th largest lender to
agricultural producers. More
than 500 men and women of Da-
cotah Bank today serve over
50,000 clients with banking, in-
surance, mortgage, and trust and
wealth management services in
North Dakota, South Dakota, and
More information about Daco-
tah Bank is available at dacotah-
Dacotah Bank expands to
Jamestown, North Dakota
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3rd Annual Chili Cook Off!
Saturday, March 22
The Buzz Stop
5 p.m.
Chili Contestants
How good is your Chili??? Lets find out!!!!
3rd place
Remainder of Chili will be available for “Free
Will Offering” - proceeds go to a local charity.
Tasters needed for judging from 5 - 6 p.m.
Call 244-7760 for more information
Registration forms available at the Buzz Stop.
Forms must be returned no later than March 20th.
Space is limited - sign up soon!
Nutrition Site
Thursday, March 13
Chicken alfredo
harvest beets
cranberry sauce
apple juice
fruit cocktail
Friday, March 14
Baked fish
sweet potatoes
peach crisp w/topping
Monday, March 17
St. Patrick’s Day
Cabbage beef soup
cold meat sandwich
pistachio pudding
Tuesday, March 18
boiled potatoes
bread pudding
Wednesday, March 19
Ginger pork chop
baked potato
seasonal fruit
Monday, March 17
Hot dog wrap
broccoli, cheese
& rice casserole
salad bar
fruit & milk
Tuesday, March 18
Sloppy joes
tator tots
salad bar
fruit & milk
Wednesday, March 19
Chicken nuggets
flavored rice
cream corn
whole grain roll
salad bar
fruit & milk
Thursday, March 20
green beans
salad bar
cinnamon roll
salad bar
fruit, milk
Corn growers will notice a couple
of major changes in crop insurance
for 2014.
The lower price of corn and lower
volatility in the market will combine
to make crop insurance premiums
lower for the 2014 crop, said
Matthew Diersen, SDSU Extension
Risk/Business Management Special-
Diersen added that another
change is insurance will now be
available for non-irrigated corn for
grain in several more western coun-
"Growers in those counties now
have the ability to directly insure
corn using either Yield Protection
(YP) or Revenue Protection (RP),"
Diersen said. "Growers and insur-
ance agents are likely aware of the
general way those products work, as
they have been available for wheat
in those counties."
Price level
The price level for corn insurance
in South Dakota is the average of
the December 2014 futures contract
price during the month of February.
At the end of January, Diersen said
that price was $4.50 per bushel,
down sharply from last year.
"That lower price level means that
the cost of insurance will also de-
cline," he said.
Volatility in the futures market is
the other cost driver, Diersen ex-
"The volatility factor has averaged
0.27 over the past five years. The
volatility is currently projected to be
about 0.17 - a level not seen since
2002. That low volatility, should it
continue, will mean that insurance
Expect changes in Corn Insurance
Growing up on a ranch near Wall
gave Emily Helms a deep respect for
the land and a passion for the people
that make up South Dakota's agri-
cultural industry.
Thanks to Farmers Union Foun-
dation Scholarship, Helms is cur-
rently working toward a graduate
degree in Range Science so she can
pursue a career working to help cat-
tle producers manage their grass-
"I still have undergraduate debt to
pay off, so this scholarship really
helped me out. It basically covered
this year of graduate study," says the
South Dakota State University
graduate student.
The $2,500 Farmers Union Foun-
dation Scholarship is designed to
help retain talent in South Dakota
to support South Dakota's agricul-
ture industry. It is open to students
from South Dakota, pursuing a
graduate degree in research, animal
science, agriculture business, agri-
culture education at an accredited
South Dakota school.
"Education is our future. This
scholarship is one way Farmers
Union works to help retain highly
skilled individuals in South
Dakota," said Karla Hofhenke, Exec-
utive Director of South Dakota
Farmers Union.
Helms says because she's not wor-
ried about paying for school this
year, she is able to focus all her time
on her studies and research project.
Working with Professor of Natural
Resource Management, Sandy
Smart, Helms' research looks at soil
moisture and temperature in rela-
tionship to high stocking
densities/mob grazing. She has re-
search plots set up in Quinn, Eu-
reka, Chamberlain and Brookings.
"Working with ranchers through
this research has reinforced my de-
sire to make range science my ca-
reer," she says.
Scholarship Deadline is June 1
Farmers Union is now taking appli-
cations for the 2014 Foundation
Scholarship through June 1, 2014.
Students interested in applying for
the 2014 scholarship should visit the
Farmers Union website,
Farmers Union Foundation Scholarship supports
agriculture talent for South Dakota's future
The South Dakota Value Added
Finance Authority (VAFA) approved
three Beginning Farmer Bond appli-
cations totaling almost $1.5 million
at a meeting on Thursday, Feb. 27,
in Brookings.
The Beginning Farmer Bond pro-
gram through the SDDA is available
for eligible beginning farmers or
ranchers to purchase agricultural
land at lower interest rates.
“To be eligible for the program, an
applicant must be at least 18 years
old, a resident of South Dakota, have
a net worth under $400,000 and own
less acres than 30 percent of the
county median,” says Terri LaBrie,
finance administrator for SDDA.
“The limit on a beginning farmer
bond is $509,600.”
Typically, the Beginning Farmer
Bond program works through a local
lender. However, if retiring farmers
are interested in passing on their
land to a beginner farmer, the inter-
est off that contract sale is federally
tax exempt, providing substantial
savings to the seller.
Unfortunately, there are regula-
tions prohibiting this type of trans-
action with closely related parties
such as parents or grandparents.
“The bond program is a great way
for a beginning farmer to buy land.
However, it’s also advantageous for
a retiring farmer that would be will-
ing to enter into a contract for deed
or an individual investor looking to
help finance a beginning farmer,”
says LaBrie.
The SDDA administers this pro-
gram through VAFA. The board
meets monthly and reviews the ap-
plications and issues the bonds for
approved projects. Board members
include: Bob Hull, Sisseton; Mark
Gross, Sioux Falls; Bill Hansen,
Centerville; Chuck Jepson, Ft.
Pierre; Jim Doolittle, Belle Fourche;
Marcia Hendrickson, Chancellor;
and Nathan Jensen, Beresford.
For information on the financial
programs offered through SDDA,
please contact one of the board mem-
bers or Terri LaBrie at 605.773.4026
Financing beginning farmers and ranchers
premiums will be lower in 2014," he
For a longer history and factors
for soybeans and spring wheat visit,
As growers make corn marketing
decisions, Diersen said it is helpful
to remember that the crop insurance
settles to the average of the Decem-
ber 2014 futures contract price dur-
ing October.
"Thus, for growers hedging with
futures or options, it would reduce
the basis risk to use the December
contract and plan to lift or roll
hedges in October," he said.
The basis, cash price in South
Dakota minus the futures during
October, has averaged -$0.71 the
past five years. Thus, the futures
price of $4.50 per bushel suggests a
cash price at harvest of $3.79 per
Non-irrigated grain coverage:
South Dakota counties which added
non-irrigated grain coverage are:
Bennett, Jones, Stanley, Haaken,
Dewey, Corson, and Ziebach. Several
counties in western South Dakota
remain silage-only for non-irrigated
ground (see map).
"Growers with grain coverage will
now be able to more effectively
hedge any corn sales. If doing so, it
would likely be Revenue Protection
(RP). RP that provides the best cov-
erage," Diersen said.
Those who raise corn for feed use
(as grain) may also consider RP. Ex-
amples of how crop insurance cover-
age works are available by visiting,
Meadow News
by Tiss Johnson
Callers of Mary Ellen Fried
during the week were Ed and Vi-
olet Chapman; Ray and Jean
Aaker; Herb Fried; Greg and
Peggy Fried.
Carolyn and Jerry Petik had
dinner with Irene Young on Tues-
day in Lemmon.
Carolyn Petik had visited with
Harold Kvale and several others
at Five Counties Nursing Home
in Lemmon.  She was also a lunch
guest at Thelma Lemke's.
Carolyn Petik attended Hope
Women's Bible Study at Kim
Petik's on Thursday afternoon.
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Bison Youth Wrestling attend Districts
Bison Youth Wrestling Club attended the district I wrestling tournament Saturday March 7th in Box Elder. Team members com-
peting were Ashtin Gerbracht, Hugh Groves, Shane Collins, Harland Groves, Teigan Clark, Colt Kopren, Rylee Veal, Kaden Glover,
and Cooper Mackaben. Advancing to the regional contest in Sturgis will be Ashtin, Hugh, Shane, Harland, Teigan, Rylee, and
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Rylee Veal working hard for a pin. Rylee took first place and
will be going to Regionals.
Kaden Glover going for a pin in round 3.
South Dakota’s effort to ad-
dress the growing problem of an-
tibiotic resistance is drawing
national attention. The state’s
antibiotic stewardship program is
featured in the March Vital Signs
publication on the subject from
the federal Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.
“Every year two million Ameri-
cans are infected with bacteria
that are resistant to current an-
tibiotics and more than 20,000
die from those infections,” said
Angela Jackley, healthcare-asso-
ciated infections coordinator for
the Department of Health. “It’s
critical that we do everything we
can to make sure antibiotics are
used only when they’re really
needed so the remain effective.”
Jackley said the department
and its partners are working
statewide to improve antibiotic
prescribing. The effort includes
training for health providers on
drug resistance and appropriate
use of antibiotics. those involved
in the effort include Avera
Health, Regional Health, Sanford
Health, hospitals, long term care
facilities, clinics, the South
Dakota Infection Control Council,
the South Dakota Pharmacy As-
sociation, the South Dakota Asso-
ciation of Healthcare
Organizations, the USD Sanford
School of Medicine and the In-
dian Health Service.
CDC’s Vital Signs publication
can be found at
South Dakota’s story can be
found under the related pages
link. Vital Signs is issued
monthly to offer data and calls to
action for important public health
issues. Along with bring featured
in the publication, South Dakota
was also asked to participate in
the Vital Signs town hall telecon-
ference for national health offi-
cials to share lessons learned
from its antibiotic stewardship
South Dakota recognized for
Antibiotic prescribing efforts
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Michael Kopren getting ready to play defense.
Tyler Kari with a free throw attempt
John Hatle launches a three-pointer.
Layton Hendrickson blocks a shot from behind.
Cardinals play final game
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Logan Hendrickson puts one off the glass.
Christopher Morris sinks a free throw.
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The Tack Room Museum
Some of the things you find in a
cowman’s tack room are at mini-
mum unusual, if not a little weird
to the average know-nothing per-
son about dealing with animals for
a living.
Our tack room not only stores
animal health supplies and horse
tack, but is also where collections
of anomalies are kept. Ours ranch
museum of sorts is where patrons
can get first-hand history and sto-
ries of the tack room exhibits from
the curator. These oddities are
items you just don’t see in metro-
politan museums, hobby collec-
tions, or displayed on coffee tables.
The milder collections include
used eartags. After they have been
properly noted and replaced, the
used ones do not get thrown away
but are collected for a while in a
box, bucket, or hung on a nail. We
also possess in our tack room mu-
seum a very rare piece found only
in our area—a prairie dog radio
collar as proof to skeptics that the
government is paying for such
things with our tax dollars.
Oftentimes it’s a visit to the tack
room where additional informa-
tion and stories are shared that
visitors could’ve easily lived the
rest of their days without know-
ing. I once made the mistake of
asking the curator what the hard,
dried up, furry thing was that
looked like a miniature mutated
rabbit foot on a ring of keys. It was
a branding day memento he ac-
quired decades ago as a young
bachelor. I didn’t stop myself from
asking why he kept it and the
story behind it is one I still regret
learning about. Its intended reuse
left me to question my husband’s
behavior as a bachelor. Therefore
I must tell, as the tack room cura-
tor has permitted me to share so
you too can satisfy your curiosity
and regret it.
An old neighbor used an emas-
culator tool to castrate calves at
brandings and my husband col-
lected in his front pocket the dis-
carded scrotum skins, jesting they
could be sold as fur-lined pasties.
The one on his keychain was kept
as a keepsake after his business
venture idea went sour when his
shirt emerged from the washing
machine with a hideous odor re-
sulting from his shirt pocket’s for-
Amy Kirk is a ranch wife from Custer, SD
gotten collection.
Another unusual exhibit is the
display of toenail trimmings in our
tack room’s windowsill. People,
I’m not talking about your stan-
dard yellow toenail fungus clip-
pings left in a pile on the living
room end table. I’m talking about
an assortment of a cow’s toenails
that grow out and curl and have to
be trimmed periodically. Similarly,
is the collection of cow teeth for-
merly on display, but currently
archived in another building.
We also have horse items avail-
able for touching including one of
the two sticks that our vet ex-
tracted from the inside of a horse’s
buttock after a branch was found
rammed into one of our gelding’s
hind end. After hearing the story,
a one-and-a-half-inch in diameter
stick emerges for show-and-tell to
emphasize the horse’s miraculous
historical event. The story be-
comes even more gasp-worthy
when viewers are shown the blunt
end that was stuck in the horse’s
rear. (The traumatic experience
has not changed the animal’s dis-
position of occasionally being a
dipstick though).
So basically, I am totally justi-
fied in bringing home any pretty
rock or found antique glass jar I
want to set on my kitchen window
sill without my collections receiv-
ing any flak.
Rosebud News by Tiss Johnson
John and Shirley Johnson;
Lester and Sharon Longwood and
Thelma Sandgren were Tuesday
afternoon coffee guests of Tiss
Tiss Johnson made a trip to
Lemmon Wednesday afternoon.
Jerry Miles and Bill Malicus of
Spearfish called on Tiss Johnson
Friday afternoon.
Wayne Weishaar called on Tiss
Johnson Friday afternoon.
Last weekend Thelma Sandgren
had no telephone, so she went to
John and Shirley’s to report the
outage. Tuesday, she called the
phone company again and Wednes-
day, they found a broken wire un-
derground. This weekend, she has
no phone again, but they only take
calls on weekdays.
Ash Wednesday services at Rose-
bud and we had a full church, it
was so nice.
Thursday Steve Sandgren came
out to Thelma’s for lunch, it was
nice to have some company.
Friday, Thelma Sandgren visited
Leola Witt in the Hospital, Helen
Meink at the Nursing Home and
her sister Gladys Vleim and other
friends. It was a big day.
Saturday, Thelma Sandgren did-
n’t have a phone again, so she went
to Shirley Johnson’s to call it in,
but they don’t take weekend calls.
She will be calling Monday morn-
Sunday afternoon, Thelma
Sandgren went to Hettinger and
picked up her sister, Gladys Vleim
and they went to the Methodist
Church to their pancake supper.
Thelma Sandgren called on John
and Shirley Johnson Sunday after-
LaVonne Foss and Shirley John-
son traveled to Lemmon Wednes-
Patricia Keller stayed with Al-
bert, Bridget Keller and the boys
from Sunday afternoon until
Thursday afternoon. While there,
she was a huge help in getting the
basement framed out.
Tuesday, Ryan and Stephanie
Archibald and Duane Harris were
afternoon guests of the Kellers for
the township meeting. 
Wednesday, Albert and Bridget
Keller made a trip to Hettinger to
run errands. Patricia, Albert, Brid-
get Keller and the boys attended
Ash Wednesday services at Rose-
bud Lutheran that evening.
Thursday, Duane Harris was a
dinner guest of the Kellers. Patri-
cia headed home to Trail City after
dinner. The rest of us all loaded up
and headed to Dickinson to pick up
Dawn Harris who had carpal tun-
nel surgery. 
Saturday, James, Sheri and
James Jr Wolff, Bismarck, ND,
were dinner guests and visitors of
Albert and Bridget Keller and
Sunday, the Kellers loaded up
and went to see Patricia Keller at
Trail City.
Wednesday night, Ethan, Ella
and Erik Anderson were supper
guests of Tim and JoAnne Seim.
Saturday afternoon, Jacob and
JoAnne Seim visited with Sabra
and Arlie Hulm and family at
Justin, Jo and Jacob Seim were
Sunday supper guests of Tim and
JoAnne Seim.
Susan Gunn attended the fu-
neral service for Bob Raney in
Lemmon Saturday morning.
Vince and Susan Gunn played
cards at Summerville Sunday af-
Jim Miller made a trip to Scran-
ton Tuesday.
Matt and Christi Miller and Zab-
rina were Wednesday evening
guests of Jim and Patsy Miller.
Jim, Patsy and Christi attended an
Eastern Star meeting in Bison.
Jim and Patsy Miller made a trip
to Hettinger Friday, they visited
Violet Miller at the Nursing home,
then attended Dr. Saffy’s retire-
ment party.
Jim and Patsy Miller traveled to
Lemmon Saturday.
Matt, Christi and Zabrina Miller
were Sunday afternoon and
evening guests of Jim and Patsy
Dr. Jason M. Hafner
Dr. David J. Prosser
Faith Clinic
1st & 3rd Wed. of the month
Buffalo Clinic
2nd & 4th Wed. of the month
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Survivor: Nicaragua participant addresses Bison students continued from page 1
CBS is not liable for your death.”
Before she left, there were days
when she wanted to back out. She
posted a handwritten note, torn
from the corner of a page in her
notebook, on her mirror. “You
must believe in yourself,” it said.
Upon arrival on foreign soil,
the 20 finalists were picked up at
the airport in window-blackened
vans and transported three hours
to a nice resort area where they
spent six days. Next, they were
moved to tents in the middle of
the jungle and divided into two
“tribes” – the old ones (above 40)
and the young ones. Later, tribal
membership would change.
The two tribes lived about two
miles apart and only came to-
gether for the show’s challenges.
The losers of each challenge went
to “tribal councils” and voted one
of their own off the show. When
just three contestants remained,
they and several past contestants
voted for who would win the com-
petition and $1,000,000 in prize
Before the challenges even
began, Hoffman faced a personal
one. She was bitten, in her sleep,
by a blister beetle bug, which left
a raw open sore on her arm. Its
why, in the show, she wore a shirt
that had only one arm cut out of
it. Producers didn’t want the
viewing audience to see that sore
and made her leave one sleeve at-
Filming went on for 39 days.
CBS selected Hoffman’s
wardrobe, which consisted of one
set of clothes, one pair of shoes
and a swimsuit. Each tribe re-
ceived a machete, two buckets
and a container of rice. The near-
est water source was a quarter of
a mile away.
Hoffman assured Bison stu-
dents that none of what they saw
on the show was fake. Cameras
were on Hoffman and the others
for 24 hours per day except for
solo bathroom breaks in the jun-
gle. Hoffman knew that, “Every-
thing that you said and
everything that you did will be
televised to the entire world.”
The loneliness, starvation and
cold were overwhelming for Hoff-
man, yet she persevered. On Day
5 of filming, she had a “emotional
breakdown,” she said. She an-
nounced that she was quitting. In
retrospect, she said, “Fatigue
makes cowards of us all.” Her
conversation with a teammate,
former NFL coach Jimmy John-
son, kept her going. He talked to
her about attitude. “You have a
choice every morning when you
get up,” he told her.
By Day 12, Hoffman had se-
lected a blue rock in a random
drawing and was made the cap-
tain of a new tribe. It was no
longer young vs. old but a team
that she chose. She referred to it
as her new beginning and said
that it gave her confidence. “In
life,” she said, “you are who you
associate with.”
On Day 17, her team won a
challenge that earned them real
food at a Nicaraguan farm. After
starving for so many days, the
food made them all sick.
When they won another chal-
lenge on Day 28, the prize was a
hot dog. Hoffman told about how
much she wanted that hotdog! In-
stead, she chose to get rice and a
tarp for her tribe. Theirs had
burned in a fire.
Physical and mental challenges
continued and two of the contest-
ants walked off the show. “Quit-
ting is the easiest thing you’ll
ever do in your life,” Hoffman told
Bison students. “Negative minds
will never give you a positive
On Day 33 – dirty, bug bitten,
starving and stinky – Hoffman
was able to receive a phone video
from her family back in South
Dakota. “I’ve never wanted to
come home more than I did that
day,” she admitted.
With only six contestants re-
maining, CBS flew in family
members. She was excited to see
Charlie walk towards her. The
winner of that day’s challenge
would get to spend four hours on
a boat with their family member.
She didn’t win but her friend
Chase did. He was allowed to in-
vite Hoffman and Charlie to join
him and his mother on the boat.
The Hoffmans had an anniver-
sary while she was away filming
the show. That boat ride “was the
best anniversary gift I’ve ever
gotten,” she said.
As the competition neared com-
pletion, Hoffman was the last
woman survivor, first in the top
five and then the top four. She
said she was in a “tight alliance”
with two of her teammates and
they promised to not vote each
other off. The other contestant,
Fabio, would be the one to go.
That’s not how it happened.
Fabio won the challenge on
Day 38, which meant he couldn’t
be voted off. Hoffman was the one
to go. Hoffman prefers to think of
her time there as “not one day
short but 38 days long.”
Fabio was the eventual million
dollar winner.
“It’s not how you walk onto the
playing field,” she said, “but how
you walk off.”
As each contestant was elimi-
nated, they were sent to a resort.
Nobody could go home until all
filming was complete, so as not to
give away secrets about who was
still in the competition.
When Hoffman arrived back in
South Dakota, she had lost 22
pounds. “I could barely walk,” she
said. Her mom cried when she
saw her. Her son told her he was
proud of her. That, to Hoffman,
was worth much more than a
cash prize. “I won the million dol-
lars,” she said. For her, those
words held more value than
The torches used on the show
to indicate which contestants re-
mained were later sold on eBay.
Proceeds go towards cancer re-
search. Hoffman and her hus-
band stayed up all night to bid on
her torch, which they successfully
purchased for $1,500. She had it
in the school gym last week to
show to students.
Hoffman has written a book -
“Your Winner Within.” She’s also
a sought after speaker.
Arrangements for Hoffman’s
visit to Bison were made by
Veronica Kari, who had heard
Hoffman speak elsewhere. She
partnered with the Lemmon
school district, who hosted Hoff-
man on Wednesday afternoon.
Mileage and the motel bill were
split between the two schools. In
Bison, Kari recruited sponsors to
pay the expenses. Those who con-
tributed were Grand Electric,
West River Cooperative Tele-
phone, Bison Ambulance, Hurry
and Hustle Club, the Men’s Club
and Town and Country CFEL.
Holly Hoffman seated with the Bison 7th through 12 students of Bison.
10 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, March 13, 2014
Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m.
Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 7:30 p.m.
Church of Christ
18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.
Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Dana Lockhart
Sat. evening services •American - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday morning services •Rosebud - 8:00 a.m. • Indian Creek - 10:30 a.m.
Sunday evening services • Grand River Lutheran - 5:00 p.m.
Christ Lutheran Church WELS
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens
Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m.
Coal Springs Community Church
South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20
Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.
Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor David Moench
Sabbath School - 2:00 p.m., Worship Service - 3:00 p.m.
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: - Morristown - 4:45 p.m., Lemmon 7:15 p.m.
Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Bison - 11:00 a.m.
Holland Center Christian Reformed Church
Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CRE
Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. Sunday School - 9:30 for all ages
Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Reva • Sunday School 9:45 a.m. for all ages
•Worship Service - 11:00 a.m., WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.
Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter
Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m.
Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.
Church Services
Pastor’s Perspective
Pastor Phil Hahn
Grace Baptist Church
Saved or Lost?
Luke 19:10 - For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.
The historical account of the sinking of the Titanic gives us a vivid picture of
God's teaching about salvation. Every person on board went into the water -
some in lifeboats but most were not as fortunate. They were all in need of rescue.
Sadly less than half were saved, and the majority were lost to the frigid waters.
As the Carpathia picked up survivors, the news was wired back to England. On a
chalkboard outside the White Star Lines two lists were written with the head-
ings: KNOWN TO BE LOST and KNOWN TO BE SAVED. Relatives gathered
daily to see on which list their loved one's name would be written. Some were re-
lieved, but many more were grieved to hear the news. There is a lesson to learn
from this account. God teaches us in the Bible that all human beings are born in
sin or are "in the frigid water" in need of rescue. Jesus came to save what was
lost. Those who are lost are you and I. If you place our faith in Him by accepting
Jesus as Savior, you enter into a personal relationship with God - you get into His
lifeboat. He will rescue you from your sinfulness and give you eternal life. He
will rescue you from death, eternal separation from God. He will rescue you from
hell, the place of eternal judgment for those who are lost. The question is, Where
is your name written? Are you counted among those KNOWN TO BE LOST or
are you among those KNOWN TO BE SAVED?
Ephesians 2:8 - For by grace are you saved through faith...
Jim Haggart, age 94 of Bison,
passed away suddenly on Thurs-
day evening, March 6, 2014 at the
Rapid City Regional Hospital as
the result of a heart attack.
The Memorial Service for Jim
was held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday,
March 11, 2014 at the American
Lutheran Church in Bison with
James Erwin Haggart “Jim”
Pastor Dana Lockhart officiating.
Burial was in the Bison Cemetery
with full military honors afforded
by the Rogers-Smith American
Legion Post #255 of Bison, SD.
All World War II Veterans and
Jim’s Friends are considered
Honorary Bearers.
“Jim” to his many friends was
born February 25, 1920 on the
Haggart homestead southwest of
Date, SD to Reuben and Ida
(Obst) Haggart. He attended
Highland School in Perkins
County and Bison High School for
3 years. Jim graduated from
Lemmon High School in 1939.
He was drafted into the U.S.
Army on 25 Oct 1941 and served
at Dutch Harbor in Alaska’s Aleu-
tian Islands. While there, he laid
unsubstantiated claim to shoot-
ing down a Japanese Zero air-
craft. After 1 year in Alaska, Jim
was commissioned into the U.S.
Army Air Corp and entered Pilot
Training and continued to serve
his country as a Lieutenant until
being honorably discharged on 26
October 1945 as a P51 Mustang
Pilot. He later reached the rank
of Major in the Air Force Re-
Jim returned to Bison where he
ranched for a short time and then
moved to Bison and started Jim’s
Motors, selling Kaiser-Frazer au-
tomobiles and doing mechanic
work. In 1947, he began farming
near Prairie City for Ted Beck-
man and over the years contin-
ued expanding his own farming
and ranching business.
In 1948, he started aerial crop
spraying with his good friend
Gail Coe. After 1 year, he contin-
ued spraying under Jim’s Spray-
ing Service later naming it
Haggart’s Aerial Spraying Serv-
ice. In later years, he worked
with his son Terry operating the
business for 65 years, until 2013.
He continued to spray crops into
his seventies. Jim flew over 50
different kinds of aircraft in his
lifetime. He flew many mercy
flights of ill people to hospitals,
law Cheryl (Bob) Majeski, Hi-
awatha, KS; 2 step daughters,
Cheryl (Bob) Shinabarger,
Spearfish, SD, and Julie Wells,
Rapid City, SD, 4 grandchildren,
13 step grandchildren, 25 great
grandchildren; 1 brother, Wilbur
(Beverly) Haggart, Bison, SD;
and 2 sisters, Ruby (Herman)
VanDenBerg, Prairie City, SD;
and Marjorie Warner, Loudon,
TN; and numerous nieces and
Jim was preceded in death by
his parents, his wife, Mary in
1978, 2 sisters, Shirley Haggart
and Dorothy Schreffler, and 1
brother Marlin Haggart, and a
step-son Randy Wells.
A memorial has been estab-
Condolences may be sent to the
family at www.evansonjensenfu-
medicine, mail and food to
stranded weather victims. He
also located electrical outages for
Grand Electric and livestock for
area ranchers.
Jim was a member of the Bison
Town Board and served as its
President. He was a member of
the Flying Farmers, West River
Telephone Board, Masons, Elks
Lodge, and a lifetime member of
the Bison American Legion Post.
He was inducted into the South
Dakota Aviation Hall of Fame in
2005. Jim enjoyed hunting, fish-
ing and dancing in his early years
and trapshooting and checking
cattle in his later years. After re-
tirement, he became a fan of the
Atlanta Braves.
Surviving family members in-
clude his wife, Esther, Bison, SD;
1 son and daughter-in-law, Terry
and Mary Haggart, Bison, SD 1
daughter, Mary Jane Haggart,
Rapid City, SD; 2 stepsons
Rodger (Mary Lou) Wells, Clear-
water, Fl; Lonnie (Cheryl) Wells,
Lincoln, NE; 1 step daughter-in-
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Marketing Assistance Loans is 1.
Interest Rate for Farm Storage
Facility Loans is 2.125 7 YEAR
Interest Rate for Farm Storage
Facility Loans is 2.750 10 YEAR
Interest Rate for Farm Storage
Facility Loans is 2.875 12 YEAR
FLP Farm Operating Loan Inter-
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FLP Farm Ownership Loan In-
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Producers have until March 17,
2014, to purchase coverage through
the Noninsurable Crop Disaster As-
sistance Program (NAP) for 2014
spring seeded crops, perennial and
annual forage crops intended for
haying or grazing. The sales clos-
ing date is actually March 15, 2014
but since this date falls on Satur-
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March 17, 2014 to purchase cover-
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Additionally, producers in South
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RMA coverage for 2014 annual for-
age crops. However, beginning in
2015, NAP coverage will not be
available for annual forage crops in
In the event of a natural disaster,
NAP covers the amount of loss
greater than 50 percent of the ex-
pected production based on the ap-
proved yield and reported acreage.
Eligible producers can apply for
coverage at the County FSA office.
They must file the application and
pay a service fee by the March 17
deadline. The service fee is the
lesser of $250 per crop or $750 per
producer per administrative
county, not to exceed a total of
$1875 for a producer with farming
interests in multiple counties.
Limited resource farmers may
request a waiver of the service fee
at the time the application for cov-
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Gerbracht places 4th at State B Wrestling
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The Bison Courier • Thursday, March 13, 2014 • 13
The weather took a positive
turn after the horrible cold we
had last weekend. When we got
up last Sunday morning the ther-
mometer read 29 degrees below
zero, the ground was covered
with snow, and we started calving
heifers. When I drove home from
Pierre Thursday evening the
temp was in the forties, snow was
melting fast, and all the creeks
were running. Water was run-
ning over the road into the ranch
and Olson Creek in front of our
house was almost over the road.
This is the change we hoped for!
The Cowboy Caucus hosted the
3rd annual Testicle Festival, or
“Testy Festy”, after session Tues-
day evening in Ft. Pierre. The
Cowboy Caucus includes Sen.
Ryan Maher, Sen. Billie Sutton,
Sen. Jason Frerichs, and Rep.
Troy Heinert. These cowboys rent
a house together during session
and for the last three years to-
ward the end of session they in-
vite legislators, interns, lobbyists,
cowboys, and anyone else with a
hankering for good food over to
their house to feast on Rocky
Mountain oysters (calf testicles to
those of you from urban areas),
steak tips, onion rings, shrimp,
fry bread and wojapi. Rep. Hein-
ert gave the invitation on the
House floor, letting us know that
they would have a “sack lunch”
for everyone. After the laughter
following his remarks, an east
river legislator seated near me
wanted to know what was so
funny, so I had to explain what a
“sack lunch” was to an urban leg-
islator. If you don’t get the joke,
ask a rancher.
While I’m on the subject of
ranch life, HB 1184, my bill to
make the “Day of the American
Cowboy” an unpaid state holiday
on the 4th Saturday in July
sailed through both houses of the
legislature without a single no
vote and has been sent to the gov-
ernor’s desk. Rodeo cowboy Sen.
Billie Sutton was the Senate
prime and did a great job pitching
the bill in the Senate.
The South Dakota chapter of
the Great Western Cattle Trail
Association will be hosting the
GWCTA national convention in
the Black Hills this July during
the Belle Fourche Roundup rodeo
and we will celebrate the Day of
the American Cowboy in conjunc-
tion with the convention. Anyone
who is interested in becoming in-
volved in the Cattle Trail Associ-
ation, our next meeting will be at
the High Plains Western Her-
itage Center in Spearfish at 1:00
on March 17th. It’s also Saint
Patrick’s Day, so don’t forget to
wear green!
We’re headed down the home-
stretch – only one long week left
until the 2014 legislative session
is over. Gov. Daugaard hasn’t ve-
toed any bills yet, so we may not
even need to go back to Pierre for
Veto Day.
The Appropriators are working
to finalize the budget and much
of the final week will be spent on
budget negotiations. Thankfully,
unlike the federal government
the South Dakota Constitution
requires that we balance the
budget, so we can’t spend money
we don’t have. Here is a break-
down of what each tax dollar pays
45 cents of that dollar goes to
education for K-12, higher educa-
tion, tech schools, and the De-
partment of Education.
39 cents of the dollar goes to
taking care of people: Medicaid,
Human Services Center, TANF,
11 cents goes to protect the
public: corrections, the courts,
public safety, and the Attorney
General’s office.
The last nickel is spent on the
rest of state government: 10 de-
partments, 4 bureaus, the gover-
nor and his office, 5 constitutional
offices and the legislature.
Here are some of the bills the
House passed this week:
•SB 2 provides for the delayed
arrest, under certain circum-
stances, in regard to outstanding
warrants for victims of domestic
abuse with minor children.
•SB 3 provides for continuity in
the judicial review of lawsuits,
complaints, and petitions be-
tween parties to a petition for
protection orders.
•SB 7 modifies the persons eli-
gible for protection from domestic
abuse and revises terminology.
•I brought SB 22 authorizing
the issuance of citations for live-
stock inspection violations to the
House Wednesday where it
passed unanimously. SB 22 is
supported by the Brand Board,
the livestock organizations, and
producers within the livestock in-
spection area. I’m pretty sure the
governor will sign this needed bill
into law.
•SB 31 makes an appropria-
tion to reimburse family physi-
cians who have complied with the
requirements of the recruitment
assistance program and declares
an emergency.
•SB 74 provides for the consid-
eration of joint physical custody
of a minor.
•SB 75 prohibits local govern-
ments from enacting, maintain-
ing, or enforcing regulations on
certain dog breeds.
•SB 104 authorizing the use of
night vision equipment for hunt-
ing under certain conditions.
Landowners can now use night
vision goggles along with a spot-
light to hunt coyotes, raccoons,
skunks and other varmints at
•SB 122 provides for insurance
coverage for the treatment of
hearing impairments for persons
under the age of nineteen.
•SB 150 allows the use of
supraglottic airway devices by
emergency medical technicians,
and declares an emergency.
•SB 154 establishes the Jo-
lene's Law Task Force to study
the impact of sexual abuse of chil-
dren in this state and to make
recommendations to the Legisla-
ture on policies to effectively ad-
dress the issue.
•SB 161 revises provisions re-
lating to notice provided by min-
eral developers.
•SB 186 revises electronic
driver license renewal require-
ments and authorizes electronic
upgrades of restricted minor's
To contact me in Pierre, call the
House Chamber number 773-
3851. Leave a phone number and
I’ll call you back. The fax number
is 773-6806. If you send a fax, ad-
dress it to Rep. Betty Olson. You
can also email me at rep.bettyol- during session.
Track bills and committee meet-
ings at this link:
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Greetings from Pierre, I just
want to take a moment to say
THANK YOU to everyone who
has taken time over the past
eight years to call, write letters,
and send emails. Your opinions
have always mattered and I have
always taken them under consid-
eration when taking votes on
your behalf. I have truly enjoyed
getting to know each and every
one of you across the district. I’ve
had and experience of a life time
to be able to serve as your state
senator for District 28. District
28 is a huge area in square miles
to cover and I have enjoyed trav-
eling every part of this big and
vast country. I have traveled to
places in the district that I other-
wise would have probably never
gone and seen, or visited with the
people who live in these remote
Bob Mercer wrote about my
eight years in the Senate in last
week’s daily newspapers, the
story can be found online at the
Rapid City Journal or the Ab-
erdeen American News. He sums
up my time in the Senate in a
way that I will never be able to
tell you here in this short column.
Mercer is an excellent reporter
for all the happenings in and
around the state capitol and does
an admirable job reporting the
As I sign off one last time,
Thanks Again and I hope to see
you all again someday. Thanks
for the giving me greatest experi-
ence of my life, and for that I will
be forever grateful, to you the vot-
ers. God Bless you all.
Here are the happenings from
week eight of the 2014 Legisla-
tive Session. As we enter into
week nine, there will be many of
the big decision made this week
in regards to the budget. We will
receive revenue estimates on
Monday, March 10. Once we
have an idea of the revenues we
will then start setting the spend-
ing priorities.
Domestic Violence Reform
Bills Pass Both Houses
A package of bills to broaden
Senator Ryan Mahers views on week 8
domestic violence laws has
passed the House and Senate.
Several bills were amended so
they now wait for concurrence.
The legislation would expand do-
mestic abuse laws to cover cou-
ples who are dating but don’t live
together. Current law defines do-
mestic abuse as harm, the at-
tempted harm or the infliction of
fear of harm committed by family
or household members against
spouses, former spouses, some
relatives, people who live or have
lived in the same household or
people who have a child together.
The bills were part of a legislative
summer study.
Wheat Check-Off Bill Passes
Both House and Senate
This week the State Senate
gave final approval to a measure
that will change the wheat check-
off assessment fee. Currently
every bushel of wheat sold has
1.5 cents per bushel fee collected
for research and promotion that
is refundable. With the changes
in HB 1081 the new assessment
will be four tenths of a percent on
the net price of wheat sold. This
will result in roughly double the
amount of revenue collected to
fund programs at our land grant
university, SDSU. Even though
the wheat check-off is refundable
one difference is that the Wheat
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Commission is appointed by the
Governor, unlike the corn check-
off board who are elected.
Legislature Passes Unfair
Claims Settlement Act
Both houses have passed the
Governor’s Bill (HB 1054) to
enact model legislation for the
Unfair Claims Settlement Act.
The Act will provide the Division
of Insurance with new authority
to regulate unfair claims settle-
ments. The bill was touted as
consumer protection legislation
and spurred by a matter involv-
ing recent unpaid claims by a
long-term care insurance
Texting-While-Driving Bans
Moves to Final House
House Bill 1177 passed the
House with a vote of - and has
now passed Senate State Affairs
with a 6-5 vote. It will now head
to the Senate floor for final ac-
tion. The bill would create a sec-
ondary offense for texting while
driving- which means a person
cannot be pulled over solely for
texting. The person would first
have to be stopped for violating a
primary offense such as speeding.
The bill would also override
stronger texting bans that have
been enacted by a number of
cities in the state. A violation
would be considered a petty of-
fense with a $25 fine.
Shared Parenting Bill
Headed to Governor
The shared parenting bill (SB
74) passed the House this week
with a 68-2 vote and now moves
to the Governor's desk for signa-
ture. The Senate passed the bill
with unanimous support. The leg-
islation is based on an Iowa cus-
tody law and is designed to give
children substantial time with
both parents. It does not estab-
lish a presumption of equal par-
enting and judges will still have
the final say in assigning custody.
Another Gun Fight
House Bill 1229 has passed
both houses. The bill would re-
quire mental health officials to
notify the federal government if
someone were involuntarily com-
mitted for being a danger to one’s
self or others. Federal law pro-
hibits the dangerously mentally
ill from buying firearms. How-
ever South Dakota does not cur-
rently submit such information to
the federal background system.
The NRA and National Shooting
Sports Association support the
Obama Administration
Rejects State’s Proposal for
Partial Medicaid Expansion
The Obama Administration has
rejected the proposal from Gover-
nor Daugaard for permission to
partially expand Medicaid to
cover people earning up to 100%
of the poverty line ($11,670 for an
individual or $31,721 for a family
of four). The proposal would pro-
vide coverage for about 26,000
South Dakotans who are cur-
rently uninsured.
The Affordable Care Act calls for
states to expand Medicaid to
133% of the poverty level. The
Obama Administration has basi-
cally said take it or leave it and is
unwilling to allow flexibility for
the state. The legislature will
now debate whether or not to ac-
cept full expansion as allowed
under the Affordable Care Act.
There are strong feelings on both
sides of the issue and there is no
guarantee that the legislature
will approve any Medicaid expan-
sion this year.
Rail Road Funding Picks up
A proposal to rehabilitate the
state-owned rail road west of
Chamberlain is picking up steam.
Governor Daugaard introduced
HB 1041 to appropriate $1.2 mil-
lion for the rehabilitation of the
rail road bridge at Chamberlain
which would set the stage for the
rehabilitation to continue west.
The Senate Appropriations Com-
mittee amended the bill this
week to increase funding by an
additional $6 million which
would allow for rehabilitation of
the rail to at least Lyman and
possibly Kennebec. The SD
Wheat Growers have already an-
nounced plans to build a $40 mil-
lion shuttle loader facility and
agronomy center at Lyman if the
rail road is rehabilitated. If the
bill passes the Senate it will go to
conference committee. Senate
Bill 137 also provides funding for
the project, however it has been
amended from the original $6
million. It passed the Senate and
House Appropriations and will
now go to the House floor. The
state rehabilitated the line from
Mitchel to Chamberlain after re-
ceiving a Transportation Invest-
ment Generating
Economic Recovery (TIGER)
grant. The rehabilitation resulted
in immediate and substantial
economic development-including
the Liberty Grain shuttle loader
facility near Kimball.
Legislature Passes
Resolution to Allow More
Gaming Options in
House Joint Resolution 1001
passed the House 37-30 and has
now passed the Senate 25-10.
This Resolution will allow voters
in the next general election to
vote on an amendment to Article
III, section 25 of the Constitution
of the State of South Dakota to
allow roulette, keno, and craps in
the City of Deadwood. Should the
resolution pass on the ballot, this
will also be opened to all tribal
casinos across the state.
Please keep in touch on the is-
sues and feel free to contact me at
(605) 850-3598 or at my legisla-
tive email
my person email address is I enjoy
the chance to serve as an elected
official in your citizen Legisla-
ture. As always you can follow
everything online at
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Perkins County
Notice of
Responsibility to
Control Noxious
Weeds and
Declared Pests
of March 2014, pursuant to SDCL 38-
22 as amended to all owners, occu-
pants, agents and public officials in
charge of lands in Perkins County,
South Dakota, that they are responsi-
ble for suppression, control, and eradi-
cation of noxious weeds and declared
pest’s infestation that may exist on
such lands.
Chemical, biological, and/or cultural
control methods used for the suppres-
sion, control and eradication of noxious
weed and declared pest infestations
shall be those approved for such pur-
pose by the Perkins County Weed and
Pest Supervisor, and the South Dakota
State University Experiment Station.
The Perkins County Weed and Pest
Control Board request all organic pro-
ducers within the county to meet with
the board to identify all land under
this program.
The Perkins County Weed and Pest
Control Board have a Prairie Dog ap-
plicator for use. A deposit of $25.00 is
required for 3 days of usage. Call 374-
5315 or 244-7299 for arrangements.
Upon failure to observe this notice, the
county weed and pest board is required
to proceed pursuant to the law and
have the noxious weeds or declared
pests destroyed by such methods as
they find necessary, the expense of
which shall constitute a lien and be en-
tered as a tax against the land, and be
collected as other real estate taxes are
collected, or by other means as pro-
vided by law.
Plant and animals designated as being
noxious weeds and declared pests in
the state of South Dakota are Leafy
Spurge, Salt Cedar, Perennial Sow
Thistle, Russian Knapweed, Hoary
Cress, Canada Thistle, Purple Looses-
trife, Gypsy Moth, and Prairie Dogs.
upon establishing probable cause to
believe a noxious weed or declared pest
infestation exists upon any property in
Perkins County, representative of
Perkins County Weed and Pest Control
board will enter upon said property for
the purpose of inspecting and confirm-
ing that such infestation actually ex-
Robert Hermann, Chairman
Perkins County Weed and Pest Board
[Published March 13, 2014 and March
20, 2014 at a total approximate cost of
Perkins County
Weed and Pest
Board Invitation
for Chemical Bid
The Perkins County Weed and Pest
Board is now requesting sealed bids for
the supply of chemical for the period
beginning May 1, 2014 through De-
cember 31, 2014. Bids are to be for not
less than 100 gallons Platoon in 2 1/2
gallon containers, no less than 100 gal-
lons Tordon in 2 1/2 gallon containers,
no less than 30 qts. of Milestone in
quart containers, no less than 100 gal-
lons MSO in 2 1/2 gallon containers, no
less than 15 gallons of Plateau in gal-
lon containers. The Perkins County
Weed and Pest Board would like the
option to purchase additional chemical
as needed throughout the summer and
fall. Please quote prices on these chem-
icals as well. Bid quotes should also in-
clude storage of chemical , distribution
cost and all pertinent paperwork asso-
ciated with distribution through De-
cember 31, 2014 and 24-hour access to
pick up chemical. In addition, all un-
used chemical must be taken back for
storage at the end of the spraying year.
Bid should include any other addi-
tional costs that might be applicable.
Bids are to be stated as price per gal-
lon, delivered in Bison, South Dakota.
Sealed envelopes are to be addressed
to Perkins County Weed & Pest Board,
PO Box 126, Bison, SD 57620 and
clearly marked “Chemical Bid”.
Bids will be received until 1:00 p.m. on
March 27th 2014 and will be opened
and publicly read aloud at 1:30 p.m.
during the regular meeting of the
Perkins County Weed and Pest Board.
The Perkins County Weed and Pest
Board reserve the right to accept or re-
ject any or all bids. No chemical substi-
tutions unless specified and accepted
by the Perkins County Weed and Pest
Robert Hermann, Chairman
Perkins County Weed and Pest Board
[Published March 13, 2014 and March
20, 2014 at a total approximate cost of
Cash Township
Equalization Meeting
Cash Township will hold there Equal-
ization meeting Monday, March 17 at
7:00 p.m. at the at the John Green res-
[Published March 6, and March 13,
2014 at a total approximate cost of
Lodgepole Township
Equalization Meeting
Lodgepole Township will hold there
Equalization meeting Monday, March
17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lodgepole Store.
[Published March 6, and March 13,
2014 at a total approximate cost of
Ada Township
Annual Meeting
Ada Township will hold there Annual
meeting Monday, March 17, 2014 at
6:00 p.m. at the at the Jerry Fero resi-
dence. Equalization meeting will fol-
low immediately after Annual Meeting
business is concluded.
[Published March 6, and March 13,
2014 at a total approximate cost of
Shannon Veal
Veal Haygrinding
Larry Veal
Dustin Wells!
A school land lease auction will be held
in Perkins County Courthouse, in
Bison, SD on March 24, 2014 at 1:00
PM (MT).
A list of tracts available for lease may
be obtained at the Perkins County Au-
ditor’s Office, by visiting sdpubli-, or by contacting Mike
Cornelison, Office of School & Public
Lands, 500 E Capitol Avenue, Pierre,
SD 57501-5070 or phone (605)773-
4172. Disabled individuals needing as-
sistance should contact the Office of
School and Public Lands at least 48
hours in advance of the auction to
make any necessary arrangements.
[Published February 27, 2014, March
6, March 13, and March 20, 2014 at a
total approximate cost of $29.49.]
Wells Township
Equalization Meeting
Wells Township will hold there Equal-
ization meeting Monday, March 17 at
7:00 p.m. at the at the Todd Goddard
[Published March 6, and March 13,
2014 at a total approximate cost of
Strool Township
Equalization Meeting
Strool Township will hold there Equal-
ization meeting Friday, March 21 at
7:00 p.m.
[Published March 13, and March 20,
2014 at a total approximate cost of
for the
The Town of Bison is seeking $419,000
of funding from the Board of Water and
Natural Resources for a number of
needed improvements to its sanitary
sewer system including: re-lining or
replacing several existing segments of
sewer main, and the addition of fabric
and riprap to various areas of the ex-
isting berms surrounding the Town’s
sewage treatment ponds. The funds
could be either a grant from the state
Consolidated Water Facilities Con-
struction Program or a loan from the
Clean Water State Revolving Fund
(SRF) Program. The Clean Water SRF
loan terms are 3.25% for 30 years, and
the Board of Water and Natural Re-
sources may forgive all or a portion of
loan principal. The amount, source of
funds, and terms will be determined by
the Board of Water and Natural Re-
sources when the application is pre-
sented at a scheduled board meeting.
The purpose of the public hearing is to
discuss the proposed project, the pro-
posed financing, and the source of re-
payment for the loan. The public is
invited to attend and comment on the
The public hearing will be held at the
Grand Electric Social Room, 801 Cole-
man Avenue, Bison, SD on Monday,
March 24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
[Published March 13, 2014 at a total
approximate cost of $16.61.]
Meadow Township
Annual Meeting
Meadow Township will hold there An-
nual meeting Monday, March 17, 2014
at 7:00 p.m. at the at the Rose Plumb-
ing. Equalization meeting will follow
immediately after Annual Meeting
business is concluded.
[Published March 6, and March 13,
2014 at a total approximate cost of
The deadline for filing nominating pe-
titions is March 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM.
If a petition is mailed by registered
mail by March 25, 2014, at 5:00 PM, it
shall be considered filed.
Nominating petitions for the offices of
County Commissioner District #1 – 4
year term
County Commissioner District #3 – 4
year term
County Commissioner District #5 – 4
year term
County Finance Officer – 4 year term
County Register of Deeds – 4 year term
County Sheriff – 4 year term
Delegates to Republican Party state
Delegates to Democratic Party state
Precinct committeeman Republican
party – 1 per precinct
Precinct committeewoman Republican
Party – 1 per precinct
shall be filed in the office of the county
finance officer located in the county
courthouse during regular business
Nominating petitions for the offices of
US Senator – 6 year term
US Representative – 2 year term
Governor – 4 year term
State Senator District 28 – 2 year term
State Representative District 28B – 2
year term
Circuit Court Judge – Fourth Judicial
shall be filed in the office of the Secre-
tary of State, State Capitol Building,
Pierre, SD 57501, between the hours
of 8:00 AM and 5:00 p.m..
Sylvia Chapman
Perkins County Finance Officer
[Published March 6 & March 13, 2014
at a total approximate cost of $37.05.]
Notice is hereby given that the Bison
School District No. 52-1, Bison, South
Dakota, has been audited by Cahill
Bauer & Associates, LLC for the year
ended June 30, 2013. A detailed report
thereon is available for public inspec-
tion, during normal business hours, at
the business office of the School Dis-
trict, and also available at the Depart-
ment of Legislative Audit in Pierre,
South Dakota or on the Department of
Legislative Audit website at
The following findings and recommen-
dations provide a brief description of
material weaknesses in internal con-
trol that are described in more detail
in the audit report.
Finding: Internal control over finan-
cial reporting and compliance is not
Recommendation: We recommend a
high level of awareness be maintained
by management to assist in prevent-
ing, detecting, or correcting matters
that may arise due to this internal con-
trol weakness.
Finding: The School’s internal control
structure should provide for the prepa-
ration of financial statements in accor-
dance with generally accepted
accounting principles (GAAP).
Recommendation: It is the responsibil-
ity of management and those charged
with governance to make the decision
whether to accept the degree of risk as-
sociated with this condition because of
cost or other considerations.
Finding: Material audit adjustments
were proposed that would not have
been identified as a result of the School
District’s existing internal controls,
and therefore could have resulted in a
material misstatement of the School
District’s financial statements.
Recommendation: It is the responsibil-
ity of management and those charged
with governance to make the decision
whether to accept the degree of risk as-
sociated with this condition because of
cost and other considerations.
[Published March 6 and March 13,
2014 at a total approximate cost of
Voter registration for the Municipal
Election to be held on April 8, 2014,
will close on Monday, March 24, 2014.
Failure to register by this date will
cause forfeiture of voting rights for this
election. If you are in doubt about
whether you are registered, check the
Voter Information Portal at or call the county audi-
tor at 244-5624.
Registration may be completed during
regular business hours at the county
auditor's office, municipal finance of-
fice, secretary of state's office, and
those locations which provide driver's
licenses, SNAP, TANF, WIC, military
recruitment, and assistance to the dis-
abled as provided by the Department
of Human Services. You may contact
the county auditor to request a mail-in
registration form or access a mail-in
form at
Voters with disabilities may contact
the county auditor for information and
special assistance in voter registration,
absentee voting, or polling place acces-
Elizabeth Hulm
Finance Officer, Town of Bison
[Published March 6 and 13, 2014 at a
total approximate cost of $26.00.]
The Bison Courier • Thursday, March 13, 2014 • 17
Invitation for Bids
County Contract
Weed Sprayer
The Perkins County Weed Board is ac-
cepting bids for the position of County
Contract Weed Sprayer. Bid must in-
clude hourly rate, type of equipment,
and number of units in their bid. Suc-
cessful bidder must hire their own
qualified sprayers, attend all meetings,
be able to apply 50 gallons per acre of
water carrier with herbicide and Lia-
bility Insurance must accompany the
bid. Contractor and all help must have
a Commercial Pesticide License. No
aerial spraying applications accepted.
Contract will go from 1 May 14
through 1 November 14. Sealed bids
will be accepted until 1:00 p.m. on 27th
March 2014 and will be publicly read
aloud at 1:15 p.m. during the regular
meeting of the Perkins County Weed
and Pest Board. Bids clearly marked
Contract Sprayer Bid may be mailed to
Perkins County Weed Board, PO Box
126, Bison, SD 57620. For more infor-
mation contact the Perkins County
Weed Board Office at 605-244-7299 or
605-374-5315. Perkins County re-
serves the right to accept or reject any
or all bids.
Robert Hermann, Chairman
Perkins County Weed & Pest Board
[Published March 13, 2014 and March
20, 2014 at a total approximate cost of
Scotch Cap Township
Equalization Meeting
Scotch Cap Township will hold there
Equalization meeting Monday, March
17 at 7:00 p.m. at the at the Anna Rose
Woll residence.
[Published March 6, and March 13,
2014 at a total approximate cost of
Marshfield Township
Equalization Meeting
Marshfield Township will hold there
Equalization meeting Monday, March
17 at 7:00 p.m. at the at the Justin Sei-
del residence.
[Published March 6, and March 13,
2014 at a total approximate cost of
Burdick Township
Equalization Meeting
Burdick Township Board of Equaliza-
tion shall meet on Monday, March 17th
at the home of the Clerk, Esther John-
son, at 7:00 p.m. Assessments will be
reviewed and books will be opened,
oaths and any necessary paperwork
will be filled out and if no business is
brought before the board, books will be
closed that evening.
Dated March 5th, 2014
Esther Johnson, Clerk/Treasurer
[Published March 13, 2014 at a total
approximate cost of $6.50.]
SDCL 10-11-13
the governing body, sitting as a Review
Board of the Town of Bison, Perkins
County, South Dakota, will meet at
City Hall in said taxing jurisdiction on
MONDAY, the 17th day of March, 2014
for the purpose of reviewing and cor-
recting the assessment of said taxing
district for the year 2014.
All persons considering themselves ag-
grieved by said assessment are re-
quired to notify the city finance officer
no later than March 13, 2014.
Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer
Town of Bison
Dated March 6, 2014
[Published March 13, 2014 at a total
approximate cost of $9.39.]
301 Main Ave.
Smith’s Drug,Inc.
Lemmon • 605-374-3848
Bogue & Bogue
Law Offices
• Eric Bogue
• Cheryl Laurenz-Bogue
Faith, SD 967-2529
Community Health Nurse
Patti Benson, RN • CHN
Office Hours 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bison • 244-5978
Lemmon • 374-5962
Highway 12 • Lemmon
Auto Parts
Bison • 244-5612 • Tuesdays
Lemmon • 374-7785
Penfield Country
Real Estate
Shane Penfield
Lemmon • 374-7785
Tax, Accounting &
Financial Services
123 South Main • Hettinger
M - Th 10 - 3
Fri. - 10 - 1
109 South Main • PO Box 357
Bowman, ND 58623 • 701-523-3340
Dan Brosz, P.E., L.S.
In Hettinger call 701-567-4511
Other Offices in:
•Rhame • Sranton
Thrifty White Drug
Hettinger, ND
Gary Dewhirst, R.Ph.
Greeting Cards • Gifts
Prescription Drugs
Harding & Perkins
Farm Mutual
“The Insurer Who Cares”
PO Box 334 Prairie City, SD
201 E Highway 12 • Hettinger
701-567-2846 or 701-567-4126
Joel A. Deutscher, D.C.
11 East 4th St • Lemmon
H & H Carpet Cleaners
Bob & Shawn Hoffer
Hettinger, N D
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
The Bison Courier Ad deadline
is Monday at NOON!
Legal deadline is Friday at
Ravellette Publications
for all your sale catalog
needs, Don or Beau at
Hettinger • 701-567-4333
D.L. Safratowich, DVM
E.A. Andress, DVM
L.K. Henderson, DVM
Bleaux Johnson, DVM
Offering: Shelter • Support Group
Advocacy & Other Options
You are not alone.
CAVA....We Care!
Communities Against Violence & Abuse
Lemmon, SD • 605-374-5823 or
Eye Clinic
James E. Trimble, O.D.
16 4th Street W • Lemmon
803 Main Ave - Lemmon, SD
Office 605-374-7591
Certified Public Accountant
Lensegrav, DC
Chiropractic Physician
788-2943 Main office
Homestead Heights
Income based affordable housing
One & Two bedroom
Office: (605) 244-5473
Dakota Land and Home
BUY or SELL Your Home On The Range
Ron Silverman, Broker
This Space
For Rent
$3.80 a week.
18 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, March 13, 2014
Boating on East Rand Street???
Robert Froning trying a little Spring fishing in Brady Hathaway’s yard.
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sonal work driving and operating
farm machinery and performing
manual tasks to plant, cultivate,
harvest and store crops on a corn,
soybean farm, from 4/12/2014 to
12/20/2014 at Lagodinski Farms,
Edgeley, ND. Six months of previ-
ous experience required in the job
described. Saturday work re-
quired. Must be able to lift/carry
60 lbs. No minimum education or
High School diploma/equivalent
is necessary for the position.
Must possess or be able to obtain
an insurable driver’s license
within 30 days following hire.
Workers will drive company vehi-
cles, including semi-trucks within
a 150-mile radius of the farm.
$13.41/hr or current applicable
AEWR. Workers are guaranteed
¾ of work hours of total period.
Work tools, supplies, equipment
supplied by employer without
charge to worker.Housing with
kitchen facilities provided at no
cost to only those workers who
are not reasonably able to return
same day to their place of resi-
dence at time of recruitment.
Transportation and subsistence
expenses to work site will be paid
to nonresident workers not later
than upon completion of 50% of
the job contract. Interviews re-
quired. Apply for this job at near-
est State Workforce Agency in
state in which this ad appears, or
SDWorks, 415 14th Ave. East,
Mobridge, SD 57601-1306. Pro-
vide copy of this ad. Job Order
2 positions - Temporary/sea-
sonal work planting, cultivating,
harvesting and storing crops on a
corn, soybean and/or oilseed crop
farm, from 4/1/2014 to 12/1/2014
at Legge Farms, Inc., Barnes and
Stutsman Co., ND. Three months
of previous experience required in
the job described. Saturday work
required. Must be able to
lift/carry 60 lbs. No minimum ed-
ucation or High School
diploma/equivalent is necessary
for the position. No smoking or
use of tobacco products is allowed
on company premises or in com-
pany-provided housing at any
time. Insurable driver’s license
required within 30 days following
hire in order to drive company ve-
hicles, including semi-trucks
within a 150--mile radius of the
farm. $14.00/hr or current appli-
cable AEWR. Workers are guar-
anteed ¾ of work hours of total
period. Work tools, supplies,
equipment supplied by employer
without charge to worker. Hous-
ing with kitchen facilities pro-
vided at no cost to only those
workers who are not reasonably
able to return same day to their
place of residence at time of re-
cruitment. Transportation and
subsistence expenses to work site
will be paid to nonresident work-
ers not later than upon comple-
tion of 50% of the job contract.
Interviews required. Apply for
this job at nearest State Work-
force Agency in state in which
this ad appears, or SDWorks, 415
14th Ave. East, Mobridge, SD
57601-1306. Provide copy of this
ad. ND Job Order #348638.
2 positions - Temporary/sea-
sonal work performing manual
and machine tasks associated
with beekeeping, from 4/1/2014 to
11/30/2014 at Althoff Honey
Farms, LLC , Cavalier, Griggs,
McHenry, Pembina, Richland,
Sheridan, Walsh & Ward Coun-
ties, ND. Three months of previ-
ous experience required in the job
described. Saturday work re-
quired. Must be able to lift/carry
75 lbs. Workers must have no
fear of bees and be non-allergic to
bee stings, pollen, honey or other
TAL has full-time RN opportuni-
ties available working in the
beautiful southern Black Hills of
SD. We are located just a short
distance from Mount Rushmore,
Wind Cave National Park, Custer
State Park, Jewel Cave National
Park and many other outdoor at-
tractions. We offer competitive
salary and excellent benefits.
Please call 605-673-9418 for more
information or log on to to apply. EOE.
time person for general farm
work on cattle farm, tractor
driver. Experience necessary. Call
605-547-2257 or 712-551-7828 for
DEPARTMENT accepting appli-
cations for FT Highway Mainte-
The Bison Courier • Thursday, March 13, 2014 • 19
products of the hive. No mini-
mum education or high school
diploma/equivalent is necessary
for the position. $13.41/hr or cur-
rent applicable AEWR. Workers
are guaranteed ¾ of work hours
of total period. Work tools, sup-
plies, equipment supplied by em-
ployer without charge to worker.
Housing with kitchen facilities
provided at no cost to only those
workers who are not reasonably
able to return same day to their
place of residence at time of re-
cruitment. Transportation and
subsistence expenses to work site
will be paid to nonresident work-
ers not later than upon comple-
tion of 50% of the job contract.
Interviews required. Apply for
this job at nearest State Work-
force Agency in state in which
this ad appears, or SDWorks, 415
14th Ave. East, Mobridge, SD
57601-1306. Provide copy of this
ad. ND Job Order #348650.
Help Wanted: The Town of
Bison is now accepting applica-
tions for 2 fulltime summer work-
ers. Applicants must be 18 and
over. $10/hr. Please request an
application from: Finance Officer,
Box 910, Bison, SD 57620 or call
244-5677 or 244-5231. The Town
of Bison is an Equal Opportunity
For Sale
For Sale: hay, alfalfa and mixed
Thank You
"Thank you your prayers for
Amos and our family. He is home
and doing well! We thank and
praise God!
Love, the
Wiechmann and
Bingaman families"
utilities. Analyze situations,
evaluate possible courses of ac-
tion, make decisions, and give ad-
vice and recommendations
regarding water/wastewater sys-
tem operations. Qualified individ-
uals should submit resume,
references, and statement of
qualifications to: South Dakota
Rural Water, PO Box 287, Madi-
son, SD 57042. Additional infor-
mation can be located at under Member
Services or email
motor graders and 2 loaders
Deadline for bids is March 24,
2014 For Information Contact
605-995-8625 or email high-
We have lowered the price & will
consider contract for deed. Call
Russell Spaid 605-280-1067.
nance individuals. Benefit pack-
age. Motivated, positive attitude,
work with others. Valid CDL.
EOE. For application call 605-
FULL-TIME help in central SD.
Must be able to operate late-
model John Deere machinery un-
supervised and have mechanical
ability. Hourly wages depending
on qualifications. Curt Mundt,
Agar SD, 605-280-9018.
& CNAs, top weekly pay, direct
deposit, & flexible schedules.
Take control of your schedule
with Tri-State Nursing. Apply on-
line today. 800-
ING SPECIALIST – provide tech-
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training to rural and small town
representing Golden Eagle Log
Homes, building in eastern, cen-
tral, northwestern South & North
Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-530-
2672, Craig Connell, 605-264-
5 6 5 0 ,
statewide for only $150.00. Put
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Call this newspaper or 800-658-
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owner operators, freight from
Midwest up to 48 states, home
regularly, newer equipment,
Health, 401K, call Randy, A&A
Express, 800-658-3549.
20 • The Bison Courier • Thursday, March 13, 2014
Need gravel around your tank or
driveway gravel? Now hauling farm to
market grain & livestock.
Call for a quote.
Besler Gravel & Trucking, LLC • 244-5600